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What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Texas race

first_imgWhat channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, the Cup Series’ second visit to the track this season and the eighth race of the 2019 playoffs, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The race at Texas will start at 3 p.m. ET. The 3 p.m. ET start time for the Texas race Sunday is the second of three such start times for the Cup Series playoffs (Martinsville and Homestead) this season. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBCSN for the 13th and final time this year. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC was slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.Q&A: Jimmie Johnson talks NASCAR’s future, midweek Cup races, moreSunday’s race at Texas, which will consist of three stages (85 laps, 85 laps and 164 laps), is the 35th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (34th when not counting the All-Star Race). There are just three races left this season and two races to go before the final cut-off point of the playoffs.Texas Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile oval that features 20-degree banking in Turns 1 and 2, 24-degree banking in Turns 3 and 4, and five-degree banking on the frontstretch and backstretch. Denny Hamlin won the spring race this year at Texas, and Kevin Harvick won the track’s fall playoff race last season.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Texas.What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: NBCSNLive stream: NBC Sports AppRadio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioSunday’s race at Texas is the 13th and final race this season scheduled to be shown on NBCSN. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.In addition to the TV coverage on NBCSN, Sunday’s race at Texas is available via live stream on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com.NASCAR at Texas: What time does today’s race start?Date: Sunday, Nov. 3Time: 3 p.m. ETLocation: Texas Motor SpeedwayTexas was added to the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in 2005, replacing Darlington Raceway. The track has hosted the eighth playoff race on the schedule ever since. Of the eight Cup Series playoff drivers competing for a spot in the Championship 4, four (Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott) have never won at Texas or at the site of next week’s race, Phoenix’s ISM Raceway.The worst finish in a playoff race at Texas by a driver who went on to win the title was 38th by Jimmie Johnson in 2009. Last season’s champion, Joey Logano, finished third in the playoff race at Texas.MORE: Current NASCAR playoff standingsNASCAR schedule 2019DateRaceTrackTime/TV info/winnerFeb. 10Advance Auto Parts ClashDaytona International SpeedwayJimmie JohnsonFeb. 14Gander RV Duel 1 at DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwayKevin HarvickFeb. 14Gander RV Duel 2 at DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwayJoey LoganoFeb. 17Daytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayDenny HamlinFeb. 24Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiMarch 3Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeLas Vegas Motor SpeedwayJoey LoganoMarch 10TicketGuardian 500ISM RacewayKyle BuschMarch 17AutoClub 400Auto Club SpeedwayKyle BuschMarch 24STP 500Martinsville SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiMarch 31O’Reilly Auto Parts 500Texas Motor SpeedwayDenny HamlinApril 7Food City 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayKyle BuschApril 13Toyota Owners 400Richmond RacewayMartin Truex Jr.April 28Geico 500Talladega SpeedwayChase ElliottMay 5Cup Series Race at DoverDover International SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.May 11Cup Series Race at KansasKansas SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiMay 18Monster Energy OpenCharlotte Motor Speedway—May 18Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star RaceCharlotte Motor SpeedwayKyle LarsonMay 26Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.June 2Pocono 400Pocono RacewayKyle BuschJune 10FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International SpeedwayJoey LoganoJune 23Toyota/Save Mart 350Sonoma RacewayMartin Truex Jr.June 30Camping World 400Chicagoland SpeedwayAlex BowmanJuly 6Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International SpeedwayJustin HaleyJuly 13Quaker State 400Kentucky SpeedwayKurt BuschJuly 21Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayKevin HarvickJuly 28Gander Outdoors 400Pocono RacewayDenny HamlinAug. 4Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen InternationalChase ElliottAug. 11Consumers Energy 400Michigan International SpeedwayKevin HarvickAug. 17Bass Pro Shops NRA Night RaceBristol Motor SpeedwayDenny HamlinSept. 1Bojangles’ Southern 500Darlington RacewayErik JonesSept. 8Big Machine Vodka 400Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayKevin Harvick2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoff scheduleDateRaceTrackTime/TV info/winnerSept. 15South Point 400Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.Sept. 21Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond RacewayMartin Truex Jr.Sept. 29Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway Road CoarseChase ElliottOct. 6Cup Series Race at DoverDover International SpeedwayKyle LarsonOct. 131000Bulbs.com 500Talladega SuperspeedwayRyan BlaneyOct. 20Hollywood Casino 400Kansas SpeedwayDenny HamlinOct. 27First Data 500Martinsville SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.Nov. 3AAA Texas 500Texas Motor Speedway3 p.m., NBCSN/ fuboTVNov. 10Cup Series Race at ISMISM Raceway2:30 p.m., NBC/ fuboTVNov. 17Ford EcoBoost 400Homestead-Miami Speedway3 p.m., NBC/ fuboTVlast_img read more

