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Hammers halt Magpies run

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first_imgWest Ham ended Newcastle’s winning streak with a 1-0 victory at Upton Park where the visitors had midfielder Moussa Sissoko sent off late on. Both sides took a while to grow into the match, which offered little of note during the opening exchanges. After eight minutes, Stewart Downing, fit again after a knee problem, sent in a low shot from 20 yards which was comfortably gathered by Rob Elliot, who replaced injured Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal. Newcastle threatened on the break when Sissoko fed Ayoze Perez down the left and the Spaniard went on to the edge of the penalty area, but James Tomkins got back to clear. There was a brief stoppage when the same defender – criticised for apparent play-acting in an altercation with Everton’s Kevin Mirallas last weekend – went down after being caught in the face by the outstretched boot of Andy Carroll as the forward blocked a cross from the right. After 37 minutes, a flick at the near post from Perez after a cross from the left went into the side-netting. The West Ham supporters in the Sir Trevor Brooking Stand were screaming for a penalty as former Newcastle man Carroll crashed the ball at Mike Williamson, which looked to hit him on the underside of the upper arm, but referee Mike Dean was not interested. At the start of the second half there was more urgency about the hosts, who had drawn their last home match 0-0 against Aston Villa, with Downing charging down the left before curling a 20-yard effort over. There was a let-off for Newcastle when a deep free-kick from James Collins caused panic in the penalty box, with Elliot completely missing his attempted punch clear, and the ball bounced wide for a corner. The Irons, who had not won since beating Manchester City before the international break, edged a match of few chances with a neat finish from defender Aaron Cresswell, his first goal for the club, after 56 minutes. Newcastle, who had surged into the top five following six successive Barclays Premier League wins, never really got going, and any hope of a comeback went with 15 minutes left when Sissoko received two careless yellow cards in quick succession. West Ham were ahead after 56 minutes. Downing fed Cheikhou Kouyate at the edge of the box. His scuffed shot fell straight into the path of advancing full-back Cresswell, who guided the ball into the bottom corner for his first goal since moving from Ipswich. Newcastle, who had kept four clean sheets going into the match, made a double change on the hour when Papiss Cisse and Remy Cabella replaced Yoan Gouffran and Cheick Tiote. The visitors, though, continued to lack a cutting edge in the final third as West Ham were dangerous on the counter-attack. Newcastle had to play the final 15 minutes with 10 men after Sissoko was ordered off. First the France midfielder kicked the ball away after a foul against him in the West Ham penalty area, and then bundled into Carroll as the referee reached for his pocket once again. In the closing stages, Elliot pushed a curling shot from substitute Mauro Zarate around the post and Downing dragged an effort wide after a surging run down the left. Press Associationlast_img read more

McGuigan rules out summer bout

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first_img It was hoped Belfast fighter Frampton, the IBF super-bantamweight champion, and Bury boxer Quigg, who holds a portion of the WBA title, would meet in July in a huge Battle of Britain showdown. But McGuigan said Quigg’s team would not agree on a 60-40 purse split in favour of Frampton and blamed Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn for the way the talks have collapsed. World champion Carl Frampton will not be fighting Scott Quigg this summer, according to the former’s manager and promoter Barry McGuigan. “It’s sad for the fans because we wanted it to happen,” McGuigan told BBC Sport. “Carl was willing to travel to England to put his title on the line, and when the champion does that he normally gets the majority of the purse. “Carl is a valid champion. Scott Quigg is the WBA’s ‘regular’ champion, not the real champion, which is (Cuba’s) Guillermo Rigondeaux. “Carl has drawn crowds of 16,000 in Belfast. I don’t want to be rude to Scott Quigg, but he’s never headlined a show. “We wanted a minimum of 60-40, not the winner takes 60-40 (as Hearn is on record as offering) because that’s unfair on the fighters.” Hearn appeared on Sky Sports earlier this month brandishing a £1.5million cheque, which he promised Frampton if he took the unification fight. But former featherweight world champion McGuigan said: “It was going along fine and then Eddie Hearn said: ‘We’re going to make you an offer.’ “He did it because he’s bullish, he’s cocky and he thinks he has control of everything, but he hasn’t. “They weren’t willing to play ball. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is. We’re well on the way to getting another opponent.” Frampton, 28, is unbeaten in 20 professional fights and stopped the American Chris Avalos to retain his IBF belt in March. Unbeaten Quigg, 26, successfully defended his super-bantamweight title for a fifth time in November with a unanimous points win over Hidenori Otake. Press Associationlast_img read more

Airline rolls out feature to let you know if you’ll be sitting next to a baby

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first_imgJapan Airlines has rolled out a new feature that will let passengers know whether or not they will be sitting next to a baby while they are in the process of booking their travel ticket.According to the airline, customers will see a baby icon for seats purchased for children between the ages of 8 days and 2- years-old. From there, other passengers will have the choice to pick a seat near the child and their family or far away from them.Thank you, @JAL_Official_jp for warnings me about where babies plan to scream and yell during a 13 hour trip. This really ought to be mandatory across the board.Please take note, @qatarairways: I had 3 screaming babies next to me on my JFK-DOH flight two weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/kQYQFIqqCD— Rahat Ahmed (@dequinix) September 24, 2019 While the airline says it will try its best to provide the icon when necessary, they did note that the feature may not be accurate if the parent moves their seat or if the ticket it booked through a third-party website. You may also still end up sitting next to a child if the child is 3 and older.Japan Air offers flights from major cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Boston.We are now hoping that other airlines will take note and implement this feature as well.last_img read more

Jaguars fully aware of Hurricanes threat, says Crandon

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first_img… Seventh round CWI/PCL Four-day bowls off todayHEAD coach Esaun Crandon says the Guyana Jaguars are under no illusions about the massive threat posed by the much-improved Leeward Islands Hurricanes.The Jaguars skipper stressed that the title-holders would be looking to execute their game plan clinically, when the seventh round Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day day/night encounter bowls off today at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.Anthony AdamsThe visiting team have been the only team to beat the Jaguars twice in the history of the PCL, beating the Jaguars in both their encounters last season.“We are fully aware of their (Leeward Islands Hurricanes) threat. They beat us twice last year and they have played some good cricket this season, but once we stick to our game plans we can give a good account of ourselves,” Crandon pointed out.He added, “We need to bat better, our last game we failed as a batting unit, but there is always room for improvement, so I am confident that our batters will be much better this time around.”The title-holders and the Windward Islands Volcanoes played to a tie in the last game, the first such result in 152 years of regional first class cricket.The Jaguars were bowled out for 164, but despite the shocking result, the Jaguars remained at the top of the table, moving to 97.2 points.Esaun CrandonHowever, they enter this round with one change to their 13-man squad, with fast bowler Keon Joseph making way for left-arm spinner Anthony Adams. Joseph, the West Indies A team seamer is expected to undergo a minor foot surgery.PATIENT CRICKETMeanwhile, the visiting captain Rahkeem Cornwall in an invited comment yesterday implored his teammates to play patient cricket.The Hurricanes are fourth on the points standing with 57 points, but Cornwall said this could well be another absorbing contest, considering the make-up of the two sides.“Our mood is good, we are a confident bunch of players, so I am confident we can do well. Once we play patient cricket we can come out on top,” Cornwall said.Rahkeem CornwallThe game bowls off at 15:00hrs and admission to the venue is free.Guyana Jaguars squad reads: Leon Johnson (captain), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Vishaul Singh, Anthony Bramble, Keemo Paul, Akshaya Persaud, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Veerasammy Permaul, Gudakesh Motie and Anthony Adams.Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad reads: Rahkeem Cornwall (captain), Jahmah Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Chesney Hughes, Shane Burton, Sheno Berridge, Nkrumah Bonner, Jeremiah Louis, Akeem Saunders, Terence Warde, Gavin Tonge, Devon Thomas and Mervin Matthew.last_img read more

LeBron James Now Fifth NBA All-time Highest Scorer

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first_imgIt was the highest score by a Lakers player since Kobe Bryant’s 60 in his final game in April 2016.Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers legend Chamberlain, a four-time most valuable player, won two NBA championships, in 1967 and 1972, in his 14-year career.He is also the only player to have scored 100 points in an NBA game.“Anytime my name is mentioned with some of the greats to play the game, I always think back to my hometown where I have come from and how far I’ve come,” said James, who joined the Lakers as a free agent in July on a four-year deal worth $154m (£116m).In a 15-year career, the four-time MVP has won three NBA titles, two at Miami Heat and one at Cleveland Cavaliers.James added: “He (Chamberlain) is one of the most dominant forces we have ever had in our game along with Shaq (Shaquille O’Neal). He is one of the greatest Lakers to ever play the game, one of greatest scorers and rebounders ever.“People had never seen someone like that in that era. He was dominant in all walks of life, not just basketball.”Lakers coach Luke Walton added: “It is important to recognise milestones in the game, to do what he did and get in the top five of that list and play way he plays, how unselfish he is, is something that should be praised and talked about.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram LeBron James (centre) is a three-time NBA champion LeBron James has become the fifth highest points scorer in NBA history, passing Wilt Chamberlain, as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trailblazers 126-117.The 33-year-old beat Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 points with a free throw late in the fourth quarter.James, who now has 31,425 career points, scored a season-high 44 points.last_img read more

UW looking to improve against No. 1 Wildcats

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first_imgConfident after a three-match win streak, the No. 75-ranked University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team (5-6, 0-0) has gained some momentum in recent weeks that will prove vital in their match against the top-ranked Northwestern Wildcats (9-1, 0-0) Wednesday at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.The Badgers’ last three wins have all been non-conference victories over in-state rival Marquette, Missouri and Oklahoma, with only the Marquette match being played in Madison. As a result, Wisconsin head coach Brian Fleishman likes his team’s current mindset.“We’re in a good place right now,” Fleishman said. “We’ve won three matches pretty well. I think the girls realize that they can get the win, so they have an attitude now that they know that they can win — now they just have to accept the challenge of the competition we’re getting ready to face with the Big Ten season coming upon us.”Wednesday’s match marks the beginning of conference play in the Big Ten, and the Wildcats will certainly provide tough competition. Ranked at the top of the nation for the entire season, Northwestern has lost only once — a close 4-3 loss to No. 6 Duke Feb. 28. The Badgers know they will be tested, but they are embracing the opportunity.“We’re going to go out there and play really hard,” senior Liz Carpenter said. “We’re on our home court, so that’s an advantage, and we’ve been playing well — we’re just going out there and competing our hardest.”The Badgers have drawn a lot of their confidence from the play of Carpenter and her freshman doubles partner, Angela Chupa. Together, the two have amassed a record of 3-3 thus far and are the No. 40 doubles team in the nation. Perhaps more significantly, Carpenter and Chupa are also the first ranked members of the Wisconsin women’s tennis team in over two years.“It means a lot,” Chupa said about being ranked this year. “Being a freshman and being able to play with Liz, who’s an experienced doubles player — this is her last season and she wants to make everything of it — so it’s a pleasure for me to play with someone who really wants to go out with a bang, and I think we have potential to do really well the rest of the season.”Last Friday, Carpenter and Chupa exhibited their talent as a doubles pair, defeating Oklahoma 8-6 in a tiebreaker. Saturday, Chupa exhibited her prowess in the singles game, as she won her sixth singles match of the season over Tara Eckel in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1. The victory moved Chupa’s weekend record to 4-0 in both singles and doubles competition.Fleishman acknowledged his team’s confidence is improving every match, and sees the Northwestern match as an enticing opportunity to witness the Badgers at their best.“Anytime you play great competition, you tend to play a little bit freer in your swing,” Fleishman said. “The team has the ‘nothing to lose, everything to gain’ attitude, and I think you actually play better tennis that way.”With the Big Ten season finally getting underway, the Wisconsin women are aware they are entering the stretch run of the season. Following the Northwestern match, the Badgers will host No. 44 Indiana and No. 33 Illinois in a span of three days, and then embark on a three-match road trip beginning in South Florida. Still, the team has high expectations going into Wednesday’s match.“I expect to do well in the Big Ten (season), and I would love to go NCAAs for doubles with Liz, we just need to get our ranking up a little more,” Chupa said. “I really like playing doubles with her, and I think it would be a great opportunity for us to go to NCAAs.”Not surprisingly, Carpenter echoed her teammate’s goal of making the NCAA Championships at the end of the year. The NCAAs are the ultimate goal for every team in the nation, and Coach Fleishman sees no reason why his team is any different, just as long as the players stay confident.“Everybody here works hard — that’s not our issue,” Fleishman said. “Our only issue now is believing that we can win these matches. We just have to have the belief that we will win.”last_img read more

Yggdrasil and Tabcorp in Sun Vegas deal

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first_img Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Submit Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020 Share Yggdrasil Gaming has agreed a deal with Tabcorp for its slots to be featured on the Sun Vegas platform.Under the terms of the deal the supplier of online and mobile casino games will see its full portfolio of slots integrated, including the recently released Jungle Books and Valley of the Gods.Adam Ruffett, Director of Casino at Tabcorp UK, said: “Yggdrasil provides the type of high-quality games our customers demand, so we are delighted to add them to our growing library of titles.“We’ve been particularly impressed by the powerful and versatile in-game promotional tools which back up these games, and are confident they will prove popular on Sun Vegas.”As part of the deal Sun Vegas is to also have access to Boost, Yggdrasil’s collection of in game promotional tools, and Brag, its social sharing tool.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil, said: “It has been almost two years since we made the strategic decision to enter the UK, and our growth in the jurisdiction has been very encouraging.“Adding a brand as recognisable in the UK as The Sun is yet another major coup for us, and perfectly displays the growing demand for Yggdrasil content in this exciting market.”This follows news of a new title launched by Yggdrasil titled Reptoids, a 1960s inspired extra terrestrial slot.Featuring ‘old school graphics’ Reptoids sees aliens become exposed in top government positions, with new features also introduced alongside a storyline designed to further engage with users.last_img read more

A-H-S Students Get A Dose of Reality from Guest Speaker

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlina Branscombe used to suffer from opioid addiction. She started using heroin at age 19. Her 20s were spent in and out of rehab. She made her way to Alpena 6 years ago with one last chance for rehab. She ended up cleaning up her act with the help of Geneva French, a Substance Abuse Therapist. Today, Alina, is 6 years sober, a college graduate, a mother of two boys, and inspiration for those battling addictions. She spoke with A-H-S health classes about her journey and ways to get help. The biggest thing both her and French said was to not keep addiction a secret. Whether it’s a friend or family member, seek help.Here are a few links to seek help if you or a loved one is suffering from addiction…http://www.alpenasunrisecentre.org/https://www.recovery.org/browse/alpena-mi/https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Senior Citizens Learn Hands-On CPR TrainingNext Field Trip Friday Goes On Their Biggest Adventure Yet!last_img read more

Video: Watch Rabiu Mohammed’s debut goal for Evian TG FC

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first_imgMidfielder Rabiu Mohammed scored his first goal against Saint-Etienne as Evian TG FC drew (2-2) with AS Saint-Etienne (2-2) in the French Ligue One.last_img

Small Iowa lockers now able to sell meat across state lines

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first_imgDES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Agriculture says an agreement that is designed to help small-size meat processing facilities is moving ahead.Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says it involved lockers with fewer than 25 employees. “We’ve got a new cooperative interstate shipment program that will allow them to sell products across state lines for the first time,” according to Naig. “They’ll remain a state inspected locker — but they’ll be able to sell across state lines. And we think this is just a great opportunity that will have a long-lasting impact for these folks.”Without this agreement meat processed at a small-town butcher shop would have to be inspected a second time by federal inspectors before it could be marketed anywhere beyond Iowa’s borders. Naig says the deal has been in the works long before the COVID-19 issues with the meat supply chain. He says the process started last June as small meat lockers and processors came to him asked about it. Naig says then they started working with the U.S.D.A. on it.Naig says the current coronavirus impact on the supply chain has helped push this forward as livestock producers are trying to be creative for marketing their livestock. The capacity of the large processors dropped with COVID-19 outbreaks and that has led to some producers euthanizing their animals as they have no place to take them.“It is not terribly widespread yet — but each day that the plants don’t run at full capacity is a day that we are adding to that backlog,” Naig says. “The situation continues to improve with our packing plants, I think as of Wednesday, we are running right around 72 to 73 percent of our normal capacity. So, it’s going to take us some time to get back up to that normal capacity that we know we need.”Iowa is the seventh state, to enter an agreement. Those lockers that enter the agreement will still have periodic visits from federal inspectors.last_img read more