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Man City, Liverpool in the spotlight

first_imgLONDON ( AP): Manchester City and Liverpool were expected to be slugging it out for the English Premier League (EPL) title on the home stretch. Instead, they meet at Anfield on Sunday in a tussle just to be among the four Champions League qualifiers. City, who are reeling from their Champions League exit at Monaco, are only a point ahead of Liverpool in third place. Despite the swirling storm around Arsene Wenger, fifth-place Arsenal are only five points behind Liverpool with two games in hand. But Arsenal travel to West Bromwich Albion tomorrow having only won twice in the last month both times against fifth-tier teams in the FA Cup. Leicester are on a roll again since Claudio Ranieri was replaced by Craig Shakespeare. The ailing champions have moved three points clear of the relegation zone with two Premier League wins under Shakespeare, who has also steered the Champions League newcomers into the quarterfinals. Middlesbrough will be hoping the end of Aitor Karanka’s reign yesterday produces a similar uplift as they sit next-to-last in the standings going into Sunday’s game at sixth-place Manchester United. In Spain, Sevilla can’t dwell on their Champions League elimination if they want to guarantee a return to the competition. Five points ahead At the start of the month, third-place Sevilla were nine points in front of Atletico Madrid. Now the gap is down to five points ahead of their meeting in Madrid on Sunday. Finishing fourth requires teams to contest a play-off to reach the group stage of the Champions League. Besides the 2-0 loss at Leicester on Tuesday, Sevilla are coming off two league draws. It will be a clash of Serie A’s top scorers when Inter Milan visit Torino tomorrow. Torino forward Andrea Belotti is at the top of the scoring chart with 22 goals. Mauro Icardi scored a nine-minute hat-trick in Inter’s 7-1 rout of Atalanta last weekend to take his tally to 20. Inter’s victory kept their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive. Inter are fifth, six points behind third-place Napoli and the final Champions League spot. Napoli visit Empoli on Sunday, when it will be a case of the league’s best attack against the weakest. Napoli have scored 65 goals, while Empoli have found the back of the net only 15 times. Lazio, who are four points below Napoli, visit Cagliari, while second-place Roma host Sassuolo. Also, Juventus visit Sampdoria as they go for a record sixth straight Serie A title.last_img read more

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Keeping Traditional Storytelling Alive

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HSS to observe International Day of Yoga

first_imgThe Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (Hindus for Selfless Service (HSS) Guyana), as part of its continuous promotion of health awareness and its “I love Guyana” project, is coordinating Guyana’s second InternationalHindus for Selfless Service Guyana with other groups celebrating International Day of Yoga 2015 at Everest Cricket ClubDay of Yoga.The group coordinated Guyana’s first International Day of Yoga in collaboration with a wide cross-section of groups at the Everest Cricket Club in 2015.The HSS, in providing a background on the genesis of International World Yoga Day, outlined that it was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in his speech to the United Nations Assembly in New York on September 27, 2014, among other things, proposed to have a day in honour of Yoga.Recognising the universal appeal of this form of meditation and exercise, on December 11, 2014, the United Nations decreed June 21, as International Yoga Day; in less than three months, Modi’s resolution became a reality. This day was proclaimed International World Yoga Day and is sanctioned in excess of 177 countries including the United States of America, Canada and China.With the aim of raising awareness of the many benefits of practising yoga, International Yoga Day is now observed worldwide with activities such as Yoga asanas, meditation, meetings, discussions and cultural performances. Evidence of Yoga in the form of stone sculptures, uncovered in architecture dating back to over 3000BC, indicates that Yoga may be as old as civilisation. This activity, which originated in India, is known as an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice. The word “yoga” derives from Sanskrit and means “to join” or “to unite”, symbolising the union of body and consciousness.It has been reported that Yoga can be done by anyone regardless of age and gender since it holds numerous health benefits such as all-round fitness, stress relief, weight loss, increased energy and much more. Based on scientific reports, yoga is said to stabilise the mind and relief chronic illnesses while contributing to proper blood circulation and inner peace. It involved the integration of several practices including breath control, simple meditation and the adoption of specific bodily posture. There are also different types of Yoga which involve physical, mental and spiritual concentration.Today, Yoga is practised in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.last_img read more

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Drunken man perishes as home goes up in flames

first_imgThe charred remains of 64-year-old Fizal Ally, also called ‘Zool’, were removed by coroners from the rubble at Lot 10 Bissoon Street, Better Hope South, ECD after his home went up in flames on Sunday at about noon.What remained of the house after the fireReportedly home alone at time of the blaze, Ally, who had shared the flat wooden house with his 54-year-old wife Anita Looknauth and her 15-year-old grandson Randy Ally, had reportedly been seen consuming alcohol earlier in the day.The couple’s neighbour noticed the house on fire at about noon, and raised an alarm. Neighbours formed a bucket brigade to attempt to put out the blaze, but were forced to retreat because of the intense heat. Within 15 minutes, the wooden structure had been reduced to rubble.As the fire continued to consume the remnants of the building, no one knew that the man was in the house. After the blaze had been extinguished, there was the gruesome discovery of Ally’s badly burnt body in a lying position. At no point in time did anyone hear any scream emanating from the house, and as such, everyone believe that the man might have slept through the ordeal on the floor of the house.Coroners removing what remained of Fizal’s bodyWhen Guyana Times arrived at the scene, residents stood in disbelief as the undertakers were removing the man’s remains. A woman who occupies a second house on the same property confirmed that the now dead man and his wife had been consuming alcohol earlier in the day. However, the wife left for work while the man stayed at home.This woman recalled sitting in her verandah and feeling a sudden heat. Giving details, she said, “Anyhow, I had this leatherette pulled down, which did not allow me to see what was happening over at them (victim) house. But the place start feeling unusually hot, so something tell me watch over”.As she looked out, she started to get weak after seeing the entire house engulfed in flames. “I start to tremble because I became so afraid; because me know the people them!” she cried. She told Guyana Times that she ran out of the yard and started to scream, “Fire!”“By the time everybody come out and started to try and out the fire, it was already long gone…but the heat was so much that I also had to run out of my house… We had to soak our house too, because of the heat,” she revealed.This neighbour thinks Fizal may have passed out due to being drunk, as she had heard no scream coming from the house.While the cause of the fire is yet to be determined, persons surmise that the fire might have been started by a kerosene stove that was left alight. Guyana Times has also been made to understand that whenever the man is drunk, he would threaten to burn down the house.The couple is said to have been living in the area for the past six years, since the owner of the property — sister to the now deceased — had built the house for him and his wife. The dead man’s sister reportedly resides overseas.It is unclear whether the deceased had been a father, but his wife is said to be a mother of one child.The man’s wife was escorted to the Police Station as an investigation was launched into the deadly fire.last_img read more

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Morgan: New Arsenal star Welbeck can be ‘a cross between Anelka and Wright’

first_imgCelebrity Gunners fan Piers Morgan claims new Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck can be ‘a cross between Nicolas Anelka and Ian Wright’.The England striker has moved from Manchester United to the Emirates in a £16million deal.And Morgan has hailed the capture, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “Danny Welbeck can be a cross between Nicolas Anelka and Ian Wright if Arsenal get this right.“If you look at the business Arsene Wenger has done this window, then there is a argument to say it is the best window Arsenal have had in the last ten years.“We haven’t sold any of our top players, apart from Bacary Sagna. They’ve replaced him with Mathieu Debuchy though who, I believe, is a better player.“We’ve brought in Alexis Sanchez, who is a world class player. Welbeck is exactly the sort of player Arsenal should be trying to sign.“He’s 23 years old and an England international. He’ll link up well with Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Calum Chambers.“There’s a good English spine to this team now, which is something that’s been missing in most Wenger teams, post ‘The Invincibles’. This is not a bad window at all.”last_img read more

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‘Superstar’ Sanchez the right fit for ManUtd, says Giggs

