A Downing Street spokesperson said:“The Prime Minister and the President of Colombia, Iván Duque, spoke this afternoon following his inauguration this week.“The Prime Minister congratulated President Duque on his election victory.“They agreed the UK and Colombia were old friends who have grown even closer over the last two decades. They agreed that they had much to look forward to continuing to work together on, including security, trade, economic development and tackling climate change.They agreed that there were many opportunities to develop future trade and in particular to strengthen ties in areas such as infrastructure, culture and the creative industries.“They agreed co-operation on security issues such as countering drug trafficking. The Prime Minister said she was pleased to see development on a sustainable peace process in Colombia and that she hoped to see that continue. She also thanked President Duque for Colombia’s support in strengthening the ability of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to attribute responsibility for chemical weapons attacks.“They ended the call by looking forward to meeting in person and to developing their working relationship further.”
We have 2 of the top rated soccer teams in the state of Indiana right here in WRBI Country. The Oldenburg Boys were rated #1 in the small school division in the state at the time of this writing. Coach Ken Getz has had a great program at Oldenburg since he took over as coach almost 10 years ago. They have made runs deep in the state tourney in the past and seem to have a team that can do the same this year.The Batesville Girls under Coach Kyle Laker were undefeated going into this week. They were just off a big win over #2 Cathedral 1-0. The Batesville Girls, even though they graduated a lot of seniors last year when they made a run last for the state title, are poised to do the same thing again this year. They are rated #4 in 2A.It will not be easy because also doing very well in this area are teams like Lawrenceburg, East Central, and South Dearborn. Good luck to all local soccer programs as they prepare for the state tourney.
RelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Koeman hints at different approach from Barca after friendly win Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati continued his explosive start to life in the first team by scoring and providing an assist as the La Liga champions thrashed Valencia 5-2 on Saturday. Goals from Fati, Frenkie de Jong, Gerard Pique and two from Luis Suarez gave Barca their second win of the season. Kevin Gameiro and Maxi Gomez scored for Valencia, who suffered their biggest defeat in over three years in coach Albert Celades’ first game. The victory took Barca on to seven points after four games, while Valencia have four. Fati, who became Barca’s youngest ever goalscorer two weeks ago by netting at Osasuna, struck his first goal at the Camp Nou to give Barca the lead with less than two minutes on the clock by smashing a pass from De Jong into the net. The goal had the injured Lionel Messi grinning in admiration as he watched on from the stands but the teenager had fans on their feet again five minutes later as he dashed into the area and teed up De Jong to score his first goal for the club. Valencia were playing their first game since owner Peter Lim took the surprise decision to sack Marcelino, the coach who had secured Champions League football twice and also led the team to victory over Barca in last year’s Copa del Rey final. They pulled a goal back later in the half through Kevin Gameiro but Barca came flying back at them after the interval. Pique bundled the ball into the net in the 51st minute after Antoine Griezmann had hit the post while Luis Suarez netted twice after coming off the bench. Making his return after getting injured on the first day of the season, Suarez flummoxed Valencia goalkeeper and former team mate Jasper Cillessen with two thumping finishes, one which went in off the near post, the other settling in the near corner. Suarez was given a warm reception by Barca fans but it was nothing compared to the remarkable standing ovation they gave to Fati, who heard his name chanted by supporters when he came off to make way for the Uruguayan. “He (Fati) is delighting the fans and making them very excited,” said Sergio Busquets of the teenage sensation. “Every time a player like him bursts on to the scene he is compared to many players but we need to support him and let him continue to grow. “He still needs to be aware of where he is and how difficult it is to make it.” Maxi Gomez got a consolation goal in stoppage time for Valencia, who fell to their heaviest defeat since they were thumped 7-0 at the Camp Nou in 2016 when Gary Neville was in charge. “We cannot forget what has happened in the last few days and how traumatic it has been for some,” said beaten coach Celades, who is in his first role as a senior first team coach. “This scoreline hurts us a lot but we can only look forward and keep working and try to improve.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: Ansu FatiBarcelonaFrenkie De JongLuis SuarezValentia
THE US Embassy’s Staff inaugural open nine-hole ‘Better-Ball’ golf tournament turned out to be a massive session with amazing success.Daniel Bates and Troy Cadogan emerged the winning combination, with an excellent net score (Net 24 / Joint Handicap 13).Second belonged to Videsh Persaud & Imtiaz Subhan (25/12), while third went to Ziev & Guillermo Escarraga (29/11) and fourth Joe Lamaina & Maxim Mangra (29/12).In the skills portion of the match, Patanjilee ‘Pur’ Persaud, with a 300-yard drive, crushed the competition that included regular champions Richard Haniff and Max Persaud, to walk away with the trophy for Longest Drive.The best shot for Nearest the Pin came down to a matter of inches between playing partners Aleem Hussain and Sean Bundles, with the latter taking the trophy home.Solomon Bannister of the U.S. Embassy, a new member of the LGC, organised the event with club President Aleem Hussain and agreed that some of the proceeds would go to media practitioner Mia Ritchie, of NCN, whose home was recently destroyed by fire.Mia Ritchie, of NCN, whose home was recently destroyed by fire, collects a donation from Guillermo Escarraga, CEO of MACORPRitchie was on hand to receive the contribution from member Guillermo Escarraga, CEO of MACORP, and expressed her gratitude to all involved for reaching out to her in support.Escarraga noted that the social responsibility of the LGC is a task taken seriously and that the club would always seek to give back to those in need whenever possible.Bannister thanked his team from the U.S. Embassy for their great performance and camaraderie and promised them that the day’s events have clearly marked the LGC as aplace for great social events of the Embassy staff.Editor’s note: The Better-Ball format is a variation in golf, whereby two persons play as a team. Each player is given an opportunity to play a ball at each legitimate time of play, and the ball which was played better is accepted as the ball of play, the worse played ball is ignored.
There were tears and hearts were broken, but overall joy reigned when the Tigo Community Soccer challenge rolled into action in Dansoman.The premier intercommunity soccer contest drew the very best of players from Mataheko, Mallam, Zamarama Line, Dansoman Control, Dansoman Exhibition and Agege among other areas.The Datus School Complex field came alive when the players, neatly decked in their Tigo kits, sought to showcase the talked-about football prowess in the Dansoman area.Studded with former national team players and professionals, Agege, tipped by many as the favourites, were pipped by Zamarama Line in the dying minutes of the finals to win the title.Agege played champagne football throughout the tournament but for their goalkeeper’s failure to deal completely with a last minute shot, they looked like the top contenders for the title.The underdog Zamarama Line side bided their time, withstood countless Agege onslaughts and stung them late in the second half. They won for themselves the prestigious title of Tigo Community Soccer champions for Dansoman, a trophy, gold medals, souvenirs and cash reward of GH₵ 500 cedis.Agege’s sorrows were soothed with a cash reward of GH₵ 300 cedis, silver medals and Tigo souvenirs.SSNIT came in third after beating Mallam on penalties and received GH₵ 200 cedis for the effort.From the winning team, George Oscar was adjudged the best player of the competition and was awarded with a smartphone.The Tigo Community Soccer is the telecommunication giant’s attempt to rekindle inter community football rivalries whiles rewarding them for their loyalty.Fans were not left out of the celebration. They were given Tigo souvenirs and stood the chance to win more in the Azonto dance challenge and women’s penalty shootout.Dansoman was the second stop in the 16 community-long nationwide competition. The tour got off to a splendid start last week in Bukom where Mamprobi won the first trophy.Next, the train stops in Madina and will involve 16 teams from Bawalashie to Adenta.