Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe stretchered off during Nottingham Forest clash

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 24 Sep 2019 8:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link564Shares Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe was carried off on a stretcher (Picture: PA Wire)Emile Smith Rowe was stretchered off during Arsenal’s Carabao Cup third-round clash with Nottingham Forest at the Emirates.The 19-year-old was involved in a nasty collision with Forest defender Jack Robinson and had to be taken off after being assessed by Arsenal’s medical staff for a lengthy period.Smith Rowe, making his third appearance of the season for the Gunners, is believed to have been concussed after the knock and was replaced by highly-rated winger Bukayo Saka.Unai Emery’s side led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Gabriel Martinelli’s 31st-minute header.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySmith Rowe spent almost a decade in Arsenal’s academy before making his first-team debut last year in the Europa League.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe teenager was one of a number of youngsters included in Arsenal’s squad against Forest, with Saka, Folarin Balogun, Tolaji Bola and Robbie Burton also featuring.Ahead of the match, club legend Ray Parlour urged Emery to take the competition seriously and said his former club should be aiming to lift the trophy.‘I think he mixed the team with experience and youngsters,’ Parlour said of Arsenal’s run to the quarter-finals in last season’s Carabao Cup. Comment Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe stretchered off during Nottingham Forest clash Smith Rowe clashed with a Nottingham Forest player (Picture: Getty)‘There is no problem with that, it is good to give the youngsters game time and they have some very good youngsters at Arsenal – Reiss Nelson, (Ainsley) Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Emile Smith Rowe.‘It is great to see players like that come into the team.‘But you can also see how important the competition is to teams like Manchester City and it is another trophy to talk about at the end of the season.‘It is a magnificent achievement to win any competition and for Arsenal and Unai Emery, and the rest of the top six, they should be – and probably will be – taking it seriously.‘There are a lot of games and you get injuries through the season so it is a bit about balancing the squad.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisementlast_img read more

Dominica government to address stray animals and illegal parking

first_img Share Share LocalNews Dominica government to address stray animals and illegal parking by: – March 16, 2012 25 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore.Public works minister Rayburn Blackmoore has indicated that the government of Dominica will be seeking to implement laws to address the issue of illegal parking and stray animals on the island.Blackmoore made these declarations at a press briefing earlier this week, noting that stray animals continue to be an issue in the Portsmouth area. Last year November, David Joseph of Portsmouth a delivery boy for KFC Portsmouth collided with a stray cow while on duty. “One of the things we have been saying is that we still see the issue of stray cows especially in Portsmouth area. Just two weeks ago saw at least 8 and this in itself is a practice that has to stop. There is no reason why any animals should be straying on government’s road. We have spoken about it all over the air and it’s still happening,” Blackmoore attested.He said plans are afoot to create a pound to cater for stray animals.“We are working with the ministry of agriculture to put in place a pound so that the animal can be impounded because our laws, as we speak don’t allow us, or police officers to get rid of a cow. You can do so to swine’s but not a cow. This is why that going forward, in looking at our laws, we have to ensure that any animal that is left astray within close proximity of government road should be done away with at the cost of the owner,” Blackmoore lamented.He said the issue of illegal parking is also a matter of grave concern to government particularly with huge trucks and containers. “Some people park containers on government road at any hour. We feel there should be some level of control. You would have notice that under the cliff, people are parking there. We have had meetings with the police and we will be putting mechanisms in place to have the vehicle removed,” he explained.He said further the keep clear signs and reserved signs around Roseau also need some level of management.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Westport bridge closure announced

first_imgWestport, In. — Officials from the Decatur County Highway Department say the bridge on County Road 110 South between County Road 300 West and Waterplant Road will be closed Friday, October 12 from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crews are pouring a new deck on the Westport area bridge.last_img

West Ham, Crystal Palace want Guimaraes fullback Sacko

first_img Sacko is 25 and has played regularly for Guimaraes this term, both in the league and Europa League. read also:U17 AFCON: Guinea lose to Cameroon in penalty shootout If the Portuguese outfit decides to cash in on him, Premier League clubs are ready to make bids. Many clubs are struggling financially around Europe due to COVID-19, and these circumstances may force Guimaraes and others to part with their prized assets. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 West Ham United, Crystal Palace and other top clubs are interested in signing Guimaraes right-back Falaye Sacko. Loading…center_img The fullback has impressed in Portugal this season. There are also Bundesliga clubs who wish to sign him, per the Daily Mail.Advertisementlast_img

