first_imgEVERTON (4-1-3-2)HOWARD,COLEMAN, STONES, MORI, BAINES,BARRY,DEULOFEU, CLEVERLEY, BARKLEY,KONE, LUKAKUTOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)KANE,ERIKSEN, DEMBELE, LAMELA,DIER, ALLI,ROSE, VERTONGHEN, ALDERWEIRELD, WALKER,LLORISTottenham Hotspur arrive at Goodison Park in fourth place, just one point behind third-placed Manchester City. They have lost only two games this season, equal lowest in the Barclays Premier League with Leicester. They have also conceded only 15 goals, the fewest in the division.Everton, meanwhile, have dropped to 11th following two defeats in their last three games, including Monday’s dramatic 4-3 reverse against Stoke City. At Goodison Park, Everton have won just three, yet they have also scored 22 home goals, the most in the division.Spurs will hope that Erik Lamela maintains his good record; the Argentine has scored four goals in his past five games in all competitions for Tottenham. And team-mate Harry Kane scored 29 goals in 2015.Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is enjoying an equally rich vein of form; he has 18 goals in all competitions so far and has 11 in his last 10 games, scoring in nine.And while there are proven goalscorers involved, a draw is the favoured result given the history of this fixture. In 23 previous Goodison Park clashes, no fewer than 10 have been drawn (including five at 0-0).Tottenham have won on eight occasions including last season – when Kane got the winner.But when they met at White Hart Lane in August it finished 0-0, with Spurs extended their unbeaten run against Everton home and away to six games.Everton give tests to Tom Cleverley, James McCarthy and Phil Jagielka while Tottenham have a doubt over Moussa Dembele.last_img read more

Unheralded guard Geronimo fulfills PBA dreams, gets drafted Kia

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “The feeling is so great. Until now, I can’t imagine that this has happened. This hasn’t sunk in for me,” he said in Filipino.The 29-year-old knew that his chances of being plucked from the pool were slim, and was even close on accepting his fate as the annual rookie selection went deep into the rounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’m already telling myself that if I don’t get drafted, I’m fine with it. I was motioning to my girlfriend to not cry because I’m okay and at least I tried,” he said.But tears did fall down late at Robinsons Place Manila when the former car salesman was finally called and became part of the draftees that included the likes of Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Christain Geronimo was picked 42nd overall by Kia in the fifth round of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Geronimo reached for the stars, and on Sunday, he got one.The little-known guard out of PUP made his dreams come true as Kia picked him in the fifth round as the second to the last pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Former FEU stars Jose, Belo reunite at Blackwater MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I feel like I’m dreaming. I can’t explain what I feel. I couldn’t believe that I will go up the stage in a PBA Draft,” he said.Now, the hardwork begins for Geronimo as he tries to prove himself that he’s worthy of a roster spot.“Whatever I could contribute, I will give to this team. I’m grateful to them because they gave me a chance. I will work hard and do my best to make it to their lineup,” he said.But if Geronimo doesn’t make it, he thinks he can be with Kia playing a different role.“I can also be an agent for them, a salesman,” he joked.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

