Aguero involved in clash with Wigan fan after City’s defeat

first_imgMOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours City manager Pep Guardiola said he was in the changing room and did not see the Aguero incident.“It’s safer when the fans are not there, but sometimes it happens,” he said.Wigan counterpart Paul Cook was also in his changing room at the time.“It’s not correct (pitch invasions), but I haven’t seen these incidents so I’d rather not give an opinion, but players’ safety is paramount for everyone.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Supporters from both clubs were involved in disturbances, while television pictures appeared to show a home supporter and striker Aguero involved in a physical exchange.Aguero appeared to hit the supporter after the fan said something to the player, and Aguero had to be held back by his City teammates.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 folkAdvertising hoardings were also ripped out and thrown as a pitch invasion by Wigan fans got out of hand while the defeated City players were being escorted off the pitch.Footage also appeared to show objects, including an advertising board, being thrown at police officers by fans in the City end. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019 Wigan Athletic fans celebrate at the end of the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City at The DW Stadium, Wigan, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Wigan Athletic won the game 1-0. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — Sergio Aguero was involved in a confrontation with a Wigan fan as ugly scenes marred the end of the third-division side’s shock FA Cup win over Manchester City on Monday.Fans spilled on to the pitch at DW Stadium as the host celebrated its 1-0 fifth-round win against the runaway English Premier League leader.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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‘A little hope’: Nadal vs Thiem in French Open final

first_imgMOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadal is 49-0 in all other clay-court contests over the past two seasons.“I know I have to play my best if I want to have chances,” said Nadal, who needs to win Sunday to hold onto his No. 1 ranking.Thiem’s ability to bully opponents from the baseline was on display in his 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 victory over No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals.That put Thiem, a 24-year-old from Austria who is seeded No. 7, in the semifinals at the French Open for the third consecutive year. Now he’s made it a step further.“You know when you start the clay-court season that Dominic, he’s one of these players that have the chance to win every tournament that he’s playing,” Nadal said, “and maybe even (more so) here in Roland Garros, because he’s strong physically. He has the power.”That might be.What is definitely true: Thiem has never been to a Grand Slam final until now.So nerves could come into play in the early going against Nadal, who will be bidding for his 17th major title overall.As for what sort of tactics will be employed Sunday, Nadal’s coach, Carlos Moya, offered a hint.“What will be important will be to try and make him play in uncomfortable situations,” said Moya, the 1998 French Open champion. “When (Thiem) is dominating the point, he is very dangerous. Once he is running, he is not that dangerous.” Sloane Stephens’ 1st loss in any final comes at French Open And Thiem’s approach?“I know how to play against him,” he said, without elaborating. “I have a plan.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in three sets 6-4, 6-1, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS — The only man to beat Rafael Nadal on clay this year was Dominic Thiem.And the only man to beat Nadal on clay last year was Thiem.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIEScenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours So if anyone could head into the French Open final with even the slightest reason to think there’s a chance of preventing Nadal from winning a record-extending 11th championship at Roland Garros, it is his opponent Sunday. Yes, that’s right: Thiem.“For sure,” said Thiem’s coach, Gunter Bresnik, “this gives you a little hope.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNot any sort of certainty, of course. Not even necessarily a ton of belief. But, sure, a little hope.Bresnik knows, right along with everyone else, what a difficult task it is to try to slow Nadal in a best-of-five-set match on his favorite surface and at his favorite tournament. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadal is 85-2 for his French Open career, 110-2 in all best-of-fives on clay.The 32-year-old Spaniard is 10-0 in finals in Paris, winning the trophy every year from 2005-08, then again every year from 2010-14, then again in 2017.“He’s the best competitor in (any) sport, in my opinion, of all time. It doesn’t matter what sport. The way he competes is unbelievable. He’s physically strong, and you know he’s not going to give up — at any score. He’s not going to give you a free point if he’s up 5-love or down love-5,” Bresnik said. “This is why the guy was dominating clay-court tennis over the last 14 years like nobody else before. And nobody ever will.”This will be the 10th tour-level encounter between Nadal and Thiem. All have been on clay, and Nadal leads 6-3, including 2-0 in Paris, beating Thiem in the first round in 2014 and the semifinals a year ago.But if there is a tad of intrigue entering this final, it is because of what happened in Rome on May 19, 2017, and in Madrid on May 11, 2018. On the first date, Thiem defeated Nadal 6-4, 6-3. On the second, Thiem defeated Nadal 7-5, 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View commentslast_img read more

