Liverpool go 40 unbeaten, chasing Arsenal’s 49

first_imgFirmino celebrates a great goal. PHOTO LFC MEDIA Arsenal (49) Chelsea (40) Liverpool (40)Firmino ‘worldie’ secures another late Liverpool win at WolvesWolverhampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed another moment of magic from Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian’s late winner opened up a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Wolves on Thursday.The European champions’ now 14-game winning streak in the league seemed set to end as Raul Jimenez cancelled out Jordan Henderson’s early opener.Liverpool were even grateful to goalkeeper Alisson Becker for not falling behind in the second half.However, like crucial victories against Leicester, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace earlier in the campaign, Liverpool left it late to snatch another vital three points in their quest to end a 30-year wait to win the title as Firmino smashed home six minutes from time.“You just have to find a way to win and have someone who makes the perfect decision and that was Bobby again,” said Klopp.“A worldie I would say from Bobby, a super goal.”Liverpool, who now have 22 wins in 23 league games this season, also have a game in hand over second-placed Manchester City to come.However, victory could still come at a cost as Mane hobbled off with a hamstring injury in the first half.“We don’t know exactly (the severity of the injury). He felt something in the hamstring,” added Klopp, whose side are also still in the hunt for the FA Cup and Champions League.Defeat leaves Wolves still six points off the top four in seventh, but Nuno Espirito Santo’s side showed why they are on form the most likely challengers to fourth-placed Chelsea for a place in next season’s Champions League.“It was a fantastic game of football,” said Nuno. “We have to keep going and keep getting stronger.”Nuno’s one regret from his side’s display was the manner of the opening goal. Set-pieces have been one of the keys to Liverpool’s success and a well-worked corner got the visitors off to a flying start as Henderson headed home.Matt Doherty should have levelled shortly afterwards before Liverpool’s threat on the counter-attack was curtailed when Mane pulled up.The Senegalese’s absence for a few weeks is unlikely to sway the momentum of the title race, but he could now be a doubt for the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League last 16 tie at Atletico Madrid next month.Jimenez and Adama Traore were left on the bench when the sides met in late December just two days after they had scored in a thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester City and Wolves’ two most dangerous attacking weapons made a huge difference.“Traore is pretty much unplayable,” added Klopp.“Not only on the wing any more, but he keeps the ball, holds the ball and sets up goals.”The Spaniard’s pace was too much for a Liverpool defence that had kept seven consecutive Premier League clean sheets to handle six minutes after the break.Traore’s run down the right pulled Van Dijk out of the centre of the defence and his pinpoint cross found Jimenez to bullet home his 20th goal of the season.That was the first goal Alisson had conceded in the league for two months and the Brazilian had to be at his best to then turn a Traore drive to safety and stand up bravely to block from Jimenez.Firmino looked to have missed the chance to claim all three points when he fired into Patricio’s legs with just the Portuguese number one to beat.But he quickly made amends with a thumping finish from Henderson’s pass.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

The Zidane doubts on the left

first_imgThe Real Madrid leaves his infernal week, the first leg against the City and the Classic, without making clear who is the owner of the left white side. Mendy he had done with the headline vitola, cornering Marcelo, and Zidane protected him in the Ciutat de Valencia to avoid a possible yellow that would have cost him the penalty (for being the fifth) against Barcelona. Everything seemed to indicate that he would repeat the title he held in the Champions League against the other Mendy, but Zidane offered eleven to the world one hour and ten minutes before the Classic … and the one that was was Marcelo. An amazing decision especially seen the discreet performance of the Brazilian in the defeat against Levante and that he was generating a certain connection with Hazard, but Hazard is gone. Also that Mendy, who praises his defensive consistency, deep down has had to ‘cut’ when pulling up. This was confessed by the French international last week on RMTV. “In Lyon he defended less and attacked more”. Just the opposite of the image that is being generated now in Madrid.The Classic, despite the initial surprise of its alignment, served Marcelo to generate one of those images that change states of opinion. As if to the veteran Madrid side I would have grown a third lung, he won a race to Messi with 1-0 and in the 72nd minute he finished lifting the Bernabéu. For the action itself and for the celebration of the side itself, which raised its fist as if it had scored a goal. Shortly after, the datum on television showed it in figures. Messi: 29.5 kilometers per hour of top speed. Marcelo: 30.9 km / h. Vinicius to protect the backA moral victory of Marcelo sustained in a tactical plan of Zidane who protected him, paradoxically, with Vinicius. The instruction came from the bench, and Vini complied He stole up and back. Five recoveries, even more than Marcelo himself (three). He was also attentive to the toppings. A work to which Zidane gave merit. “It was very good also in defense, that’s what I want, we have to defend all.”The result of everything is that the position of three is the most discussed of the whole team. Mendy has played more minutes (1,608 ‘) but Zidane refuses to clearly proclaim a headline, especially with Marcelo’s weight (1,437 ‘) in the dressing room and his ancestry among the fans. Be that as it may, Mendy or Marcelo, the left side has no owner.last_img read more

