Can Blue Angels Make it Three Wins in a Row?

first_imgAn action scene that dominates the current league seasonThe Orange-sponsored Liberia Football Association (LFA) second division national league resumes on Saturday.Defending champions Bea Mountain will welcome Barrack Young Controllers (BYC-II) to Kinjor, Grand Cape Mount County at 4:00 PM.At the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia, Pags FC will be hoping to make it two wins in a row when they take on Muscat FC at 2:00 PM while Gardnersville FC will meet Freeport FC at 4:00 PM.In Unification Town, Margibi County, Mighty Blue Angels can make it three wins in a row with a victory over Jai FC at 2:00 PM while Tony FC will battle Samaria FC at 4:00 PM.In Sanniquellie, Nimba County, Heaven Eleven FC and Bristol FC will square off at 2:00 PM while Nimba Kwado will battle rejuvenated Mighty Barrolle at 4:00 PM.Srimex FC, formerly ELWA United, are not in action on matchday three due to the odd number of teams.Muscat’s Konah Gbolor and Bristol’s Aloysius Davies will return, having served a one-match suspension for two yellow cards during the 3-3 draw on 26 February in a game that witnessed two hat-tricks, five penalties, and seven yellow cards.Moses Korbah misses the second match for Blue Angels following his red card against Srimex on 26 February.Fans attending league games stand a great chance to win L$50,000 as part of enticing sponsorship promotions provided by Orange.An undercover photographer will visit match venues to take photos of a jubilant fan, who will have three days, to identify him/herself on Orange-Liberia Facebook page.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Explosive detonated on Encana Pipeline

first_imgAn explosive device was detonated on a natural gas pipeline east of Dawson Creek. The explosive device damaged, but did not rupture the 12inch diameter steel gas line and caused a six foot crater in the ground. RCMP say it appears to have been deliberately set at a point where the pipeline emerged from the ground. The explosion occurred near the Alberta Border and Highway 52. A suspicious letter was sent to a local media outlet on October 10th advising local oil and gas companies to cease production and leave the area. The RCMP contacted local oil and gas businesses to advise them of the letter. The letter did not contain any specific threats.- Advertisement – Sergeant Tim Shields with the RCMP says they do not know what type of explosive was detonated.Advertisement [asset|aid=437|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=81c497486271d812c594ce4c1d906a42-Explosive – 1_1_Pub.mp3] The RCMP believe the explosion occurred the night of Saturday October 11th after a hunter who travels in the area came across the site. The hunter stated he had walked to the same location the previous day and did not notice the crater. The pipeline is owned by EnCana and carries sour gas to the Steep Rock gas plant. The incident is being treated as a serious criminal act as is posed a threat to the pipeline infrastructure. If you have any information about this incident please contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPSlast_img read more

Poll: Arnold lacks support on education

first_imgGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a job-approval rating of 62percent among likely voters, but just 34percent support for the job he’s doing on education, a poll released Wednesday says. The survey by the Public Policy Institute Poll notes that Schwarzenegger has pushed back an overhaul of the school-funding system to 2008, his “Year of Education Reform,” which could account for the disparity in the numbers. Respondents also gave low marks to legislators, with just 38percent approving of their overall job performance and 29percent satisfied with their handling of education. “While education remains a critical issue for most Californians, they clearly see a lack of progress and appear to be questioning the return on all the investment and activity of recent years,” PPIC spokesman Mark Baldassare said. The poll also found that 80percent of respondents think the quality of the state’s K-12 schools is something of a problem, and 52percent think schools are in big trouble. But even so, they lack confidence in officials, their ability to allocate resources properly and are reluctant to increase education spending without greater fiscal responsibility. About 48 percent of respondents said the state needs to increase funding for education, while 37percent said the state should make better use of existing funds. sgeissinger@angnewspapers.com (916) 447-9302 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Poyet slams 2022 winter World Cup: English football to ‘pay the price’ for FIFA’s mess!

