Child battles for life after fall at school

first_img– relative claims she was pushed down stairs by teacher, conflicting reports surfaceA ten-year-old pupil of Regma Primary School of Linden is battling for life at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after relatives claimed she was pushed down the stairs by a teacher.While this is the accusation made by the relative, other reports suggested that she slipped and fell while running and that she was skipping when she fell.As a result of the conflicting reports, an investigation has been launched to determine what actually transpired on Monday.Due to the severity of the injuries she sustained as a result of the incident, June Alexander is presently in a coma. Angela Hamilton, mother of the child, told Guyana Times that her daughter is “brain dead”.The mother of eight said she was told by doctors at the medical institution that the injuries her daughter sustained are too severe to have been caused by a simple fall.The visibly upset woman told this publication that her daughter is constantly being bullied at school by teachers because she is “not bright”. She recalled seeing her daughter around lunchtime on Monday and said that she was not in good spirits since she was instructed to remain in class by a teacher.“I don’t know what really transpired but all I know they saying a teacher push her down the railing. Right now, my daughter in a coma and she is not even responding. She just laying down there. This is like a disaster. I tripping out right now. I got to find money to go to town every day”, Hamilton, who is a security guard, told this publication.The mother alleged that the teachers at the school are not forthcoming with any information as to what really transpired but have offered their apologies.“They now saying sorry but my child still lie down there”, she cried. The mother, who has two other children attending the same school, is now reluctant to send them to school as they too can be bullied and pushed down a flight of stairs.An aunt of the injured child has refuted the theory that her niece fell after running and tripping on her shoelace while noting that the child does not wear laced shoes to school.Following the incident, the injured child was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) and later transferred to the GPHC, where she has since been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).Meanwhile, the Police have been called in to investigate the incident.E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Police Commander Linden Lord, when contacted, confirmed that an investigation was launched and that over 10 statements were taken from students and education officials.The statements all indicated that the young girl fell while running. As a result of the fall, the statements related that Alexander hit her head.According to the police report, the child was then picked up by a teacher and taken to the Linden Hospital Complex after she started to bleed from her nostrils. The Region 10 Education Department has not issued a statement on the issue.The injured child in the ICU at GPHClast_img read more

Trophy Stall Invitational Golf Tourney tees off today

first_imgTrophy Stall will today host its annual tournament in support of the Lusignan Golf Club’s (LGC) effort to reach an incredible milestone of 50 tournaments in a single year.Ramesh SunichThe tournament will feature the top Guyanese golfers competing in three categories for first and second place, Best Gross and Best Net overall, and special prizes for Longest Drive and Nearest to the Pin.Located at Bourda Market, Trophy Stall are providers of the highest quality trophies and printing services, and have for many years been strong supporters of all types of sporting events in Guyana.The company have partnered with the Lusignan Golf Club in many ways, and have always delivered top quality products and world-class service.Managing Directors Ramesh and Devi Sunich are avid fans of the game of golf, and have followed the sport as it grew in prominence over the past year. “Golf is a game of precision, and (there is) no margin for error. (It is) just like our business, and we expect that a full team will support our tournament as always,” the Sunichs have said.In a simple handing over ceremony at their headquarters business place at Bourda Market, Ramesh declared that the business wanted to show its commitment to the LGC and assist with the promotion of the game to the younger generation of golfers.The LGC has a packed calendar of events, with more than 4 activities per month scheduled for the rest of the year. The Club is available for weddings, corporate training/retreats, summer camps for kids, and many other activities.Members of the public are encouraged to come out and enjoy the ambience and tranquillity of the ground, along with the fantastic food and drinks available every day of the week.For more information on the Lusignan Golf Club, events and activities calendar, and how to become a member of the LGC, visit their Facebook page, call 220-5660, or simply stop by for a tour of the facilities.last_img read more

