Buffon Ends 17-Year Juventus Career with Win over Verona

first_imgBuffon, who is considering offers for new roles both on and off the pitch, was cheered every time he touched of the ball by the home supporters – and for long periods when he was nowhere near it.Before kick-off, the Italian was greeted onto the pitch with a banner bearing his face. He then mingled with fans, accepting congratulations and gifts from the Curva Sud. His team-mates wore the hashtag #un1co on their sleeves, pointing to the social media tributes that have flowed since he confirmed the end of his Juventus career on Thursday.Buffon’s one moment of concern came when Douglas Costa’s loose pass let Ryder Matos in on goal. The goalkeeper rushed out and appeared to collide with the Brazilian as the ball was touched beyond him – but referee Ricardo Pinzani decided against awarding a penalty or reviewing the incident via the video assistant referee.His latest success takes his tally of Serie A titles to nine.He also has one from Italy’s second tier after he remained with the Turin side in the wake of their enforced relegation over the match-fixing scandal of 2006. The previous best was eight won by Giovanni Ferrari with Juventus, Inter Milan and Bologna between 1930 and 1941. Buffon is rumoured to have been offered a playing deal with French champions Paris St-Germain, as well as an off-field role with Juventus.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Gianluigi Buffon ended his 17-year Juventus career as they crowned a seventh straight Italian title with a 2-1 win over relegated Verona yesterday. The 40-year-old keeper was substituted just after the hour, and was in tears as he embraced his team-mates while the crowd gave him a standing ovation. He did a lap of honour while the match continued in Turin, accepting gifts and congratulations from fans.Daniele Rugani and Miralem Pjanic scored for Juve in a comfortable win. Alessio Cerci pulled a goal back after Buffon had been replaced by Carlo Pinsoglio, but Verona rarely threatened to ruin the send-off at the Allianz Stadium.Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner – also playing his final game for Juventus – could have increased the advantage, but his late penalty was excellently saved by Nicolas Andrade.last_img read more

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Women of Troy prepared for showdown with UCLA

first_imgWith the postseason just over a week away, the No. 3 USC women’s water polo team (22-1, 5-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) looks to polish off its regular season this afternoon against No. 2 UCLA (22-3, 4-1). A win over the Bruins would complete a perfect regular season at home in the newly renovated Uytengsu Aquatics Center, a good omen for things to come. USC will play host to both the MPSF and NCAA tournaments.Scoring machine · Junior two-meter Eike Daube’s four goals pushed USC to victory against LMU last week. Daube has 35 goals this season. – Christine Yoo | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy were able to extend the win streak at home last week against a No. 13 Loyola Marymount team that had a difficult time containing the explosive USC offense.As time wound down in the opening period of play with just four seconds on the clock, junior two-meter Eike Daube slammed in the first of her four goals on the day to erupt the packed crowd. Daube’s goal, in addition to another stellar defensive outing by the entire Cardinal and Gold squad, gave USC a 3-0 lead going into the second quarter.“As the season progresses and we’re playing with each other more and more, our defense is just going to get stronger,” said senior captain Maddie Rosenthal. “Especially having someone like Flora Bolonyai, who’s an Olympian and arguably the best goalie in collegiate water polo, in the cage — it definitely gives you a lot of confidence on defense. It lets you take a few more risks, knowing that you have such a strong presence in the cage.”LMU was able to close the gap, using a 6-on-5 powerplay to get on the board, but it wouldn’t take long for the Women of Troy to reassert their dominance. Daube tallied another score, then senior utility Kaleigh Gilchrist followed with one of her own. Co-captain Gilchrist moved into sole possession of No. 12 on USC’s scoring list with the rocket.The Women of Troy would expand on the scoring frenzy coming out of the halftime intermission. Daube finished off her scoring efforts to increase the advantage to 9-3 before the Lions were able to find the back of the net again.“I think that in prior games there have been situations where I’ve been hesitant, but after the Stanford and San Jose games, I just had a spark,” said Daube, who has registered nine goals in the past two games. “It just made me want to go for it and not be afraid.”Heading into the final frame with a 10-4 lead, head coach Jovan Vavic was able to give the starters some much-deserved rest and provide substitutes with invaluable playing time. Junior driver Jennifer Stiefel got things going with back-to-back scorchers that made their way into the cage. Freshman two-meter Avery Peterson capped off the day with a pretty touch that scooted by the outstretched LMU goalie, as the Women of Troy tamed the Lions, 14-5.As the hungry squad prepares for today’s big matchup, they are not oblivious to the fact that this is not just any other opponent.“It’s very heated playing UCLA. They’re our crosstown rivals,” Rosenthal said. “I’m not going to say that we like them — after all, it’s UCLA. We are really excited and fired up and looking forward to [the game].”In the season’s first matchup against the Bruins, USC was able to clinch the UCI Invitational title with a 7-6 victory in its only overtime game this year. Daube led the Women of Troy in scoring, with both goals coming in the extra period to capture the win.The crosstown rival Bruins enter the matchup coming off a grueling weekend of competition. On Friday evening, the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal eked out a narrow victory, 9-8. The Bruins, however, returned to their winning ways as they took down No. 8 San Jose State at home, 8-6.“When we played Stanford, we weren’t playing our best water polo. When we play UCLA, we have to play to our potential,” Rosenthal said. “If we’re able to step up and play the type of water polo I know that we are capable of, we should be able to come out with a win.”Today’s regular season finale tips off at 5:00 p.m. and all coverage can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.last_img read more

