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Pacers boost playoff hopes with comeback over Raptors

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which had won its previous two.It was an astounding comeback for Indiana, which was so lethargic in the first half it needed an 8-2 spurt just to get within 51-40 at halftime.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 returnThe game was marred by a shoving match between Indiana’s Lance Stephenson and DeRozan with 3.3 seconds left. The melee spilled down the sideline and into the Pacers’ bench, where Toronto’s P.J. Tucker was still jawing with Pacers players.Stephenson, Tucker and DeRozan all received technical fouls. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte 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 Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) fouls Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. APINDIANAPOLIS, United States — Paul George scored 18 of his 35 points in the third quarter Tuesday night and the desperate Indiana Pacers rallied from a 19-point, first-half deficit and blew out Toronto 108-90.The Pacers ended a four-game losing streak that saw them slide from a tie for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference to the very real possibility of missing the postseason.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Pacers were 9 of 13 on 3-pointers in the second half.TIP-INSRaptors: Now trail Boston by 3½ games in the Atlantic Division with four games to go. … Despite Tuesday’s loss, Toronto has won nine of the last 11 regular-season games and three straight season series against Indiana. … The Raptors finished with 11 assists, ending a streak of five straight games with 20 or more. … DeMarre Carroll had 11 points, Cory Joseph scored 10 and Serge Ibaka had eight points and 10 rebounds.Pacers: Teague had 20 points and six assists, and Stephenson received a standing ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. Stephenson finished with 12 points. … Thaddeus Young scored 15 points, his fifth straight game in double figures. … McMillan said Al Jefferson (sprained left ankle) was off crutches and out of the boot and is doing light jogging. Glenn Robinson III (sore left calf) still has not returned to practice.UP NEXTRaptors: Can clinch a fourth straight season with a winning road record at Detroit on Wednesday.Pacers: Will try to win back-to-back games for the first time since Feb. 6 when they host Milwaukee on Thursday. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments NBA: Westbrook equals record for most triple-doubles in a season Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos But it couldn’t taint one of the Pacers’ biggest turnarounds of the season — a game they hope will help them make a final push into the postseason.Indiana took its first lead on Jeff Teague’s 3-pointer with 5:48 left in the third, then watched George close out the quarter by scoring 14 of the Pacers’ last 19 points.Toronto never challenged again after the Pacers opened the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run to make it 88-77.With four games left and already down tiebreakers to Chicago, which started the night in the No. 7 spot, and Miami, which was tied with Indiana for the last playoff spot, Indiana knew what it needed to do: Win.George took that responsibility upon himself after a conversation with coach Nate McMillan, and he delivered with a huge third quarter that turned around the game and perhaps Indiana’s season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Writer presents “Guyanese Writers of Indian Ancestry” pocketbook to Minister Henry

first_imgWith the ultimate objective to whetting the appetite, eliciting respect and appreciation, while encouraging more scholarships for Indo-Guyanese and by extension Guyanese Literature, yet another book is ready to hit the local shelves. As Guyana continues to observe the centennial anniversary of the end of East Indian indentureship, Literary Activist/Writer and Oral Historian, Petamber Persaud, handed over 100 copies of a pocketbook titled “Guyanese Writers of Indian Ancestry” to Minister within the Education Ministry, Nicolette Henry on Thursday.Expressing gratitude during the presentation in her secretariat, Minister Henry noted the importance of such publications to the Guyanese fabric on the road to social cohesion through literary and cultural awareness. “I’m sure that it will evoke nostalgia for some and adventure for others,” Minister Henry said.This is the second in a series of pocketbooks produced by Persaud following the launch of “Made in Guyana”, which was written for Guyana’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.“This 50-page book is a tribute to our literary ancestors dating back to the early 19th Century, capturing information about writers up to present day,” Persaud stated.In his opinion, there is not much information readily available on Indo-Guyanese Literature and this project is an attempt to fill that lacuna. He also noted that he was motivated to pen the publication as there are many writers who are not know or little know, thus to showcase them alongside more recognised writers.It is hoped that these books will be educational and informative to students and anyone who cares about the nation’s literary patrimony/heritage. It is presently available for sale at Austin’s Book Store and will soon be available at hotels and all ports of entry.last_img read more

