2 arrested with ammo, ganja

first_imgTwo persons are now in Police custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of ammunition and marijuana during separate searches on Saturday morning during a roadblock operation at Bamia, Linden/Soesdyke Highway.In the first instance, a 45-year-old logger of Alliance, Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and Kuru-Kuru College Road, was found to be in possession of 10 live 12-gauge cartridges. At the time, he was a passenger in a public transportation vehicle destined for Mahdia.The logger was previously charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition in A Division (East Bank Demerara-Georgetown), and possession of ammunition in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani).Meanwhile, shortly after, a 26-year-old operator residing at Laluni Creek, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, who was also a passenger in another public transportation vehicle, was found in possession of 16 grams of cannabis at the said location.Both men are in custody pending charges.last_img read more

Exclusive – Wilshere can become an England great, claims ex-Arsenal midfielder

first_imgArsenal star Jack Wilshere can become an England great if he learns to keep his discipline, claims Stewart Robson.The Gunners midfielder has seen his career blighted by injuries, while Paul Scholes recently said he believed the 22-year-old had not improved since the age of 17.More criticism followed when the youngster was pictured smoking while on holiday, but Wilshere responded by returning to pre-season early in an attempt to regain his best form and fitness.And Robson reckons if Wilshere can harness his natural ability by learning to remain composed on the pitch, he will have the world at his feet.He told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “I think he [Wilshere] can be one of England’s best ever players if he can get fully fit and remain disciplined.“When I see Wilshere I get frustrated because he’s such a good player, he’s so talented. He can run with the ball, he can see a pass and he’s determined, but he loses his discipline too easily when things aren’t going his or Arsenal’s way. He’ll throw himself into tackles, give fouls away, get booked and moan at the referee.“If he can be disciplined and just play his game, I think he can be one of the best players England have produced for quite some time.”last_img read more

SOCCER – BONAGEE START USL SEASON AGAINST DRUMKEEN

first_imgBONAGEE NOTESThe U.S.L. Div 1 team start there season this Saturday 8th June at home against Drunkeen k.o. is 2pm.The Under 12 team brought the curtain down on a hugely successful season at under-age level as goals from Adam and Jack Murphy, Jordan Nugent, Jazzer Martin, Darragh Ellison, Peter Carr and Johnathan Coady saw them defeat Kilmacrennan 7-2 in the cup final at Leckview pk and complete a historic double at this level for the club. They clinched the league title a few weeks ago. The club held its presentation for the Youth and Donegal League teams last Sunday night in Arena 7 and the following players all received trophies on the night.Youth league player of the year was Paddy O’ Loan, player’s player of the year was Ronan Dorrian and leading goal scorer was Michael Kelly. Donegal league player of the year was John Carr, joint Player’s player of the year were Shane Kelly and Kevin Doran and leading goal scorer was Darren Coyle. John Lafferty received the Clubman of the year award.The club would like to thank Gerard O’Loan of Lurgybrack Open Farm who sponsored the trophies. There was a special presentation by the club to the Donegal league team management team of Seamus O’ Donnell, Liam Haughey, Anthony Gildea and Kieran Mc Kay who got promotion to Div 1.There was no jackpot winner in the clubs weekly lotto draw last Sunday. Numbers drawn were 3,4,5,10,13,15 lucky no. was 7. There were four match five no .winners Jimmy Gildea Correnagh, Tony Kelly Drumnahoe, Tom Molloy Correnagh and Martin Gildea Correnagh. Lucky no. winners Mickey Toner Glenswilly, Barry Gildea Correnagh, David Kirby Listillion, Barbara Hunter Long lane and George Thomas Bates Bonagee. Lotto plus winners €50David Lackey Dublin, €30 Sadie Callaghan Drumany and €20 Francis & Dermott Gillespie. The club would like to congratulate Arlene Crossan who broke the long jump record at the All Ireland Junior Schools competitions in Tullamore last Saturday. The record has stood since 1989 and well done to her. The club would like to thank all who took part in the clubs first 5k walk last Sunday you’re support was very much appreciated by the club.SOCCER – BONAGEE START USL SEASON AGAINST DRUMKEEN was last modified: June 4th, 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:Bonagee Utd noteslast_img read more

SUN, SAND AND SWEAT – DONEGAL TEAM FLAT OUT TRAINING IN DUBAI!

first_imgThey may be on their dream ‘break’ but the Donegal GAA team certainly haven’t taken a break from training.Our pictures show the boys flat out on the golden beaches of Dubai. And with the temperatures hitting the high 20s, there was certainly a lot of sweating going on.Training for Sam Maguire 2013 starts here!  SUN, SAND AND SWEAT – DONEGAL TEAM FLAT OUT TRAINING IN DUBAI! was last modified: January 2nd, 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:donegalDubaitraininglast_img read more

FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD OFFERED SWEETS TO GET INTO VAN

first_imgGardai have confirmed they are investigating an incident in which a four year old boy was approached by a motorist in a white van.The boy was playing in his garden at Silverhill in Bundoran when a van pulled up and a man asked him to get in to take him for sweets.The van, which could possibly be a Renault with southern registration plates, sped from the scene when the child’s mother came out form the house. A search of the town by Gardai could not recover a similar van. FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD OFFERED SWEETS TO GET INTO VAN was last modified: July 31st, 2014 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:bundoranChild abductionGardaivanlast_img read more

Derby Della Mole headlines Serie A Match-Day 16

first_img Tags: Italian Serie A Inter Milan vs UdineseStadio Giuseppe Meazza, MilanSaturday, 15-12-2018 @08:00 pmReferee: Rosario AbissoInter look to bounce back from their midweek Champions League elimination when they host Udinese on Saturday. Luciano Spalletti’s men will be seeking redemption after their 1-1 home draw against Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven wasn’t enough to see them through to the Champions League Round of 16, even though Barcelona held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw. In consolation, as a result of finishing third in arguably the competition’s group of death, they were condemned to the Europa League’s Round of 32. Spalletti admitted after the match that the tension got to his team, and will be demanding a much stronger performance come Saturday. Their last Serie A win came on November 24, a 3-0 victory over Frosinone, and since then the Nerazzurri drew 2-2 with Roma and lost last week’s Derby d’Italia 1-0 thanks to Mario Mandzukic’s header. A win for Inter in this match would see them retain third place for at least another week as arch-rivals Milan are hot on their heels, three points behind them in fourth place. However, should they be victorious over the Friuliani, they will have to do so without Dalbert and Matias Vecino, although Radja Nainggolan is getting ready for his comeback.Meanwhile, Udinese were sent back down to reality following Davide Nicola’s appointment as Coach. He defeated Roma on his debut, followed by an impressive 0-0 draw at Sassuolo. However, last weekend Kevin Lasagna’s strike wasn’t enough, as Duvan Zapata’s hat-trick meant Atalanta recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory. They are just two points clear of the dreaded relegation zone, and are in desperate need of a win in this match. They will have to make do without Emmanuel Badu, Lukasz Teodorczyk, Svante Ingelsson, Samir and Valon Behrami as they all battle injuries.Inter have won six of their last seven Serie A games against Udinese.Torino vs JuventusStadio Olimpico Grande Torino, TorinoSaturday, 15-12-2018 @10:30 pmReferee: Marco GuidaIt’s Derby Della Mole time in Turin as a much-improved Torino welcome their illustrious neighbours Juventus on Saturday night. A point last week in Milan pushed Torino up to sixth place in Serie A, confirming their growth in the season’s opening months. The Granata have lost just once in their last 10 Serie A games and have recorded five clean sheets in their opening 15 matches, as unsurprisingly their disciplinarian Coach Walter Mazzarri has made them difficult to beat.  Toro have a fully fit squad to choose from and are highly unlikely to stray from their tactician’s favoured 3-5-2 formation. There are perhaps a couple of undecided places in the starting XI, in attack and at right wing-back. Ola Aina was given the nod over Lorenzo De Silvestri for last weekend’s game, so far this campaign the two players have shared the responsibility of playing on the right of Torino’s midfield. Ahead of them, it is a choice between former Juventus player Simone Zaza and Iago Falque as to who will partner Andrea Belotti. The latter has been Mazzarri’s preferred choice, with Falque likely to keep his place again.Juventus have set their sights on ending 2018 positively after setting a blistering pace at the top of Serie A. With 14 wins and