English Premier League points standing


first_imgPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (1) Leicester City 38 23 12 3 68 36 32 812 (3) Arsenal 38 20 11 7 65 36 29 713 (2) Tottenham Hotspur 38 19 13 6 69 35 34 704 (4) Manchester City 38 19 9 10 71 41 30 665 (7) Southampton 38 18 9 11 59 41 18 636 (5) Manchester United 37 18 9 10 46 34 12 637 (6) West Ham United 38 16 14 8 65 51 14 628 (8) Liverpool 38 16 12 10 63 50 13 609 (10) Stoke City 38 14 9 15 41 55 -14 5110 (9) Chelsea 38 12 14 12 59 53 6 50POS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS11 (12) Everton 38 11 14 13 59 55 4 4712 (11) Swansea City 38 12 11 15 42 52 -10 4713 (13) Watford 38 12 9 17 40 50 -10 4514 (15) West Bromwich Albion 38 10 13 15 34 48 -14 4315 (14) Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 39 51 -12 4216 (16) Bournemouth 37 11 9 17 44 64 -20 4217 (17) Sunderland 38 9 12 17 48 62 -14 3918 (18) Newcastle United 38 9 10 19 44 65 -21 3719 (19) Norwich City 38 9 7 22 39 67 -28 3420 (20) Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 27 76 -49 17last_img read more

Vacationing Corentyne couple’s home destroyed by fire


first_imgTwo persons are now homeless following a fire which completely destroyed a two-storey house at Lot 102 Section G, Nigg, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Monday evening.Flames were seen coming from the upper flat of the house about 20:30h. The couple were not at home since they reportedly departed for their vacation on Saturday.An eyewitness, who lives two houses away, Lucille Ayana explained that the community was at the time experiencing a fluctuation in the power supply. “Me light keep blinking, and then me neighbour get up to see what going on with he appliances and he see the fire and start holla and then me see the fire coming from the house,” the woman said.The fire spread quickly and engulfed the entire building, fuelled by combustible items which were in a storeroom, one resident reported.The Rose Hall Town Fire Service responded with one unit and was able to prevent the blaze from spreading to other buildings. At the time of the fire, there was a heavy rain which also contributed to the fire being contained to one building.When this publication visited the community, the affected couple had not returned from their vacation. The Fire Service is currently investigating the incident and has not confirmed that the fire was electrical in origin.last_img read more

Snowfall warning comes to an end


first_imgAs of 11p.m. Thursday night the local airport had recorded a snowfall total of 11.7 centimeters, pushing this week’s and this month’s, unofficial total to nearly 24 centimeters.Given what has fallen since then, it’s reasonable to assume we’ve now received at least two and half times the monthly average of 10.6, with half the month still to come.- Advertisement -Environment Canada has lifted the snowfall warning for the area but it is still calling for a total of four centimeters Friday.In addition, because the storm front arrived, about six hours later than anticipated yesterday morning, the weather bureau is also saying there’s about a 70 percent chance of more flurries on Saturday.So, needless to say, this is another morning when local area motorists will be required to adjust to winter driving conditions.last_img read more

Jessica’s Law can’t be retroactive


first_imgSACRAMENTO – A federal judge ruled Friday that a voter-approved restriction on where sex offenders can live can’t be applied retroactively, potentially freeing thousands of offenders from a ban on living within 2,000 feet of schools or places where children gather. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton said there was nothing in Proposition 83, commonly known as Jessica’s Law, that specified its provisions were intended to be applied retroactively. When that’s the case, California law requires that the statute apply from the date it takes effect, he added. Proposition 83 was approved Nov. 7 by 70.5 percent of voters and took effect the next day. As well as barring sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of places where children gather, the measure increases prison terms for sex offenders and requires lifetime satellite tracking for rapists, child molesters and other felony sex criminals after they are released from prison. 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

Energy, charity combine in contest


first_imgThe couple sold their custom home in Newhall and all their belongings and established ZOE International Ministries, which oversees three children’s homes in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There, 60 children ages 3 to 18 are cared for and schooled in academics and religion, in keeping with the Christian beliefs of the nonprofit group. All of the children are from impoverished mountain villages; some are orphans, others are victims of family tragedies and are cast adrift. “Carol was chosen as a semifinalist because of her perseverance, determination and never-quit spirit,” said Samantha Leavitt, a spokeswoman for Energizer, which sponsors the contest. Created last year, the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame publicizes stories of people whose drive rivals that of the indefatigable Energizer Bunny. The winner snags $10,000 and a $5,000 donation to a charity of choice. The contest is a synergy of product promotion and good deeds. ZOE, derived from the Greek word for “life,” is trying to raise $2.5 million to expand and consolidate its Thai operations. The group hopes to buy property and buildings so it can house up to 500 children under one roof, and establish a resource, training and vocational center for volunteers, caregivers and children. According to the U.S. State Department Web site, in 2006 the nation spent roughly $74 million for worldwide projects fostering efforts to combat human trafficking. Asked whether she might walk away from the daunting task, Hart didn’t miss a beat, saying, “Never, never, never.” Winnowed from roughly 1,000 entries, Hart is among 100 semifinalists vying for 10 finalist spots. Following the popular reality show format, Energizer will let voters choose the winner via the Web. Hart may have an edge on the others, having once been a mascot herself – at Hart High School. However, in this case she prefers not to single herself out. “It’s not just one bunny; there’s thousands that stand with us here in the U.S. and abroad that are fighting to make a difference,” she said. Should she win, Hart could funnel the $5,000 into ZOE, Leavitt said. Meantime, Energizer Holdings Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, announced recently its net earnings for the quarter were $66.6 million, up from earnings of $50 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2006. A link on the contest’s Web site, which features Energizer’s mascot – the pink drummer bunny in shades – encourages viewers to “Tell your Friends” about the project with just a click of the mouse. Semifinalists span the nation. Other California contestants are from San Francisco and Lake Sherwood. Voting begins June 14 and ends Aug. 1. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – A Newhall woman who formed a children’s charity in Thailand stands to win a contest for folks with can-do spirit. Some five years ago, Carol Hart established group homes abroad to shelter children at risk for being sold into child prostitution and slavery. Distraught by the plight of youngsters and teens ensnared in human trafficking, Hart and her husband, Michael – who five years ago were assistant pastors at a large Woodland Hills church – gave up a comfortable life to travel halfway around the world to intervene. “It has nothing to do with where we hold our citizenship or our ethnicity,” Carol Hart said via phone from Bangkok en route to the children’s homes. “If it was your child, you would fight the rest of your life for their freedom. Although they’re not our blood, they matter to us and they matter to the heart of God.” last_img read more

Ethiopia suspends football championship after attack on referee


first_img“We want to discuss with the police in the different areas of the country to improve security,” said the president of the EFF, Juneidi Basha, who is supervising the first division championship, the Ethiopian Premier League, and the 16 clubs taking part.On Monday night, during a match between the clubs Wolwelo Adigrat and Defence in the capital Addis Ababa, players with Wolwelo protested a goal they said was unjustly awarded to the rival team.Images on state television ETV showed a member of the Wolwelo management team chasing the referee, push him to the ground and punch him at least once.The culprit has since been fired and is facing a disciplinary commission which will rule in the next three days, according to Juneidi.The country’s referee association has demanded he face criminal charges.The association also announced a three-week strike on Wednesday and the EFF is hoping the suspension of the championship will allow time to hold talks with the disgruntled referees.Juneidi said the EFF was prepared to accede to some of their demands, including paying medical insurance fees and guaranteeing secure transport between matches.Ethiopia’s football season has been marred by several acts of violence against referees and between rival supporters.In April spectators swarmed onto a football field during a match between the Woldiya and Fasil clubs, injuring two match officials and a coach.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ethiopian soccer ref chased down and attacked over controversial goal decision. Photo/COURTESYADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 3 – The Ethiopian Football Federation decided Thursday to suspend the country’s football championships because a team manager beat up a referee on Monday after he had awarded a goal to their rivals.During a special meeting to discuss the incident, the federation took the decision to allow time for discussions on recurring security incidents in and around football stadiums in the country.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho hails Sam Allardyce as perfect man for England and offers support


first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has backed the Football Association’s decision to hand Sam Allardyce the England job.Allardyce is set to leave Sunderland to succeed Roy Hodgson after a three-man FA panel containing chief executive Martin Glenn, technical director Dan Ashworth and vice-chairman David Gill concluded its interview process.Mourinho has locked horns with Allardyce in the past and accused him of “19th-century football tactics” two-and-a-half years ago after Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by West Ham.But the Portuguese insists he has a good relationship with the 61-year-old now and believes he is the right man to lead the Three Lions after their woeful Euro 2016 campaign.“I think he’s the right person for that, yes,” said Mourinho, when asked what he made of Allardyce’s appointment. “I think he is a good choice but I think he needs support and I think you can do better in respect to that because my experience in your country shows that me you, (the) football world, could do a bit better.“I think Sam never had the big chance at the highest level – lots of experiences in the Premier League but never that big one.“And now he has the big one, so I think he is more than ready. I think he is a good motivator, I think he can create a good team spirit with his player and I wish him the best.“From my side, not just as a friend but my side as Man United manager, the only thing I can promise is that I am going to try to support him the best way, prepare the players for him, try to have the English players always available in a good condition to help him.“I hope you can do the same because it’s your time. In Portugal we were waiting and waiting and finally we got it. I think it is time for you because ’66 (when England won their one and only major international trophy) was a long time ago, so good luck Big Sam.” 1 Jose Mourinho and Sam Allardyce last_img read more