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This time Paul George burns the Jazz as Thunder cruise to easy victory

first_img Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder goes in to shoot in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips) Related It got as high as 29 at 106-77, but Utah’s reserves played better than Oklahoma City’s as Udoh (10 points), Dante Exum (9 points) and Georges Niang (5 points) forced OKC coach Billy Donovan to bring Westbrook and Schroder back in the game to make sure the Jazz didn’t get too close.“I thought the first three quarters we played really really well,” said Donovan. “The fourth was disappointing just the number of points we gave up and how we played to close the game out.”The Jazz and Thunder will play again next week when OKC visits Vivint Arena for a game on Dec. 22. Dear Momma: Utah Jazz’s Jae Crowder’s letter to late mother Helen Thompson Kyle Korver’s presence is giving Jazz more confidence in 3-point shooting Kyle Phillips, AP Kyle Phillips, AP For the second straight night, the Jazz got behind early and could never get back in the ball game.Unlike Sunday when they led by five early, only to get blitzed by a 17-0 Spurs’ run, the Jazz dug a hole early, falling behind 6-0 in a little over a minute, causing Snyder to call a quick timeout.“Before I called timeout, we turned it over once, gave up an offensive rebound, turned it over and gave up a bucket, then gave up a deep seal in transition,” Snyder said. “Some of those things are going to happen, but a lot of those things are within our control with more precision and guys being more determined with the ball.”The Jazz got down by 12 in the first quarter and cut it to 11 by halftime, but another slow start at the beginning of the third quarter knocked the Jazz back and a 15-2 run by the Thunder late in the quarter pushed the lead to 26 points. 4 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 122-113 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell signs as Stance socks brand ambassador Turnovers cost Jazz in loss to Thunder, just like Quin Snyder anticipated Utah Jazz’s green ‘Earned’ edition jersey design leaked OKLAHOMA CITY — Last spring, Oklahoma City forward Paul George was heavily criticized for his poor performance in the deciding Game 6 of the playoffs against the Utah Jazz when he had just 5 points on 2-of-16 shooting, including 0 for 6 from 3-point range in Utah’s clinching victory.You can’t say he made up for it Monday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, seeing how it was just one of many regular-season games, but George was certainly a different player in his first game against the Jazz since that disastrous performance last April.George was unstoppable as he scored 31 points on 8-of-10 shooting, 5 of 6 from 3-point range and 10 of 12 from the free-throw line in helping lead the Thunder to a blowout 122-113 victory.Blowout, you say? Yes, the final score may look like a fairly close game, but make no mistake, the Thunder blew out the Jazz Monday night. They led by as many 29 points early in the fourth quarter before a spirited bunch of Jazz reserves, led by Ekpe Udoh made the score respectable in the end.“Paul George was terrific, what he did,” said Jazz coach Quin Snyder. “There were some things (we could have done) better but there were some plays he made that were big-time plays.”George had plenty of help from his teammates as Steven Adams scored 22 points. Dennis Schroder scored 23 points off the bench and Russell Westbrook had another triple-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, although he needed to come back in late in the game to accomplish his usual feat.Paul George was terrific, what he did. There were some things (we could have done) better but there were some plays he made that were big-time plays. – Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder“Adams was good too,” added Snyder. “We’ll see how many of those shots were really contested and how many came on breakdowns. Those guys gave great efforts, but we didn’t do enough on the defensive end collectively and that impacts everybody.”For the Jazz it was their second big loss in as many nights coming on the heels of a 110-97 loss at San Antonio on Sunday in a game they trailed by 21 points and the loss dropped them to 13-15 on the season.Meanwhile, the Thunder improved to 17-8 on the season, second-best in the competitive Western Conference, and are 17-4 since losing four straight to open the season, the best record in the NBA over that stretch.Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 19 points, while Rudy Gobert had another double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. He also picked up his fourth technical foul of the season when he complained about his fifth foul early in the fourth quarter. Jae Crowder added 13 points, while Derrick Favors scored 12 and Ricky Rubio joined Udoh with 10 points.The Jazz are back home for a game against Miami Wednesday night, but then they head right back on the road for games against Orlando Saturday night in Mexico City and Monday night in Houston. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) tries to get past Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips) Karl Malone feels current Utah Jazz roster has all the tools to ‘finish what we started’last_img read more

