Youth climate strikes sweep Asia ahead of UN Climate Action Summit

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? 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It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Activism, Climate, Climate Activism, Climate Change, Climate Change And Extinction, Climate Change And Extreme Weather, Climate Change Policy, Climate Change Politics, Climate Justice, Extreme Weather, Global Warming, United Nations When Super-Hurricane Haiyan descended on the Philippines in 2013, it not only left behind more than 7,400 casualties and nearly $5 billion in destruction. It also helped birth a strong youth climate justice movement.That movement is now surging across Southeast Asia, with major climate strikes by students in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia on September 20.Such acts of defiance are not easy in Asia, where deference and obedience to parents and elders is deeply ingrained. But with the whole world at risk, Asia’s young people are in the streets and determined to save the future for their nations and themselves. Young social worker Marinel Ubaldo in a lone protest at Shell Philippines’ Manila headquarters, September 19, 2018. A victim of typhoon Haiyan, Ubaldo uses her voice to demand corporate accountability and push for stronger climate adaptation in high-risk communities. Image by Geric Cruz / Greenpeace Philippines.MANILA, the Philippines – In 2013, Marinel Ubaldo was just 16 years old and Matarinaw, her seaside village in Eastern Samar, was paradise. She considered herself a simple barrio lass who found contentment in collecting seashells for decorative uses and sea cucumbers for dinner. Sometimes, she went out onto the Pacific Ocean along with his father, a local fisherman. Life was simple, quiet, happy.She was aware, yet blissfully ignorant, of climate change.In that same year, Super-Hurricane Haiyan descended on the Philippines. It arrived on November 3 and left eight days later leaving behind at least 7,417 casualties, more than a thousand people missing and $4.9 billion in damages. The storm placed seven provinces under a state of disaster and caused a humanitarian crisis. The most ravaged areas were Samar and Leyte, where 90 percent of infrastructures and homes were flattened to the ground.Local and provincial governments assumed that Matarinaw had been blotted off the map, and with mountain boulders covering access roads, no help arrived. In the weeks that followed, Ubaldo and her family lived in forlorn hope on stray cans of sardines that washed ashore. She remembers the once blue sea of her childhood littered with corpses and the air reeking of rotting flesh. Whenever the winds growled, she shivered and cried. The slightest rainfall today has the same impact, making her uneasy.Yet Ubaldo carried inside her determination unusual in someone so young. “Haiyan changed my life and changed me,” she tells Mongabay. “I was forced to grow up. I felt helpless but I know I have to survive.”Youth from Thailand march to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, demanding that the Thai government prioritize climate change. Image by Climate Strike Thailand.Dedication to the climate crisisWithin a year, Ubaldo was devoting her time to learning more about climate change and its impacts – and what she could do on the ground as a social worker. Now age 22, she organized the Philippines first youth climate strike last May in Tacloban and with the same fervor, led the climate mobilization on September 20, 2019.“Climate justice has become my advocacy. It’s imbued in my heart, body and spirit,” she says. “I know I can change this reactive response to disasters and if policymakers are really concerned for our welfare, then they should listen.”The protest in Tacloban is part of Youth 4 Climate Philippines, a nationwide youth-led series of strikes buoyed by a shared love for the environment, and a common fear of climate change. It  is part of the Global Climate Strike movement, which in turn was inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg. She will be leading a major student protest on September 23rd as the United Nations meets for its Climate Action Summit – an event where the world’s nations are supposed to increase their 2015 Paris Climate Agreement carbon reduction pledges.“Climate Change strikes hard, but the YOUTH will strike harder!” goes the group’s catchphrase “Let’s step up for the planet!” says another. The momentum, ignited by Thunberg’s original lone protest back home in Europe, has engaged Philippine youths in 28 locations to do the same: skip school to hold rallies, workshops and talks from September 20, and through the UN declared “Climate Week,” September 27.Artist Krishna Ariola merges her art with climate change advocacy. Hailing from Bacolod City, she painted her inspiration: fellow activists from Negros. One of her paintings carries this message: “You had your future, give us ours.” Image by Geric Cruz / Greenpeace Philippines.A personal battle for a global causeThe Philippines is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, and Ubaldo is among the thousands of youth who have experienced the catastrophic impacts first-hand. Their stories of survival have fueled staunch advocacy, imbued with the will to assure they never experience those horrors again.What frequently bogged them down at first was their strategy: How and where could they most effectively voice their advocacy? But after global calls for youth protest, they found many kindred spirits through Facebook. Since March 14, their page has received more than 5,000 likes and follows and resulted in the creation of sister pages.Their protests have also received blessings from adults, including education departments and some school heads. On September 17, the national education department issued a memorandum addressed to regional directors, school division superintendents and public and private school heads requesting that schools “excuse students who will be joining the localized climate strike provided that parental/legal guardian consent is given.”The Philippine Youth for Climate protests are anchored on six major demands: that the government declare a climate emergency; that the nation phase out coal and other fossil fuels in the energy supply chain; that it make a speedy transition to renewables that secure jobs and livelihoods; that it safeguard the rights of indigenous peoples and environment defenders; that it strengthen the country’s adaptation and resilience strategies; and that the Philippines government offer support for local climate solutions.These sweeping demands have fostered all manner of creative individual expression of protest among young participants. Krishna Ariola, 22, for example, used her skills as a watercolor artist as a means of demonstrating, and painted scenes of fellow youth in dissent against multinational company Shell, an oil and gas superpower.“I brought along my fellow youth advocates from Negros, using my hands [to relay] their messages!” she says, pointing to the faces in her artwork. “I’m not the only one with this message for Shell. We have had major wins fighting fossil fuels in Negros but that will amount to nothing if the bigger problem is not solved and that is … that major corporations like Shell should face the people and use their resources to mitigate climate change.”A vegetarian for 16 years, Ariola was raised in a family that was conscious of its carbon footprint. After college, she drew inspiration from “a circle of young, feisty … advocates,” and together they followed the activist path seeking climate justice.Acting now is important, says Ariola, as climate change will negatively impact the future of today’s youth. “We are young, we have dreams. Our parents did not nurture and send us to school for us to just protest every day,” she says. “But at this point, we don’t have a choice – what’s the point of studying and working hard if we die because of one typhoon?”Taking to the streets, however, poses high security risks in Negros, a fact of which Ariola and her group are aware. The island of Negros, in the major island group of Visayas, is a hotbed of civilian and activist killings – with 87 recorded deaths as of July. Seven military infantry battalions and 300 police forces are stationed on the island to quell public dissent.Ariola’s group is cautious but unstoppable. “We are careful because we are a youth group. But many sectors, including civil groups and the Church, are making sure that the youth’s voice is heard. Even if we want to rally and we can, we are looking out for the safety of our friends,” she says.The youth from Ilocos Norte protesting after a coastal clean-up. They’re part of Youth 4 Climate Philippines, which has carried out youth climate strikes in at least 27 locations around the country. Image by Youth 4 Climate Philippines.Stand up, Southeast Asia!The Philippines isn’t alone. The tide of youth revolution has reached the shores of other Southeast Asian countries. Climate strikes were initiated by female climate justice advocates and occurred on September 20 in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia.The demonstrations, says organizer and Mongabay intern Nanticha Ocharoenchai, were a risk in themselves, as Asian cultures consider rallies to be “disrespectful to the elderly,” with parents and other elders often viewing such actions as unbecoming or even violent.“We get a lot of support from students in international schools, but not so much from Thai schools,” the 22-year-old communications graduate says. “Going to rallies is not a nice image. Students are not supposed to stand up… There’s a collective culture that values the hierarchy of seniority.”Ubaldo agrees: “As children, we’re always told that when older people are talking, we shouldn’t butt in. We have to be quiet and we just let them talk.”The Asian climate protests pose real risks for young people. For example, Thai schools conduct major annual examinations and some youth activists who attended May demonstrations were at risk of being suspended, which could affect their futures. But despite the risk, many volunteers are willing to join the dissent and add their voices to the fight.“If there’s no strike at all, that means that no one is demanding anything,” Ocharoenchai says. “At least [with the strike] Thailand has a representation. With this, we are creating awareness. We can do collective impact but in the end, it’s the government who would be responsible.”The youth activists Mongabay spoke with say that climate justice is at a tipping point in their regions, and they are hopeful that their voices, backed by collective mobilization, could make policymakers listen.Making the protests positive, rather than focusing on negativity, is thought to be a potential key to success. “Sometimes when we talk about climate change, there’s a lot of negativities,” Ocharoenchai says. “[I ask myself] Does what you do really matter? Will it really save us?”She found her answer while trekking in a Khao Luang National Park in Sukhothai last year. Surrounded by the verdant tree canopy which she adores, and viewing breathtaking expanses of mountain and sky, Ocharoenchai understood her mission: “Even if this is the last [natural place] left on earth, it’s worth protecting. It’s too beautiful and too precious to give up and I’m sure there’s more places like that on earth,” she concludes.For Ubaldo the motivation is different. “One day my nieces and nephews will get older and I will have children. When I tell them about climate change, I want … to narrate a story of how we [the youth] fought,” she says. “We stood up against it. We acted, we spoke up, we fought.”As heads of state, policymakers and stakeholders convene at the United Nations Climate Action Summit tomorrow, the youth of the world will be watching and they will be acting.Banner image caption: Climate strike in Manilla, the Philippines. Image by Climate Strike Manilla.This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 300 news outlets worldwide to strengthen coverage of the climate story.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. 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FC Metz : deuxième chance pour la montée en Ligue 1

