LONDON (AP):Unlike last season’s title race, Tottenham know they are not on the wrong side of a popularity contest in their pursuit of Chelsea.Leicester were the undoubted pick of the neutrals as they fought off Tottenham’s challenge to improbably collect the Premier League trophy last May.Now Tottenham occupy the role of the underdog, sitting four points behind Chelsea after swatting aside Bournemouth 4-0 yesterday.”We expended a lot of energy fighting against Leicester, but against West Brom, against Chelsea, against the media,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said, recalling last season’s late costly draws against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea. “We fought against everyone, but now we are focusing on fighting our opponents when we play.”If Chelsea can be chased down in Spurs’ remaining six games, Tottenham would be crowned champions for the first time since 1961, and etch another new name in the Premier League trophy. A triumph for Chelsea, who are at Manchester United today, would be far less enchanting, given the west London club has won the league four times since 2005.RACKING UP THE WINSAll Tottenham can do is keep racking up the wins – yesterday’s was the seventh in a row – and raising the goal-difference advantage over Chelsea in case it matters. Tottenham have a six-goal edge over Chelsea by that reckoning after another irresistible performance that produced a club-record 12th straight home win.Even substitute Vincent Jansson managed to score his first goal from open play eight months into the misfiring striker’s first Premier League campaign, wrapping up the victory in stoppage time. It was opened by Mousa Dembele scoring his first goal of the season in the 16th minute, ghosting into the penalty area unmarked to meet Christian Eriksen’s corner.Inside three minutes, Son Heung-min put the ball through goalkeeper Artur Boruc’s legs for his 19th goal of the campaign to become the highest-scoring South Korean in a single European season since Cha Bum-kun for Bayer Leverkusen in 1985-86.Yesterday’s other results: Sunderland 2 West Ham 2; Crystal Palace 2 Leicester 2; Everton 3 Burnley 1; Stoke 3 Hull 1; Watford 1 Swansea 0; Southampton 0 Manchester City 3.
Police in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County have charged two men with gang rape resulting to the death of a 17- year old girl on January 23.Police have already transferred the case to the Buchanan City following the conclusion of their investigation. The court has meanwhile transferred the case to the Second Judiciary Circuit Court because it lacks jurisdiction over the matter.Already, the Grand Jury has indicted suspects Emmanuel Jackson and Alvin Sawyer, alias 2.According to the indictment, the defendants unlawfully and with criminal intent did commit crimes of gang rape and murder, the felony of the first degree against the victim, Ma-Ruth Jackson, 17, on January 23. This act, the court said, violates 4LLR, Title 26, Sections 14.70 (b) and 14.1 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.In the indictment, it was reported that on that fateful night, in Pearchuezohn Community in Lower Harlandsville Township, outside Buchanan City, the victim reportedly went in search of her older sister in an area called Secret Hills. Unfortunately, it was in that community where co-defendant Emmanuel Jackson (no relation to the victim) resides.During that night, the indictment indicated, co-defendants Jackson and Alvin Sayweh lured their victim to pass the night with them because it was late for her to go back home and the rain was about to fall; an offer she unwillingly accepted. It was reported that during the night hour, while the girl was fast at sleep, the two defendants reportedly jumped on her and covered her mouth to prevent her from yelling for help, while they sexually assaulted her throughout that night until they were satisfied.But before she died following the incident, she reportedly narrated her overnight ordeal at the hands of her the men who sexually abuse her throughout the night.Meanwhile, the defendants are currently being tried at the Second Judiciary Circuit Court, where the state is being represented by Grand Bassa County Attorney, Samuel K. Jacobs, while the defendants are represented by the County Public Defender, Cllr. Paul P. Jarvan, who is assisted by Cllr. D. Onesimus Banwon of the Blojay Law Chamber.The prosecution and the defense counsel are still producing their respective witnesses. The trial continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
