Aubameyang mocks rivals Spurs after shock Carabao Cup loss at Colchester

first_imgPIERRE-EMERICK Aubameyang has ripped into Spurs over their Carabao Cup humiliation by Colchester – and Arsenal fans love it.Mauricio Pochrettino’s team were dumped out by the League Two side on penalties after a goalless draw, continuing their wretched form that has seen them slump to seventh in the Premier League.Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura were the unlucky pair to miss from 12 yards as Spurs fell at the first hurdle of a competition that they reached the final of only seven months ago.2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had fun at Spurs’ expenseThey’ve also made a stuttering start to their Champions League campaign, chucking away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Greek side Olympiakos last week.And Aubameyang has joined in with the general good cheer amongst Gunners fans at the plight of their great rivals by “liking” a post from a supporter on Instagram that said: “Like if you’re laughing at Spurs.”The Gabon forward has made a brilliant start to his season, netting six goals in six league games during the Gunners’ solid if unremarkable first half-dozen games.Unai Emery’s team travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Monday looking to break their duck on a ground where they haven’t won in the league since 2006.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneTottenham meanwhile are preparing to face Southampton as they attempt to kick-start their season.Following their shocking loss to the League Two side, Pochettino conceded that a lack of harmony within the dressing room is contributing to his team’s troubles.He said: “Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra. It’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad.”2Saturday Premier League preview including Sheffield United vs Liverpool and Everton vs Man Citylast_img read more

Miller hails bowlers after Scorpions win – Jamaica beat Windwards by 41 runs at Sabina Park

first_img WICKET TAKERS SCOREBOARD Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who for the most part bowled in tandem with Miller, also played a part by taking three for 17. The other wicket to fall was accounted for by debutant fast bowler Reynard Leveridge. Wicketkeeper batsman Sunil Ambis, who was the joint top scorer in the Windwards’ first innings did not bat due to an injury. The win was the Scorpions’ first of the season after losing their opener last weekend away to defending champions Guyana Jaguars. “It was a fighting effort, and I must congratulate the lads,” said Miller, who is in his second match as captain. “I am happy that we won the game, and I am happy for the bowlers. “I am, however, not happy with the batsmen. They need to take it up on themselves and improve, as at this level the type of batting performances we are displaying are not acceptable.” Liam Sebastien, captain of the Windwards, who are now losing their second match in a row, described his team’s batting display as atrocious. “Its inexcusable having to score about 100 runs to win and getting bowled out for 60-odd,” he bemoaned. “It’s a game that we should have won having put ourselves in a good position to win. Jamaica will next host Barbados Pride at Sabina Park starting on Friday. Spinner Nikita Miller has hailed the character shown by the Jamaica Scorpions in their 41 runs win over the Windward Islands Volcanoes in the Digicel WICB Regional Four-day Championship action at Sabina Park yesterday. Resuming the day on 92 for two for a 38 runs lead, and needing most things to go right, Jamaica were led to victory via a spirited and fighting bowling and fielding display. This was, however, after their batsmen, almost made victory improbable. Starting with overnight batsmen John Campbell, not out on 43, and Jermaine Blackwood, not out 16, Jamaica progressed to – at one stage, 121 without further loss, and was eyeing potentially a healthy second innings lead. However, in the space of 36 runs, they were bowled out for 157. Campbell, who made 32 in the first innings went on to lead all batters with 67, while Blackwood fell for a second-best score of 27. This left the Windwards with a victory target of 106 runs, but in one of their worse batting displays, they were dismissed for 64 in the post-lunch session. Leading the way for Jamaica was Miller, who picked up five for 22, a performance, which gave him the Man of the Match award. SCORPIONS 1st Innings 151 VOLCANOES 1st Innings 205 SCORPIONS 2nd Innings (overnight 92 for two) J Campbell lbw b Edward 67 T Griffith lbw b Mayers 22 D Thomas b Mayers 9 J Blackwood c Johnson b Edward 27 A McCarthy c Sebastien b Edward 1 +C Walton c Johnson b Edward 14 D Green c wkp Robinson b Matthew 2 D Jacobs c Johnson b Edward 3 *N Miller c Johnson b Edward 4 O Thomas c Smith b Johnson 0 R Leveridge not out 2 Extras (b4, lb2, nb2) TOTAL (all out, 61.1 overs) 159 Fall of wickets: 1-53, 2-75, 3-121, 4-126, 5-138, 6-144, 7-149, 8-153, 9-157, 10-159. Bowling: Shillingford 11-0-52-0 (nb1), Johnson 6.1-2-14-1, Matthew 13-5-22-1, Mayers 16-2-45-2, Edward 15-3-20-6. VOLCANOES 2nd Innings (target: 106 runs) D Smith c Griffith b Miller 19 T Theophile c Thomas b Leveridge 0 +J Robinson c Griffith b Miller 5 K Hodge lbw b Jacobs 9 *L Sebastien lbw b Miller 0 K Mayers not out 15 S Shillingford c Leveridge b Miller 0 M Matthew lbw b Miller 8 D Johnson c wkp Walton b Jacobs 5 L Edward c Griffith b Jacobs 1 S Ambris ret. out 0 Extras (w2) 2 TOTAL (all out, 27 overs) 64 Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-21, 3-31, 4-35, 5-35, 6-36, 7-51, 8-58, 9-64, 10-64. Bowling: Thomas 5-2-9-0, Leveridge 4-1-11-0, Miller 9-2-22-5, Green 1-0-5-0, Jacobs 8-2-17-3 Result: Scorpions won by 41 runs. Points: Scorpions 16.2, Volcanoes 5.2. Man-of-the-Match: Nikita Miller.last_img read more

