English Premier League Standings

first_imgEnglish 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 16last_img read more

Hahn admits he’s a little jealous of Villaraigosa’s press

first_img But last week, Villaraigosa was admonished by gadfly John Walsh, who noted a delay. In a couple of months, Walsh predicted, the Villaraigosa-run board would be just as late as the previous panel. Villaraigosa took exception to the criticism, saying he had been doing better than his predecessors and the delay was inconsequential. “It was only four minutes,” the mayor said. One of the classic films about Los Angeles, “Chinatown,” is about to become an educational tool. The union representing some 10,000 city workers, Service Employees International Union Local 347, is putting together a forum Oct. 20 at its headquarters to open a discussion about the city’s history and future. The one thing that union business manager Julie Butcher promises is that there will be no sheep brought in to protest the city’s taking of water from Northern California. Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, provided a firsthand account of her fact-finding trip to Iraq last week, using a Washington-based blog to report on what she saw and her views on the country and its prospects. Harman is blogging for www.tpmcafe.com, an online community of political commentators and bloggers. The initials stand for “Talking Points Memo.” Congressional aides said she was approached by the bloggers and agreed to provide her assessment. “It is her unfiltered view of her experiences,” spokesman Tom Reynolds said. In her final dispatch, Harman detailed the exhaustive security she had to go through and warned that much still needs to be done – and quickly. “I calculate three months – culminating with the Dec. 15 election – to persuade the American public that real progress is being made and there is a success strategy in sight,” Harman wrote. “Katrina’s huge price tag and ballooning gas prices have caused sticker shock. We cannot afford an endless engagement in Iraq. But money is just part of it. The daily body count of Americans and Iraqis weighs heavily. “What’s needed is a straightforward message about tangible progress in Iraq. Hollow slogans like, ‘We will stand down when they stand up’ are simplistic and don’t cut it.” Staff Writer Lisa Mascaro contributed to this column. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390rick.orlov@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Take all the hoopla over Villaraigosa being called for jury duty. “I guess I should have put out a press release every time I was called for jury duty,” Hahn said. “I think I got called every other year.” The only thing that bothered him about that, he said, is that he could never get selected to serve on a panel. Talk about raising the bar. In his role as chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, Villaraigosa has proven a stickler for forcing the notoriously tardy board to start its meetings on time. He’s tanned, rested and ready to let everyone know he has no immediate interest in returning to politics. Former Mayor James Hahn, who was defeated in his bid for a second term this year, showed up last week at Pete’s Cafe, a popular City Hall hangout, for a reunion with about a half-dozen of his one-time aides. Hahn, who still has city security guards provided for him at the insistence of Police Chief Bill Bratton, said he is enjoying private life and has no intention of ever running for politics again. But he admitted he remains in touch with City Hall gossip – after all, his sister, Janice, is on the City Council – and, perhaps, is a tad jealous of all the favorable attention being given Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. last_img read more

Helicopter on way to Donegal crashed as pilot has lucky escape

first_imgA helicopter undertaking a flight to Donegal crashed upon take-off with the pilot managing to steer the chopper away from dangerous fuel tanks.The Eurocopter Hummingbird chopper was due to leave its base in Co Fermanagh on June 25th last.However, the pilot cheated injury when the helicopter crashed on its side as it left the ground. Details of the lucky escape have been published in a report released by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.The chopper was due to leave St Angelo Airport in Enniskillen before flying north towards Frosses in Co Donegal.However, the chopper was downed on lift-off and sustained damage to its skid gear, rotor blades, head, tailboom and horizontal stabiliser.Debris from the chopper was scattered over a wide area following the crash, according to the report. It also reveals how the pilot escaped uninjured.“The helicopter was parked on the apron adjacent to the fuel installation where it had just been refuelled to full tanks.“Having completed all the pre-start checks from the checklist and carried out a normal start, the pilot performed the pre-takeoff checks and raised the collective pitch lever. He led with right yaw pedal but, as the helicopter became light on the skids, it started to yaw to the left.“Due to the close proximity of the fuel storage tanks, he applied left cyclic control to move the helicopter to the left away from them, but the helicopter continued to yaw to the left. After yawing through 360°, the helicopter lost height with the left skid contacting the apron,” it adds.“The helicopter rolled about the left skid and the main rotor contacted the ground and debris was scattered over a wide area. “The helicopter continued to yaw through another 90° about the tail before rolling onto its right side.“The pilot shut off the fuel before applying the rotor brake and was able to leave the helicopter unassisted through the left door. The airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service attended the scene immediately and applied a foam blanket to the wreckage,” the report form the AAIB adds.Helicopter on way to Donegal crashed as pilot has lucky escape was last modified: September 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:crashdonegalescapeFermanaghhelicopterpilotlast_img read more

How Long Can Comets Bust Up and Re-form?

first_imgIf comets repeatedly break up and re-coagulate, how long could that recur?A new paper in Nature from the Rosetta team suggests a strange new theory about comets. Their Comet 67P has two prominent lobes, like a dumbbell, but it’s not unique. Four other comet nuclei also have a bilobed appearance. This suggests a new theory of how they got that way:Here, we study the structure and dynamics of 67P’s nucleus. We find that sublimation torques have caused the nucleus to spin up in the past to form the large cracks observed on its neck. However, the chaotic evolution of its spin state has so far forestalled its splitting, although it should eventually reach a rapid enough spin rate to do so. Once this occurs, the separated components will be unable to escape each other; they will orbit each other for a time, ultimately undergoing a low-speed merger that will result in a new bilobate configuration. The components of four other imaged bilobate nuclei have volume ratios that are consistent with a similar reconfiguration cycle, pointing to such cycles as a fundamental process in the evolution of short-period comet nuclei. It has been shown that comets were not strong contributors to the so-called late heavy bombardment about 4 billion years ago. The reconfiguration process suggested here would preferentially decimate comet nuclei during migration to the inner solar system, perhaps explaining this lack of a substantial cometary flux.It’s a destructive process, in other words. How long could that go on?This is grist for someone’s research mill – someone open to the idea that billions of years are neither necessary nor empirically tenable. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 2

first_imgLocation: Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Eastern CapeCapacity: 45 931 seatsMatches: South Korea vs Greece (12 June), Côte d’Ivoire vs Portugal (15 June), Germany vs Serbia (18 June), Chile vs Switzerland (21 June), Slovenia vs England (23 June), Round of 16 (26 June), Quarter-final (2 July), Third-place playoff (10 July)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Artist’s impression.Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Competitive UP good for UAAP

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City But there seems to be a change in the way things are being done for the Fighting Maroons basketball team and there’s a renewed interest in its hoop campaign.The buzz isn’t just about that big win against De La Salle University, the defending champion, although the triumph created ripples of conversation in basketball circles and on social media. It’s more about having a chance in every game to score a win against both the frontrunners and the struggling teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA competitive UP team will spread interest not only for its community but also for basketball followers in general. College ball is interesting beyond school alliances. The game is played by young players whose skills are still being formed and that’s why flashes of brilliance are just as fascinating as fumbles and turnovers.It’s also about getting the community together to come to the games and cheer together and UP does have a sizeable number of students and alumni that can converge. But to keep them coming, the team has to remain competitive as it’s hard to root for a squad that can’t stay in the game till the very end. All the UAAP schools have undergone difficult seasons, where wins have been hard to achieve. You see that in the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers who still have to win in the current tournament. Very often teams struggle for wins because it also matters who you are pitted against in a given season and what kind of players you have.It cannot be a case of a lack of trying by teams that haven’t won that much. It’s just that the other teams are so well stacked up and have been playing together for some time. La Salle and Ateneo do not simply have adequate support but also have teams that have been together through at least two years and that is vital for forging team chemistry.So we find the Fighting Maroons in the conversation in the current UAAP season. Many alumni are hopeful for a Final Four finish, something that hasn’t happened in almost two decades. It will be good to see a large sea of maroon in the stands on a regular basis shouting unique cheers that can rev up the game.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Juvic ties for 2nd in Taiwan We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Having a competitive University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons basketball team is good for the school and the UAAP.The State University has a lot on its hands to think about and work on and it’s understandable when it hasn’t been able to stay in step with the current powers of the league. This is not to say that UP has been remiss in supporting college athletics as a vital part of student formation. We shouldn’t forget that UP has had champion teams in football, swimming, baseball, cheer dancing and other sports.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more