After raiding Old Trafford, Everton target Emirates next

first_imgBy Tony JimenezROBERTO Martinez’s improving Everton, buoyed after landing their first victory at Manchester United for 21 years, will try to end another long barren run when they visit Premier League leaders Arsenal on Sunday (6pm).Everton have not won at the north London club since Andrei Kanchelskis scored the winner in a 2-1 triumph in January 1996 and the odds are again stacked against the visitors this weekend.Arsenal are four points clear of second-placed Chelsea, having not lost at the Emirates in the league since they were surprisingly beaten by Aston Villa on the opening day of the season.“In football you need to go through disappointments, bide your time and wait for an opportunity,” Martinez told reporters after a late goal by deputy left back Bryan Oviedo secured a surprise 1-0 victory at champions United on Wednesday.“There is a real sense of pride because we came here with a real determination to be ourselves and I think we did that.”Oviedo, who also struck in fifth-placed Everton’s 4-0 rout of Stoke City last Saturday, is only in the side because of an injury to England fullback Leighton Baines.“It’s been frustrating for him but he has shown he’s ready and taken the opportunity to help the team,” Martinez added.“He has brought two goals in two games but more importantly he’s shown defensive concentration in those games too. He’s a real example.”Jose Mourinho hailed Chelsea’s best awayday of the season after a thrilling 4-3 victory at bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday and the manager will hope for a repeat effort at Stoke City on Saturday (5pm).Belgian winger Eden Hazard gave a scintillating performance, scoring twice for the 2012 European champions and also laying on a goal for vice-captain Frank Lampard.“Hazard was unplayable,” said Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet. “I don’t remember a player performing at this level against me as a manager.“We tried everything. We needed another football,” said the former Chelsea midfielder.Mourinho’s men come up against another former Stamford Bridge favourite at the weekend in Stoke manager Mark Hughes.Hughes made an encouraging start after taking over from Tony Pulis in the close season but Stoke have struggled in recent weeks and need a win on Saturday to ease mounting relegation worries.Third-placed Manchester City will be looking for revenge on Saturday (5pm) after producing one of their worst displays of last season at Southampton.City were shambolic in defence as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at the south coast club but Manuel Pellegrini’s team have been electric up front in recent weeks and could be meeting Southampton at just the right time.Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost 3-1 at Chelsea last Saturday before going down 3-2 at home to Aston Villa four days later.Luis Suarez will aim to continue his midweek scoring exploits when fourth-placed Liverpool entertain West Ham United at Anfield (5pm).The Uruguayan netted four times in a 5-1 thrashing of Norwich City on Wednesday to go top of the league scoring charts with 13 goals.Champions United, down in ninth position following their defeat by Everton, host Newcastle in Saturday’s early kick-off (2.45pm) while sixth-placed Tottenham Hotspur travel to Sunderland (7.30pm).The other games on Saturday feature Norwich travelling to West Bromwich Albion (5pm) and Cardiff City visiting Crystal Palace (5pm).Third from bottom Fulham entertain Aston Villa on Sunday (3.30pm) while Swansea City host Hull City on Monday (10pm).last_img read more

Yarnold strikes gold to make Winter Olympics history

first_imgLizzy Yarnold became the first Briton to successfully defend a Winter Olympic title when she claimed the skeleton gold on Saturday as Laura Deas took bronze to complete the country’s greatest day in the Winter Games.Austria’s Janine Flock had seemed set to spoil the party when her impressive third run sent her into the final round in the lead. Yarnold, however, piled on the pressure with a course-record final run and Flock then made a series of mistakes that relegated her from first to fourth.Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling took the silver.British women have won medals at every skeleton event since the sport was reintroduced to the Games in 2002 and their two on Saturday, along with a bronze for Izzy Atkin earlier in the freestyle skiing slopestyle, meant it is the first time the country has won three Winter Olympic medals in a day – beating their best of two in 1924.An ecstatic and largely British crowd at the finish line whooped and cheered as an overjoyed Yarnold whipped off her helmet and screamed.“I love big occasions like this. I love the tension of it all, and the release of tension at the end,” Yarnold told Reuters. “I just could not stop screaming”.Yarnold finished 0.45 seconds ahead of Loelling, who had led after the first two runs, as her blistering track record of 51.46 seconds made the difference.“It means so much to me,” said Yarnold, who lost her love for the sport following her Sochi success.“At times over the last four years it’s been so hard and I’ve doubted myself and wondered whether I could get back to where I wanted to be but the team never lost faith and that’s why I’m back here today on the podium,” she said.“Honestly after the last few years the aim was to get here to the Olympics, I wasn’t thinking about the medals – but to achieve that is the stuff of dreams, as is sharing the podium with Laura who’s been amazing.”Skeleton races begin with an explosive sprint, with athletes then diving head-first onto a sled which accelerates down the ice at speeds of over 100kph.A minus 14 degrees Celsius wind chill threatened to keep crowds away, but the event has been a popular spectator sport in Pyeongchang following the success of host country South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin, who took the men’s gold on Thursday.At the finish line, many were entertained by Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo, competing as part of her nation’s first Winter Games delegation, who danced cheerfully despite consistently coming last.Although the 36-year-old clocked some of the fastest start times across the four heats, she struggled with the track at Pyeongchang, regularly crashing into walls as she exited curves.last_img read more

UP breaks slump in UAAP volleyball, dumps UE

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines snapped its four-game losing streak and repulsed University of the East, 25-14, 18-25, 25-15, 25-10, to get back to winning ways in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Maroons, who started the season on a four-game unbeaten run before spiraling, improved to 5-4 while sending the Lady Warriors to a 1-8 record.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Diana Carlos led UP with 21 points while veteran Kathy Bersola and Isa Molde added 18 and 16 points, respectively.Shaya Adorador had 12 points to lead UE.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos UP assistant coach Rald Ricafort said this win was a huge boost for them as they are trying to recover from their disastrous skid that saw them plummet from first seed all the way to sixth.“They’re getting there mentally but the basis really is if they can show that in the game,” said Ricafort. “But this is a huge help for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnUP tied National University and Far Eastern University with 5-4 records with all three schools competing for one of the Final Four spots.Ateneo (7-1) and De La Salle (7-2) have established solid footing on the top two spots while University of Santo Tomas have laid claim on the third seed with a 5-3 slate. LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Federer, Nadal win to set up early showdown at Indian Wells MOST READ ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awardscenter_img View comments Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spotlast_img read more

Leo Austria puts positive spin on Terrence Romeo’s outburst: ‘He’s a warrior, he wants to win’

first_imgEduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card “They [the Hotshots] kept bugging him and there were no fouls, and then when he does that he gets called with a foul in an instant.”San Miguel governor Robert Non tried to pacify Romeo, who finished with 13 points and three fouls in 20 minutes of play, but his efforts fell on deaf ears.READ: Finals first-timer Terrence Romeo ‘serious’ about mulling retirement if Beermen wins titleAlex Cabagnot and the other Beermen then took a shot at calming down Romeo but they too failed to control their teammate.Austria, though, found a silver lining in Romeo’s outbursts.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Beermen have ‘nothing but praise’ for Terrence Romeo“I think he feels that he was on the receiving end of excessive fouls, I think that’s what happened,” said Austria in Filipino. “Prior to the technical, there was a prior incident where a foul wasn’t called.” 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? MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel head coach Leo Austria believes emotions just got the best of Terrence Romeo in his outburst in Game 2 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard View commentscenter_img “But I like the kid because he wants to win,” said Austria of Romeo. “He’s a warrior, that’s a sign that he doesn’t want to be stepped on. But still, this is a basketball game, sometimes someone will get ahead of you sometimes not.”“He should be mature already but slowly he’ll get there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Romeo received two quick technical fouls for berating a referee in the fourth quarter of the Beermen’s 108-101 Game 2 win Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in a scene where the combo guard seemed uncontrollable.Austria said Romeo felt that the Hotshots were too aggressive on the defensive end but still managed to get away with a few physical hits that triggered Romeo’s ire toward the game officials leading to his ejection with 6:23 left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Marcio Lassiter gets confidence boost after strong Game 2 showing The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s bookslast_img read more

