Leicester City fairytale complete!

first_imgLONDON (AP):Leicester City completed one of the greatest-ever sporting achievements yesterday when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the English Premier League for the first time.Leicester players were crowded around a television inside top-scorer Jamie Vardy’s house as they were handed the title by closest challengers Tottenham being held to a 2-2 draw by deposed champions Chelsea.With an insurmountable seven-point lead over Tottenham with two games remaining, Leicester are champions of England for the first time in their 132-year history.”Championes! Championes! Ole! Ole! Ole!” the jubilant Leicester players sang as they jumped up and down with their arms on each other’s shoulders inside Vardy’s house.”Nobody believed we could do it, but here we are Premier League champions and deservedly so,” Leicester captain Wes Morgan said. “I’ve never known a spirit like the one between these boys, we’re like brothers.”FIRST JAMAICA TITLE-HOLDERMorgan is the first Jamaican international to win the English Premier League.Just two years ago, Vardy and many of his teammates were playing in the second tier and then came close to instantly dropping out of the Premier League. They started this season as among the favourites to be relegated again. But last night, fans – who never dreamed their modest club in a city with a population of 330,000 would conquer wealthier rivals – descended on Leicester’s King Power Stadium to party into the night.”People saw it last season when everyone expected us to be relegated, but we fought back to prove people wrong,” Morgan said. “This season’s been a continuation of that. We’ve built on the momentum, but I don’t think anyone believed it would come to this.”Leicester, who will collect the trophy on Saturday when they host Everton at home, had not even finished higher than second since 1929.English soccer have not had a first-time champion of the top flight since Nottingham Forest in 1978. And for the last 20 years, the Premier League trophy has never left London or Manchester, with Arsenal, Chelsea, United and City sharing the trophy among them.Unlike that title-winning quartet or 1995 champion Blackburn, Leicester have achieved their success without lavish spending on their squad.Chelsea’s draw also ensured Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri became a league title winner for the first time in his career, 12 years after the 64-year-old Italian was fired by the Blues.”Let’s do it for Ranieri,” read one Chelsea fan’s banner during yesterday’s game at Stamford Bridge, where the trophy was presented to Chelsea last May.”It’s the greatest achievement in the history of English football and it was led by an Italian,” Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, tweeted.Leicester missed a chance to seal the title on Sunday when they were held to a draw by Manchester United, but Chelsea ensured that the party wasn’t delayed any longer.Tottenham had to win at Chelsea to keep their bid for a first title since 1961 alive and led 2-0 thanks to goals from striker Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, before Chelsea staged a second-half fight back to draw in a fiery London derby, where tempers frayed and tackles flew in from everywhere.”What a game,” Leicester defender Robert Huth tweeted. “Makes me look like an angel! CHAMPIONS!!!”Centre half Gary Cahill pulled a goal back for Chelsea early in the second half and with Tottenham clinging on, the equalising goal was scored by Eden Hazard.Ranieri called Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink to thank him for Chelsea’s part in delivering the title to Leicester, which is owned by Thai retail giant King Power.”(Ranieri said) five times ‘Thanks’, because of the emotion,” Hiddink said. “I didn’t see any tears because it was not a Facetime conversation, but his voice was trembling a bit.”One bookmaker, Sky Bet, said it paid out £4.6 million (US$6.8 million) to punters who backed Leicester to win the title, with 128 putting money on the team at 5,000-1.No sports team has defied such odds to triumph, and Leicester’s improbablesuccess has provided a feel-good story for a country divided as they prepare to vote on whether to remain in the European Union.”Many congratulations to Leicester,” British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted. “An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title.”last_img read more

IPL 2016: Team in right frame of mind, says SRH skipper David Warner

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad after a five-day break are raring to go in their next IPL match against Gujarat Lions. Sunrisers played their last match on April 30, which they won against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 15 runs and skipper David Warner said the break has helped the players to regroup.”We won a couple, we lost a couple. We are coming out and putting up good performances. It’s going to be challenging for the guys but the team is in a good frame of mind. The guys had rest (during) last couple of days and everyone is fresh and ready to go,” Warner told reporters on the eve of the game.”For us, it’s about making sure that mentally we are ok, we are not exhausting ourselves. The guys had a little bit of training session on Wednesday. The guys bonded very well at resorts, some went for go-karting,” he said. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )Stating that Gujarat Lions are a strong side, Warner said that Sunrisers Hyderabad need to make early inroads to contain the explosive batting line-up of the visitors.”We have to contain them early. Whether we bat or ball first, it’s all about first six overs and early wickets. For us as a batting unit, it is important not to lose too many wickets and for our bowlers it is important to get as many wickets as they can,” he said.The Australian said that their aim was to keep on winning games without thinking about others.”For us, it’s about winning. If we keep winning, we are going to make it to the finals. We don’t have to worry about what other teams do,” he said.advertisementWarner said as a captain, he is open-minded and always accessible to his teammates.”My life becomes easy when the guys are doing their job. If I feel something is not in place, I talk to the players. My doors are always open to the players,” he said.He also hinted that star player Yuvraj Singh, who is yet to feature in the tournament so far because of an injury, might play on Friday.”I think so,” was Warner’s reply when asked whether Yuvraj is fit.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

Get ready for 11 days of musical festivities in the heart of

first_imgQUÉBEC – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) and Canadian Heritage(PCH) Advertisement PCH awarded $550,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) to support the programming for this 51st must-see song fest in Québec City.The FEQ is an international art and music event that has been offering rich and diverse programming for 51 years. Attracting concert-goers from Quebec and elsewhere in Canada, the United States and around the world, the Festival is an important pillar for tourism in the Québec City area.Quotes“Every year, the Festival d’été de Québec dazzles us with the quality of its diverse programming and the overall visitor experience. I am pleased about the Government of Canada’s support for the Festival, which shines a light on Québec City and the surrounding area, as well as the entire province, for Canadian, North American and foreign tourists. I wish all festival-goers a wonderful time!”The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development“Tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors worldwide. By supporting events like the Festival d’été de Québec, we are showing our commitment to fostering growth in this industry and promoting the attractiveness of the cities that host them.”The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED“For more than 50 years, the Festival d’été de Québec has spared no effort in showcasing our talented artists, who express their art through a wide variety of musical styles. This major event is a perfect illustration of the cultural vitality that exists across the country.”The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“With the support from CED and PCH, the Festival has the means to fulfill its ambitions and further its development. This support is a significant factor in the event’s growth and sustainability and confirms the FEQ’s major contribution to the economy and to tourism development in Quebec and Canada.”Claude Doré, Acting Director General, FEQQuick factsCED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.This year marks the 50th anniversary of federal regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action dedicated to the development of the regions and local businesses.For more information on CED and its priorities, consult the 2018–19 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.PCH’s CAPF provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series and organizations that offer support to arts presenters. Through the CAPF, Canadians have access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities.The FEQ welcomes international superstars, rising stars and emerging artists in all musical styles. Street musicians also add a touch of colour to the Festival, not to mention the rich lineup of shows and activities for the family.During the FEQ’s 10-day run, more than 250 shows will be presented on 10 stages in the heart of Québec City.Every year, the FEQ welcomes over 350,000 participants and can boast that 11% of its festival-goers are day-trippers and 27% are tourists. The latter come from Quebec (50%), the other Canadian provinces (19%), the United States(13%) and other parts of the world (18%). The number of visitors from outside Quebec has been on the rise since 2015.Stay connectedFollow CED on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTubeFollow PCH on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr Follow the FEQ on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Snapchat The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced Government of Canada support for the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ), which runs from July 5 to 15, 2018.CED’s non-repayable contribution of $1,260,000 was granted under the Quebec Economic Development Program to the Festival d’été international de Québec Inc. to help promote and market the 2017 and 2018 editions of the event outside Quebec through advertising, e-marketing and media relations. The assistance also went toward new additions to the Festival, such as spectacular street performances, urban structures and bracelets that create lighting effects. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Tesla and Akamai Technologies tumble while Cabot Oil rises

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:Tesla Inc., down $22.68 to $310.12The electric car maker cut its prices by $2,000 and announced fourth-quarter sales figures that fell short of analysts’ estimates.Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., up $1.18 to $23.53Energy companies, the weakest sector in the market last year, rose as the price of crude oil turned higher.U.S. Concrete Inc., down $3.48 to $31.80Analysts at D.A. Davidson lowered their estimates for the company, partly due to unfavourable weather in Texas and wildfires in California.Akamai Technologies Inc., down $2.07 to $59.01Technology companies fell more than the rest of the market.Duke Energy Corp., down $1.60 to $84.70Utilities and other high-dividend stocks, such as real estate investment trusts, fell.Box Inc., up $1.50 to $18.38The cloud-based software company’s stock rose on rumours that it could be an acquisition target.NetEase Inc., down $5.63 to $229.74The Wall Street Journal reported that NetEase was left off a list of video game makers that got new approvals from Chinese regulators.Roku Inc., up $1.88 to $32.52The company said it is expanding its Roku Channel to include premium subscriptions.The Associated Presslast_img read more

LS polls Cops crack down on illicit liquor weapons

first_imgNew Delhi: With the Lok Sabha polls around the corner, the Delhi Police has started a crackdown on the illegal weapons, liquors in the city. In a crime review meeting, the Delhi Police Commissioner also reviewed the progress report of the weekly monitoring items for forthcoming general elections.Police sources told Millennium Post from December 24, 2018 to February 21 this year, 39245.84 litres of illicit liquors, 28 can beer and 110 beer bottles were recovered. The law enforcement agency also recovered 304 knives, 254 live and 11 empty cartridges. In a crime review meeting, the top cop Amulya Patnaik reviewed the weekly progress report of the recoveries of these items. “He also told senior officers that there should stern action against misuse of vehicles, loudspeakers and other electoral malpractices,” sources further added. According to Delhi Police data from December 2018 to February 10, as many as 31,186 calls were received regarding loudspeakers. As many as 53 arms were deposited and 914 were verified. In the meeting, the discussion was also made to review and assessment of all licensed arms holders and deposition. Sources further said that during the period from December 24, 2018 to February 21, more than 15,000 vehicles were checked. As many as 791 actions were taken under CrPc whereas under DP Act 10,678 actions were taken. In the meeting, the discussion also focussed on the list of persons involved in booth capturing, impersonation, intimidation of voters in the past two elections. “Focus was also given on special drive against history sheeters, proclaimed absconders and fugitive criminals,” sources said. Police claimed that as many as 9,179 history sheets are on record. In the current year, 106 history sheets were opened and 106 are under process. According to Delhi Police, they have taken several initiatives to curb crime which includes patrolling and picket checking. “In 988 pickets (314–permanent and 674–temporary) more than 42,000 buses and TSR and 2,45,732 two-wheelers were checked till the last few weeks of February,” sources said. The picket staff had recovered 46 firearms, while 97 firearms were recovered by beat staff and 229 firearms by other staff.last_img read more

People have to choose between honest and corrupt govts Modi

first_imgSundargarh (Odisha): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said people have to decide whether they want to choose an honest and principled government committed to development of all, or a corrupt and unprincipled one. “This time lotus will bloom in Odisha. The BJP will taste victory. I can say with certainty that maximum number of lotuses will bloom in the state,” Modi said at a rally in tribal-dominated Sundargarh. Similarly, the BJP will again come to power at the Centre as the country needs a strong and decisive government to ensure national security as well as speedy development, the prime minister said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Hitting out at the BJD government in Odisha, the prime minster said its intentions are not good and the 2019 polls are significant for the future of Odisha as well as country. On the 39th foundation day of the BJP, Modi said, “The party was born out of sweat of its workers, not dynasty or money. It came into being and grew manifold with the sweat and labour of its workers.” Asserting that the BJP all along fought to safeguard democracy, he said lakhs of party workers and leaders were jailed while protesting the Emergency. “Now the BJP has emerged as the world’s largest democratic organisations. It fought to protect democracy during Emergency,” he said. Assembly election in Odisha will be held along with Lok Sabha polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.last_img read more

Ohio State inks Cincinnati lineman

The Buckeyes added a tenacious offensive lineman to their roster.Andrew Norwell, a Cincinnati native out of Anderson High School, is the No. 2 offensive tackle in the country according to Scout.com.   Norwell committed to the Buckeyes more than a year ago, but knew long before that he was born a Buckeye.At Anderson, he led the Redskins to the 2007 Division II State Title. The following season, the Redskins were Division II State runner-ups.“Norwell is the kind of player who always puts the team first,” Redskins coach Jeff Giesting said.  Norwell is an All-Ohio lineman and earned first-team All-State, All-Southwest and All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference honors.  However, the biggest honor he received came during his senior season, he said, when he was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.  Norwell wasn’t able to play in the bowl and hasn’t seen the field since early September due to a season-ending injury.  Norwell broke his left tibia in a game against Columbus DeSales and underwent surgery just three days later. Since then, Norwell has been dedicated to getting to the weight room and keeping up with physical therapy.Doctors, coaches and Norwell agree: There is no question he will be ready in the fall.  Norwell has an immense amount of versatility in respect to his position. He is the “kind of player coaches dream about,” Scout.com’s Dave Berk wrote.He has the potential to gain speed, flexibility and, yes, even size. Norwell stands at 6-feet-7-inches and 275 pounds, but his frame stands to gain at least another 20 pounds.“I think I’ll be better at about 300 pounds,” Norwell said.  Norwell’s long arms hold defenders off and his pure size drives defenders to the turf. He’s a big guy in an even bigger family. Norwell is the youngest of four sisters and two brothers.“My family is my biggest support system,” Norwell said.Athleticism is in the family; his brother Adam played basketball at Northern Kentucky and his brother Chris played football in the Big Ten for Illinois.Norwell had offers on the table from the University of Cincinnati, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame and Stanford.“I chose Ohio State because it’s a prestigious school,” Norwell said.  OSU is also only two hours from his hometown, an easy trip for family to make, Norwell said.  It isn’t set in stone as to how much Norwell will see the field in 2010. He could redshirt until he puts on the weight and adjusts, but Buckeye fans may see him sooner than expected. Buckeye offensive linemen Michael Brewster, J.B. Shugarts, Mike Adams and Marcus Hall all received playing time as freshmen.Whether he makes an immediate impact or holds off into his second and third seasons, this high-caliber lineman should be a valuable asset to the Buckeye line. read more

Clippers Gimenez ready for Indians callup

At the Class AAA level in baseball, lineups can change significantly from one day to the next depending on what is happening with the parent organization. The Cleveland Indians have run into injuries at the beginning of 2010 that have forced them to call up a lot of the talent from the Columbus Clippers. An injury at the major-league level can quickly shift lineups throughout the whole farm system because when one player gets called up, there are players that are called up to replace him at each level of the farm system. When these circumstances arise, a utility player can be a savior. A utility player generally can play multiple positions on the field. Chris Gimenez has shown to be useful at several positions in 2010 for the Clippers. “Chris just has the versatility where he can play outfield, he can play first base, he can play third base and he can play wherever he is needed,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “He did that his first few years in the minor leagues and then we moved him to catcher, which really helped his value. But where we are now, he just moves all around.”A lack of offensive production from the Indians’ catcher position has fans anxiously awaiting the arrival of Clippers catcher Carlos Santana.If Santana leaves, it looks like Gimenez will be the Clippers catcher. “He’s our backup catcher,” Sarbaugh said. “He started the year catching here last year also.” Damaso Espino was the backup catcher for the Clippers for part of 2010, but was sent to the Class AA Akron Aeros. Espino played great defensively, but didn’t offer the offensive production that Gimenez brings. Gimenez has a .289 batting average with 20 RBIs and six home runs. He is among the top five on the team in on-base percentage and slugging percentage. If Santana gets called up to the Indians, they may send catchers Mike Redmond or Lou Marson to the Clippers. Otherwise, the Clippers may bring back Espino to be the backup catcher. read more

Arne Maier Im living the dream at Hertha Berlin

first_imgThe highly-rated Arne Maier is loving life at Hertha Berlin and is choosing to ignore rumours of a high-profile move to either Arsenal or Manchester UnitedThe 19-year-old midfielder is thriving for both club and country with big things expected of him in the future.Maier has started in all seven of Hertha’s Bundesliga games this season with the club in fifth-place and three points off leaders Borussia Dortmund.“It is always a nice feeling to be praised,” Maier told Goal.“But no matter how much I may be praised at the moment, on the field that does not help me. There I am on my own and every time I have to go to my limits and not rest.“But I want to emphasise that I like this torture. I’m living my dream.”The interest of major clubs throughout all of Europe is nothing new to Maier, who has been targeted since the age of 13.“Of course, on the one hand, it was a cool feeling that such big clubs were interested in me,” he added.“On the other hand, I was only 13 years old, had my school in Berlin, my family and my friends, which is why I decided against a change at that time.”Currently, Maier plays his international football for the Germany U21 side.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.But the youngster hopes to eventually force his way into the senior side along with some other players he believes will like feature in Joachim Low’s plans in the near future.When asked to name these players who will get a call-up to the senior team, Maier said: “First of all Kai Havertz [of Bayer Leverkusen].“I have known him for several years. He is a good friend of mine and I have followed his development closely.“But there is not only Havertz, also players like Thilo Kehrer [at Paris Saint-Germain] have a lot of potential and can play an important role in the national team at some point.“Of course, each of us wants to someday play for Die Mannschaft – me too. That’s the dream.”European Championship qualification ✅Man of the match ✅Friday night was some night for Arne #Maier on international duty! 💙🇩🇪#hahohe pic.twitter.com/d0gKdI1R3S— Hertha Berlin (@HerthaBSC_EN) October 14, 2018last_img read more

Federal Charges Filed Against Father In Death Of 5YearOld

first_imgOn December 5, officers from the Anchorage Police Department were dispatched to 5740 Rocky Mountain Court #2, regarding a report of a child who had been shot in the head. According to charging documents,  Anthony L. Johnson faces a federal weapons charge. The U.S. District Court stated that Johnson has a felony record for drug possession. Upon arrival APD officers discovered the body of Christian Johnnson, 5 years old in the master bedroom from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The father of the 5-year-old Anchorage boy who died Tuesday, November 5, from a self inflicted gunshot wound is facing federal charges, according to federal prosecutors.center_img According to APD, the new charges describe the gun as a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol. Johnnson is charged with violating a federal prohibition against felons having guns. He is scheduled to appear in Federal Court at 1 p.m., today, in Anchorage.last_img read more