Alex Morgan scored the winning goal as the USA overcame the absence of Megan Rapinoe to beat England 2-1 in their women’s World Cup semi-finalLyon, France | AFP | She was determined to give the credit to other members of her team, but Alex Morgan stepped up on the big occasion with the winning goal against England to take the United States through to the final of another women’s World Cup on Tuesday.The holders were without Megan Rapinoe for the semi-final in Lyon, the scorer of all her team’s goals in the wins over Spain and France in the previous two rounds missing out with a hamstring injury.That meant Christen Press came in and duly scored the opener, and it meant Morgan wore the captain’s armband on her 30th birthday as she headed home Lindsey Horan’s cross in the 31st minute for the deciding goal in a 2-1 victory watched by more than 53,000.It was Morgan’s sixth goal of the World Cup, putting her level with Ellen White — who had earlier scored England’s equaliser — at the top of the scorers’ chart.However, it was a much-needed goal for the striker, who had not found the net since scoring five in the record-breaking 13-0 humiliation of Thailand with which the USA opened their defence of the trophy.“I wouldn’t say it was important but for me obviously it felt good to get on the scoresheet and to get the game-winning goal. We had the goals early and we had to hold on,” said Morgan, who is back in Lyon having had a spell with Europe’s leading club side in 2017.Morgan celebrated her goal by miming sipping a cup of tea, which some saw as an attempt at a wind-up towards the English.“‘Pino’ has so many celebrations and nobody asks her about them. I have only one and everyone wants to know,” Morgan said, referring to her fellow co-captain Rapinoe.“Obviously we have fun with celebrations and we had to keep it interesting.”– ‘Saved our asses’ – That goal was not the end of it, however, as the USA were grateful to the VAR for disallowing another White goal midway through the second half and to goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher for saving Steph Houghton’s 84th-minute penalty, awarded after another VAR review.“She saved our asses in that moment and we knew after that moment that the momentum was shifting and that we had to put in a huge amount of defensive work to close out the game,” said Morgan of Naeher.Press also earned praise for having a “tremendous game”, and Morgan can now look forward to appearing in a third straight World Cup final.“Yeah, it’s pretty incredible. Each tournament for me has given me something different and I’ve looked at it through a different lens,” she said.Morgan was 22 when she came off the bench to score in the 2011 final against Japan in Frankfurt, which her team ended up losing on penalties.In 2015 she was in the starting line-up for the 5-2 win over the Japanese in which skipper Carli Lloyd netted a hat-trick.“Obviously I have a greater role being a captain on this team and leading this team in a different way so for me it’s just so great,” she added.“I just saw all my teammates being so emotional after the game. We have put so much into this journey together and now we have one more game to close it out.”Share on: WhatsApp
United players surrounded Pawson after Roberto Firmino marked the second goal of the match, so much that it would be invalidated then by the VAR. The players claimed that Virgil Van Dijk in a jump had committed foul on David de Gea, reason why the VAR He canceled the goal.United players pounced on the referee, among them De Gea himself, who was also admonished.United has until Thursday to answer this accusation. The English football federation (FA, for their acronym in English) He has accused Manchester United for unbelieving the referee Craig pawson during the 2-0 loss to Liverpool.
New York mounted a frantic rally and pulled within three, 107-104, on Noah Vonleh’s layup with 35 seconds left.But Wall hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left before Courtney Lee ended the scoring with a 3-pointer with less than a second remaining.“That’s us. That’s our team,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “As long as there’s time on the clock our guys will fight to try to win the game.”Emmanuel Mudiay had 16 points for the Knicks, and Vonleh had 11.TIP-INSWizards: Washington hasn’t lost to the Knicks in New York since April 9, 2013. Overall, the Wizards have won the last 10 meetings between the teams.Knicks: Trey Burke did not play because of a sprained right knee. … Lee, who suffered a neck injury in September, appeared in his first game this season. He played 16 minutes and scored seven points. … Frank Ntilikina did not see action for a second straight game (coach’s decision) after playing in each of the Knicks’ first 23 games.NEXT MAN UPNo Knick has started all 25 games this season, but Kanter, Allonzo Trier and Vonleh have played in each. The Wizards’ starting backcourt of Beal and Wall has been intact for every game, and they are the only Washington players to see action in all 24 games.NO FREEBIES NECESSARY The Wizards took control in the third quarter, when they outscored the Knicks 34-19 without the benefit of a single free throw. They shot 60 percent (15 for 25) from the field, including 44.4 percent (4 of 9) from 3-point range, over those 12 minutes.UP NEXTWizards: Washington visits Atlanta on Wednesday.Knicks: New York visits Boston on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Washington trailed by as many as 11 points late in the second quarter, but Beal’s layup with 6.6 seconds remaining got the Wizards within 61-52 at halftime.Washington then opened the third quarter with a 28-8 run and went ahead 80-69 on Wall’s dunk with 3:33 left in the period.“We didn’t come out ready,” Kanter said. “They had more energy and we just couldn’t respond.”The Knicks closed the gap to 86-80 at the end of the quarter and pulled within 88-84 early in the fourth.However, the Wizards scored the next seven points and went on to lead by a game-high 16, 105-89, on Wall’s jumper with 4:24 to play.