Veterans who served in the Joint Services were on Friday honoured at the annual Veteran’s Luncheon held at Roraima Duke Lodge, Kingston. The initiative which aims to pay respect to those who served Guyana and spread Christmas cheer was held for the eighth time.During the event, the over 50 veterans sang songs, performed poems and shared stories with each other while enjoying the atmosphere.Eighty-seven-year-old Kingly Nelson speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI) said this is his second year at the event. Nelson, who served in both the Guyana Defence Force and the Guyana Police Force said it is commendable that those who served their country are recognised and celebrated.Veterans at the luncheon hosted in their honour3“I served in the World War II era even though I did not go overseas, I gave my whole heart to the public service and I stand here now reaping the rewards. God has been good to me that I have lived this long and enjoy those rewards. So, on behalf of the Guyana Legion, I want to wish everybody a happy Christmas,” Nelson shared.Veterans Welfare Officer and retired Staff Sergeant Beverly Somerset said this is one of the most exciting times of the year for the veterans since they look forward to the event. “Before the date is presented by Roraima, the veterans call sometimes two or three weeks before to find out when it will be held. Many of them are very excited to attend because they do not get out often due to their physical condition. So, especially at this time of the year, they are eager to come out and enjoy themselves,” Somerset stated.Captain Gerald Gouveia Jnr, who hosted the event, said the Roraima Group of Companies is honoured to share this festive season and give back to those who dedicated their lives and made a noble sacrifice for their country.The Veteran’s Luncheon has become an integral part of Christmas tradition at Roraima Airways. The veteran’s associations which participated in the Roraima Veterans Luncheon were the Guyana Veterans Legion and the Millicent Greaves Citizens Home.
Another search warrant was executed in late February and three other suspects were arrested.This time police seized 4.6 kg of marijuana, 1.7 kg of crystal meth, 709 g of crystal MDA, 324 g of crack cocaine, 2.5 kg of powder cocaine, 2.1 kg of fentanyl powder, 12.8 kg of fentanyl pills, 56 kg of cocaine cutting agent, three semi-automatic rifles, one prohibited magazine, two 9 mm sub-machine guns equipped with sound suppressors and with magazines, one 9 mm semi-automatic handgun with two magazines and ammunition, one .357 cal revolver, .62 mm semi-automatic handgun, and 6 boxes of various calibres of ammunition.Sgt. Houghton says more arrests are likely going to be made in the coming months.“The terminus of these drug operations, or where these drug cells get to, we believe is Dawson Creek and Fort St. John,” Sgt. Houghton goes on to say. “And we’ve been working very closely with the RCMP in those two communities.”Advertisement “Some of the vehicles associated to this group have been found in several northern communities and central communities – especially at the time of some known violence that’s occurred in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John recently,” says CFSEU-BC media relations officer Sgt. Lindsey Houghton.“Many of the players down here are seen quite frequently up there.”Sgt. Houghton says the result of this investigation led to the execution of several search warrants, the arrest of several people and the seizure of millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs.- Advertisement -The investigation into a group of people based in Chilliwack began in late August 2014, and a search warrant executed in November resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old and a 32-year-old.The search turned up 10 kg of cocaine, 28 kg of a cocaine cutting agent, a large cocaine press and a large amount of drug-related packaging material.Sgt. Houghton says the investigation continued to progress November 2014 – February 2015.Advertisement The total street value of all these drugs combined is estimated to be a little over $5.5 million.
