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United thrash Everton, Arsenal hold Chelsea to goalless draw

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED 4 EVERTON 0Antonio Valencia’s early thunderbolt put Manchester United en route to a 4-0 Premier League victory over Everton on Sunday, but they needed a flurry of late goals to finally subdue their unfortunate visitors.Valencia belted home Nemanja Matic’s crossfield pass after four minutes but Everton responded well with United’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, returning to Old Trafford for the first time since leaving earlier this year, wasting two good chances.Ronald Koeman’s side were still threatening an equaliser when former Everton striker Romelu Lukaku set up Mkhitaryan to sidefoot United’s second after 83 minutes.Lukaku slammed in a third heading into stoppage time before Anthony Martial converted a late penalty.United join Manchester City at the top of the table with 13 points from five games, with both sides level on goal difference. Everton have now dropped into the bottom three.CHELSEA 0 ARSENAL 0Arsenal produced a vastly-improved away performance to draw 0-0 with Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.After defeat at Stoke City and a thrashing at Liverpool, Arsene Wenger’s side hit the post through Aaron Ramsey and had Shkodran Mustafi’s headed goal disallowed as they had the better of the chances in a lively derby.Tempers frayed near the end with Chelsea’s David Luiz shown a red card for a wild tackle on Sead Kolasinac.Arsenal’s draw snapped a five-match losing streak away to Chelsea in the league and left them in 12th place with seven points. Chelsea are third with 10 points.last_img read more

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No Basketball League in 2015?

first_imgMay is strictly set aside for the resumption of all sporting activities by associations since the outbreak and flush-out of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Major associations, including football, athletics, kickball, table tennis and lawn tennis have commenced their activities, except the country’s second popular sport, basketball.Up to this date, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has suspended basketball activities due the leadership crisis in the association began over the last four months.Aggrieved stakeholders raised five issues, amongst which include: the violation of the constitution, the failure of holding election on the fourth and ineligibility of clubs which didn’t participate in the immediate past organized basketball season.A rejoinder by the LBA leadership said because of the outbreak of the Ebola in the country, elections could not be held in 2014; and that some of the contestants seeking positions are not eligible, quoting constitutional requirements.The misunderstanding compelled Deputy Sports Minister Henry Yonton to refer the case to FIBA-Africa.Minister Yonton said yesterday in a mobile interview that the Ministry, waiting for FIBA-Africa intervention is considering a re-dialogue between the contesting parties.“We want to call the two parties to find a way forward, and if there is no compromise then we would wait for whatever months or years it would take for FIBA-Africa to mediate,” Minister Yonton said.He added: “We hope that for the good of the game, there would be success in our second attempt to amicably solve this leadership crisis.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Answers needed from Lowenfield about RLE

first_imgDear Editor,If one is to study the work plan from the 2011 elections, it reveals an important point. From July 18, 2011, when the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) was extracted from the National Register of Registrants (NRR) to put the Claims and Objections (C&O) process into gear, until that process was completed on September 4, 2011, only 48 days (just over 6 weeks) were consumed. At the end of the C&O process, Guyana had a Revised List of Electors (RLE). The political parties were able to use this RLEto further help GECOM HQ USA make any last minute valid and verified modifications before they printed the Official List of Electors (actual voters’ list). Any person with an average mathematics competence will tell you that there was still 42 days for GECOM to exhaust the full 90 days or 3 months as prescribed by Article 106 of the Constitution.So why is there a school of thought coming out of GECOM that they can only produce a list by Christmas? It is a bogus position, full stop.Mr Keith Lowenfield, the Chief Elections Officer who is now in the middle of a major land controversy involving the former PNC-led Government, must be called to account. Is he deliberately not preparing for elections as some sort of payback for past favours granted by the PNC? We need answers from Mr Lowenfield as to why GECOM could not and did not update its RLE as an outcome of a C&O process from January 2019 to May 2019.The details from 2011 are below.Regards,Sasenarine SinghMarylandlast_img read more

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Sister slapped with manslaughter charge

first_imgEssequibo sibling stabbing… released on $400,000 bailLuck was on the side of 24-year-old Stephney Lawrie, known as “Stacy”, of Lot 2 Better Success, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), when she was granted bail for allegedly killing her brother during an argument. She made her first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce on Tuesday, at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court.Stephney LawrieDressed in a blue top and blue jeans, the accused appeared saddened while standing in the dock. She was not required to plea to the indictable charge of manslaughter.The Police allege that on August 25, at Lot 2 Better Success, Stephney Lawrie unlawfully killed her brother, Maxton Orlando Lawrie.During the bail application, her Attorney Latchmin Dindyal, told the court that the accused is a single mother of a five-year-old and is not a flight risk. He told the court that his client never had any brushes with the law. He also informed the court that Stephney Lawrie was hospitalised for the injuries she received during the ordeal, and that she is presently receiving treatment at the Suddie Public Hospital. There were visible black and blue marks on the accused right arm.Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack had no objections to bail, but requested for conditions to be attached if bail was granted.In responding, Magistrate Sunil Scarce reminded that the allegation against Lawrie was a serious one. He however granted bail in the sum of $400,000, taking into consideration the nature of the incident.Additionally, Lawrie is required to surrender her passport and report to the Sergeant at the Charity Police Station every Wednesday and Saturday.Relatives and friends of the Lawrie family were present in court. The accused is expected to return to court in September.The entire Better Success village was thrown into deep mourning after the news of the incident surfaced. Prior to the accused’s appearance in court, she had confessed to Police to stabbing her brother in self defence. It is alleged that on August 24, 2016, the deceased went home under the influence of alcohol and started an argument with family members.During the argument, he cuffed his father to his right eye and then proceeded to his sister’s room armed with a knife. When the defendant opened the door, her brother started to verbally abuse her. He then tried to harm her with the knife, and it was at this point that she reportedly stabbed him. He succumbed while on his way to the Suddie Public Hospital.The autopsy conducted by Government Pathologist, Dr Bridgemohan revealed that the victim died as a result of shock and haemorrhage due to the stab wound.last_img read more

