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Spurs, Arsenal in big clash

first_imgLONDON (AP):Rarely has a north London derby had such implications for the destination of the English Premier League trophy.When Tottenham host Arsenal tomorrow it will be a meeting of second and third with only three points separating.After both lost Wednesday, a draw between the neighbours could allow Leicester to move further in front in their improbable title challenge when they travel to Watford tomorrow.Leicester were held by West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday but were celebrating the following night when the three teams below them Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City all lost.Arsenal’s 2-1 home defeat to Swansea has left Arsene Wenger’s side on a three-game losing streak in all competitions for the first time in six years. That first Premier League title since 2004 is looking increasingly hard to secure for Arsene Wenger, even in this most unpredictable season.”We have to focus on our job and come back reminding ourselves that we have some quality as well,” the Arsenal manager said.Tottenham’s 1-0 loss at West Ham on Wednesday punctured the optimism gathering around White Hart Lane that the 55-year wait for the title could be ending. Instead of going top in March for the first time since 1964, Tottenham remain second.Top-scorer Harry Kane is on a four-game barren run in front of goal but Arsenal will be without injured Petr Cech tomorrow as the goalkeeper recovers from a calf injury.”One year ago we always spoke about reducing the gap with the top four and now we are second in the table,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said Thursday. “Who knows what will happen in the future? Now we need to be focused on the present.”The future for Tottenham should be a return to the Champions League, having only competed once in Europe’s top competition in 2010-11.UNITED RESURGENCESuddenly Manchester United’s prospects of returning to the top four are looking far healthier. Buoyed by four successive wins in all competitions, United are now only fifth due to neighbours City having a superior goal difference.”We are showing passion,” United midfielder Ander Herrera said ahead of Sunday’s game at West Brom. “We fight to the end. We show when we don’t play good we can win. I think that the attitude is very good.”I am optimistic because we can still fight for everything. We want to be in the top four. We know it’s not easy because our opponents are tough, but we are Man United: we have to win.”SWANSEA HEALTH SCARESwansea head coach Francesco Guidolin remained hospitalised yesterday after missing his side’s victory over Arsenal with a chest infection.The 60-year-old Italian was referred to a respiratory specialist in London.”Francesco remains comfortable in hospital and is receiving excellent care and treatment,” Swansea said in a statement. “He is making good progress and is in good spirits … no release date from hospital has been confirmed at present.”The victory at Arsenal, with first-team coach Alan Curtis in charge, moved Swansea six points clear of tomorrow’s opponents Norwich, who are in the relegation zone.Chelsea remain unbeaten in the league since Guus Hiddink took charge in December, with the ailing champions rising from the relegation zone to 10th place. Chelsea host Stoke tomorrow.last_img read more

Extreme fire warnings issued for hot Easter weekend

first_imgAn orange, high-fire warning has been issued for swathes of Donegal as forecasters predict a scorching Easter weekend.The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine issued the warning on Thursday, April 18 and it will remain in place until Tuesday, April 23.Temperatures are set to soar between 17C to 21C over the holiday weekend. Donegal County Council has urged landowners and members of the public to exercise caution and to take all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of wildfires involving material such as gorse, heather and similar.The council is also urging landowners and members of the public not to engage in activities that could cause wildfires – especially to those heading outdoors to take extra care with camping stoves, cigarettes and throw-away barbecues.Householders or building owners in areas susceptible to wildfire are advised to remove or cut back any vegetation in the immediate vicinity of their house, building or oil tank to prevent wildfires damaging or destroying their property.Members of the public are urged to be vigilant and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire Service by dialling 999 or 112. Extreme fire warnings issued for hot Easter weekend was last modified: April 18th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

