De Bruyne wins Premier League Playmaker Award

first_imgKevin De Bruyne has won the Premier League Playmaker Award for this season with a chart-topping 16 assists in Manchester City’s title-winning campaignThe Belgian assisted Gabriel Jesus in the final moments of the club’s last league game of the season to seal a 1-0 win over Southampton and ensure that City becomes the first team in Premier League history to reach 100 points.De Bruyne has now made 16 league assists with his closest rival being his City teammate Leroy Sane on 15.“It feels good (to have won the Playmaker Award). It means I have done a good job,” the 27-year-old told the club website.“I’m a creator and I try to create chances for my teammates. If they score, I get the assist and I look good!.”The midfielder is now aiming to continue his outstanding form in this summer’s World Cup with Belgium hoping to build on their strong showing in the previous tournament in Brazil.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We’ve got four or five days off and then we start preparing for the World Cup,” he continued.“There is no rush – we have got enough time to prepare mentally and physically, although physically I am alright anyway.“I’ll take my time and make sure I’m ready for the middle of June.“The aim is always to do better and try to win it. There are ten or 15 teams who go there to win it and only one can so it’s very difficult.“We’ll prepare ourselves to be in the best form possible and see what happens.”last_img read more

How Fabian Delph persuaded Guardiola to be part of his plans

first_imgThe former Leeds and Aston Villa player Fabian Delph said his diet helped him to cut out the muscle injuries that had dogged his career. It also helped him persuade Guardiola to make him part of his plans despite his major overhaul of the City squad.He also admits he is one of the best examples of a player who has benefited from Guardiola’s influence both inside and outside the pitch, according to Daily Mail.“I changed my diet in terms of getting it more balanced. I cut out red meat and sugar and started eating more greens, more vegetables,” said Delph. “We’ve got a fantastic nutritionist at the club, Tom Parry, and he has helped me tremendously. I only had a couple of niggles all season which is fantastic for me.”Everton’s 25 million pound man Gbamin out for 3 months George Patchias – August 26, 2019 Everton’s 25 million pound summer signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin has been ruled out for up to 3 months.The Ivory Coast international, joined the Goodison Park…“He’s fantastic. For me, he is a genius,” said Delph. “He has opened my eyes to so much. I didn’t picture football like Pep does. He’s painted the pictures for me.“I stayed mentally strong, and I knew if I got my opportunity to play I could contribute and help the lads win games.“I’m a very traditional English guy who believes in hard work and dedication and giving it absolutely everything. I’m there to fight and pick up second balls, to be that old English type of player, but he has reinvented me.last_img read more

Denmark vs France Lineups announced

first_imgFrance have made six changes to their line-up with captain Hugo Lloris dropped in favour of Steve Mandanda, while Denmark have made three changes of their own with the victor of today’s game set to top Group CDenmark are looking to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time since the 2002 tournament and will likely turn to playmaker Christian Eriksen to inspire the side for the decisive clash with just one point needed to ensure their place in the Round of 16.The Tottenham midfielder has scored 17 goals in his last 20 appearances for the national side.Head coach Age Hareide has replaced Nicolai Jorgensen with Andreas Cornelius up top with Mathias Jorgensen coming in for Lasse Schone.The suspended Yussuf Poulsen is replaced by Martin Braithwaite.?? ???? #DENFRA ???? #WorldCup TEAM NEWS ??Here are the Starting XI of Denmark for their group match against France. #DEN #ForDanmark pic.twitter.com/9uSvzvRlPc— SBOBET (@SBOBET) June 26, 2018Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…Meanwhile, Didier Deschamps has elected to drop captain Lloris in favour of Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda with Samuel Umtiti and Benjamin Pavard also out of the starting line-up.Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe have been rested.?? ???? #DENFRA ???? #WorldCup TEAM NEWS ??Here are the starters for France in their final match in Group C against Denmark.#FRA #Fiersdetrebleus pic.twitter.com/YtnYVCyKql— SBOBET (@SBOBET) June 26, 2018The match will begin at 16:00 (GMT +2) at the Luzhniki Stadium.last_img read more

