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By Mike CollettMANCHESTER City’s chances of winning the Premier League title for the third time in four seasons will almost certainly end if they lose at Stoke City and Chelsea beat Everton on Wednesday.The gap between the leaders and the champions widened to seven points on Saturday when Chelsea won 2-1 at Aston Villa and City drew at home with Hull City, needing a stoppage-time free kick from James Milner to grab a point from a 1-1 draw.With 14 matches to play, Chelsea have 56 points and City 49, followed by Southampton on 45, Manchester United on 44 and Tottenham Hotspur on 43.Spurs are at Liverpool on Tuesday while Southampton host West Ham United and Manchester United face Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday.Southampton and Spurs maintained their challenges for Champions League football by winning on Saturday, with Saints needing a stoppage-time goal from Sadio Mane to beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0. Two goals from Harry Kane gave Spurs a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in a thrilling north London derby.United also scored in stoppage time, Dutchman Daley Blind emulating Milner by salvaging a late point for his team in a 1-1 draw.“We can’t really afford too many more slip-ups if any. Chelsea have a big lead now, but we know, more than anyone, you have to keep going to the death and anything can happen,” Milner told reporters.“But I think we have got to be pretty much faultless between now and the end of the season to get close.”Stoke stunned City when they won 1-0 at the Etihad in August and although the last four league matches between the two at the Britannia have been drawn, City must win and hope Chelsea slip up to stay in the title hunt.Arsenal will be hoping to bounce back from their loss at Spurs with a win over bottom-placed Leicester City who will have Nigel Pearson in charge despite widespread speculation he had been sacked as manager on Sunday.Leicester have not won at Arsenal for nearly 42 years and been beaten there on their last seven league visits.Managerless QPR, one place and two points above Leicester, will be seeking to avoid a 12th successive away league defeat at Sunderland, while Alan Pardew, who left Newcastle United six weeks ago, will be looking to continue Crystal Palace’s revival when his old team visit Selhurst Park on Wednesday.
Houston Astros right fielder George Springer celebrates their teams win against the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. The Astros won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)WASHINGTON— From the moment George Springer jumped on the game’s third pitch for a single, then quickly swiped a base, to the way he and his teammates sprinted off the field after the final out a little past midnight Saturday, the Houston Astros were suddenly aggressive and energetic.And suddenly right back in the thick of this World Series.ADVERTISEMENT View comments UAAP women’s basketball: NU picks up 93rd straight win, nears elims sweep Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Josh James earned the win, striking out Ryan Zimmerman with two aboard to end the fifth.“Huge,” Hinch said.Roberto Osuna heard boos when he entered in the ninth, then got three outs for a save.Josh Reddick delivered an RBI single in the second, Robinson Chirinos homered off the foul-pole screen in the sixth and Houston scored four runs in 5 1/3 innings off Aníbal Sánchez. The 35-year-old righty had taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his previous start; Springer got to him right away.Sánchez went sprawling off the mound to try to make a play, but couldn’t. All part of a rough night in which he got so upset by a couple of ball calls that he asked plate umpire Gary Cederstrom, “Where was that one?”Sánchez also barely avoided taking a ball to the face, getting his glove in the way just in time. Another Houston hit came when Springer sent a comebacker off reliever Joe Ross’ foot.In sum: After the Nationals could do no wrong for so long, things went awry.They made two errors and at least three other misplays on what were ruled hits. Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki left in the sixth with a right hip flexor problem. Soto, serenaded by fans in left field to celebrate his 21st birthday, was charged with an error for a wild throw home, let another ball trickle past his glove and went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts at the plate.He went down looking to end the game.“Nobody,” Washington outfielder Adam Eaton said, “thought this was going to be easy.” UP NEXTAstros: Urquidy found out after Game 3 that he will start Saturday; he only threw 41 innings during the regular season. Hinch is prepared to rely heavily on his relievers, saying: “Every World Series game is a bullpen game, mostly, at some point.”Nationals: Corbin will be making his seventh appearance of this postseason, a third start to go along with four outings out of the bullpen. He is 1-2 with a 6.91 ERA, including one scoreless inning in relief during Game 1 of the World Series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LATEST STORIES ‘Gago’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown ‘People evacuated on their own’ “We didn’t panic,” Altuve said.Washington’s eight-game winning streak, tied for the longest in a single postseason, ended with a sloppy performance in the first Series game hosted by the nation’s capital since the Senators lost to the New York Giants in 1933.A sellout crowd of 43,867, dressed mostly in red for the occasion, soaked it all in, standing in unison at key moments, booing ball-strike calls that hurt their team, chanting “Let’s go, Nats!” often and even getting to do their “Baby Shark” sing-and-clap-along when that children’s tune blared as a walk-up song in the sixth.