Ireland stun Germany 1-0 to throw Group D wide open

first_imgIreland stunned world champions Germany 1-0 thanks to Shane Long’s 70th minute strike on Thursday to throw Euro 2016 qualifying Group D wide open and maintain their chances of booking a spot at the finals with a game left to play.Long latched on to a deep cross from substitute goalkeeper Darren Randolph to drill past Germany stopper Manuel Neuer and take Ireland, who visit Poland on Sunday, level on 18 points with their next opponents.Group leaders Germany, who have 19 points and only needed a draw to qualify in Dublin, next host Georgia.“It’s amazing, to even be part of tonight, playing the world champions at home but to come away scoring the winning goal is an amazing feeling,” Long told Sky Sports.The Germans had suffered a late blow in the build-up to the match with captain Bastian Schweinsteiger ruled out hours before the kickoff having picked up a groin injury in their final training session.“What happened is what happens with teams like Ireland and that is that we had a lot of possession,” said Germany defender Mats Hummels.“We had our chances but they used their only one. Ireland made the most out of very little. Now we know it can get very tight in the last game and we have to be dominant against Georgia and not let anything happen.”But they still had no problem taking control of the game with some swift passing and lots of movement off the ball and had a couple of early chances, with the unmarked Jerome Boateng missing the target with a header and Ilkay Guendogan seeing his effort deflected wide.The visitors gradually eased off, however, allowing Ireland more space and as the hosts grew in confidence they were almost caught on the break when Andre Schuerrle, a replacement for the injured Mario Goetze in the first half, fired over the bar.Ireland continued to work hard and were rewarded when Randolph’s long kick sent Long clear to beat Neuer with a powerful shot.Thomas Mueller should have levelled with a close-range effort seven minutes later but the hosts held on for a memorable win, their first in a competitive game against the Germans.Group D standings Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Germany 9 6 1 2 22 8 19 2 Poland 9 5 3 1 31 9 18 —————————— 3 Ireland 9 5 3 1 18 5 18 4 Scotland 9 3 3 3 16 12 12 5 Georgia 9 3 0 6 9 14 9 6 Gibraltar 9 0 0 9 2 50 0last_img read more

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Political harassment, intimidation narrative (Part 2)

first_imgDear Editor,APNU/AFC claims that the East Coast Demerara lands were sold without due process and for prices far below the market value. What are the facts? First, one parcel was sold for $185 million to an investor that is presently completing construction of a modern cinema and mall in the front of Liliendaal, a project similar to one in TrinCity in Trinidad. This plot of land was previously offered for sale in a “fit and proper” tender. The person awarded the land in the public bidding offered the highest price of $150 million, but then failed to secure funding to finalize the deal. The Trinidad investors, answering Guyana’s call for foreign investors to invest in our economy, sought land to create a modern entertainment area. It was an attractive offer, and the PPP Government suggested various areas for this investment.The investors offered a price at least 15% higher than the price we had previously obtained through public bidding for the Liliendaal front lands. The irony is that, in a short while, leading members of APNU/AFC, maybe even the President, will be praising this investment as they commission this new facility, totally ignoring that they have also charged two decent men with misconduct; men who contributed to making the project a reality.The second parcel of land at the back of Liliendaal was sold for $150 million. The price paid by those investors is at a rate per acre paid by Giftland Mall. Giftland Mall was a good investment secured under the PPP and commissioned during this administration. Senior Cabinet persons attended the commissioning and lauded the investment. They were right in heaping praise on the Giftland owners and their vision. But why were Ashni and Brassington not charged for the sale of the land on which Giftland sits? If the sale of the other parcel located within a stone’s throw of Giftland represents misconduct because the Government did not charge more for it when the price was similar to the Giftland parcel, then certainly the sale of the Giftland parcel should also constitute misconduct.The third parcel of land, in Ruimveldt, was sold in accordance with the laws of Guyana. It was advertised for sale, and bidders were solicited during a two-month period. It was eventually sold to the highest bidder at about $598 million.How could this be misconduct? If APNU/AFC want to score political points by insisting they could have obtained better prices, then that is their right. But no political party has a right to twist the facts and then charge anyone with misconduct in office, even when the statutes do not even support these charges.If this is a new paradigm, where is SOCU, as APNU/AFC is guilty of gross misconduct on a daily basis? Guyana should have obtained at least US$250 million as a signing bonus for the oil contract.Comparison with other countries that have signed oil contracts in the last decade ranks Guyana’s signing bonus as the smallest, even though Guyana had the most attractive oil potential. In addition, the signing bonus of US$18 million was stashed away in a hidden bank account, and APNU/AFC admitted only when confronted with hard evidence. Who is being charged with misconduct?APNU/AFC allowed a contract to rent a house for $175 million annually. The house was bought for $25 million simultaneously as the contract was signed, and the person contracted was paid six months in advance. He then used part of the money to pay for the house. Who has been charged with misconduct?There is a case of a medicine procurement contract with a value of $605 million. There was no advertisement, no tender of any kind. An analysis of the medicine bought showed that the value at International Reference Prices amount to only $190 million. Who is being charged with misconduct?Every day in Guyana, laws are being flouted by this Government and its agencies with greater abandonment and more brazenness.There is the brazenness of the $1.5 billion Durban Park fiasco, where the accounts conveniently disappeared. They failed to meet trade requirements with America and lost the fish export market. The misconduct is not only in central government, but extends to their officers, such as REOs, lower down in Government architecture.The Georgetown City Council is imposing an illegal parking meter contract on the Guyanese people. The REO in Region Two arrogantly says his misconduct was due to excitement, and the REO of Region six bought a used, obsolete bulldozer for $15 million when they tendered for a new bulldozer. Misconduct in office has become the norm these days.Clearly, APNU/AFC has wrapped itself in a cloak of political intimidation and harassment. The reprehensible ‘misconduct in office’ charges against Ashni Singh and Brassington are only the latest example of intimidation and harassment.Sincerely,Dr Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more

