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first_imgP W D L GF GA GD PtsLeicester 16 10 5 1 34 22 12 35Arsenal 16 10 3 3 29 13 16 33Man City 16 10 2 4 32 17 15 32Man United 16 8 5 3 21 12 9 29Tottenham 16 6 8 2 26 14 12 26Crystal P 16 8 2 6 21 15 6 26Watford 16 7 4 5 18 16 2 25West Ham 16 6 6 4 25 21 4 24Liverpool 16 6 6 4 20 19 1 24Everton 16 5 8 3 29 21 8 23 P W D L GF GA GD PtsStoke City 16 6 5 5 13 14 -1 23Southampton 16 5 6 5 21 19 2 21West Brom 16 5 5 6 16 21 -5 20Bournemouth 16 4 4 8 20 31 -11 16Newcastle 16 4 4 8 18 31 -13 16Chelsea 16 4 3 9 18 26 -8 15Swansea City 16 3 5 8 15 24 -9 14Norwich City 16 3 5 8 18 28 -10 14Sunderland 16 3 3 10 17 30 -13 12Aston Villa 16 1 3 12 13 30 -17 6last_img read more

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Liverpool hero Dirk Kuyt shows he’s still got it with title-winning hat-trick

first_img1 Watch Dirk Kuyt’s hat-trick below… Feyenoord are Eredivisie champions for the first time since 1999 after a 3-1 final day win over Heracles.Captain Dirk Kuyt scored twice to give Feyenoord a 2-0 half-time lead at De Kuip and completed his hat-trick late on.The former Liverpool and Fenerbahce forward is in his second spell at Feyenoord and opened the scoring in the first minute.It was the Holland international’s 100th Feyenoord goal and strike number 101 followed after 12 minutes as any nerves were settled early on.Fireworks saw the celebrations start early for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team before Kuyt scored a third from the penalty spot.Peter van Ooijen replied with a consolation for Heracles.It was the Rotterdam side’s 15th title, ending an 18-year wait for glory.Ajax, the 33-times champions, were poised to pounce if Feyenoord slipped up.Ajax named the youngest starting line-up in the 61-year history of the Eredivisie, with an average age of 20 years and 139 days.The Amsterdam side won 3-1 at Willem II but had to settle for the runners-up spot as Feyenoord succeed PSV Eindhoven as champions.You can watch Kuyt’s hat-trick below…last_img read more

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Craig Shakespeare appointed permanent Leicester boss on a three-year contract

first_imgCraig Shakespeare has signed a three-year contract to become Leicester’s permanent manager.The 53-year-old replaced Claudio Ranieri on a deal until the end of the season after the Italian was sacked in February.The 2016 Premier League champions were just a point above the relegation zone but Shakespeare won five straight league games to pull them away from trouble.The Foxes eventually finished 12th with Shakespeare winning eight of his 16 games in charge in all competitions, losing five and drawing three.He also helped them into the quarter finals of the Champions League, beating Sevilla 2-0 in their second round second leg to win 3-2 on aggregate.The Foxes lost 2-1 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid in the last eight.Leicester City vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “Craig has shown all the qualities in leadership, motivation and talent management that are required to be successful in this role.“Those qualities, aligned with his first class coaching acumen, his knowledge of Leicester City and its philosophy, and the respect he has earned at every level of the club make him the ideal choice to help take us forward.“Our primary objective for the coming years is to successfully translate the extraordinary experiences of the last two seasons into lessons that will strengthen and enhance the club’s pursuit of its long-term vision of sustainable success.“Continuity is among the key elements to making such a process work.“Over the last nine years, Craig has built a unique insight into the catalysts for success at Leicester City, its impact on our personnel and the conditions needed to ensure its longevity.”Shakespeare was part of ex-boss Nigel Pearson’s backroom team during two spells at the King Power Stadium and stayed at the club after Pearson’s exit in 2015.He was Ranieri’s assistant as the pair helped mastermind last year’s shock title success after being 5,000-1 to win the league at the start of the campaign.Shakespeare’s biggest focus will be on summer recruitment with Riyad Mahrez reportedly wanting to leave the club and the Foxes linked with Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson. 1last_img read more

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Croatia vs Denmark: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted team line-ups and more

first_img Luka Modric was key to Croatia’s progression from Group D 2 Croatia and Denmark will face off in what is one of the most evenly balanced last 16 fixtures at the 2018 World Cup.The Danes finished second in Group C, having beaten Peru, but drawn with Australia and France.Croatia meanwhile topped Group D with nine points out of a possible nine. They defeated Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland. 2 What the players are saying:Mateo Kovacic (Croatia):“Christian Eriksen is a great player. He proved himself at Tottenham. We are aware of his quality—for example, he has an excellent shot. We must be very careful. But we stopped Lionel Messi in the game against Argentina, so we can do it again.”Christian Eriksen (Denmark):“It will bring together the whole country if we move on against Croatia. It will lift the national spirit in the country. Had we gone home after the group matches, it would have been a scandal. Croatia are perhaps small favourites if you look at the clubs where the players come from. But I think we can settle it within 90 minutes.” Christian Eriksen has been hugely important for Denmark How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.What is the team news?Croatia are set to recall many of the players nine rested against Iceland in their final group game. Ivan Rakitic, Dejan Lovren, etc, will all likely be reinstated in the side.Denmark’s coaching staff have said William Kvist could make an appearance in the last 16 after suffering an injury which kept him out of his country’s second and third group games. Yussuf Poulsen returns from suspension.Predicted teamsCroatia: Danijel Subasic; Sime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic; Ivan Rakitic, Milan Badelj; Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic; Mario Mandzukic​Denmark: Kasper Schmeichel; Jens Stryger Larsen, Andreas Christensen, Simon Kjaer, Henrik Dalsgaard; Lasse Schone, Thomas Delaney; Pione Sisto, Christian Eriksen, Yussuf Yurary Poulsen; Nicolai Jorgensenlast_img read more

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COLEMAN NAMED EVERTON YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

first_imgKILLYBEGS soccer star Seamus Coleman is celebrating today after being named Everton’s young player of the year.The 22-year-old Donegal man will make an incredible 40th appearance of the season when his side entertain Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday.He has started 30 of those games – and scored six goals for his club. And last night in Liverpool, Seamus picked up two gongs – young player of the year – and shareholders’ player of the year.Manager David Moyes said “Seamus did tremendously well at Blackpool last season and he’s given us something fresh and new this year.“He’s been great and, with what we’ve seen, we hope he’ll be able to step up again.”The former St Catherine’s and Sligo Rovers player won’t end his season against Chelsea however. He is expected to feature for Ireland when they play the North in the Carling Nations Cup next Tuesday – and Scotland on Sunday week.Said Seamus after the ceremony: “I’m trying to pick up different things but I don’t want to lose that natural ability.“I just like being able to get it and go. It’s done me well so far, so hopefully that can continue to be the case. I haven’t had a whole load of coaching. I just go for it. I want to get past my full-back. If I don’t do it the first time, I’ll keep trying.“It’s still there a little bit, that feeling that it’s all a bit surreal. I’ve said to myself that I’ve got to get rid of that because you can’t always think that way. At the same time, I don’t want to get used to it. I still want to have that little feeling of being in awe because you can never take your place for granted.”COLEMAN NAMED EVERTON YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR was last modified: May 20th, 2011 by gregShare 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:evertonKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more

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GLENTIES OUTLINE THE REASONS WHY THEY ARE AGAINST WINDFARM

first_imgThe Glenties Windfarm Information Group, a group formed in response to the application by Straboy Wind Energy Ltd for planning permission for a wind farm close to Glenties Town, have never hidden their concerns for the project.The proposed project has received a huge number of written objections and continues to cause huge controversy in Glenties and the surrounding areas.Here spokesman for the group, Michael Quinn, outlines the reasons why so many people are completely opposed to the application. “As a group we are gravely concerned at the targeting of the town of Glenties and its surrounding townlands for wind farm developments. We believe that such an inappropriately sited development, as that proposed at Straboy, is incongruous with the character and landscape of the area; the tourism led businesses of the town, our Gaeltacht culture, local amenity and any reasonable assessment of proper and sustainable development of the area.An Bord Pleanála Appeal – up to 79 formal written objectionsIt is well-known that the decision to grant permission for this wind farm by Donegal County Council Ref 11/30127, to the Dublin-based applicant has been appealed to An Bord Pleánala (Ref PL05B.240166). The case is the subject of fifteen separate appeals which of itself is a significantly high number. We have also learned that this appeal is the subject of a further sixty-four observations which is an EXCEPTIONAL number for a development in a rural town. I also understand that several of these observations to An Bord Pleánala are made in joint or several names meaning that a significant proportion of Glenties’ adult population have formally recorded their concerns regarding the proposed development. We think this is the largest number of observations ever to An Bord Pleanála on wind farms.When one considers that the cost of an appeal is €220 and the cost of an observation is €50, the fact that so many local people have submitted either an appeal or observation, in these stringent financial times, is a clear indication of the depth of anger and disbelief felt locally at the granting of permission for this wind farm by Donegal County Council and the surrounding procedural and process morass.Health and set-back issuesRegarding the health issues for those living in close proximity to wind farms it should be noted that the Council are currently involved in a consultation process with the public regarding the Draft County Development Plan 2012-2018The council have published documents relating to the material alterations to the draft County Development plan and these can be viewed online on the Councils website. One interesting aspect is contained in material alteration 76 which reads as follows:Material Alteration 76: To amend the technical standards contained in the Development and Technical Standards no: 9.6.5(a) from a 500m to 1km setback. If the proposed amendment is accepted 9.6.5(a) will read as follows:Wind Turbines must not be located within:a) 1km of any dwelling (except where the written consent of those persons affected by this condition is given)This in effect if adopted means that no wind turbine could be placed within one kilometre of any dwelling unless the owner agrees. The proposed amendment to a 1km setback is an improvement on the current 500metre minimum, however, a 2km set-back is an internationally recognised best-practice minimum in order to protect public health. Our group are also concerned that permitting householder consent within these limits is not prudent as often the lure of the Euro offered by Wind farm developers can sometimes and indeed too often override sensible decision making by landowners. It is our view that any consent in these matters should be formally recorded and witnessed with the home owner having being fully informed of the potential health risks involved. Submissions or observations regarding the proposed material alterations to the draft County Donegal Development Plan 2012-2018 and associated reports can be emailed to cdp.review@donegalcoco.ie on or before 30th March 2012.GLENTIES OUTLINE THE REASONS WHY THEY ARE AGAINST WINDFARM was last modified: March 29th, 2012 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:Glentieswindfarmlast_img read more

