Wigan have rejected an offer from Chelsea for Victor Moses, according to Sky.Chelsea were this morning reported to be planning to pip neighbours QPR to the signing of Moses, who has been tipped to leave the DW Stadium.The Blues are now said to have made a formal bid for the 21-year-old Nigerian.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Balakov: The positive thing is that we do not lose –…Balakov: The positive thing is that we do not lose –…
The coach of CSKA 1948 Krassimir Balakov shared after the zero draw with Tsarsko Selo that there are a lot of things to correct, as the team has difficulty scoring goals.“I can’t be satisfied. In the first half we had clearer goal positions. Tsarsko Selo had almost no goal position, which is good. In the future we have to be more aggressive and concentrated in order to realize the few positions we have. We have people who score, we played compactly and we tried to be well organized, we had our chances in attack, but luck didn’t cover us, we have to change some things to have more goal opportunities and to realize more, football tension is always “We live with this tension. I think the players are disappointed with the fact that we can’t win. It’s a little positive that we don’t fall. We only fell once.” Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.
Baker’s dozen to contest Guinness `Greatest of the Streets’ playoff roundBaker’s dozen to contest Guinness `Greatest of the Streets’ playoff round
Thirteen community-based teams will contest the Playoff Round for the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets, East Coast Demerara edition tomorrow at the Haslington Market Tarmac. The participants are battling for the eight remaining berths to the main draw of the 16-team competition. The automatic qualifiers are defending champion Uprising, Paradise-A, BV-A, Melanie-B, Buxton Diamond, Mahaica Determinators, Victoria Church Yard and Belfield Warriors. The teams vying for the precious berths are Victoria Eagles, Melanie-A, BV-B, Hustlers, United Ballers, Plaisance-A, Plaisance-B, Police-A, Belfield Stars, Vryheid’s Lust, Police-B, Non-Pariel Ballers and Buxton-B. The championship will officially commence on Friday April 12th at the same venue, with the final two nights slated for April 13th and 22nd respectively.According to an official release from the coordinators of the event, Three Peat Promotions, “We are expecting a very competitive playoff round as each team has ambition of being a part of the tournament and eventually claiming the top prize. All participants are asked to be at the venue for 8:00am.”The release added: “All though we have an uneven amount of teams battling for places, everyone will be on show during the Playoff Round to ensure a transparent elimination and qualification process.” FixturesMelanie-A vs Police-ABV-B vs Belfield Stars Hustlers vs Police-BUnited Ballers vs Plaisance-BPlaisance-A vs Non-Pariel Victoria Eagles vs Vryheid’s Lust
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has rejected widespread calls for the return of Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to the Super Eagles fold ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia as he revealed that the present crop of goalkeepers deserve to represent Nigeria at the tournament.Pinnick was speaking in a television interview on Thursday. In his words, he said: “All the other goalkeepers deserve to be in posts (for the World Cup), (Francis) Uzoho, for one, is doing well.”“This could well be the big break for one of the other goalkeepers.“But in the end it’s Rohr’s call to invite Enyeama, it’s his own responsibility.”He also disclosed that goalkeeping coach Alloy Agu would be in South Africa to train Akpeyi.Pinnick said: “Alloy Agu is on his way to train Akpeyi at Chippa United.”“The other trainer (Pionetti) is in Spain with Uzoho on special permission of his club.“We also expect such for Dele Alampasu and Ezenwa.” he concluded.Related
PEORIA, Ariz. – A Facebook page has already been started for the class in Arizona, plenty of time before Mach-1 Sport Compacts make their debut at Canyon Speedway Park on March 3.The four-cylinder class also runs there March 9, 10 and 24, April 13 and 14, May 26 and 27, and Sept. 29.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded each night and Canyon promoter Doug Gabbard is confident the economy of the division will lead to a great race for those first-ever state and track championships.“It’s a division young drivers can start their careers in. We really don’t have an entry level division so these cars will really fill a void,” he explained.“We’re comfortable with IMCA’s philosophy. One of the things we like best is that they keep the rules the same from one year to the next. They’re very focused on cost,” Gabbard continued. “Once people see these cars, they’ll really take off.”Canyon also sanctions the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions.
