The match, on March 10, was marred by a series of pitch invasions and widespread supporter unrest, with club director Trevor Brooking confirming that co-owner David Sullivan was struck by a coin towards the end of the game.West Ham captain Mark Noble grappled one fan to the floor, while Burnley players and staff allowed frightened young supporters to take shelter on their bench.“Lifetime bans from all West Ham matches, both home and away, have today been issued to five individuals who crossed safety barriers to enter the field of play,” said a club statement.“A number of individuals have also been banned for life for violently throwing coins or objects with intent to injure or harm on the bridge directly in front of the directors’ box,” it added.The club said that a number of additional incidents were still being investigated and they expected to issue further bans before the next home match against Southampton on March 31.Brooking, speaking on BBC radio the day after the Burnley match, said it would be tough for the Premier League strugglers to avoid relegation unless the atmosphere in the stadium changed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A police officer on duty at the London Stadium during the match between West Ham and Burnley © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 22 – West Ham on Thursday issued lifetime bans to five fans who invaded the pitch during their Premier League match against Burnley earlier this month.Several supporters have also been banned for life for throwing coins or objects “with intent to injure or harm” during a chaotic match at the London Stadium.
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Chris Bosh had 27 points for the Raptors, who won their previous five games. New Jersey’s Richard Jefferson played only 2 minutes because of back spasms. Toronto’s Morris Peterson was ejected for slapping Carter in the face. Peterson got a technical for arguing a no-call late in the first half. About a minute later, Carter playfully slapped his ex-teammate in the face. Peterson, clearly annoyed, then slapped Carter. Vince Carter made a fadeaway 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left and finished with 42 points against his former team Sunday, leading New Jersey past the host Toronto Raptors 105-104 for the Nets’ 10th straight victory. Carter scored 24 points in the fourth quarter and was booed when he touched the ball, but he silenced the crowd with his spectacular winning shot. After Toronto’s Jose Calderon missed his second free throw, Carter hit a 3-pointer from about 4 feet beyond the arc. Jason Kidd added 22 points and 15 assists for the Nets, who are on their longest winning streak since a franchise-record 14-game run from Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 2004. Heat 118, Trail Blazers 89 : Dwyane Wade scored 31 points, and Jason Williams added 20 to lead visiting Miami. The pair sat out the Heat’s 111-93 loss at Phoenix on Friday with injuries. Wade had a bruised left shin, while Williams suffered from right knee tendinitis. Ruben Patterson scored 16 points for the Blazers, who have lost six straight. Pacers 108, Kings 83 : Stephen Jackson scored 17 of his 31 points while hitting five 3-pointers in the third quarter, and Jermaine O’Neal had 12 points and eight rebounds in his return to Indiana’s lineup to lead the visiting Pacers. Kenny Thomas had 21 points for the injury-depleted Kings. 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Knicks 120, SuperSonics 116 : Stephon Marbury had 23 points and 15 assists, the final one setting up rookie David Lee for the tiebreaking basket with 21 seconds left, and host New York beat Seattle for its season-high third straight win. Maurice Taylor also scored 23 points, and Eddy Curry added 22 for the Knicks, who erased a 12-point first-half deficit. Seattle had a chance to tie, but Luke Ridnour missed two free throws with 9.8 seconds left. Nuggets 92, Rockets 90 : Long after Houston star Tracy McGrady was removed from the floor on a stretcher and taken to a hospital because of back spasms, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony hit a baseline jumper with a second left to give the visiting Nuggets a victory over the already injury-depleted Rockets. McGrady missed a long jumper in the final seconds of the first half, then crumpled to the floor, grabbing his back and screaming in pain as the buzzer sounded. He had missed eight games earlier this season with back spasms and the Rockets lost them all.