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Marie N. Ellis, 66, Argonia: August 26, 1953 – May 5, 2020

first_imgMarie EllisMarie N. Ellis died on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at her home in Argonia at the age of 66. She was a loving mother and a wonderful friend to many. She loved crafting and putting a smile on the faces of others.She was born the daughter of Douglas Theodore Nielson and Neita Dale Devee on August 26, 1953. Survivors include her son, Robby Douglas Martin of Kansas; son, Jimmy Ray Martin of Texas; daughter, Christy Marie Persichini (Anthony) of Texas; grandchildren: Courtney Martin, Elena Martin, Hailey Persichini, Austin Martin, Aidan Martin and Aubrey Persichini; great-grandchildren, Addy Martin and Ciana Martin; mother, Neita Hoskins, sister, Linda Ackerson and brother, Bobby Nielson.She is preceded in death by her father, brother, Doug Nielson and sister, Jean Brown. A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2020. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Argonia Cemetery.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

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Upset mother buys all ‘indecent’ T-shirts at store

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY | A mother upset about “indecent” T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.The Daily Herald of Provo reports (https://bit.ly/O0evT0 ) Judy Cox was shopping with her teenage son Saturday at the University Mall in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, when she saw the offending shirts in the window of PacSun.The shirts featured pictures of scantily dressed models in provocative poses.Cox told the Daily Herald she raised the issue with the store manager and was told the T-shirts couldn’t be taken down without approval from the corporate office.In response, Cox bought every offending T-shirt in the store, for a total of $567. She says she plans to return them later.PacSun sells beach clothes for teens and young adults. Store officials didn’t immediately return a call.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Squads Announced For 2019 LGFA Interprovincials

