Naby Keita chose not to travel with Liverpool for win at Sheffield Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNaby Keita chose not to travel with the Liverpool squad for victory at Sheffield United.The Reds saw out a nail-biting 1-0 win after Gini Wijnaldum’s strike bobbled through the legs of Dean Henderson in the Blades goal.Keita, who starred in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over MK Dons on Wednesday, was not part of the squad which travelled to Yorkshire for the lunchtime kick off.The Liverpool Echo says despite making his comeback from injury midweek, the midfielder elected to stay behind at Melwood to work on his fitness.Before Wednesday, Keita had not featured for Liverpool in five months, and Jurgen Klopp is taking extra precautions in order to ensure the 24-year-old makes a full recovery. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The 4th annual Stars of the Season, led by the Advisory Council of Cardon Children’s Medical Center, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th at the Montelucia Resort & Spa.Chester Bennington and Stone Temple PilotsCredit/Copyright: DK MediaEnjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner and live entertainment featuring Stone Temple Pilots led by Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fame and hosted by Ted Stryker, drive-time DJ on The World Famous KROQ in Los Angeles.Chester, his wife, Talinda, and Linkin Park, have been supporting The Stars of the Season for the past 3 years with both- awareness and financial donations.Chester Bennington and his wife, have donated their time, efforts and have been responsible for spearheading entertainment and awareness for the Stars of the Season without any compensation.Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. The Level III NICU is one of the largest and most comprehensive in Arizona and is uniquely situated on the Banner Desert Medical Center campus, the East Valley’s leader in high-risk obstetrics.To find out more, email Austin Kremer at [email protected]
HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Less than two months after he was released without cause from his position as the Peace River Regional District’s Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Cvik is now serving as the District of Hudson’s Hope’s CAO.Cvik was terminated by the Regional District Board without cause during a closed-door meeting in Dawson Creek on May 18th.He was hired by the PRRD in 2014 to replace former CAO Fred Banham, who was retiring that year. As reported by the Alaska Highway News, Hudson’s Hope released its CAO Tom Matus without cause at the end of June.Mayor Gwen Johansson said that hiring Cvik to replace Matus on an interim basis made sense.“It wasn’t terribly complicated. We had a vacancy, and he was available,” said Johansson.She explained that councillors voted in favour of hiring Cvik for a period of one year at a Council meeting on July 9th, though she added that the contract has a clause that allows him to leave with sufficient notice.Johansson said that if Cvik and District Council is happy at the end of the one-year contract, the District would consider keeping Cvik on permanently.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday to file an affidavit indicating the powers it has to ensure implementation of its guidelines regarding disclosure of expenditure by political parties. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani gave a final opportunity to the poll panel to submit the document and said it if fails to do so then the court will proceed to pass orders. The high court also noted that the matter has been pending for the last five years and the direction to EC in February to file the affidavit has not been complied with till date. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghSenior advocate Arvind Nigam, appearing for the petitioner NGO, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), argued that political parties don’t file income tax but claim exemptions, requiring intervention. The matter is posted for next hearing on July 16. The high court had earlier asked the EC whether it is powerless to take action against political parties which do not comply with its instructions to disclose funding and expenditure details. It said EC has to ensure that its instructions are followed by political parties and had asked, “Do you have no power (to take action) under the existing law?” ADR is seeking implementation of the guidelines as well as the Law Commission’s recommendation that a provision be enacted to monitor and regulate the expenditure by political parties during elections.
