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Could West Ham vs Arsenal be postponed and why is Spurs game going ahead?

first_imgMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticWhy is West Ham vs Tottenham going ahead as planned?West Ham vs Tottenham is being played next Saturday – more than two weeks before the Arsenal game.The area has been ruled safe for now and specialist bomb disposal experts are not visiting the area until Monday, November 25 – two days after the Spurs game.The timetable means a match against Spurs on November 23 will go ahead but there are still doubts over the Arsenal game on December 9. THERE were fears that West Ham’s London derby against Arsenal next month could be postponed over concerns that an unexploded World War Two bomb had been discovered by the ground.However, officials have said the metal object discovered by an apartment development next to the London Stadium has not been confirmed as an explosive and remains “unidentified”.1 West Ham vs Arsenal could be postponed following the discovery of a possible unexploded World War 2 bombCredit: Getty Images – GettyWill West Ham vs Arsenal be postponed?West Ham vs Arsenal had been thrown into doubt amid fears experts will need to work on the site.Specialist police officers were called to the scene just before midday on November 15 and a 150m cordon was put in place.A source said: “We think it is an unexploded bomb.“It’s crazy to think of all the people walking around here during the Olympics and we had no idea it was here.”The match is scheduled to be played on Monday, December 9.However, the London Legacy Development Corporation, which is responsible for the Queen Elizabeth II Park where the stadium is located, said the item is still “unidentified”.A spokeswoman said: “Reports that a WW2 bomb has been ‘unearthed’ yards from London Stadium are wrong.”The object has not been unearthed and it has not been identified. Police were called as a precaution and after initially putting in a small cordon their experts were satisfied that contractors should continue their work which will safely establish what the object is. The police returned control of the site to the contractor and removed the cordon.”last_img read more

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Bong Ravena promoted to TNT head coach

first_imgMOST READ 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mozzy and Bong Ravena claims the Mythical five award in behalf of Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBong Ravena has always been a diligent lieutenant in the TNT bench, and after 10 years of loyalty he’s about to be rewarded with the top seat.As per several reports, Ravena will replace beleaguered Nash Racela as the KaTropa’s new head coach in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NCAA: Eze buzzer-beater ends Lyceum’s perfect run View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PBA Press Corps president Gerry Ramos of Spin.ph and Tiebreaker Times’ Matthew Li first reported of Ravena’s promotion to the head coach’s spot.Ravena has served as an assistant coach for the KaTropa under Chot Reyes, Norman Black, Jong Uichico, and Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTNT holds a disappointing 2-4 record in the PBA Governors’ Cup with one of those wins coming under Racela and the other one courtesy of assistant coach Eric Gonzales.Racela went on leave after TNT slumped to a three-game losing streak and Gonzales was appointed as the team’s interim head coach before its 118-114 win over Columbian.center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Koffa Task Force Regains Prosecution Power

first_imgThe Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa-led Special Presidential Task Force (SPTF) investigating the damning Global Witness (GW) report on senior Liberian government officials has once again been given its teeth to bite. Few days after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf setup the SPTF, it forced two of the most powerful men in the nation to appear in court to answer to corruption allegations. Senator Cllr. Varney Sherman, Chairman of the ruling Unity Party (UP) and Mr. J. Alex Tyler, Speaker of the House of Representatives appeared in court and each was allowed to go home after they had filed in ‘criminal appearance bonds’ over US$1 million combined. Ordinary Liberians began praising Cllr. Koffa, who is also Minister of State Without Portfolio, for having the will to bring alleged corrupt officials to court.However, people were left dismayed when Minister Koffa announced on Thursday, June 2, that he has handed the prosecutorial role of the SPTF over to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), a member of the SPTF, which is a tripartite conglomeration, the other two being the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs (MOS) and the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).But late Wednesday, June 8, evening reports surfaced that Justice Minister Frederick Cherue had written Cllr. Koffa and re-assigned the prosecution of persons indicted by his Task Force. It is reported that Justice Minister Cherue, in a letter to Cllr. Koffa dated June 6, advised him to “proceed to investigate and prosecute those found to be criminally responsible for the allegations contained in the Global Witness Report.” The Justice Minister further granted Cllr. Koffa the “Letter of Patent” required by law to serve as a Special Prosecutor for the Global Witness case. According to reports, Minister Cherue stated that his Ministry is already working closely with the Task Force in the matter, and that it is still “willing to provide additional lawyers as well as other assistance to aid the work of the Task Force in ensuring that the case is resolved.” Meanwhile, the Task Force is expected to announce another batch of indictees Thursday, during a special press conference at the Information Ministry. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Amna Ally hospitalised

first_img…to travel overseas for further medical attentionSocial Protection Minister Amna Ally was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital after complaining of feeling unwell.Social Protection Minister Amna AllyAccording to reports, the Minister was taken to the medical facility on Monday.Meanwhile, the Department of Public Information (DPI), in a release on Monday evening said that the Minister would be travelling overseas for further medical attention.The DPI noted that the Minister was “in good spirits and resting comfortably at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation”.According to the DPI, as a precautionary measure, Ally is being kept for observation and is scheduled to travel overseas on Wednesday.The DPI also stated that President David Granger visited with Minister Ally at the medical facility.Only recently, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo underwent heart bypass surgery in a United States hospital.The issue of Government officials seeking treatment overseas has been a long-contentious one.While in Opposition, the now governing coalition parties had heavily criticised members of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for seeking medical treatment overseas, instead of utilising the national facilities.However, Government Ministers have been flying to Ireland and other overseas territories in a bid to access medical treatment. It has also been disclosed that a health insurance policy has been prepared for Government officials.last_img read more

