SOUTHAMPTON VS ARSENAL

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON VS ARSENALSOUTHAMPTON (4-2-3-1)GAZZANIGA, SOARES, FONTE, VAN DIJK, BERTRAND, WANYAMA, CLASIE, S. DAVIS, MANE, TADIC, PELLEARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, CAMPBELL, OZIL, WALCOTT, FLAMINI, RAMSEY, MONREAL, MERTESACKER, KOSCIELNY, BELLERIN, CECHArsenal go into the Christmas period in second place and just two points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City. Interestingly, Arsenal have gone into the Christmas period in second place twice – and on both occasions they went on to win the title.They should travel with confidence; the Gunners have more wins away than at home (six to five at the Emirates) and have also scored five more goals on the road (18 to 13 at home).And Southampton have failed to win in their last five games in the Premier League, dropping from seventh to 12th in the process. It is the Saints’ longest run without a win for a year; a sixth would represent their longest non-winning sequence under manager Ronald Koeman and their worst since December 2013.They have a good record on Boxing Day, winning five and losing one of the last six. They last lost on this day in 2008, at Plymouth Argyle in a second-tier game.But Arsenal’s record on Boxing Day is even better. Since they last lost on this day, at Coventry City in 1999, the Gunners have played 14 times, winning 11 and drawing three.But three of the last four Premier League games between these teams at St Mary’s have been drawn while Arsenal last won at Southampton in December 2003.Southampton test goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, with Paulo Gazzaniga on stand-by to continue at the back. Another keeper, Fraser Forster, is still out, as is Florin Gardos and Jay Rodriguez.Arsenal miss Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Danny Welbeck and Francis Coquelin among others.last_img read more

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Maria Sharapova claims in memoir Serena Williams had nasty words against her

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Russian tennis pro Maria Sharapova’s memoir “Unstoppable: My Life So Far” gives an inside look on her personal life and career.Image: Twitter/@mariasharapovaBefore the book’s release, the 30-year-old athlete shared excerpts with People magazine. One of the highlights is her relationship with top-ranking player Serena Williams.ADVERTISEMENT However, in the locker room she heard “guttural sobs.”“I think Serena hated me for being the skinny kid who beat her, against all odds, at Wimbledon,” wrote Sharapova. “But mostly I think she hated me for hearing her cry. Not long after the tournament, I heard that she told a friend—who then told me—‘I will never lose to that little b…. again.’”She blames that moment for her dismal record against Williams, which is two wins in their 19 matches.Sharapova also opens up about testing positive for the banned substance mildronate at the Australian Open in 2016, earning her a suspension. The Russian said she needed it for health reasons and that “in Russia, millions take it, even my grandmother!”ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings In this March 7, 2016, file photo, tennis star Maria Sharapova speaks about her failed drug test at the Australia Open during a news conference in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Following the controversy, Williams said she “showed a lot of courage” for being honest about the drug test.In one of the excerpts, she cites that the media called her “a cheater and a liar” and that she was “overjoyed” when her suspension was reduced from two years to 15 months. She wrote, “Before I was thinking only about how I would make my exit. Now I think only about playing.”  Niña V. Guno  /raRELATED STORIES:Drug in Sharapova doping case used by Soviet troops in 1980sTennis: Sharapova back in business, like it or notSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WWE: Pro wrestler Ric Flair out of surgery and resting Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano She and the American went head to head in 2004 when at 17, Sharapova defeated Williams in Wimbledon.At the time, Williams was still recovering from a left-knee injury she had endured since 2003.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In her autobiography, the five-time Grand Slam winner shared that both of them “should be friends…but we are not.”She states that after the finals, Williams hugged her and said “good job.” Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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FEU’s Dennison sets career-high amid jeers from DLSU crowd

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University lost its opener against defending champion La Salle but another story was Ron Dennison’s personal battle against the crowd in white-and-green inside Mall of Asia Arena Sunday.Dennison was the focus of the La Salle faithful’s hatred, which stemmed from an on-court scuffle involving the Tamaraws and Green Archers in the Kadayawan Cup a few weeks back.ADVERTISEMENT The graduating guard said the jeers only fueled him to play better and he played his best game yet, putting up a career-high 21 points to go along with seven boards, and four assists.“Those boos were added motivation for me,” said Dennison, whose previous career-high of 13 points also came against La Salle, in Filipino. “People close to me know that whenever the crowd is against me I play usually harder.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDennison was also efficient from the floor going 10-of-14 overall and 9-of-12 in the two-point region.Also, Dennison’s 21 points are almost half of his total production from Season 79. He only scored 45 points the entire season last year. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I want to show to the La Salle crowd that I can play cleanly,” said Dennnison. “I think they saw that. They aren’t blind for all I know.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled De Ocampo goes to Meralco in three-team trade Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Winning start MOST READ 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Mocha resident to stand trial in High Court for rape

