Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgCHELSEA 2 WEST HAM UNITED 2GOALS:- CHELSEA: FABREGAS 45th, PEN 89th. WEST HAM: LANZINI 17th; CARROLL 61st.West Ham were denied of a top-four place after Cesc Fabregas scored a free kick and a late penalty for Chelsea. Manuel Lanzini curled a 25-yarder to give the Hammers the lead. Fabregas’ superb set piece brought Chelsea back into the game, but substitute Andy Carroll looked to have won it for West Ham, before Fabregas snatched a point after Michail Antonio fouled Ruben Loftus-Cheek.CRYSTAL PALACE 0 LEICESTER CITY 1GOAL:- LEICESTER: MAHREZ 34th.Leicester City moved eight points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday after Riyad Mahrez’s goal pushed the Foxes closer to the title. Mahrez squandered an early chance, but made amends when he turned in Jamie Vardy’s cross. Damien Delaney hit the bar for Crystal Palace in injury time, but the Foxes held out to clinch another vital win.EVERTON 0 ARSENAL 2GOALS:- ARSENAL: WELBECK 7th; IWOBI 42nd.Arsenal responded to their exits from both the Champions League and FA Cup with a comfortable victory over Everton at Goodison Park. Danny Welbeck opened the scoring on seven minutes, put through by Alexis Sanchez to round Joel Robles and slot home for his fourth of the season. On 42 minutes, teenager Alex Iwobi marked his maiden Premier League start with a first goal for the club.SWANSEA CITY 1 ASTON VILLA 0GOAL:- SWANSEA: FERNANDEZ 53rd.Swansea took a significant stride to securing Premier League survival as they ground out a win against bottom side Aston Villa. Villa dominated but failed to capitalise on a lethargic Swans display in a goalless first half. The visitors were made to pay for their profligacy early in the second when Federico Fernandez bundled in.WATFORD 1 STOKE CITY 2GOALS:- WATFORD: DEENEY 86th. STOKE: WALTERS 18th; JOSELU 51st.Stoke City secured a comfortable win at Watford, thanks to goals from Jon Walters and Joselu. After a bright start from the hosts, Mark Hughes’ side dominated possession and Walters turned home Phil Bardsley’s right-wing cross. Joselu scored a second for the visitors, while Troy Deeney replied for Watford late on.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 NORWICH CITY 1GOAL:- NORWICH: BRADY 50th.Robbie Brady earned Norwich secured their first Barclays Premier League win of 2016 to move out of the bottom three with victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. After a turgid first half, Brady put the away side ahead with the game’s only shot on target. West Brom went close through Claudio Yacob’s first-half drive, before Stephane Sessegnon wasted their best chance.last_img read more

#KicksStalker: Non-Bulls color of Jordan’s 13th shoe gets full family sizing

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Air Jordan 13 “Altitude.” Photo from Nike.comA black-and-green motif for a Jordan sneaker may not sit well with those used to the black-and-red color of the Chicago Bulls, but it’s always a breath of fresh air especially when that colorway becomes one of the more iconic ones in the famed shoe line.And that’s just the case for the Air Jordan 13 “Altitude” that is set for a re-release on Dec. 21 at Nike.com and Jordan retailers, as per SoleCollector.com.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The “Altitude” colorway first released in 2005 and is set for a full family size run as Jordan brand returns the shoe to its original state after the 2010 version saw a change on the material used on the side panels.Air Jordan 13 “Altitude.” Photo from Nike.comWhen it first released in 2005, joining nine other colorways, the “Altitude” 13s had full tumbled leather upper but the 2010 version, according to SneakerNews.com, featured a ballistic mesh.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 folkThe “Altitude” 13s has an almost full black upper apart from the subtle Jordan branding on the tongue, heel, and toe box that is in, what Jordan Brand calls, Altitude Green.Altitude Green also covers the outsole. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Although no Philippine price is yet released, the US release for the adult’s sizes is worth $190, with grade school, preschool, and toddler sizes going for $140, $80, and $60 respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA Season 43 Preview: A giant returns for Ginebra in PH Cup Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Valdez vows to fight through ankle injury as Creamline face must-win Game 2

first_imgBanKo takes Game 1 of PVL semis, denies PayMaya 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline’s vaunted squad is one loss away from a semifinals exit in the premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, but don’t expect its ailing superstar to just go down quietly into the night.Alyssa Valdez is still nursing a bum right ankle she suffered during the eliminations and after the Cool Smashers fell at the hands of defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force in the semis, she knows taking a breather is not an option.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “I can fight through this,” said Valdez in Filipino after the Cool Smashers lost, 25-23, 25-12, 25-23, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Valdez, along with two-time UAAP Best Blocker Michele Gumabao, one-time UAAP Best Setter Jia Morado, and imports Kuttika Kaewpin and the returning Laura Schaudt, hope to force a deciding game on Wednesday in Game 2.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 crown“If you really want to fight for your teammates and the Creamline Cool Smashers you’re really going to give your best,” said Valdez, who had 16 points in the loss. “Everyone’s presence is important.”“I guess volleyball is like this, you can’t say who’s going to win and it will come down to who wants it more and Air Force really wanted to win today.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Presidential powers still too much – WPA

first_img…calls for fast-tracking of overdue constitutional reformWanting a reduction in the powers of the President, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) said it is time Government moves to fast-track constitutional reform.The WPA said on Monday that it is dissatisfied at the pace with which Government is moving in dealing with constitutional reform; a major plank of its 2015 elections campaign manifesto.Dr David HindsExecutive member, Dr David Hinds said his party has always fought for constitutional reform, and had its hand in the inclusion of that part of the coalition campaign manifesto.“We feel that constitutional reform is critical to everything that we are doing, because constitutional reform has to do with where the State (for example) is reconstructed. It has to do with the allocation of power; it has to do with the whole question of ethnicity and the sharing of power in this country”.He said the WPA feels strongly that the President has too much power. According to him, despite some modification to the Constitution in 2001, presidential powers are still too much, and the party wants to see a modification of those powers.“So there are some things that we feel need to be done immediately and constitutional reform should be put on the table as a central plank”.Hinds said governments come and go, but it is important that there are rules of engagement. He said there is need for rules of engagement that will assure Guyanese that their security is guaranteed constitutionally.“So we will argue in the [A Partnership for National Unity] APNU for a kick-start of the process and make good on our promise”, Dr Hinds promised.He reminded of the committee headed by Nigel Hughes which submitted its report to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo since last year, but nothing has yet begun to take shape.“We are very clear, that having put in the manifesto… we in the WPA have fought in every manifesto for constitutional reform”.The report submitted by the Hughes committee is still sitting before Cabinet and the process appears to have been stalled. This has led to public speculation that Government has lost interest, although some $80 million was allocated to the process.The agreement made in the Cummingsburg Accord regarding constitutional reform reads that the President should be elected by a majority of electors; that there should be separate elections for the presidency and National Assembly; Executive powers should be shared between the President, Prime Minister and the Cabinet. The Cabinet should comprise members of the parties which have achieved at least 15 per cent of the vote at the national elections; the supreme organs of democratic power should be the President and the National Assembly; and the Prime Minister shall be the person who secures the second highest votes in the presidential elections.It promised too that the Executive powers and responsibilities of the Prime Minister should be increased to include some executive powers and responsibility over the Cabinet; the members of the Cabinet would be subject to the approval of, and removal by, the National Assembly and the immunities of the President would be reduced.last_img read more

