first_imgTo compare how things have changed we can remember that, Before the appointment of the Metropolitan, the Liverpool pass was paid at 1.33. And for example For the first leg itself, the Premier leader was already very favorite: his victory at Wanda Metropolitano was paid between 2.15 and 2.3, and that of Atlético at 3.5-3.75. According to the quotas of Betfair, that the Atleti advance round is paid to 1.73 and Liverpool to 2.1. That is to say that it is at odds, but slightly in favor of the rojiblancos, whom, remember, they are worth the victory, the tie or the defeat by a goal if it marks. The 1-0 lead to extra time and then to penalties. In bet365, the mattress pass is 1.7 and the net, to 2.05. Downward confidenceLiverpool have accumulated poor results in the Champions, Premier and FA Cup that have undermined the confidence of the bettors. In fact, according to the report of Betfair, in the last week the bets in favor of Liverpool have fallen 66%. After the first leg (February 18), Klopp’s were still slightly favorites and his comeback with a quarter pass was paid at 1.95. Still, globally, 82% of the stake is to trust the reigning champion.Regarding results, the 1-1 (which would give the pass to Atlético) is the one that has received the most bets, with 18%. They are followed by 16% at 1-0 (would lead to overtime, but in the betting they look at the 90th minute) and 13% at 0-0.center_img What was thought on the day of the draw on the tie between Liverpool and Atlético to what the bets foresee today It has changed a lot. The Klopp team it has been almost since the beginning of the course one of the favorites to take the Champions, of which he is the current champion, but after the 1-0 first leg and the doubts generated by his latest results have changed the picture. So much so that the day before Anfield’s appointment, the favorite to go to the quarters is … Atlético!last_img read more

first_img Subsequent tests showed that Narine’s action was exceeding the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under ICC regulations. He has since undergone rehabilitation on his action and is scheduled to be tested at the Loughborough University in England next month. “On the weekend, he looked good and is bowling quite well,” said manager of Queen’s Park Cricket Club, Guillen, after Narine captured two for 37 in a 10-over spell to help his club Queen’s Park beat Clarke Road by 32 runs in the opening round of the 50-overs championship. “The issue I think would not be passing the test, but getting ready for the World T20, which is major. We are confident that he would be ready, but at the moment his ambition is to get past the test, which he should take in about two or three weeks’ time.” Narine has been included in a West Indies 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup pending the outcome of the Loughborough test. The West Indies start their campaign on March 16, when they face England in Mumbai. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Officials monitoring the remodelled action of West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine say he is now bowling within limits stipulated by ICC regulations. Local match referee Michael Ragoonath and cricket administrator Jeffrey Guillen both said they saw nothing to be concerned about while watching Narine’s new action in local matches over the weekend. Ragoonath, who was referee for two matches involving Narine, said he received no negative reports from any of the umpires who officiated. “I stood as match referee for both games and the only way I can act is if a bowler is reported by the onfield umpires,” Ragoonath told the Guardian. “Sunil played in both games and the umpires did not report anything to me. What I did was to video tape his bowling to have a look at it and when we sat down and viewed the footage, we found him to be well within the limits allowed for bending of the arm.” Narine had not bowled competitively since being forced out of the Bangladesh Premier League last November and was reported during West Indies’ series against Sri Lanka. REHABILITATION ON HIS ACTIONlast_img read more

first_imgThe late Violet Richmond ThompsonMore than two weeks after National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) employee Violet Thompson Richmond and her 13 year old ward Annie Johnson were found dead in their apartment in Peace Community , Ganta, Nimba County the Liberia NationalPolice (LNP) has arrested two persons and charged them with murder.In a radio interview in Ganta last Sunday, the LNP disclosed the names of the two alleged murder suspects as Exodus Wamah and Justin Dolo, residents of Sanniquellie.According to police sources, a SIM card belonging to the late Richmond was found with Justin Dolo who later admitted his involvement in the killing of the two women.The motive is yet to be revealed, but it appears that Thompson was killed for money, which amount is yet to be specified.Her alleged boyfriend, Exodus Wamah, is yet to admit his role in the killing, but police sources say they have gathered all evidences that substantiate their charges.The LNP also revealed that Exodus was always in the habit of harassing the late Violet for money, and SIM card records show he made the most number of calls to Violet Thompson the night she and her ward were allegedly murdered.The Daily Observer has also gathered from sources within the LNP that Exodus’ fiancée, Oretha Dolo, is currently undergoing investigations, after some valuables, including jewelry, and an Apple laptop belonging to the late Violet Thompson were discovered in her possession.The killing of Richmond and her ward has raised alarm in Ganta and its environs and also raised fears among the residents, opening the old wound of the gruesome killing of a motorcyclist in 2015 that led to riots in Ganta.Public opinion says the cancellation of capital punishment, which calls for hanging of convicted murderers, may be responsible for the alleged murder of Thompson and her ward.“Once there is no harsh punishment for murderers, there will always be this kind of gruesome killing and you will see the perpetrator freely going about his normal duties,” said an elderly man.On Tuesday, March 14, Ms. Richmond and her ward Annie Johnson, were found dead in the bathroom of their apartment, with their doors, backed by iron bars, locked.There was no sign of an intrusion into the house but after a 15 jury investigation, it was established that the deceased and her ward were murdered.The little girl had her mouth tied and her head was left in a drum filled with water, while Ms. Richmond was allegedly struck in the head.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAs incidents of carjacking continue to increase in and around Georgetown, another taxi driver has fallen victim.The latest incident has left Police searching for one male and one female suspect who, on Friday last, lured 65-year-old Albert Hunte into Eccles, East Bank Demerara, and made off with his white Toyota Fielder Wagon, HC 6999, as well as a quantity of cash.Based on information received, on the day in question, Hunte was stationed at the Stabroek Market car park when he received a call from an unknown number around 22:45h, requesting a pick-up at Regent Street and Orange Walk, Bourda, Georgetown.At the location, the taxi driver received two passengers – a male who sat in the front passenger’s seat as well as a female who sat in the back. The duo then indicated that they were heading to Flamboyant Street in Eccles.When they arrived at the location, the male passenger exited the vehicle and proceeded to the driver’s side. It was then that the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded that the driver abandon his car.In fear of losing his life, the taxi driver complied and surrendered to the gunman, who immediately took control of the vehicle and escaped with his accomplice northerly.In addition to the vehicle, the bandits also managed to cart off a cellular phone, along with approximately $12,000 in cash.Hunte is now left counting his losses, which were beyond the value of that which was stolen, given that the vehicle was his source of income.Police investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

