“There is a rule that is not fair and Barça has benefited”

first_img“We believe that there is a regulation that is not fair. FC Barcelona has benefited from this regulation. The injured party is Leganés “, he insisted. Because of this situation, Barcelona has not moved to Leganés, which, in the future, will help pickles with possible transfers or transfers.Gratitude to Braithwaite and message of encouragementFurther, Ortega has thanked Braithwaite for his attitude throughout this process. “He has been a gentleman. Yesterday, even knowing what could happen, he trained with his classmates normally. Knowing that he could be injured. He has been a great professional in Leganés. Until yesterday he came to say goodbye to all the club staff and to inform us of the situation he had. We wish him the best of luck, “he insisted.Ortega does not criticize him for not doing anything to stop his greeting to Barça. “We are aware that, if Barcelona calls a Leganés player, there is little to talk about,” he added before closing his appearance with a message of encouragement and energy.“On behalf of the club we want to remember that nobody is going to lower their arms here. It has cost us a lot to stay in First. Here, from the first to the last we will give effort. We have full confidence in our staff and in the front. Also in the coaching staff. We will fight until the end “, Ortega settled.Victoria Pavón: “The damage is irreparable”Martín Ortega has not been the only director of the club that has referred harshly to the fact that the rule has allowed Barcelona to take Braithwaite away from paying the clause and without the option of finding spare parts. Moreover, Pavón has insisted that, even if they obtain RFEF permission to sign, the damage is irreparable.“For us it is an exceptional situation that we did not expect. The damage is already done. Whether or not they give us the option to sign, it is difficult to repair the damage. Of course we are hurt. We are not going to enter the values ​​of others, “she commented asked in an impromptu huddle because of Barça’s attitude in this operation. Pavón has left the stadium without wishing to make more statements and serious gesture. Martín Ortega, general director of Leganés, has publicly denounced the situation of defenselessness in which the current regulations leave the picklers after FC Barcelona has executed the Martin Braithwaite termination clause (18 million) and has left them without their best footballer and, probably, without options to sign any replacement.“The current regulations are against the integrity of the competition and against the right of all clubs to compete on equal terms. It is almost irreparable damage, but we will spend all our bullets to try to solve it “, Ortega has denounced with serious gesture and hard tone minutes after Barcelona made official the signing of the Danish.“We want to raise our voice. The damage is enormous. We don’t understand the current regulation in any way. That a team, because a long-term player is injured, may unilaterally transfer that problem 100% to Leganés, “he continued.“We would understand that the regulations enabled an authorization to Barcelona to carry out a signing by mutual agreement, but not through this formula, with the payment of the termination clause,” he continued. “We have asked the RFEF to let us sign”In the appearance Ortega has revealed that, since Monday, when Barça transferred interest in the player, LaLiga has worked to try to allow the RFEF to authorize the Leganes a signing that supplants Braithwaite.“We received a reply yesterday. The RFEF informs LaLiga and us that they do not find it convenient to work on hypotheses and without consummated facts. In the event that what happened happened, it would have to be the Leganes who made the request. 20 minutes ago the player has deposited the clause and we have already made the request to the Federation. We are waiting for an answer “, has reported.The RFEF has transferred to Leganés that the response will be as quick as possible, although in Butarque there is pessimism of doors inside. Outside doors, illusion is transmitted. “If we did not have that illusion we would not have made the request”, Ortega has commented.Zero negotiationMartín Ortega has also been very resounding in informing that there has been no negotiation despite the fact that Barça tried to close the previous signing agreement with the Madrid entity. “Barcelona knows the damage it can do with the march of Braithwaite”, The general director of Leganés has said that, despite this, he has nothing to reproach the Catalans.last_img read more

Warriors stave off elimination

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP):Stephen Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to awaken Golden State’s raucous crowd as the defending champion Warriors staved off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.The MVP made a slick lay-up late and dished out six assists, while Klay Thompson added 27 points as Golden State sent the best the best-of-seven series back to Oklahoma City for Game 6 tonight. Golden State trail 3-2 and are trying to become just the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit.”We ain’t going home! We’re not going home!” Curry yelled at the top of his lungs in the waning moments.For all the speculation about the current state of Curry’s beat-up body – that troublesome ankle, sore knee or tender elbow – he did it all.”I thought he looked like 91 per cent,” coach Steve Kerr cracked. “He came out and played a really good game. That’s all I can tell you. He’s going to compete every night. He had an excellent night and helped us get it done.”Led by Curry, the Warriors looked like their old winning selves again.Kevin Durant scored 40 points and Russell Westbrook added 31 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and five steals for the Thunder, trying for the fifth NBA Finals appearance in franchise history and first championship since moving from Seattle.The record-setting, 73-win Warriors, coming off their first back-to-back defeats all season, had been blown out in two losses at Oklahoma City by a combined 52 points.last_img read more

