Gilas settles for 1-1 after loss to Mongolia in Fiba 3×3 World Cup

first_imgThey return to action on Monday against Canada and Russia.In the earlier games, world no.1 Serbia topped Pool A with a 2-0 card after wins over New Zealand, 22-13, and the Netherlands, 21-17.Canada lead Pool C with a 2-0 record after wins over Mongolia, 21-15, and Russia, 20-17.Mongolia, the Philippines, and Russia are all tied at 1-1 while Brazil is at 0-2.Top two teams in each bracket advance to the quarterfinals on June 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations BaliPure survives Iriga in PVL quaterfinals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Mongolians take down the hosts. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE, Bulacan—The Philippines split its first two games in the group stage after it lost to Mongolia, 21-17, in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup Saturday at Philippine Arena.Gilas started off strong in the tournament and surprised Brazil, 15-7, in Pool C but their loss against the hot shooting Mongolians put them on a 1-1 card at the end day of Day 1.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Christian Standhardinger gave Gilas one last glimmer of hope with a layup to cut Mongolia’s lead to two, 19-17, but Enkhtaivan immediately delivered the dagger of a game-winner from deep.“We had our chances, and it’s all about knowing how to win in the end,” said Gilas head coach Ronnie Magsanoc. “Of course, no excuses for us because I thought we had chances to stay ahead but there were a lot of factors like team chemistry and defensive breakdowns.”“One thing I learned from watching the elite teams, when they get at 19 they’ll take the two-point shot no matter what. So we’re still there, but they closed out out with the two-pointer so we have to learn quickly and perform better.”Stanley Pringle had six points to lead Gilas while Pogoy and Troy Rosario each had four points with Standhardinger adding three.Gotov was mongolia’s top scorer with seven points with Enkhtaivan and Delgernyam Davaasambuu had six points apiece while Dulguun Enkhbat had two.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines initially held momentum at the start of the game with Roger Pogoy capping off an 8-3 run with a deep ball.Mongolia, however, quickly changed the tide and tied the game at 10-10 after Tsereenbaatar Enkhtaivan drove on Troy Rosario for the layup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPogoy then had the unfortunate fate of getting called with an unsportsmanlike foul, one that ultimately changed the game in favor of the Mongolians, on Tsenguunbayar Gotov who tied the game at 11-11.Gotov then extended Mongolia’s lead to 15-12 with a two-pointer with Enkhtaivan pushing the Mongols’ lead to 18-14 with an and-one layup. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Senate Leadership Discusses Bryant’s Death

first_imgLofa County Senior Senator Sumo Kupee has suggested to the plenary of Senate that further discussions on the demise of Charles Gyude Bryant, former Chairman of the erstwhile National Transitional Government of Liberia, be dealt with at the level of the leadership of that august body.“We don’t need to haul this too much,” said Sen. Kupee, “because Chairman Bryant’s contribution to this country was good for all of us, and if there is a problem I do not think that we should be pulling and hauling at this time of his demise. I think we can deal with it at the level of the leadership of the Senate, [who] will subsequently inform the plenary what the decisions are.”Describing the issue as a very sensitive state matter, Pro Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley agreed with Senator Kupee that it be handled at the level of the leadership of the Senate.The decision by the Senate at its 28th day sitting Thursday was prompted by a verbal concern raised by Maryland County Senator John Ballout on the lack of discussion from the position of the Senate on the death of Chairman Bryant, who passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia, at the age of 65.Senator Ballout, who hails from the same county as the late NTGL leader, said the lack of discussion from the position of the Senate concerning the death of former Chairman Bryant, as well as the bereaved family’s decision to exclude the Government of Liberia from official participation in his funeral ceremony, needs that body’s attention.“I opted to bring to the attention of the plenary the lack of discussions of the passing of a very eminent past leader, and for whatever reason or circumstances surrounding his death and the implications therein contained, it still doesn’t stop this plenary from being informed of his passing, from discussing his passing or having a representation to the family. We are talking about somebody responsible for transitioning this country from war to peace. His death has to be formally brought to the attention of the plenary, but that has not been done.”Responding to Senator Ballout’s concern, Pro Tempore Findley disclosed that neither he, nor the President of the Senate or Secretary of the Senate has received any official communication from the family of the former Transitional leader.“I think there are some issues between the family and the state, and I don’t know if those issues have been resolved. But as soon as those issues have been resolved we expect information from the Executive Mansion to the Legislature.”The late Bryant led the country’s sixth interim government, known as National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL), from October 2003 to January 2006 as the consensus choice of the three major warring factions – Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), and Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia.According to the family, it was Chairman Bryant’s wish that there be No Panegyric, No Official Gazette issued, No Laying in State, No 21-Gun Salute, No Military Escort, or any State function over his remains. The families intend to carry out his wishes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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THE RESOLVE TO BE AND DO BETTER (PART ONE): DEFINTIONS AND BACKGROUND TO SERIES

