Arsenal fans blast Leno and Sokratis after Eriksen scores simple Spurs goal

May 31, 2020

first_imgARSENAL fans have ripped into Bernd Leno and Sokratis after Tottenham were gifted an early opener during the North London derby.Christian Eriksen simply slotted the ball into the net after the Gunners goalkeeper parried the ball into his path.2 Christian Eriksen opened the scoring after just 10 minutesCredit: ReutersTottenham’s move started after Hugo Lloris pumped the ball up the pitch towards Harry Kane.Sokratis charged out of position – which left a gaping hole in Arsenal’s defence.Son-Heung min picked up possession before he laid it off to team-mate Erik Lamela.As David Luiz was also caught out of position, the Argentine ace went for a shot on goal.Leno attempted to save the effort, but instead parried it into the path of Eriksen, who could not miss from close range.After watching their side go behind after a promising start, Arsenal fans went wild on Twitter.One said: “Arsenal are a complete shambles at the back. You’d think the way Leno saved that, he’d just saved an absolute stinger of a shot.”2LATEST ARSENAL NEWS Live BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful trialAnother concluded: “Leno, Leno, Leno… today isn’t the day to make a mistake.”While one claimed: “Sokratis’ fault. Why did he go up for that header?”Despite his dodgy start, Leno proved his potential minutes later as he made an incredible save to deny Son’s long-distance effort.Tottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clashlast_img read more

Praise from Solomon Islands for PNG’s sports venues

May 26, 2020

first_imgThis was made known during the Solomon Islands 37th Independence Day today.Solomon Islands Home Affairs  Permanent Secretary George Balua gave PNG government and it’s people the thumbs up for providing some of the best sporting facilities in the Pacific.”These facilities are world class and our athletes have enjoyed the maximum of their stay during the games,” he said.He said this during the 37th Independence Day at the Gordons Secondary School at Gordons in Port Moresby today.The event started with speeches and went on with songs, dances and food, which were provided by the Solomon Islands and PNG community.Balua said it was a great opportunity for their athletes to have a feel of the new stadiums at different venues during the 2015 Pacific Games.last_img read more

Cardinals edge skidding Maroons; Nationals drop opener

January 18, 2020

first_imgLATEST STORIES Exe Biteng paced Mapua with 19 points.“We have less big men and more small players and that’s what we’re trying to do, play fast and run,” said Mapua coach Atoy Co.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLa Salle also beat UP in Saturday’s opener, 82-79.Bright Akhuetie led UP with 30 points and 18 rebounds, while Paul Desiderio had 13 points and 10 assists. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On-target Lady Spikers to defend UAAP crown against Lady Tamaraws Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Also on Saturday, Ateneo drubbed the Gilas Pilipinas Cadets, 75-69.Thirdy Ravena scored 16 points, including a dunk off a steal on Kobe Paras that sparked an Ateneo fourth quarter run.The Cadets will next take on the Archers on April 27. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Eric Jabel. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netMapua University nipped University of the Philippines, 79-78, and dealt its victim a second straight loss in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre on Sunday.Eric Jabel and Justin Serrano teamed up in helping the Cardinals erect a 75-67 lead in the final minute, while also holding off a belated uprising from the Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READlast_img read more

