View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Butler met with management on Saturday but declined to speak to the media.STAY OR GOWade wants to hear a defined direction for the organization from management.He plans to meet with Bulls executives John Paxson and Gar Forman in a few weeks and will then figure out whether to exercise his contract option or look elsewhere. The Bulls’ intentions with Butler will be “a huge component” in his decision but not the only one.Wade could be staring at limited options or a huge pay cut if he decides to leave. But he also might have an opportunity to play for a contender.Either way, he insisted he has no regrets about the two-year deal he signed to leave Miami last summer for his hometown team.“The biggest thing is I came here and I was embraced,” Wade said. “Not only by the city, by up top. I was embraced by the coaches, the players, and it was some good moments and some bad moments, just like every season. But I don’t regret my decision at all.”Wade averaged 18.3 points in 60 games. He also found himself at the center of a big blowup in January when he and Butler criticized the team’s effort and Rondo fired back at them. That resulted in fines for the three veterans.“My message was just about trying to make sure that guys understand how important this is,” Wade said. “And maybe because I’m at Year 14 of my career, maybe I see it different and I do it different.”ON POINT Rondo ended an up-and-down season on a high note. But was it good enough to convince the Bulls to exercise their option on him?In and out of the rotation for much of the regular season, he played well down the stretch and was a huge factor in winning the first two playoff games at Boston. The Bulls weren’t the same with the four-time All-Star sitting out the final four games because of a broken right thumb.ON THE BENCHChicago is 83-81 with one playoff appearance in two seasons under coach Fred Hoiberg and some fans were chanting for the Bulls to fire him on Friday.“Sure I understand the frustration,” he said. “It was a frustrating game to go out this way.”Wade thought those chants were misguided.“Talent makes all of us look better,” he said. “Fred was dealt a young team and a team that didn’t really have an identity. It was kind of unfair, in the sense, in his second year to get a whole new team and say, ‘Be great with it.’ It takes a while. It takes time.”OUCHForward Bobby Portis revealed he suffered a third-degree burn on his left foot from a heating pad in early March and is still experiencing pain.“I had my headphones in; I didn’t feel it burning through,” he said. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “I don’t need to ring chase, but I can,” he said on Saturday. “It’s a great luxury to have if I want to do. Or I can be a part of passing down my knowledge to younger players.”Wade’s contract option is one of the biggest issues hanging over the Bulls as they head into the offseason following a 41-win season and first-round playoff exit against Boston, though it’s not at the top of the list.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnJimmy Butler has a comfortable spot there. The Bulls need to decide if they’re going to build with him or go all in on a tear-down and trade one of the league’s best two-way players.They also have a contract option on Rajon Rondo and need to build a roster that suits the more open offense coach Fred Hoiberg prefers. LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, right, looks for a shot against Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Friday, April. 28, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — Dwyane Wade wasn’t ready to make any declarations about his future with the Chicago Bulls.The 12-time All-Star and three-time champion is waiting for management to set the direction of the franchise. Then he’ll make up his mind: Stay with his hometown team for $23.8 million or look elsewhere.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As much as anything, perhaps, they need to settle on a clear direction. The Bulls tried to walk the line between staying competitive and getting younger last season, and it led to a .500 season and an exit in Game 6 after they made the playoffs on a tiebreaker.Here are some things to know as Chicago sets its offseason course.BUILD OR BYEThe Jimmy Butler Rumor Season figures to be an active one.Butler’s name has been coming up in trade talk for a year with Boston mentioned as a possible destination. But the Bulls could also make a strong case for building with him.ADVERTISEMENT Japanese tops Subic triathlon; Huelgas disappointed with finish Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar
The authorities in Guyana are facing some real challenges in relation to tackling the issue of drug trafficking and the related problems that come with such activity. While there have been some successes at preventing traffickers from being successful in carrying out these illegal acts, it is clear that there is still much work to be done to put a real dent on drug trafficking.In some cases, persons carrying illegal drugs slip through our ports here undetected. It is only when they arrive at their destination that they are discovered with the illegal drugs. The same goes for cargo containers, boxes, parcels and so on; in quite a few cases, they pass through the relevant security systems here undetected, due to what some perceive to be collusion of a numbers of officers from the relevant agencies involved.International and regional institutions have, for quite some time now, been trying to come up with a strategy that would seek to reverse this growing threat, but traffickers are becoming smarter and are using other