RFEF president Luis Rubiales reveals support from Barack Obama

first_imgSpanish football federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales’ controversial sacking of Julen Lopetegui was met with a wide range of criticism, but he says that former United States President Barack Obama reassured him he had done the right thingLopetegui was fired by Rubiales after he had stunned the football world by being announced as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement at Real for next season with the intention of taking charge once the World Cup was over with Spain.However, Rubiales did not take kindly to the news and promptly fired Lopetegui less than 24 hours after his big announcement with just two days prior to Spain’s World Cup opener against Portugal.And now the RFEF president has revealed that he has been personally assured by Obama that he had made the right decision.The former US president visited Spain on holiday earlier this month and met Rubiales, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and King Felipe VI in his few days spent in Madrid.“What surprised me is that he knew much more than I thought he did,” Rubiales told Cadena Cope radio, via ESPN.Rumour: Ben Yedder on his way to Monaco George Patchias – August 13, 2019 Wissam Ben Yedder has emerged as a target for Monaco, and a deal is rumoured to be close.According to two Spanish outlets, estadiodeportivo.com, and…“There was a reference to certain issues in which he said some decisions made in the United States had a patriotic tone whereas here, they were more difficult to take, something along those lines.“What he tried to tell me is that inaction generally produces less rejections and less criticism, but that at times, you have to act. And, from what I can gather, he and his entourage were in line with the decision we had taken. I never doubted my decision, I had it clear, it was a case of values, philosophy … but I respect all points of view.”Sporting director Fernando Hierro was appointed as Lopetegui’s stand-in for the World Cup and managed to lead Spain out of Group B as the winners.But the former Real Madrid defender’s success would not last long with hosts Russia shockingly knocking out the 2010 winners in the first knockout round.Hierro has since left the RFEF with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique being announced as the new permanent head coach of Spain.last_img read more

Former Serie A referee defends Ronaldo

Official Graziano Cesari said the red card for the Juventus Portuguese footballer should not have been shownJuventus Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo debuted with his team in the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League season.But his debut only lasted 29 minutes, after a clash with Valencia player Jeison Murillo.And now a former Lega Serie A referee has come in defense of the footballer.“Juventus attacked from the left. Felix Byrch follows the action diagonally, checking the development correctly,” referee Graziano Cesari was quoted by Calcio Mercato.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Within the penalty area of Valencia, Murillo and Cristiano Ronaldo try to get the best position while waiting for the ball.”“The two make contact with each other but without any impropriety, but the Colombian falls to the ground simulating a blow from the Portuguese,” he added.“CR7 demands correct behavior on the part of the defender by resting his hand on his hair and urges him to get up.”“Maybe he disheveled him, he removed the gel and ruined the hairstyle. He did not pull his hair, it does not cause pain, in short, no violent behavior,” he concluded. read more

Eddie Howe reflects on massive away win

first_imgBournemouth manager Eddie Howe is pleased with his team’s performance and their strong start to the season as they thrashed Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage.Brooks David’s goal sandwiched between Callum Wilson’s brace gave the visitors a convincing victory on Saturday and took Eddie Howe and his Bournemouth side to 20 points in ten Premier League games.“I’m very pleased today. I thought that we were very good in most disciplines” Howe told AFCB.“Without the ball, we restricted them to few chances and we had to be patient, we were good with the ball and also good on the counter-attack too.Eddie Howe pleased with attacking poise, but feels Wilson was too honest Stuart Heath – August 25, 2019 A.F.C Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe felt as though his striker Callum Wilson was too honest against Manchester City and may have won a penalty,…They had a lot of the ball at times, but our positioning and mentality was good. The second goal was a big moment and I think it was key in the game.We changed system today, it was a challenge and the players adapted well. It was a blow to miss Joshua King, but Callum Wilson got us two goals today and we really needed it.”last_img read more

