PUL Annual Awards Friday

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will hold its Annual Awards ceremony on Friday, July 10, at the Paynesville City Hall begining at 7 p.m.The event is meant to recognize journalists and media institutions that performed with distinction during the course of the past year.Award-winning journalists have been determined by a carefully selected panel of judges who reviews the best works submitted by journalists in various categories. Besides individual journalist awards, the event will also unveil the Journalist and Media Institutions of the Year. Scores of high profile individuals and media partners have been invited to join more than 200 journalists at the annual festive occasion, a release signed by PUL secretary general D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Football is not about money, says Pochettino

first_imgThe former Newcastle midfielder has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Tottenham first team since making a £30million move at the start of this season and Pochettino is adamant how much a player cost will not affect his decision of who to pick for any given fixture.He said: “If you sign a player and you expect something, and you do not find what you expect, and if another deserves to be involved, like Georges-Kevin N’Koudou or Vincent Janssen, then why [do we play another]? Because we paid money we need to put the player to play?“Football is not about money. You show on the training ground that you are better than another team-mate and you deserve to be involved. Of course he needs to work hard and show in the future that he deserves to be involved in the team.“I need to take a decision and I believe the players that start on the bench deserved to be involved in the game. It is not another thing to focus on.“I think there is nothing wrong. We are in a good position in the Premier League. You saw a very different performance between Monaco and Chelsea – that happens because to be fresh to play in both competitions is difficult. We need to learn about that and start to win games.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing the top of the Premier League tableLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 28 – In comments seemingly directed at out-of-form midfielder Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he will not automatically pick someone just because they cost a lot of money.Sissoko came off the bench for Spurs’ 2-1 defeat by Monaco last week, which effectively ended their Champions League campaign this season, while he was left out of the match-day squad altogether for the loss against Chelsea on Saturday.last_img read more

Fulham 0-1 Wolves: Cottagers continue to suffer on return to the Championship

first_img1 Wolves’ Bakary Sako celebrates scoring against Fulham Fulham’s nightmare return to the Championship took a turn for the worse after they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Wolves at Craven Cottage.Bakary Sako struck the only goal of the game, firing home in the first-half after the London side failed to deal with a corner.Felix Magath’s side never looked up to the task and only tested Wolves’ goal properly once, when Moussa Dembele forced Carl Ikeme to tip a blistering shot over the ball.And it was the visitors who could have gone further ahead only for for Fulham keeper deny Jesse Joronen to deny Sako a second goal from the penalty spot.The penalty had been awarded after Cameron Burgess had fouled Nouha Dicko in stoppage time.However, Joronen’s save was the only highlight of an evening which showcased how much effort Fulham have to make if they are to stand any chance of being promoted back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.last_img read more

THE HISTORY OF ‘MADDEN’ AT A GLANCE

first_img2005: The defense finally gets some love with the introduction of the “hit stick,” which lets gamers light up opposing ball carriers and have a chance at making bigger, game-changing plays on that side of the ball. 2006: The franchise debuts on the Xbox 360, but the reaction is mixed, to say the least. 2007: This version is better received, and this year marks the time when “Madden” comes to the PS3 and the Wii. The focus here was the running game, where players could control lead blocker and clear the path for ball carriers. – R.C.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1989: “John Madden Football” comes out for the Apple II computer. It was the first football video game to feature full 11-on-11 action. It had 16 of the 28 NFL teams, but no NFL license meant no team names, logos or players. Back in the day, you just had numbers. 1992: “John Madden Football ’92,” available for both the 16-bit Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, featured player injuries, weather conditions and the rest of the teams that were missing from the previous editions. It also had new plays and formations. 1994: This edition used the NFL license for the first time, so you had real team names and logos. You also had classic teams as well as John Madden himself in the virtual “broadcast” booth. 1997: The classic teams make a return on the 32-bit PlayStation and Saturn systems. There were also video intros, a broadcast crew and a step up in visuals, starting with motion-captured players. 1998: “Madden” football spreads to the Genesis, Super Nintendo, Saturn, Nintendo 64, PlayStation and the PC. The biggest change is smarter artificial intelligence, which made the computer opponent tougher to play. 1999: Gamers saw the introduction of “franchise mode,” which allowed players to take control of their favorite teams over several seasons. The introduction of polygon gave the series a different, more fluid look. 2000: “Madden 2000” celebrated the franchise’s 10-year run with expanded playbooks for the PlayStation 2 and the PC. 2002: The franchise comes to Microsoft Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube for the first time. You get to hear Al Michaels in the booth for play-by-play, alongside John Madden. 2004: The Michael Vick year. It was also the year that “Madden” arrived on Xbox Live, meaning players from all over the country could play against each other. Virtual Mike Vick became this generation’s version of virtual Bo Jackson from “Tecmo Bowl” – which means Vick was virtually unstoppable in the game. last_img read more