Milan, Turin, Cortina to launch joint bid for 2026 Olympics

first_imgCarpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Snowboarding, biathlon, freestyle and Nordic skiing would be staged in the Valtellina region, which is between Milan and Cortina.Other possible candidates for the 2026 Olympics are: Stockholm; Erzurum, Turkey; Calgary, Canada; and Sapporo, Japan.International Olympic Committee members will pick the host in Milan in October 2019.Two years ago, Italy was forced to suspend Rome’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics because of staunch opposition from the city’s mayor.It was the second time in four years a Rome bid was withdrawn or suspended. In 2012, then-premier Mario Monti scrapped the city’s bid for the 2020 Olympics because of financial concerns.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Routine win Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, however, has criticized the decision and says that while his city would still be willing to host Olympic events, it will not be involved in the governance of the bid.According to CONI’s ‘Olympic Masterplan’, Milan will host four events: curling, women’s ice hockey, short track speed skating and figure skating.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cortina would have the same number of competitions, with the sliding sports (bobsleigh, skeleton and luge) and Alpine skiing, while the Nordic combined and ski jumping would be held in nearby Val di Fiemme.Speed skating and men’s ice hockey would take place in Turin, with slalom Alpine skiing in nearby Sestriere. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2006 file photo, the Mole Antoneliana, left, Turin’s most famous landmark, is backdropped by the Alps, in Turin, northern Italy. Italy will launch a three-city bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Turin and Cortina. The Italian Olympic Committee announced the move on Wednesday Aug. 1, 2018, having decided a joint bid was more cost effective. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca, file)MILAN— Italy will launch a three-city bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Turin and Cortina.The Italian Olympic Committee announced the move on Wednesday, having decided a joint bid was more cost effective. It was unanimously voted for by the CONI board.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Ebola Has Negatively Affected Revenue Performance

first_imgThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) says the Ebola crisis has unfavorably affected revenue collection in the country.Addressing the LRA’s maiden press conference in Monrovia last Friday, the Commissioner General Mrs. Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, said the Ebola crisis undermined revenue collection in July and August.The LRA boss disclosed that the authority had benchmarked itself to collect US$122 million in the first quarter of 2014, but exceeded its benchmark and collected over US$124 million, about US$2.6 million in excess.She, however, noted that the targeted collection declined in July during which time the LRA collected only 35% [US$43.4 million] of its target.Performance dipped further in August from 35% to 28% [US$34.7 million] in August. Performance level meanwhile recorded growth in September rising to 37% [US$45.8 million].For grants, Commissioner General Tamba said the LRA was to collect US$13 million but only US$12.6 million came into the country due to certain trackers that were not met by the government or a particularly Ministry that is responsible for it.Mrs. Tamba called on government to invest more in the LRA as an institution in order to strengthen it to collect needed revenues to finance development projects across the country.According to her, government needs to invest more in the LRA as an institution, because the institution has two components, the human assets and the pie assets.  And “We believe with that kind of investment which we anticipate, we will have an increased tax motivation and integrity of staff improvement.”The LRA Commissioner General told newsman that the revenue collected by the entity is used directly by the government to fund public services to benefit all citizens including residents and non-residents as well as legal and non-legal “because government uses them to provide some basic services, such as, building schools, medical services, electricity, good road facilities.”Commissioner General Tamba re-emphasized the government’s need to exert more effort in attracting investors into the country through tax reforms, if it wants to achieve economic growth and enhance the people’s standard of living. “As our target,” she said, “we seek to execute our mandate effectively; we look, we own and want you to judge us, as we go along in executing the revenue code fairly; and that [commits]   the revenue administrators, the citizens and residents and all stakeholders to certain basic rights and responsibilities,” she told journalists. LRA is responsible for the administration of taxes and customs duties in Liberia. The main function is the assessment, collection and remittance to Government of taxes and duties due under the Act it administers, she declared.“Our goal is to optimize revenue mobilization for national development through the delivery of quality service to taxpayers and other stakeholders. We therefore urge our taxpayers to comply voluntarily by declaring and paying all taxes and duties appropriately.”Mrs. Tamba added that the vision of LRA is to be a world class revenue administration,  recognized for professionalism, integrity and excellence. “Our mission is to mobilize revenue for national development in a transparent, fair, effective and efficient manner.”“As part of our modernization programme,” she continued,  “LRA pledges to implement more modern and innovative strategies to enhance revenue collection.The Commissioner General used the occasion to encourage all taxpayers and the general public to honor their tax obligations for better roads, improved electricity, education, health services and provision of other amenities to the people of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Oscars finish 19th at volleyball provincials

