UAAP lifts Perasol suspension; UP coach back vs UST Wednesday

first_imgNegros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LATEST STORIES Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I was able to reiterate my regret over my overreaction in that particular game,” Perasol added.Ilagan’s decision received the support of the league.“The UAAP, through the Board of Managing Directors and Board of Trustees, maintains that it will support and respect the Office of the Commissioner about any technical concern,” UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag said in a statement.“It is well within the power of the commissioner to reconsider on the ground of newly discovered evidence or developments such as availing in this case.”Saguisag noted the need for continued improvement in the area of officiating, which he said, needs the full cooperation of everyone involved, particularly the coaches, players, and officials.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It took a personal apology from University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol for the UAAP to soften up its stance and lift the last of his three-game suspension.A day after the UAAP Board of Trustees turned down an appeal on his case, Perasol personally reached out to UAAP commissioner Jensen Ilagan last Saturday and also extended his apology to referee Jaime Rivano, the subject of his outburst that led to the UP coach’s ejection in the 63-89 loss to Ateneo in the final game of the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Vera moves on from first ONE loss, sets sights on defending heavyweight belt The lifting of Perasol’s ban could not have come at a better time for the Fighting Maroons, who are in second spot behind Ateneo with a 5-3 record.The Maroons, who split the two games that Perasol missed, will be back at full-strength when they take on the University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday at MOA Arena.Perasol said sitting out the last two games helped him understand his team better.Despite their star-studded lineup, the Maroons have struggled through the majority of their campaign.“In hindsight, what those suspensions gave me was a chance to a appreciate how we’re playing as a team as viewed in a different medium,” he told the Inquirer.“There are a lot of aspects in our game which I couldn’t figure out until I watched live on TV. Looking forward, I believe it will only prove beneficial to our team.” LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Perasol’s move set the wheels in motion forIlagan to reconsider his decision and lift the suspension.“Last Saturday was the first time our office heard directly from coach Bo and we appreciate his sincerity and evident humility in expressing his regret regarding the incident between him and referee Rivano, which happened last Sept. 29,” said Ilagan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Coach Bo emphasized how he deeply regretted his actions toward the official and extended his apology towards the UAAP Board, organization and the entire community.”Perasol said his meeting with the league commissioner allowed both parties to see the league from different perspectives.last_img read more

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THE GREAT PATAMONA DEBATE – ‘languaging’ at 3000 feet above sea level