first_imgGuerre des barragesLa lutte pour les barrages d’accession continuera par ailleurs de faire rage. Lens (6e, 54 points), légèrement décroché du top 5 – qualificatif pour les pré-barrages -, a un déplacement difficile samedi à Brest (2e, 68 points). Troyes (3e, 61 points), qui tient la corde, affronte pour sa part Orléans (8e, 51 points) dès vendredi, tandis que Lorient (4e, 57 points) et le Paris FC (5e, 55 points) tenteront eux de sécuriser leur place respectivement lundi face à Auxerre (13e, 38 points) et vendredi contre Clermont (9e, 46 points).Et attention au retour du Havre, 7e à deux points de la 5e place : les Normands ont de plus un déplacement abordable à Châteauroux (14e).Pour rappel, les deux premiers du classement montent en L1. Un pré-barrage opposera le 4e au 5e sur un match, le vainqueur ira ensuite affronter le 3e. Le vainqueur se qualifiera pour le barrage d’accession en L1, contre le 18e de la première division et en matches aller-retour. Les deux derniers descendent en National 1, le 18e dispute un barrage avec le 3e de National 1.LQ/AFP Ils ont raté le coche face à Grenoble mardi (1-1) mais ne comptent pas laisser filer une deuxième occasion : les joueurs du leader Metz affrontent vendredi lors de la 35e journée de Ligue 2 le Red Star, lanterne rouge, pour valider définitivement leur montée en Ligue 1.Une victoire, et les Grenats décrocheront mathématiquement leur promotion, qui ne fait guère de doute au vu des 11 points d’avance qu’ils comptent au classement sur Troyes, 3e et premier non-détenteur d’un ticket direct pour la division supérieure.Dans ce duel des extrêmes, Christian Caminiti étrennera ses habits d’entraîneur des Parisiens – il a été nommé mercredi pour succéder à Vincent Doukantié, qui assurait l’intérim depuis le départ de Faruk Hadzibegic, fin mars. L’objectif du technicien – enclencher l’opération maintien du Red Star (20e, 27 points) – semble rude : sept points séparent le club francilien de Sochaux, barragiste, alors qu’il reste quatre matches. Partagerlast_img read more

