…Man United record first win in five league gamesBy Ian Chadband(REUTERS)-Liverpool roared to the top of the Premier League yesterday, offering another dazzling demonstration of their attacking prowess under Juergen Klopp with a 6-1 demolition of Watford at an exultant Anfield.After Arsenal had missed the chance to jump ahead of overnight leaders Chelsea by only eking out a 1-1 draw with their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool were in no mood to squander the chance as they overwhelmed their hapless visitors.Liverpool’s day could only have been improved if the woes of their rivals Manchester United had continued but goals from their misfiring double act of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a 3-1 win at Swansea City ensured relief for manager Jose Mourinho after a trying week.If Chelsea’s 5-0 dismantling of Everton on Saturday had been a performance worthy of a team shooting to the top, Liverpool’s ascent had quite the same feel as they sliced through Watford with more of the delicious attacking invention that has illuminated the league this season.Their win was decorated by a double from Sadio Mane, who now leads their scoring with six this term, as well as goals from man-of-the-match Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and a first for the club from Georginio Wijnaldum.It took their tally of goals to 30 — four more than any other team in the league — with Daryl Janmaat’s late consolation for Watford the only downside to their afternoon, continuing their now-familiar lack of clean sheets.It shot them back to the summit of the table for the first time since May 2014. On 26 points, they are one clear of Chelsea and two ahead of Manchester City and fourth-placed Arsenal, who remain still three clear of Tottenham.The 184th north London derby had earlier proved an entertaining, close-fought tussle with Spurs ultimately happy to stop their rivals going top and to come away with the point that maintains their record as the only unbeaten side in the league.Kevin Wimmer, trying to clear Mesut Ozil’s free kick, headed into his own net, just before the break to delight the Emirates Stadium faithful.Yet soon after the interval, Harry Kane, back following seven weeks out with injury, responded with a penalty struck straight down the middle after Laurent Koscielny was adjudged to have fouled Mousa Dembele.Manchester United’s first win in five league games brought some relief to manager Jose Mourinho, who was forced to watch from the stands at the Liberty Stadium as he served a touchline ban imposed by the Football Association in midweek.Following the Europa League defeat at Fenerbahce, United need a tonic and both Pogba and Ibrahimovic, with a little help from dismal defending from a side mired in the relegation zone, provided it with three first-half goals.Pogba’s 15th minute volley was the most dramatic repayment yet on his world record transfer fee while Ibrahimovic’s double in the space of 12 minutes — his first league goals since September — confirmed Mourinho’s prediction that the Swede would soon start finding the proper rewards for his commitment.The plight of the bottom two — Swansea now lead Sunderland only on goal difference — was worsened by 18th-placed Hull City coming from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 with two goals in three minutes midway through the second half from Robert Snodgrass and Michael Dawson.
May 6, 2020 Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Bundesliga can resume this month Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Bundesliga can resume this month.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Athletics and Football Semifinals (Sunday 24th Nov.) YabaTech Sports Complex, Yaba. Scrabble (YabaTech Indoor Hall, Alumni Building) – 10:00am Athletics Heats (100m, 200m, 400m – Male and Female) – 10:00am UBA vs Union Bank – 1:30pm FCMB vs Fidelity Bank – 3:00pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 2019 Nigeria Bankers Games continues this weekend at the YabaTech Sports Complex with the football event in the semi-final stage, the scrabble and athletics events also beginning.This Sunday the Athletics event will witness heat races in the 100m, 200m and the new inclusion – 400m in both male and female categories. The scrabble event is also slated for this weekend at the Yabatech Indoor Hall. The semi-final ties of the football have mouth-watering fixtures as defending champions, UBA take on Union Bank while Union Bank who have been victorious in their last two matches in the competition will be looking to continue their winning form and cause an upset. The second match will see FCMB take on last year’s finalists – Fidelity Bank. Both teams will be looking to book a place in the final. The fixtures for this weekend include;
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at a 2009 USC commencement ceremony. (Daily Trojan file photo)The USC Schwarzenegger Institute will debut a class on environmental policy next semester taught by former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christian Grose, an associate professor of political science and public policy. The course, titled Environmental Policy from Idea to Passage, will teach students how state environmental law is proposed, developed and implemented in the United States’ legislative systems.The course focuses on California law and the efforts previous politicians put into enforcing environmental regulations, according to Grose. Specifically, it is meant to provide insight into the machinations of the Global Solutions Act 32, a bill enacted by Schwarzenegger during his governorship that aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state.“We thought it’d be a great idea to offer a class to look at the landmark bill to teach students about environmental public policy specifically,” said Grose, the academic director of the Schwarzenegger Institute. “We want to teach students about the theories and ideas around policymaking and the politics of the policy making process.” Schwarzenegger emphasized the importance of teaching students about environmental policies, in a statement to the Daily Trojan.“I am incredibly excited to team up with Senator Fran Pavley and professor Christian Grose to teach a course on the policy and politics of the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act,” he wrote. “The law established California as an environmental leader and showed the world that sub-national governments have the power to act when national governments refused to do so.” The spring class was developed by Schwarzenegger and Conyers Davis, the director of the Schwarzenegger Institute. According to Davis, the class is a culmination of previous outreach efforts and partnerships with politicians like Schwarzenegger and former California State Senator Fran Pavley, who will be a guest speaker. “Arnold runs the Schwarzenegger Institute, so he’s going to be one of the lead professors, and he was instrumental in the policy and the politics that brought it into fruition the Global Solutions Act 32,” Davis said. “The Environmental Policy Director Senator Fran Pavley was the author of the legislation. So it seemed kind of like a no-brainer to us, if we have these two amazing policymakers affiliated with the University, that we wouldn’t tap them to teach a course.”The class will also feature guest speakers.“When we discuss the legislative process, we’re going to have multiple legislators who participated in the bill making,” Grose said. “We’ll invite a few people who were national leaders, international leaders … and there could be a panel of two or three people on a particular topic.”Davis said the class is important given California’s current climate issues, especially with concerns surrounding the state’s handling of environmental disasters like the Camp Fire. He and Grose hope this class can inspire students to be active in the lawmaking process.“This class is going to basically be kind of a history of this bill and help create a guidepost for how you might make policy in the future,” Grose said. “We’re hoping students will also be engaged with ways that they can seek to make changes themselves.” Schwarzenegger said he is enthusiastic about the future of this course, hoping that the students who take it will become inspired to promote change. “I think this is an important lesson for all future policymakers to learn and I think it is fantastic that the Schwarzenegger Institute is offering this course,” he said. “I look forward to being back into the classroom and meeting the next generation of leaders.”
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“Cavani’s situation is uncertain, we don’t know what will happen to him. What I cannot assure you is that he will continue with us and be in Paris in February ”said a Tuchel who is aware that the player is forcing his departure from the French capital to the fullest, to the point of refusing to play the last two games. Cavani’s exit from PSG is closer than ever. Although The French press says that Parisians do not lose 30 million euros for the striker, Thomas Tuchel has left the door open to the player after appearing in a press conference having won the Lorient in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. Initially, the club’s offer is 10 million euros from Atlético de Madrid. A quite distant offer to the 30 million that the PSG is asking for, but the recurrence of Cavani in wanting to leave can be key To unlock the negotiation. The next hours will be key to determine the future of the player.Leonardo, PSG sports director, has confirmed that they have “an offer from Atlético de Madrid that we have not accepted.” The Brazilian executive of the Parisian club has also revealed that “Cavani has asked to leave; I don’t know how the matter will end.”
