Kane the diver, selfish Salah and Lampard’s controversial call – have your say

first_imgTHE Premier League takes a breather this week to make room for some international fixtures but it fully deserves a rest after another pulsating weekend.The stand-out clash lived up to the hype as Arsenal drew 2-2 with Spurs in the North London derby.3 It was yet another Premier League with plenty of talking points, especially with some of the big boys strugglingMeanwhile, concerns around Manchester United and Chelsea only intensified as they dropped points – leading one lifelong Red Devils fan to break down in tears.There were lots of talking points – and we want your opinion on them in YOUR CALL.GIVE HIM THE KANE?Harry Kane was accused by some of diving after he went down under a challenge from Arsenal centre-back Sokratis late in the North London derby.Among the accusers was Gary Neville, with some claiming the Spurs striker appeared to engineer the incident by positioning himself between the Arsenal man and the ball.But Kane defended himself by saying: “The defender made a tired tackle and if that had happened on the halfway line I think it’s a definite foul.”BILLY THE KIDChelsea blew a two-goal lead against Sheffield United having taken complete control through a Tammy Abraham double.With the score at 2-1, Frank Lampard brought on 18-year-old Billy Gilmour for his Premier League debut. Shortly after it was 2-2 and two points had been dropped.After overlooking more experienced alternatives in Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud, Lampard defended his decision – but did he make the right call?OH SIT DOWNDaniel James has enjoyed an eventful start to life at Manchester United.He’s earned a reputation (arguably unfairly) for diving, he’s terrified defenders with his electric pace and he’s already scored three goals.3 Daniel James has already bagged three goals in just four games for Manchester United… but how many can he get this season?Credit: ReutersBut after bagging just four league goals for Swansea last term, United fans could be forgiven for worrying that this current hot streak will just be a flash in the pan.So is James the real deal?SELFISH SALAHLiverpool might have won 3-0 over Burnley and maintained their 100 per cent start to the season.But not everything is perfect with the Reds with Sadio Mane furious with team-mate Mo Salah for selfishly not passing to him to instead try and score himself.Mane was raging after being subbed off at Turf Moor. But was that fair? Is Salah selfish?BEST OF PALS?Arsenal fans rejoiced before kick-off against Spurs when the team news revealed they would see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and summer signing Nicolas Pepe start together for the first time.The PAL attacking trio have been labelled potentially the most lethal strike force in football.3 Can Arsenal’s front three develop into a formidable attack or should one be left on the bench as a super sub?Credit: Getty Images – GettyLatest Premier League newsExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHEAT IS OFFHeaton will miss Aston Villa’s 10-game relegation dogfight with knee injuryPASSED THE TESTHuge boost to Project Restart with ZERO positive results in new Covid testsBut with the Gunners having to come back from 2-0 down, does starting all three together leave the team unbalanced?And bearing mind that the equaliser only came after Lacazette went off and allowed Aubameyang to play down the middle, should Emery play all three strikers together? Arsenal fan on BBC 606 leaves Robbie Savage in stitches after claiming Gunners can win the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

NLEX signs up former Sixer Arnett Moultrie

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Calisaan-less Che’Lu-San Sebastian holds off Gamboa-St. Clare It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Arnett Moultrie #5 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket in front of Jared Sullinger #7 of the Boston Celtics during the game on December 8, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFPNLEX is set to shore up its frontline with the signing of Arnett Moultrie as its reinforcement for the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The Road Warriors announced the development on their social media accounts on Tuesday, with the former Philadelphia big man set to arrive in April.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Coach Yeng Guiao is excited of what the 27-year-old Moultrie can bring to the table for NLEX.“He’s not too young, nor too old, but at the peak of his abilities. He will blend easily to our team,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMoultrie spent two seasons with the 76ers, splitting time in the NBA and the NBA D-League with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the Delaware 87ers.He soon took his act overseas, playing in China, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Iran, Korea, and his latest, in Bahrain with Al-Muharraq. Moultrie posted 22 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in his lone game with the club, a 95-87 victory against Al-Hala in the Bahrain Premier League.He previously suited up for Incheon ET Land Elephants in the Korean Basketball League, where he averaged 11.5 markers, 11.5 boards, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 steals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

Seven by Seven

first_imgSeven figure that counts itself two timesA portion will be made in full measuresA morsel complete for the ease of mostA season granted for a proof of the leadA reap of the many fruits that bloomedSeven by SevenA count on my fingers in many sequencesA exercise in fulfillment of what was givenA thank prayer for life so happy and blessedA place in the sun firm on my own two feetA clap of joy to the great master of the allSeven by SevenA carnival of joy rendered to a King of KingsA shell borrowed for five scores to purple inA float up in the bronze skies to paint for allA garden petal dazzling in the morning raysA dusty shrub lodged by the forest streamsSeven by SevenA chant of the inner appreciation for breathA drill of praises which shall not be silencedAn exhibit to the deaf and mute I love JesusA youthful fountain in its prime flowing giftsA squat on the golden mark of half a centurySeven by SevenShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bankers, Entrepreneurs Train on Agribusiness Lending

first_imgLiberia-Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) has trained more than 20 bankers and 45 local entrepreneurs including farmers on the process of agribusiness lending in Monrovia.The weeklong-exercise was intended to increase banking staffers’ knowledge and broaden their understanding of agribusiness lending, proper client appraisals, deal structuring and loan processing, as well as requirements for borrowers.It was organized by IBEX and facilitated by United States-based Volunteer Executive (VE), Allyn Lamb. All nine commercial banks in Liberia were represented by their risk managers and relationship and credit officers.Topics covered included Business Plans, Agricultural Risk Management, Understanding the Market Opportunities, Value Chain Financing, Basic Farm Record Keeping, Risk Rating, Evaluating Loan Requests, and Problem Solving.IBEX Chief of Party (COP) Watchen Bruce, who spoke at the opening, said Liberia’s agriculture sector is a potential source of employment for it people but is yet to experience any significant growth in the country.She further said that commercial banks are not willing to finance the sector and their low level of involvement is partly responsible for the prevailing situation in the country.Banks seem reluctant to lend to smallholder farmers and agribusinesses, because they consider agriculture a high-risk sector, she said. However, Madam Bruce said there are ongoing efforts to improve the situation for Liberians. She recalled that the newly signed agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Afriland First Bank, aimed at increasing agricultural lending through an enhanced relationship and capacity, will help provide working capital for operations, inputs, or equipment to smallholder farmers. Archie Hanky, staff of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment’s Credit Appraisal and Development Lending Department, observed that agribusiness lending is new to Liberia and banks do not want to risk lending to clients involved in agriculture.Mr. Usurf Barh, Credit Manager of Afriland First Bank, said smallholder farmers play a significant role in the Liberian economy.He therefore called on fellow bankers to give farmers the opportunity and increased access to credit to ensure growth and expansion of their businesses.Mai Cole, Risk Analyst at United Bank for Africa, described the training as insightful. “The new knowledge and skills acquired from this training would now enable me to properly appraise agricultural SMEs,” she said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rep. Aspirant Promises District Corporation for ‘Massive Job Creation’

first_imgTodd during his campaign march in District #6By Hannah N. GeterminahMontserrado County District # 6 candidate for representative, Joseph P. Todd, yesterday promised his supporters that he will embark on a massive job creation initiative through the establishment of a District Corporation.Speaking to dozens of supporters who gathered under a heavy downpour of rain during his campaign launch at the Right To Play Field in Paynesville, he said creating jobs will put money back in the pockets of many people in District #6.Todd further indicated that if elected, he will make healthcare delivery a reality because making improved healthcare  a priority will help save lives.“I will ensure that your healthcare system is well enhanced and placed in the care and control of you, my citizens, to the extent that you can afford to access quality healthcare right here in district six,” he promised.He highlighted the development of the community through an inclusive participation, which he said had been neglected for many years.Todd further told supporters that if elected he will advocate for the rehabilitation of feeder roads in the district and the construction of other basic infrastructure such as schools and reform the education system, which he said will be decided by the constituents.He added that his leadership will ensure that residents of the district will play cardinal roles in the development of the community.“The best way forward for community development is to allow the people of the area to decide on their own development needs. I also promise to ensure the fullest participation of the people of the district in the decision making that will lead to the utilization of the county’s development funds,” he stated.Todd said as a representative, he will lobby with his legislative colleagues and the Executive Branch of government for the urgently needed allotment of US$1M  per budget year for each district in Liberia.Todd indicated that if that allocation is approved, he is convinced that the district will do well in its development agenda.He said his administration will improve sanitation because a good, clean, natural environment is cardinal to quality, sound health.“We pledge to ensure the full protection of our air, water, and biodiversity by scrupulous adherence to and implementation of our current national and international regulations governing the protection of our environment. Together, we will support and promote responsible use of our natural resources and subscribe to any initiative that will seek to prevent the dumping of hazardous wastes within our territory,” Todd assured his supporters.He said his leadership will empower the youth to develop the private sector as a means of stimulating the national economy, with the key objective of creating more jobs in line with the objectives of the proposed District Corporation.He said during his incumbency as “your lawmaker, rehabilitation of feeder roads will be a top priority under our leadership. When we rehabilitate our community roads, transportation cost will be minimized and the living standards of our people will be greatly enhanced.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lusignan massacre victims remembered

