Higuain brace gives Juve 32nd straight home win

first_imgA brace from Gonzalo Higuain gave Juventus a 2-0 win at home to Chievo on Saturday and moved them closer to a sixth consecutive Serie A title as they forged nine points clear of their closest pursuers.Juve extended their run to 32 successive home league wins and left second-placed AS Roma needing to win away at Bologna on Sunday just to keep the gap down to six points.Higuain opened the scoring in the 23rd minute after fellow Argentine Paulo Dybala burst down the right and pulled the ball back into the area.Dybala was in inspired form and nearly added the second after a one-two with Sami Khedira but shot wide. He then set up another chance for Higuain who missed the target from 12 metres.Dybala was also involved in the second goal six minutes from time when he found Stephan Lichtsteiner on the right and the Swiss full back’s cross was turned in by Higuain for his 21st league goal of the season.Juve, who host Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, now have 77 points from 31 games with Roma on 68.Atalanta ensured that they will finish the weekend in the Europa League places after a 1-1 draw at home to Sassuolo.Sassuolo went ahead nine minutes before halftime when Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara was caught in possession and Lorenzo Pellegrini ran on to score.The hosts took until the 73rd minute to equalise when Bryan Cristante headed in Alejandro Gomez’s free kick.Summaries from the Serie A matches on SundaySunday, April 9Crotone 2 Diego Falcinelli 18pen,22Inter Milan 1 Danilo D’Ambrosio 65Halftime: 2-0;Attendance: 6,500– – –Bologna 0AS Roma 3 Federico Fazio 25, Mohamed Salah 41, Edin Dzeko 75Halftime: 0-2;Attendance: 21,000– – –AC Milan 4 Suso 6, Mario Pasalic 19, Carlos Bacca 37, Gerard Deulofeu 70Palermo 0Red Card: Giancarlo Gonzalez 83Halftime: 3-0;Attendance: 40,000– – –Udinese 3 Rodrigo De Paul 20, Duvan Zapata 31, Rubinho 49ogGenoa 0Halftime: 2-0;Attendance: 17,000– – –Cagliari 2 Marco Borriello 19pen, Han Kwang-Song 90+5Torino 3 Adem Ljajic 33, Andrea Belotti 39, Afriyie Acquah 54Red Card: Afriyie Acquah 90+1Halftime: 1-2;Attendance: 14,000– – –Sampdoria 2 Bruno Fernandes 5, Ricky Alvarez 71Fiorentina 2 Gonzalo Rodriguez 60, Khouma Babacar 89Halftime: 1-0;Attendance: 20,000– – –Saturday, April 8Juventus 2 Gonzalo Higuain 23,84Chievo Verona 0Halftime: 1-0;Attendance: 39,477– – –Atalanta Bergamo 1 Bryan Cristante 73Sassuolo 1 Lorenzo Pellegrini 36Halftime: 0-1;Attendance: 18,119– – –Empoli 1 Omar El Kaddouri 9Pescara 1 Gianluca Caprari 31Halftime: 1-1;Attendance: 7,711last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgPetrojam, Scotiabank, ATL, Peak Bottling to contest KSA Business House finals – Mountain View FC vs Barbican FC – Excelsior High – Shortwood United FC vs Swallowfield FC – Shortwood – Tivoli Gardens FC s New Kingston FC – Molynes Football Field KSAFA Under-13 and Under-15 leagues continue today Today’s games: The Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios will come alive today for the staging of the grand finals of the Nutramix Double Six Domino Championship. Fifteen teams from eight regional rounds will battle for cash and other prizes, courtesy of Nutramix. This year’s winners will walk away with $250,000, 300 baby chicks and one ton of feed. The runners-up will take home 150 baby chicks, half ton feed, and $50,000 in cash. The competition began on June 24 in Old Harbour. Other regional rounds took place in Kingston, St Elizabeth, Westmoreland, St Thomas, St Mary, Manvhester, and St James. The competition seeks to create relationships and give back to farmers while encouraging potential farmers to get involved in the agricultural industry. It also aims to celebrate the spirit of the domino game, a popular past-time for Jamaicans far and wide. The finals of the 2017 Western Sports-sponsored, Kingston and St Andrew Business House Football League will be contested today at Winchester Park, St George’s College. The games were postponed last week because of bad weather. In the curtain-raiser at 2 p.m., Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) will face Peak Bottling in the Division Two final. At 4 p.m. in the Division One final, Petrojam will meet Scotiabank. In the Division One feature, Petrojam will be playing in their eighth straight final and are seeking their seventh title. They are coached by Lenworth ‘Teacher ‘ Hyde while the coach of Scotiabank is Marcel ‘Fuzzy” Gayle.center_img – Rae Town FC vs Brown’s Town FC – Vauxhall Hall High – Whitfield Town FC vs Seaview Gardens FC – Greenwich All-Age – Red Hills United FC vs Constant Spring FC – Belvedere – Stony Hill FC vs Duhaney Park FC – Duhaney Park (These games are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.) The MILO/KSAFA Under-13 and Under-15 competitions continue today at several venues. All Under-13 games are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. while the Under-15 matches begin at 4:30 p.m. 15 teams to battle in Nutramix Double Six Domino Grand Finals Tomorrow’s games:last_img read more

