Two Eritrean journalists captured in Somalia are shown in video posted on pro-government website in Ethiopia

first_img EthiopiaAfrica Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ethiopia RSF_en News to go further A video published on an Ethiopian pro-government website on 13 April includes footage of two Eritrean state TV journalists, cameraman Tesfalidet Kidane Tesfazghi and reporter Saleh Idris Gama, who have been held in secret since their arrest late last year in Somalia.“We are certain of their identity and of the fact that they are professional journalists who were sent to Somalia to work for the TV station that employs them,” Reporters Without Borders said today. “That foreigners, including Eritreans, fought alongside the Union of Islamic Courts and are now prisoners of war is one thing. But Tesfalidet and Saleh were not combatants and should not be used to settle scores between Ethiopia and Eritrea.”The video is a three-part documentary criticising Eritrea’s involvement in last December’s fighting in Somalia alongside the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC). Posted on the Ethiopian pro-government side and bearing the copyright of the Ethiopian public TV station ETV, it condemns the presence in Somalia of “foreign fighters” who were captured by the Ethiopian and Somali armies.With commentary that is very critical of Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki, the documentary uses interviews with Eritrean citizens, including the two journalists. Their Eritrean passports are shown and what they say on camera, in Tigrinya, is simultaneously translated into Amharic.Tesfalidet is shown wearing a blue tracksuit top and “seems tired,” according to one of his friends, now living in exile. He recounts how he was summoned to Asmara airport last December to go on a trip without knowing where. He only realised it was Mogadishu when they landed.At one point – a remark that is not translated into Amharic by the filmmakers – he describes “laying my camera on the ground” on his arrival in Somalia, and at the same time he mimes putting something down. The interview, filmed while he was held in Ethiopia, is captioned: “Tesfalidet Kidane Tesfazghi, a ‘shabia’ soldier captured during the war.” Shabia literally means “popular” but it is used as nickname for the Eritrean regime.His exiled friend told Reporters Without Borders: “Tesfalidet Kidane is a staff cameraman with Eri-TV and was imprisoned arbitrarily by the Eritrean government several times, in 2005 and 2006.”A former Eri-TV journalist now in exile told Reporters Without Borders: “It is not surprising that these journalists were not told what their final destination was. This is standard practice in the public media, when the information ministry wants to maintain secrecy. The same thing happened to me several times, being sent somewhere in the provinces without knowing why.”He added that the state TV station does not have the resources to broadcast live from outside the country and “probably decided to send a crew to Somalia in anticipation of a UIC victory over the transitional federal government.”Saleh, who normally presents an Eri-TV news programme on “patriotic” youth, is described in the video as a “lieutenant and brigade administrator, captured during the war in Somalia.” Footage of some of his programmes, in which he is seen wearing Eritrean uniform, is included in the video. His account is very similar to that of Tesfalidet. In the interview, filmed while he was being held in Ethiopia, shows him wearing a light-coloured shirt and he seems in good health. Receive email alerts EthiopiaAfrica April 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Eritrean journalists captured in Somalia are shown in video posted on pro-government website in Ethiopiacenter_img May 21, 2021 Find out more February 10, 2021 Find out more RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia News Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation News Organisation Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Newslast_img read more

