Alora falls to familiar foe, settles for silver in taekwondo

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kirstie Elaine Alora of the Philippines (red) competes against Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia (blue) in the finals of the women’s -73 kg category of the 29th Southeast Asian Games competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Alora lost, 6-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLRio Olympian Kirstie Alora ran into a familiar tormentor and suffered the same fate to settle for silver in the women’s +67kg class in taekwondo in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Alora, who was the country’s flag-bearer, fell to Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia, 13-6, in the final.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments The 6-foot Seavmey, who enjoyed a big height advantage over Alora, also beat the Filipino in the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ JRU fends off Mapua, finishes first round with 4th win National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taallast_img read more

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Situation must be corrected

first_imgDear Editor,Much evidence exists of the increasing dysfunctionality being encouraged and created by the coalition Government in the Local Government system. The weakening of governance systems is now ever present across the length and breadth of Guyana and comes as a sacrifice of the cohesive and developmental gains that could have been achieved.I justifiably, condemn and will continue the exposure of the wicked intent of the Government’s partisan, disruptive and clearly unproductive agenda. Regrettably, the Government’s approach is glaringly visible through their deliberate, callous and presumptuous circumvention of the roles of legitimately elected Councils in our Local Authority Areas (LAAs).These Government excesses of power, obviously, negatively impact and contradict good governance practices. The results are far reaching and linked to a certain permanent social deterioration. Certain constitutional elements guard against these excesses, such as the meaningful functioning of a semi or fully autonomous Local Government Commission (LGC).Since the delayed establishment of the LGC in October 2017, the nation has not heard much from the Commission itself. It leaves one to wonder about the approach to what the LGC needs to be doing? Clearly, the Commission needs to make citizens aware of its difficulties and move to remedy the emerged alarming incidences under its mandate.The general media has candidly made the public aware of the numerous reported violations and breaches of financial and other regulations by Government empowered Regional Executive Officers and Town Clerks. More so, Government officials have been either silent or shamelessly attempted to cover for the blatant misappropriation and mal-administration by these officers. Fraud and more fraud is taking place in the LAAs and apparently, nothing is being done to prevent this lightening fast growing epidemic.The associated pervasiveness of the foregoing will never benefit residents of communities and all citizens at large. They are also not uncommon when with the rules are applied in a partisan manner, and being convenient bent in favour of a particular political party or for a selected few. As expected, the situation is fuelling greed and its associates’ impediments as the agents of the State embark on a get rich quick syndrome, rather than ensure acceptable governance.The weakening of the Local Government system in light of the Government’s approach cannot be denied. Only recently, Councillors from the Linden Regional Democratic Council joined the bandwagon of public commentators against the excesses.More serious is the fact that so-called contractors, are allocated work to do which they can never complete. Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) is experiencing the highest turn-over of Regional Executive Officers and Town Clerks. Recently the once ‘discarded’ Mayor of Linden, Orrin Gordon was appointed as the Regional Executive Officer (REO) in Region 10. This appointment did not have the blessings of the LGC and is a blatant disregard by the Communities Ministry in not allowing the LGC to do its work.Further, the members of the Region 10 Regional Works Committee are accused of soliciting money from the public and persons expressing interest in bidding for contracts. Many are of the view of what happened with the Chairman of the Works Committee in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).As for the Georgetown municipality, the Mayor and Town Clerk have become tourists of immense extravagance, while mismanaging the City’s finances.Minister Joseph Harmon must not turn a blind eye to the unsatisfactory parking meter issue because the general public would not. It is public knowledge that before the ‘Gang of Four’ left this country to finalise the parking meter deal, they had a meeting with the ‘bosses’ at the Office of the President and the big General Secretary of the People’s National Congress was there at the meeting.The Public Accounts Committee is recommending that all the corrupt Regional Executive Officers and Engineers must be booted out of the System. It is clear that the corruption in all these Ministries and State departments are getting worse and the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition Government is doing nothing to deter same. The situation must be corrected!Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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Judge Gbeneweleh Cited over ‘Biases Claims’ in U$1.8M Theft Case

