Leicester sacks manager Ranieri

first_imgLONDON (AP): Claudio Ranieri was fired as the manager of English champion Leicester yesterday, nine months after guiding the club to the most improbable title triumph in Premier League history. Leicester’s Thai owners took the drastic measure with the team just a point above the relegation zone having 13 games remaining in a dreadful title defence. “We are duty-bound to put the club’s long-term interests above all sense of personal sentiment,” Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said, “no matter how strong that might be.” Leicester, with a team of journeymen, cast-offs and previously unheralded players, won the Premier League last season at odds of 5,000-1, a feat generally viewed as one of the greatest in all sports. Ranieri was last month voted as FIFA coach of the year. However, the Italian manager has come under heavy pressure in recent weeks as Leicester slipped closer to the bottom three in the Premier League and reportedly fell out with some of his players.last_img read more

Desiderio hits last-second 3 as UP escapes UST

first_imgLee finished with a game-high 20 points to lead UST while Steve Akomo had 15 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks before fouling out late. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Break new ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of the Philippines guard Paul Desiderio shoots a jumper against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Desiderio hit the game-winning triple and University of the Philippines escaped University of Santo Tomas, 74-73, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Desiderio drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left as the Fighting Maroons salvaged the victory to start their campaign on an emphatic note.ADVERTISEMENT Marvin Lee almost gave UST the victory as he calmly hit a couple of free throws that gave the Growling Tigers a 73-71 lead with 5.3 seconds remaining.“Our objective for this season, exactly, is to generate excitement because the UP community is very passive when it comes to the basketball team,” said Maroons head coach Bo Perasol in Filipino. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“And we got to complete that objective and what a way to generate that excitement, especially with that last-second shot. I don’t know how Paul does that but during the huddle he called it, ‘we’re going to win, this shot will go in.’”Desiderio was off the mark all game long, going 1-of-10 from deep before his clutch basket, but he made it when it mattered most. He finished with a team-high 17 points while also grabbing nine boards. Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers PLAY LIST 05:04Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title MOST READ Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES Winning start Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled View commentslast_img read more

Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees 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 LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img DAY6 is for everybody Activists raise their fists as they rally in support of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick outside the offices of the National Football League on Park Avenue, August 23, 2017 in New York City. During the NFL season last year, Kaepernick caused controversy by kneeling during the National Anthem at games to protest racial oppression and police brutality. Kaepernick is currently a free agent and some critics and analysts claim NFL teams don’t want to sign him due to his public display of his political beliefs. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILEHUNTSVILLE, Alabama — President Donald Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.And the president has a similar suggestion for fans of the sport: walk out of the stadium in protest.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Delarmino, Chua settle for silvers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the trend last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers. He hasn’t been signed by an NFL team this season.READ: NFL: Kaepernick’s controversial protest puts QB on cover of TimeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTrump’s hard-nosed reaction to protests by several athletes over treatment of blacks by police came Friday night during a freewheeling rally in Alabama. He says such players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs.Trump also bemoaned that football has become less violent. That view comes amid growing concerns over repeated head blows and a brain disease. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

