Advertisement 3gnhNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsvskpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebl79( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3tuhWould you ever consider trying this?😱9pvu3Can your students do this? 🌚h3423rRoller skating! Powered by Firework South United FC bolstered their squad with new additions at the start of the Hero Second Division League. A few of the new signings featured for South United FC in their Hero Second Division Opener against Ozone FC.Advertisement Four players have joined South United FC from the ranks of the Delhi Dynamos FC team, primarily having represented their reserves. Kishan Singh Thongam is among this influx of young talent, but he’s already got an impressive resume as he appeared at multiple levels for the Junior Indian National Team and played in the I-League Second Division for the DDFC Reserve Team.Krishan Kumar and Sudipta Malakar arrived from Delhi Dynamos FC as well, both with tremendous reputations of contributing to the DDFC team in the last I-League Second Division campaign.Advertisement Another joinee on a season-long loan from DDFC, Amit Tudu charted a similar course having made appearances for India at U16 and U19 levels before playing for the DDFC Reserves. His flexibility in being able to play multiple positions in the defensive third provides South United FC with multiple options to deploy his skills.The most experienced campaigner among the lot, having spent his career playing in the I-League and the I-League Second Division, defender Tonmoy Ghosh is set to represent SUFC in the Hero Second Division League this season.Advertisement Among the new signings is Subhankar Adhikary, an experienced campaigner at a young age, having previously represented clubs in the Kolkata League Division 1, U19 I-League, and the U19 IFA Shield before moving to FC Kerala. The 2017/18 saw him play in the Kerala Premier League and the I- League Second Division, as the captain of FC Kerala and he brings those leadership qualities to South United FC now.The 6-foot tall central defender Sajid Hossain also joins the fray at South United FC from FC Pune City. He was a part of their set-up for the last 3 seasons, including in the I-League Second Division last season.22-years-old defender Nitesh Aswani arrives from FC Pune City as well. His last season spent with the FC Pune City captaining the reserve team in the I-League Second Division should serve as great experience that South United FC can capitalise on in this campaign.Having earned his stripes at the Royal Wahingdoh Academy, 21-year-old Rungsing Muinao attracted a few eyeballs with his impressive performances in the Chennai League and Calcutta League. On his previous foray in the I-League Second division he scored 3 goals in 6 starts with Delhi United. He also scored 10 goals in 11 games for them in the Delhi League. His team-mate at FC Bardez, goalkeeper Royal Basumatary also made the cut for SUFC.K. Lalmalsawma impressed at an early age playing at BVT FC to make it into the Mizoram State Team and at Chhinga Veng FC before joining the ATK team set up. The youngster joins on loan from the Kolkata club.Former Bengaluru FC striker Cletus Paul, David Lalbiakzara from Aizawl FC, and Amoes T from FC Bengaluru United round off the selection of players joining South United FC.At the average age of 22, the influx of talent and potential of the 14 names added to the roster will bring an exciting brand of football for the fans of Bengaluru to appreciate.List of new joinees: Advertisement
MAURICIO POCHETTINO has insisted everything is good at Tottenham despite the club losing their second Premier League match in a row.Pochettino’s side slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Liverpool to round off a miserable few weeks for the club on and off the pitch.2 Mauricio Pochettino insists everything is happy at Tottenham despite another damaging defeatCredit: PA:Empics SportThe Spurs boss had to start the season without any new players after the club failed to sign anyone, and then they saw their hopes of moving to their new stadium delayed.Then goalkeeper Hugo Lloris got caught drink-driving before they double defeats to Watford and Liverpool.But Pochettino said: “Is this a tough time? Listen, don’t worry about me!“I am so good, eh. I am so good. Don’t worry about me – you and the other people – don’t worry about me.2 Pochettino has urged fans not to worry about himself or the teamCredit: PA:Empics Sport“We need to worry about the real things. I am so good. I am so happy.”Liverpool were better. We competed, we were close, and the action at the end of the game was crazy and the challenge on Son at the end should have been a penalty. Then the result would have been different.”Of course I am disappointed with the result but we must keep working and improving. Today was a competitive game you can win or you can lose. There are lots of games ahead.”There are lots of things to assess and analyse – it’s early in the season and this is a moment to be cool and calm.Most read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old Trafford“We started the season really well and we know this league is very difficult, especially after the World Cup.“It’s completely different if you compare to Chelsea or today Liverpool – that is why.“Before today I was relaxed and don’t worry and today I am relaxed and don’t worry. We are working hard and my confidence and the trust in the players is 200 per cent.”Pochettino now needs to lift his players before they begin their Champions League campaign with a trip to Inter Milan on Tuesday.