first_img1 Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has slammed FIFA’s decision to stage the 2022 Qatar World Cup in the winter.The governing body’s taskforce announced the competition should be played during November and December, with a final conclusion on the dates to be made on March 20.But Poyet has questioned the vote to award the finals to Qatar, claiming FIFA need to take more responsibility for the decision.“[FIFA] voted for Qatar, and if they knew where Qatar was and how hot it is in June and July, maybe their vote was wrong,” said Poyet. “It’s their responsibility and we have to accept it and get on with it.“It’s very easy after people have made the decisions to vote for one country for whatever interest they had, now to complain because it’s going to be played in November or December.“You think before you vote – it is as simple as that. I think they need to be a little bit more responsible themselves.“Now we [English football] have to pay the price.”Yet, Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has welcomed the news, insisting playing the tournament in Qatar’s blistering summer heat would not have worked, adding England will benefit from the altered date.“England certainly wouldn’t benefit from a World Cup in the summer in Qatar – for our fans or for our players,” said Pardew.“Qatar have won the process and we all have to understand in football that year could well be a winter World Cup. We have to deal with it and I’m sure we can.“We have to organise our winter leagues and programmes around it accordingly.“Can it be a success? Absolutely, why not? Most World Cups are a success.” Sunderland manager Gus Poyet last_img read more