first_imgThe Supreme Court yesterday ordered an immediate suspension of the ongoing US$1.8m theft case involving four former employees of the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC), after a complaint of biases and partiality was filed against presiding Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C.’The order issued by Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh was due to a ‘Writ of Certiorari’ asked to be filed against Judge Gbeneweleh by lawyers representing the LCCBC.Certiorari is an order of a high court to a lower court to send all the documents in a case to it so the higher court can review them.In their complaint, the company’s lawyers accused Judge Gbeneweleh of showing bias and partiality, and gross ignorance of the law, when he allegedly made ‘inflammatory and prejudicial statements’ in court while the trial was ongoing in favour of the defendants.Despite ‘producing several oral and documentary evidences’ in their testimony before the court, including forensic audit report, Judge Gbeneweleh allegedly ignored their evidences and posed questions that presuppose that those materials were not before the court, the lawyers said in their complaint.“For his erroneous, prejudicial and illegal action, contrary to the law, Judge Gbeneweleh must be made to restrain himself from further proceeding with the hearing of the matter,” said LCCBC lawyers’ 12-page complaint.LCCBC earlier filed a case of misapplication of entrusted property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation against their suspended employees to hold them responsible for the alleged siphoning of over US$1.8 million from LCCBC while they were serving in separate capacities with the company, a claim the defendants have denied.According to LCCBC’s lawyers, Judge Gbeneweleh failed to instruct the clerk to make all their legal instruments admitted into evidence to them and took the documents from the clerk and the court and took them to his home.The complaint said, Judge Gbeneweleh, during the trial was constantly in the habit of walking out of the courtroom, when some of their witnesses were on the stand, testifying and demonstrating his total lack of interest in the side of the prosecution.He said this move expanded the coverage of the application for ‘certiorari’ sought by the company, considering the judge’s behaviour and attitude, wanting the high court to stop him from further hearing of the case. “The action of the judge, taken together gave serious doubt as to his impartiality, integrity and propriety. His act amounts to gross misconduct, constituting the violation of the law,” the lawyers said. Judge Gbeneweleh has few days to respond to the allegation. The defendants were indicted since 2011 and the case was first heard in 2012, which ended in a hung verdict, because the trial jurors at that time could not reach a definite decision, meaning they did not say whether or not the defendants were guilty.Their failure prompted then presiding Judge Blamo Dixon to call for a retrial.A legal expert who spoke with the Daily Observer and advised not to be named said that with so many delays in hearing cases, especially those involving banks and companies, it has the propensity to scare away investors from the country.According to the expert, if Liberia wants to ensure that investors are interested to invest in the country then, cases of such nature should be ‘fast-tracked’ because that investor spent too much money to retain lawyers that to plead on their behalf.“Sometime after the case has lasted for so long and the investors have spent lot of money at the end they would leave the country and their employees would be without jobs, which could create serious hardship in the country, and this could also hang a dark cloud over our justice system,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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INCHR to Host High Level Meeting Today

first_imgThe Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) will convene a High Level Ministerial and Agency Meeting at the C.C. Dennis Auditorium in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today, Tuesday, December 20, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. According to a press release, this high level meeting will focus on the discussion of the Status of Implementation of the then Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendations.The five hour meeting will include presentations on the background of the TRC recommendations, the mandate of the INCHR and an update on the status of implementation of the TRC recommendations by the responsible Ministries and Agencies.As provided by the TRC final report, Session 18.0 states that “The TRC hereby recommends that the Government of Liberia assumes its responsibilities and see all recommendations of the TRC as both a duty and an obligation.”Clause18.7. states: “Recommendations related to the establishment and resourcing of the Independent National Human Rights Commission (INHRC), the TRC recommends that the Independent Human Rights Commission be brought up to international standard in conformity with the Paris Principles and to ensure that the INHRC functions effectively including discharging its responsibilities as inheritors of the TRC process.”The INCHR meanwhile called on all concerned to be in full attendance and on time, the release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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PSC calls out Govt over lack of progress of security reforms

