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first_img Faith Temple New Testament and Power of Faith Development will battle in the eliminator two match-up in the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 Church Cricket League, at 11:30 this morning at the Bridgeport Sports ground. The winner will face Portmore Gospel Assembly (PGA) in the final. Meanwhile, six-time champions Power of Faith International (PFM Int’l) bowed out of the competition in the eliminator stages, as their brother team, Power of Faith Development (PFM Dev) humbled them by nine wickets at the Bridgeport Cricket ground recently. Scores: PFM Int’l 77 all out in 16. 4 overs, with the top score coming from Marlon Hoilette (24), as Demar Johnson led the bowling with 2-20 from three overs. In response, PFM Dev made 80-1 in seven overs. Top scorers were Gladstone Anderson (31 not out) and Demar Johnson (18 not out). PFM Int’l captain, Leon Edwards, took 1-14 from two overs. South Central Super League semi-finalists Portmore, Wanderers draw 1-1 Defending champions Wanderers had to dig deep to keep their unbeaten record intact, as they drew 1-1 with arch-rivals Portmore United in the St Catherine FA U13 Football League last Saturday. In other games, Rivoli United beat Tredegar Park 2-0, Royal Lakes drew 1-1 with Daytona, East Portmore Portals clipped Westchester 1-0, Windsor Lion whipped De La Vega City 4-0, while Angels United and Central Linx ended 1-1. The four semi-finalists in the JB Rum/South Central Confederation Super League were determined following the last four matches in the preliminary round on Wednesday. The semi-final pairings are as follows: Dunbeholden FC vs Jamalco FC and Tru-Juice FC vs St Bess FC. Neither date nor venue has been decided. St Catherine teams Dunbeholden and Tru-Juice topped the respective preliminary zones with identical records of five wins and a loss for a total of 15 points each. Clarendon’s Jamalco and St Bess FC of St Elizabeth grabbed the two second spots after mining 10 points each. In the final preliminary round matches, Tru-Juice FC were able to come from behind to defeat Jamalco FC 2-1, St Bess FC played New Bowens FC at Lacovia Community Centre and came away 3-1 winners, Dunbeholden outscored out-of-contention Downs 4-3, and in a game of academic interest, Black Star FC were on fire at home, defeating Ricam Academy 3-1. Independence City Primary gets baseball equipment In a move to increase the number of children playing baseball in Jamaica, scouts from the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are currently conducting training drills with a specific set of children, handed over baseball equipment to Doreen Crawford, acting principal of Independence City Primary School, on Tuesday. Taylor, who is also the administrative assistant for the Jamaica Little League Association, said a coach will be coming from the United States to conduct a clinic to fine tune the youngsters’ skills. They are presently operating in four schools in Portmore. Porus and Hillstars will contest the 2016 finals of the Moorland Development/Pat Anderson/Manchester Football Association U17 competition. In the first semi-final contested at Brooks Park, Jarmarley Nichol’s fifth minute strike was enough to hand Hillstars a 1-0 win over Ricam Academy. The second semi-final, which was played on Tuesday between the unbeaten favourites Porus and 360 Degrees, was more anticipated and was played in inclement weather. It finished 1-1 after regulation time. Nicholai Gayle scored first for 360deg in the 14th minute, capitalising after goalkeeper Odaine Reid of Porus fumbled the ball. Javel Coley found the equaliser in the 27th minute of play. The game required a penalty shoot-out and goalkeeper Reid came up trumps for Porus, saving two of the 360deg players’ shots. Orville Henriques lived up to his billing as the top central Jamaica-based practical pistol shooter as he won the April Monthly match on the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club’s 2016 competitive shooting program. It was his fourth straight win. Henriques tallied a total of 557 points from eight stages to win by 120 points over female shooter Sue Ann Henriques. A resurgent Owen Campbell came third, posting a creditable 75 per cent at 421 points. Thomas Jones at 73 per cent and Evon Grant at 68 rounded off the top five performers on the day. Porus, Hillstars in Pat Anderson U17 finalcenter_img The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Portmore Little League Football competition will kick off on Thursday, May 5, at the Ferdie Neita Sports Complex, featuring five games, opening ceremony and dress parade. Activities start at 9:30 a.m. Defending champions Waterford Infant will play the feature game against Greater Portmore Basic at noon. In other games, first-timers Naggo Head Infant will come up against 2014 champion Elim Basic, also at 9:30 a.m. Kensington Basic tackle Sabina at 10:30 a.m., 2015 runners-up Aintree