Zlatan at centre of controversy in draw

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and was fortunate to avoid a red card in an incident-filled 1-1 draw against 10-man Bournemouth yesterday, the latest English Premier League setback at Old Trafford for JosÈ Mourinho’s team.A week after winning the League Cup for United with a double against Southampton at Wembley Stadium, Ibrahimovic endured a frustrating return to league action by seeing his 72nd-minute penalty clawed away by Artur Boruc.Ibrahimovic was involved in many of the flashpoints in a thrilling game, notably when he elbowed Tyrone Mings in the head moments after the defender appeared to tread on the face of Ibrahimovic late in the first half. The referee missed both incidents and the players could face retrospective action by the English Football Association.”I jump up and jump high and he jumps into my elbow,” Ibrahimovic said of the incident with Mings, who denied he intended to hurt Ibrahimovic with his apparent stamp.As part of the same incident, Andrew Surman was sent off for collecting a second yellow card for pushing Ibrahimovic in an angry reaction to the striker’s challenge on Mings.ROJO’S FIRST GOALEarlier, Marcos Rojo’s first league goal was cancelled out by former United player Josh King’s penalty after Phil Jones fouled Marc Pugh. That was Bournemouth’s only shot on target.It was a 10th league draw of the season for United, who were seeking a victory to climb from sixth place – the position where Mourinho’s team has been for the past few months as it recovers from a poor start to the campaign.”What happened was that we played phenomenal in the first half and should have been winning 3-0 or 4-0, then it ended up 1-1,” Mourinho said.Other results: Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1; Leicester 3 Hull City 1; Stoke City 2 Middlesbrough 0; Swansea 3 Burnley 2; Watford 3 Southampton 4; West Brom 0 Crystal Palace 2.last_img read more

Pro Temp, Senator Doe-Sherif Donate to Fire Victims

first_imgThe President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate and Chairman of the Gbarpolu Legislative Caucus, Armah Jallah, has donated a total of one hundred bags of cement to scores of Liberians whose homes and business centers were recently razed by fire.Making the presentation on behalf of Pro Temp Armah Jallah and Montserrado County Senator Geraldine Doe Sherif over the weekend, the Chief of Staff to Pro Temp Jallah, Mr Alphanso Perkins, expressed Senator Jallah’s regret over “the situation which has gravely affected a sizeable segment of our society.” Perkins told the fire victims, whose homes and businesses were located at the corner of Randall and Carey Streets, that although the two lawmakers were fulfilling promises earlier made, “what is of greater concern to them, is that no lives were lost,” asserting that life produces hope and hope produces the spirit and optimism that lead to acquiring assets. He admonished the victims to continually tap on their resilience and take consolation in the fact that in every situation there will always be a way out and that Allah remains the ultimate solution to all problems such as the one they are now experiencing. The victims expressed heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Pro Temp Jallah for his generosity and wished him all that life can proffer for peace, security and happiness. Among the victims was a former member of the 1980s young, aggressive Fulani Football Club, Mr Mohammed Kabba, whose business center served as a contact point for most sports lovers during the early days of the civil war. The “Kabba Shop” was later coined as “The Bench,” and later transformed into a social and athletic club with a very strong old timers’ football club.The likes of James Debbah, current national soccer coach, George Weah (now Senator Weah) and other former local football greats visited whenever the urge to discuss the good old days, or preferably normal days, came upon them. Meanwhile, there are reports that Senator Weah recently made a handsome contribution to the Randall/Carey Street fire victims. On Feb. 23 this year, three forex bureaus and several business centers were razed to the ground at the corner of Carey and Randall Streets in Monrovia, destroying goods that owners say were worth thousands of United States dollars. The cause of the fire was said to have been electrical, but it could not be confirmed by the Liberia National Fire Service.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lindener remanded for inflicting grievous bodily harm

first_imgTwenty-seven-year-old Mathew Nedd, also known as “Leroy Nedd”, was remanded to prison for the charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Dillon Batson. Nedd appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.The court heard that Nedd and two other persons – Oneil Estwick and Lenox Estwick – on January 12, 2018, at Amelia’s Ward, Linden, inflicted grievous bodily harm on Batson. The accused failed to show up in court on two separate occasions and a warrant was issued for his arrest.The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that the accused has managed to evade lawmen since the offence was committed and if granted bail it is likely he will not return to court. Need was remanded to prison and is slated to return to court on April 13.last_img read more