first_imgParents of students attending Mae’s School in Georgetown are now scampering to pick up their children after the school’s administration abruptly called them informing that classes are suspended in light of threats received over the weekend.Below is the statement the school issued a short while ago:“In light of the recent threat on social media over the weekend, Mae’s Schools has no other alternative but to issue an immediate cancellation of classes from Playgroup to the Secondary department.Parents are asked to uplift their children from school immediately.Please note that no devices have been cited but the safety and security of our children and staffs are of the utmost importance.The extent of this shutdown is uncertain at this time.   As soon as the logistics are in place for the resumption of classes, you will be informed accordingly via print and electronic media .”More details in Tuesday February 12, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

first_imgA married father-of-four has appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a serious assault on a local doorman.Ian Balfour, 36, was out on a stag party in Letterkenny at the weekend when the alleged incident happened.Balfour, a part-time farmer, appeared in court wearing a suit and tie and with a blackened right eye. He was charged with a Section 3 assault.The court heard that Balfour, of Bellanaleck, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, was arrested at 2.55am on February 24th.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station and was charged at 2.54pm.The arrest relates to an incident in which a doorman at the Central Bar on the town’s Main Street received a serious eye injury as a result of an alleged altercation.A number of the alleged victim’s family and friends were in court for this morning’s hearing.There was also a strong Garda presence at the brief hearing.Gardai said they had no objection to bail and the accused was released with a number of conditions.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher was told his client must sign on once a week at Ballyconnell Garda station and is also to produce bail of €1,000 and an independent surety of €2,000.He was also ordered to stay away from any witnesses in the case.AT HEARINGFATHER-OF-FOUR APPEARS IN COURT CHARGED WITH SERIOUS ASSAULT ON DOORMAN was last modified: February 25th, 2013 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:assaultCentral BarGardaIan BalfordletterkennyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

first_imgDrake men’s basketball sophomore Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the third-straight week, the league has announced.Timmer led Drake last week with 25 points in a 70-64 loss to Iowa and was 11-of-21 from the field and 3-of-8 from the arc. He added six rebounds with five assists and no turnovers and the rebound and assist totals were both one shy of a career high.  His 25 points were the seventh-most in a collegiate game at Wells Fargo Arena and the most the Hawkeyes have surrendered this season. Timmer has now scored 20 or more points in five games this season and his 19.5 points per game averge ranks 41st nationally and fifth among sophomores. Academically he owns a 3.6 GPA as a pharmacy major.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgFifth-placed Newcastle visit Stamford Bridge for a vital game in the battle to secure a top-four finish. How much do you know about the history between Chelsea and the Magpies? See how many of these five questions you can answer correctly…[wp-simple-survey-19]Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img

