FIFA related the Ranking List, where is BiH?

first_imgThe Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has released the ranking latest list of the world’s top teams. Currently, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) national football team is ranked 41st with 700 points.The list is led by the national football teams of Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium.Bulgaria, with whom BiH will play on March 23rd, is on 40th place with 715 points, while Senegal is 27th with 862 points.Of the opponents of our selection in the UEFA League of Nations, Northern Ireland is on the 24th place with 879 points, while Austria is 28th out of 826.The following is the current ranking:Germany 1.609Brazil 1.489Portugal 1.360Argentina 1.359Belgium 1.337Poland 1.228Spain 1.228Switzerland 1.197France 1.185Chile 1.16141.Bosnia and Herzegovina 700The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 211 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football.last_img read more

Wellington School Board forum: Jason Newberry

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington School Board race for District 3, Position 6 has just one candidate – Jason Newberry. He will be replacing incumbent Dena Martens.All registered voters from the USD 353 school district can vote in this particular race in the city/school election to be held Tuesday, April 2. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. People can also advance vote at the Sumner County Clerk’s office.  For forums of the other school board candidates click here and here.The following is a list of questions submitted to Newberry:1. Tell us a little about yourself. Newberry: Education wise I received my Bachelors in Administration/Management from Western Illinois University and Associates of Science and Arts from Cowley. I taught Cowley County Community College in Winfield from 2001 to 2008 as adjunct faculty for the Paramedic program. I served on the Wellington Fire and EMS Service Department from April 1996 to June 2006. I was a fire marshal assistant chief and firefighter.I then worked at technical support for computers and Internet at Sumner Communications from June 2006 to April 2008. I currently work at the city of Wellington as an IT Administrator. I started that job in April 2008.2. What is the main reason why you are running for Wellington School Board?Newberry: There are actually two reasons that I am running for Wellington School Board. I help both of them get ready to head out the door for school each morning. I have a daughter in third grade and a son gearing up for kindergarten next year. I think it is important for parents to take a proactive roll to make sure our kids are getting everything they need.3. Wellington State Assessment scores have been a huge concern for USD 353. Why do you think the scores have been so low and how should we change the situation?Newberry: There is no magic wand for this issue. That being said I think it is important to work with kids, teachers, parents, and administrators to get our test scores to the level we all know they could be at. No one group is to blame for the current situation. It takes everyone working together for the sake of our kids to make this happen. We all know the capability is there.4. Staying on the testing question. Do you feel that USD 353 is falling into a trap of ‘teaching toward the test?’ Is there a happy medium?Newberry: Yes it is a slippery slope. I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone that feels the long term results of just “teaching the test” is what we want to do. Unfortunately there are those “standards” that have to be met, but that should be seen as the starting and point not the goal. Our ultimate goal should not be getting them ready for the next test. It should be preparing them for what comes next in life, whether that is higher education, joining the workforce, or other endeavors.5. What is your opinion of Sam Brownback’s proposal to eventually eliminate state income tax and how it will affect the school district? Newberry: We all know times are tough. More than likely funding cuts are coming, if not from the proposed income tax changes it will be from another angle. The problem starts at the Federal level but will undoubtedly end up affecting all of us.Unfortunately I think it has to happen. We cannot keep spending money we don’t have. That is why it is imperative that we make sure that the funds available are used in the best possible way to make sure our kids are given the chance they deserve.6. There is some concern about eliminating the retirement plan and longevity pay. What is your position on the issue?Newberry: I am looking forward to gathering more information on this issue before making a snap judgment. Obviously my gut tells me the kids come first.7. Technology in Wellington seems to be deficient. What does the school board need to do to bring the school district up to today’s standards?Newberry: Ah, the good old technology question. Technology is all too often misunderstood. Everyone sees the razzle-dazzle stuff and just expects it to happen. That would be great, but often times the infrastructure and support staff to implement such technology is overwhelming, especially when funding is tight. Technology is a wonderful thing that can be used as a powerful tool to assist educators, but I feel that it is still not a substitute for traditional teaching methods and at times can become more of a hurdle then a step stool. That may seem like an odd comment from an IT Administrator, but those fundamentals are still important. I hope that with my background, I can assist those in the technology department to push our technology further in the district.8. Wellington High School has been built for about 10 years now. However, it seems to have some construction issues concerning the roof, the promotional board in front, high utilities, etc. What do you think the best solution is for the school district? What are some other facilities needs the school district will need to address in the near future?Newberry: That is to be expected. Maintenance is by far the best way to stretch that dollar. The district cannot afford to delay repairs that are needed. Not only will the cost of the repair increase so will the scope of the work the longer it is put off.I emphasize though there is a big difference at times between what is needed and what is wanted. Also, some of the numbers that I have been hearing regarding the promotional board are concerning. I’m anxious to get more details on this issue.9. What do you think will be the most important issue for the Wellington school district in the next four years?Newberry: I’m sure that the fiscal situation will be looming for quite some time.10. Ultimately, it comes down to educating our children. Do you think the school district is adequately preparing its students for college and the working world? Elaborate. Newberry: Yes….but. The responsibility of adequately preparing our kids for what comes ahead goes far beyond the school district. Sure the school district is an easy dart board, but there is a lot more at work in this community to assist our kids in facing the world. We all know people that have gone through our local school system that have really done well and I’m not just talking monetarily. Unfortunately, we also know those who have struggled. It is our responsibility to at least lay the foundation for our children’s future and give them the skills and knowledge to both compete and even excel in the world that faces them. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 385 weeks ago In my opinion, he has a good grasp of the technology issue. A lot of learning can be accomplished without the latest and greatest technology. As we all know, technology will be outdated before the boxes are hauled away! Report Reply 1 reply · active 385 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 385 weeks ago I look forward to the day when people quit saying “the computer is outdated before you take it out of the box.” It’s such a dumb cliche. A computer is only outdated when you quit using it. I have computers 5 years old still in production. They may not be up to snuff but they are most certainly not “outdated.” Sorry “Local” nothing personal. Just got on a pet peeve rant. My Cats lost today so I’m not a happy camper. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. 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Wellington girls split with Circle; plus JV tennis, WMS and JV golf results…

first_imgRusk 0/3 1R 1BB 1SAC 1SBAdams 0/3 1R 1BBBuck 2/4 1R 1RBI 1HRE Goodrum 1/4B DeJarnett 0/4 1RBIA Goodrum 0/4Dry 1/3Oathout 1/4 1DBLLewellen 1/3 1BB Game 2: Wellington 12 Circle 8 WP Dry 7I 10H 8R 8ER 3BB 2KLP Rushing by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls softball team split with Circle at Worden Park Tuesday. Also results of WMS and JV golf, JV tennis are below …•••••Erin Goodrum at second base in game one against Circle.Girls softballThe Wellington girls softball team split with Circle to improve its record to 6-8 in the season and pick up its first Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV win.The Crusaders would lose a nine-inning marathon with Circle in game one 6-3. But the Lady Dukes would avenge the loss in the nightcap with a 12-8 victory.In game one, Circle would break a 3-all tie in the top of the ninth when Caylie Kifer hit a three-run homer with two outs to lift the Thunderbirds to victory. Circle opened the game with a run off an RBI double.But Wellington would score a run in the bottom of the first and then get a 2RBI home run from Ryleigh Buck to make it 3-1 Dukes after three innings. Circle then scored a run in the fourth and tied it in the fifth off Kifer’s first home run.Madi Adams makes a big catch in left field to end the seventh inning in game one. CHS. 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3.    6 8 1WHS.1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.    3 6 2 CHS. 3 0 1 0 0 4 0.    8 10 2WHS 0 9 0 1 1 1 x.    12 13 0 HR WHS A Goodrum, Dry The two teams would go scoreless for three innings before Kifer’s homer in the ninth.In the second game, Wellington would spot Circle three runs in the top of the first, but would explode in the bottom half of the second inning with nine runs.Abby Goodrum and Jade Dry would both get home runs in that inning.Bailey DeJarnett started things off with a single and Goodrum singled. Dry then whacked a three-run homer to tie the game up.After two outs, Avery Rusk walked, Madi Adams singled, Rylee Buck doubled, Erin Goodrum singled, DeJarnett doubled, and Goodrum homered to cap a very productive inning.Leading 9-3, Wellington would add a run in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning to lead 12-4. Circle made it interesting with four runs in the top of the sixth.Lewellen was the losing pitcher in game one with eight strikeouts, while allowing eight hits and walking two. Dry was the winning pitcher in game two, allowing 10 hits and three walks, while striking out two.Wellington hosts Winfield Thursday.Photo gallery of the games can be found here. HR WHS Buck, CHS Kifer (2) Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Rusk 1/3 1R 1RBI 1BBAdams 1/4 1R 1RBIBuck 2/2 3R 2BB 2DBL 4SBE Goodrum 2/4 1R 3RBIB DeJarnett 3/3 2R 1BB 1DBL 1SBA Goodrum 2/4 2R 3RBI 1DBL 1HRDry 1/4 1R 3RBI 1HROathout 0/4 1ROEZimmerman 1/3 1R•••••Wellington JV baseball Wellington’s boys baseball team would beat Circle in a couple of one run ballgames. They would beat Circle 4-3 and 12-11. Therin Frame was the winning pitcher in game one and Adam Hilt won game two. The JV team is 12-4 for the season.•••••Wellington Middle School golfThe WMS golf team placed third at the Augusta Country Club tournament Thursday.Wellington had 173 points. Ark City won the event with 160 and Augusta had 167. Winfield was fourth with 187.Scoring for Wellington were: Tyler Jimenez 55, Ethan Rowley 55, Luke McComb 63, Tanner Dillon 67, Cody Metz 67 and Mason Lough 86.•••••Wellington JV golfWellington finished fourth out of 12 teams. Skyler Crittenden scored a 92 and finished fourth. Other scorers were: Aaron Schoemann 103, Jack Heimer 105, Aareon Mason 111, Jalen Harris 112, Blake Bales 116.Follow us on Twitter. Game 1: Circle 6 Wellington 3 WP HerbertLP Lewellen 9I 8H 6R 5ER 2BB 8Klast_img read more

Thursday August 6th Local Sports

first_imgTODAY:AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh — pre-game 12:00 noon, first pitch 12:35 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minnesota’s Randy Dobnak dominated in his homecoming, allowing three hits in six innings as the streaking Twins topped the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 last night as you heard on KGLO. Dobnak, who grew up a half-hour south of PNC Park in the Pittsburgh suburb of South Park, didn’t walk a batter and struck out just one. The 25-year-old relied on a heavy fastball the Pirates pounded into the ground. Pittsburgh managed just four balls out of the infield against Dobnak, who dropped his ERA to 0.60. Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Twins. Max Kepler gave Minnesota some breathing room in the ninth with a three-run home run off Pirates’ reliever Dovydas Neverauskas. The Twins and Pirates wrap up the series this afternoon with a 12:35 start. The pre-game starts at noon on KGLO. IOWA CITY — Iowa will open the football season September 5th at home against Maryland. The Big Ten released a ten game, conference only schedule that gives each team two bye weeks and the possibility of moving the conference championship game two weeks to December 19th. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren was interviewed on BTN.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 1Warren says starting the season Labor Day weekend will provide the conference the flexibility it needs.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 2Warren says football teams will be allowed to begin fall camp on Friday.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 3Warren says all players and staff will be tested weekly beginning the week of the season opener.KGLO News · 8 – 6-kwbig – 4Additional home games for Iowa include Nebraska (Sept. 26), Northwestern (Oct. 3), Michigan State (Oct. 31) and Wisconsin (Nov. 14). Iowa travels to face Purdue on Sept. 12, and plays at Minnesota the following week on Saturday, Sept. 19. Remaining road games include at Illinois (Oct. 10), Penn State (Oct. 24) and Ohio State (Nov. 21). Iowa has open dates scheduled for Oct. 17 and Nov. 7. Iowa’s opening game marks the first time since 1980 the Hawkeyes will open the season against a Big Ten opponent. The Hawkeyes opened that season with a 16-7 win over Indiana in Kinnick Stadiumcenter_img BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored a career-high 25 points, Lexie Brown had a season-high 15 points and career-best seven steals, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 93-66. Amanda Zahui B. led New York (0-5) with 13 points. The Lynx (4-1) shot 51% percent from the field and hit 10 of 21 from 3-point range. They held the Liberty without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during a 20-1 third-quarter run that turned Minnesota’s two-point halftime deficit into a 24-point lead when Carleton made a basket with 1:33 left in the period.last_img read more

We have sent a message, says McCleary

first_imgATLANTA, Georgia: Reggae Boy Garath McCleary says big teams in world football should take note of Jamaica’s historic win over the United States at the Georgia Dome. The Jamaicans beat the United States of America (USA) for the first time, winning 2-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup football semi-final on Wednesday to qualify for the final for the first time. Strikers Darren Mattocks (31st) and Giles Barnes (36th) scored goals five minutes apart for Jamaica, while Michael Bradley scored for the United States at the 48th minute. “This team can go as far as we want, and I hope world football has really taken notice today. The US has beaten some really big teams in the past and no one expected it,” McCleary said of Jamaica’s win over the 34th-ranked Americans, who have won the Gold Cup on five of the 12 tournaments. “We’re in the final and anything is possible. If we dream it and we believe it, anything can happen,” he added. The Reggae Boyz, ranked 76 by FIFA, are now the first Caribbean country to qualify for the Gold Cup final. They had been to the semis twice: in 1993 when they placed joint third; and 1998 when Jamaica also created history by reaching the World Cup Finals for the first time. “Over the moon!” was McCleary’s first reaction to Wednesday’s win. “They had not lost for 26 games, we’d been underdogs from the very beginning when we first kicked the ball. Even people right at the top didn’t believe we’d get this far, but we’re here. – A.B.last_img read more

‘We’ve seen this before in cricket’ – Windies U19s happy as controversial run-out seals win against Zimbabwe

first_imgCHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (CMC): West Indies stormed into the quarter-final of the Under-19 World Cup with a dramatic two-run win over Zimbabwe amid controversy over a disputed run-out at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong here yesterday. The Caribbean’s side victory stunned a crestfallen Zimbabwe and is being overshadowed by what is known as the “Mankad” controversy. Windies pacer Keemo Paul broke the stumps and appealed for a run-out against non-striker, Richard Ngarava, at the start of the final over of the innings. Ngarava, whose bat appeared to be on the line as the bails came off, was given out after the umpires referred the situation to video review. “Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties,” declared the West Indies captain, Shimron Hetmyer. “We’ve seen this in cricket before. It’s probably not in the spirit of the game, but we’re happy to have won.” A blazing half century from Shamar Springer and a destructive four-wicket haul from Alzarri Joseph highlighted the West Indies victory, which at one stage seemed beyond their reach. Springer top scored with 61 from 69 balls, smashing seven fours and two sixes as Zimbabwe, who chose to field, restricted West Indies to 226 for nine from 50 overs. Springer and Tevin Imlach, who scored 31, compiled 45 runs for the fourth wicket to help rebuild the innings, which slipped to 97 for the loss of three wickets. Imlach struck three fours in a patient and stubborn knock in which he also shared an opening stand of 42 with Gidron Pope, who gathered 30. A fiery spell from pacer Alzarri Joseph, four for 30, rocked the Zimbabwe top-order, reducing them to 97 for the loss of three wickets. However, opener Shaun Snyder with a top score of 52 and middle order batsmen Adam Keefe chimed in with 43 as Zimbabwe appeared to be coasting to their target nicely placed at 209 for six with five overs remaining. But when Springer returned to break a 62-run stand between Keefe and Wesley Madhevere in the 45th over the tide turned in favour of the West Indies. Springer, who picked up two for 16 and was named Man-of-the-Match, trapped Keefe lbw and then bowled Madhevere for 21, while Rugare Magarira was run out for a duck to leave the last pair needing 10 more for victory. The young Zimbabwe cricketers inched within three runs of victory, only to have their plans spoiled when Paul removed the bails. “We got so close, no comment about it. I don’t have anything to say right now,” said the Zimbabwe captain, Brandon Mavuta. “No comment.” Although the dismissal was within the rules of the game, departures of this kind tend to revive debate about sportsmanship. Mankadding was named after the Indian player Vinoo Mankad, who removed the bails to claim a run-out against a non-striker in Australia in 1947. Two years ago, Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake ran out Jos Buttler of England in similar fashion during a one-day international at Edgbaston. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES U19s G Pope lbw b Magarira             30 T Imlach†          c †Murray b Madhevere            31 K Carty c †Murray b Madhevere            8 S Hetmyer*       run out (Matigimu)                    17 S Springer        st †Murray b Ives                      61 J Goolie            run out (Mashinge/Magarira)                  12 K Paul  c & b Mavuta               14 M Frew lbw b Magarira             7 R John  not out  16 A Joseph          c & b Magarira             0 O Smith            not out  16 Extras   (lb 1, w 10, nb 3)           14 Total    (9 wickets; 50 overs)      226 Fall of wickets 1-42, 2-55 , 3-85, 4-130, 5-164 , 6-171 , 7-188 , 8-191, 9-191. Bowling: Ngarava 5-0-41-0 (3nb, 2w), Mashinge 5-0-26-0 (2w), Magarira 10-1-28-3 (1w), Madhevere 10-0-48-2, Matigimu 6-0-33-0, Mavuta 10-0-34-1 (4w), Ives 4-0-15-1. ZIMBABWE U19s Zimbabwe Under-19s innings (target: 227 runs from 50 overs) S Snyder          lbw b Pope                  52 B Sly    b Joseph                     5 R Murray†         b Joseph                     4 J Ives   c Goolie b Frew            37 W Mashinge      c †Imlach b Joseph                  23 A Keefe            lbw b Springer              43 B Mavuta*         c †Imlach b Joseph                  1 W Madhevere    b Springer                    21 K Matigimu       not out  10 R Magarira        run out (Hetmyer)                      0          – R Ngarava         not out  1 Extras   (b 4, lb 8, w 14, nb 1)     27 Total     (all out; 49 overs)          224 Fall of wickets 1-36, 2-46, 3-97, 4-143, 5-145, 6-147, 7-209 , 8-217, 9-217, 10-224. Bowling: Joseph 10-1-30-4 (1nb, 2w), John 3-0-22-0 (1w), Smith 3-0-24-0 (2w), Goolie 10-2-30-0(1w), Pope 8-0-38-1, Frew 5-0-20-1(1w), Paul 6-1-32-0(2w), Springer 4-0-16-2(1w). Result: West Indies U19s won by two runs. Points: West Indies Under 19s (two), Zimbabwe Under 19s (0) Man-of-the-Match: Alzarri Joseph Toss:Zimbabwe Under 19s Umpires: A Raza, P Jones.last_img read more

San Beda beats Perpetual, goes to NCAA volleyball Finals for first time

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda advanced to the championship round for the first time after denying University of Perpetual Help,  25-21, 25-15, 25-23, in the Final Four of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament on Friday.The Lady Red Spikers, though, nearly fought a longer battle after trailing 19-16 in the third set but managed to take control anew with a 23-21 lead off an error from the Lady Altas.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs Isabela students make facemasks, bake pastries for Taal eruption refugees SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Perpetual Help still tied the game at 23 after  miscue from Ella Viray, before Sattriani Espiritu put San Beda at the match point with a booming quick kill and Jowie Albert Verzosa gave the winning-point as she sent the ball straight to the net.“This is a great feeling because all the hard work the team put into the tournament finally paid off,” said San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino in Filipino. “I told the players to slug it out in the third set and I was confident that they can do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Irving, Brown lead Celtics to OT win over Wizards Luka Doncic uncorks eight 3s to help Mavs fend off Blazers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Kendrick Nunn continues to shine as Heat torch Thunder View comments Grizzlies push streak to 7 wins after beating Cavs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ SPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I know my players’ attitude and they will give it their all no matter who the opponent is.”Nieza Viray poured in 16 points to lead all scorers for San Beda while skipper Cesca Raqraquin and Ella combined for 16 points. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Cindy Imbo and Clemente had nine points apiece to lead the Lady Altas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Egypt keeper, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img FILE – In this file photo dated Monday, June 25, 2018, Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary deflects a penalty during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. In a social media announcement, the 45-year old Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary said he is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)CAIRO — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match.El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt’s backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team’s final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on June 25.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as the best moment to hang up my gloves,” the 45-year-old El Hadary wrote on Facebook. “This is a moment I didn’t want to come … I am very proud to have played with the national team in 159 internationals, participating in unprecedented achievements.”El Hadary made his debut for the national team in 1996. He won four African Cup of Nations titles with Egypt, including three straight with him as goalkeeper in 2006, 2008 and 2010.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Teammate Mohamed Salah hailed the veteran goalkeeper on Twitter.“A new legend from a great golden generation is leaving us,” the Liverpool forward wrote Tuesday. In Russia, El Hadary overtook Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 when he came on as a late substitute in Colombia’s 4-1 victory over Japan four years ago at the World Cup in Brazil.El Hadary, who will continue to play for Egyptian club Ismaili, first rose to prominence with Cairo club Al-Ahly, but he fell out with management and left in 2008 for Switzerland. Since then, El Hadary he has become something of a soccer nomad, playing for several clubs in Egypt, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippines holds off China to stay perfect in Fiba U18 Asian Championshiplast_img read more

PPP scolds Ramjattan over decision to release 90+ prisoners

first_imgThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has lambasted Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan over his decision to release more than 90 prisoners, questioning whether this is a right decision to make in a society where crime isPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattanwreaking havoc and citizens live in fear of criminals.“Did this minister consider the ramifications of releasing 90 prisoners into a depressing economic environment where unemployment and hopelessness are on the increase?” the PPP questioned in a statement last night.“Worse yet, it is now public knowledge that Minister Ramjattan lied to the nation when he informed us that the prisoners whom he released were convicted of non-violent crimes and were scheduled to be released during this month and the first week in the month of August,” the PPP contended.That party has noted that information which is now in the public domain has debunked Minister Ramjattan’s assertion made in regard to those who have been released.The PPP has said it is now public knowledge that, apart from persons convicted of serious sexual offences and other violent crimes being released by this minister, repeat offenders with as much as 2 years left on their sentences have also been released.The Party contends that this “deliberate and gross deception alone” should be the basis for Minister Ramjattan’s resignation or dismissal, let alone the other abovementioned aggravating factors.“We await a response from the President,” the party has added.“As the dust from the debris of the Camp Street Prison inferno begins to settle, serious constitutional and legal issues are arising, which have grave public safety implications that will affect the lives and livelihoods of the citizens of our country.“We feel compelled to raise these issues, not only with the hope of eliciting answers and actions, but more importantly to give them public exposure, lest they are swept under the carpet of political propaganda,” the PPP stated.“Our Constitution is constructed upon the doctrine of Separation of Powers, which dictates that the grant of bail is an exclusively judicial act, which must begin and end within the four corners of the judiciary. Yet we have witnessed Minister Khemraj Ramjattan being reported in the press as saying that he instructed magistrates to grant bail to nearly two dozen prisoners.“This blatant violation of our Constitution strikes at the heart of our democracy. It lays the foundation for the highly dangerous precedent of the Executive instructing the Judiciary on any given matter in the interest of political expediency.”The PPP has said that if this travesty is not denounced in the strongest possible terms, it means that Guyana is rapidly travelling along the road to perdition.“Again, it exposes the authoritarianism of this administration, its natural instinct to subvert the rule of law, and (its) obsession with perverting the independence of our Judiciary”, the PPP has said.It is in the “face of tragedies that we need our laws, our Constitution and our important national institutions to hold firmest; not be manipulated, compromised and violated at the altar of political expedience and manifest governmental incompetence”, The PPP contends.According to the party, the discretion to grant bail is governed by established legal principles, such as whether the offence is bailable; the prevalence of the offence; the antecedents of the offender; whether the offender is a flight risk; and whether the offender, if granted bail, would commit any acts which would prejudice a fair trial, such as interfering with, or intimidating, witnesses.“It must be presumed that these factors were taken into account when bail was refused in the first place,” the PPP posited.“Were these the factors which influenced the grant of bail to these remanded prisoners? If so, these magistrates must be called upon to say what were the changed circumstances which allowed the grant of bail in accordance with very legal principles. If another reason was used as the basis for the grant of bail, then it is purely illegal.“The horrific reality is that anytime a person is refused bail and remanded to prison, there may now be a temptation to use fire as a basis to secure bail. Indeed, it is apparent that fire is already seen by prisoners as an effective vehicle to address their grievances. In fact, this strategy has yielded them great success over the last 2 years.Merely a few days after the Camp Street fires, fire erupted at Lusignan, as a protestation against garbage and flooding in the facilities where the prisoners were held. Again, it was rewarded with immediate success, as a clean-up campaign (was) started. The Leader of the Opposition has already warned against the dangers of this “moral-hazard” approach”, the PPP said.last_img read more