Sarri buys time with unexpected top-four finish

first_imgAt one stage, it appeared the Chelsea manager was fighting a losing battle as a miserable run of results sparked reports he was on the verge of the sack.Amid reports that Chelsea’s stars were sick of Sarri’s inflexible game-plan, monotonous training sessions and habit of criticising them through the media, the nadir came in February when Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted during the League Cup final defeat against Manchester City.Sarri has side-stepped one crisis after another just deftly enough that he has emerged from a bleak winter with his prospects of avoiding the axe looking brighter after Chelsea secured a top four finish in the Premier League last weekend.With a place in next season’s Champions League sealed with a game to spare, Chelsea can turn their attention to winning the first trophy of Sarri’s reign.A 1-1 draw in the semi-final first leg away to Eintracht has put Chelsea in a good position for the return leg at Stamford Bridge.Winning the final, against Arsenal or Valencia in Baku, would strengthen the Italian’s hopes of convincing the Chelsea hierarchy he deserves more time to impose his philosophy on a squad that has so far been unable, or unwilling, to adapt to ‘Sarri-ball’.There remain doubts in some quarters about Sarri’s ability to make his tactics work in the Premier League after the former Napoli manager’s troubled year.Chelsea supporters are still under-whelmed by Sarri, despite their team’s qualification for the Champions League, which is worth at least an estimated £35 million.At half time of Sunday’s game against Watford they responded to a turgid display with jeers — the discordant soundtrack to Sarri’s woes.– Peace-maker Kante –Chelsea roused themselves to secure a 3-0 win that proved enough to seal their top four berth after surprise draws for Arsenal and Manchester United.Despite winning only once in four league games, Chelsea stumbled over the finish line in fittingly chaotic fashion. Even Sarri conceded they were “lucky” to beat Watford after such a disjointed opening.It has often been that way for the 60-year-old this term.The biggest issue with Sarri’s system has been his conviction that his handpicked pre-season signing Jorginho must play as the lynchpin in front of his defence.Jorginho’s tepid displays would have been bad enough without the perception that Sarri was playing favourites with his former Napoli player.Sarri moved N’Golo Kante from the defensive midfield role to make room for Jorginho. Chelsea appeared far more fragile as a result.At club where grievances are aired, including Gary Cahill’s accusation that Sarri doesn’t treat his players with respect, it would have been no surprise if Kante had seized the opportunity to voice his disdain for the coach after picking up a hamstring injury against Watford.Sarri admitted he shouldn’t have risked Kante because he knew the France midfielder was tired and in danger of being injured.Yet Kante was happy to play peace maker.“I had no problem before the game, I was fine and it (the injury) just happened,” Kante said.“We are doing better, I think we understand the idea of the manager.”Aware of what silverware would mean to Sarri’s job security, Kante added: “Many times in the season we have been winning and losing, winning and losing, so we have to see if we can get what we want on Thursday and go to the final.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Maurizio SarriLONDON, United Kingdom, May 8 – After a turbulent first season at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri goes into Thursday’s Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt savouring some much-needed breathing space.Sarri has spent most of the campaign engaged in a struggle to win over his sceptical players and fans.last_img read more

