All football matches in Morocco will be played without a public

first_imgThe Royal Moroccan Football Federation has announced that since this Thursday, All football matches “of all competitions and categories” will be played behind closed doors and without an audience, before the risk that the coronavirus, although only one case has been detected in Morocco. The decision has been made “in coordination with the competent authorities“, as announced by the Federation on its website, which asks to comply with the decision of the different leagues (professional, amateur, female and diversified football).In the sports field, the coronavirus has already caused in Morocco other drastic decisions such as the cancellation of a judo championship planned this coming weekend and the undated postponement of the Cycling Tour of Morocco.last_img read more

JC celebrate again

first_imgShayne Fairman Gleaner Writer “It feels so good to score the winning goal in a final again, I didn’t score many in the season but I am happy with this one,” Dawkins said.    Wolmer’s got their consolation goal on the stroke of half-time from their leading marksman Alphonso Gooden.    JC’s coach Miguel Coley said his team set out to win the game from the opening whistle. “We had to put them on the back foot from early, and hats off to my guys,” he outlined. Wolmer’s coach Vassell Reynolds called it “a very tough loss,” bemoaning his team’s failure to win a final in 22 years. Tyreke Magee in the 16th minute and Donovan Dawkins (25th) were the heroes for JC.center_img Jamaica College won a fourth straight ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup title, and their 28th overall, after clipping Wolmer’s Boys 2-1 in tonight’s final at the National Stadium.last_img read more

Bucks’ Giannis, Raptors’ Leonard, to miss marquee matchup

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments 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 Cavaliers’ coaching situation unclear after Lue’s firing Antetokounmpo reported new symptoms and a lingering headache after being reevaluated on Sunday. He is averaging 25.0 points and 14.2 rebounds.The Raptors are resting Leonard, who was limited to nine games last season in San Antonio while recovering from a thigh injury. Leonard has averaged 26.6 points.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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon shoots after Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo hit the floor during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Two of the NBA’s best forwards, Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, will miss Monday night’s matchup of the league’s last two unbeaten teams.The Bucks said Antetokounmpo was placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol on Monday, hours before tipoff in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo suffered a blow to head in a win Saturday night over Orlando. The Bucks say he passed neurological tests then “that created significant doubt that it was a concussion” and was allowed to return to the court.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Calls for Govt to resign continue

first_img– as WPO urges Govt to respect Constitution, set election date– former President warns that instability threatens economyBoth the Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO) and former President Donald Ramotar have issued calls for the Government to respect the constitutional provisions after it lost a no-confidence vote brought by the parliamentary Opposition.Former President Donald RamotarAccording to the WPO in a statement, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Cabinet should resign with immediate effect, in keeping with Article 106 (6) of the Constitution of Guyana.The Organisation, which is the women’s arm of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), also urged that a date be set for general and regional elections, which are constitutionally due within 90 days of the December 21 no-confidence vote.It reminded that President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo had promised they would abide by the constitutional provisions. The Organisation quoted Granger verbatim, noting that he said on December 22, 2018 that his “government will abide by the stipulations which have been imposed on it following the passing of the no-confidence motion…”“In the National Assembly on the night of the 21st December, 2018, the Leader of the Government business in the Parliament, the Prime Minister, recorded similar sentiments immediately after the motion was successfully carried,” they added.“The Government fell and lost its right to manage the affairs of the country. Baseless and frivolous arguments are now being touted by those who seek to confuse and give a false sense of hope to their supporters. No amount of spin can cast any doubt of the demise of the Government and the ensuing resignation which must occur.”The women’s organisation, therefore, called on the Government to “stop the charade” and to meet urgently with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in order to ensure elections could be held.Economic recessionLongstanding WPO Chairperson Indranie ChandarpalMeanwhile, former President Ramotar warned that continuing uncertainty about Guyana’s political situation could have disastrous effects on the country’s economy. According to Ramotar, APNU/AFC is trying to frustrate the Constitution and the country as a whole, which will in turn affect investor confidence.“They must resign now! (Current Foreign Affairs Minister) Carl Greenidge in a comment when, in 2014 the AFC tabled a no-confidence motion, put it over strongly. He said that when a no-confidence motion is passed, the Government should resign immediately and prepare for elections!  This is what the APNU/AFC Government must do now! This is the law!“I wish to recall that in 2014 when the no-confidence motion was put against the government that I led, I had prorogued the Parliament. I explained that I did this to allow some discussions between the Government and the Opposition in the interest of Guyana,” the former President stated.According to Ramotar, APNU/AFC refused to talk back then. Ramotar noted that having failed to get them to the table, he decided to call General and Regional Elections rather than extend the prorogation and his Government’s tenure.“I did that, because I was aware that with the best of intentions that my administration had, such an act could have led to political instability. Political instability would have negatively affected the economic progress of Guyana. For me that was unacceptable! To me, nothing should be done to affect the welfare of our people.”“If the leaders of the APNU/AFC have an iota of concern for our people, they must demonstrate this by resigning immediately and allow for the mandated general elections within the 90 days’ period as stipulated by the Constitution. If this is not done now, the confidence in the economy will decline even further.”Ramotar warned that if money from investors dried up, unemployment rates would increase since no investments equated to reduced job creation. As such, he urged Government to do the “lawful and decent thing” and resign.On December 21, the no-confidence motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition – the PPP/Civic – against the Government succeeded when Charrandas Persaud, a former AFC Member of Parliament, broke ranks and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.With the Government’s defeat, the next steps are spelt out in the Constitution of Guyana. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”last_img read more

