ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): Three players have been slapped with fines by the West Indies Cricket Board for breaches of the Code of Conduct during the opening round of the Regional First-Class Championship last weekend. All-rounders Dave Bernard Jr and Kevin Stoute, along with off-spinner Shane Shillingford, were all fined 10 per cent of their match fees for Level One breaches. Bernard, who plays for Jamaica Scorpions and Stoute, who represents Barbados Pride, were both charged for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by excessive appealing for lbw decisions that were given not out during the encounter between the two teams at Kensington Oval. Shillingford, meanwhile, was penalised for “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game” after he pointed to his elbow during an appeal for a catch while he was batting in the Windward Islands Volcanoes second innings against Guyana Jaguars at the National Stadium at Providence in Georgetown. His actions were adjudged to be an attempt to influence the umpire’s decision. The players all admitted to the charges and accepted the sanctions.
View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Here in England, you don’t protect the players — that is a big mistake. You have to do it for the quality, not quantity. Play every three, four, five days, but not every two days … Look at how many players have muscular injuries in this period. But it doesn’t matter; the show must go on. And that’s why there will be players not fit.”Guardiola’s comments came as Palace’s Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon were ruled out for the remainder of the season. Manager Roy Hodgson said both players had suffered cruciate ligament injuries in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with City.“We won’t see anything of those players for the rest of our season and it is going to be hard for them to get ready even for the start of next season, because these are serious injuries,” Hodgson said after Palace’s 2-1 win at Southampton on Tuesday.Hectic EPL schedule will “kill” the players, warns GuardiolaADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola points during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Watford at Etihad stadium, in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hit out at the amount of games played in the Premier League over the festive period, saying the schedule is going to “kill” the players.City was one of the teams to play four games in 11 days across Christmas and the new year, with the last two matches — away to Crystal Palace and at home to Watford — coming just two days apart.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “What I saw, what everybody sees, in the last weeks is how many injuries the players have,” Guardiola said. “We are going to kill them (the players). The federation — whoever the bosses are — have to reflect. It’s not normal.”Guardiola’s ire might have been caused by the sight of right back Kyle Walker holding his groin in the final minutes of the 3-1 win over Watford on Tuesday. The City coach said Walker “might have a little bit of a problem.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCity lost striker Gabriel Jesus to a ligament injury early in the 0-0 draw at Palace on Sunday that will keep him out for up to six weeks.“I know the show must go on and it doesn’t matter with which guys the show must go on,” Guardiola said. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’
We do not know how many other counties have experienced delayed school re-openings due to various logistical problems. But our Nimba Correspondent Ishmael Menkor reported yesterday that school reopening across the county was delayed for two primary reasons: first, the absence or delayed arrival of anti-Ebola supplies, such as chlorinated hand washing buckets and temperature taking devices. The second was the delayed disbursement of subsidies to public schools, which the Ministry of Education (MOE) has directed not to charge entrance, registration or any other fees whatsoever. The MOE’s reason was a good one—to minimize the hardship on parents, most of whom have suffered substantial economic and financial setbacks due to the Ebola epidemic. In order to save public schools from financial shortfalls since they had been ordered not to accept registration or other fees, MOE pledged subsidies to these schools. Alas, in Nimba County at least, Menkor reported that the subsidies have not been forthcoming.Surely Nimba is not that far away. Due to the deplorable road conditions and also the ongoing highway construction that necessitates many detours, it takes about five hours to reach Ganta from Monrovia. That is not that far; so what is the reason that MOE could not get the subsidies and Ebola-fighting materials to Nimba schools in time? It was in early January that the Ministry announced the reopening of schools by late January and then early February. Surely, before making that pronouncement, MOE should already have made sure to line up its promised subsidies, its anti-Ebola supplies, books and all other necessities for distribution throughout the country in time for school reopening. This was the minimum the Ministry could have done to take itself seriously in order to meet its own target date. It is a sad commentary on educational administration, most especially at the governmental level, for MOE to not be in compliance with its own deadlines. And if these deadlines are not met for schools as near as Nimba, how much more the schools in much further distances, such as Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Grand Kru, Maryland, Sinoe, River Cess and Lofa counties?But this is nothing new. We recall that