Chelsea and City seek to restore home advantage

first_imgBy Steve TongueLast season’s top two, Chelsea and Manchester City, are keen to reverse the most striking statistic of the new Premier League season this weekend – and they are not the only ones.Of the 30 matches played in the opening three rounds, only six have resulted in home wins, with more than twice as many going the way of the visitors, while the other 11 have been drawn.Even at such an early stage of the campaign, leaders City are one of just three teams with a 100 per cent home record – Swansea City and Liverpool being the others – though each have played just one home match so far.Having beaten champions Chelsea 3-0 in their only game at the Etihad Stadium, City will be confident of seeing off Watford for their fourth successive win of the campaign (5pm), although Quique Flores’ promoted side are unbeaten in the league, having drawn all three matches.Chelsea, undefeated at home in winning the title last season, suffered an opening-day setback at Stamford Bridge this time when goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was sent off and Swansea City held them to a 2-2 draw.Last weekend captain John Terry was dismissed at West Bromwich Albion, so he will miss the London derby with fifth-placed Crystal Palace (5pm).Swansea won their only home game to date, against Newcastle, but now face a tougher task with a visit on Sunday from Manchester United (6pm), who must hope there is no hangover from Wednesday’s Champions League qualifying rout of Club Brugge.Liverpool will be confident of beating West Ham (5pm), whose dreadful record at Anfield suggests their supporters should save the train fare – the Londoners have not won there since 1963, 42 games ago.Arsenal’s form exemplifies the unusual trend of home and away results. They go to Newcastle in the early Saturday match (2.45pm) after failing to score in two games at the Emirates but having won their only game on the road.Equally unexpected is the fact that Bournemouth and unbeaten Leicester City, both widely regarded as relegation material, have belied expectations ahead of their meeting on the south coast (5pm).West Brom manager Tony Pulis returns to one of his old clubs, Stoke City, for a meeting of two teams that have yet to win (5pm).Like West Ham at Liverpool, it is a trip that bottom-of-the-table Albion do not relish – a victory there in 2012 was their first for 30 years.The other teams hoping to improve the overall ratio of home wins this term are Aston Villa against Sunderland (5pm), Tottenham Hostpur versus Everton (7.30pm) and, on Sunday, Southampton against Norwich City (3.30pm).last_img read more

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Social unity cannot be obtained by simply offering lip service

first_imgDear Editor,It is with much vagueness that the Leader of the People’s National Congress (PNC) and the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President of Guyana, David Granger, for some time, has been caressing the media circuit and public events, intimating and advocating for a more inclusive kind of Government and governance but does so without providing any specific feature of this idea.Many are of the belief that Granger’s apprehension to delve deeper into his “own” idea may be due to his inability to come to terms with his own history and that of the PNC, and understanding where it all fits into an ever-changing, ever-evolving 21st  Century reality. One may even venture to say that his reason for not expanding beyond the banner of “National Unity” and “Social Cohesion” to offer a draft of its framework or road map is, perhaps, because he cannot or does not know what it is or how to get us there.Moreover, there is reason to suspect that the President intelligently avoids developing and conveying specificity out of fear of society rejecting such ideas not on the basis of newness, rather society’s rejection might be based on its familiarity and personal experience with the kind of divisive politics practised by his idol, Burnham, and by other PNC leaders.Furthermore, while in Opposition, successive PNC leaders had sermonised various concepts intended to camouflage and/or accompany another agenda;  whether it be “shared governance”, “national unity”, or “social cohesion”, these are ideas that are put forward in conjunction with a kind of obstructionist adventurism and/or counterproductive campaigns against the State. Consequently, now that power has been achieved and they have successfully taken control of the State such false consciousness and mystification will in turn be employed as representing the interests of the whole of society and act as justification for any and all aggression on the Guyanese populace, including their political representatives.In the minds of PNC’s upper echelon concepts of national unity, shared governance, and social cohesion are only servants of a conniving political agenda to secure and maintain power. It is a rebrand of Burnham’s ‘One Nation’ concept, an idea that died with its architect; an idea that failed because there was never any substantive effort to ensure its success.Besides, Guyanese are, for the most part, a unified people, who gleefully embrace each other’s culture and aspirations of human development and financial prosperity to such a great degree that we have come to rely upon one another for the realisation of those aspirations. Therefore, it is not that we are without flaw, but to suggest that social unity and economic prosperity can be attained simply by offering lip service to murky political notions is preposterous.Yours truly,Cleon Maughnlast_img read more

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Tiger Woods shoots 73, 5 over for 36 holes, misses cut at PGA

first_imgLATEST STORIES Down came his leg. A groan rose from the crowd. And Woods was all but done for the week.The Masters champion shot a 3-over 73 at Bethpage Black in the second round to finish at 5 over for 36 holes and miss the cut by one stroke. It’s the first time Woods has missed the cut at a major in the same year he won a major since 2006.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“You know,” he told reporters afterward, “I’m the Masters champion and 43 years old and that’s a pretty good accomplishment.” Then came three straight bogeys to start the back nine, followed by a birdie that left him at 4 over. The projected cut line moved to 4 over while he was standing on the 14th green, but he missed a 12-foot par putt and fell to 5 under, then failed to make up any ground on the way in.After putting out on No. 18, he shook hands with playing partner Brooks Koepka, who was 5 under on Friday and 12 under for 36 holes. The defending champion will take a seven-stroke lead into the weekend as he tries to win his fourth major in two years, but the fans below chanted “Tiger!” as the players walked across the bridge to the clubhouse.Those with tickets to the third and fourth round won’t get a chance to cheer for him.Woods will try again for his 16th major victory at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in June. The British Open is a month later at Royal Portrush.He turns 44 in December.“There’s no reason why I can’t get up to speed again and crank it back up,” Woods said. “I’ve got to start feeling a little bit better first before that happens. We’ll do that first and then start cranking it back up again.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tiger Woods reacts as he walks off the 7th green during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Friday, May 17, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Tiger Woods gave a hop with his left leg and prepared to pump his fist as his birdie putt rolled toward the 17th hole in the PGA Championship on Friday.Then the ball kept on rolling.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a nice problem to have,” Woods said. “I’ve enjoyed being the Masters champion again, and the PGA was a quick turnaround, and unfortunately I just didn’t play well. As I said, I didn’t do all the little things I need to do correctly to post good scores and put myself in position to shoot good scores.”Asked if he might have benefited from playing more between the majors, Woods alluded to an illness that kept him from competing.“Just don’t feel well and just not able to do it,” he said. “Thought resting would be better, so I would have energy to play.”But he needed more than energy to make it to the weekend on the punishing par-70, 7,459-yard course. After shooting a 72 in the opening round — already nine strokes off the lead — he hit just three fairways on Friday, his fewest at a PGA since the final round in 2010.It started on his very first hole, when he sent his drive into the gallery far to the left of the fairway, causing fans to part and clear a path for his approach to the green. He went into the greenside bunker but got up-and-down from about 5 feet to save par.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu MOST READ Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila cardcenter_img Woods said he had not been feeling well since winning at Augusta National last month — his 15th major tournament victory, but his first since 2008. So he decided to rest to get ready for the PGA, which moved up on the calendar to May this year for the first time since 1949. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Warriors remain optimistic Kevin Durant will return in postseason Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He wasn’t so lucky on the second, when he went into the rough on the right and took the safe way out by chipping onto the fairway. The bogey put him at 3 over and flirting with the cut line for the first time.He found some safety with an 18-foot putt for birdie on the sixth hole, then gave it right back with a three-putt from 6 feet on the seventh. A birdie on No. 9 — thanks to a 39-foot putt — gave him another chance to make the weekend. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan votinglast_img read more

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DDTV – DONEGAL PLAYS ITS PART AS 9/11 EXHIBITION ARRIVES IN ISRAEL

first_imgDonegal man Paul McCormack has brought his 9/11 exhibition around the world to commemorate those killed in the attack on the Twin Towers.The exhibition recently opened in Israel and the former New York police chief from the Twin Towns played a major part. Simply click to view. DDTV – DONEGAL PLAYS ITS PART AS 9/11 EXHIBITION ARRIVES IN ISRAEL was last modified: May 24th, 2014 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:9/11donegalexhibitionIsraellast_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” will meet, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125. Community Mixer to kick off the annual Arthritis Walk, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Valencia Acura, 23955 Creekside Road, Valencia. The event is scheduled for April 30. Call Terri Soto at (818) 995-7378. Lions Club will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Winter pajama story time, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Santa Clarita chapter of the Los Angeles Opera League will meet, 7 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Service Center, 24271 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Olga Joseau at (661) 297-3086. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Hal Robson-Kanu winner gives Wales historic result against Slovakia

first_imgHamsik had the goal at his mercy and drove his shot past Ward, but Ben Davies had managed to recover to produce a superb goal-line clearance. It was a huge let-off for Wales but they were ahead not long after when a foul by Patrik Hrosovsky on Jonathan Williams nearly 30 yards out gave them a free-kick. Bale lined up the kick and, although it was not in the corner of the goal, it still had too much power and dip to beat the outstretched hand of Kozacik. The goal threw Slovakia out of their stride after such a promising start and Aaron Ramsey forced a straightforward save from Kozacik. Wales were protecting Ward well and Slovakia wasted their own free-kick opportunity when Juraj Kucka fired over from 30 yards. Martin Skrtel’s uncompromising challenge on Williams left Wales claiming a penalty, but Norwegian referee Svein Oddvar Moen was not interested in the appeals and waved play on. Slovakia finished the opening half on top and they had the first chance of the second period when Robert Mak sprang the offside trap. Mak burst on to Vladimir Weiss’ raking pass but was unable to control his shot. Bale almost scored a second two minutes later when he met Allen’s cross and Kozacik had to scramble across his line to save by the post. But Slovakia were taking a grip of proceedings and a double substitution paid off instantly. Mak broke between the lines and he slipped a pass to Duda, whose firm left-footed shot gave Ward no chance to make it 1-1. Ward was involved again when he had to beat away Kucka’s powerful effort with James Chester on hand to clear the danger. Coleman responded with a double substitution of his own to stem the Slovakia flow, with Joe Ledley back five weeks after fracturing his leg and Robson-Kanu also sent on after injury. The switch almost worked immediately as Robson-Kanu swung over a cross for the unmarked Ramsey eight yards out. But the Arsenal midfielder got under the ball and sent his header over Kozacik’s crossbar. Wales had altered the balance of play, though, and Ledley’s pass allowed Ramsey to run at the heart of the Slovakia defence. Ramsey seemed to stumble but the ball broke to Robson-Kanu and, although his shot was scuffed, it found its way through the legs of Jan Durica and past Kozacik.  Slovakia were not finished, though, and substitute Adam Nemec headed against the post four minutes from time. But Wales held on for a famous win which sees them take a huge stride towards the knock-out stages.  The Liverpool man was called in at the 11th hour after first-choice stopper Wayne Hennessey suffered a back spasm on the eve of the game.  Wales supporters had arrived in their thousands at the Stade de Bordeaux to witness the end of a 58-year wait to see the nation play at a major tournament. Chris Coleman’s side had failed to win any of their four friendlies since securing qualification, but Real Madrid forward Bale had not started any of those games and his presence in attack was a more than welcome sight.  In a group which also features England and Russia, it was Slovakia who almost scored from the game’s first attack when Marek Hamsik dispossessed Bale and left several Wales defenders trailing in his wake.  Wales started their Euro 2016 campaign in style with a 2-1 victory over Slovakia in Bordeaux. Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu was the hero in Bordeaux as he latched on to a loose ball 10 minutes from time and finish past Matus Kozacik in the Slovakia goal. Gareth Bale had earlier given Wales a 10th-minute lead with a trademark free-kick, the 20th goal for his country, but substitute Ondrej Duda equalised just after the hour mark as Slovakia began to turn the screw.  However, Robson-Kanu – a striker currently without a club – supplied a dramatic end to a game in which Wales had to defend for their lives at times and protect back-up goalkeeper Danny Ward. last_img read more

