Sterling (7) scored a hattrick in the 3-1 win over Watford on Saturday (Agency Photo)Man City maintained their one point advantage at the top of the English Premier League thanks to a 3-1 victory at home to Watford on Saturday evening. Raheem Sterling scored all the goals for the Cityzens while Gerard Deulofeu struck the visitors consolation.City remain a point above Liverpool who also took care of business on Sunday as they overcame Burnley 4-2 at Anfield. A brace apiece by Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino did the damage for the Kops while Ashley Westwood and Johann Berg Gudhmundsson scored for Burnley.In the race for the other two top four spots, Tottenham lost, Chelsea drew while Arsenal beat Man United.Despite taking the lead away to Southampton, Tottenham lost 2-1 on Saturday, Chelsea required a late Eden Hazard equalizer to draw 1-1 at home to Wolves while Arsenal moved into fourth thanks to a 2-0 win at home to Man United, with Granit Xhaka and Pierre Emerrick Aubameyang scoring the goals for Unai Emre’s side.After the weekend’s results, Spurs remain third on 61 points, Arsenal are now fourth on 60, Man United drop into 5th (58) while Chelsea are 6th with 57.Elsewhere, Leicester City, Brighton, Newcastle, Cardiff City and AFC Bournemouth also triumphed in their respective outings this past weekend.Here are the IX players that stood out in game week 29 according to PML Daily Sports Editor, Shaban Lubega, in a 4:2:2:2 formation.GK: Bernd Leno (Arsenal).Clean sheets have been hard to come by for Arsenal and Leno but on Sunday, the German produced a magnificent display as his side defeated Man United 2-0. It was Leno’s 5th clean sheet in 18 games.RB: Willy Boly (Wolves).Boly made 10 clearances and won 100 per cent of his aerial duels in Wolves 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.CB: Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Arsenal).Sokratis made four clearances, two tackles and one interception as well as helping Arsenal to keep a clean sheet in their victory over Manchester United.CB: Lewis Dunk (Crystal Palace).Dunk blocked four shots, made five clearances and provided an assist for Glenn Murray’s opener in Brighton’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.LB: Ainsley Maitland Niles (Arsenal).No Arsenal player made more interceptions (five) or blocks (one) against Manchester United than Maitland-Niles.MF: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal).What a strike by Xhaka to hand Arsenal the lead against United! The Swiss international was at his absolute best on Sunday, making several telling interceptions throughout the game.MF: Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth).Fraser made an assist and scored a goal as Bournemouth defeated Huddersfield away from home.FW: Raheem Sterling (Man City). Sterling scored his hat-trick in 13 minutes and 12 seconds in the 3-1 win over Watford, the fastest in the Premier League since Romelu Lukaku’s for Everton v Sunderland in September 2016 (11:37)FW: Sadio Mane (Liverpool).Mane has become the fifth Liverpool player to score in six consecutive home appearances in the Premier League, after Michael Owen, Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Mohamed Salah.ST: Robert Firmino (Liverpool).Firmino has now scored 10+ goals in all four of his Premier League seasons with Liverpool, the best 100 per cent record of reaching double figures of any player for the club in the competition.ST: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).Struck twice as Leicester City powered past Fulham, 3-1 on Saturday.Comments Tags: Premeir League Team of the Week 5top
Persons residing at Wakefield Drive in Falmouth, Trelawny, now have the opportunity to legitimise their tenure following Cabinet’s approval of the sale of the lands.This was announced by Minister with responsibility for Information, Hon. Sandrea Falconer during a Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, on Wednesday, September 11.She informed that the property, which is owned by the Trelawny Parish Council, is sub divided and all 10 lots will be sold for $12,320,000.“Given the length of time that persons have occupied the lots, some for as long as 20 years, Cabinet also agreed to waive the requirement for the sale of the lots to be advertised,” she said, adding that many of the persons are low income earners and retirees. The property is owned by the Trelawny Parish Council Story Highlights The property is sub divided and all 10 lots will be sold for $12,320,000 Persons residing at Wakefield Drive in Falmouth, Trelawny, now have the opportunity to legitimise their tenure
Will the Dodgers break the all-time wins record?Current record is 116 wins WINSAT LEAST THIS MANY WINSEXACTLY THIS MANY WINS 11073.48.1 Elo still doesn’t quite think the Dodgers are the greatest team of all-time. Their 1608 Elo rating (through Sunday’s 8-0 rout of the New York Mets) only ranks sixth-best for a team through 111 games since 1901, trailing the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals, 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, and the 1938, 1939 and 1998 New York Yankees. But if L.A. does end up smashing the wins record, they’ll be on the short list of greatest teams ever — particularly if they can finally get over the hump in the playoffs.Check out our latest MLB predictions. 10886.05.7 1195.12.2 11347.19.6 10980.36.9 11256.39.3 10596.2%2.2% 11165.49.0 10694.03.0 Move over, 2015-16 Golden State Warriors: There’s a new team chasing a sport’s all-time single-season wins record. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on a tear — 43 wins in 50 games since June 9, the best 50-game stretch in MLB history — and they now stand at 79-32, which puts the team in a position to win more games than the 2001 Seattle Mariners and 1906 Chicago Cubs, who each won 116 games, the most ever by a baseball team in a season.According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo model, which simulates the remainder of the season using power ratings and each team’s probability of winning every game, the Dodgers are on pace to win 112 games. But that’s just their average outcome — in some simulations they win more, and in some they win less. In a shade over 20 percent of our simulations, they win at least 116 games, which would tie the all-time mark. And 13.5 percent of the time, they finish the season with at least 117 victories, setting a new single-season record for greatness. 11437.49.4 10791.05.0 11620.16.5 11713.55.1 11528.07.9 1188.53.4 CHANCE DODGERS FINISH WITH… 1202.91.4
