SMB takes lead

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation San Miguel Beer clamped down hard on TNT KaTropa in the second half on Friday night to complete a rally from 15 points down and move within a win of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title after a 111-102 triumph that highlighted the talent of a franchise working on building a modern-day dynasty.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Creamline tests Adamson-Akari Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks View comments Alex Cabagnot scored 12 points in the fourth period, Arwind Santos had 20 of 27 in the second half and the San Miguel defense held the Texters to just 41 points in the final two quarters at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“This game proves the saying that defense wins championships,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria. “They worked together on defense. That’s the character of this team, the character that gave us our first championship together.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’After allowing Ranidel de Ocampo 19 first-half points that powered the Texters to a 61-46 lead at the half, the Beermen held the many-time national team member scoreless in the final two periods while also making life hell for Jason Castro in the same stretch.San Miguel now has two chances to wrap this thing up and snap a 17-year title drought in this tournament—starting with Game 6 on Sunday. LSU title parade draws massive crowds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ But, more importantly, a title here puts the Beermen in line for a second Grand Slam.“This is not over yet,” Austria warned, even as TNT coach Nash Racela is looking at one key statistic that did them in.“We have to limit our turnovers,” Racela said after his charges committed 24 total blunders. “Again, the goal is to get to a Game 7. Our emotions cannot be dictated [by the result] of this game. We have to be focused on the next game.”ADVERTISEMENT LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavslast_img read more

President Sirleaf Commends ECOWAS Efforts against Terrorism

first_imgThe Chair of the Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has commended efforts made to curb terrorism in the sub-region.Sirleaf spoke to newsmen during her two-day official visit to the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, on Sunday.She said that information sharing among member states had contributed immensely to the peace and security being enjoyed by member states.“A lot of effort has been made to contain terrorist acts.“The ECOWAS Commission has a very effective work in terms of the peace and security commission that has early warning signals.“We all are still vulnerable to terrorist acts, but by the exchange of information and the effective work of the commission, we have been able to keep the peace, access where threats are and formulate proper measures to address them,” she said.President Sirleaf stated that her visit to the commission was aimed at familiarizing herself with the structure, operations and staffing of the commission.According to her, the sub-region has also moved in the direction of achieving the ECOWAS Vision 2020.Sirleaf noted that the inclusion of Civil Society Organizations in ECOWAS programs had contributed to development in the sub-region.Speaking on the Economic Partnership Agreement, the ECOWAS Chairperson reiterated that the signing of the agreement would enhance sub-regional integration and trade.She said efforts were being made to ensure the agreement was signed by all member states together.“Two member states still have concerns with signing of the EPA. We believe opening of markets, the preferential access that African countries will have (to European markets) will enable us broaden our economies and grow more”, she said:“We will continue through the commission that has written a very good dossier on why we would affect our effort as trying to increase inter ECOWAS trade if we do not proceed with the agreement.“A couple of our member states have already been granted access to the European markets.“If our member states begin to open up their markets, this will take away from the efforts we have made as a union and from the harmonization we have been able to achieve among ourselves.”She added that member states that had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Union on the EPA had delayed implementation to allow all member states to sign the agreement “until the rest of our countries sign on, so we can allmove together as one sub-region,’’ she added.On her visit to Ghana, the President said that a code of conduct was signed by presidential candidates vying for elections on Dec. 7.“They signed to maintain peace, ensure they work together, have their supporters commit to no violence and accept the results of the elections which reflect the wishes of the Ghanaian people,” she said.The ECOWAS Chairperson also held closed door meetings with the President of the commission, Mr Marcel de Souza, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and senior officials of the commission.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President pledges 2M hectares of land for conservation

