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Des supporters portugais se trompant de Francfort : c’était un coup de pub

first_imgLQ/AFP Elle avait été relayée par de nombreux médias, dont l’AFP : l’histoire des deux supporters du Benfica Lisbonne qui s’étaient soi-disant trompés de “Francfort” en consultant leur GPS était fausse et conçue pour une campagne publicitaire.Jeudi, de nombreux médias ont rapporté cette histoire insolite : deux supporters portugais, partis de Lisbonne en voiture, s’étaient retrouvés à 600 km de la Commerzbank Arena où l’Eintracht Francfort accueillait jeudi leur club du Benfica en quart de finale retour de la Ligue Europa de football. En tapant “Francfort” sur leur GPS, ils étaient censés s’être retrouvés à Francfort-sur-l’Oder, situé à la frontière germano-polonaise, soit à 600 km de Francfort-sur-le-Main où se trouve le siège de l’Eintracht.Mais il s’agissait en fait d’une intox, révélée vendredi par franceinfo qui s’est appuyé sur plusieurs indices pour démonter la supercherie. Tout d’abord, l’auteur de publications sur le réseau social Instagram décrivant leur supposé périple, un certain Alvaro Oliveira, s’avère être en fait un acteur, Marcelo Rodrigues. Celui-ci avait publié une photo sur son propre compte Instagram le localisant en Allemagne, alors qu’il était censé être encore au Portugal. Parmi d’autres indices relevés par franceinfo, le compte du supposé Alvaro Oliveira n’avait été créé que quelques jours avant son voyage supposé. De même, taper “Francfort” sur un GPS depuis le Portugal génèrerait par défaut Francfort-sur-le-Main, rendant ainsi impossible de se retrouver dans l’autre Francfort, plusieurs centaines de kilomètres plus à l’est.C’est finalement du compte Instagram d’ “Alvaro Oliveira” qu’est venue la clé de cette intox : une publicité pour le magazine allemand consacré au football 11Freunde, “un des rares magazines auxquels vous pouvez faire confiance”, y a été postée vendredi.center_img Partagerlast_img read more

Finales des Coupes d’Europe : les prix des billets explosent

first_imgL’UEFA est “irresponsable” a attaqué vendredi l’entraîneur de Liverpool Jürgen Klopp, après que de nombreux supporters se sont émus des coûts des voyages et de l’envol des prix des places pour les finales des Coupes d’Europe suite aux qualifications de quatre clubs anglais.Tottenham et Liverpool s’affronteront en finale de Ligue des champions le 1er juin à Madrid, et Aresnal et Chelsea seront opposés en finale de Ligue Europa le 29 mai à Bakou. Les fans des deux clubs londoniens vont ainsi devoir planifier un voyage de 9 000 kilomètres pour un aller-retour dans la capitale azérie.“Les gars qui décident du lieu des finales, je ne sais pas ce qu’ils prennent au petit déjeuner… Bakou, je n’ai aucune idée de comment aller là-bas, je ne sais même pas s’il y a des vols réguliers vers cette destination”, a regretté le technicien allemand. “Ces décisions doivent être plus réfléchies, ils doivent montrer davantage de considération pour les fans quand ils choisissent les villes qui accueillent les finales. C’est irresponsable, je ne sais pas comment ils font”. Partager Hausse de 840%Il n’y a effectivement aucun vol direct entre Londres et Bakou prévu pour la semaine précédant la finale. Les supporters londoniens sont en outre excédés de voir que l’UEFA n’a alloué que 6 000 billets à chacun des deux clubs qualifiés, pour un stade olympique qui contient 68 700 places. Arsenal, qui a aussi fait savoir son mécontentement quant au faible nombre de tickets alloués, estime que ses supporters devront débourser plus de 1 100 euros rien que pour le voyage aller-retour à Bakou. Et ce sans compter le prix de l’hébergement et de la place au stade.Les fans de Liverpool et Tottenham, s’ils auront davantage de facilité à rejoindre Madrid, ont cependant vu les prix des avions, des hôtels et des billets pour le match exploser. “Notre joie d’atteindre la finale est douchée par le prix du voyage, de l’hébergement et des billets”, notent les supporters des deux clubs dans un communiqué conjoint. “Les prix des vols vers Madrid et les villes environnantes ont explosé de 840%. Les prix des chambres d’hôtel sont à plus de 1 100 euros la nuit (…) et les billets pour le match sont à plus de 600 euros, c’est de l’extorsion”.LQ/AFPlast_img read more

