Wojciech Szczesny He has been one of the guests of the official podcast of the Gunners club website: ‘Arsenal Nation’. During the interview, the current Juventus goalkeeper has told for the first time how the famous episode of the cigar in the locker room happened and that cost him his hasty departure from Arsenal in the summer of 2015. That episode happened on New Years Day 2015 and since then, Szczesny lost ownership in the Premier and only played the FA Cup. The following season he left for Rome. But someone must have seen the goalkeeper and went with the ‘story’ to Wenger. “Someone must have seen me smoke, so Wenger asked me if it was true that I had smoked in the showers and I immediately said yes. I was fined and Wenger said: ‘You won’t be able to play for a while’ “, relates the Polish footballer. Even if Szczesny denies that there was a discussion with the French coach: “There were no bad words or a big row. Although I sincerely hoped to return to eleven soon, but Ospina replaced me, who did well in those games. ““Have you ever seen Casillas do that?”Wojciech Szczesny also did some on the field. In March 2014, after winning the London derby at White Hart Lane, the Polish goalkeeper took a selfie alongside Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski with the away stand occupied by Arsenal fans behind.In this same podcast, the Pole recounted Wenger’s anger. “I have one that he didn’t like at all, the famous selfie in White Hart Lane. Looking back he wouldn’t. But you’re 21 or 22 and at the time you think you do those things. It was childish and I knew Wenger was not happy at all He didn’t punish me but he told me. I don’t remember exactly but it was something like: “Have you seen Casillas do something like that?”. “Okay, surely you’re right about that,” I thought later, “said the now Juventus goalkeeper. “At that moment, he was a regular smoker and the coach knew it very well. He just didn’t want me to smoke in the locker room and I respected him. However, due to the emotions of the match (a loss to Southampton in 2015), I decided to smoke a cigarette in front of my teammates. I went to a corner of the shower so no one could see me and lit a cigarette there. “
LONDON: Rain has disrupted two of the three opening matches on the West Indies Cricket Board Invitational Under-15s tour of Britain. Not a ball was bowled in a highly-anticipated contest with the Chris Gayle Academy at Woodford Green in the British capital. Then, only 27 overs were possible against the Kent Emerging Player Programme at Redbourn Cricket Club, where opener Nico Reifer finished with an undefeated 68 from 77 balls that included half-dozen fours and a pair of sixes, after the WICB Under-15s were put in to bat. In the only completed match, the visitors suffered a 64-run defeat against the London & East Region squad last Sunday at the Bushy Metropolitan Police Cricket Ground. The WICB Under-15s failed to successfully chase 168, with their captain, Kirstan Kallicharran, leading the way with 33. The Under-15s are due to play three more matches on the tour. TOUR INVITATION The tour was organised following an invitation from the England Barmy Army Colts. It has the potential to become an annual event, depending on its success this year. It will provide the players with the opportunity to showcase their skills against their peers from another country, and serve as a great tool for talent identification and development. Summarised scores: At Bushy Metropolitan Police Cricket Ground on Sunday, August 23: London & East Region won by 64 runs. LONDON & EAST REGION, 167 off 39.2 overs (J. Smith 69, C. Scott 50, Raewin Senior 3-28, Dane Edwards 3-28, Joshua Bishop 2-25). WICB INVITATIONAL UNDER-15s, 103 off 26.4 overs (Kirstan Kallicharran 33, A. Nazir 7.4-0-30-5, K. Peters 3-25). At Woodford Green on Monday, August 24: No-result (not a ball bowled due to rain). WICB INVITATIONAL UNDER-15s vs CHRIS GAYLE ACADEMY. At Redbourn Cricket Club on Tuesday, August 25: No-result (due to rain interruption). WICB INVITATIONAL UNDER-15s, 116 for three off 27 overs (Nico Reifer 68 not out, Kirstan Kallicharran 21) vs KENT EMERGING PLAYER PROGRAMME.
Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate Valdez was a picture of confidence in the Philippines’ first game with her game-high 14 points on 13 of 21 spikes.The opening win over Hong Kong, she said, was just a part of the process they’re looking to fulfill in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Philippines’ 1-0 puts them at an early position atop Pool A and another win will see them strut to the quarterfinals.“We have a bigger goal, and the whole team’s mindset is to achieve that bigger goal of advancing,” said Valdez. “We really have to take it one game at a time.” 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “This game was really for our country. We really wanted to show everyone that we’ve prepared hard for this tournament while we were in Japan and now that we’re here we’re also preparing for the SEA Games.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines took an emphatic opening game win in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship on Wednesday, and talisman Alyssa Valdez hopes the Filipinos could to build on that confidence-booster in the coming days of the tournament.“We’re really getting our confidence and we’re hoping we can bring this confidence to the future games and of course this is also in preparation for the Southeast Asian Games,” said Valdez at Ynares Sports Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Relentless Ceres rules Asean zonals of AFC Cup End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Too bad he couldn’t do something about those ugly numbers already stacked up on the scorecard.A bogey-double bogey start left Woods scrambling to stay close Thursday. After having his caddie grab his backup shirt from the bag, Woods popped into a restroom near the 12th tee box, put on the dry shirt and shot 3 under the rest of the way to finish at even-par 70. That kept him within six shots of the first-round leader, Gary Woodland.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’“It kept me in the golf tournament,” Woods said. “It could have easily gone the other way, being 3 over through two. A lot of things could’ve happened, and not a lot of them are positive.”Opening the day on the back nine at steamy Bellerive Country Club, things couldn’t have been much worse for Woods after Nos. 10 and 11. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms It could have been better: He said he “tattooed” a 3-wood from 275 yards on the par-5 eighth, only to have a gust of wind kick up and push the ball into the rough instead of onto the green. He made birdie there, anyway.It also could have been worse: He yanked his drive deep into the trees on No. 15, hooked the second shot as well and got up and down from a trampled lie 70 yards away to save par.“Just tried to keep chipping away at it,” Woods said. “Just keep hanging in there.”Three weeks ago at Carnoustie, Woods was five shots behind, in a tie for 32nd, after the first day. He held the lead Sunday before finishing three back, in a tie for sixth.The quick turnaround between majors, to say nothing of the steamy weather in St. Louis — temperatures in the mid-80s — will make this a test of both golf and conditioning for everyone in the field.“The main thing about major championships is making sure you have enough energy,” said Woods, who frequently grabbed the towel from caddie Joe LaCava, removed his cap and wiped the sweat from his head. “These are marathons. Four long days, slow rounds. They’re not quick, certainly not under these conditions.”Unable to maintain his weight or curtail his sweating during the summer — “I’ve tried everything. I just sweat a lot,” he said — he has long carried an extra shirt in the bag. Normally, Woods changes after his warmup is done on the driving range.But at Bellerive, there was no place to change on the 10th tee box, so he waited two holes.Waited two holes to get the golf game going, too.“I was able to grind out a score today,” he said. MOST READ View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ His opening tee shot found the right-side rough, and the ball sat down so low he simply pitched out, then left his approach shot nearly 40 feet short. Bogey.His tee shot on the 11th landed in the left-side rough, 120 yards away, with the most direct line to the hole crossing a pond. Woods said he wasn’t aiming at the pin.“I was trying to hit it left of the hole, and I stuck it in the ground and hit it short right,” he said. “I came up 12 yards short of my number.”The ball hit the top of the hill and bounced back into the water. Woods had to scramble for a 6, and was 3 over before he grabbed his backup shirt, which seemed to make a difference.Woods hit his approach to 2 feet on No. 12 for his first birdie. Rory McIlroy, who joined Justin Thomas and Woods in the threesome, adjusted the back of Tiger’s collar as they approached the next tee box, and from there, Woods made three more birdies and one bogey to finish at even-par.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA: EAC bags 2nd win, sends Mapua to 3rd straight loss LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Tiger Woods reacts to his second shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS — What Tiger Woods really needed after two holes at the PGA Championship was a fresh start.A change of shirts helped do the trick.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
A fire believed to be electrical in origin completely destroyed the upper flat of the two-storey house situated at Lot 133 Cumberland East Canje, Berbice on Sunday afternoon.When the fire was first sighted — next to the front door, where the main switch and circuit breakers were located — Naeima Muhammad was alone in the upper flat of the heavily grilled building. She, however, managed to escape the inferno via the verandah, from where she reportedly jumped into the arms of her husband ZahirThe upper flat of the house that was destroyed by fire on SundayKhan, who was below.Her husband and his mother were in the lower flat of the building when they heard screams emanating from the upper flat. Upon investigating, they saw the huge flames billowing in the home.Neighbours rushed to the house and formed a bucket brigade to put out the blaze, while Muhammad was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital to seek medical attention. “We try with water, but the flames were took much,” one resident said. “When I reach out here, the whole one side was on fire; and about ten minutes after, the fire (truck) reach”, Asif Hussain stated.He said the bucket brigade which was formed was of no help, since the fire spreadA section of the completely gutted interior of the houserapidly. After some time, fire fighters from the New Amsterdam Fire Station arrived, and quickly got into operation, thus curtailing the blaze.The firemen were praised for being able to contain the blaze to one location. The electrical system of the building was only recently upgraded. The fire officials have launched an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire.One week prior to Sunday’s braze, house owner Nassir Khan, 51, was laid to rest.
0Shares0000Nigeria’s coach Gernot Rohr oversaw the Super Eagles’ qualification for Russia in October 2017 © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVABUJA, Nigeria, Nov 28 – Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has been given a new two-year contract after guiding the country to the World Cup finals, the country’s football association announced on Tuesday.“He has done very well and does not need to go into the World Cup uncertain of his future,” said Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The 64-year-old Rohr oversaw the Super Eagles’ qualification for Russia in October, when Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Zambia.The German coach has been in charge for 12 matches since taking over 15 months ago, recording seven wins, four draws and a defeat.Nigeria, who have not gone further than the round of 16 in five previous World Cup finals, are hoping to avoid financial squabbles that have marred their previous participation in the tournament.The NFF has set an end-of-year deadline to conclude talks on win bonuses and issues surrounding payment for qualifying.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Villaraigosa doesn’t see it that way. Few politicians actually want to ask the people to support a tax increase on themselves. So politicians give tax increases different names and package them in clever ways to obscure the reality. But what Villaraigosa is really doing is drafting a “hit piece” on himself that will assuredly come back to haunt him in future elections – such as when he runs for governor. A “hit piece,” in politics, is a mailer or TV spot that defines a political candidate negatively on an important issue. In this case, it would be that Villaraigosa supports tax increases. Are we really getting our money’s worth out of the city? Are the critical services really getting the attention they need? How many more cops have been added to the streets of L.A., particularly in the San Fernando Valley, where gang problems are a constant and growing threat? What about improving upon the aging infrastructure we hear so much about? But the absurdity and hit-piece writing don’t end there. Villaraigosa is also exploring putting a different tax increase on the ballot and selling it as a tax cut. Boy, this sounds familiar. Remember the “reform” term-limit ballot measure we just voted on that actually increased the amount of time City Council members can serve? That measure was purposefully crafted to confuse the voters into thinking they were supporting tough term limits and good government. What many mistakenly did was vote to give politicians greater job security. RAISE your hand if you think you aren’t paying enough taxes. Too bad. You don’t have a vote in the matter. That’s what Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council are telling you, anyhow. The city of Los Angeles is suing you, the people, in an effort to take part of the Department of Water and Power’s revenue stream and use it for non-DWP-related expenses. And Villaraigosa is leading the charge. The problem with this strategy, other than the fact that our city is suing us for doing nothing wrong, is that such a maneuver is tantamount to a tax increase. And according to Proposition 218, approved by the voters in 1996, it should be voted on by the people. Similarly, Villaraigosa is exploring a ballot measure that would preserve the much-despised telephone utility users tax we pay at a lower level, then calling it a tax cut. But this tax will likely go away altogether after an upcoming court ruling, meaning any attempt to keep even a portion of it would really become a tax increase. If the mayor really believes the city needs more revenues, he should pursue pro-growth strategies that countries the world over are pursuing. In France, for instance, President Sarkozy is cutting taxes to stimulate economic investment, which will in turn create more profitable businesses, which comes back to government in the form of more tax revenues. It worked when Bill Clinton cut capital-gains taxes in the 1990s, and when the Bush tax cuts were passed in the early part of this decade. In both instances, government revenues rose. Los Angeles is a high-tax, expensive place to do business. It makes sense to cut taxes and encourage investment and job creation. Instead, Villaraigosa has started down the road of taxing and spending without admitting it. By using such cynical campaign tactics that suggest one thing but really are another, Villaraigosa thinks he’s being crafty and clever. But what he fails to realize is that he’s unwittingly writing his own campaign hit pieces. Garrett Biggs and Todd Blair are partners in the Los Angeles-based political consulting firm, Blair-Biggs Campaigns. Write to them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A MAN from Dunfanaghy has appeared in court charged with theft.Letterkenny District Court heard that Mingfei Guo, with an address at The Great Wall Chinese Takeaway, Dunfanaghy, was arrested at Tesco in Letterkenny on December 4.A defence solicitor asked that the case against the 30-year-old be adjourned for four weeks to allow for an interpreter to be present. Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 13.A second charge relating to immigration matters was withdrawn by Gardai.DUNFANAGHY MAN IN COURT ON TESCO THEFT CHARGE was last modified: December 16th, 2013 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)
Murdered: Bogdan MichalkiewiczA 20-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a popular Polish man found dead in his apartment a year ago.Kryszstof Grezegorski, from 35 Hazelbrook Crescent in Letterkenny, was charged with the murder on May 15 last year of Bogdan Michalkiawicz (41). Michalkiawicz was found dead at his Riverside apartment in Letterkenny. He had been last seen alive two days earlier.His brother Tomasz sat in court today during the hearing, holding a framed picture of him.Detective sergeant Michael Galvin told Letterkenny District Court today that Kryszstof Grezegorski made no reply when he was charged with murder this morning.Judge Paul Kelly remanded the accused man in custody to reappear via video link on June 9 next.Kryszstof Grezegorski leaving court todayMAN IS CHARGED WITH BOGDAN MURDER was last modified: May 26th, 2014 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:Bogdan MichalkiawiczKryszstof Grezegorskiletterkennymurder charge
Underage hurling in Letterkenny received a huge shot in the arm when star hurlers from St Eunans senior team brought the Lory Meagher Cup to O’Donnell Park. Dozens of young hurlers from Under 6 to Under 10 age groups got to chat to five of the Donegal team which won the cup last weekend.The lads, Shane O’Connor, Cormac Goulding, Sean McVeigh, Eugene Organ and captain Colm Breathnach, all took time out to chat tot he young hurlers of the future.Also in attendance was Lord Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Tadgh Culbert – a former senior hurling medal winner in his native Tipperary.Organiser and St.Eunan’s hurling coach Eunan O’Donnell thanked all the lads for turning up with the cup which he said was a brilliant experience for all the young players. EndsLETTERKENNY HURLING HEROES BRING DELIGHT TO FUTURE STARS was last modified: June 12th, 2011 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:Lory Meagher CupSt Eunans