The potential economic benefits of a deep-water port and the Brazil-Guyana Road link

first_imgThe notion of a deep-water port and a road linking Brazil and Guyana is nothing new. The conceptualisation of this initiative was developed and publicly discussed a long time ago. Hypothetically, these are indeed good developmental initiatives to transform the economic development of any small developing nation like Guyana.With approximately 80 per cent of the world’s merchandise trade carried by ships, maritime transport remains by far the most common mode of international freight and transport. It is the backbone of facilitating international trade, offering the most economical and reliable method to move goods over long distances. Ships can carry long volumes of merchandise and use free highways in the seas, requiring only infrastructure developments at the seaports.In Guyana’s case, we may have to build new seaports in addition to effecting infrastructure developments at existing seaports. The performance of ports is an essential element of overall trade costs for all countries (AfricanBank Development Report, 2010).Against this background, it is widely recognised that an efficient transport system that facilitates the economical movement of goods, resources and people is vital for economic growth, and by extension globalisation. In a historical context, during the 19th century, improvements in transport and communications were major contributors in the expansion of world trade and globalisation. Communications continued to be revolutionised in the 20th century with innovations such as cars, aero planes, large bulk carriers, container ships and pipelines for oil and gas. The introduction of railways and improvements in roads caused land transport costs to fall by 90 per cent from 1800 to 1910; while the real cost of ocean shipping fell by 80 percent between 1750 and 1990. By 1980, the real cost of air freight had fallen by approximately 75 per cent from its level in the 1930s. The increased participation of developing countries in world trade “would not be possible without global shipping networks, port reforms, and investments in transport infrastructure as well as trade and transport facilitation”, according to UNCTAD.Moreover, there exists “a virtuous cycle wherein better transport services lead to more trade, and more trade helps to encourage improved transport services”. By the beginning of the 21st century, the ‘tyranny of distance’, while perhaps not completely tamed, was greatly diminished (Tull, 2006).A brief overview of the economic impacts of deep-water ports in U.S (Georgia)The statewide economic impact of Georgia’s deep-water ports in fiscal year 2011 includes (figures are in US$):• $66.9 billion in sales (9.5 per cent of Georgia’s total sales);• $32.4 billion in state GDP (7.8 per cent of Georgia’s total GDP);• $18.5 billion in income (5.2 per cent of Georgia’s total personal income);• 352,146 full and part time jobs (8.3 per cent of Georgia’s total employment);• $4.5 billion in federal taxes;• $1.4 billion in state taxes;• $1.1 billion in local taxesConclusionEach year, ports and waterways carry more than 2 billion tons of cargo. Not only are ports crucial for the exportation and importation of goods for international trade, but also for transporting of goods domestically. Another major economic benefit that ports provide to countries is the creation and maintenance of jobs.Though space precludes a more comprehensive review of empirical studies of how seaports — or deep-water ports in particular – contribute to the economic development of countries around the world, much evidence nonetheless exists to corroborate and/or validate such notion that deep-water ports do aid in massive positive economic spinoffs to countries.Against this backdrop, the road linking Guyana and Brazil together with the deep-water port project could significantly transform Guyana’s economy in terms of job creation, reduction of poverty for its citizens, more revenue in the form of taxes for the Government, better quality of life and standard of living for its people, the creation of new industries and new business and economic opportunities, and the list goes on.Hypothetically, depending on the location where the port might be developed, when one looks at the geographic position of Guyana on the South American map, literally kissing the Atlantic Ocean, could Guyana become the gateway to facilitate the transport of goods from other South American countries through Brazil and a deep-water port? If such an idea is proved to be possible and economical, then one can only imagine the sea of economic prosperity which these developments could potentially bring to Guyana.last_img read more

We are under pressure from Gor, admits Nkata

first_img“There is pressure, honestly because the champions and the teams below us are breathing on our necks. The gap is small and we are at a position where we have to take each of the remaining six games very seriously,” Nkata who joined the Ruaraka based club at the start of the season told Capital Sport.Tusker travelled to Nakuru early Thursday morning ahead of their match against Nkata’s former team Muhoroni Youth on Friday afternoon, a game that will determine the direction of the title race.A loss for Nkata and his men will hand Gor,  who play Sofapaka on Sunday evening,  a huge advantage as a win will take Jose Marcelo Ferreira’s men top of the table.“We know, it is not going to be an easy match and none of the remaining six games of the season will be. We know what is expected of us and the kind of pressure we will put ourselves in if we lose. It is not an option as we go to Nakuru,” Nkata offered.Tusker players disappointed. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.Tusker will rue dropping points in matches they were needed to win. A loss to Thika United followed by draws against Western Stima and Ushuru all in their last five matches cost them a valuable gap that would have seen them slope down to the final day with some comfort.But now, Nkata will look on the experience of his squad to sail them through unscathed to the title for the first time since losing it to Gor in 2013.“I have players who have played at the highest level. They know how to contain this pressure and above all know what it means to fight for the title. These are the players who will help us through these remaining tough matches,” Nkata opined.After the match against Muhoroni, Tusker travel to Mombasa to play Bandari, face bottom side City Stars at home, travel to Awendo to face Sony Sugar then play at home to AFC Leopards.The ultimate show stopper, the title decider will be on the last day when they face holders Gor in the final day of the season.Ulinzi Stars, Western Stima and Mathare United – all on 37 points – have an outside chance of challenging for the title, but if either of them loses three of the remaining six games, then they can as well kiss the title goodbye.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“There is pressure, honestly because the champions and the teams below us are breathing on our necks. The gap is small and we are at a position where we have to take each of the remaining six games very seriously,” Nkata who joined the Ruaraka based club at the start of the season told Capital Sport. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22- Tusker FC head coach Paul Nkata has admitted pressure is building up on his side as the Kenyan Premier League enters its homestretch, but remains optimistic the Brewers can hold on to the lead through the final six games of the campaign.From eight points gap, defending champions Gor Mahia have reduced the gap between them and leaders Tusker FC to two points.last_img read more

New-home sales upturn helps cheer Wall Street

first_imgOn Wall Street, the reports cheered investors who have been consumed by worry in recent weeks about the country’s financial health amid spreading credit troubles. The Dow Jones industrials vaulted 142.99 points to close at 13,378.87. The housing report showing the July sales boost comes as credit standards have been tightening on home mortgages. Credit problems took a turn for the worse in August, making it even harder for some buyers to get financing. That means home sales in the coming months will likely show renewed weakness, economists said. “Sales in August will face significant head winds from further tightening in credit conditions, reduced availability of mortgage credit as many lenders shuttered their doors and upward pressure on mortgage rates, especially for nonconforming jumbo loans” of more than $417,000, predicted Brian Bethune, economist at Global Insight. By region, sales in the West shot up 22.4 percent in July and increased 0.6 percent in the South. Sales, however, tumbled 24.3 percent in the Northeast and were down 0.9 percent in the Midwest. The improvement in overall sales didn’t change the big picture of the housing market, which has been suffering through a deep slump for more than a year. Sales are down 10.2 percent from last year, and the weakness is expected to drag on into next year. WASHINGTON – New-home sales turned up and factory orders soared in July, suggesting the economy was on stable footing before a credit crunch took a turn for the worse. The Commerce Department reported Friday that sales of new homes rose 2.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 870,000 units. The increase came after a 4 percent drop in June. Another report from the department showed that orders placed with factories for big-ticket goods jumped 5.9 percent in July, the most in 10 months. The latest batch of economic news was better than analysts had expected. They were forecasting home sales to fall and calling for a much smaller, 1 percent gain in factory orders. To lure buyers, some builders are offering incentives including help with closing costs or lining up financing, and working with lenders to lower interest rates on loans, said Bernard Markstein, senior economist at the National Association of Home Builders. Home prices were mixed. The median price of a new home was $239,500 in July, up 0.6 percent from last year. The median price is the point where half sold for more and half sold for less. The average home price, however, dropped to $300,800 in July, down 3.4 percent from same month last year. In the manufacturing report, gains were widespread, indicating that capital spending – a key ingredient of a healthy economy – had gained momentum. Orders increased for machinery, automobiles, metal products, airplanes and communications equipment. That blunted a drop in demand for computers, as well as electrical equipment and appliances. A proxy for future business investment also was encouraging: Orders for nondefense capital spending excluding airplanes rose 2.2 percent in July, compared with a dip of 0.1 percent in June. “The recent squeeze on business credit could damp investment plans in the months ahead. That said, the data will help allay fears that business spending was slowing even before credit got tighter,” said Sal Guatieri, economist at BMO Capital Markets Economics. Fears that the painful housing slump and credit crunch could hurt the economy have gripped Wall Street investors in recent weeks, causing stocks to swing wildly.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

The Two Mikes – Saturday, July 15: What’s your favourite Beyoncé song?

first_imgMore madness and mayhem from Mike Graham and Mike Parry, as they come live from London’s O2 to chat Star Sixes, Emirates Airlines and have another One Minute Moanlast_img

ANOTHER BLACK ICE WARNING ACROSS COUNTY ROADS AND PATHS

first_imgGARDAI AND AA Roadwatch have issued another emergency weather warning today as many roads are again covered in black ice.And it may be tomorrow before temperatures rise sufficiently to clear the last of the ice.Yesterday motorists slammed the County Council after they failed to salt roads on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Angry donegaldaily.com readers expressed shock that main routes were not gritted.More overnight freezing temperatures last night as left paths and roads worse now than they were during the Big Chill, although the gritters were back out last night – and gain this morning.ANOTHER BLACK ICE WARNING ACROSS COUNTY ROADS AND PATHS was last modified: January 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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

GARDAI SMASH HEATING OIL GANG BUT BURGLARY GANGS STILL OPERATING ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgGARDAI have smashed a gang who were using an oil tanker to steal home heating oil from hundreds of houses.The daring thieves were using a 2,000 litre truck complete with pumps to steal the expensive oil from houses across West Donegal.The gang were calling from door to door and when people were not home, they emptied the tanks pretending they were actually filling them! Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell said unfortunately the thieves had a market for the stolen oil.“Unfortunately there is always a market there for something cheap,” he said.At least one man is expected to come before the courts in relation to the elaborate scam.And Garda Detective O’Donnell admitted the oil scam is just the latest in a series of criminal incidents in Donegal. A number of homes in the Convoy and Letterkenny areas were targeted in recent days.He revealed they have identified THREE cross-border gangs who are now at the centre of a spate of burglaries across the North West region.“We have spikes during the year and we are currently going through a major spike in relation to burglaries.“There has been a considerable amount of burglaries in recent weeks and we suspect three gangs, possibly sharing information, are responsible.“A number of homes across the region have been hit and we would ask people to be vigilant, to keep doors and windows locked and keep an eye out for people acting suspiciously,” he said. Gardai believe the men are driving a red Seat car as well as a Volvo and a Renault Laguna car to carry out the burglaries.He also revealed that the thieves are using local knowledge about people attending funerals and weddings to target empty houses.EndsMMMM GARDAI SMASH HEATING OIL GANG BUT BURGLARY GANGS STILL OPERATING ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: March 2nd, 2011 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

CSU faculty, students to rail against standoff

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’But the faculty union says the offer includes contingencies that limit the average raise to about 15 percent over four years. “It’s predicated on the fact that only some of the faculty will get a merit increase,” said James David Ballard, who heads the union chapter at CSUN. “Another 3 percent of that is based on the governor giving additional funds to the CSU. If the governor doesn’t give those funds, then we don’t get it.” Members of the CFA say if negotiations are not reached by March, a walk-out and strike are inevitable. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An estimated 1,500 Cal State instructors, students and staff members are expected to rally today at the board of trustees meeting in Long Beach to protest stalled contract negotiations. Talks between the California Faculty Association and California State University trustees have reached an impasse, and a mediator has been brought in to try to negotiate a settlement in the 19-month-old dispute. Among those covered by the contract are nearly 1,800 full- and part-time faculty, as well as coaches, librarians and staff from California State University, Northridge. About 95 instructors and 200 students and staff members from CSUN are expected at the rally. CSU officials have offered a four-year contract that includes a 25 percent salary increase, which they say is fair and generous. last_img read more

Raglan Road’s Great Irish Hooley Returns This Labor Day Weekend

first_imgShare This!Looking for something fun to do at Walt Disney World this upcoming Labor Day Weekend? Consider visiting Raglan Road for their Great Irish Hooley! The Hooley is a unique Irish festival that is packed with some of the best Irish music you’ll hear, as well as other entertainment opportunities.Guests who attend The Great Irish Hooley will be able to also enjoy contemporary Irish cuisine, Irish craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails. The Great Irish Hooley promises a fantastic music festival for all who drop by or reserve a table. This year’s Hooley entertainment include:Elevation: Appearing at Raglan Road for the first time in four years, Elevation is a U2 tribute act who will play two special nighttime shows on September 2 and 3. The band will be paying homage to the U2 world tour celebrating 30 years of the ground-breaking Joshua Tree album.Lisa Canny Band: Combining traditional Irish, R&B and Hip Hop, the Lisa Canney Band will appear at Raglan Road for three weeks beginning August 30 and will perform nightly during the Hooley.Gary O’Meara Band: A traditional Irish banjo player with a prolific career as a solo artist and as a member of multiple legendary Irish music acts.The Raglan Roots Coalition: This authentic Irish house band will be performing Roots style. Think soul-rocking Celtic bluegrass with some funky roots beats.Jake Richardson: A singer-songwriter-musician from Dublin whose passion for music inspires audiences as he entertains with unique vocals and catchy songs.Over the Bar: A vibrant four-piece, predominantly Irish traditional group that includes folk, blues and soul.Rollickin’ Rua: This fresh traditional Irish music ensemble from Ireland and Scotland create a cacophonous crescendo of music and song with their clash of Celtic cultures.Aaron O’Sullivan: A singer-songwriter and guitarist from County Cork who mixes traditional Irish ballads and modern Irish songs.In addition, The Great Irish Hooley will include The Raglan Road Irish Dancers. And champion Irish dancer Ciaran Keating, Raglan Road’s show choreographer, will host an entertaining event that traces the origins of Irish dance from earliest jigs and reels through contemporary times.The event will also include Celtic face painting.The Great Irish Hooley kicks off beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, and continues each day and night through late Monday evening.To book a table for the event, click here. Reservations are strongly encouraged.last_img read more