10 months ago​Chelsea midfielder Scott in talks with Ascoli

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Chelsea midfielder Scott in talks with Ascoliby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Kyle Scott is being linked with a move to Ascoli.The 21-year-old is on loan with Telstar in Holland.But the American could be set for a move to Serie B when his contract with the Blues runs out at the end of the season.Sky Sports reports that it is unlikely he would get a renewal from Chelsea.Scott has scored twice in 14 games for Telstar this season. last_img

7 days agoKeown says Ozil behaviour unacceptable for Arsenal’s Highbury era

first_imgKeown says Ozil behaviour unacceptable for Arsenal’s Highbury eraby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Martin Keown says Mesut Ozil’s behaviour would not have been tolerated during his era at Highbury.Ozil has fallen out of favour under Unai Emery amid question marks over his attitude, with his body language regularly questioned by onlookers.Keown told talkSPORT: “I feel at times he has been disdainful with his team-mates if he doesn’t get the right ball.”To be honest, if he was in our dressing room there were a few players who would have had him round the throat early on because of his body language.”Keown has urged the German playmaker to back-up his words and end what he branded an “embarrassing” situation for the club with their highest earner sat on the sidelines.Keown added: “I was seriously worried for his immune system, the amount of games he missed through allegedly being ill, or a back injury.”He has only been given another opportunity with Emery because it looks like he has started to work hard again.”I believe he has been over-indulged in the past. It’s embarrassing for the football club that he is not featuring.”The manager has to get him back into the team but if his attitude drops again then big decisions need to be made.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Exhibition Opens at Seville Museum

first_imgMONTEGO BAY – Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna says that her Ministry is committed to opening three museums before Independence of this year, as part of its strategic mandate in closing out Jamaica 50 celebrations.A museum was recently opened in Roxborough, Manchester, and another at Seville Great House, in St. Ann.[RELATED: Culture and Tourism Essential to Marketing Jamaica – Dr. McNeill]She disclosed that a third “national museum for the people of Jamaica” will be opened on July 21.Miss Hanna was speaking at the opening of the Seville Exhibition, in the museum at the Seville Great House, in St. Ann, on Friday, July 12.She described the Seville Great House, as a place with a convergence of dynamic cultures. Minister Hanna argued that the diversity of the Jamaican people makes the nation a melting pot of a very strong, proud and resilient people, who understand that reconstructing their future requires an understanding of their past.Meanwhile, Opposition Spokesperson on Youth, Sports, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Culture, Olivia Grange, described the Seville Museum project as one which showcases the immense possibilities which engage.CONTACT: BRYAN MILLERJIS REGIONAL OFFICE,MONTEGO BAY.last_img read more

Tax changes coming New Years Day

first_imgSome tax changes are coming on New Year’s Day, but it’s an increase to the carbon tax that will have the biggest impact on Albertans.The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Colin Craig said it will go up 50 per cent.“That means it’s going to cost Albertans more to fill up their cars, pay for their home heating bills and the cost of goods and services is going to go up, too, because all those business increases are going to be passed onto consumers,” he said.Employment Insurance premiums are going up a bit for employees and employers. Albertans earning over $51,700 will pay an extra $9 in Employment Insurance premiums, while their employers will pay an extra $23.But there is a little bit of good news for small businesses.“The small business income tax rate will drop for 10.5 down to 10 per cent,” said Craig.The Canada Child Benefit will be indexed for inflation starting in July 2018. After accounting for inflation, since 2017, the benefit’s value actually decreases in 2018. A decrease in real value of $61 for children under six years old, and $72 for children aged six to 17.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP searching for missing teen

first_imgCurrie is described as: Caucasian, standing 5’8″ tall, weighing 125 lbs., with blonde hair, and blue eyes.He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and black shoes.There is a concern for Currie’s well-being and the RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible.If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com. UPDATE: Grande Prairie RCMP have located Brody Currie, he is safe and unharmed. RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenage boy.14-year-old Brodie Currie was reported missing late yesterday after he was last seen in Grande Prairie on Saturday.last_img read more