Swansea striker completes permanent move to Lille

first_img1 Lille have completed the permanent signing of Swansea striker Eder on a four-year contract following the Portugal international’s successful loan spell with the Ligue 1 club.The 28-year-old, who moved to France in the January transfer window just six months after arriving from Braga for £5million, scored six goals in 13 matches while on loan.“His signing is good for the present and the future of the Lille,” coach Frederic Antonetti told losc.fr.“We learned to know and appreciate Eder and am very happy he now belongs to the club.“He is a centre-forward who did a lot of good in our offence, a warrior, and we needed this profile.”Eder failed to score in 13 appearances for Swansea, only two of which were Premier League starts Eder in action for Lillie last_img

Chelsea deny John Terry contract talks

first_img1 Chelsea have denied speculation that talks have taken place over the future of club captain John Terry.Recent reports have claimed Terry, who has spent his entire career at Stamford Bridge, will not be offered a new deal by the club at the end of the season.However, Chelsea’s head of communications Steve Atkins has revealed that while no such discussion have yet taken place, a meeting with the player is scheduled towards the end of the current campaign.Atkins said: “It’s a little early in the season for stories like this to come out. It is the kind of discussion that we have with players in the last year of their contract, but much later in the season.“That discussion has not taken place between John and the club. It’s something that will be discussed later in the season, not for now.”Terry has not started in the Premier League for the Blues since September.The centre-back was out injured when manager Antonio Conte changed from a back-four to a back-three, and with that change coinciding with the Blues’ surge to the top of the table, Terry hasn’t had a look-in since.He has, however, received strong backing from his Italian boss.Conte said: “John is our captain and I think he is done a great job when he has played. Now he is not playing but he is helping me a lot in the changing room to send the right message to the players.“He is injured but he is coming with us to every game, home and away, to transfer the right message. This is fantastic.” Will John Terry’s Chelsea career come to an end this season? last_img read more

Fulham favourites to beat Reading, Brighton to beat Cardiff and go top? CORAL DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.This morning we looked ahead to tonight’s Championship fixtures – will Brighton replace Newcastle at the top of the table with another three points?The second-place Seagulls are 4/6 favourites to beat Cardiff at home, with the Welsh club 9/2 for the win and the draw 11/4.Meanwhile, despite being six points ahead and at home – Reading are 2/1 outsiders to beat promotion rivals Fulham, with the London club 13/10 favourites and the draw 5/2.Get all this, plus the latest racing news, in today’s Coral Daily Download!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

John Terry is EXACTLY the type of player Arsenal need right now, talkSPORT told

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes John Terry is EXACTLY the type of player Arsenal need to sign in the summer, telling talkSPORT: ‘They’ve got NO leaders!’Arsene Wenger’s men are in a wretched run of form after losing five of their last seven games in all competitions – including another 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich which saw them dumped out of the Champions League 10-2 on aggregate.Redknapp believes a lack of leadership on the pitch is the problem, and that Chelsea captain Terry would be the perfect man to rally the troops at the Emirates Stadium.The former England skipper is out-of-favour under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge – having made just ten appearances this term – and is reportedly open to joining another Premier League club when his contract expires at the end of the season.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, former Tottenham and QPR boss Redknapp said: “If I was the manager of Arsenal, I would take John Terry tomorrow.“He would absolutely improve that side. That’s what they’re short of, they’re short of a John Terry – they’ve got no leaders.“I think someone like John would sort a few of them out and get them at it.“He’d be worth his weight in gold around the place. There are not many players like him around anymore.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Harry Redknapp IN FULL above!last_img read more

