Chelsea likely to draw Atleti in Champions League and Spurs could get Barca

first_imgReigning champions Liverpool’s most likely partners are Atleti and Shakhtar Donetsk – with the Blues having a near-15 per cent chance to meet Real Madrid.Man City face a similar fate too, but it’s Tottenham who face the ugliest draw thanks to their pot two burden.They have a 19 per cent chance to face Juve, Bayern or PSG – in what could become a “group of death”.We’ve simulated the 2019-20 #UCLdraw for the group stage, assuming Ajax make it through, for 50 million times, and here are the probabilities for the matches between the teams in pot 1 and the ones in pot 2.— (@BayernForumCom) August 25, 2019 CHELSEA, Liverpool and Manchester City are more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League than any other team – and it could be Barcelona for Tottenham.One super-fan – Mark Cilia Vincenti who runs the Twitter account – has run 50million simulations for Thursday’s draw and found who’s most likely to meet who.22 Liverpool and Chelsea could face Atletico Madrid in the Champions LeagueAnd it’s bad news for Tottenham who have more than a one in five chance of landing Barcelona.Spurs drew the La Liga champions 21.56 per cent of the 50m simulations – the highest percentage chance of any team to face anyone.Mauricio Pochettino’s side are the only Premier League team to sit in pot two, while Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are all in pot one.Those three therefore cannot meet Spurs – and vice versa.But that means Tottenham have just five options for teams they can meet from pot one in their group – Barca, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Zenit St Petersburg.Meanwhile, Real Madrid, Atletico, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica and Ajax or Lyon join Spurs in pot two.last_img read more

Gurias lead 16-8 at break

first_imgThe Gurias went on the attack minutes from kick off and got their first chance to get points on the board after a Lions player was penalized for a high shot.But the kick from Watson Boas hit the post and bounced favorably back to the Gurias who spread the ball out to wing for John Ragi Junior to score.The kicking duties were handed to Jason Missian who added the extras.The Lions registered their first points from the boot of Enoch Sine who converted a penalty from right in front of the posts. But the Gurias responded right away when a good run metres out from the try line by Pidi Tongap saw him offload to Nelson Daplen to cross over.Missian added two more points from the kick for the Gurias to lead 12-2.The Gurias pace and ability to spread the ball out to wing quickly allowed them more points when center Edward Goma shrugged off five Lions defenders to score.Missian could not make it three from three with his kick sailing away to put the score at 16-2.Right from the restart is where the Lions hit back.A dropped ball allowed Brian Gispe to pick up and run 50 metres to score.The conversion from Sine was successful to put the Lions back in contention.This gave the Lions more confidence as they denied the Gurias more chances to score.last_img read more

President Sirleaf Congratulates President-Elect Van der Bellen of Austria

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Austria, His Excellency Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen, on the occasion marking his election as President of that country. According to a Foreign Ministry release, the President, in her message, expressed how delighted she is to extend heartfelt congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia and in her own name. She stated further: “I am confident that you bring to this very demanding office a wealth of experience, particularly after a decade-long spell as leader of the Green Party and a retired professor of economics at the University of Vienna.”“We anticipate that your ascendency will serve as a renewed momentum to enriching the bilateral ties already cordially subsisting between Liberia and Austria, thereby exploring new opportunities for increased cooperation in significant fields for mutual benefit of our people and countries.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-gambler’s appeal of 18-year child rape sentence thrown out

first_imgForty-nine-year-old ex-gambler Ray Thomas, of Laing Avenue, Georgetown, will have to serve out his 18-year jail sentence after Judges at the Appeal Court denied his challenge on Thursday.The convicted prisoner has been incarcerated since September 2015 for rape committed on an eight-year-old girl, three years prior.After consideration of legal arguments by Thomas’s attorney, George Thomas; Chancellor of the Judiciary Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Appellate Justice Rishi Persaud and additional judge from the High Court, James Bovell-Drakes determined that they did not find that trial judge Dawn Gregory erred in principle when sentencing Thomas.“It is only when a sentence appears to err in principle that this court will intervene; the section under which the appellant was charged carries life imprisonment … it is within the discretion of the Judge having heard the evidence to impose a sentence that he or she sees fit according to the circumstances of each case,” the acting Chancellor explained.Chancellor Cummings-Edwards, citing case law, also observed that sentences could serve the public interest by acting as a deterrent to others who may potentially commit such crimes. After in-chamber deliberations, the Judges returned and disclosed that they were unable to find that the sentence was excessive.As such, the appeal was dismissed – an announcement which caused the prisoner’s elderly mother to break down in tears. She had to be escorted outside the courtroom.The convicted man had been unanimously found guilty by a 12-member jury of 10 women and two men. The panel of his peers determined that Thomas sexually penetrated the eight-year-old girl’s vagina with his two fingers during the month of February 2012.It was reported that Thomas conducted his own defence after he denied committing the crime at his arraignment. Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Dionne McCammon appeared for the State.last_img read more

