Juventus, Napoli light up Serie A

first_imgROME (AP):It’s judgement weekend in Serie A. League leaders Napoli take a two-point lead over Juventus into a highly anticipated clash of the top-two squads today. Then tomorrow, third-place Fiorentina host fourth-place Inter Milan, who are one point behind the Viola.Napoli and Juventus are on club record winning streaks.Napoli have won eight straight, while Juventus have 14 consecutive victories, and need three more to match the Serie A record of 17 established by Inter in 2006-07.Napoli beat Juventus 2-1 in September with goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Gonzalo Higuain, but that was before the Turin club found its stride and was able to overcome the off season departures of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, and Carlos Tevez.Having joined Juventus on a €40 million transfer from Palermo in June, Paulo Dybala has developed into the Turin squad’s most dangerous weapon with 13 goals. And with only 15 goals conceded, Juventus have the best defence in Italy.With 24 goals in as many matches, Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain is having the season of his life. With 14 matches remaining, Higuain already has more goals than the 22 that Mauro Icardi and Toni led Serie A with last season.”My intention is to continue scoring,” Higuain said. “For me, and most important, to help the squad, which is aiming for something really big.”Napoli’s only two Serie A titles came in 1987 and 1990 when Diego Maradona was carrying the club.Also this weekend, it’s Lazio vs Hellas Verona; Carpi vs Roma; Empoli vs Frosinone; Chievo Verona vs Sassuolo; AC Milan vs Genoa; Palermo vs Torino; Sampdoria vs Atalanta; and Udinese vs Bologna.last_img read more

Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day set for April 23

first_imgWIN DEM WHEELZ, in association with Caymanas Track Limited (CTL), will pay homage to racehorse grooms at Caymanas Park on Saturday, April 23, with the Grooms’ Association Day race meet comprising 11 races. Details for Grooms’ Association Day were outlined by Andrew Azar, managing director of Win Dem Wheelz, as well as Cedric Stewart, chief executive officer of CTL and racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr at yesterday’s launch in the Trainers’ Room at Caymanas Park. To begin with, five veteran grooms will be honoured on the afternoon in recognition of their long and dedicated contribution to racing for 50 years. They are Headley Scott, popularly called ‘Scott Brady’, who groomed the second horse (Cardigan) to win on the opening day of Caymanas Park on August 22, 1959, and was a top groom with the legendary trainer Aston Commock back then; as well as Lenford Walker, Everald White, Fitzroy Tulloch and Roy Hamilton. The card will also feature the running of the Win Dem Wheelz Trophy over a mile for $180,000 claimers, this offering a total purse of $550,000 inclusive of $50,000 from the sponsor; the Grooms’ Association Trophy claiming $250,000 – $210,000, with a purse of $530,000; and, above all, the grade one renewal of the Legal Light Trophy over 1820 metres, with a purse o $1.2 million. According to Azar, grooms are “very special people to our industry and the unsung heroes who dedicate their lives to the daily care of the magnificent thoroughbred. On this special occasion, it is only fitting to mention the names of the five grooms who will be honoured”. Azar further stated that the first five grooms in each of the 11 races on the card would receive valuable product prizes and ultimately, the names of all grooms, who have horses on the programme will be placed in a raffle, and at the end of the meet, a lucky groom would receive a Ramco 250 Tiger motorcycle valued at $300,000, courtesy of Win Dem Wheelz. Azar was hailed by Trainers’ Association president Vin Edwards, United Trainers’ Association president Dale Murphy, and Grooms’ Asso- ciation president Fabian White for his generosity, social conscience, and unwavering support for racing, not only in his capacity as an outgoing deputy chairman of CTL, but through the support of his company. Vin Edwards said over a decade ago, he made representations for grooms to be included in the Hall of Fame, and although this was resisted initially, his persistent efforts paved the way for Vincent Blackwood to be the first groom to be so honoured some years ago. Edwards contends that divestment has never been successful in Jamaica, and he is sceptical that the pending divestment of racing will be beneficial to all stakeholders in racing. And finally, Edwards called for an investigation into the $750 million spent in the construction of the Jamaica Racing Commission /Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission building at 78C Hagley Park Road, which has become dysfunctional for the most part. -O.C.last_img read more