a few years ago it took months for textbooks to reach the schools in River Gee County. Liberian administrators have to take themselves far more seriously. They must realize that Liberia is a small country—only 43,000 square miles, with a population of hardly 4,000,000. So why does Liberia seem so hard to manage? Why did it take months, well into second semester, before River Gee students could get their textbooks?How long did it take further distances—Grand Kru, Maryland, Sinoe, River Cess, Lofa Counties—to receive their text books, if at all? In this post-Ebola season, how long will it take for all these distant places to receive their subsidies and supplies?Surely MOE should give credit to the progress in the banking sector, which has made it possible for every county to boast of at least one bank. That is progress which should make it easier for the MOE—or anyone else—to move money around. So what is the reason for the late arrival of subsidies, especially in a centrally located and progressive city like Ganta, where there are at least FIVE banks? MOE leads us to ask the totally unnecessary question, What is the purpose of progress, if our very government fails to recognize the progress that its own regulatory institutions, such as the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), are making sure to establish around the country? All MOE needed to do was to instruct the Ministry of Finance to channel the subsidies through any of these banks—or MOE could have made sure that Finance remitted the money directly to MOE, which could then transfer it to the various counties directly through the banking system.We hope Minister Etmonia Tarpeh and other MOE authorities do not think we are being needlessly critical. All we are trying to do is to remind them that Liberia is a very small country. Therefore, apart from the reason of the lack of budgetary allocation, it should not take that much time and effort to get things done efficiently and expeditiously. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A side view of the house where nine people were found unconscious on Saturday.Two children reported dead, another suffering leg painsForensic police investigators said they were baffled by Saturday morning’s discovery of nine unconscious family members in a house they shared with another family in New Georgia’s Bassa Town.Neighbor D.K. Wonsaleah J. Marbiah told the Daily Observer on Saturday that police officers were called in when a young man, who was returning a phone belonging to one of the victims in the house, heard muffled sounds.“He said the voice of the owner of the phone resembled someone asleep and not aware of what was happening to him,” Marbiah said.He said the man who reported the incident had peeped into the window of the apartment and what he saw convinced him that either something bad was happening, or had happened to the family.“We immediately called the police who did not waste time and came to find out what was happening to the family,” he said.He said that when police officers forced the door of the house open, they discovered nine persons, including a twin and a 4-month old baby, unconscious.Baffled residents could not explain what was responsible for the strange event because the house does not have electricity or generator.“These are good, God fearing people,” another resident said. “They have devotion every morning and it is their devotion that wakes many of us to get ready for our businesses.”While an official report is yet to come from the Liberia National Police after the investigation, residents told the Daily Observer that “we believe it’s a spiritual attack,” though they could not explain who might be responsible for the ‘attack.’A report reaching this newspaper said two persons, including one of the twins and the 4-month-old baby, had already died; and another, identified as Jomah, complained of pain in his legs.Marbiah said since the incident he has found it difficult to sleep in his room.Incidents of people dying in their sleep have been reported in Monrovia but there has been no official report on these strange happenings from the Ministry of Health or from the local chapter of West African College of Physicians. Without a professional explanation of these incidences, many attribute them to “witchcraft.”It may be recalled that in 2014 four members of a family in ELWA were discovered unconscious, when neighbors checked on them, but survived their ordeal.In December 2016, a man and his wife, who had returned to the country from the US to visit family members, were discovered dead in a house in the Chocolate City community along Somalia Drive. The recriminations that ensued separated family members, some accusing others of being responsible for the tragedy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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The new tactician who will be assisted by Mary Adhiambo has already named a squad of 30 players which is expected in camp on Sunday evening to start preparations for the COSAFA tourney.The squad has seen a return of strikers Neddy Atieno and Mwanahalima Adam who missed Starlets’ African Women’s Cup of Nations campaign. While Adam was finalizing her KCSE exams, Atieno was away in military training.Missing from the squad is last year’s top scorer Esse Mbeyu Akida who has taken some time off football to concentrate on her job in Kilifi with Moving The Goalposts (MTG), the Non-Governmental Organization which gave her a footballing chance.Harambee Starlets forward Esse Akida wheels away in celebration after scoring against Uganda during the 2016 CECAFA Women’s Championship. PHOTO/COURTESYAlso conspicuously missing from the squad is goalkeeper Samantha Akinyi and midfielder