NeymarParis, France | AFP | Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Tuesday that Neymar’s recovery from foot surgery “is going well”, as the star forward bids to be fit for the World Cup in Russia.Lasmar, who operated on Neymar on March 3, said he speaks “two or three time a day” with the physiotherapists working with the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain player.“For now, everything is going well, they tell me every detail of Neymar’s recovery,” Lasmar told French sports daily L’Equipe.“They are working hard and in a very professional way so that he can return as quickly as possible and, above all, so there won’t be any further problems for his foot or posture.”He added that he planned to reassess the injury in mid-April. Neymar, who missed Brazil’s 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany through injury four years ago, is key to his country’s hopes at this year’s World Cup, which starts on June 14.At the time of the operation, Lasmar said Neymar would be out for between “two-and-a-half to three months”.The 26-year-old, who joined PSG for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) from Barcelona last year, suffered a fractured bone in his right foot last month in a match against Marseille.Record five-time winners Brazil open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17, ahead of further Group D matches with Costa Rica and Serbia.Share on: WhatsApp
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI found no room for England captain Harry Kane when picking his top five strikers in world football.The prolific Pole chose Manchester City hitman Sergio Aguero as the Premier League’s sole representative in his list of traditional forwards.5 Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowksi has picked his top-five traditional forwardsCredit: AP:Associated Press5 Liverpool target Timo Werner was recognised following his form for RB LeipzigCredit: AP:Associated Press5 Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has had a meteoric rise to the top of world footballCredit: ReutersThe 31-year-old also opted for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid veteran Karim Benzema, Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and RB Leipzig rival Timo Werner.Lewandowski is set to be back in action for Bayern Munich this weekend as the Bundesliga becomes the first major European league to resume following the coronavirus crisis.The Polish international is widely regarded as one of the best No.9’s around, having notched 39 goals in just 33 appearances in all competitions before the season was interrupted.And when asked by reporters, as cited by Goal, who are the best out-and-out strikers, Lewandowksi responded: “A difficult question.”If we talk about (the number) nine, I would say: Karim Benzema, Timo Werner, Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero and Kylian Mbappe.”The Premier League is renowned for its unconventional forwards, with Mohamed Salah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marcus Rashford all spending time out-wide as well as through the middle.If we talk about (the number) nine, I would say: Karim Benzema, Timo Werner, Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero and Kylian MbappeRobert LewandowksiBut World Cup Golden Boot winner Kane has cause to feel aggrieved, following his incredible goalscoring record leading the line for Tottenham.Yet Lewandowski did single out another Bundesliga No.9, Erling Haaland, for praise after the Norwegian netted 12 goals in 11 games since moving to Germany in January from Red Bull Salzburg.His form has led to interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United but Bayern star Lewandowski advised his fellow striker against moving away.He added: “(Haaland) has huge potential, but still has time. I don’t want to put any pressure on him with my statements.”If he works hard, he can become a better player and eventually reach the top level.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”Therefore it might be good for him if he would stay in the Bundesliga longer before taking the next step.”Bayern hope to preserve or extend their four-point lead at the top of the table with a win on the road at Union Berlin on Sunday.While Haaland is set to star for Lewandowksi’s former club Borussia Dortmund as they clash against rivals Schalke.5 Harry Kane was overlooked in Lewandowski’s top five forwardsCredit: PA:Press Association5 Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero was the only Premier League star to make the cutCredit: Getty Images – GettyHarry Kane has Tottenham shirts hanging on walls of his house from win over Man Utd and first Champions League hat-trick
The Drua are second on points differential after winning two of their first three matches and host reigning champions Perth Spirit in Suva tomorrow afternoon.Fiji-born Tuqiri says World Rugby deserve praise for getting behind the Drua team.”You’ve only just seen the tip of the iceberg – they’ve played three games, they’ve won two and the ones that they have won have been pretty convincing,” he said.”It’s entertaining rugby, it’s not your stock-standard like we get in Australia.”I don’t want to bag the game but the guys are throwing the ball around and it’s really good to watch so there’s a lot of talent over here that can be called upon to play both rugby codes”.Tuqiri, who played 67 tests for the Wallabies and retired from professional sport in 2014, after winning the NRL Premiership with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, said the Drua team also have plenty to offer Australian rugby.”Not to say Australia play mundane rugby but I think we can be robotic at times and not play what’s in front of us,” he said.”I certainly think the Aussie players can learn a bit of that going forward – we’ve seen a lot of long-range tries from the Drua team, a few kicks in there and really just backing their ability.”Australia don’t lack ability but I think they might lack conviction to play what’s in front of them so yeah they might offer them something”.The former Fiji and Australian rugby league international will lace up his boots on Saturday – his 38th birthday – in the curtain raiser to the Fijian Drua vs Spirit match at ANZ Stadium.Tuqiri will join the likes of Radike Samo and Morgan Turinui in the Classic Wallabies team in a sevens exhibition match against a Fiji Legends side, captained by Waisale Serevi. Photo: Fiji Rugby Union
The other semifinal match came with a result, a priori, more favorable for the visitors, who came with a two-goal advantage thanks to the 2-0 win in the first leg. In the first part, Dinamo Brest, champion of the Cup in 2017 and 2018 and of the last League, He came out with very clear ideas and was able to go to the break winning 0-2 thanks to goals from Savitskiy, who had already scored in Brest, and Gordjchuk.Shakhtyor Soligorsk, reigning Cup champion and that only five days ago he beat his rival in the league, he saw his options of reaching the final almost sentenced. But, after passing through the locker room, Vernydub’s team went all out for their rival. Ivanovic and Lisakovich, in a double game, put the game upside down in 8 minutes.Podstrelov’s goal, fifteen minutes from the end, heralded a period comeback for a team that had serious options for a heroic feat, to score five goals in 45 minutes and qualify for the final. The Shakhtyor’s dream, however, was not fulfilled. Only one goal separated them from one of the great footballing feats of this health crisis. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, there are still gaps that soccer fans can hold on to. One of them is in Belarus. Today, BATE Borisov and Dinamo Brest have qualified for the Cup final, to be held on May 24, after eliminating Slavia Mozyr and Shakhtyor Soligorsk respectively. Both teams, which have started the League well, achieving 10 points the first and 9 the second of 18 possible, will face each other in the last battle of the title fight.The BATE, old acquaintance of the League, since it has faced Barcelona and Real Madrid, and the most successful team in Belarus, managed to overcome the 1-0 with which Slavia Mozyr had taken advantage in the first leg. At Borisov Arena, Volkov and Tymonyuk, with an own goal, turned the tie in the first 45 minutes.After defeating Gorodeja at home, BATE was also superior to Slavia, and although throughout the second part they lived with the tension of knowing that a goal from the visitors left them out of the fight for the title, Alshevsky’s pupils were solvent and knew how to endure the result.
PCB wants security guarantee ISLAMABAD (AP) : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants the Indian government to publicly guarantee security for the Pakistan team during the World Twenty20 in India. The board reacted yesterday to reported comments this week by the head of Himachal Pradesh state that he could not provide security for the Pakistan team and that its WT20 match with India should be shifted to another state. “These latest threats need to be taken seriously,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Lahore. “Political parties (in India) like Shiv Sena, and now even the Congress, have said they will not let us play, and they are the ones creating agitation.” Khan said that he has asked the International Cricket Council to tell the Indian government it needed to issue a public statement welcoming Pakistan’s team in India. India beat UAE by nine wickets DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP): India enjoyed a romp before the Asia Cup final in accounting for the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets yesterday. The bowlers paved the way to the easy victory, restricting UAE to 81-9 in 20 overs. India took 10.1 overs to win with 82-1, and seal their fourth straight victory in the tournament. The Indians meet hosts Bangladesh in the final on Sunday. Opener Rohit Sharma hit 39 while Yuvraj Singh was 25 not out and hit the winning boundary. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar led the way for India with two for eight. Shaiman Anwar scored 43 after UAE captain Amjad Javed elected to bat first. Court dismisses Pistorius appeal JOHANNESBURG (AP): South Africa’s highest court has dismissed Oscar Pistorius’ appeal of his murder conviction, a lawyer said yesterday signalling that the former track star’s long legal battle since he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp may be drawing to a close. The ruling by the Constitutional Court clears the way for a judge to sentence the double-amputee runner for murder at a hearing scheduled for April 18. “We’ll proceed to the sentencing,” defence lawyer Andrew Fawcett said.
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The three-year-old child who was sexually molested almost two weeks ago is recovering slowly and is now in the care of her aunt.Meanwhile her mother who was charged recently with ‘wilful neglect’ and appeared at the Sprinlands Magistrate’s Court is on bail.Commander of B Division Ian Amsterdam told INews Thursday that investigations into the matter are ongoing and it is yet to be determined who sexually molested the young child.He stated that the child was immediately taken out of the endangered environment, and with the intervention of the Child Protection Agency she is now in the care of her aunt.Reports are that between June 18 and 19, the little girl’s mother, who is reportedly an alcoholic, had gone on a drinking spree and when she returned home the night she retired to bed with her five children.Hours later mother awoke and discovered her three-year-old missing from their bed and upon checking she found the child on the floor of the house bleeding profusely from the vagina.The matter was immediately reported and the child rushed to the hospital where she was admitted.The mother and her ‘boyfriend’ had been taken into police custody when investigations commenced.
Figures that were thrown around when Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson reportedly announced a US$4 billion airport to be built in Lethem during a recent Ministerial outreach are being debunked by his counterpart, Minister Dominic Gaskin.Gaskin, who has responsibility for the business sector, was at the time appearing on a panel discussing “The State of Economy and Business in Guyana”, which also featured former Minister within the Finance Ministry, Juan Edghill.Business MinisterDominic GaskinGaskin appeared surprised at the announcement.“US$4 billion? No, I think that has to be a mistake. That is obviously an error, US$4 billion for an airport in Lethem. No disrespect to the community of Lethem, but I don’t think any responsible Government would spend US$4 billion on an airport in Lethem. It is probably $4 billion Guyana dollars, which is closer to US$20 million.Gaskin was asked by the host whether the headline and article, which appeared in sections of the State media, were being used to boost the coalition party’s chances at General and Regional Elections, constitutionally due by March 19.“The Chronicle is an organ of the State media and it reports on whatever the Government does. That’s just one of the many headlines that would have appeared in the Chronicles over the years.”“I don’t know that The Chronicle is part of the campaign, but as a member of the Government, we’re always promoting what we do,” the Minister added.Since the passage of a no-confidence vote against the Government in December 2018 which should have triggered the resignation of Cabinet and the calling of early General and Regional Elections, Ministers have ramped up their outreaches to various communities.It was during one such outreach to Lethem that Patterson reportedly announced the construction of the airport, as well as upgrades to the existing Linden-Lethem road and a 1.5-megawatt solar farm.The announcement of such a large-scale capital project was reported in Caribbean news outlets. Local political analysts and commentators have also taken note of the frequent travel of Government Ministers to various parts of the country, including the hinterland region.Outspoken attorney and chartered accountant, Christopher Ram told Guyana Times on Monday that it is clear that the current Administration is utilising State resources to fund their political campaign.“That is a misuse of public State funds and there is a law on campaign financing – the Representation of the People’s Act has provisions on it. The Government is abusing the law and State resources,” he added.In Chapter 1:03 Part XIII of the Act titled “Election Expenses”, a limit is placed on personal campaign expenses to GY$25,000 per candidate and a maximum sum of GY$50,000 multiplied by a maximum number of 53 from a total number of 65 candidates for each contesting political party. The Guyana exchange rate in 1990 was GY$45: US$1. It is presently GY$200: US$1.And according to Section 120 (1) of the amended Act, following elections, political parties’ election agents have 35 days in which to submit financial returns to the Chief Elections Officer, disclosing on behalf of candidates and their parties, all payments made by the party’s election agent, amounts of personal expenses paid by each candidate, all disputed and unpaid claims, all monies, securities, and those received for the conduct of the elections, the names of donors and contributors, among others.However, since the enactment of these regulations (Act 24 of 1990) they have neither been observed by contesting political parties nor enforced by the Chief Elections Officer. Ram said, therefore, this could lead to social, political and economic instabilities in society.
