16 Oct

Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Police Officer Shot in Philadelphia

first_imgGovernor Wolf Issues Statement on Police Officer Shot in Philadelphia SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 13, 2020center_img Press Release Following a shooting in Philadelphia today that killed Philadelphia SWAT Corporal James O’Connor, Governor Wolf released the following statement:“This morning’s shooting is a reminder of the dangers men and women in law enforcement face every day and the sacrifices they make to keep our communities safe. My thoughts are with the family of Corporal O’Connor, members of the Philadelphia Police Department, and everyone affected by this act of violence. More information, including funeral arrangements, will be released when appropriate. Frances and I join all Pennsylvanians in mourning the officer’s tragic death.”last_img read more

28 Aug

Accra to crown African kings, queen and legends

first_imgGhana prepares for a momentous evening, Thursday, as African football readies to confer the prestigious Footballer of the Year award for 2012.For an unprecedented fourth time after 2006, 2009 and 2011, the Ghanaian capital, Accra will host the Glo-CAF Awards, an event that rewards Africa’s football personalities for the year under review.From a tall list of 34 nominees for the flagship award, the shortlist has been whittled down to three pretenders for the title, including reigning winner, Yaya Toure.The Ivorian faces competition from fellow national Didier Drogba as well as Cameroonian Alexander Song.Apart from the African Footballer of the Year, there are several other categories for the awards ceremony including the honouring of some legends on the continent.African Player of the Year 2012 – Based in Africa:Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia, TP Mazembe), Rainford Kalaba (Zambia, TP Mazembe), Mohamed Aboutreika (Egypt, Al Ahly) National team of the year nominees:Zambia, Cape Verde, Ivory CoastWomen’s national team of the year:Equatorial Guinea, Ghana Under-17, Nigeria Under-20Club of the year nominees:Al Ahly (Egypt), Esperance (Tunisia), AC Leopards ( Congo), Djoliba (Mali)Coach of the year nominees:Herve Renard (Zambia), Hosam El Badry (Al Ahly), Joseph Morius OMOG (AC Léopards, Cameroon)Most promising talent:Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Basel), Moussa Konate (Senegal and FC Krasnodar), Victor Wanyama (Kenya and Celtic) Women’s footballer of the year:Chinwendu Ihezuo (Nigeria), Genoveva Anoman (Equatorial Guinea), Portia Modise (South Africa)Referee of the Year:Djamal Alhaimoudi, Diatta Badara, Jedidi SlimLegend Award:Mahmoud El-Gohari, Rigobert Songlast_img read more

