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WATFORD VS LEICESTER CITY

first_imgSATURDAY,  MARCH 5 WATFORD VS LEICESTER CITY, VICARAGE ROAD WATFORD (4-4-2) GOMES, NYOM, BRITOS, CATHCART, ANYA, ABDI, WATSON, CAPOUE, JURADO, IGHALO, DEENEY OKAZAKI, VARDY, ALBRIGHTON, DRINKWATER, KING, MAHREZ, FUCHS, HUTH, MORGAN, SIMPSON, SCHMEICHEL LEICESTER (4-4-2) After this week’s midweek games Leicester City are three points clear of their closest rivals with 10 games to go. Though Leicester drew 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, defeats for Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City leaves Claudio Ranieri’s team in charge in the Barclays Premier League. On Wednesday Watford lost 1-0 at Manchester United, leaving them in 12th place in the Premier League. The Hornets have now failed to score in six of their last eight Premier League matches. And Watford have scored just 13 goals in 14 home league games and when they went to the King Power Stadium in November they lost 2-1. Only once before have these teams met at Vicarage Road in the Premier League in February 2000 and it ended in a 1-1 draw. Leicester were unbeaten in their first nine away games, winning six and drawing three. But their most recent away fixtures have seen then win just twice while losing twice and drawing the other. The Foxes still boast the most victories (16), fewest defeats (3) and most goals scored (51); their goals for is already five more than they netted over the whole of last season and just four short of their highest number of Premier League goals, in the 1999-00 campaign. Watford, meanwhile, have won just once in their last five league games at Vicarage Road. The home side are still without Jurado and Tommy Hoban while Leicester suffered a blow when N’Golo Kante was ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring problem.last_img read more

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Squat thrust: Japan on Olympic drive to get rid of ‘squat’ toilets

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Japan has launched a campaign to convert unpopular Asian-style squat toilets into sit-on “western” models, as the nation prepares to welcome tens of millions of foreign tourists in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.The high-tech country is famous for its toilet technology that can bewilder foreign visitors, with features ranging from seat warming to bidet functions — with variable pressure.ADVERTISEMENT Bucks’ Antetokounmpo leads NBA All-Star balloting OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense But to the surprise of some and the dismay of many caught short, several toilets in public places are traditional “squatting” facilities.About 40 percent of toilets at 4,000 locations in popular tourist spots are “squatters”, according to the Japan Tourism Agency.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe government is offering to shoulder one third of the costs to install sit-on types, complete with the bidet function expected of a Japanese toilet, officials said.A survey by major toilet maker TOTO has found more than eight out of 10 foreign tourists prefer sit-on types, said Akihiko Yamakoshi, an official at the government’s Japan Tourism Agency. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “As we aim to receive 40 million foreign visitors (a year), we want them to enjoy touring Japan with as little stress as possible,” he told AFP.Some foreign tourists simply do not know how to use old Japanese-style toilets while others complain they are unsanitary, he said.The number of foreign visitors to Japan has been hitting records in recent years. More than 26 million foreign tourists visited Japan in the 11 months of 2017, already exceeding the annual record of 24 million set in 2016.The government aims to boost the number to 40 million by 2020 when Tokyo hosts the Summer Games.The toilet conversion is mainly designed for foreign tourists but it could also help elderly Japanese who may have difficulty in squatting down, said Yamakoshi.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

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Sugar not as sweet as before

first_img…will weigh heavily on the nation’s budget – Finance MinisterIn light of recent calls for another bailout to the cash-strapped sugar industry, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said recent challenges have made sugar “not as sweet”. At a press briefing Monday Jordan explained that to sustain what he deemed an “expensive industry” the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) would have to undergo “severe structural transformation” for it to be sustained.“Sugar is not what is used to be and it is probably not as sweet and sugar has to go under severe structural transformation to survive as an industry,” Jordan pointed out.In reference to the recent announcement that the Wales Sugar Estate would convert to new enterprises including dairy production, the Finance Minister revealed that government is currently petitioning the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a loan to aid in agricultural development.“We are talking to IDB to get an agri development loan that will look at agricultural diversification… this loan is going to target dairy and livestock development,” Jordan explained.He however cautioned that the loan is still in its formulation stages. Notably, when the media questioned him as to whether considerations are being made for Wales to be covered by this loan, Jordan declined to confirm this.“I’m not saying that [the loan] would include Wales,” he said.“Diversification of sugar was attempted in the 1970s but we have to do more than attempt, we have to be realistic,” he pointed out.The minister said sugar production is not able to compete in international markets. In this light, he explained that government has an obligation to support the ailing industry but warned the industry will weigh heavily on the nation’s budget.“We have an obligation to try to carry [the industry], given its contribution to the economy; it is clear that this cannot continue forever but in the short-term the industry will weigh heavily on our budget,” Jordan pointed out.The country’s finance manager also noted that most of government allocations to the industry has already been expended.“This year, we put in $9B… today, almost 75 per cent of that has already been transferred… El Niño reduced the first crop by 30,000 tonnes. This obviously means that the sugar industry will be coming to government again for more money… this is the reality, this is not something that government can change overnight,” he posited.He further noted that government had “stepped in” and allocated $12 billion for last year as “a matter of urgency” and was also of the view that too much was expended in the past to Skeldon Estate and the Enmore packaging plant. The minister likened the two initiatives to coloured elephants.“The last government spent tremendous amounts of money including the money spent on the Skeldon and the money spent on the Enmore packaging plant and both of these are either white, black or brown elephants at the moment to which we are expected to carry,” he observed.It was only last week that Chairman of GuySuCo Dr Clive Thomas related that the corporation would need another bailout as most of the funds were already used up. President Granger in response noted that his government might be inclined to award another bailout to the declining industry.It was on Wednesday last that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder announced that Wales Sugar Estate would be converted to into a dairy product, fruit juices processing facility.“We can see the land being used for dairy production, and we can see some land being made available to people in the area so that they could farm and provide milk, provide fruit juices, provide things of that nature, and we would want to see that replicated in other estates,” Holder is quoted by the Government Information Agency as saying.Holder explained that since the lands will no longer be used for sugar cane cultivation, it will be allocated for cattle rearing, and cultivation of myriad of crops to sustain the operations of the juice plant.“[This decision presents] an opportunity to convert the estate into a model for other areas within the sugar industry’s diversification,” he noted. However it is yet to be made clear as to how these measures will be implemented.In January, it was announced that Wales would cease sugar operations by yearend.last_img read more