0Shares0000PSG’s Brazilian star Neymar arrives to participate in the charity auction of the Neymar Jr. Institute, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 19, 2018 © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDASAO PAULO, Brazil, Jul 20 – Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.“I’m staying, I’m staying in Paris, I have a contract,” Neymar told reporters at an auction to raise money for his charitable foundation in Sao Paulo. Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive footballer last year after moving to PSG from Barcelona in a record 222 million euro deal, has repeatedly been linked to a move to Real Madrid.The European champions have issued a series of statements in recent weeks denying they have an interest in signing the 26-year-old striker.Speculation of a Neymar move to the Bernabeu has intensified in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s shock move to Juventus, a development that has left a vacancy at Madrid for an elite, superstar player.“In the face of the constant reports linking PSG’s Neymar Jr. to our club, Real Madrid C. F. wish to clarify that the club has no intention of making any offer for the player,” a Real Madrid statement said last week.“The two clubs enjoy an excellent relationship and, as such, if Real Madrid were at any stage to consider securing the services of a PSG player, they would approach the club in the first instance.”Although Neymar insisted Thursday he was staying in Paris, reports persisted that a move could be on the cards.British media reports said Thursday PSG were open to the possibility of selling Neymar.Madrid president Florentino Perez meanwhile said the club was determined to reinforce its squad following Ronaldo’s departure.“Real has a great squad that is going to be reinforced with magnificent players,” Perez said earlier this week.“We are aware of the level of demand of the team each season. We are Real Madrid and we always want more. We must reinforce the present and at the same time strengthen the future.”Real however have also been linked to a move for Chelsea’s Belgium World Cup star Eden Hazard, who indicated on Saturday he was keen to leave the London club.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City For more details, read tomorrow’s newspaper. SOUTH WHITTIER – Twelve years ago Bill Clinton was in his first term as president, the Internet was in its infancy, and the Orchard Dale Water District had its last contested election. Fast forward to Nov. 6 and incumbents Joe Kennedy and Clifford Lee, who were elected in 1995 as challengers , now are the incumbents themselves in a contested election. Yvette Stephenson-Rodriguez and Clifford Briggs this time around are trying to unseat the two incumbents on the issues of rates and water quality. But Kennedy and Lee say this is no time for a change. The hottest issue might be over the board’s decision in May to raise the monthly service charge on homeowners with a five-eighths-inch or three-quarter-inch meters from $10 to $15.05. It also raised its commodity charge from $1.50 per cubic foot of water used to $1.70 per cubic foot. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Thousands turned out for the Finn Valley Show yesterday which is enjoying a huge revival.The weather stayed mostly good as a huge variety of events and stalls provided a brilliant day for all who visited the show.Joe Boland from Northwest Newspix mingled with the crowd and in this special picture gallery, he captures the atmosphere on the day. Well done to event organisers for keeping the Finn Valley Show at the forefront of life in Donegal for many years and hopefully many more years to come. GREAT DAY AT THE ANNUAL FINN VALLEY SHOW – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: June 26th, 2016 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) Tags:donegalFinn Valley Showpictures
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals ”Now that I see how easy it is, I’ll do it more often,” Presley said. ”With gas prices today, we have to do all we can.” For the complete story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thousands throughout Southern California put down their car keys and strapped on their bike helmets for Bike to Work Day on Thursday. More than 3,000 bicyclists participated countywide, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Sarah Presley, 22, told herself she would ride her bike to work when she started as a police specialist with the Pasadena Police Department in January. But the convenience of hopping into her car and driving the mile-and-a-half was too tempting, until Thursday’s Bike to Work Day activities.