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January transfer special: Arsenal interested in Mahrez

first_imgSportsmail’s Simon Jones has put together a guide to what each top flight club might do in January.READ: Arsenal could turn to Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez as they look to bring in a winger in JanuaryARSENALLeicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez’s form has slumped and he was axed by Algeria, whose results have declined dramatically since reaching the second round of the 2014 World Cup in BrazilNeed: Winger, midfielder, defenderTargets: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Leon Goretzka (Schalke)Who could go? Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott (loan), Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny (loan)Budget: £70mBOURNEMOUTHNeed: Full back, forwardTargets: Omar Richards (Reading), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal, loan)Who could go? Lewis Grabban, Benik Afobe, Harry ArterBudget: £30mBRIGHTONBrighton – who want to sign a striker in January – could target Moussa Dembele of Celtic. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Striker, midfielderTargets: Moussa Dembele (Celtic), Oumar Niasse (Everton), Ze Luis (Spartak Moscow), Josh Vela (Bolton)Who could go? Jamie MurphyBudget: £30mBURNLEYNeed: Left wing, centre backTargets: Aaron Lennon (Everton), Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), James McClean (WBA), Jozo Simunovic (Celtic)Who could go? Nahki WellsBudget: £20mCHELSEAChelsea are still interested in signing Juventus’s left back Alex Sandro in the winter window. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Left back, winger, strikerTargets: Alex Sandro (Juventus), Philipp Max (Augsburg), Ross Barkley (Everton), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid)Who could go? Kenedy, Baba Rahman, David Luiz, Michy BatshuayiBudget: £100mCRYSTAL PALACENeed: Goalkeeper, left back, centre back, strikerTargets: Sam Johnstone (Man Utd), Thomas Holy (Gillingham), Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich), James McCarthy (Everton), Mohamed Elyounoussi (Basle), Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina)Who could go? Jason Puncheon, Patrick van Aanholt, Scott Dann, Jordon MutchBudget: £40mEVERTONEverton are on the cusp of signing up Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun as they make January moves. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: left back, defensive midfield, strikerTargets: Cenk Tosun (Besiktas), Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Adama Soumaoro (Lille), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Josh Earl (Preston)Who could go? Oumar Niasse, Mo Besic, Ross Barkley, Kevin MirallasBudget: £70mHUDDERSFIELD TOWNNeed: Goalkeeper, full backsTargets: Danny Ward (Liverpool, loan), Terence Kongolo (Monaco, loan), Joe Bryan (Bristol City)Who could go? NoneBudget: £20mLEICESTER CITYJonny Evans is a target for Manchester City as they aim to buy another central defender. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Full back, attacking midfieldTargets: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Hatem Ben Arfa (PSG)Who could go? Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa, Leonardo Ulloa, Riyad MahrezBudget: £30mLIVERPOOLNeed: MidfielderTargets: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Jean Seri (Nice)Who could go? Divock Origi, Philippe Coutinho, Marko Grujic (loan), Harry Wilson (loan), Danny Ings (loan), Ben Woodburn (loan), Ovie Ejaria (loan), Lazar MarkovicBudget: £80mMANCHESTER CITYJonny Evans is a target for Manchester City as they aim to buy another central defender. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Defender, defensive midfielder, strikerTargets: Inigo Martinez (Real Sociedad), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Julian Weigl (B Dortmund), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)Who could go? NoneBudget: £90mMANCHESTER UNITEDNeed: Full backs, midfielder, wingerTargets: Danny Rose (Tottenham), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Malcom (Bordeaux), Justin Kluivert (Ajax), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Christian Pulisic (B Dortmund)Who could go? Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Matteo DarmianBudget: £80m plus salesNEWCASTLE UNITEDManchester United want full backs and one of the signings could be Tottenham’s Danny Rose. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Left back, midfielder, strikerTargets: Kiko Casilla (Real Madrid), Kenedy (Chelsea), Danny Ings (Liverpool), Islam Slimani (Leicester), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)Who could go? Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jonjo Shelvey, Jack ColbackBudget: £15m plus salesSOUTHAMPTONNeed: Centre back, strikerTargets: Jack Hendry (Dundee), Alfie Mawson (Swansea), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal, loan), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Moussa Dembele (Celtic)Who could go? Manolo Gabbiadini, Shane LongBudget: £80mSTOKE CITYBoth Southampton and Stoke City could be interested in signing Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Right back, defensive midfield, striker, wingerTargets: Daniel Opare (Augsburg), Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings (Liverpool), Etienne Capoue (Watford), Amin Younes (Ajax)Who could go? Charlie Adam, Glen Johnson, Jese RodriguezBudget: £30m plus salesSWANSEA CITYNeed: Right-back, centre-back, strikerTargets: Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley), Daniel Opare (Augsburg), Andre Ayew, Diafra Sakho (West Ham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal, loan)Who could go? Alfie Mawson, Ki Sung YuengBudget: £25mTOTTENHAMFulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon is being eyed up by Tottenham, who want a left back. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Left back, strikerTarget: Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), Malcom (Bordeaux), Jann-Fiete Arp (Hamburg), Gorka Guruzeta (Athletic Bilbao)Who could go? Michel Vorm, Danny Rose, Georges-Kevin N’KoudouBudget: £35m plus salesWATFORDNeed: Goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder, forwardTarget: Pontus Dahlberg (IFK Gothenburg), Islam Slimani (Leicester City), Amin Younes (Ajax)Who could go? Etienne Capoue, Troy DeeneyBudget: £40m plus salesWEST BROMWest Ham are expected to take an interest in Swansea defender Alfie Mawson (centre). Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Centre-back, full-back, midfielder, strikerTarget: Ben Mee (Burnley), Glen Johnson (Stoke), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle), Danny Ings (Lpool), Richmond Boakye (Red Star Belgrade)Who could go? Jonny Evans, Jake LivermoreBudget: £30m plus salesWEST HAMNeed: Defender, midfielder, strikerTarget: Alfie Mawson (Swansea), Joe Allen (Stoke), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle), Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla), Danny Ings (Liverpool), Andre Schurrle (B Dortmund), Fyodor Smolov (Krasnodar), Moussa Dembele (Celtic)Who could go? Diafra Sakho, Andre Ayew, Andy CarrollBudget: £30m plus sales-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal could turn to Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez as they look to bring in a winger in JanuaryLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – The start of January means diets, resolutions and, most importantly, the beginning of the winter transfer window.Every Premier League side will have their own ideas of what they will do over the first month of 2018, whether that means incomings or outgoings as they tackle the second half of the season.last_img read more

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Lopetegui on the brink as Madrid seek morale-boosting win

first_imgThree months into the season, there are few obvious alternatives if the club’s president Florentino Perez decides to wield the axe.Santiago Solari, coach of Castilla, Real Madrid’s B team, could take charge in the short-term but the troubled search for a suitable coach in the summer would not appear much smoother now.Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp and Max Allegri would all be near-impossible to sign mid-season, while Joachim Low is still attached to Germany.Antonio Conte is out of work but there is an issue with the Italian’s style of play, not to mention any legal wranglings around his compensation package with Chelsea. Arsene Wenger would be fascinating but high-risk.Arsene Wenger would be a fascinating but high-risk choice if Real Madrid president Florentino Perez decides to look for a new coach © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONFor Lopetegui to call off the search, victory is surely essential at the Santiago Bernabeu against Plzen, the Czech team that have only won two Champions League matches in their history.Then avoiding defeat to Barcelona, who will be without the injured Lionel Messi, could buy him a trio of theoretically kinder fixtures against Melilla in the Copa del Rey, Real Valladolid in the league and Plzen again in the Czech Republic. Win those, and the outlook might look more rosy.Amid the sprawl of disapproving headlines on Sunday, Diario AS ran an online poll: who is more guilty, the club’s coach or president?Just over 80,000 replies were credited – almost 17,000 more than had attended the Santiago Bernabeu the day before – and 86 per cent of them answered Perez.There were whistles after the loss to Levante and a scattering of swinging white handkerchiefs too.But the atmosphere was marked more by deflation than disgust. At the end, as his players hunched on their knees, Lopetegui stood on the touchline, staring into space.After Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez defended his recruitment strategy, saying he was looking for young players who would become “the next great players” © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOLopetegui is on the brink – he may well not make the Clasico on Sunday – but there is a sense this “mega crisis”, as termed by Barcelona’s Mundo Deportivo, has been a long-time coming.In July, days after Cristiano Ronaldo had left for Juventus, Perez defended his recruitment strategy, saying: “Madrid is strengthening its search for young players that will become the next great players of the sport.”By the end of the summer, they had signed Vinicius, the 18-year-old striker from Flamengo, Alvaro Odriozola, a 22-year-old right back from Real Sociedad, and Mariano Diaz, who returned after a decent season with Lyon.Only Thibaut Courtois could be considered a star, and he was joining a club that already had UEFA’s goalkeeper of the season.– papering over cracks –One theory goes that Perez is keeping the treasury full in preparation for a fresh tilt for Neymar next summer. It might explain too why a move for Eden Hazard has never been pushed through.In the meantime, Zinedine Zidane and now, Lopetegui, have been charged with papering over the cracks.Bernd Schuster – only one of last six Madrid coaches to survive the sack after three consecutive defeats © AFP / BIEL ALINOZidane managed it, spectacularly, by winning in Europe, although if Michael Oliver had not puffed his whistle for a borderline 98th-minute penalty against Juventus, Madrid would have been out in the last 16. In La Liga, they finished 17 points behind Barcelona.Three Champions League titles in a row is no fluke, just as two interventions from the Video Assistant Referee were not the sole reason Madrid lost at home to Levante for the first time in 11 years.Defensive mistakes, panicky finishing and stodgy build-up all reflected badly on Lopetegui, who made matters worse by leaving Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema on the bench.Both endured fitness issues over the international break but were excellent in the second half. By then, it was too late.“I believe in this team more than ever,” Lopetegui said.Only one of the last six Madrid coaches to preside over three consecutive defeats was not sacked afterwards. That was Bernd Schuster, whose team had put their feet up after winning the title in 2008.Lopetegui has far less credit in the bank. Perez’s period of austerity is coming home to roost.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Julen Lopetegui is under pressure as Real Madrid coach. © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Oct 21 – Real Madrid’s players may have offered a show of public support to Julen Lopetegui but fail to win at home against Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday and their words will mean very little.“Julen has the backing of the entire team,” Sergio Ramos said after Madrid’s 2-1 loss to Levante on Saturday, their fourth defeat in five games and third in a row. “We are with him to the death,” said Marcelo.last_img read more

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It’s the only thing I haven’t won, declares United star

first_img Wayne Rooney FA Cup despair 1 Wayne Rooney is desperate to win the FA Cup, the only domestic trophy absent in the England captain’s trophy cabinet.Losing two FA Cup finals, against Arsenal in 2005 and Chelsea in 2007, the Manchester United star says Monday night’s quarter-final against Arsenal is “massive”.United have the benefit of home advantage but the Gunners are in better form and are the defending champions.Rooney watched Everton lift the FA Cup in 1995 and the memories of that make him even more determined to match his old club’s achievement.He said: “We have an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Monday and that is massive for us.“Of course, I think it is a massive trophy. It is a trophy that, growing up as a youngster, I used to love watching and I was fortunate enough to see Everton lift the FA Cup in 1995 when I was nine years old. It is something which I would love to do and hopefully it can be this year.“We haven’t been to a final for a few years, we want to try to win that game and we are looking forward to that.”last_img read more

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Arsenal star Lacazette cancels out Milner’s strike as Liverpool are held

first_img latest The visitors who opened the scoring when Milner was on hand to pounce on Bernd Leno’s poor clearance to calmly stroke the ball home.Milner had won every single Premier League game he had scored on, but the Gunners showed incredible resolve to come back and claim a point.Lacazette’s clever run was picked out by Alexander Iwobi and, although he was taken wide by Alisson Becker, curled the ball into the far corner.Chelsea and Manchester City will have watched the draw with great interest, with the race for top spot in the Premier League getting tighter and tighter. gameday cracker tense Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Milner celebrates opening the scoring Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Alisson was called upon to push away Lucas Torreira’s shot as Arsenal looked to level matters immediately, while Milner’s reward for giving Liverpool the lead was a bloodied nose following a collision with Gomez.Leno tipped a Van Dijk header behind as Liverpool looked to kill off the game, with Emery introducing both Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey in a quest to find an equaliser.It was Iwobi who would play a part in Lacazette’s leveller, playing a precise ball into his path before the former Lyon man kept possession and bent home a precision strike.Neither side could find a winner in the closing stages as Arsenal remain four points behind their visitors in the table BEST OF LATEST The Reds should have perhaps been ahead sooner but for a contentious offside decision Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 3 scrap revealed Alexandre Lacazette’s sumptuous strike cancelled out James Milner’s opener to ensure Arsenal and Liverpool shared the points at the Emirates.It was a fantastic Premier League clash which ebbed and flowed both way, with both sides threatening. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was lively in the opening exchanges and saw two shots deflected behind as Arsenal started brighter than in recent weeks.Henrikh Mkhitaryan almost took full advantage of some poor decision-making from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, the Brazilian sprinting from his line and getting nowhere near Aubameyang’s cross, with Mkhitaryan’s header dropping just wide.Liverpool were also threatening and had the ball in the net moments later, only for Mane’s effort to be controversially ruled out for offside.The Senegal international tapped home after Roberto Firmino had hit the post but his effort was chalked off even though he was behind the ball, having initially been offside when the move started.The visitors started to enjoy more of the ball and only a smart save from Bernd Leno kept out Virgil van Dijk, with Shkodran Mustafi alert enough to clear away the loose ball. Emery has been keen for his side to play out from the back and, in doing so, they set up another chance for Aubameyang, whose shot was blocked behind following a flick into his path from Mkhitaryan.Lacazette shot wide from an acute angle before turning home Mustafi’s header across goal, only to see the goal correctly ruled out as the Germany defender was clearly offside.Liverpool almost went in ahead at the interval as Leno followed the earlier example set by his counterpart when he charged from his line and got stuck in no-man’s land, with Van Dijk flicking a header against the foot of the post.Klopp’s side took the lead on the hour mark, though, as Leno pushed Mane’s cross back in front of his own goal, with Milner on hand to drill in his third of the season. Lacazette celebrates with his Arsenal teammates 3 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most Popular Football Stories Getty Images last_img read more

