Share on: WhatsApp Rob Holding out for seasonLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal defender Rob Holding is set to miss the rest of the season after the Premier League club on Friday announced he had sustained cruciate ligament damage.The 23-year-old suffered the knee injury during the first half of Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, which left Unai Emery’s side fifth in the table.“Further to the injury sustained during our match at Manchester United on Wednesday night, we can confirm that Rob Holding has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee,” said a statement on arsenal.com.“Rob will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days. The rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months.“Everyone at the club will now be working as hard as we can to ensure Rob is back on the pitch as soon as possible.”Holding began his career with Bolton before joining Arsenal as a 20-year-old in 2016. He has been a consistent member of the Gunners’ back four under Emery this season, starting 15 games. The defender wrote on Twitter: “Just want to say a big thank you to all the fans, players and staff members for the support during the past couple of days. Gutted to get injured during a strong period for the team.”Emery tweeted: “We’re having a good week even if it’s being tough because of the injuries -you’ll get well soon and stronger Rob!-, but now let’s keep going forward and focused on @htafcdotcom to make it a great week end. Together we are stronger… @Arsenal !”
With Hurricane Dorian affecting Florida in the coming days, cell phone providers have announced plans to make it easier to communicate before, during and after the storm.Beginning Monday, September 2 through September 9, Verizon is providing unlimited calling, texting and data to customers who are in Dorian’s path.AT&T is waiving data overages in affected areas from Monday, September 2 through September 8.Sprint is also waiving text and data charges, as well as overage charges, from September 2 through 8.T-Mobile issued a statement reminding customers that if they have Magenta, T-Mobile One or Simple Choice plans, they always have unlimited talk, text and data capability. In addition, customers with T-Mobile Metro have unlimited talk and text on all plans.
Commonwealth Youth Games champion, Junelle Bromfield, will run her first 400-metre hurdles race of the 2016 season at this weekend’s Carifta trials.Bromfield has performed well in the 400 and 800 metres, but hasn’t yet contested a hurdles race. The St Elizabeth Technical High School standout is nevertheless optimistic.With ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships just around the corner, the trials present a final opportunity for the World Youth Championship finalist to get some race preparation in time.”I’m planning to redeem myself from the disappointment in World Youth, so that’s the aim,” said Bromfield last week in reference to her seventh place finish at that meet in Cali, Colombia.”I’ve been working on my technique very much,” the Reynaldo Walcott-coached athlete offered. “I haven’t done any hurdles races this season, but you’ll see me in one very soon.”Asked whether this would be the trials, she answered, “Yes.”She has the fastest times by a Jamaican schoolgirl in the 400 52.43 seconds and the 800 metres two minutes 07.37 seconds. However, after stopping at the first hurdle in the heats at last year’s Boys and Girls’ Champs, she went on to great things.Bromfield set a personal best of 58.07 seconds at the National Junior Championships, with success at the Commonwealth Youth Games to follow.The fastest Jamaican junior in the event this year is Shannon Kalawan of Edwin Allen High. The diminutive Kalawan won the Central Championships title in 57.20 seconds.Bromfield, Kalawan and the rest of the nation’s best Under-20 athletes will compete for places on this year’s Carifta team at the National Stadium on March 5 and 6.
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson If F2 Logistics prevails, it will still take on Iriga City in the quarterfinals.The hard-luck HD Spikers, meanwhile, will lose local leaders Jovelyn Gonzaga (knee injury) and Rachel Anne Daquis (dengue) when they collide with the also-ran Tigresses.Cignal may end up at the No. 4 position and will likely face either Cocolife, Sta. Lucia Realty or Generika-Ayala in the quarterfinal round.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jeremy Lin to rebuild body ‘from the ground up’ in season-long rehab The Cargo Movers, who had never yielded a single set until the Tornadoes crushed them in five frames, will hold superior quotient over everybody should they win against the Oragons.But Iriga City, armed with a 2-5 record and a nothing-much-to-lose attitude, is expected to go all out in the 6 p.m. match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We will just go out there and play, we have nothing to lose,” said Iriga City coach Parley Tupaz. “We will play our best and try to score an upset.”The Oragons will bank on towering spiker Tamara Kmezic of Serbia and Sama Miyagawa of Japan. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 F2 Logistics hopes to formally clinch the top spot when it takes on lowly Iriga City while depleted Cignal clashes with winless Victoria Sports-University of Santo Tomas Saturday in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.Stung by Foton last Saturday, F2 Logistics is looking to redeem itself and become the No. 1 squad in the knockout quarterfinals which begins on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Paul George explodes for 35 as Thunder clobber Knicks Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “Rob is amazing on defense — he’s everywhere,” said Wiggins, who praised both his new teammates. “They fit in perfectly.”Saric came off the bench to contribute nine points and three boards in 20 minutes.“The last few days feel very short to me, but at the end of the day, this is basketball,” Saric said. “It was very pleasurable to be on the court. We played team basketball. I think we had 29 assists — that’s a pretty good number. It’s just the beginning. I hope we still continue to play like this every game.”TIP-INSPelicans: C Nikola Mirotic returned after missing two games with a right ankle sprain. He had 16 points and 10 boards. … Gentry said point guard Elfrid Payton is close to returning from his own right ankle sprain, but he sat out his ninth straight game.Timberwolves: The win was Minnesota’s fifth straight against New Orleans. … G Derrick Rose (left knee soreness) did not dress after playing 39 minutes Monday in the win over Brooklyn. Rose is averaging 19.2 points and 4.8 assists per game this season. … Teague played for the second time in three days after missing six games with a bruised left knee.UP NEXTPelicans: Host the New York Knicks on Friday night.Timberwolves: Host the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum New Orleans Pelicans’ E’Twaun Moore, left, drives on Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 107-100. Moore led the Pelicans with 31 points. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins are the main men in Minnesota again, and on Wednesday night they gave the Timberwolves exactly what they needed for a big win.Towns had 25 points and 16 rebounds, Wiggins scored 23 and Minnesota improved to 2-0 since trading Jimmy Butler with a 107-100 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Wiggins, who helped put the game away with an electrifying dunk in the final two minutes, acknowledged Butler’s contributions, but also seemed to accept the higher expectations as the Wolves move forward without him.“Whoever’s on the floor has to step it up,” Wiggins said. “When Jimmy was here, Jimmy was a good player — that’s proven. Now it’s up to us to close out games.”E’Twaun Moore scored a season-high 31 and Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans, who fell behind by 21 early in the second quarter.New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said he warned his team to be ready to face an opponent that was especially hungry.“You’ve got prideful guys on (the Timberwolves), and they want to show the world that they’re pretty good in their own right,” Gentry said. “I thought they were going to come out and play with that intensity level, and they did, and we did not match that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Pelicans chipped away, cutting their deficit to 13 at halftime and just four going into the fourth quarter. The Timberwolves scored the first seven points of the period to stretch their lead to 92-81, but New Orleans responded with a 15-2 run to take its first lead of the game on a 12-foot jumper by Jrue Holiday.Wiggins’ 3-pointer put the Wolves back on top and Towns followed with a three-point play to give Minnesota some breathing room.Then with 2 minutes to go, Towns made the play of the game. Playing with five fouls, he blocked Davis’ layup attempt and fed Wiggins on the other end for a thunderous dunk. Wiggins was fouled as well, and his free throw put Minnesota up 105-98.