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal (3) shoots over New York Knicks’ Enes Kanter, of Turkey, (00) and New York Knicks’ Emmanuel Mudiay, of Congo, (1) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK — Bradley Beal felt at home at Madison Square Garden, and for good reason given the Wizards’ recent history there.Beal finished with 27 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 off the bench as Washington beat the Knicks in New York for the ninth straight time, 110-107 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves use big second half to thump Rockets “I feel like every time I step into this building, I need to have a great game,” Beal said. “That is how I approach it. It is a true basketball building. There is legacy and history here. It’s a big stage with lots of lights.”John Wall had 18 points and 15 assists for the Wizards, who won on the road for just the third time this season. Markieff Morris also had 18 points and Otto Porter Jr. added 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I don’t know what else to say other than we won nine (straight) games,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “We just gotta keep playing every game like we did tonight in that third and fourth quarter, and hopefully there’s a tenth one.”Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 20 points. Damyean Dotson scored 17 and Enes Kanter had 13 points and 16 rebounds for New York, which has lost three of four. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments
As part of its mandate as Chair of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Guyana will be hosting a two-day workshop, which will address pressing issues in the Region, including violent extremism and the financing of terrorism.The seminar will be held on May 3 and 4 at the Pegasus Hotel and is a collaborative effort of the Guyana Government, the Commonwealth Secretariat, CFATF and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The financing of the event will be covered by these bodies.At a press conference on Thursday, Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General Basil Williams disclosed that over 60 participants are expected to attend the workshop. These will mostly be Judges and State Prosecutors from the 25 member countries of CFATF.While each country will have two participants – one judge and one prosecutor, Guyana has entered High Court Judges, Justice Navindra Singh and Justice Jo Ann Barlow, as well as Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack, to attend the workshop.The workshop will be facilitated by the experts from the Commonwealth Secretariat and CFATF.Meanwhile, at the opening ceremony, addresses will be delivered by President David Granger and the Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland. During the period, Guyana will also be hosting receptions to welcome the participants including one at the President’s residence, State House.According to the Legal Affairs Minister, among the topics up for discussion during the two days are countering violent extremism and the financing of terrorists and terrorism activities as well as CFATF’s mutual evaluation reports, investigative orders, prosecution and management of money laundering cases and international cooperation.“The outcomes intended include having a better appreciation on the part of both bench and prosecution of the nature of money laundering offences, terrorist financing and what has been added to this is countering violent extremism,” Minister Williams stated.
Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine (left) inks the agreement with President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nicholas BoyerMayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine and the President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Nicholas Boyer, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two agencies working to improve the state of the capital city.The areas under which the two agencies will collaborate include general rates, public security within the city, building codes for construction procedures, infrastructure development, environmental issues such as garbage collection, public education and awareness and training and capacity-building.Although the two had an argument through the media with regard to businesses owing taxes to the Council in April, the Mayor was keen to note that the agreement did not stem from that issue.In fact, Mayor Narine told the media that the MoU between the M&CC and GCCI had been in the making since past President Deodat Indaar.“Today in City Hall in this Chamber [we are] creating history and this is the way I think Georgetown is going to move forward. Not to benefit us here but to benefit the residents and the businesses in the city…I look forward to not only signing this piece of paper here this morning but more engagement, more meetings with the President and myself at administration level so that we can develop this city the way we want it to be,” His Worship the Mayor stated.Meanwhile, Boyer, while responding to a question posted by Guyana Times said the Chamber will ensure that businesses comply in these areas as plans are afoot to have various persons appointed to the different areas to ensure compliance.“Under each thematic area, we are probably going to have different representatives who are certain ideas…for my side, I’m gonna say okay I’m assigning one person to this particular part of the MoU. That person’s responsibility now is to understand problems both from our side problems from the Mayor and City Council’s side. So let’s say that they say there’s a problem where businesses are just dumping the garbage then it is first our responsibility to educate and then follow up to see if education is reducing the problem. If education and maybe outreaches is not reducing the problem then you have to take legal steps,” he assured.Last month it was revealed that some 144 city businesses owe billions of dollars in taxes to the Council.The Mayor was asked to name those businesses but said he required permission from the other councillors.On Friday he said that he will not be involved with name and shame if those businesses comply and was, in fact, happy to report that a number of businesses have come forward to pay their dues while others are in the process of setting up payment plans.
Tickets for the event are $30.00 each and are available by calling Murray or Linda Giesbrecht at 250-329-5039. TAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Curling Club is gearing up to host a Halloween Dance and Midnight Supper.According to event co-organizer, Murray Giesbrecht, many tickets are still available for purchase for those interested in attending.Giesbrecht says the event is a dance and costume contest and will feature live music by the Sweetwater Band.- Advertisement -Prizes will be given out for the Costume Contest to the best-dressed group, couple, and individual.Then at midnight, Giesbrecht says supper will be served to attendees of the dance.The Halloween Dance and Midnight Supper takes place on October 26 at the Taylor Curling Club.Advertisement
BCB/Fitness 53 Under-17 Tournament…Rose Hall Town (RHT) and Albion Community Centre have, over the last fifteen years, dominated Berbice Cricket, in the process establishing a rivalry that has left cricket fans enthralled with the action.The winning RHT Bakewell Team posing with Anil Beharry and BCB Secretary Robby Saywack after securing the titleTwo weeks ago, Albion edged their rivals by six runs to win the Mike’s Pharmacy Under-15 Title, but Rose Hall Town Bakewell, on Saturday last, turned the tables on their rivals to beat them by seven runs in the Fitness 53 Under-17 final.This final was historic, being the first one ever played at the Hampshire Cricket Ground, and a fair-sized crowd was attracted to witness the proceedings.Albion won the toss and elected to field after the umpires were forced to reduce the match to 45-Overs per side due to preparation moisture on the pitch.RHT lost opener Vikash Subramanie for four in the first over, bowled by Sarwan Chaitnarine; but a second wicket partnership of 40 between Jonathan De Viera and Angelino Ramdial stabilised the innings before De Viera ran himself out for 17 with the score on 44 – 2 in the 8th over.The wicket proved difficult for fast scoring, but the batsmen rotated the strike, until the crucial run out of National Junior Cricketer Jonathan Rampersaud resulted in the lower half of the innings falling apart. Mahendra Gopilall, the Guyana Under-15 player, scored 17, while Rampersaud (15), Chanderpaul Govindan (11), Angelino Ramdial (14), and Aaron Beharry (10) all got start but could not carry on.Leon Cecil finished with 2-25, while T. Sandanand supported with 2-38; and Chaitnarine, Gourav Ramesh, Inzam Shazam and P. Ganesh took a wicket each.Needing to score 127 from 47 overs to win the title, Albion lost Chaitnarine (4) and Hemendra Gurdyal (7) to Tyrese Sealy, then 12-year-old mystery spinner Matthew Pattaya had Leon Cecil caught at short extra cover for 1, to leave Albion at 20 for 3 in the tenth over.National left-arm spinner Jeremy Sandia then dismissed the dangerous Surendra Ramcharitar for 17, as Albion collapsed to 34 for 4.However, a solid fifth-wicket partnership of 52 between an elegant R. Kassim and the aggressive Inzam Shazam brought Albion back into the game, before the impressive Aaron Beharry had Shazam caught as the score ticked over to 86-5.At that stage, the asking was for 51 more runs from 19 overs with five wickets in hand.Then the all-spin Rose Hall Town bowling attack, consisting of Sealey, Pattaya, Rampersaud, Jeremy Sandia, Lucas Arthur and Beharry, retightened their grip on the game.Kassim top-scored with 41, but was guilty of extremely slow scoring. He was the ninth batsman to fall, with the score on 114. Five runs later, Albion was dismissed for 119 off 44 overs, as Rampersaud trapped T. Sooknanand lbw for 2, to seal the deal. Sealey ended with 3-25, Rampersaud had 2-24, Jeremy Sandia bagged 2-26 and Beharry claimed 2-22 for the Champions.Sealey was named man-of-the-match for his performance, while RHT pocketed $70,000 for winning and Albion settled for the runner-up prize of $40,000.President of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), Hilbert Foster, praised the Ramnaresh Sarwan/Fitness 53 Under-17 Tournament as another remarkable success of his administration.
