Arsenal open FA Cup defence with 3-1 win

first_img NO PROBLEMS FOR MAN CITY City had no problems at Norwich. Sergio Aguero beat four players before converting for the opener, and assisted on the second, scored by Kelechi Iheanacho. Kevin De Bruyne added the third, shooting though the legs of goalkeeper John Ruddy. Eastleigh went 1-0 up over Bolton in the second half of their match, with an own goal by Bolton defender Dorian Dervite, but Darren Pratley saved humiliation by levelling moments from the end. Villa became the second Premier League side to fail to beat fourth-tier opposition. Villa captain Micah Richards gave his side the lead in the first half, but Joe Jacobson levelled for the Chairboys with a penalty. Everton beat Dagenham 2-0 at Goodison Park with goals from Aruna Kone and Kevin Mirallas. West Brom needed a last-minute goal from James Morrison to draw with second-tier Bristol City 2-2 and earn a replay, while Bournemouth came from a goal behind to beat Birmingham 2-1. Of other Premier League teams, Southampton lost 2-1 against Crystal Palace, Watford beat Newcastle 1-0, West Ham edged Wolverhampton 1-0, and Stoke beat Doncaster 2-1. LONDON (AP): Arsenal began their FA Cup defence with a 3-1 comeback victory against Sunderland and were joined in the fourth round by Manchester United and Manchester City yesterday. United laboured past Sheffield United 1-0 at Old Trafford, and Manchester City emphatically defeated Norwich 3-0. Also, Premier League side Aston Villa were held to 1-1 at fourth-tier Wycombe, while fifth-tier Eastleigh drew 1-1 with second-division side Bolton. It looked as if there could be a shock at Emirates Stadium, where the Premier League leaders fell behind to a Jermaine Lens strike after 17 minutes for Sunderland, who are second-to-last in the league. But Joel Campbell equalised, then two goals in three second-half minutes from substitute Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud ensured Arsenal moved on to the next round. “In the second half, we took over,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “We played in their half, scored great goals, and created many chances.” United overcame Sheffield with a penalty from Wayne Rooney with time virtually up, but their performance against third-tier opposition was another display lacking attacking intent. When substitute Memphis Depay tried his luck with a low shot, which went comfortably wide in the 66th minute, it was United’s first attempt at goal, and was greeted with sarcastic cheers by supporters. Depay was felled in the box in the third minute of injury time by Dean Hammond, and Rooney scored from the spot.last_img read more

Essequibo Coast couple placed on bail for Trafficking In Persons

first_imgA husband and wife are back before the court facing new charges of Trafficking In Persons.Fifty-three-year-old Kamwattie Rambarran called “Kama” and 58-year-old Dhanraj Rambarran called “Jaman”, both of Lot 132 Henrietta Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), appeared on Tuesday before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court to answer to two charges of Trafficking In Persons.It is alleged that between January 1 and February 16, 2019, at La Cabana Bar at Henrietta Village, Essequibo Coast, the couple harboured and trafficked two Venezuelan women for sexual exploitation.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, police ranks conducted a search at the location and during this exercise, five females were found, one being under the age of 18. The women were suspected of being victims of Trafficking In Persons.The couple was charged on April 17, 2019, for using their place of business as a brothel but on Tuesday, that charge was withdrawn based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the TIP charge was instituted.Attorney-at-Law Bernard DaSilva, who represented both defendants, in a bail application told the court that his clients are not flight risks and they are willing to comply with any conditions given by the court.Bail was granted in the sum of $200,000 each. The case will continue on May 15, 2019.last_img read more

