LONDON (AP): The first Premier League game staged at the centrepiece stadium of the London Olympics in 2012 served up some late drama yesterday with new tenants West Ham scoring in the 85th minute to earn a 1-0 win over 10-man Bournemouth. Track-and-field stars like Usain Bolt and David Rudisha produced some amazing memories at the Olympic Stadium – now known simply as London Stadium – four years ago, but this match was forgettable until a flurry of incidents in the latter stages. Bournemouth were left a man short by Harry Arter’s sending-off in the 77th and West Ham took advantage when winger Michail Antonio met an inviting left-wing cross by Gokhan Tore with a header at the far post. “I did say to him two minutes before the goal, ‘Go and be a hero’,” West Ham captain Mark Noble said about Antonio. “He went, and was one.” West Ham then needed a reaction save from goalkeeper Adrian, followed by a clearance from near the goal-line to preserve their first league win at the team’s new home. Having waved an emotional goodbye to Upton Park last season after 112 years there, West Ham are in the first year of the club’s tenancy at the London Stadium and will take time to get used to the new surroundings. INJURED PLAYERS Decimated by injuries to many of their key players, including Dimitri Payet, Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and new record-signing Andre Ayew. West Ham also had to cope with a tough week that saw them play Chelsea on Monday – losing 2-1 to a late goal – and then travel to Romania for a Europa League qualifier on Thursday. The threadbare squad returned to London in the early hours of Friday. “It wasn’t a great game of football,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said. “We didn’t expect to play like Brazil.” Bournemouth have lost both of their games in the league so far, having opened with a 3-1 home defeat to Manchester United. Sunderland, and their new manager, David Moyes, are also looking for their first point after a 2-1 loss to north-east rival Middlesbrough in the other game yesterday. Uruguay striker Cristhian Stuani scored both of Middlesbrough’s first-half goals, the first a 25-metre screamer into the top corner in the 13th, before finishing off a flowing team move in the 45th. Patrick van Aanholt pulled a goal back in the 71st for Sunderland.
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Piracy attack…as search intensifiesAs the search continues for the missing Guyanese fishermen who were robbed, injured and tossed overboard in Suriname, pilots of a private aircraft have confirmed that they saw at least four bodies off the coast of the Wai Wai bank, Suriname.Following the sighting, the pilots have since notified the Police of the coordinates and they have confirmed that search parties are already in the Wai Wai bank area and are waiting the change of the tide to move closer to the mountains.Surinamese officials have related that the bodies were sighted some 30 miles from where the attack took place and believe the others might be around the same area. On Saturday last, four boats were attacked by pirates in the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Wia Wia, Suriname.A total of 16 fishermen were reportedly robbed, beaten and thrown overboard. At least three managed to swim to shore and reported the incident to Dutch law enforcement officials. The names of the missing men have not been officially released.However, Guyana Times was told that of the four bodies sighted, one is said to be that of Denish Persaud, also called “Vikie” of Guyana and “Raj” of Suriname. Persaud, a 28-year-old father of two, left in January for sea. He last spoke with his wife at about midnight on Friday. During the conversation, he told his wife that he was going to cook curried catfish. This publication was told that the boat was found with freshly cooked catfish in a container.According to his sister Yonette, she received information which also indicates that the owner of one of the four missing boats, found personal items belonging to Persaud including pieces of clothing, a damaged passport and his identification card.Persaud, who resided at Fort Ordinance, East Canje, was expected back home later this month for his birthday.Family members have expressed concern over the way the Surinamese employers dealt with the situation.“A cousin call and tell we that he begged the boss man if they can get a boat toAn aerial view of one of the bodies sightedsend out to look for he cousin but he say he boat nah good and he nah get none now… On Monday morning when we call back then he decide to send a boat… the boss man turn back the boat after some time and say he nah able search no more,” the distraught sister stated. She also said that her cousin also took a friend with him when he left in January. There has been no word on the whereabouts of Ralph Anthony Crouchman, 20, of Number Two Village Canje.However, another woman, Lisa Heralall of Annandale, East Coast Demerara claimed that her father, Bharrat Haralall was one of the men who are missing. She related that her father telephoned her on Wednesday last informing her that he was heading out to sea with Ramesh Sanicharran, also called “Ravo” and promised to let her know when he returns.The disturbed woman noted that her father would normally call her when he is going out to sea and every time he returns. Nevertheless, she noted that on Saturday, her husband received a telephone call informing him that Heralall was on one of the boats that was attacked.She immediately contacted her father’s reputed wife in Suriname only to confirm her worst fears. “She told me that 16 people were missing and that the Police are not releasing any information with respect to their search and rescue mission,” she noted.The distraught woman described the piracy attack as gruesome but remains hopeful that her father might still be alive somewhere.