“It was electric,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “The boys in the dugout, they were fired up.”But the wild-card Nationals were unable to move one win from a championship, undone by an inability to come through in the clutch: Birthday boy Juan Soto, MVP candidate Anthony Rendon and Co. were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position, leaving 12 runners on base.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Yes, the Fall Classic finally showed up back in Washington, 86 years later — and, sparked by Springer and José Altuve, the Astros finally showed up in the Fall Classic.Springer had two of Houston’s four steals, Altuve doubled twice before scoring each time, Zack Greinke repeatedly worked out of trouble, and the Astros made sure they wouldn’t go quietly despite looking listless twice at home, beating the Nationals 4-1 on Friday night to cut their Series deficit to 2-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“We’re pretty good, too,” Astros manager AJ Hinch said. “It kind of re-establishes us.”Houston can even things up in Game 4 on Saturday night at Nationals Park. Washington will start $140 million lefty Patrick Corbin, while Hinch said he’ll go with rookie José Urquidy. “Tonight we were a little bit aggressive outside the strike zone,” Martinez said. “We took balls I thought we should hit, uncharacteristic of what we’ve been doing.”How big was this win for Houston?No team ever has come back after dropping the first three games of a World Series.“Not the script you’d want to write to start out a World Series,” said reliever Will Harris, who retired all five batters he faced Friday. “We believe in each other in there. We know we have obviously a very talented, capable team.”That’s why several Astros players gathered for a private meeting following their 12-3 loss Wednesday.“Some guys said some things that a lot of us maybe were thinking in our head, but it’s sometimes nice to hear them out loud,” Harris said. “And the biggest thing was we didn’t want anybody feeling sorry for themselves coming here, because that’s not going to accomplish anything.”After playing what might have been their worst baseball of 2019, the Astros played like the club that led the majors with 107 regular-season wins.And, not surprisingly, Altuve was in the middle of a lot of it. He doubled in the third and fifth, coming home on singles by Michael Brantley.“José’s the heart and soul of what we do,” Hinch said. “It was his turn to be a catalyst.”Greinke, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, allowed seven hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings, but managed to yield just one run. 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“It began at the planning stages and dominoed throughout the event itself.” In the first clear timeline of events of the day, First Assistant Chief James McDonnell outlined the problems that unfolded over two hours – beginning when protesters reached the park’s far southeastern edge and ending when officers cleared the park by hitting protesters with batons and firing more than 140 rounds of rubber bullets. In his review, McDonnell found there was no clear incident commander for the more than 500 officers that were deployed. Radio transmissions also show confusion among officers as to who was giving orders and commands. Capt. John Egan of LAPD’s Rampart Division was supposed to be the incident commander, but Cmdr. Cayler “Lee” Carter made many of the decisions on the ground, McDonnell said. Carter was demoted and placed on home assignment one week after the melee. Cmdr. Louis Gray, who McDonnell said cleared officers to use non-lethal weapons, was reassigned to the Operations Bureau. Bratton said he expects to make more personnel changes in the coming weeks as the internal investigation into the actions of individual officers continues. An independent inspector general has also launched an investigation. The FBI also is investigating possible civil-rights violations. “The report represents an update and is far from over as far as determining what happened and who is being held accountable for actions at the scene,” said Villaraigosa. According to the timeline of events, tensions between officers and agitators first erupted around 4:28 p.m. when officers issued a radio call for help at Alvarado and Eighth streets. “Officer in trouble, officer in trouble,” one policeman can be heard saying in a radio transmission. It was unclear what was occurring but one protester was arrested at 4:40 p.m. for climbing a pole to videotape jubilant marchers chanting as they headed toward the park. “While the vast majority of this crowd was made up of peaceful individuals exercising their First Amendment rights, a group of agitators verbally assaulted officers,” McDonnell said. Over the next 30 minutes, McDonnell said, no other incidents were reported. But by 5 p.m., several agitators had moved closer to the park and some were near the western side of the park near Park View and Wilshire Boulevard. In response, LAPD officers shut down Wilshire Boulevard, which runs east and west along the Southern side of the park, and called more officers. The scene became increasingly tense as some agitators threw bottles and rocks at officers near Seventh and Alvarado on the east side of the park. The report makes no mention of thousands of people who had gathered inside the park where there was a festival-like atmosphere for the immigration-rights rally that had been under way for hours. Thousands gathered there were oblivious to the skirmishes and escalating tensions occurring on the fringes. As tensions rose, one officer was knocked off his motorcycle along Wilshire Boulevard around 5:12 p.m. Around 5:45 p.m. on the west side of the park, organizers were trying to quell anger among some in the crowd by using a sound truck to clear agitators. Meanwhile, along the east side of the park, police were requesting extra officers to deal with a hostile atmosphere as agitators began to converge in that area. By 6 p.m., discussion began about shutting down the event. Carter, Gray and Egan met. It’s unclear who made the determination to finally declare an unlawful assembly. “They’ve been throwing things at us nonstop for the last few minutes. I think that qualifies. Let’s get units down here,” one officer said over the radio. A minute later there was a request for an LAPD helicopter to make an announcement to disperse the crowd. But the chopper was not equipped so another request was made for a sound truck to make the announcement. “We were taking rocks and bottles, we’re not going to stand here and continue to take them just because … they are not doing it now,” another officer said over the radio. An additional request for personnel was made but the command center said none could be given because earlier in the day, LAPD commanders had taken off two squads of Metropolitan Division officers that had already policed an immigration march. Only the “B platoon” trained in crowd control was left – along with more than 400 additional officers from surrounding divisions. Top commanders were positioned in various locations in the park, with Egan and Gray on the west side near Park View, Capt. Tom McDonald five blocks away at the command center, and Carter heading toward the center of the skirmishes. By 6:09 p.m., Carter had joined officers on the south side of the park where the disturbances were taking place. He notified the command post that officers from Metropolitan Division would respond to the disturbances. Radio transmissions captured a discussion between two sergeants in the metro unit. “My understanding from the incident commander is he is making the entire park an unlawful assembly and wants the entire park dispersed,” one said. Orders to disperse had been given overhead by a helicopter but were difficult to hear. At 6:17 p.m., metro officers in riot gear stormed the park. In video footage, officers can be heard ordering people in English to leave the park immediately but McDonnell said that protesters were not given evacuation routes, time to leave or warnings on what would happen if they did not. As police moved through the park, several officers were captured on video striking protesters with batons and shooting about 140 rubber bullets into the crowd. By the end of the demonstration, five arrests had been made. Since then, just a juvenile and a man identified only as Marcus Keton have been charged. Keton pleaded guilty to throwing a substance at a vehicle. The City Council is scheduled to consider the report today. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 802-4376 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A breakdown in command structure and poor officer communication led to the violent confrontation between Los Angeles police and thousands of peaceful demonstrators at a May Day rally, officials said in a preliminary report released Tuesday. Using radio transmissions, video footage and dozens of interviews from command staff, Los Angeles Police Department investigators painted a picture of a chaotic scene. Among the findings were that there was no person clearly in charge, command staff at a remote location ordered the use of rubber bullets in another location, and orders to the crowd to disperse were never clearly announced before force was used. “Clearly, leadership was lacking. It was sorely missing,” Police Commission President John Mack said in a press conference after a commission meeting in which top brass presented a nearly two-hour overview of the preliminary investigation. “Things just got out of control.” At least 23 protesters and nine members of the media were injured May 1 after riot-clad LAPD officers used rubber bullets and battons to clear MacArthur Park during a mostly peaceful immigration rally. Broadcast images of officers hitting reporters and shooting non-lethal bullets into a crowd that included women and children led Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to cut short a trade mission to Mexico and Central America and scarred relations between the LAPD and immigrant communities. LAPD Chief William Bratton told the commission Tuesday that the violence was an “aberration” that could not be minimized. “The main reason for the controversial action – the large use of non-categorical use of force in response to an environment of rock and bottle assaults on our officers from a small group of agitators that did not appear to be a part of the rally or its organizers – was quite simply a command and control breakdown,” Bratton told the commission.
The Inishowen Spring Clean Challenge is taking place on Saturday 12th April 2014. This is a particular focus across the Inishowen Peninsula and is part of the National Spring Clean month.During the National Spring Clean month of April 2014 hundreds of thousands of volunteers across Ireland will take part in cleaning their community. The communities in the Inishowen Electoral Area will play their part in the National clean up month throughout April, with some groups carrying out weekly cleanups in their communities throughout the whole year. An exceptional effort which deserves great credit.It has now become an annual event over the past few years where the numerous groups and communities in the Inishowen Electoral Area have worked together on a nominated Saturday during the Spring Clean Month to carry out a Peninsula wide clean up. In particular this mass clean up has focused on by-roads and side streets between towns and villages as well as the main thoroughfares.Through the National Spring Clean campaign and Donegal County Council’s Spring Summer Clean up campaign support is given to groups intending to carry out a clean up in the form of the provision of Bags, Gloves and Litter Pickers.Any group that registers with An Tasice will receive a clean up kit but you may require additional materials, if so please contact the Water and Environment Section in the Donegal County Council Public Service Centre at Carndonagh on 074 91 53900. For further information on the Clean Up event in your area contact your local Tidy Towns or Community organisation for particular local arrangements and to find out about the local assembly points.Be Safe Be Seen – Please bring reflective coats to maximise visibility and safetyTo register for National Spring Clean call the National Spring Clean Hotline on (01) 4002219 or register online by logging onto to the website at www.nationalspringclean.orgIf you are unable to carry out a clean up in April you can still receive support from Donegal County Council’s Spring Summer clean up campaign which will provide resources throughout the summer time. For more information contact Donegal County Council on 074 9153900 or visit www.donegalcoco.ie .Share your Spring Clean By posting details, pictures and videos of your events on the National Spring Clean’s Facebook page you can show the world all the great work you’ve done. It’s also the quickest way to find out whats going on and where in Spring Clean 2013.INISHOWEN GETTING READY FOR A HUGE SPRING CLEAN-UP was last modified: March 28th, 2014 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:clean-updonegalInishowen
Ahmed Hegazi West Brom have strengthened their defensive options with the signing of Egypt international Ahmed Hegazi.Albion have been tracking the 26-year-old centre-half since his performances caught their eye during the African Nations Cup at the start of the year.Hegazi has moved to the Hawthorns on a year-long loan but West Brom have the option to make it a permanent deal.“We’re pleased he’s here, he’s a good addition. He’s got good pedigree and has played for some good clubs. Hopefully he’ll be a good signing for us,” Baggies boss Tony Pulis told the club’s official website.“With it being a loan and, if he does well, we’ve already agreed a final deal. It’s really, really good for us.”Hegazi spent time with Italian club Fiorentina earlier in his career, only for injuries to hamper his progress. He returned to his homeland with Al Ahly, where he has spent the last two seasons.The Egyptian has flown out to Hong Kong to link up with the West Brom squad ahead of their Premier League Asia Trophy game with Premier League rivals Leicester on Wednesday, although he will need international clearance to play in the tournament. 1
Facebook’s head of sports has refused to rule out a bid for Premier League broadcast rights as speculation mounts that the online giant is set to enter the English football market. The English top flight’s next three-year set of domestic and international broadcast deals are due to be auctioned next year.Some experts believe it is only a matter of time before Facebook, Amazon and other deep-pocketed digital businesses decide to take on the likes of BT and Sky Sports.When asked in London if Facebook would bid, Dan Reed said: “The Premier League is a very important partner of ours and we work with them very closely.“But it would be premature to speculate how we might approach that opportunity – it’s still very early days and there is no template for this.”Asked if this meant he was not ruling out a bid, Reed said: “That speaks for itself.”Launched in 2004, Facebook has become the world’s most popular social media platform and earned more than £20billion last year, mostly from online advertising.Facebook says it has two billion users a month and that at least 650 million of those are sports fans, with another 200 million on its picture-sharing platform Instagram.As the world’s largest free-to-air platform, the company’s huge reach and wealth have already started to make their mark on the sports industry in terms of broadcast partnerships and marketing deals.The California-based firm already has broadcast deals with Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the World Surf League and recently made an unsuccessful £450million bid to broadcast cricket’s Indian Premier League.In the first six months of this year, Facebook broadcast more than 3,500 different sports events live, ranging from a partnership with Fox Sports for Champions League games in the United States, to Mexican league football games and college lacrosse.In April, a global audience of five million watched a Barcelona-Real Madrid legends match, while ‘Hala Madrid’, a behind-the-scenes look at Real shot on GoPro cameras, has become an online hit.But, most intriguingly, Facebook has also just launched a new platform for video content in the US called ‘Watch’, which Reed said is ideal for sport as it combines “episodic, longer-form viewing” with the conversation and engagement that is the cornerstone of Facebook’s appeal.There is also no disputing how important Facebook has become to the industry, with several clubs and leagues using the platform to drive sales of merchandise and tickets, and a number of broadcasters also using targeted adverts to remind users to tune into live sport on television.These relationships are only going to grow and Reed also explained how Facebook was talking to the International Olympic Committee, and almost every global sports federation, about the opportunities the platform offers sports that currently struggle to get on television. That is not to mention the sports rights traditional broadcasters simply waste by not having an outlet through which to show them.All this said, however, there are several obvious obstacles to Facebook, Amazon or anybody else in the digital space making a serious play for live football rights, which is why many seasoned observers of the rights market believe a major shake-up is unlikely next year.So far, neither Facebook nor Amazon has bid for any content as expensive as Premier League rights and there are doubts about how they would make their money back, particularly Facebook and its open platform/online advertising model.Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward recently said clubs were expecting the digital giants to enter the fray next year, a view supported by the chief executive of the world’s largest advertising company WPP at the Leaders in Sport conference in London on Wednesday.But WPP’s Martin Sorrell tempered the excitement slightly by saying he still believed the rights would end up with BT and Sky Sports, as live football is so important to their business plans. 1 Facebook could bid for Premier League rights
ANOTHER former employee of on-the-run businessman Francois de Dietrich has contacted donegaldaily.com to tell of her horrific time working with the Frenchman.Yesterday we revealed how the roly-poly crook was completely unpredictable being complete calm one minute and then exploding the next.Now another former Etic Solutions employee has revealed how the married father-of-two had a crazy plan to throw the biggest Ann Summer lingerie party in the world! The woman was initially hired as an assistant to the Marketing Manager but De Dietrich fired the Marketing Manager two weeks later and gave the woman her former bosses’ job – but refused to give her a pay riseThe woman revealed “He told me when I started there that he wanted to host the biggest Ann Summers party the world had ever seen.“I got screamed at every day…each time I put on an event he would tell me my job was on the line and scream down the phone at me (during my weekends off too) if I spent too much money on advertising.“I could talk all day about my worst job ever,” she said De Dietrich is today still on the run from every police force in Europe. He faces 18 months in jail for contempt of court after failing to give a Belfast court details of all his assets.The businessman promised people 40% returns on investments within just six weeks by selling on liquidated stock including airplane seats and designer clothing.So far the Financial Service Authority in the UK has seized Stg£20.2m. An AIB bank account in Ballybofey containing €1.7m has also been frozen.But cops on both sides of the border believe millions are still missing.Donegal investors promised their money via a third party in recent weeks have not received their cash. Copyright donegaldaily.comFRANCOIS WANTED TO HOLD THE BIGGEST ANN SUMMERS PARTY EVER – EX-EMPLOYEE was last modified: February 24th, 2011 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)
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 MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see“It will become a real possibility to a large degree,” he said, according to Kyodo. Kyodo said Fukui was confident that many customers will want to buy a fuel-cell car if it costs no more than about 10 million yen ($84,000). A fuel-cell car runs on power generated by oxygen in the air combining with hydrogen stored in a fuel tank. The end product is harmless water vapor. TOKYO – Honda Motor Co. expects to sell fuel-cell vehicles in the general market by 2018, a news report said Friday. Honda President Takeo Fukui disclosed the forecast in a recent interview, Kyodo News agency said. In September, Japan’s third-largest automaker unveiled its FCX Concept fuel-cell car, which is planned for limited marketing in Japan and the U.S. in 2008. Honda declined to say what the vehicle will cost. “In 2018, I believe the development (of a fuel-cell car) will have been very advanced,” Fukui was quoted as saying by Kyodo in the interview in Tokyo on Dec. 25.