Lloris feels for Man City after more VAR drama

first_imgHugo Lloris admits Manchester City can feel “unlucky” after being denied by VAR once again in a meeting with Tottenham.In the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 Champions League, the Blues saw joy turn to despair as a Raheem Sterling effort was ruled out by technology.History repeated itself on Saturday as Pep Guardiola was left to curse another call made by officials not on the field. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? City had dominated a Premier League clash with Spurs but were being held 2-2 heading into stoppage-time.It appeared as though Gabriel Jesus had snatched a dramatic winner, with the Brazilian striker sparking wild scenes of celebration.Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!He was, however, to be left with his head in hands, along with his manager, as VAR once again delivered a painful sting in the tail.Lloris admits that he thought Spurs were beaten, with the French goalkeeper telling Sky Sports: “To be honest I thought it was a goal.“It’s a bit unlucky for City. Anyone can have a different interpretation of the moment. But we are very pleased with the point.”He added, with the ball considered to have come off Aymeric Laporte’s arm before falling to Jesus: “I looked to the screen and realised there was a handball which is good for us and unlucky for City but there are many games ahead. For now we just need to enjoy the moment.”Lucas Moura Tottenham 2019-20Lucas Moura was left to celebrate salvaging a point for Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium, but he was also prepared to admit that fortune had favoured Mauricio Pochettino’s side.The Brazil international nodded home a leveller for Spurs within seconds of stepping off the bench, but said of the chaotic scenes in the closing stages: “It was crazy [when the City goal was ruled out]. It was the last minute and I thought it was finished when it went in.“Only VAR can see – and thank you for it.“I thought we played very well. It’s a good result for us because we know how difficult it is to play here.“We need to play with this spirit.”City and Spurs have now taken four points apiece from their opening two games of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, with the Blues having scene VAR controversy sparked in both of their outings. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Funding from Gaming Remains Stable

first_img The corporation’s flagship program, Support4Sport, continues to be the largest single source of sport funding in the province and Nova Scotians raised $3.8 million this year to support athletes of all abilities. An additional $4 million was raised through the Support4Culture program for Nova Scotia arts, culture and heritage, up from $2.3 million last year. The Support4Communities program continues to help charities achieve fundraising goals. After helping non-profits raise $125,000 this year, Support4Communities has now raised over $1 million for good causes. “We’re looking forward to continuing the good work we’ve accomplished this year. We will do that by remaining focused on our commitment to Nova Scotians,” said Mr. MacKinnon. The 2017-18 financial statements are available at www.gamingns.ca/AR . $146.9 million payment to province 512 full- and part-time jobs for Nova Scotians $38.7 million in commissions for 1,335 small business owners $6.6 million for the prevention, education and treatment of problem gambling $7.8 million to fund important community-based programs, including sport, culture, and the arts Profits from the province’s regulated gaming industry increased 1.6 per cent in 2017-18 over the last fiscal year, providing funding to support important programs for Nova Scotians. Figures released today, July 19, by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation show its payment to the province for the year was $146.9 million compared to $144.6 million in 2016-17. “The sustainability of Nova Scotia’s regulated gaming industry depends on it being managed in a socially responsible manner,” said Bob MacKinnon, president and CEO of the Crown corporation. “That’s where we come in, and we’re proud to return 100 per cent of the profits to Nova Scotians for essential services like health care, roads, schools, sports and cultural programs.” The corporation works to ensure the regulated gaming industry offers games that are fun, safe and responsible to adult Nova Scotians who choose to gamble. Recent results show that 81 per cent of Nova Scotians support its commitment to responsible gambling. Working closely and collaboratively with Atlantic Lottery Corporation and Casino Nova Scotia, the corporation offers oversight and training to an industry that employs more than 500 Nova Scotians. Overview of Nova Scotia’s gaming industry for 2017-18:last_img read more