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 88

first_imgDeborah Feingold/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Toni Morrison, the renowned author best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved and for being the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, died Monday night, her publicist and family confirmed Tuesday.Morrison had been at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York at the time of her death, according to her publicist. She was 88.The cause of death was not immediately clear, but her family said she had “a short illness.”“She was an extremely devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt who reveled in being with her family and friends,” the Morrison family said in a statement. “The consummate writer who treasured the written word, whether her own, her students or others, she read voraciously and was most at home when writing. Although her passing represents a tremendous loss, we are grateful she had a long, well lived life.”“While we would like to thank everyone who knew and loved her, personally or through her work, for their support at this difficult time, we ask for privacy as we mourn this loss to our family. We will share information in the near future about how we will celebrate Toni’s incredible life,” the statement added.Morrison’s decades-long writing career spanned from 1970 to 2019, including treasured novels The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon. Her work delved into the black experience in America, specifically that of black women in the country.In Beloved, readers were introduced to Sethe, a woman haunted by the memories and trauma from her life as a slave, as well as by the ghost of her baby who she murdered to protect from slavery.“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another,” Sethe says in the novel.Among her plethora of accolades, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 for Beloved and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Morrison was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama in 2012.Obama spoke about the impact Morrison had on his life during the ceremony, saying her writing “brings us that kind of moral and emotional intensity that few writers ever attempt.”“I remember reading Song of Solomon when I was a kid and not just trying to figure out how to write, but also how to be and how to think,” he said in 2012.Her longtime editor, Robert Gottlieb, remembered Morrison in a statement as both “a great woman and a great writer.”“And I don’t know which I will miss more,” he added.After graduating from Howard University in 1953, Morrison went on to break ground as the first African American editor at Random House from 1967 to 1983, where she published work from black writers including Toni Cade Bambara, Angela Davis, Gayl Jones and Henry Dumas, among many others, according to the company.Beyond writing and editing, she worked as a part-time teacher of creative writing and literature at her alma mater as well as at Yale University, SUNY Purchase, Bard College, Rutgers University, SUNY Albany and Princeton University.Most recently, she was the subject of a new documentary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders spoke with Morrison on her legacy and impact on future writers beyond what she left on paper for readers.She has famously said over the years she wants to be remembered as “trustworthy.”“The interviewer asked, ‘How would you like to be remembered?’ I said I would like to be remembered as trustworthy; as generous,” Morrison told Essence in April 2015, remembering an interview in London. “One of the girls up in the balcony said, ‘What are you talking about? You are a famous writer and you want to be remembered as trustworthy?’ She was furious. And I realized she was thinking about my public self and I was thinking about how I wanted my family to remember me. That other thing is all well and good. But there is Toni Morrison and there is Chloe [Morrison’s birth name]. Chloe is not interested in those things.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Utah State’s Savon Scarver Earns First-Team All-America Honors From FWAA

first_imgDecember 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Savon Scarver Earns First-Team All-America Honors From FWAA Tags: All-American/Savon Scarver/Utah State Aggies Football Written by Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Just four days after being named a Walter Camp Football Foundation First-Team All-American, Utah State kickoff return specialist Savon Scarver has landed on another All-America Team.The sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., was selected a Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) First-Team All-American, it was announced Monday afternoon by the organization.“Once again, I am honored to be named a first-team All-American,” Scarver said. “I am grateful that all my hard work and dedication isn’t going unnoticed. I appreciate and thank all the people that support me.”For the second year in a row, an Aggie has earned All-American honors from the FWAA as defensive back Jalen Davis was a second-team selection in 2017. In fact, only three Aggies have ever earned All-American accolades from the FWAA as Merlin Olsen was recognized at tackle in both 1960 and 1961.Scarver is the lone representative from the Mountain West to be recognized by the FWAA, while Utah’s Matt Gay (placekicker) and Chase Hansen (linebacker) were both tabbed to the second team.The postseason honors continue to pile up for Scarver, who was one of two Aggies to earn first-team all-Mountain West honors this season. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound sophomore wide receiver/kick returner leads the nation in kickoff returns (34.2 ypr) and is tied for second with a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns.Scarver has returned 21 kickoffs for 719 yards, including four returns of 50-or-more yards. His two kickoff returns for touchdowns (100 yards vs. New Mexico State and 96 yards at Wyoming) rank as the second-most in a single-season in school history, behind Kevin Robinson (three in 2007). In fact, Scarver and Robinson are the only Aggies in school history to have multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns in a single season.For his career, Scarver has three total kickoff returns for touchdowns, which is also second all-time in school history behind Robinson (four from 2004-07). Scarver’s career kickoff return average of 28.6 yards is the third-best in Utah State history.Scarver has played in all 12 games for the Aggies this season, recording eight catches for 147 yards and one touchdown. He has also rushed the ball once for 14 yards.Scarver and the Aggies will face North Texas in the 13th-annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. The game will be televised live on ESPN.For Utah State, this will be its second appearance in the New Mexico Bowl as it posted a 21-6 win against UTEP in 2014. Only New Mexico (4) and Colorado State (3) have made more appearances in the Albuquerque-based bowl than USU (2).Utah State and North Texas will be meeting for the eighth time in series history as USU holds a 4-3 advantage. USU posted a 4-1 record against UNT when both teams were members of the Big West Conference from 1996-2000 and USU went 0-2 against the Mean Green when both programs were members of the Sun Belt Conference from 2003-04.Utah State, which is ranked No. 23 in this week’s Amway Coaches poll, finished the regular season at 10-2, including a 7-1 mark in the Mountain Division of the MW to tie for first.last_img read more