Mayweather reacts to Conor McGregor retiring: I’m waiting to punish you again

first_imgFLOYD Mayweather Jr. isn’t taking the news of Conor McGregor retiring too well. The 31-year-old McGregor announced his retirement over the weekend, ending his 12-year professional career.  Not surprisingly, Mayweather isn’t a happy camper about the Irish fighter retiring, as makes it clear that he’ll be waiting for when he returns.It’s easy money for Mayweather in fighting guys like McGregor, who is a fish out of water inside a boxing ring.Mayweather says he’ll “punish” McGregor again when he comes back. At this point, it’s not likely that boxing or MMA fans will want to waste their money on watching an old Mayweather fight McGregor again. Floyd beat McGregor by a 10th round TKO on August 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. Nevada.The Mayweather-McGregor fight wasn’t competitive enough for there to be a rematch, and McGregor hasn’t done much in his own career in the UFC since that loss. He’s only fought twice in going 1-1, and he doesn’t look like the same fighter he once was. You can argue that money ruined his ambition/hunger for the sport. McGregor’s fortune is estimated at US$120 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which says a lot about why he’s choosing to retire. He doesn’t need to continue to work to live well.It’s understandable why Mayweather wants McGregor to come back to fight him in a rematch. Their previous match in 2017 together brought in 4.3 million pay-per-view buys, making it the second-highest PPV event in the history of the sport. Mayweather-McGregor brought in a live gate of US$55,414,865.79 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.McGregor got a guaranteed purse of US$30 million compared to Mayweather’s US$100 million, but they made a lot more than that from the pay-per-view upside. What Mayweather doesn’t understand is the fans see his desire to fight McGregor again as a pathetic money-grab attempt, and they don’t like the look of this. It was such an incredibly shoddy fight, and way overpriced at US$100 per household on pay-per-view.Off the quality of the performances by Mayweather and McGregor, that fight should have been for free because it was low-level stuff from both. Mayweather fought like he was fighting in slow motion, and McGregor looked clueless and inept. In a word, McGregor looked amateurish.That makes sense because McGregor had never boxed before in his life in a professional or amateur boxing match. Nevertheless, the Nevada Commission sanctioned the fight between Mayweather and McGregor, who had an 0-0 record, as counting as a professional boxing match.Fans wouldn’t mind watching Mayweather fight McGregor in the octagon, but not another boxing match. (Boxing News)last_img read more

Colgate’s physicality spells doom for Syracuse in 1-0 loss

first_img Published on September 7, 2017 at 11:18 pm Contact Bobby: Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse had two minutes left to tie the game and force overtime.  Trailing 1-0, the Orange made several charges into the Colgate defensive zone. Kate Hostage established position near the box before two defenders rushed at her on both sides.Colgate defender Abby Sotomayor knocked her off the ball, sending Hostage tumbling backward. Eliza Doll claimed it and, as Hostage fought from behind to get possession back, she tumbled forward and smashed her nose off Doll’s knee. She screamed and hunched over with blood running out of her nose.That physicality from the Raiders defined the game in which Syracuse (4-2-1) lost 1-0 to Colgate (2-4-0) Thursday night at SU Soccer Stadium. Phil Wheddon said the Raiders established physicality early, a trait SU was not able to match.“You should be up for every game,” Wheddon said. “Maybe we underestimated them because of their record coming into this game…it’s a mistake that won’t happen again.”The Orange struggled to end its offensive pushes with a goal because Colgate’s plan of sending multiple defenders toward SU players receiving the ball. Syracuse was granted several free kicks but failed put the ball past Colgate goalkeeper Kelly Chiavaro.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we didn’t really come out there with 100 percent effort and heart, and I think they out-competed us, out-battled us on 50-50s,” SU goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan said.The final 24 minutes exhibited the technical deficiencies Wheddon saw paired with Colgate’s physicality. Eva Gordon tumbled chasing a loose ball to the corner. Georgia Allen fielded a pass in the box in the 67th minute and was immediately cornered by five defenders, forcing the ball out. Three minutes later, Alex Lamontagne charged into offensive zone on the left wing and was quickly slammed to the ground by the pressure of Mara Cosentino.The Orange only mustered a slow-rolling shot that cruised by the goal line but was a non-threat off Sydney Brackett’s foot.“We haven’t played a lot of teams that were that physical,” Lamontagne said.With four minutes left Martina Loncar knocked down Taylor Bennett chasing a ball near the sideline at midfield, earning Syracuse a free kick. Loncar rose, turned her foot, and subtly kicked the ball out-of-bounds. A referee immediately rushed in and issued her a yellow card.Sheridan Street didn’t play after her injury on Sunday. Wheddon said she was day-to-day and off crutches at this point. Hostage ended the night on the sidelines because of her nose injury. Wheddon had no update on her condition.“I didn’t think we were technically as sharp as we had been throughout the rest of the season,” Wheddon said. “We were trying to force passes at times when it wasn’t on and we gave up possession of the ball fairly easily.” Commentslast_img read more

