This Country Needs Justice

first_imgThe legal consultant at the Liberia Law Society and former Minister of Public Works, Attorney Samuel Woods II, has said the country needs justice from the government, considering the recurring deaths of citizens under mysterious circumstances.Mr. Wood, serving as a guest speaker at the induction ceremony of officers elect of the Juah Sarwee Memorial Welfare Institute in New Kru Town, declared that “If the government cannot give Liberians justice, the country stands in the position of not having peace.” Woods reflected that besides rape and abuse, people, including children, die under mysterious circumstances. “We also have big people being killed and no one knows who is responsible, which is unfortunate for Liberia and the government in particular,” Mr. Woods said. The government must begin to make sure its citizens get justice in order to escape being recorded on the wrong side of history as Liberia continues to experience mysterious deaths of its citizens, said Atty. Woods.“You can build everything else, but if you cannot give us justice, security and cannot create a conducive environment for the young generation of Liberia, including their education, you will not have peace in Liberia. But the government continues to fail the young people of this country,” lamented Woods. The government continues to make a sad mistake in building skyscrapers in the midst of ghettoes, which remains a wrong decision for Liberia, yet it wants peace, Woods contended, adding that mountains and big buildings will be destroyed in one day. “The country should not remain silent, including the religious people and political parties, because when the house of a neighbor is on fire, you have to help to put out the fire. I feel terrible and bad when receiving information that children are being raped and their future is being destroyed by wicked people.” “I am very happy that many parents have decided to send their children to school, because young people can do better things for Liberia tomorrow. If you go to school, pay attention to the teacher and study your lessons and respect your parents and you can serve this country and provide the best results for us,” said Cllr. WoodsMr. Woods pledged 25 bags of cement to help in the construction of the school’s library and several computers. He also promised to donate all his books to the school’s library. He further offered two students one year scholarships from the 8th grade class.He advised students to respect their parents, adding that “We must give back to the community, but our government needs to create the necessary environment that would encourage young people to engage into such activities.”Mr. Woods stressed that if the government described education as a mess, it should put into place the right system to revamp or clean up the mess, stressing that the future of Liberia can only be better if the people are educated. Meanwhile, Mr. Woods has called on the Muslim Council not to withdraw from the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia as was announced.“We formed this group so that Muslims and Christians can come together and be talking about peace. With the current security situation, Liberia needs peace more than ever before; we need to start talking more. I want to appeal to them to come back and let us hold this peace,” he urged the Muslim Council.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Leading Mexican agency shares best practices in oil sector

first_imgThe Embassy of Mexico, in collaboration with the Government of Guyana, is hosting a two and a half-day workshop. This will see the Mexican Agency for Safety, Energy and the Environment (ASEA) sharing lessons learnt and regulatory insights for Guyana’s extractive sector, specifically in the areas of the oil and gas.The training will give participants an overview of empirical findings regarding industrial safety and environmental regulation of the oil and gas industry based on a Risk Management Model developed by ASEA, the main regulator of the Mexican oil industry.Executive Director Carlos de Regules said that with the management of over 300 oil platforms, six refineries, above 60,000km of pipeline, over 100 oil and gas storage facilities, and four years of experience in the sector, there is a lot Guyana can learn from Mexico.Since commencing operations, de Regules said, 107 contracts have been awarded, US$200 billion committed for future investment, and 74 companies fromExecutive Director of Mexican ASEA, Carlos de Regulesover 20 countries have visited Mexico to seek investment opportunities.“Our lesson four years later is that regulatory certainty is a good deal for the industry. This is what we have found out, and we have been working closely with different stakeholders to build these regulations,” he noted.ASEA has worked with the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada and other major oil producing countries, and adopted many best practices.Dr Mark Bynoe, Head of the Department of Energy, described the exchange of information as timely, as Guyana works to build capacity in terms of predictability and regulations in the emerging sector.“It is important that as we go forward, while we cannot eradicate risks, we develop the framework in which (they) can be managed,” he pointed out.Also delivering remarks was Head of the Department of Environment, Ndibi Schwiers, who noted that the workshop is important to building South-South Cooperation, and would enable Guyana to better understand the environmental safeguards and regulatory regime that Mexico has incorporated in advancing the industry, “even as we [Guyana] work towards developing our capacity to regulate and to monitor the sector.”The workshop was declared open by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, and remarks were also given by the newly appointed Head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr Vincent Adams.Some 35 participants from the Ministry of the Presidency, Natural Resources Ministry, EPA, Department of Environment, Department of Energy, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GL&SC), the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), the Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL), Conservation International, University of Guyana (UG), and the private sector are taking part in the sessions.last_img read more

Man City overtake Man Utd as most valuable EPL club

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City celebrate winning the 2017/18 Premier League title © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 3 – Manchester City have overtaken Manchester United as the Premier League’s most valuable club, with higher wages and lower profits hurting the Old Trafford powerhouse, according to a football finance survey published Friday.Premier League champions City are valued at Sh319.2 billion  (£2.364 billion) in 2017/18, up Sh51 billion (£385 million), according to the study by the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Sports Business, while United are valued at Sh266 billion (£2.087 billion), down Sh50 billion (£376 million). The report said United still had the highest revenue of any club in the Premier League but increased costs meant they relinquished top spot in the valuation table.The pair are the only two Premier League clubs valued at more than Sh266 billion (£2 billion).“Manchester City’s value increased in 2018 due to a combination of higher revenue and lower wages,” the Liverpool University report said.“The ownership model of Sheikh Mansour which effectively means that the club is debt-free means that there are no loan interest costs and no dividends are paid to shareholders either.“Critics of Manchester City will point out that it is part of a multi-club ownership model and that there are commercial deals with related parties which might not apply should the club be sold and therefore a prospective owner might not be willing to pay this value.”The value of Premier League clubs decreased by 1.6 percent overall to Sh1.9 billion  (£14.7 billion), with the ‘Big Six’ of United, City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs making up Sh £10.9 billion — 74 percent of the total.The gap between the bottom club in the Big Six and the next highest valuation is now nearly £1 billion.Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs show major increases, and Arsenal and Leicester show large falls due to non-participation in the Champions League.The report’s model takes into consideration revenue, profits, non-recurring costs, average profits on player sales over a three-year period, net assets, wage control and proportion of seats sold.United came third behind Real Madrid and Barcelona in Deloitte’s list of the world’s richest clubs published in January, which ranks clubs according to how much revenue they earn.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Second killer gets life sentence for Littlerock robbery-murders

first_imgThe container was emptied, the cash register broken and Gnerlich beaten and hit on the head with a piece of crockery. A customer found her dead on the floor of her Pearblossom Highway shop, where she also lived. In October of that year, Trice was bound and beaten in his home by Scott and an accomplice and left to die of asphyxiation and a neck injury. Trice’s body was found in his home on East Avenue R-10 by his daughter, who came to pick him up for an appointment. Trice’s killers stole his car and took other items from his house. Ronnie Johnson, 32, was tried separately in Trice’s murder and he, too, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Scott had been released from prison two months before Gnerlich’s slaying, and Johnson had been out of prison 21/2 years before Trice’s death. Scott had served time in the California Youth Authority as a juvenile, and in 2000 was sent to state prison for an attempted robbery in Long Beach, state records show. He was paroled in May 2003. Johnson was convicted in 1995 of attempted robbery in an Antelope Valley case. In 1999, he was convicted of forging a driver’s license for identification and was released on parole in March 2001. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 476-4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They talked of how he robbed them of their loved ones and they hope he spends the rest of his life thinking about what he did,” Deputy District Attorney Robert Sherwood said. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Bob Bowers sentenced Scott, 28, to the life sentence in the 2003 cases. The jury that convicted Scott in July of two counts of first-degree murder also spared him the death penalty. Before his sentence was handed down, Scott apologized to the families, saying he regretted what he did and hoped that someday they would forgive him, Sherwood said. A key piece of evidence against Scott was his fingerprint found in July 2003 on a jar Gnerlich used in her Victoria’s Antique Garden shop to collect donations for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. One of his victims, a woman with multiple sclerosis, left a trail of blood as she crawled to the door of her Littlerock antiques shop in a futile attempt to reach help. In the same remote desert town three months later, an elderly man was found by his daughter, bound, beaten and left to die alone in his home. On Wednesday, four years later, career criminal Ernest Scott was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders of Victoria Gnerlich, 46, and Charles Trice, 76. Families of both victims testified in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, speaking of their anguish and urging that Scott be sentenced to life in prison. last_img read more

