Tour of Britain cancelled due to virus

first_imgDutchman Mathieu Van Der Poel won the Tour of Britain last year, but the Alpecin-Fenix rider will have to wait until 2021 to defend the title.The event was set to start in Penzance on September 6 before finishing in Aberdeen a week later.“The decision has been taken in light of the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes continuing with the planning and organisation of the 2020 race impractical,” Tour organisers said in a statement on Thursday.“Across the UK there are significant doubts around the potential to stage large-scale public events and gatherings such as the Tour of Britain as early as September and while any form of social distancing remains in place and there isn’t a vaccine available, people’s health and safety must come first.”There was little appetite to stage the race without fans present, either from organisers or local authorities who bid for stages in expectation of boosting the local economy.“Holding the Tour of Britain behind closed doors or with extensive social distancing rules would not only be immensely impractical, but would rob our venues and spectators of these opportunities and go against everything that cycling, as a free-to-spectate and accessible event, stands for,” the statement said.last_img read more

Espanyol confirm interest in Jese Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Reyes

first_imgEspanyol CEO Ramon Robert has confirmed the club’s interest in signing Jese Rodriguez from Real Madrid.  However, he is hopeful that Espanyol will be able to take a leap forward next season as they look to build an ambitious project under their new Chinese owners.  Upd. at 20:07 He added: “We haven’t set an exact budget for transfers.  20/06/2016 Robert confirmed the club “would love to have him back” but was unable to offer guarantees.  “[Reyes] is on our list,” Robert added, before saying that there are also several other potential targets.  Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Cornella-El Prat, is also wanted back, although much will depend on Real Madrid’s plans for the midfielder.  Seveal other players names also came up, including Jose Antonio Reyes, whose contract at Sevilla is about to expire. center_img CEST Robert revealed there is interest, although he played down suggestions the deal is at an advanced stage.  “We’re looking at many opportunities, some require purchasing, while others are free. J.C Garcia, Sport EN SPORT revealed last week that the club are confident of landing the forward on loan after positive talks between the player and Quique Sanchez Flores.  “He is an option,” he admitted. “I don’t know if he’ll be an Espanyol player, but he’s not about to join yet. It would be a pleasure to have him.” “We know what squad we want for next season in order to make the jump. If there’s a good chance [of signing a target] then won’t let it escape.”last_img read more

Guns, ammo, drugs to boot

first_imgA PAKENHAM man was arrested in Clyde North last Thursday night after police allegedly found guns, ammunition and a baton…[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

Teen missing for a week

first_imgBy Aneeka Simonis A TEENAGE girl known to frequent the Pakenham area has been missing for almost a week. Isabella…[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

Islanders Win Second Consecutive Title with 4-1 Win over Lamar

first_imgPhoto Gallery  |  Tournament WebsiteCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defeated Lamar 4-1 to claim its second consecutive Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament Championship Sunday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center. The title was the sixth Southland championship for the Islanders. In the final three singles matches, Rauseo was battling in a three-setter with Hoogenboezem in No. 5 singles while Cook was forced to a third set in No. 6 singles with Rajamaki, so it came down to Westmoreland, the lone Islanders senior. Westmoreland sealed the first set 6-1, before clinching the match for the Islanders with a 6-3 win over Lindqvis in No. 4 singles. Last season, Westmoreland clinched the Southland championship match for the Islanders in the No. 3 singles and followed with the clinching win today in No. 4 singles. It marks Westmoreland’s third trip to the NCAAs in his four years.    Singles:1. Peter Nagy (AMCC) def. Michael Feucht (LU) 6-2, 6-32. Nikita Lis (LU) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia (AMCC) 6-4, 6-23. Javier Pujol (AMCC) def. Juuso Laitinen (LU) 6-4, 6-34. Matt Westmoreland (AMCC) def. Carl-Philip Lindqvis (LU) 6-1, 6-35. Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) vs. Jeandre Hoogenboezem (LU) 6-4, 4-6, 3-3, unfinished6. Paul Cook (AMCC) vs. Mikko Rajamaki (LU) 6-3, 3-6, unfinished Doubles:1. Peter Nagy/Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) def. Jeandre Hoogenboezem/Juuso Laitinen (LU) 8-22. Matt Westmoreland/Paul Cook (AMCC) def. Nikita Lis/Mikko Rajamaki (LU) 8-7 (7-3)3. Trey Crysel/Michael Feucht (LU) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia/Javier Pujol (AMCC) 8-4 A&M-Corpus Christi opened with a 2-0 lead over Lamar after clinching a tight doubles point and Javier Pujol secured his sixth consecutive singles match. The duo of Peter Nagy and Guillaume Rauseo powered past Jeandre Hoogenboezem and Juuso Laitinen, 8-2, in No. 1 doubles, before the sophomore pair of Ricardo Mayagoitia and Pujol fell 8-4 to Trey Crysel and Michael Feucht in No. 3 doubles. The deciding doubles point came down to No. 2 doubles between the senior-freshman duo of Matt Westmoreland and Paul Cook and Lis and Rajamaki. The Islanders pair built an early 3-1 lead before the Cardinal duo pushed ahead 7-5. The Islanders then rallied to win the next two games and force a seven-point tiebreaker. In the tiebreak, the Islanders rallied behind the loud Corpus Christi fans to win 7-3 and clinch the doubles point for the Islanders. The Islanders will find out their opponents and where they will be traveling during the NCAA selection show on Tuesday. The men’s selection will start at 4 p.m., CT. The Islanders (19-9) will make their fifth appearance in the NCAA tournament in the last seven years and their second consecutive trip. After winning the doubles point, the Islanders put together a 3-1 lead in singles before senior Matt Westmoreland for the second straight year clinched the championship match for the Islanders. The Islanders have now won six Southland Conference Tournament Championships. In singles play, Pujol padded the Islanders lead to 2-0 after topping Laitinen, 6-4, 6-3 in No. 3 singles. Lamar answered with a straight-set win in No. 2 singles to pull within one. Lis defeated Mayagoitia, 6-4, 6-2, before the Islanders secured the next two singles matches. Nagy clinched his 20th singles win of the season and his eight-straight singles victory after downing Feucht, 6-2, 6-3, in No. 1 singles. The two-time Southland Conference Player of the Year has registered a 20-3 singles mark this season in the No. 1 slot. Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,2,1,4)last_img read more

Haslington shop owner stabbed to death by brother-in-law

first_imgDead: Terrence AdamsA father of eleven was on Thursday evening stabbed several times during an argument with his brother-in-law over undone work at his sister’s home at Haslington, East Coast Demerara. Dead is Terrence “Sleepy” Adams, 53, of Haslington. He was reportedly stabbed three times during a row at his shop at about 20:00h.Reports are the now dead man visited his sister, who resides in the same area, and was not happy about the condition of the surroundings. He expressed his unhappiness about the conditions to the brother-in-law who became annoyed.Adams subsequently left his sister’s house and went back to his businessplace but the man turned up there and an argument ensued. It was then the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt the man several blows.In a bid to escape, the injured man scaled a trench but collapsed a short distance away. He was picked up andThe shop where the stabbing incident occurredtaken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.When Guyana Times visited the area Friday morning, his house was tightly secured but not far away at his mother’s house, a brother, Maxwell Adams explained that he was at home when he received a phone call from his brother in Cayenne enquiring about the stabbing incident.A clueless Maxwell informed the brother that he was not aware and immediately promised to make some enquiries. He then went to his now dead brother’s shop where she saw a group of people and blood on the road.He was told that his injured brother was taken to the hospital. The aggrieved brother went on to say that he rushed to the hospital where he saw his brother lying dead on a stretcher. From indications, the man would have sustained a stab wound to his right arm, one in the vicinity of his heart and the other to his abdomen. While he did not know the circumstances surrounding the stabbing incident, he told Guyana Times that the argument stemmed from a statement his now dead brother made during a visit to his sister’s house. Apparently, he noted, his brother-in-law got offended but he is sure that a mere statement could not have triggered his brother-in-law to act that violently. “There is got to be something else… a statement alone to offend someone to that extent… I don’t think so”, the man stated. Nevertheless the suspect he noted, was arrested at the scene and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment of a wound to his forehead. He was then taken into police custody.The brother described the now dead man as a simple individual who worked hard for what he had. He has never been in a police matter nor was he accused on wrong doings. The dead man leaves to mourn his mother, children and five siblings. Meanwhile, the police confirmed that the suspect is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

first_imgAngelie Sabanal gains lessons from early loss in Shanghai Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, left to right, smokes a cigar holding his playoffs MVP trophy as he celebrates with performing artist Drake and his mother Kim Robertson during the 2019 Toronto Raptors NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in team gear are jamming downtown Toronto for a parade for the NBA champions.Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march is to end in the afternoon. Fans, many skipping school and work, filled the streets and subways as early as 7 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View comments Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to attend briefly. Mayor John Tory declared Monday “We The North Day” in Toronto, after the NBA champions’ slogan.Some 1.5 million are expected to be at the parade. The Raptors are traveling in open-air double-decker buses with the NBA championship trophy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs LATEST STORIES Star guard Kyle Lowry, the team’s longest-serving member, said on Twitter: “Grandma I know you front row already!!”The last time the city held a sports celebration of this magnitude was after the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993. MOST READlast_img read more

Government putting “the cart in front of the horse” in managing Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,The renewal of local democracy was recently concluded on November 12, 2018 and there was a number of new additional Local Authority Area’s (LAA’s) for the Local Government Elections (LGE) – Caracas/Wyburgs being one of the several new LAA. Unfortunately, after the conclusion of the LGE, this new LAA remains in the dark on the way forward.The internal elections was held at the Lochaber Primary School impeding on students’ time because there was no other building to accommodate the councillors, likewise staff was sent from elsewhere to conduct this internal election.Guyanese are aware that good governance, accountability and transparency are vital for the development of all communities, but the Minister of Communities Mr Bulkhan imposed a system whereby no preparation is done to access and implement that system. This is a definite case of “putting the cart in front of the horse”.The New Amsterdam Town Council (NA M&TC) has been governed by the PNC/R for numerous years, the last two elections were no different, with majority seats garnered by the APNU and the PPP/C and the AFC only managed three and one respectively. The NA M&TC also concluded their internal elections where the Mayor and Deputy Mayor were elected.The Municipalities operate under the Municipal and District Council Act Chapter 28:01 in section 60 which states that Municipalities must maintain standing committees. The most important standing committee is the finance committee notwithstanding the fact that it ensures proper accountability and transparency which is crucial for the functioning of all Municipalities.In chapter 28:01 section 62, it also states, “A council may appoint Councillors to be the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of a standing committee” and continues in sections 63, ” A committee of a Council may include persons who are not Councillors but who became of their special skill or experience will, in the opinion of the council, be able to assist in the consideration of the work of the committee.The law also cautioned that “no person other than a Councillor shall be a member of either the finance committees mentioned in schedule 5 or of a committee prescribed by a constitution order.Based on the constitution the New Amsterdam Municipality was allowed to elect the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the finance committee but conveniently used the majority of APNU Councillors of the Council to exclude Councillors from the opposition parties, that is the PPP/C and the AFC. The exclusion of the opposition Councillors was a deliberate act to exclude transparency and accountability since this particular Council is managed by the APNU. It must be noted that even the APNU-managed City Council of Georgetown included two PPP/ Councillors on their finance committee.Why did the New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council exclude the PPP/C and AFC Councillors from their finance committee?It is evident that the New Amsterdam Town Council will continue to function without scrutiny, lack of accountability and transparency. We must demand that protection for taxpayer’s monies be paramount. The exclusion of Councillors from the opposition on the finance committee is to avoid scrutiny and continue to misuse public funds.Yours respectfully,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Pellegrini happy for City fans to boo UEFA anthem

first_imgFinancial Fair Play sanctions from UEFA have also turned City’s fans against European football’s governing body and Pellegrini will not mind if they continue to voice their discontent in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain.“It depends if you are superstitious or not,” Pellegrini told a press conference ahead of the game, which follows last week’s 2-2 first-leg draw.“If you are superstitious, we continue winning when they boo the hymn of the Champions (League). I don’t know if they will do it.“It’s important to have a good game tomorrow, to enjoy the game and try to avoid all those unnecessary things.”Despite the fact City are seeking to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history, tickets for the game were still available on Monday.City have struggled to sell out the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League, but Pellegrini is hopeful that gala occasions such as Tuesday’s showdown with the French champions will change that.“I think that tomorrow we will have a full capacity here,” he said.“The fans, maybe for different reasons, have not been 100 percent in this European competition, but as we continue further I think they will do it.“They know that tomorrow is a very important achievement for the club, so I don’t have any doubt that we are going to have 100 percent of their support.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League press conference at the Etihad Campus. Photo credit should read: Philip Oldham/Sportimage via PA ImagesUNITED KINGDOM, April 11 – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is happy for the club’s supporters to boo the Champions League anthem, he said on Monday, as long as it continues to bring them success.City’s supporters have jeered the music, which is played before every Champions League game, ever since a group of CSKA Moscow fans managed to attend a game against City in October 2014 despite the Russian club being ordered to play the match behind closed doors over racism offences.last_img read more


first_imgNoel Cunningham has become a household name across Donegal and Ireland. The flamboyant TV3 showbiz reporter and host at Kitty Kelly’s restaurant is impossible to dislike. Here he tells us what he loves about Donegal. What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? Sliabh League … this stunning marine cliff is simply spectacular for climbing and spiritual as well.. It is all the more special in that in bygone days our relatives trudged up that Mountain .. doing a pilgrimage .. a turas .. whilst fasting. All those recited prayers on the Pilgrims Path adds to the unique spirit of the wonderful MountainIf you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I would re-introduce the railway ! Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Sr Magdalene for her wonderful work with those who have or are in recovery from cancer … and I am full of admiration for all she has done .. especially the Solas Cancer Centre in Donegal Town … what a woman !Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel!What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Probably Anthony Molloy famously noting that Sam was for the Hills of Donegal!What was Donegal’s saddest moment? I think the multiple deaths as a result of the car crash a few years ago when one older Man and all those young people died in Inishowen …. utter devastation for so many and the residual anger guilt pain and suffering of all the Family and Friends left behind is almost too un-bearable to think of.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Magee of Donegal and their wonderful TweedWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? There are a number of them … However I will choose Clannad .. They helped make Irish music sexy and universal.They set the bar very high and brought the haunting melodies inspired by the wilds of Donegal to a world audience .. and good news thay are off again touring !Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?I believe Sir Gerry Robinson (he has close Donegal connections) deserves the nod !Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Gosh .. difficult one …I will look forward … I want to applaud Miss Easkey Britten in surfing and Chloe Magee for her Olympic participation .. both young women making a name for themselves.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Kitty Kellys …Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden EaglesYour nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?Me Me Me …What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?It’s a scitter of a day !Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?They have an amazing chance !What is your favourite Donegal food?Freshly caught Mackeral … pan fried and served with new potatoes and a mild mustard sauce ..Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?We don’t insist on letting the World know that we are only down the road now from Dublin!If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?Again .. the Railway … bring it back !MY DONEGAL……WITH TV3 SHOWBIZ REPORTER NOEL CUNNINGHAM was last modified: August 6th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:MY DONEGALNoel Cunninghamlast_img read more