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a month agoChelsea boss Lampard bemoans VAR impact

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard bemoans VAR impactby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says VAR changes the atmosphere at football matches.The Blues had a goal disallowed in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.”We have to get on with it. It is a sad thing for the celebration and the moment but if we are looking for correct decisions that is where we are at,” Lampard said after the match. “It changes the atmosphere in the crowd, on the pitch. We are slightly deflated and they get a boost. We deserved to be level at that point.” last_img read more

Predicting The Next 9 National Champions In College Football

first_imgA fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 02: A fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re exactly one month away from the first college football Saturday.The 2016 season is set to get fully underway on Saturday, Sept. 3.Who will be bringing home this year’s national championship?Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma appear to be the three main favorites.We’ve made a prediction for this season – and the eight seasons that will follow.Looking at teams’ depth charts, head coaches, recruiting classes (and some creative thinking) we’re predicting who will take home college football’s national championship through the 2024 season.Get started with 2016.College Football’s Next 9 National Championslast_img read more

Freeland Carr meet with future Mexican cabinet ministers in Ottawa

first_imgOTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is hosting a pair of Mexican dignitaries who will hold key cabinet portfolios once their country’s incoming government take power.Freeland and International Trade Minister Jim Carr will sit down for bilateral meetings in Ottawa today with Mexico’s future foreign affairs minister Marcelo Ebrard and economy minister Graciela Marquez. The meetings come just a few weeks after Canada, Mexico and the United States agreed to an updated North American free trade pact.The agreement narrowly beat a deadline imposed by the U.S. Congress to get the deal fast-tracked and voted on by Dec. 1, ahead of Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s incoming government.The visiting Mexican officials, Ebrard and Marquez, will take on their ministerial roles once Lopez Obrador’s government takes office.Canada and Mexico are still dealing with stinging steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the Trump administration _ and both countries have responded by slapping the U.S. with retaliatory duties of their own.last_img read more

TMC activist beaten up in Murshidabad

first_imgKolkata: A Trinamool Congress activist was injured after being beaten up by some miscreants in Murshidabad. The district Trinamool Congress leaders have alleged that some Congress-backed goons were involved in the attack.The victim has been identified as Tuhin Sarkar. A resident of the Kalinagar area in Murshidabad, Sarkar was returning home on late Saturday evening when two motorcycle-borne miscreants stopped his way. They got down from the bike and started beating up the victim indiscriminately. The victim fell on the ground after receiving several blows. Hearing the screams of the victim, some local residents came to his rescue. The miscreants, however, had fled from the spot before the local people reached there. They rushed the victim to a nearby health centre. His condition is stated to be stable now. The incident has subsequently triggered a blame game between the local TMC and Congress leaders. TMC leaders alleged that Congress had engaged the miscreants to beat up Sarkar. However, Congress has refuted the allegation and termed the incident a result of infighting within TMC. Police have started a probe in this regard. They are conducting raids to nab the culprits.last_img read more

What Happened To The Seahawks Rushing Game

The Seattle Seahawks are at a pivotal point of their season, in 2nd place in the NFC West with a record of 5-3 going into their Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals this week. Their big question mark: what’s happened to their running game? In the video above, Neil Paine outlines how a lack of a rushing attack may hamstring the team if it makes the playoffs.

Is Tom Brady Finally Getting Old

On paper, 2017 seems like a very typical Tom Brady season. He is leading the NFL in passing yards and sporting a 102.8 passer rating that’s his second-best since 2011. The Patriots are once again the No. 1 seed in the AFC, and Brady is the leading candidate to be named the NFL’s most valuable player.But over the past five weeks, there has been some trouble brewing in Foxboro — at least by New England’s own ridiculous standards. After the Patriots traded away Brady’s heir apparent, Jimmy Garoppolo, an ESPN report of an internal power struggle between Brady, coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft has clouded the future of the five-time champions. But perhaps more worrisome than this report is that Brady himself has been quietly marred in a slump.Brady’s last five games of the 2017 regular season were uncharacteristically mediocre, despite New England going 4-1 in that span. Beginning in Week 13, Brady has posted a passer rating of 81.6, 17th best in the NFL,1Minimum of 80 pass attempts. and his yards per attempt in that span were 6.95, 15th best in the league. He’s also been far worse in touchdowns to interceptions, going from 26-to-3 in his first 11 games to an unusual-for-him 6-to-5.In the context of his career, Brady’s extended sample of poor play is surprising but not unprecedented. Dating back to 2007, when he turned 30, this is Brady’s sixth worst five-game stretch measured by expected points added2EPA is a measure of offensive productivity that accounts for the value of yards gained, field position and down/distance. based on the quality of his play. Brady accumulated 22.16 EPA in his last five games, for an average of 4.43 per game. His average in Games 1 through 11 was more than 2 points higher (6.76 EPA). Brady’s worst five-game stretchesTom Brady’s lowest cumulative expected points added (EPA) in any five-game window, 2007-2017 20149/7/1410/5/1420219.543-2 201510/29/1511/29/1522622.194-1 201512/6/151/3/1620418.592-3 SeasonFromToAction PlaysTotal EPAPatriots Record 200911/22/0912/20/0918419.813-2 201712/3/1712/31/1720722.164-1 201010/4/1011/7/1019518.144-1 Does not include overlapping periods or playoff games; single-season stretches only. Action plays include pass attempts, QB runs and sacks.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Yes, Brady was without his best weapon, Rob Gronkowski, for the worst game in the stretch, a 27-20 loss to the Dolphins in Miami, when he managed only a 59.5 rating and 4.16 EPA. But he capped the regular season at home against the New York Jets with his lowest yards per attempt of the year (5.14), with an active Gronkowski being held catchless.This could all be random variance. Maybe Brady is still eluding Father Time better than any quarterback in history and will soon erase all doubts, as he has before. He’s certainly fired up about even faint whispers of his decline. And the Patriots last year reportedly were planning as if his commitment to diet and training would allow him to play at an elite level for at least another couple of seasons. Brady, of course, seems to think he can continue pushing defenses around even when he’s pushing 50.But if we were to look at the half-empty glass, we can draw comparisons to the career arc of Brady’s former longtime nemesis, Peyton Manning. No, not the Manning we last saw in 2015, who somehow won a Super Bowl with play so poor that his league-leading defense was forced to overcome it. Brady’s 2017 season is actually eerily similar to the 2014 Manning, who was his typical dominant self for the first 11 games of the year before falling off a cliff that can be seen now only in hindsight. At the time, the poor play was attributed to nagging injuries and not the inevitable end of one of the NFL’s greatest careers. 20139/29/1310/27/1321618.743-2 Neither quarterback gave any indication that anything was different if you look at the full-season statistics. But while we think a decline for a player happens neatly at the start of a season, Manning showed the circus can leave town at any time. For him, that time was his 12th game of the 2014 season. Previously, he was characteristically crushing the NFL with a third-best 109.5 passer rating and fourth-best 8.05 yards per attempt — that’s very similar to Brady’s first 11 games this year, with a 111.7 passer rating (first) and 8.27 yards per attempt (third).But then Manning instantly transformed into an old quarterback: a 78.7 rating (24th) in his final five games with a TD-to-interception rate of 5-to-6, compared with 34-to-9 in the first 11 games.Manning’s 2014 season ended with a home loss in the divisional round because of his poor play against an inexperienced playoff team with a third-year quarterback (Indianapolis’s Andrew Luck). Coincidently on Saturday, the Patriots will also take the field as a significant favorite at home against an inexperienced playoff team with a third-year quarterback (Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota).Premature obits have been written for Brady before. There’s little reason to doubt New England based on what they’ve accomplished this century. But if Belichick and Brady are to get that unprecedented sixth ring, they will need Brady to look more like what he’s been and less like what he is: a 40-year-old quarterback.Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more

Deschamps has prepared France for Cavani

first_imgFrance boss Didier Deschamps insists that he has prepared his side for facing Edinson Cavani ahead of their quarter-final clash with Uruguay, regardless of whether he plays or notThe Paris Saint-Germain forward was the hero for Uruguay in their previous knockout round against Portugal, where his stunning goals proved to be the difference in the 2-1 win over the European champions.However, Cavani’s heroics came at a price and he was seen limping off the pitch towards the end of the game with a calf injury with some assistance from Cristiano Ronaldo.Since then, Cavani had missed three consecutive training sessions with the Uruguay squad as of Wednesday and did some minor work on Thursday.Although he still appears to be a likely doubt for their last-eight match against France.But Deschamps is not taking that for granted.Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-GermainKylian Mbappe could return to PSG training next week Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that Kylian Mbappe could make a return to training to next week as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.“I am preparing my team for Cavani. Whether he plays or not, we will know tomorrow. If he doesn’t play, (Oscar) Tabarez has other options. I have prepared my team keeping different options in mind,” said the French coach, according to Hindustan Times.The 49-year-old feels that France must put their thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina behind with Uruguay set to be an entirely different challenge altogether.“This Uruguayan side has a different profile from Argentina. We have to be very patient. They are extremely well organised in defence,” he said.“If they need 10 players to defend, they will do that. When they don’t have ball possession, they know what to do; everybody defends, even the striker defends.”But Deschamps knows there is more to Uruguay than their defence, he added: “They can counter-attack very quickly. We must also bear in mind that this is a team that knows how to take advantages of set-pieces.”Uruguay and France will face off at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium today at 16:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Israel manager has called for a real fight against Scotland

first_imgAccording to Andreas Herzog, both teams need a win to get promoted to the UEFA Nations League B and a chance for a playoff spot for the 2020 EuroIsrael and Scotland are tied on first-place in the UEFA Nations League C Group 1 with six points.But thanks to the tiebreaker rule, Israel only needs a tie with the Scotts to get promoted to League B.On the other hand, only a win gives Scotland a chance for a playoff spot for the 2020 Euro Championship.“First we have to go out and give the Scottish team a real battle,” said Israel manager Andreas Herzog according to Sky Sports.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“That is what’s key at Hampden Park.”“If we are not aggressive and cannot match the energy then it will be a tough game for us. We all know it is a great chance for us,” he added.“We are in first place in the group and we want to keep that position. We have to be ready for a lot of different circumstances and we have had a good preparation so far.”“From the beginning, we expect Scotland to put a lot of pressure on us and that’s why we need to be confident, calm and smart in possession,” he explained.“If we are able to create chances it will be a different thinking from the Scottish team and then it is an open game.”last_img read more

Concerned El Cajon residents fear threat of cars slamming into property

first_img Posted: July 9, 2018 July 9, 2018 Concerned El Cajon residents fear threat of cars slamming into property , center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) – Homeowners in one El Cajon neighborhood are fed up with cars slamming into their homes, fences, and even a pool.KUSI’s Dani Ruberti reports that the stretch of road is a constant fear for those living nearby. Concerned residents in El Cajon say the accidents keep happening.Furthermore, the speed limit is 45 miles per hour, with an elementary school nearby. Their main concern isn’t loss of property, it’s loss of life. last_img read more

Nicaraguas fresh violence kills six including American

first_imgDemonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against Nicaragua`s President Daniel Ortega`s government in Masaya, Nicaragua on 2 June. ReutersNicaraguan protesters fired homemade mortars to fend off a police crackdown Saturday in new unrest that left at least six people dead, including a US citizen, as the opposition renewed calls for President Daniel Ortega’s resignation.But Ortega, the man who has dominated the Central American country’s politics for the past four decades, only appeared to dig in deeper, defying seven weeks of anti-government protests that have left more than 100 people dead and are turning increasingly violent.In the city of Masaya, once a bastion of support for Ortega’s leftist Sandinista movement, residents put up barricades to keep out riot police and protect them from what they said were police and paramilitary snipers positioned around a central neighbourhood.Five people were killed in the city, including a 15-year-old boy, according to the Nicaraguan Association for the Protection of Human Rights (ANPDH).”The blood spilled in Masaya has made it a day of mourning and pain for those citizens who simply wanted to exercise their right to protest,” the head of the rights group, Alvaro Leiva, told AFP.”We are facing a situation of profound crisis in terms of human rights violations.”A police intelligence officer was also among the victims, he said.Separately, US Ambassador Laura Dogu said an American citizen had been killed overnight in the capital, Managua.The ANPDH identified him as Sixto Henry Viera, 48, and said he was reportedly killed by a pro-government mob.The police meanwhile reported looting, fires and riots in at least six cities, including Managua and Masaya, blaming “right-wing groups” — though in at least some of the cities, residents said the security forces themselves were responsible for the destruction.- Urban battleground -A masked demonstrator clashes with riot police during a protest against Nicaragua`s President Daniel Ortega`s government in Masaya, Nicaragua on 2 June. ReutersMasaya, a city of just over 100,000 people, resonated with gun and mortar fire as residents vowed to fight back the security forces they blame for killing innocent protesters, as well as government supporters they say have been looting and pillaging.Holed up in a police station and other strategic spots, police returned fire with tear gas and, allegedly, live ammunition.Jonhatan Jose, 47, said his neighbour was shot and killed.”They are attacking the Nicaraguan people. They put a bullet in my neighbour’s chest this morning,” he told AFP.”It was a sniper… You can tell by the size of the hole — big… He must have been about 23 years old, with a son who was three or four.”One focal point in the unrest was a burned-out artisans’ market.The government said residents had torched it, and that security forces were sent into the city at the request of small business owners who lost everything.Residents called that a lie; they said riot police burned the building themselves in an attempt to justify the crackdown, which led to 31 arrests.The street battles shut down any semblance of normal life in the city.As hundreds of youths gathered at the barricades brandishing homemade mortars, machetes, rocks and slingshots, other residents sheltered in their homes in terror.At her family-owned grocery store, 49-year-old Vanesa — who declined to give her last name, fearing for her safety — choked up as she described hiding out with her three children and grandson.”I’m hopeless, heartbroken, I don’t have words to describe it,” she said. “The situation is horrible. Horrible, horrible, horrible.”- Long fight -Protesters have a single demand, said Azhalea Solis, an opposition leader: “Get rid of Ortega’s government immediately.”But the 72-year-old president looks ready for a long fight.On Wednesday, a Mother’s Day march in support of mothers who have lost children in the violence was met with gunfire that left at least 16 people dead.Former Ortega ally Henry Ruiz — who was a commander in the Sandinista guerrilla army when it overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979, bringing Ortega to power — warned the country to brace for more.”There is abundant evidence that Ortega will dig in militarily to fight back and strengthen his hand for negotiations,” he said in an opinion column.Ortega, who was voted out of office in 1990 and returned to power in 2007, is now serving a third term that is due to end in 2022.last_img

First Tabernacle BethEl Hosts Community Youth Empowerment Workshop

first_imgOn Nov. 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the First Tabernacle Beth-El, 401 New York Avenue, NW will be hosting its Community Youth Empowerment Workshop in partnership with Deeds of Kindness Outreach Services. Youth of the community are encouraged to come out and share their thoughts on today’s issues of police brutality, the 2016 education, Black Lives Matter, and protests (i.e. Colin Kaepernick). This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served. Due to the nature of issues being discussed, youth 10 years old and up are encouraged to attend; youth nine years and under are welcome with adult supervision. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.last_img read more

AFRO Symposium on Presidential News Coverage at MSU

first_imgAs part of the AFRO’s 125th anniversary celebrations and Morgan State University 150th celebration, there will be a journalism symposium on how the AFRO has covered presidents throughout history from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the School of Global Journalism and Communication’s Ruth T. Sheffey Auditorium Communication Center at Morgan State University. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper, AFRO board member, will moderate a panel made up of Dr. Jason Johnson, Lauren Victoria Burke and Tony Harris. John Jake Oliver, publisher and CEO of the AFRO, will also offer his perspective. This is a free event and all are welcome. Call 443-885-3330 for more information.last_img read more

Kansas Official Who Said Whites Are Master Race Asked to Resign

first_imgThe Associated PressKansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a White county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to “the master race.”Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp cited the master race — the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy — at a board meeting Nov. 13 while responding to a presentation by a Black official, Triveece Penelton, on road development options in Tonganoxie, just west of Kansas City.This image made from a Nov. 13, 2018 video of Leavenworth County Board of County Commissioners meeting shows a white county commissioner Louis Klemp of Leavenworth County in northeast Kansas, second from top right, saying he belongs to “the master race” as he critiqued a land-use proposal by a black city planner Triveece Penelton, left, at a board meeting in Leavenworth, Kan. Klemp cited the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy Tuesday in response to Triveece Penelton’s presentation on road development in Tonganoxie, just west of Kansas City, and rejected her proposed development plan. Commissioners Robert Holland and Doug Smith called on Klemp to resign before his term ends Jan. 15. (Board of Leavenworth County Commissioners via AP)Colyer, a Republican, says in a statement Nov. 17 that the remark was unacceptable. He says: “Racial and discriminative language have no place in our society and most especially when spoken by someone holding public office.”Some members of the county commission also have called on Klemp to resign.Klemp, who was appointed to fill a Republican vacancy, told KSHB-TV off camera that his comment was a joke.last_img read more