Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jul 2020 12:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link964Shares Michael Owen Premier League predictions Watford vs Norwich: Watford winArsenal vs Leicester: Arsenal winMan City vs Newcastle: Man City winSheff Utd vs Wolves: Wolves winWest Ham vs Burnley: DrawBrighton vs Liverpool: Liverpool winBournemouth vs Spurs: Spurs win Everton vs Southampton: DrawAston Villa vs Man Utd: Man Utd win ‘Two more wins, against Burnley and Chelsea, would match the record of Sunderland who managed to win every one of their home games just 128 years ago!‘Liverpool continue to look fully motivated in their efforts to break one or two other records in addition to winning the Premier League and the really concerning stat for Brighton fans is that their team have played Liverpool five times in the Premier League and have lost all five, scoring just two goals and conceding thirteen. ‘I fancy another difficult day for Brighton and ultimately a 2-1 loss for the Seagulls.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Will United secure another win? (Picture: AFP via Getty)‘Next up is the visit of Manchester United who are in scintillating form at present as they extended their unbeaten run to 16 games with a 5-2 stroll against Bournemouth at the weekend.‘United have won eleven of the last 13 Premier League meetings between these two sides and I can’t see beyond another stroll in the park for the Red Devils.’He also expects Chelsea to pick up three points against Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace, which would see them move third if the results go as he predicts.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Chelsea have won 15 of the 21 matches between these two sides in the Premier League and you have to go back to 2017 for the last time the Eagles managed a win. I see this being another win for Chelsea, adding further pressure to those teams in and around the Champions League qualification places,’ he added.League leaders Liverpool are targeting Manchester City’s record points total and Owen also expects them to pick up another win.‘Liverpool eventually recorded their 17th consecutive home win of the season and their 24th in total with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa,’ said Owen. Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal clashes Comment Owen made his predictions (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen is expecting Manchester United to move level on points with third-place Leicester by the end of play on Thursday. The former Liverpool, United and England striker thinks his former club will beat Aston Villa on Thursday, while Leicester will slip up against Arsenal. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are just three points behind Leicester and two off fourth-place Chelsea – who he expects to beat Crystal Palace this weekend.He said of Arsenal’s clash with Leicester on Tuesday night in his Bet Victor column: ‘One worrying stat for all Foxes fans is that they haven’t been able to record a win away at Arsenal in 26 attempts in all competitions, and that was before I was born (2-0 on September 8th 1973)! AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I see that unenviable run continuing with a 2-1 home win to the Gunners.’As for United’s trip to Villa Park, he added: ‘Aston Villa actually played well at Anfield on Sunday early evening but came away with nothing for their efforts. ‘They are now without a win in ten games and things don’t get any easier as far as their fixtures are concerned. Advertisement
The central atrium at 93 Muir St, Cannon HillMrs Wilbrink said her family had enjoyed the location as much as the home.“Everything we’ve ever needed is so close by,” she said.“It’s a very well connected suburb to live in.” The open-roof atrium at 93 Muir St, Cannon HillMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoThe contemporary, Asian-inspired home has been designed around an open-roof atrium which Mrs Wilbrink said had been the most enjoyable aspect of the home. “It lets in so much light, and there’s always a beautiful flow of air,” she said. Inside 93 Muir St, Cannon HillOn the ground floor there is two bedrooms, media room, bathroom, laundry, deck and two-car garage. Mrs Wilbrink said it was the view that buyers would fall in love with. The main bedroom of 93 Muir St, Cannon Hill“We love to sit out on the deck and watch the sunset each night,” she said.“We look out to the city and watch the sun set right behind it.“The deck has the most incredible view of the skyline.” The views from 93 Muir St, Cannon Hill“At night, you can look up and see the moon straight above you. “It can be very exciting when it rains or storms.”On the top level, there is a master suite with walk-in-robe and ensuite, additional bedroom, separate toilet, kitchen, living, dining and large outdoor deck area. The home at 93 Muir St, Cannon HillOwners Helen and Helmut Wilbrink bought the two-level home at 93 Muir St, Cannon Hill, at auction in 2013 after viewing the property for the first time that day.“We thought it was an open home, so we went and checked it out,” she said. “Twenty minutes later, we were walking away with the contract.”Mrs Wilbrink said the purchase was an “impulse buy” they’d “never regret.” 93 Muir St, Cannon HillWith uninterrupted views of the city, Glasshouse Mountains and Bay Islands, ‘Atrium House’ is a one-of-a-kind home.
Press Association After lighting a fire under the 100th Tour de France on Saturday, Chris Froome proved himself equally adept at putting them out as Ireland’s Dan Martin won his first Tour stage on a thrilling day on stage nine in the Pyrenees. As that squabble went on, Martin moved clear along with Jakob Fuglsang to take the long descent to Bagneres-de-Bigorre alone, with the Garmin-Sharp man winning in a short sprint to the line. Froome finished 14th, 20 seconds back, as part of a group containing rivals Alejandro Valverde, Alberto Contador, Joaquim Rodriguez and Cadel Evans. Froome’s chief lieutenant Richie Porte had been dropped as part of Sky’s troubles, eventually finishing more than 10 minutes down as Valverde moved into second place in the general classification, one minute and 25 seconds behind Froome. Belkin’s Bauke Mollema has moved up into third place overall, one minute 44 seconds back while Contador is lurking in sixth, a further seven seconds off the pace. If Froome had dazzled with the brilliant way in which he seized control of the Tour on the climb to Ax 3 Domaines on Saturday, Sunday’s ride was equally impressive as he fought a lone battle amid a pack of predators. On Saturday, Porte and Peter Kennaugh played the key roles in delivering Froome to the front but they both went missing on the first of the five categorised climbs. Kennaugh went in spectacular fashion, tumbling down an embankment after falling close to the side of the road and then emerging with extensive cuts on his arms. Porte disappeared in less dramatic but equally alarming fashion, dropped on the first climb and, despite a big push on the category one Col de Peyresourde midway through the stage, he faded badly over the final two climbs of the day. Froome was left to fight a defensive battle alone after the famed Sky train came off the rails on the first of the day’s five categorised climbs. He got out of the saddle at least half a dozen times to cover attacks off the front, playing a fascinating game of cat and mouse as Movistar’s Nairo Quintana kicked out four times in the space of two kilometres on the final climb, the category one Hourquette d’Ancizan, before quickly being hauled back in each time.
Nottingham: The Indian cricketers on Saturday wore black arm bands on the first day of the third Test against England here as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and ex captain Ajit Wadekar, who passed away earlier this week.Just before the start of the day’s play, the Indian players, led by Virat Kohli, were seen wearing black arm bands in memory of the departed former prime minister and ex skipper.Also Read | Third Test in Nottingham, India struggle after good start from openers “The Indian Cricket Team is wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to former India captain Shri Ajit Wadekar and former India Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away recently,” the BCCI tweeted.Wadekar, who passed away on August 15, led India to their first away series victory in West Indies and England in 1971, died in Mumbai on August 15 after a prolonged illness. He was 77.Former PM Vajpayee passed away on August 16. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Delasport elevates online casino offering with Betsoft deal June 3, 2020 Unique gaming solution to drive “significant global expansion” for Finunion May 16, 2019 Share UKGC forces Paddy Power & Betfred to terminate new retail games April 3, 2019 The white label platform for Inbet Games has been bolstered by another integration – this time in the form of live stream casino games from Vivo Gaming.Inbet’s online casino partners have therefore gained access to a full range of real land-based casino games from a leading interactive provider, including European Roulette, Live Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, Sic Bo, Blackjack, Dragon Tiger, Poker and more.The addition of content from Vivo, combined with the Spinomenal integration from earlier this month, sees the white label platform pass the 600 mark for slots, casino, betting and lottery games.The roulette table games from Vivo enable simultaneous play for any number of players, but with a variety of table limits to fit the requirements of each client’s operation.Blackjack is the only game featuring full interaction between the players and the dealer, as well as between the players themselves.Inbet has praised the contribution of Vivo’s dealers, all of whom are “trained to engage players in a fun, enjoyable, and personal fashion, facilitating the thrill of playing in a real casino from the comfort of your personal surrounding”.Through many years of running Blackjack tables 24/7, Vivo Gaming has mastered the time needed for each stage of play, so that players have the precise amount of time to make their decisions without causing too much of a wait or interrupting the flow of the game.Pavel Korolev, Business Development Director for Inbet Games, commented: “We are very pleased with the deal we have made with Vivo Gaming as it will augment the capacity of our White Label platform to bring on a world class live betting experience.”Inbet Games has made the shortlist in four categories for this year’s SBC Awards – Best Retail Betting Product, White Label Supplier of the Year, Best Virtual Sports Product and Best Multi-Channel Supplier.
Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros For now, the Angels are still hoping he can avoid surgery entirely.Ohtani played catch for a second day in a row on Friday. If all goes well, based on a normal throwing progression and the time Ohtani has missed, he could pitch for the Angels by the beginning of September.“That’s one of my goals for this season, to get back on the mound,” Ohtani said through his interpreter after Friday’s game. “I just have to keep striving and taking the right steps to be able to accomplish it.”Manager Mike Scioscia had said before the game: “We do anticipate him pitching for us this year, if everything in his rehab goes as planned.”That rehab is still somewhat fluid. As long as Ohtani is just playing catch, it won’t interfere with his routine as an active hitter in the lineup. Once he has progressed to pitching off a mound or facing hitters in simulated games, he will be limited in the days he’s available to hit, just as he was before he got hurt.One complication is that Ohtani won’t be able to leave the team for a minor league rehab assignment, since he’ll remain on the active roster as a hitter. The Angels can set up simulated games at Angel Stadium or wherever the team is playing on the road.“We’re excited about him hopefully starting that journey to getting back to pitching,” Scioscia said. “We’re encouraged with this step, but obviously there are some hurdles he’s going to have to get over before throwing in a game, but hopefully we’ll continue to get good news as he goes through his progression.”ALSOAlbert Pujols (knee) is still scheduled to come off the disabled list when he’s eligible on Monday, Scioscia said. …Related Articles Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak René Rivera (knee) has hit a snag in his rehab from surgery. He is eligible to come off the disabled list now, but he’s not ready. “Right now he’s making progress, but it’s certainly not at the pace you would have hoped to see,” Scioscia said. “It doesn’t mean he’s not going to be able to come back.”…Jim Johnson (back) pitched a scoreless inning for Triple-A Salt Lake City in a rehab outing on Friday. It was his third rehab game, and second in two nights. He will be re-evaluated and could return to the Angels soon…Nick Tropeano (shoulder) will be activated to return to the rotation on Saturday afternoon. Tropeano said he expects to be limited to around 90 pitches initially. “The way Nick was throwing the ball, it’s going to be a big boost for us to get in there and pitch the way he was before he was shut down,” Scioscia said.UP NEXTAngels (Nick Tropeano, 3-4, 4.83) vs. Astros (Justin Verlander, 9-5, 2.29), 4 p.m., Fox, KLAA (830 AM) Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Eppler also reiterated that so far no doctor has even presented surgery as one of the options for Ohtani, who was diagnosed last month with a grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament. An MRI exam after six weeks of treatment revealed he’d healed enough to resume throwing. ANAHEIM — The news of the beginning of Shohei Ohtani’s throwing program was met with excitement around the Angels and, perhaps understandably, some skepticism from outside the organization.Since so many other pitchers have ended up having Tommy John surgery eventually after attempting to come back via stem-cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections, some believe the team should simply have Ohtani have surgery now.General manager Billy Eppler responded to that notion on Friday, saying that their doctors at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic have assured them this is the best decision at this time.“I can tell you the consensus among that group is to never push a player into surgery,” Eppler said. “I have to take the advice of people who spent a lot of time and money getting those degrees.” Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Certainly, it’s possible that this throwing progression will lead to surgery, but the Angels won’t know that until it happens. Whether he has surgery now or in October, he’d still be out until the 2020 season. It would be worse for him to spend all winter resting his arm, then test it in spring training and need surgery then. He’d miss most of two seasons. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) Thursday, May 8, joined the International Committee of the Red Crescent and Red Cross (ICRC) in observance of activities marking the celebration of the 153rd anniversary of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Monrovia. Thursday’s activities included a parade through the principal streets, which was followed by an indoor program held in the Slipway Community as well as sporting events that brought together several interesting local teams. In the historical highlights, the secretary-general of the LNRCS, Fayiah Tamba, reminded the audience that the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement celebrates the month of May each year as a moment for reflection of its humanitarian works that highlight the critical humanitarian issues, which affect the different categories of “vulnerable people.” According to Mr. Tamba, most of the vulnerable people are women, children and the developmentally or physically challenged people as well as use the occasion to voice out imperative to address the needs of vulnerable peoples both within and outside the country’s boundary. This month’s celebration, accordingly, is of significant importance, “because it marks the occasion of the 153rd anniversary since the Movement was founded in 1861; a dream of one man, the Swiss humanitarian, visionary and philanthropist, Jean Henri Dunant.” The activities coincided with the celebration of the 150 years of the first Geneva Conventions that grew out of a diplomatic conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. For his part, ICRC head of delegation, Jean-Jerome Casablanca, underscored the importance of the day for the RCRC Movement, “because, around the world, literally millions of RCRC Movement staff and volunteers celebrate the birth of an ambitious (determined) idea.” In 1863, what are today’s Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the ICRC, the Federation, and National societies, was born.151 years later, the RC and RC Movement has remained the largest humanitarian network around the world, providing relief to millions of vulnerable people and victims of unforeseen circumstances (natural disasters). Yesterday’s event coincided also with the 95th anniversary of the creation of the LNRCS, which was established in 1919. Meanwhile, Mr. Casablanca has said that despite the landmarks made so far by the LNRCS, there remain many challenges. With that, he said, LNRCS needs the support of all, to accomplish its mission and fulfill its mandate. According to him, this year is important as well, as it marks the 150th anniversary of the first Geneva Convention—the first international humanitarian law treaty that aimed at mitigating the effects of armed conflicts on the civilian population, and on those who don’t or no longer participate in the conflict, particularly the wounded and the prisoners.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Throughout history, art has been a unique medium for expressing oneself. An individual may choose to translate his or her inner thoughts by means of a magnificent painting, sculpture, or some other amazing work of art.In this modern age, it would seem that less emphasis is being placed on self-expressing art, primarily amongst young people. There are a few, however, who, despite the many challenges, have defied the odds and charged on with their brush or rasp in hand.Alex Anthony Blair is no exception. This youngster, who is just 18-years-old, hails from the quiet community of Vergenoegen on the East Bank of Essequibo. Alex, who is better known to many as “Flexx,” has grown quite popular over the years for his marvellous paintings, and just recently works in tie-dye.To most who may know this intriguing young man, he may appear to be somewhat shy. Nevertheless, his paintings are quite reflective of the person he is on the inside; giving us a glimpse of his beliefs. In one of his paintings entitled, “the dream world,” a single tree that appears in contrasting environments is illustrated. In the first environment, the tree appears to be withered under darkness and negative energy. In contrast, the second environment illustrates the tree flourishing under light and positive energy.During an interview with Guyana Times, Alex described a piece by saying, “It’s an abstract painting done from my imagination of the two main aspects of life/art ‘darkness and light.’ It was my idea of, I guess you could say, heaven and hell. Showing that there is a thin line between righteousness and unrighteousness and the two can easily mix. If you look closely at the painting, you will see that the root from in the dark is crossing over to the light”.As Alex reflected on his early days in art, he explained that he developed a liking for drawings and paintings from a tender age. “I was a child who always had pencils and crayons in my hands. I can remember trying to draw everything I see around me. I always drew for the fun of it.”Like any caring parent, Alex said that his mother and father always complimented his drawings, even though at times they never looked like the object he intended to draw. Their encouraging words, he said, motivated him to develop a compelling love for art.For a majority of us, as we grow older, our love for painting and drawing may dwindle. Alex, on the other hand, explained that as he grew older, his love for art deepened. “I then went on to further my secondary education at Leonora Secondary School. There, I realised artistry was more than just drawings. I then decided to challenge myself and did my first painting. I was only 15 when I painted an oasis. The responses I’ve got from both my teachers and classmates were overwhelming. I was even surprised at my work. The feeling was surreal,” he explained.Alex said that during his journey through high school, he was privileged to have met two amazing friends, Shanice Wilson and Seon Babb; two intelligent minds like himself, who both shared the love for art.In 2018, Alex graduated as the best visual art student and was even named the best performer for visual arts in his region. “I was overjoyed, but yet I remained humble for my hard work had finally paid off.” The eighteen-year-old continues to excel in his art, and recently mastered tie-dying, which he always saw as a challenge. “Well, I wasn’t actually into tie-dye that long. I always saw it as a challenge that I needed to surpass.”Today, Alex looks forward to doing much more with his talent in the art form, now that he is a part of a support team; the Queens of Queens (QOQ) and Kings of Kings (KOK) family.“My successful journey this far could not have been possible without my support team.” He said. While some may turn to other means of self-expression, Alex noted that he will continue to express himself through even more creative art pieces in the future. (Kizzy Coleman) Alex Blair