Garbage Stench Raises Health Hazard at Wood Camp/Parker Paint Junction

first_imgA three-week unattended garbage dump at a four-road junction of Wood Camp and Parker Paint continues to raise  serious health hazard in Paynesville.Angry and frustrated residents and private pharmacy owners have sounded an urgent appeal to the Paynesville City Corporation, (PCC) to place first premium on the disposal of the rotten garbage.A garbage bin posted by a sanitation company has been over whelmed by the huge volume of dirt dumped by residents and business entities from the Wood Camp and Edward Komo Sackor  communities.According to the affected residents and businesspeople, the long stay of the rotten garbage has generated grave concern as it poses serious health and environmental hazards.The rotten garbage continues to play host to hundreds of flies, cockroaches, scorpions and deadly animal species.The affected residents and businesspeople had on many occasions expressed outrage over the garbage stench and its attending health and environmental consequences.The residents and businesspeople also pointed that they have repeatedly stressed the need to partake in the planning, management, execution and disposal of the garbage the Wood Camp and Parker Paint Junction in Paynesville, but the Paynesville City authorities have paid them no heed.The old Parker Paint facilities near the rotten garbage continue to be threatened by the offensive odors and deadly and dangerous scorpions and problematic ants in search of food.A pharmacy owner, Stevenson B. Kolleh, whose business is situated few yards from the garbage dump, told the Daily Observer Tuesday that the offensive odor was not only hazardous but gradually destroying the medical contents of the drugs.Mr. Kolleh stressed the need for the swift removal of the rotten dirt in order to avoid an imminent outbreak of water and air borne diseases in the area.“I think the swift removal of the dirt would enhance the health, sanitary and environmental conditions of the residents and other businesspeople in the immediate premises,” Mr. Kolleh emphasized.Several occupants and businesses operating in the Barr’s compound also expressed grave concern over the long delay of the stench of garbage in front of the old Parker Paint’s premises at Wood Camp Junction in Paynesville.“We are now innocent victims of circumstances over which  we have no control.  We want the Paynesville City Corporation to design another strategy to free our city from  rotten garbage,” Kennedy Zubah Barr stressed.A roast meat seller Ms. Rose Martin Sackie, two yards away from the stench of garbage,  pleaded with the PCC leadership to remove the  garbage everyday instead of every week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

