City remain on top

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Pep Guardiola is already making history at Manchester City.By beating Bournemouth 4-0 in the English Premier League yesterday, City opened a season with eight straight wins for the first time in the club’s 136-year existence. Five of those have come in the league and the other three in the Champions League.City are averaging more than three goals a game under Guardiola, who has turned the team into an irresistible attacking unit.And surely title favourites.It was a stroll against Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium, with Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho scoring in the first half before Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan added goals in the second. There were audible gasps from City fans relishing the silky passing and build-up play of what’s shaping to be the most entertaining team in the club’s history.first chanceThere’s also intelligence behind the excellence. Iheanacho said City noticed in its research for the game that Bournemouth’s players jump in the wall at free kicks on the edge of the area. So when De Bruyne got his first chance, he rolled his effort underneath the line of jumping visiting players and into the net.That got City rolling in the 15th minute – and De Bruyne played a part in the other three goals, too. The Belgium midfielder split Bournemouth’s defence with through-balls in the build-up to the goals of Iheanacho and Sterling before saving his best pass until last.The timing and weight of his angled pass to the onrushing Gundogan was perfect, and the Germany midfielder marked his Premier League debut by slotting his finish into the corner.Guardiola said De Bruyne was one of the best players he has managed, adding: “(Lionel) Messi is on a table on his own. Kevin is there with the rest.”City were one of three teams to score four goals as Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion also enjoyed big wins on a high-scoring day of 22 goals in five games in the league.HULL 1 ARSENAL 4It’s been a good week for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.The Chile international scored a goal in each half to inspire Arsenal’s third straight league win, four days after grabbing a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.Having a penalty saved blotted Sanchez’s performance against Hull and manager Arsene Wenger was left wondering why Sanchez took the kick ahead of the usual penalty-taker Santi Cazorla. Arsenal have had four penalties this season, scoring two and missing two.Theo Walcott and Granit Xhaka scored Arsenal’s other goals, with Robert Snodgrass replying for Hull with a penalty that made it 2-1 in the 79th. Hull played more than half the game with 10 men after Jake Livermore was sent off for two bookings, the second for a handball in the area that earned Arsenal a penalty.LEICESTER 3 BURNLEY 0It was some Premier League debut for Islam Slimani.The Algeria striker scored twice as Leicester eased past Burnley with a second straight 3-0 win, having beaten Club Brugge by that score in the Champions League on Wednesday.Slimani is Leicester’s record signing after joining from Sporting Lisbon in August for $33.5 million and looks to have established himself as the first-choice partner for Jamie Vardy.Ben Mee’s own goal rounded off a second league win of the season for the champions.Other results: Everton 3 Middlesbrough 1; West Brom 4 West Ham 2.last_img read more

Hamstring injury threatens Russell’s Big Bash campaign

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia, (CMC): All-rounder AndrÈ Russell’s participation in the Big Bash was left in doubt after he suffered a hamstring injury in Sydney Thunder’s six-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars yesterday. The 29-year-old chased a ball to third man during the Stars’ innings, but pulled up metres before the boundary ropes, dropping to the ground and clutching his left hamstring. He was stretchered from the field and the Thunder franchise confirmed afterwards that the player had suffered a hamstring injury and would undergo scans to determine the extent of the damage. Russell was already set to undergo scans following the game to deal with a troublesome knee injury which has plagued him in recent games. He is the third West Indies star to be struck down by injury during the tournament. Last week, women’s all-rounder Deandra Dottin suffered multiple fractures of her cheekbone in an on-field collision with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris and was forced to undergo surgery. A few days later, Dwayne Bravo sustained a serious hamstring injury while playing for Melbourne Renegades, attempting to pull off a save on the boundary. Jamaican Russell is the Thunder’s marquee player, but he is yet to produce a meaningful performance in the tournament as the reigning champions have struggled. In fact, yesterday’s win was Thunder’s first of the new tournament, breaking a four-game losing streak. Russell was restricted to a single over, which cost 10 runs, as Stars reached 166 for eight off 20 overs, with Englishman Kevin Pietersen top-scoring with 60 from 37 balls. England star Eoin Morgan then slammed an unbeaten 71 off 50 balls to propel Thunder to victory off the last ball of the innings. Requiring 15 runs off the final over, Morgan carted the final delivery down the ground for six, with four needed for victory.last_img read more

