Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

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first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Australia again took a defensive stand against Denmark, which was back at the World Cup after missing out on the tournament in Brazil. The Danes were coming off a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday in Saransk. Poulsen, who plays for German club RB Leipzig, scored the lone goal.It is the fifth World Cup appearance for the Danes, who reached the quarterfinals in 1998.Australia was also making a fifth trip to the World Cup. The team’s best showing was in the 2006 quarterfinals.Moments after Mathew Leckie’s early header for Australia sailed over the goal, Eriksen sent a left-footed shot over goalkeeper Mathew Ryan’s outstretched arms.The Danes held the lead until the yellow on Poulsen, which was not without controversy. Video replay also gave Peru a penalty against the Danes in the opener, but it wasn’t converted.“I think after today I don’t like the system. It’s the second match it’s been used against us,” Eriksen said. “If you want to use the VAR for penalties, you should also use it for free kicks. Two matches in a row, that’s bitter.”After the pleas from Denmark’s players to the referee went unheard, Schmeichel had a few words with Jedinak to rattle him. It didn’t work.“You still have to stay focused in getting good contact and maintain that focus,” said Jedinak, who plays for Aston Villa.Pione Sisto nearly gave the Danes the advantage just after the halftime break, but his shot went to the right of the goal. Australia added some firepower in the 68th, bringing on 19-year-old Daniel Arzani as both teams scrambled for a winning goal.Denmark’s opening victory over Peru was marred by the loss of starting midfielder William Kvist, who fractured two ribs and is likely to miss the rest of the tournament. He was replaced in the starting lineup against Australia by Lasse Schone. Going into the tournament, No. 36 Australia was the lowest-ranked team in Group C with the others all in the top 12.With a loss to France in the opener, a defeat Thursday would have made it nearly impossible for the Socceroos to advance to the next stage. Denmark, meanwhile, won its first match against Peru.In the later group match on Thursday, France’s 1-0 victory eliminated Peru while securing a spot in the knockout round for the French.Australia lost to 1998 World Cup champion France 2-1 last Saturday in Kazan, with both French goals coming as the result of video technology. But the score didn’t reflect the Socceroos’ gritty defensive performance.“You’ve got to put those frustrations aside,” Jedinak said. “You don’t put two performances in like that if you’re frustrated. You’ve got to just believe, and that’s what we do. We have belief in what we’re doing. We’re believing in the structure and how we’ve been training and preparing. And we’ll continue to do that. It will be the same going forward.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The 38th-minute penalty was set up after Denmark forward Yussuf Poulsen was called for a handball following a video review. Poulsen was also cautioned by the referee and will be suspended for the team’s final group match against France because of yellow card accumulation.The goal was Jedinak’s second from the spot at this year’s World Cup, and it snapped Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s five-match streak of shutouts for the Danes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s more just composing and staying concentrated, regardless of the situation, regardless of where you’re standing and regardless of what’s going on around you,” added Jedinak, who has converted 16 straight penalties.Christian Eriksen scored in the opening minutes for Denmark, which has gone unbeaten in 17 straight international matches. LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan “I think the tournament is over for him,” Australia coach Bert van Marwijk said.Nabbout’s arm was in a sling after the game, but he said he wasn’t in pain.“Obviously it was disappointing,” Nabbout said. “There were a lot of emotions running through at the end of the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Denmark’s Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group C match between Denmark and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)SAMARA, Russia — Mile Jedinak has a knack for penalty kicks and his strategy is beyond simple.“Just to get that ball in the back in the net,” the Australia captain said after converting from the spot to give Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday and new life at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru Denmark’s last loss was in October 2016 against Montenegro, 1-0 in Copenhagen.GROUP DYNAMICSThe highlight of Group C will be the match between France and Denmark on Tuesday in Moscow. The top finishers in the group will go on to play opponents from Group D, which includes Croatia, Argentina, Iceland and Nigeria.KEYS TO SUCCESSEriksen, who plays for Tottenham in England, has scored in 17 of the national team’s last 20 matches.During World Cup qualifying, he scored 11 goals for the Danes, third-best in Europe behind Poland striker Robert Lewandowski with 16 and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo with 15.Now 26, Eriksen was the youngest player at the World Cup in South Africa. He has 79 appearances for the national team and 23 goals.He was named man of the match on Thursday.TOUGH LOSSAustralia lost Andrew Nabbout in the 74th minute with what appeared to be a dislocated shoulder. He was replaced by Tomi Juric. View commentslast_img read more

