Watch: Bayern Munich decimate Tottenham 7-2 in stunning Champions League showing

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/GettyAdvertisement bg19NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs56kcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E49jd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gWould you ever consider trying this?😱zkmzCan your students do this? 🌚o20u7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Tottenham Hotspur were confident enough to face Bayern Munich in their Champions League face off at their home turf, but did not expect an utter humiliation after being decimated by 7 goals!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/GettyHere below is the highlights from the 9 goal thriller from the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, courtesy to YouTube channel Hulu Sport. Enjoy the goals below-Advertisement Although Spurs forward Heung min Son opened up the scoreline in the 12th minute, Bayern fullback Joshua Kimmichnetted in the equalizer just after 3 minutes. The FC Hollywood veteran striker Robert Lewandowski gave themselves the lead in the 45th minute, as the scoreline was 2-1 at half time.The real drama, however, kicked off in the second half, as Bayern’s winger Serge Gnabry scored an astounding four goals, all in the second half. Undoutedly this was the trurning point of the match, as Pochettino’s defence just wasn’t enough to stop the 24 year old German.Advertisement Spurs skipper Harry Kane scored from the spot for their second consolation goal, and Lewandowski completed his brace in the ending minutes.This was Tottenham’s biggest defeat at home, and also the first English club to concede 7 goals, since they themselves lost 0-8 to another Geman side FC koln in 1995’s UEFA Intertoto Cup. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sir Biggs to go one better

first_imgWITH the Pick-9 and Super-6s having been caught on Wednesday, both start anew on tomorrow’s mammoth 13-race programme, which commences as early as 11.15 a.m. The Pick-9 will embrace races five to 13, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from eight to 13. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a $550,000-$500,000 claiming race to be contested by seven starters over 1400 metres, including the recent winner, FORCE DE JOUR, with 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey riding for veteran trainer Robert Darby Sr. FORCE DE JOUR beat RED FLAG and EDISON over 1100 metres on January 31 in a highly competitive overnight allowance race, and now edging down to high claiming company, should tick off his eighth win from his last 11 races. ACTION MAN, who won recently, and the consistent GOLDEN BULLET, should ensure that FORCE DE JOUR is extended. RICHIE’S PIK, with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for trainer Collin Blair, looks best of a moderate lot in the second race again over 1400 for maiden four-year-olds and up. The four-year-old son of War Marshall was a fast-finishing second to LAGUNA POINT over the straight course on January 1 and followed up with a fair effort behind MINY LEE on January 9. On both occasions, he was ridden by the sparingly-used jockey Phillip Parchment. Ellis could make all the difference tomorrow. LEGAL ARENA looks the obvious danger in a field of 10. SIR BIGGS, who has been knocking at the door lately, gets the nod over old rival SCAR in the third race over a mile to be contested by nine starters. SIR BIGGS, who will now be ridden by top apprentice Linton Steadman for trainer Donovan Plummer, went under in a close finish to TURBO MACHINE CAT over 1400 metres on January 31, a race in which SCAR was just behind in third and is a danger to SIR BIGGS as a result of that performance. The last three races in the first Super-6 should be won by GOLD MINER (Omar Walker up), down in class DA JACKAL (Aaron Chatrie), and ALEXANDER with Dane Nelson aboard. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) FORCE DE HOUR/GOLDEN BULLET (2) RICHIE’S PIK/LEGAL ARENA (3) SIR BIGGS (4) GOLD MINER/ZANDRINA (5) DA JACKAL/CHEERS (6) ALEXANDER/EXPRESS TRUCKlast_img read more

Cleveland rocked: Indians’ season comes to stunning halt

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson ESPN, TV5 join forces for rebranded ‘ESPN 5’ After getting to Game 7 of the World Series a year ago, the Indians set out to win it all in 2017. This was supposed to be their year.Instead, it’s just another heartbreaker for a Cleveland team that appeared unstoppable and had Kluber on the mound at home for the biggest game this season.“It’s disappointing,” manager Terry Francona said. “We felt good about ourselves. We came down the stretch playing very good baseball, and we did some things in this series that I don’t think were characteristic of our team. We made some errors, kicked the ball around a little bit.“Sometimes you don’t swing the bat. That’s part of it. But we made it harder to win in some cases, especially the last two games.”But the presumptive Cy Young Award winner wasn’t himself in two starts, posting a 12.79 ERA and looking ordinary. Following Game 5, Francona hinted that Kluber may have been bothered by a back injury — and other health issues — that put him on the disabled list earlier this season.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I don’t think we need to get into details of that,” Kluber said when asked about the injury. “I was healthy enough to go out there and try to pitch. I don’t think anybody is 100 percent at this point of the year, but good enough to go out there and try to compete.”Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius homered twice off Kluber in the first three innings, staking the Yankees to a 3-0 lead.“I made two mistakes to Didi,” Kluber said. “He’s a good hitter and he hit two home runs. I felt like I threw the ball better than I did the other day, but ultimately it wasn’t good enough.”When they left for New York on Friday with a 2-0 lead, the Indians seemed to be in the driver’s seat.But a team that won 22 straight games — the longest streak in AL history — couldn’t prevent its first three-game losing streak since July 30 to Aug. 1.Outfielder Jay Bruce, who was so clutch after coming over in an August trade from the New York Mets, was stunned by the Indians’ unexpected slide.“It’s a missed opportunity for us,” said Bruce, eligible for free agency this winter. “I’m still very proud of the way we played this year, but obviously it doesn’t mean much when you get to the postseason and can’t do the job.“I don’t have any explanation for it. I don’t know if there’s an exact science for closing out a series. We couldn’t get it done. We got beat. They played better. That’s the bottom line.”Jason Kipnis, who moved from second base to center field late in the season, was having trouble accepting Cleveland’s fate.“They deserved to win, but I’m not going to tell you the better team is going on,” he said. “I still think we’re the better team, but they played better than we did the last three games.“When you have that good of a season, over 100 wins, it makes it that more disheartening when you don’t finish the job. Everyone in here knows we had higher hopes than this, but that’s baseball. This game is tough. It just didn’t work out.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis throws his bat after striking out against New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman during the eighth inning of Game 5 of a baseball American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND — The end came quickly, painfully and with little warning.When the final out was made, and Cleveland’s season crashed way before it ever imagined with a 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees, the Indians retreated to their clubhouse to try to figure out what went wrong.The list was long.ADVERTISEMENT Ace right-hander Corey Kluber pitched poorly. All-Stars Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez didn’t hit, and the Indians committed seven errors in the final two games when they didn’t look anything like a team thatwon 102 games or was favored to take home the championship coming into October.“It actually stinks,” closer Cody Allen said in a subdued clubhouse. “They just flat-out played better than us the last three days.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogUnable to finish off a young Yankees team fighting for its manager, the Indians became the first team in history to blow a two-game series lead in consecutive postseasons.It wasn’t supposed to be like this. 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National Events Department to be established – President

first_imgFollowing the mass of confusion that reigned during the rollout of activities for the 50th IndependenceNational Events Department to be establishedAnniversary celebrations, government has taken a decision to establish a National Events Department, a special agency which will be tasked with ensuring a smoother coordination and execution of major national events.During the recent recording on ‘The Public Interest’ on Thursday, President David Granger confirmed that key stakeholders in Government agreed that such a department will prove to be necessary and beneficial, particularly in light of the shortcomings which prevailed during the Jubilee Anniversary celebrations.“We have made moves. We learnt a lot of lessons from the Independence Anniversary celebrations…so we are looking at an agency which has the ability to coordinate the work of several ministries, a multiagency department,” Granger said.He explained that it would be better to have one agency tasked with managing the activities of the respective agencies and ministries in relation to the planning, organising, and controlling stages of the event.Earlier this month, reports surfaced of the idea to establish a National Events Department under the Ministry of the Presidency.Reports indicate that the idea was first touted during a meeting between the President and several high-ranking officials, including Junior Education Minister with responsibility for Culture Youth and Sport, Nicolette Henry.Henry was responsible for managing the activities for the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations but even while she hailed the events a success, many criticised her efforts, noting that there were many mishaps which plagued the national events.One of the major disasters was the seating arrangements at the flag raising ceremony at D’Urban Park, which eventually led to Members of the Parliamentary of the Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), to leave the event early.The Members of Parliament (MP) complained of being left standing for more than 15 minutes, awaiting proper seating and after no progress was made, they depart.Criticisms were also levelled in relation to the decorations for the State Dinner, and the appropriateness of punching holes through the National Flag, the Golden Arrowhead.Additionally, there were concerns about the aptness to use disposable dishes instead of silverware at the State Dinner.Reports indicated that there were also seating arrangements issues at the State Dinner.last_img read more

Teacher succumbs, 2 in custody

first_imgDays after brutal beatingThe 22-year-old woman who was the reported victim of a brutal beating over the weekend and was said to be in an “unresponsive” state at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) has now succumbed to her injuries.Dead is Kescia Branche, a mother of one and a teacher attached to the Richard Ishmael Secondary School. Branche resided in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown.The teacher reportedly succumbed to her injuries at around 17:00h on Tuesday while receiving medical treatment at the GPHC. Additionally, two persons, including a Police Constable, have been detained for questioning as the authorities continue to probe the incident.Dead: School teacher Kescia BranchePolice A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman, confirmed that two persons were in custody assisting with investigations. He noted that this development is as a result of the CCTV footage provided by the Newtown Night Club, where the teacher was partying last Saturday night.The Police said the rank is under close arrest and cooperating. The unconscious body of the Richard Ismael Secondary School teacher was found in the vicinity of Princes Street and Louisa Row, Georgetown on Sunday morning and was rushed to the GPHC where she remained in an unconscious state, hooked up to life support machines.Her father, Alfred Branche, told <<>> on Tuesday that he is still trying to determine what happened to his daughter. He confirmed that the mother of one died as she was receiving treatment for severe injuries and made an appeal to anyone who may have information to come forward. She died with her twin sister at her bedside.Kescia, who resides in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, was last seen on Saturday evening, when she left for a night out with her friends. The Police is seeking the public’s assistance to determine what may have transpired resulting in the brutal beating of the young woman.A source close to the investigation revealed that detectives were on Monday reviewing the CCTV footage at the popular Newtown nightclub where the woman was seen partying and came across evidence of the Officer interacting with the deceased. Kescia and a friend, who is also in custody, left in a vehicle driven by the Police Constable according to the source.Branche’s body is at the GPHC’s morgue awaiting a post-mortem examination as Police investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Health care measure gets OK

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSchwarzenegger and Nu ez, however, appeared confident. “California has taken a giant step forward today on something that many people thought could not be done,” Republican Gov. Schwarzenegger told hundreds of people assembled in the Capitol rotunda after the vote. “This is truly an historic effort,” added Nu ez. The plan would create a new requirement that people carry insurance or potentially face a fine. To help ease that burden, lower-income people would be eligible for free or subsidized coverage depending on their income. To pay for the estimated $14.7 billion plan, new taxes would be levied on hospitals and tobacco, and the state would attempt to draw billions in new dollars from the federal government. Altogether it aims to cover more than 70 percent of the roughly 6.6 million million Californians uninsured for all or part of the year. It also requires insurers to accept all customers regardless of pre-existing medical conditions. The state Assembly on Monday approved a sweeping health reform plan that could be a model for the nation – if it ever happens. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez celebrated the “historic” deal, which culminates nearly a year’s worth of negotiating that has dominated the Capitol this year. But the plan is far from reality. Senate leader Don Perata, D-Oakland, insisted again Monday that he will not allow the Senate to vote on the plan, which would provide insurance to more than two-thirds of the state’s uninsured, until after the state’s independent legislative analyst examines its impact on the state’s budget deficit, now estimated at $14 billion. The plan also still must be approved by voters because it proposes a number of taxes to fund it, including a requirement on employers to either provide insurance or pay a tax on payroll that would go into a state pool, as well as a hefty cigarette tax. An election campaign is sure to be costly and contentious. But as ambitious as the plan is, it may not make it farther than Monday’s 46-31 party-line vote. Perata – echoing a concern voiced by Assembly Republicans – said it would be a mistake to create a new health care program with the state’s finances in peril. Perata is especially concerned about existing health programs potentially on the chopping block. If Perata does not relent soon, it could doom the proposal. Supporters are already running behind schedule to meet a series of deadlines to qualify an initiative for the November ballot. Beyond that, the political dynamics could shift dramatically next year, as the budget dominates the statehouse agenda to the detriment of other issues. Flanked by labor and business leaders, Schwarzenegger and Nu ez hoped to build momentum for the bill that Perata would have difficulty resisting. Among those on hand were Andy Stern, president of the nation’s largest union of health care workers, SEIU, and Steve Burd, chief executive of Safeway. “I’m not telling Senator Perata how to do his job,” Schwarzenegger said, “but I know he will do the right thing.” The governor maintains that the health care plan is “revenue neutral,” meaning that it would not affect the state’s general fund. But skeptics doubt that claim, given the high and fast-growing cost of health care. Perhaps the most far-reaching part of the plan is the so-called individual mandate to carry insurance, much like drivers have to carry auto insurance. The goal is to push as many people as possible into the insurance market, lowering costs for everyone. But the governor spent months debating how to make it fair for families already struggling. They settled on a series of subsidies and tax credits. The state would provide free or heavily subsidized care to people making up to 250 percent of the poverty line – just under $52,000 for a family or four. People in that income bracket who still had to spend more than 5 percent of their income to obtain insurance would be allowed to opt out of the mandate. In addition, those who earn between 250 percent and 400 percent of the poverty level – between $52,000 and $83,000 for a family of four – would be eligible for a tax credit if the cost of insurance exceeded 5.5 percent of family income. The state would also consider case-by-case requests for an exemption to the mandate if a person or family was experiencing financial hardship. If the proposal does make it through the Legislature and on to the ballot, it is sure to trigger a major battle. Although the governor has enlisted significant business backing for the plan, opinion is far from unanimous, and opponents are expected to spend millions to defeat it. Blue Cross, the state’s largest insurer, says the measure would bring steep premium increases to millions of people, mostly young and healthy, who buy insurance in the individual market. The company opposes the provision that would require insurance companies to accept all applicants, regardless of previous health conditions, saying premium rates have skyrocketed in other states that enacted the idea. A $1.50 to $2 per pack cigarette tax could also draw heavy opposition from tobacco companies. And the pharmaceutical industry is against another provision that would allow the state to buy prescription drugs in bulk. In the debate leading up to Monday’s vote, Assembly Republicans gave a sample of the criticism likely to come, calling the plan a “massive tax increase on California businesses.” “We are in a budget hole,” said Assemblyman Roger Niello, R-Sacramento, vice chairman of the budget committee, “And the first rule when you find yourself in a hole is, stop digging.” An estimated 6.6 million people in California – about a fifth of the population – go without health coverage for all or part of the year. The number of chronically uninsured is approximately 5.1 million. The plan would extend insurance to more than 70 percent of the uninsured, supporters said; excluded would be roughly 1 million illegal immigrants, and another 500,000 low-income people who don’t enroll in coverage or can’t prove they are legal residents. mzapler@mercurynews.com (916) 441-4603160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Council ideas go public

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The 11 candidates running for three City Council seats in April’s election offered a preview of their vision for Santa Clarita during a recent public forum. The three incumbents hailed their track records for getting things done while the challengers questioned whether leaders are too eager for growth, neglectful of the east side of town and unable or unwilling to establish a permanent homeless shelter. About 80 people attended Wednesday’s event, which was sponsored by the Canyon Country Advisory Committee. “If you could put them all together into one (candidate) it would be just great,” said Jean Ferdman, who was in the audience. “We can’t build our way out of an infrastructure deficit,” Plambeck said. “It is now a pro-growth council. They’re approving houses like crazy.” Councilman Frank Ferry noted some newer Plum Canyon developments and the Stonecrest neighborhood are outside city boundaries, thus beyond the council’s control. He praised the Golden Valley Ranch project for bringing in retail stores and senior housing. “(And) 900 acres of open space, all paid for by the developer,” Ferry said. He spoke of amenities that would attach to the proposed Keystone project due shortly before the council: a YMCA, open space and land for schools, saying “those are things I want you to look for.” Teacher, business owner and 25-year Canyon Country resident Kenneth Dean lamented that “Canyon Country does not need any more fast-food restaurants or storage facilities,” and said it is time for planners to figure out how to attract upscale shops and restaurants to the area. Councilwoman Marsha McLean pointed to the city’s hiring of an economic development manager and its desire to improve the area, and her own full-time attention to the issues that come before the council. Michael Cruz, a paralegal in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, said space on the east side should be set aside for a hospital, a sheriff’s station and a constituent center, and said the city has a “moral obligation” to support a homeless shelter. Schultz and businessman Jack Murphy agreed the city needs a permanent shelter. While the city’s proposed $25-a-year special assessment to fund park and open space purchases was defeated by voters, several challengers championed land purchases. “I think you should have a fixed fee, a fixed time to buy land … for open space and parks,” said Mark Hershey, a 21-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He called the council a pretty good team but said they are “not going to go to the Super Bowl.” Cruz proposes reducing the city’s budget so parkland can be bought without raising taxes. Canyon Country resident Ervia Mankowski, who attends advisory committee meetings, wanted to find out what the speakers had in mind for her area. “I want to make sure our community gets some upscale stores. I don’t want us to be left out,” she said. At the end of the evening, Alan Ferdman, chairman of the advisory committee, said he was pleased with the turnout and learned a lot about the candidates. California Highway Patrol Officer Dwight McDonald and retired attorney JoAnn Smith Curtis also participated in the forum. In the race to raise campaign funds, Ferry tops the list of incumbents at $108,000, while Weste has received about $58,000 and McLean has raised about $32,000. Hershey leads the pack of challengers at just under $13,000; Schultz has raised about $5,700; Cruz has raised about $3,700; and Plambeck about $3,100. Dean, Smith Curtis and McDonald have not declared any contributions. Murphy said he will not take donations. Candidates who spend their own money below the $1,000 threshold are not required to prepare itemized reports of their expenses. There is no limit on fundraising, but the maximum contribution allowed for individuals and businesses alike is $360. An established entity, Action for Better Government, headed by consultant Allan Cameron, has not filed a statement for this election, though the group has filed semiannual statements for some time. A committee, Citizens for Integrity in Government, which treasurer Ed Colley said is supporting the incumbents, has not declared contributions. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Candidates were each given nine minutes to speak on a range of topics supplied to them in advance, many of which were Canyon Country-specific. Environmentalists Henry Schultz and Lynne Plambeck zeroed in on development, with Schultz calling for less dense projects, adopting a redevelopment plan in Canyon Country similar to the one in Downtown Newhall and annexing willing communities as soon as possible to save money. “The current council is lukewarm,” Schultz said. “We should be out gung-ho, saying ‘we want you to join us.”‘ Mayor Laurene Weste countered that Canyon Country does not fit the criteria for a redevelopment area, noting the city’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Program provides proactive code enforcement for eyesores. Plambeck championed mixed-use projects, but said growth needs to slow a little so amenities can catch up. last_img read more

Inculcate kids with patriotism

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE red, white and green were hard to miss at several of the immigration-rights protests over the last month. That’s because most of the students who walked out of class to attend the rallies were carrying Mexican flags. The pride these marchers expressed for a country they probably wouldn’t like to live in contrasted sharply with the difficulty they have in truly forming an American identity. Some of us weren’t surprised. As a substitute teacher for grades K-5 in largely Hispanic schools, I see the challenges of assimilation daily. One question I always try to ask students is: “What country do you live in?” It is extremely rare for them to answer correctly the first time. “California” and “Los Angeles” are the most popular responses. Not until I direct their attention to the American flag in the corner of the room and remind them of the Pledge of Allegiance they recited earlier in the day, are they finally able to make the connection. “Oh, so that’s why we say that every morning,” is the thought I’m sure goes through most of their minds. The sad fact is that Mexican-American students are often taught that they are Mexicans before they are Americans. While it is admirable to foster cultural pride, we are doing students no favors by failing to instill in them an abiding love and deep respect for America. Imagine for a moment that in Mexico students were told to come to school on July 4 wearing red, white and blue clothing. The fact that this absurd scenario would never transpire doesn’t mean Mexico is anti-American. So why do Americans feel the need to bend over backward to prove that they aren’t racists? Elementary school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, for example, are told to wear red, white and green on both Sept. 16 for Mexican Independence Day and May 5 for Cinco de Mayo. Parents are reminded of these events with letters in Spanish. Meanwhile, the Oceanside Unified School District has banned the red, white and blue. It seems that patriotic clothing and American flags are just too inflammatory. If that’s confusing to you, imagine what it must be like to an 8-year-old child. Since a lot of students don’t even know the name of the country their parents and grandparents sought refuge in, it is clear they are not simultaneously learning about the opportunities and freedoms that American affords. Most Americans are concerned about this deficiency. Here’s how Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal described the mood of the nation: “It’s the broad public knowledge, or intuition, in America, that we are not assimilating our immigrants patriotically. And if you don’t do that, you’ll lose it all.” We’ve learned that English immersion works in language development. Many are the students I’ve seen who, recently arrived from Mexico, speak nary a word of English. A couple years later, they are fluent in their second language. While they haven’t forgotten how to speak Spanish, they are much better prepared for a successful life in America. Why not try American immersion? Feeling a little love for America doesn’t require erasing one’s native culture. Let’s teach students patriotic songs like “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful.” Let’s make sure they are clear that George Washington is not the current president. Let’s have them learn all 50 states in the nation. I’ve done my best in that last regard. After my students are all made aware of the fact that they, in fact, live in the United States of America, I ask them to name one of the states in the union. “Mexico” invariably comes up immediately. With this in mind, it is interesting to note that the historian Victor Davis Hanson wrote a book in 2003 titled “Mexifornia: A State of Becoming.” Sometimes, I can’t help but think it is already here. Aaron Hanscom, a freelance writer, has taught for the Los Angeles Unified School District since 2001. last_img read more

Man City told target is not for sale as they attempt to beat Chelsea to his signing

first_imgManchester City have attempted to beat Chelsea to the signing of Napoli ace Allan but had their enquiry knocked back by the Serie A side.The Brazilian midfielder has been one of Napoli’s stand-out performers this season and as such they have told the Premier League leaders he’s not for sale. REVEALED Napoli star Allan in action. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? tense Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED whoops deals Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 1center_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury His form has not gone unnoticed and he is poised to make his international debut in Brazil’s friendly against Uruguay this week, which could increase his appeal to even more clubs.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is a huge fan of Allan, who he managed during his time in charge at Napoli but now reports in Italy have claimed that Manchester City are tracking him too.Calciomercato has reported that the Premier League champions have even made contact with Napoli about the potential availability of the 27-year-old. Latest Premier League Stories Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REAL DEAL huge blow But the Stadio San Paolo club have no intention of selling him yet having only tied him down to a five-year deal earlier in 2018. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

Chelsea v Bournemouth: Blues fringe players get chance

first_imgAs expected, Chelsea make a number of changes for the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge – eight in total. Michy Batshuayi starts, as do Kenedy, Ethan Ampadu and Danny Drinkwater.Academy duo Dujon Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi are on the bench, as are Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata.Striker Hudson-Odoi and right-back Dujon Sterling have both impressed at youth and Under-23 levels for the Blues.Bournemouth, meanwhile, make seven changes to their side, with the likes of Steve Cook, Harry Arter and Dan Gosling returning.Chelsea: Caballero; Rudiger, Ampadu, Cahil); Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Kenedy; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro. Subs: Eduardo, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Bakayoko, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi, Morata.Bournemouth: Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Simpson, Surman, Arter, Gosling, Mousset, Fraser, Defoe.Subs: Ramsdale, Ake, Cook, Hyndman, Ibe, Pugh, Wilson. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more