Chelsea go seven clear

first_imgLONDON (AP):Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought in style to help Chelsea open up a seven-point lead in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over Southampton yesterday.The second-half double halted a barren run that began shortly after a reported dispute at the club as Costa was linked with a move to the financially-flush Chinese Super League.Even as the goals dried up and the uncertainty about Costa’s future persisted, manager Antonio Conte never doubted his striker’s ability to make an impact in the title run-in.important goal”For the forward, it’s very important to score … because the goal is your life,” Conte said. “But for me, I always said that I’m very pleased for his commitment, for his work for the team, because he’s always working for the team.”Costa was heavily involved as early as the fifth minute at Stamford Bridge when he set up Eden Hazard’s opener. After Gary Cahill restored Chelsea’s lead, Costa scored two contrasting goals in the second half.last_img read more

LeBron’s home loyalty could push him to re-sign with Cavs

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 And while his fanatical response said a lot about James and his allegiance to the Indians, so did the tight, black T-shirt he wore on that unseasonably warm November night.It said: “Cleveland Or Nowhere.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAs the sports world waits to see where the three-time champion intends to play next season and beyond, there remains the real possibility that James could choose to stay in Cleveland, his hoops home for 11 of the past 15 years and where this Northeast Ohio son shares a unique and profound connection with fans who have followed him since his teens.James has other options: Los Angeles (salary-cap space for another star, Magic Johnson in charge), Houston (a chance to play on a super team with MVP James Harden), Philadelphia (young stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid), and maybe more. But, as has always been the case for James, home will pull at his heart.For the longest time, the perception was that once James ended Cleveland’s 52-year title drought in 2016, he would leave again as soon as he could. That doesn’t seem to be a slam dunk any longer.By Friday, James is expected to make his first move and likely decline a $35.6 million contract option for next season with the Cavs, who are hoping their past loyalties to the 33-year-old and his own sentimental attachments — family, legacy — will keep him in Cleveland.Unlike his free-agency forays in 2010 and 2014, James will not meet with prospective teams. He’s letting agent Rich Paul and his other representatives handle the business side of things as he vacations with family and makes up his mind.Months ago, James’ connection with the Cavs seemed broken, hopeless. Last summer’s shocking trade of All-Star Kyrie Irving, the team’s failed attempt to integrate guard Isaiah Thomas, a lack of playmakers, assorted injuries and coach Tyronn Lue’s medical issues contributed to James appearing ready to pull up stakes again and pursue championships elsewhere.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Wizards send Marcin Gortat to Clippers for Austin Rivers View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ “I will still continue to be in championship mode,” he said. “When I decide what I’m going to do with my future, my family and the folks that have been with me for the last 20 years will have a say-so. Then it ultimately will come down to me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, LeBron James watches during the eighth inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs in Cleveland. As the sports world waits to see where the three-time champion intends to play next season and beyond, there remains the real possibility that James could choose to stay in Cleveland, his hoops home for 11 of the past 15 years and where this Northeast Ohio son shares a unique and profound connection with fans who have followed him since his teens. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)LeBron James sprung to his feet and screamed along with thousands of delirious Cleveland fans.When Indians outfielder Rajai Davis connected off Chicago Cubs reliever Aroldis Chapman for a tying home run in the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, James came unglued and reacted the way he might after a monstrous dunk or back-breaking 3-pointer in the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But a funny thing happened on the way to the NBA Finals.James was boosted by general manager Koby Altman’s drastic-and-dramatic roster overhaul at the trading deadline, and despite a lack of cohesion and Vegas odds makers labeling the Cavs as underdogs, Cleveland advanced to a fourth straight summer showdown with Golden State, surviving two Game 7s and sweeping the top-seeded Toronto Raptors along the way.Of course, James did all the heavy lifting. He played in all 82 regular-season games and had perhaps his best postseason, averaging 34 points, 9.1 rebounds and 9.0 assists while making a pair of buzzer-beating shots and doing all he could in a Finals sweep that could have been much different if Cleveland had not lost Game 1 in overtime.“He gave his heart and soul, die-hard energy, commitment to this team, to this franchise, to the city, to Northeast Ohio,” Altman said last week after the Cavs drafted Alabama guard Collin Sexton, who quickly raised some eyebrows by choosing to wear No. 2, Irving’s number for six seasons with Cleveland. “It was an historical year and probably one of the best postseason runs of all time. We’re very, very fortunate to have him here and what he gave to this franchise this year was nothing short of remarkable.“We don’t take that for granted at all.”And it’s why the Cavs haven’t surrendered from the fight to keep him.Owner Dan Gilbert, whose relationship with James remains tricky if not rocky, has displayed a willingness to spend whatever’s necessary to keep his team championship competitive. That’s unlikely to change whether James extends his second stint with Cleveland.In a recent Business Insider podcast, Gilbert referred to James as a “partner,” an acknowledgment by the billionaire to what the superstar he once criticized means to his franchise.The appeal for James to stay home is different now than it was eight years ago when he bolted for Miami. He’s more mature, and with three children and a burgeoning business empire, his priorities, responsibilities and goals are different.After the Warriors finished their Finals sweep of the Cavs, James revealed an injured right hand but an unchanged view of the next phase of his career. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Is Govt really sincere when it says it has a clear outlook for the…