LEITI Gets New Board

first_imgA new Board for the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) has been appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The LEITI Board, in accordance with the LEITI’s standards and the Acts of July 2009, is multi-stakeholder in nature, comprising of representations from diverse stakeholder groups, including the Government of Liberia, civil society and private sector.Those appointed to the new Multi-stakeholders Steering Group (MSG), according to a statement issued by the LEITI on Tuesday, include the Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy as chairman, while the Minister of Finance and Development Planning; Mrs. Cecelia T. Danuweli of the Publish What You Pay Coalition; Ezekiel Johnson of the National Labor Congress, and Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority as Board members, Madam Elfreda Tamba.Other statutory members are the Minister of Agriculture; Minister of Internal Affairs; Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority; President of the National Oil Company of Liberia; Ms. Marpue M. Speare of the Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia; James Yarsiah of the Right Rice Foundation as well as the member each from the Senate and the House of Representative to be named.Non-statutory members to the new LEITI Board include representatives from Western Cluster, Aureus Gold, Gold and Diamond Brokers and Dealers Association of Liberia, ExxonMobil, Liberia Timber Association and Golden Petroleum as well as Chief Zanzan Kawor, Chairman of the National Traditional Council of Liberia.The new Board will serve for three years, providing strategic and policy direction and overseeing the EITI process in Liberia.Responding to the announcement of the appointments recently, LEITI Acting head of Secretariat,  Konah D. Karmo, thanked  President Sirleaf for what he termed, “her commitment to promote transparent resource management in Liberia.”Mr. Karmo said the reconstitution of the LEITI Board is cardinal for the Liberian EITI, especially given that the country is expected to face validation very shortly.It may be recalled that few weeks ago, Mr. Karmo during a brief meeting with the President,  highlighted current developments at the LEITI Secretariat and called on the Government and stakeholders to urgently address prevailing challenges, one of which was the constitution of a new Multi-stakeholders Steering Group (MSG) of the LEITI.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Crime, income inequality and poverty (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,Please allow me to respond to Dr Mark Devonish’s letters regarding the crime problem.Dr Devonish contends that poverty drives failure in schools, but he does not want Guyanese to know that crime produces poverty, and this in turn contributes to failure in schools.  Dr Devonish, Guyanese deserve the complete truth, not half-truths.  And Dr Devonish must know that the majority of children who fail in schools turn out to be admirable human beings working hard to put food on the table. We must look up to these people as role models, and we must copy their values and use them. There is something special about these people:  they know how to avoid a life in crime, and if they are approached, I am not surprised they would reveal that they live off of their own sweat, they work hard for success, they respect others, and they take responsibility for their actions.Dr Devonish, only a fraction of Guyanese drive up the sky-high crime rate.  And to advance an argument by invoking the lyrics of Bounty Killer to express that these people are selectively deprived of economic opportunities is nothing but a hoax.  Dr Devonish, it is folks like you and those within the APNU/PNC/AFC Government and others that uphold poor values which effectively steer these people into crime. You must take responsibility; you push Guyanese into crime, and this cripples them.  Where is your heart?To understand what you have done to criminals, you must walk armed robbers up the Maslow’s pyramid and observe if they are able to do so.  And you will quickly realise that they can’t simply because crime is immoral, destructive, dangerous, deadly, and plain stupid.  There is no survival value to it.  And the reality is that most criminals would likely remain at the bottom of the pyramid, preoccupied with basic needs like hunger and safety.  And they may even sadly end their lives there.  Just look around you and you will see what I am talking about. Plus you can see this picture if you examine the fate of the 2017 jailbreakers.  Remember, they were either recaptured or killed.  And you must know that criminals also prevent Guyanese from climbing this pyramid.  This translates to a country that will never develop and prosper, because folks like you peddle and reinforce poor values which destroy this country. So, Dr Devonish, I hope you understand the destructive impact of your message, and allow Guyanese a fair shot at life.   Don’t be selfish.Also, Dr Devonish expressed that he is concerned over the fact that the Police kill criminals, but at the same time he instigates armed robberies and he promotes poor values about guns.  Does this make any sense? Basically, Dr Devonish instigates criminals into a deadly business, but acts surprised when criminals are taken down. Dr Devonish has got to be the most insincere person to criminals.Dr Devonish, you need to apply common sense and you will quickly realise that if armed robbers shoot at people, then the Police and others will shoot back in self-defence and to also protect lives.  And so the Police, criminals and innocent citizens will be killed.  How can you not see this picture?  And then you have the audacity to outrageously label the killing of criminals as extrajudicial killings.  Your dysfunction serves to undermine criminals and to drive up the crime rate.  How heartless and disrespectful of you.  Dr Devonish, you must respect human life to be considered a decent human being.Also, the crime picture becomes even more dreadful when the Government-controlled Chronicle newspaper supports Dr Devonish’s dysfunction on crime.  The world must know that Guyanese are traumatised and are hurting beyond comprehension due to the dangerous armed robbery problem.Armed robbery is a very serious problem, but the lawless APNU/PNC/AFC Government encourages it by using the state newspaper to attack citizens who voice their concerns. My voice on crime has been twisted and attacked by the dysfunctional Chronicle because my values do not match their lawlessness.   Guyanese are in desperate need of relief from the murderous crime problem.  To this end, the international human rights bodies and members of our diplomatic community and others must step in to save the lives of Guyanese, because the Government of Guyana largely ignores the crime problem, and even instigates this problem for political gains.Unlike Dr Devonish and those in Government, I remain sincere to my fellow Guyanese, and my previous letter on crime is a testament to this. Thus my message to my fellow Guyanese is: Please move away from crime. You have the ability to do so.  And please understand that crime never pays.  And please do not kill anyone or anything.Further, Dr Devonish, I have no trouble supporting interventions aimed at reducing armed robberies, but they will never yield results when you and others — which include the Guyanese Government — undermine criminals.  And I stand by my position that it is downright hypocritical to visit criminals in jail and shed crocodile tears at their funerals, because it is your dysfunction that misleads them onto a dark road to death.Sincerely,Annie Baliramlast_img read more

North Peace ‘Success by 6’ hopeful after funding cutbacks

first_imgBy Christine Rumleskie ‘Success by 6’ is a partnership between the Credit Unions of B.C., the United Way, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The initiative provides support and funding for more than 400 projects in 240 communities in British Columbia, including early childhood literacy programs, pregnancy support, and programs for single mothers.Locher says she is grateful that the Province is giving coordinators time to find new funding opportunities. But she predicts some programs will not get funded this year as a result of the funding loss. [asset|aid=2697|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b8a55295311d779c72991e4a9672f2cd-Lynn Locher 1_2_Pub.mp3] Advertisement The Provincial Government is walking away from a popular program devoted to kids in B.C.‘Success by 6’ coordinators received word earlier this month that the Province will be slashing half of the promised $5 million in 2010, and then will stop funding completely by March 2011.- Advertisement -This is a result from the Province’s $300 million budget cutbacks.Lynn Locher is the ‘Success by 6’ Coordinator for the North Peace. She says, while she was devastated by the cutback announcements, she still has hope for the initiative’s survival. [asset|aid=2696|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b8a55295311d779c72991e4a9672f2cd-Lynn Locher 2_2_Pub.mp3] Advertisementcenter_img The B.C. NDP is slamming the B.C. Liberals over the cutbacks, saying it doesn’t make sense to cut a fully developed, successful program.New Democrat Children and Families Development critic Maurine Karagianis says the cancellation of ‘Success by 6’ will have a devastating effect on organizations that are already stripped to the bone by Provincial cuts.last_img read more

ANSA McAL onboard inaugural Guyoil U-18 tournament

first_imgThe Petra Organisation, in collaboration with Guyoil and Tradewind Tankers, is ready and raring to get its inaugural Under-18 football competition, the first of its kind, underway this weekend.ANSA McAL’s Non Alcoholic Brand Manager Errol Nelson hands over the sponsorship cheque to Petra’s Jackie BoodieAs kick-off draws closer, ANSA McAL seemed to have picked the perfect time to get onboard with the action.The invitational competition is the brainchild of the Petra Organisation, and is primarily sponsored by Guyoil. It will see the exclusion of private institutions and lessons, the first time this has been done in such tournaments. The 12 teams hailing from Georgetown, Linden, the West and East Coasts of Demerara, East Bank Demerara and Berbice are expected to get into competition mode this Sunday when the first match will kick off.ANSA McAL’s sponsorship was officially announced at a small briefing on Wednesday afternoon. At the gathering, ANSA McAL’s Non Alcoholic Brand Manager, Errol Nelson spoke on the Petra Organisation’s knack for producing commendable competitions. Given the worth of the tournament, ANSA McAL saw it fit to come on board, noting that youth development was important to the company.“ANSA McAL have been involved and committed to football in Guyana for many years. This is seen from our involvement and sponsorship of numerous tournaments from the grassroots level right up to the national level. Our sponsorship of this school league is just another demonstration of our steadfast commitment to football in Guyana,” Nelson stated.As such, he thanked the Petra Organisation for affording them this sponsorship opportunity, and also took the time to detail the line of products that will fall under the sponsorship’s branding and be sold at the event.“I would just like to thank the Petra Organisation for having ANSA McAL’s Smalta and the Lasco portfolio of brands which consists of the iCool juice and water and the Lyrics soft drink on board as the official beverage sponsor of the school league,” he said.The action is slated to begin on Sunday, October 7. The matches will be played on Sundays and Mondays with six matches in each round. The competition is expected to be a great display of young talents and the hunt to end up in the top two spots is understandable given that those two teams will be given a chance to compete in the KFC Goodwill Tournament in December. The matches will be played at the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue.last_img read more

Ugari to face Plateau in Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nyanza final

first_img0Shares0000Ugari players celebrating after scoring the second goal. Photo/ Gerald AndersonKISII, Kenya, Dec 9 – Two sublime goals from Emmah Okwoyo and Carolyne Atieno inspired Ugari Starlets from Migori to the final of the Girls Nyanza Region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom after beating Ekenyoro from Nyamira 2-1 in the semi-final staged at the Gusii Stadium on Saturday.Ugari will battle it out with Nyando’s Plateau Queens in Sunday’s final after they thumped Omobera Girls from Nyamira 4-1 in the first semi-final. Ugari took control of the first half and they could have gone up by two goals in the opening half hour had they converted the open opportunities. First Janet Najoro saw her feeble shot easily collected by the Ekenyoro keeper Vickline Nyokoni in the box.The second chance that came minutes later could have seen Millicent Mudegani send her side ahead but the deadly attacker just missed the target by a whisker after her loop effort went over the bar.Mudegari made Nyokoni work more when she unleashed a shot that rattled the woodwork before the keeper saved the danger.Ugari continued to pile pressure on Ekenyoro goal and had a striker reached at the box on time to tap in a Okwoyo’s cross, then the Migori side could be celebrating for the opener but unfortunately no one was there.Ugari’s pressure on Ekenyoro finally paid off after Okwoyo skillfully from a tight angle pulled a thunderbolt that caught the keeper flat foot to open the scores on the stroke of half time.-Second half-Ugari reached the final after beating Ekenyoro 2-1 at the Gusii Stadium on Saturday 9th December 2017. Photo/GERALD AndersonAtieno ensured her Ugari team start the last half with a bang after she rose high to powerfully nod past the keeper just a minute inside the second half and hand the Migori side a 2-0 lead.The Ekenyoro custodian was called to action once more, stopping a low header from Mudegani.However, Ekenyoro pulled one back in the 67th minute courtesy of a well taken shot from Salome Kwamboka, but they could not find the equaliser at Ugari solidified their defence to guarantee them the win and a place in the final.-Plateau Queens-Plateau Queens from Nyando booked a slot in the final after beating Omobera Girls from Nyamira 4-1. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONIn the first semi-final, Mercy Akinyi grabbed a hat-trick while Sylvia Nabwire scored a goal as Plateau Queens thrashed Omobera 4-1 and sail through to the final despite missing a penalty.Margaret Nyaboke netted the consolation for the Omobera Girls in the 72nd minute.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Everton complete loan signing of Chelsea winger

first_img1 Everton have completed the signing of Chelsea winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan.The Ghana star will be available for Saturday’s Premier League opener at Leicester City after he passed a medical on Wednesday and secured a work permit.Atsu joins Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic and Romelu Lukaku in making the switch to Goodison Park and hopes are high on Merseyside of a good season for the Toffees.“I’m very happy to be joining Everton because it’s a great club, which likes to play football, and it’s a great pleasure to be here,” Atsu told Everton’s official website.“Playing in the Premier League has always been a dream for me and I have achieved that dream. This is the biggest level for me to play at. I know that it’s a very competitive league and I believe with hard work we’re going to be successful this season.”Everton boss Roberto Martinez had admitted his wish to add a winger to his squad ahead of the new season and confirmed on Tuesday that a deal for Atsu was in place.That transfer has now gone through and the Toffees chief added: “He’s a player who fits in with the culture and the way we want to play. He’s a very gifted technical footballer and he’s got the right personality and character to fit in with the group, which is vital.“He will excite fans because he brings something completely different and a different way of playing to what we’ve got in the squad. He’s a left-footed player who loves taking people on and he’s got a really good understanding of the game for such a young man.“He also brings extra competition in a position in which we felt we needed a player full of desire and hunger, who really wants to make things happen in the final third of the pitch.”Atsu joined Chelsea last September, but spent last season on loan in Holland with Vitesse Arnhem, scoring five goals in 28 league appearances, before starting all three of Ghana’s games at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.Martinez added: “For Christian, at 22, to already have played in a World Cup, to have been able to adapt into Portuguese football and into the league in Holland is a really good accumulation of experiences that will be very beneficial, especially with us playing in the Europa League this season.” New Everton winger Christian Atsu last_img read more