methods to “beat the system,” thereby creating more difficulties for law enforcement agencies.Counter-drug efforts have pushed traffickers to use new routes through the Caribbean as they seek to ship illegal drugs from South America into the United States, Europe and other destinations. They are also using containers with the aim of concealing the illegal items. It is no secret that, in the past, large amounts of drugs have transited in and out of Guyana on cargo and other ships. Cocaine is often concealed in legitimate commodities, and smuggled via commercial maritime vessels, air transport, human couriers, “go-fast” boats, or various postal methods.The Caribbean is the midway point between illicit drug producers in the South and consumers in the North. Despite the interception of cocaine and other illegal items by local law enforcement officials, the United States and other international agencies believe that large volumes still pass through Guyana’s borders undetected.A key report on the global fight against drug trafficking and money laundering, which was released by the United States Department of State last year, had noted that Guyana has a long road ahead in combating the drug scourge. The report, titled “International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR),” had said that Guyana is a transit country for cocaine destined for the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and West Africa.Cocaine originating in Colombia is smuggled to Venezuela, and onward to Guyana by sea or air. The report had said that smugglers also transit land borders with Brazil, Venezuela, and Suriname.Traffickers are attracted by the country’s poorly monitored ports, remote airstrips, intricate river networks, porous land borders, and weak security sector capacity.On the positive side, a few years ago, with US funding through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Container Control Programme (CCP) established “a multi-agency CCP Port Control Unit at the John Fernandes Wharf. The aim of setting up the unit was to strengthen the country’s capacity to assist in combating the threats posed by drug and gun traffickers using shipping containers to ply their trade.This was an excellent initiative which has seen some successes so far in preventing illegal items from passing through our borders.Also, Guyana has enacted crucial legislation that could enable a more-effective response to the threat of drug trafficking. For example, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act of 2009, Interception of Communications Act of 2008, Criminal Law Procedure Act (revised in 1998), and Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Act of 1988 were designed to enhance the investigative capabilities of law enforcement authorities and prosecutors in obtaining convictions of drug traffickers.Certainly, drug trafficking and related criminal activities represent one of the most potent threats to democracy and stability in Guyana and the region. It undermines the rule of law and democratic governance, hence strenuous efforts must be made by all stakeholders involved to win the battle against traffickers. It should be noted, too, that drug trafficking is not only associated with violence and organized crime, evidence shows that it is linked to terrorist activities, and it is also connected to money laundering, arms and human trafficking, and corruption.
Dear Editor,We are once again approaching yet another Local Government Election which should democratically elect local representatives to run the affairs of their Local Authority Areas (LAAs). However, I have listened with disdain and disbelief as both the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) seem to be suffering intense delusion that the People’s Progressive Party is to be blamed for the currently stymied development of these LAAs countrywide.In terms of local democracy, we have witnessed numerous instances in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) whereby there were efforts by the APNU and the AFC to fraudulently frustrate the electoral process by inserting as candidates many persons who were not backed by the people living in the respective communities such as Whim/Bloomfield and 51/Good Hope LAAs. This by itself being a fraudulent act, has more so damaged and frustrate the entire meaning and purpose of Local Government Elections and has denied the people to democratically elected representatives of their choice. Article 71(1) of our Constitution is seriously breached since it says that, ‘Local Government is a vital aspect of democracy and shall be organised so as to involve as many people as possible in the task of managing and developing the communities in which they live’.It is therefore imperative that the people so elected should be competent to manage and develop their communities and have the support of persons in their community, at least 18 of those in the case of Neighbourhood Democratic Councils. A relevant question needs to be ventilated here. If a prospective candidate cannot even find 18 persons to back him or her, can we conclude that such a candidate is ‘fit and proper’? Imagine a prospective candidate has to cheat, deceive and commit forgery just to have 18 names to back his/her candidacy! Why would political parties go against the spirit and meaning of what local democracy is all about? Voters should beware of such political parties since they have already shown their true colours so do not expect them to deliver when they get into office. We have seen this played out at the last General and Regional Elections in 2015 and its aftermath! Has Local Government Elections truly returned democracy to Guyana? The answer is NO! The entire electoral process must be deemed to be free and fair!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region Six
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has officially been announced as the host city of the 2020 BC Winter Games, taking place February 20th – 23rd, 2020.BC Games Society President and CEO Kelly Mann made the announcement this morning at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on behalf of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender.“It is exciting to bring the BC Winter Games back to northern British Columbia, said Mann. “The City’s investment in sport facilities and the recent experience hosting major events will be a great benefit to staging a successful BC Winter Games in 2020.”- Advertisement -Fort St. John last hosted the BC Winter Games in 1984, in addition to the Northern BC Winter Games on three separate occasions. The Pomeroy Sport Center opened in 2010 and since that time the city has had a renewed focus on hosting major sports events, including the successful 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, the 2015 Canada Winter Games speed skating events, and the 2017 World Masters Speed Skating Championships underway this week.Roughly 1,500 athletes along with 600 coaches, mangers, and officials will participate in approximately 19 sports over the four days of the Winter Games. Athletes range in age between 9 and 19 years old depending on the sport. Fort St. John natives Denny Morrison and Bo Hedges both competed at the BC Games before going on to the podium at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.“We are honoured to be hosting the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John,” said Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman. “The opportunity for our young athletes to compete at the provincial level right here at home with all of their friends and neighbours cheering them on is just as important as the economic benefits this event brings the community. With the incredible volunteerism our community has contributed to the other provincial and national events we have hosted, I have no doubt the 2020 Games will be exceptional.”Advertisement Three other communities were announced as hosts of future BC Games in separate events held simultaneously today. The 2020 BC Summer Games will be held in Maple Ridge, the 2022 BC Winter Games in Greater Vernon and the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As of Saturday, at least 3,503 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq war began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,864 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is 12 higher than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at 7 a.m. Friday. The British military has reported 150 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 20; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Korea, one death each. – Associated Press
3 Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer have a slight disagreement on the pitch 3 7. Ricardo Fuller v Andy GriffinThe Jamaican striker took exception to Griffin’s performance during Stoke’s league defeat at West Ham in 2008. After Carlton Cole had netted for the Hammers, Fuller proceeded to lay the blame solely at the feet of his skipper. Rather than wait until half time to settle the incident, Fuller slapped his stunned team-mate and earned himself a three-game ban and a £20,000 fine.6. Mario Balotelli v Roberto ManciniTo be honest, Balotelli could have been on this list numerous times. However, there is one particular affair which may have ended the fiery striker’s Manchester City career. Following a late lunge on Scott Sinclair, manager Mancini told the player to leave the pitch. When Balotelli refused, Mancini decided to take matters into his own hands by physically removing the 22-year-old himself. Much bib-grabbing ensued, and the maverick striker was soon off to AC Milan. Joey Barton’s long term Rangers future is in doubt after the club suspended the midfielder for three weeks. Following the humiliating 5-1 defeat to Glasgow rivals Celtic, Barton was involved in a heated training ground row with team-mate Andy Halliday and manager Mark Warburton. It’s an incident, the 34-year-old told talkSPORT has been blown way out proportion, yet the Scottish club has told told him to stay away.Here, talkSPORT looks at 10 equally explosive football bust-ups.9. David Beckham v Sir Alex FergusonAfter United limped out of the FA Cup in 2003 at Old Trafford against Arsenal, tempers flared in the home dressing room. Disappointed with his star midfielder’s performance, Sir Alex berated the 28-year-old in front of his team-mates, which Becks took exception to. In response, the winger swore at his manager who kicked a nearby boot in retaliation. The boot hit Beckham just above the eye and left the England skipper needing stitches. Just seven months later, he was shipped off to Real Madrid. 8. Craig Bellamy v John Arne RiiseOn a team bonding trip to Portugal in 2007, Liverpool stars John Arne Riise and Craig Bellamy decided a trip to a local karaoke bar would be perfect for team morale. Meant to be a jovial occasion, it’s the perfect end to a night out with mates, right? Wrong. Taking exception to Riise’s refusal to sing, the Welshman decided to settle the incident with a golf club. All was seemingly forgiven when, after scoring against Barcelona in the Champions League, Bellamy celebrated by mimicking a swing Rory McIlroy would have been proud of. 3 5. Lee Bowyer vs Kieron DyerMost of the incidents on this list are private matters, normally conducted away from prying eyes. So fair play to these two for airing their dirty laundry in front of 50,000 bemused Geordies. Being 3-0 down at home to Aston Villa in a 2005 Premier League match meant these two weren’t in the best of moods, yet events took a turn for the worst when Bowyer took offence to Dyer not passing him the ball. Much shirt pulling and scratching followed before peacemaker Gareth Barry intervened.4. David Batty v Graeme Le SauxAnother on-field incident makes the list here, and it’s another scrap over possession. Just four minutes into Blackburn’s 1995 Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow, Batty got the hump when Le Saux took the ball from him, then proceeded to miscontrol it and give away a throw-in. Batty berated the full-back, who responded by throwing a punch at him and breaking his hand in the process.3. Bruce Grobbelaar v Steve McManamanMerseyside derbies are very rarely desribed as ‘tepid’, yet in 1993 these Liverpool players really couldn’t contain themselves. After a poor back-pass from McManaman gifted Everton an equaliser at Goodison, Grobbelaar lambasted the youngster. Rather than accept the abuse from his more senior team-mate, the Scouser decided to politely ask the Zimbabwean what the matter was. Big mistake. An incensed Grobbelaar proceeded to throttle the youngster and launch him out of his penalty box.2. John Hartson v Eyal BerkovicFew people had much sympathy for the Israeli playmaker after he started a fight with big John Hartson in 1998. Following a hefty tackle by the Welshman, Berkovic threw a pithy punch in the direction of the striker. His much-larger team-mate simply responded with a brutal roundhouse kick which was all recorded on camera. As a result, Hartson became the first player to be charged with misconduct for a training ground incident. Watch the incident below.1. Joey Barton v Ousmane DaboBarton has previous with his teammates. In 2007 Dabo claimed he looked like ‘the Elephant Man’ following his training ground fight with Barton during a tense Man City training session. The Frenchman required hospital treatment after being punched several times by the seething midfielder. City responded by banning Barton, who was later given a suspended four month jail sentence after admitting a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
SIMI VALLEY – A quick look at the endorsements for the two candidates in the 4th District county supervisors race shows that local political leaders are split on who to back. On one hand, Jim Dantona has longtime county Supervisor John Flynn, Simi Valley City Councilwoman Barbra Williamson, three Simi school board members and major service and teachers unions. Opponent Peter Foy boasts law enforcement stalwarts Sheriff Bob Brooks, District Attorney Greg Totten and Simi Valley Mayor Paul Miller – the city’s former police chief – plus Simi Valley Councilman Glen Becerra and two Moorpark council members. Foy also lists the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association among his endorsements. Foy and Dantona, who beat 12-year incumbent Judy Mikels in the June primary, are both campaigning to protect open space, support law enforcement and cut government waste, traditionally key issues for voters in the district’s Simi Valley and Moorpark areas. They both oppose using the Simi Valley Landfill for trash from outside Ventura County. Foy, 50, said he and his wife moved to Simi Valley 22 years ago and started a business at their kitchen table that now provides health coverage to thousands of local families. He stressed that he is a businessman rather than a politician. Public office should be public service, not a career, and he would resist back-room deals and wasteful spending, he said. “I do not believe in raising taxes,” he said. “It’s important we find the efficiencies we need to eliminate waste so that we can support law enforcement and other services.” Dantona, 58, said his work at all levels of government gives him experience Foy lacks to deal with citizens’ concerns about the environment, immigration and other issues. Foy has stressed law enforcement and illegal immigration since the beginning of his campaign, but Dantona says he is also a strong supporter of law enforcement and helped draft legislation against driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. And he said his experience working with federal officials will help him recoup the county’s costs of illegal immigration. Foy called illegal immigration in the United States a crisis. “I want to make sure our citizens are getting the benefits they need, and not illegal immigrants,” he said. “With law enforcement we need to work to make sure that our jails are not full with illegal immigrants.” Dantona said Foy “has no record of any involvement in this community whatsoever until the day he filed for office.” “The biggest issue that resonates with voters is development,” Dantona said. “I am a smart growth candidate. When I’m elected I will enact a tougher hillside ordinance to stop any development on our hills. I’ve taken a very tough position against (contamination at the) Rocketdyne (Santa Susana Field Laboratory). I want to clean up the site and initiate an investigation.” Dantona also used the development issue in his campaign against Mikels, saying she tended to favor developers in conflicts with ordinary citizens. In the primary, Foy came out first with 38 percent of the vote, followed by Dantona with 32 percent and Mikels with 28 percent. Foy, who has loaned his campaign nearly $200,000, has outspent Dantona, who loaned himself $50,000. Their campaign finance statements indicate Dantona has spent more than $169,000, while Foy has spent over $235,000 through the end of September. Dantona’s financial supporters include union