first_imgPreserving our literary heritageBy Petamber PersaudFriday, December 20, 2019, Georgetown, Guyana, six feet below sea level: first oil and it made headlines, locally and afar.Friday, December 20, 2019, Paramakatoi, Guyana, 3,000 feet above sea level: also flowing at a blistering pace was a debate on indigenous languages conducted totally in Patamona. This is another first for Guyana yet it did not make the news. It did not make the news but it did move those who witnessed the debate.For those who witnessed the debate, it was a treat, an engaging treat. All elements of a classy debate were present – the thrusting and parrying, the flow of the Patamona Language (Ovid Williams gave a live/running translation for the benefit of the ‘mudheads’ of the coastlands/non- Patamona-speaking attendees only), the articulation (no, these were not scholars nor orators but a people in tune with their language, in tune with their body – innate qualities, in tune with their culture and their identity), the crowd engagement with each side, each salient point presented was cheered. Yes, you could also laugh and heckle in Patamona.The JudgesBefore the start of the event, the air was filled with excitement as people despite the wet and slippery conditions trickles and thronged towards the venue which could not hold everyone so people were standing around or seated on their ATVs outdoors. The din of exchanges in the language was a sign that sparks would fly during the debate.The opening items on programme were designed to set the stage for a quality debate. The prayer in Patamona by Pastor Roy Edwin was poignant, so too was the reciting of the National Pledge by all standing reverently, capped by an elucidating overview of the debate by Ovid Williams, who also introduced the team from Georgetown and [those identifies ] were urged to stand to be acknowledged. But it was the moderator, Lennox Aaron, who did an outstanding job keeping the ball in play throughout the event and we were off like an ATV with Ovid Williams doing live translation for benefit of the team from Georgetown.The moot: ‘Indigenous Languages hold tremendous benefits, not just for Indigenous Peoples, but for all Guyanese, hence, it’s the responsibility of the Government to ensure that the languages are preserved and promoted nationally’.Best Speaker Molly SimonThe audience was into the action from the start as both the Opposition and Preposition Teams battled it out with emotion and gesticulations that paid a dividend, even without the translation, we would have followed the direction of each presentation.There were consensuses between the Preposition Team and Opposition Team on a few issues for instance both agreed that the indigenous languages must be preserved and one way to do this is for the languages to be documented, documentation was of utmost priority. However, the disagreements fell in two main areas, for instance, it was the responsibility of the indigenous peoples to preserve the languages by keeping then in usage and functional and the focus of Government should be on more important things like improving or providing necessary amenities for indigenous peoples. A big issue was that speaking indigenous languages only poses a barrier in communication especially in the job arena and in the field of education where examination papers are set in English.After the break, there was an informative cultural item showcasing people who were Patamona of different ethnicity – Blacks, East Indians, Chinese and Europeans, some who came and, in order, to survive and live in such an environment had to learn Patamona like the shop owner/immigration agent, Sammy.In the end, the Preposition Team won the debate which meant that the moot also won the day as pointing the way forward, and just as well for the minister in the Ministry for Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Hon. Valerie Gorrido-Lowe was present and the ball was lobbed into her court. In the end, there were no losers for on this momentous day everyone walked away with heads held high and pride beating their breasts.The International Year of Indigenous Languages is a United Nations observance in 2019 that aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of Indigenous languages across the world, with an aim to establish a link between language, development, peace, and reconciliation. (From UN website)It would be remiss if I failed to highlight at least one part of the printed programme under the heading ‘keeping in touch with your roots’ which states ‘learning to speak in the mother tongue is very important for a child’s overall development’ for it ‘benefits the child in many ways …it connects him to his culture, ensures better cognitive development, and aids in the learning of other languages’.Both teams with trophiesGuyana must be commended and should be given a citation by the UN for executing the mandate of that august body. Even unto the last days of 2019, this country was in full and active support of the UN call for the year 2019 to be designated ‘International Year for Indigenous Languages’ by hosting a debate in an indigenous language with the moot ‘Indigenous Languages hold tremendous benefits, not just for Indigenous Peoples, but for all Guyanese, hence, it’s the responsibility of the Government to ensure that the languages are preserved and promoted nationally’. Yes, Guyana sitting at 6 feet below sea level should be commended for elevating such an issue to the height of 3,000 feet in the air – a fitting end to the year.Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email: oraltradition2002@yahoo.comlast_img read more

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North West Secondary gets $1M for science & technology

first_imgPresident David Granger on Friday handed over million to the North West Secondary School to boost its science and technology facilities.The President said that science-based education is the key to development of the region, and by extension the country.President David Granger (second from left) and acting Headmistress Carlotta Joseph (left) with some students of the North West Secondary School, and regional officialsPresenting the cheque to acting Headmistress, Carlotta Joseph, at the Mabaruma Airstrip even as it started to rain, the President said that as the country pursues a path towards ‘green’ development, it is important that advances be made in the areas of science and technology. He noted that this is an investment that Government is making to ensure the emergence of a richer region and country, thereby ensuring a better life for all Guyanese.“We feel that education and equality is the basis for providing employment. It is the basis for empowerment and it is the basis for driving our economy. We have embarked on what we call the ‘green’ strategy and in order to exploit this ‘green’ strategy and in order to exploit our resources and to make this region a richer region, science and technology must be the basis of your education system. This region is bigger than Trinidad and we are convinced that you all, if you embrace science and technology, can produce all of the commodities that they require in Barbados and in Grenada. Any avocado pear, any mango, any fruit, anything you want, you can produce in this region,” the President said.The Head of State told representatives of the school that once results are seen, then Government will continue to invest in the school: “Our Government is going to help any school that is prepared to help themselves and if you put this money to good use, next year Christmas, you will get another million dollars,” he promised.As an expression of gratitude, a poem written by a student of the school Jermaine Joseph, was performed, which read “It is not often that you find a heart that palpitates for mankind. For us, your interest is nothing shy of the best for we have seen that you are one so keen for you act on thought that most keep at bay. With hearts of genuflection we acknowledge your kindness, a man of sustained interest, none can claim rejection.”This is the fourth school, but fifth institution, which has benefited from the President’s endowment of funds for the science and technology education. In December 2015 he pledged $1 million to support the educational programmes which are being undertaken by the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG).In September of this year, he pledged an initial $1 million to boost the Berbice High School’s (BHS) computer lab. Later, in October, the President, in re-emphasising the importance of designing curricula focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), handed over another $1 million to the Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) Hindu School at their 12th graduation ceremony. In November, the President presented $1 million to the President’s College at its 26th graduation exercise.last_img read more

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Kenya to face New Zealand in Dubai quarters

first_imgThe Boks finished top of the pool with a perfect record after beating Canada in their last preliminary game, much to the delight of the Kenyans who were hoping for the exact result.Shujaa ran in five tries against Uganda’s two, though the match left head coach Innocent Simiyu scratching his head with injuries.Dennis Ombachi was taken off injured after scoring the opening try afgainst Uganda. Photo/KRUSpeedy winger Collins Injera limped off the South Africa match with a suspected hamstring strain while Dennis Ombachi was stretchered off in the Uganda match after picking up what looked like a nasty foot injury after dotting down Kenya’s first try of the game against Uganda.Eden Agero, Dan Sikuta, Oscar Ayodi and Brian Tanga added in more tries for Kenya with Sammy Oliech converting two of them.Uganda’s tries were grounded by Solomon Okia and Kabras Sugar’s Philip Wokarach, with the latter converting both.Ombachi’s injury after his try caused a long stoppage and Kenya’s legs had numbed down when the match resumed allowing Uganda to draw level.The Rugby Cranes won possession straight from the restart with  Solomon Okia popping through the centre to steal the ball and race to dot down under the posts for his fourth try of the tournament as Wokarach successfully converted.However, Eden Agero took Kenya back into the lead after a quick start to a set piece, sneaking in the middle of the Ugandan backline after catching them off-guard but Oliech’s attempt at the conversion went wide.Kenya Sevens head coach Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu is upbeat the team will the targets set by Kenya Rugby Union. Photo/COURTESYShujaa should have added a third try after some good build up but Oliech lost the ball a few yards off the try box to see Uganda turn over.But they made amends minutes later when Sikuta dotted down after marauding his way.Sikuta picked up an offload just inside the Ugandan 22, bumping off his Kabras Sugar team-mate Wokarach before dotting down.Vintage Wokarach however, cut the deficit for Uganda with his typical moves, noticing a gap in the Kenyan backline before kicking and chasing, landing and converting for a 19-14 halftime lead.Shujaa though, knowing they needed to win at all costs for a place in the quarter finals, came back spirited in the second half with skipper Oscar Ayodi leading the front, galloping close to 60m while avoiding tackles to land Kenya’s fourth try of the game.Scrum-Half Brian Tanga then wound up the evening with his sixth career try with Oliech adding in the extras, Kenya winning 29-14.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pius Ogena of Uganda attacks against Kenya on day one of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai on 1 December, 2017. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby. Photo/IRBNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1- Having finished second in Group A after beating neighbors Uganda 29-14, Kenya will face New Zealand in the Main Cup quarter finals of the Dubai Sevens on Saturday morning.This is after the team bounced back from the 48-5 embarrassment against South Africa to beat a stubborn Uganda side and finish second in the group.last_img read more

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Moral compass spins out of control