Congratulations to Mr. Mc Gowan’s second class in Woodland National School, and to pupils from Ms Doherty’s class at Little Angels special school in Letterkenny.Both schools came together to perform their fantastic Christmas musical, ‘Hosanna Rock’, to packed audiences at Woodland School this week. Children from both schools thoroughly enjoyed collaborating on the production, and are looking forward to working together again in the future.WOODLANDS NS AND LITTLE ANGELS SPECIAL SCHOOL MAKE CHRISTMAS ROCK – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 16th, 2014 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) Tags:donegalletterkennyLittle Angels Special SchoolWoodlands National School
An early first-half goal from Michael Murphy proved to be the crucial score as Glenswilly ousted Kilcar by the minimum in a thrilling Donegal SFC final. Glenswilly started the brighter and it was their inspirational full-forward Michael Murphy who started dictating the play early on.Murphy scored an early free and a monster 45 which settled Michael Canning’s side into this affair. Then that old combination of Neil Gallagher and Murphy did it again to unlock the Kilcar defence.A long direct ball inside from Gallagher found Murphy who shrugged off two Kilcar defenders to hammer the ball home.It was the perfect start from Glenswilly, but Kilcar juts like they did in the semi-final against Naomh Conaill responded well.Martin McHugh’s side got back to within two thanks to points from Paddy McBrearty and Andrew McClean. However, Glenswilly were always able to keep Kilcar at arms length and added on another few scores to lead by four at the break.The game was played in horrendously difficult conditions with some very heavy downpours throughout the match.Kilcar are a team full of quality and showed plenty of fighting spirit in the second-half, as they tried desperately to claw back the deficit.In truth, Kilcar with rue the amount of wide’s they kicked in the second-half, and those wide’s proved fatal in the end.Glenswilly have a team of seasoned campaigners and they used all their experience to get over the line, Kilcar got it back to a point when Mark Sweeney pointed, but it wasn’t enough. Glenswilly hung on to land their third Donegal SFC title in six years.Commiserations to Kilcar who played their part in a cracking match, but it’s Glenswilly who take the Dr Maguire back to Foxhall again.Final score: Glenswilly 1-10 Kilcar 0-12Murphy goal the difference as Glenswilly win Donegal SFC title was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)
The community of Cruit Island have vowed not to forget an Italian victim who was unfortunately killed during the Second World War after being the victim of internment. The incredible story of Ernesto Moruzzi, whose remains was washed up on Cloughglass in July, 1940 was retold on Cruit Island’s fantastic Facebook page.The full story is outlined below: The small poppy crosses stand in silence at Reilig Cill Bhride on Cruit Island today in memory of those seamen killed during the Second World War and whose remains found their way onto the shores around Cruit and Cloughlass in the summer of 1940.But what commemoration for the men who never asked or volunteered to be involved in the conflict but suffered the same fate as the soldiers and seamen washed up on the west coast of Ireland in 1940? Men like Ernesto Moruzzi.Moruzzi was a café/shop owner from Italy who had settled and made his home in Neath, Wales. Following Mussolini’s declaration of war on Britain in 1940, the British Government became terrified of the threat of Italian spies infiltrating British society and affecting the war effort. The Government decided to take direct and immediate action and commenced immediate arrest and internment of men from Italian, German or similar ethnic backgrounds who had not taken British citizenship. These arrests and internments were largely unjustified with many innocent men being rounded up purely because of their ethic origin/background. Moruzzi was one of those arrested and interned.While some of those interned were sent to the Isle of Man to work, some of the less unfortunate – such as Moruzzi – were put on board the doomed Arandora Star which was to sail from Liverpool docks to internment camps in Canada. The Arandora Star was built as an ocean liner and was converted into a cruise ship in 1929. But her final journey was certainly no cruise. Designed to carry around 500 passengers and crew, in late June 1940 the boat set sail from Liverpool for Canada’s east-coast with near 1500 people – including 734 interned Italian men, 479 interned German men, 86 German prisoners of war – on-board. Advertisement The Arandora Star looked like a troopship and had no Red Cross markings. It has been suggested that it is because of this absence of markings that at around 6.15am on 2 July 1940, around 100 miles northwest of Bloody Foreland, a torpedo was fired from the infamous Gunther Prien’s U-47. Apparently unaware that he was attacking his fellow countrymen and their Italian allies on board, the torpedo from Prien’s U-47 hit the Arandora Star and within half an hour the ship was making its way to the Atlantic sea-bed. 470 Italians and 243 