Steve Cook hits out at Troy Deeney

first_imgBournemouth defender Steve Cook has hit out at Watford’s Troy Deeney following his comments about Dan Gosling’s tackle on Tom Cleverley.Gosling was shown a yellow card for a robust second-half challenge on Cleverley which saw him win the ball but then wipe out the midfielder.Deeney made a series of comments during the post-match interviews after the  3-3 draw between Watford and Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, including questioning the decisions of referee David Coote.But Cook felt the Watford captain had got it wrong regarding Gosling, who was making his first appearance since injuring his knee in November.The Cherries center-half also insists Abdoulaye Doucoure’s ugly first-half tackle on Ryan Fraser had been a significantly worse offence than that of Gosling.He said, according to Bournemouth Echo:Brad Smith is loving his time at MLS Manuel R. Medina – August 27, 2019 Smith has been loaned from AFC Bournemouth to Seattle Sounders for a whole season, and the Australian footballer is enjoying his time there.“That’s strange coming from Troy because as a physical striker, I don’t think anyone tries to do anyone.”“If we’re doing people, Doucoure’s done Goso.”“That’s a poor comment from him. It’s strange because he’s a good guy. He was desperate for him to be sent off, actually, but that would have been an awful decision.”“Doucoure’s tackle was twice as bad as Goso’s.”“I think (Doucoure) was probably not 100 percent in control. I haven’t seen it back slowly but on another day he could have seen red.”last_img read more

HAITI CELEBRATES 211 YEARS INDEPENDENT

first_img FATCA AGREEMENT SIGNED SINCE DECEMBER 1ST BY TCI AND USA US worried that TCI taking sex & human trafficking lightly Related Items:211, haitian independence day, john kerry, United States US DECISION PRESERVES CONCH EXPORT INDUSTRY Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Jan 2015 – January 1st marked the start of a New Year and Haitian Independence Day as the nation commemorated 211 years of independence on Thursday. Among the country’s congratulating Haiti on the milestones was the United States. Secretary of State, John Kerry said: As Haitians celebrate this milestone, they can take pride in the harvest of hard work in reconstruction and development. But this is also a day to focus on the work ahead to keep faith with the promise of Independence Day. The year ahead will be pivotal as Haiti works to schedule overdue parliamentary elections. Just as we stand with the Haitian people today as they mark their 211th year of independence, the United States reiterates its unflinching support of the people of Haiti as they strive to build a stronger and more enduring democracy.” In December, Haiti’s President Michel Martelly accepted the resignation of his entire government… no date on when the team led by (former Prime Minister) Laurent Lamothe would actually vacate office. The Turks and Caicos had been anticipating a Haitian official into the country, also in December, to finally get signed a now agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding between both countries. Recommended for youlast_img read more

Stop the Violence Speaker from NY Inner City on Tonight

first_img Related Items:akierra misisick, amy crawford, national networks for safe communities, new york, romaine virgo, speaker, stop the violence, youth day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Sept 2015 – It is an effort being led to stamp out gun violence in our communities, and this afternoon at 6pm a guest speaker will join the discussions on stopping the violence at the Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex.Minister for Education Hon. Akierra Misick held a press conference this morning to highlight the campaign. Misick told media that the Ministry took a different approach to Youth Day activities to address the surge in crime in the country.Amy Crawford of the National Network for Safe Communities in New York is the facilitator for the national forum later; she is also the Deputy Director at Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College.Under the theme, stop the violence, break the silence, Misick said she hopes the events will address the youth on youth violence.Two international artists will perform at free concerts being hosted by the Ministry on Friday morning, including Romaine Virgo in Providenciales and Etana in Grand Turk.Youth Day holiday kicks off with activities across the Turks and Caicos Islands tomorrow morning. MPs say they know nothing about pay raise Youth Week culminates with Peace concert TCI Youth Forum to go on the road; poor turnout criticised by Violence victim Recommended for youlast_img read more

