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first_imgThe Monmouth Power Sports Club (MPSC) is holding its fifth annual Slam Fest Basketball Tournament from April 28-May 4 in the Monmouth County area. Cost per team is $350 for a three-game guarantee. The club will hold its fifth annual Peak Performance Seminar April 8 at Marlboro High School at 7:30 p.m. This free seminar will focus and discuss the following: goal setting, supplement and steroid abuse, tobacco, weight training, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and sports profiles. The MPSC golf tournament will be held at the Miry Run Country Club April 6 and will benefit the new cancer center at CentraState Medical Center. The cost is $150 per golfer and includes greens fees, cart fees and a barbecue. For more information, call (732) 833-5020, or e-mail read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, November 9, 2018

first_imgThere are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments. Tropical forestsLarge consumer corporations say certification isn’t the solution to stopping deforestation (Ethical Corporation).The shorter stature of some rainforest peoples helps improve their efficiency moving through dense vegetation (Newsweek).Tire companies are stepping up to address the deforestation that often precedes the establishment of rubber plantations (Reuters).Scientists say controls on deforestation in Brazil have made farmers more productive (The Conversation).Orangutan orphans are learning to climb from their human caretakers (Express).Cambodia’s agriculture ministry says there have been fewer forestry-related crimes this year (Khmer Times).Hunters killed a female tiger blamed for the deaths of at least 13 people in India (The New York Times).A new project aims to tackle the problem of deforestation for fuelwood in Africa (CIFOR Forests News).Leaders from Central Africa are learning how to minimize forest and peatland fires from Indonesia (CIFOR Forests News).A recent documentary looking at forest certification levels the charge that the schemes aren’t working — and the Forest Stewardship Council responds (FSC Watch).Other newsDeforestation is pushing koalas closer to extinction (Accuweather).Helping large, plant-eating mammals come back could stave off the effects of climate change (Anthropocene Magazine).A Canadian mining company has the go-ahead from the Romanian government to clear 56 hectares (138 acres) of forest in the Eastern European country (Business Review).Illegal logging remains an issue for Romania’s leaders (Romania Insider).The bidding starts at $10,000 to name newly identified species through the Rainforest Trust (Green Matters).Time may have been the key to the proliferation of diversity in the Coral Triangle’s striking reefs (Phys.Org).As in many parts of the world, air pollution remains a growing health problem in India (The New York Times).Voters in Washington and Colorado say no to measures that would have taxed carbon and slowed oil and gas drilling (Science Magazine, The Atlantic).Coral reefs lose an advocate with the death of marine biologist Ruth Gates (The New York Times).A successful breeding scheme has helped pandas climb back from the brink of extinction (Los Angeles Times).A return to pastoralism emerges in Kyrgyzstan as a way to deal with climate change, which has hit the country disproportionately hard (Undark).Shipping companies may soon have to curb their use of a fuel that releases a lot of carbon dioxide (The Economist).“Sustainable intensification” could be a path toward feeding the world’s humans that also protects the environment (Ensia).Will climate change mean more rats? (Newsweek)The Pacific island nation of Palau is the first country in the world to ban sunscreen ingredients that are toxic to coral reefs (NPR).New research shows that invasive species could be costing South Africa nearly half a billion dollars a year (Nature).The Earth BioGenome Project could unlock the secrets in the genomes of every complex species on the planet (Nature).Environmentalists question the wisdom behind “gene drives” to wipe out species, like mosquitos, that carry disease-causing organisms (The Economist).A judge halts progress on the Keystone XL pipeline, citing climate change issues (The Washington Post).Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies will miss out on a major source of its funding this year (Nature).A lawsuit by a group of children demanding U.S. government action on climate change will go before the Supreme Court (Nature).Banner image of an orangutan by John C. Cannon/Mongabay. FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by John Cannonlast_img read more

Much more can be saved by not using envelopes at all

first_imgDear Editor,It is good that Government is identifying ways and means to become more efficient and cost-effective in the use of its material and human resources.In reflecting on its intention to implement a process of “reusing envelopes”, I wish to suggest that our Government goes even further and reduce/remove the use of envelopes altogether through the following means:Increase the use of ‘soft-mail’/ e-mail, which would not only obviate the need for envelopes, but save paper and time and the cost of hand-delivery;Consider the pros/cons of phone calls versus written mail. This might not go down well in a civil service culture of CYA, but we should never resist cultural shifts.In those cases where ‘paper’ must be used, such ‘papers’ can be stapled with the addressees ‘label-pasted’ appropriately.With apologies for any appearance of preaching to the converted.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

Ganta City Council Demands Flat Roofs on Main Street

first_imgThe Ganta City Council (GCC) in conjunction with the city corporation has begun enforcing a policy that compels people building on the main street to erect flat roofs.The decision, according to Ganta City Council Chairman, Amos Saye Gbatu, was made prior to the road reaching Ganta.The enforcement, however, is taking effect in the wake of CHICO reaching Ganta with the road construction work. The ordinance has sparked a high level of euphoria not only among personnel of the local authority but also among the public.Mr. Gbatu indicated that the GCC remains consistent and forceful in implementing the new regulation, adding that there is another regulation in the offing. He spoke in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer over the weekend in Ganta.He emphasized that the decision, when implemented, will give a better facelift to the city as development unfolds.He said they empathize with residents especially businesspeople for the stress associated with the regulation and the ongoing road work.Said Mr. Gbatu, development does not come easily, stressing that it requires all to endure pain.Presuming that there may be some people refusing to comply, he asserted that the GCC has lawyers to deal with anyone failing to comply with the regulation.He warned that those without the capacity or refusing to comply should leave their land vacant, but should not erect any structure that is not a flat roof on the main street.Part of the main street now occupied by flat roof buildings stretches from the Monrovia parking to Guinea Road intersection where the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) is located.As for the street leading from the turning point to LPMC and then Saclepea Highway, Mr. Gbatu said “We are going step by step and when the time comes, those along that line will see reason to begin doing the same when they see that one side of the city is given a facelift.”He added that when the government begins constructing the road from Ganta to the Southeast, residents along that street would already be adjusted to the regulation and will start to undertake projects in line with the city ordinance.Amid the enforcement, many entrepreneurs in Ganta have registered their willingness to erect flat roofs on the main street, with Madison Gausi of the Wingus Business Center vigorously constructing one of the flat roof buildings.In a related development, the pavement of the road leading from Ganta to Yekepa through Saniquellie is underway as the Senegalese company, CSE, has begun moving its equipment along the highway.There is also a road beginning at the main street of Ganta to Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Maryland Counties.This highway, sometimes referred to as the Ganta-Harper Highway, was undergoing construction from 1984 to the beginning of the Liberian civil crisis in 1989.The work was abandoned due to the civil crisis that ended in 2003, except for the segment beginning from Fishtown, River Gee County to Maryland that is undergoing construction with funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ibra double downs Saints in Wembley thriller

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2nd L) jumps to head their third goal during the English League Cup final football match between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley stadium in north London on February 26, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 26 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed the first major silverware of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United reign and broke Southampton’s hearts as the Swedish star’s late goal clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory in Sunday’s League Cup final.Ibrahimovic was one of Mourinho’s marquee signings in the close-season and he repaid his manager’s faith with a typically dominant display on the big occasion at Wembley. The 35-year-old opened the scoring with a blistering free-kick before Jesse Lingard doubled United’s lead.Manolo Gabbiadini sparked a thrilling Southampton fightback, scoring just before half-time and again early in the second half.But Ibrahimovic had the last word as his 87th minute header — his 26th goal of the campaign — ensured Mourinho joined United legend Alex Ferguson and Nottingham Forest great Brian Clough as the only managers to win the League Cup four times.Mourinho is the first United manager to win a top prize in his maiden season at Old Trafford, a feat not even Ferguson or Matt Busby achieved.It was also the 54-year-old’s 19th major trophy of his glittering career.With United trailing well behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, Mourinho needed this success to guarantee players, fans and the club’s hierarchy remain in his corner.Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho holds up the trophy as Manchester United players celebrate their victory after the English League Cup final football match between Manchester United and Southampton on February 26, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKBut the serial winner will hope the victory acts as a catalyst to claim bigger prizes in the near future, just as it did when the League Cup was the first silverware of his maiden spell with Chelsea.“Ibrahimovic won the game for us because he was outstanding,” Mourinho said.“Our opponents were better than us for long periods of the game and didn’t deserve to lose over 90 minutes.“Ibrahimovic made the difference. He gave us a cup.”In the absence of injured playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and with Wayne Rooney again on the bench, the stage was set for Ibrahimovic to cement his status as United’s talisman and he wasted little time stamping his authority on his first showpiece occasion in England.Demanding the ball right from the start, Ibrahimovic’s astute pass set up France midfielder Paul Pogba for a fierce long-range effort that stung the palms of Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster.– Knockout blow –Southampton responded with a dangerous raid that should have brought the opening goal in the 11th minute when Cedric Soares crossed low into the six yard box and Gabbiadini side-footed past David de Gea., only to see his celebrations curtailed by a dubious offside decision.Emboldened by that lucky escape, United swept forward and in the 19th minute Oriol Romeu made a costly error when he try to halt another attack with a crude lunge on Ander Herrera.Manchester United’s midfielder Paul Pogba (2R) pressures Southampton’s midfielder Oriol Romeu (2L) during the English League Cup final football match between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley stadium on February 26, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONRomeu was booked but there was worse punishment to come from the free-kick as Ibrahimovic stepped up to smash his dipping shot over the Southampton wall.Despite their lead, United still looked alarmingly casual and De Gea was forced to save from James Ward-Prowse and Dusan Tadic.But Southampton were even more negligent at the back and Mourinho’s men made them pay again in the 38th minute.Marcos Rojo was given room to pick out Lingard inside the penalty area and the United forward couldn’t believe this luck as the statuesque Saints’ defence allowed him to guide a low finish past Forster.Yet on the stroke of half-time Southampton were back in it as United were caught napping by Ward-Prowse’s cross and Gabbiadini applied the finishing touch with a cool close-range effort.With the strangely diffident Pogba offering little protection to United’s defence, Southampton exposed United’s defensive flaws again to draw level in the 48th minuteWhen a corner was directed back into the United area, Pogba missed a header and Gabbiadini reacted quicker than Chris Smalling to whip his shot past De Gea for his fifth goal in just three appearances since a January move from Napoli.Romeu almost won it when he headed against a post from Ward-Prowse’s corner.But, despite a far from convincing display from United, it was Ibrahimovic who delivered the knockout blow with extra-time looming.He started and finished a United counter, ghosting into the six-yard box to meet Herrera’s cross with a bullet header that added more lustre to both United and Mourinho’s trophy cabinets.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Sinn Féin Deputies Pearse Doherty and Pádraig MacLochlainn outside the Dáil with students and teachers from Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny.Donegal South West TD Pearse Doherty hosted the tour of more than 60 students from Letterkenny.  COLAISTE AILIGH STUDENTS GET DAIL TOUR WITH DONEGAL TDs was last modified: March 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:COLAISTE AILIGH STUDENTS GET DAIL TOUR WITH DONEGAL TDslast_img read more

Newcastle stunned by teen, Leeds and Reading fail to win – Championship round-up

first_imgIt’s been another cracking Saturday afternoon of Championship action. Here’s what happened…Newcastle United 1-3 FulhamNewcastle missed the chance to move clear at the top of the Championship as 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon inspired Fulham to a fully deserved win at St James’ Park.On Rafa Benitez’s first anniversary as Magpies boss, the leaders were stunned by the in-form Cottagers.Sessegnon, who became the division’s youngest-ever goalscorer earlier this season, netted twice after Tom Cairney’s opener to add to his burgeoning reputation as one of the game’s brightest talents.Daryl Murphy scored a consolation for Newcastle before Tim Ream missed a late penalty for Fulham but that couldn’t take the gloss off an outstanding performance by the visitors, who are now unbeaten in seven matches and just two points off a play-off spot.Despite the heavy defeat, the Magpies remain top but are only ahead of second-placed Brighton – who eased to victory over Derby on Friday night – due to a superior goal difference. Brentford 0-1 Huddersfield TownPromotion chasers Huddersfield closed the gap on the Championship top two to six points with a hard fought win at Brentford.Rajiv van La Parra’s freak goal just before the half-hour mark was the difference between two good footballing sides.Brentford’s defence fell asleep and – when a quickly-taken free-kick found Van La Parra wide on the left – the Dutch winger’s fierce cross-shot was punched into the net by Bees goalkeeper Daniel Bentley for a winner that may have the dubious goals panel scratching their heads.It was no more than Town deserved for a spirited, energetic and technically-impressive performance against Dean Smith’s in-form Brentford.Leeds United 0-0 QPRLeeds missed the chance to keep up the pressure on the Championship top two after being held to a goalless draw by QPR.Garry Monk’s men failed to get into their stride against a dogged Rangers side and are now 11 points off the automatic promotion places.It was the Londoners who enjoyed the better of the chances, with Conor Washington wasting great chances either side of the break to snatch the win.The Whites, who have now drawn two in a row, created few clear-cut chances with the Rangers defenders keeping dangerman Chris Wood silent throughout.Aston Villa 2-0 Sheffield WednesdayJonathan Kodjia scored twice as Aston Villa dented Sheffield Wednesday’s play-off hopes.It was a big setback for Wednesday, who played with only ten men for most of the second half after Vincent Sasso received a red card.Kodjia’s double – his 14th and 15th goals of the season – made it four wins in five games for Steve Bruce’s resurgent side.The Owls, meanwhile, have won only one of their past five games and are just about clinging on to a play-off spot.Preston 3-0 ReadingTom Barkhuizen’s double helped Preston secure a 3-0 win over Reading as their march towards the play-offs continued.The ex-Morecambe striker gave the Lilywhites the lead while Daryl Horgan doubled Preston’s advantage before the break, and Barkhuizen added his second shortly after the restart.Preston are now only six points off the top six and Barkhuizen has notched four goals in his last three appearances, while the Royals slipped to their third loss in five games.Norwich 2-2 BlackburnLucas Joao came off the bench to inspire a Blackburn comeback at managerless Norwich – but it was only enough to earn them a 2-2 draw.The Portuguese striker struck twice in four minutes to cancel out a first half effort from Cameron Jerome.But the Canaries, who had played the final 70 minutes with 10 men after the sending off of defender Mitchell Dijks, refused to submit and Jerome fired home his second in the 80th minute to secure a hard-earned point.Norwich performed well less than 24 hours after the sacking of Alex Neil, but two more dropped points dealt another blow to their fading play-off hopes, while Rovers drop into the bottom three.Wolves 1-0 RotherhamWolves eased their relegation worries with a nervy 1-0 victory over Rotherham, whose miserable season has entered record-breaking territory.Andreas Weimann’s goal in first-half injury time was enough for Paul Lambert’s side to win their first game in eight and remain a point above the drop zone.It was far from an impressive performance from Wolves, who missed a penalty in the first half, but the result was the most important thing as they enjoyed all three points for the first time since January.For Rotherham, this was their 28th defeat of a horrid campaign, which breaks their club-record for a 46-game season, while an 18th loss on the road also equals their worst ever. Barnsley 1-1 Ipswich TownIpswich struck late to snatch a draw at Barnsley.The home side created the better goal-scoring opportunities in the game, and netted first through Marley Watkins after 58 minutes.But Tom Lawrence rescued a point for the visitors in injury time.The Blues arrived at Oakwell unbeaten in their last seven matches and Saturday’s result extends their current streak to eight, although seven of those have now been draws.Meanwhile, the Tykes have gone five games without a victory, leaving them 11 points off a play-off place.Cardiff 1-1 BirminghamLukas Jutkiewicz grabbed a last-minute leveller at Cardiff to ease the pressure on under-fire Birmingham boss Gianfranco Zola.Joe Ralls’ sixth goal of the season from the penalty spot after 53 minutes appeared to have piled further misery on Zola, who has won only two of his 17 games in charge.But Jutkiewicz rescued Birmingham when he headed Che Adams’ cross goalwards, the ball inadvertently coming back off the burly striker from Allan McGregor’s save.Wigan 0-1 BrIstol CityAden Flint popped up with the only goal two minutes from time to give Bristol City a crucial 1-0 victory at fellow strugglers Wigan.With both sides in the bottom three before kick-off, it was a predictably tight game of few chances at the DW Stadium.But with time almost up, Flint stabbed home from a yard to lift City out of the drop zone at Blackburn’s expense – and leave Wigan four points adrift of safety with only nine games to go.Burton 1-0 Nottingham ForestCauley Woodrow fired home his third Burton goal of the season to grab a precious 1-0 victory against Nottingham Forest.The Fulham loanee swept home a free-kick on 26 minutes after Jackson Irvine had been upended by Joe Worrall following a sweeping Burton move.Victory for Albion extended their unbeaten run to six Championship games, and also avenged their opening day defeat at the City Ground when Forest had run out winners in a seven-goal thriller.More significantly, the win took Nigel Clough’s side above Forest in the table, with the Reds firmly dragged into the battle at the wrong end and now just two points above Blackburn.Full Championship results:Aston Villa 2-0 Sheffield WednesdayBarnsley 1-1 Ipswich TownBrentford 0-1 Huddersfield TownBurton 1-0 Nottingham ForestCardiff 1-1 BirminghamLeeds United 0-0 QPRNewcastle United 1-3 FulhamNorwich City 2-2 Blackburn RoversPreston 3-0 ReadingWigan 0-1 Bristol CityWolves 1-0 Rotherham Ryan Sessegnon [left] celebrates scoring for Fulham 1last_img read more

Special patrols to continue

first_imgNear Maple and Los Angeles streets, officers walked down sidewalks littered with chicken bones, paper plates and discarded clothes and approached men and women sleeping inside tents or on cardboard. “I’m not here to arrest you,” Officer Kent Rodriguez said to a sleepy man. “I’d rather help you get something to eat and get a bed.” Dozens of members of the Los Angeles Community Action Network protested the extra police presence, saying the cost of those 50 additional officers could have funded 75 more beds for the homeless. “There is a drug element down here, but the solution is that we have to help people find permanent homes,” said protester Steve Diaz. “Our group’s census takers found that there are four extra beds a night in shelters, and there are 7,500 homeless people a night.” But Don Garza, a resident of one of the single-room occupancy hotels, was supportive of the LAPD’s efforts. “My neighbors are dying down here,” he said. “There’s drug dealers on every corner. It’s like a killing machine. People come in and die, and then more people come in.” (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsCleaning up Skid Row has been a priority for Bratton since he became LAPD chief in 2002. In a press conference last week, he called the area the nation’s biggest open-air drug market, and he said it would take all county and city agencies to solve the problem. But his goal has faced legal obstacles stemming from a 2003 American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against him and the LAPD for arresting homeless residents camped on downtown sidewalks. The ACLU’s lawsuit was upheld this year by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. To expedite his goal of cleaning up Skid Row, Bratton had hoped the City Council would back his proposed compromise with the ACLU, which would have allowed the homeless to sleep on sidewalks at night, when businesses are closed and there are fewer pedestrians. But the City Council voted against his plan last week and instead decided to seek U. S. Supreme Court intervention. But Bratton said the LAPD will not wait for a court outcome before continuing to go after gangs and drug dealers who sell narcotics to the homeless. More than 50 police officers fanned out on foot and bicycles through Los Angeles’ Skid Row district on Sunday as part of a plan to weed out gangs and drug dealers who prey on the homeless. Chief William Bratton said in a morning news conference that specially trained Los Angeles Police Department officers will abide by a court ruling that forbids police from arresting the homeless for sleeping on the street, but instead will focus on drug arrests. “The condition of being homeless in and of itself is not a crime,” Bratton said. “Los Angeles police officers will focus their activities on behavior, not the condition of being homeless.” Three arrests were made in a special patrol Sunday, one of a series planned in the Safer City Initiative. last_img read more

Arsenal receive transfer blow in pursuit of prolific Ligue 1 striker

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 He has scored 16 goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances as Lille trail league leaders Paris Saint-Germain by 10 points.Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, who is leaving the club, is believed to have been involved in scouting Pepe.Le 10 Sport claim Bayern Munich are favourites to sign Pepe, who was on Unai Emery’s wish list in the January transfer window. The report says a move to the Emirates failed to materialise last month. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign Lille star Nicolas Pepe, according to reports.The Bundesliga champions are “seriously” interested in signing the prolific striker this summer. RANKED MONEY Only Kylian Mbappe (18) has scored more goals than Pepe in Ligue 1 this season.Barcelona and PSG are also understood to be interested in the attacker.The Ivory Coast international is rated at £72million, which could prove to be a problem for Emery, who has reportedly only been given £40million to spend on transfers this summer. BEST OF shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move getty Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Nicolas Pepe is starring in Ligue 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

Wolves vs Man United LIVE: Pogba misses penalty after Neves stunner levels clash

first_img4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1Rashford uses the run of Lingard as a disguise to try and catch out Patricio but Coady gets a timely block in.But James follows up and wins another corner, can United do anything with it this time? Nope, Martial gives away a needless foul.4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 115 minutes left here, this one could go either way…4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1This game has changed again and now it’s United on top.James wins a corner which Shaw whips in towards Pogba but he can’t leap high enough to get a clean header at goal.4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1And it’s saved!Pogba opts for power from the spot and it’s a wonderful save from Patricio. Superb goalkeeper from the Portuguese, diving away to his right to get a strong wrist on it. 4 months ago19th August 2019MarcTHE SPORTS BAR IS OPEN!@AndyGoldstein05 @JasonCundy05 Coming up 👇🗣️#WOLMUN reaction🤔Is Sean Dyche right?⚽️Dermot Gallagher joins 🚂 Midnight train…📞Call → 08717 22 33 44📻 Listen →— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 19, 20194 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1 – manager reactionWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santos on Sky Sports: “It was good.“First half Man United dominated. It was a big mountain to climb and it was fantastic work. The tempo, intensity, the pressure – very good work.“They are such good players and pressed us very high and didn’t allow us to get out. Second half we played more in the space and controlled he game.“It was a big game of emotion and it is what Molineux enjoys.”On the VAR delay to confirm the Wolves goal: “I was hoping to stay happy. I don’t know how they will solve it – it’s the emotion, you celebrate a goal so much and then you stay in silence. Don’t take that away from the people.” 4 months ago19th August 2019MarcGary Neville has hit out at the confusion over the missed penalty that cost United three points as “embarrassing”.Pogba saw his second half spot-kick saved by Patricio after a debate with Rashford over who should step up to take it.Neville told Sky Sports: “They should decide in the dressing room who is the penalty taker – it’s embarrassing.“This is a Manchester United penalty, this not a tombola, this is not under-fives on the school field.“Rashford scored last week – take the penalty. But there wasn’t a leader out there. Something wasn’t right.” 4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1 – player reactionWolves goalscorer Ruben Neves tells Sky Sports: “Man United started really well in the game, we felt difficult to control the game but we adjusted in the second half and took some risks.“They have a really good team, but it was a great effort from our team. I’m really happy for the goal and the result as we drew against a big team.“You have to be patient [with VAR], fortunately this time they give us a goal. We did a great job in the second half.“He [Rui Patricio] is a great goalkeeper and he has shown us that already.” 4 months ago19th August 2019MarcManchester United blow chance to go top of the Premier League at Wolves as Paul Pogba misses penalty after taking it off Marcus Rashford4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1 – FULL TIMEWe’ll have plenty of reaction from Molineux up next.4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWhat an entertaining Monday night clash that was! It edged one way and then the other with both sides coming close to winning it.Two superb goals from Anthony Martial and Ruben Neves but that Paul Pogba penalty miss will grab the headlines.Remember, Marcus Rashford smashed home from the spot last weekend against Chelsea, should he have taken it again?4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1 – FULL TIME4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1We’re into the last minute and United are pressing for a winner.They make their way into the box and the ball bounces free to Shaw but his effort is right at Patricio.4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1Mata has time and space to pick out a cross but it’s poor from the Spaniard. United running out of time.4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1Four added minutes to come. Our last substitute of the evening sees Jimenez go off and Cutrone on.4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1United make a late double change with Greenwood and Pereira replacing James and Rashford. A last ditch roll of the dice by Solskjaer.4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1James produces a lovely piece of skill to get free before slotting in Wan-Bissaka.It’s another corner but another waste and Wolves can break. It’s four on four but the cross to Dendoncker is poor and he can only flick it over on the stretch.Jota is replaced by Neto for the final few minutes.4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1Mata is on for Lingard as we enter the final ten minutes in the West Midlands.Traore then springs into life, hitting the byline before standing up a cross to Otto. But his header is tame and easy for De Gea to catch.center_img 4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1 – Penalty!Brilliant play from Pogba as he break into the Wolves box before being upends by Coady. Here comes the Frenchman…4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1United are finding this really tricky now, their radar has gone wayward just at the minute.Jota bursts down the wing again and forces Maguire into a last-ditch clearance.The Red Devils then try to break and Bennett cuts into Rashford and is booked.4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1Wolves have been a completely different side since the break.Jimenez tries to get Jota in but the offside flag goes up to save United.FirstPrev1 of 4NextLast FirstPrev1 of 4NextLast4 months ago19th August 2019MarcThat’s it for tonight then, thanks very much for joining us. See you all again very soon!4 months ago19th August 2019MarcManchester United miss the chance to go top of the league after Paul Pogba misses penalty at Wolves— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 19, 20194 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1 – manager reactionOn the penalty incident, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sky Sports: “The two of them [Pogba and Rashford] are the designated penalty shooters. “It’s up to them there and then to decide that ‘this is mine’. Sometimes players feel they are confident enough – Paul has scored so many penalties for us, today Patricio made a good save.“The two have been very confident before – the other week Marcus scored a goal but Paul was confident. I like players to be confident.” 4 months ago19th August 2019MarcWolves 1 Man United 1 – manager reactionUnited boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sky Sports: “We dominated possession, we get the first goal and second half we know they’ll come out like a house on fire.“They probably got the goal they deserve. I thought we took control again and could have won it.“First half was a mature performance. Second half was a bit sloppy. We are improving. We are a young team who will learn, we learned on the pitch today.“We get a penalty that normally would get us another two points, sometimes the keeper makes a good save.”last_img read more