Goalkeeper dies after collision with teammate

first_imgChoirul Huda, 38, was a legend at East Javan club Persela, making his debut in 1999 and was lauded by fans as a one-club hero.Huda had come racing out of his area to smother a loose ball, only for teammate Ramon Rodrigues to collide with him in the process.The painful coming together saw Rodrigues’ knee hit Huda in the face before cartwheeling over the keeper at pace. Huda at first tried to get up, before clutching at his mouth and slumping back towards the ground, face first.Paramedics rushed to his side, getting him on a stretcher and giving the stricken keeper oxygen. He had sustained severe injuries to his chest and jaw.He was rushed to hospital, but pronounced dead shortly after arriving, doctors said.In a statement released on the club’s website, Dr Yudistiro Andri Nugroho said Huda had suffered “impacts on the chest and lower jaw”, adding initial analysis suggested a “possibility of head trauma and neck trauma”.While Huda was rushed to hospital, the match continued, with Persela ultimately beating Semen Padang 2-0.Persela manager Aji Santoso confirmed after the match that Huda had died.”All of the players finished the game and went to the hospital, where it was announced that Choirul Huda had died,” he said.”The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard. We did not have time to a see a doctor, only to see his body.”Dr Nugroho said the collision meant Huda was unable to breathe, causing a cardiac arrest.Persela said thousands of fans attended a candlelight vigil for the club legend, who made 503 appearances for the so-called Joko Tingkir Warriors.”Thank you for the endless dedication and inspiration for Persela, Lamongan and Indonesian soccer,” the club said in a post on Instagram.last_img read more

Grassroots bodies bemoan collapse of Wembley sale

first_imgShahid Khan’s decision to withdraw his offer to buy Wembley has been described as a “huge disappointment” and a missed opportunity by two of the biggest sponsors of grassroots facilities.The Fulham owner had offered the Football Association £600 million in cash for the stadium, as well as letting it keep the Club Wembley hospitality business, worth another £300 million.FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn were both strongly in favour of the deal and wanted to use the money to fix England’s dilapidated changing rooms, water-logged pitches and stretched 3G facilities.They hoped Khan’s £600 million could be the catalyst for a total investment in community facilities over the next 20 years of £3.3billion, more than double what the Football Foundation and Sport England have been able to do since 2000.But in separate statements, Glenn admitted the proposed sale had been “more divisive than anticipated”, while Khan said it had become clear “there is no definitive mandate to sell Wembley and my current proposal, subsequently, would earn the backing of only a slim majority of the FA Council, well short of the conclusive margin the FA chairman has required”.This has been on the cards ever since last week’s council meeting proved just how split football was on the idea, with some seeing it as a gilt-edged opportunity to solve one of football’s most expensive problems, while others likened it to selling the family silver and questioned the FA’s ability to invest the windfall wisely.The UK’s largest sports charity, the Football Foundation, would have been the vehicle the FA used to pick, manage and fund the projects, as it currently does with the funding it receives from the FA, Premier League and government.In a statement, it said: “News that Mr Khan has decided to withdraw his offer to buy Wembley should come as a huge disappointment to community footballers everywhere.“Football participation in this country is huge. Unfortunately, those who play the game, simply for the love of doing so and for the health benefits are having to put up with a stock of community football facilities that is in a shameful state.“This would have been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make considerable inroads into probably the most pressing issue facing football in this country.”Nick Bitel, the chair of Sport England, the government agency that funds grassroots sport, was more measured but his disappointment was equally plain.“We agree with the view that the Wembley Stadium offer was a huge opportunity to boost funding into the development and maintenance of artificial and grass pitches up and down the country,” he said.“Now that this deal is off the table, we hope the football family will now consider other ways the much-needed additional funds for grassroots facilities can be generated.”Sports minister Tracey Crouch told the BBC she was “very disappointed” but a spokesperson for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport told Press Association Sport it was always “a matter for the FA” and any deal “would have had to further benefit the grassroots game in this country”, while the stadium remained the home of English football.For Clarke, Glenn and Khan, that was exactly what was on the table.In a statement the American billionaire released to fans of his National Football League team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Khan said “a successful transaction would have had a much-needed positive effect on the Jaguars, both in London and here in Jacksonville”.Khan had hoped to use Wembley as the Jaguars’ home field in the future, although the team’s training base was expected to remain in Florida. He had also wanted to upgrade the stadium so it could host a wider range of events, including perhaps a Super Bowl.“At the same time, the proceeds the FA would have realised from the sale would have created many opportunities for investment in their national game. An agreement that would have served everyone exceptionally well, and brought everyone together for shared success, was the one and only goal,” he said.But in his earlier statement, aimed at the “Football Association family”, Khan said he would be “willing to re-engage with the FA on this matter” if the circumstances changed.That does not appear to be likely in the short term, though.The FA’s research suggested that football was split into three equal camps on the issue: those strongly for, those passionately against and those who needed to know more before they made their minds up.The governing body had thought it was slowly winning the argument and last week told county FA bosses it thought there was 55 per cent approval for the idea.Last Thursday, however, that theory was tested at what was described as a lively meeting of the FA Council, which made the divide look more like 50/50.In a statement, the Football Supporters’ Federation chairman Malcolm Clarke, who is also an FA councillor, said: “More than 2,000 supporters took part in our consultation on the Wembley sale and we took that feedback directly to the FA Council last week.“Only one in three fans thought the FA should sell to Khan while two-thirds of supporters were against selling the stadium under any circumstances.“While the majority of fans will be pleased that the stadium will remain in the control of the FA, they recognise the need for much greater investment in grassroots pitches. It is a sobering thought that the Wembley sale would have yielded £590m and yet English football pays £250m each year to agents.”This is a point one of the sale’s main critics, former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville, made to a committee of MPs in August.last_img read more

