LIVERPOOL 5 WATFORD 0Liverpool rediscovered their swagger and stayed top of the Premier League with a thrilling 5-0 win over Watford that was powered by two goals apiece from Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk on Wednesday.Senegalese striker Sane leapt between defenders to head a close-range ninth minute goal after a sumptuous cross from Liverpool’s marauding right back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who provided three assists on the night.In the 20th minute, Sane received another pass in the box from Alexander-Arnold, first appearing to lose control of the ball before cheekily back-heeling it into the net past Watford keeper Ben Foster.Belgian forward Divock Origi made it 3-0 in the 66th minute, cutting into the box from the left wing before firing past Foster at his near post. Dutch defender van Dijk headed in the fourth and fifth goals late on as Watford were swept aside.Liverpool, who had failed to score in their last two games against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Manchester United in the Premier League, could have bagged even more as Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah also ran Watford ragged.The result kept Liverpool top of the Premier League on 69 points, just ahead of Manchester City on 68 points after the champions’ 1-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday.Manager Juergen Klopp looked delighted that his team, who had drawn three out of their last four league games to allow City back into the race, had found their fluency and intensity again against the Hornets.MANCHESTER CITY 1 WEST HAM UNITED 0Sergio Aguero’s penalty gave champions Manchester City a 1-0 win over West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday to stay a point behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.The decisive moment came in the 59th minute when Felipe Anderson was ruled to have brought down Bernardo Silva and Aguero coolly slotted home from the spot.Former City manager Manuel Pellegrini set his West Ham team up to frustrate the hosts and they did an excellent job for most of the game, forcing City into wide areas where they struggled to create openings.City camped in the visitors’ half for the opening 45 minutes with David Silva going close to breaking the deadlock when he hit the post after an excellent low cross.West Ham went close after the break when substitute Manuel Lanzini found Andy Carroll at the back post, but City keeper Ederson did well to parry the forward’s well-struck effort.City boss Pep Guardiola promptly threw on Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva from the bench and they changed the tempo and flow of the game.CHELSEA 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0Maurizio Sarri’s position as Chelsea head coach was strengthened by a 2-0 win which featured a Willy Caballero clean sheet and a Tottenham defensive howler.Under-fire Sarri belatedly exerted his authority by dropping Kepa Arrizabalaga for his refusal to be substituted in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final penalty shootout loss to Manchester City.The world’s most expensive goalkeeper was replaced by Caballero as Pedro’s 57th-minute strike was followed by an embarrassing Kieran Trippier own goal.The right-back passed the ball by Hugo Lloris into his own net after 84 minutes as Spurs slipped to a fourth successive away loss.They will now be looking over their shoulders, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea closing in, after slipping nine points off leaders Liverpool in the title race.It might have been worse for Spurs had Harry Kane been sent off in the first half for motioning his head towards Cesar Azpilicueta.The Blues stayed sixth, but are two points behind United with a game in hand and Sarri’s status appears secure for the first time in a month.CRYSTAL PALACE 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 3Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku rediscovered his finishing touch in fine fashion, scoring a superb goal in each half to help them to a 3-1 Premier League win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday.The victory stretched United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeaten league run to 11 games and boosted the Norwegian’s hopes of landing the job on a permanent basis after taking over from Jose Mourinho in December.It left United fifth on 55 points from 28 games, one behind fourth-placed Arsenal and two ahead of sixth-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand, as the three-way race for a berth in next season’s Champions League intensified.Lukaku fired United into a 33rd minute lead with a deft finish from the edge of the penalty area after a dazzling solo run by left back Luke Shaw, who beat three Palace defenders.The Belgium striker made it 2-0 in the 52nd with a well-taken volley from a tight angle after Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof nodded an Ashley Young corner into his path.Right back Joel Ward pulled one back for Palace midway through the second half with a diving header before Young drilled in an unstoppable low shot in the closing stages to seal United’s victory.