Portugal-Luxembourg : syndrome de Stockholm, le retour ?

first_imgPerché sur son estrade, flanqué d’un casque avec traduction automatique et d’une interprète cloisonnée derrière une vitre façon Nations unies, le sélectionneur avait jeudi énormément plus d’arguments à faire valoir que d’habitude pour relativiser la possibilité d’un résultat.“On peut aussi leur rendre la vie très difficile”Au premier rang desquels, forcément, la présence sur le terrain d’un homme dont les talents résistent à toutes les mises en place adverses : Cristiano Ronaldo. «Il a eu une bonne idée de se remettre en question à son âge en allant à la Juventus Turin. Il est plus motivé que jamais et plus dur à gérer que jamais. Son jeu sans ballon est sans doute aujourd’hui le meilleur qu’il puisse avoir. Cela lui crée des espaces et des opportunités de marquer, rien que grâce à ses déplacements.»On se souvient également qu’au moment de l’annonce de sa liste pour ce match, il y a une semaine, au CFN de Mondercange, Holtz avait indiqué ne pas avoir «trouvé de faille à cette équipe», mais promis qu’il allait en chercher. Il s’est avoué vaincu devant la presse lusitanienne : «Je ne vois pas comment j’aurais fait. Non, ce n’est vraiment pas un hasard s’ils sont champions d’Europe et qu’ils viennent de remporter la Ligue des nations.»Et alors que personne n’ose évoquer ouvertement le souvenir douloureux et cuisant de cette trempe reçue à Stockholm (8-0) il y a maintenant deux ans, c’est le sélectionneur lui-même qui s’est lancé dans la comparaison, plus pour dire que tout peut arriver plutôt que pour faire peur : «Rappelez-vous de cette expérience en Suède. On n’est jamais à l’abri d’un tel résultat négatif. Mais on peut aussi leur rendre la vie très difficile. Tous les scénarios sont possibles.» À bien l’écouter, le plus probable reste quand même le plus humiliant. D’autant qu’après leur succès à Belgrade, les Lusitaniens feraient un petit pas supplémentaire vers la qualification en faisant respecter la logique.Le Luxembourg est coincé. Il va devoir faire avec cette réalité du moment : il s’avance en victime expiatoire, sans égard pour ses monumentaux progrès des derniers mois. Un carton ne remettrait rien en cause. Par contre, une performance à la hauteur de ce qu’ils ont montré jusque-là dans ces éliminatoires les ferait entrer dans la cour des grands. Alors, au diable le syndrome de Stockholm…A Lisbonne, Julien Mollereau Partager [Éliminatoires Euro-2020] Les Roud Léiwen affrontent ce vendredi soir le champion d’Europe portugais devant 50 000 spectateurs à Lisbonne. En espérant que ça ne tourne pas au drame, comme en Suède il y a de ça deux ans maintenant.L’endroit est vertigineux. L’un des chauffeurs chargé de l’acheminement de la délégation luxembourgeoise, en descendant de son véhicule, a eu beau assurer, caché derrière une moustache souriante et donc ironique, que «le vert est la couleur de l’espoir», pénétrer dans cet énorme stade Alvalade, fief du Sporting, pour les hommes de Luc Holtz, est plus la promesse d’une soirée compliquée qu’autre chose. Les exceptionnels matches contre l’Ukraine et la Serbie lors de débuts extrêmement réussis dans ce groupe B n’y changent rien, il y a un respect inné dû aux têtes couronnées.Les Roud Léiwen le savent. Le sélectionneur a même pour une fois rangé le discours fleuri de l’homme qui fait passer le jeu avant tout autre chose, même dans les moments les plus inattendus. On ne fait pas de «tralalas» quand on se retrouve face au champion d’Europe avec un secteur offensif qui ferait trembler n’importe quelle nation mondiale : «Il va falloir faire beaucoup d’efforts de courses. On aura moins de plaisir que d’habitude, il faudra plus défendre. Mais si on le fait bien, alors on pourra peut-être avoir un peu de plaisir. Et si nos joueurs sont à leur niveau, alors on pourra même se créer des occasions.»last_img read more

