Liverpool crowned Premier League champions after 30-year wait

first_imgBut they were made to wait as the world came to terms with the impact of Covid-19. Despite calls in some quarters to “null and void” the Premier League season, Klopp and his side were able to retain their focus throughout a period of lockdown, eventually returning to action last Sunday with a low-key goalless draw at Everton.That led some to question, absurdly, whether they might be starting to wobble in sight of the finishing line, but they responded in fine style on Wednesday, thrashing Palace in what may well be their most convincing home performance of the entire season. Then, 24 hours later, came the moment of confirmation. Klopp, Goal understands, was watching at home as City failed to defeat fourth-placed Chelsea. Liverpool have ended their long wait to be crowned Premier League champions after Manchester City’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea left them with an unassailable lead. The Reds’ first league title since 1990 was confirmed on Thursday, after Pep Guardiola’s side failed to win at Stamford Bridge. Christian Pulisic’s goal had given Chelsea to lead before a wonderful Kevin De Bruyne sparked hopes of a comeback, but Fernandinho’s late red card led to a coolly converted penalty to win the game – and gift Liverpool league glory.With seven games remaining, it is the earliest any side has ever won the Premier League title, with Jurgen Klopp’s men surpassing the achievements of Manchester United in 2000-01 and Manchester City’s ‘centurions’ of 2017-18. Both of those teams clinched the league with five games left.Liverpool had moved to the brink of the title with a 4-0 battering of Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday, and their lead of 23 points at the top of the table is the largest held by a champion in English top-flight history. Klopp’s side will now look to write even more history. They need 15 points from their last seven matches to set a new record points total for a top-flight campaign, and can also become the first team to win every single home game in a single season. They will be given a guard of honour in their next fixture, which coincidentally comes against City at the Etihad Stadium next Thursday. Guardiola’s side, champions in each of the last two seasons, have been unable to match Liverpool’s remarkable, relentless form.The tone was set from the very start, Klopp’s side winning each of their opening eight league games to open up a significant gap on the chasing pack.That run ended with a draw at Manchester United in October, but they responded to that setback in incredible fashion, winning their next 18 league games – including a 3-1 victory over City in November and a comprehensive 4-0 thrashing of second-placed Leicester on Boxing Day.When they won 2-0 at West Ham on January 29, Liverpool had achieved another piece of history. For the first time ever, they had beaten each and every team in a top-flight league season. Their superiority was unarguable.At that point, the hope was that they could match Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003-04 and go through the entire league campaign unbeaten, but a shock 3-0 loss to Watford in late February put paid to that. Then came the ultimate spanner in the works, with the Premier League’s suspension in mid-March due to the coronavirus crisis. Liverpool were 25 points clear at the pause, needing just six more in order to be crowned champions.last_img read more

Lacey Museum Hosts “A Midsummer’s Ice Cream” Event

first_imgSubmitted by The City of LaceyAs part of the first annual Lacey Days celebration, officials at Lacey’s history museum are offering free ice cream to the first 100 visitors on Friday, July 10th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.“Lacey Days is all about reconnecting with friends and neighbors and a big part of that is learning about who we are and where we come from,” said Museum Curator Erin Quinn Valcho. “A visit to the Lacey Museum is a wonderful, free way to discover Lacey’s surprising past and learn something about the community we call home.”The city’s Historical Commission is organizing the educational evening – called “A Midsummer’s Ice Cream” – which will provide free ice cream with toppings donated by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Event highlights include oral presentations about the city’s rich and diverse history by volunteers in period costumes, Michaels is sponsoring free craft and coloring activities for kids, the Lacey Fire Department is bringing its antique 1945 Seagraves fire engine, and a barber shop quartet will be performing to entertain visitors.The museum is located within the Lacey Historical Neighborhood at 829 Lacey Street SE, and is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment by calling (360) 438-0209. Lacey Days is a two-week event from June 27th through July 12th that features community events and activities. For more information, please visit www.laceydays.org. Facebook309Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Gilas gold? Perlas looking at SEA Games crown too

