MANCHESTER, England (AP): With his brief and humiliating experience as coach of England’s national team behind him, Sam Allardyce is back on familiar ground in the Premier League and doing what he does best: Turning around the fortunes of a struggling team. ‘Big Sam’, as he is known in football circles, is a master at keeping clubs in the Premier League, so it was no surprise that Crystal Palace turned to him late last year as the south London club plunged towards the relegation zone. He made a slow start to life at Palace, but results over the last month have been typical of Allardyce: Three games, three gritty performances, three clean sheets and most importantly three wins. Palace have pulled four points clear of the bottom three. Another team saved by Allardyce? Not quite, but he certainly has Palace the worst-performing team in all four professional leagues of English football in 2016 heading in the right direction. The pragmatic, no-nonsense manager has done that by getting back to basics, starting at the back where Palace was extremely shaky under previous manager Alan Pardew. Fortunately, Allardyce had a transfer window to shake up the squad and two signings are starting to prove their worth. France centre back Mamadou Sakho was brought in on loan from Liverpool, where he was out of the team because of fitness issues and after getting a provisional ban for a failed doping test that was later dismissed by UEFA. Sakho has slotted into a newly formed five-man defence and Palace hasn’t conceded a goal with him in the team. Luka Milivojevic, a holding midfielder from Serbia, joined from Olympiakos and has been stationed in front of the defence for the wins over Middlesbrough (1-0), West Bromwich Albion (2-0) and Watford (1-0), offering great protection. It hasn’t been pretty, but Palace are grinding out crucial points. The hard work might just be starting, though. Tomorrow, Palace play at leaders Chelsea in the first game of a difficult 10-match run-in in the Premier League that includes trips to Southampton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as home games against Arsenal, Leicester and Tottenham. That four-point cushion could come in very handy for Palace, who are 16th in the 20-team league. Elsewhere, the future of manager Arsene Wenger and forward Alexis Sanchez are up in the air, and Arsenal are struggling for form on the field. Arsenal’s only wins in eight games since January have been against Premier League struggler Hull and non-league teams Sutton and Lincoln in the FA Cup. The team has dropped to sixth in the league, six points behind fourth-place Liverpool, who occupies the final Champions League qualification spot. Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League every year since 1998. With his latest deal due to expire at the end of this season, Wenger gave no new hints about his future plans yesterday, saying: “It’s a subject that, at the moment, is not sorted completely out.” MERSEYSIDE DEBY BACK TO BASICS Liverpool have established a reputation under manager Juergen Klopp for playing well against the league’s top sides and being less fluent against the rest. So where do Everton fit in these days? Everton have climbed to seventh in the standings after seven wins in its last 10 games and even has an outside shot at Champions League qualification. Liverpool have not lost any of their last 13 Merseyside derbies since a 2-0 win for Everton in October 2010.
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq “Our patriotism must never be questioned” – Jagdeo
… says Guyanese need to work together for true prosperityOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeoas Guyana and Guyanese here and abroad celebrate the country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence from British rule, Opposition Leader and former President Bharrat Jagdeo believes that Guyanese need to work together in order for the country to truly prosper.He was at the time addressing the National Assembly late Tuesday evening. The Opposition Leader took the opportunity to extend Independence greetings to Guyanese, while wishing Government parliamentarians, a year filled with productive service in favour of development in the country.“We believe that we have to work together regardless of our political affiliation to move our country forward. We too share a vision for this country – a vision that is similar, at least in its ideals, to those and that of the President (David Granger). We’d like to see our country prosper, we’d like our people to progressively have a better life,” he stated.Jagdeo added that he too envisioned a green economy and national patrimony which could be passed on to future generations. He said that the Party wanted the country’s people to live together in harmony and not be divided by history and by current circumstances.“We believe that as Guyanese we have more in common than those things that divide us…Regardless of the robust debates that we have; regardless of the numerous encounters we have wherever we go in the streets or on television or in the debates, we are all children of this soil. We all share its history,” he posited.The former Head of State recalled Guyana’s history and the struggle the country’s fore-parents had to endure in their fight for Independence. He said as the country celebrates its jubilee milestone, persons must take account of the struggles of all of those who fought for freedom.