Slaven Bilic critical of West Ham showing at Tottenham

first_img Slaven Bilic’s West Brom are set to face Nottingham Forest getty West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has described his side’s performance in the 4-1 defeat at Spurs as a ‘shock’.Bilic’s Hammers have beaten Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City already away from home this season but they were a pale shadow of the team that managed those dangerous and disciplined displays.It was against a Spurs side who are now unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League fixtures.Belgian centre-back Toby Alderweireld’s first-half header was sandwiched between Harry Kane’s double, with a late Kyle Walker beauty capping off the rout before the visitors’ Manuel Lanzini netted an even later consolation.Defensive errors continually put Slaven Bilic’s side in trouble at White Hart Lane and, now sitting sixth, they will need to rediscover their resilience if they are to remain in the European places.“A surprise is a word for something good – it was a shock. We deserved to lose 4-1,” Bilic said.“I thought we could come back in the second half because we created some good stuff but after the third goal, it just killed the game and to be fair after that it was all them.“We played really bad but we have to admit they played a really good game of football.“They were quicker than us, physically stronger than us, they grew in confidence and they were skilful also. No excuses, they were much better.”center_img 1last_img read more

Rafa Benitez to remain as Real Madrid manager, Florentino Perez confirms

first_img1 Rafa Benitez will remain as manager of Real Madrid and is the ‘chosen one’, club president Florentino Perez has announced.Madrid had called a press conference on Monday following a board meeting to dissect the humbling 4-0 defeat to Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Saturday evening.There had been speculation that after falling-outs with players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Perez would remove Benitez from his role, despite only appointing the former Liverpool boss in the summer.Following the weekend’s defeat, Madrid sit in third place, six points adrift of Barcelona at the top of the league.Perez said: “We have had a board meeting and analysed the sporting situation at Real Madrid. Rafa has all our support and all our confidence.“Rafa Benítez has all the ability and has only just started his job here. Let him keep working and he will achieve his objectives.“We had a very bad match, these things happen, but it wasn’t for a lack of attitude.“We are convinced that we have a great squad that will give much happiness to a fanbase that deserves everything. Rafa Benítez is the chosen one to bring success to this squad that since January has struggled. Now more than ever he needs the support of all of our followers.”When asked whether sacking Benitez was ever discussed, Perez responded: “I just said that. No one in the board has ever suggested that. We have unanimity. We have to let him work. Some players have been two months without playing; they need time. We need time for the team to work the way we would like.” Rafa Benitez last_img read more

Twelve passengers taken off jetliner

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) – Dutch F-16s escorted a Northwest Airlines flight bound for India back to an airport here Wednesday after the pilot radioed for help, and police arrested 12 passengers who had aroused suspicions, authorities said. Police spokesman Rob Staenacker said he could not disclose their nationalities or the nature of the suspicions against them, only that “12 people have been arrested.” An American passenger, who identified herself only as Alpa, told AP Television News she saw about a dozen people taken off the plane in handcuffs. While Flight NO0042 to Bombay was over German airspace shortly after takeoff, the pilot radioed for permission to return to Schiphol Airport and asked for an escort of jet fighters because some of the passengers were acting suspiciously, the Defense Ministry said. “A number of them behaved, in the opinion of the crew, in a suspicious manner,” said the ministry. “As a result, the captain asked to return to Schiphol.” A U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, said crew members and air marshals observed the passengers trying to use cell phones and passing them among themselves while the airliner was taking off. “It was behavior that average passengers wouldn’t do,” the official said. The DC-10 was escorted back to Schiphol by two F-16s scrambled from a northern military airfield, the Defense Ministry said. Routine security measures were swiftly put into place. The plane was carrying 149 passengers, when it turned around after crossing the German border. A Northwest DC-10 has a normal seating capacity of 273. The Dutch National Terrorism Coordinator’s Office was informed, but said there was no reason to raise the national threat level, spokeswoman Judith Sluiter said. The flight was canceled until Thursday, and the passengers were put up in hotels, Northwest said. “It is the same as it was before – light threat,” said Sluiter. Like airports around the world, Schiphol raised the level of security two weeks ago when British police announced they had uncovered a plot to blow up several U.S.-bound commercial jetliners, but Kuypers said threat levels had returned to normal. Several alerts have been sounded since the terrorism plot was outlined in London. On Friday, a British plane made an emergency landing in southern Italy after a bomb scare, and the U.S. Air Force scrambled jets to escort a United Airlines flight from London to Washington as it was diverted to Boston. Wednesday’s security alert was the first at Amsterdam’s international airport since September, when a British Airways flight returned in similar circumstances. It turned out to be a false alarm.last_img read more

