BPL points table

first_imgPOS CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 Arsenal 20 13 3 4 34 18 16 422 Leicester City 20 11 7 2 37 25 12 403 Manchester City 20 12 3 5 39 21 18 394 Tottenham Hotspur 20 9 9 2 34 16 18 365 Manchester United 20 9 6 5 24 17 7 336 West Ham United 20 8 8 4 30 23 7 327 Crystal Palace 20 9 4 7 23 19 4 318 Liverpool 20 8 6 6 22 24 -2 309 Watford 20 8 5 7 25 22 3 2910 Stoke City 20 8 5 7 21 21 0 2911 Everton 20 6 9 5 36 29 7 2712 West Bromwich Albion 20 7 5 8 20 25 -5 2613 Southampton 20 6 6 8 26 24 2 2414 Chelsea 20 6 5 9 26 29 -3 2315 Norwich City 20 6 5 9 23 32 -9 2316 Bournemouth 20 5 6 9 22 34 -12 2117 Swansea City 20 4 7 9 17 26 -9 1918 Newcastle United 20 4 5 11 19 35 -16 1719 Sunderland 20 4 3 13 22 39 -17 1520 Aston Villa 20 1 5 14 16 37 -21 8last_img read more

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In the Wake of Alarming Cases of the Deadly Ebola Virus in Cape Mount…

first_imgThe co-chair of the National Task Force on Ebola in Grand Cape Mount County, Dr. Julius Garbo, has declared Jenewonbe in Tewor District as the epicenter,  with over 35 suspected cases in the area and its environs.Speaking to newsmen this Wednesday at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare office in the Grand Cape Mount County, Dr. Garbo disclosed that there have been more alarming cases in the county, with over 105 suspected cases.According to the co-chair, the abandonment of health facilities by health practitioners on the basis  of demanding risk benefits was a serious problem in containing the deadly Ebola virus and saving lives. “We need more logistics,financial support and available health workers in fighting the virus, as well as therecruitment of additional workers to work in the new ETU and holding center. We have only one functional ambulance in the county with many nonfunctional health facilities, including the St. Timothy Government Hospital,” he lamented.Dr. Garbo disclosed that  burial and sensitization teams, along with the medical team have been  set up and are working in various communities to provide awareness on Ebola to ensure that the virus is contained.He cited as some of the challenges facing the task force the continued closure ofLofa Bridge Clinic, M’balomaClinic, SinjeHealth Center and the St. Timothy Government Hospital in Robertsport.Dr. Garbo said he was working closely with officers in charge (OICs)  of these health facilities to encourage health workerstoward the reopening of these closed health facilities in the county.  We are striving to encourage the health workersto return to work.Dr. Garbo explained that  there have been 15 deaths in September, includingconfirmed, suspected and probable cases, alongwith previous deaths in July and August.“We have identifiedand deployed 32 screeners of 16 key crossing points and procured 16 thermo scanners and 32 sets of rain gears.  We have also set up an investigation team to fight the virus. We have also trained over 200 people in contact  tracing.”He further explained that, in support of the fight against the deadly communicable disease in the county, they provided essential drugs, medical and sanitary supplies, including personal protective equipment to health facilities.“We have also identified land for the Ebola treatment unit, andthe clearing is ongoing by the Sime Darby Company.  Wehope that we can complete that soon and continue to be robust in the fight against this terrible disease.”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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Jon Bricks Leaves Fans Rapt