Deliberately obtuse…

first_img…on sovereignty of people caseLooks like the “sovereignty case” that was just upheld by the Appellate Court is like a Rorschach Test for Guyanese politicians and their lackeys in the media. You know… that test that makes the subject look at an ink blot that was squeezed between the fold of the paper to form a random, but symmetrical shape – and has to say what he “sees”. It exposes what’s on people’s minds. For instance, what may look like an elephant’s trunk to some, may look like a penis to another.Right off the bat, the then APNU/AFC opposition and their media dubbed the case – when it first appeared in the High Court before Chief Justice Chang – as the “third term” case – even though who may run for the presidency included four categories. Your Eyewitness finds it rather tiresome to keep enumerating them, so he demurs. Obviously, these folks were so scared of Bharat Jagdeo they’d become paranoid and saw him under every bed! Even their bed!!Jagdeo wasn’t even involved with the constitutional challenge that insisted power to change the fundamental nature of the Constitution lies with the people. He was simply in one of the four categories of citizens that were excluded from running for the presidency – through application of the principle and thereby fundamentally restricted the people’s choice. The APNU/AFC combined and their media supporters just refused to see the constitutional forest – not just for the citizen trees – but only for the Jagdeo tree!And even though the Appellate Court once again identified the forest – there are some politicians who’re stubbornly stuck in the Jagdeo tree. Like ex-Speaker Ralph Ramkarran. Ramkarran, who comes up with the disingenuous assertion that the PPP’s against more than two terms for any Presidential candidate – because he carried that spear TWO DECADES ago. Even though he’s a Senior Counsel who’s supposed to be familiar with the fundamental constitutional issues, he avoids the wider gaze and hones in on the “two-term” aspect. Is he so bitter about Jagdeo he would undermine whatever legal credibility he’s earned over the years?But he’s too clever by half. He calls for a referendum to decide the issue – and forgets two things flow from his suggestion. If the Government goes down that path, it‘ll be accepting the republican nature of our Constitution runs so deeply, many other changes will be forthcoming to return “power to the people”!!Secondly, because of their own dubbing the issue as “third term”, any referendum on this constitutional issue becomes a referendum on Jagdeo.In this climate, he’ll win hands down!! All smart flies end up on……on SARA’s clear and present dangerAnother individual in the public space who stands in danger of undermining his credibility is Dr David Hinds, who has his support to the SARA Bill: “If I must make a choice between stamping out corruption and chasing away a few investments, I will choose the former. That is why I am squarely behind the SARA initiative. Despite some of the concerns, in the end the country benefits from the initiative.”But it’s not that simple, is it? Hinds dismisses criticisms of the powers given to SARA’s Director Clive Thomas as because while it’ll “hurt some of the economic and political elites, it will help the working classes of Guyana.” But it’s not as if Dr Hinds doesn’t know the elephant in the room. This was objected to not only by the PSC – who can be said to have some skin in the game – but by TIGI, GHRA as well!!They’re concerned the powers given to Thomas would exceed King Kong’s.Isn’t Dr Hinds?…Sectoral CommitteesGoolsarran wants the PAC to scrutinise “State agencies” more rigorously. But the PAC, by definition, investigates after any unruly horse would’ve bolted the stables.What’s with the Sectoral Committees? They’re supposed to scrutinise in real time.last_img read more

Hey, debtor, leave that 401(k) alone

first_imgSteve Bucci is president of CCCS Credit Advisors. Go to www.creditcounseling.org for additional debt advice. The Debt Adviser is a weekly feature of bankrate.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Steve Bucci bankrate.com Question: If the economy crashes, I know my 401(k) will disappear, but my debt won’t. So, I was thinking of raiding my 401(k) to pay off my credit-card debt. What do you think? – Stephen Answer: This is curious thinking. People have many reasons for “raiding” their 401(k)s, but banking on the economy crashing is a new one to me. I believe I understand your concern. You think that your 401(k) will be worth much less if the economy takes a turn for the worse. In this, at least, we can agree. You will at some point want to retire. It is generally considered desirable to have an income source other than Social Security to accomplish that goal. If you raid your 401(k) now to take care of your credit-card debt, you may be jeopardizing your retirement. The reason being, the money that you “raid” will be taxed at your current income-tax level, instead of the likely lower level that you would be at when you retire. You also will be hit with a substantial early-withdrawal penalty. However, the biggest hit that you take by withdrawing from your 401(k) is future earning potential. Even crashes recover. I had the unpleasant experience of riding the market down between 2000 and 2003. Since then, I have been pleased with the return enjoyed by my 401(k). I recommend you leave your 401(k) intact, make regular contributions if you can, and explore other options for paying off your debt. last_img read more

Chelsea, Man City and Man United all options for Paul Pogba, says agent

first_imgPaul Pogba would be interested in a move to Chelsea, Manchester City or Manchester United, according to his agent.The midfielder looks as though he could be on his way out of Juventus this summer after spending four years with the Italian champions.Real Madrid are viewed as the frontrunners, but other clubs from around Europe remain keen on the Frenchman.??And now the 23-year-old’s agent, Mino Raiola, has revealed that a move to the Premier League would be tempting for his client.“Will Pogba leave Juventus? Paul has to grow. He’s at Juve now, so any transfer must be run past Juventus,” Raiola told Premium Sport.“I’ve said that he likes [Real Madrid coach Zinedine] Zidane, Real Madrid is fascinating as are Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, [Manchester] City, Chelsea and also Juve.”“Would I listen to offers from Milan and Inter for Pogba? Why not? My interest is to represent my players as well as possible, so I don’t rule anything out.” Paul Pogba during France training 1last_img read more

QPR 3-0 Leeds: Hasselbaink’s Hoops off to a Championship flyer at Loftus Road

first_img Queens Park Rangers took the lead after four minutes at Loftus Road Queens Park Rangers got off to a winning start in the new Championship season, with a 2-0 victory over Leeds at Loftus Road. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men capitalised on sloppy defending by Garry Monk’s side inside four minutes, taking the lead through Nedum Onuoha. United debutant Ronaldo Vieira fouled in the box in the second half, allowing Tjaronn Chery to double the Hoops’ lead from the spot in the second half.Sebastian Polter made it three from a tight angle in injury time, confirming defeat for Monk in his first game in charge of his first competitive match at Leeds, as former United striker Hasselbaink saw his side come out on top.The opening goal came after Leeds failed to deal with a corner and the ball scooped into the air after Vieira had blocked on the line to deny first Polter and then Ben Gladwin.In the scramble which followed, Green fumbled and although Onuoha was initially credited with the goal after appearing to head home from close range, the ball in fact went in off Leeds defender Sol Bamba.Monk’s start to his Leeds reign could hardly have been worse.And as Rangers continued to press, Leeds were rescued by the woodwork twice before half-time.Leeds improved after the break but they were soon on the back foot again and Green saved at his near post to deny Chery after he had linked up with fellow Dutchman Nasser El Khayati.El Khayati, on as a substitute, then brought an even better save from Green when he turned away from Stuart Dallas and unleashed a powerful shot that the former England goalkeeper dived to his left to push away.Cousins, on for his debut, also made a swift impact after being introduced from the bench. The midfielder, signed from Charlton this summer, collected Steven Caulker’s pass and was bundled over by Vieira.Chery, who netted 10 goals last season, calmly slotted the resulting spot-kick beyond Green to put the home side in complete control.New signing Marcus Antonsson wasted a chance for Leeds when he dragged a shot wide after finding himself through on goal in another rare Leeds attack.Green could do nothing about Polter’s fine goal in the dying seconds as the German fizzed the ball home from an acute angle on the left-hand side. 1last_img read more

Brazilian star Alex Teixeira set to leave China – Liverpool set to pounce?

first_imgLiverpool have been given a second chance of signing Alex Teixeira after he was placed on the transfer list by Jiangsu Suning.The Reds tried to land the Brazilian back in January 2016 when he was plying his trade for Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.Liverpool offered to pay over £25million for the attacking midfielder, in what would have been Jurgen Klopp’s first major signing since taking charge at Anfield.However, the approach was knocked back by Shakhtar and within a month Teixeira had been sold to Jiangsu Suning for a then Chinese record fee of £38.4m [€50m].The 27-year-old had been very keen on a move to Anfield, though, and he could finally get the chance to move there.According to Tuttosport, Teixeira has been transfer listed by Jiangsu Suning and they are ready to sell him in January.The Chinese club are apparently ready to cash in on the Brazilian after head coach Fabio Capello said he was no longer part of his plans.That news will no doubt be of interest to Liverpool, but Inter Milan are also thought to be keen on Teixeira too. 1 Brazilian star Alex Teixeira last_img read more

Leicester City vs Manchester City: Match preview and confirmed teams

first_img City lost ground on Liverpool after their Palace defeat 2 Manchester City must dust themselves off as they attempt to remain in the Premier League title race as they take on Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day.The reigning champions are currently second in the table after a shock defeat to Crystal Palace, four points behind leaders Liverpool. Team newsLeicester will make a late decision on whether to hand striker Jamie Vardy a second start in five days having now fully recovered from previous groin issues.Meanwhile, Matty James and Daniel Amartey are still long-term absentees.Manchester City will check on midfielder Fernandinho ahead of their Boxing Day Premier League trip to Leicester after the Brazilian missed Saturday’s loss to Crystal Palace with a thigh problem.The game may come too soon for David Silva (hamstring), although the playmaker has returned to light training, while defenders Vincent Kompany and Danilo are again doubtful.Left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (Achilles) are long-term absentees.Confirmed teamsLeicester: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Morgan, Mendy, Ndidi, Maguire, Choudhury, Pereira, Maddison, Albrighton, VardyManchester City: Ederson, Danilo, Delph, Stones, Laporte, De Bruyne, B.Silva, Sane, Gundogan, Sterling, Aguero Leicester claimed an unlikely win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury What the managers are sayingClaude Puel (Leicester City): “Our last game against City was encouraging, about our mentality, about our play and possibility.“We lost on the lottery of penalties, we didn’t manage very well this exercise, I know. On the pitch it was interesting.”Pep Guardiola (Manchester City): “We have to train before an official game. The players know they are in England. In Germany and most other leagues they stop the leagues.“If we played the 27th then the 25th would have been the day off, but the 26th means we train on the 25th, that’s normal.” huge blow Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals City will be feeling extra vigilant against a Leicester side who pushed them all the way in their Carabao Cup meeting last weekend, with Pep Guardiola’s men going through on penalties.The Foxes pulled off a shock of their own at the weekend though – beating Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge so a difficult task awaits the Citizens. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED 2 shining gameday cracker Latest Premier League Newslast_img read more

Coke and Marijuana Taken in Clark County Bust

first_imgThe traffic stop was on a black 2012 Infinity for a traffic infraction. During the traffic stop trooper LaMaster sensed something was not right so he requested assistance from Trooper Nathan Abbott and his police K-9, Teague.When K-9 Teague sniffed at the vehicle he made a positive indication for controlled substances in the vehicle.The arrested was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail awaiting his first court appearance At approximately 8:45 am this morning, Trooper Mark LaMaster made a traffic stop on Interstate #65 near the 21 Mile Marker in Clark County South Bound.A subsequent search of the vehicle and the driver yielded suspected Cocaine, Marijuana and Paraphernalia.The driver, Nicholas Moura Antunes, 27, from Chicago, IL, was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.last_img read more

Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim ladies name teams for quarter-finals

first_imgDonegal, Sligo and Leitrim have all named their teams for this weekend’s All-Ireland quarter-finals.It’s a familiar-looking Donegal team to face Mayo tomorrow in the senior quarter-final in Mullingar, with Geraldine McLaughlin captaining the team from full-forward where she is flanked by Yvonne McMonagle and Roisin Friel.St Naul’s Eilish Ward starts at wing-forward, while Naomh Conaill’s Aoife McDonnell starts at wing-back.Four Masters’ Kate Keaney misses out through injury, though she is listed among the extended panel.That game will be live on Ocean FM in association with the Clanree Hotel.Sligo face Roscommon in the intermediate quarter-final in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday and are captained by goalkeeper Noelle Gormley, whose sister Aine lines out at half-forward.Katie Walsh, Elaine O’Reilly, Karen Maloney, Sinead McTiernan and Emma Hansberry are all listed among the substitutes.Jacqui Mulligan is named at corner-back, and says that the squad and manager Paddy Henry have used the six-week break since the Connacht final productively…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Jacqui-Mulliugan-Clip.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Leitrim are without Sinead Tighe through injury, while Dearbhaile Beirne and Ailbhe Clancy are part of the Irish soccer team for the World University Games in Taiwan.Dromahair’s Anna Conlon and Glencar/Manorhamilton’s Melissa Hewitt both start in defence, while Dearbhla Rooney is among the replacements.Leitrim had to beat Longford in the Qualifiers to reach this weekend’s intermediate quarter-final against Ulster champions Tyrone in Carrick-on-Shannon.They conceded 2-20 in that game, and boss Philip Brady says they need to tighten up in defence…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Philip-Brady-Clip-on-Longford-2-20.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more