100 per cent of the money raised in Fort St. John will stay in the local athletic community.Donations can be made online, directly to Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 250-271-1819. Any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt. So far, Chadwick has raised $450, which goes towards his minimum goal of $5000, while at a national level $30,000 has been raised towards a goal of $200,000.Locally, plans are still being formed for various fundraisers set to be held at the Fort St. John Canadian Tire, but drop boxes have been set up and are already accepting donations, and a campaign is close to beginning which will sell Jumpstart brand bicycle safety valves, with all the proceeds going to the campaign.Chadwick, who used to ride mountain bikes recreationally, says this ride is a whole different beast, especially with the elevation changes through the Rockies.”I’m excited, but I’d be definitely lying to say I’m not nervous. It’s a pretty substantial distance and not the easiest route either through the Rocky Mountains. The first day it’s a 900 metre elevation gain, the second day is 900 and something metres in elevation gain, and the third day is 700 metres.”Advertisement The Jumpstart program, which is run locally by Danielle Armstrong of Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Fort St. John, was designed to help provide less fortunate children the opportunity to get involved in sports such as hockey, soccer, dance and swimming, but more importantly, helps children develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence.Last year, the local chapter of the campaign raised and donated over $11,000, providing financial assistance for 77 Fort St. John children who otherwise would not be able to participate.This year, Chadwick says he wants to help raise even more money, so he himself, along with fellow Canadian Tire employees, owners and managers, will be taking a hands-on approach.- Advertisement -He says it was because of last year’s success that he felt obligated to raise even more money for local children this year.”I think Jumpstart is a great cause helping kids participate in sports, which really has no negative side to it, its all positive… Last year we substantially increased the amount of money we raised, and I was worried that this year we would have more kids looking for money cause we were able to help so many last year, and may not have the funds available. So this was an excellent opportunity because every dollar I raise stays in Fort St. John.”Close to 40 people will hit the bike on the five day journey consisting of 550 kilometres through Alberta from Hinton to Calgary, travelling through the Rocky Mountains, with the goal of fundraising $200,000 nationally.Advertisement
View Taylor man dies in hot springs near Nakusp in a larger mapMap: This map shows the approximate location of the Halfway Hot Springs near Nakusp, BC **For an update on this story, Click Here- Advertisement -A Taylor man is dead after spending time in some natural hot springs near Nakusp, BC.RCMP were called to an undeveloped location called the Halfway Hot Springs after a 23 year old passed away on Sunday night. The RCMP say the Taylor man stopped breathing after spending a few hours in the hot spring. His friend did perform CPR for 30 minutes, but he could not be revived.The RCMP do not suspect foul play or that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the death, but the coroner’s office will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. According to the local paper Arrow Lakes News, RCMP Cpl. Bryson Hill said the friend of the man had to leave the scene, run to the highway and jump in his vehicle to find help. The friend eventually got into cell range and called an ambulance who relayed the call to the RCMP.Advertisement The man had been traveling around BC and had only been in the Nakusp area for a few days.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAbout 2 million trucks a year pass through the Castaic inspection facility, also called the “scales,” and thousands of tickets written for safety violations account for millions in revenue. But Kappen said more truckers have trod a blocks-long city-street bypass off Interstate 5 in the four years since city engineers removed a sign prohibiting trucks weighing more than 15,000 pounds from doing so. Once the Cross-Valley Connector is complete, truckers will be able to leave the I-5 about 10 miles south of the scales and take the Antelope Valley Freeway to Golden Valley Road. Golden Valley and Newhall Ranch Road comprise the connector, and meet the I-5 just north of the scales, said Dwight McDonald, a commercial enforcement supervisor for the CHP Some truckers now find alternate though less direct routes, he added. CHP spokesman Humberto Jimenez said officers in McDonald’s unit are experts at enforcing laws aimed at commercial vehicles. Reasons for wanting to avoid inspections abound. Many drivers who exceed the number of consecutive hours they may drive scheme to avoid getting caught. “We check the log books … to prevent driver fatigue,” Kappen said. “Driver fatigue is a major cause of truck-involved collisions.” The majority of trucks inspected at the Castaic facility are on long-haul trips, he said. SANTA CLARITA – Northbound truckers, who face inspection by the CHP at its Castaic inspection station, will be able to bypass the stop when the city’s heralded