Benzema scoring freely for Real, Atletico crash to Celta

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure seems to have left more space for Karim Benzema to score © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Sep 1 – Karim Benzema scored twice and Gareth Bale notched another for Real Madrid in a 4-1 thrashing of Leganes on Saturday after Atletico Madrid crashed to defeat in La Liga.Benzema grabbed a second-half double and might have got his hat-trick had Sergio Ramos passed on the penalty he scored after a foul on Marco Asensio. Atletico lost more ground on their city neighbours as they sank to a 2-0 defeat at Celta Vigo which coach Diego Simeone described as “a major wake-up call”.At the Santiago Bernabeu, Bale broke the deadlock with a smart half-volley, which was briefly cancelled out by Leganes’ Guido Carrillo, who converted his own spot-kick to ensure Thibaut Courtois’ first Madrid contribution was to pick the ball out of his own net.Rejuvenated under new coach Julen Lopetegui and, perhaps, liberated by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Bale and Benzema impressed again. Bale has now scored three times and Benzema four from the first three La Liga games of the season.Together with Asensio, Real may be about to discover a new attacking trio of untouchables, even if Lopetegui rejected the idea afterwards.“The word untouchable does not exist in football,” Lopetegui said. “The goals were down to the whole team.”Real have also taken maximum points from their opening three fixtures in contrast to the same point last season when they were already five behind Barcelona.Leganes’ underwhelming start under new boss Mauricio Pellegrino continues. They are yet to post a victory.– Courtois debut –Former Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois made his Real Madrid debut © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSKeylor Navas was named last season’s best goalkeeper by UEFA on Thursday but was only deemed second choice here by Lopetegui, who handed Courtois his debut after joining from Chelsea earlier this month.“He has wished me a lot of luck, we get on very well,” Courtois said of Navas. “Sometimes people just want to create controversy.”Luka Modric took the place of Isco, in a midfield three with Casemiro and Toni Kroos. Bale and Asensio supported Benzema up front.Real’s confident start saw Asensio skip in behind but his lifted finish floated just over, before Bale’s cross was too quick for the straining head of Benzema at the back post.The first goal came after Ramos’ pass found Dani Carvajal as the furthest man forward and the full-back’s clever header back towards the penalty spot wrong-footed everyone except Bale. The Welshman arched his right leg over the bouncing ball, his finish just enough to beat Ivan Cuellar.Real looked in control but, against the run of play, Leganes earned a lifeline when Casemiro tripped Javier Eraso in the box. Carrillo sidefooted left as Courtois dived right.Benzema was unlucky to restore the lead when his fired shot was denied only by the foot of Cuellar but the striker did not have to wait long. Three minutes into the second half he headed in Asensio’s cross from the left after winning a tussle with Leganes’ Jonathan Silva.Referee Jaime Latre initially blew for a foul but, after consulting VAR, the replay showed Silva had been the aggressor and the goal stood.There was no doubt about Benzema’s second. He exchanged a one-two with Modric on the edge of the area and, drifting right, dragged his shot left, back across goal and into the bottom corner.He might have had his hat-trick had Ramos opted to delegate penalty duties after Asensio fell over a thoughtless challenge from Leganes captain Unai Bustinza. But Ramos took the spot-kick and made no mistake.Atletico coach Simeone said he “assumed responsibility” as his side went down to goals from Celta’s Maximilian Gomez and Spain forward Iago Aspas.Atletico drew their opener against Valencia before making amends with a 1-0 home win over Rayo Vallecano but they have now dropped points for the second time this season.“Celta played very well,” conceded Simeone. “We didn’t trouble them, they were sharp and obviously afterwards they knew how to defend their advantage.“We lacked precision with the chances we had, that’s why we failed to score.“It’s a major wake-up call, for me mainly because against Rayo we weren’t good in the final 10 minutes… But I’m not worried, I’m calm.”Reigning champions Barcelona take on Huesca at the Camp Nou on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Style hits a high note at AMAs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre In case you didn’t know it was him, Soulja Boy scribbled his name all over the frames of his white Dolce & Gabanna sunglasses.GraphicsRapper Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony wore a white jacket by Artful Dodger that had pop art-style illustrations embroidered all over in black with splashes of bright greens, pinks and yellows.LaidbackSkateboarding legend Tony Hawk opted for a casual look in his Quicksilver brand black button-up shirt with exposed white stitching at the seams and blue jeans. Why not his own brand? “Actually, Quicksilver bought my brand so I guess it’s the same thing.”Bushy haired Brent Kutzle of rock quintet OneRepublic sported old-school checkered Vans. His band mates Eddie Fisher and Ryan Tedder also wore Vans in pinstriped and solid black, respectively.Sunday BestThe boys of Pretty Ricky put on their Sunday best with matching cream-colored suits, terra cotta-colored shirts and paisley ties. Pop’s biggest stars brought fashion to the Nokia red carpet at Sunday’s American Music Awards. And as expected, it was all over the map. Here are some of the looks.The divas dazzled.Rappers sparkled. Rock newcomers resurrected old favorites, including skinny ties, military-style jackets and skinny pants. In fact, one reporter told OneRepublic, “You guys look like early Duran Duran,” thrilling the rock fivesome into an impromptu performance of “Girls on Film.”The OffbeatPony-hair boots kept Shanel’s tootsies warm. Rapper Ne-Yo was dressed to the nines in a black velvet Ralph Lauren tuxedo, complete with a hat and a scarf.Akon forgot to remove the Barney’s tag from his $3,400 Burberry gray duster.GlamNatalie Zea from television’s “Dirty Sexy Money” says she wanted to glam it up for her first-ever American Music Awards show. So, she went with the shimmering Randolph Duke.Myra says she was going for the “Latin thing” in her shimmering floral, single-strap wrap-around dress.Kellie Pickler wore black. Ashanti wore gold. And both long, flowing gowns bared a little at the waist.Mary J. Blige was all sequins and curves in her haute one-sleeved Emanuel Ungaro dress. And get a load of those chandelier earrings.BlingSean Kingston stole the spotlight with the giant $150,000 64 Crayons Box hood ornament around his neck.Ryne Sanborn of “High School Musical” fame showed off his diamond-encrusted skull-and-crossbone silver belt buckle.The MiniWith upswept hair and long dangling earrings, country darling Carrie Underwood attracted a lot of attention in her white halter dress made of stitched together rose buds.Miley Cyrus also showed lots of leg. The young star of “Hannah Montana” looked all grown up in her little red number by Nuj Novakhett.Taylor Swift paired her black mini with black boots.Fergie also strolled the carpet in black, which had an open weave high choker neck.“Dancing With the Stars” competitor Jennie Garth was in a turquoise blue empire waisted full mini with a banded hemline way above the knees.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Abbas challenges Hamas to accept Israel

