Liverpool hammer Hammers in London

first_img Liverpool took note of its warning and emerged after half-time with renewed intent as Adam Lallana, Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum all forced saves from Adrian within the space of a minute. Wijnaldum came close once more as his stunning long-range volley thudded onto the crossbar before being cleared to Coutinho, who evaded three defenders and found the bottom corner from the edge of the box to double Liverpool’s lead in the 57th. West Ham was left incensed as referee Neil Swarbrick waved play on when the ball struck Wijnaldum’s hand in the Liverpool penalty area before the Dutch midfielder immediately raced forward to supply the assist for Coutinho’s second at the other end. Having initially led the counterattack himself, Coutinho received the ball back from Wijnaldum before skipping past James Collins and finishing powerfully from close range. Liverpool rounded off its impressive second-half display in the 76th when the increasingly confident Sturridge showed sublime skill to help set up a tap-in for Divock Origi. RENEWED INTENT LONDON, England (AP): Philippe Coutinho starred as Liverpool emphatically maintained control of its Champions League qualification hopes with a 4-0 win over West Ham yesterday. Coutinho set up Daniel Sturridge before adding a superb double of his own to ensure Liverpool can secure its place in the English Premier League’s top four by beating relegated Middlesbrough in next weekend’s season finale at Anfield. The victory takes Liverpool back to third four points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal. “We were a really deserved winner. The start in the second half was brilliant. We played really good football and we were more direct,” Klopp said. “Nobody will go into this game and underestimate Middlesbrough. But if we can be as focused and fluent as today, then it will be difficult (for Middlesbrough).” A five-match unbeaten run had lifted West Ham to 12th in the table, but it was unable to replicate the intensity it showed when beating Tottenham in its previous game. “I’m very disappointed with the way we played. We wanted to put in a similar performance to the one against Spurs, but it wasn’t to be,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, said. “If you give time and space to players like Coutinho, Lallana and Sturridge, then sooner or later, they’ll kill you.” Liverpool set out to attack, producing an entertaining encounter at the Olympic Stadium as West Ham was left space to counter. Wing back Sam Byram almost gave West Ham an early lead when he shot inches wide before Liverpool wasted a chance of its own as Joel Matip headed Coutinho’s corner onto the crossbar. There were warning signs for West Ham as Sturridge, making just his sixth Premier League start of the season, threatened with a couple of long-range efforts before Coutinho provided the clear opening he’d been waiting for. Playing in a deeper than usual role, the Brazilian picked the ball up just inside his own half and released Sturridge, who calmly rounded West Ham goalkeeper Adrian before slotting into the empty net. West Ham should have been level just before the break, but Andre Ayew instead, added a late contender for miss of the season. Manuel Lanzini’s corner fell to Ayew at the back post just two yards (metres) from goal, but he could only direct his shot onto the post, before doing the same with the rebound and allowing Liverpool ‘keeper Simon Mignolet to dive on the loose ball.last_img read more