SA gives aid to storm-hit Madagascar

first_img14 March 2012 South Africa handed over humanitarian aid to Madagascar on Tuesday to help the island nation recover from the devastation caused by the recent cyclone Giovanna and tropical storm Irina. Led by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman, the South African mission saw several aid organisations contributing and pledging aid and assistance to Madagascar. These include the Al-Imdaad Foundation, which contributed aid worth US$100 000 in the form of blankets, water-purification tablets, tents and food hampers, as well as Netcare, which assisted with logistical arrangements. The Norwegian Government contributed to the humanitarian project by making the transportation of the aid to Madagascar possible. The two tropical disturbances which hit Madagascar last week killed at least 111 people and left 332 204 people homeless, according to the National Office of Risks and Disasters Management. The highest number of deaths recorded after the passage of Irina was in Ifanadiana district in the southeast of the island country, with 48 reported dead; while Vangaindrano and Farafangana districts, also in the southeast, recorded the most homeless people, with 3 909 and 25 086 respectively. Nearly 7 056 housing spaces were flooded, 147 were damaged and 1 372 were completely destroyed by Irina, while 3 713 hectares of rice fields and 12 600 crop fields were affected. The data was collected from 103 of the 829 municipalities in the trajectory of Irina. Cyclone Geralda, which swept through the island country in February 1994, was the last cyclone category 4 before Giovanna. Geralda killed 231 people. Last year, Cyclone Bingiza killed at least 34 people and left 216 000 homeless. In 2010, tropical storm Hubert killed at least 83 people and left nearly 187 000 homeless. Madagascar enters in the cyclone season from 15 November to 30 April of each year. Whilst in Madagascar, Fransman – who is also chair of the SADC Organ Troika and serves as President Jacob Zuma’s special envoy on Madagascar – was expected to meet with the Malagasy stakeholders to address certain outstanding aspects pertaining to the full implementation of the SADC roadmap aimed at restoring political stability to the island nation. Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

2018 Green Energy Ohio Tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest WhenSeptember 28–30, 9am–5pmWhatThis free statewide event features self-guided, guided or open house tours in each region of the state and highlights homes, businesses, and public buildings that are using green technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, green design, energy efficiency and more.Participants in 2018 Green Energy Ohio will:Learn about the residential renewable energy processEducate themselves on the technical details and components of different renewable energy systemsNetwork with other Ohio residents who have a passion for renewable energyTalk with industry leaders from the renewable energy sector around the stateSee commercial and corporate energy installations and hear about the benefits to businessesPresented by Green Energy Ohio.Tour websiteTour stops neededEach tour is made possible through site owners who share their hands-on experiences with participants who want to learn more about clean energy technologies. When registering, please indicate which days and times the property will be available for tour participants. A confirmation email will be sent and the site will be shown on the tour map and listed under the appropriate region. The deadline to register as a host site on this year’s Tour is Aug. 31.last_img read more

See Something In Someone Else – Episode 60

first_imgLeadership is about seeing things in your people that they don’t yet see in themselves. If you want to make a difference, if you want to build confidence, this is where to start.last_img

Sunrisers Hyderabad sign big-name sponsors for IPL Season 10

first_img× SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL IPL 2017 sh cricket Published on April 03, 2017 Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad have unveiled a line-up of big name sponsors, as the squad gears up to defend its title in the landmark 10th season of the cash-rich league.Ultratech, Jio, Astral Bondtite, Canara Bank, Nerolac, Kurl On, Sun Direct and Red FM have all signed on as partners for the season.Gillette, Apollo Hospitals, UB, Tyka and Motul Oil have also partnered with the franchise.K Shanmugam, Sunrisers Hyderabad CEO said,”Together with our sponsors we look forward to embarking on what promises to be an exciting, and hopefully in our case, a triumphant, history-making journey ahead.”David Warner continues as captain backed up by star players Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques and Ben Cutting.Ben Laughlin and Chris Jordan are among the new picks this season who are equally talented and show great promise.Afghan players, Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi will make their IPL debuts. Tom Moody and Muttiah Muralitharan will continue as coaches with VVS Laxman staying on as mentor. COMMENT sh marketing COMMENTSlast_img read more

Hockey India name 33 core probables for junior womens camp

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) In its pursuit to improve the standard of womens hockey, Hockey India today named 33 core probables for the junior womens national camp to be held at Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru. The core probables were picked after an intense selection trials conducted under the watchful eyes Hockey India High Performance Director, David John. The core group will be trained by Indian junior womens team coach Baljeet Singh Saini. Saini, who represented India at two successive Olympic Games – 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney, has previously worked with the junior womens squad in 2016 and under his tutelage the U-18 Indian womens team had won a bronze medal at the U-18 Asia Cup held in December last year. The core group has been selected on the basis of speed, agility, skill and basic understanding of the game. The vision behind organising the national camp, which will continue till July 3, is to develop a core group of players who will aim to qualify for the prestigious 2020 junior womens World Cup. The core group features players from Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, who won the Hockey India 7th Junior Women National Hockey Championship 2017, runners-up Hockey Haryana, Hockey Bhopal, Hockey Him, Hockey Chandigarh, Hockey Odisha, Hockey Uttarakhand, Hockey Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh Hockey, Association of Indian Universities, Sports Authority of India, Hockey Gangpur-Odisha and Hockey Mizoram. “We have analysed all the 38 players who were at the national Camp since May 24, and Hockey Indias selection committee has further pruned down the core probables to 33 who will carry on their training. This core group will be provided with a support staff including scientific advisor, video analyst, physiotherapist and a masseuse just like we have for our senior team programs,” said John. “We have long-term goals for this group and with our vision set on the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games and the 2020 junior World Cup, these 33 core probables will go through a development process that will prepare them for the challenges at the international level. “This is a very talented group and I expect some of these girls to push for a place in the senior womens team in the coming months,” he added. Junior women core group: Goalkeepers: Khushboo (Hockey Bhopal), Bichu Devi Kharibam (Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy), Chanchal (Hockey Chandigarh). Defenders: Priyanka (Hockey Haryana), Salima Tete (Hockey Jharkhand), Asmita Barla (Hockey Odisha), Alka Dung Dung (Sports Authority of India), Umra (Hockey Him), Gagandeep Kaur (Hockey Haryana), Antim (Hockey Him), Manisha Chauhan (Hockey Uttarakhand), Ishika Choudhary (Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy), Supriya Mundu (Hockey Jharkhand). Midfielders: Mahima Chaudhary (Hockey Haryana), Suman Devi Thoudam (Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy), Sunita Yadav (Uttar Pradesh Hockey), Mariana Kujur (Hockey Odisha), Jyoti (Association of Indian Universities), Manju Chorsiya (Hockey Him), Baljeet Kaur (Hockey Punjab), Sadhna Senger (Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy), Jiwan Kishori Toppo (Hockey Gangpur- Odisha), Primanjali Toppo (Hockey Gangpur-Odisha). Forwards: Sangita Kumari (Hockey Jharkhand), Lalremsiami (Sports Authority of India), Deepika Soreng (Hockey Jharkhand), Mumtaz Khan (Uttar Pradesh Hockey), Lalrindiki (Hockey Mizoram), Amrinder Kaur (Hockey Haryana), Janhabi Pradhan (Hockey Gangpur Odisha), Yogita Bora (Uttar Pradesh Hockey), Amritpal Kaur (Hockey Chandigarh), Reet (Hockey Haryana). PTI SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

WE Partners With Omaze To Offer Once In A Lifetime Celebrity Experiences

first_imgWE, a family of organizations that makes doing good doable, has announced a partnership with Omaze and a star-studded lineup of celebrities to help raise funds for WE Schools – a year long service-learning curriculum that empowers young people, including underserved youth, to create meaningful impact locally and globally.In a series of video announcements, top stars including Natalie Portman, Kermit the Frog, Martin Sheen, Paula Abdul, Sofia Carson and Drew and Jonathan Scott, stars of HGTV’s Property Brothers, are offering fans the chance to live their dream celebrity experiences, all in a bid to empower 100,000 students to engage in service.“We believe that these youth are the leaders of tomorrow,” said co-founder of WE, Craig Kielburger. “We’re so excited to have partnered with Omaze and some incredible celebrities who have offered their time to raise funds that will help give students the inspiration, mentorship, educational resources, tools and support they need to realize their potential and become the change-makers of their generation.”To help get fans excited about these experiences, all of the stars participating created video announcements, letting fans know exactly what they can expect if they’re the lucky winner. These experiences include: Double date with Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied in LAKaraoke with Kermit the FrogDiscuss The West Wing with Martin Sheen over lunchHave the ultimate summer picnic with Paula AbdulCruise to the Bahamas with the Scott brothers and score a virtual home makeoverTake a dance lesson with Sofia CarsonThese campaigns will also be featured in the fourth annual WE Day Special, airing on ABC, Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The Special is a celebration of doing good, honoring youth and families across the country who are making a real impact in their communities and around the world, with the help of A-list celebrities and global thought leaders.A $10 donation on Omaze.com/WE provides fans the chance to win one of these epic experiences and supports this important cause. These campaigns close on September 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST.For more information on the partnership and to enter for your chance to win a celebrity experience that gives back to WE visit Omaze.com/WE.last_img read more

Kaia Gerber Gigi Hadid and Canadas Winnie Harlow nominated for Model of

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Kaia Gerber and Canada’s Winnie Harlow will compete for Model of the Year at the 2017 Fashion Awards. The breakout catwalk stars have each been nominated in the International Model Category at The Fashion Awards, formerly known as the British Fashion Awards, as organized by the British Fashion Council (BFC). Kaia, the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, and Winniw are joined in the category by former winner Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella Hadid.“The Model of the Year award recognizes the global impact of a model, who over the last 12 months has dominated the industry with an influence that transcends the catwalk,” a spokesperson said of the category.The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski will take place on 4 December, at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Votes were cast by 2,000 members of the fashion industry drawn from media, retail, communications and photography, with the voting body covering 38 countries. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement READ MORElast_img read more