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UG student robbed near Stabroek Market

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first_imgA University of Guyana (UG) student was robbed of his belongings after being attacked by two suspects. He fainted as a result of the injuries sustained.Chanderpaul Jaimangal recalled that he was heading to the Route 32 bus park, Georgetown, at about 20:15h on Friday evening and while near the Demico building, one of the men pounced on him from behind and choked him. He stated that another individual approached and grabbed his phone and other belongings.The traumatised student said he called out for help before fainting. After some time, he regained consciousness. He was told by a woman to make a report at the Police outpost and another public-spirited person gave him money to get home. He said while at the outpost, the officer informed him that a report would have to be made at the Brickdam Police Station. Some information and contact details were recorded and the police advised him to go home. In a distraught state, Jaimangal said he walked back alone to the bus park and went home.The following day, he returned to the police outpost with family members and was reportedly told that nothing could be done without a proper description.The victim explained that he returned to the area where he was robbed and was later told by the supervisor of a business in the vicinity that all footage from the night before was deleted. He then sought the assistance of the Divisional Commander, Marlon Chapman, who transferred the matter to a senior official from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). A formal statement was then taken and officers contacted the said business and were informed that their cameras are not operational.Some of the items which were stolen included his phone, Identification (ID) card, bank card, his UG identification badge, flash drives, medical certificate, books, keys, a quantity of money and some other documents.last_img read more

Mourinho blast triggered United fightback

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first_imgUnited trailed to goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt before Chris Smalling gave the visitors a lifeline.Romelu Lukaku equalised with 14 minutes remaining, setting the stage for Serbia midfielder Matic to notch his first goal for United since his move from Chelsea last year.Mourinho admitted he was furious with his players’ lethargic first half performance and he tore into them, while demanding they show more tactical discipline.“I cannot tell you half of the things I told my team at half-time because there would be lots of bleeping on television,” Mourinho said.“There were a few strong words relating to their attitude and the intensity of the game.“What I can say was all about the tactical positioning. That second goal was a goal to show kids in academies around the country, to show that top players can concede silly goals.“David De Gea had to do better. He is the best, no doubt, but he had to do better.“But the intensity and character was fantastic. We got a bit of luck in the last minute but it was deserved.“The urgency in that last half hour was huge.”It was the first time United had come from 2-0 down to win a Premier League game since December 2013 at Hull.After hitting back from a goal down to beat Chelsea last weekend, Mourinho insisted this was another demonstration that United have the spirit and desire to overcome perilous predicaments.– Keep the faith –“We were losing to Chelsea last week, then we were losing away from home against a Palace team that needs points,” he said.Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic celebrates scoring the winner against Crystal Palace and his first goal for United since his move from Chelsea last year © AFP / Glyn KIRK“It’s very hard but we kept faith and belief.“I always believe we can win. I will be like that until my last day.“Some days more than others but after Smalling’s goal, I always thought it was possible.“Matic scored amazing goals like this when he was with me at Chelsea, at Goodison Park, against Benfica.”United’s stirring revival moved them back above Liverpool into second place in the Premier League.They trail runaway leaders Manchester City by 16 points, but Mourinho is more concerned with securing the top four finish that guarantees qualification for next season’s Champions League.“We want to finish second, but it is huge pressure for us to finish in the top four. Now we have a little pillow,” he said.Palace remain in the relegation zone, one point from safety, but Eagles boss Roy Hodgson urged his players not to let the heartbreaking defeat influence their fight for survival.“We took the game to Manchester United. If we had drawn the game – I don’t think anyone, Jose included – would have said it was a scandal,” he said.“We once again go away with no points and, like the game against Tottenham, I thought we deserved something.“But you always know the quality they possess and the strength and depth they have. They can cause problems.“Where we are in the table doesn’t enter my mind. It would have been nice to have two more points, but we still would have been very much in a relegation battle.“It could well go down to the wire.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (2L) admitted he was furious with his players’ lethargic first half performance against Crystal Palace © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 6 – Jose Mourinho revealed his expletive-filled half-time rant inspired Manchester United’s dramatic 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.Mourinho’s side fought back from two goals down at Selhurst Park to snatch the points thanks to Nemanja Matic’s blistering long-range strike in stoppage-time.last_img read more

