West Ham United’s first game in their new London Olympic Stadium home will be a friendly against Italian club Juventus on August 7, the Premier League club said on Monday.The club leaves the Boleyn Ground, their home since 1904, at the end of the season after agreeing a 99-year lease with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) to rent the London 2012 centrepiece for a reported 2.5 million pounds per season.“We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West Ham United’s history by welcoming one of the world’s biggest clubs to our fantastic new home,” joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said in a statement.“It was always our intention to open the new 60,000-capacity Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a fixture fitting of the occasion, and the visit of the reigning Italian champions Juventus is most certainly that.”Premier League club West Ham’s move to the stadium, built at a cost of around 500 million pounds, has drawn criticism after details of their rental agreement were revealed recently.West Ham paid 15 million pounds towards a 270-million-pound re-fit of the stadium, which will also host next year’s IAAF world athletics championships. But they will not be responsible for running costs such as maintaining the pitch, goalposts, floodlights or even pest control and turnstiles.West Ham will make performance-related payments to the LLDC, rising to 100,000 pounds should they win the league and a further 100,000 pounds if they win the FA Cup.
Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Deontay Wilder: Boxing needs to crack down on cheaters Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member It was the first stage victory for Lampawog, who said he was tasked to boost his campaign for the Best Young Rider where he is now third overall, 4:14 behind leader Carcueva.Yet, the big story was Morales’ display of power and grit considering that he captured the 227-kilometer seventh stage in Daet, Camarines Norte. “Nobody can catch me uphill,” said the 31-year-old Morales in Filipino.He stripped overall leadership from teammate Rudy Roque, who is now 1:53 behind after the 180-km stage. Another Navy, Ronald Lomotos occupied the third overall (4:14 behind), while Carcueva jumped from 10th to fourth (5:03). Kinetix Lab-Army’s Cris Joven is fifth (5:08).ADVERTISEMENT UNISAN, Quezon — Nineteen-year-old Jay Lampawog thundered solo to the finish line even as Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance teammate Jan Paul Morales snatched the red jersey Friday in the LBC Ronda Pilipinas Eighth Stage here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWinner of last year’s Best Young Rider, the Villasis, Pangasinan native finished the stage in four hours, 29 minutes and 29 seconds to the applause of the crowd in this laidback, Spanish-era coastal town by Tayabas Bay.Second-running Morales checked in 1:10 later bunched with Jaybop Pagnanawon of Bike Xtreme, Jonel Carcueva of Go For Gold, Bryant Sepnio of Go For Gold, Reynaldo Navaro of Kinetix Lab-Army and Jigo Mendoza of Go for Gold. 19-year-old Jay Lampawog of Navy thunders solo to the finish to win Stage 8 here in Unisan, Quezon #RondaPilipinas pic.twitter.com/zBG9ckDVBd— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 17, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte View comments
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November 18, 2018 will mark 40 years since the infamous Jonestown mass murder-suicide deep in the jungles of Guyana. In that month of 1978, a majority of Guyanese were greeted with the grim news that over 900 American citizens lay dead, children included, after ingesting cyanide-laced Kool-Aid, either voluntary or forcibly.To say it was shocking would be a gross understatement. Many locals were not even aware that the Jonestown-based People’s Temple existed on home soil. As they learnt about it, so did millions across the world, generally beyond the Western powers of the United States of America (USA) and the British Empire, about a country named Guyana.Immediately, there was a media rush from international entities to this part of South America. After all, an American Congressman, Leo Ryan was among the dead. Guyana was catapulted into the international spotlight, albeit, for grim reasons. It dominated conversations for an extensive period and many questions were raised.Those in government knew about the establishment. From reports, the People’s Temple was permitted to settle at the site which took its name from the group’s charismatic leader, Jim Jones. It was described as a thriving and self-sufficient town and those who made the journey from the USA to experience the “paradise” were convinced of such, given the religious context that governed it. It was deemed a large family working towards the betterment of all within.Those who knew of Jonestown spoke of it being a good example from a community development standpoint. They grew their own food, build their homes, and did everything else in the best interest of the town. Initially, a sense of collective euphoria must have existed and coupled with the magnetism of Jones, a paradise probably was created.As it thrived, Guyanese, oblivious of its existence, were being oppressed and faced insurmountable economic woes as the economy rapidly declined. Despondency