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first_imgFrom all indications, defending champions Arnett Gardens will not start the season at full strength.According to head coach Jerome Waite, the Business House competition has kept his players occupied up until the start of the season, while others are still overseas.However, the three-time Premier League-winning coach has placed his trust in the experienced players he has available, as well as young players coming into the squad.”Arnett Gardens will start slow this season,” he told The Gleaner. “Reason being, a lot of players participate in the Business House competition and they have not shown up for regular training, as well as players overseas. But despite that, we are looking forward to the season, as it’s not how we start, but how we finish,” he said.”I am not worried about the core of the team at this time,” he continued. “The youngsters here will be given the opportunity, all they need to do is go out and perform to the best of their ability and put the pressure on the other players that are not here (yet).”He admitted that the young players will go through a learning curve before they can establish themselves.Learning process”They (young players) will be going through a learning process, but the fact that we have a system in place means that players have to understand the roles and functions of the system, so it will be a learning process for a lot of those youngsters,” he pointed out.”The team will always be prepared physically, mentally, tactically, technically and psychologically and all of those things when we put them together will ensure Arnett Gardens have another successful season,” he continued.Even though some key players from last season’s triumph will miss the start of this campaign, Waite intends to start with a win against University of the West Indies FC to Monday.”Although the core of the team is not there I expect them to handle themselves well. Our last 13 games up to the final we won and we want to continue that unbeaten run.”As the defending champions, you have to take your opportunity at the start of the season, not in middle or the end. In the first round, you have to go out and start as champions,” he insisted.last_img read more

first_imgLawyers representing Ecobank-Liberia in the US$3M damages lawsuit are beginning to outline their case for juror Elizabeth Belleh to be tried on the commission of the crime “criminal attempt to commit bribery.”Belleh, who served as one of the jurors in the case was allegedly caught in the office of Cllr. Cooper Kruah, one of the lawyers of Embassy Suites, Inc that is seeking the damages against the bank.Cllr. Kruah continues to deny the claim, when the incident was investigated at the Civil Law Court and during his press conference with journalists last Thursday.It is not clear when the Ecobank lawyer will bring to court the case against Juror Belleh, but addressing journalists last Friday, Atty. Arthur T. Johnson said they have enough evidence, both photographic and eye –witnesses’ accounts to convict Belleh of the charge.Besides Juror Belleh, Atty. Johnson said in a carefully worded statement, they were considering implicating other individuals in the lawsuit.He refused to name the other people, claiming it would be prejudice.But, he went on to say, “This is a serious issue and we are not taking it lightly.  We are going to prosecute those that are involved in the jury tampering saga,” the Ecobank lawyer strongly declared.Explaining about the discovery of the jury tampering, Atty. Johnson maintained: “Look, my people, Cllr. Kruah can’t deny that we never caught juror Belleh in his office.  We did; we have photographs to prove that, but we are not going to show the evidence until we get to the court.“We kept surveillance on them. When we got the information that she had arrived at his office, we quickly drove to his office and parked our cars right in front of it,” Atty. Johnson alleged.“We sat there from 4 p.m.  until it was 8 p.m., at which time to we saw both of them walking hand in hand from Cllr. Kruah’s office.”He further claimed that when the Counselor noticed that they were around, he quickly ran back into his office.“When he saw us around his office, he ran back into his office, but it was too late for Belleh to go after him.That was how we managed to stop her from leaving the place, and we photographed her, before inviting the police to arrest her which they did,” he claimed.According to him, Belleh is undergoing criminal investigation at the National Police Headquarters.“Right now, she is a subject of formal complaint of criminal investigation by the police. This is why we are not going to interfere with the police investigation by disclosing our evidence,” he added.The action, he said, was to serve as a deterrent to other senior lawyers, who he claimed, were winning cases by using money to influence jurors.“This is a new thing, we are introducing into our jurisprudence, so as to expose those lawyers who are damaging the images of our courts,’ Atty. Johnson emphasized.“We are going to do everything legally to root-out those bad apples in our midst,” he maintained.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgVukojevic posted the video after Croatia beat Russia on penalties in the quarter-finals.Vida escaped with a warning from FIFA and is expected to be part of Croatia’s team to face England in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.He used to play for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev and Vukojevic also played for Dynamo and now works for them as a scout.FIFA said Tuesday it was “looking into” another video of Vida apparently making political statements, including “Glory to Ukraine”.The phrase was a famous rallying cry of the former Soviet republic’s pro-EU revolution that toppled a Russian-backed president in 2014.The EU-backed uprising was followed by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and the outbreak of a Kremlin-backed separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine that has claimed more than 10,000 lives.While many in Ukraine compared the phrase to neutral slogans such as “Vive la France”, some say it has distinct anti-Kremlin connotations.The action against Vukojevic sparked Ukrainian anger towards FIFA as well as a wave of support for Vida and Vukojevic.“We decided to compensate Vukojevic from our personal funds for the fine that he will have to pay,” Ukraine football federation chief Andriy Pavelko wrote on Facebook.“In addition, we are ready to consider the options for cooperation of FFU with such a high-class specialist,” Pavelko said, in a post that included a picture of himself in a Croatia jersey.– ‘Offended millions of fans’ –Ukraine’s foreign ministry slammed FIFA’s “unprofessional actions”.“Not only did they take the wrong decision about the Croatia players, they also offended millions of fans from Ukraine, Croatia and other countries,” Oleksiy Makeev, the foreign ministry’s political director, told AFP.He slammed FIFA for turning a blind eye to Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine and Syria conflicts.Around 160,000 angry internet users, mainly Ukrainians, gave the FIFA official Facebook page a one-star review and wrote comments such as “Glory to Ukraine!” or “Shame to FIFA!”On Tuesday, a small protest took place in front of the Croatian embassy in Ukraine’s capital Kiev in a show of support, AFP journalists saw.A group of around 15 people chanted “Glory to Ukraine” and held Croatian flags and placards praising Vukojevic and Vida.On Sunday, Ukraine’s football governing body also sent a letter to FIFA chief Gianni Infantino saying that “Glory to Ukraine!… is not a discriminatory or far-right sign or symbol”.It “should not be interpreted as an act of aggression or provocation,” the body said.In the video, Vukojevic also said: “This victory is for Dynamo (Kiev) and for Ukraine! Croatia onwards!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia defender Domagoj Vida said the “Glory to Ukraine” video was a joke © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVKIEV, Ukraine, Jul 10 – Ukraine’s football federation said Tuesday it had offered a job to former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic and would pay his fine following an uproar over a pro-Ukraine clip he posted during the World Cup.The Croatian football association stripped Vukojevic of his role as an assistant in the team’s delegation in Russia and FIFA fined him $15,000 over an Instagram video featuring him and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida, who shouted “Glory to Ukraine!”last_img read more

first_imgIngs, who has agreed a four-year contract, returns to his hometown club, who originally released him aged 10 because he was too small.He endured three injury-plagued years with Liverpool as he battled knee problems.“There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us,” said Southampton boss Mark Hughes.“We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability, but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room.“He didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked at Liverpool, but he has been injury-free for some time now and has a real point to prove.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000English striker Danny Ings, pictured January 2018, is on loan to Southampton, who will pay £18 million for him to stay permanently once the loan is completed © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Southampton have landed Liverpool striker Danny Ings on a season-long loan with an agreement to sign him permanently at the end of the campaign.It is reported that, once the loan is completed, Southampton will then pay £18 million for Ings, with a further £2 million due based on the number of appearances he makes.last_img read more

first_img Danilo D’Ambrosio 1 West Ham are due to meet with the agent of Inter Milan defender Danilo D’Ambrosio next week, according to reports in Italy.The full-back can play on either side of the back four and it is his versatility which is attracting interest from the Hammers.Tottenham are also keeping tabs on the situation with the Italian eager to secure regular first-team football.And, according to Italian media, West Ham are ready to offer him that and will meet with D’Ambrosio’s agent next week.The English club will have to fend off interest from Roma too though, who have also contacted Inter about the 26-year-old’s availability.last_img read more

