Robbers Get 5 Years Each

first_imgFive men who pleaded guilty to participating in armed robbery in the New Georgia, Old Field Community, in April 2010 have been sentenced to prison for five years each.They were sentenced on Thursday, February 27, by Judge Henry Paye of Criminal Court ‘D’ at the Temple of Justice.Judge Paye’s decision came after he confirmed the jury’s unanimous guilty verdict.In the court’s ruling, he said, “prosecution produced overwhelming pieces of evidence both oral and documentary linking the defendants to the commission of the crime armed robbery; which they were indicted for by the grand jury of Montserrado County.”The defendants have already served three of the five years at the Monrovia Central Prison.  When they first appeared in the court defendants David Freeman, David Poka, Jacob Thaprfe, Sunnyboy Saturday and T.J Papie, all pleaded guilty earlier last month to robbing several homes in the area.They also apologized to their victims— who present in the courtroom— and asked for forgiveness.Following that admission, the court entered into a non-guilty on their behalves, thereby shifting the burden of proof onto the prosecution. Details of the indictment said, on April 9, 2010, between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., in the New Georgia, Old Field Community the defendants broke into several homes including those of Saah Johnson, Pastor James S. Williams and Lewis P. Gibson breaking down their front doors.The indictment further explained that they (defendants) threatened to kill their victims with cutlasses, knives, sticks, and other weapons if they did not surrender their valuable items.In the process, the defendants allegedly stole items valued at US$1,315.00 and LD$7,050.00.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alexis Sanchez: How his start to life at Arsenal compares to Henry, RVP and more

first_imgRobin van Persie: 132 goals in 279 games (2004-2012)Van Persie is another who pales in comparison to Sanchez, with two league goals in his first 13 games. After a slow start in terms of goals – injuries did not help – his threat in front of goal grew and in his final season before leaving for Man United he finished with 30 Premier League goals and the Golden Boot. Sanchez v Henry, Wiltord and Van Persie 1 1 1center_img Sylvain Wiltord: 49 goals in 175 games (2000-2004)Arsenal splashed £13m on France’s European Championship winner Wiltord in 2000. He scored two league goals in his first 13 games but he also operated as a winger. However, one of his 175 strikes was the most important in the club’s history as he helped clinch the double at Old Trafford in 2002. Arsenal had already beaten Chelsea in the FA Cup final when the Frenchman pounced to sink their title rivals on their own patch. Arsenal rely on Alexis Sanchez too much at the minute, says manager Arsene Wenger.The goals need to be shared around more, but thankfully for Gooners, the Chile forward is in scintillating form and has nine goals in 13 Premier League matches so far.But how does he compare to previous Arsenal strikers – bought by Wenger – and their respective starts?Thierry Henry: 228 goals in 377 games (1999-2012)Henry took his sweet time to score his first goal for Arsenal following his transfer from Juventus in 1999. He finally found the back of the net in his eighth Premier League game, a 1-0 win against Southampton and in total he scored three Premier League goals in his first 13 league games, but didn’t do too badly after that… 1last_img read more

Reports: Everton enquire about talented Fiorentina winger

first_img1 Fiorentina winger Josip Ilicic Everton have made an approach to sign Fiorentina winger Josip Ilicic in January, according to reports in Italy.Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has identified the Slovenian international as a key target in the upcoming window and wants to add cover to his squad on both flanks.The 26-year-old has been in fine form for the Viola this term and Martinez has been impressed with the talented winger after receiving glowing scouting reports from his team.Ilicic, who has plied his trade in Serie A since 2010, has also attracted the interest of Lazio, while Sampdoria and Torino have confirmed long-term interest in the midfielder.However, according to the La Nazione, the former Maribor star wants to play in the Premier League and believes first-team football could be on offer at Goodison Park.Blues playmakers Kevin Mirallas and Steven Pienaar have both struggled with injury this term and Martinez wants to sure up his midfield as he targets Champions League qualification.last_img read more

Arsenal pitch markings painted blue to combat snow

first_img0Shares0000Feeling blue — Arsenal’s ground staff take all measures to combat the snow in London © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 1 – Arsenal painted their pitch markings blue in a bid to combat the snow gripping London ahead of Manchester City’s visit to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.With heavy snow coating the English capital in the 24 hours before the clash with the Premier League leaders, Arsenal took the decision to change the pitch markings from their usual white to blue. The move is to help the match officials and players pick out the lines in case there is further significant snowfall during the game.Tottenham initially did the same at Wembley ahead of their FA Cup fifth-round replay victory against Rochdale on Wednesday, but the lines had to be repainted a lighter colour so the video assistant referee system would work.Heavy snow fell during Tottenham’s 6-1 win with ground staff having to sweep along the lines during breaks in play.City are 13 points clear of second-placed Manchester United, while sixth-placed Arsenal are 10 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the race to qualify for the Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Five key tasks in Arteta’s in-tray at Arsenal

first_imgAFP Sport looks at what Arteta must do to make Arsenal a force once again:Forge an identityWenger transformed the culture at the club from the defensive-orientated days of “1-0 to the Arsenal” under George Graham, overseeing some of the slickest attacking play English football has ever seen.Arsene Wenger won three Premier League titles at Arsenal © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISThe final seasons of the Frenchman’s 22-year reign saw a decline in results and an inability to challenge for the biggest prizes but Arsenal were still renowned for an attacking brand of football.Some of that was lost in Unai Emery’s 18 months in charge as the Spaniard unsuccessfully tried to patch up a leaky defence before he was sacked last month.“I want the football to be expressive, entertaining,” Arteta told the Arsenal magazine during his time as a player, speaking about how he wants his teams to play.“I cannot have a concept of football where everything is based on the opposition. We have to dictate the game, we have to be the ones taking the initiative, and we have to entertain the people coming to watch us.”Arteta does not have much managerial experience but serving an apprenticeship as a coach under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City over the past three-and-a-half years is seen as a big plus point.Guardiola has managed to find the perfect blend of entertaining football while piling up trophies at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City.Now Arteta’s task is to take the magic formula and apply it to Arsenal.Find centre-backsA constant in the decline of Wenger, Emery’s struggles and a run of one win in five matches under caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg has been Arsenal’s lack of a dominant centre-back.Arsenal defender David Luiz © AFP/File / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVASInstead of addressing an obvious area of need in the summer, the Gunners’ hierarchy splurged a club-record fee on forward Nicolas Pepe, while patching up the defence with the budget signing of David Luiz.The Brazilian has been dropped in recent weeks, but none of Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Callum Chambers, Rob Holding or Shkodran Mustafi inspire much confidence.Arsenal may not have much money to spend in next month’s transfer window but what they do have they must use on their defence.Balance the midfieldMesut Ozil has struggled to impress for Arsenal this season © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONA former midfielder by trade, Arteta must find a way to prevent Arsenal’s midfield being completely bypassed to leave their shaky backline exposed.Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira have potential but have gone backwards in their second seasons at the Emirates.Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil have experience but have done little to earn their places in the side this season and could be among the first to be cast aside under Arteta.Can Aubameyang and Lacazette co-exist?Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are two of Arsenal’s few world-class talents but both want to play in the same position as the central striker.Arsenal forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang © AFP/File / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASEmery frequently changed his system to try and accommodate both but often at the expense of the team as Arsenal were overrun in midfield or lacked width.Experiments with Aubameyang playing wide have limited the goal threat of a striker who shared the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season and Lacazette was even dropped by Ljungberg for 18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli in the past two Premier League games.Get the best out of PepeNicolas Pepe is Arsenal’s record signing © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONArsenal splashed a club-record £72 million ($94 million) on Pepe from Lille, believing the Ivorian’s pace and eye for goal could make the difference in securing Champions League football.However, Pepe has scored just once from open play in the Premier League and his struggles to make an impact have seen him dropped by both Emery and Ljungberg.0Shares0000(Visited 33 times, 2 visits today) 0Shares0000Mikel Arteta has been handed the task of reviving Arsenal © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 20 – Arsenal are the latest Premier League club to turn to a former player as their manager, with Mikel Arteta named the new head coach on Friday.The Spaniard takes over with Arsenal languishing 10th in the Premier League and their last title-winning campaign under Arsene Wenger 15 years ago a distant memory.last_img read more

Bravo! The 10 least dirty defenders in the Premier League revealed

first_img 10 10 Which defenders resort the least to fouling in the Premier League? We’ve got the answers! At no. 10 it’s Cesar Azpilicueta – 5.17 tackles per foul conceded (in 20 games, from 62 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the nine least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season (stats correct up to and including games played on 3 March 2015) – With referee performances under intense scrutiny in the Premier League right now, it’s worth pointing out that match officials can be given a difficult job by players who insist on fouling and simulating to get a result. So which defenders – whose job it is to stop the opposition from scoring, supposedly by fair means – commit the least fouls? We looked at the stats for defenders who have played a minimum of 10 Premier League games so far this season. You’ll find the results by clicking through the slideshow, using the arrows above, right. 3. Rio Ferdinand – 9.5 tackles per foul conceded (in 10 games, from 19 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the two least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 2. Sylvain Distin – 10.5 tackles per foul conceded (in 12 games, from 21 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the least dirty defender in the Premier League so far this season 10 9. Per Mertesacker – 5.25 tackles per foul conceded (in 25 games, from 21 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the eight least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 10 7. Gael Clichy – 6.5 tackles per foul conceded (in 19 games, from 95 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the six least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 10 6. Nathaniel Clyne – 6.79 tackles per foul conceded (in 26 games, from 52 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the five least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season Listen to Newcastle United v Manchester United live on talkSPORT on 4 March 2015.What do you think of the statistics in the slideshow above?Should these defenders be applauded, or does it indicate they aren’t doing all they can to stop the opposition?Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. 4. John Stones – 8 tackles per foul conceded (in 13 games, from 16 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the three least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 8. Andrew Robertson – 6 tackles per foul conceded (in 19 games, from 48 tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the seven least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 10 10 10 10 5. Cristian Gamboa – 8 tackles per foul conceded (in 10 games, from eight tackles made). Click the arrow above, right, to see the four least dirty defenders in the Premier League so far this season 10 1. Javier Manquillo – 16 tackles per foul conceded (in 10 games, from 32 tackles made)last_img read more

Liverpool star withdraws from Brazil squad due to injury

first_img Philippe Coutinho 1 Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has withdrawn from Brazil’s squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela.The 23-year-old played the full 90 minutes of Sunday’s 1-1 Merseyside derby draw at Goodison Park.However, the Brazilian Football Confederation announced on Monday he has pulled out of their squad with an unspecified injury.His place in the squad has been taken by Kaka.last_img

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 3, 25, 28 and 29 130. There was no winner of match 3. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,200 and Match 3 is €240. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prize went to Sean Cannon, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,300 on 46 calls.  GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 5th, 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:killybegs gaa noteslast_img read more

