Simon Mignolet believes Liverpool would learn from their late title twist in 2014 as they close in on their first Premier League crown.Only three players Mignolet, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge who were all instrumental in that campaign are in the current team.And five years on they are on the cusp of something special with a four-point lead ahead of Man City.“So much has changed over the past five years here,” he told the ECHO.“It’s only Hendo, Studge and me still here from the last time we really fought for the title.“Back then a lot of it was about Luis Suarez and Studge, whereas now the goals are shared about more. We had a really good team in 2013/14 but the moment we got one or two injuries it became difficult.“We’ve got a broad squad now which means we can cope with injuries. That’s probably the biggest difference with last time.“If a game is deadlocked there is always someone ready on the bench who is capable of opening a game up. In that sense, we’re in a much better position than we were then.23 – Mohamed Salah & Roberto Firmino have combined to set up 23 goalscoring chances for one another in the Premier League this season; more than any other pair. The next best is Mohamed Salah & Sadio Mané (22 chances created between each other). Dangerous. pic.twitter.com/EbtRefEXZP— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 21, 2019Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“The general quality of this squad is the best I’ve ever known. When we play 11 v 11 in training it’s like being involved in a top match in the Premier League.“It’s not 11 first-teamers against 11 reserves, it’s two Premier League sides facing each other in training. It’s high quality.”Klopp’s men are breaking club records with their tally of 60 points from 23 games the best return at this stage of a season in the club’s illustrious history.Defensively, the difference is vast. Where Liverpool leaked 50 league goals in 2013/14, now the foundations are much stronger with just 13 conceded this time around.7 – Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool won seven league games during December 2018 – the most they’ve ever won in a single calendar month in their entire history. Award. pic.twitter.com/4n4yGN2ggQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 11, 2019“Exactly and that’s massive,” Mignolet said.“I think a big part of that is Virgil van Dijk. Ever since he’s come in he’s made a huge difference.“It’s not only his playing ability but the character and the leadership he sends out from the back. It’s especially important when you play teams like Brighton and Crystal Palace recently.“It’s the pressure he eases with his clearing headers. He always makes it look so easy. Something that’s very difficult for anyone else, just looks like a walk in the park for Virgil. He’s made us a lot more solid than before.”
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is adamant that Bayern Munich won’t be short of options should something happen to Robert Lewandowski.The Poland international is Bayern’s sole remaining out-and-out forward following Sandro Wagner’s departure to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda on Wednesday.The 31-year-old struggled to break into the Bayern team this season with manager Niko Kovac often choosing to start Lewandowski up front by himself.Due to this Wagner had been restricted to just a single start this term, while Lewandowski has started 18 of Bayern’s 19 Bundesliga games.Now that Wagner’s left, however, it leaves Bayern even more dependent on Lewandowski to both produce the goods in front of goal and remain fit in the process.The Bavarians’ decision to not sign a replacement for Wagner has raised some eyebrows as they are currently trailing Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund by six points in the title battle and are still going strong in both the DFB-Pokal and Champions League.But, for Rummenigge, this is of no concern given the options at their disposal should something happen to Lewandowski.The German made reference to Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry as suitable options to cover for Lewandowski.“Sandro asked [to leave] because he had an offer from China with an incredibly high salary,” said Rummenigge, according to Goal.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We discussed that with the coach and Niko Kovac thought that with Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry, in case of doubt, we have alternatives.“But Robert Lewandowski has never been injured at Bayern Munich since 2014.”Now Rummenigge main concern though lies with the title battle with Dortmund in the Bundesliga, who he is well aware won’t be easy to beat this season.“Borussia Dortmund are playing a very good and very stable season,” he added.“Catching them up there again will be very difficult, but we will work to keep the tension at the top alive.”Bayern will make a trip to the BayArena to take on Bayer Leverkusen in a Bundesliga match on Saturday.#Bundesliga is BACK⚽💪 @FCBayern pic.twitter.com/d6ebp8GG7Q— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) January 18, 2019
KUSI Newsroom, Eighth Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run Updated: 5:27 PM Posted: March 3, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: chelsea king, finish chelsea’s run, poway high school, run FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diegans are putting on their running shoes this morning to honor Poway High School student Chelsea King. The annual Finish Chelsea’s Run event raises money for the Chelsea’s Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship and promotes Chelsea’s Law.Elizabeth Alvarez spoke to King’s parents at Balboa Park to talk about why Finish Chelsea’s Run is so important to them. March 3, 2018
May 24, 2018 Posted: May 24, 2018 NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) — A furnace mishap at a South Bay funeral home briefly sent smoke from a crematorium into the air near the interchange of Interstate 5 and state Route 54 interchange Thursday, authorities reported.An oven door that remained open while in operation for unknown reasons began sending smoke out of a chimney at Cortez Cremations & Funeral Services in the 100 block of West 35th Street in National City shortly after noon, according to fire department officials.Smoke also escaped into the business before an automated system shut off the furnace, extinguished the fire and sent a chemical air-cleansing agent into the building, said Frank Parra, director of emergency services for the city alongside San Diego Bay.The accident caused no structural damage or injuries and necessitated no evacuations or road closures, according to Parra. The release of smoke was not believed to have posed any health risks, he said.Firefighters used large fans to clear the errant air impurities out of the building, the city official said.The personnel cleared the scene after about 45 minutes.“It was mitigated pretty quick,” Parra said.It was unclear if the accident resulted from an equipment problem or was due to operator error. Furnace mishap at South Bay funeral home releases cremation smoke KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
More Scripps Health nurses head to help Camp Fire victims. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A second team of nurses from Scripps Medical Health traveled to northern California Tuesday to provide aid to the Camp Fire victims.A Scripps Medical Response Team of five nurses returned last Friday from their week long deployment to provide medical care to victims and evacuees of the Camp Fire in Northern California.This second team will be led by Kelly Hardiman, R.N., and will also include Jay Larrosa, R.N., Debra Egan, R.N., and Jennifer Casey, R.N. Posted: November 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom November 27, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Wildfires FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 14, 2018 City announces the annual closure of Children’s Pool Beach in La Jolla December 14, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter LA JOLLA (CNS) – The city of San Diego will close Children’s Pool beach Saturday in preparation of harbor seal pupping season, city officials announced today. The city began closing the beach in 2014, spurred by environmental activists concerned that beachgoers were disturbing the young pinnipeds.The city has been tied up in litigation for most of the time since then, dealing with suits from a group called Friends of the Children’s Pool and other beach access advocates who claimed the closures violated the state Coastal Act and the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.In June of this year, a state appeals court ruled in favor of the city, allowing the closures to continue.At the time, beach access advocates threatened to take the complaint to the state Supreme Court, but the matter hasn’t moved that far yet.The city opened the beach in 1932 as a refuge for inexperienced swimmers due to a seawall that keeps out oncoming ocean waves. Harbor seals began convening on the beach in the 1990s and have since used the relatively calm beach area to birth and raise seal pups.California Coastal Commission officials have also suggested that the water is unsafe due to the seals and their excrement, offering another reason for residents to stay away from the beach for the next several months.The beach will be closed through May 15, 2019 to accommodate the seals and their pups. City park rangers and lifeguards will monitor the beach throughout the rest of winter and the duration of spring to keep both members of the public and local wildlife safe. KUSI Newsroom
Ashlie Rodriguez, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three U.S. Representatives from the south visited Otay Mesa to see what’s happening with border security, specifically with physical structures.Kay Granger (TX.), Chuck Fleischmann (TN.), and Steve Palazzo (MS) are on the appropriations committee, which is responsible for passing appropriation bills along with its Senate counterpart.They wanted to see the border fencing and it’s effect on illegal immigration and drug and human trafficking.The three are collecting information to help arrive at a compromise bill that will handle our border security.All three said they see a need for stronger physical barriers. Ashlie Rodriguez Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter February 4, 2019 U.S. Representatives tour Otay Mesa border Posted: February 4, 2019 Updated: 10:40 PM
May 31, 2019 Posted: May 31, 2019 Updated: 10:05 AM Jonathan Halvorson SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Wildlife officers and forensics scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) said DNA analysis conclusively proves the mountain lion they tested is the exact one that attacked a boy at the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve in San Diego County.A complete mountain lion genetic profile was obtained from the samples collected from the young boy who was attacked on Memorial Day, which was found to be identical to the profile obtained from the mountain lion killed the day of the incident.California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers killed a mountain lion suspected of attacking a 4-year-old boy at the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve because the animal appeared to have little fear of humans, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.The boy was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital for treatment of non- life-threatening injuries from the attack, which was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday at the preserve in the Rancho Penasquitos area, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the CDFW.A hospital spokesman said Tuesday that the youngster is in good condition and is expected to be released soon.Witnesses said the boy’s father kicked the large cat — which was believed to be a mountain lion — and threw a rock to scare it away.The boy was with a group of 11 people at the time, in an area known as Carson’s Crossing in the center of the preserve. CDFW Lt. Scott Bringman said wildlife officers responded to the scene and identified mountain lion tracks, then a cougar approached the officers a short time later.“The lion appeared to have little fear of humans, which is abnormal behavior for a mountain lion,” the lieutenant said. “The wildlife officers immediately dispatched the animal to ensure public safety.”CDFW emphasizes that despite this incident, the probability of being attacked by a mountain lion is very low. The last confirmed lion attack in California (which was also non-fatal) occurred in 2014.For more information on how to co-exist with mountain lions and other wildlife in California, and what to do if confronted by a threatening wild animal, go to the CDFW Keep Me Wild webpage. Wildlife officials confirm mountain lion responsible for San Diego attack Jonathan Halvorson, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
It was about 6:55 a.m. Saturday when a text message appeared on the cell phone of Jan Foltz, a retired schoolteacher, Battle Ground resident and field-qualified volunteer member of Silver Star Search & Rescue.“Call out search for missing 7-year-old in Oregon. Special request through CRESA. Call ASAP.”Silver Star’s coordinator, Rick Blevins of Vancouver, had received the request from 911 dispatchers with Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, who’d been called by officials in Portland.Kyron Horman had been last seen in Skyline School in Portland on Friday morning. A large-scale search started after that, and the first wave of searchers had worked for hours.Blevins texted Silver Star’s 23 or so members to see who was available.And about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, after standing in line with other search groups, a half-dozen trained Silver Star members checked in with search coordinators outside Kyron’s school.“The reason they called us, they said, was they had already started wearing out their resources,” Foltz said later.Wearing rock-climbing helmets and carrying packs with warm blankets and emergency medical gear in case they found the boy, the Clark County searchers methodically searched in waist- and chest-high grasses. They covered search lanes marked with string. They marked where they had looked with tape and collected GPS waypoints.
Crews descended on Esther Short Park on Monday to clean up the city’s living room after it played host to a weekend of world-class musicians, fine wine and international cuisine at the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival.Festival artistic director Michael Kissinger said late Sunday that the 14th annual event attracted between 12,000 and 15,000 people.“I bet we had 5,000, 6,000 on Saturday,” Kissinger said.In addition to the music, the festival offered a selection of more than 200 wines, international cuisine from nine local restaurants, and displays of visual art and crafts from 40 fine artists from California, Montana, Washington and Oregon.The festival will return again in 2012.
GROTON, Conn. — It could dive deeper than any other submarine, and when it reached the ocean floor, the one-of-a-kind Navy vessel could roll on wheels with lights illuminating the depths outside its windows.The nuclear-powered NR-1, launched in Groton in 1969, was one of the most secretive vessels in the U.S. undersea force. It was taken out of service in 2008 and disassembled. Now the Navy has collected pieces of it for an exhibit at a submarine museum in Groton, where it was based for the duration of its service life.It was known primarily as a research vessel, but it also carried out a range of military missions that remain under wraps even today. Veterans who served aboard the tiny sub during the Cold War say that it was one of the most fascinating assignments of their careers — but that not even their wives know all the details.Toby Warson, who served as commander from 1970-73, said he once led the sub on a hazardous military operation in the Mediterranean. The mission, code-named “Raccoon Hook,” earned him a distinguished service medal, he said, but he has had to keep the details to himself.“I finally had to quit wearing the ribbon because when I walked into the officers’ club, everyone asked how I got it, and I couldn’t tell them,” said Warson, who lives in Camas. “They thought I was being cute. I wasn’t being cute. I just didn’t want to go to jail.”
Traffic in the Columbia River Gorge was snarled Thursday after a fatal head-on collision near the Bridge of the Gods temporarily closed state Highway 14, one of the detour routes for a rockslide blocking Interstate 84. The crash was reported midafternoon Thursday in Skamania County, about 2 miles west of Stevenson. According to the Washington State Patrol, an eastbound Honda S2000 driven by Chad Bretsch, 42, of Philomath, Ore., crossed the center line after taking a curve to the left and collided with an oncoming Ford F-150 pickup, driven by Karl Wilkie, 58, of Carson. Bretsch was pronounced dead at the scene. Wilkie was transported to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. The collision near North Bonneville was about 15 miles outside of Clark County. State Highway 14 was temporarily closed in the area; alternating lanes of traffic were diverted around the crash until the roadway reopened around 6:30 p.m.The collision backed up traffic for miles. One way for drivers to get around the I-84 closure was to take Interstate 205 north into Washington, connect with state Highway 14 and head east until they can re-enter Oregon over the Hood River Bridge.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims.The former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, told law enforcement officials, domestic violence advocates and others that those who seek “common sense” gun reforms can lead the way in safeguarding women and families from abusers.The tour will take Giffords to New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon. The last stop of the tour will be in Seattle on Oct. 22.“We can change our laws. We can win elections. Please join your voice with mine,” she told the roughly 20 people gathered at the University of Southern Maine campus to discuss gun control policy ideas and challenges.Giffords, who was shot in the head and remains partially paralyzed, spoke haltingly but clearly as she described gun violence as a pressing issue for women.
The Clark County Elections office certified November’s elections results Tuesday. Clark County voter turnout was 50.64 percent; statewide voter turnout was 54.15 percent. The majority of Clark County incumbents were re-elected to their seats this midterm election. Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, was one incumbent who lost her seat, with 48.4 percent of the votes to Lynda Wilson’s 51.6 percent.In one of the other tight county races, Republican Jeanne Stewart beat Democrat Craig Pridemore for a seat on the county commission. Stewart received 50.38 percent of the vote to Pridemore’s 49.62 percent.
The Lower House vote on Japan’s IR Implementation Bill looks set to be delayed until next week after the country’s leading opposition parties submitted a motion to dismiss the Chairman of the House of Representatives Cabinet Committee, Daishiro Yamagiwa.The motion was put forward late Tuesday after Yamagiwa made the decision earlier in the day to hold a Wednesday vote on the casino bill – which would officially sanction casino gaming in Japan. RelatedPosts Instead, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito will have to wait for Thursday’s vote on the motion against Yamagiwa, meaning a vote on the casino bill can’t take place until Friday at the earliest, according to Jiji Press.Japan’s opposition parties believe they have not been given sufficient time to vote on the IR bill.“More and more problems have been emerging in 18 hours of deliberations so far,” said CDPJ Diet affairs chief Kiyomi Tsujimoto, adding that forcing the vote through “means the refusal of the government and the ruling coalition to deliberate on the bill.” Load More Two Landing directors voted out, Chairman Yang sneaks back in Japanese government to promote IRs at airports, cruise ports Melco Resorts closing in on Japanese partnership as discussions heat up
Laos government proposes significant increase in casino taxes RelatedPosts Macau Legend slips into loss in 1H19 despite rising revenues Load More Macau Legend eying Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam expansion Macau casino operator Macau Legend says it expects to report unaudited consolidated profit attributable to the owners of the company of around HK$229 million for the six months to 30 June 2018, due primarily to the sale of its former subsidiary New Macau Landmark Management Limited (NML).New Macau Landmark Management Limited is the entity that owns The Landmark Macau hotel and Pharaoh’s Palace casino.The expected profit comes after Macau Legend reported an almost identical level of loss of HK$228.6 million in the same period last year as a result of increased costs following the opening of Legend Palace casino and hotel in the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf precinct.The company completed the sale of NML on 27 April this year for a consideration of HK$4.6 billion, however it continues to provide gaming services at Pharaoh’s Palace under the terms of the sale via its wholly-owned subsidiary Hong Hock.
JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Sands China President and Chief Operating Officer Wilfred Wong says that final designs for transformation of its Cotai Strip property Sands Cotai Central into Londoner Macao are ongoing following the company’s recent announcement of a US$1 billion increase in its investment.“There has been, as we plan for the refurbishment of Sands Cotai Central, an increase in the scope of the works,” he told Inside Asian Gaming following a panel session at MGS Summit on Wednesday. “As we plan, we look at different public areas, different designs and we feel the need to upgrade some of these refurbishments in order for us to remain competitive. Don’t forget that it is still two years away before Sands Cotai Central turns into The Londoner so we’re really looking ahead and are very happy to invest in the future of Macau.”Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson revealed in the company’s 3Q18 earnings call earlier this month that Sands would increase its total investment into the refurbishment of Sands Cotai Central, as well as the Four Seasons and St. Regis suites, from US$1.2 billion to US$2.2 billion. Those projects will start coming online from 2020, with Dr Wong confirming that work on the first projects would begin immediately after Chinese New Year in February 2019.While the timeline puts Sands China’s new developments on a collision course with the first release of information on the upcoming Macau re-tendering process, due by no later than October next year, Dr Wong insisted he is “not going to speculate on what the tender requirements will be,” adding, “I have full faith in the Macau government to treat everyone fairly, so we’re confident.”However, he did acknowledge potential challenges ahead for all Macau operators given recent trade tensions between the US and China.“I think there are certain differences between the east and the west both in terms of their philosophy and their cultural background,” he observed. “And at a time when the western culture is dominating the world everyone follows the rules that are dictated by western culture.“Now eastern culture is emerging – China, Japan – the eastern culture has emerged and therefore there are certain ways in which we think about a problem and how we look at the world order.“That will lead to conflicts and challenges in trade, in military, in other areas and so I think this cultural difference has to be reconciliated in order for the world to reach a new world order.” RelatedPosts Load More Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch