March 10, 2020
  • 11:01 am United win sparks talk of English Premier League title challenge
  • 11:00 am ‘Admiral’ delivers Tivoli Gardens win – Coach credits team’s ‘courage’ after come-from-behind result
  • 10:57 am Coach praises World champion
  • 2:00 pm Horse Racing Results
  • 1:45 pm Horse Racing Tips

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP): Manchester United relied on brilliant goalkeeping by David de Gea and a late, opportunistic finish by Wayne Rooney to snatch a 1-0 win at great rival Liverpool yesterday, sparking talk of an unlikely run at the Premier League title. With Arsenal only drawing 0-0 at Stoke a few hours later to return to first place on goal difference above Leicester, United trimmed the gap to the leaders to seven points – with 16 matches still to play in one of the most erratic title races in years. Talk of United even challenging for the title would have been dismissed as fanciful at the end of 2015, when the team was on an eight-game winless run and manager Louis van Gaal’s future looked precarious. Things look very different now. “Our competitors (for the title) have lost points,” said Van Gaal, whose side climbed one place to fifth. “When the gap is like this, seven points, you can overcome that. We started 2016 very good, with a lot of wins and a draw and we didn’t lose. I think this will give a big boost to players, fans, everyone in the environment of Manchester United.” Finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League is the minimum requirement for United and Tottenham are only two points away in fourth place. With Rooney back in the scoring groove, things look much brighter for the 20-time champions. The England captain took his tally for 2016 to five goals in four games by smashing home a volley from close range in the 78th minute after Marouane Fellaini’s header rebounded off the bar. It was United’s first shot on target, with the team indebted to De Gea for keeping the score at 0-0. De Gea produced two excellent saves to deny Emre Can, one with his feet and the other a diving, one-handed stop to his right. Liverpool started without a recognised striker – playing Roberto Firmino alone up front – and while that helped the team dominate midfield, it left them short of firepower. In 19 shots, only four were on target. Ninth-place Liverpool dropped eight points behind Spurs in a damaging blow to their Champions League aspirations. “A lot of the things we did today were good,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “Our finishing wasn’t good.” Goalkeepers were on top at Britannia Stadium, too, with Stoke’s Jack Butland and Arsenal’s Petr Cech getting most of the plaudits after a tight, tense game. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud had early chances in each half, but Butland reacted well to stop an angled shot and then a powerful header. Though chasing possession for much of the second half, Stoke could have taken all three points if not for a superb double save by Petr Cech midway through the second half. Aaron Ramsey also cleared a shot from near the goal-line as Stoke mounted late pressure. Arsenal, missing injured playmaker Mesut Ozil, failed to capitalise on Leicester’s 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday and dropped four points this week after also drawing at Liverpool on Wednesday. However, a draw at Stoke was welcome to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whose team hasn’t won at the Britannia since 2010. “We needed to be strong physically and had a great spirit,” Wenger said. “We fought very hard but couldn’t take our chances. It is a hard-fought 0-0. We have done better than years before at this ground and showed we can fight even when we miss certain players.”last_img read more

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first_imgPORTLAND, USA:Omar McLeod’s coach, Douglas Case, was beaming with delight following the athlete’s gold- medal win in the men’s 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre yesterday.”I knew the competition was very good, but then I watched him at practice every day and I knew how good he could be, and I hate to say I expected him to win, but I really did. He looked like he could do it in practice, and from everything I saw, he was the guy to beat in reality,” Case told The Gleaner.It was sweet redemption for McLeod after his disappointing sixth-place finish at the outdoor World Championships in Beijing, China, last August.”It’s been a great indoor season. We really tried to have a minimal indoor season. We under- trained and under-raced because it’s a big Olympic year for him and I think he’s got a lot more to come from him this year,” Case added.last_img read more

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first_imgWestern BureauDefender John Barrett scored his first goal of the season as defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) widened the gap at the top of the Red Stripe Premier League with a 1-0 victory over University of the West Indies (UWI) yesterday at Wespow Park.Barrett was on target in the 35th minute when his stooping header beat UWI goalkeeper Amal Knight at his near post.The win took them to 34 points and got them back to winning ways, following their stumble last week to Humble Lion. It was UWI’s second-successive loss and kept them on 29 points, three less than second place Tivoli Gardens FC.”The result speaks for itself. We dominated the game, and sometimes we need only one goal for three points. We got that today from Barrett,” said assistant coach Dillon Thelwell.”It was a good game tactically for us. We played our passing game, and we feel that these kinds of performances can only help our confidence going deeper into the season,” added Thelwell.”We are beginning to look good with our passing game. I think we are on the right track,” stated Thelwell.UWI, who came into the match in joint second place on points alongside Tivoli Gardens, never looked comfortable.It was unlike them to go the entire half of a match without a shot on goal. In fact, their first real attempt came in the 92nd minute when Jamie Robinson forced a save out of Jacomeno Barrett in the MBU goal.TOP STRIKERCorey Hylton and top striker Dino Williams, while having good spells in attack never threatened Knight at the other end either, except in the 12th minute when Hylton was gifted an opportunity, which he spurned.UWI head coach Marcel Gayle said thatthe game went according to plan for a top-of-the-table clash but that Montego Bay wanted it more.”For a top-of-the-table clash, I think it went as was expected. We were cagey early on, and that allowed MBU to settle quickly, and we never got back into it,” he said.”But I am still proud of how we played, though, ideally, we would have liked to put some effort on target. We will be looking to rebound on Wednesday, and that in itself will not be an easy match for us either,” said Gayle.last_img read more

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first_imgLATEST STORIES FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The Detroit Pistons dramatically shook their struggling roster by acquiring one of the NBA’s top players in Griffin in a trade with the Clippers. The deal for the five-time All-Star forward was announced early Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, giving Detroit a player who has been the face of the Clippers but whose career has been undercut by injuries. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)DETROIT — With his team in a slump that threatened to derail a once-promising season, Stan Van Gundy boldly put the Detroit Pistons on a new path.Where it will lead is anyone’s guess.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 28-year-old Griffin has averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists in his career, and he and the 24-year-old Drummond could be a formidable frontcourt tandem. Van Gundy acknowledged that the NBA has become more perimeter oriented, but he says there is value in trying to build a different type of team.“Like the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball. Everybody wanted power hitting and on-base percentage. They couldn’t get that. What did they go do? They went and built it on relief pitching and defense, and were very, very competitive for years,” Van Gundy said. “So we’re not in a situation where we can be that choosy, and we can’t necessarily go and try to do it the same way as everybody else.”The question is whether Griffin can stay healthy. The Clippers drafted him first overall in 2009, but he missed the 2009-10 season after surgery on his broken left kneecap. He also missed 21 games last season and 47 in 2015-16.If Griffin isn’t able to stay on the court, that big contract will become quite a burden for the Pistons — and even if he is healthy, Detroit may need to be creative to build a capable supporting cast around him and Drummond.Van Gundy already suggested that it will be hard for the Pistons to make another major move before this year’s trade deadline next week.“If you look at our roster, and the fact that we gave up a pick and the whole thing, we don’t have a ton of assets now to really do anything major,” he said. “But it doesn’t mean something couldn’t come up.”No matter how this deal turns out, it feels like a tipping point for Van Gundy, the kind of trade that could define his tenure in Detroit. The Pistons will have a hard time withstanding any significant decline in Griffin’s performance, but if he remains the star he’s been for much of his career, his arrival could be a big step in the right direction.“Since we’ve gotten here, all of our discussions have talked about, you know, how do you get that guy? How do you get the real superior talents in this league?” Van Gundy said. “You’ve got to have one of those guys.” MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Read Next Pistons’ Drummond to replace Wall on Team LeBron Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 awardcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The trade that brought Blake Griffin to the Pistons includes plenty of risk. The 6-foot-10 forward with an All-Star pedigree has a lengthy highlight reel and an injury history to match. But in his fourth season as Detroit’s coach and team president, Van Gundy wasn’t going to let this opportunity pass. If healthy, Griffin is the type of player who could lift this franchise significantly — and not just this season.“The hardest thing to do in this league is to get a proven star,” Van Gundy said Tuesday. “You get very few opportunities to do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDetroit has made the playoffs once under Van Gundy, but when the Pistons lost their eighth straight game Sunday, this season seemed to be slipping away. Detroit has looked lost without injured point guard Reggie Jackson, and although center Andre Drummond is signed long term, the future appeared murky at best.Guard Avery Bradley was on an expiring contract, and recent draft picks Luke Kennard and Stanley Johnson look more like role players than stars. The Pistons weren’t in a clear rebuilding mode, but improving the roster wasn’t going to be easy. So Detroit took a gamble, sending Bradley and leading scorer Tobias Harris to Los Angeles for Griffin in a six-player trade announced Tuesday morning. The deal also cost the Pistons a first-round draft pick.“It’s a great addition,” said Detroit forward Reggie Bullock, who once played with Griffin on the Clippers. “We’re getting an All-Star-caliber player coming to a team to add onto the one that we already have.”The upside is obvious. The Pistons have been mediocre for most of the past decade, but they’ve never picked higher than seventh in the draft during that period. Detroit isn’t considered a major free agent destination, so if the Pistons were going to acquire a player like Griffin, this was one way to do it.Griffin agreed to a $171 million, five-year deal with the Clippers in July, so Detroit can keep him for a while, albeit at a prohibitive cost.“Everybody can view that differently. ‘Oh wow, you’re locked into 140 million dollars-plus.’ Yeah, but he’s locked into us too, as one of the best players in the league,” Van Gundy said.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Since he started boxing, he only lost his first three bouts and won the next 12 fights,” said Gaspi.In the other bouts organized by the Philippine Sports Commission with the backing of Baguio City led by its mayor, Mauricio Domogan, Darwin Boyones of Biñan defeated Eddie Mapusao of Camarines Sur via split decision to advance to the finals of the youth boys’ light flyweight (46-49 kg).Jezzalyn Augusto of Camarines Sur also made it to the championship round of the junior girls’ light flyweight (48 kg) with a unanimous decision win over Angela Acebuche of Mandaluyong City.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “I know that he’s (Boyones) a very good boxer, so I just decided to be more aggressive,” said Guban in Filipino, who started boxing at age 10 and has become a regular in the stable of Felix Gaspi, owner of the Sorsogon-based Gaspi Boxing Team.By claiming the junior boys’ light flyweight (48 kg) title in Luzon, Guban will advance to the preliminaries of the national championship tentatively scheduled in two weeks in Mandaluyong City.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 crownIf Guban survives the challenge against the toughest fighters in his category from the Visayas and Mindanao, he can go all the way to the national finals next month in Saranggani province.Gaspi said Guban is highly motivated to capture the gold medal in his division, a start of something better that can help lift his family out of poverty.The youngest among four siblings and a big Manny Pacquiao fan, Guban’s parents are jobless. BAGUIO CITY—Jhunmil Guban’s market value will certainly rise a notch higher after winning the biggest fight of his young career.A common fixture during town fiestas in his hometown Bulan, Sorsogon, the 16-year-old outpointed heavily-favored Jovanie Boyones of Biñan, Laguna, during the Luzon finals of the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup on Monday at Malcolm Park here.ADVERTISEMENT Blue Eagles zoom to 7-0 start; Altas finally win, whip Warriors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,The record-breaking use of expletives by Attorney-at-Law Ryan Crawford should not be the main focus on the incident which took place on the ECD Public Road, and so detract from the casus belli which provoked the outburst.It is interesting to read of a similar incident which is related by another Attorney-at-Law and a sitting Member of Parliament, Mr Charrandass Persaud. In a letter to the media, he said, “On Friday, August 24, 2018, about 8.50pm, I was stopped at Vigilance at a “roadblock”. No ‘goodnight’, no ‘please’ was offered to me. I was told to produce my driver’s licence. I must let the public know this because it is our right. A policeman must tell you why he has stopped you. I asked the rank why he stopped me and he simply said he wanted to see my driver’s licence. I refused to give it to him.”He was taken to the Vigilance, where he was released after it was ascertained that he was an MP.However, when one views the video taken by the policeman, it should be noted that the videoing began as Crawford’s car was approaching. This would seem to suggest an act of premeditation. There is a clear intent to make a post on Facebook should the outcome of the stop escalate into something negative. This is evidenced by the fact that he immediately made the post of FB to garner ‘likes’ and elicit comments. Many persons seek fame in this regard. As a responsible officer, he should explain why he was bent on having a video done while stopping a vehicle for a ‘routine’ search. He should also explain why he took the evidence he collected ‘illegally’ immediately to FB, rather than reporting it to his superiors and allowing them to take the necessary action.It is also evident that the ‘calm and cool’ disposition of the traffic Police is clearly as a result of the fact that he was doing a recording of the event.In the case of Persaud, the Police had acted in their usual aggressive, rude and uncouth manner, since no recording was being done. Again, this would assume that it was the ‘game plan’ in Mr Crawford’s case that the provocation bear fruit, and it did. The Police officer received lots of ‘likes’ on FB.Mr Crawford gave sound legal reasoning, which is backed by what the Acting Commissioner of Police Mr David Ramnarine had clearly pronounced on in August 2016. He made it clear that the Guyana Police Force has zero tolerance for ranks that set up roadblocks or randomly stop private vehicles without authorisation, and that they can do so only if an offence has been committed; and that ‘willy-nilly’ stops must be discontinued.Mr Crawford made it clear to the Police officer that there must be reasonable suspicion that an offence is being committed, and it is clear that there was no ‘reasonable suspicion’.Moreover, our Constitution, in Article 149 (1) and (2), made it clear that no person shall be deprived of his freedom of movement throughout Guyana unless by lawful detention, and since there was no ‘reasonable suspicion’ to detain Mr Crawford, it can be concluded that his constitutional rights have been violated, regardless of how brief it was.Mr Ramnarine had further stated that some Police would take advantage of ‘soft and weak’ persons and demand money from them if their documents are not in order. Definitely, Mr Crawford cannot be categorised as ‘soft and weak’!I am sure the multitude of persons illegally stopped by the Police daily have the ‘know-how’ to react in this manner, and would have wanted to act like Mr Crawford, but desisted for various reasons, fear being paramount. But it is hoped that this much-publicised incident would bring the gravity of these illegal stops and detentions to a screeching halt, and Police Commissioner Mr Leslie James will ensure that this is done, to avoid a similar or worse occurrence.Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region Sixlast_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,The Mission Statement of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MoPI), posted on that ministry’s website is, “To plan, build and maintain a reliable, safe, efficient, and cost-effective Main Road Network and Sea and River defence system to protect life and property; support the movement of people, goods and services; reduce the cost of transportation; promote economic growth and quality of life, and protect the environment”.Unfortunately, this Mission Statement is nothing but a misleading message to distract persons who don’t know the reality obtaining at the MoPI.Numerous issues are being raised at the level of the Regional Democratic Council, and despite their being communicated to the subject minister, all the issues remain unattended. This is the pattern in all the ministries of the APNU/AFC coalition Government, and since Guyanese are punishing, it must be highlighted.These issues are intended to expose the incompetence that is existing in Government.1: The Main Road that runs throughout Black Bush Polder; that is, from Lesbeholden to Yakusari, is in a deplorable state. It has not been maintained by the MoPI, and is currently impassable, so farmers cannot use the road to move their produce to their desired market locations. The movement of people is restricted, whilst transportation cost has been increased.2: The Corentyne Highway from Adventure village to Crabwood Creek needs immediate maintenance. The potholes are causing fatal accidents.3: East and West Canje’s public roads also need immediate attention. Since their construction, there has been no maintenance; and so these roads must be maintained before they become impossible to traverse. For about three years now, a sink hole has existed on the New Forest village main road, and despite numerous complaints, nothing has been done to fix it. Many accidents have occurred there, and vehicles are damaged daily.3: The MoPI is spending millions to paint the Canje Bridge, but refuse to address the issue of ‘spaces’ being created on the Bridge. Commuters are feeling the burden, since vehicle tyres are being damaged because of the spaces that are now on the Bridge.4: Maintenance of street lights in Berbice is of great concern, since crime is on the increase. Nothing is, however, being done to address this issue.The MoPI is spending money only where there can be “kickbacks” from contractors. Having direct responsibility for maintenance of the main public roads in Region Six, the MoPI continues to disregard the people’s cries and refuse to fix these roads.They fix roads only in the APNU/AFC coalition Government support base.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

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first_imgThe joint energy committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate yesterday made summary briefing to their respective plenary, informing them that the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) is currently facing a serious financial crisis that requires urgent austerity measures.In view of the debacle, the Legislature has cited Ministers of Lands, Mines and Energy, Finance and Development Planning and Justice to appear at the joint Legislature Committee to answer inquiries relating to NOCAL activities.A brief from the Legislative hearing signed by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment Albert Tugbe Chie (as lead committee) is said to be progress information on that hearing which took place on June 8, 2015 in the Joint Chambers of the Legislature with the participation of the Standing Committee on Energy of the House of Representatives. The main terms of reference of the joint committee are to ascertain the financial health of NOCAL, the status of the oil exploration program, the reform process and the 2014 petroleum bid round.After more than four hours of questioning and deliberations, the NOCAL team, according to the report, “confirmed that NOCAL is facing a serious financial crisis requiring urgent austerity measures, and that most of the previously encumbered oil blocks are now virtually vacant and the 2014 bid round remains inconclusive. Due to the gravity of the circumstances faced by the oil program the report said the joint legislative committee has planned further hearings next week to be able to probe deeper into the matter inorder to make a full report to plenary.During next week’s hearings, the Chairman of NOCAL’s board of directors will be reappearing along with the company’s senior management team, to provide a short to medium term plan for keeping the oil