Watch Bob Weir Join Donna Jean Godchaux, Steve Kimock & More For ‘Scarlet Begonias’

first_imgLast night, Donna Jean Godchaux brought together the Heart Of Gold Band to perform a tribute to Jerry Garcia on his birthday. As the show took place at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, it was no surprise that Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir made an appearance with the band. He does partly own the venue after all!The Heart of Gold Band included Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, David MacKay, and Mookie Siegel, joining forces with Donna Jean Godchaux. Watch as Weir joins them for a lofty version of “Scarlet Begonias,” courtesy of Adrienna Monique on YouTube.Setlist: Heart of Gold Band at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA – 8/1/16Lonesome And a Long Way From Home djDon’t Ask Me Why djDon’t Fight It djShowboat ms *Scarlet Begonias bw dj * +Ship of Fools dj +West L.A. Fadeaway bw * + >New Speedway Boogie dj bw * +Set 2 10:40pm – 12:05amSugaree djDarkness, Darkness djThe Harder They Come djCrazy Fingers dj >JamWatching The River Flow dj *Isn’t It a Pity ms (w/Hey Jude jam)Tore Up Over You dj * (w/Kimock on backing vocals)* w/Brian Godchaux on fiddle+ w/Bob Weir on guitar & vocals[Setlist via Deadheadland]last_img read more

Music van de Caab keeps Khoi and San music alive

first_imgCape musician Johannes Coetzee specialises in playing the guitar using a teaspoon as a plectrum. (Image: Solms-Delta) • Solms-Delta lives a transformation ethos • Gallery: South Africa’s rich and colourful heritage • Using the arts to build an inclusive South Africa • South African music • The history of South AfricaNdaba DlaminiThe Solms Delta wine estate in Franschhoek, in the Western Cape, goes by a tag line that says the farm is much more than just a wine estate. True to its word, Solms-Delta does not only produce classical wines, but classical music as well.The wine estate is located in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, a valley dominated by imposing mountains and spectacular vineyard vistas. Many centuries gone by, the natural beauty of the valley may have struck many a San or Khoi musician, compelling them to come up with a song or two marvelling at the scene. Music van de CaabToday, the musical rustle of the grapevine leaves may lend credence that long-gone San and Khoi musicians may be strumming some musical notes of yore and giving support of the Music van de Caab, a Cape music project established by Solms-Delta owner Mark Solms to revive the culture and spirit of the original dwellers of Franschhoek Valley. School children are taught to play various musical instruments by music teachers at the Cape Rural Music Centre. (Image: Solms-Delta)When Solms bought the farm in 2001 he realised that he has to do quite a lot to address the social and economic inequalities of the farm workers around the Cape Winelands. After a lot of research, he decided to establish a trust which he called the Wijn de Caab Trust that would provide financial assistance for education at all levels, private healthcare and assist those in distress.The Cape Rural Music CentreIn 2007, with the help of local musician Alex van Heerden, the Trust initiated a Cape music project with the aim of creating a sense of inclusivity among the Winelands community. The Cape Rural Music Centre, after much research, was built at Solms Delta Wine Estate and has managed to capture and revive the indigenous music of the different cultures of the Winelands. Children from the Cape Rural Music Centre perform at the Solms-Delta Harvest Festival. (Image: Solms-Delta)Rich musical heritageMany cultures have contributed to the heritage of Franschhoek Valley. The original inhabitants – the San and the Khoi – were long ago joined by other groups from all corners of the world. The resultant blending of cultures has produced a rich musical heritage which the children attending the Cape Rural Music Centre are attempting to revive. The Franschhoek Valley is renowned for its rich musical culture which has a heavy San and Khoi influence. (Image: Solms-Delta)Learning to play musicMost days after school, children from Solms-Delta Wine Estate and surrounding wine farms converge at the centre to attend classes run by music teachers. All children are provided with instruments to play and take care of as their own. They learn to play the guitar, the trumpet, the trombone and the ghoema drum. To top it all, they also learn music theory, how music is written through notation and codes. A child learns music notation and code at the Cape Rural Music Centre. (Image: Solms-Delta)Oesfees FestivalAfter much lots of learning writing music, blowing on trombones and banging of drums, children at the music centre prepare each year for the Solms-Delta Harvest Festival, or Oesfees Festival, where they are given the platform to rub shoulders with seasoned musicians on stage. The festival is a celebration of the music of the Cape and draws people from the Western Cape and beyond. The Oesfees Festival is a celebration of Cape music and features music groups from the Franschhoek Valley and surrounds. (Image: Solms-Delta)Museum van de CaabMuseum van de Caab tells the story of Delta Farm, well before Solms bought the wine estate. It tells the history of Delta Farm, starting from the very beginnings of human settlement on the farm, through pre-colonial pastoral usage of the land, the establishment of private ownership through colonial viticulture, the scars left by slavery and apartheid until the present day. It also tells the stories of individual farm workers, giving the original dwellers, the San and Khoi – a living face. Visitors to the Museum van de Caab can discover the origins of Cape music through interative displays. (Image: Solms-Delta)Recently, a musical exhibition opened at the Museum van de Caab featuring touch-screens showing interactive displays. Each interactive displays has its own audio, and a display case containing instruments such as the bow lute and an oil-tin blik kitaar is on show. The musical exhibition traces the origins of Cape music, particularly the music of the Khoi and San. Khoi and San musical instruments like leg rattles made from Springbok ears or moth cocoons are also showcased.The museum is open seven days a week and admission is free. For more information contact Solms-Delta on 021 874 3937 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Plans to tap into South Africa’s oceans on track

first_img20 FebruaryPlans for the first phase of Operation Phakisa, which promotes economic growth and job creation in line with the goals outlined in the National Development Plan, are on track, the Cabinet has heard.It was briefed on the progress made in Operation Phakisa’s oceans economy laboratory at its ordinary meeting in Cape Town this week.“The operation has now entered an implementation phase, which involves monitoring and project managing the implementation,” Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, said during the post-Cabinet briefing on 19 February.The oceans economy lab is estimated to have the potential to contribute up to R177-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product and create just over one million jobs by 2033.It has four priority areas: marine transport and manufacturing, offshore oil and gas exploration, aquaculture, as well as marine protection services and ocean governance.“Delivery units have been established and monitoring and escalation mechanisms and processes are in place,” Radebe said.He added that the planning phase of the oceans economy lab took place in Durban during July and August 2014, and resulted in the production of detailed plans to grow the ocean economy.Operation Phakisa (“phakisa” means “hurry up” in Sesotho) was launched by President Jacob Zuma in July last year and is an adaptation of the Big Fast Results methodology that was successfully applied by the Malaysian government in the delivery of its economic and government transformation programmes.Operation Phakisa consists of two projects aimed at growing the economy: taking advantage of the ocean’s untapped resources, and transforming all public sector clinics into ideal clinics that provide good quality care to all communities.The second phase of Operation Phakisa, which is led by the Department of Health, was launched by Zuma in November 2014.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Congress taking action on 199A

