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first_imgAbout 30 percent of villages here arenot yet fully compliant, she said, pointing out informal settlers, junks,illegally parked vehicles, and other road encroachments. “Madamopa ang ulubrahon sang syudad kag sang mga barangays,” said DILG city directorMa. Joy Maredith Madayag. Under DILG Memorandum Circular2020-027, all local government units are to remove obstructions in provincial,city, municipal and barangay roads, and national primary and secondary roads. The Interior department recentlydirected local executives nationwide to clear roads of obstructions within 75days in a second round of clearing. DILG gave this capital city an 87percent rating for the first round of road clearing last year. BACOLOD City – The Department ofInterior and Local Government (DILG) in this city wants a 100-percent citygovernment compliance to the road clearing order of President Rodrigo Duterte. The first round of street-clearingoperations saw the demolition of structures like sheds and village outpoststhat had encroached onto roads. Photo courtesy of Bacolod City PIO Barangay executives will be in chargeof the road-clearing operations in barangay roads and minor public-use streetswithin their jurisdictions. They are also ordered to maintain other local roadsturned over by the city or municipal government./PNlast_img read more

first_img The Togo striker has returned from compassionate leave but is not yet fully fit, so is unlikely to start for Pochettino, who has a fully fit squad in buoyant mood after the 4-0 defeat of the Magpies. “He’s available,” Pochettino said. “We played them one year ago at St Mary’s (with Southampton). It’s the same team, same philosophy and they are very consistent. “Every game you need to win, more here, at Tottenham. In our mind is to get three points tomorrow, but we have full respect for our opponent. “It’s important to keep the level of performance that we had on Wednesday and to go tomorrow ready to compete. “We need to suffer, because in front of us we have a very tough team.” Burnley start this weekend outside the Premier League’s bottom three and Sean Dyche believes his men are now being viewed as “serious underdogs”. The Clarets took their seat at the top table back in August with the manager declaring last season’s Sky Bet Championship runners-up could be considered the “biggest underdogs” in Premier League history. But, despite not winning a game until November, they enter the festive schedule in 17th spot after accruing 11 points from the last 18 available. And ahead of a tricky run which sees them face Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to close out 2014, Dyche is aware that while Burnley remain unfancied, the perceptions from outside Turf Moor have shifted. “I think people will probably take us a bit more seriously than they did in the first 10 games,” he said. “It doesn’t mean we’re not underdogs. We’re going to White Hart Lane, there’s only one favourite, we’re playing Liverpool, there’s only one favourite, we’re playing Man City, there’s only one favourite. “I’m not doing us down, but there is. If you walk into any bookies they will be the favourites. “I think there was a rare game when we played Hull and we weren’t the underdogs. That’s one game in 16. “So there lies the truth, bookies rarely get it wrong with that sort of stuff. “We’re still underdogs, all I’m saying is we’re maybe a bit more serious underdogs than maybe people thought at first. “But that’s the outside view. Managers and professionals know they have to be on their guard and they have to play well.” Burnley continue to be troubled by injury problems for their visit to White Hart Lane. Michael Duff has had a minor setback in his recovery from a calf problem while fellow experienced heads Matt Taylor and Stephen Ward are sidelined by respective Achilles and ankle complaints. Sam Vokes’ return from his knee injury is imminent, yet the Wales international is more likely to appear in another game for the development squad on Monday, but Ben Mee has made a full recovery from illness. Press Association “After, we will see if I pick him or not. I’m happy with Ade and how he’s been training. Maybe he’s not 100 per cent yet, but he’s not far away. “He’s getting better. He needs training, he needs to improve, especially his physical condition, but he’s getting better.” Adebayor has not played for Spurs since criticising the White Hart Lane supporters following last month’s loss to Stoke. The enigmatic striker suggested it would be better to play away from home due to the atmosphere, which Pochettino believes is positive again following the Capital One Cup quarter-final humbling of Newcastle. The Argentinian added: “It’s important to create this relationship. When you create this relationship between the supporters and the team, after that comes only good things. “The energy is positive after a victory like Wednesday.” Spurs play a Burnley side whose three wins this season have come in the last six games, when they have lost just once. “Burnley are a very good team,” former Southampton boss Pochettino added. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has Emmanuel Adebayor available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley as Spurs look to carry the momentum of the midweek thrashing of Newcastle. last_img read more

first_imgStiemsma sitsOne game after connecting on all four of his shots from thefield and registering 10 points in Wisconsin?s win at Penn State, senior centerGreg Stiemsma didn?t play at all Saturday.While part of the reason may have been based on the matchup,Ryan said Stiemsma got nicked up during practice. Ryan then feigned ignoranceas to the actual injury.?I never know, they don?t tell me,? Ryan said, later admittingit was ?below the waist.? JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoTo honor their history, some teams don throwback uniforms orwelcome back former players for an old timers? game.On Saturday night, the Wisconsin basketball team celebratedthe 10-year anniversary of the Kohl Center with a throwback game of sorts.With former head coach Dick Bennett and building namesakeand financier Herb Kohl in attendance, Wisconsin faced off against Big Ten foeNorthwestern ? the same team that helped open the building with a 56-33 loss toBennett?s UW squad ? and ground out a 62-50 victory in an ugly contest.?They were resilient and stayed true to the task at hand,?UW head coach Bo Ryan said. ?They didn?t get frazzled and pull apart. ? Youeither have to be the dentist or be the patient. Either you?re pulling theteeth, or you?re the patient getting them yanked.?A more fitting analogy might not have been possible, as itcertainly seemed like pulling teeth for either team to score in the first half.Northwestern mucked up the action for the Wisconsin offensein the first half with a 1-3-1 zone and patiently executedtheir Princeton back-cut offense to dictate a very Bennett-esque 22-20 halftimescore.?I thought our 1-3-1 zone was effective,? Northwestern headcoach Bill Carmody said. ?I thought they took as much time (offensively) as wedid. ? I think the way they approached the zone shortened the game also.?It certainly wasn?t pretty, but that?s the way Carmodywanted it.?We?ve beentrying to work on that, have teams play us a little longer, because I thoughtwe?d been shooting the ball a little too quickly,? Carmody said. ?I thoughtthat here would be a good game to move the ball and cut and see if we couldcome up with some good looks.?But I think that?s the way we play if we?re going to beatthese guys.?The zone seemed to frustrate the Badgers at times throughoutthe first half, as forced entry passes to the post sailed over the target andout of bounds or off the rim or backboard multiple times.Showing some of the same dry wit as his coach, forward JoeKrabbenhoft tried to explain away some of the errant passes.?Those were shots,? Krabbenhoft joked before leveling withreporters. ?At times we were (frustrated), throwing the ball out of bounds,throwing it off the rim. You know that?s not good, but at least we were lookingto be aggressive.?Four days after pouring 80 points on a helpless Penn Stateteam, Wisconsin further showcased its ability to score points and win games Saturday,an attribute that will serve the team well in postseason play.Despite scoring only 62 points, the Badgers connected on48.6 percent of their shots and averaged 1.03 points per possession (1.37 inthe second half) ? both very respectable figures.?We did a good job,? Krabbenhoft said. ?I don?t know theexact number, but (with) points per possession we were above 1. That?ssomething we always strive for, so I thought we did a decent job.?last_img read more

first_imgAfter a down year for basketball in Wisconsin, the streets will be unusually quiet in Madison this March, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the most exciting month for college sports all year. The selections committee released the field of 64 — or 68 including play in games — Sunday.With so many decisions, there are bound to be some who feel slighted and others experiencing relief upon the release of the tournament seeding. While many pundits will claim you should listen to their insider experience to win your March Madness pool, with so many teams from completely different parts of the country coming together for a single elimination tournament, the results are often a crapshoot at best.That being said, let’s go through how to get a perfect bracket in this year’s tournament since I know exactly what I’m talking about and break the bracket down region by region.Men’s basketball: Badgers look ahead after frustrating yearUniversity of Wisconsin’s men’s basketball team’s streak of 19 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances ended last Friday with their elimination from Read…SouthThis group is arguably the most difficult of the four in the tournament. They have the No. 1 overall seed, Virginia, as well as this year’s SEC powerhouses Kentucky and Tennessee.  Throw Cincinnati and Arizona into the mix and it seems the NCAA rewarded Virginia for their stellar regular season with a murderer’s row of opponents in the tournament. With potential No. 1 pick DeAndre Ayton leading the charge, Arizona takes the South region.WestThe West is not as powerful as the South with a weak No. 1 seed in Xavier and a UNC team that has struggled at times this year as the two seed. But Michael Porter, Jr., the projected No.1 overall pick in the NBA Draft just a year ago, will play for Missouri in the tournament after missing nearly the entire year to a back injury. This makes the Tigers much more dangerous than the typical eight seed in the tournament.Also, No. 4 seed Ohio State could be the strongest team out of the Big Ten this year, as Keita Bates Diop exploded onto the scene this season becoming a finalist for the John R. Wooden Player of the Year Award. Vegas also has No. 3 seed Michigan with the fourth-best odds to take home the whole thing after winning the Big Ten Tournament, but after seeing Rutgers make a serious run in that tournament, don’t hop on the Wolverine bandwagon too quickly.Overall, there simply isn’t enough in the region to take down the blue chip UNC team as they will return to the Final Four for the third straight time after winning it all last year.Men’s Basketball: March is wretched month for peasants, idiotsOn the last play of the season, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament against Michigan State University Read…MidwestThe Midwest has some formidable competition in No. 1 Kansas who recently took home the Big 12 Championship on the back of star player DeVonte’ Graham. The No. 3 seed is Michigan State, who struggled mightily against Big Ten competition at the end of the year despite eking out close wins in most of these games.It’s tough to root against No. 2 Duke in this region though. Or as a Badger fan, maybe it isn’t.Despite being a two-seed Duke can compete with any team roster wise. One of the strongest coaches in Division I basketball history Mike Krzyzewski leads one of the best prospects to ever come out of Duke, Marvin Bagley III, as well as senior Grayson Allen, one of his most consistent — albeit controversial — players in recent Duke history.EastOne of the better regions in this tournament, the East boasts No. 1 seed Villanova as well as No. 2 Purdue. Purdue also struggled late in the year versus the Big Ten as when their outside shot isn’t falling the team is weak aside from their center Isaac Haas. There are also a few other teams that have performed well against top competition like Florida and Texas Tech. Though they had a disappointing year, Alabama boasts top prospect Colin Sexton as a nine seed as well.Villanova and Mikal Bridges’ dominance in the Big East Tournament show the Wildcats should be the favorites out of their division.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin season comes to end after disappointing loss to MichiganThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (14-19-4, 8-13-3 Big Ten) dropped the first two games 5-6 and 4-7 in Read…Who will win it all?Though not a conventional favorite to take home the hardware, Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton and veteran shooter Allonzo Trier will bring home Arizona’s second National Championship this April.Aside from Ayton’s dominance on the inside this year, he and the team are playing with a chip on their shoulder.  Amid allegations of NCAA violations, the Wildcats have only played stronger, dominating their competition in the Pac-12 Tournament with Ayton racking up an incredible 32 points and 18 rebounds in the championship game.Don’t miss any of the action as the tournament begins March 15, with games streaming all day on CBS, TBS and Tru TV.last_img read more

first_imgLiam Kearns’ side defeated Antrim 2-12 to 0-13 in the counties’ Division 3 clash at Semple Stadium yesterday.Tipp’s goals were scored by Michael Quinlivan and Philip Austin.While not totally satisfied with the display the Premier’s manager was pleased by the improvement after the half-time break…last_img

first_img Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles LeoVegas demands Spelinspektionen clarifies rules on deposit limits July 13, 2020 Swedish government green lights tighter restrictions despite industry backlash June 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Share New proposals submitted to the Swedish government have suggested that horseracing and sports betting could be excluded from the previously suggested deposit limit of 5000 SEK (€500) per week.Earlier this month, Minister of Health Ardalan Shekarabi submitted proposals for a weekly deposit limit as well as a €100 limit on welcome bonuses – a directive that has been widely criticised by industry leadership.Responding to parliamentary developments Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), said: “The new suggestion is impossible to understand from a consumer protection perspective.“Since the first governmental suggestions were presented, we have received data from the Swedish Gambling Authority and the Swedish Tax Authority showing that online casino sales have not increased during covid-19, whereas horse betting has exploded.“Against all rationality the Government now wants to exclude horse betting from further regulation whereas online casinos shall receive further restrictions.“It is obvious that the Government’s actions despite its rhetoric has nothing to do with consumer protection, but rather to do with an aim to provide benefits to gambling companies that are closely connected to the Government.“Such as horse betting company ATG with a majority of its board members appointed by the Government.The Government is aware of the alarming low channelization for online casino, and it just doesn’t seem to care. It’s a huge loss for consumer protection in Sweden.”last_img read more

first_img How Stats Perform is taking CONMEBOL betting to the next level June 17, 2020 Share Share Stats Perform strikes new CONMEBOL betting data deal June 16, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Sportsbet.io becomes main club partner of Southampton FC August 25, 2020 Submit Coingaming Group’s cryptocurrency sportsbook Sportsbet.io has enhanced its cricket expertise after naming Aussie cricket legend Brett Lee as its new brand ambassador.Lee was known during his career as the world’s fastest bowler – clocking deliveries of more than 160km/hr. As part of his new role, he will lead a series of dedicated cricket promotions such as ‘Bet with Brett’, in addition to cricket quizzes, the Brett Lee ‘Awesome Foursome’, and a dedicated casino cashback.Commenting on his new brand ambassador role, Brett Lee said: “Speed was always my greatest weapon throughout my career, which is why partnering with Sportsbet.io is such a perfect match. And like Sportsbet.io, playing fair was always important to me.“These guys make sports betting fun, fast and fair, so I can’t wait to get involved with some exclusive promotions and provide some insight from my experiences at the very top of cricket.”Under the two-year partnership, Lee will also deliver in-depth analysis from the world of cricket. The agreement, which is the sportsbook’s first foray into cricket sponsorship, follows on from football partnerships with Watford FC and Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo, as well as a headline sponsorship of the CONIFA European Football Cup.Head of Sportsbook Marketing at Sportsbet.io, Justin Le Brocque added: “Brett Lee is nothing short of a legend of the game. There were few greater sights in cricket than watching the fear in the eyes of batsmen as Binga approached.“So we are bowled over that he has joined team Sportsbet.io. As well as a terrifyingly quick bowler, Brett is a natural entertainer and a true gentleman; we couldn’t think of a better match for our sportsbook.“Players around the world can look forward to some fantastic Brett Lee promos, and the chance to hear from one of the biggest characters in the game.”last_img read more

first_imgWayne Rooney scored a hat-trick to inspire Manchester United to fight back from two goals down to beat West Ham.A Patrice Evra handball and Nemanja Vidic foul on Carlton Cole allowed Mark Noble to twice score from the spot for the relegation-battling Hammers.Vidic escaped a red card for a foul on Demba Ba before Rooney curled in a free-kick and powered in a shot.A Rooney penalty put the visitors ahead and Javier Hernandez poked in an effort to end the comeback with a flourish.West Ham will point to the decision not to red card Vidic and Rooney’s penalty being awarded courtesy of a harsh handball against Matthew Upson as key decisions against them.United, on the other hand, again showed the resilience and resolve that will let their title rivals know they will not be knocked off the top of the Premier League without a fight. With depleted resources and under difficult circumstances, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side proved they might not have the flamboyance of United sides of the past but they make up for it with their fighting qualities.Upton Park has proved the scene of some difficult memories for the Red Devils, who had been limited to six wins at the east London ground in their last 17 visits before the game.Most recently, United had their unbeaten start to the season ended by an emphatic carling Cup 4-0 loss at West Ham in November and, along with a revitalised home side breathing new life into their relegation fight, the visitors had cause to to be wary.Injuries, suspensions and half an eye on their Champions League last eight tie at Chelsea on Wednesday only increased the size of a task United passed, despite the scare provided by the Hammers.Ferguson, watching from the stands as he served the second of a five game touchline ban, opted to start with a 4-5-1. The attacking intent of Nani, Dimitar Berbatov and Hernandez had been left on the bench and, despite a promising opening, United’s afternoon quickly began to disintegrate.West Ham launched a counter-attack with Thomas Hitzlsperger’s long ball out of defence releasing striker Cole and he earned a penalty when an attempted chip over United left-back Evra was handled by the visitors’s defender.Noble stepped up to confidently send keeper Tomasz Kuzczsak the wrong way with the resultant penalty before another Hammers break gave him another chance to score from the spot.This time Cole’s nifty footwork deceived Vidic, who tripped the striker before pointing that the offence took place marginally outside of the area.Referee Lee Mason disagreed as he awarded another penalty for the home side which Noble again unerringly sent in as he went for power rather than placement. The visitors had seen plenty of the ball as they were caught out by two counter-attacks but found their probing nullified by a determined Hammers defence.When the Red Devils did get a sight of goal keeper Robert Green responded by palming a ferocious Park Ji-Sung shot over his goal.United’s defence was looking shaky and, when Vidic hauled down Ba to deny the Hammers forward what might have been a clear goalscoring opportunity, the Red Devils centre-back escaped with a yellow.United were stumbling but, having salvaged a draw at Aston Villa and win at Blackpool from similar positions, they are a side you cannot write off and so it proved.Ferguson brought Hernandez on at half-time before Berbatov also came of the bench as his side manufactured another comeback as they dominated the second half and were rewarded through the finishing prowess of Rooney. The United striker brilliantly curled in a 25-yard free-kick before he controlled a pass, which took two defenders out of the game, and powered a drive past the despairing dive of Green.Upson’s handball from a Fabio Da Silva cross gave Rooney the opportunity to slot in a penalty for his hat-trick as the Hammers capitulated in the face of the pressure of their rivals.Hernandez also got in on the scoring for Ferguson’s outfit as they completed a fifth away win in 16 league games this season.Source: BBClast_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error EAST LANSING, Mich. — A statue of Earvin “Magic” Johnson on the campus of Michigan State University has been vandalized with yellow paint ahead of the Spartans’ football game against rival Michigan.The statue of the former NBA and Michigan State basketball star is outside the Breslin Center in East Lansing. It had an “M” and the words “BEAT STATE” painted on it. Michigan’s colors are maize and blue.MLive.com reports the statue was being cleaned Thursday and vandals also defaced the sidewalk along Demonstration Hall Road and an area behind the “Sparty” statue.No. 12 Michigan hosts No. 7 Michigan State on Saturday and supporters have been on guard duty to prevent possible vandalism to campus landmarks. In Ann Arbor, Michigan students are guarding the block “M” on the Diag.last_img read more

first_imgThe 2020 MLB season is right around the corner, It’s been approximately 58 years since the offseason, an offseason that was tremendously entertaining for a multitude of reasons. Free-agent signings, big trades and sign-stealing revelations all led to immense amounts of suspense for the 2020 season, which did, in fact, last longer than anyone really wanted. — The Blue Jays really needed help in the rotation, and Hyun-Jin Ryu will help with that. Ryu, 33, finished second in NL Cy Young race in 2019. Worth watching to see how that will translate to the AL East.— A pair of surprising signings in Cincinnati: Mike Moustakas and Nick Castellanos are going to help a bottom-of-the-barrel Reds offense rebound. Couple that with a pitching staff that was already very good, and the NL Central race could be very intriguing in 2020. — Hey, remember how average-to-bad the Braves bullpen has been in recent years? They actually took steps to alleviate it this offseason, signing lefty reliever Will Smith to a big deal. That could go a long way for Atlanta this year. MORE: Nine questions for the 2020 MLB seasonThe first part of that offseason equation led to lots of intriguing teams to watch in 2020. The White Sox, Reds, Angels, Phillies, Twins and Yankees all made really intriguing moves to bolster their rosters and vie for playoff position this season.Well, with Opening Day officially official for July 23, let’s take a look at which big free-agent signings could help the most in a 60-game season:Zack Wheeler, PhilliesFormer team: Mets2019 stats: 31 starts (195 1/3 innings), 3.96 ERA, 4.07 xFIP, 8.98 K/9, 4.7 fWARThere’s some question of projection as to who Zack Wheeler is going to be, but his stuff makes that projection a little bit easier.After an injury-riddled first few years of his career, Wheeler settled into being a solid piece of the Mets’ rotation, worth 4.2 fWAR in 4.7 fWAR in 2018 and 2019, respectively. With Jake Arrieta declining over his past three seasons, the Phillies needed another option to help bolster Aaron Nola, who had an up-and-down 2019 season. Wheeler offers lots of help at the top of the rotation, and his familiarity with the NL East is going to help in a reduced schedule.Anthony Rendon, AngelsFormer team: Nationals2019 stats: .319/.412/.598, 34 HRs, 154 wRC+, 7.0 fWARThe Angels desperately needed Gerrit Cole on their pitching staff, arguably more than the Yankees did. But signing a premier bat isn’t a bad fallback option.Rendon played to an MVP level during the regular season and then came up huge for the world champion Nationals in the postseason, hitting .328 with three home runs in Washington’s miraculous run to a ring. That lasting image and memory of Rendon is a worthwhile one for Washington, who let him take his talents to the West Coast, pairing with Mike Trout in Los Angeles. While he’s dealing with a balky oblique, when Rendon makes his debut, it’s hard to see him not having an immediate impact on an offense that wasn’t really great in 2019.In a short year, a lineup of consisting of Rendon, Trout, Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons will play. I feel sorry for the baseballs.Gerrit Cole, YankeesFormer team: Astros2019 stats: 33 starts (212 1/3 innings), 2.50 ERA, 2.48 xFIP, 13.82 K/9, 7.4 fWARSurprise, surprise, right?Gerrit Cole is arguably the best free-agent pitcher to hit the open market, like, ever. A combination of his age, talent and production made it a no-brainer for the Yankees to dig deep into the checkbook and part with $324 million to secure his services. Yankees GM Brian Cashman referred to Cole as his “white whale.” The courtship history is well documented: The Yankees scouted Cole and drafted him, but Cole opted for UCLA; the Yankees made efforts to trade for Cole while he was a member of the Pirates; Cole, the life-long Yankees fan, brought a childhood sign to his intro press conference.But aside from the romantic baseball stuff, the fit couldn’t be better: The Yankees have searched for an ace since the early years of CC Sabathia’s stay with New York. While Luis Severino certainly showed flashes, between inconsistency and injury history, his standing as a true ace is in question. Now, with Severino out for the year, the fit for Cole makes even more sense.If all goes well in 2020, a short season gives Cole and the Yankees a massive advantage that they haven’t had in years past: pretty much a guaranteed win once every five days.Dallas Keuchel, White SoxFormer team: Braves2019 stats: 18 starts (112 2/3 innings), 3.75 ERA, 4.06 xFIP, 7.27 K/9, 0.8 fWARThe White Sox are a big-time team to watch in 2020. We’ve heard about their talent for years, and it’s time for the rubber to meet the road. Or Dallas Keuchel to meet the rubber. Or something.Keuchel provides almost a polar opposite of what Lucas Giolito does, making for a very intriguing 1-2 pitching punch in 2020. Should Keuchel revert to average to above-average form, he could offer a massive boost to their rotation.Will Keuchel help shift the balance of the AL Central in Chicago’s favor? Probably not. But pairing him with free-agent signing Yasmani Grandal, one of baseball’s best pitch framers, is sure to make for some frustrated batters and help the Sox as they continue to evolve and develop.Worth mentioning…— The Twins hit 307 home runs last year. Their signing of Josh Donaldson will make sure they keep destroying the baseball in 2020. They could have used more starting pitching, but Donaldson (4.9 fWAR in 2019) isn’t a bad fallback.— Madison Bumgarner shocked the world when he signed with the Diamondbacks on a pretty big deal. The 30-year-old Bumgarner is going to head up a rotation that was quietly very competitive in 2019.last_img read more