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Photo by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERIt won’t be just Gilas Pilipinas shooting for a basketball gold in Kuala Lumpur.Perlas Pilipinas, the less-heralded women’s squad, will also go all out for a Southeast Asian Games crown when the biennial meet kicks off next week.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her The crucial game against the Thais will be at 8:30 p.m. Then the Philippines takes on host Malaysia at 11 a.m. the following day.“Imagine we need to go back to the hotel, it would take time. How much sleep can we get?” said Aquino.Still, team captain Raiza Rose Dy said the team is in high spirits.“Our experience in the Fiba Asia Women’s Cup was a big help, because of world class competition; we got to play against WNBA players,” said Dy. “That is something not experienced by other SEA Games countries.”The Philippines wound up fourth two years ago in the Singapore edition which was dominated by Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas PH water polo gunning for podium celebration Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ But head coach Pat Aquino admitted that the schedule—not just their opponents—presents a big stumbling block.“I don’t know about the schedule but it works against us,” said Aquino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Competition starts Aug. 20. He said Perlas, which played in the tough Fiba Asia Women’s Cup, will play Singapore, Indonesia and Myanmar in that order.“Then we will take on (title favorite) Thailand the following day. Thailand will be coming from a break going into that game,” Aquino told the Inquirer. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Inquirer 7: Best moments in Philippine basketball in 2017

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In Season, 93 the Red Lions proved once more that they really are the true kings of the NCAA..Facing off against an immaculate Lyceum that hadn’t lost in four months, the Red Lions showed the 18-0 Pirates why the Finals will always belong to them.The 16-2 Red Lions, whose only losses in the eliminations were against the Pirates, won two straight in the Finals and showed their might especially in the second game.After three tight quarters and going into the fourth down 66-65, San Beda outscored Lyceum 27-16 to complete the sweep 92-82 and claim its league-leading 21st championship.5. Pirates find perfection in NCAALyceum has had the misfortune of being labeled as afterthoughts in the NCAA when it entered the league in 2011.From Season 87, the Pirates won just 35 games and lost 73 with their best year coming in Season 89 when they went 8-10.Head coach Topex Robinson, who was on his third year with Lyceum in Season 93, finally saw his vision come to fruition when the Pirates won all 18 of their elimination round games.And although Lyceum ultimately lost in the Finals against San Beda, the 18-0 card was the first time in NCAA history that the feat was recorded. Barangay Ginebra’s Governors’ Cup triumph in 2016 ended its dirge and the title cemented the Gin Kings’ reputation as once again being an elite club in the PBA.And the second championship was even more memorable for the Gin Kings when they won 101-96 in Game 7 against Meralco in front of a record 54,086 fans.3. Blue Eagles go soaringPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo and La Salle has always been fierce rivals, and things reached dramatic levels in the championship round of the 80th season of the UAAP.In the last game of the three-game series, the Blue Eagles held an 82-80 lead, a no safe barrier, with exactly 48.9 seconds left.Isaac Go proved to be the hero Ateneo needed as the unassuming center knocked down the biggest shot of his career.He received a pass from Thirdy Ravena and shot the triple that, Go said, St. Francis Xavier blessed for Ateneo’s 85-80 lead with 24.7 seconds left.Ateneo went on to seal the title with a 88-86 win after Andrei Caracut beat the buzzer with a three-pointer, and Go’s shot would forever be immortalized in college basketball lore.4. Red Lions roar again Ready? Stars in flux as tennis season starts OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 6. Seaba and SEA Games triumphFILE – Gilas’ Kiefer Ravena drives against Singapore during their game in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippines has always been the ruling party in Southeast Asian basketball, and it was once more proven in 2017.First was in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association Championship, or the Seaba Championships, in May wherein the Philippines just flat out dominated.Overkill is the perfect word to describe what Gilas did to the completion in the Seaba Championships after winning all six games by an average of 58.33 points, with the largest margin of victory coming in the 147-40 annihilation of Myanmar.Up next was the Southeast Asian Games in August when the Philippines scored its record 17th gold medal.Put into context, only the Philippines and Malaysia won gold in the SEA Games and the Malaysians have only two golds in their name.7. Philippines wins World Cup hosting(FROM L-R) SBP Executives: Vice chair Robbie Puno, president Al Panlilio, Manny V. Pangilinan, Foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Gilas head coach Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may still be six years from now, but the Philippines is already gearing up for its biggest basketball spectacle.Fiba, the world governing body of basketball, announced in 2017 that the Philippines together with Japan and Indonesia would be hosting the 2023 Fiba World Cup.Gilas head coach Chot Reyes likened the event to the Papal visit of Pope Francis back in 2015 and Manny V. Pangilinan, the chairman emeritus of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, said the three-nation hosting arrangement will further “spread the basketball fever.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals As 2017 comes to a close, Inquirer takes a look back at the best sporting moments in the Philippines and to start the reminiscing, let’s talk about the one sport Filipinos absolutely adore.It was an eventful year for Philippine basketball. Battles were won on and off the court, from the collegiate ranks to the international hoops scene.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo joined an exclusive club with legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patriomonio with four MVP trophies to their name but it was only the 6-foot-10 giant who did the feat in straight years.2. Ginebra wins back-to-back Governors’ Cup crowns OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 1. San Miguel gets the Philippine Cup three-peat and the season doubleFajardo lifts PBA Philippine Cup trophy as Beermen celebrate another crown. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor three years, San Miguel has been on the Grand Slam conversation and the 2016-2017 season was the closest the Beermen got to accomplishing the feat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe winningest club in PBA history added a glorious double in its stacked trophy cabinet when it won the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups, making the Beermen the owners of 24 total championships.San Miguel’s dominance in the PBA coincided with the equally impressive individual haul of the league’s most commanding presence in June Mar Fajardo who won his fourth straight MVP plum. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson What’s the best chaser to snapping an eight-year title drought? Retaining the championship the very next season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