representatives and teachers, and Foy has received contributions from Ventura County farmers among others. The race is nonpartisan, but the 4th District is heavily Republican. Foy, a Republican, and Dantona, a Democrat, both claim endorsements from a who’s who of local political leaders. Besides Flynn and Williamson, Dantona’s endorsements include the Ventura County firefighters union, the local United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1036, the Service Employees International Union’s Local 988, the Simi Valley and Moorpark teachers unions, and Arleigh Kidd, a Simi Valley teachers union leader and executive director of the California Teachers Association. Aside from law enforcement, Foy’s backers include Mikels, Moorpark council members Keith Millhouse and Janice Parvin and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Director Elaine Freeman. firstname.lastname@example.org (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Williamson said she was supporting Dantona because of his experience. “He has … a track record as far as government is concerned. We derive a lot of money from Sacramento and Washington, D.C., and nobody has better connections than Jim Dantona with those two entities,” she said. “Mr. Foy may have a nice smile, but he’s a empty suit. I’ve been in Simi Valley for 34 years, and I never heard Mr. Foy’s name until he decided to run for supervisor.” But Becerra called Foy a “fine gentleman” and said his business experience will provide a major asset for the county. “I know him. He’s an upstanding, ethical, community-minded person,” Becerra said. “I think Peter’s leadership will go a long way to helping the county conduct its business more efficiently and more productively. We need somebody who does that every day in his own business.” Dantona, a consultant who has worked for years with government leaders, stresses that experience, while Foy, an insurance company owner and rancher, says his business acumen will help him keep down government costs.
1 Everton take on Cypriot side Apollon Limassol in their final Europa League group match. YOU CAN LISTEN TO COMMENTARY OF APOLLON LIMASSOL V EVERTON ON TALKSPORT 2. KICK OFF AT 6PM. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE ONLINESam Allardyce’s side are already out of contention for the knockout stages of the tournament, having only acquired one point from their five group games in their disatrous campaign. So how do Everton line-up. Scroll below to see the confirmed team newsApollon Limassol: Kissas, Guerra Cunha, Pitian, Roberge, Ribeiro Santana, Rodrigues de Souza, Sachetti, Sardinero Corpa, Martinez, Papoulis, SchembrSubstitutes: Zelaya, Stylianou, Yuste Canton, Pittas, Esteves do Vale, Vasiliou, Jakolis Everton: Robles, Baningime, Charsley, Schneiderlin, Feeney, Besic, Vlasic, Klaasen, Hornby, Mirallas, LookmanSubstitutes: Hewelt, Collins, Duke-McKenna, Denny, Broadhead, Lavery, Gordon Victory in Cyprus will see Everton finish third in Group E
Score one for citizen journalism and a new era of political accountability. Want to be part of the revolution here in Los Angeles? Join valleynews.com and share your opinions. THE revolution in modern media is beginning to rock the way politics is done in this country. In an attempt to rein in pork-barrel spending, a bipartisan coalition in Congress proposed creating a public database of who gets the pork and how much – thereby exposing the system to the light of day. But the bill had been put on “hold” by a single senator, and anonymously at that – until the blogosphere rose up in protest. Last week, a coalition of left- and right-wing bloggers encouraged readers to call their senators to find out who was responsible for the hold. Ultimately the effort exposed Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska – he of “bridge to nowhere” fame – as the culprit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
REVEALED shining Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions But that did not affect his side thanks to Mbappe’s heroics. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow PSG’s starting line-up and their substitutes in their Ligue 1 win against Saint-Etienne Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF Kylian Mbappe helped an injury-stricken Paris Saint-Germain move 12 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Sunday.The 20-year-old volleyed home the winning goal on 73 minutes to take his league goal tally to 19 for the season. 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY ADVICE ⏱ Time running out…😨 Nothing between the teams…Up steps Kylian Mbappé 💥A finish of the highest quality 👏 pic.twitter.com/dLicz2ePv7— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 17, 2019It is the France international’s second goal in as many games after he was on target in PSG’s Champions League last-16 first leg win over Manchester United last week.With Neymar and Cavani sidelined, PSG will need Mbappe fit and firing in the forthcoming weeks. 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED MONEY whoscored.com Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? PSG are missing star forwards Neymar (foot) Edinson Cavani (thigh), while Marco Verratti is nursing his way back from an ankle injury.Despite their injury issues, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has refused to play contract rebel Adrien Rabiot, who is reportedly set to join Barcelona on a free transfer this summer.Tuchel’s lack of options saw him show his thrifty side – not something you associate with modern-day PSG – by naming just six substitutes against Saint-Etienne. Kylian Mbappe was PSG’s hero on Sunday Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars