More gold for New Caledonia

first_imgThe French territories proved the favourite tag was rightly applied to them, winning all medals in the men and women’s events. New Caledonian Audric Lucini turned his 2011 silver into gold with a powerful performance. Tahitian Benjamin Zorgnotti came second and New Caledonian Mathieu Szalamacha finished third. Team PNG boys came behind the pack.last_img

Mendy portrays Marcelo

first_imgThe same goes for the duels won: while Mendy’s average in duels won to her rivals is 60.56%, Marcelo’s is down to 52.17%. Comparing defenses and in the league tournament, the rear formed by Carvajal, Varane, Ramos and Mendy has participated in nine meetings, with six wins and three draws: has not fit in six games (66.66%). On the contrary, he has scored 17 goals. With Marcelo, that same line, but switching to French for the Brazilian, the whites have played three games, with two wins and one draw. The whites they have scored nine goals (an average of three per game) and conceded three (one conceded on average per game). After attending Benzema so that he scored the winning goal against Atlético in the derby, Osasuna shone through his defensive facet: it was along with Carvajal (the two sides), the most fouls committed by Real Madrid: three each .For Zidane, Mendy’s arrival has been a relief. He himself valued it in a positive way in his press conference before the derby against Atlético: “Its integration has been very good.” He is a person who wants to learn and improve in a context he did not know. He is a very competitive player, who likes duels and is very competitively hungry. He wants to show that the club’s decision to sign him can be good. ” Of course, he also pointed out what should improve: “You have to keep improving with Spanish …”. And with Mendy, Madrid is being more reliable than with Marcelo … One of the first requests that Zinedine Zidane requested to reinforce the white workforce after the debacle last season was the signing of a left-handed side. The French coach detected that Marcelo needed a stimulus to return to being the unbalanced player he had been during the French first stage on the white bench. Marcelo was then a dagger on the left wing, but the march of Zidane and his close friend Cristiano plunged him into a game crisis. Lopetegui and Solari overlapped that slump (also due to the various muscle injuries he suffered) with the inclusion of the Sergio Reguilón youth player, who based on caste, courage and pundonor managed to take the position of left-handed side. Zidane’s arrival gave her situation a 180 degree turn. But Zidane saw that he needed to unfold that position. He found the player he was looking for in Ferland Mendy, a defender who pointed ways in the ranks of the Olympique de Lyon. Said and done, Mendy landed in Castellana to compete with Marcelo.Nevertheless, little by little and after overcoming several muscle injuries at the beginning of the campaign, Mendy has settled on the left flank. From there, and game by game, it has been slowly released. From being a side that dealt with fast extremes, case of Villarrealense Chukwueze and Sevillian Navas, lagging behind is also: with the as holder, Madrid have conceded eight goals in 19 games (among all competitions), which gives an average of 0.42 goals conceded per game. With Marcelo, that average goes off: when the Brazilian has played (15 games), the whites have conceded 15 goals, which gives an average of one goal received per game played. The Brazilian has gone on to swell Unit B of Zidane. His muscle injuries have also been a handicap in this League.last_img read more

More teams for Gold Cup in 2019

first_imgConfederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) president Victor Montagliani says the Gold Cup tournament will be expanded from 12 to 16 teams in its 2019 edition.The competition, which started in 1991, currently has a format of 12 teams in three groups of four, but the confederation believes that the tournament can only be strengthened by including more teams to increase the number of games.”That will expand in 2019. That’s the plan right now,” Montagliani said. “That will increase the number of participants from the Caribbean and also Central America. We haven’t finalised what the platform will look like in terms of qualification, but, obviously, it’s a step forward as we’ve seen. Look at this year. you have two new countries – CuraÁao and French Guiana. You’ve got Martinique. Trinidad’s not in it, but they’re in the World Cup Qualifying Hex. The quality is there to go to 16. there’s no doubt.”The Canadian also spoke about a new tournament to be launched called the Nations League, but said it is still a work in progress.”We’re looking to establish a league of nations, where we have some consistency for our countries, where they can play on a more consistent basis,” Montagliani said.He added: “A lot of countries struggle getting friendlies, getting competitions. We’ve got some of our national teams, whether it be in the Caribbean or Central America or even in North America, like with Canada, where rather than playing 40 games in a four-ear period, which is every FIFA date, they play like single digits or 10. You’re not gonna grow or develop that way, so this League of Nations concept is for everyone to play on a consistent basis and keep the dream alive to qualify for things like a Gold Cup or obviously a World Cup.”Montagliani also ruled out the idea of CONCACAF merging its FIFA World Cup qualification tournament with CONMEBOL’s (The South American Football Confederation).”That won’t happen. Can CONCACAF AND CONMEBOL work on things together? Other tournaments and stuff like that? Absolutely! We are two specific confederations and so we’ll have our World Cup qualification and they’ll have theirs,” he concluded.last_img read more

