first_imgFC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique controls the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MILAN — When Barcelona plays Tottenham on Wednesday it will bring back fond memories for the Catalan soccer giant.With continuing uncertainty over when the rebuilding of White Hart Lane will be finished, Tottenham is still playing its home matches at Wembley — England’s national stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Barcelona will be without the injured Sergio Roberto as well as defender Samuel Umtiti, who is suspended following his sending-off during the 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven, when Messi scored a hat trick.Tottenham lost its opener to Inter Milan 2-1 after the Italian side scored two late goals to complete a dramatic comeback.That reignited Inter’s season, with Luciano Spalletti’s side winning its next three Serie A matches and it will be hoping to continue that run at Eindhoven.GROUP CLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson knows just how tough it will be at Napoli. Seven months ago before moving to England, Alisson was part of the Roma side that won 4-2 in Napoli when he had to save 11 of 13 shots on target.“It was one of the toughest games of the season for us in Serie A,” Alisson recalled ahead of the trip back to Italy.However, Napoli has not shown the same attacking flare under Carlo Ancelotti as it did under Maurizio Sarri — as exemplified in the scoreless draw at Red Star Belgrade in the group opener. It lost 3-1 to Juventus in the Italian league on Saturday.Although Alisson conceded twice in his first Champions League game with Liverpool two weeks ago, a stoppage time goal from Roberto Firmino sealed a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.“To beat a great team like PSG fills you with confidence,” Alisson said. As does still being unbeaten after seven games in the Premier League.A daunting trip to PSG has been made harder for Red Star Belgrade, which will be without fans after trouble in the second leg of its playoff at Salzburg. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Real Madrid’s final success last year came against Liverpool, the English power that this week travels to Napoli.Here is a look at the four Champions League groups on Wednesday:GROUP AAtletico Madrid has only lost once in nine matches across all competitions this season.It won its Champions League opener 2-1 at Monaco and is coming off a satisfactory 0-0 draw at Real Madrid, extending its run in La Liga to six consecutive visits to the Santiago Bernabeu without a loss.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Dominant debut for No. 1 pick Ayton in Suns’ exhibition game Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img Goalkeeper Jan Olbak has been particularly miserly of late, having not conceded a goal in three successive matches.Borussia Dortmund will be in an even more buoyant mood when it hosts Monaco, after seizing the Bundesliga lead from Bayern on Saturday.While former midfielder Sebastian Kehl said it was “too early” for a title challenge, fans are dreaming of a repeat of the glory days under former coach Juergen Klopp, who led the side to back-to-back Bundesliga titles before the Champions League final in 2013.They will also be hoping to get their revenge, after a rampant Monaco side scored six goals in two games against the German side when the two met in the Champions League quarterfinals in 2017.The current Monaco outfit is a pale imitation, however, and Leonardo Jardim’s side heads to Dortmund bereft of confidence and unable to score, having suffered two straight defeats.GROUP BTottenham and Barcelona are meeting for only the third time in a competitive match, having previously faced each other in the semifinals of the European Cup Winners’ Cup when the Catalan club advanced.Facing Barcelona is more familiar territory for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who won only one of nine encounters while in charge of Espanyol.While Barcelona rested Lionel Messi on the weekend, Tottenham had a squad depleted by injuries against Huddersfield but Harry Kane did score his first double of the season in the Premier League victory.Tottenham will hope goalkeeper Hugo Lloris recovers from a thigh problem and playmaker Christian Eriksen recovers from a stomach injury for the visit of Barcelona. Midfielder Dele Alli has already been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Red Star supporters have been banned for the club’s first two away matches by UEFA, and the Serbian team was fined €30,000 ($34,700) for damages caused, for the throwing of objects, and for the setting off of fireworks.Considering PSG is heavy favorite to beat the team from Serbia at Parc des Princes, PSG coach Tuchel may be tempted to pick young players like defenders Colin Dagba and Stanley N’Soki, and forward Moussa Diaby.They have done well when selected this season, but Tuchel also knows PSG needs to bounce back after its opening defeat.Most likely, stars Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe will start the match