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first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP):The English Premier League’s battle of the Belgium strikers ended in a stalemate when Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke scored in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace yesterday.Benteke grabbed Palace’s equaliser in the 50th minute, rising above Seamus Coleman to connect with Joel Ward’s cross and guiding a header inside the far post.”We really fought hard,” Benteke said, “and came back in the game.”All three of Benteke’s goals have been headers since joining Palace from Liverpool for a club record £27 million last month, securing five points.But Lukaku is ahead of his Belgium teammate in the English scoring chart with a league-leading five goals after curling in a free kick over a static Palace wall in the 35th at Goodison Park.Everton had referee Jon Moss to thank for holding on for a point after Damien Delaney’s second-half header was ruled out.Replays showed Delaney was onside, and although James Tomkins was offside, the Palace defender was not interfering with play.Confusion reigned as Moss went over to his assistant to discuss the incident for a number of seconds before deciding the goal should not stand.”(Moss) said that James McArthur was down the line of the goalkeeper,” Delaney said.Palace was denied a fourth successive league win, leaving the London club three points behind third-place Everton.last_img read more

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first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title As he then struggled to come back from a lingering elbow injury, the 31-year-old Serb’s ranking plummeted to No. 22 in May this year.But Djokovic has completely turned his form around, winning four of the last five tournaments he has entered, including Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and most recently the Shanghai Masters. The 14-time Grand Slam champion’s brilliant comeback makes him the first player to reach No. 1 after being ranked below 20th in the same season since Marat Safin in 2000, according to the ATP Tour.Djokovic faces Damir Dzumhur in the third round, the first time they have played each other.For Nadal, it is the second straight year he has withdrawn from the Paris indoor tournament and he is not sure if he will play at the season-ending ATP Finals in London, starting Nov. 11.“I cannot answer. I just go day by day,” the 17-time Grand Slam champion said. “The most important thing for me is to be healthy, be healthy and have the chance to compete weeks in a row. Something that I was not able to do this year, playing only nine events and retiring in two.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The 16th-seeded Sock won 6-3, 6-3 win against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, while Zverev advanced 6-4, 6-4 over American Francis Tiafoe.Sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem won 6-4, 6-2 against Gilles Simon, beating the Frenchman for the eighth time in 10 meetings.No. 7 Kevin Anderson, the Wimbledon runner-up; No. 8 John Isner, No. 9 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 10 Kei Nishikori and No. 15 Diego Schwartzman also advanced.Isner and Nishikori are competing with No. 5 Marin Cilic and Thiem for the last two ATP finals places. Cilic faces Dimitrov on Thursday.No. 11 Borna Coric completed second-round action with a 6-4, 6-4 win against Daniil Medvedev and next faces Thiem.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rafael Nadal of Spain leaves after press conference to announce his withdraw from the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS — Returning from one injury to play at the Paris Masters, Rafael Nadal pulled out with another one.This time it wasn’t the troublesome right knee which had sidelined him since the U.S. Open semifinals in early September, but rather an abdominal injury which just crept up on him.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Given his history of injuries, Nadal listened to advice and did not play his second-round match against Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday.“The last few days I start to feel a little bit the abdominal, especially when I was serving,” Nadal said. “The doctor says that is recommended to not play, because if I continue the abdominal maybe can break and can be a major thing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis latest injury will cost him his No. 1 ranking, which goes back to longtime rival Novak Djokovic next week.Djokovic lost his top ranking to Andy Murray at the Paris Masters two years ago.center_img View comments Nadal has dealt with off-and-on knee problems for years and the 32-year-old Spaniard prefers to be cautious. At the U.S. Open, he retired during his match against Juan Martin del Potro. He then skipped the Asia swing to recover, missing tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai.“It has been a tough year for me in terms of injuries so I want to avoid drastic things,” Nadal said. “The doctor says if I want to play the tournament, I want to try to win the tournament, the abdominal with break for sure.”Nadal is optimistic his latest injury will pass, providing he does not rush back.“It would not be fair to say it’s a real injury today but what is sure, if I continue it will be a real injury,” he said. “When you come back after injuries, and you push a little bit, the body at the beginning some issues can happen.”Lucky loser Malek Jaziri replaced Nadal and beat Verdasco 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-3 and next faces defending champion Jack Sock.Roger Federer also advanced to Thursday’s third round after big-serving Milos Raonic retired before their match with a right elbow injury.Raonic injured himself during a three-set win against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Tuesday.“In the middle of second set, I overextended my elbow and it did some kind of pain,” he said. “I went and I did an ultrasound and MRI, and they found some kind of a lesion in the tricep.”Federer, who won his 99th career title at the Swiss Indoors last Sunday, will next face 13th-seeded Fabio Fognini. He leads the Italian 3-0 in matchups.Sock and fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev reached round three in straight sets. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Neymar now facing up to 6 years in prison in fraud trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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first_imgSince the closure of the university due to the Ebola outbreak, Tony Harrison, sociology student at the University of Liberia, has been trying to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus. He joined the team of active case finders to go from house to house to find out if sick people are being treated.With his academic experience, Tony was suggested by his community chairman as an ideal person to join the team of active case finders working in district 8 of the Liberian capital Monrovia, in Montserrado County.As a member of this community, Tony is perfectly placed to have access to the local people and conduct this exercise.”It will help to save lives in my community and maybe in my own family. I really would like to return to my normal life and go back to school,” he says.Since early November, WHO in collaboration with the Liberian Ministry of Health has trained 1600 community volunteers, like Tony, from different districts within Montserrado County to work as active case finders. The volunteers were trained on how to effectively ask the questions, how to complete the form, how to then pass on the information to their supervisor and got insight on what happens with the data afterwards.An active case finder goes from house to house in a community, and asks questions related to the total number of people present in the house, the number of sick people, if anyone has been put in quarantine or if anyone has died in the house. The purpose of this exercise is to find out if sick people are being treated at home. If sick people are present in the houses, the families are encouraged to seek health assistance and go to a health facility.This role is sometimes confused with contact tracing. Contact tracers, however, are responsible for following people who have had contact with an Ebola case every day for 21 days to see if they present any Ebola symptoms.“I want to thank Tony very much for coming around and asking questions about what is going on,” says Victor, one of the community members of district 8 who was interviewed today by Tony. “This is good work. I want him to keep on going because we have to kick Ebola out of Liberia.”Robbin L. George is another university student working as an active case finder. “This morning, I went into my community, searched house to house and interviewed a few people, ” he says. “It is something I love to do because it will save my community and my ‘mother’ Liberia.”“What makes this activity important is that it will help us to quickly get rid of Ebola out of the country. It will help to save lives in my community and maybe in my own family. I really would like to return to my normal life and go back to school,” adds Tony.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,It is no secret that the concerns raised by Charrandas Persaud against the APNU/AFC coalition Government is factual and as such defined the performance of this Government. Some of these concerns raised by the supporter of the motion was the issue of the sugar workers and the closure of two sugar estates in Berbice which l think was key.Since Charrandas Persaud was a Regional Member of Parliament Region Six he was mandated by the people to represent his constituency.Berbice is suffering tremendously from the policies of this APNU/AFC coalition Government. The people who operate the businesses were left with little or no alternative but to send-home employees in large numbers. The rice industry was not given the necessary support from the Government to accelerate its performance to reach the promised price of 9000 dollars per bag of paddy and maximising production.The creation of jobs for young people and even persons who did not have jobs and were promised to be employed by the Government came at the cost of total destruction of a number of sugar workers who were severed. The Government’s solution to employment was to mainly employ the elderly, friends, families and supporters of the People National Congress as was confirmed in a statement by the Chairperson of the PNC. Corruption is another major issue that the no-confidence motion highlighted in Parliament. So with these issues and more, the APNU/AFC coalition Government at some point in time would have fallen.The APNU/AFC coalition Government’s refusal to resign from Government is a definite reminder that the DNA enshrined in the PNC is slowly but surely emerging to ensure that they stay in power irrespective of what it takes. Over the years I think the most destructive weapon that was available and used by the PNC was violence before 2015.The arguments fronted by the Government are vivid signs of desperation. Majority of Guyanese would demand that the APNU/AFC Government resign before losing all their credibility if it has any remaining.Respectfully,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

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first_imgVice President Joseph Boakai has said that the rule of law is crucial to the building of a vibrant democratic society in which the rights of all citizens are guaranteed.“There is no way a country can go on without the rule of law,” the VP said, when he visited with authorities of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court in Voinjama City, Lofa County, during his week-long post-Ebola tour. He visited the Court in order to acquaint himself with activities there.He further stated that the provision of logistics for the courts to do their work is critical to the legal process and promised that government will make sure that courts are properly empowered to do their work to ensure the rule of law in the country. The lack of these basic logistics has contributed to the slow pace of the dispensing of justice in the country, he said.He noted that Judge Nancy Finda Sammy, who was not present, had acquainted him with the challenges facing the court, including conveying prisoner(s) from other parts of the county and lack of transportation for the court’s operations.He praised her for restoring dignity to the court.The Tenth Judicial Circuit of Lofa County presented a document listing the critical needs and priorities of the court to the Vice President. The VP said he would consult with judicial authorities in Monrovia for proper redress.One of the requests that Mr. Foday A. Konneh, Coordinator, Lofa County Branch, National Association of Trial Judges, presented to the VP was that there be two pre-trial detention centers for holding accused persons until their conviction. They must be transferred to the Voinjama Central Prison. “One of these pre-trial detention centers should be located in Zorzor City to serve Zorzor and Salayea Districts. Another should be built in Kolahun City to serve Kolahun, Vahun and Foya Districts.”“As earlier discussed with you by Judge Sammy,” Konneh further stated, “we also wish to remind you of the dire need for vehicles to help transfer accused persons and convicts from various magisterial Courts as had been done by UNMIL.”Earlier, the Vice President toured the Voinjama Market where a new market building under the auspices of the Sirleaf Market Women Fund is being constructed. He also visited the Lofa County Community College to acquaint himself with the situation there.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgAlong with running this camp, Bennett has coached a variety of volleyball teams, including Summer Games and Provincial competitors. The camp is aimed at junior players, to give them basic skills and encourage their love for the game. They’ll learn forearm passing, overhead passing, and serving, among other essential skills, in what Bennett says it to “try and teach the game, as opposed to just putting the ball over the net”. Bennett says it’s key to get children interested in the sport when they’re young. “The numbers seem to really drop as (players) get older, so I think it is very important to keep the sport going, just because it is more of a technical game,” he believes. “I think it’s important to get that base early on.”- Advertisement – There are still spots available for registration, with forms available at Ernie’s Sports Experts. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. on Thursday at Bert Bowes School. The cost for the week is $150 and includes a camp t-shirt. Participants also get 20 per cent off volleyball gear at Ernie’s during the week. For more information contact Broyden Bennett at bbennett@prn.bc.ca.  Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – It was a good start for the members of the Fivestar Boxing Academy at a tournament in Grande Prairie over the weekend.Brayden Sims and Lincoln Pomeroy ended up fighting exhibition matches.They both managed to get some good ring time after a long layout.- Advertisement -Kaden Parent lost the split decision as he took the fight on short notice, only finding out about the match a couple of weeks prior.Despite the loss, Coach Justin Donally was happy with Parent’s cardio performance.Nick Young had his first fight of the season in the adult male division.Advertisement Young had a tough fight with a guy who had many years of experience and was unable to get the win.Young got a unanimous decision and was close to finishing the 3rd round but the fight ended before he could get a knockout.Donally was overly pleased with Young’s performance.“He was in the finals at the nationals last year, he came off a loss so it was good to get him back in there”, said Donally.Advertisement Coach Donally and his team will be heading to the BC Emerald Glove Tournament on November 16 and 17 in Nanaimo.last_img read more

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first_imgYou are reminded to always have emergency supplies ready in case of an outage. There was smoke but no fire, at around noon today at the Humpty’s Gas Station and Restaurant.Fire Chief Fred Burrows confirms the building’s first-stage fire alarm went off today, after smoke started entering the building due to a burnout of a rooftop heating unit.Chief Burrows says the burnout likely came as the result of the unit being underpowered, and having to overwork to compensate.- Advertisement -Burrows says there was no damage to the building, on Alaska Road, with the exception of lost revenues. [asset|aid=744|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a24d48d9629b3e4bed92ad26c054037c-Burrows-Humpties_1_Pub.mp3] Chief Burrows says Hydro crews have been working all day to keep up with problems caused by freezing power lines. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgBy Dwight FordThere has been another drug bust in the South Peace.The Dawson Creek RCMP seized undisclosed amounts of marijuana, cocaine and cash from a rural property on the 227 Road earlier Sunday morning.- Advertisement -A short time later police also arrested their prime suspect a 28 year old man at a Dawson Creek drinking establishment.He now faces drug possession and trafficking charges but his identity will be withheld until the charges have been approved by Crown Counsel.last_img

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first_img0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane has told Liverpool his Real Madrid team are hungrier than ever to win the Champions League, despite clinching the title in three of the last four years © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, May 22 – Zinedine Zidane has told Liverpool his Real Madrid team are hungrier than ever to win the Champions League, despite clinching the title in three of the last four years.Real are gunning for an unprecedented third consecutive success in the competition on Saturday while Liverpool have reached the final for the first time since 2007. “No one can tell us we are less hungry,” Zidane said. “I can’t speak for our opponents but we want to stress we will always have the same motivation, the same as always, no one can tell us we are less hungry than the rest.“We are Madrid and despite what we have, we always want more, and we will give everything to get even better.”Real’s experience at the deep end of the Champions League dwarfs that of this Liverpool team, who do not have a single player to have made it this far before.Zidane also has his own personal achievements to draw upon, having won the most coveted prize in club football three times as a player and manager combined.“It’s true I lived 18 years as a player inside the changing room, with many coaches, with many players, with just as much ego as me,” Zidane said.“I know the changing room and I know the mind of a player and that is an important thing for me, but it is not the only thing.“I am not the best tactician, but I have other things – passion, motivation – and those are worth much more.”Some have billed this weekend’s showdown as a contest between Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah but when asked if he would swap Ronaldo for the Liverpool forward, Zidane simply replied: “No.”On Ronaldo’s influence on the final, Zidane said: “The most possible. He is the best so it will be the maximum.”Zidane would offer no clues as to his starting line-up in Kiev but he did ackowledge the excellent form of Gareth Bale, who has scored five goals in his last four starts.“He is playing very well, he has scored many goals recently,” Zidane said. “Not only that but he has been very consistent. He has not played so much, but the last three games he has played he has played well.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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