Rochdale stun Spurs to force FA Cup replay

first_img0Shares0000Rochdale’s players, and their mascot, celebrated after Ian Henderson scores the opening goal © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 18 – Lowly Rochdale scored deep into stoppage time to deny Tottenham Hotspur victory as their FA Cup fifth-round tie ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday.It seemed Spurs had done enough to book their place in the quarter-finals when in-form England striker Harry Kane, on as a substitute, scored from the penalty spot with two minutes of normal time remaining to make it 2-1 to the visitors. But Rochdale, who had opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time through Ian Henderson, equalised when substitute Steve Davies scored from 12 yards in the third minute of stoppage time.This result means Rochdale, bottom of third-tier League One, can now look forward to a lucrative replay at Wembley — the national stadium is London club Tottenham’s temporary home while their successor ground to White Hart Lane is completed.“They say it’s every kid’s dream (to play at Wembley) and we have done enough to go there,” Davies told the BBC, before saying of his equaliser: “I’ve done my job, it’s dropped to me and I’ve finished it.”Rochdale went ahead when Henderson crowned a slick move that made a mockery of the club’s league position with a composed finish after an excellent angled through-ball from Andrew Cannon split Spurs’ defence.Lucas Moura, however, drew Spurs level, exchanging passes with Moussa Sissoko and beating Rochdale keeper John Lillis just shy of the hour-mark.It seemed Spurs’ recovery was complete when Rochdale defender Harrison McGahey brought down Dele Alli and Kane beat Lillis, who dived the right way, with a well-struck penalty.But there was still time for one more twist which means Spurs are facing a Wembley replay for the second round in a row, having needed two games to end fourth-tier strugglers Newport County’s FA Cup run.“It’s unbelievable,” said Henderson. “We played some incredible football against Spurs. We cannot wait to go to Wembley to play them.”– ‘FA Cup magic’Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, tried to play down the inconvenience of an unscheduled extra game for his side, still involved in the Champions League and in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League.“The FA Cup is magic,” said Pochettino, as the Argentinian gave voice to one of English football’s best-loved, but in this case apt, cliches.“We have another opportunity at Wembley, the same situation like before.”Paying the penalty: Tottenham’s Harry Kane scores the second goal from the penalty spot © AFP / Oli SCARFFPochettino paid tribute to Rochdale, saying the way they had raised their game for the FA Cup was no shock in his eyes.“I was not surprised,” he said. “This competition is completely different. Newport gave us a fantastic game and they lost their next game in the league 5-0.”Whichever club wins at Wembley will face either Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who will also need a replay after Saturday’s goalless draw at Hillsborough, in the quarter-finals.Saturday’s draw saw four of the top Premier League’s top five kept apart in the quarter-finals, with Manchester United hosting Brighton — a repeat of the 1983 final won by United in a replay — and Chelsea away to Leicester.Romelu Lukaku scored twice for United as they won 2-0 in a match where Jose Mourinho’s side had to make do without Paul Pogba after the midfielder withdrew on the morning of the match with an unspecified “illness”.United’s first brush with the controversial Video Assistant Referee saw them denied a goal when, leading 1-0, technology helped decide ‘scorer’ Juan Mata had been offside, although it was a desperately close call that took several minutes to resolve — much to the frustration of players and fans alike.“I think our game is so beautiful that to change we have to change for the better,” said Mourinho. “If they find a way in the VAR that the VAR is always right and always bring the truth, I’m happy.”Manchester City continue their quest for a historic quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup with a fifth round trip to Wigan on Monday.Should Pep Guardiola’s men avoid a repeat of the Latics’ shock 2013 FA Cup final victory, City will be at home to Southampton in the quarter-finals.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

County invokes state law to charge $54 return fee

first_imgTo the dismay of gun owners, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is now charging $54 to return firearms seized during arrests or searches – even if the gun was legally owned and not used in a crime. The Los Angeles County Supervisors recently approved the fee, which they say would help recover $27,000 the county spends each year storing guns. People recovering stolen firearms would not have to pay, according to county officials. Sam Paredes, executive director of the Gun Owners of California, said Los Angeles County was “taking full advantage of state law in order to screw the public.” Paredes was referring to Assembly Bill 2431, passed in September 2004. The law requires police to catalog guns and store them at least a year before the agency is allowed to destroy them. It also allows agencies to charge a storage fee. Paredes said no other city or county in California was charging the storage fee. In a report to county supervisors, sheriff’s officials say it costs them about $54 to do background checks and to store and process guns. “It’s the same thing as impounding a vehicle,” said Lt. Dan Cruz. About 500 guns would be returned each year, according to the report. It was not known how many guns had been collected since the fee was enacted Nov. 22. At an area sheriff’s storage facility – deputies asked its location be kept secret – police store thousands of guns, each of which must be carefully catalogued and labeled. Many are never claimed. In addition to the storage fee, the gun’s owner must pay the U.S. Department of Justice another $20 for a background check, according to the text of AB 2431. Each gun after the first gun is $3. Officers at the Covina and Baldwin Park police departments said those cities do not charge a fee to return guns, although Baldwin Park is considering a fee. Members of a legal office specializing in firearms law called the fee an “illegal tax.” “They have to handle evidence all the time. It’s part of their job. If they take your clothes (during an investigation), they don’t charge you to get your clothes back,” said John Mustafa, a legislative analyst for Trutanich-Michell, LLP in Long Beach, which has handled cases for the National Rifle Association. The firm is considering sending a letter to the sheriff’s office asking it to suspend the fee, he said. But he guessed it would take a new state law or a class-action lawsuit to stop deputies from charging the $54, he said. Gun owners practicing at the Triple BBB Clays Shotgun Sports Park at the Whittier Narrows were livid when they heard about the fee. Some owned dozens of sport-shooting firearms. “I would say it’s communism,” said Gene Fister, 70. “But taking something that belongs to someone else and charging them to get it back, it’s worse. It’s stealing.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Scientific Elitism Trumps Democracy

first_imgThey don’t want it, but they’re going to get it.  Britons have expressed outrage and anger over genetically-modified foods, such as pesticide-resistant maize, reports Jim Giles in Nature.1  But the government has listened to scientists who have assured government ministers it is safe.  On March 9, they approved commercial planting of GM maize “in the face of widespread public opposition.”  Giles says, “In Britain, opposition to agricultural biotechnology has been early and strident.”    This decision may set a precedent: “Both supporters and enemies believe this week’s decision will influence debates outside Britain about transgenic crops.”  How did such a decision get past the voters?The case for the crops was boosted by a scientific review, released last July, which found no reason to rule out carefully managed cultivation of the plants.  The review was discussed at a cabinet meeting last month.  Leaked minutes of the meeting state that ministers acknowledged public opposition, but thought that it “might eventually be worn down by solid , authoritative scientific argument”.Do the GM crops pose any danger of spreading outside the farm?  “Farmers will also be wary of planting genetically modified varieties before the government has clarified rules governing how they should be kept separate from nearby conventional crops,” the article states.    Regarding another ethical-political issue – the use of embryonic stem cells – Science editor Donald Kennedy2 announced that South Korea’s recent success in cloning a human embryo makes this a “good time for review” of the ethics of the procedure, which is currently banned from receiving federal funding in the United States and Germany.  Kennedy thinks the global scientific community should be the arbiter of what makes a practice ethical.  He writes,Plainly, these findings may affect the U.S. ethical debate.  Leon Kass, the chairman of the President’s Council of Bioethics, sees them as a downward step on a slippery moral slope: “tomorrow,” he predicts, “cloned blastocysts for baby-making.”  After the recent purge of two pro-stem cell members, Kass has his commission under control.  But science is, after all, an international activity.  The Korean success reminds us that stem cell research, along with its therapeutic promise, is under way in countries with various cultural and religious traditions.  Our domestic moral terrain is not readily exportable: U.S. politicians can’t make the rules for everyone, and they don’t have a special claim to the ethical high ground.This seems to mean: others can do it, others are doing it, and who are we (including the voters and democratically-elected representatives) to stand in the way of science?  Kennedy ends by quoting Harvard stem-cell biologist Doug Melton: “Look, life is short.  I don’t want spend the rest of mine reading about exciting advances in my field that can only be achieved in another country.”1Jim Giles, “Transgenic planting approved despite scepticism of UK public,” Nature 428, 107 (11 March 2004); doi:10.1038/428107a.2Donald Kennedy, “Stem Cells, Redux,” Science Volume 303, Number 5664, Issue of 12 Mar 2004, p. 1581.They could do it; should they?  Could is technology; should is ethics.  Not everything possible is advisable.  Scientists are involved in many activities that could have profound societal effects: tampering with supergerms or nanobots that, if released accidentally or by terrorists, might evade all our defenses; producing chimeras, even combining human and non-human characters; toying with human genes in ways that might redefine what it means to be an individual.  To whom are these scientists accountable?  Does wearing a white lab coat mean someone knows the difference between could and should?  Are scientists subject to the rule of law as defined by duly-elected representatives?  Does the international scientific community comprise an elite oligarchy, granted global powers that supersede the rights of voters?  What constitution gave them this authority?    The American founding fathers made government accountable to the people.  The purpose of government was to protect individual, unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  These rights were to be secured through the ballot box and due process of law.  Elected representatives were to be entrusted with decision-making power only with the consent of the governed.  Here, however, we see political and scientific elitists making sweeping, dramatic decisions on risky practices riddled with huge ethical concerns, just because they can, and they think they know what is good for us.    The point of this commentary is not to debate the specific ethical dilemmas posed by GM crops or therapeutic cloning of embryonic stem cells.  It is not to get embroiled in the emotional arguments about slippery slopes, countered by utopian promises of better health or productivity.  The point is that the decisions on these highly-charged ethical issues are being made by elitists who have utter disdain for the voice of the people.  Giles acknowledged the public outcry but seemed satisfied that if scientists said it’s OK, then it’s OK, even though serious questions remain unanswered about protecting the environment or human health.    The prior week in both Nature and Science, editorials expressed outrage that the Bush administration had dismissed Elizabeth Blackburn from the President’s Council on Ethics, presumably because she was so outspoken in her opposition to the administration’s position on stem cell research.  The concern seemed to be more about Big Science getting their consensus opinion represented on the council, not whether an elected representative had the right to select his advisors.  And no one was asking the obvious question, what do the voters feel about stem cell research?  How much voice and authority should an unelected council of scientists have to tell the voters the difference between could and should?    Kennedy’s editorial makes it clear he is much more interested in could than should.  The bulk of his argument rests on pragmatism, if not utter selfishness.  Ethics, shmethics: Melton wants a piece of the action.  The Americans don’t want the Koreans and other pinnacles of ethical civilization to get all the Nobel prizes, whether or not such research leads to designer baby-making down the road.  Voters are idiots.  Scientists know what is good for them.  (Now read the 03/04/2004 headline again.)(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Water crisis nearly solved in Totopara

first_imgThe water crisis in Toto para, mostly inhabitaed by the nearly extinct Toto tribals, has been solved in majority areas, an oficial said today.Presently there are about 1000 houses in the area in north Bengal that are getting pipe water, District Magistrate Deviprasad Karnam said.Priority has been given to the Totos, numbering only 1533, he said.The entire area where non-Totos are also living will get water by next year and dependence on Bhutan for water will end, he said.The success followed a state government project launched in 2013 to build three reservoirs to store showers from waterfalls.Construction of the reservoirs has been completed. The water stored is distributed through pipes, he said, adding that only one reservoir was now functional.The government is also implementing the ‘Spring Shed’ programme, used in Sikkim, through which waterfalls do not dry up during summer, he said.last_img read more

