LATEST STORIES “I’m very humbled and excited at the same time to be working with Sen. Pacquiao for this noble project of him to discover untapped talents across the country and give former pros another chance to prove their worth,” said MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes.Opening rites start at 7 p.m. before the Parañaque Patriots battle the Caloocan Supremos at 8 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkA brand new car and 10 motorbikes will also be up for grabs for lucky fans who will watch the opener live.“This league will be a great help to young players, including those in the provinces, aiming to make it to the pro ranks,” said Pacquiao. Kenneth Duremdes. File PhotoThe Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League starts Thursday with its Anta Rajah Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Organized by Sen. Manny Pacquiao, the league is patterned after the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gritty Lady Red Spikers climb out of two-set hole, frustrate Lady Pirates Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Pacquiao bares disputes over committee chairmanships PLAY LIST 01:30Pacquiao bares disputes over committee chairmanships01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:05Miserable Christmas Day: ‘Ursula’ pummels Visayas; 10 dead02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Twenty-three-year-old Leon Clarke, widely known as “Tear Drop”, was on Tuesday cleared of a $1.1 million robbery charge brought against him on September 13, 2018.He was told he was “free to go” by Magistrate Faith McGusty before whom he hadLeon Clarkebeen on trial previously.The decision came after his Attorney, Keoma Griffith, filed a no-case submission claiming that the prosecution in the matter had insufficient evidence. The self-proclaimed up-and-coming singer previously denied the charge against him which stated that he broke into the home of East La Penitence resident Vincent Howard and robbed him of approximately $1.1 million in cash, GTT and Digicel phone cards and Scratch tickets.He was later positively identified by Howard as the young man whose music videos took Facebook by storm for a short period back in 2016. Before his short-lived fame, Clarke worked as a hospital attendant at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has expressed his disapproval of Government’s recent move to take over the operations of the Berbice River Bridge and said it could also create a negative image for Guyana to potential investors here and abroad.“This issue about nationalisation and taking over private property, we don’t agree with it because we are seeking similar models to construct other bridges, hydro power and everything else,” Jagdeo told reporters on Wednesday at his weekly press conference.The Opposition Leader questioned whether there is enough justification for the move taken by Government to nationalise the bridge. “Could there be some other remedy? The Minister (David Patterson) already had the remedy in the Act. He did not have to sign the toll order,” he said.Jagdeo reiterated that any increase in tolls at the Berbice Bridge without the Minister signing the toll order under the Act would have been illegal. As such, he feels Government should not have made such a rash move to take over the operations of the bridge.Jagdeo, who is also General Secretary of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), feels that the decision taken by Government could be seen as a clever political move. He said, “it was contrived to get the entire media to play it out until November 12 so there is no focus on the other issues… the bridge issue is now dominating daily news headlines.”The Opposition Leader reminded members of the media that the issue started with Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) Chairman, Dr Surendra Persaud, who also happens to be Chair of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and a member of the Alliance For Change (AFC).But he recognised that the focus has now been shifted, and blame is now being placed on the PPP, even in light of the fact that the BBCI is in breach of the agreement to increase tolls by over 300 per cent and a request made to extend the life of the agreement for 19 years.JustifiedJagdeo said the request from the company cannot by any means be justified, because it has been made clear that revenue is performing better than what was predicated in the concession agreement.“So, clearly the company has to justify in very clear detail why it has not met its obligations to the shareholders and the investors, because they are two groups,” he noted.Further, he made reference to statements made by Finance Minister Winston Jordan who claimed that the project was flawed, and sections of the media that reported that the bridge was used as a cash cow.Jagdeo explained that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) had invested in Bond One of the project $300 million. The scheme received (not principle payments) $270 million, a 90 per cent return on their investment. If they invested in treasury bills it would have been far less.NIS also invested in Bond Two, $760 million and received $823 million in return. The company also invested $500 million for subordinate debt (loan stuck) $456 million and is now owed $207 million. Preference shares invested was $950 million. They were paid back $163 million and are owed $507 million. Some $80 million was invested in common shares with zero returns so far.