“I have nothing to hide” – new City Mayor

first_imgCity Hall Forensic AuditNewly elected Mayor of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) Patricia Chase-Green has said she welcomes with open arms any attempt by the Auditor General to carry out an audit of City Hall.New City MayorPatricia Chase-GreenA recently elected People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillor, Bishram Kuppen, just two days ago, joined the list of voices which previously called for an independent probe into the operations of City Hall. He said with the completion of Local Government Elections (LGE) and the appointment of a new Council, it was time that they get down with serious business of managing the affairs of the city.Kuppen said many citizens have expressed grave concern about transparency and accountability at City Hall, especially with the election of past members of the City Council, including the Mayor-elect and Chairman of the Finance Committee and some of its members who have been part of the administration at City Hall for many years.But even with these claims, the new Mayor said she has nothing to hide. She related that even before she became Deputy Mayor, serving under former Mayor Hamilton Greene, she had always been calling for an audit to be held.“Before I became Mayor or Deputy Mayor, I supported audits. I had also written to the Auditor General for him to come to City Hall to carry out an audit”, she told Guyana Times on Friday. She said back in 2012, she had written more than three letters for the then Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker for him to intervene and have the audits done, particularly because of the excessive spending and abuse of funds by then acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba. She said nothing to that effect has taken place.“So, I will not object to an audit. The Auditor General is free to come,” she told this publication. “I have nothing to hide,” she reiterated.The call for an audit was also made by newly elected Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan. He had said, following his swearing in last Friday, that a forensic audit is very much needed at City Hall, which has seen the presence and operation of a single Council for some 23 years. Duncan stated that an audit should be entered into in good faith.Following its ascension to office in May 2015, controversy began over the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change’s (APNU/AFC) decision to launch forensic audits into almost every State agency in the country, but failed to carry out one into the affairs of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council – an agency said to be plagued by repeated accusations of financial impropriety, which had been backed by several investigations.The City Council for years had failed to address the many issues facing the capital city of Georgetown. While the Council continuously blamed its inability to deal with the problems confronting the capital on the lack of financial resources, then Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker contended otherwise.Whittaker had previously declared that the Council lacked the political will under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government to actually commit to responding to the changing dynamics of the city and to provide improved services to residents.More specifically, Whittaker had pointed out that the Council has no serious debt recovery programme to capture the billions of dollars owed in taxes by businesses and residents. Instead, he explained, the Council continuously cried out that the Central Government did not provide adequate funds for it to effectively conduct its operations.last_img read more

“Justice served” – mother of brothers killed during robbery

first_imgSome of the guns and ammunitions foundDead suspected bandit: Kelvin Shivgobin called “Kelly”Dead suspected bandit: Sewchand Sewlall called ‘One Eye Pappy’Ireen Samaroo says justice has been servedDead suspected bandit: Ramnarine JagmohanCash found in the possession of the dead men following the shootoutThe mother of two men, Harricharran and Premcharran Samaroo, who were killed reportedly at the hands of one of the suspected bandits killed on Sunday by Police, has praised the ranks, as she believes that justice has been served.Kelvin Shivgobin, called “Kelly”, one of the three suspected bandits who were killed at Johanna, Black Bush Polder, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) after they opened fire on Police, was believed to be the ringleader of the notorious trio, who had attacked Ireen Samaroo and her family during the 2018 Old Year’s Night celebrations. During the attack, the woman’s two sons were killed. Ramnarine Jagmohan and Sewchand Sewlall were the other suspected bandits killed on Sunday by Police.Shivgobin was on the Police wanted list for several robberies, but, more particularly, for the murder of the two brothers.The Samaroo brothers were shot dead when armed bandits stormed their mother’s Bush Lot, Corentyne home as they were celebrating on Old Year’s Night.Their mother believes justice has been served for herself and her family.According to the still grieving woman, she had been living in fear ever since the shooting to death of her sons.According to her, it was Sunday afternoon that she got the news that one of the men wanted for her sons’ murder was shot and killed by Police.“How they take people life, just so people take back their life. They didn’t make life, why they taking life? They coming and rob, why they have to take your life too? Sometimes if my other son was here they would have taken his life, but God is great. God really great,” she said as tears ran down her cheeks.FamiliesMeanwhile, the eldest of the three bandits was 52-year-old Sewchand Sewlall, called “One Eye Pappy”, of Johanna, Black Bush Polder. He was also implicated in the Bush Lot shooting.His wife, Bibi Yacoob, said her husband was a farmer and had a valid reason to be in the Backdam. She also noted that he was a hard worker and devoted husband, but could not explain the guns and loot he had in his possession.Sewlall was also being sought by the Police for other robberies on the Corentyne.After the men were shot, the Police recovered, among other items, a pistol, two revolvers, a rifle, three magazines, and 253 rounds of live ammunition while seven spent shells were found at the scene in close proximity to the men.Meanwhile, a former girlfriend of Shivgobin called “Kelly” said she did not approve of some of the things he did and for that reason she had walked away from the relationship.According to the woman, on several occasions Police came into her home in search of him and on the hunt for stolen articles.She also said that she was held in custody on occasions when the Police could not locate him.He had been arrested for the murder of Corentyne businessman, Patrick Mohabir and upon his release, he reportedly told his friend that “before I go back in there, I rather dead”.Meanwhile, relatives of Shivgobin said he was a cattle farmer, but they did not trust him because some of the persons he associated with were questionable.They say he seldom visited his Alness Village home where his parents live.“He went to school – high school, but after he leave school, I don’t know what happen to that boy,” one relative said.His associate Jagmohan’s mother, Pamella, 55, of Topu Village, said that the acquitted murder accused had changed his life since he came out of prison, but added that she did not know of him being involved in criminal activities.“My son tell me that he working in the rice field at 43 Village. Every weekend, he does come and bring money,” the woman related.She said that after he was released from prison, she warned him that he needed to change his life and secure a job in order to take care of his only child.Meanwhile, in addition to the arms and ammunition, the Police also found three haversacks containing a large quantity of jewellery, two bulletproof vests, five cellular phones, a solar charger, torch lights, crowbars, knives and cutlasses, a flash drive, toques and masks, duct tape and gloves as well as 200 grams of marijuana.Investigations into the shooting are still ongoing.last_img read more

