Bayern crash to shock defeat at Hoffenheim

first_imgNew signing Abdou Diallo and midfielder Suat Serdar scored second-half goals as Mainz earned a 3-1 comeback win at home to Bayer Leverkusen.Wolfsburg drew 1-1 with Hanover 96 after Daniel Didavi’s first-half free-kick gave the hosts the lead before Martin Harnik levelled for Hanover.History will be made on Sunday when Bibiana Steinhaus becomes the first female to referee in Germany’s top flight when Hertha Berlin host Werder Bremen.The 38-year-old will become the first female referee in one of Europe’s top leagues and Hertha are offering half-price tickets to women to see the historic moment at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.Share on: WhatsApp Bayern centre-back Mats Hummels cleared the ball, which had bounced out of play, but Andrej Kramaric took a quick throw-in and the defence was slow to react as Uth fired home past Neuer on 27 minutes.Bayern were furious as two balls were on the pitch for Uth’s goal, but the referee dismissed their protests as the ball Hummels had cleared was in the other half of the pitch — nowhere near play.Hoffenheim doubled the lead when Swiss defender Steven Zuber fired in a cross and Uth was unmarked to drill home on 51 minutes.Ancelotti threw on Ribery and James Rodriguez, the Colombian making his Bayern debut following his move from Real Madrid, for the final quarter of an hour but to no avail.Having failed to beat Bayern in their first 17 attempts, Hoffenheim now have back-to-back wins after April’s 1-0 home victory.– Dortmund’s double blow –Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund could be without injury victims Marcel Schmelzer and Marc Bartra for Wednesday’s opening Champions League group match at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur.The pair picked up ankle and groin injuries respectively in Dortmund’s frustrating stalemate at 10-man Freiburg. Freiburg’s Yoric Ravet was sent off on 30 minutes for his tackle on Schmelzer after the video assistant referee spotted the midfielder had gone in studs up.Schmelzer was stretchered off and taken to hospital.“It looks worse for Marcel, we will have to wait to see how it looks on Sunday,” said Dortmund coach Peter Bosz.It was the first time Dortmund dropped league points under Bosz.“I’m disappointed, we had the numerical advantage for an hour, so a draw isn’t enough,” said Bosz.It was the first time the VAR, which is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season, prompted a red card in Germany’s top flight. Dortmund’s new signing Andriy Yarmolenko made his debut for the final 11 minutes after joining from Dynamo Kiev.– Historic Steinhaus –Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his first goal in Germany’s top flight for three years as Eintracht Frankfurt won 1-0 at Borussia Moenchengladbach before going off concussed.Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason hit a hat-trick in Augsburg’s 3-0 win at home to struggling Cologne, who are are bottom after three defeats. Berlin, Germany | AFP | Striker Mark Uth netted twice as defending champions Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti paid the price for rotating his squad, having started with both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery on the bench, ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match at home to Anderlecht.Thomas Mueller started on the right wing but played poorly despite creating two goals in Germany’s 6-0 mauling of Norway in World Cup qualifying on Monday.Bayern stumbled to defeat despite 72 percent possession and 23 shots on goal, while Hoffenheim scored twice from just six efforts.“We didn’t behave well after going 1-0 down,” fumed Bayern captain Manuel Neuer.“We had Hoffenheim completely under control, but we didn’t take the lead, that is the problem.”After three games, Bayern are in the unusual position of fifth in the table — for the first time since August 2014.Hoffenheim are second behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, who were held to a 0-0 draw at Freiburg.Hoffenheim took the lead in Sinsheim after catching out the Bayern defence.last_img read more

Could A New Kitchen Change Your Lifestyle?

