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first_imgAfter being wasteful for the rest of the first half, Kane was quick off the mark six minutes after the break. Kane evaded U.S defender Tim Ream, in front of national team coach Bruce Arena, to meet another cross from Eriksen and put the ball between goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli’s legs. Dele Alli set up Kane’s third with a through-ball in the 73rd minute that the England striker fired past Bettinelli.“We’ve not had a few great results recently,” said Kane, whose side dropped to third in the Premier League last weekend and then lost 1-0 to Gent in the Europa League. “We played very well (against Fulham), passed the ball. We probably should have had a few more goals.”Later Sunday, record 20-time English league champion Manchester United is at 1995 Premier League champion Blackburn, which is now fighting to avoid being relegated from the second-tier League Championship.Three Premier League teams came unstuck in the fifth round on Saturday. Burnley was knocked out by fifth-tier side Lincoln, reigning Premier League champion Leicester was beaten by Millwall and Manchester City was held by Huddersfield.The remaining fifth-round fixture on Monday sees Arsenal play away at non-league side Sutton United, which plays in the fifth tier with Lincoln. –Rob HarrisADVERTISEMENT Defeats in the Premier League and Europa League prompted manager Mauricio Pochettino to gather his players for meetings to dissect the difficulties.“The reaction was fantastic,” Pochettino said. “It was a great opportunity to show we are alive, to change the feeling after two defeats … and this was a big boost of confidence.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnEspecially for the team’s top scorer. Since scoring three times against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League last month, Kane had only scored once in five games before facing an inviting Fulham defense.Fulham, which was relegated from the Premier League in 2014, was caught out by Tottenham’s speedy move down the right flank for the 16th-minute opener. Christian Eriksen met Kieran Trippier’s long throw-in and delivered a cross to Kane, who slid in to nudge the ball over the line. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES MOST READ 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Lady maroons down Tigresses, sustain win run Fulham’s Tomas Kalas (left) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld challenge for the ball during the English FA Cup soccer match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.(Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN/AP)LONDON — Harry Kane scored a hat trick as Tottenham swept aside second-tier Fulham 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on Sunday, avoiding the difficulties endured by other Premier League teams against lower-league opposition this weekend.While the FA Cup is now regularly used by top-flight teams to rest leading players, Kane’s appearance at Craven Cottage was a sign of Tottenham’s lack of options up front and the desire to avoid a third successive loss.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View commentslast_img read more