League rebound record reset twice in one night in Datu Cup

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Southwoods lead thins amid charging Pradera Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Mabulac grabbed 21 rebounds to break the 20 set by Abrigo while playing for Quezon City.It was the third straight win by the Heroes, although none of their previous victories were bigger than the one they hammered out against the Stars. Laguna (5-3) thus moves up to third spot in the Southern Division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut Mabulac’s record lasted only two hours as ex-pro Mark Yee hauled down 24 boards to go with 16 points to lead the Davao-Cocolife Tigers past Pasay, 68-61.His heroics handed the Tigers their third straight win and moved up to second place in the Southern Division with a 6-3 card. The MPBL’s rebounding record was reset twice in one night as Laguna became the latest team to bring down a favored giant and Davao Occidental pushed ahead with its winning run Wednesday in the Datu Cup.Michael Mabulac was the first to eclipse the seven-month record held by Gian Abrigo for most rebounds by an individual after anchoring Krah-Laguna’s 74-68 triumph over powerhouse Manila-Robust.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Farmer discovers skeletal remains at Bee Hive, ECD backlands

first_imgA farmer reportedly stumbled upon what he suspected to be the skeletal remains of a human at Bee Hive, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Sunday.Reports are that a skull and several other bones were discovered about eight miles into the Bee Hive backlands. As soon as he made the discovery, the farmer alerted law enforcement officials who went to the scene and retrieved the remains.C (East Coast Demerara) Division Commander Marlon Chapman has indicated that investigators would be sending the bones to a pathologist to be examined, to ascertain how long they were there. He related that he was positive that the remains were human as a skull with the structure identical to that of a human was found among the bones. According to Chapman, from all indications, the bones appear to have been there for quite some time.last_img read more

Jimmy Stafford is new President of Letterkenny Chamber

first_imgJimmy Stafford has been installed as the new President of Letterkenny Chamber.The popular Bank of Ireland man succeeds the outgoing President Leonard Watson.Mr Stafford, who was the current vice-president, was the popular choice at the body’s AGM last night. From Cobh in Co Cork, Mr Stafford has lived in Co Donegal for a number of years and has been at the heart of local business.Jimmy Stafford is new President of Letterkenny Chamber was last modified: December 12th, 2019 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

WILL YOU DECIDE TO BE THE DONEGAL ROSE OVER CHRISTMAS DINNER?

first_imgDonegal Rose Andrea Keeney & Daithi O’SeTHE hot topic for families during Christmas Dinner or will be the news that whoever is selected to be the next Donegal Rose will be guaranteed a place at the 2016 Rose of Tralee International Festival.Taking place from 17th to 23rd August, the 2016 Rose of Tralee International Festival will run for seven days featuring 70 Roses, more entertainment and an extra night’s TV coverage.For the past 11 years the Donegal Rose had to travel to the Midlands at the end of May to take part in a qualifying event to try and make it through to the televised stages of Ireland’s top festival.Only 32 Roses can be accommodated on live TV and, until now, it wasn’t feasible for the organisers to accommodate the full inclusion of the other 38 Roses at the Festival in Tralee. The Co-ordinator of the Donegal Rose of Tralee event, Elaine McInaw, said: “This is great news for anyone who considers entering the 2016 Donegal Rose selection. Whoever is picked as the 2016 Donegal Rose in Lough Eske Castle on Sunday 28th February will travel to Tralee in August. Such is the continued success of the Rose of Tralee on TV, RTÉ are introducing a third night of Rose of Tralee TV coverage from next year onwards. The Festival itself has also been extended from five to seven days and 68 Roses will travel to Tralee to enjoy the full festival.”All the Roses who travel to Tralee will take part in all the parades, Rose Ball, public engagements and a qualifying event over two nights in the Dome from which 32 Roses will be chosen to appear in the live selection broadcasts.There’s an incentive for more women to enter the Donegal Rose event this year in the knowledge that once she is selected, she will travel to Kerry in August to enjoy the full Festival.So, once the Christmas Dinner has been digested, make a New Year’s Resolution to enter the Donegal Rose Selection in 2016. Never before has it been easier to enter the Donegal Rose Selection and young Irish women aged between 18 and 27 are being encouraged to fill-out an online application form at www.RoseofTralee.ieThe 2016 Rose of Tralee will be crowned live on RTÉ 1 TV in the Dome on Tuesday 23rd August.WILL YOU DECIDE TO BE THE DONEGAL ROSE OVER CHRISTMAS DINNER? was last modified: December 15th, 2015 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) Tags:Death O SedonegalRose of Traleelast_img read more

Male mental health to the fore during International Men’s Day 2017

first_imgToday officially marks International Men’s Day, a day in which men’s issues are brought to the fore.To mark the day, Men’s Voices Ireland hosted their 2017 conference yesterday titled “Men’s Issues: Challenging Misandry”.In a column for TheJournal.ie, Men’s Voices Ireland chairman David Walsh cites the suicide epidemic as one of the leading issues facing Irish men. The National Office for Suicide Prevention’s Annual Report for 2016 has shown that last year there were 399 deaths by suicide, 318 of which were men.Although this was a decrease from the 451 deaths in 2015, and the 486 deaths in 2014 – the figures for Donegal show a slight increase.Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women, and in Donegal men were also more likely to self-harm.The highest suicide rate is among those aged 45-54. This trend is the case since 2010. In 2016, the self-harm rate remains 10% higher than the pre-recession rate in 2007. Another issue highlighted today is that of domestic violence against men.According to The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, 88,000 Irish men have experienced violence in the home.The National Crime Council finds that 6% of men suffer severe domestic abuse; but 26% of men suffer domestic abuse when severe abuse and minor incidents are combined.“Men have exactly the same rights as women to be safe in their own homes. All statutory services (such as the Gardaí, Courts, and social services) have a duty to provide services to all, whatever their gender. Men are protected by exactly the same laws as women – anyone who has assaulted another person, regardless of the gender of either, can be prosecuted,” Cosc says.Men, however, are less likely to report domestic violence to Gardaí, with only one in twenty taking it to the authorities. The issue of boys falling behind academically and the lack of advocacy groups for men’s issues were also highlighted by Walsh.If you have been affected by the discussion of suicide in this article please do not hesitate to reach out to the following:• Contact your local GP. If it’s late in the evening or night-time, contact NowDOC at 1850 400 911• Go to the Emergency Department, Letterkenny General Hospital• Contact emergency services by calling 999 or 112• Call the Samaritans, the FREE 24-hour listening service, to talk to someone now about what’s on your mind. Call 116 123.• Contact Pieta House on 1800 247 247.If you have been affected by the discussion of male domestic violence, you can reach out to Amen, a voluntary group which provides a confidential helpline, information and a support service for male victims of domestic abuse. You can contact them by calling (046) 9023718, it is open from 9am to 5pm Monday – Friday.Male mental health to the fore during International Men’s Day 2017 was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)Tags:international men’s daymen’s issuesmental healthlast_img read more