Cariaso replaces Compton as coach

first_imgPriyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her LATEST STORIES BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? “It has been an honor to coach such a storied franchise. I have made great relationships and have a lot of love for people in the organization. Being a part of the Alaska family has meant a lot to me and my family, and we will always treasure our time with the Aces,” Compton added.Uytengsu also released a statement to media on Thursday, saying the franchise was “very sorry to see Alex leave the team.”“He had a tremendous impact on the team and was very concerned with the players’ well-being on and off the court,” Uytengsu added. “We also share that winning [with integrity] is an important aspect of our team and are grateful that Alex stepped aside to pave the way for someone to lead the Aces to our next championship.”Compton was often regarded as one of the better coaching minds in the league.Apart from his basketball culture, Compton spearheaded Alaska’s familial culture on and off the floor, pushing his players to participate in social responsibilities.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgendercenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Decades after anchoring the franchise’s dynastic run, which included a Grand Slam in 1996, Jeffrey Cariaso will try to author the end of Alaska’s current title drought.The former Aces star has been tapped to replace Alex Compton as head coach of the club that turned the PBA into its private playground in the 1990s.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake F2 Logistics out to end string of Finals losses OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery “[It is] truly a blessing to elevate into this level of leadership. I am honored for the opportunity and genuinely humbled as I face the challenge,” said Cariaso, known for his daredevil style of play, in a statement.“Thank you [Alaska team owner] Sir Fred [Uytengsu] and management for the trust. Certainly I will give my best, nothing else.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCompton, who steered the Aces to five Finals appearances but finished runner-up every time—including one where Alaska blew a 3-0 lead to San Miguel Beer—stepped down after he was asked to by Uytengsu on Wednesday.“Yesterday at his house, a man I deeply respect, Fred Uytengsu, sat down with me, looked me in the eye and asked me to step down,” Compton said in the statement. “I accepted his direction and have agreed to resign as head coach of the Alaska Aces.”last_img read more

SEA Games: Nestor Colonia bounces back with weightlifting bronze

first_imgNestor Colonia of the Philippines in the men’s 67kg weightlifting snatch event at the Southeast Asian Games in Manila on December 3, 2019. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — After finishing near the bottom of his class two years ago, Nestor Colonia this time, was among the top placers in the men’s 67-kilogram weightlifting event of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Colonia, a Rio Olympian and a gold medalist in the 2015 Asian Championships, bagged the bronze on Tuesday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Colonia finished second to the last when he competed in the 56 kg class in the 2017 Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia reportedly due to a knee injury.He became the latest Filipino to win a medal in weightlifting after John Ceniza (silver), Mary Flor Diaz (bronze), Hidilyn Diaz (gold), and Margaret Colonia (silver).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Deni Deni of Indonesia won the gold medal while Xuan Hoang Dinh of Vietnam snagged the silver. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominationscenter_img LATEST STORIES The 27-year-old Colonia registered a total lift of 287 kgs after tallying 127 kgs in the snatch and 160 kgs in the clean and jerk.SEA Games: Coach expects more weightlifting medals for PHFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday MOST READ SEA Games: 16-year-old nabs pencak silat silver medal for PH No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers fleelast_img read more

Making false promises!

first_imgDear Editor,Looking back at the APNU/AFC’s 2015 manifesto, we now realise that Guyana’s greatest con-artist has failed to fulfil his promises listed in the manifesto. When last has the Head of State read his 100-Day Plan in his manifesto? We have read it and were utterly disgusted at the delivery and performance on the promises made. The promise to provide thousands of jobs for the youths turned out to be a scam in that it led to the hiring of pensioners and retired army officers. The promise to establish a department in the Diaspora turned out to be the biggest phony scheme pulled off on the people in the Diaspora to finance the 2015 election campaign. And the promise to provide a better life for all has become the greatest exploit in the history of the country.Unfortunately, the Head of State has now earned the record as the Leader of Guyana with the worst delivery rate since independence in May 1966 and unless he changes course, we do not expect his performance to improve. In fact, he has earned the unenviable title of speaking more than acting in the interest of the people. This is a dark tragedy in the country where ego has overwhelmed competence, stubbornness has replaced rationality, and common sense has turned into stupidity. Listening to his utterances has demonstrated that he has very poor judgment and is incapable of healing the racial divide in Guyana. Under his watch, Guyana has engaged in a process of taxing the poor to feed the rich and the endgame of this strategy is endless poverty, joblessness and a quagmire of economic depression.The Head of State’s steadfast and rigid adherence to the belief that he and only he, is correct at all times is moronic. His biggest problem is that he is a very poor communicator, who is mean spirited and uncaring for the poor and the working class. His single biggest blunder to date is his failure to find solutions for the constant power blackouts, high crime rate, declining agriculture production, floods, inability to charge anyone for alleged corrupt practices after spending more than 5 million of the taxpayers’ money on audits, and refusing to embrace youths with talent and skills. He has surrounded himself with “Yes” men and women many of whom lack original thoughts and the ability to think creatively. The President should be reminded that he is not the head of a military organisation where all his commands must be carried out. He is now dealing with a civilian population in a democracy where criticism must flourish.Simply put, his failure to deliver on his 100-Day promises exposes his inability to rise to the challenge, lead the nation and move the country forward. We challenge him to deliver on this one promise, the Code of Conduct for his Ministers. In his 100-Day Plan he said that “A Code of Conduct will be established for Parliamentarians, Ministers and others holding high positions in government to abide by, including mechanisms for those to demit office if in violation of the Code of Conduct.” After 18 months, there is still no code of conduct, and we believe that none will be forthcoming either. Talk is cheap.Sincerely,Asquith Rose andHarish Singhlast_img read more

