NEWCASTLE, England (AP):Martin Skrtel scored his seventh Premier League own goal as relegation-threatened Newcastle upset Liverpool 2-0 yesterday.The sliding defender deflected a shot from Georginio Wijnaldum into his own net in the 69th minute at St James’ Park to give Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp his first away defeat in the league.Liverpool, who thrashed Southampton 6-1 midweek in the League Cup quarter-finals, thought they had equalised against the Magpies with 10 minutes left, but Alberto Moreno’s impressive strike was ruled offside.Wijnaldum added a second for the hosts on a counter-attack in stoppage time to reduce the pressure on head coach Steve McClaren and slightly ease relegation fears.Liverpool’s Christian Benteke and substitute Daniel Sturridge were earlier both guilty of bad misses, but the Newcastle defence proved resilient, and a midfield which had created little started to fire.The visitors’ first real chance came on 21 minutes when Dejan Lovren headed down Alberto Moreno’s corner and Benteke stabbed the ball over from close range.Newcastle took the lead when Wijnaldum’s persistence allowed him to send in a right-footed shot from a tight angle and, in his efforts to block it, Skrtel could only help the ball over goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.Sturridge fired wastefully wide after being played in down the right with 15 minutes remaining, and Lovren headed weakly at Rob Elliot as time ran down. But victory was assured four minutes into stoppage time when Wijnaldum deftly chipped Moussa Sissoko’s pass over the advancing Mignolet.After 15 rounds, Liverpool have 23 points, 10 more than 18th-place Newcastle, who are behind Bournemouth and Norwich on goal difference.
January 20, 2020
Battle In Jamaica Basketball Tournament organiser Ludloo Barker says that he hopes that all objectives set out at the start of the competition will be met when it wraps up on Saturday. The competition, which is in its first year, tipped-off at the University of Technology auditorium yesterday. The tournament, the result of a collaboration between CMS Sports and the University of Technology, will give young players good preparation for the CENTRO tournament next June and will continue the development of Jamaica’s basketball, especially young players. “We have no preparation for CENTRO, which is going to be tough, and, if we are going to send any of our Jamaican players, they need to be ready. JABA have the boys two Saturdays out of every month, and we have the best U-16 players together with different coaches from different conferences and getting them prepared, and this tournament will get them exposed to international competition and a high level of doing things,” he said. The inclusion of Canadian Under-17 team Brampton Elite is an added bonus for Barker, who says that this will help the players get a feel for international competitions. “We are looking at CENTRO and the development this tournament could help bring and the experience it will give our players. They will feel (what it is like to play against) an international team that is well coached, and that should give us problems and some things to figure out. But the experience will be good – win or lose,” he said. “But we hope this will continue to develop basketball because the more you play, the more experience and exposure they get, especially at a younger age,” he added. Jamaica College, Calabar, Cornwall College, and Brampton Elite will contest the under-16 championship. Calabar, Ardenne, and St George’s College will vie for the under-19 crown, while Division One teams Spartans, Panthers, Camperdown, UTECH, and EXED will compete for the men’s open championship. Teams will face each other in a round-robin format in their respective groups from Wednesday to Thursday, with the semi-finals and final set for Saturday. Barker noted that more teams were slated to participate, but the holidays caused some to pull out. “This is the holidays, so the teams could not get their players. St George’s wanted to have teams in both Under-16 and Under-19. St Catherine and Old Harbour were hoping to field their teams; Herbert Morrison couldn’t find transportation; and at Knox (boarding school), most boys have gone home for holidays. So we are wondering if we should have it in August and we will probably get more participation,” he said. The winning teams will receive trophies at the end of the competition. POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
January 19, 2020
