Legge agrees new Bees deal

first_imgBrentford defender Leon Legge has signed a new three-year contract at Griffin Park.Legge, 26, has been watched by Championship clubs Watford and Millwall after a series of impressive performances.He had made 76 appearances since arriving from non-League Tonbridge Angels in 2009, and his goal against Leyton Orient on Saturday was his seventh for the club.AdChoices广告“We are sure he will play an important role in Brentford’s future,” said Bees sporting director Mark Warburton.last_img

Badgers escape Iowa City with OT win

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa – Jon Leuer stood outside the visitor’s locker room with two red scratches down his neck, Tim Jarmusz was dripping in perspiration and Jordan Taylor walked in a daze toward the team bus. It was the perfect snapshot of a bewildered group of individuals who were instrumental in executing Wisconsin’s biggest grand larceny of the season.“You have to be able to grind out,” Leuer said, “and that’s exactly what we did.” Sometimes, stealing one in crunch time is better than blowing one team out of the water, a bit of relief the Badgers experienced against a young, yet scrappy Iowa squad that UW scraped past with a 62-59 overtime victory Wednesday night. It was a gut check for all 45 minutes for Wisconsin (18-5, 8-3 Big Ten), which experienced the whole spectrum of emotions. UW went from being unable to throw a basketball into the ocean to taking control to seeing a game-winning shot from Iowa touch three-quarters of the rim before trickling to the court at the end of regulation.In terms of beauty on a scale of 1 to 10, this one was not for the faint of heart.“Probably a negative one,” Leuer said, who finished with a game-high 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. “It was ugly, definitely.” While it wasn’t as pretty as their dominant 30-point performance Sunday, the Badgers would be in a different place without Taylor’s grinding effort. The junior guard’s 6-for-18 shooting wasn’t aesthetically pleasing, but the timeliness in his 16-point production warranted a long nap on the beige pillow he clung to as he sauntered to the bus. “He’s not Superman, he can’t do everything, but sometimes you think he is,” Leuer saidWith Wisconsin down 53-51 late in regulation, Taylor hit a pull-up jumper at the top of the key with 29 seconds left, and then contesting Bryce Cartwright’s step-back jump shot, having enough of an impact to see it teeter off the rim with one second remaining in regulation. “He makes that shot … it was right in and out,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “We got the shot we wanted there.”The last time Taylor stepped foot in Iowa City, the then-freshman hit a three from near midcourt that sent the game to overtime, only to see his team run out of steam in the extra session. This time, Taylor had enough in the tank to help UW commit only two turnovers in the final 25 minutes while he dished out eight assists.“Taking care of the ball saves us again,” UW coach Bo Ryan said. “Who’s responsible for taking care of the ball? Jordan Taylor.” One could tell how hard Taylor battled, as his media session lasted less than 90 seconds, his answers were short and his eyes glazed over … a product of playing 44 of 45 minutes and being on the receiving end of a hard foul by Cartwright with seven seconds remaining in overtime.“It was a struggle, but we got a win,” Taylor said. “That’s all that matters.” Considering its first half, Wisconsin was fortunate to never be down double digits. The Badgers started 3-for-23 shooting en route to shoot 18.4 percent (6-for-33) in the first half, including 2-for-16 from 3-points range (12.5 percent), and were dominated 16-6 in points in the paint.Iowa shot the ball better (42.3 percent) but saw eight turnovers go for eight Wisconsin points. Even when Wisconsin made a bucket, it didn’t count, as the officials waved off and didn’t review a half court heave from Josh Gasser, despite replays showing the shot narrowly beating the shot clock.It was so bad that Ryan joked he heard a bunch of Iowa students taking up a collection to play horse against the Badgers. “They probably would have gotten us,” Jarmusz laughed. The statistics did improve dramatically, with Wisconsin making 15 of 29 shots (51.7 percent) in the second half, not surprising because of Leuer and Taylor shooting and passing the Badgers into the lead. After Iowa (10-14, 3-9) took a seven-point lead, Wisconsin went on a 19-10 run to take its biggest lead and saw 17 of those points come from either the senior or junior.“You can sulk or pout,” Ryan said, “and our guys didn’t.” Overtime seemed to give a false sense of hope with Taylor hitting a3-pointer from the right elbow and Iowa immediately going on a 4-0 run to take a 57-56 lead with 2:05 in overtime. But a back-and-forth affair finally swung in UW’s way after Jarmusz hit a 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining to give UW the lead for good.“Jordan and Jon are looking for the open shot, but Jordan penetrates and finds me open,” Jarmusz said. “I just had to knock it down.” Bigger than any one bucket in overtime, however, was the grittiness of Gasser, who scrambled on the floor to corral Taylor’s miss with 12 seconds left in overtime and called a timeout, allowing UW to build a three-point lead it wouldn’t relinquish.It was one of 16 offensive rebounds Wisconsin grabbed on the night, a huge benefit to the Badgers despite being outscored 8-7 on second-chance points.“That was huge to get those second chances,” Leuer said. “It could have even been more beneficial for us, but we let some opportunities slip away.”Three days after the Badgers shot 59 percent in a 26-point dismantling of Michigan State, the road used to be a safe haven for Wisconsin, which had gone 24-17 in true road tests away from the Kohl Center over the past four years, but had gone 2-4 this season entering Wednesday night, succumbing to late turnovers, blown double-digit leads and bad shooting performances.The Badgers had all that wrapped into one against Iowa, but managed to thwart Iowa’s first three-game conference winning streak in four seasons. Consider this the physical undercard before Saturday’s heavyweight tilt against No.1 Ohio State.“That’s what this team has been all about, just hard work and being a blue-collared team,” Jarmusz said. “We were able to find a way and win in the end.”last_img read more

Racing action in Clonmel

first_imgThe front running Dazzling Suzie will bid to burn off her seven rivals in the Carrick on Suir Mares Handicap Hurdle .Among her rivals in the 3.35 are the Pat Fahy-trained Good As Gold and Curragh No Gold from the Harry Kelly stable.While in the 4.35, Paul Nolan’s Horse No Name will be bidding for victory in the Slievenamon Beginners chance after a string of solid efforts in defeat. Today’s 7 race card at Powerstown Park gets underway at 2.30 with the going described as soft to heavy.last_img read more

Paris Masters 2017 Stage 2 Highlights; Nafael Defeats Pablo Cuevas Remains Number One

first_imgThe world number one, Rafael Nadal remains on course to win the Paris Masters and started the tournament as the favourite.But Cuevas proved a tricky opponent, especially with his monster serve and gritty rallying.Cuevas, like Nadal, is best on clay and there was a threat these two could simply wear each other out.Nadal did struggle during long rallies but broke his man in the first and third sets to claim the win 6-3  6-7  6-3.Del Potro beats Haase in the 3rd round of Paris Masters.Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina serves the ball to Joao Sousa of Portugal and moved closer to securing the last spot for the season-ending ATP Finals by beating Robin Haase 7-5, 6-4 in the third round of the Paris Masters on Thursday.Del Potro, who lost to Roger Federer on Sunday in the Swiss Indoors final, is in 10th place in the race to qualify for the tournament. Only the top eight players will compete in London and there is one place left, to be taken in Paris.”I would love to reach London once again. It could be a fantastic moment for me,” said Del Potro, who was way back in 47th place in the race before the U.S. Open. ”I’m excited to keep improving for this kind of surprise. I love to surprise myself and that’s what I’m doing now.”Del Potro has a tough challenge next, against big-serving American John Isner.The ninth-seeded Isner, last year’s runner-up to Andy Murray, hit 25 aces as he beat sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6 (10), 5-7, 7-6 (3).Seventh-seeded David Goffin of Belgium was through to the finals in London, despite a surprise loss to unseeded Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-3. The Frenchman reached the quarters of a Masters for the first time since Shanghai in 2014 in his final tournament before retiring.Goffin will have waited nervously on the result of Frenchman Lucas Pouille’s result against Jack Sock. But Pouille’s 7-6 (6), 6-3 loss to the 16th-seeded American sent him through, at Pouille’s expense, making him the first Belgian to qualify for the season finale.”I would have preferred to have qualified by winning and Lucas is a friend,” Goffin said. ”But I am still so happy to have qualified.”Earlier, Dominic Thiem lost early again, this time falling to Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-4.Since losing to Del Potro in five sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open, the fifth-seeded Austrian has won only two matches in five tournaments.Verdasco, meanwhile, next plays Sock in the last eight.Also, Filip Krajinovic advanced with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 wins against Nicolas Mahut of France. The Serbian qualifier next plays Rafael Nadal or Pablo Cuevas.Nadal, who is guaranteed to finish the year with the top ranking for the fourth time in his career, has never won the Paris Masters.RelatedFrench Open Recap (Men): Top Seed Nadal, Cilic, Others Secure 3rd Round SpotsJune 1, 2018In “Sports”Federer Secures 95th Career Title After Basel Open TriumphOctober 29, 2017In “Sports”Nadal To Make A Comeback at Paris MastersOctober 29, 2018In “Tennis”last_img read more

