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President apologises to Justice Kennard for short notice

first_imgForced out of officeSpeaking for the first time since the matter became public last week, President David Granger has apologised for the initial short notice of 36 hours given to retired Justice Cecil Kennard to vacate office as Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA).When asked by Guyana Times about the rationale behind the short notice, the Head of State told reporters on Wednesday that he regretted “very much the short notice, he does deserve a longer notice…I apologise for the short notice given to Justice Kennard, it’s a matter that was under consideration in the last quarter last year and I regret the notice was so short.”Justice Cecil KennardPresident David GrangerThis newspaper was told that Justice Kennard was initially informed about his December 31 termination 36 hours prior. However, that time was later extended to the end of February.Meanwhile, the President further explained that the decision to sack Justice Kennard was not based on his performance, but was a result of a general review being conducted on the length of service and age of persons holding offices at State entities.“There is no negative report; in fact, a decision was taken to review all the boards, including Central Housing and Planning Authority… So it is not a criticism of Justice Kennard, I worked with him. He came before the Disciplined Forces Commission and he has got a lot of bright ideas. But at this time, we look forward to filling all of the constitutional appointments.”The President added, “We also have the Public Service Appellate Tribunal; well he is Police Complaints Authority, we want to fill the Ombudsman position so it is the result of a general review of all the agencies, boards and commissions so there will be further information on those, but nobody is being purged.”He went on to say that there would be a general order explaining Government’s policy on age and retirement for those agencies, boards and commissions. According to the Head of State, his Administration is trying to build a pool of expertise among the younger generation.  “We are simply trying to give other persons the opportunity to serve,” he pointed out.Hamilton GreenMeanwhile, asked by this newspaper whether former Mayor Hamilton Green, who currently heads the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) and is around the same age as Justice Kennard, would meet the same fate, President Granger opted to not answer directly, but reiterated that all the State entities were being reviewed and decisions were expected to be made during this month.Justice Kennard’s takeDuring an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Justice Kennard said the manner in which Government is coercing him to retire as Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority was disturbing and upsetting especially, since he has devoted over 50 years of service to the country.Even more shocking, Justice Kennard pointed out, is that Government is yet to formally indicate to him its reasons for wanting him to retire. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had confirmed to reporters last Thursday that the President had asked the PCA Head to retire because of his age.The former Chancellor of the Judiciary believes that age is not a practical reason for asking someone to retire as age does not render someone incompetent or incapable of executing his/her duties.Moreover, Justice Kennard was said he was “shocked and upset” after being informed by his secretary while on vacation that a letter of his termination was sent to his office. He also contended that the timeframe in which Government gave him to retire was unfair, especially for a senior officer of his capacity.Nevertheless, Justice Kennard indicated that he would not be challenging Government’s decision, but was merely requesting that his retirement date be pushed to the end of March so he could complete his work.last_img read more

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Martin’s misfortune benefits Skinner

first_imgDriving a Ford truck sponsored by Bad Boy Mowers, a company from his hometown of Batesville, Ark., Martin hoped to give owners the Wood Brothers their first win since 2001. Instead, he found himself taking an unplanned spin through the infield grass before he even reached the start/finish line, and finished 23rd. “The thing kinda lifted up, started spinning its wheels and I got behind on the steering,” Martin said. Skinner was more than happy to take advantage. Along with Martin, he had one of the best trucks of the night (Martin led the most laps, 45, to Skinner’s 43). “You know, I’ve lost so many races being right where Mark was and ending up where he did,” Skinner said. “Doggone, it’s time we won one.” Skinner said he couldn’t quite remember where exactly he was born in Ontario. “You know, I turn 50 this year. I can’t even remember stuff that happened last month,” he said. “I’d have to check my birth certificate. “I’ve hit a lot of walls.” Jack Sprague finished third, followed by Carl Edwards and Ted Musgrave. Johnny Benson, Todd Bodine, Kevin Harvick, Rick Crawford and Mike Bliss rounded out the top 10. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FONTANA – How much disappointment can one heart take? Five days after his Daytona500 dreams were crushed by the narrowest of margins, Mark Martin seemed in line to at least have one happy night during the San Bernardino County 200 at California Speedway. “Mark Martin is probably the best race car driver outside of Dale Earnhardt to ever put on a helmet,” Skinner said. “He had us tonight. I don’t know if he missed a shift. I had to do the slowest restart all night. “Ron and Mark got together a bit. I would’ve rather finished 15th and wrecked Mark for the win. Hornaday said that while he’d apologize if he saw Martin, he felt the leader was too slow coming to the line. “There are only two people who know what happened, and that’s Mark and I,” Hornaday said. “Mark knows he tried to get me out of the gas & I touched Mark, and it looked like he tried to come back up to block me from passing him. When he did, he was still off the ground a little bit and I spun him out. “I hate to see that, because Mark is such a clean racer and a great competitor. I wish it hadn’t (happened) or it was somebody else.” center_img But with five laps to go in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race and Martin leading the field to the start/finish line on a restart, Palmdale’s Ron Hornaday made contact with the sentimental favorite and sent his truck spinning into the infield. By the time the caution came out, Ontario native Mike Skinner passed both Hornaday and Martin, then held off the field on one final restart to win his 20th career truck series race. last_img read more

