The tournament, which will be played between 8-18 December, features the six continental club champions and a representative of the host nation.The tournament will take place at the Suita City Football Stadium in Osaka and the International Stadium Yokohama, with the latter to host the final having also previously been the venue for the deciding match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan between Brazil and Germany.2014 FIFA Club World Cup champions Real Madrid were the most recent club to book their ticket to Japan when they won the UEFA Champions League in May, with South America’s representative to be determined when the Copa Libertadores final is played later this month. The two other confirmed participants are Club America (CONCACAF) and Auckland City FC (OFC) who both won their respective continental championships in April.Auckland City will open the competition in the First Round against the yet-to-be-determined host side in Yokohama on 8 December.They will eventually be joined by the winners of the AFC Champions League winners and the CAF Champions League, as well as the J.League champions representing the host nation.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was guilty of an extraordinary miss as Paris St Germain missed the chance to wrap up the Ligue 1 title after a 2-2 draw with Strasbourg.Choupo-Moting needlessly deflected a goal-bound shot from team-mate Christopher Nkunku onto the post from point-blank range to prevent his side going 2-1 in front in the first half.The Cameroon striker had given PSG a 13th-minute lead but Strasbourg equaliser through Nuno Da Costa and Anthony Goncalves gave the visitors the advantage before the break.PSG looked to be heading for only the second loss of their league campaign until substitute Thilo Kehrer equalised eight minutes from time.PSG had been given the chance to clinch the title after second-placed Lille were held to a 1-1 draw at Reims in an earlier kick-off.Jose Fonte took advantage of poor marking from a corner to put the visitors in front after 55 minutes .But Reims hit back to grab a point in controversial fashion when Remi Oudin’s 78th-minute equaliser was allowed to stand despite a seemingly inconclusive VAR review.A 55th-minute goal from Issiaga Sylla gave Toulouse a 1-0 win over Nantes, who were forced to play with 10 men for most of the match after Andrei Girotto’s 17th-minute sending-off.The home side could have gone ahead in the 26th minute but Max Gradel’s penalty was well saved by Ciprian Tatarusanu in the Nantes goal.Also on Sunday, Nice beat Montpellier 1-0 to leapfrog their opponents into seventh place in the table thanks to a 20th-minute goal from Brazilian defender Dante.
Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties “Yes, we thought we already had the win,” Chan said in Filipino. “But they had their run, especially when Gary (David) got hot. We’re fortunate that we had some stops to force overtime.”What worked in favor of Rain or Shine, however, was its cohesiveness which showed late in the game as Chan and the rest of the crew found the creases on the Floodbuster defense to eke out the gritty win.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 return“Coach told us to give it to Shawn (Taggart) in the post because Mahindra was playing him small. We gave the ball to Shawn and he scored four points, and also looked for the open guys. He found me at the corner where I got a three. We just looked for the mismatches,” he said, reflecting on his booming three which put the game away for good, 97-93 with 1:38 remaining.Rain or Shine has been impressive in its two wins early in the conference and Chan is liking what he sees especially the team’s unpredictability when it comes to who will take charge when it comes to scoring. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle’s Eco Car Team wins Shell Drivers’ World Championship Asia Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “Ever since, we’re wired that way. Even from the days of coach Yeng (Guiao), that’s how we are. Coach Caloy (Garcia) wants no superstars in this team, and anytime, anyone can explode, may it be a local or an import. It also makes us harder to scout,” he said.And Chan feels Taggart certainly fits the bill with him believing that with the towering import on deck, the Elasto Painters will be a tough matchup against any team in the league.“He’s an import who doesn’t necessarily need the ball. He’s not a ball hog and he’s a team player. He’s really fit for us because he can play inside and outside, and is also good at passing,” he said. “That’s the import we’re looking for.”ADVERTISEMENT Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGetting a surprise challenge from Mahindra, Rain or Shine banked on its experience to pull through with a 99-95 overtime victory to keep its record immaculate in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday.Even Jeff Chan admits that the Elasto Painters felt they had the win in the bag when they led, 80-73, with eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT
Dear Editor,On October 19, 2017, President David Granger invoked presidential powers under the Constitution that allowed him to supersede a provision requiring nominees from the Opposition Leader for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, and autonomously appointed former Guyana Supreme Court Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission.A media report on November 22, 2017 stated that in an email to Alliance For Change (AFC) party leaders in Guyana in reaction to Justice Patterson’s appointment, Dr Rohan Somar, head of the AFC New York Chapter, allegedly said, inter alia, that “This unilateral appointment by the PNC Executive President of an Afro-Guyanese GECOM Chairman, whether right or wrong, rips open the scars of PNC rigging the election. You have just thrown red meat to the notion of ‘PNC rigging election’ which, in my view, will cause to forever lose Indo-Guyanese support at the polls.”The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) deems the comments attributed to Dr Somar to be racist and offensive, and strongly condemns them. Dr Rohan Somar is the head of the New York Chapter of the AFC, and was apparently communicating with the party’s leadership in that capacity. His suggestion that an African Guyanese Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission will automatically cause the multi-ethnic coalition Government to lose Indian votes is the text book definition of racism.Moreover, his irresponsible association of African Guyanese with “rigging elections” – electoral fraud – is text book racial profiling, as well as an insult that should make all Guyanese gravely nauseous. His bigotry appears to at least contravene the legislative intent of racial incitement statutes. They are dangerous and destructive to the body politic of the nation, and undermine the Government’s efforts to foster social cohesion. They must therefore be forcefully condemned by all Guyanese, regardless of race or ethnicity.There were three Chairmen of the Elections Commission over the last twenty years. All three were of East Indian descent. No one judged their performance or competence based on their race. That would have been equally condemnable. Dr Somar’s discernible prejudices apparently make him oblivious of the fact that no one ethnicity or race has an inherent right — or is more competent — to govern Guyana, or hold any particular constitutional office, over the others.The AFC, of which Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is an executive member, and Vice President and Minister of National Security, Khemaraj Ramjattan is leader, is a part of Guyana’s ruling coalition Government. Dr Somar’s statements have tainted the party and its leadership, which has remained silent on the matter. This is a moment for leaders to stand for principle in the interest of Guyanese national harmony.The AFC’s silence can be interpreted or misinterpreted for tacit support of these reckless remarks. If the AFC does not support Dr Somar’s comments, then CGID calls on the party to repudiate them.Yours sincerely,Richard MillingtonDirector of CommunicationsCaribbean GuyanaInstitute for Democracy (CGID)
HEARING: They say animals are “no threat” to humans, but their neighbors don’t agree. By Kristin S. Agostoni STAFF WRITER A Redondo Beach man testified Monday that his dog’s hunting instinct took over when it killed three cats on his block but that the pit bull-shepherd mixed breed shouldn’t be considered a threat to neighborhood children. The children escaped injury, although a neighbor broke her leg while running from the dogs and a police car crashed en route to the scene. Redondo Beach residents in the 1000 block of Avenue D say they’ve been concerned about one or both of the Haueters’ animals for some time. On Monday, Jerry Goddard, the former city attorney who now works as a consultant, presented the hearing officer with documents dating to April 2004, when animal-control authorities first reported that a dog at the address had attacked a cat. The following June, police responded to another call that Haueter’s then-girlfriend, Melissa, was walking Jack when the animal grabbed and killed a cat that had been lying on a neighbor’s lawn. Police and animal-control officers have logged two additional attacks on felines this summer: one in late June and another just a few weeks ago, when residents said the Haueters’ pit bull mix preyed on a black cat while they were on vacation and the pets were being watched by a housekeeper. In the June incident, resident Raoul Rodriquez testified that he watched both animals tear into his house cat a few hours after he had shooed them off his property. “Both of them had latched onto the cat,” he said Monday, describing how he tried to make the animals let go, using a stick. “I was standing in front of my cat, and it was too late.” Then, Rodriquez said, the dogs “circled right back at me.” When asked by Goddard whether he was worried about his safety, he replied: “I was fearing for my life with a stick in my hand.” With 10 children younger than 10 living on the street, Rodriquez told Goddard that “it’s just going to be a matter of time before these dogs latch onto one of these kids.” Chris Haueter later objected to his neighbor’s description of the June incident, saying Rodriquez “towers over our dogs” and that they wouldn’t harm