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Wickham wanders back to Wearside

first_img A Sunderland club statement said: “Striker Connor Wickham has returned from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday. “The England Under-21 international joined the Yorkshire club in early February and scored one goal in four starts plus a further two substitute appearances. “Wickham, who has scored once in nine games for Sunderland this season, is available for Sunday’s home game against Norwich.” The 19-year-old joined the Owls on a temporary basis on February 8 and scored one goal – a 70th-minute winner at Leicester on Saturday – in his six appearances. However, with Martin O’Neill’s men hovering precariously above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone ahead of Norwich’s visit to the Stadium of Light on Sunday, Sunderland have declined to extend Wickham’s stay in South Yorkshire. Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has returned from his loan spell at npower Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, the Black Cats have confirmed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

O’Brien pleased with Curragh ground

first_img Colm O’Donoghue keeps the ride on Qualify, while Epsom Derby fourth and sixth, Giovanni Canaletto and Kilimanjaro, are partnered by Joseph O’Brien and Seamie Heffernan respectively. O’Brien, who has won eight of the last nine runnings, said on Friday evening: “I walked the full mile and a half of the Derby track and it is in beautiful condition. They have done a good job. “All four horses are in good form, and it will be interesting to see how Highland Reel gets on stepping up in distance. I think he’ll get the trip. “The race at Epsom probably came a bit too quick for Giovanni Canaletto, while Kilimanjaro has come forward well and I think a small field will suit him better. “Qualify is the interesting one. Colm gave her a lovely ride in the Oaks, and the last furlong she came home very strong. The Curragh will suit her.” The unbeaten Radanpour takes a big step up in class after winning each of his three starts this season, completing the hat-trick in Leopardstown’s King George V Cup at Listed level three weeks ago. His trainer Dermot Weld said: “He’s a lovely genuine horse and will run a good race. However, we would like to have seen a lot more rain and the ground is drying out all the time. He handles soft ground very well. John Gosden expects the demands of the Curragh to bring out the best in Jack Hobbs, although he would like sufficient ease in the ground for his runner, who is the 4-5 favourite with William Hill. Six months to the day since making a winning debut in a Saturday night maiden under the Wolverhampton floodlights, the imposing son of Halling will be the hot favourite to provide the Newmarket trainer with a first victory in Ireland’s premier Classic. It has been a rapid ascent for the three-year-old, whose remarkably facile comeback victory in handicap company at Sandown marked him down as a potential star. He subsequently found stable companion Golden Horn too hot to handle in the Dante at York and it was the same story at Epsom, but with his old rival safely tucked up in his box, Jack Hobbs looks to have an excellent opportunity to enjoy his day in the sun. Gosden said: “He’s a tall, rangy horse and he’ll be having a nice break after this until the autumn as I wouldn’t want to race him on through the summer. I think a galloping track like the Curragh should suit him well. “I’m very happy with him, he worked last Saturday and I was very happy, he worked with a lead horse and Robert Havlin rode him, he was nicely clear on the bridle at the end. “He took Epsom very well, he ate up and all of that, he’s a big boy. “We fully respect the quality of the field, which includes an Oaks winner, but it’s not a race I got greatly involved with in the past, so it would be extremely nice to win.” Epsom third Storm The Stars has four and a half lengths to make up with the Gosden runner and trainer William Haggas admits it looks a tough ask. “The horse is very well and we came to the conclusion if we didn’t run he couldn’t win,” said Haggas. “John’s horse looked marvellous before the Derby at Epsom and ran a pretty good race, so he’ll be hard to beat. “Then you have an Oaks winner, a few more of Aidan’s and an unbeaten horse of Dermot Weld’s (Radanpour), so it’s not going to be straightforward, but then it is an Irish Derby. “I think they’re going to have a bit of rain, but not much, and a good friend of mine who walked the course tells me it’s pretty firm. “We wouldn’t mind a bit of rain, but I think the horse most inconvenienced by fast ground would be John’s. That’s pretty well publicised, I think. “We’re entitled to be there, so we’ll give it a go and see what happens.” An eight-strong field is completed by Pat Shanahan’s Carbon Dating, who was a huge price when eighth at Epsom and is likely to be three-figure odds once again. Qualify, a shock 50-1 winner of the Oaks at Epsom, is part of the O’Brien team as he chases an astonishing 12th success in the showpiece mile-and-a-half event. The number one hope on jockey bookings appears to be French Derby runner-up Highland Reel, with Ryan Moore riding on the crest of a wave following his astonishing week at Royal Ascot. Aidan O’Brien declared the track at the Curragh in “beautiful condition” as he prepares to take on Investec Derby runner-up Jack Hobbs with a four-pronged attack on the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Transfer: Bolton Makes Surprise Move for Efe Ambrose

