LONDON (AP): Kieran Gibbs was Arsenal’s unlikely rescue act after coming off the bench in the north London derby yesterday, scoring his second-ever Premier League goal to recover a 1-1 draw against Tottenham. The defender’s first league goal since March 2012 came in the 77th minute, three minutes after surprisingly replacing forward Joel Campbell with Arsenal trailing. “He gets in good positions,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “Maybe he lacks a bit of belief he can score.” The provider was less of a surprise, with Mesut Ozil’s high ball to Gibbs at the back post his 10th assist in 11 league games. “We are struggling with a lot of injuries at the moment so we don’t have a lot of options,” Gibbs said. “(My goals) don’t come often but when they do hopefully it’s enough to help the team. In these games you can never give up.” He canceled out Harry Kane’s first-half opener and denied Tottenham a first win at the Emirates Stadium in five years, despite Spurs dominating much of the game. Arsenal missed a chance to go top, staying behind leaders Manchester City, which were held 0-0 by Aston Villa earlier, due to their inferior goal difference. “We had a great mental response and showed we were determined not to lose,” Wenger said. Tottenham, unbeaten in the league since the opening day, are five points back in fifth and were the more aggressive team throughout the first half, with Erik Lamela shining as he harried the hosts who were bruised by a mid-week loss at Bayern Munich. Arsenal’s defense, as so often, was spongy in the first half and was easily penetrated in the 32nd minute by a resurgent Kane scoring his sixth goal in four games. Danny Rose’s deep ball down the left flank went straight between Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny and Kane slid the ball past goalkeeper Petr Cech, rather than hesitating as he was prone to doing earlier in the season. “It was a great ball between the two centre halves,” Kane said. “I had a little look and I wasn’t offside.” Arsenal appeared transformed in the second half after Mathieu Flamini replaced Santi Cazorla, with Wenger saying the Spain midfielder was dizzy and “not at the races.” Only a diving save by Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris at full stretch tipped away Campbell’s shot. Although Olivier Giroud was repeatedly left unmarked, the Arsenal forward could not find the target with headers from Ozil deliveries – first hitting the crossbar and then missing from six metres. Finding the net was equally problematic for Tottenham, with midfield dynamo Dele Alli slicing way over after Christian Eriksen’s shot was parried by Cech. Then after Eriksen played through to Kane, the England forward dragged a shot wide. Gibbs ensured the points were shared in the 82nd north London derby but Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t too downbeat after a grueling spell ahead of the two-week international break. “We played three matches in six days and we have always one day less to recover,” Pochettino said. “We showed great character and personality … it was an unbelievable effort.” MISSED OPPORTUNITY
Clevon Hamilton, 26, the father of Simone Hackett’s child, has confessed to murdering the young woman, whose body was found in a trench at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara.Murdered: Simone HackettAccording to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, the miner who was arrested in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) admitted on Thursday of committing the heinous crime, after which he led a team of investigators to the scene where he murdered Hackett.According to reports received, the man told investigators that he travelled to Georgetown on Saturday and stayed at a city hotel. On Saturday evening, he reportedly contacted Hackett and made arrangements to meet at the University of Guyana access road.He then contacted a close friend who collected him from the hotel and dropped him off at the bus shed where he met the woman.At the time, he was carrying a haversack in which the murder weapon was concealed. The suspect went on to tell the Police that during the meeting, an argument ensued between the two, after he accused Hackett of being unfaithful.The man who also admitted that he was jealous, explained that despite them being separated for some time, he was still in love with her. Added to his jealousy, the man also stated that the woman wanted to take his son away from him; hence he knew he had to get rid of her.Hamilton admitted that during the argument, he choked the woman after which he pulled out the knife and inflicted the fatal injuries. He then toss the body in the trench, got rid of the murder weapon, boarded a taxi and travelled back to Mahdia. He was arrested on Wednesday morning by Police ranks in Mahdia after which he was transported to the city where he was grilled and subsequently caved under pressure, admitting to committing the crime.It was reported that upon discovery of the woman’s body, her throat was slashed and at least three stab wounds were seen on her back. She reportedly left home on Saturday evening at about 20:30h to uplift a package that was sent by her child’s father from Mahdia, but never returned home.She was due to be the maid of honour at her sister’s wedding on Saturday last and she also missed her son’s birthday on Sunday. Relative from the initial stage thought that something was amiss after they telephoned the woman and heard sounds in the background but when they tried to contact her later in the night, the phone went to voicemail.After she did not return home, a missing person’s report was lodged at the Sparandaam Police Station and relatives hysterically began to search for the woman but to no avail. It was until Tuesday, her body was discovered by two school boys who were heading to school.The suspect is expected to be charged in the new week.
Another top auction item was a Winkie guard costume from “The Wizard of Oz,” which sold for $115,000. In December, Profiles in History auctioned Bert Lahr’s original Cowardly Lion costume for a record-breaking $805,000. Many of the buyers were baby boomers looking to own a piece of their youth, said Joseph Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History. Maddalena, 46, said boomers like him are “buying into nostalgia. They’re buying their childhood.” Christopher Reeve’s costume from “Superman” and the creature from “Alien” helped Calabasas Hills-based Profiles in History net more than $2 million in its latest auction. Profiles in History auctioned off more than 700 items Thursday, including costumes, scripts and posters from classic Hollywood films. Superman’s iconic blue and red leotard sold for $115,000, while the “Alien” creature suit went for $126,500. The latex and gauze creature costume, designed by H.R. Giger and used in some scenes of the 1979 film directed by Ridley Scott, was mounted in “attack mode,” according to the auction house. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SharesFC Koln fans and police. Photo/DMLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Kick-off in the Europa League match between Arsenal and Cologne at the Emirates Stadium in London on Thursday has been delayed by an hour in the interests of “crowd safety”, the Premier League club announced.Thousands of ticketless fans of German club Cologne arrived at the Emirates, while travelling supporters who did have tickets were unable to gain access to the ground as police and stewards tried to ease the congestion in the surrounding streets. A match scheduled to start at 8:05pm local time (1905 GMT) is now set to get underway at 9:05pm (2005 GMT) instead.“The kick-off of #AFCvCOL has been delayed by an hour in the interests of crowd safety,” said a statement on Arsenal’s Twitter feed.Shares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
But the City manager did not point the finger at Southgate for playing the influential Stones for every minute of England’s two showpiece friendlies against Germany and Brazil during the international break.“I understand Gareth Southgate. He’s preparing the team for the World Cup in Russia,” said Guardiola, whose side prevailed through goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne.“We demand a lot in the calendar from the players. That is why we have to have a bigger squad.“As managers, we have to take these decisions. I understand he’s taking the decisions for the country.”-Defensive crisis-Guardiola is now short of cover at the back, having already had to press skipper Vincent Kompany into a comeback at the King Power Stadium following a two-month lay-off with a calf injury.But he said: “Nico (Otamendi) was suspended, so that is why we don’t have too many options in defence. We have a problem there because we have a lot of games.“John has been playing well leading the back four, so of course we are going to miss him, like we missed Vincent.”Guardiola knows he will have to rotate his squad in the coming weeks in order to maintain City’s bid for glory on all fronts.“We have to rotate the team, but it is good that we have qualified for the Champions League (knockout stages), even though we still want to finish first in the group,” he said.“To come back with a win after the international break is very pleasing, especially to come here, the way Leicester play in terms of high pressing and the space that has to be covered by our back four.“We did amazingly well. We conceded one chance at the beginning of the first half. We scored two amazing goals and we created a lot of situations where the last pass from the wingers could have been better.“So we have to improve a little bit.”With 11 wins and a draw from their opening 12 league games, City have equalled the record start they made to their 2011-12 title triumph under Roberto Mancini.“In terms of the result, I am very happy because it’s three more points, another victory to keep the distance from the other teams,” said Guardiola, whose side remain eight points clear.– Puel bemoans Kompany leniency –Leicester manager Claude Puel felt aggrieved that referee Graham Scott did not show Kompany a red card in the second minute when he chopped down Jamie Vardy.“It was a red card in my opinion,” said the Frenchman. “That decision changed the face of the game. We would have had an opportunity to score and to play 87 minutes against 10 men.“I think Jamie is the last player. The other players cannot come back on him.“They are a fantastic team with their possession and technique, but it would have been interesting to see how they would have responded if the referee had given him a red card.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola gestures during their match against Leicester City in Leicester, central England on November 18, 2017 © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLEICESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 19 – Pep Guardiola refused to blame England manager Gareth Southgate for John Stones’ injury absence from Manchester City’s Premier League title charge until the New Year.Stones is expected to be out of action for up to six weeks after damaging a hamstring in City’s 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday, leaving Guardiola with some defensive concerns.
Arsenal star Santi Cazorla 1 Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has poured cold water on speculation linking him with a return to Spain this summer.According to reports, Cazorla has been a target of Primera Division champions Atletico Madrid but the Spain international insists he knows nothing more than has been suggested in the papers and is only focused on doing well with the Gunners.When asked about the links to Atletico, the 29-year-old, who scored the opening goal in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Manchester City in Sunday’s FA Community Shield, told Spanish radio Cadena Cope: “I’ve seen that in the papers, but nobody has told me anything personally and the only things I know are from the papers, so I don’t know anything.“I’m only focused on training here and preparing well playing with Arsenal. It’s paper talk.“I’m well, I have the confidence of everybody, the support of the fans and we hope to have a good season.”
1 Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva Juventus have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in the race for Monaco star Bernardo Silva.The 21-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in world football and shone at the European Under-21 Championship in the summer.Both Chelsea and Manchester City are said to have scouted the Portuguese playmaker, who scored seven times for Monaco last season.But now, according to sources in France, Juventus have joined the hunt for Silva.The Italian champions reportedly scouted the former Benfica man during Monaco’s match over Lyon at the weekend, which ended in a 1-1 draw.Juventus are now weighing up whether to make a January move for Silva as they attempt to pip Chelsea and City to his signature.
1 Martin Skrtel should be fearful for his future Liverpool fan Brian Reece voices his opinion on the state of the Reds following a topsy turvy week…Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat against Southampton accurately portrayed the Reds’ season in 90 conflicting minutes at St Mary’s.It showed the brilliant, intelligent, creative and focused unit they can be, but the second half display also showed the lack of defensive ability, naivety and the lack of squad quality in strength and depth.Liverpool have the uncanny ability to accomplish defeat when victory seems certain.The introduction of Martin Skrtel at the start of the second half was an error of judgement manager Jurgen Klopp will lose sleep over for the rest of the season because, when the substitution was made, he probably didn’t envisage the player becoming the opposition’s most influential player.But Skrtel was just the player Southampton were craving and after his calamitous display, you really do fear for the defender’s future.Another player who hasn’t covered himself in glory this season is Christian Benteke, who also should be fearful for his Liverpool future given his inefficient, fruitless, wasteful and uninspiring performances.Both Skrtel and Benteke are not alone when it comes to criticism. Liverpool fans are frustrated with the quality of the current squad and players such as Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno and Joe Allen have all been at the forefront of the fans’ exasperation.But it’s the lack of quality additions to enrich the squad since Luis Suarez’s sale which is of most irritation. Previous manager Brendan Rodgers never fully overhauled the Reds’ defence and Liverpool’s failure to rectify the back line, which is mediocre at best, has come back to haunt them.Basic defensive errors consistently cost Liverpool points, the inability to defend set plays and the continued devotion to zonal marking makes playing the team a relatively favourable proposition.In balance, Klopp has inherited the current squad and in the summer he must be given the authority to make his own widespread changes. Upon his arrival, the German promised to bring the league title to Anfield in his opening press conference, a statement which can only be described as bold at the very least.Liverpool need a competent, well organised and strong defence, with a midfield that promotes speed, movement, passing diversity and drive.If Klopp can achieve that in the summer transfer window, then Liverpool may just fulfil his statement.
Bingo in Hall @9 on Tues Lotto Results for 17/4/12 3 with 3 countiesCN,FH,LD,MO Margaret Mc Daid Drumkeen,Peter Connaughton Raphoe and Bill Meehan Convoy ANYONE interested in selling Lottos in thier own area contact Paul Mc Mullan 087785980This years Club Donegal Levy is €200 can anyone who is interested please contact Paul Mc Mullan on above numberanyone interested in Cardiac Screening ring Julia Blake 0862611290 Congrats to Danny Harkin on his new post as Chairperson of Donegal Fundraising Commitee .They hope to raise €100,000 to put towards the development of the new county facilities in Convoy.RESULTSU 16 boys had a 1-13 to 2-06 victory over Malin in wet and blustery conditions A good tean preformance in a very entertaining game best displays from Gavin Doherty,Jack Blake ,Michael Patton,James Kee ScorersSimon Mc Gylnn 1-04 Jack Blake 0-3,,Oliver Quinn , M.Patton 0-2 Marty Vance,Kevin Mc Namee 0-1Senior Reserves recorded thier 2nd victory away to Milford with a score line of 2-09 to 3-3 on Sat evening .They Started well and lead by 2-05 to 2-01 at half time with both goal coming from Kevin Kelly .There was little between the sides in the second half but St marys lads took victory in the end Scorers K.Kelly 2-0 M.Rodgers 0-5 P O Leary0-2,S.ODonnell ,K.Gillen 0-1Seniors were beaten by 0-14 to 0-13 a close encounter and a very entertaining game with milford securing a late free deep in to injury timeto take the points Scorers A.Browne,R.Kettle 0-5,P.Mailey G.Harvey,C.mc Nulty 0-1Well done to all our Underage players who played for thier County teams over the weekend Fiona,Annie Rose,Ciara Alanna and Raymie and Conor keep up the good work Training Continues on Sat morn 10-11 u 14 girls 11-12 u8,u10,u12 Boys and GirlsSenior Men tues and thurs at 7.30 Check us out on Facebook( St Marys Convoy C.L.G) for all information in relation to training and Matches PRO MAIREAD BROWNE 0872140060GAA NOTES: ST MARY’S CONVOY was last modified: April 22nd, 2012 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:ST MARY’S GAA NOTES
A wealthy businessman who left Donegal leaving investors millions of euro out of pocket is living openly in France – and has told TV interviewers he will return to Donegal ‘to clear my name’.!Crooked French enterpeneur Francois De Dietrich owned restaurants and an estate agency in Donegal and was seen as a respected businessman by some local people.However he fled the country before Christmas after donegaldaily revealed he was scamming innocent investors out of millions of euro.Now a BBC Spotlight team has tracked down the smooth-talking businessman who claims he is being prevented from getting the money back to investors.The programme, ‘The Mystery of Swanky Frankie’, will be broadcast on Tuesday evening on BBC 1 Northern Ireland at 10.35pm and will feature an interview with the shame-faced crook.The businessman was given the nickname by his former employees who said he loved wining and dining and moving in wealthy circles.The programme-makers travelled to a number of European countries in an effort to track down De Dietrich.Among the countries they visited was Estonia and France but the BBC have decided not to reveal where the businessman is living because he claims his life is in danger from disgruntled investors.However we know he has been spotted in Brittany in north west France recently by a chef who used to work for him.And six weeks ago a group of Donegal investors met him in Estonia.The BBC confirms donegaldaily.com’s investigations and shows investors across Ireland including Mullingar, Cork, Galway, Dublin and Donegal are all owed money from De Dietrich’s ‘get rich scheme’.It is estimated that at least 200 people invested in the scheme – many using their nesteggs which were supposed to be for their children’s education or their retirement funds.It is understood that up to €20 million may have been invested in the scheme by people across southern Ireland.Six investigative agencies including the Criminal Assets Bureau, the PSNI Fraud Sqaud and the Garda Fraud Squad are investigating De Dietrich’s activities.The businessman, who denied he was operating a Ponzi scheme, told investors they would get 40% profit on their investment in just a number of weeks.He claimed he was buying liquidated stock incluidng designer clothing and airplane seats and selling them on at large profits.De Dietrich used two well-known former Donegal sportstars as agents to get investers for the scheme.However the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Northern Ireland froze De Dietrich’s assets fearing he was oeprating an illegal scheme.He was due to appear in court last year but failed to do so and an arrest warrant was issued for him.When he failed to turn up a second time he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for contempt of court for failing to turn up.When tracked down by the BBC, De Dietrich claimed he had done nothing wrong and that the FSA was preventing him access to the cash and from paying money out to the investers.He also says he has not ruled out returning to Ireland for an appeal to his prison sentence which takes place at the end of June.The PSNI are expected to quiz the BBC Spotlight team over the crook’s whereabouts as they have an international warrant for his arrest.And last night sources in the FSA dismissed Francois’s innocence claims, saying it was ‘a bit rich’ for the crook to claim the legitimate authority was in any way responsible for the scam and seizing investors cash.CROOK FRANCOIS NOW LIVING OPENLY IN FRANCE was last modified: June 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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:brittanyconmanconvicted criminalcrookfranceFrancois de DietrichfraudsterNantes