UP survives ferocious FEU, bags crown via Finals sweep

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first_imgIsa Molde played like the Most Valuable Player that she is, firing 23 points including the go-ahead point, 14-13, in the fifth set before Ayel Estranero hit a service ace to clinch the title.“We tried to lift each other and tell ourselves that we can do it,” said Molde, who also won the MVP of the Finals and the First Best Open Spiker awards.“We are very happy because this is for the coming UAAP,” said Molde in Filipino. “In the end it was not just me but the entire team.’The Lady Maroons needed a short time to impose their fluid, highly systematic brand of game crafted by Kenyan mentor Godfrey Okumu, taking the first two sets with seeming ease.Molde and Roselyn Rosier took turns inflicting damage from left flank and in the second frame alone, UP outscored FEU, 16-5, in attacks.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It was the Lady Maroons’ first volleyball title in 36 years, and one that was won on their first ever finals appearance in the league.But it was not without some scary moments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFEU, a veteran of many finals battle, made a gallant comeback from two sets to none and 0-8 in the third set to bring what appeared to be short and lopsided match to a five-set drama.The Lady Tamaraws even threatened to give the Lady Maroons a dose of their own medicine—UP clawed back from the same two-set deficit to win Game 1—by taking a 12-6 lead in the fifth frame. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Young Filipino aces Milliam, Velez dominate Asian tennis meet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Adamson beat University of Santo Tomas, 15-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-19, to tie their own series for third at 1-1. But since the finals ended, the Lady Falcons bagged the bronze via quotient.Molde was surprised when she copped MVP award earlier in the day.“There are a lot of better players out there,” said Molde, who was also named Finals MVP. “I would like to dedicate these awards to my teammates; of course I can’t achieve this without their help.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Isa Molde. —SHERWIN VARDELEONUniversity of the Philippines, riding on a slow-burn campaign all conference long, rocketed in a burst of brilliance all the way to its first ever championship Wednesday night.UP employed its brand-new system to capture the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title via thrilling 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13 victory over Far Eastern University at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Mayor appeals for assistance to clear canals, parapets

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first_imgCorriverton Mayor Winston Roberts is appealing for assistance to clear the canals and parapets in the town and its surroundings.One of the clogged canals in the townSpeaking with Guyana Times, Roberts noted that they have not been receiving any assistance from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) despite numerous requests.A canal at Number 76 Housing Scheme is now home to several tall trees. “It needs urgent attention,” the Mayor says. The situation at the nearby scheme at Number 77 is no different.The Mayor stated that he has only been receiving promises from the NDIA.‘It has been months since we are appealing to the NDIA, but we have just been receiving promises,” he noted.According to him, during the recent rainy season, the municipality used a small excavator it has to do a small amount of work in the two schemes.Corriverton Mayor Winston Roberts“The sideline needs to be cleaned at least for the upcoming rainy season in December. The vegetation is very, very thick. It has reached a point where manual labour can no longer be used. There is need for a large excavator,” he noted.The Council is, however, only equipped with the small excavator.Meanwhile, Roberts further stated that workers for the Community Enhancement Programme have stopped carrying out work in the township of Corriverton.“Earlier this year, they would be cleaning the parapets, but for the longest while, we have not seen them. We would like to know the reason for them not coming to Corriverton,” the Mayor said.“Having them around, we were able to get a clean town on a regular basis.” According to Roberts, Municipal workers worked with the Community Enhancement Programme workers. However, there was no collaboration with the municipality.“They would normally appear in the Town and slash the parapets.“But we are not seeing them here anymore.”He noted that the Programme did not employ persons from Corriverton, which is a “strange” occurrence.“A car would just bring the workers and do it – start working at about 6:00 in the morning. They used to do a good job, but now they are not coming anymore,” he reemphasised.last_img read more