Less than 24 hours after confessing to murdering the mother of his child, Clevon Hamilton was arraigned for the heinous crime at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court on Friday. He was not required to plead to the indictment when it was read by Magistrate Zamina Ally-Seepaul.Murder suspect, Clevon HamiltonThe Police stated that between April 16 and 19, at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, the 37-year-old man murdered Simone Hackett. During his courtroom appearance, the suspect whose feet and hands were shackled told the court that he hails from Lot 96 Katherine, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, and is a father of two, showing some remorse for the crime.The Police prosecution told the court that between the aforementioned dates, the suspect contacted the now dead woman and instructed her to collect a package for his son from a friend at UG Access Road, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown. However, the woman went to the location only to see Hamilton instead of the friend.The Police added that the suspect then lured Hackett into the Cummings Lodge area where he stabbed her several times and slashed her throat after which he disposed of her body in the trench. The prosecutor also told the court that the suspect admitted to the crime during interrogation.It was reported that the mother of one left home on Saturday evening at about 20:30h to uplift a package but never returned home.She was due to be maid-of-honour at her sister’s wedding on Sunday last and she also missed her son’s birthday on Monday. The woman’s body was discovered in a trench among the vegetation by two school boys on their way to school.Hours after the discovery, the Police arrested Hamilton in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). He was transported to the CID headquarters where he was interrogated during which he caved under pressure, admitting to committing the crime.According to reports received, the man told investigators that he travelled to Georgetown on Saturday and stayed at a city hotel. On the night the woman went missing, he reportedly contacted Hackett and made arrangements to meet at the University of Guyana access road.He then contacted a close friend who collected him from the hotel and dropped him off at the bus shed where he met the woman. At the time, he was carrying a haversack in which the murder weapon was concealed.Dead: Simone HackettThe suspect went on to tell the Police that during the meeting, an argument ensued between the two, after he accused Hackett of being unfaithful.The man, who also admitted that he was jealous, explained that despite them being separated for some time, he was still in love with her.Added to his jealousy, the man also stated that the woman wanted to take his son away from him; hence he knew he had to get rid of her.Hamilton admitted that during the argument, he choked the woman after which he pulled out the knife and inflicted the fatal injuries. He then toss her body in the trench, got rid of the murder weapon, boarded a taxi and travelled back to Mahdia.Meanwhile, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum on Friday confirmed that the car that was used to transport the murder suspect to Mahdia was found abandoned in a bushy area in the mining district.During an inspection of the car, blood stains were found on the seats. It is believed that after stabbing the woman, Hamilton boarded that vehicle with blood on his clothing.While the Police continue the hunt for the driver of the car, the suspect was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on May 18.
On Tuesday evening, the NPEDC launched a brand new program for the Peace Region called the Business Retention and Expansion program. The program has been designed to build relationships within the Peace Region in order to strengthen a connection between companies and community.The idea behind the BRE process is to first identify “priority sectors”, which in the North Peace has been identified as oil and gas. Following that, the NPEDC schedules what they call retention interviews, which help them identify a specific company’s goals and concerns.After completing the interview process, the information gathered will then be analyzed, in order to help the NPEDC pinpoint a company’s barriers and develop a way to help meet their needs.- Advertisement -The final stage of the process involves connecting the interviewed business with the appropriate agencies to help meet their business goals.The one-on-one retention interviews take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete, and include NPEDC staff and the specific company’s owner/staff. These confidential interviews are available to be booked on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. They will take place from Oct.5 until Dec. 16, 2011.To schedule an interview or for more specific information on the program, please contact Kaleena Ross at 250-785-5969 or email her at email@example.com.Advertisement
Terry Butcher says it would be a major mistake to bring John Terry out of international retirement.New England boss Sam Allardyce has refused to rule out a recall for the veteran Chelsea defender, who quit after 78 caps in 2012 having twice been stripped of the captaincy over off-field reasons.But Three Lions legend Butcher believes it would be a backward step selecting the 35-year-old, telling talkSPORT: “I don’t think it is a good thing to do it all.“The last game he played was September 2012, which is four years ago. I know he has being doing pretty well in the Premier League, but it is a negative thing to do.“The next thing we will be having Bobby Charlton back in the team!“Why go back? Let’s look forward. John Stones has got the move he wanted [to Manchester City] and the best move from England’s point of view as well, he’s improving, so it is someone to play alongside John Stones.”
