Points standing

first_imgPoints standingP W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Man City 8 6 0 2 19 7 12 182. Arsenal 8 5 1 2 13 7 6 163. Man United 8 5 1 2 12 8 4 164. Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 11 7 4 155. Leicester 8 4 3 1 17 15 2 156. West Ham 8 4 2 2 17 11 6 147. Everton 8 3 4 1 12 8 4 138. Tottenham 8 3 4 1 11 7 4 139. Southampton 8 3 3 2 13 10 3 1210. Liverpool 8 3 3 2 8 10 -2 1211. Swansea City 8 2 4 2 10 10 0 1012. Watford 8 2 4 2 6 7 -1 1013. Norwich City 8 2 3 3 12 14 -2 914. Stoke City 8 2 3 3 8 10 -2 915. Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 10 12 -2 816. Chelsea 8 2 2 4 12 17 -5 817. West Brom 8 2 2 4 6 11 -5 818. Aston Villa 8 1 1 6 8 13 -5 419. Sunderland 8 0 3 5 8 18 -10 320. Newcastle 8 0 3 5 6 17 -11 3last_img

Govt moving forward with proposed regional flags, renaming of regions

first_imgDespite the challenges in some quarters, the Government said it will be moving forward with the proposed regional flags and renaming of regions.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan on Monday told media operatives that Government is behind on its expectations in this regard. This, he reiterated, is due to the unwillingness of most of the Regional Democratic Councils (RDC’s) to participate in what he said is leeway for democracy in Guyana.“It is unfortunate that the elected leaders in those regions seem not to understand the importance of this initiative, which is greater levels of people’s empowerment and deepening of people’s empowerment and the deepening of Guyana’sThe proposed regional flagsdemocracy.”Minister Bulkan said some regional leaders still seem “imbued” with the political principle and philosophy of “rule from the centre,” where the Central Government is the organ that makes decisions alone.“We will pick up the pieces in 2019. The outcome of consultations is the determination of the Administration to proceed with the initiative, having given the leadership ample opportunity to come on board. We will not allow the agenda to beCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkanhijacked by unwilling elements,” the Minister said.In keeping with a principle of decentralisation and regional and local empowerment, the Administration had signalled to the RDCs that among desirables to be promoted are regional identity and pride.Residents have been given the opportunity to make a determination on whether they would like to retain the existing names of their regions or if they would like to adopt new names. The residents would also make a determination on flags and other emblems for the regions.last_img read more

Fort Hotel Finally Torn Down

first_img – Advertisement -Almost three years after construction stopped on the Fort Hotel renovations, the historical building finally met the demo team today – Crews were onsite all day tearing down the majority of the structure in downtown Fort St. John.Crews expect to have the majority of the building knocked down today.  Local Historian and City Councilor Larry Evans says this hotel has been a big part of Fort St. John’s history.[asset|aid=685|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=moosefm_news-20081130T1439.mp3]Do you have memories of the Fort? Thoughts on its’ demise? Post them below as a comment.  Plus if you have pictures from todays demo or pictures from the past send them to contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comPhoto:  This photo from the Royal BC Museum shows the Fort Hotel in the 1930’sAdvertisementlast_img read more

Bishop grilled on abuse claims

first_imgSAN DIEGO (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego endured more than six hours of tense questioning Friday from people who claim they were sexually abused by priests. Bishop Robert H. Brom sat silently as seven men and women who have sued the diocese, along with attorneys representing more than 140 plaintiffs, grilled him on subjects ranging from the accuracy of the diocese’s asset disclosures to responsiveness to abuse claims. The first plaintiff called to face Brom broke down in tears and invoked the name of God to make him answer to claims of abuse she said a priest inflicted on her as a girl. The bishop softly refused to answer. “How can you not respond? How in the name of God can you not?” said Diana Williams, her voice rising to a shout as she demanded an apology for a rape she says she suffered at a Catholic orphanage. “I’m here after I lost my faith, my virginity, my innocence,” Williams tearfully told the bishop, after explaining that the church had cut off payments for her therapy for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. “I’m asking if you will make good on your promise … Will you reinstate my therapy?” “I can’t respond in this context,” Brom said. “I will be happy to visit with you.” Brom said repeatedly that he decided to file for bankruptcy to move ahead with compensating victims while protecting the resources the diocese needs for education and pastoral work. “We’re prepared to do the best that we can,” Brom told a man who said he was abused. “We have concluded that we believe, and it’s sincere, that the process we’re going through will be our best way of responding.” Brom testified as part of a hearing designed to give the diocese’s creditors the chance to ask about church finances amid accusations that the diocese is shielding assets in bankruptcy proceedings. One woman, identified only by her court alias Jane Roe, challenged the completeness of a list of 38 accused priests released last month by the diocese in a move the bishop described as a step toward reconciliation. She said she was abused as a 9-year-old by a priest whose name was not on the list. “I just want to know what it takes to get someone identified as a child sexual abuser publicly,” the woman said. Brom said only priests who were accused by more than one person were included on the list. About 50 people, including some who have sued the diocese on claims they were sexually abused by priests, came to the hearing, which began with a sometimes testy exchange between the bishop and a federal trustee supervising the proceedings. U.S. trustee Steven Katzman grew impatient when asking Brom about properties and other assets listed in court filings. “Just answer the question,” Katzman said at one point. Brom, dressed in his collar, replied in a calm voice throughout, frequently telling Katzman that he needed to refer to his staff for answers to the questions. Attorneys representing victims of alleged abuse have repeatedly accused the diocese of undervaluing its holdings and of shifting assets to parishes in an effortto reduce the total amount available for any eventual settlement. Brom had not appeared in court since the diocese filed for bankruptcy protection in February, just hours before the first civil trial was slated to begin in San Diego Superior Court. Last month, the diocese proposed a $95 million settlement for sex-abuse victims that would pay plaintiffs between $10,000 and $800,000 each. An additional $3 million fund would be established to resolve claims that have not yet been filed. Plaintiff attorneys are seeking a settlement of about $200 million. 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

Conte blasts Chelsea after Roma Champions League rout

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (L) fights for the ball with Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy during their UEFA Champions League Group C second leg match, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on October 31, 2017 © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEROME, Italy, Nov 1 – Antonio Conte blasted Chelsea’s lack of hunger after becoming the first English club to lose in the Champions League this season with a ruthless 3-0 rout by AS Roma.Conte lamented that the English champions — who would have advanced to the last 16 with a win — “lacked everything” after a match where they went a goal down after 38 seconds, the first of a Stephan El Shaarawy double. El Shaarawy made it 2-0 after 36 minutes when ex-Roma defender Antonio Rudiger failed to control Radja Nainggolan’s long ball forward. Argentine Diego Perotti scored the third midway through the second half, before missing a chance for a fourth.“Roma proved to have more hunger, more desire, more will to fight and to beat us. We lacked everything,” complained Conte.“If we think because our name is Chelsea the opponent is fearful, this is not the right way. We must have a great desire in every game.”Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte reacts during their UEFA Champions League Group C second leg match against AS Roma, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on October 31, 2017 © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIThe former Italy and Juventus boss took over Chelsea in 2016, winning the Premier League title in his first season. But this campaign they are trailing nine points behind leaders Manchester City.“What I am most disappointed about is the performance in the second half. I believe in the first half we played well,” he continued.“We then created many chances but we weren’t clinical or ruthless enough to convert them.“There is great disappointment for our second half, because I didn’t see positive things, it was really bad for a team like us.”– Hunger missing –Chelsea can still qualify from Group C as Atletico Madrid were held 1-1 by Qarabag in Madrid.Chelsea’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois fails to stop a goal by Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy during their UEFA Champions League Group C second leg match, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on October 31, 2017 © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIConte’s side are four points above third-placed Atletico and can go through with a win in their next game in Azerbaijan on November 22.“We must find the hunger we showed all of last season, and sometimes this season. But this season has been up and down. We need to find consistency,” added the Italian, who had expressed his optimism before Tuesday’s game as players were starting to return from injury.And in a group where they were considered outsiders, Roma are now leaders with two games to go, a point ahead of Chelsea, and five ahead of the Spaniards.A draw in their next game against Atletico would see Eusebio Di Francesco’s side through to the knockout round in his first season at the club he played for during his footballing career.The Serie A runners-up have proven solid if uninspirational in the Italian league this season coming off three straight 1-0 victories as they sit fifth.But against Chelsea they have let it rip, following on from a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago.On front of an ecstatic 55,000 crowd at the Stadio Olympico El Shaarawy got the Roma party going.But despite the perfect start Roma did not have it all their own way as three early chances fell to Eden Hazard who was by far the most dangerous Chelsea player.The visitors had two more opportunities before the break from Marcos Alonso and Tiemoue Bakayoko after the hosts had already pulled clear.Di Francesco hailed an impressive team performance.“We’ve shown that we’re an improving side. We mustn’t stop now, though. We have to push on from here.“We need to take this spirit with us in all competitions across the campaign — and if we do I am convinced we can achieve something important.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for Fort Nelson

first_imgFurther details on the warning can be found on Environment Canada’s website. According to Environment Canada, 10 cm of snow will fall over northern sections of the Fort Nelson region, particularly near the Northwest Territories border on Tuesday as a low-pressure system crosses the area. Snow will begin Tuesday morning and intensify in the afternoon. The heavy snow will ease Tuesday evening as the low moves into Alberta. For up-to-date road conditions, you can visit drivebc.ca.Advertisementcenter_img – Advertisement -Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. FORT NELSON, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Fort Nelson.last_img

