Spurs given Lo Celso injury boost after star hurt in heated Argentina clash

first_imgTOTTENHAM have been given a big injury boost regarding Giovani Lo Celso after he was hurt in Thursday’s heated clash between Argentina and Chile.The on-loan Real Betis star, 23, picked up a nasty knock to the ankle in the feisty match – where ten yellow cards were shown.1 Lo Celso has given Spurs a big injury boost after revealing his knock is minorCredit: AP:Associated PressLo Celso was clattered into by a studs-up lunge from Charles Aranguiz after just 53 minutes of the game in Los Angeles.He was taken off the pitch in pain, but has now insisted he is fine.After the game, Lo Celso revealed: “It was only a blow, nothing to worry about.”Tottenham have an agreement to spend £55million on Lo Celso next summer on the completion of his year-long loan.So far, the Argentine playmaker has made three Premier League appearances – all off the bench – and is yet to start a game.But Mauricio Pochettino will be relieved he is not too badly injured – with fellow summer signings Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon also sidelined. And Spurs could also have been without Lucas Moura after it was revealed Barcelona had hoped to bring him to the Nou Camp this summer.Tottenham had appeared to be willing to sell too, but only for a fee of at least £45m – after he signed a five-year contract earlier this summer.The Brazilian forward was in fine form in the second-half of last season and scored a dramatic hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final against Ajax.Man Utd to make stunning January swoop for Christian Eriksen after failed Real Madrid movelast_img read more

Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition is completely ‘Sold Out’ – Business Ministry

first_imgThe Business Ministry together with our private sector partners is proud to host the Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GuyTIE) 2018.This inaugural activity, the largest and most exciting business to business event in Guyana, will be held from September 19th-22nd at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Georgetown.GuyTIE is strategically aligned with the objectives of the Ministry of Business and broader government policy to create the enabling environment that will foster business growth and development in Guyana. In light of this, the Private Sector bodies are in full support with regards to planning the event and sponsorship.More than sixty exhibitors will be on display throughout the entire indoor conference area of the Guyana Marriott Hotel. Participating businesses will represent various business sectors in Guyana including Agro-processing, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Food & Beverage, Food Processing, Forestry and Wood Products, Information and Communications, Print and Publishing, Printing and Packaging, Tourism, Arts and Craft, and other services.Buyers have also registered from around the globe, from as far away as India and Korea, and will be here as Guyana signals that it is “Open for Business”. Buyers from Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Haiti, Barbados, Jamaica, Cuba and Brazil are also registered to be there and will be looking for avenues to interact with the business community in Guyana. The opportunities for business linkages, sales and promotion are nothing but far-reaching, allowing businesses to tangibly benefit from the interactions during the event.The Steering Committee has expressed confidence that the Public/Private Sector partnerships, which have resulted in GuyTIE being created, will benefit Guyana in a major way. These partnerships will create incentives for the Private Sector to develop their export capability. It will also develop the sector to provide a better service and open up markets for joint venture participation.last_img read more

Neymar ‘not yet 100%’ but ready to play for Brazil

first_img“It’s going to take a bit more time for this fear to go away, but I’m ready to play. Nothing can stop me from doing so,” Neymar added, hours before a planned flight to London where the team will continue their World Cup preparations.The world’s most expensive player hasn’t played since hurting himself in a French league game against Marseille on February 25, but Neymar has been training for the past 10 days and took part in a national team preparation camp this week in Teresopolis.“I feel good physically. My foot is fine. Of course I have to adjust to certain things. I’m feeling a bit of discomfort but it’s not going to stop me from playing,” he said.The 26-year-old also reflected on what was a frustrating 2014 World Cup experience on home soil, as a back injury ruled him out of Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-finals.“It’s a dream to play in another World Cup, a dream which I hope won’t be interrupted again,” he said.Brazil will play two warm-up matches before travelling to Russia, with a friendly against Croatia at Anfield on June 3 before a trip to Vienna to face Austria on June 10.The five-time world champions play their opening match in Group E against Switzerland on June 17 in Rostov-on-Don. Brazil then face Costa Rica on June 22 in Saint Petersburg and Serbia in Moscow on June 27.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar hasn’t played a game since fracturing a bone in his right foot on February 25 © AFP/File / Mauro PIMENTELRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 27 – Neymar acknowledged on Sunday that he was “not yet at 100 percent” after surgery on his fractured right foot, but the Brazil forward said he was ready to play for his country at the World Cup.“I’m not yet at 100 percent. That will come with time. I’m still a bit scared of going all out, but there are still several days before our start,” the Paris Saint-Germain star told reporters at Brazilian football headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.last_img read more

Burnley reveal three-year deal for Aston Villa full-back Matthew Lowton

first_img1 New Burnley defender Matthew Lowton Matthew Lowton has become Burnley’s first signing following their relegation to the Championship.The 26-year-old right-back – a product of Sheffield United’s academy – has left Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a three-year deal at Turf Moor.Burnley boss Sean Dyche told his club’s official website: “Even back to his days at Sheffield United, I always thought Matt was a very good player and one who I think is motivated to go again.“He has been at a big club in Aston Villa and wants to get back to the Premier League. The challenge for him now is to play regular first-team football and help Burnley to get back there and we look forward to welcoming him into the group.”Lowton, who made 82 appearances in all competitions for Villa, will help fill the void left by Kieran Trippier, who joined Tottenham last week.last_img read more