Revealed! The best players ever to wear Liverpool’s squad numbers

first_img 11. Jamie Redknapp (wore Liverpool’s no.11 between 1996-2002) – Also worn by Mark Walters (1993-1995), Vladimir Smicer (2003-2005), Robbie Fowler (2005-2006), Mark Gonzalez (2006-2007), Yossi Benayoun (2007-2008), Albert Riera (2009-2010), Maxi Rodriguez (2011-2012), Oussama Assaidi (2012-2015), Roberto Firmino (2015-present) 25 24. Danny Murphy (wore Liverpool’s no.24 between 1997-2000) – Also worn by Lee Jones (1993-1997), Bernard Diomede (2000-2002), Florent Sinama Pongolle (2003-2005), David N’Gog (2008-2011), Joe Allen (2013-present) 25 2. Stephane Henchoz (wore Liverpool’s no.2 between 1999-2004) – Also worn by Rob Jones (1993-1999), Jan Kromkamp (2005-2006), Alvaro Arbeloa (2007), Andrea Dossena (2008-2009), Glen Johnson (2009-2015), Nathaniel Clyne (2015-present) 4. Sami Hyypia (wore Liverpool’s no.4 between 2001-2009) – Also worn by Steve Nicol (1993-94), Jason McAteer (1995-98), Rigobert Song (1998-2000), Alberto Aquilani (2009-2010), Raul Meireles (2010-2011), Nuri Sahin (2012-2013), Kolo Toure (2013-present) 25 20. Javier Mascherano (wore Liverpool’s no.20 between 2007-2010) – Also worn by Stig Inge Bjornebye (1993-2000), Nick Barmby (2000-2002), Anthony Le Tallec (2003-2004), Scott Carson (2005-2006), Jay Spearing (2011-2012), Aly Cissokho (2013-2014), Adam Lallana (2014-present) 19. Ryan Babel (wore Liverpool’s no.19 between 2007-2011) – Also worn by Torben Piechnik (1993-1994), Mark Kennedy (1994-1997), Brad Friedel (1998-2000), Pegguy Arphexad (2000-2003), Fernando Morientes (2005-2006), Stewart Downing (2011-2014), Javi Manquillo (2014-2015) Squad numbers were first introduced to the Premier League in 1993.Prior to that, teams numbered 1-11 in each game (with two substitutes as numbers 12 and 14), meaning players could change number each game.Since the introduction of squad numbers, however, certain players have become synonymous with the number on their back.At Liverpool, Jamie Carragher wore the number 23 for 17 seasons, but fellow Anfield legend Steven Gerrard switched squad number during his illustrious Reds career.Some numbers at Liverpool have been worn by a succession of world class talents, while other digits have been assigned to lesser lights.So, who are the best players to wear 1-25 for Liverpool in the era of squad numbers?Take a look at the slideshow above to find out!Disagree with our selection? Comment below. 5. Daniel Agger (wore Liverpool’s no.5 between 2006-2014) – Also worn by Mark Wright (1993-1998), Steve Staunton (1998-2000), Milan Baros (2001-2005) 16. Dietmar Hamann (wore Liverpool’s no.16 between 1999-2006) – Also worn by Michael Thomas (1993-1998), Sean Dundee (1998-1999), Jermaine Pennant (2006-2008), Sotirios Kyrgiakos (2009-2011), Sebastian Coates (2011-2015) 3. Steve Finnan (wore Liverpool’s no.3 between 2003-2008) – Also worn by Julian Dicks (1993-1994), Bjorn Tore Kvarme (1996-1999), Christian Ziege (2000-2001), Abel Xavier (2002-2003), Paul Konchesky (2010-2011), Jose Enrique (2011-present) 25 25 25 25 25 21. Gary McAllister (wore Liverpool’s no.21 between 2000-2002) – Also worn by Dominic Matteo (1993-2000), Salif Diao (2002-2003), Djimi Traore (2003-2006), Lucas (2007-present) 7. Luis Suarez (wore Liverpool’s no.7 between 2012-2014) – Also worn by Nigel Clough (1993-1995), Steve McManaman (1996-1999), Vladimir Smicer (1999-2003), Harry Kewell (2003-2008), Robbie Keane (2008-2009), James Milner (2015-present) 25 17. Steven Gerrard (wore Liverpool’s no.17 between 2000-2004) – Also worn by Steve McManaman (1993-1996), Paul Ince (1997-1999), Josemi (2004-2005), Craig Bellamy (2006-2007), Alvaro Arbeloa (2007-2009), Maxi Rodriguez (2009-2011), Mamadou Sakho (2014-present) 10. Michael Owen (wore Liverpool’s no.10 between 1998-2004) – Also worn by John Barnes (1993-1998), Luis Garcia (2004-2007), Andriy Voronin (2007-2008), Joe Cole (2010-2012), Philippe Coutinho (2012-present) 25 22. Mohamed Sissoko (wore Liverpool’s no.22 between 2005-2007) – Also worn by Steve Harkness (1993-1996), Jamie Cassidy (1996-1997), Tony Warner (1997-1999), Titi Camara (1999-2000), Chris Kirkland (2001-2005), Emiliano Insua (2008-2010), Danny Wilson (2010-2013), Simon Mignolet (2013-present) 25 13. Danny Murphy (wore Liverpool’s no.13 between 2000-2004) – Also worn by David James (1993-1994), Michael Stensgaard (1994-1996), Tony Warner (1996-1997), Karl-Heinz Riedle (1997-1999), Anthony Le Tallec (2004-2005) The best player to wear no.1 for Liverpool since squad numbers were introduced in 1993 is Jerzy Dudek. To find out the rest of Liverpool’s best ever players by squad number, click the arrow above! – Dudek had Liverpool’s number one shirt between 2002 and 2007. It’s also been worn by Bruce Grobbelaar (1993-94), David James (1994-1999), Sander Westerveld (1999-2001), Diego Cavalieri (2008-2010) and Brad Jones (2010-2015). 25 25 25 25 8. Steven Gerrard (wore Liverpool’s no.8 between 2004-2015) – Also worn by Paul Stewart (1993-1995), Stan Collymore (1995-1997), Oyvind Leonhardsen (1997-1999), Emile Heskey (1999-2004) 25 25 15. Patrick Berger (wore Liverpool’s no.15 between 1996-2003) – Also worn by Jamie Redknapp (1993-1996), Salif Diao (2003-2005), Peter Crouch (2005-2008), Yossi Benayoun (2008-2010), Alberto Aquilani (2011-2012), Daniel Sturridge (2012-present) 18. Dirk Kuyt (wore Liverpool’s no.18 between 2006-2012) – Also worn by Phil Charnock (1993-1996), Michael Owen (1996-1998), Jean-Michel Ferri (1998-1999), Erik Meijer (1999-2000), John Arne Riise (2001-2004), Antonio Nunez (2004-2005), Albert Moreno (2014-present) 25 14. Xabi Alonso (wore Liverpool’s no.14 between 2004-2009) – Also worn by Jan Molby (1993-1995), Neil Ruddock (1996-1998), Veggard Heggem (1998-2003), Milan Jovanovic (2010-11), Jordan Henderson (2011-present) 25. Jose Reina (wore Liverpool’s no.25 between 2006-2013) – Also worn by Neil Ruddock (1993-1996), David Thompson (1996-2000), Igor Biscan (2000-2005), 12. Sami Hyypia (wore Liverpool’s no.12 between 1999-2001) – Also worn by Ronnie Whelan (1993-1994), John Scales (1994-1996), Steve Harkness (1996-1999), Jerzy Dudek (2001-2002), Mauricio Pellegrino (2005), Fabio Aurelio (2006-2010), Daniel Pacheco (2010-2014), Joe Gomez (2015-present) 25 9. Robbie Fowler (wore Liverpool’s no.9 between 1996-2001) – Also worn by Ian Rush (1993-1996), Nicolas Anelka (2001-2002), El-Hadji Diouf (2002-2004), Djibril Cisse (2004-2006), Robbie Fowler again (2006-2007), Fernando Torres (2007-2011), Andy Carroll (2011-12), Iago Aspas (2013-2014), Rickie Lambert (2014-2015), Christian Benteke (2015-present) 25 25 25 23. Jamie Carragher (wore Liverpool’s no.23 between 1996-2013) – Also worn by Robbie Fowler (1993-1996), Emre Can (2014-present) 25 25 25 6. John Arne Riise (wore Liverpool’s no.6 between 2004-2008) – Also worn by Don Hutchison (1993-1994), Phil Babb (1994-2000), Markus Babbel (2000-2004), Fabio Aurelio (2010-2012), Luis Alberto (2013-2014), Dejan Lovren (2014-present) last_img read more


