Leicester move closer to EPL title, Spurs humble Man U

first_img POOR CHANCES FOR UNITED LONDON (AP): Leicester’s first target was exceeded long ago: Premier League survival. Another landmark was achieved yesterday: Champions League qualification for the first time. By the end of the month, Leicester should have secured the prize once simply unthinkable for such a team: the Premier League trophy itself. Jamie Vardy’s double at Sunderland sealed a 2-0 victory that guaranteed a coveted top-four finish. Leicester remain seven points clear at the top and are starting to resemble a Premier League thoroughbred with their effortless march to a first title. This isn’t what a title run-in should look like for a team yet to win the league title in its 132-year history and were in a relegation scrap this time last season. Tottenham are waiting to pounce on any slip-up by Leicester. The second-place London club responded to Leicester’s Sunderland success by ending a 15-year wait for a home win over Manchester United. A 3-0 victory was secured by Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela scoring within five minutes, 46 seconds in the second half. It pushed Tottenham a step closer to joining Leicester in the Champions League next season, having only featured in Europe’s top competition once before. United look unlikely to be with them, given that cross-town rivals Manchester City are four points ahead in fourth place. As things are progressing, record 20-time English champions United could see Leicester guarantee the title by winning at Old Trafford in three games time. Leicester are in unfamiliar territory but not showing it. There are no nerves, no sign of anxiety from Claudio Ranieri’s team. Some observers suggested the manager was crying when he entered the field after yesterday’s fifth successive win. “It’s fantastic when you see before the match a lot of old ladies with Leicester shirts outside the stadium,” Ranieri said later. “I said, ‘Unbelievable, they came from Leicester to support us.’ That is emotional; that is fantastic; that is football. “I want, through you, to say thank you for the support. It’s unbelievable. They are amazing. They are dreaming and we want to continue to dream. But to do this, we must be concentrated.” It’s looking bleak for Sunderland, who are four points from safety but with a game in hand over Norwich. There was little at stake in yesterday’s third game apart from Liverpool gaining confidence ahead of their Europa League quarter-final second leg against Borussia Dortmund, which is locked at 1-1. Liverpool dislodged Stoke from eighth place by beating the Anfield visitors 4-1. Alberto Moreno’s fine Liverpool opener was cancelled out by Bojan Krkic in the 22nd minute. But Daniel Sturridge restored Liverpool’s lead before half-time and substitute Divock Origi netted twice after the break.last_img read more

Budding stage scribes sought

first_img To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Repertory East Playhouse, Santa Clarita’s only 99-seat theater is proud to announce the Page to Stage Playwright’s Competition. The Rep is now accepting submissions from young and innovative playwrights from the greater Los Angeles area. The Page to Stage Playwright’s Competition falls under The 81 Series and is designed to foster and enhance the skills of America’s future scribes. The Rep will choose two one-acts from different authors that will be produced in the summer of 2007. One of the selected playwrights will be chosen to serve as the Repertory East Playhouse’s resident playwright, under the Rep’s Playwrights Initiative Program. The resident playwright will be given the opportunity to create and workshop an original full-length piece over the course of one year. That piece will then be given a West Coast and world premiere showing in the 2009 season. For contest rules and guidelines please visit us on the web at www.repeastplayhouse.org. last_img read more

Meg makes it home safe and sound thanks to local vet

first_imgMeg the collie had been missing since Friday evening from the Burt area, however she was reunited with her owner after a local vet took her in.A lady called Maria reached out and noted that a female collie had been found and was being looked after by staff at Letterkenny Animal Hospital. Jenny, Meg’s owner, immediately knew it was Meg and they are now reunited.Jenny told Donegal Daily that Meg had been found wandering along the road by one of the local vets, Gerry Roarty. Gerry kindly took Meg to Letterkenny Animal Hospital where he looked after her with great care and sought out Meg’s owners. Jenny said; “Meg is a lucky, lucky girl. Just got a name tag for her so it’s not happening again!” She also said that Meg is absolutely 100% after her little adventure down to Letterkenny, but is very glad to be back home.  Meg makes it home safe and sound thanks to local vet was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:COLLIEfound dogMegMISSING DOGlast_img read more

Did Sam Allardyce really watch England’s 6-1 win on his own in a London pub?

first_img“Oh, what could have been…”Sam Allardyce has confirmed he did in fact watch England’s 6-1 mauling of Panama by himself in a London pub – sort of.The former England manager unknowingly went viral on Sunday after a video emerged of him eating a burger while watching the match on his lonesome in the capital. Meanwhile, Big Sam is eating a burger on his own in a London pub. What could’ve been…#ENG #WorldCup #ENGPAN pic.twitter.com/Nhe33s0DRn— Doss Club (@DossClub) June 24, 2018The video sparked a huge reaction on social media – one fan suggested Allardyce “put a pound in the jukebox and played It Should’ve Been Me”, while another branded him ‘a man of the people’.But it appears he might not have been a Sammy-no-mates after all…The ex-West Ham and Crystal Palace boss was actually at the Lord Raglan pub in Holborn, where he was filming some promotional work for bookies William Hill.And no, he didn’t sneak in a Big Mac, as was also suggested on Twitter!Listen to the clip from Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above to get the full story from the man himself!last_img read more

Incredible statistic shows how much Chelsea have improved under Maurizio Sarri

first_img Chelsea players celebrate during their 4-1 win over Cardiff City. The victory against their Welsh opponents not only confirms they are up for a title challenge this season but proves they have significantly improved from last term.In 2017/18 the Blues finished fifth and their longest winning run at any point in the campaign was just four games long.This happened at two stages, once in October/November and then again in April/May.But their victories over Huddersfield, Arsenal, Newcastle, Bournemouth, and Cardiff City have got them five wins, blowing their top winning runs out of the water.And it could get even better with rivals West Ham United up next. Premier League table-toppers Chelsea have had a stunning start to the season.The Blues are five wins from five games after dispatching Cardiff City 4-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.center_img 1last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MOVILLE CHILDREN’S GAA ART WINNERS

first_imgOverall Winner Clodagh Skelly from “Scoil Eoghain” receiving her overall prize from Micheál O’MuircheartaighMoville GAA Club held a art competition in the four schools in the parish to coincide with the All Ireland Football Final.They received over 350 entries and All the prize winners received a new Donegal jersey and all four schools got a  €50 voucher for art supplies as well as €100 sports voucher for the overall winners school.Micheál O’Muircheartaigh even showed up! Category 1: Junior & Senior infants winner Andrew Bourke “Gael Scoil” with his teacher Miss McGroarty & Billy Kelly Moville GAACategory 2: 1st & 2nd Class winner Leona Harkin “Gael Scoil” with her teacher Miss McGroarty & Billy Kelly Moville GAA.Peter Hegarty “Gael Scoil” special merit award for painting done in chalk with Billy Kelly & Mrs McGroarty.5th & 6th class winner Kate McClenaghan with her teacher Miss McAteer & Billy Kelly Moville GAA   COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MOVILLE CHILDREN’S GAA ART WINNERS was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MOVILLE CHILDREN’S GAA ART WINNERSlast_img read more

Women’s Golf Collects WGCA Academic Honors

first_imgPrint Friendly Version The Drake University women’s golf team has collected numerous honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association following one of the team’s most successful academic seasons in program history.The WGCA honored the Bulldogs for having the 14th highest team grade point average in the nation. Drake recorded a team GPA of 3.73 during 2018-19, the highest in program history.”I’m so proud of the ladies and how hard they work in the classroom,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “It’s certainly not easy to do with the class we miss and I’m proud of how well they manage their academics.”Additionally, a total of four Drake University women’s golfers were named WGCA All-American Scholars by the organization.The Bulldogs’ Aimee Gerschke, Sam Paulak, Sigurlaug Jonsdottir and Kristen Giles all earned the prestigious honor.The WGCA All-American Scholar designation is one of the most stringent in collegiate athletics with honorees needing to earn a 3.5 or better grade point average to receive the honor.last_img read more

Business looks to Zuma’s address

first_img12 February 2013South African business will be looking to President Jacob Zuma’s 2013 State of the Nation Address (Sona) to spell out out how the private sector can play a greater role in the country’s infrastructure drive and National Development Plan, says Business Unity SA (Busa).Zuma will deliver his address to a joint sitting of in Parliament in Cape Town at 7pm on Thursday. The speech will be broadcast live on SABC and e.tv, as well as on the radio.“There are relatively low levels of investor and business confidence, but the Sona and the Budget speech may improve business mood,” Busa policy adviser Raymond Parsons told reporters in Johannesburg on Monday.Zuma’s address comes after the Cabinet’s recent adoption of the National Development Plan, which makes far-reaching proposals to direct the country’s development.“We would like to hear more details as to how the private sector will be part of the National Development Plan,” Parsons said.“There will be trade-offs and there will be tough decisions, but we must take the long view. This is the opportunity to take the country with you and share the vision.“We want to see the roll-out of the infrastructure programme more aggressively to improve state capacity and activate the private sector, because infrastructure development will make a great impact on our growth.”Parsons said the overarching concern for business was to ensure that South Africa narrowed the gap between policy formulation and implementation.He said business felt that Zuma’s speech on Thursday, and the 2013 National Budget, to be tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan later this month, should help prevent another ratings downgrade.“Negative investor perception could result in higher borrowing costs and decline in short-term capital inflows needed to finance the trade deficit,” he said.Despite a bumpy 2012, Busa believes the economy will stabilise and start creating new jobs in 2013, projecting gross domestic product (GDP) growth of about 2.6 percent for the year, but with downside risks.South Africa’ economic performance was “disappointing” last year, Busa said, for both internal and external reasons, including the negative impact of the slowdown in the eurozone on SA exports.Recruitment company Adcorp’s employment index, released on Monday, fell by an annualised 3.2%, reflecting that the economy shed 51 495 jobs in January.Busa said it was crucial that there was buy-in from all partners for the successful implementation of the National Development Plan, with the aim of maximising development and job creation.Busa CEO Nomaxabiso Majokweni said the organisation hoped to see policies focused on realising the NDP.“Implementation of the NDP should therefore start to reflect in the budget allocations. The proposals in the NDP have a major impact on state expenditure, and yet the NDP itself lacks the overall financial framework in which the planned expenditure will take place,” Majokweni said.She added that the NDP would only work if the private sector could create jobs quickly enough.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

New library to be opened in Northern Cape

first_imgKwaito star and Play Your Part ambassador, Kabelo Mabalane, will be in the Northern Cape to unveil a new school library Shout SA had built. (Image: Shout SA)Play Your Part, the Brand South Africa campaign that promotes active citizenship, will be in the Northern Cape next week to open up a library in an underprivileged school.TT Lekalake Primary School in the village of Bathlaros near Kuruman will receive the library, which was built by non-governmental organisation Shout SA. The activation comes in time for the new school year. Play Your Part aims to motivate and inspire learners by creating excitement around reading and the importance of education.Shout SA was founded in 2007 by singer Danny K and kwaito star Kabelo Mabalane, both of whom will be in Kuruman for the library opening, to find ways of making the country safer for all. Now, the NGO is focusing on education for children.The new Shout SA song, Smile, encourages children to get educated, and particularly to read. The campaign, centred on the song, is looking to build up to 10 libraries in schools around the country. Funds for the libraries come from the online sales of the song. So far, the NGO has garnered enough money to build three school libraries.Watch the music video:Smile was written by Mi Casa, Mabalane and Danny K and produced by Danny K. It features a host of top local musicians, celebrities and influencers lending their talents to the track and accompanying music video.Brand South Africa has worked with Shout SA previously and the calibre of its artists has helped drive awareness of Play Your Part.The activation is part of Play Your Part’s second phase of its awareness campaign, which aims to bring the programme to the attention of all South Africans. The first phase was the television series, which ran on SABC 2 in 2014. Mabalane is a Play Your Part ambassador and hosted the series.ABOUT SHOUT SOUTH AFRICAShout SA is known for bringing South Africans together to play their part in moving the country forward since its launch in 2007. For the past eight years the organisation has been hard at work using the funds raised from its first two tracks, Shout and You’re the Voice, to help fight crime by donating to a variety of crime-focused NGOs and initiatives.Smile is available as a full track download. SMS the word “Smile” to 40388 to donate R20 to get the track.Take a look behind the scenes at the video shoot:For more information, visit the Shout SA website or visit Shout’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.Join Shout SA co-founder and Play Your Part ambassador Danny K @dannykmusic for a live Twitter chat about how we can all play our part to boost education in South Africa on Wednesday 27 January at 11am. #EducateSA #PlayYourPartAre you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

13 women made to lie on floor after sterilisation in Madhya Pradesh

first_imgAt least 13 women were allegedly made to lie on the floor of a primary health centre in Vidisha district after they underwent sterilisation surgery, prompting the authorities to launch a probe into it, an official said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Monday when the women underwent the procedure at a camp in Gyaraspur primary health centre. “After I came to know that some women after the surgery had to sleep on the floor of the health centre, I ordered an inquiry,” district Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. K.S. Ahirwar said. Notices have been issued to all staff members of the health centre, he said.last_img