Germans drowned, as did 37 guards.Ernesto Moruzzi’s body was found on 30 July 1940 at Cloughglass. He was accompanied only by a few personal belongings including a receipt for his yearly subscription to the Neath Constitutional Club, five religious medals and a small crucifix.Today Moruzzi’s grave lies at the back of the graveyard on Cruit Island. He has lain there for 75 years. Unlike the British seamen buried at the entrance to the graveyard, there are no fresh poppies or crosses on Ernesto’s grave today to commemorate his life. Let us not forget such men. Cruit Island community vows not to forget unfortunate victim of Second World War was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that the government didn’t commit a “cardinal sin” if it asked for reconsideration of a name suggested by the Supreme Court Collegium and advised political parties that “lost popular franchise” not to push “sponsored litigation” in court.Mr. Prasad’s reference was to the government’s decision to return the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as a Supreme Court judge and the Judge B.H. Loya case.In a reference to the unprecedented episode of four top judges of Supreme Court openly dissenting against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, the Law Minister said the judiciary had “foresight and statesmanship to settle differences within it and the political class to remain immune”.Subordinate judiciary Claiming that the government had done well to fill vacancies in higher judiciary, Mr. Prasad suggested a robust pan-India entrance test to allow talent infusion into subordinate judiciary as nearly 5,000 vacancies exist in subordinate judiciary.Reacting to charges of stalling appointments to the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts, the Law Minister said his office is not a “post office” which would only process recommendations of the Collegium on the appointment of judges.“I wish to make it very clear that the Law Minister or the Law Ministry is not a post office. This fact I would like to very gently highlight. Even in the Collegium system… created by the three judgments of 1993, 1998 and 1999, the right of the government has been acknowledged to seek a reconsideration and also to give inputs,” he said addressing an event. He said it isn’t correct to say that “we are committing a cardinal sin” by seeking a reconsideration.“In 2016, we appointed 126 HC judges, which was the highest number in the last 30 years. Since 1989, on average 79 to 82 judges were appointed (per annum). In 2016 alone, 126 judges to high courts were appointed and in 2017, 117 HC judges were appointed, and till now 30 HC judges have been appointed (this year),” he said.Without naming the Congress, he hit out at the party for using courts to settle political scores.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda with CWG medalists in Sonipat.In an embarrassing case of carelessness, two Commonwealth Games participants were handed over empty envelopes by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during a felicitation ceremony on Friday.Organised at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonepat, Hooda distributed cheques worth Rs 13.72 crore to various state players who represented the country at the Games.Athlete Jaideep Singh and swimmer Prashant were shocked when they opened their envelopes to find nothing inside. “I stood fourth in discuss throw at CWG. I was deeply hurt after opening the envelope. The government should not treat sports-persons like this,” Jaideep said.While Jaideep received the envelope himself at the event, Prashant’s reward, in his absence, was received by Haryana Paralympic Association general secretary Giriraj Singh.”Though Prashant and Jaideep had not won any medal in Commonwealth games, their names were included at the last minute in the participant category for a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh each,” Giriraj Singh told media-persons.Giriraj said that names of Prashant and Jaideep were missing from the list that was handed over by the Indian Olympic Association to the Haryana government and the matter was brought to the notice of the sports department by the state paralympic association. Though the department included their names at the last moment, they forgot to put the cheques inside. After realising the mistake, deputy director, awards branch of the sports department, Subhash Sharma assured that the cheques will be sent to the players within 10 days.advertisement