BURBANK – A record number of passengers used Bob Hope Airport last year, a jump that officials attribute to an increase in service to the East Coast. More than 5.5 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2005, beating highs of 4.9 million in 1995 and 2004, records show. “We have very strongly recovered in the fall-off in traffic after 9-11, and the traditional routes along the West Coast are performing at a very strong level right now,” airport spokesman Victor Gill said. Some of the increase was attributed to JetBlue’s nonstop service to New York City, which began in May and now includes four daily flights. The airline carried 227,713 passengers through Dec. 31, according to airport statistics. Bob Hope’s increase comes as the airport is expected to raise parking fees to cover higher expenses. The four economy lots will go from $7 to $11 a day, depending on the lot. Valet service will go from a maximum of $17 to $20 a day. The short-term lot will go from a maximum of $24 to $30 a day. These are the same parking fees the airport used in 2001. Airport officials cut fees after 9-11 because of a drop in passenger traffic and increased competition from the Star Park lot, which was owned then by a private company, and which the airport recently bought, Gill said. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 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! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Certainly our flight loads have been pretty full and customers seem to enjoy flying out of Bob Hope Airport,” JetBlue spokesman Brandon Hamm said. Delta Air Lines began offering a daily nonstop flight to Atlanta and flights to Salt Lake City through SkyWest in January. Its planes carried 89,887 passengers through Bob Hope in 2005, statistics show. Delta’s connection with SkyWest to Salt Lake City had 98,488 passengers last year. Southwest Airlines is the airport’s biggest user and usually accounts for more than 65 percent of passenger traffic, officials said. It carried more than 3.5 million passengers in and out of Burbank last year, a jump of 5 percent over the previous year, statistics show. Not only did more people use the airport last year, more jets did as well. The airport averaged 90 flights a day among 10 carriers in 2005, compared with 82 daily flights among nine carriers in 2004, statistics show. While Bob Hope’s numbers skyrocketed, Los Angeles International Airport’s increased at a lower rate – 1.3 percent. Some 61.5 million travelers used LAX in 2005, compared with 60.7 million in 2004, statistics show.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – A car bomb exploded Tuesday on a street packed with shoppers in a Shiite area of Baghdad, killing 22 people and wounding 28, police said. It was the deadliest bomb attack in the Iraqi capital in a month. Terrified children screamed and several women wailed for their dead, crying, “the terrorists, may God punish them.” Shattered bits of fruits and vegetables from vendors’ pushcarts lay scattered on the street amid pools of blood. At least eight other people were killed and more than 30 injured Tuesday in bombings and shootings elsewhere in Baghdad and in attacks on beauty parlors and liquor stores – symbols of Western influence – in Baqouba northeast of the capital. The car bombing occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in a Shiite corner of Dora, a predominantly Sunni Arab district of Baghdad and one of the most dangerous parts of the city – rocked almost daily by bombings, ambushes and assassinations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Police Maj. Gen. Mahdi al-Gharawi said the bomb was detonated by remote control and that an Iraqi suspected of triggering the device had been arrested. Claims of early arrests in bombing cases often prove premature. Another policeman, 1st Lt. Maitham Abdul-Razaq, said the blast apparently was aimed at a police patrol but missed its target, killing and maiming shoppers strolling with their families along a street lined with appliance shops and fruit and vegetable stalls. It was the deadliest bombing in Baghdad since Jan. 19, when a suicide attacker blew himself up in a coffee shop, killing 22 people and injuring 23. The Dora bombing was the second major attack in two days against a Shiite target in the capital. Twelve people died Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt on a bus in the heavily Shiite district of Kazimiyah. At least 969 Iraqis have been killed in war-related violence this year and at least 986 have been wounded, according to an Associated Press count.