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Members of Congress are working feverishly to undo a newly instated tax break that is meant to level the playing field between agricultural cooperatives and corporations who received a dramatic tax break under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.“One unintended consequence to the tax bill had to do with cooperatives and the way farmers who sell to cooperatives are treated. The bill created a larger than normal deduction for farmers selling their commodities to a cooperative. That immediately set off alarm bells and started to create distortions in the market,” said Pat Wolff, senior director of congressional relations  for American Farm Bureau. “Farmers were told that if they sold commodities to a co-op they’d get a bigger tax deduction than if they sold it to a private company. Immediately, Congress said that this wasn’t intended and that they intended to change it. We have been waiting since January for the fix to come out. Congress wants to put the fix in the omnibus spending bill that has to be passed by March 23 or the government will shut down. It is considered a must-pass legislation and we’re expecting the co-op 199A fix to be a part of that bill.”The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) and National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) issued a joint statement regarding a stakeholder-driven proposal to resolve the unintended consequences of Section 199A of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The two organizations said they support inclusion of the legislation to amend Section 199A as part of the fiscal year 2018 Omnibus appropriations bill this month, and believe it warrants bipartisan support. The legislation, if approved by Congress, would be retroactive to the start of the 2018 tax year on Jan. 1.The legislative language that has been developed is designed to achieve the two fundamental objectives of stakeholders:First, to replicate to the greatest extent possible the tax benefits accorded to farmer-owned cooperatives and their farmer-patrons under the previous Section 199, also known as the Domestic Production Activities Deduction (DPAD), of the tax code, as it existed prior to its repeal in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted on Dec. 23, 2017; andSecond, to restore the competitive landscape of the marketplace as it existed in December 2017 so that the tax code does not provide an incentive for farmers to do business with a company purely because it is organized as a cooperative or private/independent firm.“Throughout the tax reform process that began last year, NCFC has consistently called on Congress to retain DPAD for farmer co-ops and their member-owners and this legislation largely meets that goal. The old Section 199 had a proven track record of letting farmers keep more of their hard-earned money. We expect these provisions to do the same,” said Chuck Conner, president and CEO of NCFC. “By combining the individual-level business deductions that farmers can claim and the pass-through from their co-ops, farmers selling to cooperatives have the opportunity to see benefits in excess of the 20% 199A pass-through deduction.”NGFA President and CEO Randy Gordon said great care was taken by stakeholders to develop a concept that provides tax relief to farmers, as envisioned in the tax-reform law, while restoring to the maximum extent possible the competitive balance in the marketplace. NGFA noted its members consist of an almost equal number of grain, feed and grain-processing businesses organized as cooperatives and private/independents.“Given the complexities of the issue and the different types and sizes of businesses, no legislation will ever be perfect for every income or business situation,” Gordon said. “But the stakeholder concepts on which this legislative language is based have been analyzed and reanalyzed in excruciating detail by tax experts representing both cooperative and private/independent businesses, as well as Congressional tax staff experts. We believe the solution merits enactment so that competitive choices remain available to agricultural producers and the marketplace — not the tax code — determines with whom they do business. We appreciate the commitment of members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, to get it fixed.”While the measures may address the inequity for buyers of agricultural products, there are concerns that the farmers and cooperatives that would have significantly benefitted from the tax breaks will lose out.“Corporations just received one of the largest tax breaks in their history, the addition of 199A was an attempt to level the playing field for cooperative businesses. To repeal parts of this important tax break would be to strike at the single most important benefit family farmers received from tax reform,” said Roger Johnson National Farmers Union president. “Not only would corporations be better off, but farmers would be disadvantaged by working with their cooperatives. Wage limits contained in this proposal will discriminate against family farms that don’t hire outside workers, especially if they work with small cooperatives who also have a limited wage base. Farmers could alternatively see the 20% deduction on taxable income reduced to 11%, if they do business with a co-op. Under this new proposed language, farmers could sell to a private company and lock in the 20% deduction, or they can sell to a co-op and receive an 11% deduction.”last_img read more

Two arrested for the murder of Congress leader

first_imgHaryana Police on Saturday arrested two persons, including a woman, in connection with the broad daylight murder of Congress leader Vikas Chaudhary in Faridabad. Haryana’s Additional Director General of Police Navdeep Singh Virk, on Twitter, said that Police have arrested Roshni and Naresh from Gurugram, for their alleged involvement in the criminal conspiracy to murder Vikas Chaudhray.Roshni is the wife of gangster Kaushal while Naresh is their servant. “Roshni and Naresh made available weapons to the accused, Vikas alias Bhalla and Sachin who were involved in the firing along with one-two other persons,” he said. Mr. Virk in his statement on Twitter added that Naresh, through the CCTV footage, has identified Vikas and confirmed that he was the same person to whom he had made available the weapons.The vehicle used in the murder has also been recovered. Initial investigation revealed that the motive behind the murder was a financial dispute between Kaushal and Chaudhary. Meanwhile, Haryana Director of Police Manoj Yadava, has constituted a Special Investigation Team to arrest the remaining accused in this case. Chaudhary, a party spokesperson, was hit by multiple bullets when outside a gym in Sector 9 area of Faridabad on Thursday.last_img read more

Fighting relegation

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Triumph on ice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krausscenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated It was Etheridge’s ninth clean sheet of the season and also pushed the Welsh club’s tally to 31 points from 34 matches for 18th place, which is the last and final spot up for relegation.If they don’t turn things around, the Bluebirds will drop back to the Championship after just one season in the 20-club Premier League, missing out on a chance of luring more sponsors and getting a share of the league’s lucrative sponsorship deals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“A lot of people wrote us off at the start of the season, but we’ve still given ourselves a chance [to avoid relegation],” Etheridge told the Inquirer.“It was a massive win against Brighton, which we can actually say was a must-win game for us. We have to keep on knocking on the door and keep playing the way we have. Our togetherness as a team has been fantastic over the past few months. Now, we’re looking forward to the battle [against relegation].” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino international Neil Etheridge is confident that Cardiff City will keep its place in the English Premier League, even with a tough run of matches to close out the season.The Bluebirds remain in the relegation zone despite closing the gap on Brighton with a 2-0 victory last Tuesday and Etheridge believes they have lots of fight left to survive the drop.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The Bluebirds have an uphill battle against leaders Liverpool on Sunday, but like their chances against already relegated Fulham and Crystal Palace, before wrapping up their season away at Manchester United.Brighton is at 17th with 33 points but has to play three Top 6 teams in its last five matches.“It’s not going to be easy, but we’ve had some games that are winnable and if we win those, we’ll have a chance,” said Etheridge. “Cardiff is such a big club and it belongs in the Premier League.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse: Sloppy defending cost Man City defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse: Sloppy defending cost Man City defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse admits they paid for “sloppy” defending in defeat to Manchester City.Saints were behind inside ten minutes when David Silva converted namesake Bernardo’s cutback, by which time the goalscorer had already been denied by a fine save from Alex McCarthy.Saints responded well and deservedly drew level through Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, but succumbed to two goals in the dying minutes of the first half that ultimately decided the game, before skipper Højbjerg was dismissed late on.“It’s a disappointing result, obviously. I think we started the game poorly and didn’t quite get into the flow of the game,” Ward-Prowse said.“I think we showed glimpses in the first half of what we’ve been working on as a team, pressing high, and the goal came from that.“I felt we were right in it, but two unlucky, sloppy goals at the end of the first half killed the game.“When you give a team like that those sorts of opportunities and chances, they’re going to run away with it, which they did.” last_img read more