Sky agrees five-year deal with English Football League

first_imgPay-TV group Sky and the English Football League (EFL) have agreed a 600 million pound five-year domestic broadcasting deal, they said on Tuesday.The deal, which the EFL said represented a 36 per cent increase on the current value of the rights, runs to 2024 and allows the broadcaster to stream all midweek Championship (second tier) matches.Sky said in a statement that the deal strengthened its position as “the home of football” and would offer subscribers more matches and more ways to watch.The broadcaster will show exclusively up to 183 live matches a year from the Championship, League One, League Two, Carabao (League) Cup and Checkatrade Trophy.The EFL said the new agreement would also allow clubs to stream midweek league games via their websites if not broadcast live on Sky Sports.last_img read more

GALLERY: La Salle survives Ateneo in Game 1 of UAAP Finals

first_imgCoronavirus case in HK building becomes game changer for Filipinos working there For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo: What’s the truth about VFA termination? Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle head coach Aldin Ayo gives out instructions to his players during their game against Ateneo in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball Finals Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle celebrates after outlasting Ateneo in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball Finals Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img We are young China’s virus death toll surpasses SARS but new cases fall FEATURED STORIESSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTS‘It’s his turn’: Kiefer Ravena named Gilas captainSPORTSWe are young Coronavirus case in HK building becomes game changer for Filipinos working there Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes San Miguel survives undermanned Alaska Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View commentslast_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgArgentina coach calls up Aguero Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has called up Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for two friendly matches in November and again left out Gonzalo Higuain. Argentina travel to Moscow to face World Cup hosts Russia on November 10 and then face another team yet to be decided. Sampaoli left Juventus striker Higuain out since he took over in June. Higuain has scored 32 goals in 69 games for the national side. “It is up for us to analyse Higuain to see whether he will go the World Cup or not,” Sampaoli said. Aguero has been in fine form for City this season, scoring six league goals in as many games. A bone fracture that kept him out of the last two World Cup qualifiers, against Peru and Ecuador. Muguruza is WTA’s Player of the Year Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is the WTA Player of the Year, and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens is the Comeback Player of the Year. The women’s tennis tour announced the annual honours yesterday. The awards are voted on by members of the media. Other recipients include French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko as Most Improved Player, CiCi Bellis as Newcomer of the Year, and Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan as Doubles Team of the Year. Muguruza beat Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final in July for her second Grand Slam title, then moved up to No. 1 in the rankings for the first time in September. Lin has knee surgery, will miss rest of the season The Brooklyn Nets say Jeremy Lin has had surgery repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. The procedure was performed yesterday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The team says the surgery was successful and Lin is expected to make a full recovery. Lin was hurt Wednesday during the Nets’ first game of the season when he landed hard after a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter of a 140-131 loss to Indiana.last_img read more

Murdered Berbice woman endured years of abuse

first_imghe Rose Hall, Corentyne woman who was hacked to death by her reputed husband endured years of abused at the hands of the man she loved.Bhagwattie Etwaru, 50, was murdered on Monday evening during an argument with her husband about his alcohol consumption.Speaking with Guyana Times on Tuesday, the woman’s youngest daughter, Natasha Etwaru, said that over the past five years, the dead woman’s reputed husband Desmond Gordon had made several threats to kill her mother. The couple has been living together for some eight years.“I see he beat she couple well times,” she told this publication.The couple was living alone at Mangrove Street, Rose Hall. This newspaper was told that Etwaru made frequentDead: Bhagwattie Etwaruvisits to the Rose Hall Police Outpost with reports of domestic violence.According to Natasha, her mother would on many occasions report her beatings to the Police and then return saying that she did not want to proceed with the charges.On other occasions when she was physically abused, she would leave home and stay with relatives. “Sometimes she does come by we and den after two, three day, he gon come and bribe she back,” the now dead woman’s youngest daughter related.The dead woman’s sister-in-law, Babita, said for the first three years of the relationship, everything between the couple seemed fine but then suddenly, things changed. She said that the couple got together in 2008.Meanwhile, on the day of the fateful incident, relatives recalled that the couple was consuming alcohol together. According to an eyewitness, who is a friend of the couple, Gordon became upset with his wife’s drinking habits. “He beat she one time and she get a cut on she face,” the eyewitness said.“I tell him before you beat the lady, why you don’t left the lady and leh she go long she way, an while gaffing with he, she jump down from the verandah, and he come down and bruck a wood a start beat she again and I walk out the yard.”The eyewitness recalled that another neighbour then telephoned the Rose Hall Police Outpost and was told that it was a “man and woman matter.”He said a short while after, Gordon walked out of the yard and approached him. “He tell me he kill the woman and he going an hang heself. So I try fuh gaff with he. I tell he wait, ah going an buy this thing and then neighbour collect him and tell the Police, but when the Police come she already dead.”According to the dead woman’s sister-in-law, only last month a restraining order was taken out against Gordon and he was also placed on a bond to keep the peace for six months.She said Etwaru would frequently hang out with friends and on some occasions, would be away from home for up to four days before returning. She referred to Gordon as an abusive husband who Etwaru kept running back to.Etwaru leaves to mourn seven children. The couple did not have any children together. Gordon is in Police custody as investigations continue.last_img read more

A home during the turbulent times

first_imgEight days before San Francisco police Sgt. John V. Young was gunned down in 1971, a member of the Black Panther Party from Pasadena was killed in what authorities said was a violent escape attempt from San Quentin State Prison. Police say it was vengeance for that death that drove members of the Black Liberation Army, a violent splinter group that included Altadenans Ray Boudreaux and Henry “Hank” Jones, to fire guns into the Ingleside Police Station on Aug. 29, killing Young. In a letter sent the next day to San Francisco newspapers, the BLA said Young was killed as “one political consequence for the recent intolerable assassination of Comrade George L. Jackson.” Police arrested Boudreaux, Jones and five others early Tuesday on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder for their alleged involvement in the Young slaying nearly 36 years ago. An eighth man was arrested only on conspiracy charges. As Panther affiliates, they would have known George Jackson’s story well. From inside two California prisons, he had become one of the most prominent African-American radical leaders in the state, writing books promoting a violent Marxist revolution against the government. At 18, Jackson held up a gas station and made off with $70. He was convicted of a felony and sentenced to one year to life. His younger brother, Jonathan Jackson, was among a group of Blair High School students in Pasadena who had been spurred into political activism during the heights of the Vietnam War, class conflict and racial unrest in the United States. Young men, many of them minorities, were in Southeast Asia to fight and kill in a war driven by ideology. Many at home were drawn into finding their place in the turbulent domestic landscape. “All of those things echoed in Pasadena,” said former Pasadena Mayor Rick Cole, who knew Jonathan Jackson as a fellow Blair student. Cole and Chris Sutton, now a prominent Pasadena attorney, were Blair juniors who wrote for Iskra, an underground student newspaper named for one published by Vladimir Lenin in 1900. “The Blair class that graduated in ’71 was kind of a notorious class,” Sutton said. “We were the intellectual trouble makers.” The city was in turmoil of its own in 1970. Pasadena was the first city outside of the deep South where a judge ordered schools desegregated. For some young people, such as Jonathan Jackson, violence became a domestic political tool. Jackson was described as a brilliant young man who shuffled between schools on the verge of adulthood. He was “trying to figure out who he was as a light-skinned black man at a time when the whole country was in an uproar over civil rights and black pride,” said Cole, who went on to serve on the Pasadena City Council and is now city manager of Ventura. In one of his articles, Jackson wrote of his obsession with his older brother’s imprisonment. That summer in 1970, after school let out, Jonathan Jackson walked into a Marin County courtroom with a machine gun to free his brother. Jonathan Jackson and other militants took a judge hostage. The judge, Jonathan and several others were killed. George Jackson’s death at San Quentin would come a year later. Bob Dylan memorialized George Jackson in a song: “Sent him off to prison For a $70 robbery. Closed the door behind him And they threw away the key. Lord, Lord, They cut George Jackson down. Lord, Lord, They laid him in the ground.” After Jackson’s death, Sutton accompanied a friend to the Jacksons’ home in Pasadena. His face appeared on the front page of the Star-News and other papers the next day. For the next few weeks, Sutton said he got free rides to class at Pasadena City College from Department of Justice investigators who were convinced he was somehow involved. Now, after more than three decades, police say new evidence gleaned from a cigarette lighter and shotgun shells prove the men arrested Tuesday were part of the BLA attack that killed Young in retaliation for George Jackson’s death. Boudreaux and Jones weren’t the first radicals to recede into Altadena. Emily Harris lived beneath the radar in Altadena until her 2002 arrest for the 1975 murder of a woman during a bank robbery near Sacramento. Operating under the name “Yolanda” in the 1970s, Harris had been a leader in the Symbionese Liberation Army that kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst in Berkeley. Hearst said Harris was the trigger woman in the murder of 42-year-old Myrna Opsahl, who was making a deposit at the bank. After serving time for the kidnapping and being released, Harris later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is back in prison. Michael Zinzun, also a Panther and a passionate advocate against police brutality, made Pasadena home for most of his life before his death last July. He ran an auto repair shop in Altadena. BLA founder Eldridge Cleaver, who had infamously served as the Black Panthers’ minister of information, is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena. While artists Jirayr and Dabney Zorthian didn’t necessarily have radical political views, many visitors of their Altadena ranch did, making it an epicenter of regional bohemianism. “We’re not all crazy, but it does have somewhat of that reputation,” said Ken Balder, president of the Altadena Town Council. Some speculate it’s the relative remoteness of the unincorporated community, with its out-of-the way places. “There is little direct police contact, unless you’re doing something to really call attention to yourself,” said Joe Brown, president of the Pasadena Chapter of the NAACP. Others believe it’s the independent spirit of the area, which fought off several Pasadena annexation attempts, that draws people looking to live outside of mainstream society’s peripheral vision. Sutton suggested Altadena would be the ideal location for a “National Radicalism Museum.” (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 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

