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Man Utd scare, an Arsenal vs Spurs goal-fest and Rangers to beat Celtic

first_img3 Harry Kane celebrates after equalising for Tottenham in last season’s North London derbyCredit: EPA Arsenal vs Spurs (Sunday, 4pm)IT’S derby day down South too – and no less fierce.Last season saw three North London derbies, with Arsenal winning one, Spurs another and the final one a draw.This is a puzzle then, especially when you consider that you’ve no idea which Tottenham will turn up.They were absolutely awful last weekend against Newcastle, looking lifeless as they plodded to a 0-1 defeat with chief playmaker Christian Eriksen sat glumly on the bench until it was too late.As for Arsenal, they went down 3-1 at Liverpool but looked half decent on the break, especially when Nicolas Pepe was given free reign to put on the afterburners.The Gunners will be on the front foot on home soil and expect Emery to unleash all the heavy machinery in his Arsenal.Only one of the last seven North London derbies have seen three goals or more – but we’re going to recommend you go for that on an afternoon where the two attacks will surely flourish. ANOTHER weekend, another bumper set of fixtures ahead.This time around we’ve two massive derbies on either side of the border to look forward to, whilst SunSport have a five-fold acca that might just pay for a late summer holiday if it rolls in on Sunday afternoon…3 Celtic have failed to score on their last two visits to IbroxCredit: Willie Vass – The SunRangers vs Celtic (Sunday, midday)SOME Sunday lunch accompaniment, this one.The first Old Firm clash of the season sees Neil Lennon’s Hoops cross Glasgow to Ibrox, with both sides having won their first three games of the new league campaign.The Gers memorably ended their long winless drought in this fierce derby with a dramatic 1-0 win here last December.And they followed it up with a 2-0 victory in May, although the title had gone by then and Celtic had seemingly downed tools.Steven Gerrard has got his attacking side playing with a swagger – and they’ve developed that all-important winning mentality.Despite the treble-treble, the aura of invincibility around Celtic has started to wear off these past two season.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneTake Rangers to continue their winning start to the SPL season on home turf, where in competitive games this term they’ve crashed in 17 goals in FOUR games.Celtic haven’t scored on their last two visits to this ground, ever since the away followings were limited to just a few hundred hardy souls.Gone are the days of 8,000 away fans at Old Firm games – and that raucous, partisan support all being for the home side tips things in favour of the Gers.All the value is in Gerrard’s side taking the points, but Lennon’s men finding the net.And would it be the Old Firm without a little flutter on the card markets? Scott Brown will play, he loves a big tackle and picked up 15 bookings last term. You know what to do.Rangers to beat Celtic at Ibrox again: 6/4Rangers to win and BTTS: 15/4Scott Brown to be carded: 4/53 Scott Brown was floored by Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos during the last Old Firm meetingCredit: ReutersWeekend five-foldSaints and Man Utd to draw- 12/5Rangers to beat Celtic – 29/20Arsenal to beat Tottenham – 27/20Liverpool to beat Burnley – 1/3Chelsea to beat Sheffield Utd – 4/11£10 returns £355.92center_img With both of these sides defences blowing as hot and cold as the English summer, it’s the safest way to play. And David Luiz will likely feature. Do you really need to hear more?If you’re liking the sound of goal-fest and want a big price, the 8/1 Ladbrokes are offering on both teams to score in both halves isn’t a bad one to have a nibble at.Should you also want to chase a goalscorer too, there’s only really one man you can be on.Harry Kane let us down last weekend against Toon – but we’re willing to give another chance in a fixture that the Spurs man loves to dominate.The England striker has played against Arsenal ten times since 2014. He’s scored in all of those games, apart from two.If this was a home Spurs game, he’d be odds on to net anytime. Gobble up the 11/10 with Ladbrokes.Over 2.5 goals at the Emirates: 4/7Harry Kane to make it ten in eleven against Arsenal: 11/10Both teams to score in both halves: 8/1* All odds correct at time of publication.last_img read more

The Gabonese Federation would prefer Aubameyang to a “more ambitious” club

first_imgPierre Alain Mounguengui, president of the Gabonese Football Federation (FEGAFOOT), assured in an interview for ESPN that the star player of his country, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, should sign a contract “with a more ambitious club” if he wants to earn what he deserves for his talent.The 30-year-old Arsenal forward was the Premier League’s top scorer, alongside Salah and Mané, thanks to the 22 goals he scored last season. But his great goalscoring records have not prevented the Gabonese from having yet won any title with the ‘gunners’. For Mounguengui, the ambition of the London team is not the same as that of other great clubs in Europe, reason why it says that the forward would have to go to a better club to have a greater prestige. “I don’t want to say that Arsenal is not ambitious, but it doesn’t have as much ambition as other clubs when it comes to Europe,” he told ESPN. “Yes Pierre,” he continued, “if he managed to secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he would definitely find his place“ “At the individual level, we all consider him to be among the best players in the world, but my advice is to continue working and attract the attention of the best and most ambitious teams“Explained the president.Although he has exceeded ten goals in each of his last nine seasons between France, Germany and EnglandAubameyang only has a German Cup, a German Super Cup and a French League Cup, something that contrasts with his enormous talent and consistency in front of the door. Since he signed for the ‘gunners’ in 2018, where he became the top scorer in the Bundesliga, He has reached two finals, that of the Carabao Cup in that same season and that of the Europa League last season, but in both his team was defeated.“Aubameyang is a world-class soccer player“Mounguengui said,” but for him and for anyone who has not won more titles, soccer is a collective sport. ” “Right now, he is at Arsenal and has not won anything, making him a collective failure.“He assured.In the current season, until the health crisis caused the suspension of the competition, Aubameyang had scored 17 goals in the Premier League. The Gabonese is approaching his last year of contract with Arsenal, and Mounguengui insisted that it is not too late for the striker to find a club that allows him to win some of the best titles.last_img read more

Gun, ammo possession lands duo in Court

first_imgDamien Favourite of Festival City, Georgetown and Carl Lockhart of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara were on Friday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Fabayo Azore on joint charges of alleged possession of an illegal gun and ammunition.The charges stated that on January 17, 2018, at Festival City, Georgetown, the two 31-year-old men were found in possession of one .38 pistol and two .38 live rounds of ammunition without either man being the holder of an ammunition and/or firearm licence.The men denied the allegations when those was read to them, and their attorney, in a bail application, told the court that the house in with the illegal items were found does not belong to either of his clients.Bail was, however, not granted the defendants, and they both were remanded to prison until January 26, when the case is set to be recalled.last_img read more

Prospective HWLS scholarship awardees to serve 5 years with State – sources

first_img…despite 2 years of study in T&T-based institutionWhen it was announced that the Legal Affairs Ministry would be making full scholarships to the Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS) available, there was much celebration. It turns out, however, that prospective awardees have been informed that they would have to give five years of service to the State.The Hugh Wooding Law SchoolGuyana Times has been reliably informed by sources that at an interview with the Ministry, the University of Guyana’s top law students were informed that once they acquired fully-funded scholarships for two years of study in Trinidad, they had to stay in the State’s service for five years.It is understood that this five-year service clause causing some discomfort among the students. This is particularly so since in other fields of study such as medicine, students only have to serve back their years of study.Last month, a delegation of law students had met with Attorney General Basil Williams. At the AG’s chambers, Vice President of the Guyanese Jurisdiction Committee, Olivia Bess, laid out the conditions under which aspiring lawyers have to study in Trinidad.According to Bess, these students still have to find money for food; costs she estimates to be close to $100,000 in Guyana currency. In addition, there are also the costs of accommodation.“We requested a meeting with the Attorney General, because we as Guyanese students in Trinidad suffer a lot of financial difficulties in relation to our tuition fees, living expenses, food, etc. For example, the tuition fee has increased for the first years. It is no longer TT$98,366. It is now TT$101,066. When you exchange that to Guyana dollars, that would be G$3 million.”“That’s just the first-year tuition fee. Added to that, you also have living expenses. The average Guyana student in Trinidad would pay around TT$3000. When you convert that, that would be around G$90,000 a month. And you still have to send it through the bank or Western Union and these places will add on their own rates.”In terms of food, Bess noted that the average student would spend between TT$1500 and TT$2000 on a monthly basis. She explained that this translated to them spending between G$45,000 and G$60,000.“So when you total all the expenses for one year, it is nothing less than $5 million. That is just per year. It is two years so you have $10 million. So, it’s not easy for the Guyanese students in Trinidad to function properly or study properly, even though we do perform well. But it’s not an easy task.“We have to think about our parents, our guardians, how are they going to find that money? I know countless students who cried because they could not find that money to pay for Hugh Wooding Law School. It’s not an easy task.”Bess was accompanied by students holding their Bachelor in Laws from the University of Guyana, as well as students already enrolled at the Hugh Wooding Law School. The Legal Affairs Ministry had announced that full scholarships to study law for the 2019/2020 year at Hugh Wooding were available.This came after reports that the Ministry’s Finance Secretary failed to cover expenses for students. AG Williams criticised the staff who was responsible for sending money for the students in Trinidad, but didn’t.The requirements for eligibility for the limited scholarships being offered by the Department of Public Service include: being the holder of the Bachelor of Laws Degree, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3, obtained within the last five years.Applicants must be 35 years old or under; and must have an offer of acceptance from the Hugh Wooding Law School for the 2019-2020 academic year. Present students at the Hugh Wooding Law School must have passes for the first year of studies, with at least three courses passed with Grade A.Over the years, the need for a local law school has been excessively highlighted and as such, Government has undertaken to set up such an institution here in a joint venture with Jamaican partners.last_img read more

