English Premier League Reviews

first_imgBARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWSCHELSEA 3 SUNDERLAND 1GOALS:- CHELSEA: IVANOVIC 5th; PEDRO 13th; OSCAR PEN 50th. SUNDERLAND: BORINI 52nd.Chelsea began life without JosÈ Mourinho by punishing a poor Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. The Blues, watched by incoming caretaker boss Guus Hiddink, took an early lead through Branislav Ivanovic and added a second before the break through Pedro. Oscar’s penalty confirmed the win, though Fabio Borini replied in the second half.EVERTON 2 LEICESTER CITY 3GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU 32nd; MIRALLAS 87th. LEICESTER: MAHREZ PEN 27th, PEN 65th; OKAZAKI 69th.Leicester ensured they will be top of the Barclays Premier League at Christmas by beating Everton at Goodison Park. Riyad Mahrez scored the first of two penalties after Ramiro Funes Mori held back Shinji Okazaki. Romelu Lukaku levelled, but Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard tripped Jamie Vardy to allow Mahrez to convert from the spot a second time. Okazaki scored a third for the Foxes, who held on despite Kevin Mirallas’ late strike.MANCHESTER UNITED 1NORWICH CITY 2GOALS:- UNITED: MARTIAL 66th. VILLA: JEROME 38th; TETTEY 54th.The pressure is on Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal after his team were humbled by struggling Norwich at Old Trafford. Norwich took the lead in the first half through Cameron Jerome. It got worse for the home side in the second half, as Jerome broke clear to feed Alex Tettey, who netted from close range. Anthony Martial pulled a goal back, but United’s winless run is now six games, while Norwich are out of the drop zone.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1ASTON VILLA 1GOALS:- NEWCASTLE: COLOCCINI 38th. VILLA: AYEW 61st.A wonderful second-half strike from Jordan Ayew earned Barclays Premier League bottom-club Aston Villa a valuable point at Newcastle. Ayew drove into the top corner from inside the area to cancel out Fabricio Coloccini’s close-range opener. Both sides had chances to win in the closing stages, with Newcastle striker Georginio Wijnaldum and Villa’s Rudy Gestede having shots saved.SOUTHAMPTON 0TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: KANE 40th; ALLI 43rd.Harry Kane scored on his 100th Tottenham appearance, as they moved into the Barclays Premier League top four with victory at struggling Southampton. Kane broke through the Saints’ defensive line and finished coolly for a 10th goal in his past 10 games. Soon after, Dele Alli benefitted from some lax defending to score from close range and put Spurs firmly in control.STOKE CITY 1CRYSTAL PALACE 2GOALS:- STOKE: BOJAN PEN 76th. PALACE: WICKHAM PEN 45th; LEE 88th.Lee Chung-yong came off the bench to claim an 88th-minute winner for Crystal Palace at Stoke, leaving the Eagles level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham. Connor Wickham’s penalty gave Palace a first-half lead, but after Stoke levelled from the spot when Damien Delaney was punished for handball and Bojan stepped up to dispatch his fourth goal of the season, Lee found the net with a 30-yard shot which sailed past Jack Butland on 88 minutes.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2GOALS:- WBA: McAULEY 79th. BOURNEMOUTH: SMITH 52nd; DANIELD PEN 87th.Charlie Daniels’ late penalty earned Bournemouth a third successive Barclays Premier League victory at the expense of West Brom, who finished with nine men.The Baggies were a man down in the 34th minute when James McClean was shown red for scything down Adam Smith.The Cherries took the lead when Smith fired in low from 20 yards, before Gareth McAuley equalised with a header. Daniels crashed home the winner three minutes from time, before Salomon Rondon saw red for a clash with Dan Gosling.last_img read more