More Than Me Back to the Rescue

first_imgOn August 14- 19, 2015, the Minister of Education, More Than Me (MTM) and Shelter for Life International went on a five day scoping tour to visit some of the Liberian schools tucked away in remote locations.The trip covered 10 of Liberia’s 15 counties and enabled representatives from the Ministry of Education, MTM and its tour partners to see for themselves the conditions of over more than 12 schools in Grand Bassa, Sinoe, Grand Kru, Maryland, River Gee, Grand Gedeh, Nimba, Bong, Margibi and Montserrado Counties.“I hope the world sees the emergency that Liberia’s education state is in and I hope that I can help bring attention and real change to it,” Katie Meyler remarked. “Liberia needs as much help as possible. Until Liberia builds their education system, how can we re-build any other part of the country?”Katie Meyler, founder of MTM, is no stranger to Liberia’s school sector. Since 2009, Katie has with strong determination and passion, changed the future and lives of scores of girls living in West Point. To date, more than 150 girls living in and around WestPoint, including 11 orphans are being impacted by MTM’s higher learning program.“We provide full services to our children which includes a social working department, clinic in and outside of the school and also a feeding program,” stated Laura Smith, Principle and country director of MTM.During the uproar and heat of the Ebola outbreak, MTM stepped in with services that helped quarantined homes receive the necessities that would allow them to stay put. The Ebola task forces in most of the communities were given allowances and training to help them effectively track and trace those infected; not to mention the aid that was given to the Liberian government by MTM.This time around, Katie feels highly connected and eager in seeing the best for Liberia and its pupils.“I hope to be as much of support to the Minister of Education as possible. MTM wants to work with him. We’re not coming on our own to do anything but rather to see how we can be most supportive,” Katie noted.For the meantime, Laura Smith, MTM’s principal says that their interest in making such a trip was to see for themselves the needs of other schools around Liberia. During the visit, in most of the schools visited, there were leaking roofs, lack of infrastructure, broken or no chairs at all, as well as the issue of the lack of school text books.“We’re at the very beginning stages to get a general idea of what’s going on in the counties. We will be able to go back and talk with each other, other organizations and talk about these needs and how we can all come together and help,” Laura shared.During the visitation at the government schools, Sam Herring, MTM’s Special Projects Program Manager was there with a mobile phone mapping all of the schools. It is a mapping system that he says will enable MTM to visit the schools individually, a second time.“We’re conducting a community survey as well as a survey of school administrators and that includes the GPS. We’re mapping all the schools we may possibly work with to know exactly where they are, how we can access them and what the challenges are,” he stated.“The GPS will give us directions and show us the location of the school whether a structured building is there or not. Google has done well for us with its Google Earth Search Software. It won’t be 100% accurate especially in the rural areas,but we’ve been using it. I’m capturing the GPS coordinates and when you put the latitude and longitude, Google will let us know exactly where these schools are,” he shared.According to Sam, such a tour or interest by MTM does not mean that the organization wants to be in the forefront, but rather just an extra hand.“It’s not a hostile take over. We want to know what are the needs, what they are doing well that could be used in other schools as well and what MTM can bring to the table,” he assured.Meanwhile, representatives working closely along the Minister of Education say MTM’s program in itself is ‘good’ and the government has talked about possible partnerships with the award-winning academy.“We met with MTM in New York and met a lot of donors. Katie has the platform and credibility to get money on our behalf and put it into our schools. The idea is to identify some schools that the government can replicate into MTM,” stated a rep from the Ministry.“Shelter for Life International has access within the US department of agriculture, which has about US$50 million in food aid. If they were to put together a good program with Liberia, they could give us that amount because the World Food Program has been lobbying the Ministry of Education,” they further added.In as much, Katie knows that she can help in yet another fight; a fight that involves infrastructure, fixing broken pieces that have caused the education sector to be troubling sector. “What we’ve been good at in the short amount of years we’ve existed is getting things done. Understanding and listening to the people and communicating with others out there are our strengthening points. Hopefully we’ll use what we’re good at and be a part of the community to come together and support the ministry of education. I don’t like a lot of talking because I want to see action. There’s some things we don’t need to talk about like the fact that there’s basic human rights for people, some of which we hope we can gather funding around,” she added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bomi County Attorney ‘Flogged’, Detained at Tubmanburg Central Prison

