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Mourinho gets 1-game ban, £50K fine for misconduct

first_imgMainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Djokovic eases into Paris Masters last 16 BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise The FA says Mourinho will serve an immediate one-match touchline ban after he admitted using abusive or insulting words toward referee Mark Clattenburg. The incident occurred during halftime of United’s 0-0 draw with Burnley on Saturday.Mourinho will be banned from the touchline for Sunday’s game at Swansea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentSeparately, Mourinho was handed a 50,000-pound ($61,000) fine for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor before United’s game at Liverpool on Oct. 17.The FA said Mourinho’s comments constituted “improper conduct” and had “brought the game into disrepute.” MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are young (FILES) This file photo taken on October 29, 2016 shows Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) gesturing and shouting in the Directors Box after being sent off to the stands during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFLONDON — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been banned for one game and fined 50,000 pounds ($61,000) on two misconduct charges.The punishments were announced Wednesday by the English Football Association.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway View commentslast_img read more


MICA announcement is something we can build on – Cllr Doherty

first_imgConfirmation of the introduction of a redress scheme for the assessment and repair of private homes affected by MICA across Donegal has been welcomed by county councillor Albert Doherty.The Sinn Fein councillor said this is an extremely welcome message for affected families in Donegal and particularly in the Inishowen peninsula.He said “The assistance is being introduced under exceptional matters and supports agreed at ministerial level. “The details involved for families and householders remain, yet a great sense of relief, joy and gratitude permeates through family homes and communities in Donegal.”He added that a sincere gratitude is due to Mica Action Group members from us all.He added “This is gratitude for a persistence and determination always evident to listen, unite, plan, pursue and deliver for affected families. Well done MICA Action Group.“Thanks to the media, national and local, print and social who also highlighted and supported the redress scheme. “Seeing a wrong and an injustice inflicted on an innocent community has spurred us all on over the past number of years. We are not at the finishing line, however, the “race is offically recognised and has commenced.”MICA announcement is something we can build on – Cllr Doherty was last modified: October 10th, 2018 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)last_img read more


10 months agoSouthampton manager Hasenhuttl: Hard work paying off

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton manager Hasenhuttl: Hard work paying offby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl believes that hard work is paying off for the team.The Saints are out of the bottom three on goal difference, thanks to a 3-2 win over Arsenal at the weekend.And even though Hasenhuttl knows they are far from safe, he is pleased at how his side performed in the game.”One or two players had real problems and Stuart (Armstrong) was running so much,” reflected Hasenhuttl after the win.”We know it’s very intense and a lot of hard running you have to do.”We work very well. Last week we have a few very tough training sessions and the guys try to put on the pitch what we want to see and follow us.”We invited everyone to follow us, every player to follow the way of football we want to play, and it’s important for them to see this is working against a very good team.”This helps me a lot but them also.” last_img read more


a month agoInter Milan midfielder Brozovic insists Alexis didn’t deserve his red

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan midfielder Brozovic insists Alexis didn’t deserve his redby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic insists Alexis Sanchez didn’t deserve his red card.Alexis scored and saw red in victory over Sampdoria.“We played a good game, I don’t think it should’ve been a red card, but we soaked up pressure and did well,” Brozovic told Sky Sport Italia.“Conte says what we need to do in every training session and every player knows what he has to do. “That shows. We have to continue like this.” last_img


13 days agoMan Utd willing to wait for Dembele

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd willing to wait for Dembeleby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United will not pay over the odds for new signings.The Daily Mail says Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, 23, is believed be on United’s wishlist but the club are prepared to wait to sign him rather than pay the French club’s asking price of £71million which would smack of a panic buy.They are also reluctant to rip up their plans and change targets in January as a knee-jerk reaction to them becoming available.Insiders say they have learned how Liverpool waited six months to sign Virgil van Dijk rather than splash their money on an inferior player in the interim to help a leaky defence. last_img