Cross-Valley Connector is completed. The $245 million road will connect the Antelope Valley Freeway to Interstate 5 – allowing big-rig drivers to avoid inspection of their trucks and their log books, which detail mandated breaks. CHP inspectors weed out trucks with faulty brakes and drivers who need more shut-eye. But if the city fails to post signs prohibiting truckers from detouring off the freeway – and skirting the rules – it will cost money and could cost lives, a highway official said. “Our main function is to keep our highways safe,” said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Kappen, a 27-year veteran of the agency. “Doing our part by inspecting these trucks has its impact on that.” Driver fatigue is hard to prove after a crash, so truckers often are cited for driving at unsafe speeds or making unsafe turns, said Officer Michelle Esposito. In the past couple of years, the two main causes of truck-involved collisions were speeding and unsafe lane changes. CHP records show trucks were involved in 456 collisions in the Santa Clarita area in 2005. In the 210 crashes where truck drivers were at fault, 41 involved injuries and one person was killed. This year, 135 crashes involved trucks. In the 60 cases where truck drivers were at fault, one person was killed and seven injured. For some, the penalty for driving too long justifies the risk of avoiding it. Truckers can be sidelined for 10 hours, fined $500 and ordered to face a judge. Other common violations include exceeding the maximum allowed weight, having faulty brakes, not being properly licensed or driving with a suspended license. Cargo cannot be stored at the Castaic facility, so drivers cited for overweight loads face the burdensome task of summoning other trucks to carry the excess weight. The consequences of driving with poorly maintained brakes can be more troublesome. “A car can stop faster than an 80,000-pound truck,” said McDonald.- Heavy or shifting loads that are not properly secured pose an added risk. cSD email@example.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Rory Kavanagh swaps GAA for American football this weekendDONEGAL’S elite GAA footballers are spending today preparing for National League action against Derry in Ballybofey tonight.But former county star Rory Kavanagh is preparing for action of a different kind and is planning to have a bowl – a Super Bowl!He’s inviting people from across Donegal to join him tomorrow evening for a chance to win €1,000 in prizes and watch American Football’s showpiece on big screens at O’Donnell Park The Seattle Seahawks are bidding for back to back Super Bowl victories as they go head to head with 3 time NFL Champions The New England Patriots.Will QB Russell Wilson lead the Seahawks to victory or will The Comeback Kid Tom Brady lead the Patriots to another victory At SuperBowl XLIX?Rory and veteran John Haran are behind the night’s craic at St Eunan’s club house.Hot Dogs, Buffalo wings, Chilli Beef & Nachos…and cold beers will be on offer. There will also be a Special Super Bowl Beer promotion on the Night.They are also running two games of Super Bowl Squares and there are a Limited number boxes still available and can be secured for either the €10 or €20 game.There are prizes at the end of each quarter and they are, as follows for the €10 Game of Super Bowl Squares:First quarter – 6-month gym membership at the Mount Errigal HotelHalf time – €150 cash prize 3rd quarter- meal voucher for the Yellow Pepper and a €20 M&S VoucherFull time – €350 cash prize + bottle of Cava and winners T shirtThe €20 Game of Super Bowl is a Cash Game and the prizes are:1st Quarter: €100 HT: €1003rd Quarter: €100FT: €700There will also be a halftime raffle which includes vouchers for:Brian McCormick Sports (€50)Stateside Restaurant (€25)Edge Hair SalonPeadar Jims Outside Maintenance (€100 voucher)There will also be spot prizes on the night kindly sponsored.The craic starts at 10pm….with throw-in (sorry kick off) at 11.30pm!REVEALED: HOW RORY KAVANAGH IS HAVING A ‘SUPER BOWL’ AFTER QUITTING COUNTY TEAM was last modified: January 31st, 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:american footbaAmerican FootballGAARory Kavanaghsocial clubSportsSt Eunan’s GAA clubSuper Bowl
Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon has been nothing short of sensational this season.The 18-year-old has been central to Fulham’s late charge towards promotion to the Premier League, scoring 16 goals in an incredible season for him.Some have even suggested Sessegnon should be in England’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup.And he strengthened these arguments in the Championship play-off final when he supplied a brilliant assist for Tom Cairney in their play-off final victory against Aston Villa.Sessegnon produced a defence-splitting pass to give the Cottagers a 1-0 lead in what turned out to be the winning goal in the game. The wonderkid has inevitably been linked with a move away from Fulham and his latest performance has led to many fans from the Premier League’s top clubs to make a move for Sessegnon.One Manchester United fan on Twitter claimed Sessegnon would be an ideal replacement for out-of-favour full-back Luke Shaw.Scroll down for some more tweets from Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham fans heaping praise on Sessegnon. 1 Sessegnon’s supplied the assist which put Fulham in the Premier League
