Arcata boys basketball opens season with 48-25 win over Casa Grande

first_imgMcKINLEYVILLE >> As Arcata head coach Ryan Bisio has come to know, early-season games usually consist of a team’s offense being much more ahead compared where their state on defense sits.For Bisio’s new-look Tigers, it was the exact opposite in Thursday afternoon’s season opener.Sparked by its efforts on the defensive end of the floor, the Arcata boys basketball team was able to dispatch of a tough start on offense and pull away for a 48-25 win over Casa Grande in the opening round of the …last_img

Broken bones as Aeroflot 777 hits turbulence

first_imgRussian carrier Aeroflot says none of the passengers injured when a Boeing 777 travelling from Moscow to Bangkok hit clear air turbulence suffered serious or life-threatening injuries but some suffered broken bones.Emergency services took 27 passengers to hospitals after the unexpected event left the aircraft cabin in a shambles on  May 1.  The aircraft landed safely at Bangkok.“None of the passengers suffered spinal compression fractures,’’ Aeroflot said in a statement issued later that day. “Fifteen Russian Federation citizens and two citizens of Thailand currently remain hospitalised. The remaining passengers were discharged after a medical examination. The patients that are still under doctors’ care have contusions, and several have fractured or broken bones.”The airline said its representatives and Russian Embassy officials were looking after the passengers, assisting with hotel cancellations, changing check-in dates and re-ticketing of transfer flights.All costs related to re-ticketing, as well as expenses for passengers’ medical treatment,  would be fully covered, it said.Flight SU270 was about 40 minutes out of Bangkok when the Boeing 777 hit strong turbulence.“An experienced crew piloted the flight,’’ Aeroflot said. “ The pilot has more than 23,000 flight hours, and the co-pilot has over 10, 500 flight hours.“However, the turbulence that hit the Boeing 777 was impossible to foresee. ‘’ Clear air turbulence occurs without warning in clear skies and is difficult to detect using onboard weather radar.A recent British study found the chances of being tossed around an aircraft cabin by severe turbulence could triple in coming years due to climate change.The study, published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, used super computer simulations to look at how a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would affect wintertime turbulence levels on trans-Atlantic routes at about 39,000ft. it said that level of CO2 was widely expected to occur later this century.The results showed the average amount of light turbulence in the atmosphere will increase by 59 per cent with light-to-moderate turbulence rising by 75 per cent, moderate by 94 per cent, moderate-to-severe by 127 per cent and severe by 149 per cent.The reason for this, according to the study, is that climate change is generating stronger wind shears within the jet stream and that these are a major cause of turbulence.last_img read more