first_imgWhile Guyana’s Parliamentary Standing Orders are silent on the conduct of a sitting member of the assembly outside of a session of the legislative assembly, common sense, decency, convention and precedent dictates that members should act on all occasions in accordance with the public trust placed in them.Guyana derives its parliamentary practices from centuries of tradition founded by the United Kingdom and the written and unwritten rules guiding those legislators—some of whom are referred to as Lords—prescribe that by virtue of the oath, or affirmation, of allegiance taken by all Members when they are elected to the House, that they have a duty to uphold the law, including the general law against discrimination.Members have a general duty to act in the interests of the nation as a whole and a special duty to their constituents and should always behave with probity and integrity.A recent outburst, albeit on a digital social platform has since called into question the integrity and public trust placed in a sitting Member of Parliament—the People’s Progressive Party’s Nigel Dharamlall.Many in recent years have sought to make the argument that one’s use of his/her personal Facebook or social media platform should not be construed as a professional position but this is a farce.An elected Parliamentarian sits in the National Assembly representing thousands of persons and despite not being full time Parliamentarians can never argue not wearing their parliamentary cloak at any time.Parliamentarians are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is beyond reproach since they are at all times held to a higher standard than that of the average citizens.This brings into question, Dharamlall’s suitability to represent the interest of the thousands in whose place he sits in the highest decision-making forum in the land.Just under half of the Guyanese population did not vote for President Granger and the APNU/AFC coalition Government but our democratic system of proportional representation has made him the President of all Guyanese—an office that has to be respected.This sentiment was espoused recently by no less a person than that of former President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana now Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo.He recently made his position known that irrespective of personal feelings and opinions the Office of the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana must be respected at all times.Jagdeo himself was forced to chastise his colleague Parliamentarian but is a public upbraid enough?Should the Opposition Leader find that Dharamlall, as a result of his most recent outburst be found unfit and proper to represent his constituents?Should the Opposition Leader not then inform the Speaker of the National Assembly that Dharamlall’s seat is vacant? In short, should Dharamlall be fired?This is not Dharamlall’s first infraction. In addition to his now infamous and routine Facebook outbursts against the sitting administration, Dharamlall only recently escaped prosecution over an incident with a staffer of the Inter-American Development Bank.The PPP has over the years come in for rebuke over the actions of some of its members.The PPP is gearing to host its congress in a matter of weeks and no doubt contesting for leadership positions will push some to up the ante and rhetoric but this however must never overshadow the basic tenets of what is expected of those in leadership. Especially those elected to hold a seat in the highest decision-making forum of the land in the Hallowed Chambers of the National Assembly.The members of the PPP and the eyes of the nation are fixed firmly on the PPP and its leadership now that its congress is a matter of weeks away.Opposition Leader Jagdeo must act and deal with Dharamlall to send a clear signal that such behaviour is unacceptable to the PPP.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station View comments Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains Beermen heap praise on Robert Bolick after gallant stand in NorthPort heartbreaker Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Gilas women’s star Afril Bernardino. FIBA PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas women’s team suffered a brutal 106-72 loss to New Zealand to open its campaign in the 2019 William Jones Cup at Xinzhuang Gym in New Taipei City on Wednesday.There was nothing much the Philippines could do after trailing 25-14 in the first quarter and that deficit ballooned to 20, 59-39, heading into the break.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer 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 Afril Bernardino led Gilas, who is gearing up for the Fiba Women’s Asia Cup, and Southeast Asian Games, with 20 points while Kelli Hayes added 17 points on 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.Micaela Cocks put up 21 points, six rebounds, and four assists, to lead New Zealand while Stella Beck had 15 points, five rebounds, and five assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNew Zealand also outrebounded the Philippines, 39-19.The Philippines will next face Japan in the tournament. Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ LATEST STORIES Benefits of township living Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_img“We have to bid farewell to you all, we will be leaving Guyana in a few weeks for an assignment. I hope to stay longer in this lovely country but my services are needed back home. So I would like to thank you all for the warm friendship we experienced since we arrived”. These were the words of High Commissioner of Canada, Pierre Giroux, on Saturday, at the garden party hosted at his Bel Air Gardens residence to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation on Canada Day.High Commissioner of Canada, Pierre Girroux, and President David Granger toast to long-lasting relations between Guyana and CanadaThe High Commissioner gave recognition to the excellent relations between Guyana and Canada, while stating that Canada is hoping in the future which it holds in optimism, to work together in strong friendship with Guyana.He posited that Guyana is a part of Canada’s diversity as tens of thousands of Guyanese have established roots into the foreign country and assimilated into the Canadian life, thereby making Canada a multicultural society and strengthening relations between the countries, making Canada a major trading and investing partner in Guyana.High Commissioner Giroux further expressed that his time spent in Guyana was truly an exhilarating experience; his outstanding relationship with the Government and members of Parliament (all parties), also with the Private Sector and society as a whole.With that said, he toasted to long-lasting friendship relations between Guyana and Canada.Meanwhile, President David Granger in extending congratulations to Canada on its 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada said that indicated that the two counties have enjoyed excellent relations since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations on May 26, 1966, the day of Guyana’s independence.The gathering heard that relations between the two states have been characterised by cooperation, investment and technical assistance in training and social development. The President noted that Canada remains the principal source of foreign direct investment in Guyana’s gold mining sector, while adding that Guyana’s National Assembly, Security and justice systems have benefited from Canada’s assistance in support.Granger disclosed that Guyana values its longstanding and fruitful relations with Canada as he communicated that their consistent support for our territory’s integrity and solidarity is acknowledged and appreciated.According to the President, this reflects our shared values of respect for international law, international treaties, the peaceful settlement of disputes and the promotion of international peace and security. Canada the second largest country in then world is renowned worldwide for its openness to immigrants all across the globe, remains a model diversity of inclusion.While recognising that Guyana though smaller than Canada in size, is also a multicultural and multiracial society, he emphasised that Guyana is pursuing social cohesion so that all of our people cultures and religion can co-exist in harmony.last_img read more