and Tuchel will look to bring the youngsters on if and when the game is safe.GROUP DAfter comfortably beating Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0, Turkey’s Galatasaray knows it can take control of the group with another victory at Porto.Badou Ndiaye is unavailable after his red card in that match, while fellow midfielder Emre Akbaba broke a metatarsal in Friday’s win over Erzurumspor and will be out for some six weeks.Porto also lost an important player to injury as star striker Vincent Aboubakar ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Friday’s win over Tondela.Galatasaray is without a victory on the road in Europe in 13 matches, since a 3-2 success at Schalke in the Champions League round of 16 in March 2013.Porto drew its opener against Schalke, which ended its five-game losing start to the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win over Mainz on Saturday and will hope to kick on from there at Lokomotiv Moscow. Lokomotiv looked weaker than other recent Russian champions in its opening loss to Galatasaray and is struggling in the Russian league, with three wins from nine games.Of its summer signings, striker Fyodor Smolov was suspended for the Galatasaray defeat and has now injured his shoulder, while coach Yuri Syomin has struggled to fit 2014 World Cup winner Benedikt Hoewedes into his system.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Barcelona won the Champions League title at Wembley in 2011, beating Manchester United 3-1.Surprisingly it has triumphed in Europe just once since then — in 2015 — highlighting the failure of Lionel Messi and its host of other stars to fulfill their potential fully in the Champions League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMoreover, its bitter rival Real Madrid has won the title four times in the same period.Another Spanish side in action, Atletico Madrid, has lost two of the past five finals — being beaten both times by Real Madrid. 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first_img Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Related Items:barbados, butch stewart, scandals resort international Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jul 2015 – Butch Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International is leading a media fam-trip and tour of his ‘luxury included’ properties in the Eastern Caribbean. With a flight from Provo to Barbados; Barbados to Grenada and then Grenada to St. Lucia local media and hotel professionals are invited on the trip which will showcase recently purchased and renovated escapes under the Sandals brand and some of the destinations within which they are nestled. Magnetic Media is among those tagging along… look for our photos, listen for our radio reports or catch our TV news stories – online, right here on News Break or One Caribbean Television. We’re also on Facebook, tweeting at Twitter, posting on Instagram, linking you to the latest news stories on LinkedIn and at our YouTube channel: Magnetic MediaTV and even on iTunes. Visit MagneticMediaTV.com and chose your favorite way to stay informed! Recommended for you Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trapped Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgDementiaUS Supreme Court justices, delving into the issue of aging prisoners with dementia, struggled on Tuesday over whether a convicted Alabama murderer should be spared the death penalty because strokes have erased his memory of committing the crime.Vernon Madison, 68, was convicted and sentenced to death for fatally shooting a Mobile police officer in 1985.During an hour of arguments, the justices heard from both Alabama and Madison’s attorney that severe cognitive decline could preclude a state from executing inmates who cannot understand what was happening to them. But it remained unclear whether the justices will decide Madison fits that criteria.The justices, on the second day of their new term, must determine whether executing Madison would violate the US Constitution’s Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. A ruling is due by June.Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, a death penalty critic, said there are many aging inmates who, like Madison, have spent decades on death row.”So this will become a more common problem,” Breyer said.The Supreme Court has previously imposed limits on capital punishment for mentally incompetent or intellectually disabled people.Madison suffered several strokes in recent years, resulting in brain damage, dementia and memory impairment, according to court papers. He is legally blind, cannot walk unassisted and speaks with a slur.The dispute centers on whether Madison can understand the connection between his crime and the planned punishment. Alabama has said Madison can understand the link. A federal appeals court ruled last year that he cannot.The justices ruled last year that Alabama could execute Madison, but on 25 January they then halted his execution and a month later agreed to hear his case.Madison shot Julius Schulte, a police officer in Mobile, twice in the back of the head as Schulte supervised Madison’s move out of his former girlfriend’s house, according to court papers.Attorneys for Alabama and Madison told the justices memory loss alone cannot exempt someone from execution.Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, asked Madison’s attorney Bryan Stevenson whether he conceded that “simply blacking out, you don’t remember the crime” was not enough.”It doesn’t make them incompetent,” Stevenson agreed, but asked the justices to bar execution when “someone has a disability that renders them incapable of orienting to time or place.”Liberal justices including Sonia Sotomayor appeared to agree Madison should be spared, but conservative Justice Samuel Alito noted that experts evaluating the case said Madison understands the meaning of the death sentence and certain other details.”Nothing about Mr. Madison’s conditions impact the state’s interest in seeking retribution for a heinous crime,” Alabama Deputy Attorney General Thomas Govan said.The court, one justice short amid the fight over president Donald Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is currently split 4-4 between conservatives and liberals.Madison, who is black, was sentenced to death in 1994 in his third trial. His first two convictions were thrown out on appeal for racial discrimination in jury selection and other prosecutorial misconduct.last_img read more


first_imgVideo Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/19115247/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-19-at-11.34.53-AM.mp400:0000:0006:28Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Members of The Metropolitan Organization (TMO) are asking Harris County Judge Ed Emmett to do something to open an additional site for Harvey victims who need to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as D-SNAP.The current location to sign up is Deussen Park, in northeast Harris County.Several TMO members met with Emmett at his office in downtown Houston on Thursday morning to ask him for an additional site.“We are really concerned about people standing in long lines,” noted Reverend Rhenel Johnson, of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church, after the meeting.Johnson added that “this is an unprecedented situation” and Father Albert Zanatta, of the catholic Assumption Parish, said the Greenspoint area is one of the suggested additional sites TMO has thought of.Judge Emmett said he has proposed several sites to the state of Texas, which manages D-SNAP —a program funded by the federal government— but the state has only approved the location set up at Deussen Park.The deadline to apply for D-SNAP in Harris County is tomorrow, Friday October 20th, at 7:00 p.m. and Emmett added state officials have told him they will not extend it.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/19122401/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-19-at-12.15.41-PM.mp400:0000:0006:28Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sharelast_img read more


first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 2 min read Enroll Now for Free Global cryptocurrency exchange itBit Trust Company, LLC, is arguably the envy of the entire Bitcoin community today.The nascent Bitcoin trading platform announced this morning that it has officially received a banking trust charter under New York State law. The groundbreaking new license makes itBit the only U.S.-chartered and supervised Bitcoin exchange compliant with New York and federal law, Techcrunch reports.    The trust company charter lends itBit “bank-like status,” as The New York Times put it, not to mention some hefty bragging rights within the Bitcoin community. “This is a big deal,” itBit co-founder and CEO Charles Cascarilla told the Times, “not just for us, but for the entire Bitcoin industry.”Related: Richard Branson Holding Digital Currency Summit on Private Caribbean IslanditBit Trust Company is a game-changer for US #bitcoin regulation & customer asset protection http://t.co/EB8Caty1TL pic.twitter.com/guz90GwEgV— itBit (@itBit) May 7, 2015The license signifies a momentous stride forward in the race to legitimize the fledgling digital currency sector, sullied in the not so distant past by sketchy, unregulated Bitcoin exchanges, like Mt. Gox and Ripple Labs. Just last week, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network slapped Ripple Labs with a $700,000 fine for breaching the bank secrecy act, among other infractions.Related: Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?In addition to heralding its new license, itBit also shared the news today that it clinched a $25 million Series A venture capital financing round. Several new and existing investors participated in the raise. Among them are RRE Ventures, Liberty City Ventures and the Jordan Company. The funding will be used to “significantly scale” the startup’s products and services, as well as to hire talent to staff positions in compliance, customer service, engineering, marketing and operations, according to a statement issued by itBit.Cascarilla, a former Wall Street financial services professional, co-founded itBit 18 months ago. The exchange is based out of New York City and Singapore. He told Techcrunch that it took his company 15 months and a thousand-plus-page application to finally win the historic charter.Related: ‘Days Felt Like Years’: What Morgan Spurlock Found When He Tried to Survive on Bitcoin for a Weekcenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now May 7, 2015last_img read more


