English Premier League Standings

first_imgPoint STANDINGSPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (3) Arsenal 16 10 3 3 29 13 16 332 (1) Man City 16 10 2 4 32 17 15 323 (2) Leicester 15 9 5 1 32 21 11 324 (4) Man U 16 8 5 3 21 12 9 295 (5) Tottenham 16 6 8 2 26 14 12 266 (6) Crystal P 16 8 2 6 21 15 6 267 (7) Watford 16 7 4 5 18 16 2 258 (8) West Ham 16 6 6 4 25 21 4 249 (10) Liverpool 16 6 6 4 20 19 1 2410 (9) Everton 16 5 8 3 29 21 8 2311 (11) Stoke City 16 6 5 5 13 14 -1 2312 (12) S.hampton 16 5 6 5 21 19 2 2113 (13) West Brom 16 5 5 6 16 21 -5 2014 (14) Bournem 16 4 4 8 20 31 -11 1615 (18) Newcastle 16 4 4 8 18 31 -13 1616 (15) Chelsea 15 4 3 8 17 24 -7 1517 (16) Swansea 16 3 5 8 15 24 -9 1418 (17) Norwich 16 3 5 8 18 28 -10 1419 (19) Sunderland 16 3 3 10 17 30 -13 1220 (20) Aston Villa 16 1 3 12 13 30 -17 6last_img read more

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Free Health Care in Sight

first_imgFor a country with over three million people and endowed with resources to spare, and given how long it has been in existence, one would think that Liberians began enjoying  free health care a long time ago.Just because that did not happen way back then, is no reason this country’s citizens should not celebrate what many regard as a breakthrough for this administration that has been under pressure for what many still regard as promises unfulfilled.On Friday last week, to an assembly of Ministers of Health visiting here from the Economic Community of West African States region, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf disclosed that her government is initiating a Liberia Health Equity Fund (LHEF).The LHEF will be a new funding mechanism that will help to pay for health care for all Liberians on an equitable basis. Everyone will have access to the same services regardless of where they are, who they are or their financial standing.The Liberian President said if the country is to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), it must begin to build a sustainable health financing system through domestic financing for the health sector.Admitting that it would be a difficult task—considering the multiple needs of a country undergoing reconstruction—she said it must be done!Her statement might have been prompted by what she observed as fast-paced declining donor support to the health sector.President Sirleaf said that despite this and other challenges, government is working to improve the health and social welfare status of all Liberians on an equitable basis.She named inadequate financing for drugs, facility construction, health workers incentives; poor-quality service delivery; financial constraints of the population themselves, especially the poor, as some of the major challenges facing the health sector.Also mentioned were unbalanced service-provision across counties—given intermittent transport difficulties—and declining contributions from international partners“Achieving Universal Health Coverage takes time and perseverance for it involves accessibility, affordability, and quality service. Government is endeavoring to realize this through strong political commitment at all levels.”She reminded the audience of the commitment she made when she addressed the 63rd World Health Assembly in Geneva that people should not have to die simply because they are poor; and pledged to find mechanisms to continue to allow Liberians to access the health care they need without having to pay up-front fees.The Liberian leader commended the health team for the services they are rendering free of charge, in all of the rural areas, though sometimes are challenged when it comes to quality;Nevertheless, health service and delivery is expanding in such a way that alerts them to patients’ health problems—if urgent—they can go to a health service center and get immediate and urgent care until they can be transferred to facilities that require much more attention.”We realize that free health care is not free; someone has to pay for it,” she pointed out; it has to be paid through other forms of taxes and through the mobilization of resources. She applauded partners for the support.Health Minister Walter Gwenigale last year indicated that the LHEF was a laudable initiative that would help cater to the health needs of all Liberians. He noted that the issue of health is a necessity and as such every Liberian should have access to quality health service.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Number of house lots allocated keeps shrinking

first_img– even though demand increasesGovernment had paused the distribution of lands and had instead embarked on an initiative which forced Guyanese into buying pre-built houses.A section of the Perseverance Housing Scheme in ProvidenceThis has caused the distribution of house lots to reduce significantly since the change of Government in 2015 despite the fact that the demand has not decreased. It was evident in the 2017 Annual Report of the Housing Authority which was laid in the National Assembly a few months ago.The report shows that a total of only 1131 house lots were allocated in that year for qualified applicants. In fact, the report states that the original target of allocations for that year was merely 1000.This does not compare favorably with the previous year, when according to the report, 2020 house lots were allocated, an improvement on its original target of 1100. This includes 625 low to moderate income house lots and 1395 middle to high-income house lots.But both of these years’ figures pale in comparison to the number of houses lots distributed in previous years under the former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration. In the CH&PA’s 2013 annual report, its programme performance assessment had indicated that 4417 house lots were allocated, just shy of the 5900 target.Under the previous Administration, over 100,000 house lots were distributed and over 200 core houses were made available to underprivileged families, while a programme for professional groups provided 200 teachers, nurses and Policemen with fast-track access to loans for home construction.However, as the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) forges ahead with the construction of more core houses, this time in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, the agency has assured that corrective measures were taken to address the faults that were reported by residents at the houses at Perseverance Housing Scheme, Providence East Bank Demerara.Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Lelon Saul said that he is certain that those concerns were addressed while noting that once they are in receipt of complains, they act immediately.Last month, several home owners complained of faults on the core homes, some of which they were forced to fix themselves owing to the long delay.One resident, Seeta Singh told this newspaper that her ceiling was falling apart. She explained that there seemed to be a leakage with the zinc as the ceiling is swollen and the ply board was falling off both inside and outside the home.Another resident, who also lives in the area, complained that his window frames were falling off and he is fearful for his safety. At that time, he said his home was visited by a contractor about two weeks ago, who promised to fix the default but showed up informing him that he had “run out” of materials.Meanwhile, Richard Coddet, another resident in the scheme, told this publication that he had been living in his home for about three years now and is still experiencing trouble because of faulty foundation and roof works. “From the inception when we got this home, we encountered a lot a lot of problems but at the end of the day, overall, we are grateful because we are happy to have a home. We had leaks, we had cracks, we still have cracks and the house seems to be sinking because of the foundation,” he explained.last_img read more

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Flights diverted due to fog, device breakdown

first_imgDozens of airplanes were grounded or diverted from Los Angeles International Airport when fog covered the field during heavy traffic hours and a critical piece of bad-weather equipment failed, authorities said Wednesday. However, operations were back to normal later Wednesday morning. “The weather’s cleared a little bit, the equipment’s back in service,” said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. A light sensor on a device that measures ground visibility in fog went out at around 4 a.m., Gregor said. Nine to 12 incoming flights had to be diverted to other airports, most of them to Ontario, he said. The visibility at the airport later improved and the equipment wasn’t needed, Gregor said. The device was fixed shortly before 8 a.m., he added. Fog also caused problems on Tuesday night during a period of heavy traffic, Gregor said. “Fog forced us to reduce the arrival rate,” he said. Beginning at about 7 p.m., about two dozen Los Angeles-bound flights from other Western airports were held on the ground for up to an hour, Gregor said. LAX is near the ocean and occasionally gets night and morning fog during the summer “June gloom” period but “you can fog at any time,” Gregor said. “Is this common for this time of year? No. Is it unusual? No,” he said.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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Russia World Cup was a success – and the underdog had his day

first_imgSupporters from across the world took over the streets of Moscow and other host cities, with Latin American fans coming in especially large numbers.There have been fewer visitors from western countries for a number of reasons, including well-publicised frosty diplomatic relations with Russia. But England fans were among Europeans who roused themselves to come to Russia towards the end of the competition when they thought their team had a chance of going all the way.– A different side –Having been scared off by stories that they could be targeted by hooligans, they have seen a different side to Russia and most will leave with the same impression as their team’s manager.“The organisation of the tournament has been brilliant, our welcome in Russia in every city has been outstanding,” said Gareth Southgate after his team’s 2-0 defeat against Belgium in the third-place play-off in Saint Petersburg.“There is a lot talked about the relationship between our two countries, but on a personal level, and mixing with the people, we couldn’t have been made more welcome.”Whether it has really been “the best World Cup ever”, as FIFA president Gianni Infantino described it, is one thing. But Russia has put on a great show, and the football has been memorable.Kylian Mbappe with Lionel Messi after France eliminated Argentina in the last 16 © AFP / Luis AcostaThere have been slightly fewer goals than four years ago in Brazil (163 before the final compared with 171 in total in 2014), but there has only been one goalless draw, between France and Denmark.Initial fears about the introduction of video assistant referees have proven largely misplaced, despite some controversies during the group stage.Most refreshingly of all, Croatia’s remarkable run to the final and the premature departures of powerhouses like Germany, Spain and Argentina show that international football can still be so unpredictable, in contrast with the UEFA Champions League, a competition dominated by a few wealthy clubs.It was meant to be the World Cup of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or perhaps Neymar — Brazil went out in the quarter-finals, while Messi and Ronaldo were eliminated in the last 16 and, now in their 30s, may never win the trophy.– Croatia an inspiration –Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Luka Modric have shone, but this has not been a World Cup dominated by an individual, a reminder that it is wrong to reduce this team sport down to just a few names.“For me, Messi is the best player in the world, Neymar is very close to Messi, and all those star-studded teams who relied and focused exclusively on these players, went home early,” said Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic.“The teams who were compact, united, who fought for something, remained longer. Maybe this is one of the weirdest World Cups.”Luka Modric in action against England — Croatia’s progress is an inspiration for smaller countries © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPerhaps it has been, especially as their run to the final suggests that it could be futile for a country to plan long-term for success.Football in Croatia is wrought by infrastructural and political problems, and Dalic himself only became coach late in their qualifying campaign, but thanks to his impact and some good players they have gone far.“It’s inspiring for anyone in the world. If Croatia win the World Cup, you should be able to fight for your dreams,” said Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.They have given hope to smaller countries, who will aspire to emulate their success as the World Cup heads for a new, uncertain era, with the 2022 tournament in Qatar being played in November and December, and the controversial expansion to 48 teams set for 2026 in North America.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A Brazil fan joins the crowds gathering in Moscow’s Red Square, a focal point for visitors to Russia for the World Cup © AFP / Jewel SAMADMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 15 – The World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow on Sunday brings the curtain down on a month-long festival of football that has changed perceptions of the host country while also giving hope to the underdog on the field.Fears of racism, violence and diplomatic spats clouded the build-up in Russia, but since the football began, it has been an overwhelmingly positive experience for foreign visitors, of whom there have been more than a million according to FIFA.last_img read more

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Argentina players stage coup against under fire manager Jorge Sampaoli – reports

first_img Argentina’s defeat to Croatia has left them on the brink Argentina got off to a bad start after only managing a draw against Iceland in their opening Group D clash and broadcaster TYC Sports claim the players have had enough and have staged a coup against their manager in an attempt to save their campaign.TYC Sports have also said that president of the Argentina Football Association Claudio Tapia has told Sampaoli that he does not have control over the players.This is not the first time a team mutiny has spoiled a heavyweight nation’s World Cup campaign, with the French team at the 2010 tournament led by Nicolas Anelka and Patrice Evra staged a mutiny against the unpopular Raymond Domenech.Argentina must beat Nigeria in their final game on Tuesday otherwise they will be getting an early plane ticket home.You can listen to the game live on talkSPORT from 7pm. Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has fallen out with the rest of his squad and is “no longer making decisions”, according to reports in the South American nation.The two-time World Cup winners are in dire straits after suffering a 3-0 pummelling at the hands of Croatia on Thursday, leaving them facing the prospect of an early exit from Russia.center_img 1last_img read more

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DONEGAL FARMER LEAVES €3.7MILLION FORTUNE IN WILL

first_imgONE OF east Donegal’s best-known farmers has left an estate worth well over €3.5 million in his will.Colin George Wilson, from Castlefinn, left €3,726,664, according to public information released today.The value of the will includes all property and is not a cash estimate. DONEGAL FARMER LEAVES €3.7MILLION FORTUNE IN WILL was last modified: November 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL FARMER LEAVES €3.7MILLION FORTUNE IN WILLlast_img read more

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Men’s Tennis Set to Compete At MVC Championship on Saturday

first_imgThe Bulldogs claimed their 10th MVC regular season championship when they defeated Wichita State, 4-3, on April 15. Vinny Gillespie, who is ranked 77th nationally in singles, leads the team with a 18-4 dual match record. Sophomore Tom Hands has been one of the most consistent players in the lineup with a 16-6 record and has gone 8-1 in his last nine matches. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team, as the No. 1-seed will play the winner of Stony Brook and Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship semifinals on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Normal, Ill. The winner will play the winner of Wichita State and Southern Illinois on Sunday for the MVC Championship title and receive the MVC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Print Friendly Version Story Links Tournament Central Illinois State has dropped five of its last six matches, including a 7-0 loss to the Bulldogs on April 8. Andreas Boers is the only Redbird with 10 singles dual match victories. Stony Brook enters the weekend tournament with 9-5 record and has won six of the last seven matches.last_img read more

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Three geocaching challenges to know about

first_imgThe Fizzy Grid, Jasmer, and 365-Day Challenge. No, these aren’t a bubbly drink, a southern gentleman, and the answer to a 1st-grade math problem. They’re statistic goals for the seasoned geocacher! But what exactly are they? Read more to find out.Fizzy GridThe Fizzy Grid will test your mental skills, then your physical skills, then both at the same time. Sometimes referred to as the “Well-Rounded Cacher” and the “81 Grid”, the Fizzy Grid requires you find a cache for each combination of difficulty and terrain. If you want to really go above and beyond, fill out a Fizzy for each cache type. Know of any D5/T5 caches?JasmerPopular in the United States, the Jasmer requires geocachers find one cache hidden each month since geocaching began in May 2000. To give you a sense of the breadth of this challenge, there are less than 110 caches hidden in 2000 that are still active. Geocaching road trip, anyone?365 Day ChallengeIt shouldn’t be too difficult to figure this challenge out: find one cache for each calendar day of the year! That could mean a 365-day streak or a multitude of geocaching expeditions over several years. In case you’re wondering, the next Leap Day is February 29, 2020.Your geocaching goalsDon’t be afraid to think outside the grid. Here’s a goal: take every one of your family members geocaching. Here’s another challenge: pick up five pieces of trash every time you go caching. Experiment with the possibilities. Didn’t someone once say, “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done?”Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching #goals: Fizzy Grid, Jasmer, and 365-Day ChallengeAugust 5, 2014In “Learn”Rock Chalk’s 2019 geocaching goalsJanuary 15, 2019In “Community”Tres retos de geocaching para conocerJanuary 15, 2019In “Español”last_img read more

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UST stops Cignal-Ateneo, maintains perfect record in PBA D-League

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Generika snaps 6-game skid, nips Foton in 5 sets LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Mark Nonoy, who has see action in the collegiate ranks,  led UST’s charge with 23 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one steal, while Rhenz Abando sniped away with 21 points, anchored on 6-of-9 three pointers.  He also finished with a steal and a shot block.Big man Soulemane Chabi Yo muscled his way inside with 20 points and nine rebounds for the Growling Tigers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Our mindset for this game was to see where we are right now,” said UST head coach Aldin Ayo.“Ateneo is one of the best collegiate teams in our country so we want to measure ourselves on how we can play against them.” Gian Mamuyac had 18 points to lead the Blue Eagles who played without center Angelo Kouame and head coach Tab Baldwin. / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MANILA, Philippines – The University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers maintained its perfect record in the 2019 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup after preying on Cignal-Ateneo, 112-98 Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.The Growling Tigers charged to a 3-0 win-loss record while the Blue Eagles dropped to second spot with a 2-1 card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy MOST READlast_img read more

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