England all-rounder Ben Stokes was arrested early on Monday after an incident in Bristol and will miss the fourth one-day international against West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.“He was held overnight and released under investigation, without charge, late on Monday and will not join the team in London,” the ECB said in a statement on Tuesday.Opener Alex Hales, who was with Stokes on Sunday night, will also miss Wednesday’s match at The Oval. The ECB said he had returned voluntarily to the city in the west of England to help police with their enquiries.England took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the third game by 124 runs in Bristol on Sunday. The second game was washed out.The news broke as the England selectors meet to finalise the squad, which will be announced on Wednesday, for the Ashes Tour to Australia.The flame-haired Stokes, vice-captain of the England test team and one of world cricket’s most destructive batsmen, would expect to be one of the first names on the list.“The selectors have been instructed to select the Ashes squad based on form and fitness as they normally would,” said Andrew Strauss, England’s director of cricket.The ECB gave no further details of the incident, but the BBC said it happened in a city nightclub. Sky Sports Television reported that the 26-year-old player had injured his hand.Avon and Somerset police said they had been called to a disorder in the Clifton area in the early hours.“A 27-year-old man was found to have suffered facial injuries and was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary for treatment,” they said in a statement.“A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and has since been released under investigation.”
Swing Out Sister back to PH this April More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The British distance specialist who defended his Olympic titles in both the 5,000 and 10,000 at the Rio Games last year plans to retire from track races after the world championships in London this August. He’s said that after that he’ll likely focus on the marathon.American Ronnie Baker bested both countryman Justin Gatlin and Canadian Andre De Grasse to win the men’s 100, while Tori Bowie prevailed over a strong field that included Allyson Felix and Jamaican Elaine Thompson to win the 200 on a brilliantly sunny but breezy day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundFarah, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth late last year, was the star of the Diamond League’s lone stop in the United States, holding off Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha and Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworwor.He beamed when he said the victory answered those naysayers who scoff that he is too old at 34. “If I wasn’t enjoying it, I wouldn’t be winning,” Farah said, holding his toddler son Hussein. “I’m happy, I’m enjoying and I work hard. As long as you work hard and you believe in yourself you can come up with the results.”Considered one of the strongest 5,000 fields in recent memory, Farah was joined in the race by Paul Chelimo, who won silver in the 5K in Rio, and Kenyan Paul Tanui, the silver medalist in the 10K. The field was crowded with 29 entrants.Farah started moving up in the pack at the halfway point and with two laps to go he took the lead among some jostling by his challengers. Crossing the finish he pounded his chest in victory.Baker, a two-time NCAA champion in the 60, was happy to spoil the Pre’s anticipated showdown between Gatlin and De Grasse. He won in a wind-aided 9.86 seconds.“I felt great,” Baker said. “I felt like I had a really good start for the first time in a long time, so that was amazing and after that I just went through my motions, executed and came out with a victory.”ADVERTISEMENT Brook loses IBF welterweight title to Spence Jr Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Mo Farah celebrates as he reaches to the finish line in the men’s 5,000 meters in his last race in the U.S. at the IAAF Diamond League Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via AP)EUGENE, Ore. — Mo Farah pounded his chest after crossing the finish line on a U.S. track for perhaps the final time.Farah won the 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic at Oregon’s Hayward Field on Saturday in 13 minutes, 0.70 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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He had a strong finish to win the Golden Grand Prix last week in Japan, and he said he had a good start in the Pre.“Now I’ve just got to piece them together,” he said.Americans Devon Allen, Aries Merritt and David Oliver challenged Olympic champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica in the 110 hurdles, with McLeod coming out on top in 13.01 seconds. Ronald Levy was second and Allen — who was running on his home college track — was third.Allen, who also played football at Oregon, decided to go pro in track last November after making the U.S. Olympic team.Russian Sergey Shubenkov, the 2015 world champion, encountered issues with obtaining a visa in time to compete in the event. Prefontaine director Tom Jordan said that for the first time in nearly a decade, some 10 athletes were denied or faced delays in obtaining visas for the event, the lone U.S. stop on the elite Diamond League series.Morolake Akinosun won the women’s 100 in 10.94. The race featured Tianna Bartoletta, who won the gold medal in Rio in the long jump and finished second to Brittney Reese in that same event at the Pre on Friday night.Bowie seemed as surprised as anyone that she won the 200, describing the race as “practice” for nationals. She finished in a meet record 21.77 seconds.“My coach and my manager made sure they clarified that this was all to prepare for the nationals, so I was like, ’OK, it’s just practice then,” she said. “I executed my plan and it went well.”Felix said her race wasn’t “that great” but it served a purpose: “I wanted to get out here and see where I was at.” Other winners Saturday included Americans Jasmine Stowers, who won the 100 hurdles in 12.59; Christian Taylor, who won the Triple Jump in 59 feet, 5 inches; LaShawn Merritt, who ran the 400 in 44.79; and Sam Kendricks, who won the pole vault with a leap of 19 feet, 2 3/4 inches.South Africa’s Caster Semenya won the women’s 800 in 1:57.78; Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon won the 1,500 in 3:59.67.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments
MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast MANILA, Philippines—Winning never gets old.ADVERTISEMENT NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Even in a state of bliss and the whiff of beer still emanating from the winning locker room, Cabagnot still has San Miguel’s stinging finals loss to Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup at the top of his head.That loss to the Gin Kings in six games was the Beermen’s only defeat in eight finals appearances under head coach Leo Austria, but one loss was enough to light the fire under their belly.Iit’s a tough defeat when we lost to Ginebra in the second conference last year. We felt it. We stepped it up. we just had to do due diligence and make things happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Nothing like first time as Romeo, Standhardinger, Nabong savor Beermen’s newest PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college If anything, it’s highly-addictive and staying in a trance has always been the goal for star guard Alex Cabagnot and rest of San Miguel Beer.“The hunger [to win another championship] is always its always there. I think that’s the curse of winning. The more you win, the more you wanna feel it and the more you don’t want to feel losing,” said Cabagnot shortly after winning his eighth PBA title Wednesday night at Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“So when people say, ‘How do we keep the hunger?’ I think if you’ve won anything, you wanna continue winning. You don’t wanna feel [satisfied].Every championship run is memorable but tough losses, too, are not easy to forget. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting View comments
Opposition Member of Parliament Juan Edghill will this week appear before the Parliamentary Committee of Privileges (PCP) to determine whether he would be sanctioned in regard to purportedly misleading the House over the true cost of the raise of salary for Ministers and Members of Parliament.Edghill is slated to appear before the PCP on Wednesday, when its members would begin “consideration of whether the Hon. Juan Edghill, MP, has violated any of the Standing Orders, Customs, Practices and/or Conventions of the National Assembly.”Edghill’s summons to appear before the PCP was issued on the heels of his damaging expose, made in recent weeks, of massive corruption and deliberate avoidance of the Procurement Act and its accompanying processes — involving billions of taxpayers’ dollars spent by the Administration unlawfully in the health sector, as well as blatant violations of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act in respect to spending by the Ministry of the Presidency and the Office of the Prime Minister.The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic has already publicly lamented what it calls the continuation of the coalition Government’s witch hunting and political vindictive campaign.Edghill was summoned to appear before the PCP this past month, but the encounter was called off without explanation. The outspoken Opposition Parliamentarian had at the time lamented: “This matter only seems to be arising at special times, with a view of intimidating and harassing…I feel harassed, I feel like I am not being given an adequate opportunity to clear my name as it relates to this matter.”He was hauled before the Committee after suggesting that the increases in salaries for members of the Executive would take a toll on the treasury to the tune of B annually.The Committee met on November 25 last, and Edghill presented his arguments in defence of his position.According to the PPP, the summons was issued on the heels of Edghill’s damaging expose in recent months of massive corruption and deliberate avoidance of the Procurement Act and its accompanying processes, involving billions of taxpayers’ dollars spent by the Administration unlawfully in the health sector, as well as blatant violations of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act in respect to spending by the Ministry of the Presidency and the Office of the Prime Minister.“We consider the political persecution of Bishop Edghill not only to be an assault on democracy, but an attempt to muzzle him in the discharge of his democratic and constitutional duty as a Member of Parliament, to scrutinise and expose unlawful actions, abuse of power, and lack of transparency on the part of the Government,” the Party said.The PPP is of the opinion that the nation is aware that muzzling, harassment, intimidation, arrest and charging of parliamentarians, critics and political opponents are all known and well used methods of the People’s National Congress in the past, and are now being continued by the APNU/AFC coalition.