“Here in Guyana, we must disabuse our minds that somehow the British handed this (freedom) to us. From the very first fight for freedom from slavery and from organised trade union movement to the Political Affairs Committee 1946, when the first sort of political action was brought together in an organised way… and then in 1950 when Burnham and Cheddi Jagan formed the first political party in Guyana – the People’s Progressive Party,” he recounted.According to Jagdeo, these were all important milestones in the march to freedom and it was progressive policies in 1950 that paved the way for what came after. He went on to say that the PPP and its then leaders started to enact those policies because they wanted to change Guyanese lives for better.However, he pointed out that this journey was not without struggle as external pressure and interference mounted in the early 60s, mainly because some did not want freedom to be extended to Guyana or they wanted freedom but on their own conditions.The Opposition Leader noted that those situations have negatively impacted Guyanese as they promoted division among them, something which still lives in the lives of that generation and has even poisoned the minds of this new generation.“So when we talk about social cohesion today, the primary task, I think, is to go back and remove the (divisiveness) from that period. Yes, we did have (division) from local leaders who might have been used, but the plot was external to divide our people, purely external and we have had to live with the consequences,” he stated.On this note, Jagdeo outlined that they had to ensure collectively that whatever policies were enacted today, that Guyanese perceive them to be for the entire country. He further remarked that after the Independence celebrations, he hopes the whole year would be spent on achieving the lofty vision of bringing Guyanese together, noting that this was something his party was willing to be part of.“The PPP and its members will always work in the nation’s interest. Our patriotism must never be questioned. We and our members love this country as much as anyone else do… We will work as hard for this country as anyone else. We are looking forward to 50 years in the future when we can look back at this celebration and say our country have moved forward,” he said.
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Old Road Junction Responsible for Flooding, Says Prophetess
In wake of continued flooding affecting many communities in and around Monrovia, it has been prophesied that “Old Road Junction, precisely the Kailondo area, is responsible for the flooding.Prophetess Cathy Jaikwee of Truth Salvation Ministry told reporters Monday, July 7, in Monrovia that she received a divine prophecy from God Almighty revealing that the Creator is “angry with Liberia and the punishment is intensive rainfall.”According to Madam Jaikwee, God spoke to her Sunday night revealing that the outcome of His anger will be the destruction of the land through flooding if the nation does not take steps to prevent this.“The first place the Lord talked about was West Point Community,” Prophetess Jaikwee said.”In my dream, God took me to West Point and showed me the ocean swallowing the entire West Point, where women and children struggled for survival.”“Another place he took me was McDonald Street on Crown Hill, Monrovia. The whole area was covered by water, with people struggling. The Lord warned that there are more we should expect from the flooding. He then revealed that Old Road Junction is responsible for the problems. Old Road is the reason why there is more flooding taking place across the city.”The Lord said to me, Prophetess Jaikwee continued, “I am angry with this nation and am about to destroy it. I love and blessed this country but her leaders don’t have fear for their creator. Too many sinful things are going on in this country and the leaders are responsible. Man sleeping with man while women are doing the same. Public officials using human blood for sacrifices just for power’s sake. These are things for which God is angry with this country and we need to repent.”Prophetess Jaikwee, who worships with the local ministry squatting in the G. W. Gibson School, disclosed that the remedy as instructed by the Creator is intensive prayer. “Until the entire country can pray to ask God to stop this destruction, we can’t do anything about this,” she noted.How could Old Road Junction be responsible for such disaster, the prophetess was asked by our reporter. But she declined to elaborate, adding: “I speak what God asks me to say to the nation. He did not say why Old Road is to be blamed for said disaster.”It remains unclear as to why Old Road Junction was mentioned. But, Prophetess Jaikwee said, that area has become the center of attraction since the Rainy Season and its many residents, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and commuters have fallen prey to the flood.Of late, President Sirleaf’s residence and surrounding areas have been deeply affected by floods, sparking a protest in front of the President’s house by angry residents who believed the President’s compound was constructed in the waterway and must be removed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Akon Arrives to launch #LightToLearn