first_imgAfter nearly three years in China, international HipCo artist Jon Bricks has left fans fascinated by yet another performance, ending his two-day concert at Club Gossip and Royal Plus International.The concert marks the return of Bricks to Liberia, having last year tour China.   Bricks amazed fans when he performed hit songs like “Off and On remix” and “Still HipCo”.  “This was the first time he ever performed these songs live in Liberia following his China tour,” his local manager said, adding that the reaction from fans was just what you would expect.The LIB International artist, introducing the latest Liberian Swagg dance, also performed other hit songs that have received rave reviews and left fans screaming.“The support I have received from my fans has been fantastic, and my performance tonight is the best ever,” Bricks said,“My experience with the fans at the concert was quite sensational and is worth remembering. I am very grateful to my farms and for their love and support for Liberian Music.” He added.Lassana Bai, who was one of several fans at the concert said, “ I didn’t expect such a memorable performance from Bricks; his flow has improved,” adding, “It was an incredible experience for me to see Bricks perform live.”“I’m happy to see Bricks for the first time tonight, and for me his performance has inspired me,” another fan, Rita, said.“I really appreciate him for his Good performance tonight, but Bricks should respect time,” Jeremy Brown lamented. “I’m totally disappointed that Bricks, even though he is an acclaimed artist, couldn’t be conscious of the time.”He noted that Bricks often keeps them waiting for more than an hour at the club, but was on time for the first day at Royal Plus International.  However, his performance was up to international standards and the show was great, Jeremy admitted.“I just want to thank my fans for the level of support they have given me and for my return concert,” Bricks said.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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Liberia Completes 37 Days of Countdown to Ebola Free Status

first_imgThe head of the Incident Management System, Tolbert G. Nyenswah, has alerted that Liberia has completed 37 days of the 42-day countdown to returning to its status as an Ebola transmission free nation.Minister Nyenswah made the disclosure to this newspaper via mobile phone yesterday in Monrovia.He explained that if Liberia maintains its present status with no suspected case of Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) will announce the country Ebola-free by the end of the month.“While we are waiting to be announced an Ebola-free country, we should continue to observe all the preventive measures such as the regular hand-washing, avoiding overcrowded areas as well as regular communication with surveillance teams and other activities adopted by the IMS and its partners,” Mr. Nyenswah said.He said Liberia will complete its 42-day count-down on September 5. He cautioned that in spite of the expected WHO declaration come September 5, the Ministry of Health will remain dedicated and committed to observing the preventive measures until Liberia’s neighboring countries are declared Ebola free.Nyenswah told the Daily Observer on Thursday that the IMS is working to ensure that the country recaptures its status. He warned that all surveillance activities should remain a priority especially at the various bordering countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone.Minister Nyenswah said the IMS has also intensified and increased its border and community engagements to ensure that Liberia remains free of the epidemic and urged the public to enforce prevention of the disease at all levels.This week, Sierra Leone did not report any new case since it discharged the last patient, while Guinea reported only two cases last week, something, which, Mr. Nyenswah noted, is welcome news for Liberia.Liberia was declared Ebola-free by WHO on May 9, but the status was jeopardized on June 29 when a new case emerged involving a 17 year-old boy whose corpse tested positive of the virus 48 days after the nation was declared Ebola transmission free.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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ANC to Tackle Youth Unemployment Through Business Enterprises

first_imgAlexander Cummings: “Our party envisages transforming the youth through business enterprises.”The political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander B. Cummings, said the ANC will prioritize the empowerment of Liberian youth as entrepreneurs if given the chance to lead the country in the October elections.Mr. Cummings made the statement on Monday, March 20, 2017, when he addressed students and professors of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) in Monrovia.“One of the primary ways to address the issue of unemployment facing Liberian youth is to encourage private sector investment. The youth must be encouraged to become entrepreneurs in the private sector if the country is to move forward. Our party therefore envisages getting more young people to become owners of businesses. We will provide credit opportunity in the country’s national budget to encourage more youth getting into business. This is how more jobs can be created so that the youth cannot continue to aspire for work in the public sector,” he indicated.Mr. Cummings holds a vast experience in the private sector given his past record with the Coca Cola Company. He also has a long history of philanthropy in the global private sector, supporting and funding water projects and providing scholarships to students in Liberia, as well as donating to various causes, including the AMEU Innovation Center named in his honor.“We cannot continue to vote for leaders possessing similar experiences (political) to get a better change as we will always get the same result. I do have a great experience as a private sector individual and now interested in public office. If elected, we assure you that youth unemployment will surely be minimized to move Liberia forward,” he mentioned.To boost financing for youth enterprises, Cummings said his administration will visit the rules governing taxation to reduce tax burdens to encourage more youth-led enterprises.“I offer myself as a true alternative to solve the problems confronting the youth as it relates to the creation of more jobs. We will look at rules on taxation and make sure to eliminate wasteful spending in government and direct such money to empower the youth in businesses,” he added.Despite his promise to transform the lives of the youth when elected, Cummings told students that change in Liberia would require the collective effort of the citizenry. “We cannot do all by ourselves unless you all are willing to work hard to change the country to benefit all of us.”Meanwhile, the agriculture sector of Liberia employs 67 percent of the country’s workforce, which Mr. Cummings promised to prioritize to promote job opportunities for the youth.“Agriculture must remain the backbone of our country to get the youth to find employment opportunities. When elected, we will increase more funding to the sector so that young people can be empowered for profitable agricultural businesses,” he added.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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Region 1 yet to receive 2nd shipment of drugs, medical supplies

first_img–hospitals, health centres never received anti-venom for snake, scorpion bites 2019Outlying health facilities in Region One (Barima-Waini) are yet to receive the second shipment of medicine and medical supplies for the year.Mabaruma Regional Hospital, Region 1This is according to Region One’s Regional Chairman, Brentnol Ashley, who during a telephone interview with Guyana Times on Sunday said that it is already seven months into 2019 and that region has not benefitted from a replenishment of necessary medication and supplies.“In fact, we have had our first shipment of drugs and medical supplies earlier this year. We have not gotten another one as yet. Our outlying health facilities are still reporting that they are awaiting receipt of drugs and medical supplies so to get things done.”This, he noted, is putting a strain on the health services being provided in that region.However, in relation to the issuance of anti-venom in that region, the Regional Chairman stated that they are yet to receive the anti-venom from the Public Health Ministry. This issue was raised following the death of a two-year-old child in Mabaruma, who was stung by a scorpion.“The Ministry would have said that they would have provided anti-venom to registered or licensed health facilities across the country but that is far from the truth. Our hospitals here don’t have anti-venom to treat any snake or scorpion bite, we don’t have that medication to our disposal here in the region. Even in our first shipment earlier this year, that was not one of the drugs or medical supplies that would have come to the region so to speak.”He further explained that authorities from Region One are scheduled to meet with the central health administration today to “iron out” these issues which are of major concern to his region.On Wednesday last, 2-year-old Romero Lucian was reportedly stung by a scorpion at his home located at Kobarimo Hill, Mabaruma, North West District, Region One.The child was taken to the Mabaruma Hospital. Whilst there, the relatives were told that there was no treatment for the sting and that the child would have to be air-dashed to Georgetown. He succumbed moments after being admitted at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The post-mortem performed on the body of the toddler proved that he died due to the collapse of his respiratory system, which was a direct result of the scorpion sting.last_img read more

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Angry Van Gaal blasts ‘stupid’ Smalling following Manchester derby sending off

first_imgAngry Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said defender Chris Smalling was “stupid” to get sent off during Sunday’s 1-0 derby defeat to Manchester United.The Red Devils enjoyed a decent start at the Etihad Stadium but were reduced to ten men shortly before the break when the 24-year-old was penalised for blocking a Joe Hart goal-kick and a late challenge on James Milner in an eight minute spell.The England international’s recklessness gave his side a mountain to climb and City eventually made their man advantage count when Sergio Aguero fired in a second-half winner.It continues Van Gaal’s miserable start to life as United coach, with another loss seeing the club suffer their worst ever start to a Premier League season with just 13 points from their opening ten games.And the Dutchman was less than impressed with the centre-back, whose red card was key to City’s win.“What can I do with my angriness? Nothing,” said the Red Devils boss.“He [Smalling] knows it was stupid. I didn’t see the first challenge, but the referee gave him a yellow card.“Then, as a player, you know you have a yellow card and you have to deal with that and be more careful.“But he didn’t do that – he didn’t deal with it in the right way.”last_img read more

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New blood

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Huffman is an intelligent, knowledgeable business leader, a good choice to lead VICA and Valley businesses to this next level. As the former public-policy director and chief lobbyist for the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, he has been immersed in the business issues that have faced L.A., such as business-tax reform. He is a third-generation Angeleno and a Valley resident. He is the right person at the right time to help build a strong next generation of Valley leadership. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For two decades, Bonny Herman led the San Fernando Valley’s major advocacy group, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. This important time was marked by a secession attempt and growth of Valley influence in City Hall. Herman stepped down earlier this year for a new challenge and, in so doing, set the stage for the Valley’s next generation of strong leaders. Now the choice of Brendan Huffman as the group’s next president signals an important step in both VICA’s and the Valley’s political maturation. The continued agitation of groups like VICA has succeeded in getting some well-deserved recognition for the Valley. Both the state and federal governments are now breaking out the north third of America’s second largest city as a separate statistical region. Now it’s time for the Valley’s economic importance to be fully recognized throughout Los Angeles and California. last_img read more

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DONEGAL STUDENT LEFT SHAKEN AND STIRRED AFTER JAMES BOND MOVIE APPEARANCE!

first_imgWill I Am and the girls at Film PremiereA Donegal student has rubbed shoulders with some the stars of the new James Bond film at its London Premiere.Julie Quinn from Carndonagh Community School was one of two winners of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Glamour Prize.She joined stars of the new Bond film Spectre at London’s Royal Albert Hall.Julie walked the red carpet alongside James Bond actors Daniel Craig, Christopher Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes and director Sam Mendes. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, took a well-deserved night off from their two young children and made an appearance to watch the latest Bond movie.Secondary school students and co-winner Adelina Hmelevska (Moate Community School, Westmeath) modelled their stunning Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture winning outfits ‘Sheer Glass’ and ‘Mediva.’Their designs were on par with other celebrity outfits as they rubbed shoulders with big Hollywood names.Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture is a leading fashion and art competition open to all secondary school students across Ireland. Entrepreneurs Elizabeth Curran and Troy Armour started the creative competition in 2010. The fashion contest encourages entrants to think about the importance of sustainability and recycle materials through a mix of fashion and creativity; it is a one-of-a-kind contest.Laura Lynch, Head of Youth Banking at Bank of Ireland said, “We are exceptionally proud of our young Irish designers whose award-winning creations were so beautifully modelled on the red carpet tonight. As Ireland’s leading bank for students, we are delighted to support a competition which makes dreams come true and empowers Ireland’s young people to collaborate and innovate. We continue to be astounded by the level of creativity and passion which students bring to their entries each year and we look forward to what the 2016 competition will bring.”Co- Founder of Junk Kouture, Elizabeth O’Donnell said, “We are delighted to have Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture represented on the red carpet at such an exciting event to showcase their fabulous designs. To attend the Royal Premiere with big celebrities and members of the royal family is such a privilege for the winning students. We are encouraging students to get their applications in for next year’s competition, the deadline is January 29th 2016.”The students with Gok Wan on the red carpet.DONEGAL STUDENT LEFT SHAKEN AND STIRRED AFTER JAMES BOND MOVIE APPEARANCE! was last modified: October 27th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalJames BondJulie QuinnJunk KoutureSpectrelast_img read more

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Newcastle unveil retro-inspired away kit… and it’s a stunner

first_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 3 3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Complemented by a gold club crest and gold branding, the shirt is sleek and suave, and pairs well with the selected ivory shorts and maroon socks. We can’t decide if Ginola or the kit is more handsome 3 smart causal predicted latest An illustration showing famous city landmarks was commissioned for the unveiling, with various players who wore the 1995/96 strip – Ginola, Warren Barton and Les Ferdinand – also honoured. Released under the banned ‘#TheFabricOfNewcastle’, the shirt will feature names and numbers on the reverse in white.center_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed predicted BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Most read in Premier League ALTERED Newcastle have unveiled the away kit they will wear for the 2018/19 season… and it’s a stunner.The Magpies have gone for a retro-inspired effort, selecting maroon and blue hoops as a throwback to the shirt worn in the 1995/96 campaign, as modelled below by the wonderful David Ginola. SORRY gameday cracker How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The away strip will be available to buy at nufcdirect.com from August 3.last_img read more

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