Soccer strikes a goal

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Eriksen double sends Spurs into League Cup final

first_imgBy Toby DavisTottenham Hotspur reached the League Cup final after suppressing a late uprising from third tier Sheffield United as Christian Eriksen struck twice to seal a 3-2 aggregate win on Wednesday night.Tottenham, who will face Chelsea in the final at Wembley on March 1, appeared to be cruising when they took a first-half lead through Eriksen’s stunning free-kick which took their aggregate advantage to 2-0.Sheffield United teenager Che Adams came off the bench, however, to turn the tie on its head with two goals in two minutes to give his team a 2-1 lead and level the scores over two legs.Eriksen ensured four-time winners Spurs avoided playing extra-time when he found space on the edge of the lower league side’s box with two minutes remaining and calmly slotted home. “Sheffield United definitely gave us a big fight. They gained confidence after they scored their first goal, the second one was a bit lucky but we came back at the end,” Eriksen told Sky Sports after the final whistle.“This season when we have been in front we have given stupid goals away and it is something we need to stop doing. Chelsea will probably want revenge in the final but I am really looking forward it.”last_img read more

Champs stars moving on

first_imgGabrielle McDonald, Carey McLeod and Tissana Hickling all won two individual gold medals each at their last chance at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships in March. Now, like a number of others who have used up their high-school eligibility, they are moving on. The first two are headed for scholarships to American universities, with Hickling all set to study and train in Jamaica. McDonald, a dominant hurdler this year for Edwin Allen Comprehensive High, is reportedly headed for Texas A&M while McLeod, the boys’ Class One long and triple jump champion, is going from Kingston College to Arkansas University. This pair is both set to start school in January. Hickling, who did the same double as McLeod for the St Jago High girls’ team, will be at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education and Sport. Hickling isn’t the only 2017 Championships winner to stay home as her St Jago teammate Aneka Brissett, who won the Class One 100m; and Ronesha McGregor, upset winner of the 200m for Hydel High, have both joined the Racers Track Club. 2016 Class One 100m queen Patrice Moody, is now at South Plains College in Texas. Timor Barrett, St Jago’s 2016 Carifta 400m hurdles winner, is off to Johnson C. Smith University, while former Class Three 400m champion Aykeeme Francis of Calabar heads to St Augustine University in January. The other notable mover is consistent sprinter/hurdler Renee Shaw of Excelsior High School, who is now at Auburn University. At Champs, she was third behind Brissett and Moody, and she also reached the Class One 100m hurdles final, won by Mcdonald in the record time of 13.12 seconds.last_img read more

Up to 70 Russian athletes could face doping charges

first_imgRUSADA chief executive Yuri Ganus said that is just the “first package” of cases and a planned second package could take the number to 70.READ: Olympic champion among 12 Russian athletes guilty of dopingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe cases are all linked to a sports academy in central Russia’s Chuvashia region, a major center for track and field. RUSADA said many of the athletes were underage when they were given the infusions and some come from cycling, skiing and Paralympic sports.They come as Russia seeks to have its ban from international track and field lifted in time to field a full team at the world championships in September and October. The Russian track federation has been banned since 2015 for widespread doping, though dozens from the country are allowed to compete as neutral athletes. Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge The other matter involves tax authorities looking into a contract signed between RUSADA and the World Anti-Doping Agency, Ganus said.RUSADA was reinstated by WADA last year, in the face of criticism from some Western athletes who believed Russia had not done enough to reform. Since then, RUSADA has increased its level of drug testing and pursued high-profile investigations into cases such as that of Lysenko and of seven athletes accused of training in secret in Kyrgyzstan with a banned coach.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Neymar loses appeal against 3-game Champions League ban FILE – A journalist films the sign on the RUSADA (Russia’s anti-doping agency) building in Moscow on September 20, 2018.Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)MOSCOW — The number of Russian athletes accused of receiving banned treatments from a doctor could rise to 70, the country’s anti-doping agency said Wednesday.The agency, known as RUSADA, previously said Monday it would file cases against 33 athletes from numerous sports suspected of receiving banned intravenous infusions.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ganus accused the Russian track federation, known as RusAF, of prioritizing cosmetic reforms over real cultural change.READ: Russian race walker banned for doping“Over the course of four years we’ve spent a lot of time presenting athletics in a beautiful condition,” Ganus said. “We have enough material to say that RusAF cannot be reinstated in its current condition.”Ganus also revealed that RUSADA is under two investigations from Russian authorities into its own conduct.Ganus said Russian prosecutors were investigating a complaint that RUSADA employees exceeded their authority while looking into whether high jumper Danil Lysenko presented forged medical documents as an alibi for failing to notify drug testers of his whereabouts. Ganus said he believed the case originated with a complaint from someone unhappy with RUSADA’s work on doping cases.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Fort St. John under a Dust Advisory

