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first_imgIN THE END it was an unexpectedly serene night for Tottenham in the hostile atmosphere of Belgrade.It could have been oh so different if Milan Pavkov had done better with one of the numerous openings presented to him.4 Full debutant Lo Celso bagged his first goal for SpursCredit: AP:Associated Press4 Lo Celso celebrates Spurs’ opener with Son Heung-minCredit: AP:Associated PressOr if Paulo Gazzaniga wasn’t in such fine form.But a goal on his first start for the impressive Giovani Lo Celso, and a second half brace from Son Heung-min gave Spurs a really important victory as they look to progress from Group B.Here is how SunSport rated each individual performance on a good night for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.PAULO GAZZANIGAThe in-form Argentine made a superb stop in the first half to deny Pavkov one-on-one. Frustrated Red Star once again just before half-time with an exquisite fingertip save to touch Van la Parra’s effort onto the post. 8JUAN FOYTHTried manfully to get to the byline, but often lacked the pace to really make an impact going forward. Reasonably solid defensively. 6DAVINSON SANCHEZBig let off when he struck his own crossbar just before the break after Rajiv Van la Parra had hit the post. A few harum scarum moments but ultimately decent. 6ERIC DIERBooked in the first half for an aerial challenge with Pavkov. Like Sanchez, a few scary moments, but was reasonably assured on just his third start of the season. Tried to bring the ball out of defence. 6DANNY ROSENice run and square pass to set up Son’s second goal. Not overly troubled defensively, but an improved display nonetheless. Nice pass to play Sessegnon in behind for Tottenham’s fourth. 74 Rose battled away for SpursCredit: ReutersMOUSSA SISSOKOBustling, disciplined performance. Understated but stuck to his task well. Always on hand to cover for his team-mates when they went for a wander. Typically dependable. 7TANGUY NDOMBELEKept the scramble alive with a good challenge in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal. Nearly gifted Red Star a golden chance when his slack pass gave the ball away in midfield – lucky that Pavkov was wasteful. Burst forward brilliantly before passing the ball to Alli who found Son for Spurs’ second goal. 7GIOVANI LO CELSOWon the ball brilliantly on the halfway line in the build-up to his goal. After finding Harry Kane the ball eventually scrambled to the Argentine who took a  good touch and finished smartly after Red Star had somehow kept it out. Was very involved playing nominally off the right hand side, particularly in the first half. Promising touches and vision – exciting for Spurs fans. STAR MAN 8DELE ALLIRelatively quiet night for Dele. Tried plenty of flicks and first time passes, with few coming off. Did, however, weight his pass perfectly to tee up Son’s first goal. 6SON HEUNG-MINSomehow conspired to miss twice in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal. With the keeper down Son scuffed his first shot into one of the defenders on the line, before shortly after smacking the bar from about a yard, spared blushes by Lo Celso. Did eventually get on the scoresheet when he rifled home from Dele Alli’s through ball. On hand shortly after to apply the simple finish to Danny Rose’s square. 84 A much better night for Son Heung-minCredit: EPAHARRY KANELashed into the side netting in the first half. Struck the post in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal after a slightly heavy touch. Dangerous in possession. Gorgeous through ball for Rose in the build up to Son’s second. Dragged a shot wide from seven yards after Eriksen’s cutback. 7SUBS:LATEST SPURS NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearEriksen (for Alli, 61 mins) – dangerous cutback to set up a decent chance for Kane. Finished smartly from Sessegnon’s centre. 7Sessegnon (for Son, 75 mins) – Lovely run and cross for Eriksen’s goal. 7Skipp (for Lo Celso, 86mins) – A special night for the youngster, to make his Champions League debut. Booked. 6Not used: Vorm, Alderweireld, Davies, Lucas Moura Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to redlast_img read more