Justice La Bennett touted as next GECOM Chair

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first_img…retired Judge enjoys favoured candidate status – PNC sourceDespite Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s supply of two lists of eligible and independent candidates for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, President David Granger will evidently bypass the latest and second list, to appoint a wild card candidate of his own choosing.According to information from sources close to the People’s National Congress (PNC), Granger’s choice for the post has always been retired Justice Claudette La Bennett and, as was feared by several commentators, the rejection of Jagdeo’s nominees was predictable. If the President goes ahead as was indicated, it will not be the first time that La Bennett has been appointed to a post in debatable circumstances by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government.In 2015, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s announcement of her appointment to the chairmanship of the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board (TURCB) was greeted by an outcry from the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG).According to FITUG Executive Member Komal Chand, there had been a lack of consultations with the unions before her appointment. Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) General Secretary Lincoln Lewis had similar concerns about her appointment.Jagdeo, as Opposition Leader, has a constitutional responsibility to nominate a list of candidates for the GECOM chairmanship. It is a responsibility he has so far discharged meticulously, having supplied two lists of nominees to the President.President Granger had rejected Jagdeo’s first list of nominees, prompting a public discourse on his idiosyncratic interpretation of the Constitution of Guyana regarding the criteria to be fulfilled in the appointment of a GECOM Chairman. Ideally, he had said, the candidate should be qualified to be a judge of the High Court or an attorney for a minimum of seven years. He was insistent that the disjunctive “or” was of no consequence and the constitutional clause meant in effect “the nominee must be an ex-judge or one qualified to be a judge”.After stinging criticism, the President altered his criteria somewhat. Candidates, according to the President’s new criteria, must be able to discharge his/her functions neutrally, between the two opposing parties, as he or she would have done in court between two opposing litigants.Additionally, the person must be able to discharge the functions without fear or favour, without allowing any person or organisation to influence him or her to compromise his or her neutrality.The President also said that persons should have a general character of honesty, integrity, faithfulness and diligence in the discharge of their duty as Chairman of GECOM.Jagdeo’s second list had thus featured retired Justice of Appeal BS Roy, retired Justice William Ramlall, Attorney and former Magistrate Oneidge Walrond Allicock, Attorney Kashir Khan, Attorney Nadia Sagar and Captain Gerald Gouveia.In a statement after submitting his second list, Jagdeo had highlighted that the names submitted were in accordance with the President’s requirements of the candidates having a legal background and of a neutral stance.It was only at a recent press conference that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had cause to debunk allegations in sections of the media that the President had a right to appoint a Chairman of his choosing if the Opposition Leader’s list did not meet his satisfaction. It is possible these reports were based on information similar to that recently supplied to the Guyana Times.Meanwhile, businessman Marcel Gaskin has moved to the High Court to challenge the constitutionality of President David Granger’s reasoning behind his rejection of the Opposition Leader’s first list of six nominees for the post.Gaskin is the brother of Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, who is also the son-in-law of the President.The businessman wants the court to determine whether Jagdeo’s list of nominees was indeed not “fit and proper” as declared by President Granger.last_img read more