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Applauding the Government of Liberia for Signing the Construction Project of the Ganta-Yekepa Road

first_imgThe Government of Liberia under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has again with the signing of the construction project of the Ganta-Yekepa Road come to fulfill its pledges to the people of Nimba County, promising to build roads, schools, and hospitals and also to restore electricity, thus bringing to the county a number of social services initiated across the country.An example of such initiatives is the Mount Coffee Hydro Dam, which was destroyed as a result of the civil war and is being rehabilitated; expansion work on the Bushrod Island turbine plant; major rehabilitation and construction work on the Red-Light-Ganta highway; and rural electricity project through the West Africa Power Pool, all of which have brought lights in the homes and streets of Nimba, Grand Gedeh and Maryland counties. The Freeport-Red-Light corridor, which is currently being undertaken, remains in earnest, as are the construction projects for the Gbarnga – Manikoma highway, the Greenville – Zwedru, Ganta – Zwedru to Fish Town roads, which have either been completed or are about to be finalized.With the latest development culminating into the signing of the construction plan of the Ganta – Yekepa road, many Liberians, in particularly citizens of Nimba County, will have cause to applaud and celebrate. Nimba is Liberia’s second most populous county and where a huge number of economic activities are concentrated. The county shares borders Guinea and Ivory Coast, as well as immense trade and commerce.Once completed, the project will enhance the socioeconomic activities of Liberians from all walks of life, reducing travel hiccups and hurdles which are mainly a result of bad road conditions and will encourage investors to the county.We can rightly say that the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led government has demonstrated hindsight and commitment in that it has done and is doing more to respond to the needs and aspirations of the Liberian people. And rather than ignoring the challenges undertaken by the government, we hope that with resilience and concerted efforts we as a people will help in the socioeconomic development of our country. This is a government that makes and keeps its promises.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Spectra Energy to take steps to meet requirements set out by NEB

first_imgThe Calgary Herald is reporting that Spectra Energy has issued an email statement that it is committed to taking the appropriate steps to meet requirements in a new National Energy Board safety order.It was issued against Westcoast Energy—the operator of the U-S owned Spectra Energy Transmission system—and the newspaper article also reports Board spokesman Darin Barter saying the order is the last step before the NEB takes a company to court.A so-called string of gas plant noncompliance issues reportedly prompted the order, and the Herald report says it includes the May release of butane, which briefly closed the Alaska Highway and led to the partial evacuation of Taylor.- Advertisement -It says about 22 hundred barrels of highly flammable butane were released and the leak was attributed to a valve failure.Mr. Barter is quoted as calling it the latest of 31 reportable incidents since January of last year, and the Herald report adds, in its letter to the company, the NEB said its inspectors conducted 15 Westcoast processing plant inspections in the 14 months ending in June, and issued 27 notices of non-compliance under NEB processing plant regulations.Mr. Barter adds, Spectra is, “Addressing individual circumstances, and that’s good, but we’re not seeing that holistic approach to company-wide safety”.Advertisement In the order the NEB notes, while Westcoast has adopted a proactive approach to safety and environmental protection, the Safety Order is required, in order to ensure continued progress toward implementation of a management system approach to them.The order requires Westcoast to submit for NEB approval by August 14th, staffing reports for all of its NEB regulated gas processing plants and facilities, and by September 30th, a comprehensive report that identifies and commits to a plan to address its existing management system failures.It also requires the company to examine and address all non-compliances, across all Westcoast processing plants and facilities, identified by NEB inspection officers between April first of last year, and July 14th of this year.last_img read more

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Borough of San Fernando Valley would rival Manhattan