first_imgBesiktas3-one0-3 Leicesterone-0one-one ChampionsJuventustwo-03-0 Temp.CompetitionRivalGoingReturn Real Madridtwo-0two-two ChampionsBayernone-0two-one 18-19CupSant Andreu0-one4-0 Las Palmas0-twotwo-3 12-13CupJaen0-3one-0 Qualifying with triumph of Atlético in the first leg Betistwo-0one-one Getafe3-00-0 ChampionsLeverkusentwo-40-0 Eibar3-0two-two 11-12Europa LeagueLazioone-3one-0 Perhaps neither Juventus, the only team capable of tracing him, almost a year ago, at this point in the Champions League. Atleti went to Turin with a 2-0 (goals of Giménez and Godín), but ended up falling 3-0 and therefore removed. It is the precedent that, by recent and because it should serve as a lesson, moderates euphoria in the dressing room.Of those 26 double-match duels that began with triumph, seven were in Europa League (2012 and 2018) and in six of them the Atleti also won in the return, only Sporting from Portugal escaped. In Copa he did it 14 times and only Las Palmas won the second round (2017), although his 2-3 in the Calderón was not enough to turn the 0-2 of Gran Canaria. Hannovertwo-oneone-two 15-16CupReusone-twotwo-0 Valencia4-two0-one 17-18CupLleida0-43-0 ChampionsMilan0-one4-one 14-15CupHospitalet0-3two-two Who strikes first strikes twice and in the case of Atlético this is accomplished quite frequently. Almost as a norm. Of the previous 26 qualifiers in which the Simeone team, since that 2011-12, won the first leg, passed round in 25. Although it is true that he rarely had a rival like the one waiting for him in Anfield, so you have to take the data with caution … 16-17CupGuijuelo0-64-one 13-14CupSant Andreu0-4two-one Athleticone-0one-two Europa LeagueCopenhagenone-4one-0 Sportingtwo-0one-0 Sevilletwo-onetwo-two Lokomotiv3-0one-5 * In bold, Atlético’s goals.But the most intense clashes have been, without doubt, the five Champions. To Milan (2014) and at Leverkusen (2017) beat them at home of first and to Bayern (2016), to Leicester (2017) and to Juventus (2019) at home, like now to Liverpool. Against the Bavarians, Atlético took what is for many the most agonizing joy of the Simeone era. Saul’s Maradonian goal in the Calderón he gave advantage to the rojiblancos, who in Munich suffered a gale during the first half. However, only Xabi Alonso scored and even Oblak failed a penalty to Müller. After the break, Griezmann tied and Lewandowski shot the suffering with 2-1, but it didn’t happen from there and Atleti got into the final. The outcome can be An example to hold on to.last_img read more

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first_imgWith the opening of the Orange Line busway in the San Fernando Valley and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed state infrastructure bond, suddenly all of Los Angeles is thinking seriously about transit. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has a transit vision that strongly emphasizes rail lines, including a multibillion-dollar Wilshire Boulevard subway. But is this the best way to go to relieve L.A.’s transportation woes? Already, Villaraigosa is moving quickly in his role as chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, presiding over the MTA’s approval of the Exposition light-rail line, and the beginning of tunnel operations for the Gold Line light-rail extension. He has joined the chorus of U.S. leaders of cities with populations near 1 million or above who see rail transit as an important badge of distinction, and also a way to relieve road traffic problems. Many serious people cling to these and similar ideas, but we now have much experience with new rail-transit systems in Los Angeles and elsewhere that indicates this vision is incorrect. Over the last 15 years, the MTA has constructed five fixed-guideway transit lines. Collectively, all five serve about a quarter-million boardings per day. Los Angeles County has about 10 million residents, with the average person taking approximately four trips per day. Taken together, these lines account for just over one-half of 1 percent of all daily Los Angeles County trips. What’s more, the Red Line subway and the Blue and Green light-rail lines have all been operating for some years, and are unlikely to gain many more riders. The light-rail Gold Line and the Orange Line busway are much newer, but have no greater potential to attract riders than their predecessors. If we are very careful about counting transit trips instead of transit boardings, and recognize that 70 percent of rail-transit trips actually involve multiple boardings, then the share of county travel attributable to fixed guideway transit drops even further, perhaps as low as one-quarter of 1 percent. The 30,000-plus trips per day accounted for by the Metrolink commuter trains account for such a small share of total travel that we have simply ignored them. The costs of achieving this tiny ridership have been enormous. It cost $7.6 billion just to build these five fixed-guideway systems, and every year we incur another $240 million in operating costs. Transit advocates such as the American Public Transit Association often prefer not to count capital costs when they promote fixed-guideway projects, but the rest of us do. The Federal Transit Administration uses an Office of Management and Budget standard of 7 percent interest to estimate the cost of transit capital. These costs are real: The MTA’s fiscal year 2006 debt service is budgeted at $444 million, almost all for rail-transit capital expenses. Current interest rates are low. If we give the MTA a break and annualize the cost of the MTA’s capital expenditures using