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Rotaract Club of Georgetown spreads ‘Christmas Cheer’ to children

first_imgThe Rotaract Club of Georgetown (RCG) under its community service arm on Saturday last hosted a “Christmas Cheer” at the Indian Monument Garden, Georgetown, catering to over 100 underprivileged children.Rotaract Club of Georgetown brings ‘Christmas Cheer’ to 124 childrenDrawn from its Sophia Literacy Programme (SLP) and seven orphanages in and around Georgetown, Linden, and East Coast Demerara, some 124 children were treated at the event.The project sought to share the spirit of joy, peace and goodwill of the Christmas season in a grand Christmas party for children ages two to 18 years of Cornelia Ida Children’s Home, Bless the Children Home, A Sanctuary Children’s Home, Joshua House, Saheed Boys Orphanage, Saheed Girls Orphanage, Hararuni Girls Home, and the Club’s SLP. The Literacy Programme offers free tutoring by trained teachers to children of the Sophia community to improve their literacy skills.The children were treated to a fun-filled afternoon of games, drama from the Guyana National Drama Company, gifts and a lot of other goodies including snacks and refreshments.The “Christmas Cheer” project was the first of its kind executed by the Rotaract Club of Georgetown, and it was truly heartwarming to see the overwhelming support the event received and how the children truly enjoyed themselves.The Rotaract Club of Georgetown is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation for individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 with a mandate to provide service to the community through volunteer initiatives.Rotaract is a Rotary Club Partner designed to foster leadership, responsible citizenship, high ethical standards in business; and ultimately a better life for youths and those around their influence circles.The Rotaract Club of Georgetown has been serving the community for over 30 years.last_img read more

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WATCH: Unreal back-heel touch from Barcelona star Neymar

first_img1 Barcelona star Neymar “Neymar is electric… he was breathtaking”…Messi who?Barcelona manager Luis Enrique waxed lyrical about Brazil superstar Neymar after he starred in the Catalan club’s victory over Rayo Vallecano at the weekend.The 23-year-old mesmerised fans and his opponents with a simply sublime individual performance in the absence of the injured Lionel Messi, converting two penalties (having won both of them) and scoring twice from open play in a 5-2 victory.But it wasn’t his goalscoring exploits which grabbed the attention of football aficionadas of the online world, no, it was his trick-a-minute display and this magical rabona-style touch which had fans salivating.Don’t believe us? Check it out in the clip below!And see all of Neymar’s goals, with some brilliant link-up play with Luis Suarez, here:last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Sales representative required for Buncrana company

first_imgJob Vacancies: A busy Buncrana-based fuel and oil trading company are seeking sales staff to join their hard-working team.Coyle Coal Donegal are recruiting for a motivated sales representative to join their team. Applicants must have previous experience, good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment  To apply, email your details in confidence to Julie@coylecoal.comJob Vacancy: Sales representative required for Buncrana company was last modified: February 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:buncranacoyle coalsaleslast_img read more

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Is Spotify’s Business Model Sustainable?

first_imgTags:#music#NYT#web Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Well, it’s finally here. After two years of delay and a fresh $100 million round of funding, European music streaming service Spotify launched in the United States yesterday, much to the delight of music geeks, a handful of celebrities and pretty much everyone on Twitter. In addition to a whole lot of excitement, Spotify has brought with it a number of questions. What does this mean for the future of music consumption? Will artists make money? Perhaps most importantly, is its business model sustainable? The big music labels have long expressed concern over this very issue, with Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. saying last year that free music streaming services were “not net positive for the industry.” On Business Insider yesterday, Matt Rosoff called Spotify “economically unsustainable,” adding that “the way music licensing has traditionally worked, Spotify would be paying the labels and publishers the same rate for all songs that users stream on the service — whether they’re getting them for free or paying. That’s insane.” Spotify’s revenue comes from a combination of paid subscriptions, ad revenue (from audio and display ads served to the 90% of users who aren’t paying up) and retail partnerships through which music can be sold directly to users.According to Rosoff, the rates commanded by the type of ads Spotify is serving to its non-paying users are just too low to allow the company to break even. The service did launch in the U.S. with a major sponsor, but has not made public the advertising rates it commands. Two years ago, a “source close to Spotify” told the Guardian that the company was “a case of ‘spot the idiot,’” in other words, “find somebody stupid enough to buy it before realizing that it’s too costly to run and that the numbers don’t add up to making a profit.”Of course, much has changed in two years and if the hype is any indication, Spotify may well end up doing well in the U.S., despite a somewhat crowded marketplace. To thrive, it will have to set itself apart both from popular Internet radio services like Pandora and Last.fm, as well as other on-demand music services like Rdio, MOG and Grooveshark. At first glance, Spotify does seem well-positioned to do just that, thanks to its 15 million-strong music library (bigger than Pandora, MOG and Rdio), the ability for users to include locally-stored tracks they already own (unlike Rdio and Pandora) and its support for mobile music streaming (a leg up over Grooveshark). The company, which to date is not profitable, currently boasts over 10 million subscribers, about 10% of which are paying. Not bad for a freemium service. But can they maintain, let alone improve, that percentage as they infiltrate an already-crowded U.S. marketplace? That remains to be seen, as does whether or not Spotify will come close to achieving their rather ambitious projection of acquiring 50 million users within the first year of being live in the U.S. What do you think? Can Spotify’s business model succeed or is this another music industry failure waiting to happen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.center_img john paul titlow 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more