Pochettino admits ‘reality’ check for struggling Spurs

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is struggling to turn his team’s fortunes around © AFP/File / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1 – Tottenham’s alarming loss of form threatens to take the gloss off the long-anticipated opening of their flashy new stadium as they contemplate a season without Champions League football.Mauricio Pochettino’s side stayed in touch with Liverpool and Manchester City for two-thirds of the season — as recently as February 2, Spurs were in second place in the Premier League. But they are now 16 points adrift of City and 18 behind Liverpool and a single point separates them from Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for the final two Champions League qualification spots.“It’s a little bit of a shame that we’re not there fighting as well,” admitted Pochettino after Tottenham’s defeat at Liverpool on Sunday, courtesy of an own goal from Toby Alderweireld.“We were but in the last few weeks we have started to find our reality, our place.”Despite their recent run of bad results, Spurs under Pochettino have punched above their weight, without a single signing in the past 15 months and a wage bill that amounts to a fraction of their top-six rivals.Pochettino was keen to stress that point, calling his players “heroes” for coping with the demands of a stretched squad, which has had to cope with the impact of fatigue on eight World Cup semi-finalists, and the disruption of playing at Wembley while waiting for their new stadium to be ready.Tottenham will host Crystal Palace in the first Premier League match in their new stadium © AFP/File / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS“When someone wants to give an opinion about the team or the club, always you need to put in the circumstances. Not only to judge Tottenham because you see them play or their position in the table,” added Pochettino.“After nearly two years of playing at Wembley. Moving from one stadium to another, now moving again. I think my players are heroes and deserve a lot of credit.”Spurs will finally play their first match at their new 62,000-capacity ground against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.– Champions League riches –They are into the Champions League quarter-finals for just the third time in their history, where they will face Manchester City, with the new stadium designed to solidify their position among Europe’s elite and ensure they can compete financially in the future.Much of that, though, depends on the revenue from the Champions League football they have become used to under Pochettino.Despite a fourth defeat in five Premier League games, there were also green shoots of recovery for the Argentine to hold onto at Anfield.But for Moussa Sissoko’s glaring miss five minutes from time and Hugo Lloris’s latest calamitous error in goal, Spurs should have become the first side to beat Liverpool on home soil for nearly two years in the Premier League.Tottenham’s position in the battle for a top-four finish is now a precarious one. They could even find themselves down in fifth place by kick-off on Wednesday should Arsenal and Manchester United both avoid defeat in their games before then.However, five of their remaining seven Premier League games will be at their new home and against meek opposition in Huddersfield, Brighton, West Ham and Everton after Palace’s visit.“We need to forget everything and be focused that we have ahead a mini-league that starts on Wednesday in our new stadium and that must be a big boost for everyone,” added Pochettino.“It’s in our hands to be in the top four.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Roma ready to rival Man City for Klopp?

first_img Jurgen Klopp 1 Roma are determined to beat Manchester City to the appointment of Jurgen Klopp, according to reports in Italy.The German announced on Wednesday that he will leave Borussia Dortmund, who he has been in charge of since 2008, at the end of the season.Manchester City have been touted as a possible destination for the 47-year-old as doubts grow over the future of Manuel Pellegrini.However, according to Tuttosport, they could face a fight with Roma, who are eyeing up Klopp as they consider the position of their manager.Current boss Rudi Garcia has come under intense pressure after crashing out of the Champions League in the group stages.The Frenchman has also seen his Roma side drop below fierce rivals Lazio in the Serie A table and fans have begun to question his position.The Roma board are now reportedly looking at Klopp as a potential replacement for the 51-year-old.last_img read more

Oldham sign MK Dons youngster Giorgio Rasulo on loan until January

first_img1 MK Dons teenager Giorgio Rasulo has joined Oldham on loan for a month.The midfielder made his debut for the club at the age of just 15 in 2012 but has made only seven first-team appearances for the Dons since then.Having spent time on loan at Oxford and Aldershot last season, Rasulo will now spend another spell away from the club.The 18-year-old has agreed to join League One Oldham on a deal up to and including the side’s clash with Colchester on January 2. Giorgio Rasulo last_img

RECEPTION TO BE HELD FOR 81 YEAR-OLD ROSSES ATHLETE WHO WON GOLD

first_imgThere will be a reception held for Rosses AC athlete Pat Ward tonight at 8pm in Central Park Keadue.There will be a reception tonight for Pat Ward, the 81 year-old Rosses AC athlete who won Gold in the Senior category at the National Championships in Tullamore on Sunday. A reception for Pat will be held tonight at 8pm in Central Park, home of Keadue Rovers FC.Pat had a distinguished playing career for Keadue Rovers and a large crowd are expected to attend tonight’s reception in recognition of Pat’s wonderful achievement. Members of Rosses AC have organised the event to celebrate Pat’s wonderful achievements, who proved that age is no barrier when he took home Gold in the 100m and Silver in the 200m.The Keadue Band will also be in attendance at the reception tonight. RECEPTION TO BE HELD FOR 81 YEAR-OLD ROSSES ATHLETE WHO WON GOLD was last modified: August 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more