EPL: Spurs eye sixth spot finish

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Venue: Selhurst Park Kick off: 4PMTottenham Hotspur will be looking to snatch sixth position from Wolverhampton Wanderers when they finish their 2019-20 Premier League campaign away to struggling Crystal Palace this afternoon. Spurs are currently seventh in the table, one point behind sixth-placed Wolves, while Palace have slipped into 14th following a run of seven straight defeats.Palace’s form since beating Bournemouth on June 20 has been incredibly disappointing, losing each of their last seven in the Premier League to go from top-half challengers to a side occupying 14th spot in the table.The Eagles cannot finish lower than 14th regardless of what happens on Sunday, but they could take 13th away from Newcastle United depending on what occurs on the final weekend, with the Magpies taking on Liverpool.Roy Hodgson’s side have lost each of their last three league games at Selhurst Park to Burnley, Chelsea and Manchester United, and it would be fair to say that their performance levels have seriously dipped since reaching 40 points, which will have disappointed their supporters.It promises to be an interesting summer transfer window for the club as Hodgson has recently spoken of his desire to sign a new striker, with the London outfit once again struggling for goals, netting just 30 times in the league, which is the second worst record behind already-relegated Norwich City. Spurs, on the other hand, will enter this weekend’s match in impressive form, having won each of their last three in the Premier League.Jose Mourinho’s side lost at Sheffield United on July 2 but have won four and drawn one of their five matches since, including victories over Arsenal and Leicester City in two of their last three during a strong run of form.There is no question that Mourinho will be keen to boost his squad this summer, but there have been plenty of positive signs in recent games, and a spot in next season’s Europa League could be on the cards.Spurs are guaranteed to finish at least seventh in the league, which would bring a Europa League place for the 2020-21 campaign providing that Chelsea win the FA Cup.As mentioned, though, the capital side are only a point behind sixth-placed Wolves, who go to Chelsea on Sunday, and claiming sixth would be a success for Spurs considering their problems during the season. Palace possible XI: Guaita, Ward, Dann, Kelly, Mitchell, Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Zaha, Ayew. Tottenham possible XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Lo Celso, Sissoko, Son, Alli, Lucas, Kane.Tags: Crystal PalaceJose MourinhoTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Key West to allow residents restricted access to parks and beaches

first_imgOfficials in Key West, Florida have reopened all beaches and parks to residents with some restrictions.Beginning Monday April 27th,  Key West residents will be able to take walks and exercise at parks and beaches while still practicing social distancing.“We hope that by easing some restrictions on public spaces our residents  can enjoy the natural environment Key West has to offer,” City Manager Greg Veliz said.While the parks and beaches will be reopened, playgrounds and water features will still remain off limits to the public.The city says their next step will be to open up some nonessential businesses but that timeline will be entirely based on Florida’s stay-at-home order being lifted.last_img read more

Stone cold stunner: Wisconsin’s offense disappears, NCAA run ends in 61-54 loss

first_imgNEW ORLEANS (AP) – Matt Howard and Butler are starting to make this look a little bit easier.After narrowly surviving its first two NCAA tournament games by margins of two points or less, Butler led by 20 points before holding on for a 61-54 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night.Now the Bulldogs are a win away from their second straight Final Four appearance.Howard had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Shelvin Mack scored 13 points and Shawn Vanzant 10 for the eighth-seeded Bulldogs (26-9), who upset top-seeded Pittsburgh by one point in the second round and now have knocked off another higher seed in fourth-seeded Wisconsin.The victory sent Butler into the Southeast regional final, where the Bulldogs meet second-seeded Florida (29-7) on Saturday for a trip to the Final Four.Jordan Taylor scored 22 for Wisconsin (25-9), which shot 30.4 percent (17 of 56). Jon Leuer, normally one of the Badgers’ top offensive forces with 18.7 points per game coming in, was 1 of 12 shooting and finished with three points.Butler was the aggressor from the outset, using quickness and heady play to counter Wisconsin’s size advantage. The Bulldogs took a 6-5 lead on Vanzant’s 3 from the corner and never trailed again in the first half.While the Bulldogs shot 50 percent (12 of 24) in the opening 20 minutes, their defense was equally impressive. Wisconsin came in averaging only 7.5 turnovers per game, but had eight in the first half alone. Taylor, who entered the contest with the nation’s best assist-to-turnover ratio at 4.18, had one assist and two turnovers to that point.The Badgers’ shooting woes only made matters worse. They missed 15 of their first 23 shots. They also uncharacteristically missed four of their first eight free throws after coming in with nation’s best .823 free throw percentage.Wisconsin wound up with 11 turnovers for the game and went 13 of 19 (68.4 percent) from the foul line.Butler began to gradually pull away when Smith scored inside and Chase Stigall turned a steal into a transition 3 to make it 23-16.The Bulldogs later scored the final four points of the first half on Smith’s free throw and Howard’s second 3 in as many tries, giving Butler a 33-24 lead heading into the locker room.Butler then scored the first nine points of the second half, with Mack scoring five during the spurt, to open up a 42-24 lead.Soon after, Howard hit one of his three 3s and Andrew Smith added a layup to make it 47-27 with 11:32 to go.Wisconsin made one last push when Mike Bruesewitz hit a driving layup with 3:21 to go. That sparked a 9-0 run that was capped by Taylor’s 3, pulling Wisconsin to 53-49 with 1:38 left.No stranger to late-game pressure, Butler maintained its composure. Mack came off a screen and drained a jumper from near the foul line, then Vanzant added a free throw to make it 56-49.Taylor hit one last 3 with 34 seconds left to make it 56-52, but Butler made the free throws it need to put the game away.last_img read more

Living Legend series with Ras Morgan premieres on Amazon Prime

first_imgNew York, NY January 3, 2019— Aflik TV is one of the largest digital distributors of videos on demand (VOD) bringing us Nollywood movies and other African inspired content. Most recently, Aflik TV produced Living Legend an original series on Amazon Prime, with Ras Denroy Morgan. This series will provide an inside look into one of Jamaica’s legends, musician and producer. The series was created and directed by Akeju.Living Legend: Denroy Morgan aired on January 3 and took an intimate look into the life of Ras Denroy Morgan. Ras Denroy Morgan discussed his journey to becoming a musician and producer, his current projects and his spiritual activism including the decriminalization of the herb. Ras Denroy Morgan was born in Clarendon, Jamaica and has been in the entertainment industry for many years. He started as a musician, then producer and manager; he still maintains these roles. He is also a spiritual activist and shares his spiritual growth. Morgan is a versatile musician some of his hit songs are, “I’ll do Anything for You”, “Sweet Tender Love”, “Africa is Calling”, to name a few. He is the father of Grammy award winning reggae band, Morgan Heritage also known as the “Royal family of reggae”. During his interview he talked about the R & B dance song “I’ll do Anything for You” and how that came about. He also touched on the inspiration for “Africa is Calling”.Morgan said, “Something is always going on in humanity to cause sufferation of our people. Africa is always calling…We have something to offer.” He shared some many other interesting messages in his interview.Akeju, President and CEO of Aflik TV stated, “We want to highlight some of our other work outside of Nollywood movies. We created the Living Legend series; there are some many trailblazers I wanted to create a series to highlight  them. Ras Morgan was selected because of his versatility and he promotes peace, love and family.” This Living Legend series with Ras Morgan was a collaboration with Kofi Bannerman, President of Restless Media. The Aflik TV team is looking forward to future collaborations.About Aflik TVThe company has over 5,000 movies in distribution and over 10,000 in its portfolio. They are one of the largest producers and distributors of Nollywood movies and TV shows. You can view their content on several major video stream platforms such as Amazon, Netflix, itunes, Hulu, and Vudu.last_img read more

Wellington Heat opens 2014 campaign Friday at Sellers Park

first_img06/15/147:05 PM@ Hays Larks 07/20/147:05 PM@ Liberal Bee Jays The draft While the goal for these young players is to sign with a Major League baseball team, it always causes the Heat to have to adjust. Last year the Heat had four players drafted. Twyman said possibly nine players could get drafted this year during the first week of June.The big prospect currently on the Heat roster is Brad Wieck, who may never don on a Heat uniform. That’s because the Oklahoma City University pitcher has been noticed by the New York Mets which the owner came out to visit. Don’t look for him to stay on the roster long.Twyman checked off these players who have draft potential: Piazza, Jake Howard, Luke Doyle, Casey Thomas, Siple, Rocha, Shaw, Jordan Watson and Wieck.“But again we have enough depth to recover quite nicely,” Twyman said. 06/13/147:05 PM@ Hays Larks 06/22/147:05 PMLiberal Bee Jays 06/05/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncos 07/28/1412:00 PM 06/28/147:05 PMDodge City Athletics 07/29/147:05 PM 06/26/147:05 PM@ Derby Twins 06/06/147:05 PM@ Dodge City Athletics 07/08/147:05 PMValley Center Diamond Dawgs The scheduleFans can pick up free tickets at the following location.Friday, May 30 vs. Denver Cougars – Bank of Commerce;Saturday, May 31 vs. Denver Cougars – Impact Bank;Sunday, June 1 vs. Kansas Cannons – City of Wellington at the gate.Monday, June 2, vs. Diamond Dawgs, Courtesy of Ark Valley Distributing/Budweiser at the gate.Tuesday, June 3, vs. Denver Cougars – Barefoot Jerry’s.Thursday, June 5 vs. El Dorado Broncos – Reedy Ford at the game.The full schedule is as follows. 06/14/147:05 PM@ Hays Larks 07/01/147:05 PM@ El Dorado Broncos Wellington Heat Players recently held an autograph session for fans at Reedy Ford in Arkansas City.Follow us on Twitter. 07/13/147:05 PMHays Larks 07/15/147:05 PMHays Larks 07/26/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 06/29/147:05 PMDodge City Athletics 06/03/147:05 PMDenver Cougars 07/23/147:05 PMDerby Twins 06/09/147:05 PMTulsa Braves 07/18/147:05 PM@ Liberal Bee Jays 06/27/147:05 PMDodge City Athletics 06/12/147:05 PMDerby Twins 07/25/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 06/19/147:05 PM@ El Dorado Broncoscenter_img 06/30/147:05 PMKansas Cougars 06/18/147:05 PMNewton Rebels 07/30/147:05 PM 07/03/147:05 PMKansas Cannons 07/04/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncos 06/08/147:05 PM@ Dodge City Athletics 07/05/147:05 PM@ Derby Twins The playersWellington’s roster is stacked.“We have the best pitching in the country,” Twyman said of his NBC team. “Our outfield is the best in the country. It is crazy good.”Twyman said last year Aaron Siple, a returning starter from the University of New Mexico, was without a doubt the best player in the outfield for the Heat.“This year we have three other players who are as good as he is,” Twyman said. “Our coaches, our players, just look at one another and marvel just what kind of talent we have in the outfield.”Kirk Rocha, a fan favorite according to a poll on the Wellington Heat website http://www.wellingtonheat.com/, comes from Tabor College having hit .480 last season for the Bluejays.He will be joined by A.J. Shaw of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and David Walker of Grand Canyon University.Heat infielders will include returning first baseman Piazza from Regis University; Luke Doyle of Yavapai College and Rowdy Andrews of Eckerd College.Twyman has a roster of 18 pitchers including 12 starters. Two of those are Major League prospects. Jacob Doyle will open the season tomorrow night against the Cougars. 06/25/147:05 PM@ El Dorado Broncos 06/23/147:05 PM@ Kansas Cougars 06/07/147:05 PM@ Dodge City Athletics 06/21/147:05 PMLiberal Bee Jays 07/14/147:05 PMHays Larks Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down Steve · 323 weeks ago This team is also dedicated to the community, they came out to the cemetery on Memorial Day and helped take down the flags right along side Wellington residents. Wellington get out and show your support for these guys, most of them are a long way from home let’s make them feel welcome. Wellington Heat thanks again for your help on Monday!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down WHS Fan · 323 weeks ago Don’t forget that Ryan Jenkins is playing for them and he is a home town kid. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Juanita Avalos · 323 weeks ago The time and teams the Heat plays is Great, now if only we had the DATES! That would be super!!!! and HELPFUL!!! Report Reply 1 reply · active 323 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 323 weeks ago Thanks Juanita for informing that to me. I have them on. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 07/06/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Rick Twyman, Wellington Heat coach/owner, has a projection that will raise a few eyebrows.“I think we have the potential of being much better than we were last year,” Twyman said.That’s some heady stuff considering the Wellington Heat were finalists in the 2013 World Series only losing to the Seattle Studs 5-1 in the championship game.Wellington will have 12 returning players from the year before including four who started in the finals- including the team’s leading hitter Tony Piazza.“And we have some outstanding recruits coming in,” Twyman said. “Last year, we were hit pretty hard with the Major League Draft, and it took us a long time to put the pieces together. This year we will be hit hard by the draft again, but we have the pieces already in place to keep going.”The Heat will be embarking on its second season at Sellers Park Friday night when the Denver Cougars come to town at 7:05 p.m. for opening night. Get your free ticket at Bank of Commerce.The Heat will start the season with a six-game home stand before starting the Jayhawk League schedule with a trip out to see the Dodge City A’s.Is there anyone in the Jayhawk League who scares the Heat?“No,” Twyman shakes his head.Is there anyone the Heat coaching staff circles on the schedule?“Not really,” Twyman said. “We have had an intense rivalry with the Hays Larks in the past. I think that will be our big games.” 06/20/147:05 PMLiberal Bee Jays 06/10/147:05 PM@ Derby Twins 07/09/147:05 PMDerby Twins 07/10/1412:00 AM@ Kansas Cannons 06/24/147:05 PMDerby Twins 06/17/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncos 07/07/147:05 PM@ El Dorado Broncos 07/02/147:05 PM@ Derby Twins 07/19/147:05 PM@ Liberal Bee Jays 07/16/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncoslast_img read more