Christine Nafula.Starlets have been placed in Group B of the COSAFA Cup alongside Swaziland, Mozambique and Mauritius. They begin their campaign against the Mozambicans on September 14 at the Luveve Stadium in Bulawayo.Defending champions Zimbabwe have been placed in Group A and will face off with Zambia, Madagascar and Malawi while South Africa who won the preceding three tournaments in 2002, 2006 and 2008 headline Group C alongside Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana.With 12 teams competing this year, it is the biggest ever field assembled for the COSAFA Women’s Championship and shows the tremendous growth in women’s football in the last decade.At the same time, the national under-20 team will be leaving for Jordan later Sunday for a week-long training camp where they will play two friendly matches with the hosts.The junior Starlets are using the camp to prepare for their second FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia next month. Kenya qualified for the second qualification round after Botswana failed to show up for the second leg having lost 7-1 in the first leg at home.FKF President Nick Mwendwa signing the kit deal with Mafro Sports Managing Director Mahmoud Gondha.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, Football Kenya Federation has terminated its contract with Singapore apparel company Mafro Sports barely three months after a mouth-watering Sh75mn-a-year deal was signed.According to FKF, Mafro never honored their end of the bargain. They were supposed to deliver at least 600 pieces of uniform to all the national teams but they haven’t done that as well as a monetary addition to the deal.The company was also supposed to provide replica jerseys for sale to fans but the same is yet to be done. The kit was used only once, during Harambee Stars’ 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone in an African Cup of Nations qualifier.This was the second kitting deal signed by the federation in the recent past. Sam Nyamweya’s reign saw the federation sign a kit deal with Joma.Harambee Starlets COSAFA SquadGoalkeepers: Vivian Akinyi (Soccer Queens), Jenipher Adhiambo (Mathare United), Jane Achila (Oserian), Pauline Atieno (Makolanders);Defenders: Wendy-Ann Achieng (Spedag), Irene Ogutu (Oserian), Dorcas Shikobe (Oserian), Doris Anyango (Spedag), Lillian Adera (Vihiga Queens), Gerereder Akinyi (Mombasa Olympic), Juliet Auma (Thika Queens), Esther Nandika (Soccer Queens ), Jackline Musula (Mathare);Midfielders: Carolyne Anyango (Spedag), Cheris Avilia (Spedag), Jacky Ogol (Spedag), Lydia Akoth (Thika Queens), Winfried Achieng (Mombasa Olympic), Winnie Kanyotu (Gaspo), Florence Awino (Gaspo);Strikers: Neddy Atieno (KDF), Mary Kinuthia (Unattached), Mercy Achieng(Thika Queens), Sharon Bushenei (Spedag), Lucy Mukhwana (KDF), Teresa Engesha (Vihiga Leeds), Phoebe Oketch (Vihiga Queens), Janet Moraa (Nyamira Starlets), Judith Musimbi (Soccer Queens), Mwanahalima Adam (Mombasa Olympic).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets players take a water break during a past training session. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27- Former Thika Queens tactician Richard Kanyi has been named new Harambee Starlets head coach, replacing David Ouma who has since taken over the role of Deputy Technical Director at the Football Kenya Federation.Kanyi’s first job in charge of the national team would be leading them into the COSAFA Women’s Cup where Starlets is one of the invited teams.
0Shares0000Albania’s Etrit Berisha (L) vies with Spain’s Rodrigo Moreno during their World Cup 2018 qualifier match Spain in Alicante on October 6, 2017 © AFP / JOSE JORDANPARIS, France, Oct 6 – Heavyweights Spain qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a routine 3-0 home win over Albania, but Serbia must wait to seal to their place following a 3-2 loss in Austria.Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara all scored inside the first 30 minutes in Alicante as the 2010 world champions locked up top spot in Group G as Italy were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia in Turin. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was greeted with a mixture of jeers and applause on his 92nd international appearance just days after voting in a referendum on Catalan independence deemed illegal by the Spanish government and blighted by police violence.“We had to concentrate solely on football,” coach Julen Lopetegui told Spanish TV station Teledeporte.“It has been a difficult, complicated week and fortunately we managed to do that in a very, very good first 30 minutes.”Four-time World Cup winners Italy are destined for the November play-offs after Macedonian substitute Aleksandar Trajkovski’s 77th-minute equaliser cancelled out a first-half goal by veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini.“There’s still one match left and then we’ll think about the play-offs. We hope to get some players back,” said Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura, whose squad has been depleted by a raft of injuries.Serbia missed out on a chance to wrap up qualification from Group D with a match to spare as Louis Schaub struck a minute from time to give Austria victory in Vienna.Serbia, who could have sealed a spot in Russia with victory, led through an early Luka Milivojevic goal but fell behind as Austria replied through efforts from Guido Burgstaller and Marko Arnautovic.Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic had levelled on 83 minutes before Schaub’s winner, but Serbia can still advance by defeating Georgia in their final qualifier in Belgrade on Monday.