The case at Southwark Crown Court in London focuses on payments totalling $295,000 (225,000 euros) allegedly made by Mandaric to Redknapp.Both men deny charges of tax evasion.Redknapp, dressed in dark suit and blue tie, was watched from the public gallery by his son Jamie, a former Liverpool and Tottenham player who is now a TV pundit, as proceedings began to select a jury for the trial.Judge Anthony Leonard warned jurors to “leave prejudice or favour behind” as a panel of eight men and four women were sworn in.“The defendants are two well-known personalities within the world of football,” he said.“It can prejudice if you hold such allegiances or prejudices towards clubs that the defendants were or are presently involved with.”Tottenham are currently third in the Premier League and Redknapp, one of the few homegrown coaches to enjoy success in recent times, is considered among the frontrunners to become England’s next manager.When he took over the north London club in 2008, they were languishing near the bottom of the table.Redknapp managed Portsmouth for two spells, from 2002 to 2004 and then 2005 to 2008, the year he guided them to victory in the FA Cup.The club from southeast England is currently in the second-flight Championship.The 64-year-old Redknapp last year had surgery to unblock coronary arteries.Mandaric, a 73-year-old Serb, is now chairman of Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, January 23- Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was in court on Monday to face accusations of tax evasion during his time in charge of Portsmouth.Redknapp and former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric are charged with cheating the public revenue.
Seems pretty self-evident, no? You can’t have a city without adequate water, and L.A.’s residents shouldn’t have to endure draconian limits on their water usage just so developers can maximize their earnings by packing as many people into a project as possible. But that reality seems to be lost on city leaders, who continue with L.A.’s backward, planless approach to growth, in which any developer can get a rubber stamp on any project, provided he or she has bought the support of the local council member. Zine proposes that the Department of Water and Power, along with city planning and building agencies, review all new developments and additions to determine the impact on the water supply. That’s a decent start, but he should go further. What L.A. really needs is a moratorium on future projects until it comes up with a sound plan for preparing for them. IN a city whose government is consumed with expansion – densification! taller buildings! – Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine seems to be alone in asking an obvious question: Do we have the water? This isn’t an academic inquiry. Earlier this month, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that, in the interest of protecting the delta smelt, an endangered fish, the state would need to start endangering Southern Californians by slashing water imports by as much as 30 percent. The ruling came after a historically dry winter, the likes of which meteorologists are predicting again for 2007-08. Meanwhile, the city of Long Beach has had to start rationing its water supplies, and there’s reason to think L.A. might eventually need to do the same. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has warned that mandatory rationing could become necessary for the first time in 16 years. “We have a serious problem statewide and before we get to mandatory rationing here, we need to know where we stand,” says Zine, stating what should be, but isn’t, the obvious in City Hall. “We need to look at all new developments, conversions and additions to make sure we have enough water.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A LEADING Co Donegal company with annual revenues of around €30M has sold out to one of its rivals.Wholesale grocery business Morris Brothers in Convoy – a family concern since 1952 – has been taken over by giant Dublin company BWG. It had revenues of €1 Billion last year.Fintan and Joseph Morris and their 30 staff will remain with the business after the buy-out. Morris Brothers services more than 450 retail businesses across Donegal, Sligo, Cavan, Mayo and Roscommon.In a statement Leo Crawford, group chief executive of BWG, said: “It’s a statement of intent that we are growing our business.“We’re reasonably pleased with how the business is trading but the grocery sector is not a market showing growth.“The question is, have we reached the bottom or not? I wouldn’t say with 100 per cent certainty that there will be a recovery next year.” Mr Crawford said BWG wholesale revenues in the Republic declined by 3 per cent last year to about €1 billion.“We were happy with that, given the tough market and given the price deflation,” he said.In a statement, Fintan Morris, a director of Morris Brothers, said he was “delighted” to be part of BWG and that he looked forward to working with the company to “sustain continued growth in our business”. LEADING DONEGAL COMPANY SELLS OUT TO RIVAL was last modified: May 18th, 2012 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:BWG Dublinmorris brothers convoy
