View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amit blew what could have been a clear victory when she scratched hitting the 6-ball in the 13th game in an open table, sending Centeno back to steal the victory via run-out.“In my mind I said I lost it already,” said Centeno in Filipino referring to the point when she missed the 3-ball in the 12th game that brought Amit back on the table.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“But she scratched. I didn’t expect that. Ate Champ (Amit) is a great player,” said Centeno.Her victory, a repeat of the 2015 Singapore edition, once again stamped the Philippines’ dominance in women’s pool. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It was duplicated only in triathlon when the country won the gold and silver in both men’s and women’s divisions.Amit, 35, stormed to 5-2 lead in final but Centeno managed to come back and even went on the hill ahead of her.“I missed the 3 ball that’s why she went on a hill also, from then I thought it’s all lost,” said Centeno whose mother hugged her after the final match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — In a sure-gold match for Team Philippines, Chezka Centeno managed to pull off a heart-stopping victory Sunday.The 18-year-old defending champion battled back from a three-rack deficit to defeat two-time world champion Rubilen Amit, 7-6, in the Southeast Asian Games women’s 9-ball singles at KLCC Hall 4.ADVERTISEMENT
Published on Ravichandran Ashwin tops the all-rounders list. File Photo – The Hindu × India held the second position with third-placed Pakistan breathing down its neck, while Ravichandran Ashwin topped the all-rounders list besides being placed second in bowling in the latest ICC Test rankings released here today.England takes on Pakistan in the upcoming four-Test home series knowing that it is within striking distance of overtaking the opposition in the MRF Tyres ICC Test team rankings. Trailing by a mere point, Pakistan could leapfrog India into second place if it wins the series 2-1 or 3-1.The minute difference in points between India, Pakistan and England throws up a number of interesting scenarios ahead of the Test series between hosts England and Pakistan.A win for Pakistan in the series, by a 2-1 or 3-1 margin, will help it take the second place, a position it has occupied only once since the officials rankings were launched in 2003.Pakistan even has a chance to surge to the top of the rankings, replacing current world number 1 Australia, but to make this happen it will have to win 3-0 or better.England, who recently defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 in a three-Test home series, is only three points behind Pakistan at 111. This means that margins of 2-1 or 1-0 win will be enough for it to go past world number 3 Pakistan in the points table as either of these results will see England lift to 110 points and Pakistan slipping down to 107.If England manages a 2-0 or 3-1 win, it will tie with India at 112 points. India is due to take on the West Indies in a four-Test series that ends a week after the England-Pakistan series.In case England is able to capitalise on the home advantage, it can rise to second position with a 3-0 win and to 114 points if it wins all the matches.England’s Joe Root will start as the highest-ranked batsman from either side in fourth place. The Yorkshire batsman will be keen to convert his poor run of form, which has seen him drop two places and 52 points following an ordinary series against Sri Lanka.Captain Alastair Cook (12th) and in-form Jonny Bairstow (18th) are the other England batsmen to feature inside the top 20, who along with Ben Stokes (37th) and Moeen Ali (39th) will be aiming to make upward movements.Bairstow has a chance to break into the top 10 if he continues the kind of form he showed in the recent home series against Sri Lanka, in which he aggregated 387 runs including an unbeaten 167 at Lord’s.Pakistan boasts five batsmen inside the top 20, while opener Mohammad Hafeez is just outside the top 20 in 22nd place.Younus Khan, who in the series against England in the UAE last season had become his country’s first batsman to complete 9,000 Test runs, is the highest-ranked batsman in fifth position. He trails Root by 11 points and will be eyeing a top three finish by the time the series concludes in mid-August at The Oval.Captain Misbah-ul-Haq is in 10th position and he is followed by Asad Shafiq (13th), Sarfraz Ahmed (19th) and Azhar Ali (20th).Australia’s Steve Smith leads the field and he is followed by Kane Williamson of New Zealand and South Africa’s Hashim Amla.In the MRF Tyres Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, Anderson is likely to slip from his one-number position after a shoulder injury has sidelined him from the Lord’s Test. As each player is docked one per cent of his points for each Test he misses, Anderson is set to drop behind India’s Ravichandaran Ashwin, whom he leads by six points.England’s third-ranked Stuart Broad will be the highest-ranked bowler going into the first Test. He is followed by Pakistan’s wrist-spinner Yasir Shah, who is still 24 wickets away from attaining the full ranking that comes with 100 Test wickets, but has a good chance of making it to the number one position this season. SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT July 12, 2016 COMMENTS Ravichandran Ashwin tops the all-rounders list. File Photo – The Hindu cricket SHARE The minute difference in points between India, Pakistan and England throws up interesting scenarios ahead of the England-Pakistan Test series
