a month agoWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini: We must stay where we are

first_imgWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini: We must stay where we areby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must hold their Europa League qualifying place.The Hammers sit fifth in the Premier League after six games, having lost just once this season on the opening day, and travel to Bournemouth on Saturday.Pellegrini said: “At this moment we’re in fifth position.”We must try to defend that position, it’s a European spot. We are just starting, it is six games.”Sometimes you must try to reach that position, in this moment we are [in it], so we must try to keep it. The best way of doing that is winning.”[Bournemouth] play offensive football. They have dangerous strikers. We must be very concentrated on defending but we are going for three points. We’ll attack from the first minute and look for three points more.”Against Manchester United we played a very good game. We had good concentration. If we can repeat that performance, we’ll win a lot of games.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Toronto stock index plunges on tumbling energy prices loonie loses ground

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s largest stock index nose-dived Tuesday while U.S. stocks slumped as the price of oil saw its biggest single-day drop since October.The S&P/TSX composite index retreated 113.13 points to 15,913.13, with the energy sector leading the broad-based decline as the December crude contract fell US$1.06 to US$55.70 per barrel.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 30.23 points to 23,409.47. The S&P 500 index edged back 5.97 points to 2,578.87 and the Nasdaq composite index lost 19.73 points to 6,737.87.“We’re seeing continuing weakness in global markets. We’ve seen that all the major markets have kind of retreated from the highs that were set earlier in the month,” said Todd Mattina, chief economist and strategist at Mackenzie Investments.“The decline in oil prices is really weighing on energy sectors in global markets, which of course is very important for the Canadian market.”Mattina said a dovish report on Tuesday from the International Energy Agency has played a role in softening energy prices. The report said that growth in U.S. oil outputs is supposed to be very strong, with very rapid growth expected between now and 2025.“We’ve seen a very impressive rally in oil prices recently which has been driven by hopes of continued OPEC production cuts as well as the uncertainty around the political drama in Saudi Arabia,” Mattina said.“But today we’re seeing a step back from that as there’s been a forecast of warmer than normal weather as well as very robust production in the U.S. over the coming years.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at 78.54 cents US, down 0.31 of a U.S. cent from last Friday.Elsewhere in commodities, the December gold contract was up US$4.00 to US$1,282.90 an ounce. The December natural gas contract gave back seven cents to US$3.10 per mmBTU and the December copper contract declined five cents to US$3.07 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

Arms dealer held in Baruipur

first_imgKolkata: A huge quantity of firearms were seized from Baruipur on Wednesday and an arms racketeer has been arrested in this connection.According to police sources, on Wednesday morning sleuths got a tip-off that one Barkatulla Laskar is running a firearms racket at his house at Bakultala in Baruipur. Immediately, police raided his house. During the search , sleuths found one double barrel pipe gun, one six chamber revolver, one 9 mm pistol along with magazine, one 7 mm pistol along with two magazines, one single shoter pipe gun, 12 live bullets of small fire arms, 13 bullets of three rifles, 10 kg explosives and 4 crude bombs from his house. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDuring the preliminary investigation, sleuths came to know that Laskar used to import illegal firearms from Munger in Bihar and sell them to local people. It is suspected that he had recently imported the firearms to use during the polls. It is suspected that apart from Laskar many more persons are involved in the racket. Sleuths have launched an extensive search operation to nab other connected with the racket. Last month, huge quantity of fire arms were seized from Kultali and Diamond Harbour. An arms factory was busted at Napitkhali in Kultali. Police had raided a house and found huge numbers of fire arms. In the factory, mainly small firearms were being manufactured. Sleuths had found the fire arms, which were already packed and ready to be delivered. Two persons were arrested in this connection.last_img read more

Miami Feeling The Heat In Tonights Game 5

Miami Feeling The Heat In Tonights Game 5

Chris Bosh is listed as day-to-day for the Miami Heat. His team is on a life support.Tonight’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals could be the defining moment of a Heat team built for the championship. If it again wins on his home court to take a 3-2 series lead, then much of the speculation will be at least suspended.A defeat to the Boston Celtics would signal the largest panic alarm in league history.How did Miami get here? The Heat looked strong, even without Bosh (abdominal strain) in handling the Celtics in Games 1 and 2 at American Airlines Arena. Strong, but not invincible.In Boston, the Heat of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were a different, vulnerable club. Their weaknesses showed up for all to see, and James seemed to be operating with little consistent aid from anyone, including Wade.With the series tied at 2-2, Game 5 in Miami places considerable heat on the Heat.Bosh could provide some relief. He has undergone treatment throughout the series, and after various workouts to test his strained abdomen coach Eric Spoelstra that he is ready to play.Spoelstra, however,  is still undecided about Bosh’s availability.“He’ll get a vote,” Spoelstra said. “Again. Everything is heightened right now. These are extreme circumstances. Everybody will be involved in the decision, if and when it happens. But you always have to take the player’s opinion with a grain of salt. They all say they’re ready. . . He said he was ready 10 days ago.”The addition of Bosh, even in a reserve role, would give the Heat an additional weapon offensively and an inside defensive presence to defend Boston’s Kevin Garnett. The Celtics are under pressure, too. They understand the importance of winning Game 5 and getting a chance to close out Miami in Boston on Thursday.But the Celtics are older and there was little expectation that they would conquer mighty Miami. They might not, but they surely have made the series far more interesting than most anticipated — especially the Heat. read more

Track and Field Ohio State impresses at Tennessee Relays

Ohio State freshman Andre Jeff crosses the finish line in 4×400-meter relay to seal the 2018 men’s track and field Big Ten championship in Geneva, Ohio on Feb. 24. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern reporterOhio State’s freshmen had a big weekend at one of the most competitive meets of the season, the Tennessee Relays, in Knoxville, Tennessee.On the men’s side, freshman Eric Harrison and freshman Andre Jeff had impressive days individually and contributed to some of the top performing relay teams. The women’s 4×800-meter-relay team finished second with freshmen Aziza Ayoub and Mary Figler providing a bulk of the support for the unit. The meet involved many professional athletes, including world record holders such as Christian Coleman and Kendra Harrison. Four-time Olympic athlete Justin Gatlin also competed at the meet. Men’s recapOhio State’s sprint medley team, consisting of freshman Tavonte Mott, junior Kyle McKinney, freshman Paul Bete and Jeff, finished first with a time of 3:27.Harrison, junior Nick Gray, senior Duan Asemota and senior Zack Bazile brought Ohio State’s 4×100-meter relay team to a second-place finish with a time of 39.31 seconds. The Buckeyes fell to America’s ProForm team, a professional group that carried Coleman and Gatlin.Harrison set a personal best, finishing second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.70 seconds. Jeff finished second in the 400-meter run with a time of 46.92 seconds. Senior Cole Gorski finished third in pole vault with a jump of 5.30 meters.Bazile finished third in long jump with a jump of 7.79 meters.Asemota, senior Jerry Jackson, junior DeJuan Seward and freshman Joseph Cooper led Ohio State’s 4×200-meter relay team to a third-place finish with a time of 1:25.30.Senior Nick Demaline finished third in the shot put with his last throw of 19.62 meters.Women’s RecapJunior Sarah Kanney won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:54. Ohio State’s 4×800-meter relay team made up of freshman Aziza Ayoub, freshman Mary Figler, senior Olivia Smith and sophomore Annie Ubing finished second with a time of 9:02.Junior Sarah Stanley finished second in javelin throw with a 42.23-meter throw.In the 400-meter dash, senior Maggie Berrie finished second with a time of 52.88 seconds.In the 100-meter hurdles, senior Chantel Ray placed fifth with a personal best time of 13.11 seconds. Ray was among fast company in that competition. Kendra Harrison, who won the race, owns the 100-meter hurdles world record.  Ohio State will host its only outdoor meet, the Jesse Owens Track Classic, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, all day both Friday and Saturday. read more

Rivaldos warning for Barcelona over Lionel Messi

Rivaldos warning for Barcelona over Lionel Messi

first_imgBrazil great Rivaldo gave former club Barcelona a warning that they must stop relying on an ageing Lionel Messi to bail them out of trouble every time nowThe Argentine striker is considered to be one of the greatest ever players in world football and has graced the Camp Nou over the years with his unique talents.But at 31 years of age, time is beginning to run out for Messi and he was unable to save Barcelona from their recent slump in form.Ernesto Valverde’s side have now gone three games without victory ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game at Wembley against Tottenham.And Rivaldo demanded that Messi’s teammates step up to the plate instead of relying on him all the time.“Right now, the only thing I can say is there are reasons to be worried as it’s rare to see Barcelona struggling for three consecutive matches in La Liga,” Rivaldo told Betfair.“Yes, that’s good for the competition but bad for Barca because the club is not used to losing many points to ‘lesser’ opponents.“The team must be careful because the Champions League is tougher than the Spanish league, and if they are losing points against this kind of opposition, things could get even worse in Europe, so they must wake up quickly.👋✈ London, there we go!🔝👌 @ThomBrowneNY #SpursBarça pic.twitter.com/9HPQUyVJuRDavid Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 2, 2018“When you go three matches without a win, I think that both players and manager must share the responsibility.“Barcelona have great players and a good manager, but things are not happening for them now, so it’s time to worry about it, but taking common responsibility and never blaming anyone individually.“Anyway, if Barcelona wants to be crowned Champions League winner this season they absolutely must improve their quality and stop playing as they did last three games.“We all know how good Lionel Messi is as a player and how decisive he is so often, but Barcelona have other great players in the team and to keep depending on his goals and assists is problematic.“Barca needs other players to rise up to the occasion.“Messi won’t last forever and at his age it’s normal that his level starts decreasing slightly year after year, so there must be someone to take the reins.“Of course, Barcelona already have the kind of players that could decide a match, but the truth is that they aren’t stepping up when it’s important, and for all the quality Messi could have, he cannot keep deciding games on his own.”last_img read more

MilinkovicSavic says he renewed his contract

MilinkovicSavic says he renewed his contract

first_imgThe Lazio footballer talked about the team’s plans to retreat for three or four days, while he also said he was happy at the clubAfter many rumors, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has signed a contract renewal with Italian Lega Serie A club Lazio.“We had a great season last year, maybe we did not start it the same way, but we try to do everything to give our best,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“It is right to go because the club has decided this, we will be together for 3-4 days, we will talk more and we will work to win the match against Sampdoria”.“It’s not easy to live through the transfer market, I did not do well at the World Cup, but I knew I was staying at Lazio, I have also renewed my contract,” he added.2Now, let’s move forward. People give me a value, but I have to demonstrate it on the field: the rest does not interest me”.last_img read more

Severe Flooding from Joaquins Rains shuts down Provo

Severe Flooding from Joaquins Rains shuts down Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:flooding, hurricane joaquin Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas Providenciales, 02 Oct 2015 – The country was not under storm watch or warning, but that did not stop Hurricane Joaquin from bringing the country to a standstill. Airports were closed, airline companies grounded flights, schools and banks were shut down and government required only essential personnel. In Provo and Grand Turk photos revealed that roadways and businesses were flooded;traffic at an impasse and power was out in areas like South Dock and Chalk Sound. AsHurricane Joaquin moves away from TCI and further toward the Central and Northwestern Bahamas, it is a Category three hurricane, with 120 mph winds, expected to dump as much as 30 inches of rain. Atlantic Hurricane Season over; takes 88 lives, costs $590 millioncenter_img North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin flooding Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more