“It was a rather large fire so a couple of people had called – I actually got a call personally and 911 got a call as well,” Fire Chief Alan Stebbing said of the “pretty big flames.”Seven firefighters, including Stebbing were called to minimize the incident but not to fully extinguish it.“We were on scene for probably about an hour, kind of making sure the that the perimeter was knocked down so that it wouldn’t spread anywhere, but with a brush pile, unless we’re going to use copious amounts of water and heavy equipment, there was not a whole lot we can do about the really deep-seeded fire,” Stebbing goes on to explain. “So we knock down the perimeter, make sure it’s not going to spread, then we just monitor it throughout the evening.”- Advertisement -At the time of publication, Stebbing said he’d recently checked up on the incident today and found there’s “still a little bit of smouldering.”The call came at interesting time, as the Fire Department also had to respond to a vehicle collision which took precedence over the brush fire.“We had to rush off and go deal with that because human life was potentially threatened whereas this was just threatening a little bit of a timber stand.”Advertisement Stebbing adds, “We went to deal with that and then came back and dealt with this fire.”Stebbing says there are no reported injuries or structures lost as a result of the fire.“The flash pile ended up burning down but thankfully we got there and made sure it didn’t spread.”Stebbing concludes by reminding residents that even though there’s snow on the ground, one still need to take precautions when lighting fires.Advertisement “Please give us a call if you’re in the Taylor Fire Protection area to get a permit [for burning brush piles] – basically lets us know what’s going on.”If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Taylor Fire Department at 250 289 3392 or the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250 787 8100.
0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp. photo/TEAMTALKNAIROBI, Kenya, July 31 – Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool don’t need to replace Philippe Coutinho ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season.The Reds lost the Brazilian midfielder to Barcelona in January but it hardly stifled their season en route to a fourth placed finish and a spot in the Champions League final. With just a week to go until the new campaign, Liverpool have added Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri to the club.Klopp feels he has strengthened his side sufficiently and will not look for a like-for-like replacement for Coutinho – if such a thing exists.The manager said: “You cannot replace Phil Coutinho with exactly the same kind of player.“He’s Phil Coutinho. He has a specific style of play, tactically an outstanding player, can play as the winger, the ’10’, the ‘8’ – really great.“I don’t want to put one of my players in the position where people will now say constantly ‘he’s the Phil replacement’.“I think the biggest thing we did in the second half of last season was that we didn’t need to speak too much about Phil. That wasn’t clear in January. How could we have known that?”He added: “We don’t need to replace Phil. We need to make a squad for the next year. Out there on the market, there isn’t a Phil Coutinho light. It’s not there. But there are a lot of good players and we have brought a few of them in.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
By Colleen Barry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MILAN, Italy – Be it fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti, Italians will soon be paying up to 20percent more for their pasta. Consumer groups are calling for a one-day pasta strike today – not against eating it, but against buying it – to protest the increase. But producers say the strike targeting Italy’s national dish is wrongheaded because the price is linked to a global rise in the cost of grain. Pasta is an Italian staple, entwined with the national identity. It’s not uncommon for families to discuss which pasta best fits that day’s sauce – tubular penne, twisty rigatoni or flat linguine. The average Italian eats about 62 pounds of pasta a year, on a peninsula so far untouched by low-carb diet crazes. “There is no dish that costs less,” said Furio Bragagnolo, vice president of the Italian pasta manufacturers association. “Whoever decides to strike against pasta will spend more on whatever they buy instead. A plate of pasta probably costs less than an apple.” The increase in the price of pasta is being driven by rising wheat prices worldwide, economists and producers say. The demand for wheat is the result of several trends, chiefly an increasing demand for biofuels, which can be made from wheat, and improved diets in emerging countries where putting more meat on the table is raising the demand for feed for livestock, said Francesco Bertolini, an economist at Milan’s Bocconi University. As a result, wheat stocks worldwide are being depleted and grain prices are soaring. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that U.S. stockpiles are at the lowest level in 33years. Italy produces only about half of the high-protein durum wheat used to make high-quality pasta and bread; the rest is imported from overseas markets, including the United States, Canada and Ukraine. On the Bologna market, for example, the cost of a pound of durum flour has risen in the past two months from 16 cents to 28cents, Bragagnolo said. And durum flour constitutes 70percent of the cost of producing pasta. Similarly, the December wheat contract, the largest futures contract, closed just shy of $9 a bushel Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade, up from about $5 a bushel roughly four months ago. In the Italian supermarket, that will translate by the end of the year into an increase of 16-19 cents on a 1-pound package, which now typically runs from 83cents to $1.25, Bragagnolo said. Even at higher prices, Bragagnolo said the cost of a portion of pasta – about 4 ounces, excluding sauce, of course – will be only about 23 cents. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!