UN employee dies in WBD motorcycle crash

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first_imgFifty-four-year-old Oswald Dey of Good Intent, West Bank Demerara (WBD), who was employed as a United Nations (UN) Operations Officer in Guyana, died on Tuesday evening after his motorcycle collided with a pedestrian at Bellvue, Village.Dey was pronounced dead on arrival to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) after he collided with 35-year old Stanleytown WBD resident.According to reports, Dey was heading North in the direction of Vreed-en-HoopDead: Oswald Deywhen he collided with the pedestrian. Police on Wednesday disclosed that the pedestrian was struck from behind and reportedly fell onto the surface of the road, while Dey was thrown from his motorcycle, hitting his head in the process. Both men were promptly picked up by a Police vehicle which was in the area and taken to the hospital where Dey succumbed to his injuries.When Guyana Times visited Dey’s relatives on Wednesday, they were still coming to terms with the sudden loss. His son, Sherwin Dey, is a university student and his plans were completely shattered since he was set to be engaged on Wednesday night.The young man related to this publication that his last conversation with his father was when he told him that he was happy he was getting engaged.His older son, Marvin Dey, an Army officer stationed in Berbice, was especially affected since he last saw his father alive two weeks ago. He said his dad was strict with education, mentored several young men in the community and was devoted to his job at the UN, which he started in 2016.“My father was very loving; he set a great example [and] had our best interest at heart,” Marvin Dey told this publication.He also said that his father completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration several years ago. Dey was a father of five.Meanwhile, the pedestrian suffered injuries to his right foot as well as his head. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Oil Price Update

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first_imgCrude oil prices spiked again today surging over $147US a barrel. Continued tensions in the Middle East and concerns of renewed violence in Nigeria have now pushed the price to the new record intraday peak of $147.27.Oil jumped more than $5 a barrel today on the New York Mercantile Exchange but, at last word, had slipped back a bit to $146.85.The surge today completed a rebound from the first two days of the week, when it fell $10. JBC Energy in Vienna, Austria says the news about Iran and Nigeria, as well as a reported threat of a Brazilian oil workers’ strike were enough to wake the market from its two-day slumber.- Advertisement –last_img read more

5 charged for killing money changer, daughter

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first_imgAlmost two weeks after money changer Aaron Latchman, called “Star Boy”, and his teenage daughter, Arianna Latchman, were gunned down during a home invasion at their Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) residence, five men were on Monday afternoon arraigned for the heinous crime.Dead: Aaron Latchman and his teenage daughter, Arianna LatchmanCharged for the capital offence of murder are: 25-year-old Mark Rufino, a labourer of Parika Facade, East Bank Essequibo (EBE); 37-year-old Paul Chan, called “Long Hair” or “Anthony”, a conductor of Lot 10 Dennis Street, Sophia, Greater Georgetown; 44-year-old Troy Abrams called “Rasta Man”, a vendor of Middle Street, Agricola, East Bank Demerara (EBD); 37-year-old Lloyd Sadloo, of 220 Mocha Arcadia, EBD and 41-year-old Sean Thomas, called “Yankee”, an electrician of Lot 59 William Street, Kitty, Georgetown.The men appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court, where the indictable charge was read to them. The charge stated that on July 4, 2019 at Robert Street, Better Hope, ECD, they murdered Aaron and Arianna Latchman in the furtherance of a robbery.According to Police reports, on that fateful day, about 15:30h, the father-and-daughter duo had just returned to their Lot 58 Robert Street home when they were confronted by armed men.Holding the two victims at gunpoint, the alleged robbers took the duo into the upper flat of their house, where the bandits demanded money. After receiving a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash, the men then shot the duo before escaping from the scene in a white Toyota Carina 212 motor car, which was parked some distance away.Neighbours reported hearing gunshots and rushed to the victims’ assistance. The father and daughter were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.Post-mortem examinations conducted on the bodies revealed that the father was shot thrice while his daughter received one fatal gunshot wound, resulting in their deaths.Two of the accused murderers – Abrams and Sadloo – are known characters to the Police and the courts. Abrams was convicted in 2016 for two counts of robbery committed against America Street money changers Rayburn Fraser and Osaffo Ward. In November 2017, he was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for the offence.Meanwhile, Sadloo, who is said to be the alleged mastermind of the double murder, had a murder case discharged in 2012, but was later convicted in 2016 of narcotics trafficking. Nevertheless, the convict managed to make yet another court appearance in 2018, where he was charged for several armed robberies. Sadloo is also presently before the courts for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.The five men were all remanded to prison until August 15, 2019, when they were expected to make their next court appearance.Watching on the sidelines, as her husband’s and daughter’s alleged killers were escorted out of court, Tracy Waheeda broke down in tears while relating what the bereaved family was going through.“I hope they’re not gonna go back on the road free out there, so that a next family can feel what I’m feeling … but looking at them, I could just imagine what my husband and daughter went through with them,” the tearful woman said.Meanwhile, a senior officer refuted reports that suggested that the men were paid by a friend of the now dead businessman to execute him. The Police arrested four of the five suspects on Thursday last. The first to be arrested was “Rasta Man”. He was reportedly arrested at Front Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, after Police swooped down on a house there. After his arrest, he took the Police to Dennis Street, Sophia and Parika, where the others were arrested.Additionally, a motor car used by the bandits that belonged to the dead businessman was found at Front Road. During a search of the vehicle, an illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition were found.As the detectives worked with several leads, Sadloo was arrested after his name was called by the four men. He was the one who reportedly provided them with the weapons that they used to murder the money changer and his daughter.He was nabbed in North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and was described by two of the three men detained for the murders as “second in charge”.last_img read more