GERRY ADAMS CONFRONTED BROTHER IN DONEGAL OVER RAPE ALLEGATIONS – COURT HEARS

first_imgTHE brother of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has gone on trial in Belfast for allegedly raping and sexually abusing his daughter.The jury for the trial was sworn in at Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday.They heared that Gerry Adams had confronted his brother about allegations he raped and abused his own daughter Aine Adams from the age of four. Belfast Crown Court heard on Tuesday that after Aine Adams told her mother about what had allegedly happened to her when she was a child, the mother and daughter – along with Gerry Adams – went to confront Liam Adams at a house in Buncrana, Co Donegal in 1986.Liam Adams, of Bernagh Drive, west Belfast, however, has denied the allegations.He went on trial facing ten counts of rape, indecent assault and gross indecency allegedly committed against his daughter – between the ages of around four and ten – from 23 March 1977 to 24 March 1984.Crown lawyer Ciaran Murphy QC warned the jury of six men and six women that their role was to assess the evidence, “decide who is telling the truth” and set aside any feelings of sympathy or prejudice they may have.He declared that ultimately, once they have heard all of the evidence in the trial, “we respectfully say that you will be firmly convinced of the guilt of Mr Liam Adams.”Taking the jury through the ten count indictment, Mr Murphy said that in essence Aine Adams, 40, will allege that when she was a child, her father “engaged in indecent touching of her body,” forced her to perform sex acts and touch him and also “engaged in sexual intercourse with her from about the age of five.”Describing how her parents’ marriage was not a happy one, the lawyer said there were many occasions when Aine’s mother left the home and it was then, “when the defendant was left alone with Aine Adams, she alleges she was abused”.He said the first incident the alleged victim could recollect was when she was around four-years-old and living in Westrock Drive in west Belfast when her father allegedly came into her room and “started touching her”, adding that in combination with the further sexual allegations “it can be inferred that the touching was indecent.”The next set of three charges of indecent assault, gross indecency and rape, came when Aine was around five-years-old said the lawyer.Aine Adams claims her dad Liam sexually abused her from the age of fourWhile her mother was in hospital giving birth to her brother Connor, Liam Adams allegedly went into his daughter’s room, touched her inappropriately, forced her to touch him and then raped her.After the family had moved to a property in the Lenadoon area when Aine was still around five-years-old, Mr Murphy recounted how Aine would give evidence of having her own bedroom but that her father came into her room wearing a sheepskin coat.“He had just come into the house,” explained the lawyer, “and she alleges that he touched the area where her breasts would have been…and kissed her in a vulgar way” before there was more inappropriate touching and rape.Another alleged incident occurred in a bungalow the family had moved to in the New Barnsley area in the summer of 1981 when again, having gone into his young daughter’s bedroom, Adams abused her and forced her to perform a sex act.The last count, Mr Murphy told the jury, related to an allegation that Adams raped his daughter when she was around ten-years-old in a flat he moved into on the Antrim Road in the north of the city after the marriage broke up.He said Aine first told her mother Sarah about the allegations in 1986, a short time before the mother and daughter, along with Sinn Féin president, her uncle Gerry Adams, went to Co Donegal to confront him about his alleged behaviour.The jury heard that while she also told police about the alleged abuse in 1987 and gave a statement, she told police she did wish the matter to go any further and moved to Scotland.By 2006, however, Aine Adams had come back to Belfast and again raised her complaint with the police who arrested her father and interviewed him three times.Liam Adams denied all the allegations put to him and also denied that his brother, ex-wife and daughter ever confronted him about the claims.The trial continues.GERRY ADAMS CONFRONTED BROTHER IN DONEGAL OVER RAPE ALLEGATIONS – COURT HEARS was last modified: April 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Lady canons cruise past Nkumba Lady Marines in NBL

first_imgUCU’s Brenda Kayaga (5) dribbles the ball against Nkumba on Wednesday night (Photo by FUBA Media)National Basketball League 2018Nkumba Lady Marines 54-80 UCU Lady CanonsYMCA Court, WandegeyaWednesday, 11-12-2018UCU Lady Canons continued their fine run of form in the National Basketball League (NBL) on Wednesday night when they cruised to a 80-54 victory over Nkumba Lady Marines at YMCA Court in Wandegeya.The Mukono based side who came into the game on a three game winning streak were dominant on the night, winning all three first quarters and before losing the fourth by one point.UCU had a shaky start to the game, conceding the first points and in the process trailing by five (7-4) with just over three minutes played in the first.They however regained control midway the first quarter on route to a 23-16 win after the first 10 minutes of the game.Despite Nkumba showing some resistance at the start of the second, UCU powered their way onto a 23-9 second quarter victory and in the process, held a 19 point advantage by half-time with the score-board reading 46-27.UCU showed signs of ending the tie early when they raced into a 5-0 lead at the start of the third and despite Nkumba enjoying some good spells; the Mukono based side won it 20-12 to take their lead to as many as 27 points.In the fourth quarter, UCU made several changes, allowing their substitutes to get more minutes and eventually lost it (fourth quarter) 15-14 but it did not matter as they won the game 80-54.Rosine Micomyiza led UCU in terms of points with 17 to her name on the night. Captain Vilmah Achieng (12), Sarah Ageno (16) and Esther Akwap (10) are the others that reached double figures in the winning effort.Nkumba’s Brenda Akone top scored on the night with 23 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal to her name.This was UCU’s seventh win in their first nine games and now move third on the standings.For Nkumba, they have now lost seven and won only three of their opening 10 games this season.Comments Tags: NBL 2018Nkumba Lady MarinesUCU Lady Canonslast_img read more