Giggs unhappy over Meyler stamp

first_imgInterim boss Ryan Giggs lashed out at Hull’s David Meyler for an alleged stamp on Adnan Januzaj in Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Old Trafford. The FA did so with Riether, banning him for three matches. If it decided to hand down the same punishment to Meyler, the Republic of Ireland international would miss Hull’s FA Cup final against Arsenal a week on Saturday. Hull boss Steve Bruce said he did not see the alleged stamp. Giggs gave an emotional speech to the Old Trafford crowd after the game. But the Welshman is yet to decide whether he will stay at the club next year, when Louis van Gaal is expected to be in charge. “Nothing has changed,” Giggs said. “I’ve not decided about my future. “I’ll wait until the end of the season.” When asked whether United were any closer to appointing their new manager, Giggs said: “I have not spoken to (executive vice-chairman) Ed (Woodward) for the last couple of days so nothing has changed since Saturday. “It could be the next few days, it could be the next couple of weeks.” Wilson, 18, stole the limelight from Giggs by volleying home Marouane Fellaini’s knock-down before adding a second after the break. Wilson is highly regarded at United. The striker, scouted by the club when he was just seven, has impressed with the Under-21s this year and he scored on his Under-18 debut while still only 15. “He is a natural goalscorer,” said Giggs, who has played with his fair share of top strikers at United. “But he has got more to his game than that. He can run at people, he has got pace and he is a clever player so I am delighted for him to score the two goals. “He was fantastic.” Giggs also handed a debut to 20-year-old forward Tom Lawrence, who performed well. Bruce, a former United captain, was impressed by the young players on show. “They have got some good young players,” the Hull boss said. “Januzaj is 18 and if he keeps his feet on the ground, which I am sure he will do, he is going to be a superstar. “Whoever gets the (manager’s) job, I wish them the best of luck.” Other than a 25-yard strike from Matty Fryatt, Bruce’s team had a night to forget. Although United were not at their best for most of the match, the Tigers failed to test David De Gea often and their defence always looked vulnerable to the pace of Januzaj. Bruce’s team have conceded 14 goals in their last five matches and the former Birmingham boss wishes his team were in better form ahead of the cup final. “It is a concern,” Bruce said when asked about his leaky defence. “Since we got through from the semi-final, that has been my hardest problem – to keep everyone focused on what’s ahead. We need the cup final to come along quick but we will be ready for that.” Meyler sank his studs into Januzaj’s shin as he lay on the floor after the two players had clashed going for the ball. Giggs was annoyed that Januzaj was stamped on for the second time this season – Sascha Riether did the same to the young Belgian in November – and called for greater protection for the midfielder, who was named man of the match. “It’s a joke,” the United interim player-manager said. “I didn’t see the incident, but I have seen his leg. “It is the second time it has happened to him this season and it’s not great to see. It’s terrible, his leg. “He needs protecting, he is a brilliant player, he is exciting and the authorities need to stamp down on it, whether that can happen now but it was bad. “I have not seen the stamp but I have seen his leg and it is bad. The cut goes from his knee to his ankle.” Referee Craig Pawson did not see the incident, so Meyler could be punished retrospectively by the Football Association (FA). Press Association Teenage debutant James Wilson scored twice and Robin van Persie also got on the scoresheet in what may have been Giggs’ final home appearance in a United shirt. But the gloss was taken off an emotional night for second-half substitute Giggs, and the departing Nemanja Vidic by an incident involving Meyler and Januzaj in the dying minutes. last_img read more

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WWE Draft 2019 news: Will Brock Lesnar join RAW or SmackDown?

first_img Written By WATCH US LIVE First Published: 3rd October, 2019 19:22 IST COMMENT Also Read- Brock Lesnar: UFC Records Of The MMA Star, Upcoming Fights And MoreWWE Draft: Brock Lesnar in 2019Brock Lesnar has been an active part of WWE RAW this year. Lesnar defeated Finn Balor at Royal Rumble this year and became the WWE Universal Champion. However, he lost his title at WrestleMania 35 against Seth Rollins. Lesnar managed to get a title-shot a month later at Money In The Bank ladder match. At Extreme Rules PPV, he left no chances and became the three-time Universal Champion by defeating Seth Rollins. His reign did not last long and Brock Lesnar lost his title once again against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam. There are a lot of chances of making Brock Lesnar stick to either of the brand and WWE will surely use it effectively. Also Read- WWE Hell In A Cell: Will Seth Rollins Slay ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt?WWE 2019 DraftWWE SmackDownSmackDown’s recent move to FOX is surely going to affect the drafts. It is reported that WWE are planning to make an inter-brand rivalry once again and Survivor Series is expected to be the perfect timing for that. Brock Lesnar has made his move towards SmackDown by challenging the current WWE Champion Kofi Kingston in a highly anticipated match. The FOX debut of SmackDown will have Brock Lesnar vs Kofi Kingston as the main event and Lesnar’s victory can bring the star into the roster. The attack on Rey Mysterio’s son on WWE RAW can have a big impact on the match. Rey Mysterio might get involved in the match, making Kofi Kingston escape the ring as Champion and Brock Lesnar might continue his title hunt at SmackDown.Also Read- WWE Hell In A Cell: Match Details And Predictions For The Upcoming PPVWWE RAWIf Rey Mysterio decides to invade the match between Brock Lesnar and Kofi Kingston, it can draw Brock Lesnar’s attention towards WWE RAW. Brock has not lost against many wrestlers inside the WWE ring and a defeat against Kofi Kingston might turn the tables for The Beast Incarnate. The rivalry of Lesnar and Rey Mysterio can really be interesting at WWE RAW and WWE will surely try to clear the skies over it. If Brock Lesnar stays back at RAW, WWE might continue his rivalry with Seth Rollins for the Universal title. RAW has always been the house of Champions and Lesnar is likely to stay there with amazing opponents lined up for the future.  Also Read- WWE: Upcoming Events, Schedule To Keep An Eye On After Hell In A Cell As fans approach WWE’s upcoming PPV ‘Hell In A Cell’, WWE are going to draft their wrestlers on the October 11 episode of SmackDown and October 14 episode of RAW. Brock Lesnar a.k.a ‘The Beast Incarnate’ is one of the biggest names in the WWE Universe and with the current turmoil going on, there are a lot of speculations about Brock Lesnar’s drafting. Brock Lesnar currently has no title on his shoulder and that makes him absolutely flexible to enter any storyline. WWE have always used Brock in exciting match build-ups and this time will be no different. However, there are certain issues that create an opportunity for Brock Lesnar to be involved with RAW or SmackDown.  Last Updated: 3rd October, 2019 19:22 IST WWE Draft 2019 News: Will Brock Lesnar Join RAW Or SmackDown? Brock Lesnar has been active on Raw and SmackDown. His recent challenge to Kofi Kingston has opened up ways for the 2019 draft. Know more about his WWE future. LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Raj Sarkar FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Haitian customs officers disarmed as strike continues

