Berbatov ‘f***ing loves’ Auba and Lacazette & warns Spurs about Arsenal threat

first_imgDIMITAR BERBATOV admitted he “f***ing loves” Arsenal pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette – then warned his old club Spurs not to take the Gunners lightly.The Bulgarian, 38, spent two years at White Hart Lane between 2006 and 2008 before signing for Manchester United.4 Dimitar Berbatov admitted he cannot get enough of Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre LacazetteCredit: Getty – ContributorBut he put rivalries aside as he confessed his admiration for the strikers spearheading Unai Emery’s attack.Ahead of this Sunday’s North London derby, Berbatov told Betfair: “I f***ing love Aubameyang and Lacazette.”I like watching them play and their partnership is blossoming.”The way they play off each other and the goals they score, their quickness and sharpness is unbelievable.”I think nobody should take Arsenal lightly anyway because they are still Arsenal.”Okay, they haven’t won the Premier League for 15 years, but at some point a time will come when it will be their season.”It is too early to say if it will be this year but they are showing signs that they are performing well.”Despite his love for the Arsenal duo, though, Berbatov is clear who is the best Premier League player in his opinion.He added: “What I would give to have played with a player like Kevin De Bruyne, he is unbelievable.”He is one of the best, if not the best, in the world right now. Purely because of his vision, I think he is two or three steps ahead of the game.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one4Latest Arsenal newsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plans”Before the ball comes to him he knows where to play it, how to pass it, the exact speed, when he needs to hit it.”He is an unbelievable talent who is growing and developing every year and for me it is a pure joy to watch him.”Manchester City have one of the best midfielders in the world and when he is on top of his game they are unbelievable too.”4 Berbatov spent two years at Spurs, taking on Arsenal in plenty of feisty North London derbiesCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd4 Berbatov reckons Kevin De Bruyne is the best player in the Premier League and is among the best in the worldCredit: ReutersArsenal v Tottenham- Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clashlast_img read more

World Cup win would be ‘fantastic’ for region – Taylor

first_imgCaptain of West Indies Women Stafanie Taylor says emulating the feat of four years ago of their male counterparts remains the focus ahead of next month’s ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in India.Describing the triumph by the men in 2012 as a signature accomplishment, Taylor said the victory by the team brought pride and joy to the Caribbean, and they would like to do likewise.”For us women, it would be great, as the men actually won a Twenty20 World Cup, and we have been so close (semi-finals) to winning it,” remarked Taylor.”For the Caribbean, it would be fantastic, as a lot of people are behind us and know that we have the potential to go out there and do the job.”The Jamaican all-rounder, who will be captain of the side for the first time at a global event, has, however, cautioned that the job should be difficult.She explained that other teams like defending champions Australia and perennial title challengers England are expected to be strong, while developing teams are getting better.This, she further noted, is evidenced by hosts India, who, in light of being a traditional lightweight in the female version of the sport, defeated the Australians recently.TOUGH TEAMS AHEAD”I think all the team’s are going to be tough. As such, we will not take any team for granted,” highlighted Taylor.”We are (therefore) going to have to be on our P’s and Q’s to be right up there.”Meanwhile, as it relates to preparation, Taylor said it has been good so far, with the team looking to do well on their tour of South Africa.”In the few games that we have been in at the camp, the team really looks good,” she said.”It’s just for us to now prepare ourselves for South Africa and then take it from there.”The West Indians are scheduled to play three Twenty20 and three one-day internationals in South Africa.The Women’s World Twenty20 World Cup, which will be held between March 15 and April 9, will see the West Indies at the preliminary stage contesting Group B alongside England, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.last_img read more

‘Ebola Not in Liberia’

first_imgMinister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lewis Brown, has stated that the deadly Ebola virus, which was suspected to be in the country after it was announced that five of six persons who crossed over from neighboring Guinea have died from the virus, does not exist in Liberia.Speaking in an interview at his office on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 26, Minister Brown said all of the suspected cases that were reported are not Ebola as medical research has revealed.According to Min. Brown, “The cases reported do not confirm that these people who died or those undergoing treatment were/are infected by the Ebola virus. The patient transferred to the John F. Kennedy is doing well and the child who spent four days in the hospital [in Zorzor] is recovering.”Minister Brown explained that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and its partners have taken blood samples to Guinea and France for medical tests and observation. He expects results in the soonest possible time.“We do not have any evidence to show that anyone in Liberia has Ebola. All previous measures taken by the government were intended as precautions for the sake of our dear citizens, which is the best that a good government could do for its people in the situation.”Minister Brown explained that the press conference held by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Monday, March 24, was a precautionary measure taken to keep citizens informed due to Liberia’s shared border with Guinea.“Not a single case of actual Ebola was reported by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare or any of its partners including the World Health Organization (WHO). Those that were speculated to be Ebola patients are now recovering and doing well; two of them have been treated and discharged in Foya.”The Information Minister stated that the Health Ministry through its spokesman is calling on the general public to follow the essential measures as instructed by the Health Minister on Monday. The spokesman said that precaution is needed before further investigation or reports on the part of the media.Minister Brown said a person having dysentery, diarrhea, or vomiting with blood does not mean that he has Ebola as claimed by many in the country. He said that the Gov’t wanted to be clear that ‘cries of Ebola in Liberia’ were false.The Minister explained that hygiene is important to everyone whether Ebola is in the country or not. He called on the general public to continue washing their hands and adhering to the initial measures of Ebola prevention until further notice.“We want to re-emphasize that you should wash your hands with soap and water as frequently as possible, and avoid direct interactions with animals such as monkeys and consumption of their raw meat. You must treat your water with chlorine before drinking it for now. We will continue to provide medical reports and updates to the public,” he concluded.This latest summersault comes after Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. (MD) Walter Traub Gwenigale and his Deputy Minister, Dr. (MD) Bernice Dahn, who is the Chief Medical Officer for the Republic, had told news men women at a major Monday, March 24 press conference that the deadly Ebola virus, which is reported to have killed at least 60 person in neighboring Guinea, had crossed over into Liberia.They emphasized that as of that date—March 24—five of six persons, who crossed over to Liberia from Guinea, had died from the Ebola virus. They even further clarified that two of the five went back and died in Guinea and the three died on Liberian soil, while the sixth, a female child, was critical and being treated at a local health facility in Zorzor, Lofa County.Min. Lewis Brown, who now denied the presence of Ebola in Liberia, was also a part of the press conference at which the Health Ministry’s authorities announced that Ebola has crossed over into Liberia from Guinea.Meanwhile, Health Min. Gwenigale has told the Observer that no one has been quarantined at the JFK Medical Center because of Ebola.This paper was reliably told by an insider that a patient was quarantined on Tuesday, after health practitioners at the hospital noticed symptoms of the Ebola virus. Our source said the person had come from the suspected Ebola region in Lofa County.The Ministry of Health, in an update, dropped the number of deaths from the “suspected viral hemorrhagic fever” cases to four instead of five as it had announced earlier on Monday, March 24. However, authorities of the Health Ministry still maintain the six-person figure disclosed on Monday.The MOHSW said it continues to monitor and investigate cases of suspected viral hemorrhagic fever in the country.It is noteworthy that the Health Ministry no longer calls it the Ebola virus but “suspected viral hemorrhagic fever.”In a related development, the management of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center has also clarified that at no time did authorities in Ganta transfer Ebola or suspected Ebola cases at the hospital as was reported by the local media.JFK in a release said it is disappointing that others will choose to report such critical national issue without checking first with the hospital. “Management maintains that its various wards are one hundred percent free of Ebola patients and urged journalists to counter-check their stories before publication.”The hospital authorities said recent transfers from Ganta did not in any way come with referral slip indicating Ebola. JFK said every patient that is transfer from a health post comes with a referral slips from a medical practitioner and the slip will clearly state the patient cause of illness and all medications previously administered.It is not clear, however, how the JFK can deny the information when the Acting Chief Medical Officer of Ganta Hospital, Dr. Claude Monga, told a team of journalists on Tuesday, March 25, that two suspected Ebola cases were diagnosed at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital on Monday, March 24.He told journalists that the patients were immediately transferred to the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia because the Ganta hospital had nowhere to keep such patients.Dr. Monga said one of the patients, believed to be a nine-year-old girl, was brought from Guinea and was vomiting and excreting blood, days after she was admitted at the hospital. After discovering her condition, she was immediately transferred.He also noted the other patient didn’t vomit or excrete blood, but had been having persistent fever for the past five days and was also transferred.With an assist from Alaskai Moore Johnson, Observer Health CorrespondentShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hedges feels Canadians among top competitors heading to London