Red-hot Blue Eagles, Bulldogs part ways

first_imgUndefeated Ateneo takes a crack at another hot team in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday when the Blue Eagles tangle with National University at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Tip-off is at 7 p.m. with the 4-0 Blue Eagles shooting for a win to claim a tie for the Group A lead with idle La Salle while also snapping the Bulldogs’ three-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT After a lethargic start, National has made heads turn in the tournament with that three-game run putting the Bulldogs at .500.And the Bulldogs will be battling an Ateneo crew that would likely be without heady big man Isaac Go, who is injured.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 crownAteneo will also be coming into the game fresh from a team building session out of town, which puts the Eagles’ sharpness in the spotlight.Meanwhile, the Gilas Cadets tackle Emilio Aguinaldo College in the 4:30 p.m. game, with the Nationals looking to employ the gains of a 63-61 win over University of the East last week. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Two PH teams get going in Pony baseball Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments In more Group A action, the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons look to continue to solidify their spot for a quarterfinals berth when they battle University of the East in the 2:15 p.m. game.Like NU, the Maroons also lost their first three games to open their stint here but have rebounded well enough to string together four wins and look like shoo-ins for the playoffs.The Warriors, on the other hand, have a 2-3 record and have shown vast improvement since Joe Silva took over the head coaching job about a month ago.The lone Group B match pits struggling Jose Rizal University against a surprising Arellano University at 12:30 p.m., after the lone juniors match between San Beda and La Salle Greenhills.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

American Medical Institution not accredited – NAC warns

first_imgThe National Accreditation Council of Guyana (NAC) is warning persons that the American Medical Institution is not registered with the NAC, as is legally required for post-secondary and tertiary educational institutions operating in Guyana.Reports are that the said institution, which has been operating out of the Critchlow Labour College on Woolford Avenue, has informed its students and members of the public that it has been granted approval to operate by Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NAC, Vincent Alexander.However, the NAC is refuting claims that the institution has been granted permission by Alexander.The NAC is appealing to the public, especially prospective students, to check with the NAC’s office — located at 109 Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park Georgetown — to ensure that their institution and programme of choice are registered with, and approved by, the NAC.last_img read more

Man City to return to China after Beijing debacle

first_imgPep Guardiola’s City will hope there is no repeat when they compete in the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy, which will be held in Nanjing on July 17 and nearby Shanghai on July 20.The other teams will be Newcastle United, West Ham United and Chinese-owned Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Premier League said on Tuesday.Each side will play two games in the mini tournament, which is likely to be testing for the players with peak temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius (86F) and the possibility of torrential rain.The Asia Trophy was similarly dogged by pitch problems — again after rain — when it was held in Hong Kong in 2013.Then-Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio labelled the muddy surface “a killer pitch” and Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen suffered an ankle injury on the waterlogged surface.While uncomfortable conditions for players and disruptive to managers’ pre-season preparations, the Premier League and clubs see such trips as a prime opportunity to grow their fan bases in China, the world’s second-biggest economy.City recently purchased a stake in Chinese third-tier club Sichuan Jiuniu as part of their overseas expansion drive.“In Manchester City we have the reigning Premier League champions competing for the trophy,” the league’s interim chief executive Richard Masters said when naming the July line-up.“I have no doubt the fans can expect some competitive and thrilling Premier League action.”A glut of European football clubs look set to visit China in pre-season, with Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur also committed to coming.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s 2016 game against Manchester United was called off due to an unplayable surface at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. © AFP / GREG BAKERSHANGHAI, China, Mar 26 – Manchester City will return to China this year for the first time since their ill-fated visit of 2016, when a game with cross-town rivals United was called off at the last minute.The first overseas Manchester derby was cancelled just hours before kick-off because of an unplayable surface at Beijing’s “Bird’s Nest” stadium following heavy rain.last_img read more