Ireland’s most famous amateur weatherman has slammed sun-cream manufacturers as he predicted many more hot summer days for Donegal.Michael Gallagher has predicted Ireland’s weather for many years using the signs of plants and animals.But as well as studying natural weather signs, the Glenfin postman is also an expert on natural cures. He has even written a book ‘Cures and Remedies of a Bygone Era’ which has become a best-seller.Michael says he is annoyed that people are splashing out a fortune on fancy sun creams and lotions when the answer is in their back garden.“I have watched a lot of people getting sun burned in the past couple of weeks and it’s a shame.“People years ago never spent a fortune on fancy creams because they couldn’t afford to or didn’t need to. “All they have to do is to plant a number of Aloe Vera plants and they have all the natural sun protection they need.“All they have to do is to run the juice of the plant into them and it’s a great protection from the sun.“Even if they get burned the juices from the plant can be rubbed in and it soothes the skin.“It annoys me when these sun cream companies go on television and advertise how good they are. A lot of the time people are just buying the name,” he said.Despite MIchael’s claims, Aloe Vera does not offer protection from UV rays according to scientists. But the good news according to Michael is that the warm weather is here to stay for the meantime.“I said a few weeks ago that we are going to have a number of long periods of good sunshine over the summer.“It may cool down a little bit but I still think it will be very settled and I think we will still get plenty of more sunshine,” he said.WEATHERMAN MICHAEL’S COOL RECEPTION FOR SUNCREAM COMPANIES! was last modified: July 12th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:aloe veraMichael Gallagherpostmansun creamweatherman
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! MOSCOW (AP) – An Armenian plane carrying at least 100 people aboard crashed in bad weather early Wednesday off Russia’s Black Sea coast shortly before it was to land, emergency officials said. There was no sign of survivors. The Airbus A-320, which belonged to the Armenian airline Armavia, disappeared from radar screens just under four miles from the shore and crashed after making a turn and heading toward the Adler airport near the southern Russian city of Sochi, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said. He said preliminary information indicated there were 114 people aboard. Earlier, Russian news agencies reported the plane was carrying 92 passengers, including five children, and eight crew. Wreckage from the plane was found not far from the shoreline, Beltsov said. The Interfax news agency reported about three hours after the crash that rescue teams at the site pulled the body of a woman from the sea. The plane disappeared from radar screens at about 2:15 a.m. local time, the RIA-Novosti agency reported. It was flying from the Armenian capital Yerevan to Sochi, a resort city on the Black Sea in southern Russia, ITAR-Tass reported. Rescuers found parts of the plane about four miles from the shore, along with empty lifejackets – an indication that passengers had no time to put them on, ITAR-Tass quoted an unidentified local emergency official as saying. The rescuers were working in a driving rain, Russian news agencies reported, and Beltsov said weather conditions were poor at the time the plane went down. He did not say whether authorities believe the weather caused the crash.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Stones were to resume their “A Bigger Bang” tour today at Milan’s San Siro stadium. The 21-date tour will wrap up Sept. 3 in Denmark. Asked what he’s been doing since the fall, Richards responded, “I recovered. … Six weeks, I mean not bad for a brain job.” Did he ever worry about dying? “Good one,” he said, good-naturedly. The Stones were in a jovial mood, and when the inevitable question came – what was Richards doing up in a coconut tree and did he find what he wanted? – everyone was ready to set the record straight. “That’s a good one. If you saw the tree, you’d realize the joke. Fiji is not just made of coconut trees. It was a little tree,” Richards said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On the eve of the relaunching of the Rolling Stones’ European tour in Milan, Italy, Keith Richards said he’s recovered completely from a head injury suffered in a fall – and shrugged off a question about whether he had worried about dying. “I feel great. I can’t wait to get back on the stage again. Basically everything is cool,” Richards said Monday. The 62-year-old guitarist fell from a tree April 27 while vacationing in Fiji, forcing the Stones to postpone their European tour. He later had surgery in New Zealand to relieve pressure on his brain. “Of course they put me out like a light. I was surprised myself. … I had total comfort. When you got to do it, you got to do it,” Richards said.