POOR PERFORMANCE LONDON (AP): The expectation is that the rails will come off Leicester’s title challenge and Manchester United will get back on track. Little goes to the script in this Premier League season. But Manchester United’s problems with scoring at home won’t go away, with boos again ringing out at Old Trafford yesterday after the hosts were stunned 1-0 by Southampton. Leicester went three points clear at the top – for 24 hours at least before Arsenal host Chelsea – by beating Stoke 3-0. And Manchester City slipped further behind the pacesetters by drawing 2-2 at West Ham. Jamie Vardy, having set the record for scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games earlier in the season, ended a goal drought exceeding 10 hours for Leicester. Danny Drinkwater and Leonardo Ulloa scored either side of Vardy’s 66th-minute goal. A first-ever Champions League qualification for the central England club seems less fanciful by the week. Manchester United went an 11th home game in a row without scoring in the first half and then conceded after the break when Charlie Austin netted on his Southampton debut. “It was a poor performance, of course, because football is not only defending but also creating chances, and we didn’t create,” van Gaal said. United remain fifth, but are now five points behind Tottenham, who came from behind to win 3-1 at Crystal Palace. A moment of individual brilliance saw Tottenham go in front with 10 minutes to go. Dele Alli, one of the breakthrough stars of the season, flicked the ball up and back over his own head before volleying into the bottom corner. The biggest scoring game of the day was on the east coast with a nine-goal thriller, including two in stoppage time. After Norwich threw away a 3-1 lead in the second half to Liverpool, Sebastian Bassong thought he had secured a 4-4 draw, but in the fourth minute of injury time, Adam Lallana scored his first goal of the season to clinch a 5-4 victory for 7th-place Liverpool.
Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Chicago trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but shut down New York down the stretch of its ninth win in 11 games. The Knicks managed just three points in the final 5 1/2 minutes.Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points for the Bulls (12-22), who were coming off a 115-106 win at Milwaukee. Justin Holiday and Robin Lopez had 11 points apiece.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 did think we hung in there,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We spent a lot of energy (Tuesday) night. I don’t think we came out with great energy, our focus wasn’t great, we were turning the ball over. We did things we had not been doing.”Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 23 points, and Courtney Lee had 17. New York (17-17) has dropped three straight. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Porzingis, guarded mostly by Markkanen, was shut out after he made a jumper with 6:58 left.“We got content to walking it up the court,” New York coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We weren’t able to get into easy early stuff. Instead we were setting up, they were switching and we were spending too much time looking for KP and then the shot clock would start going down.”The Knicks led for most of the night before Holiday hit a corner 3-pointer that tied it at 86 with 3:01 left.Neither team scored for the next two-plus minutes before Dunn found Markkanen ahead of the field for a dunk.New York’s Jarrett Jack was fouled with 8.5 seconds left and had a chance to tie it, but converted just 1 of 2 free throws. Dunn was fouled with 7.8 seconds to go and made both for a 90-87 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Rondo’s record 25 assists power Pelicans past Nets Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks moves against Nikola Mirotic #44 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO, Illinois—The Chicago Bulls struggled for long stretches. They looked fatigued at times on the second night of back-to-back games. And they found a way to win anyway.Kris Dunn scored 17 points, including two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and the surging Bulls rallied to beat the New York Knicks 92-87 on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Following a timeout, Enes Kanter’s 3-point attempt missed badly and bounced out of bounds. Holiday then iced the game with a pair of free throws.The Bulls posted a 104-102 victory in the first meeting between the teams on Dec. 9 at the United Center, with Dunn hitting a pair of free throws with 2.9 seconds left.“There are gonna be games that are ugly, but it all comes down to stops,” Dunn said. “We take pride in our defensive stops. I think we’re very resilient.”Chicago forward Nikola Mirotic was held to just four points. He averaged 18.5 points in the previous 10 games.New York rookie Frank Ntilikina has had Thursday night’s game at San Antonio circled since the schedule came out. It will be his first opportunity to meet countryman Tony Parker.“He’s the best French player in history, so it’s going to be challenging to play against him,” Ntilikina said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) gestures after making a 3-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Chicago. The Nuggets won 108-107. (AP Photo/David Banks)NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview.Jokic made his comments to the media following the Nuggets’ 108-107 overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 31.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight The fine was handed down Wednesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown
The Blizzard Bike Club could not have asked for a nicer evening to hold a race.Last night, the club set out into a gorgeous, warm evening, to race in its Toony Cyclo Cross on the North Peace Circuit. Kevin Shaw placed first in the seven lap event with a time of 57 minutes and 45 seconds.- Advertisement -David Loro placed second at 1:01:20 and Pat Ferris thirds with a time of 1:03:36.The next event for the bike club will be the final Race of the Fallen Leaves, taking place Sunday, Sept 11 at 10 a.m. The race will begin at the Montney Store and will be the final Challenge Cup race of the season.
…say Infrastructure Ministry turning a blind eyeDrivers utilising the Linden-Lethem Road are calling on the Public Infrastructure Ministry and the other relevant authorities to quickly rehabilitate a section of the roadway from Mabura Police Station to Kurupukari Crossing since it is rapidly deteriorating.The drivers said that the road is almost impassable, resulting in them taking double the amount of time to traverse the area as well as costing them more money in repairs and maintenance of their vehicles. They note that several complaints have been made to the Public Infrastructure Ministry but with very little results.Minibus driver, Terry Ramjohn, told Guyana Times that the road has been in a deplorable state for over one year and he would have personally made complaints to the Ministry, but no one seems to be acting on the information that is being provided. He also provided this publication with several images to support his contention that the road is too deplorable and that the authorities are completely ignoring that.“From Mabura Station to Kurupukari Crossing the whole road is totally bad. For us bus drivers, and truck drivers and the fuel tankers we know the road but for somebody who is using the road for the first time, it is trouble. It does normally take up about three hours to cross that part but now it is almost six hours and these people not doing nothing,” he noted.Another irate man related that many times drivers are forced to remain on the road for several hours while they await help from passing vehicles since they are usually stuck in the slush on the road. Sections of the road are completely covered by water which results in the vehicles being stuck in the loam or severe damage to their engines.“We does have to spend plenty money to service our vehicles because of this road. Everywhere else smooth but from Mabura to Kurupukari it is hell. Now that it is raining and the rainy season is not even here yet it is very hard on us. We are hoping that the Ministry can at least send someone out here so that we can get some relief. They can at least do some repairs before the rainy season come and then everything will get more bad. We are hopeful that they will hear us this time because it is really rough,” he said.Additionally, several persons using the roadway as transportation from Lethem to either Georgetown or Linden for various Government services or even medical treatment have registered their dissatisfaction with the condition of the road. The residents, particularly those of remote Amerindian communities in the Rupununi would have to use the road as their only means of transportation to travel to the city for medical treatment that is not available within the region, since it is too costly for them to take a flight out.Over the last two years, with the increased use of social media and access to the internet, the road users have taken to various social media platforms to post videos and photos to highlight the struggles of accessing one of Guyana’s newest township. They have been calling on the authorities to have the issues addressed and the road upgraded but to date, there has been very little action in that regard.Last year, Government said that the Linden-Lethem road may be realised under the Belt and Road initiative with the Chinese Government. In late July 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) within the framework of China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road was signed between the Governments of Guyana and China.The Terms of Reference for the construction of the Linden-Lethem road by the Guyanese and Brazilian Governments is ready. Phase One of the project covers approximately 125 kilometres of the road (Linden to Mabura Hill) and also includes a bridge across the Kurupukari Crossing. Guyana secured funding from the British Government through its UK Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) programme to complete the design.
Los Angeles’ marathoners no longer will be running in circles. In its 22nd year, the Los Angeles Marathon has undergone its most dramatic change in an effort to boost the race’s international profile and feature some of the more historic parts of the city. The race, which begins Sunday at 8:15 a.m., will be run in more of a straight line, beginning near Universal Studios and the finishing at its downtown location near the Central Library. That’s a major change from previous years, when the course consisted of a loop around downtown and Hollywood. Runners will pass the Hollywood Bowl, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Staples Center and some of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, and race organizers hope the pace will be faster than ever. Because of the “challenge,” the elite women will get a 19-minute, 51-second head start over the elite men. The first runner to cross the line will get a $100,000 bonus. Last year, there was a margin of 16:30 between the top man, Benson Cherono, and woman, Lidiya Grigoryeva, who claimed the bonus. “It all comes down to money,” said Larry Barthlow, the race’s elite athlete coordinator. “How deep are your pockets? The deeper your pockets, the better your athletes are going to be.” Cherono, who finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 40 seconds, and Grigoryeva (2:25:10) both set course records last year, but neither runner is back to seek a repeat win on the new course. The favorites among the men are, not surprisingly, three Kenyans: Wilson Komen, Moses Kororia and Fred Mogaka. Among them, Mogaka’s time of 2:12:03 in Melbourne last year is the best personal record in the field, so none of them seem likely to threaten Paul Tergat’s world-record time of 2:04:55. “It’s a smaller (elite) field and there a couple good unknown guys,” Barthlow said. Among the women, Lydia Kurgat (Kenya), Ramilia Burangolova (Russia), Abebe Tola (Ethiopia) and Alena Vinitskaya (Belarus) are the favorites, but the real drama in the race is back in the pack. Because the start and finish lines are now so far apart, race participants will be able to ride, free of charge, MTA trains that serve the area. But don’t get too comfortable with new course. As part of his constant tinkering with the course, Burke has already identified changes he will make next year, and some thought has been given to starting the race deeper in the San Fernando Valley. But first, there’s this year’s race to run. Burke is confident that the new course will be a success, but still admits to moments of anxiety as the start time draws near. “I have two nightmares,” Burke joked. “One is that it’s race time, TV is ready to go and there are still hundreds of people streaming out of the subway tunnel. I know that’s not going to happen. “The other is that we get lost on the route and everybody ends up at my house.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3611160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With the new course comes a major elevation change. The first half of the race will be almost entirely downhill, which should lead to dramatically lower times. That’s good news for race officials, who know that the potential for lower times attracts better athletes, which raises the profile of the event. Dr. William Burke, the race’s founder and president, has long sought to elevate Los Angeles’ marathon to the level of New York and Boston and believes lowering first-place times is a step in that direction. “We’re on the way,” Burke said. “This is something we’ve been working on for seven years, and our staff has gone through a lot of trials and tribulations. But in the long term it’s going to be good for the race and the city. It’s going to give us better times and bigger numbers, and that’s the big thing.” An estimated 26,000 runners will take to the 26.2-mile course, but only a handful have a realistic chance to finish first and claim the prize money, which is the other big factor in attracting top-level runners. To that end, the race has taken a step backward. The first-place prize for men and women has decreased from $35,000 to $20,000 – plus a new car – but the race’s “challenge” competition remains in place.
On Friday, prosecutors asked Lake to approve their request to drop four wire fraud counts against Skilling that had been related to charges pending solely against Richard Causey, former chief accounting officer. Causey was slated to go to trial alongside his former bosses until he pleaded guilty to securities fraud last month. If approved as expected, Skilling will go to trial facing 31 criminal charges. Lay, 63, faces seven counts of fraud and conspiracy. The government alleges he perpetuated the ruse after Skilling abruptly resigned in August 2001, less than four months before the company careened into bankruptcy in December that year. Both have pleaded not guilty. Both insist Enron was not rife with corruption despite guilty pleas obtained from 16 ex-Enron executives, including former finance chief Andrew Fastow and Causey. And both say Enron was a strong, vital company undermined by loss of market confidence and the only crimes they know of involved Fastow and a few others in finance skimming millions of dollars from otherwise lawful deals. “I can understand what they need to do,” Skilling told The Associated Press in a recent interview regarding his former friends and colleagues who have pleaded guilty. “Their families are at risk. Their lives are at risk. I can understand where they’re coming from.” But other than those who skimmed, “I do not think they are guilty,” Skilling said. Lay and his legal team have expressed the same sentiment. Fastow is expected to be a chief prosecution witness, along with former heads of investor relations as well as broadband and retail energy units. Causey isn’t on the government’s witness list, but could be added later. The government contends Lay and Skilling repeatedly assured investors all was well or would improve when they knew Enron’s purported success largely depended on fragile structured finance deals either hidden or revealed in deliberately oblique disclosures. The unsustainable structures eventually fueled the company’s crash. “For the government, there’s much more at stake than the conviction of Skilling and Lay because the government’s corporate fraud prosecutions on the whole have arisen from the Enron investigation,” Frenkel said. Enron’s crash and the subsequent scandals roiled Wall Street, sent investors fleeing, prompted stiffened white collar penalties and upped regulatory scrutiny over publicly traded companies. Former WorldCom head Bernard Ebbers awaits a 25-year prison term for orchestrating the $11 billion accounting fraud that bankrupted the company. Martha Stewart did five months in prison and more time confined to work and home for lying about a stock sale. Adelphia Communications Inc. founder John Rigas and his son got double-digit prison terms for robbing the company till. HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy bucked the trend with his acquittal last year on fraud charges despite five former finance chiefs pointing the finger at him in a $2.7 billion scheme to inflate earnings. The government has a mixed record on Enron. The U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned former Enron auditor Arthur Andersen LLP’s 2002 conviction of obstruction of justice, saying vague jury instructions allowed jurors to convict without finding criminal intent behind mass shredding of Enron documents as investigations began. Four former Merrill Lynch & Co. executives and a former midlevel Enron finance executive are in prison for helping push through a loan disguised as a sale to help Enron manipulate earnings, while a former in-house Enron accountant was acquitted. And five former executives accused of fooling Wall Street into believing Enron’s defunct broadband unit was viable face retrials this year after their first trial ended with jurors hung on most charges. Tamar Frankel, a professor of law at Boston University, said the outcome of Lay and Skilling’s trial will illustrate “how far we will legitimize what Enron management has done.” “This trial is testing our legal system and our regulation of people who have forgotten that they control other people’s money,” Frankel said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON – Like so many other ex-Enron employees suddenly left without a paycheck more than four years ago, Deborah DeFforge has moved on. She’s more caught up in today than in the past. But she’ll be among those watching today’s start of the fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron founder Kenneth Lay and former CEO Jeffrey Skilling. “I plan to keep a pretty close eye on it, just out of sheer curiosity if nothing else, and closure. It will be good to finally see it come to fruition and move on with our lives,” said DeFforge, now a bustling Houston real estate agent. After a dozen jurors and four alternates are chosen from a pool of more than 100, the once-celebrated former executives will begin the journey that will gain them freedom or decades in prison. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Enron’s December 2001 flameout was the first in a string of corporate scandals that spawned another string of prosecutions. The criminal case against its former top two executives is the biggest to emerge from the rubble. “The government’s prosecutions of corporate fraud will be judged based on the verdict in this case,” said Jacob Frenkel, a former federal prosecutor. “If there is an acquittal, the government’s (earlier) corporate fraud prosecutions will be deemed at best a modest success. To the extent the government is being tested, this is the final exam.” U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, in the final pretrial hearing this past week, advised participants to rest up for what is expected to be a four-month marathon. “You all get some rest over the weekend. This is going to be a long trial,” the judge said. Skilling, 52, faces more than 30 counts of fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and lying to auditors. Prosecutors allege he conspired with minions to hide Enron’s wobbly financial state from investors through falsely rosy public statements and misleading regulatory filings. He also is accused of selling more than $62 million in Enron shares inflated by the hype.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DENVER – Convicted Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui began serving his life sentence at the nation’s most secure prison on Saturday after U.S. marshals flew him overnight to southern Colorado from Virginia. Marshals brought Moussaoui, prisoner 51427-054, before dawn to the Supermax federal prison, where he will spend 23 hours a day in his cell and have little to no contact with the other notorious criminals. Among the inmates at the prison are Ramzi Yousef, Eric Rudolph, Ted Kaczynski and Terry Nichols. “He has now begun serving his sentence of life without the possibility of release,” the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement. Moussaoui was the only prisoner aboard the small jet operated by the agency as he flew with a special team of deputy marshals to Florence, Colo., about 90 miles southwest of Denver. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals
donegaldaily.com CopyrightSinn Féin president, Gerry Adams TD has said he was left in shock today after seeing the damage from last week’s storm at Letterkenny General Hospital and says he was told it will take A YEAR to repair.He visited the facility along with local TD Padraig MacLochlainn and Sinn Féin councillors from the area earlier today.The group met with Sean Murphy the hospital general manager and Ann Flood, director of nursing along with other members of the management team and was given a tour of the building. The Sinn Féin president said afterwards: “The scale of the damage is truly shocking. I am told that 40% of the hospital was decommissioned in the space of an hour.“I want to commend the heroic work of the hospital staff who managed an evacuation of patients, in torrential rain.“They have done Trojan work since, not only on the clean-up, but also in securing alternative accommodation for the patients of the hospital.“This was a major emergency for the hospital and the people of Donegal. “It will take a year or more to repair the damage and I call on the HSE and the government to provide all that is required to facilitate a return to full services.”Earlier estimates had set next March or April for all facilities to be returned to normal.Now Deputy Adams believes it will be a year or more after his meeting today. IT WILL NOW TAKE A YEAR TO REPAIR HOSPITAL, SAYS ADAMS was last modified: August 1st, 2013 by John2Share 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:gerry adamsIT WILL NOW TAKE A YEAR TO REPAIR HOSPITALletterkenny hospitalSAYS ADAMS
Scoil Chartha Kilcar 5-6 v Kilmacrennan NS 1-10:A windswept Páirc Tabhóige, Glenfin was the setting for the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Roinn 3 boys final featuring Scoil Chartha, Kilcar against Kilmacrennan NS. This was the first time in a number of years that these two schools from opposite ends of the county came together in direct opposition at schools level. An early exchange of scores on the board helped both sides to settle into their stride. The majority of the first half was nip and tuck with never more than two points between them. However, this was to change shortly before half time when the Kilcar boys struck with two quick- fire goals to put them into a commanding lead coming up to the half time whistle.Kilmacrennan started the second half with a couple of early scores to narrow the gap to four. However, the Kilcar boys went up the field within a few minutes and struck the vital third goal to put them well in control. Try as they might the boys from Kilmacrennan could not get back into the game and it was the boys from the south-west who were celebrating at the final whistle. Great team performances from both sets of players with a high standard of skills being displayed throughout which were a credit to their schools and teachers.Pic top- Co board delegate Manus O’Donnell presenting the Roinn 3 shield to the winning Scoil Chartha team. Pic below- Scoil Chartha, Kilcar (Roinn 3 county champions)Kilmacrennan NS ( Roinn 3 runners-up) below: ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL ROINN 3 BOYS FINAL was last modified: April 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL ROINN 3 BOYS FINALkilcarkilmacrennanScoil Chartha Kilcar 5-6 v Kilmacrennan NS 1-10: