February 17, 2020

Things to know for the NBA’s annual Christmas bonanza

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SACRAMENTO, CA – DECEMBER 19: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder stands for the National Anthem before their game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on December 19, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPChristmas has arrived, which means holiday shopping lists can hopefully be put away for another year.So here’s a new list: Some of the things to know on this Christmas in the NBA, when five games — all of them televised nationally and beyond — will be on the holiday menu.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NO (HOLI)DAYS OFFThere’s no holiday pay for NBA players, which five teams are likely lamenting.Portland, Utah, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and New York not only have to work on Christmas this year — but they’re also all part of the NBA’s five-game slate on New Year’s Day this season.Speaking of no overtime, don’t expect the Christmas games to go deeper than 48 minutes, either. The only game since 2004 to need an overtime was Miami’s win over New Orleans in 2015.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil There have been nine triple-doubles on Dec. 25, including Draymond Green’s 12-point, 12-rebound, 11-assist effort last season for Golden State against Cleveland.The others: Oscar Robertson had four (1960, 1961, 1963 and 1967), and John Havlicek (1967), Billy Cunningham (1970), LeBron James (2010) and Russell Westbrook (2013) all have posted one.The first double-double posted on Tuesday will be the 400th on Dec. 25 in NBA history. No one has more of those than Shaquille O’Neal, who had 10 in his career.HOLIDAY RECORDSKobe Bryant has the records for Christmas Day points (395), appearances (16) and losses (10).ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READcenter_img Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’ PLAY LIST 03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’01:30Volunteers spread Christmas cheer to migrant children02:14Carpio 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES STAR POWERThe last five NBA MVPs will be on the court this Christmas: James Harden (2018) and Russell Westbrook (2017) will square off when Houston meets Oklahoma City, while Stephen Curry (2016, 2015), Kevin Durant (2014) and LeBron James (2013, 2012) will be on the floor when Golden State plays host to the Los Angeles Lakers.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 ChrissAt least 13 players who appeared in last season’s All-Star Game are expected to be playing in Tuesday’s games. Voting for this season’s NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte also begins Tuesday morning.TRIPLE-DOUBLES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LeBron James apologizes for controversial ‘Jewish money’ post Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No one has played in more Christmas wins than Dwyane Wade (10), followed by his Miami teammate Udonis Haslem and former New York and Phoenix guard Dick Van Arsdale with nine apiece. If the Lakers beat Golden State, LeBron James would join them in the nine-win club.Among active players who will be in action Tuesday, James has far and away the most points on Christmas. He has 321, well ahead of Kevin Durant (249), Russell Westbrook (190) and James Harden (143).Among coaches, Miami’s Erik Spoelstra is 7-0 on Christmas, as is Hall of Famer Les Harrison — who spent seven years as an NBA coach, all with Rochester, and won on Dec. 25 in each of those seasons. Harrison died in 1997, two days before Christmas.Dr. Jack Ramsay — one of Spoelstra’s idols — and Phil Jackson each have the total wins record for coaches, with 11. Ramsay was 11-3, Jackson was 11-7.INTERNATIONAL FLAIRAs many as 38 players born outside of the United States, from as many as 20 countries, are on the rosters of the 10 teams taking part in the NBA’s Christmas games this season.Utah has six international players, more than any of the 10 clubs.So in addition to saying “Merry Christmas,” feel free to drop “Feliz Navidad,” ″Frohe Weinachten,” ″Kala Christougena” and “Joyeux Noel” when watching the games Tuesday.DOUBLING UPHouston’s Eric Gordon should be getting plenty of presents Tuesday. Not only is it Christmas, but it’s also the 30th birthday for the Rockets guard. View commentslast_img read more

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‘Ideal and Beneficial’

first_imgResidents of Bassa Town Community in Paynesville have hailed the founder and proprietor of the Leigh-Sherman Community College for her decision to relocate the school in their community.According to the residents, the Leigh-Sherman Community College and Executive Secretarial School, owned and operated by Madam Theresa Leigh-Sherman, is the first ever institute of higher learning in the entire commercial district of Red-Light. They said it was beneficial for them to have an institution nearby to cater to their educational needs.The Leigh-Sherman Community College originally had its campus in Fiamah, Sinkor. The administration recently relocated its academic activities to the newly constructed campus in Paynesville. The building was dedicated by Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai Friday, April 25.The institution, which has operated in the country for over 38 years, is considered a pioneer and one of Liberia’s premier training institutions in the secretarial sciences and other vocations.Residents living around the school’s old campus said the concentration of almost every major activity, including academic, in the city center has caused it (the city) to be jam-packed.This situation has led to major side-effects such as transportation and financial problems for students seeking higher education. A situation that is difficult for most people.Madam Leigh-Sherman told the audience at the dedication ceremony that the decision to relocate the school was the result of a survey conducted by administration which showed that 80 percent of students live on the outskirts of the city.A resident, Aaron Harding, 25, who lives close to the new campus, said the institution would serve as a light in the community if the young people took advantage of the opportunities that it would provide.Mr. Harding said, “Most young people in this community are idle. This institution provides the kind of opportunities that young people, especially girls, need to improve their lives.”Mr. Harding expressed hopes the arrival of the school would come with scholarship opportunities for students.“We know many youths of this community are unable to pay their own fees. Most of our parents are not working. That is why we need scholarships.”Mary Kollie Jallah, 36, who sells toiletries in Red-Light, said it was a great idea to bring the Leigh-Sherman Community College to Red-Light. “I’m very happy that this school has been brought into this community. Some of us have heard about it for a long time. It is known to be a quality school. Most of my friends graduated from there and they are doing great,” she explained. Since its inception 38 years ago, the Leigh-Sherman Community College has successfully trained and placed over five thousand administrative professionals in positions with government, private corporations, Non-governmental organization and the Liberia Diplomatic Corps.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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Judge, Jury trial for taxi driver accused of murdering teacher

first_imgPrincipal Magistrate Judy Latchman on Tuesday ruled that there was sufficient evidence for 48-year-old Matthew Munroe to stand trial for the November 7, 2017 murder of Richard Ismael School Teacher Kescia Branche. The Police’s case is that the young woman was dumped from the car belonging to Munroe.Murdered school teacher, Kescia BrancheThis follows several months of witnesses offering evidence during the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Following the prosecution closing its case, Magistrate Latchman determined that there was enough evidence made out against the defendant. As such, she observed that Monroe will have to face trial at the next practicable sitting of the Demerara Assizes.Munroe had allegedly departed Guyana for the United States of America at some time in November last year, but after spending some time overseas, he returned to Guyana and presented himself to the Criminal Investigations Department in the company of his lawyer. The Police had said that during interrogation, Munroe could not provide information on his whereabouts on the night that Kescia Branche was brutally attacked; and that more so, he failed to give Police information on his missing car bumper.Murder accused: Matthew MunroeBranche, who was a resident of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, was discovered lying at the corner of Princes Street and Louisa Row in Georgetown on the morning of November 5, 2017. She succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital two days after and a post-mortem examination performed on her body indicated that her death was due to brain haemorrhaging and blunt trauma to the head.According to reports, Branche had left home for a night of partying. She had left her three-year-old son in the care of a friend, who revealed that Branche told her she had intended to go to Palm Court to meet a male friend.The teacher had later returned home, but subsequently left again. She had told her friend that she would be home by 02:00h, but never returned.She was last seen leaving a nightclub on Lamaha Street in the company of two Police ranks. The father of Branche’s child was also arrested after the teacher’s mobile phone had been found in his possession. He and four Cops were questioned about her death, but they were later released on station bail.last_img read more

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LHC launches mental health awareness activities

first_imgThe Mental Health Unit of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) on Monday launched its Mental Health Awareness Month of activities with a ceremony hosted at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).May is designated Mental Health Awareness Month and according to the social worker attached to the hospital, Laurette Smith-Gray, the Unit is embarking on sensitising the Linden community about mental illnesses and the involvement of each resident in helping affected persons. Various stakeholders were present during the launch, including members of the Guyana Police Force, who are called upon to assist with mentally ill patients when necessary. Smith-Gray said it is important to network with agencies in dealing with mental health and mental illness.“It is necessary for us to network with all of the agencies in this community. In every agency or every home, it may have someone who might be exposed to some form of mental illness. The more we can enlighten persons, agencies and organisations about incidences of mental illness, the more we can have a better response, the stigma will be reduced and persons will be able to get the necessary help,” she noted.Highlighting a few circumstances where the police are called in, the social worker said in some cases, mentally ill patients can be very unstable and aggressive. She added that recently, there have been complaints from relatives of mentally ill patients about the way their families are being handled, hence the need to have the police on board to understand patients’ behaviours and how they can be dealt with effectively. As such, she said the Unit is presently involved in sensitising the police in terms of dealing with such patients.“Because they aren’t criminals…they have a mental condition, and an understanding of the mental condition will help with a better approach in carrying out their duties”, Smith-Gray said.Also present at the launch were members of the religious community, probation and welfare officers, councillors and regional officials.Presently, there are over 400 active patients enrolled in the LHC Mental Health Clinic.According to information from the clinic, a considerable amount of mentally ill patients was seen at the clinic this year. In January alone, the clinic recorded 133 patients and 107 in February. Medical professionals are presently in the process of rehabilitating a section of the nearby former hospital, which is being converted into a more enhanced, permanent facility in an effort to expand mental health services in the region.last_img read more

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Honda’s new engines for IRL on track

first_img“So we made the change, the biggest change really was to the induction system, which was a much simpler system than we used in the past,” Griffiths said. “So with the mechanical design changes to the engine, we obviously had to do a lot of durability testing to confirm that the engine would be good for our target mileage of 1,400 miles, and then to ensure that with the new electronics package that we introduced for this coming year, that the calibrations and the strategies were suited to both oval and road course racing.” The IRL tested the new engines last week on the road course at Daytona International Speedway and Mactaggart said it was “boringly routine.” “There were no issues with the cars at all,” Mactaggart said. “I think we had one minor transmission problem with one car. But it wasn’t even worth mentioning. It was just what you would consider to be a normal, routine racing failure. There were no issues with the cars’ origins at all.” The new engines are perhaps too good. Griffiths said they are more powerful than originally planned and could produce speeds 4 percent or 5 percent better than last year. “We were quite pleased with the job we had done. Unfortunately, the Indy Racing League wasn’t so impressed with it,” Griffiths said. “Indianapolis is the one racetrack that I get beaten up regular over about how fast we’re going. So we have made some hardware changes to bring the performance of the engine back to where we were on the 2006 engine.” Griffiths said that he has regular discussions with IRL officials about how to control the speeds of the cars, especially on oval tracks. “I’m sure if we turned up last year’s 2006 engine, gave it to Sam Hornish, he’d probably go 2 miles an hour faster just based on car development alone,” Griffiths said. Drivers have said to Griffiths that the new engines create more torque and thus perform better in the corners of racetracks. “And hence it pulls more cleanly out of the corners, which ultimately leads to a faster speed down the end of the straight,” Griffiths said. “So I think we could be a mile and a half an hour potentially faster at these tracks, but if this becomes an issue then we can work with the Indy Racing League and look at what we can do to control those speeds.” Drivers have also told Griffiths that the cars with the new engines are “raceable.” Griffiths said he wants the cars to be more than raceable. “We could go and race tomorrow if we wanted to,” Griffiths said. “But we set ourselves some extremely high standards, and we’re going to keep working at it and keep improving on things to the point where people don’t go, `Well, it’s just raceable.’ It’s now, `This is a great package.”‘ timothy.haddock@dailynews.com (818) 713-3715 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Griffiths said once HPD was notified the IRL was going to use ethanol as fuel, it ran some tests on the existing 3.0-liter engines. Initial tests showed that the performance of the engines was a little down compared with running a fuel with a 90-10 methanol/ethanol blend. “We were concerned with the general transition to more oval courses that perhaps the cars would be a little bit slow,” Griffiths said. As a result, HPD suggested to the IRL that using a 3.5-liter engine with the ethanol fuel would narrow the gap in performance and remain cost-effective for the teams. “This had other benefits, which we weren’t initially looking at, one of them being that the midrange performance of the engine was significantly increased over where we were for the 3.0-liter engine,” Griffiths said. “That has given us a much more drivable engine on the road course. The initial design of the 3.0-liter engine was very much geared toward ovals as it was conceived back in 2004, when we were predominantly an oval series.” The 3.5-liter engine also has an increased durability. Griffiths said HPD was able to simplify many of the components and produce an engine that could be used over the course of two or three races. Honda Performance Development supplies every Indy Racing League team in the IndyCar series with engines. Ever since Toyota and Chevrolet left the series a year ago, Honda has been the sole provider of power to the IRL. Without competition, Honda has looked to developing technology to make its engines more durable, efficient and high-performing. center_img One of the changes in the IRL this year is the introduction of 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol for use in races. The use of ethanol led to another change: an increased engine size for all the teams in the IRL. Roger Griffiths, the race team technical leader for Honda Performance Development, which is based in Santa Clarita, and Les Mactaggart, the IRL’s senior technical director, talked about the impending changes and what teams and drivers can expect with the new engines they will be using. last_img
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Every deal done by Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window

first_img moving on 7 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Sarri joined Chelsea from Napoli 7 IN DEMAND OutMatej Delac (AC Horsens, free)Mitchell Beeney (Sligo Rovers, free)Wallace Oliveira (released)Eduardo (released)Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town, loan)Nathan Baxter (Yeovil Town, loan)Reece James (Wigan Athletic, loan)Dujon Sterling (Coventry City, loan)Lewis Baker (Leeds United, loan)Danilo Pantic (Partizan, loan)Jonathan Panzo (Monaco, undisclosed)Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse Arnhem, loan)Jhoao Rodriguez (Tenerife, loan)Mason Mount (Derby, loan)Kenedy (Newcastle, loan)Jamal Blackman (Leeds, loan)Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo, undisclosed)Kasey Palmer (Blackburn, loan)Mario Pasalic (Atalanta, loan)Nathan (Atletico Mineiro, loan)Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town, loan)Victorien Angban (Metz, loan)Kyle Scott (Telstar, loan)Todd Kane (Hull, loan)Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, £31.5m)CRYSTAL PALACEInCheick Kouyate (West Ham, undisclosed)Vicente Guaita (Getafe, free)Max Meyer (Schalke, free)Jordan Ayew (Swansea City, loan)OutDiego Cavalieri (released)Damien Delaney (Cork City, free)Lee Chung-yong (released)Yohan Cabaye (Al Nasr, free)Jaroslaw Jach (Caykur Rizespor, loan)Guaita joined Palace from GetafeEVERTONInMarco Silva (Manager)Richarlison (Watford, £50m)Lucas Digne (Barcelona, £20m)Joao Virginia (Arsenal, undisclosed)Bernard (free transfer)Yerry Mina (Barcelona, £28m)Andre Gomes (Barcelona, loan)OutDavid Henen (released)Joel Robles (released)Jose Baxter (released)Conor Grant (Plymouth Argyle, free)Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal, undisclosed)Wayne Rooney (D.C. United, undisclosed) three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? OutPatrice Evra (released)James Collins (released)Reece Burke (Hull, undisclosed)Marcus Browne (Oxford, loan)Ben Wella (QPR, undisclosed)Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace, undisclosed)Sead Haksabanovic (Malaga, loan)Jordan Hugill (Middlesbrough, loan)Domingos Quina (Watford, undisclosed)WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERSInBenik Afobe (Bournemouth, £10m)Willy Boly (Porto, £10m)Raul Jimenez (Benfica, loan)Rui Patricio (Sporting CP, undisclosed)Leo Bonatini (Al-Hilal, undisclosed)Ruben Vinagre (AS Monaco, undisclosed)Paulo Alves (Liverpool, free)Joao Moutinho (Monaco, undisclosed)Jonny Castro Otto (Atletico Madrid, loan)Adama Traore (Middlesbrough, undisclosed)Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht, undisclosed)OutJordan Allan (released)Dan Armstrong (released)Anthony Breslin (released)Nicu Carnat (released)Ross Finnie (released)Jon Flatt (released)Conor Levingston (released)Tomas Nogueira (released)Hakeem Odoffin (released)Adam Osbourne (released)Ryan Rainey (released)Jose Xavier (released)Christian Herc (Dunajska Streda, loan)Benik Afobe (Stoke City, loan)Aaron Collins (Solchester United, loan)Duckens Nazon (Sint-Truiden, undisclosed)Sherwin Seedorf (Bradford City, loan)Ben Marshall (Norwich City, undisclosed)Roderick Miranda (Olympiacos, loan)Prince Oniangue (Caen, undisclosed)Rafa Mir (Las Palmas, loan)Carl Ikeme (retired)Barry Douglas (Leeds, undisclosed)Ben Goodliffe (Dagenham & Redbridge, loan) Alisson became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he joined Liverpool from Roma Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January #NoWayneNoGain pic.twitter.com/HfbLmCsBOq— D.C. United (@dcunited) June 28, 2018Luke Garbutt (Oxford United, loan)Davy Klassen (Werder Bremen, undisclosed)Ashley Williams (Stoke City, loan)Antonee Robinson (Wigan, loan)Kevin Mirallas (Fiorentina, loan)FULHAMInJean Michael Seri (Nice, undisclosed)Maxime Le Marchand (Nice, undisclosed)Fabricio Agosto Ramirez (Besiktas, undisclosed)Andre Schurrle (two-season loan, Borussia Dortmund)Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle, undisclosed)Alfie Mawson (Swansea, undisclosed)Calum Chambers (Arsenal, loan)Sergio Rico (Sevilla, loan)Joe Bryan (Bristol City, £6m)Luciano Vietto (Atletico Madrid, loan)Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United, loan)André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Marseille, undisclosed)OutRyan Fredericks (West Ham, free)George Williams (Forest Green Rovers, free)David Button (Brighton, undisclosed)Elijah Adebayo (Swindon, loan)Tayo Edun (Ipswich, undisclosed)HUDDERSFIELD TOWNInFlorent Hadergjonaj (Ingolstadt 04, undisclosed)Jonas Lossl (Mainz 05, undisclosed)Terence Kongolo (Monaco, undisclosed)Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, undisclosed)Ben Hamer (Leicester, free)Juninho Bacuna (Groningen, undisclosed)Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund, undisclosed)Adama Diakhaby (Monaco, undisclosed)Isaac Mbenza (Montpellier, loan)OutDean Whitehead (retired)Robert Green (Chelsea, free)Jack Boyle (released)Denilson Carvalho (released)Dylan Cogill (released)Luca Colville (released)Cameron Taylor (released)Tom Ince (Stoke City, £10m – £12m with add-ons)Sean Scannell (Bradford City, undisclosed)Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Bristol Rovers, undisclosed)Joel Coleman (Shrewsbury, loan)Jordy Hiwula (Coventry City, undisclosed)Jordan Williams (Barnsley, undisclosed)Scott Malone (Derby County, undisclosed)LEICESTER CITYInRicardo Pereira (Porto, undisclosed)Jonny Evans (West Bromwich Albion, £3m)James Maddison (Norwich City, undisclosed)Danny Ward (Liverpool, £12.5m)Rachid Ghezzal (AS Monaco, undisclosed)Filip Benkovic (Dinamo Zagreb, undisclosed)OutRobert Huth (released)Ben Hamer (Huddersfield Town, free)Elliott Moore (OH Leuven, loan)Connor Wood (Bradford City, undisclosed)Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, £60m)Harvey Barnes (West Brom, loan)George Thomas (Scunthorpe United, loan)Daniel Iverson (Oldham, loan)Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr, undisclosed) Ben Foster has joined Watford from West Brom TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM It’s official! 🙌We’ve completed the signing @FCFSeleccionCol international Jefferson Lerma for a club record fee from @LevanteUD.#afcb 🍒https://t.co/KnVAZ6WfMK— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) August 7, 2018OutRhoys Wiggins (retired)Baily Cargill (released)Ryan Allsop (released)Ollie Harfield (released)Sam Matthews (released)Patrick O’Flaherty (released)Joe Quigley (released)Benik Afobe (Wolves, £10m)Max Gradel (Toulouse, undisclosed)Adam Federici (Stoke, undisclosed)Mikael Ndjoli (Kilmarnock, loan)Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)Sam Surridge (Oldham, loan)Connor Mahoney (Birmingham City, loan)Harry Arter (Cardiff City, loan)BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBIONInYves Bissouma (Lille, £15m)Florin Andone (Deportivo La Coruna, £5.4m)Leon Balogun (Mainz 05, free)Joseph Tomlinson (Yeovil Town, free)Jason Steele (Sunderland, undisclosed)Bernardo (RB Leipzig, undisclosed)Hugo Keto (Arsenal, free)Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns, undisclosed)Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ Alkmaar, undisclosed)Anders Dreyer (Esbjerg, undisclosed)Billy Arce (Independiente Del Valle, undisclosed)Leo Skiri Ostigard (Molde, undisclosed)Peter Gwargis (Jönköpings Södra, undisclosed)Dan Burn (Wigan, undisclosed)Martin Montoya (Valencia, undisclosed)Leo Ostigard (Molde, undisclosed)OutUwe Hunemeier (SC Paderborn, free)Steve Sidwell (released)Jamie Murphy (Rangers, undisclosed)Bailey Vose (Colchester, undisclosed)Liam Rosenior (released)Connor Goldson (Rangers, undisclosed)Robert Sanchez (Forest Green Rovers, loan)Ben Hall (Notts County, loan)Niki Maenpaa (released)Henrik Bjordal (Zulte Waregem, undisclosed)Christian Walton (Wigan Athletic, loan)Billy Arce (Extremadura UD, loan)Steven Alzate (Swindon, loan)Ales Mateju (Brescia, loan)Tom McGill (Worthing, loan)Sam Baldock (Reading, undisclosed)Jordan Maguire-Drew (Wrexham, loan)Jiri Skalak (Millwall, undisclosed)Dan Burn (Wigan, loan)BURNLEYInBen Gibson (Middlesbrough, £15m)Vinnie Steels (York City, free)Joe Hart (Manchester City, undisclosed)Matej Vydra (Derby County, undisclosed)OutTom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers, free)Scott Arfield (Rangers, free)Dean Marney (released)Chris Long (released)Josh Ginnelly (released)Aiden Stone (Lancaster City, loan)Conor Mitchell (St Johnstone, loan)CARDIFFInJosh Murphy (Norwich City, undisclosed)Greg Cunningham (Preston North End, undisclosed)Alex Smithies (QPR, undisclosed)Bobby Reid (Bristol City, undisclosed)Victor Camarasa (Real Betis, loan)Harry Arter (Bournemouth, loan)OutGreg Halford (released)Omar Bogle (Birmingham City, loan)Lee Camp (Birmingham City, loan)CHELSEAInMaurizio Sarri (manager)Jorginho (Napoli, £50m)Rob Green (free)Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao, £71.6m)Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid, loan) New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has wasted no time bolstering his squad The summer transfer window for the Premier League has now closed.More than £1billion has been spent, with all but one of the 20 top-flight clubs strengthening their squads.talkSPORT.com has put together a list of all incoming and outgoing transfers made in the close season.ARSENALInUnai Emery (Manager) 7 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus, free)Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen, undisclosed)Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund, undisclosed)Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria, undisclosed)Matteo Guendouzi (Lorient, undisclosed)OutPer Mertesacker (retired)Santi Cazorla (Villarreal, free)Takuma Asano (Hannover 96, loan)Jack Wilshere (West Ham, free)Vlad Dragomir (released)Ryan Huddart (released)Tafari Moore (released)Hugo Keto (released)Chiori Johnson (released)Yassin Fortune (released)Aaron Eyoma (released)Alex Crean (released)Marc Bola (released)Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto, loan)Jeff Reine-Adelaide (Angers, loan)Matt Macey (Plymouth, loan)Chuba Akpom (PAOK Salonika, undisclosed)Joao Virginia (Everton, undisclosed)Calum Chambers (Fulham, loan)Lucas Perez (West Ham, £4m)BOURNEMOUTHInDavid Brooks (Sheffield United, undisclosed)Diego Rico (Leganes, £10.7m)Jefferson Lerma (Levante, undisclosed) OutYan Dhanda (Swansea City, free)Ovie Ejaria (Rangers, loan)Emre Can (Juventus, free)Jon Flanagan (Rangers, free)Jordan Williams (Rochdale, loan)Adam Bogdan (Hibernian, loan)Harry Wilson (Derby, loan)Ryan Kent (Rangers, loan)Danny Ward (Leicester City, £12.5m)Shamal George (Tranmere, loan)Ben Woodburn (Sheffield United, loan)Taiwo Awoniyi (Gent, loan)Paulo Alves (Wolves, free)Andy Firth (Barrow, undisclosed)Allan (Frankfurt, loan)Danny Ings (Southampton, loan)MANCHESTER CITYInPhilippe Sandler (PEC Zwolle, £2.25m)Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, £60m)Philippe Sandler (PEC Zwolle, undisclosed)Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City, undisclosed)OutPablo Maffeo (VfB Stuttgart, £9m)Yaya Toure (Released)Angelino (PSV Eindhoven, undisclosed)Olarenwaju Kayode (Shakhtar Donetsk, undisclosed)Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth, undisclosed)Manu Garcia Alonso (Toulouse, loan)Angus Gunn (Southampton, undisclosed)Paolo Fernandes (NAC Breda, loan)Jack Harrison (Leeds United, loan)Aro Muric (NAC Breda, loan)Bersant Celina (Swansea City, undisclosed)Aleix Garcia (Girona, loan)Tosin Adarabioyo (West Brom, loan)Joe Hart (Burnley, undisclosed)Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, loan)Lukas Nmecha (Preston, loan)MANCHESTER UNITEDInDiogo Dalot (Porto, £17.4m)Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk, undisclosed)Lee Grant (Stoke City, free transfer)OutMichael Carrick (retired)Joe Riley (Bradford City, undisclosed)Dean Henderson (Sheffield United, loan)Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion, £6.5m)Daley Blind (Ajax, £14m)Matty Willock (St Mirren, loan)Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe, loan)Joel Pereira (Vitoria Setubal, loan)Axel Tuanzebe (Aston Villa, loan)NEWCASTLE UNITEDInMartin Dubravka (Sparta Prague, undisclosed)Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City, free)Kenedy (Chelsea, undisclosed)Fabian Schar (Deportivo, £3m)Yoshinori Muto (Mainz, £9.5m)Salomon Rondon (West Brom, loan)Federico Fernandez (Swansea City, £6m)OutCurtis Good (released)Massadio Haidara (released)Jesus Gamez (released)Stuart Findlay (released)Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad, undisclosed)Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest, loan)Chancel Mbemba (Porto, undisclosed)Matz Sels (Strasbourg, undisclosed)Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham, undisclosed)Adam Armstrong (Blackburn, undisclosed)Dwight Gayle (West Brom, loan)Ivan Toney (Peterborough United, undisclosed)SOUTHAMPTONInStuart Armstrong (Celtic, undisclosed)Mohamed Elyounoussi (FC Basel, undisclosed)Angus Gunn (Manchester City, undisclosed)Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach, £18m)Danny Ings (Liverpool, loan)OutJeremy Pied (released)Olufela Olomola (Scunthorpe United, free)Florin Gardos (released)Ollie Cook (released)Armani Little (released)Will Wood (released)Richard Bakary (released)Dusan Tadic (Ajax, undisclosed)Stuart Taylor (released)Guido Carrillo (Leganes, loan)Ryan Seager (Telstar, loan)Sofiane Boufal (Celta Vigo, loan)Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord, loan)TOTTENHAMOutKeanan Bennetts (Borussia Monchengladbach, £2m)Anton Walkes (Portsmouth, undisclosed)WATFORDInBen Wilmot (Stevenage, £1.5m)Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona, £11.5m)Marc Navarro (Espanyol, undisclosed)Adam Masina (Bologna, undisclosed)Ken Sema (Ostersund, undisclosed)Ben Foster (West Brom, undisclosed)Domingos Quina (West Ham, undicslosed) 7 As a young boy my dream was always to play in the premier league! Now I have the opportunity to make my dream come true and I can’t wait to get started at this fantastic football club! Delighted to be here and looking forward to meeting all of you💙 @LCFC pic.twitter.com/iKpqZSw4u9— James Maddison (@Madders10) June 20, 2018LIVERPOOLInNaby Keita (RB Leipzig, undisclosed)Fabinho (Monaco, £40m)Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke, £13m)Alisson (Roma, £67m)Bobby Duncan (free) OutDennon Lewis (Falkirk, free)Brandon Mason (released)Costel Pantilimon (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)Mauro Zarate (Boca Juniors, undisclosed)Richarlison (Everton, £50m)Tommie Hoban (Aberdeen, loan)Nordin Amrabat (Al-Nassr, undisclosed)Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland, loan)Randell Williams (Wycombe, loan)Dodi Lukebakio (Fortuna Dusseldorf, loan)Harvey Bradbury (Oxford United, free)Daniel Bachmann (Kilmarnock, loan)WEST HAM UNITEDInManuel Pellegrini (Manager)Ryan Fredericks (Fulham, free)Issa Diop (Toulouse, undisclosed)Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea, undisclosed)Andriy Yarmolenko (Borussia Dortmund, undisclosed)Fabian Balbuena (Corinthians, undisclosed)Felipe Anderson (Lazio, £36m)Xande Silva (Vitoria de Guimaraes, loan)Jack Wilshere (Arsenal, free)Lucas Perez (Arsenal, £4m)Carlos Sanchez (Fiorentina, undisclosed) Latest transfer news LATEST 7 targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED West Ham snapped up Wilshere when he was released by Arsenal targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BIGGEST TRANSFERS OUTSIDE THE PREMIER LEAGUELeon Goretzka (Schalke 04 to Bayern Munich, free)Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich to Juventus, undisclosed)Stefan de Vrij (Lazio to Internazionale, free)Lautaro Martinez (Racing Club to Internazionale, undisclosed)Anderson Talisca (Benfica to Guangzhou Evergrande, loan)Paulinho (Vasco de Gama to Bayer Leverkusen, undisclosed)Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen to Borussia Dortmund, undisclosed)Willem Geubbels (Lyons to Monaco, £17.5m)Justin Kluivert (Ajax to Roma, £15.1m)Thomas Lemar (Monaco to Atletico Madrid, £52.7m)Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid to Juventus, £99.2m)Arthur (Gremio to Barcelona, £35m)Malcom (Bordeaux to Barcelona, £37m)Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich to Barcelona, undisclosed)Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan to Juventus, loan)Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus to AC Milan, loan)last_img read more

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Cross Country Wins Grand View Viking Invitational Titles

first_img INDIANOLA, Iowa – The Drake men’s and women’s cross country teams recorded strong performances to sweep both team titles at the Grand View Viking Invitational Friday evening.The Bulldogs won the Viking Invitational women’s title for the fifth straight year, while the men have claimed the title in four of the last six years. This year’s competition was staged on a hilly and wet course at Indianola’s Pickard Park.Junior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) turned in another solid race to win the women’s 5-kilometer title with a time of 20:11.4. Freshmen Morgan Garcia, Olivia Rogers (Boulder, Colo.) and Mickey Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) followed behind in order to give the Bulldogs the race’s first four finishers. Freshman Paige Nicholson was the team’s fifth scorer in eighth place to give the Bulldogs a team score of 18 points.”We wanted to use this meet as a chance for our freshmen to get some experience,” Cofer said. “They all stepped up and we feel really good about this meet.”The men were led by junior Chris Kaminski (New Lenox, Ill.) who finished second with a time of 19:46.2 in the 6-kilometer race. Freshman Kyle Brandt (Maple Grove, Minn.), Kyle Cass (Deforest,Wis.) and Matt Cozine finished next in third, fourth and fifth places, respectively. Veteran George Webb was ninth as the team finished with 23 points.”I think the team looks very good,” Kaminski said. “I wasn’t sure what to expect this year with a few seniors graduating, but this was a good checkpoint leading up to our first 8k and then the conference race in about a month.”The Bulldogs continue their season Oct. 1 at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark.Grand View Viking InvitationalPickard Park – Indianola, IowaMen’s Team Results1. Drake, 232. Simpson, 623. Southwestern CC, 834. Grand View, 1015. William Penn, 1106. Graceland, 158Drake Men’s Individual Results6-kilometer2. Chris Kaminski, 19:46.23. Kyle Brandt, 19:47.44. Kyle Cass, 19:48.35. Matt Cozine, 20:19.39. George Webb, 20:45.910. Alec Bognar, 20:58.011. Alex Rohlfs, 21:01.614. Xavier Lechleitner, 21:13.2 Women’s Team Results1. Drake, 182. Grand View, 783. Graceland, 794. Simpson, 985. NIACC, 1396. DMACC, 1507. William Penn, 167Drake Women’s Individual Results5-kilometer1. Bailee Cofer, 20:11.42. Morgan Garcia, 20:11.93. Olivia Rogers, 20:12.34. Mickey Cole, 20:28.98. Paige Nicholson, 21;17.59. Kayla Giuliano, 21:20.412. Mackenzie Davis, 21:50.517. Theresa McAlister, 22:07.120. Shelby Varney, 22:20.326. Meghan Kearney, 22:56.7Print Friendly Version Complete Results Story Links Photo Gallery last_img read more

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AOIFE IS CHOSEN AS KILDARE MARY FOR INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

first_imgA young woman from Leixlip is hoping to be crowned this years’ Mary From Dungloe.Kildare Mary Aoife KeeganAoife Keegan from Carton View in Blakestown will be competing in the Annual International Festival as this years’ Kildare Mary held in Dungloe on 26th July – 4th August.Aoife (19) is currently studying Social Science in UCD and has strong Dungloe connections. Aoife, whose mother is from Dungloe, said “It is a home away from home for me.” I spent all of last Summer there and my love for the area grew”.” My love for the county has grown so much and all my nieces and nephews are growing up there too.”“I can’t put into words what it would mean to win. It’s the first time a member of our family has taken part in the event and to be chosen as The Mary from Dungloe and it would be a real honour and mean the world to me to win it.”  AOIFE IS CHOSEN AS KILDARE MARY FOR INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL was last modified: June 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aoife KeegandonegalMary From Dungloelast_img read more

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City Oilers edge closer to sixth consecutive league crown

first_imgOmony sinks a lay up on Wednesday night as Power Captain, Joseph Ikong (14) looks on (Photo by FUBA Media)FUBA National Basketball LeagueBetWay Power 72-83 City OilersMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 10-10-2018LUGOGO – Five-time league defending champions City Oilers moved to within a victory of winning a sixth successive crown after defeating BetWay Power 83-72 in game four of the best of seven FUBA National Basketball League Men’s finals on Wednesday night at Lugogo.Victory in game four meant that the City Oil bankrolled side now take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series and a win on Friday would mean they retain their title and move level with Falcons atop the most successful side in Ugandan Basketball standings.How Oilers took game four:  Oilers started strongly, posting the first five points of the first quarter thanks to Stephen Omony’s layup and a three off a jump shot. However, Power responded immediately, going on a run of 9-0 and taking a four-point lead with just over four minutes of the quarter played.In the last five or so minutes of the first quarter, Oilers restricted Power to only six points whilst the defending champions grabbed 15 of their own en route to a 20-15 victory.At the start of the second, Ben Komakech increased Oilers’ lead to seven but Philip Amanyi responded instantly to bring it back to five. Both sides traded points from there on and when Stephen Wundi sank two quick layups with 4:52 to play, the lead was cut to just three points (32-29 in Oliers’ favour).From there, Oilers went on a run of 7-0 but could only look on as Power won the second 26-24 and cutting the lead to three points (44-41).The third was another close affair as both sides defended splendidly but the defending champions won it 14-12 with the scoreboard reading 58-53 in their favour.Oilers tried to seal it early in the fourth, going on a run of 8-1 to hold a 12 point lead and despite Power trying so hard to stay in it, they just couldn’t balance offence and attack as they lost 83-72 in the end.On the night, Omony posted a game-high 22 points and added seven rebounds,  four assists to his impressive display. Tony Drileba (18), James Okello (13) and Ben Komakech (13) were the others who reached double-figures in terms of points for Oilers.Despite the defeat, Philip Amenyi registered his first double double of the series with 11 points and as many rebounds. Paul Odong top-scored for Power with 21 points as Geoffrey Soro managed 12 of his own in the losing effort.Game five is on Friday evening at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.Comments Tags: Betway Powercity oilersFUBA NBL 2018last_img read more

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Giving children a sense of pride

first_imgPanellists: Vuyo Jack, founder of Africa Empowered; Tsheli Lujabe, CEO of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) South Africa; Phuti Mahanyele, CEO of Shanduka and chairperson of Global Dignity in South Africa and Rodrigo Arboleda, the CEO of OLPC. OLPC provides laptops for children in the world’s poorest countries to help them improve their learning capabilities.(Images: Cadine Pillay)Cadine PillayThe fifth Global Dignity Day was celebrated on Wednesday 17 October, and Brand South Africa hosted several NGOs with interests in youth empowerment in Sandton, north of Johannesburg.Rodrigo Arboleda, the CEO of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) – an international organisation that provides laptops for children in the world’s poorest countries to help them improve their learning capabilities – attended the celebration.“When you educate children, you empower them with self-esteem and a sense of pride,” he said, addressing those present.Other speakers included Phuti Mahanyele, CEO of black empowerment company Shanduka and chairperson of Global Dignity in South Africa and Vuyo Jack, founder of Africa Empowered and Tsheli Lujabe, CEO of OLPC South Africa.Empower, educate, upliftOLPC aims to help bridge the gap between disadvantaged communities and the dynamic, rapidly-changing digital world.“When every child has a connected laptop,” reads the mission statement on their website, “they have in their hands the key to full development and participation.”The laptops are not only cost efficient, but require a low supply of power as well, so the costs are limited for poor communities.  They also feature an integrated design of the XO Laptop digital device, along with the open source Sugar software learning desktop environment.The OLPC initiative was incorporated into Global Dignity South Africa’s plans to help the latter achieve its aim of empowering children through education-related projects.“There is a sense of pride in ownership that also empowers these children,” said Arboleda. “Self-esteem and self-pride is how you can live a dignified life, and with these laptops that enable children to educate themselves, we are giving them dignity.”The OLPC foundation will seek funding from Global Dignity as well as South Africa’s private sector in order to expand their initiative into the country. The foundation currently serves over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, and provides educational tools in 21 languages.Children are eager to learnArboleda said their mission is to groom productive leaders of the 21st century. “These are the inventors and creators of our future, who are not waiting to be taught, but are eager to learn.”Mahanyele concurred: “Young people are looking for inspiration. They have an important role to play in being able to shape our future.”She added that someone needs to run the government of tomorrow and be able to make the tough decisions.“Children have wisdom, but often it is the language barrier that prevents them from being understood,” said Jack, adding that if they are educated in their own language, they can understand concepts faster and will be empowered.The empowerment of teachers was also discussed, as members of the audience felt that teachers should be given a lesson on dignity as well so that the message can be taught to children on a consistent basis.“Teachers are the enablers,” Arboleda said. “If we honour the teachers, they will empower our children. That is why we also provide teachers with laptops to help their pupils.”The discussion also led to the topic of entrepreneurship and how South Africa can go about encouraging it to combat unemployment. Lujabe said there will be modules on the laptops for children to get a head start on such topics that will inspire them at a young age and expand their goals.last_img read more

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