Transfer rumour: Sunderland target former AC Milan star

first_img Acerbi linked with Premier League move 1 Sunderland have began talks with Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi over a move during the January transfer window.The Wearsiders have tracked the former AC Milan star all season and Black Cats boss Gus Poyet is in the market for a new centre-back.Acerbi has been a key figure for Sassuolo this term and helped Carlo Rossi’s side climb up into a mid-table position in Serie A, but sources close to the 26-year-old have revealed he wants to play in the Premier League.And now, according to Italian website Tuttomercatoweb, a bid of around £5m from Sunderland could test Sassuolo’s resolve to keep hold of one of their most prized assets.However, Poyet will have to move quickly in the transfer market as Greek champions Olympiacos are also monitoring Acerbi’s situation.last_img read more

Manchester United plot £40m swoop to steal French star from Chelsea

first_imgManchester United could be set to wreck Chelsea’s transfer plans for the second time in a week as they plot a £40million swoop for Tiemoue Bakayoko.The Blues thought they had won the race for the Monaco midfielder, but negotiations with the 22-year-old appear to have broken down.And that has opened up the way for Jose Mourinho to step in to potentially steal another player from under Antonio Conte’s nose, just as he did over the weekend with Romelu Lukaka.Newspaper reports on Tuesday morning claim the Old Trafford giants are ready to pay £40m for the Frenchman as Mourinho plots a return to the top four this season.It was expected the Red Devils would sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea once the Stamford Bridge outfit had sealed a deal for Bakayoko, but United now look as though they have switched their attention to the man who helped Monaco win the French league title last season. Tiemoue Bakayoko 1last_img read more


first_imgThe organisers of the annual Danny McDaid 15k road race in Letterkenny hope to see participation for this year’s race exceed 200.Launching last years Danny McDaid 15k road race are from left Brendan McDaid, Danny McDaid, Siobhan Doherty-Barrett, Station House Hotel and Neily McDaid.Now in its ninth year, the race will take place on August 11th.Last year saw 140 runners take part in the Letterkenny Athletics Club organised event, and it is hoped that the continued growth of running in the town and the county in general will see even more take part. The race, named after the Newmills 1972 and 1976 Olympic runner, was established as a preparation for those preparing for marathons and half marathons later in the year.Speaking at the launch of this year’s event at the Station House Hotel, which is sponsoring the race for the fourth year, Mr McDaid said the numbers keep increasing.“It is at the right time for people who are thinking of longer distances,” he said. “People have been doing that many 5ks now that it is a nice change and it gives them a feel of where they are at in their training.“Before people used to just want to exercise but they did not want to go to the line to compete but today that is not a problem.” Chair of Letterkenny Athletics Club, Brendan McDaid, hopes the participation can exceed last year’s race, which was the biggest to date.“There are a lot more people doing fun runs. Every race this year has seen an increase. More and more people are being active and keeping fit and running is one of the cheapest ways of doing that.”Siobhan Barrett-Doherty of the Station House Hotel said the hotel was delighted to be associated with such a beneficial local event.“This is an event with strong local affiliations and we like to be able to support local initiatives as a local home-gown hotel,” she said.Registration swill be accepted right up until the morning of the race. Anyone interested can email: DANNY McDAID 15K TO ATTRACT RECORD NUMBERS was last modified: July 31st, 2013 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:15kDanny McDaidlast_img read more

Villa host resurgent Kirinya at Namboole

first_imgVilla are winless in their last three games (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueSC Villa vs Kirinya JSSMandela National Stadium, NambooleWednesday, 06-03-2019 @7:30pmNAMBOOLE – After taking 7 out of a possible 12 points at the start of the second round, SC Villa have dipped in form of late as they are currently winless in their last three.The 4-2 loss away to KCCA FC in their last game ensured that Douglas Bamweyana’s side have taken only two points from their last three games, drawing 1-1 with both Bul and Police in the build up to their game away to the Kasasiros.The tie at home to Kirinya JSS is one that the Jogoos will be hoping to get maximum points from on Wednesday evening. It being a flood-lights’ game, it promises to be a thrilling spectacle on the eye and hopefully that is the case on the field of play.Mugisa Albert, Kiggundu Moses, David Owori and John Adriko have all returned to the fold which will be a major boost for the Jogoos.Coming up against the Students will be tough for Villa, especially after the Jinja based side have won all of their last two games.Kirinya defeated Nyamityobora 2-1 last time out, four days after they had downed Mbarara City by the same score line.However, both of those victories came at home and with their away from worrying as they have picked only a single point out of a possible 15 on the road, Kirinya should have some concerns.Match Facts:This will be the 6th ever competitive meeting between the two sides.In the first 5, Villa have won two, lost one with the other two ending in stalemates.This fixture has not seen an away victory in history but Villa have won all the two games they have hosted, scoring four goals and conceding none.The reverse game last season ended in a 2-0 victory for the Jogoos while when the two sides met in the first round, the match ended 2-2.Villa heads into the game having won only two of their last 11 games in all competitions (D5 L4).At home however, the Jogoos have won three of their last six games (D2 L1).For Kirinya, they have lost only one of their last six games (D2 L1).However, away from home, they have won only two of their last 9 games (D2 L5).The other games on Wednesday @4pm:-Tooro United vs KCCA FC-Paidha Black Angels vs URA FC-Bul FC vs Police FC-Maroons FC vs Bright Stars FCComments Tags: kirinya jssSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetoplast_img read more