first_imgHaiti’s Justice and Public Security Minister Heidi Fortune has banned Custom agents from carrying firearms “under any circumstances” as a strike by the workers entered its 10th day on Tuesday.“This temporary measure is adopted in order to prevent any untoward incident likely to endanger public order,” Fortune said in a statement after the National Police of Haiti (PNH) said they were taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the various customs posts of the Republic.Tension increased recently after Economy and Finance Minister, Jude Alix Patrick Solomon, reportedly made arrangements to unload refrigerated products and products for assembly plants with the help from the PNH.“Saturday, we made arrangements to allow customs officers who want to work to do so. PNH officers occupy customs entrances to prevent untimely disruptions to those who put pressure on employees who want to work,” said Solomon.The executive committee of the Association of Haitian Customs (ADH) Sunday dismissed a call from the Finance Minister to return to work claiming that the government had been disrespectful including not implementing the memorandum of understanding signed in October 2017 providing for salary increases and special status of Customs officers.However, the ADH said areas have been established within the main Customs offices to allow for the clearance and delivery of medicines, antiretroviral drugs, human blood bags, aid shipments, oxygen cylinders and the bodies of nationals, who died overseas.last_img read more

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Region 6 unprepared for rains – acting Chairman

first_imgThe average total rainfall recorded across Guyana between January and April was 150mm, with Bee Hive, Region Four, having the highest record of 381mm according to the Hydrometeorological office of the Agriculture Ministry.The outfall channel at Number 43 VillageAlready for the month of May, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), has experienced 500mm of rainfall.The region is predominantly agriculture-based and according to the Acting Regional Chairman, Dennis DeRoop, it is not prepared for the May-June rains.This was told to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) when it met on Thursday.Following the meeting, DeRoop told Guyana Times that the rains are already here but the region is unprepared. He, however, acknowledged that it is expected that the months of May and June will produce high-intensity rainfall.DeRoop said that many of the outfall channels in the region are blocked while some are silted. Some of them are maintained by the Regional Administration but the major ones are maintained by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA).There are four major sluices across the region and fifteen small outfalls. The outfalls are maintained by the Regional Administration and one is outfitted with a pump to assist with quick drainage of the Fyrish area.The four which are maintained by the NDIA are all equipped with drainage pumps, however, they are all silted and in some cases, the sluice doors cannot be opened because of siltation.DeRoop said that the outfalls are at Lesbeholden, Liverpool, Adventure, Eversham and Number 43 Village.“We are not seeing any preparedness for the rains at these outfalls channels.”He said that the Regional Administration is concerned about the situation since they are aware that many farming communities would be flooded for days if there is continuous rainfall for one day.“Especially the Black Bush Polder. Last year, we had a situation where the pump at Number 43 Village where we had to run the pump throughout the rainy season, every day all the time for almost three months to alleviate flooding in the Black Bush Polder,” DeRoop explained.While the Hydrometeorological office predicts that this year there will be less rainfall when compared with the May-June period last year, DeRoop noted that the contractor employed by the NDIA to clear the Number 43 Village outfall did not complete the project.“This time, however, it will be impossible for pumping because even around the pump is totally silted, so even though we have the pumps, if the heavy rains should come, we’ll have flooding.”Asked whether the Regional Administration should be accountable for the current situation, DeRoop said no, explaining that it was the NDIA.“Normally the region would have responsibility for all the pumps and all the outfalls in the region, a few years back the NDIA took over the major ones,” DeRoop said.Meanwhile, on Friday the NDIA invited bids to be tendered for the clearing of the outfall channels and the clearing and repair of the sluices.Only selective contractors were asked to tender for the contracts. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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