MOT, ABIC Dedicate Polytank for Motorcyclists

first_imgAs efforts to combat the spread of the Ebola Virus by means of transportation, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) in collaboration with Angie Brooks International Center for Women’s Empowerment (ABIC) has dedicated a polytank, provided reflective jackets, clorox, disinfectants, and spraying bottles to motorcyclists.Speaking at the dedication ceremony recently at the 20th Street Motor Cycle Parking Station in Sinkor, Monrovia, ABIC Administrator Jackie McCay said, the polytank was intended to ensure that motorcyclists observing the preventive measure of washing their hands frequently.She cautioned motorcyclists to be careful while transporting passengers from one destination to another, adding that they should be heroes for themselves.“Transport the people not the virus because you all can make a difference by observing those preventive measures to eradicate the EVD,” ABIC Administrator said.The United Nations Development Program, (UNDP) team leader for sustainable Economic Transformation, Dorsla Farcarthy who proxied for UNDP Country Director Kamil Kamaludeen, reaffirmed UNDP’s commitment to providing more support to the Government of Liberia.He said due to the organization’s commitment to the country, it has carried out numerous programs, and provided more support to the ABIC, Liberia National Police (LNP), Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) and to several counties to fight against the killer disease.“I urge every one of you motorcyclists to use this polytank for the purpose of washing your hands frequently with chlorinated water and it is also our hope to extend the program to taxi drivers,” said Mr. Farcarthy.The motorcyclists thanked MOT, ABIC and UNDP for providing what they called a ‘safe zone’ that will enable them to be protected by washing their hands, having their temperatures tested, before riding their bikes.MOT Deputy Minister for Administration Bushuben Keita disclosed that the polytank will be dedicated at all motorcycle stations.He said currently twenty seven of the polytanks have been distributed to some motorcycle parking stations in Monrovia and there are plans to reach taxi and bus stations.He urged the motorcyclists to join the fight by knowing who to transport and that they should continue observing the preventive measures to keep them safe.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC) recently conducted a one day Ebola Prevention training of trainers’ workshop for motorcyclists at the Monrovia City Hall with over fifty participants,The workshop provided training for motorcyclists on the necessary Ebola preventive measures.The project was sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and implemented by MOT and ABIC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A Beautiful Vision for Tomorrow

first_imgIf there were ever a time when we needed hope for the nation of Liberia, it is now. At a time when corruption is so rampant at every level of society; when the economy is as tight as a contraction; when a general air of hopelessness just hangs over the country like a dark and menacing cloud; when survival is the name of the game. We need hope now. We need a vision we can believe in and work towards. The perfect time to deliver such hope was at the marking of Liberia’s 168th Independence Day. And the orator, Ambassador Charles Minor, delivered.While he dealt at great depth with the entrenched problems facing the nation, he delivered a message of hope that every Liberian can hold on to at this hour in our beloved Liberia. Minor’s message of hope cut across societal class lines – from the Executive branch to the yanna boy – and covered every facet of the nation – the governance factor, the economic factor, the human resource factor and even the personal development factor. He envisioned a leadership that is people-focused and not self-centered or graft driven. The former Liberian ambassador to the United States envisioned a Liberia that is self-sustaining. A Liberia that grows its own food in sufficient amounts to consume and export; a Liberia that produces value-added products for its local and export markets. A Liberia whose mindset has changed gear from the idea that the best job is in the office doing practically nothing, to the realization that the best job is one that makes a tangible, positive impact on the development of the nation. Minor envisioned an educated Liberia that dominates the job market in its own country; a highly developed Liberia as a direct result of a highly educated populace.What is so powerful about Minor’s vision is that it is home grown – Made in Liberia. Not a one-size-fits-all dream imported from elsewhere and super-imposed on an African nation that can barely walk in it. It is contextualized and custom made to fit our particular needs and environment. It is achievable and absolutely sustainable. But he even went further to address those who may have fallen between the cracks despite their best efforts and lost hope. Indeed, hopelessness can drive people to the depths of vice; and when the hopeless outnumber the hopeful, as the case may be, that is dangerous for the stability of a nation-state. The Independence Day orator offered hope to those who, although they would rather work than steal, are nonetheless eking out a living on the margins of society, selling chewing gum and expired biscuits on the streets: “And to you, strong young men and women, who are walking up and down the streets of our main cities and towns selling chewing gum because you have yet to cultivate the skills to attract a remunerative wage paying jobs, offer to become an apprentice and accept a minimum wage today so that tomorrow, you will have acquired some skills to improve your capacity to obtain a decent job…“…Poverty need not be in your future. As human beings, we are endowed by our maker with great gifts of self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. And our imagination is extremely powerful. It transforms lives, it has sent man to the Moon and today man is planning to vacation in outer space. Our endowments also provide us boundless energy and enthusiasm… They enable us not to be constrained by circumstances. Do not retain the attitude of hopelessness. Knock it off…“We can work within our circle of influence and, with a sense of personal worth and self-assurance, our inner drive and our creative imagination can catapult us from being street vendors to becoming merchants of Greenville and Barclayville, with our own stores and inventories; from being market woman selling tomatoes grown in Cote d’Ivoire to becoming vegetables and fruits producing farmers…“I vision car loaders with imagination and vision one day becoming owners of taxi cabs. Achieving those lofty goals, however, depends upon ourselves, not on our Government; achieving such goals depends on our own self-image; our creative imagination, our ability to be transparent and accountable, our willingness to re-pay our loans; and our taking advantage of pivotal opportunities in our lives.”Ambassador Minor’s vision for a new Liberia should give hope to every Liberian; and every Liberian should take courage, be inspired and join forces to build the developed nation we wish to see in our lifetime.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Real Madrid call presidential election

first_imgCandidates have until June 18 to come forward, with the statement adding: “In the case that more than one candidate is announced, the Electoral board will make public the date and place for voting.”Perez was president between 2000 and 2006 and returned for a second spell in 2009, succeeding Ramon Calderon. Elections were announced in 2013 but Perez was the only candidate.Madrid are fresh from winning a first Spanish title since 2012 to go with a third Champions League in four seasons.The 70-year-old Perez, a civil engineer and head of construction firm ACS, changed the club’s statutes in 2012 to make it harder to stand as a candidate.Potential challengers need to have been ‘socios’, or members, of the club for 20 years and must be able to give a personal financial guarantee of 15 percent of the club’s budget.The 2017 Deloitte Football Money League listed Madrid’s revenue in the 2015-16 season at 620.1 million euros ($696.8 million, £538.4 million), the third highest in the world.0Shares000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares000Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles in four seasons under president Florentino Perez © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Jun 8 – Spanish and European champions Real Madrid announced on Thursday that they will hold a presidential election over the close season, provided somebody comes forward to challenge the incumbent Florentino Perez.“The Electoral board…have agreed to an election for the club president and board of directors,” read a statement published on the English version of the club website.last_img read more

Teen dies after being hit by car

first_imgSerrato will be arraigned Friday at Whittier Court. She is being held at the sheriff’s Norwalk Station in lieu of $100,000 bail.California Highway Patrol Officers said Serrato was driving a Toyota Matrix that struck Martin Granado at 8:35 p.m., Wednesday on Lambert Road, west of Mills Avenue in unincorporated county.The Whittier teen was walking outside of the crosswalk when he was hit, according to Zizi.The boy was on his way home walking northbound across Lambert Road. The Toyota was traveling about 40 mph crossing the intersection at Mills Avenue when it struck Granado. “Due to the force of the collision, the teen was thrown back onto the roadway and suffered major injuries,” Zizi said. WHITTIER – A 15-year-old pedestrian struck at an intersection died Thursday from his injuries.The driver who was arrested on drunk driving charges Wednesday night may face additional charges, officials said.Melissa Serrato, 27, of Pico Rivera was booked on suspicion of felony driving under the influence causing great bodily injury or death.CHP Officer Joe Zizi said they will present the case to the District Attorney’s Office today to see if additional charges will be filed. The boy was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center where he died Thursday afternoon, he said. Serrato, who was not injured was arrested at the scene. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Revealed! Top 15 favourites to win the Premier League Golden Boot next season

