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Do or die clash for Humble Lion

first_img “The team is pretty confident. They are saying that they are looking forward to stepping up to make the difference that we need to close off this victory,” Waite said. He added: ” While we are confident, we do not expect this to be an easy game as they are the number one team and they are playing at home. We expect it to be physical because they (Humble Lion) have to do everything possible to get back in it. We are ahead, so it is for them now to try to be level with us to begin with, so it will be hard work for both teams.” Marvin Morgan, Vishinul Harris and man of the moment Fabian Reid have been key players for Arnett Gardens in this stage of the competition and they will need to report in similar form and be backed up by the likes of captain O’Neil Thompson, a focused Renae Lloyd and Kemal Malcolm. Humble Lion have, perhaps, the deepest team in the league and will be relying on Francois Swaby, Levaughn Williams, the crafty Wolry Wolfe and Hugh Howell to anchor their midfield. PRETTY CONFIDENT Today’s game One finalist of the 2016-2017 Red Stripe Premier League will be decided today at the third time of asking when Humble Lion and Arnett Gardens meet at Effortville Community Centre. After last week’s 11-minute teaser of an attempt at the second leg, both teams will do it today for real and the Donovan Duckie, coach of home team Humble Lion, believes that they are much more prepared for battle now. This after suffering a 1-2 loss away in the first leg. “We are ready and waiting now. I think the additional week has not hurt us and the good thing is that, at least, last week we started the game and played a bit. Before that, we were idle for quite a bit while Arnett Gardens were coming off two big games. That made them more prepared because no amount of simulation can count as the real thing,” explained Duckie whose team ended the regular season with most points and collected a $1m bonus prize. While his team was affected, like most of the island, by the inclement weather, Duckie said he ‘pushed his team to the max’ in training. “The preparations have been good despite the inclement weather. Everyone is fit and ready. We know what we have to do. It is a do or die. They are very focused and are mentally ready,” added Duckie, who is gunning to give Humble Lion their first hold on the title. Jerome Waite, coach of Arnett Gardens and the man who has led them to three of their four titles, including their last success in 2015, is similarly confident. – 3 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Arnett Gardens – Effortville Community Centrelast_img read more

Small quake rattles Valley

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – An earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area early Thursday, according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck just before 1 a.m. about 4 miles from Chatsworth. The quick jolt was felt by residents across Los Angeles County and knocked items off shelves and walls in some homes. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Chatsworth is about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. In Santa Clarita, city and county inspectors shut down the Whites Canyon Road Bridge that spans the Santa Clara River from Soledad Canyon Road and Via Princessa. They wanted to take a close look at joints following the 4.5 temblor this morning. Other bridges throughout the city also are being inspected, city spokeswoman Gail Ortiz said. 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

Pricey homes are on the block

first_imgOne home recently fetched more than $1 million, developer Mike Mitchell Jr. said, leaving six on the auction block. The homes feature up to 4,072 square feet, with five bedrooms and 31/2 baths on hilly, 1-acre lots served by septic tanks. The minimum bid and reserve price for each is $595,000, about 60 percent of the original asking price. “We don’t think they’re going to go for that minimum bid,” he said, declining to speculate on the ultimate price. The project is near the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, with most of the 68-acre site dedicated to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Similar homes nearby sell in the mid-$700,000s, said a local real estate agent, who cautioned septic tanks on the lots could limit the placement of a backyard pool or other amenities. “They don’t really have a big usable lot people will often move to Sand Canyon for, so price is going to become an issue,” agent Neil Weichel said. “If they sell for $750,000 to $800,000, people will say, `I got a deal.’ That’s how they’re going to justify their purchase.” In July, the median price of a home in Santa Clarita was $570,000, down 5.8 percent from a year earlier and well below the record high of $643,000 set in April 2006, said Larry Gasinski, president of the Santa Clarita division of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors. SANTA CLARITA – Six new million-dollar homes that have languished on the market for months will be auctioned off – at discount prices – as the developer tries to shake off the effects of a nationwide real estate slump. Bargain hunters may anticipate cut-rate deals, but those in the know say the auction amounts to a turbocharged sales pitch. “We’re trying to focus and highlight our project over anything else in Santa Clarita,” said Rhett Winchell, president of Kennedy Wilson’s Auction Group of Beverly Hills, which is handling the sale. “We want people to bid competitively.” The houses are part of Deer Creek at Placerita Canyon Estates, a seven-home development offered by Mitchell Development of Camarillo. In July, 194 single-family homes closed escrow, down 18 percent from ’06 and down 5.8 percent from June, he said. An economist from the County Economic Development Corp. said prospective buyers need to see the big picture and realize the auction is not taking place in a vacuum. “Developers are increasingly using methods such as auctions to unload finished properties that were conceptualized more than two years ago when the housing market was much stronger,” Eduardo Martinez said, noting that an auction provides its own challenges. “Anyone thinking of bidding would need to have lots of cash on hand or really strong credit because of a tightening lending standard.” judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

British speed up pullback from Iraq

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBrown visited British troops stationed at their base outside Basra last week and announced then that 1,000 of them would be coming home. But that declaration, apparently aimed at a possible general election next month, backfired after Brown was accused of playing politics. It also turned out that some of the 1,000 he described as being withdrawn were already home, and others had already been announced as heading home. In his formal statement to Parliament, Brown said a decision would be made in the spring as to how long the reduced force of 2,500 would remain in Iraq. At a briefing at the Foreign Office after Brown’s statement, a senior British official said of the final 2,500 troops that “there was no guarantee they will be there beyond the end of 2008.” The official said Britain was on a “glide path” of irreversible reductions. The official spoke on condition of anonymity under Foreign Office rules. In his response to Brown in Parliament, the leader of the opposition Conservative party, David Cameron, seemed to sum up the content of Brown’s statement, saying: “Now the troops are coming home.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the House of Commons on Monday that he would remove half of the 5,000 British troops in Iraq by next spring, and he left open the strong possibility that all British soldiers would leave Iraq by the end of 2008. Brown said the cuts were possible because of what he described as the progress made in training Iraqi security forces. He described the situation in Basra in southern Iraq, where the British troops are based, as calmer. Since President George W. Bush has made clear that U.S. troops will remain heavily committed in Iraq at least through his administration’s end in January 2009, it appears that the tight alliance on Iraq forged between Brown’s predecessor, Tony Blair, and Bush is unraveling. Indeed, a hallmark of Brown’s three months as prime minister has been the relative distance he has established from the U.S. president. The timetable of reductions appears to fit neatly into the calculus of a British general election that is now expected to be in 2009. Britain’s role as America’s largest coalition partner has been highly unpopular among voters, and as Brown spoke, thousands of protesters massed outside Parliament chanting slogans calling for immediate withdrawal. last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgFRIDAY Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles. Free. Call (213) 625-5045. Mariachi concert, noon, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca?ada Flintridge. Free with admission. Call (818) 949-7980. Old Navy Canine Casting Call, noon-4 p.m., Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. Family Night at Sparr Heights Community Center, 5-7 p.m., 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale. Cost $2. Call (818) 548-2187. Nightwalk, 7:15-9:30 p.m., Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Bring jacket and flashlight. $13 nonmembers, $10 members. Call (818) 949-7980. Volcanoes On Many Worlds discussion, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Pierce College Campus Center, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Free. Trail to the Stars Night Hike, 8 p.m., Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Free. $5 parking fee. Call (310) 454-1395, Ext. 106. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want 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

Wenger even money to leave Arsenal this season, Liverpool backed to beat Spurs

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Arsene Wenger is again facing calls to leave his post as Arsenal manager and it is even money that he goes before the last game of the season.In the Premier League this weekend, Liverpool host Tottenham – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT – and the Reds are 6/5 favourites to win at Anfield, while the visitors are 23/10.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Mauricio Pellegrino calls on Southampton to bounce back from Carabao Cup defeat

first_imgMauricio Pellegrino has called for Southampton to bounce back from their midweek cup elimination and continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.Saints go to second-placed Huddersfield on Saturday having been knocked out of the Carabao Cup at home to Sky Bet Championship Wolves on Wednesday.The trip to West Yorkshire – which follows a draw against Swansea and a victory over West Ham at St Mary’s – will be manager Pellegrino’s first away game in charge of the club.He is optimistic of an improved performance from his players.“I’ve got the confidence that we will change,” said Pellegrino. “We have to react.“Sometimes in this level when you are not focused for five or 10 minutes you are gone, and we have to learn from Wednesday and keep going.“Obviously, we want to bounce back.“We know we have to improve on Wednesday night and use as a reference our first two games in the Premier League.“We have to prepare well but we are professional and prepared to compete.”Saints will once again be without want-away Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, but there could be a debut for his compatriot and fellow centre-back Wesley Hoedt following his arrival from Lazio.Pellegrino believes David Wagner’s Terriers will provide a stern test at the John Smith’s Stadium as they attempt to record a third-successive top-flight victory.“We know that we will have in front of us a difficult game,” the Argentinian added.“Huddersfield won the last two games and we know it will be really difficult on this pitch.“They are an intelligent team with the ball and without the ball.” Mauricio Pellegrino 1last_img read more

