Chelsea goalie apologizes for refusing to leave field

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Kepa and I have spoken about the incident. It was a good conversation,” Sarri said in the statement on Monday. “There was a misunderstanding yesterday but he realizes he made a big mistake in the way he reacted. He has apologized to me, his teammates and the club.“For me, this matter is now closed. Everyone’s focus is now on the next game and we must all now put this behind us.”Kepa’s refusal to obey instructions overshadowed the final, and a resolute performance by Chelsea after recent miserable results.The performance was tamping doubts about Sarri’s future at the club, until his credibility was undermined by Kepa and he was publicly humiliated, raising questions about his authority going forward.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection, I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation. I wanted to take the time today to apologize fully,” Kepa said in the statement.Manager Mauricio Sarri ordered Kepa to be substituted on Sunday as the final against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium was heading to a penalty shootout. Kepa had been cramping, but gesticulated wildly that he was not going to leave the pitch. Sarri was furious, too. His authority undermined by Kepa’s insubordination, he walked down the tunnel and returned just before the end of extra time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsKepa played on and City won in the shootout.Kepa and Sarri continued to describe what happened as a misunderstanding. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga reacts after stops a shot from Manchester City’s Leroy Sane during a penalty shootout at the end of the English League Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, England, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga apologized in a club statement on Monday for refusing to be substituted in the English League Cup final.The world’s most expensive goalkeeper was fined one week’s wages.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Grizzlies overcome LeBron James’ triple double, dent Lakers’ playoff hopes Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Grand Bassa Forging Ahead

first_imgGrand Bassa County Superintendent J. Levi Demah said his administration will not leave any stone unturned when it comes to the issue of undertaking new development projects across the county.Supt. Demah highlighted the construction of the new campus of the Grand Bassa Community College, the completion of the Liberia Opportunities Industrial Center (LOIC) vocational training center, the Buchanan City Hall, the County Service Center (CSC), as well as improvements to the Coastal Defense Project, among others, as projects being undertaken by his administration. The improvement of the Buchanan Seaport, which now operates 24-7, he said, has augmented the status of the county as a revenue generating hub for the country.Supt. Demah expressed satisfaction with the level of development that is currently going on in the county, noting, “Development comes when people work in one accord.” “All of what we are now seeing in Bassa is as a result of the willingness of the Bassa people to embrace development and work collectively,” he said.Supt. Demah made the comments on Monday when a team of Executive Mansion reporters toured major development projects in the county.“With the level of cordiality that currently exists in the country, more development projects will be initiated to better the lives of the people,” the Superintendent said. “I’m very happy about what is happening in this county. We are really forging ahead now.” He added that the community college will indeed become the pride of the country when all of the relevant pieces are put together.Demah said the LOIC center, where scores of young people are currently enrolled, is serving as the center of empowerment for the young people of Grand Bassa and adjacent counties, namely, Margibi, Sinoe and River Cess. The students are being trained in seven disciplines that include masonry, welding, home arts, tailoring, carpentry, engineering and electricity. LOIC training is an 18 month program.Demah said the enrollment level at the center and the seriousness of the students to learn clearly indicates that vocational education will make a difference in the county.The center was built with funding from the county’s social development funds, the Superintendent said, though he didn’t disclose the amount. He praised the president of the Grand Bassa Community College, Dr. Levi Zangai, for his level of leadership that is shaping the college in the right direction. He lauded President Sirleaf for the supports, which he said are making Bassa better.The team of journalists also toured the Port of Buchanan where Port Manager Patrick M. Konneh indicated that the port is now on the right trajectory, being fully operational seven days a week and a 24-hour pilot service following the installation of a Pilot Aid Navigation System. The cost of the navigation aids is being put at about US$200,000.Manager Konneh said as a result of 24-7 operations time, the Buchanan port is experiencing an increase in vessel traffic, which is economically beneficial because there is an increase in revenue generation through tariffs and taxes, as well as royalties.The increase in service at the port is also making the port competitive through timely berthing of vessels, full utilization of all berths and berthing opportunities, and reduction in vessel idle time during berths.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Looking for a new leader

first_imgIn fact, there are three board members – Sam Guyan, Sally Rivera and Walker – who are past presidents. And a fourth, Margo Reeg, was once part of a group of three who served as president. But the chapter members would love to have a president, Walker said. The terms of three other positions on the board also expire. And these positions don’t have to be filled by a woman, Walker said. “We’re open to male members, too,” she said. Joan Ewing and Carole Restovich are serving as the chapter’s nominating committee. The election will be held at a time to be set in May. Those interested in applying, should call Ewing at (562)693-3580. NEW OFFICE: Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, has found a district office. It’s former Industry Democrat Assemblyman Ed Chavez’s office. Calderon was without an office because he allowed the former assemblyman representing his 58th Assembly District, state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, to keep his office. The new office is at 13181 N. Crossroads Parkway, Suite 160, Industry, CA 91746. Telephone number is (562)692-5858, and the fax number is (562) 695-5852. While Calderon and Chavez represent different districts, the new office is in Calderon’s 58th Assembly District, not Chavez’s 57th district, said Tom White, Calderon’s chief of staff. “It’s our belief that it was in our district all along,” he said. Chavez’s office became available because his successor, Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, moved into a different office in West Covina. DEMOCRATIC MEETING: Eric Bauman, chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, will speak at the Mark Twain Democratic Club’s 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. In addition, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Deborah Sanchez will swear in the new officers. For more information, call President Lillian Gonzales, (562) 692-6836. REPUBLICAN MEETING: Lores Rizkalla, a radio talk-show host on KRLA-AM 870, will speak at the 11 a.m. April 6 meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Carole Gardner, (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. The Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters is looking for a few good women – or men – but the group at least want to find someone to serve as its president. The chapter hasn’t had a president in two years. It has a board, but no president. “I can’t explain exactly why,” said Beverly Walker of Pico Rivera, who is second vice president. “We have a lot of experienced board members and we sort of muddle through. But we don’t have a president.” last_img read more

Chelsea announce signing of defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls

first_imgChelsea have completed the signing of central defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls.Miazga, who made his debut for the Red Bulls shortly after his 18th birthday, has signed a four-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.Boss Guus Hiddink confirmed on Friday that Miaza has been signed primarily as a “squad player” for the remainder of the season.Miazga said: ‘I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world-famous club with a reputation for major success. I am delighted to be in the Premier League, the best league in the world, and can’t wait to meet my team-mates and get going.“I am still at the beginning of my career but I believe this is the place to develop and learn from some of the best players in the world.”Hiddink had been keen to bolster his defensive options after it became increasingly clear a new move for Everton’s John Stones will have to wait until the summer.There is also a question mark over the future of Gary Cahill who has become increasingly unsettled with his lack of first-team opportunities.However Hiddink insisted this week that Cahill would be staying at Stamford Bridge and remained a vital part of his future plans. 1 Matt Miazga last_img read more