English Premier League Standings

first_imgEnglish Premier League StandingsSTANDINGSPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (1) Leicester City 23 13 8 2 42 26 16 472 (2) Manchester City 23 13 5 5 45 23 22 443 (3) Arsenal 23 13 5 5 37 22 15 444 (4) Tottenham Hotspur 23 11 9 3 41 19 22 425 (5) Manchester United 23 10 7 6 28 21 7 376 (6) West Ham United 23 9 9 5 36 28 8 367 (7) Liverpool 23 9 7 7 30 32 -2 348 (8) Southampton 23 9 6 8 32 24 8 339 (9) Stoke City 23 9 6 8 24 25 -1 3310 (10) Watford 23 9 5 9 27 26 1 3211 (11) Crystal Palace 23 9 4 10 24 27 -3 3112 (12) Everton 23 6 11 6 40 34 6 2913 (14) Chelsea 23 7 7 9 32 34 -2 2814 (13) West Bromwich Albion 23 7 7 9 22 30 -8 2815 (17) Swansea City 23 6 7 10 22 31 -9 2516 (15) Bournemouth 23 6 7 10 27 38 -11 2517 (16) Norwich City 23 6 5 12 28 43 -15 2318 (18) Newcastle United 23 5 6 12 25 41 -16 2119 (19) Sunderland 23 5 4 14 28 46 -18 1920 (20) Aston Villa 23 2 7 14 18 38 -20 13last_img read more

Cone sees Brownlee, Balkman turning into ‘mortal enemies’ in PBA Finals

first_imgJustin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman celebrated a championship together with Alab Pilipinas in the  ASEAN Basketball League almost three months ago.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES On Friday, the two will find themselves back in the finals stage. Only this time, they will be on opposing sides playing for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown.Ginebra coach Tim Cone expects Brownlee and Balkman to put their friendship aside and figure in an ultra-competitive matchup the moment the ball goes up in the air in Game 1.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’“I’m sure in the beginning there’s gonna be giggles and laughs between the two of them maybe a few high fives privately but once the series gets going, I tell you, those guys are so competitive,” Cone said after Ginebra knocked outed Rain or Shine in Game 4 of the semifinals Monday night to set up a best-of-seven duel with San Miguel Beer.“The two of them are gonna be mortal enemies out there. They’re former teammates, but I think they’re really gonna go at each other,” added Cone. “I don’t know how much they’ll guard each other. I assume, Balkman will guard Justin a lot but I’m not sure how much Justin will guard Balkman.” Balkman and Brownlee had already faced each other when the Puerto Rican forward led the Beermen past the Gin Kings, 104-97, in the elimination round on June 3.In that keenly-awaited showdown, Balkman finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks while Brownlee had 18 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks.Brownlee, who is making his third finals appearance with Ginebra, admitted it will feel different not being on the same team as Balkman.“I guess it feels a little weird,” Brownlee said on Tuesday. “He’s on the other side now. That’s my brother for life but now he’s an opponent.”Balkman believes it’s going to be a dogfight come Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Fireworks expected in action-packed ONE: Reign of Kings Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 MOST READ “We all brothers, but it’s gonna be a fight until the end. We’re both trying to win a championship.”Cone can’t wait to see how it unfolds.“It will be an interesting matchup and it’s ironic that we both got these guys late, we were both at the bottom of the standings when they came and they’ve brought us all the way back to the top of the mountain and now they square off with each other so that’s a very nice story right there. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

BYC Signs Quincy B, Christoph to Promote Elite Club

first_imgBYC Football has signed two of Liberia’s musical talents: Quincy Burrowes (Quincy B) and Christopher Nyenga (Christoph the Change) to multi monthly-annual agreements where the rising rapper-artists will be the face of BYC Football with music. No financial terms will be disclosed and all terms are confidential per the artists’ request, a press release said yesterday. Quincy B and Christoph will feature and promote BYC Football materials to the team’s increasing number of fans, and social media platforms. They two will individually and collectively represent BYC at local and international sporting and marketing events. This collaboration came from the massive success of BYC Football early this year when both Christoph and Quincy B performed in Ganta that brought brought large audiences to the team’s series of soccer matches.Lewiz McCarthy who heads BYC Football’s marketing remarks “While BYC is in no means going into the music business, this is both a win for BYC Football to expand its fan marketing base to those who enjoy football, though music is the priority. In addition it is a win for the artists, who now can expose their musical talents to the hardcore football fans.”BYC Football most recently signed sponsorship collaboration with Snapper Hill Clinic (SHC), as the official provider of medical care to the team.BYC Football lead medic Melvin Jerry said “with this new partnership with Snapper Hill clinic, and its close distance to Blue Field, we have significantly increased our ability to manage players on pitch injuries, and off pitch health issues like malaria. Snapper Hill has been excellent for us.”BYC I currently tops the LFA 1st Division league table. Of the 6 available trophies for the LFA 2015 season, BYC Football captured three: 2015 Coca Cola Cup Champion (BYC-I), 2015 Super Cup Champion (BYC-I), 2015 LFA Cup Champions (BYC-II).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taft basketball team barred from City Section playoffs

first_imgThe Taft of Woodland Hills boys’ basketball team was expected to compete for a City Section Championship this year, but the Toreadors won’t have the opportunity to do so after the City office declared them ineligible for the playoffs for using two ineligible players over the course of the season. Bernard Kamwa, a transfer from Ribet Academy of Los Angeles, and Dominick Brumfield, a transfer from Virginia, were ruled ineligible. As a result, the City Section invoked Rule 234B, which essentially means that if an ineligible player is discovered before the playoffs the team must forfeit all the games the player participated in. Taft entered Friday’s final league game against Birmingham of Lake Balboa with a 19-4 overall record, 9-0 in league but saw its record drop to 4-19 overall and 3-6 in league after the ruling. “Taft is restricted by rule from advancing to the playoffs at this point,” said Barbara Fiege, director with City Section office. “Taft will have an opportunity to appeal, but as of now, the decisions stands.” Questions regarding Kamwa’s legal guardian paperwork surfaced, forcing the Toreadors to forfeit the six West Valley League games and all but two nonleague games. Brumfield was declared ineligible over concerns about whether he lived within Taft’s attendance boundaries. “This whole thing is a mess, and apparently, were out of the playoffs,” Taft coach Derrick Taylor said. “There’s a possibility they can overturn the decision if we require evidence to support our case.” “This is equivalent to a man sitting on death row, trying to get a stay of execution. We want them to pick up the red phone and say don’t do it. That’s what it’s like. We’re waiting for some good news.” According to Taylor, Kamwa’s legal guardian, Jason Martin, has been the primary caretaker of the junior from Cameroon since 2005, though there’s a discrepancy over the claim. If Taft can provide the correct documentation, there’s a possibility the Toreadors could be reinstated. “We’re still hopeful that something can be done,” Taylor said. “If not, it’s going to be tough to tell the kids that they’re not going to get to chase their dream of playing for a City title.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation in effect

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – July 1st, 2019 the Government approved the Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation. This regulation requires parents or guardians to report the vaccination status of their school-age children.With 29 confirmed cases among B.C. residents since the beginning of 2019, the Province launched a two-phase plan to increase immunization rates in B.C.Phase one was a measles catch-up program, which launched in March and ended in June for K-12 students.  During the period of April 1 to June 30, 2019, 27,747 doses of measles-containing vaccines had been administered by health authorities to kindergarten to Grade 12 students.- Advertisement -The Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation (Regulation) under the Public Health Act is Phase two.  With the Regulation in effect, every student from K to 12 in public and independent schools, and those who are home-schooled will be expected to have their complete immunization records in the Provincial Immunization Registry (the Registry).The Province shares, if your child received their immunizations from a public health nurse in B.C., the information is automatically entered into the Registry and a record in the system will exist.The Province shares, if your child received any of their immunizations from a physician or pharmacist or out of province, the information about those immunizations may not have been entered into the Registry and a record may be absent or incomplete.Advertisement For more information on the Immunizing Status Press Release; CLICK HERE For more information from Immunize BC; CLICK HERElast_img read more