will play Silverstone at noon, while Harvest Temple will take on 2015 third-place team Ascot Basic. A total of 15 teams are down to compete. They have been placed in two zones, with the top four set to advance to the quarter-finals and the final scheduled for Tuesday, June 28. All games will be played at the Ferdie Neita Sports Complex. A seminar will be held by INSPORTS on Tuesday, May 3, at the Greater Portmore Basic School, to enlightened/educate coaches for schools in this competition. INSPORTS Little League starts on Thursday PFM Development, Faith Temple in KO clash Fort battle Right Stuff in domino league Henriques wins Mandeville Monthly match Fort International will play Right Stuff in the feature game of four on schedule in the City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Domino League tomorrow, starting at 11 a.m. In other games, Correctional Services host Highlight Strikers at Spanish Town Prison Oval, Eradication welcome Passagefort United at Gregory Park and Garveymeade entertain Masterpiece at the Garveymeade Sports Club.last_img read more

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first_imgSgt. Michael Andraychak said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. Andraychak said investigators are asking for the public’s help finding him.The troubled linebacker has been arrested several times on charges of drunken driving, vandalism and illegal possession of assault rifles among other charges since the San Francisco 49ers drafted him in 2011 in the first round. The 49ers released him 2015 after he was arrested and charged with his third drunken driving in four years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Raiders signed him in 2015 and he played nine games for them until the NFL suspended him for substance abuse violations. The 28-year-old’s application to the NFL commissioner for reinstatement was initially denied in 2016 and is still pending. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Michigan beats Purdue to win 2nd straight Big Ten Tournament Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders’ Aldon Smith cools off during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Oakland , Calif. Police are searching for suspended Smith, who is suspected of domestic violence. San Francisco police said Sunday, March 4, 2018, that Smith fled a San Francisco home Saturday night after someone called the police to report a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)SAN FRANCISCO — Police were searching for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who authorities said Sunday is suspected of domestic violence.Someone called 911 to report a domestic violence incident at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a San Francisco police spokesman said. He added Smith fled the San Francisco home before officers arrived.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

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first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)NYON, Switzerland — Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,750) by UEFA for making a provocative gesture after Juventus beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.UEFA says its disciplinary panel found the Juventus star guilty of improper conduct.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘No evidence’ that American figure skater intended to harm rival Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ronaldo was fined the same sum imposed on Atletico coach Diego Simeone for the same gesture during the round of 16 first-leg game in Spain.Ronaldo scored a hat trick in a 3-0 win in the return leg in Turin to send Juventus to the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe celebrated at the final whistle by mimicking Simeone’s gesture.Juventus faces Ajax next month. View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READlast_img read more

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first_imgWhen in 2012, during a women cohort group discussion session at the Wulki Farm, outside Monrovia, I mentioned to my Eastern Mennonites University colleagues that there is no heart stronger than that of a volunteer, it generated lots of discussions. While most of my colleagues from Fiji, Solomon Islands, USA, Kenya, Somalia and Liberia tend to agree with this assertion, some from other countries needed more information to be convinced. I anticipate that this week’s topic on volunteering for peace and development would do the same.In simple terms, volunteerism can be defined as doing work without the expectation of remuneration. According to Marjorie Moore, “ Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.” In the opinion of Candice Witzkoske, “Volunteers are somebody! Somebody who cares, somebody who devotes time without pay…”In the words of Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary General, “Volunteerism… is a fundamental source of community strength, resilience, solidarity and social cohesion. It can help effect positive social change by fostering inclusive societies that respect diversity, equality and the participation of all.”While the words of important leaders might hold true on the definitions and benefits of volunteering for peace, we have come to notice in Africa and other conflict zones of the world that people, especially young people, are quick to volunteer for mob violence and most often mob justice. In most instances, young persons have been co-opted into wars as child soldiers but never as volunteers for peace.As you are aware, Messengers of Peace-Liberia is a local non-governmental organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace throughout the country. With over 20 peace clubs in schools and communities and over a thousand youth volunteers, MOP-Liberia firmly believes that volunteerism can transform the pace of and nature of peace consolidation. We contribute to peace advocacy in Liberia by advocating for volunteer peace advocates, encouraging partners to support as well as integrate volunteerism into their programs.As peace volunteers, we have extraordinary opportunity to create beneficial change and have a positive impact on people’s lives. Volunteering is not merely about providing human resources or filling gaps but assisting and uplifting communities so that people can aspire for a better tomorrow.Data generated by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies in 37 countries (Liberia not included) revealed that at least 12 percent of the adult populations in those countries are volunteers. They presented the equivalent of 20.8 million full-time workers, and made a US400 billion contribution to the economy.We, young Liberians, can overcome conflict and consolidate peace in Liberia through empowerment for change in the nation’s big challenges related to the use of our natural resources, environment, education, health, gender equality, governance and corruption.We applaud the fact that some young Liberians are working in volunteer roles in development programs in the counties, through the National Youth Volunteer Program and the Liberia Youth Employment Program (LYEP).MOP-Liberia will like to welcome more volunteers to peace building and consolidation initiatives in Liberia. The role of volunteers will be critical to the implementation of the peace hubs in Liberia. A volunteer action can have a long term impact and achieve a ripple effect that extends far beyond the immediate beneficiaries of our efforts. Besides the added value of volunteerism, voluntary actions can also inspire others to volunteer and to believe they, too, can make a difference that contributes to peace.In the words of Douglas Pagels, “The more you’re bothered by something that’s wrong, the more you’re empowered to change things and make them right. The more we follow that philosophy as individuals, the easier it will be to brighten our horizons outward from there, taking in our communities, our cultures, our countries and the common ground we stand on. The crucible of peace and good will is far too empty, and each of us must- in some way-help to fill it.”As a young person growing up in mama Liberia, where do you stand?  What do you take responsibility for?   And what do you not take responsibility for?  Let us read from you.  We encourage you to note that intergenerational initiatives also address national development priorities. They counteract inequality and exclusion, encourage active citizenship and even improve public infrastructure development through community-based projects.Our MOP-Liberia Facebook page provides an opportunity for all those individuals and like-minded organizations, which are already doing something about peace consolidation to share their experiences and encourage each other inspire to a broader community to follow our footprint. Contribute your thoughts-as well as your photos.I will like to end this article with an inspiring quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said: “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love”Until next week, Peace, above all, Peace First, Let Peace Prevail.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe House of Representatives has said that the proposed National Budget of 2014/2015 submitted by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday, May 21, will not be opened for scrutiny without the submission of Budget Framework document, which, according to them, provides overview for the pending fiscal year.Plenary took the decision last week when Speaker J. Alex Tyler briefed his colleagues on issues relating to the draft 2014/2015 Budget, noting that the bill was submitted with only a transmitter letter from the President.The submission of the required documents and contents of proposed budget is a requirement under Section 12 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) and (g) of the Public Financial Management Law of Liberia (PFML).  