first_imgThe walls were taken out to give the home the more open feel that is popular today and Trivonna replaced it with a bar where friends could sit and visit with the cook.Home Resources completed the remodel in mid-December – just in time for all the family (and more) to invade!  David tells me that all four cooks were able to work on different projects at the same time and had a ball doing it!So, why remodel your kitchen?  To make it pretty is good, but Trivonna will also help you make it functional – She will help you “Create a Nurturing Environment, Because Life Takes Place in the Kitchen!” The kitchen was flanked by a brick wall that served no practical function.  Trivonna designed a hutch that allowed the brick to show through the glass door cabinets. David and Barb chose to use Bellmont cabinetry in the Savanah door style with Cherry wood.  After several discussions with Trivonna about what needed to be changed (including one discussion in their home), they turned her loose to design.  After a few revisions, their new kitchen looked like this. Finally, the kitchen was cut off from the living/dining room by a wall. Cabinets by Trivonna4444 Lacey Blvd SELacey, WA 98503360.539.5057 Submitted by Cabinets by TrivonnaThat’s an odd question, don’t you think?  But it is actually derived from a quote of one of our customers: When Home Resources, Inc. finished remodeling his kitchen with a design by Trivonna, David Block told us “the new kitchen changed our lifestyle and the lifestyle of our home.”  David’s comment help to answer a more common (and critical) question: Why?…  Why would I remodel my kitchen?The Block’s kitchen was originally a typical dark 70’s vintage look and layout:  It had a peninsula separating the kitchen from the breakfast nook, with cabinets hanging down that blocked line of sight.  They also had a framed in pantry with deep shelves – ideal for loosing stuff!  Later, they painted the cabinets white to try to update the look,  but it didn’t help the functionality at all. Facebook22Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

League leading Cariboo Cougars feast on Kootenay Ice

first_imgJustin Almeida led the goal scoring attack with three markers.Shawn Campbell of Castlegar scored the lone goal for Kootenay, which trailed 3-1 after one period and 8-1 after 40 minutes.Sunday, Kootenay led 1-0 after the first period on a goal by Tyler Van Steinburg of Cranbrook.However, Cariboo scored twice in the second period to grab a 2-1 advantage before blowing the game open with six third-period goals.Eight different players scored for Cariboo.Cariboo improves to 11-2-1 while Kootenay falls to 2-10.Kootenay is back on the road this weekend, travelling to Vancouver Island to face the South Island Royals in Victoria.The Royals, 7-7 on the season, are currently fifth overall in BCMMHL standings. Playing in the friendly confines of the Cominco Arena proved to be, unfriendly, for the Kootenay Ice during a two-game weekend set against the Cariboo Cougars.The Cougars scored five second period goals to waltz past the Ice 11-1 in the opener of the BC Hockey Major Midget League contest Saturday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.Sunday, the result wasn’t much better as the BCMMHL leaders skated to an 8-1 victory.Austin Gray led the Cariboo attack in the opener, finishing the game with five points including a pair of goals.last_img read more

Thomas, Burleson Voted Southland Volleyball Players of the Week

first_imgThomas had a career-high 25 kills in Lamar’s five-set win over Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday. The junior from Houston followed that performance with a 24-kill effort in four sets at New Orleans on Saturday. She finished the week hitting .362 and averaging 5.44 kills per set, while committing just 11 errors between the nine sets for the week. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Thomas combined for 49 kills for the Cardinals (4-18, 2-10 SLC) against Southeastern Louisiana (2-24, 0-12 SLC) and New Orleans (5-14, 4-8 SLC). Burleson accumulated 52 digs in a 1-1 week at home against Sam Houston State (13-11, 9-2 SLC) and Abilene Christian (9-14, 5-6 SLC) for the Lady Demons (13-14, 8-4 SLC). FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Tomar Thomas is the Southland Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Northwestern State’s Channing Burleson is the Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Offensive Player of the Week: Tomar Thomas, Lamar – Jr. – Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker – Houston Honorable Mention: Amanda Dimon, Central Arkansas; Lexus Cain, Stephen F. Austin.center_img Lamar welcomes UIW (5-14, 4-8 SLC) on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., competes at Sam Houston on Thursday at 7 p.m. before ending a three-match week at Abilene Christian on Saturday at 1 p.m. Northwestern State hosts Central Arkansas (21-3, 10-2 SLC) on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. before playing at Houston Baptist (17-8, 8-4 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Burleson tied a season and career high for digs when she tallied 32 in a four-set win over Sam Houston State on Thursday. Her 32 digs ranks first in four-set matches among Southland members this season. She continued her leadership on the backrow in Saturday’s match against Abilene Christian, making 20 digs to hold the Wildcats to a .106 hitting percentage. For the week, the junior libero averaged 6.5 digs per set. She now leads the league with 5.40 digs per set in conference matches. Defensive Player of the Week: Channing Burleson, Northwestern State – Jr. – Libero – Midland, Texas Honorable Mention: Amanda Beaton, Central Arkansas; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. Austin; Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.last_img read more