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AND NOW SOME GOOD NEWS: RESTAURANT EXTENDS HOURS TO COPE WITH DEMAND

first_imgIT just goes to show that if you offer quality and value, your business can grow – even in these tough times.Kelly’s Restaurant at Mountain Top in Letterkenny has seen demand for its €10 Steak Nights grow so much, it has been forced to extend its hours – and add it to a second night.So from this week, the Saturday Steak Night has been joined by a Friday Steak Night. And there’s extended hours until 11pm on both evenings too. “People have really caught onto the offer and we are reacting to increasing demand by adding a second night and opening that bit later too,” said Leah McNulty from Kelly’s Restaurant.“Regular customers already know that the offer consists of a 10oz Sirloin Steak with all trimmings including chips & pepper sauce for just €10.”The restaurant is also diversifying into other evenings throughout the week, and the morning and lunchtime trade is really buzzing.Said Leah: “The launch of our new menu just last week also has been a huge success with positive feedback from our loyal customers who week after week come back for more. “With even more choice now and particularly for those with dietary needs our aim is to build on our reputation as the best value restaurant in Letterkenny.”On Wednesdays the restaurant goes all Italian with all 10″ homemade pizzas are Buy 1 Get 1 free!Thursday Nite is Chinese nite…Choose from a mouth-watering choice of starters & spicy main courses from just €3.50After steak nights on Friday and Saturday, Kelly’s now also offer an incredible Sunday lunch – with 4 courses available from 12noon only €15 for adults & kids just €9.95. AND NOW SOME GOOD NEWS: RESTAURANT EXTENDS HOURS TO COPE WITH DEMAND was last modified: July 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:AND NOW SOME GOOD NEWS: RESTAURANT EXTENDS HOURS TO COPE WITH DEMANDlast_img read more

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Goalkeeper takes matters into his own hands and scores goal from own area

first_imgHave you ever stood there protecting your goal perfectly but looked on dismayed at your team’s inability to create even the slimmest of chances?It’ll be a familiar feeling for goalkeepers up and down the land but, should you ever encounter such a situation, take a leaf out of Salvador Sanchez de Lope’s book.The CF Pozuelo de Alarcon keeper, playing in Spain’s fourth tier, took matters into his own hands (or feet) by scoring a stunner in their fixture against Villanueva del Pardillo.The shot-stopper decided to bypass the defence, midfield and forward line by drop-kicking the ball, from his own area, straight into his opponents net – nutmegging his opposite number in the process.The strike was the only goal of the game and it’s fair to say Sanchez de Lope will never score a better one however much he tries.Take a look at the strike above.last_img read more