Luxembourg-Portugal : les notes des joueurs

first_img Partager Le milieuSkenderovic 7 : À regarder le replay du premier but, on peut se demander s’il ne devait pas être dans les parages de Bruno Rodrigues lorsque ce dernier démarre de la deuxième ligne pour plonger dans le dos de la défense. Mais même si ce devait être le cas, cela n’enlève rien à sa très grosse performance à la récupération au milieu. On ira même jusqu’à dire qu’on ne l’avait plus vu ainsi depuis le 0-0 des Roud Léiwen à Toulouse voici deux ans où il officiait déjà au même poste. Oui, rien que ça.Barreiro 7 :  Pratiquement à chaque fois qu’on le voit à l’œuvre, on reste bluffé par le volume de jeu, l’engagement et l’envie de ce «gamin» (il n’a toujours que 19 ans). Hier, pendant un moment de cette partie, il a véritablement régné sur le milieu de terrain. Malgré les noms et CV qu’il y avait en face. Remplacé à la 74e par Sinani.Turpel 6 : Une belle activité pendant une heure sur le flanc droit où, en duo avec Jans, il a parfois mis en boîte le latéral gauche portugais, Guerreiro. Mais il y a eu aussi pas mal de déchet à la construction, notamment en raison de l’état de la pelouse. Remplacé à la 59e par Olivier Thill (6) qui a livré une belle montée dans l’axe, derrière l’attaquant de pointe.V. Thill 6 : Même s’il a pris un ou deux tampons par l’excellent Danilo en début de partie, le joueur d’Orléans a sorti une grosse première période où il a causé pas mal de misère aux Portugais, avec sa technique et quelques percées. On se demande aussi où aurait fini son tir placé au quart d’heure si un défenseur portugais ne l’avait pas contré. Remplacé à la 81e par Joachim.Gerson Rodrigues 7 : Il a confirmé une nouvelle fois hier la dimension qu’il a prise offensivement dans cette équipe depuis l’entame de cette campagne. Et pourtant, il avait un vrai client hier avec en face de lui Ricardo Pereira, le défenseur de Leicester, auteur d’un bon match.L’attaqueDeville 5 : Plutôt ingrate la position d’attaquant de pointe dans un tel match, mais le joueur de Waldhof Mannheim ne s’en est pas mal tiré, même si quelques remises étaient hasardeuses…LE PORTUGALLa défenseRui Patricio 5/10 : Serein tout au long de la rencontre. Il n’a jamais eu besoin d’intervenir, mais il a dû rester attentif, car le risque est arrivé aux portes à quelques reprises… Mais à chaque fois le ballon est passé à quelques centimètres du cadre.Ricardo Pereira 7 : Il a abattu un travail énorme sur son côté droit. Sans cesse des courses vers l’avant pour trouver des solutions. Défensivement, il a eu du travail face à Gerson Rodrigues, mais au final il est parvenu à pas trop mal gérer le feu follet luxembourgeois mais natif de Lisbonne.José Fonte 6 : Il a répondu physiquement. Très costaud sur l’homme, il n’a pas laissé de répit à Deville, qui a eu des difficultés à sortir de son marquage. Parfois en difficulté sur les relances, mais en général, propre tout au long du match et un coup de tête sur corner qui n’est pas passé loin du cadre.Ruben Dias 6 : Le jeune défenseur du Benfica a été sans cesse en alerte. Il a répondu présent au combat. Les Luxembourgeois ne lui ont pas facilité la vie et à plusieurs reprises, il a pris des coups ce qu’il n’a pas vraiment apprécié.Raphael Guerreiro 5 : Il n’a pas réellement apporté ce qu’on attendait de lui. En tout cas, il n’est pas sorti du lot. Quelques difficultés à sortir de sa zone. Il n’a pas trop risqué sur son côté gauche, il a surtout géré défensivement.Le milieuDanilo 6 : Dès l’entame de la rencontre, il a montré qu’il était le patron du milieu de terrain. Toujours présent au combat avec son gabarit hors normes, il n’a pas hésité à distribuer des coups, mais il en a pris également. Très fort de la tête, il a gagné pratiquement tous ses duels. La sentinelle de l’équipe.Pizzi 4 : Il a eu quelques difficultés