He had four suggestions on what can be done to “earn” the necessary support, including having the industry make an effort to integrate environmental conservation earlier in the process, and not as an apparent afterthought. “The greatest public objection to petroleum development of all kinds centres around their environmental impacts,” he says, and points to the province’s youth as being the most hostile. “In their thinking they integrate, rather than separate, resource development and environmental conservation every step along the way.”To ensure what he calls “full cost accounting” for energy projects, he proposes determining what the environmental impacts are for each stage of a project when designing it, adopting the best practices to mitigate those impacts, and be prepared to have the cost of those mitigation measures integrated into the ultimate price. – Advertisement -Manning advised government officials to identify the population that is undecided on resource development, or the “mushy middle”, and work to convince them of its urgency. “That there’s not an unlimited amount of time, and an unlimited opportunity for them to make up their mind if the benefits of the proposed project to be realized,” he told the audience. “There’s a fairly narrow window for proceeding with these various energy projects proposed for British Columbia and western Canada. The Americans are moving closer to energy self-sufficiency, and becoming less dependent, rather than more dependent, on imports from Canada.” Advertisement Another of his points was to not “over promise” resource development benefits, as that’s an easy way to lose the public’s trust. “It’s important that energy projects be given the time to get into a profitable, sustainable position capable of attracting more investment to the sector before leaping all over them with excessive taxes or royalty regimes in order to meet overblown promises of what they will contribute to provincial revenues, to provincial tax reduction, or provincial debt reduction.” Lastly, he urged communities to find a unique individual that is qualified to work with both the public and industry, that can act as a mediator between the two sides. The Energy Conference continues Wednesday and Thursday with further discussions.Advertisement
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bank of America Corp. said Wednesday that it will eliminate 3,000 jobs, an announcement that came less than a week after the nation’s second-largest bank reported a huge drop in earnings for the third quarter. The cuts will affect less than 2 percent of the company’s staff. Most of them will be from Bank of America’s investment banking unit, the company said. The Charlotte-based bank also said Wednesday that it is launching a strategic review of its investment banking business. Gene Taylor, head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking, will retire at the end of this year and be replaced by Brian Moynihan, who ran the company’s Global Wealth and Investment Management business. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“While some of these changes are a direct result of our underperformance, others have been contemplated for a number of months as we looked at how we could operate more effectively,” Bank of America Chief Executive Kenneth D. Lewis said in a statement. “We must have a platform that operates profitably for both our company and our clients.” Bank of America said last Thursday that its profit fell 32 percent in the third quarter as trading losses and write-downs on a wide variety of loans offset solid revenue growth in most businesses. Net income declined to $3.7billion, or 82cents per share, from $5.42 billion, or $1.18 per share, a year ago, and revenue fell 12percent, to $16.3billion. The dismal performance was a major setback for Lewis and his goal to build a major investment banking presence on Wall Street. “I’ve had all of the fun I can stand in investment banking at the moment,” Lewis said last week after the third-quarter results were announced. “So to get bigger in it is not something I really want to do.” The job cuts, which the company said come “in light of market conditions and strategic imperatives,” are throughout the bank, but the majority are investment banking-related in areas such as business lending, treasury services, and capital markets and advisory services, as well as support staff. Investment banking is largely based in New York but has a Charlotte presence. Last week, Chris Hentemann, head of Bank of America’s global structured products unit, left the company. Hentemann had been in charge of products such as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities and related trading. Such investments – especially subprime mortgages made to borrowers with weak credit – plummeted in value this summer as rising defaults and foreclosures discouraged investors and led global credit markets to seize up. The layoffs at Bank of America are among the largest at the bank under Lewis, who took the helm in 2001. The bank cut 12,500 positions after it acquired FleetBoston Financial in 2004, and an additional 4,500 in a follow-on restructuring. Upon his purchase of credit card issuer MBNA Corp. last year, Lewis cut about 6,000 jobs. The bank plans to eliminate 4,000 jobs in this year’s purchase of LaSalle Bank Corp. Bank of America announced Wednesday’s cuts after stock markets closed. The bank’s shares fell 26cents in extended trading after falling 30cents to end the regular session at $47.48. Most major banks reported a tough third quarter. Charlotte-based Wachovia Corp., which saw its third-quarter profit fall 10percent due to unrest in the nation’s credit markets, said Friday that it planned to eliminate about 200 jobs within its investment bank by year end. Shares of Wachovia hit a new 52-week low Wednesday after a Banc of America Securities analyst downgraded the stock, citing challenges for the investment bank and the potential for above-average credit burden going forward. Wachovia shares traded as low as $44.22, before closing at $45.40, a 57-cent loss, with heavier-than-usual trading. At Citigroup Inc., the nation’s largest bank, third-quarter profit fell 57percent, to $2.38billion. New York-based Citigroup announced before reporting its earnings that it was combining its investment banking and alternative investments units into one business. Several executives left the bank. The newly combined unit will be led by former Morgan Stanley executive Vikram Pandit, who has been running Citigroup’s alternative investments unit.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!