Aguero inspires City victory

first_img Kane continued to prove a threat, hitting wide of far post, as did Aguero. The Argentina international held his head in his hands after referee Andre Marriner waved away his appeal for a penalty, having claimed to been caught by Federico Fazio after being allowed through by an uncharacteristic slip from Lloris. Nabil Bentaleb fired wide as the end-to-end theme continued, with Aleksandar Kolarov’s challenge denying a fierce Dier strike before City scored a fine goal on the break. Hart started the move by quickly delivering the ball to David Silva, whose fine, weighted through ball was met by Aguero and rifled past Lloris at his near post. It was a classy goal and one which Fernandinho attempted to add to soon after, with his low shot denied by Danny Rose’s interception. Lloris could only parry Aguero’s strike through a crowd, before the Argentinian linked up with Silva and Fernandinho struck wide. Pochettino’s men rode their luck but would have been level at the break was it not for Hart, who impressively spread himself to stop Ryan Mason converting from close range. Play resumed after half-time at a far calmer tempo, although Kane came close to livening it up. The striker’s strength allowed him to get a close-range shot away, but Hart denied him a 21st league goal of the campaign. This was fast becoming a tale of two strikers and Aguero could have taken the game away from the hosts shortly afterwards, taking a touch past Lloris only to fire into the side-netting. Milner saw a powerful effort blocked and Kolarov tested Lloris with a dipping, swerving drive in-between substitute Roberto Soldado’s coming close to directing home a cross. Kolarov produced a timely block when the Spaniard next threatened, before City broke and Zabaleta had appeals for a penalty ignored. Lloris saved with his feet as Kolarov again threatened as the match entered the final 10 minutes, with Paulinho heading inches wide, unaware the offside flag had been raised. The substitute soon had another chance, forcing Hart into action, with the England international denying Lamela’s acrobatic stoppage-time effort to secure victory. Their fight to retain the title had realistically ended several weeks back but Chelsea’s rubber-stamping meant a reaction was required at White Hart Lane, especially having lost their last four league games on the road. It was a run Mauricio Pochettino’s men looked like they could extend as Eric Dier and Harry Kane threatened early in an end-to-end first half in which City made the breakthrough as Aguero ended a counter-attack with a 10th goal in seven league games against Spurs. This was an enjoyable, open affair in which Joe Hart’s impressive display helped City secure victory, leaving them on the brink of a top-four finish and almost certainly extinguishing Spurs’ hopes of Champions League qualification. This was an eighth defeat in nine Premier League matches against City and one few could have imagined after Pochettino’s side started so well. Only a timely block from Pablo Zabaleta prevented Nacer Chadli playing in Erik Lamela after 90 seconds, with Dier allowed to head wide from the resulting corner. Eliaquim Mangala breathed a sigh of relief after the England Under-21s defender failed to capitalise on the space afforded to him, with Kane soon firing wide after more poor play by the defender. When City belatedly jolted into life, there was an audible gasp inside White Hart Lane as Aguero – so often the scourge of Tottenham – struck a fine, audacious volley over. Hugo Lloris had to be alert to deny a James Milner cross-shot as City upped the ante, with Frank Lampard hitting a wayward half volley as both sides’ defensive frailties were highlighted. A poor 2015 has seen Manuel Pellegrini’s side go from title challengers to facing the prospect of potentially missing out on Champions League football. That disaster has been almost certainly averted, though, after continuing their fine form against Tottenham, with Aguero securing a 1-0 win just hours after City were dethroned as English champions. Press Association Manchester City may no longer be able to call themselves Premier League champions but at least the indignity of missing out on the top-four has almost certainly been avoided after Sergio Aguero inspired them to victory at Tottenham.last_img read more

American Airlines pilot charged in triple-homicide

first_imgSaturday, a pilot was arrested and charged in connection to the murders of a Kentucky couple, as well as a neighbor.Christian Richard Martin, 51, who works for a subsidiary of American Airlines, was detained as he prepared for takeoff, a moment described by a passenger as something like out of a movie.According to the passenger, they were boarding the early-morning flight from Louisville to Charlotte, North Carolina, when police officers escorted their uniformed pilot off the plane in handcuffs.The former major in the US army was charged with slaying three neighbors four years ago outside Nashville.Calvin Phillips was found shot dead inside his home, his wife Pamela was found dead inside a burned car several miles away along with the body of another family friend.The alleged motive was that Calvin Phillips was just two weeks away from testifying against the Martin for domestic abuse, Inside Edition reports.Martin did not have any criminal history that would disqualify him from being a commercial pilot, American Airlines said in a statement.Martin was suspected of the triple-homicide in 2016 but was just recently charged for the crime.The airline has grounded the pilot until his criminal case is resolved.last_img read more

Naples reopens beach with new restrictions after vote

first_imgThe city of Naples, Florida has voted to reopen it’s beaches after closing them due to a lack of social distancing between parties.The decision was finally made during an hours long emergency meeting and three failed motions.City Council members decided that the beaches will reopen but with more regulations.Starting May 13th,  beaches will only be open Monday- Friday from sunrise to sunset and on weekends from 7:00 am to 11am and from 5pm to sunset.Coolers and tents will no longer be allowed on the beaches but chairs can be used by those who want to watch the sunset in the evening hours.Parking will also be limited to vehicles with city and collier county beach stickers and parking will not be allowed on residential streets unless they are properly marked parking spaces.Officials also say that parking enforcement will be beefed up and those in violation of parking protocol will be subjected to a $200 fine without the ability to pay ahead.Council members will reconsider the new restrictions at their next meeting on June 3rd.last_img read more

Alleged $9.5m FIFA Grant: Court Fixes Dec 16 for AGF Report

first_imgEFCC dragged three officials of Federation before the court in an alleged 9.5 million dollars FIFA grant misappropriation before applying on April 30 to join both Pinnick and Sanusi in the matter as co-defendants.Those being tried earlier were Christopher Andekin, NFF Director of Administration and Finance; Reagan Zaka, Cashier and Fadanari Mamza, Head, Finance and Account Department.The EFCC charged the defendants with five counts bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and misappropriation.The EFCC alleged that they conspired between January 8 and 26, 2015 to commit the offence, contrary to Section 97 of Penal Code.Andekin was alleged to have been entrusted with money meant for the development of football in Nigeria, a grant from world football body, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).He was alleged to have fraudulently diverted 1.3 million dollars from the NFF domiciliary account with Zenith Bank, an act that is contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code.Zaka, on his part, was said to have fraudulently diverted 7.2 million dollars rom the FIFA grant, while Mamza was alleged of diverting 2. 3 million dollars.The defendants all pleaded not guilty to the chargeOn June 27, while adopting processes filed in support of the application for joinder the prosecuting counsel, Mr Steve Odiase, urged the court to grant the application.According to him, the charge filed by the government against the first, second defendants and both Pinnick and Sanusi at the Federal High Court in Abuja was different from the one at the FCT High Court.On his part, counsel for the defendants, Festus Ukpe, while adopting affidavits opposing the joinder, urged the court to refuse the application.At the resumed hearing, Mr Abubakar Musa, senior state counsel, Federation Ministry of Justice told the court that the Attorney General of the Federation want all the matters against the defendants pending in different courts to be harmonised .Musa prayed the court that in the interest of justice and to avoid abuse of Court processes that time should be given to them to harmonise the cases.EFCC counsel Mr Makinde Olufemi, told the court that they are left with no option than to go with the possible date given .Justice Affen then adjourned until Dec. 16 for the AGF to report on the outcome of the harmonisation.Serie A ‘Team of the Week’ Feat Excite William EkongShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Tuesday fixed Dec. 16 for the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to report on the harmonisation of the cases against some NFF officials in the alleged misappropriation of 9.5 million dollars FIFA grant.Justice Peter Affen had earlier fixed Oct. 22 for ruling in the application filed by the EFCC , to join the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and Secretary-General, Dr Mohammed Sanusilast_img read more

Messi will pip Ronaldo to the Ballon D’Or- Neymar

first_imgSantos star Neymar believes that Lionel Messi will win the Ballon d’Or ahead of Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo following his extraordinary performances this year.The Barcelona forward has netted 84 goals at club and international level throughout the year, and the 20-year-old feels the Argentina international deserves recognition for his superb displays.“The winner will be Messi because he has had an extraordinary season,” he was quoted as saying by Globoesporte.“Ronaldo has had a great season too and so it will be close and exciting, but Messi should be the winner.”The Brazil international went on to discuss his future, and reiterated that he is not ready to leave his current club for Europe just yet.“I still dream of coming to Europe, but the right moment has yet to arrive. I’m very happy here at Santos, close to my family and my friends. “I have no plans to move for the moment, but it’s not because I’m content where I am. My objective is not to be the best in the world, but instead to be happy. Happiness comes first.”Neymar is under contract with Santos until the summer of 2014.last_img read more

Help wanted: “Dispatcher 1” for D911 Department

first_imgDispatcher I – E911 DeptStarting Pay $12.81The Dispatcher performs specialized work in receiving emergency calls for service and dispatching the appropriate police, fire, EMS, or Emergency Management agencies to the incident scene. High School Diploma or GED Equivalent is required.  Ability to use computer to maneuver through and operate Windows based Computer Aided Dispatch software and type 30 words per minute.  Ability to use radio/paging console.Must pass minimum vision and hearing requirements and pre-employment drug screen.  May be required to complete other medical/psychological testing as determined by the 911 Director.  Typing and skills testing is required.WILL be required to work night shift, swing shift, weekends, and holidays.  Overtime is frequently required.Applicants with criminal histories will be disqualified.Apply online at  Applications close 01/18/2015.  Complete job description available; contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington, Rm. 101, Wellington Ks 67152, ph 620-326-3395.  EOElast_img read more

New TVWAN channel brings you Rugby World Cup

first_imgThe new Channel, which will go to air on 5 September, is a dream-come-true for every rugby fan in Papua New Guinea, with non-stop round the clock rugby action.The 30th channel will provide the best coverage of the Rugby World Cup to be held in the UK next month, showcasing all 48 matches live and exclusive on Free-To-Air (PNG only).TVWAN Rugby will also relive the greatest classic encounters from previous Rugby World Cup Finals, and recap the 2011 Rugby World Cup, including the All Blacks Road-to-the-Final.It will also celebrate the best matches from the Digicel Cup & Hunters 2015 season.Rugby fans will be able to relive the best moments from the Digicel Cup and the biggest wins from the Hunters spectacular 2015 season.The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks-off on September 19th at 4am PNG Time with a Grand Opening Ceremony, followed by the host nation, England taking on Fiji.The International Rugby Board’s Rugby World Cup 2015 will be held at 17 landmark venues across England and Wales with 20 countries participating across four pools.TVWAN Rugby can be found on Channel #5 on Digicel Play.last_img read more

LaVine scores career-high 41 in Bulls’ double OT win over Knicks

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award New York Knicks’ Enes Kanter, left, and Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine fight for a loose ball during the double overtime of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in New York. The Bulls defeated the Knicks in double overtime 116-115. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Zach LaVine decided to take the game into his own hands and finally put an end to this double-overtime affair.Scoring a career-high 41 points, including all eight in the second overtime and the game-winning free throw with 0.2 seconds left, LaVine led the Chicago Bulls to a 116-115 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT With Tim Hardaway Jr. out of the starting lineup on Monday night with a lower back injury, Frank Ntilikina is now the only Knick to start all 11 games this season. Hardaway Jr. was replaced by Allonzo Trier, who received the first start of his career.EMPTY BUCKETThe Knicks did not hit their first basket of the game until Damyean Dotson connected on a 3-pointer with 6:53 left in the first quarter. Despite the early draught, the bucket gave the Knicks a 6-4 lead. Overall, New York shot 23.1% (6-26) from the field in the first quarter and trailed 24-21.UP NEXTBulls: Chicago visits New Orleans on Wednesday.Knicks: New York visits Atlanta on Wednesday. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LaVine missed a pair of shots on Chicago’s next possession. Trier couldn’t connect on a jumper with three seconds left and Mario Hezonja’s offensive rebound and follow-up didn’t fall as the game went to overtime.Mudiay gave the Knicks their first lead since the second quarter, 104-102, when he hit a jumper with 4:12 left in the first overtime.“Tough one to take on the chin. Tough way to end the game,” Trier said. “Those are games you want to win. We were right there. I guess we’ve had a lot of moral victories, but we have to find a way to get over the hump.”Damyean Dotson scored 18 points, Mudiay finished with 16 and Hezonja added 15 for the Knicks.TIP-INS:Bulls: With the victory, Chicago avoided starting the season 2-9 for the second consecutive season.the Bulls have won four of their last five games against New York.Knicks: Kevin Knox, the #9 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, returned after missing seven games with a sprained left ankle. He played just five minutes and scored two points.New York has now lost both ends of their two back-to-backs this season. In their first set, the Knicks lost to the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics on October 19-20.WHO’S FOLLOWING THE LEADER?Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls in scoring (15.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg) last season, while Kris Dunn was #1 in both assists (6.0 apg) and steals (2.0 spg). Markkanen (sprained right elbow) has not played yet this season and Dunn (sprained left MCL) has only played one game (October 22 vs. Dallas).A NEW WAY Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I was doing what I do to get us a lead,” LaVine said. “I try to get to the cup, get to the free-throw line. At the end of the day, I am going to do what I do to help us get a win.”″Antonio Blakeney scored 17 points, Jabari Parker had 15 and Wendell Carter Jr. added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissEnes Kanter led the Knicks with 23 points and 24 rebounds while Allonzo Trier scored 21.Emmanuel Mudiay’s coast-to-coast layup had tied the score with 2.7 seconds left in the second overtime. But, his foul sent a driving LaVine to the line for the winning free throw. “I love the attack on that last possession to get to the free-throw line, which was obviously needed,” said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. “Our guys needed to get a close one. The guys hung tough and they stuck together. We found a way to get it.”LaVine, who scored all eight of Chicago’s points in the second overtime, scored the final points of the first overtime with his fadeaway jumper with 1:13 remaining.Chicago had taken its biggest lead of the game, 59-49, on LaVine’s free throw with 7:28 remaining in the third quarter. The Knicks cut the deficit to two, 72-70, on Kanter’s short turnaround with 1:47 left in the third but still trailed 78-72 after three.The Knicks scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to pull within one and finally got even at 93-93 on Trey Burke’s jumper with 4:14 remaining.LaVine then hit three consecutive 3-pointers for the Bulls, but Trier hit a pair of free throws and then a 3-pointer with 48 seconds left to tie the game 102-102.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

US$ 40M Water & Sanitation Projects for 3 Counties Launched

first_imgThe Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) in Partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) May 2, 2014 launched a US$ 40 million sanitation and water projects for three counties in Kakata City Margibi County.Speaking at the official launch in Kakata City last Friday, Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project Manager at the LWSC Gabriel S. Flaboe, Sr. pointed out that the water and sanitation projects have three critical components for implementation, comprising infrastructure, institutional capacity building and project management.In a specific breakdown of the sanitation projects, Manager Flaboe disclosed that the total cost of the Buchanan, Kakata and Zwedru’s sanitation and water works include US$535, 701.85.For the Zwedru sanitation and water project the AfDB has provided US$199,274.66 while Kakata and Buchanan sanitation projects have received US$336,427.19In related development, Manager Flaboe disclosed that a team from the LWSC would be officially visiting Kakata City in Margibi County to turn over and break ground for the construction of pipe-borne water facilities.The LWSC executive also disclosed that the water supply facility is the provision under the infrastructure component of the AfDB’s financial and technical assistance to Liberia’s water system.He added that with regards to the Institutional Capacity building component, the LWSC has hired several professional consultants that have rendered some valuable services to the LWSC’s management programs.In order for Liberians to benefit the impact of the capacity building component, Mr. Flaboe also explained, the project has awarded scholarships to six LWSC staffers who are currently pursuing studies at the Kwame Nkrumah’s University in Kumasi, Ghana.  Pursuing courses in procurement, engineering and financial managements, the six are expected to return to Liberia in September this year with post graduate degrees aimed at institutional, financial and engineering development of the water agency.The UWSSP’s focal person at the LWSC said that the water entity team was in Kakata to turn over the site and break ground for the construction of the vital sanitation facility in Margibi County.He further intimated that the sanitation facility is divided into three components and the ones for Kakata and Buchanan are placed on one lot owing to the projects’ proximity.Manager Flaboe also disclosed that a week ago the LWSC team turned over sites and broke ground for the construction of sanitation facilities in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County and Zwedru City in Grand Gedeh County.The LWSC official however reminded the officials of the Margibi County administration that the hired contractor would start work on the sanitation project in 15 days at the Kakata sanitation site. He said the contractor is expected to complete work in six months, for official dedication for use by the citizens and residents of Margibi County.Manager Flaboe stressed the need for the residents and citizens of Margibi County to consider the sanitation facilities as their own property and urged them to maintain a sustained posture in its management.“We want for the AfDB’s officials to come and see the sanitation facilities in hygienic conditions so that more money would be given for other important projects in Liberia,” Manager Flaboe concluded.For his part, the Institutional Expert at the LWSC, Chris Sherman, said his entity was excited about the sanitation project and urged the residents to work hard on the sustainability components.He noted that how the sanitation facilities would be taken care of by the residents that could encourage other donor partners, want take same projects to another level.He also disclosed that the LWSC would soon form committees that would be charged with the cardinal responsibility to manage and sustain the sanitation facility in Kakata City, Margibi County.Mr. Sherman also disclosed that the community women would be prime targets in the sustained management of the sanitation facilities in Kakata, Margibi County.Speaking earlier, Margibi County Inspector J. Tarr Sackie said Liberia has suffered a lot and many infrastructure facilities were destroyed as a result of the 15 years civil conflict.“We must now retrospect our past, correct our present and protect our future against the carnage and destruction that befell our nation,” Inspector Sackie pleaded.I and my team of administrators will take the sanitation facilities as our own property so that same will not be abused and misused by anyone in Kakata City,” Inspector Sackie assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more