‘Kiddie tax’ snares teens’ income

first_imgBut 529s weren’t as widely available when parents of today’s older teens started saving. Instead, those parents typically saved for college by putting money into custodial mutual funds, bonds or other savings instruments in the child’s name. It’s the return on those investments – the “unearned” income that includes interest, dividends, rents, royalties and profits on the sale of property – that falls under the kiddie tax. The tax doesn’t apply to wages a child earns at a job. Here’s how the kiddie tax works: If a child is younger than 18, he or she is allowed to have $1,700 in investment income before the kiddie tax kicks in. (There’s no tax on income of $850 or less, and the next $850 in income is taxed at the child’s rate.) For unearned income above $1,700, the child’s tax is computed at the parent’s tax rate. (But a child who turned 18 in 2006 or on Jan.1, 2007, isn’t subject to the kiddie tax for 2006 income.) Parents who sold some of the child’s investments early in 2006 – on the assumption that because the child was 14 or older the resulting capital gains would be taxed at the child’s lower rate – will be disappointed. Because Congress made the kiddie tax change retroactive to Jan.1, 2006, those gains are taxed at the parents’ rate if unearned income exceeds $1,700. You can choose to include the child’s income on your tax return, provided the child’s income is less than $8,500 and consists only of interest and dividends or capital gains distributions on those investments. Reporting the child’s investment income on your return may reduce paperwork and costs – since the child doesn’t file a return, tax-preparation expenses may be reduced. But including a child’s income on your return also adds to your adjusted gross income, which in turn may subject you to phase-out or reduction of certain exemptions, deductions, IRA contributions and other tax breaks, as well as increase your state and local tax liability. Whichever tax-filing strategy you choose, be sure to file the correct forms: Form 8814 is attached to the parent’s return when a child’s investment income is reported with the parent’s income. When the income is reported on a child’s separate tax return, Form 8615 is filed with the child’s return and no additional form is filed with the parent’s return.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A nasty surprise for many taxpayers is masquerading under the harmless-sounding moniker “kiddie tax.” Beware. It may pack a wallop. Children younger than 18 with unearned income, including certain college savings funds and other investments, are likely to owe more in taxes, thanks to a provision Congress made retroactive to January 2006. That means an unexpected tax bite for parents who assumed they left that hurdle behind when their child turned 14. “It’s done a lot to destroy a lot of planning that a lot of people had done to fund education,” said Donna LeValley, a tax attorney and contributing editor of the J.K. Lasser tax publications. Before, only children younger than 14 with investment income were subject to the “kiddie tax” – the part of the child’s tax that must be figured at the parent’s top rate instead of the child’s rate, which is usually lower. Now, the kiddie tax is extended to kids younger than 18. “Parents may think their children have outgrown this provision,” said Bob Scharin, senior tax analyst from Thomson Tax & Accounting who advises tax professionals. “That could be a big surprise to someone with a 16- or 17-year-old.” Shifting income to children in lower tax brackets is a strategy long used by the wealthy to reduce their tax, and Congress took aim at that practice when it passed the kiddie tax nearly 20 years ago. But the wealth-shifting strategy was also a way for middle-income parents to save for children’s college expenses. Nowadays, many parents choose as college savings vehicles the popular 529 plans, which allow earnings to grow tax-free when the money is used for higher education. last_img read more


first_imgSince Kickboxing LK opening in January 2009 it has gone from strength to strength under the expert eye of commonwealth, european and two weight professional world kickboxing champion and professional mixed martial arts champion Tommy ‘The Ghost’ Mc Cafferty.The club, now entering its fifth year, has already created a few success stories with members losing mass amounts of weight, gaining confidence and even picking up a few irish titles along the way, the club currently boasts two senior Irish full contact champions in Letterkenny’s own Brian Crossan and Lifford native Ronnie Brennan.Although the club has had a lot of success on the competative circuit it’s not all about that side of things. Tommy believes the bulk of the clubs members are there to keep fit and loose weight. “We have a lot of people that compete and our junior team is one of the best in the country at the minute but I find the vast majority of our members don’t fight or have no intention of fighting they just enjoy the training,” he says.“At the club you can two birds with the one stone, you are getting fit and losing weight but you are also learning a very good skill set for self defence.“In the normal classes there is a lot of cardio,core-work and a lot of padwork with people burning 800+ calories in the hour,the normal classes has no contact as we keep fighters classes seperate so people can get the most out of their training no matter what their goal is,we give people the choice of getting weigh-ins, body fat measurements and nutritional advice so they can keep track of their progress towards their goals but this isn’t compulsory.“The atmosphere in the club is relaxed and fun but everyone pushes hard and encourages each other.” The martial art of Muay Thai has also arrived – with people travelling from all over the North West for classes.For further details check LK CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS…OF KICKS! was last modified: January 5th, 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:kickboxinglktommy mccaffertylast_img read more

