Mo Salah Emerges BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

first_imgEgypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row.The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize.The Premier League’s player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season. It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year!” said Salah.As well as inspiring his club to the Champions League final, Salah scored twice for Egypt at this year’s World Cup, having netted both goals in the match which took his country to the tournament for the first time since 1990.“There have been many good moments in 2018,” he added. “The game against Roma at Anfield [Champions League semi-final first leg] was unbelievable. I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling.”Salah said his aim for 2019 is “to win something with the club so everyone is excited”.“I try to push myself every day to help the team win something,” he added.The BBC received more than 650,000 votes this year – a record for the award.Salah becomes the first player since Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha to win in consecutive years.The former Chelsea player signed for the Reds from Roma in the summer of 2017. He scored 15 goals and made 11 others for the Italian side in 2016-17 as they finished second in Serie A, their best league placing for seven years.In a phenomenal start to his Liverpool career, Salah scored 19 goals in his first 24 appearances. He went on to beat the previous record of 31 goals in a 38-game Premier League season shared by Luis Suarez for the Reds in 2013-14, Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United in 2007-08 and Alan Shearer for Newcastle in 1995-96.Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Aboutrika (2008) are the other Egyptians to have won the award.(BBC)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Redskins fire President Bruce Allen, eye Ron Rivera to coach

first_img Bruce Allen was mocked four years ago when he proclaimed that his perennially last-place Washington Redskins were “winning off the field.” More eye rolls arrived recently when Allen defended the club’s “culture.”After a lot of losing on the field and all manner of public relations disasters off it, Allen is out as president of the NFL team once coached by his father. He was fired Monday, a move announced by owner Daniel Snyder a day after a 3-13 debacle of a season was capped by“As this season concludes, Bruce Allen has been relieved of his duties as president of the Washington Redskins and is no longer with the organization,” Snyder said in a statement issued by the team. “Like our passionate fan base, I recognize we have not lived up to the high standards set by great Redskins teams, coaches and players who have come before us. As we reevaluate our team leadership, culture and process for winning football games, I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington.”From the outset of the 2010 season, the Redskins went 62-97-1 with Allen serving as Snyder’s right-hand man, a stretch that featured only two playoff appearances and zero playoff victories. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 30th December, 2019 23:34 IST “These guys that are taking the blame and taking that on, it’s on all of us in this building,” said injured quarterback Alex Smith, who spent significant time with Allen and Snyder this season. “We’re all responsible for it.” Under Allen’s watch, the issues away from the field included: It was also during that occasionally contentious session with reporters that Allen declared he would do anything to help the team win more games, vowing: “If it meant mowing that lawn out there every Tuesday, I would mow the lawn every darn Tuesday.”During another rare appearance to take questions from the media, at the news conference to announce Gruden’s dismissal in October, Allen objected to questions about widespread criticism of the way things are run at Redskins Park by asserting: “The culture is actually damn good.”Norman believes Rivera could fix the culture around the Redskins if he gets the job. Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 23:34 IST Redskins Fire President Bruce Allen, Eye Ron Rivera To Coach Bruce Allen was mocked four years ago when he proclaimed that his perennially last-place Washington Redskins were “winning off the field.” More eye rolls arrived recently when Allen defended the club’s “culture.” COMMENT There could be another important move soon, too:“He gets the best out of players. Simple as that,” said cornerback Josh Norman, who played for Rivera in Carolina. “And not just players, but men. He builds men and guys and also builds character.”Norman said the culture would be entirely different if Rivera gets the job. It has been an issue with Allen in charge, and even quarterback Case Keenum on Monday said of the organization, “I think there are some cultural things that need to be addressed.”Allen was hired as Washington’s executive VP and general manager in December 2009, then promoted to president in May 2014.Only once in Allen’s tumultuous tenure did Washington even manage to win as many 10 games and it finished at the bottom of the NFC East five times.Just one team in the 32-club NFL had a worse record this season, and the Redskins own the No. 2 pick in the next draft.Jay Gruden, who was given a contract extension by Allen, wasSo the always-in-disarray Redskins are now in need of a president, a general manager and a coach; whoever is hired to those jobs will need to oversee a massive rebuilding project.That includes fixing the roster and a reputation that has alienated fans to the point that the team’s home stadium often had thousands of empty seats and plenty of spectators cheering for the opponent.center_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV this season’s holdout by Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams, whom Allen refused to trade and who the messy firing of GM Scot McCloughan in 2017; the acknowledgment that the team’s seemingly endless home sellout streak was over, followed by the house-cleaning after last season of new executives in charge of business matters; the costly trade for, and ugly divorce from, Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III; the mostly unsuccessful coaching stint of, and ugly divorce from, costly coach Mike Shahanan; the tens of millions of dollars given to Kirk Cousins (or, as Allen repeatedly called him, for some reason, “Kurt”) as the league’s first QB to play under the franchise tag more than once; eventually, he was allowed to leave as a free agent, with the Redskins receiving nothing in return. “I feel like you’ll see a difference,” he said. “I’ll put it like that. From what you see now to what you’ll see if this is the case, it’ll be a night and day swap.” WATCH US LIVE For all of the Redskins’ poor game results during Snyder’s 20 years as owner — never once managing to win 11 games in a season in that span — it was Allen who infamously tried to downplay the importance of the losing by boasting at a news conference after the 2014 season that the team’s charitable foundation “does a fantastic job,” which meant, he said, “We’re winning off the field.” Allen previously worked as an executive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders.He is the son of late Pro Football Hall of Fame member George Allen, who led the Redskins to one Super Bowl appearance while coaching them from 1971-77. Allen’s brother, George, is a former Virginia governor and U.S. senator. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Year in Review: The 42nd Federal Election

