Lucas hat-trick helps Spurs to thrash Huddersfield

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s Brazil forward Lucas Moura struck a superb hat-trick in a 4-0 win over relegated Huddersfield Town on Saturday to bolster the home side’s hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.Spurs were without the injured Harry Kane and Dele Alli but Lucas’s treble after an early Victor Wanyama goal were just reward for a dominant display against the bottom side.The win in the early game took Spurs up to third place, a point ahead of Chelsea and four points clear of fifth-placed fellow London rivals Arsenal, who have a game in hand.Tottenham made seven changes from the side that beat Manchester City 1-0 at home in the Champions League in midweek, with an eye on the quarter-final second leg on Wednesday.Wanyama put Spurs ahead after 24 minutes with a fine individual goal after dribbling around goalkeeper Ben Hamer and tucking the ball into an empty net from a Ben Davies pass.Three minutes later the hosts scored again thanks to a fierce right-foot drive by Lucas that flew underneath Hamer after the excellent Moussa Sissoko set him up on the break.Spurs’ Fernando Llorente hit the bar after halftime and Huddersfield’s Juninho Bacuna had a late free kick tipped on to the bar before Christian Eriksen hit the post on the counter.Six minutes later Lucas controlled Eriksen’s cross and fired into the bottom corner past the helpless Hamer before rounding off the win by smashing into the top corner in stoppage time.last_img read more

Eduard Folayang is ONE Championship Fighter of the Year

first_imgHardaway powers Hawks to long-awaited OT win over Spurs The 32-year-old Folayang topped women’s champion Angela Lee, featherweight king Marat Gafurov, bantamweight titleholder Bibano Fernandes and Ev Ting for the recognition.A fast-rising star, the 20-year-old Lee won the atomweight title after outlasting Mei Yamaguchi last May. Lee totes a perfect 6-0 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Senators to proceed with review of VFA READ: Worth the wait: Folayang cops ONE lightweight title, stops AokiThe three-time SEA Games gold medalist in Wushu went 3-0 last year, scoring unanimous decision victories over Tetsuya Yamada and Adrian Pang before a second-round stoppage of Aoki.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngIt was a bounce back year for Folayang, who, prior to his unbeaten streak, suffered a brutal knockout loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in December 2014.READ: Written off at first, Folayang pens own story with ONE title win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eduard Folayang: Discipline leads to longevity PLAY LIST 02:58Eduard Folayang: Discipline leads to longevity01:44One Championship Fire & Fury Open workout02:17Eduard Folayang hopes to leave lasting legacy01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Photo from ONE ChampionshipFilipino MMA champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang was named ONE Championship’s Fighter of the Year just a month after celebrating his first world title.Folayang won the ONE lightweight belt, stopping Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in spectacular fashion in Singapore that capped the Baguio City native’s undefeated campaign in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View commentslast_img read more

Suspect in slaying surrenders to deputies

first_imgLANCASTER – A college football player wanted on a first-degree murder charge surrendered Tuesday afternoon to sheriff’s deputies. James Wilson, 20, is accused in the June 2 shooting death of Kevin Smoot, 29, of Lancaster, sheriff’s homicide Detective Steve Rubino said Wednesday. The shooting was precipitated by an argument between Smoot and his girlfriend, who was Wilson’s aunt, Rubino said. Wilson went to the apartment the couple shared in the 44000 block of 16th Street East hoping to help his aunt in the dispute, Rubino said. “He went there to make peace, but it didn’t turn out that way,” Rubino said. Wilson turned himself in at the Lancaster’s sheriff’s station at about noon, Rubino said. Wilson is from the San Diego area, but was visiting relatives in the Antelope Valley. He was projected to be a senior starting defensive back at Division I-AA power University of Montana (Missoula) later this year, the school’s Web site said. (661) 267-7802160Want 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

Aston Villa transfer target rules out move to Premier League no-hopers

first_imgParis Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has snubbed a January move to Aston Villa.Sirigu is expected to depart the French champions next month after being demoted to the bench by manager Laurent Blanc this season.The Italian has made just two appearances for PSG this season and has featured only once in Ligue 1.And, according to RMC, Remi Garde was keen to bring Sirigu to Villa Park to replace out-of-form goalkeeper Brad Guzan.However, the report also claims Sirigu has several offers on his plate and is not considering a move to the Premier League’s bottom club. Salvatore Sirigu 1last_img read more