14 Aug

Saints vs. Falcons odds, prediction, betting trends for NFL Thanksgiving game

first_imgWhen the Saints (9-2) travel to face the Falcons (3-8) in an NFC South battle on Thanksgiving, they won’t be just looking for revenge after losing to their rivals in New Orleans three weeks ago. They also can clnch a third consecutive division title, as with a win, they would be up 4.5 games up on the Panthers (5-6) with only four left to play.The Saints lost that shocker in Week 10, 26-9, but they have since routed the Buccaneers and edged the Panthers in NFC South play. The Falcons routed the Panthers on the road in Week 11 but got ripped by the Buccaneers at home in Week 12. Stat that mattersThe Falcons have the No. 27 pass defense in the NFL, allowing on average 266.4 passing yards per game. The Saints have the No. 9 passing offense, averaging 260.5 yards per game. With Brees fully back and Atlanta getting burned badly downfield by Jameis Winston and the Bucs last week, this bodes well for New Orleans to stay moving on the road in a controlled environment.Saints vs. Falcons predictionThe Saints’ passing game is red-hot and their running game is starting to find its groove at the right time of the season. The Falcons can’t run effectively even with Freeman and Ryan and the passing game tend to be disappointing in what looks like favorable situations. The Saints will remember what happened in the Big Easy and won’t take it easy on the Falcons, celebrating another division title in the visitors’ locker room.Saints 27, Falcons 20 It’s a holiday, but there won’t be much love given from the Saints to the Falcons as they look to take their latest crown.Here’s everything to know about betting on Saints vs. Falcons in Week 13, including updated odds, trends and our expert’s prediction for the 2019 NFL Thanksgiving game.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook ReviewSaints vs. Falcons odds for Thanksgiving 2019Spread: Saints by 7Point total: 49Odds: Saints +104, Falcons -114The Saints have been around touchdown favorites since the initial line came out, which means they would be 10-point favorites again if this game was in the other Mercedes-Benz monikered venue. Although New Orleans had to fight hard not to be upset by Carolina, Atlanta regressed to looking terrible against Tampa Bay.Saints vs. Falcons all-time seriesThe Falcons lead the series 53-48. Before their Week 10 game, however, they had dropped three straight in the rivalry. Before that, it was the Falcons who enjoyed a three-game winning streak. That’s been the nature of this tight, up-and-down matchup over the years as the teams have competed in both the NFC West and NFC South.Three trends to know— 67 percent of bettors like the Saints to cover the spread. 54 percent of moneyline bettors also are on the Saints to even the season series.— 60 percent of bettors like the point total to go over with Drew Brees and Matt Ryan quarterbacking two potent passing games, despite the defenses’ recent successes.— The Saints are 7-4 against the spread this season. The Falcons are 3-7-1 against the spread this season.Three things to watchFreeman healthier, but Jones notFalcons running back Devonta Freeman is set to return from his foot injury, but now go-to wide receiver Julio Jones has a shoulder injury. The Falcons will do their best to get their running game back on track, but with Brees on the other side, they will need to throw more to win the rematch. Should Jones be limited and Ryan continue to slump, that’s not bound to happen.Kamara and MurrayThe Saints have their dynamic backfield duo working extremely well together. The Falcons have been good against the run, averaging giving up only 3.9 yards per carry. But Kamara is a nightmare on the edge and in the short passing game, while Murray has great power and burst with which to change the pace.Thomas and CookMichael Thomas continues to be a beastly record-setting presence as the Saints’ top wide receiver. But now he has a real running buddy in tight end Jared Cook, emerging as a consistently dangerous No. 2 option. The Falcons don’t really have combined coverage answers for them.last_img read more

25 Dec

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: MALIN KNOCK OUT CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S TO JOIN KILLYBEGS IN LAST FOUR

first_imgMALIN upset the odds to knock 2012 county champions St Eunan’s out of this year’s championship on Saturday.Played in perfect conditions in Buncrana, Ireland’s most northerly GAA club came out on tops in a deserved 3-12 to 2-07 victory.In this evening’s other quarter-final clash in Convoy, Killybegs had a four point margin of victory – 2-11 to 2-07. In Buncrana the game was even for most of the first half as Lee McMonagle netted for the Letterkenny side from the penalty spot to give them an early 1-03 to 0-03 lead.Terence Doherty hit the net for Malin however to take the Inishwoen side into the lead and when Eunan’s Damien McClafferty was sent off for two yellow card offences, the momentum swung northwards.Paul McLaughlin added a second Malin goal to take his side in 2-06 to 1-03 ahead at the break.St Eunan’s knew they were facing an uphill battle just 20 seconds after the re-start when this time Stephen McLaughlin found the net for Malin’s third goal. Sean McVeigh however went up the other end to net for the Letterkenny side and with points from Donnacha Gallagher reduced the deficit to 3-09 to 2-06.Malin however weren’t to be beaten and extended their lead to win 3-12 to 2-07, an eight point victory.The first to congratulate them were the Eunan’s team and management.In Convoy Killybegs led by four points at half-time, 1-07 to 1-03, Hugh McFadden giving the fishermen the goal.A goal apiece followed in the second half but Killybegs retained the margin to win. Elsewhere’s it’s Comhghairdeas Beart. Burt are County Hurling Champions 2013. Final score at O’Donnell Park was Burt 3-13 Setanta 2-14.Setanta can be proud of their fightback in this game, losing out by just two points in the end.County Champs: Burt’s hurlersCOUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: MALIN KNOCK OUT CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S TO JOIN KILLYBEGS IN LAST FOUR was last modified: September 14th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BURTKillybegs GAAMalin GAASean MacCumhails GAA notesSETANTASt Eunan’s GAAlast_img read more