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Allam: Hull remain up for sale

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first_img Confusion reigns over the current status of Allam’s application after an arbitration tribunal found the original FA Council decision to reject his application could not stand. Allam told the Hull Daily Mail: “The club is up for sale as I’ve said before. There is no change. If I can change the club’s name to Hull Tigers then I will stay and develop the club further and further. I have shown it would be a success. “If it is not Hull Tigers then the club will be sold. What is the problem with that? I could have sold the club already, but I want it to go to a good home.” Allam appears to have until April 1 to submit a new bid to change the club’s name in time for next season, although he insists a new application is not necessary. Allam added: “The tribunal states, in this case the FA saying no to Tigers, that the decision should be set aside. That means nothing has happened. “The application has not been answered. The tribunal says our appeal was successful. That decision to set it aside was unanimous.” Hull owner Assem Allam has repeated his threat to sell the club if the FA fails to ratify his bid to change their name.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Team Nigeria Finishes Ninth as Australia Wins 2018 C’wealth Games

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first_imgBy Femi SolajaAt the end of 2018 Commonwealth Games  yesterday in Gold Coast , Australia, Team Nigeria won nine gold, nine silver and six bronze medals to finish ninth on the overall medals table.The feat though achieved through personal efforts of most Team Nigeria athletes, was a spot below the eighth placement at the Glasgow Games four years ago when we won 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals.Aruna Quadri won Team Nigeria’s last medal at the 2018 Games edition  after clinching silver in the men’s  table tennis singles event, losing to Ning Gao of Singapore on Sunday morning.South Africa emerged Africa’s best team as they finished in the sixth position with 13 gold, 11 silver, 13 bronze medals.Kenya were 14th with four gold, seven silver, six bronze, Uganda 15th with three gold, one silver, two bronze, Botswana occupied the 16th position on three gold, one silver, one bronze and Namibia with two gold ended in the 19th position.Cameroon who had one silver and two bronze finished in the 32nd position, Mauritius were in joint-34th position with one silver while Ghana and Seychelles who only won one bronze, were joint-39th in the medal table.Hosts Australia, were the overall winners at this year’s games after amassing 80 gold, 59 silver, 59 bronze to bring their medals total to 198.England who were champions at the 2014 edition, came second with 45 gold, 45 silver, 46 bronze, India clinched third spot with 26 gold, 20 silver, 20 bronze.Canada came fourth with 15 gold, 40 silver, 27 bronze and New Zealand finished fifth after securing 15 gold, 16 silver and 15 bronze medals.Meanwhile the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, commended the team for not just doing the nation proud but better the performance at the last edition in Glasgow. “ I thank you very much for making us proud. We have done a comparative analysis and looked at the size of our contingent when we went to Glasgow. How many sports we competed in and how much money was voted? These are the factors which will confirm whether we have done better here or not. From the average knowledge of what I have, we have done better here than what we did in Glasgow.”The Minister also announced that arrangements to host those available back in Nigeria has been put in place.“This will enable us to interface, interact, cross pollinate ideas and enjoy ourselves. I don’t want us to access our success with medals. We should assess our success by participation and the way we conducted ourselves during the Games.It is also time to begin to invest in our athletes if we want to do well in sports,” he remarked. The next edition of the Commonwealth Games in 2022, will be hosted in Birmingham, England, from July 27 to August 7.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse scores season-worst 54 points in loss to Arizona State