first_img…says more should be done to curb crimeWhile acknowledging the recent efforts of the Guyana Police Force, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) believes more should be done to curb the spate of violent crimes across the country.Public Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanPolice Commissioner Leslie JamesPSC Chairman Desmond SearsOver recent weeks, there has been an alarming increase in crimes, particularly in Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) where several armed robberies ended in fatalities. The situation resulted in the Force’s SWAT unit being deployed to the region and some days later, three bandits were shot and killed during a standoff with the Police.It is believed that the now dead men were behind daring robberies on the Corentyne over the past weeks. At the Johanna backdam in Black Bush Polder, where they were killed, Police found several weapons including an AR-15 rifle, which is suspected to have been used in a previous robbery where matching spent shells were found.The PSC, in a statement on Wednesday, commended the most recent success of the Police in confronting the violent crime in Berbice and recognises the continuing efforts of the Police to meet this growing challenge threatening the safety and wellbeing of every citizen. However, the Commission nevertheless believes that much more can and should be done to meet this challenge.“The Commission is convinced of the need for significantly greater human and financial resources being placed at the disposal of the Police Force… The Commission believes there is considerable room for enhancement in intelligence gathering and analysis than is currently in place,” the Commission said its missive.According to the umbrella Private Sector body, its Governance and Security Committee met on Wednesday to address the increasing and widespread public concern over the manifestly “frightening and disturbing” incidents of violent crime across the country.Coming out of that meeting, the Committee decided to request a joint meeting with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and Commissioner of Police Leslie James, to discuss the matter.“The Commission believes that there is a much greater need for public confidence and trust in the Police Force… The Commission looks forward to a strong and uncompromising standard of leadership in our security forces,” it added.Furthermore, the PSC went on to highlight its deep concerns over the “insufficient progress” being made with regards to the implementation of Security Sector Reforms.At the Police Force’s Annual Officers’ Conference earlier this year, President David Granger had underscored the need to accelerate the implementation of security sector reforms, which he said will, among other things, restore public trust in the Force as well as correct any mismanagement of the country’s premiere law enforcement agency.“Security sector is aimed to improving public trust and confidence. It means having a strong organisation and boosting the Force’s intelligence, investigative capabilities and producing more versatile Police Officers. The security sector therefore must be accelerated in 2019,” the Head of State had asserted.At the same event in January, the Top Cop had revealed that they have engaged their counterparts in the United Kingdom and at the time, had already begun implementing three main pillars of the reforms – training, human resources management and infrastructure.The US$4.7 million Security Sector Reform programme was initially launched in 2007 but was scrapped two years later after major disagreements between the then Administration and the United Kingdom Government over some of the conditions of the plan.However, during a meeting with then British Prime Minister David Cameron back in 2016, President David Granger had requested that the multimillion-dollar security sector pact be revived.As such, British security expert, Colonel Russel Combe, was brought in to conduct an assessment of the local security sector and compiled a report with steps to be taken to improve services.While the report focuses primarily on reforms within the Guyana Police Force, there are also measures included to address issues plaguing the prisons and the fire services as well as the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF’s) Coast Guard.At the handing over of the report back in January, Combe had said the presentation of the report is not just the beginning or end of efforts to reform the local security sector.“The report is dynamic; it’s not to represent just the beginning. Activities supported by the United Kingdom have already commenced: the training of (Police’s) Strategic Planning Unit last year and then in November there was consultancy on the marine capability of the Police Force and indeed engaged with the coast guards as well… So this is not the beginning, nor is it the end,” he had noted.The UK expert had further stated that his Government does not want to see the report sitting on the shelf, gathering dust. In fact, he noted that the report was compiled in such a way that it can be broken up and separated into parts to be dealt with by different groupings.Colonel Combe was expected to oversee the implementation of his recommendations until March 2019 when his tenure came to end. However, the progress of the implementation of the reforms is not clear.last_img read more

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Football racism inquiry call after Spurs-Chelsea clash halted

first_img0Shares0000Referee Anthony Taylor discusses with players where racist commnets were heard in the crowd © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 23 – The Professional Footballers’ Association called for a government inquiry into racism in football after Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League win at Tottenham on Sunday was marred by alleged racist comments from the crowd, the latest in a string of recent incidents.Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said the problem needed “to be dealt with strongly” and Tottenham promised “a thorough investigation” after referee Anthony Taylor halted play during the second half when Antonio Rudiger complained of hearing monkey noises from spectators. Moments earlier the Chelsea defender had been involved in a second-half clash with Son Heung-min that saw the South Korean sent off.Shortly after the stoppage, an announcement made over the public address system warned that “racist behaviour among spectators is interfering with the game” and Taylor spoke to both managers, Lampard and Jose Mourinho.Two further public address announcements followed after play was resumed.“It’s just such a shame that racism still exists in 2019. When will this nonsense stop?” Rudiger tweeted.– ‘There must be witnesses’ –“I really hope that the offenders will be found and punished soon, and in such a modern football ground like the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with dozens of TV and security cameras, it must be possible to find and subsequently punish them.Tottenham’s Son Heung-min was sent off after clashing with Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger © AFP / Adrian DENNIS“If not, then there must have been witnesses in the stadium who saw and heard the incident.”The PFA said in a statement late Sunday: “We are disgusted and dismayed that once again, a Premier League fixture has been tainted by abuse from the stands towards players.“It has become clear that football players are on the receiving end of the blatant racism that is currently rife in the UK, but they are not alone.“Racist abuse in football is not just an issue for black and ethnic minority players, it is an issue for everyone who loves the game.“The PFA calls for a government inquiry into racism and the rise in hate crime within football.”– Rising problem –Chelsea’s German defender Antonio Rudiger, pictured in early December, says he hopes the offenders will be identified and punished © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKTwo weeks ago a man was identified and arrested for an alleged racist gesture caught on TV cameras during the Manchester derby between City and United, while an Italy’s Serie A apologised last week after an anti-racism campaign featuring posters with images of monkeys was widely condemned.UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin earlier this month pledged European football’s governing body was working to tackle the rising problem after a spate of incidents across the continent including the hurling of racist abuse at England players during a match in Bulgaria.But Ceferin accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of fuelling the problem.“When a politician that calls women with burqas post boxes or mailboxes then says publicly that he condemns you UEFA (for not tackling racism) — do you reply to that? Do you believe it’s honest? Come on,” said Ceferin.Son Heung-min is shown the red card after he kicked out at Antonio Rudiger © IKIMAGES/AFP / Glyn KIRKFormer Manchester United player Gary Neville also accused top UK politicians.“We’ve just had a general election in this country with both main parties and the leaders of both main parties accused constantly of fuelling racism and accepting racism in their parties,” said Neville on Sky Sports.“If it’s accepted in the highest office in the country, we’re not talking at a micro-level.”“Maybe we have to empower the players to walk off the pitch and stop the entertainment while it is happening,” he added.– ‘Accepted in highest level’ –The ugly scenes overshadowed the Willian double that gave Lampard a memorable triumph at the expense of his former Chelsea manager Mourinho.Lampard insisted there was never any question of his team leaving the pitch in protest.“Of course, we know there is a protocol,” he said. “It needs to be dealt with strongly.”Son Heung-min trudges off after receiving a red card for his challenge on Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger © AFP / Adrian DENNISTottenham manager Mourinho condemned racism but still took a swipe at Rudiger, accusing him of play-acting by clutching his ribs to get Son sent off.“I hate racism in society, I hate racism in football. I’m disappointed that things like that can happen. The club is a very proud club in this kind of situation and internally we will try to deal with it,” he said.Lampard outwitted his old boss so effectively that Chelsea dominated from start to finish.Willian’s superb opener was followed by a clinical penalty from the Brazilian as Chelsea held onto fourth place and moved six points clear of seventh-placed Tottenham.0Shares0000(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Legislative session gets poor marks from critics

first_img sharmon@cctimes.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Schwarzenegger has called lawmakers into special session in hopes of accomplishing what couldn’t be done in the regular session: health care reform, and water storage and flood protection legislation. But not everyone is optimistic, especially given the partisan divide that dominated a session that produced mostly tweaks to state laws, not memorable change. If anything, the legislative session was characterized by splashy bills that caught the attention of the nation – even if they wound up gutted or killed. Mountain View Democratic Assemblywoman Sally Lieber’s bill to ban spanking of young children was ridiculed by comedians and bloggers and ultimately watered down to allow juries to consider a list of acts such as hitting with a closed fist to be considered child abuse. Another would have made it illegal to sell incandescent light bulbs, causing another national stir. That bill never made it out of the Assembly. SACRAMENTO – Lost opportunities, political acrimony, and little in the way of significant legislation. That’s how political observers characterized the 2007 legislative session that concluded early Wednesday morning. Lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fell far short of the sweeping, historic change that the governor had envisioned after his re-election last November – and success paled in comparison to last year when Schwarzenegger teamed up with Democratic leaders to produce unprecedented legislation to curb global emissions and $43 billion in infrastructure bonds approved by voters. “They had the stars and the moons properly aligned, with the governor re-elected, and there were no election worries for the Legislature,” said Tony Quinn, a GOP political analyst. “This was the year to do something. I expected to see more substantive stuff. But, the governor didn’t use the large mandate he got. It just petered out.” Left on the cutting room floor are hot-button issues such as health care reform, sentencing and parole reform, assisted suicide, water storage, and redistricting reform. last_img read more

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first_imgURRIS GAA NOTESWELL DONE: Well Done to Luke Devlin from the club who was Captain of the Donegal U17 team who beat Monaghan last Saturday and are now through to the Ulster Final.SENIOR & RESERVE FOOTBALL: Both teams travelled to Ballintra on Sunday to play Naomg Brid with mixed results on the day. Final score in Reserve match Urris 1-08 N Brid 0-09. Final Score in senior Match : N Brid 2-10 Urris 0-04. This Saturday both teams home to Buncrana in Straid. Reserve match at 5.30pm and 7.00pm. Support welcome. BINGO: CLUB Bingo every Thursday night at 9.00pm in St Mary’s Hall,Clonmany. Please come along and support our weekly bingo, numbers have been dropping of late so bring a friend or two. Any funds raised goes directly into the club to help with day to day finances.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday April 14th: No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn: 1, 3, 10 & 15. €15 winners:Angela Ivers, Gaddyduff.Libby Doherty & Caoimhe Kelly, Tullagh.Joey O’Brien, Cloontagh.Hannah Toland, Cleagh.Jim & Liam C/O Mac Tams.Jackpot next week €1,020. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support this weekly draw.UNDER AGE TRAINING SCHEDULE:U6 & U8 every Friday from 5.30 to 6.30pm.U10 Girls & Boys every Saturday from 11an to 12pm.U12 Boys (U12 girls welcome) every Thursday from 4 to 5pm.U14 Boys: Every Tuesday at 6.00pm.U12 & U14 Girls: Thursday at 5.45pm to 7pm.As times and days may change please check our Face Book page for details.FIXTURES FOR WEEK AHEAD:Tuesday: U12 Go Games away to Moville at 6.30pm.Wednesday: U14 Boys home to Moville at 6.30pm.Friday U16 Boys away to Malin at 6.15pm.Saturday: U10 Go Games home to Burt at 11am and U8’s away to Burt.As fixtures and times may change for various reasons please check our Face Book page for updates. DATE FOR THE DIARY: Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp in Straid from July 4th to 8th July.GAA NEWS: URRIS PLAYER LUKE DEVLIN LEADS DONEGAL U17s TO VICTORY was last modified: April 18th, 2016 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)last_img read more