“I know to be optimistic at this time will be unfair… it has been since Saturday, and all I want is that if he is dead, to see his body… in that way, it will bring closure to the family,” she said in a solemn voice.Dangers to fisherfolkMeanwhile, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a statement stated that it remains gravely concerned about the matter involving the fate of the 16 Guyanese fishermen.“This is a tragedy and we empathise with the families who continue to be in anguish given the state of affairs. The horror that reportedly unfolded once again highlights the danger that our country’s fisherfolk face every day to earn their livelihoods and to provide for their families”, the statement added.As such, the Party calls on the Government to make every effort and take urgent steps to ensure that the fishermen are found. In addition, the Party urged the Government to ensure that the families are kept informed of the efforts being made.“We hope for a swift resolution of the situation and that the families can be comforted during their time of distress,” the PPP added. (Bhisham Mohamed)
…once Caricom heads agree to recommendation – SMART memberA member of the Society of Marijuana Advocates for Reform and Treatment (SMART) is calling on Government to take the lead in decriminalising marijuana once the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government agrees to recommendations made by the commission to this effect.SMART member Leon Saul told Guyana Times on Tuesday that he supports the recommendations made by the Commission on Marijuana to decriminalise the substance across Caricom Member States.However, he noted that for the most part, the coalition Government has been quite hesitant on the promises they have made with regards to decriminalise marijuana in Guyana.“I am thinking with the heads of Government agreeing to decimalising Guyana would finally take that forward movement, because a lot of promises were made and an entire jail has been burnt down in part by putting people in general in jail for a spiff or a small amount of marijuana,” he stated.Saul said Government has to put aside the age old tradition of resisting the decriminalisation of marijuana because the country may be left behind especially with respect to utilising the substance for various economic reasons. He said, “When the regulations are passed we will have more regulations as to who can and cannot smoke and it will bring some order to how it is being currently utilised,” he added.The Commission in its report argued that a strictly regulated framework for marijuana akin to that for alcohol and tobacco, should be introduced. There wasSMART member Leon Saulalso accord among members of the Commission who argued that children and young persons must be protected from possible adverse effects of cannabis.On the question of using marijuana and driving, the Commission agreed that drug-driving laws and mechanisms should be put in place to prevent persons from driving under the influence. At the same time, the report stated that the law must also ensure unhindered access to cannabis or marijuana for scientific and medical research by approved institutions and researchers. But the Commission recommends that marijuana smoking and other uses should be banned in all public spaces.The Regional Marijuana Commission was tasked to “conduct a rigorous enquiry into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding marijuana use in the Caribbean and to determine whether there should be a change in the current drug classification of marijuana, thereby making the drug more accessible for all types of usage (religious, recreational, medical and research).”Another SMART member, Nicole Cole, had told Guyana Times that Government is not serious about changing the laws, as there had been enough time to get things in order, but there is detected a clear reluctance. She said, “They’re playing Russian Roulette with the local Rastafari community.”Cole charged that the coalition had given its word that it would review the narcotics law. The Rastafarian community had tied the review of the law to its political votes when the coalition had promised to do so. She said the A Partnership for National Unity is currently pussy-footing and the Alliance For Change (AFC) has a motion before the National Assembly; but, she said, “Even that motion needs to be tweaked further to free Rastafari from Babylon chains!”For almost three years, the AFC has still not managed to find support from APNU to support the motion in the name of AFC parliamentarian Michael Carrington to move the first reading of the Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substances (Control) (Amendment) Bill. The motion to have the first reading of the Bill was tabled since December 10, 2015. The Bill itself has not been made public. The draft bill stipulates that persons who are found in possession of the drug for personal use would be required to pay a fine of $10,000, or perform community service for a period of time, something that is being widely supported to review local marijuana laws.Meanwhile, in Jamaica, while marijuana is illegal, possession of small amounts was reduced to a petty offence in 2015. The country has also established a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical cannabis industry on the island. Cultivation of five or fewer plants on any premises is also permitted in Jamaica, where the drug has long been culturally entrenched, although illegal.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has announced his support for custodial sentences for small quantities of marijuana to be removed from the law books in their entirety, but maintained that he is not in favour of the legalisation of marijuana for commercial purposes.Jagdeo reminded that the People’s Progressive Party has made a commitment to support a ‘conscience vote’ should the matter come up for a vote in the National Assembly.
