Tottenham proved a point – Pochettino

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesMauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham’s win over Chelsea proved they can compete with the best teams in Europe.Dele Alli scored twice in a 2-0 victory for Spurs that lifted the north London side to third in the Premier League.It also ended leaders Chelsea’s 13-match winning run, denying them a record 14th consecutive top-flight victory.Spurs boss Pochettino said: “Today we started (to show) what it means to be competitive.Embed from Getty Images“Maybe that was the problem last season. We missed how to compete in a better way. You need to play, you need to suffer and you need to fight.“Tonight we played against a very good team – one of the best in Europe today – and we gave a very solid performance that made me very proud.“I think it was important for us to reduce the gap. The top four is very close. It was the perfect thing for us to arrive to third place and be close. That is important for us.“But it is only one game and three points. We need to be consistent and our challenge is to keep this intensity for the next 18 games of the season.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ramirez relents, accepts CDM post

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too 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 LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war After initially turning down the offer, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair Butch Ramirez on Wednesday accepted the role of chef de mission (CDM) for the Philippine delegation to the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Sources told the Inquirer late Tuesday night that Ramirez took the post after being prevailed upon by Malacañang, which, in a statement, reaffirmed its support for Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) chief Ricky Vargas.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport The POC on Monday offered the position to Ramirez after a controversial shakeup of the Olympic body’s executive board that resulted in the revocation of CDM posts of Joey Romasanta (Tokyo 2020 Olympics) and Monsour del Rosario (SEA Games).“I accept the challenges of the CDM position, aside from the instructions of my bosses, to heed the call for help of the POC,” said Ramirez during Wednesday’s press conference with Vargas at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe PSC chief’s turnaround came just a few hours after he issued a statement declining the post.“I do this for the interest of unity. Through this, I express my solid support to the POC and the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee. We must stand as one,” said Ramirez. MOST READ ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP “If by accepting, we can start considering peace as an option toward a successful hosting of the SEAG, then I accept,” Ramirez added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Valdez bucks sprained ankle to lift Cool Smashers; Bundit coming back Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Barcelona star Lionel Messi ruled out for three weeks

first_imgSuperstar striker Lionel Messi will be out of action for at least three weeks after suffering a right groin strain during FC Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in a La Liga football match. The five-time world player of the year left the match at the Camp Nou stadium on Wednesday in the 59th minute, three minutes after sustaining the injury, reports Efe. (Lionel Messi goes off injured as Barcelona held by Atletico Madrid)The Spanish club’s medical staff said if the projected recovery time proves correct, the 29-year-old striker would miss La Liga games against Sporting Gijon and Celta Vigo and a Champions League clash against German side Borussia Monchengladbach.He could return to action on October 15 for a La Liga match against Deportivo La Coruna.last_img

Preparatory Work to Begin at the Cumberland Health Centre on Tuesday

first_imgPreparatory work for the repair and beautification of the Cumberland Health Centre in St Catherine, will begin on Tuesday, May 22.The health centre, is one of two national Labour Day projects that will receive focus on Labour Day, May 23, which will be observed under the theme, “Ramp it up…Fix it up”.The other project is the St Ann’s Bay Infant School in St Ann. This year’s Labour Day activities is centred on Health and Education.Work on the health centre will include renovations to the bathrooms, the waiting rooms and the general cleaning and beautification of areas surrounding the building.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank on May 15, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange said the national project “will certainly underscore the importance of improving health centres across the island.”Minister Grange also mentioned the Health Ministry’s ‘Adopt-a-Clinic’ initiative which seeks to improve the ambience, appearance and availability of equipment at the 320 health centres across the island.She said some of the centres have been prioritised for adoption by Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora.“The Ministry of Health has an intense ‘Adopt-a-Clinic’ programme and they specially target the Diaspora where they are trying to get Jamaicans overseas to partner with the Ministry in adopting heath centres in Jamaica,” she said.She said that the Government is committed to ensuring that the facilities are equipped and in good condition so as “to ensure that our pregnant mothers, our children and our elderly are provided with vital health care service because they are most vulnerable.”Meanwhile, Medical Officer of Health for the St Catherine Health Department Dr. Pauline Weir, said the Health Centre, which serves over 12 districts is small.In 2017, more than 12,500 patients visited the facility that offers maternal and child health care (ante and post-natal), family planning and curative clinics on Wednesdays and Fridays. “It’s a big area and some are tightly populated and in all the areas we have people who are very poor and need our services desperately,” she said. According to Dr. Weir, the facility began as a maternal and Type 1 Health Centre but had to expand because of the varying health needs.last_img read more