CONSIDERING POST-EBOLA LIBERIA (PART FIVE): THE ROLE OF THE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

January 14, 2020

first_imgThe thrust of this fifth article of the series on what happens to Liberia after the Ebola crisis is on what I perceive as the significant role of the religious community in fighting Ebola now and in post Ebola Liberia. How is the religious community involved with the fight against Ebola? And what role will it play in attending to some of the post Ebola challenges that will inevitably follow? Who or what is the religious community we have in mind. We shall discuss below. The fourth article on some key suggestions to the government underscored the following points:I would like to suggest that there be some all inclusive conferences on our health system economy, education, agriculture, and on how we fight corruption. These conferences should make use of the best minds of the land, regardless of political affiliation, in critically researching where we are at in these critical areas of our national life, and come up with concrete plans and systems that transcend any particular governments. We pray and trust that this greatest of national challenges will be an opportunity for the rebirth of the nation in the areas of health, economy, education, agriculture, the management of what we have, and fighting corruption.In post Ebola Liberia serious attention has to be paid to those who are hit the hardest by Ebola, the survivals, families of the health workers who die in the fight, orphans, widows, widowers, and all who have and are losing their means of living. Integration of survivals into their communities must be a priority. The nation will have to take care of the education of the orphans caused by Ebola who are of school going age up to college or at least high school, and entrepreneurial support to those who are able to enable them support themselves and families and be in a position to contribute to the welfare of the nation. The government of Liberia will have to encourage and facilitate the unifying of the whole country in going back to the drawing board and re-make the nation for the better. There is a need for us to move away from rote learning to creativity and innovation and commitment to making the most of what we have. History has shown that those who pass through some of the greatest challenges in life tend to develop better and faster than ever before and I trust this will be the case with Liberia.This brings us to the role of the faith based institutions in fighting Ebola and in dealing with post Ebola concerns. Most Liberian believers who have considerable influence in the nation are either Christians or Muslims. I am aware that there are others who may be African traditional believers or some other religions but the most influential are Christians and Muslims. These two religious groups fall under the umbrella of the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) and National Muslim Council of Liberia (NMCL). All the mainline Churches (Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, etc.) and some Pentecostal denominations are members of the LCC. Again I am aware that there are some Churches and Mosques that do not fall under the LCC and NMCL and they too are involved in some ways. Most of what I am sharing about the involvement of the religious community with Ebola fight is specific to the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) headed by Archbishop Jonathan B. B. Hart and Sheikh Kafumba F. Konneh.This group is collaborating and coordinating the interventions of Churches and Mosques in the national response to Ebola. They are making as parts of their sermons Ebola messages and awareness, training and dialoguing with their members about Ebola prevention and care for its victims, and providing relief and practical support.Recently the IRCL sent pastors and imams in pairs (one pastor and one imam) to five affected counties, Bomi, Bong, Cape Mount, Lofa, and Nimba to hold training sessions and dialogues with over 300 pastors and imams about Ebola. The trainings and dialogues emphasized religious practices that are deemed dangerous with regard to the spread of Ebola and why they must be suspended now in order to save the living. It was stressed how these pastors and imams must be involved at every level: county, district and community. They can help their communities isolate and care for suspected cases and their affected households, and support victims get treatment while protecting themselves and others. More of such interventions are planned to be implemented soon by the IRCL. A large segment of people are excited to see Muslims and Christians working together for the common good.It intended that such collaboration to pursue the common good will continue and even accelerate in post Ebola Liberia. The need will be for community involvement in overcoming common problems and in advancing the good of all of society in the areas of health, economy, education, agriculture, management, and dealing with the cancerous virus disease of corruption. More will be said about this when we, in the last article, explore the role of all segments of society in post Ebola 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

Galway defender Cantwell signs for Finn Harps

December 27, 2019

first_imgFINN HARPS have signed defender Killian Cantwell from Galway United, the club has announced.Harps boss Ollie Horgan needed to add defensive cover with Keith Cowan not expected to feature at all this season due to the serious knee injury sustained against Cork City in the latter stages of the 2016 campaign.“We’re very pleased to get a central defender of Killian’s stature on board for the new season. He’s a young lad who has a lot of experience already in League of Ireland football having played with Wexford Youths and the last two years with Galway United in the Premier” Horgan said. 21-year-old Cantwell played with the UCD U19s in 2012 before moving to join the Waterford United’s U19 in July 2013.The following January, the Kilkenny native signed for Wexford Youths ahead of their First Division campaign. Cantwell had a good season only miss only one game and also managed four goals as Shane Keegan’s side finished fourth just missing out on the play-offs by three points.Cantwell has spent the last two seasons in Galway. The 2015 campaign was frustrating as injuries restricted his playing time but he made nine league appearances for the club as the Tribesmen finished tenth in the Premier Division.The central defender also played in the 2015 EA Sports Cup Final, which Galway lost on penalties to Saint Pat’s. Cantwell featured much more for Galway last season, as they held their place in the top flight comfortably. New signings Cantwell and Danny Morrisey along with other Harps players including Ethan Boyle will be present at the Balor Theatre tonight for the club’s open meeting ahead of the new season.  The meeting starts at 7.45pm and all are welcome.Galway defender Cantwell signs for Finn Harps was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Alfie Mawson talks up importance of Fulham striker

December 26, 2019

first_img Mawson was also excited about what Schurrle has to offer The defender completed his £20million move to Craven Cottage last week but admitted to being impressed by what he’s seen of the Serbian already.Mitrovic joined the Cottagers on a permanent deal from Newcastle after a successful loan spell during the second half of last season while Fulham were vying for promotion from the Championship.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Jim White, Mawson said: “He [Mitrovic] is a big man! He’s 23-years-old and built like an absolute body builder and is as strong as an ox.“Against Celta Vigo on Saturday their centre-half has looked to go tight on him, but he’s thrown the defender off the ball and wrapped one in from about 25 yards. historic WHAT! round up Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues REVEALED ROUND-UP Alfie Mawson says Aleksandar Mitrovic will be crucial for Fulham ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season.Fulham have been exceptionally busy in the transfer market since winning promotion back to the Premier League in May – making seven signings which include Mawson and Mitrovic. “It’s always good to have that because this club is renowned for its ball playing ability but to have a target man like him will be crucial this season.”Mawson also sung the praises of Andre Schurrle – who joined the club on a two-year loan deal from Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer.And Mawson claimed that the team are expecting a lot from him but was confident the German would thrive off that.Mawson added: “Schurrle obviously speaks for himself. He’s a World Cup winner and has played at some top top clubs.“He’s been in London in his career already and maybe he’s made a decision to come to a club that is more suited to him.“We’re expecting a lot from him and he’s going to thrive off that.” ON THE MOVE? impact center_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Latest Fulham FC News Newcastle, Leicester and Fulham lead race for Championship striker Mitrovic scored 12 goals in 17 appearances in the Championship last season 2 2 Fulham chief and AEW owner Tony Khan hits Stone Cold Stunner REVEALED Predicted – How the Championship table will finish in 2019/20 *December update* Leeds back on top: What happened in the Championship on Tuesday night? FA Cup third round draw: Ball numbers, date and time and where to watchlast_img read more

Volleyball Sweeps Two Matches To Win FAU Invitational Title

December 24, 2019

first_img vs. BCU Box Score (HTML) Story Links South Dakota State 8/30/2016 – 6:00 PM Full Schedule Roster vs. BCU Box Score (PDF) Next Game: vs. FAU Box Score (HTML) center_img The Valley on ESPN3 Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Watch Live vs. FAU Box Score (PDF) BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Drake University volleyball team closed out the FAU invitational with a pair of 3-0 wins on Saturday afternoon over Florida Atlantic and Bethune-Cookman to win the FAU Invitational title. With the two wins, the Bulldogs improved to 3-1 on the young season heading into Tuesday’ home opener against South Dakota State. “This was a strong weekend for the entire team and I’m happy with the results,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “We got some great experience with a solid opening weekend against some strong Division I teams.” The tournament title marks the third straight year the Bulldogs have opened the season by winning a tournament. Last season, the Bulldogs won the WIU Invitational after earning a tournament title in Omaha in 2014.Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) led the Bulldogs on offense again with 14 kills and 10 digs in the team’s 25-16, 27-25, 25-20 win over FAU. Later she added 11 kills in the 25-18, 25-21, 25-18 victory over Bethune-Cookman. She finished the weekend with 63 kills and a .289 hitting percentage. For her efforts she was named the FAU Invitational Most Valuable Player.”Kyla had an amazing weekend for herself with phenomenal numbers,” McBroom said.Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) added 18 kills in Saturday’s two wins while Kameo Pope (Belle Plaine, Iowa) had 10 kills on 16 attempts against Florida Atlantic in her third game as a Bulldog to earn a spot on the FAU Invitational all-tournament team.”Kameo Pope had a strong showing in the middle for us in her first weekend,” McBroom added.Defensively, Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.) added 24 digs in the two matches while Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.) added 35 assists, to earn a spot on the all-tournament team. Her understudy, Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) had 28 assists in her first action.In the early contest against host FAU, Drake ran out to an early 9-2 lead in the first set and closed the set on a 6-0 run behind Aspinwall’s serving and a pair of kills from Inderski. The second set was much closer with 15 ties and 10 lead changes before two kills from Schofield and one from Pope gave the Bulldogs the necessary, two-point, 27-25 cushion. It looked like FAU would extend the match with a 19-16 lead in the third set, however, Drake ended the set and match on an impressive 9-1 run to take the set, 25-20. Pope had three kills during that run and ended the match on a block. The Bulldogs never trailed in the first set against Bethune-Cookman and held a 22-14 lead before BCU staged a late rally that came up short. The second set was much closer, but Drake ended the frame on 6-2 run to put away BCU, 25-21, thanks to two late kills from Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.). Drake faced an early 6-1 deficit in the third set, but a 5-0 run quickly evened the score and a 12-6 Drake run later sealed the three-set sweep for Drake.Following the successful weekend in South Florida, the Bulldogs return home on Tuesday evening to host South Dakota State at the Knapp Center. First serve for the Bulldogs’ home opener is scheduled for 6 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Ison Leads Men’s Golf At John Dallio Memorial Tournament

December 24, 2019

first_imgDrake returns to the links on Oct. 3 when the Bulldogs hosts the second annual Zach Johnson Invitational at The Harvester Golf Club in Rhodes, Iowa. Print Friendly Version Junior Matt Lavery, who played as an individual, finished in 13th-place with a score of 227 (74-79-74). As a team, the Bulldogs ended the 54-hole event with a score of 919 (300-310-309) and were four stroke behind MVC-foe Northern Iowa who finished in fourth. Story Links Ison’s 69 put him in fourth-place with a total score of 222 (75-78-69). Freshman Kyle MacDonald finished tied for 14th-place with a score of 228 (72-76-80). Sophomore Tommi Avant recorded a 79 for the second lowest round of the day for the Bulldogs for a total score of 234 (78-77-79). Freshman Chase Wicklund and Arjun Reddy finished with a 237 (77-79-81) and 239 (76-79-84), respectively. LEMONT, Ill. – Junior Drew Ison fired a 69 on the final day of the John Dallion Memorial Tournament to lead the Drake University men’s golf team to a sixth-place finish on Tuesday. Results last_img read more

IRISH WATER ‘BUNCH OF LIARS’ CLAIMS COUNCILLOR

December 22, 2019

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay have said that letters currently being sent out in relation to the water conservation grant prove that Irish Water has been lying about the numbers who have registered for water charges.Spokesperson Cllr Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said, “Many people have been receiving letters from the Department of Social Welfare advising them to apply for the €100 payment. The letters clearly state that the Department has been advised by Irish Water that the resident has registered their details before the June 30th deadline and they are therefore eligible to apply. I have been contacted by many people who fully support our boycott campaign and never had any contact with Irish Water but who appear to have been registered without their knowledge. They are now very, very angry.”“A few months ago Irish Water was boasting that over a million had registered with them and some in the media questioned if the campaign against the charges was faltering. Can’t Pay Won’t Pay queried the figures at the time and pointed out that they didn’t add up. It is now very clear that Irish Water were lying their heads off. They have added huge numbers to their databases and said that these people have registered. Once again they have resorted to desperate tactics to try to mask the scale of the revolt against their charges. Even with the prospect of a €100 bribe it appears they could not get people to register without being under-handed. Irish Water is now so incompetent that they literally cannot give money away.” “They refuse to give figures for those who have cancelled direct debits. They refuse to give a breakdown for payments in each area. They refuse to say how many who paid first time round have not paid the second bill. The water charges system is chaos. The scale of non-payment has overwhelmed Irish Water. Our message is ‘Stay Strong. Keep up the Boycott. We are winning’.IRISH WATER ‘BUNCH OF LIARS’ CLAIMS COUNCILLOR was last modified: September 9th, 2015 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:chargesIrish WaterlettersMicheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuiglast_img read more