Tips put Interpol on trail of man sought as pedophile

first_imgPARIS – First Interpol unmasked his face. Now it knows his name. The international police organization, working off tips from people who responded to a global appeal for help, said Monday that it has identified a pedophile suspect shown in Internet photos abusing young boys. The man, whose face initially was disguised behind a digitalized swirl, is now thought to be on the run in Thailand, Interpol said. He is said to be an English teacher at a school in South Korea. The man was allegedly shown sexually abusing 12 young Vietnamese and Cambodian boys, apparently ranging in age from 6 to early teens, in about 200 photographs posted on the Internet. Using techniques that neither they nor Interpol would discuss, German police re-created an image of the man’s face and released four reconstructed photos of him last week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Interpol said more than 350 people then supplied tips to authorities worldwide. Officials are still collecting and analyzing evidence to bring charges against the man if he is arrested, it said. Interpol went public after efforts to track down the man through its network ran dry. Ronald K. Noble, Interpol’s secretary-general, credited “remarkable progress” following the public response to its appeal for help Oct. 8. Interpol said it now knows the suspect’s name, nationality, date of birth and passport number, but it did not release that information. It said the man flew from Seoul, South Korea, to Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, with security cameras documenting his arrival at Thai immigration. “Thailand is at the center of an international manhunt, and authorities in the country, in cooperation with Interpol and police around the world, are hunting him down,” Noble said. Interpol provided two new photos of the suspect Monday. Interpol’s decision to release the reconstructed photos was seen as being somewhat risky because it could have tipped off criminals to techniques police have at their disposal and prompted them to better hide their identities.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

Under-fire Luke Shaw in Man United squad after talks with Jose Mourinho

first_img1 Luke Shaw: Jose Mourinho recently launched a scathing attack on the left-back Luke Shaw has linked up with the Manchester United squad ahead of the clash with Everton having held talks with Jose Mourinho on Monday.Omitted from the 18-man squad to face West Brom on Saturday, the United boss afterwards launched a scathing attack on the left-back in which he questioned the 21-year-old’s fitness and attitude.Having been made aware of the criticism on Sunday evening, it is understood Shaw held a meeting the following day with Mourinho to discuss those comments at the Aon Training Complex.The talks appear to have led to a breakthrough, no matter how small, after the England defender was seen checking into United’s team hotel ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash with Everton.The former Southampton player’s future at Old Trafford appeared bleak when Mourinho said he was ‘a long way behind’ his team-mates.Shaw has made just two United appearances in the last four months – despite overcoming niggles related to a long lay-off and being fit since mid-January – and been publicly criticised by Mourinho on several occasions.The England left-back’s last match came a month ago against Bournemouth, when it is understood Mourinho was angered by Shaw speaking to an opposition player at half-time.Relations have been frosty ever since, with Shaw out in the cold despite doing extra sessions at home on top of United training, but Monday’s meeting with the manager, and subsequent invite to join up with the squad, could prove a turning point.READ MORE: Jose Mourinho launches blistering attack on Luke Shaw, claiming defender is a ‘long way behind’ his Manchester United teammateslast_img read more