Rayon are on two points picked from back to back draws against Gor and Yanga and a loss coupled with a Gor win will pull the gap between second and third to six points.This will mean that Gor will need only a point from the remaining two games; away to USM Alger and at home to Rayon to confirm their slot in the group stages of the continental showpiece for the first time ever.But first, they have to find a way past Yanga.“It is not easy as everybody thinks. We won 4-0 away and now all the people think it is going to be easy going to Dar. The expectations are very high on us and the pressure is massive. It is going to be a difficult game,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr embraces winger Samuel Onyango during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Tanzania’s Yanga at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe adds; “I have been reading on all the problems Yanga have but I don’t believe anything. I know they are going to come tough at us and they are playing at home so that is an extra motivation with their fans behind them as well.”Financial problems, player revolt and an unsettled fan base are some of the things pressing down the multiple Tanzanian champions and their performance in the Confederations Cup after losing their domestic title to arch rivals Simba have not made it easy for them.Gor on the other hand have had a brilliant season despite a few blips with players staging go slows over unpaid allowances.The 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions are unbeaten in their league campaign after 20 matches and are in the quarter finals of the domestic cup, a tournament they have played using mostly second choice players.They come into the Yanga game on Sunday night beaming with confidence after beating arch rivals AFC Leopards 2-1 last Sunday before the second team edged out Posta Rangers’ first team 3-1 in the FKF Shield.“We have done really well I think. Rotating the players in midweek ensured some rest to everyone and I know we are fresh for this assignment. I just ask the players to pull up that green jersey with pride and go represent the team to their best ability,” added the coach.Yanga midfielder Papy Tshimbimbi controls the ball under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Humphrey Mieno during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D clash at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaSkipper Harun Shakava meanwhile has rallied his teammates to rise up to the occasion and pick maximum points from Tanzania. Shakava was on the score-sheet the last time these two sides met in Dar during the 2015 CECAFA Kagame Cup, Gor winning 2-1.“It is a very tough match away from home but we know that there is the possibility of qualification if we win this game. That is what is driving us and we will go in to play for a win. As players we are ready and psyched up,” the defender noted.Apart from Ernest Wendo who is yet to recover from a hamstring strain picked up during their CECAFA Kagame Cup campaign, Kerr will have a full strength squad to pick his best 11 from.Defender Joash Onyango returns from suspension while George Odhiambo who missed the first leg tie will be available after returning, and scoring, in the Mashemeji Derby last weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shouts instructions from the touchline during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Tanzania’s Yanga at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25- Record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will set one foot in the quarter finals of the CAF Confederations Cup with a win over Tanzania’s Young Africans (Yanga) in Dar es Salaam on Sunday night.Gor occupy second slot in Group D with five points, three behind leaders USM Alger who play third placed Rayon Sport in Algiers simultaneously.