Valencia set to hijack Everton’s move for Arsenal star?

first_img David Ospina Valencia are plotting to hijack Everton’s move for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.The Gunners shotstopper recently revealed his interest in joining the Toffees this summer after falling behind Petr Cech and Wojciech Szczesny in the goalkeeping stakes at the Emirates.The Colombian Copa America star is on the radar of Blues boss Roberto Martinez but now La Liga side Valencia want to bring the 26-year-old to the Mestalla.It has been revealed by Super Deporte that Los Che boss Nuno Espirito Santo is preparing a loan swoop for Ospina this week to jump ahead of Everton in the race to land the former Nice star.Ospina, who joined Arsenal last summer and has three years remaining on his deal with Arsene Wenger’s men, is reportedly happy in London but is seeking regular first-team football next term.Everton are keen to bolster competition in the goalkeeping ranks at Goodison Park with Tim Howard and Joel Robles being the club’s only two recognised keepers. 1last_img read more

‘They deserve that victory!’ – James Milner praises Liverpool supporters

first_img1 James Milner playing against Borussia Dortmund James Milner has praised the Liverpool fans for the role they played in the Reds’ comeback win against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday evening.The Merseyside club were against all odds when the Germans went 2-0 up at Anfield, and it appeared as if Jurgen Klopp’s men would be falling out of the Europa League.However, a spirited second half performance brought goals from Divock Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren, and passage to the semi-finals of the tournament.Klopp has taken a lot of the praise for the turnaround in performance, but Milner believes the fans at Anfield created the perfect atmosphere for the amazing fightback.“The way the fans were when we were driving into the game they deserve that victory,” the England international said.“The atmosphere especially in the second half when we got the second goal and drove forward means it is difficult for any team to come here.“When the crowd are like that there are not too many better places in the world to be playing and to be part of a night like that is fantastic.”However, Milner is not taking away from Klopp’s impact in the win, revealing what the German boss said at half-time to catalyse the victory against his former employers.He added: “The manager was brilliant. He was calm. He said, ‘We are not playing too badly. It is a long way back, we have lost the first half but you have nothing to lose, go out and do it’.“I think it was the perfect atmosphere created at half-time to be honest.”last_img read more


first_imgMurdered: LiamTwo men jailed for kicking a Donegal teenager to death have lost a legal bid for freedom.Judges rejected challenges from Sean Cruickshank and Edward McEleney to being found guilty of murdering Liam Devlin in Derry. The 19-year-old victim, from Burnfoot, suffered fatal brain injuries during the attack in the city’s Creggan estate in August 2007.Witnesses said Cruickshank, 24, from Lislane Drive, and Edward McEleney, 25, of Circular Road, both in the city, had kicked and stamped on his head.The men were each sentenced to a minimum 11 years behind bars.Both sought to have their murder convictions overturned.Cruickshank’s lawyers argued that he should have been allowed to give evidence about an earlier assault he carried out on Liam Devlin’s brother.The 24-year-old had confronted and head-butted John Devlin on the same night.It was claimed that if full details of his guilty plea to that assault had been put before the jury it would have strengthened his case that he never intended to kill.But Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan, sitting with Lord Justices Girvan and Coghlin, held that his character was damaged by his behaviour in the earlier incident.He said: “In our view any benefit to Cruickshank from introducing such evidence was at best marginal and did not affect the safety of the conviction.”McEleney’s legal team contended that the length and complexity of the trial judge’s charge to the jury rendered the verdict unsafe.
Sir Declan found that prosecution and defence evidence had been “meticulously examined”.He added: “There may have been some sophisticated language but reading the charge as a whole it was delivered in language that was plainly understandable to any juror.“We conclude, therefore, that this criticism of the charge did not affect the safety of the conviction.”All other arguments were also dismissed.Sir Declan confirmed: “For the reasons given we do not consider that the convictions are unsafe.”KILLERS OF DONEGAL TEEN LOSE LEGAL FREEDOM BID was last modified: October 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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


