Barkley snubs Chelsea in dramatic end to deadline day, all transfers

first_imgChelsea suffered a dramatic late blow on transfer deadline day when Everton midfielder Ross Barkley rejected a move to the Premier League champions after travelling to their training ground for a medical.On a day of frenetic spending that took the Premier League total to a record far above one billion pounds ($1.29 billion), Antonio Conte’s side also missed out on two of their other targets – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fernando Llorente.England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Liverpool and Spaniard Llorente joined Tottenham Hotspur in deals worth 35 million pounds and 12 million pounds respectively.But the champions still managed some business, paying Torino 23 million pounds for defender Davide Zappacosta and then pushing through a late deal for Danny Drinkwater.Special dispensation was requested from the FA to register Leicester City’s midfielder after the official deadline, one of several deals due to come through late.However welcome those signings will be for Chelsea, they may not compensate for the snub delivered by England midfielder Barkley who arrived at their Cobham training ground late on Thursday only to turn round and head back north.Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri told Sky Sports Barkley had turned up at the west London club’s Cobham training base only to undergo a dramatic change of heart as the transfer deadline clock ticked down.“The two clubs agreed a deal of 35 million pounds, I think personal terms were agreed and after medical (sic) we heard from Paul Martin, Ross Barkley’s agent, that he had changed his mind,” said Moshiri.He added that Barkley, who is in the final year of his contract at Everton, wanted to “reconsider his position” in the January transfer window. “It was a big surprise but this is football,” Moshiri said.The BBC later quoted a source close to 23-year-old Barclay saying the midfielder did not have a medical and wanted to make a decision about his future when he was fully fit. He has been sidelined with a hamstring injury after a hernia operation.Alexis Sanchez was another player staying put, although for different reasons, as Arsenal turned down a 60 million pounds bid from Manchester City after failing to secure his potential replacement, Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, despite a 92 million pounds bid reportedly being accepted by the French club.British media speculated that the France winger would have preferred a switch to Liverpool, who were reported to have made their own bid, a possible indication that Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho could be en route from Anfield to Barcelona.Although that deal looks unlikely, the transfer window in Spain does not close until Friday.VAN DYKE STAYSLiverpool failed to lure central defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, who refused to sell despite a high-profile transfer request which led to the Dutch international’s exclusion from first team training.But the Merseyside club did agree on a fee to sell French defender Mamadou Sakho to Crystal Palace for 24 million pounds.West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans is also staying put despite being linked with a move to Arsenal or Manchester City, who still ended up as the window’s top spenders after lavishing in excess of 200 million pounds on players.Spurs are traditionally busy on deadline day and completed the signing of Llorente from Swansea and paid PSG 23 million pounds for Ivorian Serge Aurier.Swansea re-signed striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City and, in one of the day’s surprises, brought in Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches on loan from Bayern Munich.Another Portugal Euro 2016 winner, Adrien Silva, was due to join Leicester in a late deal with the Foxes also signing Austria’s Aleksandar Dragovic from Bayer Leverkusen.Every Premier League club brought in at least two players in the window, with Watford and promoted Huddersfield Town the busiest teams with each making 13 signings.Brighton & Hove Albion left it late to bring in goalkeeper Tim Krul on loan from Newcastle United and defender Ezequiel Schelotto from Inter Milan.Everton, one of the window’s most prolific spenders, lavished a further 10 million pounds on Hajduk Split’s teenage striker Nikola Vlasic.France defender Mamadou Sakho joined Crystal Palace from Liverpool on a four-year deal, the club said on Friday.The deal for centre-back Sakho, who spent the last season on loan at Selhurst Park and played eight games for Palace, was worth about 26 million pounds ($33.65 million), British media reported.Transfer deadline day movesSept 1 (Reuters) – Latest news and highlights from Europe’s top football leagues on transfer deadline day (all times GMT):0115 PALACE COMPLETE SAKHO SIGNING– Crystal Palace sign defender Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool on a four-year contract.– The 27-year-old France international returns to Selhurst Park after helping the club to five wins and four clean sheets in eight Premier League appearances during his loan spell last season.0030 DRINKWATER SEALS CHELSEA MOVE– Chelsea sign midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City on a five-year contract.– The 27-year-old becomes the sixth signing of the transfer window for the Premier League champions following the arrivals of Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta, who signed earlier on Thursday.READ MORE:Barkley snubs Chelsea in dramatic end to deadline dayTottenham sign striker Llorente, Bony returns to Swansea2230 BONY RETURNS TO SWANSEA– Swansea City have re-signed Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City on a two-year deal, with the option to extend by another year.– Bony returns to the Liberty Stadium following a two-and-a-half-year spell at City, where he struggled for first-team opportunities.2225 LLORENTE SEALS TOTTENHAM MOVE– Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Spanish striker Fernando Llorente from Swansea City on a two-year deal.– Llorente scored 15 Premier League goals to help Swansea avoid relegation last season.2220 CHELSEA CONFIRM ZAPPACOSTA SIGNING– Chelsea have signed Italian full back Davide Zappacosta from Serie A side Torino on a four-year contract.– “It is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League,” the 25-year-old said in a statement.“I am very excited to be here and start working with the team. I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my team mates and the supporters.”2155 BRIGHTON BRING IN KRUL ON LOAN– Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul has agreed a season-long loan switch to Brighton and Hove Albion from Newcastle United.2149 DRAGOVIC JOINS LEICESTER ON LOAN– Leicester City have signed Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic on a season-long loan deal from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.– The 26-year-old, who signed a five-year deal with Leverkusen last season, underwent his medical while on international duty with Austria.1919 EVERTON SIGN VLASIC FROM HAJDUK SPLIT– Everton have signed teenage striker Nikola Vlasic from Croatian side Hajduk Split.– The 19-year-old signed a five-year contract to become manager Ronald Koeman’s ninth signing of the transfer window.1840 ALAVES SIGN BOJAN ON LOAN FROM STOKE– Spanish La Liga side Deportivo Alaves have signed Bojan on a season-long loan from Stoke City.– The 27-year-old forward left the bet365 Stadium in January in search of regular first-team football but struggled to find form on loan at German Bundesliga side Mainz 05, scoring just once in 11 appearances.1835 WATFORD COMPLETE WAGUE SIGNING– Watford have completed the signing of defender Molla Wague from Udinese on a season-long loan deal.– The 26-year-old, who started his career at French side Caen, has 25 caps for Mali.1830 LEICESTER MIDFIELDER MENDY RETURNS TO NICE ON LOAN– French midfielder Nampalys Mendy returns to OGC Nice on a season-long loan deal after failing to make an impact at Leicester City.– Mendy was expected to replace N’Golo Kante at Leicester last season but made just seven appearances last season.1825 BRIGHTON SIGN RIGHT BACK SCHELOTTO– Brighton and Hove Albion have signed right back Ezequiel Schelotto from Portuguese Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon on a three-year deal.1805 ARSENAL’S PEREZ REJOINS DEPORTIVO ON LOAN– La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna have signed striker Lucas Perez on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal.– The 28-year-old Spaniard returns to Deportivo, where he scored 17 league goals in the 2015-16 season before arriving at the Emirates last August.1800 TORINO CONFIRM LOAN DEAL FOR NIANG– Italian Serie A side Torino have signed forward M’Baye Niang on loan from AC Milan with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.1745 PSG SIGN STRIKER MBAPPE ON LOAN FROM MONACO– France striker Kylian Mbappe has joined Paris St Germain on loan from AS Monaco with an option to buy the player at the end of the season.– Any deal for the 18-year-old French striker next year could make him the second-most expensive player behind Neymar, who arrived at Parc des Princes for 222 million euros from Barcelona.1720 MAN CITY LOAN OUT DENAYER FOR FOURTH SEASON– Manchester City have loaned out centre back Jason Denayer for a fourth consecutive season.– The 22-year-old Belgian will spend the season at Turkish club Galatasaray, where he had a successful loan spell in the 2015-16 season.1715 WATFORD SIGN DEFENDER ZEEGELAAR FROM SPORTING LISBON– Watford have signed left back Marvin Zeegelaar from Sporting Lisbon on a four-year deal.– The Dutchman made 37 appearances for the 18-time Portuguese champions last season, including five in the Champions League.1600 MAN CITY YOUNGSTER SIGNS FOR DORTMUND– Germany’s Borussia Dortmund signed talented Manchester City teenager Jadon Sancho on a long-term contract.– “We’re delighted that Jadon Sancho, who is at present one of the hottest prospects in European football, wants to and will play for Borussia Dortmund,” the club’s Sporting Director, Michael Zorc, said in a statement.1515 VALENCIA LOAN NANI TO LAZIO– Portugal winger Nani joined Serie A side Lazio on loan from Spain’s Valencia.– The 30-year-old former Manchester United player has made 112 appearances for Portugal, scoring 24 goals.1435 ORIGI LEAVES LIVERPOOL FOR LOAN SPELL AT WOLFSBURG– Liverpool striker Divock Origi was loaned to German side VfL Wolfsburg for the season.– Origi has scored 21 goals in 77 appearances for Liverpool, but is behind Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and new signing Dominic Solanke in the pecking order.1430 WATFORD SIGN GOALKEEPER KARNEZIS ON LOAN FROM UDINESE– Watford signed Greece international goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis from Italian side Udinese on a season-long loan deal.– The 32-year-old has made over 100 appearances for the Serie A club.1405 BURNLEY SIGN STRIKER WELLS FROM HUDDERSFIELD– Burnley signed Bermuda international striker Nakhi Wells from Huddersfield Town on a three-year contract.– The 27-year-old spent three and a half years at Huddersfield and helped the Yorkshire club win promotion to the top flight last season.1400 SWANSEA SEAL LOAN DEAL FOR BAYERN’S SANCHES– Welsh club Swansea City pulled off one of the most audacious deals of the window when they signed Bayern Munich’s Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches on a season-long loan.– Sanches was part of Portugal’s triumphant Euro 2016 squad and was named as player of the tournament.1325 STOKE’S RECORD SIGNING IMBULA LOANED TO TOULOUSE– Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula, signed for a club record 18.3 million pounds from Porto on Jan. 31, 2016, joined French club Toulouse on loan until the end of the season.1230 AURIER JOINS TOTTENHAM FROM PSG– Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Ivory Coast right back Serge Aurier from French club Paris St Germain for a fee reported to be 25 million euros ($30 million).– The deal for the attack-minded 24-year-old had been in doubt because a criminal conviction had delayed Aurier’s work permit application.1154 OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN JOINS LIVERPOOL– Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain became the second England international to leave Arsenal in two days when he joined Premier League rivals Liverpool for a reported 40 million pounds.– The 24-year-old midfielder’s move follows the exit of left back Kieran Gibbs, who joined West Bromwich Albion on a four-year deal on Wednesday.1120 KAMPL SWAPS LEVERKUSEN FOR LEIPZIG– German Champions League club RB Leipzig strengthened their midfield with the transfer of Slovenian Kevin Kampl from Bayer Leverkusen.last_img read more

Kids Jam for Everest Cricket Club on Sunday

first_imgThe Everest Cricket Club Ground will come alive on Sunday, July 28 for Kids Jam- one of the most talked about event for the kids over the past few days.School is out and Kids Jam will provide much needed activities for families before the end of the Summer vacation. Kids Jam attractions include mascots such as Princess Tiana, Chase, Princess Elsa, Sponge Bob, Dora and Diego.Additionally, there will be face painting, bouncy house, dunk tanks and other attractions and games for the entire family.There is also a Spelling Bee competition coordinated by KOKO the Natural Hair Store featuring children between the age of 9-11 which begins at 14:00h or 2PM.Tickets for Kids Jam cost $1000 and available at KOKO, Exclusive Styles, Hits and Jams Entertainment, Nimbus Vreed -En-Hoop and Muslim Top Up Shop, Linden.Kids Jam is sponsored by Ansa Mcal (through their brands Smalta, Tropical Rhythm, ICool, and Chiefeez Snack), Xtra Energy Drink, BM SOAT, Guybisco, Star Party Rental, Hits and Jams Entertainment, Pro Cleaners, Koko – the Natural Hair Store, Glosee PR and Marketing and Heavenly Delight Cuisine.The event is promoted by Ace Marketing.last_img read more

Nimba Lawmaker Urges Youths to Shun Violence

first_imgNimba County District #1 Representative, Jeremiah Kpan Koung, has admonished youths of Ganta to distance themselves from acts that have the tendency to plunge the country into chaos come 2017 general and presidential elections. He gave the warning at a program held in his honor on Saturday, July 4, at the John Wesley Pearson High School auditorium. He told the youths to remain law-abiding and shun acts of violence during the course of any the country’s electoral processes in 2017.“Don’t fight or put up violent posture during the course of electoral campaigning. If you cannot convince anyone to vote for a particular candidate, just leave that person alone rather than resorting to argument,” he cautioned. There have been war of words among supporters of Representative Koung and some other residents of Ganta, who could be completing contesting for the District Electoral seat ahead of 2017.On July 4, youths under the banner, “Patriotic Youth of Ganta,” honored Representative Koung as one of the “best lawmakers” at the 53rd Legislature. They also petitioned him to re-contest for the seat in 2017.The occasion brought together thousands of young people who commenced the honoring ceremony with a parade through Ganta’s principal streets and ended with an indoor program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FIFA claims progress in letting women attend games in Iran

first_imgDuterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? FILE – Iranian women cheer during the friendly football match between Iran and Bolivia at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran on October 16, 2018. (Photo by STR / AFP)ZURICH — FIFA says Iran’s football federation supports letting women attend 2022 World Cup qualifying games of its men’s national team, though government approval is still needed.FIFA is working with Iranian authorities to overcome a ban on women entering stadiums for men’s games since the 1979 Islamic revolution.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas women’s team parades Fil-Am recruits in busy stretch starting with Jones Cup Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Benefits of township living Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ MOST READ Some women were allowed to watch the Asian Champions League final in Tehran last November when FIFA President Gianni Infantino also attended.FIFA wants the issue resolved before Oct. 10 when Iran — the top-ranked team in Asia — hosts its first home World Cup qualifier against Cambodia. The next is March 26 against Hong Kong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFootball’s world body says Iran federation president Mehdi Taj has replied to Infantino saying “the matter has been taken up directly with the minister of sports and youth.” MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station View commentslast_img read more

Pumaren feels like he hit jackpot with Adamson’s one-and-done recruit Val Chauca

first_imgNCAA: Streaking San Sebastian ties for 2nd seed, fends off Arellano Soaring Falcons head coach Franz Pumaren raved about his new recruit, who will be playing just one year in the UAAP.Chauca, who is taking up Master of Business Administration in Adamson’s Graduate School, put up 17 point and four rebounds in his UAAP debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I feel he’s a one-and-done player that you can really invest at, he can help the young guys, nurture the young guys, and mentor them,” said Pumaren after the 70-52 loss to defending champion AteneoChauca’s not only a versatile player on the floor as he’s also one learned athlete before coming to the Falcons. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son MANILA, Philippines—Adamson did not impress in its first game in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament, but under the dismal result emerged a gem in one-and-done Val Chauca.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption He graduated from University of California in Berkeley’s, considered as one of the top schools in the States, Legal Studies program and earned a certificate degree in Marketing Management from Enderun Colleges.This type of scholastic achievement, on top of his athletic dedication, made Chauca a valuable asset for Pumaren.“This should just be his fifth day coming from the States and there was no trace of jetlag so I’m expecting more from him in leading this team,” said Pumaren, who added that Chauca nearly enrolled at other schools in the UAAP.“Actually there were a lot of schools interested in him, he mentioned that to me, but he fell on my lap and one thing he told me is he wants to follow my style [when I was still playing] and I think we hit the jackpot,” added Pumaren.Chauca, who played guard with the UC Golden Bears, not only impressed his head coach but also the Blue Eagles’ mentor Tab Baldwin.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LATEST STORIES Ateneo’s tactician already saw Chauca in the PBA D-League and he remembered the spitfire shooter torching them for 27 points.“I guess we saw him in the D-League and he lit us up there,” said Baldwin. “He’s just a good player, he’s shifty, and he’s not easy to get a handle on. When you’ve got Mamu [Gian Mamuyac] and Thirdy [Ravena] out there defensively and they’re still having a bad time, you know that says a lot about the kid.” No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached PLAY LIST 01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash View commentslast_img read more