first_imgIt is indeed a great privilege to see a new year (2016). So many persons could not make it to the New Year though they would have loved to do so. Those of us who are permitted, by some divine providence, to still be here on earth should be asking ourselves these soul searching questions:“Why am I still here when I could have died last year? For what purpose am I left on earth? How may I spend my remaining days wisely? How can I improve myself and others this year and the years to come?” The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to reflect deeply and begin on the right footing.Therefore I am introducing a series that is intended to help my readers and myself to make the right start or restart early on in the year. The series focuses on the general need to make life better for self and others. It will consider topics like the meaning and purpose of life and how to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges that come one’s way to improve self and others. The series will proceed as follows. This introductory article will define the key terms and concepts of the series and provide a background and thereby put it in context. The second article will delve into the question of the meaning and purpose of life. The focus of the third article will be on the power of determination. In the fourth article the focus will zero in on the opportunities available to each human person in one form or the other. The fifth article will consider how one may convert challenges, problems or liabilities to assets. The thrust of the sixth article will be on how to deal with detractors and obstacles that challenge good intentions and efforts. And, the seventh and concluding article will center on how to share some of what one gains from tenacity and hard work.Now we turn our attention to definitions. To resolve is to make a conscious decision and to stick to it; to be firm in solving a problem or in achieving a goal. To work in our context means to go beyond talking and planning to concrete actions to achieve a goal. It is to pay the price for a positive result. To make better is to improve, make progress, and to move to the next level in life.This series is offered against the background that life as a whole is a precious gift from the Creator and as such is an opportunity that can be turned into success or that can be wasted. The ELBS former boss, Ambrose Mah, once said (perhaps quoting from someone else) ‘You are the architect of your own life”. That means among other things that each person is responsible for success or failure in life. In large measure each person determines the overall outcome of his or her life.From a Christian perspective life is a priceless gift from God who is the ultimate architect of all of life but who requires human cooperation to fulfill the purpose for each life. God has created humans with freewill and will not force anyone to be what she/he does not want to. We need God and God requires our cooperation to make success out of us. St. Augustine of Hippo put it like this: “Without God we cannot and without us God will not.” In other words, we cannot do without God. We need God’s grace, natural resources (air, vegetation, sunshine, rain etc), protection, guidance and power to achieve so many things. But God requires our cooperation to achieve his purposes for us and the world. So many good things cannot be done unless people avail themselves and take advantage of the opportunities around them by turning them into assets that can benefit self and others.It is therefore incumbent upon every person to seek ways to make something good out of one’s life of whatever kind. The Bible through the Apostle Paul encourages believers to make the most of the opportunity (Ephesians 5:16). This is how he puts it: “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish but understand what the will of the Lord is.”So then, the series is meant to assist everyone to trust God, plan and work hard to achieve many positive things in life for the glory of God and the good of self, family, community and the wider world. Let us stop missing opportunities and make something of ourselves and contribute to the betterment of life. Subsequent articles will endeavor to show how.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Orange Liberia’s ‘Infinity Pack’ Offers Data, Unlimited Calls Anywhere