first_imgBolton Wanderers have made a move for ex-Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose.The 30-year-old is available on a free transfer after exercising a clause in his contract though he has been offered new terms at Hibs.The Scottish club recognised Ambrose was a key performer for them and want to keep him at the club after the departure of manager Neil Lennon by mutual consent. Efe-Ambrose Ambrose has vast experience from his time with Celtic, for whom he played between 2012 and 2017.This season Ambrose has produced some excellent performances, which has prompted much interest from other clubs.Bolton are hopeful of reaching agreement but Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic have all made late enquiries.The 6ft 3ins centre back has 51 caps for Nigeria but has qualified for British passportShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

ActionAid Liberia, CHI Launch New Project

first_imgSome of the expected beneficiaries posed at the launch of the program.ActionAid Liberia with financial support from the European Union (EU)and in collaboration with its implementing partner Community Healthcare Initiative (CHI), has launched a three-year project entitled, “Enhanced Protection from Sexual Gender-based Violence (SGBV) for Women, Girls and Sexual Minorities in Liberia.”This new initiative is a comprehensive approach to addressing SGBV in the country through prevention and support at community levels. It enhances response from providers (legal, health, education, gender) to survivors.The project will contribute to a more gender sensitive society, benefiting 6,000 women, girls and sexual minorities in eight communities in Margibi, Gbarpolu, and Montserrado counties.The EU funded project seeks to improve protection from sexual violence and other forms of SGBV, including female genital mutilation in Liberia and assist survivors.The project will also facilitate the social, legal and economic empowerment of women, girls and sexual minorities to include community leaders, to take actions that would increase access to justice for survivors.It will use a range of strategies, including advocacy for implementation of laws protecting women, girls and other groups from SGBV; strengthening community and national mechanisms that would develop civil society representatives in rural communities.In 2018, the project is working with 440 women, girls and sexual minorities to lead on advocacy demand for protection from sexual violence and other forms of SGBV in the victims’ communities, while gaining economic independence.The project will enrich the knowledge of 120 traditional and religious leaders across the eight communities, to improve residents’ efficiency to justice by preventing and/or responding to SGBV cases at community levels.In the three counties, 150 SGBV duty bearers from the health, justice, gender, and education sectors and 10 Liberian media organizations (online, print and radio) will enhance their ability to perform and coordinate in a gender responsive way.Under the project, emphasis will be placed on promoting an inclusive multi-stakeholder cooperation and civil society dialogue that builds on existing platforms and informs collective actions, including national advocacy campaigns to influence the improvement of policies to help prevent SGBV.With this support from the EU, ActionAid and CHI will seek to ensure that demands from women, girls and sexual minorities engaged in sustained action beyond the project to support the rights of all women, girls and sexual minorities.The project will be implemented in Banjor, Caldwell and Low-Cost Village in Montserrado County; Kpan’s Town and Larkayta in Margibi County, Gbellekpalamu, Gbarqueta and Smith Town in Gbarpolu County.The program will work with the ministries of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Internal Affairs,Health, Education and Justice (specifically, sex crimes unit, human rights division, women and children protection section).Strategic stakeholders of the project are the Association of Female Lawyers in Liberia, the FGM Working Group and Liberia’s Initiative for the Promotion of Rights, Identity and Diversity, Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia and Liberian Women Media Action Committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more