[Euro] Les cinq leçons du parcours des Roud Léiwen

first_img4. Le milieu va parler cap-verdienLeandro Barreiro occupe bien le milieu (Photo : Jeff Lahr).La puissance, la maîtrise technique et la force de projection de Christopher Martins ont cruellement manqué devant la défense toute cette deuxième partie de campagne. Mais en son absence, celui qu’on pouvait légitimement supposer comme étant son binôme en devenir, Leandro Barreiro, a progressivement endossé un costume de patron qui le désigne, effectivement, comme le complément idéal de «Kiki». Infatigable gratteur de ballons, adepte du jeu simple quand son aîné n’adore rien tant que d’aller provoquer balle au pied, il a montré contre le Portugal qu’il a déjà franchi un palier monumental sur cette campagne (neuvième joueur le plus utilisé).«On leur aurait causé plus de problèmes avec…» Dans la bouche de Luc Holtz, vous pouvez remplacer les points de suspension par le nom que vous voulez puisqu’il a prononcé cette phrase en la complétant avec les noms de ses deux récupérateurs à l’une ou l’autre occasions, dans cette campagne.Ce fut patent avec Lars Gerson ou Florian Bohnert en dépannage dans l’entrejeu. Aussi avec un vrai spécialiste du poste, Chris Philipps, qui doit d’abord penser à lui par les temps qui courent et se trouver un point de chute pour repartir de l’avant. Olivier Thill, avec son volume de jeu, pourrait faire illusion mais le sélectionneur le préfère nettement un cran plus haut.Le seul finalement, et c’est une divine surprise, qui ait semblé pouvoir assurer un passage de témoin, c’est un Aldin Skenderovic revenu de nulle part et qu’on n’avait presque plus vu sur un terrain avec la sélection depuis juin 2018. C’est une bonne nouvelle mais cela n’empêche pas le «problème» de rester entier. Une dépendance se fait jour à ces deux garçons qui ont une moyenne d’âge de 20 ans et demi. Une paire d’avenir pour les dix prochaines années ? Ce n’est pas exclu puisque Martins semble enfin apte à s’imposer dans un grand championnat (la Suisse, avec les Young Boys) et que Barreiro ne devrait plus tarder à avoir un peu plus sa chance à Mayence. On a hâte de les revoir ensemble, en Nations League, faire la loi…5. L’expérience explose de tous côtésDaniel Sinani va atteindre le cap des 20 sélections (Photo : Jeff Lahr).À l’heure actuelle, les onze de départ des Roud Léiwen ne changent plus énormément. Luc Holtz était heureux d’affirmer qu’il avait trouvé un groupe à l’issue de la Nations League et qu’il serait difficile d’y pénétrer.On le ressent d’autant plus aujourd’hui que c’est carrément une équipe qui se dessine. Holtz a utilisé 23 joueurs sur cette campagne mais 8 ont littéralement servi de «béquilles» jouant, tout cumulé, l’équivalent de moins d’un match et demi soit 135 minutes sur 720 possibles. Restent 15 joueurs, c’est grosso-modo 11 titulaires et leurs 3 remplaçants. Avec plusieurs cadres quasi inamovibles : Jans et Gerson R., les seuls joueurs de champ à avoir joué l’intégralité de la campagne (en plus de Moris aux buts) et 6 autres éléments aux alentours des 600 minutes effectives (L. Gerson, Chanot, Carlson, O. Thill, V. Thill, Barreiro). Kiki Martins y serait sans sa pubalgie.Bref, ce n’est plus une ossature, c’est un squelette et il est en marche. La preuve : alors que tout le monde s’attarde sur l’âge moyen de cette équipe ultrajeune, elle accumule une expérience folle en très peu de temps. À 27 ans, Laurent Jans compte déjà 63 sélections. Vincent Thill fêtera théoriquement en mars sa 30e cape à 20 ans seulement. Leandro Barreiro (19) et Danel Sinani (22) seront bientôt à 20 capes, Dirk Carlson (21), Olivier Thill (22) et Gerson Rodrigues (24) lorgnent eux les 25, tandis que Christopher Martins (22) pointe à 38 et en serait à 44 sans sa blessure.Dan Da Mota, l’actuel joueur le plus capé du groupe avec 98 apparitions sous le maillot des Roud Léiwen, qui est un point de référence assez pertinent de par la précocité de son entrée à la FLF, avait par exemple dû attendre ses 25 ans pour fêter sa 25e cape.C’est donc un vécu énormissime pour une génération de cette envergure, qui dessine une maturité internationale très précoce. Alors que tous les observateurs s’accordent à dire que ce n’est désormais plus qu’une question de temps, encore faut-il se poser la question : combien de temps ? Peut-être celui que leurs clubs prendront à leur faire, à tous, confiance.Julien Mollereau Ce ne sera pas la dernière, même si ce sera moins flagrant. Un ballon contrôlé de la main à Belgrade, sur le troisième but de la Serbie (3-2), plus une poussette dans le dos de Jans sur le deuxième but portugais (0-2) alors qu’il restait cinq minutes à jouer pour clôturer. Quatre approximations fatales, à chaque fois contre une équipe top 30 ? On n’a même pas besoin de penser qu’il y a intentionnalité pour spéculer sur le fait que ce n’est pas un hasard non plus et que c’est humain, venant du corps arbitral.Mieux vaut risquer la boulette au détriment du Luxembourg qu’au détriment d’un vice-champion d’Europe ou d’un outsider sérieux du prochain Euro (l’Ukraine). Mais le décompte de Luc Holtz prend de l’épaisseur. Si les coups de sifflet qui n’ont strictement jamais bénéficié au Grand-Duché (il paraît pourtant que ça s’équilibre sur une campagne, non ?) avaient été mieux répartis ou même donnés dans l’autre sens, oui, les Roud Léiwen auraient fini une campagne historique – dans ce siècle – à sept points.On n’en tire aucun enseignement majeur si ce n’est que le pays doit encore s’installer dans le paysage et compter sur les résultats qu’il pourrait faire dans l’avenir pour rééquilibrer la façon dont il est regardé.2. Il y a enfin des buteurs de rechangeGerson Rodrigues (ici contre le Portugal) est l’une des révélations de cette campagne (Photo : Gerry Schmit).On voulait attendre de voir ce que donneraient ces éliminatoires de l’Euro pour ne pas s’abrutir naïvement sur les chiffres trompeurs d’une Ligue des nations disputée contre San Marin, la Moldavie et le Belarus (onze buts inscrits en six matches). On a eu tort de ne pas l’écrire plus tôt : cette campagne a confirmé la tendance qui veut qu’Aurélien Joachim, longtemps seul au monde et qui a eu le courage de dire qu’il ne sait pas s’il reviendra un jour à son vrai niveau, compte non pas un, mais plusieurs successeurs.Dave Turpel, qui prend souvent pour tout le monde sur le front de l’attaque dès qu’il y a une critique à adresser, a passé qu’on le veuille ou non un vrai cap : même en jouant peu à Virton, même en étant trimballé à plusieurs postes en sélection où son temps de jeu reste réduit, il a planté 3 buts sur cette campagne. Sur les 13 derniers matches, il a marqué 2 fois plus que sur les 38 premiers. Ça sent le mûrissement.Gerson Rodrigues est sur le même ratio : 3 buts mais surtout une stature de match-winner et de faiseur de coups d’éclats. Parfois intenable contre des nations huppées et des défenseurs rompus à ce qui se fait de mieux au niveau continental, l’ailier gauche a confirmé en cette fin de campagne, malgré un coup de mou après l’été, que le centre de gravité déplacé dans les couloirs par Luc Holtz a une raison d’être.Trois en 24 capes pour Gerson, 6 buts en 51 sélections pour Turpel. Les temps de passage sont plutôt très bons. Il avait fallu 34 apparitions sous le maillot national à Joachim pour compter 3 réalisations et Turpel a encore 6 matches pour faire mieux que lui pour son septième but.On n’oublie pas deux garçons qui vont forcément très vite compter. L’un, Vincent Thill, quand il aura retrouvé à Orléans le rythme qui était le sien à Pau la saison passée, l’autre, Danel Sinani, qu’on sait grâce à l’Europa League largement en mesure de peser efficacement à un tel niveau. Sans oublier qu’avec Maurice Deville, Luc Holtz a peut-être enfin trouvé la pointe inusable qui lui fait défaut depuis que Joachim est en retrait par la faute de ses blessures à répétition de la saison passée. Bref, il y a une offre et un potentiel offensifs tout à fait séduisants. Les Roud Léiwen ont bouclé l’une de leurs campagnes de qualification d’Euro les plus abouties. Et riche en enseignements aussi…1. Les arbitres ne sont pas nos amisLuc Holtz a eu de quoi enrager avec l’arbitrage ! (Photo Julien Garroy)«On est enfin pris au sérieux, respectés.» La phrase est d’Anthony Moris et elle n’est qu’en partie vraie. Car si tous les adversaires de ce groupe B des éliminatoires de l’Euro-2020 sont ressortis de leurs matches contre le Luxembourg en lui tressant des lauriers, il y a une autre partie des acteurs du jeu qui n’ont pas témoigné de la même déférence à l’égard des Roud Léiwen : les arbitres. On dit souvent que les arbitres ne prêtent qu’aux riches, qu’on ne siffle pas de la même façon, par exemple, le Real Madrid et le F91 Dudelange. S’il y a un fond de vérité dans cet adage, alors le Luxembourg continue de traîner comme un boulet son statut de nain du continent.Le constat manque d’originalité puisque le sélectionneur a enfoncé le clou durant l’intégralité de l’année 2019. Il a même établi qu’avec la VAR, son équipe compterait «7 points au lieu de 4». Une vision fantaisiste ? Pas tant que ça. Refaisons le compte des erreurs d’arbitrage (minuscules aux lourdes conséquences ou évidentes) qui ont émaillé le parcours luxembourgeois. Il y a d’abord ce coup franc plus que très généreux accordé aux Ukrainiens (1-2) à l’aller et qui coûte un but dans les arrêts de jeu. Puis ce but de Christopher Martins annulé au retour (1-0) pour un hors-jeu que la vidéo a prouvé être inexistant et qui a suscité, déjà, cette réflexion de Holtz : «C’est la deuxième fois que l’arbitrage nous pique des points.» 3. L’axe défensif a un vrai problèmeAttention la semelle, M. Jans ! (Photo : Jeff Lahr)Le Luxembourg a un pris un quart de ses buts, ces neuf derniers mois, sur des phases de jeu gênantes, car parties de très loin, avec des infiltrations dans le dos de la défense centrale, ce que n’a pas manqué de relever Fernando Santos, le sélectionneur lusitanien, une fois la qualification acquise, notamment grâce à une très longue ouverture de Bernardo Silva et à un appel de Bruno Fernandes dans le dos d’une défense très mal alignée (0-1).Le mal était récurrent depuis un bout de temps, mais il a pris une ampleur plus symptomatique dimanche après-midi contre le champion d’Europe, avec un Lars Gerson et un Laurent Jans traînant au départ du ballon bien plus bas que l’homme sur lequel ils sont potentiellement censés s’aligner : Maxime Chanot.Où est le hic ? Un ballon perdu le long de la ligne de touche et très vite expédié dans le dos de la défense avait déjà permis à la Lituanie (2-1), lors du premier match de groupe, d’ouvrir le score au Barthel. C’est un génial petit ballon lobé dans le dos de l’axe qui avait aussi offert un but à l’Ukraine (1-2) au Grand-Duché, une ouverture à peine plus longue en amical contre Madagascar (3-3) avait fait mouche durant l’été.Cela ne pose pas que la responsabilité de la défense, mais aussi celle d’un entre-jeu sans doute trop permissif en la matière.Mais puisque la Lituanie a égalisé chez elle en balançant un dégagement dans la surface et que la Serbie a aussi scoré à l’aller après un duel perdu par Gerson, de la tête, plein axe, se pose la question de savoir comment s’exposer moins en jouant aussi haut. Kevin Malget, s’il ne s’était pas un peu enterré en scorant contre son camp à Dublin en amical, pourrait dans ce domaine rendre d’immenses services athlétiquement parlant, lui qui sait entrer dans les duels comme presque personne.Mais il semble évident que Luc Holtz privilégie largement les qualités de relanceurs de sa nouvelle paire fétiche, le duo Chanot-Gerson, auteure pour le coup d’une campagne raisonnablement bonne, si ce n’est plus. C’est donc vraisemblablement un cran plus haut qu’il faudra régler le problème, au départ du ballon, ainsi que dans la communication, une donnée fondamentale que cette équipe ne maîtrise pas encore et qu’elle va devoir développer dare-dare. Partagerlast_img read more

FC Metz : «2 tirs cadrés pour notre adversaire, 2 buts»

first_img Partager La feuille de matchLigue 1 de football (17e journée) A Nice (Allianz Riviera): Nice bat Metz 4 à 1 (2-0)Arbitre: J. PignardPossession de balle : Nice: 61 % Metz : 39 %Buts: Nice : Cyprien (10, 41 s.p.), Knepe Ganago (59), Lees-Melou (75) Metz : Niane (74)Avertissements: Metz : Boye (35), Centonze (82)Les équipes: Nice : Benitez – Burner, Dante (cap), Sarr, N’Soki – Atal (Knepe Ganago 29), Cyprien, Lees-Melou – Dolberg, Ounas (Thuram-Ulien 77), Claude Maurice (Boudaoui 69) / Entraîneur : Patrick VieiraMetz : Delecroix – Centonze, Sunzu, Boye, Udol – Maiga, Fofana (Cohade 74), Delaine (Mikautadze 83) – Traore, Diallo (cap) (Niane 50), Ambrose / Entraîneur: Vincent Hognon Le FC Metz s’est lourdement incliné samedi soir à Nice, 4-1. L’entraineur grenat, Vincent Hognon, déplore le manque de réalisme de son équipe… et celui, récurrent, de l’adversaire.“Encore une fois, 2 tirs cadrés pour notre adversaire, 2 buts. Et encore une fois nous sommes menés 2-0 à la mi-temps. On récupère de bons ballons, on a des situations, on a des occasions. Mais dans l’efficacité, nous sommes grandement défaillants dans les deux surfaces. A l’arrivée, Nice a eu 5 tirs cadrés et en a mis 4 au fond. On ne doit plus être des enfants dans les zones de vérité du football. On met des choses en place qui peuvent fonctionner et qui l’ont fait à Nice. Mais bim, à la fin, rien. Il faut grandir. Habibou Diallo est sorti sur un coup. Le médecin en saura plus dimanche mais je ne pense pas que ce soit grave”AFPlast_img read more