first_imgMamadou Coulibaly, CEO, Orange LiberiaOrange Liberia has launched perhaps its most compelling product since the company took over and rebranded from Cellcom GSM earlier this year.  The product, dubbed the ‘Infinity Pack,’ aims to give subscribers “unlimited access to” local and international calls within and out of the Orange network, all for a flat monthly fee of US$29.Speaking on the significance of the “Infinity Pack,” the marketing officer of Orange, Noel Chateau, said before their arrival to take over from Cellcom, they were made familiar with Liberia and its people, their needs and challenges. “Infinity is about no limit and we know that three days free call is really close to the hearts of the Liberian people… We heard about you, we heard about our customers and we know that unlimited is very important for the Liberian people,” Chateau said.Noel, Marketing VP, Orange LiberiaHe said the “Infinity Pack” offers customers longer free calls than the well-known three-day free calls, “and this is so because for as low as US$29 a customer can now get a phone with a huge internet bundle, unlimited call minutes for local and international (preferably USA and Canada) as well as to other telecommunications networks for a whole month beginning this December.”“No more worry on whether 24 minutes will truly last and end your important call with a loved one from abroad. All you need to do is to buy the ‘Infinity Pack,’” he said, adding that Orange subscribers can dial *888# to access “Infinity Pack.”Explaining further how the company came up with the “infinity” concept, Chateau said the figure eight (8) turned sideways is the infinity symbol (∞). This also explains the use of the *888# code, as well as the fact that the product was launched on the 8th of December this year.Harry T. Yuan, the Commissioner responsible for Governmental Affairs and National Policy at the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), over the weekend admonished the management of Orange Liberia — which bought out Cellcom Telecommunications Inc., to emulate their (Cellcom) good examples and do better to contribute towards the improvement of the living standards of the impoverished citizenry.Making remarks at the company’s launch of “Infinity Pack” held at a resort in Monrovia, Commissioner Yuan said people in Liberia will need from Orange nothing short of Cellcom’s endless programs that impacted many lives over the years. “What we have to say to you tonight is that your predecessor was a trailblazer in the telecommunications sector before you came here. We do not expect anything less,” he noted.He added that unless Orange continues with the same momentum as Cellcom, LTA and the Liberian people will not consider it as the entity it took over from nearly two years ago.“Thank you for what you have on the table for us but we look forward to greater things from Orange. Orange has made 4G internet speed program available in the country in ten of our fifteen political subdivisions. We want you to cover the whole country so that everyone, even in the remotest part of this nation will have access to the current day communication system and its programs that are advancing the world in many respects,” he said.He requested Orange’s commitment to ensuring that its programs, including phones and other accessories, reach other parts of the country. “Before the coming in of Cellcom to Liberia, a SIM card was sold for US$65. It changed when Cellcom brought the price of a SIM card to as low as US$5 and scratch cards that were sold at US$25, US$15 and so on are now sold at US$1 or even below; and SIM cards are also sold less than US$1,” he recounted.Yuan also pointed out that unlike the days when there was a monopoly over the telecommunications industry, at which point in time only a handful of people could afford and use cell phones, today a million or more Liberians and other nationals living in the country have personal phones.Orange Liberia’s Communications Strategist, Kimmie L. Weeks, introduces CEO Mamadou CoulibalySpeaking earlier, the chief executive officer of Orange, Mamadou Coulibaly, said rebranding a multi-million dollar company such as a telecommunications company is not an easy task but with focus and commitment to the rebuilding of a country like Liberia, Orange will do better to uplift the country’s economy.“The success of our re-branding was not only as the result of the hard work of the dynamics and motivations but also because you and thousands of other Liberians were open to us and welcome us wholeheartedly,” Coulibaly said. “During our re-branding, our Africa Orange CEO, Mr. Bruno Meddling, made a strong commitment to Liberia. He promised that Orange will build hundreds of more new sites this year and open a 4G site with an intensity not only in Monrovia but in the other parts of the country as well,” he noted.He said Meddling promised that Orange will improve its services in the country in order to enhance businesses.He said in fulfillment of Meddling’s promises, Orange has invested over US$10 million to improve its services in the country and allow business owners to have a fair share of the end result of the ongoing telecommunications modernization in the country.“And today I can tell you that we have covered ten county cities with our 4G network program and we hope to go beyond, preferably to every corner of this country. This is why we are making available new products every now and then as we continue to engage you, our customers,” he noted.As Orange continues to design new products and services, he said the three-day free call campaign will continue unabated. Coulibaly said the ‘Infinity Pack’ can be found at all Total gas stations, Orange agent centers and the Orange headquarters in Monrovia.Meanwhile, Dr. Kimmie L. Weeks, Communications Strategist for Orange Liberia, also took the opportunity to introduce a series of new gadgets provided by the company, including the latest iPhone, as well as a drone and couple of other mobile phones branded by Orange.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Jealous Man ‘Kills’ Wife in Nimba