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Scots have a kilt shortage

first_imgLONDON – Great Scot! A shortage of ceremonial kilts could leave thousands of soldiers without a stitch of plaid to wear as they parade to the skirl of the bagpipes. Military officials said Monday that more than 5,000 Scottish soldiers are having to share their kilts because defense chiefs have not finalized a contract to buy enough of the garments. The men, who face regular tours of duty in south Iraq and Afghanistan, have just 320 kilts, or one for every 15 soldiers. Combat troops wore the traditional Highland garb in battle as late as World War I, but now the plaid kilts are used in ceremonial uniform. 160Want 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 MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeNew kilts are needed for all Scottish soldiers following the August 2006 merger of centuries-old regiments into a single Royal Regiment of Scotland. “A planned deployment of kilts will be agreed with the Royal Regiment of Scotland on a rollout basis with … the full program being completed by January 2008,” a Ministry of Defense spokesman said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with government policy. The Ministry of Defense has refused to say who has won the contract to supply the kilts; in the meantime, soldiers will have to share. The 320 kilts provided so far have been supplied by Argyll Bagpipes and Kilts on a trial basis. The full contract is worth up to $1.95 million, taking two years to complete and will involve 15,000 yards of fabric. “The kilt is psychologically important for the identity of Scottish soldiers,” said Lt. Col. Willy Macnair, who served in the defunct Queen’s Own Highlander regiment. “It may mean that some soldiers in this (new) regiment, by the time they leave, may never have worn it.”last_img read more

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How the Premier League table would look based on every club’s home form

first_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 10 Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 10 whoops 10 West Ham are gradually turning the London Stadium into something of a fortress The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 LATEST Nathan Redmond will want to pick up where he left off next season 10 The Blues made it count in west London this season Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT TROPHY JIBE SORRY Roy Hodgson’s side might have fantastic support at Selhurst Park but the players aren’t making it count 10 5. Tottenham: Played – 19, Won – 12, Drawn – 2, Lost 5, Points – 38 MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want Old Trafford to be as intimidating as it used to be next season GETTY 20. Huddersfield:  Played – 19, Won – 2, Drawn – 3, Lost – 14, Points – 919. Cardiff City: Played – 19, Won – 6, Drawn – 2, Lost -11, Points – 2018. Crystal Palace: Played – 19, Drawn – 5, Won – 5, Lost – 9, Points – 20 10center_img Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea revealed The 2018/19 Premier League season is done and dusted, with Manchester City again reigning victorious.Pep Guardiola’s men retained the title for the first time in their history with a 4-1 win at Brighton on Sunday, finishing the season with 98 points – one point clear of second placed Liverpool. Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions 10 17. Fulham: Played – 19, Won – 6, Drawn – 3, Lost – 10, Points – 2116. Brighton: Played – 19, Won – 6, Drawn – 5, Lost – 8, Points – 2315. Burnley: Played – 19, Won – 7, Drawn – 2, Lost – 10, Points – 2314. Southampton: Played – 19, Won – 5, Drawn – 8, Lost – 6, Points – 23 4. Chelsea: Played – 19, Won – 12, Drawn – 6, Lost 1, Points – 42 13. Newcastle: Played – 19, Won – 8, Drawn – 1, Lost – 10, Points – 2512. Watford: Played – 19, Won – 8, Drawn – 3, Lost – 8, Points – 2711. Leicester: Played – 19, Won – 8, Drawn – 3, Lost – 8, Points – 2710. Bournemouth: Played – 19, Won – 8, Drawn – 5, Lost – 6, Points – 299. West Ham: Played – 19, Won – 9, Drawn – 4, Lost – 6, Points – 31 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The Reds were invincible at Anfield this year 1. Manchester City: Played – 19, Won – 19, Drawn – 0, Lost 1, Points – 54 3. Arsenal: Played – 19, Won – 14, Drawn – 3, Lost 2, Points – 45 But how would the table have looked based on home form only?talkSPORT.com has ranked all 20 Premier League teams purely by their results on their own turf and you can check it out below. gameday cracker latest Getty Unai Emery did well at the Emirates this season 2. Liverpool: Played – 19, Won – 17, Drawn – 2, Lost 0, Points – 53 8. Wolves: Played – 19, Won – 10, Drawn – 4, Lost 5, Points – 347. Everton: Played – 19, Won – 10, Drawn – 4, Lost 5, Points – 346. Manchester United: Played – 19, Won – 10, Drawn – 6, Lost 3, Points – 36 10 Spurs have the potential to turn their new home into something special 10 10 Just like the title race, City pip Liverpool to top spot by one pointlast_img read more

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Liverpool legend tells Man United to sack Solskjaer and picks ideal successor

first_img TROPHIES WON AT JUVENTUS 2 GETTY Allegri said: “We evaluated the future of Juventus and obviously the club decided to take a direction next year without me, but that doesn’t change anything.“We have grown together and it is the right moment to leave the club in the best possible way.” Massimiliano Allegri has enjoyed a glittering career in charge of Juve… 5x Serie A4x Coppa Italia2x Supercoppa Italiana Getty Steve Nicol believes Allegri should be the next Manchester United manager “Who would you rather have as your manager, Allegri or Solskjaer?“Seriously, it’s no contest.”Since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014, Allegri managed to deliver 11 trophies and reached the Champions League Final on two occasions.Having previously spoken of his desire to work in the Premier League, the failure to secure a European title for the Old Lady appears to not have bothered the 51-year-old as he spoke of his pride at managing the bianconeri. 2 Liverpool legend Steve Nicol believes Manchester United should replace Ole Gunnar Solksjaer with Massimiliano Allegri this summer.The Italian is only just available after being sacked by Juventus on Friday after five trophy-laden seasons in Turin. ESPN pundit Nicol claims there is ‘no contest’ between the two managers and United should do all they can to convince the Italian to take the reigns at Old Trafford.Since being appointed permanently back in March, Solskjaer has endured a miserable run of form as Red Devils manager.While discussing who was better equipped to manage the Premier League giants alongside his fellow pundits , the 57-year-old is adamant there is only one winner.“I know there’s the human element in it,” he said on ESPN. “But really?” Solskjaer has endured a tough time since being appointed permanent Red Devils boss last_img read more

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Jackson County Inmate Roster – 7-29-19

first_imgBond:$1505 Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. Allman, Dennis M Charges:34-47-2 Direct Contempt Release Date:07-28-2019 – 6:23 pm Charges:7.1-5-1-3 Public Intoxication View Profile >>> Release Date:07-28-2019 – 5:53 pm Booking Date:07-28-2019 – 10:56 am Booking Date:07-28-2019 – 7:38 pm Booking Date:05-02-2019 – 3:47 am Release Date:07-28-2019 – 7:08 am View Profile >>> Lovegrove, Travis M Bond:$705 Bond:$705 Booking Date:07-29-2019 – 12:23 am Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Booking #:101825 Moore, Nathan C Bond:No Bond Booking Date:07-28-2019 – 7:14 pm Booking #:101822 Bond:$1505 Bond:$1505 Perez, Juan A Bond:$705 Booking Date:07-28-2019 – 7:09 pm Parrish, Brady A View Profile >>> Driggers, Frank Rcenter_img View Profile >>> Bond:$355 Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox7.1-5-7-7 (2) Minor-Consumption of Alcohol View Profile >>> Booking Date:07-27-2019 – 6:11 pm Booking #:101824 Charges:35-45-1-3 Disorderly Conduct35-42-2-1 (1A) Battery Charges:35-45-1-3 Disorderly Conduct35-42-2-1 (1A) Battery Booking #:101816 Cox, Christopher A Williams, Noah M Booking Date:07-28-2019 – 2:58 am Charges:9-30-5-1(b) BAC .15% or greater9-30-15-3 Violation Open Container Booking Date:07-28-2019 – 3:46 am Hoard, Tamara J View Profile >>> Booking #:101826 Release Date:07-28-2019 – 1:53 pm View Profile >>> Charges:35-42-2-1 (1A) Battery35-45-1-3 Disorderly Conduct Booking #:101211 Booking #:101819 View Profile >>> Booking #:101821 Bond:$705 Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-30-5-1(b) BAC .15% or greater Charges:9-24-18-1 Never Receiving Driver License9-30-5-2(b) Operating Vehicle Intox/ Endangerment9-26-1-2 Leaving the Scene-Property Dam35-45-4-1 Public Indecency/Indecent Exp35-44.1-3-1(a) Resisting Law Enforcement Booking #:101823 View Profile >>>last_img read more