first_imgLAST Christmas they gave us SNOW, SNOW SNOW!This year, it’s BLOW, BLOW, BLOW in time for HO, HO, HO – with three days of gales on the way to Co Donegal.There is an ice warning for today, Friday, as northerly winds replace the warmer air of recent days. And we could even see some sleet and snow on higher ground later this evening. Roads will be poor in many areas – so please slow down if you are out and about this Christmas weekend.But Met Eireann says it will warm up again and the county will be instead be battered by gales throughout Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day.In fact it is going to be very wet throughout the weekend with frequent downpours, especially here in the North West.Here’s their full Christmas weather guide for the whole country: General : Mild weather is expected over Christmas ( up to Tuesday next). Winds will be often strong and very gusty southwesterly and these winds will feed in spells of rain from the nearby Atlantic Ocean at times, with the heaviest of the rain expected in the north and west. But there will be come cold interludes as well. Indeed, Friday evening and Friday night with be cold with frost and icy patches setting in very soon after dark. Mostly dry with clear spells, but scattered rain, hail and sleet showers are likely for a time. Lows of zero to 4C., are expected, coldest in the east, but values should rise later, especially in the western half of the country, as milder southwest breezes develop and freshen. Christmas Eve / Saturday: After a cold and locally frosty start in eastern areas. Temperatures will soon rise, with values 8 to 11 C., expected in the afternoon, ( normal or slightly above). A bright, fairly sunny morning, but turning cloudy later with some rain developing along Atlantic coasts and strong southwesterly winds. Oíche Nollaig / Saturday night will be windy and mostly cloudy, with rain and drizzle developing in most places, heavy in the northwest. Temperatures will remain at around 9 or 10 C., so no frost. Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day will be mild, windy and fairly cloudy days with some rain and drizzle at times, with some heavy rain in places, mainly in the west and north. Some bright spells too, mainly in eastern areas. Winds will be strong and blustery southwesterly and day time temperatures will be in the range 9 to 12 C. Mild at night, so no frost. There are some signs that colder, drier weather may set in then for the middle of next week, with frost and fog at night, but this is not certain and the mild conditions may yet prevail.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.  Advertisement Follow us on us on CHRISTMAS WEATHER LATEST: LET IT BLOW, LET IT BLOW, LET IT BLOW! was last modified: December 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:christmas forecastDONEGAL CHRISTMAS WEATHER LATEST: LET IT BLOWdonegal snowdonegal weatherLET IT BLOWsleetsnowlast_img read more

first_imgLee Cook has signed for non-League Eastleigh. Cook joins the Spitfires having scored eight goals last season for Barnet, helping them win promotion back to the Football League.The 32-year-old from Hammersmith previously made almost 200 appearances for QPR and had spells at Fulham and Watford.See also:Cook hopes to eventually manage QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_imgTeasley’s RBI single not only drove in the go-ahead run that broke a 2-all tie, but was the … Eureka >> Having just seen the batter in front of him walked intentionally, Daniel Teasley had a familiar face walking down the third base line before he stepped into the box in the bottom of the fourth inning.It was his manager, Scott St. John, who had one simple message.“I told him, you got to make them pay here,” St. John recalled.Teasley did — and then the rest of the Bombers followed.last_img read more

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew She finished with 18 points as she provided another scoring option aside from imports Yasmin Yildrim and Sutadta Chuewulim.The Motolite spikers, coming from a five-set win before the match, were at match point twice, 14-12 and 15-14,but failed to convert the winning point. They dell to 3-6.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MANILA, Philippines—Nicole Tiamzon carried BanKo Perlas on her shoulders as they escaped with a 19-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 17-15 squeaker over Motolite Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Alonte Sports Center in Binan, Laguna.Tiamzon slammed down three straight spikes as the Perlas Spikers completed the reversal en route to their third victory in eight matches.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess UConn in talks to move back into Big East View comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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