Martinez: Results don’t tell story

first_img He added: “You look at the performances they have had since January, when they renewed the squad, and it’s not a squad that deserves to be where it is in the table. “I saw them against Fulham, and although they made big mistakes at the back that cost them goals, they created plenty of chances and are an extremely dangerous side. “I feel they were very unfortunate not to get anything out of the last two games against Fulham and Aston Villa because, on balance, they were the better side. We’re not going to become confused by their last two results. We know they are capable of winning games and we’ll be well aware of what can happen.” Wigan head back on the road with an enviable record of having won six and drawn two of their last nine away games in all competitions. Speaking to the Wigan Evening Post, Martinez added: “We can’t afford to be worrying about QPR – all we can do is worry about ourselves. “We don’t have enough points on the board and we are in a relegation battle ourselves. “We have played most of our best football away from home this season and we need to make sure we continue at that level.” The Latics head to Loftus Road on Sunday for a true relegation six-pointer at the foot of the Barclays Premier League. Whilst Wigan are only out of the bottom three on goal difference to Aston Villa, Harry Redknapp’s Rangers are currently staring the drop in the face as they are seven points adrift of safety. But after back-to-back 3-2 defeats at Villa and Fulham for QPR, Martinez is refusing to be lulled into a false sense of security, and he said: “People are talking about the results QPR have had and the points they have and I don’t feel it gives a true representation.” Press Associationcenter_img Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has urged his players not to become “confused” by the plight of relegation rivals QPR.last_img read more

Liverpool hockey goes 0-2; C-NS tops Auburn

first_img Tags: C-NSice hockeyliverpool Recent events at Lysander Ice Arena have meant that Liverpool must play on the same rink as Baldwinsville, unlike seasons past where they had home games on two different rinks at the facility.Also, they would go head-to-head, doing so last Tuesday night in a game where the Warriors were unable to produce much against a stingy Bees defense in a 4-1 defeat.They had seen each other Dec. 6 and 7 during the Bobby Conklin Tournament, where Liverpool endured two long, hard-fought games that went to shootouts, losing to Syracuse but then defeating Fulton. Goals by Corbin Melie in the first two periods had Clinton in front 2-0, and despite Matt Gagnon taking a pass from Connor Boland and finding the net in the third period, Liverpool could not catch up.Melie tacked on a third goal to complete his hat trick. Otherwise, Gavin Buza, in the net to give Welch a breather, made 47 saves to keep the game close most of the way.On that same Friday night, Cicero-North Syracuse looked to break a three-game skid against Auburn – and did so, edging past the Maroons 3-2 at the Twin Rinks.Holden Sarosy’s pair of goals, along with a goal from Tyler Murray, proved enough for the Northstars, Carter Wisely and Devin Kellogg getting assists. Kaii Van Iuven made 19 saves.And now C-NS would get set to challenge Liverpool on Friday night, this after the Warriors hosted Fulton Tuesday and the Northstars went to Shove Park Wednesday to face West Genesee.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Here, the Warriors were kept off the board until the second period, when Marco Palumbo scored off a feed from Xavier Springer.Yet that could not keep B’ville from grabbing a 3-1 advantage. James Welch did all he could, recording 37 saves, but the Bees won as Matt Speelman had two goals and one assist, with Luke Hoskin adding a goal and two assists.It was Liverpool’s first regulation defeat of the season, and it looked to bounce back Friday at Clinton, but could not do so as that other group of Warriors prevailed 3-1.last_img read more

“Disaster risk management is everybody’s business” – Harmon tells regional heads

first_imgMinister of State Joseph Harmon, who holds responsibility for the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), on Thursday said the responsibility of disaster risk management and response rests not only with Central Government but rather, it requires a concerted effort from every member of society.The Minister was at the time delivering the feature address at the opening of the first Annual Regional Disaster Risk Management (RDRM) Conference for Regional Chairmen and Regional Executive Officers from the 10 administrative regions at Cara Lodge, Georgetown. He noted that Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) are a very important layer in the governance system of the country and particularly in disaster risk management and response, since it is the first responder to theRegional chairpersons and REOs at the Regional Disaster Risk Management Conference held at Cara Lodge, Georgetownneeds of the citizens in their respective regions.The Minister is quoted by the Ministry of the Presidency as saying that Guyana has been experiencing the effects of climate change since the massive floods of 2005 which left many communities across the country inundated. Since then, Guyana has experienced several disastrous situations as a result of climate change and global warming. These disasters, he said, severely affected the livelihoods of many villages and the overall economic and infrastructural landscape of the respective regions. Disaster risk management and response planning must therefore become a concern of every stakeholder.Harmon then noted that the Conference will become an annual feature that will see all regions coming together and planning for the year as there is requirement for this system all across the country.Director General (Ag) of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig in his remarks to the gathering said this year’s Conference was held with the aim of examining the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in the Regional Disaster Risk Management System, which the Commission has already rolled out in eight of the 10 regions. Additionally, he noted that the work of the regions as it relates to disaster management in 2018 has been reviewed while plans for 2019 are being finalised.To date, the CDC has produced 24 community disaster risk management plans, five municipality plans, six disaster risk assessments and a risk assessment for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). It has also finalised and handed over eight regional multi-hazard preparedness and response plans to eight regions. The Commission hopes to complete Region Four and Region Eight’s (Potaro-Siparuni) regional multi-hazard preparedness and response plans by the end of 2019, thereby equipping all of the regions to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters.last_img read more