In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We can’t verify the Russian team’s status yet, as we have not been notified by their wrestling federation,” the spokesman said.However, a statement on the USA Wrestling website said that in light of Iran’s predictable withdrawal from the competition and a lack of contact from Russia, they had “proactively sought commitments from Mongolia and India to compete in the event”.Mamiashvili, the Greco-Roman middleweight champion from the Seoul Olympics in 1988, hasn’t given up hope, claiming USA Wrestling were doing “everything they can” to facilitate Russian participation in Iowa.“If we have to miss the World Cup event it would be a huge tragedy,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russian authorities hit out at “political maneuvering” after freestyle wrestlers were denied visas to attend an important competition in the United States.According to Russian Wrestling Federation president Mikhail Mamiashvili, a former Olympic champion, the American “embassy refused to meet” with the wrestlers when they went to request visas.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ As things stand, they are set to miss the World Cup event in Iowa City from April 7-8.Former heavyweight boxing champion and Russian politician Nikolai Valuev blasted the “very clear political maneuvering in this affair”.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 crownRussian diplomatic spokeswoman Maria Zakharova described the move as “an example of the United States obstructing Russian athletes from participating in international competitions”.American embassy spokeswoman Maria Olson, quoted by Russian media, blamed Russian authorities for diplomatic restrictions imposed on the embassy. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to answer every one of the numerous requests from the Russian ministry of foreign affairs, especially when it relates to large numbers of people,” she said.Diplomatic relations between Washington and Moscow are at one of their lowest ebbs since the end of the Cold War.Tit for tat diplomatic measures brought on by US sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis saw the American embassy in Moscow reduced from 755 to 455 staff last year.That was in response to the Donald Trump administration confiscating two Russian diplomatic properties in the US.Contacted by AFP, a USA Wrestling spokesman denied all knowledge of the visa issues.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Drummond’s 20-20 game leads Pistons past Wizards Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
January 12, 2020
There are several major changes and many new faces in the expanded B-C cabinet unveiled by Premier Gordon Campbell in Victoria yesterday.However, Colin Hansen remains in finance and takes on the additional job of deputy premier. Mike de Jong is the new attorney general, replacing Wally Oppal, who lost to independent Vicki Huntington in a Delta-South recount following the May 12th election.Former West Vancouver Police Chief Kash Heed becomes solicitor general, while George Abbott shifts from health to aboriginal relations. All those moves could be considered promotions. Sideways moves included Kevin Falcon to health, leaving his old transportation ministry to Shirley Bond who leaves education.- Advertisement -Another rookie, Margaret McDiarmid, is the new Education Minister. There’s no change for Housing Minister Rich Coleman, Forests minister Pat Bell, Environment minister Barry Penner and Energy Minister Blair Lekstrom….Those kicked out of cabinet include Linda Reid, who was in child care and Gordon Hogg who held the mining portfolio.Both John van Dongen and John Les were also dropped in the wake of Mr. van Dongen’s driver’s licence suspension and the Les connection to a probe into Chilliwack land deals.Advertisement More on what this means and doesn’t mean, in this report from CKNW’s Sean Leslie…. [asset|aid=1494|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a8aba656f5fc2ad10eebbcfc5818f9aa-Soupy’s Cabinet-VCR_1_Pub.mp3]The realignment and especially the expansion of the group during tough economic times, has already drawn criticism from the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation.
January 11, 2020
Dion Cook led Cal Poly Pomona (20-7) with 22 points, while Larry Gordon scored 13 and grabbed eight rebounds. Cal Poly Pomona shot 29.2 percent from the field in the first half and did bland improvement to 31.8 percent in the second half. Neither team led by more than five points in the first half and the game remained close until the 12-3 in the third quarter run put it out of reach. CAL POLY WOMEN Cal State Bakersfield defeated visiting Cal Poly Pomona 87 51 in the final regular-season game for both schools. The Roadrunners (23-6) are in their first transition year in Division I play and are not eligible to win the conference championship or advance to the NCAA Tournament. Vanessa Dominguez was the only Bronco player to reach double figures, finishing with 11 points and a game high nine rebounds for Cal Poly (8-19). Ashley Moody followed with eight points and and nine assists. Despite the 35 point final margin, the game was close throughout the first half, until the Road Runners opened the second half on an 18 3 run to take a 52 29 lead just six minutes into the period. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cal State Bakersfield knocked off visiting Cal Poly Pomona 58-49 in both teams’ regular season finale Saturday. Cal State Bakersfield (15-14) led by a narrow 38-34 margin with 12:21 to go in the game just after responding to the Broncos taking their first lead of the second half just minutes before. But the Roadrunners went on a 12-3 run over the next three minutes to pick up their first double-digit lead of the night and they never led by less than eight points the rest of the way.
