Ronaldo hat-trick puts Real in Champions League semis


first_imgMADRID (AP): With a hat-trick that made him the first player to score 100 Champions League goals, Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich after extra time yesterday and put the defending champions back in the semi-finals. Ronaldo scored once in regulation and twice in extra time, while Marco Asensio also netted late for Madrid, which advanced 6-3 on aggregate after a 2-1 first leg win in Germany. “In the big moments, Ronaldo always comes through,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “He scored five times in these two games, what else can I say?” Ronaldo had scored both goals for Madrid in the first leg, when he became the first player to reach 100 goals in European club competition. Bayern played a man down from the 84th minute after Arturo Vidal picked up his second yellow card of the night for a foul on Asensio. ISSUES WITH REFEREEING “We deserved more,” said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti, who complained about the refereeing. “The calls made by the referee hurt us a lot. The second yellow for Arturo should not have been a card, and Ronaldo had two goals when he was offside.” Ronaldo appeared to be in front of the defenders, and just offside, for his first goal in extra time. Vidal appeared to mainly get the ball in his challenge on Asensio, although he could have received a second yellow earlier for a foul on Casemiro.last_img read more

Essequibo Regional Cooperative Union headquarters opened


first_imgThe Essequibo/Pomeroon Regional Cooperative Union Limited (E/PRCUL) was handed the keys to their new headquarters.The building, located in Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) comes after a conflict that ensued for a number of years between the E/PRCUL and Ganesh and Poonwattie Jaigobin over encroachment of land and property belonging to the Union. The parties however came to a resolution through dialogue on April 23, 2017, which led to the identification of alternative land and agreement of the Jaigobins to purchase, prepare, then construct the new Co-op Union building. Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott who has responsibilities for cooperatives, noted the ceremony as a symbolic rebirth.The now opened E/PRCUL headquartersMeanwhile, Minister of State Joseph Harmon highlighted that cooperatives are the main elements of Guyana’s quest for social cohesion and they instil greater social responsibility.“I am also convinced that cooperatives as are key elements in our quest for true social cohesion in our society. It will also instil in our people a higher sense of social responsibility especially with regard to care and use of public property,” Minister Harmon is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.He added it is his view that the cooperative movement can contribute meaningfully to the Government’s pursuit of the Green State Development strategy. Harmon noted that this will propel Guyana onto a path of sustainable and accelerated development through the establishment of a green economy and state which would provide the good life for all.last_img read more