MAN WHO BIT GARDA IN GROIN ORDERED TO PAY €1,000 TO CHARITY


first_imgA man who bit a Garda in his groin during a row has been fined €1,000.Lee McDermott, pictured, admitted assaulting Garda Keating during a disturbance at the Euro Spar car-park in Buncrana, Co Donegal on May 13th last year.A previous court hearing how Garda Keating was forced to undergo hospital treatment after the savage attack. The court was told that McDermott had issues with alcohol and there was a modest risk of him reoffending.McDermott, 19, of Meenagorey, Buncrana gathered the €1,000 in compensation from family and friends.The money was offered to Garda Keating but he said he did not want compensation and just wanted the case dealt with.Solicitor for McDermott, Ciaran McLaughlin, said the money could be donated to a heart charity at the request of his client.However Judge Paul Kelly said he would like the cash to go to the Whiteoaks Treatment Centre in light of the defendant’s history with alcohol.MAN WHO BIT GARDA IN GROIN ORDERED TO PAY €1,000 TO CHARITY was last modified: July 13th, 2013 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:Buncrana District CourtgroinLee McDermottlast_img read more

DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR LIAM O CUINNEAGAIN’S BIG NIGHT – PIC SPECIAL


first_imgA piper leads Donegal Person of the Year Liam O Cuinneagain and Martin Mc Gettigan, President, Donegal Person of the Year, into the award function in Dublin on Saturday night.Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin with Liam and Anne Ui Chuinneagain at the Donegal Person of the Year function in Dublin on Saturday night.Dolores Nic Geidigh, Cllr David Alcorn, Lorraine Mc Gettigan and MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher at the Donegal Person of the Year award in Dublin.Sean Mc Elwee, Charlie ‘Dora’ Mc Ginley and Minister of State Dinny Mc Ginley TD at the Donegal Person of the Year function in Dublin.Martin Mc Gettigan, President, Donegal Association in Dublin presenting Liam O Cuinnegain with the 2013 Donegal Person of the Year Award in Dublin last night Saturday.DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR LIAM O CUINNEAGAIN’S BIG NIGHT – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: March 2nd, 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:donegalDublin AssociationLIAM Ó CUINNEAGÁINPerson Of Yearlast_img read more

PRESIDENT HIGGINS’ STUNNING SPEECH AS HE PRESENTS TIP O’NEILL AWARD


first_imgTip O’NeillTHE TIP O’NEILL award has been presented tonight to Massachusetts State President Therese Murray by our President Michael D Higgins.It was the highlight of a wonderful day in Inishowen, and the end of a great successful day as Donegal County Council – and in particular Michael Heaney – saw a diaspora award reach new heights. President Higgins delivered a gripping speech in Buncrana.We thought you should be able to read it in full. So here it is:Tonight we mark and celebrate the many members of our global Irish family who make us proud and represent us so well in countries around the world. As a nation we are very conscious of the great debt of gratitude we owe to the many members of our Diaspora who remain loyal to the country in which they or their forefathers were born; generously supporting and encouraging those who remained at home and helping to shape and craft the modern Ireland we know today. The story of Ireland in the second half of the nineteenth century has been written by American Irish scholars who are now succeeded by a new generation of social historians on both sides of the Atlantic. It is a most powerful case history of people becoming victims of an abstract ideologically driven economic theory.Ireland’s migration story is one of dispossession, hunger and forced exile. It is a story that contains hardship, destitution and great suffering. It is also a story, however, of many twists and turns and new beginnings, woven throughout with tales of opportunity seized, innovation and re-invention; and above all, the importance given to education and to participation in public service and politics. It is those stories we celebrate here this evening as we gather for the presentation of the third Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award. Throughout our history, emigration has been a feature of Irish life, rarely voluntary, most often enforced by circumstance. Although we are an island of just some six million people, we have a worldwide diaspora of 70 million. Over half of those, some 44 million, live in the United States, a place with which we have deep and profound ties of history and kinship.Earlier this year I was privileged to make my second visit to the United States as President of Ireland, and visited Chicago, Illinois and Bloomington, Indiana. I met many members of our Irish American family during that visit and was greatly struck by their great commitment to maintaining and deepening their connection to Ireland and the Irish people.It was a commitment manifested in many ways; through the work of organisations such as the Irish Fellowship, the Ireland Network and the Chicago Sisters City Committee who network and advocate on behalf of Ireland as we play our part on a global stage; through creating vibrant communities determined to keep Irish culture alive and vibrant and relevant and to pass that heritage on to future generations of Irish Americans; and, importantly, lobbying too for immigration reform and better living and working conditions for the many immigrants who continue to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before.It was uplifting and inspiring to be reminded of the generous and supportive global family we, as a nation, have been gifted with. I am delighted, therefore, to be here tonight for an award presented in memory of one such member of our far flung family, the late Tip O’Neill.At the time of Tip’s death in 1994, Bill Clinton movingly summed up the life and persona of that great man in the following words:“He loved politics and government because he saw politics and government could make a difference in people’s lives. And he loved people most of all.” Tip, with his great compassion and his commitment to the principles of equity and justice, was unafraid to engage in tough principle-driven politics, while at the same time demonstrating the skills to achieve bi-partisan cooperation. This was and is a rare combination.Throughout his long and distinguished career, which culminated in becoming Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, he spoke to and for both the Irish community and all vulnerable residents in the United States. He firmly believed in the responsibility and capacity of government to bring about social change and its duty to resolve many social problems, and one of his great legacies is the improvements he achieved in the lives of his fellow Irish Americans, as well in the lives of many marginalized groups he supported in America.I first met Tip O’Neil with Teddy Kennedy during the 1980s when we were both concerned about some radical proposals being introduced by another Irish American, who happened to be President, concerning Central America. Tip O’Neill, and Senator Edward Kennedy took the necessary principled position but did not allow this difference with the incumbent President to disrupt dialogue on other issues. Tip O’Neill was the great judge of the value of bi-partisanship and of what should be bipartisan while respecting difference.Tip O’Neill was also, of course, one of the most important US advocates for peace in Northern Ireland. His vision and his determination to make Ireland a better place were crucial in the negotiations that led to the Anglo Irish Agreement in 1985 and the establishment of the International Fund for Ireland. It is a fitting tribute therefore, that this prestigious award be established in his memory and presented to other members of our Diaspora who have made their own unique contribution both on the global stage and on the maintenance of links between Ireland and our global family.This evening I have the great honour to present this award to Therese Murray.I hope that Therese will not mind if I draw a connection between her political achievements and that of the other great figures of Boston-Irish Democrats. We celebrate here tonight both Therese and Tip O’Neil but there are so many others that have made an immense contribution the public life of the United States, while at the same time championing the cause and image of Ireland in the world. Over my political career I had the great pleasure of meeting many of these leaders and representatives and on behalf of the Irish people I want to express our enduring gratitude for the support that the activists and elected representatives of Massachusetts have given to Ireland.Therese has pursued a hugely successful career in American politics, now holding the position of Massachusetts State Senate President. Your record of legislative achievement is substantial and broad-ranging. Children’s rights, mental health, affordable housing and education are all areas of interest which I share. That you have also successfully delivered reforms in areas as diverse as criminal justice, small business, public sector hiring and pensions is a testament to a politician of great skill and immense intellectual ability. There can be no doubt that, since being first elected as Senator in 1992 you have worked tirelessly with such principle and courage for the community she represents and has achieved improvements in the lives of the people of her State.That your greatest achievements are in the area of healthcare reform is a testament to your capacity for leadership – and more than anything a testament to your courage!Therese Murray, like Tip O’Neill, has remained deeply connected to her Irish roots and heritage. I understand that your father’s people are from Cork and your mother’s from Limerick. My mother’s were from Cork and my father’s Limerick – so I know that you are blessed with the finest of heritage!Indeed her work on developing economic ties between the island of Ireland, particularly the North-West region of Donegal and Derry, is worthy of special mention tonight. The North-West has faced, and continues to face, challenges unique to its geography and the complexities the political border places on economic development of this region.Therese works in the most positive way to help communities on both sides of the border to overcome those challenges. She has visited Donegal and she has encouraged others to visit the county and the region. She has welcomed many visitors from Ireland including official delegations from Donegal who have enjoyed her hospitality in the State Capital on Beacon Hill and her commitment to reinforcing the very strong cultural, economic and political ties that are forged, on the bonds of kinship and friendship that join our two great nations, represents all that is good and commendable about Irish people across the world.In Therese’s own memorable words:“Our nations’ borders and the oceans that separate us are not, and cannot, be barriers to finding solutions for the issues we all face”,She is a true friend of Ireland and this award tonight further strengthens the links between Massachusetts and Ireland, especially those links here in the North West. There can be absolutely no doubt that Therese is such a worthy recipient of tonight’s award, and a fitting successor to its two previous recipients, Niall O’Dowd and Brian Schweitzer who have also made their own unique impact as members of our wider Irish family.Is mian liom comhghairdeas a dhéanamh le Therese as ucht an ghradaim seo a bhaint amach, agus gach rath a ghuí uirthi agus í i mbun a cuid oibre thábhachtach amach anseo.[I would like to congratulate Therese on being chosen for this great honour, and I wish her every success as she continues with her important work.]Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.PRESIDENT HIGGINS’ STUNNING SPEECH AS HE PRESENTS TIP O’NEILL AWARD was last modified: September 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more