Sweden gets benefit of video review, beats South Korea 1-0

first_imgSweden was making its return to the World Cup for the first time in 12 years. It is now tied for first place in Group F with Mexico, which beat Germany 1-0. The Swedes will next face the Germans on Saturday, while South Korea plays Mexico on the same day.Before Granqvist’s penalty, Sweden showed most of the attacking intent at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.Marcus Berg had the best chance of the first half when he was put clear on goal in the 21st minute and had his close-range shot blocked by the right leg of Jo, South Korea’s third-choice goalkeeper.Jo was surprisingly made a starter by coach Shin Tae-yong, who also gambled on a three-man attack of Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan and 6-foot-6 striker Kim Shin-wook.South Korea, which has won only two World Cup matches since its incredible run to the semifinals in 2002, had a chance to level in injury time but Hwang Hee-chan put a header wide from in front of goal.ADVERTISEMENT Sweden’s Andreas Granqvist, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Sweden got the break it needed from the video review system, and team captain Andreas Granqvist didn’t waste the chance.Granqvist slid his penalty kick into the bottom right corner of the net in the 65th minute to give Sweden a 1-0 victory over South Korea on Monday at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT FIFA charges Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls GROUP DYNAMICSIt wasn’t a flowing performance from Sweden, but securing the win will come as a huge relief to coach Janne Andersson and his team.Sweden couldn’t afford to miss the chance against a struggling South Korea team with tough challenges against Germany and Mexico next.South Korea must pick itself up to face a Mexico team high on confidence after its spectacular win over Germany.KEY TO SUCCESSSweden: Granqvist was inspirational for Sweden, but the team still showed a lack of skill up front and that needs to be addressed before the match against Germany.South Korea: Shin had high hopes for an attacking trio of Son, Hwang and Kim, but it didn’t work well enough.Son, South Korea’s best player, switched from the left wing to the right and then back to the left again in an attempt to get something going. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I was calm. I waited for the goalie and then I put it in the corner,” Granqvist said. “We got the penalty, we scored, and then it was just a fight to the end.”The Swedes were awarded the penalty after referee Joel Aguilar consulted a video screen on the sideline following an appeal by the Swedish players. Aguilar had originally waved play on after South Korea substitute Kim Min-woo collided with Viktor Claesson in the area. But he changed his mind after taking another look, deciding Kim had tripped Claesson as he tried to clear the ball in a sliding tackle.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 crownIt was the third penalty to be awarded because of a video review at this year’s World Cup. France and Peru have also benefitted from the technology, though the Peruvians missed their penalty kick.Sweden had been the better team for much of the game — and finished with 15 attempts on goal to South Korea’s five — but couldn’t beat goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo until the penalty. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES 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’last_img read more

