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Pep Guardiola talks about when he was branded ‘Fraudiola’ in England

first_imgAdvertisement aufqfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5ygWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elx8yob( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vihWould you ever consider trying this?😱3osjCan your students do this? 🌚lk1x6lRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pep Guardiola was not able to win any trophy in his first season at Manchester City. He was criticized badly after the end of the season. Even people started to call him ‘Fraud Guardiola’ or ‘Fraudiola’ at that time. However, the time changed and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City won two back to back Premier League titles in the next two season.Advertisement The beginning of the season has not been according to the plans of Pep Guardiola. Manchester City are currently situated at the second position in the League table with 10 points in 5 matches so far. On the other hand, Liverpool are at the top of the table in the Premier League with 5 wins in 5 matches so far.Advertisement Manchester City had to accept a defeat against Norwich City with a margin of 3-2 at Carow Road on Saturday. After the defeat, Manchester City gave a 5 point lead to Liverpool at the beginning of the season. However, Pep Guardiola believes that his team has the potential to make a comeback from this situation.The manager of Manchester City defended his players in the press conference as these set of players helped him to earn so much respect in England after his trophyless first season at Etihad Stadium.Advertisement Sadio Mane drops an incredible gesture for the ball boy! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Is Woewiyu Out of Grand Bassa Senatorial Race?

first_imgThe arrest and subsequent detention of Thomas Jucontee Woewiyu by the U.S. Government is pointing to a hope dash as his political interest back home now seems to have a bleak future.Tom Woewiyu had announced that he would contest the upcoming mid-term October Senatorial election for Grand Bassa County against the wishes and aspirations of the incumbent, Gbehzongar Finely, who currently serves as the Senate Pro-Tempore of the 53rd National Legislature.Mr. Woewiyu, upon his return from the U.S. last year to Liberia, unveiled his political intention where he had wanted to contest for the senatorial seat for Grand Bassa County.The former Minister of Defense of one of Liberia’s notorious rebel factions, National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), appeared before a 3-federal judge panel with one judge leading the charge. Mr. Woewiyu was brought into the court, sandwiched by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, who arrested him.Upon his arrest last week, Thomas Jucontee Weoewiyu was identified as the former Liberian Minister of National Defense and a spokesman of the erstwhile rebel NPFL.If he is found guilty, he faces a US$4 million fine and a 110-year imprisonment sentence.In line with his arrest order, Tom has been described a ‘flight risk,’ meaning he would escape to Liberia if his bail is filed. He was subsequently denied bill.Based on this, the U.S. denied him (Woewiyu) bail.  He has already been charged with ‘perjury,’ lying on his citizenship application by failing to disclose his alleged affiliation with a “violent political group in Liberia,” during the height of the country’s civil crisis, which lasted over a decade. Woewiyu served as Defense Minister in Charles Taylor’s former rebel National Patriotic Reconstruction Assembly Government (NPRAG), which then controlled “greater Libria.” Upon his arrest, his immigration lawyer, Raymond Basso, said his client amended his citizenship application to include his participation in the Taylor regime.  But Linwood C. Wright, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Philadelphia, said Judge Judith Faith Angell denied bail, “because she believed Woewiyu might try to leave (runaway) from the U.S. should he be bailed.“There was a detention hearing and Woewiyu was ordered detained by a U.S. Magistrate.  The magistrate found that he (Woewiyu) was a ‘flight risk,’ and so she ordered him detained pending his trial,” Wright said.Raymond Basso, Woewiyu’s immigration lawyer, told VOA last week the case against his client was purely an immigration matter, and that it was a “misconception” (mistaken belief) to suggest that he was being charged with war crimes.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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HARPS TAKE LEAGUE BREAK TO FACE LONGFORD IN FAI CUP

