first_imgLIVERPOOL VS LEICESTER CITYLIVERPOOL (4-3-3)MIGNOLET, CLYNE, SKRTEL, SAKHO, MORENO, HENDERSON, LUCAS, CAN, LALLANA, FIRMINO, COUTINHOLEICESTER (4-4-2)VARDY, OKAZAKI, MAHREZ, KING, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON, DE LAET, FUCHS, MORGAN, SIMPSON, SCHMEICHELLeicester City’s remarkable success story continues amid growing belief that they could actually win the Barclays Premier League title. The 3-2 win at Everton last Saturday extended their unbeaten league run to 10 games, winning eight.The victory at Goodison Park took Leicester five points clear at the top of the Premier League. Though Arsenal reduced that lead to two points following their 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Emirates on Monday, Leicester still go into the Christmas period top of the tree.And past history suggests a happy new year lies ahead for the Foxes; of the past 23 Premier League champions, 11 were top at Christmas, while all but one – Aston Villa in 1999 – finished the season in the top four, suggesting Champions League football beckons for the King Power Stadium.Liverpool, beaten 2-0 by Watford at Vicarage Road last Sunday, have gone three league games without a win, losing two. Leicester have failed to win in their last four league visits to Anfield, drawing last season and losing the previous three. Previously, Leicester had won three in a row at Liverpool.At Goodison, Riyad Mahrez netted two penalties and now has seven goals in nine Premier League appearances in the month of December, including 2015.Liverpool are still missing Joseph Gomez, Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge and give tests to Dejan Lovren, James Milner and Simon Mignloet, who all missed the defeat at Watford. Leicester welcome back Robert Huth after suspension and test Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy.last_img read more

PH Volcanoes off to hot start in SEA Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 KUALA LUMPUR — As expected the Philippine men’s rugby 7s team opened up with an explosive start after scoring two easy wins in the Southeast Asian Games Saturday at Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Stadium, Kelana Jaya here.Champions in the sport’s maiden staging in 2015 Singapore edition, the Volcanoes drubbed Indonesia, 47-5, before demolishing Cambodia, 47-7.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate They are to face Malaysia late Saturday before taking on Singapore and Thailand on Sunday in a bid to once again sweep the competition all the way to the gold medal.Last year’s bronze medalist Lady Volcanoes weren’t as lucky as they bowed to Thailand, 32-0, in the opening match of the women’s division.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’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas McIlroy confirms he’ll return for FedEx Cup opener View commentscenter_img 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

‘Liberia Has Poor Human Rights Record’

first_imgA US State Department Human Rights report about Liberia points to numerous human rights abuses in the country.Lack of justice, corruption, lengthy pretrial detentions, denial of due process, and harsh prison conditions are some human rights abuses recorded about Liberia.Furthermore, the report shows that violence against women and children, including rape and domestic violence, and child labor were also serious problems.Also recorded in the report about Liberia are police abuse, harassment, and intimidation of detainees; arbitrary arrest and detention; official corruption; human trafficking; racial and ethnic discrimination; discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons; unlawful deprivation of life under customary law; mob killings; and ritualistic killings.The report also notes that impunity remains a serious problem despite intermittent government attempts to prosecute and punish officials.The report further acknowledges that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, having won the 2011 election, which the international community described as “free and fair,” controls state security forces and resources, but that said security forces are also involved in committing human right abuses.“Liberia is a constitutional republic with a bicameral National Assembly. In November 2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Unity Party won a second term in multi-party presidential elections, which domestic and international observers considered generally free and fair. Authorities generally maintained effective control over the security forces. Security forces, however, committed human rights abuses.”The report signed by US Secretary of State John Kerry also accused Nigeria and Uganda of discrimination against Lesbians and Gays; something it says those two countries have made discriminatory laws to deter.The Government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has emphasized that it will preserve human right without favor or discrimination.Besides the recent report published by the US State Department, the Liberian government has itself acknowledged the challenges of corruption and access to justice amongst other key issues it is striving to address.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wenger ‘surprised’ at job offers as he prepares for Arsenal farewell

first_img0Shares0000Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal after 22 years in charge © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 8 – Arsene Wenger said Tuesday he has been surprised at the number of job offers he has received since his departure from Arsenal was announced, urging the club to appoint his successor as soon as possible.The Frenchman will step down as Gunners boss after Sunday’s Premier League trip to Huddersfield, with Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri reportedly the first choice of the Arsenal board as his replacement. Wenger will leave after almost 22 years at the helm and was handed an emotional tribute from the club following Sunday’s 5-0 defeat of Burnley, his final game in charge at the Emirates Stadium.The 68-year-old has said he will take a break from football before deciding on his next move but revealed on Tuesday he has not been short of suitors since last month’s surprise announcement.Asked if he had received any offers, Wenger replied: “Yes, more than I expected!“At the moment I focus on doing my job well. I didn’t analyse anything or consider anything. I want to work well until the last day of my contract, and then after, I will rest a little bit and go from there.”Allegri, who is set to deliver a fourth successive Serie A title with Juventus, is reportedly the frontrunner but Carlo Ancelotti and Luis Enrique, both currently out of work, have been linked with the job.“I think the earlier, the better,” Wenger said when asked if an appointment should be made ahead of the World Cup, but he refused to be drawn on who he favoured.“People want hope and they need as well to prepare for the next season. I must say the squad doesn’t need much, because there’s a huge potential in there.“There’s a good spirit, a good basis. It needs two or three additions and this team will compete for the championship next year.”Arsenal’s last two games of the season come on the road, with the club yet to take a point away from home since the turn of the year.Wenger is set to depart with the club finishing in sixth, the lowest position of his reign, and with no silverware following their Europa League semi-final exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid last week.Captain Laurent Koscielny was carried off on a stretcher early on in Thursday’s 1-0 defeat in Spain and Wenger confirmed the 32-year-old is “devastated” as he faces up to six months on the sidelines with a ruptured Achilles.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Sterling could learn a lot from Delph’ – The internet reacts as Manchester City target confirms he’s staying at Aston Villa

first_img1 Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph has confirmed he is staying at the club, following reports the midfielder was set to join Manchester City.The England international released a statement to “set the record straight” over his future.“I’m not leaving,” said Delph, 25, who signed a new four-and-a-half year deal at Villa in January.Delph has come in for critcism over the last 24 hours, with the midfielder expected to join City, but fans have now praised the England internatonal for choosing football over money.See some of the best reaction below…last_img

Away day blues: Defeat for all Donegal sides in FAI Junior Cup

first_imgALL FOUR Donegal teams lost out in the FAI Junior Cup fifth round yesterday.Donegal League teams Drumoghill FC and Kildrum Tigers made their exits and were joined in defeat by Inishowen sides Glengad United and Greencastle FC.All four were away from home and defeat means that Donegal’s involvement in the competition is over for this season. Glengad reached the quarter-finals of the Junior Cup last season, when they lost to Pike Rovers, but Shane Byrne’s team will have to concentrate on domestic matters in Inishowen now after a loss to Crumlin United yesterday.The game was scoreless at half-time, but 16-year-old Kelvin Rogers put Crumlin in front.Before Glengad – two-in-a-row Inishowen League champions – could shake that goal from their system, Ian Touhy added a second and Dave Bracken’s third gave Robbie Keane’s former club a passage into the next round.Greencastle FC were in this stage of the competition for the first time ever, but Pat McLaughlin’s side lost 3-1 against Rush Athletic in north county Dublin. Action from the game is pictured above Donegal League champions Drumoghill made the long trip to Cork, but were beaten 3-0 by Grattan United. Goals by JP O’Sullivan and Greg Morrissey put Grattan 2-0 up and there was no way back for Drumoghill, as Garry Coughlan struck a third for the home side.Kildrum Tigers were at Abbeyfeale United in south Limerick, but the St Johnston men lost 5-0 against the Limerick Desmond League side. Thomas Smith’s hat-trick and goals by Paudie Smith and Packie O’Connor had Abbeyfeale 5-0 up at the break and Kildrum were left to rue some poor defending.Away day blues: Defeat for all Donegal sides in FAI Junior Cup was last modified: December 4th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Drumoghill FCGlengad UnitedGreencastle FCkildrum tigerslast_img read more

CheapTweet Wades Through the Sea of Tweet Deals

first_imgTags:#advertising#marketing#NYT#twitter#web mike melanson Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Whether a website sells off your email address or forces you to install some pop-up plagued toolbar just to get 10% off your next online purchase, searching for online coupons can involve treading in dangerous waters. Enter CheapTweet, which uses both algorithms and crowdsourcing to verify its content, and suddenly looking for the best deals online isn’t quite so scary.The self-described “Twitter-based social deals search engine site” does precisely that – it finds tweets about deals and coupons through a custom search algorithm and then allows its users to upvote or downvote the deals on its site.Tweeting deals, if your wondering, can be big business. In 2009, Dell made more than $6.5 million through Twitter deals and CheapTweet probably sent a few of those customers their direction. The ad aggregator is actually celebrating its 5 millionth indexed deal with a roll-out of a refurbished website, which includes upgrades to its search engine, the voting mechanism, a redesign and and new feature, the “DealStream”. CheapTweet allows its users to search for deals by category and keyword and will customize the stream of tweets according to their votes and Twitter conversations. They can also up and down vote tweets, like they’ve become accustomed to on sites like Reddit, Digg or Google Moderator. The “DealStream”, which contains a user’s customized results, can also be read as an RSS feed.As CEO Hayes Davis points out in a press release, CheapTweet is poised to help distinguish the good from the bad as more and more companies prepare to monetize through Twitter. “Online channels will only become more cluttered, as social networks start to monetize with ads,” said Davis. “CheapTweet’s service makes it easier for shoppers to sort through the clutter online and shop more effectively.”We’ve not only heard a number of rumors and anonymous tips on what the Twitter ad platform will look like, but other companies like 140 Proof have begun to enter the market, bringing tweet-like ads to third party clients. This doesn’t even account for the vast number of small businesses taking advantage of the service to pass out Web-only deals and coupons. With all of these ads, CheapTweet will help weed out the bad apples. Its users down vote nefarious tweets, the algorithm cuts out spam using a form of natural language processing and the multiple tweets about the same deal are combined to cut down on the noise. We think that a service like CheapTweet has found a perfect niche and its the ideal service to recommend to your less technically-savvy relatives, as well as those just looking for a deal. Like we said, searching for online deals can put you in some dangerous waters and this service helps clear out some of the flotsam and jetsam. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Australia Welcomes 19% More Indians Between June 2017-May 2018

first_imgAustralia witnessed 19 per cent growth in tourist arrivals between June 2017-May 2018, with 3,30,700 Indians visiting the country.Around 2,77,100 Indians travelled to the Down Under during June 2016 and May 2017, according to Australian Tourism data. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

England athletes to stay at hotels instead of village

first_imgEngland have committed participation in the Commonwealth Games but the first batch of athletes who would land in Delhi on Friday would put up at hotels instead of the Games’ Village as it would be “several days” before their living quarters are ready.English men’s hockey team and the lawn bowling squad are among the 22-strong group of athletes, who flew from Heathrow on Thursday night.But England chef de mission Craig Hunter said it would be some days before they move in to the Games Village, which has been dubbed “filthy and uninhabitable” by visiting international delegates.”We will set up our athletes in local hotels,” Hunter was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph.”We don’t want to move them in one day and then have to move them again. We want them to get over their jet lag and then move in when it’s ready,” he added.Jason Lee, head coach of the hockey squad, said the travelling athletes are calm despite the furore over whether Delhi would be ready in time for the October 3 to 14 event given the troubled build-up.”The feeling in the group varies from mostly very calm and collected to a couple who have some outstanding concerns but nothing that is going to stop them from getting on the plane,” he said.last_img read more

Debutant Gujarat FortuneGiants eyes glory against Patna

first_imgPirates in PKL final Chennai, Oct 27 (PTI) Debutant Gujarat FortuneGiants will hope to cap a memorable run in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season Five with a triumph when it takes on two-time defending champion Patna Pirates in the final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here tomorrow. The Gujarat franchise outclassed Bengal Warriors 42-17 in Qualifier 1 to book a spot in the final while the Pirates rode on Pardeep Narwals brilliance to fight its way into the summit clash. Narwal starred in the teams 47-44 win over Bengal Warriors in Qualifier 2 here yesterday. He has been in tremendous form for the Pirates and would definitely hold the key tomorrow. Pirates captain Narwal said ahead of the final, “We started this season with only one goal in mind, to complete a hat-trick of titles for Patna Pirates.” “The journey has been great so far and I appreciate the effort put in by each and every member of the team, day in and day out. Its been a long and a fulfilling season for us with a lot of positives.” The Fortunegiants have a huge task at hand if they have to prevent their formidable rivals from making it three-in-a-row.However, the teams captain Fazel Atrachali was upbeat ahead of the finale and said, “We have played as one, where everyone had amazing synergy with each other and successfully overcame the language barrier.” “Well use the same strategy in the finals, with our eyes on the prize!” The coach Manpreet Singh said, ?A strong strategy is key to success in any sport. And that is a mantra that each team member of the Gujarat FortuneGiants follows. It a matter of pride that the team has reached the finals in our first year in the league.” Led by the dynamic Fazel Atrachali, the players have displayed great team work and strong sportsmanship. We have to now focus on winning the final.” The Pirates coach Ram Mehar Singh said Narwal had been the key player for the team, which had now set its sight on another title. “Belief is all we started this season of Pro Kabaddi League with. With back to back wins in Season 3 and 4, the pressure on us to perform was immense. I really appreciate the way this young team has come through in such a high intensity environment and performed to their fullest.” Pardeep has been a revelation in the way he has led from the front with phenomenal performances throughout the season. “Our eyes are firmly set on the title now and nothing less than a victory will satisfy the Pirates now,” he said. The final will get underway at 8 PM tomorrow. PTI SS APR APRadvertisementlast_img read more