Mexico coach rages against Robben and refs

first_img He quipped: “What goes against football is to have to play in these conditions. The players were suffocated by the sun, heat and the humidity.” Herrera then decided to complain about the World Cup organisers for making the teams play in Fortaleza at 1pm, when it is extremely hot and humid. 29/06/2014 “Out of the four matches here in all of them the refereeing was disastrous,” he blasted. “Robben did three dives and he should have been cautioned. You should caution a guy who is trying to cheat, and then if Robben did it again he would be sent off. Upd. at 23:36 CEST The Dutch won 2-1 to progress to the World Cup quarter-finals at Mexico’s expense.center_img “I want the referee committee to take a look and that the referee goes home just like us.” Herrera criticised the referee Pedro Proenca and also blasted other refs his team had previously had. “And why did FIFA choose a referee from the same confederation as Holland instead of one from South America, Asia or Africa? Mexico manager Miguel Herrera was left raging at Arjen Robben after the Dutchman won a late penalty to help Holland beat his side. “The doubtful decisions were always against us. We have to say it in capital letters, in three matches we had horrible refereeing. The man with the whistle knocked us. Rik Sharmalast_img read more

The Strikers find a win

first_imgBy Nick Creely FFV SOCCER REVIEW – ROUND 10 STATE LEAGUE 1 – SOUTH EAST The Casey Comets’ inconsistent season…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Council on summer break

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON A BUNYIP resident is fuming that a Cardinia Shire Council-owned parcel of land adjacent to his property…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Leafs face Ghostriders, Rebels in two-game weekend set

first_imgNelson Leafs take a thin lead into weekend play as the Murdoch leaders travel face Fernie Ghostriders and rival Castlegar Rebels in a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games.The Leafs travel to Sparwood Friday to face the East Kootenay Riders in Kootenay Conference action.Nelson has won both games over the Ghostriders — 12-3 at home and 6-3 on the road.The Leafs enter the contest after snapping a three-game losing streak Saturday that saw their lead in the Murdoch Division slashed from 10 points to two.Nelson outlasted Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-1 at home.During the slide, Nelson was outscored 18-5 by Murdoch rivals Castlegar and Beaver Valley.Saturday, Nelson hosts Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena/Nelson enters the contest missing a few players due to suspension.Defenceman Zach Morey is currently serving a three-game suspension for after receiving a match penalty while another rearguard Michael LeNoury is also suspended for two games for illegal head contact. Morey is back for Saturday against Castlegar while LeNoury should play Tuesday when the Leafs hosts Grand Forks.Leading goal scorer scorless in sixNelson is hoping to get the offence of the team’s leading goal scorer, Ryan Cooper, back in the fold for the weekend.The rookie from St. Albert, AB, has been in a funk having not scored a goal in six games after totalling 13 before.Jackson Zimmermann and Ryan Piva are next in Leafs goal scoring, each with 10.Team captain Sawyer Hunt leads the team in points with 29, including 23 assists.Kimberley donation saga continuesThe $7.5 million donation saga continues for the Kimberley Dynamiters.The person responsible for the donation, Michael Gould, has been charged with forgery and fraud after a restaurant owner, who is not involved in the Nitros donation, complained to police about an unpaid bill.The charge results from Gould bouncing cheques after the owner of the Northwest Grill in Cranbrook, Jolene Salanski said she catered a banquet for 50 people in early November.Police said Crown counsel has approved charges of forgery and fraud against Gould, who was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.The Kimberley board of directors issued a statement November 13 saying the team has not received any money.last_img read more

