World champion here to teach shooters

first_imgBen Husthwaite, a 19-time world shooting champion, has been in Jamaica since Monday teaching professional and amateur shooters how to improve their shooting skills. The sessions will conclude next Monday.Husthwaite was brought here by the Jamaica Skeet Club. The sessions will prepare local shooters to better compete here, but more so, to compete on behalf of Jamaica at the international level. The shooters are receiving individual instruction as well as in groups of no more than three. The sessions were fully booked before Husthwaite arrived in the island last Monday afternoon.According to Husthwaite, the shooters will be taught, among other things, “how the gun’s gonna move”.”We are going to control every aspect of the gun movement. It’s almost like following a GPS in a car. You follow signals. We are going to do the same thing,” Husthwaite said.He had high praises for the Skeet Club’s junior programme. He said that it was better than what they had in his home country – the United Kingdom.Husthwaite talked glowingly about Jamaica. He has been here 15 times, remaining here for eight weeks on one occasion. He has the word Jamaican tattooed on his arm and the Jamaica Skeet Club’s logo on his back.Khaleel Azan said the club decided to bring back Husthwaite after a 10-year lapse to help fine-tune the skills of the local shooters. Azan is sitting in on the lessons as he will continue the teaching process after Husthwaite leaves next week.Shooters who have registered for the lessons include Christian Sasso – the current national champion; his father, Leighton Sasso, who is vice-president of the Jamaica Skeet Club; Sean Barnes – the four-time national champion; Ian Banks – the nine-time national champion; Jake Therrien – the recently crowned winner of the Digicel Cup Inter-Schools Sporting Clays Tournament; and Isabelle Chin – female junior shooter.last_img read more

Undefeated FEU still groping for chemistry, says coach

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names FEU, the UAAP finalist in Season 80 after losing to three-peat champion De La Salle, will be tested on Sunday when it faces fellow UAAP team Adamson on Sunday.“It would be like a pre-tournament game for us against them and we need to give everything we got.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University head coach George Pascua has been seeing a steady improvement as far as the Lady Tamaraws’ chemistry is concerned.One of Pascua’s concerns heading into the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference is the jelling of his players, but none of his worries seem to exist on Saturday when FEU eased its way to its third consecutive win.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Delos Santos, Petron take finals loss in stride: ‘Nothing to be ashamed of’ “Hopefully, little by little, we’ll have chemistry before the end of the tournament,” Pascua said in Filipino after guiding his team to a 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 victory over San Sebastian.“If our chemistry was at 50 percent in our first game, 60 percent in our second game, today it’s 70 percent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Banking on teamwork, the Lady Tamaraws had five players with at least five points led by Heather Guino-o’s game-high nine points.Celine Domingo and Jeanette Villareal had eight points each while Jerrili Malabanan and Kyle Negrito chipped in six and five points, respectively. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View commentslast_img read more

Over 50 Officers Arrested For Harassment, Await Prosecution

first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) arrested over 50 officers in the streets of Monrovia January 15 for harassment and escaping assignment; they were subsequently suspended.According to the spokesman for the LNP, Sam Collins, the arrest of the officers comes in the wake of calls from the general public complaining that police officers were constantly harassing peaceful citizens.Mr. Collins explained that some of the arrested officers were not from the LNP; rather they were imposters from the Monrovia City Police wearing LNP uniforms and harassing citizens.“The police have received several complaints from the general public about officers constantly harassing them in the streets while carrying on their business activities.”He explained that a few bad apples in the mix could taint the good ones. An exercise ordered by Col. Massaquoi of the LNP during the festive season is ongoing.According to the spokesman, the arrested officers will be turned over to the legal division of the LNP for prosecution in accordance with the crimes committed.Mr. Collins said the officers of the Monrovia City Police who were found wearing uniforms of the LNP would be turned over to the city cooperation for prosecution.He explained that in 2012, the LNP prosecuted two officers who violated the law of the police and were currently serving their sentences at the Monrovia central prison.Mr. Collins said officers who are found in the habit of escaping from assignment would be prosecuted by the LNP.According to him the collaboration of the LNP with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was intended to speedily fight crime in the country for the good of the citizens.He promised citizens that misconduct within the LNP would not be compromised and that the safety of the state remains the primary concern of the LNP.Mr. Collins also assured citizens that working with the police in their various communities creates relationships that help to reduce crime.      Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Obama Urged to Stem Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