Wisil, who ran an Olympic qualifying time of 11.29 seconds in Fiji last month, is exempted from the preliminary round which the non-qualified athletes will run earlier in the day.It is not yet known exactly which athletes will feature in Wisil’s heat as the draw will only be made after the preliminaries, which will see a field of 24 athletes whittled down to 8 to go into the first round draw with Wisil and 64 other qualified athletes.It seems certain that the PNG and Pacific Games champion sprinter will need to run a personal best time in order to advance to the semi-finals and almost certainly better than 11.20 seconds.“With the fourteen top ranked athletes in the world this year under 11 seconds, it’s going to be very tough,” said Athletics PNG President Tony Green, “but Toea’s mind will not be on the other athletes”.“She will be 100 percent focused on her own race and on getting the sort of blistering start that has become her trademark.“The sort of start that was on show for the world to see in London 2012 when Toea led a top class field, including Allyson Felix of the USA, for almost 50m before eventually finishing fourth. Felix went on to win three Olympic Gold in London.”Reports from Toea’s husband-and-wife coach and management team Tony and Alison Fairweather are that she is a more confident athlete than in 2012 and has worked really hard on being able to finish her races better.“Toea is feeling good and very positive,” reported Alison yesterday. “She is really looking forward to the challenge.”
“If for any reason that investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) should come to Liberia, I (Ambassador) will be the one that my Government should first notify, but not any kind of newspapers,” Ambassador Deborah Malac told a news conference in Monrovia.The US diplomat was responding to a reporter’s question as to whether any officer of the FBI was on a special mission in Liberia specifically to arrest a particular group of Liberians perceived as perpetrators of the country’s 14 year civil crisis or those accused of economic sabotage.According to her, there was no need for the FBI to probe Liberians and that if there was the need, her office would have been notified by her government prior to their (FBI) coming here.In recent times, two Monrovia-based dailies (not the Daily Observer) have been running a series of banner headlines (lead stories) insinuating that the FBI was in Liberia to arrest and or prosecute people accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity as well as economic sabotage.Ambassador Malac considered those media reports as “laughable” since her office has no knowledge of what the newspapers were referring to in their respective reportage.As of the setting up of a war crimes court in the country, the US Envoy told reporters that whatever Liberians feel is good for them regarding their country’s governing system has nothing to do with the intervention of the American Government.“If you want to set up your court system, and give it whatever name in line with your judiciary system, that is not the business of the US Government, even though we want the country to move away from the ugly past,” she indicated.She then embraced the resilience of Liberians who have overcome some of their country’s difficulties, and are succeeding in many other areas including economic growth, education and health sectors.On the recent Human Rights report released by the US State Department on Liberia, Ambassador Malac denied that the reports were based entirely on media reports.According to her, reports of rights violations is the requirement mandated by the US Congress, adding, “We don’t include those information in the report based on what the media reported, rather interacting with members of the public and sorting our complaints emanating from the citizens themselves who sometimes observe societal vices.”“This is what we do around the world, and not only Liberia as the government may think. I am certain, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had not referred to the entire report as the media reported,” the Ambassador clarified.Shortly after this year’s human rights report on Liberia was released by the US Government; President Sirleaf, in her reaction, described the report as something copied from the pages of the Liberian media.On other pertinent issues, Amb. Malac reaffirmed her government’s commitment to working with her Liberian counterpart to improve the country’s infrastructure as well as the education system through the intervention of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Meanwhile, Ambassador Malac has extended sympathy to family members of the late Sheikh Kafumba F. Konneh, who she referred to as a “man of peace.” It saddened my heart when I heard of the passing of Sheikh Kafumba Konneh, who I interacted with on so many occasions prior to his death on Monday, July 20.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
MOST READ A post 30th Southeast Asian Games discussion along with the country’s newly crowned world boxing champion on Tuesday make up the final session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum for the year at Amelie Hotel-Manila.Philippine Sports Institute National Training director Marc Velasco and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) executive director Guillermo Iroy will talk about the country’s recent campaign in the SEA Games, which Team Philippines dominated to regain the overall championship after 14 years.ADVERTISEMENT Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Patrombon, Alcantara seek individual glory in Cebu Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist The two represent Team PH chef de mission and PSC chair William ‘Butch’ Ramirez in the weekly forum presented by San Miguel Corp., Braska Restaurant, Amelie Hotel and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation.Sharing center stage with them is new World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion Johnriel Casimero and Manny Pacquiao Promotions president Sean Gibbons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4It will be the first formal public appearance of the 29-year-old Casimero since scoring a third round stoppage of South African Zolani Tete in Birmingham, England, to capture the World Boxing Organization’s 118-pound belt. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Region 10 TV Station Saga– claims some leaders in Linden trying to cause “problems”BY UTAMU BELLEAs the saga surrounding the return of the television station to Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice)Councillor Gordon Callendarcontinues, Councillor within the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Gordon Callendar is adamant that there are some leaders within the community who are trying to stir up trouble with regards to the issue.While he said he did not wish to reveal who those leaders were, Callendar said the relevant authorities should consult with the ordinary citizens of Linden to see how they feel about the situation.During an interview with this newspaper Callendar explained that he played a major part in organising the Linden “struggle” in 2012, following which an agreement was signed to facilitate the return of the station, among other things. He said at the time, people like Aubrey Norton, Rupert Roopnaraine, Sharma Solomon and others were in discussions with the then administration in an effort to facilitate such.“Coming out of those discussions, we started to negotiate for our TV station to be returned back to Linden. Within a certain amount of days we were to get back our TV station but they keep pushing it. They then come up with the agreement, which was signed… Now there are some persons in Region 10, who I think are looking for problems, who had nothing to do with the protest, who was calling us hooligans and thugs, because they are in the driving seat now… some of these people who have influence… they want to do what they want to us… Let the citizens decide who they want to be a part of the administration of the Linden TV station,” Callendar said.Acting on advice of Prime Minister (PM) Moses Nagamootoo, who holds the communications portfolio, the Region 10 Broadcasting Inc (RBI), through its secretary Sharma Solomon is currently in the process of having the once five-member board expanded to facilitate a wide cross-section of the Regional stakeholdership.However, Solomon was recently accused by some leaders in Linden of not following directives of the PM, and some stakeholders are yet to name their representatives.Solomon, a former chairman to the Region, had indicated his intention of moving the process forward by April 8, to facilitate the handing over of the television station licence by the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), which is also awaiting the names.Chairman of the GNBA Leonard Craig had stated that by law, the Regional Democratic Council cannot own a television station, hence the formation of the RBI.Callendar urged the authorities to take a closer look at the situation and visit and further consult with key players within the Region to get to the bottom of the issue and set the record straight.He said the ordinary people of Linden need someone to speak to and look into the affairs of the television station since some of the “key players” have ulterior motives. He claimed too that those in support of Solomon and the RBI are being sidelined by some key players in Linden.“Mr Nagamootoo did not meet with the right people… he must meet with the ordinary citizens in Region 10. They’re marginalising Linden people, especially people who were mixing with Sharma Solomon. It is showing blatantly, and now it’s worse that the TV station is coming into play. We want to meet with him, because those people who are representatives… because they have access, they’re doing what they feel like to Region 10,” Callendar contended.Regional Chairman Renis Morian, Councillor Sandra Adams, Member of Parliament Jermaine Figueira and Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland were among those who recently criticised the way in which Solomon and the board conducted operations following the stakeholders’ meeting with the PM in Linden.Holland had said he was disappointed since the letter which urged the Town Council to name its representative was only received on the evening that the newly elected Council was sworn-in. He also slammed comments, which he noted was made by Solomon recently in a section of the press.“It says we have been slow in responding, slothful, and I take that as an insult to the new members of the Town Council… My position on this is simple, I object to the authors of the article, blaming the Council via press instead of actually trying to furnish us by pushing us to name a representative… by right, if you’ve served your time… it doesn’t mean that you own this thing… Everyone played a role in this struggle, not just these board members… I’m calling for a retraction of this,” he noted.Meanwhile, Solomon indicated that the PM left that stakeholder meeting identifying the main bone of contention, which was the expansion of the board.“The board… took that into consideration and immediately held our meeting… and we agreed to facilitate and have that bone of contention dealt with and settled by including all those members who were at the stakeholders’ meeting to identify a rep to sit on the Board,” he told the media recently.Solomon also stated that the unnecessary “in-fighting” in Linden is hindering the progress of the television station.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The President of the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce says that there would be “considerable” local economic impacts if the provincial government decides to cancel construction of the Site C dam.Chamber President Nelson Stowe said that the direct impacts would be that the 626 PRRD resident contractors employed in building Site C* would be laid off long before construction is planned to be finished in 2024. Stowe said that in addition, many local businesses that are both members and non-members of the Chamber involved in providing services, procurement and purchasing for contractors working on the project, would also suddenly find themselves with lower revenue.“During the downturn of the oil and gas industry, I believe Site C started just as that was happening, and I think that was helpful to our community as a whole,” said Stowe. “We probably would’ve felt the impact of that downturn a lot more if we didn’t have that dam start right at the same time.”- Advertisement -Stowe said that while the remediation of the dam’s construction site would be part of Site C’s cancellation, he feels that there would be significant immediate layoffs since the project is currently not geared toward shutting down. “I can’t see them sitting there with 2,000 employees while the planners try to design and figure out how to remediate the site,” Stowe speculated. Energeticcity.ca left a message with a BC Hydro spokesperson asking whether the Crown Corporation has a contingency plan prepared in case the government cancels the project, but that phone call has not yet been returned.Stowe said that the biggest concern with the Site C review is the uncertainty surrounding the project, especially since the BCUC panel did not make a definitive recommendation in its final report. He explained that many Chamber members have called and expressed their concerns about not knowing what the decision is going to be. “There’s nothing worse for a business than uncertainty. Uncertainty is worse than knowing the truth. Knowing what the future holds is plannable, you can mitigate against good and bad. But when you don’t know, that’s the hardest thing.”Stowe said that while the Chamber has advocated for local businesses to reap as many of the benefits as possible from Site C construction the Chamber has and still does officially maintain a neutral position on the project, not coming out against or in favour.Advertisement *That number is from the latest Site C employment statistics provided by BC Hydro for August, 2017.