The chips were down, critics gunning for his head, but MS Dhoni hung in there and was back again with two back-to-back T20 series victory against Australia and Sri Lanka and a tremendous show in Asia Cup so far. After his Test retirement, Dhoni didn’t have much of cricket to play and looked rusty on his comeback, be it leading the side or batting down the order.Then the critics training their guns on him was quite palpable and knowing Dhoni he would have been least bothered. He waited for the right time. The tide started turning in Dhoni’s favour when he got a balanced side for the T20 series against Australia with a mix of experienced and young players. (MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli smash records as India enter Asia Cup final) After the series victories against Australia and Sri Lanka, the old Dhoni was back. He looked a different player leading the side by taking the right calls on the field. T20 is the format where Dhoni thrives and his approach in the format is unorthodox. Dhoni’s journey in T20 cricket started from the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 and he hasn’t looked back since then.The swirling talks of Dhoni quitting has been quelled as of now and would depend heavily on India’s performance in the upcoming Asia Cup and World Twenty20. The cool demeanour of Dhoni helps him in troubled times, be it on the field or off the field. Moreover, he keeps a distance from the media, which saves him from the added pressure of criticism. (India T20 unit look stable with all-round options, says MS Dhoni) advertisementThe approach for him as a captain in the T20 format is simple and for him the shortest format is a bit fickle in nature. Sometimes the moves made by him, either it is the bowling change or picking up the right XI works just fine on his day and at times it doesn’t. Simple.For Dhoni, in T20s, the opposition also doesn’t matter and it would be the momentum and consistency that will make the difference in big tournaments like World Twenty20.”It is one format where the difference between the opposition is not very big… It is not one team that has consistently won more World Cups than the others,” Dhoni had said.With the selectors having named Dhoni as captain till the World Twenty20, indicating towards a possible retirement. But the man himself has rubbished all these speculations. Maybe, Dhoni is optimistic of resurrecting his career, if at all India goes on to win the World Twenty20 title for the second time under his leadership.That could very well happen and forcing the selectors to do a rethink on Dhoni.
Former opener Marcus Trescothick will join the England coaching camp for the first two Test matches of the upcoming Ashes series starting August 1 in Birmingham.Trescothick, who recently announced his decision to retire as a player at the end of this year, will spend the training days ahead of the Edgbaston and Lord’s Tests with the England squad at both training sessions and at the team hotel, reports ESPNcricinfo.Former batsman Jonathan Trott has fulfilled a similar role with England ahead of the Test against Ireland.Both these appointments does not necessarily suggest that Trescothick — or Trott — is about to be appointed as the England batting coach once the tenure of Mark Ramprakash ends.The duo has been included in the set-up to ease the burden on ECB’s leading batting coach, Graham Thorpe on training days where coaches are expected to provide throw-downs for several hours at a time.
Reuse this content Sheffield United Women said the club were aware of the tweet and had already started investigating the incident.Tottenham Hotspur said the allegations had been reported to the referee during the match and the club were awaiting a response from the FA.An FA spokesperson said: “The FA can confirm that we are aware of an allegation of discriminatory abuse during the FA Women’s Championship match between Sheffield United Women and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies on Sunday 6 January.“We take all allegations of discrimination very seriously and will be making inquiries into the matter.” Share on Messenger Topics Share on Pinterest The Football Association has launched an investigation after a Tottenham Hotspur Ladies footballer alleged monkey noises were directed at her by an opposition player during a game on Sunday.The Spurs centre-back Renée Hector said on Twitter that the noises had been made by a Sheffield United player during Tottenham’s 2-1 victory in the FA Women’s Championship. Tottenham Hotspur Sheffield United Race Share on Twitter Share via Email Renée Hector (@renazzza)Such a shame that racism seems to be rising up again in football – I received some monkey noises today from an opposition player. The only reaction was to let the football do the talking and that we did 💙🤩 great start to the year! @ThlfcOfficial #COYSL #SHEvTOT #KickItOutJanuary 6, 2019 Women’s football Share on Facebook Tottenham Hotspur Women Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn news
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal players unhappy with Emery methodsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal players are unhappy with the methods of manager Unai Emery.The Mirror says a large number of Arsenal players remain unconvinced by Unai Emery’s tactics and struggle to understand his instructions at times.The Gunners lay fourth in the table after six games – the lowest position in which they hope to finish the season.Emery’s task is to bring back Champions League football to Emirates Stadium, which he failed to achieve last term, and the next test comes against Manchester United on Monday night.Arsenal have not won at Old Trafford since 2006 and, despite three wins on the bounce for the north London side, there is a familiar sense of anxiety among supporters.That rings true of the players also.It claims that Arsenal players have been worried about tactics, such as the decision to play a narrow back-four against Liverpool in August despite the European champions’ talent on the wings.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)A college football analyst has made a “bold prediction” for this year’s Ohio State-Michigan game set to be played in Ann Arbor, Mich.Jim Harbaugh, of course, has never beaten Ohio State as Michigan’s head coach. Urban Meyer defeated him in every matchup, including his final one as the Buckeyes head coach this past November.There were some close calls – most notably, the double overtime win in 2016 – but Harbaugh has come up short each time.Will that change now that Meyer has retired and Ryan Day has taken over Ohio State’s program? 247Sports’ Brad Crawford believes so.He has boldly predicted a Michigan win this year.It’s bound to happen at some point for Jim Harbaugh, right? He gets the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor this season with senior quarterback Shea Patterson finally finding his comfort zone in an offensive scheme that’ll compliment his skill set. And considering 2018’s massacre and the year-long aftertaste it has left in the mouths of the Wolverines, there’s extra motivation in this one for Michigan to snap the streak. There’s three teams in my opinion who could win the Big Ten in 2019 and the Wolverines are one of them. Keep an eye on Michigan’s defense this fall. Despite losing key contributors Rashan Gary, Devin Bush and Chase Winovich, Don Brown believes this could be the most athletic unit he has fielded at the program. There’s the Ryan Day factor, too. Ohio State’s first-year coach will be facing immense pressure to get back to the Big Ten title game in his first season and needing this one to do so.Michigan could be favored over Ohio State this year, with the Wolverines being at home and the Buckeyes boasting both a first-year head coach (Day) and quarterback (Justin Fields).Still, there are a lot of people that are going to pick Ohio State to beat Michigan until the opposite happens. It’s tough to blame those people, too.Ohio State and Michigan are set to play on Nov. 30.
commentary World Cup 2019: Indian fan cheering for Pakistan becomes an instant hitPakistan vs South Africa: There has been no dearth of support for Asian teams at the World Cup 2019 as a fan showed up at Lord’s wearing an Indian jersey while cheering for neighbours Pakistan view more view less advertisement scorecard graphs No data available! India Today Web Desk LondonJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 20:05 IST A fan turned up wearing an Indian jersey to support Pakistan vs South Africa (Twitter: @cricketworldcup)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan are playing against South Africa at Lord’s on SundayA fan turned up at Lord’s to cheer for Pakistan wearing the Indian team’s jerseyBoth Pakistan and South Africa are desperate for a win at the World Cup 2019Pakistan are facing South Africa in a crucial World Cup 2019 encounter on Sunday at Lord’s. While both teams are desperate for a win to keep their title hopes alive, one feels that Pakistan are more in need of support from their fans after being trolled heavily post their defeat against arch-rivals India on June 16. But on June 23, there was no lack of support for the Men in Green.The photo of a man at Lord’s wearing the Indian jersey but cheering for the Pakistan team, while holding a placard that read ‘Neighbour’s Support! Come On Pakistan’ has been doing the rounds on social media.#SpiritOfCricket #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/CKgnDEAWBFCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 23, 2019After the super-charged build-up to the India-Pakistan tie in Manchester earlier, a number of fans were disappointed at the performance of the Pakistan team and didn’t waste a moment in trolling their team. But on Sunday fans were seen being more kind to the Pakistan team with some even apologizing to the captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, as the latter was the prime target on social media after the loss against India.Pic of the day#CWC19 #PAKvsSA pic.twitter.com/eyvxTYu1o8HaSsan Chaudry (@HaSsanChaUdry1) June 23, 2019Earlier, after opting to bat first at Lord’s, Pakistan posted 308/7 in their 50 overs. Babar Azam scored a sedate 69 but the innings got real impetus from a rollicking 89 off 59 balls from middle-order batsman Haris Sohail. The latter was brought into the playing XI after dropping all-rounder Shoaib Malik who has been out of form at this World Cup.advertisementSouth Africa and Pakistan are languishing at 8th and 9th positions respectively on the World Cup points table at the moment with just a solitary victory apiece.Also Read | Imran Tahir becomes South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in World CupsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli fined for excessive appealing during India vs AfghanistanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs South AfricaFollow Imran TahirFollow Haris Sohail Next
zoom Greek dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk and Japan-based Eco Marine Power (EMP) have agreed to jointly study the feasibility of installing renewable energy technologies onto existing and new ships.Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the parties would launch a joint study covering engineering issues related to how various equipment, including solar panels, batteries and other devices, can be installed on existing and new bulk carriers.The study will also estimate the amount of power that can be provided via renewable energy along selected routes and for specific ship types. Fuel Oil Consumption (FOC) and emissions savings will also be calculated and issues related to safety and ship operations such as cargo handling will be considered.The joint study project between Star Bulk and EMP is scheduled to be conducted over a period of two years.Eco Marine Power develops renewable energy-based fuel saving and emission reduction solutions for ships including passenger ferries, survey ships, oil tankers and cargo vessels. These technologies include the EnergySail®, Aquarius MASTM and Aquarius MRE®.
Phase one: Over three years, feasibility studies will be done so Stealth can assess the commercial potential of the coal gas Phase two: Over three years, an evaluation will be done to allow for revisions of the original drilling plans pending phase one results Phase three: Over four years, project will enter full production. Nova Scotia’s first coal-gas production agreement was approved today, Nov. 6, by acting Energy Minister Murray Scott. Stealth Ventures Ltd. was granted approval, with conditions, to develop coal-bed methane – also known as natural gas from coal — in the Springhill area of Cumberland County. It is the province’s first opportunity for onshore gas development. “Nova Scotia’s onshore is a frontier, but we have great potential, and today, we see it becoming a reality,” said Mr. Scott. “A coal-gas production agreement means more investment, and with it comes more jobs, more infrastructure and more prosperity for Springhill and Nova Scotia.” “This is a very exciting day for us,” said Stealth Ventures, chief operating officer Derek Krivak. “We hope to set the standard for safe, healthy and environmentally friendly onshore developments.” The production agreement, pending Stealth’s approval, covers a 10-year period, with three phases. Additional terms and conditions include: Mr. Scott also announced an advisory committee of community members has been established to provide advice and highlight economic opportunities around coal-gas activity in the area. The committee will meet regularly and has representation from civic, business and community leaders. Cumberland County has, potentially, 1.2 trillion cubic feet of coal gas and Stealth has already spent $10 million exploring the area. Stealth Ventures Ltd. is a Canadian oil and gas company that has been acquiring and developing prospects for producing natural gas from coal, or coal-bed methane. It has been exploring in Pictou County and Cumberland County and has an office in Stellarton.
Ghaziabad: A security supervisor and a gunman were allegedly thrashed by goons after they denied entry to a non-sticker car inside the Civitech society in Vaishali area of Ghaziabad on Sunday night.Police have booked nine persons including the Additional Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gorakhpur and his son in connection with the incident. According to police, the brawl was triggered on Saturday night when son of the Additional Commissioner tried to enter the society in a non-sticker car along with some of his friends. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarPolice officials said that the additional commissioner has been identified as A K Singh. Anirudh Tiwari, security supervisor of the society told Millennium Post that they have been instructed by society’s RWA not to allow any vehicle without sticker inside the society. “On Saturday night we spotted a car without sticker and asked them to park the vehicle outside. However, Vikram singh (commissioner’s son) came out of his car and started abusing me. He was accompanied by some of his friends who misbehaved with other security guards while Vikram forced himself upon me and dragged me with the collar. He further made an entry into society’s register and went inside. While going he threatened me with dire consequences,” said Tiwari. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”On Sunday night, nearly seven to eight men along with Vikram Singh came to the society’s main gate around 9 pm and started abusing me and gunman, Ashok Kumar. They thrashed us badly and kicked several times. We also tried to run for rescue but they chased us and continued thrashing. However, they fled away after creating a ruckus for nearly half an hour at society’s main gate,” added Tiwari. The victims also alleged that the goons snatched their mobile phone and wallet which contained their salaries. Gunman Ashok Kumar alleged that commissioner A K Singh also accompanied the goons and Singh also thrashed a security personnel and kicked him several times. Meanwhile police have registered a case under relevant sections of of IPC against the accused persons. “Following the incident, an FIR against Singh and eight unknown persons under sections 147 (Punishment for rioting) and 347 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC. We have recovered the CCTV footage from the society’s gate and are trying to trace the identify other accused as well. We will initiate strict actions against those found responsible for the incident,” said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad.
Five stories in the news for Tuesday, Aug. 7———FREELAND DEFENDS CANADA’S SAUDI STANCEForeign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa is waiting to hear more details from Saudi Arabia before responding to the country’s decision to freeze new trade deals and expel Canada’s ambassador. The Saudi moves are in retaliation for a Global Affairs Canada tweet that expressed concerns about the arrests of activists in the kingdom. Freeland defends that position, saying Ottawa will always stand up for human rights.———LIBERALS LAUNCH INDIGENOUS HOUSING CONTESTThe Trudeau Liberals are offering Indigenous communities $30 million in prize money as part of a contest that could end up rewriting the rules about how badly needed on-reserve housing is funded. Key to the contest is to draw in private sector builders to help finance the construction and repairing of homes in First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities. The Liberals have approached the private sector to help cover the cost for on-reserve infrastructure to the tune of about $30 billion.———TRUDEAU BACK HOME AFTER B.C. VISITPrime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the B.C. Day holiday on Monday at a picnic with about 3,000 people in Penticton. Many wanted to pose for a selfie while others hoisted placards critical of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Trudeau had been in British Columbia for several days to attend the Vancouver Pride Parade and other events. He reiterated Saturday in Duncan, B.C., that the pipeline represents Canada’s aspirations to build a strong economy and protect the environment and is going ahead.———ONTARIO PREMIER SET TO ROLL OUT BUCK A BEER SCHEMEOntario Premier Doug Ford is expected to roll out the provincial government’s buck a beer plan when he pays an early morning visit to a brewery in Picton, Ont. Ford promised cheaper beer during the recent election campaign and has also vowed to expand the sale of beer and wine to corner and box stores in Ontario. A source told The Canadian Press last week that buck a beer will be in place by the Labour Day weekend.———MORE THAN 120 FOREST FIRES DOT NORTHERN ONTARIOFirefighters continue to battle flames on numerous fire lines across northern Ontario. Provincial officials said there were 122 active fires as of Monday night, including 78 in the northwest region and 44 in the northeast. Twenty-five fires remain out of control. They include the “Parry Sound 33” blaze, which about 113 square kilometres, and the “North Bay 72” blaze in the northwest. That uncontrolled fire has scorched about 272 square kilometres.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Finance Minister Bill Morneau will discuss competitiveness at an event hosted by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.— Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will host a news conference to discuss the province’s sex-ed curriculum.— Alberta Status of Women Minister Danielle Larivee will announce funding to help women and girls in the province.— In Edmonton, the Senate human right committee will hear from witnesses on issues relating to prisoners’ human rights.
London: The Premier League title race is locked in a battle between Manchester City and Liverpool at the top and if the two sides manage to finish joint on points, there is a possibility of a playoff game. It is advantage City in arguably the greatest title race in history with neither side having dropped points for two months. Defending champions City, after 12 straight wins, are on 92 points, one clear of relentless Liverpool, who have lost just once in the league all season. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuIf City and Liverpool finish the Premier League 2019 season level on points, then the winner will be separated by goal difference. If they are also level on that, then goals scored is the decider. However, if a situation arises wherein the two sides are still level on the above grounds, then the champion is decided on the basis of a play-off. According to the EPL rules, “the clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding league matches on neutral grounds, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the board.” Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersBoth the sides have two games left in the current season. For a title play-off to happen, the following types of results mentioned below are needed, along with a goal difference swing of four towards Liverpool. The order of the results below do not matter: — Liverpool draw and Manchester City defeat, as well as both sides having the same type of result (win, lose or draw) in their other game. — Liverpool win and defeat and two Manchester City draws. Has it ever happened before? Despite the rules mentioned, a play-off scenario has never happened in the Premier League. Manchester United and Newcastle were close to making it to the playoffs back in 1995-96 season but the Red Devils ended up winning. There is also a possibility of a play-off required to decide top four in order to qualify for the Champions League or a playoff to book Europa League spot this season.
The legal pressure on the family behind the painkiller OxyContin intensified this week and is likely to grow.The Sackler family came under scrutiny when a legal filing in Massachusetts detailed how family members and other Purdue Pharma executives sought to push prescriptions for the drug and downplay its addiction risks.A lawyer who has sued the family on behalf of New York’s Suffolk County says he expects similar claims against family members to be added to hundreds of lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for an opioid crisis.Documents used in the claims could also be used in more than 1,000 suits against the drug industry that have been consolidated under a federal judge.Purdue has blasted the accusations as an attempt to vilify the company.Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press
Rabat – ALTV’s free streaming service is bringing a new daily show to Morocco titled “Li Share3 Wijhar Nadar.” Translated as “Street’s Point of View,” the program will be the first ever user-generated events show in Morocco.The daily Moroccan show promises to provide its Moroccan audience with the relevant, localized content their studies showed Moroccans have been asking for.The project is part of ALTV’s mission to “turn viewers from across the MENA region into digital content creators. The concept behind the show is to share “perspectives of everyday people on the day’s local and global trending stories.” Speaking of the show’s success in the region, ALTV’s ambassador, Yassine Jarram, explained that “Street’s Point of View’s rapid success highlights the evident lack of localized programming that is relevant to local audiences.”The show’s approach to reporting on current events is “refreshing to Moroccan audiences and it is proving popular among the millennial generation.”“The show’s coverage presented through the points of view of local communities sets it apart from traditional mainstream broadcasters. It gives communities a voice in addition to an exciting new source of relevant entertainment,” Jarram said.“Street’s Point of View epitomizes the approach that ALTV is bringing to its content, breathing new life into programming and film production to give local audiences the opportunity to enjoy high quality, local stories,” said David C. McCourt, the show’s executive producer, who is a global media entrepreneur and founder of ALTV.McCourt added that ALTV is exploring testing the show’s format in other markets across the Middle East and North Africa as part of its commitment to its audiences, including Morocco. “… the format and premise of the show is already transcending internationally and we expect to formally announce new markets for the show in the coming weeks and months.”Audiences can expect surprise appearances from well-known guests from time to time. No date has yet been announced for the airing of the first episode.ALTV.com is a community-led digital media platform, offering a grass-roots approach to media production to answer an often-neglected appetite for local content. It offers training and production opportunities to creative people who need a start in realizing their vision.
18 April 2008Haiti will remain in an extremely precarious economic and humanitarian situation unless it receives an urgent injection of funds to widen emergency feeding operations, extend existing job programmes and jump-start agricultural activity, a senior United Nations official to the impoverished Caribbean country has warned. Joël Boutroue, the Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator for Haiti, told the UN News Centre in an interview that while the security situation had stabilized somewhat this week following recent deadly protests over sharp rise in the price of basic foods, daily living conditions are still dire for many Haitians.“If we don’t react very strongly, then we could find ourselves in a very difficult state,” he said. “The level of poverty, combined with the lack of coping mechanisms for the poorest Haitians, means we have the potential for a very explosive situation.”In the past thousands of Haitians have fled their homeland because of economic or political problems, and the Coordinator said it was vital that the international community, as well as the Government and the country’s civil society and private sector, work together to prevent a repeat.He noted that the price of rice has fallen slightly from its peak and President René Préval has outlined to the nation a series of measures he hopes to introduce to alleviate the situation.The Government, in consultation with the UN, is also devising a plan of action for tackling the crisis that has struck worldwide this year, but hit Haiti – already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere – particularly hard. A major international appeal is expected to launch within the next week.Mr. Boutroue said Haiti has suffered especially because of its poor environment: few forests, infertile or low-quality soil, a lack of irrigation, polluted canals and waterways and a predominance of tiny farms means agricultural activity is limited.The country also has few factories, unemployment is estimated at around 60 to 70 per cent and more than half the population lives on less than $1 a day.Mr. Boutroue, who is also the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative in Haiti, called for a series of short- and long-term measures to bring Haiti back from the brink.These include expanding the existing labour-intensive job programmes that focus particularly on rehabilitating the environment, such as the management of watersheds, so that more agricultural and other economic activity can take place.It also includes widening the current targeted food distribution schemes, such as the communal kitchens in poor neighbourhoods and the school feeding operations. Earlier this week the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced it will distribute an additional 8,000 tons of food to people in need.Agriculture can also be jump-started, the envoy said, by providing – either free of charge or at a subsidized rate – fertilizers, seeds, tools and other equipment.He stressed that many of these activities, including the UN feeding programmes, have the capacity to be expanded rapidly, but he added that a boost should also “inject some more dynamism” into the country and its Government ministries.
U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Friday as a decline in technology stocks offset a strong performance by Wall Street banks.The S&P 500 notched its third straight weekly gain. Bond yields rose sharply after the government reported that Americans kept spending money in August. Investors were looking ahead to next week, when the Federal Reserve is expected to announce another interest rate cut.On Friday:The S&P 500 index slipped 2.18 points, or 0.1%, to 3,007.39.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 37.07 points, or 0.1%, to 27,219.52.The Nasdaq fell 17.75 points, or 0.2%, to 8,176.71.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gained 3.07 points, or 0.2%, to 1,578.14.For the week:The S&P 500 rose 28.68 points, or 1%.The Dow gained 422.06 points, or 1.6%.The Nasdaq added 73.64 points, or 0.9%.The Russell 2000 picked up 72.97 points, or 4.9%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 500.54 points, or 20%.The Dow is up 3,892.06 points, or 16.7%.The Nasdaq is up 1,541.44 points, or 23.2%.The Russell 2000 is up 229.58 points, or 17%.The Associated Press
In his written submission to Dion, Trudeau said his relationship with Wilson-Raybould was challenging and tense, citing examples of her refusing to share information with cabinet colleagues.But Dion said that Wilson-Raybould’s decision-making capacity, her relationship with her cabinet colleagues and her demotion were all immaterial to the case before him.The director of public prosecutions, Kathleen Roussel, had decided in September 2018 that a remediation deal was not appropriate in SNC’s case.The attorney general has the power to overrule the DPP but that power has never been used federally and Wilson-Raybould opted to back Roussel.Dion deemed the decision to be an exercise in prosecutorial discretion and said it was not for him or Trudeau to judge whether or not the attorney general had sufficiently considered the public interest. “I find all these tactics troubling,” he said of the repeated attempts to persuade Wilson-Raybould to re-examine the idea of seeking outside advice on the SNC case.“The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions, as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer.”On the concept of “vicarious liability,” he said no one could have influenced the attorney general by virtue of their own position — they were “under the direction and authority of the prime minister.”Trudeau’s interpretation of Wilson-Raybould’s decision was that she was taking an overly rigid perspective on prosecutorial independence — typical of the kind of woolly analysis of an arts graduate. Ethics watchdog says he was denied access to evidence in SNC-Lavalin affair Read Jody Wilson-Raybould’s full statement on the ethics ruling on the SNC-Lavalin affair Six things we learned about the SNC-Lavalin affair from the ethics report But Dion said there were good grounds in law for not granting SNC a remediation deal, principally that the company was charged with offences under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, which specifically directs prosecutors to ignore the national economic interest under the Criminal Code.Thus, Wilson-Raybould was resistant to all pressure that cited the economic fallout from a prosecution that could see SNC barred from competing for public contracts for up to 10 years.Dion also made clear that Trudeau and his staff were as motivated by political concerns as they were by the potential job losses. The prime minister talked about the delicate intersection of policy and politics, while reminding Wilson-Raybould that he is an MP for a Montreal riding. Senior staff told the attorney general’s chief of staff “we can have the best policy in the world but we need to get re-elected.”Dion pointed to the Shawcross doctrine, the principle that protects prosecutorial independence, as a line that should not be crossed.Trudeau argued he didn’t contravene it, saying he did not direct Wilson-Raybould, he only sought explanations for her decision-making and an assurance that she’d considered every option.Dion disagreed, saying the repeated interventions by the prime minister, his senior staff and public officials led him to conclude that “these actions were tantamount to political direction.”Trudeau came to power promising to restore trust in government and democracy. Anyone who suggested that the business of reaching for power would sully those lofty ideals was labelled a cynic. But few people have behaved more cynically in the past four years than this repeat offender prime minister.In two months, Canadians will be asked to vote for someone they feel they can trust to run the country. Nobody could read Dion’s report and feel inspired that Trudeau is that leader.It is a gift for the Liberals that this damning report landed when most voters are squeezing out the last drops from summer and not paying any attention to firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter.com/IvisonJ OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau has created an illusion of himself as a leader more noble and principled than the facts warrant.Yet, it can still be a shock when it’s revealed he’s as calculating as the most cynical of his predecessors, greeting each new situation with the internal question: “What can this do for me?”The mask slipped Wednesday, with the release of a report by Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion that found him in contravention of the Conflict of Interest Act for the second time — just two years after he had his knuckles wrapped for taking a Christmas vacation on an island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan.Much of the narrative is known but the written testimony submitted by the prime minister last month is new and it will make uncomfortable reading for Liberals, revealing as it does the disconnect between the toothy feminist, preaching positive politics, and the egotist, happy to lay down his friends for his political life.In mid-July, after Dion had presented Trudeau with the evidence he had gathered in the SNC Lavalin investigation, the prime minister’s counsel made a written submission, that tried (and failed) to sway the ethics commissioner from finding him guilty of trying to further the interests of the Montreal-based engineering giant.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.It was an ugly, mean piece of work that not only sought to portray former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould as over-wrought, irrational and incompetent, it also attempted to exonerate Trudeau from any inappropriate behaviour by his staff.The submission said Wilson-Raybould’s anger at being moved from her position as minister of justice and attorney general to become minister of veterans affairs in January’s shuffle left her angry and coloured her perception of events. His counsel submitted that at no time did she express her opinion that Trudeau’s conduct, or that of his staff, was improper (even though she did repeatedly make that claim to a number of senior advisers and to Finance Minister Bill Morneau).Few people have behaved more cynically in the past four years than this repeat offender prime ministerNot only was she too emotional, Trudeau’s counsel said, she failed in her duty to acquaint herself with all the relevant facts. Rather than make a meaningful decision on SNC’s request to be offered a remediation agreement, she deferred to the director of public prosecutions. Trudeau’s counsel pointed out that Wilson-Raybould’s own deputy minister had expressed concerns that more time and reflection were needed to weigh the impact on SNC workers and pensioners. In summary, the submission said Wilson-Raybould’s decision-making was inadequate and infected by legal misunderstanding and political motivation.While Trudeau did nothing wrong, his counsel claimed, if anyone acted improperly, it could not be laid at the prime minister’s door.Trudeau could not be held “vicariously liable” for the actions of his staff, counsel claimed, because liability under the act is personal.The case for the defence wrapped up by submitting that Trudeau did not act to advance partisan or private considerations, his only concern being for the public interest.For months, the government was panicked by the thought of the political and economic implications of a criminal prosecution of SNC, despite the fact no study or analysis of the economic impact was carried out.Dion resisted the urge to nominate Trudeau for a meritorious service medal and instead found him guilty of contravening section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act, which prohibits public officer holders from furthering the interests of people or organizations. In this case, he said Trudeau attempted to use his influence to arrive at a decision that would have furthered the interests of SNC, which was charged in 2015 with bribery and fraud in Libya. In 2016, SNC’s new chief executive began lobbying Ottawa to strike a remediation deal that would avoid a criminal trial. The government introduced the legal framework for such a deal in its 2018 budget but Wilson-Raybould said she was concerned the process was rushed and made the decision not speak publicly or before parliamentary committees about the new regime. Lars Hagberg / AFP Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to speak to the media at the national press gallery in Ottawa, Ontario, on March 7, 2019.
Manufacturers growing at weaker pace in Philadelphia area for third straight month by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Feb 19, 2015 12:06 pm MDT WASHINGTON – Manufacturers in the Philadelphia area expanded at a slower rate in February compared with the previous month. New orders have slipped, although shipments and hiring have improved.The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday that its index of regional factory activity fell to 5.2 this month from 6.3 in January. Any figure above zero indicates expansion.“The dip in the Philly Fed manufacturing index,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, “adds to the evidence that the stronger dollar and weak overseas demand is holding back the factory sector.”Coupled with other recent reports, the survey suggests U.S. manufacturers are barely growing at the start of 2015. The Fed reported on Wednesday that factory production nationwide edged up just 0.2 per cent in January after a flat reading on Wednesday. Computer, clothing and steel production increased, offsetting the declines in the auto and aerospace categories, the Fed said.Meanwhile, a separate survey Tuesday from the New York Fed found that the pace of factory growth was also slipping in February.Two major forces are dragging down factory output. A broader economic slowdown worldwide has cut into demand for exports, while also causing the value of the dollar to levels that make U.S.-made goods less competitive overseas. Plunging oil prices since last June have also led U.S. oil and gas drillers to order less drilling equipment and machinery.The Philly Fed index has tumbled for three straight months, after reaching the highest point in more than two decades in November. Still, most Philly-area factories expect strong demand over the next six months. The survey covers manufacturing in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. FILE – In this July 16, 2014 file photo, welders fabricate anchor bolts for roads and bridges at the custom manufacture Fox Company Inc., in Philadelphia. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia releases its February report on manufacturing in the Philadelphia region on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
BERKELEY, Calif. — California coach Justin Wilcox has signed a new five-year deal to stay under contract with the school through the 2023 season.The deal signed Thursday adds two more years to the original contract signed in 2017. Wilcox also gets a raise and more money for his assistant coach pool.Wilcox went 7-5 in his second season at Cal and is taking the Golden Bears to the Cheez-It Bowl later this month. He has a 12-12 record at Cal.The Bears have shown marked improvement on defence under Wilcox. They ranked third in the Pac-12 in scoring and total defence and fifth in the NCAA in interceptions___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press