TRIPOLI – Security forces braced for protests Friday against Libya’s protracted political transition following the ouster of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with fears of more violence after an overnight attack on army headquarters.Tensions have risen after a decision by Libya’s highest political authority, the General National Congress, to extend its interim mandate.Rival camps, many of them armed, have lined up for and against the GNC and its decision. Interim Interior Minister Seddik Abdelkarim, who escaped an assassination bid late last month, issued an order late Thursday for security forces to “protect peaceful demonstrators.”But the “No Extension” movement, which has sponsored a number of recent demonstrations demanding the GNC’s dissolution, is so concerned about the risk of violence that it was not formally organising any protests on Friday.A statement said any of its backers demonstrating would be doing so “as individuals expressing their opinions.”One member of the group said that, “given the current tensions, we cannot guarantee the security of demonstrators… With so many armed groups, we fear things could get out of hand.”No announcements have been made about where any demonstrations may take place, but they are expected after midday prayers on the Muslim day of rest.The growing insecurity in Libya more than two years after Kadhafi’s ouster and killing, was highlighted in the capital late Thursday, with a military spokesman saying unidentified gunmen had tried to enter army headquarters but guards prevented them from doing so.“The attackers ransacked cars and stole some weapons before pulling back,” Colonel Ali al-Sheikhi told AFP of the incident, in which no one was hurt.A separate military source gave a different version of events, saying fighting broke out after a dispute among soldiers.The GNC was elected in July 2012 for a term of 18 months that should have ended on Friday. But on Monday, it ratified a decision to extend its mandate to December.It took the decision despite the opposition of much of the population critical of its inability to halt Libya’s slide into lawlessness and chaos.Political activist Abu Bakar al-Badrid described the move as “a farce… About 40 initiatives were presented to the Congress these past few days to find a way out of the crisis, and it paid no attention.”The Operations Cell of Revolutionaries, an Islamist militia of ex-rebels said to be close to the army, has lined up behind the GNC, and the powerful armed groups from Libya’s third city Misrata have called the body “a red line.”But rival former rebels from Zintan, in the mountains southwest of Tripoli, an influential force in post-Kadhafi Libya, have vowed to protect any popular movement that goes against the GNC.The GNC’s mission has been to organise elections to a constituent assembly later this month which are to be followed by a general election.The assembly, to be made up of 60 members with equal representation for Libya’s three historic regions, will decide on key issues in a new constitution, including the system of government, the status of minorities and the role of Islamic sharia law.The political bickering comes at a time of uncertainty over the fate of independent Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, who defeated an Islamist-backed confidence vote against his government but is still on the defensive.
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OSU redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov winds up to kick the ball during a game against Akron Sept. 24 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 3-1Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternIn the span of six days, the Ohio State men’s soccer team went from being undefeated to holding a losing record.The Buckeyes’ (2-3-3, 1-1-0) loss to Dayton (4-3-1) on Saturday was their third in a row. OSU was unable to muster much of an offensive threat throughout the contest, falling 1-0.The two teams were each held scoreless for much of the afternoon.It was not until late in the 83rd minute that the Flyers broke through with a goal. Junior forward Amass Amankona dribbled through the box and passed it to his left to redshirt-junior forward Ryan Peterson. Peterson then put it past OSU redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov for his second goal of the year.OSU only managed two shots on goal in the game, one in each half. Dayton managed six shots on goal, with Ivanov saving five of them.OSU did manage to outshoot the Flyers 11-10 overall, despite failing to put nine of them on target.OSU’s best opportunity came during the 15th minute when sophomore forward Danny Jensen got the first half’s lone shot on goal for OSU. However, he was unable to put it home and the game remained scoreless.On top of dropping their last three games, things could only become more difficult over the next two weeks for the Buckeyes.Three of their next four games are scheduled to come against schools ranked in the top 20. Their next two games are against No. 9 Louisville and No. 16 Michigan State, before getting a potential breather against winless Oakland.The Buckeyes are set to look to end the losing streak at Louisville in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday. That game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. OSU’s matchup with the Spartans is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State guard Keyshawn Woods (32) takes on members of UNC Pembroke’s defense during the second half of the game on Nov. 1. Ohio State won 81-63. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorThere are plenty of questions left to be answered about the Ohio State men’s basketball team.Many of them could be answered from the Buckeyes’ season opener, facing a Cincinnati team that finished last year 31-5, earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and finishing No. 2 in the country with 57.5 points allowed.