Truck series hits Talladega for first time

first_imgThe NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will race at Talladega Superspeedway today for the first time, and it is making an impression on some of the veteran drivers. Ron Hornaday Jr., a two-time Truck Series champion and driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for Kevin Harvick Inc., was 16th fastest in practice at the 2.66-mile tri-oval on Thursday. “You know what? I have raced in a lot of places,” Hornaday told the Sporting News, “but I have never raced on anything this smooth.” The track was recently repaved for the first time in 26 years. The NASCAR Truck Series and Nextel Cup Series are scheduled to race at Talladega this weekend. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsMike Skinner posted the fastest time in Truck Series practice sessions. His fastest lap was at 193.980 mph. Skinner’s time was more than 5 mph faster than the pole-winning time for the Cup Series race in the spring. Elliott Sadler won the pole at 188.511 mph. Talladega is the biggest track for NASCAR races. The next biggest is Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Mark Martin won the pole for the Truck Series race in February at Daytona at 178.628 mph. Irwindale Speedway: The NASCAR Late Models open invitational will offer the largest purse of the year to the winning driver tonight at Irwindale Speedway. The winner of the Late Model open invitational will earn $2,000. This will be the only 100-lap Late Model race of the year and could attract drivers from all over the West Coast to enter. Any car that meets the track’s requirements for entry into its Late Model division will be allowed to enter the race. The Late Model entries will be making a switch in tires for the open invitational. The track is requiring cars have Hoosiers instead of Goodyears for the race. Late Model teams have used Goodyear tires all season and in every season since the track opened in 1999. One driver said he thinks the track will make the switch permanent next year. Canyon Country’s Aaron Staudinger, the top rookie in the Late Model division, said the open invitational is a great opportunity for Hoosier to collect data from the teams and supply tires to the track. The track made the NASCAR Super Truck drivers switch to Hoosiers earlier this year. The decision to change tires was not popular with the Super Truck drivers. Staudinger said the change, in particular with his car, will have its benefits in the open invitational. “From where we’re sitting, we’re a top-five car looking for any little bit to put us out front,” Staudinger said. The track is not letting the Late Model teams test the Hoosiers before the race and will not be supplying tires to teams until the day of the race. Newhall’s Travis Thirkettle, winner of eight Late Model races at Irwindale Speedway this year and the track’s division champion, is expected to be one of the regulars entered in the race. Acton’s Chris Houwen and Valencia’s Dana Moore have entered Late Model cars in races at Irwindale Speedway this year. The NASCAR Super Trucks, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks and the Cisco Burger Figure 8 Championships are scheduled to race tonight at Irwindale Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m. Races start at 7. American Le Mans Series: Lowe’s Fernandez Racing announced its driver line-up for its American Le Mans Series team that will begin competition in 2007. Adrian Fernandez, owner of the No. 15 Acura-powered team, will be joined by Luis Diaz in the LMP2 prototype entry for the 2007 season. Honda Performance Development, based in Santa Clarita, is providing engines and technology development for the Acura-powered teams in the American Le Mans Series. It is Acura’s first year competing in the ALMS. “I am thrilled to announce that Luis and I will be teammates in the ALMS next season,” Fernandez said at the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta last Saturday. “We tried to put a program together a few years ago where Luis and I would compete together, so this has always been in the back of our minds.” Diaz, a 28-year-old driver from Mexico, won the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series championship with co-driver Scott Pruett and Chip Ganassi Racing. In addition to announcing its 2007 driver line-up, Lowe’s Fernandez Racing also unveiled the team’s Acura Lola, which will make its competition debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March. Honda Performance Development will be preparing engines for three ALMS teams in 2007. Honda Performance Development currently provides engines for every team in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, including for both of Fernandez’s teams. “We are happy to welcome Luis to the Acura family,” said Robert Clarke, president of Honda Performance Development. “We first met Luis when he substituted for Adrian in the 2002 Mexico City race and later did some test driving for Fernandez Racing. His obvious talents in sports car competition the past few years alongside those of Adrian’s will be a valuable asset for not only our winter testing program but a strong effort next season.” (818) 713-3715 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES John Deere 250 Site: Talladega, Ala. Schedule: Today, race (Speed Channel, 12:15 p.m.). Track: Talladega Superspeedway (tri-oval, 2.66 miles, 33 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 250 miles, 94 laps. Last race: Mike Skinner raced to his first victory of the year, passing Ted Musgrave with 20 laps to go and holding on to take the Smith’s Las Vegas 350 on Sept. 23. The victory was his first since Sept. 8, 2005, in Richmond. Fast facts: Series leader Todd Bodine finished 12th last race and has a 91-point lead over Johnny Benson with six races left. … Skinner has won six poles this season. … Joe Nemechek has entered the race, his first Truck Series start since January 1998. … Mobile native Rick Crawford will be the only home-state driver in the race. … Mark Martin has started nine of the series’ events this year and has won four of them. Martin has won two Nextel Cup Series races (April 1995, May 1997) and one Busch Series race (April 1997) at Talladega. Next race: Kroger 200, Oct. 21, Martinsville, Va. On the Net: www.nascar.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Two proteins found that stave off Alzheimer’s