Laurie Foster: Good job Calabar High

first_img Add Russell ‘Midnight’ Thompson and his vivid story-telling – fiction with a sprinkling of fact – the five- or six-strong Wynter clan, all representing the black and green, and the call was like that following a Sir Garfield Sobers extra-cover drive – “not a man moved”. They all craved their ‘I was there’ status and had to be seen in the place – talk about distraction as the distant sound of a gunshot, piercing the air at intervals, indicating the start of yet another, seemingly irrelevant race. There was a cost for all this. Those highly anticipated races went by without the visual input of some of the most ardent followers of the sport. Thank you, ‘Stewie’ Spencer for passing by and bringing the group to attention as to what had been missed. It was a good day, and the hospitality of the homesters was first-class. It only needs a little fine-tuning to get the event in more spectator-friendly mode. Calabar has a tradition of excellence in the sport to uphold. Wint and McKenley started the trend, and those now in the limelight are carrying the baton, protected by a host of well-wishers. There can be no better way to concretise the tradition of the ‘Utmost for the Highest’. They were summoned to perform last Saturday, and the response was tumultuous. “Here, Sir.” Good job, Calabar! Saturday, January 23, 2016, was a significant day in the already richly endowed history of Jamaica’s track and field. It signalled the dawn of a new day in which Calabar High School hosted a track meet on a home-based, synthetic surface. The event was in honour of two of its athletic products who have etched their names in the annals of the sport around which the country has received its most global acclaim. That such prominence, privilege, and prestige should have gone to Red Hills Road was indeed fitting, given that school’s meaningful contribution to the process. The celebrants, Herb McKenley and Dr Arthur Wint, stand as the first two Jamaicans to record medals at the highest echelon of the sport. These came at the 1948 London Olympics when the country, not then an independent nation, huddled under the Union Jack, singing God Save the King, took gold (400m) and silver (800m) from Wint’s efforts, and silver (400m) from the McKenley performance. As if by a divine mandate, with the demands of history not to be denied, Saturday last was to feature a spectacle that could not have been accorded a more appropriate stage. On display, opening the year of the XXXI Olympiad, were two home-grown athletes of a more recent generation, both given to top world ranking at their age levels in the 400m, similar to Wint and McKenley. Javon Francis and Christopher Taylor have made their announcement that they would be factors to be considered when up against their global competitors. Francis took the spotlight at the 2013 Moscow World Championships after a spine-tingling anchor run in the 4x400m relay that plucked a silver medal out of nothing. His 44.00 split called to mind the gold medal, world record-breaking leg of 44.6 at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics by the undisputed great, Herb McKenley. Taylor ran to Jamaica’s only gold at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia, last year, registering 45.27, not only a national youth (Under-18) record, but the second-best ever for a 15-year-old. If ever the healthy tradition was on the doorstep of repeat greatness, the time must be now – the prospect of it being cemented, mouth-watering. That the raison d’Ítre for being present was sidelined is testimony to the atmosphere and ambiance that was the Red Hills facility on the day. The presence of old stagers in local scholastic sport, representing the administrative, supporter or on-the-field cohort, detracted somewhat from the competition, however enticing. This columnist, in several aborted attempts to take up trackside viewing advantage, was thwarted by absorbing conversation with such sporting stalwarts as Bernie Panton of a former local governing body fame and a Calabar old-timer; ‘Bowla’ Morant of mid-60’s Fortis football glory; and Devon ‘Stone Age’ Smith, who they all acknowledged to have been a fierce middle-order batsman at the host school. NOT A MAN MOVEDlast_img read more

Key signings boost Global-Cebu roster

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With a slew of talented new signings, Global Cebu looks poised to mount a serious challenge in both the Philippines Football League and in the AFC Cup starting Feb. 10.The Cebu-based side acquired former Meralco Manila players Lee Jeong-min, a defender from Korea, Curt Dizon, Daniel Gadia and Jinggoy Valmayor and Ilocos United striker Chima Uzoka as it looks to fill the void left by captain Misagh Bahadoran, who signed a lucrative deal with Perak in the Malaysian Super League.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Officiating, fans on top of Marcial’s priorities Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The excitement is palpable within the Global side as the club also welcomed a new owner in Alvin Carranza, who takes over from Dan Palami, who has opted to focus on his duties as chair of the national teams’ committee of the Philippine Football Federation.Carranza, a long time supporter of grassroots football as managing director of the Teen Azkals Foundation, Inc., has elevated Marjo Allado back as head coach, after Akbar Nawas handled the team in the second half of the season last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think the club is in good hands with Alvin (Carranza) at the helm,” said Palami.While Dennis Villanueva and Amani Aguinaldo also moved to Davao Aguilas and Ceres Negros, respectively, Global has kept several key players in goalkeeper Patrick Deyto, Rufo Sanchez, Daryl Roberts and Wesley Dos Santos. View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Global attracted the biggest crowd in the PFL last season when 5,300 fans showed up for their clash against Visayas rival, Ceres-Negros, at Cebu City Sports Center.Having already established a strong connection with the Cebuano crowd, Global hopes it could make another deep run in the AFC Cup, while giving Ceres a run for its PFL crown.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Pres. Sirleaf Freezes LTA Account

