Guardiola treats players like dogs – agent

first_imgYaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk accused Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as treating his players “like dogs”, in the latest chapter of his public issue with the high-profile coach.Guardiola’s ultimatum that Toure apologise on behalf of his agent before he is returned to the squad has not silenced Seluk, whose latest attacks adds further doubt to the Ivory Coast’s star’s future at the club.”Pep Guardiola – he thinks only about himself. He thinks he is already God,” Seluk told BBC. “He won with Barcelona many titles but Yaya also won the same titles with Barcelona. Pep thinks now he has won everything and he can do what he wants.””For me, very strange things (have happened) in Manchester City because Yaya played with them many years, (Joe) Hart played with them many years, I don’t know, (Vincent) Kompany played many years, and (in) comes a new coach and says, ‘Okay, these players out like dogs’.”Seluk added that Guardiola has no right to tell him what he can and cannot say.”Everybody can speak what they want. We are in an open country. I was born in Russia, there was Communist party. I know when it is not possible to say anything, but I am sorry, I am now in Europe, in England,” Seluk said.”Guardiola, if he wants to live in a country where it is not possible to say anything, he must change country.”Toure, 33, is in the final year of his contract with Manchester City and would be entitled to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January.”I am sure in two months we will have many offers. I already have a few offers for Yaya. He can play five or six years without any problem. I am sure some clubs in England, in France, in Italy, in Spain will want him,” he noted.”Already (clubs in) United States, China invite Yaya but I think Yaya will play in Europe more years.”last_img read more

Alaska survives skidding Blackwater for 4th straight win

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The closest Blackwater got to Alaska was in the 2:09 mark of the fourth after Mac Belo and Michael Digregorio made two straight three-pointers to cut the deficit to one, 81-80.And as if fate strummed its strings, Chris Banchero converted twice from the line to gave Alaska an 83-80 buffer with 1:49 left in the game.Banchero finished the game with a conference-high 16 points with seven rebounds and five steals while Vic Manuel also had 16 points for Alaska.Kevin Racal and Teng also finished in double digits for the Aces with 14 and 10 points, respectively.JP Erram led the Elite with 14 points, 21 rebounds, and five blocks while Digregorio and Belo paced Blackwater with 15 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESAlaska continued its upward trajectory in the PBA Philippine Cup after holding off Blackwater, 88-84, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.After starting the conference at 0-2, the Aces have now strung together four straight wins for a 4-2 record while Elite slipped to their third straight loss for 2-4.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEOcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Abueva leaves Alaska-Blackwater game due to ‘personal emergency’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases With the two teams trading blows in the final six minutes of the game, Alaska rookie Jeron Teng dealt the haymaker with 1:04 left in the game with a triple from the top of the key that gave the Aces an 86-80 lead.“I am very relieved,” said Alaska head coach Alex Compton. “Obviously it helped us that they missed a bunch of free throws, it seemed like in the second half they really missed a bunch and in a close game that matters.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBlackwater mounted a 21-8 run across the third and fourth quarters that cut Alaska’s lead to two, 70-68, early in the final period.And although the Elite kept it close, they never tied nor took the lead as they missed seven free throws in the first 11 minutes of the fourth quarter allowing the Aces to keep them at bay. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