FUBA NBL, UCU Canons, JKL Dolphins victorious on League return

December 22, 2019

first_img Tags: Hope AkelloInus KanyamuzaIsaiah MabenyJamila NansikombiJKL Lady DolphinsJoas MahetaJulius LutwamaKIU RangersKIU TitansNicholas NatuherezaPeace NakirizaSudi UlangaTitus LaultopUCU Canons UCU Canons’ Fayed Baale (8) tries to dribble past Oscar Muge of KIU on Friday at MTN Arena. (PHOTOS/FUBA)FUBA NBL 2019Friday, 12-07-2019MTN Arena, Lugogo-UCU Canons 76-33 KIU Titans-JKL Lady Dolphins 105-39 KIU RangersAfter two weeks away, the FUBA National Basketball League returned with two games on Friday evening.In the Men’s division, UCU Canons continued their impressive start to the season, defeating KIU Titans 76-33 at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.Captain Joas Maheta grabbed the headlines with a game-high 18 points while shooting 6-10 from the field.After trailing 0-4 early in the first quarter, Nicholas Natuhereza’s side never looked back as they went on to win three of the (quarters) en route to a dominant 43 point victory.The Mukono based side took the first 16-11 before winning the second 17-08 to go into the halftime leading 33-19.In the third, UCU started their march towards victory, restricting the Titans to just 10 points whilst scoring 15 of their one to head into the final 10 minutes leading by as many as 19 points with the scoreboard reading 48-29.KIU almost never got started in the fourth, managing just 4 points while UCU ran riot by posting 28 points to win the contest 76-33.This was UCU’s 13th victory of the season and the third of the second round, ensuring they remain top of the standings with a 13-2 record after 15 games.Isaiah Mabeny was the other Canon to post double figures in terms of scoring as he managed 17 points. Titus Laul was also impressive off the bench as he collected a game-high 11 rebounds.For KIU, they registered their 5th loss of the season. Their record now stands at 8-5 after 13 games.On a very poor outing, captain Sudi Ulanga top-scored for the Titans with just 8 points.In the Women’s game played on the day, JKL Lady Dolphins continued their perfect start, registering a 13 victory of the season in as many games.The Dolphins had three players posting a double-double as they humiliated KIU Rangers 105-39.Jamila Nansikomni led the way with 23 points and 11 boards while Hope Akello helped herself to 19 points and 15 rebounds. Peace Nakirija also impressed with 10 points and 10 rebounds.JKL Lady Dolphins’ Hope Akello (12) registered a double double in the victory over KIU Rangers on Friday evening.The result means that JKL still tops the standings after 13 games played.For KIU, captain Inus Kanyamuza was the only one who managed double figures in terms of scoring, posting 12 points on the day.Julius Lutwama’s side has now suffered 7 losses this season with their record standing at 5-7.The FUBA National Basketball League continues on Saturday with five games, three in the Men’s division and two in the Women’s division.Saturday’s fixturesMen-KCCA Men vs JKL Dolphins @2pm-Sharing Youth vs Kampala University @4pm-Our Saviour vs Warriors @6pmWomen-UMU Ravens vs UCU Lady Canons @10am-Angels vs KCCA Leopards @12pmComments last_img read more