first_imgUnited States President Barack Obama has been urged to stem the flow of the US$55.6 billion that has left Africa illegally each year over the last decade, and to address America’s role as a major facilitator of such outflows.The call came from Washington-based Global Financial Integrity (GFI), as African leaders arrived in the US capital for the historic US-Africa Leaders Summit.GFI said the Obama administration and African leaders should prioritize efforts to curb the illicit capital flight from Africa that has totaled US$555.8 billion in the last 10 years.“Illicit financial outflows are by far the most damaging economic problem facing Africa,” said GFI president Raymond Baker, who sits on the UN High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa.“In 2011 alone, US$76.9 billion flowed illegally out of Africa. That’s nearly US$77 billion that could have been invested in local businesses, in healthcare, in education, or in infrastructure,” Mr. Baker said“It’s money that could have been used to help pull people out of poverty and save lives. This Summit provides an historic opportunity for the United States and for leaders across Africa to focus their efforts on curtailing this hemorrhage of illicit capital.”GFI research finds that US$555.8 billion flowed illicitly out of Africa between 2002 and 2011, fuelling crime, corruption and tax evasion, while simultaneously draining hundreds of billions of dollars from African economies.The problem is so severe that a May 2013 joint report from GFI and the African Development Bank found that, after adjusting all recorded flows of money to and from the continent (e.g. debt, investment, exports, imports, foreign aid, remittances, etc.) for illicit financial outflows between 1980 and 2009, Africa was a net creditor to the rest of the world to the tune of between US$597 billion and US$1.4 trillion.“The traditional thinking has always been that the West is pouring money into Africa through foreign aid and other private sector flows, without receiving much in return. Our research has turned that logic upside down – Africa has been a net creditor to the rest of the world for decades,” added Mr. Baker, a long-time authority on financial crime.“The implication of this finding is broad and profound: More money flows out of Africa than flows in. Without concrete action, the drain on the continent is only going to grow larger.”GFI, a research and advocacy organization highlighted the role of the US as a major facilitator of such outflows.“For every country losing money illicitly, there is another country absorbing it. Illicit financial outflows are facilitated by financial opacity in tax havens and in Western economies like the United States,” noted Heather Lowe, GFI’s legal counsel and director of government affairs.“Indeed, the United States is the second easiest country in the world—after Kenya—for a criminal, kleptocrat, or terrorist to incorporate an anonymous company to launder their ill-gotten-gains with impunity. It’s high time that the US government come to terms with this reality and lay out specific policies, which it intends to implement to curb its status as a dirty money haven,” she said.The three-day US-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind, is the largest event any US President has held with African heads of state and government.The White House says the Summit will build on Mr. Obama’s trip to Africa in 2013 and will strengthen ties between the US “and one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions”.Specifically, it is expected that the August 4-6 Summit would advance the Obama administration’s focus on trade and investment in Africa and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people.At the same time, it will highlight the depth and breadth of America’s “commitment to the African continent, advance our shared priorities and enable discussion of concrete ideas to deepen the partnership”.The White House added: “At its core, this Summit is about fostering stronger ties between the United States and Africa.”The theme of the Summit is ‘Investing in the Next Generation’.“Focusing on the next generation is at the core of a government’s responsibility and work, and this Summit is an opportunity to discuss ways of stimulating growth, unlocking opportunities, and creating an enabling environment for the next generation,” the White House 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

Second Round Afcon Morocco 2015 Qualifiers Begin Today

first_imgThe qualifying rounds for the 2015 African Cup of Nations continues today, Wednesday with a whole selection of matches across the continent.The opening round of games followed the form book, with victories for Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, South Africa and Algeria.However, continental giant Egypt was defeated by Senegal, Ghana could only muster a draw against Uganda at home and African champions Nigeria was defeated at home by the Republic of Congo in a disgraceful fashion.These three fallen nations will be keen to bounce back, but, with a number of major sides facing each other in the mid-week qualifiers, it is no guarantee that they will succeed in getting their campaigns back on track.The following are the pairings: South Africa vs. Nigeria; Rwanda vs. Sudan; Algeria vs. Mali; Angola vs. Burkina Faso and Lesotho vs. Gabon.Cameroon vs. Cote d’Ivoire; Sierra Leone vs. RD Congo; Togo vs. Ghana; Cape Verde vs. Zambia; Mozambique vs. Nigeria; Uganda vs. Guinea; Egypt vs. Tunisia and Botswana vs. Senegal.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A Deceiver’s End

first_img“Jesus’ shed blood should cover you.” It was the voice of Apostle Edward Somah, his face tense, teeth held together, his two hands clutched the holy writ in a room with other members who continued to shout for joy during a revival to deliver a woman who had been under the control of powers beyond human control.“This is the day the Lord has made,” Apostle Somah shouted, his body shaking violently. It had been two hours now since the deliverance began.Apostle Somah moved back and forth, his teeth held together, his voice booming and echoing in the distance.“Lord, this woman is under the influence of the enemy,” he said, his hands trembling, the entire edifice shaking to its foundation. “We cannot allow the devil the chance to win.”“Amen! Lord may you show your power,” the almost thirty five members of both sexes, chosen for the occasion, responded in a chorus. “This is our time, and this is your time.”The four-room shack turned into a meeting place of the Holy Redeemer’s Church sat at the crossroad of Sopoh and Union Streets, outside Monrovia.Elizabeth Woyee, being delivered by the church, had sowed seeds in Apostle Somah, and was practically broke. The promised deliverance out of her predicament never happened and this deliverance seemed to be the end of her trust in those claiming to be messengers of God.Apostle Somah had insisted that heaven’s work was slow but sure. Having been under a curse for the last eight years, Elizabeth Woyee had become the joke of women she had disagreed with on flimsy issues. Her presence at Apostle Somah’s church was the last to allow some men of God to take her for a ride. Her husband of ten years had left her and she was at the end of her wits. The gospel song, ‘Lord, give me a new day,’ was her best companion.Behind her back, she was referred to as ‘a witch,’ and some had been brave enough to point fingers at her. She had had to live with the humiliation, and it had forced her to weep on many occasions. In a community where everyone seemed to know each other, Madam Woyee could not remedy her suffering.A day before she began her ordeal under the authority of Apostle Somah, the twenty seven-year-old apostle who seemed to have more problems than what the woman was facing, had asked her, “You must confess and sow seeds in the Lord.”The apostle had tasted extensive travel in several West African countries and had been successful with material things, that he claimed came from God. After six years of self-imposed economic exile, he decided to return home to live with the garb of God.While in Ghana, he was blessed with overflowing abundance of human beings interested in the work of God. The difficulty in life created conditions in which the Almighty was looked upon for help in every endeavor, while the devil was blamed for all misdeeds, unintentional and deliberate ones, of course.With fasting and prayers, Apostle Somah had been able to lead many of the sick back to health; those who claimed to have been possessed by demons had been cured, and on several occasions, when jesters had protested against his miracles, he had quoted from the bible the portion that suggested that those who believed would even move mountains.Many had made testimonies, to confirm the apostle’s abiding faith in the Lord.It was Ghana that his fame as a man of God and a miracle maker gained considerable ground, and his church grew with the damned coming in their numbers to be saved from the impending doom that they saw awaiting them in the hereafter. But he had had some misfortunes that resulted in the losses and even deaths of several women who had entrusted their future into his hands.Now that he was back in the land of his birth, and now that he had come across many of the damned, Apostle Somah felt sorry for them. At crusades where he was besieged by those whose lives had been torn apart by witches and personal enemies, Apostle Somah had stood up for them and had gained considerable material success, for many had sowed seeds with personal but useful items. His belief is that there is joy in the house of the Lord.Many had wondered what Jesus or God would do with a personal computer, a television or a mobile phone, but his servant, Apostle Somah had said that the Lord’s servant should not be deprived of the necessities of life, because sowing seeds in the Lord’s vineyard was tantamount to taking care of the Lord, and would often quote: “I was hungry, and you looked after me, I was sick and you cured me,” which went well with his audience.Now, as Apostle Somah looked down over Elizabeth Woyee, tears dripping onto his chest, his mind on that wonderful scene when the Lord Jesus wept upon hearing of the death of his friend Lazarus, his dear friend and child of God.“I am a sinner,” Elizabeth Woyee told the man of God. The apostle then lifted his head and looked into the heavens, as if for some spiritual support, when the woman added, “It’s been hard on me.”“I know,” the apostle said, “but I am seeing a revelation about some dark moments in your life and about a woman that I think is your sister.”“My sister,” she said, and she began to cry, “I am guilty for causing her death.”“The Lord is aware of your deeds,” the apostle said, “it is true you have said you killed your sister and now you are bearing the burden.”“Yes,” she said, her head bowed in shame, tears filling her eyes, “I have not found life easy. There are more problems daily.”“I know,” the apostle said, “now the Lord can heal you.” After her confession, the chance was open for her salvation from the abyss.She was thereafter accepted by the church and the next day Apostle Somah began the process of invoking his Lord to free her from the curse, and what the apostle said was hanging overhead. The apostle, supported by his church members, began to invoke God’s mercy upon her. The woman collapsed and shook involuntarily. One moment her body would lift from the floor and dangled in mid air, and the next moment, it would move towards the members, who were singing and praising the Lord. “Ebalalalalalllllalalalalalalalala,” Apostle Somah chanted repeatedly, beads of perspiration formed on his brow. “Ebalalalalalalalallalalalalalalallalalal.”“Amen,” the members cried in unison.“I command you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,” the apostle shouted, as if to someone before him, “to release this woman and let the Lord’s will be done.” But as the man of God ordered the spirit to leave the woman’s body, she would respond in a man’s voice. The apostle would then spring a sizeable amount of holy water on her, and the trembling would suddenly cease.This went on for two hours, and it was evident that the apostle would continue the battle till victory was won, or he would accept defeat. The Holy Redeemer’s Church had lately won the hearts of people in the area as a representative of the true God, and Apostle Somah had been credited for casting out demons, spells and other ailments that had baffled medical science.Now he must fight to deliver this woman under the devil’s control. The success of the deliverance would make Apostle Somah. But believing in the works that had been entrusted into his hands, Apostle Somah knew his personality, wrapped up in calmness and faith, would only survive after he had subdued the enemy.Though it had been two hours since the prayers began, there were signs that the Lord was answering his request, and the devil or the enemy in the woman’s life was being defeated.After a continuous back and forth movement, incantations and repeated instructions of, “Holy Ghost fire” and “I beseech thee…I beseech thee,” the woman at last lay calm, and her breathing began to soar higher and higher to the delight of all present.Apostle Somah said, in a mild prayer, “Lord, for eight years this soul has been under the control of the devil. Now is the day you have made to let the devil know that you’re the king of the world.”“Amen,” the congregation said in chorus, “Our Lord is able.”Then a woman raised a popular song of the church, her voice shrill and picking up power, echoed the popular hymn:“He didn’t have to do it, but he did…” and the rest of the congregation responded. The drums beat and hands clapped for thanksgiving.There was a shout from a woman above the echoes of the others and the apostle, who had momentarily moved away from the patient, rushed to her assistance, reciting some verses from the holy writ. The bible was still clutched in his right hand, and a rosary of a cross, which had hung around his neck, now dangled on his left hand.His face registered what could be described as pain, but it was evidently clear that he was communing with forces beyond the power of men. And he was almost beside the woman when he began to recite, “Owawawawawa….”It was then that a scuffle at the entrance to the church was noticed, and three men, possibly plain clothed police officers, entered the building. After some difficulties, they got the apostle’s attention and sought an audience with him. Apostle Somah, after approaching the Lord in prayers, raised the popular song, “Papa Lord da you ooo…” before informing the congregation the tragedy that had befallen him before the three men took him away in handcuffs.In was reported in local newspapers the next day that a notorious self-styled man of God had been nabbed by police officers in Monrovia. The arrested man of God, the news said, was wanted in several West African countries for the deaths of several women. He was also accused of making away with several thousands of dollars.The name of the alleged man of God was Apostle Edward Somah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Oktay lambasts Afraha pitch, calls it ‘a farm’