an interest rate of 5 percent per year, and add in operating expenses, then the MTA’s five fixed-guideway lines incur a net loss of $575 million per year. Even if we make the transit-friendly assumptions that these new lines are very successful in diverting auto trips to transit, and thus that 35 percent of all the riders on these fixed-guideway lines leave a car at home; and that every auto trip not taken nets society benefits of 9 cents per mile in pollution, congestion and accident-reduction savings; then the social loss from these fixed-guideway investments is still $560 million per year. This is all relatively simple spreadsheet analysis that anyone can do, including the MTA. We can tweak the calculations all day long, but there is absolutely no set of reasonable assumptions that show fixed-guideway transit systems to be economically attractive. Transportation economists have been making this point for almost half a century, and the evidence grows ever stronger as more expensive rail-transit systems come on line. Yet building these systems remains politically attractive as a kind of jobs program that supports environmental objectives by building systems we hope our neighbors will use, thus freeing up our freeways for us. Throw in the equity argument that rail dollars squandered elsewhere have yet to be squandered on a line serving the mayor’s political base on the Eastside of Los Angeles, and the result seems to be an unbeatable rail coalition. There is only one way to solve the traffic problem we associate with automobiles. We should require drivers to pay the full cost of their decisions to travel in the form of pollution charges, time-of-day tolls, and (according to UCLA Professor Donald Shoup’s new book) proper parking charges. New transponder technologies make all this relatively simple. These approaches work and have proved cost-effective everywhere they have been tried. An enlightened society does have a responsibility to provide transit service to those who lack mobility options. If we are serious about transit, then the first thing we should do is legalize private transit to the maximum extent possible given public-sector labor-bargaining agreements, and allow owner-operators to compete openly with the MTA. If we continue to use public resources to subsidize transit providers like the MTA, then we should be fair to the taxpayers footing the bill by focusing on cost-effective bus services, and demand responsive services for those residents covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Los Angeles has real, serious transit needs – but rail lines aren’t the answer. — Peter Gordon is a professor of policy, planning and development at the University of Southern California. Thomas A. Rubin is a transit consultant based in Oakland and the former controller-treasurer of the Southern California Rapid Transit District. James E. Moore II is chair of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC, and director of the transportation engineering program. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want 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

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first_img29 December 2003The Soweto Gospel Choir, drawing from the churches and communities of South Africa’s most famous township, mixes earthy rhythms with rich harmonies to uplift the soul and express the energy of South Africa.After a 32-date tour of Australia and New Zealand, and four weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the choir has yet to go without a standing ovation. Now they’re planning to take their unique brand of gospel magic to Asia, the US, and again to Europe and Australia. Not bad for a group that’s only been together since November 2002.The choir was the surprise hit of the 2003 Edinburgh Festival: they were the fourth-highest selling act out of 1 600 acts booked for the festival, putting on extra shows to meet the demand and eventually performing 29 concerts in the space of a month – delighting the reviewers as much as the audiences.Fiona Shepherd, writing for The Scotsman, had this to say of their concert performance, “Voices of Heaven”: “A capella groups Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Black Umfolozi have already cracked open the western market for indigenous South African song, but nothing can really prepare you for the riot of exuberance and depth of emotion emanating from this 24-piece ensemble …“This is a seamless show brimming with spot-on multi-lingual performances which, for all their technical precision, are universally expressive and unfettered, charged by the choir’s constant movement.”When they toured Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, the choir bowled audiences over with their powerful performances, receiving standing ovations after every show, including a performance at the Sydney Opera House.The choir ended their tour