first_imgWith the results in, Zimmer won the election on Oct. 19 with 27,237 votes. Liberal candidate Matt Shaw was the runner up in the race, and told Energetic City in October that campaigning was more exhausting than he anticipated, but to ‘never say never’ about running for the title again.Zimmer faced some backlash in October after answering questions from the moderator about missing and murder indigenous women at the Lido Theatre’s Peace Debates. Local activist Connie Greyeyes told CBC Daybreak she found the comments ‘disheartening,’ having lost friends and family members in the past.Elizabeth Biggar made a statement in September when she attempted to walk from Fort St. John to Dawson Creek to spread her campaign message. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — This year, Canada saw the landslide victory of the Liberal Party end a nearly decade-long Conservative government. Justin Trudeau quickly went from party leader to country leader and brought 184 liberal seats with him to parliament. He and his cabinet ministers were sworn in on Nov. 4, 2015.Credit: Elections CanadaCredit: Elections CanadaThe writ for election was dropped on Aug. 4, started the longest federal election campaign since the 19th century. The 78-day campaign trail also had some rather interesting scandals breaking during that time, and some even more interesting campaign promises.- Advertisement -The Conservative party, with 99 seats, became the official opposition. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper stepped down as party leader, which Sturgeon River-Parkland MP Rona Ambrose has taken over for the time being.Once the official opposition, the NDP fell from 95 seats to just 44.  The Green Party of Canada lost a seat and maintains one sole seat in parliament, but in a surprising turn, the Bloc Quebecois gained eight seats, and now has 10 in total.Here in the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, riding, we saw debates, public appearances, and campaigns from six different candidates. incumbent, and re-elected Conservative MP Bob Zimmer, Liberal Matt Shaw, Green Elizabeth Biggar, New Democrat Kathi Dickie, Libertarian W. Todd Keller, and Progressive Barry Blackman.Advertisementlast_img read more

CENTURY CINEMA LISTINGS MARCH 4 TO MARCH 10

first_imgCentury Cinemas LetterkennyFriday 04 March until Thursday 10 March 2011Unknown 15a 113 mins, daily 6.05pm, 8.35pm fri/sat sun 11pmThe Adjustment Bureau 12A 107mins Daily 6:05pm, 8:30pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11.05pmRango 1:35pm Pg 107mins Daily 3:50pm, 6:10pm, 8:45pm & Sat/SunNo Strings Attached 15A 107mins Daily 8:45pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11:10pmDrive Angry 3D (Ticket Surcharge Applies) 16 104mins Daily 6:10pm, 8:40pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11pmTrue Grit 15A 110mins Daily 6pm, 8:20pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 10:50pmThe Rite 16 116mins Daily 8:25pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11:05pmPaul 15A 103mins Daily 8:20pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 10:50pmThe Kings Speech 12A 118mins Daily 3:45pm, 6pmThe Fighter 15A 115mins Daily 3:45pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11:10pmI Am Number Four 12A 109mins Daily 3:50pm, 6:10pmBig Mommas Like Father Like Son 1:55pm Pg 107mins Daily 4:05pm, 6:15pm & Fri/Sat/SunJustin Bieber – Never Say Never G 104mins Sat/Sun 1:40pmGnomoe & Juliet 3D (Ticket Surcharge Applies) G 83mins Fri/Sat/Sun 1:55pmGnomoe & Juliet G 83mins Daily 4:05pm & Sat/Sun 11:50am, 1:40pmYogi Bear 3D (Ticket Surcharge Applies) G 80mins Fri/Sat/Sun 2pmYogi Bear 11:50am G 80mins Daily 4pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 2pm & Sat/SunTangled 11:50am G 100mins Daily 4pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 1:50pm & Sat/Sun CENTURY CINEMA LISTINGS MARCH 4 TO MARCH 10 was last modified: March 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more