Majesty Gardens, Conscious United in INSPORTS Community play-offs

first_imgMajesty Gardens New Creation and Conscious United captured the last two spots in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) All-Island Community Football League in the Corporate Area. The Majesty Gardens team edged Conscious 1-0 in a preliminary-round decider at Excelsior Primary School last Sunday. The winners came out on top in the group ahead of Conscious, but both teams qualified for the play-offs, which is scheduled to begin on January 10, 2016. The Kingston qualifiers are: Selassie Gardens, Cookhorn Lane, Harbour View, Woodford Strikers, Majesty New Creation, Conscious United, Caribbean Strikers, and Progressive Strikers. In the St Andrew zone, the last eight include: Sandy Park, Ayshire, Crook Street, Likkle Africa, Pembroke Hall Upsetters, Whitehall, Stadium Gardens, and Nannyville Youths. For the matchups, the games are: Stadium Gardens vs Ayshire at 1 p.m., Pembroke Hall Upsetters vs Likkle Africa at 3 p.m. (both games to be played at Excelsior Primary), Crook Street vs Whitehall at 1 p.m., Sandy Park vs Nannyville Youths at 3 p.m. at Stadium East Complex. Caribbean Strikers vs Cookhorn Lane at 1 p.m., Majesty New Creation vs Woodford Park at Tinson Pen playing field, Harbour View vs Conscious United at 1 p.m., and Selassie Gardens vs Progressive Youths at 3 p.m. at Payne Land playing field. The winners of each game will advance to the next stage of the competition.last_img read more

Elections in Guyana!

first_imgDear Editor,With each passing day, the excessively vulgar behaviour of the now illegal Granger-led APNU/AFC clan is becoming more and more frontal in adding to Guyana’s constitutional crisis. In the face of amazed global and international observers, the cabal continues to demonstrate its lack of concern for the democratic observance and rights of the majority of the citizens while effectively defacing the nation’s image. The APNU/AFC coalition has taken to displaying a heightened pretence of concern while abusing the nation’s public purse. This is only because the Opposition Leader’s No-Confidence Motion (NCM) has driven them in this direction.The sequence of events leading up to this embarrassing fiasco indicates the extant characteristic, defiant and abusive nature of the cabal, for which the majority of citizens have long demonstrated a loss of confidence. Their previous and current actions place no holds on the abundance of radicalism and unlawful dictatorship that they attempt to force, while illegally occupying the seat of Government.Guyanese are experiencing serious survival difficulties associated with the sky-rocking cost of living due to impositions of a laden tax system, escalating scary and dangerous crime situations, while people cannot provide the basics for their children’s education and healthcare. We are now witnessing substantial fraudulent giveaway of State lands to persons reflecting a significant conflict of interests in the instance of SARA and other public persons that is most worrying. Further, this entire nation is in tension, as our people live under an illegal and unconstitutional regime.At the time of penning this letter, it was plain for all to see that President Granger, who now has the responsibility of ensuring elections are held within 90 days in keeping with Section 106 (7) of the Constitution, remains in his go-slow mode. He still had not responded to the Leader of the Opposition’s acceptance to his invitation to meet on the urgent critical matter of appointing a new Chairman of the GECOM, urged by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).From the top-heavy self-aggrandising APNU/AFC Government officials to the many bullish agents of the cabal, there is a wickedly utilised approach of de-stabilising Local Government Areas where the Government lost support so they suffer the population. It is also clear that the Government knew all along that their abuse of the people was intolerable and that they became illegal with the passing of the NCM on December 21, 2018. Mr Harmon and Mr Nagamootoo at the recent Bartica Public meeting affirmed that the Government was very clear that their case at the CCJ had no basis, but yet continued to deliberately frustrate our democracy and the nation while spending lavishly and creating further debts.The Government’s resistance to the CCJ’s rulings is an outright assault on our democracy. On one side, the Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo’s call for “war” is inciting and most worrying, and this would be confirmed by the older population that the PNC never wants to adhere to free and fair elections. On the other, President Granger’s slurs, together with the rants of the senior APNU/AFC Ministers in their open criticisms and rejection of the CCJ and against the acceptance of the CCJ decisions, is most distasteful and unacceptable.As it turns out, the PNC/APNU/AFC has been forced to accept that the former Chairman of GECOM, Justice Retired James Patterson had to go. It was indeed silly to know that President Granger was questioning the ruling of the CCJ, on the ruling that Chairman Patterson was not properly appointed.The fact that the CCJ ruled in favour of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM), makes it clear that we will have to get Regional and National Elections within ninety days. With the ongoing lack of urgency and due diligence given by the President regarding the CCJ’s advised consultations with the Leader of the Opposition, the resulting unwarranted delays make it absolutely clear that time-bound directions must emerge in the CCJ’s consequential orders.Given the posture adopted and publicly demonstrated by the President, however, these orders, critically, should pave the way for the immediate appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission and the time schedules for the organisation to hold free and fair elections within the time established by the Guyana Constitution. Obviously, with all of the increasing waste of time and taxpayers’ monies in this respect by the Government, it is understandable that the Leader of the Opposition has signalled his party’s decision of not going back to the National Assembly to grant additional time.Over the last three years, it has been really painful to follow the poor performances of Guyana ‘PNC’ Attorney General Basil Williams. Most disgraceful is his recent lies and misrepresentations to the eminent Judges of the CCJ. We are indeed ashamed as citizens to be receiving related calls from people in the diaspora, and worst of all, to listen to them talking about the incompetent Basil Williams.It is indeed heartening to hear that the Leader of the Opposition, Former President Bharrat Jagdeo, is willing to reach with President Granger albeit, on a daily basis in order to resolve the appointment of a Chairman of GECOM. Further appreciated are his stance and urgings by the diplomatic community to all stakeholders to respect the CCJ’s rulings. The mirrored willingness of civil society, in particular, the Private Sector body, is also most welcoming and demonstrative. Indeed, the CCJ’s ruling, so far, is final and the highest in the land, which must now be followed up with specific timelines to stop this blatant bullying and illegality.It is clear that the coalition Government will only respond to pressure and they have no respect for the Constitution and the highest court of law. As the wanton, rampant thieving, and unlawful spending continues, our people are boiling up. It is of note that the coalition Government lawyers alluded to the massive spending by GECOM to train nine thousand enumerators in preparation for House-to-House Registration and this is very serious. This column already hinted at the significant wastage and non-accountability at GECOM. All of the monies being spent on the enumerators will achieve much less than will be acquired in one week of the Claims and Objections cycle in preparing the Preliminary Voters’ List.Inside sources at GECOM have already publically declared their readiness for holding Regional and National Elections and this is the only acceptable way forward. The CCJ must, therefore, assert themselves and rule, giving directives on the viable way forward for immediate efficacy in upholding constitutionally required elections in Guyana.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Jessica’s dad lobbies for law