“…these are the only instruments that have had a return on investment,” he added.Agreement modificationsJagdeo said if there should be modifications to the existing agreement, he would support a two- or three-year extension or even for the tolls to remain the same until the life of the agreement ends.The BBCI has criticised the Government’s unlawful move to take over the bridge and has demanded answers from Minister David Patterson. It noted that based on the legal advice it received, Toll Order 2018 to take over operations of the Bridge was unlawful under the Berbice River Bridge Act.Slap to public-privatepartnershipsHowever, the Government’s unilateral decision did not go down well with BBCI Vice Chairman Paul Cheong, who on Monday told Guyana Times such an arbitrary move was a slap in the face of all public-private partnerships.Speaking with this publication on Monday, a very livid Cheong said, “The decision came as a shock to us and, so we are working with our lawyers to weigh our legal options. I have a meeting with our lawyers tomorrow (Tuesday). This is a slap on the whole Private Sector… this is something bigger than toll increases… it is a slap to all public-private partnerships… it was a model project for private-public partnership and so the Government will have to be responsible in its actions.”But on Monday, several members of the Private Sector were on edge, as, according to a leading businessman, the move by Government did not augur well for investors in Guyana.Dip in confidenceLast week, the World Bank’s 2018 Report signalled a dip in investors’ confidence in Guyana. This year, Guyana placed 126th in the global rankings. Last year, Guyana ranked 124th, while in 2015, the nation ranked 140th.The Ease of Doing Business Index is one of the most comprehensive studies done by the World Bank.In determining ease of doing business, the World Bank looks at key indicators such as registering, compliance, taxation, obtaining loans and similar factors such as administrative procedures. It also looks at legal measures, such as protection and settlements.
Smaller campuses Re: “Big push for small campuses” (April 6): There is something to be said for working for LAUSD for more than 40 years and still having a memory. However, without that institutional memory, we are reinventing the wheel. In order to maintain the middle school as a small learning community, the class size norms have to match so cores and teams can really work. Resources need to be provided so that there is a place for those students who cannot adjust to a traditional school setting. And there needs to be a strong belief system from the key decision-makers that middle school is not just a high school for smaller students. There cannot be one-size-fits-all; but there can be a basic belief system about how to ensure that all middle schools make each campus into a smaller learning environment. Middle school practitioners had this belief system with “Caught in the Middle” and now with “Taking Center Stage.” Perhaps these decision-makers should read these two documents. – Michael B. Bennett While reading up on the proposed ethanol energy policy, I stumbled upon the secret formula the Bush administration is planning on using for ethanol fuel: Eco-paranoia + Nationalism + Lobbyists = Subsidies + Tariffs + Pro-ethanol policy. – Cesare Consaga Simi Valley Principal, Patrick Henry Middle School Granada Hills All the good parts Re: “Charters threaten lawsuit for rooms” (April 5): The point of the charter program was to experiment with an alternative form of education and take what works and apply it to public schools. Well, now we know what works. Now we need to apply it. It’s like a general contractor buying a state-of-the-art truck for a construction business and when the truck breaks down, instead of fixing it, he buys a bunch of little pickups. And when they need parts, he takes all the good parts from the big truck to make the repairs on the pickups. In the case of LAUSD, we still have the big truck and it is costing tax payers $7 billion a year to maintain. Either get rid of the big truck and buy a bunch of little ones, or take the good parts from the little trucks to fix the big one. – Donna Connolly Sherman Oaks Study, not hide it Re: “Mayans have right to beef with Mel” (Their Opinions, April 5): I get a little tired of people always finding fault with history because it is not flattering to a particular race or people. All human beings, no matter what ethnic group they come from, have done terrible things to one another sometime in their backgrounds. We all know what is right and what is wrong. Looking at the murder of innocent people should not have anything to do with “examining a people’s history through the lens of Western culture.” Let’s study history factually, and learn from it, not change or hide it. America has to live with its treatment of the Indians and so should the Mayans. – Linda Redondo North Hills There oughta be a law Wouldn’t it be nice if they made a law that required drivers to use their vehicles’ turn signals when making a turn or changing lanes? Just think, by informing other drivers of your intentions, it might alleviate some of the road rage and even cut down on some accidents. If the police would then issue tickets and fine violators who did not signal their turns, they would probably have millions or maybe even billions of dollars to hire more needed police officers and do more road repair. It seems that a lot of drivers either find it unnecessary or too inconvenient to move that turn-signal lever up or down. I guess it is just too much hard work to be considerate of other drivers. – Dan Suess Valencia Straight-faced McCain Sen. John McCain says that Iraq is safe. Sen. John McCain says that marijuana is dangerous. Sen. John McCain snaps his fingers and $20 million in campaign donations pour in. No talent draws admiration and support for a leader like the ability to tell a really big lie while keeping a really straight face. – Peter Wilson Simi Valley 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
