Wilshere says Arsenal still believe after Atletico draw

first_img“It was definitely not the result we wanted but the performance was good and we have got to take confidence from that and take that into the away fixture,” the midfielder said.“It is half-time. We cannot be too disappointed. We created a lot of chances. If we create chances and put them away then we have got a chance.”Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday but, with a top-four berth seemingly out of reach, Wenger will be focused on which players will feature in the Spanish capital four days later.Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin admitted Atletico are favourites to progress.“Atletico are a team that know how to make you suffer,” he said. “They know how to create chances and score goals.“It’s only 1-1, though, and the tie is still open. We know it will be hard playing in their stadium but there are positives that we can take.”An opportunity missed but we’re still in this tie – let’s learn from last night and stick together until the end ? #WeAreTheArsenal ? pic.twitter.com/ZhzukNbj7s— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 27, 2018Share on: WhatsApp United Kingdom | AFP | Jack Wilshere says Arsenal can take confidence from their Europa League semi-final draw against Atletico Madrid, despite the frustration of conceding a late away goal.With the visitors on the back foot for much of Thursday’s first-leg contest at the Emirates Stadium following Sime Vrsaljko’s early dismissal, the Gunners dominated the game and looked set to take a lead to Madrid next week when Alexandre Lacazette headed them in front.But Antoine Griezmann capitalised on weak defending to convert a late equaliser and secure a 1-1 draw.Diego Simeone’s side have lost only twice at home since moving to the Wanda Metropolitano last summer, one of those a Champions League group game against Chelsea.Atletico have also gone 11 home games without conceding a goal, and Arsenal head to Spain needing two to win the game. But, ahead of what could be Arsene Wenger’s last European match in charge as he prepares for the end of his 22-year reign in the summer, Wilshere believes there is reason for Arsenal to be positive.last_img read more

Solskjaer smile boosting Man Utd already – Young

first_imgPaul Pogba quickly deleted a controversial social media post of him smiling with the message “caption this” in the hours after Mourinho’s departure.Restored to the starting line-up for the first time in four league games, Pogba was instrumental in setting up four of United’s five goals on Saturday.“No celebration at all. Absolute lies,” Young said at the suggestion players were delighted to see the back of Mourinho.“Obviously it was disappointing for the manager to get sacked.“In his two-and-a-half years he won trophies. We have to take some responsibility for that as we are on the pitch.“But we have to move on from that. As professional players we have to get on with the job in hand, and that is what we did here.”Share on: WhatsApp Cardiff, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United captain Ashley Young admitted the mood around Old Trafford has been instantly lifted by caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s smile, but denied there were any celebrations in the dressing room at news of Jose Mourinho’s sacking.Solskjaer was put in charge until the end of the season after Mourinho was dismissed on Tuesday with United 19 points off the top of the table.That change paid instant dividends as United scored five goals in a Premier League match for the first time since Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge back in May 2013, thrashing Cardiff 5-1 on Saturday.“I don’t think he (Solskjaer) has stopped smiling,” Young said after victory in the Welsh capital.“He was like that as a player. He always has a smile on his face and I think that can reflect down on to the team, which is a good thing.“Ole has come in and we were preparing in the right way for a game, even though it’s been a crazy week.”Mourinho clashed with a number of senior figures in the United dressing room over his two-and-a-half seasons in charge.last_img read more

International highlights in 2017 England championship schedule

first_img8 Feb 2017 International highlights in 2017 England championship schedule England Golf will host many of the world’s finest amateur players this year when it stages the European Men’s International Amateur Championship at Walton Heath in Surrey. The winner will book a place in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and the event will be one of the highlights of a packed calendar, alongside the Brabazon Trophy at Woodhall Spa, the Lincolnshire home of England Golf; and the Men’s Home Internationals at Moortown in Yorkshire. The 2017 England Golf championship season – for which entries have just opened – will feature events for elite amateurs and handicap golfers across the length and breadth of the country. The most southerly will be played at Trevose in Cornwall, and the most northerly at Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland. There will be celebrations along the way – and not just from the winners. Two of the host clubs are marking their 125th anniversaries in 2017: South Staffs, which will host the English senior women’s amateur in May, and Harrogate, which will hold the senior women’s Brenda King Foursomes in October. The much sought-after Brabazon Trophy is the high spot of the early season. It will be played on the renowned Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa in May and will attract a top-class international field. The title of English men’s open stroke play champion is one of the most prized in amateur golf and past winners include Major champions Sandy Lyle and Charl Schwartzel. It’s followed at the end of June by the European Amateur on the world-class Old Course at Walton Heath (image courtesy Charles Briscoe-Knight). This will be played immediately after the R&A’s Amateur Championship in Kent, creating a ‘double’ which should prove extremely attractive to international players from around the globe. It will be the second time England Golf has hosted this championship, having staged it 25 years ago at Hillside in Lancashire. England’s most recent European champion was Ashley Chesters, who won back-to-back-titles in 2013 and 2014 and took great advantage of his place in The Open of 2015. He tied 12th at St Andrews, springboarding his professional career and he is now playing on the European Tour. The keenly contested Men’s Home Internationals will be played in August at Moortown, which hosted the first Ryder Cup on British soil. England will take on the challenge of Scotland, Ireland and Wales and bid to regain the trophy for the first time since 2013 – when the championship was also held in Yorkshire, at Ganton. The England women’s team will defend their Home Internationals on home ground at Little Aston in Staffordshire, in a championship run by the newly merged R&A and the LGU. Other key dates for leading women golfers include the English women’s amateur at Lindrick in Yorkshire, and the increasingly international English women’s open stroke play at Woodhall Spa in August. Woodhall Spa will play a prominent role in England Golf championships for 2017 and will also host Golf Week, the showcase for a series of handicap events. The finalists in six team and individual events will be invited to Woodhall Spa to play off for their titles and be treated to the full English championship experience. England Golf runs more events for handicap golfers than for elite players and other tournaments for club golfers will be played throughout the season. These include the PING Family and Women’s Fourball tournaments, the Schools’ Team Championship, the Abraham Trophy to find England’s most improved girl golfer and the women’s Par Three championship. Click here for more information on all England Golf events and to enter men’s, women’s and senior championships.last_img read more

Alaska taps Ohio alum Campbell as PBA Comm’s Cup import

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Alaska opens its campaign in the second conference on April 27 when it takes on Rain or Shine at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 FILE – Antonio Campbell of the Ohio Bobcats during the second half at Value City Arena on November 12, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Kirk Irwin/Getty Images/AFPAlaska is banking on youth to contend in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup as it signed up 23-year-old Antonio Campbell.The team announced the development on Thursday, completing the roster of reinforcements for the second conference.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READcenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadal back in bullring for season-defining Davis Cup duty Campbell played for Ohio in his collegiate days, where he was named as the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year back in his junior season. He was an early entrant for the 2016 NBA Draft but ultimately decided to return to his school.He averaged 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in his senior year with the Bobcats before going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft.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 crownCampbell was then signed by the Lakeland Magic in the NBA G-League, where he netted 6.3 markers, 4.6 boards, and 1.2 assists in the 20 games he played for in the 2017-18 season.Campbell’s arrival bolsters the shallow Aces frontline, which features Sonny Thoss and Vic Manuel, together with reserves Jake Pascual and Marion Magat. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Djokovic’s epic victory over Federer among the hardest wins

first_img“We had epic matches throughout our rivalry but this one definitely ranks as one of the best,” Djokovic said.Djokovic’s fourth straight win over Federer and 25th in 47 contests sends him into the final against unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov, who has never played in a Masters final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“This is my best match of the year, that’s for sure,” Djokovic said, addressing the crowd in French. “Big respect to Roger.”Federer remains one short of 100 career titles. Novak Djokovicv of Serbia celebrates after he defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Novak Djokovic won 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Novak Djokovic’s latest victory over Roger Federer was among the toughest and best in their epic rivalry, a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) feast of attacking tennis which had the roaring crowd on their feet and remained in doubt until the very end.It finally ended, after three hours, when Djokovic moved 6-1 up in the tiebreaker. Federer saved two match points but cracked in a long rally and chopped a backhand into the net.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “When you lose a close match like this you always have regrets,” a disappointed Federer said. “That’s why I guess I have this face right now.”Djokovic is on a 22-match winning streak and will aim to move level with Rafael Nadal on a record 33 Masters titles.“Novak is obviously on a roll,” Federer said. “You can feel it.”Khachanov, who beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1, won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow last month for his third career title.Djokovic, who beat him on the way to the Wimbledon title, is seeking a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title and 73rd title overall.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Hasn’t happened too many times that I don’t break a serve of anyone, especially if I have 12 break points,” Djokovic said. “Most of the break points he just served well, and played great shots.”The best one of the match went to Federer in the eighth game. As Federer charged to the net, Djokovic hit a powerful forehand which clipped the net and flew to the left of Federer, wrong-footing him. From a seemingly impossible angle, and totally off balance, he scooped his racket behind his neck and flicked a volley over the net for a winner.Federer thrust his arms into the air, the crowd rose to their feet in sheer disbelief.Even by Federer’s lofty standards, it was remarkable.“That’s why he is who he is,” Djokovic said, admiringly.But after losing the match, Federer was left shaking his head. He was unhappy with someone in the crowd twice shouting “out” during the long match-point rally.“It’s just unfortunate it happens and at the end you lose the point, the match,” Federer said.Still, he retained a sense of irony.“Thank God the rally ended,” he said. “It would have been five times if it continued.” 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ He was made to work far harder than when he beat Federer in the Cincinnati Masters final in August.After they hugged at the net, Federer walked off quickly and raised a thumb to the cheering crowd.“People enjoy the rivalry. We do as well,” Federer said. “It’s tough and fair, the way it’s supposed to be.”Fans got everything they could have hoped for: Two players with a combined 34 Grand Slam titles, 59 Masters titles, and 533 weeks at No. 1 slugging it out at a level of unrelenting yet sublime intensity.Brilliant one-handed winners on the run from Federer down the line and acute-angle volleys at the net; astonishing elasticity while retrieving from the baseline and laser-beam forehands to the corners from Djokovic.Federer had 17 aces, while Djokovic got five of his eight in his last three service games of the match, raising his level at the right time.Djokovic briefly let his volatile temper get the better of him, though, when he had Federer at 15-40 down in the ninth game of the deciding set. Federer saved both break points, and Djokovic whacked his racket into the ground, drawing the first and only boos of a titanic match.Djokovic held his hands up as if to apologize to the unforgiving crowd, unhappy that a pique of rage interrupted their gourmet feast of tennis.Brimming with confidence in a season which has seen him go from No. 22 in the rankings in May to No. 1 when they are released on Monday, and in which he also added the U.S. Open to his Grand Slam haul, Djokovic created pressure throughout.But Federer saved every break point — 12 of them — and secured the only break of the match in clinching the second set. Out of their league Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Education Takes Backseat to Health

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Miner remanded on marijuana trafficking charge

first_imgA miner was on Thursday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after being charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Steve Caesar, 26, of 12 Epson, Corentyne, Berbice, pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.The particulars of the charge stated that on June 12, at A North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), he had in his possession 453 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court the analyst report for the matter is still outstanding.Caesar who was unrepresented, was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on August 2, at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

“Christians No Different from Unbelievers”

first_imgThe founder of Grassroots Ministry, Rev. James F. Ngenda, has termed Liberian Christians as people who have failed to maintain their ethical values and integrity and therefore called on them to redirect their messages to focus on things of ethical values to members of their congregations.He made the observation when he served as the keynote speaker at the 9th commencement program of Jakes Memorial Bible College in Monrovia.Rev. Ngenda noted that Christians have become the best liars, discriminators, gossipers, selfish people, dealing with things of the dark with which unbelievers should be associated.He cautioned Christians to distance themselves from those vices instituted by the darkness of the world and rather make disciples for Christ. Rev. Ngenda reminded Christians about the metaphoric expression Jesus used to describe Christians. He said “The Bible describes Christians as the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its savor, it should be thrown under the feet.”He said Liberian Christians by their deeds have demonstrated beyond all reasonable doubt that they cannot be differentiated from unbelievers because Christians are involved in things that are condemned by the Bible.“Even for pastors who claim position, people are skeptical about them to testify to others about their individual attitudes because most of their doings are questionable,” he charged.“Christians will give the impression that they are assembling to fast and pray, but as they get together, gossiping will overshadow the prayer, speaking against others they feel cannot be matched with them,” Rev. Ngenda noted.He observed that most Liberian Christians have developed a system of lies on the telephone, misdirecting people in conversations when they are really not doing or not in the location they claimed to be at a particular time.“They will say I am right here and not far from you. Or you will come across a christian that will credit from others to pay at a promised time, but when they have gotten the money, they will program their phones in the way that the call will be diverted,” he added.He noted that a majority of Christians in Liberia are not transformed and as a result true transformation cannot easily come to the country.Rev. Ngenda said, “At 168 years of existence, no good information can be reflected about Christians in Liberia, but people live the same way as unbelievers.His comments come amid calls by Christians to make Liberia a “Christian state” by Constitution through a national referendum expected to be held next year.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Governance Commission Chairman Dr. Amos C. Sawyer have already registered their objection to the call to make Liberia a “Christian state.”The President and Dr. Sawyer said the call for Liberia to become a Christian State will undermine other religions and will promote conflict among Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana, India sign agreement for rebuilding

first_imgIndian Arrival monumentAfter much controversy surrounding the construction of the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra, East Coast Berbice and the embarrassing collapse last year of the structure being erected there, the Governments of Guyana and India have signed an agreement to help rebuild this monument which will be dedicated to Indian arrival in Guyana.The current state of the monumentA high-level ministerial team headed by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who was performing the functions of Foreign Affairs Minister, and inclusive of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton, visited the site at Palmyra on Sunday.Minister Trotman revealed that a cooperation agreement signed between the two Governments will soon see commencement of reconstruction of the historic monument. This is according to the Department of Public Information, which said that a team from the Indian High Commission had also visited the site.For its embarrassing collapse, the Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) Administration has blamed secrecy in the way the coalition Government had undertaken construction of the Indian Arrival Monument. The base of the monument crumbled on April 26, 2017 in the wake of claims by some workers of their not being paid.Prominent national artist Philbert Gajadhar, who along with Winslow Craig designed the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra, also blamed the contractors for the collapse. Gajadhar had said the design was not in keeping with what was originally agreed on during the initial phase of the project design.During the visit to Palmyra, Patterson said a soil test showed the 17-ton erection was too heavy to lay on the swampland, which formerly was used as a cane field. It was revealed also that Guyana has agreed to utilize Indian expertise in engineering, architecture and sculpting for the completion of the project.Trotman said the matter would be discussed at Cabinet soon. He said all relevant documents have already been sent to India, and are being examined by experts there.Minister Patterson said the results of the soil tests and other requirements have been provided to the Government of India.While the overall costs associated with reconstruction of this monument are still to be finalised, the Government has said it is keen on having the monument completed soon, especially in light of previous issues experienced.The Government has also said it hopes the monument could be completed in time for the first official visit to Guyana of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, before the end of this year.The initial project, costing $97 million, included construction of a base for a three-ton monument depicting six persons (four adults and two children). The six-foot structure depicting six bronze figures of three men, two women and a child illustrates Indians in their everyday life.In March 2017, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, V Mahalingam, unveiled a signboard depicting the artist’s impression of the monument. The base collapsed on April 25, 2017 as workers were sand filling the structure. A number of Government agencies have since distanced themselves from the project.last_img read more

Fort St. John residents confront Council on water rates

first_imgA Fort St. John woman presented more than two thousand signatures to City Council on Monday, which represented taxpayers who were concerned with the current water consumption base rate.Elsie Lace says taxpayers want to see the base water consumption, which stands at just over seven thousand gallons, increased to 11 thousand gallons for a three month billing cycle. She says taxpayers want the fee to remain at 45 dollars.[asset|aid=1652|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4bf27d2c7e1104d65dffe40f901cd791-Elsie Lace – water meters 1_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -Councilor Lori Ackerman says when the City created the philosophies for the prices, it was primarily looking at conservation.City Manager Diane Hunter says the City will be reviewing the signatures, and checking to see if the majority are, in fact, paying for their own water.[asset|aid=1653|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8609337d065949ad58a7ea7a05986b0f-Hunter- water meters 1_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement A report will be prepared for Council, and will be reviewed at the next Council meeting.last_img read more