Chris Banchero plays through groin injury to help lift Aces to crucial win

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Banchero pulled his groin during the first quarter Game 3 and the rough-riding point guard wasn’t going to stop for anything else, helping the Aces get the 104-102 victor that puts them at 2-1.“I pulled my groin just a bit in the first quarter when I made a spin move so it was early and I just played through it,” said Banchero Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome. “A groin injury is a little tough but I’ll be alright.”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 Chriss“The game was intense, again, these games have been really fun to watch. It’s playoff basketball, it’s exciting.”It has been a thrilling matchup between Alaska and Meralco and the Aces took the win by the skin of their teeth. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal With a pivotal win on the line, Chris Banchero had to play through injury to help Alaska pull ahead of Meralco their thrilling 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series.ADVERTISEMENT It took a gutsy hustle three-point play from Mike Harris to put the Aces up 103-100 with 16.1 seconds remaining but still wasn’t the most nerve-wracking moment of the night.Alaska was holding on to a 104-102 lead with less than 10 seconds remaining when the Bolts raced down the floor in an attempt to send the match to overtime but Allen Durham missed his transition free throw.Durham’s miss led to several missed tip-in attempts that ultimately led to an open Anjo Caram jumper, but that likewise missed the rim altogether allowing the Aces to hold on to the victory.“This game was intense, expect Saturday [Game 4] to be the same,” said the banged-up Banchero who wound up with 17 points and six rebounds.Banchero, who is expected to play in Game 4, said that with the long and arduous PBA season, players are likely to get injured at one point.ADVERTISEMENT Rockets ‘parting ways’ with 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony 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 View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “The PBA has a long season and we don’t really get any breaks,” said Banchero. “I’ve been playing a lot of basketball, you check the schedule we’ve been playing all year round, non stop. You’re bound to catch an injury here and there with so much basketball.”“But you know, it’s okay, you just play through it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

UAAP softball: Adamson goes 7-0 after rout of UST

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Venus Williams wins 1st-round match at BNP Paribas Opencenter_img MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Defending champions Adamson University dominated University of Santo Tomas, 7-1, to hike its winning streak to seven games in the in the UAAP Season 81 softball tournament Friday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.The Lady Falcons yielded a run for the second time this season but it hardly made a difference as they continued their perfect run so far in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Green Batters and the Growling Tigers remained level in second place at 4-2, while the Falcons dropped to 3-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meanwhile, De La Salle blanked rival Ateneo, 3-0, to seize solo third at 5-3, half-a-game behind idle National University (5-2) in the race for the twice-to-beat semifinals incentive.University of the Philippines fashioned out a 12-5 win over University of the East. The Lady Maroons moved in a tie with the Tigresses in fourth spot at 4-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn baseball, Ateneo overpowered UP, 23-6, to raise its record to a league-best 5-1.De La Salle beat titleholder Adamson University, 6-5, for the second time in a row, while UST bested NU, 9-4. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Salala Youth Launch New Book

first_imgThe Salala Youth United for Development Actions (SAYUDA) over the weekend launched its first book containing words of wisdom.The book titled, “The Power of Wisdom,” was compiled by Charles Gopee, a 27 year old who had dreams of becoming an author.Nearly 100 persons, including popular Liberian gospel artist Cyrus Thompson and Rev. Samuel R. Enders, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the African Dream Academy and the African Dream Academy Children’s Clinic, were in attendance at the International Christian Fellowship Church in ELWA.Gospel singer Thompson, after keeping the audience spellbound with the song, ‘Jehovah is Your Name,’ said as a people, we should not run away from fear, that there is wisdom in what author Gopee has succeeded in publishing, through the assistance of SAYUDA.He said there are many endeavors in life through which one can attain success, but that the choice that counts most is the one that attracts conscious learning and deep reflections.Mr. Thompson commended SAYUDA and others who stood by Gopee during his first attempt at becoming an author, and called on them to ‘continue being his true friends for the good of the nation.’The book, “Power of Wisdom,” portrays the average exercising patient, and that there was wisdom in every facet of life. Rev. Enders, who served as chief launcher, said it is often difficult to navigate the waters of life when one is striving for success that would impact the lives of many people in a positive way.He congratulated Gopee for a good beginning and advised him to be resilient and focused, as he tries to realize dreams bigger than the one he has already achieved.The occasion was also attended by Liberian author Shelton F. Gonkerwon, one of whose books, tilted, “The Dark Freedom,” a memoir of Liberia’s gloomy days (collections on the civil wars) has been published in London.In response to the gestures and support of all who stood by him, Gopee expressed gratitude to God for them being his true friends.Gopee said he began writing the Power of Wisdom in 2012 in a copy book and each time he collected some ideas from personal deeper reflection, but he lost the book as time went by.“The loss of the copy book,” he said, “nearly prevented me from holding on to my dream of becoming an author but I was encouraged by a very strong and special friend to go ahead redoing the job for the copy book did not write anything in itself but I did.”Gopee, having made up his mind to write, consulted his Town’s Youth organization to which he holds membership- Salala Youth United for Development Association (SAYUDA) and the association lobbied and got money to help him publish his Power of Wisdom.“The book, he said, is dedicated to very special people in his life which include his mother Esther Kpain and his father Robert Gopee for the many contributions they have made to see him reach the stage he has reached and beyond.The book was published by Prosperous Art Production.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Resource Communities Get Money to Move away from Resources