January 11, 2020
Gail Weber is the President of the North Peace Senior Housing Committee. She says that while Fort St. John has a number of great things going for it, housing for seniors is presently lacking.“The city of Fort St. John has a lot going for it; a lot of things are here for people. Sadly we are very lacking in senior’s housing,” she says. “We need places where people get to the point. These are people that have paid their taxes for years, and years, and years in this community and they need somewhere where they can have safe, comfortable, affordable living, and good meals.”She says the new apartment will provide seniors with a number of rooms and will prevent seniors from being isolated from other people.- Advertisement -“This facility helps with this because it has 18 units. We have two couples in too so that’s 20 people that now have somewhere to come and socialize with our long cold winters. It’s very important that you can get out and visit with people. Being stuck in your own home when you’re elderly is not really the answer.The opening the new apartment is one of three phases Weber says. The other two will bring “Phase two will be the south end of this building formerly known as Intermediate Care and the Alzheimer’s Unit. We plan to start next month making designs for how we’re going to renovate that end. Phase three will be across the road behind Triple X. The rest of that property is our property and phase three will be an independent living apartment block in that area.”Advertisement It’s hoped that having the apartment attached to buildings one and two will provide seniors with a chance to socialize without needing to go out in the cold.
January 10, 2020
0Shares0000A PSG fan holds a PSG yellow away jersey, marked with the number 10 and the name of Brazilian star Neymar, after he purchased it from the Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) football club store on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on August 4, 2017 © AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZPARIS, France, Aug 5 – Neymar started repaying his mammoth transfer fee on the day he was introduced as Paris Saint-Germain’s marquee summer signing with the club selling more than 10,000 shirts bearing his name on Friday.The 25-year-old Brazilian was signed from Barcelona for a world record 222-million euros ($264m) but with shirts emblazoned with his name and No.10 on the back selling at an average of 100 euros, PSG generated 1 million euros on his first day. If PSG can keep that up, they would have recouped the transfer fee by mid-March, within the first season of Neymar’s five-year deal — although in reality that revenue is shared with shirt manufacturer Nike, meaning it would actually take twice as long to pay for the player.Such is the demand for the shirt at one of two PSG stores, on the iconic Champs Elysees boulevard and the team’s outlet at their Parc des Princes home, that shoppers on Saturday will be limited to a single jersey each.Neymar is due to be unveiled to the PSG fans on the Parc des Princes pitch on Saturday at 3.45pm (1345 GMT) ahead of their opening Ligue 1 match of the season against newly-promoted Amiens at 5.15pm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
January 10, 2020
For more information on the Death Review Panel, you can visit the Government’s website. VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service’s Death Review Panel has released a report looking at how police play a role in the mental health system.According to the Review Panel, after examining the deaths of people who died during or within 24 hours following contact with police in B.C., it was determined that police are a de facto part of the mental health system.The panel is suggesting that the role of policing should be implemented into the provincial mental health strategy, highlighting that more assessment and training opportunities exist.- Advertisement -Panel Chair, Michael Egilson, says it is important to acknowledge that police play a role and that they should be incorporated in a province-wide mental health and addictions strategy.“We need to drive home the point that the police have become part of the mental health system and that their role needs to be acknowledged, supported and incorporated into the larger provincial mental health and addictions strategy.”The Death Review Panel included 19-panel experts who are professionals with expertise in policing, policing oversight, public health, health services, mental health and addictions, and Indigenous health.Advertisement
January 3, 2020
1 Pedro Barcelona and Spain midfielder Segio Busquets conceded team-mate Pedro has doubts over his future at the Nou Camp.Pedro has been linked with a move to Manchester United, who are light on forwards following the departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.The 27-year-old is regarded as one of Spain’s best attacking forwards, but faces stiff competition from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez to get into the Barca first-team.Busquets wants Pedro to stay at the club, but understands why he’s considering his options.“I have spoken with Pedro,” he told a press conference ahead of Barca’s friendly against United in San Francisco.“I think that as a team-mate and friend, I would like him to stay for a long time, but I understand that he has doubts.“He wants to play but there is a lot of competition. In our team we have the best players and it’s very difficult (to get into the team).“I hope he stays but the decision is his.”Pedro joined Barcelona’s youth team as a 17-year-old and then went on to enjoy success with the first team, winning the Primera Division five times and the Champions League on three occasions.