by winning a Helpmann award in the category “Best contemporary concert presentation”. The Helpmann awards, established in Australia in 2001 for excellence and achievement in the live entertainment industry, are similar to the Tony Awards on Broadway or the Olivier Awards in London.With their fast-growing international profile and the rapid success of their first album (also entitled “Voices of Heaven”), the Soweto Gospel Choir is perhaps better known to foreigners than those at home!Choir master David Mulovhedzi attributes the success of the 34-member choir to the fact that it is tapping into South Africa’s enormous talent pool. Its members, whose ages range from 16 to 40, hail from churches and communities in and around Soweto, and are all lead singers in their own community choirs.The choir includes a four-piece band and some thrilling drummers and dancers in the African tradition where song, dance and drumming are an integral part of life and faith.The choir sings traditional African gospel and a cappella. Their overseas performances also included other gospel greats like “Amazing Grace”, “Paradise Road” and music by Otis Redding and reggae artist Jimmy Cliff. According to the Australian ABC Shop online, the “Voices from Heaven” CD “showcases an inspirational programme of a capella and African gospel.“Ranging from traditional African gospel to songs drawn from Western and contemporary gospel traditions, South African gospel music is indeed unique. It has strong roots in traditional music and conveys a powerful spiritual message.”To order the CD, visit the ABC Shop or the choir’s online reporterlast_img read more

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first_imgSteven Winter Associates has been honored by the Connecticut Green Building Council for its contributions to three residential projects in the state, including the second house in the country to win certification under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Challenge Home program.Steven Winter Associates is a research and consulting firm specializing in energy efficiency. Steven Winter, an architect, was the chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council from 1999 to 2003.The projects cited at the 2013 Green Building Awards in June included:Chamberlain Heights, a renovated public housing project in Meriden. Features included extensive surface water management, drought-tolerant plants, low-VOC paints, and the addition of insulation without disturbing existing exterior brick. The 124-unit project cost $26 million.Performance House in Old Greenwich, which became the second house in the country to win Challenge Home certification. The house also won certification as LEED-Platinum, Energy Star, WaterSense and National Green Building Standard Emerald, the company said. With a 6.6-kW photovoltaic array, the house has a HERS index of 20. The 2,670-sq.-ft., five-bedroom house was designed by Granoff Architects and built by Preferred Builders, Inc.The Lawrence Residence in Rowayton, built on a previously developed site near wetlands. Features include Superior Wall foundations, a ground-source heat pump and advanced framing. The firm said much of the existing house was taken apart and given to local charities, and that 91% of construction debris was diverted from landfills and incinerators.last_img read more

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games JK Casiño also added 12 markers and five boards, JJ Manlangit had 11 points and nine rebounds, as Rod Ebondo took care of the dirty work with his 11 markers and 18 boards.“I’m so proud of my players because they gave their best. That’s how we’re able to make it here,” said coach Yong Garcia, who made the Finals in his first conference at the helm for CEU.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Scorpions became only the second fourth-seed to advance to the championship series, following the footsteps of Tanduay in the 2016 Foundation Cup.CEU crawled back from a 13-point deficit, 25-12, and slowly chipped away the lead before finally zooming ahead 58-57, thanks to a Manlangit jumper at the 7:18 mark of the fourth quarter. CEU 72 – Wamar 19, Aquino 13, Casiño 12, Ebondo 11, Manlangit 11, Jeruta 4, Arim 2, Uri 2, Cruz 2, Fuentes 0.FLYING V 67 – Teng 19, Thiele 13, Torres 8, Banal 7, Paredes 6, Salamat 6, Austria 3, Tampus 3, Cañada 2, Dionisio 0.Quarters: 12-18, 32-39, 51-54, 72-67. View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Hans Thiele had a chance to tie the game for Flying V at in the final minute, but he botched his shot from up-close, allowing Ebondo to seal the game with three freebies in the waning seconds of the game.“I just told my players to stay focused and stick to our gameplan,” said Garcia.The Scorpions will now prepare for Cignal HD in the best-of-three Finals, starting on Tuesday.Leading Conference MVP candidate Jeron Teng bowed out with 19 points, six assists, and five rebounds, while Thiele got 13 markers and four boards in the exit.