Corum Group, the company which owns and operates Pizza Hut, on Wednesday officially opened its second location of Burger King in the Giftland Mall, as it announced plans to open a third by the end of this year.The Group’s Vice President, Navin Singh, said the response has been phenomenal since the opening of the first branch at the Regent Street location.“It has been 19 days since we had the launching of Burger King in Guyana and we have seen a tremendous response from the public so we decided that we are going to make our services available to our customers at the Giftland location and will be anticipating another location somewhere out of Georgetown in the coming months,” Singh noted.Navin Singh places a Burger King crown on one of the first 50 customers at the launching of the new Giftland locationThe Burger King brand will offer a diversified product with chicken and dessert options.It will also include a kid’s meal and attractive value meals. The unique flame grilled process is pivotal to Burger King’s great taste.This second restaurant will see the creation of positions for at least 30 employees and each additional restaurant will employ around the same number.The group said it is proud to be doing its part in creating employment opportunities for Guyanese, as well as friendly and safe dining options for Guyanese consumers. Corum Group is confident that it will be embraced and supported by the Guyanese public.Meanwhile, several other stores in the mall opened its doors to the public.Those stores included Sanjays Jewellery Inc Plus, Kards Plus, Stoby Juice Bar and home to the biggest supermarket in the region, Giftland FoodMaxx Supermarket.
It is reductionist in the extreme to bring Saturday’s final down to just two players, given the strength in depth available — especially in attack — to Madrid and Liverpool.But this is the era of the individual, at a time when Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the Ballon d’Or for a decade.The status of each is such that the annual prize for the world’s best player generates ever fiercer debate.Ronaldo has won the last two, but can he really win it again, having recently turned 33?In a World Cup year, what happens in Russia will play a big part too — it is impossible to imagine Messi not winning a sixth Ballon d’Or should he lead Argentina to the title.But Ronaldo can certainly make his case in Kiev, while this is also a golden opportunity for Salah before he leads Egypt into the World Cup.— Ronaldo: An insatiable hunger —Ronaldo’s decline in the first half of this season was as concerning as his reawakening in 2018 has been breathtaking.The Portuguese star has scored 41 goals in all competitions this season, but an incredible 28 of those have come since late January.Despite only scoring four times before La Liga’s winter break, he ended up with 26 goals in that competition, behind only Messi.But it is the Champions League that really brings out the best in him.Real coach Zinedine Zidane watches Cristiano Ronaldo in training ahead of this weekend’s final © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSRonaldo scored in Manchester United’s 2008 final win over Chelsea, and has played a decisive role in each of the three finals won by Real since 2014.This season, despite his poor domestic form, he had scored in every Champions League game prior to the semi-final win over Bayern Munich.Karim Benzema’s brace in the second leg against the Germans was crucial, but neither he nor Gareth Bale have been close to Ronaldo’s standard this season.The ‘BBC’ may no longer be so fearsome as a trio, but after that difficult spell, Ronaldo’s figures in 2018 mean he is making his case to be crowned the world’s best again.“Cristiano knows that a player can have difficult moments. That’s why he’s the best,” warned Real coach Zinedine Zidane this week.“Some players suffer under pressure, others just the opposite, and he is one of them. The more you criticise him, be careful.”— Salah already breaking records —This has already been a record-breaking season for the Egyptian, whose 32-goal tally was a new best in the Premier League for a 38-game campaign.Salah celebrates after scoring in the semi-final against Roma at Anfield © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEOverall, he has scored a remarkable 44 in all competitions since his arrival at Anfield from Roma, including 11 in Liverpool’s memorable run to the Champions League final.He has been ably supported by Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, with that threesome netting 90 goals between them in all competitions.Nevertheless, Liverpool’s hopes of winning a sixth European Cup depend to a large degree on Salah.Whether that would be enough to land the Ballon d’Or as well is something that seems to split his team-mates.“But what if Messi and Ronaldo win the World Cup? Do they deserve it? I don’t know what do you have to look at to win the Ballon D’Or,” said Georginio Wijnaldum this week.“If it’s winning a prize, if it’s scoring the more goals. We will see.”Defender Dejan Lovren was a little more optimistic.“He can be in the top three best players in the world. He has the quality, the world-class experience already,” he said.“He is so calm, a man down to earth and he deserves every credit for every goal he scored for now and definitely we will help him achieve this dream.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo has been as prolific as ever on Real Madrid’s run to another Champions League final © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOKIEV, Ukraine, May 24 – In an age when individual awards are given ever greater importance, Saturday’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool — and Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah — could determine the winner of the next Ballon d’Or.After all, Ronaldo has won the prestigious prize on the back of helping Madrid to each of their recent European Cup triumphs, in 2014, 2016 and again last year.
LA VERNE — It was no secret this week around Los Altos High School that tonight’s football game against Damien is serious business. The Conquerors think they’re improved compared to last year, but whether the program is back to the lofty heights it established earlier this decade remains to be seen. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Conquerors coach Greg Gano, although impressed by those results, is not exactly worried. “If we come to play, it’s going to be a great game,” he said. “We’re not going to be scared of them, I’ll tell you that much. “I am not going to sell my kids short. I am not going to say we’re going to go over there and get blown out. The thing about Los Altos teams is we’re going to come hit you. We don’t care who you are.” The Conquerors defeated Damien in the first game of last season, and despite the Spartans showing signs of major improvement since then, Gano believes similar results are possible. “They’re better and so are we,” Gano said. “This is going to be a test to see where we’re at. We’re all over the Tribune right now, but we’re going to see how good we are on Friday. We’re going to find out how good Chapelle Brown and the rest of the gang are.” Bottom line: Perhaps we spoke too soon in dubbing last week’s matchup between Bishop Amat and Glendora the nonleague game of the year. This one is pretty darn big, too. Damien has started the season with a vengeance and has eased concerns about last year’s 2-8 campaign. The sick thing is that the Spartans didn’t fire their best game against Charter Oak and won, 26-0. Los Altos also has two quality wins to start the year and this Conquerors team has reportedly been all business as it approaches tonight’s game. Damien has the size advantage tonight while Los Altos has the speed. But the Spartans aren’t exactly slow, though, and the Conquerors are generally one of the more physical teams around. This game is what it is — a matchup between two of the top local teams. You just know Gano and Los Altos relish the chance to beat upper-division schools. But if the Conquerors win, will it really be an upset? The pick: Los Altos. — Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Damien High. Los Altos couldn’t have picked a better barometer for itself than Damien. The Spartans are 2-0 and own blowout wins over traditional powers Charter Oak and Claremont.