German police detained the wanted man last month on his arrival at Munich airport en route to Bilbao, where he was travelling for Spartak Moscow’s Europa League tie.The suspect, who was not named by police, risks up to 15 years in jail in France for attempted homicide and grievous bodily harm.The Russian embassy in Germany protested the arrest at the time.“We strongly protest against the detention and the return to a third country of a Russian citizen who had not committed any crime in German territory,” wrote Russian embassy spokesman Denis Mikerine on Facebook.“We consider this case a possible pretext to exacerbate and politicise hooliganism in football ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.”The arrest came just months before Russia hosts the World Cup from June 14 to July 15, with fears running high of a repeat of the 2016 rampage by Russian hooligans that erupted in the French port city of Marseille.Scenes of the street battles ahead of the Russia-England match in Marseille on June 11, 2016 shocked the world and marred the tournament.The clashes left 35 people injured, including two England fans who suffered serious injuries.French authorities had for months been seeking the suspect, who along with several other Russian hooligans is accused of attacking 51-year-old England supporter Andrew Bache.Bache was left paralysed on the left-hand side of his body after being hit around the head with an iron bar.After months of work with British police to identify the perpetrators of the assault against Bache, French authorities issued an arrest warrant for the Russian suspect in December 2017.France jailed three Russians and deported more than 20 others over the violence, and Russia was formally warned by UEFA that it could be thrown out of Euro 2016 over the rampage.As Russia gears up to host the World Cup, hooliganism experts say Russia’s powerful FSB security service has cracked down hard on football gangs and blacklisted many of their leaders in the run-up to the finals.Russian law enforcement agents are also working with their counterparts from England and other countries to determine which fans planning to attend games are safe, said a Russian source, adding that the final decision on who gets to attend the matches will be made by the Russian security services.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000(FILES) This file photo taken on June 11, 2016 shows policemen attending to England fan Andrew Bache following clashes between fans of England and Russia in the city of Marseille, southern France, ahead of the Euro 2016 football match between England and Russia.A Russian football hooligan sought by authorities for savagely attacking a British fan at Euro 2016 in France has been arrested, German police said on February 22, 2018 © AFP/File / TOBIAS SCHWARZMARSEILLE, France, Mar 12 – A Russian was taken into custody in Marseille on Monday in connection with an attack that left an English football fan in a serious condition after fighting at the Euro 2016 football tournament.The 31-year-old, originally arrested in Germany in February, will face trial in connection with a mass attack that left a fan with permanent damage and is under provisional custody, state prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux told AFP.
According to the agreement seen by AFP, Mourinho accepted a one-year jail sentence immediately commuted to a fine of 182,500 euros.The Portuguese coach will also have to pay an additional penalty of 1.98 million euros ($2.3 million).Mourinho, sacked by Manchester United in December following a string of disappointing performances, is the latest high-profile football figure to be judged over his tax affairs in Spain.Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, of failing to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.The grounds for the case, as with a series of football stars based in Spain, is how income from Mourinho’s image rights was managed and declared.Prosecutors believe by ceding his image rights to a series of companies based in tax havens, Mourinho committed fraud by not declaring the income those companies made from his image rights.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho avoids jail but if fined for tax fraud in Spain © AFP / JOSE JORDANMADRID, Spain, Feb 5 – Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has avoided jail for tax fraud as part of a deal with Spanish prosecutors revealed Tuesday but will pay a fine of close to two million euros.The 56-year-old is accused of committing tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 when he coached Spanish giants Real Madrid.
This brilliant photo taken at a school confirmation in the 1960s is just one of many that will be on display at the school at the Open Day on Saturday. Among those in the photo are Geraldine Reynolds, Ann Brennan, Etta Logan, Gertie Logan, Mary Conaghan, Claire Watson, Mary Francis Peoples, Helen McGlinchey, and teacher Miss O’Donnell. Bernadette Kelly, Marian McIntyre, Mary Harte, Carmel Clarke, Iris Barnes, Francis Porter, Margaret Porter, Mrs Crawford. A.Quinn, Patricia Gallagher and Jenny Hewitt.There will be plenty of old stories swapped in Raphoe this weekend when St Eunan’s National School holds an Open/Fun Day at the school on Saturday to mark the school’s 60th celebrations.The festivities were officially set in motion a few weeks back when a hugely successful parade took place through the town, when St Eunan’s NS combined the launch of their 60th anniversary celebrations with a coffee afternoon for the Hospice and a fundraiser for Syrian Refugees.On Sunday last the school community was out in force again at a massively successful 5K.Deputy Principal Anita Keeve explained that the anniversary was being used very much as an opportunity for learning and this weekend’s fun day will continue in that vein. “Over the past number of weeks the children across all the classrooms have been learning about the history, not just of the school, but all about Raphoe and their local community. They have been getting postcards from past pupils who are all over the world, and that has helped their geography skills.The anniversary is being used all the time as an opportunity for learning and improvement, both physically and mentally and we were delighted to see so many of the children and their families running and walking the 5K on Sunday last.”The learning curve for the students has seen past pupils of the school come to talk to current students about local history, poetry and even old school yard games, all of which will feature at the open day on Saturday.“We hope to have some of the old games on Saturday, we will have displays of old photographs, a chance for people to look through old roll books and to get their photos taken at an old school desk. The theme of the day is very much one of fun, we’ll have music, food and fun games and we’d urge anyone who has a connection with the school – former students and staff members – to come along for what promises to be a great afternoon.”The festivities at St Eunan’s NS kick off at 1pm this Saturday and everyone is invited to come along and join the fun. SUPER DAY OF NOSTALGIA PLANNED FOR ST EUNAN’S 60th ANNIVERSARY OPEN DAY was last modified: October 13th, 2015 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:donegalRaphoeSt Eunans NS
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – A multimillion-dollar mansion that played home to fictional characters in such movies as “Hollywood Homicide,” “Just Married” and “Rocky V” has been destroyed by fire. A Wednesday night blaze gutted the 21-room mansion and caused an estimated $15 million in damage, Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said Thursday. No injuries were reported. The fire department initially reported the mansion was used in the 1960’s “Batman” TV series as the home of Bruce Wayne. But Derderian said Thursday that officials were confused about the location and Wayne Manor, about two blocks away, was not damaged. The cause of the fire was under investigation. The 12,000-square-foot home on 3.3 acres of land has been under renovation. About 75 firefighters worked to prevent embers from igniting brush behind the home. A police helicopter hovered above the site to guard against flare-ups. “There’s a very large brush area behind that residence,” Derderian said. “It had the potential to turn into a very volatile event.” Fire crews from Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale and the city and county of Los Angeles worked the blaze, she said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tags: premier league Wolves vs Leicester CityMolineux Stadium, West Midlands Saturday, 19-01-2019 @5:30pmReferee: Chris KavanaghWolves’ defender Willy Boly starts a three-match ban as a result of his sending off against Manchester City. Leander Dendoncker is expected to drop back into defence to replace Boly, with Romain Saiss coming into midfield.Leicester are boosted by the return of Jonny Evans, who has recovered from a broken toe quicker than anticipated. Ghanaian Daniel Amartey, who has a broken ankle, is the only absentee for Claude Puel’s side.This will be the third meeting between the clubs this season: Leicester won August’s reverse league fixture 2-0 and beat Wolves 3-1 on penalties at Molineux in the Carabao Cup in September. Wolves are winless in three games against the Foxes since a 2-1 home Championship victory in September 2012. Wolves recovered from trailing 3-0 at half-time to win 4-3 in their only previous Premier League home match against Leicester, in October 2003. Leicester have won one and lost five of their last eight top-flight away fixtures against Wolves.Bournemouth vs West Ham UnitedVitality Stadium, Saturday, 19-01-2019 @6pmReferee: Simon HooperBournemouth forward Callum Wilson faces a fitness test on the hamstring injury that has kept him out in recent weeks. Simon Francis, Adam Smith, Lewis Cook and recent signing Dominic Solanke are the Cherries’ certain absentees.Marko Arnautovic has been left out of the West Ham squad due to the ongoing saga of a potential transfer to China. Javier Hernandez is available following hamstring and back issues, while Ryan Fredericks returned to training this week after an ankle injury.Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last four encounters against West Ham, winning twice. West Ham have scored in all 12 previous meetings, amassing 25 goals in total. There have been 28 goals in the seven previous Premier League encounters – four goals per game on average.Liverpool vs Crystal PalaceAnfield Stadium, LiverpoolSaturday, 19-01-2019 @6pmReferee: Jonathan MossLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp got the perfect reaction from his players, seeing them defeat Brighton 1-0 last weekend after losing their first game seven days prior. However, with City looking unstoppable at the moment, the former Dortmund and Mainz tactician will as for nothing less than three points against a Crystal Palace team that has won only one of their last four League fixtures.Klopp has not ruled out Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum, despite both suffering knee injuries last weekend. Adam Lallana might be involved, while Joel Matip could play nearly six weeks after fracturing his collarbone.Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni, 39, is expected to make his first appearance since December 2017. Vicente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey are out with respective calf and thigh injuries sustained against Watford. Forward Christian Benteke made his first appearance since September last weekend and is likely to be among the substitutes again.Liverpool have won five of the past six league meetings, and are vying for a fourth straight victory against Crystal Palace for the first time in the top flight. However, Palace had won three successive Premier League games at Anfield before losing on their most recent visit in August 2017. The league leaders are looking to win seven consecutive Premier League home games for the first time since January 2014. Liverpool are on a 31-match unbeaten league run at Anfield since losing to Crystal Palace in April 2017. It’s their joint longest top-flight streak since a club record 63 home games without defeat between February 1978 and December 1980. The Reds have kept 12 clean sheets in their last 16 Premier League home fixtures, conceding once in each of the other four games. Jürgen Klopp’s side have the second best defensive record of all time after 22 matches of an English top-flight season, conceding just 10 goals. Chelsea conceded eight in 2004-05. However, Liverpool have lost 11 of their 27 competitive matches in January under Klopp (W9, D7, L11).Man United vs Brighton Old Trafford, manchesterSaturday, 19-01-2019 @6pmReferee: Paul TierneyUnited manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be hoping to continue his fine start to life as the club’s manager. The Norwegian has master-mined 5 consecutive victories so far, and he will relish the prospect of a 6th with Brighton visiting Old Trafford on Saturday.Alexis Sanchez is expected to be fit to face Brighton following a minor injury. Eric Bailly is available after suspension but Marouane Fellaini has a calf injury and joins Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo on the sidelines.Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma will be assessed, having missed last weekend’s defeat by Liverpool with a hip problem. Left-back Bernardo and winger Jose Izquierdo remain absent with hamstring and knee injuries respectively.United have never lost at home to Brighton (W8, D2) and have won the last four meetings at Old Trafford without conceding. However, the Seagulls have won the two most recent encounters: 1-0 and 3-2 home triumphs in May and August last year. Brighton could become the first team to win three consecutive league games against Manchester United since Swansea in 2014-15. Ole Gunnar Solskjær could equal the longest Premier League winning streak by a manager from the beginning of his reign at a club: six by Carlo Ancelotti for Chelsea in 2009 and Pep Guardiola for Manchester City in 2016. United could score three goals or more in in four consecutive home league games for the first time since September 2011. They have kept consecutive clean sheets, as many as they managed in the first 20 league games this season.Newcastle United vs Cardiff CitySt. James Park, NewcastleSaturday, 19-01-2019 @6pmReferee: Scott AttwellNewcastle will assess the fitness of Ciaran Clark and Jamaal Lascelles, who were both substituted with injuries during the FA Cup win at Blackburn. Fabian Schar and Isaac Hayden were also hurt in that tie but should be fit, along with Kenedy and Mo Diame. Paul Dummett and Jonjo Shelvey remain out.Cardiff will give a debut to Oumar Niasse, signed on loan from Everton. Captain Sean Morrison is expected to miss out after having what the club only described as “a procedure”.The goalless draw in August’s reverse fixture ended Newcastle’s 10-match winning streak against Cardiff in the league. Cardiff have lost 17 of their last 18 away league games against Newcastle, including nine in a row since a 4-0 victory in November 1963. However, Cardiff did win an FA Cup tie against Newcastle at St James’ Park five years ago. Newcastle have won their last seven top-flight home meetings in this fixture by an aggregate score of 23-0.Southampton vs EvertonSt. Mary’s Stadium, HampshireSaturday, 19-01-2019 @6pmReferee: Graham ScottSouthampton welcome back the trio of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Yan Valery and Charlie Austin, who are all available having completed suspensions. Danny Ings is back in training after a thigh injury but Ryan Bertrand, Shane Long and Mario Lemina are doubts, and Michael Obafemi remains out.Everton winger Ademola Lookman is set to make consecutive Premier League starts for the first time this season. Phil Jagielka is sidelined because of an injury sustained during training.Everton have won only three of their 19 Premier League fixtures at Southampton, drawing six and losing 10. The Toffees can do the league double over Southampton for the first time since 2001-02, having won 2-1 at Goodison Park in August.Watford vs BurnelyVicarage Road, LondonSunday, 19-01-2019 @6pmReferee: Michael OliverWatford are expected to be without midfielder Will Hughes, who sustained a suspected concussion in the win over Crystal Palace last weekend. Andre Gray and Christian Kabasele have returned to training and could feature.Burnley trio Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Matt Lowton and Phil Bardsley are fitness doubts but Steven Defour and Stephen Ward are both back in contention after injuries. Robbie Brady serves the final game of a three-match suspension.Watford are aiming do the league double over Burnley for the first time since 2002-03 in the second tier, having won the reverse fixture 3-1 at Turf Moor. Burnley can win back-to-back league fixtures at Vicarage Road for the first time in 17 years. None of the previous 19 league meetings have ended goalless.Arsenal vs ChelseaEmirates Stadium, LondonSunday, 19-01-2019 @8:30pmReferee: Anthony TaylorThe biggest fixture in the Premier League this weekend pits two London sides fighting for the same cause. Despite a brilliant start to the season, Chelsea have now settled for fighting for top four, which is also Arsenal’s primary target. The two played out a thrilling 5 goal game the first time they met this season with Chelsea winning it 3-2 at Samford Bridge. The game on Saturday give chance to Arsenal to prove they are still in the fight and getting one over their rivals may surely reignite their season.Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal could return to Arsenal’s starting line-up, having been named on the bench last weekend after recovering from injuries. Mesut Ozil will hope for a recall after being left out at West Ham, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains absent, though he is nearing a return from a foot problem.Chelsea may again deploy top scorer Eden Hazard as a false nine. Alvaro Morata is available but is unlikely to start as he continues to be linked with a move away from the club. Fellow striker Olivier Giroud is nursing a swollen ankle but says he is fit to play, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek is out with a back problem.Chelsea’s only defeat in their past 14 league games against Arsenal was a 3-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium in September 2016 (W8, D5). The Blues can become the first visiting team to win six competitive fixtures at the Emirates. They are currently level with Manchester United on five victories. Premier League games between Arsenal and Chelsea have produced 13 red cards, more than any other London derby. However, they are the only clubs yet to have a player dismissed in the top flight this season.Arsenal have lost four of their last eight games in all competitions, having been unbeaten in their previous 22 matches. The Gunners are undefeated in their last 10 Premier League home games (W8, D2), with their last loss coming against Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season. They are unbeaten in their previous 12 Premier League London derbies at home, winning the last five. Their most recent home derby defeat came against Chelsea in January 2016. Arsenal have kept just three Premier League clean sheets this term – only Fulham, with two, have a worse record. Chelsea scored 27 times in their opening 11 league matches this season (2.5 per game) but have netted just 13 times in their subsequent 11 outings (1.2 per game). They have not scored more than twice in any of their last 11 top-flight matches. Chelsea are looking to win four consecutive Premier League away games within the same season for the first time since a six-match sequence from October to December 2016. They have won just one of their last nine league games away to the established top six (D3, L5). That solitary win came at Wembley against Tottenham in August 2017.Huddersfield Town vs Man CityThe John Smith Stadium, West YorkshireSunday, 20-01-2019 @4:30pmReferee: Andre MarrinerMan City continue their fine run of form, winning all their last four competitive fixtures (3 in the League). They currently look like the side that tore apart everyone in the League last season and bottom placed Huddersfield will clearly be worried going into the encounter.Mark Hudson will select his first Huddersfield line-up since being named as caretaker head coach. Captain Tommy Smith could return from a hamstring injury after being an unused substitute in the draw against Cardiff.Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is a doubt with a muscle problem but manager Pep Guardiola has no other fresh injury problems. Left-back Benjamin Mendy, who has had a knee injury since November, is nearing a return but is not yet ready.Huddersfield were thumped 6-1 by Manchester City in the reverse fixture earlier this season. City’s 10-1 win when the teams met in the old Second Division in 1987 remains a record league win for them, and a record league defeat for Huddersfield. Manchester City’s three domestic defeats this season have all come in their last seven league games – but they have won their last three matches, and their last five in all competitions. City have conceded just seven goals away from home in this season’s Premier League; no team has let in fewer. They have scored 99 goals in all competitions this season, more than any other club in Europe’s top five leagues prior to the weekend. Manchester City have scored 19 goals in their last three games in all competitions – that’s one more than Huddersfield have managed in their last 36 matches in all competitions. The only goal Manchester City have conceded in 2019 came against Liverpool. Since then, City have played 296 minutes, scoring 20 goals without reply.Fulham vs Tottenham HotspursCraven Cottage, London Sunday, 20-01-2019 @7pmReferee: Craig PawsonNew signing Ryan Babel could make his Fulham debut after signing from Besiktas earlier this week. Defender Alfie Mawson remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury.Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko has been ruled out with a groin problem, but Eric Dier, who has not played since early December due to appendicitis, could be involved. Harry Kane is out with an ankle injury and fellow forward Son Heung-min remains absent on international duty. With Lucas Moura not yet ready to return from a knee injury that could mean Fernando Llorente starts up front.Tottenham have won the four most recent meetings in all competitions. Fulham have failed to score more than once in any of their last 12 Premier League matches against Spurs. This is the 50th top-flight fixture between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have 28 wins to Fulham’s eight, with 13 draws. Spurs have won six of their past eight league matches, but have lost two of the last three. Tottenham have the best away record in the Premier League, with 10 wins from 12 matches. Victory against Fulham would put Tottenham on 51 points after 23 matches, which is one game fewer than they have ever taken to reach a half-century of points in the Premier League. Spurs are the only team in the top four divisions of English football not to have drawn a league match this season. They could fail to score in consecutive Premier League fixtures for the first time since May 2015. Tottenham have lost three of their four league games played on a Sunday this season, winning the other.BET ON ALL THESE GAMES AND MANY MORE @Bunga BetComments
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