first_imgDear Editor,Today, as President David Granger and his Government says the Administration has a clear policy regarding the sugar industry, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU), and more so the wider Guyanese public, cannot, and should not, ignore that it has been several months since the State-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), the single largest employer in the land, has met at the level of the Board.Following the surreptitious transfer of GuySuCo shares to NICIL at the end of 2017, the Government-holding company in a statement on February 25, advised that the Dr Clive Thomas-led Board was dissolved with effect from February 14, among other things. That announcement was followed up by a full-page coloured advertisement in all the dailies on March 15 at which time the Guyanese public was informed that a new Board, headed by Colvin Heath-London, was appointed. That advertisement indicated that the Government approved the Heath-London-headed Board on February 26, 2018. But swiftly and surprisingly following that advertisement there was the almost instantaneous denial by the Government. The Administration’s chief spokesperson, Minister of State Joseph Harmon in the March 16, Guyana Times was quoted saying “…this was a matter that was engaging the Cabinet and it still is”. Seemingly, it was an indication that someone jumped the gun.But while Minister Harmon was saying one thing, the March 11 another section of the media not only reported, but provided evidence – in the form of a Cabinet memorandum – which, among other things, purportedly bears Minister Harmon’s signature and which confirmed the appointment of the Board as per the NICIL advertisement. As the drama unfolded, the Guyanese people next heard from Agriculture Minister Noel Holder who, according to an April 27 in another media report, reportedly said NICIL “…might not have been properly advised about who is responsible for naming a board for the Guyana Sugar Corporation”. The Minister, in that same article, is quoted to say “[t]he Minister of Agriculture answers to Parliament for what happens to GuySuCo. I am accountable to this nation for its activities. Therefore, the Minister of Agriculture should have responsibility for GuySuCo; therefore the Minister of Agriculture should appoint the Board of GuySuCo”. This, ironically, is the same Minister Holder that is quoted in the February 22 as saying “GuySuCo is vested in National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).So anyhow, with Minister Holder charged with naming the new Board, he told the public, according to the April 27 media report, that “…Cabinet hoped to appoint a new Board before the end of April [2018]”. So, the Agriculture Minister, may be trying to pull the wool over our eyes, tells us on April 27 that he and his colleagues would have settled the GuySuCo Board in three days. Let’s give the Minister the benefit of the doubt. But, as funny as it were, the comical situation didn’t end there, as Minister Holder, according to the June 4 media report, reportedly said “[b]y the end of this month [June, 2018], the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will have a new Board in place…”. Then the comedy of errors continued when, according to the July 5 Guyana Times, Minister Holder, who apparently was attending a Cabinet meeting when the newspaper contacted him, said “…they [the Government] could make an announcement soon…”.The laughable, yet serious, situation persisted when INews reported on August 6 that Minister of State Joseph Harmon said on the matter “…the long awaited Board will be installed by the end of next week”. Finally, we see the arrival of the star of the show, President David Granger who, according to the September 3 Guyana Times, is quoted at his August 31 press conference to have said “[w]e are selecting a Board of Directors; the members of which would be more knowledgeable in sugar production… we need to have a serious Board…”. The President’s statements indeed are what is needed once the reputable and competent persons can be found but, at the same time, brings us no closer to dealing with the matter at hand. So while thumbs, from all appearances, are being twiddled, the GuySuCo has borrowed $30 billion towards financing its resuscitation and there is no Board to guide or even overlook the process. We ask is the Government really sincere when it says it has a clear outlook for the sugar industry? From our vantage point the reality paints a very different picture. This story of the appointment of the GuySuCo Board, in our sincere view, has the makings of a great Shakespearian play.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

Team B.C. 2-1 at Canadian Juniors in Quebec

first_imgSHAWINIGAN, QUE. – Sterling Middleton and his curling team from B.C. have posted a 2-1 at the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships.The team opened the tournament on Saturday with a 6-4 win over Saskatchewan before dropping a match versus Nova Scotia on Sunday 5-2. They rebounded later that night with a resounding 12-4 victory over Yukon.Currently, in play B.C. leads Team Quebec 3-2 through six ends.- Advertisement -Middleton’s team sits tied for third with Quebec in their division with two games remaining after today’s clash. The top three teams advancing to the playoff round.For more Team B.C. schedule details visit:!/competitions/3377last_img

More than 500,000 pieces of children’s jewelry with lead recalled

first_imgWASHINGTON – More than a half-million pieces of Chinese-made children’s jewelry contaminated with lead are being recalled, it was announced Wednesday. The recalled merchandise involves 205,000 pieces sold by Family Dollar Stores Inc., 200,000 pieces sold by Michaels Stores Inc., 43,000 charm bracelets and tack pin sets sold by Big Lots Inc. and 45,000 stretchable bracelets imported by Cherrydale Fundraising LLC, 10,400 necklaces and bracelets manufactured by Colossal Jewelry & Accessories Inc., and 4,500 necklace and earring sets made by La Femme NY 2 Inc., officials announced. The enforcement action was a cooperative effort by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CPSC said it was tipped about the hazardous jewerly by Cuomo’s office. In addition to the recall, a number of retailers, including Big Lots and Michaels, agreed in a settlement to immediately stop sales of lead-tainted jewelry. “Today’s metal jewelry recalls are a good example of when CPSC partners with a state agency that shares our commitment to protecting children from products with dangerous lead,” spokesman Scott Wolfson said. “Metal jewelry is a product where one child has died in the past and others have suffered lead poisoning.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsA total of 507,900 pieces were involved in the recall. The CPSC works with companies to issue recalls when it finds consumer goods that can be harmful. Most such recalls are voluntary. Under current regulations, children’s products found to have more than .06 percent lead are usually subject to a recall, in which the company must reimburse consumers for the value of the product, provide a replacement or offer a repair.last_img read more


first_imgThe first steps have been taken in the effort to have the Metropolitan Area Networks’s for broadband lit in Buncrana and Carndonagh, Deputy Charlie McConlogue now believes.His comments came following a successful public meeting last night in Buncrana, which was organised by Deputy McConalogue and where local businesses and public sector organisations where represented along with other public representatives.Commenting on the meeting McConalogue said, “It was a productive meeting in that it was about communicating the benefits of the networks to organisations. “Niall Beirne, the e|net representative gave us a full overview of where the networks are currently at. It was informative and it highlighted the further need to work together to make the business case to have the MAN’s lit”.“By working together we can not only communicate the benefits of the networks but also work towards bringing down the costs of the service which are an inhibiting factor at present.“Key to this is to further determine the real level of demand which exists both among private organisations and publically owned organisations. The meeting last night was a useful first step in this process.“It is unacceptable that we are in a situation whereby we have the infrastructure available to us but not in a position to use it. “We need to move towards a solution to this and I believe the interest and support shown to date has been heartening and a collective effort will be instrumental in achieving a result”, concluded McConalogue.EndsMCCONALOGUE PRAISES FIRST STEPS TO HIGH SPEED BROADBAND NETWORKS was last modified: September 27th, 2011 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:broadbanddeputy charlie mcconaloguelast_img read more

Arsenal fans cannot wait for Granit Xhaka to get started in the Premier League

first_imgArsenal fans are pleased with their first real glimpse of new signing Granit Xhaka.The midfielder sealed a £30m move to the Emirates at the end of May and Gunners fans have been anxiously awaiting his performance at the Euro 2016 finals.Switzerland beat 10-man Albania 1-0 at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday afternoon and many have been left impressed, in particular, by Xhaka’s confidence on the ball.Read what a section of Arsenal supporters had to say on their summer arrival below… Xhaka in action at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis 1last_img