first_imgAfter a gruelling year of travel and competition, Hedges returned to his home town of Fort St. John on July 29 for some much needed rest, recovery and of course to spend some time with his family.However, the Energetic City isn’t a vacation for the Paralympian, as he spends a significant portion of his day shooting around to keep his skills sharp.He says the time at home also provides his body and mind the much needed rest and recovery period necessary for a high level athlete.- Advertisement -“I think it’s very important. It’s been a long haul, and its going to be a very intense, high pressure two to three weeks as we lead into the Paralympics, which start August 29 and run until September 8.”Compare that to his regular workout routine, which consists of two hours of team practice, following by a trip to the gym, a shoot around, weight training, a balanced diet, as well as the odd yoga, pilates and massage session, and maybe Fort St. John is a bit of a vacation.Hedges, who competed with Canada to win a silver at the 2008 Beijing Games, says he is more prepared this time and the experience of Beijing is helping in his training.Advertisement This will be no easy task, as according to Hedges, international play is a much quicker game, featuring very high quality players.However, Hedges remains confident in his team’s abilities on the court.”I really feel that we have a very good chance of winning this tournament with the way we are playing right now and the way we are working towards the games.”The Paralympian even went as far as saying the goal heading into the games is a gold medal.Hedges says that there is one game that he is particularly looking forward to, when Canada meets Great Britain in the second round robin game, alluding to the high intensity environment playing the host team will provide.Advertisement “Mentally I’m definitely more prepared. I know the rigors of the tournament and am more aware of the pressure that you put yourself under, so I’ll try to deal with that better and focus on the moment and not got overwhelmed by the end process and just work each day until the end goal.”Hedges and Team Canada enter the tournament ranked seventh – ranking that the point guard disagrees with. He says the team, consisting of nine returning players and three Paralympic Games rookies, should be slated in the top third or fourth spot. He says they played very well against the Americans as well as the Austrialians at this year’s World Championships, with both teams considered the favourites entering the Games.When discussing the play of his team, he says the Canadians’ strengths lie in their conditioning, saying the team is putting heavy emphasis on fitness and pushing each other to compete with the best opponents in the world. He also is very confident with the leadership Canada’s veterans have exhibited in preparation for the Games.Hedges says the area his team could work on is defence, pointing out the majority of competing teams have the ability to produce offensively, so the team will focus on defensive toughness. He says that if the team can stay solid defensively, it could wear their opponents down quickly and prove very beneficial.Advertisementcenter_img Sports has always been a passion for Hedges, who grew up playing hockey, baseball and even football, admitting he never considered basketball until following his accident.He says as a huge hockey fan growing up in B.C., he admired legendary Vancouver Canuck Trevor Linden, attributing his own leadership skills to those of the retired Canucks Captain.Until he’s in London himself, Hedges says being immersed in the current Olympics games from afar is actually beneficial for himself as he waits to begin competition at the Paralympic Games.”It’s good to watch and see. It’s good mental training as well. To see some of the adversity they are put through, seeing those situations and thinking about how you would deal with them yourself is a huge help.”Hedges says it’s a great honour to don the read and white jersey and represent Canada, especially knowing that back home he has the support of his friends and family, saying that if Canada does take home a medal, it will be making its way to northeast B.C. for a visit.Advertisementlast_img read more

ONE PERSON RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER TWO CAR CRASH

first_imgOne person has been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital this morning following a two car crash at Lunniagh, Derrybeg.Accident took place at Derrybeg.Two ambulance crews from Dungloe attended – the road was closed for a period but has now reopened.Motorists are advised to exercise caution as this particular stretch of road is reported to become slippery when wet. Accidents have occurred at this location on previous occasions.The injured person is not thought to be serious. ONE PERSON RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER TWO CAR CRASH was last modified: October 16th, 2013 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:car crashderrybeglast_img read more

Barcelona put £27m price tag on Leicester and Everton target

first_img 1 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Alcacer scored seven goals in 2017/18 REVEALED Latest Transfer News Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing three-way race LATEST moving on Both Leicester and Everton are rumoured to be interested in the former Valencia man, while clubs in Spain are continuing to monitor his situation.Barca are aware of the growing interest in Alcacer and, according to Sport, they have set the striker’s valuation at £27m. Leicester and Everton target Paco Alcacer has had £27m price tag placed on his head by Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.The forward has been linked with a move away this summer after recording just 23 appearances in all competitions for the Spanish giants last season. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star center_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED TOP WORK The Spanish champions’ demands are likely to be within the budgets of both Leicester and Everton, while a rumoured return to Valencia could also be on the cards. targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