Chief keeps job in FOCUS

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeAfter serving in the Orange Police Department in every capacity during a 20-year stint, Hudson came to Alhambra about five years ago. He was appointed chief two years ago and says his main goal is to fulfill the department’s three-point mission to serve the community fairly, provide top-rate service and, of course, reduce crime. Efforts toward that end include the implementation early this year of the FOCUS program – for Fight Our Crime Using Structure – to which he attributes the recent decrease. “While I have achieved everything I wanted to achieve coming into this profession,” Hudson says, “ultimately, it’s not about me. It about the community and the people in the department and there’s always room for improvement.” mary.gurton@sgvn.com ALHAMBRA – With a blue-eyed purity usually associated with something as all- American as the Boy Scouts, Alhambra police Chief Jim Hudson convenes a brief meeting with command staff members of the city’s 90 member force. The twice-weekly meeting flows smoothly, with a report of a 4.1 percent decrease city-wide in overall crime since March a highlight of the review of police work’s administrative nuts and bolts. “The cold weather keeps crime down,” the shirt-and-tied Hudson mentions of an overnight lull in activity as the meeting draws to a close. “Cold weather keeps criminals inside. Actually, we’re expecting a quiet week with the holidays coming.” Hudson, 46, whose career in public safety began more than 30 years ago as a police Explorer, prefers his colleagues refer to him as Jim, and says their efforts are what makes the organization he leads a success. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Solskjaer exclusive: United ‘need to work on all aspects’ following Palace defeat

first_img 3 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP ‘Are you ready for this?’ – Souness in rare praise of returning Paul Pogba Getty Images – Getty Solskjaer refuses to blame De Gea for Man United loss and heaps praise on Pogba revealed getty Van Aanholt’s goal will go down in Crystal Palace folklore Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Neville interrupts Mourinho’s interview with reaction to De Gea’s howler not guilty Solskjaer was appointed midway through last season STUNNED With regards to his young stars, the Norwegian manager added: “Most of these kids have grown up wanting to play there, some of them academy kids, we prepare them to do that.“Of course it’s easier when you win games to show your skills, but you know when you lose games, that’s when you wanna see the team coming together, helping the young players.“Players want to stand up, that’s the chance to stand up, so I’m not afraid of that.” Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has exclusively told talkSPORT that he believes his team need to work on ‘all aspects’ of their game following defeat to Crystal Palace.The Red Devils were beaten against the odds on Saturday as Jordan Ayew and Patrick van Aanholt fired past David de Gea. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas ‘Racism’ overshadows Lampard’s schooling of Mourinho, and Arteta hates Christmas It all went wrong for Manchester United on Saturday center_img Ayew’s goal came massively against the run of play in the first half and Daniel James thought he’d salvaged a point for United with his 89th minute equaliser, however Van Aanholt struck in added time.Reflecting on the story of the match, Solskjaer told talkSPORT: “We dominated the first half an hour, we pinned them back, but we didn’t have that last little change of tempo or the quality in the last bit.“And when you concede a goal from just a long kick through the middle and lose a header – that was the first time we lost a header really – and he’s clean through on goal.“So we need to work on all aspects of the game.” ANALYSIS Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? Despite thumping Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day, United have emerged with only four points from a possible nine after three games.When asked to reflect on Monday’s 1-1 draw at Wolves alongside today’s loss, Solskjaer concluded: “The last two games have been disappointing, I have to say, in the aspect of points collected because we deserved six points for the two games.“We’re two penalties away from two wins probably, sometimes that’s not down to quality, it’s sometimes bad luck and today we created enough to win it, but we didn’t.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January review Getty Images – Getty SAY THAT AGAIN? Chelsea beat Spurs, Man United lose – What happened in the Premier League LATEST MAN UNITED NEWS FAREWELL 3 3 REVIEW last_img read more