Sudan brews its own beer industry

first_imgRay Maota Nile Special Lager is a popular brand inUganda, and will soon be produced atthe SSBL in Southern Sudan.(Image: David Perry/SABMiller) SABMiller Latin America President BarrySmith says their recent acquisition inArgentina is part of their strategy todominate the continent.(Image: SABMiller)MEDIA CONTACTS• Briony ClarkeMedia relations, SABMiller+44 20 7659 0115 or +44 7776 132336RELATED ARTICLES• Brewing up a global brand• SABMiller turns to biogas• SABMiller invests more in Angola• Brewery spreads African reachSouthern Sudan, which could become Africa’s newest country after a referendum in January 2011, now has its very own modern brewery.The facility is based at an industrial plant in Juba – the proposed capital, if the referendum grants the region autonomy from the largely Muslim north.Southern Sudan is currently a hub of new development with plans to restructure Juba as well as another one of its cities, Wau. Juba will take the shape of a rhino, while Wau will be designed to look like a giant giraffe from the air. Both animals are national symbols of Sudan.London-based group SABMiller has set up Southern Sudan Beverages Ltd (SSBL) on the banks of the Nile River. So far about U$50-million (R354-million) has been invested in the project, with the first bottle having rolled off the production line in May 2009.Beers produced there include White Bull lager, Chairman’s Extra Strong Beer, Nile Special Lager and Club Pilsener. Half-litre bottles of each are sold for three Sudanese pounds, which is slightly more than $1 (R7).Business media relations manager of SABMiller Jonathan Oates said: “White Bull Lager was specifically brewed to meet the tastes of the Southern Sudanese consumer and was the culmination of months of planning and testing.“The White Bull is an easily recognised cultural symbol for the people of Southern Sudan, and is synonymous with promoting the positive feelings of celebration, success and peace,” said Oates.“The SSBL team spent months getting to know Southern Sudan consumers, their tastes, their demands and their expectations,” he added.Ian Alsworth-Elvey, managing director of SSBL, said: “Many people questioned our logic in building not only the first brewery that Southern Sudan had seen for 50 years, but also the first manufacturing facility in Juba.“However, the business has had a very warm welcome to the country and our beer, soft drinks and water brands have found real traction with consumers.“These products are local, high-quality and affordably priced,” added Alsworth-Elvey.SSBL has decided to double its annual output from 180 000 to 350 000 hectolitres as a sign of its confidence in the South.“We have sold more beer in the first three months of our second year of operation than we did in the first nine months since production began. In 18 months we have turned the brand into one of the most recognisable in the country,” said Alsworth-Elvey.Booze banWhile Southern Sudan was under Sharia Law from 1983 to 2005, no brewery could be established there as the consumption of alcohol was banned. However, when a peace deal was brokered in 2005 between military forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, the environment became more tolerant.Devout Muslims believe that drinking alcohol is sinful and one of the root causes of corruption, violence and suicide.Before SABMiller set up the brewery, commercially produced beer had to be imported from Uganda and Kenya.Banks of the Nile an ideal locationWith beer being 90% water, it made sense to build the brewery close to the banks of the Nile.The mineral content of water is unique to the region in which it is found, so the Sudanese beer brewed from the Nile has a distinct, unique character.SSBL is aware of this and uses it as a key selling point.According to the BBC, the malted barley, hops and yeast are all imported, but there are plans to team up with Sudanese farmers and start brewing with cassava.Cassava, a hardy potato-like tuber that adapts to a vast range of growing conditions, is currently used to make home-made beer in the region.NGO Farm-Africa is working with a range of subsistence farmers in Southern Sudan in the hopes they’ll become large-scale producers of the crop.Farm-Africa was founded in 1985 to help small-scale farmers and herders in Africa grow better food, keep livestock healthy, make a basic living and manage natural resources in a more sustainable way.“SABMiller is partnering with Farm-Africa to bring direct and long-term market opportunities for around 2 000 small-holder farmers with dependants. This means that about 15 600 people could benefit in three years,” said Alsworth-Elvey.Beer with a rich historySouth African Breweries (SAB) was established during the gold rush in Johannesburg in the late 1800s. The company’s first product was Castle Lager, which is still going strong today, 115 years later, and has won many awards over time.In 2002 SAB merged with the US’s Miller Brewing to become SABMiller, which now operates in more than 60 countries on six continents. It has invested in rapidly emerging economies such as India, China, as well as Eastern Europe and other developed markets.The brewing giant is licensed to produce Hansa Pilsener in South Africa, Snow beer in China, Italy’s Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the Czech Republic brand Pilsner Urquell, and Miller Genuine Draft.SABMiller has also ventured into the Argentinian market with its acquisition of Cerveceria Argentina SA Isenbeck, the third largest brewer in that country.Barry Smith, president of SABMiller Latin America, said: “We are pleased to have added Isenbeck to our Latin American footprint, giving us exposure to the fast-growing and attractive Argentinian beer market and complementing our existing Latin American operations.”SABMiller first entered the Latin American market with the acquisition of Cerveceria Hondurena in Honduras, making the company the first international brewer to enter Central America.It also has plants in Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Panama and Peru.last_img read more

Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold

first_imgGymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Reyland Capellan competes in the men’s floor exercise event of the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Capelan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHe totaled 13.950 points, enough to beat host Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Bin Mat Asri (13.750) and Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta (13.600). The Philippines’ other entry in the final, 18-year-old novice John Matthew Vergara, finished eighth.“I’m very proud of what I did, because I trained very hard, but before the competition I was very very nervous,” said Capellan who will still compete in vault on Wednesday.Already he is thinking of his training for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. “We are forming a team for the Olympic training,” he said.His coach Aldrin Castaneda said Capellan and Vergara are being groomed to form that training team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: Bata, dela Cruz bow out in English billiards KUALA LUMPUR — Reyland Capellan has been practicing the same routine every day for the past two years.And when it mattered the most, practice made perfect. His routine, highlighted by a lot of high-score power jumps, won him the 29th Southeast Asian Games men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise gold medal Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “I did a lot of power tumblings,” said Capellan of his multiple somersaults that thrilled the judges at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center Hall 6.“I have that routine in my mind and I know exactly what to do,” said the 23-year-old Capellan, who retained the crown he won two years go in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReyland Capellan celebrates his gold medal win in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEA Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Masbate native said he was feeling nervous at the start of the competition, because “everybody is doing well, they are all good.”But Capellan, who competed in the World Championships in Glasgow in 2015, went for jumps that carried high levels of difficulty. View comments LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Belo back in action for Elite, admits still groping for form

first_imgMOST READ “Right now, I can’t really say that I’m 100 percent because I’m still undergoing rehab,” said Belo in Filipino after the Elite got blown out by the San Miguel Beermen, 118-93.“But I can already play. I already have clearance to play from the doctor. I also want to get used to playing again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe game against the Beermen isn’t exactly Belo’s first official game back after his injury. He played five out of the possible nine games with Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup in Taipei.And just like his performance in the Jones Cup, it’s clear that Belo has yet to regain his old game. View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Compton says absent Abueva dealing with ‘personal matters’ Against the Beermen, the 24-year-old Belo came off the bench and had 13 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes and 32 seconds of play.Blackwater will need more of Belo as soon as possible. The loss to SMB was already Elite’s third in as many games.“We really need to work on a lot of things and it starts in practice. I have faith in coach and the rest of our coaching staff. They know what needs to be done to improve the team. For us players, we just need to play as one team.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Mac Belo made his PBA return on Saturday after being sidelined for four months due to a knee injury.But the Blackwater rookie admitted he still groping for form and has yet to fully recover from a torn meniscus in his right knee.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Lady Tamaraws continue to show clutch gene in another 5-set conquest

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—If there’s one team who has proved it can endure a five-setter, it’s Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT Petron turns back F2 Logistics to keep PSL Grand Prix crown Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess 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 Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “I asked them [after the fourth set] if they really want this win, because it’s important for us to play in terms of what they want,” said Pascua, whose Lady Tamaraws came into the Final Four at a twice-to-beat disadvantage.“I told my players to claim this game because it’s not over yet. The important thing for us is to show the eagerness and willingness to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We always practice this in training, the fifth sets, just in case we arrive at this kind of a scenario,” said Pascua in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “That’s why I’ really not worried if ever we lost in the earlier sets because what’s important for us is how we finish.”Compared to the other Final Four contenders, Ateneo owns a 2-1 slate in extended matches while University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle have done 1-1 and 0-3 cards, respectively.“I know that they can handle the pressure because we always practice this in training,” said Pascua.FEU displayed tremendous courage during the fifth set, effectively erased the bitter memory that is the fourth set, where the Lady Tamaraws were at the Lady Eagles’ mercy and absorbed seven service aces.FEU, though, had the last laugh when it closed out the match on an 8-1 run forcing a rubber match with Ateneo on Wednesday for a spot in the best-of-three finals.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Of the four teams in the semifinals of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, the Lady Tamaraws have the most experience in that nerve-wracking frame.FEU’s 10-25, 25-23, 25-22, 12-25, 15-8 victory over Ateneo to stretch its semifinals series was its seventh five-set win against just one loss, making the Lady Tamaraws the most successful team when a match goes to the full extent.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, logisticsLady Tamaraws head coach George Pascua said the Lady Tamaraws have been preparing for that kind of pressure-packed scenario whole season long.READ: FEU escapes Ateneo, lives to fight another day for UAAP finals berth DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Hudsons Bay Co reaches agreement with activist investor Land Buildings