Change…

first_img…in BrazilMost Guyanese probably don’t even realise that the giant on our southern border – Brazil – just had a change of government that’s gonna affect us significantly. Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, is a former army captain who’s the exact opposite of that other army officer who became a South American president. Naah! Not David Granger, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.If Chavez was the fiery socialist who smelt a whiff of “sulphur” – an allusion to the Devil — in the presence of Republican US President George Bush, then he would’ve smelled a volcano of that stuff from hell when Bolsonaro’s around!! The labels “left” and “right” came out of the Cold War between Communist USSR and Capitalist USA, but they now represent constellations of values instead of who runs the economy.They now signal a person’s stand on a host of social issues. Bolsonaro, for instance, abhors gays, coloureds/blacks and environmentalism. He would “privatise” the Amazon forest and open it up for business. To heck with the “peanuts” his country gets for maintaining trees as “carbon sinks” to allow the developed nations to keep on polluting.But his rise from obscurity is — as is also the case in Venezuela — due as much to the missteps of the leftists who governed Brazil, starting with the charismatic Lula in 2002. With a tremendous amount of popular goodwill behind him, Lula started out like a house on fire. Brazil surpassed Britain as the 5th largest economy in the world, and was looked at to provide a possible new fulcrum of power in the western hemisphere against the US. But the rot of corruption set in, inevitably slowing down the economy and dashing the inflated hopes of Brazilians.Enter Bolsonaro. Just as Trump did up north, he vented the anger of Brazilians who consider themselves the backbone of the country, and were not enthused about the “liberal” values that had become dominant. Nostalgia for the “good old days” of the military dictatorship of the sixties, when there was “order” and “stability,” gripped the old oligarchy and the upper strata. Bolsonaro publicly approved of the torture used in those days to keep dissidents like Rousseff in line.But how will all of this affect us? For one, Brazil will now take a hard line against Venezuela — which has always been an irritant to Brazil — for their pretentions as the pre-eminent Latin American power. This should bolster our stand on our border rights with Venezuela. Bolsonaro will definitely dam the river of Venezuelans pouring into Brazil…and for sure we may see some more of them coming here.As we advised before, our military-origin President should move the GDF to our western borders pronto! …the scriptThe AFC are in panic mode now that it’s clear they’re being dumped into the dustbin of history. Addressing the PNC party faithful in the Stabroek Market Square, new party Chairman Volda Lawrence tore into them even more viciously than to their supposed arch foe the PPP. This should remind party leaders like Ramjattan and Nagamootoo that betrayers are held in contempt, especially by the folks to whom they sold their souls. And betrayers will never be trusted!!Since your Eyewitness only reads the Chronic on line, he missed Nagamootoo’s column, since it wasn’t highlighted in the list of “featured” columns. He’s now read a report on it in the Chronic (slow news day?), in which Nagamootoo complains about the PPP holding a meeting nearby to his in Whim…and leaving his to speak to a few stragglers.But he told a lie that must be corrected: that he was fired as PPP Local Government Minister when Cheddi was out. Not so. Only the President can fire a Minister!…the messengerThe Chinese business community was lectured on Guyana’s labour laws by the Junior Minister responsible for the Department of Labour in the Ministry of Social Protection. Implying they didn’t understand English, he stressed the need to have the laws interpreted for them.Has he had them interpreted for himself?last_img read more

Harbour Bridge Corporation pledges support to cancer fight

first_imgAs Guyana aligns itself with the rest of the world in organising a month of special activities aimed at promoting the fight against cancer, the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) has pledged continued support by donating towardsA senior official of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (at left) hands over the cheque to representatives of the Cancer Institute of Guyanathis cause.This is as the DHBC plugged $200,000 into the operations of the Cancer Institute of Guyana (CIG), particularly in aid of its works as it relates to breast cancer.During a simple ceremony, DHBC handed over the cheque to the CIG’s representatives, comprising Team Leader and Director of Medical Outreach, Dr Mujahid Ghazi, as well as the General Manager, Fiona Legall.In doing so, the bridge company’s Human Resources Officer, Ayanna Williams highlighted, “We continue to support the Cancer Institute and we stay committed to collaborating with the Cancer Institute to recognise all that they have done and all that they still have to do…so that we can continue to raise voices and be aware of this epidemic that is affecting each and every one of us.”Meanwhile, in extending gratitude to the DHBC, Dr Ghazi outlined the significance of this donation by noting that it would play an important role in the delivery of the Cancer Institute’s services.The donation is the continuation of a longstanding relationship between the DHBC and the Cancer Institute of Guyana which has seen the company participating in a number of activities organised by the Institute, over the years.Stemming from that, a team of representatives from the DHBC took to the streets early Sunday morning as the CIG hosted its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.last_img read more

