Kostas Manolas reminds Luis Suarez of Barcelona’s 3-0 loss against Roma in on field…

first_imgAdvertisement j17xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs39e8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezpx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ryv9cWould you ever consider trying this?😱7zCan your students do this? 🌚9r1fRoller skating! Powered by Firework Kostas Manolas reminded Luis Suarez of Barcelona’s 3-0 loss against AS Roma in the Champions League. It was one of the worst nights of European football in the history of Barcelona. The Catalan Giants were knocked out by AS Roma from the quarter final stage of the Champions League.Advertisement The Greek centre back Kostas Manolas who was a player AS Roma on that night reminded Luis Suarez of that night when these two players were engaged in an on field argument. Kostas Manolas currently joined for Napoli from AS Roma in this summer transfer window.Advertisement It was a preseason match between Barcelona and Napoli. Barcelona trashed Napoli in the match with a margin of 4-0. Luis Suarez scored the first goal of the match at the 48th minute of the match. Antoine Griezmann scored the second goal for the Catalan Giants at the 56th minute. Two minutes later, Luis Suarez netted his second goal. Ousmane Dembele scored the fourth goal for Barcelona at the 63rd minute of the match.Kostas Manolas’ side might have lost this preseason friendly match; but his side won that match in the Champions League by knocking out mighty Barcelona. This was certainly a big achievement for the Manolas and that’s why he reminded of the match to Luis Suarez.Advertisement Barcelona great Patrick Kluivert strongly touts Marcus Rashford for Barcelona move Advertisementlast_img read more

Tonga: Here for experience, exposure

first_imgWith no proper training facilities or town competition before the current Games, the Tongan women still manage to score points against their more experienced competitors in the competition.This is the first time Tonga has produced a hockey team for international or Oceania Hockey competitions.Team Tonga women’s hockey captain Vasi Feke told PNG Loop her team only had three months preparation for the Games and they needed more exposure at international matches such as this.Despite the code not being popular in Tonga, Feke said they decided to bring a team for hockey because they love sports.”Our game plan now is to get the experience and exposure to take back and better our team come the next Games,” Feke said.last_img read more

“It would be unfair for Barça to be champion, we were better”

first_imgThibaut Courtois, goalkeeper for Real Madrid and the Belgian national team, gave an interview to Belgian Public Television where he reviewed current issues such as the possible cancellation of the League in Spain and the COVID-19 pandemic: Current situation: “It seems that we will be examined on Wednesday (in the morning), to know if we have passed COVID-19 or not. And then, in theory, next week we can go individually to Valdebebas, but that does not mean training. That depends on what the club and the government decide. The only thing that is certain this week is that we will be examined. That is sure”. Concern about COVID-19: “Fear is not the exact word. I continue to visit my children. If I have not yet been infected, I can or can infect other people. There are cases of young and healthy people who have become infected, and of course there is concern. “About the League: “We are only two points from Barcelona and we can be champions, so it would be bad luck if the season is canceled. If it were decided in Spain that Barcelona is the champion, it would not seem fair to me. We have tied a game with them and we have won the other. We have proven to be a better team than them. We are two points behind, but I would not agree with that measure. In the case of Liverpool in England it would be different, I could understand it because I don’t know how many points they get in the second. I would like to end the season. Eleven games left, it is too early to decide the champion ”.End the season: “I think the season should be over, but of course safety comes first. Protective measures must be taken into account and 100% sure before playing again because you can be infected without symptoms. So you have to be careful who you are in contact with. What if there is a player from another computer infected? These are things to consider, but I would love to end the season. “last_img read more

New-look JC to face Calabar

first_imgJamaica College’s dominance of the Corporate Area Manning Cup competition over the past two seasons was dependent on a core of players that included their talisman and captain Junior Flemming, Rafiek Bryan, Sheldon McKoy, Kevin Blackwood, to name a few.Although the Old Hope Road-based school will have the bulk of their starting defenders such as Allando Brown, Chadwayne Johnson and Donovan Segree for the new season, they will have a new attacking core when they face Calabar High at the Montego Bay Sports Complex today at 2 p.m.”It was projected that we would have lost them (key players). But we always have good replacements, players who have come through the ranks and those who have stepped up.”We played the STETHS Cup and it showed they (players) have guts, determination and quality and we hope we continue growing as the season progresses,” coach Miguel Coley commented.Brown and Johnson will provide leadership and experience from behind. However, the midfield and the attacking units are still pretty young. But Coley’s focus is on going all the way for a third straight season.”We have players who are competent. We just need to guide them and give them the necessary confidence to go out and do the work.”I expect we will do very well in today’s opener, although it will be tough against Calabar I just want a good solid performance and a win would make me happy,” he said.Calabar’s Bradley Stewart who is in his second season at the school, expects his players to do much better than last year and a positive start, especially a win, is the result they need to kick-start their season.”It will be a challenge playing the defending champions as they were the best team (last season). We feel that we made improvements and we want to give ourselves a good chance of taking a good result.”And a good result would be not to lose. The best result would be to win, and we are going to try for the best possible result in every match,” he stated.”There is also additional motivation, as there is the anniversary of Calabar … on September 12. This is significant for us and there is no better time than now to boost activities of our founders’ day celebrations.Several other Manning Cup games will be contested in the corporate area today. The scheduled games are Holy Trinity vs St Mary’s College (Bell/Chung Oval), St Andrew Technical vs Penwood, Wolmer’s vs St Jago, Kingston College vs Camperdown (at Clovelly Park) and Waterford vs Jose Marti. All matches kick off at 3:30 p.m.last_img read more

Distributors, Marketers Frustrate Liberian Artists

first_imgNearly every distributor and marketer in Liberia illegally carry on copyright infringement of music, movies and other creative works- a LIB Life investigation has discovered.The investigation came after the death of veteran Liberian actor Karma Soko, who died a very poor man because his artistic right was illegally infringed.The pirated work is cheaper as a single music can be transferred from a computer to a phone for L$10, movie L$15 and the multi 10 in 1 disc L$100.The excess of foreign movies, especially Indian season movies on the Liberian market is the result of distributors and marketers illegally downloading these movies from the internet and extending it to more than 13 seasons. Most distributors and marketers that were interviewed during consented that foreign movies can be easily pirated, followed by Liberian comedian movies and music, which do not bear copyright stamps and therefore lack protection.During the investigation we noticed that most creative people exposed their work to pirates by sending the link for free download on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, thus making it easier for copyright infringement. Veteran Liberian artist and founder of the Liberia Visual Arts Academy (LiVArts), Leslie Lumeh said artists have the right to produce their work and it’s the duty of the state to provide protection for these intellectual properties.“Regrettably the state has failed to protect the creative work of Liberian artists, who spend a lot of time getting these creation done,” he said adding, “leaving their artwork vulnerable to copyright infringement and causing a situation where the artist does not benefit from his work and often die poorly.”Mr. Lumeh explained that the only way the war against copyright infringement can be realized is when the government and its copyright office dedicate full steadfastness to the cause.“We cannot defeat these guys as long as our government sees their ugly act and still collect revenues from them as legal business entities,” he said.But the investigation gathered that most distributors and marketers, who are engaged in copyright infringement, are foreign nationals who register their businesses as electronic shops while selling pirated work.“It is very sad that our artists are not benefitting from their handwork. But let them be patient, we are working in their interest,” said Clifford Robinson, Jr., who is the officer-in-charge of the Liberian Copyright Office.Mr. Robinson said, “We are not so blind that we don’t see these pirated works that have taken over the Liberian market, causing difficulties in which the artist isn’t able to live from his work.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GECOM dismisses APNU/AFC attempts to remove 13,000 voters in Region 5

