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January 17, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSteaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted “Such proposal would be formally approved by the FIFA Council at a future meeting,” FIFA said.The 32-team men’s World Cup allocates 13 qualifying places to Europe for the 2022 edition, five guaranteed places to Africa, four each to South America and Asia, and three to the North American region known as CONCACAF. Two more places are decided by intercontinental playoffs that exclude Europe or Africa.The 2019 Women’s World Cup allocated eight qualifying slots to Europe, not including host France. Five went to Asian teams, three each to Africa and CONCACAF, two to South America and one to Oceania. One was decided by a North America-vs.-South America playoff.FIFA is also likely to change the commercial structure of the Women’s World Cup, giving it dedicated sponsors. Currently, FIFA’s sponsors have deals across the men’s and women’s tournaments.FIFA noted Friday that “the current economic model has the possibility to shift from being subsidized by men’s football to becoming a sustainable revenue stream.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian FILE – This July 7, 2019 file photo shows Megan Rapinoe celebrating her team’s victory after the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands outside Lyon, France. Penguin Press announced Thursday, July 25, that Rapinoe’s book, currently untitled, will come out in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a “perfect vehicle” for an “honest, thoughtful, unapologetic” take on everything from soccer to nationalism to gay rights. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)FIFA wants its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Women’s World Cup to 32 teams.In a document seen by The Associated Press, FIFA asked council members Friday to approve adding eight more teams within days and without a formal meeting. Agreement would include urgently rebooting the ongoing bid contest to host the 2023 tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Benefits of township living LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. They are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea, which could bid with North Korea.A faster timetable is needed because the 37-member FIFA Council next meets in person from Oct. 23-24 in Shanghai.FIFA now wants to modify the bid process in August by asking the nine federations to re-confirm interest for a 32-team tournament, and inviting other federations to enter. Bids would be submitted in December and a FIFA-run evaluation of the candidates would be published in April.If council members agree to the expansion by next week, FIFA suggests they would pick the host next May instead of March as previously scheduled.It is unclear how the extra eight places would be allocated, with FIFA proposing to consult its continental governing bodies.ADVERTISEMENT Later than usual, Ineos team takes control of Tour de France Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains FIFA believes the 2019 World Cup, won by the United States in France this month, showed a bigger tournament is commercially possible, and would speed development of the women’s game.FIFA President Gianni Infantino set the 32-team target in Paris on July 5, and proposed doubling tournament prize money to $60 million.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“FIFA has a responsibility to ensure that its women’s competitions not only showcase women’s football at the highest level, but also act as a catalyst to grow the game,” council members have been told.Nine FIFA member federations are currently preparing to submit formal plans for a 24-team tournament by Oct. 4. View commentslast_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDear Editor,Of late, we find ourselves complaining in the ‘fake-news’ reality, facts seem no more important than opinions. In 1980 Asimov wrote “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge”. When I read the claptrap opinions of GHK Lall, I marvel at Asimov’s prescience.Whenever I read one of the remigrant’s vapid opinions I wonder at how someone so full of fluff could have survived in the high-performance world of Wall Street financial analysts. I can only assume that GHK re-migrated and got a job teaching Economics at Marion High School because he was not very successful at analysing anything that required examination of facts and arriving at logical conclusions.I may be incorrect, but the fact that no trapping of success accompanied GHK home, leads me to conclude he was facing penury. On GHK’s return, he used a moped to move himself and members of his family around in modest style, as many as three at one-time; that is a fact, not an opinion. The opinion is that based on these facts, he (Lall) should be careful about offering opinions on others who have enjoyed measurable success in their chosen professions.Lall’s mode of transport changed when APNU/AFC got into Government. To paraphrase Dr Jagan, GHK was suddenly another “jackass living a Cadillac lifestyle” at taxpayers expense. This newfound ‘success’ seems to have gone to the head and GHK has appointed himself the sole arbiter of all things PPP; He knows who should be President, who should be PM, GHK ascribes ‘insider’ knowledge to himself and imagines scenarios and offers his opinions as fact.The fact is Lall knows little of the workings of the PPP; he should offer opinions on his fellow geriatrics in Granger’s cabal. Do they like Prakash for PM? Why is he not on the campaign posters? Will Granger choose Lady Macbeth as his Prime Minister instead? The early pointers are there for keen political analysts, but I would prefer to comment after these issues move from the realm of speculation to the world of reality.Editor, the fact is we can offer countless opinions on the choices made by political parties we do not support; we should never, however, offer opinions as facts. Where can we go if ignorance is deemed as good as knowledge? GHK said if things do not go his way “then out comes the other passport”. Given that he is well beyond the age of retirement, I would venture that Lall’s long-overdue return to his home and the attendant welfare benefits paves the way for a younger person to move into the job held by a member of Granger’s geriatric cabal.GHK can/should go and take a few more dual-citizens with him; Guyana would be a better place for their departure. This is an opinion based on the facts.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgStory Links University of Toronto Varsity Blues volleyball rookies Evan Falardeau and Mia Workman have been named the Varsity Blues male and female athletes of the week for the period ending November 11.A first-year left side hitter from Stratford, Ont., Falardeau led all players with 16 points as the Varsity Blues men’s volleyball team defeated the Trent Excalibur 3-1 on Saturday night in Peterborough, Ont.The humanities major totaled a game-high 15 kills, while adding one serving ace and seven digs to help Toronto to their fourth straight win. Falardeau currently ranks ninth in the OUA with a .300 attack percentage. Mia Workman, a first-year right side hitter, totaled 12 points in leading the No. 9 Varsity Blues women’s volleyball team to a 3-0 road victory over the Trent Excalibur on Saturday night.center_img For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version A kinesiology major, Workman tallied nine kills on 15 total attacks for an impressive .533 attack percentage. The Ottawa native added two aces and one block, while also recording 10 digs in the win.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgTwenty minutes later, the host Cardinals were asking themselves what went wrong, and Serra was leaving for home with a 58-45 Del Rey League victory on Tuesday. The Cavaliers, down 25-13, put together an 8-0 run that was the precursor of what was to follow after a lengthy halftime which resulted when someone broke a ceiling light. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: 01/30: Cantwell vs. Junipero Serra MONTEBELLO – For about 12 minutes, Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary was breezing in its girls basketball game, its pressure defense helping to build a 12-point lead and putting visiting Junipero Serra on the ropes. center_img The Cavaliers (6-16, 2-3) trailed 28-23 at the end of two quarters, then out-scored the Cardinals, 21-5, in the third quarter to take a 44-33 lead. Alexis Puligian led the way with eight of her 15 points and the Cavaliers controlled the boards, 14-5. “We came out pumped up to play, and I think the long halftime maybe took something out of us,” Cantwell coach Omar Villalta said. “There definitely was a momentum shift.” Cynthia Duarte tried to bring the Cardinals (18-11, 2-4) back in the fourth quarter by scoring eight of her game-high 26 points, but Jessica McConnico countered with seven of her team-leading 21 points to help preserve the victory. The teams were called for 61 fouls, 37 against Serra. They combined for 75 free throws, 41 by Cantwell. last_img read more

December 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment
first_imgHe said that he told the agent that the only time he had used Pellicano’s services was in connection with his divorce. The judge scheduled sentencing for July 31 and allowed McTiernan to remain free on bond with restrictions that allow him to travel freely in Wyoming, where he lives, and California, but which require him to notify authorities before traveling anywhere else. The charge to which McTiernan pleaded carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAsked to explain what he did, he sketched out a scenario that began with a telephone call to his home on Feb. 13 from a person identifying himself as an FBI agent. He was asked questions about Pellicano, and he said he “denied that Pellicano ever discussed his wiretapping ability. He asked me if I had hired him in any other area, and I said, `No I didn’t.”‘ In actuality, McTiernan added, “I had hired Anthony Pellicano to wiretap Charles Roven in the summer of 2000. I spoke with him about it. But I never received a report or specific information.” Roven worked with McTiernan on the 2002 box-office flop “Rollerball.” McTiernan said he paid Pellicano $50,000 for the illegal wiretap, and in the end, “I paid him off and fired him. But I did not tell that to the agent.” John McTiernan, director of such hit movies as “Die Hard” and “The Thomas Crown Affair,” pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements to an FBI agent about hiring celebrity private eye Anthony Pellicano to wiretap a business associate. A somber McTiernan stood before U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer and said, “I plead guilty, your honor.” McTiernan is the highest-profile figure yet named in the probe of Pellicano, who denies wrongdoing. Asked by the judge if the statements he made to the FBI agent were false, McTiernan said, “They were knowingly false, your honor.” last_img
December 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment
first_imgAnd some California Highway Patrol officers have learned bike riding is is allowed on I-5 between San Francisco and Castaic – where Williams exits at Hughes Lake Road – during calls to superiors after pulling Williams over. The concept of riding to work takes on greater meaning since gas prices have shot up more than 10 cents in the past week. The Automobile Club of Southern California reports the cost of a gallon of regular gas in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area averages $3.34; a week ago, it was $3.20. One local station is charging $3.69 a gallon for regular gas. The recent uptick in gas prices has not yet driven herds of desperate motorists into Williams’ shop, but he noticed a 15 percent increase in first-time cyclists since last fall. Roger Hasper, owner of Newhall Bicycle Co., applauds the plan to outfit all Santa Clarita city buses with bike racks by June, but seeks routes tailored to cyclists’ needs. “I think what happens first is people who are already pedaling are the first ones who start to commute. If prices of gas continue to rise, we’ll get people coming in saying, `I need a bike.’ “A temporary rise in fuel will not make them act,” he said. “Taking money out of their wallet for a prolonged amount of time will make people think alternatively about commuting on their bike.” Parents have not been prevailing on their offspring to ditch the drive and ride bikes to school, but Connie Hall, office manager at Mountain View Elementary School in Saugus, has seen more carpooling since the school’s 1,068 students have returned from spring break. Cyclists who partake in May 18 events will be rewarded with pit stops and free rides on mass transit. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is offering free bus and train rides, and in Northern California, the city of Alameda is offering free rides on its two ferries. (661) 257-5255 FOR MORE INFORMATION For the third year, the city of Santa Clarita is hosting a Bike to Work Day Challenge in which businesses compete to see who can get more employees to bike to work. For more information, call (661) 286-4098 or visit local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – John Williams is doing his part to conserve gas by riding his bicycle to work – 145 miles each way. Fellow commuters offer encouragement, especially as he pedals up the Grapevine. “Drivers honk and give the thumbs-up on Interstate 5 in both directions,” he said. “Truckers honk. I like them because they push the wind for me.” While May is National Bike Month and May 18 is Bike to Work Day, Williams hardly need incentives to climb aboard his 15-pound carbon-fiber Kestrel and hit the road. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsCompared to the handful of cross-country races and nine 500-mile road races he has entered, the trip to work is a yawn. Still, it has its merits. “It saves on gas,” said Williams, who carries a fit 155 pounds on his 5-foot-10 frame. “And it’s a lifestyle I picked up in the late ’80s, and I just continued it.” With the mortgage paid off, the bike mechanic and salesman at Performance Cyclery in Saugus has settled into a schedule that suits him and pays the bills. He leaves his Lake Isabella home at 2 a.m. Mondays and – depending on winds, weather and rest stops – arrives at work eight to 12 hours later, returning Thursday night or Friday. During the week, he stays with friends in Newhall. His route threads along Highways 155, 178 and 184 and onto southbound Interstate 5. He has avoided collisions in his three years on the route – where uphill climbs and prevailing winds can lengthen the return leg by up to two hours. last_img
December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2While the mayor was able to successfully negotiate a deal in Sacramento this week, the commission’s decision reflects the unease among some education, political and community leaders in Los Angeles over the plan. On Wednesday, Villaraigosa announced a deal with teachers unions to pursue legislation that would weaken the school board and give him and other mayors veto power over the superintendent. The mayor would also have direct authority over 36 of the lowest-performing schools. The advisory commission was created in April 2005 by Jose Huizar and Alex Padilla, who at the time were presidents of the school board and City Council, respectively. They now serve on the council together. The 30 members were appointed by the City Council and the school board to recommend whether the 727,000-student district should be subdivided, placed under the authority of the mayor or have full-time board members. A day after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa cut a compromise deal that would give him some power over Los Angeles schools, a prestigious education commission said Thursday that any change in school district governance should first go to voters. The recommendation by the Presidents’ Joint Commission on Los Angeles Unified School District Governance conflicts with the mayor’s plan – a fast-track reform that would only need approval of the Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has pledged to back it. But members of the commission bristled at the fast pace sought by Villaraigosa and the fact that the mayor’s plan will likely not face voter scrutiny. “The mayor and the commission will disagree on some things, but it’s important to put it to the vote of the people. We go to war to fight for democracy but the people of Los Angeles won’t have the opportunity to vote on this important decision,” said Jose Cornejo, a commissioner and chief of staff to Councilman Tony Cardenas. Their recommendations are nonbinding. The joint commission has spent the last year studying the district and developing a road map for reform. Their recommendations, which will include how much control the mayor should have over the district, are due by June 30. (213) 978-0390160Want 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

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Barcelona are preparing a second bid of £80million for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, despite seeing a £72m bid rejected and the Reds’ insistence that the Brazilian playmaker is not for sale at ANY price. (Daily Star)The Spanish giants have sent officials to England to try to sign the 25-year-old. (Sport)Manchester City are hoping to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, and are reportedly plotting a £143m bid which, if accepted, would carry their summer spending to beyond £350m. (Daily Mirror)Real Madrid have ‘leaked’ that Mbappe will only come to the Spanish club if either Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo leave, which is apparently another way for the club to say, ‘does anybody want Benzema?’ (@GuillemBalague on Twitter)Monaco Thomas Lemar is set to complete a £45m move to Arsenal as the French champions’ mass exodus continues. Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy, Valere Germain have already left the club and it appears 21-year-old Lemar will also get his wish to move, despite Monaco initially holding out for £80m. (The Sun)Arsenal have received an offer of £9m for unsettled striker Lucas Perez from his former club Deportivo La Coruna. FULL STORY HERELiverpool midfielder Emre Can has agreed personal terms with Juventus. (The Sun)Chelsea are considering a move for Everton’s 19-year-old midfielder Tom Davies. (The Sun)Tottenham are looking to bring in Hoffenheim full-back Jeremy Toljan, 22, who can operate on both flanks. (Daily Mail)Spurs have shifted their attention after the pursuit of Porto defender Ricardo Pereira stalled over the complicated issue of third-party ownership and the baulking of the £20m fee. (Daily Mail)Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay close to London if he leaves this summer, with West Ham the 25-year-old’s preferred destination. However, the Gunners’ £20m asking price may prove a stumbling block, while the Hammers have yet to register their interest. (The Independent)Manchester United target Renato Sanches reportedly he wants to leave Bayern Munich, with AC Milan also interested in the 19-year-old Portugal international. (The Independent)Here are the latest headlines:EXCLUSIVE – ‘Javier Hernandez could be the best player West Ham have EVER signed’, co-chairman David Sullivan tells talkSPORTJack Wilshere latest – West Ham chief David Sullivan plays down links with Arsenal man but admits: ‘Never say never…’EXCLUSIVE – West Ham chief David Sullivan on Dimitri Payet: ‘We knew we were signing a flawed individual’West Ham United aiming ‘to win three trophies’ after summer spending spree, co-chairman David Sullivan tells talkSPORTVirgil van Dijk: Southampton defender encouraged to join Chelsea over LiverpoolLeon Osman on Gylfi Sigurdsson pursuit: ‘Everton have got money to spend after selling Romelu Lukaku…spend it!’Juventus step up Emre Can pursuit after learning Liverpool midfielder will not sign a new contractAC Milan interested in bringing Chelsea outcast Diego Costa to the San Siro as Serie A side look for more firepowerDavide Santon: Crystal Palace, Watford and Sampdoria all interested in signing wantaway Inter Milan defenderEliaquim Mangala: Juventus considering shock move for £17.8m-rated Manchester City flopTransfer BLOW! Chelsea and Manchester United target Radja Nainggolan set to pen new Roma dealManchester United transfer report: Anthony Martial could join Inter Milan on loan as part of Ivan Perisic transferWatford FC transfer news: Hornets leading race to sign Valencia’s Aymen AbdennourTransfer BOOST! Roma pull out of race for Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham target Munir El Haddadilast_img read more

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAs Eden Hazard couldn’t attend the ceremony yesterday, @hlnsport and @VTMStadion hired two guys to hand over the ‘best Belgian player abroad’. #cfc #goudenschoen @hazardeden10 @thibautcourtois @ChelseaFC— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) February 8, 2018 1 Courtois won the award in 2013 and 2014 center_img Eden Hazard was surprised by Chelsea and Belgium team-mate Thibaut Courtois after being presented with the Best Belgian Player Abroad award at Stamford Bridge. The forward, who signed for the Blues in 2012, thought he was merely taking part in an interview with a young fan.  However, after being asked a number of questions by the boy, Courtois burst in the room to announce Hazard was the recipient of this year’s award. The voters for the award consist of a number of Belgian journalists, football personalities and former winners. Watch the video below.last_img read more

December 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img 2 Getty Images – Getty Bielsa is a cult hero in Yorkshire However, Allardyce points towards the spending power and ambition of the Toffees as proof of their stature over Leeds.“They’re very similar,” he told talkSPORT. “You’ve got the days of Howard [Kendall] and the days of Don Revie.“What would Howard have done if they [Everton] weren’t banned from Europe? Would they’ve won the European Cup like Liverpool did? Leeds never won it.“Everton are bigger because they’ve got the bigger spending power with Farhad [Moshiri] and they’re looking to go places.” Sam Allardyce dismissed suggestions Leeds are a bigger club than Everton on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.The former Toffees boss joined Big Al to discuss the club’s plight since his departure and what comes next if they ditch another manager.Pressure continues to mount on current boss Marco Silva, who has seen Everton claim just seven points from their opening eight games this season. And one fan called in to suggest the Toffees should move for Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa.The eccentric Argentine has injected new life into Elland Road since taking over in 2018, as he bids to take the Whites back to the Premier League following a 15-year absence.And Brazil questioned whether a move to Merseyside would actually represent an upwards step for Bielsa.Both clubs have a rich history of success, with Leeds a prominent force in English football under Don Revie in the late sixties/early seventies, while Everton’s glory days came in the mid-eighties under Howard Kendall. 2 Getty Images – Getty Everton fans are growing increasingly impatient with Silva last_img read more