Assam Opposition parties oppose bid to send 4 elephants to Gujarat

first_imgOpposition parties in Assam have joined wildlife and animal rights activists in opposing the bid to transport during the ongoing heatwave four juvenile elephants from the State to Gujarat for a religious procession.Wildlife officials in Assam —allegedly under “tremendous political pressure” — have been preparing to send the four elephants on a six-month lease for adding grandeur to Ahmedabad’s Jagannath Temple. The elephants are scheduled to take part in the ‘Rath Yatra’ scheduled on July 4.“The government will come across as one that promotes cruelty to animals if it goes ahead with sending the elephants to Ahmedabad,” said Suprakash Talukdar, CPI(M)’s central committee member.“Many wildlife activists have opposed the decision of the State government. India is facing a severe heatwave at the moment. Roughly half of the country is struggling through its worst drought in six decades. These are extreme conditions for the elephants to travel,” Assam’s Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said in a letter to Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Thursday.The elephants are expected to travel about 3,100 km from eastern Assam’s Tinsukia by railway wagons that animal rights activists said would be too hot under the summer sun for the animals to survive.“In such a case, the elephants may suffer from acute skin infection and dehydration,” Mr. Gogoi said, pointing out that it was still unclear whether the elephants were captive or caught from the wild.“And do the government rules allow transportation of wild animals for religious events?” he asked, seeking instruction for withdrawing the decision on the elephants as soon as possible.Assam has had a tradition of catching juvenile or sub-adult elephants from the wild and using them extensively for logging and other heavy-duty work. The Supreme Court’s ban on felling in 1997 rendered many such elephants ‘jobless,’ forcing their owners to sell them off under the guise of a lease approved by the government.“A lease is for six months, but they are invariably extended. This way, elephants sent on lease to other States for religious or other purposes have never been returned,” wildlife specialist Bibhab Talukdar said.Records show that 40 domesticated elephants were transferred outside the State for specific periods between 2011 and 2015. But none of them were returned.Vets against travelWildlife officials, declining to be quoted, said elephants in Assam or elsewhere in the Northeast were not used to the extreme heat of northern, central or western India. “Gujarat could have easily procured elephants from neighbouring States such as Madhya Pradesh, where the elephants may be used to similar climatic conditions. But for some strange reasons, we were asked to send the elephants,” Mr. Talukdar said.Veterinarians in the State, meanwhile, have declined to accompany the elephants to Ahmedabad and have even offered to resign if they were forced to travel. This has put the Forest Department in a fix.“The veterinarians the government approached have expressed their unwillingness to be a party to any action that compromises the health and welfare of animals,” a departmental officer said.The veterinarians have pointed out that it would be difficult to maintain a tolerable temperature for the elephants in closed or semi-closed metal wagons while travelling through areas experiencing a heatwave. They have not been assured of cooling and circulation of air in the wagons, and sprinkling too much water on the elephants could make them slip.Experts have also expressed concern over the possibility of foot rot as the elephants would be defecating and urinating at the same place during the travel that would take four days.last_img read more