anyone. The couple also objected to both dogs’ being described as pure-bred “pit bulls” – dogs that have taken a beating in the media as of late. Melissa Haueter said Cher is one-tenth pit bull and Jack is likely half. “Jack and Cher are like my children,” Melissa Haueter said of her pets. When the couple married in June 2006, both dogs participated in the wedding, with Jack wearing a tuxedo and Cher a flower girl outfit. Both attacks this summer prompted the couple to take action, she added; a picket fence now surrounds their property, and they hired a dog trainer. Even so, Goddard argued that the animals continue to pose a threat to the public’s safety. On Monday, he recommended that hearing officer Lance Widman impose a laundry list of restrictions, including orders that the Haueters obtain liability insurance, keep the dogs inside an “escape-proof fence” and walk the dogs only if they are muzzled. Melissa Haueter would not be allowed to walk Jack because of the prior attack. Widman, a Hermosa Beach school trustee who runs a South Bay dispute-resolution service, said he plans to weigh the testimony and issue a decision in writing later this week. Meanwhile, Chris Haueter faces misdemeanor charges for keeping the two dogs without valid licenses. In June, animal-control officers determined one dog’s paperwork had expired, and the city had no record of the other. After Haueter failed to appear at a court hearing last week, Redondo Beach City Prosecutor Steve Kay said police served him with a bench warrant. He remains free on a $500 bail bond and is due back in court Oct. 4, Kay said. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Chris Haueter and his wife, Melissa, told a roomful of neighbors they were “deeply sorry” the animal had taken the lives of family pets and backyard squirrels and possums. Yet they maintained their male dog, Jack, and a female Labrador-border collie mix named Cher don’t deserve to be labeled vicious animals. “It’s very human of us to assume that other animals think and act like we do. Dogs do not mistake humans for animals,” Haueter said. “If you order us out, we’ll go, but our dogs are no threat to any children or human.” The administrative hearing Monday inside City Council chambers stems from a handful of complaints about the Haueters’ dogs – mainly Jack, who was blamed for most of the attacks. It will be up to an independent officer to determine whether either of the animals should be labeled vicious, and then whether the couple should have to give up their dogs or face restrictions. Coincidentally, the meeting follows a pair of recent pit bull scares in the South Bay. Early last week, a dog of that breed mauled a Torrance mail carrier, while a pair of others Friday terrorized two Gardena children who were out walking their Jack Russell terriers.
1 Tottenham Hotspur defender Federico Fazio Roma are set to hold talks with Tottenham over a move for out-of-favour defender Federico Fazio.Fazio joined Tottenham in 2014 but was shipped out on loan to Sevilla in February this year and has now been told by Mauricio Pochettino to find a new club.Roma are searching for a centre-back this summer, and, according to Sky Italia, are keen on snapping up Fazio on the cheap.The Argentine, who joined Tottenham from Sevilla, was being heavily linked with a return to the Spanish club but it now appears Roma are in pole position to land him.Spurs paid £8million for Fazio two summers ago but are now reportedly willing to let him go for half that price.
James Rodriguez scored Real Madrid’s opening goal 1 Real Madrid continued their 100 per cent start to the season with a 2-0 win over Quique Sanchez Flores’ Espanyol.James Rodriguez scored the opening goal, before Karim Benzema rounded off the victory with a powerful first-time finish in the second half.The win ensures Los Blancos have won four of four games, and Zinedine Zidane’s men have moved three points clear of Barcelona at the top of LaLiga.You can watch the goals below…
Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham teenager Marcus Edwards reminds him of a young Lionel Messi but insists the winger has a long way to go to fulfil his potential.Edwards is one of a handful of Spurs youngsters set to be given a chance in the EFL Cup third round against Gillingham on Wednesday but none have created as much excitement as the 17-year-old.A left-footed attacking midfielder, with a low centre of gravity and lightning quick feet, Edwards is considered one of the brightest talents in his age group, having represented England at under-16, under-17 and under-18 levels.Edwards joined Tottenham’s academy aged eight and there was a feeling of relief when he signed his first professional contract in August, with some fearing he might be snatched by rival clubs.Pochettino is likely to start Edwards on the bench at White Hart Lane but he shares fans’ enthusiasm for the youngster although he adds a note of caution.“The qualities – it’s only looks, his body and the way that he plays – remember a little bit from the beginning of Messi,” Pochettino said.“He’s small, he’s left-footed, I remember a little bit (Erik) Lamela when he was at River Plate, remember he had long hair, when he was 14, 15 years old, there is a lot of videos on YouTube that you can see, that he took the ball, didn’t give a pass and shot straight away.