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Armchair fans can now start counting down the days to the return of sport

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Please contact the form owner to correct this issue.Please check the field: Support the George cross for the NHS campaign Cancel Previous← Next→ Name* Email* 7ARMCHAIR  fans can start counting down the days to the return of sport with the Government considering the green light for a big comeback.It is just the boost the nation needs after weeks of lockdown with only the monumental fund-raising efforts of Captain Tom Moore to cheer.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates7 In an ideal world, easing restrictions early next month could mean the Premier League being able to resume behind closed doors on May 30Credit: PA:Press Association7 Sporting events would need to be televised and take place behind closed doorsCredit: Getty Images – GettySky and the BBC have done their best to keep us entertained with re-runs of classic sporting occasions — but there is nothing to compare with live match action.The thought that we could be just weeks away from welcoming back sporting icons — such as Harry Kane, Ben Stokes, Owen Farrell, Dina Asher-Smith and Rory McIlroy — will be a huge lift to millions.Let’s just hope the Government’s admirable ambition can be matched by reality.There are a lot of hurdles to be cleared before the nation’s finest sportsmen and women can safely return to action.No risks can be taken nor corners cut when we are dealing with a deadly infection that has already claimed close to 20,000 British lives.7Join our George Cross campaign for NHS staffWe are urging Sun readers to sign a petition calling for our NHS staff to be awarded the George Cross.We are backing a proposal by Lord Ashcroft to honour our health heroes with the gallantry gong given for acts of bravery that did not take place in battle.A No10 spokesman said: “The NHS is doing a fantastic job and the nation will want to find a way to say thank you when we have defeated this virus.” SAS hero Andy McNab added: “The award of a George Cross would show an emotional appreciation.”We are asking our readers to please sign the petition below. But if anything can encourage the public to stay safely at home, it’s the thought of stretching out on the sofa to watch Manchester City v Liverpool or England’s cricketers against the Aussies.If all goes to plan and the coronavirus pandemic starts to ease, the UK will ­cautiously start to emerge from isolation on May 7.That would allow our footballers, cricketers, rugby players and athletes to return to full-time training after six weeks of treadmills and exercise bikes.In an ideal world, it would mean the Premier League being able to resume behind closed doors on May 30.In the meantime, all eyes will be on Germany, where the first major football league plans to start again on May 9.But if anything should go wrong in the Bundesliga, and even one player goes down with the virus, it would be a massive setback for everyone.Let’s hope that does not come to pass.Britain needs our sporting heroes like never before.7 Welcoming back sporting icons — such as Harry Kane, above, Ben Stokes, Owen Farrell, Dina Asher-Smith and Rory McIlroy — will be a huge lift to millions of BritsCredit: PA:Press Association7 Live sporting events could soon return to the UK’s TV screensCredit: Alamy7MOST READ IN COMMENTCommentDAMIEN LANE5p piece was most prized possession of Irishman in 1980s Germany – here’s whyCOMMENTOliver CallanHas opposition held Government to account for its knee-jerk Covid reactions?Commentmark mayPublic debate about Daniel Kinahan’s role in sport should be watershed momentCommentALLY ROSSCelebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins was the saving grace of lockdownCommentRODERIC O’GORMANWe can emerge from crisis with economy focus AND tackle climate changeCommentOLIVER CALLANMarriage equality has improved so many of our lives – 5yrs after referendumCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.NBA ‘to launch video game league among players to be broadcast on ESPN’ amid coronavirus sport shutdown   First Name* Confirm Enter your save and resume password GOT a story? 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Sources: Salah considering retiring from national team

first_imgThe banquet Friday night was held at Kadyrov’s presidential palace in Grozny, and the Chechen leader posed with Salah for pictures while pinning a medal on his chest.“It is a deserved honor,” Kadyrov wrote on Russian social media, adding that Salah’s presence had driven “unprecedented interest in football.” Kadyrov said he wants Egypt to return to Chechnya after the World Cup for a friendly against local club Akhmat Grozny, which is named after Kadyrov’s assassinated father.A video clip of the ceremony showed Kadyrov seated at a table flanked by Salah and Hany Abo Rida, chairman of Egypt’s football federation. Dancing troupes and singers performed for Kadyrov and his guests, with Salah grim-faced at times.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Painters grab top Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, left, speaks with goalkeeper Essam El Hadary during Egypt’s official training on the eve of the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena, in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Mohamed Salah told Egypt team officials and teammates that he is considering retiring from international play because he is angry about being used as a political symbol while the World Cup squad was based in Chechnya, two people close to the player told The Associated Press Sunday.Salah — the Muslim world’s most popular soccer player today — said he was particularly annoyed with a team banquet hosted by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who used the dinner to grant Salah “honorary citizenship,” according to the two people. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Egypt soccer federation spokesman Osama Ismail said that Salah has not complained to the federation. “Only what Salah writes on his Twitter account should be counted on.”Chechnya, a predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia, was devastated by wars between separatists and Russian forces. Kadyrov, a former rebel who switched his loyalties to Moscow, faces accusations of gross human rights violations, including abductions and killings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSalah, who also took part in a photo opportunity with Kadyrov, has been criticized by the British media for allowing the Chechen leader to use him to improve the government’s international image.Salah had not responded publicly to the criticism while the team was based in Grozny, the Chechen capital. Salah’s meetings with Kadyrov carry the potential to hurt his popularity in Europe, where he has been something of an ambassador for moderate Islam. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding News of Salah’s disapproval of Kadyrov’s actions leaked out just after the Egyptian squad left Grozny. The team is now in Volgograd for Monday’s game against Saudi Arabia which, like Egypt, has also been eliminated.Salah will now turn his attention back to his club play. Last season, Salah led Liverpool to the Champions League final and was named player of the year in the Premier League after scoring 44 goals in all competitions.If Salah were to quit the Pharaohs, it would be a major embarrassment to the federation and the government, which decided to base the team in Grozny. A populace that sees Salah as a hero would likely be furious, with the blame going to a government facing growing popular discontent over its decision to hike the price of fuel, drinking water and electricity.Egypt coach Hector Cuper, was cagey when asked Sunday about Kadyrov’s use of Salah to make political gains. He said FIFA listed Grozny as one of the cities that could be used as a World Cup training base.Human Rights Watch and other groups unsuccessfully tried to persuade FIFA to drop Grozny from the list of possible team bases.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Stricter penalties for drunken crew members

first_imgCivil Aviation BillDirector General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), retired Lieutenant Colonel Egbert Field disclosed that measures are being put in place to impose penalties on intoxicated crew members on air services.He noted that the perpetrators would be fined and penalised if they are found operating under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating substances.These provisions fall under the revised Civil Aviation Bill which is before a parliamentary committee that should finalise changes by the end of this month. Field related that people found trespassing on runways while an aircraft is inGCAA Director General Edger Fieldsoperation would be fined.“These are new items included in the Bill which seek to address care of aerodromes in the interior. There are a number of items in the Bill that will make things clearer than the last Civil Aviation Act. The last Act was implemented when we were just being formed into an authority so many things were not included. Over the years, we have seen changes in aviation thus, this Civil Aviation Bill will include all those items drawing on our experience,” Field told State media.According to the report, stakeholders in the aviation industry and GCAA’s staff were instructed to present regulations to the Director General who will peruse them before presenting them to the subject minister by July 15.“Regulations are difficult to put together when it comes to the aviation industry,Ogle Airportespecially one unique as Guyana. Because we derive or formulate our regulations from what the ICAO [International Civil Aviation Industry Organisation] puts out in its annexes. But those are really international regulations. We have to retool the regulations and annexes into ours to accommodate the size and operation we are doing in our domestic industry,” he said.last_img read more

Albouystown man on trial for killing minibus driver

first_imgTerry Cromwell of King Edward Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, on Wednesday appeared at the Demerara High Court before Justice Navindra Singh and an empanelled 12-member mixed jury for the commencement of the trial into the shooting death of a Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) minibus driver in March on 2016.Dead: Elvin LorrimerMurder Accused:Terry CromwellThe 26-year-old accused faced the indictment, which stated that between March 21 and 22, 2016, in the vicinity of the Linden minibus park, he murdered Elvin Lorrimer. To this charge he pleaded not guilty. In this trial, the State’s case is being led by Prosecutors Abigail Gibbs in association with Teriq Mohammed and Tuanna Hardy.Among the witnesses that took the stand on Wednesday to give evidence were Judah Lorrimer, son of the deceased; Police Constable Richard Randy; and Kelvis Thomas, crime scene photographer.Lorrimer Jnr in his testimony told the court that on the day in question, he received two phone calls, one of which alerted him of the incident involving his father. The court further heard that as a result of same, the younger Lorrimer informed his family and they visited the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) but were however unable to see the elder Lorrimer.Meanwhile, under cross-examination, the witness admitted that he was aware that his father was experiencing “money problems” with another male, as this matter also reached the courts.Police Constable Richard Randy related to the court that around 18:00h on March 22, 2016, he received a phone call and as a result of same he visited the GPHC Mortuary where the family of the deceased had identified his body. The court was informed that a post-mortem examination (PME) was conducted on the dead man’s body in the presence of Constable Randy, who stated that PME results revealed that the elder Lorrimer died as a result of multiple gun shots wounds.On the other hand, the crime scene photographer during his testimony disclosed that after receiving a phone call on March 21, 2016, he visited the scene of a suspected shooting. During the said visit, he took pictures of the area which were used as exhibits in the trial.According to reports, the elder Lorrimer was standing on the roadway at the Linden minibus park on Hadfield Street, Georgetown, around 21:00h, when two men rode up on a CG motorcycle, one of whom discharged rounds at him before riding away.Lorrimer was hit to his chest and left foot, and was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.Cromwell was arrested after an eyewitness positively identified him as being one of the men on the motorcycle on the night in question. It is unclear whether the rider of the bike, who was held for assisting Cromwell in escaping, is still in custody and whether he would also face charges.last_img read more

Court denies Balwant Singh Hospital’s Injunction against “Melly Mel”

first_imgThe High Court on Wednesday threw out a request by the Balwant Singh’s Hospital to prevent Women’s Rights and Social Activist, Melissa Atwell also known as “Melly Mel” from sharing horror stories of pregnant women who were patients at the private institution.Women’s rights and social activist Melissa AtwellIn addition, Justice Fidela Corbin also disallowed the Hospital’s request for the experiences shared by the activist be removed.These were denied by the Judge on the grounds that the private medical institution failed to prove whether or not the stories shared on the social media platform were factual.Atwell had a $100 million law suit filed against her for tarnishing the Hospital’s reputation via social media posts.The applicants (Balwant Singh Hospital) through their lawyer, Devindra Kissoon made an application of injunction to the High Court against the Activist who is being represented by attorneys Sanjeev Datadin, Ganesh Hira, Donavon Rangiah and Anessa Chow.The matter came up for hearing on Tuesday for the first time in the High Court.The private health institution is suing for; libel damages for no less than $5 million; special damages for no less than $100,000 and aggravated and exemplary damages for no less than $5 million, all to be determined at a trial.Atwell, has maintained her innocence, in addition, with promising to take actions against the applicant and the Guyana Police Force, for her wrongful detainment and harassment as she claims that posts made on her Facebook page can be proven, and her personal computer is still in police custody.Based on the hospital’s claims, Atwell was questioned extensively about her social activism and locked up for over 12-hours without charges.Atwell was placed on $200,000 station bail.last_img read more

INTERPOL trains local Police on TIP

first_imgFollowing a needs assessment highlighting the need for training of officials involved in the fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP), a series of training courses were held for local law enforcement officers.Presenters and participants in the TIP Training Course for investigators from the Force’s CID Major Crimes UnitThese courses were organised by INTERPOL, the international police organisation, which is currently in the Training Phase of its Project to combat Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling in the Caribbean. A number of Caribbean Governments have since partnered with the agency with the aim of improving the Region’s institutional capacity to combat TIP. In this regard, needs assessments, along with other corresponding activities, were undertaken in various countries across the Region. As it relates to Guyana, the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons welcomed INTERPOL to Guyana for the TIP Needs Assessment back in April. This was followed by several training courses. In September, Superintendent E Wray and Inspector P Harris of the Police Force’s Immigration Department, and Woman Sergeant Castello, Corporal Pitama and Woman Constable McBean of the Force’s Criminal Investigations Department’s (CID) Major Crimes Unit attended a TIP “Victim Identification, Referral and Assistance Training” in Trinidad and Tobago.That training course targeted law enforcement agencies that work with victims of TIP in their daily operations. Trainers sought to equip participating officers with enhanced skills in effectively detecting potential victims and responding to cases of TIP.Also in September, Assistant Superintendent Vishnu Hunte, Woman Inspector A Solomon and Corporal Deniro Jones – all Prosecutors with the Police Force – attended a training course titled “Human Trafficking Training for Legal Authorities” also held in Trinidad and Tobago. This course targeted judicial authorities engaged in the prosecution of human trafficking cases with the aim of facilitating an increase in the capacity to successfully prosecute these types of cases in the Caribbean. These courses would be followed by two more regional workshops – “Investigative Skills Training for Human Trafficking Investigations” Parts I and II scheduled for October and November. Moreover, stemming from the “Victim Identification, Referral and Assistance Training”, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine had organised a local two-day training course for 13 officers from the CID’s Major Crimes Unit, which was held in September at the Guyana Police Force Officers’ Training Centre, Camp and Young Streets. During this course, presentations were delivered by the officers who benefited from the INTERPOL training along with representatives of the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons, including Non-Governmental Organisations.last_img read more

Tottenham transfer news: Midfielder to sign on loan and more rumours

first_img Adrien Rabiot: PSG midfielder promised a loan – Rabiot continues to be linked with Spurs. According to French football correspondent, Jonathan Johnson, the teenager signed a long-term deal with PSG last year on the condition he be loaned to a club without the option to buy in order for him to play first team football. The 19-year-old’s contract expires in 2019. 6 Winston Reid: West Ham stopper to plug leaky defence? Now click the arrow above, right, to see the latest on other potential Tottenham signings… – Beginning the Spurs transfer window round up is rumoured Arsenal target Reid, whose contract expires in the summer. However, now it is said Tottenham are ready to match the player’s wage demands and will make room by offloading current centre-back Younes Kaboul. 6 Carlos Bacca: La Liga striker close to White Hart Lane move – Spurs are keeping an eye on West Brom’s Saido Berahino, who is also being tracked by Liverpool. Tottenham scouts, though, are also staying regularly updated on Bacca, the Sevilla striker with 10 goals in 17 La Liga games this season. Roberto Soldado could be used as a makeweight. 6 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino may have to get rid of some players before he can bring in the men he wants.This would be why Emmanuel Adebayor has been linked with a transfer to Italy, along with midfielder Paulinho.Aaron Lennon and Younes Kaboul are other players rumoured to be heading out of White Hart Lane.Here, talkSPORT rounds up the latest rumours surrounding Spurs. Click the arrow to see more and stay up to date with all Tottenham transfer rumours here. 6 Nicolas Gaitan: Benfica playmaker (top) to finally make the move away from Portugal? – Gaitan, Benfica’s no.10, has also been interesting Man United and Valencia and now the Argentine is being linked with Spurs. That’s the rumour in Portugal, though the 26-year-old attacker has been continously tipped to finally move away from Benfica since arriving in 2010. 6 James McCarthy: Everton ace to carry good form to Spurs? – Competition for Southampton’s France international Morgan Schneiderlin is hotting up, with both Arsenal and Man United said to be competitors and Everton midfielder James McCarthy has been targeted as a result. He has been a consistent performer since joining the Toffees in 2013 and could join in the summer if a loan move for the following materialises… 6 Danny Ings: Another option to help out up top – As well as Bacca and Berahino, Ings is another player linked with Tottenham in their search for a striker. However, despite his contract expiring in the summer, Burnley will not make it easy to lure the 22-year-old to London.last_img read more