first_imgIna Barrett, Letterkenny Rotary Club President, Gerry Burke, Letterkenny Rotary Club Vice President as they present Majella O’Donnell and Daniel O’Donnell with the Paul Harris Fellow at the Letterkenny Rotary Club’s Presidents Dinner in the Station House Hotel on Friday night last. Photo:- Clive WassonDaniel and Majella O’Donnell have been honoured by the Letterkenny Rotary Club.At the function, held in the Station House Hotel, the President of Letterkenny Rotary Club, Ena Barrett presented them both the coveted title, of Paul Harris Fellowship Awards.The award was made in recognition of their extraordinary services rendered to charities and communities in Donegal, throughout Ireland, abroad and indeed world wide. Organisers said their kindnesses and generosity has touched the hearts and lives of millions, and a truly selfless action………..service above self.A Paul Harris Award is one of the most prestigious awards in Rotary International and thereby named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris .Former recipients from the locality Paddy Carr, Aussie Bryson,Gerry McGinlty, Barney McDaid, Robert O’Connor and Danny McDaid. Representing Rotary Ireland last night, was District Governor Phillip Beggs (Comber), Assistant District Governor Jenny McCrea (Enniskillen) as well as many local and visiting Rotarians from the North West.Daniel and Majella were accompanied to the Presidents Ball by many family and friends from the Rosses, to share in this wonderful occasion, and indeed commented that they were truly humbled to receive this recognition and felt that they themselves were priviliged to be in a position to offer help to others less fortunate than themselves. The Rotary Club in Letterkenny was set up in 1982 and has 32 members, male and female. This is a service organisation of like minded people in business and professional leaders united world wide helping those in need. Rotarians encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work towards world service and peace.Letterkenny Rotary Club members meet for lunch weekly on Tuesdays in the Stational House Hotel where they enjoy fun and fellowship. They work tirelessly in the community through youth work in schools, seniors in activity centres and nursing homes, as well as assisting in the Tidy Towns iniative, and fundraising for local and international charities, through the annual Christmas Tree of Remembrance and Winter Woollie walks, to name a few. The Nepal Disaster appeal is currently underway and thanks to all who have contributed to this so far. Contributions can still be left at the Bank of Ireland, Letterkenny.LETTERKENNY ROTARY CLUB HONOUR DANIEL AND MAJELLA was last modified: May 23rd, 2015 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)last_img read more

VIDEO: Man United star Paul Pogba teaches locals how to DAB in Saudi Arabia

first_img//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js The world-record signing saw the funny side Paul Pogba is determined to spread dabbing across the world.The Manchester United star’s trademark celebration has received a mixed reaction during his time in England – but that hasn’t stopped fans from copying their idol.On a visit to Saudi Arabia, Pogba captured a video of a local man in the street performing a rather odd-looking dab.But Pogba saw the funny side, captioning the video: ‘Get ready for the new dab.’The world-record signing was visiting the holy Islamic city of Mecca, where he was marking the start of the month of Ramadan. Get ready for the new dabA post shared by Paul Labile Pogba (@paulpogba) on May 30, 2017 at 5:19am PDT 1last_img read more

