Best attack in Europe REAL MADRID La Liga 20.7 (shots per game) 2.29 (Goals per game) 8 (Shots on target per game) 10.4 (dribbles per game) 55.3% (Possession percentage) AS ROMA Serie A 20.7 (shots per game) 2.29 (Goals per game) 6.7 (Shots on target per game) 10.6 (dribbles per game) 56.8% (Possession percentage) LIVERPOOL Premier League 19.3 (shots per game) 2.57 (goals per game) 7 (Shots on target per game) 15.1 (dribbles per game) 57.9% (Possession percentage) BAYERN MUNICH Bundesliga 19 (Shots per game) 2.67 (goals per game) 6.5 (Shots on target per game) 11.2 (Dribbles per game) 65.8% (Possession percentage) JUVENTUS Serie A 18.9 (shots per game) 2.14 (goals per game) 7.3 (shots on target per game) 9.9 (dribbles per game) 55.1% (Possession percentage) BARCELONA La Liga 16.1 (shots per game) 3.14 (Goals per game) 6 (Shots on target per game) 13.6 (dribbles per game) 63.1 (Possession percentage) *Statistics provided by Squawka and whoscored.com
REDUNDANCY PACKAGE Shane Dalling, managing director of Caymanas Track Limited, revealed yesterday that the company will conduct winding up operations from a new location after the racing complex is handed over to the new company, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment, next Tuesday. Speaking at a press briefing in the Trainers’ Room at Caymanas Park yesterday, Dalling said that CTL, would be relocated to 78 Hagley Park Road, Kingston, inside the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries building. “We owe millions of dollars to our creditors, entities like the security company and the utility companies. We, in turn, are owed millions by the Off Track Betting parlours and bookmakers. In order to tidy up our finances, these monies will have to be collected as SVL did not buy the liabilities of CTL under the lease agreement,” he explained. Meanwhile, Dalling further disclosed that outstanding purse money from January 25 owed to the stakeholders would be paid by CTL, in conjunction with long-time partners ISP Finance Services, as soon as they are cleared by the Jamaica Racing Commission. He also said that the payment of the $200 million redundancy package set aside for the 370 workers of CTL would be made on Monday. “The cheques are ready and these will be distributed among the workers on Monday morning,” he said. A spokesman for SVL Racing and Entertainment disclosed on Wednesday that in order to ensure a smooth transition, most workers would be kept on to ensure a smooth transition. An evaluation of each worker will be made over the next three months to decide who will be kept on. Dalling believes that between 80 and 90 per cent of the workforce will be retained. Simulcast racing will be suspended on March 6 and 7. Unclaimed winnings will be held by CTL for another 90 days before these will be ineligible for cashing and handed over to the BGLC in accordance with the rules and regulations. Meanwhile, a meeting has been scheduled between SVL Racing and Entertainment and the stakeholders at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, today. – O.C.
MOST READ “We’re continuously taking steps to improve officiating through reviews and regular practices,” operations and technical director Eric Castro told the Inquirer at the heels of the league’s admission of the wrong call on Thursday.“Upon review of the video of the February 27, 2019 game between Northport Batang Pier and Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters, the PBA Technical Group had come to the conclusion and admits that the Offensive Foul called by one of the referees against Northport’s Sean Anthony, during the last 47.8 seconds of the 4th quarter of the game, was a wrong call,” the league said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe statement added that the erring official will also be sanctioned.Castro and supervisor of officials Bong Pascual hold regular practices for referees every Tuesday and Thursday and will increase review sessions to make referees aware of mistakes they make during games. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ilagan ready for twin track tournaments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Coach Pido Jarencio was highly critical of the call, telling reporters after the match: “Referees don’t decide the game. Let the players win the game and lose the game.”“Last one minute then you call offensive foul? And in the video, it’s so clear that there was none,” added Jarencio.NorthPort would have led by three after Anthony’s triple. Instead, possession went to Phoenix. Matthew Wright was later slapped an offensive foul in the next play, but the Batang Pier could not convert after that.Jason Perkins sealed the victory with two free throws.“It’s a lose-lose situation so I’d rather not comment on it. I’m trusting the PBA office to look into it. I got to reserve my comment because nothing I can say can change anything and I don’t want get in trouble,” Anthony told the press.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Even Wright felt NorthPort drew a bad break.“It was ugly. I honestly felt we deserved to lose that game,” he said. “I didn’t see a foul when Sean Anthony hit the shot. I guess when they called a foul on me, that was a make up call.“But I feel like it was a very strange game, very inconsistent but someone had to win and I’m just happy that we were lucky enough to win this game even without Stanley (Pringle) playing,” he added.“Rest assured that the PBA Technical Group holds impartiality, transparency, fairness and integrity as prime values in officiating and with only what is best for the league and its fans in mind,” the league said in its statement.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sean Anthony (middle) of NorthPort had a crucial three-pointer disqualified in his team’s close defeat to Phoenix. —PBA IMAGESThe Philippine Basketball Association will continue to work on its officiating even as it admitted that one of its officials erred in making a crucial call during Wednesday night’s match between Phoenix and NorthPort.Batang Pier forward Sean Anthony’s three-point shot was nullified with 48 seconds remaining and he was charged with an offensive foul—his sixth—as Phoenix escaped with a 98-96 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments
The local aviation industry has been boosted with the addition of 27 aeronautical engineers as the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School on Friday hosted its 19th graduation ceremony.Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Egbert Fields welcomed the 33 technical officers to the aviation sector.This is as the local industry continues to expand, resulting in more personsSome of the newly licensed aeronautical engineersbecoming interested in pursuing the field of aeronautical engineering.While 33 young aviators graduated from the institution housed at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, only 27 are licensed.Of the 33 students graduating the Aeronautical Engineering School, 29 applied to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority for their licences to commence operations. From this total, 27 of the graduates were approved and granted the necessary authorisation.Delivering the feature address at the graduation ceremony was Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Egbert Fields, who outlined the significance of the aviation sector, while reiterating the responsibilities now entrusted on each of the graduating students.“Aviation is the key for development and that is where you fit in as young engineers. You are the ones who will be there to prepare the aircraft, to maintain the aircraft, to ensure that the aircraft flies safely.”The GCAA Director General congratulated both the graduating class of 2017 and the institution for their landmark achievement recorded for the first time this year.Emerging at the forefront of the graduating class for 2017 was Raphel Roger, who secured all distinctions.In light of the several ills to befall the aviation sector in recent months, Fields charged the newly certified technical officers to comply with the regulations governing their practices as they kick off their careers as aeronautical engineers.“You cannot allow lawless or disorder to get into aviation. You cannot allow not sticking to the right practices and not adhering to the regulations to come into aviation,” insisted the Director General.The Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School was commissioned in 1997, with the first year seeing an enrollment on seven students.Twenty years later, the institution this year registered 28 new students and has thus far produced a total of 394 aeronautical engineers.The school has over the years established itself as a top of the notch aviation academy, having being certified by several authorities, both locally and internationally. In fact, the Harry Wendt School Aeronautical Engineer School is the only of its kind to receive the much sought after ISO 9001 certification across the region.
What kept UCLA from joining the elite ranks was the size of the class. The Bruins lost only eight scholarship seniors, and two other players to medical issues, so they signed just 10 players, matching the lowest number in the nation and the fewest for a BCS conference. “This class is going to (have) the quality playmakers that are going to be differences in our program in the future,” Dorrell said. “This class has been our best class so far, since I’ve been here. It’s about quality.” The loss of Conte was big. He originally gave an oral commitment to California, but changed his mind last month and switched to UCLA. Dorrell said he and his staff learned Wednesday morning that Conte had changed his mind again and signed with Cal. “It was a very hard choice for him and a hard decision,” said Conte’s mom, Anne. “He maturely looked at a lot of things, not just football. I think there were a lot of intangible things he considered. He struggled and struggled and struggled with it. It’s been a pretty emotional day for him.” Conte did not return a message left on his cell phone. “Those things happen,” Dorrell said. “It’s common. It happens a lot. We got exactly the number we were targeting to get. We’re in pretty good shape the way things ended up.” It was previously reported that safety Robert Kibble (multiple sclerosis) would take a medical scholarship and end his football career, and Dorrell said offensive lineman Chris Johnson (shoulder) is doing the same. Among the signees who may make an immediate impact are Price, Carter, defensive back Courtney Viney (Edison of Fresno), linebacker Steve Sloan (Archbishop Mitty of San Jose) and linebacker/defensive end Akeem Ayers (Verbum Dei). Safety Glenn Love (Hamilton of Chandler, Ariz.), tight end Nate Chandler (Mira Mesa of San Diego) could see action. Meanwhile, quarterback Chris Forcier (St. Augustine of San Diego), offensive lineman Mike Harris (Duarte) and defensive end Justin Edison (Verbum Dei) will have time to develop in the system. “We had to put some targets on some guys early,” Dorrell said. “We landed the guys that we wanted to at the very beginning, with Brian Price and Raymond Carter, and we followed it up with some very quality picks that, I think, were important for us to have in this class.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The group is led by Crenshaw defensive tackle Brian Price and tailback Raymond Carter, both of whom should play significant roles in the upcoming season. UCLA’s class was ranked 38th in the nation by rivals.com, but the average of 3.60 stars per player ranked eighth nationally, despite the unexpected defection of Loyola High safety Chris Conte. “I’m a little bit confused with how they do the rankings,” Dorrell said. “It’s hard for us to be a highly ranked recruiting class because our numbers were so small. But if you go by in terms of quality that is in the class, I would say it’s probably top-10, or inside the top 10.” Rick Kimbrel, who runs bruinblitz.com on the rivals.com network, said several factors determine the rankings. “It is the quality of the player and depth of the class,” Kimbrel said. “I guess you could say, the more, the merrier.” UCLA’s recruiting class barely registers on the national radar, but that did not dampen the spirit of Bruins football coach Karl Dorrell. Not when, top to bottom, he signed arguably his best of five classes Wednesday on national letter of intent signing day.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini claims Frank Lampard will struggle to tear himself away from the club’s Premier League title battle with former club Chelsea to join New York City FC in the New Year.Former England midfielder Lampard is due to end his Etihad Stadium loan stint in January and link up with new club New York, after leaving Chelsea last summer on a free transfer.The 36-year-old’s collected finish cemented City’s vital 3-0 victory at Southampton that moves Pellegrini’s side second in the table.And, having become a central figure in his short time in Manchester, the Chilean reiterated the club will hold talks with Lampard and the Major League Soccer franchise before Christmas to find a solution to suit all parties.“That’s why we’re going to have to make the best decision for him, for the club, for New York City, for everyone,” said Pellegrini, conceding Lampard would not want to desert the champions’ quest to retain their title.“I will continue to answer this question in the same way: we are going to decide in December when we have to make the decision, what will happen with Frank.”Lampard originally believed he was arriving at City to stay match-fit ahead of his move to New York, part-run by the Manchester club’s owners.But Pellegrini has been hugely impressed by the Chelsea legend’s attitude and influence, and conceded he remains intent on pushing to extend the former England star’s stay at City.“I don’t think anyone can find it strange the way Frank Lampard plays football, he knows all what you must do to win in this sport,” added the boss.“Maybe he’s not able at 36 to play three games in a row in the same week, maybe he cannot play 90 minutes every game.“Because he played 90 minutes in midweek that was why it wasn’t good for him to start again, but he played a very good 25 minutes and he always makes the difference because he’s a top player.“Frank is not only a top player, he’s a great professional also, he’s a great professional and a great person.“He’s very happy here in our team, I think that Frank also enjoys the way we play because he makes the difference in the last 25 to 30 metres, so he’s very happy here and we’re very happy with him.” 1 Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard celebrates
Tottenham defender Danny Rose 1 England have suffered yet another injury blow for upcoming Lithuania and Italy clashes with news Tottenham defender Danny Rose has withdrawn from the squad.Stars have dropped like flies since last week’s team announcement and the 24-year-old becomes the latest player to drop out, having received a late call up as a replacement for the injured Luke Shaw.Manchester United youngster Shaw pulled out of the squad on Saturday with a hamstring problem but left-back Rose has now been sent back to his club with an injury of his own.An FA statement released on Wednesday night read: “Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose has withdrawn from the England camp through injury.“The left-back will play no further part in preparation for the forthcoming fixtures against Lithuania and Italy and has returned to his club.”
1 Premier League target Luiz Adriano is wanted by Serie A trio Inter, AC Milan and Roma.The Shakhtar Donetsk forward has been eyed by Arsenal and Chelsea after scoring nine goals in last season’s Champions League – five of them at BATE Borisov.But they have not firmed up their interest and his agent has confirmed that the only contact has come from Italy, although he admits Shakhtar are not keen to part with one of their most prized assets.“It’s absolutely true, Roma, Inter and Milan are interested in Luiz Adriano, but it all depends on Shakhtar,” agent Gilmar Veloz told Globo Esporte.“The Ukraine club doesn’t seem to want to release the player before the end of the year. They’d only let him go if a club managed to reach an economic agreement with Shakhtar.“So far, we have no evidence that is possible.” Luiz Adriano
Lisa Baughn – a graduate student in the geography department at California State University, Northridge – has earned a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to become a teaching assistant in Indonesia, the college announced last week. “I’m at the point in my life where I’m really open to a new way of living,” said Baughn, 26, of Simi Valley, who will leave to begin her training this summer. “I’m also extremely interested in what it will be like to be a woman in a Muslim country.” Once in Indonesia, Baughn plans to implement a community literacy and American culture project, offering reading and writing instruction. She will also provide Western cultural activities involving books, the Internet, newspapers, field trips, slideshows and lectures on life in America. “Lisa has cultural flexibility,” geography department chair Antonio Hussey said. “She’ll be able to go to a foreign culture and have the awareness not to offend, but to become part of the culture.” Participants should bring bagged fruit to participating fire stations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For directions to participating fire stations call (818) 718-6460 or see www.vic-la.org. Students from Marymount High School in Los Angeles donated books to several local public school libraries, including Roscoe Elementary in Sun Valley and NEW Academy in Canoga Park. The 108 Marymount sophomores worked with the nonprofit organization BookEnds based in West Hills, which recycles children’s books through student-run book drives throughout Southern California. Along with the books, the Marymount students prepared reading lessons for the younger students based on their research of reading methods and learning, and using their own favorite childhood books. For information on BookEnds, call (818) 716-1198 or www.bookends.org. Submit Community Column items via email to email@example.com; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills 91367. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event The Fulbright program provides grants for a variety of educational activities, including advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright introduced it in 1945. Charles D. Schoor of Valley Village has been elected to the board of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He has served as the organization’s national vice president since 2002. “His experience, along with his compassion and commitment to our cause, will prove vitally important to our continued progress,” said Robert Ross, the organization’s president and CEO. Schoor is a partner in the law firm of Blue and Schoor in Los Angeles. Valley Interfaith Council will sponsor Citrus Sunday on April 9, when residents are asked to donate fruit from their backyard trees to help the homeless.
PALMDALE – Los Angeles County supervisors asked the state Public Utilities Commission to earmark money for building an overpass across the Metrolink tracks for Avenue S, newly widened to four lanes. An overpass would improve safety and traffic flow by separating the road from the trains, for which motorists now must stop several times a day, officials said. “That’s something the city of Palmdale and the county have been working on for some time,” said Norm Hickling, an aide to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Palmdale now has four streets that cross the Metrolink tracks, but none has a bridge. City government, the California Department of Transportation and Metrolink are facing a lawsuit from the family of a 75-year-old woman who died in 2003 when a train slammed into her station wagon as it sat stuck in Palmdale Boulevard traffic. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The problem is that the California Transportation Commission annually distributes a total of $15 million, less than the cost of one bridge, for railroad crossings statewide. Los Angeles County officials in the 1990s were awarded $5 million toward an overpass for Sierra Highway near Avenue P-8, just north of downtown Palmdale. That money has not been spent, and Palmdale officials would like to shift it toward building a crossing, estimated to cost $35 million, at Rancho Vista Boulevard. “The city’s top priority is Rancho Vista Boulevard,” Palmdale Public Works Director Leon Swain said. The supervisors Tuesday asked the state Public Utilities Commission to add the Avenue S crossing and a second crossing for Sierra Highway, south of Palmdale, to its railroad-crossing priority list. The southern Sierra Highway crossing would be built near Barrel Springs Road, which would be rerouted so that both roads crossed the railroad tracks in one undercrossing. “If we can get on the list, we have a better chance of getting some funding. How much money can we get? We have no idea,” said True Pawluk, spokeswoman on county roads. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!