It’s been just over a year since IAAF president Sebastian Coe took charge of what had become the hottest seat in international sports administration.With bullets still swirling from a massive corruption and doping scandal, and very little confidence left in an organisation responsible for managing the affairs of global track and field, Coe, who himself landed under the microscope, believes they have already taken key steps towards securing a positive future for the sport and is convinced that they have just the thing needed to remove the veil of suspicion that has dogged athletics for years.In an exclusive sit-down with The Gleaner, the IAAF president admitted the damaging effects of the wide-net doping and corruption scandals but is certain that the worst is behind them as he looks to guide the organisation, and the sport, into a new age of transparency and trust.The blueprint, he believes, is highlighted by a 15-point governance-reform package, which is being outlined to the various member federations ahead of a December vote for implementation.The plan, among other things, speaks to a devolution of presidential power; the implementation of an independent integrity unit that will manage doping and non-doping integrity issues; cutting the number of vice-presidents from four to two – one from each gender; a new financial structure, including external audits and transparency standards; as well as structural changes to the management set-up.STRONG YEAR”It has been a difficult year. There have been a lot of challenges, but we have ended the year stronger than we started it. Rio (Olympics) was, in terms of performance for track and field, top draw, in large part courtesy of Jamaica, and I say that with massive respect,” Coe said.”We do end up stronger than we have started the season despite the twin challenge of maintaining all the responsibilities that the IAAF has had; and people tend to forget that even during the difficult moments, we still had to do World Championships,” Coe noted in reference to the World Indoor Championships in Portland; the World Half Marathon Championships; the World Race Walk Cup, which, like the World Under-20 Championship, was removed from Russia; and, of course, the work around the Olympic Games.Nonetheless, Coe believes that despite the issues, there remains a strong appetite for track and field in the global space and believes the charted course, or reform, will go a long way in building on this and pushing track and field from perhaps its lowest position to among the top four sports in the world.”We have sorely tested, as a sport in some key areas, the trust of the spectators, the trust of clean athletes, the trust of the media, and the trust of our sponsors. There is every evidence that they are taking comfort in the fact that as a sport, we recognise that we need to change,” added Coe.”The reform is based on, for me, four principles. Firstly, returning trust. Secondly, it is to ensure that we are a sport that is responsible, responsive, and accountable; that everybody understands what their role and responsibility is in the sport. At the IAAF, we understand that we are there at the service of the member federations. We have to give the member federations the empowerment to deliver the sport that we need them to deliver to help us globalise. Then we need to be energetic in the way that we evolve and never forgetting all the time that we are appealing to young people. And that is very important because there are many competing experiences out there that we need to recognise,” Coe outlined.”Sport is our activity, but our business is entertainment. Thankfully, we have the biggest entertainer in the world at the moment in Usain Bolt, and that makes life a little easier, and then finally, it’s about transformation.”IMPORTANT ELEMENTSThe president singled out the delivery of the independent integrity unit and the proposed changes to anti-doping management as a vastly important element to the package.This new system will not only see the organisation doubling its testing pool of athletes from the top 10 ranked in each discipline to the top 20, but will also centralise the result management with member federations no longer being responsible for sanctioning.”… Never again will we have a potential conflict, where a federation can slow down a process or decide to get involved in a way that we wouldn’t want, and that is very important to me. So there will be an independent disciplinary tribunal,” Coe further explained.Coe yesterday arrived in Santa Domingo, the Dominican Republic for a meeting with NACAC officials.
They say any good parent would wish their child/children achieve more than they have in their life. That is exactly the case with Imran Ally, a cane harvester attached to the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) Enmore Estate.Enterprise Primary School top student, Joel Ally (centre), with Anil Gopaul (left) and Videsh LallA resident of Enterprise, on the East Coast of Demerara, Ally has always dreamt of his son, Joel Ally, becoming someone of worth and good standing in society, and of course, better his father’s achievements. Judging from the recently announced results of the National Grade Six Assessment, young Joel is heading in the right direction, and no one could be more satisfied and excited than his parents.The 11-year-old, who has not yet decided on a career he would like to pursue, emerged as the top students of Enterprise Primary, notching up 532 marks and a place at the prestigious Bishop’s High School; one of the top academic institutions in Guyana.“I studied hard for the exams, and I’m happy with my performance,” Joel said. The young top students expressed gratitude to his parents, whom he said are very supportive of his ambitions to succeed at school.His father was obviously proud of the achievement. “Well, me wish he the best, and me hope he continue to do well in the future.”Joel Ally was among of group of students who performed exceedingly well at the examination, securing spots at some of the country’s top secondary schools. Ronald Moonielall, with 520 marks, earned a spot at St Rose’s High, while Talia Andrews (513 marks), Wazim Abdool (512 marks) and Reshma Mohabir (508 marks) will all be turning out to St Joseph High at the start of the new term in September.Another student with over 500 marks was Ezekiel Siland (503), who will start out at President’s College in the new term.The achievements of these students were duly recognised by the school and the Enterprise Support Group of New York when the graduation exercise was held recently. Additionally, for the first time, the New York group also made a significant contribution towards the Enterprise Nursery School graduation.All told, the Support Group injected approximately G$400,000 in cash and trophies for the two graduations. The outstanding students were presented with cash and trophies, while each of the students from the nursery school took home a trophy.Over 175 youngsters from the two schools were recognised for their performance.President of the Enterprise Support Group of New York, Anil Gopaul, addressing the graduates, told them to continue to put in the hard work and success will be theirs. He also commended the parents for playing a major role in the success of the students. Gopaul said the Support Group will continue to assist in whatever way possible to develop the community, especially the youth population.Local Steering Committee member, Videsh Lall, who is a teacher by profession, also warned the students who would now pursue a secondary school life, to be cautious about the negative influences that they may encounter. “Stay grounded, because there will be lots of negativity circling around you; choose wisely and make the right decisions.”Lall added the Enterprise Support Group of New York would continue to partner with the schools, since the aim is to encourage and motivate the next generation of Enterprise residents to aim for great things in life.
Lawyers seeking to exonerate former board chair of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), Mr. Clemenceau Urey, of his alleged involvement in the payment of US$120,000 as “lobbying fees” for the ratification of oil blocks 11, 12 and 13 by the 53rd National Legislature, have begged the Criminal Court ‘C’ to try him separately.The lobby fees were one of the key demands of the Legislature to ratify the Oranto and Broadway Production Sharing Contract for oil blocks 11, 12 and 13. Mr. Urey was charged in February 2013, along with eight other senior managers, for the commission of the crimes of economic sabotage, bribery and criminal conspiracy.The charges were based on allegations of illegal payment by the company to members of the 53rd National Legislature, in which Urey’s legal team is contesting that he was charged along with the others because of his position as former board chair of NOCAL.In their request to the court, Urey’s counsels argued that, as chairman of the board, he (Urey) was only permitted to vote in cases, when there was a tie over an administrative decision.“Since there was no tie vote in the decision to pay the money to the lawmakers for the ratification of the law, he could not vote to approve any payment to the lawmakers,” they said in the court record, adding “Since he did not vote to approve or authorize the payment there was no legal or factual basis for him to have been charged along with the other defendants.”The document further contended that the NOCAL board chair was a presidential appointment and being a presidential appointee, legally, he served as an agent of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.“He was obliged to carry out her instructions,” the counsel argued.According to the court records, Urey did not vote to make the payment, nor did he sign any check to have the payment made. However, “in his capacity as Chairman of NOCAL’s board of directors he was obliged to inform President Sirleaf about the insistence of the Legislature to receive lobbying fees as a precondition for ratifying the Oranto and Broadway Production Sharing Contract for oil blocks 11, 12 and 13.”Explaining the alleged role of President Sirleaf in the lobbying fees payment, the lawyers for Mr. Urey charged that “President Sirleaf personally, specifically and expressedly instructed both Urey and another defendant Dr. Foday Kromah, NOCAL’s former president and chief executive officer, to comply with the demand and make the payment to ensure that the agreements received the required legislative ratification because this was in the national interest.”They further alleged that as agent of President Sirleaf, Urey acted on the specific instructions of the President, and therefore he is entitled to enjoy the immunities which President Sirleaf herself would enjoy in the matter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The project still needs to go through regulatory approval, with construction slated to finish in 2010.Source – the Canadian Press Environmental groups say federal dollars should not be going to the Mackenzie Gas Project. Environment Minister Jim Prentice announced Monday, the government has offered an undisclosed amount for infrastructure and pre-construction costs for the consortium hoping to build the project, as well as a sharing of risks and returns. The pipeline would carry natural gas from the coast of the Beaufort Sea, at the northwestern tip of the Northwest Territories, more than 12 hundred kilometers south, to Northwestern Alberta, where it would connect with TransCanada’s existing network. – Advertisement -Prentice called the undertaking, now estimated to cost 16.2 billion dollars, “a very important project to our country”, because it offers a secure source of energy for Canada, and would spur economic development in northern communities, and make the arctic region more accessible. But Stephen Hazell, executive director of Sierra Club Canada, says the move is “staggering in its irresponsibility.” Hazell says there is concern large quantities of the fuel would be used in oilsands extraction – “the world’s dirtiest oil in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.” Lindsay Telfer, director of the Sierra Club’s Prairie division agrees, saying she’d rather see government money spent on renewable energy sources. Advertisement