first_imgHello and welcome to Stoke-on-TrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday January 4. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 17:30Due to an RTC the #A536 is closed at #PexhallRoad on the #Macclesfield side and #BankLane on the #Congleton side. Please avoid until we announce the road clear.— Cheshire Police Taskforce (@CPTaskforce) January 4, 201917:27A527 Porthill Road clear at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).16:52A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brinley Ford Southbound busy but moving at A5272 High Lane roundabout. 16:52Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. 16:27@PoliceShelton & @Hanleypolice have supported Stoke on Trent’s Sudenese community with their peaceful demonstration, which took place this afternoon in Shelton and Hanley. #ProtestLiaisonOfficers #NoIssuse #lawfulProtest @StaffsPolice pic.twitter.com/EfqB1yLCvW— Shelton Police (@PoliceShelton) January 4, 201915:52Moorland Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). 15:52Services at a stand on Virgin Trains West Coast between Stafford and Crewe due to signalling problem. 12:53Dog left to die in ditch – with another left dumped by busy road just days after giving birthThe RSPCA are investigating after both animals were dumped in Stoke-on-Trent. More here12:01Lane closed due to accident on A500One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on A500 D Road Northbound before A34 Talke Road (Talke Roundabout).The accident is just prior to the Talke exit.11:42Man, 38, charged after Douglas MacMillan charity box stolen from shopHe is set to appear in court this morning. More here.11:18Firefighters working to rescue cat from treeThe cat is believed to have been stuck since Tuesday. More here.10:37Cash only at Stafford ServicesA Highways England spokesman said:Stafford Services M6 southbound between J15 Hanchurch to J14 Creswell- Cash only due to no internet – card machines not working. “10:14Shock as town centre restaurant closes ‘with immediate effect’ The restaurant and wine bar has apologised to customers and thanked them for their support. More here. 09:31Four way traffic lights causing delays at Cobridge Traffic LightsQueueing traffic due to temporary traffic lights on A53 Cobridge Road at A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights).Four-way temporary lights installed but cause for this is not known. (Image: Inrix)09:13Woman, 58, dies in accident on A500The A500 was closed for more than five and a half hours following the accident last night. More here.08:58Bull Lane partially blocked due to accident between Brindley Ford and PackmoorBull Lane Westbound partially blocked due to accident from Handley Drive to Mellor Street. Traffic is coping well.Between A527 Outclough Road and Newchapel. (Image: Inrix)08:53Police step up patrols as youths cause anti-social behaviour in townThe youths are believed to have travelled from Crewe to Congleton. More here.08:53Arrest made after break-ins at businesses Police have made the arrest overnight following recent burglaries in the town. More here. 08:33Broken down lorry causing delays on M6M6 Northbound lane closed on exit slip road, queueing traffic due to broken down lorry at J14 A34 (Stafford North).Lane one (of two) is closed heading down to the roundabout. (Image: Inrix)08:20Abandoned Snoop the dog moves closer to being put up for adoptionThe charity hopes to assess the dog, abandoned just before Christmas, to help find him a forever home. More here.’Snoop’ the dog08:15Statement expected on A500 accidentWe have contacted Cheshire Police about an accident that closed the A500 for more than five hours overnight. We understand a statement will be issued later today.07:55Woodhouse Lane now closed due to accidentWoodhouse Lane in both directions closed due to accident, a single vehicle involved between Pennine Way and Under The Hill.Traffic officers are at the scene. 07:43Accident in Biddulph MoorWoodhouse Lane partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from Under The Hill to Pennine Way.Between Biddulph Moor and A527 Congleton Road. (Image: Inrix)06:53Arrest after charity box stolen from furniture storePolice made the arrest last night. More here.06:29Police warn motorists in Staffordshire not to leave cars unattended while defrosting windscreensA Staffordshire Police spokesman said:Frosty morning across Staffordshire today. Don’t leave your car unattended whilst defrosting the windscreen. “06:27A34 busy but moving in Trent ValeA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). (Image: Inrix)06:11Good morningWe’ll be keeping you up to date with the latest news throughout the day.last_img read more