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Newcastle out, Liverpool struggle in League Cup

first_imgLONDON (AP):Newcastle’s troubled season lurched to another low when the Premier League strugglers were knocked out of the Capital One League Cup by second-tier Sheffield Wednesday, while Liverpool only avoided embarrassment against fourth-tier Carlisle United by winning on penalties yesterday.Liverpool only led briefly in the first half at Anfield through Danny Ings’ goal, with Derek Asamoah quickly levelling to force the game into extra time. In the shoot-out, Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan made three saves on his debut to ensure Carlisle was beaten 3-2 in the third round.Newcastle’s home humiliation to a second-string Wednesday side came as Steve McClaren remains winless this season in the Premier League after six games in charge. Lewis McGugan netted for only the second time this season, on his fourth appearance to send Wednesday through with a 1-0 win.Arsenal eliminated Tottenham in a north London derby, with the 2-1 victory secured by Mathieu Flamini grabbing his first career double on his first appearance of the season. Defender Calum Chambers had scored an own goal to level the game before Flamini’s sublime first-time volley sent Arsenal into the fourth round.”I had a point to prove, I haven’t played for a while,” the 31-year-old Flamini said. “But I’m working hard.”Four other Premier League teams had no problem dispensing of lower-league teams.Anthony Martial made it four goals in four games at the start of his Manchester United career by completing a 3-0 victory over Ipswich.Other results: Walsall 1 Chelsea 4; MK Dons 0 Southampton 6; Crystal Palace 4 Charlton 1, Norwich 3 West Brom 0.FOURTH-ROUND DRAWEverton vs NorwichHull vs LeicesterLiverpool vs BournemouthMan City vs Crystal PalaceMan United vs MiddlesbroughSouthampton vs Aston VillaSheffield Wednesday vs ArsenalStoke vs Chelsealast_img read more

Derrick Rose sorry after ‘kill yourself’ remark

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I have a lot of confidence in myself,” Rose said. “Thibs was just the coach that believed in me. I mean, he jump-started my career again and for that I’ll always be thankful.“But everybody that thinks that it’s going to stop, kill yourself. It’s just not.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRose later tweeted an apology, insisting he didn’t truly suggest suicide or having people harm themselves.“I messed up by using the slang term ‘kill yourself’ today in response to a question about whether I can continue to perform without coach Thibs,” Rose tweeted. “I did not mean it literally and regret using it so I apologize.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge PLAY LIST 00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lakers to visit China for NBA pre-season games against Nets Rose, who played under Thibodeau with Chicago as well as the T-Wolves, was a three-time All-Star with the Bulls but multiple knee surgeries dimmed his glow before a return to form this season.Rose has averaged 18.9 points and 4.8 assists a game for Minnesota while connecting on a career-high 46.2 percent of his 3-point shots.The Timberwolves are 19-21, 11th in the Western Conference and two games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the final West playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts during a 114-110 loss the the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPFormer NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose apologized Monday for telling anyone who doubted his ability to “kill yourself” for thinking he wouldn’t keep playing well for the Minnesota Timberwolves.The 30-year-old guard, who took the 2011 MVP award while with Chicago, was answering a question about how he would fare in the wake of the team firing coach and president Tom Thibodeau on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Teen miner killed at Konawaruk resulted from negligence – Broomes

first_imgHaving being given the responsibility to determine the cause of death of Ramold Williams, 18, a miner killed on Sunday last, after a mine pit caved-in burying him, Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes is of the view that negligence may have caused the young man’s death.Williams called ‘Fat Man’ of 58 Miles, Mabura Road, Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) was working withDead: Ramold Williamsfour others in the mining pit at Konawaruk Backdam, Potaro, Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni), when the eastern wall caved in and covered him. The others ran for cover.Efforts to rescue the man were futile after his lifeless body was found. He was taken to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead.After the young man’s death, a committee was established to probe the incident and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman had tasked his junior to immediately visit the area in order to ascertain the circumstances leading to the death of Williams.Following a visit to the site Thursday, Minister Broomes believes that negligence and breach of mining regulations may be responsible for the miner’s death.Speaking with the Government Information Agency (GINA) on her findings, she said: “I think its complete negligence. The owner of the operations is in Georgetown and is communicating with the workers and did not even go back and visit the site. One would say maybe he is scared, scared of what? I want to put miners on notice, you will have to put the lives of the workers first and put money after.”According to the junior minister, they were able to see the poor conditions that miners are exposed to out there. She noted that this is something that government intends to change but this needs to be a collaborative effort among land owners, the operators, the workers and the policy makers to bring about the change.“(Miners) are important, you are somebody’s son, somebody’s wife, somebody’s father, somebody’s wife and mother and to value your life also to be on this fight to prevent fatalities,” Brooms appealed.The government has voiced dissatisfaction with the way mining is being done in Guyana and has adopted an inter-agency collaborative approach to regulate the sector.Late last year President David Granger appointed a commission of inquiry to investigate deaths at mining operations. A report has since been produced and handed over to Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman.last_img read more

MercyCorps Launches Pay-As-You-Go Solar Home Systems

first_imgFlashback: Participants at the one-day Solar PV Curriculum Stakeholders Evaluation workshop in December 2018, organized by Mercy Corps LiberiaMercy Corps Liberia with funding from the European Union (EU) on Wednesday, February 27, launched a new solar home system called Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) systems on a large scale for the first time in Liberia as part of the Light Up Liberia Program.The Light Up Liberia Program is meant to help provide reliable and affordable energy to thousands of Liberians living in rural areas.The PAYG solar home system provides six to eight hours of emission-free lighting each day and enough power to charge mobile phones, play MP3 and radio respectively.The program, which was launched in Gbarnga, Bong County, brought together superintendents and town chiefs as well as network distributors from Montserrado, Nimba, Gbarpolu and Margibi counties.The participants were all passionate about the payment option for the solar home system.Mercy Corps Country Director Kwasi Gyeabour expressed excitement over the huge turnout at the launch.He said the launch of the product in the county will afford ordinary Liberians access to clean and reliable energy.Mr. Gyeabour added that Mercy Corps is in the country to support the government’s effort through its Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).He further explained that access to energy can bring transformation by amplifying objectives and putting necessary mechanisms into place which will help build more secure communities for Liberians; “so this is why we are here to work with the government and other partners to ensure that citizens’ desires are met. We look forward for more opportunities to collaborate with national government, city mayors, and superintendents, to deliver more development in the county.”Gyeabour told the participants that Mercy Corps is also providing capacity building for young people in the country.In remarks, Madam Lucia Herbert, who welcomed Mercy Corps team in the county, lauded the tremendous effort Mercy Corps is providing to them.Madam Herbert is the city mayor of Bong County.She said the cost of running electricity in the country is very expensive, so the launch of the solar energy home product will help them to save more money.“I am encouraging our people to make use of this opportunity that Mercy Corps is doing in the country and to serve as ambassador for them,” she said.Also speaking, acting Bong County Superintendent Boakai Sheriff pledged his county’s support to Mercy Corps. He said the government cannot do it all but will need the support of partners, to buttress Liberia’s developmental agenda.Orlando S. Kanswen, Mercy Corps Deputy Program Manager for Light Up Liberia (LUL), said the program will provide better energy access for those who cannot afford to run generators in rural communities.He said: “Mercy Corps introduced this solar home system that can be purchased on a sell-pay basis, because our goal is to supply affordable and reliable power to millions and change the way they live.”Pay-as-you-go solar home systems allow users to pay over time for their solar systems instead of one-time upfront payment. This resolves the challenge of high upfront payments to acquire solar systems by households.Under this campaign more than 2,000 Lighting Global quality-verified “Biolite SolarHome 620” pay-as-you-go solar home systems are expected to be distributed in Liberia.He said the cost for the solar system is US$120. But if an individual will need it, then he/she should make an initial payment of US$20 or its Liberian dollar equivalent for 30 days.After the first payment, they can then pay each month L$1,650 through mobile money over a period of ten months.Over time, the system will be paid off and customers will be able to keep their system without additional payment or upgrade to a larger one.Kanswen also told the participants that any interested buyer can purchase the product through their local agents in Montserrado, Bong, Gbarpolu, and Nimba counties.He said schools and homes, as well as businesses, will be able to keep activities going into the night will do more than save on energy; they will be able to keep longer hours and see a marked improvement in the local economy.Meanwhile, remarks were also made by Light Up Liberia Program Manager Emmanuel Aziebor, GIZ/Endev, Rural Renewable Energy Agency, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Repeat offender slapped with narco-trafficking charge

first_imgRepeat offender Leon Hussain of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara was on Friday morning taken before Magistrate Wanda Fortune to answer a narcotics possession charge, for which he was remanded to prison.Leon HussainThe 31-year-old labourer denied that on January 18 last, he was found to be in possession of 14 grams of cocaine and 134 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The Prosecution is contending that ranks in ‘C’ Division swooped down on Hussain’s home and found the drugs hidden in a basket. As such, he was cautioned, told of the offence, and was arrested and charged.Reports are that, in 2015, this defendant had been charged for a similar offence; and in 2016, he had been charged with the offence of wounding.The narcotics possession case will continue on February 16.last_img read more

KPL, FKF ‘tough love’ back to tribunal corridors

first_imgThika have all along been objected to the play-off, insisting they knew all along that only two teams which finish in the bottom two slots will be relegated.Last week however, Thika head coach Nicholas Muyoti told Capital Sport they would be getting back to training after the management agreed to the play-off, following the KPL’s Governing Council advice that they should honor the match.It is slowly turning out to be a repeat of the just concluded season when the start of the league season was delayed for close to a month over KPL and FKF’s fight over the expansion of the league to 18 teams with FKF ultimately having their way.The wrangles began all the way back in October when KPL moved to the tribunal stopping the FKF AGM from discussing issues with expanding the league.FKF have insisted that the play-off should continue, arguing that they wrote a letter – which was never replied to – to KPL informing them of the relegation/promotion play-off.“We are now used to being taken to courts, but as always we have shown that we follow the rule of law. We have letters that we wrote to KPL and they never replied. We wrote to them in March, before the season started,” FKF boss Nick Mwendwa said in a previous interview.A senior source at KPL intimated to Capital Sport that the letter might be a turning point in the case and Thika United might be chasing wind.In its ruling in March, the tribunal said that the Federation was the custodian of local football and were on the right to make rules as such governing the leagues while KPL would only be acting as an agent of running the top tier.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thika United players hurdle together to celebrate a goal scored against Mathare United at the Thika Sub County Stadium on March 12, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5- Once again, the new Kenyan Premier League season is set for a curtain raiser at the Sports Disputes Tribunal after Thika United on Tuesday evening obtained an injunction temporarily halting their promotion/relegation play-off against Ushuru FC.The tie had been set for this Sunday but it will now be shelved pending the hearing and determination of Thika’s application with the hearing set for Monday at the John Ohaga led panel’s offices in UpperHill.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, March 26

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Liverpool and Manchester United are among seven sides keen on signing Dani Alves. The Brazil international is out of contract at Barcelona this summer. (Daily Mirror)Gareth Bale is prepared to resist all offers of a return to the Barclays Premier League and stay at Real Madrid. Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been checking on his availability in wake of recent criticism from fans but the Welshman does not want to leave the Spanish giants. (Daily Mail)Juventus have told Paul Pogba that he is “the master of his destiny” this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City among the interested clubs. (Daily Mirror)Alex Song faces an uncertain future after it emerged that West Ham have huge reservations over a permanent deal to sign the Barcelona midfielder. (Daily Mail)Swansea defender Neil Taylor is at the centre of a three-way battle for his signature this summer. Taylor, who has been ever-present for Swansea this season, missing just one game, is wanted by Newcastle, West Brom and Aston Villa. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Ex-Liverpool star: Raheem Sterling is not ready for Barca, Real Madrid or Man City moveJose Mourinho will NOT let Petr Cech move to Arsenal, claims former Chelsea ‘keeperFormer Chelsea man set to reject Bayern Munich switchArsenal and Liverpool target reveals he is unlikely to remain at Shakhtar DonetskWest Ham defender Carl Jenkinson admits Arsenal future is unclearFormer Manchester United defender’s agent insists star is happy in ItalyJuventus striker insists he is staying put amid links to Real Madrid and ArsenalSouthampton eyeing bargain £1million deal for Braga strikerBenfica defender plays down exit talk as Sunderland eye summer swooplast_img read more

Video: Andres’ amazing assist!

first_imgCheck out Barcelona star Andres Iniesta’s astonishing piece of play during the Champions League clash with PSG.last_img

Soccer roundup: France holds U.S. women scoreless

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Also: Elionar Marcon set up goals by Nelson Pinto Martinez and Jose Godinez as UAG Tecos beat San Luis 2-1 in the opener of Mexico’s Primer Division Clausura season.. … American winger DaMarcus Beasley scored as Dutch Eredivisie winner PSV Eindhoven beat RKC Waalwijk 2-0. PSV just signed Indiana freshman Lee Nguyen to a 3-year contract. … Egypt routed Libya 3-0 in the African Nations Cup opener in Cairo. … American defender Cory Gibbs returned to Dutch club Feyenoord after six months’ rehabilitation following a knee injury. … Forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco is on Mexico’s roster for Wednesday exhibition against Norway in San Francisco, his first call up since last March. … U.S. World Cup foe Czech Republic will play Paraguay, Costa Rica, and Trinidad and Tobago in preparation matches. Kristine Lilly, Abby Wambach and Heather O’Reilly failed to convert strong chances Friday, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team was held to a 0-0 tie by France at the annual Four Nations tournament in Guangzhou, China. The Chinese, 3-1 winners over Norway, moved into first place and need only a draw in Sunday’s finale against the U.S. to win the tournament. Mexican women win: Veronica Charlyn Corral, just 14, scored her fifth goal in two games as Mexico topped Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for next summer’s FIFA U-20 Women’s Championship in Russia. Highland High of Palmdale’s Janet Mendez played the final 30 minutes for Mexico. Mexico and Canada, a 6-0 winner over Panama, qualified for the semifinals. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NEWS: LATE COMEBACK FROM FOUR MASTERS ENSURES VITAL POINT AGAINST DUNGLOE

first_imgFour Masters GAA News:Coaching Academy The coaching academy for 4-7 year old’s boys and girls continues this Saturday morning in Tír Cónaill Park from 11am to 12:30pm. The academy teaches the basics of gaelic football, hurling and camogie every week, alongside the basics in agility, balance and co ordination. Great numbers are attending each week which bodes well for the future, new players are always welcome to come along and have a go.Mini LeaguesThe football mini leagues continues this Wednesday night in Tír Cónaill from 4:45pm to 5:45pm. The mini leagues consist mainly of games for the hour with the emphasis on having fun and learning the skills. They are open to boys and girls aged 4-7 years of age.U12 Boys Football Training for the 2016 u12 boys team will start this Wednesday night in Tír Conaill at 6pm and continues for the next six weeks.U13 Boys FootballThe U13’s finished up their league games with a high scoring draw (3-14 to 5-08) in Ballyshannon last Wednesday night. The lads await other results to see if they will finish in the top four positions to reach a regional semi final.U13 Girls FootballOn Wednesday night in Tir Chonaill park we witnessed another great performance from our U13 girls vs Killybegs. In a very tight first half where we saw our goalkeeper Sofia Miziri pull off a number of great saves, Four Masters managed to go on at half time leading by 2 pts. In the second half after a few soaring runs from Hannah Crawford resulting in a few goals, Four Masters took control of the match. A strong finish by Killybegs saw them clawing us back but we finally won by 4 pts 5-13 to 5-9. After suffering 2 defeats against St Nauls & Aodh Ruadh this was a ‘ must win’ game & the girls stood up well to the challenge. They have now qualified for a county semi final to b played next Saturday – details of which we don’t yet know. Well done to all the girls involved. Report by Pauline Brogan.U14 Boys Football The U14 boys football team played Kilbeggan (Westmeath) in a challenge game yesterday. Local man and former club player Michael Murphy took his U14 team from Kilbeggan up for the game in Tír Conaill. Thanks goes to U14 manager Ian McKenna and players for making the game happen at short notice.U15 Donegal CamogieWell done to the U15 Donegal Camogie team who won the All Ireland C title at the weekend after they defeated Roscommon in the final.U16 Boys Football The U16’s await the winners of the St Eunans – MacCumhaills game from tonight in the county semi final. No date/venue has been announced yet, the game is likely to be this weekend.Reserves FootballThe reserves lost out to Glenswilly in the county semi final on a scoreline of 1-09 to 1-07 in MacCumhaill Park yesterday. The reserves were unlucky with the boys leading late in the game before Glenswilly took the lead with a penalty. Best performers on the day were Paddy Reid, Conor Rooney, and Danny McGarrigle.Seniors FootballThe senior men’s football team drew 0-08 to 0-08 at home to Dungloe yesterday in Tír Cónaill Park. The lads hit two late points to even up the game. Best performers on the day were Karl Lacey, Barry Monaghan, and Daire Quinn. The result leaves the lads second from bottom in Division 1. They are down to play Glenswilly at home this Sunday at 3pm, all support welcome.GAA NEWS: LATE COMEBACK FROM FOUR MASTERS ENSURES VITAL POINT AGAINST DUNGLOE was last modified: October 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:GAASportlast_img read more