first_img25 November 2011In the inky blackness of night, the Climate Train chugged out of Nasrec Train Station in Johannesburg on the final leg of its journey to Durban, where the 17th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP 17) is being hosted.The train is carrying scores of representatives from all over Africa, as well as from countries in Europe such as Norway, who will participate in COP 17. The UN meeting is aimed at finding sustainable solutions to climate change and forging international agreements on greenhouse gas emissions.The Gauteng department of agriculture and rural development teamed up with the environmental agency, Indalo Yethu; the German Embassy; the British Council; and the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa to send the train off on 22 November.Gauteng’s agriculture and rural development MEC, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, said she was excited about the concept of the Climate Train. “The Climate Train raises awareness and educates about mitigating climate change.“It ensures that the people of South Africa are taking the matter seriously and it also ensures participation about ways we can adapt to and mitigate climate change,” she said.To lead by example, between 70 and 100 trees have been planted in every town where the train has stopped along its journey.Climate change is everyone’s businessTo show that Gauteng as a whole is dedicated to playing its part, Mayathula-Khoza spoke of projects that had been undertaken at provincial level. The Climate Change Response Strategy was developed through intensive consultation with stakeholders all around Gauteng to act as a long-term contribution to the environment.A Green Economic Programme had also been finalised to guide development in the province, as had an air quality management plan and an integrated energy strategy. The need for state of the environment reports had also been recognised.“There is plenty of political will and action in Gauteng,” she said. “Climate change is everyone’s business, and we urgently need to further promote public education and awareness on climate change.”Gauteng was particularly vulnerable to its effects as it was the economic hub of the country, she explained. It was therefore particularly important to find ways of easing the negative effects of global warming.A number of strategies had been proposed and undertaken in the past year, including building air quality stations, monitoring energy consumption religiously, commissioning routine energy audits, implementing waste management campaigns and retrofitting buildings, among others.Clean and green education campaignFor instance, the Clean and Green Campaign educated people about how best to manage waste, with particular focus on not burning it as this contributed to the release of greenhouse gases.Activities such as planting trees, conserving water, saving electricity and using cleaner energy such as biogas were also widely encouraged. “Climate change is a multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting issue, so it is important to attain buy-in from all stakeholders.“There are plans of action for all of us so we can all make a meaningful contribution to climate change,” she concluded.June Josephs-Langa, the chief executive officer of Indalo Yethu, picked up on the theme of including everyone in the conversation and defining the roles that every single person could play. “Climate change is steeped in scientific language but it is definitely not only an issue for scientists,” she said.“Often people don’t participate in the conversation because they feel intimidated by the size of it.”Facilitating national conversationThere was no need for this to be the case, though, and this was where the Climate Train had been so useful. It had facilitated national conversation; the train left from Cape Town and had stopped in 17 of South Africa’s cities so far.In addition to the train, there was also a climate caravan, which began its journey in Nairobi, in Kenya. The two forms of transport had enabled everyone to get involved in the conversation and had encouraged engagement with women, youth, religious leaders and civil society leaders.“The road begins with COP 17,” she added, “but doesn’t end there. I want to ask those on the Climate Train to take the messages of the communities they have engaged with to the negotiations in Durban and demand better for Africa.”Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

first_img3 November 2016During October, various internet photo memes popped up featuring a Ghanaian toddler absorbed in his art work. The boy became a viral sensation across social networks in South Africa, and now the full, inspirational story behind the photo has been revealed. According to This is Africa, the original 2015 photo of the boy, Jake Amo, was taken by American photographer Carlos Cortes. Cortes was in the country, following renowned Ghanaian artist Solomon Adufah, who was returning to his home country after growing up in the US.The two visited a pre-school in the village of Asempanaye, in the Koforidua region, as part of Adufah’s project to promote art classes in Ghanaian schools, where the image of Jake was taken.Adufah shared one of Cortes’s photos on Instagram in January 2016, to help to promote his project. But it was only in September and October that South African internet users took to remixing the photo into comic memes.But it’s not all about the laughs. Thanks to the popularity of the meme and the story behind it, people have started to contribute to Adufah’s art initiative, Homeland Ghana, raising more than $4 000 within 48 hours for art education in and art supplies for Ghanaian schools.Dear Internet, let’s donate to Jake. The kid we have had fun with. Let’s be as enthusiastic about donating. https://t.co/wYdnKnma2s pic.twitter.com/w1i0cWuS6Q— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) October 27, 2016While initially surprised and somewhat apprehensive by the popularity of the Jake meme, Adufah told the BBC he was happy that it had inspired the world to find out more about his home country and to contribute to the Homeland Ghana project. He said: “This money could make a huge difference to the kids – this could be something really positive going forward.”You: But I was here just 30 minutes ago, do you really have to sign me in again?New Security Guard: pic.twitter.com/E6RzgNUdxd— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) October 24, 2016The memes range from tongue-in-cheek observations on local politics and social absurdities to references to other popular culture. Most are light-hearted and respectful of the image of the young Ghanaian boy.When the teacher asks you to write a list of noisemakers and someone you hate coughs…… pic.twitter.com/0XKdkZQxiQ— Night King (@Omarvelli) October 23, 2016Speaking fondly of the time he spent with the children at the school, Adufah recently addressed the online popularity of the photo on his Instagram profile, along with new photo of Jake.In the post, he writes “everyone say hi to my buddy Jake. These were moments in Ghana during my art workshop with the kids. Each kid received brand new set of crayons, pencil colours, pencils, toys and other wonderful goodies. The expressions on their faces were heartfelt.”Adufah will be returning to Ghana in 2017 with his Homeland Ghana project, where he will continue to work with the children, while providing resources for their art classes. His ultimate goal, he says, is an art school and community centre that will inspire children to follow their artistic dreams.Meanwhile, Jake, who has just turned four, is apparently still unaware of his online fame and is much more interested in continuing with his drawing.Source: This is AfricaSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more