Inter-Getafe and Sevilla-Roma in eighths of the Europa League

first_img* Data updated as of February 28, 2020 Basaksehir-Copenhagen Sevilla and Getafe, the two teams that are still in competition in the Europa League, already know their rivals for the round of 16 that will be played on Thursday, March 12 (round trip) and March 19 (round). Getafe will face Inter Milan after his brilliant tie against Ajax. He will play around in the Coliseum. The Lopetegui team, meanwhile, that yesterday eliminated the Cluj with many problems, will face Rome. The first game will be played in Sánchez Pizjuán and the return in the Olympic.The rest of the qualifiers are: Europa Leaguecenter_img Europa League* Data updated as of February 28, 2020 Olympiacos-WolverhamptonRangers-LeverkusenWolfsburg-ShakhtarInter-getafeSeville-RomeWinner of Salzburg-Eintracht-BaselLASK-UnitedThe quarterfinals will be played on April 9 and 16. The semifinals, April 30 and May 7. The final, which will be held in Gdansk (Poland), will be on May 27.last_img read more

Sergeant marshalling middle-distance troops

first_imgHaving swept the top three positions in the men’s one mile open run at the highly rated Gibson/McCook Relays at the National Stadium last Saturday, coach Milton Sergeant believes his Maximum Aerobic Club will be an exciting project in coming years. The Spalding-based athletes Chadoye Dawson was first in four minutes 20.15 seconds; followed by Kevin Campbell, 4:22.46′ and Ainsworth Daley 4:23.45. Kingston College’s Shane Buchanan (4:24.87) was fourth. Added to Saturday’s triumph, they were winning their fourth consecutive title. They won the 4x800m at the S.W. Isaac Henry Invitational, Central and Hurdles Relays and Western Relays, respectively. “I would like to see these athletes being able to compete with the elite athletes of Kenya and other parts of the world because it is believed we are only good in the sprints. But I believe that we can also do well in the middle distances, especially in the 800 and 1500 metres,” Sergeant shared. The club started last year and Sergeant, who has been coaching for about 12 years, has seven male athletes at the club where he works alongside assistant Jason Clowson. “This is my passion. I was an 800, 1500 and 5,000-metre athlete. I’ve always been producing middle distance athletes who have been producing well at Champs,” he told The Gleaner in an interview. Sergeant ran for Holmwood Technical during his early years and has since coached at his alma mater, as well as Foga Road and Spalding High schools. “At present I have seven men that I am working with. Most of them are under the age of 24. The bulk of them are athletes I have already coached in high school and have already gone like one minute, 51.55 seconds. We are really seeing if I can basically start an Olympic cycle program for them, so I am looking for them in the next four years to be running 3:36 and 800s in 1:43 or 1:44,” he pointed out. Presently, Sergeant admits he gets very’ good’ support from Ludlow Watts. Otherwise, he is funding his project by himself and calls for assistance. “I am doing it basically by myself. One Mr Ludlow Watts is giving me very good assistance. There are times when I would call them and they would give me track shoes and spikes and he believes in the program.” He added that Watts, a treasurer of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), has encouraged his dream and helped him out with two of his athletes getting about $30,000 per month from the JAAA.last_img read more

Barangay Ginebra wins seventh straight

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWorking extra hard against an enemy that has made turns in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Barangay Ginebra on Friday night got the perfect reward for its effort and got ready for a bigger battle that’s just around the corner.“It was important to get this win because we turn around and play San Miguel Beer,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said, minutes after rallying for a 98-81 decision of Blackwater, which the Gin Kings ground out the entire night at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay. “The final score doesn’t give justice to the difficulty of this game.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Paul Desiderio embracing role as new UP skipper It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Winning start Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Break new ground Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:14Carpio 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 A costly, catty dispute finally settled GINEBRA 98 – Slaughter 22, Brownlee 17, Tenorio 16, Devance 15, Aguilar 10, Ferrer 7, Caguioa 6, Thompson 4, Mercado 1.BLACKWATER 81 – Walker 26, Digregorio 12, Sumang 12, Pinto 8, Erram 6, Canaleta 6, Gamalinda 5, Marcelo 4, Sena 2, Belo 0.Quarters: 23-24, 45-48, 69-71, 98-81.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Ginebra trailed early and needed one big spurt in the fourth period to put the Elite away and extend the tournament’s longest winning streak to seven after opening up with a loss and remain at No. 1.“You don’t want to play San Miguel coming off a loss, you need to have high energy coming into that game to have a chance,” Cone went on, referring to their 6:45 p.m. clash with the powerhouse Beermen on Sunday which could ultimately mean No. 1 seeding for his Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBlackwater dropped to 4-5, losing for just the second time in six games since Henry Walker arrived. The Elite would need to sweep their remaining two games to advance to the quarterfinals outright.The scores: Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’last_img read more