Killer jailed for 23 years

first_imgTiger Bay stabbing…no possibility of paroleTwenty-two-year-old Christopher Stanley was on Monday sentenced by High Court Justice Sandil Kissoon to serve 23 years, seven months in prison without the possibility of parole for the August 29, 2015 killing of 44-year-old Owen Brown at Tiger Bay, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.Represented by Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay, Stanley, of Rosemary Lane, Tiger Bay, Georgetown, pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter when he appeared before Justice Kissoon. He admitted to stabbing Brown to death, but claimed he was warding off a sexual assault from Brown.Stanley had stabbed Brown 21 times, and Prosecutor Mandell Moore contendedChristopher Stanleythat this showed that Stanley had had intention to kill.Stanley had fled the scene back then after committing the act. Brown, also called “Rasta man”, was reportedly killed on his bed and in his sleep. However, Stanley told Justice Kissoon on Monday that he had lost control when he saw that Brown was going to sexually assault him.During Monday’s court hearing, Stanley, at times inaudible, appeared to have had difficulty understanding what Justice Kissoon was saying. However, he professed to understand that pleading guilty means he would receive a term of imprisonment.He later apologised to the family members of the victim. Relatives of both the deceased and the offender were present in court.SentencingJustice Kissoon started the sentence at a base of 25 years, and deducted time spent on remand and for the early guilty plea. This resulted in a term of 13 years 7 months.However, the judge noted that the court added 10 years for aggravating factors which observed the brutality of Stanley’s actions. As such, he sentenced him to 23Deceased: Owen Brownyears, seven months.Just hours before killing Brown, Stanley had attacked another resident with a knife, and was later seen sharpening a knife. It has been alleged that Stanley had suffered with mental issues some months prior to killing Brown. The post mortem examination showed that Brown died from hemorrhage and shock due to multiple incised wounds.last_img read more

Pedal cyclist killed in Mahaicony accident

first_imgA pedal cyclist succumbed to his injuries at the Mahaicony Hospital after he was struck by a motor car on Monday on Letter G Public Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Dead is 28-year-old Brian Fordyce, of Mahaicony. He was struck by a motor car bearing registration number PGG 1565 around 01:30h.According to information received, Fordyce was proceeding easterly along the road when the motor car, which was proceeding in the same direction, collided with the rear of Fordyce’s bicycle.As a result of the impact, Fordyce was reportedly thrown onto the roadway. He was quickly picked up with visible leg and arm injuries and rushed to the Hospital in an unconscious state.He died on Tuesday morning about 06:00h while receiving treatment at the medical facility.The driver of the motor car, Teoron Frederick, 26, of Paradise Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB), appeared at the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning charged for the accident.He denied that on the said day, he failed to stop after an accident and also failed to render assistance to Fordyce. Frederick was not charged with causing Fordyce’s death, but was expected to be slapped with a causing death charge shortly.Nevertheless, he was placed on $100,000 bail, and was expected to return to court on December 5, 2018.last_img read more

Goldsmith kills self after admitting he has “feelings” for daughter-in-law

first_imgAn argument between a man and his wife over the romantic feelings he reportedly developed for their daughter-in-law took a turn for the worst after he allegedly took his life by consuming a poisonous substance.The deceased has been identified as 47-year-old Deodat (only name given), a goldsmith of Waller’s Delight, West Coast Demerara (WCD).Based on reports received, Deodat and his wife, Nandranie, were at their home on Sunday afternoon when they began arguing over his behaviour towards their daughter-in-law.Their daughter-in-law had reportedly complained to Deodat’s wife about the man making advances towards her. As such, the woman confronted her husband.This resulted in a heated argument between the couple during which the man admitted that he had feelings for his daughter-in-law.Shortly after, Deodat’s wife went to work.Around 14:45h, the woman received a phone call from her husband urgently requesting that she returned home. As the woman arrived at their residence, the man informed her that he was going to commit suicide.Moments after making that statement, he ventured into the kitchen and locked the door so that nobody could enter. This prompted his wife to rush outside of the house and peek through a window to ascertain what her husband was up to.The woman told detectives that she noticed Deodat with a ketchup bottle containing a solution to clean gold jewellery.After consuming the substance, he opened the door, placed the ketchup bottle on the ground, and immediately collapsed.He was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The ketchup bottle with the poisonous substance that he had placed on the ground before his death was also lodged at the Police Station as investigations continue.last_img read more

LTI unbeaten in LABA/YBG Under 19 tournament

first_imgThe youths of Linden Technical Institute (LTI) surged to yet another victory in order to be crowned the U-19 champs of Linden on Saturday.Playing at the rain affected Mckenzie hard court, LTI faced off with McKenzie High School, who despite a few ups and downs in the competition, have proven to be a solid team. With promising players on both sides of the court, the match up turned out to be a close one, which had the fans on the edge of their seats.LTI’s team captain, Jamal Gilkes, seemed a bit off of his usual amazing performances, netting 4 points. However, the young man’s rebounds and assists were in the double figures. In Gilkes falter, Dillon Pellew stepped up to the task and ended the game with 17 points to his name.On the other hand, Yannick Tappin of McKenzie High led the charge for his team by scoring almost half of their score. When the final buzzer went off, it was LTI who came out victorious with a slim 39-37 victory.Earlier in the day, a joint effort between Keyon Davidson (15 points) and Jonathan Copeland (14 points) saw Wisburg Secondary ‘blowing out’ New Silvercity secondary 43-24 in the third place playoff. Kobe Tappin was the lone man in double figures for the losing side with 14 points.These results mean it will be Linden Technical Institute, McKenzie High and Wisburg Secondary who will be travelling to Georgetown to compete in the Youth Basketball Guyana’s National Basketball Festival.Expectantly, with a total of 144 points in the tournament and an average of 24 points per game, LTI’s Jamal Gilkes walked away with the Most Valuable player of the tournament.last_img read more

La Canada shows its class in victory

first_imgLOS ALAMITOS – The LaCanada High boys’ swim team knows a thing or two about performing at elite competitions, securing the past four titles at the Beverly Hills Invitational and capturing the boys’ championship last season in its first appearance at the Royal of Simi Valley Invitational, not to mention winning the Southern Section Div. II title last year. At the third annual Los Alamitos Coed Relays Saturday, LaCanada’s boys decided to let their female counterparts join in on the celebration. The format of the event is similar to the annual Southern Section Relays hosted by Millikan of Long Beach, with backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle and individual medley events all being contested in relay format. Six of the seven relays featured four girls and four boys, with the only exception being the 12×50-yard freestyle relay, where each team had six male and female competitors. La Canada’s victory in the final event, the 400 medley relay, forced the tie with Los Alamitos. Featuring several athletes from the quartet that won the 200 medley relay title in Div.II last season, the Spartans triumphed in 3 minutes, 38.60seconds. La Canada’s wins in the 400 backstroke relay (3:48.83) and 800 freestyle relay (7:29.25) enabled the Spartans to overtake Wilson after finishing second in the 8×100 individual medley relay, the 12×50 freestyle relay and the 400 butterfly relay. La Canada also placed third in the 400 breaststroke relay. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Trailing Long Beach Wilson and the host Griffins after four races, the Spartans rallied to win the final three relays to force a tie for the title with Los Alamitos. Both teams finished with 127 points, with the winner of each event receiving 16 points and the seventh-place team recording nine. “We dominated the back half of the meet,” La Canada boys’ coach Art Lopez said. “We had some great swims. For our first meet, I was very impressed.” last_img read more

City, PSG ‘a danger football hasn’t seen before’: La Liga chief

first_img“The state clubs are a new phenomenon and present a danger that football has not seen before,” he told the Totally Football Show podcast.“They are operating entirely outside of the rules and risk inflating markets to disastrous levels through their financial doping.”City are under investigation by UEFA over alleged financial violations and the 57-year-old Spanish league chief called on the European game’s governing body to take a stronger lead in controlling the issue.“The governors of European football need to show a much stronger commitment to healthy domestic football,” he said.“This would include stricter financial controls that limit state clubs like Manchester City or PSG from vastly outspending their rivals and it would also include much firmer Financial Fair Play penalties, which have been a very weak deterrent up to this point.“A state-run club would be totally against our financial rules in Spain. Any investor that wants to come into La Liga has to agree to our financial controls and we would not allow any investor that would create debt or inflate the market. We would not allow it to happen.”Tebas acknowledged Europe’s biggest clubs, including Barcelona and Real Madrid from his own league, had always flexed their financial muscles.But he is adamant the threat posed by City and PSG’s wealth is potentially more damaging as transfer fees have been inflated by their vast spending.“Barcelona and Real Madrid have never received state support and have always been run in a financially responsible way,” he said.“Big clubs have always existed across Europe and it is true they can create distortion if there are no financial controls in place.“In the case of Spain, we have spent the past years reducing levels of debt to historic lows and we do not want our biggest clubs to have more money if others do not.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, has criticised Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain © AFP/File / Khalil MAZRAAWILONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 6 – La Liga president Javier Tebas says Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain represent “a danger that football has not seen before” as he stepped up his attacks on the big-spending superpowers.Tebas, who has strongly criticised City before, said the money pumped into the Premier League champions and Ligue 1 winners PSG by their Abu Dhabi and Qatar-based owners had distorted the football landscape.last_img read more

