[Europa League] En Espagne, le F91 est «débil»

first_img«Ça tombe bien, c’est notre slogan»À l’échelle d’un quintuple vainqueur de l’Europa League, c’est sans doute vrai, mais de là à l’écrire…Bertrand Crasson assume qu’on regarde son équipe comme un Petit Poucet absolu puisque ici bien plus qu’à Nicosie ou Bakou, c’est ce qu’il est. Et la presse ibérique, pas tendre dans ses qualificatifs, se retrouve tellement démunie devant la taille de cet adversaire qui n’a pas forcément grand-chose d’autre à proposer que son enthousiasme, qu’elle en vient à poser des questions… sur l’ennemi du Betis, qui avait accueilli Dudelange l’an passé. «Je croyais que c’était interdit de parler du Betis dans ce stade», a rigolé Crasson, détendu comme l’entraîneur d’une équipe qui n’a rien à perdre. «Ça tombe bien, c’est notre slogan.» Et avec Garos suspendu, Pokar blessé, Delgado insuffisamment remis et Muratovic non qualifié, il est même un peu question de «limiter les dégâts».Mais Crasson ne s’est pas trop attardé sur ce registre de la victime expiatoire. Alors que 22 000 à 25 000 personnes sont attendues ce jeudi soir (21h) au stade Sanchez-Pizjuan, il ne peut pas se permettre de se faire plus petit qu’il n’est, au risque de voir ses gars déjà forcément impressionnés par l’endroit, commencer à se déliter. Le snobisme espagnol ? «Cela fait plaisir d’entendre la presse internationale dire ça de nous. Je pense que Séville considère cette rencontre comme une simple formalité ou un devoir professionnel. Ça motive les gars.» Forcément, être pris pour des pigeons, ça agace.Une dérogation pour… deux gardiensL’idée de mettre un bus devant la surface ? «Je ne vais pas vous dire qu’on va gagner, ce serait absurde, mais on veut aussi montrer qu’on sait jouer au foot.»Il faut dire aussi que Dudelange est tenu à une certaine réalité, celle de ce groupe A, qui n’est pas à sens unique et qui le tiraille un peu dans tous les sens. Car cerner le niveau réel de ce Séville «B» qui devrait leur être servi, est aussi impossible que de savoir ce que vaut le F91 face à cette concurrence disproportionnée : les Andalous ont quand même passé un 0-3 bien tassé à un Qarabag qui a… giflé le champion du Luxembourg chez lui (1-4). Mais les hommes de Lopetegui ont aussi dû se contenter d’un tout petit 1-0 face à l’APOEL Nicosie que… le F91 a largement malmené à Chypre (3-4).À mi-chemin entre ces enseignements aux antipodes les uns des autres, il y a Crasson pour faire une synthèse dégagée de toute dramatisation de l’instant mais remettre aussi un semblant de logique à ces faits contradictoires qui se bousculent : «J’ai envisagé de demander une dérogation pour jouer avec deux gardiens de but.»Une centaine de spectateurs dudelangeois ont fait le déplacement en Espagne. Il sera toujours temps, dans quelques jours, de mesurer l’intérêt du reste du pays pour cette rencontre grâce aux clics enregistrés sur la page de la diffusion du match par RTL, mais Crasson, qui s’y connaît dans ce genre de rendez-vous, dans ce genre de stade et dans ce genre d’ambiance, assure que «c’est un grand moment d’émotion d’une vie». «Je vais dire à mes coéquipiers de bien en profiter, de prendre du plaisir», a d’ailleurs glissé Tom Schnell. Le simple plaisir, c’est le refuge des «débil» ?A Séville, Julien Mollereau Partager Dudelange est pris à la légère en Espagne. Et cela arrange bien Crasson, qui sait que… c’est tout à fait justifié.«Vous n’avez pas vu l’arbitre ? Parce que j’ai son enveloppe !» Devant quelques membres médusés de la presse, Bertrand Crasson a donné dans le politiquement incorrect pour préfacer mieux que quiconque ce match totalement déséquilibré entre un club structurellement amateur et son hôte au budget 70 fois supérieur.Dans son édition du jour, le quotidien sévillan a qualifié le F91 d’équipe «débil». Google traduction nous apprend que littéralement, en espagnol, cela signifie «faible». Ouf ! on a eu peur, il ne s’agissait que de ce que les linguistes appellent communément un faux ami. «Débil», donc.last_img read more