PH hockey team ‘getting hungrier’ with newfound support

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments The Philippines edged Thailand 5-4 in the gold medal game, making Füglister and his squad as the inaugural champions of the event in the regional games.Füglister, who was based in Switzerland until 2014 before moving to the Philippines, was surprised with how the SEA Games is given such a high regard in the region.READ: SEA Games: PH stays unscathed at 2-0 in ice hockey“We went to the SEA Games and we were impressed by how important was the event in the region,” said Fuglister. “It was my first SEA Games and it was a big stage for us and we’re happy we succeeded.”“A lot of these played hockey because of their love of the sport, they didn’t do it for media recognition, they did it for the love of the game and their love of their teammates.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LeBron James ‘excited’ to return to Manila for ‘Strive for Greatness’ show READ: Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold “I think everyone is getting hungrier with all the support we’re having,” said Füglister during the team’s homecoming at SM Megamall’s skating rink on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“People who weren’t interested in hockey before or didn’t know of the sport are now aware of it. We got flooded with messages of well-wishes.”READ: Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The members of the Philippine men’s ice hockey team celebrate their gold-medal victory in the 29th Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament Thursday night at the Empire City Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ SEA GAMES POOLIce hockey may not be a mainstream sport in tropical Philippines, but with the national team claiming golden glory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games things may just turn around for the winter-based sport.National team captain Steven Füglister said Thursday the group’s inner fire have grown exponentially since their Malaysian triumph and they’re more eager to carry the Philippine colors in future international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses RELATED VIDEOPH ice athletes get warm welcome after SEAG stint360 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READlast_img read more

Football: Twitterati reacts on CR7 joining ‘The Old Lady’

first_imgAll being normal, Cristiano Ronaldo will, I think, become the first player ever to win the title in , and 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 .A deal that works for him, for Juve, for Serie A, and probably for Real, too. It was time for everyone to move on.— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) July 11, 2018And one for the migrating Ronaldo fanboys.How Cristiano Ronaldo fans can update their shirts ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) July 11, 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo’s stats at Real Madrid though 🔥🔥🔥We’ve analysed if at 33 years old, he’s worth the £99m Juventus have paid 👉— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 11, 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo penned in a heartfelt letter to Real Madrid fans after joining Juventus. Follow the thread to see what he wrote.— Kick Off (@KickOffMagazine) July 11, 2018 It’s a moment of history for Juventus and their fans couldn’t be happier!Here’s how they reacted to the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo ⚫⚪— Goal UK (@GoalUK) July 11, 2018 After nine years, 16 trophies and 451 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid for Juventus— CNN (@CNN) July 11, 2018 AdvertisementOne of the G.O.A.Ts, Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus at a deal worth 112m euros (£99.2m). He has also become one of the four most expensive players of all time. He has signed a deal of 4 years. Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous Celebration.Since leaving Manchester United in 2009, he has played his last 9 years at Real Madrid winning 4 UCLs. He will rejoin his ex-teammates, Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain.Juventus are set to play Real Madrid in a pre-season International Champions Cup tournament in the United States, with the match taking place at FedEx Field in Washington on Saturday, 4 August.Most of his fans had thought he would eventually end his career at Madrid but that’s not happening and eventually, Twitter has gone crazy for him. All of the major newspapers, media houses have posted about it.That’s a grand way to announce a player..@Cristiano #CR7JUVE— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 10, 2018 The Leo Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo era in La Liga is over.They scored 640 goals between them in nine seasons.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 11, 2018 We all know what Juventus will be getting with Cristiano Ronaldo, but here are some numbers that will excite his new set of supporters 🔥— Goal (@goal) July 11, 2018 I’m not even a Real Madrid fan and this video of Cristiano Ronaldo’s best memories at Real Madrid gave me goosebumps. Appreciate greatness.— Your Guy (@IbkThePlug) July 11, 2018 Champions never tire of new challenges 💪Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to end a nine-year Real Madrid stay to sign for Juventus is the right move, according to Pele.More:— Goal (@goal) July 11, 2018 Benvenuto a Torino, Cristiano 🏴🏳 We had a great time together in Madrid, I can‘t wait to get back to work with you! Today is a special day for @juventusfc! 💪🏽 #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve #SK6 @cristiano— Sami Khedira (@SamiKhedira) July 10, 2018 Real Madrid’s tribute to @Cristiano Ronaldo will give you chills! 😳— Eastbridge (@Eastbridge_SB) July 11, 2018A question worth thinking about!Who should Real Madrid now sign to replace Cristiano Ronaldo? #RMCF— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) July 11, 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016 🗣️”The numbers speak for themselves.”How many goals for Juve next season?— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 11, 2018Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018: Blue is still the warmest color as Reds crash out in the Semis of the World CupFootball: Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is finally ‘black and white’ Crucial for the trophies we won in the past years! A true champion. It was a pleasure playing with you! All the best, legend. @Cristiano— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) July 10, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