On October 20-21, 2016, international music icon and entrepreneur Akon will join forces with To: (Tikkun Olam) and Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia for an event that will launch the Light To Learn initiative. Akon will personally light up the communities around J.W. Pearson Elementary School in Monrovia and Zuluyee Public School in the Ganta District of Nimba County, using solar-generated lighting technology. Light To Learn is an initiative that highlights the positive impact of investment in Africa’s sustainable power and education, and the importance of developing both sectors as they propel Liberia and the continent towards a better and brighter future. While 80 percent of the world’s population has access to electricity, only 30 percent of the African population enjoys this benefit. Today, almost 600 million inhabitants live without electricity, particularly in rural areas. In some countries such as Liberia, there is virtually no access to electricity except by petrol generators. The Light to Learn initiative aims to bring clean, affordable and endless solar energy that will in turn bring about beneficial change such as: Empowering schools to use technology to support teachers in lesson preparation and classroom management; Making use of digital libraries with access to hundreds of books at a child’s fingertips possible even in remote communities; Providing light to business owners such as shopkeepers, tradesmen and cooks to work and expand their activities and revenues; Making roads safer and improving the structure of public places; Helping guarantee the continuity of healthcare services as doctors are able to examine patients at dark; and Improving health within homes and communities who will be saved from using pollutant, toxic and costly domestic fuels such as kerosene“Our teachers don’t feel confident teaching because without electricity and with few materials we are unable to prepare for lessons,” said Cathrine Jrikan, Vice Principal of Instruction at Bridge Partnership School J.W. Pearson. “This initiative means that my school will have the power it needs to enable use of modern technology, tablets for every teacher, and the materials and tools needed for classes; plus a digital library for the children. It will completely change their education for the better.” “This year, we come to school and stay long because the lessons are good,” said Patricia Davis, an 18 year-old 6th grader at Bridge Partnership School Kpakolokoyata, whose education has benefitted from the provision of sustainable power, “People in town encourage us to learn now.”“This is part of our plan for fostering harmony where we create lasting change on the ground,” said Nachson Mimran of To: “Studies show that the greatest developmental impact comes from investing in education and power. In this instance we accomplish both.”Speaking ahead of the event, Akon commented “To be able to empower millions of people in Africa has always been a dream of mine. Our main goal is to bring light to Africa through public-private partnerships and the ripple effect of this is job creation, safety, commerce and supporting African children in furthering their education.”Light To Learn is building a brighter Liberia. Members of the press are invited to join the Light To Learn initiative at its launch and celebrate sustainable and innovative solutions that are contributing to solving the current energy and education crisis. There are plans to bring the Light To Learn movement to other countries in Africa.Special invited guest Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, students of the Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia, teaching staff, parents, government officials and VIPs are expected to be in attendance. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Obesity surgery rate increasing among kids
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHICAGO – The number of U.S. children having obesity surgery has tripled in recent years, surging at a pace that could mean more than 1,000 such operations this year, new research suggests. While the procedure is more common in adults, it appears to be slightly less risky in teens, according to an analysis of data on 12- to 19-year-olds who had obesity surgery from 1996 through 2003. During that time, an estimated 2,744 youngsters nationwide had the operations. The pace tripled between 2000 and 2003, reaching 771 surgeries that year, the study found. Youngsters had shorter hospital stays than adults and none died in the hospital during the study. By contrast, there were 212 in-hospital deaths out of an estimated 104,702 adults who underwent obesity surgery in 2003, or a rate of 0.2 percent, the study found. Researchers at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J., and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center analyzed a database of U.S. hospital patients. Obesity surgeries in children during the eight-year period and adults in 2003 were included in the analysis.
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Four charged in Grande Prairie with using counterfeit American money
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Four people in Grande Prairie have been charged in the wake of numerous warnings of counterfeit US currency that has been circulating in the area.On Wednesday, August 17th at approximately 9:30 p.m., police located a vehicle parked at a motel on the city’s west side that matched the description of a vehicle used in recent reports of counterfeit American money. One woman and two men were arrested without incident before police executed a search warrant of one of the motel’s rooms. Police located approximately $8550 US counterfeit currency in the room.32 year-old Grande Prairie resident Michael James Boyes has been charged with:- Advertisement -Six counts of Uttering/Use Counterfeit Currency, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. In addition, Boynes faces one count each of:Making Counterfeit CurrencyPossession of Instruments for Counterfeiting,Possession of Counterfeit CurrencyLaundering Proceeds of Crime20 year-old David Lee Henderson of Grande Prairie has been charged with:Three counts each of: Possession of Counterfeit Currency (US), and Possession of a Controlled Substance; Two counts of Uttering/Use Counterfeit Currency; and one count each of: Exporting Counterfeit Currency, Making Counterfeit Currency, Possession of Instruments for Counterfeiting, Laundering Proceeds of CrimeAdvertisement 19 year-old Montana Lee Munroe from Prince George has been charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance; and one count each of Possession of Counterfeit Currency, and Possession of Instruments for CounterfeitingThrough the on-going police investigation, police identified and later charged 29 year-old Edmonton resident Kyle Jared Johnson. Johnson has been charged with: three counts of Possession of Counterfeit Currency; two counts of Uttering/Use Counterfeit Currency; and one count each of:Possession of Instruments for CounterfeitingMaking CounterfeitLaundering Proceeds of CrimeObstructing a Peace OfficerPossession of Controlled SubstanceMunroe is set to appear in a Grande Prairie court on Wednesday, August 24th. Boyes, Henderson and Johnson aren’t set to next appear in court until Wednesday, September 14th.
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq SISTER SARA’S ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ HALLOWEEN PARTY KICKS-OFF TONIGHT
Sister Sara’s has a sensational line-up in-store for its loyal customers by having not ONE Halloween party but TWO!! The Halloween party extravaganza kicks-off tonight in Letterkenny’s No.1 super-pub.DJ Paddy Mac will be playing all your favourite tunes to get you in the party ‘SPIRIT’!! There will be prizes for the best dressed, and there are also great drink promotions on offer throughout the night, and over the course of the weekend.On Saturday night, another Halloween party will be hosted by Sister Sara’s and again the same rules apply.There will be loads of prizes on offer for the best dressed on the night.While resident House DJ Marty Curran will be spinning the decks and getting you pumped up for the night. After two nights of Halloween Partying at Sister Sara’s you might feel like a ‘ZOMBIE’ in the morning, but it promises to be a cracking weekend of entertainment.For more info check out their Facebook page now.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sister-Saras/154934577880211SISTER SARA’S ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ HALLOWEEN PARTY KICKS-OFF TONIGHT was last modified: October 31st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’s
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq MURDER SUSPECT McLAUGHLIN ARRESTED IN DERRY AFTER GARDA OPERATION
arrested : McLaughlinThe manhunt for murder suspect Kieran McLaughlin is over after he was arrested this morning after re-entering Derry from Donegal.The 58-year-old was arrested just after 3.00am this morning hiding behind a car in Fern Park in the Galliagh area.He had been spotted earlier in Donegal by Gardai and tracked by the PSNI when he crossed the border. No shots were fired. After stealing another car McLaughlin was traced to Fern Park where he was arrested by specially trained PSNI firearms officers.He was taken to the PSNI’s serious crime suite in Antrim for questioning.The area around where McLaughlin was arrested remains sealed off by the PSNI who have confirmed a firearm has been recovered. They are currently carrying out a search for a possible second gun.McLaughlin, from the Galliagh area, had been on the run since the murder of 35-year-old Barry McCr MURDER SUSPECT McLAUGHLIN ARRESTED IN DERRY AFTER GARDA OPERATION was last modified: October 16th, 2013 by John2Share 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:arrestedmclaughlin
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Men’s Tennis Earns 4-3 Decision Over Rice
2. Jamie Malik (RICE) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 7-5, 6-4 Box Score 1. #73 Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Tommy Bennett (RICE) 6-4, 6-2 “We had a strong showing yesterday against No. 9 Texas and used that to put together a very confident match today with Rice,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski. “Huge effort getting doubles point, which was the difference. We were down a break on court two and found a way to steal that one.”The Bulldogs managed to win critical doubles point, which proved to be the deciding point. Tom Hands and Barny Thorold defeated Eric Rutledge and Jake Hansen, 7-5 at No. 3 after Rice won on court one. Juniors Ben Stride and Ben Wood came away with a 7-5 win over Oscar Janglin and Emanuel Llams at No. 2 to secure the doubles point. The Bulldogs head to in-state rivals Iowa on Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. 6. Emanuel Llamas (RICE) def. Wood, Ben (DU) 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 After dropping his first set in a tiebreaker, Thorold came back to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 to give Drake the decisive point and earn his first career match-clinching victory.”As other courts were playing out and finishing I didn’t think I’d even get to finish the match but then some courts took some tough loses and I knew I’d have to step my game up and get the win. The team got behind me and I managed to come back and take the win. I couldn’t have done it without the rest of the team,” said Thorold. 2. Stride, Ben/Wood, Ben (DU) def. Oscar Janglin/Emanuel Llamas (RICE) 7-5 4. Thorold, Barnaby (DU) def. Eric Rutledge (RICE) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-4 Match Notes Consolation Match 3. Jake Hansen (RICE) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5) Story Links 5. Hands, Tom (DU) def. David Warren (RICE) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) T-3:30 ITA Kick-Off Weekend Sophomore Vinny Gillespie put the Bulldogs up 2-0 with a straight set win, 6-4, 6-2, over Tommy Bennett at No. 1 singles. Hands put Drake a point away from sealing the match when he beat David Warren, 6-4, 7-6 at No. 5. Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,5,2,6,3,4) Drake 3-1 AUSTIN, Texas – The Drake University men’s tennis team grinded out a 4-3 victory over Rice on the final day of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday. 3. Hands, Tom/Thorold, Barnaby (DU) def. Eric Rutledge/Jake Hansen (RICE) 7-5 Print Friendly Version The Owls battled back to win court two and then took three-set victories at No. 6 and No. 3 to tie it up at 3-3.”Incredible job by freshman, Barny Thorold, winning both his doubles and singles matches. He kept his nerve to clinch the win. I also need to applaud Tom Hands for his effort the entire weekend,” said Kozlowski. 1. David Warren/Tommy Bennett (RICE) def. Gillespie, Vinny/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 6-1 Rice 4-3 Doubles competition Drake 4, Rice 3Jan 29, 2017 at Austin, Texas (Weller Indoor) Singles competition
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Express to face Police in Uganda Cup round of 16
Tags: bright starsExpress FCGeorge Ssemwogererekefa kisalaKiboga Youngonduparaka fcpolice fcPorline FCtopURA FCvipers sc Holders KCCA FC were eliminated in the last round (file photo)MENGO – Express FC have been drawn to face Police in the Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 16.This was confirmed on Wednesday when the draws were conducted the FUFA head quarters in Mengo.The game between the two will be the third time that they face off this season and the second at Wankulukuku.On Monday, Police defeated Express 2-0 in the second game of the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season.The win for the Cops meant that either side had defeated the other once. It also resulted to the firing of Kefa Kisala who was later replaced by George Ssemwogerere.Last year’s finalist Vipers SC have been handed a relatively negotiable fixture, at home to Kiboga Young.Vipers lost last years final 1-0 to KCCA FC in Bukedea.Their last triumph in the competition dates back to 2016 when they defeated Onduparaka 3-1 at Nakivubo.For Big League Money-Bags, Wakiso Giants, they will face Tooro United at Bugembe.Wakiso scrapped to a penalty shoot-out win over Kireka United in the last round while their visitors eliminated holders KCCA FC.Bul FC who ousted Mbarara City in the round of 32 will take on Big League side Bukedea while URA FC host Bright Stars at Namboole in another all top flight encounter.Nkambi Coffee who eliminated Villa have been rewarded with a trip to Nebbi where they will face Nebbi Central.The other fixtures have pitted Onduparaka away to Proline while Kitara host Kyetume in an all Big League tie.The dates of the Round of 16 matches will be communicated by the Federation at a later date.The Round of 16 Fixtures:-Wakiso Giants Vs. Tooro United – Bugembe-Express Vs. Police – Wankululuku-Bul Vs. Bukedea Town -Njeru-Vipers Vs. Kiboga Young – Kitende-Kitara Vs. Kyetume – Kigaya, Hoima-URA Vs. Bright Stars – Namboole-Proline Vs. Onduparaka – Lugogo-Nebbi Central FC Vs. Nkambi FC – NebbiComments