first_imgLANCASTER – The father of Jessica Lunsford, the 9-year-old whose rape and slaying last year spurred calls for tougher sex-offender laws, came to Lancaster on Monday to help promote a state ballot initiative named for his daughter. Mark Lunsford joined state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster; Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster; Steve Ipsen, president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys; and Kansas lawmaker Patricia Kilpatrick in a round-table discussion to promote the Jessica’s Law initiative. The initiative will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot. “In every state there are cracks in the system that allows these people to assault our kids and get away with it,” Lunsford said. “I think all states should do more to protect our children.” Another key point is the GPS tracking system, supporters of the initiative said. “We have the technology to protect our kids,” said Ipsen, a deputy district attorney in the Antelope Valley. “It’s an incredible deterrent. We’ll be watching them.” The state of Kansas will be adopting its own version of Jessica’s Law next week. Supporters said they would like to see it adopted in all states. “It’s as close as we can get to containing this type of evil,” said Patricia Kilpatrick, who help spearhead the effort in Kansas to get the bill passed. Jessica Lunsford was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and slain in February 2005. Her body was found three weeks later in a grave about 150 yards from her home. Investigators arrested a known sex offender, John Evander Couey, for the crime. Couey, who has a criminal record with at least two dozen arrests, is facing trial this summer. Mark Lunsford created a foundation in his daughter’s memory and has traveled to 13 states and the District of Columbia to plead for tougher laws. Lunsford believes that at a minimum, states should adopt laws calling for 25 years to life for child rape; the use of GPS tracking; and penalties for those harboring someone who has committed a sexual offense. james.skeen@dailynews.com (661) 267-5743160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAmong its provisions are tougher sentencing guidelines for sex offenders, requirements that sex offenders convicted of felonies be monitored by global positioning satellite systems, lengthening parole terms, and adding five years for someone using drugs on their victim in committing a sex offense. The initiative is being sponsored by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Antelope Valley Republican husband-and-wife team of the Runners. “We were able to put on the ballot what we believe will be one of the strongest laws to protect children in the nation,” Sen. Runner said. In September, a legislative analyst’s report stated the costs for implementing the provisions in Jessica’s Law could grow to as much as $200 million annually over the next 10 years. Sen. Runner said he believes the cost will be closer to $100 million, in part because he believes there is a likelihood of GPS system costs going down as the technology becomes more prevalent. Assemblywoman Runner said a key provision of the initiative is that it will require a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to reduce the sentencing guidelines it contains. last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgTUESDAY Morning Hike, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades. Call (310) 391-5004. Sun Valley Neighborhood Council will meet, 6:30 p.m., Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale Ave. Call (818) 768-8342. Tarzana Neighborhood Council will meet, 7 p.m., Tarzana Elementary School, 5726 Topeka Drive. Call (818) 345-1966. 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more