a draw from their opening 15 league games, the Bianconeri are showing no signs of mercy. Last week’s victory over Inter maintained The Old Lady’s eight-point lead at the top and extended the gap over third to 14 points. Max Allegri’s team remain the only undefeated team in Europe’s top five leagues away from home in this calendar year. With the busy Christmas schedule approaching, Juve’s squad is close to full fitness. Medhi Benatia has been suffering with an inflammation in his knee, while Sami Khedira continues his recovery from injury, but Andrea Barzagli is out. Allegri rotated his starting XI for their midweek Champions League tie at Young Boys with the returning Alex Sandro included. However, Juan Cuadrado was withdrawn in the first half due to injury. Wednesday’s game in Switzerland was the ideal opportunity for squad players to get minutes and importantly, give a few regulars a rest ahead of this trip to Torino.  Juventus have not lost in Italy’s top flight since November 2017 and will not want to relinquish that record against their city rivals. They will be facing stubborn opposition and will need to call on their own resilience to succeed in this battle.Juventus have historically completely dominated this fixture, recording 69 wins in comparison to Torino’s 35. Toro have won just one of the last 12 derbies they have hosted, with Juventus claiming nine wins and two ending in draws.SPAL vs ChievoStadio Paolo Mazza, FerraraSunday, 16-12-2018 @02:30 pmReferee: Luca BantiLeonardo Semplici’s SPAL host strugglers Chievo Verona at the Stadio Paolo Mazza this weekend, where a win could take them into mid-table. SPAL come into this clash after earning a crucial point away to Genoa last time out, whilst Chievo were held by Parma. Biancazzurri have failed to win any of their last six Serie A games, with their last victory coming at the end of October, an impressive away triumph over Roma.Meanwhile, Chievo President Luca Campedelli stated this week that he was not thinking about relegation, despite the perilous position the club currently finds themselves in. Domenico Di Carlo’s side are still a mammoth 10 points from safety and will face both Napoli and Milan in their next five games. Fabio Depaoli was sent off during Chievo’s last game and will be unavailable for selection. Fabrizio Cacciatore can therefore move to right-back with Mattia Bani on the left.Andrea Petagna scored his fifth goal of the season last time out and will be hoping to continue his form in front of goal against the second worst defence in the league.A win for Di Carlo’s men wouldn’t move them off the foot of the table, but as they are still searching for their first league win of the campaign, they need to start winning sooner rather than later.Since the second reforming of SPAL in the summer of 2012, these two sides have met on three separate occasions, with SPAL yet to beat Chievo, managing two draws and a defeat.Fiorentina vs EmpoliStadio Artemio Franchi, FlorenceSunday, 16-12-2018 @05:00 pmReferee: Piero GiacomelliThe last few weeks have seen a complete transformation in fortunes for Fiorentina and Empoli, setting up an unpredictable Tuscan Derby. La Viola were loving life under Stefano Pioli and started the season with four wins in their first seven games. However, that was followed by an eight-round winless streak stretching back to September. They’ve only lost once, drawing a mind-boggling six matches, four of which have been 1-1 results. Empoli on the other hand, struggled during the start of the season under previous Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli. However, since Giuseppe Iachini’s hiring in early November, they’ve won three out of their last four games and drawn the other.Pioli has Fiorentina playing an incredibly direct style of football, whilst Iachini’s teams prefer to sit back and wait for the right time to pounce. One positive despite Fiorentina’s recent form is their home record over the season. It’s the fifth best in Serie A with 14 points in seven games. On the contrary, Empoli have amassed a measly three points in seven away fixtures, the third worst record in Italy’s top flight. The Viola have a lot of changes to make, as Nikola Milenkovic, Jordan Veretout and Edimilson Fernandes are all suspended. Kevin Mirallas scored the late equaliser against Sassuolo in a 3-3 thriller last week and should get the nod ahead of Marko Pjaca.Empoli have only one injury concern, to ex-Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual, who hopes to be back for this reunion. He made 302 Serie A appearances with the Viola jersey between 2005 and 2016.Fiorentina are on their longest Serie A winless streak since nine in May 2002.Frosinone vs SassouloStadio Benito Stirpe, FrosinoneSunday, 16-12-2018 @05:00 pmReferee: Eugenio AbbattistaSassuolo have gone badly off the boil lately and visit a Frosinone side desperate for points to survive in Serie A. A 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Napoli has raised further questions about Frosinone’s ability to retain their top-flight status. Their situation looks dire after recording just one win in their last 10 league matches. They sit in penultimate place with eight points, five below safety. This Sunday, Moreno Longo’s side play host to Sassuolo, who will be smarting from their disappointing 3-3 draw against Fiorentina, as they had been 3-1 up. The Mapei lads are yet to record defeat against teams in the bottom half of the table, registering wins against the likes of Spal and Chievo Verona on the road.Sassuolo are perched in ninth place with 21 points and will be looking to improve their tally at the Stadio Benito Stirpe. Frosinone have drawn four of their last seven home games, with the rest ending in defeat. Meanwhile, Roberto De Zerbi’s men lost their last away game against Parma 2-1 and have registered just one victory in their last five games.The home side will be missing Luka Krajnc, Luca Paganini, Emil Hallfredsson and Federico Dionisi with various degrees of injuries. Sassuolo will also be without Kevin-Prince Boateng, Claud Adjapong and Jeremie Boga, who are currently on the treatment table. Filip Djuricic begins his two-match ban for insulting the referee.Frosinone have never beaten Sassuolo between Serie A and B, managing just three draws and five defeats.Sampdoria vs ParmaStadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, GenoaSunday, 16-12-2018 @05:00 pmReferee: Luca PairettoOnly one point separates these sides going into the weekend, as Sampdoria and Parma have unlikely European ambitions.This fixture always offers up fans plenty of entertainment, as there has yet to be a goalless draw in any of their meetings in the top flight. Samp are on a run of four games in all competitions without a loss, which covers a win and two draws in Serie A and a 2-1 victory over SPAL in the Coppa Italia. Doria’s last outing was a 2-2 draw away to Lazio in a game that saw Riccardo Saponara spectacularly equalise in the 99th minute after Ciro Immobile had tucked away a penalty in the 96th. They have lost just twice at home so far this season to Torino and Inter, while winning three and drawing the other two. Coach Marco Giampaolo will have to do without the services of Polish full back Bartosz Bereszynski, who is suspended after his red card against Lazio, but will otherwise have a fully fit squad to choose from.Parma meanwhile are winless in their last two league games after winning their previous two against Sassuolo and Torino. Their last outing was a 1-1 home draw with tough battling Chievo in which centre-back Bruno Alves curled in a pin-point free kick in the second half to level things up. That draw came off the back of a narrow 2-1 away defeat to Milan in a game where Roberto Inglese had opened the scoring for the Ducali. Their current away form has been a mixed bag, winning three times on their travels in Serie A while losing the other four.The last time this fixture was played in May 2015, the game finished as a 2-2 draw. Vasco Regini for Samp and Massimo Gobbi for Parma are the only players left from both the starting teams that day.Boss Roberto D’Aversa will have a bit of a selection headache on his hands, as top scorer Gervinho is missing through injury and is joined by Alberto Grassi and Federico Dimarco on the treatment table. Bruno Alves is facing a late fitness test.Sampdoria have both scored and conceded in each of their last six Serie A games, with a total 26 goals.Cagliari vs NapoliSardegna Arena, CagliariSunday, 16-12-2018 @08:00 pmReferee: Daniele DoveriNapoli aim to recover from their heartbreaking Champions League exit when they visit a Cagliari side still unbeaten on home turf.The Partenopei’s 1-0 loss to Liverpool on Tuesday dropped them into third place in their group and subsequently into the Europa League’s Round of 32 stage. Carlo Ancelotti stated after the match that they are disappointed and will use their early exit from the competition as motivation going forward. The club’s first opportunity to do so will come against a Cagliari side that hasn’t lost at home yet this season.Napoli’s defeat to Liverpool was arguably one of their worst performances this season, aside from their 3-0 loss against Sampdoria. It showed lacklustre quality, with their only run of good play coming in the last 10 to 15 minutes. This match against Cagliari, however, provides them with an opportunity to somewhat alleviate the heartbreak and consolidate second place in Serie A.However, the Rossoblu are unbeaten in their last four matches and they enter this game off the back of a last-minute comeback draw against Roma. After referee Paolo Mazzoleni issued two red cards to Darijo Srna and Luca Ceppitelli in stoppage time, Marco Sau scored in the dying moments of the game to salvage a point for his side while also maintaining their unbeaten streak at home. Rolando Maran will be without his top goalscorer, former Napoli striker Leonardo Pavoletti, and two of his starting defenders, so beating a bitter and frustrated Napoli is bound to be quite the task.Cagliari haven’t beaten Napoli since April 2009, losing nine of the last 11 Serie A meetings, home and away. The last two editions of this fixture in Sardinia ended 0-5.Roma vs GenoaStadio Olimpico, RomeSunday, 16-12-2018 @10:30 pmReferee: Marco Di BelloRoma will be desperate to put their Serie A campaign back on track when they host Cesare Prandelli’s struggling Genoa on Sunday. The Giall?rossi suffered a second consecutive Champions League defeat on Wednesday after losing 2-1 to Viktoria Plzen away from home. Roma had already secured second place in prior to their trip to the Czech Republic, so the game did not affect their qualification, but it showcased many of the team’s problems. Eusebio Di Francesco’s men failed to keep their concentration throughout the whole 90 minutes yet again, just a few days after nine-man Cagliari equalised in stoppage time to steal a 2-2 draw. It seems that the lack of alternatives and reportedly Monchi’s backing of Di Francesco is giving another chance to the ex-Sassuolo Coach, however anything but a win against Genoa might see the tactician lose his job. Roma have been almost perfect against the Grifone in recent years, as La Magica have won seven of their last eight Serie A games against the Genovese outfit. However, the Giallorossi are in terrible form and have won just one of their last seven league games, registering four draws and two defeats during that stretch. Di Francesco’s men are currently sitting in eight place, five points off fourth place, which is occupied by Milan.Genoa’s form has been even worse, as I Rossoblu are currently on a 10-game winless streak and occupy 15th place. The negative streak includes an embarrassing Coppa Italia penalty defeat against Serie C outfit Virtus Entella, which resulted in Ivan Juric’s sacking, as the Croat failed to win any of his eight games at the helm. After starting the season strongly with Davide Ballardini, Genoa lost identity under Juric and looked clueless in attack, despite having the Serie A top goalscorer in their ranks. The Grifone’s last victory was under Ballardini in September when they defeated Frosinone 2-1 away from home. This is Genoa’s only success outside of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris since the start of the campaign. Cesare Prandelli’s arrival should boost the the team’s confidence, as he is expected to bring more positivity and creativity to Genoa’s game. The former Nazionale tactician earned a point on his debut in the 1-1 draw against SPAL last week, despite Domenico Criscito’s red card in the 11th minute. With 11 league goals to his name, Krzysztof Piatek will unsurprisingly be Genoa’s main attacking threat against Roma. However, the Pole hasn’t scored a goal from open play since the 3-1 defeat against Parma in October, which was Ballardini’s last game at the club. Piatek’s goal drought highlights the disturbing lack of ideas in the Genoa attack. Getting the best out of Piatek and Christian Kouame will be one of Prandelli’s main tasks, as the Genoa striking duo has largely impressed since the start of the season. The cohesion between the two, as well as Roma’s unconvincing displays, will give Genoa hope that they can come home with a result from the Stadio Olimpico. The Grifone’s physicality and unorthodox style can cause major problems for the hosts, as Di Francesco’s men are short of confidence and regularly make silly mistakes at the back. However, Roma’s superior quality and their desperate need forpoints should give them the edge over the visitors, as Genoa have major problems keeping the ball, as well as defending crosses and set-pieces.Daniele De Rossi, Edin Dzeko, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Stephan El Shaarawy are still absent for Roma due to various injures, while Prandelli has no injury concerns, but will have to do without his captain Criscito, who is serving a one-match ban because of his red card against SPAL.Roma have won their last 12 Serie A games against Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico. The last time the Giallorossi failed to beat I Rossoblu at home was a 1-1 draw in 1994.Atalanta vs LazioStadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, Bergamo  Monday, 17-12-2018 @10:30 pmReferee: Daniele OrsatoThis game could go a long way in showing how the rest of the season will pan out for Atalanta and Lazio. For the hosts, it would show that they are in the hunt for Europa League football and their recent run of form is no fluke, while for the visitors it would signify a dangerous drop off in form both domestically and on the continent, forcing them to look over their shoulder in the Serie A table.Atalanta have almost appeared out of nowhere in the race for a European spot next season with just two losses in their last seven games, winning the other five with comprehensive and impressive victories over the likes of Parma and Inter, beating the latter 4-1 at home. While a loss away at Empoli when down to 10 men was a bump in the road and a late home defeat against Napoli was an almost expected detour, their 3-1 win at Udinese gave a good impression of their recovery skills. Just a matter of weeks ago when Gian Piero Gasperini’s side could not buy a win to save their life, this would have been a fixture they’d have dreaded, but with their renewed confidence after their two bumps in the road, coupled with their opponents’ poor form, they will be riding high going into Monday night’s game.Lazio come into this fixture in very different mood. Without a win in all competition in their last six, only two Serie A victories since beating Parma 2-1 back at the end of October, they’ve dropped outside of the Champions League places, but it isn’t all bad for Simone Inzaghi. His side have qualified from their Europa League group, they’ve got a three-point cushion above sixth placed Torino and are just a point off of Milan in fourth, but the cause for concern will be their inability to hold a lead, to see games out and their occasional need to go behind in order to wake themselves up. Against Sassuolo, they took the lead after eight minutes, but conceded seven minutes later. They relied on a very late goal from Joaquin Correa to bail themselves out of a hole against Milan, Ciro Immobile got them out of a jam against Chievo after they fell behind in the first half and in an exciting game against Sampdoria they recovered from 1-0 down to go 2-1 up in stoppages, only to concede in the 99th minute.For a team as good as Lazio, this isn’t acceptable, but at least they have the opportunity to right their wrongs from previous weeks with this fixture against a Europa League chasing rival.Whoever wins this game will be riding high in the confidence department for the foreseeable future. For Atalanta, it verifies their charge for European football next season and gets them closer to Lazio, who themselves need to get back to winning ways and stop the slide.Both sides have been on target in each of the last five meetings in Bergamo for a total 21 goals. Lazio have lost only one of their last eight Serie A games against Atalanta, winning four and drawing three.Bologna vs AC MilanStadio Reneto Dall’Ara, Bologna  Tuesday, 18-12-2018 @10:30 pmReferee: Fabio MarescaAfter shockingly being eliminated from the Europa League, Milan will have to pick themselves up as they take on Pippo Inzaghi’s Bologna on Tuesday evening. The Rossoneri were within touching distance of a Round of 32 berth as they traveled to face Olympiacos on Thursday. That being said, Milan had never beaten a Greek opponent on their own turf, with four draws and one defeat in five prior trips in Europe, and their 3-1 loss just further extends their hoodoo to six games and counting. It also naturally adds even more pressure on Gennaro Gattuso, as all Milan needed to do was simply earn a draw or even lose 2-1 to advance to the next round alongside Real Betis. Now that they are out of Europe, all the focus undoubtedly will be on trying to secure a top four spot to qualify for next year’s Champions League. With Lazio creeping up on them, though, Milan could face a tough battle to remain in those places if they don’t get themselves sorted out – quickly.Injuries, of course, have not helped the Diavolo’s cause one bit, but they are expected to receive a reprieve of sorts, as potentially recovering both Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio for this game. That being said, Gattuso will have to decide if to risk them at all or to continue deploying Ignazio Abate as a make-shift centre-back.Meanwhile, Inzaghi’s Bologna continue to flounder, as they are winless in their last eight games and the former Milan Coach continues to live on borrowed time at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. He will be looking to get the better of his ex-Rossoneri colleague Gattuso, who will be undoubtedly wondering what really went wrong with his side in Greece on Thursday evening.Bologna have lost their last five Serie A meetings with Milan.BET ON ALL THESE GAMES AND MANY MORE @Bunga BetComments last_img read more