Springtime means Iowans need to poison-proof their homes for the warm weather

first_imgSIOUX CITY — With the arrival of spring and warmer weather also comes the arrival of new risks and temptations for young ones in our homes, garages and yards.Tammy Noble, a registered nurse and spokeswoman for the Iowa Poison Control Center, says this is National Poison Prevention Week and Iowans need to do a little scouting to ensure their homes are safe for the seasons ahead.  “This is the week that we really try to focus on things that we can do to prevent poisonings,” Noble says. “This isn’t just for families with young children. This is also for adults, because sometimes adults make mistakes, too, and a lot of those errors are things that could be preventable.”During the winter months, Noble says the experts at the hotline get a lot of calls about things like carbon monoxide poisoning, or the accidental consumption of anti-freeze or ice melt pellets. “During spring, we start getting a lot of calls about lawn chemicals, about bugs and bug spray and as we start getting into the sunnier times, which everybody can’t wait for, with that sun comes things like sunscreen calls.”During 2018, Iowans placed nearly 30,000 calls to the Sioux City-based Poison Control Center. That’s down slightly from the previous year, as Noble says so many of us are carrying around easy access to the internet in our pockets. “People are starting to use their handheld resource a lot more,” Nobel says. “People are Googling answers a lot but we always recommend, just call the Poison Center, we’ll answer your question, you’ll know yes-or-no whether it’s a problem. We’ll tell you if you need to go to the hospital. We’ll even give you some help if it’s stuff you can take care of at home.”The call is free and experts are available around-the-clock at 800-222-1222. Their website is http://www.iowapoison.org/last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_img And lastly, the good old flasher/hoochie combo has been catching mostly Bull Trout, but still manage a few Rainbows on these also.  Favorite depths have been 75 feet, 100 feet, and 120 feet. We did have some great days with over 10 fish to the boat.  It just seems like the fish put on their ‘feed bags’ every once in a while.  So, you just have to be out there. December saw similar fishing to the previous months.  However, the last couple weeks have produced some big fish for us.  So, hopefully the winter feeding will continue. Rainbows up to 17 Lbs and Bull Trout up to 12 Lbs have been caught lately.  Even a few bigger fish have been hooked, but seem to break the line or spit the hook. We’re also preparing for the Family Day weekend fishing derby coming up in February.  Lots of great prizes this year. ($30,000 worth)  Should be a fun weekend — Feb. 8-10  at www.ctrcanadaderby.comNote:  Reel Adventures Charters do have boats available for this derby still, as well as tickets for the derby if anyone is interested.  What are they biting on?? Looking forward to January’s fishing, as this is usually the month of our biggest fish of the year. We had some slower days with only a couple fish coming to the boat, however on a few of those slow days the couple fish we caught just happened to be the biggest fish of the week.  So, we were rewarded for our patience. Tight lines…………………………  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Charters Nelson B.C 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com The bite has been inconsistent, so we have been going through the tackle box each day. Just have to put your time in. But, when the bite has been on, we have been catching on:  bucktail flies favorite colors are lucky numbers 201, 210, 214, 215, and 228.  Also, Lyman plugs have been working both on the surface and on the downriggers.  Lucky Lymans have been #10, 16, 55, 69, and 100. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures ChartersHe’s back . . . and ready to ring in the New Year with some “take it to the bank” tips on fishing on Kootenay Lake. That’s Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters with all the information to land the big one.Kootenay Lake: That pretty much covers the tackle box. Bill Norman lures have also been dragged lately.  Time to slow down your presentation with these lures, but sometimes that’s what the fish want.  This is important as the water temperature gets colder.last_img read more

The Benefits of Music

first_imgWhile many of us like to listen to our favorite music from Afro Pop to gospel for relaxation and spiritual purposes, there is another element to it. This side is the positive effect and the benefit music provides to the human body.Music does not only influence each person’s mind differently, but helps reduce the onset of heart disease by way of its stress and anxiety reduction qualities. Stress and anxiety are closely associated with coronary heart disease.A 2009 study by Bradt and Dileo on approximately 1, 500 patients with heart disease revealed that when they were listening to music, it reduced heart rate, blood pressure and anxiety.Still on the health front, a recent study has disclosed that the majority of people who come down with stroke have problems when it comes to the ‘visual areas of the brain’, which are affected leading to ‘visual neglect.’ But studies have revealed that when these patients are listening to their favorite music, part of their visual attention that has been damage is then restored. A Tsai et al study published in 2013 and conducted on 16 people concluded that listening to classical music may improve visual attention in stroke patients with Unilateral Neglect. Apart from the health benefits, music inspires and uplifts us when we are sad; and this may probably be one of the key components that cause us to love music. While the influence of music varies depended on the person, one thing is certain – sad music can improve our mood and create happiness. In 2013, Kawakami et al conducted a study that showed that sad music is enjoyable because it creates an interesting mix of emotions – some negative, some positive. So the next time you listen to music, look for the health benefits as well as the pleasure.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Business leaders called on to invest in implementing green practices

first_imgBusiness Minister Hemraj Ramkumar is urging business leaders to invest in implementing green practices throughout their business activities, because those practices have long-term effects.Business Minister Hemraj RamkumarSpeaking on Saturday at the opening of the Regional Agricultural and Commercial Exhibition (RACE), which was held at the Albion Sports Complex in Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne), the Minister said many persons are not aligning themselves with businesses which promote sustainable agricultural practices.Now in its second year, the one-day exhibition was held under the team “Promoting investment in agriculture, showcasing our local products”, and catered for businesses involved in agriculture and agro-processing. The exhibition was also expected to connect producers and consumers while improving and expanding trade opportunities in the region.The Business Minister noted that Guyana has a long history of agricultural production.“This sector has long been the cornerstone of our country’s economy, contributing substantively to the development of Guyana, and being one of the largest creators of employment throughout the country,” he said.“Agriculture plays an increasingly important role today,” he also said, while adding that the United Nations (UN), in its 2018 Report, indicated that growth in the agricultural sector is twice as effective in reducing poverty as in any other sector.“The importance of agriculture in the elimination of word hunger cannot be overstated, especially when an estimated 224 million people in 51 countries are currently facing a global food shortage,” the minister said.Minister Ramkumar has said Guyana must transition to the modern agricultural systems and technologies so that it can realise its true potential as a major food producer in the Caribbean. At the global level, he noted, technologies in agriculture are so common that manual application of water, fertilisers and pesticides is almost unheard of.“The application of smart systems in agriculture contributes towards better crop management, higher yields, optimal use of water and chemicals (and) our rivers and canals, which essentially is the protection of our environment,” he said.He said smart agriculture is also part of the country’s Green State Development Strategy.last_img read more

Fire at UG

first_imgA fire broke out just moments ago in the University of Guyana’s Health Science building. The emergency team is currently undergoing efforts to contain and extinguish the blaze. Preliminary reports revealed that no one has been injured.More details in this report are to follow.last_img