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Syracuse wins 5th straight against Georgia, continues best start since 2010

first_img Published on September 6, 2015 at 4:45 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer The Orange (5-0) continued its torrid start to the season, sweeping Georgia (4-3) in three sets on Sunday in Athens, Georgia.Syracuse never trailed in the first set, jumping out to an early 4-0 lead. After a Bulldogs kill made the score 20-16, the Orange scored five straight points to take the set 25-16.In the second set, Georgia jumped out to an early 9-7 lead. The Orange rallied back, scoring six unanswered points to take a 13-9 lead that it wouldn’t relinquish. The Bulldogs tried to pull close, but some late-set kills by senior Monika Salkute helped the Orange take the second set 25-21.The third set was a fantastic one for senior outside hitter Nicolette Serratore. Early on, the set went back and forth, resulting in an early 10-10 tie. A Serratore kill on an Auburn serve gave Syracuse an 11-10 lead, and returned the service to the Orange.SU took the next five points on its serve, with Serratore racking up four of her season- and team-high six service aces in that span. Serratore also tallied five of her nine kills in the set. The Bulldogs brought the score back to within one late in the set to make it 21-20, but doomed itself with a string of errors. The Orange won the third set, 25-21, and swept all three sets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSeniors Silvi Uattara and Gosia Wlaszczuk continued leading the Orange offense. Uattara had a team-high 10 kills, and Wlaszcuk had a team-high 20 assists.Salkute, whose kill was the decisive 25th point in the third set, racked up eight kills on only 13 attempts, which made for an impressive .538 attacking percentage.SU will play Arizona in Brooklyn, New York on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the LIU Blackbird Invitational. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Austin Peay beats SE Missouri 78-63 to open OVC play

first_img First Published: 3rd January, 2020 12:45 IST Jordyn Adams scored 22 points and Terry Taylor added another 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Austin Peay opened Ohio Valley Conference play by beating Southeast Missouri 78-63 on Thursday night.Carlos Paez had 13 points and Antuan Butler dished six assists to help Austin Peay (7-7) collect its sixth straight home victory.Alex Caldwell had 12 points for the Redhawks (4-10). Skyler Hogan and DQ Nicholas each had 11 points.Austin Peay faces UT Martin at home on Saturday. Southeast Missouri faces Murray State on the road on Saturday. LIVE TV Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img FOLLOW US Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 12:45 IST Austin Peay Beats SE Missouri 78-63 To Open OVC Play Jordyn Adams scored 22 points and Terry Taylor added another 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Austin Peay opened Ohio Valley Conference play by beating Southeast Missouri 78-63 on Thursday night. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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Colonels fall in FCS 2nd round at EWU

first_imgCHENEY, Wash. – After a strong performance in the first half by the Nicholls State University football team, No. 3-seed Eastern Washington changed the momentum of the game with a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown, and the Colonels went on to be defeated, 42-21, in the second round of the FCS playoffs Saturday evening at Roos Field.With the loss, Nicholls finished the year at 9-4, with the nine wins being the second-most in school history. Eastern Washington improved to 10-2 and will host next weekend’s quarterfinals game.The Colonels held a 14-3 lead after rushing touchdowns by Chase Fourcade and Dontrell Taylor through the first 17 minutes of the game. Nicholls was set up for a field goal right before the break, but the attempt was blocked by Dylan Bedletter, and Kedrick Johnson scooped it up for a 55-yard return for a touchdown. The score started 39 straight points for the Eagles before Fourcade rushed for a 34-yard touchdown to make the final.Nicholls looking good on the red turf!!The Colonels lead 14-3 in the 2nd after Taylor’s TD. #FCSPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/60CCcUEOKd— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) December 1, 2018 Fourcade threw for 146 yards on 17 of 30 and matched his career high of 89 yards rushing. A 16-yard completion to Damion Jeanpiere, Jr. in the second quarter put Fourcade No. 1 on the Colonels’ all-time passing list, surpassing Doug Hudson’s mark of 7,670 yards set in 1986. Fourcade’s two rushing TDs gave him 13 for the season, tying Broderick Cole’s single-season record (2005).Nicholls churned out 235 yards rushing, led by Taylor’s fifth 100-yard game of the season as he totaled 112 on 20 carries. But Taylor had one of the Colonels’ two turnovers in the second half, along with a pick-six by Fourcade.Eastern Washington was fueled by Sam McPherson, who rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Most of the damage came in the second half, including a 34-yard touchdown run that gave EWU a 35-14 lead in the fourth quarter. He was only the second 100-yard rusher against the Colonels this season, leading to 237 yards rushing for the Eagles.Khristian Mims led the Colonel defense with a career-high 11 tackles and had an interception on the game’s opening drive. The turnover made way for a 1-yard sneak by Fourcade for the first touchdown of the day.The Eagles drove down inside the 5 on their next drive, but the Colonels stuffed a third-down rush and limited them to a field goal.Early in the second, Taylor went untouched from three yards out for a 14-3 advantage. The drive was kept alive on a 14-yard pass from Fourcade to Arron McKenney on third-and-10.Both teams had chances to score in the second, but Lorran Fonseca missed short on a 50-yard field goal for the Colonels. The Eagles had another successful drive deep into Nicholls territory before Hezekiah White forced a fumble on a Tamarick Pierce rush, and Corey Abraham came away with the ball at the 12-yard line.Nicholls marched down the field looking to go up 17-3 with the field goal attempt with seconds on the clock, but the block and return put the score at 14-10.In the third, Eric Barriere gave EWU its first lead of the night on a 34-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Boston. After the Colonels punted for the second-straight drive, the Eagles added a field goal for a 20-14 lead heading into the fourth.Nicholls had its first turnover of the night early in the final period as Taylor lost the ball at the Colonel 30 after hauling in a reception. EWU ran a half-back pass by McPherson for a big gain and he then ran in for a 4-yard touchdown, making the score 28-14 after a successful two-point try.The Colonels continued to struggle on offense with another 3-and-out, and McPherson scored again, this time from 34 yards out.  Fourcade then threw an interception in the red zone and it was returned 95 yards by Ketner Kupp for EWU’s final touchdown of the night.Despite the loss, the Colonels set several milestones this season. Nicholls won its second Southland Conference title and claimed its second playoff victory in team history. In addition to Fourcade’s records, Taylor, a junior, set a new program mark with his ninth career 100-yard game. Final. Colonels come up short at Eastern Washington. Thanks to our seniors for an amazing season. #GeauxColonels #oNeway pic.twitter.com/xmrZYU4vAZ— No. 13/14 Nicholls ?? (@Nicholls_FB) December 2, 2018 POSTGAME QUOTESHead Coach Tim Rebowe Opening Statement:”It’s a tough loss. I feel for those guys and the group of seniors that had a fantastic year. It didn’t end how we wanted it to end but I’m very proud of them and their effort.”On Blocked Field Goal: “It was big, it was a big momentum swing. If you don’t make the kick, it’s still 14-3 and you get the ball back to start the second half, but when it’s blocked and returned it’s 14-10 and we couldn’t get the momentum back to start the second half. They made a good play and it bounced the right way and it happens sometimes.”In the Second Half: “They got momentum in the second half, we couldn’t get any rhythm and we got into the fourth quarter and turned the ball over a few times which was uncharacteristic. I thought we played well in the first quarter and were playing fast and making plays, we just didn’t make enough plays the rest of the way.”On the Seniors: “I’m proud of all the seniors and where they came from and how many games they’ve won over the year. You always want to say as a player that you left this place better than you found it and those guys definitely did that. Those guys left it all on the field and with great leadership. We didn’t lose tonight, we just came up a little bit short. We have a special group, there was a bond in the locker room that they built. They came from nothing and taught each other how to win and how to build a program. I can’t say enough or thank them enough for what they did for Nicholls.”center_img Chase Fourcade:”We didn’t execute in the second half and we didn’t do what we were doing after a great first half. Our defense made some good plays and we got points off of turnovers, but we couldn’t find our rhythm in the second half. That was a great defense we faced and I thought we had times where we could’ve made better plays and we came up short.”Thoughts at Halftime: “At halftime, we were up 14-10 against the No. 3 team in the nation knowing we were getting the ball back and we were all into it and knew what was at stake with 30 minutes to play. I knew they’d come out ready to fight but we couldn’t find the rhythm after the first three and out. Hats off to them, it’s just tough right now.” Hezekiah White:On Transforming the Program: “It’s bittersweet, I wanted to win today. The whole senior class, coming from where we came from before Coach Rebowe, we’ve come a long way. Coach Rebowe used to tell us to buy in and I thought we transformed this whole program.”On His Career: “From where we came from, this is a blessing. We didn’t see light at the end of the tunnel back then and we didn’t know what was next for our program without a head coach. To see how far we’ve come, to the second round of the playoffs, it’s amazing.”In the Second Half: “It came down to execution, they had momentum, but there were a few times we could’ve got off the field on third down to stop it. They made plays, and that’s to be expected because they have a good football team.”last_img read more