first_imgThe 29-year-old Chile striker, who came close to joining Manchester City last summer, has signed what is believed to be a four-and-a-half-year contract that will make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League.It has been widely reported that Sanchez will earn a pre-tax salary of £500,000 ($697,000, 569,000 euros) a week at Old Trafford.“Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez is similar to Robin van Persie in the sense that they’re getting a ready-made superstar and you’re seeing the contribution already with Anthony Martial upping his performances,” new Wales manager Giggs said on skysports.com.“That can happen when top players come in, those around them lift their levels, and there will be some difficult selection decisions for Jose Mourinho.“However, Sanchez can also play on the right, as he did at Barcelona, so if Martial is flying then he may have to play in a different position, but those sort of decisions are positive for a manager to have to make.”– Attacking riches –United boss Mourinho said Sanchez would “complete our very young and talented group of attacking players” alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, in-form Jesse Lingard and Martial, who has scored three goals in his past three Premier League games.Giggs, United’s most-decorated player, said it was an extra bonus that the former Arsenal man would be able to play in the Champions League — United play Sevilla in the first leg of their last-16 tie on February 21.“To have somebody like that, who won’t be fazed by playing in the big games, makes the squad look really strong,” he wrote.United, who have not won the Premier League title since 2013, are second in the table but trail Manchester City by 12 points — a gap that looks impossible to breach even with four months of the season to run.Sanchez took a parting shot in an Instagram post at ex-Arsenal players who have criticised his attitude.“There are people (former club players) who have spoken with no knowledge of what happens inside the club and cause damage,” Sanchez wrote.“I must say I always gave 100%, until the last day, when I asked to the Mister (Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger) to be in the team, because I wanted to be a contribution.”Armenia international winger Mkhitaryan, also 29, fell out of favour with United manager Mourinho after just 18 months at Old Trafford.The Sanchez-Mkhitaryan deal is the latest move of a busy January transfer window during which Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for 160 million euros and signed central defender Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton for £75 million.Reports in Germany say striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on his way to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez will reportedly earn a pre-tax salary of £500,000 ($697,000, 569,000 euros) a week at Old Trafford © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 23 – Ryan Giggs says Alexis Sanchez is a ready-made “superstar” who can give Manchester United a lift as they bid to chase down Premier League rivals Manchester City.Sanchez on Monday sealed a move to United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, saying he was “thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world”.last_img read more

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Driver charged in fatal crash

first_imgRobison didn’t say how fast Guerra was going before the crash.She said if convicted, Guerra faces nearly nine years in prison. Guerra’s arraignment is set for Sept. 20 at Whittier Court.Prosecutors are asking the judge to set bail at $150,000.Whittier police Sgt. Dan Lowe said Guerra, who was cited April 3 for vehicular manslaughter, is now out on her own recognizance.Guerra couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday. No other car was involved in the collision. Investigators ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash.Lowe said the collision was caused by Guerra driving “in a reckless and gross negligent manner.”She was reportedly swerving in and out of traffic at one point.Lowe said the Scion, which was carrying five people, was originally traveling north on Colima Road when it made a U-turn and headed south.While southbound on Colima Road, the car went out of control just north of Mar Vista Avenue and slammed into a tree.The impact tore the vehicle in two. The parts came to rest within 25 to 30 feet of each other.Three of the passengers, Albert Joseph Valasquez, 19, of Whittier and Jennifer Unzueta, 18, of Whittier, and Joshua David Gutierrez, 19, of Pico Rivera, were pronounced dead at the scene.Gutierrez was pinned inside the wreckage by the back seat while Valasquez and Unzueta were found lying on the road, according to the Coroner’s reports.The Coroner’s Office said Valasquez, Unzueta and Gutierrez died of multiple traumatic injuries which included broken bones, skull fractures plus injuries and lacerations to the internal organs.Guerra was injured as well as Hector Saenz, 18, of Whittier who was sitting directly behind her. He was flown by helicopter to the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center while Guerra was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center.“I know (Saenz) had a laceration to the head area that required staples,” Lowe said.ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Prosecutors filed vehicular manslaughter charges Wednesday against the driver of a 2006 silver Toyota Scion that crashed on Colima Road, killing three of her passengers. The driver, Xenia Delilia Guerra, 18, and a fourth passenger were injured in the April 3 crash. Both live in Whittier.In addition to the three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter, the District Attorney’s Office also charged Guerra with one count of misdemeanor reckless driving causing bodily injury.“I can say there was no alcohol involved. She was driving at a high rate of speed,” said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office.last_img read more

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Boeing profits soar 61% on deliveries

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.That news sent the company’s shares down during most of trading Wednesday, but analysts said they were still pleased by the company’s better-than-expected third- quarter performance. “Obviously it was a very solid quarter driven by the commercial aircraft division, but investors are more focused on the outlook for 2008 and beyond,” Edward Jones analyst Matt Collins said. “The $100 billion question is when can they deliver the 787.” Boeing, which operates its Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, announced earlier this month that it would delay its first delivery of the 787 by six months to November or December 2008 because of problems it has encountered assembling the first few planes. Executives said Wednesday that customers were frustrated by the delay, but orders for the plane continued at a steady clip. The company inked 73 new orders for the plane during the third quarter, bringing total firm orders to 710. For the quarter ending Sept.30, Boeing’s profit rose 61percent and amounted to $1.44 per share, up from $694million, or 89 cents per share, a year ago. Boeing delivered 109 planes and booked 354 gross orders during the quarter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Ashley M. Heher THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – The world’s No. 2 commercial airplane maker posted its best profit in nearly four years Wednesday as higher commercial airplane deliveries helped Boeing Co. earn $1.1 billion in the third quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations, but the company cautioned that a six-month delay in the launch of its new 787 Dreamliner plane would cut into its 2008 revenue and cause it to push 35 plane deliveries from 2008 into 2009. last_img read more

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PEDAL FOR PETER: COAST TO COAST CYCLE FUNDRAISER IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PETER ANDERSON

first_imgFUNDRAISER: A fundraising cycle in aid of Dungloe Community Hospital will be held in memory of the late Peter Anderson who sadly passed away last September.Peter passed away after a short but brutal illness, but he was cared for with dignity and love by the dedicated team in the end of life unit at Dungloe Community Hospital in his final weeks. Before he died his family made a promise that they would do a bike ride to raise funds for the hospital.He couldn’t praise them enough for this and the staff were also a huge comfort and support to his family.Peter was born in Newcastle, Co. Down, so, it seems fitting to cycle from there to Dungloe in his memory.Friends and family will be doing this on 30th Apr and 1st of May with an overnight stop in Omagh. Organisers of the event have urged people to please donate – you can do so where you by accessing sponsorship forms or online at https://www.idonate.ie/pedalforpeterAlso, you can follow their progress on Facebook, where they’ll keep you posted on anticipated arrival time in Dungloe on May 1st.https://www.facebook.com/Pedal-for-PeterThe family and a group of friends will be meeting up with the cyclists in the Lidl car park, Carnmore Road at 4 o’ clock on Sun 1st May to welcome the cyclists as they arrive and to walk ahead of them to the hospital.All welcome to join them at Lidl – afterwards there will be a meeting in the Stepping Stone, where a raffle will be held,with many great prizes, including a shirt signed by Sean Kelly.Any other cyclists interested in joining the cycle run between Dungloe and Omagh, please contact Ita on 087  9636358.Just one correction – the piece about Lidl above.It should read as follows :-The family and a group of friends will gather at the lidl Car park on the Carnmore Rd, Dungloe at 4 o’ clock on sun., May 1st. they will then walk as a group to the hospital to welcome the cyclists as they arrive there. all welcome to join the walkers at lidl PEDAL FOR PETER: COAST TO COAST CYCLE FUNDRAISER IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PETER ANDERSON was last modified: April 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CHARITY CYCLEDownFeaturesnewsPeter Andersonlast_img read more

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New Chelsea boss promises to bring the fun

first_img ALTERED Sarri gave his first press conference as Chelsea boss NEW ERA gameday Sarri believes fun is the most important thing Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS He arrives from a Napoli side famous for their exciting brand of attacking football and the 59-year-old looks set to continue that philosophy with his new club.“My goal is to have fun and be competitive in all the competitions until the end. The biggest gift is to have fun while you do the job,” he said.When asked if that attitude will bring success, he added: “Sometimes yes, sometimes no.“I think it is better not to win but to enjoy. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 2 smart causal possible xi center_img 2 who plays? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? predicted Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights “I hope Chelsea fans can be entertained. Much depends on the players.“I am convinced that if a team has fun, often the fans have fun too. This is very important, and obviously there is the material objectives to reach high level. But we must start by having fun.” “I want to bring my philosophy on the pitch. Our’s is not a sport but a game. Anybody who started as child did that for fun. The child in us all must be nurtured. This will help make us the best.“Trying to create a team that has fun is the first objective.” Maurizio Sarri intends to entertain the Chelsea faithful by bringing the fun back to Stamford Bridge.The Italian addressed the media for the first time as Blues boss and stressed the importance of balancing success against enjoyment of the game. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decadelast_img read more

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