English Premier League StandingsStandingsPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (1) Leicester City 26 15 8 3 48 29 19 532 (2) Tottenham Hotspur 26 14 9 3 47 20 27 513 (3) Arsenal 26 15 6 5 41 23 18 514 (4) Manchester City 26 14 5 7 48 28 20 475 (5) Manchester United 26 11 8 7 33 24 9 416 (6) Southampton 26 11 7 8 34 24 10 407 (7) West Ham United 26 10 10 6 40 31 9 408 (11) Liverpool 26 10 8 8 38 36 2 389 (8) Watford 26 10 6 10 29 28 1 3610 (9) Stoke City 26 10 6 10 27 32 -5 3611 (10) Everton 26 8 11 7 46 35 11 3512 (12) Chelsea 26 8 9 9 38 36 2 3313 (13) Crystal Palace 26 9 5 12 27 32 -5 3214 (14) West Bromwich Albion 26 8 8 10 24 32 -8 3215 (15) Bournemouth 26 7 7 12 30 44 -14 2816 (16) Swansea City 26 6 9 11 24 34 -10 2717 (17) Norwich City 26 6 6 14 30 50 -20 2418 (18) Newcastle United 26 6 6 14 27 49 -22 2419 (19) Sunderland 26 6 5 15 32 50 -18 2320 (20) Aston Villa 26 3 7 16 20 46 -26 16
High Political drama unfolded early this morning in the vicinity of the old JAMINTEL Building on Duke Street in downtown Kingston, where Jamaica Labour Party supporters claim a motor vehicle full of Peoples National Party supporters “swung at them and crashed.” The four men were driving a brown Honda Odyssey van registered with a public passenger licence plate. One eyewitness, who refused to be named, said the motor vehicle passed up the road before and returned before swinging at a group of persons. “One of them, the man in the back get a serious injury. Them look bad and just look like them come on the road to show them bad. Him did a drive and smoke weed and look like him can’t drive,” she stated. “Officer, a want you put in your report that Portia bus crash,” one man clad in full green shouted to police which had gathered on the scene. The men have since been taken to the Kingston Public Hospital, where Sergeant Miller of the Motorised Patrol Unit said: “One of the injured men was admitted to the operating theatre, one suffered injury to his mouth and the most serious injury to his neck.” The driver wasn’t hurt and the injuries are not life threatening, but a female Inspector of Police for the Kingston Central Police division is imploring caution on the road. “I implore drivers to just adhere to the rules of the road,” she stressed.
Prince Charles has been busy lately, visiting flood victims and those affected by the 2011 London riots.The Prince of Wales steps from a boat after travelling to the flood-hit community of MuchelneyCredit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/The Prince offered his support to flood-hit residents on the Somerset Levels by pledging emergency funding through The Prince’s Countryside Fund. The Duke of Westminster will match the funding with an additional £50,000 – taking the total donation to £100,000.Earlier this week, the Prince met local residents, farmers and emergency services personnel who have been affected by the flooding.His Royal Highness, Patron of the Prince’s Countryside Fund, which will provide the donation, attended a reception in Stoke St Gregory. Dozens of schoolchildren, residents and campaigners greeted him as he arrived at the Williams Hall in the small Somerset village, near Taunton.The Prince’s Countryside Fund has allocated £25,000 of the emergency funding to the Farming Help Partnership, made up of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Farm Community Network and the Addington Fund. A further £25,000 has been given to the Somerset Community Foundation.Communities from local areas including Muchelney, Thorney and other isolated hamlets have been cut off by the waters, with major roads closed. The Somerset Levels suffered “once in 100 years” flooding in 2012, with conditions returning to the area in recent weeks. More than 128,000 acres are flooded, around 40 homes are under water and approximately 200 houses are cut off. In total, around 350 people are affected.The Prince’s Countryside Fund, founded by His Royal Highness, has supported Britain’s hard-pressed rural areas since being set up by Business in the Community in July 2010. Twice a year, the fund allocates grants to rural projects but it also reserves a portion of its income to be used in times of crisis. Somerset Community Foundation will use the funding to provide emergency relief grants to small businesses and those affected by the flooding.It is hoped the money will help pay for emergency repairs, compensation for loss of income, damage to shop stock and increased petrol costs.Also this week, The Prince of Wales visited Tottenham to learn how the area is recovering from the 2011 London riots following a major injection of funds and resources.The Prince of Wales sits down with young people to discuss their views of Tottenham at the 639 CentreCredit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/The Prince of Wales’s visit to Tottenham was his fourth to the area following the riots and a number of his charities and organisations are helping with the borough’s regeneration and providing support to young people.Projects include an enterprise programme, run by the Prince’s Trust, which provides training and mentoring for young people wanting to start their own business. The Prince also initiated an idea to place a ‘Business Connector’ in Tottenham to connect charities and community groups with business and public bodies, which has been implemented by Business in the Community.The Prince also visited the 639 Centre, a Grade II listed former council office, which needed £1.5 million worth of refurbishment after suffering riot damage. It is now an enterprise centre run by a charity providing a range of facilities for young people who want to start their own businesses and during the visit His Royal Highness met some of the young entrepreneurs including one of his Prince’s Trust alumni Gina Moffatt, 36, from Tottenham, a former drug offender who went to prison but is now a successful businesswoman running a cafe based at the centre and a separate florist.Ms Moffatt praised the help she had received from the Trust: “I didn’t have a dream, I thought I would spend the rest of my life on benefits street. But now I have a dream and a legacy.”Source:PrinceOfWales.gov.uk
Today, international charity and educational partner Free The Children, alongside Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft and The Allstate Foundation, announced the lineup of world-renowned leaders and A-list entertainers, including Edward Norton, Joe Jonas and Cody Simpson.The event is set to captivate 15,000 students and teachers from over 450 schools across Washington state at We Day Seattle on March 21 at KeyArena.Organized by Free The Children, We Day is taking the philanthropic world by storm and going global with events in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Over 180,000 youth this year alone will come together to take part in an unprecedented educational initiative which inspires students to become active local and global citizens.The official lineup of speakers and entertainers was revealed by Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks, 2014 Super Bowl Champions, Pete Carroll at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center along with students from Enumclaw Middle School, Gateway Middle School and Eastside Christian School who are earning their way to We Day Seattle by committing to take action on local and global cause they care about.“We were so fired up to see the impact thousands of young people from across Washington made last year as part of the We Day movement,” said Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. “Like us they were just getting warmed up. This year, we are excited to bring students back to We Day Seattle to celebrate their incredible work and support them as they continue to make their marks on the world.”Leading the day full of educational speeches, inspirational moments and show stopping performances will be Free The Children ambassador, Jesse Giddings as co-host for We Day Seattle, along with international activists and co-founders of Free The Children, Craig and Marc Kielburger. The star-studded list of speakers and performers announced to date includes:· Edward Norton (EdwardNorton) – Actor, Filmmaker, and Co-founder, CrowdRise· Joe Jonas (joejonas) – GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum artist and Free The Children ambassador· Cody Simpson (CodySimpson) – Australian pop singer and award-winning musician · Hannah Alper (CallmeHannah.ca) – 11-year-old Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, blogger and youth activist· Pete Carroll (PeteCarroll) – Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks, 2014 Super Bowl Champions, and We Day Seattle Co-Chair· Russell Wilson, Derrick Coleman, Bobby Wagner and Jermaine Kearse – 2014 Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks players· Molly Burke (mollymetowe) – Visually impaired Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador and author, who speaks about bullying and the power of hope· Roger Levesque – Seattle Sounders FC alum· Devon Bostick (DevBostick) – Actor, director, writer, producer, best known for the feature film franchise Diary of a Wimpy Kid· Martin Luther King III – Human rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.· Spencer West (@spencer2thewest) – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro· …with more to be announcedWe Day Seattle will also see local youth leaders and performers take the stage including Nandie Oosthuzien, Founder and CEO of Hand and Heart, local youth Adora Syitak and Daniel Franco, The Connection, a local hip hop dance group, and the Seattle Rock Orchestra.“I have been working with Free The Children for several years and the impact that students across the country have on kids just like themselves globally is incredible,” said Joe Jonas, GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum artist. “It’s something that I had the chance to experience firsthand this past summer in Kenya. I saw and really understood how the students putting on bake sales and raising money here, fundamentally improves the chance for others to receive an education; something we often take for granted.”Students can’t buy a ticket to We Day; they earn it through service by making a commitment to take action on at least one local and one global initiative of their choice as part of the year-long educational program called We Act. The We Act program supports students and teachers with free educational resources, student-led campaigns and support materials to help turn the inspiration of We Day into sustained activation. The program enhances a school’s existing service learning initiatives or sparks new ones.“The impact that youth can make when they are engaged and passionate about the issues they are addressing is remarkable,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children. “The inaugural We Day Seattle welcomed 15,000 young people from 350 schools in over 100 different school districts. The accompanying We Act program has reached almost 230,000 community members throughout Washington state, supporting over 250 charities and non-profit organizations and creating powerful impacts among participants and in the community. That’s why exposing thousands of students at We Day to a variety of issues is so valuable; it creates a space for them to use their passions and abilities to make real change and we’re excited to see what they will do again this year.”We Day is free of charge to the thousands of students and teachers in attendance, thanks to the extraordinary support of sponsors, led in Washington state by Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft and The Allstate Foundation. Microsoft helped bring We Day to the United States for the first time in 2013 as part of its YouthSpark initiative. The Allstate Foundation is the National Co-Title Sponsor of We Day and We Act across the U.S. with We Day events beginning in Seattle and California.“Last year’s launch of We Day Seattle filled me with great hope for the future as I saw thousands of students celebrating the power of community engagement, fueled by technology innovation,” said Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft. “Youth inspire us, and this is why Microsoft made a commitment to bring We Day back to Seattle for the next three years as part of our YouthSpark initiative.”“We are thrilled to be joining forces with We Day and Free The Children to inspire and engage students all across America to be active citizens. The Allstate Foundation cares about supporting the work of young people who are trying to make the world a better place and we see a strong parallel between the work of The Allstate Foundation and Free The Children,” said Vicky Dinges, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Allstate Insurance Company “We’re just getting started with We Day Seattle and California, and are excited to see our two organizations grow together to empower even more young people all across America to be forces for good in their community and around the world.”The event will be live streamed at www.q13fox.com on March 21 starting at 9:15 a.m. PDT.Find out more about We Day here.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde admits they were fortunate to grab a 2-1 win at PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday nightThe Blaugrana secured qualification for the Champions League knockout stages and top spot in Group B with victory in Holland after goals from Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.Luuk de Jong did get a late goal for PSV, but the Dutch side were unfortunate after hitting the frame of Barcelona’s goal four times beforehand.The Catalan giants were repeatedly exposed at the back, which set up a tense ending with PSV’s Denzel Dumfries being denied an injury-time penalty appeal after Clement Lenglet’s awkward challenge.“We’re so happy to have mathematically topped the group,” Valverde told the club website.“And considering how much we have struggled away from home in recent years and found it hard to score goals.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I’m especially pleased to have got two wins and a draw this year.”“PSV played well. They were very lively on the counter attack and the balls we lost meant they were able to get into dangerous positions and even hit the woodwork a few times.”“It was a hard place to play at” added Valverde. “But the more the game progressed the more chances we able to create.”Barcelona’s final Group B match will be at home to Tottenham on December 11.Meanwhile, they will now turn their focus to Sunday’s home game against Villarreal on Sunday in La Liga.
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Map showing the Sohae rocket test site in North Korea. Photo: AFPActivity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the “rapid rebuilding” of the facility after the collapse of the Hanoi summit, according to analysis of satellite imagery.Last week’s meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump ended abruptly after the pair failed to reach an agreement on walking back Pyongyang’s nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.The renewed activity was recorded two days after the summit and may “demonstrate resolve in the face of US rejection” of the North’s request for sanctions relief, said researchers at the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).”This facility had been dormant since August 2018, indicating the current activity is deliberate and purposeful.”Kim had agreed to shutter the Sohae missile-testing site at a summit with the South’s president Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang, as part of confidence-building measures, and satellite pictures in August suggested workers were already dismantling an engine test stand at the facility.CSIS said activity is “evident” at the vertical engine test stand and the launch pad’s rail-mounted rocket transfer structure at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station — the facility from which Pyongyang launched satellites in 2012 and 2016.The satellite launches were condemned by the international community and widely viewed as disguised ballistic missile tests.The CSIS analysis said the Sohae facility “has been used in the past for satellite launches,” which use “ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) technology banned under UN Security Council resolutions.”In a briefing to parliamentarians this week, Seoul’s spy agency said it had detected signs of work at the site.Joel Wit, the director of the respected Washington-based 38 North project cautioned that the evidence was not necessarily “consistent with preparations for an ICBM test”.”Aside from the fact that (North Korea) has never tested an ICBM from Sohae — it’s a space vehicle launch site — preparation for any launch would require a wide range of activities not observed in the imagery.”Impoverished and isolated North Korea conducted its first successful nuclear test in 2006 followed by a string of increasingly successful ICBM launches.In 2017, it claimed it had become a nuclear state, capable of fitting a viable nuclear weapon on an ICBM that could reach as far as the United States’ eastern seaboard.In the same year, the UN Security Council banned the North’s main exports — coal and other mineral resources, fisheries and textile products — to cut off its access to hard currency in response to Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear arms and ballistic missiles.At their groundbreaking first summit in Singapore last year, Kim and Trump produced a vague statement on the “denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”.There were high expectations for Kim and Trump’s second meeting in Hanoi, but no agreement was reached. Despite the stalemate in Vietnam, however, both sides said they were open to further talks.A third summit has not been scheduled.