The three-time holders will play AC Milan who battled past Lazio 5-4 on penalties in the Stadio Olympico after their semi-final remained goalless after extra time.Nikola Kalinic almost scored the winner after 117 minutes but sent the ball over the bar when alone in front of goal, sending the game to penalties.AC Milan could thank the saves of teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for a spot in the final in Rome on May 9 with centre-back Alessio Romagnoli scoring the winning penalty.“It was a night of suffering. This is a very young team, we must get them back to being the team that made the fans dream,” said Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso.The win extends Gattuso’s unbeaten streak with AC Milan to 13 games, with six straight wins.But the former AC Milan midfielder insisted there was too much talk about him and how he has turned around the team.“I’m not a tactical guru. I’m just a lucky guy.”Five-time winners Milan last won the Cup in 2003, with their last final in 2016.Earlier Juventus took on Atalanta, whose Serie A game Sunday was snowed off, with light snowfall still in the Allianz Stadium.“Compliments to the lads for what they did tonight and are doing this season,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.– ‘Not an obsession’ –It will be a record 18th final for Juventus with Allegri’s side bidding for a 13th Cup in total.“We will play in a historical stadium, but it must not become an obsession,” continued the Juventus coach of their bid for a record fourth Cup crown.“In the first half we had difficulty closing them down, after the break Douglas Costa started playing in a centre-forward role and that broke the game open.”Higuain missed out as he recovers from a sprained ankle.Atalanta had come out firing with Alejandro Gomez sending over the bar with Gianluigi Buffon tested as he latched on to Josip Ilicic’s deflected cross pushing over the top.Gomez thought he had scored the equaliser for Atalanta after the break with Buffon off the line, lobbing the Juventus captain, only for the ball to bounce off the outside off the post.The breakthrough came when Juventus were awarded a penalty when Matuidi went down under pressure from defender Gianluca Mancini, with Pjanic slotting in to the fury of Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini.“That penalty was non-existent,” blasted Gasperini as his side missed out on their bid for just a second Cup title after 1963.AC Milan and Lazio battled for 220 minutes in total between the San Siro and the Stadio Olympico in a tie between two ambitious sides who have rediscovered their form in Serie A and the Europa League.Lazio threatened early with AC Milan staying in the game thanks to Donnarumma who tipped over a Ciro Immobile shot within the first five minutes and then denied Sergej Milinkovic-Savic with his legs.Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha also did well to clear off Suso after a quarter-of-an hour, but almost created an own goal by badly clearing Hakan Calhanoglu freekick.Both sides had their chances in the second half with Milinkovic-Savic again missing in the final minute.After their gruelling match both sides face tough weekends in Serie A with Lazio hosting Juventus and AC Milan a derby against city rivals Inter Milan.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Let’s talk: Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah jokes with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on Wednesday © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOTURIN, Italy, Mar 1 – Holders Juventus booked their ticket to the Italian Cup final for the fourth year in a row to set up a meeting with AC Milan after a 1-0 win over Atalanta in a semi-final second leg tie played in the snow in Turin on Wednesday.The first leg ended 1-0 in Bergamo thanks to an early Gonzalo Higuain goal, and Juventus also won the second when Miralem Pjanic slotted in a 75th-minute penalty awarded after Blaise Matuidi was fouled in the box.
