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Owner faces off milk bar bandit

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Galway United v Cork City Preview

first_imgGalway United host title challengers Cork City at Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday night. Kick-off: 7.00pm.United will be aiming to win their third home game in a row when John Caulfield’s side visit Eamonn Deacy Park.The sides met at Turners Cross at the end of September and Cork City ran out 5-3 winners in Tommy Dunne’s last game in charge of Galway United.Leo Tierney is hoping Galway United can avenge that result on Saturday night.The game is being screened LIVE on eir Sport. Coverage starts at 6.30pm.LEO TIERNEY ON CORK CITY CLASH | “WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.”“It’s a difficult game, but it will be a difficult game for Cork City also.“They’re coming to Galway chasing the three points. For our players, it’s a good game for them to match up against Cork and see where they’re at. We’re looking forward to it.“The players love playing at Eamonn Deacy Park, but they love it more when the supporters get behind them.“The support was good last week against Finn Harps and we dug it out in the end.“That support is greatly appreciated by the players and everybody at the club and we will be looking for our supporters to get behind us against Cork City on Saturday again, they can be our extra man.”TEAM NEWSMarc Ludden is suspended after his sending off against Finn Harps last week.José Garcia continues to miss out for United.Kevin Devaney, who missed last weeks win against Finn Harps, will undergo a late fitness test ahead of the Cork City game.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Rondina, Pons: World Tour a learning experience

first_imgEduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes? PLAY LIST 03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?00:50Trending Articles05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder02:56NCRPO 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Given a chance, we will prepare more for tournaments like this,” the UST star and UAAP indoor volleyball MVP said in Filipino.Reunited with Pons, Rondina powered the Philippines to two victories against Japan’s Shinako Tanaka and Miyuki Matsumura, 21-14, 21-8, in pool play and pulled off a dominant 21-18, 21-6 win over Ekaterina Filina and Ekaterina Zazhigina of Russia in the Round of 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThey lost to Japan’s Sakurako Fujii and Minori Kumada, 21-17, 21-19, in the quarterfinals. “Maybe in the next tournament, we can prepare better and improve our finish,” Pons said in Filipino. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBNcenter_img Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons aren’t sulking over a fifth-place finish in the recent FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open presented by Globe.Rondina said they are “grateful and blessed” to have faced premium foes, something which allowed them to learn more about the game.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Maroons’ Rivero, Paras lead UAAP selection Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Selective matters of national importance?

first_imgDiscussions and analyses over the Appeal Court’s decision on the now famous no-confidence motion continue, and may not abate in the near future. This is understandable, given its different impact on various sections of the society — elation for some, profound disappointment for others; and yet, for many, a sense of confusion to be recovered from. The bewilderment pertains to how the numerical decision was derived in the context of basic mathematical principles.That aside, the swiftness with which the matters were dealt with must be commended. From the Government’s initial appeal to the Speaker of the National Assembly, to recourse to the High Court, and then the appeal, none can argue over how much of a priority dealing with the issue was, and the need for a swift resolution. This augurs well for the much-needed urgent processing of matters of national importance.Kudos to those directly involved in making this happen. That said, the swift process also demonstrated that our system can rise to the occasion when needed. In doing so, it must however not be perceived as being selective in what it chooses to prioritise.This is in context of the election petition brought by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) following the May 2015 general election, which is still to be ruled upon almost four years after! The current Government won that election by less than five thousand votes. In one Region, it won by one ballot, which was directly responsible for its acquiring the one-seat Parliamentary majority.The PPP raised numerous concerns over alleged electoral improprieties, some directly related to what it believed to be questionable processes employed in regard to counting the ballots at some places of poll. The party sought recounts in polling places where it believed incorrect calculations took place to its disadvantage.Its requests were denied through what it deemed as frivolous excuses advanced to directly benefit the present Government. With all of its efforts made to fail before the official and final results were announced, the PPP sought recourse through the courts.With almost half of the voting population feeling a sense of being cheated, the party was confident that the courts would swiftly hear the case and pronounce. It was, for the party and the country, an urgent matter of national importance, since it directly impacted the social fabric of society.It must be noted that in cases where the margin of victory for a particular place of poll or district is within a certain range in terms of narrowness, an automatic recount is expected. Even if it’s not done immediately, it is expected to be facilitated following a subsequent request. The recount for that one-ballot margin was disallowed. That, and other incidents, sowed suspicion of possible electoral fraud having been committed, which still lingers.It begs the question as to why that petition has not been fully heard. The PPP and its supporters were positive of their case being successful, with the possibility of nullifying the 2015 results and fresh elections being held.The National Assembly Validity of Election Act mandates that an election petition must be heard on a day-to-day basis until it is determined by the Chief Justice or any other Judge he/she appoints. It is the only case in our legal system that the law mandates to be heard with such dispatch. In other words, it must be heard swiftly and without delay.From all reports, that case is currently stalled in the court, following an appeal.This is where answers are urgently needed, especially since all that transpired within the courts following the no-confidence vote were processed and concluded within three months, including the appeal. What therefore could have been the reason for the election petition not being concluded as mandated by the law?While the PPP and its supporters will have their own answers, Guyanese would be concerned, given the impact of that case on democracy, stability and credibility.That seemingly selective prioritisation of cases deemed important to the state gives rise to concerns regarding perceived preference of one over the other. It may even suggest that the election petition may not have been classified as a matter of national importance, when it ought to be. That could possibly create confusion in people’s minds, and can point to a lack of consistency in an institution that is held in high esteem as being impartial and completely divorced from any semblance of political allegiance. Confidence can also be impacted, given the adage of the consequence of delayed justice.This must not happen in societies deemed to be democratic, since the executive arm must be made to answer, and be held accountable if found to be in breach of the law, in keeping with national importance. Therefore, there should be no room for confusion as to “why not”, as is now seemingly the case. The confusion appears to be twofold: the sloth in hearing the election petition, and what really constitutes a majority from a quantum that is an odd number.It is simply uncontestable that 5 is a majority out of 9, using the number of Judges on the US Supreme Court and the impact on decision-making from its 5-4 split. What makes 33 out of 65 so different and unacceptable here? Selectiveness? Spare a thought for our schoolchildren as they are taught “new” modern mathematics!last_img read more

FKF, KPL name league expansion JEC members

first_imgKPL on their side have chairman James Musyoki, his predecessor city lawyer Ambrose Rachier and Mathare United chairman Bob Munro. Muthomi will be the JEC secretary.In its ruling on Tuesday afternoon, the Sports Disputes Tribunal instructed the two bodies to abide by the Memorandum of Understanding signed in September 2015, but stripped KPL of its casting vote, ruling it will be insurbodinating the federation.According to the September 2015 agreement, a JEC is supposed to decide on the expansion of the top tier at least one season prior. This season, with FKF kicking out three clubs on club licensing reasons, the league will have 15 teams.“It was a fair ruling which observed the rule of law. We will now wait to hear of the final outcome and we are all hoping for a permanent solution so we can focus on the football,” KPL CEO Jack Oguda told Capital Sport.The JEC will have its meeting on Friday morning at the FKF headquarters in Kasarani and the discussions must be concluded by Monday, a day before they report to the tribunal the agreements they have come up with.FKF had earlier said they would foot the costs of adding two extra teams into the top tier and KPL had earlier admitted they will find no problem to accept the two extra teams as long as the federation does not back down on its word.In their submissions to the tribunal, KPL said adding two extra teams will change the financial dimensions of the other 16 teams in terms of shareholding and annual benefits.The federation had said they are willing to forego their annual grant of Sh10mn from KPL as well as top it up with a Sh5mn sum which sponsors SportPesa have expressed willingness to add, and will increase it from within their own accounts to ensure the league goes on without hitch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KPL Chairman Ambrose Rachier addresses the media after a joint meeting between KPL and FKF on November 12 in Kasarani. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 11- Football Kenya Federation and the Kenyan Premier League Limited have both nominated three members into the Joint Executive Committee (JEC) that will start discussions over the merits, modalities and mechanism for expanding the top tier league to an 18-team format.FKF will be represented by president Nick Mwendwa, his Secretary General Robert Muthomi and National Executive Committee member Robert Amimo.last_img read more

We will push Chelsea till the end -Wanyama

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama in action against Chelsea’s N’Golo. PHOTO/Getty ImagesLONDON, United Kingdom, May 5 – Victor Wanyama insists Tottenham still believe they can win the Premier League title this season.Spurs can narrow the gap to league leaders Chelsea to one point if they beat West Ham on Friday night. Antonio Conte’s side then must wait until Monday night to respond, when they face Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge.Tottenham recorded an impressive 2-0 win over north London rivals Arsenal last Sunday and Wanyama wants a strong finish to ensure they exert maximum pressure in the title race.“I feel it had a big impact, beating our rivals in front of our fans is amazing,” he told Sky Sports. “We still have to get back to training and work hard for our next game. It is also a tough one.“We just want to focus and stay on our feet and dig deep to achieve the best results we can. We will see from there.“We are taking it game by game. We are really going strong and we want to finish strong. It doesn’t matter what happens, we are just focusing on ourselves. We want to keep the momentum going.”That will be a good thing, playing on Friday and then hopefully we can make it one point. Then the pressure is on them. It would be nice going into the weekend knowing we are a point behind.“We want to fight for everything and to keep putting them under pressure until the last moment. We still believe we can arrive there and achieve what we want.”-North London Derby-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama challenges Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey during the North London Derby on April 30, 2017. PHOTO/AgenciesWanyama was excellent in the north London derby and has emerged as one of Tottenham’s key players this season.He credits Mauricio Pochettino, who also managed him at Southampton, for bringing out his best football and revealed he jumped at the chance to follow the former Saints boss to White Hart Lane.”I want to play for him because he loves the game, he has the passion for the game,” Wanyama added. “He always wants to take everything and improve. That is good for players.“As a player sometimes you don’t see the small details but he spots them well. That’s why you want to go out there and fight for him, because he really improves players and you can see it.“I feel he is always improving as well. At Southampton he was another level and here again another level higher.“I was quite happy to join him. He just told me, ‘You know how I work and I want you to come here and be part of it, to try and work hard to achieve some trophies’.“I couldn’t resist and I jumped on the boat quickly.”The Kenya international has scored two league goals this season, one short of his career-best tally achieved at Southampton two years ago.He believes the defensive side of the game remains his primary objective but admits he would like to add more goals.”My role is to try and win the ball and also sometimes join the attack,” he continued. “I get some goals if I can.“I have had some decent chances to score this season which should have been in but it is what it is.“Hopefully I still have some chances to go on and score a few. Sometimes it is difficult, you need to get back and work again!“But for me I think goals are just a bonus. If we keep clean sheets and we are winning then I am satisfied.”-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Atwater Village fire destroys, damages 53 cars

first_imgATWATER VILLAGE – At least 53 new cars were damaged or destroyed and one firefighter was injured today in a spectacular blaze at a warehouse where area car dealers stored vehicles, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said. More than 150 firefighters spent about 50 minutes to put out the blaze, which started at about 2:30 p.m. in a wooden warehouse in the 4600 block of Brazil Street, LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The fire spread to an outside area where cars were parked closely together, he said. “They stored cars there bumper-to-bumper and doorknob-to-doorknob,” Humphrey said. “Some vehicles just have melted tail light lenses while others were completely destroyed.” He said one firefighter was treated for lacerations to his hand and released. The building was decrepit and had no electrical utilities that could have sparked the blaze, which was under investigation, Humphrey said. A security guard at the site reported the fire and was working with investigators, he said. 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

Entertainment a U.S. vice

first_imgIt seems entertainment has become the center of the American culture. It is the only thing we are able to hold onto; it is the only identity this country has in this day and age. Neil Postman, the author of “Amusing Ourselves to Death,” says, “Las Vegas is a city entirely devoted to the idea of entertainment and as such proclaims the spirit of a culture in which all public discourse increasingly takes the form of entertainment.” Postman was trying to point out that as a whole, our country has gone down the drain in regard to thought and academics – because entertainment is taking over the minds of American citizens. If you asked a person who the fifth president of the United States was, you would get silence. If you asked the same person what happened on “The OC” or who won the Grammy for best song, you’ll catch the attention of everyone within a one-mile radius. This is just one example of how people no longer have interest in things our country used to take pride in, such as education and politics – and they’ve replaced it with useless information. People are instead turning to entertainment because it’s less work. Perhaps people are obsessed with entertainment and the media because they are insecure and don’t know whom they are. Entertainment has not only destroyed citizens mentally, it has ruined their physical wellbeing too. With the constant portrayal of beauty as being thin, tan and clear-skinned, people are becoming more and more self-conscious. Disorders such as anorexia and bulimia have become more common among teenagers and young adults as they desperately try to fit in and be socially accepted. They are killing themselves to be what the media defines as beautiful. There is also concern for physical fitness due to the fact that people are staying at home and watching television for hours on end as opposed to going outside and doing some sort of physical activity such as baseball, soccer, even catch. People are choosing to live the lives of others through television instead of going out and living their own. Entertainment has changed the lifestyles of the American people as well. Instead of looking to the fathers, grandfathers, and other members of their family as role models and heros, they look to sports figures and celebrities. As John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” said: “You are pulling down heaven and raising a whore,” Americans are pulling down freedom and raising up a world that is morally bankrupt with no regard for the principles once held high within society. People’s lives are passing them by as they choose to sit at home and watch television instead of doing something. I was at a barbeque and I overheard someone saying they had to hurry home because a new episode of “The Bachelor” was on. Society is allowing the television to control their schedule. Why are people replacing their schedules with the TV guide? America is nowhere near the great society it used to be due to the rising importance of the media and entertainment. People’s lives are being controlled and the individual thoughts and ideas that were once held high are disappearing. How did the greatest country in the world allow itself to succumb to such a demeaning lifestyle? Megan Arii-Heger, 16, is a junior at La Serna High School who plans to attend college and major in psychology and behavioral science. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

How the Premier League table would look based on every club’s home form only

first_imgManchester City finally lost their first league game of the season on Sunday, falling to defeat at Liverpool’s home Anfield.Pep Guardiola’s side are now 12 points clear of Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title, after 23 matches.While they have suffered a defeat in 2017-18, City remain unbeaten at the Etihad Stadium – and have in fact won all but one of their 11 home matches.But where does this rank them among all 20 Premier League sides based only upon home results this season?Click the right arrow, above, to see the top flight table if only home form was included…REVEALED: PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE BASED ON AWAY FORM 2. Manchester United – W9 D2 L1 Pts29 GD+22 20. Swansea City – click the right arrow to see the rest of the home form table – W2 D2 L7 Pts8 GD-11 20 20 9. Burnley – W5 D2 L4 Pts17 GD0 15. Stoke City – W4 D2 L5 Pts14 GD-7 20 10. Crystal Palace – W4 D4 L4 Pts16 GD-3 20 14. West Ham United – W4 D2 L4 Pts14 GD-3 20 20 20 20 11. Huddersfield Town – W4 D4 L4 Pts16 GD-5 12. AFC Bournemouth – W4 D3 L5 Pts15 GD-2 20 20 20 20 19. Newcastle United – W3 D3 L6 Pts12 GD-4 20 20 4. Arsenal – W8 D2 L1 Pts26 GD+15 13. Brighton and Hove Albion – W3 D6 L2 Pts15 GD-2 20 8. Leicester City – W5 D2 L4 Pts17 GD+2 7. Everton – W6 D1 L4 Pts19 GD+2 6. Tottenham Hotspur – W7 D4 L1 Pts25 GD+17 20 20 18. Watford – W3 D4 L5 Pts13 GD-9 16. Southampton – W3 D4 L5 Pts13 GD-3 20 17. West Bromwich Albion – W2 D7 L3 Pts13 GD-3 3. Liverpool – W7 D5 L0 Pts26 GD+18 1. Manchester City – W10 D1 L0 Pts31 GD+31 REVEALED: PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE BASED ON AWAY FORM 20 20 5. Chelsea – W8 D2 L2 Pts26 GD+14 last_img read more

LAUSD takeover bill stalls

first_img“It’s like `American Idol’ politics,” Florez said. “Everybody’s being moved by who our favorite contestant is. I don’t think we should vote on this just because we want to be somebody’s friend.” He opposes the bill, he said, because he does not believe it will help LAUSD students and it doesn’t have adequate educational or funding plans. He also thinks it will set a bad precedent for other mayors seeking similar powers. Florez also noted that Fresno Mayor Alan Autry, a Republican, asked the Legislature for similar control over his schools a year ago, and was quickly rejected. He said if it was any mayor except Villaraigosa, especially a Republican, the proposal would already have been been shot down. The legislation, Assembly Bill 1381 co-authored by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu¤ez, D-Los Angeles, and Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, would create a council of mayors that would ratify the hiring of an LAUSD superintendent. The bill would also create a mayor’s community partnership to oversee the lowest-performing schools in the district. It would also strengthen the superintendent while decreasing the school board’s role in the daily management of the district. Romero said she already believes she has the 21 votes she needs. “Some members wanted to have some extra time to read it, but those would be votes that would be gravy to the roll call,” Romero said. “But as far as the votes that we need to move this out, they are there, they’re solid.” Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, has been working to rally Republican opposition and predicted that no GOP members would support it in the Senate. Runner has been particularly critical of a provision in the bill called a “severability clause” under which if a court strikes down one portion, the rest remains standing. Runner argues that the provision would leave in place the least desirable elements of the bill that were the results of compromises with the teachers unions. He had been negotiating with the bill’s authors to try to remove that clause, but when those talks failed, he moved to insert an “inseverability clause.” Several Republicans who were undecided or considering supporting the bill now appear to have moved into the opposition column. Sen. Chuck Poochigian, R-Fresno, had abstained from voting on the bill in the Senate Appropriations Committee because he had not made up his mind. But Thursday he said he was leaning against it. “I have tried to be open-minded in this whole process, and that accounts for my forbearance in the last committee,” Poochigian said. “I wanted to work through it and get a better feel for how it would work. It seems the more we learn, the more questions are raised.” It was the second time in recent months that the mayor’s plan has been in danger. In June, under an aggressive onslaught of lobbying by union and school board opponents, Nu¤ez was so concerned that he called the mayor and urged him to return to Sacramento to prop up the effort. Villaraigosa’s staff quickly put together a trip and he met with lawmakers. He salvaged his effort, but only by abandoning his bid for full control of the LAUSD. Instead, he cut a deal with the teachers unions that would give him greater say, but that falls short of the reform he had sought for the nation’s second-largest school district. Also Thursday, at Los Angeles City Hall, two small groups of parents on opposite sides of the issue staged competing marches. Staff Writers Rick Orlov and Naush Boghossian contributed to this report. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s school-takeover legislation hit a wall of resistance Thursday and supporters called off a Senate vote as they scrambled to muster support. Critics seized on the delay as a sign of faltering support while the mayor’s backers downplayed the situation as nothing more than some lawmakers needing more time to digest the controversial legislation. Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, admitted he could not muster enough votes to get the bill out of his house, saying several Democratic members had voiced questions or concerns. But he predicted that the votes would be lined up by Monday and it would win approval and move back to the Assembly for final passage. “It was not ready,” Perata said. “(Several legislators) had general questions with the bill and they wanted to get some answers. Rather than keeping everybody here until midnight, which would have no purpose, we’ll just take it up Monday.” Most, if not all, Republicans are expected to vote against the bill, meaning it will most likely need 21 of the 25 Democrats to pass the Senate on a simple majority. If it passes the Senate, it will still need to go through the Assembly before the legislative session ends next Thursday. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will sign the legislation if it reaches his desk. Several Democratic members said their main concern was that they had not had time to read the bill. Although there have been several public hearings and extensive media coverage, the bill was printed in its final form only Wednesday. They also said they had not had a chance to fully discuss the bill in a Democratic caucus meeting. Opponents said the delay appeared to be a sign of weakness, and an indication that the bill was being rushed through the Legislature under significant political pressure without a thorough vetting. “I don’t know that the members have had a chance to read it or understand it,” said Los Angeles Unified School District board President Marlene Canter. “And there’s so much political pressure on them, it’s become just a political conversation.” Sen. Dean Florez, D-Bakersfield, plans to vote against the bill. Florez said many of his fellow Democrats have felt pressure from Democratic leadership to support the bill against their better judgment, and some are hoping not to anger the influential and popular Villaraigosa, who is seen as a future gubernatorial candidate. last_img