first_imgDD TRAVEL: BY TRAVEL EDITOR TIM HEDGLEY: Lots of us dream about owning a campervan. Don’t you love to imagine exactly how you’d make a fun little house on wheels, and head out on the open road?But anyone who actually has a campervan will tell you they’re expensive to own and maintain.So why not cut out the hassle and expense by simply hiring your dream camper for a summer adventure in southern England. The beautiful campervans from Quirky Campers have been lovingly converted by hand to offer a perfect mix of eccentric décor, quality craftsmanship, convenience and comfort. Each has its own unique look and personality, and they’re the perfect way to unleash your inner hippy.Great for families of all agesKids love campervans! And Quirky Campers are like nothing they’ve ever seen before: full of funny, interesting little things to explore. They can peek out through a porthole window, or sleep in a cot that looks like it was made for a gnome! Teenagers will love the ready supply of electricity to charge their phones and laptops (come to think of it, you might like that too).Meanwhile, mums and dads will enjoy a hassle-free holiday. You can pick up your van within easy distance of London, Bristol or Newquay airports, and bedding, kitchenware, satnav, soap, even food, games and books can be supplied so you won’t need to bring anything bigger than a cabin bag. You never need to struggle with tent poles: just pick your pitch, put on your handbrake and crack open your pre-dinner drink. That’s what holidays should be like, right? Proper kitchens mean it’s easy to keep everyone fed; some Quirky Campers even have full size ovens so you can do pizza every night if you want. And if you don’t fancy going out in the rain to escort sleepy kids to the toilet block, book a Quirky Camper with its own bathroom inside.Romantic for couplesImagine snuggling up under a fluffy duvet with your best beloved, warmed by a real log burner and sipping hot chocolate while you look at the stars. Imagine waking up to a beautiful view and enjoying a leisurely breakfast in bed.Then spend the day exploring beautiful countryside before having a romantic dinner with wine chilled from the solar fridge. Bliss.Fab for festivalsQuirky Campers love going to festivals, so if you want to make a pilgrimage to Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage you can do it without having to drag your belongings across fields for hours on end.And did you know that campervans are much quieter than tents? So when you want to get your head down between parties, you’ll sleep like a baby. Great valueEnglish campsites are very affordable and if you do a bit of research online, you’ll even find a host of places where you can camp for free. And with the car hire and self-catering apartment all in one, Quirky Campers give you a totally unique experience at a very competitive price.You can see all the vans, ogle the gorgeous interiors and rent your Quirky Camper at www.quirkycampers.co.ukPrices from £48 per van per night, depending on season and day.DD TRAVEL: HAVE AN ECCENTRIC ADVENTURE IN A QUIRKY CAMPER VAN was last modified: April 29th, 2016 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:Camper VansDonegal DailyEnglandTravelwww.quirkycampers.co.uklast_img read more

How to Make Yourself Absolutely Miserable

first_imgIf you watch human behavior, you can follow the patterns. People’s beliefs betray them. You can hear it in the words they use, and you can see it in their actions.Here is how we make ourselves sick. The following is the recipe for being miserable.Assume Everyone Has Bad Intentions: This one is number one with a bullet. If you want to make yourself miserable, believe that everyone has bad intentions and that they are doing whatever they are doing to hurt you personally. You don’t need anything more than this belief to ruin your mindset. The truth is that a majority of the time no one is actually trying to harm you. It’s more likely that they are dealing with their fears or not thinking about you at all. A more powerful and empowering mindset is one where you assume good intentions.Assume Everything That Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong: This is the belief of the pessimist who tries to hide their thinly veiled negativity behind the statement, “I am a realist.” (Yeah, real pessimistic.) It is disempowering to believe that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. There isn’t a great reason to try if you believe you will fail. Sometimes the fear of being hurt is so strong, that this belief creeps up as a defense mechanism. Focusing on negative outcomes makes you miserable. It’s healthier to ask yourself, “What might go right?” You are resourceful enough to handle any problem that comes your way right now.Assume Everyone Sees the World the Same as You: No one has had the same life you’ve had. No one has had the same set of experiences. You are unique. So why on Earth would you believe that everyone sees the world the way you do? One perfect way to make yourself miserable is not to recognize that the two lenses on your face (and all of your other senses) give you a unique view. Everyone else has lenses of their own. You will make yourself miserable believing everyone you encounter sees the world the same way you do. A healthier default belief is one in which you believe no one sees the world exactly like you do. From there, you can work to appreciate the differences.Assume Everyone Should Behave Like You in a Given Situation: Here’s part two of its predecessor: believing everyone should act the same way you do in any given situation. Want to be super miserable? Look for ways that you believe people are doing things wrong and doing things differently from you. For a heightened sensation of misery, judge those people for the way they are doing things and believe they are stupid. When you get burned out on being miserable, decide to try to understand why people are doing what they are doing. And then recognize that most of the time you don’t have to do anything about it.Allow Your Inner Critic to Dominate Your Self-Talk: No one can help to make you miserable and keep you that way more effectively than your inner critic. It’s that little voice inside of you that walks you through all of the assumptions listed above. It’s there to remind you that people are out to hurt you, that things will go wrong, and that people are behaving badly. Your inner critic never runs out of energy or words. If you want to escape being miserable and having a poor mindset, you have to rid yourself of this voice. You have to replace it with a more powerful, more positive voice. What you say to yourself repeatedly becomes your beliefs. Choose your words carefully.Reversing all of these patterns can move you from making yourself miserable to making yourself empowered and happy.last_img read more

