SUNDERLAND (4-1-4-1)MANNONE, YEDLIN, KONE, KABOUL, VAN AANHOLT, KIRCHHOFF,BORINI, CATTERMOLE, M’VILA, KHAZRI,DEFOEVARDY, OLAZAKI,ALBRIGHTON, DRONKWATER, KANTE, MAHREZ, FUCHS, HUTH, MORGAN,SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLEICESTER (4-4-2)Leicester City’s quest to win the Barclays Premier League continues at the Stadium of Light. The Foxes need four wins from their remaining six games to confirm the most unlikely of Premier League triumphs after a fourth straight 1-0 win, the slim but effective victory over Southampton last weekend.That extended their advantage to seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and 11 ahead of Arsenal, in third. After their trip to Sunderland, Leicester face home games against West Ham, Swansea and Everton and visit Manchester United and Chelsea.However, such a lead has been squandered before. In the 2011-12 campaign, Manchester United led by eight points with seven games left and lost the title on goal difference, to Manchester City.So a win at troubled Sunderland is crucial ahead of two difficult away games. The home side remain in the bottom three, now four points behind 17th-place Norwich.The Black Cats, indeed, have drawn their last four league games and have won just once – at home to Manchester United – in their last 10. Four of their six wins this season have come at home.Leicester, meanwhile, have scored 29 goals on the road, the equal best with Arsenal, while they have won 10 on the road, the best in the Premier League.When the teams met in August, at the King Power Stadium, Leicester led 3-0 after 25 minutes and went on to win 4-2. But their record in the Premier League at Sunderland is poor, with three 0-0 draws and two defeats.Sunderland’s only injury victim is Duncan Watmore. Leicester, meanwhile, have one doubt, over Jeffrey Schlupp.
BILINGUAL, MONEY MAGNET, and MARLENE MY LOVE, fillies who have played second fiddle to SHE’S A MANEATER in their last two races, finally get a chance to emerge from the 1000 Guineas winner’s shadow in this afternoon’s Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks. The trio was second, third and fourth, respectively, behind SHE’S A MANEATER in the 1000 Guineas three weeks ago, almost the same order in which they had finished in last month’s Thornbird Stakes, save MONEY MAGNET being second then. With SHE’S A MANEATER out of the Oaks, nursing a pulled muscle and being reprogrammed by champion trainer Wayne DaCosta for June’s Jamaica Derby, the Oaks plot has been thickened by her withdrawal. The distance of 10 furlongs is virgin territory for the top three contending fillies. None have gone past a mile or have attempted two turns in a competitive race, a factor which could turn the race on its head despite BILINGUAL appearing to be the best closer of the lot. Going a mile in the Guineas, MONEY MAGNET and BILINGUAL ran practically the same race, trying to keep pace with SHE’S A MANEATER, who changed gears inside the final half-furlong to win by four lengths. MARLENE MY LOVE, meanwhile, ran a contrasting Guineas race, opting to sit in the pace instead of taking charge as she had done on the lead in the Thornbird Stakes. However, the change in tactics didn’t make a difference as she again proved fourth best. CUNNING JOCKEY Whereas MARLENE MY LOVE will have to improve on her Thornbird stakes and 1000 Guineas efforts, MONEY MAGNET, in particular, is rather game and should not be underestimated, having twice finished ahead of BILINGUAL before the Guineas. Though BILINGUAL got the better of her for second behind SHE’S A MANEATER in the Guineas, MONEY MAGNET’s new rider, Shane Ellis, who replaces apprentice Bebeto Harvey, is a cunning jockey, who could use his smarts to steal the race from in front. What BILINGUAL has going for her is a super-confident rider, Robert Halledeen. He rode the perfect race in the Guineas, sitting almost atop SHE’S A MANEATER’s hind quarters from a half-mile out, but was simple outclassed in the stretch run. BILINGUAL, on breeding, should stay 10 furlongs better than MONEY MAGNET. Halledeen is bang in form and relishes the big occasions, which should counter any scheme Ellis could have up his sleeves to steal a march on the field.
The governor has proposed a $9 billion bond that would earmark more than half of the money for dams that are opposed by most of the Democrats who dominate the Legislature. Both the governor and Perata, D-Oakland, have said a bond should be on the Feb. 5 ballot, although they disagree on whether the state should set aside money specifically for dams. “If we don’t do something quickly, the water in Southern California is going to be cut dramatically,” Perata said Wednesday, referring to the court’s ruling that state water deliveries be cut by about a third to protect the delta smelt. “The reason you have a special session is for urgency,” Perata added. Lawmakers have a Sept. 27 statutory deadline to put a measure on the ballot, although they can give themselves more time. Secretary of State Debra Bowen is working to determine how much more time lawmakers might have, analyzing how long election officials would need to print the ballots and voter guides before the election, said spokeswoman Nicole Winger. Perata said Wednesday that he expects the deadline could be extended to mid-October. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – The Legislature’s two top Democrats disagreed Wednesday about whether they need to rush a water bond to the February presidential primary ballot, underscoring just how complicated it could be to reach a compromise on the issue. “I’m certainly not driven by a Feb. 5 election,” Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez told The Associated Press. “I’d much rather we get it right than we do it quickly.” But Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata insisted that the bond needs to be on the Feb. 5 ballot because of a court-imposed cutback on water deliveries out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta scheduled to take effect at the end of the year. The federal court’s ruling, along with a record dry year and a looming drought, prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week to call a special session to negotiate a water bond with the Legislature.
Colin Farrell produced this amazing oil painting as a tribute to former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness.This amazing oil painting by Colin Farrell (Not the Hollywood film-star) has received wonderful plaudits after being unveiled earlier this week. Letterkenny based artist Colin Farrell, produced the painting as a tribute to the former Donegal manager who departed from the Donegal job a fortnight ago.McGuinness is a much revered figure in Donegal following his hugely successful tenure as manager. McGuinness was the county’s most successful ever manager, landing three Ulster titles, and one All-Ireland in an incredible four-year period.Colin painted the wonderful picture above of McGuinness, as a tribute to the impact the charismatic Glenties man has had on the whole county since taking over the Donegal GAA Senior team in 2010.Colin is employed as a graphic designer with Letterkenny based business 3-D Issue, but as you can see from the painting above is a supremely talented artist.Originally from Dublin, Farrell’s been a resident of Letterkenny for the best part of a decade now, and is an adopted Donegal man as you can see with his tribute painting to the great man that is Jimmy McGuinness! COLIN FARRELL PRODUCES AMAZING OIL PAINTING OF JIM MCGUINNESS! was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colin FarrellFeaturesJim McGuinnessnewsOil Paintingtribute
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Warriors are not better without Kevin Durant.Anyone who is pushing that narrative is, in essence, saying that the Warriors are better off with an amalgamation of minutes from Jonas Jerebko, Alfonzo McKinnie, and Shaun Livingston instead of 35-plus from perhaps the greatest scorer in NBA history.No offense to those reserves, who have played well in this series against the Blazers, but that’s a downright a laughable sentiment.Yet the Warriors are 5-0 since Durant went down …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hop farming requires a substantial investment in capital, time and management. A business and marketing plan is essential to developing a successful hops operation. A new factsheet has been released by OSU Extension to outline the pre-planning points that should be addressed to create a financially successful hops operation.Economic considerations and site preparation are two important points for a successful hops operation and integral to a business and marketing plan. Planning in these two areas is essential, and the business and marketing plan should be developed at least one year prior to planting the first hop plants.New hop growers are also encouraged to consider the details in this fact sheet before making an investment. Production budgets indicate at least $25,000 per acre may be needed to establish a high trellis hop planting and at least a $100,000 investment for a small-scale hop processing, drying, pelletizing, cooling, packaging and freezing facility built to federal and state food safety regulatory standards. This fact sheet looks at:Market establishmentLabor needs and availabilityFacilities for processing and storageInsurance considerationsFinancial and planning resourcesSite preparation considerations including:Site selectionField preparationPlant selectionPlant nutrition and fertilizationPest managementThe complete fact sheet can be accessed at: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-58 or can be obtained by calling your County Extension office.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has announced its first list of five candidates for the Jharkhand Assembly elections.RJD State unit president Abhay Kumar Singh on Monday said as per the list released on Sunday former Jharkhand Minister Satyanand Bhokta will be the party’s candidate for the Chatra seat. He said the other four candidates are – Sanjay Singh Yadav (Hussainabad), Sanjay Prasad Yadav (Godda), Suresh Paswan (Deoghar) and Vijay Ram (Chhatarpur).Mr. Bhokta had been the Minister in the previous NDA governments between 2000 and 2005. He joined the RJD five months ago from the BJP, RJD general secretary Ashutosh Ranjan Yadav said. The JMM, the Congress and the RJD had recently announced a pre-poll alliance in the State. As per the agreement the Congress will contest 31 seats, the JMM 43 and the RJD will put up candidates in seven constituencies. The JMM and the Congress had announced their first list of candidates for the Jharkhand Assembly elections on Sunday. Jharkhand will vote in five phases, with the first one on November 30 and the last on December 20. Results will be declared on December 23. The last date of filing nominations for the first phase of the elections is November 13.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored just 61 runs from five outings in the Indian Premier League so far but defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad are in no mood to take the former India captain lightly when they clash with Rising Pune Supergiant at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday. (Dhawan-Rohit ideal opening pair for India in Champions Trophy: VVS Laxman to India Today)WATCH: Nitish Rana, Manish Pandey dominate frenetic week 3 of IPL 2017 “Dhoni is an exceptional talent. He’s a match winner and we will not take him lightly. Even a thought will never come in my mind to take Dhoni lightly,” former India batsman VVS Laxman, now a mentor with the Hyderabad team, told India Today in an exclusive chat before their seventh game of the tournament.While Pune, with just two wins from five games, are at the seventh spot in the points table, Hyderabad have made another impressive start to the season, winning four of the six games they’ve played in so far.”Yes, it’s been a very good start for the Sunrisers. Definitely, winning the championship last year has given the confidence that we can beat any side, at any situation and in any condition. Also, the new recruits in the team gave us the luxury to pick various combination as far as the playing XI is concerned.”It is great to see that we are not depending on one or two players to win us the game, the different players who are coming and playing for us and grabbing the opportunity. Someone like Williamson, who unfortunately didn’t get a chance to play the first five games, played a phenomenal innings in the last match,” says Laxman.advertisement”It is great to see young Rashid Khan to come and perform and grab this opportunity. Also, Indian domestic bowlers in the form of Mohammad Siraj and Siddharth Kaul have impressed in the limited opportunities they got. So, it’s not only the experienced players who are doing well for the Sunrisers franchise but it is also the uncapped Indian players, the youngsters, who are delivering. We just want to continue the momentum,” he added.The Indian batting legend says he would rather focus on his team’s strength instead of thinking too much about the opposition’s weaknesses.”We just want to focus on what we want to achieve and that is something which has been our strength. We always have a strategy and a gameplan for the opposition batsman or the team. All we want to focus is on executing that plan and strategy to perfection. I believe that if we play to our potential, we can beat any side from any situation.”The likes of youngsters Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Nitish Rana and many others grabbing the spotlight in the initial stages of the tenth edition has put a big smile on the face of the Very Very Special India legend.”I have always said this that IPL is very beneficial for the uncapped Indian players. Every day for two months, these players rub shoulders with the best in the business. They are part of a dressing room which has not only India players but also the best international players. The kind of exposure and experience they get during the IPL is invaluable.”They can see how an international player prepares, what kind of mindset he has in a pressure situation and how do they work on their fitness. I am sure the international players are also sharing their experiences with the youngsters which allows them to blossom into a good cricketer.”The transition period between being a domestic player and an international cricketer is thus reduced. The other good thing is that when you perform against the best in the world, your confidence level really goes high. Once they do well in the IPL, it is important for them to continue the good show in the domestic cricket,” Laxman concluded.
Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir, who has been struggling with a shin injury, has been named in the squad for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka.Amir, who has been an automatic selection for Pakistan in all three formats of the game since his return to international cricket, had hurt his right shin during the second Test in Abu Dubai.The left-arm pacer has been advised two to three weeks rest after he underwent an MRI scan following complaints of pain in his right shin.However, he has been picked in the T20 squad after rehab in the hope that he will recover in time. Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the side.Meanwhile, veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who had been omitted from the squad that played the three-match T20 series against the World XI, has been included in the 16-member squad.Umar Amin, Faheem Ashraf and Aamer Yamin, among the players brought in for the World XI series, retain their spots.The first two matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on October 26 and 27 before teams fly to Lahore for the final game on October 29.Earlier on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed their team will tour Lahore for the third and final T20I.Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shahzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Amir (subject to fitness clearance), Rumman Raees, Usman Shinwari, Umar Amin
With only a 1.7 percent chance to land the top pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers did just that, winning the draft lottery for the second straight year.The full order of first round picks, by team, follows.The actual NBA draft will be held on June 26.1. Cleveland2. Milwaukee3. Philadelphia4. Orlando5. Utah6. Boston7. Los Angeles Lakers8. Sacramento9. Charlotte10. Philadelphia11. Denver12. Orlando13. Minnesota14. Phoenix15. Atlanta16. Chicago (From Charlotte)17. Boston (From Brooklyn)18. Phoenix19. Chicago20. Toronto21. Oklahoma City (From Dallas via Houston and Los Angeles Lakers)22. Memphis23. Utah (From Golden State)24. Charlotte (From Portland)25. Houston26. Miami27. Indiana (From Indiana)28. L.A. Clippers29. Oklahoma City30. San AntonioTweetPinShare0 Shares