exploration program active and prevent it from total collapse, the joint committee informed plenary.Furthermore the NOCAL team will be asked to provide the company’s proposed plan and details on the austerity measures contemplated in the immediate short-term to keep NOCAL financially intact. “If the retrenchment or redundancy of employees is being considered as part of these measures, the company is to put this on hold pending further consultations between NOCAL and the Joint Senate and House Committees,” advised the joint committee.The Ministers of Lands, Mines & Energy, Finance and Development Planning and Justice are expected to attend the next hearing. The three Ministers oversee the energy, finance and legal sectors respectively, and are all members of the hydrocarbon technical committee while the first two ministers are members of the board of directors of NOCAL.“From information available to the joint committee, it is alleged that the three ministers participated in policy decisions and approvals which have contributed to the present predicament engulfing NOCAL and the oil program, and their views on moving the oil program forward will be very useful,” the joint committee stated. It has been widely publicized that NOCAL is in such bad shape that it cannot pay the mortgage for the three floors it occupies in the building owned by the Episcopal Church on Randall and Ashmun Streets.Sources say that the disaster is so extreme that NOCAL is contemplating retrenching dozens of employees, especially those within the lower bracket earnings, while retaining members of the senior staff including the company’s nine vice presidents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgOne of the issues from the ministry’s point of view is that they are hesitant to build a school based on hypothetical population growth. “Projections for this community are changing dramatically and continuously. If you talk to people from the city, the projections for growth are quite phenomenal,” Boyd admits. “Whether that comes to fruition or not, who knows, but right now, the ministry with their tight budgets are not willing to part with the dollars on the crystal ball, and that’s creating an issue for us.” Also discussed at the COW was the desire to set up meetings with local MLA Pat Pimm, and Fort St. John City Councillors to brief them on questions or concerns on behalf of the school district. A timeline for meeting with the City has not been established, but the district will aim to meet with Pimm prior to September 25, or after October 12. Doug Boyd is the Secretary Treasurer for School District 60. He says the submission was delivered more than two years ago, but has not been handled by the Capital Branch. “At the present time, this is over two years ago that we submitted the site acquisition charge that is required for us to have in place prior to the building a new school or anything else, and from what I can gather it seems to be sitting on a desk in Victoria,” he states. “What I’m suggesting here is that we probably need to be more assertive and maybe even have a visit with the ministry, or have one of the capital plan individuals, in particular Doug Stewart, up to visit our region and give him a tour of the sites.” He goes on to say that the district made another attempt at the end of the last school year to get the site acquisition submission reviewed, but it fell on deaf ears, and is now starting to create further problems by becoming outdated. – Advertisement -“We made a contact towards the end of June, early July in regards to that again, and once again we get the apologies that there’s too much other business going on, they didn’t get a chance to finish it off, and never a satisfactory answer on why it hasn’t been put into place,” Boyd explains. “Part of the problem is now it is getting old, and after two years it’s going to be needed to be re-worked.” Boyd continues by saying the district needs to push for meetings with the appropriate parties, in hopes of showing them the need for a new school. “We need to push hard, and the only way I can think of to get something is to talk to our MLA on the topics, but also invite, or go down and visit, and give them the pitch,” he argues. “I can understand ministries not wanting to build schools until the whites of their eyes, but we’re not going to have a site to build on unless we do something quickly, because once we say we can’t purchase at this time, those lands are then re-divided up into residential areas.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgBradford co-chairman Mark Lawn has warned any supporters found selling tickets for their FA Cup quarter-final meeting with Reading will be banned for life.The League One club’s policy allows season-ticket holders to purchase as many tickets as they want for the March 7 meeting with the Championship side.That has prompted some fans to buy more than they require and put the others up for sale online, with some priced above £200, and has led to a section of fellow season-ticket holders missing out.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, Lawn said: “We all know that it is illegal and police should be processing them, going through these sites, and making sure that the people who are selling them on shouldn’t be doing that. It is illegal now. If we can find who it is, I will be banning them for life.“I wouldn’t have expected Bradford City fans to go and make money from their fellow fans, because I don’t think we are that type of club.“If I find out and I can prove who it is, they will be banned for life – they won’t be season-ticket holders here again.”last_img read more

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