Supplier of Disney toys criticized

first_imgAbout a dozen activists demonstrated outside Hong Kong Disneyland on Tuesday night to protest alleged labor abuses at the Tianyu factory.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Alannah Goss, spokeswoman for Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. (Asia Pacific) Ltd., confirmed that Tianyu Toys supplied goods to some of its licensees, but declined to give specific details or comment on the allegations. “The Walt Disney Company and its affiliates deal with claims of unfair labor practices very seriously, and investigates all allegations thoroughly,” she said in an e-mail response to The Associated Press. Tianyu’s general manager rejected the allegations of labor violations, but would not reveal details about staff wages. “I don’t want to comment in detail. Our factory strictly adheres to local labor regulations. I’m the general manager here and I haven’t heard any of our workers complaining about the factory,” Man Wong said. The activist group previously has accused factories in southern China that are churning out goods for Disney and other global brands of overworking laborers and skimping on pay and benefits. HONG KONG – Hundreds of people are making stuffed Walt Disney toys at a factory in southern China up to 16 hours a day with only a few days off a month, a Hong Kong-based labor activist group said Wednesday. “During the peak season, before Christmas, workers at the factory start at 8 a.m. and don’t finish until midnight,” said Jenny Chan, an activist with the Hong Kong-based Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior. Chan said the Tianyu Toys factory in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan regularly holds back workers’ wages for up to 45 days, and paid overtime of 40 cents an hour, less than half the rate set by Chinese labor laws. She said this prompted a mass strike in September, but that management had only increased overtime pay to 47 cents an hour. last_img read more

A Tottenham v Liverpool question that DOESN’T involve Kane or Sturridge

first_img1 Kyle Walker and Nathaniel Clyne in action for Spurs and Liverpool If you had to pick, who would you rather have at your club: Kyle Walker or Nathaniel Clyne?Both are enjoying solid seasons for Tottenham and Liverpool respectively and are England regulars, with Walker starting against Scotland and Clyne against Spain.In the talkSPORT player ratings, both were given a 7/10. The two clubs boast a strong number of England internationals and are vying for places in the national side and here, talkSPORT wants to find out who’d you prefer as a right-back.last_img read more

Monaco v Tottenham Hotspur live stream and confirmed line-ups

first_img1 CLICK HERE TO STREAM MONACO v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 19:45GMT.Tottenham Hotspur’s European hopes are hanging by a thread as they enter Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Monaco at the Stade Louis II.Spurs currently sit third in Group E, needing two wins from their remaining two games to ensure they reach the round of 16.They have so far only beaten CSKA Moscow, and Monaco will prove tough opposition – seeing as they secured a surprise 2-1 win against the Lilywhites at Wembley on matchday one.A point is enough for the Ligue 1 outfit to progress to the knockout stages, but head coach Mauricio Pochettino has named a strong line-up to boost Tottenham’s chances of claiming a much-needed victory.Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele all make the starting XI despite recent injury scares, whilst Harry Winks has been thrust into the team after his excellent full debut performance and goal against West Ham on Saturday.Confirmed line-ups:Monaco XI: Subasic, Sidibe, Glik, Jemerson, Mendy, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Lemar, Bernardo Silva, Falcao, GermainSubstitutes: De Sanctis, Joao Moutinho, Carrillo, Raggi, Boschilia, Mbappe-Lottin, DialloTottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Trippier, Dier, Wimmer, Rose, Alli, Wanyama, Dembele, Son, Winks, KaneSubstitutes: Vorm, Walker, Vertonghen, Janssen, Nkoudou, Sissoko, Eriksen Monaco v Tottenham Hotspur live stream details below… last_img read more

‘Turan has bottle so is a good replacement for Ozil’ – Arsenal fans on rumour

first_img Arda Turan: The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal 1 Latest reports have linked Barcelona’s Arda Turan with a summer move to Arsenal.According to The Times, the Turkey international is being eyed as a possible replacement for Mesut Ozil, who looks set to leave the Emirates with 12 months remaining on his current deal.Turan, 30, has scored 13 goals and assisted seven in 29 appearances for Luis Enrique’s side this term. He has three years remaining on his current contract but may be surplus to requirements if the club’s new manager rebuilds his squad in the the summer.Both Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are expected to leave Arsenal, while Arsene Wenger’s future remains uncertain. But links to Turan suggest the Frenchman could be planning for the future.As the transfer rumours emerged, fans have been reacting to the idea of Turan moving to north London – see below…last_img read more