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first_imgBarely a week after Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘A’ denied prosecutors’ request to order Power TV Station to produce the video recording it televised showing the burning to death of Chief Inspector of the Police Support Unit (PSU), Amos Tutu, the Supreme Court yesterday overturned the decision.The High Court took the decision immediately after the Presiding Justice in Chambers Associate Justice Kabinah Ja’neh granted a ‘Writ of Certiorari’ filed against Judge Dixon’s action to the Supreme Court by lawyers representing the government.Certiorari is a writ that seeks judicial review and it is issued by a superior court directing an inferior court, tribunal, or other public authority to send the record of a proceeding for review.Inspector Tutu was allegedly set ablaze on August 13, 2010 on the Capitol By-pass in Monrovia, leading to the arrests of several persons who have been charged with murder. Two of the accused are currently on trial.Tutu was alleged to have shot and killed one Preston Davis, which allegedly prompted a mob action by angry residents, who subsequently overpowered him, poured gasoline on him and set him ablaze as Power TV reportedly recorded and televised the scene of the officer’s death. Prosecutors had asked Judge Dixon to order the station to produce in court the recording of the officer on fire so that it could be used as part of their evidence, but the Judge denied the request. Justice Ja’neh requested a subpoena duces tecum on Power TV as prayed for by the petitioner (prosecutors). A ‘subpoena duces tecum’ is a court order requiring the person named in it to produce certain books, papers, or other tangible items for the court. In reaction Judge Dixon said, “By virtue of the mandate of the Honorable Supreme Court, the First Judicial Circuit, Criminal Court ‘A’ hereby rescinds (withdraws) its two previous rulings on the subject matter of the Writ of Subpoena duces tecum that should have been served on the management of Power TV to produce the video recording/tape showing the burning to death of the PSU officer Amos Tutu on the Capitol Bye-Pass.” He thereafter ordered the clerk to issue a writ of subpoena duces tecum on the management of Power TV to produce the televised recording of the burning of the late Inspector Tutu on February 27, 2010.Judge Dixon ordered the management of Power TV to appear before the court on Thursday, October 1, at 11 a.m. to produce the recording.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgEmery is seen by some as another surprise choice after the Gunners reportedly initially favoured Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta.But Emery, a 46-year-old Spaniard, arrives with grand credentials following his two-year stay with Paris Saint Germain and a Europa League-winning spell at Sevilla.Emery left Paris at the end of this season having won the domestic treble.Now he is tasked with raising standards at the Emirates Stadium and restoring Arsenal to the kind of glory they enjoyed in the early years of Wenger’s reign.Emery already has one thing in common with Wenger after making clear his disdain for the Frenchman’s old rival Jose Mourinho.When Manchester United boss Mourinho, then in charge of Real Madrid, devoted a press conference to criticising referee Carlos Clos Gomez in 2010, Emery gave an acerbic retort, snarling: “Mourinho’s stance is that of a cry baby”.It was a jibe typical of the intense Emery, who was steeped in football from birth, with his father and grandfather both former players.Emery had a modest playing career, largely spent in Spain’s lower leagues, but he was an instant hit in his managerial debut with third-tier Lorca.He achieved promotion and then moved to Almeria, who he took up to La Liga for the first time before taking over at Valencia, where he guided the team into the Champions League with three consecutive top-three finishes.Valencia’s vibrant style earned him the admiration and friendship of Pep Guardiola.Emery moved to Sevilla where he won three consecutive Europa League trophies in 2014, 2015 and 2016.Emery has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s most studious coaches, working until the early hours of the morning crafting his game-plans.– Perfectionist –He spends up to 12 hours preparing video analysis for his players and former Valencia winger Joaquin once quipped: “There were so many videos I ran out of popcorn.“He’s obsessed with football, it’s practically an illness. He’s one of the best managers I’ve had.”Emery is a perfectionist who demands relentless effort on the training ground.“Either we all work or let’s just burst the ball,” he said, giving voice to an approach that might shake Arsenal out of the complacency that marred the end of the Wenger era.Significantly, Emery has flourished within a structure similar to the one now in place at Arsenal, who lean heavily on head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and head of football operations Raul Sanllehi, both recruited last November.At Sevilla, Emery worked well with recruitment director Monchi and Arsenal are gambling the same structure pays dividends for them.The main worry for Arsenal fans might be Emery’s ill-fated spell with Spartak Moscow in 2012 and his failure to fulfil his mandate at Paris Saint-Germain, where he was asked to win the Champions League after moving to the big-spending French giants in 2016.Emery was let go by PSG with one year left on his contract and the roots of demise lay in two painful Champions League exits and a troubled relationship with star striker Neymar.In 2017, a woeful 6-1 loss in Barcelona saw PSG surrender a 4-0 first leg lead in an incredible last-16 meltdown.Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger shared a warm handshake when Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal drew in the Champions League in 2016. © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE, FRANCK FIFE, FRANCK FIFEOn the heels of that collapse, this season’s capitulation against Real Madrid in the last-16 ensured Emery’s time in Paris would be short-lived.Wenger’s travails in recent years mean Emery will not have to worry about the Champions League in the coming season but Arsenal can rest assured their ultra-driven boss will be working all hours to get them back there.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unai Emery is obsessed with the pursuit of excellence © AFP / Thomas SamsonLONDON, United Kingdom, May 23 – Fuelled by video nasties and sleepless nights, Unai Emery is ready for the challenge of succeeding Arsene Wenger after being appointed as Arsenal’s first new boss for 22 years.Arsenal have made a habit of appointing managers out of left-field — Bertie Mee was a former physiotherapist, former Arsenal star George Graham came from second-tier Millwall and Wenger was greeted with “Arsene Who?” headlines following his move from Japan’s Nagoya Grampus 8 in 1996.last_img read more