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first_img Published on December 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Briana Day struggles down low as Syracuse offense sputters in loss to No. 24 ASUcenter_img With less than eight minutes standing between Syracuse and its third consecutive loss to a ranked opponent, Brittney Sykes took her turn trying to shoulder the offense.She weaved through Arizona State players under the basket and put in a layup to cut the deficit to four. She tried her hand again on the ensuing possession, clashing with the Sun Devil’s Kelsey Moos down low while dishing the ball to an open teammate behind the arc.Play froze as Sykes was whistled for the offensive foul, and she dismissively waved her hand at toward the official. It punctuated another fruitless Syracuse possession, and yet another failed attempt to create offense from the floor or the foul line.“We just didn’t get no calls,” senior guard Cornelia Fondren said. “We shouldn’t expect calls.“I just think that was the main thing, we just got to go up strong and be tough and go to the basket.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFondren was the only Orange player sent to the free-throw line — making both shots with 7:43 left in the second quarter — while the rest of her teammates never got there in the ensuing 27:43. It compounded No. 19 Syracuse’s (6-3) offensive struggles against No. 24 Arizona State (5-3) in a 61-54 loss on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.It was apparent from the opening possession, as Alexis Peterson found Brianna Butler and missed an open 3, that SU’s perimeter-heavy offense would be stretched thin. In a lackluster 26-point opening half, Peterson was Syracuse’s only player with more than one made shot.“(We) were lucky to even be in that game,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said.As with the deflated foul-shooting numbers, Syracuse was handicapped by its failed attempts to create offensive opportunities. At the start of the second half, ASU’s Katie Hempen found Moos on a fast break to put the Sun Devils up 31-26.Peterson then pushed Syracuse up the floor for its opening possession, but was whistled at the top of the key as she was trying to set up SU’s offense. She spread her arms out wide in protest of the foul call and Hillsman signaled for a timeout after Arizona State dropped in another layup to extend its lead.The Syracuse marching band tried to will life back into the Carrier Dome by starting a “Let’s go Orange” chant with a small contingency of SU fans in attendance — most still waiting for Syracuse to make its first basket of the half to sit down again.“We couldn’t score,” Butler said.Syracuse never led in the second half, and coupled a season-low 58 shot attempts with a season-worst 23 total rebounds. Each time SU thought it found its answer offensively, the Sun Devils called back.Butler cut the deficit to four at the start of the fourth quarter with a quick jump shot, but ASU’s Quinn Dornstauder promptly beat SU big Briana Day on a fast break to lay in two more points.Hillsman shouted, “Don’t relax, keep fighting,” from the sideline. It was as close as Syracuse would ever get to the lead again.“If you sit back and let Syracuse shoot, then they’ll put 70-80 (points) on you that fast,” Arizona State head coach Charli Turner Thorne said as she snapped her fingers. “We don’t sit back.”In the waning seconds of the fourth quarter, Syracuse got one of its final breaths from Fondren. She drove to the basket akin to Sykes, bumped into Moos as she threw her shot up and in off the backboard.There was no whistle for a foul or dismissive reaction. It was the shot Syracuse needed to make against the best nonconference opponent it has left to play, and it didn’t fall until 27.6 seconds remained in the contest.Said Hillsman: “I’m not concerned. It’s like we’re here in a funeral right now. A lot of games left. I’m not concerned.” Commentslast_img read more

Interpro championships get underway today

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first_imgThe first of the hurling semi-finals takes place at McDonagh Park in Nenagh at 2.45pm when Leinster take on Connacht.And then at 6.00pm in the football semi-finals Leinster host Connacht at Parnell Park in Dublin.Munster and Ulster begins their campaigns in both codes tomorrow.last_img

Bel defies Ôawful’ weather to lead girls’ championship

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first_img “It was percentage golf. If I got out of position it was a case of don’t try anything stupid, just go for the middle of the green and knock in a few putts here and there.” The approach worked for she managed to complete the inward half in level par, remarking: “I was pleased with my back nine.”  2 Aug 2017 Bel defies Ôawful’ weather to lead girls’ championship Caption: Laughing in the rain: Bel Warde (right) with playing partners Amelia Williamson (left) and Lily May Humphreys (image copyright Leaderboard Photography). Tomorrow the forecast is for winds strengthening to 40mph but Wardle said: “I don’t really look at weather forecasts, I’m just going to turn up and see what I can do.”  At the end of today’s play the field was cut to the leading 40 players and ties who go forward to tomorrow’s final 36 holes. A total of 42 players qualified.  She’s two shots ahead of fellow international Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) who was round in level par today. A further stroke back, on three-under, is Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, Surrey) who was one-over today.  Girl international Bel Wardle defied appalling conditions to take the halfway lead on six-under par in the English girls’ championship at Littlestone, Kent.  She was round in two-under 71 today, remarking afterwards: “It has been awful, just awful. The wind has been so strong and the rain has just been lashing down on the back nine.”  Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire) negotiated the front nine in two-under but faced a real challenge coming home. “When I went into the back nine I knew I needed to hang on. I was either playing into the wind or cross winds, I don’t think there was a downwind hole, it was just playing long.  There’s a host of players in contention at the halfway stage, including Megan Dennis (Woburn, Buckinghamshire) and Caley McGinty (Knowle, Gloucestershire) on two-under. Overnight leader Annabell Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey) is one-under, alongside  Nicola Slater (Woodsome Hall, Yorkshire) who equalled the low score of the day with her two-under 71.  “I just stuck at it,” said Slater, who has just won the North region ladies’ title. She’s not a great fan of links golf but enjoys adapting to the challenge and said: “I think the weather distracted me, I didn’t focus too much on the score, I just played it as it came.”  “It was really rough out there,” said Lewis. But she gave herself a great start, chipping in for an eagle on the second and then holing a 10ft putt for birdie on the third. She got to the turn in two-under before battling home: “It was good to hang in there in the weather,” she said.  Click here for full scores.last_img read more

Thurston County Residents Reminded of Summer Safety as Heat Wave Approaches

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first_imgFacebook37Tweet0Pin0  The heat can be hard on the young and the elderly. Check on relatives and neighbors who may be more sensitive to hot weather—young children, infants, seniors and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk during extreme hot weather.For additional safety tips on how to beat the heat, download the Thurston County Medic One pamphlet at www.co.thurston.wa.us/medic1/documents/Heat-injury-pamphlet.pdf. Know the basics and know your limits. Stay sober, learn CPR and always take a cell phone with GPS.Do you need a life jacket before you hit the water? Safe Kids Thurston County has a life jacket loaner program, where you can borrow life jackets at no cost. The life jacket loaner program has life jackets in every size, from infant to adult, available at Kenneydell Park, Pioneer Park, Millersylvania State Park, Clear Lake, Summit Lake, Lawrence Lake and Offutt Lake Resort. Visit www.SafeKidsThurstonCounty.org/water-safety for more information on the life jacket loaner program and other child safety information.As temperatures climb this weekend, keeps tabs on weather conditions and hot weather tips and information with the Thurston County Emergency Management Division web pages at www.co.thurston.wa.us/em. If temperatures rise to the mid-90s or higher, additional tips and possible cooling center information will be posted on the Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter accounts.Stay connected with TCEM with social media. Get Thurston County Emergency Management updates on Facebook and Twitter:Facebook: ThurstonEMTwitter: @ThurstonEM Find cooler air in public places. Shopping centers, movie theaters, libraries and community centers are typically air conditioned, so go out, have fun and find some cooler air. Rivers, lakes and beaches have hidden hazards. Watch out for sudden drop-offs, riptides and currents, rocks, logs and snags that are hidden underwater. Take it easy and avoid heatstroke. Don’t over-exert yourself with heavy duty yard work or strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. Submitted by Thurston CountySummer heat is about to take hold in the Puget Sound region, and Thurston County’s emergency services staff are reminding residents that a few simple tips can help you beat the heat and stay safe, too.HOT WEATHER TIPSKeep a cool head and remember the basics: drink plenty of fluids; avoid the sun and stay in the shade; use sunscreen even if you’re outside for only a few minutes. NEVER leave children or pets in a hot car. The air may be hot, but the water is still cold. Many rivers and lakes in western Washington are fed by snow melt and glaciers, and the average water temperature for Puget Sound is only about 60 degrees. Stay close to shore and rest if you are cold or tired. Swimming in open water is harder than in a pool, and even strong swimmers will tire faster and get into trouble more quickly. Stay close to shore where rescuers can easily reach you in an emergency. WATER SAFETYA day at the beach or on the lake is a great way to beat the holiday heat, and following some simple water safety tips can keep your fun in the sun from taking a tragic turn.Life jackets save lives! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe when swimming, boating or floating is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Always swim with a buddy, and swim where there are lifeguards when possible. Let friends and family know where you plan to swim and when you expect to return home.  Keep pets cool, too. Check on your outdoor pets frequently and make sure they have shelter from the sun and plenty of water.last_img read more

LONGSHOT AWESOME LUCK WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GONZALEZ; HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY HEAP, GOES GATE TO WIRE WHILE GETTING FLAT MILE IN 1:37.97

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 17, 2016)–With the luck of the Irish wafting in the air on St. Patrick’s Day at Santa Anita, Harris Farms’ home-bred Awesome Luck made every pole a winning one in taking Thursday’s $58,000, one mile allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths under Santiago Gonzalez. Conditioned by Blake Heap, the 5-year-old Ghostzapper mare seemed to appreciate a surface switch from turf to dirt as she negotiated the distance in 1:37.97.“She doesn’t seem to handle the grass,” said Heap in reference to a 13 ½ length defeat going one mile on turf here Feb. 21. “She’s a steady-paced type of filly and today, she showed what she can do. I told John (owner, Harris) she was doing good coming into this.”Off at 14-1 in race five, the middle leg in Santa Anita’s Pick Six, which, thanks to a two-day carryover, generated a total pool today of more than $2.6 million, Awesome Luck was the second biggest price in a field of seven California-bred or sired mares and paid $30.20, $11.00 and $7.00.With the winner’s share of $34,800, she increased her earnings to $96,875. Awesome Luck now has two wins from 12 career starts.“It’s St. Patrick’s Day and we have the green and white colors, so I guess that didn’t hurt,” said Harris. “I don’t know if the jock’s Irish, but I guess today, everybody is!”The heavy favorite at 3-2, Take It Easyplease sat second the entire trip, but couldn’t keep up with the winner around the far turn and finished second, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Stole a Kiss. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Take It Easyplease paid $3.40 and $2.80.Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Stole a Kiss was off at 6-1 and paid $3.80 to show.With a two-day Pick Six carryover of $548,670 from Sunday, $2,115,962 in “new money” was wagered on Thursday, creating a total Pick Six pool of $2,664,632. Thursday’s Pick Six will conclude with the eighth race, which is scheduled to be run at approximately 4:33 p.m. PDT.last_img read more

Family refutes officials’ claims regarding C-section

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first_imgLinden Hospital maternal death– says prenatal documents not released The family of 41-year-old Jennifer Gill of Amelia’s Ward, Linden, who died at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) on Monday evening following the delivery of a healthy baby boy has refuted claims that she did not require a C-section delivery.One of Gill’s family members has also indicated that officials are in possession of the now deceased woman’s prenatal health documents which they have not yet released, adding that they believe this action should be investigated.They said the woman’s fiancé has opted not to disclose much until a post-mortem examination is conducted. The family failed to show up for the procedure, which was expected to be conducted on the body of the deceased woman at the Hospital on Wednesday.Gill’s niece, Tashanna, who resided with her, noted on Thursday that the family has not yet decided when they would have the procedure done, but confirmed that they would go through with it.LHC officials have since noted that the family would now have to travel from Linden to Georgetown to have the procedure done, since pathologists would not return to the said hospital to conduct the post-mortem.Hospital officials have so far indicated that the medical institution would have so far completed its investigation into the matter and an official report was prepared and sent to the relevant authorities, including the Chief Medical Officer and the Director of Regional Health Services.The medical institution’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Farouk Riyasat noted on Wednesday that based on his medical knowledge and facts of the report, he believed that Gill died after suffering a blood disorder, referred to as Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), which caused rapid blood loss and thinning, eventually leading to shock and kidney failure.The CEO made the revelation, which he stated was his belief, during a media briefing, which was also attended by the Hospital’s CMO, Dr Romesa McDonald and Public Relations Officer (PRO) Toshanna Alicock. Dr Riyasat also said that the family’s failure to show up for the post-mortem examination has hampered the flow of information for the report.The Hospital’s PRO had noted that according to facts from the report, on first assessment by the doctor on duty, Gill was in active labour when she arrived at the Hospital, being dilated at six centimetres (cm) and did not require a C-section. This was also reaffirmed by the CEO, who said that a C-section would have also proved fatal for the deceased woman given the alleged blood disorder which she suffered from. The Hospital CEO also refuted claims by the family that a C-section was not performed since there was no doctor available, as he claimed that the Hospital provides for doctors to be on call 24/7.He said only the anaesthetic consultant was later called in, but an obstetrician had been present with the patient at all times. Dr Riyasat also stated that an obstetrician was the one to decide if Gill needed a C-section, but he said Gill was found to be in the position to facilitate a normal delivery. Dr Riyasat reiterated that General Medical Officers (GMOs) were on site while consultants were always on call and theatre staff always  available, adding that a doctor was on site when Gill arrived.However, with regard to the conditions which the officials noted reportedly led to her demise, Gill’s niece, Tashanna, has since indicated her disbelief. “It’s all a lie. Everything that they’re saying is not true. At this point, I’m just putting everything in God’s hands. They’re not letting go of anything. They have all those documents. They holding on to all the papers,” she said.Officials had also indicated that the family had been kept up to date on the now deceased woman’s condition, and that she was given the best possible care.last_img read more

