CHELSEA VSSUNDERLANDChelsea’s season in the Barclays Premier League goes from bad to worse. On Monday night they lost again, at league leaders Leicester City, leaving them just one point off the relegation zone following their ninth defeat of the season and fifth in seven games. Sunderland won at Stamford Bridge two seasons ago, but that is one of only three wins there in 14 Barclays Premier League visits. None have been drawn with Chelsea winning all the other 11 meetings.NEWCASTLE VS ASTON VILLAHaving beaten Liverpool 2-0 in their previous game, Newcastle have won back-to-back Barclays Premier League games for the first time in over a year, when they won five in a row, in October and November 2014. Villa lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal at home last Sunday and they are now without a win in 15 league games, the joint-longest current run in English football (along with League 2 side York City).STOKE CITY VSCRYSTAL PALACEStoke are 11th in the Barclays Premier League while Crystal Palace moved into sixth place in the Premier League thanks to their first ever top-flight win over Southampton in 14 attempts last Saturday. The Eagles have lost just one of their past six Premier League matches, winning three and losing just one, with Yohan Cabaye scoring the winner against Southampton.WEST BROM VS BOURNEMOUTHAfter winning at Chelsea and at home to Manchester United, AFC Bournemouth should be confident of boosting further their hopes of avoiding relegation. That extended their unbeaten run to four games (following two draws), after six league games without a win. They go to The Hawthorns where West Bromwich Albion have lost four of their eight games while winning just two. Only Aston Villa (six) have lost more PL games at home.WATFORD VSLIVERPOOLOdion Ighalo got Watford’s winner at Sunderland last weekend and has now the most goals by a Watford player in Premier League history (10). Liverpool, meanwhile, came back from behind to steal a point at home to West Bromwich Albion last Sunday, but they are two places and a point behind Watford.SWANSEA CITY VSWEST HAMSwansea City have lost their last three and five of six Barclays Premier League games and are now just one place off the relegation zone, only on goal difference, after winning just three games all season, two of which have come at the Liberty Stadium. And they have scored just eight league goals in Wales. West Ham have won four away from home but they have gone six league games without a win, drawing four including last weekend’s 0-0 stalemate at home to Stoke City.
“The people who booed me, those are the haters. You have people in it that them bringing (favour) and they fear me. “I am a danger to them, so if I am out, it may be easier for dem.” He added that some boxers are getting favours from officials. “I don’t have that relationship (like other boxers). Maybe because me is a one away guy.” Jamaica Boxing Board of Control president Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones declined to get into a debate about whether certain boxers are favoured but spoke about the appeal. “It’s not the JBBC’s decision to have an appeal, it’s never personal” he said. “It’s a matter of having certain rules and everybody abiding by it. ” However, Davis said he will not let the matter rest if it results in a rematch. “If they (Leblond’s team) gonna make a big fuss out of it, we take it to court. Because I know I won the fight. They judged the fight in my favour. I’m not supposed to fight a guy two times. I’m not proving anything. I won the fight!” Local boxer Tsetsi ‘Lights Out’ Davis has said that he feels he has been treated harshly by the Jamaican boxing fraternity, which includes both officials and fans of the sport. Davis is currently waiting to hear if an appeal by Canadian fighter Dave Leblond, whom he beat in his opening round Wray and Nephew Contender Series bout three ways ago, will result in him being forced into a rematch. He told The Gleaner that he feels he is not a very liked fighter, because of what he claims he has been put through in his career over the past year. This includes not only awaiting the appeal, but also having to hand over his match earnings after beating Leblond, as a fine for not making weight, the day before. “I’m getting a raw deal.” Davis said. Davis said that fans at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on the night of the fight were booing him and cheering for Leblond by shouting “Canada” did this because they felt threatened by him. HATE AND FEAR
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ France’s Arnaud Lepont vs Philippines’ Richard Corminal during their ONE: Immortal Pursuit bout at Singapore Indoor Stadium. INQUIRER/Sherwin VardeleonSINGAPORE—Filipino bet Richard Corminal absorbed a first-round submission loss to the returning Arnaud Lepont in ONE: Immortal Pursuit prelims at SIngapore Indoor Stadium here.Corminal barely connected against Lepont, who managed to take the fight to the ground just 30 seconds into the fight in front of a big crowd.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilas shakes off Japan to start World Cup qualifiers campaign Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES 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 The Malaysia-based fighter spent the next three minutes trying to escape Lepont’s mount before the French fighter choked him out with an arm triangle at the 3:16 mark.Lepont, who fought for the first time after a two year absence, immediately ran out of the cage to thank ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“When you go away for two years, you miss the momentum. I missed you guys,” said an emotional Lepont, who was also moved to tears while thanking his son.Corminal, meanwhile, could only slam the canvas in frustration as he lost his second straight assignment in Asia’s top mixed martial arts promotion. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