GFC staff restructuring meeting ends abruptly

first_imgDear Editor,It is often said that your first response is your truest response and is most reflective of your innermost genuine thought on the question at hand. Often times it is the most revealing of one’s true intention and a reflection and insight into one’s true motivation.This could not be more true of what took place on Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Guyana Forestry Commission’s meeting on the restructuring of the GFC by the Restructuring Committee’s Convener, Clayton Hall.The meeting on Friday was planned to put the GFC’s staff members’ minds at ease that the restructuring is well-intended and aimed at positive outcomes. Opening remarks and general platitudes were extended to the staff and the questions and answers segment began.Several GFC staff asked questions that were of high concern on the minds of staff: would the monitoring division and resources management divisions be merged as pre-empted by Hall’s early submission of his desired structure of the GFC? Would staff be dismissed and left hopeless and helpless?What would happen to the families of these staff? Is it a witch-hunting exercise aimed at getting rid of specific persons? Is the Committee experienced in Human Resources Management to undertake a task such as this?And finally, how were the members of the task force chosen and is there a clear term of reference for the Committee’s work?Hall was stunned by the candour of the probing questions and the persistence with which staff pressed for answers?He was totally unprepared for those questions, clearly did not previously consider possible responses, and had to rely on his instincts to respond.What we saw because of him relying on his instincts, was the most striking degree of unprofessional conduct of Hall as the Convener of the GFC Restructuring Committee and the Chair of the meeting. He was condescending, offensive and outright shameful.In his worst moment, he referred to the GFC staff as ignorant, incompetent and in his words, “not bright”. Dr Singh, a true professional, requested that he retract his statement and staff were on the verge of walking out.The Commissioner also requested that he withdraw his statement and apologise to the staff. He refused.The situation was all around bad – embarrassing for the other members of the Restructuring Committee, offensive to staff who felt belittled and a shameful display of those with power and influence willing to use it in ways that disgrace our esteemed Minister as well as the Government of Guyana.As one searches for some modicum of positiveness, the only item that emerges is that Hall has been unmasked to show him as he truly is – a man with a hidden motive to make changes within GFC to weed out all the current staff who apparently, at least according to him, are dunces, and bring in persons whom he handpicks.This was the big reveal at the meeting on Friday and was witnessed by 230 staff members of the Commission and several Board members.What a disgrace that what could have been, and perhaps intended by some members of the Restructuring Committee, to be transparent and fair to GFC staff, turned out to be a full-on diatribe on the intelligence level of 230 progressive, talented and hardworking young people.This was his instinctive response and a true reflection of his motivations for the restructuring of the GFC.Today, I hang my head in shame that we have come to this point at GFC; that with one sweeping statement by Hall, all current GFC staff fall in the category of stupid, and the most hurtful irony of it all is that the future of these same staff are in the hands of Convener Clayton Hall.Hall has brought embarrassment to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the honourable Minister Trotman, whom he represents.He has shown his true colours as a partisan political operative who has motives that will not serve the GFC well, not on this restructuring process nor on any process in the future. His judgement is not objective; he is not fair-minded nor is he open-minded.If the Ministry of Natural Resources is well-intended on this restructuring process, they will consider forthwith, a more logical and transparent route to the restructuring, in resting this important activity to the GFC Board as the main body that oversees the Commission.There is no other choice following the travesty of Friday and the poor reflection that Hall’s misstatements have on our esteemed subject Minister. Staff are again calling on the Minister to put on hold the work of this Committee or have it led by someone else.Sincerely,Concerned stafflast_img read more

Shaw overtakes lead in Spring Stage race

first_imgWith the win he took over the overall lead with 21 points.Tuesday’s race was a close one, as Shaw held off both Irving Tang and Pat Ferris down the stretch to win the 22 km “wood corner” road race, finishing with a time of 37:18.Entering the final two stages of the race, Shaw leads the overall series with 21 points, Irvin Tang and George Gamble sit in a tie for second with 18, while Pat Ferris occupies the third place ranking with 12.- Advertisement -Celeste Pakstas still leads the women with 25 points, while Barb Polehoykie sits second with 16.Coming up for the Blizzard Bike Club will be the final two stages in the 8 stage Spring Stage race. Thursday, April 12, the club will hold a Baldonnel time trial beginning at 6:30 p.m., and then the series will wrap up Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rocky Road race.For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of its upcoming events, visit the Club’s official website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Weaver’s MRI comes back negative