first_imgTORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has reached an agreement with an activist investor to drop its opposition to an investment in the retailer by private equity firm Rhone Capital.Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC had applied last month to have the Ontario Securities Commission to review a Toronto Stock Exchange decision to conditionally approve the investment.Under the deal, HBC said Friday if it needs to raise money by issuing equity that will trigger the one-year price protection feature of the preferred shares being acquired by Rhone, then it will be done through a rights offering to all of its shareholders on a pro rata basis, as opposed to a private placement.Land & Buildings has also agreed to a standstill for a period extending through HBC’s 2018 annual meeting.Rhone Capital has agreed to invest roughly $632-million in HBC (TSX:HBC) in the form of eight-year mandatory convertible preferred shares.The investment was announced as part of a deal that will see HBC to sell its Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue building to WeWork Property Advisors, a joint venture between WeWork and Rhone, for nearly $1.1 billion, and pursue a strategic alliance with WeWork regarding future real estate transactions.Rhone will initially hold a 21.8 per cent voting and equity interest in the company on a partially diluted basis and that could grow to 30 per cent if the preferred shares are held to their eight-year maturity.HBC and Land & Buildings have been in a war of words in recent weeks, accusing one another of misleading shareholders regarding the building’s sale and the related Rhone investment.Land & Buildings has previously urged the retailer to consider a bid for its German operations by Signa Holding and criticized the Rhone investment deal.HBC now expects to close the Rhone investment next week.HBC executive chairman Richard Baker said the company will continue to review its real estate portfolio with a view to maximizing shareholder value and the ongoing operations and business of HBC.“We look forward to ongoing engagement with, and constructive input from, Land & Buildings and our other shareholders as we pursue additional opportunities,” he said.Land & Buildings said it’s “pleased and encouraged that HBC’s management and board continues to take steps to monetize its highly valuable real estate assets.”last_img read more

JewishMoroccan Heritage Caravan Unprecedented Step by Modern Morocco Azoulay

first_imgCasablanca – Unprecedented, responsible and symbolic by modern Morocco, the gesture by the Mimouna-Club Student Association made all Moroccans proud of the rich diversity of their heritage, said, on Wednesday in Casablanca, King Mohammed VI ‘s advisor André Azoulay.Speaking at the Casablanca stopover, Azoulay underlined the spontaneous, voluntary and pioneer aspect of the initiative undertaken by the organizers.Nobody suggested or asked them to form an association and go look for the Jewish chapter in our book history, the King’s advisor, noted. The New York Times was the first leading media outlet to comment and commend this step which it deemed would encourage the western world to be more cautious in making snap judgments towards the Arab-Muslim world, he recalled.last_img

Bruised bullied Badgered Buckeyes return home battered

Not only did Ohio State leave Madison, Wis., emotionally scarred, suffering its first loss of the season Saturday, but the Buckeyes also left physically scarred, with fewer healthy bodies than when they arrived. OSU’s already-limited defense has become further depleted because of injury. Leaving possibly the biggest void in the OSU defense is the loss of senior linebacker and leading tackler Ross Homan. Coach Jim Tressel said Homan will likely miss the next couple of weeks because of a foot injury suffered at Wisconsin. Already plagued with injuries this year, the defensive backfield has taken another hit with the loss of Tyler Moeller’s replacement, Christian Bryant, who will be out for at least this week’s contest against Purdue. “He had an infection last week, and we thought we had it under control, and he played a little bit in the game, and then he had a not-very-good reaction to it on the plane ride back,” Tressel said. “He’s been over at Ohio State Medical Center trying to get it under control, and I don’t know all the whys and the wherefores and whatnot, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be out of there until late this week.” As far as who will step in during Bryant’s absence, Tressel said he wasn’t sure yet but suggested a few possibilities. “Without having sat in the defensive room and talked about it with them, you have a couple different ways you can go,” he said. “Jermale Hines has played a lot of nickel, which would probably put (Aaron) Gant in the game. Nate Oliver was your No. 2 nickel all spring and all season until he got hurt, and he’s back healthy … or you can do what Iowa does. Iowa plays nickel with their base people.” Also on the defensive side, linebacker Dorian Bell remains out after suffering a concussion against Indiana. No matter who is in there, Tressel expects them to perform. “We’ve got to have someone ready. That’s why you get to practice Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and have walkthroughs on Friday,” he said. “If you want anyone to care that you’ve had three guys in your secondary hurt, you’re coaching the wrong sport at the wrong school because we’ve got to be ready.” Facing adversity Coming off its first loss in nearly a year, OSU is looking to pick up the pieces from its lackluster performance at Wisconsin last week, and Tressel said that loss will serve as a real test for his team. “We’ve always talked about leadership and maturity and that it’s not really tested until those adverse moments,” he said. “I think you’ll see a good demonstration of our level of maturity and leadership and so forth, and I have confidence we have the right kind of people.” With the loss behind them, the No. 10-ranked Buckeyes turn their sights to the conference-unbeaten Purdue Boilermakers. And although the Bucks once again find themselves attempting to bounce back from a difficult mid-season conference defeat, Tressel said that how his guys respond will say a lot about this team. “We told our guys countless times that there are 10 teams that want one thing for sure and that’s for Ohio State not to be the Big Ten champions, and that’s real,” Tressel said. “And now let’s see how you can handle it, and we’ll get a little glimpse of that at practice, but the real look at it will be Saturday and then the following Saturday and the following.” Continuing special teams woes After making strides in the right direction in recent weeks, OSU kick coverage took another step in the wrong direction at Wisconsin as the Badgers set the tone early, returning the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. “The bottom line is that when you’re covering kicks, there are no excuses,” Tressel said. “They don’t care if you get pushed in the back, grabbed, held, thought you should have gone around it, you thought the ball was going here or there. You have to fit. And just like when you’re playing defense, you have to fit. Kickoff, you have to fit from 70 yards away. Defense you have to fit from the line of scrimmage. We just didn’t fit.” Although the botched kickoff coverage is a point of concern for Tressel, he said it certainly did not cost his team the game. “Please don’t paint the picture that us having the kickoff taken back lost the game,” he said. “We still had 59 minutes and 48 seconds, so we had plenty of time to make up for that, but we’ve got to get better at that.” Defensive struggles The Badger ground game, at times, gave the Buckeyes fits. OSU allowed a 100-yard rushing performance for the first time in 29 games, as John Clay rushed for 104 yards. As questions continued to arise about OSU’s defensive performance, Tressel said the team’s depth at defensive line isn’t what it has been in recent years. “Are we as deep and can we rotate as much as when we had … (last year) you had Thaddeus (Gibson) and you had Lawrence Wilson, you had Doug Worthington, you had Todd Denlinger, you had Rob Rose?” Tressel said. “Those guys all were the rotators last year and they’re rotating elsewhere right now. But that’s where we are.” Despite lacking line depth, Tressel said the younger guys are continuing to come along, and his goal is for them to improve as the season progresses. Not the same Pryor OSU has become accustomed to Terrelle Pryor lighting up the score board, so the junior quarterback’s struggles Saturday seemed a bit uncharacteristic of his season thus far. And although there were passes Tressel said Pryor would probably like to have back, he was pleased with his signal caller’s effort. “I think he played extremely competitively,” Tressel said. “As far as competing and wanting to do anything he could do for the good of the team, he would have gone down to cover kickoffs if you let him, that’s just his nature. “I don’t know what else you can ask of a guy (except) to leave it on the field, and he left it on the field.” read more

Rangers boss criticizes referee after defeat to rivals

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has criticized referee Willie Collum after his side’s loss to rivals to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.The Gers lost their first Old Firm Derby under Gerrard courtesy of a goal from Olivier Ntcham but the Rangers boss says there was a foul committed on a Rangers player in the build to the goal.For me it’s a foul,” Gerrard said about the challenge of Celtic’s Tom Rogic onRangers’ Ryan Jack, according to HeraldScotland.“For me it’s a foul and it’s also a foul for the fourth official, who shouted down his mic ‘foul, foul, foul’. The referee in the middle has ignored that advice.”“For me it’s a blatant foul, he’s swept his legs. Jacko did well to get himself in between the man and the ball, but for me it’s a clear foul.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.Gerrard, whose Rangers team fell four points behind Celtic in the top flight table with the defeat, spoke to Collum at the end of the game and revealed the match official stood by his decision.“He disagreed,” he said. “He didn’t think it was a foul. I think when he sees it again he will change his mind because it’s a blatant foul. I’ve seen it again, five times.”But the former Liverpool and England midfielder, who was involved in an Old Firm derby for the first time, admitted he was perplexed the referee had refused to listen to his fourth official.“Why are they there?” he said. “Say for example, there is a red card incident for them or for us and the fourth official is saying it’s a red it’s a red, I think he’d come over, speak to him, and take the advice.“Now if he did and we were in the wrong or one of my men get sent off I’d look at it and say I it was a red card. But he hasn’t come over to chat about it.“Five or six minutes later another foul happened on us and the fourth official shouted ‘foul, foul, foul’ and we didn’t get that one either.”last_img read more