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Ministry of Environment and Northern Health have once again issued a Dust Advisory for the Fort St. John area.The Advisory is in place until further notice because of high concentrations of coarse particulate matter that are expected to persist until there is precipitation, or streets are cleaned of the remnants of winter traction material. Levels tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations.Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise near busy roads until the advisory is lifted. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.- Advertisement -Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of air pollution can be found at www.bcairquality.ca.Tips to reduce your personal health risk: Avoid roads with heavy vehicle traffic.Continue to manage medical conditions such as asthma, chronic respiratory disease and heart failure. If symptoms continue to be bothersome, seek medical attention.Use common sense regarding outdoor physical activity; if your breathing becomes difficult or uncomfortable, stop or reduce the activity.Maintaining good overall health is a good way to reduce health risks resulting from short- term exposure to air pollution.For persons with chronic underlying medical conditions: Advertisement Residents with asthma or other chronic illness should activate their asthma or personal care plan.Stay indoors, keep windows and doors closed and reduce indoor sources of pollution such as smoking, vacuuming and use of wood stoves.Run an air cleaner. Some room air cleaners, such as HEPA filters, can help reduce indoor particulate levels provided they are the right size for your home and filters are changed regularly.Take shelter in air-conditioned buildings which have large indoor volumes and limited entry of outdoor air.last_img read more

Today’s conditions eerily like Black Monday crash

first_imgNEW YORK – “We who are about to die salute you.” A wary Art Cashin heard this phrase in its original Latin – morituri te salutamus – from a fellow trader and student of the classics early on a day 20 years ago that would earn the ignoble title Black Monday and serve as a lesson about the fragility of rising stock markets. Cashin and his colleagues recall Wall Street’s plunge of Oct. 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones industrial average fell 508 points, or nearly 23 percent, as one of the most frightening days ever in the stock market. Decades later, the crash helps put into perspective market drops seen more recently, including the 416-point, or more than 4 percent, skid in the Dow just this past February. The Oct. 19 drop occurred when Wall Street faced many of the same conditions it faces today. “In general, sentiment is not as frothy as it was going into the crash of ’87 but I think it’s something that needs to be watched. There are inflation fears right now but inflation was much higher,” she said adding that the price of stocks relative to the earnings of companies – a widely followed market measure known as the price-to-earnings ratio – also was much higher 20 years ago. Interest rates were also rising at the time; now, they may be headed lower. Still, Sonders said, “there’s no question there are a lot of similarities between then and now, many of which are eerie.” She noted that in both cases the economy was slowing five years into a bull market run. Economic fundamentals aside, the stock market is a dramatically different place today, due to the fact that 20 years of technology and an investment boom have had a huge impact on Wall Street. In 1987, order slips littered the floor of the exchange that is now largely computer-driven. And 401(k) retirement accounts and the explosive growth of the mutual fund industry had yet to draw millions of first-time investors into the market. The Dow that stood at 2,246.74 before the crash and 1,738.74 after has swelled through the years by the public’s growing appetite for investments. It closed Wednesday at 13,892.54 and has traded as high as 14,198.09. “The market is a lot bigger, it’s a lot more electronic. It’s a lot more resilient, I think, than it was then,” said John Thain, the NYSE’s present chief. On Black Monday, the exchange traded 604 million shares. This year when the market saw big swings in August, the NYSE traded an average of 2.8 billion shares per day. But an accounting of similarities or differences can obscure broader truths about the mortality of market run-ups. The same frenetic air that brought on ’87 eventually felled the dot-com run-up at the start of this decade and the more recent buy-a-home-get-rich-quick market. “There was not that realization of how much leverage had been introduced into the system. It’s the same thing with subprime now,” Phelan said, referring to loans made to borrowers with poor credit and recent concerns about rising default rates among such loans. And as was seen with the February stock market pullback this year, and the market’s retrenchment after major indexes touched fresh highs in August, Wall Street’s peaks can meet with swift ends. That is what traders recall about Oct. 19, 1987. “That day really changed people’s minds as to what could really happen and what risks they really had down here. For a long time it was not something you thought about on a regular basis. I think after that day everyone thought about that risk all the time,” Doreen Mogavero, head of the firm Mogavero Lee and Co., said recently from her booth on the floor of the exchange, where she has been a member for 28 years. Indeed, Wall Street seemed to welcome a dose of conservatism. Safety measures emerged from inquiries into the crash that include computerized mechanisms to slow or even halt trading if declines prove steep enough. Still, the events of recent years have shown that when the market’s fear is deep enough, there is little to be done to stop a rush to flee the market. On Sept. 17, 2001, when the stock market reopened for the first time after the 9-11 attacks, nothing but the market’s own dynamics could have stopped the selling. The Dow fell nearly 720 points before ending the day with its worst point drop ever: 684.81. Compare that with Phelan’s recollection of Black Monday. “It was almost like a fountain they were coming out so fast,” Phelan said of sell orders arriving on the NYSE trading floor during the crash. Mogavero said that day on the floor and the unsettling trading that continued in subsequent sessions left her a more conservative investor. “The looks on people’s faces during the day actually told the story. After about lunchtime it started to become apparent things were not usual and I think at that point it became a very sort of frantic environment,” she said. Phelan similarly recalled how buyers simply disappeared in the final hours of the session on Oct. 19 and the resulting swoon in the markets. “It just absolutely melted down.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The late summer months of 1987 saw stocks charging to fresh highs as well as an anemic dollar, rising oil prices, a weak housing sector and credit market jitters – all conditions that exist today. John Phelan, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange at the time, recalled, “The market was just too high and it was looking for some excuse to react.” Indeed, the Dow had been up 18.5 percent for the year the day before the crash and at its late-August peak had risen a staggering 43.6 percent for the year. Some observers have made comparisons to this year, when the Dow crossed 13,000 for the first time and then in short order passed 14,000 as investors looked past growing concerns about tightening credit markets and a faltering housing sector. But market watchers say there are important differences. At the time the Federal Reserve was busy battling inflation, and interest rates were much higher, notes Liz Ann Sonders, now chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab Corp. last_img read more