first_imgThe Resources North Association today received a 5 year 1.475 million dollars contribution.The monies have come from Natural Resources Canada through the Canadian Forest Service and the Forest Communities Program. “Our Government is committed to assisting forest-based communities whoare facing unprecedented challenges,” said Jay Hill, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, on behalf of Minister Lunn. “Through the Forest Communities Program, the Government of Canada and the Resources North Association are working together to pursue new opportunities for forest based communities.”According to the RNA this money will help resource dependent communities, First Nation communities, resource industries and Federal, Provincial, Local and First Nations Governments to work toward sustainability in the North Central and Northeast regions of BC.- Advertisement -Some of the projects the RNA working on include: working with First Nations to develop biomass energy systems, piloting integrated resource management projects, better defining socio-economic and cultural indicators, further development of agroforestry, caribou habitat research, and research on the effects of the mountain pine beetle impacts on hydrology, soils, fish habitat and riparian areas. One of the main project partnerships for RNA is in the area of climate change. RNA will continue to support the Northern Climate Change Network (NCCN) in its pursuit to promote proactive community-level adaptation responses to climate change.last_img read more

Inquest hears account of days leading up to death

first_imgThe inquest into the death of a man who was hospitalized after being taken into police custody began today in Fort St. John.Inquest Council Mitch Houg began today’s proceedings with an introduction to the case. Houg said that in the days leading up to the death, McPherson and a friend, Todd Gobout, had both been working in a camp out side Fort St. John. The two quit their jobs and came into Fort St. John to stay in a hotel, intending to eventually make it back to Terrace, where the two had formerly lived.Houg also stated that McPherson had been a user of a mixture often referred to as “speedballs.” The drug is normally a mixture of cocaine and heroin; however, a mixture of cocaine and methamphetamines is often sold under the same name. Houg said it’s believed that McPherson and Gobout had come into conflict with a group of individuals dealing the drug. That conflict was the reason for McPherson’s encounter with the first witness in the inquest, Cst. Erin Davis.- Advertisement -Cst. Davis described an early-morning encounter with McPherson on August 25th, three days before his death in hospital. Davis testified that she was nearing the end of an overnight shift when she went to investigate a complaint from a man that he was being followed. She found a man sitting on the curb, talking on his cell phone, but the man insisted that he wasn’t the person who phoned in the complaint. Davis said she then continued her patrols.Davis said that approximately five minutes later, she was contacted by another officer who was dealing with a case that he felt was linked with the one she was dealing with. Davis went to where the fellow officer was at the Caravan motel. That officer had been responding to a complaint that involved a broken window at one of the hotel rooms. It was at this location that Davis said she encountered the same man that she had seen talking on his cellphone earlier. The man gave his name as Larry McPherson. It was at this time that Davis also met Todd Gobout, McPherson’s friend and former co-worker, who was staying with him in the hotel room.Advertisement McPherson told the officers that he and Gobout had recently returned from a night at a local pub and were watching TV when at least two males barged into the room. Davis said McPherson told her he then fled and placed the call to police that he was being followed. He also said the reason he didn’t admit to having made the call earlier was because he feared that he was being watched.Davis’ testimony was followed by accounts from two people who saw McPherson in the hours before his arrest.last_img read more

Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle: Tim Krul frustrates profligate Red Devils

first_imgManchester United’s winning start to the season has come to an end after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Newcastle United at Old Trafford.Wayne Rooney is now 10 games without a goal in a red shirt, but it wasn’t for the lack of trying as he had an early effort incorrectly ruled out for offside.But Louis van Gaal will be frustrated as compatriot Tim Krul denied several efforts from Juan Mata and Memphis Depay as the Magpies held on, despite initial looking like they would struggle.After a stunning performance in midweek against Champions League opponents Club Brugge, Depay looked to impress again but an early shot rolled tamely into Krul’s arms, while Rooney had his goal ruled out just four minutes in.Krul was test again just seven minutes later but he was able to comfortably catch a Juan Mata free-kick after Ayoze Perez had ended a Matteo Darmian run with a mistimed tackle.The Dutch goalkeeper was again forced into a good save from the Spaniard when he was allowed to much time in the box by some poor defending, before Rooney, again with too much time, shot straight at him.While Matteo Darmian has looked solid for Manchester United he also looks clumsy in the tackle and swiftly found himself cautioned as he took down Massadio Haidara, who was charging up the left flank. The Toon star was then booked himself for a late challenge on Daley Blind.Depay looks set to dazzle the Premier League and an excellent piece of skill set himself free in the box but his shot was poor again.The Magpies rallied late in the first period and after Aleksander Mitrovic hit the bar with a header from Chancel Mbemba’s cross and Perez’s drive from range was tipped around the post by a sprawling Sergio Romero, with the following corner causing havoc in the United penalty area.In the second half the Red Devils picked up where they left off but their lack of cutting edge up front was telling.Depay crashed a free-kick into the wall, while several chances and set-pieces went begging and even with Javier Hernandez joining Rooney up front they could not carve open a solid Magpies backline who have clearly been well drilled since a couple of shaky performances.And just when Hernandez had managed to stumble his way into the penalty area he was denied by Krul’s outstretched leg.As time ticked on, a close range volley from Antonio Valencia slammed in Fabricio Coloccini, while a Chris Smalling cracked the post while up for a corner.Newcastle United could have won the game with a late counter but after a team-mate twisted and turned in the box, debutant Florian Thauvin could connect with the cross as he slid in, leaving the match to end in a stalemate. 1 Manchester United are denied by Tim Krul last_img read more

DDTV: Donegal used as filming location for trippy music video

first_imgVoynich is the solo project of Irish film composer and musician Cian Furlong.The music video was shot on location in Donegal, Ireland and features actor Eoin Leahy. Locations used were Fanad Lighthouse, Meentycat wind farm, Tramore beach, Barnesmore Gap and St Johnston. Exoself is the second single he has released and takes it name from an obscure technological term used to “describe a wide range of systems linked to the self in a cooperative way, extending the mind and the body.”This ties in with the concept of the music video which features a man travelling through various visually striking locations only for it to be revealed at the end that it is in fact a virtual reality simulation.This is intended as a parable on the concerns that advances in technology may have the downside in the near future of encouraging more people not to leave their homes and remain in their “digital bubble” even more. The video asks the question ‘Why travel to a location when you could have a V.R. simulation of it without having to leave the house?’ This is the tenth music video directed by Gerard Lough. Lough and Furlong both recently completed work on the feature film Night People which was released last year in cinemas to critical acclaim and is now available on video on demand.DDTV: Donegal used as filming location for trippy music video was last modified: August 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:cian furlongexoselfGerard Loughvoynichlast_img read more

McGRATH CONTINUES TO LEAD DONEGAL GFC IN NEW YORK

first_imgLaurence McGrath heads the Donegal Football Club New York officer panel in 2011 for the sixth consecutive and eighth total year.Backing him up again is the tested team of “The Chief,” Frank Molloy of the Ardara clan as Vice President; fellow Ardara man Pat McGill as Treasurer; Recording Secretary Mary Grant, Corresponding Secretary-P.R.O. Ira Goldman; and Chaplain Fr. Paul O’Donnell Duggan.Donegal NY will field an Intermediate team in 2011 having been promoted as winners of the 2010 Junior crown and McGrath also takes the helm of the team along with his duties as NY Senior Division Chairman and is joined as Co-Manager by another of the Ardara Molloy family, Connie. McGRATH CONTINUES TO LEAD DONEGAL GFC IN NEW YORK was last modified: March 6th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more