Manchester United have been told they can sign Bayen Munich and Germany centre-back Jerome Boateng this summer – if they pay up £50million.Bayern have named their price for the 29-year-old defender, who is on Jose Mourinho’s radar as he seeks to shore up his back-four this summer. It is claimed United have EIGHT top central defenders on their shortlist, with Boateng one of their top targets.But, according to the Manchester Evening News, it will cost the Red Devils £50million to bring the experienced German to Old Trafford.That’s significantly cheaper than another of their defensive targets – Toby Alderweireld. Could former Manchester City defender Boateng become a United player this summer? 2 Toby Alderweireld is reportedly in talks about joining Manchester United 2 The Belgian looks set to leave Tottenham this summer, with Mourinho a big admirer, but Spurs, always keen to drive a hard bargain, are reportedly determined to sell him for around £70m.United’s list is reported to also feature Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly , Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez, Arsenal target Caglar Soyuncu, AC Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli and Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar.
A Donegal garda suffered hand injuries when he prevented an armed robbery in Dublin, it was revealed today.Buncrana-based Garda Peter McDermott was in the capital helping to protect Britain’s Queen Elizabeth last week.And while he was off duty last Thursday evening, he tackled two men — one armed with a knife and the other with a screwdriver — at a petrol station on the Naas Road in Clondalkin. He walked into the shop when the armed raiders struck and tried to take a cash register from the counter.The robbers then pulled a cash register from the counter and were trying to escape when Garda McDermott tackled them.During the struggle Garda McDermott received wounds to his hands and was later treated at Tallaght Hospital. The robbers fled the scene empty-handed.Garda McDermott is no stranger to heroics. In August 2003, he and a female garda colleague helped a mum deliver her baby in the back of a car near Burnfoot.And in June 2007, Garda McDermott was involved in a terrifying incident when he was dragged along the road by a car.A man was later sentenced for reckless endangerment in relation to that offence.REVEALED: HERO GARDA STABBED TACKLING PETROL STATION ROBBERS was last modified: May 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
18 July 2006South Africa’s Public Investment Commission (PIC) is to create a continent-wide 25-year equity fund to mobilise local and international investment for infrastructure development in Africa.The PIC, which includes the Government Employees Pension Fund, has around R600-billion in assets under management, making it the largest fund management initiative in South Africa and one which “compares favourably with the rest of the world,” Finance Minister Trevor Manuel told journalists in Cape Town in June.PIC chief executive Brian Molefe, speaking at the same media briefing, said the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund would target pension funds from across continent, and had already set up an office and put together a team with an eye to raising around US$1-billion from Africa by the end of 2006/07.“Then we will go to the international investor community to mobilise another two to three billion [dollars],” Molefe said.Manuel said the fund would initially focus on transport, energy, water and sanitation, and telecommunications infrastructure investments. “It will focus on projects that can contribute to the regional integration of the continent and that will have regional impact,” the finance minister said.Molefe said the infrastructure backlog on the continent had been estimated at around $120-billion US, “and it is clearly right that Africans should engage the challenge.”Rural, township property developmentMolefe also announced that the PIC would spend around R1-billion on property development – mostly in shopping centres in South Africa’s townships and rural areas – over the next three years.He said the PIC’s “Project Rural” would merge its Community Property Fund with Government Employees Pension Fund retail properties to create a vehicle – which already owns property valued at around R1-billion – that would be “at the forefront of township and rural developments and has projects in the pipeline which will double the size of the fund over the next three years.”SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material