first_imgThe Dohenys player is one of nine Cork representatives in the squad managed by former Waterford supremo Pat Sullivan. CORK’S newly-crowned TG4 All Star Melissa Duggan will lead Munster’s defence of their LGFA Interprovincial crown on Saturday. Players from Kerry, including recently-retired forward Sarah Houlihan, Waterford, Tipperary and Clare are also included as Munster aim to put back-to-back titles together in Kinnegad.Waterford star Michelle Ryan, who completed her 19th inter-county season in 2019, is another notable inclusion, while Cork’s rising young star Saoirse Noonan will also feature.Meanwhile, Leinster’s bid for a first Interprovincial Championship since 2006 will be led by captain Lauren Magee, a three-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship winner with Dublin.Magee is the sole Dublin representative in the squad put together by Laois native Kevin Doogue, with 9 Leinster counties sending players to the Interprovincials.Goalkeeper Monica McGuirk, who was named on the TG4 All Star team for 2019, is one of six Meath players in the Leinster panel.Connacht, who haven’t won the competition since 2000, will be captained by Galway skipper Tracey Leonard, who helped to steer the Tribeswomen to appearances in the 2019 Lidl National League Division 1 and TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship deciders.Leonard, who also captured a first TG4 All Star award recently, is one of seven Galway players in the squad managed by Galway’s Con Moynihan.The five-strong Mayo representation includes the Cafferky sisters, Sinéad and Lisa, while players from Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo also feature.The action gets underway in Kinnegad at 11am on Saturday morning, with the Final scheduled for 3pm.Ulster have elected not to include a team in the 2019 LGFA Interprovincials, leaving three provinces to battle it out for the Mick Talbot Cup.Connacht:Aisling TarpeyFoxrock CabinteelyMayoClaire DunneSt. FarnansSligoSinead KennySt. Croan’sRoscommonNicola O’MalleyWestportMayoDanielle CaldwellCastlebar MitchelsMayoLauren BolesSt. MichaelsSligoShauna MolloySt. Furseys HeadfordGalwayJoanne CreggMichael Glavey’sRoscommonAilish O’DowdOughteradh GaelsLeitrimLaura O’DowdOughteradh GaelsLeitrimJenny HigginsWestern GaelsRoscommonLucy HannonDunmore McHalesGalwayTracey leonardCorofinGalwayRebecca FinanÉire ÓgRoscommonRoisin LeonardCorofinGalwayLisa MurphyKilkerrin ClonberneGalwayLisa CafferkyKilmovee ShamrocksMayoSinead CafferkyKilmovee ShamrocksMayoSarah ConneallyDunmore McHalesGalwayFabienne CooneyClaregalwayGalwayRachel FitzmauriceSt. Ciaran’sRoscommonCiara GormanSt. Nathy’sSligoLeinster:Monica Mc GuirkDuleek/BellewstownMeathClodagh DunneBallyroanLaoisMaria ByrneKilmoreWexfordRachel DillonMilltownWestmeathClara DonnellyShelmaliersWexfordVikki WallSt Peter’s DunboyneMeathLaura NerneyFoxrock Cabinteely, DublinLaoisLauren MageeKilmacud CrokesDublinMaud Ann FoleyCoralstown/ Kinnegad WestmeathErone FitzpatrickPark-RatheniskaLaoisAisling MurphyFoxrock Cabinteely, DublinWexfordJohanna MaherTyrellspassWestmeathNessa DooleyCastledermotKildareKelsey NesbittSimonstown, MeathLucy McCartanSt LomanWestmeathTrina DugganSuncroft GFCKildareNicole FeeryTyrellspassWestmeathAoibhin ClearyDonaghmore/AshbourneMeathSarah Harding KennyShelmaliersWexfordLorna FusciardiFoxrock Cabinteely, DublinWicklowAnna HealyPark-Ratheniska LaoisMaire O ShaughnessyDonaghmore/AshbourneMeathFiona O NeillSt Peter’s MeathKellie KearneyShelmaliersWexfordNiamh RiceCooley KickhamsLouthLauren BoyleCooley KickhamsLouthMichelle FarrellColmcilleLongfordAishling GreeneClonguishLongfordLaura HoganTinahelyWicklowJackie KinchTinahelyWicklowMunster:                         Martina O’BrienClonakiltyCorkMegan DunfordAbbeysideWaterfordAislinn DesmondRathmoreKerryCaoimhe McGrathAbbeysideWaterfordAshling HutchingsFermoyCorkKaren McGrathBallymacarbryWaterfordEmma MurrayComeragh RangersWaterfordKate McGrathKilrossanty BrickeysWaterfordMelissa DugganDohenysCorkHannah LooneyAghadaCorkLaurie RyanBannerClareLibby CoppingerSt. Colum’sCorkSarah HoulihanBeaufortKerryNiamh O’DeaBannerClareMichelle RyanBallymacarbryWaterfordRosie LandersBallyduffWaterfordKatie MurrayComeragh RangersWaterfordJessica O’SheaInch RoversCorkAileen WallBallymacarbryWaterfordEmma DineenGlenfleskKerrySaoirse NoonanNemo RangersCorkAnna Rose KennedyAherlowTipperaryKellyann HoganBallymacarbryWaterfordAnna GalvinSouthern GaelsKerryAisling O’ConnellÉire ÓgKerryDaire KielyValley RoversCorkEimear KielyValley RoversCorkFidelma MarrinanWest Clare GaelsClareMaria QuirkeNa GaeilKerryRebecca CaseyStradballyWaterfordprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Houston Baptist Claims First Conference Championship