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Third suspect remains at large

first_img “We have no idea what the motive was,” he said. “It was a senseless shooting. That’s what makes it so cold-blooded.” Ariza and Salinas are being held in the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station jail until their arraignment hearings set for Monday. Bail had not been set for either of them as of Friday. “It will probably be $1 million or more,” McArthur said. “We booked them on murder.” — Sandy Mazza may be reached by calling (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026, or by e-mail at sandy.mazza@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Michael Salinas, 20, a suspect in the Aug. 25 shooting of Aron Adagio, 30, a Downey videographer and sales representative, at the Pico Rivera convenience store, was arrested Wednesday by deputies serving a search warrant at his Azusa home. He was previously convicted of carrying a loaded firearm in November 2004. The third suspect in Adagio’s murder, Deanne Ariza, 22, of Santa Fe Springs, turned herself in to authorities Thursday. She has a past conviction, in January, for possessing illegal drugs. Detectives allege the three drove together in Ariza’s mother’s white Chevrolet Blazer to the 7-Eleven in the 9300 block of Slauson Avenue early in the morning on Aug. 25. After buying a case of Budweiser beer, detectives allege that either Jaimez or Salinas shot Adagio in the head. Adagio had simply stopped at the store to buy beer. He died later at a hospital. McArthur called the shooting “senseless.” PICO RIVERA — — Three suspects in the shooting death of a Downey man at a 7-Eleven store in Pico Rivera had previous criminal records, including gun violations, and one is implicated in a separate shooting, detectives said Friday. Suspect Michael Jaimez, 25, of Santa Fe Springs, who authorities have described as a gang member and records show has a criminal history dating back seven years, is named in a $300,000 warrant for his arrest on another shooting, said Sgt. Alex McArthur. Jaimez remains at large. However, McArthur said he could not provide details of that shooting, saying that investigation was being handled by the Whittier Police Department. Whittier police, however, were unable to provide any details Friday. According to records from Los Angeles Superior Court, Jaimez was convicted in 1998 of trespassing. In 2000, he was convicted of being drunk in public, possessing narcotics and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.last_img read more

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Simi Valley teen pleads guilty to murdering his mother

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “He was very concerned about what his family, especially his sister and father, would have to endure if the case went to a jury trial,” he said. “Also, it was extremely important to him that he leave with the hope that maybe he could be released.” Ratner said Amico may be eligible for parole after 26 years, but there is no guarantee. The former Royal High School student was 15 when he stabbed Reina Amico, 41, multiple times inside their Blackwall Drive home. The teenager was arrested at a relative’s home in Van Nuys several hours later. — Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@dailynews.com SIMI VALLEY – A Simi Valley teen pleaded guilty today to murdering his mother, admitting that he fatally stabed her in May 2004. Jason Amico, now 17, faces 26 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 19. Officials said he likely will be sentenced to a California Youth Authority facility until he is 21, when he will be transferred to prison. “He really hated his mother,” prosecutor Stacy Ratner said. “He just decided that he did not want her to be alive anymore and he didn’t want to live in the world with her so he killed her.” Deputy Public defender Randy Tucker said the teen didn’t want to put his family through the trauma of a murder trial. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DDTV: WATCH BURTONPORT BOMBER JOSEPH DUFFY’S ‘EXPLOSIVE’ 36 SECOND KO AT CAGE WARRIORS

first_imgDDTV: Simply click play on the video above to watch ‘Burtonport Bomber’ Joseph Duffy’s absolutely clinical KO of French opponent Julien Boussuge.Duffy only returned to MMA in August after nearly a three-year lay off from the sport. Duffy had a brief fray in professional boxing before deciding to return to his first love MMA.Duffy was one of the hottest prospects in the sports and has defeated current UFC stars Conor McGregor and Norman Parke.However, following a defeat to Ivan Musardo in a European Title fight, Duffy opted to leave the sport before returning in sensational fashion in August.Roared on by a passionate home support at The Helix, in Dublin, Duffy defeated Damien Lapilus in the forth round courtesy of a submission. His stunning KO has got MMA commentators predicting a future in the UFC, and if Duffy continues producing outstanding performances like Saturday night it won’t be long until we seen him compete at that level. DDTV: WATCH BURTONPORT BOMBER JOSEPH DUFFY’S ‘EXPLOSIVE’ 36 SECOND KO AT CAGE WARRIORS was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Cage Warriors 74DDTVJoseph DuffyMMAnewsSportlast_img read more

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Donegal Senator calls on Government to get tough with Sex Offences Act

first_imgDonegal Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn has called on the Government to introduce a range of measures to support the Sexual Offences Act, 2017 which made the purchase of sex a criminal offence.He was speaking after hosting a briefing for all members of the Oireachtas by a range of organisations including trade unions, children’s rights groups, immigrant support groups and domestic violence and rape support centres behind the campaign, Turn Off the Red Light (TORL).The organisations present stressed the importance of the legislation and supports required to ensure its implementation. Senator Mac Lochlainn said “The measures include, Enforcement Policies; Protection and Support for all victims of sexual exploitation, Monitoring and Evaluation and Public Awareness and Preventative Strategies to be part of an integrated national strategy to address both prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation.“As women and young girls in prostitution and victims of trafficking are integrated into the commercial sex trade and are subjected to pimping, coercion and exploitation, an overall police and enforcement strategy is required, coordinated and aimed at the prosecution of pimps, procurers and brothel owners.”“The measures being called for are aimed at disrupting the commercial sex industry, to reduce the levels of pimping and trafficking and sexual exploitation and very importantly to prevent the targeting, grooming and coercion of young girls and children to meet the demands of pimps and buyers”.He said public awareness and preventative strategies should be central to government thinking and the campaigning organisations are calling for a national public awareness campaign on the effects of the Sexual Offences Act. Research shows that:-8% men in Ireland buy sex (2015 Red C poll)1 in 15 men in Ireland report having paid for sex (Kelleher 2009)The average buyer of sex is male, well-educated, with middle to high income and in a relationship at the time of the purchase of a sexual act.( Immigrant Council of Ireland)Surveys of men highlight the greatest deterrent to buying sex is a criminal sanction and/or risk of public exposure. As the state has adopted the position that prostitution is a form of violence against women the demand to have any girls or women made available to supply sexual acts for money should not regarded as legitimate or acceptable in Ireland.To inform the impact of the legislation the state needs to resource collated and consistent data. Currently the Sexual Exploitation Research Project in UCD (SERP), is beginning to collate data working with relevant state agencies, survivor’s organisations and frontline services to progress research and data collation.De-criminalisation is a core element of the Swedish/Nordic approach but the introduction of the laws on the purchase of sex must also be accompanied by a wide range of measures to ensure there are no negative consequences for prostituted and trafficked women. The right to protection, accommodation, legal advocacy and support for victims of trafficking have been enshrined in legislation and given that an overwhelming majority of women in prostitution are migrant women and that many may be undocumented, it is critical that all women have immediate access to accurate information and legal advice. Legal representation from specialised lawyers ensures that women obtain consistent information regarding their rights including the right to remain in the state.“Organisation such as Ruhama, The Immigrant Council of Ireland, Doras Lumni, Stop Traffick, work with victims of trafficking. The Women’s Health Clinic is the State provider. All need to be resourced sufficiently in order to be able to provide early legal intervention, adequate supports and exit routes. Taking on these measures in Ireland are necessary and have proven to be effective anti-trafficking and demand reduction measures”.Donegal Senator calls on Government to get tough with Sex Offences Act was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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