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay issues instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League match against Sofapaka at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on February 18, 2019NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 18 – Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay launched a scathing attack at the state of the Afraha Stadium pitch, despite his side weathering a tough Sofapaka storm to win 1-0 and move third in the Kenyan Premier League standings.The Cypriot tactician was unimpressed with the uneven and bumpy nature of the playing surface which denied his charges an opportunity to express their free-flowing football. “This is no pitch. This is a farm. This is not for playing football. In Europe, parks where kids play football are better than this. This is a farm,” the angered tactician stated after the game.This is not the first time a Gor Mahia coach is blasting the same stadium as last season, ex coach Dylan Kerr termed the pitch as horrendous.The game between the two sides had earlier been scheduled for the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday but had to be moved due to Gor Mahia’s involvement in the CAF Confederations Cup.Referee Badir Yassin tries to restore calm in the penalty area during the Kenyan Premier League match between Sofapaka and Gor Mahia at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on February 18, 2019And it was not only the pitch that annoyed the tactician, but he also expressed his frustration with the match referee Badir Yassin who he accused of trying to spoil the game.“We have suffered bad decisions against referees. Today, the referee wasn’t good enough. He was very bad. He tried to spoil the game but both teams were good and remained disciplined,” the furious coach stated.Nonetheless, the tactician said he was proud of his charges for getting maximum points from the tough tie despite having little time to rest following their tie away in Angola.“We played a high intensity game in Angola and two days later, we are playing a very tough and big game here. We got a win and I am happy with the players. Probably we should have won two or three, but it’s three points still,” stated the tactician.Gor will have little time to rest as on Wednesday they will be out again for a league assignment when they face another on form side, Western Stima at the Kasarani Stadium in a rescheduled tie.Fapaka head coach John Baraza shouts instructions on the touchline during the Kenyan Premier League match against Gor Mahia at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on February 18, 2019The victory over Sofapaka moved Gor to within three points of leaders Bandari, but the defending champions will assume top spot of they pick up maximum points against Stima.Meanwhile, Sofapaka tactician John Baraza says he was proud oif his players despite the loss to Gor, lauding their fighting spirit especially after playing with a man less for the last quarter hour following Mohammed Kilume’s injury.Sofapaka were on a run of five successive wins, but Baraza suffered his first defeat since taking charge of the team.“We were unfortunate today because we created the chances, we had possession but we were just unlucky not to score. I think my boys really did well and showed some good fighting spirit. The league is still a marathon and this is now over. We shift our focus to the next game,” the youthful tactician stated.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Klopp to Liverpool NOT over the line yet, Bradley v Pearson for Sunderland job – Coral Daily Download

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool looks likely to happen with the German 1/25 to take the job – but claims it is not over the line yet.He also looks at the candidates for the Sunderland job and says there has been a big gamble on Nigel Pearson [7/4] succeeding Dick Advocaat, while former USA boss Bob Bradley is into 9/2.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Chelsea reports: £50m deal for JT’s replacement, £38m blow and Atletico offer forward in swap deal

first_img 6 6 6 3. Alex Teixeira – Liverpool open talks with £38m Chelsea target? – Chelsea looked the favourites to sign Teixeira this month, but their Premier League rivals are set to damage their hopes. The Guardian claim they have been informed of Liverpool’s desire to sign the Brazilian this month, reporting their understanding that Reds’ chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Shakhtar Donetsk’s training camp in Florida to attempt to finalise the deal on Thursday. The Merseyside heavyweights have allegedly made an offer of £24.6m, but the Ukrainian outfit have given the attacking midfielder a £38m price tag. 4. Alexandre Pato – Blues locked in four-way battle for £10m target? – Pato’s agent, Gilmar Veloz, has insisted his client is yet to receive an offer from Chelsea, refuting reports the Blues had reached a ‘verbal agreement’ and were closing in on an £8m deal. Velour has since said: “The guys are working on getting an offer, but Corinthians are yet to receive one. Chelsea, Liverpool, Sporting and Benfica; all four have a chance”. Pato is said to have rejected an offer from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian and is holding out for a move to Europe, preferably in England. 6 2. Jackson Martinez – Atletico Madrid to offer forward in exchange for Chelsea pair? – Atleti director Andrea Berta has reportedly travelled to London in an attempt to prise Diego Costa and Pedro to the Estadio Vicente Calderon this month. The duo are understood to be unhappy at Stamford Bridge, and the Liga outfit are keen to take advantage of their situation by making an offer before their transfer ban comes into action. The Blues are likely to stand firm on the pair, but Atletico are allegedly willing to offer Jackson Martinez as part of the deal. Chelsea are running out of time to make a move in the January transfer window.Reports continue to emerge that Roman Abramovich could spend big before the current market slams shut at 11pm on 1 February.So, read the latest transfer news and rumours on Chelsea by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 5. Nemanaja Matic – Serb considering exit after nightmare six months? – Reports this week claimed that Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Oscar and Diego Costa were eagerly looking for a way out of south west London after a miserable six months with the club. Now, Matic is said to be the latest considering his future. The Daily Mail state the Serbia international, a key player in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign, is contemplating whether it is within the best interest of his career to move on, with his team-mates believing he has already decided to leave in the summer. His form has dropped tremendously this season and his confidence has shown few signs of improvement. 1. John Stones – Chelsea to make £50m bid this month? Read all about it, then click the arrow above to catch up on the latest Chelsea news – The reigning English champions failed miserably to lure the centre back, considered the long-term replacement to John Terry, to Stamford Bridge in the summer. The Blues made four bids, the final believed to be £38m, but all were rebuffed by the Toffees, who stood firm on blocking Stones’ exit, despite the player himself later handing in a transfer request. It seems, however, that Chelsea have not given up and will return with a much improved offer. talkSPORT’s understanding is that £50m has been set aside by Roman Abramovich, and they will attempt to sign him before the close of the January transfer window. 6 6 6. John Obi Mikel – midfielder wanted in China? – Mikel, who has become a key player under Guus Hiddink after largely being ignored by previous manager Jose Mourinho, is said to have an offer from Sven Goran Eriksson’s side Shanghai SIPG. The Daily Mail report that the Chinese outfit are willing to offer the Nigeria international £60,000 per-week after tax, with a transfer fee of £6m. In the summer, the 28-year-old insisted he had no desire to leave Chelsea and was content with seeing out the remaining two seasons of his contract. A lucrative bid could prove difficult to reject, but his recent revival at Stamford Bridge could make any decision difficult.last_img read more


first_imgIF YOU’RE in business and supporting local sport, we want to hear from you.Gerry Doherty from Supervalu Carndonagh and Centra Moville is a staunch supporter of the Donegal Ladies footballers.The girls take on Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter final this Saturday in Clones (TI 12.30pm). Gerry is pictured with the Ladies Ulster Senior Championship trophy and Ladies u21 All Ireland trophy at Centra Moville.Squad members Back Row L to R Davy McLaughlin (Donegal Manager) Niamh McLaughlin, Gerry Doherty (Centra Supervalu) Niamh Hegarty & Ciara Hegarty Front Row L to R Terasa Doherty & Deirdre Foley.Gerry and his staff have been great supporters of the Donegal Ladies as well as being very generous sponsors of the girls.Do  you support a local sport or team? Send you pix to (Good luck to the girls on Saturday). SUPERVALU GERRY GETS BEHIND OUR LADIES FOOTBALLERS’ ALL-IRELAND GLORY BID was last modified: August 19th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Centra Movilledonegal ladiesFootballersSupervalu CarndonaghULSTER CHAMPIONSlast_img read more