A task…

first_img…for Sisyphus?Basil Williams has been roasted time and again as Attorney General for being out of his depth on matters legal. In an obvious effort to show “depth”, he protested that Art 106 (7) – which declares that after a successful no-confidence motion (NCM), elections have to be held in three months – is giving the government a task like the one given to Sisyphus!!Well! Your Eyewitness is impressed…seems the newly-appointed “Senior Counsel” is acquainted with Ancient Greek literature. Sisyphus, after all, was the Greek King, who was so crafty and cunning, he thought he could even outwit the gods. And tried to do so with any number of scams. For his hubris and arrogance, the gods condemned him to push a huge rock up a hill, only to have it roll back down just before reaching the top and he had to repeat this for eternity!Is this what Article 106 (7) is all about?? As explained, the Act comes into play after a successful NCM. But how does the NCM come into play?? We can do worse than look at the case of Charrandas on Dec 21, 2018. The PNC-led coalition had slipped into office by the narrowest of margins (one seat) but arrogantly governed for the next three years as if they ruled by divine right!! For instance, they gave their supporters chicken feed while raking in 50 per cent pay hikes for themselves, and then breaking every promise in their slick manifesto!For Charrandas, the straw that broke his back was his government shutting down four sugar estates – including one in Berbice in the community where he lived – and throwing 7000 people out of work, when during the campaign they’d promised to keep sugar alive!! It was a cane straw!! Well, they say that “God doesn’t come…but he sends”! And for the tricks and betrayals of this PNC Government, the gods sent the PPP Opposition, which laid a no-confidence motion, and Charrandas.The NCM needed only ONE member of the Government voting for the motion and they’d have to vacate office and hold elections!! And presented with the opportunity to get the Government to sit up and take notice, Charrandas voted his conscience. And the rest is history which is still unfolding. So yes, the Government rolled the NCM rock up to the Speaker, but he knocked it back. They then rolled it up to the High Court hill, but the Chief Justice knocked it down.Now the AG and a huge team have rolled it up the Appellate Hill…and he’s beginning to understand the futility of his task.But unlike Sisyphus, the Government can change their fate by calling elections pronto!!…for riot control?Well, well, well! As March 21 approaches the temperature’s rising!! From complaints of “ethnic incitement” to new “fraud” charges being brewed against the Opposition, it does look like we’re heading into rough waters. This was brought home to your Eyewitness when he saw those pics of Policemen in full battle gear practising “riot control drills” in the city!!Yes…riot control! Now who do the Police expect to riot? Going by our modern history starting from the  1960s with their “sit-ins” in front of Government buildings segueing into fires that razed the business district, every riot in Georgetown has been led by the PNC. Once ensconced into office there was not a single riot for 28 years while they ruled. The riots restarted in 1992 – led by Hamilton Green against the Elections HQ when the votes started to show the PPP would win. Then it was riots continuously until the PPP was ousted. And then the rioting stopped!So, since the PNC’s still in office, do the Police think they’ll riot against themselves?? …for labour?The TUC opted out of the Civil Society Forum calling on the PNC Government to hold the constitutionally-due March 21 elections.Was it a quid pro quo for the PNC twisting RUSAL’s arms to recognise the Bauxite Workers Union??last_img read more

La Mirada takeover?

first_imgIt’s a small space among La Mirada, Whittier and Orange County with a population of 9,538 as of 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Escobar spoke about the issue to about 130 East Whittier residents at a meeting of the Whittier County Coordinating Council last week at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic – the former Lowell High School. “I don’t understand why we continue the status quo,” he said. “We should give every community local ownership.” East Whittier residents could save money in taxes. They now pay a $26.75 property-tax assessment for libraries and a 5 percent utility tax. La Mirada has neither. Still, Julian Merchak, a 42-year resident of the area, wasn’t receptive to Escobar’s proposal. “If it’s working, don’t fix it,” Merchak said. “Leave it alone. Things are going good.” But Elizabeth Espitia, an East Whittier resident since 1978, said she would like to be taken over by La Mirada. “The county tends to look the other way at unincorporated areas,” Espitia said. “I look at La Mirada, and it’s clean and well-kept. I look at my area, and it’s not.” Any annexation process must start with La Mirada, which would file a proposal with the Local Agency Formation Commission. The commission would study it, and the city would be required to reach agreement on taxes with the county. If 25 percent to 50 percent of the voters send in signatures to object, the Local Agency Formation Commission would have to order an election. If a majority protests, the annexation plan would stop. Reaction appears mixed on the issue. City officials are concerned that East Whittier has few businesses for a tax base and wouldn’t provide enough taxes to pay for the additional expense of sheriff’s deputies and infrastructure. “I don’t see it as in the best interest of La Mirada residents,” said Councilwoman Susan Tripp. “It would be enormously expensive,” she said. “We would want to bring the area up to La Mirada standards in terms of code enforcement, law enforcement, infrastructure and beautification.” Councilman Pete Dames said he is open-minded about annexation. “It’s something we have to be prepared for because at some point in time it’s going to happen,” Dames said. “The county will say … (to cities), `We’re wiping our hands of (unincorporated areas). Start taking these things over.”‘ Dames said he would like the city to consider the pros and cons of annexing East Whittier. Escobar said he believes La Mirada could benefit by taking over the area. One reason could be a change in how the state funds cities. Cities now get most of their money from sales tax. “There’s a number of bills in the state Legislature either to change the formula of using sales tax to counting the number of rooftops,” he said. “Larger cities will get more revenue,” Escobar said. “If this happens, it would behoove La Mirada to expand itself.” Supervisor Don Knabe has taken a neutral stance on annexation, Knabe spokesman David Sommers said in an e-mail response to questions. “He has never stood in the way of local residents interested in incorporating or annexing into another city,” Sommers said. “He is all for it if they want to research the option and see if it is what’s best for them and their community.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – As a child, Tim Escobar remembers hanging out in East Whittier. He had no idea it wasn’t a city. Later, Escobar ran for Congress twice and kept hearing the same question: Why isn’t that area in a city? “It seems so silly that you cross one highway or another and you’re living in an area that is not a city,” Escobar said. Escobar now is leading a drive to have La Mirada annex unincorporated East Whittier. last_img

Chelsea 4-2 Southampton: Blues take step closer to landing Premier League title

first_img Antonio Conte’s side moved seven points clear at the top of the table 1 Diego Costa ended his lean streak with a double as Premier League leaders Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 to restore their seven-point advantage over Tottenham.Cesc Fabregas, Costa and Eden Hazard were substitutes in last Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs, largely because of the proximity of this fixture.And all three were instrumental as Antonio Conte’s side moved within 12 points of the title with five games remaining.Hazard scored Chelsea’s first following a Fabregas through-ball and Costa lay-off.Gary Cahill, back after gastroenteritis, headed in Chelsea’s second to give the hosts a half-time lead after ex-Blues midfielder Oriel Romeu netted for Saints.And Costa notched his 50th Premier League goal from a Fabregas pass to end a seven-match scoreless run early in the second half and added a late fourth before Ryan Bertrand’s late consolation.Chelsea’s prospects of a double in Conte’s first season as head coach remain alive.Tottenham play their game in hand on Wednesday at Crystal Palace and have the more challenging run-in on paper.Chelsea play Arsenal in the FA Cup final on May 27 and will hope to have wrapped up the league by then, with Sunday’s trip to Everton the most difficult proposition in their final five games.The Blues had lost two of their previous four league games – to Palace and at Manchester United – but shook off the wobble at Wembley.Yet there were more anxious moments to come against Saints, whose pace and ingenuity troubled the Blues.This was Chelsea’s first home game since it was announced that John Terry would be leaving in the summer following 22 years of service.The club captain came off the substitutes’ bench for his 714th appearance and first in the league since November.Terry, who has won 14 major trophies at Chelsea, could finish the season lifting more silverware.Southampton were playing for the first time in 10 days, since a 3-0 home loss to Manchester City, and Conte had complained about Chelsea’s schedule.His decision to start Hazard, Costa and Fabregas on the bench against Spurs was vindicated, as was the call to restore the trio – and Cahill – to the starting line-up here.Five minutes in, Fabregas’ long ball found Costa, who delayed and laid the ball off for Hazard to shoot first time across Fraser Forster. It was the Belgium playmaker’s 15th Premier League goal of the season.The trio combined again soon afterwards and Hazard curled over.Chelsea’s lead lasted just 20 minutes as they conceded for an 11th straight league game.Manolo Gabbiadini turned a corner back into the six-yard box and Romeu tapped in.The midfielder, back from suspension, was prior to the match compared by Saints boss Claude Puel to N’Golo Kante.Kante, the newly crowned Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year, soon showed his brilliance.He weaved by three Saints players – including Romeu – in the right channel, but his cross towards Costa was intercepted.Chelsea took a half-time lead when Saints failed to clear. Kante returned the ball towards Marcos Alonso who headed back across goal and Cahill rose above Costa’s acrobatics to head in.Costa left the field at half-time squabbling like schoolboys with Jack Stephens, but soon had the goal he was so desperate to claim.Hazard drove at Saints down the right before passing to Fabregas.And Costa held off Bertrand to head in Fabregas’ pin-point cross, claiming his half-century of Premier League goals in 85 appearances.Southampton would not roll over and Conte repeatedly urged his defenders to stay focused.Forster spread himself to deny Kante on the counter before Conte called on Terry for the final four minutes for his first appearance since the FA Cup win at Wolves in February.Terry was roundly cheered and there was further delight for home fans when Costa exchanged passes with Hazard, then Pedro, before driving the ball in.There was still time for Chelsea to concede a second as Cedric Soares’ cross was headed in by ex-Blues man Bertrand.last_img read more

Jazz piano prodigy just 18

first_imgAnd he’s only 18. Victor Gould loves to play jazz piano, and this weekend he’s the youngest performer at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in Washington, D.C. The Simi Valley prodigy was selected as one of 12 semifinalists in the competition for worldwide musicians from ages 18-30. The event has helped launch the careers of jazz stars, but Gould, who is attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, is already doing well for himself. “I think one of the reasons for being selected as a semifinalist was because they could accept me for doing something honest and something that I love,” said Gould, who grew up in Burbank and Simi Valley and attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. “I was really excited to find out that I was in it, and was the youngest.” The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz was established in 1986 in memory of the renowned jazz pianist and composer. This weekend’s event celebrates the 20th anniversary of the competition designed to showcase the talents of the world’s most gifted young jazz pianists. The gathering is being taped as a documentary for Black Entertainment Television and the BET J cable network. The evening’s hosts will include Quincy Jones, Phylicia Rashad and Billy Dee Williams. Gould is in his second year at Berklee, where he was awarded a presidential scholarship. He started playing the piano at 4 and seemed from the beginning to play music by ear, said his mother Arleen, who called him “a little prodigy.” “I guess it was his destiny,” she said. “He was just made to be a musician.” Victor and his father, who plays jazz on the flute, both said Victor’s ability is the result of constant practice and support from both parents, his teachers and others who have encouraged him. Years of lessons gave him the background he needed, his father said. “He did the rest himself,” Hollis Gould said. “After he got to loving jazz, it made him practice more. He has a passion for jazz. At first my plan was to play with him, but after a while he went past me. I’m a serious musician, but not a professional.” Victor said he has listened to jazz all his life, including his parents’ records and his father’s flute-playing. His inspirations include McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett and Wynton Kelly. Hollis Gould said his son’s work as a teenager at the Simi Valley Missionary Baptist Church playing with the youth choir also gave him valuable experience. “The church provided gospel music and a playing opportunity,” he said. “They were very important for him. Gospel music and jazz have a connection, and he connected the two.” His mother said she had always wanted Victor to play the piano, but the way it worked out amazes her. “He played classical music for nine years,” she said. “He was probably 9 when he started playing jazz. It just took him away.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY He has performed as a Spotlight Award jazz instrumentalist winner at the Los Angeles Music Center. He’s played at the Monterey Jazz Festival and for Hurricane Katrina relief at the Lincoln Center in New York. He’s accompanied jazz greats Jon Hendricks and Bradford Marsalis and is a member of the Ralph Peterson Sextet. last_img read more