Experience Tory Island with Rock agus Roam.Fairies, wishing stones, interred Indian princesses, and even a cursing stone with deadly powers…..You’ve heard all the stories but now it’s time to experience this very special island for yourself. Rock agus Roam has designed a weekend that will ensure you experience the very best of Tory with a guided star gazing night walk, Sean Nós and set dancing workshops, winkle picking with the King himself.Learn about the legendary Colmcille and visit the many archaeological sites.And then take to the floor for an unforgettable Ceilí Mór – what Tory is famous for.There was never a better time to visit this magical island, immerse yourself in the culture and practise your “cupla focal”. It promises to be an unforgettable experience, with plenty of free time to relax and take it all in.“A dance with the king is best described as a fair ground ride, you just follow his lead and he makes you feel like you can really dance, amazing feeling” (Moira, mng.ie)The weekend package includes two nights shared B&B in Tory Hostel return boat trip, all the activities, guides and entertainment.You just never know who you’ll meet on Tory.Leaving Magheraroarty pier at 7.30pm on the 12th September and returning on the 14th at 4.30pm. Places are limited, early booking is advised.Book here http://mng.ie/new-events/2014/9/12/rock-agus-roam-oilen-thoraigh-tory-island or contact Moira@mng.ie or 083 123 0529Bígí linn I ToraighAn raibh sé i gcónaí ar intinn agat dul go hOileán Thoraigh? Chuala tú na scéalta uilig faoi, agus ba mhaith leat do chéadfa a thumadh in uiscí ársa na háite seo! Bhal, níl dóigh níos fearr leis an deis sin a thapú ná le Rock agus Roam an Meán Fómhair seo….Cinnteoidh ár bpacáiste deireadh seachtaine go mbainfidh tú gach tairbhe as ollmhaitheasaí Thoraigh le siúlóidí treoraithe agus mar aon leis sin, beidh radharc réalt oíche ann, stair Chomcille, damhsa ar an tsean-nós, ceardlanna damhsa seit agus céilí, baint faochóg i gcuideachta an Rí é féin agus céilí mór nach ndéanfaidh tú dearmad go deo de, an rud a bhfuil Toraigh iomráiteach as.Rachaidh a tharlóidh duit i gcion go mór ort, agus neart ama agat le sult a bhaint as ar do sháimhín shó.“Tá rince leis an Rí mar a bheifeá ar shíob shiamsaíochta, lean a threoir agus creidfidh tú gur scoth dhamhsóir thú, iontach go deo”! (Moira, mng.ie)Tá dhá oíche lóistín agus bricfeasta roinnte i mBrú Thoraigh (cuir €30 leis don óstán), turas fillte báid, iomlán na n-imeachtaí, treoraithe agus siamsaíocht sa phacáiste deireadh seachtaine.Ag fágáil cé Mhachaire Uí Rabhartaigh ag 7.30pm ar an 12 lá agus ag filleadh ar an 14 lá ar an 4.30pm. Tá líon na bpacáistí teoranta, is fearr é a chur in áirithe go luath.Ní fhéadfá am níb fhearr a roghnú le cuairt a thabhairt ar an oileán draíochtach seo agus eolas a chur ar a stair agus ar a bhéaloideas, cuir na céadfa ar maos sa chultúr, cleachtaigh na ‘cúpla focal’ agus bíodh rince agat leis an Rí. Ní bheadh a fhios agat cé eile a bheadh thart.Book here http://mng.ie/new-events/2014/9/12/rock-agus-roam-oilen-thoraigh-tory-island or contact Moira@mng.ie or 083 123 0529BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE CULTURAL ADVENTURE ON TORY ISLAND was last modified: September 4th, 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:Cultural eventFeaturesnewsNoticesRock agus RoamTory Island
Boris Johnson’s letter to the EU including his plans for the Irish Backstop has been released this afternoon (Weds).The British prime minister finally tabled his alternative proposals to the backstop this evening, including a plan for checks both on the island of Ireland and in the Irish Sea.The EU and Irish government will seek time to study the document but ultimately there is little hope that it will break the impasse. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has endorsed Boris Johnson’s offer to the EU.Speaking before seeing the proposals, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said what is being put forward “is not promising and does not appear to form the basis of an agreement”.He said he wanted to see the plans in writing before coming to a “definitive conclusion”.The Taoiseach will discuss the situation with Mr Johnson by telephone later.“Nobody in Northern Ireland wants checks on the border between north and south, nobody in the Republic of Ireland wants checks on the border between north and south. So why would any British government want to force that on Irish people north and south who don’t want them?” Advertisement Ireland has always maintained that anything short of an invisible border would under the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and peace on this island.Plans for customs checks on island of Ireland under new UK Proposals was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 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)