à entrer dans le jeu. La volonté de bien faire était là, mais il n’a pas été productif. Il a souvent manqué de précision dans ses passes, il s’est vu remplacé à une demi-heure de la fin par João Moutinho (5) qui est entré pour renforcer le milieu de terrain et apporter de la sagesse dans le jeu portugais. Il n’a pas été exceptionnel mais il a fait son travail en distribuant des ballons. Ce qu’il sait faire de mieux.Bruno Fernandes 5 : Comme au match aller, il n’a pas été flamboyant. Il n’apporte pas la même chose qu’au sein de son club du Sporting. C’est lui qui débloque la situation en inscrivant le premier but de la rencontre. Mais jusque-là, on ne l’avait pas beaucoup vu. Comme Pizzi, offensivement il y avait des lacunes dans son jeu.Bernardo Silva 8 : Sur les deux matches face au Luxembourg, il a été le meilleur sur le terrain. Il accumule les kilomètres au long des 90 minutes. Il était partout sur le terrain. Il a abattu un gros travail tant offensivement comme défensivement. Et que dire de ses passes millimétrées pour ses partenaires? Les deux passes décisives, c’est lui…L’attaqueAndré Silva 3 : Il a été la surprise de la rencontre. Personne ne s’attendait à le voir commencer le match. Il n’a pas répondu aux exigences. Il n’a pas profité d’avoir à ses côtés un Bernardo Silva et un Cristiano Ronaldo pour se créer des opportunités. Il a essayé parfois de décrocher, mais il n’a jamais réussi à s’entendre avec Ronaldo en attaque. Il s’est vu remplacer par Diogo Jota à 20 minutes du terme. Le joueur de Wolverhampton n’a pas vraiment eu le temps de se démarquer. Cristiano Ronaldo lui a volé l’occasion d’inscrire son premier but pour la sélection en poussant le ballon au fond des filets devant la ligne.Cristiano Ronaldo 3 : Ceux qui s’attendaient à un grand Cristiano, repartiront déçus. Il a été loin du CR7 qu’on connaît. Il avait deux objectifs : qualifier son équipe et atteindre la barre des 100 buts. Pour le deuxième objectif, il devra attendre, malgré son but. Il a été invisible tout au long du match. Malgré quelques frappes approximatives, il n’a jamais réussi à créer le danger.Julien Carette Punis à la fin des deux mi-temps… De vaillants Roud Léiwen se sont inclinés 0-2, dimanche contre le Portugal de CR7. Le Quotidien passe au crible un par un les joueurs de cette dernière rencontre internationale au stade Josy-Barthel.LE LUXEMBOURGLa défenseMoris 5/10 : Un match où il a été beaucoup moins sollicité qu’on aurait pu le craindre au départ. À un tel point qu’on se demande même s’il a dû effectuer un vrai arrêt sur le match. S’il ne peut rien sur les deux buts encaissés, il n’a pas été loin de réussir à sortir la balle sur le 0-2 d’un beau réflexe de la main, alors qu’il était déjà à terre.Jans 6 : Pas mal d’imprécisions et de déchet technique auxquels le capitaine ne nous avait habitués. Mais globalement effacé par son fighting spirit de tous les instants. Quelques belles montées offensives en première période qui ont pratiquement à chaque fois amené le danger. Le deuxième but portugais aurait dû être annulé pour une faute sur lui de Jota dans la surface…Chanot 7 : Une prestation assez énorme du défenseur de NY City face aux stars portugaises, que ce soit sur l’homme, à l’interception ou au niveau du placement.Gerson 6 : Après avoir été aligné au milieu de terrain jeudi en Serbie, le défenseur de Norrköping a retrouvé une place en défense centrale. Et lui aussi n’a pratiquement jamais été pris en défaut. On se demande juste ce qu’il se passe sur l’action du 0-1 où toute la défense n’est pas alignée sur la même ligne…Carlson 7 : On a beaucoup aimé les moments où on l’a vu bomber ou se frapper le torse tout en haranguant un joueur portugais qui lui faisait face. Démonstration de sa motivation. Et sa prestation a été à la hauteur! Un vrai guerrier.last_img read more