first_imgHaving extended their unbeaten league run to twelve games on Friday night last, Finn Harps go into Friday’s Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup tie against Longford Town in confident mood.Last season Harps reached their first semi-final in the competition in fifteen years but didn’t face a team from a Division above them until the last four meeting with St. Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park.And in Longford – who were First Division Champions last season – Harps face a step up from any side that Ollie Horgan’s men have faced in the league this season. “Longford have done well this season in the top division,” said Harps boss Horgan ahead of Friday’s game at the City Calling Stadium.“Tony Cousins has a great mix of youth with the likes of Jamie Mulhall, Kaleem Simon and Ben Mohammed added to the class and experience of Stephen Rice, Mark Salmon, Pat Sullivan and Kevin O Connor. Sullivan and Shaw are a handful for the top teams, let alone us,” he warned.“We played Longford four times last year and failed to score in any of those games,” continued Horgan, stressing the difficulty that Friday’s opponents pose. “They have improved again from that so it will be very difficult to go there and get anything out of game, let alone score.”Last Friday night, Harps created a little bit of history at Finn Park as they started a league campaign still unbeaten after twelve games for the first time. “It’s a good start but that’s all it is,” said Horgan. “We need to improve as other teams have and will. UCD, for example, are a better team now than when we played them last so we need to try and improve also.To keep their unbeaten run going, Harps had to come from behind twice in the game to claim a share of the spoils.“UCD outplayed us for large periods of the game and had the majority of possession. Their movement in the middle of the field was excellent so a draw was certainly a good result for us,” said Horgan of the 2-2 draw.“Both UCD goals looked like winning goals at the time but we showed good character to get something out of the game especially after Robbie Benson’s goal with little time left.”Looking ahead to Friday, this is the fourth time the two clubs have been paired together in the Cup with Harps progressing on the first two occasions and Longford last time out. The first meeting was in 1995/96 when Harps won on a 5-2 scoreline at Finn Park. The clubs were drawn together again in 1999/2000 when it took a replay for Harps to progress – the initial tie saw the teams share four goals in Longford before Harps won 7-1 in the replay at Finn Park. The most recent meeting was four years ago when Longford progressed on a 1-0 scoreline in a Finn Park replay after the club had played out a scoreless draw in the midlands. Packie Mailey was able to take his place on the bench for last Friday’s game against UCD and is available to make his first appearance of the season against Longford. Keith Cowan and Brian McGroary remain sidelined.Should Friday’s game finish in a draw, a replay will take place at Finn Park on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st June, at 8.00pm in Finn Park.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: Brian McGroary, Keith Cowan.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-W-D-D-W-D (12 pts)Longford Town: L-W-D-L-L-W (7 pts) RECORD AGAINST LONGFORD TOWN (FAI Cup)Friday’s game will be the 6th meeting of the two clubs in the FAI Cup, and the 3rd to be played in Longford.HARPS TAKE LEAGUE BREAK TO FACE LONGFORD IN FAI CUP was last modified: May 27th, 2015 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:fai cupfinn harpsLongford Townlast_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins ejected from Warriors-Knicks game

first_imgThough Cousins remains sidelined with a left Achilles … NEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t even played a game yet wearing a Warriors uniform. But the four-time All-Star still managed to have his first ejection of the year.Cousins was tossed with 2:28 left in the first quarter after being given a technical foul. It was not immediately clear what led to the technical.Boogie got ejected… from the bench pic.twitter.com/ZxMk3JjGZR— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 27, 2018last_img read more

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‘Frustrated’ Gavina would love to keep Kia’s No. 1 pick

first_imgRead Next “I can’t confirm it. I’m learning just as much as everyone else as I read things and hear about things as well. I’m asking my management also, like, ‘Is this true?’ You just kind of wait it out and see what happens,” he said.Gavina is keeping his fingers crossed that the deal won’t push through.“Nothing’s set in stone. I don’t know what the board’s going to do, whether they’re going to accept it or not, so whether we keep it is a tossup right now. I’d love to keep it, but you know, there’s some higher powers that be that might not agree.”Gavina, however, knows he is at the mercy of the Kia management and said that just like in the past, he has to make do with what he has in his lineup.“Honestly, it’s not as if I haven’t been in this position before. When I first took over, we gave up our pick and we got legitimate veterans for it, and wind up having a great season,” he said, referring to the time when the team traded second overall pic Troy Rosario to TNT for Aldrech Ramos and Nino Cañaleta back in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ “On a scale of one to 10, [my frustration is] maybe a 12,” he said.Gavina was at the PBA Draft Combine on Monday, trying to keep a straight face while discussing the possible moves of his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReports said that Kia is getting a bunch of San Miguel reserves, a future first rounder, and a boat load of cash in exchange for the No. 1 pick.Gavina, though, did not want to comment on the reported deal and said even he is left in the dark when it comes to management’s moves. View comments Stephen Curry fined $50,000 for tossing mouthguard at official LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kia coach Chris Gavina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAt this point, nothing surprises Kia coach Chris Gavina anymore.That’s why he couldn’t hide his frustrations following the news about the Picanto’s latest head-scratching move to ship trade the rights to this year’s top pick to San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP “In my position, you got to kind of live with what you can get sometimes and really, just look to how we’re going to improve with what we have. It comes down to really development. We’ve already started with our skills training as early as last week, probably the first team that came back, so we move forward from there,” he said.“So whatever the case happens, whether we get Christian or not, I think as long as we get some veteran leadership on the team with championship experience, I think we’ll be able to form a formidable team next year.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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ICC World Twenty20: Kamran helps Pak beat India by 5 wickets

first_imgA scintillating Kamran Akmal (92 off 50 balls) on Monday helped Pakistan beat India by five wickets in their ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game in Colombo. Shoaib Malik (37* off 18 balls) gave him company.  Pakistan, who were 91/5 in 11.5 overs, were looking down the barrel with the fall of Umar Akmal (c & b Ashwin 2), even as Kamran Akmal (36*) was going strong. At 84/4 in 10.2 overs Pakistan were under pressure chasing 186, having lost Mohammad Hafeez (c Sharma b Ashwin 38) and Shahid Afridi (c Khan b Ashwin 0). Kamran (34*) and Umar Akmal were at the crease.    Mohammad Hafeez (31) Kamran Akmal (29) had earlier torn apart the Indian bowling as Pakistan (73/2 in 8 overs) scored almost nine runs an over. Pakistan, who lost two quick wickets of Imran Nazir (off Ashwin) and Nasir Jamshed (run out), were at 41/2 in 5.2 overs.  Earlier, Pakistan opened their innings on a brisk note scoring 29 runs in just three overs, with Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez holding fort.Ravichandran Ashwin and Zaheer Khan were at the receiving end of the Pakistan openers blasting them away.  Two brilliant half-centuries by batting sensation Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma powered India to 185/3 against arch-rival Pakistan in their second T20 warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo on Monday.Kohli slammed seven fours in his 75-run knock, while Sharma’s 56 was laced with six bondaries and two sixers. Kohli and Sharma are positive signs for India while Pakistan’s lack of discipline in bowling should worry them. Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal took two wickets and Umar Gul claimed one.Earlier, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat.Teams:India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Laxmipathy Balaji, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin.Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami.advertisementlast_img read more

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Plastic Policy Ban Email Established At NEPA

first_imgThe National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has established an email address, policyonplasticban@nepa.gov.jm to receive comments and queries on the recently announced ban on single-use plastic bags, Styrofoam and plastic straws, which will take effect on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The public may use this channel to submit suggestions, comments and queries. Manufacturers and other impacted stakeholders are also encouraged to use the dedicated channel to present their queries regarding the exemption application process. For more information, please contact:Public Education and Corporate Communication Branch (PECCB)National Environment and Planning AgencyTel: 876-754-7540, ext. 2437; 876 564 9397; Fax: 876-754-7596 Email: ollyvia.anderson@nepa.gov.jm  Website: www.nepa.gov.jmlast_img read more

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Fired ballet staffer Bruce Monk now at Ballet Victoria

first_img Login/Register With: Doucet told CBC in an email she was feeling “shock and disbelief, and fear for the women who were now working with him,” when she found out Monk was with the ballet.Monk, a renowned photographer, was the subject of a Winnipeg police investigation after multiple women came forward to the media and police alleging he took nude photos of them while they were dancers at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.Sarah Doucet told CBC in an email she was feeling ‘shock and disbelief,’ after seeing a photo of Monk on Ballet Victoria’s Facebook page. (Wally Santana/Associated Press)Police investigated but never charged Monk. At the time, Manitoba Justice said the Crown reviewed the case and recommended against charges because a conviction was unlikely. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet fired him in 2015. He declined an interview request through his lawyer for this story.READ MORE Twitter A Winnipeg ballet instructor who was fired after former students came forward accusing him of taking nude photos of them has been doing volunteer and contract work at a ballet company in B.C.Bruce Monk is living in Victoria, where CBC News has learned he actively volunteers and does contracts for Ballet Victoria.“I was shocked,” said Sarah Doucet, a former student of Monk’s who contacted the ballet earlier this year after seeing a photo of Monk on the company’s Facebook page. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Bruce Monk is living in Victoria, where CBC News has learned he actively volunteers and does contracts for Ballet Victoria. (CBC) Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Cabinet ministers meet with Mexican presidentelect in shadow of trade spat

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s foreign affairs minister says a meeting with Mexico’s president-elect has cleared the haze about diving back into free trade talks between Canada, the United States and Mexico.The meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and International Trade Minister Jim Carr with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador came one day before his representatives travel to the U.S. to talk to American trade negotiators and in the shadow of a simmering trade war with the Trump administration.Freeland spoke in broad, largely positive terms about the meeting with the 64-year-old political veteran, but wouldn’t detail what he told Canadian officials. Freeland said she was “hopeful” NAFTA talks could hit high gear now that she gauged the policy pulse of Canada’s new political neighbour in North America.“It was important to meet with the president-elect and with his team to understand their position so we really knew where Mexico was,” she said in a conference call from Mexico City.“We have a clear understanding now and we certainly are very committed to moving forward as quickly as we can.”Lopez Obrador and his top officials have said they back the North American Free Trade Agreement, emphasizing that talks about North American trade must involve all three countries — eschewing the idea of a one-on-one deal with the Americans.Lopez Obrador, who goes by the nickname AMLO, is “astute enough to recognize that Trump is playing a game and trying to divide and conquer his two NAFTA allies,” said Laura Macdonald, an expert on Mexican politics from Carleton University in Ottawa.But, she cautioned, “we never know.”Carlo Dade, an expert on Latin American politics from the Canada West Foundation, said the uncertainty around trade pacts in North America as well as with Pacific Rim countries means Canadian politicians need to build up a personal relationship with Lopez Obrador, something which can often get overlooked.“There’s an expression in Spanish: ‘hasta en la sopa’ — even in the soup. It’s when you keep running into someone every time you turn around and that, I think, could potentially be us and Mexico at the trade table.”NAFTA negotiations were paused in late spring because of the July 1 Mexican presidential election that Lopez Obrador won with a majority of the popular vote. He assumes office in December.Trump viewed Lopez Obrador’s victory at the national and state levels as a symbol of political strength, and that’s a significant factor in the relationship between the two men, said Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center.“Trump sees AMLO as a strong leader, as a legitimate leader, somebody to be taken seriously. He didn’t always see (outgoing Mexican President) Enrique Pena Nieto in that way,” Wood said.In a letter to Trump earlier this month, Lopez Obrador called for talks between all three countries to avoid prolonged trade uncertainty that could damage economies. Trump’s reply to Mexico said such a deal would help both countries, “but only if it can go quickly, because otherwise I must go a much different route.”A number of issues remain unresolved in the talks, including U.S. demands for changes to rules of origin for automobiles, a five-year sunset clause for a new pact and demands for Mexico to quickly hike wages.Macdonald said immediately raising auto worker wages in Mexico — Trump argues low labour costs siphon American jobs — would shutter plants. But Lopez Obrador’s vow to improve wages may help negotiators get past the thorny issue, Macdonald said.The five-year review is more problematic and Freeland said Canada’s opposition to it has stiffened throughout the talks.In the meantime, Trump is considering imposing a 25 per cent tariff on auto imports that Republican lawmakers, industry — although his own administration officials warn that such a step could kneecap the American economy.The World Trade Organization said in a report Wednesday that the proliferation of tariffs by the United States, Canada, Mexico and the European Union among others “could place economic recovery in jeopardy.”— Follow @jpress on Twitter.last_img read more