Speaker Tyler informed his colleagues that the proposed budget “must contain a detailed annual estimate set alongside the previous budget year outturns, current year original budget as well as the actual outturns base on available data and projected outturns for the current year.” He maintains that the details and content of the annual budget estimate shall be defined in regulations issued by the Minister of Finance under the PFML.Meanwhile, the House’s Plenary cautioned the Executive to attach urgency to the submission of the required documentation to avoid further delay as the April 30th deadline for budget submission has expired under the PFM.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe Guyana Learning Institute (GLI) on Saturday hosted a graduation ceremony which saw its sixth batch of students graduating from the supervisory management course.The GLI was first conceptualised in 2015 and went on to commence its first set of classes in 2016. The institute has grown from offering pre- Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) classes to offering a number of adult learning courses such as supervisory management, psychology and social work. The courses are certified. The institution is spearheaded by a number of local educators and lecturers, with the Chairman of the Board being Professor James Rose.Saturday’s ceremony saw 12 students graduating from the supervisory management course, which commenced on September 11, 2017. The four-month course contained 10 modules of practical and theory work. Giving an overview of the course, facilitator Jennifer Singh highlighted that the course focuses on the best practices of and challenges that someone in a supervisory position would experience in the workplace.Former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Tota Mangar, served as guest speaker; he first congratulated the students on their efforts of enduring the rigorous course. “Education is an ongoing process and a lifelong one at that,” Mangar noted. He went on to urge the students to consider furthering their studies at Critchlow Labour College, Technical Institutes or even the University.Valedictorian Nazir Khan spoke on behalf of his graduating colleagues, thanking the lecturers for the work and effort they invested. Khan expressed that the course taught him to embrace new roles and experiences and how to better manage the work force. He concluded that the course was a very rewarding one.The GLI will be continuing its work with two more courses – Introduction to Social Work, which commences next Tuesday and Introduction to Psychology, which begins on February 27.last_img read more

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first_imgFather-in-law’s alleged stabbing…tells Judge he was on an “island”By Shemuel FanfairHigh Court Judge Brassington Reynolds on Thursday remanded attempted murder accused Sudesh Rambhajue to prison for allegedly trying to kill his father-in-law at the man’s Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo home nearly three years ago.Sudesh Rambhajue was a no-show in court on Wednesday when his trial was set to begin. The unrepresented Rambhajue last week denied he had attempted to kill Latchman Narine Persaud by stabbing him. He was granted three adjournments owing to the court granting him time to find legal counsel after he explained that heAccused: Sudesh Rambhajuecould not afford an attorney.However, when Rambhajue turned up in court on Thursday, he did not apologise to the judge for his absence from court on Wednesday, but instead claimed he was on an island without any electricity, cellphones or landline telephones.The defendant was remanded to prison pending the outcome of his matter, as his bailer told the court she could not guarantee the defendant would continue appearing in court. It was disclosed that she was at court on Wednesday but Rambhajue never showed.Even though the accused did not have an attorney to represent him, the court proceeded with his trial. The complainant Persaud, a rice farmer and labourer, told the jury that his son-in-law, Sudesh, never worked in the 10 years he was married to his daughter, and lived at the bottom flat of his home at Vergenoegen for all of that time.He said Rambhajue was an alcoholic, and that he ordered him to leave his home on the morning of September 18, 2015 when he saw him going to a rum shop in the area.