The president of the Liberia Karate-do Federation (LKF) Master William Philip Anderson is poised to train at least 50 kids in martial arts in three counties, beginning with Grand Bassa.He named Maryland and Montserrado as the remaining counties to introduce martial in the next six months.He told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview over the weekend in Buchanan that the program is his passion to develop professional karate athletes.“For the past three weeks, every Saturday, I have been offering free training to interested kids from every part of Bassa at this court,” he said, “I intend to do the same in Maryland and Montserrado.”He added: “Karate helps the practitioner to benefit physically and develops self discipline and for the kids.”He promised to revamp the Black Belt Association, which comprises of amateur black belt holders from every aspect of martial arts, including karate, taekwondo, kick-boxing and wushu.Master Anderson is Liberia’s retired 7-time Karate champion and Africa’s kick-boxing champion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The case of Antoinette Nettie Peter, a Liberian woman stabbed to death in her boyfriend’s bedroom has opened at Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice.Ms. Peter was a fiancée of Bonfrer Adidee, a Ugandan national and an employee of the Civil Affairs Section of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).Nettie, as she was called, was allegedly stabbed to death with a kitchen knife by one of her private security guards, defendant Jefferson Dahn, on January 3, 2013 at her 12th Street, Sinkor, compound.The claimed, Defendant Dahn denied when he appeared before the Court.At Tuesday, May 20th hearing, family members including the deceased’s father and mother wept uncontrollably in open court, when prosecution’s second witness, Eddie Kun, an investigator of the Liberia National Police (LNP) took the stand. They were consoled by the state lawyers.But defendant Dahn dressed in an orange suit sat behind his legal team with his head bow during yesterday’s hearing.Interestingly, Adidee could not be seen in the court Tuesday, because, according to report, he had left the country, leaving behind the entire case.It is not clear whether he will be asked to come and testify in the case.In his testimony, Kun alleged that another police officer identified as Patrolman Anthony Dalieh called them, investigators and said, defendant Dahn informed him that he killed his bossman, Adidee’s girlfriend as a result of confusion and asked him not to tell anybody.“When we got the information, we immediately went with a forensic laboratory team and UNMIL officers to the crime scene,” the police investigator explained.Before, they could arrive at the compound; group of officers of the Police Support Unit (PSU) of the Liberia National Police (LNP) had already covered the area, according to Kun.He further alleged when they entered the compound, they met another private security officer only identified as “Hopking.”When they asked Hopking what he was doing in the compound, he quoted Hopking as saying, “My bossman, Bonfrer called and informed me that there was a situation unfolding at his compound and wanted me to go there and find out what was going on.”According to him, Hopking also explained to him that Bonfrer got the information from one of his UN’s friends, who he alleged, saw a huge crowd at his compound, while he was on his way for lunch.He further alleged that it was during the searched of the compound that they found defendant Dahn hiding in the closet. “We caught him confused and half naked with only his militant jean trousers with a substance believed to be blood on it,” the investigator told the Court.“We also found with him a broken handle of a wooded kitchen knife, a bunch of keys belonging to the late Nettie and US$200,” he alleged.Giving details of defendant Dahn’s investigation with the police, Kun said that in the presence of his mother and aunt, Dahn denied murdering Nettie, claiming “Bonfrer was the perpetrator and he assisted in the process.”He further claimed that Bonfrer offered him US$600, two phones, and a laptop so that he could take the body away from his (Bonfrer’s) room to the kitchen, according to Kun.Asked by defense team, whether they investigated the defendant’s claimed under such circumstance? He replied “yes, we did.”Furthered asked what his investigation realized? He again replied, “The allegation was false and only meant to mislead the investigation.”Asked how did he get to know that the allegation was false?Kun response, “We reconstructed the crime scene, talked to witnesses to include Mr. Bonfrer Adidee himself in our efforts to prove or to disprove said allegation.”Asked how was it proved? “It was establihsed that on the morning of the incident the only person on the crime scene were defendant Dahn and the victim Nettie.”