Movie props are an often overlooked item, but they are essential to your film’s storytelling. Check out some great movie props, and learn to make your own with these resources.Top Image via TestedTo get an idea on the importance of movie props, check out this great video from Rishi Kaneria. Take a look at the hidden power of props and how filmmakers use everyday objects to keep the audience invested in the story.Movie props don’t have to be expensive. You can use everyday objects. Even major motion pictures use objects that are just lying around.You can even use some of the camera gear you have lying around. It looked great in Aliens, when the crew used steadicam arms for smart guns. It can also look not so great, like turning an old camera into a heatseeking missile launcher in xXx. Check out this video from Watch Mojo which features some great simple props.If you are interested in making your own props, there are some amazing resources out there.The Replica Prop ForumThe Replica Prop Forum, commonly called the RPF, is an absolutely fantastic resource. Members share their building techniques on how they made some of their favorite movie props. The benefit on learning how to make famous props is the experience of crafting intricate items out of everyday objects.Not only do members talk about the props they made, but also costumes, makeup, and some special effects. An active member of the RPF is Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame, which leads us to our next site.TestedTested is a great site for all sorts of awesome news. The site was founded by the Mythbusters crew, who show you all sorts of things. They talk about making props, new exciting camera gear and drones, and all sorts of awesome geek and nerd news.One of their most popular tutorials of all time will help you get ready for Star Wars: Episode VII. Check out this tutorial on casting your own lightsaber. AWE Me DIY Prop ShopThe AWE Me DIY Prop Shop YouTube channel is a great simple low budget DIY resource. These DIY props aren’t supposed to be movie accurate, rather just great looking tributes. They’ve already made tons of iconic pieces from all sorts of movies. Be sure to check out their great videos.
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now We have sliced sales roles so thinly that the role of sales no longer makes any sense.The very limited role of BDR has been relegated to prospecting, and more specifically, qualifying. Even though being “qualified” creates no value for the prospective client, and even though their prospects avoid the appointments they agree to because the BDR has created so little value that they can’t see wasting any more time.The SDR role has morphed into something heretofore unimaginable: a sales role with little or no responsibility to prospect. The rationale is that the best value creators should only spend their time with “qualified” opportunities. The inaneness of this decision is staggering. The idea that the person who can—and should—create the most value should not prospect ignores the reality of prospecting, namely the fact that you better have deep chops and be a serious value creator, or you have no value to trade for the meeting you are requesting.The SDRs, who are supposed to occupy the high perch of trusted advisor, can offer only to bring a SME to a sales call, upon which they have become completely dependent. This, regardless of the fact that they have heard the SME’s shtick eleven times over the past three months. Sure, the salesperson should be the strategic orchestrator of the resources you need to bring to bear on an opportunity. But shouldn’t they know enough about the music being played to have a reasonable picture of what you do, how you create value, and a conversational knowledge of everything everyone on their team knows?The idea of turning opportunities over to an account executive to capture the opportunity created by another person is a strange discontinuity. The client thinks, “I was working with this person, then they brought in these experts, and now I am being handed off to a new person, one who hasn’t been involved in any of this up to the point.”Once the client is won, a new account manager enters the picture. This person is designed to handle their day-to-day needs, and the account executive and the rest of the many other “sales” people all disappear, allegedly on to hunt for the next opportunity. The account manager is supposed to be a farmer, but they are also expected to hunt inside their account, even though they don’t posses both of those skill sets.This is Taylorism taken too far. The division of labor is no longer reasonable or effective, and it it no longer considers what is necessary to serve clients, nor what is necessary to win deals.