Ohio State WR Mike Thomas Tweeted Condolences To Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller After Season-Ending Injury

first_imgMike Thomas of Ohio State scores a touchdown against Virgina Tech.Mike Thomas Ohio StateOhio State wide receiver Mike Thomas toasted heralded Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller on a 42-yard touchdown in the season opener, and did some trash-talking about it afterwards. But when news broke today that Fuller would miss the rest of the 2015 season following knee surgery, Thomas tweeted a classy message regarding Fuller’s status. You never want to hear another athlete suffering a season ending injury. A lot of respect for Kendall Fuller and pray for a speedy rec.— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) September 30, 2015Nice gesture on Thomas’ part. Health is always the number one concern of athletes.[ @11W ]last_img


Rebound in Canadian IPOs sets stage for another good year in 2018

first_imgMONTREAL – Canadian initial public offerings rebounded last year from their worst performance in nearly two decades in 2016 as $5.1 billion in proceeds were generated with the prospect for a strong 2018, says Pricewaterhouse Coopers.There were 38 issues from Canadian companies or companies listing on Canadian exchanges in 2017.That included 13 in the fourth quarter, which raised a total of $1.7 billion.Six of those were in the mining sector last quarter, raising the total number of sector IPOs for the year to 20.A total of $4.7 billion was raised from 17 listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange and $55.5 million from 10 listings on the Venture Exchange.In 2016, total proceeds amounted to $466.7 million from eight offerings.A dismal 2016 was followed by a buoyant 2017, said Dean Braunsteiner, PwC national IPO leader.“It certainly was a big turnaround in 2017 and I would say it was a bit of the stars aligning to allow the IPO market to bounce back the way it did,” he said in an interview.Braunsteiner said the foundation started after the U.S. election in late 2016 when equity markets continued to increase and created opportunities for venture capitalists and private equity funds to monetize their investments.He said signs are pointing to another good year.“I think 2018 is certainly looking like it’s going to be another blockbuster year,” he said.Braunsteiner said it’s difficult to forecast an amount of proceeds because companies are holding their cards a bit closer about whether to pursue IPOs, joint ventures, partnerships or asset sales.“It’s hard to look into the pipeline to get a good predictor of what the market might be in 2018 but as long as the equity markets continue to run I think we’ll have a strong IPO market this year as well,” he added.Despite accounting for more than half of public offerings last year, proceeds from mining offerings totalled $947.3 million, trailing energy at $2.02 billion.Pharmaceuticals and health raised $668.5 million, retail $665.4 million, industrial products $400.1 million and other $416.5 million.Low commodity prices have curtailed mining IPOs for the last five or six years. But a stabilization of prices could create some action among junior miners that have historically accounted for a lot of the IPO activity, Braunsteiner said.The top IPO in 2017 came from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML), which raised $1.75 billion in the second quarter. It was followed by a dual listing on the TSX and New York Stock Exchange of Luxembourg miner Nexa Resources S.A. (TSX:NEXA), which raised $728 million in the fourth quarter.Other notable IPOs in 2017 were Canada Goose Holdings Ltd. (TSX:GOOS) which raised $340 million, Roots Corp. (TSX:ROOT) at $200 million and Stelco Holdings Inc. (TSX:STLC) at $200 million.PwC said stabilizing commodity prices and the interest in copper, lithium and cobalt driven by the potential for electric vehicles will likely influence the 2018 IPO market.Braunsteiner said sectors that missed the wave in 2017 included the budding recreational and medicinal cannabis industry, which faced regulatory uncertainty, and the tech sector including firms such as Hootsuite and Vision Critical.PwC has conducted its survey of the IPO market in Canada for more than 15 years.last_img read more


Spa and beauty industry campaign hopes to fill 30000 jobs

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The spa and beauty industry is growing so fast that 30,000 jobs are going unfilled. A “Get Your Dream Job” campaign is aiming to change that.Lynnelle Lynch is president of Beauty Changes Lives, a foundation committed to “elevating the perception of careers in beauty and wellness and make it a first choice,” she said. The foundation provides scholarships from $1,000 to $15,000, and spas and salons across the country are helping to get out the message.The campaign was a focus of the annual International Spa Association show held Tuesday in New York to showcase trends, treatments and new spas.Spas are now a $17.5 billion industry in the United States, up 4 per cent in a year, according to iSPA statistics, with 187 million visits to spas in nearly 22,000 locations, and more than 370,000 employees, about half of them full-time.“We’re opening our fifth Kohler Water Spa in Chicago next year as a result of how hot the industry is right now,” said Garrett Mersberger, director of wellness and Kohler Water Spas at Kohler, a Wisconsin-based company.Mersberger is also chairman of the iSPA board, and noted that the industry’s record-breaking boom includes “spa visits at an all-time high,” along with record average revenue of nearly $94 per customer visit.Lynch emphasized that the industry welcomes workers in every stage of life, from students just out of high school to older workers looking for new opportunities, to those returning to the workforce after raising kids — along with military spouses looking for skills they can take with them if they move.But Lynch feels the industry does not always get the respect it deserves. She even encourages parents to get kids considering careers in the industry if college isn’t the right fit.“If they’re creative, if they love wellness, if they love beauty, why not allow them to take an alternative path?” she said. “The skills are portable. And it’s short term — five months to a year — to get this training.” Jobs include estheticians who provide facial skin care and body treatments, and cosmetologists who do hair styling, makeup and nails. Lynch pointed out that celebrities often owe their looks to “people behind the scenes,” and that beauty school is a good steppingstone for entrepreneurial-minded professionals to launch products or open salons.As an example of a behind-the-scenes profession that’s booming, an eyelash artist from Borboleta, the largest educator of lash artists in the world, was at the spa show to demonstrate the application of lash extensions. Borboleta trains nearly 3,000 lash artists annually in beauty schools across North America and Brazil.“Consumers will pay $200 to $500 for a lash service, with $75 to $200 for a fill (lash maintenance) every two to three weeks,” said Kainoa Clark, vice-president of marketing for Borboleta. “We’re one of the fastest-growing segments within the beauty industry and it’s still in its infancy.”Other spa show participants included:—Hippocrates Health Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida, demonstrating “vibrational sound therapy” with the resonating sounds of a didgeridoo, the long wooden Australian aboriginal wind instrument, blown on the skin.—Yo1 Luxury Nature Cure, a new $300 million property with 131 guest rooms that opened in June on the grounds of the defunct Kutsher’s Resort in Monticello, New York, in the Catskills. Programs and services include yoga and aryuvedic massage.—Hilton Hotels, launching a “5 feet to fitness” program with fitness equipment installed in standard king rooms. So far the program is in 12 hotels in San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago, among other cities, with more in the pipeline.—Elements Massage, with 250 franchise locations, offering a new aroma ritual treatment that combines aromatherapy, essential oils and a light-touch massage.—Aspira the Spa in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, showcasing organic food from its gardens. Aspira champions healthy eating as a foundation of wellness and grows 5 to 6 tons of food annually. A tasting menu at the spa show included chia seed pudding, lavender cookies, heirloom tomato salad and beet quinoa.—Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Corona, California, demonstrating a “tranquility pro sleep ritual” to “rebalance the senses.” For sound, participants listen to music through headphones with bass notes that mirror the resting heartbeat. For scent, there’s an oil and spray that smells like sweet orange and damask rose. And for a relaxing touch, a special brush is applied to the skin.But spas are “not just a place to relax,” Mersberger said. “People are seeing spas as a place to go for healing.”___Online:http://www.GetYourDreamJob.comHOMEhttp://www.experienceispa.com/job-bank-search-openings___This story has been corrected to show Yo1 Luxury Nature Cure has 131 guest rooms, not 136.last_img read more


BC Hydro advising public about controlled burns by Site C project crews

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro is advising members of the public that contractors employed on building the Site C dam could be conducting controlled burns this fall.In an advisory today, Hydro said that clearing and debris management is underway at a number of Site C project areas.Any felled trees of sufficient size, quality and volume to make them suitable for harvest and transport will be hauled to local mills. Any remaining wood waste and non-merchantable trees may be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or burned on site.Contractors can only burn during weather periods known as venting windows, during which there are appropriate weather conditions for the disbursement of smoke, as established by the Ministry of Environment.Burning is expected to start in early October and will take place over several months this fall and winter when appropriate venting windows are available.Controlled burns are planned for:Parts of the lower reservoir area on the north and south banks of the Peace River, directly west of the dam site, and in the Moberly River drainage area.Sections of the 75-kilometre transmission line right-of-way between the Site C dam site and the Peace Canyon Dam.Areas near the Portage Mountain and West Pine quarries.BC Hydro said that its contractors will plan and monitor burning carefully, including the timing, size and location of the wood piles, and the smoke being emitted. The Crown Corporation added that contractors will be compliant with regulatory requirements and burning will be done in accordance with BC Hydro’s Smoke Management Plan.last_img read more


HallOfFame Careers That Cooperstown Never Gave The Time Of Day

*JAWS measures a player’s Hall of Fame qualification using a combination of his career and seven-year peak wins above replacement.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs, Lahman DB RPTom Gordon29.313.820150.4 OFJim Wynn48.444.919830.0 POS.PLAYERJAWS*HOF %YEAR ON BALLOTVOTE % 1BTony Perez47.230.89200077.2 HOF LIKELIHOOD …ACTUAL BALLOT RESULTS CTed Simmons44.253.1%19943.7 POS.PLAYERJAWS*HOF %YRS ON BALLOTYR ELECTEDVOTE % OFJim Rice44.126.615200976.4 OFKenny Lofton56.771.720133.2 3BDick Allen53.243.119833.7 Based on the historical relationship between an MLB team’s total JAWS from its starters (at the positions listed above) and its record, our team of snubs would figure to win about 100 games in a typical season, depending on how close the players were to their primes. By comparison, the lowest-probability team of actual Hall members voted in over the same span would figure to win 96 or so games in an average season: 2BRoberto Alomar53.970.42201190.0 3BPaul Molitor55.938.31200485.2 *JAWS measures a player’s Hall of Fame qualification using a combination of his career and seven-year peak wins above replacement.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs, Lahman DB SSJim Fregosi42.938.319841.0 OFJim Edmonds53.964.120162.5 1BJohn Olerud49.440.420110.7 2BBobby Grich60.488.819922.6 The Hall of Fame’s Anti-One-and-Done teamFor each position, the player who had the lowest likelihood of making the Hall of Fame (based on JAWS) among players who were actually inducted (1979-2017) SPCatfish Hunter34.55.53198776.3 SPRick Reuschel54.852.219970.4 SSLuis Aparicio42.224.56198484.6 The Hall of Fame’s All-One-and-Done teamFor each position, the player who had the highest likelihood of making the Hall of Fame (based on JAWS) among players who dropped off the ballot after only one year (1979-2017) CCarlton Fisk54.080.6%2200079.6 At long last, Tim Raines will officially be a Hall of Famer. The longtime Montreal Expos outfielder was voted into the Hall last winter in his 10th (and final) year on the ballot, after years of lobbying by media members and analysts who emphasized Raines’s advanced stats, rather than his more modest traditional ones. Raines’s induction this Sunday has been hailed as monumental in the effort to populate Cooperstown with more sabermetrically accomplished ballplayers.It’s too bad, though, that so many qualified candidates have already been passed over — and some only lasted a year on the ballot. Take, for instance, former Cleveland Indians center fielder Kenny Lofton, a player with a comparable résumé to Raines. Out of the 569 ballots cast for the Hall in 2013, only 18 (3.2 percent) carried Lofton’s name, causing him to drop off of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s (BBWAA) ballot forever. (Players named on at least 75 percent of ballots are elected to the Hall; those named on fewer than 5 percent fall off the ballot.)According to JAWS,1Or the “Jaffe WAR Score system” — so named for its creator, sabermetrician Jay Jaffe. a system that measures Hall of Fame worthiness using wins above replacement,2In this case, I calculated my own version of JAWS using an average of the WAR numbers provided by Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. Lofton is the eighth-best Hall-eligible center fielder in modern3Since 1901. baseball history, checking in slightly behind HOF member Duke Snider and slightly ahead of two other members, Andre Dawson and Richie Ashburn. A regression I ran using JAWS4Specifically, I ran a logistic regression between a player’s JAWS components (his career and peak seven-year WAR) and his HOF status, with dummy variables for each position (some positions have a higher or lower JAWS threshold than others). thinks a player of Lofton’s caliber should make the Hall about 72 percent of the time. Instead, he fell off the ballot after just one appearance — a farcical outcome for one of the most electrifying players in the game’s history.And Lofton isn’t even the most egregious one-and-done snub since 1979, when the policy of dropping players with fewer than 5 percent of the vote was enacted. You could build an entire All-Star team of players whose numbers seem Hall-worthy but got booted off the ballot after just one try.There’s longtime California Angels second baseman Bobby Grich, whose JAWS numbers suggest an 89 percent Hall probability. Yet Grich somehow received only 11 votes (2.6 percent) in 1992. Then there’s recently retired center fielder Jim Edmonds (64 percent), whose career was roughly as good as Ashburn’s by JAWS, despite what all but 11 voters thought in 2016. Even the less-probable members of the All-One-and-Done Team were borderline cases, such as catcher Ted Simmons (53 percent), pitcher Rick Reuschel (52 percent) and outfielder Jimmy Wynn (45 percent).Like Raines and Lofton, these players were overlooked because they fell well short of Cooperstown’s traditional stat benchmarks. Reuschel didn’t win 300 games.5He won 214. Edmonds didn’t hit 500 home runs.6 He hit 393. But through the lens of sabermetrics, each player’s Hall candidacy has taken on more legitimacy — albeit far too late. Even with advanced metrics, you can make an argument for why each player shouldn’t be in the Hall, but it’s still tough to justify how they couldn’t even stay on the ballot longer than a year.According to my JAWS-based HOF probability metric, here’s the All-One-and-Done roster:7I excluded third baseman Ron Santo, who was later inducted via the Veteran’s Committee, as well as pitcher Kevin Brown, whose exclusion from the Hall can be explained by being listed on the Mitchell Report for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. OFLou Brock37.59.31198579.7 OFKirby Puckett43.323.91200182.1 RPBruce Sutter22.66.713200676.9 HOF LIKELIHOOD …ACTUAL BALLOT RESULTS Not every player on the team above is worse than his counterpart on the One-and-Done All-Stars. (For instance, Carlton Fisk, the “worst” catcher inducted, was far superior to Simmons.) But most were — and as a result, our team of one-and-done candidates would be favored to beat those Hall of Famers about 52 percent of the time at a neutral field.8According to Bill James’s log5 method of comparing two team’s winning percentages. Based on JAWS, even the second-most unlikely team of inducted Hall of Famers9C Ivan Rodriguez1B Harmon Killebrew2B Craig BiggioSS Ozzie Smith3B Brooks RobinsonOF Dave WinfieldOF Willie StargellOF Billy WilliamsSP Don DrysdaleRP Rollie Fingers is only roughly as good as our All-One-and-Done team, with each clocking in around 100-win talent in a typical season. (That second team is extremely star-studded, and in many cases also beloved by a single team’s fan base, which offers clues into what helps generate Hall of Fame traction — or, in the case of Lofton, who played for 11 teams in his career, helps take it away.)Unfortunately for the Kenny Loftons of the world, there’s little precedent for a player eventually making the Hall through the Veteran’s Committee after going one-and-done in the BBWAA ballot. Longtime Cubs third baseman Ron Santo is the only player since 1979 to pull off the feat, finally receiving a posthumous election in 2011 after years of lobbying from more sabermetrically inclined analysts (and an army of Chicago fans).Perhaps Lofton & Co. will get to tell their own redemption tales at the Hall of Fame podium someday. But for now, remember that even as Raines take his place among baseball’s greatest stars this weekend, there are plenty of other deserving players whose candidacies were dashed in the shadows of the ballot after barely getting a chance. read more