Careless Sundowns defending helps Barcelona triumph

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first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi made a late appearance as a substitute in Soweto © AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIASOWETO, South Africa, May 16 – Careless defending gifted European giants Barcelona two goals as they defeated South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Wednesday in a friendly game to honour the late Nelson Mandela.Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes scored for the Spanish league and cup winners before Sibusiso Vilakazi pulled one goal back before a sell-out 80,000 Soweto crowd. This year marks the centenary of the birth of Mandela, who died in 2013 having become the first democratically elected president of the republic 19 years earlier.South Africans thronged to Soccer City stadium on a cold night to see world superstar Lionel Messi and their wishes were granted when he came off the bench on 74 minutes.His every touch drew huge applause and Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse was beaming after the final whistle having exchanged shirts with the Argentine maestro.“I liked this Sundowns team very much — they displayed a lot of creativity and energy,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.“It is a pleasure to be in South Africa and I believe this huge crowd thoroughly enjoyed what both sides produced.“We came to play football and to honour Nelson Mandela, someone who was very close to the hearts of all Spaniards.”Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said he was proud of his team and called the match a “great learning experience” for him and the players.“I am so happy with my boys because they always tried to play football the way I want them to — building from the back.“We did make crucial defensive errors, but I took a lot of positives from this match, including our passing and how we dispossessed Barcelona at times.”The match came three days after Barcelona suffered a stunning 5-4 defeat at lowly Levante in their second last La Liga match, robbing them of a chance to complete the season unbeaten.That feat was last achieved in 1932 by Real Madrid, the arch-rivals of Barca, when the season comprised 18 fixtures compared with 38 now.Barcelona were ahead within three minutes as a Bangaly Soumahoro pass was intercepted by Dembele, who rifled the ball past Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango.Ivorian Soumahoro was also at fault for the second goal, failing to cut off a Denis Suarez pass on 19 minutes and Luis Suarez made no mistake from close range.Between the goals, Sundowns’ star attacker Percy Tau had two chances, but his chip was saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen and he fired a close-range free-kick over.Denis Suarez rattled the woodwork with a header as Barcelona constantly threatened and turned over two goals ahead.Valverde made 10 changes during half-time, but Messi was not among those introduced, leading the crowd to repeatedly chant “Messi, Messi, Messi”.More sloppy defending gave Barcelona a third goal on 67 minutes when an interception set up Gomes to fire past substitute goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.Although clearly second best, the 2016 African champions never lost heart and were rewarded when Vilakazi scored on 76 minutes as Barcelona appealed for offside.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Football Heads To First-Place San Diego On Saturday

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first_img DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team heads to defending Pioneer Football League champion and league leading San Diego Saturday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. CST.The Bulldogs and the Toreros are meeting for the 25th time. San Diego holds a slight edge in the all-time series, leading 13-11. The Toreros have had Drake’s number lately as San Diego has won the last four meetings. The Bulldogs are coming off a 17-12 win over Davidson last week and improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in Pioneer Football League play. San Diego extended its conference winning streak to 18 games with its 48-7 win at Stetson. The 18-game PFL winning streak is the second longest in the FCS. The Toreros also have a 14-game home winning streak and is the second longest streak in the FCS.The Bulldog defense has proven to be one of the best in the PFL. In conference play, the Bulldogs have only allowed eight touchdowns in five games and lead the PFL in total defense (297.4 ypg.), pass defense (198.6) and sacks (13). Drake ranks second in rushing defense (98.8), pass defense efficiency (100.2) and first downs (81). Senior quarterback Grant Kraemer, who didn’t play last week due to an injury he suffered against Marist (Oct. 21), leads the PFL with a passing average of 250 yards per game. He has totaled 1,755 yards passing with 11 touchdowns.The Toreros have the best offense in the PFL as they are averaging 480 yards per game and 45 points per game during conference action. Junior quarterback Anthony Lawrence paces USD’s offense as he is completing over 65 percent (152-of-231) of his pass for 1,948 yards with 21 touchdowns and only one interception. Justin Priest is Lawrence’s top target. Priest ranks eighth nationally with eight touchdown catches to go along with his 702 receiving yards. Over the last five games, San Diego has shown it can also succeed on the ground as they have rushed for more than 200 yards each game. Freshman Emilio Martinez leads the team with 682 yards rushing with six touchdowns. Defensively, Jonathan Petersen leads the PFL with nine sacks and has tallied 13 tackles for a loss. Print Friendly Version Live Video Live Audio Drake Game notes Story Links San Diego Game Notes Live Stats last_img read more

Takeaways: Sharks goalie nightmare realized in Game 2. What’s next?