Nothing beats a Donegal mammy’s cooking!

first_imgA Donegal mother will be appearing on RTE’s Tastes Like Home tonight to show that home cooking is the best, no matter where you are in the world.Ann McClay, who lives at Grianán of Aileach in Burt with her husband Jim, has four children. Two are now living in the US who were both in need of a taste of home.With the help of celebrity Chef Catherine Fulvio, Ann was able to pass on her best dessert recipes for her daughter and son to enjoy in Maine and New Hampshire. Tastes Like Home airs tonight (Monday) at 7.30pm on RTE One.Catherine Fulvio and Ann McClay on the summit of Greenan Mountain – Tastes Like HomeThe programme will begin in Donegal, with Ann meeting Catherine to tell her about her daughter Monica, who emigrated from Ireland over 20 years ago and James, who moved over 7 years ago.Ann agrees to teach Catherine Fulvio, how to make her children’s favourite anytime “Apple Pie”, as well as their childhood Christmas treat “Snowballs”.Ann’s Snowballs and Apple Pie – Tastes Like HomeCatherine then travels to Portland to meet James, a Child Protective Services worker, and experience the local food culture. They hit the road to the next door state of New Hampshire to visit James’ sister Monica, who lives in Pelham and is an accomplished chef and School Nutritionist Assistant. Talking food and family on camera was an unforgettable experience for Ann McClay. She said: “I would just like to say as far as the show is concerned I loved every minute of it, it was a great experience one I will never forget you guys were so nice and made me feel so at ease a great team to work with and Catherine is a gem it felt I just had a bunch of friends in my home.”Monica Cote, Catherine Fulvio and James McClay on Tastes Like HomeAnd having a taste of mammy’s baking from thousands of miles away was a special moment for James and Megan.James said: “I had an absolutely amazing time filming Tastes Like Home. Catherine and the entire crew were wonderful and made the experience so much fun. The food was out of this world, it was like they delivered the apple pie straight from my Ma’s kitchen.”Megan added: “My time spent on Tastes Like Home was a great experience. I was a little anxious at such a great chef Catherine Fulvio coming to my home but the whole team made me feel relaxed straight away. We had lots of fun all day and, then, getting back home to the aromas I knew from childhood in my mother’s kitchen being recreated here in mine was truly magical. Finally, we enjoyed Apple Tart like mammy’s in America! Thanks Tastes Like Home.”Nothing beats a Donegal mammy’s cooking! was last modified: December 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:RTEtastes like homelast_img read more

Chelsea Ladies boss targets new signings

first_imgChelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes says further signings are on the way as she looks to build a team capable of winning the Women’s Super League next season.Hayes was speaking as her squad was preparing to depart Tokyo, having reached the final of the International Women’s Club Championship before losing 4-2 to Japanese league and cup champions INAC Kobe Leonessa on Sunday.Recent recruit Rachel Williams was the Blues’ star player in Japan, scoring one and making one in the final as Chelsea almost pulled off a remarkable comeback having trailed 3-0 to their impressive hosts after 80 minutes.Williams has been joined in west London by her fellow England international Laura Bassett, with both opting not to sign new deals at Birmingham City Ladies in favour of the move south.And despite the tournament in Japan only just endingm Hayes revealed she has no plans to take a break, instead putting her time and energy in to building a side capable of topping the WSL pile next year.New signing Williams impressed in Japan.“We have big expectations for next season at Chelsea and I think once everyone sees the signings we bring in you will see that we have very serious intentions to compete and win our league next season,” said Hayes, who oversaw a 3-2 win over Sydney FC in the semi-final in Japan.“I think once we complete the signings of a few more players we will add good quality to the team. But we also have some good youngsters coming through and I think you will see a much more competitive Chelsea next season.“Being here has allowed us to build a spirit, which is the most important thing. We will have more time to train when we are back in England and we will use this trip as a motivation for the players as it has been a massive success on and off the pitch as we have had time to spend in the community in Tokyo and Okayama.’INAC Kobe were the big favourites for the game and opened up a 3-0 lead before Williams and Hannah Blundell pegged them back, only for the hosts to catch Chelsea on the break in injury time.And Hayes believes running a side packed full of internationals so close during what is effectively pre-season for Chelsea will stand her players in good stead for next year.“We knew it would be a difficult game against a top team and due to the time of the year we didn’t have the fitness levels to play a high-pressing game,” she added.“In general I think we had good opportunities, we hit the bar and had a one on one but we missed those chances at crucial times and as we didn’t convert 3-0 was too difficult a score to come back from.“‘But the team showed great character second half and I think if we played them again during our season we would give them an even better game.“INAC are a team that have played together for a long time and that is the difference. We have similar philosophies and they have top players but the time together was the main difference.’See also:Chelsea Ladies sign duo from ArsenalChelsea Ladies snap up Dutch 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more