Kick off at Tallaght Stadium is at 8.05.Group D leaders Zenit St. Petersburg play host to Maccabi Tel Aviv, with kick-off in Russia at 4 Irish time. Dundalk will look to take another step towards a place in the knockout phase of the Europa League tonight. Stephen Kenny’s side take on AZ Alkmaar in Tallaght tonight, a side from whom they took a point earlier-on in Group D.The Dundalk boss knows three points tonight would be huge.
Ashanti Gold Sunday overcame threats from Sewe Sports of Cote D’Ivoire to secure a 1/16th stage berth of the Caf Confederation cup at the Len Clay Sports stadium.Aminu Mohammed’s 35th goal sealed victory for the Obuasi-based club over their Ivorian counterparts who they had beaten by one goal to nil a fortnight agoMeanwhile, pemier league champions, Aduana Stars failed to make it to the next round of the CAF Champions league.Even though they beat their counterparts from Morrocco, Wac of Morocco at the Agyeman Badu Park in Dorma Ahenkro, the result was not enough to see them through.Striker Dan Bortey’s 25th minute penalty ensured a one nil victory for the home team but the victory was not enough to see Aduana Stars them.They needed three more unanswered goals to cancel out a 3-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of Wac in Morocco. But they failed to live up to the billing.Source: Myjoyonline.com/Ghana
Ghana’s senior women’s team remain the continent’s second-best side following the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking for the third-quarter.Only two African sides – Nigeria and Ghana – are in the top 50 bracket in the overall ranking with the third-quarter rankings placing the Black Queens at 50th.The Black Queens, who are preparing for the African Women’s Championship are in second place on the continental ranking table behind rivals, Nigeria.Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and South Africa follow in that order. The September edition of the world ranking was heavily shaped by many qualifying matches, particularly for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
A former Olympic sprinter is wanted by Utah authorities after he failed to appear in court for allegedly defrauding his victims out of more than $300,000, but the man states he missed court because he is being treated for malaria.Kenneth Ekow Andam, 40, faces one count of securities fraud as a second-degree felony, one count of unlicensed broker/dealer or agent as a third-degree felony, one count of forgery as a third-degree felony, and one count of money laundering as a second-degree felony.Andam represented Ghana in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, competing with the nation’s 4X100 relay team. According to BYUCougars.com, Andam was an NCAA All-American in 1999 for the outdoor 4X100 relay. His last known address is in Highland, Utah.According to court records, the four charges were filed in July of 2015, but a bench warrant for Andam was issued after the defendant failed to appear in court on January 5 of 2016. On January 6, the day after he failed to appear in court, Andam appears to have tweeted a photo publicizing his novels, which are about pirates.According to a request for a recall of the warrant filed later in January, Andam requested through counsel that the warrant be recalled, stating he has been in Ghana and is undergoing treatment for Malaria.According to a letter included in the filing and signed by Dr. Patrick Amo-Mensah, Andam, “…has been in [Ghana] for the holidays from the United States of America, was diagnosed and treated for severe malaria at this clinic since January 5th, 2016. We recommend a four (4) week excuse of duty for him to recuperate fully.” The filing requests a new court date be set that gives Andam time to travel back to the United States. The request for a recall of the warrant has not yet been ruled on.The charges stem from an incident that began in 2011 in Utah County after the victims sought to invest their live savings of about $325,000 and were put in touch with Andam.According to a statement of probable cause, Andam represented a company called Globa, Inc. which he said was a holding company and mobile money transfer platform for Barclays Bank in London. Andam promised the investors the bank was secure and depended on the gold standard, that they would have access to their funds at any time, and that the money was protected in various ways that amounted to a no-risk situation.The funds were invested in June of 2011, and a stock certificate issued in July. However, there were several issues with the stock certificate, like a lack of a numeric value for shares owned, and at that time Globa, Inc. was only authorized to issue 1,000 shares of stock. Further, Andam was not licensed in Utah to offer or sell securities.In September of that year the victims needed access to the account to help a family member, but were told they could not get to the funds because they were in a holding account. The victims eventually received $30,000, the only return on their “investment” to date. The court documents allege that bank statements indicate that immediately after receiving the victim’s money, Andam transferred $29,000 to a World Vuer, Inc and $200,000 to Roadreams, Inc.–both accounts owned by Andam. There was an additional transfer of $16,500 to Andam’s personal bank account and a cash withdrawal of just over $10,000.Despite these transfers, the victims still saw the full amount of their investment when viewing their account online. The documents allege that the promises Andam made were fraudulent and that he deceived the victims to obtain the funds unlawfully.As recently as September of 2014, Andam has appeared on CNN Facetime, where he offered business advice.“I’ve always made it my mantra to make sure that I identify the right opportunities, so when I am buying, I am buying at the right price, and when I am selling, I am getting at a good return,” he said during the Facetime segment.