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Indiana State Police Release “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Results”

first_imgRecently, the Indiana State Police, the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute participated in the national and statewide 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization which occurred Aug. 12 through Sept. 5.Officers from more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies, and thousands more across the country, conducted high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers against drinking and driving.Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is an annual enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to Indiana State Police from the Traffic Safety division of ICJI.Officers worked overtime to conduct sobriety patrols and checkpoints around the clock.According to ICJI, in 2015, there were 4,828 alcohol-impaired collisions in Indiana, resulting in 92 fatalities.This is a 26.5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-impaired collisions, and a 9 percent decrease in resulting fatalities, from 2014.The below information is Indiana State Police statistics only and do not include local law enforcement agencies results.The statistical information is from August 12th through September 5th.• Traffic citations: 1,132• Warning citations: 1,059• DUI defendants: 11• Police services: 98• Crashes investigated: 3• Criminal arrests: 53• Felony arrests: 13• Suspended license arrests: 65• Seatbelt citations: 522• Child restraint citations: 18Indiana law enforcement agencies have been actively involved in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign for over 20 years.For more information regarding the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization campaign, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.last_img read more

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Mainspring Picks Up Second Brownfield Property

first_imgOngoing efforts to revitalize the Franklin River District gained momentum this week when Mainspring Conservation Trust acquired another .67 acres in the heart of the area.The regional land trust purchased the former Simpson Gas and Oil Company at 544 East Main Street, directly across from Mainspring’s Franklin office. Mainspring has entered into a brownfields agreement with the North Carolina Division of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to redevelop the former petroleum distribution facility into green space that will complement the historic  Nikwasi Mound.A brownfield site is defined as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” Simpson Gas and Oil sold kerosene, fuel, oil, gasoline and diesel from 1951 to the mid-2000s.“This acquisition has been in the works for more than two years,” says Ben Laseter, Mainspring Associate Director. “After we went through the extensive learning process of working with state and federal agencies on the brownfield property next door to our office, we felt like we could use that knowledge with other contaminated properties that affect significant cultural sites or properties with high conservation values. This property made perfect sense; it’s close to the Little Tennessee River, near Nikwasi Mound, and can help improve Franklin’s aesthetic at the eastern entrance to downtown.”Laseter says projects like this could not be successful without the critical support of hundreds of individual donors to Mainspring, state and federal environmental agencies, and local entities, including the Town of Franklin, Macon County, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. “When stakeholders, funders, and governments are willing to help Mainspring bring dollars into the economy to help us purchase, clean up and restore important lands, we have the ability to think outside the box, and that makes a huge impact in our region.”Mainspring is currently pursuing grant funding for cleanup of the site, which it hopes to complete in 2019.last_img read more

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#Nextchat RECAP: The Perception Gap You Can’t Afford to Ignore

first_imgOn February 21, @shrmnextchat chatted with Joyce Maroney, founder and executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos about The Perception Gap You Can’t Afford to Ignore. If you missed this excellent chat about what it will take for employers to fix the perception gap that’s affecting engagement across the globe, you can read all the tweets here or below:  [View the story “Nextchat RECAP: The Perception Gap You Can’t Afford to Ignore” on Storify]last_img

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Half.com Offers iPhone App to Find Cheap Textbooks On The Go

first_imgWith college students around the country heading back to school in the coming weeks, the hunt for cheap textbooks is on. If you’ve ever spent a couple hundred collars on a single book, only to read a few chapters and put the book back on the shelf, then you know the unique sticker shock that comes with shopping for text books each semester.A new iPhone app by Half.com could help students quickly find cheap alternatives to college bookstores with barcode scanning and and the ability to purchase items directly from the iPhone app.Half.com is an Ebay-owned company that specializes in books, DVDS, CDs, video games and more, with many of the products – as indicated by the name – offered at 50% of the original retail price. According to the company’s release, the majority of items sold on Half.com are textbooks.The app, just released for the iPhone and available for free in the App Store, has a number of useful features, most notably barcode scanning. The app also saves payment and shipping information to make buying through the app more seamless. Users of the app can set standard criteria for their searches, such as the condition of the item and seller feedback, limiting search results to just those items they might purchase. The integration of barcode scanning is a first for Ebay’s mobile apps and follows a June acquisition of iPhone barcode scanning application RedLaser. Take a look at the video for some highlights on an app we’re willing to bet will explode in popularity among the college student population in the coming days and weeks. mike melanson Related Posts Tags:#Apple#e-commerce#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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