Cold weather doesn’t deter fans from Mountcharles Opera Festival

first_imgThe inclement weather didn’t deter the stalwart fans who turned out to The Mountcharles Opera Festival on Friday to hear some wonderful music performed by Deborah Cunningham, Paul Martin, Evan McGarrigle and The Bluestack Chorale.The first half brought the audience on a journey that went from the warm Italian countryside to swing-time America stopping off for The Pearl Fishers Duet and Hansel & Gretel’s evening prayer along the way. Drama is always on the bill when Deborah, Paul and Evan take the stage and there was certainly plenty this year as they sang through the Angels and Demons themed second half, ending with the powerful finale from Gounod’s Faust.For the hardy souls who might want to venture into the gardens before the show, there were lots of umbrellas on hand, or for some, they preferred to take their seat and enjoy their glass of wine in the garden rooms before the performance. Either way, it was definitely an evening not to be missed.Cold weather doesn’t deter fans from Mountcharles Opera Festival was last modified: July 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Soybean Harvest Cab Cam – Bryan Condit, Delaware County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Every farmer in Ohio is taking advantage of a great week of weather to make a big dent in harvest progress. Condit Farms in Delaware County is now close to 25% complete and after some disappointing corn yields, are finding a much better soybean crop. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins rode along to find out more about early harvest results in the first soybean Cab Cam of 2016.last_img

Trade association leaders plead for Congress to Act on tax extenders

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Executives from 11 national trade associations sent a letter to House and Senate leaders, highlighting the urgent need for Congress to extend the expired biodiesel tax incentive before the end of the year.The association executives state in the letter, “There is broad bipartisan support for the biodiesel tax credit, and we believe that Congress can, and must, pass an immediate extension before returning home at the end of the year.”“America’s farmers and rural communities are facing overwhelming economic uncertainty right now due to policy instability. They are waiting for Washington to complete work on trade deals and stabilize markets for U.S. agricultural output in China, Canada and Mexico. The economic hardships are spreading throughout the economy,” the executives write.“One thing Congress can do before the end of the year to help rural economies and provide some policy stability is extend the expired biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive.”Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel. NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the entire biodiesel value chain, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors, as well as the U.S. renewable diesel industry.Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s VP of Federal Affairs, adds, “Biodiesel producers simply can’t wait any longer. Ten facilities have been shuttered this year, and more are on the verge of making that painful decision. More than 250 million gallons of production is now offline, idling hundreds of workers and impacting thousands of jobs. Our industry needs Congress to act before the end of the year to stop more shutdowns and job losses.”last_img read more

Reality Is Even More Persistent

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Reality is persistent. It is extremely inflexible. It doesn’t change because you don’t like it, nor does it change because you find it difficult, inconvenient, problematic, and challenging.You may want things to be different than they are, but reality is unaware and unconcerned with your wants and needs. You want things that are difficult to be easier. You want the outcomes you need without having to work so hard to achieve them. Reality does not change and is wholly unresponsive to what you want.The challenges you face may be personally and/or professionally difficult for you. Dealing with them can be stressful, and it can require emotional energy that would be placed somewhere else. Reality doesn’t respond to your emotions, and a heightened emotional state produces no greater or lesser result. Reality is unmoved by your emotions.Even though you may see reality as a problem, it isn’t. Reality is a neutral party. It doesn’t treat you any different than it treats anyone else. It is what it is, and it doesn’t care who bumps up against it, nor does it change because someone has more money, greater smarts, or some other perceived advantage.Because you cannot change reality, producing a different result means aligning yourself with reality.Reality is not what is stopping you from producing the result you want, and you know this is true because other people are producing that result right now, in spite of reality. Their approach is different than yours, and it’s likely that their strategies are also different.The challenges that you face right now have been faced by others before you, many of whom found a way to overcome those challenges while dealing with the very same reality that you share. If reality what was really stopping you, then it would have stopped everyone else before you. It’s like gravity; it applies to all people equally, and it makes no exceptions and has no preference.No matter how persistent you are, reality is even more persistent. If you want things to change, you have to change.last_img read more