first_imgThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Saturday rejected the objections to over 535 names being on the voters’ list in west Region Five from Abary to Big Baiabu, Mahaica. This reject brings the total number to 13,000 objections that GECOM has dismissed after the unsubstantiated objections were made in Region Five. Following the public hearing, several persons called for the person/persons who objected to them being on the voters’ list to be charged since no one from the APNU/AFC Government who objected turned up at Mahaicony, where the hearing was conducted. Only two days prior, objections to 463 names from Moraikobai were rejected by GECOM after the persons turned up at a public hearing to prove that they are alive and resided at the addresses that GECOM had for them. The list of eligible voters at Moraikobai has 510 names and of that number, 463 were objected to by persons associated with the current administration. The situation was no different at the GECOM Sub-Regional Office at Mahaicony on Saturday morning when returning Officer Laikharam Pancham, in his capacity of Magistrate Designate, threw out the objections. Deputy Chief Scrutineer for the People’s Progressive Party Fizal Jaffarally, addressing the Court, asked for the Magistrate Designate to provide those who had turned up for the hearing with information which he considered vital. “You have been saying that the objector made the objections, do you care to tell us the name of the objector?” Jaffarally asked. “Ms Carol Smith Joseph,” Pancham said while noting that Joseph made the objections in her capacity as Deputy Chief Scrutineer for Region Five A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC). Jaffarally said that it was an act of mischief since Carol Joseph failed to show up at the hearing. He said many of the persons who were being objected were prominent members of the community and even some who GECOM recently trained. Jaffarally said GECOM should not allow, what he referred to as a criminal offence, to go unpunished. “Based on the Laws of Guyana, I am humbly requesting that, as the Registration Officer for this district, because of the misleading evidence produced to GECOM that these objectees are perhaps dead, insane, imprisoned or not existing, based on the law, that the Police be informed and an investigation be launched”. He added that what happened was an abuse of the system for Claims and Objections. “The purpose for the Claims and Objections exercise is not to disenfranchise any Guyanese”. The Party’s Deputy Chief Scrutineer told the court that thousands of prominent Guyanese who were objected to, have lived all their lives at one address, some of them businesspersons. Among those prominent persons, Jaffarally pointed out were rice farmers and cricket commentator Inderjeet Persaud, who has lived all his life at Mahaicony. He said the situation placed heavy stress on thousands of persons in Region Five. “What is appalling is that this objector is unable to face the objectees. She thought that nobody would turn up here. So, based on the law, I am requesting that you, as the presiding Magistrate, inform the Police urgently and be brought in to have an investigation done and if it leads to prosecution, so be it”. Pancham said he did not have the authority to call in the Police but will be passing the information to GECOM for it to decide what course of action it will take. Meanwhile, in the other Sub-Division between Abary and Ithaca, there were objections to the names of 9900 persons. Those have also been dismissed by GECOM. Meanwhile, in Region Six, close to 200 names on the voters’ list were objected to but the objections were recalled. This publication understands that the instructions to make the objections came from senior APNU officials. GECOM dismisses APNU/AFC attempts to remove 13,000 voters in Region 5 Some of the persons who turned up at the GECOM public hearing after their names were objected to by APNU/AFC officials Deputy Chief Scrutineer for APNU/AFC in Region 5, Carol Smith Joseph, who objected to thousands of names being on the voters’ list but was a no-show at the public hearing on Saturdaylast_img read more

Illegal criminals

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI have begun using an important tool in the fight against gang violence — immigration laws. The Los Angeles Police Department ought to follow suit. The idea is to use immigration violations to arrest or deport gangbangers who are in the country illegally. It seems like a no-brainer — like busting Al Capone on tax evasion. We should use every weapon we have against gangs that terrorize city streets. The LAPD should be able to do the same. It already maintains lists of known gang members, for purposes of its injunctions, and has court-ordered sanctions on many of them. So why not screen those lists for illegal immigrants — and deport any gang member who’s in the country illegally? The practice would make L.A. safer for all law-abiding Angelenos, native and immigrant alike, and weaken the power of gangs over the neighborhoods. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Southgate backs ‘strong’ Sterling to survive tattoo row