(UPDATE 1:10 p.m.) Spencer decides not to prosecute Ashley Pearson for murder in Saturday morning stabbing incident(UPDATE 1:10 p.m.) Spencer decides not to prosecute Ashley Pearson for murder in Saturday morning stabbing incident
Kyle Hill and Ashley Pearson.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County Attorney’s office has elected not to prosecute Ashley Pearson, 29, of Wellington on suspicion of murder in the death of her boyfriend Kyle Hill.Hill died as a result of a stab wound that occurred at the residence at 315 North B Street on 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning in Wellington. Initially, Pearson declined to make a statement to Wellington police and suggested to the detective that he just take her to jail.“She could have saved herself three or four days in jail had she talked to the detective that night,” Spencer said from his office today.Based on evidence in the Wellington Police Department detective report, Spencer determined that Pearson was acting in self defense based on the actions of Hill of the night in question.“On Sept. 17, Pearson provided a statement suggesting that she was acting in self-defense,” Spencer said. “The investigation is ongoing. Primarily, Ms. Pearson’s claim fits within the definition of reasonable self-defense pursuit to KSA 21-5222.That statute states:“A person is justified in the use of force against another when and to the extent it appears to such person and such person reasonably believes that such use of force is necessary to defend such person or a third person against such other’s imminent use of unlawful force.”Spencer continues:“There are no other suspects in this crime and it appears that the correct determination of the application of the self-defense was involved. So I am nearby releasing Ashley Pearson from the Sumner County jail based upon her arrest of Sept. 15 by the WPD.”Spencer said if further investigation changes his evaluation of the reasonableness of her claim of self defense, then he will review his decision. The hearing scheduled for Sept. 20, 2018 should therefore be cancelled.In an interview today, Spencer said that the incident occurred after Hill had returned to the house after celebrating his birthday with his mother. Spencer said Hill was intoxicated. He would not release any details on the reason for the ensuing fight. The incident escalated to the point that Pearson had to defend herself, Spencer said.“The information provided to us corroborates more with her story, that it does that she was being less than truthful,” Spencer said.Spencer said Hill died of a single wound to the chest. Pearson had alerted a neighbor to call 911, he said. When authorities and rescue workers arrived on the scene she had been applying pressure to the wound of Hill.“I cannot go into further details, because there is a possibility that this investigation will be re-opened,” Spencer said.
GROWTH MODE: Aurora’s recession ends as city plans to spend, hireGROWTH MODE: Aurora’s recession ends as city plans to spend, hire
AURORA | As a local sign that the region has climbed out of the country’s long recession, Aurora city government is beginning to grow and spend more money.For the second year in a row, Aurora’s proposed 2015 budget won’t include any cuts to services or programs. To keep up with Colorado’s third largest city, the budget aims to increase the number of city staff, as well as expand police, fire, and recreation services.At a city council meeting Monday residents urged council to approve a $9 million plan to expand Moorhead Recreation Center in northwest Aurora as part of the 2015 budget. The majority of that money would come from $6.8 million from Conservation Trust Fund lottery dollars rolled into the $1 million in seed money allotted by council to Moorhead as part of last year’s budget.“Moorhead to me means a place to go during the summer when my parents are at work. I get to do what I love, play sports,” said Davion Henderson, an Aurora fourth grader who participated in basketball tournaments at the recreation center over the summer. “Moorhead just needs to be bigger. A full-court gym means a place kids my size can play year-round when teenagers and grownups hog the other courts.”Henderson was one of the 30 residents who showed up at council chambers in support of expanding the decades-old northwest Aurora rec center from 5,000 square feet to a full-fledge recreation center at 30,000 square feet.The 2015 proposed budget for the general fund is $291 million, up 7.9 percent from 2013 budget of $269.8 million. The budget is higher partly because this year, like last year, saw an increase in auto sales taxes.For 2015, council is focusing on 13 projects that total $14 million dollars. Those project include putting $419,000 toward a reinvigorated Sister Cities program, extending Sixth Avenue to E-470 for $5.7 million, and creating transit-oriented development around the nine light rail stops planned for Aurora at a cost of $2.4 million.The budget also includes a 3.75 percent average pay increase for city employees at a cost of $6.4 million, and new full-time employees for police, fire, and parks departments. Last year, city staff saw a 1.5 percent pay increase at a cost $2.3 million.The city plans to hire the most new employees in the police department, with seven new police officers at $723,300 and six civilian employees at $784,100.It plans to hire five full-time employees for two new fire medical service units at $600,000, and four additional firefighters at a cost of $268,500. Parks, Recreation, and Open Space will add five new employees for a cost $325,000.A study session for the 2015 proposed budget will be held on Sept. 10 in the Aurora Room at the Aurora Municipal Center at 5:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.The proposed budget can be viewed here.