first_imgThen kills himselfA man believed to be in his late 20s on November 23 brutally killed his wife, Mercy Tiah, in Gbei Bonlah Town, Twah River District, Nimba County, for allegedly having extramarital affairs.An eyewitness told this newspaper that the man, Freddy Loleh, shot his wife with a single barrel gun during the early hours, while the lady was sitting on a bench in front of their home.The single barrel gun scattered her internal organs. She died before she could be taken to a nearby clinic.Loleh left his Garplay home, not too far from Gbei Bonlah, near the Liberia-Ivory Coast border, and was staying with the woman where the incident took place.“After he had killed the lady,” an eyewitness said, “he fled into the bush where he later took his own life.”This has been the third time this year that a man has reportedly killed his spouse for suspected extra-marital affairs.In May, a man killed his wife in Leesonnon Clan, and then later killed himself few meters away from where he had killed the woman.Also in May, another man killed his girlfriend in Dulay Town, near the Liberia-Ivory Coast border, and an angry mob is believed to have beaten the man to death.Meanwhile, family members of Mercy Tiah have laid her to rest, while the remains of her murderer was loaded in a bag and returned to his family in Garplay Town, an eyewitness said.Investigation continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt refuses to conduct social, economic assessments

first_imgGuySuCo takeoverEven as the coalition Government assured that no decision would be taken on the future of the cash-strapped and heavily indebted Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) without meaningful consultations with the relevant stakeholders, it has come under criticism for not undertaking any social or economic assessments.At one of its consultation meetings on Saturday, the State’s delegation was asked whether any assessments were done before, particularly ahead of its decision to close the Wales Sugar Factory to ascertain the implications.The Skeldon Sugar FactoryThe delegation was led by Second Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and included Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, Social Protection Minister Amna Ally, and Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharma. The issue was raised by the Opposition’s representative Irfaan Ali, who along with Juan Edghill were at the meeting.Opposition Member Irfaan Ali“When I enquired from GuySuCo about any social or economic assessment that was done to inform any of the Government plans and recommendations, which include closure of estates, it was quite revealing to learn that none was done. How could the Government even contemplate a position on such an important industry to the economy and people without examining the social and economic implications?” Ali pointed out to Guyana Times.He noted that both the Sugar Corporation and the Government officials acknowledged that despite neither of these studies being done, they went ahead with the closure of Wales Estate since they saw no need for it.“This is the height of irresponsibility and we must not tolerate this as a people. The social and economic landscape of tens of thousands is being dissipated without any assessment of what the decision means for the country and people,” Ali remarked.The Opposition member further said that what was even more shocking was Vice President Ramjattan’s response that Government has enough information to make their decision. Ali outlined that the Minister even went on to say that if the Opposition wants a social and economic study they can do it themselves.GAWU President Komal Chand“It is clear that the Government has no concern about the welfare of these communities, the people and the sugar industry. An examination of the social and economic impact of any decision relating to the sugar industry is fundamental if we are to understand the holistic contribution of this industry to national life,” he explained.According to the Caribbean Development Bank mechanisation report December 2014, “the sugar industry still contributes around five per cent of GDP; provides direct employment for approximately 16,000 (in 2013) (95 per cent male); supports over 300 services providers; and is the third largest contributor of foreign exchange. It also plays a critical socio-economic and environmental role in the predominantly low-income coastal communities where cultivation and processing are concentrated.”Meanwhile, President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU), Komal Chand, who was also at the meeting, also told this newspaper that Government was irresponsible in not conducting any assessment beforehand.He explained that a social economic impact study should have been done, especially since Government will soon be making a decision on the beleaguered sugar industry.“Having not done a study or assessment on an industry that has such a wide-spread effect is big and having not done any, they say they will not do one now… It does not show that they are a responsible Government and a Government that cares about the people,” Chand noted.The GAWU head explained that the closure of GuySuCo will have far reaching implications not only because of the thousands of workers who will be displaced, but because there are thousands more Guyanese who depend upon the workers’ income.He pointed out that the spin-off effect of the workers distributing their income and the effects it has on the economy, is something that Government is not bothered about, otherwise they would have done the assessments, which would have provided critical information about how much the Guyanese population depended on the sugar industry and the consequence of closing the industry.According to Chand, the assessment would have also highlighted what other sector or industry the displaced workers can possibly turn to.There continues to be uncertainty over the future of GuySuCo with accusations of “secrecy” against Government, following a deal struck a Trinidadian company.Last month, Guyana Times broke the story that Trinidadian company D Rampersad and Company Limited (DRCL) was likely to rake in major benefits from the Guyana Government, including favourable tax incentives for the development of an integrated sugarcane processing facility at the Skeldon Sugar Estate, after the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked in December for the undertaking of a feasibility study.However, Government has since denied any secrecy in a deal struck with a Trinidadian company, with Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman pointing out that it was merely a MoU to conduct a feasibility study.Moreover a few days after, the coalition administration was faced with more backlashes after it was revealed that Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo’s son-in-law is reportedly working to bring in investors for a possible takeover of the cash-strapped GuySuCo.A previous correspondence from the Agriculture Ministry had stated that it was having dialogue on potential investments in GuySuCo with representatives of an India-based Company with extensive knowledge of the sugar industry, Srinath Ispat Limited.last_img read more

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“Birthday boy” killed after car slams into utility pole

first_imgA Georgetown resident was in the wee hours of Friday morning killed after the car in which he was travelling slammed into a utility pole at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. Two others are reportedly in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The mangled carDead is 25-year-old Isaiah Corlette of Lot 99 Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown.Based on information received, the incident occurred at about 01:30h when motorcar PWW 676 which was driven by 25-year-old Mikhail Punch of Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara, was proceeding along the roadway with two other passengers which included Corlette and Akeesha Jones of Leopold Street, Work-en-Rust, Georgetown.Punch reportedly lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a utility pole. As a result of the impact, the occupants were flung from the vehicle where they sustained severe injuries.They were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) where Corlette was pronounced dead on arrival, while the two others were treated and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.Guyana Times understands the three persons were returning home from the usual lime at Plaisance Line Top, where the now dead man started his birthday celebrations.When this publication visited the home of the deceased, relatives explained that they got the dreaded news at about 02:00h. They were told that the young Corlette was involved in an accident.The deceased: Isaiah CorletteWithout hesitation, the relatives rushed to the scene only to see the mangled vehicle. They were told that the injured were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital. One of the dead man’s relatives told Guyana Times that they were made to understand the driver was under the influence of alcohol which could have contributed to the accident.“One of his friends tell him not to go but he said that he trust the man so they decide to come home with him. From what I hear, he was drunk.”Meanwhile Corlette’s father, Shawn Corlette, explained that his son was a cigarette vendor at the Stabroek Market. “… He went to the [Plaisance] Line Top cause today was his birthday so he was starting the birthday early. When they were coming down, I don’t know is what really happen but he went into an accident.”Corlette leaves to mourn his parents, five brothers and two sisters. Police have launched an investigation into the accident.last_img read more

