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BYC Takes 9th Title

first_imgTriple Super Cup champions Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) won their ninth title on Sunday and the first pre-season tournament title since the 2011.The team has won three LFA Super Cups, two Championships and two Knockouts and then two pre-season tournaments, excluding the dual achievement of its feeder team, BYC II.The local football giants whipped Nimba United 3-1 yesterday at the Blue Field which ended the eye-catching 9-day Coca-Cola Big 8 tournament. This marked the second defeat of Nimba United in the tournament having also lost 1-0 in the preliminary stage.BYC hit man Vane Dave Harmon netted a deserving hat-trick after an unexcited spell in the U-23 Lone Star dismal performance in Ghana.BYC, dubbed ‘the Go Blue Boys’ moved to the finals after a 1-0 win over IE, converted from a spot-kick by attacking midfielder Gideon Williams.In the preliminary rounds, the Go Blue boys topped Group A with nine points, winning all her games without conceding a goal.Coach Robert Larteh’s boys whipped Nimba United 1-0; Mighty Barrolle 2-0 and LISCR FC 1-0.Sunday’s defeat over Nimba United has shown that Coach Sam Chebli needs to overhaul the middle and front to withstand the shots.Nimba United narrowly crossed over to meet BYC through a lottery toss against NPA Anchors, 4-0, after the 90 minutes ended in one-all.Earlier, United lost 0-1 to BYC 1-0, but drew with LISCR 2-2 and pinned Mighty Barrolle 2-1.BYC wizard Harmon was awarded the tournament’s Most Valuable Player having played two of the five games and netted three goals.The eight participated teams were awarded certificates of participation while Nimba United received a cheque for US$1,000 as runner and BYC got US$2,000 and trophy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ANSA McAL opens first Bartica branch

first_imgIn celebration of 25 years of operation in Guyana, the ANSA McAL Group opened its first branch in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), creating direct employment for 10 persons within the township with proposals for growth.ANSA McAL’s Managing Director, Troy Cadogan said with the opening of the new store, they would be in a better position to serve Barticians who would have supported them over the years even in the absence of a local store. He noted that Bartica is the gateway to the interior that provides access to some of the fastest growing areas in the hinterland.Cadogan said the new branch would serve as a wholesale depot, offering all of theThe new ANSA McAL Bartica branchcompany’s products while providing a better service to the residents without competing with the company’s longtime customers. He further explained that the pricing structure for the products would be the same as that offered in Georgetown.Meanwhile, Bartica’s Mayor Gifford Marshall said the launching of the new branch is timely since it coincides with the town’s second anniversary. He said the past two years have been a challenge, but they are committed towards moving Bartica forward and ensuring the people are developed.“We also want to focus on the investment in our people and we have had a number of street parties… a lot of investment in party like events, but I think if you are going to build a community that our business community can benefit from then we have to invest in our people,” Marshall added.The Mayor urged the business community to embrace green practices that preserve the environment while keeping in line with the green agenda of the town.Additionally, Regional Chairman Gordon Bradford lauded the company for their history with the town and urged them to continue to grow within the region.“Your presence here is truly encouraging… we’re happy to have you here in Bartica and it speaks to the growth and expansion of our economy here in Bartica and the region and we are encouraged that you must have seen something that caused you to launch this branch. They have been here without a branch and with a branch the support would grow. We hope to see you launching more branches in the region,” he noted.As a part of giving back, the company launched a public servant competition with a $500,000 prize for the best teacher, nurse and Police Officer respectively.last_img read more

Team of the weekend: How can you not include more Spurs and Chelsea players?

first_img 8. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea, attacking midfield) – His brilliance almost won Swansea the game at Old Trafford. He scored and then somehow Fernando Llorente failed to put his free-kick away in the closing moments. Sigurdsson has been involved in 21 of Swansea’s 40 Premier League goals this season 5. Pedro (Chelsea, wide forward) – His brilliance was rewarded with a goal of the season contender, with his tally standing at eight so far – his best return since the 2013/14 season when he scored 15 for Barca. At the top of the table, Tottenham and Chelsea were fantastic in their respective wins, so which players deserve a place in the team of the weekend?The Blues kept edging towards another Premier League title, while Spurs’ 2-0 win against Arsenal ensured they remained in the hunt as well as confirming they would finish above Arsenal for the first time since 1995.Meanwhile, Hull and Swansea gave themselves a fighting chance of survival.Scroll through the gallery to see the players beginning with Hull’s Eldin Jakupovic. 10. Sergio Aguero (Man City, striker) – He has scored in all three games he has played against Boro, while he also set up Gabriel Jesus for his goal. 9. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham, wide forward) – As always, a lot of good stuff comes through Eriksen and he was fantastic against Arsenal. Should have scored, but also created Alli’s goal. 7. Dele Alli: (Tottenham, attacking midfield) – Made up for his earlier miss to show quick reactions to pounce for a north London derby goal. 1. Eldin Jakupovic (Hull, goalkeeper) – scroll through the gallery to see the talkSPORT team of the weekend – He is performing superbly for Hull and his form comes at just the right time. Against Southampton he saved a penalty to earn a point. 11 6. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea, central midfield) – A colossus in the middle against Everton as Chelsea ran out comfortable winners. 11 11 11 2. Gary Cahill (Chelsea, centre-back) – Not only did he score, but he was part of a Chelsea defence that kept a first clean sheet since January. 11 11. Harry Kane (Tottenham, striker) – He won and converted the penalty against Arsenal and led the line superbly. There weren’t many opportunities for Kane, but he definitely made life hard for Gabriel and Koscielny. 4. Harry Maguire (Hull, centre-back) – His presence against Southampton earned Hull a much needed point. 11 11 11 11 11 3. Joel Matip (Liverpool, centre-back) – Immense for Liverpool against Watford. 11last_img read more

Arsenal and Liverpool hit by blow as France ace ‘agrees terms’ with Atletico

first_img 2 France midfielder Thomas Lemar celebrates with potential new team-mate Antoine Griezmann on international duty. Whether he will join compatriot Antoine Griezmann or replace him remains to be seen with Barcelona seemingly intent on landing the Europa League winner.You can see all the confirmed summer transfer window deals in the Premier League here. Monaco midfield star Thomas Lemar gesticulates during the French League Cup final. 2 Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool have lost out to Atletico Madrid in the battle for Thomas Lemar.The Monaco midfielder has, according to Cadena Ser, agreed personal terms with the Spanish club after holding talks. Atletico are now agreeing a fee for the France international, but they are so confident of completing the deal that they have reserved the number 10 shirt for him at the Wanda Metropolitano.The news will come as a hammer blow to both Arsenal and Liverpool, who are long-term admirers of Lemar.Arsenal tried to sign the 22-year-old last summer, while Liverpool made an approach for him in January as both clubs look to create formidable midfields in their attempts to rival 2017/18 title winners Manchester City.But now both clubs have lost out, with Lemar expecting to become an Atletico player before the World Cup starts.last_img read more

Milner contract shock, Arsenal track German starlet, Pochettino facing the sack?

first_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Italian legends Pirlo and Del Piero apparently can’t stop talking about Liverpool target Nicolo Barella – who scored six league goals last season 3 RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Liverpool midfielder James Milner is yet to be offered a contract extension by the Merseyside club, with the 32-year-old’s current deal set to expire and the end of next season. (Daily Mail)Liverpool have received a boost in their pursuit of Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella – the 21-year-old Italy Under-21 star who has been lauded by Andrea Pirlo  – after Juventus dropped out of the race to sign him. (Calciomercato)Manchester United and Arsenal are both tracking 19-year-old Hertha Berlin midfielder Arne Maier,  who plays for the Germany U21 side. (Sport Bild)United have also joined Tottenham in the pursuit of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the Red Devils sending scouts to watch the 22-year-old Netherlands international against France earlier this month. (The Sun) Former West Ham defender James Collins has been invited to train with Aston Villa as manager Steve Bruce considers a move for the Welsh free agent. (Daily Telegraph)Italy legend Francesco Totti has revealed he attempted to persuade Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join him at Roma during his playing career. (La Repubblica) IN DEMAND Arsenal have a keen eye on Germany U21 starlet Arne Maier LATEST REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Mauricio Pochettino has said he is facing the sack as Tottenham manager after his side’s run of poor form – suffering three straight defeats for the first time under his tenure. (Daily Mirror)Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ thigh injury is down to the stress of the World Cup winner’s drink-drive conviction, according to Pochettino. (The Sun)Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha says he was “living in hell” during his time at Manchester United under David Moyes. The 25-year-old made just two league appearances for United in a two-year spell at Old Trafford – FULL STORY targets Latest talkSPORT.com exclusives and transfer headlines:Joey Barton does not believe Liverpool fans are excited for normal games as they are for European gamesThe Fleetwood Town boss also labelled Neymar a ‘disgrace’ for his performance against the Reds in the Champions LeagueStuart Pearce has shared a brilliant story about how legendary coach Brian Clough could be absolutely brutal with his playersAdrian Clarke thinks Pep Guardiola was to blame for Man City’s poor performance in the Champions League, not the fansHowever, Jason Cundy believes City fans are a ‘disgrace’ and Wednesday night proves they are in United’s shadowInter Milan want to sign Spurs man Serge Aurier in JanuaryAlvaro Morata is a surprise target for West Ham after failing to convince Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri LIVING THE DREAM 3 Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Here’s a round-up of the latest news and rumours in Friday’s national newspapers and online… 3 moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img read more

Del Norte builds big lead, holds on for 20-14 win over Fortuna

first_imgFORTUNA >> Based on how the opening two quarters went, it was looking like a certainty that the Warriors’ victory formation was going to be a certainty.When it was all said and done, it might have been a sense of a relief more than anything as quarterback Ethan Price went to a knee for a second and final time.Del Norte made its 20-point first-half lead hold firm as the Warriors was able to hold off Fortuna’s furious second-half comeback to claim a 20-14 win over the Huskies on Friday night.“W …last_img read more

Maharashtra may soon get inter-caste marriage law

first_imgThe Maharashtra government is planning to introduce an inter-caste marriage legislation to prevent heinous crimes like ‘honour killings’, State Minister for Social Justice Rajkumar Badole said here on Sunday.“Many couples and families have had to endure trauma and a litany of atrocities for having challenged regressive social norms, despite the government providing financial incentives to encourage inter-caste marriages. This law is to ensure their security and to protect their children,” Mr. Badole said during a lecture at the Balgandharva Rangmandir. The talk was organised as part of the ongoing celebrations of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary. The plan to introduce the law was mooted in March, with Mr. Badole chairing a nine-member committee constituted to frame the legislation. The law will give inter-caste couples priority during employment, apart from financial aid from the government.“Dr. Ambedkar desired a Maharashtra free of social inequality and caste divide. Despite him giving us the Constitution, the country has never given him his due. The Hindu Code Bill, for which he fought tenaciously, was dropped by the Indian Parliament of the 1950s, and words like freedom, equality and fraternity continue to remain tokenisms,” Mr. Badole said.The legislation is planned along the lines of the revolutionary law enacted by Shahu Maharaj, the reformer and ruler Kolhapur, in 1919.last_img read more

NSA invoked against three men accused of cow slaughter in M.P.

first_imgAuthorities in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district have invoked the stringent National Security Act against three persons accused of killing a cow near Kharkhali village four days ago. The incident took place three days after the newly elected Congress government decided to open 1,000 gaushalas for stray cattle in the State over the next four months. “We received information about the slaughtering of a cow near Kharkhali village four days ago. When the police reached the spot, the accused fled. But the police team found the cow carcass,” Khandwa SP Siddharth Bahuguna said. Giving details, Moghat police station in-charge Mohan Singore said a police team reached the spot on Friday evening following a tip-off. However, taking advantage of the darkness, the accused fled leaving the carcass behind, he said. In the meantime, the police informed the district administration about the incident, which asked it to slap NSA against the accused. On Monday, the police arrested Nadeem alias Raja and Shakeel from Pardesipura while the third accused, Azam, was arrested from Kharkhali. The three were produced before a local court on Monday, which sentenced them to jail under NSA and other relevant sections of IPC.last_img read more