The Miss Berbice “I am a Big Deal” Pageant is expected to take centre stage once again in November and it promises to be bigger and better than last year’s edition.The reigning queen Farah Valentina Bates has been representing the Ancient County to the best of her ability and is preparing to hand over her crown come November.One lucky young lady will walk away with the title and more so, cash and other prizes when she is crowned the Miss Berbice “I’m a Big Deal” Queen. However, this cannot be possible if that lucky young lady does not apply.The casting call has been sounded, and those young ladies who think that they are passionate, eloquent, industrious and ambitious need to apply to be part of the extravaganza.The applicant must be between the ages 17 and 25 and must be unmarried, without children and most importantly, must be living in Berbice.If you possess the abovementioned criteria, then send an application to [email protected] or inbox us on Facebook with a recent photograph.Once selected, the delegates will begin the journey of a lifetime – one that will empower them with the necessary tools to deal with social ills in society and more so, be one step closer to the crown.Once the finalists have been selected, they will undergo rigorous training as they are prepared to compete in several segments on the night of the grand coronation. The delegates will be judged on costume, talent, swimwear, evening wear and intelligence.Closing date for entries is August 22. For more information, please contact the organisers on 666-4337 or 698-2500.
Switzerland will now face France in Lille on Sunday, still looking for the points to guarantee their place in the knockout round.France were playing Albania in Marseille later Wednesday.Stancu is fast becoming a penalty specialist at these championships, having also scored from the spot in the 2-1 defeat to France on Friday’s opening day.But it was Switzerland’s veteran captain Stephan Lichtsteiner who was to blame for the penalty after the Juventus man pulled the lively Alexandru Chipciu’s shirt and Russian referee Sergei Karasev pointed straight to the spot.The penalty came against the run of play because the Swiss had the overwhelming share of first-half possession but coach Vladimir Petkovic will be furious at their wastefulness in front of goal.The worst culprit was an unmarked Haris Seferovic who curled his shot wide in the first 15 minutes.Seferovic had another chance five minutes later but Romanian ‘keeper Ciprian Tatarusanu denied him.Fabian Schaer’s dippng shot was then pushed over by Tatarusanu and Blerim Dzemaili misplaced his header just before half-time.But the Swiss burst back into the game when Macedonian-born Mehmedi slammed home a loose ball from a corner in the 57th minute after the Romanian defence failed to clear.The Swiss began to get the upper hand after the goal, a wave of red shirts pinning back the Romanian yellow.Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri increasingly became a thorn in the Romanians’ side but he should have done better with two second-half free kicks.Shaqiri began to stretch the Romanian defence but the Swiss could ultimately not find a second goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Admir Mehmedi scored the equaliser. PHOTO/GETTY.PARIS, France June 15 – Switzerland were frustated in their attempt to book a place in the knockout stage of Euro 2016 after a 1-1 draw on Wednesday against Group A rivals Romania in Paris.Bogdan Stancu’s penalty gave Romania the advantage at a sunny Parc des Princes and the Swiss spurned a host of chances to score before Admir Mehmedi slammed home to level just before the hour mark.