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Star extends Alaska’s misery

first_imgImport Malcolm Hill was Star’s messiah as his 23 seconds of brilliance in the clutch left Alaska dumbfounded.Hill hit a jumper from the top of the key to give the Hotshots a 97-91 lead with 1:34 left and he did the same move once more from the same spot for the 99-91 lead at the 1:11 mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“He’s only 21-years-old, he knows how to win, he knows how to involve his teammates,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero of Hill. “And one more good thing about him is he wants to play defense, and he wants to really be involved in our defensive scheme.”Alaska’s last glimmer of hope arrived when Kevin Racal converted on a three-point play at the 2:19 mark of the fourth before Hill came in and trampled the Aces’ chances. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Hill had a team-high 28 points to go along 11 points to lead the Hotshots while Paul Lee added 18 points and five assists.Ian Sangalang came close to a double-double for Star as he put up 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds.LaDontae Henton led Alaska with a game-high 34 points while Chris Banchero filled up the stat sheets with 21 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Craig eager to fit in with TNT teammates MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—Star didn’t have any problem prolonging another team’s misery as it frustrated Alaska, 101-92, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Sports Center here in Antipolo.The Hotshots improved to 2-0 while extending Alaska’s losing streak to 11 games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

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Wiggins lifts Timberwolves past Pelicans

first_imgNew Orleans was led by Jrue Holiday, who finished with 27 points. Cousins added 17.Trailing 93-76 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, New Orleans would get as close as 98-88 on a 3-pointer by Holiday with 8:19 left, but the Timberwolves responded by scoring the next six points to push the advantage to 104-88.New Orleans (11-10) started the game hot, opening on a 10-2 run. Two free throws by Wiggins with 1:06 left in the opening quarter tied the game 26-26 and a bucket by Crawford cut the lead to 29-28 at the end of the quarter.Dieng’s 3-pointer to open the second quarter gave Minnesota the lead for good at 31-29 with 11:30 in the first half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I actually thought I was in rhythm at the start of the game because we were coming off a tough game,” he said. “We were down a little bit physically early at times, but to this team’s credit we fought through it. When you are playing back-to-back games you are going to have people that are sore and tired. We needed this win. Where we want this team to go in the future, we can’t afford to lose two games in a row.”Jimmy Butler and Gorgui Dieng had 19 points each for the Timberwolves (13-9).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I thought our guys were ready to go tonight,” Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We brought the right mindset to come in and win the ballgame. I thought they played tough and shared the ball well. When you play for each other good things are going to happen.”The turning point of the game came midway through the second quarter. With Minnesota leading 45-43, Davis was called for a technical foul. Fifteen seconds later he picked up his second tech and was ejected for the first time in his six-year NBA career. Minnesota responded by finishing the half on a 17-6 run to take a 62-49 lead into the halftime locker room. View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Curry comes through in OT, Warriors outlast Lakers “That play was a hard play to officiate,” Thibodeau said. “Because of the size of DeMarcus, Anthony and Karl-Anthony Towns. It can get pretty physical in there. You can probably call a foul on any play when those guys are matched up against each other.”Davis finished with 17 points and five rebounds.“You could feel the momentum shift (after Davis was tossed),” Wiggins said. “It helped ignite a big run that we were able to outscore them.”Davis’ teammate DeMarcus Cousins was frustrated with the call after the game.“‘It’s obvious, man,” he said. “It’s a joke. It’s a complete joke. What I don’t understand is that players are punished for playing off emotion or showing their emotion… but other people are allowed to and it’s totally fine.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Andrew Wiggins wouldn’t let fatigue from consecutive games be an excuse for a poor effort by his Minnesota teammates. So he did something about it.Wiggins scored 28 points to help the Timberwolves beat New Orleans 120-102 on Wednesday night in a game that saw Pelicans forward Anthony Davis ejected for the first time in his career.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READlast_img read more

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MYS Wants US$1m for County Meet

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Sports has reminded the Standing Committees on Youth and Sports at the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate on the proposed raise in the County Meet budget from US$500,000 to US$1M.Assistant Sports Minister Murvee Gray told newsmen Monday that the increment is a ‘win-win’ situation amidst the growing momentum to re-brand the annual sports event for the broader participation.He said the Ministry’s appeal is in consonance with his ministry’s meetings with the Youth and Sports Committees from both houses and with some Representatives and Senators, including Reps. Geraldine Doe-Sherrif, Henry Yallah, Ballah Zayzay, Adolph Lawrence and Ben Fofana among others. Minister Gray said the increment will foster infrastructure development; improve temporary job scheme for players and technicians as well as their transportation and accommodation. The US$1m, if approved, will also encourage the addition of disciplines which target youths who are actively involved in the games, he said.For the past three years, about US$500,000 has been allotted for the County Meet; and the US$21,000 disbursed for preparation fees for all of the five disciplines of football, athletics, basketball, volleyball and kickball has sparked  outcries from County Sports Coordinators and Superintendents on. About 50% is disbursed to counties prior to the preliminary stage and the remainder is expended based on qualification to the next round.Counties hosting the games in the preliminary rounds also complained of the meagre US$10,000 given them to advance their facilities in preparation.“The US$21,000 for five disciplines is not enough, taking into consideration training kits, transportation, accommodation, feeding and per diem amongst other [expenses],” Assistant Minister Gray said.Meanwhile information from the Standing Committees on Youth and Sports at the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate hinted to the Daily Observer that an increase in the budget could get a positive hearing because of the County Meet’s unique transformation since its inception, with the youths taking center stage in the process.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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2 injured in Golden Grove accident

first_imgFifty-year-old Rudolph Adams of Mocha, East Bank Demerara was on Wednesday driving motorcycle CH 3068 along the East Coast Demerara Public Road with 31-year-old Brian Murray of Haslington, ECD as his pillion rider.While at Golden Grove, a motor car driven by a 31-year-old man of Nabaclis reportedly collided with the motorcycle, causing it to crash into a parked vehicle.The impact sent Adams and Murray flying for some distance before sustaining a rough landing on the roadway.They were picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they were admitted and are nursing their injuries. The car driver, however, has been taken into Police custody as they continue their investigations into the accident.last_img

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106th anniversary of Rose Hall Estate Martyrs observed

first_imgThe 106th anniversary of Rose Hall Estate Martyrs was on Wednesday observed with a wreath laying ceremony at the monument site at Rose Hall, East Canje.It was on March 13, 1913, that 15 indentured labourers attached to the Rose Hall Estate were killed by Police and were buried in a mass grave during their bid for a better life.A relative of one of the martyrs lying wreath at the memorial site in East Canje of WednesdayThe workers were Motey Khan; Bholay; Sohan; Hulas; Badri; Jugai; Sadula; Sarjoo; Lalji; Durga; Gafur; Roopan; Juggoo; Nibur; and Gobindei, the lone female. In an effort to improve the conditions on the sugar plantation, the labourers had protested the retraction of a four-day holiday awarded to them for a grinding season.On January 28, the Manager reportedly changed his mind and ordered them to go to work because he had some planting to do. Some were inclined while others were dissuaded from following the orders. Seven men were served summonses to attend court. The Manager asked that they pay for the cost of the summons. The workers agreed to pay it in instalments but the Manager rejected the suggestion. The problem escalated from that point.The Rose Hall Martyrs monument at Rose Hall, East Canje, BerbiceWhen the court date came, hundreds of immigrant workers proceeded to the Reliance Magistrate’s Court where the labourers were found guilty of instigating resistance to work. This ruling angered workers which led to protests. Management subsequently threatened to transfer the protesting families to distant plantations and in response, the sugar workers protested even further. On March 13 of that year, colonial Police attempted to follow up on warrants, which had been issued for the leaders of the protest, but after the workers resisted, the Police opened fire, injuring 56 persons and killing 15 workers.These workers were then remembered as the Rose Hall Martyrs. The remembrance service on Wednesday was organised by the Social Cohesion Ministry.last_img read more

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