first_img10th anniversaryThe 11 victims of the Lusignan massacre which occurred 10 years ago were on Friday remembered at an inter-faith service coordinated by the Indian Action Committee (IAC).The Tenth Anniversary Memorial Service saw attendance of members of the Lusignan community, Government officials, Opposition members and families of the victims. Commemorated with hymns, bajans and recitals from the Quran, the gathering was sombre.In the feature address, Former Chairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission, Bishop Juan Edghill, spoke on the strength of the Lusignan community, considering the irreconcilable damage that has been done to the community.Edghill alluded to a statement made by President David Granger at a GDFA section of the gathering at the Remembrance Service at Lusignan, ECD on Fridayconference on January 25, where he expressed the need for inquiries and investigations to be done of past deaths of a particular era.Edghill said he welcomes this initiative, “The country needs to know what happened here. This country needs to know who are the intellectual authors of what transpired here. I look forward to an independent inquiry that is not directed by political influences,” he added.Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton highlighted the resilience of residents of the Lusignan community. In an expression of sympathy, the minister stated, “Overcoming pain is one thing, but living or coping with pain is another thing. That you continue to do, (and) for this I admire you.”The memorial concluded with prayers from the three major religions in the country.RecapIn the wee hours of January 26, 2008, gunmen armed with rifles and shotguns invaded five homes and killed almost all of their occupants. Those killed were: Shazam Mohamed; Clarence Thomas; his son Ron, 11, and daughter Vanessa, 12; Mohandai Gourdat, 32, and her two children: Seegobin, four years old, and Seegopaul Harilall, 10; Shalem Baksh, 52; Rooplall Seecharan, 56, his daughter Raywattie Ramsingh, 11, and his wife Dhanrajie, called ‘Sister’, 52.Those injured in the ordeal were Howard Thomas 19; Nadir Mohamed, 48, and Roberto Thomas, five years old. The motive of the vicious attack is still unclear; however, the actions were claimed by the notorious killer Rondell ‘Fine Man’ Rawlins, who is now dead.The IAC has since held a memorial service every year for the victims of the brutal attack.last_img read more

Reports – QPR table £1.6m bid for Guingamp midfielder

first_img Younousse Sankhare in action for Guingamp 1 QPR have tabled a £1.6m bid for Guingamp midfielder Younousse Sankhare, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.R’s boss Harry Redknapp has been busy in the transfer market this week, securing deals for Jordon Mutch and Mauricio Isla, and he is now keen to get Sankhare on board at Loftus Road.The 24-year-old, who started out at Paris Saint-Germain, was a virtual ever-present for Guingamp last term and picked up a Coupe de France winner’s medal in May.Capped at under-21 level by France, Sankhare is highly regarded at Guingamp and it is believed QPR will have to up their offer to bring him to west London.last_img

GAA NEWS: THOMAS HARTNETT OUTSTANDING FOR DUNGLOE U16 HURLERS IN WIN OVER AODH RUADH

first_imgDungloe GAA News:Congratulations to Damien McShea Loughsalt on winning the club lotto prize of 3,100 euro. Next week’s jackpot starts back at 1,000. This week’s 5 x 20 euro winners were Karen Bonner Craghy, Faye Coughlan Cruit, Brid McDevitt Braade, Sharon McKelvy Cronashallog & Anne L Sweeney Cronashallog.CLG An Clochan Liath are hosting the Og Sport competition next Saturday 11th July. We need help with stewarding, umpires, getting goals ready, setting out pitbhes, making teas etc. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could help out.Ulster final ticket info- strictly members only. U16 tickets available (€5) for McGrane, Eastern stand and terrace. Student tickets in terrace only. Adult and OAP available in all areas. Please indicate preference for seated or terrace, Adult /OAP/student/U16. Text application only to Adrian 0868591071 by Wednesday 8th July at 9pm. The u16 hurlers travelled to Ballyshannon tonight to play aodh rua. Conditions were perfect. Dungloe trailed at half time by 2.03 to 2.05with great goals by darren o donnell and jack green and some well scored frees by Matthew O Donnell won by james hartnett. Odhran Mcgonagle and Thomas hartnett were outstanding at full back and centre back.The second half was just as tough and closely contested with the minor board chairman Eugene mcgarvey hopping from foot to foot and the sides  swapped scores regularly. Padraig sweeney netted twice and Harry noble and Matthew o Donnell once with Harry and Matthew and Jack also scoring nice points from play . Ballyshannon always seemed to maintain their slight half time advantage and Dungloe were foiled on 3/4 occasions by great saves from the bShannon keeper. It was another terrific game with Dungloe just coming out on the wrong side in a scoreline of 6.6 to 5.12. Dungloe also had a great shot from Padraig sweeney hammer off the crossbar.The team were, Philip Rodgers, Brendan Boyle odhran Mcgonagle, Lochlainn o Dea, David hanlon Thomas hartnett Nicholas Whereley, Kyle wiggins Matthew o donnell, darren o donnell, Padraig sweeney, Harry noble, jack greene, James hartnett.Man of match was Thomas hartnettHard luck to our minor team who were beaten by a hungrier & better Ardara team this evening in Dungloe on a score line of Dungloe Na Rossa 1-14 Ardara 3-10. This will go to a third game where both teams will battle it out to go into the next round. Good luck to Eugene and all the players.Senior and reserve games are rescheduled to play on the 26th JulyGAA NEWS: THOMAS HARTNETT OUTSTANDING FOR DUNGLOE U16 HURLERS IN WIN OVER AODH RUADH was last modified: July 7th, 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

29 CALL-CENTRE WORKERS OFFERED A TOTAL OF €68,500 BETWEEN THEM

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: The 30 workers at the Donegal call-centre which was told to close yesterday have been offered a total of just €68,500 between 29 workers, Donegal Daily can reveal.The workers have been told they must either accept or reject the offer which was made through KPMG this morning.The workers have been told they have a noon deadline to accept the offer which works out at just more than €2,000 each. The workers at Assetco Manage Services in Buncrana are now meeting to discuss their options.They have also appealed for anybody who may be able to offer them legal advise to contact them.One worker told us “That is all they think we are worth. Many of us have been here since 2006 and worked very hard for this company.“We are being told to take this miserly offer or leave it. That’s what they have told us. “We need help. We don’t want to sign anything in case we leave ourselves exposed.” 29 CALL-CENTRE WORKERS OFFERED A TOTAL OF €68,500 BETWEEN THEM was last modified: November 14th, 2012 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

10K in memory of all those who have passed away

first_imgA 10k event to provide an opportunity to those who wish to run/walk in memory of those who have passed away or indeed are presently suffering will be held once again with November 20th being this year’s date .November historically and traditionally is a period which we in Ireland indeed internationally have set aside to remember loved ones that have died .The thinking is clearly an attempt to remember to do something meaningful to raise funds for a relevant charity of ones choice or alternatively just sign the white boards,a wall of Remembrance in memory of .Registration is 10 euro each or €30 for a family of 4. The venue and race /walk route is from the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar start time 11 am with pre registration by dropping in to Finn Valley Centre in the weeks previous or simply enter on the day.The course which is fast and flat takes in the scenic surrounds of Drumboe Forest returning to Ballybofey via Glenfinn Road to finish on the Valley track . In addition to the money raised for charity which is an individual/ family decision the registration fee goes towards underage athletics to support same and purchase sportshall equipment.Additionally a draw will be made on the day to decide a preferred group for a donation from the run funds in recent years it was St Vincent De Paul and Caolan Melaugh fund. In a way its a link with the past and supporting the future a novel social event with encouragement to family groups to come along run ,walk,jog.There will be refreshments of course afterwards . Facebook site Remembrance 10k /facebook why not log in Like and Share. Enquiries if required to finnvalley1@gmail.com. 10K in memory of all those who have passed away was last modified: October 6th, 2016 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