first_imgThe Oscars played their round robin games against David Thompson, Steveston London, and Prince George. They lost the games by scores of 25-20, 25-17, and 25-19, 25-13, and 25-22, 25-21 respectively.In the playoffs the Oscars took on Mount Baker. NPSS fell in the game 25-16, 25-16, and 31-29.- Advertisement –last_img

Gor’s Kerr named Coach of the Month for June

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia Dylan Kerr receives an award from Fidelity Insurance representative Elizabeth Wamae. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, July 24 – Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr was on Tuesday feted as the June Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month after guiding the Kenyan Premier League champions to five wins that month.Kerr was unanimously voted by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Football Commission after going unbeaten that month, winning all the five games played scoring 15 goals, and conceding only one to collect the maximum 15 points. With the award, the Briton was awarded a trophy and Sh75,000 from title sponsors Fidelity Insurance.Fidelity Insurance’s Elizabeth Wamae signing the cheque. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKerr, who was caught by surprise acknowledged the brilliant work being done by his backroom staff and his players in general.“Honestly when I came here I did not know that it was me getting this award. I have to say thank you to the technical staff who have been amazing during this period. They have helped me a great deal, that is why we are here,” the Briton said.“My players too have been amazing, and I can’t take that away from them. No matter who is selected, they have done a brilliant job and that is why we are getting these results,’ Kerr said,” he added.Gor started the month with a 4-0 drubbing over Wazito FC, then thrashed Nzoia Sugar 3-1 in Kisumu.Gor Mahia players with head coach Dylan Kerr. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe run-away KPL champions then swept aside Ulinzi Stars 2-0 before blanking Posta Rangers 5-0. They ended the month with a 1-0 win over Sony Sugar.“We respected every opponent we faced in the month of June and all I can say is that teamwork and dedication helped us grind the results. Despite taking part in many competitions and playing a match after every three days, we are happy to have won all our fixtures,” Kerr revealed.Kerr was nominated alongside Sofapaka tactician John Baraza but the K’Ogalo was unanimously voted the football writers after guiding his unbeated team to 52 points from 20 matches.This is Kerr’s second accolade as K’Ogalo coach, having picked his maiden award in September 2017.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kane rages at ref, Spain halt England feel-good factor