“When you look at the overall work that a player of Todd’s caliber got, it was in large part due to the fact that we had gone into the game saying we wanted to get both those guys involved,” McVay said. “Then, as a result of us not being quite as efficient or not being able to convert on those third downs, it just limits those ops.”Gurley finished 2018 with 1,251 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. He missed the last two games of the regular season because of a knee injury. Super Bowl 53: Three reasons why the Rams lost The Rams always planned to split carries between their two running backs in the Super Bowl, coach Sean McVay revealed Tuesday.Los Angeles star Todd Gurley received just 11 touches in his team’s 13-3 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, one game after he also had a reduced role in the Rams’ win in the NFC championship. McVay explained Tuesday the team also wanted backup C.J. Anderson to be involved in the offense against New England.“We had gone in knowing that we wanted to kind of almost have a shared load between he and C.J.,” McVay said at his season-ending press conference, via USA Today. “So, the amount of attempts just rushing the ball the last couple games was a little bit different.” Related News Super Bowl 53: What’s next for Rams? McVay said Gurley’s opportunities were limited because of the game’s flow.“We didn’t get the amount of plays off and didn’t have the drive continuity (we wanted),” McVay said. “That’s a big result of why those opportunities were limited for him and just going into the game the way we had thought.”Gurley ran for 35 yards in the Super Bowl loss while C.J. Anderson added 22 yards on the ground on seven carries.
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Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College art students are putting their talents on display as the 9th Annual Student Art Exhibition returns to The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The exhibition begins May 12 and runs through June 13.SPSCC art faculty select outstanding works created in studio art classes during the 2013-14 school year. The works are as varied as the students themselves, as the exhibition will feature ceramics, drawing, painting, digital photography, printmaking, 2D and 3D design exercises, and sculpture. There will also be a continuous slide show of student art on display.Additionally, a special reception featuring the student artists will be held on Friday. May 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Gallery.The Gallery at the Minnaert Center is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m., except holidays. For more information about The Gallery, visit www.spscc.edu/gallery. Christopher Williams Night by John Bobbitt Kaila Knight Amanda Pratt
Mark Maloles and Alvin Pasaol exchanged back-to-back triples in a span of 18 seconds to give UE a 68-58 with 2:49 remaining in the fourth quarter.Pasaol then delivered the dagger, converting a three-point play for a 71-62 lead with 1:33 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogUE head coach Derrick Pumaren is aware of their position in the Final Four race and he used their first win in the UAAP as their starting point and motivation in getting to the semifinals.“Until there’s a fourth team that makes it then we still have a shot at it,” said Pumaren of their Final Four shot. “We just have to stay positive in the things that are going on. We just have to play as a team and keep playing as one unit.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments NU back on track, dumps winless UST Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East strengthened its bid for a Final Four spot after humbling University of the Philippines, 73-64, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Warriors won their third game in four outings to improve to 3-7 and them on track of getting the fourth spot in the league while the Fighting Maroons slipped to a 4-6 record.ADVERTISEMENT Pasaol showed his might with 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead UE while Mark Olayon narrowly missed out on a triple-double finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.Rookie Juan Gomez de Liaño had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead UP while older brother Javi finished with 17 points and 11 boards. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors PLAY LIST 02:56UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)02:57UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UP Fighting Maroons02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Fight poses a question: Is this UFC or WWE? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “There’s going to be fines,” White said. “There’s going to be God knows what. Can these guys get visas to get back in the country? We’ll see how this plays out, but I’ve been doing this for 18 years, and this is the biggest night ever, and I couldn’t be more disappointed.”McGregor’s $3 million purse was not withheld after commission officials examined video footage and determined his side had done nothing wrong in the melee. While Nurmagomedov brawled with McGregor teammate Dillon Danis outside the cage, a few men from Nurmagomedov’s camp — at least two of whom appeared to be UFC fighters, although the promotion and the commission haven’t formally identified them — climbed into the cage and confronted McGregor, who defended himself while getting sucker-punched from behind.McGregor’s first public response to the drama came on Twitter early Sunday morning: “Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.”By following his masterful victory with a reckless response to McGregor’s lengthy campaign of verbal and physical aggression, Nurmagomedov showcased the best and worst sides of mixed martial arts in a 30-second span. The Dagestan native who trains in San Jose, California, also overshadowed his years of steady progress to become one of MMA’s top pound-for-pound fighters.But Nurmagomedov said he had been brought to a boil by McGregor’s behavior since April, when McGregor infamously attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov and several other UFC fighters. McGregor was incensed after Nurmagomedov confronted a member of his team in New York earlier in that week, which ended with Nurmagomedov winning the UFC 155-pound belt.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t understand how people can talk about I jump on the cage, you know?” Nurmagomedov said after apologizing to the Nevada commission during a brief post-fight statement to reporters, his title belt displayed on the dais before him.“What about he talked about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father? He come to Brooklyn and he broke bus. He almost killed a couple of people. What about this? … I don’t understand. I’m respectful. My father teaches me, ‘Hey, you have to be always respectful.’”After McGregor agreed this summer to return from a 23-month UFC absence for this highly lucrative bout, Nurmagomedov absorbed the Irish superstar’s gleeful taunts related to his family, friends and Muslim faith during their fight promotion.McGregor crowed when Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the champion’s beloved father and a longtime wrestling coach, couldn’t attend UFC 229 because he couldn’t secure a U.S. visa in time. McGregor called Nurmagomedov’s father a “quivering coward” during a boisterous news conference.On Thursday, McGregor referred to Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, as a “snitch terrorist rat.” McGregor appeared to be referring to a book written several years ago which claimed that Abdelaziz once worked as an informant for the NYPD and FBI among U.S. Muslims in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.McGregor’s barbs were pointed, as usual for a fighter who built his massive fortune both with heavy fists and cutting words. White knew that Nurmagomedov and his teammates took it all very personally, but he was shocked by their response.“This isn’t the last time guys are going to say mean things to each other,” White said. “This is the fight business. That’s how it works. People have been saying mean things to each other for 18 years here in the UFC. Nothing like this has ever happened.”White was at Mike Tyson’s fight with Evander Holyfield in 1997 when Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear and went on a rampage that spilled into the stands. The UFC 229 scene also recalled Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Zab Judah in 2006, in which the fighters’ trainers brawled in the ring between rounds and nearly set off a riot; the post-fight fracas between entourages and fans at heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe’s fight with Andrew Golota in 1996; and a Strikeforce MMA show in Nashville in 2010 which ended with a post-fight brawl carried live on CBS.McGregor’s fame attracted attention to UFC 229 from millions of people who don’t watch MMA regularly, and the embarrassing post-fight events fit neatly into many casual stereotypes of the sport as a barbaric, exploitative spectacle. In truth, such displays of poor sportsmanship are fairly rare in MMA.“I promise you this is not what a mixed martial arts event is normally like,” White said. “When you have such an amazing event that we’ve worked hard to build for several months, and it goes perfect … this is not what we’re about. This is not what we do. This isn’t how we act.” 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 award LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks at a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. A brawl broke out after the main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor when Nurmagomedov climbed over the cage and set off a scuffle with another fighter in McGregor’s corner. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Khabib Nurmagomedov was the calm, glowering foil to Conor McGregor’s antics for six months while the loquacious Irishman built a frenzy of hype around their UFC lightweight title fight.When Nurmagomedov forced the biggest star in mixed martial arts to tap out Saturday night to end what’s likely to be the most lucrative show in UFC history, he had fashioned the perfect response to McGregor’s verbal insults and physical attacks.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Although White said he was “disgusted” by McGregor’s behavior in Brooklyn, the UFC promoted this bout using video footage of McGregor’s violent attack, which traumatized strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and left two other fighters unable to compete due to injuries from the shattered glass.When asked about the UFC’s exploitation of the bus attack, White said he would do it all again, calling it “part of the story.”And whatever punishment Nurmagomedov faces, his drawing power will be increased exponentially when he returns to MMA. The gifted grappler from a little-known republic on the shores of the Caspian Sea acquired enormous cultural notoriety with his renegade actions and the show’s success.UFC 229 shattered the promotion’s previous gate record with $17.2 million in ticket sales at T-Mobile Arena, and White expects the pay-per-view sales to break the promotion’s record as well. That massive audience saw Nurmagomedov put on a beautiful display of well-rounded fighting against the biggest puncher in MMA.“He had the opportunity to walk out of that place a champion,” White said. “He would have looked like a stud, instead of flying over the cage and doing the things that he did. It should have been a very different night for him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But when Nurmagomedov promptly hurdled over the cage and fought with McGregor’s taunting cornermen while his own teammates ambushed McGregor in the octagon, the Russian champion and his friends might have seriously damaged careers that were just about to take off.“These guys are in big trouble,” UFC President Dana White said. “It is going to be ugly.”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 ChrissExecutive director Bob Bennett said the Nevada Athletic Commission intends to file a complaint following its investigation into the actions of Nurmagomedov and his team for setting off a post-fight melee at UFC 229 immediately after McGregor submitted to Nurmagomedov’s choke in the fourth round. Nurmagomedov’s $2 million purse has been withheld, and he could face a hefty fine along with a lengthy suspension.White said three members of Nurmagomedov’s team were detained by police, but released after McGregor refused to press charges. White acknowledged Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title could be stripped if his actions result in a significant suspension.