prevailed and many did the opposite to members of the People’s Temple: they left for the USA – their perceived paradise.Naturally, when they learnt of Jonestown, what it represented, and the reported concessions it got from the then Government, the sentiments of many went beyond shock at the mass deaths and were consumed with discontent, convinced that their welfare was not seen as priority by their own who was in power.Secrecy seemed to have surrounded the establishment of Jonestown, since reportedly only the Government and specific agencies knew. That gave rise then and even now to many allegations, including that some local officials personally benefited in the process. Some believed that the town may have been deliberately kept secret from the populace. Questions abound; why the secrecy? What would have been the outcome had the mass suicide not occurred?Forty years after, those questions still seem relevant. In 1978, the incident not only gave the world a geography lesson about Guyana, but offered harsh and frightening lessons about a cult. The international focus was on that and not on the plight of what plagued Guyanese. Even up to this day, Guyana is internationally known as a result of that horrific incident with annual reminders on every anniversary by some international media networks.In the aftermath, discussions in particular circles may have been on what to do with the site given the international spotlight. Many felt that should have been taken advantage of and the site be transformed into a memorial designed to attract relatives and friends in remembrance of their loves ones. This is similar to symbolic annual ceremonies at war memorials around the world and for the 911 bombings in New York.It would have taken planning, creating the necessary infrastructure and other resources for which assistance could have been sought. Had that materialised, Jonestown today could have been a bustling place for tourists, both local and international. It would have boosted the economies there, the immediate environs and the country as a whole.Others were not that enthused given the macabre nature. Maybe people’s preferences, regardless of how ghastly things may appear, were probably not factored in. It would be useful to know what the thinking was of officials then in relation to making Jonestown a memorial; if it was discussed and if so, why it wasn’t pursued. Focus on other national priorities could have been a possible explanation and probably understandably so. In retrospect, it may be seen as a great opportunity that was lost. There is a memorial in Oakland, California where some of the victims were from. Like the 911 memorial, people across the USA travel to these places for related reasons. The same could have been for Guyana. While the country has moved on and has become known internationally for other things, the Jonestown incident, as gruesome as it was, unfortunately seems synonymous with Guyana and cannot be erased from its history. One argument is to take advantage of it. Some four decades after, oil has thrust Guyana into the international spotlight and once again, the Americans are at the centre. Could this be an opportunity to explore the possibility of that memorial?
Ulinzi on the other hand play faltering Rangers at their Afraha Stadium home turf in Nakuru crossing their fingers that victory coupled with a slip up from the Brewers will contrive to hand them the trophy.KPL chief executive, Jack Oguda, released a statement earlier in the day stating that the last round of fixtures would be brought forward by an hour.“Due to television timings and the current unpredictable weather conditions, all KPL round 30 matches will kick-off simultaneously at 2pm on Saturday,” Oguda said in the statement. That would all have been academic had Ulinzi taken their chance against a side widely acknowledged as the most technically gifted in the league due to the deep pockets of Sofapaka FC president, Elly Kalekwa, who has spent a fortune on recruiting players at a premium.It all went horribly wrong for the soldiers when a fast break saw Mudde fail to control the ball at the edge of the Ulinzi area and when it fell to Mugalia, the Harambee Stars forward took a touch before dispatching an unstoppable rocket past Jacktone Odhiambo for the lead.Both teams continued shadow boxing without landing any solid blows until the break where referee Isaac Ochieng sent them to the dressing room with Sofapaka a goal to the good.The defending champions came out blazing upon resumption leading to a more open play but the first clear cut chance fell to Sofapaka when they launched a lightening foray into the soldier’s rearguard on 65 minutes.However, the recipient of the final ball, John Onami, fluffed his lines when through with only Odhiambo to beat in goal.Three minutes later, KPL leading scorer, Stephen Waruru, found himself one on one with Duncan Ochieng in the Sofapaka net but spurned a glorious opportunity for the equaliser.Ulinzi came even closer in the 76th when defender Mulinge Munandi saw his effort cannon off the post and in the next attack; Sofapaka picked the pockets of the military men in devastating fashion.Once again, the charged Mugalia was in the thick of things, tearing through the wing before cutting back to Mudde who had made an intelligent run and he duly tucked the second goal with sweet connection.Following the win, Francis Kimanzi, who will take the national team Harambee Stars to the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup that kicks-off on Friday, saw his side consolidate third place on 51 points, four clear of Gor Mahia with a game to play.His opposite number, Benjamin Nyangweso, will be left to pick up the pieces of a title charge that has been derailed by two crippling defeats at the same venue, the first, a 1-0 reverse to AFC Leopards last week before Sofapaka hammed another nail on the coffin for the title hopes.Only two days ago, the soldiers had assumed pole position in the title race after hammering Chemelil 4-1 in Nakuru as Tusker slumped to a 1-1 stalemate against a struggling Karuturi.How fast things chance in football. The grand finale awaits on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 22- The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title race was blown wide open Tuesday night after the battle between the last two champions saw Sofapaka fire to a 2-0 victory over crown holders Ulinzi Stars.Naturalised Congolese born Kenyan, Bob Mugalia, netted the opener on the quarter hour mark before setting up Ugandan international Musa Mudde to score the second in the 78th to dent the soldier’s chance of holding on to the KPL trophy.The Nyayo National Stadium result left Ulinzi one point behind leaders Tusker FC, 55 against 54 and the 2007 winners will fancy their chances to reclaim the big eared diadem on Saturday when they host doomed Congo United in Mumias.
However, self-appointed animal-rights activists, like Eric Mills, head of the nonprofit Action for Animals, have been managing since the early 1990s to find fault with charreadas. Mills’ latest political aide is Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, R-Westlake Village, who helped him introduce AB 1614. The bill, co-authored by Assemblymen Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, and Joe Coto, D-San Jose, has the sole purpose of categorizing the charreadas as North American rodeos to make them subject to the same guidelines. That means having a veterinarian on site or on call every time they hold a charreada, be it a family, friendly or official one. What many people, including politicians, do not know is that most charreadas are free to the public and charro organizers lack financial support provided to the Anglo North American rodeo by corporations such as Wrangler, Bud Light, Justin and Stetson, among others. Charros and charras, or horsewomen, invest in costumes, horses, transportation and sponsor their own events, all in the name of keeping alive their cultural heritage. They take exceptionally good care of their animals simply because they know it’s the right thing to do. They need strong and healthy animals to practice their charreada events with success. In case of an injury, they contact their own veterinarian to give the animal immediate care. Adding the cost of a veterinarian present or on call at every charreada will certainly cut down the number of events put on per year, thus effectively leading the tradition to extinction. In recent meetings with AB 1614 proponents, the issue of race has naturally come out. Strickland claims that the intention of the bill is to protect the animals used in rodeos and is not an attack on any race or ethnicity. Another supporter, Joe Coto, chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, not only agrees with her, he even volunteered to co-author the measure. If AB 1614 is not an attack on any race or ethnicity, why, then, does its language target specifically Mexican charreadas, as opposed to including other sports, amusement parks or labs where animals play a vital role? Once, a portrait of a charro was that of a true, masculine caballero, one with class and style, a most sincere lover of horses and animals, a devoted husband, father, son, friend, neighbor and, in Mexico, a member of the army reserve. The federated charro still has these qualities and cultural values he inherited from his ancestors or learned to cultivate. He must, for they’re actually required by the code of ethics of the Mexican Federation of Charrer a. Some hearts and minds might not agree, but as a free-thinker, you are entitled to judge for yourself. Meet a charro. Meanwhile, say no to AB 1614. Guillermo Gracia Duarte is the associate editor of Charro USA. Contact him through the publication’s Web site, www.charrousa.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ONCE, the Mexican charro, or skilled horseman, worried about taking care of his horse, tack and equipment, traveling expenses and covering his entry fee at any given, free-to-the-public charreada, or gathering of charro teams in a lienzo y ruedo arena. His aim was displaying his manly equestrian talent and awe-inspiring roping style to win the audience and judges alike, but his biggest prize involved resounding applause, cheers, hats and boots, thrown around him. His goal included, too, being part of the charro family, where he could project his Mexicanness and preserve one of his most treasured heritages: the charrer a. Now, the charro finds himself time and again in another arena, named Capitol, defending and explaining his centuries-old legacy before impassive politicians, some already influenced by animal-rights activists. The charro never thought he had to pay a lobbyist to help him fight to keep charreadas alive for the next generation of charros.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Two weeks before U.S. midterm elections, American officials unveiled a timeline Tuesday for Iraq’s Shiite-led government to take specific steps to calm the world’s most dangerous capital but said more U.S. troops might be needed to quell the bloodshed. U.S. officials previously said they were satisfied with troop levels and had expected to make significant reductions by year’s end. But a surge in sectarian killings, which welled up this past summer, forced them to reconsider. At a rare joint news conference with the American ambassador, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, said additional U.S. troops could come from inside or outside Iraq to “improve basic services for the population of Baghdad.” “Now, do we need more troops to do that? Maybe. And, as I’ve said all along, if we do, I will ask for the troops I need, both coalition and Iraqis,” Casey said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system The military has expressed disappointment over its two-month drive to cleanse the capital of Sunni insurgents and Shiite militia fighters and death squads. But the Americans also say that for the situation to improve, the Iraqi government must make political concessions to minority Sunnis. The timeline plan grew out of recent Washington meetings at which the Bush administration sought to reshape its Iraq policy amid mounting U.S. deaths and declining domestic support for the 44-month-old war. The plan was made public a day after White House press secretary Tony Snow said the United States was adjusting its Iraq strategy but would not issue any ultimatums. U.S. officials revealed neither specific incentives for the Iraqis to implement the plan nor penalties for their failure to do so. U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said Iraqi leaders had agreed to the timeline, benchmarks heavily laden with enticements to Sunni insurgents. The lack of any real political consensus even among Shiites, however, has made it extremely difficult for Iraqi leaders to keep deadlines; for example, they missed targeted dates on naming a government and in moving forward on constitutional amendments. Moreover, Tuesday’s declarations lacked specifics on how to accomplish the goals. At the news conference with Casey, Khalilzad said the timeline would require Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government to set dates by the end of the year for completing six key tasks. Five of the markers are clearly designed to mollify Sunni Arabs, the Muslim sect that makes up the bulk of the insurgency and is responsible for most American deaths in Iraq. The plan seeks deadlines for passing a law that would guarantee the sharing of Iraq’s oil wealth, amending the constitution, turning an anti-Baathist organization into a reconciliation body, disbanding Shiite militias and setting a date for provincial elections – all key issues for Sunnis. The de-Baathification Commission was established after the toppling of Saddam Hussein to ensure that members of the dictator’s political organization did not hold government positions. The sixth measure called for “increasing the credibility and capability of Iraqi forces.” Casey said Iraqi forces would be “completely capable” of controlling the country within the next 1 years. “We are about 75 percent of the way through a three-step process in building those \ forces,” the general said. “It is going to take another 12 to 18 months or so until I believe the Iraqi security forces are completely capable of taking over responsibility for their own security. That’s still coupled with some level of support from us.” Casey’s estimate of when the Iraqi army will be ready was noteworthy because it has not changed even as the security situation in the country has deteriorated. Iraqis are now being killed at a pace of more than 40 each day in sectarian fighting and revenge killing. Complicating the matter has been the recent outbreak of sustained Shiite-on-Shiite violence in the once relatively calm south of the country. To curb the spreading and increasingly brutal killings, Khalilzad said the United States was “inducing Iraqi political and religious leaders who can control or influence armed groups in Baghdad to agree to stop sectarian violence,” an apparent reference to recent secret talks the United States has conducted with Sunni insurgents. Al-Maliki has repeatedly said he would rein in Shiite militias but so far has taken little public action beyond a decision to move aside two police commando leaders. He issued a statement Monday saying the military had been ordered to take action against any illegal armed group, but the declaration, like the timeline introduced on Tuesday, lacked detail. His national security adviser, Mouwafak al-Rubaie, sought to add weight to the prime minister’s directive in an interview with CNN. He was, however, equally fuzzy about what action would be taken. “The Iraqi security forces are going to take on anyone who challenges” them,” al-Rubaie said. Khalilzad said he had assurances from al-Maliki that radical anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would disband his Mahdi Army. But al-Sadr draws much of his power from his