Destined for a higher call, Stanton Rose aims for the NBA

first_imgBy Timothy JaikarranAs the Shakespeare quote goes, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”, that was the situation for Stanton Rose as he followed along the lines of his father. As a child growing up in Kwakwani, Rose Jr was taken by his mom to many of his father’s basketball games and was particularly inspired at a tender age on how the sport unified the people in the village.Born on December 26, 1999, to Vashawn Hopkinson and Stanton Rose Snr in the village of Kwakwani, Rose Jr was always destined for greatness from the first breath he took.Twenty-year-old Rose recalled the first time he got into basketball, which was through his former coach, Ann Gordon. He was around the age of eight, but couldn’t play because it was against high schoolers who were on the team but nevertheless, she allowed him to practice, recognising the talent he had. Rose then played his first official school tournament on June 1, 2015, a year after he was cut from the under-19 basketball team, being only 14 at that time.Still full of talent, Rose did not let his disappointment sideline him but continued to press towards the higher mark.“Even though I only got to play three years of high school basketball, it went great.  I had a lot of achievements for such a short time. All three years I was the youngest on the team. My first year (2014), I played with a lot of experienced and older players who gave me a lot of knowledge. We played a regional tournament and I left with the MVP and in the national tournament, I got the most assists. That same year I made my first junior national team as well.“I also got called up to play for the Bounty Colts Basketball Club. My second year (2015), I became the captain of the team and finish the National Tournament, with the MVP, best scorer, and most assists. That year I think was the highlight of my young basketball career. I got the MVP of the Road To Mecca tournament and was the youngest to do it. My last year of school basketball was (2016). My last year was the best year, I lead the team to the first and only 3-peat in the school tournament, also won the MVP, best scorer, most assists, and the defensive player of the tournament. That year I was called up to play for friendly in Jamaica with the senior national team,” Rose said.Seeing his career hit an all-time high at such a young age, Rose finally realised that Guyana was not where his career would have remained. But, he would now see the fruits of his hard work and dedication spring to life before his very eyes.“Through playing for the senior national team in the 2018 CBC tournament I got an offer to play overseas. After scoring 41 points against the St Vincent team, I got a call from Baylor University which I was unable to be accepted because of me not having a high school diploma. But there was a junior college in Texas called Jacksonville Jaguars that I got an offer from to play abroad which was coached by Aaron Smith. He called and talked to me and told me how much he loves my playing style and told me he wanted to give me the opportunity to play for him and that’s where it started but he moved from Jacksonville and is now coaching at Panola College where he took me with him also.”Heading into 2020 with his future brighter than ever, Rose is optimistic that from Panola Junior College he’ll make his way to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to play for a four-year college which will lead to him playing pro basketball.“It does not matter where but the NBA is my main goal.”last_img read more

Hamilton waits for F1 title as Raikkonen wins US GP

first_imgHamilton now leads Vettel by 70 points and with 75 remaining in the final three races he can clinch his fifth title by finishing seventh in Mexico, if Vettel wins.If Vettel fails to win, Hamilton will be champion.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second on Sunday after starting in 18th place.“Congratulations to Kimi, and great job from Max too. This was the best we could do today, and it was great that we got to do some racing,” said Hamilton who had started on pole position and was looking for a sixth win at the Circuit of the Americas.Raikkonen, whose last win was at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, was deadpan.“Obviously I’m much happier than finishing second. It’s been a great weekend and the car has been pretty good all the time,” said the 39-year-old Finn.-Opening lapRaikkonen, who will leave Ferrari for Sauber at the end of the season, claimed the lead on the opening lap and rode his luck in a strategic and tactical race to claim the 21st victory of his career.It was his first win in 113 races, the longest period between wins in F1 history, breaking the previous record held by Italian Riccardo Patrese.Raikkonen came home 1.3 seconds ahead of Verstappen with Hamilton finishing a further second adrift after failing to battle past the Dutchman in the final laps.Vettel recovered from an opening lap spin to keep is slender title hopes alive.Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was fifth ahead of Nico Hulkenberg and his Renault team-mate Carlos Sainz.Esteban Ocon of Force India came home eighth ahead of Kevin Magnussen of Haas and Sergio Perez in the second Force India.On a warm sunlit day, Hamilton made a clean getaway from pole, but was unable to resist Raikkonen’s surge up the hill on the inside line into Turn One.-Pit wallThe Finn claimed the lead, but delight on the Ferrari pit wall was quickly dimmed when Vettel, having attacked and passed Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo under braking spun at Turn 13 after the pair had clashed.Vettel recovered and rejoined in 15th place, but his slim hopes of keeping alive his title challenge appeared reduced to near invisible.After the chaotic flurry of first lap action, which included several collisions further back in the field, the luckless Ricciardo retired again with an engine failure, parking his car at the start of the back straight.A Virtual Safety Car was signalled. Unexpectedly, Ferrari did not call in Vettel and it was Hamilton who was the first of the leaders to come in for new tyres on lap 11.A few rapid laps later, Hamilton passed his team-mate who eased over to him a clear run at Turn One in pursuit of Raikkonen.By lap 20, Raikkonen was struggling to resist Hamilton who closed within a tenth of a second, but he held him at bay until he pitted on lap 22.-Super softsThis left Hamilton leading before Verstappen pitted for super-softs, a move that enabled him to jump ahead of Bottas, when the Finn came in a lap later.This tactical switching then saw Vettel give up second to Raikkonen before he finally pitted on lap 27, re-joining fifth, 43 seconds adrift of Hamilton, but on much fresher tyres.By lap 33, it was clear Ferrari had the pace to compete and Hamilton was nursing his tyres.Opting for a cautious strategy, Mercedes then pitted Hamilton again, leaving him with 19 laps to recover after re-joining fourth ahead of fifth-placed Vettel.Raikkonen led ahead of Verstappen and Bottas.“Nineteen laps to go now, Lewis, we just need everything,” Mercedes told Hamilton, who regained third on lap 40 when Bottas slowed for him at Turn 12.Vettel closed up on Bottas with 10 laps remaining as a close finish for the leading four cars looked certain.Hamilton needed to finish second, with Bottas retaining fourth ahead of Vettel, to secure his fifth title, but in the final laps it was Ferrari’s strategy which triumphed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Raikkonen, who will leave Ferrari for Sauber at the end of the season, claimed the lead on the opening lap and rode his luck in a strategic and tactical race to claim the 21st victory of his career.AUSTIN, United States, Oct 21 – Lewis Hamilton was forced to wait for a fifth world title when he finished third at the US Grand Prix on Sunday as Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen took a first victory in more than five years.Title rival Sebastian Vettel in another Ferrari was fourth meaning the championship race will probably be decided in Mexico next weekend instead.last_img read more

Backpack ban confusion riles parents

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesBut Wednesday, school officials sent home a new policy statement saying children who choose to carry backpacks will not be punished. The letter also stated that “incentives and rewards” will be provided to those who choose to use the binders instead. Some parents, however, did not get the word in time. “If it’s a back issue, all you’re doing is shuffling all the weight from the back to the front,” said Lisa Mata-Uribe, whose son Cameron is an eighth- grader at Edwards. “They must be nuts,” said parent Jose Cisneros, whose sixth-grader is exempt from the no-backpack rule either way because she is in special education classes. “Sometimes they come up with crazy ideas. They don’t know what they’re talking about. They got to have a backpack,” Cisneros said. • Photo Gallery: 9/06: No backpacks allowed WHITTIER – Angry parents at Katherine Edwards Middle School blasted a “no backpacks” policy as school began Wednesday – a rule school officials implemented over the summer, then rescinded without informing parents before the start of the new semester. Most students clutched large canvas binders, which school officials, in a flier sent to parents this summer, had recommended instead of backpacks. Annoyed and angry parents hovered nearby. The flier announced: “No backpacks allowed at Edwards next year.” Edwards officials said they wanted to ban backpacks for safety reasons and as a way to prevent back problems among students. They recommended the binders as a better way for students to stay organized. Principal Monica Sena called the backpack ban a pilot program. School officials had invited parents to discuss the new policy at a meeting Aug.29, but few parents attended, said Whittier City School District Superintendent Carmella Franco. “Because so few parents showed up with it being summer, we’d like to hold a meeting when more parents are able to attend,” Franco said. “We’ll watch and see how the students adapt to the binders to see if it’s a reasonable and workable change.” The letter sent home Wednesday listed four new meeting times to discuss the backpack issue. Although several parents interviewed at the start of school did not seem to think the idea is plausible, Sena disagreed. “Students don’t need to carry a lot of things around,” she said, adding that the school provides copies of textbooks for homework and classroom use. She said most students buy their lunch at school. But for those who don’t, carrying a lunch bag should suffice, Sena added. “With the gym clothes, we’re going to see how it goes,” she said, adding that children could easily fit their clothes into the binders. As for other necessities, such as feminine products and other personal items that students will need, Sena said those things could be stored in purses or pencil pouches. Students had mixed opinions about the situation. “We need to carry a lot of books, and we can’t put them in our backpacks,” complained seventh-grader Bianca Cruz. But sixth-grader Yulissa Chavez said she wouldn’t mind if backpacks were banned. “It feels better than a backpack, because your back doesn’t hurt,” she said. But Yulissa admitted she was not sure where she will put things like gym clothes and her lunch. Franco said those are some of the concerns officials need to examine further. “This was just too preliminary to say what’s going to happen,” said Franco. “There will be some students who will like the binder and will carry that, so we want to watch that and see how that works.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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

Dismal home market won’t improve soon

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Even renters are caught in the fallout. Slowing sales mean that folks who otherwise might be buying that first house will continue to rent. That can impact supply in the market, and that can result in rent increases. And for the first time in years, apartment rent increases are now close to matching, or exceeding, home price increases. But high housing prices, increasing apartment rents and slumping home sales are not tarnishing the Valley’s image as an attractive place to live. That’s the glimpse offered from a look back at the last nine months and a look ahead to next year from Valley organizations that track economic linchpins. This real estate market is in a dark period, and it’s just not the time change either. Pain is trickling down. Sales fell off a cliff, which is creating tough times for agents and owners trying to unload properties. Buyers are not catching much of a break, either, because much of the San Fernando Valley and Southern California is still a half-million-dollar market. For example, in the third quarter, apartment rents in the Valley increased an annual 7.9 percent to $1,485 a month, said Daniel Blake, director of the Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge. Blake, who released his annual San Fernando Valley Economic Report on Friday, said that for the past six years rent increases have averaged about 5 percent. He also thinks that speculators who bought houses and condominiums at the end of the boom are having a hard time selling them. And those units are now part of the high-priced rental stock. But the Valley continues to draw new residents. “The San Fernando Valley is a relatively attractive place to live (because) of its accessibility to jobs, the type of economy it has and the lifestyle it affords,” said Blake. “That’s what makes the cost of housing and land high here.” How much more attractive it gets remains to be seen. Jim Link, executive vice president of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, on Friday offered a glimpse of how the October home sales market will shake out. His conclusion: A lot like the last several months. That means a sales decline in the high 20 percent range and the median price of a previously owned home close to where it was this time last year. “The market seems to have found its level,” he said. “The median has continued to increase albeit by small amounts. I would not be surprised if the median took a slight dip sometime this year versus last year.” That sales level that Link is talking about? Those numbers were last seen in 1997 and 1998. And that was when the real estate boom that just ended began. (818) 713-3743 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

Ryan Kent injured in Rangers win, Celtic remain top, plus more

first_img targets Celtic claimed a deserved win at Hamilton Rangers recovered from their Old Firm defeat before the international break to claim a 3-1 win over Livingston at Ibrox.Steven Gerrard’s side appeared to be staring defeat in the face when Steven Lawless gave the away side the lead with an early second-half penalty. Rangers lost new signing Ryan Kent to injury in the first-half LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS getty Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked However, Gers responded brilliantly with goals from James Tavernier, Alfredo Morelos and Brandon Barker.The three points came at a price though, with new signing Ryan Kent forced off injured in the first-half with a suspected hamstring injury.This was Kent’s first game in Rangers colours since completing his £7million move from Liverpool.Earlier, Celtic continued to set the pace at the top of the Scottish Premiership but somewhat laboured to a win at Hamilton. on target deals Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta stalemate Norwich vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTHuddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Barnsley vs Leeds (Sunday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekend center_img What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas latest James Forrest’s fourth-minute strike was all that separated the two sides as the Hoops made it five wins from five league matches.The visitors largely controlled proceedings, with Forrest also going close by crashing an effort onto the bar after the break.Hamilton grew into the game and forced a couple of half-chances but Celtic stood firm and claimed the three points. statement Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LIVE on talkSPORT Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Getty Images – Getty BIG PRESENTS UP TOP rookie error Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 Below you can see the results in the other Scottish Premiership matches on Saturday…Aberdeen 1-1 St JohnstoneHearts 2-3 MotherwellKilmarnock 2-0 HibernianRoss County 2-1 St MirrenSaturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. 2last_img read more