Guyanese Diaspora in Canada donates ultrasound machines

first_imgThree ultrasound machines were donated on Friday to the Public Health Ministry from the Guyanese Diaspora in Canada.The donation was made through the Foreign Affairs Ministry on behalf of the Diaspora. This was made possible with contributions from North York General Hospital which donated the equipment to the Guyana Christian CharitiesThe three ultrasound machines that were donated on FridayConsulate in Toronto, Canada.During the handing over ceremony in the Ministry’s Brickdam compound, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence said one of the donated machines will be given to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, on the East Bank of Demerara; another to the CC Nicholson Hospital at Nabaclis, East Coast of Demerara; and the other machine to the Materials Management Unit of the Ministry.“The collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Health is in consonance with ongoing efforts which include the facilitating of the annual medical outreach by the Canada Guyana Outreach Mission (CANGO) who are members of the Diaspora in Canada,” Minister Greenidge is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Meanwhile, Minister Lawrence emphasised that specialists who are assigned to these facilities would be most grateful because it means the turnaround time of them having information about their patients will be shorter with the improved capacity to administer treatment in a timely manner.The Guyana Christian Charity Canada Inc is a volunteer non-profit organisation that defines itself as dedicated to providing aid and assistance to Guyanese organisations, individuals and others in need.last_img read more

Rose Hall security guard murdered

first_img– $1.5M removed from Corentyne storeBy Andrew CarmichaelA security guard was found dead in a store at Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice on Saturday night moments before it was discovered that the store had been burglarised and $1.5 million in cash was missing.The dead man has been identified as Munisperen Iyasammy Monien, 53, of Lot 45 Clifton, Port Mourant, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Monien’s body was discovered in a pool of blood in a storeroom at SukhsramDead: Munisperen Iyasammy MonienGeneral Store at Lot 13 Public Road, Rose Hall Town.Investigators estimate that Monien was murdered between 19:00h and 20:00h on Saturday.Details are still sketchy as to what alerted investigators to visit the premises where the discovery was made. <<>> was told that when the store was closed on Saturday afternoon, between $1.5 million and $2 million in cash was locked in a drawer inside.The owners of the store are overseas, and the manager who lives nearby has since been taken into custody.Reports indicate that when the building was checked, several locks were open and it is believed that the locks were left open on Saturday as the business was closed.This publication was shown a gap in the back fence of the otherwise well-secured premises. Investigators are working on the theory that the perpetrator gained entry to the yard, which is secured by the high concrete fence, by climbing through theThe hole in the fence that it is suspected was used for entry and exitopening.However, in order to get there, one would have to jump over a neighbour’s fence and go to the back of that yard before climbing into the yard which houses the general store.Meanwhile, Monien had reported on Wednesday evening, someone was attempting to use an old refrigerator which had been lying next to the building to gain entry. The now dead security guard had reported that he was able to identify the person who had placed the old refrigerator next to the fence and was in the process of climbing over the fence when an alarm was raised.The following day, he gave a statement to the Police to that effect.The suspect, who lives a street away, was arrested on Sunday morning as investigators probed the murder. Police also arrested the parents of the suspect.The store where the incident took placeIt has been reported that the suspect’s parents were heard calling for the guard from the yard next door where they live. “Guardie, Guardie…. Guardie not answering, like Guardie dead,” this newspaper was told one neighbour overheard the parents saying.As the investigation intensified and it was discovered that doors to the back of the upper flat of the building were not properly secured, all of the employees, including the store manager, were taken into custody.The now dead man’s brother, Lloyd Arasammy, told <<>>that his brother’s throat was slashed. He said he was told of the incident shortly after midnight on Saturday and when he went to the scene, the Police allowed him to view the body but from a distance.“I saw my brother’s left side head with a long burst on it and his throat slash but not too deep, and I was made to understand that his foot is broken, but I couldn’t tell when I saw him,” he explained.This publication was informed by another source that one of the security guard’s hands was also broken and that there was blood splatter in the building, indicating that there might have been a struggle.Police continue to investigate.last_img read more