Essequibo man granted $500k bail for unlawful and malicious wounding

first_imgA man from Essequibo was on Friday granted bail in the sum of 0,000, when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Walston Bhoodoo, 52, is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Jai Singh on June, 14, 2016, at 14 Miles, Kassana Backdam, Essequibo River. He was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge read to him by the magistrate.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones made strong objections to bail, stating that the defendant gave conflicting addresses to the Police.It was revealed by Jones that the men who are known to each other had an argument which resulted in the use of violence.On the day in question Singh was in his camp when approached by Bhoodoo, who started to argue with him over money, and a fight broke out between the two. Bhoodoo, armed with a sharp object, dealt Singh two ‘jooks’ to his abdomen.The court also heard that after the confrontation ended, Singh began receiving threatening text messages from unknown persons, who he suspected to be relatives of the defendant.Chief Magistrate McLennan granted Bhoodoo bail under the condition that he must stay without 50 feet of Singh. The accused was also placed on a bond on good behaviour.Bhoodoo is expected to make his next court appearance on June 29 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Leguan resident remanded for trafficking of narcotics

first_imgMunalica Moore of Lot 13 Phoenix, Leguan Island, Region Three (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara), on Thursday made her first court appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Leguan Magistrate’s Court to answer possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge.She pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that ranks from the Leguan Police Station conducted a search on her premises. During that search a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis and a quantity of ‘creamish hard, rock light substance’ suspected to be cocaine were found on a table. The cannabis was weighed and amounted to 22 grams while the cocaine amounted to 10 grams. She was subsequently arrested, where she denied the police allegations.Magistrate Scarce remanded her to prison until July, 28, 2016. Moore was represented by attorney Kimberly Hairwood.last_img read more

Coach in testicles affair decries bias

first_img0Shares0000MOMBASA, Kenya, May 3- Daudi Kajembe, alias Rasta, the assistant coach at the centre of the referee testicle affair is now accusing the press of being biased against him.Kajembe is accused of assaulting referee Martin Wekesa, squeezing his testicles until the victim allegedly collapsed to the ground in pain when he sent-off a Sparki Youth player during a lower league match in Mombasa. Speaking for the first time since the suit filed by Wekesa seeking Sh20m in damages from Football Kenya Federation (FKF) after he claimed the attack rendered him impotent, Kajembe decried he had not been given fair hearing.“The media in particular the foreign media has waged an orchestrated onslaught against me over the incident yet I am innocent unless proved guilty,” the coach who was banned from all football activity for life by FKF following the incident added.He was speaking after watching a division one clash between Modern Coast Rangers and West Ham at Mombasa’s Ronald Ngala Grounds begging belief whether the life ban from football was still in effect.Kajembe is facing charges of causing grievous bodily harm to Wekesa during an altercation in a highly charged division one derby between arch rivals Admiral and Spaki Youth match in September 2012 at Tudor Day Grounds in Mombasa.Apart from the suit, Wekesa is suing FKF for $157000 due to loss of conjugal rights, story that has grabbed headlines worldwide.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more