Traditional Prince wins feature race in bang-up finish at Caymanas Park

first_imgTRADITIONAL PRINCE, running at odds of 10-1 with Aaron Chatrie aboard, overcame a slow start to win the 11th running of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy open allowance race in a bang-up finish over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. The betting made FORTUNE-ONEHUNDRED a 9-5 marginal favourite ahead of the speedy TALENTED TONY K at 2-1, but despite his consistency the Patrick Lynch-trained TRADITIONAL PRINCE was overlooked in the market. TRADITIONAL PRINCE hurt his chance by rearing at the start and was the back marker in the early stages as TALENTED TONY K with Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard disputed the lead with the rank outsider, TOOTING KAT (99-1), in a field of 11. TALENTED TONY K soon surged ahead at the half mile, but FORTUNEINEHUNDRED was sent in serious chase by Robert Halledeen as both turned for home almost heads on. Although FORTUNEONEHUNDRED grabbed the lead a furlong out, the run-on horses by then were getting into top gear, with topweight TRADITIONAL PRINCE producing a storming rail run in the last 100 metres to catch FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, winning by a neck, with another neck to the fast-finishing SCOOP JORDYNE (13-1) in third and EDISON (8-1) finishing a mere length away fourth. A seven-year-old bay gelding by Traditional out of Princess Lal, TRADITIONAL PRINCE is owned and bred by Dr. Granville Ashton. Chatrie said he had ridden TRADITIONAL PRINCE in the past and knew what he was capable of. “I expected a fast pace with ‘TONY K’ in the line-up, so although losing lengths at the start, I knew the pace would to come back in the closing stages, and it did. I saved ground on the inside from the half mile, got a rocky run on the inside rails and was able to catch them in the nick of time,” said Chatrie, who had a second winner on the card in 5-1 chance ABOVE THE RADAR in the third race over 1820 metres for the Josseth Grey Memorial Cup. Chatrie, along with Wesley Henry, each rode two winners on the card, but all were upstaged by title-chasing jockey Halledeen, with three winners. These were the two-year-old debutante DREAMLINER at 3-5 for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta in the first race, PREMATUREE at 5-1 in the eighth and DWAYNE STAR for trainer Lynch in the eighth race over the straight to move to 46 wins so far this season. a storming rail runlast_img read more

Another brace for Gordon, as MBU win again

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:”We can run with the fastest of them, we can play hard with the toughest of them, and still outscore the best of them,” warns hot Montego Bay United (MBU) striker Owayne Gordon, following another two goal blast that extended MBU’s lead atop the Red Stripe Premier League to five points.MBU registered a 2-0 win on Thursday night over Tivoli Gardens in a rescheduled fixture at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.The double gives Gordon four goals in two consecutive matches and thirteen in all for the season, just one goal behind out-of-action teammate Dino Williams (14) at the top of the goalscoring chart. Williams, who was spotted at Thursday’s match has inked a deal to play in the US for the remainder of the season.Gordon opened the scoring for MBU in the 32nd minute from a direct long kick from goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett.The ball took one bounce and Gordon used his speed to get by two defenders before employing a majestic chip over the advancing Davin Watkins in goal for Tivoli.His second was a superb effort from a free kick right on the edge of the penalty area in the 81st minute of play to seal victory for the title chasers, who now move five points clear of champions Arnett Gardens FC (49 pts) to be on 54 pts.The leaders were tasting victory for a fourth consecutive time in five matches and Gordon believes it will only get better from here.”The team is playing really well at the moment and with me scoring the goals, I think we are on our way to another title.”I am a confident player and right now I am feeling good. I hope my goals will take us to the Premiership title and that is all I want,” reasoned Gordon, who is emerging as MBU’s top goal getter in the absence of Williams.He enjoyed a good outing, but had to dig deep as the game became a physical affair. Both teams had their players flying into crunching tackles and both ended with 10 players after referee Danion Parchment issued red cards for dangerous tackles.MBU defender John Barrett was sent off with a straight red in the 45th minute, while Tivoli suffered the same fate in the 88th minute, when Romaine Breakenridge committed a second bookable offence.Tivoli remain just above the bottom two (Rivoli 22 pts and Waterhouse FC 21 pts). They have 29 points with the defeat that snapped their two-game mini-streak.last_img read more