Man United legend backs Alisson after gaffe, but has a warning for the Brazilian

first_img“When Liverpool were the most successful team in England and Europe they had a very entertaining goalkeeper,” he added.“Grobbelaar was that kind of guy. He would be incredible for many, many games then come out for a cross he should not have come out for, and they concede a goal.“But the team knew that. They lived for that. It wasn’t a problem. He never changed and that, beyond anything, is the most important thing.” silverware 3 Schmeichel compared Alisson to Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar huge blow Latest Premier League News “The worst thing he can do is compromise his style. Stay with it, be comfortable with it, that’s his way of playing.“The next few months he will be under pressure. The media will be scrutinising every little thing he is doing.“How is he reacting to that? Can he still go out and play at this very high level? That is the art of goalkeeping. That you have that ability.“When he made the mistake, the camera was on him a few times, he looked worried. It was playing on his mind. He needs to work on that. It’s the only way you can survive.” possible standings REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 3 smart causal After receiving a skewed backpass from Virgil van Dijk,  the world’s most expensive goalkeeper tried to do a ‘Cruyff Turn’ on Kelechi Iheanacho, but was dispossessed and left helpless as Rachid Ghezzal tapped in.Despite the gaffe, Schmeichel insisted the ‘worst thing’ the former Roma man could do was to stop taking risks and change his style.“This is a new style,” he said. “It’s what teams and managers are looking for. Someone who is very comfortable with their feet and can pass the ball even in tight areas.“You lose the ball every now and then. Every single player does that, no matter where they are on the pitch.center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Alisson Becker must continue to be adventurous with the ball at his feet if he is to succeed at Liverpool.That’s the view of former Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel, who has leapt to the defence of the Brazilian after his error led to a goal at Leicester City. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The world’s most expensive goalkeeper has been backed by Man United legend Peter Schmeichel Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Alisson loses the ball to Iheanacho no dice 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED When he first arrived in the Premier League, much was made of David De Gea’s slight frame and inconsistency between the sticks.However, the Spaniard has transformed himself into one of the best in the world – adding a far-more intimidating physique to his incredible reflexes and shot-stopping ability.Another Liverpool keeper who initially struggled was the erratic Bruce Grobbelaar.Passionate and brilliant in equal measure, the Zimbabwean eventually made 628 appearances for the club in all competitions between 1980 and 1994.last_img read more

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first_imgThe brave wife of singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell has admitted she still battles thoughts of suicide.Despite finding love and happiness and having a very wealthy lifestyle, Majella O’Donnell says she knows she has a medical condition that she will have to battle fiever.“I’m in another life with Daniel at times. But the one constant thing that is always there is depression. “That is part of me and will always be part of me.“You can have all the money in the world and be thinking about suicide at the same time,” she admitted.Majella will tell her heartbreaking story to RTE’s Would You Believe programme tonight (SUN) at 10.35pm.But as well as her battle with her illness, Majella also reveals the wonderful life she has had since meeting Daniel in Tenerife, falling in love with him and finally walking down the aisle. And she says Daniel understands her battle with her condition.“Usually when I feel low, the overwhelming thing is that I want to be left alone and to be alone.“I can say that to Daniel and he understands,” reveals Majella.She also reveals how herself and her husband made a vow to eachother to pray that her annulment from her first marriage would be through in time for her to marry the Donegal singer.“We decided the two of us would say the rosary every single night, hoping and praying that it would, and it did,” she said. EndsBRAVE MAJELLA – I BATTLE THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE ALL THE TIME was last modified: November 6th, 2011 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:daniel o’donnellMajella O’DonnellSUICIDElast_img read more


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