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first_imgSAN JOSE — It’s a script that Sharks fans are all too familiar with. If they turned it into a full-length movie it would probably be called, “Five Minutes Late.”For the eighth time in 16 franchise meetings with the Vegas Golden Knights, the Sharks surrendered the opening goal less than five minutes into the first period. By the 6:11 mark, Vegas held a 3-0 lead, making Game 2 of the opening-round series look like a sequel of last year’s Game 1 showdown between the Pacific Division rivals that …last_img

Ramirez dominates Ahmed with 6th round stoppage

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first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC He was ranked fourth in the division despite almost 70 percent of his previous wins coming against boxers with losing records.Ramirez already holds the distinction of being the first fighter from Mexico to win a title in the 76kg division and now he’s setting his sights on unifying the different titles.“Next I would like to fight with another champion from Europe or England for a unification.“I want to be the best division pound for pound fighter.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Rondina admits UST lacked composure in 5-set loss to DLSU Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:39Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ The bout was the feature fight on a card that also saw Filipino Jerwin Ancajas make an impressive American debut with a 10th round knockout of Israel Gonzalez to keep his IBF super flyweight belt.READ: Ancajas impresses in US debutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe southpaw Ramirez improved to 37-0 with 25 KOs as he defended his 76 kilogram (168 pound) title for the third time since winning it from Arthur Abraham in 2016.Ramirez said he was pleased to get his first win by a knockout in three years. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – CARSON, CA – APRIL 22: Gilberto Ramirez of Mexico poses for a photo with his belt after beating Max Bursak of Ukraine in a 12 round unanimous decision during the WBO Super Middleweight World Championship at StubHub Center on April 22, 2017 in Carson, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPMexican champion Gilberto Ramirez easily retained his World Boxing Organization super middleweight title, dominating challenger Habib Ahmed in a one-sided main event on Saturday.Ahmed’s corner mercifully threw in the towel with 29 seconds left in the sixth round as their fighter was unable to fight back while being overwhelmed with body and head shots.ADVERTISEMENT “This fight was really important,” Ramirez said. “We have been training for a knockout and we got it. “I never felt frustrated. I kept moving forward at him and tried to hit the body.”Ramirez suffered a cut above his left eye in the third round from an accidental head butt. His corner did a good job of closing the wound so it didn’t bother him for the final three rounds.He came dangerously close to knocking Ahmed out in the fifth round, connecting on separate occasions with an overhand right, right hook and a driving right jab before the challenger was saved by the bell.Heading into the final round, Ramirez had landed a total of 90 punches to just 24 for the heavy underdog Ahmed, who was fighting for the first time out of his home country. ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Spicy P: Pascal Siakam ignites Raptors in NBA Finals opener

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first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “When I saw him in Basketball Without Borders, no,” Ujiri said. “That guy has been incredible. He’s been an unbelievable revelation for us.“He doesn’t want to be one of those African players that’s labeled, whether it’s a shot blocker or a defender or rebounder or he runs. He wants to be a star. He wants to be a versatile player in this league and he wants to be able to do it all. And he has put the work into it.“We all used to hold our breath when he went on the fast break. And now we can’t wait until he does that.”Raptors center Marc Gasol, a Spaniard, sets aside the obstacles and looks at the player Siakam is.“He does a great job of using his body, attacking the angles that the defense is giving you. I just like when he plays that aggressive,” Gasol said. “Whatever happened in the past happened. Having a mindset of going for it and knowing that it’s going to be OK, your teammates believe in you, that’s all that matters and he knows that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments Warriors sputter at times, fall in Game 1 of NBA Finals FILE – Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates his teams lead against the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter during Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPPascal Siakam never dreamed of being an NBA hero growing up in Cameroon, but the lanky forward discovered in a youth basketball camp delivered a stellar performance in his NBA Finals debut.Siakam scored a playoff career-best 32 points and powered the Raptors over defending champion Golden State 118-109 in Thursday’s opening game of the best-of-seven championship final.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Siakam, his homeland’s first NBA Finals player, sank 14-of-17 shots from the floor, attacking one of the NBA’s top defensive squads in moves unexpected when he was discovered in a Basketball Without Borders camp.READ: Raptors draw first blood, thump Warriors in 1st NBA finals appearanceFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“At that time I didn’t even know if I really dreamed of being at this level,” Siakam said. “I couldn’t even think about this moment because it wasn’t reachable for me. But I think once I got to the point where I felt like I had a chance, I put everything forward and I just worked really hard.”.@pskills43 heard you, Canada. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/VG7ludtnM0— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 31, 2019It paid off for Siakam and showed what talent Africa might yet produce for the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue  Super committedRaptors coach Nick Nurse remains stunned by Siakam’s journey.“It’s pretty incredible,” Nurse said. “Two years ago when we got bounced out of the playoffs, he literally went in the gym the next day and he was like, ‘Listen, I need to learn how to shoot. I see that in playoff basketball you better be able to shoot.’ He took it and absolutely ran with it. He was super committed to finding a place in this league and improving his game.“He believes in himself and he went to work at it. I think that’s a powerful statement.”Raptors president Masai Ujiri, who never imagined his own career path when he was growing up in Nigeria, said he couldn’t have guessed Siakam would rise to NBA stardom.READ: Things to know about these most-international NBA Finals  Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “It’s amazing. It just shows the growth of the continent,” Siakam said. “Being at this stage and representing the continent is amazing. I just want the game to continue to grow in Africa and for kids to see this and hopefully it inspires them.”Siakam’s effort and journey drew praise from Golden State’s Draymond Green, the defender he outshined.READ: Analysis: Why the Raptors will win the NBA Finals“You got to take your hat off to him of what he has been able to accomplish,” Green said. “He has become a guy. He put a lot of work in to get there and I respect that.”Toronto’s Kyle Lowry was amazed by his teammate as well.“Hard work and dedication and knowing the type of talent that he has,” Lowry said. “Never settling for anything but being the best basketball player he can be.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