NBA MVP Curry fires respectable 74 in pro golf debut

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ’NBA Live 18’ to feature WNBA teams for first time ever Curry finished with three birdies, five bogeys, one double bogey and nine pars. He hit eight of 18 fairways while needing 27 putts and posted a better score than eight players in the morning session.“It was a day of firsts for everything,” Curry said. “First opportunity to play with these guys, first tee shot was crazy, first par I made trying to settle in and then obviously the first birdie was a really cool moment.”Curry said he was nervous on the first tee and compared it to the pressure of a NBA contest.“The feeling is the same,” he said. “The adrenaline rush is there but you have a whole lot more time to think about what is going on. The best guys out here are able to master those thoughts for five hours.“Soon as he said my name on the first tee I could barely feel my hands I had to take a deep breath. After third or fourth hole, it was just golf like normal.”ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Curry stood 11 strokes back of the leader Nicholas Thompson but managed to make three birdies and several difficult shots on the challenging Stonebrae course in Hayward, California.Curry got off to a inauspicious start as he began his round on the back nine. His drive at the 10th hole landed in the cupholder of a golf cart sitting left of the fairway and he scrambled to make bogey on the hole.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“My first shot on the tour was in the cup, not in the right cup,” Curry joked. “That was probably a first on the tour. There was a golf cart just left of my target on hole number one. It went right in the cup holder. Not an ideal way to start, having to calling a rules official over, but I settled in after that.” ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors NBA basketball player Stephen Curry reacts after saving par on the 18th green during the Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Hayward, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)NBA star Stephen Curry got off to a rocky start but then held his own Thursday in his professional golf debut, shooting a four-over 74 in the first round of the Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, who in June helped the Golden State Warriors to their second NBA title in three seasons, is playing the event on a sponsor’s exemption.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Among the players Curry finished ahead of was two-time PGA Tour winner Frank Lickliter.“If you told me I was going to shoot 74 on the first round I would take that all day every day,” he said. Asked if he was going to make the weekend cut, Curry said, “I got the jitters out. Hopefully that will happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open

first_imgMOST READ “I was a little bit too stiff with my body and I couldn’t stay in the rallies,” Halep said.Last year, Halep rolled her ankle in the final and lost a set lead to Svitolina.This time, Svitolina didn’t face a single break point in a match that lasted just 67 minutes.Halep said her physical problems were the result of a long three-set win over Maria Sharapova in the semifinals a day earlier.Halep had already secured the No. 1 ranking for another week by reaching the semifinals.Svitolina, who has never made it beyond the quarterfinals at a major, was hesitant to predict anything for Paris.“In a Grand Slam it’s very tricky,” she said. “But I’m definitely going to Roland Garros on a high note.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev in their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Nadal won 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ROME — Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be heading into the French Open.Alex Zverev is in a good place entering Roland Garros, too.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PH boxers bag 3 golds in Russia tilt LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “He came out way faster and played much more aggressive than I did,” Zverev said. “It just changed momentum … If you don’t have the momentum on your side, you’re not going to beat Rafa.”Still, Zverev was pleased that he dominated Nadal in the second set and was up a break in the third before the rain came.“I was not far away from beating Rafa on a clay court in a Masters final, so I guess I can take that to Paris,” Zverev said.Nadal, who improved to 5-0 in his career against Zverev, has won a record 10 French Opens.“Of course Rafa will be the favorite there,” said Zverev, who has never been past the fourth round in a major. “I’ll be in the other half of the draw and that’s a good thing.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year’s top two clay-court players Sunday, beating defending champion Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Sunday to win a record-extending eighth Italian Open title.Coming a week after a loss in the Madrid Open quarterfinals to Dominic Thiem, Nadal has his confidence back entering the year’s second Grand Slam in Paris, which starts next Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s been an amazing week,” Nadal said. “It was tough losing in Madrid so to come back and win the trophy here is great.”Nadal recovered from an early break in the third set after a 50-minute rain delay, winning four straight games to close it out once the players returned to the court. View comments Nadal will reclaim the No. 1 ranking on Monday from Roger Federer, who is sitting out the clay season to prepare for Wimbledon.“My first victory here in 2005 is one of my greatest memories,” Nadal said during the trophy presentation. “To have this cup with me so many years later is really specialissimo.”Earlier, Elina Svitolina defended the women’s title, facing little resistance from top-ranked Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win.“I dominated all the match,” Svitolina said.Just like in last year’s final, Halep appeared bothered by an injury.Nadal and Zverev had each won two titles on clay this season entering the final, with Nadal lifting trophies in Monte Carlo and Barcelona and Zverev taking Munich and Madrid.Midway through the final set, Nadal showed off his shot-making skills with an over-the-shoulder put away with his back to the net, earning long applause from the crowd.Nadal, who hadn’t won the Italian Open since 2013, picked up a winner’s check of 935,000 euros (nearly $1 million).“Congratulations Rafa,” Zverev said. “You’re the greatest clay-court player of all time.”Halep called a trainer onto the court for an apparent back problem while trailing 2-3 in the second set then exited the court for treatment.last_img read more