Liverpool players in Brazil squad, but Man City stars rested for friendlies

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ALTERED NEW ERA Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Football news silverware gameday A LISTA COMPLETA! Estão aí os 24 jogadores que vestirão a Amarelinha nos próximos amistosos. #SeleçãoBrasileira encara EUA e El Salvador, nos dias 7 e 11 de setembro. #GigantesPorNatureza— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) August 17, 2018Alisson was his nation’s no.1 at the World Cup, playing five games, with Firmino playing four and scoring once en route to the quarter-finals. Fabinho, meanwhile, has four caps to his name and last played for Brazil in 2016.However, Man City’s quartet of Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus are not among the players.Tite said Ederson’s omission was due to ‘personal reasons’.Fred, of Manchester United is also included, as is Andreas Pereira, while Chelsea’s Willian is another Premier League player in the squad. highlights How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? smart causal impact Liverpool’s Brazilian trio of Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino have been named in the Brazil squad for the September friendlies against the United States and El Salvador.Tite, the manager, confirmed his 24-man squad on Friday for the games, which will be played on 7 and 11 September in New Jersey and Washington respectively. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener RANKED possible standings MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decadelast_img read more


first_imgPaddy Carr has ruled himself out of the running to replace Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager.Paddy Carr has ruled himself out of the running to replace Jim McGuinness as the new Donegal manager. Carr was nominated for the vacant position by Fanad Gaels after expressing an interest in the vacant role.Carr has a hugely impressive CV, and notably led Kilmacud Crokes to a Dublin SFC title and also to a provincial crown during his time in charge. He has also managed Louth at inter-county level and also managed the Meath minor team.It’s believed Carr delivered an excellent presentation that wowed the interview panel.However, its since emerged that when the details of the commitment required for the job were relayed to Carr, he felt it wasn’t feasible or manageable with his current work commitments.Carr is a native of Fanad, but resides in Drogheda, and would have to travel up to Donegal at least four times a week for training. Rory Gallagher has been the hot favourite to succeed McGuinness who parted from the Donegal job after four seasons at the helm.From the get-go Gallagher has been the favourite, but in recent days support for Carr had grown, but its now been announced he’s opted to withdraw from the race.Anthony Harkin and Cathal Corey are the other two candidates, but both are considered ‘rank’ outsiders to succeed McGuinness.Corey worked with McGuiness at Naomh Conaill, and was a hugely popular and successful manager during his tenure in Glenties.He famously lead them to an Ulster club final in 2010 which they narrowly lost to Crossmaglen. However, it looks almost certain that Rory Gallagher will be unveiled as the new Donegal manager tomorrow night.EXCLUSIVE: PADDY CARR RULES HIMSELF OUT OF RUNNING FOR DONEGAL JOB was last modified: October 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:commitmentsdonegalGAAHome-page SportnewsPaddy CarrRuled outSuccessorlast_img read more

Dream Donegal Proposal for Kerry Katona

first_imgKerry Katona has revealed details about her romantic proposal from Brian McFadden, when her now ex-husband got down on one knee during a visit to Donegal.The former pop star visited Ireland with her boyfriend Brian three weeks after they met. He took her to Doe Castle, where he told her a nostalgic story about his grandparents’ proposal before popping the question himself.Kerry will be reminiscing on this life-changing day on an upcoming episode of TV3 show Living with Lucy. The programme, which airs on Tuesday 4th October at 9.30pm, will see the former Atomic Kitten singer welcoming Lucy Kennedy into her home near London. Lucy Kennedy meets Kerry KatonaLucy set out to get to know the mother and singer behind the headlines, which led her to ask the important question about her relationship with former Westlife member Brian McFadden. Kerry recalled meeting Brian’s family before their trip to Doe Castle.“He said ‘come on I want to take you somewhere else, I’ve got one more trip’, and we pulled up to this castle, Doe Castle in Donegal, and he said ‘do you know why I’ve brought you here, this is where my granddad proposed to my nan and they were married all their lives’. And he got down on his knee and he opened a box and there was a ring, just a round ring and it was white and gold with five diamonds in it, he asked me to marry him and I just said yes,” she said.The couple were married in 2002, and had two children before divorcing four years later.Kerry will be opening up about other parts of her personal life on Living with Lucy, including her depression, bankruptcy, marriage breakdowns and living with fame from the age of 16.  Dream Donegal Proposal for Kerry Katona was last modified: October 3rd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more