PSG, Barcelona on verge of UCL last 16

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first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Daley Blind (R) fights for the ball with Benfica’s Douglas dos Santos during their UEFA Champions League Group A first leg match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, on Ocotber 18, 2017 © AFP/File / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPARIS, France, Oct 30 – Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, five-time champions Barcelona and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are among the teams looking to book a Champions League last-16 place on Tuesday.The pick of the action sees Anderlecht take on Neymar and co. in Paris, while Barcelona face Olympiakos and Roma go head-to-head with Chelsea in Italy. Here AFP Sport takes a look at what is at stake in each group:Group AAt Manchester, EnglandManchester United (ENG) v Benfica (POR)Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian M’Bappe controls the ball in front Neymar during their UEFA Champions League Group B first leg match against Anderlecht, at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels, on October 18, 2017 © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEJose Mourinho’s side can secure a place in the last 16 with two matches to spare with a win at Old Trafford, if Basel avoid defeat against CSKA Moscow.United are unbeaten at home in 12 meetings with Portuguese opponents — their last home loss in Europe came in a 2-1 reverse against Real Madrid in the 2012/13 competition.Benfica are likely heading towards an early exit after losing their first three group games and will be without veteran defender Luisao following his dismissal in the 1-0 defeat by United in Lisbon.Brazilian striker Jonas scored his league-leading 12th goal in a 1-0 win over Feirense on Friday, while United bounced back from a shock loss at Huddersfield Town by edging Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday courtesy of Anthony Martial’s late winner.At Basel, SwitzerlandBasel (SUI) v CSKA Moscow (RUS)Basel’s Taulant Xhaka scores a goal during their UEFA Champions League Group A first leg match against CSKA Moscow, at the VEB Arena stadium in Moscow, on October 18, 2017 © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVBasel will clinch a spot in the knockout phase with a second straight win over CSKA Moscow, if Benfica fail to beat United.After a slow start to the season, Basel have hit their stride with six wins in their last eight games.Conversely, CSKA are in the middle of a terrible run of form after only winning once in their last eight matches and scoring just twice in that period.A 1-0 defeat at Arsenal Tula on Friday left them four points off leaders Lokomotiv in Russia, but Alan Dzagoev could return after a month out with an Achilles injury.Group BAt Glasgow, ScotlandCeltic (SCO) v Bayern Munich (GER)Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels (R) celebrates scoring a goal with teammate Arjen Robben during their UEFA Champions League Group B first leg match against Celtic, in Munich, on October 18, 2017 © AFP/File / Christof STACHECeltic matched their century-old British record by stretching their domestic unbeaten streak to 62 matches with Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock.But Brendan Rodgers’ team face a stiff test against Bayern Munich as they bid to keep their European adventure alive.A resurgent Bayern eased to a 3-0 win over the Scottish champions a fortnight ago, and a repeat success would all but end Celtic’s chances of reaching the knockout rounds.Jupp Heynckes is hopeful striker Robert Lewandowski will be fit for the trip to Glasgow after limping out of Saturday’s 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig — their second triumph in four days over their title rivals after a shootout win in the second round of the German Cup.At ParisParis Saint-Germain (FRA) v Anderlecht (BEL)Unai Emery’s French heavyweights have cruised through their opening three fixtures — netting 12 goals with none conceded — and will be expected to again sweep aside Anderlecht at the Parc des Princes.Edinson Cavani struck twice more in Friday’s 3-0 victory over Nice, giving the Uruguayan 15 goals in 14 matches this term, as PSG stayed four points clear in France.Neymar is also set to return after serving a domestic one-match ban following his red card against Marseille.Anderlecht have yet to register a goal or point in this season’s group stage, with their last away win in the Champions League proper coming in December 2005.Atletico Madrid’s Kevin Gameiro jumps over Qarabag’s goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic during their UEFA Champions League Group C first leg match, in Baku, on October 18, 2017 © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVGroup CAt MadridAtletico Madrid (ESP) v Qarabag (AZE)Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are still searching for their first win of the competition after a goalless draw in Azerbaijan a fortnight ago.They are in danger of missing out on the knockout stages for the first time since failing to qualify at all in 2012-13.The Spanish side have made a solid start in La Liga and are unbeaten in their first 10 games, but sit eight points adrift of leaders Barcelona in fourth place after five draws.Although Qarabag picked up their first Champions League point in Baku, Atletico will be expected to have little trouble in closing the gap on Chelsea and Roma, ahead of a home match against the Italians and a crucial visit to Stamford Bridge.At RomeRoma (ITA) v Chelsea (ENG)The winner of the clash at the Stadio Olimpico will be well-placed to reach the last 16 with both teams still to play a game against struggling Qarabag.A thrilling 3-3 draw at Chelsea last time out prevented the Premier League champions from moving five points clear at the top of Group C, with Roma now looking for a victory to overtake Antonio Conte’s men.Roma won their last home game against Chelsea in the group stages nine years ago, but have not reached the quarter-finals since 2007-08.Chelsea gave their English title defence a boost by beating Bournemouth at the weekend to stay nine points off top spot, while Roma are seven points behind Serie A leaders Napoli with a game in hand.Group DAt Piraeus, GreeceOlympiakos (GRE) v Barcelona (ESP)Barcelona could secure a last-16 place on Tuesday. A fourth straight group-stage win in Greece would book a knock-out spot unless Sporting Lisbon beat Juventus.Ernesto Valverde’s men are on a 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions since losing both legs of the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid.The five-time European champions are flying high in Spain, having only dropped two points in their first 10 outings.Barca talisman Lionel Messi is La Liga’s top-scorer so far this term with 12 goals and has also netted three times from three Champions League outings.The first meeting two weeks ago saw Barcelona ease to a 3-1 win with only 10 men, while Olympiakos, bottom of Group D, will be eliminated if they lose and Sporting fail to beat Juventus.At LisbonSporting Lisbon (POR) v Juventus (ITA)Sporting and Juventus look set to be in a straight fight for second place in Group D behind Barcelona, with Tuesday’s match in Lisbon crucial after the Italians’ 2-1 win at Turin.Jorge Jesus’ team are looking to draw level on points with their opponents, although last season’s runners-up would move all but into the knockout rounds with victory.After winning six consecutive Serie A titles, Juve trail in-form Napoli by three points domestically despite a strong start to the campaign.Jesus is hoping to improve Sporting’s European pedigree as the Portuguese giants have not reached the last 16 since 2009, when they lost 12-1 on aggregate to Bayern Munich.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

City, county agree on fire aid

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first_img“There has to be mutual benefit to both jurisdictions,” Lockhart said. “That’s not the case on the east side. Their level of service is high enough.” La Habra Heights resident George Edwardz, who has pushed for an east side station on Harbor Boulevard, said he is disappointed the agreement doesn’t cover his area of town. “We’ll have to be self-sufficient, and we’ll have to provide a station on that side,” Edwardz said. Bates and fire Chief John Nielsen are now preparing answers to 21 questions about a fire station on Harbor Boulevard. The questions include the cost of a new dormitory and its maintenance, earthquake issues and noise. The agreement also requires two joint training sessions of the city and county firefighters to be held every year. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA HABRA HEIGHTS – Quicker fire department responses to the west side of this city and nearby unincorporated areas are expected under an automatic aid agreement reached by the city and Los Angeles County. The memorandum of understanding went into effect Sept. 1. “It should really give peace of mind to our residents to know that they not only have our first-class fire and paramedic service, but also have as backup Los Angeles when it’s needed,” City Manager Ron Bates said. Under the agreement, county fire trucks would go to the west side of La Habra Heights, while city firefighters would go to unincorporated areas between the city and La Habra. The county has about 30 of these agreements with other cities, including Santa Fe Springs. “They improve service for both agencies,” said Gary Lockhart, chief deputy for the county Fire Department. “Because (city) boundaries are so irregular, if you have a station closer, we can share resources.” Even with automatic aid, trucks from the department with jurisdiction still will show up, Lockhart said. Not included in the agreement is the east side of La Habra Heights. Lockhart said the east side wasn’t included because city trucks can get there in good time, and there wouldn’t have been enough reciprocity from the county with the additional area. last_img read more