first_imgThe starlet, the cardinal, the baseball slugger and the mayor make an unlikely quartet, except possibly in a summer when scandals have rocked everything from entertainment and religion to sports and politics and produced a virtual morality play on a public stage.Lindsay Lohan’s moment in the spotlight may have been the most poignant. On the night she was arrested for driving drunk and with a suspended license and carrying cocaine, the 21-year-old actress was quoted by companions in the SUV as boasting:“I can’t get in trouble. I’m a celebrity.”But to some, it resonates as more of a mantra in a time when seemingly anything goes. There’s an apparently steroid- bulked-up Barry Bonds setting home- run records. There’s President Bush commuting the prison sentence of his vice president’s chief of staff, who lied and stonewalled through a criminal investigation.There’s a blood-doping scandal plaguing the Tour de France. There’s Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony’s attempts to quash a clerical sexual abuse scandal that ultimately cost $660 million to settle.Then there’s the dogfighting and dog-killing charges against NFL superstar Michael Vick, not to mention Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s admitted extramarital affair that destroyed his 20-year marriage and could threaten his once-promising political career.“There is no consequence. They do it because they can,” said criminal defense attorney Alex Jacinto. “If there is no real threat from society to enforce the law and they see people getting away with what they do, then what’s to stop anyone else? “Where’s the moral compass for society?” Three days after Lohan’s meltdown, party-gal Nicole Richie was sentenced to four days in jail for her second drunken-driving conviction in four years. That came less than a month after Richie’s “The Simple Life” reality-TV co-star Paris Hilton served a drama-filled 23 days in county jail for her own alcohol-related reckless-driving conviction.But the severity of the sentences has left some wondering whether the stars got preferential treatment. And convicted vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby got off with just a $250,000 fine.Mahony is still a cardinal, attempting to salvage his legacy as a prince of the church. Villaraigosa is still the mayor, working to relaunch his political star. Hilton has a new album, movie and book in the works, and Bonds will soon be the all-time home run king.If Vick’s high-powered lawyer got former NBA star Jayson Williams out of a murder charge, is it a stretch to believe be can’t get the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback off for inhumanity to dogs?“If (he does) get away with it, it does send a terrible message,” said John P. Crossley Jr., director of the USC School of Religion and an expert on religion and social ethics. “There are some built-in checks and balances against some (immoral and unethical) behavior, like Nike taking the action it has (to suspend Vick’s endorsement deal).“The kind of thing (Vick) is alleged to have done, including dog-killing, is on the same plane as Pete Rose gambling on baseball. And on some things, there is no forgiveness (from society), or Pete would be in the Hall of Fame.”To some degree, America has always had an “outlaw” culture, dating back to the Wild West, with society indulging and even reveling in the exploits of its bad boys and wicked femmes, especially the charismatic ones who could stay ahead of the posse. Is the latest string of high-profile blunders a glimpse of a new evolving morality and a generation of self-entitlement that feels it’s not bound by the old rules?Or is it that instant news access is simply highlighting what have always been a litany of human foibles?“There have always been culture wars, but are we in so-called moral decline?” Crossley asked rhetorically. “I would say no. It’s not different than at any time in history. “I would say the thing that is new is what’s gone on with Barry Bonds and steroids and the Tour de France and blood doping and transfusions is this idea of winning at any cost — that it’s more important to win or to break Hank Aaron’s record or win the Tour de France than to play fair.”Winning at any cost, of course, isn’t limited to professional sports. Consider consumers who used Napster to download free music and Enron lying about its corporate performance.In one way or another, Americans “cheat” every day: using the car-pool lane when driving solo, fudging tax returns and college exams, plagiarizing term papers off the Internet, padding a resume, lying about their age or even using cosmetic surgery to disguise the aging process.“As Charles Dickens noted 150 years ago, Americans are always ready to forgive rogues — as long as they’re rich,” notes David Callahan, author of “The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead.”“Thanks to the trends of the past quarter-century, this national trait has become ever more pronounced. If you mix the values of the Me Generation with the notion that ‘greed is good,’ you get lots of cheating.”Often that cheating is criminal.Last fall, the backup punter at the University of Northern Colorado was charged with stabbing the first-string player in his kicking leg in order to become the Bears’ starter.It’s an extreme example of how far young athletes — and sometimes their parents — will go in pursuing dreams of college scholarships and professional contracts. “There’s a lot of this that goes around where parents are trying to use their children as retirement funds, thinking they’ll gets some multimillion-dollar contract down the way,” said Tony Czarnecki, owner of the All American Sport Shoppe baseball store in Canoga Park.“If they think (their son) might be a decent athlete, you’ll often see that in elementary school, they’ll pull him back a year in school so that he’ll be a year older than the other kids in his grade. When he reaches high school, he’ll be older and bigger with a body that’s more mature.”Four years ago — before even steroids broke on to the national landscape as an evil in baseball — the hottest supplement among athletes at community colleges in Southern California was 1-Test, an anabolic steroid hawked by athletes and some supplement stores.“It was implied that if you wanted to get playing time, you had to get with the program and get bigger,” said an athlete who played on a team and requested anonymity because he now plays at a four-year college. The stakes are even bigger in show business, and the rules have obviously changed.“If Paris Hilton can be shown having sex on the Internet and still get lucrative handbag, clothing and perfume lines, not to mention a TV reality series, it shows that there really isn’t any price to pay for your indiscretions,” says Hollywood comedian and writer Jerome Cleary.“Anything you do that is scathing or where you’re cheating only makes you famous today if it is somehow acknowledged. You can glorify even your apology.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Climate change: whodunit?

first_imgIn a room kept at 30 degrees below zero at the National Ice Core Lab in Denver, rows of aluminum cylinders are cataloged and stacked on shelves stretching the length of an office-sized freezer. There, the ice cores are carefully sliced and examined to gauge temperature, precipitation, volcanic eruptions and other factors in past climates. Ancient temperatures are determined fairly simply by looking at the ratio of two types of oxygen. If there’s more of the heavier oxygen, it was warmer, and with more of the lighter oxygen, it was cooler. The ice cores also provide good records of carbon dioxide, the gas emitted by all living things and the main culprit in global warming. Indeed, without carbon dioxide to trap heat and warm the Earth, the planet’s average temperature would be a few degrees above zero. What has impressed scientists most is that data from a variety of sources all point in one direction: the Earth is warming faster now than it has in many millennia and it’s directly our fault. They are careful to factor in the wide natural variations in climate before they can state with confidence that the warming of the past century rises above what they call “statistical noise.” While a handful of skeptics argue the computer models, which have to crunch millions of bits of data, are unreliable, they are fundamentally simple and are constantly improving, White said. “To say the climate system is complicated and we can’t understand it, that’s bogus,” he said. Plug in the amount of sunlight coming down, the amount of particles in the air that reflect heat away, and the level of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, and it’s pretty easy to get an accurate picture of how the climate will behave. Run the model without high levels of carbon dioxide, and temperatures would be similar to what they were 50 or 100 years ago. Carbon dioxide levels are now higher than they’ve been in perhaps a million years or longer, scientists say. During the last ice age, carbon dioxide levels were about 180 parts per million. Before the Industrial Revolution about 150 years ago, they were around 280. Today, the level is 380 ppm and rising. That difference of 100 ppm in a little more than a century is “the same change that gave us huge glaciers,” White said. Models that include high levels of greenhouse gases match the observations that global temperatures have risen about 1 degree in the past century. It’s expected the next major analysis of temperatures will show the increase to be continuing. Previous climate shifts, including the medieval warm period and the little ice age that stretched a few hundred years before the mid-1800s are easily explainable by other natural phenomena. The warm period corresponded to a drop in volcanic eruptions and the little ice age saw more volcanoes erupting, which kicked up dust and particles that lead to cooling, said Tom Crowley, a professor of geology at Duke University in North Carolina. This century has seen several big volcanic eruptions, plus the addition of particles of pollution that can block sunlight, all of which should lead to cooling. Yet the temperatures continue to climb. Scientists worry about “positive feedbacks,” for example, ice caps start melting, which means there is less ice to reflect sunlight and the melting accelerates. Warming is especially pronounced in the arctic, where melting permafrost releases tons of methane, an even more powerful greenhouse gas, leading to faster build-up of gases and more trapped heat. But what’s the big deal about 1 degree? Researchers say the higher temperatures will mean more wildfires, droughts, big storms, rising sea levels and freakish weather, though it’s tough to estimate specific local impacts. Islands and coastlines could become submerged, costing untold billions of dollars and triggering global political crises. andrew.silva@sbsun.com (909) 386-3889160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Climate is like a detective story. We’re trying to figure `who done it,”‘ said Ben Santer, a climate scientist with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore who specializes in “fingerprinting” the natural and man-made causes of climate change. Tree rings, ice cores and other geological, physical and chemical clues have allowed scientists to peer back in time and reconstruct past climates. “People can relate that when it’s warmer and there’s more water, trees grow better,” said Jim White, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado. Scientists seek out species of trees most affected by temperature and use the growth of those tree rings to estimate past conditions. Ice cores drilled from Antarctica, Greenland, Wyoming and other locations are like frozen “Star Trek” tricorders – cylindrical encyclopedias of atmospheric conditions going back more than 100,000 years. The warmest six months in a century. That’s where the first half of 2006 ranked, and that was before the July heat wave cooked much of the northern hemisphere. The last third of the 20th century saw the highest temperatures in at least 400 years and probably the past 1,000 years, according to scientists. How do they know? Given there were no thermometers 500 years ago, how can scientists be so confident the world is getting warmer? last_img
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The Premier League’s top scorer next season will be…

first_img Jermain Defoe (AFC Bournemouth) – A dark horse for the Golden Boot, Defoe will be hoping to continue his fine form in front of goal for Bournemouth, having joined the Cherries from Sunderland. He scored 15 goals last season, netting every 221 minutes, but was playing as the main attacker in a team always on the back foot. Bournemouth play a very attacking brand of football, and Defoe could capitalise massively. He is one of the best finishers in the division, and afforded more chances to score, Defoe could easily pass the 20-goal mark – or even aim for higher. 8 8 Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – click right to see the other leading Golden Boot contenders – The winner of the last two Golden Boots – with 25 and 29 goals in respective seasons – Tottenham striker Kane will start the 2017/18 campaign as favourite to be crowned top goalscorer again. He ended last year having struck 29 times in just 30 matches, scoring at a rate of a goal every 87 minutes. Should he replicate that form next term and stay free of injury, Kane could easily break the record for most goals scored in a 38-game Premier League season (31), and could even pass the record set in a 42-game campaign (34). Click the right arrow, above, to see other contenders for the Premier League 2017/18 Golden Boot. Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) – Announced as a new Chelsea signing pending a medical and the agreement of personal terms, Morata arrives to the Premier League unproven but with potential. His goal record does not look too good (27 goals in 93 games for Juventus, 31 in 95 for Real Madrid), but, with context, Morata’s scoring abilities are impressive. The Spain striker scored 18 times in 35 LaLiga and Champions League games last term. However, he started just 15 of those matches, meaning Morata’s goal rate is better than one a start. In fact, he scored a goal every 57.7 minutes in 2016/17, the best ratio of all players on this list. 8 Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) – Lukaku finished last season second in the race for the Golden Boot, falling four goals short of Kane while playing for Everton. However, he played over 700 minutes more football than Kane, and his scoring rate stood at 131 minutes per goal. He has since transferred to Man United, where he should have a fine chance to improve as a footballer seeing as he will be playing alongside more talented teammates. Despite that improvement, Lukaku could actually see his goal output fall. He rarely had to play against ultra-defensive teams while with Everton, and most teams sit deep to absorb pressure against the Red Devils. There are still doubts Lukaku can score in these sort of games. It’s up to the man himself to prove he can. 8 8 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – Should Sanchez remain at Arsenal – or move to another Premier League club before the transfer deadline – he will be one of the favourites to lead the scoring charts in 2017/18. He finished third in 2016/17, netting 24 goals at a rate of one every 134 minutes. He spent much of the season playing as Arsenal’s main forward, though he will likely drop to a deeper role following Alexandre Lacazette’s arrival at the Emirates. This could impact his goalscoring with Arsene Wenger likely to demand Sanchez takes on a more creative role in the midfield. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – Brought to the Premier League by Arsenal, Lacazette should be the Gunners’ first-choice striker. A prolific goalscorer in Ligue 1, the 26-year-old leaves France having netted 100 goals in 203 matches. He ended the 2016/17 campaign with 28 goals scored in 30 appearances, having managed to find the back of the net every 86 minutes. There are two big questions over Lacazette, though. Firstly, the quality of Ligue 1 still leaves much to be desired, and Lacazette has struggled to show his goalscoring talents in other competitions (9 goals in 23 games in Europa League, 5 in 18 in Champions League, 1 in 11 for France). Secondly, 10 of the 26-year-old’s league goals last term came from the penalty spot, and, without them, his goal record is much less impressive. Strikers have been on the menu this summer transfer window.Some of the biggest money moves in the Premier League have seen clubs bring in goalscorers, including Romelu Lukaku swapping Everton for Manchester United and Arsenal signing Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.Furthermore, on Wednesday Chelsea announced they had reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign Alvaro Morata, with the Spain forward set to replace the outgoing Diego Costa.So, with new strikers in the league, and existing ones at the top of their game, who could finish the season as top scorer?talkSPORT take a look at eight contenders for the 2017/18 Premier League Golden Boot, and you can see them all by clicking the right arrow, above… 8 Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – Despite rumours linking Aguero with Chelsea, it appears the Argentina forward will remain with Man City for the coming campaign. He has reached the 20-goal mark in four of his six seasons in the Premier League, and actually recorded a better minutes per goal ratio (120) than Sanchez and Lukaku last term. The only problem for Aguero will be his struggle for game time. Pep Guardiola brought in Gabriel Jesus last season, and he will likely start the season as first choice striker. Aguero will guarantee goals, but needs to play enough to reach the top of the Golden Boot list. 8 8 Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – Brazil forward Jesus should be fully fit for the start of the season after recovering from injury, and will be hoping to start the new season as he finished the last one. Arriving at the Etihad in January, the 20-year-old scored seven goals in just 10 games to end the season as one of the most in-form attackers in the division. He netted a goal every 93 minutes, and is likely to start the season ahead of Sergio Aguero in Pep Guardiola’s plans. Injuries have affected Jesus since his arrival in England, and long absences could rule him out the running for the 2017/18 Golden Boot, but he is sure to star for City having now had time to settle in England.last_img read more

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Will Antonio Conte stick by Alvaro Morata v Leicester? Predicted Chelsea XI

first_img 11 11 27. Andreas Christensen (Centre back) 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (Centre midfield) Chelsea will be looking to move into second place ahead of Manchester United when they take on Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.The Blues trail the Red Devils by one point and know a victory will help them leapfrog their opponents before they host Stoke on Monday.Antonio Conte will be without his new signing Ross Barkley, who continues to build up his fitness after taking part in his first training session with the Blues earlier this week.So, how could the Blues line-up against Leicester? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted Chelsea XI listed in squad number order… 13. Thibaut Courtois (Goalkeeper) 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (Centre back) 9. Alvaro Morata (Striker) 11 7. N’Golo Kante (Centre midfield) 15. Victor Moses (Right wing-back) 11 11 24. Gary Cahill (Centre back) 11 11 10. Eden Hazard (Attacking midfield) 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko (Centre midfield) 11 3. Marcos Alonso (Left wing-back) – Click the right arrow to see the predicted Chelsea XI 11 11last_img read more

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Jackson County Inmate Roster – 8-25-16

Release Date:08-24-2016 – 5:05 pm View Profile >>> Loudermilk, Anthony R Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 3:00 pm Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 11:29 pm Booking #:95397 Booking #:95396 Pruett, Lindsay B Booking #:95400 Thomas, Michael A View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking #:95395 Ellis, Jordan P Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 1:26 pm Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear Pferrer, Angela M Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Charges:5 Writ Of Attachment Couch, Angela D Charges:35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult) View Profile >>> Booking #:95401 Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 12:20 pm Booking Date:08-23-2016 – 10:22 am Release Date:08-24-2016 – 11:05 am Booking #:95397 Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 1:16 pm Charges:35-48-4-6 Possession Cocaine or Narcotic35-48-4-3.3 Poss of Para , non prior16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe Charges:9-30-5-3 Operating Vehicle Intox/Prior9-30-5-1 BAC .08% to .14% View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Charges:3 Out of County Hold Booking #:95399 View Profile >>> Release Date:08-24-2016 – 11:34 pm View Profile >>> Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 4:35 pm Release Date:08-24-2016 – 4:50 pm Release Date:08-24-2016 – 10:50 am Charges:35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult) Combs, Daniel C Huber, Noah G Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 6:04 am Charges:35-42-2-1 (1A) Battery35-42-2-1 (1A) Battery Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox7.1-5-7-7 (2) Minor-Consumption of Alcohol9-26-1-2 Leaving the Scene-Property Dam Booking #:95059 Bond:$1000 View Profile >>> Charges:9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox7.1-5-7-7 (2) Minor-Consumption of Alcohol9-26-1-2 Leaving the Scene-Property Dam Release Date:08-24-2016 – 1:49 pm Doerflein, Casey L Charges:35-46-1-5 Nonsupport of Dependant Child View Profile >>> Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 6:04 am View Profile >>> Godsey, Jonathan T Charges:35-43-4-2 A Theft Davis, Jason W Huber, Noah G View Profile >>> Booking #:95049 Elsner, Karley A View Profile >>> Charges:35-43-5-3.5(a) Identity Deception35-48-4-6 Possession Cocaine or Narcotic16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe35-44-2-2 False Reporting or Info (OLD) Charges:5 Writ Of Attachment View Profile >>> Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear Bond:$705 Release Date:08-24-2016 – 11:34 pm View Profile >>> Charges:3 Out of County Hold Charges:34-47-2 Direct Contempt Sturgill, Randall R Booking #:95390 Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 11:29 pm Ross, Amney D Vogel, Stephanie M Booking Date:08-02-2016 – 12:14 am Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 4:35 pm Johnson, Clinton D Booking #:95401 Release Date:08-24-2016 – 4:50 pm Charges:35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult) Bond:$5005 Booking #:95391 Booking #:94514 Booking Date:06-23-2016 – 4:35 pm Booking Date:04-01-2016 – 2:55 pm Release Date:08-24-2016 – 10:05 am Booking #:95390 Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. Bond:$705 Release Date:08-24-2016 – 5:05 pm Booking #:95252 Release Date:08-24-2016 – 1:20 pm Release Date:08-24-2016 – 1:05 pm Charges:35-48-4-1.1(a) Dealing in Meth35-48-4-1.1(a) Dealing in Meth35-48-4-1.1(a) Dealing in Meth35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking Date:07-13-2016 – 2:47 pm Booking #:95387 Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 8:23 pm Booking #:95392 Biggs, Sara J Booking #:95398 Booking #:95394 Booking #:95162 Arnholt, Erin M Bond:$1000 View Profile >>> View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 11:03 am Booking #:95393 Charges:5 Writ Of Attachment View Profile >>> Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 5:40 pm Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 6:32 pm Pferrer, Angela M Davis, Jason W Booking Date:08-24-2016 – 2:52 pm Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear Booking Date:06-25-2016 – 2:04 pm read more

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Rory Gallagher steps down as Donegal boss

first_imgListen back to Rory Gallagher’s final post-match interview below:LISTEN BACK: Donegal versus Galway Reaction Donegal County Board have confirmed that Rory Gallagher has stepped down as manager of the county senior team.The Fermanagh native notified the players and the county executive of his decision on Monday evening.Gallagher succeeded Jim McGuinness as senior team boss for the 2015 season, and had agreed a new three-year deal to remain in charge in 2016, but has opted out with two years of that deal remaining.Gallagher led Donegal to Ulster finals in 2015 and 2016, but the youthful side suffered a heavy defeat to Tyrone in this year’s Ulster semi-final.Donegal had beaten Antrim previous to that game in the provincial championship, and also comfortably survived in Division One of the National League, despite the high turnover of players since last season.They also beat Longford and Meath in this year’s All-Ireland qualifiers, but lost heavily to Galway in Markievicz Park in round four on the weekend before last.Gallagher was first brought into the Donegal intercounty set-up as a selector by McGuinness in 2011, helping them win the Ulster Championship that year and again in 2012, before they went on to claim the All-Ireland title.McGuinness changed his backroom team before the 2014 season, and Gallagher instead assisted U21 boss Maxi Curran for that year, before his appointment as senior boss following McGuinness’s decision to step down after the All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry.Gallagher was subject to online abuse on social media following the defeat to Galway, and Donegal PRO Ed Byrne will discuss this with Niall Delaney on Ocean FM’s North West Today on Tuesday morning.last_img read more

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