BPL PREVIEWS

first_imgCRYSTAL PALACEVS ASTON VILLAAston Villa won five away games in the Barclays Premier League last season, including the 1-0 victory at Selhurst Park. Yet they beat AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on the season’s opening day and must decide whether to give a first start to new striker Rudy Gestede. Palace miss Fraizer Campbell while Villa are without Gary Gardner, Chris Herd and Jack Grealish.LEICESTER VS TOTTENHAMLeicester City have a 100 per cent record from two games, their best start to a top-flight season for 88 years. A third win would represent their best ever start at this level. Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, have yet to win this season but they have beaten Leicester on their last two visits.NORWICH CITYVS STOKE CITYNorwich have never lost at home to the Potters in the Barclays Premier League, winning one and drawing two. Stoke last won at Carrow Road in March 2008, in the Championship, while they have never won there in the top flight, in 24 attempts. Overall, Stoke have won just three, lost 12 and drawn nine.SUNDERLAND VS SWANSEA CITYSunderland failed to win in their last three Barclays Premier League last term and have started as they finished, losing both games and conceding seven goals in the process – their worst top-flight start for 10 years, when they lost their first five. Swansea have failed to score in three of their four Premier League visits to the Stadium of Light.WEST HAM VS BOURNEMOUTHIn five games in all competitions Bournemouth have never beaten West Ham, drawing two and losing three. Three home games have seen the Hammers win all three and scoring nine goals. Bournemouth have lost their first two in the Barclays Premier League, their worst start at any level since 2001. They last lost their first three in 1994 (they actually lost their first seven in the old Second Division).WATFORD VS SOUTHAMPTONOver recent years these teams have been more used to meeting in the lower leagues; this is their first clash in the Premier League since April 2000 when Saints won 2-0 at home, while Watford, who have opened this Barclays Premier League season with successive draws, won 3-2 at Vicarage Road that season.last_img read more

PVL: Bulldogs down Altas in battle of collegiate champs

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “It feels great that we overcame the NCAA champions. We dominated in the fourth set thanks to our blocking,” NU coach Dante Alinsunurin said in Filipino.Bryan Bagunas finished the job for the Bulldogs after sealing a three-point spurt with a drop, 25-16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’NU topped Perpetual in service aces, 6-1. The Bulldogs also dominated the blocking department, 16-13.Bryan Bagunas led NU with 24 points while Angelo Almendres followed with 13 markers. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 award FILE – Bryan Bagunas of NU. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUAAP champion National University zoomed past NCAA champion University of Perpetual Help, 25-18, 27-25, 23-25, 25-16 in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Bulldogs joined Adamson and University of the Philippines in the upper half of the standings with a 1-0 slate while the Altas absorbed their first loss.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Weightlifting coach builds foundation of success Ronniel Rosales led the Altas with 14 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Blueberry Hill man charged with larceny, escaping from lawful custody

first_imgWendell Pereira, also known as “Old Head”, of Lot 34 Blueberry Hill, Wismar, Linden, is facing two charges of break and enter and larceny and an escaping from lawful custody charge at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.On Wednesday, Magistrate Annette Singh reduced Pereira’s bail from $70,000 to $50,000. It is alleged that the 51-year-old broke and entered the business place of Richard Hopkinson and stole half a case of shandy between July 15 and 16, 2018 at the Wisroc/Amelia’s Ward bus park.The second charge stated that the defendant between July 17 and 18, 2018 at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie, he broke and entered the business place of Monica Reece and stole a quantity of items, including one flat-screen television valued $168,000, one VCR worth $15,000, an amplifier valued at $65,000, a gas bottle valued $8000, 18 bottles of Black Stone valued $32,000, 18 bottles of Banko valued $6000 and 10 Pringles valued $3600 – a total value of $297,600.It is also alleged that Pereira on July 23, 2018 escaped from lawful custody while he was being detained at the Wismar Police Station in Linden. Bail for both counts of break and enter and larceny were reduced from $30,000 to $20,000 while bail for the escape from lawful custody charge remained at $10,000. The matter was adjourned to January 11, 2018.last_img read more

United advised to buy Brazil star, £65m bid rumoured, and more transfer news

first_img James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – There have been reports over the last few days which suggest the Colombian star isn’t too happy in the Spanish capital. He’s been on the substitutes bench under Zinedine Zidane so far and Spanish website Fichajes believe Manchester United could attempt to capitalise on this and may bid a record-breaking £65m on the playmaker. 5 The transfer window’s closure is edging towards us, slowly but surely.Manchester United are yet to make any moves, despite their less than impressive performances and their lack of depth and quality.Fans are crying out for an injection of pace, while others want to see certain members of the Red Devils squad sold.But what are the latest transfer developments involving Louis van Gaal’s side? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Manchester United transfer rumours… Felipe Anderson (Lazio) – Click the right arrow above to find out more Manchester United transfer news… – Anderson is a long-term Man United target who hasn’t performed quite as well as he did last year but remains a threat, with the Red Devils still keen on him. Coach Marcel Bout, according to Calciomercato, speaks extremely favourably about the 22-year-old but it is yet to be seen if the Premier League side are willing to part with £36m to secure his services. Marouane Fellaini – His header onto the crossbar might have helped Wayne Rooney score the winner against Liverpool but Fellaini’s time at Old Trafford looks like it is running out. The Red Devils will make a loss on the ex-Everton star but could get up to £20m, depending on the deal they do. AC Milan are still frontrunners but appear to favour an initial loan move before signing the player permanently. 5 5 Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) – Manchester United officials had reportedly flown to the French capital this week in an attempt to seduce the Argentine star, who is available on the cheap this January. Sadly for the Red Devils, though, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims the player’s agent, Alessandro Moggi, is going to be in London to discuss a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea. However, Moggi believes Inter are the team in pole position at the moment. 5 5 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – The Toffees will do anything they can in their power to keep hold of their star striker, who the Red Devils are interested in signing. Lukaku has been in stunning goalscoring form, scoring 19 goals in all competitions, and to warn off suitors like Man United, it’s reported by The Sun that Everton have slapped a £65m price-tag on their main man.last_img read more

Galatasaray interested in signing Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli

first_img Liverpool The Reds are desperate to get Balotelli off their wage bill this summer 1 Galatasaray have become the latest club to register an interest in signing Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli.The controversial forward spent last season on loan at AC Milan, but he failed to earn himself a permanent deal back in his home country after only finding the three times.According to Sport Mediaset, Galatasaray are ready to stump up a bid for Balotelli’s signature, while Lazio are also keeping an eye on his situation.Liverpool are desperate to get the £80,000-a-week striker off their wage bill this summer and are intent on sanctioning a deal as soon as possible.last_img read more

BASKETBALL: DONEGAL TOWN LADIES CLAIM 6TH CUP IN 7 YEARS

first_imgLadies North West Regional Cup FinalKilcar B.C. 48 Donegal Town B.C. 56Thanks to Ballyshannon Basketball club who hosted this Cup Finals in their excellent gym this season with 2 local south Donegal Rivals battling it out for the title. Donegal came into this as firm Favourites as they despateced a lively Blaze team in semi final. Kilcar on the other hand came in under the radar with a victory over Ballyshannon. A novel pairing it was but the game would indeed be very evenly balanced throughout with Donegal just doing enough to get over the line and retain the Cup Title. Lisa Mc Gill who would go on to earn the MVP was Donegal’s scorer in chief as she had 10 of Donegal’s 12 opening quarter points while Niamh Mc Fadden and Aisling Cunningham were prominent around the basket for Kilcar. Indeed the 2nd would be similar as Donegal struggled to beat the Kilcar zone with very little going right shooting wise. But Kilcar battled away and would not go away with some great scores and great defense as the quarter was shared 10 each. Into the third and still no change but Kilcar did forge ahead with scores from all different sources as they closed out the quarter with a 2 point win to go even in the game 38 each. A great atmosphere in the place as Kilcar looked to go ahead but it was the Donegal girls who got it together to scrape home as Tara Khan hit form along with the wonderful Lisa Mc Gill while 2 vital free throws from Maeve Liston was enough to see the girls over the line. A great performance from the Kilcar girls and with plenty of players should begin to rise up the league. Majella O Donnell and Aisleen Cunningham were Kilcar’s stand out performers in a great game along with Amy O Donnell, Sinead Mc Brearty, Aisling Kennedy and captain Niamh Mc Fadden. Donegal can thank Lisa Mc Gill MVP who was the difference between the 2 teams while Tara Khan, Charlene Mc Hugh and Kelly Harron also had big games. The game as well refereed by Billy Banda and Jay Mc Menamin.  Donegal Town B.C – Charlene Mc Hugh 3, Caroline Breslin 2, Lisa Mc Gill 27, Brid Murphy 2, Katy Herron, Tara Khan 11, Ruta Belazentyte, Rosa Devaney 2, Michaela Breslin 1, Maeve Liston 89, Kelly Harron, Claudia Coughlin, Louise Carr, April Gildea Coach Kevin Sinclair Kilcar B.C. – Niamh Mc Fadden 3, Magella O Donn ell 13, Sinead Mc Brearty 6, Amy O Donnell 4, Ciara Cunningham, Aisleen Cunningham 12, Orlagh Carr 2, Niamh O Malley, Shannon Molloy, Rachel Mc Hugh Coaches Trina Mc Shane & Darina Mockler  BASKETBALL: DONEGAL TOWN LADIES CLAIM 6TH CUP IN 7 YEARS was last modified: March 12th, 2014 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:basketballDonegal TownkilcarLadies FinalNorth West Cuplast_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS ANNOUNCE FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR NEW TRAINING PITCH

first_imgFour Masters GAA NotesFour Masters GAA announce fund raising driveFour Masters GAA Club in Donegal Town have launched their annual draw with six major prizes to win, the main prize being the two All Ireland Football Final tickets together with E250 cash. The draw is aimed at raising badly needed funds for the training pitch which has been up and running over the past few years.Eamonn Gorrell, Chairman of the Club, commented, “ticket’s are being distributed currently and will be on sale from members. This fundraiser is to raise monies to help service loans for our new training pitch. The pitch was developed to accommodate the growing numbers of players that we cater for. This pitch compliments our main pitch and the all-weather and has been a fantastic addition. Many evenings all three pitches are getting fully used and it highlights the popularity of our Gaelic Games. At present there are 300 underage players in the Club and of course our senior teams, male and female. We strive to meet the needs of our players and coaches and to look to the future for the further development of the facilities. At present though the financial priority must be to pay off the outstanding loans we have as a result of the development of the training pitch. To this end we have launched our 2014 Training Pitch Development Draw, with six amazing prizes up for grabs”.Pauric Harvey, Coaching officer at Four Masters, added, “we are presently in very exciting times for football in the county, with our Minors and Seniors, Champions of Ulster. Over the past 12 months within the Club we have implemented new structures and initiatives to develop underage players. Although we are only at the beginning of the process we are seeing huge numbers of children very eager to learn the skills of Gaelic games and with the facilities in place we are able to accommodate them. We are a community focused club and as such our aim is to continue to meet the needs of our local community and in turn we depend on the local community to support the continued development of the club. Our priority, as a club, is to support the development of young people in order that they reach their full potential. All our coaches are therefore trained to a specific standard, working to nurture young people and support them to progress through the various levels. It’s fantastic to see the county doing so well and it is vital that we support the local clubs to ensure this continues into the future”.To find out more about the prize draw or what’s happening at the Four Masters visit their website www.fourmastersgaa.com or call Pauric on 086 052 3905.  GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS ANNOUNCE FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR NEW TRAINING PITCH was last modified: July 22nd, 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

The best 15 wonderkids to buy on FIFA 19 Career Mode for your team

first_imgChristian Fruchtl – Bayern Munich (18 years old) 15 Fans are playing (and loving) FIFA 19 already For the first time in a decade, players can experience the official UEFA Champions Legaue and Europa League group stages and knockout stages as they are featured on this year’s edition.As well as that, the Journey has been given a fitting finale, as Alex Hunter and friend Danny Williams vie for the right to lift the famous European cup.For fans who want to get their favourite club promoted all the way to the Premier League or even win it, Career Mode represents their best opportunity.In order to add yet more depth and reality, this section of the game has been updated as well, with more cutscenes and updated graphics to go alongside the massive strides made with transfer negotiations last year. Abdoulaye Dabo – Nantes (17 years old) CM/CAM: Overall – 65 Potential – 84 Value – £1M GK: Overall – 77 Potential – 89 Value – €11M ST: Overall – 72 Potential – 87 Value – £6.5M CB: Overall – 77 Potential – 85 Value – £11M ST: Overall – 77 Potential – 89 Value – £16M Yacine Adli – Paris Saint-Germain (17 years old) Tony Pulis wears a baseball cap to transfer negotiations on FIFA 18. pic.twitter.com/8BWynrdiQR— Jamie Evans (@_JamieEvans_) October 9, 2017As with every season, fans will be eagerly looking to uncover the next gem of a transfer to promote and upgrade as their season inevitably progress.Here at talkSPORT.com we have scoured the globe and watched several painstaking YouTube clips backed by irritating European house music to assemble a list of the best young players for you to sign on FIFA 19 who could turn into world-beaters.Scroll down to see the list in full.Alban Lafont – Fiorentina (19 years old) Kieran Tierney – Celtic (21 years old) Jesus Vallejo – Real Madrid (21 years old) Viktor Tsyhankov – Dynamo Kiev (20 years old) CB: Overall- 78 Potential – 86 Value – £13M 15 15 LM/CM: Overall – 63 Potential – 87 Value – £800K FIFA 19 is here, like most fans around the world, talkSPORT.com are playing on it every chance we get.The latest edition features more face scans, more celebrations, tricks, stadiums – even Petr Cech’s hat – than ever before. CB: Overall – 73 Potential – 86 Value – £6M 15 Alfa Semedo – Benfica (20 years old) 15center_img CDM/CM: Overall – 75 Potential – 86 Value – £10M Sander Berge – Genk (20 years old) LB/LWB/CB/LM: Overall – 76 Potential – 86 Value – £10M CDM/CM: Overall – 76 Potential – 85 Value – £10.5M 15 15 RM: Overall – 79 Potential – 86 Value – £18M Jules Kounde – Bordeaux (19 years old) 15 15 15 15 15 Amine Gouiri – Olympique Lyonnais (18 years old) Joris Gnagnon – Sevilla (21 years old) 15 GK: Overall – 65 Potential – 86 Value – £1M Patrick Cutrone – AC Milan (20 years old) Moise Kean – Juventus (18 years old) 15 15 ST: Overall – 67 Potential – 86 Value – £1.5Mlast_img read more

Severe weather causes power cuts across Donegal

first_imgAreas of Inishowen are in darkness tonight as thunder, lightning and flash flooding strike Donegal.The severe weather has affected power supplies at over 1,000 homes in Moville, Redcastle and Quigley’s Point.Power outages are reported in these areas and the ESB have said they are currently working to repair the faults. It is expected that power may not return until tomorrow morning. The estimated repair completion time is 8am on Wednesday 23rd August in the three areas.More updates to come as the storm continues to affect the northwest.Severe weather causes power cuts across Donegal was last modified: August 22nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Lunar Mysteries Plague Materialist Theories 50 Years After Apollo

