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first_imgNORWICH CITY VS SOUTHAMPTONNorwich have won two of their last three, as many games as they did in their previous 14 combined. Southampton, who were fourth at this stage of last season, have won just twice away from home so far this season, scoring only nine goals. But Norwich have only 11 goals at home.SUNDERLAND VS ASTON VILLAAston Villa have kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 league games, and since their only win, at Bournemouth, they have taken two points in nine games on the road. Sunderland are 19th and just four points ahead of bottom-placed Villa after losing, on Wednesday, against Liverpool, their fifth loss in a row.WEST BROM VSSTOKE CITYStoke have conceded 19 goals this season – only four sides have leaked fewer. And the Potters are four points better off than at the halfway stage last season. In August Stoke had midfielders Ibrahim Afellay and Charlie Adam sent off as West Brom secured a first league win this season.WEST HAM VSLIVERPOOLWest Ham are unbeaten in six games in the Barclays Premier League, though five of those have been drawn. Liverpool won 1-0 at Sunderland on Wednesday to move above the Hammers, into seventh place. West Ham’s Andy Carroll, the match winner against Southampton on Monday, could start against his former club.CRYSTAL PALACE VS CHELSEAAt this stage last season Chelsea led the Premier League comfortably, with 14 wins from 19 games and just one loss, helping the Blues to 46 points. Now, at the halfway stage the Blues have won just five games and accrued 20 points. In addition they have 23 goals compared to 41 last term.last_img read more

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French Open ’18: From Serena and Rafa to rain, what to know

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Main-draw action begins Sunday in what would be Williams’ first Grand Slam tournament in more than a year.The owner of 23 major singles titles, a record for the 50-year Open era, Williams hasn’t played on one of her sport’s most prestigious stages since winning the Australian Open in January 2017, while pregnant. She gave birth to a daughter on Sept. 1, then dealt with medical complications, and while she originally had hoped to be back on tour by the Australian Open this January, that did not work out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWilliams, a 36-year-old American, has played only four official singles matches in the early portion of her comeback and pulled out of clay-court warmup events in Madrid and Rome in May. She is ranked 453rd this week.“It’s going to be great to see if she’s back,” defending French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko said. Skipping the French Open worked out well for 2009 champion Roger Federer in 2017, so why not do it again? He’s healthy but sitting out this portion of the season for the second straight year in a bid to be rested and refreshed for the grass, instead of putting his 36-year-old body through the grind required on the clay. Andy Murray, the 2016 runner-up, is recovering from hip surgery.MORE RETURNSMaria Sharapova will be getting back on the clay of Paris for the first time in two years, after missing the 2016 tournament while serving a drug suspension, then being denied the wild-card entry she would have needed in 2017 because her post-punishment ranking was too low to earn an automatic berth in the field. Given that she’s won the French Open twice, part of a career Grand Slam, and won a trio of three-setters this month in Rome, including against Ostapenko. Another familiar face back in the draw: Victoria Azarenka, who gave birth to a son last year.DJOKOVIC’S FORMIt’s been a while since the world has seen Novak Djokovic at his best after a series of right arm problems interrupted a career that hit its zenith at the 2016 French Open, when he won his fourth Grand Slam title in a row. After taking half of last year off, then struggling a lot so far this year, Djokovic looked a lot closer to himself in Rome, where he competed well before losing to Nadal in their 51st career matchup. “I don’t think that there was too much of a difference,” Djokovic said after that setback, “which is great for me, great news for me.”RAINING ON THE PARADENow that the U.S. Tennis Association is going to inaugurate a second retractable roof at this year’s U.S. Open, and the All England Club is working on a second such setup for Wimbledon — allowing those two sites to join the at-the-forefront Australian Open as Grand Slam tournaments with multiple courts that can be covered, the French Open really seems behind the times when it comes to dealing with rain. The French tennis federation has talked about fixing this for years, and there are supposedly firm plans finally in place, but there still is no way to play when rain gets heavy at Roland Garros.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations FILE – In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, left, hugs Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the end of their semifinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Nadal’s attempt to extend his record by winning an 11th title in Paris will be the main focus of the men’s draw. It’s been a while since the world has seen Djokovic at his best after a series of right arm problems interrupted a career that hit its zenith at the 2016 French Open. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)PARIS — As usual, all eyes are on Serena Williams, no matter what — whether she’s attending the most talked-about wedding of the year or practicing at Roland Garros.That she recently engaged in those two activities on consecutive days, in different countries, highlighted what a star she is, in and out of tennis, and added to the buzz that Williams will, indeed, return to play at the French Open, which is what her coach has vowed.ADVERTISEMENT Simmons, Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Everyone surely will be watching.Here is what else to know about before play starts on the red clay courts of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament:DOES IT GO TO 11?Rafael Nadal’s attempt to extend his record by winning an 11th title in Paris will be the main focus of the men’s draw. No other man has won more than six French Open titles in the professional era. The man nicknamed the “King of Clay” has been nearly unbeatable on the surface, even winning 50 sets in a row until a recent setback. Nadal turns 32 on June 3, but he’s never looked better on red clay.NO FEDERER, NO MURRAYADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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OKC Thunder to retire Nick Collison’s No. 4