Robbery suspect arrested by deputies

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first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – A man suspected of robbing a liquor store in Canyon Country has been arrested, a sheriff’s lieutenant said Wednesday. David Glenn Lamson, 41, was booked for investigation of the robbery of H&J Liquor at 18248 Soledad Canyon Road at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, said sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Cambra. The robber had in his waistband what appeared to be a stun gun though no weapon was found, Cambra said. He stole $400 after a struggle with the person behind the counter, she said. The suspect was being held on $100,000 bail. – Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chickens on front line in W. Nile battle

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first_imgIt’s a low-tech approach to help in a modern-day problem. And they get paid in chicken feed. Since 1986, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District has had a surveillance system in place that uses chickens to monitor the early spread of viruses, including West Nile. According to the district, these chickens serve as sentinels or preemptive warning signals for the presence of virus activity. Among the viruses high on the list is West Nile, a mosquito-borne disease common in Africa, west Asia, the Middle East, and recently in North America. It was first detected in the United States in 1999. The district reported the virus was found in a chicken Jan. 1 in Monterey Park near Garvey Ranch Park and in a dead crow March 1 in El Monte. Kenn Fujioka, the district’s assistant manager, attributes the two cases to recent weather conditions. State public health officials said seven counties have reported West Nile cases this year but none has involved humans. The vector control recommends people check property for standing water, dump any stagnant water and contact the district if there are problems with mosquitoes. To report a dead bird or for more information, call the California West Nile Virus Hotline at (877) 968-2473 or visit www.westnile.ca.gov. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 There are about 10 flocks located in various cities including Arcadia, Monterey Park and Glendora. The chickens, purchased from a farm in Riverside County, are blood tested every 10 days for antibodies to the most common mosquito-transmitted viruses. “By doing this, it gives us a chance to find the breeding source and eliminate the transmission to residents,” said Kelly Middleton, vector district spokeswoman. The viruses are harmless to the infected chickens. Michelle Mussuto, spokeswoman for the Department of Public Health, said the chickens are purchased in April and tested until November, or up to one year, and are then sold back to the farm they lived at when the season is over. last_img read more

SCREAMER! Liverpool U-21 star Matty Virtue scores beauty against Tottenham

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first_imgWhat a goal!Liverpool’s Under-21s are regarded as some of the finest youngsters in the country, and Matty Virtue illustrated why with a sumptuous strike on Friday night.The 18-year-old struck a brilliant 25 yarder during his side’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham.Jurgen Klopp is well known for his tendency to blood youth players into the first-team setup – could Virtue be on his radar?https://twitter.com/ALI_LFC_/status/657855111226654721 Matty Virtue 1last_img