Demonetisation hit economy: Jamir

first_imgEconomic activity has been interrupted in cash-intensive segments post demonetisation, Odisha Governor S.C. Jamir said in his address on the opening day of the budget session of the State Assembly on Wednesday.Impact not assessedObserving that the impact of demonetisation of ₹1000 and ₹500 currency notes was yet to be fully assessed, Mr. Jamir said it brought about a steep deceleration in the State’s economy and public finances during the initial period.“It is evidenced by a decline of over 11% in the tax collection in December 2016 over the previous month,” he said. The State has been taking a number of reform measures in budgetary and expenditure management, project formulation and accountability in order to improve the quality of public spending, said Mr. Jamir.He claimed that the State had achieved significant improvement in finances during the past 16 years through various fiscal-reform measures as a result of which it was able to undertake various developmental activities from its own resources.GSDP ratio downThe Debt Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) ratio had been brought down to 15.7% in 2015-16 from the level of 50.7% in 2002-03, Mr. Jamir said, adding that the interest payment to revenue receipt ratio has been brought down from 40.2% in 2001-02 to 4.9% in 2015-16.Maintaining that empowerment of farmers was one of the top most priorities of the government, Mr. Jamir said the government has decided to take up one lakh dug wells along with a series of other measures for the development of agriculture in the State.The governor said replacement of Kisan Credit Cards with RuPay Debit Cards was under implementation and 11.46 lakh RuPay Cards would be provided to farmers by mid-2017.Health insurance coverMr. Jamir said more than 57.61 lakh farmer families have been enrolled under the Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana and were being provided health insurance coverage.More than 22 lakh farmers were regularly receiving SMS with information and suggestions regarding best farming practices, he claimed. The government also proposes to implement the Odisha Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2016 .last_img read more

Gin Kings aim to sustain run

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Matthew Wright, Jeff Chan and import Brandon Brown will be leading the Fuel Masters.Meanwhile, Blackwater, another team that has a hot streak going—actually its franchise-best run—will shoot for a fourth straight victory when it clashes with TNT KaTropa in the 4:15 p.m. contest.Henry Walker arrived and rejuvenated the Elite, who will be seeking to claim another big fish in the Texters and step up their drive for the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next PBA IMAGESWith a four-game winning streak and looking more fearsome, Barangay Ginebra slugs it out with slumping Phoenix Petroleum to try to inch closer to a quarterfinal berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Playing like a well-oiled machine and with plenty of time to get even better in their bid for a repeat, the Gin Kings are one of only a handful of sides given a chance of thwarting sister team San Miguel Beer’s Grand Slam bid.ADVERTISEMENT Wushu bet Balangui trips US foe, assures Team PH of Universiade medal Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe other Ginebra weapons that complement its twin towers are import Justin Brownlee and a guard rotation—veteran LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson—which could stand out as the most efficient in the league.Thompson is an all-around talent who, whatever is needed, gets things done. In a 94-80 ripping of luckless Alaska on Saturday in Cebu City, the 6-foot-1 former Perpetual Help ace in the NCAA missed a triple double by two points after getting 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Greg Slaughter is slowly but surely getting back to peak form, and Japeth Aguilar has improved tremendously ever since Tim Cone took over as they form, hands-down, the most athletic, tallest frontline in the conference.Tip-off time is at 7 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay where the Fuel Masters hope to author an upset and arrest a six-game losing streak to get back in the playoff hunt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water polo Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

London Olympics: Sania and Paes face daunting challenge

first_imgFinally, the monkey is off the back of the Indian contingent with Gagan Narang winning a bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event.The fact that Narang fired 10.7 with his last shot in the close final to finish third proved that he is a champion.Narang’s medal should come as a boost for the rest of the Indian athletes who would be pumped up in the coming days.Coming to tennis, the mixed doubles draw is out and Paes and Sania Mirza will have their task cut out as they face Serbian Ana Ivanovic and Nenad Zimonjic.Zimonjic is a good doubles player but lacks consistency and the Indians would hope that he has a bad day.It was heartening to see that both our doubles combinations (Mahesh Bhupathi-Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes-Vishnu Vardhan) won their first round matches.Bhupathi and Bopanna were up against a strong pair from Belarus – Maxi Mirnyi, who is ranked no.1, and Alexander Bury.There were no breaks of serve until the 13th game of the deciding set when Bhupathi made two impressive returns. Bopanna then did well to serve out the match.However, it was disappointing to see them go down in straight sets to Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in the second round.It was also an impressive performance by Paes and Vishnu considering that the latter was playing his first match at this level. They were up against the scratch Dutch combination of Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer, who came together for the Olympics.advertisementVishnu lost in the singles, but that experience helped him prepare for the doubles encounter. He could get used to the conditions, the surface and the crowd which would have taken care of the nervous energy of playing in his maiden Olympics.They have a tough prequarter-final against Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra, both of whom are accomplished doubles players.(The writer is the Fed Cup coach and former player)last_img read more