Airline group suggests smaller carry-on bags to free up binsAirline group suggests smaller carry-on bags to free up bins
NEW YORK | Millions of fliers might soon want to buy new carry-on suitcases.Global airlines announced Tuesday a new guideline that recommends shrinking carry-on bags, in an effort to free up space in packed overhead bins.The guideline, which is not binding, means that many existing bags currently in compliance with airline rules would not be given preferential treatment in the boarding process. While details of how the guideline will be implemented are murky, and could vary from airline to airline, it raises the possibility that many fliers would be forced to check their favorite carry-on bag.Fliers might either need to buy smaller suitcases or pay a fee to check their bags, typically $25 each way.FILE – In this April 13, 2009 file photo, American Airlines flight attendant Renee Schexnaildre demonstrates the overhead baggage area during a media preview of the airline’s new Boeing 737-800 jets, at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. Global airlines on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 announced a new guideline that recommends shrinking carry-on bags, in an effort to free up space in packed overhead bins. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)The recommendation by the International Air Transport Association suggests an “optimal” carry-on size at 21.5 inches tall by 13.5 inches wide by 7.5 inches deep. That’s smaller than the current maximum size allowed by many airlines. For instance, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines all currently allow bags up to 22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches — although gate agents don’t always enforce those more-generous measurements.Airlines around the globe have varying standards — different enough that a carry-on bag that is acceptable to one airline isn’t allowed in the cabin of another. The airline trade group says the new guideline will not necessarily replace each airline’s rules on bag size, but gives them a uniform measurement that “will help iron out inconsistencies.”Theoretically, if airlines follow this guideline “everyone should have a chance to store their carry-on bags on board aircraft of 120 seats or larger,” the trade group said. Today, it’s typical for the last 20 or so passengers to board to be forced to check their bags at the gate because the bins are already full.Eight major international airlines will soon introduce the guideline into their operations. Chris Goater, a spokesman for the transport association, said they are: Air China, Avianca, Azul, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Emirates, Lufthansa and Qatar.“It’s certainly not mandatory,” Goater said.No U.S. airlines have yet signed on, but Goater expects more carriers to quickly do so. The suggested size was just unveiled publicly Tuesday at a meeting of global airline CEOs in Miami.Goater said the airlines are working with several large luggage manufacturers but none that can be disclosed publicly. Bags with new labels, designating them as “Cabin OK,” are expected to be in stores by the end of the year.Scott Mayerowitz can be reached at https://twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott .This story has been corrected to show that the airline group suggested an optimal bag size, not set a new maximum.
Copa del Rey semi-final draw: Barcelona to meet Atletico Madrid for spot in the finalCopa del Rey semi-final draw: Barcelona to meet Atletico Madrid for spot in the final
Barça and Atletico have only met once this season, drawing 1-1 at Camp Nou back in September, but they have played each other frequently in recent seasons. Where will the Copa del Rey final be? And on what day? IN SPORT.ES SPORT.es Upd. at 16:11 The Copa del Rey semi-final draw has seen Barcelona paired with Atletico Madrid, while Celta Vigo will play Alaves in the other semi-final. RELATED STORIES The first legs are likely to be played on Feb. 1 and the second legs on Feb 8. The final will take place on May 27, but a venue hasn’t been confirmed. The first leg will be played at the Vicente Calderon next week and the second leg will be at Camp Nou the following week. 27/01/2017 Celta beat Real Mardid 4-3 on aggregate, while Alaves were victorious against Alcorcon. Barça beat Real Sociedad to reach the last four, while Atletico beat Eibar. The winner of the meeting between the two sides will face either Celta or Alaves in the final. Sorteo Copa del Rey: Estos son los emparejamientos de semifinales CET
Bill ‘Doc’ Doherty has been a legend of the local footy landscape for decades now, even generations. But on Saturday…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Russell Bennett