Atlanta’s hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup The video evidence helped sway FIFA to overwhelmingly approve the bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada. The bid suggested Atlanta and Dallas as host sites for 2026 semifinals, and Atlanta United season ticket-holder Ken Harper can’t wait.“Based on the world-wide interest in the World Cup, I think it has the potential to have the same impact the Olympics did in ’96 on our city,” Harper said Wednesday. “I think it’s fantastic.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn its second season, Atlanta United already has set three MLS single-game attendance records, most recently 72,035 for a March 11 win over D.C. United. The Atlanta home average of 48,200 for the 2017 season also set a record.“You have one of the best stadiums in the world full of passionate soccer fans,” Harper said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this June 2, 2018, file photo, the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is open as Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Union on a penalty kick while Miguel Almiron jumps on his back during an MLS soccer match in Atlanta. The 2026 World Cup will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994. Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown prominently in the video used in the North American pitch for the bid. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)/ATLANTA — Atlanta’s burgeoning soccer scene was featured in North America’s successful bid for 2026 World Cup.Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown off in the videos the North American bid officials played for FIFA voters Wednesday in Russia. The images were all shiny, new and impressive — from the stadium’s retractable roof and huge oval video board to the all-important shots of sellout crowds for MLS Atlanta United.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READcenter_img 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Landon Donovan, the MLS all-time scoring leader, expressed excitement — and impatience — on his Twitter account.“Just woke up to the news that the 2026 World Cup is coming to North America!!!!!!!! Congrats to everyone who put in the tireless work to make it happen. How are we supposed to wait 8 more years?” Donovan said.U.S. defender Matt Besler said the World Cup will be “a great opportunity to showcase what our region has to offer and it’s a great opportunity to create history. It’s an opportunity for generations to share memories and to create memories, and years from now we’re going to look back on this time and have great memories about that.”MLS Commissioner Don Garber described the winning bid as “a testament to how our three nations came together for an unprecedented united bid. It’s a monumental step in our collective vision to further advance the game of soccer here and to do what we can to help grow the game around the world.”FIFA will select host cities from 23 candidates proposed in the bid. Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan began lobbying for her city on Wednesday. Like Atlanta, Seattle offers enthusiastic support.“It’s our fan base,” Durkan said. “Seattle is iconic around the world. I’ve had the honor of going to a couple different FIFA Congresses, and people around the world know Seattle. They want to come here. They want to come here for a reason. I think that’s going help us.”The Baltimore Ravens used their Twitter account to post a photo of M&T Bank Stadium “shining red, white and blue tonight as we support the World Cup United Bid. … We hope to see a World Cup match in Baltimore!”Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was kicking a soccer ball following Wednesday’s minicamp practice when he was told the World Cup is coming to the U.S.“That is bananas,” Norman said. “It’s going to be here, so I won’t have any problem going. I will be a part of that. I’m super-excited about it. Then again, I would love to travel internationally. But it’s good that you don’t have to go far. … You’re right in the middle of it.”Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap, who played soccer before he was allowed to play football as a child, said he has always wanted to experience the excitement of a World Cup. “I’ve tossed it around many times, going over there to see World Cup because the energy they have at their games and stadiums for soccer is second to none — unless it’s us against the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Florida Gators against Georgia in the Cocktail Party,” said Dunlap, who attended Florida. “It rivals those.”The annual Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville, Florida has been topped on the list of the state’s top sporting events, according to Cole Stranahan, 14.Stranahan, a native of Orlando, Florida who was visiting Atlanta with family members on Wednesday, said the rise of soccer in his state will be boosted by the World Cup.“When I was born in Orlando soccer was hardly even a thing in Florida,” Stranahan said. “Now in Orlando it’s the main sport even ahead of basketball. Having a new team has really helped. But it’s just getting the World Cup here in North America is showing how it’s growing in the region.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The World Cup will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994. It was an important win, especially with the U.S. left out of the 2018 World Cup field in Russia.Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto expressed pride his nation will be the first to host three World Cups, following 1970 and 1986.Pena Nieto said FIFA’s decision is a vote of confidence in Mexico and added “it is not only our people and our families, our companies and our businesspeople, soccer also knows that Canada, the United States and Mexico are deeply united.”Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used Twitter to offer congratulations “to everyone who worked hard on this bid — it’s going to be a great tournament!”Celebratory reactions on social media came from all quarters.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View commentslast_img read more

Soccer diplomacy: World Cup host Putin gives Trump a ball

first_imgRussian President Vladimir Putin gives a soccer ball to U.S. President Donald Trump, left, during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)HELSINKI — Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a special gift to his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump: a soccer ball.After a journalist asked a question at their joint press conference Monday in Helsinki using soccer metaphors, Putin pulled out a red-and-white ball and tossed it at Trump, at the neighboring podium.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump said he’d give it to his 12-year-old son Barron, a soccer fan. Then the U.S. president tossed the ball to his wife Melania, sitting in the front row.Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Putin critic, tweeted: “if it were me, I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Russia’s organization of the monthlong World Cup, which ended Sunday, won wide praise. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Usain Bolt poised for surprise trial with Aussie football club View commentslast_img read more

Several injured in Avenue of the Republic accident

first_imgTwo males and a female were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital early Saturday morning after the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a canal on Avenue of the Republic. The accident occurred sometime around 05:30h.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the silver Toyota 212 car, bearing registration PSS 5215 was travelling on Croal Street heading towards Avenue of the Republic when the driver reportedly lost control and the vehicle ended up in a canal side of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.One witness recounted that she was working in the area when she heard the loud impact and rushed to the scene; “I was working and all I hear is blam! I run and come and see the car in the gutter. A girl was trying to come out and the driver and another passenger at the back was seriously injured.”This newspaper was told that the Police and Fire Service arrived on the scene shortly and began assisting public-spirited citizens who were already rescuing the victims.While the names of the injured persons were not available up to press time, it was revealed that two of the occupants were pulled from the wrecked car in an unconscious state.According to witnesses, the driver appeared to have fallen asleep.last_img read more