St. Columba’s Parish TermonFr. Patrick Mc Hugh PPPhone/Fax 074-9139016 Emergency Mobile number 086-2831800Fr. Michael Mc Keever, Churchill at 074-9137057 or daytime at 074-9121208Parish website: www.gartantermon.net or www.raphoeparishes.com/termon.htmSaturday 17th & Sunday 18th of March 2012 4th Sunday of LentWeekday Masses & Announced Mass Intentions Sat 17th March7.00pmCatherine Murray RIPSun 18th March 9.00am &11.00amMissa Pro Populo Patrick Toland Strabane RIPMon 19th March9.30am Madge Friel Drumdeevin RIPTues 20th March 7.00pmMass with the celebration of first Confession Wed 21st March 9.30amAnton & Anne Gallagher and Deceased members of the Gallagher Family Tirhillion Thur 22nd Mar’ 7.00pmCelia Stanton RIPFri 23rd March9.30amJohn Gallagher Stragraddy RIPSat 24th March 10.00am7.00 pmPrivate IntentionCharlie & Katie Friel RIPSun 25th March9.00am11.00amMissa Pro Populo John Lynagh Loughascarry RIPThe Loop Hearing Aid system is currently available for all Ceremonies in this Church The 9.00am Mass every Sunday is offered for the intentions of the people of the parish Confessions are available after Mass on Sat evening & on the First Friday of every Month. Divine Mercy after 10.00am Mass every Saturday except the first Saturday of the Month. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 22nd March after Mass concluding with the Rosary and the blessing of the people at 9.30pm. Raphoe Diocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes 22nd – 27th May Details of this years Pilgrimage to Lourdes is on the church notice board the cost is €685 per person sharing plus €25 for the bus fare to and from Belfast International Airport. For more information or to book a place on the Pilgrimage contact Brenda on 074 9125090.First Confessions –for Scoil Colmcille Termon on Thursday March 20th @ 7.00pm Mass First Holy Communion –Scoil Colmcille, Termon on Saturday May 5thGraveyard Mass – Termon on July 8th Confirmation- March 29th 6.00pmIncome, Building Fund and & Weekend Collection €1433. Expenditure €1735. Collectors for the Month of MarchSaturday Vigil Mass 7.00pmPaddy Mc LaughlinSun 9.00am MassDanny Kelly Currin & Jamie Gallagher CurrinSunday 11.00am MassC. Gallagher Burn rd & Patrick Gallagher L’ascarry Your help is appreciated!!Healing Mass with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be on Thurs’ April 26th @7pmStations of the Cross and Benediction on this Sunday evening at 7.00pm. We pray this evening for the renewal of the Church in IrelandCongratulations to the young people from the Parish who will be receiving their Pope John Paul II Awards on Wednesday night @7.00pm in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey Choir Practice for Easter will take place after Mass & the Rosary on Monday 2nd April @7.45 Collectors for the Parish: Over the next few weeks you will be approached by members of the Parish Council to see if you are willing to act as an Offertory Collector in St. Columba’s Church. Existing Collectors will be approached as well to see if they are willing to continue to collect. General Knowledge Table Quiz will take place in Arena 7, Letterkenny on Wednesday 21st March at 9.30pm in aid of ACT, a charity that supports the needs of terminally ill children in Donegal and Leratong Hospice in South Africa. Teams of 4, no entry fee, donations if desired. Please come along to support this very worthy cause.Notices from An Craoibhín :Silver Circle March Draw-1st Patrick Hilferty – €240.00. 2nd Denis & Denise Sheridan – €120.00. 3rd Joanne Harley – €60.00. Thank you for your continued support.Termon community Clean up Day: Meet at Craoibhín on Saturday 31st March at 9.30am. Contact Anne Louis on 087-6698109 for further details Course for engaged couples: “What every couple should know before they get married”. The course will provide a wide variety of topics to help them to understand each other better and improve their communication skills. The course will be held in Kilmacrennan in The Old Primary School on the 21st of April 2012. If you have any questions or wish to register ring Magdalena 087 94 99 741. Cost 50 euro per couple.’LOCAL NEWS: BULLETIN OF ST COLUMBA’S PARISH, TERMON was last modified: March 17th, 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)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: BULLETIN OF ST COLUMBA’S PARISHTermon