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – Jered Weaver downplayed any serious problems Friday, but the facts certainly look alarming. Not only did Weaver say he will not throw from a mound for another two weeks, but he admitted to having an MRI in the days before spring training. Despite it all, Weaver tried to be reassuring. “No, it’s not as huge as you guys think,” he said. Weaver’s pitching mechanics are blamed for the tendonitis, but those mechanics are also what has led to the 24-year old’s success throughout his pitching career. “(They are) a little different mechanics long,” said Weaver, who played long toss from 120 feet Friday. “And it’s a little different arm slot than everybody else. I kind of fly open and it’s a little bit more stress on my shoulder. It just comes along with the mechanics and the deception, I guess.” When the tendonitis bothers him, Weaver said he feels soreness in the front of his right arm along the muscle where it attaches to the shoulder. The MRI on his right biceps came back negative for any serious problems. Weaver also said the biceps tendonitis that affected him last season is something he likely will deal with the rest of his career. center_img “The way I throw, it’s obviously going to be issues,” Weaver said. “Ive had issues with it ever since high school, ever since I was little. Its just something that I’ve got to deal with and work it out. The MRI came back negative so it’s just a matter of working it out.” Manager Mike Scioscia was not about to commit to Weaver’s two-week timetable. “I don’t think it’s anything that’s going to be extended to where he’s going to miss any appreciable time of the season,” Scioscia said. “I think we’re going to see where it is when he gets on the mound and it should happen shortly. If it takes two weeks, it takes two weeks, but I don’t think it’s going to be that long yet.” Escobar banged up Kelvim Escobar also is dealing with lingering pain from last season. He was held out of pitchers’ fielding practice because of patella tendonitis in his left knee. “I’m going to stay away from the drills and do cardio and exercises and treatments until it gets better,” said Escobar, who will be examined by team doctor Lewis Yocum some time in the next few days. “I don’t want to deal with this all year again. It’s a pain. I dealt with it all last year.” Escobar said he doesn’t feel pain when he pitches, only when does running to stay fit. Roation anchor Even though he looks like the Angels’ obvious Opening Day starter, Scioscia refused to grant John Lackey that honor after just two days of workouts. “John’s certainly has made strides in the last three or four years of being a lead dog guy in a rotation,” Scioscia said. “You’re excited about all five but to start to label guys one, two, three doesn’t do anything for what we’re looking for. “You need five good guys and if one guy is going to take the lead and be the guy that has the consistency and goes out there and stops losing streaks or carries winning streaks forward, that’s beautiful. John has that in him and he’s done it at time.” Along with being the staff ace, Lackey figures to find himself in a leadership role. “We lost some definite leaders in the clubhouse this off-season,” said Lackey, who has some experience in the role as his high school quarterback and football captain. “Guys will definitely have to step up and it might be my turn to be one of those guys.” Briefly Francisco Rodriguez still is not ready to pitch from a mound because of a sore hamstring and was held out of pitchers’ fielding practice drills. Bartolo Colon’s long-toss sessions have been extended to 90 feet but he will need to get to about 160-180 feet to begin throwing from a mound. … Chone Figgins made his first appearance of the spring, doing some light throwing in the outfield. 160Want 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

Grade nine students thinking of future after tour of Northern Lights College

first_imgThere are a number of options when it comes to dual credit programs. There are dual credit trades and technical programs such as applied business, auto service technician, welding, power engineering and many others.Any students who want to take part in the program are encouraged to get in touch with the career staff for the school district. Jeff Mayer of the school district can also be reached online at jmayer@prn.bc.ca Jeff Mayer is the Work Experience Teacher with School District 60. He says the dual credit program provides students with a number of benefits.“They become more engaged in their academic schooling when they can see a goal at the end of the tunnel and have something to work towards,” he says. “Also, they get a chance to see the pragmatic applications of things like math and physics so school isn’t boring.”Mayer adds that they have seen an increase in graduation rates from high school as a result of offering the program.- Advertisement -“With an increase in student interest comes an increase in student success rates,” he says. “We’ve done studies that show students involved in our career programs in School District 60 and through northern opportunities have a higher graduation rate than students who aren’t.”Paige Karczynski is the work force training coordinator for Northern Lights College. She says the tour gives students the chance to see, and consider different options for their future.“It’s a great opportunity for them to start being aware. Even though the students are in grade nine, they still have an open future so it is a great way for them to have some direction and know their options,” she says. “Many of them have parents who do this stuff, but this provides them with more of a hands on experience.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal 2-0 West Brom: Sanchez hits twice as Gunners tighten grasp on top four