Mudslide Causes Damage at China Union

first_imgChina Union’s crusher was damaged due to a mudslide at the company’s Bong Mines concession area (Photo: LINA)Another threatens Paynesville-Kakata HighwayBy Richard Baysah and Alvin WorziReports from the China Union operation area at the Bong Mining Company in Fuamah District, Lower Bong County speak of a mudslide that has destroyed the company’s crusher and conveyor belt at the plant. The Liberia News Agency (LINA) reported yesterday that the mudslide took place early Wednesday, September 13. There was, however, no report of any human casualty, but the incident caused substantial damage to the company’s crusher and conveyor belt, responsible to process the ore before it is shipped to the Freeport of Monrovia.The China Union, a Chinese State Owned Enterprise, took over the concession area of the German mining company that halted its mining activities due to the Liberian civil crisis in the 90s. An employee, Franklin Tyler, is quoted by LINA as saying that the incident was accompanied by a sudden loud noise, from the direction of the crusher and conveyor belt.A view of the mudslide at China Union’s mining site in Bong Mines (Photo: LINA)The report said the mudslide happened as a result of a heavy downpour that forced mud from the top of the Bong Mountain Range.The China Union Public Relations Officer, Morris Tate, confirmed damages to the company’s crusher and conveyor belt but noted that it will not stop the company’s operations.Tate also said though the management of China Union was saddened by the incident, it equally grateful that there was no human casualty. The management is accessing the situation and is expected to subsequently come out with the total cost of damage to its facilities, he said.This is the second mudslide in over 30 years in an iron ore mining concession, with the first occurring in September 1981 at the National Iron Ore Company, known as the “Camp No-way Disaster,” which left many people dead. In a related development, Rain Hill, located on the Monrovia-Kakata highway, in the vicinity of the 15-Gate community, has been described as a potential threat to residents and commuters who frequently use this busy thoroughfare.Danger hangs over one of the major highway in the country Monrovia-Kakata highway (Photo: Alvin Worzi)Rain Hill had its first mudslide last year that covered the highway, according to Peter Kerkula, a private security officer for Lonestar Cell MTN Tower located on top of the hill. He said fear of imminent tragedy led a Chinese construction company to suspend its operations and later diverted traffic to complete its road construction. With the heavy downpour of rain in recent days, the hill’s residents have expressed concerns and are asking the government to intervene.“We have witnessed a series of accidents in recent time with the latest being last week Saturday when a Kia motorbike from Monrovia fell and fortunately for the driver, there were no major injuries,” Kerkula said. According to him, the management of Lonestar Cell MTN has promised to relocate the tower to another location. “We have to climb on the top of the hill to check the equipment despite the level of danger it poses to us as part of our work. Commuters even speak about this danger and sometimes they ask us about the government’s intention for the hill,” he said.Mud sliding from the hillside along the Monrovia-Kakata highway continues to serve as danger for residents and commuters (Photo: Alvin Worzi)Emmanuel Toe, a resident, said “The government needs to quickly do something about the situation to ensure that the road is safe as well as the people who are using it.” Toe said taking immediate action to reduce or level the hill in order to avoid any future mudslides is important because there have been some accidents due to the redirection of the road.Jeremy Sheriff, a commercial driver, said many drivers have become victims of the road in needless accidents, and appealed to the government to find a solution to prevent any future disaster. “Our people are noted for doing nothing until the last minute after many people may have been victimized. The Liberian government needs to know that this is a major highway and such a danger has to be brought under control,” Sheriff 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

Assault charge against Bent Street man discharged

first_imgAn assault charge brought against Easton Peters, of DD Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, was discharged on Friday by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Peters’ then common-law wife, Elesha Leech, told the Court that she did not want to proceed with the matter.It was alleged that on June 5, 2018, Peters and his ex-lover had an argument during which he assaulted her with intent to cause bodily harm.Citing the prevalence of the offence, the prosecution asked that Peters be placed on a bond to keep the peace and be sent to counselling.last_img

Body found in Grande Prairie’s Wapiti River

first_imgA group of people enjoying an afternoon ATV ride found a body in the Wapiti River on Thursday. Police say the group contacted the police upon making the discovery. The Grande Prairie RCMP detachment is calling the death “suspicious”, and is investigating.The Medical Examiner’s office has scheduled an autopsy for Friday afternoon. – Advertisement -The Forensic Identification Section, Police Dog Service, and Technical Search and Rescue were on scene on Friday morning to help further the investigation.The discovery was made close to the area’s pulp and paper mill, 12 kilometres south of Grande Praire. Police are asking that if anyone has seen suspicious or unusual activity in the area since Wednesday, to please contact the detachment at (780)830-5700 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or read more


first_imgSHAY GIVEN could spend the rest of the season at Manchester City after rejecting loan deals – and insisting he wants a PERMANENT switch out of Eastlands.The Lifford goalie is prepared to look at all offers, we understand, including a switch to Italian giants Roma.But he has told Roberto Mancini and the City hierarchy he wants a permanent transfer – not just a solution to the end of the season. The stance could mean Given sitting on the bench at City until the end of the season if a decent offer is not made by another big club.Our source says Given is determined to push for a permanent switch but he is ‘fed-up’ sitting on the bench.GIVEN: I’M A GREAT GOALIE, GET ME OUTTA HERE (PERMANENTLY) was last modified: January 3rd, 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


first_imgEverton manager David Moyes has said he’s putting his shirt on Killybegs soccer sensation Seamus Coleman becoming the Premiership’s Young Player of the Year.The huge endorsement from the canny Scot is recognition of the Donegal man’s meteoric rise over the past few months.The 22 year old joined Everton just over two years from Sligo Rovers for just £60,000. And Moyes said that is the reason why Coleman must be considered for the PFA award.‘The level of where he has come from means he must be close to young player of the year,’ said Moyes.‘He’s had no real footballing experience at this level, or any level at all, very little full-time training and very little technical work so we hope there is going to be more improvement.‘He’s a right-back playing one on and he might be better one on; we don’t know yet. ‘One of his biggest strengths is his lack of inhibitions carrying the ball. You won’t get him to be the best passer and keeper of the ball, but he’s given us something else and coming from deep will help him improve as a defender in years to come,” gushed Moyes.He hailed Seamus Coleman’s adaptability, with the player exceeding expectations this season.Coleman, a goalscorer in the Toffees’ victory over Fulham at the weekend, is likely to play for the Republic of Ireland in Saturday’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia at the Aviva Stadium.Moyes admits they are fortunate to have benefited from Coleman’s swift progress.‘He was sixty grand and he’s done a brilliant job for us. ‘He’s been up and down but he’s going to be up and down – you don’t find an absolute diamond for that money.‘It’s very rare that happens so there will be times when he doesn’t look completely comfortable,” he said.EndsEVERTON BOSS PUTS HIS SHIRT ON COLEMAN GETTING YOUNG PLAYER OF YEAR was last modified: March 23rd, 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)last_img read more


first_imgTHE GAA For All Schools Cup finals have been cancelled due to the weather.The showpiece primary schools competition was due to ahead today at O’Donnell Park this morning with eight boys and girls teams battling it out for honours.However in the past half hour, the organisers have decided to cancel the finals. “We will re-arrange the matches for after Easter,” said a GAA For All spokesman.Many parts of Donegal have been hit with hail, sleet and snow showers this morning with up to 5cms falling on higher levels inland.Gardai have warned motorists once again to take extra car in the conditions. GAA SCHOOLS FINALS CANCELLED AS SNOW HITS COUNTY was last modified: March 20th, 2013 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) Tags:GAA SCHOOLS FINALS CANCELLED AS SNOW HITS COUNTYlast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Rivers expected to go big after storms

first_imgAll of the North Coast rivers, other than the Smith, were running high and dirty as of Wednesday, and the Smith will soon follow suit. The approaching storms, which should hit around dinner time on Thursday, could potentially bring another four to eight inches of rain to the area. If the storms come to fruition, it will be a nice little break at the perfect time. When (and if) the rivers do drop back into fishable shape, my guess is we’ll see the first signs of the impending winter steelhead …last_img

Adidas wants to sign Kaepernick if he signs with an NFL team first

first_imgBy Des Bieler | The Washington PostAdidas is interested in signing Colin Kaepernick. However, there appears to be just one possible snag — the free agent quarterback must first be signed by an NFL team.That could be quite the sticking point, given that Kaepernick was made to sit out all of last season and has drawn little apparent interest this offseason. In the meantime, he and his legal team have been collecting evidence, including depositions from team owners and league officials, for a …last_img