first_img Sport EN 28/09/2015 Therefore the quotes are to be considered false and devoid of any foundation.” CEST “I’ve shared a dresssing room with Messi and one is nothing like the other.”center_img The magazine had claimed that the Argentina forward didn’t get on with Ronaldo, claiming he said: “He has a lot of ego. If you don’t say he’s the best, he’s not your friend. Cristiano thinks he’s the best but he’s over-rated.  After the surprise at Gonzalo Higuain’s criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo, Napoli have issued a statement. They wrote: “With respect to the quotes attributed to Gonzalo Higuain in the magazine Don Balon, the Napoli striker denies categorically having given an interview to the publication. Upd. at 13:42 last_img read more

first_imgUpdate 2:44pm Victoria Police have secured the vehicle 1km east  Swan Reach. A man has been arrested by the Special…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

first_imgALL eyes on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his turbulent relationship with Paul Pogba.The saga has dominated the Red Devils’ insipid start to the season which has featured a lacklustre win over Leicester and a 3-2 loss at Brighton.1 It’s all eyes on the Jose Mouninho/Paul Pogba saga as United entertain SpursCredit: ReutersWhat TV channel is Manchester United vs Tottenham on and can I live stream the game?The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £7.99.Sky Sports subscribers can live stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.Alternatively, keep up to date with all the action on the SunSport live BLOG.What time does the game is kick-off?The match is scheduled to get underway at 8.00pm at Old Trafford on Monday, August 27 – TONIGHT.Team newsTonight’s #MUFC team for #MUNTOT!— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 27, 2018 #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Lucas, Dele, Kane.Latest odds from @WilliamHill 👉— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 27, 2018 MOST READ IN FOOTBALLLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startART ATTACKInside Arsenal’s celebrations as Arteta is showered with champagne as he dancesLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVEStones update, Sancho latest, Havertz to Chelsea newsExclusiveKEEP IT IN THE FAMILYMan Utd line up shock swoop for Kasper Schmeichel to replace De GeaExclusiveMAICA DECISIONLeeds captain Phillips approached by JAMAICA as Southgate monitors starcenter_img Is Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho the happy one, the special one or the miserable one?last_img read more

first_imgThe NJ Marlins, a travel baseball organization, is looking for players between the ages of 9 and17 to compete this upcoming summer and fall.Tryouts will be held 5-7 p.m. May 19, 20, 25, 27 and June 1 and 2 at Cross Farms Field in Holmdel.Email or visit and fill out a Player Prospect Form. Details: Ed Graziano at 732- 614-2277 The inaugural Atlantic City International Triathlon will be held Sept. 18. The event will consist of a one-mile ocean swim, a 27-mile bike route, and a 10K run on the world-famous Atlantic City BoardwalkWith the addition of the first-ever staging area in Historic Boardwalk Hall’s main event arena and a bike loop through the tunnel portion of the Atlantic City Connector, this race will be a unique experienced for the competitors.Beginning at 7 a.m. on Sept. 18, competitors will begin the one-mile swim portion of the course by entering the Atlantic Ocean at Albany Avenue and swimming along the shoreline to Mississippi Avenue in front of the Pier Shops at Caesars. Once there, competitors will leave the beach for the first transition in the Boardwalk Hall event arena. Then, leaving Boardwalk Hall through the Pacific Avenue loading dock area, competitors will travel the bike route to Atlantic City Expressway exit 4, where they will exit the westbound lane and re-enter on the Expressway eastbound lane. Exiting the tunnel section of the Atlantic City Connector marks the turnaround to begin the second and third loops. The final loop has competitors re-entering Boardwalk Hall for the second transition into the 10K run on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, finishing in front of Bally’s Atlantic City.Registration for the Atlantic City International Triathlon is now open and available on for a fee of $150 until May 31. After May 31, registration increases to $175. There will not be any same-day registration available. Only the first 1,000 registrations will be accepted.last_img read more

first_imgThe two teams leading the championship, Apoel and Apollon, will meet on Wednesday in Nicosia (6pm) in a match rearranged from Round 9 back in October due to a waterlogged pitch.Even though the two sides boast the most productive attacks in the league with a total of 104 goals between them, it is unlikely that we shall see a goal spree at the GSP stadium as both coaches will be looking foremost to prevent the other side from unravelling their attacking instincts.Apoel, who are two points ahead of their opponents, are on an eight-game winning streak and it seems that they have peaked at the right moment.Their coach Giorgos Donis will be relieved that his influential midfielder Lorenzo Embezilio has trained fully in the last couple of days after missing out last time against AEK.However Donis has just one of his regular central defenders available and it remains to be seen if midfielder Nuno Morais will drop back to fill the gap or whether he will deploy young Greek defender Praxitelis Vouros in that position.His counterpart at Apollon, Sofronis Avgousti, saw his side win their first derby game of the season last week against Omonia easing the pressure off the young Cypriot coach and his players, despite the club being unbeaten in the league so far this season.The talented Alex da Silva is the only doubt for the Limassol team with the odds of making the starting eleven in his favour.There is also action in the Cyprus Cup on Wednesday, with AEK hosting Aris in the first leg of their last 16 clash (5pm).last_img read more

first_imgIn addition to crime, corruption was one of the issues at the top of the agenda during the last elections. One of the major reasons for the change of government in 2015 was that the PNC-led opposition was able to have the charges of “corruption” against the PPP administration become an article of faith in the minds of many. Even well-wishers of the PPP began to concede that after 23 years at the helm of governance, inertia might have set in to vitiate efforts against that scourge, which had become entrenched prior to 1992.Against this background, the new PNC-led Government had inevitably established a de facto standard to evaluate their performance once in Government, in reference to probity and corruption. But very early on, there were signals that rather than resolving the problem, the coalition Government was going to simply redefine it.At the opening of its new headquarters in Kitty, the leader of the AFC felt no compunction in publicly hailing one of its major campaign contributors as financing the building. This recognition of a contributor would ordinarily be innocuous, excepting that another leader of that party, and now a senior member of the Cabinet, had only recently in a burst of candour, announced that the self-same campaign contributor had been awarded a massive contract to introduce wind power to Guyana. This necessitated several governmental approvals, including a much-coveted “Power Purchase Agreement”. But rather than leaving any nexus between governmental largesse and campaign contributions to the imagination of the audience, the minister proposed that businessmen make “investments” in political parties for which they expect “returns”. While the candour might have been refreshing to some, it was sobering to most Guyanese.The question on the minds of the citizenry was how would corruption ever be controlled if payments were now openly accepted by the government as “political investments”? Recent revelations that 8 million was expended by private business contributors to build the Jubilee Stadium at D’Urban Park for the government have raised questions as to who actually made these “investments” and which government contracts may be awarded as “returns”?Another instance, where in the public concluded that there has been “corruption”, was their “sole sourced” award of the contract for the Speciality Hospital on a government of India loan to the Indian Company Fedders Lloyd, for which Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan had lobbied before, during and after the previous government had awarded and then rescinded the contract to another company. The “explanation” that  Fedders Lloyd had not paid Ramjattan a fee strained the credulity of the jaded populace, especially when the company was subsequently blacklisted via a World Bank appraisal for shady “procurement violations”.The British statesman Lord Acton had posited, “All power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” But in Guyana, it would appear we have turned the aphorism on its head: Corruption is power and absolute corruption is absolute power. We had seen this ironic, but ultimately tragic inversion during the first period of PNC’s rule in Guyana after elections began to be routinely rigged after 1968. The lesson, we would posit, is once the rot of corruption is given an excuse – back then “to keep the communist PPP out of office”; now “to give returns on political investments” – it inevitably spreads throughout the body politic until the entire political, social and economic edifice crumbles, as it did by 1989.What is most insidious when corruption becomes endemic is while the corrupter from outside the government and the “corruptee” from within both satisfy their immediate desire for quick material gains, the corrupters who are members of society now accept the status quo and corruption quickly becomes institutionalised. Everyone soon seeks to have someone who he/she can bribe – from the Policeman on the roads, to the Minister in his office – and boasts about having “lines”.Soon the corruptors themselves are seen to possess power – the power of lines and access – and corruption becomes power. Guyanese must ensure history does not repeat itself.last_img read more

0Shares0000Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s German driver Nico Rosberg celebrates at the end of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 27, 2016LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 14- In one of the most intense rivalries in recent years, Formula 1 Champion Nico Rosberg revealed he and Lewis Hamilton exchanged kind words following his retirement.Despite the two drivers growing up with each other, Rosberg and Hamilton became enemies as their competitive nature got the best of them during their careers at Mercedes, causing for a relationship breakdown. After the German got the better of his former team-mate in the latest edition of their title battle, Rosberg feels that they could rekindle their relationship.“We had a few nice conversations since my retirement. There were some kind words from him,” he told BBC Sport.“Who knows, in the future, we might get on well again. Beating Lewis makes it all the more special because he is one of the best out there, a great rival and a very, very tough competitor.”Rosberg admitted that losing out to the Brit in 2014 and 2015 was depressing, which is why he changed his approach going into the 2016 season, citing meditation and go-karting as key factors to his Drivers’ Championship triumph.“I had a mental trainer and looked into meditation – actually meditation is a big word, it was more mindfulness training… awareness.“The other one was go-karting. We only drive every two weeks and you can imagine a tennis player who only practises every two weeks – that is not going to be good for his skill.“I did a lot of go-karting in between. For sure that really helped.”He also explained what it feels like to be a Formula World Champion.“I couldn’t sleep at one o’clock in the morning,” said Rosberg.“I was going back in my thoughts and suddenly I just punched the air because it has happened.“It is very special.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more

first_imgHe was a key member of the ‘Invincibles’ Arsenal squad which won the English Premier League with a 49 game unbeaten run in the 2003/2004 season, his second league title in England having also lifted the coveted silverware in the 2001/2002 season.The Cameroonian went on to win three FA Cup titles and two Community Shields with Arsene Wenger’s side before ending his career with Portsmouth and Cordoba CF in Spain.Lauren will be the Guest of Honour during the last two days of the Arsenal coaches training clinic at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies involving coaches from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and the National Super League (NSL).The training, the second of its kind is organized by KPL title sponsors SportPesa who are also the official Arsenal betting partner in Africa.The Arsenal community coaches at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on Monday morning as the coaches clinic began. PHOTO/COURTESYThe first training camp was conducted in May and involved grassroot coaches with another Arsenal legend Sol Campbell being the Guest of Honour.Arsenal community coaches Drew Tyler, James Colinese and Jonny Georgiou are conducting the week-long course. Tyler was part of the May camp while Colinese and Georgiou will be coming in for the first time.“We are looking forward to the training camp and to help develop football in Kenya.  It’s important to be working closely with the local premier league coaches and for us to gain further understanding of their current levels and individual outlooks on the game,” Colinese, who will be tasked with leading the program said during the launch on Monday morning.“Train a coach well and you have automatically improved the game of like 20 players at one-go. That is why we have taken a wholesome approach to ensure that our coaches also get proper lessons on what works best in this game,” the league sponsors CEO Ronald Karauri added during the launch. Aside from being trained on talent identification, the course, which comprises of both practical and theory lessons, will also focus on defensive play and conditioning.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lauren will be the Guest of Honour during the last two days of the Arsenal coaches training clinic at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies involving coaches from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and the National Super League (NSL).NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5 – Arsenal legend and Olympic Gold medalist Lauren Bisan Etamé-Mayer is expected in the country on Thursday to join The North London club’s community trainers who are conducting a coaching clinic in Kenya.The former Cameroon international spent six seasons at the North London club, having arrived in the Summer of 2000 from Spanish side Mallorca, just after leading the Indomitable Lions to the Olympic Gold medal in Sidney Australia.last_img read more

first_imgHow’s that for open government? The counsel explains that this is just standard process, attorney-client privilege and whatnot. But the “clients” in this case – our supervisors – have the right to waive that privilege. They also have a moral obligation to let the public know what they’re up to. This is especially true because the supes will be evaluating the counsel’s report for the next two weeks, before voting on a package of openness requirements for the CEO-ocracy. The public deserves to see the report that will be the basis of their decision. And the supes’ willingness to disclose the report will be a good measure of how serious – or not – they are about keeping county government honest.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Under the old regime, in which the supervisors made all the decisions, the public was guaranteed some knowledge of what was going on. That’s because the supes are subject to the state’s Brown Act, which requires elected officials’ meetings to be open to the public. But a CEO isn’t an elected official. Nor are deputy muckety-mucks. They’re bureaucrats. Bureaucrats can get together whenever they want, without telling anyone, and without being open to the public. And a lack of public scrutiny tends to lead to increased corruption. The supes assure us this is not a problem. They even got the county counsel to draw up a report explaining exactly how the CEO will be subject to public scrutiny. There’s just one problem: The report’s been marked “confidential,” so none of us can see it. LOS Angeles County supervisors decided, rightly, last month that their government was lacking accountability. So they created a system that would make someone accountable once and for all – just not them. That someone is the new county CEO, a bureaucratic muckety-muck who will make up to $399,000 a year in a position temporarily filled by the county’s retired top administrator, David Janssen. The new CEO, still to be named, will get five deputy muckety-mucks to boss around, and the buck, as it were, will stop with the whole collective bunch. The plan – despite letting the supervisors off the hook and tying up more taxpayer money in payroll – is, on balance, a good one. Someone in the county needs to have the power and responsibility to bring order to the county government, since the supervisors won’t. But open-government advocates have raised a valid concern. last_img read more

first_img1 Paul Jewell Former Bradford and Wigan boss Paul Jewell has returned to football as assistant to Oldham manager Richie Wellens.Wellens, 37, has lifted Oldham out of the League One relegation zone since succeeding John Sheridan in late September.New assistant boss Jewell brings with him a wealth of experience from his spells at the likes of Bradford, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan, Derby and Ipswich, who he left in October 2012.Wellens told Oldham’s website: “When I spoke to Paul about football I can sense the passion in his voice. He has been successful at this level and levels above so we need to lean on his experience now.“It’s an important appointment and I’m looking forward to building a relationship and seeing where it goes.”Former Premier League boss Jewell, 53, is looking forward to returning to the dugout.“I’ve been out the game for a long time now, but I’ve not had my eyes closed. I’ve been watching games and a role like this is something I think I can fulfil,” said Jewell.“I don’t want to be the manager and Richie is new to the job. I was 33 when I got my first job and you are never ready. I thought I was, but you have no idea what it entails.”Jewell added: “I am just here to do what he wants to do whether that be coaching, watching games, dealing with the press, whatever he wants, I’m here. One thing which is certain, he’s the boss, not me.”Oldham also announced the appointment of Paul Terry, the ex-Yeovil player and brother of former England captain John Terry, as a first-team coach.last_img read more