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Bayern Munich Beat Lyon to Set up Final Showdown with PSG

first_imgCHAMPIONS LEAGUEBayern Munich’s relentless march through this season’s Champions League continued last night as they brushed aside Lyon to book an 11th appearance in the final of the competition and a showdown with Paris St-Germain.The German champions have barely had a glove laid on them in Europe this season, with this their 10th straight Champions League win as part of a 28-game unbeaten run stretching back to December. And Lyon simply did not have ability or approach over the 90 minutes to buck that trend.The French side will be left to rue two missed opportunities in the opening quarter, though, with Memphis Depay shooting wide after running clear before Karl Toko Ekambi struck the upright from close range after cutting in from the right.Moments after the latter effort, Serge Gnabry moved infield and fired a stunning opener for Bayern, who never looked back.Gnabry also scored the second, with a much simpler finish, following up to tap in after Anthony Lopes had blocked Robert Lewandowski’s scuffed effort from point-blank range.Ekambi could have made matters interesting had he been able to find a way past Manuel Neuer after being set up by Houssem Aouar, but the chance went begging and Lyon’s belief with it.Philippe Coutinho saw a finish ruled out for offside before Lewandowski had the final word, scoring for the ninth European game on the bounce with a header – his 15th in the competition this season.Bayern’s win ends their run of having lost the previous four Champions League semi-finals in which they had appeared. It also keeps them on course for a treble of trophies in Hansi Flick’s stellar debut campaign as coach.Sunday’s final promises to be a thriller, pitting arguably the best side in world football against one of the planet’s finest forward lines.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Republic of Ireland to find out Euro 2016 fate

first_imgMartin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland are in Pot 4, meaning they could be drawn to face England in the group stages of the tournament.First-time qualifiers Northern Ireland and Wales are in Pot 4 as well.The tournament kicks-off in June of next year.last_img

Strong support for Gillum, Nelson and Shaw among Caribbean-Americans

first_imgSenator Bill NelsonIn the race for US Senate, 69 percent of those polled support  the reelection of Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, 21 percent the election of Republican governor Rick Scott, and 10 percent still undecided.Shaw in front for attorney generalDemocrat Sean Shaw, also an Africa American, is competing against Republican Ashley Moodie to succeed Republican Pam Bondi as Florida’s Attorney General. According to the polls, Shaw  has the support of 64 percent of those polled, with Moodie Receiving 22 percent and 14 percent undecided.An overwhelming 96 percent of those polled said “they are definitely” voting in the general elections. “I have learned the consequences of not voting from the 2016 general elections” said a Haitian-American resident of Miami Shores. “I will be among the first to cast a ballot when early voting commences on October 22,”Boost from Puerto Rico’s governor for Gillum and Nelson Gillum also received a strong boost from another Caribbean source on Monday when Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rossello endorsed him for governor. Rossello also endorsed Nelson to be reelected to the US Senate.Rossello’s endorsement of Gillum is supported by the region’s large Puerto Rican community. “We welcome his endorsement for Gillum,” said Marianna Lopez of West Kendall. “Desantis is supported by Trump, who has basically neglected Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria hit the island last year. We cant trust Desantis.”Lopez, however, is conflicted over Rossello’s endorsement of Nelson. “Scott has been a good supporter of Puerto Rico since the hurricane. He has visited often. But I think I will vote for Nelson as he has been in the Senate for years,”Rossello admitted it was tough deciding whom to endorse for the US Senate race. He told the Orlando Sentinel “I really respect and value Gov. Rick Scott and everything he’s done for Puerto Rico,” but he also said, “I believe in Sen. Bill Nelson.”In endorsing Gillum, Rossello cited Gillum’s support for Puerto Rico’s quest to become a US state. The Caribbean American voting bloc, including English-speaking Caribbean immigrants, Haitians and Puerto Ricans are traditional registered Democrats. However, in past elections, the turn-out of this bloc have not been up to expectation. If, as the CNW poll indicates, the turn-out among Caribbean-Americans is high in the upcoming elections it augers well for Democratic candidates on Florida’s ballot. In a few days Florida voters will begin receiving mail-in ballots for the November 6 general elections, and on October 22 early voting begins in most counties, but several Caribbean American voters have already made up their minds, and are ready to cast their votes.Based on a recently (September 27 to 30) conducted poll on behalf of CNW, there’s evidence of strong support among South Florida Caribbean American voters for the campaigns of Democrats Andrew Gillum for state governor, Bill Nelson’s reelection to the US Senate, and Sean Shaw as the next state attorney general.The survey conducted among 618 registered voters residing in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade Counties indicated 82 percent (507) of these voters have “firmly” made up their minds whom to vote for in state races in the upcoming general elections.Strong lead for GillumIn the race for governor between Democrat Andrew Gillum, and Republican Ron Desantis, 74 percent indicated support for Gillum, 13 percent for Desantis, and 13 percent undecided.Although Gillum is African American, who could become Florida’s first black governor, only 23 percent of those who indicated support for Gillum admitted they are supporting him because of his race. Rather, the majority (55 percent) said they are voting for Gillum because he has put forward arguments that supports their social and economic concerns. “My entire household, and several other friends and relatives, supports Gillum because he seems to understand the basic need of the majority of the people. I like that he wants to increase minimum wage, improve healthcare with a comprehensive plan, and improve education and the safety of our students,” said a Caribbean American in Boca Raton.On the other hand, among those supporting Desantis, one Miramar voter believes Gillum’s proposals are “Unrealistic pipe dreams. If he’s elected his policies will mean higher taxes for Floridians.”last_img read more

BHM Feature: African American U.S. presidential candidates: 1981- 2000

first_imgLarry Holmes was the first secretary of the Workers World Party (WWP), and a strong supporter of immigrant rights, and black and brown unity in the US, twice ran for President of the United States on the WWP, in 1984 and 1988. He received 17,985 votes in the 1984 elections when Ronald Reagan was re-elected president, but only 7,846 votes in 1988, the year George W. Bush was elected president. Dennis L. Serrette was born in Harlem, New York in the 1940s, was the New Alliance Party candidate for president in the 1984 election. The ticket received 46,854 votes in the elections, which was considered a significant feat at the time. Serrette has been a union activist since 1964. In 1972, he became a founding member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. He was also elected as president of the United Association for Labor Education.Edward Winn (February 12, 1937 – June 25, 1995) was a candidate for the Socialist Equality Party in 1984 and 1988. He received 10,801 votes in 1984, and 18,693 votes in 1988.Reverend Jesse Jackson is a civil rights leader, Baptist minister and politician, who made two bids for president, representing the Democratic Party. In his 1984 bid he secured only 486 votes at the Democratic Party convention. In 1988, he gave what was considered an impressive bid. Challenging, the eventual Democratic Party nominee Michael Dukakis to represent the party, he won 55 percent of the votes in the Michigan caucus, and narrowly lost to Dukakis in the Wisconsin primary.  At the conclusion of the 1988 Democratic Party primary season, Jackson had captured 6.9 million votes and won 11 contests: seven primaries (Alabama, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and Virginia) and four caucuses (Delaware, Michigan, South Carolina and Vermont). However, at the party convention that year he received only 1,218 votes, losing to Dukakis. Lenora Branch Fulani is an American psychologist, psychotherapist, and political activist. She is well known for her development of youth programs, serving minority communities in the New York City area.  In the 1988 presidential elections she represented the New Alliance Party.  She made history as the first woman and African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states. She received more votes (217,219) for president in a general election than any other woman in history until Jill Stein of the Green Party of the United States in 2012. In 1992, she made another bid, but her support dropped to only 73,714 votes. Fulani’s political concerns include racial equality, gay rights and,  political reform, specifically to encourage third parties. Ronald Daniels represented the Peace and Freedom Party in the 1988 election. His ticket received 27,949 votes.  Helen Halyard and Isabell Masters represented the Workers League and the Looking Back parties in the 1988 election, and won 3,050 and 327 votes, respectively. James “Mac” Warren is a journalist and steel worker who ran as the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president in 1988 and 1992. Warren and his running mates received 23,533 votes in 1992, and 602 in 1988. Warren also ran against incumbent Richard M. Daley for mayor of Chicago in 1991, receiving less than 1% of the votes. Douglas Wilder was elected as the first black governor of Virginia in 1990 Wilder, but made a run for president in 1992. However, it was short lived as he withdrew his candidacy before the first primary was held in Ohio to focus on his role as Virginia’s governor. Wilder left office in 1994 because of Virginia’s prohibition of successive gubernatorial terms. He subsequently was elected Mayor of Richmond, Virginia in 2005 serving until 2009. Alan Keyes – A Republican, Keyes entered the presidential race on three occasions – 1996, 2000, and 2008. Prior to his political pursuits, in 2005 Keyes was appointed Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations by President Ronald Reagan. He served as Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1985 to 1987. He was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Maryland against Paul Sarbanes in 1988 and Barbara Mikulski in 1992, and  in Illinois against Barack Obama in 2004. Keyes lost all three elections by wide margins. In the 1996, presidential elections in which Bill Clinton was re-elected, he received only one vote and Bob Dole was nominated to represent the Republican Party. He feared somewhat better in 2000 when he won six votes at the convention in which George W. Bush was nominated and eventually won that election. He again sought the nomination in 2008, but ran into problems with other Republican candidates like Rudy Giuliani, and eventually withdrew his bid although he remained on the Republican ballots in many state primaries. The Republican nominee in that year, 2008, was the late John McCain. After withdrawing his candidacy for the Republican Party he continued his presidential bid representing the Constitution Party. James Harris is an American communist politician and member of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party. He was the party’s candidate for president in 1996, receiving 8,463 votes and again in 2000 when his ticket received 7,378 votes.  Monica Gail Moorehead is an American retired teacher, activist, and frequent candidate for the presidential nomination representing the Workers World Party (WWP). A political activist since high school, Moorehead distributed newspapers for the Black Panther Party and subsequently joined the WWP in 1972. She rose to the national leadership in 1979. Her presidential campaign in 1996 received around 29,000 votes. In 2000, she also ran and received 4,795 votes. That year she was only on the ballot in Florida, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin.Angel Joy Rocker registered to represent the Republican Party in the election in 2000, when she sought to be the first black female Republican candidate from Florida. Records indicate she only participated in an Alabama straw poll in which she received 6 votes. She died in 2003.last_img read more

Critical Mandate… IBA Ireland backs new Trust with €1 million funding

first_img Irish bookies to receive tax relief under 2020 budget October 9, 2019 StumbleUpon Submit Irish betting/gambling stakeholders have agreed to establish the ‘Gambling Awareness Trust’, aiming to improve Ireland’s problem-gambling harm networks, counselling, research and treatment.The Trust has been established as an independent charity and has received a commitment of €1 million in initial funding from the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA).In its mandate, the Gambling Awareness Trust seeks to fund research of problem gambling, raise awareness of gambling harms, whilst further helping Irish health stakeholders’ in the treatment of the addiction.Governing directives, the Trust has established its first board, which will be chaired Tom Hayes, Ireland’s former Junior Minister for Agriculture.Hayes is joined by former Minister of State for Primary Care, Kathleen Lynch (Labour Ireland), retired Garda Superintendent John Ford, judge Gillian Hussey and addiction treatment and research specialist Willie Collins, Partner at Aire Counselling.Maintaining the Trust’s independent governance, the IBA has detailed that it will hold no board representation.  The IBA expects to make its full announcement on the Gambling Awareness Trust later this week.The Gambling Awareness Trust will be set-up regardless of progress made by the Fine Gael government on revamping the nation’s gambling regulatory framework, and finally delivering Ireland’s new ‘Gambling Control Bill’.For years’ national stakeholders have branded Ireland’s gambling framework as not fit for purpose, with wagering laws governed by the mandates of the Gaming & Lotteries Act 1956 and the Betting Act of 1931.At present, Irish betting incumbents, await the publication of the Dáil policy review on its approved 2% turnover tax, a last-minute concession granted by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, examining the impact of increased betting charges on betting ship closures and job losses.Entering 2019, David Stanton Ireland’s Minister of Equality and Integration, considered the architect of the ‘Gambling Control Bill’, stated to media that regardless of the tax outcome on betting, Ireland would establish its new gambling framework this year.Furthermore, Stanton pledged that Fine Gael would establish a new gambling regulatory unit – The Gambling Control Office, tasked with monitoring advertising standards, marketing/promotions, underage gambling and social responsibility directives. Share Irish political parties push for gambling reform January 29, 2020 Bruce Betting buyout sees BoyleSports expand home network November 11, 2019 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

NBA: Harden matches Chamberlain’s 57-year-old scoring record

first_imgHouston Rockets’ James Harden recorded his 31st consecutive 30-point game on Thursday, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in the NBA.Harden, 29, the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, scored 42 points in a 121-111 defeat by the Minnesota Timberwolves.Chamberlain, who also holds the top position, scored at least 30 points in 65 consecutive games in 1961-62, his run of 31 started that same season.Thursday night also marked Harden’s 22nd 40-point game of the season.No other player in the NBA has more than seven 40-point games.The Rockets, who are currently fifth in the Western Conference, have won 16 of their games when Harden scores 40 points. Is Harden more dominant than Chamberlain?His 30-point streak, which started on 13 December, looked in doubt after he finished the first quarter with just five points, but an emphatic 15-point second quarter followed and he hit the 30-point mark in the third quarter.Harden faces a week-long wait in his bid to pass Chamberlain, with the Rockets returning from the All Star break on 21 February to face LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers.Chamberlain’s record 65-game run was ended on 24 February, 1962 when the Boston Celtics held him to just 26 points. The next day he scored 67 to start a 31-game streak of 30-point games.last_img read more

LIVE: Putin opens 2018 World Cup draw ceremony in Moscow

first_imgPutin and Pele at the World Cup draw todayTweets about @FIFAWorldCup Moscow, Russia | AFP |  Russian leader Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday opened the ceremony for the 2018 World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow.“Our country is looking forward to the championship and intends to hold it at the highest level,” Putin said in the televised address.“We have loved this sport a long time, with a strong affection that stretches across the country,” he said, promising to “do everything for (the championship) to be a grand sports festival.”“I am sure that the forthcoming World Cup will be a huge factor in the development of the sport both in the Russian regions and throughout the whole world.” The football world descended upon Moscow to find out who will play who, when and where at the competition next year.The setting, by Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral, could scarcely be grander.The success of the tournament is a matter of personal pride for Putin after the Russian strongman helped wrest the June 14-July 15 competition from England in an ugly 2010 battle before relations with the West dramatically collapsed over Ukraine. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

United stars face axe as Mourinho fumes

first_img“So is not rotating, because rotating looks like a player that plays against Bournemouth is to give a rest to somebody that is going to play against Spurs in the semi-final.“So, the word is not rotation, it is an opportunity for people, for some people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs – and some of the guys that played (against West Brom), they don’t have a place in that team.”Jose Mourinho says any good performances against Bournemouth tomorrow night will be rewarded with a place in the team for our @EmiratesFACup semi-final…— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 17, 2018Asked to clarify if he meant that some of those who under-performed against West Brom would now not play against Tottenham, Mourinho retorted: “Yeah.“What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team? I only know one criteria: the way you play is the only way I can select players.“Or do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their beautiful face? The only way is to go with performance.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho has vowed to drop several of Manchester United’s stars as he fumes over their lacklustre loss to West Bromwich Albion.United crashed to a shock 1-0 home defeat against bottom of the table Albion on Sunday as Jay Rodriguez sealed the visitors’ first Premier League win in three months.The limp performance gift-wrapped the Premier League title for arch rivals Manchester City and left United boss Mourinho seething.FT: #MUFC 0 West Brom 1.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 15, 2018He accused his players of resting on their laurels after beating City two weeks ago.Now Mourinho will take action when he selects his team for Wednesday’s Premier League trip to Bournemouth and Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley.“Rotating is not the right word,” Mourinho said. “If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final.last_img read more

Nadal, with Marc López, returns to the doubles three years later

first_imgRafa Nadal may also compete in the doubles of the Indian Wells Masters 1,000, Will probably be held from Monday, March 9 to Sunday 22. Will probably be accomplished with Marc López. Each have been champions of this identical match in two editions (2010 and 2012), though the nice feat of this pair was the Olympic gold of Rio 2016. For Nadal, it means returning to this modality three years later. Exactly in Indian Wells, he paired with the Australian Bernard Tomic. They fell in the second spherical. Since then, not counting Davis, ATP Cup or Laver Cup, Nadal had not competed in the circuit. The duo enters the field at the invitation of the match director, former Tommy Haas. Collectively with López, Nadal gained two different titles: in Doha (2009 and 2011). In complete, eleven twisted with quite a few totally different {couples}: Pablo Carreño, Juan Monaco, Tommy Robredo, Albert Costa and Alex López. The latter was the first of them, in 2003.The opposite match invitation in doubles is for Novak Djokovic, who can have his compatriot Victor Troicki as a pair. Being the first 1,000 Masters of the match, earlier than the dizzying tempo of the calendar begins, Gamers have extra probability of alternating singles and doubles.last_img read more