first_img“In the big moments you need the referee to stay strong, but unfortunately he has bottled it,” said Kane.“Big moments you need a firm referee who don’t, under the pressure, get wrong decisions, basically.”However, England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his side weren’t good enough as Spain bounced back from Marcus Rashford’s opener to go ahead before half-time through Saul Niguez and Rodrigo.Despite the joy at reaching the last four in Russia, England have now lost three consecutive games for the first time in 30 years.“We have to accept Spain were better than us for long periods of the game,” said Southgate.“Their retention of the ball was top class. We were a bit disjointed in our pressing, but even when you press well against them they have some wonderful players.“We aren’t able to do that when teams press high against us yet.”England’s Luke Shaw was stretchered off with a head injury © AFP / Glyn KIRKThere was some relief for England, though, as left-back Luke Shaw confirmed he is fine after being stretchered off early in the second half with a nasty head injury.– Fast start –Kane was presented with his Golden Boot for being top scorer at the World Cup amid a buoyant atmosphere before kick-off that continued with a fast start from the hosts, thanks in large part to the unfortunate Shaw.The Manchester United left-back was making his first international start in three years after battling back from a broken leg and loss of form in the past two seasons.Kane released Shaw free down the left on 11 minutes and his teasing cross curled perfectly into the path of Rashford to slot past United team-mate De Gea.However, the England fans had barely retaken their seats by the time Spain levelled two minutes later when Saul swept home Rodrigo’s cross.– De Gea denies England –England’s strength at set-pieces was one of the key factors for their success at the World Cup, but they were easily outdone for the winner by a simple Thiago Alcantara free-kick that Rodrigo slotted home at the near post.De Gea had been labelled as one of the main culprits for Spain’s poor showing in being knocked out by the hosts at the last 16 in Russia as he made just one save in the whole competition.However, the United ‘keeper produced the sort of stunning save he does routinely at club level to deny Rashford an instant equaliser with a powerful header from point-blank range.“I am especially happy about De Gea’s performance,” said Enrique.“We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he’s showed that for many years in the Premier League. We are talking about a player of a top level.”The second period had barely begun when Shaw suffered a sickening blow to the head as he clashed with Dani Carvajal.A five-minute stoppage ensued as Shaw was carefully carried from the field on a stretcher and with an oxygen mask strapped around his face.England, though, finished the stronger and only De Gea with two more stunning saves from Rashford and the referee denied them at least a share of the points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000‘Bottled it’: England players surround Dutch referee Danny Makkelie for ruling out a late equaliser by Danny Welbeck © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 8 – Harry Kane raged at Dutch referee Danny Makkelie for ruling out a late equaliser as Spain punctured England’s post World Cup euphoria by winning 2-1 at Wembley to hand coach Luis Enrique a winning start in the Nations League.In their first game since reaching the semi-finals in Russia, England were denied a point when Makkelie awarded a foul in favour of Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea for minimal contact with Danny Welbeck.last_img read more

‘Piggy-back’ Keita third Liverpool star hurt in Africa

first_imgA Guinean official confirmed to AFP that Keita, who joined Liverpool during the close season from RB Leipzig, had injured a hamstring but gave no further details.The 2019 Cup of Nations qualifier at the Stade Nyamirambo in Rwandan capital Kigali finished 1-1, depriving leaders Guinea of qualification with two matchdays to spare.Salah scored direct from a corner last Friday, but had to be substituted just before full-time as Egypt defeated eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) 4-1 in Cairo.Mane suffered his injury while helping Senegal outclass Sudan 3-0 in Dakar 24 hours later.Liverpool, third in the English Premier League behind Manchester City and Chelsea on goal difference, are away to third-from-bottom Huddersfield Town this Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Keita joined Liverpool from RB Leipzig earlier this year © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONKIGALI, Rwanda, Oct 16 – Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita had to be piggy-backed off the field by a Guinean team-mate Tuesday after hurting a hamstring because no stretcher was available in a Rwandan stadium.He was the third Anfield star to be injured on Africa Cup of Nations duty after attackers Mohamed Salah (strained thigh muscle) and Sadio Mane (broken thumb) since last Friday.last_img read more

La Masia continues to produce great goals

first_imgThat Barcelona academy is not bad, is it?La Masia, has produced, among others, Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta and the future continues to look bright.Check out this Aleví A (ages 11-12) goal against Cornellà.last_img

No prison for man in oil-for-food scandal

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ “I’d like to apologize to the United Nations for my participation in the case,” said Dionissiev, who moved to the United States from Bulgaria 16 years ago. In all, 10 people and five companies have been charged in connection with schemes to cheat the oil-for-food program, which ran from 1996 to 2003. The program let the Iraqi government sell oil primarily to buy humanitarian goods. center_img NEW YORK – A Houston oil trader with a minor role in the United Nations’ oil-for-food scandal will not go to prison after admitting wrongdoing, a judge said Thursday. Ludmil Dionissiev, 61, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a smuggling charge for helping bring Iraqi oil into the United States in January 2001. In sentencing Dionissiev to two years of probation and ordering him to pay a $5,000 fine, U.S. District Judge Denny Chin called him the “least culpable” of those charged. Before he was sentenced, Dionissiev apologized, saying he knew what he was doing was wrong when he committed his crime. He said it was the “biggest mistake” of his life. last_img read more