first_imgFILE – In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, addresses the crowd with teammate Nick Collison, right, before an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City. Collison announced Thursday, May 10, 2018, that is retiring after 15 years with the Thunder. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder will retire Nick Collison’s No. 4 in March.The team made the announcement in a news release on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT The ceremony will take place when the Thunder hosts the Toronto Raptors on March 20. The crowd favorite’s number will be the first the franchise retires since moving from Seattle to Oklahoma City before the 2008-09 season.Collison announced his retirement last May after spending all 15 years of his career with the Thunder franchise, which was the Seattle SuperSonics when he was drafted 12th overall in 2003. He appeared in 910 regular season games with 177 starts and posted career averages of 5.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 20.4 minutes per game.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 ChrissCollison joins Russell Westbrook as the only players to spend the first 10 years of the Thunder era all with the team. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blake Griffin has 44 points in return against Clipperslast_img read more

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TNIMA ‘Accepts, Caps’ 56 Incoming Students

first_imgFifty-six recruits, who had a successful entry into the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) were ecstatic when they were “accepted” and “capped” by authorities of TNIMA over the weekend.These recruits, our correspondent was told, had already done a three-month course with the institute, thus, qualifying them to be accepted by the authorities.The newly accepted students are expected to obtain diplomas, qualifying them as either Physician Assistants (PAs) or Professional Nurses (PNs).Thirty-one are studying to become PAs, while 25 are determined to become PNs.Serving as the guest speaker at the occasions, Dr. (MD) Abraham Saar Borbor spoke on the “Role of Health Care Professionals in the Provision of Quality Health Care.”Dr. Borbor asked: “Who are healthcare professionals? How can they provide quality health care?”He said the provision of quality health care— in his opinion— depends on a number of factors, three of which he stated as materials, money and manpower.Dr. Borbor said, “Materials/facilities include: hospitals, health centers, clinics, equipment, supplies and drugs. Since 2005, great effort has been made to rehabilitate these facilities; even as new ones were built. There is no denying that more health facilities are needed to adequately serve the population of Liberia, especially the rural area.”He added, however, that many of these health facilities are poorly equipped; lacking basic supplies with limited availability of drugs.“It is very difficult to provide quality health care in poorly equipped health facilities. This frustrates not only the healthcare providers, but those for whom these services were intended,” he further stated.Clarifying his second point, Dr. Borbor said that money wasn’t everything, but could do many things, including paying health care providers well; constructing and equipping more health facilities; building new roads and maintaining old ones to get patients to the health centers, among others.On the theme, “The Role of Professional Health Care Providers,” he told the students that to be a professional medical practitioner one must trained, committed, law abiding, respectful, disciplined, honest, hardworking, patient, tolerant, compassionate about your profession, reliable and— above all— willing to continue learning.Dr. Borbor charged the new students: “You must cultivate team work and make your institution a part of you by taking initiative and helping to make things happen.”Other speakers, including Dr. Wvannie Mae Scott-McDonald, General Administrator of the JFK Hospital, admonished the students not the take the health profession lightly. Dr. McDonald also administrates over TNIMA, which has its campus on the grounds of JFK.Specifically, Mrs. Cecelia Morris, Chair of the Board for Nursing and Midwifery in Liberia, said it was good for all of them to know and live the Florence Nightingale ode.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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Pazzini late show sees Real Madrid held at Levante