Customers like the taste in a flavorful business

first_imgBUSINESS NAME: Yozen Frogurt BUSINESS ADDRESS: 6450 Platt Ave., West Hills, CA 91307 PHONE: (818) 887-8511 WEB SITE: WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? Being a mother of 10-year-old twin boys, I realized the need for providing healthy alternatives to ice cream and snack foods. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? It’s always been a dream of mine to open a store. I love interacting with people, and it’s so rewarding when you’re told how delicious the foods are that you’ve worked so hard to prepare. I found this vacant retail space five minutes from home and decided to go for it. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Roughly one year. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? I installed a frozen-yogurt machine at our house and tried different types of recipes until we perfected our unique flavors. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? About $500,000 – much more than we expected. We had to design the store, machines, equipment and materials. We ended up financing the business with a home-equity loan. WHOM DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? My family and friends have been a constant source of support and comfort. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? Besides the costs that pop up along the way, like additional electrical expenses, the most amazing thing has been the positive response from the community. Everyone has been so wonderful and complimentary and has made this new business a true success story. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? At least $300,000. WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To continue to provide our customers with the best, healthy and most wonderful nonfat frozen yogurt available on the market. We’re also looking to expand our new venture to additional locations in the Valley. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OWNER: Karin Kennedy ESTABLISHED: 2006 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Nine DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We sell nonfat frozen yogurt, Vanillekipferl and Yozen Frogurt pies. We specialize in custom formulas and flavors found nowhere else. A few of our popular ones are White Cloud, Tart Lemon Chiffon, Key Lime Pie and Double Chocolate Velvet. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? It’s my first store, but I’ve been baking and selling my famous Karin’s Vanillekipferl for about 20 years now. last_img read more

Spector trial hears Clarkson ‘at end of rope’

first_imgClarkson’s letters to friends and a doctor in preceding months were read aloud by a defense attorney. They included the phrases “I’m at the end of my rope here” and “I was at the end of my tether.” To one friend she wrote, “You know me, Polly Positive. But (expletive) this year has been the worst. I began to question my talent. … I’ve been questioning myself as much as I have ever done.” The jury in Phil Spector’s murder trial on Monday heard e-mails and letters in which shooting victim Lana Clarkson said she was “at the end of my rope” and expressed despondency about her acting career, but the judge rejected a defense effort to introduce her writings about living in a home where an actress committed suicide in the 1930s. The defense used the e-mails and letters in cross-examining a deputy medical examiner, Dr. Louis Pena, about his finding that Clarkson’s death from a gunshot fired in her mouth was a homicide, not a suicide. Pena said he did not see most of the material, and when questioned, said it would not have changed his opinion. Clarkson, an actress best known for her role in Roger Corman’s 1985 cult classic “Barbarian Queen,” was 40 when she died after going home with Spector from her job as a nightclub hostess Feb. 3, 2003. 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

On the move? Five Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United and Madrid stars that must move in January

first_imgWith the January transfer window approaching, clubs and players will be looking to the winter period as the perfect opportunity to freshen up their seasons.While clubs look at the period as the chance to inject some additional quality into their squads, an increasing number of players see it as a way of getting more game time.As such, here are five big-name stars that MUST move in January if they are to give their careers a new boost.Click the arrow for more. 5 5 4. Lukas Podolski – Arsenal – Click the arrow for more – The German international has commented in recent weeks that unless his playing situation improves he might have to start looking for a new club when the transfer window reopens. Now, it seems as though his international future may start to be affected as well, with national boss Joachim Low advising the 29-year-old that he needs to think about his situation at Arsenal. Despite a string of injuries, boss Arsene Wenger doesn’t seem keen on using the World Cup winners, so don’t be surprised to see Podolski on the move in January. A return to Germany has been strongly touted, but reports of a link to Turkey have also appeared. 5 5 3. Sami Khedira – Real Madrid – Click the arrow for more – It is no real secret that a handful of clubs showed interest in the German international and with his clubs side Real Madrid not very forthcoming with a new deal, it looks as though Khedira could be available for nothing in the summer. His lack of game time is becoming a growing concern, but despite Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly battling for his affections, there are strong signs that he may remain in Spain until the end of the season. 2. Juan Mata – Man United – Click the arrow for more – A club-record signing in January 2014, Juan Mata has quickly gone from pivotal playmaker to bit-part player in the space of 11 months at Man United. The Spaniard may have featured nine times for the Red Devils, but a large amount of those have been as a substitute and while he has backed up his inclusion with three league goals, boss Louis van Gaal struggles to find space in his line-up for the former Chelsea man. Mata certainly has the talent to force his way back into the first XI, but a player of his calibre should arguably be playing every week. A move back to Spain has been touted, so don’t be surprised to see him on the move soon. 5 5. Petr Cech – Chelsea – Click the arrow for more – Chelsea’s former number one has seen his Blues career turned upside-down following the full-time arrival of Belgian sensation Thibaut Courtois. Having made 475 appearances for the Blues over the past 10 years, Cech is yet to start in the league this season, with his only appearance in the competition coming as a substitute. Still considered to be one of the finest operators in Europe, Cech would walk into the first team of most sides, and his recent comments that he will consider his situation over the next few months could result in a move. 1. Lucas – Liverpool – Click the arrow for more – Following Steven Gerrard’s late development into a holding midfielder, it is Lucas who has been the most affected at Liverpool. The Brazilian has found his first team opportunities extremely restricted this season, making just three league appearances so far, and while some will back the his abilities to offer further protection to the Merseysiders’ shaky defence, boss Brendan Rodgers doesn’t seem to agree. At 27 years old, Lucas still has plenty to offer at the highest level, and at this moment it seems as though his best chance to do that will be to move elsewhere.last_img read more

Class of ’92 pick their all-time Premier League X1 without Man United players

first_imgRyan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Gary and Phil Neville all played in one of the greatest Premier League teams ever with Manchester United.The five of them, with David Beckham, comprised the Class of ’92 and became hugely decorated at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson. LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS REVEALED shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 5 Steven Gerrard led Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2005 REVEALED Attack: Eden Hazard, Alan Shearer, Thierry HenryThe Premier League’s all-time top scorer Alan Shearer was immediately given the seal of approval from the whole quintet.Another easy inclusion was Chelsea’s current star Eden Hazard, who joined the Blues from Lille in 2012 and was named Player of the Season in the Premier League within three years of joining.The last pick proved more tricky, however, with Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez and Denis Bergkamp all mentioned, but eventually Thierry Henry was given the nod to finish the line-up. Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta, John Terry, Vincent Kompany, Ashley ColeThere was no debate over John Terry’s inclusion at the heart of the defence, with the former Chelsea skipper winning five titles and playing 492 league matches for the Blues.Ashley Cole filled one of the full-back spots without any qualms for his brilliant consistency on the left-flank for both Arsenal and Chelsea. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? deals Thierry Henry is Arsenal’s record goalscorer Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City getty images But who would they pick in their all-time Premier League XI without any Red Devils?They were asked by Sky Sports’ Super Six team to select their best XI , but to choose the team without any of United’s past and present to avoid any inevitable bias.Here was their conclusion…Goalkeeper: David SeamanInitially Gary Neville opted for Thibaut Courtois or Petr Cech between the sticks but he was overuled and the quintet decided to go for Arsenal and England legend David Seaman in the XI..Seaman made his name as one of the best shot-stoppers in the world during his time in north London.He spent 11 seasons with the Gunners and was crowned a Premier League champion twice under Arsene Wenger before he moved to Manchester City. whoops United’s famous Class of ’92 won huge amounts of silverware 5 gameday cracker center_img 5 tense REAL DEAL 5 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star huge blow Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 5 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? The tougher calls came for the remaining spots but it was Manchester City’s modern heroes that came out trumps over Arsenal’s defenders in Wenger’s early reign.Two-time Premier League winner Pablo Zabaleta was preferred to Gunners legend Lee Dixon and Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany was selected ahead of Tony Adams. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card John Terry and Ashley Cole made the cut Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Midfielders:  Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Patrick VieiraLiverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard was selected by all of them without any hesitation after leading the Reds to Champions League glory in 2005 and making 504 Premier League appearances.Patrick Vieira was the next to be included, with Gary Neville insisting he was a “certainty” for the team.The quintet then realised they would have to leave out Frank Lampard if they persisted with a 4-4-2 formation – but when Butt insisted he simply had to make the cut for his goalscoring ability, the formation was changed to 4-3-3 to accommodate the inclusion of the Chelsea legend. David Seaman kept 140 clean sheets in the Premier League Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice last_img read more

Christchurch shooting victims to be remembered before England’s Euro qualifier

first_imgThe Football Association has announced there will be a tribute to the people who were killed in last week’s mosque attacks in New Zealand before England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic50 people were killed and another 48 injured when a gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch on Friday. We will pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy in New Zealand at the @England v Czech Republic match on Friday 22 March. We will remember everyone affected by the terrible events in Christchurch.— The FA (@FA) March 18, 2019Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, was arrested after the twin shootings on Friday and was charged with murder on Saturday.The attacks, the worst in New Zealand’s history, were marked with silences before last weekend’s Six Nations games and rugby league matches but British professional football did not do likewise.The former chair of the FA race equality board Yunus Lunat criticised football’s failure to honour the victims, contrasting it with the game’s response to previous acts of terrorism such as the attacks on Paris in November 2015.In a tweet, the employment lawyer wrote: “Shame on you @FA @premierleague @EFL No minutes silence to mark Christchurch massacre #MoreToFootball? #doublestandards Went all out for Paris/Charlie Hebdo. #MuslimLivesDontMatter.” England will host the Czech Republic at Wembley on Friday 1 In a statement on its Twitter feed, the FA said: “We will pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy in New Zealand at the England v Czech Republic match on Friday 22 March. We will remember everyone affected by the terrible events in Christchurch.”last_img read more