Chelsea damage Arsenal bid in EPL title race

first_imgLONDON (AP): A change of managers at Chelsea, but Arsenal still can’t conquer their London rivals. Arsenal was undone by a damaging five-minute spell in the first-half of yesterday’s derby against a Chelsea team unbeaten after a month under Guus Hiddink’s control. Per Mertesacker was sent off for tripping Diego Costa, then the striker scored the game’s only goal at the Emirates Stadium in the 23rd minute. “He got Mertesacker sent off,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said of Costa. “A fact is a fact, I do not accuse him of anything. It’s just what happened.” It’s now four years, three months since Wenger figured out how to beat Chelsea, which have their fifth manager since the 5-3 loss to Arsenal in November 2011. Arsenal turned their stadium into a fortress this season, remaining unbeaten in the league since the opening day – until yesterday. Arsenal dropped from first to third place this weekend, behind leaders Leicester and Manchester City, although there are 45 points still to play for. “We had a mountain to climb with 10 men but I believe even there, there was enough to come out at least with a 1-1,” Wenger said. “It’s a shame to put such an energy into a game and come away without the point. And overall I felt we gave absolutely everything until the end.” Wenger was jeered by Arsenal fans for replacing striker Olivier Giroud with defender Gabriel after losing Mertesacker. “You want to make a poll for every decision to see who does what? I made the decision and for me it was quite normal,” Wenger told reporters. “We had to go for long distances and we needed pace to go from one goal to the other. We knew we had to drop deeper and use pace to get forward.” For Chelsea, the focus is now on the Champions League and FA Cup. Since Jose Mourinho was fired last month for turning the champs into chumps, the league campaign has been about restoring pride. Hiddink has achieved three wins and four draws, but Chelsea are still in the lower reaches of the standings in 13th place. The fourth Champions League place, occupied by Tottenham 14 points away, looks unobtainable. Everton are a point and a place above Chelsea after losing 2-1 to Swansea in yesterday’s other game. Gylfi Sigurdsson put Swansea in front from the penalty spot in the 17th minute and after Jack Cork’s own goal levelled the game, Andre Ayew netted before half-time to give Francesco Guidolin made a winning start as head coach of the Welsh club. Swansea moved four points above the relegation zone. “I dreamed of working in Premier League but I didn’t dream of winning the first match,” said Guidolin, the former Udinese coach. “I must understand what happens in this day because I am surprised. It is new for me.”last_img read more

Five things we learned from the El Classico

first_imgBarca, already crowned champions, remain 15 points ahead of Real in the table but this clash was about more than just points.Here, we look at five things we learned from a controversial contest.No such thing as a dead ClasicoIf Sunday’s match proved anything, it is that the Clasico always means something.Eight yellow cards and one red pointed to the heat in the game, which fizzed throughout and briefly erupted during five bad-tempered minutes at the end of the first half.Without the usual relevance to the league table, and with their differing fates in La Liga and the Champions League, this match came down to a basic need to prove one team was better than the other.Barca will claim Real scraped a draw against opponents down to 10 men for half of the match while Real will say they were without their star player for the same time, and perhaps longer at full fitness.And that is not to mention the many grievances against the referee, from both sides, that could have swung the result. In the end, the debate was left open.Ronaldo makes Real sweatReal Madrid face an anxious wait to see if Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for the Champions League final © AFP / Josep LAGOZinedine Zidane’s nightmare, far more than a defeat at Camp Nou, would surely have been to lose Cristiano Ronaldo to injury less than three weeks before the Champions League final.Real now face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the damage, with tests due to be carried out on Monday.After the match, Zidane reported that Ronaldo had said it was only a “small problem” but in the same breath admitted the striker was a “little bit worried” by the swelling.The hope will be that Ronaldo played on for 31 minutes after his collision with Gerard Pique because the damage was not significant, rather than made it worse to avoid sitting out a Clasico.Either way, the Portugese will now endure the unwanted attention that comes with sustaining an injury so close to a crunch game. Liverpool will watch with interest.Barca showing their champion coloursPerhaps if there was a match to demonstrate all the attributes that pushed Barcelona to a domestic double, this was it.There was the individual brilliance of Messi, who steered the momentum by putting his side ahead with a superb solo effort in the second half.There was the important save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who denied Ronaldo early on.There was the grit and resilience instilled by Ernesto Valverde, as Barca played for 45 minutes a man down but still eked out a draw. There was the standing ovation for Andres Iniesta and valuable opener from Luis Suarez.There was also a little bit of luck, as Real were denied a clear penalty late on when Jordi Alba booted Marcelo.This was Barca, not always at their mesmerising best, but gutsy and, in the league at least, unbeatable.Bale makes his caseGareth Bale could be heading for the exit in Madrid © AFP / LLUIS GENEGareth Bale had the last word and he will hope Zidane was listening.After being left on the bench for both semi-final legs against Bayern Munich, and taken off at half-time against Juventus, Bale is most likely to start the Champions League final against Liverpool as a substitute.He has three more games to change Zidane’s mind and this was a decent start, his goal, a left-footed curler into the top corner, reminiscent of the forward at his sensational best.But it was not all plain-sailing for Bale, who was lucky not to be sent off for thrusting his studs into Samuel Umtiti’s calf and, for large spells, was a bit of a bystander out wide.This was Bale’s 15th goal in 24 games this year, an impressive record, but perhaps Zidane was left still wanting more.VAR will add accuracy, but at what cost?This would have been a fascinating test-case for VAR, a match that was ultimately decided by poor refereeing decisions but defined by its fluency, tempo and aggression.La Liga will introduce video technology next season and Zidane, rather pointedly, said: “Then we’ll see how a match like this turns out.”But the bad calls hindered both teams. VAR might have ensured Real were awarded a late penalty, Bale was sent off, Suarez penalised before Messi’s goal and a second Suarez goal, ruled out for offside, stood.But would the game have been better for it? Perhaps more accurate, but the stoppages would also have killed its rhythm.This match showed why VAR can be valuable but cannot be intrusive.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi bagged his league-leading 33rd goal of the campaign as Barca stayed on course for a historic unbeaten season © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, May 7 – Barcelona emerged from a thrilling Clasico the more satisfied on Sunday as the 10-man Catalans edged closer to a first unbeaten La Liga season following a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergi Roberto both missed the second half at Camp Nou, the first injured, the second sent off, as Gareth Bale’s late strike rescued Real a point. Lionel Messi had given Barca the lead after early goals from Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.last_img read more

Finn Valley motorists warned about N15 delays as roadworks planned

first_imgMotorists have been warned to expect some delays after Donegal County Council announced it is to carry out drainage roadworks in the heart of the N15. The council have been urged motorists to allow extra travel time for their journey’s as essential drainage works commences between Stranorlar and Killygordon from tomorrow (Weds).From Wednesday 5th November, a traffic light control system will be placed between the two Finn Valley areas. This is expected to last two days until Friday, November 7th.Traffic lights will be in place daily from 8.45am-4.30pm.Finn Valley motorists warned about N15 delays as roadworks planned was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:ballybofey-stranorlarfinn valleyKillygordonroadworkslast_img read more

Transfer gossip: Bees tipped to move for Watford striker

first_imgBrentford are looking to sign striker Jerome Sinclair on a six-month loan from Watford, according to The Sun.Sinclair, 20, was linked with a move to Griffin Park before Watford signed him from Liverpool during the summer.He has not made a first-team appearance for the Hornets, and Bees boss Dean Smith is said to be keen to agree a deal to sign him when the transfer window reopens in January.The deal would mean Watford would be unable to recall him during the course of any loan spell, The Sun say.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South African local elections date set

first_img12 April 2016The next local government elections will take place on 3 August 2016.The minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs would follow the necessary legal procedure to proclaim the date and fulfil other requirements needed, the Presidency said yesterday in announcing the date.All South Africans who are eligible to vote, in particular young people over the age of 18 who will vote for the first time, are urged to register on the voters’ roll during the voter registration weekend.People can still go to their local Electoral Commission office to register and check their details on the voters’ roll. Click here to find an office near you. Voter registration will close when the date of the election is officially published in the Government Gazette.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

Bewitched Accessories Pashmina Style Scarf In Purple : comfortable to wear

first_imgVery nice scarf and a good pricethanks again. Great value and bigger than expected for price. As a gift and the material is lovely well recommended. Brought as a gift and the material is lovely well recommended. Came sooner than expected and the quality of the scarf is amazing. And the colour is vibrant and beautiful. Also the length is just right. Highly RecommendedIts a nice scarf. A lot paler than in the photo lovely scarf great priceNot for a special occasionLovely scarf. The only thing was I had to A great bargain.Bewitched Accessories Pashmina Style Scarf In Purple100% ViscoseApprox. 2 Inch Tassles100% ViscoseHand wash in cold water with a mild detergent. Can be dry cleaned.Solid Purple colourSoft Touch & WarmExclusive to Kuldip Really good value and lovely scarf. Changes colour a bit when ironed due to heat but colour changes back again as it cools phew. I ordered 2 of these pashminas, amazing quality for the price and just what i wanted. Unfortunately, 1 arrived with a slight fault i emailed at 9pm got a reply straight away and another sent within 2 working days. Fantastic customer service, would defintley use them again and reccommend them to others. Plenty big enough for a petite lady. Bought (10) of these lovely scarves to have my staff all wear to the funeral of a friend, scarfs are a lovely colour, length, quality and amazing value for moneyi will definitely purchase some different colours in the future x i. This is really nice , just what my daughter was after & a lovely shade of purple. Bright colour, good value for money. Bought this for a friend for xmas. A lot paler than in the photo. A lot paler than in the photo and is actually closer to lilac. Can’t complain for the price tho. The only thing was i had to. The only thing was i had to trim the lose cotton that was on the scarf. This scarf was excellent value for the money. As a scarf for every day use it is ok but it is to thin and not a good quality for wearing to a special occasion. I bought in purple and alot of dye came out on the first wash and it looked like it had a grease stain on it and it had not even been used at this time. Not as soft as i would have expected but for the money was not expecting much. Lovely colour and goes with almost anything. A bit thin though some wear two different colours at the same time. Product is awesome and tender and the duration is fantastic for me. The only problem i have is it does seem to crease quickly.Wonderful scarfs, certainly enjoy them.I have delicate pores and skin and scarves usually irritate it or truly feel scratchy. Will undoubtedly be acquiring a lot more colours.last_img read more

Five cops suspended as robber flees from hospital

first_imgFive policemen have been suspended by Ganjam Superintendent of Police Brijesh Ray after a bank robber, Babu Nayak, escaped from police custody on Sunday while undergoing treatment at MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Berhampur.The policemen include a havildar and four constables, posted at the hospital to keep a watch on Nayak admitted in its surgery ward.According to Bhanjanagar Sub-Divisional Police Officer Utkal Keshari Dash, a special team has been formed to track him down.This is not the first time Nayak has given the police a slip. Arrested in August 2017, he had escaped from the Bhanjanagar sub-jail on September 11.last_img

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis won’t be traded

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, smiles as he walks past New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry didn’t mince his words Friday in declaring that star Anthony Davis won’t be traded, and he didn’t appreciate Lakers superstar LeBron James’s comments on the matter.“We’re not trading him,” Gentry told reporters at a morning shootaround before the Pelicans were due to take on the Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting In response to James’s comments, Davis told ESPN he appreciated the compliment but was focused on building up the Pelicans.“It’s cool to hear any high-caliber player say they want to play with me,” said the 25-year-old big man, who is under contract with New Orleans for two more seasons. “But my job is to turn this team around. If we’re 15–17, that means I’m not doing my job.”James isn’t the only NBA player to speak publicly about Davis’s talents.NBA.com reported that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo lightheartedly urged Davis to “come to the Bucks” after Milwaukee’s Wednesday night victory over the Pelicans.ESPN reported Friday that several unnamed general managers had “expressed outrage” over what they believe is the NBA’s unwillingness to enforce rules against tampering.ADVERTISEMENT And Gentry said James’s recent comments — saying it would be “amazing” to play alongside Davis — as tampering, defined by the NBA as attempting to entice a player under contract to negotiate with another team regarding his services.“It’s tampering,” Gentry said. “Why is it not tampering if players are saying it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I thought if you talk about a player under contract, it was tampering. But that’s just me. I’ve only been in the league 31 years, what do I know?”Gentry’s ire may have ratcheted up the tension before the Friday night clash, but it wasn’t clear if either James or Davis would be playing, with both listed by their teams as ailing.center_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES ‘Old fire’ fuels Petron Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?last_img read more

Helen Garlick TCI Special Prosecutor in corruption trials retires

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews The role of Special Prosecutor was created in 2009, as the result of recommendations made by the Commission of Inquiry and in order to ensure that the subsequent criminal investigation was conducted with the benefit of experienced and independent legal advice and that all prosecution decisions were made similarly. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos – Thursday 3rd August 2017 – Providenciales – The Special Prosecutor Mrs Garlick has given notice that, for personal reasons and having reached the retirement age of 65, she intends to retire from legal practice this year. Consequently, she will be stepping down from the post of Special Prosecutor on 3rdAugust 2017. Mrs Garlick informed the Attorney General and the then DPP of her intention at the beginning of 2016, because she wished to give those concerned as much notice as possible. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Under the Constitution the post of Special Prosecutor has always sat within the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.center_img The investigation is largely concluded and all the principal prosecuting decisions have been made.  The trial is now well underway. Leading counsel has been instructed since 2010 and is continuously supported by junior counsel, who are fully embedded in the case.  The Senior Investigating Officer (who was appointed in 2009), his Deputy and a number of investigators will remain in place.  Following the appointment of Ms Williams in November 2016 as DPP, Mrs Garlick discussed retirement with her on a number of occasions. They agreed that should the need arise Ms Garlick would be available to the DPP and to the SIPT to be consulted and to assist. Given the absence from the Island, due to ill health, of the DPP the Acting DPP will take on the supervisory role of the case, for the time being.#MagneticMediaNews#PressRelease Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Khaleda denied bail lower court asked to dispose of her plea by

first_imgKhaleda Zia. File PhotoBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia could not secure bail from the higher court, in an arson case filed in Comilla in 2015.Passing the order, the High Court on Monday asked a Cumilla special judge court to dispose of her bail petition within 26 July.The HC bench of justice AKM Asaduzzaman and justice SM Mozibur Rahman heard the matter on Sunday and fixed Monday for issuing the order.On 17 July, Khaleda Zia filed a petition before the court seeking bail in the case.Khaleda Zia was implicated in the case following the death of eight people in an incident of the bomb attack on a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram of Cumilla during the BNP-led alliance’s siege on roads and highways on 3 February 2015.Two cases were filed against Khaleda in this connection.The former prime minister was sent to jail after a Dhaka court sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.last_img read more