first_imgO’BrienThe death has taken place in Dublin of John O’Brien, Meenalaught, Killygordon.His remains will are reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow morning (Thursday) at 10.15 for 11 o’clock requiem mass in St Patrick’s Church, Crossroads, followed by interment in the adjoining cemeteryFamily flowers only please – Family time from 11pm to 10amMcConnellThe death has taken place at his residence of Charles McConnell, 30 The Curragh, Killygordon. His removal from McCools Chapel of Rest, Donegal Street, with entrance from Navenney car park this evening (Wed) at 6 o clock going to his late residence.Funeral leaving his home on Friday morning at 1030am for 11 o clock requiem mass in St Patricks Church, Crossroads, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.Family flowers only please.Family time from 11pm – 10am.McCarron The death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Neil McCarron, Moneymore, Newtowncunningham.Removal from the hospice today at 2 o clock going to the residence of his nephew, Willie McCarron, Moneymore, Newtowncunningham.Funeral mass in All Saints Church, Newtowncunningham at 11 o clock on Friday followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Family flowers only please. Donations to the Donegal Hopsice c/o Charlie McClafferty Funeral Director, Churchill and Letterkenny. McBrideThe tragic death has occurred in Australia of Sean McBride, Rosheen, Burtonport.Removal strictly private from McGlynns funeral home and house private tonight (Wed) with wake commencing on tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 9am.Funeral mass on Friday at 12 noon in St Columbas Church, Acres followed by burial in Belcruit Cemetery.The house private from 10am on the morning of the funeral.McDaidThe death has occurred of home of Sadie McDaid, Ballintrieve, Drumfries.Funeral leaving her home on Friday going to St Marys Church, Cockhill for requiem mass at 11 o clock.Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers to the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny c/o any family memberOBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY was last modified: June 16th, 2011 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)last_img read more

American couple tie the knot at Fanad Lighthouse

first_imgAmerican newlyweds Lauren Cummings and Andres Villegas are officially the first couple to tie the knot at the scenic Fanad Lighthouse in northern Donegal.The bride and groom had been searching for somewhere special to celebrate their big day – and upon finding the Donegal beauty spot online, they knew it would be the perfect place.Lauren told RTÉ that they both love lighthouses, and thought what better day to come to Ireland than St. Patrick’s Day! The smitten couple said their vows surrounded by family and friends on the lighthouse’s grounds, before exchanging rings at the top of the lighthouse. The celebrant for the unique ceremony was Brian Barr.Pennsylvania native Andres said: “It’s humbling to be here, to see it in person, it’s breathtaking to see the lighthouse and the cliff and the warmth of the people.”Blushing bride Lauren, from Texas, told RTÉ’s Eileen Magnier that it was the perfect day.“My life is complete, I’ve got the lighthouse, I’ve got Andres, friends, and family here and I couldn’t have asked for a better day. Perfect – it’s what I imagined,” she smiled. American couple tie the knot at Fanad Lighthouse was last modified: March 19th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalfanad lighthouseweddinglast_img read more


first_imgTHE main route between north Donegal and Dublin has been closed after two men died in a road crash earlier.Gardai in Carrickmacross are investigating the two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N2 at Carrickmacross at approximately 11am this morning.A male in his 60’s and a male in his late 50’s who were the drivers and sole occupants of the cars were fatally injured when their cars collided. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The road is currently closed for an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to this collision to contact Carrickmacross Garda Station on 042 9690190, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. N2 CLOSED AFTER DOUBLE ROAD DEATH TRAGEDY was last modified: July 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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