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Top Spot at Stake as Liverpool Visit Everton

first_imgJurgen Klopp Jurgen Klopp is expecting a “loud and wild” atmosphere when Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Everton for the Merseyside derby today.Liverpool thrashed Watford 5-0 on Wednesday to maintain their one-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the table. Both teams have 10 games left to play and Klopp is expecting a tough encounter against Everton.“Of course, the fans of Everton don’t want us to win anything and probably for our fans it’s the same the other way. But in the game, it’s only very emotional and passionate.“I hope it will be like that, that’s how football should be. At Goodison they really support their team, so now let’s go there and use the atmosphere of course. It will be loud, it will be wild, it will be everything – and we have to deliver on the pitch as well.” Liverpool beat their Merseyside rivals 1-0 in December thanks to a last-gasp goal from Divock Origi.That result means Everton are winless in 18 matches against Liverpool in all competitions.“It is a special game for both, for the city also, for our fans a special match, for their fans also a special match,” said Everton boss Marco Silva.“I managed my first Merseyside derby last December and what I felt was a special match for both teams.”This will be the 200th top-flight meeting between Everton and Liverpool, becoming only the second fixture to have been played that many times in the top English league after Aston Villa vs Everton (202).Everton are winless in their last 18 encounters with Liverpool in all competitions (D9 L9), their longest ever such streak against their Merseyside rivals.Despite remaining unbeaten in their last 16 league meetings with Everton, Liverpool are looking to do the double over the Toffees for just the third time in the last eight seasons (also in 2011-12 and 2016-17).Premier League meetings between Everton and Liverpool have produced more red cards than any other fixture in the history of the competition (21).Liverpool have scored more 90th-minute winning goals in Premier League games against Everton than any side has against another in the competition (5).Liverpool have conceded fewer away goals than any other side in the Premier League this season (8).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Women’s hockey: Badgers season ends at hands of Minnesota for second straight year

first_imgIt was a new year and a new venue, but that didn’t help the Wisconsin women’s hockey team get a different result at the Frozen Four.Facing arch rival Minnesota for the second straight year in the national semifinals, the Badgers (29-7-4) scored first, but then allowed three goals in the second period as they fell 3-1 to the top-seeded Gophers (33-3-4).Minnesota went on to the National Championship Sunday afternoon where it knocked off Harvard 4-1 to win its sixth national title.Just like last year’s Frozen Four semifinal, the Badgers held the lead over Minnesota, but gave up a few goals and let the chance to play in the National Championship game get away.“I told our team that we left everything on the ice,” Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson said. “We had our opportunities, we didn’t capitalize on the opportunities that we had. It wasn’t due to a lack of effort or commitment. The team was happy with the way we played.”Wisconsin lost 5-3 to the Gophers in the same game a year ago, and this year it scored just five total goals in five losses to a team it hasn’t beaten since 2011.“The tough part is you come up short again, similar situation that we were in last year,” Johnson added. “You can taste the championship game and you’re one step away. It’s disappointing for anybody when it’s your last game and you don’t get to practice tomorrow and don’t get the opportunity to play Sunday afternoon.”Freshman Annie Pankowski lit the lamp under a minute into the second period when the puck slid to her after freshman Emily Clark won the faceoff. Pankowski put the puck top shelf past Gopher goaltender Amanda Leveille.Pankowski scored 42 points on the season to the lead Badgers. This was the first time a freshman has led Wisconsin in scoring since the 2003-04 season.The goal created some energy for the Badgers, but they were not able to find the back of the net again.Minnesota quickly answered with a goal halfway through the second period. The puck escaped from a scramble in front of the net, and Hannah Brandt stuffed a shot behind Wisconsin netminder Ann-Renee Desbiens at the 8:53 mark of the frame.“Their elite players, their go-to players always seem to come up big in the big moments,” Johnson said. “When they needed a boost in today’s game Hannah [Brandt] stepped up and scored and she set up a couple more plays. That’s why she’s so special to them, and that’s one of the reasons that for three years they’ve been pretty tough to defeat, especially for us.”Less than two minutes after the equalizer, the Maryanne Menefee scored her goal on a rebound to give Minnesota the lead for good.Minnesota finished off its second period flurry with the final goal of the game on a power play. Kelly Pannek grabbed a rebound and lit the lamp to give the nation’s best power-play an insurance tally against the nation’s best penalty kill in Wisconsin, which had only allowed four power-play tallies all year before that score.“After we scored and made it 1-0, we had some good shifts after that. They capitalized on a play and energized it and within two minutes they got a second goal, and then they capitalized on a power play later in the period,” Johnson said.Wisconsin and Minnesota both had 13 shots in the middle period, but the Gophers were the ones who took advantage of the potential scoring plays.“Again, the chances we had in the second period, two or three golden opportunities, even if you get one of those it might change the momentum of the game,” Johnson said. “Their goaltender was able to make the saves she needed to, they blocked the shots that they needed, and capitalized on the opportunities when we presented them.”The Gophers, who were playing on very familiar ice at Ridder Arena, were able to create energy in their home arena after the goals. That was something the Badgers could not do, despite outshooting Minnesota 35-23 on the night. But Leveille made 34 saves to keep the Gophers in the game and in control of it near the end.“All the credit in the world to that goalie; she played a great game, but her team played a great game in front of her,” Pankowski said. “It’s just the little bounces that didn’t go our way that could have changed the game. I think we had the opportunities, we just didn’t get our bounce.”In the other net, Wisconsin’s Desbiens finished with just 20 saves and had to make just three stops in the final period when UW outshot Minnesota 10-3. Coming into the game, the Badgers and Gophers were the top two in the country in shots on goal per game. However, UW held Minnesota to a season-low 23 shots. Desbiens, who had 14 shutouts this season, couldn’t stop the Gophers high-powered attack.The senior class of Brittany Ammerman, Blayre Turnbull, Karley Sylvester, Katy Josephs and Katarina Zgraja leave Wisconsin on this note, not having defeated the Gophers in 18 straight games, dating back to 2011.The younger players could see how those players felt, something they can use as they begin to prepare for next year.“I think in the locker room you could see on the faces of everyone, even the seniors that this was not enough for everyone,” Pankowski said. “It’s going to be that bitter taste that’s in our mouth that’s going to drive us next year.”last_img read more

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Couple charged with multiple sexual assault crimes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — New evidence in a 10 year old case led to the arrest of 59-year-old Walter Deneal Massengill and 60-year-old Joann Marie Massengill-King on multiple sexual assault charges.In 2008, a 6-year-old child reported incidents at school. Investigators weren’t able to gather enough evidence to hand out charges. Now, both Massengill and Massengill-King were arraigned in the 81st District Court on Monday.Walter Massengill  received charges of one count of Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree, three counts of Criminal Sexual Assault in the 2nd degree, and three counts of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. Joann Massengill-King received charges of one county of Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree, three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree, three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 2nd degree, and three counts of Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Penetration. A $500,000 bond has been set for both parties. The two are being held at Alpena County Jail.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Crime, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Sexual AssaultContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School unveils new Mechatronics LabNext What’s Trending on October 16last_img read more

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Matt Nagy dodges questions about Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence; status uncertain for Week 5

first_img Gardner Minshew gets weird nickname from Leonard Fournette; group records ‘Minshew Mania’ video “He’s completely a personal issue,” he told reporters. “It’s for us something that we’re going to leave at that right now.”When pushed for more information, Nagy stood firm. Related News The Bears are staying tight-lipped regarding Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence.The star linebacker was listed as a surprise inactive less than one hour before Sunday’s 16-6 win over the Vikings for a “personal issue,” and Chicago coach Matt Nagy didn’t reveal any new details on the situation Monday. Melvin Ingram injury update: Chargers defensive end (hamstring) could miss multiple weeks, report says Falcons, Eagles finalize trade to send Johnathan Cyprien to Atlanta Smith, a 2018 first-round pick of out of Georgia, entered Sunday with 24 tackles through the first three games of the season. He was seen standing on the sidelines in a sweatsuit as he watched Sunday’s game and left the stadium without speaking to reporters.Despite Smith being deactivated, the Bears moved to 3-1 and kept pace with the Packers for first place in the NFC North.Chicago will face Oakland overseas at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Week 5 action. “Personal issue,” he repeated. “I’m just going to say it was a personal issue. I’m not getting into anything else until… I’m just going to completely keep it at that.”Asked if Smith would play Sunday against the Raiders in London or even travel with the team overseas, Nagy reiterated the intimate nature of the situation once again.”It’s a personal issue,” he said. “It’s completely a personal issue. I’m not going to answer any more about it. That’s where it’s at right now. I understand where y’all are coming from. But I’m just out of respect for this right now, I just want to leave it at.”last_img read more

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St George’s to have ambulance at games

first_imgSt George’s College plans to have an ambulance in place for their remaining four games in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup preliminary-round Group A games.The North Street-based school will host Greater Portmore High in group play at Winchester Park today, starting at 3:30 p.m.The plan to put in place an ambulance team came as a result of the death of St George’s College captain Dominic James on Tuesday.James collapsed during a game between St George’s College and Excelsior at Stadium East. He was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies in his father’s car and was pronounced dead shortly after.The game was called off after James’ death, with Excelsior leading 2-1 in first-half stoppage time.Now, three days later, the 20-time champions will be back in action.”We had always had doctors on hand at our games, whether home or away. We had a doctor there at the last game. We normally have a stretcher. Now, plans are in place to have an ambulance service in place,” Suzette Mullings-Graham, a vice-principal of St George’s College, told The Gleaner yesterday.”We normally do everything to ensure the safety of players and spectators at our games,” she added.Greater Portmore lead the group on seven points, closely followed by St George’s College (6) and Excelsior (4), while Tarrant and Tivoli are without a point.With the teams engaged in a top-of-the table clash, a highly competitive game is expected. The Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell-coached St George’s are favoured to win at home.last_img read more

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Korea downs China for AVC bronze

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Jin Ye had 10 points to lead China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Korea avenged its failed bid for a championship and dismantled China 25-11, 25-18, 25-20, to earn the bronze medal in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Koreans lost their chance for the gold when Thailand swept them in the semifinals, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21, Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbatecenter_img Hwang Minkyoung gave the Koreans the third-place finish when her final attack bounced off two Chinese defenders.Captain Kim Yeon-koung said she felt bad they didn’t get a chance to challenge for the gold, but the bronze is a good enough consolation prize for them.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’“After yesterday we were really upset because we wanted to go to the finals,” said Kim, who finished with eight points as she sat out most of the third set. “Anyway we finished third so I’m happy for the girls.”Kim Heejin led Korea with 16 points while Park Jeongah added 13. View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Cam favorite Vicencio helps lift PH archers Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:40Filipinos 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

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Lady Altas return to Final Four, oust Lady Blazers

first_imgCebuano studs rise in fourth week of NBTC 24 View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help went through the wringer, surviving a desperate College of St. Benilde side, 27-25, 25-23, 11-25, 32-30, to complete the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball Final Four Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Altas overcome an error-filled outing with Jowie Verzosa scoring back-to-back hits on opposite sides of the court that booked her team’s return trip to the semifinals after missing the cut last year.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES “We really wanted to win. I told my players to treat this game as if it was our last and their willingness to win showed,” said Perpetual Help head coach Macky Cariño in Filipino.“I’m just so happy right now because we really prepared hard for this season. We told ourselves before the season that we’re going to make the Final Four after missing it last season,” said Lourdes Clemente, who scored 15 points for the Lady Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Lady Blazers had numerous chances to force a fifth set but went on to blow seven set points, most of which off service errors as the pressure got the better of them.The Final Four begins on Friday with No. 1 and defending champion Arellano University clashing with first-timer Jose Rizal University while the other matchup features No. 2 San Beda and No. 3 Perpetual Help. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

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Real Madrid denies report of $360M offer to buy Neymar

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Brazil’s Neymar celebrates at the end of the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. Neymar scored once in Brazil’s 2-0 victory. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)MADRID — Real Madrid has denied a report that it has offered to buy Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer of 310 million euros ($360 million).Madrid says the report by Spanish public broadcaster TVE is “absolutely untrue,” adding the team “made no offer of any kind to PSG or the player.”ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan The statement was published hours after Neymar scored to help Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 and advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.Paris Saint-Germain is under pressure from UEFA to raise cash from selling players. The French club needs to help comply with “Financial Fair Play” rules which monitor overspending on transfers and wages. PSG spent a record 222 million euros ($260 million) last year by buy Neymar from Barcelona.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownUEFA warned the French champions three weeks ago they will “remain under close scrutiny” when they submit accounts for the financial year, which ended last Saturday. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READcenter_img 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Fiba opens disciplinary hearings after Gilas-Australia melee Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Govt not serious about public/private partnerships – Jagdeo

first_img…as Gaskin admits absence of investment projectsIf the Government were serious about developing the economy, it could have already entered into approximately 50 public/private partnerships as it inches closer to its third year in office. This is according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who observed that the administration has finally admitted that it has no current investment plan or project for the country.Business Minister Dominic Gaskin has admitted that Government has no investment projects to offer to anyone who has the least bit of interest in investing in Guyana. “Investors generally want to know what specific projects we have for them to invest in, and we have none; and therefore we tend to lose the interest of the investor, because there are other countries competing for those limitedOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeoinvestment funds that have tangible investment projects to offer,” he disclosed recently at the Heads of Missions Conference held at the Pegasus Hotel.The minister also admitted that Government is only now looking to develop a portfolio of investment projects. This as the Administration approaches its third year in office.The Opposition Leader was shocked to learn that, after so many months in office, Government has not yet developed a proper plan to generate investments in the local economy. “Gaskin is absolutely right, and I thank him for being honest. They have no investment projects to offer to anyone. So it’s not the illegal economy of the past and drug monies of the past….,” Jagdeo noted.Business Minister Dominic GaskinJagdeo reiterated that the economy is sluggish, and he said it is not because of the absence of drug money, as some may claim, but as per Government’s own admission, the lack of investors in the country. “People are being laid off because sales have collapsed, and that is because Government is reducing aggregate demand by reducing disposal income from people,” he contended.Jagdeo also highlighted that there is a huge demand for public/private partnerships (PPPs) as he chided Government’s slothfulness in capitalising on this opportunity. Gaskin recently said Government has not entered any PPP because there is no framework in place to ensure value for money and that any form of abuse is prevented. The former President is contending that there is no need for a fixed framework. “If the minister is serious, he’d look at an investment opportunity where they need a PPP. They would develop a prospectus, the prospectus would estimate the cost of the project,” he said. According to Jagdeo, the prospectus would also state conditions under which each side would participate, and the benefits to private sectors involved, whether it is guaranteed rate of return or special tax breaks; and then those conditions would be advertised.“They could have done 50 of those by now if they are seriously involved in PPP. It’s a simple thing to be done. It’s just ordinary work to pursue PPP,” he stated.last_img read more

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First martial arts museum to open doors June 2

first_imgThe museum is a nonprofit organization which was started in 1999 by Matsuda. “The museum will have a huge impact on both the martial arts community, but also the surrounding Santa Clarita community. This is the very first and I would travel from anywhere to see the first martial arts museum and I think other people will as well. This is a rare opportunity and it gives recognition to our community,” Matsuda said. Since 2004, the museum has been a huge traveling exhibit at a variety of expos, conventions and festivals. Stretching from New Jersey, Las Vegas, to mostly Southern California, the museum has been the focal point of most festivals. “Our goal is education. To provide an education for our children, to inform others about the wonderful contributions of the Asian-American community and the positive influences martial arts has had on the West,” Matsuda added. Former Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and Alarc n have been strong supporters of the museum project. The museum is located at 24406 San Fernando Road, Santa Clarita. For information on the ribbon-cutting opening, please e-mail the museum at info@MAmuseum.com or visit the Web site www.MAmuseum.com, or you can call the museum at its temporary number of (818)355-1109. Adult tickets are $6 and children and seniors are $3. Regular museum days are from Thursday through Sunday. Memberships or tax-deductible donations can be sent to the Martial Arts History Museum at P.O. Box 800668, Santa Clarita, CA 91380. After eight years of hard work and political negotiations, with tremendous support from the community, the world’s first martial arts history museum will be opening its doors on June 2 in the city of Santa Clarita. “This has been a tremendous effort and I’m thrilled that all our years of waiting have turned this into a reality,” said museum founder and president Michael Matsuda. “This is it, the world’s first museum dedicated to Asian martial arts. This is now the home of the martial arts worldwide and home to the official Hall of Fame for the arts. This is a huge accomplishment and I want to thank the whole community for getting behind this effort, especially our volunteers and members.” The ribbon-cutting and door opening will be held on June 2 at 10:30 a.m. with a special Chinese Lion Dancing performance by Sifu Buck Sam Kong’s school of Hollywood. City representatives including Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarc n and the previous Museum Hall of Fame members and martial arts film stars will be on hand to cut the ribbon. The nearly 7,000-square-foot museum will focus on the history of Asian martial arts including Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Korean art forms. The museum will provide a historical look at these amazing art forms tracing back from the Shaolin Temple, the samurai, through the tournaments of the ’60s and ’70s to the films, television shows and even PlayStation games. This is something the whole community can enjoy and learn about the historical impact of Asian martial arts on Western society. A special members-only preview will be held on May 26. Please contact the museum if you plan to attend. Michael Masuda is the founder of the Martial Arts Museum in Santa Clarita. He posted this story May 15 on the Santa Clarita Valley hub on valleynews.com. 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

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