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first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) BERRANCA/POLLY B (2) SONADOR EXPRESSS /IDON’TKNOW (3) AGAKHAN/PIZARRO (4) LEGAL ARENA /TWILIGHT CITIZEN (5) RAISING THE BAR /GOLD MEMBER (6) RUNAWAY GIRL/KING D Both Super-6s start anew on tomorrow’s Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, the first of these commencing in the first race over 1300 metres, where the recent winner, BERRANCA, and POLLY B should have a battle royal for top honours in a field of eight. POLLY B, who has been knocking a the door in recent weeks, boasts superior speed and will, no doubt, set off in front with ZUGULU and RALLY BABY in hot pursuit. But the Anthony Nunes-trained filly BERRANCA won’t be far away and, coming off a recent fast-time win with top apprentice Linton Steadman again in the saddle, should catch and beat POLLY B from the convenient mark of 51.0kg. The second race over 1600 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up looks tailored for the lightly raced SANADOR EXPRESS, with the improving 4.0kg claiming apprentice Andre Powell aboard. Trained by Clifford Atkinson Jr, the 4-y-o filly by Camadon out of Fireontheocean caught the eye on her debut last Saturday, finishing two lengths third (staying on) to PRINCESS STATISTIC over 1200 metres, despite being slowly into stride. Now better for the experience and a mile more suitable, SONADOR EXPRESS should win from MR TOPPER TOP MAN and IDON’TKNOW in a field of 10. AGAKHAN, with smart apprentice Bebeto Harvey in the saddle, should be rewarded for his consistency in the third race for $450,000 – $400,000 claimers over 1100 metres. The trip is ideal in a small field of seven. PIZARRO and the speedy GAGA LADY are twin dangers. The improving LEGAL ARENA won by all of 10 lengths in maiden company last Saturday and is tipped to repeat in the fourth race over 1300 metres for non-winners of two. Champion jockey Shane Ellis has retained the ride aboard LEGAL ARENA, who should lead home stable-companions TRADITIONAL STORM and TWILIGHT CITIZEN. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the fleet-footed RAISING THE BAR (Halledeen up) and RUNAWAY GIRL under title chasing jockey Omar Walker. Their respective dangers are GOLD MEMBER in the fifth over the straight and KING D in the sixth.last_img read more

Nurses to get scholarship opportunities – Lawrence

first_imgThe Government, through the Public Health Ministry, will be drafting a policy for nurses to access scholarships to further their studies. This was revealed by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence during the observance of International Nurses Week.Minister Volda Lawrence posing with three nurses of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)The minister indicated that the Nurses and Midwives Act, crafted in 1957, must be amended to allow for the creation of new policies catering to improved service provision by nurses.“We are working on a scholarship for nurses. Therefore, we want to design a policy that will go in tandem with the bill. (We are thinking of a policy) that allows you to specialise. We are operating in a very old system; therefore, we have to work with the Ministry of Public Service to ensure that we cater for studies (for) both our doctors and our nurses,” the minister said.Lawrence noted that enabling nurses to function in specialised capacities speaks to the Government’s commitment to create upward mobility within the nursing profession.“As a result of policy decisions that we make, and with you (nurses) as the executors, the general public now makes certain demands of you in your execution. They look upon you, as nurses, to take action; and they believe that the responsibility lies with you to enable them to access our health system,” Lawrence explained.Minister Lawrence also pledged to introduce a new and improved nursing service.Countries all across the world join in celebrating International Nurses Week, May 6-12, under the theme, “Nurses, A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right” as chosen by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). In Guyana, the week will be observed in all ten administrative regions, as senior nurses who have contributed significantly to the profession will be recognised.last_img read more

No new arrests, 15 still missing

first_imgPiracy massacre…Opposition to raise issue in Parliament as matter of urgencyAs the investigation into the deadly pirate attack continues, the Police in Suriname and Guyana are yet to charge anyone or make any additional arrests. They are also yet to find any of the 15 missing fishermen.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo with relatives of the missing fishermen in SurinameTwo Saturdays ago, four boats were attacked by a group of men who brutalised the occupants then threw them overboard. Two days later, another boat was attacked and the captain killed. The crew is still missing. Those identified as missing include Ramesh Sanchara, Ganesh Persaud, Vickey Persaud, Glenroy Jones, Bharat Heralall, Ralph Anthony, and Tiaknauth Mohabir. The bodies that were recovered are yet to be positively identified while five persons have survived the attack.The relatives of the missing fishermen are complaining about the treatment meted out to them by the Surinamese authorities since they are not allowed to view the recovered bodies of the men.Additionally, both Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan led teams to the Dutch speaking country where they met with the aggrieved families and Surinamese authorities to discuss the way forward with possible areas for collaboration.The Surinamese Police said they have 13 in custody but the country’s Justice and Police Minister, Stuart Faith reported that 30 persons have been arrested. The arrests, he noted, were made on water and on land. Meanwhile, Surinamese Defence Minister Ronni Benschop assured that in a week’s time, the fishermen could safely return to work at sea after the fisherfolks refused to work in light of the deadly attacks.Surinamese law enforcement officials taking one of the bodies recovered to the morgueThe Guyanese authorities also have three persons in custody assisting with investigations on this end.Parliamentary discussionMeanwhile, Jagdeo has since indicated that he will be raising the issue at Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly with the hopes that Speaker Barton Scotland allows a discussion. He noted that they are ready to support the Government, providing they handle the situation with the urgency and importance it requires.Guyana Times understands that a boat owner who reported the robbery to the Police described the men he recognised during the brutal attack on the fishermen. He reportedly told the Police that “Dick”, “Bolo”, “Crackhead”, “Sanbad” and another man he did not know carried out the attack. The owner also told officials that the suspects were all Guyanese.News coming out of Suriname also stated that the Coast Guard has also brought in a boat and suspects and handed them over to the Police. Upon inspection of the boat, it appeared that the crew could not produce a permit. The people on board also had no identification papers.last_img read more

Cabinet hogs Procurement Commission’s function

first_imgAPNU/AFC manifesto promise…keeps ‘no objection’ roleCabinet will retain its ‘no objection’ role in the award of contracts, something which it had persistently lobbied against while in Opposition and which it had promised to changed once elected to Government.This is apparent as there seems to be some amount of contradiction between Government and the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) about its role to givePresident David Granger and members of the PPC“no objection” to contracts, something, Government said the recently established body would be tasked with.Coming out in defence of its work and responding to reports in the media, the PPC said it needed to clear the “misconceptions” about its real functions as a recently established procurement body.According to the body, recent media reports have contributed to the notion that the PPC has not yet commenced its work, resulting in the continuing role of Cabinet in the national procurement system, whereby it issues “No Objection” to the award of contracts.However the body said that since its establishment in October last, it has been carrying out some basic preliminary works, required by the Constitution before it could begin carrying out its mandate, which incidentally does not include the granting of “no objections” to contracts.These included, the election of a Chairperson, followed by discussions with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the benefits and conditions of service for the Commissioners, the determination of a staff structure for the establishment of a Secretariat, including the preparation of the terms and conditions of the proposed staff, of which, the three principal officers require the approval of the National Assembly”.It said in pursuit of this mandate, Commissioners have been meeting almost daily, and in the absence of a fixed office.It continued that following a detailed review of the applicable legislative framework, it engaged several stakeholders within the national procurement system to sensitise them to the role and functions of the PPC. In this regard, members of the Commission said it interfaced and held discussions with more than 100 public officials from several agencies and departments that function in the public procurement system and deal directly with procurement matters.Seeking to give clarity, the PPC laid out its functions and responsibilities, which it said are set out in Article 212AA (1) a) to m) of the Constitution, as well as, Section 17 (2) of the Procurement Act, Chapter 73:05. They are to monitor and review the functioning of all public procurement systems to ensure that they are in accordance with law and such policy guidelines as may be determined by the National Assembly; promote awareness of the rules, procedures and special requirements of the procurement process among suppliers, constructors and public bodies; safeguard the national interest in public procurement matters, having due regard to any international obligations; monitor the performance of procurement bodies with respect to adherence to regulations and efficiency in procuring goods and services and execution of works; approve of procedures for public procurement, disseminate rules and procedures for public procurement and recommend modifications thereto the public procurement entities; monitor and review all legislation, policies and measures for compliance with the objects and matters under its purview and report the need for any legislation to the National Assembly; monitor and review the procurement procedures of the ministerial, regional, and national procurement entities as well as those of project execution units; investigate complaints from suppliers, contractors and public entities and propose remedial action; investigate cases of irregularity and mismanagement, and propose remedial action; initiate investigations to facilitate the effective functioning of public procurement systems; enlist the aid of such persons, as may be necessary, to assist the Commission with expert advice; liaise with and refer matters to the Police and the Auditor General; and do all other acts and things as may be necessary to facilitate the efficient discharge of the functions of the Commission.Earlier this month, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said that PPC is still inactive as it still was in the process of recruiting competent employees and that Cabinet would stop granting its no-objection when the PPC is ready to work.“Once they say to us ‘we are ready to function’, then Cabinet will cease doing anything, but since these are public infrastructural projects that need to be executed, we cannot just sit and wait,” the Minister of State posited.“Once the PPC indicates that they are ready, and then Cabinet will pull back,” he emphasised. Harmon also admitted that though the PPC has been inactive, the Commissioners have been receiving their salaries.Reports indicate that PPC Chairperson Carol Corbin is receiving $1.3 million monthly, while the other Commissioners are earning some $900,000 per month.The other Commissioners are Nanda Gopaul, Emily Dodson, Ivor English, and Sukrishnalall Pasha.The PPC statement comes days after Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said it is deeply disappointed over the omission of the Procurement Commission to assume its constitutional mandate and discharge its statutory functions.The Party said the Procurement Act provides that once the Commission is established, Cabinet’s no-objection role in the awarding of contracts ceases.last_img read more

Klopp loses his cool after derby draw

first_img“Our performance was good,” he told Sky Sports.  “I saw only one team playing. I can’t believe the situation with all the challenges.“We were clean and didn’t make any fouls. There is always one nasty one – [Gylfi] Sigurdsson made that. A clear red card.“You see the picture of the penalty. Calvert-Lewin is smart but it is nothing. But it is a penalty and one team can celebrate and we can’t.“I don’t understand why the ref is doing that . I didn’t use one swear word. Only one team is trying over 95 minutes to win it. The other team are not in our box and didn’t have a shot on target bar the penalty.”Klopp also bristled at a reporter’s suggestion that, although the contact was minimal, referee Craig Pawson was correct in awarding the penalty.“Lovren doesn’t make a challenge,” Klopp insisted. “Calvert-Lewin makes a step. The hand is on the back. If you think it is a penalty say so. Does my opinion change anything?“I only want to speak to people with a little bit of understanding about football. I am sorry, I am wrong and you are right. Obviously, I am not in the mood to answer questions.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during their match against Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 25, 2017LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 11- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was in a foul mood after Sunday’s Merseyside derby against Everton ended in a controversial 1-1 draw.Mohamed Salah conjured up some magic to give the Reds a slim advantage, which Wayne Rooney cancelled out from the penalty spot after Dominic Calvert-Lewin was shoved off the ball by Dejan Lovren.last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Advanced Coastal Navigation will meet, 7:30-9:30 p.m. for six Tuesdays at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. TODAY Teen writing workshop, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Craft workshop will teach how to make a screen idols greeting card, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, Suite B, Valencia. Call Alexa Joy at (661) 755-3452. American Association of University Women will meet for dinner and a presentation, 6:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24021 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Cost: $17. Call (661) 296-3049. Grief Care group for children meets, 6:30-7:40 p.m. every other Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Valencia. Call Dan Broyles at (661) 296-8737, Ext. 172. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Tri-Valleys Aging Network will host an afternoon tea with guest speaker Gene Dorio, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Cost: $20. Call SuzAnn Nelson at (661) 255-1588. Richard Wade will present “The Last Days of the Dinosaurs,” 3:30 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. M Grand opening, 5:30 p.m. at Union Bank of California, 25954 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch. Public Officials Night, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Cost: $65. Call Andrea Grandchamp at (661) 257-5046, Ext. 226. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Free business workshop, titled “Nuts & Bolts: How to Start a Business,” 6-8 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (818) 899-7355 to R.S.V.P. Grand opening, 5:30 p.m. at Final Score Food & Beverage, Inc., 23254 Lyons Ave., Valencia. Los Angeles County Parks community forum, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Stevenson Ranch Elementary School, 25820 N. Carroll Lane, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 222-9536. Information meeting for those interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents, 6:30-8 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Call the Children’s Bureau at (800) 730-3933, Ext. 203, or visit www.all4kids.org. Democratic Alliance for Action will meet, 7 p.m. at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 877-2775 or visit www.DAA.org. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Read Across America story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Open house, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Clarita Career College, 27125 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-1864, Ext. 302, to R.S.V.P. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY SCV Historical Society board of directors will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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

DD LOCAL – DUNKINEELY WALKING GROUP NOW UP AND RUNNING!

first_imgWALKING GROUP – Meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am for a walk or stroll of about 30 – 40 minutes with a cup of tea afterwards if you want. All are welcome to join this group. Contact Marie Hutchinson or the Dunkineely Community Limited Office if you are interested: 087 3421922.DUNKINEELY IN BLOOM – This competition will brighten up the town and surrounding area. From St John’s Point to Croagh and Tullintain to Ballymagowan – if you’re in the Parish of Killaghtee, please consider entering. No fee to enter as Dunkineely Community Limited has funding from Donegal Local Development Company for plants and workshops to help get you started. We’ll be looking for winners of categories such as:> Best Business > Best small town garden > Best Church > Best school > Best vegetable plot > Best large garden > Best container garden etc.The main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Bruckless and Killaghtee area if we all take part however small or big a garden plot/place for window boxes/pots we have.Judging will take place Sunday 10th August.But the main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless area. Entry forms available from the Dunkineely Community Limited Office and in local business’s in the Community. “This is a great Community event if we all get involved!” If you are interested contact Dunkineely Community Limited Office on 087 3421922 if you’d like enter or help organise in anyway. MC INTYRE’S BAR – Every Wednesday night have Traditional music from 10:00 pm, also Traditional music session in McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Sunday afternoon at 5pm. All musicians and singers welcome.A FESTIVAL COMMITTEE – Is being organised for the Dunkineely area and we are looking for volunteers to organise and help run a range of activities. Please call Dunkineely Community Limited’s Office on 087 3421922 if you think you can help. A meeting will be held on Thursday 19th June at 7:00 pm in the Manse. All welcome.DUNKINEELY FESTIVAL – Are hosting an Art Competition & Photography Competition. Details will follow soon. Keep a look out on Dunkineely Community Limited’s Facebook page.DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LIMITED – are hosting an “ICE-CREAM FUNDAY” in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on Thursday 26th June at the Manse in Dunkineely! It’s a date for your diary and it’s guaranteed to be fun! It’s a great way to get together with your friends and family to have fun with ice-cream all while raising funds for Down Syndrome Ireland. Please come and support this great cause!BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS – THE POINT 10K CHARITY FUN/RUN/WALK – Is taking place in Dunkineely on Saturday 16th August 2014 at 11:00am (Same route as last year). The chosen charities for this year’s event are Billy’s World Ireland and Clara House Killybegs – (Day Centre for Intellectual Disabilities). Everyone welcome! Contact Pauric McNern for further information. A DEFIBRILLATOR – Is now in Killaghtee School, it is on the wall closest to the road. The following people are trained and key holders:Andrew Walker – 087 2276366Carol Duddy – 074 9737046Norman Henry – 087 9474350 Phyllis Young – 087 1300499Clive Vance – 086 8276575Georgina Armstrong – 087 3921384.There is also a key in the following places: Dunkineely Health Centre, Dunkineely Community Limited Office and Killaghtee School.DCL – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature. (Roald Dhal’s Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone & The Goblet of Fire), Classics (J.R.R. Tolkien to Marian Keyes), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c or perhaps DVD’s, Lego Batman or The Patience Stone from just 50c per night.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or Print Documents (20c per page).Please note that Dunkineely Community Limited office has changed it’s number to 087 3421922.DD LOCAL – DUNKINEELY WALKING GROUP NOW UP AND RUNNING! was last modified: June 17th, 2014 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:donegalDunkineely local noteslast_img read more

Liverpool may sell Adam to Stoke to fund Dempsey deal – report

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could sell Charlie Adam to Stoke to fund the signing of Clint Dempsey, the Daily Mirror say.Dempsey is keen to move to Anfield but Fulham are yet to receive a bid for the American.It is claimed that Rodgers wants to sign him before the transfer deadline and is looking to offload a number of players in order to raise cash.Meanwhile, the Daily Mail say Fulham have made a last-ditch bid to sign Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, who is close to agreeing a move to Fiorentina.The Guardian report that Fulham are interested in Blackpool winger Matt Phillips and Wolfsburg’s Iranian-German midfielder Ashkan Dejagah.Robert Green is getting ready to quit QPR, according to The Sun.The goalkeeper, who joined Rangers on a Bosman free transfer from West Ham this summer, has played only three matches for his new club.But it is claimed Green will look to leave Loftus Road in January if, as expected, Julio Cesar takes his first-team place.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Tottenham v APOEL: Winks starts, youngsters on bench

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesHarry Winks starts for Tottenham against APOEL Nicosia in a team that includes both right-backs Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier.Despite seven first-team players being ruled out, only Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Kieran Trippier did not start in the opening Champions League group-stage win over Borussia Dortmund from the team to play in Cyprus.Academy players Tashan Oakley-Boothe and Anthony Georgiou are on the bench as well as Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, who recently returned from injury.Having beaten Dortmund at Wembley, and with group matches against Real Madrid to come, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says his side must not slip up tonight.He said: “After doing so well against Borussia Dortmund, it is a must-win. There is no excuse. For our future in the Champions League, it is so important we win.“The fans expect us to win the game but the Champions League is so tough. I have watched APOEL play in their local league and against Real Madrid. They have good players and it will be a very dangerous game. We need to be focused.”Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Aurier, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Son, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Foyth, Walker-Peters, Oakley-Boothe, Georgiou, N’koudou, Llorente. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors-Rockets TV ratings: Series off to a solid start

first_imgA lot of eyes were on Sunday’s drama-filled clash between the Warriors and Rockets in Oakland.According to ABC, the game generated the network’s highest ratings for an NBA Conference Semifinals broadcast since 2011. The playoff contest, won by Golden State, delivered a 5.9 metered market rating — up 34 percent from last year’s comparable game. It peaked with an 8.1 rating in the final quarter hour, according to Nielsen.Not surprisingly, the game drew robust numbers in the Bay Area and …last_img read more