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo challenges for a high ball with Levante’s Sergio Postigo during the sides’ 2-2 draw on Saturday © AFP / JOSE JORDANMADRID, Spain, Feb 4 – Former Italy striker Giampaolo Pazzini scored a dramatic late equaliser as Levante held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, leaving Zinedine Zidane’s men 18 points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona.Sergio Ramos headed the visitors into an 11th-minute lead with his 50th La Liga goal for the club, but Levante equalised before half-time through Emmanuel Boateng. Isco came off the bench to put Real back in front late on, but Pazzini stunned the struggling defending champions with an 89th-minute strike on his debut.“We controlled the game, especially in the first half, and in the second we managed to do the hard part — get back into the game and score the second goal,” said Zidane.“Then we should have been ready, we could have avoided the second goal, but we didn’t and it’s hard because it’s two dropped points.”The Champions League is Real’s only realistic chance of more silverware this season, but they’ll need to find a significant upturn in form to challenge Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16, first-leg tie in Madrid on February 14.“We have to work even more, it’s football and the opponent is there to try to put you in difficulty,” Zidane added.Barcelona can move 21 points clear of their arch rivals with victory at Espanyol on Sunday, when second-placed Atletico Madrid welcome third-placed Valencia to the Wanda Metropolitano.Real didn’t take long to forge ahead at Levante, as centre-back Ramos met a Toni Kroos corner with a downward header which home goalkeeper Oier fumbled into his net under pressure from Karim Benzema.They almost doubled their lead just after the half-hour mark as Oier managed to scramble the ball away from Cristiano Ronaldo after spilling Kroos’ tame strike.But Levante hit back in the 42nd minute as 21-year-old Ghanaian Boateng marked his fourth league start for the team with his first La Liga goal.Jose Luis Morales ran through on goal as Ramos found himself caught out of position, and although Keylor Navas saved his effort, Boateng met the loose ball with a cool finish into the far corner.The away side continued to look frail at the back and were lucky not to fall behind as Morales led another rapid counter-attack from a Real corner which ended with Navas making a sprawling save to deny Jefferson Lerma.– Isco improves Real –Isco celebrates with Karim Benzema after scoring Real Madrid’s second goal against Levante © AFP / JOSE JORDANThe reigning European champions improved after Isco replaced Gareth Bale midway through the second half, with the Spain midfielder shooting straight at Oier and Benzema having an effort deflected wide.Isco’s introduction did pay off with only nine minutes remaining, as Benzema capitalised on some sloppy defending and pulled the ball back for the 25-year-old to smash home his fifth league goal of the season.Levante should have equalised in the 85th minute, but substitute Roger contrived to head wide with the goal gaping from only a couple of yards out.The home side did snatch a point, though, as Pazzini scored less than 11 minutes after coming off the bench to make his debut.The 33-year-old, who only joined on loan from Verona on Wednesday, easily got in behind the hapless Real defence and slotted into the far corner to pull Levante three points clear of the relegation zone.Sevilla’s push for a top-four finish and a Champions League place took a massive dent earlier on Saturday, as they were thrashed 5-1 at Eibar.Chilean international Fabian Orellana scored twice as Eibar moved up to seventh, just one point and one place behind Sevilla.Fifth-placed Villarreal had Daniele Bonera sent off in the first half in a 2-1 defeat by Real Betis, as Betis forward Loren Moron scored twice on his debut after being promoted from the reserve team.Alaves pulled five points clear of the bottom three as former Barcelona man Munir El Haddadi scored what proved to be the winner in a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Wokeley sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder of Pamela Napoleon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Leon Wokeley appeared in Fort St. John B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 1, to hear his sentencing in relation to the 2014 murder of Pamela Napoleon.On June 3, Wokeley entered a voluntary guilty plea for the second-degree murder of Napoleon.B.C. Supreme Court Justice, Jennifer Duncan, sentenced Wokeley to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years for the murder of Napoleon.- Advertisement -Wokeley’s eligibility for parole starts at the beginning of his arrest, in October 2017.In addition to life in prison, Wokeley was given a lifetime ban for the possession of firearms and weapons and has been ordered to provide a DNA sample.The charges for two counts of arson and indignity to human remains were withdrawn.Advertisement In October 2017, Wokeley was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, arson, and indignity to human remains for his role in the 2014 death of Napoleon.last_img read more

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Coral Daily Download – Sturridge to fire Liverpool to victory against top four rivals Tottenham?