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Khaleda Zia & Kamal HossainEminent lawyer, Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain on Tuesday turned down a request from the BNP to represent party chairperson Khaleda Zia during her appeal hearing in the High Court, a Gano Forum leader said.Kamal Hossain expressed his inability to move for Khaleda Zia in a graft case when a BNP delegation led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir met the lawyer, Gano Forum’s presidium member Subrata Chowdhury told Prothom Alo.However, UNB quoted BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir as saying that Kamal Hossain would provide legal advice to the lawyers of the BNP chairperson to ensure her bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.Fakhrul was talking to reporters after a BNP delegation, led by him, met Kamal at his Motijheel chamber.”We handed over a copy of the judgment to him and sought his legal opinion. He told us he’ll provide the legal advice after going through the verdict,” the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader said.On 8 February last, the Dhaka special court-5 convicted Khaleda, a former prime minister and BNP chairperson, and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.She was then sent to the abandoned central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the capital.The BNP chief filed two petitions with the High Court – one challenging the sentence and the other seeking bail in the case.However, the HC on Sunday said it would pass an order on her bail petition upon receiving all the documents relating to the judgment from the lower court.The HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim kept the order pending as the HC was yet to receive the verdict documents.On Thursday last, the HC asked the lower court to submit all the relevant documents within 15 days.
A van with a Spanish numberplate near the concert venue Maassilo is seen during police investigations after a rock concert was cancelled due to a terror threat, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Photo: AFPDutch police are investigating possible terror links after arresting a Spaniard driving a van containing gas canisters close to a rock concert which was abruptly cancelled over fears of an attack.The man “was arrested and taken to the police station,” Rotterdam police said in a Tweet, following a tip-off from Spanish authorities.The arrest came little under a week after twin car-bomb attacks in Spain killed 15 people, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.Dutch bomb squad officials “were investigating the van” which was found just two streets away from the Maassilo concert hall where an American rock band was due to play, they added.Earlier in the evening Dutch authorities decided to cancel the concert by Californian group Allah-Las in Europe’s largest port city after a tip-off from Spanish police around 5:30pm (1530 GMT) about a possible terror attack.“In the early evening I was warned by telephone that we had received a threat which had implications for an American concert at the Maassilo in Rotterdam,” the city’s mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, told a hastily-called press conference.“This signal came from the Spanish police to the Dutch police,” he added.But Aboutaleb, the country’s first Muslim and immigrant-born mayor who has spoken out against Islamic terror groups, added an investigation was under way and “we cannot say now if the van with the canisters was linked to the threat”.The four-piece band, from Los Angeles, had been escorted from the concert hall by police wearing bullet-proof vests.In a statement sent to AFP, they said they were “unharmed and are very grateful to the Rotterdam police and other responsible agencies for detecting the potential threat before anyone was hurt.”Rotterdam police said that afterwards an officer “stationed close to the venue decided to stop a van that he saw driving at around 21:30 hrs”.“The van had Spanish plates and was driven by a Spanish national. Inside the van were a couple of gas bottles. Whether there is a link with the terror threat is being looked into,” the statement in English said, adding “the driver was taken into custody”.Concert hall evacuatedThe international connections of the cell of mostly Moroccan nationals behind the Spanish attacks are being probed as investigators retrace their movements to France and Belgium.Spanish police carried out new raids overnight Tuesday to Wednesday after vehicles ploughed into pedestrians on Barcelona’s busy Las Ramblas boulevard and a seaside promenade in the resort town of Cambrils.Fifteen people were killed and more than 120 others were wounded.Spanish court documents have shown that at least 500 litres of acetone, large quantities of nails and detonators as well as gas canisters were found in raids on a house in the town of Alcanar, south of Barcelona.The Rotterdam building where Wednesday’s concert was to be held, which can hold about 1,000 people, was searched by the Dutch anti-terror squad after the crowd had been evacuated.The Netherlands has so far been spared from the slew of terror attacks which have rocked its closest European neighbours in past years.But amid a number of scares here in recent months, and reports that people linked to some of the attacks may have crossed briefly into the country, concerned top Dutch security and intelligence officials have been keeping a wary eye on events.A spokesman for the Dutch justice ministry told AFP the threat level in The Netherlands remained at “four” out of a possible five.“Nothing has changed for the moment,” Lodewijk Hekking said, meaning the threat levels remains that there is the real possibility of an attack in the Netherlands.
Travelweek Group Tweet TORONTO — First it was the 48-hour cancellation policy and fee, a move that major competitors followed within months. Now Marriott’s cost-cutting measures are hitting the travel trade, as the hotel company announces it will reduce the commission it pays on group bookings from 10% down to 7%, effective March 31, 2018.Agency groups are already speaking out against the cut, which applies to commissions earned on group bookings made by group and meetings intermediaries for all properties in the U.S. and Canada.In the U.S., ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby released this statement:“While we are in the process of assessing the impact of Marriott’s announcement on our members’ businesses, we are disappointed in the signal that a cut of this magnitude sends to the broader agency community.“Travellers – individuals and groups, corporate and leisure – are relying now more than ever on trusted agents to help them sort through a multitude of travel options and get the best value for their travel dollar.More news: Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA Sales“In our view, a 30% cut in intermediary compensation diminishes the value of the role agents play in this complex and ever-changing industry.“We plan to discuss this change with Marriott, our agency and consortia members and other stakeholders with an eye toward ensuring positive business outcomes for all involved.”This is the latest cost-cutting measure for Marriott, now bigger than ever after its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, announced in 2015. The Starwood acquisition had a transformative impact on Marriott’s global footprint: Marriott went from operating in 87 countries and territories at the end of 2015 to 122 by the end of 2016, taking a significant lead in market share over its next largest competitor. According to Bloomberg News, the merger increased Marriott’s size globally by 40%, to some 6,400 properties by the end of 2017.Marriott says it plans to add between 285,000 and 300,000 rooms around the world by 2019, part of a three-year growth trajectory that includes opening a hotel every 14 hours around the world.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTIn July 2017 Marriott announced its new 48-hour cancellation policy, which levies a fee equivalent to the cost of one night’s stay to travellers who cancel their Marriott bookings with less than 48 hours notice.Marriott said its move was based on the number of rooms that were cancelled at the last minute and going empty, resulting in lost revenue.Hilton announced its own 48-hour cancellation rule just weeks later, effectively following Marriott’s lead.And earlier this year Hyatt fell in line too, with its own 48-hour booking policy. Hyatt guests now face a cancellation fee if they cancel a reservation within 48 hours or less. Posted by Tags: Commission, Group Travel, Marriott Marriott’s group commission cut: from 10% down to 7%, across U.S. and Canada Thursday, January 25, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>
Share Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group MONTREAL — Air Transat has placed first among airlines in Forbes magazine’s annual list of Canada’s Best Employers.The company gained 18 positions in the overall ranking, rising from 69th in 2018 to 51st in 2019. Transat also ranked 13th in Quebec.“It’s a great honour to lead Canada’s airlines and be among the top 15 best employers in Quebec,” said Christophe Hennebelle, Tranat’s Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. “Whether it’s through our inspiring brand image that embodies the joy of vacations or our leadership in sustainable development, Transat provides a stimulating and diverse workplace that is a source of pride for our employees. They’re our best ambassadors and we thank them for contributing so much to the company’s reputation.”Forbes establishes its ranking of the country’s top employers based on a survey of 8,000 Canadians who work for some 1,500 private and public companies with more than 500 employees. Answers are given anonymously and without the involvement of employers.More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsIn other news, Transat has released the dates for its 2019 Product Showcase trade shows.The schedule is as follows:ONTARIO & NOVA SCOTIA:Toronto, ON – June 3London, ON – June 4Hamilton, ON – June 5Halifax, NS – June 6QUEBEC:North Montreal, Laval, QC – June 10South Montreal, Longueuil, QC – June 11Quebec City, QC – June 12WESTERN CANADA:Winnipeg, MB – June 17Calgary, AB – June 18Edmonton, AB – June 19Vancouver, BC – June 20A formal invite will be released in April. Tags: Air Transat, Canada’s Best Employers, Forbes, Product Showcase Air Transat ranks #1 airline on Forbes list; Transat releases Product Showcase dates << Previous PostNext Post >>