first_imgCllr.  Juma Karnley being handcuffed while being taken to the prisoner’s bench.Disgraced Cllr. Juma Karnley seeks Supreme Court intervention to probe Judge William Sando’s action Immediately following Cllr. Juma P. Karnley’s release from detention at the Tubmanburg Central Prison, the GOL’s lead lawyer and Bomi County attorney has filed a formal complaint against Cllr. William B. Sando, resident judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court before the Supreme Court.Karnley is said to have been released based on the intervention of Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe, President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), and Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean.“During my ordeal instituted by Judge Sando, my phone was taken away from me, and my coat suit and gown that I wore was torn; they inflicted wounds above my left eye and various parts of my body,” Karnley’s letter of complaint submitted to Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor against Judge Sando alleged.Further to his letter, Karnley claimed that “Judge Sando authorized his officers to handcuff me in open court to have my liberty restrained, and thereafter, I was forced into a vehicle that took me to the Tubmanburg Central Prison.”Karnley’s letter said he was also released due to the pressure from the Ministry of Justice and the intervention of those with close connections to the hierarchy of the country’s justice system.According to the letter, “the conduct of Judge Sando was contrary to law and constituted gross misuse and abuse of power purposely humiliated, disgraced, defamed and publicly ridiculed me despite being a fellow colleague and a member of the Supreme Court Bar.”Karnley’s letter requested  prompt investigation into the matter for appropriate action so that it can serve as a deterrent for would-be judges, who are engaged in misusing and abusing their power and authority and, to also save the good image of the country’s judiciary.In his complaint, dated March 22, 2019 to Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor, a copy of which is in the possession of the Daily Observer, Karnley claimed that his ordeal started when Judge Sando held him in contempt of court.The Bomi County attorney further claimed that the contempt charge came when he expressed an opposing view regarding a criminal case between one Alieu Siryon, on whose behalf the government instituted a lawsuit against defendant Mohammed Jabateh about four years ago.Cllr. Karnley explained that the government’s lawsuit was to compel defendant Jabateh to payback US$2,000 that he received from Siryon to purchase a vehicle for him.After Jabateh had allegedly refused to pay back Siryon’s US$2,000, he wrote a complaint against Jabateh to Judge Sando.Acting on Siryon’s letter, Judge Sando on Monday, March 18, 2019, decided to institute Action of Debt against one Mohammed Fofana, who had later intervened to settle the dispute, demanding that he made payment of US$1,000 against the US$2,000.But Karnley claimed that Siryon refused Fofana’s offer of the US$1,000. Instead, he chose to pursue the action of debt against Fofana in court.When the communication reached Judge Sando, he immediately requested Fofana to appear before him the following day to answer to the complaint.It was during that hearing Karnley claimed he was contacted by Fofana to accompany him to Judge Sando’s hearing, which he accepted, “but unfortunately, I became the victim.”Though Karnley claimed that he was initially part of the case, Judge Sando at the time chose to leave him out of the matter. “Judge Sando held Fofana liable to pay the US$2,000, and his failure to do so led to his detention at the Tubmanburg Central Prison,” Karnley claimed.It was during hearings into the matter that the County Attorney claimed that he expressed a contrary view to Judge Sando’s action to hold Fofana liable to pay US$2,000 to Siryon.That payment was intended to satisfy Sando’s ruling against Fofana, who was not a party to the initial case, which decision Karnley said he seriously rejected.During the hearing, Fofana was never allowed to be represented by a lawyer after Judge Sando refused his participation, according to Karnley.While Judge is yet to speak to the complaint, legal experts informed this newspaper that the Supreme Court is expected to hear Cllr. Karnley’s complaint anytime this week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President calls for unity, stable economy ahead of “transformational change”

first_imgGuyana’s 49th Republic anniversary…symbols of nationhood, Constitution, must be respected – PPPAs the country continues to tread into a possible constitutional crisis, President David Granger has called on Guyanese to foster unity and work together to ensure economic stability ahead of the impending oil and gas sector.In his message to the nation on the country’s 49th Republic Day anniversary, the Head of State posited that a prosperous future awaits Guyana.“Guyanese eagerly anticipate the transformational economic change which will accrue from the green economy and emerging petroleum sector – factors which will impel the country further and faster into a future of prosperity… Everyone wins when the nation is united. Let us work together to ensure that our country remains secure, our economy is stable and that everyone is safe and could enjoy a good life,” he asserted.However, the President’s statement comes on the heels of stakeholders expressing worry over the impact the current political situation can have on economic development, particularly inward investments.In fact, during a meeting with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on preparations for General and Regional Elections, a representative from the ABCE diplomatic community voiced similar concerns.After weeks of stalemate on the way forward, GECOM earlier this week voted to continue its normal activity and to inform the President that new General Elections cannot be held by the constitutional March 19 deadline – a move which has placed Guyana on the brink of a constitutional crisis.Without making mention of or referencing the ongoing situation, the Head of State said in his remarks that establishment of the Republic on February 23, 1970, confirmed Guyana’s independence, consolidated its multicultural character, accelerated social and economic transformation, and advanced nation-building.He outlined that the architects of independence insisted, during independence negotiations, on constitutional assurances for the eventual severing of subordinate ties to the British monarchy by insisting that: “There will be provision for the Parliament of the new State [of Guyana] if it so wishes, after the 1st January, 1969, to bring into operation scheduled amendments establishing a Republic on the parliamentary system.”Against this backdrop, President Granger noted that then Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham, on August 28, 1969, moved a motion in the National Assembly for Guyana to become a Republic with effect from February the following year.That move has resulted in Guyanese, today, being able to celebrate the country’s statehood.“It was a substantive fulfilment of our people’s aspirations to chart their own destiny by refashioning their social and economic relations, introducing new national institutions, affirming sovereignty and advancing towards the goal of self-reliance. The national honours system was introduced to recognise the service of our outstanding citizens,” the Head of State asserted.He went on to say too that today, Guyanese are happy to live in a State that is committed to the rule of law, the independence of the Judiciary, freedom of the press and respect for fundamental human rights.Meanwhile, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) noted that as Guyanese celebrate another milestone, the symbols of nationhood, such as the National Flag and the Constitution, must be respected by all Guyanese, in demonstration of patriotism.In expressing its best wishes to those here and in the Diaspora, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) noted that Mashramani represents Guyana’s history of struggle and pride in self-governance.“The jubilance, through vibrant music and the splendour of the multitude of colours, reflect not just revelling after hard work, as the word Mashramani connotes, but the rich diversity that defines us as a nation… It is the Party’s fervent hope that all will reflect on Guyana’s journey as a nation since attaining the status as a Republic and continued to be imbued with patriotism and pride as we celebrate the occasion of Mashramani 2019.”“Mashramani is also a reminder of the fortitude and resilience of all of our people who remained steadfast in their efforts to building our nation, so as to realise the future we all desire,” the Party said while commending those involved in the various activities across the country for their dedication and efforts.Both the PPP and the Head of State extended greetings to Guyanese both in at home and in the Diaspora on the occasion of the country’s 49th anniversary of the Republic.last_img read more