City Council proclaims August 25 to 31 as Overdose Awareness Week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John Council is proclaiming the week of August 25 to the 31 as ‘Overdose Awareness Week’.At a Council meeting on Monday, Julianne Kucheran and Alisa Froh, of the FSJ Community Action Team, made the proposal of proclamation to Council.According to Froh, the reason behind having the last week of August proclaimed as Overdose Awareness Week is because it aligns with International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held on Agust 31. Started in 2001, the Awareness campaign was initiated by the Salvation Army in Melbourne, Australia and since 2012, it has been coordinated by local non-profit public health organizations around the world as a way to raise awareness of the occurrence of drug overdoses in communities.Over the past year, the FSJ CAT, comprised of over 30 community organizations and 65 individuals, has conducted programming and initiatives related to prevention, education and awareness, harm reduction, treatment and aftercare of drug use.Overdose Awareness Week is August 25 to 31 in Fort St. John.Here is a list of events taking place during Overdose Awareness Week:Monday, August 26 12-1 pm @ Northern Lights College Campus Room 202: Lunch & Learn, including a screening of ‘Bevel Up’ documentaryTuesday, August 27 3:30-5: 30 pm @ FSJ Friendship Centre: Harm Reduction training, including Naloxone training led by ICMT – Candlelight Vigil to follow (tentative)Friday, August 30 12pm-1pm @ 100th and 100th: Community BBQ sponsored by the Salvation Armylast_img read more

Day 2 draft recap OSU sets new NFL draft record five more

Former OSU wide receiver Michael Thomas (3) in a game versus Hawaii on Sept. 12. Thomas was selected by the New Orleans Saints on Day 2 of the NFL draft. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorAs another day of the 2016 NFL draft came to a close, Ohio State set another program record, while also breaking a league-wide mark.The Buckeyes had 10 draftees in the first three rounds, which solidified the hype and anticipation of the Scarlet and Gray draft class. Scouts and analysts from around the football world poured praise over players like Ezekiel Elliott and Darron Lee, and their predictions of a historic couple of days for OSU were validated. It took a while for the Buckeyes to see the first member of the 2015 team taken off the board on Day 2, but at No. 47 overall, wide receiver Michael Thomas broke the silence and began the chatter once again for the OSU draft class. It took just 10 picks on Thursday for the Scarlet and Gray to see three of their players selected in the first round. On Friday, OSU saw just two names taken off the board in the second round.Many analysts around the league thought safety Vonn Bell would be selected late in the first round, or no later than early-to-mid second round. But Bell found himself tirelessly waiting to hear his name called by the numerous former players who announced their team’s picks. In back-to-back picks, the Indianapolis Colts at No. 57 and the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 58 selected safeties who did not play their home games in Columbus. Alas, at No. 61 overall, Bell finally saw his name taken off the board by the same team that drafted Thomas: the New Orleans Saints. With a pair of Buckeyes being selected in the second round, OSU tied Tennessee and USC for the NFL draft record of seven picks in the first two rounds from one school.Defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was picked up by the Buffalo Bills at No. 80. The outgoing senior defensive tackle started for three years with OSU.Washington tallied 13.5 sacks during his time with the Scarlet and Gray and could provide more push upfront for the Bills, who occasionally struggled to get to the quarterback at times.Just five picks later, OSU wide receiver Braxton Miller was chosen at No. 85 overall by the Houston Texans. OSU coach Urban Meyer was covering the draft for NFL Network and cracked a smile and raised his fists in celebration upon hearing Miller’s name called. Miller became the ninth Buckeye selected in the first three rounds, surpassing the University of Tennessee’s previous record of eight picks in three rounds set in 2000. But the Buckeyes weren’t done.With five picks remaining in the third round before Day 2 would come to a close, tight end Nick Vannett was selected by coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. For those who weren’t believers of the truly unprecedented 2016 OSU draft class, having 10 draft picks in the top 94 selections is difficult to fathom.Now with 10 names on the board across most divisions of the NFL, much of the top talents for the Scarlet and Gray have found their new homes at the professional level. However, there are still plenty of notable Buckeyes available for NFL teams to invest in. Former OSU quarterback Cardale Jones, linebacker Joshua Perry, safety Tyvis Powell and wide receiver Jalin Marshall headline the prospects who hope to hear their names called on the third, and final, day. The chance for the Buckeyes to break the record of 14 players selected in a single draft from one school loomed a bit closer on Friday night. Four more players selected, and the Buckeyes will seize the record they set in 2004. read more