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to Tuesday night’s Premier League action and says Liverpool, with Daniel Sturridge set to return to the starting XI, are odds-on to beat top four rivals Tottenham at Anfield.He also backs Arsenal to get back to winning ways after Saturday’s defeat at Spurs by beating lowly Leicester at the Emirates and assesses the crunch clash between strugglers Hull City and Aston Villa.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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Former RTE librarian died after fall at her Donegal home

first_imgA former RTE librarian was found dead at her home in Co Donegal after suffering a fall.An inquest into the death of Frances McLaughlin, aged 72, heard how she had been dead between 3 and 10 days when she was found at her home in Letterkenny on January 11th, 2017. The last people to see Ms McLaughlin alive was her sister Veronica and her husband Paul Trayers when Ms McLaughlin had spent Christmas Day with them.Donegal Coroner’s Court was told today that Mr and Mrs Trayers became concerned when they had not heard from Ms McLaughlin for some days and contacted her letting agent.They entered her home at Harvey Close, on Newline Road, and found Ms McLaughlin’s remains on the floor of the living room.Gardai were called and Garda Sean McLaughlin, a nephew of the deceased woman, arrived on the scene.He said that his aunt was dead on the floor and was dressed for bed.He said that his aunt had moved back from RTE approximately three years earlier having spent most of her adult life working in RTE in Dublin.“She has made a nice little life for herself. She had been in god health and her death was an absolute shock to everyone who knew her,” said Garda McLaughlin.Doctor Josephine Kernan was called and she pronounced death at 5.22pm and Ms McLaughlin’s remains were taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for a post mortem.Pathologist Dr Catriona Dillon told the court that the deceased had suffered heart failure and also a fracture to the femur.She said she could not tell if the fracture, which occurred as a result of a fall, came before or after Ms McLaughlin had suffered heart failure.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said his finding was that Ms McLaughlin died as a result of an accident.Former RTE librarian died after fall at her Donegal home was last modified: August 31st, 2017 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:deathdonegalfallFrances McLaughlinGardaiinquestRTElast_img read more

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SPITFIRE FROM DONEGAL BOG GOES ON VIEW IN DERRY

first_imgAn exhibition showing the remains of the WW2 Spitfire found in Donegal a few months ago has opened at the Workhouse Museum in Derry.The remains of the fighter plane were taken from a bog in Inishowen in June with this week marking the 70th anniversary of the crash.Members of pilot Bud Wolfe’s family were in Derry for the exhibition launch. The Spitfire crashed into a remote bog near Glenealy after Bud Wolfe parachuted from the plane on 30 November 1941 when it developed engine trouble.Machine guns taken from the plane were successfully fired recently when they were refurbished by members of the Irish Army in Athlone.SPITFIRE FROM DONEGAL BOG GOES ON VIEW IN DERRY was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 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:DerryInishowenSpitfirelast_img read more

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RAMELTON’S CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE ROLLS INTO TOWN!

first_imgRamelton’s own Coca Cola truck rolls into town!Everyone knows about the great community spirit which exists in Ramelton.And yet again the proud community of the town along the banks of the River Lennon have surpassed all expectations.Tonight Ramelton launched its Christmas experience and what an experience it is! Naomi and Aaron Wasson enjoy RameltonThe amazing event will continue until Christmas Eve at 5pm and the good news is that it’s completely free.The experience includes everything from a replica of the famous Coca Cola truck to Santa and his elves.Why not take a break from the madness of last-minute shopping and visit the town for a real taste of the festive season.It really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! RAMELTON’S CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE ROLLS INTO TOWN! was last modified: December 23rd, 2012 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:Christmas ExperienceRameltonlast_img read more

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