18. Nacho Monreal (left-back) 11 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre-back) – click the right arrow, above, to see Arsenal’s predicted team (4-2-3-1) in squad number order… Mesut Ozil is expected to miss Arsenal’s Premier League fixture at Bournemouth on Tuesday after illness ruled him out of Sunday’s 2-0 defeat of Crystal Palace.There could be starts for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Shkodran Mustafi after each featured on the bench against the Eagles having recovered from injury.READ MORE: AFC Bournemouth boost! DR Congo’s Benik Afobe turns down Africa Cup of Nations call-up to focus on club formManager Arsene Wenger will likely make further changes to his team as they prepare for their second match in three days, meaning Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin will be among those in contention.Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere is ineligible to face his parent club for Tuesday’s Vitality Stadium clash, but Benik Afobe’s presence boosts Cherries boss Eddie Howe’s resources.Three points could see the north Londoners return to third spot in the Premier League, so in Ozil’s absence and so soon after beating Crystal Palace, how will the Gunners line up v Bournemouth?Click the right arrow, above, to see the predicted XI in squad number order… 11 20. Shkodran Mustafi (centre-back) 11 11 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (attacking midfield) 34. Francis Coquelin (midfield) 7. Alexis Sanchez (attacking midfield) 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 24. Hector Bellerin (right-back) 11 11 11 29. Granit Xhaka (midfield) 11 12. Olivier Giroud (forward) 11 11 17. Alex Iwobi (attacking midfield) 11
Petr Cech has praised Ryan Mason for showing you can achieve your dreams following the midfielder’s retirement from professional football.Mason, 26, revealed last week that he has decided to leave the game on medical advice, just over a year after suffering a life-threatening head injury in a Premier League match against Chelsea.A clash of heads with Gary Cahill left Mason with a fractured skull, and he required eight minutes of treatment on the Stamford Bridge pitch before surgery at London’s St Mary’s Hospital and a long rehabilitation period.Mason will bear a reminder of that fateful night for the rest of his life; a scar on the right side of his head is evidence of the 14 metal plates embedded into his skull during surgery.A clash of heads with Gary Cahill left Ryan Mason with a fractured skullAlmost immediately after the incident, Mason’s family were contacted by Cech, the Arsenal goalkeeper, to offer support. He had suffered a similar injury in October 2006 while playing for Chelsea, when a collision with Reading’s Stephen Hunt left Cech requiring surgery for a depressed skull fracture.Speaking to talkSPORT last year, as he was on the road to recovery, Mason said: I can’t speak highly enough of Petr Cech. He’s set the standards of what it is to be a proper man and a gentleman.“Straightaway [after the incident] he contacted my family and my fiancée and reassured us that what we were going through was normal and to be expected, with not being able to talk and struggling with light and everything like that.”Mason went on to explain how Cech vocalised his own experiences which calmed both him and his partner, and revealed they had been in regular contact ever since.And now, following Mason’s retirement, Cech has praised the 26-year-old in a tribute given to talkSPORT.The 35-year-old said: “It really has changed since I had my head injury, because when that incident happened to me there were no paramedics, no ambulances, no escape routes from the stadium for the fastest way to get the player to the hospital.Petr Cech’s injury ruled him out for three months“Now, obviously, everything is implemented in the match regulations and stadium regulations; Fabrice Muamba [who suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch playing for Bolton against Tottenham] benefitted from that in a huge way.“Now you have these concussion testers, and everybody needs to make sure the player’s safety is in order. So, I think this has improved much [sic], and it was needed.“But obviously you still cannot avoid situations like Ryan’s where you have an unlucky challenge and it ends up in a very serious injury – a career-ending injury in the end.“But I have to admire the way he fought with the injury and the way he came back, and how hard he trained to be able to play again.“In the end he did everything he could, and it was not enough; sometimes, that’s life.“But it just goes to show if you really want and work hard towards your dream you just might have a chance to achieve it.”Watch talkSPORT’s entire interview with Ryan Mason, ‘The Footballer Who Nearly Died’, below
MERYVN O’DONNELL was disappointed is Gaoth Dobhair team didn’t see it out in this afternoon’s Donegal SFC final.He believed, like many others, that a three-point lead over Naomh Conaill in extra-time would be enough for his side to seal back-to-back Dr Maguire triumphs. However, O’Donnell (pictured above by Evan Logan) and Gaoth Dobhair were glad to get a chance of a third replay on Wednesday night as Seaghan Ferry scored to secure a 0-14 to 1-11.O’Donnell was full of praise for Naomh Conaill and knows his team will need to at be at their best to have any chance of winning third time out. He spoke to Paddy McGill afterwards. Listen: Mervyn O’Donnell rues Gaoth Dobhair’s lack of ‘killer instinct’ was last modified: October 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:2019 Donegal SFCGaoth DobhairMervyn O’Donnell