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Fort St. John RCMP seeks public’s help after a number of thefts over the long weekend

first_img“The majority of the reports included thefts of items from campsites in Peace Island Park,” a press release reads. “These thefts included Callaway, Cleveland and Ping brand golf clubs in a black Nike bag, camping accessories, and currency found in vehicles left unlocked.”The RCMP would like to speak to anyone who may have been camping or staying in the area that noted something that may assist in identifying any suspects.If you have information, contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250 787 8100, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.- Advertisement –last_img

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Rodgers must explain himself to Liverpool fans, not UEFA, says Platini

first_img Brendan Rodgers Michel Platini says UEFA will not consider any action against Liverpool for fielding a supposedly weakened side against Real Madrid, telling Brendan Rodgers he only has to explain himself to the club’s supporters.Rodgers left plenty of Reds fans – and former stars – angry with his decision to rest a string of regular players for the Champions League clash at the Bernabeu, seemingly with one eye on this weekend’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea.Champions League rules state clubs must field their strongest sides but UEFA will not be considering any sanctions, with the governing body’s president Platini stating:”First of all he has to explain to his fans why he put this team – not to me, not to you.“Are you sure it was not the best team? How can I say that? The coach of Liverpool, if I say something, he’ll say, ‘Oh, Michel Platini, I put my best team of the moment.’ And I would be stupid.“If I am the coach of Liverpool I say, ‘It’s my best team. How you can prove it’s not your best team?’ I can’t interfere with that.“I think we give a lot of money to the national associations, to the clubs to have their best teams. But they want to win, everybody, because there is the prize money, there is many things. The best team is what the coach put.”The second-string Liverpool side actually gave a good account of themselves in Madrid in the 1-0 defeat, leading Platini to joke Rodgers should have fielded a similar side in their previous meeting at Anfield a fortnight ago, when Real ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.He added when asked about the selection for the starting XI at the Bernabeu: “That is a good thing, because they put a better team now! Why they don’t change 15 days before when they lost 3-0?“You accuse the coach not to have put his best team 15 days ago? I cannot say to that. It’s the problem of the coach, it’s not my problem.” 1last_img read more

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Nursing schools get a boost

first_imgWHITTIER – Popular nursing programs at Rio Hondo and Cerritos community colleges will be able to serve more students and provide better equipment, thanks to a new infusion of nearly $800,000 in state grants.The colleges will receive three-year Nursing Capacity Building grants from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The grants are designed to help address the state’s nursing shortage by expanding enrollment in nursing programs. Rio Hondo will receive a $446,127 grant while Cerritos will get $346,137 in grant funds, officials said. “We’re thrilled,” said Jenine Nolan, dean of Cerritos College’s Health Occupations Division. “The increased funding will enable us to enroll additional students into the program and to develop strategies \ improve student success.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventKathleen Mitzen, Rio Hondo’s director of health sciences, said the nursing shortage is expected to continue until at least 2020. That’s because it takes time to graduate the nursing students – about two years – and with the average age of nurses being about 48 or 49 years old, Mitzen said many are expected to retire in the next 10 to 20 years. “I don’t think we’re going to see a great increase in the numbers (of nurses) for a while,” she added. “We do what we can every year to increase that, but it’s going to be a continuing problem for many years.” At Cerritos College, officials say the money will go toward expanding enrollment in the nursing program and students’ use of human simulators – or mannequin-like devices in the classroom that create a realistic patient-care experience for students. Mitzen said Rio Hondo will also use its grant to increase the numbers of students in its nursing program from the current 84 to 96, as well as for a minor remodeling of its Skills Center and a new computer lab for research and computer-assisted learning. The Skills Center is a simulated hospital setting at the college, Mitzen said. “The Chancellor’s Office is responding to a need and they’ve really made a lot of money available now for schools,” Mitzen said. “So we’re very proud and very happy to expand our programs.” For more information, call the nursing progarms at Rio Hondo College at (562) 692-0921 or Cerritos College at (562) 860-2451. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Letterkenny man drink-driving on horse and trap sent to prison