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Orlan Wamar. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University dug deep and stunned Flying V, 72-67, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig to oust the top seed and move on to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.Orlan Wamar kept the Scorpions afloat with 17 points built of four treys, on top of two rebounds, while Art Aquino emerged as the biggest thorn in the side of the Thunder with his 13-point, 10-rebound performance.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Korea downs China for AVC bronze Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgHigh on confidence after steamrolling the opposition in the first three matches before snatching an improbable win in the next, a rampaging India would look to rout New Zealand with a 5- 0 series whitewash in the fifth and final ODI in Chennai on Friday.Fortunately for fans in Chennai, who have seen abandonment of matches due to inclement weather in the past, sun has come out brightly since Wednesday after continous rain for the past few days.With weather gods relenting, the ground is expected to be fully fit and a full match appears to be on the cards at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.Most of the Indian top- order batsmen have been among runs in the series, with the exception of Murli Vijay, and most of them have come up with good performances in all the four previous matches to take their side to comfortable victories.The only time India had hiccups in the series was in Bangalore on Tuesday with the home side in trouble at 188 for five at one stage while chasing a daunting target of 316 runs.But from the way Yusuf Pathan butchered New Zealand bowlers to single- handedly take India to a five- wicket win, it seems the Kiwis face an uphill task in the final match as well. Yusuf’s blitzkrieg unbeaten 123 off 96 balls and useful contributions from Saurabh Tiwary (37 not out), Rohit Sharma (44) and Parthiv Patel (53) must have boosted the confidence of the side that they will go for a clean sweep.Stand in skipper Gautam Gambhir has led from the front, hitting back- to- back centuries to top the batting averages in the four matches so far. Gambhir has scored 329 runs with an average of 164.50, followed by Virat Kohli ( 232 runs).advertisementGambhir himself was upbeat with the chance to complete a memorable series clean sweep.” We need to win this game. It is important. It would be good to have five wins in a row and wind up the series before heading to South Africa and it would be useful,” he said. However, India will have to improve upon their bowling in the last ODI in Bangalore where they leaked runs in the death overs, an oft- repeated problem for the side.Off- spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has done a decent job in the series so far with eight wickets from four matches though he was expensive in the last ODI. Yusuf and Yuvraj Singh have also chipped in with useful contributions with six and three wickets respectively in the series.Left- arm pacer Ashish Nehra has been found struggling with just three wickets in the four matches, conceding 197 runs.Zaheer Khan, having missed the first two ODIs due to injury, has taken two from the two matches.For New Zealand though it has been a tough tour of India having lost the three- match Test series 0- 1 and an ODI whitewash looming. The Daniel Vettori- led side would, however, be happy with the way they cornered India in Bangalore before a Yusuf special bailed the home side out.New Zealand top- order batsmen fired in unison for the first time in the series in Bangalore to post 315 and the visitors desperately want to end their forgettable tour on a winning note.With the big guns like Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor and Scott Styris coming a cropper, James Franklin is the top rungetter for New Zealand in the series with 170 runs from two matches.CHENNAI DOSSIERGround’s name: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk First match played: Between India vs Australia on October 9, 1987 Total matches played: 12 India played: 6 matches, Won: 2, Lost: 3 New Zealand played: 2 matches, Lost: 1, Abandoned: 1HIGHEST INNINGS TOTALSFor India: 292( 49.2) vs Pak, May 21, 1997 For New Zealand: 286- 9 ( 50) vs Australia, March 11, 1996LOWEST INNINGS TOTALSFor India: 268( 48) vs WI, Jan 27, 2007HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORES194* Saeed Anwar Pak vs Ind, May 21, 1997 For India: 107, R Dravid vs Pak, May 21, 1997 For NZ: 130, C Harris vs Australia, March 11, 1996BEST BOWLING5- 61, Aaqib Javed, Pak vs Ind, May 21, 1997 For India: 4- 34, A Agarkar vs Eng, Jan 25, 2002 For NZ: 1- 21, N Astle vs Australia, March 11, 1996Compiled by Manoj KumarWith inputs from PTIlast_img read more