CONFIRMED: AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma signs new four-year contract

first_img#ACMilan comunica di aver prolungato al 30 giugno 2021 il contratto di @gigiodonna1 pic.twitter.com/4yGxBuVhRQ— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 11, 2017 1 Gianluigi Donnarumma center_img Gianluigi Donnarumma has signed a new four-year contract with AC Milan, the Serie A club have announced.The 18-year-old made his first-team debut in October 2015, and has gone on to establish himself as one of the best young goalkeepers in world football.A string of exceptional performances have seen him linked to such European giants as Manchester United and Real Madrid, and on June 15 it was announced Donnarumma would not be extending his deal with Milan amid the interest.However, today it has been confirmed he has penned a new deal until the summer of 2021.Donnarumma’s contract extension comes in what has been a busy summer for Milan, with five payers signed on permanent deals and a further two brought to the San Siro on loan.last_img read more


first_imgTHERE were heartbreaking scenes today at the funeral of a man murdered in a hit-and-run accident.Many mourners came to pay their final respects to Pat John McCafferty at Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Church in Pettigo.The 49-year-old died after being knocked down in the Tullychurry Road area of Leggs, Belleek, Co Fermanagh, last Sunday. The PSNI say the dead man was deliberately knocked down and have launched a murder investigation.A police spokesman in the North said detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.He said: “The blue Ford Focus believed to have been involved in the incident has been recovered and police are continuing to liaise with our colleagues in An Garda Siochana in relation to this investigation.”A 40-year-old man was arrested by Gardai on Sunday and taken to Ballyand he was released pending a report to the DPP here. “The PSNI intend to pursue a prosecution in relation to the death through the courts in Northern Ireland,” said a PSNI spokesman.He appealed for anyone with information about the 2.50am incident to contact the PSNI in Enniskillen or Gardai in Ballyshannon. DONEGAL MURDER VICTIM LAID TO REST was last modified: January 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

World Cup medical team appointed

first_img17 June 2008The South Africa 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has appointed the team that will co-ordinate the medical strategy at each of the 10 match venues during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Launching the Medical Advisory and Venue Medical Officers team in Johannesburg last week, Dr Victor Ramathesele, the LOC general medical officer, said the team of medical experts would ensure the involvement of the local healthcare industry and help to implement Fifa and the LOC’s Health and Medical Services Plan.The overall medical programme, ranging from injury prevention and nutrition consultation to anti-doping activities before and during the events, will be handled by Fifa’s chief medical officer, Professor Jiri Dvorak, in close collaboration with Ramathesele.Chaired by Martin Schwellnus, a professor at the University of Cape Town and a sports physician at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, the medical advisory team will help formulate policies, protocols and standard operating procedures regarding medical services at various venues and events.The team will also co-ordinate scientific support, medical education and training for the healthcare providers, including 24-hour availability of specialist and sports medicine services for the participating teams.It will be supported by Fifa medical officers appointed to co-ordinate medical activities, research and doping control services at each of the 10 match venues around the country.“These individuals will work in close collaboration with the LOC venue medical officers who are responsible for the management of all medical services at the match venues and host cities, including transfer of patients to accredited hospitals,” said LOC chief executive officer Danny Jordaan.“The LOC takes great pleasure in welcoming 10 accomplished doctors who will be serving in this capacity for both tournaments and related events.”The 10 venue medical officers, chosen for their expertise and experience in the areas of research, emergency medicine, mass gathering medicine and sports medicine, will establish, at each stadium, one medical centre for players and match officials and another for Fifa, the LOC and their guests.In addition, the venue medical officers will work closely with government service providers managing emergency medical posts for spectators and the media in the stadiums. They will also manage the two stretcher teams for the pitch, each comprising a doctor and four paramedics.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more