TRENTON, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration rejected Merck & Co.’s request to market a successor to its withdrawn arthritis drug Vioxx in the United States, the drugmaker said Friday. The decision was widely expected, after a panel of FDA advisers two weeks ago voted 20-1 against approving the drug, Arcoxia. Arcoxia is in the class of anti-inflammatory drugs called Cox-2 inhibitors, which are touted as less likely to cause stomach bleeding or have other dangers, but they have been linked to heart risks. It is the same class of drugs as Vioxx, which has become a poster child for drug-safety problems. Merck pulled Vioxx from the market in September 2004 after research showed that it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes. That triggered an avalanche of lawsuits — more than 27,000 so far — and a nose-dive for Merck’s stock price, which has since rebounded. Despite the safety concerns in the United States, Arcoxia is on sale in 63 other countries. It brought in revenue of $265 million last year, up 22 percent from 2005, but barely one-tenth of the $2.5 billion a year Vioxx fetched at its peak. As recently as Tuesday, Merck officials said they intended to keep working to get Arcoxia on the U.S. market, the most lucrative in the world. Merck spokesman Ron Rogers said the company would not discuss whether it now will drop efforts to get Arcoxia approved domestically. Analyst Steve Brozak of WBB Securities said he believed Merck officials were “just going through the motions” with the FDA approval on Arcoxia. “This is it. Put a fork in it and it’s done,” he said. Merck said in a statement that the FDA had sent it what is called a “non-approvable letter” that stated the company “would need to provide additional data.” Arcoxia had been poised for approval until Vioxx was pulled from the market. Two months later, the FDA issued a letter saying it could approve Arcoxia, but only if Merck provided further safety and efficacy information for the drug. Merck has since produced results from further studies of Arcoxia, but doctors questioned those results because Merck compared Arcoxia in its tests to another, older anti-inflammatory drug, diclofenac — widely used elsewhere, but not in this country — that has elevated risk of heart attacks and strokes. Merck said the two drugs have similar cardiovascular risk. However, Arcoxia causes high blood pressure in more patients than diclofenac. When the FDA advisory panel considered Arcoxia on April 12, Dr. David Graham, a drug safety expert with the agency who was an early critic of Vioxx, told the panel that the drug may significantly increase risk of heart attack and stroke. He said Arcoxia brings no more pain relief than other medicines in the same class. On Tuesday, Peter S. Kim, president of Merck Research Laboratories, told company shareholders at their annual meeting that there was more long-term safety data on Arcoxia than other drugs in the same class and traditional anti-inflammatory medicines. In the statement issued Friday, Kim said the company is disappointed by the FDA decision. “We pursued FDA approval of Arcoxia because we believe strongly that new medicines are needed for patients whose osteoarthritis pain is inadequately managed with currently available therapies,” he said. Brozak said the market for arthritis drugs clearly is growing, but that he thinks FDA and the medical community are tired of drugs that “just retool” existing ones. Merck shares sank 57 cents, or 1.1 percent, to close at $51.86 on the New York Stock Exchange, still near a 52-week high of $52.63. Their low over the past year was $32.75. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!