Teens placed in adult prison

first_imgRhode Island’s problems began last fall when Republican Gov. Don Carcieri’s administration realized the state faced what became a $450 million deficit. The Department of Children, Youth and Families was asked to cut 11 percent from its budget, or $20 million. DCYF Director Patricia Martinez suggested in a memo to Carcieri that the state could save $4million by sending 17-year-olds to prison instead of the State Training School, where DCYF oversees young offenders. The average annual cost of keeping someone at the Training School is $98,000, compared with $40,000 in the state prison. But DCYF Deputy Director Jorge Garcia said his staff thought the proposal wouldn’t pass so never consulted with prison officials. If they had, they would have learned 17-year-olds are put in protective custody, away from older, hardened inmates. That costs about $104,000 per year – a lot more than $40,000. At best, Garcia said he had a quick conversation with Department of Corrections Director A.T. Wall. Wall cannot remember that talk, his spokeswoman said. Carcieri’s office never consulted prison officials about the change, assuming DCYF had checked, Carcieri spokesman Jeff Neal said. Lawmakers on the powerful House Finance Committee are responsible for reviewing Carcieri’s budget. Rep. Carol Mumford, a Republican, said reviewing a $7 billion budget is an enormous undertaking. “Picture five telephone books, that’s how high it is,” Mumford said, referring to the budget documents. “We frankly do read the budget, but there are idiosyncrasies in there that we do miss.” Her committee received repeated warnings from child advocates and prosecutors who argued that teenagers are better served by rehabilitation than incarceration. A Family Court judge testified that Carcieri’s staff had not consulted with the judiciary. Attorney General Patrick Lynch said he doubted the governor had even spoken with prison officials. Wall, the corrections director, never testified about the DCYF proposal. He later said the governor had not consulted him, and he didn’t realize the proposal might pass. It did. College-bound teens arrested under the new law risk losing federal financial aid if convicted of a drug crime. Those looking for work will have to disclose a criminal record. If the 17-year-olds had been in Family Court, their records would be hidden from public view. Carcieri’s staff admits the original proposal was flawed, but the governor wants to see how much the policy costs before tinkering further, Neal said. Senate Majority Leader Teresa Paiva Weed, a Democrat, said she’s urging lawmakers in the House to adopt a bill that would send 17-year-olds back to the juvenile courts. The Senate has already approved the measure. Lawmakers could vote on it during a one-day special session tentatively scheduled for this month. But no date has been set, and lawmakers haven’t promised they will take it up.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PROVIDENCE, R.I. – When 17-year-old Dennys George was arrested this summer, allegedly for carrying 10 grams of crack, he was taken handcuffed and shackled to the state prison’s high-security wing – not a juvenile facility. George said he was strip-searched and spent the night in a cell with another teen. Though he didn’t have contact with older inmates, he wouldn’t shower because he was afraid of being near them. “They told me, `You’re going to spend some time with the big boys,”‘ George said, recounting a talk with police. “I was so stressed, I didn’t even know what was going to happen to me.” George is one of about 40 teens who have been jailed in the state prison under a new law that treats 17-year-olds as adults in the court system. Billed as a way to save money, youth advocates, judges and the attorney general sounded the alarm early that the proposal might actually be more expensive, and it could hurt children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityNow, four months after the measure passed the Legislature, state officials admit their mistake: It’s unlikely to cut costs, it has created confusion in the court system, and it is imprisoning teenage offenders who might have been sent home with their parents instead. State officials say it happened because the chain of people responsible for the proposal – who drew it up, signed off on it, forwarded it to lawmakers and voted it into law – never thoroughly researched it and ignored warnings. Now, they’re pointing fingers and grappling with how to fix it. “Never underestimate the incompetence of government,” said Steven Brown, executive director of the state branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, who wants 17-year-old offenders back in Juvenile Courts. “I think there’s a lot of blame to go around.” Rhode Island is one of 14 states that try people younger than 18 in adult courts. Several of those are considering moving the age up. Besides Rhode Island, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin try 17-year-olds as adults, according to the National Center for Juvenile Justice. Connecticut, New York and North Carolina try 16-year-olds in adult courts, although Connecticut has raised the age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 16 to 18 for most offenses starting in 2010. last_img