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2However, a referendum, which Palestinian pollsters expect to pass, could provide cover for the militants to become more moderate without appearing to succumb to Western pressure. Such a vote could also renew pressure on Israel to return to the negotiating table rather than impose borders on the Palestinians. As Abbas outlined his proposal, violence again erupted in Gaza. A group of policemen on their way back from the funeral of a top security commander in Gaza City clashed with a newly formed Hamas militia, and one of the officers was wounded, security officials said. At nightfall, three officers in the presidential guard were shot and wounded on patrol in Gaza City, officials said. They said the gunfire came from the direction of a Hamas militia unit. In the past week, 10 people have been killed in clashes between Hamas and Abbas’ Fatah Party. Fatah and Hamas leaders held talks in Ramallah and Gaza to defuse the crisis, and Abbas used the opportunity to challenge Hamas to adopt a program that implies recognition of Israel or to let the people decide. RAMALLAH, West Bank – In a bold initiative, the Palestinian president gave Hamas 10 days to accept the idea of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, saying Thursday he’ll submit the plan to a referendum by mid-July if the Islamic militants refuse. Mahmoud Abbas’ surprise announcement is a political gamble that could either help resolve the Palestinians’ internal deadlock or lead the Hamas-led government and Fatah into a deeper crisis. Abbas asked Hamas to endorse a document drawn up by senior Palestinian militants imprisoned in Israel. It accepts statehood in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem – territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East War. Approving the document would imply recognition of Israel – one of the three conditions imposed by Israel and the West for doing business with the Hamas-led government. The document falls short of meeting the other two conditions – renouncing violence and accepting past peace accords – so it was unclear whether the international boycott would be called off even if Hamas acquiesced. Hamas, which is facing a crippling international boycott because of its refusal to moderate its position, appeared to be divided over the idea. The Islamic militants won parliamentary elections in January, and took over the Palestinian Authority on Feb. 18. Abbas was elected separately a year earlier. The plan was conceived in a wing for 120 Palestinian security prisoners at Hadarim prison, with many sessions taking place in the prison yard, said Khader Shkirat, a lawyer for a key signer, Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. An inmate from Hamas also signed the document. Hamas ideology does not accept a Jewish state in the Middle East, and Hamas does not accept interim peace accords with a state it does not recognize. Hamas suicide bombers have killed hundreds of Israelis over the past decade. Abbas has been seeking to counter Hamas’ power, removing authority over security forces from the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry and asserting he has the authority to conduct peace negotiations with Israel.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Lukaku latest! talkSPORT told United still in talks with Everton but no deal yet

first_imgManchester United remain in talks with Everton over Romelu Lukaku with a deal yet to be reached.United stepped up their interest in Lukaku this week and have moved ahead of Chelsea in the race to secure the Belgian’s signature.Reports on Thursday claimed that Jose Mourinho’s side had agreed a £75million fee with Everton for the 24-year-old.However, that was denied by senior sources at the Merseyside club, with talkSPORT told the reports were ‘premature’ and ‘no deal has been reached’.Everton are understood to be demanding £100m to part with their star striker, who has fired 53 Premier League goals over the past three seasons.Discussions are continuing between the two clubs and United remain hopeful of landing Lukaku for the start of their pre-season tour of the United States.United are due to fly to California on Sunday and Lukaku, who has been on holiday on the west coast of America, is staying in the US for the time being.Lukaku has been holidaying with close friend and United midfielder Paul Pogba and early on Friday morning the Red Devils’ £89million world-record signing posted an Instagram story of the pair training together at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).Everton have accepted Lukaku wants to go and expect him to move to Old Trafford this summer.But there is still work to be done to get a deal over the line with the Toffees holding out for a world record transfer fee. Romelu Lukaku looks set to leave Everton this summer 1last_img read more

Time change in Donegal Ladies All-Ireland quarter-final this weekend

first_imgGAA chiefs have announced that the Donegal Ladies All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Dublin this weekend has been brought forward. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday at 6.30pm, but it has now been brought forward to 5pm at Pearse Park, Longford.Donegal defeated Galway a fortnight ago, in a thrilling encounter to set-up a mouth-watering clash with Dublin this weekend. Two goals from Milford star Amber Barrett ensured an excellent Donegal win.Donegal have been further boosted by the news star forward Geraldine McLaughlin has flown back from New York for the clash.McLaughlin has missed all of the current campaign, after she flew out to America at the start of the summer. However, her return will be a huge boost for Donegal as they take on red hot favourites Dublin in Longford on Saturday.The clash is also set to be televised on TG4.Time change in Donegal Ladies All-Ireland quarter-final this weekend was last modified: August 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:all-ireland quarter finaldonegaldublinGAALadiesSportTime Changelast_img read more

These Celtic supporters were loving Mikey Johnston’s first European start

first_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more impact highlights 65’ ⬆️Leigh Griffiths and Emilio Izaguire.⬇️Cristian Gamboa and Mikey Johnston.Two strikers on the pitch finally, and fair play to Mikey, had a great performance tonight!👌🏽— HeatOfLisbon (@HeatOfLisbon_IG) August 23, 2018 2 smart causal Brendan Rodgers admitted his side should have performed a lot better We are brutal, no new signings in that game and it has shown. Mikey Johnston looked dangerous however.— Paddy McBride (@paddymcbride88) August 23, 2018 YOUR Man of the Match…?Mikey Johnston for me.— We EARNED Our STAR! 1967 (@JGlasgowCelticK) August 23, 2018 Mikey Johnston has put in a much better shift. Boy has been different class. Great to see another academy boy coming through— 🍀 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿James Pearson 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🍀 (@JamesPearson080) August 23, 2018 Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers admitted to feeling for the fans who travelled all the way to Suduva for the game to witness his side’s slapdash performance.However, there was one bright spark for Celtic in the form of Mikey Johnston.The 19-year-old was handed his first European start in place of Scott Sinclair and made an immediate impact when he provided the assist for Ntcham’s goal. Latest Football News It’s been a good first half from Celtic …. we should be 4 or 5 ahead ….Mikey Johnston has been outstanding …. but the old defensive problem reared it’s ugly head again …. It needs to be addressed …. there’s more goals for us in the second half 👍🍀👍🍀— McCrory จิมมี่ (@JimmyBhoy22) August 23, 2018 Celtic been very wasteful going forward tonight, Game should be over already but with our dodgy defence we always gift goals 😂😂 Mikey Johnston looks promising 👍…. Sign a decent centre half and we’ll coast the league again no bother 🍀— Jay Mckay (@JayMckay11) August 23, 2018 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Johnston’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed among some Celtic supporters, who took to Twitter to show their appreciation for the youngster. Below you can see some of the best tweets on Johnston. ALTERED center_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday 2 silverware possible standings Seen Mikey Johnston play a few times now. Safe to say we have a player on our hands with this lad. Give him a few years to improve his strength and composure and he could be an incredible #Celtic player.— (((Dom Oliver))) (@DominicOliver82) August 23, 2018 mikey johnston is an absolute baller— keir mo (@keir_morrison11) August 23, 2018 Some Celtic fans were impressed with Mikey Johnston’s shift Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack It was another frustrating night in Europe for Celtic as they could only manage a 1-1 draw against Lithuanian minnows Suduva in their Europa League play-off first leg.Olivier Ntcham’s early goal was cancelled out Ovidijus Verbickas’ header as the same old defensive problems were in full force for the Bhoys. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more