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Malik named Guyana Amazon Warriors Captain

first_imgVeteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik will lead local franchise Guyana Amazon Warriors in their 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign, which bowls off from August 9.Guyana Amazon Warriors Operations Manager Omar KhanWith the tournament just weeks away, the announcement was made on Thursday by Warriors Operations Manager Omar Khan. Tickets for the first three home games at Providence went on sale officially on Thursday, and Khan, following the press conference at the Warriors’ ticketing head office at Camp and Quamina Streets, confirmed that the Pakistani would skipper the Warriors this season.Khan further confirmed that the team would be commencing their pre-tournament encampment in a few weeks, adding that following the end of the camp, the team would have one final session prior to their first game on August 9.“Our team will be assembling on the 2nd of August and the camp starts on the 3rd to the 7th. So, the camp will be from the 3rd-7th and we will practise normal on the 8th for the match the next day,” said Khan.Shoaib MalikMalik, who is just three runs short of 7000 international ODI runs, is rated among the best limited-overs players in the world currently with almost 10,000 T20 runs in total, under his belt.The Warriors Operations Manager said the in-form 36-year-old was ideal for the position, given his statistics and him having captained his country as well as other franchises in the past.“The coaching staff plus the management looked at the quality of the players and who would be the best leader. He has led Pakistan before; he has led franchise teams all over the world. He has good stats under his belt and he’s a team person,” added Khan.With the Warriors reaching the final on three occasions, Khan believes that the guys will need to shake their mental block, which he thinks is something they can work on. He further added that fewer mistakes in the format coupled with proper execution of plans is key to success in the T20 tournament.Meanwhile, the players will assemble in a few weeks as the Amazon Warriors get their title hunt campaign on the road, as they prepare for their opening encounter against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.last_img read more

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Wenger revals Arsenal starlet set for Premier League debut against Swansea

first_img Alex Iwobi 1 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hinted that he could give Alex Iwobi his Premier League debut against Swansea this weekend.The 19-year-old winger made his first-team bow on Tuesday night as the Gunners crashed out of the Capital One Cup with a 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.In that clash both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott picked up injuries, ruling them out of action until after the upcoming international break.And Iwobi is now battling it out with Joel Campbell to start on the right wing for the Premier League clash at Swansea on Saturday.“Campbell and Alex Iwobi [could play out right]. Santi can play there as well but he has become very important centrally,” said Wenger.“The problem sometimes is that you can destroy two departments if you move one player out. We control the ball better with Santi in the middle.”last_img read more

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THE FIGHTER NIKKI BRADLEY AIMING TO SET A NEW WORLD RECORD!

first_imgFEATURES: Despite recently becoming the first woman to abseil Fanad Head Lighthouse, it doesn’t look like Nikki Bradley is ready to slow down yet.Nikki is currently in training to attempt a Guinness World Record. If successful, Nikki will hold the title as the fastest woman on earth to complete a 5k on crutches. When speaking  of her upcoming record attempt Nikki told Donegal Daily, “I am excited to get stuck in.“I have been on crutches for many years so in a way I have been training for this for a long time without knowing it!”Nikki received news from Guinness on July 26th that her application had been accepted and has set herself the task of organising the record attempt before the 22nd of September 2015.On this date Nikki is scheduled to travel to Birmingham to speak with consultants who are planning high risk surgery on her right hip. If surgery goes ahead she will out of commission for months.Nikki has decided to do as much as she can before then.Nikki unofficially smashed the record on the 9th of May beating the current time by 15 minutes and 11 seconds but wants to repeat it and break her own record.Her previous attempt was 44:19. She hopes to do it again in 40/41 minutes.“I would love to shave a few minutes off my original time but it will be hard to keep the pace going as my shoulders and hands will likely become tired and stiff.“I hope to zone out and power on through despite any discomfort. The rewards will outweigh the pain! I can’t wait, bring it on! Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny  have kindly given Nikki use of their track to train on and if you see her pounding the pavement give her your support!If you would like to get in touch with Nikki you can email info@nikkibradleyspeaks.comTHE FIGHTER NIKKI BRADLEY AIMING TO SET A NEW WORLD RECORD! was last modified: August 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

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