first_imgThe Dons, well on their way to a third consecutive league title with a 7-1 record (18-3 overall), didn’t have their usual high-energy, high-scoring offense on Monday. Instead, Sierra Vista smothered La Puente on defense, keeping the Warriors off the scoreboard until there was less than a minute left in the first quarter, when junior Ana Hernandez connected on two free throws to make it 10-2. The Dons maintained their lead the rest of the way, as both teams went long stretches during the game without scoring, especially in the third quarter. “We’re still searching for consistency,” said Locklear, who admitted that the Dons still have some things to work on before they can make it past the first few rounds of the playoffs. “We missed a lot of easy shots, and we didn’t play with a lot of effort.” La Puente’s offense was also troubled by inconsistency, and the Warriors, battling Azusa and Duarte for second place in the Montview League, lost an opportunity to gain ground. Photo Gallery: 01/29: Sierra Vista vs. La Puente BALDWIN PARK – Sierra Vista High School’s girls basketball team played well enough to win its game Monday, showing La Puente High a multi-faceted defense that helped the Dons earn a 36-19 Montview League victory. It just wasn’t enough to satisfy Dons coach Keith Locklear, who has his players thinking about a larger prize – a CIF-Southern Section championship. “In CIF, if we have a performance like this, we’ll pay for it,” Locklear said. “And once you lose there, you’re out.” center_img “We started off really flat, that’s what’s been hurting us this season,” La Puente coach Perla Zuniga said. “Hopefully we can pick it up for the rest of our games.” La Puente fell to 10-8 overall and 4-4 in league. The Warriors had only five field goals and scored nearly half of their points from the free-throw line. They were led by Monserrath Escobedo with eight points and Hernandez with seven. Jasmine Cabrito, Emily Salazar and Sonia Morales led Sierra Vista with six points each. Liz Mejia was the defensive standout, collecting four steals. 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

first_imgJuly Fourth celebration, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 548-3775. July Fourth Craft Day, 3-6 p.m., Newhall Library, 22704 Ninth St. Call (661) 259-0750. Family Fun With Nature Nuts, picnic starts at 5:30 p.m., animal program at 6:30 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca?ada Flintridge. Call (818) 949-7980. San Fernando Planning Commission will meet, 7 p.m., City Hall Chambers, 117 Macneil St. Call (818) 898-1227.— Mail Datebook entries — including time, date, location and phone number — to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail 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

first_img“We welcome the grand jury’s interest in the subject,” Johnston said. “There are some good thoughts in the report.” But he said it also reaches some incorrect conclusions. “The grand jury took a snapshot in time which did not represent the overall performance of the portfolio,” he said. “We will substantially exceeded the pension plan’s earnings expectations this year.” He said supervisors already receive annual reports on the pension plan and monthly updates, and for years they have been addressing issues raised by the grand jury. “The county supervisors have resisted pressure from the county’s labor unions over this very issue,” Johnston said. “We are already doing almost everything (the grand jury) said. I bet the Ventura County Board of Supervisors is the best informed board in the state when it comes to pension benefits.” County officials are already considering a reserve fund as recommended by the jury, he said. Johnston said because of the Board of Supervisors’ conservative approach, the county’s pension benefits are at around the same level as when he became CEO in 2001. (805) 583-7602 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Ventura County Grand Jury is urging government officials to make changes in the management of their retirement system, saying the county plan has gone from a $368 million surplus to a $482 million deficit over the past six years. The grand jury attributed the deficit to employee compensation increasing more than projected, employees retiring younger and living longer and the retirement plan’s investment portfolio performing worse than expected. Among the recommendations from the grand jury are annual reports on the plan to the county Board of Supervisors and increased emphasis on a defined contribution 401(k) plan. The grand jury also recommended that Ventura County contribute to a reserve account at times when employer pension contributions are not required so the reserve funds can be used to cover deficits if they occur later. The number of employees contributing to the plan has been constant, while the number of retirees increases, the grand jury found. For the six years ending June 30, the number of retired members collecting benefits increased from 3,520 to 4,570, while the number of active members in the plan remained constant at 7,403. Members of the Board of Supervisors said although the grand jury report is helpful, there is no cause for alarm. “Our (retirement) fund is in good health,” Supervisor John Flynn said, who was on the Ventura County Employee Retirement Association board for 20 years. “We have one of the best retirement systems in California. We always have to be cautious, but it is nothing alarming.” Johnny Johnston, the county’s chief executive officer, also said the county’s pension fund is healthy because the Board of Supervisors has followed conservative policies for years to avoid trouble. He said the county’s pension plan is about 83 to 85 percent funded, and in a few years it could be 90 percent funded. last_img read more