first_img(Visited 447 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Apollo was supposed to decide between 3 competing theories for the moon’s origin. Conclusion: all 3 were wrong.The last Apollo mission left scientists with many questions. Artwork by Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut.In the 1960s, there were three competing theories for how the moon formed: (1) it spun off the Earth (fission theory), (2) it formed at the same time as Earth (co-formation theory), or (3) it was captured by the Earth (capture theory). Now, most planetary scientists reject all three theories in favor of the Giant Impact theory. Sometime in unseen history, they allege, a Mars-sized body impacted the Earth and spun off material that formed the moon. This theory became popular around 2000, decades after Apollo, although some simulations suggested it around 1980. In some versions, the impactor brought water to the Earth, creating our oceans.It may be the most popular idea, but the Giant Impact theory is not without huge problems of its own. For one, an impactor would have to be just the right size, and would have to approach the Earth at a finely-tuned speed, angle and position in order to work. Otherwise, it would either speed by the Earth, merge with it, or obliterate it. Computer models can be intelligently designed to achieve the desired result, but how realistic are they? That’s only one of many mysteries for those wishing to limit their explanatory toolkit to the Stuff Happens Law (i.e., chance). Even so, they will admit that we were awfully lucky to have a moon, because without it, we would not be here.Lucky Break?Other than Pluto (which is lifeless), no other planet in our solar system has a moon as relatively large as ours. Because of its size and distance from Earth, our moon gives us at least three outstanding benefits. It stabilizes our axis of rotation, giving us reliable seasons so that solar heat is distributed efficiently around the globe in a predictable way. It is the main contributor to ocean tides that cleanse our coastlines and create oceanic currents used by marine life and by sailors. It also creates ideal conditions for solar eclipses—unique phenomena among all the bodies in the solar system—which are not only awesome to behold but also provide unique opportunities for scientific discovery (see The Privileged Planet book and film; the documentary can be watched on YouTube).Many see these benefits as indicators of intelligent design and foresight. Secular scientists, preferring to remain materialists, just say we are lucky. But accounting for the moon by sheer dumb luck doesn’t help science. It actually creates more problems that remain baffling 50 years after Apollo was supposed to solve them.Earth Has WAY More Gold Than the Moon and Here’s Why (Space.com). There are two problems emerging from low lunar quantities of gold and other siderophile (iron-loving) elements: (a) The debris from the Giant Impact should have spread these elements to both the Earth and Moon equally, and (b) The Earth’s abundances should have sunk into the core, but are largely at the surface. How do secularists explain these facts? The article invokes several theory-rescue devices to get around the problems. For one, they allege that these elements arrived later by asteroids. Then why didn’t the moon get them, too? For the next rescue device, they allege that the Earth, with its higher gravity, was better at holding onto its siderophiles than the moon was.“This has been a major problem in terms of how we understand the moon’s accretion history,” Qing-zhu Yin, a professor of earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Davis, said in a statement.See also the press release from UC Davis that includes Qing-zhu Yin’s boast,Neil Armstrong planting the American flag on the moon. Artwork by Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut. Used by permission.Reconstructing the late-accretion history of the Moon (Nature). Here’s the paper for the above article. Calling on Lady Luck, it models “random impactors” coming in to bring Earth’s gold special delivery after the moon had formed. They first state the problems facing theorists:The importance of highly siderophile elements (HSEs; namely, gold, iridium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhenium, rhodium and ruthenium) in tracking the late accretion stages of planetary formation has long been recognized. However, the precise nature of the Moon’s accretional history remains enigmatic. There is a substantial mismatch in the HSE budgets of the Earth and the Moon, with the Earth seeming to have accreted disproportionally more HSEs than the Moon. Several scenarios have been proposed to explain this conundrum, including the delivery of HSEs to the Earth by a few big impactors, the accretion of pebble-sized objects on dynamically cold orbits that enhanced the Earth’s gravitational focusing factor, and the ‘sawtooth’ impact model, with its much reduced impact flux before about 4.10 billion years ago. However, most of these models assume a high impactor-retention ratio (the fraction of impactor mass retained on the target) for the Moon.And thus they go, weaving new scenarios they hope will work. They tweak their models by adjusting the size of the impactors, their arrival times and other knobs, then run a “Monte Carlo simulation” (more Lady Luck) that tapers off to get the results they want. “The combination of a low impactor-retention ratio and a late retention of HSEs in the lunar mantle provides a realistic explanation for the apparent deficit of the Moon’s late-accreted mass relative to that of the Earth,” they boast. The boasting will probably last until the next critic comes along. Qing-zhu Yin actually admits this: ““The beauty of this work is such that all of these things are now coming together nicely. We may have solved this problem, at least until someone find [sic] new discrepancies!” Yin said in a press release from UC Davis.Note: no actual observations were conducted outside the computer. They use various forms of the word assume (assuming, assumption) 33 times, usually in the form, “we assume.”Tomorrow, we will look at more “lunar tunes” coming from the Stuff Happens crowd.last_img read more