first_imgPresident David Granger on Friday evening pledged to allocate two million more hectares of land and waterways for conservation.During his address at the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana’s (THAG) President’s AwardsPresident David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger are welcomed to the Dinner and Awards by THAG President Shaun McGrath and his wife Monica, upon their arrival at the Marriott HotelCeremony 2016, President Granger said Guyana has been abundantly blessed with natural resources and must utilise them for its economic development.He reiterated his Administration’s fundamental commitment to the tourism sector and sustainable economic growth, even as Guyana transitions to a ‘green’ economy.President Granger added that the benefits of equitable and sustainable development are too numerous and transformative to be ignored.His plan to increase conservation areas was made in keeping with the Administration’s commitment to the development of a ‘green economy’, the Paris Agreement on climate change and growth in the tourism sector.“What a country! What wildlife! What a waste to ignore the great gifts of nature. Guyana’s abundant flora and fauna constitute a priceless national and natural treasure. Our animals are capable of generating more income alive than dead; in their natural state and habitats than in pepperpot or souse. They can contribute more to the development of a world-class and globally competitive, eco-tourism product than anything else,” President Granger said.The President explained that allocating more space to the protected area system will ensure that these natural resources are used sustainably and preserved for future generations.“These areas will be established in each of our 10 administrative regions to ensure that conservation is national in scale and covers all of our ecological zones in scope. Ecological parks, nature reserves and sanctuaries for our endangered species will be established to protect our flora and fauna and our natural habitats, ecosystems. Guyana’s ecotourism competitiveness will be enhanced by the fact that we are part of Caribbean and also the continent. We share borders with three South American countries. We are placed strategically to tap into the large tourist markets of our sister states of the Caribbean and the continent,” the President said.He noted too that tourism is essential to the growth of the national economy. It is neither a hobby nor a sideshow. “Guyana must learn to manage the tourist industry with the same seriousness and thoughtfulness with which it manages the gold and rice industries,” he said. The President added that it is one of the main drivers in the world economy and that this is no different for our small, developing state.“It was a couple of years ago, the seventh fastest growing sector of the global economy. The rate of growth of the sector in 2015 outpaced the rate of growth of the global economy. The industry generated US$7.2 trillion annually or 9.8 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product. It accounted for one in every 11 jobs in the global economy. Tourism has established itself as an extremely resilient economic sector. Its prospects are bright. The industry is projected to enjoy sustained global economic growth over the next decade. This growth is expected to be driven by emerging destinations,” the Head of State said.Guyana is the next frontier for tourism, the President said, explaining that tourists have grown tired of the traditional lure of the sun, sand and sea that is offered by most of the Caribbean states.He reiterated that promoting eco-tourism is vital to diversifying Guyana’s economy over the next two decades and beyond and the sustainable use of the environment is central to its ‘green’ strategy. In keeping with this, President Granger said Government will ensure that the eco-tourism sector accords with the principles of sustainable development.To this end, the President pledged that infrastructural development will be done in keeping with the overall aim of linking communities via the erection of aerodromes, construction of highways, roads and stellings to facilitate the ingress and egress of persons for their livelihoods and to advance tourism.Meanwhile, THAG President, Shuan McGrath praised the Government’s plan for sustainable economic growth. He extolled that the benefits are numerous and cross several categories.He also spoke of the economic benefits that accrued from Guyana’s Golden Jubilee Independence Anniversary celebrations and pointed out that visitors in May doubled and all hotels, guesthouses and inns were fully booked over that period.At the close of the function, four organisations and one individual were honoured for their outstanding contributions to the tourism sector. The Hotel of the Year award went to the Marriott Hotel Guyana; Resort/Lodge of the Year was awarded to Arrowpoint Nature Resort; the Direct Tourism Services Award was presented to Trans Guyana Airways; the Tourism Supporting Services Award went to ANSA McAL Trading; and Hall of Fame Award 2016 to Tony Thorn.last_img read more

Wall Street pulls back as dollar sinks to fresh lows against euro; oil, gold keep climbing