Doha: A creditable eight-place finish in the World Athletics Championships under her belt, India’s top javelin thrower Annu Rani has called for giving equal opportunities to women in sport as they can also perform and bring laurels to the country.Annu became the first Indian woman javelin thrower to qualify for the final round of the World Championships but in the end finished eighth here on Tuesday. She broke her own national record in the qualification round on Monday with a throw of 62.43m but failed short of the distance in the final as she could only produce a best of 61.12m from the eight attempts.”I got a lot of support and I want to thank them. I want to say that women should also be given equal opportunities (in sport) and people should believe in them. They can also perform very well and give very good results,” Annu, who belongs to Badal village near Meerut, said after her event.”This is my second World Championships and I am feeling good to reach the final and finish eighth. In the final, I could not do better than my qualification round performance but I am happy with the eight place finish. I will do better in future,” she added.The 27-year-old Annu had failed to qualify for the finals in the last edition in 2017 in London where she had come up with a best throw of 59.93m to finish 20th overall in the qualification round.Annu could have won a medal in the 2018 Asian Games but a disappointing best throw of 53.93m placed her in the sixth position in the final round and she said she needed help through counselling and motivational videos to come out of that difficult period in her career.”I was mentally down after the 2018 Asian Games. It took time to come back after that. I motivated myself and that is how I am here today,” she said.”Yeah, I needed (counselling kind of thing) to motivate myself, I watched motivational videos on youtube. The experience after the 2018 disappointment made me learn a lot of things, how struggles make you strong. Now I am feeling mentally strong.”She said she will need to further improve upon her technique and reign in her tendency to be aggressive during competitions.”I have strength but there are flaws in my technique and I am trying to improve on those. If I do that I will be able to achieve Olympic qualification mark which is 64m and I hope to do that. My ultimate aim is an Olympic medal.”There was improvement in my technique and it was going on very well during training. But during competitions, I become a bit aggressive and that is the problem. I have to curb this,” said Annu, who won a silver in the Asian Championships at this same venue in April.Asked what was his experience of the training stint in Europe before the World Championships, she said, “The training in Europe helped me a lot, especially the stint in Czech Republic where I got a lot of chance to compete with top throwers. The experience helped me. Training under Uwe Hohn also helped in learning a lot.”But I realised that in India, athletes have late starts while those of other countries begin very young. So we have to make improvements in techniques. annu raniDohaIAAF World Athletics ChampionshipsIndia First Published: October 2, 2019, 6:03 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
With all those stunning pictures Rowdy Rathore actress Sonakshi Sinha posts on social media, you can’t help but wonder how she does it, every freakin’ time! We caught up with the vivacious actress, who visited the Capital for the launch of American sportswear brand New Balance; from her guilty pleasure to her style–the actress had answers to all the questions we have always wanted to ask her.Also read: Stunner in Spain: Three looks of Sonakshi Sinha you’ll regret missingBe yourselfWhen it comes to choosing her attire, the prime factor for Sonakshi is comfort. “Comfort is very important for me. I always try to be comfortable because that helps me be myself. Wherever I’m going, whatever I’m doing, comfort is of utmost importance to me,” she said.Rock that bodAlso read: Insta beauty: Two minutes to snag Sonakshi Sinha’s winged eyeliner lookInsecurities about your body are commonplace, but that doesn’t mean you can’t let what’s good about yourself shine through. “Anybody, be it curvy or not, every girl has that part of her body she’s not comfortable about; it’s just human nature, rather, girl nature. So, adapt yourself to such a style that camouflages whatever you don’t like about yourself and focus on the things you like about yourself,” Sonakshi added.Curvy girl tipBeing the one curvy girl in Bollywood we can look up to for style cues, the actress said, “In terms of cuts and silhouettes, very structured things work well for me, like pencil skirts, structured shoulders. Being tall, I can carry off palazzos, and they are comfortable as well, so I like such styles.”advertisementAlso read: Beauties at work: Sonakshi, Parineeti and Kangana rock business casualsBeauty role modelLike most girls, Sonakshi’s fashion or beauty role model is her mother. “I think she’s so beautiful and at this age, to look the way she looks; she takes care of herself, her skin, and the way she does her makeup… I can just sit and watch her when she’s getting ready.” Totes adorbs, right? We have proof from Instagram too!Picture courtesy: Instagram/@aslisona Love thy makeup artistCrediting her makeup artist Nilesh Parmar for all the fabulous beauty looks she sports, Sonakshi said, “He’s been there with me since Dabangg and he can do my makeup in the dark. All my beauty looks are thanks to him.”And yes, if you want to know about her guilty pleasure, i.e. that one thing she’ll never say no to or the must-haves in every girl’s wardrobes, you need to watch our rapid fire with her:
Indian Arrows, on Friday, faced a 2-3 defeat to Neroca FC in an exciting contest in the Hero I-League at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. It was Boris Singh who drew first blood for the Indian Arrows in the 34th minute, which was also the 200th goal of the ongoing season. Felix Chidi, though, soon found the equaliser for Neroca FC.The second half saw the Arrows regaining their lead through Rohit Danu in the 62nd minute but Katsumi Yusa’s brilliant header in the 68th nullified the lead again. The Japanese star fired his second goal for Neroca FC in the 87th minute, this time from the penalty spot, to seal the win for the visitors.The game began on a slow pace, with most of the play taking place in the midfield apart from the occasional attempts from the hosts. Visitors Neroca FC were playing a much-organised game and enjoyed a better possession throughout. The first half an hour of the game saw Neroca have some close attempts but the lack of a good finish eluded them from scoring.The Arrows were more on the counter-attacking side of things. Their efforts were soon rewarded when Boris Singh made the most of an opportunity and converted a cross from the right side to fire in a goal for Indian Arrows.The Arrows celebrations did not last long as Neroca FC equalised four minutes later through Felix Chidi. The game, thereafter, opened up a bit and both sides were attacking in short bursts but neither of them could convert any of the chances that came their way. The first half came to an end with both Indian Arrows and Neroca FC locked in at 1-1.advertisementThe second half began with the Indian Arrows leading the proceedings on the attacking front but were unable to make the most from the opportunities that came their way.A defensive error cost Neroca the first goal and a similar error in the second half saw them concede another goal to the young Indian Arrows side in the 62nd minute. Rohit Danu dispossessed the Neroca center-back and showed his alertness to comfortably find the back of the net to regain the lead for Indian Arrows.6 minutes later, Katsumi Yusa came up with a brilliant header to equalise for Neroca again. Katsumi was afforded time and space in the penalty area and headed across the opposing keeper to convert a cross from the right flank.The game then saw Neroca take control and creating many chances. In the 87th minute, a handball inside the Arrows box saw Neroca get a penalty. Katsumi Yusa made no mistake in finding the back of the net and handed the lead to Neroca FC for the first time in the game, taking the score to 2-3 in favour of the visitors.In the dying moments of the match, the Indian Arrows made numerous attempts to find an equaliser but Neroca were alert enough to hold shape and picked up all the three points.AIZAWL TOPPLE MINERVA I-League: Minerva Punjab lost to Aizawl FC by a solitary goal. (@ILeagueOfficial Photo)Former champions Aizawl FC got the better of defending champions Minerva Punjab FC 1-0 in the 15th round clash at the Tau Devi Lal stadium in Panchkula, Haryana on Friday. The all-important goal was scored by youngster Lalrinchhana in the 69th minute of the second half. With this win, Aizawl leapfrogged Minerva to move to 7th spot on the points table, with 14 points from 15 games. Aizawl were at the 10th spot in the relegation zone before this game but this result takes them out of it for now.For Minerva, the season got from bad to worse, as they registered their seventh defeat in 15 games. It was a scrappy affair for most parts of the game, except for a period in the second half when Aizawl looked enterprising. Minerva’s coach Paul Munster even played new recruits Juan Quero of Spain and Mahmoud Al Amna of Syria, but his team’s goal and win drought continued.The Mizoram side has now picked up five points since new coach Rosario took over.The first chance of the game came Minerva’s way when off a Juan Quero cross from the left flank, Dilliram Sanyasi got under a volley but the effort lacked power and direction. Then, Kussaga took a shot in the 19th minute for Aizawl from distance but Arshdeep in the Minerva goal was equal to it.Albert then made a purposeful foray from the right channel for Aizawl to deliver a delicious cross but Arshdeep again made a timely intervention to thwart the danger.advertisementThe second half saw Aizawl up the ante a little bit, particularly through Isak, whose runs from the right troubled a Minerva defence without the solid Lancine Toure.After a few chances to score were missed by the likes of Kussaga and Kareem Nurain, thanks mainly to Arshdeep’s heroics, Isak’s first purposeful run from the right channel gave Aizawl a much-deserved lead. He found the shortest player on the field and Lalrinchhana pulled off a delectable header across the face of goal to beat Arshdeep.Akash Sangwan missed a golden opportunity to equalise a couple of minutes later, finding himself in the clear inside the Aizawl box, but with only the keeper to beat, his shot was woefully ill-directed.Isak again played in Dodoz this time in the 72nd minute, with another lovely ball from the right, but the Ivorian’s strike was saved by the Minerva keeper. Munster brought on Mahmoud Al Amna late in the game in a desperate attempt but a goal still eluded Minerva and Aizawl held on for a win.Also Read | Real Kashmir and Churchill Brothers play out 1-1 drawAlso Read | Chencho Gyeltshen completes loan move to Neroca