80% of lands remain unoccupied – Minister

first_imgThe Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan has announced that the ministry is changing the manner in which it allotted house lots after findings revealed that thousands of house lots allocated since 2000 remain unoccupied in several schemes across the country.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan told a media conference on Thursday that the trend was worrying and alarming, as he explained that billions of dollars were expended to prepare the schemes for occupancy, but progress has been slow over the last decade.Communities Minister Ronald BulkanHe took the opportunity to remind the general public that is one of the main reasons why the Ministry through the Central Planning and Housing Authority (CH&PA) scaled back on the allocation of house lots and began the construction of housing units that will be readily available for occupancy.Minister Bulkan also revealed that between 2000 and 2015, from an approximate total of 66,000 house lots allocated, some 28,000 or 40 per cent remain unoccupied. “It makes no sense investing these huge sums of money for a rate of occupancy that is as low as 20 per cent,” the Minister said.The Minister reported that during 2011 and 2015, some 38 new schemes were developed boasting a total of 20,000 house lots but to date 80 per cent of those lots remain unoccupied. A total $12.8 billion was pumped into their development and $16 billion is now required to complete infrastructure works.Besides this, from a total of 4927 interviews conducted in 2017, the CH&PA only issued 1131 house lots with Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) accounting for the majority of 3122 interviews and 513 allocations.Bulkan questioned the sustainability of the model of housing development used under the previous Administration. He also reiterated that Government’s thrust to build housing units, provides more immediate form of occupancy, something they will continue to build on.Meanwhile, Chairman of the CH&PA, Elsworth Williams, made a commitment to meet with applicants in the system to ensure they are provided with housing in a timely manner. “We are going to continue this year to meet with those persons who have been in the system for all these years and have not been allocated their house lots. We have started last year and we want to continue.”It was also revealed that 1131 lots were allocated in 2017. In Region One (Barima-Waini), 52 lots were allocated; Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), 28 lots were allocated; Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), 27 lots were allocated; Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), 513 lots were allocated; Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), 20 lots were allocated; Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), 99 lots were allocated; Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), 132 lots were allocated ; and in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), 201 lots were allocated.Since last year, the CH&PA had promised to embark on a plan to repossess unoccupied house lots that have been issued to persons but have remained vacant. The CH&PA had finalised the list of defaulters and has commenced sending out letters to landowners, informing them of Government’s move.However, the CH&PA had noted that it will treat differently those defaulters who were allocated lots in areas that they could not access because of lack of adequate infrastructure. In fact, those persons allocated lots to areas that are without proper infrastructure are being advised that they can wait until infrastructure is put in, to begin to construct or they can visit the Ministry and be reallocated to an area where there is infrastructure.Late last year, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) announced plans to work towards identifying areas for new land development schemes in this year. Commissioner Trevor Benn said the GL&SC has been challenged to open new areas for houselot distribution as a result of limited resources.last_img read more

Youth rescued after being trapped at Peace View Point

first_img“The youth reported the call himself to 911 and we responded to the look out here,” Fire Chief Fred Burrows explains. “It did take us sometime to locate the youth [because] we did not know where he fell over and nobody had witnessed that.”Fortunately, the rescue squad managed to locate the victim after pinpointing the location of call though communication with the responding dispatcher.Fire Chief Burrows estimates the man trapped was approximately 300 feet down the embankment, a rescue that took an approximate hour and a half.- Advertisement -The victim is currently being treated by B.C. Ambulance with undetermined injuries.last_img