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Cartoon: February 13, 2015

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June 20th Community Events Photos

first_imgWhole Wheat & Honey Cafe hosted the Solstice Art Fair which featured art from local artists, live music and food.                                                                           Picture: Amber Davy   The summer solstice Slowpitch Tournament held its final day at the Surerus Ball Diamonds.                                                                                         Picture: Amber Davy   – Advertisement – The Pow Wow committee held its fourth and final Grand Entry at the Taylor Arena for the 5th Annual Spirit of the Peace Pow Wow.                                                  Picture: Amber Davy Many people, especially dads, gather at the Taylor Speedway where the Fathers Day Demolition Derby put on a great show.                                                                   Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

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Champions League expansion plan angers Klopp

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has slammed plans to expand the Champions League © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 15 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted angrily to a proposal that could see the Champions League group stage transformed into a 32-team division.Reigning European champions Liverpool already have a packed fixture programme, with the runaway Premier League leaders due to fly to Qatar for the Club World Cup less than 24 hours after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Watford at Anfield. Indeed so congested is their schedule that Liverpool have two games in as many days next week, with Klopp set to field a youth side for the English League Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa on Tuesday before the senior team plays in Doha on Wednesday.Against this background, it was no surprise that Klopp was decidedly unimpressed by talk of an increase in Champions League matches that would lead to a fresh fixture pile-up.“Today I read the top clubs want more games in the Champions League — I am not involved in these plans but that is absolute bollocks,” he told reporters after the Watford game.“The fixtures are like they are. You all like watching us suffering. That is how it is.”The German added: “You (the media) always look concerned but no-one cares. We speak about it and no-one else speaks about it.“We have to do what we do and are quite positive about it.”Klopp’s mood was not improved by that fact that the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar will host five matches — including two semi-finals, a third-place playoff and the final — in as many days during the Club World Cup because the Education City Stadium is not ready for the tournament.“It think it is raining there. It doesn’t help the one pitch we are all playing on — sensationally good organising,” said Klopp sarcastically.“All the games are on one pitch and it is raining, I am not sure the people in Qatar are used to a lot of rain.“We will see how the one pitch will be but that is a bit of a problem.”0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Duo poses as deputies, steals cash

first_img Aug. 25 in the 4900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood. Aug. 29 in the 2700 block of Fletcher Drive, Glassell Park. Sept. 4 in the 11200 block of San Fernando Road, Sylmar. It can be tough to tell sometimes who is an actual officer, partly because some work undercover, police said. If there’s ever a question, ask to see a badge, picture ID and where the cop works. “It makes it difficult for the public because people want to cooperate with police,” said Los Angeles police Detective Dan Jaramillo, who is investigating the cases. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies wear uniforms with green pants and tan shirts, Deputy Maribel Rizo said. They wear badges on their chests along with a name plate and a gun belt. They usually drive black-and-white patrol cars with lights and sirens. Undercover officers usually present their badges and will show photo IDs if anyone has questions, she said. Deputies never seize property unless the individual is put under arrest before they are frisked, she said. jason.kandel@dailynews.com (818) 713-3635160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Police were searching Thursday for a couple who has been impersonating sheriff’s deputies, detaining San Fernando Valley pedestrians and making off with cash. The man and woman have targeted four people in the Valley since July 19, swiping about $2,000, police said. None of the incidents have been violent, but the suspects – complete with khaki get-ups, badges and caps that say “sheriff” – pat down victims and go through their pockets, taking cash and whatever else they can find. The man is described as white, 30, between 5 feet 5 and 5 feet 9 and weighing 180 pounds. The woman is described heavyset, and 5 foot 4 with blond hair. The man usually is the one who confronts people on sidewalks while the woman stays in the car, described as a black foreign model with four doors. The heists have occurred in the following locations: July 19 in the 10800 block of Oxnard Street, North Hollywood. July 31 in the 11200 block of Sherman Way, North Hollywood. Aug. 14 in the 8900 block of Canterbury Avenue, Pacoima. last_img read more

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WEATHER WARNING FOR DONEGAL: HEAVY RAIN FORECAST

first_imgDONEGAL’S charmed existence of half-decent weather of recent weeks will come to a shuddering end overnight and tomorrow with Met Eireann warning of heavy rain.Temperatures will barely touch 8C on Thursday in the county – that’s colder than it was on Christmas Day!Met Eireann says rain will continue for most of the day with up to 30mm of rainfall predicted. Temperatures will drop to 2C on Thursday night with further heavy rain, some falling as hail – with the possibility of snow above 1000ft.Friday is looking a lot brighter with a few scattered showers, clearing to give sunny spells – but it will still feel cold in the northerly winds; and there could be a widespread frost inland on Friday night as temperatures drop to zero.Advertisement  WEATHER WARNING FOR DONEGAL: HEAVY RAIN FORECAST was last modified: May 10th, 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:WEATHER WARNING FOR DONEGAL: HEAVY RAIN FORECASTlast_img read more

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Ndejje, JKL lock horns as FUBA NBL returns

first_img Tags: FUBA NBL 2018JKL DolphinsMagic StormersNdejje AnglesUCU Lady Canons Ndejje University (In Red) defeated Charging Rhinos in their last game (Photo by FUBA Media)FUBA National Basketball leagueYMCA Court, WandegeyaWednesday, 25-07-2018-UCU Lady Canons vs Magic Stormers-Ndejje University Angels vs JKL DolphinsWANDEGEYA – The FUBA National Basketball League returns on Wednesday night with two games at the YMCA Courts in Wandegeya.In the Men’s division, giant slayers Ndejje Angels will take on JKL Dolphins in the late tip-off.Ndejje who have already defeated City Oilers, KIU Titans and BetWay Power, go into the game on the back of a 72-56 win over Charging Rhinos in their last game. The win was their second on the trot after overcoming UPDF Tomahawks 80-68 on 18th of July.The University side will hope they can get the better of a Dolphins’ side that defeated them 68-46 in the first round.Since that victory, JKL has played two games, winning one (vs UPDF) and losing the other (vs Sharing Youths).Both sides have won seven games this season, Ndejje losing six while JKL has gone down on eight occasions.In the Lady’s division, third placed UCU Lady Canons will take on Magic Stomers who seat seventh on the log.UCU has won seven consecutive games since losing to A1 Challenge on June 8th and against Magic Stomers, they will be looking to get their eighth on the trot and tenth overall this season.The Mukono based side has an upper hand in this tie, and they are the favourites to walk out with maximum points after they also won the first round tie 52-70 on June 27th at the same venue. They beat up on Magic Stormers twice in regular season last year.Beside the usual stars at the team in Sarah Ageno, Zaina Angela Lokwameri, Vilma Achieng and Rosine Micomyiza, UCU will also rely on Rose Akon for the victory. Akon scored 17 points in the team’s last encounter against Javon Ladies, a game they won 44-57.Magic Stomers last won a league game against KIU Rangers on July 7th and have lost all of their last two games.Comments last_img read more

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Record Dino Trove in Mongolia

first_img67 dinosaurs in a week: that’s what diggers from Montana State University found in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.  The team effort was led by veteran dinosaurologist Jack Horner.  Most skeletons were Psittacosaurs, thought to be predecessors of the horned ceratopsids, like Triceratops.  Seeking to understand the developmental biology of dinosaurs, the team was less interested in new species than lots of specimens of one species: “Horner wants a large number of fossils so he can compare variations between skeletons and changes during growth.”    The press release mentioned nothing specific about evolution, nor about how these skeletons became buried in such large numbers.  The one picture shows the hunters working in an arid, desert environment that must be very different from the world in which these dinosaurs perished.  Lecture notes from Columbia University and from a 2001 expedition to the area claim the creatures were buried in shallow lake bed sediments.Imagine a peaceful herd of dinosaurs grazing by the lake bed, then deciding to die en masse and cover themselves with sediments.  If that does not happen today, it probably didn’t back then, either.    Evolutionary stories and timelines are not essential to the scientific process of discovering, describing, identifying, cataloging and gaining insight into the growth and development of dinosaurs.  Did psittocosaurs gradually evolve into ceratopsids over millions of years?  The bones cannot confirm such notions.  What they can do, though, is constrain the imaginations of scientists who weren’t there and don’t know everything.  Go get ’em, hunters.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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