first_imgNEW YORK – Stocks fell sharply and bonds jumped Wednesday after the dollar sank further amid speculation that China will seek to diversify some of its foreign currency stockpiles beyond the greenback. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 140 points. Unease about the dollar dogged stock markets worldwide and in the U.S. comes a day after stocks continued their recent zigzagging to finish with sizable gains. The 13-nation euro hit a fresh record against the dollar – rising to $1.4729 – before falling back. The dollar fell not only against the euro but in Asia following a report that a senior Chinese political figure said China should diversify its $1.43-trillion foreign exchange reserves into the euro and other strong currencies. The euro’s rally put it well above the $1.4554 the currency bought late Tuesday in New York. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The previous record high, also set Tuesday, was $1.4571. The swooning dollar for a time sent oil above $98 per barrel and also pushed gold higher. “We’ve been seeing a bit of a tug of war,” said Tim Swanson, chief investment officer at National City’s Private Client Group, noting that investors have been grappling with concerns about spiking commodities and credit concerns but seeing reasonable growth in other parts of the economy. In late morning trading, the Dow fell 143.96, or 1.05 percent, to 13,516.98. On Tuesday, the Dow gained about 117 points as some investors looked to snap up bargains despite overhanging concerns about the banking industry’s exposure to bad debt. Broader stock indicators also pulled back Wednesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 17.61, or 1.16 percent, to 1,502.66, and the Nasdaq composite index fell 31.42, or 1.11 percent, to 2,793.76. Government bonds jumped as the dollar sank. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite the price, fell to 4.35 percent from 4.37 percent late Tuesday. Light, sweet crude rose 83 cents to $97.53 on the New York Mercantile Exchange but came off its high after the goverment reported inventories fell less than expected last week while refinery utilization remained flat. December gold surged $16.60 to $840 an ounce on the Nymex. Economic data arriving Wednesday appeared to offer some upbeat news, although investors remained concerned about the faltering dollar and rising prices for oil and gold. The Labor Department reported that worker productivity surged at an annual rate of 4.9 percent in the summer, the fastest pace in four years, while wage pressures eased. Figures on U.S. wholesale inventories showed a greater-than-expected increase in September but that demand also held up. “On one side we’ve got the forces of globalization and on the other side we’ve got woes from housing and largely related credit concerns,” Swanson said. “As we see volatility on a day-by-day basis it’s these two forces duking it out trying to see which ultimately will prevail. “On days like today it feels awful just like on days like yesterday it felt great,” he said, referring to the market’s gains Tuesday. “Once you step back from day to day gyrations and look at valuations you come away with a view that things are OK.” Still, he said a slumping dollar and rising oil are concerns. The economy could likely eventually absorb an “orderly decline” in the dollar and more modest moves in oil prices, he said. At present, though, there is concern that oil is acting as a “tax on U.S. consumers,” by making them spend more on fuel than in other areas. Beyond broader economic concerns, some corporate news didn’t offer Wall Street much reason for cheering. General Motors Corp. reported a $39 billion loss for the third quarter due to an accounting shift. The company warned late Tuesday it would book a $38.6 billion noncash charge largely related to establishing a valuation allowance. A valuation allowance is taken when the future benefit of the deferred tax assets is less likely to be realized. GM’s loss came to $68.85 per share, compared with a loss of $147 million, or 26 cents per share, in the third quarter a year earlier. The stock fell $1.64, or 4.5 percent, to $34.52. In other corporate news, media conglomerate Time Warner Inc. posted a 53 percent decline in its third-quarter earnings from a year earlier when results benefited from tax and investment gains. Results from the parent of HBO, Warner Bros., Time Warner Cable and Time magazine were in line with estimates of analysts polled by Thomson Financial. The stock fell 2 cents to $18.31. Foster Wheeler Ltd. rose $11.70, or 8.7 percent, to $147.01 after the provider of engineering and construction services said growth abroad helped boost quarterly profits 70 percent. Declining issues outnumbered advancers by about 5 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 485.9 million shares. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 12.92, or 1.61 percent, to 788.85. Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei stock average closed down 0.94 percent. In afternoon trading, Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 1.05 percent, Germany’s DAX index fell 0.49 percent, and France’s CAC-40 fell 0.51 percent. 160Want 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

European giants planning to sign Brazil striker wanted by Leicester

first_img1 Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a move for Leicester City target Luan.The Gremio striker has been on the Claudio Ranieri’s radar since last season after he bagged 17 goals in Brazil.Leicester were one of those linked with the 23-year-old in the summer, but they baulked at his £20m asking price.And now, according to Globo Esporte, PSG are ready to swoop for Luan in January.The French champions have scheduled talks with Gremio for December 15 in the hope a deal can be completed before next month’s transfer window.Gremio are aware of Luan’s desire to play in Europe, but they are reluctant to let him go unless they can bank over £20m. PSG want to complete the signing of Luan before the January transfer window opens last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – The Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition will meet at 7 tonight at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave., to discuss the recent midterm elections. For more information, call (562) 587-6270, or (562) 698-9154. Club to host bazaar, luncheon AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Santa Fe Springs Womens Club will hold its Annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon at Town Center Hall, 11740 E. Telegraph Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 2p.m., with prices ranging from $1.50 to $4.75. For more information, call (562) 863-4664. Senior Center to host crafts fair PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave., will hold an annual arts and crafts boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. For more information, call (562) 948-4844. Council moves to regulate wiring WHITTIER – Whittier City Council members have approved the first reading of an ordinance that places restrictions on the use of barbed and razor wire. The ordinance, which will come back to the council in two weeks for a second reading, would require businesses to get a permit for the wire, which must be out of plain view from streets and at least 6 feet above the ground. Homeless shelter receives $50,000 WHITTIER – Whittier City Council members have agreed to provide $50,000 to the Rio Hondo Temporary Home, which provides shelter for homeless families. City officials in the past had raised concerns about the home because none of its board members represented cities the group serves. That is no longer true, officials said, as Fran Shields, director of community services for Whittier, is now on the board, officials said. Support group for guardians weekly SANTA FE SPRINGS – Grandparents As Parents, which provides for the emergency and on-going needs of grandparents and other relative caregivers raising children, holds a weekly support group from 9:30 to 11:30a.m. Wednesdays. The meetings are held at the Kinship Resource Center, 9834 Norwalk Blvd. For more information, call (562) 921-7554. Vendors welcomed at holiday event LA MIRADA – The deadline for vendors to sign up for the city’s annual Santa’s Workshop Arts and Crafts Boutique has been extended until Monday. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The fee for a vendor space is $32. The fee is waived for La Mirada nonprofit organizations that sell food. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Meal to benefit fire victims’ families PICO RIVERA – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6315, 4825 Durfee Ave., and the American Legion Post 341, 4909 Durfee Ave., will serve breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. Breakfast will include chili verde, eggs, potatoes and beans. The cost is $7 per person. All money raised will benefit the families of those killed in the recent Esperanza Fire. For more information, call (562) 695-0029, or (562)695-1558. – From staff reports 160Want 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

‘A lot of qualities’ – Zola admits Chelsea interest in Premier League striker

first_img BEST OF REVEALED huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News RANKED ADVICE MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Callum Wilson is being linked with a move to Chelsea center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has said the club are interested in signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.Maurizio Sarri has been deploying Eden Hazard in the centre forward role in recent league matches and the Belgian has scored eight goals and created as many. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED “He’s doing very well and I’m pleased for him. He has a lot of qualities that can take him a long way so I hope he continues improving like he’s doing.”The two sides have already met in the Premier League this season, with Chelsea winning 2-0 in September and Zola is confident they can progress to the semi-finals.“We know Bournemouth are a dangerous team. They have gone far, they keep improving because they have a very good coach and are a good team.“So we know that the game will have a lot of difficulties but also, with all respect, we know our potential and we are getting better.“We’ve had our bad spell but we’re coming stronger from that and are approaching the game with a lot of confidence.” Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are the two forwards currently at Chelsea‘s disposal, but Sarri is not convinced either are good enough to lead the line.Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup quarter-final match with the Cherries at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, Zola was full of praise for Wilson.“I am sure there are a lot of players that are linked with us.“Certainly Callum Wilson is doing very well and is an interest not only for us but for many.”“He’s strong, fast and he sees the goal. I like him because he’s quick but also strong in the air, which is a very important quality. 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Zola has said the club are interested in Wilson no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more

Bielsa reveals incredible gesture and pledges to pay fine over Villa drama

first_imgWest Ham vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 5:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs West Brom (Sunday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 BEST OF During an extraordinary press conference on Friday, the 63-year-old said: “As we are clarifying things I think it’s important to add two things not linked to this subject.“The sanction I received that the federation (the FA) gave us – £200,000 – it’s a financial sanction the club received not against me, but I am responsible for it and that’s why I paid from my pocket the sanction.” Leeds are set to receive another fine after being charged with failing to control their players during a chaotic clash with Aston Villa on Sunday.A mass brawl broke out between the two sides after Mateusz Klich scored while a Villa player was down injured, before Bielsa allowed the visitors to go up the other end and score unopposed.And now Bielsa has promised to take any financial hit on behalf of the club because it is ‘his responsibility’. Marcelo Bielsa has revealed he personally paid Leeds’ fine after the ‘spygate’ saga – and promises to do the same for any financial sanction following the drama against Aston Villa.The Argentine refused to let the club foot the £200,000 bill from the FA after he admitted to sending spies to watch the Whites’ opponents before matches. It’s not the first time Bielsa has offered a financial hand to his employers.He donated £1.9m to Newell’s Old Boys last year to help them build their latest training facility – because he felt indebted to his former club in Argentina. Bielsa gave an extraordinary press conference on Friday shining 1 huge blow talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE LIVE ON talkSPORT Getty no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