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has frozen the accounts of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority, (LTA) headed by Angelique Weeks.The Liberian leader also suspended the US$1 million lease agreement between LTA and a Chinese construction company, Qinjian International, for a building LTA intended to secure as office. President Sirleaf took the decision to freeze the account of the LTA on Tuesday February 4, 2014Though the release from the Executive Mansion indicates that the LTA “intends” to secure the building as office space, credible sources have it that LTA has indeed relocated its offices to where they are paying a steeper figure in the range of $385,000 per year for the lease of the property.Sources said that consolidating all their employees in one location rather than three or four, cuts down on the number of security personnel; the cost of generator and fuel at the previous premises.The building in question is located on the Congo Town back road, around the Chinese Embassy. The LTA last week left its 12th street headquarters and relocated in the Congo Town area, a move that may have been done without the consent of the Liberian leader.The process of leasing the building, it is strongly believed, was approved by the Public Procurement Concessions Commission, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice, but the President might have preferred being informed of the move.The Finance Ministry, according to one source, was fully involved with the lease-agreement, as it had to approve the expenditure. The Justice Ministry was involved as well, since the lease involved a private party and a government entity.  “The PPCC had been on board from the beginning, to make sure we followed procedures as stipulated in the guidelines.  We have no problem renting from legitimate landlords who pay taxes to government, the source said.The LTA earlier had leased three buildings at three different locations, prior to its last-week move.  While not cheap, the new location allows the LTA to foster greater unity among employees and provide an excellent area for the International Gateway Monitoring System that takes up an entire floor.It was indicated that the West Africa Regional Communications Project was also relocating to the site in March. “The cost of the move was budgeted and approved in our 2013-2014 budget.We have been very transparent about this whole procedure pursuant to the PPCC Act.  We looked at other buildings and considered other locations before the final choice was made,” a source said.Asked why the LTA does not just purchase a building or buy and build, we were told that they intend to find a location that will allow them to accommodate their growing staff, as well as for Spectrum Monitoring equipment.  ‘We would prefer to build but we have to find the right location to allow for expansion and growth.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Knights of Columbus Bantam Flyers finish year with win

first_imgNolan Logan got the ball rolling with the game’s opening goal, winning an offensive zone face off, allowing Gavin Gould to get a shot on net. Gould’s shot created a rebound, which Logan located and popped in the back of the net.The Flyers added to their 1-0 lead roughly five minutes into the second, when Nolan Legace scored off the rush. Legace’s goal seemed to spark the offensive fire for the Flyers, as Brysan Ekund scored four minutes later to improve the score to 3-0 in favour of Fort St. John.Alex Hartman completed the scoring while the Flyers were on the power play, snapping the puck over the Dawson Creek net minder’s shoulder for a final score of 4-0.- Advertisement -Lane Delfs’ performance in net and his team’s strong play helped the goalie earned the shutout.The Knights of Columbus Flyers will next hit home ice on Jan.20, 2012 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. Both games will be played at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.last_img read more

Huskies split weekend home games

first_imgThe Huskies were able to rebound on Sunday with a win over Sexsmith. After a scoreless first period, Brennan Billey got the Huskies on the board two minutes into the second. Dylan Apsassin added two goals and an assist, while Luke McInerney chipped in a pair of goals, as the Huskies powered to a 7-3 win. The third period also saw four fights break out. Jesse Disher fought Spencer Jebb, Colby Ames fought Shane McLaughlin, Robbie Sidhu fought Carson Ewing, and Tyson Pederson fought Cody Stevenson. The Huskies remain in second place in the NWJHL standings, with a 6-2-1 record.  They play a single game next weekend – Saturday night in Beaverlodge.Advertisement The Huskies remain in second place in the NWJHL standings, after a 1-1 weekend. On Saturday night, the Huskies hosted the league-leading Whitecourt Wolverines.   In the only previous matchup this season, the Wolverines beat the Huskies 5-1 in Whitecourt. On Saturday, the Huskies got into penalty trouble, particularly in the second period, when Whitecourt scored three powerplay goals in a span of five minutes, to take a 4-0 lead. – Advertisement -The Huskies began to claw back into the game, sparked by Cody Kalb’s top line.  Kalb himself scored two goals and an assist to narrow the gap to 4-3 Whitecourt. But, with seven minutes remaining in the third, Grady McMann added an insurance goal for the Wolverines.   Corbin Gavin added a late goal, giving Whitecourt a 6-3 win. The Wolverines added a 9-2 win in Dawson Creek on Sunday, to extend their record to a perfect 10-0.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man to be sentenced after admitting sex assault in caravan

first_imgA man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a female at a caravan at Kinnegar, Rathmullan.The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, admitted the assault which happened on June 11th, 2016. Retired detective Garda Bosco Gallagher told Letterkenny Circuit Court he had arrested the man after the female told another family member about the assault.The court heard how the accused and the victim were lying on a bed in the caravan when the man touched her inappropriately.The female said she initially pretended to be asleep but as the man continued to touch her she jumped off the bed.He apologised but then asked her to come and lie down beside him again but she refused.The court was told that the man had been already punished by his family who wanted nothing to do with him since the incident.His barrister added that his client was deeply ashamed of what he had done and that he is experiencing daily punishment on a daily basis inside his own head and within his family dynamic.The man acknowledged that the sexual assault had happened and that he is sorry about it, added his barrister.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the case until next Wednesday for sentencing.Man to be sentenced after admitting sex assault in caravan was last modified: December 10th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:caravancourtdonegalRathmullansex assaultlast_img read more

Cllr McGowan makes St Joseph’s his number one election issue

first_imgCathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal District, Cllr Patrick McGowan has says he will be campaigning on the issue of St Josephs hospital during the forthcoming Council Elections, now only eight weeks away.As the person responsible for initiating this the campaign in 2016 when St Josephs was threatened with closure/replacement, I worked tirelessly with the committee and have attended every meeting over the last three years.“I will be putting the retention of long & short term beds in St Josephs as my top priority for the next couple of years.” Councillor McGowan was one of more than a thousand people who gathered at the weekend to protest about the future of the facility.He added “Democracy in this country is being eroded by the secrecy within the HSE and the Department of Health and the lies being repeatedly fed to us by Ministers.“Despite repeated promises from Government we have no HIQA report nor have we seen any proposal or plans to upgrade St Josephs or indeed the promised funding.“I proposed from the outset that we need a small extension built to the existing St Josephs hospital and the existing hospital renovated and future-proofed to HIQA standards.” He added that Lifford Hospital also deserves the public’s support as all this uncertainty is bad for staff, patients and public alike.And he warned “I intend to be a thorn in the side of those who think that we will lie down quietly while they diminish our essential services.”Cllr McGowan makes St Joseph’s his number one election issue was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cllr patrick McGowanST JOSEPHSStranolrartwin townslast_img read more