“You can’t worry about five fouls with the game in the balance,” Towns said. “You’ve got to find a way to not foul, have good fundamentals, but also find a way to make stops and make plays.”It was exactly what Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau had in mind as he envisioned his two former No. 1 picks leading the Wolves into the future.“Those are tough plays. Those are winning plays,” Thibodeau said. “I want them to continue to grow. There’s a challenge for them to continue to get better. We talked about, one game doesn’t mean you have it all figured out. Just come in tomorrow, be hungry to improve, and then be ready to play.”WELCOME TO TOWNThe game was Minnesota’s first with forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric, who came over from Philadelphia with injured guard Jerryd Bayless in the Butler trade.The deal was completed Monday, meaning Covington and Saric did not join their new teammates in time for the Timberwolves’ 120-113 victory over Brooklyn that night.Covington started Wednesday, scoring 13 points and grabbing seven rebounds. He drained a pair of long, catch-and-shoot 3s in the third quarter as the Timberwolves were trying to hold off the Pelicans’ comeback. He also chipped in two steals and a blocked shot. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Jeff Teague added 14 points and 14 assists for the Timberwolves, who shipped their disgruntled star to Philadelphia this week.The Wolves had acquired Butler in part to take some pressure off Towns and Wiggins, the talented but young faces of the franchise. Butler was a take-charge player, often dominating the ball in the fourth quarter, perhaps to the detriment of the growth of Towns and Wiggins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNow that Butler is gone after one-plus season, the Timberwolves have to find a new way to play. For two nights, at least, they seem to have figured out a formula for success.“We were just playing together,” Towns said. “We did a great job getting the ball around, getting everyone involved. It was just about having fun and playing with love and enthusiasm.” View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has agreed to random testing of the bauxite that is being shipped out of Guyana that would dispel the misconceptions of residents of Linden.Minister Trotman appeared before the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Wednesday, along with heads of the agencies from his Ministry to answer questions posed by Committee members.He was briefed about the Committee’s findings during a recent outreach to Councillors and residents of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and to bauxite companies Bosai and Rusal.The Committee met with Councillors from Linden last week where they learned that residents were very sceptical about the quality of the ore being shipped.Chairman of the Committee, Odinga Lumumba, questioned how often the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) tests the ore at the bauxite plant. He was particularly referring to the Bosai plant in the heart of Linden.Acting Commissioner of the GGMC, Newell Dennison told the Committee that while the GGMC fully inspects the operations quarterly; testing of the ore was not done. Lumumba then recommended that random sampling should be done.“It is something we will consider. I think it is important from time to time to do random sampling of the water, of the air quality, of the ore. I see nothing wrong with it,” Trotman acceded and added, “I have confidence in the GGMC to carry out the monitoring.”Addressing the general misconception of Linden residents that minerals beside bauxite were being shipped out of the country, Trotman said he will ask the GGMC to look into their concern. “We are not in any way dismissing what we’ve heard, we will make some checks,” Trotman noted.The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Chance (APNU/AFC) Member of Parliament and committee member Audwin Rutherford told the Minister that it is only, “fair to just let people know what is going on.” If the Ministry through its regulatory agency GGMC, “updates the community of Linden as to production figures for different quality of bauxite” then the misconceptions will be displaced, Rutherford noted.Meanwhile, the dispute between workers and the bauxite companies was also raised with the minister. Trotman advised the committee that it is best to let the Social Protection Ministry address all labour matters.At Rusal, the Committee heard concerns for the recognition of a union for workers. Over at Bosai, the Committee was updated on the salary dispute between the company and the workers’ union.As for the issue of tax-free overtime, Trotman said he will raise the concern with Finance Minister Winston Jordan. Councillors indicated that while Government had announced the restoration of this benefit last year, it is still to take effect.Minister Trotman informed the Committee that during the month of August, agencies from the Natural Resources Ministry will conduct outreaches in Region 10. The team will meet with residents and companies in the natural resources sector, to get “a sense of what is happening”. The Minister then extended an invitation to the Committee for the outreach.
…pensioner insists she met her requirements A Number 40 Village, Berbice woman was denied her pension from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), after being short of the intended target by $1000, which is equivalent to two contributions.Guyana Times understands that Ingrid Arthur, who was employed by a State institution is now 61 years of age, having worked from 1997 to 2014. After Arthur was laid off, she received a correspondence from the NIS office, where it was confirmed that her contributions were intact. In fact, she was required to make 750 contributions but made 752 instead, which qualified her to be paid her monthly pension.However, six months prior to her 60th birthday, she received another contribution statement which showed that she made 748 contributions to the Scheme, having a shortfall of two contributions.Speaking with this publication, a close associate of the woman, Patrick Hamilton, said that the situation regarding Arthur is “outrageous”.“She worked from 1997 to 2014. She had received a document which said that she reached the contribution in 2014. Then last year, I don’t know how they revise it and told her that she was short by just $1000. It’s the same people that check and verify in the first instance. When you look at the calculation, its two contributions that she is short by.”He stated that NIS offered the woman a payout of $100,000 by having her sign a document. However, she rejected the offer. The woman is standing by the first calculation sent to her by NIS.“They offered her a $100,000 payout but she didn’t take the money. She wanted to know what was going on,” he stated. The woman has been unable to get any proper explanation from NIS. This newspaper’s call to senior officials at NIS went unanswered.In the last financial statement issued by NIS, it had shown a deficit of over $800 million. Since the dismissal of thousands of sugar workers and the firing of about 2000 Amerindian Community Support Officers (CSOs), financial analysts have outlined worry about the financial status of NIS.
However, they were made to rue a host of missed chances before and after Alexandre Lacazette headed them in front on the hour mark.Atletico coach Diego Simeone was also sent to the stands shortly after Vrsaljko’s dismissal, but the Spaniards resisted manfully and pounced when their chance came as Antoine Griezmann prodded home a vital away goal eight minutes from time.Arsenal now need to become the first away team to score in 12 matches at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium next week if Wenger’s last game in charge is to be the final in his homeland in Lyon on May 16.Moreover, Arsenal’s hopes of Champions League football next season also hang on becoming the first side other than Real Madrid to eliminate Atletico from Europe for five seasons.There was a far more highly-charged atmosphere for Wenger’s penultimate home game in charge than there had been for last weekend’s game against West Ham United.And the hosts were given plenty of encouragement early on, even when still up against Atletico’s full complement.Lacazette volleyed off the outside of the post and forced Jan Oblak into the first of a series of fine saves with a header from close range.Vrsaljko had been booked within two minutes for bringing down Jack Wilshere.And the Croatian left his side a man light after just 10 minutes when French referee Clement Turpin showed no leniency for another late challenge on Lacazette.Moments later, Simeone was also dismissed by the officious referee for taking his protests too far when an Arsenal player wasn’t booked for what he thought was a similar foul.– Griezmann grabs equaliser –Antoine Griezmann celebrates his late goal for Atletico© AFP Adrian DENNISAtletico’s excellent defensive record is what has carried them to five European semi-finals in seven seasons under Simeone.The visitors battened down the hatches with 10 men, but were reliant on Oblak to keep them in the tie.Wilshere headed straight at Oblak when unmarked at the back post at the end of a flowing Arsenal move.And the Slovenian then spread himself well with an outstretched leg to deny Danny Welbeck.Having weathered the Gunners’ early storm, Atletico only began to threaten themselves late in the first half and David Ospina had to be alert to parry a fiercely struck Griezmann shot following a fine run from Thomas Partey.Atletico retreated ever deeper towards their own goal after the break and were finally punished on the hour mark when Wilshere’s deep cross found Lacazette rising above Lucas Hernandez to head in his seventh goal in seven games.However, the French international and Arsenal could have had more.Laczette’s dangerous ball across goal found no takers before he headed another good opportunity wide.And Arsenal paid heavily for their profligacy, and some comical defending, when Atletico grabbed a vital away goal on 82 minutes.Griezmann outmuscled French international team-mate Laurent Koscielny and then benefited from a slip by Shkodran Mustafi after his initial effort had been saved by Ospina to prod his 27th goal of the season into the roof of the net.There was still time for Oblak to show why Griezmann isn’t the only Atletico player wanted by Europe’s elite with a spectacular one-handed save to turn Aaron Ramsey’s header behind and keep Los Rojiblancos on course for another European final.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal in front but could only look on in frustration as 10-man Atletico Madrid came back to snatch a 1-1 draw© IKIMAGES/AFP Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 27 – Arsenal’s hopes of sending outgoing manager Arsene Wenger off with a trophy suffered a major blow as they could only draw 1-1 with 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.The Gunners played with an extra man for over 80 minutes at the Emirates Stadium, with Sime Vrsaljko’s early red card handing them the initiative.
5 5 5 5 Liverpool v Real Madrid in the Champions League is live with exclusive commentary on talkSPORT on Wednesday 22 October 2014. Find out how to listen, here.Much has been made of Liverpool’s impressive record against Real Madrid in their previous meetings, but the Reds’ results against Spanish opposition at Anfield has been more of a mixed bag throughout their history in European competition…Liverpool’s record at Anfield v Spanish teams (correct prior to the Real Madrid match on 22 October 2014)Played 15Won 5Drawn 6Lost 5Scored 18 goalsConceded 10 goalsIn the European Cup/Champions LeaguePlayed 8Won 1Drawn 4Lost 3Scored 6 goalsConceded 6 goalsThe full list of results…2 October 1968Fairs Cup first roundLiverpool 2-1 Athletic Bilbao4 November 1975UEFA Cup second roundLiverpool 6-0 Real Sociedad 14 April 1976UEFA Cup semi-finalLiverpool 1-1 Barcelona19 October 1983European Cup second roundLiverpool 0-0 Athletic Bilbao20 October 1998UEFA Cup second roundLiverpool 0-0 Valencia8 December 1998UEFA Cup third roundLiverpool 0-1 Celta de Vigo19 April 2001UEFA Cup semi-finalLiverpool 1-0 Barcelona 20 November 2011Champions League second group stageLiverpool 1-3 Barcelona20 October 2002Champions League first group stageLiverpool 0-1 Valencia19 October 2004Champions League group stageLiverpool 0-0 Deportivo La Coruna23 November 2005Champions League group stageLiverpool 0-0 Real Betis Liverpool v Real Madrid 5 6 March 2007Champions League last 16Liverpool 0-1 Barcelona4 November 2008Champions League group stageLiverpool 1-1 Atletico Madrid10 March 2009Champions League last 16Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid29 April 2010Europa League semi-finalLiverpool 2-1 Atletico Madrid
Sinn Féin Fianance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has today branded proposed changes to doctors’ rotas for the out-of-hours NoWDOC service as ‘unsafe’.Deputy Pearse DohertyThe Donegal Deputy’s comments come after proposed changes to GP rotas reveal that Caredoc, the company which operates the service, now plan to provide no dedicated Out-of-hour ‘Red-Eye’ service from NoWDOC’s Derrybeg Unit from Monday through to Friday.“The GP rota changes propose to end having a dedicated GP in the Derrybeg Centre from one minute to midnight on Sundays until 6pm the following day, and its planned these hours will then be in effect each day right through until Fridays.” “In essence, this means that – should this revised staffing arrange take effect – there will be no dedicated Red-Eye Out-of-hours GP care in the west of the County for most of the week – these changes are extremely worrying and would be unsafe for patients.”“At present under the current rota, the centre in Derrybeg is manned by a GP during the night from midnight until 8am the next morning which means that medical care for the region is in place, however these new measures, which it’s expected will take effect from 15th June, will seriously affect patients as they will be left with no doctor in the area during the night.”“What’s worse is that this new rota has been compiled prior to mediation talks which are due to take place next week between GPs, Caredoc and an independent mediator and which were supposed to examine ways of ensuring that out-of-hours care was not scaled back.”“I am also very concerned about the future of the centre in Carndonagh as these changes could potentially be replicated there also.” “Last week when I had heard of the speculation surrounding plans to reduce the service I immediately wrote to HSE management seeking clarification on reports that schedule changes were being considered and I also urged the HSE not to reduce the service as this would have a profound impact on patient care.”“These plans raise some very serious and disturbing questions and people from the west of Donegal who should happen to become ill during the night are now facing into the unknown as to what care will be in place for them come June 15th.”“This is a very serious situation, and I am once again calling on the HSE to give a clear and resolute commitment that appropriate out-of-hour GP care will be provided for people in West Donegal.”DOHERTY LABELS PROPOSED NOWDOC CHANGES ‘UNSAFE’ was last modified: May 21st, 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:NowDocPearse DohertyRED EYE