Switzerland goal should not have been allowed – Tite

first_imgBrazil boss Tite is adamant that Switzerland’s equalising goal should not have been allowed as it was clear that the goalscorer Steven Zuber had fouled defender MirandaThe five-time world champions produced a rather unspectacular display in their opening game after Philippe Coutinho brilliantly curled in the first goal for Brazil.However, the Seleção’s lead would not last with Zuber heading in Xherdan Shaqiri’s corner to equalise for Switzerland.But Brazil were convinced that the Swiss midfielder had pushed Miranda in order to free himself of his marker and were left incensed by the referee’s decision to not disallow the goal.Gabriel Jesus then had a penalty appeal turned down after he was brought down by Manuel Akanji.“I’d like to answer another question in terms of the performance, otherwise it sounds like an excuse for the draw, but I’m not going to run away from this question,” said Tite, according to Sky Sports.“I’m just going to say this once: the Miranda moment was very clear. It’s a very clear play, it’s very, very clear. The second play, yes the penalty you could interpret, but the first one, you can’t discuss. You have to be fair.”Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.But his counterpart, Vladimir Petkovic, believes that referee Cesar Ramos made the right call.“We have the VAR and the VAR should provide answers. I just looked briefly at our goal – it was a regular goal, that was a regular duel,” said Petkovic.“You have to create space in order to have an opportunity and the opponent’s defensive players were not really well positioned. It wasn’t a foul.”Regardless though, Tite admitted that his team had simply not been effective enough in front of goal and were deservedly made to pay for it.He said: “We had 20 attempts, but too many balls off-target. If we were a bit more concentrated, we could have made the goalkeeper work a little more given the number of attempts we had. We have to be cooler, a little more precise.“Of course my expectation was a victory, I wanted to win, of course. Of course, I’m not happy with the result.”The draw ends Brazil’s recent nine match-winning run with Serbia now the leaders of Group E after their win against Costa Rica on Sunday.last_img read more

Huddersfield sign Durm

first_imgHuddersfield have confirmed the signing of German international defender Erik Durm from German giant Borussia Dortmund.The defender has signed a one-year deal with the English club with an option to be extended for a further 12 months.The 26-year-old is reunited with former Borussia Dortmund II boss who signed him for the Bundesliga side the second team back in 2012.“It is not every day you can bring a player with the kinda quality that Erik possesses to the club,” Wagner said, according to Sky Sports.“He has played at the highest level and he is a World Cup winner, so I want to believe it is a good day for our club.”Jan SiewertJan Siewert confirmed as Huddersfield Town boss Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 21, 2019 English Side Huddersfield have confirmed the appointment of Jan Siewert as their new head coach.English Side Huddersfield have confirmed the appointment Siewert, 36, has…“I know him very well from the time we spent together at Dortmund, he is a smart guy and a very determined one too. I know he can’t wait to get on the pitch to play.”“I’m not surprised he passed our medicals in flying colours, he was very unfortunate with injuries last season but he resumed training with the club just before the end of the season.”“He was one of the fittest guys while I was in Dortmund and he possesses great physical attributes.”He signed for Dortmund as a striker when he first joined the club but he was converted to a full back.Erik Durm can play both full-back positions and will be a very good addition to Huddersfield provided he stays fit.last_img read more

Pochettino Defeat is a wakeup call for Spurs

first_imgMauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur have to wake-up from slumber after their first defeat of the Premier League campaign, losing 2-1 at Watford.Spurs were lucky to take the lead at Vicarage Road as Abdoulaye Doucoure helped the ball into his own net in the 53rd minute.The Hornets leveled up a few minutes later thanks to Troy Deeney in the 69th minute, before Craig Cathcart headed the hosts in front seven minutes later.Pochettino’s men piled more pressure towards the end to find the equalizer but all to no avail as Watford kept their own perfect record intact.The Tottenham boss admits that he is unhappy about the loss, but sees a silver lining in that it can provide his team with a wake-up call.“To show we are a contender we need to be winning games”, Pochettino told his post-match press conference.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“To win games you need to give your best.“With the very difficult start to the season with the World Cup.“The people talk about winning, but it’s only the start of September and it’s a long way to go.“I’m very upset but I’m also happy because it’s a wake-up call”, Pochettino added.Tottenham now have the international break to reflect on their defeat at Watford, as they prepare to bounce back against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on 15th September at home.last_img read more