first_imgIt has been seven years since the Los Angeles City Charter was overhauled, and a key group figures it’s time to revise it again.Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Task Force on Jobs and the Economy is developing a recommendation that calls for a new charter reform commission to look at streamlining the document to help make the city more business-friendly.And one task force member – who also was a key figure in the last charter overhaul – wants to return to more fundamental city-reform proposals.David Fleming, who now is president of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, said he wants to revive a proposal to create a borough system for the city. “There is no reason for them to support a new store or a new development if they get nothing out of it other than more traffic,” Fleming said.Fleming said he would leave the creation of the boroughs up to a new charter panel.And he noted one advantage of a new charter review could be to force a breakup of the Los Angeles Unified School District.“In some cities with boroughs, they each have their own school district,” Fleming said. “I don’t see why that couldn’t work here.”Bogged down in a summer of discontent in which he has seen his popularity plunge, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa can take heart from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s rebound.Newsom is up for re-election in November and is facing only token opposition – even after he was all but written off earlier this year.That’s when Newsom admitted to an affair, divorced his wife – television attorney Kimberly Guilfoyle – and went into an alcohol rehab program.A recall drive was announced but never got off the ground.Since then, Newsom has stuck to his job and polls now put his popularity at 80 percent.“I dealt with it, at least to the extent I could, in a very forthright manner and didn’t try to excuse it and didn’t try to nuance it,” Newsom told Bloomberg News. “That allowed us to move on after some very difficult weeks.”Villaraigosa lowered his own public profile after acknowledging his own separation, his impending divorce and his affair with television news anchor Mirthala Salinas.But he has not lost any of his fundraising clout.Last week, he held an event in Beverly Hills to bolster his officeholder account, with about 100 people attending the $1,000-a-head fundraiser in Beverly Hills.The Engineers and Architects Association – which staged walkouts last year to protest its lack of a contract with the city – is trying to organize staff workers and aides to City Council members.Offering workers a $4 gift certificate for a cup of coffee, the EAA said it wants to counter a proposal to create an association for the workers to negotiate on their behalf.An EAA representative said such an association would be a “worthless paper organization” with no political clout.It would be a dramatic change for the council’s workers – all of whom are political appointees who serve at the will of their bosses.But it also raises a number of questions, including what happens to them once their bosses leave political office.rick.orlov@dailynews.com(213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We learned a lot last time and I think the time is ripe to do this again,” said Fleming, who worked with former Mayor Richard Riordan to qualify the plan that created the Elected Charter Reform Commission.Fleming said he will push to create a borough system in order to provide more local representation – and he wants to include public schools in that breakup plan.The San Fernando Valley, for example, is more populous than New York City’s borough of Manhattan.“Right now, there is no incentive for the different parts of the city to approve projects or businesses because they get no benefit,” Fleming said about L.A. “All the money goes downtown, and the services don’t come back.”Fleming said the plan to create neighborhood councils was a noble idea but has come up short in practice because of a lack of responsibility in decision-making and little community return on new investments.last_img read more

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REVEALED: The Premier League Champions of Champions

first_img 1. Chelsea’s 2004/05 champions collected an astonishing 2.5 points per game. By comparison, the Blues’ 2014/15 champions have averaged 2.37 after 35 games. Titles are decided by points and no Premier League-winning side has collected more than Chelsea’s 2005 team! – In Jose Mourinho’s first season at Stamford Bridge a decade ago, the Blues beat numerous records on the way to lifting the trophy. They earned the most wins, conceded the fewest goals and did plenty more, including win the most points, which makes them the champions of champions. 5 2= Manchester United (1999/00) – 2.39 points per game – Click right to find out the Premier League champions of champions… – It was a new millennium but the result was the same. In 2000 the Red Devils won the Premier League title for the sixth time in eight years, buoyed by the previous season’s treble. They may have lost the Charity Shield to Arsenal and the Super Cup to Lazio, but United were head and shoulders above all domestic opposition, scoring 97 goals across the campaign and losing just three times. In the end they pipped Arsenal to the title by a huge 18 points. 5 4= Manchester United’s 2008/09 champions also averaged 2.37 points per game – Click right to find out the Premier League champions of champions… – A tricky start to the season, possibly a hangover from their Champions League win over Chelsea in Moscow, saw the Red Devils 15th in the Premier League table after four games. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men powered their way back, though, and an 11-game winning streak spanning the turn of the year helped their cause. Two consecutive defeats saw Liverpool edge ahead of them in April, but Federico Macheda emerged to hit two game-winning goals, helping them to land their third title in a row and see off the challenge of a Liverpool team that only lost two games all season. 2= Chelsea (2005/06) – 2.39 points per game – Click right to find out the Premier League champions of champions… – It was the Blues’ centenary and they celebrated in style by retaining the Premier League title with Shaun Wright-Phillips and Michael Essien (bought for £24m and £20m respectively) bolstering Jose Mourinho’s squad at Stamford Bridge. 5 In joint fourth of this Premier League champion of champions ranking, it’s Arsenal’s 2003/04 title winners, who averaged 2.37 points per game – Click right to find out which Premier League title winners averaged the same or more points than Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’! – The Invincibles, as they will forever be known, have got a shiny gold trophy in the cabinet at the Emirates for their unbeaten season but in their quest for the magic zero in the ‘L’ column they reined in their attacking game and drew with rivals Tottenham, Birmingham and Portsmouth before scraping wins over Fulham and Leicester. Would they have collected more points if they hadn’t been trying to protect an unbeaten record? We’ll never know. If Chelsea manage to win their finally three games of the season they will cement their place in the annals as one of the best Premier League champions ever.Some people might have found their style over the second half of the season on the dull side, but it’s indisputable the Blues’ dominance has been impressive.And victories over Liverpool, West Brom and Sunderland would see the Blues finish the season on 92 points – the second highest total since 1992.But if not this Jose Mourinho side, then who is the Premier League’s champion of champions?League titles are decided by points, so that is how we decided this ranking, using average points per game rather than total, due to the fact that the Premier League contained 22 clubs, rather than 20, in its first three seasons. 5 5last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – It’s that time of year. The annual Scandinavian Holiday Dinner, hosted by Nordic Lodge 660 of the Vasa Order of America, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Greenleaf Masonic Center, 12001 E. Beverly Blvd. Come enjoy Swedish folk dancers, Swedish meatballs, lutfisk, lefsa, lingonberries, limpa bread, herring and other delicacies. Cost for dinner is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 12 and younger. For reservations or information, call (714) 521-3791 or (562) 699-7005. Car wash to help AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre ill Whittier man WHITTIER – The family of Elias Flores, a local resident suffering from heart and kidney failure, will hold a fundraiser car wash to help pay for his medical costs from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday in the back of the 7-Eleven store at 9727 Carmenita Road. Tickets are $5 per car and a bake sale will also take place. Donations are welcome. Relatives also need volunteers to help wash cars, hold signs and sell the baked goods. For more information, call (562) 335-8186. Drill team to host spaghetti dinner WEST WHITTIER – The Pioneer High School Drill Team will hold its annual Spaghetti Feast fundraiser from 5 to 8p.m. Saturday at the school cafeteria, 10800 Benavon St. Tickets are $5 per adult and $3 per child 5 years and younger. They may be purchased at the school or at the door. Proceeds will pay for drill team uniforms. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, ext. 5010. Free Thanksgiving meals available The Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation will offer free Thanksgiving meals to local community members, throughout various parks in unincorporated areas including South Los Angeles, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights and Whittier. A meal will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd., and another will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. the same day at Solid Faith Christian Church, 5724 Esperanza Ave., in Whittier. Another meal will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mayberry Park, 13201 E. Meyer Road in Whittier. – From staff reports 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

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‘Would have preferred Simeone but this is good’ – Chelsea fans happy with rumour

first_img Italy manager Antonio Conte is leaving his role in the summer after Euro 2016 1 Chelsea need a manager, Antonio Conte needs a job, and it looks like the two are a perfect fit.The 46-year-old is leaving his role as Italy boss after Euro 2016 and it is said he is top of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s wishlist.Guus Hiddink has been in the dugout while a permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho is sought.13 GREATEST FOOTBALLERS-TURNED-MANAGERSJorge Sampaoli and Diego Simeone have both been mentioned, but here’s how news of the Conte announcement has been met by Chelsea fans.last_img read more

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DONEGAL GAA STARS LIFT THE GONGS AT WRITERS’ DINNER

first_imgDONEGAL’S GAA stars picked up all the main awards at the Ulster GAA Writers Dinner tonight.Colm McFadden was named Footballer of the Year.Michael Murphy was named Personality of the Year while Paddy McBrearty was given the Young Achiever of the Year award. Karl Lacey was named on the Jubilee Team of the Ulster GAA writers at the ceremony at the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran.The players will be presented with their All Ireland medals at the GAA banquet on Saturday nightDONEGAL GAA STARS LIFT THE GONGS AT WRITERS’ DINNER was last modified: December 8th, 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:DONEGAL GAA STARS LIFT THE GONGS AT WRITERS’ DINNERlast_img read more

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GAA: DONEGAL LADIES MINORS HAVE 9 POINTS TO SPARE IN WIN OVER CAVAN

first_imgDONEGAL Ladies GAA minors had a fantastic victory over Cavan today.The Donegal girls had nine points to spare in the end away at Breffni Park.The final score was 4-11 to 1-11 – with the Donegal goals proving crucial in the end. The Championship victory follows a win over Tyrone. GAA: DONEGAL LADIES MINORS HAVE 9 POINTS TO SPARE IN WIN OVER CAVAN was last modified: April 20th, 2013 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:GAA: DONEGAL LADIES MINORS HAVE 9 POINTS TO SPARE IN WIN OVER CAVANlast_img read more

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