No. 7 Bruins beat CSUN

first_imgWOMEN’S TENNIS CSUN 7, UC San Diego0: The Matadors (3-2) won all three doubles matches and sixsingles contests in defeating the Tritons (3-1). Garrett Muagututia and Paul George (Chatsworth) each added nine kills for UCLA (9-7, 8-7 MPSF). George hit .533. Eric Vance (Camarillo) led CSUN (8-8, 6-5) with 13 kills. Steve Klosterman had a career-high 31 kills to lead seventh-ranked UCLA to a 30-16, 30-23, 30-26 victory against visiting Cal State Northridge in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men’s volleyball match Wednesday night. Klosterman’s 31 kills came on 45 attempts with just oneerror for an attack percentage of .667. The 6-foot-7 All-American ripped off 22straight kills before being blocked in Game3. center_img 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

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – Police Monday released the name of a suspect in a weekend shooting of another man at a gas station. Whittier Police Department Spokeswoman Diana Salazar said the suspect, Antonio Ramirez, 25, allegedly shot a man at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday near a gas pump at a convenience store at Lambert Road and Calmada Avenue. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was listed in critical condition Monday, officials said. Police arrested Ramirez about four hours after the shooting. He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, said Salazar. Officials have no motive yet for the shooting, she said. Support group plans golf tourney WHITTIER – Purple and Gold, the support group for Whittier College’s athletic programs, is taking reservations for its 35th annual golf classic, which is slated for May 7 at Friendly Hills Country Club. A four-person scramble will be used. The $250 entry fee includes a golf cart, tee favor, a continental breakfast, a box lunch, dinner and a chance to win prizes – including a new car. Proceeds from the tournament go to enhance mens and womens intercollegiate athletic programs at the college. To make reservations, or for more information, call Mike Rizzo, (562) 907-4967. Donations sought for troop packages NORWALK – Volunteers have renewed their care-package campaign for Marines serving in Iraq. Wanda Smith, who is spearheading the campaign, is collecting snacks, toys, toiletries and other supplies for the troops. “This is a summer collection, so we also need cool drinks,” especially sports drink mix, Smith said. Donations are being collected in the lobby of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station, 12335 Civic Center Drive, through May 17. To make a donation, or for more information, call (562)944-6072. Music, arts event slated March 17 WHITTIER – “A Progressive Movement,” a night of music, dance, art and poetry, will unfold beginning at 8 p.m. March 17 in the Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 13406 E. Philadelphia St. The diversity-promoting concert will be headlined by The Mighty 602 Band, an Arizona-based reggae group featuring Hopi singer Casper Lomayesva. Tickets are $20 each. Proceeds benefit the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation, which promotes and nurtures the arts in Whittier. For more information, call (562) 907-4203. License return program offered WEST COVINA – Has your driver license been suspended because of unpaid child support? The county’s Child Support Services Department, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to deal with the issue. You will need to bring a valid photo ID, a recent pay stub or other income information and the suspension notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles. For Whittier residents, the nearest location is the Child Support Services Department’s West Covina office, 2934 E. Garvey Ave., Suite 100. The phone number is (626) 858-2504. For more information, call (323) 890-9800. – From staff reports 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

Dred Scott case redux

first_imgCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A century and a half after the Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott decision that no black – slave or free – could ever become a U.S. citizen, the case’s legacy is still being debated. The fallout from the 1857 decision, which helped spark the Civil War, was the subject of a mock re-hearing of the case before a 10-member court led by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at Harvard Law School on Saturday. While the decision, issued by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, is almost universally seen as the moral low point of the court’s history, participants in the mock hearing said the case still had a lot to say to the country 150 years later. Former Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr said the case has a lesson for judges. Besides being racist and morally bankrupt, the Dred Scott decision also reflected the arrogance of judges like Taney, who tried to elevate themselves over the U.S. Constitution, he said. “This is an enduring lesson – this isn’t just a history lesson – for judges, including, of course, justices of our Supreme Court to be humble, because Chief Justice Taney was anything but humble,” Starr said. “Quite apart from its immorality as a matter of natural justice and fairness, it also showed the arrogance on the part of the Supreme Court.” In the ruling, Taney wrote that since the country’s founding, blacks had been “bought and sold, and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever a profit could be made.” Even more troubling for many, was Taney’s dismissal of the promise of the Constitution that “all men are created equal.” “It is too clear for dispute, that the enslaved African race were not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people who framed and adopted this declaration,” Taney, a former slave owner, wrote at the time. Breyer said the case raises not just legal and ethical questions, but practical questions for justices involved in thorny moral legal cases. “For me it immediately raises the question as a judge: How do you talk to other judges and persuade them about matters where you really think they’re going to do something quite wrong?” Breyer said. “Do you talk only on a technical level?” “Or,” he added, “do you just go around perhaps saying through your words and voices, `This is a real horror?”‘ The decision is both a history lesson and a cautionary tale, according to John Payton, another lawyer participating in the mock hearing. It shows how far the country has come from its slave-holding past, but can also shed a light on lingering racism and other aftereffects of the decision, he said. “It’s important for us to appreciate what we were in 1857 to better understand what we are today,” he added. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Northern BC-based fracking doc ‘Fractured Land’ wins Best BC Film at VIFF

first_imgA documentary about fracking in the north won Best BC Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival this past weekend.Filmmakers Fiona Rayher and Damein Gillis first premiered ‘Fractured Land’ at Toronto’s Hot Docs back in April.- Advertisement -It tells the story of Caleb Behn, a law student fighting to find the balance between respecting the environment and respecting the industries threatening the wilderness he grew up hunting in, but also providing many of his family members with work.The documentary took nearly five years to film – four of those years were spent filming Behn during law school.Altogether, he has 11 years of post-secondary schooling under his belt. Behn attended UNBC for his undergraduate years so he could be closer to home, and has earned a law degree at UVic since filming wrapped. He has plans to get a masters and doctorate in law with time.Now, Behn is the Lands & Resource Manager for the West Moberly First Nation, where his grandfather on his mother’s side – John Dokkie, Sr. – was the chief for 20 years. His other grandfather, George Behn, was the chief of the Fort Nelson First Nation for 27 years.Advertisement “In this day and age, when most media is really simplistic, dichotomist, really us vs. them, you really lose that subtlety.”A schedule for screenings of Fractured Land here in the Peace Region should be available soon, said Behn. “People think I’m an activist, and anti-industry. But if you watch the film, my mom is in the industry. My family is in the industry. My uncles are legit, legendary welders,” he said. “They’re proud of that, I would never take that away from them, and be like ‘You’re part of the machine! How dare you!’ It’s way more complicated.”Generating raving reviews, Behn thinks Fractured Land struck a chord with many people because it portrayed the complication of environmental issues that comes with fracking and other big industrial projects.“The people from the south, the people from urban centres, they don’t get it, they really don’t. This film is designed to make people kind of confront their own privilege, in the cities in the South, and say, ‘Oh. It’s not quite that simple.’”One example he brings up is the recent news story of Miley Cyrus’s opposition to BC’s wolf cull, saying multi-generation farmers are seeing firsthand how industry has helped predators ‘eradicate a critical species’ – and these issues aren’t as simple as ‘for’ or ‘against.’Advertisementlast_img read more

Mourinho’s cautious Man Utd tactics win few admirers

first_imgThe Spaniard was forced into eight saves, including one remarkable stop from a point-blank Luis Muriel header just before half-time that was so spectacular the Colombian striker congratulated United’s number one as they left the field at the break.However, the result did not spare Mourinho from criticism, after he set his stall out from the start by leaving Paul Pogba on the bench for a workmanlike midfield three of Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and 21-year-old Scott McTominay.Injury to Herrera forced Mourinho to introduce Pogba after just 17 minutes but even the French midfielder’s talents, for which United paid Juventus £89 million ($124 million) 18 months ago, failed to inspire a visiting side playing to strict instructions.A team also containing the attacking talents of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku had just one shot on target all evening at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium and even that was a tame McTominay strike from outside the box that was easily beaten away by Sergio Rico.But Mourinho reacted angrily when asked whether he is betraying United’s rich tradition of attacking football, most recently during Alex Ferguson’s trophy-laden 27 years in charge.“The next time I see David Beckham, I’m going to ask him ‘David, when you were playing right wing in Manchester United, when the left-back attacked, do you stay looking at the stands or you come back with the guy?’” said Mourinho.“Now it looks like all the good players, they have to play free… which I think is such a stupid thing to say,” he added.“The winning teams, the top teams in the world now, not 10 years ago, or 20 or 30, now, the top teams, everybody works, everybody has tactical discipline,” he said.– Pogba focus –Mourinho was also irritated at the focus on the absence of Pogba from his starting line-up.“In my pre-match interview I had four questions and three were about Paul, and Paul was not even playing,” he said. “That’s a bit strange.”The United manager even hugged a TV reporter who asked him a question about McTominay, relieved it was not another about the French midfielder.Sevilla, who conceded more goals than any other side that reached the last 16 of the Champions League, did not have their defensive weaknesses exposed by a cautious United team.“Mourinho, look how hard it is to win when you don’t want to,” Spanish sports daily Marca headlined its match report, in a withering criticism of the former Real Madrid coach’s tactics.It was a performance thrown into an even harsher light by the free-flowing attacking intent showed by Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on the road in the Champions League last week.“Compared to other teams in our league in this competition they are not as pleasing on the eye,” said former United defender Rio Ferdinand.“But they grind out results and in Europe I would be very satisfied with that and think ‘we will beat them at home’.“Sometimes it can’t be pretty and it can’t always be free-flowing. There have been times this season United have played well but they aren’t as consistent in those performances of other teams.”However, the tactics were in keeping with Mourinho’s cautious approach against the stronger sides away from home this season.Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho was happy with the result in Seville but not the questions before and after the game © AFP / JORGE GUERREROIn trips to Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Sevilla, United have managed zero goals and a total of just seven shots on target.That heaps the pressure on Mourinho to be far more daring with Chelsea and Liverpool visiting Old Trafford in the Premier League before the second leg against Sevilla on March 13 as he seeks to ensure qualification for next season’s Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sevilla forward Luis Muriel could not believe United goalie David de Gea had saved a close-range header © AFP / JORGE GUERREROLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 22 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho left Spain with a precious clean sheet but few admirers after an uninspiring 0-0 Champions League draw with Sevilla that featured a limp attacking display.It could have been a bleak night for Mourinho and United but for the heroics of goalkeeper David de Gea, who produced a dazzling display on Wednesday.last_img read more

West Ham co-owner David Gold says signing is a risk

first_imgWest Ham co-owner David Gold says the club have taken a risk by taking Alex Song on loan from Barcelona for a second year running. The former Arsenal midfielder is currently carrying a foot injury which has kept him out of pre-season. Song, 27, impressed in his first loan spell at the Hammers last season, prompting new manager Slaven Bilic to sign the Cameroonian on Transfer Deadline Day. West Ham were one of the busiest clubs in this summer’s transfer market and continued their spending spree on deadline day with the additions of Song, Michail Antonio, Nikica Jelavic and Victor Moses. Gold confirmed Andy Carroll is also closing in on a return to fitness and is confident Song can proving his doubters wrong. Speaking to Drivetime, he said: “It does worry you and Alex Song does have a bit of a history.“However when quality players like him become available, sometimes you have to take a risk and that’s what we’ve done. I don’t think it’s a big risk, the injury isn’t life threatening and I’m optimistic. “When I look back in the past, West Ham haven’t been a massive buying club. I think that certainly in our time we’ve been here, we’ve never had a window like this. We’ve achieved our aims. “Slaven [Bilic] has put forward the players he likes and in each case we’ve gone out there and got them for him. “It has to be remembered we’ve got two big seasons coming up. The last season at Upton Park, which is going to be very emotional and the first season at the Olympic Stadium. “These will be memorable seasons that fans will remember for years and years to come. We’ve got to give them a team that can ensure we are successful in both those seasons.”last_img read more