FKF plans to grow women’s grassroot football

first_imgThe course brought together 40 participants at the Utalii Hotel, who were taken through basic coaching by FIFA Instructor Jacqueline Shipanga.“As a Federation, we are looking to invest in young women through coaching education and referees training, and we expect that they will share the knowledge at the grassroots,” Muthomi said during the closing ceremony.“We will also fully support the participants, in line with our long-term goal of developing women football at the grassroots,” added Muthomi.FKF Deputy President Doris Petra, in the meantime, officially rolled out the Kisumu edition which will run for a week, with a referees training also underway in Meru.A leadership workshop for elected women representatives has also been lined up in January next year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FKF General Secretary Robert Muthomi hands a souvenir jersey to FIFA Instructor Jacqueline Shipanga during the closing ceremony of the week long course at the Utalii Hotel. Photo/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 17 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has set plans to develop a strong women’s grassroot football structure, according to the federation General Secretary Robert Muthomi who was speaking after the culmination of the week-long coaching course in Nairobi.The coaching course is part of the FIFA/FKF Pilot Project for women football development’s initial implementation plan.last_img read more

REVEALED: Full list of PL player of the year awards

first_img Hull City – TBC – Steve Bruce’s side will still be reeling from relegation to the Championship following a final day 0-0 draw against Manchester United. The Tigers will have to earn their stripes in the second tier all over again and their Player of The Yea award has not been announced, as of yet. Michael Dawson has to be in with a shout though, surely? Click the arrow, above right, to find out the other players that have been recognised this season. Liverpool – Philippe Coutinho – Awards season is upon us so click the yellow arrow, above right, to find out the full list of Player of The Year winners for each Premier League club… – It’s been a disappointing campaign for the Merseysiders. Steven Gerrard’s career went out with a whimper and Brendan Rodgers is under mounting pressure. The Brazilian wizard, who has scored five Premier League goals this season, has managed to emerge unscathed. Manchester United – David de Gea – The swedish midfielder has missed just two Premier League fixtures this season and admitted that the award, which he received a couple of weeks ago, would have been no consolation if the Black Cats suffered relegation. Fortunately, the Wearsiders turned it around and stayed up by the skin of their teeth. Again. Click the arrow, above right, to find out who else has won a Player of The Year award. 20 20 20 20 Leicester City – Esteban Cambiasso – There is nothing quite like a legend dropping down a level or two to carry on playing due to his love for the game. Cambiasso may have shared a dressing room with an array of stars during his career, but he’s right at home at the King Power Stadium and definitely didn’t put his head in the sand when the chips were down for the Foxes. He stood up and made sure he was counted. Click the arrow, above right, to find out who else has won a Player of The Year award. Manchester City – TBC – The Citizens’ campaign hasn’t really gone to plan. Their title has been surrendered and the club’s first-team squad is, apparently, in need of a total revamp. Manuel Pellegrini could be relieved of his duties imminently, while several players could also be heading fro pastures new. City’s Player of The Year award won’t be handed out till later in the summer, but surely Sergio Aguero won’t be overlooked? Click the arrow, above right, to find out who else has won a Player of The Year award. Aston Villa – Fabian Delph – The England international was facing the prospect of Championship football earlier in the campaign, but Tim Sherwood stepped in to shake things up and secure Villa’s safety. Delph has been a leading light throughout the West Midlanders’ plight and could crown his season with the FA Cup next weekend. Click the arrow, above right, to find out the other players that have been recognised this season. Southampton – Jose Fonte – Ronald Koeman’s men were tipped for relegation at the start of the season, but ended up recording a seventh place finish. Demise was predicted once Dejan Lovren left for Liverpool, but the Saints seem to have clung onto the services of the better half of their defensive partnership in Fonte. The 31-year-old has been a key part of the South Coast club’s success. Click the arrow, above right, to find out who else has won a Player of The Year award. Tottenham Hotspur – Harry Kane – Surprise, surprise. Let’s be honest, Spurs’ Golden Boy was a shoo in for the prize several months ago. The 21-year-old striker started the campaign as the club’s third-choice forward but has surpassed both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado to become undisputed top dog at White Hart Lane. Expect Mauricio Pochettino to build the front line around the England international from hereon in. Click the arrow, above right, to find out who else has won a Player of The Year award. Everton – Phil Jagielka – Everton’s campaign has been a failure. Their eggs were firmly placed in a Europa League shaped basket, which proved detrimental to their domestic exploits. A late resurgence saw the Toffees rise to 11th place in the Premier League and Jagielka’s displays have one of few positives for Roberto Martinez’s men. The only way is up? Click the arrow, above right, to find out the other players that have been recognised this season. 