Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgCRYSTAL PALACE 2ASTON VILLA 1GOALS:- PALACE: DANN 71st; SAKO 87th, VILLA: SOUARE OG 77th.Crystal Palace secured theirsecond win in three games in the Barclays Premier League, thanks to a dramatic late winner from Bakary Sako on his debut. Palace went ahead from Scott Dann before Villa levelled when Eagles defender Pape Souare deflected the ball into his own net after Adama Traore’s run. An error by Villa defender Jordan Amavi allowed Sako to steal a winner.LEICESTER CITY 1TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1GOALS:- LEICESTER: MAHREZ 82nd. TOTTENHAM: ALLI 81st.Leicester went top of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday, thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s fourth goal of the season, quickly cancelling Tottenham’s opener. Tottenham opened the scoring after nine minutes through Dele Alli. Mahrez, who had earlier hit the post, replied just 90 seconds later with a fierce left-footed finish.MANCHESTER UNITED 0NEWCASTLE UNITED 0Manchester United’s perfect start to the season ended as Newcastle United produced a battling display to secure their second point of the campaign. Wayne Rooney had a goal ruled out for offside as Louis van Gaal’s United made a blistering start before Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic headed against the United bar.NORWICH CITY 1STOKE CITY 1GOALS:- NORWICH:MARTIN 28th. STOKE: DIOUF 11th.Stoke keeper Jack Butland produced an outstanding display to deny Norwich a first home win. Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf headed in debutant Xherdan Shaqiri’s free kick in the 13th minute to put Stoke in the lead. Norwich defender Russell Martin levelled before brilliant saves from Butland, after the break, thwarted Graham Dorrans, Nathan Redmond and Cameron Jerome.SUNDERLAND 1SWANSEA CITY 1GOALS:- SUNDERLAND: DEFOE 62nd. SWANSEA: GOMIS 45th.Sunderland have a habit of failing to win when going behind; Saturday’s stalemate was the 18th time in the Barclays Premier League that they have failed to win after letting inthe first goal. However, Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe’s equaliser earned his side their first point of the season after Bafetimbi Gomis shot Swansea ahead.WEST HAM UNITED 3AFC BOURNEMOUTH 4GOALS:- WEST HAM: NOBLE PEN 48th; KOUYATE 53rd; MAIGA 82nd. BOURNEMOUTH: WILSON 11th, 28th, PEN 70th; PUGH 66th.AFC Bournemouth celebrated a first-ever win in the Barclays Premier League as Callum Wilson became only the fifth player in the competition’s history to score an away hat-trick for a newly promoted side. Wilson scored twice in the first half with first-time finishes before Mark Noble scored a penalty for West Ham and Cheikhou Kouyate levelled. Marc Pugh put the Cherries ahead. Wilson scored a penalty, with Carl Jenkinson sent off, before Modibo Maiga ensured a tense finale.last_img read more

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Liberia’s Degraded Ecological Environment

first_imgExtensive investigations into the background of Liberia’s bleak environmental challenges can be safely described in terms of total degradation and as unhealthy for the population.Time immemorial, the Liberian environment has been plagued with challenges and constraints such as the dumping of used oils from the many unsupervised garages and some industrial entities.Over the years, owing to weak laws and the general lack of the enforcement mechanisms, the Liberian environment continues to be abused and misused in part due to the lack of public or in-home toilet facilities and in part by unscrupulous individuals who do not need a college education to know the dangers of dumping oil in a river.Many of these garages are situated near small rivers, ponds and streams that are being used by peri-urban farmers for sustainable livelihoods in several parts of Monrovia and its environs.Regrettably, the spilled oil kills most of the precious marine species that buttress the efforts of the hundreds of peri-urban farmers in Monrovia and other parts of the country.Henceforth, peri-urban farmers have consistently and constantly complained of the serious and grave environmental degradations of the small ponds, rivers and streams to the relevant Liberian Government agencies.Such numerous complaints have only fallen on deaf ears and the worrisome situation continues to perpetually remain unattended to and unddressed by the statutory, responsible entities of the Liberian Government.Many peri-urban farmers constantly remind support partners and the Liberian Government that agriculture will not produce that dividend if the appropriate steps are not taken for the sustainable livelihood components.In addition, it would be very expedient if substantial resources could be earmarked for the sustainable protection of the Liberian environment by the Liberian Government and support partners.Principally, it would also serve as a genuine step in the right direction if environmental awareness could be intensified amongst garage owners and peri-urban farmers in some major cities throughout the country.Several environmentalists are of the candid opinion that the ecological systems of several parts of the nation’s capital are being threatened by the dumping of hazardous wastes and used oils from garages.So many challenges and constraints are confronting the Liberian environment to the extent that, many commentators are describing the situation as “insurmountable.”The perennial degradation of the Liberian environment continues and speaks volumes of the peculiar nature of the situation to which an aggressive approache should be taken by the Liberian Government.If the Liberian Government and support partners are thinking about a practical solution of the environmental degradations of Monrovia, then genuine work should begin now and not later.Basically, the cardinal issue of protecting the Liberian environment should be the collective responsibility of all Liberians, beginning with the highest political leadership of the nation. Besides that, if support partners and friendly governments should support the environmental issues of the nation, Liberians as a united front must be the foremost leaders to begin creating a sustained sensitization and awareness.In the recent past, Lutheran Bishop Dr. Daniel Jensen Seyenkulo expressed grave concern about the ecological system of some of Monrovia’s unprotected beaches owing to waste being dumped into the Atlantic Ocean.The Lutheran Bishop at the time underscored the urgent need for the relevant agencies of the Liberian Government to institute the necessary mechanisms that should stop the dumping of waste into the Atlantic Ocean.Consequently, it could be greatly helpful if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could swiftly wake up from its slumber and make sure that the laws and regulations governing the sector be implemented without fear nor favor.Notably, the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and other environmental support partners should join the bandwagon on the issues of awareness and massive sensitization, particularly in Monrovia.Finally, it is hoped that concerns, recommendations, observations and suggestions advanced in this article would generate further debate and discussions on the highly stressed Liberian environment.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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Guyanese graduates as valedictorian at IMO Int’l Maritime Law Institute

first_imgGuyanese, Thandi Rosalea McAllister, graduated as valedictorian at the International Maritime Administration’s (IMO) International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI). McAllister is a legal officer attached to the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD).The class of 2017-2018 comprised students from 41 different countries. The 29th Graduation Ceremony of the IMO-IMLI was held on June 9, 2018, in Vittoriosa, Malta, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported.It further started that the ceremony was attended by Secretary General, IMO, Kitack Lim; Professor and Director IMLI, David Attard; Ministers of the GovernmentThandi McAllister delivering the Valedictory Addressof Malta and friends and family of the graduates.McAllister in her valedictory address emphasised the need for maritime lawyers to chart the safe and proper course of safety and security on the waterways and noted that there needs to be more integration in the maritime and logistics sectors from a policy, as well as a practical perspective.“Current maritime challenges concern issues of security, safety, fisheries governance, climate change and marine environmental protection and preservation among others. The oceans will remain the crucible of international maritime trade and with more than 90 per cent of the world’s goods transported by sea, it is unlikely that the array of challenges will soon diminish,” McAllister explained.Mc Allister stressed that her study is timely as there are unprecedented developments aimed at updating the maritime law to cater for new and emerging challenges. She noted that though there continue to be tremendous developments in the industry, the challenges faced by the oceans could still threaten the limited available resources.This daunting reality, she said, demands a uniform global response of States, Civil Society and Scientific, Technical and Legal experts. She charged her fellow graduates to build on the professional and personal relationships forged to maintain the industry.“Each of us has a role in the protection and preservation of the oceans. This is our non-delegable duty. Let us be excellent ambassadors of the rule of the law of the sea and of international maritime law, remembering that each of us is as important as the other in securing the oceans and the resources thereof for the use and benefit of future generations.”McAllister acknowledged her sponsors, The Nippon Foundation, for their generosity and lauded Professor Attard for his outstanding work in instilling the requisite skills and knowledge to the class of 2017-2018.Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Foreign Service Officer, Donnette Streete, also graduated from this programme with a distinction. She was awarded the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Prize for her performance as the best graduating Lloyd’s Register Foundation Scholar.last_img read more

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Nissan Open: Riviera not so rough

first_imgPACIFIC PALISADES – Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington are bucking the very essence of Riviera Country Club. The storied course typically overwhelms those who have rarely walked its hallowed ground. Golfers who don’t know every inch of the 7,279-yard course pay the price with each errant shot. Riviera usually succumbs to someone like Corey Pavin, who’s played here 23 times. Mickelson and Harrington are dominating Riviera even though tradition indicates that they shouldn’t. Mickelson hasn’t played the Nissan Open in five years, and Harrington has never played it, yet the two are co-leaders at 11-under par after two rounds. Mickelson eagled the 17th hole on his way to a 6-under 65 and Harrington shot a 3-under 68 Friday to remain in first on a perfectly sunny afternoon, in front of a gallery of 35,992. Charles Howell III is within striking distance, three shots back at 7-under after shooting a second-round 65. Harrington, Mickelson and Howell will make up today’s final group. Tee times and pairings weren’t available because there was one player, George McNeill, who couldn’t putt on the ninth hole due to darkness. The jet-setting Mickelson, who’s flying to and from his home in San Diego, might not have recent course knowledge, but he consulted someone who does. Riviera member Amy Alcott, who lives off the sixth hole, gave him a refresher on the course. “Subtleties in the greens is one of the things we were talking about,” Mickelson said. “That was the biggest thing, how the greens break, the little nuances that you notice after years and years. (She said) ‘Gosh, every time somebody plays here for the first time, they always miss this putt a foot over here,’ stuff like that.” Mickelson sank a 14-foot, 10-inch putt for eagle to atone for making bogey after missing an 8-foot putt on the 16th. “I really like the way I’m putting the ball in play,” Mickelson said. “It feels very easy.” It’s just not supposed to be that way. Harrington very much understands that. After his opening round 63 Thursday, he said that someday the course would catch up to him. That wasn’t the case Friday, although he did make some novice mistakes. The ninth hole, which he parred, was an example. “I had two practice rounds, but you can’t cover all of the detail on it,” Harrington said. “I had a putt there on my last hole from the back edge of the green. I was guessing how much it was downwind, how fast this putt was. There was some shadows. It was really difficult to see it. And just not having any experience of hitting that putt. “At the end of the day, I did two-putt it, but it was definitely a lot there, an educated guess to help with putting.” Maybe Harrington had a miscue here or there, but he’s still playing great, considering his lack of familiarity with the course. Mickelson was surprised to see that his first-round 66 was bettered by three strokes. But he wasn’t surprised that Harrington was atop the leaderboard, despite his inexperience at Riviera. “Padraig is one of the best players in the world,” Mickelson said. “He is one of the steadiest players, he keeps the ball in play and he’s great with the putter. This is a perfect course for him. When you drive it well like he does, you can be aggressive with the irons, and that’s exactly what he’s doing. He’s just a great iron player. He is an all-around solid, solid player.” Retief Goosen, who’s playing in his first PGA Tour event of the year, aced the par-3 16th hole with a 7-iron. Sergio Garcia is in good position for the weekend, four shots behind the leaders. He’s tied for fourth with Pat Perez, David Howell and Robert Allenby. But the two men of the hour are those whose course knowledge might not be up to par. That might change over the weekend, but for now, it’s not making a difference. “There will be pin positions that other guys will have played in the past, and be well aware of, and not short-sided themselves, whereas maybe my ignorance, at times, I will be able to go at those pins,” Harrington said. jill.painter@dailynews.com (818) 713-3615 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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`Wrinkle in Time’ author captivated adults, children

first_imgThe Newbery Medal winner wrote more than 60 books, including fantasies, poetry and memoirs, often highlighting spiritual themes and her Christian faith. For many years, she was the writer in residence and librarian at the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. Although L’Engle was often labeled a children’s author, she disliked that classification. In a 1993 Associated Press interview, she said she did not write down to children. “In my dreams, I never have an age,” she said. “I never write for any age group in mind. … When you underestimate your audience, you’re cutting yourself off from your best work.” A Wrinkle in Time – which L’Engle said was rejected repeatedly before it found a publisher in 1962 – won the American Library Association’s 1963 Newbery Medal for best American children’s book. Her A Ring of Endless Light was a Newbery Honor Book, or medal runner-up, in 1981. By Cara Rubinsky THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD, Conn. – Author Madeleine L’Engle, whose novel A Wrinkle in Time has captivated generations of schoolchildren and adults since the 1960s, has died, her publicist said Friday. She was 88. L’Engle died Thursday at a nursing home in Litchfield, said Jennifer Doerr, publicity manager for publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In 2004, President Bush awarded her a National Humanities Medal. Keith Call, special collections assistant at Wheaton College in Illinois, which has a collection of L’Engle’s papers, said he considers her the female counterpart of science fiction author Ray Bradbury because people loved her personally as much as they loved her books. “She was tremendously important initially as a children’s book author, and then as she wrote meditative Christian essays, that sort of expanded her audience,” he said. “She spoke exactly the way she wrote: very elegant, no nonsense, crisp and deeply spiritual.” A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of adolescent Meg Murry, her genius little brother Charles Wallace, and their battle against evil as they search across the universe for their missing father, a scientist. The brother and sister, helped by a young neighbor, Calvin, and some supernatural spirits, must pass through a time travel corridor and overcome the ruling powers on a planet with a totalitarian government reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984. A Wrinkle in Time exposes readers to the words of great thinkers, as its characters quote Shakespeare, the Bible, Euripides, Dante and others. Born Madeleine L’Engle Camp in 1918, L’Engle graduated from Smith College in 1941 and worked as an actress in New York City. There, she met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, an accomplished stage actor who became known later for his portrayal of Dr. Charles Tyler on the soap opera “All My Children.” In 1945, her first book, The Small Rain, was published; she and Franklin married the following year. They had a son, Bion, and two daughters, Josephine and Maria. The couple had adopted Maria after her parents, who were friends of theirs, died. Franklin died of cancer in 1986. Her son died in 1999 at age 47. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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MAN WITH SEVEN BENCH WARRANTS FLED DONEGAL GARDAI

first_imgA man with seven outstanding bench warrants was caught by Donegal Gardai after reports that he was acting suspiciously near a petrol station at Bridgend.Edward Hanrahan was caught by Gardai in a field after he tried to escape when they approached him on November 29th last.Hanrahan initially gave his name as Jim Herrity with an address in Limerick. He was arrested and taken to Buncrana Garda Station where it was discovered he had given a false name.He was charged under Section 107 of the Road Traffic Act for giving a false name.Solicitor Frank Dorrian told Letterkenny District Court yesterday the reason for Hanrahan giving a false name was because he had those seven outstanding bench warrants.He said his client had been in custody since and now wanted to face all the charges and get on with his life.He was 23 years old and was married with two children.He was born in Louth but had spent much of his life in Dublin after he was sixteen years old.Jobless Hanrahan said he hoped to get work as a labourer.Judge Paul Kelly fined Hanrahan €200.MAN WITH SEVEN BENCH WARRANTS FLED DONEGAL GARDAI was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:bench warrantsbridgenddonegalEdward HanrahanfledGardailast_img read more

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FORMER DEFENCE FORCES GATHER TO UNVEIL UNIQUE MEMORIAL – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgFormer members of the Defence Forces stand to attention at Conwal Graveyard. Pics by Geraldine Diver.Dozens of former members of the Defence Forces gathered at Conwal Graveyard in Letterkenny yesterday for a unique occasion.In recent weeks, a stunning memorial in honour of the deceased members of the Defence Forces has ben constructed.And yesterday, in stunning sunshine, the official unveiling of the memorial took place. Many thanks to Geraldine Diver for the photos.FORMER DEFENCE FORCES GATHER TO UNVEIL UNIQUE MEMORIAL – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: September 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Conwal GraveyarddonegalGeraldine Divermemoriallast_img read more

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WATCH: 2020 Seat sale event launched at DMG Motors

first_imgIt’s time to think ahead to 2020, and DMG Motors is ready for everyone who is dreaming about a brand new 201 SEAT car.Here, General Manager Stephen McCaul gives a look ahead to their exciting SEAT Sale Event: DMG Motors, the main dealers of SEAT, have a show-stopping range of new models for the New Year.  With unbeatable offers for the 201 Sale, it’s never been a better time to get all the extras.The SEAT sale event has:0% Finance across the entire SEAT range3 Year Service Plan only €299*Deposit contribution of up to €2,000 towards your new car dealWith exclusive 201 offers, you can get a discount voucher up to €2,000 on your 201 SEAT at www.dmgmotors.ie/new-car-offersThis is your time to see the stunning new SEAT Tarraco, Ateca, Arona, Ibiza and Leon. 201 SEAT Leon201 SEAT Ateca201 SEAT Tarraco To book a test drive call DMG Motors on 0749721396 or call into the showroom at Clar Road, Donegal Town.Visit: www.dmgmotors.ie  WATCH: 2020 Seat sale event launched at DMG Motors was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:201 car2020 carsclar roadDMG MOTORSDonegal Townmotoringnew carsSALEseatlast_img read more

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Live updates: Warriors vs. Wizards, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. when the Warriors and Washington Wizards, featuring two of the best backcourts in the NBA, square off at Oracle.The Warriors should have backup point guard Shaun Livingston back as they take on the high-powered Wizards, who are coming off a 125-124 overtime victory in Portland on Monday. The Wizards, however, will be without starting center Dwight Howard (sore backside) and maybe without Ian Mahinmi (sore back).Small ball …last_img read more

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Telkom opens ‘green’ data centre

first_img20 November 2009South African telecoms firm Telkom has launched a state-of-the-art “green” data centre – dubbed Belville 2 – in Cape Town, with the facility’s services being offered to customers through the Cybernest brand.The new brand brings together Telkom’s existing data centre operations, which manage about R2.5-billion worth of IT assets. These include 4 000 servers, 1 465 operating systems and databases, as well as some 32 000 e-mail boxes that handle up to 9.7-million incoming e-mails a day.“As we strive to maintain our position as one of the leaders in SA while expanding our footprint on the African continent, we have consistently articulated that ‘defend and grow’ is the essence of our refocused strategy,” Telkom CEO Reuben September said in a statement this week.“Providing impetus to our data centre operations via the Bellville 2 launch clearly amplifies our growth strategy.”Growing data operations and capabilitiesTelkom initially attempted to grow its data centre operations and capabilities by exploring the acquisition route, both locally and globally.“Having extensively researched best practices across the globe with regard to data centre operations, we’re now in a position to leapfrog many other players in this field,” September said. “For instance, our new data centre in Bellville – in terms of design, capacity as well as our environmentally friendly, energy-efficient features – places it on par with the top 10% in the world.”He explained that several strategic considerations have driven Telkom’s expansion into the IT services market. Foremost was the massive demand for a robust, redundant infrastructure.“Internationally, demand for data centres exceeds supply by something in the region of 6:1,” September said, adding that some analysts expect the local data centre operations market to grow at about 22% per year.Green approach to data centre servicesBesides currently providing both basic and managed hosting services to around 80 external customers, Telkom has provided data centre services internally for more than 15 years. With the addition of Bellville 2, Telkom now has six hosting facilities – four in Gauteng province and two in Bellville, Cape Town.“These six data centres present a combined floor capacity of 9 700 square meters and are interconnected to provide various business continuity options,” explained Telkom Data Centre Operations acting MD Pierre Marais. “We can therefore truly claim that we will put your IT at the centre of our network.”Marais highlighted Bellville 2 as a purpose-built, best-in-class facility, not only with regard to technical expertise, but also with regard to its ecological footprint. It is also built on principles incorporating a holistic, “green” approach to energy management.Telkom’s cutting-edge approach to energy-saving includes components such as effective air management, “virtualisation” and free-air cooling – depending on conditions, the latter alone could potentially reduce energy consumption by approximately 15% per year.“The worldwide energy consumption of data centres has doubled between 2000 and 2006 and, in the construction of Bellville 2, it became imperative that we did what is right in the best interests of our customers, shareholders, our business and the environment,” Marais said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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