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Government must put rural Ireland first – Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has urged the Government to ensure that the upcoming rural action plan contains detailed proposals to improve living standards and the quality of life for people living in rural Ireland.The Donegal TD said this should be done rather than the plan becoming an exercise in unfulfilled promises and missed opportunities by a Government with a very poor record in rural development.Deputy Gallagher commented, “The previous Fine Gael led Government introduced a series of measures that negatively impacted on rural Ireland. Garda station closures, Farm Assist cuts, LIS and road grants cuts, no broadband services – poor mobile signals, failure on regional employment creation and small schools under threat, rural Ireland was singled out for cutbacks across a wide range of areas.” “Ahead of the publication of the Government’s action plan, Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Rural Affairs Eamon O’ Cuiv submitted a policy document to Minister Humphrey’s department. The submission sets out a blueprint that details precise measures which will directly improve service provision, infrastructure and employment opportunities in rural Ireland.”“Our submission puts forward a credible plan with practical solutions to reverse the 5 years of unfair Government attacks on rural Ireland,” he said.He added that Fianna Fáil is committed to supporting the development of rural Ireland.“Our policy puts rural communities and parish communities first, it proactively and positively discriminates towards developing rural Ireland. Balanced regional development will support rural families and sustain communities. Our vision centres on giving rural people the same opportunities to prosper and grow employment as people living more urban centres, and ensuring the rural Ireland is not left behind in terms of infrastructure, growth and development,” he said.Government must put rural Ireland first – Pat the Cope was last modified: November 4th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Master the Secrets of Time Lapse Video

first_imgAdding a time lapse video can add drama and nuance to your project. Learn a few helpful tips on capturing a time lapse in this video tutorial.Cover image courtesy of the author.Shooting time-lapse videos is fun, informative, and easy to learn. The trick is to be in a place where nature is on full display. It might take a few tries to capture exactly what you have envisioned, but the effort will be worth it if that elusive blast of light and color occurs during your shot. Like many photographic and filmmaking pursuits, the results can be hit or miss, so it’s important to set up your shoot to improve your chances.Check out the video, and think of creative ways to capture time lapse action that can advance your story visually and dramatically.Tips and Tricks for Shooting Time Lapse VideosThis video tutorial reveals some of the basic steps I use to get time lapse shots. Filmmakers have been manipulating screen time since the earliest days — mostly by slowing down events. This video features a few examples: “bullet time” and 720fps to contrast with the ultra slow exposure times of time lapses. We have lots of tools at our disposal, and speeding things up can be as dramatic as slowing things down. Think of the amazing knowledge scientists have have gained through time lapse photography.It’s a universal tool and technique that I think every videographer should have some experience with.Interestingly, in my entire career I have only photographed one time lapse shot for a montage in The Ring II, and it didn’t make the cut. It was a cool shot, but you won’t see too many of these shots in feature films because they are not the norm. They’re somewhat abstract, and they’re difficult to blend in with the visual style or “look” of a film. That is unless it’s a device that advances the story through each act of the film. Honestly, I can’t think of one mainstream narrative film that relied on the technique to that extent.1. Set Your Camera Settings in Time Lapse Mode, or Connect an IntervalometerWhen it comes to shooting time lapses videos, there are a few things you want to take into account. First and foremost, you will need to set your camera to time lapse or animation mode, or you will need to purchase an intervalometer for your specific camera body.Intervalometers are often third-party accessories that allow you to program a shutter release, set the time interval, and adjust select camera settings. You can read more about intervalometers here.Your camera settings should take into the account the time of day or night your are shooting. Will there be plenty of light overhead, are you shooting throughout the night — or perhaps and night-to-day transition? Be sure to calculate the changing exposure throughout the day.2. Prevent Camera Movement by Securing Your TripodAny unintentional movement, down to the slightest camera shake, can ruin a time lapse. It’s imperative that you not only lock your tripod down but also add some additional weight to prevent any movement from wind or weather. I attach a sandbag to the tripod with a carabiner. For harsher weather, you can even stake your tripod to the ground with some rope.3. Use Polarizing ND FiltersIf you are planning to shoot a time lapse during the day, don’t forget to add a polarizer to your lens. You’ll also want to plan for exposure when the sun is at it’s strongest, so don’t be afraid to underexpose footage you shoot earlier in the day.4. Flag You CameraUsing a c-stand or light stand, clamp a flag above your camera.A camera flag will not only prevent any unwanted lens flares, it can also keep your camera cool in the shade.5. Watch Out for Foreign Object on the LensDuring the shoot, keep an eye on the lens for any debris or foreign objects. If you must remove the debris, do your best not to remove the filter or adjust the camera. In times like this that it’s helpful to have a camera duster or can or compressed air.7. Relax and WaitShooting a time lapse can take quite some time, so be prepared to keep yourself occupied. Or you can just sit back and relax until you’ve captured your sequence.Want more on shooting and editing time lapse videos? Check out our series of interviews and features with other time-lapse filmmakers and photographers.Time lapse Tips, Tricks, and ToolsPremiere Pro Tutorial: Compositing Live-Action and Time lapse FootageGet Immersed with Epic Music for Time lapse VideosThe Mind-Bending Time lapse Videos of Keith LoutitThis 16-Year-Old Makes Stunning Time lapse VideosTime lapse Photographers Share Their Work and Talk GearShooting Stunning Time lapse With Industry Pro Martin HeckTurn Your Time lapse Videos into Moving PaintingsDo you need time lapse footage for a project? If you don’t have time to shoot your own time lapse, you can license stunning time lapse footage from Shutterstock.Have you shot time lapse videos? Share your own tips and tricks in the comments.last_img read more

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M.P. Ministers want CM to withdraw cases against them

first_imgThe decision of the newly elected Congress government in Madhya Pradesh to withdraw “politically motivated” cases lodged against party workers, farmers and social activists during the 15-year rule of the BJP in the State has prompted the elected representatives (MLAs and MPs) to demand similar measures in cases registered against them.According to sources, two State Ministers — Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare and Higher Education Jitu Patwari and Minister Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Pradhumn Singh Tomar — brought the cases lodged against them to the notice of Chief Minister Kamal Nath after the Cabinet decision on Thursday to develop a mechanism to withdraw “politically motivated” cases against party workers, farmers and activists.Mr. Nath assured the two Ministers that the cases against them will be considered when they come for trial in special courts in the near future, the sources added. The M.P. government has decided to set up district and State-level committees to examine cases against party workers, activists and farmers lodged in the last 15 years.last_img read more

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Lil Yachty Chats Braids, Body Wash, and Being Yourself

first_img How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Editors’ Recommendations The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Courtesy of AXEIt’s important to stay fresh under fire and to handle your business with confidence.Pro basketball player Brandon Armstrong, YouTuber Markiplier, recording artist Danny Ocean, and rapper Lil Yachty make up the “Gold Squad,” a team of cultural insiders across gaming, music, and sports representing the new AXE Gold collection, a new scent that includes body washes, sprays, and deodorants.“My music is all about staying positive and being yourself,” says Lil Yachty. “We’re all gold, but it’s hard to always remember that when the pressure’s on. This project with AXE is about staying fresh when the pressure is heavy. Forget the naysayers and own it.”We caught up with Lil Boat and asked for some of his tips grooming greatness.The Manual: Can you give us the backstory on your signature red braids?LY: In grade, I braided my hair because I wanted to look like Kris Kross, this old rap hip-hop group that had braids with colorful rubber bands. My hair was short, so I did two strand twists. And then it grew, and I just wore braids, just braids. And then they grew real long. They were black at the time. When I got a job offer at McDonald’s my mom wanted me to be so presentable, so she made me cut my hair. So that was real sad. I cut my hair. And then she saw I was so sad because my hair was the only thing keeping me different, so then she was like well why don’t you dye it red? So I dyed it red, and it’s been red ever since eleventh grade.Lil Yachty/FacebookTM: How do you take care of it?LY: Shit, I don’t. My shit fell out. It grew back. But, nah, I’m on the road a lot. The bleaching and the heat takes a toll on my hair. So, I try to do what I can. But honestly, I don’t do what I should do. It’s sad but it’s true. When I get braided I get it washed, deep conditioned, I put oils in it and all that good stuff. I get it braided like once a week if I can get to a stylist.TM: Who braids it? Do you have a go-to stylist?LY: I go to the same lady at home. I’ve been going to her since high school.TM: There’s a rumor going around the internet that your braids are insured?“You gotta stay fresh. When you smell good, you feel good. When you look good, you feel good.”LY: No, that’s not true, they fell out before and no one paid me for it.TM: Do you shave? And how often?LY: My face, as soon as I see an inch of hair. I try to keep a baby face. My facial hair grows, I just try to keep it low.TM: Do you have a favorite shaving product?LY: I don’t shave myself. I have a barber. He doesn’t actually shave it. He uses clippers.TM: Do you use moisturizer on your face? LY: Yeah, I like to use moisturizer. I don’t travel with any, and I’ve been kind of iffy with hotel lotion. So, I don’t do it much because I’m never really home. But I like to make my skin look very smooth and chocolatey.Courtesy of AxeTM: What about your tattoos? How do you take care of them?LY: I’m gonna come clean. I probably put something on there one time. You’re making me feel bad.TM: Sorry! Let’s make you feel good. How does AXE Gold give you dating confidence? LY: Smelling good is key important. Have you ever been on a date and someone just didn’t smell too good? It’s not the best, right? It’s like a deal breaker, especially on the first date. You gotta stay fresh. When you smell good, you feel good. When you look good, you feel good. All these key elements add up to making someone feel gold. When you feel gold, you feel good. Then you pretty much are good and can’t anybody say otherwise.TM: Tell me about your personal style?LY: I have my own style. I like throwback looks a lot. I like the 90’s. I like colors and baggy jeans. I like what I like.TM: What is your favorite city to shopLY: LA. But I haven’t been to Japan yet. I can’t wait to go.last_img read more

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Gambling Support Network Launched

first_img FOR BROADCAST ONLY: The province is rolling out a new Gambling Support Network and Take 5 awareness campaign. The network expands on the existing problem gambling helpline. A new interactive website offers tools to support Nova Scotians concerned about gambling. Over the next few months, counselling through live chat and online forums moderated by clinicians will be added, and people will be able to sign up for motivational text messages. Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine says the Gambling Support Network will provide support in more ways, and reduce the stigma so that more people who need these services are comfortable using them. More information is available at Gambling Support Network dot C-A. -30- The province is rolling out a new Gambling Support Network and Take 5 awareness campaign. The network expands on the existing problem gambling helpline. A new interactive website offers tools to support Nova Scotians concerned about gambling. Over the next few months, counselling through live chat and online forums moderated by clinicians will be added, and people will be able to sign up for motivational text messages. The website is designed to work well on mobile devices. “Many people with gambling concerns do not seek support because of the stigma they face or they don’t know what to expect from the service,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “With the Gambling Support Network, we’re providing support in more ways, and reducing the stigma so more people who need these services are comfortable using them. “It’s an important part of our mental health and addictions strategy, Together We Can.” Research shows that people are more likely to use a support service if it does not refer to them as problem gamblers. The new network does not use this label, and does not portray gamblers negatively. The network’s services are available 24/7 to gamblers and their families, friends and employers across Nova Scotia. All services are free and confidential. They are provided by clinical staff including registered social workers. McKesson Canada, which runs the province’s 811 service, has been contracted to run the network. “Everyone has different needs and comfort levels, so it’s important to offer support for Nova Scotians with gambling concerns in different ways,” Rachel Boehm, addictions and mental health program leader with Capital District Health Authority. “The online and phone services through the Gambling Support Network, combined with in-person counselling at our Addictions Services offices around the province, allow people to choose the option or combination of options that meets their needs.” The Take 5 campaign to raise awareness about the network includes television, newspaper and online ads, stickers on video lottery terminals, and posters in retail spaces. The campaign encourages people to take a five-minute break and contact the network through the website at http://gamblingsupportnetwork.ca or by calling 1-888-347-8888.last_img read more

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Fire at Bandhwari landfill site points to untreated waste hazard

first_imgGurugram: Fire at Bandhwari landfill site highlights that not having waste management in place is resulting in dangers piling up at the 30-acre landfill site nestled in Aravallis.The fire was caused on Monday. The main causes of the fire were attributed to the extreme heat caused due to the summer that led the methane gas present in the garbage to catch fire. Despite the assurances that waste at the landfill site will be treated, it is expected that there are 25 lakh tonnes of garbage of Gurugram and Faridabad combined dumped at the site. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe extreme dangers get further added to it has come to fore that leachate (a poisonous liquid substance that emanates from the garbage) has again begun to percolate outside the landfill. Even though the problem was solved on temporary measures, the urgency of finding a long term solution has again been raised with problems resurfacing. After repeated complaints, there can finally be a solution to the challenge of the toxic underground water table at Bandhwari and the areas around it caused due to the leachate of the presence of the 30-acre-landfill site. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsTo tackle this issue, a leachate treatment plant was expected to be set up at an area. At present more than 1,000 tonnes of garbage from Gurugram and Faridabad is discarded daily at the area that is nestled in the green belt of Aravallis. Based on the proposal, the plant will treat more than 100 kiloliters of leachate daily. It will be set up the Chinese company Eco green that has also been entrusted with the responsibility of recycling the waste in the area into the creation of power and other useful forms. As the layout of the projects, works presently are being undertaken. Commissioned in 2008, Bandhwari landfill was created with an objective of segregation and recycling of waste generated from Gurgaon and Faridabad. Set up with an investment of Rs 300 crores the was to operationalise a power plant and plastic recycling at the site. After laying defunct for more than four-and-half years the recycling unit was again set up after a lot of protests. There is criticism that work at the plant has not been carried out the pace as was promised and the waste continues to be dumped as it was done earlier. To reduce the amount of waste being dumped at the site the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram is encouraging composting among various residential and commercial sites.last_img read more

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UP oppn alliances first rally Mayawati says BJP will lose due to

first_imgDeoband (Saharanpur, UP): BSP supremo Mayawati Sunday slammed both the BJP and the Congress at the first joint rally with SP and RLD here, leas than a week before voting for the first phase of voting. “BJP will lose this election because of policies inspired by hatred.. especially their “chowkidar” campaign… no matter how much the chhote, bade chowkidars try, the BJP will not win,” she said. Addressing the rally in the presence of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and RLD chief Ajit Singh, she said, “The Congress has failed despite ruling for so many years,” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The BSP chief said, “Our government, instead of giving minimum income support, will give employment to poor people. Indira Gandhi too made a 20-point programme to remove poverty, but was it effective?” She said, “We are silent workers, unlike other parties. Our party performs without making noise, we are silent workers. The Congress too has been making tall claims, haven’t they been given enough chances for decades? They were wiped out from several states. The Nyay scheme is not a stable solution for removing poverty.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday At the same time, she said the BJP government has been misusing probe agencies. “Even the people from backward communities are suffering… The divisive thought process of these parties are hurting these communities… At the Centre, or state level… reservation issue for these communities was ignored. These communities are not benefiting from the reservation. They are being exploited. Minorities are also suffering.” Mayawati said corruption has increased at every level. “The Congress was tainted by bofors. BJP government is tainted by Rafale… The BJP government has been misusing probe agencies – CBI, ED – against its rivals. You don’t need to give another chance to them. The parties that have already been given enough chances In the election season, political parties use opinion polls to misguide voters. Do not get swayed,” she appealed to the voters. She assured the electorate that if voted to power, farmers will no longer be in debt. “Sugarcane farmers are suffering in UP… their grievances are being ignored amid empty announcements. When our party was in power, we made sure dues of sugarcane farmers were paid,” the former chief minister said. Mayawati said the BJP’s poll promises have still not been fulfilled. “The ground realities can’t be ignored. BJP will keep endorsing its hawa-hawai (lofty) schemes till the poll results are announced. Thousands of crores have been wasted… That’s taxpayers money… could be used for the poor…If PM was serious about welfare of poor, they would not have been inaugurating schemes after poll dates were announced… they would have performed in five years of tenure. In the last budget… whatever announcements were made by centre are nothing but empty poll promises,” she said. “Now that BJP is panicking, you should know BJP on its way out… and grand alliance will arrive. After Independence, for a long time Congress and BJP were in power… even in the Congress-ruled states, wrongful practices came to notice… so they eventually lost voter base… =========== BJP misusing Pulwama issue, GST & note ban caused huge job loss; don’t allow these people to come back, Mayawati tells Deoband rally.last_img read more

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Social Media Users Stand with Victims of the Finsbury Park Attack

By Chaymaa Benallouch.Rabat – Social Media users are showing their support of and expressing their sympathy for victims for the Mosque Attack in London.After the London Bridge Attack and the Grenfell Tower Fire, London has witnessed another horrifying attack. This time the targets were Muslims as they were leaving the Mosque. The vehicular attack lead to the death of one person and the injury of 10. Social Media users used many hashtags such as, #WeStandTogether and #FinsburyPark, in which they expressed their condolences and sympathy for the attack that targeted worshipers during Tarawih at the Finsbury Park Mosque, saying that they do not allow hate and terrorism to differentiate them.Jewish voluntary nonprofit organization, Shomrim NE London, showed its support for the victims of the attacks, saying that they stand in solidarity with them.#WeStandTogether in solidarity with the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in #FinsburyPark. Thoughts & prayers with all those affected pic.twitter.com/04kxobdpYN— Shomrim N.E. London (@Shomrim) June 19, 2017Many Members of the Parliament also used the hashtag “#WeStandTogether” to show their support.Horrific to see another terror attack on our streets. Thoughts with those killed, injured and affected#FinsburyParkattack #WeStandTogether https://t.co/nT35qOCHUD— Jim McMahon MP (@JimfromOldham) June 19, 2017Horrendous attack on people because of their Muslim faith near #FinsburyParkMosque. Thoughts+prayers with the victims.#WeStandTogether— Ivan Lewis (@IvanLewis_MP) June 19, 2017Yesterday we joined the #GreatGetTogether for Jo. Today another terrorist attack shows why it matters more than ever that #WeStandTogether— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) June 19, 2017British Boxer, Amir Khan, also used the hashtag and expressed his sympathy toward the victims of this attack.I am really saddened to hear about the attack in #FinsburyPark -I pray for all the victims and their families #WeStandTogether— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) June 19, 2017English television presenter and model, Davina McCall, said “we need a multi faith solution. Where we all come together and stand united against hate.”We need a multi faith solution. Where we all come together and stand united against hate ?? pic.twitter.com/0Fztvb54MD— Davina McCall (@ThisisDavina) June 19, 2017Famous British novelist and author of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, tweeted about the incident in her account, supported the victims and criticized the media, more particularly The Mail, for not describing the attacker as a “terrorist” and using the words “white van driver.”The Mail has misspelled ‘terrorist’ as ‘white van driver.’ Now let’s discuss how he was radicalised. pic.twitter.com/HPw2czZiV9— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 19, 2017In another tweet, she praised the Imam of the mosque who called for people to stay calm and prevented them from harming the suspect of the attack.The extraordinary decency and courage of this act has brought me to tears this morning. I hope this imam gets the recognition he deserves. https://t.co/SR5u6RRHG9— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 19, 2017The attack took place near the Finsbury Park mosque in the center of London. A man drove a vehicle into a group of Muslims as they were leaving the mosque, leaving one person dead and several people injured. read more

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