control over the heavily armed fighters. And al-Maliki draws much of his support from al-Sadr. For that reason, disbanding the feared militia group appears to be a promise that is unlikely to be kept in the near term. Such a move would leave the other main Shiite militia, the Badr Brigade of the Supreme Council for the Revolution in Iraq, or SCIRI, in a dominant position. Al-Sadr and SCIRI leader Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim maintain a sharp rivalry for power over Iraq’s Shiite majority. Logic dictates that both militias be disbanded simultaneously, which appears highly unlikely. While Shiite militias and death squad violence represent a major security problem, curbing them would still leave the other half of the equation unsolved – the continued vibrancy of the Sunni insurgency that has been attacking Americans with a vengeance since summer 2003. The timeline appeared, therefore, largely directed at luring the Sunni establishment away from violence and into the political process. October has been the deadliest month this year for American forces.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
LATEST gameday cracker RANKED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ revealed The offender was subsequently arrested by the police after a steward immediately identified the culprit in the away section.There were in total seven arrests made by the Metropolitan Police during a fiery north London derby, which saw a fight break out between the players after Eric Dier equalised.A Spurs spokesman said: “Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban.”Aubameyang has since broken his silence on the matter, taking to Instagram to criticise the offender. A Tottenham Hotspur supporter who threw a banana skin onto the pitch at the Emirates has been banned ‘indefinitely’ by the FA.Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring before running past the away end when the banana skin was thrown at him. SORRY 1 Aubameyang looks into the crowd after seeing the banana land close to him Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Most Popular Football News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The striker posted a picture of the incident, with the caption ‘#whysmandoingthis’ and an emoji of a banana.The Gabon international scored again in the second half to help the Gunners to record a 4-2 win over their bitter rivals.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin called the incident a ‘disaster for football’. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade scrap BEST OF
Alexis Sanchez has endured a torrid time in Manchester since joining 18 months ago Getty Images – Getty stalemate Alexis Sanchez and Ravel Morrison both featured as Manchester United and Sheffield United went head-to-head in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Carrington on Tuesday.Morrison returned to the place where it all started, when he was a Manchester United academy star alongside Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, while Sanchez launched a last-ditch attempt to revive his current Red Devils career. on target LATEST Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS FAREWELL 3 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week LIVE on talkSPORT latest OFF The 26-year-old was once considered the next big thing during his time in the Red Devils academy, but following various misdemeanours, his career has failed to take off.Sheffield United picked him up for free after Ostersunds decided not to renew his contract at the end of last season.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm. Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested 3 deals Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Instagram @1ravel Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Pogba stayed behind at Carrington to watch his old Man United youth team-mate Morrison play and they FaceTimed a friend Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Ferguson was disappointed he had to let Morrison leave, saying he possessed as much natural talent as any youngster Man United signed, but he kept getting into trouble 3 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in attendance to watch United win 3-1, thanks to goals from Mason Greenwood, Andreas Pereira, and Angel Gomes.The manager’s eyes would’ve been firmly fixed on Sanchez, who has a point to prove amid his disastrous spell at Old Trafford since joining from Arsenal in January 2018.The Chilean, the highest-paid player in the Premier League, did regain some form at the Copa America during the summer, but his United future still looks bleak. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP With the transfer window open until September 2 in Europe and Sanchez linked with Inter Milan, Solskjaer recently admitted: “There’s still a couple of weeks left of the transfer window and there is a chance. “Some clubs have shown interest in Alexis, so we’ll see what happens.”Morrison also has a point to prove after Blades boss Chris Wilder decided to take a punt on him this summer. Leeds vs Brentford (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Liverpool vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTSwansea vs Birmingham (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2
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