“I asked, ‘Why you drink so much rum for?’ and he said if me ah buy rum for am, and I tell he take he couple piece cloth and come out me place, and then I ride away and go to de back dam,” Persaud recounted.The elderly man told the jury that after returning from the backdam, he saw Rambhajue, around 17:30h, and he parked his bicycle and ordered his son-in-law out of his home again.Persaud said that as he was about to lock him out, the accused used an expletive and attacked him. Persaud told the court: “He rush into me like one bad bull.”Persaud said he was rushed to Leonora Cottage Hospital before being taken to the Vreed-en-Hoop Hospital, and then on to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC). He was treated for several days, and he showed the jury the marks on his stomach where he was allegedly stabbed. There were three separate marks: one where Persaud says he was stabbed; another incision which doctors carved to treat the wound, and another which the doctor inflicted to remove excess blood from his body.Rambhajue, representing himself, was successful in objecting to Police witness Constable Sherwin Green tendering a photocopy of Persaud’s medical report, as the original could not be found at the Leonora Police Station. The doctor will have to testify to having treated the victim.Constable Green also said that when he visited the scene on the day in question, he had not seen the accused, but saw spots of what appeared to be blood at the Vergenoegen residence.He said that on September 21, 2015, Harilall Persaud brought Rambhajue to the Leonora Police Station, and he (Green) put the murder allegation to him. The Police witness claimed that, under caution, the accused man said that he and Persaud had a scuffle.“I had a knife in meh hand and he try fo tek it away from me and jook heself,” Rambhajue reportedly informed Police.However, when the defendant cross-examined the Constable on Thursday, he accused him of being dishonest and said that Green never put any allegation to him.Green, however, denied Rambhajue’s suggestion, adding that the accused refused to give Police a statement. The Policeman told the jury that a weapon was never found.The state’s case is being led by Prosecutors Seeta Bishundial and Tiffini Lyken, and proceeding will continue before Justice Reynolds.last_img read more

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first_imgWith child abuse cases for 2018 topping recent figures and mounting to over 4900 cases, ChildLink – an activist group – is calling for more persons to come forward and become foster-parents to be able to help a child who may be in dire need of care and attention.At a recent forum where a report was presented on the topic by the agency, Samantha Alleyne spoke of the significance such a small gesture can have on a child’s life.“Our children are being abused everyday all around us and every one of us, all of us sitting here, we all have a role to play and I hope that this evening’s gathering will start something… if each one of us does something, each one of us listens to a child, each one of us report a case, each one of us open our homes, even temporarily, to an abused child, we are going to be making a difference,” she said.Alleyne, who conducted research for ChildLink to compile the report on ‘Lessons Learnt From Trauma Stories on Child Abuse’, reminded that the scars from child abuse are hard to heal, but the process becomes easier if children are surrounded by persons who are willing to help instead of remind them of their past.While sharing a survivor’s story, the agency explained that some children are severely battered after being abused, as many times some children are abused by numerous persons. In one instance, the researcher said she came across a child who was abused by five different persons.During the study, three types of children were used to collect data.“Children who experience sexual abuse, children who experience physical abuse and children who experience sexual abuse and their cases were persecuted,” Alleyne explained.Interviews were held with the children who experienced sexual and physical abuse, while the parents of young children who were sexually abused were interviewed because the children were at risk of being traumatised again if asked to recount the experiences.The interviews were conducted over a four-week period with 17 individuals, inclusive of nine children and eight adults.In December, the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) revealed that two children are abused every hour in Guyana.According to CCPA, by the end of October 2018, the Agency had already responded to 4352 child abuse reports, which happens to be the highest number of reported cases ever for the period.In fact, a 25.4 per cent increase was recorded when compared with figures for the same period last year.Last September, CCPA Director Anne Greene told Guyana Times that being in formal care has a negative impact on children as she too called for persons to come forward and become foster parents.Back then, some 700 children were in formal care, however, in the Agency’s Year-in-Review, a total of 175 children were placed in foster care homes with 117 foster parents.last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000– It was a disappointing debut for Henrikh Mkhitaryan as Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Swansea City on Tuesday night in an English Premier League played at the Libert Stadium.