Kevin Durant ejected in Warriors-Nuggets game

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – As he stood in an arena hallway, Kevin Durant appeared at peace as he talked with Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown. That did not mean that Durant was happy.Durant indicated he wanted to speak about his ejection during the Warriors’ eventual 116-102 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday at Oracle Arena. But Durant admitted feeling fearful …last_img read more

SA sends first batch of maize to Lesotho

first_img22 November 2013 South Africa will on Friday transport its first consignment of maize to Lesotho, which has been experiencing a food crisis since July 2012. Earlier this year, South Africa struck a deal with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to buy maize from the country’s smallholder farmers as part of a R180-million South African humanitarian donation to Lesotho. “Friday’s consignment is the first of many that are planned for Lesotho. Several more trips will be made in January next year with maize from smallholder farmers from the Eastern Cape, the North West and Limpopo,” Department of Agriculture spokesperson Palesa Mokomele said this week. Maize from the Zivuseni agricultural co-operative and the Ziyibane farming project milled at the Pride Milling plant in Nigel, in Gauteng, was packaged into 4 920 bags each weighing 25 kilograms and would be transported to Lesotho, Mokomele said. Mokomele said Friday’s initiative was a joint venture with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, the WFP and the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Social Development. “The WFP, which is an internationally recognised agency of the United Nations, will channel and distribute the maize meal to the school meals programme, health and nutrition activities in Lesotho,” Mokomele said. Lesotho food crisis In July 2012, Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane declared an emergency food crisis and formally requested support from development partners and the international community. Following a meeting with President Jacob Zuma in October 2012, the South African government, through the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, responded to the appeal with a donation of R180-million. “One of the conditions of this agreement from the South African government’s side was that at least 40 percent of the white, non-GMO [genetically modified] maize must be purchased from smallholder farmers in South Africa,” Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said earlier this year. “Our country’s aid will help provide up to 22 months of food security for 227 000 children and pregnant and breastfeeding women in Lesotho.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Gliffy Unveils the First Online Diagramming API

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now steven walling IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Related Posts Gliffy, one of the top Web-based diagramming tools, has released the first API for any service of its kind. This software as a service just got a complete UI makeover, and that, plus this new move, will let Gliffy really lead the pack in this space.The API is in public beta as of today. The developers who got access to the trial run have already built some dead-useful extensions, such as a WordPress plugin that allows you to incorporate diagrams and a script that automatically backs up your Gliffy account to your local machine. Other SaaS diagram makers include Lovely Charts and Draw Anywhere, but with these latest upgrades, Gliffy’s real target is desktop software like Visio and OmniGraffle. Gliffy has a respectable customer base and a loyal following, but getting business users to leave the desktop apps they know (even if they hate them) has been an uphill battle. With the API, the company hopes that the ability to extend and integrate the service with other platforms will become too attractive to pass up. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Survey Finds Local Marketing Dollars Go To Facebook Places Over Foursquare, Groupon

first_imgInterestingly, 14.3% of respondents said they’d never heard of Groupon, while 27.6% said they’d never heard of Foursquare; 26.9% said they’d never heard of Groupon’s competitor Living Social and 11% said they’d never heard of Facebook Places. Before you draw any conclusions about Super Bowl ads, the survey ran from Jan. 22 through Feb. 3, narrowly missing the Groupon advertising gaffe. According to the survey, about 72% of local businesses say they’ll spend less than $5,000 a year on these marketing efforts, with 34% spending less than $1,000. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Location#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… When Facebook Places launched last summer, one of the first questions (other than “how will this impact my privacy?”) was “How will this impact other location-based startups?” While Foursquare was gaining tractions and users, some questioned if Facebook’s entry into location would serve to squash it.Foursquare has hardly been squashed. The startup ended 2010 with over 380 million check-ins and now boasts over 6 million users. But a new survey from MerchantCircle suggests that while users may be flocking to Foursquare, businesses’ marketing dollars are going elsewhere.According to the 8,000 local business owners that participated in MerchantCircle’s quarterly Merchant Confidence Index, Facebook and Google are still the leaders when it comes to online marketing efforts. Respondents to the latest survey indicate that 32% are using Facebook Places to promote their businesses, with 12% planning to do so in the coming months. That compares to 8.7% who use Foursquare, with 7.6% planning to add it to their marketing repertoire soon.Behind Foursquare in the survey is Groupon, with 6.6% of local merchants saying they’d offered a “daily deal.” But 13% of those surveyed say they plan to do so, an indication that there is a demand for group-buying opportunities. audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more