first_imgWASHINGTON – Scientists have discovered molecular janitors that clear away a sticky gunk blamed for Alzheimer’s disease – until they get old and quit sweeping up. The finding helps explain why Alzheimer’s is a disease of aging. More importantly, it suggests a new weapon: drugs that give nature’s cleanup crews a boost. “It’s a whole new way of thinking in the Alzheimer’s field,” said Dr. Andrew Dillin, a biologist at California’s Salk Institute for Biological Studies who led the new research. The discovery, published Thursday by the journal Science, was made in a tiny roundworm called C. elegans. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.What do worms have to do with people? They’re commonly used in age-related genetics research, and the new work involves a collection of genes that people harbor, too. Dillin’s team from Salk and the neighboring Scripps Research Institute already is on the trail of potential drug candidates. About 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, a toll expected to more than triple by 2050. The creeping brain disease gradually robs sufferers of their memories and ability to care for themselves, eventually killing them. It’s not known what causes Alzheimer’s. The lead suspect is a gooey protein called beta-amyloid. All brains contain it, although healthy cells somehow get rid of excess amounts. But beta-amyloid builds up in Alzheimer’s patients, both inside their brain cells and forming clumps that coat the cells – plaque that is the disease’s hallmark. Thursday’s study reveals one way that cells fend off amyloid buildup, and that natural aging gradually erodes that detoxification process. “Every pathway we can discover that modifies amyloid provides us with new drug targets,” said Dr. Sam Gandy, a neuroscientist at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University and an Alzheimer’s Association spokesman. “This now opens up a new pathway” for developing anti-Alzheimer’s drugs. Worms can’t get Alzheimer’s. So Dillin’s team used roundworms that produce human beta-amyloid in the muscles of the body wall. As the worms age, amyloid builds up until it eventually paralyzes them; they can wiggle only their heads. Then the researchers altered genes in a pathway called insulin/IGF-1, long known to be key in controlling life span. Making the worms live longer protected them from paralysis. So in slowing down normal aging, something also slowed the buildup of toxic amyloid. But what? Enter those cellular janitors, two proteins in that gene pathway. One, named HSF-1, breaks apart amyloid and disposes of it, the researchers discovered. Natural aging slows HSF-1, so it can’t keep up with the necessary detoxification. Another protein called DAF-16 jumps in to help buy a little more time, by clumping extra amyloid together in a way that makes it less toxic.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

Crave Mobile Makes Successful First Stop in Salem

first_imgWhite Castle brought its Crave Mobile for an inaugural appearance in Salem and sold more than 2000 sliders to fans; some waiting in line more than an hour.The Crave Mobile travels around the US during the year cooking White Castle foods for fans. In the past year, the Mobile kitchen has stopped in Scottsburg, Orleans and other Southern Indiana cities and towns.“The great thing about White Castle marketing is that they create a desire for their product,” said Becky White, WSLM owner who arranged for the slider stop. “In our area, you have one location in Clarksville, one in New Albany, one in Corydon and one in Seymour…that’s it. And a few over in Louisville. They strategically place their restaurants so people will keep their “Crave On” spirit going on all the time.”last_img read more

Epcot Holidays Around the World Changing to Epcot International Festival of Holidays

first_imgShare This!©Rikki NiblettThe Epcot Holidays Around the World has always been a holiday season staple. During the event, Guests get to experience holiday storytellers from countries around the world, taste different holiday cuisines, and more. Well, this year, it’s going to be seeing a change, because everything at Epcot is a festival. 🙂The experience will now be known as the Epcot International Festival of Holidays. Guests will still be able to learn about the holiday traditions of the countries found in World Showcase. You’ll get to enjoy live musical performances and take a festive global tour as performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase.Oh and it wouldn’t be an Epcot festival without food and beverage booths! Guests will be able to enjoy more seasonal food & beverage specialties at the now expanded Holiday Kitchens. Guests will be able to indulge in the flavors of the season as they explore the tastes of the holidays around the world as each marketplace booth will celebrate a different nation. We don’t know all the options yet, but here’s what booths we do know will be there:American Holiday Table – Tender roast turkey and pork tenderloinFeast of the Three Kings  –  Scrumptious foods and delicious drinks from the CaribbeanHoliday Sweets and Treats  – Decadent desserts, savory snacks and merry libationsMexico  -Mexican cuisine like carnitas tacos and horchata margaritasAnother new aspect of the Epcot International Festival of Holidays will be the all new scavenger hunt. (These have clearly proven to be popular!) Guests can participate in Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree where the duo are collecting ornaments for their Christmas tree and you can help! You’ll purchase a map and stickers from select merchandise locations, including Pin Central, Disney Traders and World Traveler at International Gateway. Then as you travel around World Showcase, you will want to be on the lookout for Chip and Dale in each World Showcase pavilion. Once you spot them, add the corresponding ornament sticker to your map. Your completed map should then be taken to Disney Traders and exchange it for a festive surprise. Maps are $6.99, plus tax.Returning this year for the Epcot International Festival of Holidays will be the musical group, Joyful. This gospel group performs on the Future World Fountain Stage.The Epcot International Festival of Holidays will take place from November 19 to December 30.last_img read more