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – It was a disappointing debut for Henrikh Mkhitaryan as Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Swansea City on Tuesday night in an English Premier League played at the Libert Stadium.A poor error from Petr Cech gifted Swansea all three points against Arsenal as the Welsh side came from a goal down to win the match. Nacho Monreal gave the Gunners the lead on 33 minutes when Mesut Ozil played a lovely ball to the back post for the Spanish defender to slide home.It didn’t last long, though, as the Swans equalised just a minute later when Alfie Mawson slid the ball through to Sam Clucas, who made no mistake with a calm finish past Cech.And the Arsenal keeper was at fault for Swansea’s second when Shkodran Mustafi rolled the ball back to Cech and the keeper’s sliced clearance fell straight to Jordan Ayew to finish a gift-wrapped present.There was still time for another as Clucas grabbed his second late on when he finished superbly from close range.Henrikh Mkhitaryan entering for his Arsenal debut.The final action of the half saw Granit Xhaka flash a shot well over the crossbar from 18 yards out on 44 minutes after Iwobi’s ball into the box was blocked.Ozil drew a routine save out of Fabianski with a low strike just outside the area on the right two minutes after the restart, but a howler from Cech gifted the Swans the lead on 61 minutes.Monreal’s throw-in was played to Cech by Mustafi, but the keeper fluffed his clearance under pressure from two attackers, and Ayew tucked the ball into the left corner of the net from 12 yards out.Iwobi failed to hit the target with an effort from 20 yards out that sailed over the bar on 65 minutes, while Dyer spurned a gilt-edged chance six minutes later when he fired fractionally wide of the right post from 13 yards out after he was let in by Mustafi’s poor defensive header.Another mistake from the Gunners sealed a remarkable win for the Swans four minutes from time. Monreal’s poor clearance was pounced on by Tom Carroll, who fed Ayew and the Ghanaian made his way to the right byline before Mustafi diverted the ball into the six-yard box, where Clucas smashed home.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgArsene Wenger believes he could be without Aaron Ramsey for a month after revealing the Arsenal midfielder’s thigh injury is worse than first anticipated.The Wales international hobbled out of Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round replay win at Hull, having lasted just 16 minutes following his introduction from the bench in place of Gabriel.While Gabriel, and fellow defender Per Mertesacker, are likely to be available for the sixth-round tie at home to Watford on Sunday having both been forced off in the 4-0 victory at the KC Stadium, Ramsey faces a longer spell on the sidelines.Asked if Ramsey could be out for the season, Wenger replied: “I don’t believe that.“At the moment his clinical signs are quite positive. I would say four weeks. It was a bit worse than I thought because I didn’t see it.“Usually when a player gets injured with a muscle, he stops and I did not have that feeling of precaution so I thought he would be available for Sunday.”Ramsey’s injury rules him out of the upcoming Wales friendlies and means he also misses a key stage of Arsenal’s season – with the next week set to have a huge bearing on whether the campaign is deemed a success or failure.The Gunners host Watford as they continue their quest to win a third successive FA Cup crown before travelling to Barcelona with the unenviable task of overturning a 2-0 deficit against the reigning European champions.Wenger’s men then fly back to London before making the journey north to face Everton at Goodison Park in Saturday’s early Barclays Premier League kick-off – knowing they could be as many as 11 points adrift of leaders Leicester.But Wenger is keen to keep all eyes on the next game, rather than wondering what might be later in the week.“We want to stay alive in all of them (competitions) but then again lets be focused on the next one.“I don’t believe anyone in my side is thinking about Barcelona at the moment, or Everton, they are completely focused on Watford.”While Ramsey must sit out the most important of weeks, Wenger is hopeful of having Laurent Koscielny back from his calf problem – while Francis Coquelin returns to the squad having served his one-match ban for his sending off in the 2-2 draw at Tottenham last weekend.“He has to join in normal training tomorrow and then for me to take a gamble on a guy that has run training sessions with the group or not,” Wenger said of Koscielny.“After advice from medical people, I will take the gamble if he is available. Will I risk him or not? There is a little medical risk but I have not made a decision yet. Coquelin is coming back from suspension and (Hector) Bellerin was not in the squad (at Hull). He is now available.” 1 Aaron Ramsey hobbled out of the FA Cup fifth-round replay win at Hull last_img read more

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