New South African telescope to promote the sciences

first_img21 August 2015Exploring the mysteries of the universe – and the awe we have for it – has been brought one step closer following the installation of a state-of-the-art telescope on North West University’s Mahikeng campus.Professor Thebe Medupe, who is in charge of the Mahikeng Astronomical Observatory, said that while the telescope was only 40cm in diameter, it would not only benefit students at the university, but would also have a profound impact on the lives of South Africans.The observatory was unveiled on August 1. There are four interesting things about this device:• It will be used to create more interest in science and technology.Medupe said it was critical that the telescope be used for community outreach. “We have a shortage of people in science. Given the fact that it is in a semi-rural area [in Mahikeng], the appeal of the telescope is very important in drawing people, and making them interested in science and technology.”• Members of the public are able to gaze into the heavens.Medupe said at least two sessions had already been held, at which people were able to get up close with the moon, as well as planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Venus, with the help of a guide. More sessions would be held.• It helps to scratch humanity’s existential itch.“It appeals to all members of the public. Looking through the telescope helps deal with questions that people ask themselves, like ‘where did we come from and where are we going’. Astronomy deals with those questions,” Medupe said.• University students and school pupils will be able to look through it, from anywhere in the country, through a camera on the telescope.“This is very innovative,” Medupe said. “Once it is fully set-up, with our permission, you will be able to steer the telescope remotely to observe what you want to observe.”The observatory wanted to collaborate with schools around the country for sessions with the telescope, as well as to use it to assist physics students in institutions such as the University of Venda and the University of Zululand.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Your Swag is an Extension of Your Brand, So Don’t Neglect It

first_imgTrends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Tags:#brand#marketing Related Posts AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Deanna RitchieManaging Editor at ReadWrite How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Deanna is the Managing Editor at ReadWrite. Previously she worked as the Editor in Chief for Startup Grind and has over 20+ years of experience in content development. The true origins of the word swag are unknown. Swag means a few different things, but in the corporate world it typically refers to promotional products. You know, that stuff you get handed when you walk around the expo hall at conferences. All those pens, flash drives, stickers, and cheap sunglasses are used as giveaways with the hopes of promoting the company’s brand. The question becomes, do those types of goods provide value? Or do most of those items end up in the trash can at the exit door? Truthfully it’s the latter. So why do companies spend so much time and money on promotional products nobody wants or uses? In a whopping $40 billion industry one would think there’s a solution that offers a simple way to purchase high quality swag. That’s where co-founders Jeremy Parker and Joshua Orbach saw their opportunity, and swag.com was born. Focus on Quality over QuantityHere’s the bottom line. When your swag is premium, your brand is premium. Conversely, poor quality swag sends a bad message to not only the public but also your team. Unless you’re a household name like Nike or Apple, there’s a slim chance someone is going to stick your company logo on the back of their laptop. Pens? Flash drives? Who uses flash drives anymore? The point is, low quality swag is not only harmful to your brand but it also to your bank account. Think of swag as you’d think of your own products or services. In consumer software, companies are laser focused on iterating their products to fit customer preferences. They build things that people want to use. Same should go for your swag. Purchase branded items that people will use and want to keep. The longer the item is used, the more exposure for your brand. Building the Better PlatformThe platform is simple. Create the easiest way for brands to customize high quality products. “We’ve streamlined the entire buyer experience, making it really easy to find what you are looking for, design and buy it, in a matter of seconds.” Parker explains. He also mentions, “swag.com curates the best of what’s out there. Over 95% of the products we tested didn’t make the cut.” Quality starts from within and Parker and Orbach strive to practice what they preach. The platform offers exclusive products like Knomo London, Bellroy, and Incase and have patent-pending color detection software that not only detects the number of colors when you upload your logo, but the closest Pantone matches. The company was founded in 2016 and has seen a massive 300% growth year over year since then. They’ve inked deals with thousands of customers including the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google, WeWork, Netflix, and more. The startup is also backed by Uncommon Denominator, the same investors behind Dollar Shave Club and Boxed. Needless to say, they are surely making a dent in the industry. What’s Next?While they have sustained amazing success so far, co-founders Orbach and Parker have their work cut out for them. Competitors like CustomInk have dominated the promotional products space for quite some time. It can be very tough to compete in a market where your competition can “out-market” you at every corner. That said, Parker and Orbach are confident that they have the better solution, not only in terms of their platform and the products that they offer but their vision altogether. The two don’t plan to slow down anytime soon and will continue to chip away at the $40 billion promotional product industry one piece of swag at a time. last_img read more