“They are tough and tough minded and physical and aggressive,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said. “Got a lot of respect for him and their program and their players and the way those guys compete. So, we got our hands full, and, I guess you could say it was by design to start with a game like this to kind of tip off the season, but looking forward to it, and need to be ready.”Projected StartersCincinnatiC — Nysier Brooks — Sophomore, 2.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.2 apgG — Cane Broome — Senior, 7.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.8 apgG — Jarron Cumberland — Junior, 11.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.9 apgF — Tre Scott — Redshirt junior, 3.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 0.9 apgG — Keith Williams —Sophomore, 3.1 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.4 apgOhio StateG — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 12.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.9 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apgF — Kyle Young — Sophomore, 1.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.2 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 2.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.1 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 10.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.1 apgStats are from the 2017-18 seasonThe Buckeyes come into the new season searching for a new area of production after losing Big Ten Player of the Year, Keita Bates-Diop, to the NBA Draft.Ohio State prepared for the loss of Bates-Diop, as well as Jae’Sean Tate, throughout the offseason. But now, after the transfer of junior forward Micah Potter on Monday, the team loses another key piece of depth heading into its matchup with the Bearcats.Redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods said the team just has to move forward.“Everybody found out yesterday before practice, so we didn’t know anything. Coach told us before practice, we were all pretty shocked,” Woods said. “We still got a job to do. We still pretty much focused on Cincinnati at the end of the day.”Cincinnati also lost major scorers from its top-ranked team a season ago. After the departure of Jacob Evans, Gary Clark and Kyle Washington, three of the team’s top four scorers, Holtmann said he still expects to see the same team that dominated defensively last year because of Bearcats’ head coach, Mick Cronin.“I think they’re the same,” Holtmann said. “I think Mick is probably a little bit like I am, you know, curious about some of his new guys that have increased roles, and kind of wondering how they’re gonna step in the new roles. But the way they play, their mindset, their approach, it’s the same.”Cumberland is the top scorer and top rebounder remaining from the Bearcats. The junior guard shot 40.9 percent from the field and averaged more than a steal per game last season.Three true freshman join a team that was upset by Nevada in the second round of the tournament last season: guard Logan Johnson, and forwards Prince Gilliam Toyambi and Laquill Hardnett.Johnson was the only one of the three to earn points in the team’s final exhibition against McGill, tallying six points and four assists in 17 minutes.Sophomore forward Kyle Young said he expects a difficult matchup to start the season, something made even harder with the in-state rivalry involved.“Very tough team, I think it’s gonna be a grind, all 40 minutes,” Young said. “With it being two in-state schools, like it’s gonna be, it’s gonna be a good rival game for sure, so we’re just looking forward to it, season opener, and we’ll go from there.”It’ll be seen just what this Ohio State team is going to look like with the departure of its top-tier talent, and added question marks to the big men that the Buckeyes still have.Holtmann said he is excited to see what his team brings come game time.“Really anxious, and I think they’re anxious too,” Holtmann said. “I look at this as, this is a difficult opener, we also have a difficult stretch here of games, so I think for us we’re just focused on let’s find a way to take what we learned from tomorrow and get better, and hopefully that helps us as we move forward.”Ohio State travels to play Cincinnati to open its regular season. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m on Wednesday.Edited at 5:18 p.m. to change to the correct tip-off time
Roberto Carlos recently admitted Philippe Coutinho is blooming, even though he is still under Neymar’s shadow, and might prove a key player for Brazil in the World Cup.Despite the fact that the Barcelona star scored twice in Brazil’s three games in Russia and Neymar did so only once, Neymar is still under the spotlight of the global media.Roberto Carlos, who won the World Cup in 2002, thinks if that continues, Coutinho can easily keep up the good work and even step out of the shadow.“Philippe is in a very good moment, in Barcelona and in the Brazilian team,” Carlos said, according to Sportskeeda.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“He’s a very important player for Brazil, because the pressure is all on Neymar, then Coutinho shows up. The Brazilian team have a very strong chance to win this World Cup.”“Neymar is gettting better. He’s relaxed. He’s recovered well from his injury. He’s a very important player for Brazil. He is very calm, that is the most important thing. When he is calm I know that he can offer much more.”He also went on to advise the Brazilians to not underestimate Mexico and there is no easy games from the upcoming ones as well.