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists second-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is staying at the club this season despite concerns about his playing time.The 31-year-old lost his place to Alisson Becker last summer with the Brazil international already proving good value for his £65million fee.Alisson played a key role in the Reds’ Champions League victory and finished the campaign as the Premier League Golden Glove winner with 21 clean sheets. 2 “At a club like Liverpool you need two number ones in the club and we have that with Ali and Simon.“It’s a good situation for the club and a situation you should have and that’s why everything is fine from my point of view.”While Klopp feels he has plenty of strength in his top two goalkeepers he has issues below that top tier with 20-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher facing up to six weeks out after wrist surgery and Vitezslav Jaros, 17, out for several weeks with an elbow ligament injury.Polish youth international Kamil Grabara signed a new long-term contract on Monday and joined SkyBet Championship club Huddersfield on a season-long loan deal. That restricted Mignolet, with 204 appearances for the Reds, to just 180 minutes last season and despite having two years left on his contract the Belgium international wants to play first-team football.His attitude and professionalism last season was praised by Klopp and his backroom staff and the manager said he will be staying this summer.“Yes, (it’s) how I’ve heard,” said the German.“I’ve had a lot of conversations in the last couple of years, months – not weeks. Before we left (for the summer break) we had talk. I would say yes (he stays). Jurgen Klopp has backed Simon Mignolet to stay at Liverpool amid exit rumours getty images getty images 2 Klopp wants to keep the Belgian at Anfield Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:54Loaded: 2.80%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Liverpool fan Dan reckons the Premier League is rigged against the Reds With Alisson also still to return after his Copa America triumph with Brazil, former Preston goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, released by Middlesbrough at the end of the season after a loan spell at Rochdale, has been brought in for the club’s tour of the United States which begins on Tuesday.The 35-year-old is not signing a contract but it is understood Klopp and goalkeeping coach John Achterberg feels they need someone of a decent standard to play in training.Lonergan may also be retained for the training camp in Evian when the squad returns from America a week on Thursday.
8 March 2004South Africa’s aspiring young astronaut, 16-year-old Nomathemba Kontyo, arrived back in South Africa last week after spending two weeks with the National Aeronautical Space Agency (Nasa) in the United States.Nomathemba Kontyo, from Phillippi in Cape Town, joined 15 other student astronauts from around the world in working with the Mars Exploration Rover mission team at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.The grade 11 learner at Fezeka High school in Gugulethu was chosen along with seven other girls and eight boys after excelling in an international essay contest run by the Planetary Society, a non-profit organisation with more than 100 000 members from over 140 countries.The Planetary Society’s “Red Rover Goes to Mars” project is an official part of Nasa’s Mars Exploration Rover mission. This is the first time that an international group of children selected through an open competition were able to participate in an active planetary spacecraft mission.The student astronauts worked with the scientists and engineers overseeing the science payload on Nasa’s twin Mars Exploration Rovers – named “Spirit” and “Opportunity” – robotic geologists that launched from Earth in June and July last year and landed in two different locations on Mars in January.The students participated in examining pictures from the rovers and attending team meetings with scientists and engineers grappling with choices about what orders to send the rovers.The students also served as ambassadors to the world at large, communicating over the Internet and through other media about life inside a Mars mission team. Meet the student astronautsRead the students’ reports from mission operations The students rotated through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in teams of two, with each pair spending approximately one week at the facility. Nomathemba, along with Camillia Zedan from the UK, worked with the mission team from February 20 to 29.In her essay to the Planetary Society, Nomathemba wrote: “I am a female and live in an impoverished community. Being part of the Mars Exploration Rover mission would show that women could achieve anything they put their minds to and show learners from similar environments that through dedication and hard work, everything and anything is possible.“I would like to prove to all women and especially here in Africa that the time of a woman just being a housewife and cooking for a husband is long time over.“I would like to promote the importance of Maths and Science as it is subjects that so many in my community do not see the importance and relevance of.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material