first_imgBy Mike CollettDavid Moyes, who has only been in charge of Manchester United since July, paid the price for a hugely disappointing season on Tuesday when it was announced that he has left the club.The 50-year-old Scot was appointed on the personal recommendation of Sir Alex Ferguson who retired at the end of last season after 26 years in the job having steered United to the title for the 13th time in his reign and 20th time overall.Moyes, who had been manager of Everton for 11 seasons but never won a major trophy, was given a six-year contract but the Old Trafford club have lurched from one crisis to another.A 2-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday was the final straw for the club’s owners, the Glazer family, as seventh-placed United have failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1995-96.last_img read more

first_imgLOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Should Sunday’s rescheduled qualifying session not be possible then Valtteri Bottas will be on pole position by virtue of being was quickest in Friday practice, a whisker ahead of teammate and world championship leader Lewis Hamilton.The Mercedes pair, benefiting from an aerodynamic upgrade, was followed on the timesheets by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen, with the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel fourth and fifth.Qualifying has been rescheduled to 10am Sunday, with the race at 2:10pm , providing the weather improves in time. Mercedes sitting pretty As it stands Mercedes are sitting pretty as they look to secure the one-two finish they need to clinch a record sixth successive constructors championship.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic gold medalist retires after receiving 20-month ban Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)Japanese Grand Prix organizers were hoping that Sunday’s race would be able to go ahead as Typhoon Hagibis began to lash a deserted Suzuka Circuit with wind and heavy rain on Saturday.A huge ground operation to protect the track and infrastructure was launched as soon as Friday practice ended and lasted late into the night after Saturday’s entire program was canceled on safety grounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ A win for Hamilton on Sunday would leave only Bottas, who lies 73 points behind, able to catch him in the drivers’ standings with just four races to come after Japan.It would also put the Englishman in line to wrap up a sixth drivers’ title, a feat only previously managed by Michael Schumacher, and third world title in a row at Mexico later this month.The typhoon is already wreaking havoc across Japan and has forced the cancellation of two matches at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.Rated “large and very strong”, the storm was forecast to crash into land in central or eastern Japan early Saturday evening, packing maximum gusts of 216 kilometers per hour (134 miles per hour) Japan’s Meteorological Agency said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES Thousands of sandbags were deployed to protect pit lane garages from flooding, electronic timing gear was moved inside and even the victory podium signage dismantled and packed away.Formula One sporting director Steve Nielson said the aim of the massive lockdown was to ensure that “when we come in on Sunday morning, the timing, the start lights, the GPS, the light panels around the circuit are in an environment where they have a chance of surviving the storm.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4He told on Friday that the sport’s technical staff faced an unprecedented logistical task to keep at bay one of the biggest typhoons to hit Japan in decades and would work throughout Saturday night “connecting everything back up again and systems-checking” once the worst of the storm had passedThe 10 Formula One teams also went into survival mode with mechanics and support staff working furiously to raise sensitive equipment off pit lane floors in case of flooding and protecting garages with sandbags and plastic sheeting. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna View comments LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdownlast_img read more

first_imgPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) point man on the economy, Irfaan Ali, has since called on Government to not abandon projects such as the PPP/C’s 1000 home project, since they hold the potential to turn around the nation’s economic performance.According to the former Government Minister, the APNU/AFC should, “forget who left it there; who negotiated it, let’s do it in the interest of the people.”He was adamant that the resources are there to ensure that the projects can be completed and drew reference to the Specialty Hospital, the Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project, the 1000 homes project, homesteads along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, the creation of Sillica City, incentivising the manufacturing industry and the diversification of the sugar industry along the lines of co-generation.“We already negotiated it,” he said, in reference to the financing for many of the projects since abandoned by the APNU/AFC.Ali has also blamed incompetence on the fact the economy has been performing this sluggishly as conceded by the Finance Minister Winston Jordan in his mid-year report.