Replays clear up if Salah was offside for Liverpool’s winner against Spurs

first_img no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card But Liverpool fans will argue Harry Kane played a moving ball in the build up to the equaliser on Sunday, levelling out the decision somewhat.Regardless of who takes the title this season, there are sure to be plenty more twists and turns. The ‘Egyptian King’ may be on the longest goalscoring drought of his Liverpool career, but played a huge part in keeping their title hopes alive in a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tottenham.It appeared Jurgen Klopp’s side were about to hand the initiative to Manchester City after Lucas Moura cancelled out Roberto Firmino’s first-half header, leaving the Reds level on 77 points but significantly behind on goal difference.However, Salah – now eight matches without finding the net – popped up at the far post to head goalwards; Hugo Lloris could only palm out weakly and Toby Alderweireld got himself in an horrendous mess to divert it back past his goalkeeper in the 90th minute.But, as Trent Alexander-Arnold floated his cross into the back stick, the 26-year-old was afforded so much time and space that fans were questioning if the goal should have stood or not. As replays proved, Salah was NOT offside for Liverpool’s winner shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury gameday cracker REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Thanks to replays, the confusion can be easily alleviated as it is clear the former Chelsea winger was clearly ONSIDE when the ball was played before meeting the ball with his head.Jurgen Klopp’s side have, at times this season, appeared to ride their luck with decisions by officials.Salah himself was widely condemned by fans on social media for appearing to go to ground too easily against Newcastle United at home.And then, against West Ham United, James Milner was clearly offside in the build-up to the Reds’ opener at London Stadium. 3 huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool’s winner against Tottenham Hotspur was met with sheer joy and elation from those in red on Merseyside.However, there were large numbers of supporters who were left confused and questioned if Mohamed Salah was offside or not. tense The linesman failed to spot Milner clearly in an offside position Mohamed Salah celebrates as the ball trickles into the back of the net Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 3last_img read more

James Tavernier thanks Gerrard for keeping faith in him

first_imgRangers captain James Tavernier revealed the backing of Steven Gerrard during recent fans’ criticism had lifted a weight from his shoulders. The 28-year-old right-back had been scrutinised for recent performances and it heightened when he missed another penalty in the 2-1 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Motherwell at Ibrox on Sunday, his third from five attempts this season. Gerrard called for the Rangers supporters to get behind their skipper which they did with gusto in the 4-0 win over Ross County in Dingwall on Wednesday night. Tavernier was speaking at a Betfred Cup media conference at Hampden Park ahead of the semi-final against Hearts on Sunday and he was coy about whether or not he was still on penalty duties. He said: “We will have to see if one comes in the next game. But yes, I am definitely confident to take another penalty.” However, he was clearer about what the support of his manager meant to him. “I had a quiet chat with the gaffer.“He has my back and so do the staff and all the players are right behind me. It takes a bit of a weight off your shoulders. “You know you have the full backing of the staff, you don’t have to worry too much. You can just go out there and express yourself. “It is a great showing by the fans last night singing my name so it was good. It’s part of the game, you will have ups and downs. “I believe in myself and the character I am to bounce back if I do dip in form. I will use it to motivate me even more to work harder and perform better. “I totally agree with what’s been said but I am strong enough to come back.” On the penalty issue, which has been the focus of debate among the Rangers supporters, he said: “I still believe in my ability. I believe in myself and I believe in my quality and I’m always confident to step up.” Tavernier also insisted that Hearts’ decision to sack manager Craig Levein will have little bearing on Sunday’s game. He said: “They have the same players. As a player you just want to win the next games so I wouldn’t have thought anything would change in their minds. “They are one game away from a final so they will have that in the back of their minds so we will have to wait and see. “It doesn’t really affect us too much. You can get teams that respond really well from people being sacked.“It’s obviously not great news but we know it is going to be a tough game this weekend. “They put in a tough game against us at Tynecastle but if we deliver the same performance as we did last night we will have a really good foothold in the game.”last_img read more