Holt: Lennon right to criticise but we gave Aberdeen a test

first_img“We know what the manager’s like and he’s got his opinion and he’s right,” Holt said. “We didn’t play as well as we know we can in the first half especially.“We were better in the second half and there were times we thought we would go on and win it.“At the end of the day we’ve taken an Aberdeen side who’s second in the Premiership and everyone’s been raving about all year. Everyone’s been talking about their players getting in the Scotland squad and we’ve taken them until the end and it’s little Hibs in the Championship.“We’ll see next year. We’ve got bigger fish to fry next season.” Hibernian striker Grant Holt has admitted Neil Lennon was right to have a go at his players following the defeat to Aberdeen but gave his own perspective on the performance.The holders went out at the semi-final stage with a 3-2 defeat to the Dons, having fought back to level from 2-0 down, and Holt was a key man, scoring once and setting up the other Hibs goal.Despite the narrow defeat, Neil Lennon had slammed the team’s overall performance, focusing on the spell before he replaced Fraser Fyvie with Holt in the first half.The forward said the switch made all the difference to his side but wasn’t as critical of the performance as his boss. Holt took the individual plaudits after making a significant impact but admitted it hurt to miss out on the final.He said: “It’s always disappointing to lose a semi-final. We’re disappointed with the goals we let in but we kept them going and kept them working.“It was end to end and I think for anyone sitting at home as a neutral they’ll have enjoyed the match.“I think we just had to slow it down and to relax. We had to do the right things. I think we were too gung-ho. A change of formation was nothing to do with what Fyvie did, we just needed to change. We needed to get two up top and the manager recognised that early on. Sometimes you’ve got to put your neck on the line and do it early.“I’m happy with how I performed and what I did and I’m disappointed we never won.”last_img read more

Dundee United captain backs ‘character’ Kuate to shine

first_imgDundee United captain Sean Dillon believes the confidence gained by players like Wato Kuate can boost the club’s bid for an immediate return to the Premiership.The former Manchester City youth scored his first goal for the Terrors during the quarter-final win over Morton and heading into the clash with Falkirk, Dillon is backing the midfielder to continue to shine.Simon Murray and Blair Spittal also found the net in the 5-1 aggregate win and Dillon feels United have brushed off being beaten to second spot in the table by the Bairns.He said: “It’s a big bonus Blair getting a couple having been out for two weeks. Great for Simon as well getting on the scoresheet a couple of times and Wato getting a goal as well, which will do his confidence the world of good.” Speaking about Kuate’s contribution, he added: “Do you know what, he is pretty quiet in the dressing room. “I have seen a couple of his interviews, especially after the game the other day. He is a bit of a character. Probably best left at that.”last_img read more

Jackson County Inmate Roster 2.26.17

first_imgBooking Date:02-25-2017 – 8:38 pm Booking #:96402 Booking Date:02-25-2017 – 8:38 pm Fiscus, Ricky J Booking #:96378 Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. View Profile >>> Booking #:96401 View Profile >>> Charges:35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish Charges:7.1-5-1-3 Public Intoxication Bond:$355 View Profile >>> Bond:$1505 Bond:$2005 Charges:35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish Stout, Dylan T Bond:No Bond Bond:No Bond Barker, Scott A Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Bond:No Bond Booking #:96403 Release Date:02-25-2017 – 12:16 pm Booking Date:10-12-2016 – 10:56 am Charges:9-30-5-3 Operating Vehicle Intox/Prior Ponce, Joseph R Houchens, Michael T Stout, Dylan T Booking #:96380 Martin, Jason D View Profile >>> Charges:35-45-1-5 Common Nuisance35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth Bond:No Bond Charges:8 Parole Violation16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe Charges:35-44.1-2-3 False Reporting9-30-10-16 Habit Traffic Violater Booking Date:02-26-2017 – 5:19 am Release Date:02-25-2017 – 8:16 pm Booking Date:02-21-2017 – 12:13 pm Booking #:96401 Booking Date:02-26-2017 – 3:26 am View Profile >>> Booking Date:02-21-2017 – 9:35 pm Booking #:95655 Release Date:02-25-2017 – 8:01 am View Profile >>> Release Date:02-25-2017 – 8:16 pm Release Date:02-25-2017 – 6:16 pm View Profile >>>last_img read more