20 20 Sunderland – Sebastian Larsson 20 20 West Bromwich Albion – Joleon Lescott – The defender had appeared to be out of his depth at Manchester City for some time, but he’s found his feet again at the Hawthorns. WBA have been battling at the wrong end of the table for most of the season, but the experience of Lescott has been pivotal in Tony Pulis’ side’s march to survival. Click the arrow, above right, to find out the other players that have been recognised this season. 20 Queens Park Rangers – Charlie Austin – In truth, QPR’s bid to stay in the top tier at the first time of asking could have been over weeks ago if it wasn’t for Austin’s goals. The striker, who is in line to make his England debut after being named in Roy Hodgson’s latest squad last week, is likely to leave Loftus Road this summer, but his contribution has, deservedly, been recognised. Click the arrow, above right, to find out who else has won a Player of The Year award. 20 20 20 20 20 20 Swansea City – Ki Sung-Yueng – Swansea fans were entitled to fear the worst when top scorer and talisman Wilfried Bony jumped ship to Manchester City in January. However, the Welsh outfit have proved that they are far more than a one-man team and no-one has emerged with more credit in the second half of the season than the South Korean midfielder. Click the arrow, above right, to find out who else has won a Player of The Year award. West Ham United – Aaron Cresswell – Few eyelids were batted when the Hammers’ signed Cresswell from Ipswich Town for a fee of £2 million last summer. Well, he wasn’t exactly a marque arrival, was he? However, the 25-year-old has established himself as a regular starter at Upton Park and will surely be in the next manager’s plans, whoever he is. Click the arrow, above right, to find out who else has won a Player of The Year award. 20 20 The Premier League season is over. A barren summer with not much in the way of football, bar the UEFA Under-21 European Championships, is upon us.But, before we allow the latest installment of England’s top tier to drift to the back of our minds, don’t forget that it’s been a memorable campaign for many figures in the game. (No, not just Jose Mourinho and co.)Awards season is in full flow and plenty of players’ contributions have been rewarded by their respective fan bases with individual accolades, which seem to come in all shapes and sizes these days.Gone are the times when every trophy was simply a man with a ball at his feet. Gong makers have pushed the boat out this year, that’s for sure.But the appearance of the award doesn’t count for much, in all honesty. We’re concerned with which players have been given the nod, finding room on a mantle piece for a monstrosity is the players’ problem.So, here is the full list of the Player of the Year awards that have been handed out thus far. Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see the entire list. 20 Arsenal – TBC – The North Londoners’ bid to finish in second place may have ended in failure, but it’s difficult to argue that the club have not made progress this season. After all, Arsene Wenger has finally figured out that he does indeed need a defensive midfielder. Step forward Francis Coquelin. However, there are plenty of players that will be fighting to claim Arsenal’s Player of The Year award alongside the Frenchman. Alexis Sanchez for one. Click the arrow, above right, to find out who else has won a Player of The Year award. Newcastle United – No Award – The Magpies decided to cancel their end of season party given that the club were stuck in the middle of a relegation battle and didn’t look like claiming a point for love nor money. However, we’re guessing that there was a bit of a shindig after this weekend’s win against West Ham United. Phew. Click the arrow, above right, to find out who won Leicester’s Player of The Year award. 20 Burnley – George Boyd – Much of the talk around Burnley this season has surrounded Danny Ings, who is all set for a lucrative move away from Turf Moor. However, it’s the Scotland international that has been picked out for praise by the Clarets’ faithful. Boyd may not be a swashbuckling midfielder, but his effort and work rate have defined the impressive attitude employed by Sean Dyche’s men all season. Click the arrow, above right, to find out the other players that have been recognised this season. 20 Crystal Palace – Scott Dann – The Eagles’ campaign looked like it was going to be in a world of trouble after Tony Pulis left the South Londoners in the lurch, but Alan Pardew saved the day after being appointed in January. Good old Pards. However, although the manager deserves praise, Palace’s players have also emerged with their fair share of credit. Yannick Bolasie ha made the headlines but Dann’s dogged defensive displays have struck a chord at Selhurst Park . Click the arrow, above right, to see the last club on our list. Stoke City – Steven N’Zonzi – What a way to end a season. Dismantling Liverpool 6-1 was a fitting send off for Stoke as Mark Hughes’ men rained all over Steven Gerrard’s farewell parade. N’Zonzi smashed home a superb strike, his third of the season, and has clearly impressed the Potters’ fan base. The club could soon hit a glass ceiling without major investment, but that’s not to say Europa League football is not beyond them. Click the arrow, above right, to find out the other players that have been recognised this season. Chelsea – TBC – The newly-crowned Premier League champions, most of whom are probably nursing the mother of all hangovers after yesterday’s victory parade, will find out who their Player of The Year is after a ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre this evening. There’s several candidates. Eden Hazard? John Terry? Or maybe Didier Drogba?last_img read more