Jackson County Inmate Roster – 10-20-19

first_imgInmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. Lee, Franklin E View Profile >>> Booking Date:10-20-2019 – 5:49 am View Profile >>> Charges: Release Date:10-19-2019 – 2:23 pm Charges:35-44.1-2-9(a) Failure to Appear felony charg Booking #:100922 Booking Date:10-19-2019 – 1:48 pm Waldeyer, Theodor J View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking #:102429 Bond:No Bond Bond:No Bond Booking #:102433 Strong, Russell D Bond:No Bond Bond:No Bond Cockerham, Jody A Booking Date:10-20-2019 – 1:55 am Booking Date:10-19-2019 – 9:20 pm Charges:35-48-4-3.3 Poss of Para , non prior35-47-2-1 Carry Unlawf Handgun Booking #:102435 View Profile >>> Bond:No Bond Booking #:102440 Booking Date:10-19-2019 – 8:30 pm Bond:No Bond Burgos-Gomez, Nelson Charges:35-48-4-6 Possession Cocaine or Narcotic16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe35-44.1-3-1(a) Resisting Law Enforcement7.1-5-1-3 Public Intoxication Charges:35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant Release Date:10-19-2019 – 5:23 pm Charges:9-24-19-2 DWS- Prior Unrelated Violation35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant Poore, Terry D Bond:No Bond Charges:9-30-5-4 Operating Vehicle Intox/Injury9-30-5-1(b) BAC .15% or greater Booking #:102436 Bond:No Bond Booking Date:10-18-2019 – 11:13 pm Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> Bond:No Bond Booking Date:10-19-2019 – 5:07 pm Loudermilk, Anthony R Booking Date:10-19-2019 – 9:20 pm Charges: Bond:No Bond Booking Date:10-20-2019 – 12:31 amcenter_img Cockerham, Jody A Booking #:102436 View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking Date:09-26-2019 – 6:36 pm View Profile >>> Kassem, Carla M Booking Date:04-22-2019 – 3:19 pm View Profile >>> Charges:35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant35-43-2-1-1(1) Burglary of a dwelling9-24-18-1 Never Receiving Driver License35-43-2-2 Criminal Trespass35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia35-43-2-1.5 Residential Entry35-43-4-2.5(b) Auto Theft35-44.1-3-1(b1) Resist LE w/dw w/veh w/risk35-44.1-3-1(a) Resisting Law Enforcement35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant35-42-5-1 Robbery9-26-1-2 Leaving the Scene-Property Dam Bond:$705 Charges:35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult)35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult) Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Bond:No Bond Booking #:102430 Booking #:102431 View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Charges:35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant Charges:1 Serve Time Circut Court Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox9-30-5-1(b) BAC .15% or greater Booking Date:03-12-2019 – 4:34 pm Release Date:10-19-2019 – 9:08 pm Wilson, Cody A Charges: Burton, William J Charges:35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant35-44.1-3-1(a) Resisting Law Enforcement Booking #:102434 Trotter, Melissa B Booking Date:10-19-2019 – 5:45 am Snyder, Lakota K View Profile >>> Booking #:101153 Booking #:102432 Release Date:10-20-2019 – 3:08 am Booking #:102268 Release Date:10-19-2019 – 3:38 pm View Profile >>> Release Date:10-19-2019 – 9:08 pm Bond:$4005 Wagaman, Michael Booking #:102437 Booking #:102438 Swindell, Chris J Booking Date:10-19-2019 – 7:44 pm Bond:No Bond Booking Date:10-19-2019 – 8:14 pm View Profile >>>last_img read more

Landmark Donegal hotel fails to attract buyer at auction

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known hotels has failed to find a new owner at auction.An Ostan, Gaoth Dobhair, went under the hammer at at AllSops auction in Dublin with a knock-down reserve price of €590,000.However, the hotel failed to attract any bidders. The 32 bedroom hotel, which has its own leisure centre, sits on a stunning site of 76 acres at Bunbeg.The property also comes with 6 holiday apartments overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean.When it was opened the hotel was a hugely popular venue for weddings and other functions because of its stunning location.There were hopes that if the hotel is re-opened, it would bring a much-needed jobs boost back into the area. Landmark Donegal hotel fails to attract buyer at auction was last modified: December 14th, 2016 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

Respected late Councillor Culbert to be honoured in naming of new car park

first_imgA new car park in Letterkenny will be named after the well-respected Town Councillor Tadhg Culbert, who died in 2013.The High Road car park, located in the place of the old Fire Station, is to be named the Tadhg Culbert Car Park.The motion was proposed by Councillor Ciaran Brogan, who said that it is a fitting tribute to his memory and his family. The high road was a location very close to the heart of the late councillor, where he spent many years of his life. The proposal was welcomed by all members of the Letterkenny Municipal District Council.Tadhg Culbert was a Tipperary native who came to Letterkenny in the 1970s and worked in the Post Office. He was first elected to the Town Council in 1985 and was appointed twice to the role of chairman. He was also elected as mayor of Letterkenny in 2010.Mr Culbert was deeply involved in his community and a proud supporter of Donegal football and Tipperary hurling. He was a member of the Letterkenny Rovers committee and involved in St. Eunan’s GAA club.  Respected late Councillor Culbert to be honoured in naming of new car park was last modified: March 10th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:car parkcouncilletterkennyTown Councillor Tadhg culbertlast_img read more

Helping young people beat drug abuse

first_img6 June 2013 Young people in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria learned about the effects of alcohol and drug abuse as the Department of Trade and Industry’s National Liquor Authority kicked off its Youth Month campaign on Wednesday. Youngsters from Mamelodi and its surrounds came out in their numbers to learn about the opportunities available to help them turn their lives around in a positive manner. Those who attended the session were given an opportunity to interact with officials from the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the Gauteng Liquor Board, who emphasised the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. They were advised on how to use their skills so to participate in the economy by creating their own employment. Alternatives like the formation of cooperatives and the formalisation and registration of businesses were presented to the young people by the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC). The DTI said the campaign aimed to encourage young people to use their time and energy to grapple constructively with the challenges that they face, such as unemployment and HIV/Aids The Liquor Act of 2003, which is administered by the National Liquor Authority (NLA), requires the department to take steps to reduce the socio-economic costs of alcohol abuse in the country. The Act also requires the NLA to promote the development of a sustainable liquor industry in a manner that instils the ethos of social responsibility. Source: read more

South Africa is ready for investment, says Ramathlodi

first_img10 February 2015South Africa’s government is committed to expanding its mining industry, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi told the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Tuesday.“South Africa is ready for investment,” Ramathlodi told the conference. “We are leaving no stone unturned in providing a stable environment for investment.”South Africa is the world’s largest producer of platinum and the seventh largest producer of coal.After his address to the conference, attended by 7 000 of the world’s mining executives and stakeholders, the minister joined Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and other high-level panelists at an “investment dialogue”.Hosted by Brand South Africa, the panel focused on ways to drive competitiveness of South Africa’s mining sector.Emphasising the need to establish regulatory stability, Ramathlodi said the government was working with speed to finalise amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill.In January, President Jacob Zuma returned proposed changes to the 2002 Act back to the National Assembly on the grounds that they may violate the Constitution.DiversificationTrade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said diversification was key for African markets – including South Africa – if they were to achieve growth.“If we are to create a boom for mining, we must create a demand from Africa as well,” Davies said.There are “inherent competitive qualities” in the minerals chain, which South Africa must harness, he said. “We must use our minerals in a way that benefits African economies.”The government has invested heavily in developing minerals beneficiation projects, including using platinum to develop fuel cells and a project that turns mineral sands into titanium powder. “We are ready to rock and roll on this,” the minister said.Davies said a process was already under way to align charters and codes. The government would soon create the post of a commissioner to enforce Black Economic Empowerment regulations – and prevent “fronting”, where BEE points are being claimed but the processes are not implemented.EnergyThe government would also move “with speed” to tackle energy constraints currently affecting the country.Davies said he was confident that the energy war room would tackle the country’s energy problems, with maintenance of the infrastructure high on the agenda.The government was also conducting a “significant” build of energy-generating resources. Medupi power station, for example, would generate more electricty than Nigeria once it came online, Davies said.Mike Teke of the Chamber of Mines said the industry was committed to delivery – especially on the social and labour fronts. “We have seen great successes, but there is room for improvement,” he said.To solve labour issues and to avoid a repetition of the protracted and violent strikes that have crimped growth in the industry would require all parties to work together.“We all need one another – mining, regulator, trade unions, mine bosses,” Peter Bailey of the National Union of Mineworkers said. “We must do things differently . If we take hands, we all have a responsibility to ensure this industry remains a sunrise industry rather than a sunset industry.”Gideon du Plessis of the union Solidarity told the audience that “the time for mining is now”.“We must make progress,” he said. “This is a promising country. And a promising industry.”The Mining Indaba is an important event for Cape Town, bringing more than R500- million in direct revenue to the city over the past eight years, creating 4 500 direct and indirect jobs and selling 20 000 hotel nights.Follow Mining Indaba on Twitter via the hashtag #MiningIndabaSAinfo reporterlast_img read more