– Showdown awaits in Dublin –Wales’ Tom Lawrence controls the ball next to Georgia’s Otar Kakabadze during their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match in Tbilisi on October 6, 2017 © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVTom Lawrence scored his first international goal to earn Wales a vital 1-0 victory in Georgia and keep them firmly in the hunt for a finals berth.The Derby County forward rifled in the winner four minutes after half-time in Tbilisi as Chris Coleman’s team stayed a point clear of third-placed Republic of Ireland.The Irish brushed Moldova aside 2-0 in Dublin through a first-half brace from Daryl Murphy and now face Wales at home in a final-round showdown with first place in the group still in play.“All we can do is work hard and take care of our business. We have a huge test on Monday night against the Republic of Ireland. We have a game plan and we will see where it takes us,” Coleman told Sky Sports.Serbia head the section on 18 points with Wales, aiming to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958, second on 17 and Ireland another point further back.Iceland took a huge step towards a maiden World Cup appearance with an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in Eskisehir that leaves the hosts all but out of the running.Johann Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason scored as Iceland pulled two points clear of Croatia at the top of Group I after the latter were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to eliminated Finland.Ukraine are level on 17 points with Croatia following a 2-0 win away to Kosovo and host the Croats in Kiev on Monday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
At Roma, his career took off as he scored 29 goals in two seasons and created 17 others to draw the attention of several English Premier League suitors.Liverpool made a successful £34.3 million (about $46.5 million; 38.5 million euros) bid and Salah has not looked back since, scoring 23 goals in 29 matches in all competitions.He has made a habit of bagging braces with the most recent helping Liverpool come from behind at home to edge Leicester City 2-1 last month.Seventeen of the goals have come in the Premier League, placing him second in the scorers’ charts, only one goal behind Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.Apart from his Liverpool exploits, Salah last year helped resurgent Egypt finish Africa Cup of Nations runners-up and reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990.The African Player of the Year title completed an awards hat-trick after he was named BBC African Footballer of the Year in December and Arab Player of the Year earlier this week.It is a far cry from a few years ago when Salah was doubting whether he could ever become a regular scorer in a major European league.“Mohamed has been absolutely amazing and gives Liverpool a different dimension because his pace gets him behind defenders,” said former Liverpool star Ian Rush.“Before the arrival of Salah, opponents of Liverpool were happy in the knowledge that no one was going past them.”Another former Liverpool star, Gary McAllister, said the Egyptian combined individual skill with teamwork.“Mohamed has wonderful flair, but also works effortlessly for the side and is very much a team player.“He works his socks off for the badge and that is what really impresses me. He is also capable of scoring from all areas of the pitch.”Most Egyptian stars eventually play for one of the Cairo club giants — Al Ahly or Zamalek — before considering a move to Europe.But Salah never lined up for the “Red Devils” of Ahly or the “White Knights” of Zamalek, turning out for less fashionable El Mokawloon instead in the Egyptian capital.His goals attracted the attention of Basel, who signed him after Egyptian domestic football was suspended in 2012 when a football-related Port Said riot claimed more than 70 lives.He played for Egypt at under-20 and under-23 levels before making his senior debut and was the leading 2018 World Cup qualifying scorer in Africa with five goals.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Since arriving at Liverpool from Roma in the close-season, Mohamed Salah has already scored 10 times, including four in his last three appearancesACCRA, Ghana, Jan 4 – It took Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah just three years to transform from a Chelsea reject to being crowned African Player of the Year in Ghana Thursday.Salah failed to blossom after moving from Swiss outfit Basel to Stamford Bridge, leading to him being lent to Serie A sides Fiorentina and AS Roma, then sold to the latter.
Graham Hunter has told talkSPORT that David Moyes’ Real Sociedad tenure is OVER.The Spanish football expert spoke to Moyes on Sunday evening and the ex-Everton and Manchester United boss confirmed his departure.Sociedad, who are 16th in La Liga following Friday night’s defeat to lowly Las Palmas, have yet to announce the news.But Hunter, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Monday, said: “He is done for. I spoke to him at length last night.”Hunter went on to criticise the Spanish club’s handling of Moyes’ departure, claiming it has been a “comedy of errors”.News emerged of the Scot’s sacking on Sunday evening but he was not informed in person as his flight back to Spain, following a brief trip to England, was delayed.Moyes is expected to meet the San Sebastian club’s president Jokin Aperribay on Monday before his sacking is officially confirmed.“While it is difficult to defend the numbers, what he is going to leave behind is a cowardly club,” said Hunter.“It is a really embarrassing and dishonourable way for the club to do this to a guy who had the solutions to this weak, self-indulgent squad’s problems.”
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