first_imgThe new Voodoo Venue due to open tomorrow the 15th of February Valentines weekend, will be delayed until Saturday the 22nd due to the adverse weather conditions. Voodoo had specially ordered carpets from Belgium and uniquely sourced furniture from various parts of Europe coming this week.However, due to disruptions in ferry sailing through out the week in the English channel it is impossible that they will be delivered on time. Owner Jason Black was absolutely devastated by the news.However he commented “I would like to apologize for any inconvenience to our loyal customers. We tried everything possible to get open this Saturday, however these unforeseen circumstances have won out.Anyone who knows me, knows I only do things 100%, I want to make sure that the new look Voodoo Venue is totally finished. I promise all our customers you will not be disappointed.“Life always throws up challenges like this, however I have overcome them before and will again. ” Voodoo lounge and Voodoo Gardens will continue as usual this weekend.Tabby from XFactor will be there and Live in the Greenroom is ‘In Their Thousands’.Voodoo wants to let customers know that tickets booked for this Saturday night will be honoured on Saturday the 15th of February. STORM CHAOS CAUSES DELAY OF OPENING OF NEW-LOOK VOODOO NIGHTCLUB was last modified: February 14th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Jason BlackpostponedstormVOODOOlast_img read more

Crime alert – Gardai warn about suspicious white van

first_imgGardai in Milford are tracking the movements of a white van which was last seen in the Churchill area.The Peugeot van, with a partial registration number of 05DL, was spotted yesterday (Wednesday).Gardai in Milford are keen to hear about the movements of the van and its occupants. Gardai in Milford can be contacted on 074 91 53060.Crime alert – Gardai warn about suspicious white van was last modified: September 14th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:Churchillcrime alertwhite vanlast_img read more