first_img 15 13 =Vincent Janssen is 50/1 to win the Golden Boot with Tottenham Hotspur next season 15 15 11. Anthony Martial is 40/1 to win the Golden Boot with Manchester United next season 15 13 = Christian Benteke is 50/1 to win the Golden Boot with Liverpool next season 15 15 15 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 9/1 to win the Golden Boot with Manchester United next season 13 = Kelechi Iheanacho is 50/1 to win the Golden Boot with Manchester City next season – click the arrow above, right, to see the top 15 favourites to score the most goals in the Premier League for the 2016/17 campaign 15 2. Harry Kane is 7/1 to win the Golden Boot with Tottenham Hotspur next season 15 6. Diego Costa is 20/1 to win the Golden Boot with Chelsea next season 7 = Olivier Giroud is 25/1 to win the Golden Boot with Arsenal next season 7 = Michy Batshuayi is 25/1 to win the Golden Boot with Chelsea next season 7 = Daniel Sturridge is 25/1 to win the Golden Boot with Liverpool next season 15 15 15 5. Jamie Vardy is 18/1 to win the Golden Boot with Leicester City next season 15 7 = Alexis Sanchez is 25/1 to win the Golden Boot with Arsenal next season 1. Sergio Aguero is the favourite to win the Golden Boot next season with Manchester City at 7/2 4. Romelu Lukaku is 14/1 to win the Golden Boot with Everton next season 12. Wayne Rooney is 45/1 to win the Golden Boot with Manchester United next season 15 15 After two and a half agonising months, the Premier League is back.Defending champions Leicester City kick the 2016/17 campaign off at 12:30 BST on Saturday, taking on newly-promoted Hull City, where Jamie Vardy will be out to continue his fine goalscoring form.Such was his confidence in the final third last season, the England international was a whisker away from winning the Golden Boot, finishing the campaign with a tally of 24 goals, only one behind top scorer Harry Kane.So, this has got talkSPORT thinking. Who are the favourites to claim the honour this time around?Could Vardy and Kane again battle for the prize? Or are superstar fowards Sergio Aguero and Zlatan Ibrahimovic the pair to back?We’ve taken a look at the top 15 players with the best odds of claiming the Premier League’s Golden Boot next season. Check out who features by viewing the slideshow above.*Odds calculated as an average based on leading bookmakers’ odds on 12 August 2016.You can stream official live coverage of the Premier League this season, wherever you are in the world, on talkSPORT.Click here for match coverage details.last_img read more

L.A. mortgages future

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventTo some homeowners, it’s become a question of whether Proposition 13 – designed to curtail soaring property taxes by capping them at 1 percent of a home’s assessed value – has been effective when voters are being constantly asked to approve bonds that will raise their property taxes. Throughout the county, voters have approved approximately 300 to 400 city, county, school district and special district bonds in recent years, according to county officials. Some of those include bonds that were refinanced. Since 1989, Los Angeles has gotten voter approval for nine bonds totalling $2.5 billion for a variety of improvements. Voters have approved four bonds totaling $13.6 billion for the Los Angeles Unified School District, along with community college and state bonds as well. Just in the past five years, voters throughout California approved bonds for schools, water systems, the environment, stem cell research and facilities totalling more than $42 billion – an average of $7.1 billion a year, according to the California Office of the Treasurer. Those bonds are paid out of existing revenue sources, straining current resources and contributing to the state’s deficit. “In the last five years, we’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of school districts that have gotten voters to approve bonds,” said county Assistant Treasurer and Tax Collector Glenn Byers. “We have 94 school districts in the county and most have issued general obligation bonds. Voter approval of more than a dozen bond issues in Los Angeles over the last 15 years for schools, police stations and other local projects has increased property taxes and raised increasing concern that future generations are being made to pay too big a price for today’s public programs. Just last week, two Los Angeles City Council members proposed a $1.5 billion bond to repave the city’s crumbling streets while other proposals at the local and state level would add to residents’ burden, either by raising taxes directly or diverting current revenue to repay them in future years. In the past 15 years, voter-approved bonds in Los Angeles have increased the average homeowner’s property taxes by 10 percent – a cost that weighs heavily on recent home buyers facing property taxes on the full value of houses bought at a time when prices are soaring. Since 1989, voter-approved bonds have boosted the average homeowner’s tax bill from $1,035 to $1,155 per $100,000 of assessed value, according to figures provided by the county Assessor and Auditor-Controller offices. And that doesn’t even include the various parcel taxes, assessments or rate increases in such services as trash collection or utilities. “And many have gone to voters several times and gotten more than one authorization, like the LAUSD, which got $2.5 billion a few years ago. They went back and asked for $4 billion. And when they got that, they went back and asked for more.” And in recent months suggestions have been made to use bonds to finance everything from the governor’s $68 billion infrastructure proposal and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s plan to house the homeless to fixes for the county’s jail system. While few dispute that the things bond money is designed to fix need improvement – how much is enough? “Bonds are large-scale versions of credit cards, and like with credit cards, with bonds, it can be a killing-me-softly kind of effect,” said Doug Heller, executive director of The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights in Santa Monica. “For politicians, it’s a lot easier to ask the next generation to pay than to acknowledge that our city and society needs more money now and we should pay up front.” Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, said tax revenues at the city, county and state level have risen significantly in the last few years and yet government agencies keep crying poor. “They will threaten popular things, but they won’t talk about car allowances, pensions or waste, fraud and abuse,” Coupal said. “Clearly the city of Los Angeles does not have a revenue problem; they have a spending problem. “Why don’t they use existing funds more efficiently?” Bob Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles, said bonds are the new way of financing government expenditures. “It’s a very important tool, but it postpones the payment,” Stern said. “Depending on what it’s for, it’s appropriate. Very few of us buy a house and pay up-front. We finance the house. We probably should be financing infrastructure through bonds. “But what the governor did a couple of years ago is finance pension debts through bonds and we shouldn’t be doing that. But it’s a less painful way of paying our debts. The public wants more government spending, but wants less taxes. And that’s why bonds are so attractive.” Since 1989, Los Angeles city voters have approved nine bonds totalling $2.5 billion. Those funds have paid for new branch libraries, fire stations, zoo exhibits and animal shelters. Residents are still paying off the bonds, which tack on about $51 per $100,000 in assessed property value every year. In the last eight years, the LAUSD has won passage of four bonds totalling $13.6 billion. As a result, the owner of a home with an assessed value of $500,000 will pay an extra $720 annually by 2009 compared with $425 last year. Last week, San Fernando Valley Councilmen Tony Cardenas and Greig Smith proposed putting a $1.5 billion bond on the November ballot to repair some 4,000 miles of cracked and potholed city streets. The bond money, they said, is the only way the city can begin to address a massive backlog of street repairs. Without the infusion of cash, it would take 80 years to fix the roads using current funding levels. “We’ve gotten so far behind and we have to catch up,” Smith said. The City Council is increasingly turning to voters for projects that traditionally would have been covered through the general fund or service fees, such as street repairs. In 2004, Los Angeles voters passed Proposition O to pay for projects to clean up stormwater pollution and improve water quality, because the city’s current $24 per house per year stormwater pollution abatement fee wasn’t enough to cover the cost of new regulations. The water bond would add about $10 per $100,000 assessed value to people’s property tax. “To use day-to-day funds for infrastructure doesn’t make sense because we don’t even have the day-to-day funds to hire the police officers we need,” Cardenas said last week at a press conference for the street paving bond. “Today (Proposition 13) forces us to deal with infrastructure almost completely with bonds.” Now that a $96 million jail bond voters approved in 1986 is nearly paid off, county officials are preparing another jail bond for the November ballot to reopen closed jails. “It’s clear we have to do something to address the jail system,” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said. “The county has $10 billion of debt capacity. It’s not as though the county has extensively used general obligation bonds. It has been used very sparingly.” At the state level, a number of new bonds have been proposed this year, including a $600 million library bond on the June 6 ballot and a $9.95 billion high-speed passenger train bond on the Nov. 7 ballot. “Since 1988, the price tag for our libraries has risen 600 percent in borrowed money,” wrote Coupal, Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Temecula, and Lew Uhler, president of the National Tax Limitation Committee, in their ballot opposition to the library bond. “Since 1988, the state budget has increased 500 percent from $20 billion to $100 billion. The state has five times the money it had in 1988 and it can’t find $600 million for libraries? “We spent $9 billion on illegal alien welfare last year, yet the state can’t find one dime in money for libraries, and has to borrow money again? Something is wrong.” And Byers pointed out a little-known fact – that state bonds don’t increase property or other taxes and are paid out of existing general fund revenues. “People are hearing all these wild things about building new freeways and a new port and doing all this water conservation,” Byers said. “But unless they have increased revenues, they will have to pay for it out of the existing budget. All these new bond issues require cuts in something else to pay for it.” In the San Fernando Valley, some residents said paying more is fine, as long as it goes where it’s supposed to. “We’re taxed enough, but if we don’t pay, then the Valley will fall apart,” said Charleene Feldman, 50, who was tending to her checkbook as she worked inside her soon to be own needlepoint shop called Needle Hearts in Tarzana. Born and raised in the Valley, Feldman said her business depends on the expendable cash of others. She said it seems local government keeps coming at residents with an open hand, asking for more money. Fine, she said, but as long as it goes to the right places such as schools, and more police. At Jerry’s Pizzeria in Canoga Park, David Gordon, 52, said government spending has gotten out of control, but residents who have the money, who can afford to fill their SUVs with the rising cost of gas, won’t feel the pinch. He said he has had to cut down on driving. “It’s sad to see,” he said. “Everything is so high now. So we drive over some potholes, so what? They should take that money and pay for more cops, instead of raising the trash rates.” Staff Writer Susan Abram contributed to this story. troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want 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

County confirms first case of West Nile virus

first_imgA toll-free information line is available with updated information about West Nile. Call (800) 975-4448.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesTo date, 18 human cases of West Nile have been identified in seven California counties, including one in Los Angeles. There have been no deaths due to West Nile in 2006. Thirty California counties have documented some form of WNV activity this season. The risk of WNV infection in Los Angeles and throughout the state is expected to intensify with the return of hot weather, which is ideal for mosquito breeding. West Nile is spread to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito, which can become infected by biting a bird that carries the virus. In most cases, people who are infected never become sick or have only very mild symptoms that include fever, headache, nausea, body aches and a mild skin rash. In rare cases, the virus can cause death. The elderly are most at risk for severe cases of the disease. To reduce exposure, health officials advise people to avoid residents mosquito-infested areas at dawn and dusk, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants outdoors, use replleants containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus, and do not allow water to stagnate. For more information, call Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District at (562) 944-9656, Los Angeles County West Vector Control District at (310) 915-7370, San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District at (626) 814-9466 or Pasadena City Health Department at (626) 744-6004. The first case of human West Nile virus in Los Angeles County was confirmed Friday by the County Department of Public Health. According to officials, an adult male living in the San Gabriel Valley is the first case of the virus in the 2006 season. The man reported headache, rash, and muscle weakness in mid-July, was seen in an emergency department and was not hospitalized. He is recovering. In addition, West Nile was detected last week in three crows tested by the Department of Public Health and the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. The infected crows were from Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and Venice. “Precautions should be taken to avoid mosquitoes, as that is how the disease is typically transmitted. Mosquitoes obtain the virus by feeding on infected wild birds,” said Jonathan Fielding, M.D., acting director of the Department of Public Health. “West Nile could appear anywhere in Los Angeles County.” last_img read more

Watford vs Chelsea radio commentary: Live action and confirmed team news

first_imgWinless Watford host in-form Chelsea in GameDay’s final instalment of Premier League football on Saturday.The Hornets are still rooted to the bottom of the table having failed to win any of their ten games this season. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil Quique Sanchez Flores is still waiting for his first Watford win since returning to the club Chelsea stars Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham statement LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Getty Images – Getty 3 deals Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son latest update AFP or licensors Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked rookie error appointed Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Watford vs Chelsea: Match statsWatford have won just one of their last 11 Premier League meetings with Chelsea, winning 4-1 at Vicarage Road in February 2018.Chelsea won this fixture 2-1 last season – they’ve never managed to win consecutive away games against Watford in the top-flight.Chelsea have won their last four away Premier League games, netting at least three goals each time. In top-flight history, only Everton have won five consecutive away games while netting 3+ goals each time, doing so back in December 1927.Watford are winless in their last 14 league games – only between November 1971-April 1972 have they gone longer without a win in their league history.Despite sitting fourth in the table with 20 points, only the three clubs starting the day in the relegation zone have conceded more Premier League goals this season than Chelsea.Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu has had more shots (24) and shots on target (10) without scoring than any other Premier League player this season.Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham has scored six goals and assisted one more in his last four away Premier League games – he’s scored more away goals than any other player in the competition this season. ‘Are you ready for this?’ – Souness in rare praise of returning Paul Pogba Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 3 MIKEL TALKS Watford vs Chelsea: How to listenThe Premier League clash will get under way at 5:30pm on Saturday, November 2.Full commentary from the Vicarage Road will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 5:15pm.Laura Woods will bring you all the build-up before handing over to Clive Tyldesley and David Connolly for live and exclusive commentary.To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here. 3 Jamie O’Hara hits back at Jason Cundy: Chelsea are Tottenham three years agoWatford vs Chelsea: What has been said?Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores: “I can see the players they are compromised. Of course, if we were able to win it will be a little bit different.“At the moment we are in this situation. It is bad, it is hard, and the fans are suffering.“The confidence of the players is the most important thing as they need to solve the results.“You can’t go to a store and say, ‘I want confidence’ that is impossible.“The feeling is mostly really good, even though we didn’t win the last matches. We tried hard and tried to reduce the attempts of the opponent.“We just need to be a bit more relaxed in the last third. Try to be not so nervous and when you play with a confidence you can take good decisions.” LIVING THE DREAM Watford vs Chelsea: Team newsWatford: Foster, Kabasele, Dawson, Cathcart, Janmaat, Masina, Chalobah, Doucoure, Deulofeu, Pereyra, GraySubs: Gomes, Mariappa, Hughes, Femenia, Success, Holebas, FoulquierChelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Tomori, Zouma, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Willian, Pulisic, AbrahamSubs: Caballero, Alonso, James, Gilmour, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Batshuayi Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Getty Images – Getty Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 15.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have been in good form recently They have drawn their last three but face a difficult task to claim their maiden victory this term.Chelsea travel to Hertfordshire in fine form having won their last four top-flight games including last weekend’s 4-2 success at Burnley.Frank Lampard’s Blues have enjoyed their travels this season and will be confident of piling more misery on Quique Sanchez Flores.talkSPORT will be in attendance for the match as another GameDay special concludes. PEP TALK SAY THAT AGAIN? last_img read more

Colin Fleming appointed national coach for Tennis Scotland

first_imgDoubles specialist Colin Fleming has been appointed national coach for Tennis Scotland.The new role comes after a period of change within the organisation and is set to be integral to maximising the sport’s performance strategy.British number three, Fleming, has taken on the role after competing on the ATP tour for a decade. The 32-year-old from West Lothian is making the transition to support the development of the next generation of Scottish tennis players. Speaking about his new role Fleming said: “There has never been a more exciting time for Scottish tennis with Andy Murray, Jamie Murray and Gordon Reid raising the bar with every week that passes. “It is my job to put a system in place that ensures the next generation of players are coming through from our clubs to competing on the world stage. My key priorities will be building the base of young quality players as well as ensuring our coaches are well-equipped to develop these players.“Crucial to the success of any system is its people and I hope to be able to call on the many passionate and energetic people throughout Scottish tennis to drive the fantastic team atmosphere that was so crucial in the development of our current group of world-class players.”“Finishing playing is not a decision I have taken lightly and I will never forget my time playing professional tennis. Tennis is an amazing sport to be a part of and I have made some great friends. I look forward to continuing these personal and professional relationships in my new role.” Tennis Scotland’s board performance director, Leon Smith, added: “Tennis Scotland is absolutely delighted to be able to appoint someone of Colin’s calibre and background into this key role. “He will provide inspirational leadership to our National Programme and will aim to create world-class performance pathways for both our ambitious players and coaches as part of our exciting new strategy.”last_img read more

Hearts switch August fixtures scheduled for Tynecastle

first_imgIn a statement issued shortly after the fixtures were released, Hearts said they had previously agreed with the SPFL that no home games would be scheduled for the opening five weeks of the season.The computer model used for the fixture scheduling was unable to accommodate the restriction but the clubs involved have since found a solution.Aberdeen will be the first visitors to the newly refurbished Tynecastle on September 9.Motherwell will now travel to the capital for their fixture on Saturday, December 9 while Kilmarnock will visit on Saturday, November 4. Hearts have successfully rearranged two early Premiership matches after Kilmarnock and Motherwell agreed to host their respective fixtures with the Edinburgh club in August.Both games were originally scheduled to be held at Tynecastle when the SPFL fixtures were announced last week. The clash with Kilmarnock on August 12 will now take place at Rugby Park while Fir Park will host the Motherwell fixture on August 26.Hearts had to reiterate their stadium would be unavailable until September 9 due to extensive rebuilding work in the main stand.last_img read more