first_imgWeah, who scored a landslide victory in presidential elections last December, is the only African footballer to win the world and European awards.Instead of watching the match against Nigeria from the grandstand, he captained his country and showed glimpses of former skills before being substituted 12 minutes from time.Weah received a standing ovation when leaving the pitch in the capital of a west African country where football is the most popular sport.Team-mates of Weah wore shirts with “Thank you King George” on them as a tribute to the legend who retired from international football 16 years ago.Libera are ranked 47th of 54 African football nations and 158th in the world. The last of their two Africa Cup of Nations tournament appearances was 16 years ago.Weah played in Liberia, the Ivory Coast and Cameroon before moving to Europe, where his clubs included Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Marseille and AC Milan.He also had brief spells with Chelsea and Manchester City before finishing his career in the United Arab Emirates playing for Al Jazira.In the friendly match, Nigeria built a two-goal half-time lead thanks to Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo and Sherman Kpah converted a late penalty for Liberia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000George Weah played for Monaco, Paris St-Germain and AC Milan – with brief spells at Chelsea and Manchester CityMONROVIA, Liberia, Sep 12 – Liberia president and former world footballer of the year George Weah made a surprise return to international football Tuesday at the age of 51 in a 2-1 friendly defeat by Nigeria.The international match in Monrovia was organised to ‘retire’ the number 14 shirt worn by Weah, who was voted world, European and African footballer of the year in 1995.last_img read more


first_img1 Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy Arsenal have received a major injury boost after defender Mathieu Debuchy resumed light training and could be ready for a first-team return by the start of April.Debuchy has been sidelined since January with a shoulder injury after he was pushed into the advertising hoardings by Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic and needed surgery to clear up the problem.The French full-back had only just returned from an ankle injury that kept him on the sidelines for three months and was expected to be ruled out until mid-April.But Debuchy gave Arsene Wenger the perfect tonic ahead of the Champions League tie against Monaco as he joined in a light session with club captain Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby.Arteta has also been ruled out since January after undergoing ankle surgery while Diaby has been plagued by injury problems over the last few years.But all three players look to be finally on the road back to full fitness and could make their first-team comebacks in the next few weeks.last_img read more


first_img Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure Inter Milan are closing in on the signing of Manchester City star Yaya Toure.According to the La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Ivorian has been looking for a house in Milan and City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak is prepared to allow his talismanic midfielder to leave the Etihad Stadium.Toure, 32, still has a contract with the Premier League side until 2017, but as talkSPORT told you earlier this month the player is said to be keen to reunite with former coach Roberto Mancini at the San Siro.The Nerazzurri could land the midfield powerhouse for around £10m and sources close to Toure have revealed he is keen to play in Italy.The player’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has reportedly paid several visits to Milan, and has also been searching for a new home for his client.Toure has travelled with his City team-mates to North America to play two end-of-season friendlies against Toronto and Houston and any deal is unlikely to take place until he returns from the short trip. 1last_img read more


first_imgIt might have been a friendly but Argentina weren’t messing about when they took on Bolivia in America.The South America nations clashed in America, Texas to be precise, and the 2014 World Cup finalists wowed the crowd with a stunning performance and a 7-0 win.Sergio Aguero was the star of the show nabbing two goals and creating three more, while Lionel Messi also hit a brace, including a header (yes, you did read that right).Paris Saint-Germain star Ezequiel Lavezzi hit another two of the strikes, while Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa also scored.Meanwhile Premier League sides Tottenham and Everton were represented by Erik Lamela and Ramiro Funes Mori.You can see all the goals in the video above…last_img


first_img1 Juan Mata is sent off for Manchester United against West Brom Juan Mata has issued an apology to Manchester United fans after being sent off in Sunday’s defeat at West Brom. The midfielder was shown his marching orders for the first time in his career after receiving two yellow cards inside the opening half hour of the Premier League clash.United were level at the time of his dismissal but went on to lose 1-0, dealing a big blow to their hopes of top four finish, and Mata admits he let everyone at the club down.“After almost 500 games as a professional player, this Sunday I was sent off for the first time in my career. As you can imagine, it’s not easy for me to write these lines,” the Spain international wrote in his blog. “The truth is this is a new and strange situation for me, not easy to assimilate, but we learn from everything.“I know that, in football, we see things like these every week, but obviously what hurts more is that my team-mates had to fight with 10 men for a long time.“I have the feeling that both decisions were rigorous; that, in many occasions, we see more serious fouls that are not penalised in such a way, but at the same time I could have avoided them and I take responsibility.“It also leaves me with a bad taste for the supporters who travelled to the stadium, and for those who were watching the game from home, but I must carry on as always and from now on I’m already focused on the next game, the derby against Liverpool in the Europa League.“In this sport there’s no time for celebrations or moaning, and after last Wednesday’s joy for the win and the goal against Watford, now I have to go through a more bitter experience. That’s the way it is. What matters is to move forward and to always learn from each situation. And so I will.”last_img read more


first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to snub interest from Manchester United to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in Italy.The striker has been one of the best players in France this season and has hit 30 league goals in just 26 games.?The Swede’s contract expires at the end of the season and as a result Europe’s biggest clubs, including United, have been chasing his signature.But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Ibrahimovic has performed a u-turn and is ready to sign a new deal with PSG.The Ligue 1 club have offered the 34-year-old a one-year contract worth an estimated £10m and he is happy to sign.Once that is completed Ibrahimovic will then consider his options in the summer of 2017, with a huge offer from a Qatari club already on the table. 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action for Paris Saint-Germain last_img read more


first_imgGardai have uncovered a drugs den just yards from Letterkenny Garda station.The house on Newline Court was being used to peddle heroin.Gardai raided the rented house on Saturday night after a drug-user called to the wrong address looking for drugs. The suspicious house-owner contacted the Gardai who then raided the house.A quantity of heroin was uncovered and a man was arrested.He is expected to appear at a future sitting of the local courts.Local anti-drugs campaigner PJ Blake said he was delighted by the find and the assistance of the public in alerting the Gardai. “It’s no secret that the drugs squad is operating on a shoestring.“This is the kind of public assistance we need to stamp this scourge out.“Everyone has a role to play and this person showed how they can literally keep drugs off our streets,” he said. HEROIN DRUGS DEN RAIDED JUST YARDS FROM GARDA STATION was last modified: November 19th, 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:drugsletterkennyLetterkenny Garda stationNewline CourtPJ BLAKElast_img read more


first_imgJohnson had a great series against Missouri State in helping Drake take three wins over the Bears. She batted a team-high .556 (5-for-9) with one walk and team-high five runs batted in. Johnson started the series with a 3-for-3 game along with a driving in a career-high four RBI. She drove in two runs with a single in the second inning and then later in the sixth inning added two more insurance runs with a single to center field. In the second game, Johnson tied the game at 3-3 with a fifth-inning RBI single. In her first season, Johnson is second in batting on the team at .344 along with swiping a team-best 19 stolen bases. Drake is the No. 1 seed for the MVC Championship this week at Buel Field. The Bulldogs will open the tournament Friday in the first semifinal matchup at 4 p.m. Every game of the MVC Championship will be on ESPN+. Newman continues her impressive comeback season as she earned two of the three wins over Missouri State. In two appearances against the Bears, Newman went 2-0 with a 0.81 earned run average in 8.2 innings of work with 12 strikeouts. She started the series with a complete game where she allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with eight strikeouts. Newman then pitched 1.2 innings of relief in the series finale and struck out four. This season, Newman is 19-3 with a league-best 0.64 ERA with 213 strikeouts. This past weekend, she moved to No. 1 all-time at Drake and No. 7 in MVC history in career strikeouts with 768. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Drake University softball team swept the Missouri Valley Conference weekly awards, the MVC office announced Monday, May 7. Freshman Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) has been selected the MVC Newcomer and Player of the Week while redshirt junior Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) is the MVC Pitcher of the Week. These are the first career MVC weekly awards for Johnson and a league-best eighth time Newman has been named MVC Pitcher of the Week this season and the 13th time in her outstanding career.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more