“He (Edwards) is a very good prospect and potentially he can be a top player, but we need to be patient and tell him that he has a lot of talent, enough talent to be a top player, a great player. But now it’s how he builds his future, that’s very important. And it’s our responsibility to tell him.”Other Tottenham academy products may also be on display at White Hart Lane, with 19-year-old playmaker Joshua Onomah, 20-year-old midfielder Harry Winks and 18-year-old centre-half Cameron Carter-Vickers all in contention for starting spots.Carter-Vickers has been named on the substitutes’ bench ahead of Kevin Wimmer so far this season and Pochettino believes the American also has a big future in the Premier League.“For me, he can be one of the best centre-backs in England in the future,” Pochettino said. “He has a strong mentality, quality, all the qualities for playing centre-back.”While Edwards and Carter-Vickers are considered prospects for the future, summer signing Vincent Janssen is under pressure to deliver now after Harry Kane was confirmed to have injured ligaments in his ankle.Tottenham say the swelling around Kane’s right foot makes it difficult to set a return date, but Janssen will be given an extended run, starting against Gillingham.The Dutch striker has made five appearances for his new club so far, four off the bench, and is yet to open his account.“Janssen has already shown the supporters he has a big passion to play, they have been excited to see him on the pitch and the energy he brings,” Pochettino said.“It’s true this is a big opportunity for him to confirm all that we expect from him and he has to be ready – now that Harry is injured, it is true it has opened the door for him to play more.”Janssen comes from impressive sporting stock. His mother, Annemarie Janssen, was a swimmer, who won three Olympic medals and the prestigious Dutch Sportswoman of the Year award in 1982.His younger sister Frederique is also a swimmer, who represented Holland at the 2015 European Championships and won two silver medals in relay.“Every time we play water polo, he’s the best,” Pochettino joked.“He’s athletic, he’s very competitive, his mentality is very good. He’s a very nice guy but he’s very competitive, athletic, strong, he likes to work very hard. It’s very good.”Tottenham’s scouts had assessed Janssen several times last season but Pochettino watched the 22-year-old personally in May when Holland played Ireland in Dublin.“It wasn’t a good game for Holland, but it’s true in this moment we realised he was a good signing for us. It confirmed it,” Pochettino said. 1 Marcus Edwards
VETERAN attacker Raffaele Cretaro has confirmed his intention to retire from League of Ireland football again after helping Finn Harps secure their Premier Division status. Last year, Cretaro hung up the boots after leaving Sligo Rovers, but Ollie Horgan, the Harps manager, convinced him to go again.Horgan, who had tried before, finally lured Cretaro to Finn Park. Now 38, Cretaro made 30 appearances for Harps in 2019, including 90 minutes in last night’s 2-0 extra time win over Drogheda United in the play-off. “That’s me finishing on a real high,” Cretaro said.“I gave it what I had to try and keep Harps up.“I’m grateful to Ollie for giving me the chance and I enjoyed the season.”Cretaro said Horgan was someone who he ‘admired’ and had been keen to work under. He said: “It was a new experienced and a really positive one.“The atmosphere was just electric here, like a Cup final. It was a great experience. The players showed character to go and get the result.”Horgan will face a battle to hold onto some of his key players.Unlike their Premier Division counterparts, Harps have none of their senior players tied down for next season while Horgan’s own two-year term from the end of 2017, has also expired. Mark Russell and Harry Ascroft, Harps’ goalscorer last night, have proved big hits with the Finn Park faithful but could both move on. Jacob Borg – who has had two fine campaigns at the club since joining midway through 2018 – is in a similar position while striker Nathan Boyle is understood to be moving abroad. Raffaele Cretaro signs off as Finn Harps’ task of building starts again was last modified: November 2nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 League of Ireland Premier DivisionDrogheda Unitedfinn harpsHarry AscroftMark RussellOllie HorganRaffaele Cretaro
GOVERNMENT: Federal, state, county and city offices, courts, libraries and animal shelters will be closed Monday. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail. SCHOOLS: Schools will be open. TRANSIT: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles will run on a regular schedule, as will Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley and Ventura County Dial-a-Ride buses and Metrolink trains. BANKS: Banks will be closed. Financial markets will be open. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’TRASH: Pick-up will be on a regular schedule in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale. STORES: Malls and supermarkets will be open.