Red Star vs Tottenham live stream: How to watch Champions League clash for free

first_img Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham take on Red Star Belgrade tonight Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 1 LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Aiming high Tottenham take on Red Star Belgrade tonight knowing a win will put them in a great position to progress to the Champions League knockout phase.Spurs are a point ahead of their opponents this evening in second in Group B and victory in Serbia would see them put one foot in the next round. on target Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 17.01%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen But Mauricio Pochettino’s side have struggled for form all season long and will face the daunting task of playing in Red Star’s intimidating Rajko Mitic Stadium tonight.The Serbian champions beat Liverpool 2-0 at home in the Europe’s elite competition last November. ready? AFP or licensors BOOST Simon Jordan is shocked at the current state of the Tottenham teamEE customers can sign up for a three-month free trial to BT Sport – simply text SPORT to 150.This will allow you to watch on your phone, with casting available to your TV though the service.Red Star Belgrade vs Tottenham: talkSPORT coveragetalkSPORT will have full coverage of the match tonight, with our show starting at 7pm.Hugh Woozencroft will bring you all the build-up before handing over to Jim Proudfoot and Ray Houghton for live and exclusive commentary.To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below. Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Red Star Belgrade vs Tottenham: Date and kick-off timeThe fourth game in Group B will be held on Wednesday, November 6 and will kick-off at 8pm GMT.Spurs beat Red Star 5-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium two weeks ago with Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min both bagging braces.Their only previous meeting was in the third round of the 1972/73 UEFA Cup which Spurs won 2-1 on aggregate.Going into tonight’s game, Tottenham drew 1-1 at Everton in the Premier League on Sunday while Red Star claimed a 2-0 league win away to Proleter Novi Sad.Red Star Belgrade vs Tottenham: How to watchEvery Champions League game is being shown live on BT Sport this season and you can catch this game on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 7pm.If you’re an EE phone customer, you can watch this game completely free.last_img read more

Cotter aims for Scotland clean sweep in his final Six Nations

first_img“But we are realistic, and we want to improve and do well in this Six Nations.“Is that going to be one win, two wins, three wins? We don’t know, but our aim will be to nail each one.“We know where we are ranked and we know that the teams we are playing against, bar one, are ranked better than us.“Every one of those teams are improving and I think we have too. “The challenge of the Six Nations is substantial. If you look at Ireland, who we have first up, they have just recently beaten the All Blacks, Australia and South Africa.“Look at the England, they haven’t lost a game for a while.“The challenges are there but I think that’s the exciting part of it.”The 2017 championship sees bonus points introduced for the first time, with extra points awarded to teams on the Six Nations table for scoring four or more tries, or losing by less than seven points.Cotter has welcomed the move, and believes it is a set-up which will benefit Scotland’s style of rugby.He said: “I think it probably will change the way certain teams play. I think you will see a few more risks taken.“We have players who like to take initiative and if you are taking initiative then the opposition are having to adapt.“Stuart Hogg can make teams adapt and Finn [Russell[ is doing that in the Pro 12.“We are going to need a big, mobile forward pack that is going to knock people backwards, loose forwards that can carry and defend – dominate the gain line.“Will it come down to a penalty? Will we take the lineout or the three points?“You may find that a few more lineouts are taken. “ Vern Cotter has challenged Scotland to win every game in the Six Nations as he prepares to enter his final championship as head coach.Cotter named a 37 man squad for the spring as he looks to build on an encouraging autumn test series, and last year’s Six Nations haul of two wins from the five games.Cotter will join Montpellier in June, with Gregor Townsend of Glasgow Warriors taking over the reins at Murrayfield, but the New Zealander was keen to play down any thoughts of emotion or legacy ahead of the championship kick off on February 4.He said: “Our aim is to win every game.last_img read more