The key battles during Norwich vs Newcastle

first_img BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Ben Godfrey vs JoelintonGodfrey returned from a loan spell with League One club Shrewsbury last summer to play a crucial role in Norwich’s promotion-winning season.Playing as a defensive midfielder at Shrewsbury, Farke transformed the 21-year-old into a centre-half as he struck up a solid partnership with Christoph Zimmermann.But Godfrey could be in for a tough afternoon against Joelinton, Newcastle’s £40million club-record signing.The stocky Brazilian enjoyed a promising Magpies debut. His hold-up play helped relieve the pressure on his team, while he showed good ability with his feet for a big man.Joelinton, wearing Alan Shearer’s iconic no.9 shirt, has all the makings of becoming a fans’ favourite on Tyneside and the 23-year-old could use his physicality to bully Godfrey and score his first goal in England. Norwich entertain Newcastle in their first home game back in the Premier League on Saturday, live on talkSPORT 2.The Canaries suffered a 4-1 opening-day defeat to Champions League holders Liverpool, but showed glimpses of quality at Anfield. Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Emi Buendia could be a key player for Norwich this season Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up this week… Getty Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ stalemate 4 Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORTReading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January deals Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested New job FAREWELL 4 Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers on target Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action.We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. rookie error Jamaal Lascelles vs Teemu PukkiLascelles endured a tough afternoon against Arsenal hitman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who netted the only goal at St James’ Park.And the Newcastle captain’s job won’t get any easier when he tries to keep Teemu Pukki quiet.Pukki netted 29 times in the second tier last term and opened his Premier League account by scoring a consolation goal against Liverpool.His clever movement and runs in behind troubled Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk.With Newcastle’s tendency to play with three centre-backs, the defence will have their work cut out with Pukki in attack. Getty 4 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas LIVE on talkSPORT Getty Getty Tom Trybull vs Jonjo ShelveyShelvey could have left Newcastle if Rafa Benitez had stayed on as manager this summer.The midfielder played just seven times during the second half of last season after falling out of favour with the Spaniard. However, Benitez’s successor, Bruce has made it clear that Shelvey will be part of his first-team plans for the 2019/20 campaign.The former Charlton star hobbled off in the 54th minute against Arsenal, and as a result, Newcastle lost their control and balance in midfield as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang went on to net the winner.But Shelvey is fit for Newcastle’s trip to Norwich after returning to training this week.The hard-working and energetic Trybull will have to get close to the 27-year-old to prevent him from dominating the midfield. Stopping Shelvey controlling the game from a deep-lying position could prove to be the difference on Saturday. Emi Buendia vs Matt RitchieBuendia was one of the Championship bargains of 2018 after joining Norwich for just £1.4million from Getafe.He adapted to life in England superbly, scoring eight goals and registering 12 assists last term. And the winger looked lively against Liverpool and played Pukki in for Norwich’s only goal of the game.Ritchie has been playing as a left-wing-back for the past year, but is a winger by trait. Norwich will be relying on Buendia’s pace and trickery to exploit Ritchie’s defensive frailties. Norwich manager Daniel Farke is set to stick to his free-flowing football which helped his side win promotion from the Championship last season.Meanwhile, Steve Bruce will be looking to secure his first win as Newcastle boss after losing 1-0 to Arsenal last weekend.Below, talkSPORT.com looks at the key battles that could take place at Carrow Road. Joelinton showed signs of promise during his Premier League debut LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS OFF Teemu Pukki is Norwich’s star man LATEST Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta 4 Jonjo Shelvey will be fit to face Norwich this week latest Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman last_img read more

Man United ‘worse than before’ and may struggle for top six, says Mourinho

first_img Solskjaer refuses to blame De Gea for Man United loss and heaps praise on Pogba ‘Are you ready for this?’ – Souness in rare praise of returning Paul Pogba LATEST MAN UNITED NEWS Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United last year What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas BIG PRESENTS UP TOP SAY THAT AGAIN? deals Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked Mistake 2 Solskjaer has led United to just two wins from six this season Getty revealed review Chelsea beat Spurs, Man United lose – What happened in the Premier League center_img Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James all joined United in the summer, but Mourinho believes his successor Solskjaer may struggle to get United into the top six this season.United have won just two of their opening six Premier League games and were beaten 2-0 at West Ham on Sunday.Mourinho, who was sacked by United last December, said: “They are far [from Liverpool and Man City]. I have been there two seasons where I could feel lots of positive things and I could feel a direction to go through.“Then obviously the third season was not good enough — I was sacked, probably deservedly sacked because I am the final [person] responsible as a manager but the sad reality is that they are worse than before.“For me it is sad. Maybe people think I am enjoying the situation — I am not. I have lots of respect for the fans and for me it’s really, really sad. When the team is ‘boring’, you are boring but still get the result. In this moment… they are going to be in trouble not just to get into the top four but into contention for the top six. This team is worse than the team of last season.”Asked about the difference between his team and this United side, he added: “I like the three new players [Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James] and they are doing well [but] the team as a team . . . I don’t like it at all. I am not surprised by the result. There were no positives.” STUNNED ‘Racism’ overshadows Lampard’s schooling of Mourinho, and Arteta hates Christmas The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Neville interrupts Mourinho’s interview with reaction to De Gea’s howler not guilty REVIEW Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? De Gea shows Christmas spirit by gifting Watford opening goal with howler Jose Mourinho has delivered a damning assessment of the current Manchester United team, claiming they have got worse under his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The ex-Old Trafford boss, who was axed by the Premier League giants last December, insists there have been no improvements since his departure, despite the signing of three new star players. AFP or licensors 2 ANALYSIS United legend Roy Keane was similarly scathing about his old club, saying: “I’ve be saying it for at least a couple of years, they’re just not good enough, a lot of these players. They are not good enough for Manchester United. It’s as simple as that.”And Keane believes former teammate Solskjaer may soon find himself under real pressure.“There was a feel-good factor for Ole at the start and he needs three of four transfer windows.“But if you’re not getting results and lose matches like today, the pressure builds and builds. You won’t get time.“I have known Ole for a long time. I can tell looking at his eyes he is fuming and disgusted.”last_img read more

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: April 6, 2018

first_imgIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the eight common methods for prototyping, find out what’s in the WordPress 4.9.5 version released this week, discover how to improve web performance, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the WeekFrom this week’s An Event Apart: Seattle 2018 Web Design and UX Conference:“Accessibility is an outcome. Inclusive design is a process.” @feather #InclusiveDesign #aeasea— zeldman (@zeldman) April 4, 2018User ExperienceApple’s 2019 Mac Pro will be shaped by workflows: Can you imagine hiring users as employees, so they can do usability testing on your products? That’s exactly what Apple did, hiring creative professionals to test their new Mac Pro, according to this article by TechCrunch. How do you handle frequently asked questions in your information architecture?Users will not know that a question is frequently asked, and if it is frequent why put the answer in an arbitrary FAQ bucket as opposed to under a meaningful label?@gerrymcgovern #intuitivenav #aea #aeasea #aea2018— Jake Kronika (@jkronika) April 4, 2018Monthly User Experience and Web Professional Events: April 2018: Find out what user experience and web professionals events are happening in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio with my April 2018 calendar. Why would you do that in CSS?: I love seeing all the different things people create with CSS. And this post by Chris Coyier highlights some amazing CSS creations: figures created with only one div, an anchor, an animation of a man riding a bicycle. Data Tables: Yes, you can use tables, but only use them for tabular data. Learn how to create inclusive data tables that are accessible and responsive in this post from Heydon Pickering.What I Found InterestingHow a Photographer’s Kind Heart Led to This Snowy Shot of a Killdeer: What a lovely story to read about a nature photographer and a Killdeer family. After photographer Melissa Groo built a makeshift fence around the birds’ nest in the gravel of the church parking lot, a late snowstorm moved in. Read the article to find out what happened next.I’ve been asking for this for years. Hoping that Twitter implements it sometime soon!Dear @Twitter: I think it would be a good idea to allow people to edit their own tweets after posting. Even a brief editing window of 10 minutes would allow folks to correct typos & other mistakes, and would improve the Twitter experience.👉RT IF YOU’D LIKE THIS EDITING FEATURE!— Jon Cooper 🌊 (@joncoopertweets) April 4, 2018Facebook Container extension now includes Instagram and Facebook Messenger: If you’re concerned about what Facebook is collecting about your online activities, Firefox’s Container extension will isolate your activity when you use Facebook, Facebook Messenger,and Instagram. Dear Developer, The Web Isn’t About You: With all the current focus on frameworks, tools, packaging, and build tools, we’ve set up barriers to working on the web, says Charlie Owen. How about instead we design with empathy, do some research, and create a progressively enhanced universal design? If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedDecember 14, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to create more inclusive forms, find shortcuts for keyboard navigation, discover that the visibility CSS property isn’t only about visibility, and more. 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Marshfield boys swim team fifth at Hodag Relays

first_imgTigers have one win, one runner-up finishBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterRHINELANDER — The Marshfield boys swimming team finished fifth out of seven teams at the Hodag Relay Meet on Saturday at Rhinelander High School.Rhinelander won the meet with 120 points, eight better than Superior. Marshfield was fifth with 92 points.Marshfield won one event as the team of Scott Thompson, Brian Engel, and Michael Kruse took first in the 150-yard mixer relay in a time of 1:23.65.The team of Engel, Colin Thomasgard, and Calden Wojt was second in the 300 backstroke relay with a time of 3:23.29.Marshfield hosts Wausau East in a Wisconsin Valley Conference dual meet Monday at 5:30 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Hodag Relay MeetTeam scores: 1. Rhinelander 120; 2. Superior 112; 3. Green Bay United 100; 4. Lakeland 92; 5. Marshfield 90; 6. Tomahawk 76; 7. Shawano 68.Winners and Marshfield finishers200 medley relay: 1. Rhinelander (Ethan Brown, Nolan Francis, Kirby Kuehn, Alex Gaber) 1:50.73; 3. Marshfield (Brian Engel, Scott Thompson, Michael Kruse, Colin Thomasgard) 1:57.40.800 freestyle relay: 1. Lakeland (Alex Tucker, Stanlee Kmiecik, Evan Andrews, Jack Garcia) 8:34.89; 6. Marshfield (Anthony Hartwig, Ryan McLellan, Andrew Gilkerson, Alex Wuethrick) 10:34.17.400 IM relay: 1. Rhinelander (Russell Benoy, Francis, Kuehn, Brown) 4:14.69.200 freestyle relay: 1. Superior (Logan Kittleson, Isaac Ellis, Benajmin Tunnell, Tradel Nickelson) 1:42.87; 3. Marshfield (Ben Donahue, Hartwig, Thomasgard, Calden Wojt) 1:47.39.300 butterfly relay: 1. Lakeland (Tucker, Jacob Hamerla, Andrews) 3:12.35.500 Decrescendo relay: 1. Lakeland (Garcia, Kmiecik, Tucker, Ben Gibson) 5:08.75; 3. Marshfield (Hartwig, Zach Hanson, Donahue, Wojt) 5:26.30.300 backstroke relay: 1. Rhinelander (Kuehn, Francis, Brown) 3:05.88; 2. Marshfield (Engel, Thomasgard, Wojt) 3:23.29.150 mixer relay: 1. Marshfield (Thompson, Engel, Kruse) 1:23.65.300 breaststroke relay: 1. Green Bay United (Gabe Weiler, Robert Cantrall, Michael Pritchard) 3:46.16; 4. Marshfield (Hanson, Andrew Rall, Thompson) 4:16.68.400 freestyle relay: 1. Green Bay United (Jared Weiler, Anthony Stoa, Ben Georgia, Pritchard) 3:49.31; 6. Marshfield (Donahue, Hanson, Nick North, Trent Anderson) 4:42.05.last_img read more