La Liga: Real Madrid beat Espanyol 1-0, Atletico crush Getafe 2-0

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first_imgMarco Asensio’s strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Espanyol to send them top of La Liga and Thomas Lemar scored his first goal for Atletico Madrid in a 2-0 victory at Getafe on Saturday.Julen Lopetegui’s Real were tested by Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Borja Iglesias hitting the crossbar, but held on for the victory.After an emphatic Champions League win over AS Roma on Wednesday, Lopetegui shuffled his pack for the visit of Espanyol, sixth in the table after a good start to the season.The coach rested Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Toni Kroos, handing a debut to defender Alvaro Odriozola in place of the injured Dani Carvajal.”(The clean sheet) was really important for us, we don’t want to let in goals,” Real defender Raphael Varane said. “Espanyol played very well but we played as a team and did not concede.”The hosts took the lead four minutes before the break, when Luka Modric’s pass took a triple deflection but found its way to Asensio, who steered home his first goal in La Liga this season.The forward had to wait for VAR to prove he was onside before he could celebrate.Espanyol forward Iglesias robbed Real captain Sergio Ramos after the break and chipped Courtois, but his effort bounced back off the crossbar.”We’re furious (about losing), we had chances to score,” Iglesias said. “I saw (Courtois) off his line and shot but it hit the crossbar. Maybe next time it will go in.”advertisementReal held on despite late Espanyol pressure to take top spot before second-placed Barcelona host Girona on Sunday in a Catalan derby.STUTTERING STARTAtletico’s comfortable victory at Getafe eased nerves after a stuttering start to the season during which they gathered five points from their first four games.French winger Lemar struck the crossbar with a powerful long-range effort and the ball bounced back, hitting Soria and crossing the line, to send Atletico ahead after 14 minutes.The visitors struggled to create openings at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez but Lemar put the finishing touch to a quick counter-attack after an hour to net his first goal since his close season move from Monaco.Getafe winger Ivan Alejo was sent off for an apparent stamp just four minutes after coming on as a substitute, leaving Atletico to cruise to victory and climb to fifth in the table.”I wasn’t nervous at all when they started to criticise us two weeks ago, as if everything was lost and we were dead, and now we are the best in the world,” said Atletico defender Juanfran.”Our people, our fans have to know that this Atletico Madrid team will always show up, whether or not results go our way, and they are, bit by bit.”Rayo Vallecano were thrashed 5-1 by third-placed Alaves at Vallecas after Abdoulaye Ba was sent off in the first half.Ba became the first player in Spanish football to be dismissed after VAR flagged an off-the-ball incident, with the officials deciding he elbowed Jonathan Calleri.Villarreal earned a 3-3 draw at Real Sociedad thanks to Leo Suarez’s equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time while Eibar edged Leganes 1-0.last_img read more

ESPN Thinks 3 College Football Playoff Spots Are Locked Up

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first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide on the field before taking on the Michigan State Spartans.ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide on the field before taking on the Michigan State Spartans in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)We’re only one week into the 2018 college football season, but talk of the College Football Playoff is already heating up.According to ESPN, three College Football Playoff spots are locked up already. The first three spots in the College Football Playoff will go to:Alabama, Auburn or GeorgiaOhio State or Wisconsin (or maybe another Big Ten team)Clemson???Who’s going to grab that fourth spot?ESPN believes there are a couple of contenders:Pac-12 championWashington’s loss to Auburn on Saturday makes the Pac-12’s chances a bit slimmer, but if the Huskies win out, they should be inNotre DameThe Fighting Irish secured a huge win against Michigan on Saturday. They look the part of a contender.Big 12 championOklahoma is the clear favorite here. After what we saw on Saturday, the Sooners might be the only contender out of the Big 12.Who are you picking right now?last_img read more