first_img Chelsea Raymond 2014 Southland Soccer Tournament Post-Game QuotesMatch 1 – #1 Stephen F. Austin vs. #3 Houston Baptist D Pos. Zuri Prince MF GK 2014 All-Tournament Team Patty Walrath (MVP) D Ellee Hall Tweet #SLCSoccerESPN3 Replay | HighlightsBEAUMONT, Texas – In the championship of the 2014 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament, No. 3 seed Houston Baptist upset No. 1 seed and regular season champion No. 1 seed Stephen F. Austin at Lamar Soccer Complex on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.Houston Baptist freshman Ellee Hall found the back of the net on an assist from Blake Martin to give the Huskies an early lead, 1-0.Stephen F. Austin went into the half trailing for the first time since Aug. 31 when the Ladyjacks fe11 to a then No. 25 Arkansas.Hall scored again for the Huskies as she put one in with her left foot on an assist from Natalie Hager in the 52nd minute of the game. The Uintah, Utah native finished the tournament with three goals and one assist in three games.This marks the first time in Houston Baptist history that a women’s program received an automatic bid to an NCAA tournament.Houston Baptist (10-6-4) claimed its first tournament title in school history after joining the Southland Conference in 2013.Houston Baptist and Stephen F. Austin each had five players on the all-tournament team, with HBU’s goalkeeper Patty Walrath claim MVP. The senior grabbed nine saves in the championship match. Sam Houston State’s Ashley Alonzo also earn a spot on the all-tournament team.The Huskies will await their NCAA tournament fate Monday at 3:30 p.m. CT during the Women’s College Cup Selection Show on NCAA.com. The Ladyjacks end the tournament with a 16-3-1 mark and finish second in the conference tournament for the fourth time in school history. F Houston Baptist Forward Natalie HagerOn what the tournament win means for this senior class“We worked so hard for this. My sophomore year when we went to the Great West Conference and lost that game, it was just hard for us. So last year not going into the (NCAA) tournament….It was our whole goal the entire season so being able to make it. Go into two games in overtime and win those and come out strong in the championship game and pull out a win, it means a lot to us.” Houston Baptist F Houston Baptist Kristi O’Brien Christie Hinojosa F F Houston Baptist Stephen F. Austin School Head coach Wally CrittendenOn the loss in the championship game:“It’s very disappointing, and it stings. Anytime you play your last game of the season, you want to play another one. I thought we did a good job all year, and today included. We created some very dangerous chances, but I thought HBU played really well. Their goalkeeper was tremendous today. I was impressed with the character and the competitive dynamic of our team. We shifted our shape three different times to put us in a more assertive and attacking postures, but we just couldn’t finish. They scored two great goals – one off a set piece and one they ran a play. It’s tough that this is how it ends, because this team is a fantastic team, and I feel it’s a team that can match up with anyone in the country. But ultimately, it is HBU that will represent our conference. I wish them luck.”  On what the senior class has meant to this program:“This senior class is an exceptional class. They’ve definitely left a legacy of success and they’ve put us in a position to be fantastic moving forward. The impact they have left will be measured and felt and appreciated, especially as we move forward beyond this result. It was afantastic season. Obviously it didn’t end the way we wanted it to end, which was to match up against top teams in the country in the NCAAs, but nonetheless it was a very good season. It will be one they think about and recall how special it was as they move forward.” Houston Baptist Ashley Alonzo Stephen F. Austin Lindsay Matlock Stephen F. Austin Houston Baptist Goalkeeper Patty WalwrathOn unbelievable game you had, the big stops, and holding SFA to a shutout“It was really tough; we knew it was going to be anyway because they were on an unbeaten streak. We were on an unbeaten streak. So we knew we had to play really tough and it just really went our way.” Sam Houston State Megan Dunnigan Stephen F. Austin F Natalie Hager On what was the difference for you personally, did you just not want the season to end?“I guess not, I mean I just love playing so it was like alright I’m just going to make it big. I knew we were going to be on ESPN so why not let the nation watch me play.” F Houston Baptist On game itself and the early goal, building on that momentum“The early goal is huge because SFA is a scoring force and they’re very difficult to keep the ball out of the back of the net. I mean a shutout against SFA is unbelievable plus Patty (Walrath) as MVP deserved it for sure. Ellee came up huge with two goals. I mean freshman, it was fantastic. An early goal really set the tempo for the game; it really got SFA chasing the game which was a huge advantage for us.” Stephen F. Austin D Hannah Barker Player Houston Baptist Head Coach Misty JonesOn what this means for your program, making the first NCAA Championship appearance“It’s fantastic. I think it’s something you dream about when we go to the NCAA. It’s something we’ve always kind of put on the back burner. Well maybe next year, maybe next year, maybe next year. Honestly going into the season I can’t say I thought it would be this year. These girls have risen above and beyond. They’ve done everything we’ve asked them to do and I’m just proud of them.” On you personally, dictating the pace of the game the whole tournament“I wanted to do whatever I could to help create opportunities for my team. This is pretty close to my hometown so I had a lot of friends and family coming to watch. I wanted to play for my team, for the rest of the seniors and for my friends and family that came out to watch.”last_img read more

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Pep: this is the toughest league I’ve ever played as a manager

first_imgPep Guardiola believes winning the title this season would rank among his greatest achievements.The Manchester City manager claims even just taking his side to the brink of retaining the Premier League crown – given the standard of the opposition – is the most satisfied he has felt as a manager.City’s battle for the title will not be concluded until the final day after Liverpool returned to the top with victory over Newcastle on Saturday. City face Leicester at the Etihad Stadium on Monday needing to win to move back above the Reds and retain control of their destiny.Guardiola, who has won 25 trophies in a glittering career that includes spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, feels he has never been pushed as hard.He said: “It’s the toughest league I’ve ever played as a manager, for the quality from the rivals, no doubts. That’s why being there is incredible.“But, of course, only one will take the prize and the other one will be at home sad.”Asked how he would rank title success, he said: “A lot, a lot. One of the biggest achievements.”City won the Premier League by 19 points and accrued a record 100 points last season but this term they have been matched almost blow for blow by Liverpool.Guardiola is delighted his players have been able to maintain the standards they set last year amid greater pressure.He said: “Arriving at this stage, two games left with 92 points, after 100 points, that is the most satisfaction I’ve had as a manager. It’s not easy, honestly, and they did it again.“I would not say that 100 points was bad and that we are not satisfied with what we did last season but, at the same time, we were seven points behind (this season).“You give credit for the titles and how huge our rival is. In my career as a manager, I played against incredible sides and there are two that were ‘wow’.“One is the Barcelona of Luis Enrique with Neymar, (Lionel) Messi and (Luis) Suarez in front. The other is this Liverpool. I think they’re the best two sides I’ve faced as a manager.“That’s why being there, with it in our hands, fighting against them until the end, after being seven points behind – it’s incredible what we have done. But it will make more sense if we are able to lift the Premier League.”City have shown their champion quality by winning their last 12 games. Since the shattering blow of Champions League elimination last month they have come through some stern tests against Tottenham, Manchester United and Burnley.But they will still need two more wins to complete the job.Guardiola said: “I think in the last games of the season when everyone plays for something, always the games are more tight. People take more caution about what happens.“We play for the Premier League and sometimes your mind is thinking a little bit about what will happen. That’s normal.“What’s important is at Burnley we didn’t concede one shot on target or one corner away. That’s awesome, that is incredible.“We created enough chances to score more goals and on Monday we’ll try the same.”last_img read more

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Disrespect for authority endemic in society