first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has rounded on critics of his team – claiming RTE pundits had disrespected his players.McGuinness described the broadcasting pundits reaction to Donegal’s victory over Antrim as “way over the top”.And he was furious by comments made on ‘The Sunday Game’ that night about the selection of Donegal wing-forward Ryan Bradley as the man of the match. “There’s one thing being critical of Jim McGuinness or my style of football but there’s another thing in being disrespectful and we felt that Ryan Bradley was disrespected,” McGuinness fumed.“RTE presented him with a trophy and then said there was no man of the match.“Ryan Bradley has parents and a girlfriend, who were standing watching him accepting a trophy, as proud as punch, and then people later were saying ‘there was no (real) man of the match!’“Last week they had a joke about us as well at the end of the programme. “Donegal seems to be this county that everyone can have a good laugh at because we’re not that serious.“I don’t like my players or my county being disrespected.“Liam Bradley (Antrim manager) threw out a couple of comments and ‘The Sunday Game’ and Sunday papers ran with those comments.“There’s a full season to be played but there was no word of our 1-17 against Antrim.“If people want to criticise how we play I don’t have an issue, but when it gets to your players. . .” he said. “Everyone’s got their job to do, and everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but when it’s disrespectful there’s a line to be drawn and I feel that line’s been crossed on a number of occasions in recent weeks,” McGuinness said.“It’s a one-way street, we don’t get our opportunity to give our point of view but as a manager I’ve a duty of care to my players.”ANGRY DONEGAL MANAGER TURNS ON RTE PUNDITS FOR POKING FUN AT COUNTY was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal v cavanJim McGuinnessRTEryan bradleylast_img read more

Scandal unseats mayor

first_imgIt turned out that former Mayor James Hahn’s political fate was sealed by three little words: “pay for play.” Accusations that surfaced in 2004 of backroom dealings and political shakedowns for campaign contributions led to a series of investigations – by county and federal grand juries, the city Ethics Commission and Controller Laura Chick – that proved too much for Hahn to overcome in 2005. The scandal resulted in a series of changes in how the city does business, including a ban on commissioners raising money for elected officials, tighter monitoring of contracts and a pledge by newly elected Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to keep paid lobbyists off city commissions. The original accusations were that the Airport Commission pressured contractors to make political contributions in order to win city contracts. Similar accusations soon swirled around the panels overseeing the Department of Water and Power and the Harbor Department. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake No indictments ever resulted from the investigations, but the damage was done politically for Hahn, who was slow to respond to the accusations. Eventually, one of his top aides and two commissioners resigned. The inquiries, however, did lead to other investigations and charges. Steve Sugerman, a former top executive with the public-relations firm of Fleishman-Hillard, pleaded guilty in July to three federal counts of wire fraud, admitting that he overbilled the city tens of thousands of dollars on a DWP contract. In a negotiated settlement, the firm agreed to repay the city $6 million. Sugerman also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their case against two other Fleishman executives, Doug Dowie and John Stoddard, who have pleaded not guilty to similar charges. In another case, real estate developer Mark Alan Abrams has been accused of laundering political contributions to Hahn and other city officials. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 6 for the setting of a preliminary hearing date. Abrams is one of the most prominent Hahn donors whose contributions became an issue. Over the years, he contributed more than $336,000 to Hahn campaigns. Abrams has paid fines and penalties of $270,000 to the city Ethics Commission. In another case involving money-laundering allegations, prominent attorney Pierce O’Donnell has pleaded not guilty to charges that he reimbursed workers and associates $25,500 for contributions to Hahn’s successful 2001 mayoral campaign. — Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more