Slothfulness in building houses from the Housing Department

first_imgDear Editor,Editor, I have a genuine interest and specific concern for people like me who are desirous of owning their own house or home.This concern has germinated out of the slothful progression of work in relation to the actual building of houses from the Housing Department for our fellow Guyanese citizens, the poor people who are in the majority.The Ministry with responsibility for housing, Editor, has two Ministers with this portfolio and sadly not much has been done since 2015 for the actual construction of houses and the jobs that can be created from this Ministry.I do acknowledge the work done by Minister Yearwood who is in this post at present and ensures that house lots are made available for many Guyanese who had their applications in the system for many years, and today, they are now house lot owners.As commendable as this may be, this is not the principal mandate and primary objective of this Ministry as set out by his Excellency in his well-articulated vision for housing. The building of communities as posited by our President, require houses to be built on those lands and people living in them.Since 2015, this Ministry without a shortage of funds have not built 200 houses as yet!The houses that are being built by the Ministry are too expensive for the average Guyanese public servant, who works for less than five hundred US dollars per month.The price tag of over seven million for those 24X30 two-bedroom flat houses is burdensome and will cause the poor to be poorer. Furthermore, I do not believe there is a lending institution that will provide a loan for one to purchase a duplex house/apartment in the country.On the notion of the poor, the Food For The Poor (FFTP) organisation is doing what the Housing Department is not and should be doing, which is building houses. Houses that are affordable for the average paid workers in this country.With over a billion plus dollars spent, what is there to show that is noteworthy of mentioning.FFTP has recently boasted about its 3500 houses it has built already for the poor in our country and is now taking there project to the interior and rural communities.What is this Ministry doing to achieve the President’s vision of building communities?The Minister of Housing has the opportunity to create a multiplicity of opportunities for countless Guyanese to gain employment by clearing the land, selling the materials for the drainage and water system, lighting, building materials for the houses, the actual building of those houses as well as create possibilities for youngsters to learn a skill.The Minister is sleeping on the Ministry’s tail and depriving countless young Guyanese of not only work but the pride and joy of home ownership. We need a Minister of housing, not house lots.It is sad when a Ministry has allowed an organisation like Food For The Poor to lead the way with its mandate of building houses for Guyanese.Sincerely,Houseless land ownerlast_img read more

Liberia Passes 73 Days of ‘Heightened Surveillance’

first_imgLiberia continues to be an Ebola-free country having officially passed day 73 of the 90-day period of heightened surveillance without any reported new Ebola cases, Madam Leela Zaizay, the National Surveillance Officer and Public Health Lead at the Ministry of Health (MOH), has said.In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer over the weekend, Madam Zaizay said after the heightened surveillance, Liberia will come under the usual or regular surveillance as other non-Ebola countries.Liberia, after 42 days without a single new case of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) that gripped three West African nations for over a year, was declared free of the transmission on May 9, but the disease re-emerged on June 29. Six additional cases were identified midway through the first 90-day period when a routine postmortem swab taken from a 17-year old male, who died on June 28 tested positive for the EVD. The end of the 90-day period of heightened (or active) surveillance of the country would mean that Liberia is truly free of the transmission of the EVD, which has killed nearly 5,000 Liberians and several foreigners.In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), Emory University (USA) and African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), Liberia has meanwhile reactivated its Disease Outbreak Surveillance Program to intensify vigilance and rapid response to any outbreak. Two weeks ago, 30 surveillance officers graduated from the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) – the first of its kind in the country. During their surveillance activities, the 5,893 suspected cases of Ebola they were monitoring in the 15 counties tested negative. The investigation was done at 91 health districts, 718 health centers as well as swabbing of dead bodies.The report said that at the time, Grand Gedeh County had the highest suspected Ebola cases (1,676), followed by Grand Bassa County (1,015) and Lofa County (130).The report further said besides the suspected Ebola cases, there were also 2,345 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea followed by 37 suspected cases of measles.Last week, according to Madam Zaizay, another batch of trainees began instruction in surveillance, epidemiology, response and scientific communication skills of public health workers at the district, county and national levels. The FETP basic training will last for three months and will focus on fundamental skills used in frontline surveillance and response for diseases in Liberia or elsewhere.It may be recalled that Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said disease outbreaks would not end with Ebola and surveillance officers were the frontline defense to identify early signals of any epidemic and marshal a rapid response.Meanwhile, in order to build a resilient health sector to tackle pending outbreaks, MOH has employed 736 health workers with plans to hire up to 4,132 more over seven years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Organic-matter traces recovered from T. rex

first_imgIn a retrieval once thought unattainable, scientists have recovered and identified proteins in a bone of a well-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex that lived, died and was fossilized 68 million years ago. The scientists say the success, with advanced research techniques, opens the door for the first time to the exploration of molecular-level relationships of ancient, extinct animals, instead of just relying on their skeletal remains. Dinosaur fossil hunters are planning nine expeditions this summer to search wide and deep for more specimens as promising candidates for similar tests. A few large dinosaur bones already in laboratories may be examined for surviving traces of organic matter. The earliest previously identified ancient proteins were from mammoths that died about 300,000 years ago. The oldest confirmed samples of DNA, a more direct bearer of information of molecular evolution but more degradable, have come from Neanderthals that lived 30,000 to 50,000 years ago. The extraction of DNA would be necessary for studies in dinosaur genetics and for cloning experiments. Repeated analysis of the Tyrannosaurus rex proteins, the researchers said, uncovered new evidence of a link between dinosaurs and birds, a widely held but contentious hypothesis. Three of the seven reconstructed protein sequences were closely related to chickens. The scientists resisted being drawn into speculation on the likely taste of a Tyrannosaurus rex drumstick. Two research teams are reporting the findings in today’s issue of the journal Science. The principal investigators discussed the results with reporters in a teleconference on Wednesday. Speaking of her doubts when she went into the work, Mary Higby Schweitzer of North Carolina State University, leader of one of the groups, said, “We had always assumed that preservation does not extend to the cellular level” in ancient fossils. Schweitzer described several tests conducted on soft tissues found deep inside the tyrannosaur’s femur, or thighbone, excavated in eastern Montana. She reported the surprising tissue discovery two years ago. Though barely detectable, proteins of collagen1, the main organic component of bone, were separated and examined. Protein fragments, or peptides, were pieced together into strands of the seven sequences. Three of these reacted with antibodies to chicken collagen. Two others appeared possibly related to living creatures: a frog and a newt. The findings, Schweitzer and her colleagues wrote, “suggested that, under certain conditions, remnant organic constituents may persist across geological time.” The second team, headed by John M. Asara of the Harvard Medical School, said its independent tests had confirmed the presence of proteins in the tissue.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

Colombia motivated by England disrespect warns Woodward

first_img0Shares0000Gareth Southgate has established a link between his players and the English public claims 2003 Rugby World Cup winning coach Clive Woodward but he worries believing facing Colombia in the last 16 was an easier half of the draw could backfire. © AFP / ODD ANDERSENLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 2 – England manager Gareth Southgate has risked ratcheting up World Cup last 16 opponents Colombia’s motivation by fielding a B team in their last group game believing that would earn them an easier route to the final, warns England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup winning coach Clive Woodward.England earned the right to play the Colombians on Tuesday after a 1-0 loss to Belgium last Thursday to finish runners-up in their group. Woodward takes issue with the selection policy of Southgate — although his Belgian counterpart Roberto Martinez also made sweeping changes — but is more staggered by another facet of the thinking behind the policy.“The thing I am really struggling with, though, is a much bigger point,” he wrote in the Daily Mail on Monday.“England have hardly covered themselves in glory in tournaments over the last two decades yet they were wasting time and energy and getting distracted thinking about possible quarter-finals and semi-finals.“Don’t even go there, just win the next match and the next after that.”Woodward drew on his experience of a tough first knockout stage match in the 2003 World Cup with Wales, after taking their pedal off the gas for their final two pool matches, to illustrate to Southgate the perils of tinkering with winning line-ups and taking the sharpness off the first team players.“Who on earth ever thought that somehow Colombia would be the easy route, one of the best attacking teams in world football and a side who reached the Olympic quarter-finals?”“Nobody qualifying for the World Cup last 16 gets lucky.“The one team who will be relishing all this is Colombia —- what greater motivation than an England team believing playing them is an easier way to glory!– ‘zero chance’ –“I would love to be in charge of the Colombia team this week, reminding my players how England don’t respect them. The England players will know this too.”Woodward, said there is no need to play players as Southgate did against Belgium to sew unity within the squad.“I have been amazed how former players used unity in the squad as a reason for Southgate’s selection -— well, if this is what creates unity, we have zero chance,” said Wodoward.“Unity is simply everyone doing everything that is required of them to win the next match even if that is just carrying the water bottle.”England coach Gareth Southgate has built ‘a genuine connection with the country’ – Woodward © AFP / PAUL ELLISOn the plus side, though, Woodward says Southgate has got his patriotic juices flowing like no previous England football manager.“This is the World Cup knockout stages and, despite Belgium, I haven’t been so excited about an England manager and his group of players for a long time,” said Woodward.“They have built a genuine connection with the country and the opportunity of a lifetime is still there.“But there is no hiding place, this is when champion teams find a way of winning. I can’t wait.”Only Woodward and the late Alf Ramsey who managed England to 1966 World Cup success, have delivered a global trophy for the country that introduced the rest of the world to cricket, rugby and football.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgBUSINESSES and consumers are furious after a card payment meltdown in west Donegal.People trying to pay for goods and services haven’t been able to do so with laser or credit cards for THREE DAYS.And in a world where cards are fast replacing cash as the chosen method of payment, it’s causing serious hardship for businesses. “We have had to turn people away,” said one angry Dungloe businessman who contacted“I’ve called the bank several times but they just say they are working to repair their systems.“It just shows how important card services are….we’ve lost an awful lot of business. And it has been hugely inconvenient for customers who have had to go to the post office to withdraw cash.”Even local petrol stations have had to erect ‘No Cards’ signs. But a breakdown in such services in not unusual. CARD PAYMENT MELTDOWN FURY IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA 30-year-old Convoy man has been remanded in custody on one charge of criminal damage.Eamon McGill arriving in court today. Pic copyright of Northwest News Pix.Eamon McGill, who had addresses in Convoy and Strabane, was charged with causing €100 worth of damage to a fence outside Convoy. He also faces motoring offences.Judge Paul Kelly refused bail.McGill was remanded in custody to appear again at Harristown District Court on Friday.After the case a large crowd of people cheered Mr McGill as he was taken away by Gardaí.CONVOY MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY CHARGED WITH CAUSING DAMAGE TO A GATE was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Turkeys feted rather than fried