Barça costumes are paid at risk

first_imgIn the dressing room of FC Barcelona do not win for scares. With such a short squad – 16 players available from the first team – any eventuality is received as a real cold water jug. And even more so if this eventuality is not for a justified cause or for a training incident, already worrying enough, but for an activity outside the club’s premises.The first to skip all the protocols and internal codes was Arthur Melo. The Brazilian did not think of anything other than playing against Atlético de Madrid (0-1) in Wanda on December 1, going to celebrate Andorra’s victory, accompanied by his compatriot, goalkeeper Neto. So far nothing criticizable. The problem is that the Brazilian midfielder took advantage of his visit to the Andorran country to enjoy his ski resorts practicing ‘snowboarding’. A totally prohibited activity for a soccer player, and even more if you have a history of pubic injury. In fact, a few days later, the player had to stop because of a galloping pubalgia. Obviously you can’t just point out the practice of ‘snowboarding’ with the injury, but it certainly didn’t help to remedy it either. When Ernesto Valverde learned of this getaway, through TV3, he mounted in anger, especially since it was not the first time that the player had skipped the discipline of the club: the previous year he had traveled to Paris without permission to enjoy the birthday party organized by Neymar when there were only two days left to play a Real Madrid-Barcelona Cup. But after Arthur’s incident it seems that not all players have learned the lesson. And it is that a few weeks ago the Junior Firpo defense was presented with the inflamed left hand and with significant erosions and abrasions. The surprise of the technicians, in this case Quique Setién and his second, Eder Sarabia, was enormous, especially since few days after Jordi Alba’s injury to Getafe, Junior was presented as the only alternative on the left wing. When asked how he had done it, the player was forced to acknowledge that it was during a go-kart race, an activity that although it is not strictly prohibited, its practice is limited to the summer season.Fortunately, everything remained in a mere anecdote, since Junior Firpo could play against Eibar and Naples without major problem, although he did wearing a spectacular bandage on his left hand.last_img read more

Stephen Curry back in full practice mode for Warriors

first_imgFILE – In this April 19, 2018 file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) warms up before Game 3 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury. The Warriors said Curry was examined by the team’s medical staff Friday and is making progress in recovering from the grade 2 left MCL sprain that has sidelined him since March 23.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry resumed full practice with contact and could play for the defending champion Golden State Warriors as soon as Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday night against New Orleans.Curry looked strong as he practiced Thursday wearing a protective brace over his sprained left knee, which has sidelined him since the injury March 23 — the same day he returned from a six-game absence because of a hurt right ankle.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Coach Steve Kerr is calling Curry questionable for Saturday. That could change if the two-time NBA MVP still feels fine Friday and is fine after one more day of full practice before the Pelicans visit Oracle Arena to begin the best-of-seven series.“Steph practiced at 100 percent, he did everything, he looked good,” Kerr said. “What we have to do is see how his body responds the rest of the day, put him through another practice tomorrow. I think he needs to string together two good days but it was very positive today. … I think it’s been coming along pretty well. When we were in San Antonio and I was asked a question about how he was doing, I think I was able to give an answer, ‘He’s doing great but we haven’t ramped him up yet.’ I think today was an important day because it’s the first time he’s actually gone live action and he was allowed to go through practice. And he appears fine.”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 crownCurry went through his usual shooting work with Kevin Durant from various spots after practice, cutting and exhibiting his fancy footwork and dribbling skills. The Warriors have played well without their floor leader, eliminating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the first-round series with a 99-91 win Tuesday night.The Pelicans will present a different, faster pace for the Warriors, so getting Curry back to push the ball and direct the offense would be important. Andre Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, started in the first round in his place while Quinn Cook handled point guard duties late in the regular season with Curry out. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “We’re excited. I know he’s very eager to play,” said Klay Thompson. “He’s a competitor, so sitting out I know kills him. We can’t wait for him to get back whenever that is.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 awardcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NBA says referees missed LeBron goaltending call in Game 5 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

NBA estimates 40,000 more travel miles in a top 16 playoffs format

first_imgCarpio 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 A 1-to-16 format would likely mean the league would have to balance the schedule so teams played the same amount of games in the regular season against East and West teams, instead of playing more against the teams on its side.That would create about 150,000 additional miles of travel in the regular season, the league estimates, from the 1.4 million miles of total travel in 2017-18.“It’s still my hope that we’re going to figure out ways,” Silver said. “Maybe ultimately you have to add even more days to the season to spread it out a little bit more to deal with the travel. Maybe air travel will get better. All things we’ll keep looking at.”ADVERTISEMENT Commissioner Adam Silver has said ideally there would be a format allowing the two best teams to meet for the title, but he has repeatedly expressed concern about the additional travel that would be created if teams were seeded 1 to 16 in the postseason, instead of the current format in which it’s the top eight teams in each conference.“I think, as I’ve said in the past, the obstacle is travel, and it’s not tradition in my mind, at least,” Silver said at the All-Star break. “It’s that as we’ve added an extra week to the regular season, as we’ve tried to reduce the number of back-to-backs, that we are concerned about teams crisscrossing the country in the first round, for example. We are just concerned about the overall travel that we would have in the top 16 teams.”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 crownThe league says it averages about 90,000 miles of total travel in the postseason and estimates that would increase to 130,000. It estimates, based on historical data, an average of 2½ series per year matching teams separated by three time zones before the NBA Finals, with about a 90 percent chance of at least one per season.The WNBA switched its playoff format to the top eight teams instead of by conference in 2016. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cavs sign top pick Collin Sexton to rookie contract Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial FILE – In this May 11, 2014, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, center, talks with Magic Johnson, right, as Kiki Vandeweghe looks on as they watch the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Los Angeles. The NBA will experiment with a coaches’ challenge for summer league games, one where teams will have the ability to seek a review of certain calls in the final 2 minutes of regulation and overtime. Coaches will have to call a time-out before live play resumes, and then trigger a blinking light on the scorer’s table to initiate the challenge. “We’re going to try it in limited form,” NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Kiki Vandeweghe said.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, FIle)NEW YORK — The NBA estimates an increase of 40,000 miles of travel in the postseason if it scrapped its current conference format and took the top 16 teams.Calls to change the system were renewed this week when LeBron James left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers, which could create another strong Western Conference team, where both Houston and Golden State finished above .700. The only team in the Eastern Conference with a similar record was Toronto. Houston and Golden State met in a thrilling West final before the Warriors swept the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan townlast_img read more

As UNMIL Withdraws Troops from Liberia

first_imgUnited States Ambassador Deborah Malac has underscored that there are still challenges to be met related to the civilian- security sector, as the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) draws down its troop.Making the observation during a tete-a-tete with journalists at the US Embassy in Monrovia recently, Ambassador Malac said that besides the Armed Forces of Liberia— (AFL) whose upgrading her country has contributed to immensely to defend the state, the Justice system, Liberian National Police (LNP) and the Bureau of Immigration & Naturalization (BIN) have some lapses that need correction.She stressed that Liberia has more border points that are porous while pre-trial detention and injustice are still prevalent in the judicial system.She indicated that there is a need to still train more police officers and build their academic capacity in order to demonstrate leadership.Ambassador Malac further identified economic opportunity and justice as key to sustaining peace and security amidst the withdrawing of UNMIL from Liberia.For the Armed Forces of Liberia, the Ambassador said much has been done to improve it as evidenced by the transition of the army highest position from a Nigerian to a Liberian.Although she said others things are still needed to be done, she admitted that the AFL from all indications has gained a solid foundation on which government can expand to build up; considering discipline in the AFL as one basic constituent expected of the security sector.She further noted that AFL in post-conflict Liberia is one security institution well disciplined in line with the expectation of the international community.Ambassador Malac, who commented on diverse issues in accordance with questions from journalists, asserted that corruption in Liberia takes collective efforts to fight and not government alone.According to her, corruption is not only in government, but in schools and other private areas.She said that in order for the ill to reduce in the society, students and teachers must stop the sale of grades in schools and focus on sustainable learning that will help future development.She also suggested the establishment of strong institutions that will have systems to guide the behavior and attitude for better performance in workplaces and financial sector.The US Ambassador also acknowledged that building institutions and fighting corruption and other ills in a country totally damaged by war was quite challenging, and that it takes many years to do.She indicated that it will take over ten years to actually achieve the development goal of the country and that people should not expect much to happen soon.Ambassador Malac’s comment on corruption is not the first to be made in recent days amidst public outcry.It can be recalled that EU Liberia Delegation Ambassador, Attilio Pacifici recently described corruption as “Cancer” in Liberia that needs collective fight.Ambassador Pacifici further indicated that Liberians took less time to destroy their country and will take more time to build; urging that they (Liberians) should not expect the building of the country to be done overnight.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Handball Chief Heads MCSSTA Elections Commission