first_imgForty-seven-year-old Jegede Hodge of Plantation Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, was on Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court for a rape committed on a then 14-year-old girl back in 2017.Hodge appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday and was handed down the judgement by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in the form of a paper committal during the matter which was held in-camera.Initially, he was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which alleged that between September 1 and 30, 2017, while at Plantation Mocha EBD, he engaged in sexual penetration with the child, who was under the age of consent. The prosecution had contended that, on the day in question, the child was left in Hodge’s care.However, Hodge was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 when he made his first court appearance. The matter was prosecuted by Inspector Shellon Daniels.last_img read more

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Bandits terrorise La Jalousie family

first_imgA West Coast Demerara (WCD) family is left traumatised after four unmasked bandits, all armed, barged into their business and terrorised them before taking off with an undisclosed sum of cash and other items. Guyana Times understands that the robbery took place sometime around 12:10h on Saturday at a grocery shop at Lot 26 La Jalousie Public Road, WCD. The owner, businessman Bhupaul Panday, was in the shop with his wife, son and daughter along with two customers when the bandits pounced on them.It was reported that the perpetrators tied up the six individuals with duct tape as they ransack the premises in search of valuables.A relative related to this newspaper that the men stormed the shop, all armed with handguns, and kicked down the door to gain entry behind the counter. The men immediately began ripping out the electronics in the house including the computers, the DVR attached to the surveillance camera and the phone lines.“They just walked in and kick down the door… and start ripping off all the electronics in the house and beat up the people them,” the relative stated.They then began to terrorise the family, asking for money and other valuables, the relative noted. The bandits then duct-taped the four Panday family and the two customers as they searched the house for whatever valuables they could get their hands on. However, they kept on hitting the owners, demanding more money and jewellery.“They took a bunch of things with them, personal items and so on but they keep hitting the people them, as if what they were taking weren’t enough. They wanted more,” the relative noted.After some time, the four bandits realised time was running out and so made good their escape.This newspaper understands that the men were able to take with them phone cards, laptops, cash and jewellery.Police sources also confirmed that the perpetrators managed to get hold of the businessman’s hand and shot guns, which they also took with them.According to the relative, after fleeing from the shop, the bandits jumped into two awaiting cars: “These two cars were seen pulling off from in front of the shop and heading towards Vreed-en-Hoop side,” the relative disclosed.The Police were alerted and immediately launched an investigation. Police ranks in D Division (West Demerara) have since confirmed to Guyana Times that two persons have been arrested and are in custody assisting with investigations.However, this newspaper could not confirm whether those persons arrested were among the four bandits who barged in and terrorised the Panday family and their two customers.Meanwhile, the victims had to be taken for medical attention as a result of the beating they suffered.last_img read more

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Kids deserve smoke-free cars

first_imgThis legislation has gained the support of countless health advocates, several local governments, and columnists and newspaper editorial boards statewide. Organizations from the American Lung and Heart associations to the American Cancer Society and the California Medical Association support this important legislation. SB 7 addresses an issue that is among the highest of priorities: protecting those that cannot protect themselves. These supporting groups have argued that it is not only appropriate for the government to act, it is an obligation. More than ever, the public is aware of the serious health risks involved. According to a June 2006 Surgeon General’s Report, those exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25 percent to 30 percent and lung cancer by 20 percent to 30 percent. It only makes sense that a greater level of protection should be given to our most vulnerable and defenseless – California’s children. Numerous other studies have shown that the still-developing lungs of children are especially at risk. Exposure has been shown to cause irreversible health problems, trigger asthma attacks and affect cognitive and developmental growth. Add recent conclusions in separate clinical studies at Harvard and Stanford universities and it becomes clear – the problem becomes even more severe than first thought. That data showed the average particulate concentration of cigarette smoke in vehicles is up to 10 times greater than the average particulate concentrations found in the homes of smokers. Ten times ? Another recent study, this one published by the Journal of Adolescent Health, concluded that exposure to secondhand smoke even lowered student test scores. Instead of telling a teacher, “The dog ate my homework,” they might say: “Mom lit up while dropping me off on the way to school this morning.” Seriously, the dangers are too great for government not to act. A few people may argue that the government should not be stepping into these types of issues. Unfortunately, this thinking ignores the real problem: Exposure to secondhand smoke is a form of child abuse, and the safety of a child must come first. In the same mind-set as government-required seat belts or mandating child safety seats, sometimes it is necessary for laws to protect the defenseless. It is worth noting that my measure, despite nationwide news coverage, has not received any formal opposition. None. If signed into law, an adult smoking in a car with minors would be cited only under a secondary infraction, meaning that the smokers could not be ticketed solely for smoking in a car with kids present; they would have to have violated another law to have been pulled over. The law carries a modest $100 fine. Clearly, my goal is not to profit – but to raise public awareness. I ask you to join me in supporting this much-needed effort to protect California’s quality of life, especially the lives and health of our children. State Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Carson, chairs the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityNow, imagine you are a child strapped – dare we say trapped? – in a car filled with cigarette smoke ? Do children really have a choice in making an adult put out that dangerous cigarette? When California banned smoking in the workplace and, most notably, at restaurants and bars, the idea was to ensure that people were not forced to be exposed to a harmful environment. That is because among the most important obligations of government is to protect its residents. But how broad and how far that protection extends is at the center of many policy debates we have in America. Earlier this year, I introduced Senate Bill 7, which would prohibit someone from smoking in a vehicle with a minor present. After careful thought and discussion, this bill has made its way through the California Legislature and now sits on the governor’s desk. He has until Oct. 14 to sign it, veto it or allow it to become law without his signature. By Jenny Oropeza How many times have you ever had to hold your breath while walking out of a building because of a cloud of cigarette smoke? Some may argue that you have the freedom to walk a different direction. Or what about the type of hotel room you stay in? Yes, you can opt to stay in a non-smoking room if available. last_img read more

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GAA CLUB HOPING FOR FULL HOUSE WITH FIRST EVER DRIVE-IN BINGO!

first_imgDrive-in bingo is coming to Donegal!A Donegal GAA club has been granted the first license for drive-in bingo in the county.Naomh Muire GAA club in The Rosses now hopes its car park will be bumper-to-bumper on Sunday, October 11th next.And with a guaranteed jackpot of more than €2,000 on the day, bingo players from across the county look set to descend on the West Donegal club for the day out. The novel idea is beginning to take hold in different part so the country.But Naomh Muire officials say it’s the first time a club in Donegal have tried it.Club spokesman Charlie The Yank Boyle told Donegal Daily they are hoping the drive-in bingo will take off.“It’s something a little different and it’ll be good craic. We’re still getting to grips with the planning details and how it will work but we’re hoping of a good turn-out. “People love a good game of bingo, including myself, and now they won’t even have to leave the comfort of their own car.“I hope people are luckier than me. I’ve only ever had a line once and even then, it was a wrong call because I had a wrong number.“But even apart from the fun, we’ll have some great cash prize on offer,” he said.GAA CLUB HOPING FOR FULL HOUSE WITH FIRST EVER DRIVE-IN BINGO! was last modified: September 26th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegaldrive-in bingoNAOMH MUIRElast_img read more

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MINISTER ADMITS IT WAS WRONG TO TRANSFER GARDA KILLER TO OPEN PRISON

first_imgMinister for Justice Alan Shatter said it was impossible not to think that the transfer of Garda killer Martin McDermott to an open prison was wrong, a prison he had escaped from before.  And he said “all necessary steps” will be taken to ensure that mistakes such as the escape of the convicted Raphoe man two weeks ago do not happen again.The Minister was responding to a report by the Irish Prison Service last night on the circumstances surrounding the transfer to, and escape from, Loughan House of prisoner McDermott. McDermott, 26, escaped from the Co Cavan prison on March 15th. He was arrested the next day at a friend’s house in Derry.He had been convicted of killing Garda Gary McLoughlin after striking the patrol car in which he was sitting in a speeding vehicle in December 2009. Sentenced in July 2011, he was jailed for eight years for the manslaughter of Garda McLoughlin.McDermott has escaped from the same prison in 2007, returning six days later. This was before he killed Gda McLoughlin.Last night, Mr Shatter said having considered the report, “it was impossible to avoid the conclusion” that the transfer of McDermott to the open prison was wrong.He said “sufficient consideration was not given to the gravity of the heinous offence” committed as well as to other criteria, and he had been assured by the director general of the Irish Prison Service that steps were being taken to prevent such a recurrence.It’s not known yet whether or not Mr Shatter has personally apologised to the family of Gda McLoughlin.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyMINISTER ADMITS IT WAS WRONG TO TRANSFER GARDA KILLER TO OPEN PRISON was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:escapeGarda Gary McLoughlinMartin McDermottlast_img read more

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MAN HIT GARDA IN FACE WITH LIT CIGARETTE

first_imgA bench warrant has been issued for a Castlefin man who flicked a lit cigarette into the face of a Garda.Harper failed to appear at Letterkenny District Court.Damien Harper was due to appear before Letterkenny District Court to answer public order charges yesterday. However Harper, 43, of The Red House, The Diamond, Castlefin, failed to appear.The court was told that Harper threatened to “take out” Gardai at Crossroads, Killygordon when approached.He began using hand signals to Gardai, called them ‘pig f****’ and refused to leave the area.He then threw a lit cigarette at Gardai and hit one of them in the face before being arrested.Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said his client was highly intoxicated on the night in question.Judge Paul Kelly issued a bench warrant for Harper, who has seven previous convictions after he failed to appear.MAN HIT GARDA IN FACE WITH LIT CIGARETTE was last modified: April 14th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:abusearrestcastlefincigarettecourtDamien HarperdonegalGardailast_img read more

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Man fined for not complying with smoking laws in pub he ran

first_imgA Co Donegal man was fined €50 for having a pub smoking shelter that didn’t comply with law.Paul McClure, 38, of Church Road, Carndonagh, was accused of a number of breaches of the Tobacco Act when he appeared before Carndonagh District court. The court heard that Mr. McClure was the former licensee of The Carman’s Inn pub at Ture, Muff, and that he leased it from Mr. John Ryan.Mr. McClure was accused of having a smoking shelter which was too enclosed, having possession of a self-service cigarette machine without a licence, and also not having the cigarette machine in sight of the staff working in the pub.The Carndonagh man pleaded guilty to all charges before him at the sitting of the District Court.The court heard from Mary Costello, an environmental health officer with the HSE, who said she visited the Carman’s Inn in Muff on January 15 this year. She said she entered the pub through the smoking shelter at the rear where she immediately noticed a self serving cigarette vending machine, which was on and working.Miss Costello said she spoke to Mr McClure, who had recognised her when she came in, about the smoking shelter and the vending machine.“He confirmed to me that he was selling cigarettes, however he was not registered to sell them, “ said Ms. Costello.“He said he was trying to negotiate with the company over the fee. He also admitted that he allowed people to smoke in the shelter at the rear but there was no one in there when I called. I got measurements and took photographs and left. When I returned later there were two people in the shelter and both were smoking cigarettes.”The court heard that the smoking shelter was a basic wooden structure and that 89 per cent of the structure was covered by walls.Ms. Costello described the shelter as being “very enclosed”.She told the judge that she had attended the premises that morning before the court sitting in Carn. She said the pub was closed but she was able to access the shelter from the car park at the back. She noted that “some modifications and improvements” had taken place.The environmental health inspector also noted that there were no ‘no smoking’ signs in the shelter, and regarding the cigarette machine she said it was not positioned in the correct place. She said these must be in line of sight for staff working in the bar in order to ensure that no one under the age of 18 years was able to buy cigarettes from it.The court heard that the cigarette machine in the Carman’s was located down a back hall and definitely not in line of sight of the staff working on the premises.Defence solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn said his client, Mr. McClure, had been in dispute with the landlord Mr. Ryan. He claimed the landlord had refused to put the smoking area in order.Mr. MacLochlainn said Mr. McClure was the tenant from June 2011, and remained there for more than four years. However he said that he parted company with the landlord ‘on bad terms’ and they were still in dispute.Mr. MacLochlainn said his client was now unemployed and in ‘dire circumstances’. He asked the judge for leniency in the case as he pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and was co-operative.Judge Paul Kelly said he would take note of Mr. McClure’s circumstances and situation. However, he said as Mr. McClure was the occupier for four and a half years the onus was on him to be compliant with the tobacco law.Judge Kelly fined Mr McClure €50 on the first charge and applied the Probation Act on the remaining charges. He also ordered Mr. McClure to pay €700 in prosecution costs.Man fined for not complying with smoking laws in pub he ran was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 by StephenShare 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:CarndonaghcourtdonegalSMOKINGlast_img read more

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