first_imgReports of schoolchildren being hurt by fellow students or school drop-outs who attend school fund-raising activities are increasing in number. Many times bullies are left alone by authority figures, and depart the scenes of their attacks unharmed because there are no visible wounds on their victims. But what about the emotional and psychological scars those victim will have to cope with?Some children are lucky, in the sense that they have sensible and enlightened adults in their lives who can guide them safely through the murky waters of traumas. However, there are the parents and caregivers who find it difficult to cope with all the intricacies of the physical, social, emotional, and psychological traumas being endured by the child.There are many more victims of violence being perpetrated by young people all across the country – actually, all across the world — and it is recognised that this global phenomenon needs to be addressed holistically, with world leaders eschewing their petty squabbles to take their young people, who are the future human capital of any nation’s developmental paradigm, and channel their energies into constructive mechanisms for personal and national development and growth. But it needs to begin with the family, and a restoration of the value systems and moral compass of years past.The peoples of Guyana, although their ancestors spanned racial and cultural divides, shared one common tradition: absolute respect for one’s elders, who were integral to the survival and sustenance of the individual family and the community in general.The village elder system of jurisprudence prevailed within British Guiana village enclaves over the system as prescribed by the British Constitution; and, until now, the ‘Panchaayat’ system holds sway over rural communities in India and Africa before the more formalised court system of justice is sought.Within homes and families, the elders were the one who guided the family in their daily pursuits, and they had the final say in decisions involving the family. That respect the younger members of a family and community had for their elders has been gradually eroding, until it has almost dissipated – although not absolutely, because there are yet some families who adhere stringently to old traditions.Unless and until governments, through their educational systems; communities, through their church bodies and other social constructs; and families can come together and formulate a holistic plan to address this ever-widening chasm — which is separating the youths of today from the value systems of the societal framework that inculcated ethical values and moral compasses as guides to behavioural patterns that outline and dictate the way they should interact with authority figures, their peers, and elders within their communities — the degradation of value systems within the younger generation will soon cross irredeemable boundaries, and the consequences to society would be too frightening to contemplate.Now is the time to re-evaluate the statistical data and societal paradigms that have created such a deceleration of traditional value systems; before there is an irretrievable moral standardisation that infests the young generation with decay that festers in the minds to the extent that they lose all sense of the humane and their own groundings in humanity.last_img read more

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Audit of GCAA likely soon – new Director

first_imgBY SHEMUEL FANFAIRAn international audit on aviation is expected to be conducted into the operations of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA). Soon to be appointed Director General, Egbert Field, made this revelation at the welcoming ceremony of the inaugural flight of Fly AllWays airline at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Tuesday.His comments came on the heels that most air carriers operating out of Guyana are unable to land at airports in North America due to the lack of international Category One aviation status. On this note, Field told reporters that immediately upon him taking office, one of the priorities will be to raise the country’s level of compliance in line with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).“No airline that is registered and based in Guyana has the ability to go to airports North America because we are in Category Two,” he noted.It was explained that ICAO representatives will soon be in Guyana to carry out an assessment after which it is hoped that the country can move from a Category Two status to Category One.“After the audit, depending on our level of compliance, we may have some corrective actions to do but I can see us moving toward Category One [which] we will gain from the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority)… gaining Category One will allow airlines starting up and basing themselves in Guyana will have the opportunity to fly to North America,” the new GCAA Director noted.With his 40 years of experience in the aviation sector, including some 30 years as a Guyana Airways pilot and later a stint in Jamaica’s Aviation Authority, Field posited that this has made him suitable to lead the country’s aviation sector.“I’m a retired Colonel, also a captain… with over 30 years experience flying – over 18,000 hours, I know what I can do for this industry and we may have a return to Guyana Airways in the future,” Field expressed.The retired military officer shared the view that Guyana achieving the improved aviation status is especially timely since he believes that air traffic will increase once the oil sector takes off.Established in March 2002, The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is guided by Civil Aviation Act (2000) which governs navigation, licensing and security regulations for air transport services in Guyana.last_img read more

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Montney assets purchased from Terra Energy

first_imgYesterday, Crew Energy Inc. formally notified Terra Energy Corp. that it would exercise its option of purchasing the $20 million package of Montney assets.Under the terms of an Additional Option, Terra Energy Corp. granted Crew the option to acquire the balance of its Montney assets, located in Northeast B.C., for a price of $36 million.That price may consist of any combination of cash or Crew Energy shares, but must include a minimum cash component of $10 million and must be exercised before June 3, 2013.- Advertisement -Following the February 28 transaction, Terra Energy continues to hold close to 80 net sections of high prospective Montney lands in the Farrell Creek/Altares, Hudson and Mica areas of Northeast B.C.Net proceeds from the sale will be utilized by Terra Energy Corp. to reduce their bank facility from $70 million to $51.5 million, with a further reduction set to take place by March 31, 2012 to $49.9 million.last_img read more

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