first_img Aberdeen will have a tough task ahead if they progress from their tie against FC Groningen, with Spain’s Real Sociedad lying in wait for the winners. The Dons fought out a 0-0 first-leg draw with the Dutch outfit at Pittodrie on Thursday. Meanwhile, Scotland’s other participants St Johnstone will play Zestafoni of Georgia or Spartak Trnava of Slovakia should they get past Luzern following a 1-1 first-leg draw in Switzerland. If League of Ireland Premier Division side Sligo can complete the job against Rosenborg after their shock 2-1 win in Norway on Thursday they will face Turkey’s Kardemir Karabukspor. Derry City’s reward should they fight back from a 1-0 first-leg home defeat to win their tie against Belarus’ Shakhtyor Soligorsk will be a clash with either Zulte Waregem of Belgium or Zawisza Bydgoszcz of Poland. And if Dundalk can emerge triumphant from the second leg of their tie against Hajduk Split in Croatia, which they will head into 2-0 down, their opponents in the next round will be Lithuanians FK Atlantas or Shakhter Karagandy of Kazakhstan. As for Danske Bank Premiership sides, it will be Italy’s Torino for Crusaders if they pull off an unlikely-looking aggregate victory over IF Brommapojkarna, to whom they trail 4-0 from the first leg in Sweden. And progression by Linfield – 1-0 winners in their first leg at home against another Swedish side, AIK – will set up a meeting with either FC Astana of Kazakhstan or Israeli side Hapoel Tel-Aviv. The third-round first legs are set to be played on July 31, with the second legs on August 7. The 2014 FA Cup finalists were in the hat for Friday’s Europa League third qualifying round draw and look most likely to meet the Slovakian side, who have a 4-0 lead over Vojvodina from the first leg of their second-round tie. If Motherwell come through their second-round encounter with Icelanders Stjarnan – the first leg of which finished 2-2 in Scotland – they will take on Nomme Kalju of Estonia or Lech Poznan of Poland. Hull will begin their debut European campaign with a tie against either AS Trencin of Slovakia or Serbia’s Vojvodina.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgThe rich and unique culture of Guyana’s Indigenous peoples was showcased in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Sunday, as the Amerindian community of Speightland hosted its third Heritage observances.Some of the Indigenous delicacies on display as Speightland hosted its third Heritage observancesThe activity, which was hosted at the community’s playfield, showcased aspects such as Amerindian cuisine and dance.It was hosted in observance of Heritage month, which is currently being observed under the theme, “Maintaining traditional practices while promoting a Green Economy”. Residents of the small Amerindian farming community took pride in showcasing Amerindian delicacies and beverages such as the Tacoma worm, piwari, wildmeat and fish. A festive cultural programme kept the atmosphere alive as the Speightland, Surama and Rupertee culture dance groups presented traditional Amerindian dances supported by cultural Amerindian songs. A female cricket competition was also hosted which saw full support from residents.Minister of State Dawn Hastings-Williams in addressing the gathering said there was much to celebrate this month, despite numerous challenges.She also urged the community to look for solutions to any challenges they may face and to work together as a team for the good of the country.Meanwhile, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Alicock in his remarks emphasised the need to celebrate after hard work and successes. He also alluded to the importance of the residents working together, noting that unity is the best ingredient for building a community.During the celebrations, Minister Hastings-Williams also handed over a 12-month permit to the Speightland Logging and Agriculture Cooperative Society for the utilisation of the playfield. The field had in the past been subjected to issues regarding its ownership.Regional Community Development Officer Kevon Lorrimer, who is also President of the Agriculture Co-op, noted that the event was well supported by businesses in the region.last_img read more