GALLERY: 11 unmissable photos as Real Madrid legends reunite, including Luis Figo and Clarence Seedorf

first_imgSome familiar faces were reunited as Real Madrid legends took on a selection of other former stars from around the world in a charity game on Saturday.The Los Blancos royalty took on a Laureus legends team that boasted the likes of Edgar Davids and Thierry Henry, with the rest of the world side claiming an entertaining 6-5 win.Dutchman Davids, who most recently acted as player manager at Barnet, was in particularly fine fettle, scoring two cracking long rangers as he inspired his team to victory.Claude Makelele, Cafu, Clarence Seedorf and Luis Figo all played for Madrid, with the latter two also finding the net.All the highlights from the encounter, including Davids’s declicious double, can be seen below: 11 Thierry Henry 11 11 11 Clarence Seedorf 11 11 Chelsea hero Claude Makelele battles former Tottenham rival Davids Luis Figo – click the yellow arrow right to see the great selection of images from the game 11 Thierry Henry and Clarence Seedorf embrace 11 The players pose with the trophy 11 Edwin van der Sar Pierre van Hooijdonk congratulates Edgar Davids 11 Fernando Hierro and Clarence Seedorf Edgar Davids celebrates his second goal 11 Cafu last_img read more

Four-year-old really knows how to share

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champNikki’s mom, Christine, swears she didn’t have to twist her daughter’s arm to be so generous. The kid’s just a natural-born giver. “She’s got a heart of gold. I don’t know what I did to deserve her. We were talking one day about how cluttered her room was getting, and I told her there were children who would love to have her toys. “She said, `OK, Mommy, let’s clean up my room and give them the toys, but then I’ll just have more toys from my birthday party.”‘ Christine said she knew of a special hospital trying to help sick kids get better. For Nikki’s birthday, instead of more toys that she didn’t really need, why not ask her friends to give her donations for the hospital? The next day, Nikki went to school and did just that – becoming the youngest donor St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has ever had. No one at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital can remember a younger contributor to its pediatric cancer research and treatment program than Nikki Palaigos. The preschooler turned 4 earlier this month, and she asked her friends at Boulevard School in Woodland Hills to give her donations for St. Jude’s pediatric cancer research instead of birthday presents. Last week, Katie Schueth, associate director at the hospital, stopped by the school to accept $1,000 in donations from Nikki’s birthday party. “No one at St. Jude can remember a younger donor,” she said. “It’s extremely rare for a child this young to give up birthday presents to help sick kids.” Nice going, Honey. You have to love Margaret Kelly’s style. She’s turning 100 this Sunday with a smile on her lips, a song in her heart and some great stories to tell her 15 great-great-grandchildren. Her five children and 12 grandchildren already know most of the stories. Margaret moved to the San Fernando Valley in 1939, and was widowed by 1951. She raised her five children working for minimum wage (75 cents an hour at the federal level in ’51, maybe a bit higher in California) behind the counter at an appliance-repair company in Van Nuys for 30 years until she retired at age 77. After the kids were grown and out of the house, she spent most of her time with her old girlfriends from St. Cyril’s Catholic Church in Encino. “They called themselves the `has-beens,”‘ said Margaret’s daughter, Peggy Kelly Miller. “Their favorite hangouts were the old Tail of the Cock and Otto’s Pink Pig. “Mom loved her martinis and manhattans, but no more. Her biggest love was bowling. She bowled in two leagues at Matador Bowl until she was 96. “She is my hero and the absolute most wonderful mother,” she said. Happy 100th, Margaret. If you’re looking to get in the holiday spirit this weekend, the San Fernando Valley Male Chorus will be performing its holiday show, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Saturday night. The show features four-part harmonies and soloists offering the best of traditional holiday songs, backed by some great musicians. Tickets are $18, with a portion of the proceeds going to Guide Dogs for the Blind. The concert will start at 7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 22838 Kittridge St., in West Hills. For more information, call Bob Banta at 818-888-8345. And finally, congratulations to Louisville High School’s mock trial team for winning the Los Angeles County Mock Trial Championship, which helps students gain a working knowledge of the judicial system. It’s the second time in four years the Woodland Hills girls school has won the title in competition with coeducational teams from 70 high schools. The girls say they feel a responsibility to prove what young women can achieve. Well, they’re sure proving it. This is Louisville’s eighth overall title. Way to go, girls, and good luck in the California state competition in March., 818-713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Dirtiest Premier League team of the season! talkSPORT’s nastiest XI

first_img Midfield: Idrissa Gueye (Everton) – 11 yellow cards. 11 11 Striker: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) – 10 yellow cards. 11 11 11 Defender: Miguel Britos (Watford) – Two red cards and six yellow cards. 11 11 Defender: Danny Simpson (Leicester City) – 11 yellow cards. Midfield: Gareth Barry (Everton) – 11 yellow cards. Midfield: Oriol Romeu (Southampton) – 11 yellow cards. 11 11 Picking up the odd yellow card is part and parcel of competing at the highest level.Whether it is stopping a dangerous counter-attack or something more innocent – it can be quite easy to rack up a hoard of cautions to your name.But what about the players who take it to the next level?With an array of bad boys to choose from, talkSPORT has put together the Premier League’s dirtiest team of the season.Scroll through the gallery, above, to check out the line-up.  Midfield: Harry Arter (Bournemouth) – One red card and 11 yellow cards. Striker: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – Nine yellow cards. Defender: Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) – 11 yellow cards. Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster (Southampton) – click the arrow above, right, to check out talkSPORT’s full Dirtiest Premier League team of the season – Three yellow cards. Defender: Jose Holebas (Watford) – 14 yellow cards. 11 11last_img read more


first_imgAt least three clubs are interested in acquiring the services of Nottingham Forest midfielder Stephen McLaughlin.Stephen McLaughlin looks set to leave Nottingham Forest. .McLaughlin helped Southend to play-off glory in May and manager Phil Brown is keen to sign the talented former Finn Harps and Derry City player.McLaughlin has failed to make the breakthrough at the City Ground and has made just NINE appearances for the club since signing in 2013. Manager Dougie Freedman has admitted that while he would prefer him to stay he realises McLaughlin needs games and is willingly to let him move on.Freedman said that at least three clubs are interested in capturing the versatile McLaughlin who can play all across midfield, and up front.Freedman told the Nottingham Post, “Stephen McLaughlin is a good member of the group, because he wants to play football. That is what he wants,” said Freedman.“If I cannot allow him to play football here, then it is only right (to let him move on). Southend are not the only club involved, there are others as well. “It is only fair for me to let Stephen know, next week, what my thoughts are. I will do that.” THREE CLUBS INTERESTED IN SIGNING FORMER FINN HARPS STAR STEPHEN MCLAUGHLIN was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more


first_imgFUNDRAISING: The Cope Team will take part in a Cyclathon at The Cope Food-store in Dungloe this Friday!They aim to cycle from Carrickfinn Airport to Dublin Airport and back again in eight hours!! Please show your support to the Cope Team as they raise further funds which will be used to enhance and develop the local Community.Over €100,000 has already been donated to the local Community from various fundraising events by The Cope.The Cope Community Trust has just reached a huge milestone having raised and donated over €100,000 to local community based projects!The Cope Community Trust was established by The Cope in 2010 and as Mark Sharkey, Chairman of The Cope Community Trust, explains, “The Trusts primary aim is to support and provide funds where possible, to community based projects and to encourage and support the development of local community groups, organisations, clubs and schools.” The Trust is managed by a Committee made up of Cope Staff and members of the Community who have the responsibility to allocate funding to groups and organisations who submit applications to the Trust throughout the year.“The goal of the Trust is to raise as much money as possible through internal company fund raising and collections.“Since our inception five years ago, there has been many beneficiaries of the Community Trust and we are very fortunate that some of these beneficiaries have in-turn fundraised themselves for the Trust,” says Mark Sharkey.“I would like to thank all the Cope staff, their families and the Community Trust beneficiaries for committing to this cause and helping to make a difference in our community”.“The Cope Community Trust has become an integral part of the Cope’s ethos and it is vitally important to our entire team that we maintain it as part of the Cope’s heritage.”Application forms for the Trust are available on The Cope website THE COPE CYCLATHON TEAM TO EMBARK ON TREK FROM CARRICKFINN TO DUBLIN AIRPORT! was last modified: November 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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_imgTHE Primary Schools athletics finals were again a success at Finn Valley AC grounds today.More than 1,000 pupils from all over the county took part in the superbly organised event.We will have all the results on a separate story later. Here’s our first picture gallery from the excellent event. Another will follow later. Well done to all the schools, children, teachers and parents for all their efforts in the 41st year of the event PICTURE SPECIAL 1: PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS AT FINN VALLEY AC was last modified: June 1st, 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)last_img read more

Chelsea kit sponsors for the past 20 years

first_imgChelsea may have had massive investment from their owner Roman Abramovich since 2003 but they have many other sources of finances. There’s the seemingly increasing amounts of cash that comes their way via the sales of TV rights. Sponsorship deals are another way of increasing revenue and Chelsea have had many deals over the past 20 years.Shirt and kit sponsorship are a key source of sponsorship revenue. The English Premier League is shown all over the world. That means sponsoring a kit or getting your name on a shirt is important to companies who want to spread awareness of their brand.Between 1997 and 2001, Chelsea had a shirt sponsorship deal with Autoglass. They were followed by Fly Emirates, more at home with London rivals Arsenal these days. That deal lasted until 2005 when Samsung Mobile and then Samsung were the names on Chelsea’s shirts.They parted ways in 2015 and were replaced by Yokohama Tyres. The two companies signed a five-year deal with Chelsea worth £200m. The final year of that deal has arrived, and negotiations have already begun over a possible extension. However, Chelsea are believed to also be looking for another deal just in case the one with Yokohama doesn’t continue.The 2015 deal was the second biggest in the Premier League, only behind the sponsorship agreement Manchester United had with Chevrolet. United’s current deal with Chevrolet. With more and more viewers watching the Premier League, Chelsea may well feel that they are worth more than £40m a season.In terms of kit sponsorship, Chelsea can attract the very best companies out there for lucrative sponsorship deals. Umbro were the sponsors from 1987 to 2006. When that deal ended, Adidas took over as kit sponsors. In 2010, this was extended in a deal that was worth £160m over eight years. Another £300m extension deal came in 2013 but in May 2016, it was announced the agreement would end by mutual agreement in June 2017. The club agreed a new kit deal with Nike that began the following year. It’s worth £60m a season to Chelsea. 2017/18 saw sleeve sponsorship allowed in the Premier League. Chelsea quickly arranged a deal with the Hyundai Motor Company.Away from the kit, shirt and sleeve, there are several other sponsorship deals at Stamford Bridge. A glance at the Partners page on the official Chelsea website shows they currently have deals with Beats by Dre, EA Sports, Carabao Energy Drink, Hublot, Levy Restaurants, Millennium Hotels, MSC Cruises, Singha and Vitality.Chelsea also have a deal with Sure, listed as their official personal care partner. They have a betting partner too but that’s not going too well at present. 1xBet have been refused a license by the UK Gambling Commission so they may well be looking for a new partner to pump even more money into the club. This is a growing trend in the UK for bookmakers and casino operators to raise their profile and sponsor a Premier League team. Televised games draw in viewers from all over the globe and it is an ideal platform for casinos to get their name out there. This has seen an increase in the number of operators adding a casino to its Sportsbook, and with so much choice, it is always wise to look at a guide to online casinos in the uk.With the Premier League continuing to grow in popularity, the future looks good for more and more sponsorship revenue. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youViral X FilesWorld’s Most Fascinating BridgesViral X FilesUndoTopGadgetAdvisorMilitary Smartwatch Everybody in Hong Kong is Talking AboutTopGadgetAdvisorUndoToptizThe Ridiculous Reasons Why Celebrities Were Banned from Entering Different CountriesToptizUndoFood Eat SafeFruits that Burn FatFood Eat SafeUndoOrganic WelcomeThe 7 Worst Foods For Your Brain That Might Shock YouOrganic WelcomeUndoCampusPal10 Worst Paying College MajorsCampusPalUndoHealth & Human Research7 Drinks That Naturally Cleanse Your KidneysHealth & Human ResearchUndoSUVs | Search AdsSUVs in Hong Kong Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkSUVs | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Saltwater season hits the home stretch

first_imgThursday begins the final push towards the finish line of our 2016 saltwater season here on the North Coast. Come daylight, boats will have the option of targeting salmon, halibut and rockfish — or all three.The last of the four salmon seasons will be a particularly short one, lasting only through Monday. Hopefully, the salmon will be in a little better biting mood than when the previous session closed on Aug. 16.Reports are the birds and bait are still hanging around the entrance to Humboldt …last_img