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Our guests of honor will be these two turkeys rescued from the slaughterhouse,” Gentle Barn founder Ellie Laks-Callahan said. “They’re really cute and little right now, but they will be much bigger by Thanksgiving.” The two young birds, their upper beaks and talons clipped in the days when they were being fattened for dinner, are living the good life now on the six-acre farm along with goats, pigs, chickens, roosters, horses and cattle that Laks-Callahan uses to teach nonviolence. A side benefit is introducing people to a vegan lifestyle. “The vegan population in Santa Clarita is definitely growing,” said Tina Landrum, marketing manager for Whole Foods in Valencia. “We’ve had to grow the vegan section of the store and last year’s vegetarian Thanksgiving feast class completely sold out.” Landrum attributes some of the change to outreach programs such as those conducted by Animal Acres and Gentle Barn and increased discussions of the vegan lifestyle on television. “There is more education out there in terms of healthy eating lifestyles,” Landrum said. “When I give school tours, I’ve heard kids as young as 8 say they were vegetarians. I always ask them if they are doing it for health reasons or because they care about the animals. They always say it’s about the animals. “We’ve also seen a certain community of young professionals who are health-oriented looking for alternative protein sources that are not animal,” she said. “There are a lot of replacements so people can still have that feeling that they’re eating meat and not have to deal with the health issues.” Landrum said college students, people in the movie and music industries and those who have moved to the area from other regions are more in tune with alternative lifestyles and are creating the demand for more vegan fare. The menu at Gentle Barn will include Tofurky (made of tofu), potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing, yams, collard greens, green bean almondine, green salad, cornbread, pumpkin and apple pies and vegan chocolate chip cookies. And because the 500 diners for the Thanksgiving feast won’t experience the post-dinner fatigue brought on by an overdose of tryptophan, hayrides and other activities, guests will be kept busy. Along with animal rescue, the Gentle Barn administers a violence prevention outreach program to at-risk youths from foster or group homes. Several of the boys who visit the barn during the school year will be attending to check on their furry and feathered friends. “All these boys come in looking like Mike Tyson,” Laks-Callahan said. “They’re so tough, so defensive, they don’t look us in the eye. By the end of the program, they turn into sweetie-pies and soften up.” Tickets for the Animal Acres Feeding the Turkey event are $35 per person (age 12 and up) and $25 per child (ages 3 through 11). Reservations for the event, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m., must be made by today either online at or by calling Bauston at (661) 269-0986. Animal Acres is at 5200 Escondido Canyon Road. Tickets for the Gentle Barn Thanksgiving event, planned from 1 to 6 p.m., are $100 per person (age 17 and over) and may be made online at or by calling (661) 252-2440. Directions to the Gentle Barn will be sent to those making reservations; deadline for reservations is Friday. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ACTON – The turkeys at Animal Acres in Acton love being the center of attention – even as Thanksgiving rolls around. Rather than meeting the cook’s cleaver, the trotting turkeys will be guests of honor Saturday at a vegan feast, the first at the new facility, and a sign of a growing movement. In fact, feeding the turkeys that live on the pastoral farm is among activities planned, along with tours and the feast, said Lorri Bauston, executive director of Animal Acres. In Canyon Country, the sixth annual Vegan Thanksgiving will be held on Nov. 24 at Gentle Barn, another shelter for animals normally found on a farm. last_img read more