TRANSFER REPORT: West Ham launch €35million bid for Belgian wonderkid

first_imgWest Ham United have made a €35million bid (£28million) for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, according to reports.The Belgian striker, who scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season, has also been the subject of interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus in recent weeks.However, it is the Hammers who have made the first move for the 22-year-old, launching a bid that would smash their current record transfer fee of £15 million, which they paid for Andy Carroll in 2013.After the fall-out of Brexit, the move has been cast into some doubt due to the fall in the value of the pound. But this seems unlikely to deter the east Londoners, who have been linked with a number of top strikers in recent weeks after Slaven Bilic made signing a striker his top priority ahead of the club’s move to the Olympic Stadium. Batshuayi has enjoyed a fine season at Marseille, scoring 17 goals in Ligue 1 1last_img read more

Lionel Messi’s 21-month prison sentence upheld by Catalan High Court

first_img1 A Catalan High Court has today upheld a 21-month prison sentence imposed on Lionel Messi last July for defrauding €4.1 million (£3.4m) from the Treasury between 2007 and 2009. The Argentina international and his father, Jorge, were found guilty at a Barcelona court last summer, and that decision has now been ratified.The pair are highly unlikely to serve any time in jail, however, as under Spanish law a prison sentence under two years can be served under probation.Messi, a five-time world footballer of the year and one of the sport’s highest earners, was accused of using offshore companies in Belize and Uruguay to avoid taxation on image rights earnings.He has always maintained his innocence, insisting he left all financial matters in the hands of his father and lawyers. Barcelona star’s guilty verdict has been confirmed last_img read more

Man who killed eight in Buncrana crash asks for prison release

first_imgThe Buncrana man jailed for killing eight people in Ireland’s worst ever single road traffic crash has asked to be released from prison. Shaun Kelly (29) of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana asked the Hugh Court today to grant his release under claims he was due one third enhanced remission. Shaun Kelly was initially jailed for two years when he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of seven of his friends and a pensioner in July 2010. However, the Appeal Court decided that sentence was too lenient and added another two years to the sentence originally handed down in December, 2014.On 11 July 2010, Kelly was driving a Volkswagen Passat which collided with a car travelling in the opposite direction in Buncrana. Seven of those who died were young men aged between 19 and 23 who were passengers in Kelly’s car. The eighth was a 66-year-old man on his way back from bingo.The Irish Independent reports that Kelly’s counsel said that he should have already been released, as of last Friday.High Court judge Ms Justice Mary Faherty heard from Micheal P.O’Higgins SC that with a full third remission, Kelly should have been already released in mid-August.Solicitor Niamh Kelly, of Michael J. Staines and Company, told the court in an affidavit that Mr Kelly’s release date, based on a remission rate of one-quarter, was due on December 16 next.Based on a one third enhanced remission he should have been freed last Friday.Mr O’Higgins said the Minister for Justice had refused to release Mr Kelly from Loughan House Open Centre, Blacklion, Co Cavan.  He was now seeking to quash the Minister decision by way of judicial review.Kelly is also seeking to quash the Ministers order of February last revoking his temporary release following negative media coverage with pictures of him working on the family farm. Kelly also seeks an order directing the re-consideration by the Minister of his application for enhanced remission.What was described as a Media Book opened to the court outlined headlines in the various newspapers that covered Kelly’s temporary release including: Driver in worst car crash ever  victim families horrified Daily Mail; Secret Day release for driver who killed eight Herald;  Anger as man jailed for killing eight released Examiner.Mr O’Higgins told the court there was nothing in prison legislation entitling the Minister to refuse temporary release on the basis of newspaper coverage and none of the articles indicated any danger to the safety and protection of Mr Kelly by being granted temporary release.He said Mr Kelly’s mother, Mrs Pauline Kelly, took up her son’s case following cancellation of his temporary release and had been told by the Irish Prison Service that his release had led to unprecedented media attention all of which was negative.Mr O’Higgins said that in order to qualify for enhanced remission Mr Kelly had engaged in authorised structured activity involving computers, woodwork, art, catering, laundry, horticulture and industrial cleaning.Through his art classes he had designed, made and engraved seven memorial plaques to be placed on the graves of his friends who lost their lives in the accident.In his application to the Minister for enhanced remission Kelly stated: ‘I am truly sorry for my actions and the devastating losses which flowed from them culminating in the on-going grief of the families of my close friends and my own cousin who lost their lives on that fateful night’.He said he had tried to use his time in prison positively and constructively and he believed he had put himself in a position to successfully reintegrate into society although he would always carry the burden of his actions along with the pain of all concerned.Judge Faherty granted Mr Kellys legal team, Micheal OHiggins SC; Karl Monahan BL and Niamh Kelly, of Michael J. Staines Solicitors, leave to judicially challenge the Minister’s refusal for early enhanced release;  leave to quash his decision revoking temporary release, and leave to seek an order directing the Minister to reconsider both matters.Those who perished in the two car collision were Eamonn McDaid, 22, of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, 21, of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty, 19, of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney 19, of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin, 21, of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney, 23, of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin, 21, of Umricam, Buncrana and 66 year old Hugh Friel who was returning from bingo in Buncrana when the tragedy occurred.Man who killed eight in Buncrana crash asks for prison release was last modified: August 26th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgIRELAND’S most scenic race takes place in Ballyliffin this Saturday.It’s all systems go and the event has a 1pm start on this occasion.Added is a 7 mile option with the same start point in the village and finish point on the Beach as normal but the 7 mile option walk /jog /run simply requires a diversion along the route in the Isle Of Doagh. “Occassions and events such as this are a very positive addition to the opportunities available to tourists and locals alike and highlight the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way and more particularly the beauty of this immediate area,” said Patsy McGonagle, the Irish Athletics Olympic Team Leader.The children’s races on the Beach which proved such good fun previously will be repeated and entry is free.It’s a family day out in every respect.Challenge Entry fee again 20 euros and pre entry encouraged per www.visitballyliffin.com  IRELAND’S MOST SCENIC RACE IN BALLYLIFFIN THIS EASTER SATURDAY was last modified: April 1st, 2015 by John2Share 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:Ballyliffin coastal challengedonegalInishowenlast_img read more


first_imgIt was Letterkenny’s original Superpub and now it has re-opened under new management after a major refurbishment programme.Sister Sara’s, located on the town’s Port Road, is back in business and ready to provide top quality refreshment and entertainment in equal measure.The well known premises is now under the experienced guiding hand of the Brogan family and has undergone significant change with a bright newly painted exterior matched by a lavishly decorated interior. A split-level bar area is the centre point of the new Sister Sara’s with sheer comfort and class the order of the day throughout the environs.Here is a venue unrivalled in design and stunning surrounds.Another hugely impressive feature is a top class beer garden and smoking area.No pub, of course, can thrive without top class service and here, too, the Port Road venue wins through a combination of quality refreshment, including a tasty new cocktail menu, and friendly staff. An exciting entertainment line-up also marks the premises out as the pick of the bunch in Letterkenny.It begins this Friday night with well known local band, Eldorado, fronted by the ever popular Hugo McLaughlin, providing the music.There, too, will be Highland Radio’s Gary Gamble, one of the rising stars on both the local and national scene.On Saturday night, it’s the turn of D.J. Marty Curran, back by popular demand to entertain the throngs with his party music mix guaranteed to keep the patrons hopping.For those who revel in televised sport – and a certain All-Ireland quarter-final will be the game of choice shortly – there are six brand new plasa screens located conveniently through the pub to provide the coverage from venues near and distant. Superpub? Make that Ultra Superpub…!SISTER SARA’S SUPERPUB BRING BACK THE 80’S THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND was last modified: August 1st, 2014 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:Bank HolidayEntertainmentnewsSister Sara’ sWeekendlast_img read more

Mosac Rally: Title decider for National Championship

first_img Tags: Arthur blickErnest MusiimeShafic MatovuThe Mosac rallyYassin Nasser Organizers, members of FMU and sponsors pose for a group photo after the press conference on Wednesday, November, 13. (Photo/Abraham)The Mosac rally slated for November 29th to 1st December in Kapeka, Nakaseke will be the last round on the national rally championship (NRC) calendar as well as the decider for who wins the title.With a distance of 161.75km (competitive) and 126.30km (liaison), the drivers need to display their A-speed game in order to triumph over their opponents.However, the 10 sections in Kalasa, Kaddunda, Industrial park and Kyamutakasa shall be a header between Yassin Nasser (415) points and Arthur Blick Jnr (385) points, the two fighting for the title.Speaking at a press conference at Speke Hotel in Kampala, Mr. Ernest Musiime, the Federation for Motor Clubs of Uganda (FMU) Secretary thanked the promoters of the event who have pushed a lot to make it to where it is.“This is going to be the last event on the calendar for National rally Championship. As you can see it is very tight and sensitive to the organisers since everyone is looking at it.” he remarked.Mr. Shafic Matovu, the Clerk of the course, echoed that spectators this time around shall be kept in their positions and fast rescinding drivers shall be among the first 20 cars.“We need to protect the time marshals who have been doing remarkable in making the sport fair and competitive though we have not done much to protect them in the past. This time we do not need anyone at the controls if they are not on duty. This is a very crucial event as the president and manager said, we want a very fair and competitive display without any excuses of people being cheated. The military shall be there as reinforcement so there should not be any worries.” he said.The much anticipated finale has attracted sponsors that include; Coca Cola, Victoria University, Marine Time Cargo, Speke Hotels among others.The Federation of Motor clubs of Uganda members and sponsors addressing at press at Speke Hotel. (Photo/Abraham)Comments last_img read more