DONEGAL GIRL ARLENE CROWNED NATIONAL U-15 PENTATHLON CHAMP

first_imgArlene (centre) with her goldLETTERKENNY schoolgirl Arlene Crossan staged a stunning comeback to win gold in the National U-15 Pentathlon in Tullamore.Arlene had trailed her nearest rival Shannon Sheehy (Cushinstown AC) going into the final event – the 8oom – by seven points.But she won the race by a big enough margin to take gold, and finish 45 points ahead. Letterkenny AC athlete Arlene was crowned The Woodie’s DIY Combined Events U-15 Champion, the event including the 80m hurdles, the long jump, the high jump, the shot and the 800m. DONEGAL GIRL ARLENE CROWNED NATIONAL U-15 PENTATHLON CHAMP was last modified: August 12th, 2013 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) Tags:Arlene CrossanDONEGAL GIRL ARLENE CROWNED NATIONAL U-15 PENTATHLON CHAMPWoodies championshiplast_img read more

Pictures of Tottenham’s new mega club shop, which is now Europe’s largest

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ BIG PRESENTS UP TOP The Grade II listed Warmington House has also been brought back and used for the museum Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 5 A more general view of the store 5 no dice targets Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Shirt printing takes place behind the restored old Tottenham & Edmonton Dispensary Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas statement revealed Tottenham Hotspur have now opened their club shop, which they boast to be the largest football club store in Europe, much to Arsenal fan’s amusement.Despite the fact the Premier League side’s redeveloped White Hart Lane stadium is not yet opened and potentially facing further delays until 2019, the shop is open for business as of Tuesday October 23. The store is the first part of the new ‘Tottenham Experience’ with further visitor attractions to follow once the stadium is fully complete, and it includes multiple modern features:Completely cashless and only accepts payments via bank cards or mobile pay100-seat auditorium area with a 36-screen video wall to host eventsVideo screens to show fans 3D visuals of potential shirt printingsPS4 consoles loaded with FIFA 19 to keep children entertainedSpurs have incorporated classic local architecture into the design of the shop in order to retain familiarity for the supporters who have been attending matches for several years. gameday cracker REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? OFF 5 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Spurs claim the 23,000 square foot area is the largest retail space of any football club in Europe. Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Latest Tottenham News The 100-seat auditorium area and video wall 5 5 punished The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019last_img read more

DESPERATE NORRIS IN DONEGAL VOTE BID

first_imgSENATOR David Norris – desperate to stand for election to the Presidency – is trying to win council support after being snubbed at the Oireachtas.Just nine members of the Dail and Seanad will support him.And now he’s decided to try to get four council nominations instead. Fingal Council has backed him and he will ask Donegal County Council on Monday.However sources says that he is unlikely to get the support of the council.DESPERATE NORRIS IN DONEGAL VOTE BID was last modified: September 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:david norris donegal council bidlast_img read more

WOMEN SENT FOR TRIAL ON €120,000 ARSON CHARGES

first_imgTWO women have been sent for trial on arson charges.Stacey Doran, who is 29 and from Ballybegley, Newtowncunningham, faced two charges when she appeared before Letterkenny District Court.She was accused of arson at Main Street, Newtowncunningham on April 15, 2011. She faced a second charge of arson at Colehill Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011.The second woman, Donna Kildea, who is 29 and from 483 Colehill, Newtowncunningham, is charged with arson at Colehill, Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011.Judge Paul Kelly remanded both women on bail, and referred the case to the next sitting of the Circuit Court in Letterkenny on January 28.Ms Kildea’s solicitor Ciaran O’Gorman applied for legal aid for counsel, saying that “these offences can attract a term of imprisonment of up to 14 years and in this case we are talking about damage caused of between €120,000 and €150,000.”Judge Kelly granted a similar request made by Ms Doran’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher.Both women signed €1,000 euro bail bonds and were released to appear at the circuit court later this month.WOMEN SENT FOR TRIAL ON €120,000 ARSON CHARGES was last modified: January 20th, 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) Tags:arsoncourtDistrict CourtletterkennyNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more