first_img1 A first-half brace from Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal to victory against West Brom, as the Gunners tightened their grasp on the top four.Heading into the game wary that Manchester United were just one point behind the North London side, the Chilean attacker eased the pressure after six minutes with his opening strike, adding a second before the end of the first-half.The course of the game was set early on, with Sanchez’s goal the perfect way for Arsenal to exert their control on the game.Picking up the ball just out of the West Brom penalty area, the attacker turned his defender whilst keeping possession, driving forward before firing a powerful shot low past Ben Foster in the Baggies goal.The Gunners were clearly the better team, dominating play in the West Brom half.However, they struggled to create any more clear cut chances, and it was the visitors who came closest to scoring the next goal.Some breaks into the Arsenal box brought around a series of corners, and from one such set piece, Gareth McAuley hit the woodwork.James McClean curled a left-footed delivery to the near post, and the Northern Irish international met the ball, heading onto the bar.The hosts then came close to doubling their lead, with Foster almost gifting a goal.Mesut Ozil hit a weak shot straight at the keeper, who let it pass through his legs. However, Craig Dawson was well placed on the post, and he cleared the ball off the line to keep the defecit to just one.But Arsenal grabbed their well deserved second not long after, with Sanchez grabbing his second seven minutes before half-time.He converted a free-kick from the edge of the box, curling it away from Foster, who was wrong footed by the perfect set-piece.Tony Pulis changed his approach at the start of the second period, bringing on Salomon Rondon to play two strikers upfront, but it was Arsenal who had the first chance of the half, Olivier Giroud firing weakly at Foster.There were signs that the Baggies were looking to get back into the game, with McClean having a weak header saved by Petr Cech, and Rondon causing some trouble to the host’s defensive line.However, it was Arsenal who again started to control the game, and they had a number of chances to extend the lead.Foster saved well from Ozil, Aaron Ramsey fired over when he should have hit the target, and there were two shouts for penalties turned down by Jon Moss.As the game moved towards its close, it was clear that neither team were too fussed about attacking, playing a game comprised largely in the middle of the park.The Gunners had the three points sewn up early, and they were content to play out a meandering second half in front of a sparse Emirates crowd, securing three easy points to move back into third place. Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring for Arsenal last_img read more

Canyon’s Zatarain follows teammates

first_imgAlexia Zatarain has shouldered much of the responsibility this year in upholding Canyon High’s girls’ soccer tradition. Although the Cowboys fell short of a fifth consecutive Foothill League title, Zatarain has done her best to ensure Canyon’s return to the Southern Section Div. II playoffs. The senior midfielder also made sure she’ll play soccer after her time with the Cowboys is over, signing a letter of intent Tuesday to compete at Division II UC San Diego. Zatarain, an all-league first-team selection last season on a team with six players who went on to college soccer last fall, is following the path of former teammates Nini Loucks (USC), Shannon Omahen (Loyola Marymount) and Bree Caceres (Arizona), among others. “It was kind of hectic, and it got scary at times, because I didn’t know if I’d play in college,” said Zatarain, who had a goal and an assist in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over Saugus. “Now I can relate to (my former teammates) more, because I know what they all had to go through.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card At the beginning of the season, Zatarain was pursued by several East Coast schools, but she decided to remain closer to her family. “I really like the school I’m going to,” said Zatarain, who is expected to compete for a position in the midfield. “They have a really good science program, which is what I’m looking to focus on, and I really like (coach Brian McManus). He is (who) did it for me.” With the pressure of making a college decision out of the way and Canyon focusing on a strong showing in the Div. II playoffs, Zatarain wants to extend her prep career as long as possible. “(Not winning league) was not a completely bad thing. I’m not disappointed about how things turned out,” said Zatarain, who plays her final regular-season game today at Valencia. “I realize my time here is coming to an end, and I just want to go out there and play and enjoy the experience and get these girls ready for next year.” A change in focus: Thanks to Zatarain’s performance, Saugus (15-3-1 overall, 7-2 Foothill) enters today’s finale against visiting Hart (21-3-1, 8-0-1) no longer contention for the league title and instead in need of a victory to hold on to second place. The Centurions’ 11 seniors set out to win the program’s first league title since 1995, but a 3-0 loss Jan. 20 to Hart, combined with Tuesday’s setback at Canyon, eliminated Saugus from the championship picture. Hart defeated Burroughs 7-0, then enjoyed an early celebration by watching Canyon (13-4-3, 6-3) defeat Saugus, enabling the Indians to clinch their first league title since 2000. Saugus defeated Hart in the regular-season finale last year to move into a tie for second with Valencia. The Centurions need a similar result today to build momentum for the playoffs. “We can’t do what we did (last month) at Hart, that’s for sure,” Saugus coach Lisa Rollo said. “We need to win (today). We need to polish what we need to polish and sharpen what we need to sharpen and come out with intensity and consistency and just want it more than they do. “They’re playing really well right now. They’re playing with a lot of energy, and they’re communicating, and everything’s clicking for them. We need to play our best game (today). We need to shine our shoes and come out strong from the beginning.” Something at stake: Hart is seeking to finish unbeaten in Foothill play for the first time since the 1997-98 season, something they can accomplish with a victory at Saugus today. Hart finished 9-0-1 in league in 1997-98 during its run of seven titles in 1994-2000. Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 erik.boal@dailynews.com 160Want 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

Touch screen voting through June 2

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The touch-screen ballot contains the same contests and measures as voters will see at their polling place on election day or that they would receive by mail if they vote by absentee ballot. Each voter’s registration will be confirmed at the polling place prior to voting. Each voter is handed an ATM-like “smart card” to activate the machine. The voter moves through the ballot by touching options on the electronic screen. A review page at the conclusion lets voters know if they’ve skipped any races. The touch-screen screens can show ballots in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese as well as in English. They also will display the ballots in large text for voters with poor eyesight and have headsets for voters with poor hearing. Vote totals with each machine will be brought to the central tally location for counting on election day. Polling places on June 6 will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can find their polling place on the back cover of their sample ballot booklets, go online at www.lavote.net, or call (800) 815-2666 LANCASTER – Citizens can vote early for the June 6 election. Electronic voting devices set up at Lancaster’s fire training center – and at 16 other locations around Los Angeles County – will let voters cast ballots through June 2 for the primary election. This is the sixth year that Los Angeles County has let citizens vote early in advance on electronic touch-screen voting equipment, and the option has proved popular, officials said. Citizens can vote 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through June 2 at the North County Fire Training Center at 42110 6th St. W., north of Avenue M. last_img read more


first_imgRosses AC News: Well done to Fergal Mc Gee, Dore who had a fine run in the Malta Half Marathon on Sunday last when he finished in a time of 1:28:28, an improvement of over five minutes on his personal best.Track and Field: Training for juveniles interested in track and field continues this Friday at the track at Carrickfinn starting at 4pm. Sportshall Athletics continue in the Pobalscoil Gweedore on Monday nights. Contact Ita for details on 0871309536. Sportshall Athletics continue in Dungloe in the Rosses Community Scholl gym on Mondays from 6:45 to 7:45pm. Following the Sportshall Trials held in December and January, the following club athletes have been selected for the County Panel. A Training Session will take place in the Aura Leisure Centre this Sunday 1st March from 1pm to 3pm. The teams for the Ulster Finals in Magherafelt will be selected from the Panel, with those athletes not selected acting as Reserves both for the Ulster Final and UK Final (in the event of qualification). The Ulster Final will take place in Magherafelt on Thursday 12th March. Any athlete listed who is unable to attend that day should let me know as soon as possible.Adult Training sessions continue on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Friday evenings at 8pm at the Industrial Estate, lead by Paul McGee. Long run sessions are happening every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore.Please note that Registrations are now due for the calendar year 2015. Rosses Athletic Club Membership fees for 2015 are; Child €15, Adult €20, Family €40. Membership forms will be available at the Sportshall Athletics training sessions in Dungloe and Gaoth Dobhair on Monday evenings. New members welcome!ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES ATHLETE SETS PERSONAL BEST AT MALTA HALF-MARATHON was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more


first_imgRIVERDANCE queen Moya Doherty has entered showbiz royalty after being named one of the world’s wealthiest people on the Sunday Times Rich List.Doherty and husband John McColgan now have a combined wealth of €77 million according to figures of the latest Rich List to be published this weekend.The Pettigo woman’s wealth puts her ahead of such entertainers as Cliff Richard, Van Morrison and even bad-boys Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis. Doherty, 54, who has lived in the plush Dublin seaside suburb of Howth for many years, has made her money from several different ventures.The couple own Tyrone Productions which makes many of RTE’s more successful shows and Moya is also a founding member of TODAY FM.But the couple are best-known for their involvement with Michael Flatley’s Riverdance production which grossed huge sums of money after it was first aired during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest.However Ms Doherty still has a long way to go before toppling Ireland’s biggest-earning music millionaires – U2 – who have a combined wealth of more than €500 million. EndsMOYA DOHERTY BECOMES SHOWBIZ ROYALTY AFTER HER FORTUNE TOPS €77 MILLION was last modified: May 4th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:John McColganMoya DohertyRiverdancelast_img read more