20152016 Electors list increases by less than 500

first_img TCI Preliminary 2016/17 Electors List to be Publish Friday January 29, 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Dec 2015 – There are 448 new voters added to the Electors List who are eligible to cast a vote in the 2016 run-off according to recently released information from the Elections Supervisor. Dudley Lewis had previously reported that there were about 3,000 people who are eligible to be added to the voter register, but who were unregistered. Well now just under 15% of those individuals are added to the latest list which will be published in the first quarter of 2016. Further statistics show that there were slightly more men registering to vote up to November 30th than women; 232 males and 216 females. More disturbing was though is that the majority of the applications turned in – nearly 75% of them – were from ineligible individuals. In fact, that chart provided by the Elections Office shows that of the 1,824 applications received 1,376 were not Turks and Caicos Islanders. A startling truth emerges as it appears that Turks and Caicos Islanders, who could have numbered up to 3,000 for new voters, seem less interested in registering to vote than foreigners resident in the land. Related Items:dudley lewis, elector’s list, turks and caicos islanders Former Premier says 2016 too important to miss; joined call for last minute registrants Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Amendments will mean less time at polls, next TCI General Electionlast_img read more

Governor asked to rescind Phillips appointment to HOA

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 29, 2016 –  The Governor is being asked to rescind one of his choices for Appointed Member to the House of Assembly; not because of the man’s character but on principal.  Former Premier, Michael Misick echoes the sentiments of some in the country that Hon John Phillips should not have been reappointed to the House of Assembly, that the honour of a second and pensionable term of service to the people should be earned through an election, not given by an appointment.   In a media statement issued on Wednesday, Misick said,:  “While I don’t agree that the governor should be appointing any person to our parliament, while he has that power, he should exercise it responsibly and in the wider public interest.  I have nothing against Mr. Phillips personally.   I have known him for a very long time and believe that he has made a significant contribution to parliament over the last four years.   However I believe there are other citizens that are equally as capable of making a contribution and should be given a chance.”  Misick continued, “If you are going to serve parliament two consecutive times and be pensionable, you should run for office.   I call on the governor to review and rescind the appointment of Mr. John Phillips to Parliament.”  Philips, originally from Scotland is a near 30 year resident of the islands, a business owner and Belonger; he will serve for a second time as a Governor appointee and was a member of the Consultative Forum, a group of Islanders which functioned in Parliament during the suspension of the TCI Constitution between 2009 to 2012.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Guyanese faces killing while driving charges

first_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force #MagneticNewsMedia Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 10, 2017 –  A Guyanese man today should have faced serious charges in the traffic death of 50 year old Jacques Delzins of Haiti.   The accident which happened in Grand Turk was from November 26th, 2016 and now a 55 year old man is arraigned for hitting Delzins with his silver truck on that fateful night around 10pm.center_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Carlton E Francis School Celebrates Literacy Week

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 8, 2018 – Nassau – Carlton E. Francis Primary School hosted Literacy Week Assembly, Monday, March 5th on the theme “Lights, Camera, Action: It’s Time to Read.”Winners of the school’s Literacy Song Competition performed during the assembly and prizes were presented to winners of a Song and Literacy Book Competition. Special guest speaker for the event was Rev. Diana Francis.Jamal Moss, Senator, and Marcia Roberts, District Superintendent, also addressed the students. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band provided entertainment.Release: BISPictures show scenes from Literacy Week Assembly at Carlton E. Francis Primary School. (BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Cillessen Ajax stars want Barca move

first_imgBarcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen reckons his Netherlands teammates Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt want to join the clubThe Ajax youngsters have captured the interest of Barcelona along with the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham.Last month, midfielder De Jong’s agent refused to deny that his client could be on his way to Barcelona at some point in the near future.Meanwhile, Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars announced that defender De Ligt will not leave in January.But Cillessen believes that there is no questioning the duo’s desire to go to the Camp Nou.“Everybody in the national team would like to play for Barcelona because it’s one of the best teams in the world,” Cillessen told Sport.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I didn’t play with De Jong at Ajax, but I did play with De Ligt for a few weeks, because he came up to the first team in the summer of 2016.“I was able to work with him that pre-season, before coming to Barca. He’s a player with a lot of quality and is only 19.“He’s physical, strong, mentally strong, especially if you see the [Netherlands] game against Germany. In the first half he didn’t go so well, but he recovered in the second half, he was excellent in the second half.“He was also excellent against Bayern Munich in the Champions League for Ajax.“I spoke with him about [Barcelona], he has the level, but he’s still 19 years old … I don’t know because [Marc] Overmars is in charge at Ajax, so I don’t know what he wants. I also read he’s not going anywhere [in January].”The 29-year-old added that he views De Jong as a successor to Sergio Busquets in the Barcelona midfield.last_img read more

Crystal Palace remembers players turned soldiers

first_imgDuring World War I hundreds of English footballers contributed to their home countries to fight in what is called the Great WarDuring Remembrance Day, Crystal Palace took some time to remember those players turned soldiers that ended up helping their countries in World War I.According to the team’s official website “during World War I, a number of footballers who played, had played for or were contracted to Palace traveled to Europe to serve their country on the battlefields of Belgium or France.”“Players that would go on to serve in the army, or even indeed the navy, would usually simply walk into a local recruitment office and then eventually be posted to a division.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Many footballers who had [or would] play for Palace signed up for service in the army, but sadly not all would return home,” the team explained.“Eight players that are known to have played for the Glaziers tragically perished during the conflict, including Richard Hawker and Joseph Bullock who would both receive the Victory and Bristol medals for their bravery.”Of those that served, the following played for Crystal Palace and are known to have lost their lives:Joseph Bulcock (1909-1914, 146 games, 2 goals)Richard Harker (1905-1907 & 1911-1912, 83 games, 19 goals)Edwin Myers (1909-1912, 23 games, 1 goal)George Smith (1907-1908, 11 games, 2 goals)Jimmy ‘Ginger’ Williams (1909-1914, 149 games, 57 goals)Norman Wood (1909-1910, 1 game, 0 goals)Donald Bell (Signed a contract with Palace, but there is no record of him playing to date)Edward Bell (Played for Palace’s reserve team)last_img read more

Modric aiming to improve scoring form

first_imgLuka Modric vowed to improve his scoring form by shooting more often after his sensational strike to set up Real Madrid’s win over Al Ain in the Club World Cup final.The Croatian skipper completed a golden 2018 with the first goal in a 4-1 win for Santiago Solari’s side, who won the tournament for the third year in a row.It was also his first goal in a final for Madrid and the Ballon d’Or winner suggested he might go for goal on a more regular basis after his unerring 25-yard finish.“Everyone tells me I have to shoot more, although I usually prefer to pass,” Modric said to FourFourTwo via Real Madrid TV. “I should shoot more, it’s true.“It is an unforgettable year for me, a perfect year, winning the Champions League, then Croatia had a spectacular World Cup and then all these prizes arrived, now another trophy with Madrid.“A dream year, really. I can’t ask more.”FIFA Club World Cup FinalAl Ain 0 – [1] Real Madrid Modric 14′ pic.twitter.com/ty46ZxoN2GSergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.— PLGoals (@PLGoals2) December 22, 2018“I am very happy to get the [man-of-the-match] trophy – more for the goal and more for the final we just won,” he said.“Now is when you look back and see everything you have worked and fought to achieve this. It’s time to enjoy it with family, friends – they are the ones who can stand you when things are not going well.“Dreaming, I dreamed it, but I saw it was very far away. It was very difficult, obviously, it was a dream, but I was not expecting to reach the first team and win finals like this.“We have worked on everything to achieve this kind of thing. I almost never score goals, so the day that goes by I get a little bit excited, it’s time to enjoy it and be happy.”last_img read more

Felony suspect drives car onto trolley tracks during police chase

first_img Posted: February 25, 2018 Updated: 4:43 PM KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img February 25, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man apparently escaped from police after a pursuit across Mission Valley Sunday.The suspect is believed to have struck a pole and a parked car at about 9:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Hotel Circle North, said Officer Dino Delimitros of the San Diego Police Department.Police were arriving at the scene when the man fled, sparking a slow- speed pursuit through the streets of Mission Valley, Delimitros said. The man eventually drove his car onto trolley tracks on the southern end of Fenton Parkway — adjacent to Ikea — and bailed out of the vehicle.The car he was driving turned out to be stolen, Delimitros said.Officers continued a foot pursuit while a police helicopter flew overhead, but could not find the suspect.He was described as a white or Hispanic male, wearing jeans and a green shirt, Delimitros said. Felony suspect drives car onto trolley tracks during police chaselast_img read more