MY DONEGAL……WITH BUSINESSWOMAN FRANCES SPEARS

first_imgFrances Spears is one of Donegal’s best-known small business owners. Her business, Mourne Antiques in Letterkenny, is continuing to operate despite tough economic times. Here she takes a break from running her busy shop to tell us all she loves about Donegal.What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? Ards Forest Park. It’s incredibly beautiful and peaceful.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?The weather this summer! Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?My father, Arthur Spears. Although not a native of Donegal he has taken it to his heart and has a great interest in its history, people and archaeology. He always puts a positive spin on things.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Packie Bonner. An old hero of mine.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The great beating of Down in the Ulster Championship.What was Donegal’s saddest moment? The recent closures of so many family-run and long-established businesses has been a terrible blow to the county.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Donegal Pens, made by the young McGarvey brothers. They are nicely made, get the Donegal name out there, and are so easy to post as gifts.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Daniel O’Donnell – he sends a glow of warmth wherever he goes.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Anyone running a small business and keeping it going at the moment.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Shay Given, he is a great inspiration to the youth. And of course he’s from Lifford like myself!What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?La Fantasia, LetterkennyDonegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden EaglesYour nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?Brid Dillon, of Dillons Supermarket.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?‘Come here’, used before any sentence – e.g. Come here, I’m away home; Come here, I’ll see you later; etc.Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?AbsolutelyWhat is your favourite Donegal food?It used to be Oatfield Chocolate Orange sweets (it always gave me a lift to find them in strange parts of the world), but Filligans Raspberry Jam is just delicious.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?The driving!If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?It would be great to have Letterkenny invest in a major tourist attraction for the town, possibly something that could link the old and new town with easy accessibility to both. And I would definitely move the Tourist Office back into the town centre. (Think I need more money!)MY DONEGAL……WITH BUSINESSWOMAN FRANCES SPEARS was last modified: August 1st, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Frances SpearsMourne AntiquesMY DONEGALlast_img read more

CLEARED! PEARSE DOHERTY DID NOT BREACH OIREACHTAS EXPENSES RULES

first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has been cleared of breaching Dail expenses rules.Deputy Doherty had been accused of breaching the rules regarding the use of his personal allowances last year – after the Donegal South-West TD said he used about €8,000 of his allowances to hire staff at his office.But Leinster House have told him that he is not in breach of any rules, because the travel allowances paid for him would actually cover the full cost of his mileage between Dublin and Gaoth Dobhair where he lives. Sinn Féin TD Doherty has released the following statement regarding the use of his travel expenses.The Donegal South West TD said: “Since 2009 I have published my accounts on the Web. I have at all-times been up-front that I use a portion of my wages (over €19,000) and a portion of money that was paid to me for expenses to employ additional staff in my Donegal offices. I am a registered employer with the revenue commissioner and my employees enjoy all of their statutory entitlements. Last week an issue arose as to whether this was allowed. I have always stated that if I breeched any rules that I would rectify that.“Over the past week I have met with Oireachtas officials on a number of occasions to discuss my travel and accommodation allowance.“I have stated on my website that the cost of traveling to and from Dublin and throughout my constituency was €11,273.67 in 2011. This cost was calculated factoring in the cost of the Diesel and toll charges only. “The representatives have informed me that in order to calculate and certify the travel expenditure that I incur that I am entitled to take into account a number of travel cost factors besides fuel costs. These vehicle related expenditure include Diesel, Oil, Tyres, Maintenance, Insurance costs, Car tax, Driving licence, AA membership, and the cost of replacing the car i.e. depreciation.“They have informed me that these items are incorporated into the civil service mileage rate on which the Standard Travel Allowance is based. The appropriate rates are 95.05 cent for the first 4000 miles and 45.79 cent thereafter.“The mileage that I incurred in 2011 was in excess of 45,000 miles which if applied to the rate that underpins the TAA scheme would be in excess of the portion of the Standard TAA allowance which relates to travel that was paid to me for these purposes in 2011 and when added to the cost of accommodation that I incurred during that same period which was €13,005.64 would be in excess of the total allowance that I received under the TAA scheme.“I have provided all of this information to the Oireachtas officials and they have confirmed to me in writing today that I haven’t breached any regulations and have stated to me that ‘the regulations have been complied with’.“I again want to restate my position that the payment of expenses to TD and Senators should be fully vouched and call on the government to introduce such a scheme.” CLEARED! PEARSE DOHERTY DID NOT BREACH OIREACHTAS EXPENSES RULES was last modified: June 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more