“If you have incompetence in implementing the investment programme, then it will have a negative effect on economy,” said Ali.He has predicted too that “it will be worse this year because the books will have to be closed earlier.”Ali was at the time drawing reference to the fact that the 2017 Budget is slated to be presented on December 5, coupled with the fact that halfway through this year, the Government was unable to spend 50 per cent of what was allocated.“All that is happening is that you will be having new resources coming and will not be able to spend old resources.”The unspent monies, he said, will have to be returned to the Consolidated Fund and the nation would not have been able to benefit from the Government’s investment programme.He said too that such a position will have major cost implications, since many of the projects will now be attracting more commitment fees on loans and extended periods of management and supervision fees among others.“There is major cost implication,” the former Minister said.He said the APNU/AFC Government can find the resources to turn things around since the resource are there but must be used strategically.Citing an example of a waste of scarce resources he drew reference to the Durban Park facility which was completed to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars but only ever used twice.According to Ali, the PPP/C is willing to pit its human resources behind implementing many of the projects.JagdeoHe pointed to former President Bharrat Jagdeo, saying he is recognised internationally as a credible resource on climate change.He said organisations such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) states have been utilising his services “because they see the value of the asset.”According to Ali, “we have to mature ourselves, we are a small country we have limited human resources and these days, so many are leaving that we cannot afford to overlook or bypass what is available and what can help us.”The former Government Minister is adamant that “unless we are able to move in that direction and understand this is an important aspect of continuity, credibility and sustainability we continue to shoot ourselves in the legs.”Speaking to the divisive stance between the political leaders in Government and Opposition, Ali drew reference to the Public Procurement Commission which was one of the few things that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) unanimously agreed to its members.To date, the members have not been sworn in and according to Ali, Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan, despite voting in favour of the members of the Committee has been publicly saying that it was the PAC Chairman – Ali – who ensured that certain persons selected.“It derails all the good work done on coming to a unanimous decision …its betrayal, it’s a betrayal of what actually transpired to some selfish end… those are the things that continue to erode our ability to find common ground.” …“forget who left it there, who negotiated it, let’s do it in the interest of the people”The coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government is being accused of badly mismanaging and now abandoning major projects left by their predecessors, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) which has led in part to the drastic decline in the nation’s economic performance.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeolast_img read more

first_img“My dad’s always wanted to see Fenway Park even though he’s a Yankees fan.” Michael was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in July 2005. Gustavo Fiscer said the disease stunted the growth of his son’s kidneys. Michael had been living with kidneys that were at the developmental stage of a 3-year-old, he said. (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The procedure comes with no guarantee. But at least for this weekend, he and his family are putting the medical concerns that have dogged them behind. On Thursday, Michael and his family traveled to Boston on a trip sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. An avid Boston Red Sox fan, Michael was scheduled to meet his favorite player, slugger David Ortiz, and other players at Fenway Park before Friday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. The Fiscers will spend the rest of the weekend touring the historic city. Michael, who will be a sophomore at Knight High, is the 6,000th Greater Los Angeles Make-A-Wish recipient, a group spokeswoman said. Michael will be joined by his father; his brothers, Gustavo, 21, and Robert, 18; and 10-year-old sister, Karina. “It’s always been my dream to see Fenway Park and I always wished that I could go there, so I’m really excited about going,” Michael said. “It means the world to me and it means the world to my family. We’re all really anxious and excited to go. PALMDALE – Michael Fiscer didn’t know what to think two years ago when he was diagnosed with a life-threatening kidney disease that left doctors scrambling to save his life. His father, Gustavo, assumed his son had little time to live. “When I first found out, it was like somebody hit me in the back of the head with a baseball bat,” Gustavo Fiscer said. “It was really hard to cope with it. I didn’t know where to turn, or where to go.” After several surgeries and seemingly endless treatments, Michael, 15, is on the path to wellness. He is expected to make a full recovery after receiving a donated kidney from his father. last_img read more