Turks poised to take on Kurdish rebels

first_imgANKARA, Turkey – Tens of thousands of Turkish troops were poised Tuesday on the border with Iraq awaiting the order to attack Kurdish fighters, and President Abdullah Gul said the country will do “what it believes to be right” to tame the rebels. But with winter rapidly approaching in the mountainous region, and pressure from the U.S. to avoid an all-out cross-border incursion, officials and experts said Turkey will likely be looking toward a limited offensive involving raids and aerial assaults. Several possibilities are currently being discussed, including F-16 strikes on rebel positions, helicopter raids and special forces missions, according to a government official familiar with the planning. “The area is heavily mined and a big incursion with tens of thousands of troops is out of the question,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre With the Turkish government talking openly for weeks about the likelihood of an attack, the official said intelligence information shows the guerrillas have been evacuating their camps and melting away into cities and other regions. A high-ranking retired military officer who participated in the planning of previous incursions into northern Iraq in the mid-1990s said he had received the same information. “They are apparently evacuating camps along the border ahead of a Turkish operation, as usual,” said the officer, also on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. But rebels attacked a Turkish military outpost in southeastern Tunceli province, far from the border area, and killed a sergeant Tuesday evening, the governor’s office said. The U.S. and Iraq have been pressing Turkey to avoid a major cross-border attack on Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, rebel bases in northern Iraq out of fear such an incursion would bring instability to what has been one of the calmest areas in Iraq. In northern Iraq, a spokesman for one of the two parties that governs the semiautonomous region urged Turkey to refrain from any attack, but suggested scaled-down raids would not be as destabilizing. “We reject any kind of Turkish military strike, whether limited or not,” Azad Jindyany, spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, told The Associated Press in Sulaimaniyah. “A limited one would cause a limited problem, but an unlimited strike would destroy the whole situation.” The former military officer said Turkey was planning for airstrikes from planes and helicopter gunships, as well as special forces commando raids. But scaled-down assaults wouldn’t necessarily rule out the use of large numbers of troops, he said. “A few thousand troops could still penetrate the Iraqi border to block escape routes of the rebels during a pinpoint raid,” he said. PKK rebels have killed more than 40 Turks in hit-and-run attacks over the past month, mainly soldiers, raising the public pressure on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to retaliate. Gul said Tuesday that Turkey had made its decision on what to do about the PKK rebels. “Turkey will carry out what it believes to be right with determination,” state-run Anatolia news agency quoted Gul as saying. While he did not specify what the decision was, he made clear that Turkey feels the PKK is leading to instability in the region. “Iraq’s stability cannot be limited to fighting terrorism in Baghdad or other regions,” he said. “The terrorist organization in the north is also disrupting Iraq’s stability.” The comments came a day after President Bush met in Washington with Erdogan and promised him the United States would share military intelligence in the hunt for PKK rebels. Following that meeting, Erdogan strongly suggested an attack was imminent. In northern Iraq, Osman Ocalan, brother of imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, told The Associated Press some fighters had moved toward Iran, and that there were now more PKK fighters there than in northern Iraq.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

Slaying spurs angry response

first_imgVALINDA – Community leaders are saddened and furious that two gang members gunned down a man who tried to stop them from tagging. Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina called for beefed-up patrols and promised to “go after these people with a vengeance.” “They think they can so cavalierly shoot an innocent person,” Molina said Friday. “This is tragic for all of us. This was someone who was trying to stop others from violating … his neighbor’s home.” Authorities said Robert Whithead, 44, was coming home from work about about 9 p.m. Thursday when he confronted the male gang members, who were tagging his neighbor’s house on Moccasin Street in Valinda, near Bassett Park just east of the Vineland Drive-In. One or both of the men shot Whitehead, and he died later that night at a hospital, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Tania Plunkett. No one has been arrested and deputies offered no description of suspects. A neighbor who declined to give her name for fear of retribution said the neighborhood is generally safe but graffiti has dramatically increased in the past month or two. “I wondered if something was going on” with the gangs, she said. “I heard the shots. I remember having a bad feeling and saying to my family that the bangs didn’t sound like fireworks.” On Friday morning, the walls along Puente Avenue between the San Bernardino (10) Freeway and Valley Boulevard were covered with graffiti from area street gangs. And a wall on Moccasin Street was also covered. By evening, however, county workers had painted over or removed the graffiti. When reached at their home, members of the Whitehead family declined to comment. Bassett Unified School District board member Paul Solano said he has chased away taggers in his neighborhood. From stopping graffiti to convincing parents not to let their adolescent children out late at night, he said people in the neighborhood must dedicate themselves to stopping gangs from thriving. “We have a lot of good people here, and I don’t think this is indicative of the whole community,” he said. “But this is just tragic. Somebody died trying to do the right thing.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703 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