first_imgLucy Cope, who founded Mothers Against Guns after her son Damian was shot dead outside a club in July 2012, said the depiction was “totally unacceptable”.Sterling said the unfinished tattoo served as a reminder of his vow never to touch guns after his father was shot to death in his native Jamaica when he was just two years old.Southgate was asked whether he had spoken to Sterling about the need for England stars to be beyond reproach given the potential for influencing impressionable children who idolise them.But Southgate fully backed Sterling and expects his player to cope with the row.“He knows he’s got our support, he understands how some people have perceived the tattoo. But in my view a tattoo is like any work of art,” Southgate told reporters at England’s hotel on Friday. “It’s a very individual meaning, the intent is all with the individual and the person.“I suppose when you’re a high profile young man or woman and you’re in the public eye there will be intrusion into your life – that’s the world we’re in but he’s very focused on playing and working with us.”Speaking ahead of England’s World Cup warm-up against Nigeria at Wembley on Saturday, Southgate added: “What has been clear by his own statement and his own experiences is that he is not someone who supports or wants to promote guns in the way that was perceived at first.“It’s something he’s had to get on with this week but he’s a very strong individual and he’s looking forward to the game.”– Great example –After a superb season with Premier League champions City, Sterling is likely to be one of Southgate’s key men in Russia, where England face Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in Group G.And the England boss offered a strong defence of Sterling’s character amid calls from some quarters for him to be disciplined over the tattoo.Describing Sterling as a great inspiration to youngsters from all backgrounds, Southgate said: “I think the personal story of a lot of our players is quite remarkable.“People often highlight the issues, the faults, of all of the squad, but for so many of them it’s incredible they’ve got to the point they have.“They are a great example to young kids of what you can achieve with your life if you are dedicated, if you are focused.“Raheem embodies that. Nothing is given to you in life, you have to fight all the way.”Southgate said he doesn’t think it is right to clamp down on players expressing themselves with tattoos.“The tattoo was done a few months ago and there were pictures of him with it while he was in a Man City kit. You have to decide why it’s a story now and not then,” he said.“Tattoos are very personal. A lot of our players have tattoos and they are wrapped up in a lot of deep stories.“I don’t see why we should be involved in policing that.”Sterling also has the support of his team-mates, according to Manchester United and England forward Jesse Lingard.“We’ve reassured him, that’s what friends are for, that’s what team-mates are for,” Lingard said.“This England team is a tight-knit group, we stick together through the ups and downs, the negatives and the positives.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate has backed Raheem Sterling over his tattoo controversy © AFP / Oli SCARFFLondon, United Kingdom, Jun 1 – England manager Gareth Southgate insists Raheem Sterling does not deserve to be hounded after the controversy caused by his tattoo of an M16 assault rifle.Manchester City striker Sterling, 23, posted a picture of himself training with his England team-mates with a tattoo of the rifle on the winger’s right calf clearly visible.last_img read more

Man United line-up against Crystal Palace: Midfielder to solve defensive crisis?

first_img Manchester United welcome Neil Warnock’s Crystal Palace to Old Trafford on Saturday Manchester United welcome Neil Warnock’s Crystal Palace to Old Trafford on Saturday as they look to kick-start their Premier League campaign.Last weekend’s defeat in the Manchester derby signified United’s worst start to a season since 1986/87, with just thirteen points from 10 league games.And to compound their woes Chris Smalling’s dismissal and Marcos Rojo’s dislocated shoulder leave the Red Devils with just one recognised centre-back heading into the game.While, Louis Van Gaal has big decisions as to who comes in at the back, Radamel Falcao is once again ruled out and it will interesting to see if World Cup winner Juan Mata returns to the starting XI or remains on the bench.Here’s how Man United could line up against Crystal Palace:GoalkeeperSpain international David De Gea has seen his stock rise with recent weeks with stand-out performances against league leaders Chelsea and City.The Spaniard will continue between the sticks and hope United’s defenders return to fitness sooner rather than later to bring consistency and familiarity along the back-line.DefenceSmalling and Rojo’s absence leaves a gaping hole at the back, with Jonny Evans and Phil Jones ruled out.Tyler Blackett, who started all of United’s game until his red at Leicester City, could come in alongside Michael Carrick, who made his return against City, although Northern Irishman Paddy McNair is a viable option for either.MidfieldMarouane Fellani has enjoyed his best run of form as United player in recent weeks following his £27million arrival from Everton last season. The Belgian should continue alongside Daley Blind, who’s effectiveness at keeping it simple is not lost on the team.Ander Herrera could also return after a rib injury disrupted his bright start to his Old Trafford career and the Spaniard has added both craft and industry to United’s midfield.AttackAngel Di Maria is United’s best player and to get the most out of him he needs to be used centrally and more involved than he was against Chelsea and City.Given his versatility it’s no surprise he was played out wide to add an extra body in the middle, but he was arguably Real Madrid’s best player last season as part of a midfield three, or behind the front two.Robin Van Persie’s role continues to divide United fans with the Dutchman’s influence on games seemingly on the wane. But with Falcao out, the former Arsenal man will likely line-up alongside skipper Wayne Rooney, although crowd favourite James Wilson is knocking at the door in hope of starting place.Man Utd fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Crystal Palace? Comment below… 1last_img read more

Spain great Casillas confronting twilight at Porto

first_img0Shares0000Iker Casillas won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2000, 2002 and 2014 © AFP / FRANCISCO LEONGLISBON, Portugal, Feb 13 – From a king of Europe in Madrid to the substitutes’ bench with Porto, it’s been a rocky transition for three-time Champions League winner Iker Casillas following his departure from boyhood club Real in 2015.“San Iker”, the captain of Spain’s World Cup-winning side in 2010 and of back-to-back European Championship triumphs, now finds himself Porto’s back-up ahead of Wednesday’s last-16 clash against Liverpool. Casillas, who made his Champions League debut as a tender 18-year-old in 1999, holds the competition record with 170 appearances spread over a remarkable 19 seasons. But an apparent lack of application in training prompted his coach to replace Casillas, who is now 36, as Porto’s first-choice goalkeeper.While away to RB Leipzig during the group stage in mid-October, Porto boss Sergio Conceicao dropped the veteran Spaniard — a European champion with Real in 2000, 2002 and 2014 — in favour of 25-year-old Portuguese deputy Jose Sa.While the baptism of fire did Sa few favours as Porto slid to a 3-2 defeat in Germany, it symbolised the passing of the torch as Sa went on to establish himself in the club’s number one jersey.The change to the hierarchy led former Portugal international Conceicao to clarify the situation during a press conference, where he pointed the finger at Casillas for a lack of drive and energy during the team’s daily training sessions.“With Iker, it’s not a disciplinary problem. I demand all of my players to always be at 100 percent at training and I can’t close my eyes to the fortnight of training that didn’t meet my demands. Iker understood it,” Conceicao explained.– Casillas stays positive –Far from engaging in a stand-off with his coach, as he did during Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Real, Casillas doubled down and ruled out any move away from the club in January.“Everyone drops to the bench one day, there are not only 11 players. I like to train, push myself and fight for a starting place,” the Madrid-born Casillas said in December.While there is no guarantee the Spaniard will regain the first-choice role at Porto, he can at least draw some comfort from a series of promising run-outs in the two domestic cup competitions.Casillas was unable to prevent Porto’s penalty-shootout defeat to Sporting in the League Cup last month, but he gave an assured display to help secure a 1-0 advantage over the Lisbon outfit in the semi-finals of the Portuguese Cup a week ago.That match marked the 100th in Porto colours for Casillas, and demonstrated the 36-year-old still has the ability required to shine at the top level.Back in Conceicao’s good graces, the Porto coach even hinted recently that Casillas could be in line for a return to the leading role between the posts.“I have four fantastic goalkeepers and Iker has worked really well these past weeks so I won’t reveal who I’m going to start, it’s the position where I have the most uncertainty,” Conceicao said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more