first_img 2. Liverpool (2001/02) – Reached the quarter-finals – The Reds battered FC Haka of Finland to reach the main group stage of the competition, and topped their first group with ease, earning 12 points out of 15 to pip Boavista, Borussia Dortmund and Dynamo Kiev to the summit. In a much tougher second group, Liverpool pipped Roma to second place on goal difference, qualifying for the quarter-finals along with Barcelona. Sadly, they were beaten in the last eight by Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, losing 4-3 on aggregate, despite winning the first leg 1-0 at Anfield and being minutes away in the second leg from securing a semi-final against Manchester United. Leverkusen subsequently knocked out the Red Devils, before losing to Real Madrid in the final. 8. Leeds United (1992/93) – Knocked out in the second round – The Whites exited the inaugural season of the revamped European Cup in the second round, which was before the first ever Champions League group stage took place, losing 4-2 to Rangers on aggregate. In the previous round they had initially been knocked out, but squeaked through in a one-off play-off match with Stuttgart after their two-legged tie – which the Germans had clinched on away goals – was deemed null and void as the Germans had fielded an ineligible player at Elland Road. 10 10 9. Blackburn Rovers (1995/96) – Finished bottom in the group stage – Under the management of Ray Harford following the resignation of Kenny Dalglish, the Premier League champions took on Spartak Moscow, Legia Warsaw, and Rosenborg. They lost their opening three games, scoring just once, through Mike Newell, before a 0-0 bore draw with Legia at home. Another loss to Spartak followed, during which Rovers team-mates David Batty and Graeme Le Saux actually fought each other on the pitch. Their only joy came in their final game as they beat Rosenborg 4-1 with Newell netting a treble – in just nine minutes – and Alan Shearer scoring from the spot. It was too little, too late, in a shambolic campaign. 3. Tottenham Hotspur (2010/11) – Reached the quarter-finals – Spurs almost fell at the first hurdle as they faced Young Boys in the play-off round to qualify for the group stages, losing the first leg 3-2 in Switzerland, having been 3-0 down after 28 minutes – but a 4-0 win a White Hart Lane sent them through with ease. In the group phase, Tottenham created history, scoring two or more goals in each of their six games. These included a 4-3 defeat to Inter Milan where Gareth Bale scored an incredible hat-trick, a 3-1 victory in the return match, as well as 4-1 and 3-0 wins over Twente and Werder Bremen respectively to help them top the group. They then dispatched AC Milan in the round of 16, thanks to a 1-0 aggregate win with Peter Crouch getting the winner at the San Siro. But their run was ended by Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage as they lost 5-0 on aggregate. 10 7. Manchester United (1993/94) – Knocked out in the second round – The Red Devils dispatched Kispest Honved 5-3 on aggregate in the first round but succumbed to Galatasaray on away goals after a 3-3 draw at Old Trafford and a 0-0 stalemate in Istanbul, meaning they didn’t even reach the group stage. United’s misery was complete when Eric Cantona was sent off in Istanbul. 10. Everton (2005/06) – Knocked out in the third qualifying round – Click the right arrow above to see which Champions League debutant did the best in the Premier League era… – The team with the dubious honour of having the worst Champions League debut campaign goes to the Toffees. Having finished fourth in the Premier League, they face Villarreal in the third qualifying round, losing both legs 2-1, resulting in a 4-2 loss on aggregate. 10 10 10 5. Arsenal (1998/99) – Finished third in their group (Eight points) – Put in a group with Dynamo Kiev, Panathinaikos, and Lens, the Gunners could only manage a third place finish. Draws with the French side and the Ukrainians sandwiched a win over the Greeks, but a defeat to Kiev and Lens followed, and even though they beat Panathinaikos 3-1 in the final game, they had to settle for third on goal difference. For the double holders, it was a desperate disappointment, and they had to watch Man United go on to win the tournament – and with it the treble – that season. 10 4. Manchester City (2011/12) – Finished third in their group stage (11 points) – After a third place Premier League finish, the Blues went straight into the group stage where they were drawn against Bayern Munich, Napoli and Villarreal. It was a disappointing start as they drew with Napoli and lost to Bayern Munich but two wins over Villarreal gave them hope. The Italians then beat them at the San Paolo Stadium, but a win over Bayern Munich almost saw them qualify in second spot only for Napoli to defeat Villarreal and sneak above them, dropping Man City to third. 10 Leicester City’s Premier League miracle has given them the chance to play in the Champions League this season, for the first time.Their debut campaign is going well with three wins out of three against Club Brugge, Porto and Copenhagen putting them on the brink of qualifying for the knockout stages, at the first attempt.But how have other sides done in the first Champions League campaigns across the Premier League era?Click the right arrow above to see how we ranked them, from worst to best… 10 6. Newcastle United (1997/98) – Finished third in their group (Seven points) – The Magpies reached the main stage of the competition as they beat Croatia Zagreb 4-3 on aggregate in the second qualifying round. They were then stuck in a group with Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev and PSV Eindhoven. The Toon started well, beating the Catalan giants 3-2 at St James’ Park thanks to a memorable hat-trick from Tino Asprilla, and drawing 2-2 in Kiev. But, two defeats to PSV followed, along with a loss to Barcelona at the Nou Camp. A 2-0 home win over Kiev was a bright spot to end their participation and saw them pip Barcelona to third place in the table. 10 1. Chelsea (1999/2000) – Reached the quarter-finals – The Blues qualified for the main stage of the competition by beating Skonto Riga 3-0 on aggregate in the third qualifying round. After initially drawing with AC Milan and losing to Hertha Berlin, they came back to top their first group, beating Galatasaray twice, and Hertha Berlina, before drawing with Milan again. In the second group phase they came second behind Lazio, but ahead of Feyenoord and Marseille, moving them into the quarter-finals. But in the last eight they were defeated 4-6 by Barcelona. Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge was cancelled out by the Catalan side’s 3-1 victory at the Nou Camp, taking the match to extra-time. Luis Figo and Rivaldo netted the tie deciding goals, dumping the Blues out.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“I had heard about Torres before that race, so I expected him to be a good runner,” said Acosta, who was briefly nudged into a bush by Torres at the two-mile mark. “But he surprised me a little with how aggressively he ran. I was definitely impressed with him, and I look forward to running against him again.” Considered one of the top juniors in the state, Acosta hopes to qualify for the State Meet in Fresno this November, but doesn’t figure to realistically challenge for the state title until next season. The other top runners on the Highland boys’ team include James Snyder, Jared Jacques, Edgar Martinez and Josh Johanson. On the girls’ side, Highland senior Caitlin Fitzgerald finished in seventh place in the girls’ seeded race last week at the Clovis Invitational in Fresno. Fitzgerald, who clocked 18:24 on the 5,000-meter course, is also expected to quality for the State Meet this year in Fresno, where she hopes to improve upon last year’s 18th-place finish in the Div. I race. Fitzgerald and her No. 5 Bulldogs will join the boys Saturday at the nationally respected Mount San Antonio College Invitational in Walnut. (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It is halfway through the prep cross country season, and two runners from the Antelope Valley have established themselves among the best in the area. Highland High of Palmdale junior Jeremy Acosta has taken first place this year at the Seaside Invitational in Ventura and at the Kenny Staub Invitational in Crescenta Valley. Acosta, whose Bulldogs are ranked No. 6 in the Daily News coverage area, clocked 15 minutes, 6 seconds to win the seaside race in early September, and finished in 15:55 on Sept. 30 on the three-mile course at Staub. Acosta and Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta sophomore Zack Torres traded elbows for much of the race at Staub before Acosta pulled away in the final 100 meters to defeat Torres by 7 seconds. last_img read more

first_imgAymeric Laporte fears personal reasons are behind Didier Deschamps’ decision not to call him up to the France squad.The Manchester City defender has been excellent for Pep Guardiola’s side and has formed a strong partnership with John Stones. huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Despite the absence of first-choice centre-back Samuel Umtiti through injury, the 24-year-old has been overlooked continuously by Deschamps and has not been included in the national team since making an appearance on the bench against Spain in March 2017.A £57million signing from Athletic Bilbao in January, Laporte feels his continued absence has nothing to do with football.“There is a coach and he doesn’t call me, so I need to wait, to keep working and that’s it,” Laporte told Basque media outlet EiTB. BEST OF 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “Of course I don’t think it’s because of a sporting issue, you’d have to ask him personally, I don’t have anything personal against him, but if someone has a problem it’s him and not me.“I could be a world champion… but these are the decisions of the coach, who is not calling me for, I think, personal reasons, and I have to respect him.While he is eligible to represent Spain, Laporte has appeared to rule out that option. “Play with Spain. I think that’s already closed, but even so I opt for France because I’m French, I don’t have dual citizenship and I’m not going to ask for it.” REVEALED no dice center_img The defender has not been in the squad since March 2017 Laporte has been excellent for Manchester City Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Latest Football News ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

first_imgCeltic have also been sanctioned with three more disciplinary charges including the displaying of an alleged “illicit banner” by fans during the second leg. Leigh Griffiths has been suspended for the first leg of Celtic’s Champions League third qualifying round clash against Rosenborg after UEFA took action against the striker and the club.Griffiths received a one-match ban for “provoking supporters” at the end of his team’s win over Linfield by tying a Celtic scarf around the goalposts.The Scotland forward had earlier been booked in controversial circumstances  when he complained to the referee that bottles were thrown at him as he prepared to take a corner. Linfield have been hit with a partial closure of their stadium for their next European game after the striker was targeted.last_img read more

first_imgHouchin is currently serving in her first term, and represents District 47, which includes Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County. Sen. Erin Houchin has filed with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office for re-election to the State Senate.“When I was sworn into office in November of 2014, I pledged to fight for the people of Senate District 47 – never forgetting whom I represent, and the values we share,” said Houchin.  “Serving my community has been rewarding, and I am proud of what we have accomplished together. We have made positive things happen for Southern Indiana, but there is still more to be done.”Houchin helped to create balanced budgets for Indiana every year of her term and voted to support a Balanced Budget Amendment to Indiana’s State Constitution. For her work on expanding access to affordable and efficient broadband services to underserved areas, she was named ‘Legislator of the Year’ in 2015 by the Indiana Broadband and Technology Association.In 2017, her work to provide law enforcement the tools necessary to protect us, and require that drug dealers receive tougher penalties for their crimes, earned her the ‘Legislative Excellence Award’ from the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.She has maintained a 100 percent voting record on Right to Life issues, and passed the only pro-life legislation in the 2017 Legislative Session.“It is my honor to serve in the State Senate, and I am incredibly blessed to have this opportunity,” said Houchin. “Indiana is a great place to live, work, and raise a family – and I look forward to working to make it even better in the months and years to come.”Houchin currently serves on the Commerce & Technology, Elections, Family & Children Services, Tax & Fiscal Policy, and Utilities Committees, and is a former Chairman of the Indiana Commission for Improving the Status of Children.She also serves as the Assistant Majority Whip for the Republican Caucus.She lives in Salem with her husband, Dustin, and their three children.last_img read more

first_imgA gale warning has been issued by Environment Canada due to strong east winds predicted for Saturday evening, lasting into Sunday morning.Winds are currently out of the northeast and are expected to switch more easterly and climb to 35 km/h late this afternoon or early evening.Forecasts call for the winds to peak during the overnight period with sustained wind speeds between 40 and 60 km/h and gusts between 60 and 90 km/h.Forecasts call for the winds to switch to the southeast Sunday morning and southwest in the afternoon. Some forecasts are calling for winds on Sunday to drop in the morning while others are calling for winds to stay strong throughout the day.The marine forecast suggests wave heights on Lake Erie could reach two to three metres in height overnight. Forecasts also suggest that there could be 10-20 mm of rain overnight into tomorrow morning.The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority states that strong winds will be driving waves onto the Lake Erie shoreline in Chatham-Kent and Elgin County throughout the evening and overnight period and into Sunday.“There is quite a bit of variability in the forecasts and what areas may get impacted depends on what actually occurs,” the LTVCA stated. “But there is the potential for impacts to all locations along the shoreline during this event.”The high bluff areas along the Chatham-Kent and Elgin County shorelines will be exposed to wave action throughout this event and there is a risk of shoreline damage.More low-lying shoreline areas in Chatham-Kent around Rose Beach Line and Wheatley will also be exposed for almost the entire event and there is a risk of shoreline damage and flooding in these areas.Communities on the west of Rondeau Bay such as Shrewsbury and Erieau could also see flooding from the bay with the higher wind forecasts if the winds stay more east or northeast.“Generally, Erie Shore Drive would be sheltered from east winds but a couple forecasts suggest winds could be more southeast and a couple forecasts suggest that winds will still be strong enough to cause issues Sunday morning when winds switch to the south,” the LTVCA stated.The rain in the forecast could add to the flooding in low-lying, poorly drained areas or along waterways in shoreline areas.last_img read more