first_imgA Letterkenny man, who was found drink-driving a horse and trap at 2.45 in the morning has been sent to prison after his ‘luck run out’.On November 2, 2016, Danny Connors was observed driving the horse-drawn carriage between two lanes of the Neil T Blaney Road. Connors, who was ‘highly intoxicated’, sped off after being pursued by Gardai.Connors (44) of 7 Canal Road, Letterkenny, was sentenced to two months imprisonment after threatening Gardai with an iron bar and two glass bottles as they approached him.Connors, who has 31 previous convictions, dismounted at Canal Road and held up an iron bar to Gardai, Inspector Sean Grant said.Connors then picked up two glass bottles and waved them at the approaching officers, who pepper sprayed and arrested the defendant.Defence solicitor Michael Shiel said Connors ‘was dying to take the horse out’.“He got the horse a day or two before it,” Mr Shiel told Letterkenny District Court.“I asked him why he took the horse and trap out at half-past two in the morning. He hadn’t had a chance to take it out and he was dying to get out on the horse.“He realises that it was an act of lunacy. It was a crazy act to do. He had drink taken and his judgement wasn’t the best.”Asked why he had taken off when Gardai attempted to stop him, Connors claimed he couldn’t control the horse and he tried to steer back home.Connors pleaded guilty to the charges of attempting to drive an animal-propelled vehicle while drunk and resisting arrest.“This incident is particularly graphic,” said Judge Paul Kelly. “He took an unfortunate animal out in that condition onto an extremely busy road at that out of the morning.“He then tried to get away from Gardai and picked up a bar and bottles. His luck has run out.”Judge Kelly sentenced Connors to two months in prison and issued a fine of €250.Recognisance in the event of an appeal was set on Connors’ own bond of €400.Letterkenny man drink-driving on horse and trap sent to prison was last modified: April 14th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Canal RoadDanny ConnorsInspector Sean GrantJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMichael ShielNeil T Blaney Roadlast_img read more

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MAJELLA HAS SAVED THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS IRISH WOMEN – ACTRESS SMURFIT

first_imgMajella O’Donnell has saved the lives of countless Irish women, according to Hollywood actress Victoria Smurfit.The stunning actress says Majella’s brave decision to have her hair shaved on live television was inspirational.And she says her honesty will help other Irish women to go forward and have themselves checked for cancer. “Oh bless her heart. I have such admiration for her. I didn’t see it but I admire Majella for doing it, as taboos aren’t lifted and conversations are kept I hushed tones until someone opens up about it.“She has taken it to the next level, which should give women the courage to park the wig, should they choose,” she said.Victoria says Majella’s decision to go on the Late Late Show to have her hair shaved off will have been worth it – if she even only helps one woman.“If her honesty drives just one woman to the clinic to b checked then her fears of going on live television will have been worth it,” she said. The money from Majella’s headshave for the Irish Cancer Society is still rolling in with more than €500,000 already pledged. MAJELLA HAS SAVED THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS IRISH WOMEN – ACTRESS SMURFIT was last modified: October 6th, 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:cancerheadshaveLate Late ShowMajella O’DonnellVictoria Smurfitlast_img read more

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Serie A: Juventus seek return to winning ways at home to Udinese