Special Thanksgiving for husband who donated kidney to wife

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Chula Vista couple is marking the anniversary of the life-changing operation at Scripps Green Hospital. They are celebrating their return to health as well as upcoming special Thanksgiving together with their adult son back home.Before the transplant operation, Annabelle Villarreal’s kidneys had been declining for a number of years, and she was undergoing dialysis until she could find a new kidney. A donation from Anabelle’s immediate family was not an option, so Robert Villarreal stepped up to get tested, and found he was a match.According the National Kidney Foundation, there were 679 living kidney transplant operations from spouse to spouse in the U.S. in 2017. November 15, 2018 Special Thanksgiving for husband who donated kidney to wife Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Senate Committee Spurns HASC Approach to Bolster Base Budget

first_imgIn contrast to the budget maneuver employed by its House counterpart, the Senate Armed Services Committee does not rely on DOD’s wartime account to sidestep the statutory spending caps and bolster the Pentagon’s base budget, under the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill the panel approved Thursday.After the committee finished marking up its annual defense policy bill in closed session, Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) told reporters he planned to seek additional funding when the measure goes to the Senate floor, reported Defense News.“We went to the president’s mark, and then we will be looking to increase funding for much-needed programs on the floor,” McCain said.The committee adhered to the Obama administration’s request and shifted only $5 billion from the overseas contingency operations (OCO) account, which is not subject to the Budget Control Act limits. The House Armed Services dedicated an additional $18 billion from the uncapped account to base budget needs in an effort to restore shortfalls in military readiness.The Senate version, however, would authorize an increase of $2 billion for additional training, depot maintenance and weapons sustainment.“While the committee believes this is a positive step in the right direction, these additions were not enough to address the nearly $23 billion in unfunded requirements identified by the military services, almost $7 billion of which alone were considered readiness-related,” according to a committee summary of the measure.“Artificial budget constraints … have limited the committee’s ability to authorize a strategy-based level of defense funding demanded by the threats facing the nation and the ever-growing demands they impose on our military service members,” the committee said.The Pentagon and White House have criticized the budget maneuver employed by House Armed Services, saying it would shortchange overseas operations and force the next administration to request supplemental war funding before it runs out at the end of April.The conflicting approaches to funding the Pentagon adopted by the two panels could be difficult to resolve and likely set up a contentious budget battle at the end of the year.“This is a hard thing to resolve,” Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Defense News. “We have a significant disagreement, and looking at the legislative calendar, there will not be that much time to resolve it.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

NSA reportedly recommends retiring phone surveillance program

first_imgThe National Security Agency has recommended the White House abandon a controversial program that collects and analyzes data on millions of Americans’ domestic calls and texts, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.The recommendation against renewing the program represents a dramatic reversal from the longstanding position of the agency, which had argued that the program was vital to identifying and disrupting terrorist activities. The program, which was put in place after the 2001 terrorist attacks, has legal and logistical burdens that outweigh its value to national security, sources told the Journal.The reported recommendation comes a little more than a month after a national security advisor revealed that the NSA hasn’t used the system in months. Luke Murray, an advisor for Republican House minority leader Kevin McCarty of California, also said at the time the White House might not seek to renew its legal authority to operate the program.The NSA had been collecting large amounts of metadata, the digital information that accompanies electronic communications, under a controversial national security policy put in place by the Patriot Act in 2001. That information included what phone numbers were on the call, when the call was placed and how long it lasted, which was then saved in a database.The already heated debate over the Patriot Act programs intensified in 2013 when former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents detailing the ways in which the secretive US government agency was collecting data. A new system put in place by Congress in 2015 required federal agencies to seek a court order on a case-by-case basis to obtain call data from telephone companies.The USA Freedom Act of 2015, legislation designed to curtail the federal government’s sweeping surveillance of millions of Americans’ phone records, is set to expire at the end of year, if the Trump administration doesn’t ask Congress to renew its authority to continue the program.The NSA and White House didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. 6 Now playing: Watch this: 4:25 NSA Security Tech Industrycenter_img Share your voice Comments Yes, Facebook is still tracking you (The 3:59, Ep. 541) Tagslast_img read more

Toyota and CATL are partnering up on battery production

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment 29 Photos Car Industry Auto Tech 2020 Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid first drive: This changes everything Tags More From Roadshow Toyota Enlarge ImageSoon the batteries for Toyota’s many hybrids, PHEVs and hydrogen cars could be coming from Chinese supplier CATL. Nick Miotke/Roadshow If you’re a major automotive manufacturer, it’s pretty much mandatory that you be working on some kind of electric vehicle development right now, especially if you do a lot of business in China.That’s certainly the position in which Toyota finds itself, so it’s had to go out, beat the bushes and find itself a sizable Chinese EV battery provider — which it did in the form of CATL, according to an announcement made by Toyota on Wednesday.If CATL sounds familiar, it’s because it’s also working with Volvo to provide batteries for that brand and its Polestar subsidiary. CATL is also working with Honda and was in talks with Tesla for a while to provide cells for Gigafactory Shanghai, though that ended up not working out.”To further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles, CATL and Toyota agree that a stable supply of batteries is critical and that battery technology must be further developed and advanced,” Toyota representatives said in a statement.Stable is the key word there. Batteries are a volatile business, especially considering the vast amounts of relatively rare and expensive minerals they require. Thankfully for companies like CATL, many of those minerals are being mined inside China’s borders, but other firms elsewhere in the world haven’t been so fortunate.This news of Toyota’s battery partnership comes hot on the heels of its announcement that it plans to offer an electrified version of every single Lexus model by 2025 as well as receiving half of its revenue from the sale of electrified vehicles by 2025. Share your voice 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive: A new kind of Explorer 0 9:29 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e review: A hard hybrid to recommend The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid requires few sacrifices to save gas On the road: Toyota Mirai Toyota Volvolast_img read more

Sensex gains touch twomonth high

first_imgWhile it should have been a week of heavy selling in the domestic stock markets, given the interest rate hike in the US for the first time in over a decade, the benchmark indices, instead, posted biggest weekly gains in more than two-months.The markets had factored-in the US Federal Reserve rate hike and as a result there was no panic selling.For the week ended 18 December, the BSE S&P Sensex rose 474 points or 1.90% to end at 25,519 points, while the 50-share Nifty index gained 151 points or 1.99% to close at 7,761 points.As expected, the US central raised the interest rates by 25 basis points (bps) for the first time in nearly a decade at its two-day meeting on 15-16 December, bringing an end to speculation that persisted across the global markets over the past two years.”After being under pressure for two consecutive weeks and falling over 5%, the Indian equity markets have staged a strong come back during the week only to come tumbling down on Friday​. The world and its market seem to have rejoiced after the Fed moved on expected lines,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.Meanwhile, domestic markets were also partly underpinned by positive economic data releases earlier this week. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for October released last week showed that the industrial output surged 9.8% in the month, reaching its highest level since October 2010. A recovery in the rupee against the US dollar also supported the markets.On the sectoral front, IT index came under selling pressure during early sessions of the week, as the US government proposed to double the fee on work permit visas offered to other countries. IT companies are among the top users of H-1B and L-1 visas.Share prices of domestic IT major like Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) witnessed a sell-off, as analyst raised concerns over the fee hike hitting their margins. Warning on Q3 earnings issued by TCS and Wipro in the wake of recent floods in Chennai also weighed on their stocks.Another notable event for the markets this week is the ban imposed by the Supreme Court on sale on luxury diesel cars with over 2,000 cc engine capacity in Delhi till 31 March, 2016, in a bid to reduce pollution levels in the national capital city.Following the ban, stock prices of Mahindra & Mahindra fell sharply, as its entire range of utility vehicles have more than 2,000 cc engine capacity. Responding to the SC ruling, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra tweeted that the company will comply with the order.But the investor optimism seen in the four traded session of the week turned negative in the last trading day after the government sharply reduced its growth forecast for the current fiscal year, while presenting mid-year economic review.The government slashed its India’s GDP growth forecast to 7-7.5% in 2015-16 from a earlier estimate of 8.1-8.5%.”The weather may be getting pleasant but the market tantrums seem to be on the upswing as Friday’s sharp correction broke the winning streak of last four sessions. Despite recent correction, investors appear ready to bet even on counters that are fairly valued given the long-term growth potential of stable companies. Trend in global markets, movement of rupee against the dollar, and crude oil price will dictate near-term trend,” said Ambani.last_img read more

Schoolgirl gang raped in Gaibandha

first_imgRapeA schoolgirl was allegedly gang raped at Naldanga village in Gaibandha’s Sadullapur upazila on Friday night.The victim, a student of class VII, was admitted to Gaibandha Modern Hospital, said Sadullapur police station officer-in-charge Borhan Uddin.He said when the girl was returning home alone after escorting her mother to Naldanga Bazar some local youths including Shohag, Babu and Shariful forcefully took her to an adjacent sugarcane field and raped her one after another.Locals rushed in hearing the scream of the girl and caught three youths and handed them over to police, added the OC.Victim’s uncle Halim Miah filled a rape case with the Sadullapur police station in this connection.last_img