Dismay, disbelief as Italy miss World Cup for first time since 1958

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rome resident Enrico Doddi insisted Italy‘s players were good enough to have overcome Sweden.“They’re playing miserably at the moment but Italy still has a good set of players in my opinion,” he said. “It is all down to mentality.“You cannot have a good World Cup without Italy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Italy’s supporters react at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Italy and Sweden, on November 13, 2017 in a pub of Milan.Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 on Monday as they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off at the San Siro by Sweden, who qualified with a 1-0 aggregate victory. AFP PHOTO / Piero CRUCIATTIItaly‘s failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years was greeted by a mixture of disbelief, dismay and resigned disappointment by fans across the country.In Rome’s trendy San Lorenzo district, the Le Mura bar, which showed Monday night’s playoff crunch with Sweden on a big screen, emptied at the final whistle after a goalless stalemate which condemned the Azzurri to a 1-0 aggregate defeat.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img READ: Italy miss out on World Cup as Sweden qualify“It is really very sad because watching the World Cup was something that really brought us together as Italians,” said recent graduate Stefania Pusateri, heading for the exit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“But what is sure is that the shock will be even worse for my father. He is 54 years old and he has never had to go through something like this.”Sitting alongside Pusateri, friend Davide Penna concurred. “I still can’t believe it has happened,” he said. “We have never experienced anything like this. It’s over.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ “Tomorrow I will wake up and my life will go on but this summer I will do something else.”Another added: “The disappointment is a double one –- first because we are not good, but second because we were beaten by a team that is even worse than us.”‘Completely unthinkable’Back in the Rome bar, the view that Italy deserved to be on the plane to Russia was disputed by journalism student Christian Dalenz.“The reality is they were not good enough, they haven’t earned the right to be at the World Cup. This is a very weak squad. It just does not have enough world-class players who can make the difference.”The extent of the shock that non-qualification represents for Italian football was underlined by the pre-match confidence of most fans that Gigi Buffon and co. would pull through.“It is not as if Sweden are that strong a team,” Fabio Votano, a Roman who was only a toddler when Italylast missed out on a World Cup finals, had told AFPTV hours before kick-off.“Not winning is completely unthinkable, basically something that has never happened before. For Italy, getting to the World Cup finals is almost a duty.”Italy ended up in the playoffs as a result of finishing second in their qualifying group behind Spain.They then put in a sluggish performance in the first leg in Sweden, when the home side edged a scrappy, physical affair thanks to substitute Jakob Johansson’s deflected shot just after the hour mark. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Royals’ Yost: ‘Glad to be alive’ after injury on farm Similar sentiments were voiced by fans coming out of the San Siro stadium in Milan after Monday’s 0-0 draw.“I am disappointed with the whole football system in Italy,” said Mirko Palmieri. “It is the umpteenth failure of our country. Even here (at the San Siro), we can’t get the job done.”Italy not being at the World Cup will be a new experience for most of the country’s fans, and few of them are looking forward to the experience of watching from the sidelines.The four-time champions opted not to play at the first World Cup in 1930 but they have been present at every other edition apart from 1958, when they also failed to qualify.“I was born with Italy being a part of the World Cup, and it has always been like that,” one supporter told AFP on his way out of the Milan stadium.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Alyssa, Jia shift focus to PH squad

first_imgPSL accommodated the National squad to test its mettle but players will have to suit up for their home clubs when their teams take on the Nationals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees PH 5 on hostile ground Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado may have passed up on stints in the Philippine Superliga, but the Premier Volleyball League standard bearers vowed to join the national women’s team in its Japan training late next month.This was assured by Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. acting president Peter Cayco who said Valdez and Morado will join their teammates from the rival league in the two-week camp prior to the Indonesia Asian Games in August.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “That’s what they told me, I didn’t ask them but they said they will go to Japan,” said Cayco on Sunday of the stars of Creamline, a team in the PVL Reinforced Conference.Valdez and Morado, who command hundreds of thousands of followers in social media, have been barred from seeing action with the Philippine team in the ongoing PSL Invitationals.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 crown“That’s expected,” added Cayco, referring to the rivalry between the two leagues.The Nationals will take on PSL teams starting with their June 28 showdown against reigning champion Cignal. View commentslast_img read more

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More dents in local drug network to come – outgoing US Ambassador

first_imgWhile positing that a lot more work needs to be done, outgoing United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, has lauded efforts by drug enforcement agencies, both local and foreign, for trying to put a dent in the illegal narcotics trade in Guyana.Being positioned on the South American continent with strong ties to the Caribbean region, Guyana has long been identified as a transshipment point for major drug trafficking activities. It was against this backdrop that the US established a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) office here.Ambassador Holloway had played a critical role in the setting up of the DEA office here, which was done in February 2016 – less than five months after his arrival in Guyana.During a recent interview with a group of local journalists ahead of his formal departure on December 9, after serving his three-year tenure, Ambassador Holloway asserted that it was too early to gage the success of the DEA here but noted that more positive results can be expected in the coming years.“… The investigation of narcotics crime and the related crime of money laundering, these investigations take years and not weeks or months. So if you’re going to bring down an organisation or a kingpin type person, you don’t do that in a week or two weeks.”He noted that the DEA has done a great job in Guyana.“They are not Policemen, they are liaison, they are here to share information, develop information, talk to people… Now after three years with the DEA here, we are beginning to develop some stuff. But I think in the next two or three years, you are going to see a lot more positive actions coming from your law enforcement entities and them cooperating with international law enforcement,” the US Diplomat stated.One of those developments the former Ambassador spoke about is the arrest of Guyanese hotelier, Shervington “Big Head” Lovell, who was arrested in Jamaica last month for narcotics trafficking. He was recently extradited to the US where he faced additional charges.According to reports, Lovell, who is the owner of Hotel Tower on Main Street, Georgetown, was arraigned before a Magistrate in a New York Court and pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to violate Maritime Drug Enforcement Law.Following months of investigation and intelligence gathering, the US issued an arrest warrant for the Guyanese businessman in August. However, his detainment was strategic since authorities were monitoring his movements over the past months, which saw him meeting with associates in both Georgetown and Jamaica, as they allegedly planned a cocaine shipment to The Netherlands.Court documents from the US revealed Lovell allegedly sought help on how to launder money from The Netherlands, since he had reportedly done so from the US and Canada. It was the first time Lovell was attempting to pursue such via the European country.Nevertheless, Lovell’s arrest, Ambassador Holloway posited, was as a result of collaboration between the DEA office and local law enforcement agencies such as the Guyana Police Force and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).“It just so happens he was arrested in Jamaica but there was a lot of reasons for that. He was meeting up with some other guys so it was a way to get everybody in one place at one time. That has been a small success story,” he noted.According to the outgoing US Diplomat, he has not seen any evidence to show that transshipment has gotten worst during the three years he has been in Guyana. However, he pointed out that the fight against this scourge of narco-trafficking has not ended.“It is illegal so they don’t tell you how much is shipping through or not shipping through… [But] there is still drugs shipping through Guyana, there is drugs shipping through every country in South America. So Guyana is not alone in being a transshipment point,” he said.Holloway went on to note that local authorities are working hard in trying to do whatever they can with the limited resources they have. Against this backdrop, he posited that more needs to be done to curb narco-trafficking activities, especially those that use the country as a transshipment point.“Guyana is so large and so under populated. I mean, there are so many places you can [go] in and out if you have the money and resources. And these guys are well funded and they don’t have to play by the rules. I think, my gut feeling is that things have gotten a little better as far as the big, big shipments going through Guyana,” the US Diplomat stated.Asked by Guyana Times whether the DEA Office has been able to tap into the drug network that it suspected was here, the outgoing Ambassador explained that while they knew of certain individuals and organisations operating in Guyana, this is hard to prove.“[But] by coming here, we gathered a lot more information on those organisations and individuals. We have been working closely and can actually share information that we have with the Police and CANU. I think the next three years you are going to see a little bit of an acceleration of activity. Not because people were not working hard, but eventually this information reached a point where all of a sudden, it can be tied together and something can be done,” Ambassador Holloway stated. (Vahnu Manikchand)last_img read more

An ambassador of love

first_imgWorldwide dating prospects: Sen. Hillary Clinton said that if she wins the presidency, she would name hubby Bill Clinton to an ambassadorship. The former president’s office said that he favors developing our relationship with Sweden, but if that doesn’t work out, anywhere they film “Girls Gone Wild” is fine with him. Nothing like it: The White House again disputed the contention that Iraq is another Vietnam. “Couldn’t be any further than the truth,” said spokesperson Dana Perino. “Different people, different language, and compared to Iraq, Vietnam was a complete success.” But the big news is: Forget Iraq. Forget immigration. Forget subpoena, subpoenas, subpoenas. Rosie O’Donnell has quit “The View.” “Despite what Bill O’Reilly is reporting, I was not fired,” said O’Donnell. “They just told me that I couldn’t say anything nuts. That was something I couldn’t agree to.” Da-doo-ron-ron-ron trial: In a surprise to most law experts, the judge in the Phil Spector murder trial admonished the jury to not take the music genius’s unique hair into consideration. “What made it so odd,” said attorney Bill M. Lots, “is that Spector’s attorneys have made it clear that the foundation of their defense will be the rarely used `the wig did it.”‘ “It’s all we got,” added a Spector attorney. Cheetah chimps at the Big 7-5: Living in a senior primate’s home in Palm Springs, Tarzan’s former live-in “friend” wiles away his days playing golf, swimming and throwing his poop at visitors. You never want to be too honest: Even though he didn’t get a chance to actually watch the testimony, President Bush said that his confidence in Alberto Gonzales has increased since the attorney general’s appearance before Congress. “Some didn’t like his explanation, but he answered as honestly as he could,” said Bush. “Answering any more honestly gets people in trouble.” What she knew and when she knew it: Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, who left the governorship due to his giving a homeland security position to a male lover, now says that his wife knew he was gay before they were married. “Sure I knew he was gay,” admitted Mrs. McGreevey. “I just didn’t know he was a complete jerk.” Livable, unless you’re alive: For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures. As far as anyone can tell, there is no disease, no wars and no global warming. The only thing keeping it habitable is that no one lives there. Wipe out: Popular singer and environmentalist Sheryl Crow is getting out the word that a good part of saving the Earth from ourselves is to use as little as one toilet paper square per potty trip. While millions of people are applauding her effort, not one of them is willing to shake her hand. He’s ba-ack: In what producers are calling a “beyond their control” phenomenon, Sanjaya Malakar was voted back on “American Idol.” “We’re not sure how it happened,” said judge and producer Simon Cowell. “But we think it might have something to do with the voting machines we borrowed from Ohio.” Discretion vs. ratings: With harsh criticism for the seemingly nonstop airings of Virginia Tech mass murderer Seung-Hui Cho’s pictures, NBC News President Steve Capus announced that the network would be pulling the pictures off the air and use them more sensitively in the future, “like on our annual holiday cards.” Balancing act: While projections for the new Los Angeles budget show as much as a $30 million shortfall, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was quickly able to show city planners how to balance the budget. “It really was ingenious and actually worked,” said one anonymous city councilman, “until he had to take his foot off the scale.” Going down: Home sales are down 20 percent from a year ago. “It’s not the price of houses that’s killing the business,” said one Realtor. “It’s just that no one can afford the gas to drive over to buy a house.” Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Improvements being made to various stretches of Alaska Highway

first_imgPublic Works and Government Services Canada has awarded five contracts for a total of $53 million that will have work done on the Alaska Highway. Three of the five projects have already started with the other two to begin next April.The projects underway include realignment of kilometres 736-742 of the highway, asphalt concrete paving of kilometres 458-485, and microsurfacing of an unspecified stretch of the highway for 100 kilometres. Those projects are set to be completed in October of this year.Next April work will begin on kilometres 743-750 of the highway. That project is expected to finish in October of next year. Work will also start on kilometres 133-598 and will include a variety of tasks including spot patching, sweeping, mowing, and sanding. The project is expected to have a duration of 26 months.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Kerr wants Simba in SportPesa Super Cup final

first_img“It’s a big win for us. The big prize is to go to England and what an opportunity it is for players to go to the UK and play against a Premier League team. It’s a great opportunity and I got to prepare my players mentally now for semis and hopefully get to the final and hopefully meet Simba,” the tactician said after his side’s win over JKU.Simba will book a slot in the semi-finals against Kakamega Homeboyz should they beat Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks in their quarter final tie on Monday.If the Wekundu wa Msimbazi beat Homeboyz and Gor beat either Singida United or AFC Leopards who clash in the last semi on Tuesday, then Kerr’s dream final will fall in place.Kerr meanwhile was pleased with the performance of his charges against JKU though he admitted his players might have underrated the Zanzibaris who gave a good account of themselves despite suffering the 3-0 blanking.Gor Mahia winger George Odhiambo is tackled by JKU’s Suleiman Mwinyi during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Credit to JKU because they came over here and did their best. At the end of the day you got to look at Zanzibar league and the Kenya league and you have to give credit when they try,”“At the end it was a difficult game for us because psychologically in the players’ minds, they thought it was certain it will be an easy game. We didn’t start well and in the first 15 minutes we were really poor,” lamented the tactician.Kerr also lambasted the Afraha Stadium pitch, at some point referring to it as a cow field, noting that it made it difficult for his team to play their usual one-two passing game. The pitch had previously hosted a comedy show and with the rains, wasn’t at its best.Meanwhile, JKU tactician Salum Omar was pleased with his side’s performance, saying only three crucial moments decided the tie despite giving their all for the game.“It is how football is sometimes and we take the result and the lessons. We lost because Gor are physically stronger than us and it was difficult to challenge them, also consider that we are fasting as well though it is not an excuse,” the tactician noted.While JKU go back to Zanzibar to focus on the defense of their title, Gor will be shifting attention to the semis where they will play the winner between Singida United and AFC Leopards who clash on Tuesday afternoon.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi is congratulated by teammate Cercidy Okeyo after scoring during their SportPesa Super Cup clash against Zanzibar’s JKU at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Either team will be tough. AFC is always a tough game and considering they have just come from a Cup game, they might be tired. Singida have a new coach after their former left for Azam and you can’t really tell how they will line up but all in all any of them will be a tough opponent,” the coach said.The winner of the tournament not only walks home with Sh3mn, but also an opportunity to travel to England to face Premier League outfit Everton FC in a friendly match at their Goodison Park home ground.Gor won the title last time out and played Everton at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, losing 2-1.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shouts instructions from the touchline during his side’s SportPesa Super Cup clash against Zanzibar’s JKU at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Jun 4- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has jokingly said he wants to meet his former employers, Tanzanian Premier League champions Simba SC, in the final of the SportPesa Super Cup after his side booked a semi-final slot on Sunday.K’Ogalo made light work of Zanzibar league champions Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) beating them 3-0 with George Odhiambo, Godfrey Walusimbi and Meddie Kagere scoring while Simba will later on Monday afternoon face Kariobangi Sharks in their quarter final match.last_img read more