TV legend Des Cahill has backed Rory Kavanagh’s return to the Donegal team.The GAA presenter has a secret fondness for Donegal – his wife Caroline is, after all, a native of BallyshannonThe RTE man – a proper sports journalist – also knows a good book when he reads one. Last night he tweeted: “Delighted to hear Rory Kavanagh is making #Donegal comeback. Currently reading his book “Winning” – it’s fantastic!!”TV LEGEND: ‘I’M DELIGHTED RORY KAVANAGH IS BACK’ was last modified: January 12th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Des CahilldonegalRory KavanaghWinning
I’ve still got it at 40!BIRTHDAY: One of Donegal’s greatest ever exports – Shay Given, has turned 40 today!The Lifford native is one of the finest goalkeepers Ireland has ever produced, and has enjoyed an incredible career.Given played for Celtic, Blackburn, Newcastle, Manchester City, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Stoke City during an illustrious career. He returned for Stoke City on Monday night, but unfortunately Mark Hughes’s team were defeated 4-0 by a rampant Spurs side searching for a first ever Premier League title.Shay is still going strong at 40, and he’s hoping his return to Stoke’s starting XI will help him reclaim a place in the Ireland team for the European Championships in France.Happy birthday Shay! IN SAFE HANDS – SHAY LOOKING GOOD AT 40! was last modified: April 20th, 2016 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:40birthdayEuro 2016IrelandShay GivenStoke City
Naby Keita was an impressive performer in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible standings Latest Premier League news who plays? Jurgen Klopp is ready to give summer signings Naby Keita and Fabinho their Liverpool debuts on Saturday.Liverpool travel to Chester for their first pre-season friendly ahead of the 2018/19 season. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 1 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ALTERED Liverpool’s pre-season schedule in fullKeita and Fabinho both started their pre-season training at Melwood on Monday and the German appears keen to give them a run out on the pitch against the National League North side, most likely for 45 minutes.When asked if the travelling Kopites will be getting a glimpse of their new signings on Saturday, Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “Yes, hopefully.“We still have two or three sessions until we play; unfortunately in football a lot of things can happen. But if nothing happens then they will play of course. NEW ERA 🙌 @_fabinhotavares and Naby Keita are in line to make their first appearances for #LFC on Saturday: https://t.co/jT7bxf3Elo#LFCPreSeason pic.twitter.com/8jW8CAz2OV— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 5, 2018“We don’t want to waste time. They are in, it’s good. It’s our first pre-season game so let’s start.“If they’ll start, I don’t know, to be honest. I haven’t made the line-up so far, I have to see who is available. But, yes, they will be involved for sure.”The Reds have been fairly productive in the transfer market this summer but were dealt a huge blow when the deal to sign Nabil Fekir collapsed just before the beginning of the World Cup. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? predicted possible xi gameday The match against Chester kicks off at 3pm, the same time England are getting under way against Sweden in their World Cup quarter-final in Russia, live on talkSPORT.Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is in line to start, while his Reds teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold will be on the bench.Klopp admits he is disappointed not to be watching the game, saying: “What can I say? When we planned it, it was obviously not really clear [England would play at the same time] – and I didn’t think about it, to be honest.“Now we have tried for a few days to change the time, but it’s not possible. Chester tried as well, but said it is not possible – all of the things they have organised around the game, we cannot change it.“We would have been ready for pretty much everything; playing at 12, playing at seven, whatever. It’s now like it is. We will record the game and hope they will go through when we watch it back. I am really, really happy about the role England are playing – Hendo is playing and Trent had his first World Cup game as well, so it’s really nice. It would have been nice to watch it.”
Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of misleading medical card holders about a deliberate decision to cull tens of thousands of discretionary cards this year.Charlie McConalogue TDHe has also said the Government continues to mislead medical card holders about the impact of dramatic cuts to next year, by falsely claiming that ‘everyone who deserves a medical card will have one’“People are sickened by the Government’s denial of its own decision to remove thousands of medical cards this year. How can the Taoiseach and his Fine Gael and Labour colleagues continue to trot out this line, when the figures clearly show that more than 1,000 people a month are losing their discretionary medical cards?” asked Deputy McConalogue. “In Donegal alone, I know so many cases of people with serious illnesses or disabilities who have inexplicably lost their medical card without notice or have had their cards pulled from them pending a ‘review’.“These stories are very real, and they are replicated right across the country. The HSE’s service plan for this year clearly stated that as a result of a policy decision made by this Government, there would be a reduction of 40,000 medical cards this year. The Government signed off on this plan in January.“On top of this year’s sneaky cuts, next year Fine Gael and Labour want to take 35,000 medical cards from the over 70s and slash a further 100,000 discretionary medical cards. It means that thousands of older people, sick children, people with long-term illnesses and people with disabilities in Co Donegal will lose their medical cards next year.“This is a shameful policy decision and it is even more shameful that the Government is trying to deny it and downplay its impact. I know of many people here in Donegal who ‘deserve’ a medical card, but who have lost their card in recent months because of Government cuts. “It’s high time we saw some honesty from the Government about what is going on here. It is disgraceful to expect medical card holders to pay for the Health Minister James Reilly’s mismanagement of his health budget, and to then attempt to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes.” McCONALOGUE DEMANDS HONESTY FROM GOVT ON MEDICAL CARDS was last modified: October 25th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Charlie McConaloguemedical cards
Members of the Barefoot Impi teamon top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Dr Ross Tucker, a member of the team,said that when they reached the summitof Kilimanjaro, the team was engulfedwith feelings of vindication mixed withhappiness.(Images: Barefoot Impi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Ronnis DanielsThe Children’s Hospital Trust:Communications Co-ordinator+27 21 659 1796Ray MaotaSouth African mountain climbers can now relish the fact that they are the first people documented to ever climb Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, barefoot, and all done in the name of charity.With no serious injuries, all the climbers from Barefoot Impi – a group of adventurers and philanthropists who engage in charitable causes barefoot – reached the summit of Kili.Their feat was done in aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in Cape Town, Western Cape Province. The expedition was sponsored by Old Mutual, a financial services provider.There were 10 climbers in the team. Matt Botha, Dr Ross Tucker, Camilla Howard, Clyde Barendse, Andrew King and Hedley Young went shoeless, the others were guides and a camera man.The money raised from the climb will go towards upgrading the hospital’s Poisons Information Centre.Carla Goliath of the Children’s Hospital Trust said: “The money donated is still coming in and some have pledged donations which we have not yet received so the amount of money raised from the climb is still to be confirmed.”The Children’s Hospital Trust is fundraisers for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.Before their departure, Sean Disney, the managing director of Adventure Dynamics International, who has climbed Mount Everest and the Seven Summits twice, said: “The objective of the expedition is to climb and summit Kilimanjaro barefoot in entirety. This naturally poses a whole new array of additional challenges that one would have to overcome during a conventional summit.”Tackling KiliTucker said: “Ultimately, to be perfectly honest, we were clinical, precise and got to the summit relatively easily. I’d go so far as to say that probably 80% of expeditions to Kilimanjaro have more problems and issues than we had.“Perhaps being barefoot forced on us a more stringent approach, but it worked, and that should, I would hope, shake a paradigm or two.”The team reached the summit of the 5 895m mountain, also known as the Mountain of Greatness and the Roof of Africa, in five days battling terrain, altitude and weather along the way.They went through extensive training for months in advance, hiking barefoot up trails on Table Mountain and spending time in ice chambers at -15°. The mountaineers basically lived barefoot for months to give their feet the best possible chance against the elements on the mountain.And all that training paid off. “We reached the peak as one very emotional tribe knowing we had achieved what we set out to do,” said King.Tucker added: “I can honestly say that when all six of us got to the summit, with no drama, there was a feeling of vindication mixed with the happiness. All it took was planning and preparation with intelligence, foresight and discipline.”Some of the rules for the hike included: walking barefoot from the gate of the mountain to its peak; set climbing times during each day and not placing a shoe of any kind on any foot during the set climbing times.Why the upgrade is neededThere are only two 24-hour emergency poison lines available to the South African public and medical profession. They are based at the Tygerberg Hospital and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s hospitals, both in Cape Town.Both use the database at the Red Cross hospital as their source of information.According to the Children’s Hospital Trust, an upgraded, internet-based system is required that can be accessed on- and offline by medical professionals throughout southern Africa. This web-based system will allow rapid and immediate access to medical institutions and healthcare professionals, as well as provide information on non-toxic substances to the general public.The cost to upgrade the Poisons Information Centre is R3.1-million (US$406 000).