QPR duo get international call-ups

first_imgQPR striker Idrissa Sylla has been included in the Guinea squad for a World Cup qualifier next month. Guinea, who lost their opening qualifier against Tunisia, will be at home to DR Congo on 13 November.Meanwhile, Rangers’ teenage goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski has been called-up by Poland’s Under-19s.Brzozowski, who has previously represented his country at Under-18 level, has been included in the squad for matches against Slovakia and Finland.The Slovakia game is on 11 November and Finland are Poland’s opponents two days later. Both matches will be played in Marbella, Spain.Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Public media service and challenges of the digital area

first_imgSpeech by the Minister of Communications of the Republic of South Africa, the Honourable Faith Muthambi, on the occasion of the 2015 World Communication Forum.Minister of Communications Faith MuthambiMinister of Communications and the Spokesperson of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr Mustapha KhalfiDr Hassan Falha, the General Manager of the Ministry of Information in LebanonNalin Satyakam Kohli, the National Executive VP of the Bharatiya Janata Party in IndiaDr Refat Alfaouri, the Director General, Arab Administrative Development Organisation in Egypt.Delegates to the World Communication Forum,Distinguished Guests,Ladies and GentlemenI consider it a very special honour to be invited to address this august gathering of trend-makers and influencers from the global communications family. This is indeed an unrivalled platform to discuss and hone in on the future development of communications and their role in business, society and politics.Back home in South Africa I recently announced that our nation would begin the march to digital migration in June this year. This is a ground breaking step in the history of our nation and will open the world of communication to millions.Our Digital Migration Policy will see a roll out of public services channels for youth, women, education and eGovernment services. We are most excited about the potential of eGovernment services which will unlock access to basic internet services and digital information for millions of our people.I know that for many here digital and all its benefits are old hat. I look forward to engaging with many of you later to share experiences and best practice in this realm.For South Africa the significance of this major milestone cannot be overstated. Just 21 years ago this would not have been possible. In 1994 the new democratic government inherited the communication apparatus of the apartheid government which was totally out of touch with the needs of the democratic dispensation and only catered for one section of the population.Before 1994, government was characterised by a culture of secrecy, disinformation and restrictions on press freedom. The birth of our democracy in 1994 changed all this, and ushered in an era where government could no longer hide behind media restrictions and was for the first time fully accountable to the public.The democratic government recognised that freedom of expression had to be an integral part of our new democratic society. At the same time the free and open flow of communication was central in our goal of achieving the vision of a non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous society.In 1994 our nation was for the first time exposed to the wider world and the looming technological revolution. Twenty years ago the Internet, referred to then as the Information Superhighway, was gathering momentum as more and more users came online. Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook were still only a dream in the mind of developers.Two decades later we are in a vastly different country and world. Things that were impossible under apartheid are now part and parcel of our social fabric. Media freedom is guaranteed, there is increasing media diversity; more community radio stations are on air and journalists are able to work without intimidation or fear.With the revolution in technology we now also live in a world that is unrecognizable from that of 20 years ago. Facebook, Twitter. Instagram – has turned everyone into a reporter. Citizens are taking to social media sites to report, inform, debate, and discuss issues. Journalists are adapting to the new media and media houses are diversifying their print media platforms and entering the realm of cyberspace. Government is also actively engaging with these platforms to introduce policy and programmes and engage with citizens.Ladies and gentlemen,Today government communication is characterised by the free flow of information. We live by the values of transparency and accountability. We utilise the power of communication to serve the community, by informing, educating and providing open access to information.Our public media service is one of the major pillars in this endeavour. The South African Broadcasting Corporation or SABC has a mandate to ensure that all South Africans are informed about government activities.The SABC has a strong radio and television presence in South Africa and has become the voice for millions. It also has begun to develop digital platforms to meet the changing needs of how audiences consume media today.Given its history as an apartheid mouthpiece prior to 1994 the SABC has placed trust at the centre of its relationship with audiences. It continually strives to be the most credible and diverse national media broadcaster.Communication and more especially public service media must transparent and must work towards the common good. The content the SABC generates must do more than just entertain. It must inform and educate the public and just adhere to the highest standards of moral integrity.Programme Director,It is often said that if you fail to learn from history you are doomed to repeat it. Therefore we dare not repeat the mistakes of our tragic past. Public service media must be the voice for the voiceless. Its reach must be universal; for the greatest divide in modern society is not between the rich and the poor. It’s between those with access to information and those who are denied this basic right.However, access is only but one pillar. For information to be meaningful it must be driven by independence, excellence and diversity. This is indeed a global challenge for public service media. The question is how to remain relevant in a fast evolving world. How to be a trusted voice that acts with integrity and professionalism at all times and is diverse and pluralist in its approach.Another challenge is how public service media remains relevant amidst a digital revolution.Ladies and Gentlemen,Our smart phones, tablets, laptops and notebooks have become ubiquitous. The information and communication dividend they provide is unparalleled but so too is their impact on our privacy, society and the economy.This sea change is being driven by social media and the power of the internet. Information sharing has become all pervasive; be it on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Skype or numerous other platforms.The world has never been more connected. Social media has truly served to make us all part of the global community. When one sits down to take this all in its both liberating and frightening.The incomparable advances in communication, access to knowledge and information sharing lives alongside new forms of abuse and crime.It would be naïve to think that any government or regulating agency has the answers to these complex problems. If we are honest we would admit to government policy is struggling to keep up with the pace of chance.Digital technology and the communication dividend it brings will no doubt change the world. It is however, our task to ensure that this sea change is for the good of mankind.Throughout history whenever mankind has made progress it has come with challenges. The anonymity and overwhelming reach of the internet has fuelled online crime and abuse. Extremists, terror networks and criminals use the online world to further their aims.It is our task as governments and regulators to find a workable medium between the crucial need to ensure freedom of speech and expression, but also to safeguard society.Governments, regulators, police, intelligence and security agencies need to be able to operate more effectively against online threats and abuse.How to do this in a world where information can be spread at the click of a button is the challenge. At the same time we must tread carefully as we dare not trample over our liberties and rights to privacy.Programme Director,No doubt this challenge will require a careful balancing act between our freedoms and the greater good of society. Like the proverbial walker on a high wire, one false step is likely to end in tragedy unless we have a safety net.Many countries have implemented legislation that regulates the use of online and social media in the workplace. There are countries that have implemented legislation that applies to online and social media issues between employers and employees in the workplace.In the United States of America several states have enacted legislation to prohibit employers from requesting that employees or applicants for employment disclose their usernames, passwords or other personal account information used for online and social networking sites.The United Kingdom has the Data Protection Act 1998 in place which requires an employer to obtain consent before they can collect an employee’s online data.In China regulations are in place to prevent anyone endangering the ‘legitimate interests of citizens’ through the use of computer information systems.In South Africa there is currently no legislation that deals specifically with online and social media. However there are Acts such as RICA, the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act and the Protection of Personal Information Bill which will apply to online and social media.In the absence of specific online and social media laws, employers must consider our common law and other statutes in order to determine their online and social media policy, and to balance and protect the rights of both the employer and its employees.Ladies and gentlemen,Perhaps the greatest challenge will be in ensuring social media control measures that encourage free speech yet protect society from various ills. A great chunk of our lives is spent at our places of work. Employers therefore need to implement workable social media strategies and policies. There must also be enforcement mechanisms, coupled with staff training and in the best case scenario having an online and social media manager.In a fast changing world employers are scrambling to protect their business from the theft of trade secrets, theft of client records for client solicitation and defamation. On the other hand their employee’s right to privacy and dignity must be maintained.In closing there are no easy answers. Truth be told there are many more questions than answers. However, certain truths remain constant. The information and digital revolution is gaining pace.Change is literally happening from day to day and we are all scrambling to keep up. We are all therefore uniquely privileged to be part of the 2015 World Communication Forum.Within this room are many of the champions who will shape the digital revolution in years to come. I have no doubt that the World Communication Forum is assured of its place in history as a platform where new solutions for an exciting new world are shaped.I thank you.last_img read more

Bindra shoots gold at Grand Prix of France

first_imgShooting ace Abhinav Bindra on Sunday bagged gold medal in 10 metre air rifle event in the first Grand Prix of France Air Rifle Competition in Fleury Les Aubrais, some 128kms from Paris.Bindra shot 596 in the qualification and 102.9 in the final to aggregate 698.9 and finished ahead of local hopes Valerian Sauveplane (698.3) and Etienne Germond (695.7).The Beijing Olympic gold medallist had a sequence of 9.9 10.5 10.4 10.6 10.6 10.2 10.6 10.4 9.9 9.8 in the final.Bindra, who was on Thursday issued an ultimatum by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) to participate in the ongoing National Games in Ranchi, is assured of a place in the Indian squad for the first two World Cups, according to national coach Sunny Thomas.The shooter was training in Munich prior to the competition in France and is expected to compete in the trials scheduled from March 1-10 in New Delhi during a camp for the shooters in the national squad.Bindra created history by becoming the first Indian to win an individual gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

Kneeling protester Colin Kaepernick agrees to confidential NFL settlement

first_imgKaepernick and former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid both filed a lawsuit against the NFL saying owners and officials colluded to keep them off NFL rosters for their decision to make a kneeling protest during the US anthem.Reid signed a one-year deal as an injury replacement last season with the Carolina Panthers and on Thursday inked a new three-year contract with the same club but Kaepernick has been unemployed since opting out of his contract in March 2017, missing two full NFL campaigns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesKaepernick, a 31-year-old signal caller who guided the 49ers to the 2013 Super Bowl, had said he was only interested in a settlement if it meant a solid financial deal was reached.But it could also mean that Kaepernick, who has signed a deal with Nike in the wake of being ignored by the NFL for two seasons, might yet return to the league. MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP rallies to take five-setter over UE in UAAP volleyball opener Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Charlotte, N.C. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached settlements on their collusion lawsuits against the NFL, the league said Friday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests sparked a firestorm of controversy, has reached a settlement with the NFL over his collusion grievance against the league, his attorneys said Friday.But a confidentiality clause will keep details of the arrangement private, the deal being made ahead of a planned final arbitration hearing on the grievance that was to be heard later this month.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NFL officials denied collusion claims by Kaepernick and Reid despite comments from US President Donald Trump that urged owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who kneeled during the anthem after many NFL players followed Kaepernick’s lead in 2017.Kaepernick and Reid said they were protesting racial inequality and social injustice. Trump claimed their actions were an insult to the flag, the nation and the military.In a statement released on the Twitter account of attorney Mark Geragos, the law firm dealing with Kaepernick’s legal action against the NFL said the two sides have come to terms without indicating what those terms were.“For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL,” the Geragos and Geragos firm’s statement said.“As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.”ADVERTISEMENT Mark Geragos’s past clients have included pop icon Michael Jackson and musician Chris Brown.NFLPA backs settlementThe NFL Players Association supported the decision by Kaepernick and Reid despite not knowing exact details of the settlement.“Today, we were informed by the NFL of the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid collusion cases. We are not privy to the details of the settlement, but support the decision by the players and their counsel,” the NFLPA said.“We continuously supported Colin and Eric from the start of their protests, participated with their lawyers throughout their legal proceedings and were prepared to participate in the upcoming trial in pursuit of both truth and justice for what we believe the NFL and its clubs did to them.“We are glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract, and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well.”One of the most respected elder statesmen of American sport, NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, told CNBC on Friday that he was “happy” Kaepernick can now move forward.“He should be playing in the NFL,” said Abdul-Jabbar, who has long championed the quarterback’s right to speak out.“I hope it is settled to his satisfaction. It’s been too long.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

Gautam Gambhir dropped, Bhuvneshwar Kumar recalled for remaining three Tests vs England

first_imgIndia dropped Gautam Gambhir and recalled Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the three remaining Tests against England. (India unbeaten at home in 16 Tests since 2012)India lead the five-match series 1-0 after a draw in Rajkot and a 246-run victory in Vizag. The remaining three Tests will be played in Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai.There was only one change to the squad named before the first Test. Gambhir, who was named in the absence of an injured Lokesh Rahul, made way for pacer Bhuvneshwar, who had taken a five-for in the Kolkata Test against New Zealand. (Don’t want to be complacent, don’t want to be desperate: Kohli)Gambhir played in Rajkot and made 29 and 0 as India barely hung on for a draw. He was replaced by Rahul in Vizag, who had recovered from an injury ahead of schedule. (Kohli and Joe Root after 50 Tests: Who has the better stats?)Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandyalast_img read more

Sacked after defeat to India, Thailand head coach praises Sunil Chhetri & Co.

first_imgThe humiliating loss to India in the Asian Cup has resulted in Thailand head coach Milovan Rajevac’s sacking but the Serb was effusive in his praise for the Stephen Constantine-coached side.Rajevac, who was sacked by Football Association of Thailand hours after India’s stunning 4-1 win on Monday, said his side’s opponents thoroughly deserved to take all three points.”They (India) absolutely deserved to win the match. For us, the first half was mostly okay, even though we conceded the opening goal after a corner of our own. In the second period, India were more aggressive, and they clearly wanted the victory,” Rajevac said.The NEW second highest (active) International goalscorer @chetrisunil11 pic.twitter.com/8lLG1XrIAv#AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 6, 2019″We under-performed after the break. At the start of the second half we conceded an early goal which forced us to open up a little as we tried to find an equaliser. The real problem for us was that we did not have a response to India’s aggressive style of play.”The Serbian, who took Ghana to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after stints in Qatar and Algeria, was appointed Thailand head coach in April 2017. He then signed for a two-year contract extension in February last year.But recent failures in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation Cup, where the five-time champions crashed out with a semifinals loss to Malaysia, caused a fan uproar.Rajevac’s assistant Sirisak Yodyardthai will take over as interim head coach for the rest of the tournament, beginning with the team’s group match against Bahrain on Thursday.advertisement”I would like to announce the termination of the contract of the head coach of the Thai national team Milovan Rajevac and also announce the appointment of Sirisak Yodyardthai to perform the duties with the team,” FA Thailand president Somyot Poompanmoung said in a statement.”…FA Thailand has fully supported the preparations of the national team with the intention of producing better results than before. But the result (against India) is not what is expected of the Thai national team and that our supporters deserve,” he said.India are now on top of Group A with three points ahead of Bahrain and hosts United Arab Emirates, who are tied on a point apiece after their drawn opening match.Also Read | AFC Asian Cup: India not getting carried away with the win, says Stephen ConstantineAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Chhetri proud of his boys, says India a difficult team to play againstAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri overtakes Messi as India thrash Thailand 4-1 to create historylast_img read more