Syndergaard Overpowers Brewers, 3-1, Mets Sweep

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Thanks to some solid pitching, the Milwaukee Brewers were close in every game at Citi Field all weekend. They just never managed to hold off the New York Mets.Noah Syndergaard struck out 11 in seven overpowering innings and Michael Conforto homered to help the defending NL champions beat the Brewers 3-1 on May 22 for a three-game sweep.“This is the series that I expected. You expected low-scoring, close games. They don’t allow runs. They don’t walk people. That’s what happened,” Milwaukee Manager Craig Counsell said. “We pitched well enough to put ourselves in every game. But, they pitched a little better.”Asdrubal Cabrera broke a fourth-inning tie with a two-run single. Conforto connected early for a long drive off Chase Anderson, who has given up a team-high 12 homers.Anderson (2-6) took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning of his previous outing against the Chicago Cubs and came within one out of a shutout.This time, he lasted five innings and was hurt by Ryan Braun’s misplay in left field while losing for the sixth time in seven starts.“Only pitch I’d like to have back is the Conforto home run,” Anderson said. “Other than that I feel like I battled pretty well.“Obviously, it’s not where I want to be after pitching well last time, but I feel like I’m still building to get back on track and I feel like I’m getting to where I want to go,” he added.Back in the lineup after missing four games with a stiff back, Braun singled once in four at-bats.He also let Yoenis Cespedes’ shallow blooper bounce past him in the fourth for a double that put runners at second and third.“I think I was kind of caught in-between sliding, diving. I actually thought I got a decent jump, just kind of in no man’s land,” Braun said. “It would have been a lot better if I was able to hold him to a single than let it get by me and end up a double.”One out later, Cabrera put New York ahead.The 23-year-old Syndergaard (5-2) yielded six singles and an unearned run that followed David Wright’s first-inning error at third base. He threw a season-high 109 pitches and won his third straight start, saving a taxed bullpen.“We’ve done a good job of getting on base via walk and he just didn’t give us any opportunities,” Counsell said.The big right-hander, who beat Milwaukee last May for his first major league win, mixed his 98-99 mph fastballs with effective off-speed stuff. He has gone 18 innings without issuing a walk.“That’s about as big of a challenge as it gets in today’s game,” Braun said. “His pure stuff is probably the best of any starter in baseball. Unbelievable command of all three off-speed pitches. Fastballs to both sides of the plate. He’s really, really good.”Jonathan Lucroy had an RBI single for Milwaukee, and Hernan Perez got three hits.Syndergaard escaped a jam in the seventh after the Brewers ran into a costly out on the bases for the second straight day.With runners at the corners and nobody out, Alex Presley was cut down trying to advance to second on a pitch in the dirt.“It’s his read, but that’s a spot where, down 3-1, you’ve got to be sure,” Counsell said.Jim Henderson tossed a scoreless eighth against his former team before Jeurys Familia, perfect in 15 save chances, got Presley to ground into a game-ending double play.Familia had two saves and a win in the series as the Mets came from behind each day and completed their first three-game sweep of the Brewers since September 2008 in Milwaukee. It was New York’s first home sweep of the Brewers since April 2002 at Shea Stadium.“I think we’re all understanding of the position that we’re in, but the goal is still to win games,” Braun said.“We’re encouraged by the fact that our starting pitching has been really good the last couple of times through. Those guys are throwing great. We’re putting ourselves in a position where if we’re able to get some big hits or make big pitches, we’re going to start winning a lot of games.”(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer)last_img read more