Holloway aims to beat Aldo again to add to legacy in UFC 218

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Celtics ride Irving’s 36 to 108-97 win over scrappy 76ers “It’s kind of like passing the torch,” Holloway said. “This is my time. I’m here to build a legacy, and I think I can cement it Saturday night.”Holloway (18-3) has won 11 straight fights since losing to Conor McGregor in 2013. He was scheduled to headline the card against Frankie Edgar, but Edgar broke an orbital bone a few weeks ago while training. That gave Aldo another shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAldo (26-3) plans to take full advantage.“It was a faster rematch than I expected, but I am ready because I was training to fight in a couple weeks,” he said through an interpreter. “I will show that I’m still a champion and I’m still the best.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Some, including White, are saying Alvarez and Gaethje may brawl and grapple in the sport’s most violent fight ever.Gaethje grew up in Safford, Arizona, and believes his experience as a high school quarterback and pitcher helped him learn how to throw a punch. He has plenty of experience on the ground, drawing from his wrestling career as an All-American at Northern Colorado.With an undefeated record, Gaethje is very confident about his chances against Alvarez.“I’ll make one prediction — one of us is going to sleep,” Gaethje said.ALISTAIR OVEREEM (43-15) versus FRANCIS NGANNOU (10-1)The winner may move a big step toward fighting heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Overeem is the top contender, and Ngannou is ranked No. 4.HENRY CEJUDO (11-2) versus SERGIO PETTIS (16-2)Cejudo, who won a gold medal in wrestling at the 2008 Olympics, is hoping to unleash some karate moves he’s added to his repertoire against a fighter he believes is one of the best on his feet in a matchup of two of the top four in the flyweight division.TECIA TORRES (9-1) versus MICHELLE WATERSON (14-5)Torres, hoping to get closer to an opportunity to fight women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, does not plan to take her time against Waterson. “I’m going to be the aggressor,” Torres said. MOST READ Max Holloway of the United States defeats Anthony Pettis of the United States for the Interim Featherweight Title during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPDETROIT — Max Holloway respects Jose Aldo, saying he’s one of the greatest ever in mixed martial arts.Holloway, though, is hoping to play a part in beginning to end Aldo’s career.The Hawaiian fighter beat Aldo in his native Brazil in June, earning the featherweight title, and he is aiming to do it again in a rematch at UFC 218 in Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Here’s a look at some of the other fights on what UFC President Dana White called “a sick card” at Little Caesars Arena:EDDIE ALVAREZ (28-5) versus JUSTIN GAETHJE (18-0)Even though three matchups will follow the American lightweights, this might be the most intriguing one.“I predict that is the fight of the night,” UFC President Dana White said in a telephone interview Thursday night.Alvarez is ranked No. 4 and Gaethje is right behind him in the 155-pound division in limbo because its champion, McGregor , hasn’t fought in the UFC since he knocked out Alvarez nearly 13 months ago. McGregor made about $100 million for boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August, and White doesn’t think he’s in a rush to compete.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Hotshots brace for crucial stretch

first_imgMOST READ “This game is very important, because a win would help solidify our chances for the top two,” coach Chito Victolero told the Inquirer after prepping his Hotshots for their 4:30 p.m. clash with the Elite.He also needs to score a victory, just for some sort of buffer as their remaining assignments “are some of the top teams in the tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We have the difficult situation of playing back-to-back games, with the second game being San Miguel,” said Victolero as Magnolia faces San Miguel next on just a day’s rest. “But with the proper mindset, and with the character that we have instilled in this team, I think we have a good shot at our goal (finishing in the top two).”The Elite, on the other hand, will come into the game still licking the wounds of a three-game losing streak and are in a situation where they need to string together wins to have a solid shot at making the playoffs for the first time in this conference. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Alab bags victory–and new team sponsor Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia enters a grueling three-week stretch starting Friday afternoon—and how it fares in that span will be crucial to its aspirations for a top-two finish in the PBA Philippine Cup.Tied for the lead going into the second half of their schedule, the Hotshots brace for a dogfight one playdate after the other, starting with back-to-the-wall yet formidable Blackwater as Magnolia tries to keep its hot streak going at Mall of Asia Arena and gain an inside track to a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Meanwhile, the Elasto Painters try to shore up their own playoff drive when they battle the Bolts in the 7 p.m. game.At 3-3 and in the middle of the pack, a win would put the Painters in the upper half of the draw.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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES “That’s why we know that they will be very dangerous,” Victolero said. “We expect them to come out hard and we need to match their effort and aggressiveness.”Blackwater, despite its 2-4 record, is no pushover.The Elite have a formidable core made up of young talents led by Mac Belo and Poy Erram and own one of the upsets of the tournament, a 94-77 ripping of Barangay Ginebra, last year’s runner-up which played with a full roster when they clashed.Magnolia, which will still play Rain or Shine, GlobalPort and Meralco after its bout with Sa Miguel, holds a huge edge in the guard rotation with Paul Lee and Mark Barroca, and Victolero’s defense is one of the most unforgiving in the league.“The good thing about our situation is that our fate is still in our hands,” Victolero said.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

Engaged wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella break up

first_imgWorld Surf Tour event suspended after shark attack The couple had been together for six years and got engaged a year ago on live TV during a wrestling match.They often took their relationship public, canoodling on red carpets and talking about each other in interviews.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 crownCena has made a successful transition from wrestling to acting, appearing in movies like “Trainwreck” and the new R-rated comedy “Blockers.”Bella stars in a reality TV show on E! called “Total Bellas” with her twin sister, Brie. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Us Weekly was first to report the breakup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIEScenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018, photo, John Cena, left, and Nikki Bella attend the LA Premiere of “Blockers” at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Bella tweeted that she and Cena have ended their engagement, saying that they’ve made the mutual decision to break up after six years together. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — John Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer getting ready to say “I do.”Bella tweeted Sunday that the professional wrestlers have ended their relationship and asked for privacy.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Celtics’ Ainge: Prepared to stand pat this summer (maybe)

first_imgBoston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, left, catches the ball in front of Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill, right, during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)WALTHAM, Mass. — Danny Ainge tore apart the team that made the Eastern Conference finals last year, and then put together a new roster that came one victory from playing for an NBA title.This summer may present him with an even bigger challenge: standing pat.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial With Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving coming back from injuries to join fellow All-Star Al Horford and young stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the Boston Celtics general manager doesn’t really need to do much to give the NBA’s most-decorated franchise a chance at its 18th title.And that’s not really in Ainge’s nature.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“I like this group of guys,” he said Monday, a day after the Celtics lost Game 7 of the conference finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “We’re not looking to make changes, other than a handful of tweaks.”But he also said: “You never know what opportunities will present themselves.” Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The Celtics finished with the No. 1 seed in the East in 2017, but the five-game loss to the Cavaliers in the conference finals reinforced what Ainge already suspected: that that team was not going to take the next step.He went after Hayward (and, unsuccessfully, Kevin Durant), then won the draft lottery.It still wasn’t enough.When Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him, Ainge pounced, giving up fan favorite Isaiah Thomas in a package that left Boston with 11 new players. (He also wheeled the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia for a future No. 1 and the right to draft Tatum — the player he says he really wanted.)Despite losing Hayward in the first quarter of the season opener, and Irving in March, the Celtics had home-court advantage for Game 7 and led the Cavaliers with six minutes left in the fourth quarter. But with the Celtics shooters turning ice cold, LeBron James proved to be too much, amassing 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists while playing every second of the game.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Unlike Djokovic, past French Open champ Wawrinka loses early “The farther you go in the playoffs, the more difficult it is to lose,” Ainge said. “It was one of those games we lost that we should have won. That’s going to eat at all of us for a while.”But the team’s performance in the playoffs also gave the Celtics reason to believe that this team may be good enough to contend for the title. And with the two injured All-Stars returning, this summer doesn’t have to be like last summer.“Last year, we didn’t know all that stuff was going to happen, but we do feel we have a bright future with this team,” Horford said. “It’s something we’re all looking forward to. We can’t think about ‘what could have been.’ But when Kyrie is on our team, we’re at another level.”The biggest issue for the Celtics this year is holding onto guard Marcus Smart, who is a restricted free agent and expected to draw offers of $12 million to $14 million. Ainge said the team is willing to pay the luxury tax if that’s what it takes to build a contender.And Smart said he wants to stay.“They’re already planning for me to be here,” he said at the team’s practice facility after exit interviews. “I want to be in Boston. I’ve been here for four years. My heart’s here.”Center Aron Baynes is an unrestricted free agent, as are Greg Monroe and Shane Larkin.“I hope we have something special with this group,” said Brown, who in his second year averaged 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. “But in this league, you never know.”And with Ainge calling the shots, it’s almost impossible to predict the future.“We’re not going to do something unless it makes us better. And there’s no guarantee that those deals are there,” Ainge said. “At this time last year, I didn’t think we would have 11 new players.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Govt yet to name nominees for Local Government Commission

first_imgAs pressure continues to mount for the establishment of a Local Government Commission, the coalition Government is yet to announce the names of its nominees. This is despite the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Opposition having revealed its three nominees for the Commission some three months ago.When asked about the Government’s nominees at the Post Cabinet briefing on Thursday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon could not confirm whether his Administration has selected its nominees for the Commission.“I will make an enquiry about the Government’s nominee, I can’t say to you now that we have the names of the persons who are going to be there… we (may) have some indication of the people we are looking at but I’m not at liberty to say who those persons are,” he told reporters.Only Tuesday last, the PPP protested the Ministry of the Presidency over the delay in the establishment of the Local Government Commission by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, whom they believe is attempting to usurp its power to gain control of all local authority areas.During the picketing exercise, PPP Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha posited it seemed that Government has ulterior motives for this setback. “We feel he isn’t appointing the Commission because Government wants to control these local authority bodies,” Mustapha told media operatives on Tuesday last.However, the Minister of State pointed out that on the contrary, steps are being taken by the Communities Ministry to locate suitably office space for the Commission.“The Ministry of Communities is actively taking steps to find a building to house the Commission and ensuring that all the processes that we cross the ‘Ts’ and dot the ‘Is’ so that we find the most suitable building. There are some buildings that have already been identified by that process,” Harmon noted.The Minister of State further outlined that all the other issues in relation to the furniture and so on, have already been catered for; as such, it can be expected that within a short space of time, the Commission will be established.The Local Government Commission, when establish, will have oversight over the various local authority areas in the country. It would also be responsible for appointing officials in the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and local authority areas, as well as the approval of budgets for the NDCs.Former acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba, and former Local Government Ministers Norman Whittaker and Clinton Collymore were nominated as the PPP’s representatives on the Local Government Commission.last_img read more

LRC Certificates 36

first_imgThe Law Reform Commission (LRC) has awarded certificates to 36 persons who participated in a weeklong intensive training program in Legislative Drafting at the Capitol Building in Monrovia. LRC said the participants were drawn from various government ministries and agencies and were given theoretic and practical training in the course work.At the end of the training, LRC allowed the participants to benefit from a weeklong internship with the Legislature (Senate and House Legal and Drafting Offices), Governance Commission (GC) and LRC. Through the internship, The LRC exposed the participants to practical drafting using real documents. As a result of the training, one of the participants was awarded a contract at the Executive Mansion, and may be permanently assigned at the House when members of that body return from their agriculture break. In his keynote address, the Director-General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Oblayon Nyemah, urged the participants to make use of the knowledge they have acquired.‘’This is the first time in the history of our country that such a course has been entirely organized and offered by Liberian lawyers and legislative professionals. Pass on what you have learned because ‘knowledge shared is also knowledge gained,” said Mr. Nyemah.Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Madam Gladys K. Johnson, who is now the Chairperson of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights, encouraged the participants to apply what they have learned in the performance of their jobs. Justice Johnson admonished the newly certified legal drafters to draft laws in a manner and form that will reflect professionalism, love for country and discipline as laws drafted by them will not only benefit them, but generations to come. “You do not put your feelings into laws you draft. The intent of the law comes from the proponents of that law. Your work is to ensure that the laws you draft are unambiguous and simple, so simple that violations of those laws cannot be blamed on its wordings and constructs,” said Justice Johnson.Attorney Nadia S. Kamara, who spoke on behalf of the participants, pleaded with her colleagues to stick together and forge a bond that will eventually mature into “an association of enlightened and credible legal and legislative drafters.” “What we have started here today is indeed the beginning from which greater things will come. Let us hold together and see how we turn out to be,” said Kamara.Attending the program were The Co-Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Worlea S. Dunah; Vice President for University of Liberia Relations, Norris Tweh; Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mildred Sayon; Ambassador Charles Minor of the Board of Tax Appeals; Professor of Law and Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, Cllr. David A.B. Jallah, and Deputy Minister of Justice for Codification, Harriet Badio.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Keystone pipeline shut down for investigation of potential N.D. oil leak

first_imgA 2017 spill from Keystone released almost 10,000 barrels of oil near Amherst, S.D. CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. says it has shut down the Keystone pipeline while it investigates a potential oil spill in North Dakota.In a brief statement on Wednesday, the Calgary-based company says it is investigating a possible incident after detecting a drop in pressure near its facilities at Edinberg, N.D., at about 9:20 p.m. MT on Tuesday.It says Keystone customers have been notified the pipeline will remain shut down while it investigates the incident.- Advertisement -According to The Associated Press, some wetlands appear to have been affected by the oil leak, but not any sources of drinking water.There are no estimates of volume or how much land may have been affected.A segment of the pipeline in Missouri was shut down in early February for nearly two weeks after a leak of about a dozen barrels of oil was discovered.Advertisement This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2019.Companies in this article: (TSX:TRP) The Canadian PressAdvertisementlast_img read more

Sports Kenya bows to pressure, Gor back at Kasarani

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans celebrate Jacques Tuyisenge’s goal against Petro Atletico during their CAF Confederations Cup Group D match at the Kasarani Stadium on March 17, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 – The body mandated to run government owned sports facilities in the country, Sports Kenya, has bowed to social media pressure and allowed Gor Mahia to use the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani for their CAF Confederations Cup quarter final match against RS Berkane on April 7.In a statement released by its Director General Pius Metto on Friday evening Sports Kenya say they have asked the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to end their shopping expo that was to run from April 3-7, a day before. This means that the Kasarani Stadium will be available for Gor to use on Sunday April 7th.The same director general had earlier on written to Gor Mahia telling them to ‘either use Meru or Machakos’ as they had made prior arrangements with KAM to have the expo at the stadium and that stance was not about to change.This is despite Kasarani, constructed in 1987 to host the All Africa Games being a Sports Complex and first priority always given to sporting events.Social media had gone bonkers entire Friday afternoon with football lovers protesting the decision to push Gor to the second-grade Machakos stadium and give priority to KAM who have almost zero connection to sports.Sports Kenya had attempted to flex their muscles shutting down the calls for them to consider their primary role of promoting sports in the country, but the power of Kenyans on Tiwtter ultimately became too much for them to bear.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Reports: Cellino fined €40,000 for tax evasion

first_img1 Massimo Cellino Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been found guilty of tax evasion and fined €40,000 in an Italian court, according to reports in Sardinia.Cellino has been convicted for failing to pay VAT on an imported Range Rover in a court in Cagliari, according to Italian news website L’Union Sarda.it.The 58-year-old, who recently served a four-month ban by the Football League for failing to pay tax on a yacht, was acquitted of customs offences on the Range Rover, which had been imported from the United States.Cellino may now face investigation by the Football League to establish whether this latest conviction was confirmed by the court judge to be a dishonest act.The same judge in Cagliari, Dr Sandra Lepore, convicted Cellino of tax evasion in relation to his yacht, Nelie, last year and fined him €600,000 euros.That conviction led to the former Cagliari owner being disqualified from having any executive influence at Leeds for four months by the Football League.The League ruled that because the tax offence involving the yacht Nelie had been confirmed by the Italian judge to have been a dishonest act, Cellino failed its Owners and Directors test.Cellino was banned in December and failed to have his disqualification overturned at a Football League hearing in January.The ban was extended until the end of the season as a result of Cellino’s failure to disclose court documents, which confirmed non-payment of tax on Nelie had been a dishonest act.Cellino returned to office at Leeds following the expiry of his ban on May 3 and has since had his Leeds ownership status approved by the League.He is currently appealing against his disqualification through the Football Association’s arbitration process.Cellino’s legal team claimed the guilty verdict against him in Italy over his yacht Nelie should not be classed as a formal conviction until it has passed through three stages of appeal, an argument which was turned down when he challenged his League disqualification earlier this year.The former Cagliari owner also faces a separate court hearing in Italy for tax evasion in relation to a second yacht, Lucky 23, in October. That case was adjourned until October 16 earlier this month.News website Cagliaripad reported the yacht Lucky 23 had been imported from the US to Italy in a container in May 2011 and that Cellino had been charged with failing to pay 84,122 euros on tax duty.last_img read more