Celtic v Rangers takes place this Saturday from 12pm BST.The fixture marks the first top flight meeting between the two Glasgow giants since Rangers’ liquidation back in 2012.Rangers beat Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup last season but will be eager to mark their return to the big time with a famous win over their fierce rivals.Take a look at the slideshow above to see five reasons why Celtic are better than Rangers.And if you completely disagree, perhaps you will prefer looking at FIVE REASONS WHY CELTIC ARE BETTER THAN RANGERS.What do you think? Join the debate by leaving a comment below… 5 1. Rangers have a better head-to-head record in all matches – read all about it, below, then click the arrow above for another four reasons Rangers are better than Celtic – In 401 games in total (correct on 8 September 2016), across league and cup clashes, the Blue side of Glasgow has won 159 times, compared to Celtics 145, while 97 matches were draws. The two clubs have played each other 304 times in Scottish league games with Rangers running out winners 119 times, compared to Celtics 100 wins, plus 85 draws. 5 2. Rangers have won the Scottish League more times – Rangers have been crowned Scottish champions 54 times that is a world record for the number of top flight domestic titles won by a club, with Celtic trailing behind on 47. The Gers have also won a record 27 Scottish League Cups, and 105 major trophies in total, compared to Celtic’s 99. 5. Rangers have more history in European football – The Gers first competed in the European Cup in 1956, and were the first Scottish club to reach a European final, when they contested the 1961 Cup Winners’ Cup showpiece, a year before Celtic had even made it into Europe. Subsequently Rangers have reached more UEFA European finals than any other Scottish club (five), and are the last Scottish side to go all the way to a final (the 2008 UEFA Cup). No Scottish club has come as close as Rangers have to reaching the final of the modern Champions League, with the Ibrox club coming within one victory of reaching the 1993 final, losing out to a subsequently discredited Marseille. Plus, Rangers took part in the first ever Super Cup final. 5 5 4. Rangers have the most successful manager – Bill Struth won 18 league titles, 10 Scottish Cups and two League Cups, not to mention seven war-time league championships, during his spell in charge of Rangers between 1920 and 1954. European competition hadn’t been founded during his time in charge, but he still claimed 30 major trophies, five more than Jock Stein. 5 3. Rangers have done the domestic treble more times than Celtic – The Gers have won both cups and the league on seven occasions, while the Bhoys have done it just three times.
YUCCA VALLEY – Higher humidity allowed firefighters Sunday to make substantial progress on wildfires burning in steep and rugged desert terrain, although forecasts of lightning and heavy rain were expected to pose new challenges. The 61,700-acre Sawtooth Fire was 70 percent contained by Sunday evening, and some crews were being sent home. “It’s looking a lot better. We’re feeling good about the progress,” said Don Roberts, a spokesman for the National Park Service assigned to the fire. Much of the firefighting Sunday occurred at the adjacent Millard complex of fires, which grew to more than 20,214 acres Sunday and was 20 percent contained. Together, the fires have scorched more than 81,900 acres. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Firefighters were bracing for the possibility of thunderstorms rolling over the region, triggering lightning that could start new blazes and bringing rain that could flood the scorched canyon areas. A senior forecaster with the National Weather Service said there was a 60 percent chance of heavy rains by Tuesday, although it was too early to know whether it would help or hamper firefighting efforts. “We have a concern that the rain might come too fast, and if it does, that’s another safety threat for the firefighters as well as the public,” said Robert Balfour, who has been providing weather updates to fire officials. Sunday’s increase in humidity helped lessen the intensity of the wildfires, making way for what fire officials called a major ground attack on the Millard blaze, which was still threatening about 75 homes in the Mission Creek and Whitewater Canyon areas. The conditions allowed helicopters loaded with crews to land near the fire line after firefighters carrying chain saws rappelled in and cut places to land. Two dozen helicopters and 15 fixed-wing airplanes were working the fire. “It was just too dangerous to go in there before,” said B.P. Fennessey, air operations branch director for the Millard fire. Forestry officials also employed a modified DC-10 to help contain the Sawtooth Fire – the first time a jet aircraft has ever been used for firefighting. The jet flies a four-person crew and can carry 12,000 gallons of fire retardant. Firefighters had been having a hard time reaching remote, rugged pockets in both fires, which merged on Friday. They were forced to rely on helicopters to drop in suppression teams instead of using bulldozers and other heavy equipment. Once on the ground, firefighters faced rocky terrain and sheer cliffs. “It’s steeper than a cow’s face,” said Tony Duprey, an air tactical group supervisor who has flown helicopter reconnaissance. Richard Lamy, a firefighter from New Mexico, said he’s had to hike 300-foot slopes up to 30 degrees – while carrying up to 60 pounds of equipment, including a chain saw, shovels and water.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!