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Rovers set to unveil three new signings

first_imgSligo Rovers are set to confirm the signing of three new players this afternoon.Strikers Vinny Faherty and Greg Moorhouse, and winger Jamie McDonagh are all set to be unveiled by the club ahead of the close of the July transfer window this evening.It will bring to seven the number of new players brought into the club since May, and the new additions are set to feature for the club in a friendly game against Ballinamallard United tomorrow at the Showgrounds.last_img

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South Africa’s Auditor-General

first_imgThe office of the Auditor-General was set up in terms of Chapter 9 of South Africa’s Constitution. As one of the so-called Chapter Nine institutions, it was set up to safeguard the country’s constitutional democracy. Here we take a look at the Office of the Auditor-General, how it works, and what it does.The Auditor-General produces audit reports on all government departments, public entities, municipalities and public institutions every year – with the aim of helping to ensure accountability and good governance in the public sector. (Image: Auditor General South Africa)Brand South Africa ReporterWe take a look at the Office of the Auditor-General, how it works and what it does.What is the Auditor-General?The office of the Auditor-General was set up in terms of Chapter 9 of South Africa’s Constitution. As one of the so-called Chapter Nine institutions, it was set up to safeguard the country’s constitutional democracy.The independence of the Auditor-General is guaranteed by the Constitution, which states the Auditor-General must be impartial and must exercise its powers and perform its functions without fear, favour or prejudice.What does the Auditor-General do?Its functions are set out in the Constitution, and are further regulated in the Public Audit Act.The Auditor-General produces audit reports on all government departments, public entities, municipalities and public institutions every year – with the aim of helping to ensure accountability and good governance in the public sector.The audit outcomes are analysed in general reports that cover both the Public Finance Management Act and Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) cycles.The Auditor-General also conducts discretionary audits, performance audits and other special audits. It can also investigate a matter raised by a member of the public if the AG considers it to be in the public interest.Who is South Africa’s Auditor-General?The Auditor-General is appointed by Parliament for a fixed term of between five and 10 years.Thembekile Kimi Makwetu, a qualified chartered accountant, is South Africa’s Auditor- General. He was appointed as Deputy Auditor-General in 2007, and took over from Terence Nombembe as Auditor-General in December 2013. Shauket Fakie served as Auditor-General until 2006. The current Deputy Auditor-General is Tsakani T Ratsela.What is ‘clean administration’?In 2006, just a few days after his appointment as the Auditor-General, Terence Nombembe had this to say about clean administration: “Public sector audits go beyond merely expressing an opinion on the financial statements. When we audit the public sector, we also comment on the effectiveness of key management processes and give feedback on compliance with laws and regulations. We have to report in a manner that enables Parliament and the executive to account for how they deal with taxpayers’ money.”What happens to the reports?The Auditor-General’s annual and discretionary reports are tabled to the legislature with a direct interest in the audit – that is, Parliament, provincial legislatures or municipal councils. These reports are then used in accordance with their own rules and procedures for oversight.Who does the Auditor-General answer to?While independence of the Auditor-General is guaranteed under the Constitution, the office is accountable to the National Assembly and has to report on its activities and performance of its functions.The main accountability instruments are the Auditor-General’s budget and strategic plan, as well as the annual report, both of which are tabled annually in the National Assembly.The Standing Committee on the Auditor-General, established in terms of Public Accountability Act, oversees the performance of the Auditor-General on behalf of the National Assembly.The Auditor-General’s office is a self-funding organisation that bills its auditees – government institutions – based on time worked at public tariffs.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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