“Both of them were the only occupants of the residence from 8 a.m., until information was disclosed that there was an alleged homicide on the premises.”According to him, they established that Adidee did not leave his work at the UNMIL’s Headquarters until he was requested by the investigator to come on the scene. “No witnesses provided testimony that Adidee was seeing entering or leaving the compound either by vehicle or on foot on the morning of the incident. Apart from the time he left for work at about 7:45 a.m.,” Kun alleged.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Photo: Fire crews work to put the Eagle Manor Fire in November. An 18 year-old male has been charged in connection with this fire – Photo courtesy of Free FM in Grande Prairie.An 18 year old man from High Prarie, Alberta, faces one count of arson in connection to a fire at the Eagle Manor Apartments in November.Austin Auger was arrested on Wednesday by the High Prairie Detachment, in relation to two break and enter, and theft occurrences in High Prarie. – Advertisement -Upon futher investigation, officers discovered unidentified evidence which led to Auger being charged with one count of Arson, in relation to the Eagle Manor fire. No injuries were reported in the massive blaze. Auger is also facing a Theft of Motor Vehicle charge in relation to a separate offence from December 2009 in Grande Prairie.In High Prairie, Auger faces charges in connection with arson to property, two charges of break and enter, and breach of an undertaking. The 18 year-old remains in custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on January 27th, 2010 and in High Prairie Provincial Court on January 25th, 2010.Advertisement
“FIFA has today lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Guatemalan Football Association” Fedefut, it said in a statement.Football’s governing body said it made the decision after receiving a letter from Juan Carlos Rios, the head of a FIFA-appointed “Normalization Committee” to oversee the Fedefut. The letter confirmed that the committee was operational.The suspension “is lifted with immediate effect, restoring all its rights as a federation member of FIFA,” Rios told a press conference. “It is a very happy day for us.”FIFA sanctioned Guatemala in October 2016 after it failed to authorize the normalization committee after an international corruption scandal that rocked world football.Former Fedefut general secretary Hector Trujillo was the first person brought down in the scandal to be sentenced to jail, given eight months by a judge in New York in October for wire fraud.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Trujillo was the first first person sentenced by a US judge over the FIFA corruption scandal © AFP/File / DON EMMERTGUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, Jun 1 – FIFA Thursday lifted a suspension imposed on Guatemala 18 months ago over its failure to comply with anti-corruption rules.The suspension prevented Guatemalan teams from participating in international competitions such as the Gold Cup, the Central American Games and the CONCACAF Champions League.
BY EMMET RUSHE: There are many things in health and fitness that cause a reaction.It could be the low carb debate, eating before bedtime, eating after 6pm, should you eat breakfast, should you eat carbs at breakfast, will fruit make you fat etc.All these topics usually get a huge reaction and will have people debating back and forth when one of the topics comes up. However, I have never seen something that causes so many people to react as the topic of diet coke/diet drinks and the artificial sweetener aspartame that is added to it.The biggest thing that struck me about the reactions to it is the scathing anger that people seem to have for a diet drinks containing aspartame.Comments about the dangers of it, the chemicals that are in it, the company that supply it and that someone in the fitness and health industry would ‘endorse’ it.The public’s reaction against aspartame seems to be fuelled by shared posts and memes on Facebook. The backlash against aspartame caused Pepsi to remove aspartame from Diet Pepsi (in the US), and replacing it with another artificial sweetener, sucralose.You could be forgiven for thinking that, if Pepsi are removing it from their drinks, there must be some pretty damning evidence behind their decision.Sadly, no.Pepsi have admitted that their decision is a ‘response to consumer preferences’, and cite aspartame as the reason.So what are the actual facts when it comes to aspartame and diet drinks in general?Are they bad for our health? Do they affect our brains??Do they cause headaches?Do they cause weight gain?There’s no shortage of material when it comes to aspartame research.There are more than 500 studies on it. Even if we cast a suspicious eye, and exclude studies funded by soft drinks manufacturers and the like, there are still hundreds of studies that have been carried out on aspartame.You would need to drink 32 cans of diet drinks daily to exceed the recommended daily limits for aspartame.When aspartame is ingested our body breaks down aspartame into three different components: one of these is methanol.The idea that aspartame is broken down into methanol, a product that is toxic is initially an alarming one, but we need more details first.Firstly, not all of the aspartame in a soft drink will be converted into methanol.Only about 10%, which translates to around 55 milligrams of methanol produced per litre of fizzy drink. 55 milligrams isn’t a lot, but any amount of methanol is bad, right?Not so.Aspartame isn’t the only thing in your diet that contributes to your methanol intake.There are many substances you might not initially expect contain methanol in small amounts.Aspartame is a pretty small contributor to our daily methanol exposure compared to other food sources.Diet drinks – 55mg/LRed wine – 99-271mg/LTomato Juice – 218mg/LThe other factor that people mention when it comes to aspartame and methanol is that methanol is also metabolised into formaldehyde, which is excreted in the urine, and that high levels of these chemicals have been shown to have no negative health effects.Again this is dose dependant and much higher levels of these chemicals in other food sources, than is produced by aspartame have been shown to have no negative health effects.Phenylalanine intake can pose risks, but only for those suffering from phenylketonuria.Phenylketonuria is a rare genetic condition that affects only 1 in every 10,000 people.People with this condition are unable to break down the amino acid phenylalanine, and as a result it can build up in their bodies to toxic levels.Obviously, for sufferers, aspartame-containing drinks pose a very real risk, as high levels can lead to brain damage, which is why any beverage containing aspartame must be clearly labelled as such.However, it must be emphasised that for the normal population, this isn’t a concern, as they can break down phenylalanine well before it reaches these levels.Cancer is often a worry with food additives.Aspartame has been studied for decades concerning whether or not it can have carcinogenic effects, and the vast majority of studies have found no link.In the mid-2000s, an Italian institute did claim to have provided evidence linking aspartame with cancers. However, the methods of these studies were criticised for a number of reasons and it’s now widely accepted that the data they collected on aspartame and cancer is highly unreliable, and has not been replicated.A lot of people claim that aspartame-containing drinks give them headaches.There are studies that are for and against the claims behind this and there is no conclusive evidence either way, all I can say on this point is that, if you get headaches when you drink a diet drink, don’t drink them.Does diet drinks prevent fat loss?There is no evidence that diet soda inhibits fat loss, or that it even spikes insulin levels to levels that would be detrimental to health.In summaryThere are no studies that indicate any long-term health risks from drinking diet drinks.Diet drinks are not harmful to health, well-being, or body compositionThere is currently no good evidence that diet drinks are bad for you (i.e. causes weight gain or health complications).#TrainSmartFor more information, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: IS DIET COKE BAD FOR YOU? was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:Bad for youCoca Coladiet cokeemmet rushe
Kevin Bond has brushed off Birmingham’s failure to land John Terry and expects the club to make other big moves in the transfer market this summer.Blues boss Harry Redknapp was eager to sign the ex-Chelsea and England captain but the 36-year-old has instead opted to join their bitter rivals Aston Villa.Speaking exclusively to Jim White on talkSPORT, Redknapp’s No.2 Bond said: “Harry did speak to John and I believe the club made him a very good offer, but he has made his decision to go to Aston Villa.“I’d like to wish him well, but its going to be difficult for me to do that!”While Terry won’t be moving to St Andrews, Bond has suggested it could still be an exciting summer for Birmingham fans.“I don’t know exactly what the resources are available to the manager but they [the Birmingham owners] will spend good money for the right player,” he said.“Obviously John Terry is a highly-regarded player so they recognised his worth. I think, for players like that, they will do the best they can in order to try and persuade them to come to Birmingham.“Funds are going to be made available for the right players so Harry is hopefully going to be able to do what he needs to strengthen the squad.”Bond also insisted there is plenty of life left in Redknapp’s managerial career. Listen to the interview in full above.
A Donegal teenager has been acquitted of raping a schoolmate after they met at a takeaway in the early hours of March 18, 2016.The 19-year-old youth had denied one count of rape and another of oral rape of a girl behind a building in a town in Co Donegal following St Patrick’s night celebrations. Both parties were aged 16 at the time.On the 12th day of the trial, the jury at the Central Criminal Court returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty after just under two hours’ deliberation.When Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy told the youth he was free to go, he left the dock and rushed to hug his parents who had been in court for the duration of the trial.The 18-year-old complainant left the courtroom in tears, accompanied by family members.During the trial, the court heard that both the complainant and defendant had been out drinking separately with friends before they met in a takeaway.The boy suggested that they go for a walk and they went behind a building, where they started kissing and the girl said the alleged offences then occurred.For full story see https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/teenager-acquitted-of-raping-schoolmate-after-they-met-in-takeaway-on-night-out-37136187.htmlBreaking: Donegal teenager acquitted of raping schoolmate was last modified: July 19th, 2018 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:acquitteddonegalrapeschoolmate