first_imgJuventus are coming off a 3-1 loss to Lazio. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Hellas Verona vs TorinoStadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, VeronaSunday, 15-12-2019 @2:30pmVerona and Torino face off in a midtable Serie A scrap on Sunday, with time running out for the visitors to mount a top-six assault.Torino were expected to compete for a European place, having splashed out on Simone Verdi and kept their best players, but just two wins between mid-September and mid-November saw them tumble down the table.However, they have picked up form in recent weeks, just as Walter Mazzarri’s position became increasingly under threat, recording successive victories over Genoa and Fiorentina – both of which came without Andrea Belotti.The Granata take on Verona without Iago Falque and Lyanco, while Kevin Bonifazi and Simone Edera are doubts ahead of the trip to the Bentegodi.Hellas, for their part, have lost three of their last four matches, but they have been spared by their rivals’ own lack of form, which keeps them 11th – just two points behind their opponents this weekend.Ivan Juric will not be able to call on injured trio Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Daniel Bessa and Eddie Salcedo, whereas defender Pawel Dawidowicz is banned and therefore also unavailable.Worse yet, the Gialloblu have won just 13 of their 62 League meetings with Toro throughout history, drawing 23 and losing 26 of the other 49, although they are unbeaten in their last four encounters.Torino have not won three Serie A away games on the bounce since February 2015.Bologna vs AtalantaStadio Renato Dell’Ara, BolognaSunday, 15-12-2019 @5pmAtalanta are fresh off their historic Champions League triumph in Ukraine, which means Bologna can take advantage of the hangover.Gian Piero Gasperini’s men were greeted in Bergamo in the early hours of Wednesday morning after their incredible 3-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk secured a Champions League Round of 16 berth. It was an astonishing achievement in their first ever campaign, not to mention after losing the opening three games.Inevitably, that will have taken its toll on the squad, both emotionally and physically. They may well not be ready for battle at the weekend and injuries are also beginning to pile up. Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata are still on the treatment table, so Luis Muriel has to keep going, even though he looked far from sharp in Ukraine. Papu Gomez or Mario Pasalic could be rested in favour of Ruslan Malinovskyi.Bologna are fresh from a 3-2 defeat to Milan, which left them in joint 12th place with Fiorentina on just 16 points. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men managed only one win in their last six matches, a surprise 2-1 result away to Napoli.The defence is certainly an issue, keeping just two clean sheets all season, the most recent back on September 25 at Genoa. Mitchell Dijks, Ladislav Krejci and Roberto Soriano are still out of action, but Gary Medel returns from suspension to bolster the midfield. Rodrigo Palacio should once again lead off the attack, with Riccardo Orsolini pushing Andreas Skov-Olsen on to the bench.Bologna have lost their last seven Serie A meetings with Atalanta, home and away. Since a 3-0 home victory in November 2015, the Rossoblu scored four goals and conceded 15.Juventus vs UdineseAllianz Stadium, TorinoSunday, 15-12-2019 @5pmJuventus look to get back to winning ways in Serie A against relegation battlers Udinese, but have a decimated midfield.After suffering their first defeat of the campaign against Lazio, Juve will try to regain some momentum in the title race. Despite Inter being held by Roma, the Bianconeri’s defeat at the Olimpico means that they fell two points behind the leaders.Aaron Ramsey and Blaise Matuidi could re-enter Maurizio Sarri’s starting XI as part of a midfield reshuffle due to Miralem Pjanic’s ban. Sami Khedira and Giorgio Chiellini are out of action, but Rodrigo Bentancur could rush his comeback from injury to start.Furthermore, Juan Cuadrado is also suspended due to his red card against Lazio.While the question of whether Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala can co-exist on the pitch was given an affirmative answer in Leverkusen, it is unlikely we’ll see Sarri risk that from the start. After Dybala was substituted on for Federico Bernardeschi, Juventus became much more threatening. But in a match that was relatively meaningless for Juventus, it may not play too much on Sarri’s mind.This time, it’s Pipita who is expected to drop to the bench, especially as Dybala has scored seven Serie A goals past Udinese and contributed six assists.Udinese are continuing to struggle to find the goals this year – they’ve only scored 10 times in Serie A so far. Kevin Lasagna and Stefano Okaka will likely lead the attack, but it may very well be a fruitless effort for Luca Gotti’s side. That said, Udinese did get a surprising point in their last outing against Napoli, so they may very well have some confidence going into this encounter.Seko Fofana is in line to start for Udinese in midfield alongside Rolando Mandragora and Walace. The trio will have a job on their hands to feed their goal starved strike force while containing the likes of Ronaldo and Higuain.This fixture has not ended in a Serie A draw since 1990, followed by 20 home wins and five Udinese victories.AC Milan vs Sassuolo Stadio Guiseppe Meazza, MilanSunday, 15-12-2019 @5pmMilan are starting to find their feet with coach Stefano Pioli and hope for a third consecutive victory as they host tricky Sassuolo.The Rossoneri are unbeaten in their last three games, after drawing 1-1 at home with Napoli they defeated Parma 1-0 away before running out 3-2 winners at Bologna on Sunday. That run has allowed them to climb into the top 10 and build some much-needed confidence.Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek ended his six-game drought in front of goal, while Giacomo Bonaventura has scored two in his last three games. Theo Hernandez is remarkably their joint top scorer this season with four, despite being a left-back.Although it ultimately was a nervous ending to the 3-2 result at Bologna, that remains Milan’s best performance of the season and their fans will hope a sign of things to come. Leo Duarte is out until the New Year following ankle surgery, while Mattia Caldara is making his way back to fitness. Don’t expect many changes, as we could see the same XI start for the third game running.Sassuolo, on the other hand, are winless in their last three league games and fell to a shock home defeat in the Coppa Italia to Perugia.The Emilia-Romagna club threw away a two-goal lead against Cagliari at the weekend to draw 2-2 at the Mapei Stadium. Domenico Berardi scored his eighth goal of the season, a great way to mark his return from injury, followed by a Filip Djuricic strike. Berardi will however regret the missed penalty when it was still 2-1, as Daniele Ragatzu snatched a last-gasp equaliser.Coach Roberto De Zerbi’s side have drawn both their last two league games 2-2, albeit against high-flying Juventus and Cagliari. Gregoire Defrel and Vlad Chiriches are still out of action, but there could be a tactical adjustment. It’s rumoured De Zerbi could switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation, allowing him to use Berardi, Djuricic and Jeremie Boga behind Francesco Caputo.Berardi is famously a nightmare for Milan, as he has put eight goals past them – along with three assists – in 10 Serie A encounters. It’s also a reunion with former Rossoneri youth product Manuel Locatelli.Expect this game to be wide open, as the home side have rediscovered what it is like to win two games on the bounce for the first time since September and will want to make it three out of three.Milan lost four of their first six Serie A meetings with Sassuolo, but are now unbeaten in the last six encounters, including five victories.Roma vs SPALStadio Olimpico, RomeSunday, 15-12-2019 @8pmBottom side SPAL will find it tough to end a run of nine league games without a win, as they face a Roma side buoyed by a draw at leaders Inter last weekend.Roma currently sit fifth in Serie A after last week’s 0-0 result at San Siro, and they will be confident of keeping the pressure on rivals Cagliari and Lazio ahead, as the return of key players from injury has seen an upturn in recent results. Comfortable wins over Brescia and Verona highlighted Roma’s attacking threat, and they will fancy their chances on Sunday coming up against a depleted SPAL backline.With SPAL expected to sit deep and rely on the counter to beat Paulo Fonseca’s side, the creativity of the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luca Pellegrini and Nicolò Zaniolo will be key, as it would be expected to see a handful of changes from what was a more defensive minded XI for the trip to Milan.Edin Dzeko should return to lead the line, however there are a handful of injury concerns once again, and coming off the back of a late scare against Wolfsberg in the Europa League, where they could only scrape the required 2-2 draw on Thursday, there are still worries for Fonseca’s side.Long-term injuries for Bryan Cristante, Javier Pastore and Davide Zappacosta see them ruled out, whilst Davide Santon and probably also Chris Smalling are out until the New Year. Justin Kluivert missed the trip to Milan with a thigh problem, but could return.SPAL fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Brescia last weekend, courtesy of a Mario Balotelli goal, moving them to the bottom of Serie A, and three points from safety.A common theme throughout the season, SPAL wasted plenty of chances, racking up an xG of 1.92 and 19 shots as they dominated the game, but chance conversion is becoming a real issue for Semplici’s side, who have only scored nine goals all season.A dive into the xG statistics highlights just how wasteful SPAL have been, under-performing by 7.45 goals, and their defensive worries are an added cause for concern, particularly when coming up against such a potent Roma attack.There was a tactical tweak from manager Semplici which saw them opt for a 4-2-3-1 for the first time this season, enforced by injuries, and this creates a further issue ahead of Sunday’s game, as they try and keep Roma at bay.SPAL are without long-term absentees Marco D’Alessandro and Mohamed Fares, whilst Federico Di Francesco and Jacopo Sala are still recovering from injuries. Arkadiusz Reca completes the lengthy injury list, whilst Jasmin Kurtic is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season.SPAL were the only side to beat Roma home and away last season.Fiorentina vs Inter MilanStadio Artemio Franchi, FlorenceSunday, 15-12-2019 @10:45pmStruggling Fiorentina host current leaders Inter, who are aiming to bounce back following their midweek Champions League elimination.Antonio Conte stated his side gave everything against Barcelona, but must now focus towards claiming their first Scudetto since 2010. Whilst also keeping their eyes on Borussia Dortmund, Inter required a victory on Tuesday but eventually succumbed to 2-1 defeat at San Siro. Having finished third in their group, the Nerazzurri will have to continue their journey through the Europa League.The previous match day proved to be frustrating for Inter following a 0-0 draw at home to Roma, as title challengers Juventus fell to 3-1 defeat to Lazio. The lead increased to two points and they’ll be hoping to at least keep that stable going into the winter break.Lautaro Martinez’s recent form and partnership with Romelu Lukaku is becoming a frightening prospect for opposition defences, scoring 18 goals between them in Serie A this season.Fiorentina fell to a 2-1 defeat away to Torino last Sunday despite having 59 per cent of the possession and more shots on goal. Cristian Ansaldi scored an excellent counter attacking goal in the 72nd minute which proved to be a decisive strike following Martin Caceres’ injury time consolation finish. Vincenzo Montella is feeling the pressure having now lost four consecutive matches and President Rocco Commisso is out of patience.To make matters worse, news came through Franck Ribery requires surgery on his ankle and won’t play again in 2019. German Pezzella is hoping to make his comeback with a protective mask after fracturing his cheekbone.It means 19-year-old Dusan Vlahovic is expected to continue leading the line with Federico Chiesa, who has been repeatedly linked with a move to Inter.Meanwhile Roberto Gagliardini and Antonio Candreva could be back in Conte’s squad, but Alexis Sanchez, Stefano Sensi and Nicolò Barella remain out.Rumours of Montella’s dismissal have been circulating in recent weeks and so a positive result will be required, as they also face Champions League hopefuls Roma next week.Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last five matches at home to Inter, with three victories and two draws. Their last defeat at the Stadio Artemio Franchi was in February 2014.Upcoming fixture – Monday, 16-12-2019-Cagliari vs Lazio @10:45pmComments Tags: AC MilanInter MilanjuventusSerie AUdineselast_img read more

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Penza: If this is Humboldt State football’s final home game ever, give them the send-off they deserve

first_imgArcata >> The sounds of chainsaws at the Redwood Bowl during September, October and November have been customary with every Ja’Quan Gardner touchdown run or Robert Webber scoring pass over the past four years.Based on how they’ve played, there’s been plenty of revving of engines, plenty to celebrate at the Redwood Bowl along the way.Saturday is the Humboldt State football team’s final regular-season game of 2017.There’s a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title on the line. …last_img

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BarkingMad rehomes lost companions

first_imgAnimal professionals help BarkingMad where needed when it comes to properly managing and caring for animals that are either about to be rehomed or are currently in the care of their owners.  (Image: BarkingMad, via Facebook)By providing the link between the public and animal shelters around the country, BarkingMad facilitates the rehoming of abandoned and abused domestic animals with caring individuals and families.BarkingMad also functions as a central point where owners can be reunited with lost and found pets. Its network includes participating veterinary clinics and animal shelters throughout South Africa.The organisation is supported by members of the public and corporations, in turn allowing it to help animal shelters with the finances needed to feed and house animals waiting to be adopted, or waiting to be collected by their owners.Another key function of the organisation is helping pet owners to find new homes for their pets when they are no longer able to care for them because of issues such as relocation or illness.Animal professionals help BarkingMad where needed when it comes to properly managing and caring for animals that are either about to be rehomed or are currently in the care of their owners. This help is available for free to those who need it.By providing the link between the public and animal shelters around the country, BarkingMad facilitates the rehoming of abandoned and abused domestic animals with caring individuals and families.HOW TO GET INVOLVEDIf you’re looking for a new animal companion, you can browse through the BarkingMad list of animals on its website or visit the animal shelter on the network nearest to you to find a pet to add to your family.Similarly, if you have a pet you are no longer able to properly care for, you can contact the organisation via email at network@barkingmad.co.za or telephonically on 063 040 6071.There are other options regarding how to get involved. You can sponsor a pet at one of the homes to keep them healthy and fed; you can also volunteer your time at one of the shelters to walk the dogs or help in their rehabilitation and training.BarkingMad also has a range of merchandise for sale through the Pink Pitbull Trading Company. The proceeds go to supporting the various homes and facilitating the rehoming of the animals.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more