Christmas/New Year’s Message From the Consul General of Jamaica at Miami,…

first_imgIt is hard to believe that another year has passed and that we are preparing to celebrate the Christmas Season once again.  Of course, the Season symbolizes the spirit of hope, family, togetherness and rebirth. It is also a time for us to reflect on the year that passed, and to focus our minds and energies on the tasks that lie ahead for us as individuals, as a people and as a nation.This year Jamaica celebrated its 55th year of Independence, which was observed under the theme “Celebrating Jamaicans at home and abroad”.  This theme recognizes that the strength of Jamaica lies in the talent, resilience and creativity of our people, whether at “yawd” or “abrawd” – a people that continue to rise above what may seem to be insurmountable challenges and who continue to exert their influence at the global level.As part of the celebrations to mark this milestone year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade hosted the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference in Kingston, which served to reinforce the bonds of nationhood among Jamaicans across the globe and to highlight the areas for opportunity and collaboration with the Diaspora.For our part, the Consulate-General has sought to foster a sense of community within the area under our jurisdiction, as Jamaicans overseas have a key role to play in ensuring that Jamaica becomes the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.  In this regard, I express sincere gratitude to the various diaspora groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Jamaica in diverse areas including education, health, social programmes, business development and the fight against crime. The Consulate-General is committed to doing what we can to deepen this on-going partnership during the coming year and beyond.On behalf of the staff of the Consulate-General of Jamaica at Miami, I convey best wishes for this Christmas Season and a New Year that is filled with countless blessings.One love!Franz HallConsul General for the Southeastern United States of America,The Bahamas and the Cayman Islandslast_img read more

Industry first Facebook Messenger ChatBot for Paddy Power

first_img Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Paddy Power has become the first bookmaker to offer ChatBot on Facebook Messenger, after going live with a new product provided by Onionsack.The industry-first ChatBot, powered by the Onionsack SaaS messaging platform, enables customers to login to their Paddy Power betting account, check balances and place wagers via Facebook.Once connected to the Paddy Power Facebook Messenger bot, customers can compose a message detailing the bet they wish to place, which the Onionsack platform is able to understand and execute.Customers can also use the mobile messaging app to receive personalised sporting updates through push notifications, alongside access to Paddy Power’s videos, blogs and podcasts.Michael Healy, Product Director at Paddy Power, said: “We know our customers love mobile messaging apps so having a ChatBot on Facebook Messenger is the obvious first step into the ChatBot marketplace. We’re delighted to be the first bookmaker to market in such an exciting area.”“Nearly all of Paddy Power’s customers are on Facebook, and now they can actually place a bet through the Facebook Messenger app with ease. Our customers will be able to request odds and receive push notifications tailored to their own betting interests, plus enjoy a daily serving of Paddy Power mischief and entertainment.”Jonathan Power, Onionsack CEO, added: “With nearly the whole world connected to Facebook, the logical step is to allow customers to place a bet through the social media giant’s Messenger app.“Our innovative transactional bot allows exactly that, providing punters with an even easier way of betting through instant messaging. We expect more bookmakers to launch their chatbots in the near future, as it provides a simple and more personalised way of betting.” Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

Clippers will face Utah in playoffs after again beating the Spurs

first_imgIssues with inconsistency and blown leads in recent wins had led to questions of how far the Clippers had really come. Coach Doc Rivers used the latest and most impressive victory as a chance for a bit of “I told you so.”“I’ve been saying it for 10 games,” he said, “just some guys haven’t been hearing it. Really. You could see it. Whether we won or not tonight I like how we’re playing. I like how we’re growing.”Chris Paul led six players in double figures with a team-high 19 points as the Clippers became the only team in the league with a winning record against the Spurs, who will face Memphis in the first round.Paul added 8 rebounds and 8 assists. DeAndre Jordan was once again dominant on the boards, finishing with 17 points and 17 rebounds.After shooting 73 percent and scoring 99 points over his past three games, Griffin tallied a relatively pedestrian 18 points on 7-of-19 shooting. However, the boost he provided at the end of the third may have defined the game.“Blake at the end of the third just basically created his own run for us,” Rivers said, “and that was big for us.”The Clippers’ response to the Spurs third-quarter comeback evoked memories of November, when the Clippers won 14 of their first 16 games and announced themselves as true contenders in the Western Conference. In the months that followed the Clippers were decimated by injuries to Griffin and Paul, and a veteran team began questioning its identity and spirit.“I thought our resolve at the beginning of the season was unbelievable,” Griffin said. “When teams would make a run, or it would be a close game, might not be a blowout, but we’d still kind of keep playing the same way and keep that same spirit. So that’s what we’ve got to get back to.”On Saturday, they did.While J.J. Redick did not necessarily want to compare the Clippers 9-2 record in the past few weeks to that 14-2 stretch at the season’s open, he sees signs.“I don’t want to look too much into winning streaks,” Redick said. “I think it’s just how you feel, sort of the spirit. And I feel like our spirit has gotten a lot better in the last couple of weeks.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SAN ANTONIO >> The Clippers had built a double-digit lead, but since when has that been good enough?A pair of 3s from Kawhi Leonard, two silky jumpers by LaMarcus Aldridge and the Clippers looked every bit as vulnerable as they had in recent weeks when they gave up big leads to Sacramento, Washington and Phoenix.With four minutes left in the third period Saturday at AT&T Center, the Clippers clung to a two-point lead.This time, however, they bounced back, closing the third quarter on a 14-4 run, including six points from Blake Griffin, rolling to a 98-87 win at AT&T Center.center_img “You can’t get to where you want to get without beating a good team in the playoffs,” Griffin said. “It’s just a good test this late in the season.”With two games left in the regular season, the Clippers (49-31) finally look ready for the playoffs. They have won five straight games and nine of their past 11. Saturday’s victory ensured that they can finish no worse than fifth in the Western Conference, cementing the long-assumed first-round matchup with the Utah Jazz.“Kind of expected it,” Griffin said. “Now it’s just a matter of focusing on these last two games but also preparing, getting ready.”Combined with Utah’s loss Saturday in Portland, the Clippers moved into a tie for fourth in the Western Conference. If the Clippers finish with a better record over their final two games, against Houston and Sacramento, than the Jazz, who face Golden State and San Antonio, they would seize home court advantage in the first round.After going 3-1 against the Jazz this season, the Clippers also own the tiebreaker in the event the teams finish with the same record.last_img read more

Which is the only Profile that Zlatan Ibrahimović follows on Twitter?

first_imgSwedish national team player Zlatan Ibrahimović is currently without a club and European media claim that his next stop is Manchester United.In the meantime, three and a half million fans follow the Swedish player of BiH origin on Twitter, while he follows just one profile. The one profile that Ibrahimović follows on Twitter is the profile of his clothes sponsor, AZsportswear.It is worth mentioning that 24 million fans follow Ibrahimović on Facebook.(Source: