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

Handball Association Clarifies Pressing Issues

first_imgStarted at the campus of University of Liberia, the National Handball Association, NHA, has made a stride that many of his players, mostly students from the various schools are proud of. When Professor J. Mayson Saweler thought of the need to encourage the formation of the sport, he was aware of the challenges ahead.As a professor of physical education, Saweler realized that a healthy body is a happy person, and therefore he went ahead, with support from sports lovers to get the organization off the ground.“I proceeded nonetheless,” Saweler, who is also president of the Liberia National Handball Association, told the Daily Observer last Tuesday in Monrovia, “because I knew there was more that the sport can do for Liberian youths.”That was four years ago. Fast forward it to the year 2014 and after successful handling of the sport’s affairs, several schools in Monsterrado County, Grand Bassa, and Margibi County are part of it.“Liberia is not Monrovia,” Saweler said, “so we decided to take the sport to other counties.” And his administration is considering further expansion, after the successful defeat of the Ebola outbreak in the country. Regular leagues are organized and awareness about discipline has also been encouraged.In the organization’s first ever international assistance, Olympic Solidarity of the International Olympic Committee, through the Liberia National Olympic Committee, LNOC, provided sponsorship, along with a foreign expert that took participants through the sport’s fundamentals.“It was that support that moved our sport to another level,” Saweler said. He now pleads for more Liberian government’s support.He said, “We completed Ebola awareness for student athletes in Monrovia and we had hoped to extend it outside Montserrado County,” which could not continue due to lack of material support.Meanwhile, at the end of its successful leagues before the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, “We have six schools to award prizes at a convenient period,” he said.The schools, he said are Sarah Barclay in both male and female categories, (senior high); Melvin Sonnii (junior high) female division and Newport (male).“Slipway won both male and female versions in the elementary division,” he said.He said the six schools would receive a total amount of Ld30, 000.00, along with one set of jersey.One of the major setbacks for handball, he said, was the recent cancellation of both male and female teams to have participated in the Lome, Togo youth tournament.“Despite the disappointment,” Saweler said, “the grant of U$11,400.00 from the International Handball Federation is being spent for the development of handball, with the blessing of the International Handball Federation.”“It was good news for us,” he said. During the preparation for the abortive trip to Togo, the Ministry of Youth and Sports could not honor a budgeted U$16,000.00, since the ministry did not have money for the trip; a source told the Daily Observer.Among other activities, Saweler said his administration has purchased a vehicle for the organization to ease transportation difficulties. Needed support, he said was provided for three students, recently quarantined in West Point, and another is planned for three players in Dolo Town, in Margibi County who are also quarantined as a result of the fight of Ebola.Said head Coach Arthur N. Dormoh, “We are excited about the progress of handball so far because we can now travel to other counties and make deliveries of 100 handballs.”Coach Dormoh has been with handball from its formation. His colleague is (coach) Phillip Mansaray, who handles the male team.President Saweler meanwhile noted his appreciation to the LNOC for providing an office space for the association. “We have a contact point on By-Pass in Monrovia and we thank LNOC and its president Phillibert Browne for their support,” he said.He meanwhile expressed further appreciation to a foreign national who has been financially supportive to the development of handball in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTwo well-known Letterkenny bars have been fined €1,000 each for not having drinks licenses.The Brewery Bar in Letterkenny.Letterkenny District Court heard how officers from the Customs and Excise Unit called to both the Central Bar and the Brewery Bar, both owned by the Blaney family, on separate dates in September 2013. On both occasions officers bought glasses of whiskey and then asked the barmen if the bar had a proper license.They were told that they could not locate the licenses.Representatives from the Revenue Commissioners office met with directors from the companies which own the bars.They said that Michael Blaney was the managing director but had been ill and the license for the Central Bar had been allowed to lapse.The court was told that the Brewery Bar was operated by Boyle Enterprises but the company had been struck off and could not get a license.The court was told that both licences had been out of date for approximately two years.Judge Paul Kelly fined each bar €1,000.WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY BARS FINED FOR NOT HAVING LICENSES was last modified: March 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:barsBrewery BarCentral Bardonegalletterkennylast_img read more

Hindi Most Popular Indian Language in U.S.

first_imgHindi is the most spoken Indian language in the United States, followed by Urdu, Gujarati and Telugu. Bengali and Tamil are other widely spoken Indian languages, according to the American Community Survey 2016.The survey found that 810,877 people speak Hindi at home, double the number of Gujarati speakers (407,520). Hindi is the 11th most popular foreign language in the country.Urdu had more speakers than Gujarati, with 424,482 people conversing in the language, but it includes people from Pakistan as well. Telugu was the fourth most popular Indian language in the United States, with 365,566 people aged over five years speaking it at home. Nearly 3.6 million people in the United States speak Indic and Dravidian languages.The survey also found that Tamil, Telugu and Hindi speakers were most proficient in speaking English. Nearly 81 percent of Tamilian speakers and 79 percent of Hindi and Telugu speakers reported speaking English “very well.” By contrast, just 56 percent of Bengali speakers and 59 percent of Punjabi spoke English “very well.” Overall, 71 percent of Indian language speakers reported speaking English “very well.”The survey found that just 22 percent of Americans speak a second language at home. Spanish was the most popular foreign language with more than 40 million speakers, followed by Chinese with 3.4 million speakers.Source: American Community Survey 2016, US Census Bureau American Community Survey 2016. Related ItemsAmerican Community SurveyGujarati USAHindi speakers USIndian languages USLittle Indiapopular languages AmericaTelugu USAlast_img read more