The North Peace Family Superpark enters round two of community fund competition

first_img“The community just really got together, voted, and got us into round two,” President of the North Peace Family Superpark, Jaandi Roemer said.Roemer says the next step is making it into round three, which she hopes to achieve by getting as many votes as possible and bringing the project to the public’s attention.“If we qualify from there, then it goes into round three, judges get involved, and it gets a little more intense as people get cut off,” Roemer explains.- Advertisement -Roemer says while the actual construction of the indoor park has yet to make new headway, they’ve been flooded by donations from community members.“We also have a lot of fundraisers going on; the Fall Carnival here this weekend actually and then the Masquerade Ball is March,” Roemer said.Don’t forget to vote everyday here, ensuring the North Peace Super Park remains relevant within the competition.Advertisement “Once you vote, then you wait until after midnight and you can vote again.”Roemer adds, “You can do like what I do and sign up your husband, and your kids, and whoever has an email account; just click away [and] get those votes in.”The deadline for round two of the competition ends November 2nd.The grand prize is $150,000 towards a new indoor park.Advertisementlast_img read more

City Staff to re-issue a Request for Proposals for the development of Energy Literacy brand book

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a City of Fort St. John Council meeting on Monday, Councillors gave authorization for Staff to re-issue a Request for Proposals for the development of an ‘Energy Literacy’ brand book.Staff are looking to sole source and contract consultant Judy Brooks for the development of an Energy Literacy Reputation Guide.The total amount to be spent is $50,000 plus GST and associated travel costs, with expenses being allocated to the Energy Literacy Fund Account.- Advertisement -According to the City, the Energy Literacy Guide will give Council a clear understanding and direction when talking about Fort St. John’s energy goals. This document would assist inleveraging the City’s reputation as an energy leader.Energy Literacy is included in the City’s Marketing and Communications plan as a tactical initiative.More information on the Energy Literacy Guide can be found on the City’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rangers ride luck to continue Europa League progress

first_img smart causal Borna Barisic became the first player to net against Steven Gerrard’s Gers with his last minute strike, but the hosts clung on for a 2-1 aggregate win to set up a meeting with Slovenians Maribor in the third qualifying round.With only a slender lead from last week’s clash at the City Garden Stadium, there was always bound to be an anxious air round Ibrox.Lassana Coulibaly should have settled the nerves four minutes in, but blazed over from close range after being picked out from Ryan Kent’s corner.Osijek’s pressing early on forced Gers deep, but it was the hosts who almost came close to landing a sucker punch as Ryan Jack sent Morelos scampering in behind.The angle was against the Colombian, though, as Osijek goalkeeper Marko Malenica gathered his low strike, doing the same when Daniel Candeias pulled the trigger from the edge of the box.It was tense, competitive stuff. The Light Blues faithful held their collective breath after 18 minutes when Ovie Ejaria tried to be too clever on halfway. His attempted flick was picked off and Osijek flooded forward. ALTERED possible xi who plays? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade It wasn’t plain sailing for Gerrard’s side gameday How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWScenter_img How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener It took a brave block from Allan McGregor to deny Robert Mudrazija, while the keeper had to bail out Gers again seven minutes before the break as his defence went to sleep, first pulling off an acrobatic stop to deny Ezekiel Henty before leaping up to parry Petar Bockaj’s follow-up.But having survived those scares, Rangers grew in belief.Only a last-gasp lunge by Alex Grgic early in the second period stopped Kent delivering a devastating blow as he connected with Coulibaly’s ball to the back post.But that only delayed the inevitable and from the resulting corner Gers struck. Malencia missed his attempted punched from Kent’s delivery, Morelos nodded the ball back into the danger area and Katic got the decisive touch with his head to put daylight between the sides.Some more composure might have seen them put the tie to bed completely, but Kent slashed at fresh air while Coulibaly almost hit the corner flag as two decent openings came and went in embarrassing fashion.Morelos let his frustration show when Kent’s hesitation in releasing his pass cost the striker the chance of a run-in on goal.Ejaria hardly did him any favours moments later as his over-hit ball in behind left Morelos with only the side-netting to aim at.The tension rose in the final minute when Barisic fired a deflected shot past McGregor to become the first player to net against Gerrard’s Gers, but the hosts held on to progress. highlights 1 Nikola Katic helped kill off Croatian compatriots Osijek as his second-half goal was enough to see Rangers through with a 1-1 Europa League draw at Ibrox.The centre-half headed home from close range eight minutes into the second half as the Light Blues extended the lead given to them by Alfredo Morelos’ first-leg strike. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? last_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell’s wife has revealed he hides in the wardrobe when they have an argument!Majella O’Donnell says the millionaire singer is a practical joker and is a master of defusing the situation when the couple fall out.“A lot of people don’t see the real Daniel. “He is full of fun and does the silliest of things. If we fall out he might have gone into the wardrobe and he’ll say ‘Can I come out now?’“It defuses the situation and he certainly knows what buttons to press with me,” said Majella.Daniel, who turned 50 last week, admits that he almost lost his wife after the couple split up for a while when they were dating.“We broke up for a wee bit. Majella was getting a divorce and I thought ‘can we go on with this? “After we broke up I would find myself saying ‘would Majella like this?’ I thought to myself – why am I fighting this battle when I don’t need to.“I figured out whatever obstacles there would be that we would be able to overcome them and we did,” he said.The couple admit that they also leave little love notes for eachother around their house whenever they are separated for long periods of time.Daniel, who has never smoked or drank alcohol, said he is not bothered about reaching half a century.However he admits he lost a few days off his life when he was breathalysed by the Garda for the first time earlier this year “I was going across a bridge in Kilkenny and there they (the Gardai) were. They looked into the window and they saw me and asked me to blow into the bag.“I was so nervous bowing into it. I was thinking to myself ‘what if this goes wrong?” he laughed.DANIEL’S WIFE REVEALS HE HIDES IN WARDROBE AFTER ROWS! was last modified: December 22nd, 2011 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:daniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more

La Mirada officials ponder bond issue

first_img The sheriff’s station’s proposed 2,765-square-feet expansion project, which also would include a new parking lot, would cost an estimated $6 million. On Tuesday, council members authorized staff to continue moving forward on the two projects. Once the financing details are determined, construction could begin as early as next spring, staffers told council members. Councilman Pete Dames said the aquatics center, while expensive, would bring something unique to La Mirada. “We provide things like baseball, softball, soccer, basketball and classes,” he said. “From a recreational standpoint, it’s another thing to provide to the community. We think this will satisfy the community from now into the future.” Tripp said the proposed aquatic center could help the city economically because of the partnership with Industry Hills Aquatic Club, which would hold swimming meets at the center, drawing hundreds of spectators who might patronize La Mirada’s hotels and restaurants. As many as 150,000 people a year would visit the center, generating an estimated $1.1 million, said Diane Perkin, director of finance. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – Breaking from a city tradition of saving for rather than financing major projects, city officials are considering issuing $12 million to $15 million in municipal bonds. The money would be used to build a state-of-the-art aquatics center and to expand the local sheriff’s station. The move would be a philosophical change; in the past, La Mirada officials have preferred saving and then spending. The city has issued bonds only four times – to build a new City Hall, a library, the La Mirada High School football stadium and a community theater. All four bonds were paid off years ago. Councilwoman Susan Tripp said issuing bonds for the two new projects makes fiscal sense at a time when the city’s budget reserve of $33 million is enough to cover the cost of the projects should any financing problems arise later. “I would not favor bonding if we didn’t have the money in the reserves to pay it off if we wanted,” she said. “(But) it makes sense, as far as cash flow. With interest rates starting to sneak up and bond rates being so low, it makes sense.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Tripp said she’d prefer not to make an immediate reduction in the city’s reserves to pay for the projects. “We’ve always had 100 percent reserves,” she said. Officials estimate the aquatics center and sheriff’s station expansion will cost about $24 million. The bond issue would provide anywhere from $12 million to $15 million toward construction. The balance would come from the city’s general fund and from the Industry Hills Aquatic Club. Officials have proposed building a $15.5 million aquatics center that would have a family fun area with slides, play structures and a flow channel area, a 25-yard pool for swimming lessons, a 50-meter competition pool and a spa. The project would include a 300-space parking lot. The aquatics center would be built on 11 acres within La Mirada County Regional Park. last_img read more

Volleyball Takes a 3-1 Loss At No. 17 Creighton

first_img vs. Omaha (PDF) Full Schedule Roster Preview vs. Creighton (PDF) Print Friendly Version vs. Western Carolina 9/20/2019 – 11 a.m.center_img Story Links Live Stats Next Game: OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University volleyball team suffered two losses Saturday afternoon during the final day of the Bluejay Invitational in Omaha, Neb. The Bulldogs opened the day with a 3-1 loss to No. 17 Creighton and ended the day with a 3-0 setback to Omaha.Freshman Haley Bush (Waukee, Iowa) led the offense with 25 total kills on the day while Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) added 16 kills. Gillian Gergen closed the day with seven kills on 13 swings and four blocks in the loss to Omaha.The Bulldogs (5-5) opened the day against No. 17 Creighton and took a set from the Bluejays before Creighton stormed back to take the match, 3-1. Bush led the Bulldogs again with 14 kills while Plock came on strong late and finished with seven kills on 14 attempts. Kylee Macke led the defense with 19 digs.Creighton took the first two sets with relative ease by scores of 25-17, 25-18, despite Drake’s Bush notching 12 kills in the first two sets. Drake jumped out to an 11-5 lead in the third set and extended that lead to as many as seven points and 19-12 on three-straight kills from Plock.However, the Bluejays used a 4-0 run to pull within a point at 21-20. Drake did not surrender that lead and a kill from Plock finally ended the set in favor of the Bulldogs, 25-23. Unfortunately for Drake, that momentum was short-lived as Creighton responded by jumping out to a 12-5 lead and later using a 6-0 run to cruise to the 25-9 set win and take the match, 3-1. Creighton hit .541 in that set and .340 on for the match while holding Drake to just .058 hitting.Drake’s hitting struggles continued against Omaha as the team converted at a .125 clip against the Mavericks. In addition to Gergen’s seven kills, Plock and Bush combined to add 20 kills, but the Bulldogs committed 17 total attack errors in the three sets. Drake opened the weekend Friday with a 3-0 loss to No. 12 Washington. The Bulldogs aim to rebound from the challenging weekend next week when they travel to Wilmington, N.C., for matches against Western Carolina, North Carolina A&T and UNCW.last_img read more