Laffor is among 23 players listed for the weekend CAF Champions League match.(Photo Courtesy: Mamelodi Sundowns)Liberian international forward Anthony Laffor says Mamelodi Sundowns’ CAF Champions League clash against Wydad Casablanca this weekend is crucial, “like a final.”Laffor is among Coach Pisto Mosimane’s list of 23 players that arrived in Morocco on Tuesday for the second-leg fixture against the title holders.“Every game for us now is like a cup final. We need to win our games, because if we make any mistakes, we are out,” Laffor told Kickoff Sports, a South African Sports media.“We know that it’s going to be hard in Morocco. We’ve been there before and we know the atmosphere. For us to be safe, we need to win our games,” he said.Sundowns are second in Group C with five points – three behind Wydad – and will be hoping to secure at least a draw.A draw will give Sundowns a chance of progressing to the knockout phase, but a victory will be an added advantage for the “Brazilians.”Sundowns’ Coach Mosimane had admitted that the match will be a tough one, and a draw will be the least thing that his team would collect in Morocco.“Wydad are a difficult team, they know how to manage the game. They play cleverly. You must be careful of penalties. They are very good in set-pieces. We conceded a goal from a corner kick the last time we played them. When the time favors them, they delay the game. They do anything. You know the North Africans. The Champions League is a different cattle of fish. It’s an awkward tournament. But we know how to play it. It has its problems with traveling,” Cooch Mosimane told Sundowns official website.The Sundowns were knocked out by Wydad in the quarterfinals of the Champions League last season.Laffor, 33, is yet to make an appearance in the new South African Premiere League season, and will be looking forward to have an opportunity in Friday’s encounter.He was linked with a move away from the club during the off-season, but said he wants to stay at the club.He was last on the score sheet on November 1, 2017, when Sundowns defeated Orlando Pirates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Berbice Assizes February session opened on Thursday with the traditional march pass and inspection of the Guard of Honour but more importantly, with the announcement that sixty-seven persons are listed to have their trial heard.Justice Brassington Reynolds will preside over the Assizes. Of the sixty-seven persons to stand trial, seven persons were indicted for murder.The seven accused – Winston Benjamin, Lincoln Odell, Viay Rickbarran, Mark Edwards, Rafiek Nazanadeen, and Leonard Allen have all indicated their intentions to plead to the lesser count of manslaughter.Justice Brassington Reynolds inspecting a Guard of HonourThe February session is expected to run until June. The first case to be called is that of 38-year-old Wilbert Alphanso of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne.He faces one count of rape of a girl under the age of 16 and one count of sexual penetration of a girl under the age of sixteen. The acts were allegedly committed between July and October 2016.Alphanso objected to five members of the jury claiming that they knew him personally. Attorney-at-law Charlene Artiga is representing Alphanso while the State’s case is being presented by Attorney-at-law Mondale Moore.Alphanso pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecution will call its first witness on Wednesday next when the matter continues.Meanwhile, awaiting trial at the New Amsterdam Prison are sixty-eight males and two females who are listed to stand trial for murder. Four are down for attempted murder, one for sexual penetration, one for rape and one for unlawful malicious wounding.Two persons have been in the prison awaiting trial for the past four years while one man has been there for over five years. He was committed to stand trial for murder. 55 others have been incarcerated for less than a year.Of those in the prison awaiting trial for murder, ten are between the ages of 17 and 20 years old. Meanwhile, Justice Reynolds said he hopes to get through a significant number of the cases which are pending.
But Biela, Werner and Emanuel Pirro made up the lost time within two hours, aided by a stop-and-go penalty assessed against No.1 Audi R10/TDI driver Tom Kristensen for bumping into Butch Leitzinger’s Porsche RS Spyder entering the pits. In the fifth hour, Allan McNish was leading in the No.1 Audi when he pitted, only to lose four laps while his pit crew replaced the battery and then the starter. That gave the lead back to Werner, and McNish fell back to seventh. The race was developing into a battle between the Audis and a fleet of new LMP2 prototypes from Acura and Porsche in America’s oldest sports car race. The smaller, less-powerful LMP2 cars took the lead six times during the first five hours as the Audis were forced to pit earlier for fuel. Acura’s Dario Franchitti, on loan from Andretti Green Racing’s IRL team, was second overall and first among the LMP2 cars at the halfway point. Dyson Racing, which switched from LMP1 to a Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 during the offseason, was third at the midway point with Andy Lally behind the wheel. SEBRING, Fla. – Marco Werner overcame a punctured tire to build a one-lap lead halfway through the 55th annual 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday. Valencia’s Bryan Herta is part of the Andretti Green Racing team, which was second overall in the race. There are three Acura-powered teams in the race. Lowe’s Fernandez Racing and Highcroft Racing are also fielding Acuras in the race in the LMP2 division. The Acura engines are produced by Honda Performance Development, based in Santa Clarita. Frank Biela was at the wheel of the No.2 Audi R10/TDI when he had a tire puncture, made his way slowly back to the pits and fell two laps behind during the second hour of the American Le Mans Series’ season-opening event.
0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane’s future in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu is hanging by a thread © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Feb 13 – Zinedine Zidane inspired France to World Cup glory as a player, but his extraordinary career has to a large degree been defined by the Champions League.His magnificent volleyed goal for Real Madrid in their 2002 win over Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park in Glasgow is one of the greatest to be scored in a European Cup final. As such, it is up there with his brace in France’s 1998 win over Brazil, his country’s Euro 2000 triumph and the infamous headbutt on Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final among the most memorable moments of his playing days.He has carried on his love affair with the Champions League as a coach, from his role as assistant to Carlo Ancelotti in Real’s 2014 triumph to leading Madrid to glory himself in the last two seasons.But now Zidane’s future in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu is hanging by a thread, possibly tied to the outcome of the looming showdown with this formidable Paris Saint-Germain outfit.For 18 months after his appointment in January 2016, the Frenchman could do no wrong, but a little of the magic has deserted him recently.“This is an unprecedented situation, but we must live with it, hold our course,” Zidane said in an interview with French radio station RTL aired on Monday.He has won eight trophies since replacing the unpopular Rafa Benitez in the Madrid dugout, including an unprecedented five in one calendar year in 2017.Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane shoots to score during the Champions League final against Bayern Leverkusen in May 2002 in Glasgow © AFP/File / DAMIEN MEYERZidane also oversaw the club’s first La Liga and European Cup double since 1958 as well as a record 40-match unbeaten run.But now they stand fourth in La Liga, at risk of finishing off the podium in their domestic league for the first time since 2004. Finishing second behind Tottenham Hotspur in their Champions League group also exposed them to this tougher draw.The man born and raised in a tough neighbourhood of Marseille needs the tonic of a win over the Parisian aristocrats.“We also must not dismiss everything we have done because of our form at the moment,” he told RTL, mindful that recent improved results in La Liga have not completely shaken away the doubts.“This is not some other club — the slightest negative thing here and the media make a song and dance out of it.”– Respected –Zidane last month revealed that he had signed a new contract at the Bernabeu until 2020, and the respect with which he is held by those within the club, the supporters and the media means there has been no campaign calling for his head.President Florentino Perez cannot make Zidane the scapegoat for the lowering of standards as he did with Benitez before.But, equally, the 45-year-old Zidane is fully aware that coaches at the Bernabeu do not have long shelf-lives.Since Vicente del Bosque was unceremoniously sacked in 2003, Real have appointed a new coach 13 times. The longest-serving in that time has been Jose Mourinho, who survived for three seasons.When asked last month if he felt able to turn things around, he replied: “If I thought I could not, I would leave tomorrow.”But to RTL he added: “I like what I do. Not everyone can do this. I am making the most of it, I know it won’t last forever.”He has not yet lost a Champions League knockout tie as a coach, and he will surely need to extend that run against Neymar and co. to stand any chance of still being in charge of Real beyond this season.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Notice: The next meeting of the Letterkenny no.1 Celtic supporters club will take place this coming Wednesday 4th february at 8pm in the Station House Hotel all welcome. NOTICE: MEETING OF LETTERKENNY CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEDNESDAY was last modified: January 30th, 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:CelticmeetingNoticesSportSupporters
Harry Redknapp claims he didn’t have a clue what he was signing up for when he agreed to take part in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here 2018.The former Tottenham, Portsmouth, West Ham and QPR manager insists he has never watched the ITV reality show before and is no fan of creepie-crawlies.But he is proving a popular campmate, having told some hilarious tales, and is among the favourites to win the show. How much is Harry Redknapp being paid for I’m a Celebrity?The 71-year-old is one the highest paid contestants. He is understood to be getting £500,000 for his appearance on the show, which will last a maximum of three weeks.It was a record amount paid to a contestant on the show but has since been topped by Noel Edmonds, a late addition to the camp who is pocketing £600,000.Get the I’m A Celeb gossip every day with Jamie East’s brand new behind-the-scenes podcast Harry is becoming a favourite on the show What is Harry Redknapp’s net worth?Once a top footballer, Redknapp has made his millions from management, leading a host of clubs, including West Ham, Portsmouth, Tottenham and QPR.He lives in the exclusive Sandbanks area and, according to Celebrity Net Worth, he is now worth more than £14m. 1
As oportunidades de negocio abundam por toda a África do Sul, com alguns sectores identificados como tendo particular potencial de crescimento e investimento. Incluem as seguintes:Industria automovelA industria automovel na África do Sul e um motor global a turbo para o fabrico e exportaçao de veiculos e componentes. O sector exporta cerca de 10% do que fabrica, fazendo dela uma parte crucial da economia da África do Sul. Saiba maisOutsourcing (terceirizaçao)As empresas estrangeiras lutam cada vez mais contra o aumento dos custos e sentem cada vez mais a pressao das metas a atingir e a África do Sul esta a tornar-se um local favoravel para aqui encetarem contratos de BPO, do ingles Business Process Outsourcing, ou processo de terceirizaçao. Saiba maisTecnologias da Informaçao e Telecomunicaçoes e electronicaLider das Tecnologias da Informaçao e comunicaçao (TIC) em África, a África do Sul e o 20º maior consumidor de produtos e serviços de IT no mundo. Contribuindo cada vez mais para o PIB do pais, as TIC da África do Sul e o sector electronico sao sofisticados e estao em progresso. Saiba maisTurismoA lindissima paisagem cenica da África do Sul, a magnifica vida ao ar livre, o clima solarengo, a diversidade cultural e a reputaçao de retribuir o valor do dinheiro investido, tornaram-na num dos destinos mais procurados para viagens de lazer – e de negocios. Saiba maisAgricultura e agroindustriaA biodiversidade da África do Sul, aliada a sua longa linha costeira de 3.000 km, servida por sete portos de mar, favorece o cultivo de uma enorme diversidade de produtos marinhos e agricolas, desde os produtos da epoca, citrinos e frutos subtropicais ate aos cereais, la, floricultura, gado e caça. Saiba maisMinas e mineraisA África do Sul e um dos maiores produtores de metais preciosos como ouro e platina e tambem de bases de metal e de carvao. É o quarto maior produtor de diamantes. E os entendidos acreditam que existe ainda um potencial consideravel para descobrir outros depositos de minerios em areas ainda nao exploradas. Saiba maisIndustria quimicaA industria quimica da África do Sul, incluindo combustivel, plasticos e produtos farmaceuticos, e a maior do seu genero em toda a África e foi classificada pelo governo como motor principal do crescimento economico. Saiba maisReporter infoSA
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A dry day to start the week here today as strong southwest flow keeps temperatures above normal. We should see good sunshine through the day over most of the state with good dry down and low humidity values. Precipitation works across the state tomorrow, starting off around sunrise over the eastern third of Ohio, but building back west from there. All told, we can see a few hundredths to at least three quarters of an inch of rain over about 70% of the state. the higher rain totals will be in north central to northeast parts of the state, but a large part of Ohio can see a quarter to half an inch combined through the day tomorrow. All action should be done before midnight, if not before. We are dry for Wednesday. Thursday rain returns midday to early afternoon with showers and a chance for a few thundershowers. Then rain continues through Friday. Rain totals can be .25″-1″ with coverage at about 70% of the state. The best rains are on Thursday, and only a few scattered showers with 30% coverage on Friday. There will still be plenty of holes in the rain. Dry Saturday. Then on Sunday, we do have a few showers trying to sag southward out of the Great Lakes and Michigan. These can work down to at least around the US 30 corridor and would bring up to half an inch of rain. The southern half of the the state really doesn’t see any significant threat out of this event. Right now we will keep potential for scattered showers from I-70 northward, but may tweak that as we move along. The entire state is dry for next Monday.A strong front looks to arrive near the end of the 10-day window next Wednesday. This front is a slow-moving front and can bring rain totals of a quarter to .75″ 80% of the state at midweek. The map at right shows cumulative rain totals for Ohio now through next Wednesday. That front at the end of the 10-day period also will be the seed for a very wet 11-16 day extended period. We are seeing signs that the front stalls out draped over the state, and it may be responsible for precipitation all the way from next Thursday through the following Monday (the 15th). Rain totals combined over that 5-day window will be from half to 1.5” with coverage at 100% of the state. We then are drier, but still cooler for the 16th and 17th.Temperatures will likely average 10-20 degrees above normal now through midweek next week. We really do not see any cool down until we get behind the front that starts to bring moisture at midweek next week. But, if that front truly does stall out…we could see a significant temperatures spread across the state through the first half of the 11-16 day window. Still, with the warm air here, that would aid dry down in between moisture events, and gives hope that harvest can move forward.
Calling the verdict shocking, defence counsel Surendra Gadling said that his clients would go in appeal against the verdict in the High Court.Prosecution lawyer Mr. Prashant Sathianathan called it a “unique verdict”. “It’s a very special verdict especially to take care of white collared people who are involved in such (Maoist) activities. Professor Saibaba and other accused in this case were high-profile people and this verdict is a message to their organisations. This is a unique case or probably the first in which the conviction was done based solely on electronic evidence and videos,” he told The Hindu. A sessions court in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Tuesday convicted the Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba for Maoist links and sentenced him to life imprisonment.Four others, including former Jawaharlal Nehru University student Hem Mishra and former journalist Prashant Rahi, were convicted along with the DU professor and sentenced to “imprisonment for life” by Gadchiroli sessions judge Suryakant S.Shinde.Professor Saibaba, Mr. Mishra, Mr. Rahi and two residents of Gadchiroli —Mahesh Tirki, Pandu Narote — were convicted under Sections 13, 18, 20, 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Section 120 B of the Indian Penal Code for connections with the banned Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), an organisation linked with the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).Also read: Govt. wanted to kill me: Saibaba | The best way to stop me was to throw me in jail, says SaibabaThe sixth accused in the case, Mr.Vijay Tirki, was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for ten years. The court concurred with the prosecution’s charges and held that the police could prove their charges with the help of “hard-disks and information” recovered from his computer and other places. Prashant Rahi, a freelance journalist and human rights activist from Uttarakhand, during his arrest in 2013. Rahi has been convicted for Maoist links and sentenced to life in prison. Photo: Special Arrangement JNU student Hem Mishra, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment, for his alleged Maoist links. Photo: Special Arrangement