Spurs anguish as West Ham loss eases Chelsea’s path to title

first_imgWildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR The collapse at the Olympic Stadium was so out of character for the current crop of Tottenham players. A team that invigorated the title race with daring, attacking football suddenly ran out of ideas in the London derby. A nine-match winning run — Tottenham’s longest since its last title-winning season in 1960-61 — came to an end meekly to leave the team four points behind Chelsea.“The right question to ask ourselves is, ‘Are we capable to increase, especially in the moments under pressure all together in a big game, the level?’” Lloris said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“The way we played football was so excellent (this season), that’s why it’s even more frustrating today because I didn’t recognize Tottenham. So it hurts even more today.”It was only Tottenham’s fourth loss in 35 games this campaign, but the other setbacks came against more illustrious opposition: Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. View comments Tottenham’s Vincent Janssen, top, jumps over West Ham’s goalkeeper Adrian during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium. APLONDON — After Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title was cleared, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was left frustrated, bewildered and hurt.Without a title since 1961, Tottenham had fought so hard to trim Chelsea’s lead in recent weeks but then squandered the opportunity to slash it to a single point on Friday (Saturday Manila time). A 1-0 loss at West Ham enables Chelsea to secure the trophy before Tottenham even plays again.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo-Chavez Jr. showdown Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely The visitors could find no way back as West Ham celebrated a signature win in its troubled first season at the main stadium for the 2012 Olympics which Tottenham had tried to secure in a bitter battle that ended up in court.West Ham turned on the style to foil a Tottenham side usually so energetic and menacing to ease any lingering relegation fears. The victory hauled Slaven Bilic’s team up six places to ninth in the standings after days of public debate about the manager’s futureWhat has proved costly for Tottenham are the dropped points in the opening months of the season. Tottenham was fifth in the standings after 18 games but has won 13 of its last 17 games to unexpectedly challenge Chelsea for the title, outmuscling bigger-spending rivals with a wage bill lower than its rivals in the top six.Now Tottenham is looking down again, holding an eight-point lead over Liverpool with three games to go. Tottenham is still set for a second consecutive season in the Champions League for the first time. But for the second year in a row, the team’s title bid has faltered in the closing weeks of the season.“I’m not really pleased with the way we played this game,” Lloris said before leaving the Olympic Stadium. “We didn’t put in the right energy, especially because of the context … in the title race. It was not enough.” LATEST STORIEScenter_img Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Chelsea has four games remaining — one more than Tottenham — and will capture its second title in three seasons by beating Middlesbrough on Monday and West Bromwich Albion on Friday. Tottenham’s challenge now is holding on for its highest finish in 54 years in the remaining three games.“To win a league, to win a trophy, there are key moments,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “And today was a key moment that and we couldn’t show that thing. It’s not about always playing well or badly, it’s not about running more or less, it’s about when you must win you win.“If you want to be a champion there are games you must win. How? I don’t know. Today we missed it a little bit.”Pochettino’s players were looking lethargic and were punished for their sloppiness in the 65th minute. Aaron Cresswell’s cross wasn’t cleared and Manuel Lanzini given space to pounce to score the only goal. It was the first time Tottenham had trailed in a league game in a month and the damage would have been heavier had goalkeeper Hugo Lloris not made a diving save to deny Jonathan Calleri.“We missed a little bit that fluidity to play with possession and move the ball quicker to find the space and try to break them down,” Pochettino said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Marcio Lassiter makes long awaited return from injury for San Miguel

first_img‘People evacuated on their own’ Lassiter played for seven minutes in the Beermen’s 90-89 victory over Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at in his first appearance since suffering a type 2 MCL sprain in his left knee in July during the Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals.The eight-time champion and six-time All-Star tallied two points, three rebounds, one assist, and one steal against the Hotshots and he said that he’s “making progress” with in his road to full recovery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I’m definitely not where I need to be but these are steps in the right direction,” said Lassiter.“I’m just really fortunate to play tonight and just to be healthy. I put a lot of work to get back into this position because I missed a lot of important games these past two months including the finals of the second conference and the Fiba [World Cup].” Lassiter’s injury prevented him from playing in the Beermen’s Commissioner’s Cup triumph and also sidelined him for the Fiba World Cup in China.The 6-foot-2 wingman also sat the sidelines for San Miguel during the East Asia Super League: The Terrific 12 in Macau where the Beermen played against teams from the CBA and B.League.Lassiter averaged 12.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.1 steals during the eliminations of the Commissioner’s Cup in 34 minutes of play and his hoping to see his playing time increase in the coming games.“I guess tonight was just a feel-out game, hopefully each game I’ll get more and more,” said Lassiter as San Miguel improved to an unbeaten 4-0 record. “It’s just getting into game shape, I’m probably like 70 percent right now.”“It’ll just take time and I’m just glad I didn’t get hurt or anything tonight.”ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Nesthy Petecio advances to gold medal round in Aiba women’s world boxing Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer PLAY LIST 01:10Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptioncenter_img No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel is slowly getting into full strength in its Grand Slam bid with reliable wing Marcio Lassiter returning from his knee injury that’skept him out of action for more than two months.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Imageslast_img read more

PSC presses for establishment of PPC, Integrity Commissions

first_imgThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) is once again calling on Government to convene an extra-parliamentary meeting to address the establishment of the Public Procurement and Integrity Commissions.The PSC said it was time an end was brought to procrastination on such matters, noting that both Government and the political Opposition need to give effect to the promises they made for the setting up of the Commissions.It said failure to so do would create an all-time lack of interest by society in politics on a whole.The PSC was speaking directly to the long delay in the establishment of the Public Procurement and the Integrity Commissions.According to the PSC, there must be compromise on both sides as those Commissions are not political institutions but are meant to add to transparency and accountability.It said good civil society members (regardless of how they are regarded politically) should be placed on these Commissions.The Private Sector body said the failure to establish the entities posed a threat to legitimate business activities, created unfair business-to-business competition and was most certainly the reason why some legitimate businesses could not stand up to new competition.Meanwhile, the Commission also called on Government to fully operationalise the Financial Intelligence Unit and to equip the entity with the necessary personnel to investigate and prosecute financial crimes.PPCs are usually made up of Government and Opposition parliamentarians, and traditionally chaired by an Opposition member of the House.Government itself had come under fire for failing to establish the PPC earlier; a promise it made in its manifesto. The absence of the PPC had caused even more outrage against Government, particularly because of its move to carry out a number of forensic audits at State entities across Guyana without carrying the requisite tendering process.last_img read more

2017 NGSA results out today

first_imgJust over two months after 13,657 students wrote the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examination at schools across the country, the anticipation of those students as well as their parents will come to an end today when the Education Ministry releases the results.According to the Ministry, the announcement of the 2017 NGSA results will be done during a press conference slated for 13:00h today at its Lot 26 Brickdam, Georgetown office.Some 13,657 students from across Guyana wrote the National Grade Six Assessment on April 12 and 13 this year, two weeks earlier than last year.NGSA is a placement examination offered at the end of the primary cycle to determine which secondary school students will be allotted.During the two-day examination period, the students were assessed in four subject areas: English Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies – two on each day. Each subject consists of two papers – Paper Two was the first paper written and consisted of essay-type questions while Paper One consisted of multiple choice questions.However, prior to this, the students had to write the National Grades Two and Four Assessments back in 2012 and 2014 respectively. A percentage of the marks from all three assessments will be calculated to determine the overall performance of each student.The overall performance is calculated by adding five per cent of each candidate’s Grade Two scores in Mathematics and English, and 10 per cent of the Grade Four score in the same subjects. This was then added to a further 85 per cent of each candidate’s score in those subjects at the Grade Six Assessment.The combined scores in Mathematics and English were then added to the scores gained in Science and Social Studies.Last year, some 14,500 students wrote the NGSA examination. The 2016 NGSA top spot was taken by Dharmic Rama Krishna’s Aryan Singh and Mae’s Schools Anthony Ferreira with a tie of 568 marks. Serena Razack of Graham’s Hall Primary School followed narrowly behind with 565 marks.last_img read more

Northern Health celebrates 10 years in Fort St. John

first_img Looking ahead to the next ten years, De Smit says the key goal for the health authority will be continual collaboration.”I think as we progress we need to be collaborating more,” she argues. “I think that’s where our next stop is in terms of how do we collaborate with external organizations to a greater degree so that we can be responsive to whatever comes our way.” That means working with organizations like the Aboriginal Health Council that’s being formed, the Ministry of Children and Family, B.C. Ambulance, and looking at Northern Health’s role if there were to be a health or community emergency. In addition to information about Northern Health’s services, there was an outdoor barbecue and cake for patients, staff and the public.Angela De Smit, Health Service Administrator, says the day was to commemorate the anniversary of when five regional health authorities were created across B.C. Before, everything from public health to the hospital was all run separately, and now everything is run under Northern Health. “What it means for Fort St. John is a recognition for staff and the community in terms of having all of the health services under a health authority,” explains De Smit. “Now we’re all under one health authority which allows us to have greater flexibility, great capacity, partnering with other organizations. It’s been very positive for Fort St. John.”- Advertisement – In addition to opening the new hospital, De Smit says one of the highlights of the past ten years has been its new staff recognition program. She says Northern Health has been able to recognize staff that have been a part of the organization for up to 40 years. “To me that’s very powerful,” she says, “and it’s very positive for us to appreciate staff, particularly in the north, that make it a career to be with one organization.”Advertisementlast_img read more

The admiral commands

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On first glance it sounds like a heavy blow to the district. How can it operate with 500 fewer employees? But consider that 500 jobs are only about 10 percent of the nonteaching jobs. Indeed, having such a large nonteaching work force shows just how far the LAUSD has strayed from its mission of education. In fact, it seems the main goal of the district for decades has been self-perpetuation of a failed system. Up until last week, it was unclear what Brewer’s impact on the district would be. The former U.S. Navy admiral has said all the right things since the board hired him last year, but that hadn’t yet translated into real action other than commissioning an audit of the district’s operation. Brewer promised to work for educational reform with the mayor and the school board, but ultimately did nothing bold or innovative until the power struggle for control of the district was settled. This is a good first step by Brewer – but it is just a first step. It’s clear that, from this summer on, reform is coming to the district one way or the other. He can either help it drive forward – or be run over by its momentum. But he will not be able to ignore it. LOS Angeles schools chief David Brewer III took his first big step into the city’s political theater last week when he released his proposed operating budget for next year. With this spending plan, Brewer has indicated his support for reform and for decentralization of power and resources – and indicated his understanding that his success hinges on bending to the prevailing political winds. Since the victory of the mayor’s picks in the school board races earlier this month, the winds are blowing decidedly toward reform. Brewer, as the administrative head of the Los Angeles Unified School District, is wise to notice and respond quickly. And this budget appears to be evidence of that. Brewer said he will restructure the enormous district to shift money and resources from the administration – and into the schools and classroom – and that he will cut about 500 nonteaching LAUSD jobs, mostly from the district’s downtown headquarters. last_img read more

Real Madrid agree £52.4 deal to sign Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic

first_img Luka Jovic is on his way to Real Madrid 1 Real Madrid have agreed a £52.4m deal to sign Eintracht Frankurt striker Luka Jovic, according to reports.The Serbian forward, 21, has been on stunning form this season, netting 17 goals in 31 matches in the Bundesliga. no dice REVEALED ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move center_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS shining tense huge blow Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January gameday cracker deals LATEST REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Other big names such as Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard have also been consistently linked with a move to the Spanish capital.Reports earlier this week claimed an agreement has already been reached between the Bernabeu club and the Blues over Hazard’s transfer, with an £87million (€100m) fee to be paid for his services.The deal is said to have been reached ‘several weeks ago’, with Real’s announcement of Hazard’s capture to be made after the Europa League final at the end of the month. And according to Sky Germany, Los Blancos have now agreed a five-year contract for the marksman in a deal worth €60m (£52.4m).He will be Real’s third capture of the transfer window after they managed to secure the services of defender Eder Militao from Porto and Santos forward Rodrygo Goes, who was signed last year.The news will come as a blow to Chelsea, who have also been strongly linked with Jovic in recent weeks.Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been promised a huge overhaul of his current squad, who have had a nightmare campaign this term and sit 18 points behind bitter rivals Barcelona in the LaLiga standings.last_img read more

Gerrard: Rangers ‘nowhere near good enough’ in attack

first_img“They’ve done ever so well so far so I can’t go over the top in terms of criticism but we’ll definitely analyse it and if individuals need to be told or they need to be told as a team, that’s my job to do it.“The squad’s getting healthy now, there’s a lot of competition. The one thing you don’t want to do now as a player is play your way out of the team.” Gerrard told Sky Sports: “We never had enough quality in terms of crosses, in terms of trying to disrupt their back three. “When we got into good areas, we either over-hit the cross, under-hit the cross or they defended it quite well.“In the final third today, we were nowhere near good enough. We could still be playing for a couple of days, I don’t think we’d have scored.“We’ve had praise and we’ve had a lot of credit. Now we have to take the criticism and when we’re not good enough, I need to tell the players when they’re not good enough. Steven Gerrard admitted Rangers weren’t good enough after watching his side lose 1-0 at Livingston.Dolly Menga struck the only goal of the afternoon as the hosts moved into third in the Premiership.Rangers are now sixth and are yet to win an away league game this season.The result leaves them eight points behind leaders Hearts, who they host at Ibrox next weekend.last_img read more

ISP Bloomington to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

first_imgThe Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving. Troopers from the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post will be conducting a sobriety check point at an undisclosed location in Monroe County on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017. Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their license and registration available and will only wait briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.Hoosiers are asked to help do their part in making Indiana roadways safer by observing the following tips:• Plan ahead and always use a designated driver.• Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages. Instead, call a taxi, a family member or friend who has not been drinking to give you a ride.• If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night.• Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk! Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.Anyone observing erratic driving should call 911 immediately and be prepared to give a detailed description of the vehicle, its location and direction of travel. Callers can remain anonymous.last_img read more

C-K police out in force over holiday weekend focusing on road safety

first_imgChatham-Kent police joined other police services taking part in Operation Impact 2019, a national public awareness safety campaign, over the Thanksgiving weekend.Local officers were out in force promoting road safety by focusing on behaviours that put all road users at risk, including impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving and not wearing seatbelts.Around 3 a.m. Saturday, an officer pulled over a 22-year St. Thomas driver on Snow Avenue in Blenheim. The officer determined the man had been drinking alcohol, which resulted in a three-day driver’s licence suspension and a ticket for being a novice driver with a blood-alcohol level about zero.Police also conducted RIDE spot checks throughout the Chatham-Kent Friday night. Police said approximately 222 vehicles were stopped and checked, resulting in four tickets being issued for Highway Traffic Act violations and one three-day driver’s licence suspension.Chatham man charged with theftA 22-year-old Chatham man was arrested after Chatham-Kent police responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Chatham Walmart store just before 5 p.m. Friday.The accused left the store having allegedly stolen video games.A description of the man was given to police, and the accused was found and arrested a short distance away.The man was charged with theft and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.The stolen merchandise was returned to the store, police said.last_img read more