first_imgThe controversy that affected the recent elections of the Monrovia Consolidated Scholl System’s Teachers Association (MCSCTA) will now be a thing of the past as a new Independent Elections Commission (IEC) has been set.According to a press release from the Commission, Mr. J. Mason Saweler is now head of the IEC as chairman. He will be assisted by seven members.Mr. Saweler is the president of the Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA).His co-chairperson is Ms. Sonita Dangan with Mr. J. Nwanakula Paye as secretary.Other members are Mr. John K. Cummings and Ms. Quita Kumakeh. The release said the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) and the University of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA) would each submit a representative as members of the Commission.Chairman Saweler said the Commission has begun its work and elections are set for February 17, 2017 with the debate set for February 16, 2017.“We are working to ensure that candidates contest in the spirit of transparency,” Saweler said, “it is regrettable that efforts at holding elections for the members resulted into controversies and we can assure the MCSSTA members that fairness will be our watchword.”The release said the result of the selection of the Independent National Election (INE) was communicated to MCSS Superintendent Benjamin A. Jacobs on November 28, 2016.“As we strive for a better institution, it is our ardent hope that we will do all in our power to make this process a success,” Saweler said.He called on MCSSTA members to cooperate with the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) to bring honor to the organization in particular and to the educational system as a whole, the release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suspicious person in Grande Prairie

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP are advising of a suspicious person reported to the detachment on Friday October 15 at 5:25 p.m. near Lions Park at 100 Street and 91 Avenue.Police say that a 10 year old girl and her friend were delivering newspapers when they were approached by a male (on foot) with a dark complexion, dark shaggy shoulder length hair and wearing a dark blue or black jacket.   Reportedly, he told the children to come with him, at which point they ran from the area.RCMP welcome any information that may prove helpful in solving this incident and encourage the public to call Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at (780)830-5700, or if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at http://www.tipsubmit.ca.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the BC Peace

first_imgRisk of a severe thunderstorm late today.This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.- Advertisement -The strong upper ridge of high pressure over the province will begin to weaken and move eastward today. Consequently, the airmass is becoming increasingly unstable. Meanwhile, a weak upper disturbance moving across Northern BC may be just enough of a trigger for thunderstorm development late today. If storms do develop then they will quickly become severe. Large hail, wind gusts to 90 km/h and intense lightning will be the main threats.Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.last_img read more

Premier League booming in stable football market

first_imgThe 92 Premier League and Football League clubs generated a record £5.5 billion ($7.4 billion) and it is now more than five years since an English football club entered insolvency proceedings, reflecting better financial discipline and the positive impact of regulation, Deloitte said.Roar Power – Annual Review of Football Finance 2018, from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said new broadcasting arrangements in England, Spain and France had had a major impact on revenue growth.“The financial position of European football appears healthier than it has been for a long time, reflecting the global popularity of the game, the professionalism of leading clubs and the strength of the regulatory environment in which they operate,” said Tim Bridge, a director in the Sports Business Group.“While the Premier League is the clear market leader, we expect to see continued growth and interest across Europe’s leagues in the years to come.”With a new broadcast cycle starting in 2016/17 for the Premier League, the 20 clubs generated record revenues of £4.5 billion, 25 percent higher than in the previous season.Deloitte said that in previous years, any increase in revenue would have been expected to lead to a proportional increase in wages but in an era of regulatory controls, clear market leadership and stronger financial self-discipline, wage costs rose only nine percent to £2.5 billion.While this is still a record high, the Premier League’s wages/revenue ratio fell to just 55 percent, its lowest level since 1997/98 (52 percent).No Premier League club reported an operating loss, the first time that this has ever happened.“The financial results of the class of 2016/17 are the most impressive we have ever seen,” said Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group.“Just a decade ago, 60 percent of Premier League clubs were making an operating loss whereas in the 2016/17 season, all clubs were profitable. In addition, and for the first time ever, Premier League clubs’ revenues have grown at a faster rate than wages over a 10-year period.”He said slowing income from the sale of domestic TV rights after rampant inflation in recent years was not a cause for concern.“The fact that the Premier League has once again shown its resilience and strength by retaining the vast majority of its audience and value has provided market-leading financial security to clubs for at least the next four years, providing they are not relegated,” said Jones.“Indeed, once the sales process for the remaining international rights is completed, we expect the league will have delivered overall increases in television revenue.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“While the Premier League is the clear market leader, we expect to see continued growth and interest across Europe’s (football) leagues in the years to come,” said Tim Bridge, a director in the Sports Business Group © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 7 – The Premier League delivered its “most impressive results” ever in a European football market worth a record 25.5 billion euros — reflecting a new era of financial stability, analysts Deloitte said on Thursday.The big five European leagues generated 14.7 billion ($17.3 billion) revenue in 2016/17, a nine percent increase from the previous year, with the Premier League 86 percent bigger than its nearest competitor, Spain’s La Liga.last_img read more

Hour long crime spree involves eight victims, nets four arrests

first_imgWithin minutes of the carjack, the same Nissan was involved in a traffic collision near Lemarsh and Romar streets. The suspects ran off before police arrived, but the spree continued into the night, as two more people were robbed of their wallets as they sat in the drive thru of a restaurant by the same suspects at 11:40 p.m. in the 16800 Devonshire Street, police said. At around midnight, three more people were approached by the group of five, this time at a gas station in the 14700 block of Devonshire Street. Police said the suspects were armed with two handguns, and forced their way into a 1994 Mitsubishi SUV. The driver and his two passengers were forced to drive a short distance from the gas station. They were robbed, and then let out of the car. The suspects left in the SUV. Based on information obtained by the LAPD’s Mission Area Gang Enforcement Detail, police believed that the suspects where likely gang members from the Pacoima area. Police found the group and the stolen Mitsubishi near Laurel Canyon and Paxton Boulevard where the Pacas Trece and Pacoima Brownstone gang members are known to hang out. -Daily News Wire Services Police arrested three adults and one 14-year-old boy and are searching for a woman in connection with an hour long, Saturday night crime spree in the San Fernando Valley that involved eight victims and charges ranging from robbery and assault to carjacking and kidnapping. The spree began at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, when a group of three males, including the teen and two women, assaulted and carjacked three people in the 16900 block of Devonshire Street. The suspects drove off in one of the victim’s 1998 Nissan Altima, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The suspects led officers on a short pursuit before abandoning the Mitsubishi and running in different directions. The three adults have been identified as Jesse Augustin, 24, of Lake View Terrace, Armando Mendoza, 18, of Arleta and Agapita Aguirre, 19, of Sylmar. The, 14-year-old boy, from San Fernando was also taken into custody. All four were arrested on suspicion of carjacking and face additional charges of kidnap, felony hit and run, and assault. The fifth group member, a Hispanic female, with a partially shaved head was able to get away, but police believe she will be captured soon. “The Mission Area Gang Enforcement Detail did a phenomenal job of monitoring the radio, devising a plan to capture these armed and dangerous suspects, and following up on the information they had gathered. Their hard work resulted in the arrest of four very dangerous individuals,” said LAPD Sgt. Daryoush Sameyah. “It is fortunate that we were able to take them off of the streets before they could do any more harm or cause anymore damage.” -Daily News last_img read more

DUNKINEELY SET-UP TEXT ALERT SCHEME FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY

first_imgDunkineely Community AlertDunkineely Community Alert are in the process of setting up a Text Alert Service within its catchment area and also the surrounding areas (Five Points to Inver Bridge approximately), in order to assist in the prevention of crime and other relevant matters. If you would like to be part of this service and receive a text alert, when An Gardai Siochana deem it necessary, you may do so by completing an application form and paying a fee of €5.   The form is available at most local businesses and has to be returned to the Co-Ordinator, Vera McCafferty of Loughmult, before 29th January. 2016.Naomh UltanThere was no winner of last week’s Royal Flush Jackpot.  The numbers drawn were: 1, 4, 8 and 9. Consolation prizes went to: Gerard Callaghan, Fintra; Courtney and Corey Boyle, Darney and Conor Shovlin, St John’s Point. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,040. Thank you for your support. Thanks to all the card players who turned up to last week’s 25 Card Drive; it was a very successful night. The proceeds were in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue.The Club 25 Card Drive continues every Wednesday in Mary Murrin’s at 9:00pm.Church of St Joseph and St Conal, BrucklessChurch envelopes for the Church of St Joseph and St Conal are now available for 2016.  If you require a box of envelopes, please call into the Sacristy after any Mass.There will be a Pilgrimage to Lourdes 18th August 2016, 5 nights – €719. The pilgrimage fully bonded and insured.  Details from the Parish Office, Bruckless 074 9737015Youth Events in Methodist Hall DunkineelyAnchor Boys Fri nights 6:45 – 8:00pm (4 – 8yr olds) Boys Brigade Fri nights 8:00 – 9:30pmBadminton Mondays nights3rd – 5th Class 6:30 – 7:306th Class – teens 7:30 – 8:30 Adults 8:30 – till finishSouthwest Donegal BirdwatchersSouthwest Donegal Birdwatchers are having an outing to the Gweebara Estuary on Saturday 16th January. They will be meeting at Darnell’s Filling Station, Portnoo Road, Ardara, at 10:00am. Everybody is warmly welcome but is reminded that each person is responsible for their own safety. Please bring waterproof clothing, a packed lunch and a flask.Donegal Birds of PreyLorcan O’Toole (Golden Eagle Trust) will give a talk entitled, ‘Donegal Raptors and Upland Management’, on Wednesday the 20th of January, Starting at 7:30pm. Venue: McGlinchey’s Field Study Centre, Sandfield, Ardara (end of the L7743). For further information contact 087 2770408To Get to McGlinchey’s Field Study CentreMcGlinchey’s Field Study Centre is at the end of the L7743. Leaving Ardara in the direction of Portnoo, the L7743 is on the left, 0.74km (0.46miles) past Sandfield Pitch and Putt. Continue on the L7743 for 0.75km, McGlinchey’s Field Study Centre is the 2 storey building on your right.Coming from Kilclooney towards Ardara, you pass the turnoff for Rosbeg on your right. The next right (0.5km or 0.33mile further on) is the L7743. Continue on the L7743 for 0.75km, McGlinchey’s Field Study Centre is the 2 storey building on your right.South Donegal Branch of the Irish Pony ClubThe current programme of both riding and stable management at MW Stables, Doorin Line, Mountcharles is continuing on Saturday afternoons.  If you are interested in becoming a member or just taking a look at what the Pony Club does and meet other pony club members, ring Marie Hainsworth 086 2313964.An Instructor Training Day (for Area 6), will be held on Sunday 17th January 2016 9.30am – 4pm at the Teeling Centre & Tubberbride Equestrian Centre Collooney, Co Sligo. The training day is specifically aimed at instructors and branch officials but any parents, members and non-IPC interested people are also welcome. There will be a charge of €10 per person which will be collected on the day.Bluestack RamblersOn Sunday the 17th January the Bluestack Ramblers will have a walk to Meechifin, Lough Derg. It is a 3 hour moderate walk led by Bernard McGlinchey; meeting at the Tourist Office, Donegal Town 10.00am. For further info call 086 2187609.Dance ClassesLearn to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Two-hand Dances.Bayview Hotel, Killybegs on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pmAll are welcome to these evenings of Fun and Exercise. Only €8.O’Donnell School of MusicMusic Lessons will be held at the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information contact 087 9644019.The Way of the HeartA group of people are going to study together ‘The Way of the Heart’ during 2016, and you are invited to join them.  Meetings are held fortnightly and the next one will be on Thurs 21st January at 7.30pm-9,30pm, in Dunkineely, Co. Donegal. Ring Janet on 087 6123214 for more information.  This may also appeal to ‘A Course In Miracles’ students.DCL Winter Program of CoursesWe have several courses running at the moment and we are taking names for others. For enquiries, please call to the DCL office, phone us on 0749737678 (9:30-12:30) or email us on dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com.Recovery from Emotional DistressGROW – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.Dunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. feel free to pop into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour),  print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.LibraryOne of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to teach him of her to read; it is something that will help them throughout their lives, and will bring them a lot of pleasure. It is sad to see so many libraries closing, through lack of funding, but we are happy to report that Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Thrillers, Health to Hobbies, etc. etc.  Borrowing costs 20c per book.DCL Needs Book ShelvesDCL has recently acquired quite a few books and doesn’t have shelf space for all of them. If you have any book shelves that you would like to donate to the community, please contact us at (074)9737678 or better still, email us at dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com.DUNKINEELY SET-UP TEXT ALERT SCHEME FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY was last modified: January 11th, 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)last_img read more

Fancy a career in Reflexology? New courses start at The Base

first_imgEDUCATION: This September the Irish School of Reflexology is going to branch off and start teaching their Diploma in Reflexology at the Base Enterprise Centre in Stranorlar. There are only a few weeks left till the 24th and 25th of September when the first class will take place.This is going to be a great opportunity for the people from the area who are interested in Complementary therapies, want to change their career or expand their skills, to get involved and enroll for the new term. Tatiana Grosso Lawless, Principal of the ISR, told Donegal Daily, “This is our first year teaching our Practitioner’s Diploma in Reflexology in Co. Donegal and we are very excited about this new adventure.“We are very proud of our school and the level of preparation we provide during the class and one to one teaching we supply during the year. The sequence we teach is the Eunice Ingham’s sequence and it has proven to be very effective.”The Irish School of Reflexology provide professional training in traditional reflexology, which enables students to build their own practice or add to their existing health care practice. Tatiana added, “The school aims to offer students a fulfilling learning experience and build confidence in their ability to help others. Our overall mission is to promote healing through the benefits of reflexology.“The diploma course consists of 150 hours of tutoring plus 60 hours of practical work, and covers different aspects of reflexology, including theory, anatomy, physiology and practical application.“At the ISR we are very proud of the standard of our teaching and the level of preparation that we provide. We are constantly getting great feed back about the effectiveness of the treatment that we teach, the syllabus and that makes us even more proud to be part of the ISR.“The year is a great opportunity for the students to get to know new people but also themselves . We see it constantly in our students. They change throughout the year, they discover their true potential, meet new friends and settle in very well in the classroom.”At the end of the term students will be required to complete case studies and the examination will be held approximates two months after.After their Graduation students are eligible for Membership with the National Register of Reflexologists (IRL). It will open up many opportunities for them: start their own Practice, work in beauty salons, Hotel , hospitals and many more. The course is designed to enable students to develop the skill and in-depth knowledge required for effective treatment and evaluation of a client, by having good techniques, by taking good consultation notes and keeping accurate records; by using good listening skills and by an overall caring attitude; to help students gain confidence and experience through supervised work; to understand the holistic approach – mental, physical, spiritual and social; and to become informed about the skills necessary to start up and manage a professional practice.For more information, visit the web site www.irishschoolofreflexology.com.Or call Tatiana NOW on 0862071065!Fancy a career in Reflexology? New courses start at The Base was last modified: August 10th, 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:BusinesscoursesFeaturesNewnewsReflexologyThe Baselast_img read more

Everton enter battle with Man United, Chelsea, and Liverpool for stunning transfer

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Everton are entering the race to sign Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey, according to The Sun.The Welsh midfielder will be available on a free transfer in the summer and it’s believed Marco Silva is extremely keen on landing him. Most Popular Football Stories The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? The Gunners had offered Ramsey, 27, a new contract but the talks broke down with the deal eventually being withdrawn.The player has now conceded his future lies away from the Emirates but will remain with the club until the summer.Manchester United are among the sides interested in landing him and Everton have now joined them.It’s reported Marcel Brands, the Toffees’ director of football, is putting together a package to attract the player which could see him get a £15million signing-on fee and a five-year contract worth £150,000. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in action this season. LATEST scrap Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos tense revealed latest predicted 1 gameday cracker whoops BEST OF Liverpool and Chelsea are also looking into the possibility of a move for Ramsey and monitoring the situation closely.The Welshman can talk to foreign clubs from January 1, 2019 and this could allow Juventus and AC Milan to get their offers in first.last_img read more