Italy’s Pagliuca becomes first keeper to see red

first_imgIn the 21st minute of this group match, Pagliuca became the first goalkeeper to be sent off in a World Cup finals match. The straight red was shown after he touched the ball outside the penalty area as he raced out to meet Norway’s Oyvind Leonhardsen. Since it lost its opening match against Ireland, Italy faced the prospect of an early exit from a tournament it was tipped to do well in. Coach Arrigo Sacchi substituted his star player Roberto Baggio to bring on replacement keeper Luca Marchegiani. The gambit worked. Dino Baggio, no relation, scored the winner in the 69th minute and Italy survived, eventually making it to the final, where it lost a penalty shootout against Brazil after a Roberto Baggio miss.last_img read more

Meeting on Wilderness First Aid is Thursday evening

first_imgNORRIS, TN (WLAF) — “Wilderness First Aid,” a matter of critical importance to hikers, boaters, campers, hunters, anglers and other outdoor people, will be the topic of Kirk Harris (PHOTO ABOVE), speaking Thurs., Sept. 12, at a free, public meeting of the Clinch River Chapter, Trout Unlimited.The meeting starts at 7 pm in the parish hall at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. Norris Road, Norris.Harris is a flight paramedic and director of Continuing Healthcare and Safety Education at Roane State Community College, where he helped create wilderness medicine courses that have been taught for more than 20 years.The subject of wilderness first aid and survival techniques “is a great and needed topic for the fly fishing enthusiast,” said Harris, who loves to fly fish in the Smokies or on nearby rivers. He lives in Maryville and belongs to the Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited.The Clinch River Chapter’s mission is to conserve and enhance the Clinch River tailwater trout fishery and its watershed, through conservation projects and through education of children and adults in aquatic natural resources. For more information, visit HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/12/2019-6AM) Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Hart girls basketball team improves to 8-1 with a 30-23 win over Whitehall

first_img DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Other × The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… × Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Mail ENDS IN (17612) FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Displayed poorly Displayed poorly $0.00 $0.00 Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Report a problem This item is… (657) Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Share Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive × (7802) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Shop Now DEAL OF THE DAY Other (117) By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comWHITEHALL – It’s better to win ugly than lose pretty.Just ask the Hart girls basketball team, which gutted out a 30-23 victory over Whitehall on Thursday night in West Michigan Conference action.While the win was not an offensive work of art, it did continue a great start for the Pirate girls, who are now 8-1 overall on the season and 4-1 in conference play.“I was pretty happy with the defense tonight,” said Hart coach Travis Rosema. “I think we are where we are supposed to be record-wise as a team.”Whitehall jumped out to a 10-7 lead after the first quarter, but the Pirates played strong during the second quarter, scoring the last nine points of the first half to take a 16-12 halftime lead.Jayd Hovey scored four of the nine points for Hart during the late run.Hart increased its advantage to 25-17 heading into the fourth quarter after going on a 9-5 third quarter run.The Vikings responded, scoring the first six points of the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to 25-23 with 4:07 remaining in the contest.The Pirates pulled it together and scored the final five points of the game on three free-throws by Xasha Gonzalez and two from Hovey.“I thought we were making bad passes and not rebounding well,” Rosema said. “I told them to settle down and to make good passes and play like you’re in the lead.”The Pirates were led by Hovey with a game-high 15 points, while Gonzalez, Paige Eisenlohr and Aspen Boutell each had three points apiece.The Vikings were paced by Camryn Evans with six points, while Karina Wade added five and Rileigh Thommen had four.“That was really rough,” said Whitehall coach Derek Westerlund. “I thought we had better shots during the second half, but we missed the shots and continued to turn the ball over. You can’t win a varsity basketball game by only scoring 23 points.”Whitehall is now 3-6 on the season and 2-3 in conference play. ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Ads by Amazon Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN (31628) $0.00 Displayed poorly Displayed poorly $37.99 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. 0 DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller (822) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Twelve Shares Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Other $49.95 Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … Other ENDS IN (2) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly The League Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Other Fox Sports Go Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Ads by Amazon × (34271) Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Not relevant ENDS IN × ENDS IN Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY $9.99 Report a problem This item is… Other DEAL OF THE DAY MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… $15.29$17.99 $14.99$18.00 NBC Sports Share Displayed poorly Not relevantlast_img read more

CAF CC: Enugu Rangers Fall to Étoile du Sahel At ‘The Cathedral’

first_imgNigeria Professional League side Enugu Rangers International FC, Nigeria’s sole representative at the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup lost the second leg of their Group B encounter against Étoile du Sahel at ‘The Cathedral’, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.Rangers were looking to take revenge on L’Étoile after they lost 2-0 away in the first leg last week, however, it was the Tunisian side that got the better of the hosts with goals from Maher Hannechi and Iheb Msakni which secured another 2-0 victory for them.The Flying Antelopes looked like they were taking the bull by its horns until they were stunned in the 19th minute by Maher Hannechi who couldn’t be stopped by two Rangers’ defenders.The home team decided to put a little pressure on their visitors with displays from Bright Silas and Kelvin Itoya, who missed an opportunity to bring parity to the game after a failed bicycle kick attempt in the 40th minute.L’Étoile were not resting on their oars as they wanted to silence the home side. And their pressure paid off when goal scorer Maher Hannechi was adjudged to have been brought down in the box by Isaac Louté. Iheb Msakni stepped up to take the spot-kick which he converted with a beautiful panenka.Rangers have now lost two matches in a row to L’Étoile, who ended their unbeaten run in the tournament, leaving them in third with four points in their group.While the loss has stifled their chances of qualifying to the next round, The Flying Antelopes will look to win their remaining matches away at Salitas and at home against CS Sfaxien in order to keep their continental dreams alive.Relatedlast_img read more

Glo Premier League: Week 9 Preview

first_imgGhana’s El-Classico between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko comes off this Sunday at the Ohene Djan Stadium in match day nine of the Glo Premier League.The two rivals have struggled to impress in this year’s league and will attempt to improve their fortunes for a title challenge on Sunday.Two of Asante Kotoko’s new signings, Frank Boateng and Gideon Baah, are relishing a sweet victory over the Phobians.“We’ve believe we’ve finished preparing toward this match and we’re going to prove that we are on top,” Baah told Joy Sports.Accra Great Olympics will be inspired by their win over Lions when they travel to Baba Yara to face King Faisal but Coach Foster Alhassan of King Faisal is taking no chances.“I’m going to pick up the three points; I need it badly,” Coach Alhassan said, adding “we are going to treat all the matches equally; we’re not going to underrate any team.” Eleven Wise face an uphill task when they travel to Kpando to face Heart of Lions. Coach Herbert Addo’s Aduana Stars will try to stop the run of league leaders Kessben FC when they welcome them to Dormaa on Sunday.RTU and Ashgold will meet in a seeming match of equals though Ashgold occupies third spot on the league table. New Edubiase and Chelsea of Bechem will battle for all three points at the Len Clay Stadium. Struggling Sekondi Hasaacas must pick up the pieces when they play Wa All Stars in Sekondi.Meanwhile, Liberty’s game with Arsenals has been postponed to allow Liberty partake in the WAFU tournament.Joy Sports/Myjoyonlinelast_img read more

Bloods send a statement

first_imgBy Nick Creely DDCA TURF 1 REVIEW – ROUND 10 Now that’s a statement. Springvale South’s electric form continued in the Dandenong District’s…[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

The GECOM probe

first_imgWhen the issue of the controversial purchase of 50 Very High Frequency (VHF) communication radio sets by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for close to G0 million first broke, it sparked much criticism and prompted a special probe by the Auditor General’s Office into this and other similar transactions conducted by the organisation.This newspaper reported, a few days ago, that the special audit has progressed to the point where the AG has submitted his report to GECOM with the hope that the Commissioners would take the necessary actions against those found to be involved in any wrongdoing. AG Deodat Sharma has since taken a firm stance on the matter, and has wasted no time in sending a strong signal to the agencies involved: that, should they fail to act, he would not hesitate in calling in the Guyana Police Force, if he has to. He was clear in pointing out that “the Audit Act says I can send my report to the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions) and the police.”Over the years, GECOM’s procurement practices had come under the microscope after allegations of high-level corruption began to surface. In fact, the controversial radio sets’ purchase was the most blatant, and sparked public outrage by the political Opposition and other stakeholders. The purchases were made prior to the 2015 General and Regional Elections, raising concerns over the extraordinarily high cost of the equipment.Based on reports, the radio sets were purchased for use during the 2015 General and Regional Elections, particularly in the outlying regions of Guyana. However, they were never put into use after it was discovered that many of them were not working. As a matter of fact, sections of the Guyanese media reported that the Australia-based manufacturer, Barrett Communications, through its European office, had distanced itself from the purchase. The company made it clear that it had ceased to produce the equipment more than five years ago.Information also surfaced that while the electoral body would have collected quotations from a number of suppliers, it had handed the contract for the supply of the equipment to a company owned by a Water Street, Georgetown businessman.In addition to this most recent case, there were several other cases wherein concerns were raised regarding the methods employed by GECOM in procuring goods and services. In fact, at a previous press conference, one commissioner bluntly told the media that he believed corruption at the electoral body is deep-rooted with key players at many levels of the organisation.If we are to go by what some commissioners are saying, at least in the press, there are serious problems plaguing the organization, and those should be addressed forthwith, not only as they relate to transparency and accountability of public funds, but the overall management and delivery of credible elections.It is no secret that GECOM spends hundreds of millions of dollars, especially in election years or periods when there are heightened activities, such as continuous/house-to-house registration etc, and all efforts must be made to ensure that national procurement laws are followed in utilising those funds.The AG, on many occasions before, had highlighted many lapses in the system over the years, but it is not certain what actions are being taken by GECOM and the powers that be to ensure public funds are spent in a transparent and accountable manner.While many are anxiously waiting to see how the Commissioners would treat the findings and recommendations included in the AG’s probe on the radio sets’ purchase, it is our hope that GECOM would learn its lesson from this entire episode and take the necessary steps to ensure that it is never again caught up in this mess.We had stated before that, as an independent constitutional body, GECOM enjoys financial, functional and operational autonomy; and like every agency which is financed with public funds, it must account in a transparent manner for the expenditure of these funds. Further, principally due to the nature of its work, the organisation should do everything in its power to win the public’s trust. Being caught up in such controversies does not help in any way.last_img read more

Guyana Police Force is being used to muzzle protesters in Region Six

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Police Force is mandated to protect and serve the people, unfortunately, the priority of the Police Force is to serve and protect the APNU/AFC coalition Government Ministers, Government officials, while the ordinary Guyanese is being sacrificed to the mercy of bandits and criminals, thanks to the incompetence of Khemraj Ramjattan and the APNU/AFC coalition Government.The security situation in Guyana remains a serious concern for every single Guyanese. The APNU/AFC coalition Government promised the Guyanese people in 2015 that high emphasis would be placed on the security of Guyanese but the only thing that changed was the name of the Ministry that is responsible for security, increased police security for Ministers, leaving Guyana with an uncontrolled level of crimes in the entire country. The Minister who is directly responsible for public security, Khemraj Ramjattan, and the Guyana Police Force boastfully, in reports, stats and the media, highlighted that the crime situation is under control but the reality is quite opposite.The facts are that Guyanese have definitely lost confidence in the Guyana Police Force, whereby people are even refusing to report incidents that they have encountered, and even if these matters are reported, the Police Force is of no help. I am confident that the response that would be given by Khemraj Ramjattan and other Government officials is that crime is under control.A 170-year Indian culture in Guyana where music is being played for weddings is being stopped by Ramjattan and the GPF. This Indian tradition is being strangled by this APNU/AFC Government and confined to Berbice alone.The Guyana Police Force is being used as a political football. Recently at a picketing exercise at New Amsterdam Multilateral School, protesters were being forced by the police to move about 500 feet from the entrance of the school while thugs of the APNU/AFC were allowed to remain at the entrance of the school. APNU/AFC thugs were allowed by the police to behave abusively towards protesters while the police refused to remove them from in front of the school entrance. The police even tolerated the loud abusive and taunts.The protesters who were exercising their constitutional rights were not given that privilege, senior police officers ensured that four policemen were placed to keep protesters 500 feet away from the entrance of the school. During the PPP/C Government in office, during the 2015 campaign, protesters were allowed at the location of a meeting in Lusignan, East Coast Demerara. I’m still contemplating if we had a change in rules now.The big question is, are we moving to a full-fledged dictatorship where the Police Force is being used to subdue and stifle democracy? David Granger’s visits to New Amsterdam Multilateral School is an insult to the lives of many of those students whose parents were dismissed from the sugar estates by this Granger Administration, and can barely afford to be in school, the students’ cash grant was taken away by Granger’s APNU/AFC Government and with the same breath, Granger is preaching that his Government wants every child to be in school, that is “high class hypocrisy”. Granger’s rhetoric about regional involvement is just to mislead the populace. The 1 million dollar cash grant by Granger is a pittance, compared to approximately 100 million dollars that is being spent at Bermine Ground for the Republic Celebration in 2020. So you the people can actually determine what is the priority of this illegal APNU/AFC coalition Government.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Experts: Lotto lease no instant win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Investment bankers told a state Senate committee that how much the state could get by leasing out the lottery to a private operator depends on market conditions and variables that will take time to develop. The proposal also faces the uncertainty of getting approval from state lawmakers and voters, said former state Treasurer Kathleen Brown, who now heads a municipal finance division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. The governor said his lottery leasing proposal could bring in $2 billion a year for the next 15 to 25 years to pay for his plan to cover Californians who lack health insurance. Legislative negotiations over his plan have stalled largely over a question of who would pay for it. In January, Schwarzenegger proposed leasing the lottery to reduce the state budget debt and to help fund education. He now says the money should support his plan to make health insurance mandatory and require employers and hospitals to contribute money to help subsidize coverage for the uninsured poor. Brown, sister of Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown, is a key proponent of the Republican governor’s view that the state’s role should be regulating a privately run lottery. But she and other investment bankers said it is too soon to back a preliminary analysis by New York-based Lehman Brothers that the lottery might draw $37 billion for a 40-year lease. The experts said the state can’t get a reliable estimate until it answers fundamental questions like how long the lease would last and whether it will permit new technology like video lottery terminals and soliciting players through cell phones and the Internet. Deputy State Treasurer Paul Rosenstiel said the state could raise money for health care or other purposes by issuing lottery revenue bonds without leasing the lottery. The bonds would bring in bring in billions of dollars now, repaid with future lottery revenues. While some states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Texas have considered leasing their lotteries, 27 state-operated lotteries bring in more revenue per state resident than does California’s, Rosenstiel said. “We’re an underperformer not because of who operates the lottery but because of how it’s operated,” he added. Lottery Director Joan Borucki agreed. She noted that the lottery hasn’t introduced a completely new game in 10 years. “That’s like still offering `Pong’ when everybody else has the Xbox,” said Borucki, who took office last year as the 19th lottery director in 20 years. She estimated she can boost revenue by 25 percent to 35 percent by improving the lottery’s image, positioning lottery vendors and machines to reach more players, and guaranteeing more small payouts instead of focusing on giant jackpots. Fred Klaas, chief operating officer of Schwarzenegger’s Finance Department, said the administration wants legislative approval to hire an independent analyst to weigh the advantages of leasing the lottery over continued state operation. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the governor’s proposal, Finance Department spokesman H.D. Palmer said the administration is convinced a private company could make the biggest improvement in lottery revenue. “What you saw this morning was independent validation from the financial community and from a former state treasurer that California has an asset that is not performing to its potential,” Palmer said after the hearing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FUNDING: Governor proposed taking state’s lottery private to finance his health-care idea. By Don Thompson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO – Leasing the state lottery to help pay for a broad health-care plan, as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed last week, is no quick fix and might not bring the roughly $37 billion that has been projected, financial experts said Wednesday. last_img

Things To Do

first_imgMoonlight Hike, 5:30 p.m. today at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Meet at the park office. Call (661) 268-0840. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 18 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Don McMillan and Amy Anderson will perform, 9 p.m. today and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $15, or $25.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Santa Clarita Youth Grove dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Tess Simgen at (661) 255-4965. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Murder Mystery Dinner Train will depart, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Saunday and Tuesday from Fillmore & Western Railway in Fillmore. Tickets: $89. Call (800) 773-8724. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Sierra Club hike to Slide Mountain, 9 a.m. Sunday at the entrance to Ed Davis/Towsley Canyon Park, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Matthew Lax at (661) 252-2393 or Geraldine Lorme at (661) 296-0246. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Comedy Club Night with God will feature comedian Anthony Griffith, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, but a donation will be taken for the Hurricane Katrina Victim Family sponsored by Comics4Christ. Call (661) 297-3783. “Love, Gershwin Style” will feature musical creations of George Gershwin, 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $25-$50. Call (661) 362-5304. Valentine’s Day show will feature John DiResta and Frances DiLorenza, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $76 per couple includes dinner, show and champagne. Call (661) 259-2291. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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