first_imgThe forecast comes as delinquencies among borrowers with weak, or subprime, credit have risen dramatically over the past year. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s senior economist, said lower sales are related to the ongoing problems in the mortgage market for people with weak credit and a lack of funding for jumbo home loans above $417,000. Those loans can’t be packaged into securities sold to investors by government-sponsored mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Lenders have been charging higher rates for these loans because they are not backed by Fannie or Freddie. The real estate trade group described a big cutback in the construction of new homes as a “healthy trend” that will reduce inventory. The group projected construction of new homes will fall to 1.4 million this year from 1.8 million last year. WASHINGTON – A trade group for real estate agents on Tuesday lowered its forecast of 2007 existing home sales for the seventh-straight month, predicting a drop of 8.6 percent from last year. The National Association of Realtors’ revised monthly prediction calls for U.S. existing home sales of 5.9 million in 2007, down from 6.5 million last year. The forecast was below last month’s prediction of a 6.8 percent drop. This year’s sales would be the lowest since 2002, when sales hit 5.6 million. Home sale prices this year are forecast to drop 1.7 percent to a median of $218,200. Next year, the trade group expects existing home sales to climb to 6.3 million. It forecasts new home sales will fall 24 percent to 801,000 this year and 741,000 next year. 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

first_imgArsenal are locked in negotiations with Lille defender Djibril Sidibe.The full-back, who can operate on either flank, enjoyed an impressive season in France last year.The 23-year-old had looked set to seal a £12m move to Monaco this week after the club agreed a fee with Lille.However, according to L’Equipe, Arsenal have muscled in on the deal and presented Sidibe with an offer.?The Gunners are also in contact with Lille regarding a fee for the Frenchman, but they are unlikely to settle for anything less than the £12m Monaco are offering.However Sidibe now has his head turned and his ambition to play for Arsenal could force Lille to lower their demands. 1 Djibril Sidibe can play either left-back or right-back last_img read more

first_imgBALDWIN PARK – Dozens of youths got a free lesson on the fundamentals of soccer from former professional stars at a special clinic held Sunday at Barnes Park by Spanish-language station W Radio 690 AM. The event, which also featured rising amateur stars from local leagues, was a kick for 12-year-old Jonathan Rubalcava of Los Angeles. “I want to keep playing soccer when I get older,” said Rubalcava, whose father, Martin Rubalcava, brought him to the clinic with his 11-year-old brother, Jaime. “I like defense. I got to learn how to pick up the ball with one foot and keep it there for a while.” Martin Rubalcava, 36, was grateful for the free clinic. Also at the clinic encouraging the youths was Paul Gonzalez, gold medal winner in boxing in the light flyweight category during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. “As with all sports, soccer builds confidence and self esteem through camaraderie,” said Gonzalez, 40. “But it also helps them with their studies, because it gives them the fundamentals of what we call `stick-to-it-tism’ in whatever they are involved in, from soccer to math tests.” Academic advancement is exactly the by-product that Baldwin Park Councilman Ricardo Pacheco expects from Sunday’s clinic. “What I like about these events is it gets the kids involved in wanting to play soccer professionally, and hopefully they go on to play at the college level, getting an education in the process.” W Radio expects to hold a similar clinic, possibly featuring Major League Soccer or Mexican League stars, sometime in September, Zermeno said. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want 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 MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates“I like it because it keeps the kids off the streets,” he said. W Radio, also known as La Poderosa (“The Powerful One”), conceived of the event as a way to help its listeners of lesser means and their families, station spokesman Fred Zermeno said. “We wanted to get 100 low-income kids from the area, including Baldwin Park, West Covina, Pico Rivera and Montebello, and get them to participate in the clinic,” Zermeno said, adding that a regular soccer clinic typically runs $170 per child, including equipment. “We wanted them to leave here with some knowledge of the fundamentals, feed them some food and give them each a soccer ball to take home.” Soccer clinics impart not just athletic skills, but social ones as well, said Marcelo Vazquez, one of the volunteer coaches at the clinic who played professionally in his native Argentina. “Kids develop socially through their involvement in sports, which at the same time steers them away from gangs and drugs,” said Vazquez, 37, who also coaches in the Southern California American Soccer Organization. “At the same time, it opens their minds to new ideas, making them a better person.” last_img