405 lane to win OK

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “You can’t represent our area and not understand how important that is.” Signing the bill paves the way for a dramatically accelerated construction schedule, building commuters a car-pool lane up to six years sooner than originally planned. Work is now expected to be substantially under way by 2009 instead of 2015. The fate of the 405 car-pool project has been uncertain for the past six months. Schwarzenegger initially had been cool to the project last summer when Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, needed the governor’s backing to secure the $130 million in the federal highway bill. Only after mounting public pressure did Schwarzenegger throw his support behind the project, enabling Berman to successfully secure the funds. The governor had been focused instead on funding a freight-rail project. The governor has since earmarked $350 million toward the $500 million project as part of his transportation-bond proposal this year. But the $130 million in federal funds could be lost if the project isn’t under way by a federal 2009 deadline, and Caltrans said it needed state legislation that would allow a fast-track construction method known as “design-build” to meet the timetable. But the state’s engineering union opposed the bill, which foundered in the Assembly last fall. It was only after intense efforts by Villaraigosa and other local leaders that it was passed the day before the Assembly recessed until the new year. But minutes later, the Senate then shut down – recessing a day earlier than planned – leaving the project stalled for four months until the Senate resumed last week and passed it Monday as the first bill of the new year. However, some had previously questioned whether Schwarzenegger would even sign the bill since he had been pressing for broader authority to use the design-build method to fast-track projects statewide. Berman, who was flying into Los Angeles and hoping to attend today’s signing, was thrilled about the governor’s planned action. “He’s very excited the bill will be signed. This is what he’s been pushing so hard for,” said Berman’s district director, Bob Blumenfield. “It’s been a very long haul. But obviously it’s all worth it if we can do something to help ease the traffic in the Valley.” “This is an incredible day for Los Angeles and I think particularly for the San Fernando Valley,” said Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who joined Villaraigosa for the push in Sacramento. “The governor’s quick action gives people some confidence that the Legislature gets it. The governor gets it.” Villaraigosa was thrilled with the news, said his spokesman, Darryl Ryan. “This is real victory for the commuters of Los Angeles.” Officials of the engineers union, the Professional Engineers in California Government that had initially opposed the legislation, said earlier this week that the final bill had improvements that softened their protest. The legislation also turns the project over to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which has used design-build on other projects. “Lots of credit to the mayor, the governor for signing it, the Legislature for passing it,” said former Assemblyman Richard Katz, one of Villaraigosa’s appointees to the MTA board. “Now it’s going to be up to us at the MTA to deliver it.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign legislation today to jump-start construction of a 405 car-pool lane and preserve $130 million in federal funds that could have been lost if work was not started in time. After months of hard-fought efforts by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and San Fernando Valley leaders, Schwarzenegger is planning to come to Los Angeles to sign the bill that some had worried would get held up in Sacramento politics, lawmakers said. Fresh from his bold new proposal to reconstruct California’s sagging infrastructure, Schwarzenegger moved quickly once the bill landed on his desk this week – seizing the opportunity to fast-track the 10-mile lane that promises great traffic relief between the Valley and the Westside. “I just couldn’t see him not signing it. Anyone who lives in the area – and we do have a governor who lives right near the 405 – knows what a huge issue traffic is,” said Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Woodland Hills, who co-authored the bill and plans to be at the noon signing ceremony in West Los Angeles. last_img read more

Track & Field Scores In Four Events; Chapman Sets School Record

first_img Live Results Saturday Results Sunday ESPN3 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University track and field teams scored in four events on the first day of the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship with senior Lexie Chapman leading the way with a school record in the weight throw.Chapman bested her previous record in the event with a toss of 60-7.75 (18.48m) to finish seventh. Christina LeMunyon finished eighth in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-6.25 (3.51m). The Bulldogs also collected points with a sixth-place finish in the women’s distance medley relay and a seventh-place finish by the men in the event.In addition to Drake’s scoring performances, six other Bulldogs advanced out of Saturday’s preliminary heats into Sunday’s finals. Kundai Maguranyanga highlighted those qualifiers with the top qualifying time in both the 60 meters and 200 meters. His time of 6.73 in the 60 meters was the second fastest in school history. Victor Peka also advanced to the final in both events with the fourth-fastest 200-meter time of the day and what ended up being the final qualifying time in the 60 meters. The Bulldogs also had Kevin Kelly qualify for the final in the mile with a time of 4:16.39 which was the second fastest time in the preliminary heats. Xavier Lechleitner will also race on Sunday in the 800 meters after clocking the second-best 800-meter time of the day in 1:54.78.For the women’s squad, Victoria Coombe posted a time of 8.89 in the preliminary heats of the 60-meter hurdles to advance to Sunday’s final with the sixth-fastest time of the day.Action at the UNI Dome resumes for the Bulldogs Sunday at 11 a.m. with the men’s triple jump. Action on the track begins at 1:25 p.m. with the final of the men’s mile. center_img Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more