Bournemouth confirm signing of Solanke from Liverpool for £19m fee

first_img 2 Bournemouth have signed Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.The 21-year-old, who saw a proposed loan move to Crystal Palace collapse this week due to a hamstring injury, has signed for the Cherries a fee of around £19million. LIVING THE DREAM 2 Latest Transfer News IN DEMAND The Cherries are also in talks with Liverpool over another deal – to sign Nathaniel Clyne on loan.Boss Eddie Howe has been looking for cover at full-back following injuries to Simon Francis and Adam Smith.The 27-year-old was a regular starter in his first two seasons at Anfield after joining from Southampton in 2015, but Trent Alexander-Arnold emerged as first-choice while he was injured last season. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets LATEST Solanke is wanted by Bournemouth REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Huddersfield and Brighton had also shown an interest in Solanke, who has been unable to break into the Liverpool squad this season.Palace had looked set to land the England international on loan before the deal fell through and  Bournemouth moved quickly to wrap a permanent deal after they agreed to allow Jermain Defoe to join Rangers on an 18-month loan.“I think the club is going somewhere,” said Solanke.“Over the past few years, they have been really good in the Premier League and had some good positional finishes as well. I think it’s a good club to be at, especially for someone of my age.“I spoke with the manager this morning [Friday]. He is a really nice guy. From playing and watching the Premier League, I know the sort of manager he is. I was excited to meet him and am really looking forward to working with him and seeing what he’s about.“My main target is to score goals and, being a striker, hopefully I can get a few for the team and help the team get wins. Playing in the Premier League, every game is tough and together we can try to do as well as we can.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Clyne is also on his way to Bournemouth The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

Man rescued from water after passer-by hears his shouts for help

first_imgA man has been rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital after being rescued from the water off Arranmore Island this morning.It is understood the man’s 19 foot punt capsized.It is understood a passer-by heard the man’s shouts for help and alerted the emergency services. The man was winched to safety by the Rescue 118 helicopter which was diverted from operations to recover the missing crewmen off Blacksod in Co Mayo.The man was spotted in the water after 10.15am this morning near Oilean Crone and was winched to safety.A nearby fishing boat couldn’t take him from the water.The man is understood to have suffered a leg injury and is also suffering from hypothermia but is otherwise stable. Man rescued from water after passer-by hears his shouts for help was last modified: March 27th, 2017 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)last_img read more

Photo of the Week: Independence Hall

first_imgIt was wonderful to stop by Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend after attending WordCamp US 2015. Though my days at the conference kept me busy from 8:00am til after 6:00pm each day, I wanted to make sure I found time to visit some of the historical places in Philadelphia. One the places I didn’t want to miss was Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States, where the Declaration of Independence was signed as well as the Constitution.I took one of the tours of the building led by a National Park Service ranger, where I learned the Liberty Bell was displayed in the 1800’s, Abraham Lincoln visited before being sworn in as President, and where over 100,000 people came over a period of two days to view Abraham Lincoln’s body after his assassination in 1865. The upstairs room where parties were held was fascinating, with maps from the 1700’s covering the walls. Somehow the map showed Michigan without the top half of the Lower Peninsula. If you find yourself in Philadelphia, I hope you find time to stop by the park! Visit the Liberty Bell, take a walk through Independence Square, and if you love learning about history, check out the tour. The tour is free, though you’ll need to get a ticket (they time entry into the hall). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Explore America at the Philadelphia Flower ShowImagine you’re in a place where everywhere you look, there’s a rainbow of colors around you. A cornucopia of bright reds, deep oranges, buttercup yellows, royal blues, pastel pinks, forest greens, pale purple, and brilliant whites are not only at eye-level, they’re 20 feet above you as well as at…In “Garden”Photo of the Week: 18th Century Garden in PhiladelphiaYou might not notice the garden as you walk east on Walnut Street toward the riverfront in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The formal 18th Century Garden (recreated by the National Park Service) is behind six-foot tall wrought-iron fences, and might not catch your attention after you pass the Dolley Todd House on…In “Garden”Photo(s) of the Week: Mackinac IslandI took a day trip to Mackinac Island this weekend, enjoying the clear blue skies, spring temperatures, and reduced crowds on the popular vacation spot. If you haven’t visited Mackinac Island, it’s an island located in Lake Huron along the Straits of Mackinac, a waterway separating Michigan’s Lower Peninsula from…In “Michigan”last_img read more