Picture Special: Donegal Marathon a huge success!

first_imgDonegal marathon kicked off yesterday morning in Letterkenny, and was officially launched by the winner of the Joule Donegal International Rally, Manus Kelly!Rosses Athletic Club runner Ciaran McGonagle won the marathon with a fantastic time of 2 hours, 41 minutes, and 13 seconds.The Jennings sisters really gave it socks! The first female to cross the finish line was Catriona Jennings, who traveled to London to represent Ireland in the 2012 Olympics! Olympic athlete Sinead Jennings was barely off the plane from Rio before she competed in the half-marathon and won the ladies section! Pauric Breslin won the half-marathon just ahead of Gavin Crawford and Michael Black. His time was 1 hour, 15 minutes and 23 seconds.Picture Special: Donegal Marathon a huge success! was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:doengal marathonletterkennyOlympicspicture specialsinead jenningslast_img read more

Why Man City ace should start for England against Panama – Eni Aluko

first_img“You’ve got to look at the bigger picture.“I’d rather Sterling and Kane start and keep the forward line the way it was, bearing in mind we created so many chances against Tunisia.”Tune into talkSPORT on Sunday at 13:00 BST for LIVE commentary of England v Panama from Nizhny Novgorod!talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Raheem Sterling should start England’s next World Cup game against Panama, believes England Women’s striker and talkSPORT’s World Cup pundit Eni Aluko.There were suggestions the Manchester City forward may be dropped for Sunday’s clash, after he spurned a number of goalscoring chances in their opening game against Tunisia.In the end, Harry Kane’s stoppage-time goal led the Three Lions to a 2-1 victory, but Gareth Southgate’s side have to be more ruthless in their next game against a team ranked 55th in the world.A ‘leaked’ team sheet even showed that Sterling will supposedly be replaced by Marcus Rashford against Panama, as Southgate plans to rotate his squad. Rashford replaced Sterling on 68 minutes against Tunisia and was bright when he came on 2 getty center_img But Aluko says England should stick with the winger who got 23 goals and 17 assists for Premier League champions Man City last season.“I personally would like to see Sterling start tomorrow,” Aluko, who has 103 England caps, told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“This game has goals in it, particularly on the back of England creating so many chances against Tunisia.“Sterling needs a goal, I think, and he gets some one or a couple tomorrow, that’s going to help him for the rest of the tournament. 2 Will Southgate choose to bench Sterling against Panama? last_img read more


first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Double-killer John Gallagher and members of his family have made complaints to the Gardai against eachother following an alleged altercation in Lifford this morning.The Gallagher family contacted local Gardai after they claimed John followed and threatened one of his brothers.However John Gallagher has also made a statement to Gardai claiming it was he who was set upon. The alleged incident happened just after 9am close to the bridge in Lifford.He then drove to the Main Street in Lifford but claims he was confronted by his brother John.Donal Gallagher confirmed to Donegal Daily that there was an incident and that he has contacted Gardai to make a complaint.A spokesman for the Garda press office said they do not comment about named individuals. DOUBLE KILLER JOHN GALLAGHER AND FAMILY MAKE COMPLAINT TO GARDAI AFTER ALLEGED CONFRONTATION was last modified: October 27th, 2012 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:confrontationDonal GallagherDOUBLE KILLERJohn GallagherLiffordred Hiacelast_img read more


first_imgHe’s already famous in Donegal for helping Rory Gallagher to sing Jimmy’s Winning Matches.JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHESBut now Senegal Jimmy, who makes a living selling fake Rolex watches to tourists in Lanzarote, has himself being ripped off by imitators cashing in on his fame.The video in honour of the Donegal GAA team went viral and has had more than a million hits. But now Senegal Jimmy, whose real-name is Bamba, has found that other beach traders are cashing in on his fame.Jimmy’s knows almost every name in Ireland and uses the ploy to sell watches to happy-go-lucky tourists who also have their picture taken with him.But singer Rory Gallagher revealed how Jimmy isn’t happy at all that other ‘Senegal Jimmys’ have learned the words to the famous song and pretending to be him!“They’re costing him a lot of business and he’s not happy. There are a lot of Irish tourists in Lanzarote all year round and Jimmy has become a bit of a hero out there. “But the other lads have copped this on and have learned the song and even plenty of Irish placenames in a ploy to get Irish people to buy watches.“Most Irish people don’t know the real Jimmy and are having their picture taken with imposters! It’s hilarious,” said Rory. SENEGAL JIMMY’S PROTESTS AS OTHERS CASH IN ON HIS FAME! was last modified: November 22nd, 2012 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:JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHESRory GallagherSenegal Jimmylast_img read more