first_imgThe flooded CPI centre earlier this week.A Donegal man has made a lovely gesture following the devastating flooding which brought such carnage to the CPI centre in Castlefinn.Like many others Andrew Brolly was saddened by the damage caused to the much loved amenity.But having been involved with the centre on a personal level, Andrew decided to do something about raising a few euro to help get the centre back on its feet. Andrew takes up the story.“I used to be involved in the CPI Centre in Castlefinn and given the recent floods, I am trying to raise a few quid to help in some small way to get the centre back to its former glory and serving the people of Castlefinn again.“I am donating my 2 Match Day Event tickets for Ireland v Scotland in the 6 Nations in the Aviva Stadium on 19th March 2016. It includes the all important tickets, match day programme, food and a pint in the Sandymount hotel and a small Irish rugby gift.”There’s no gimmicks, no cash alternatives. Just an ordinary guy trying to help out the local community and give something back. You can see Andrew’s post on facebook here: adds “Given the damage caused to the CPI over the past few weeks and the substantial cost to fix it, I am donating the match day event tickets and selling draw tickets online. In the grand scheme of things, it won’t raise a lot, but hopefully it will help a bit to get the CPI back to its former glory and serving the people of Castlefinn again.“So, if you want to support the cause and be in with a chance of winning a fantastic day out at the home of Irish Rugby, please buy a ticket (or a few!).”Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10. Just click on the link below and enter the amount you wish to donate. DONEGAL MAN’S STUNNING GESTURE TO HELP FLOODED CASTLEFINN CENTRE was last modified: December 9th, 2015 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:Andrew BrollyCPI CentredonationdonegalRafflelast_img read more

Carabao Cup second round draw in full

first_img 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Carabao Cup second round drawSouthern sectionBrighton vs SouthamptonQPR vs Bristol RoversAFC Wimbledon vs West HamFulham vs ExeterWycombe vs Forest GreenCardiff vs NorwichMillwall vs PlymouthBrentford vs CheltenhamSwansea vs Crystal PalaceNewport County vs OxfordBournemouth vs MK DonsReading vs WatfordNorthern sectionLeicester vs FleetwoodLeeds United vs PrestonSunderland/Sheff Wed vs WolvesNottingham Forest vs NewcastleDoncaster vs BlackpoolBurton Albion vs Aston VillaHull City vs DerbyMiddlesborough vs RochdaleEverton vs RotherhamBlackburn Rovers vs Lincoln CityWest Brom vs Mansfield TownWalsall vs Macclesfield TownStoke City vs Huddersfield possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures The draw for the Carabao Cup second round has been made in Sunderland.Thirteeen Premier League clubs joined the winners from round one in the hat, with the ties set to be played over the week beginning August 27. ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes center_img FOOTBALL LATEST Holders Manchester City get a bye until round three gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade NEW ERA smart causal Getty highlights last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the government should be listening to the Irish people and not to Brussels bureaucrats. Pearse DohertyDoherty was responding to the EU Commission’s latest report on Ireland which called for no let-up in austerity.Deputy Doherty said, “Only two weeks ago the Irish people delivered a clear message that they could take no more austerity. “The government must heed that voice and not hide behind the EU Commission which has been the most vocal of pro-austerity voices in Europe throughout this crisis.“It is easy for the EU Commission based hundreds of miles away to say there should be no easing of the burden on the Irish people. Labour and Fine Gael have no such excuse.“The Report calls for more taxes and is worryingly attacking the nature of some welfare benefits.“The government must rule out these options and point out to Brussels that they cannot ignore the votes of the Irish people. “The Commission is right to point out that there are still issues in the Health service, legal services and mortgage arrears which this government is failing to tackle.Doherty believes its overall message of more austerity flies in the face of the recent seismic shift in electoral politics in Ireland.Doherty concluded, “The Commission have their job to do but so does this government- it must stand up to Brussels and tell them the days of dictated austerity are over.“The folly of signing up to an ever increasing budgetary control from Brussels is now becoming clearer than ever.“The mandate given to Sinn Fein’s four MEPs shows that the Irish people are not inclined to accept Brussels’ word so easily. “The government should heed that message and change direction away from more disastrous austerity.PEARSE DOHERTY – “GOVERNMENT MUST LISTEN TO THE IRISH PEOPLE NOT BRUSSELS” was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 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:BrusselsMEPnewsPearse DohertyPoliticsSinn FeinTDlast_img read more