Alaska suspends Abueva indefinitely for going AWOL Durant is one of 30 players to win the award.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant holds his NBA Finals MVP trophy after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavalier 108-85 in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the NBA championship, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant went back-to-back, twice.It’s now two straight NBA championships for the Golden State Warriors, and two consecutive NBA Finals MVP awards for the forward who played a huge role in getting them to those titles.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations READ: Kevin Durant confirms he will re-sign with Warriors Durant scored 20 points in the Game 4 clincher Friday night, a 108-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers — but his series will be remembered most for what he did in Game 3. Durant scored 43 points in that game, including a 33-foot 3-pointer in the final minute to all but clinch the win for the Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDurant averaged 28.8 points in the series, along with 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists.“It’s just about the journey, all season,” Durant said. “Getting up every day, going to work with these guys, it’s amazing. The environment is incredible. It’s good for you to be around guys like this. It helps you become a better basketball player and a better man.” READ: Durant delivers deja vu ‘assassin’ dagger into Cavaliers Durant becomes the 11th player to win Finals MVP twice, joining six-time winner Michael Jordan, three-timers Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan and LeBron James, and two-timers Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon, Willis Reed and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.He’s also the sixth player to win it in consecutive years, with Jordan, O’Neal, James, Olajuwon and Bryant being the others.READ: Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep James, Cavaliers for third NBA title in four yearsSince 2009 the award has been named for Celtics legend Bill Russell, the 11-time champion who surely would have won the award several times if it existed in his playing days. The Finals MVP was first handed out in 1974.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film
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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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, center, celebrates with guard Stephen Curry, left, after scoring against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)CHICAGO — Klay Thompson popped to the wing off a screen from Stephen Curry, caught the pass from Kevin Durant and dribbled to his left before launching the record 3-pointer.The ball swished through the net. He raised both arms, pumped his fist and got mobbed.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Chicago probably would have been overmatched even at full strength. But with Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, Bobby Portis and Denzel Valentine all out with injuries, this one got ugly in a hurry because of Thompson.“He was due for a game like this,” LaVine said. “He saw one go in, and his eyes got as big as the basketball. It’s tough after that, because they’re looking for him. He’s running off of screens, and you can’t touch him anyway. It’s tough.”Thompson nailed his first three 3-pointers and made six while scoring 22 in the first quarter.By the time the second half rolled around, the Warriors were determined to see him set the mark. And it seemed teammates were doing all they could to assist on the record shot.Durant was glad it was him.“The most important thing was I passed it to him on his 14th,” he said. “And I also passed it to Steph on his 13th. … They wouldn’t have made those shots without me.”Actually, Draymond Green had the assist on Curry’s record 13th 3 against New Orleans two years ago. Either way, this was quite a night.“It’s the best feeling in basketball or one of the best feelings in basketball when you touch the ball and feel like it’s going in every time,” Thompson said.TIP-INSWarriors: G Shaun Livingston missed his second consecutive game because of a sore right foot. He also missed two in a row last week because of a bruised left knee. … McKinnie hit 4 of 6 3-pointers in his second NBA game in his hometown. As a rookie with Toronto last season, he played about five minutes in a game at Chicago. Bulls: Former Bulls C Joakim Noah got a standing ovation when he was shown on the video board late in the first half. He was waived by the New York Knicks with two years and $37.8 million remaining on his contract on Oct. 13.UP NEXTWarriors: Host New Orleans on Wednesday.Bulls: Host Denver on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The four-time All-Star guard hit 10 3’s and scored 36 as Golden State built a 92-50 halftime lead. It was the second-highest scoring half ever by an NBA team. Phoenix had 107 in the first half of a 173-143 victory over Denver in 1990.The Warriors also set an NBA record for 3-pointers in a half with 17 through the first two quarters.“This is what it’s been like,” coach Steve Kerr said. “I can’t even tell you how lucky I am and how I feel every night watching these guys, how unselfish they are.”Curry scored 23. Kevin Durant had 14 points and eight assists. And Chicago product Alfonzo McKinnie added 19 points and 10 rebounds as the two-time defending NBA champions improved to 7-1.Zach LaVine and Antonio Blakeney led the Bulls with 21 points, and Wendell Carter Jr. scored 18.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Sans Freak, Bucks top Raptors to be last NBA undefeated team Thompson broke Curry’s NBA record with 14 3-pointers and finished with 52 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.Thompson set the mark when he nailed a 3 with just under five minutes remaining in the third quarter. He celebrated with teammates as they headed to the sideline for a timeout, with the Warriors leading 113-69. Curry hit 13 3-pointers in a win over New Orleans on Nov. 7, 2016.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 Chriss“That’s what I do this for is those moments that you share with your teammates,” Thompson said. “That’s why we play basketball. It’s a collective effort. And I don’t know if I would be able to break these records I have gotten in my past like tonight without the system I play in or the team I play with, the guys I play with.”Thompson hadn’t scored more than 19 this season and made just 5 of 36 3-pointers in the Warriors’ first seven games. But he broke out in a huge way, making 14 of 24 from beyond the arc. And he did it in just 26 minutes before sitting out the fourth quarter. About the only thing that slowed down Thompson on Monday night was when he suffered a cut above his right eye that needed two stitches in the third quarter. He returned a few minutes later sporting a yellow headband.
…even as revenue collections increaseThe Guyana Government this year announced its largest budget ever, valued at $230 billion, but it has been unable to effectively spend its allocations on the various programmes for which they have been budgeted.Finance MinisterWinston JordanThis information was divulged in the recently released financial mid-year report for 2016, which documents that while government has had a dismal time implementing its public sector spending, it has seen healthy returns on its revenue collections which has increased by almost 10 per cent for the first half of the year.According to the document seen by Guyana Times, central Government’s capital expenditure reached $13.2 billion during the first half of 2016.It was noted that while this represents an increase of 89.4 per cent, compared to expenditure during the same period in 2015 – when expenditure was constrained—the expenditure in fact reflects only 25.3 per cent of the budgeted sum for 2016.According to the finance minister in his report, “the pace of implementation of projects continued to pose challenges.”He said locally-funded projects were beset by a number of problems including delays in the tender and award process.As a result, only 31 per cent of the budgeted sum of $30.6 billion was expended at half year while on foreign-funded projects, a mere 18 per cent of the $21.5 billion was spent in the first half of the year.The finance minister has since blamed a major factor of the dismal performance as being challenges posed by a number of projects inherited from the previous Administration, including the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Modernisation Project, the East Bank and West Demerara Road Projects, the Power Utility Upgrade Programme, the Sheriff Street/Mandela Avenue Road Project and the Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure Improvement Programme. He further blamed the poor performance in the implementation of government spending on weak project execution units, delays in fulfilling conditions precedent to disbursement, and contractors’ capacity and capability constraints.The finance minister has since had to revise its spending programme for 2016 downwards. According to the finance minister, while revenues for 2016 have been revised up to $180 billion, from a budgeted $173 billion, capital expenditure for the year has been revised down to $49.1 billion from $52.2 billion.Government’s spending is divided into (re)current and capital expenditure. Current expenditure refers to recurring spending such as monthly payments on utilities, salaries and maintenance while capital expenditure relates to new projects such as the construction of a new road, school, hospital or similar pieces of infrastructure.The finance minister in his report said there was a significant reduction in disbursements of loans to the non-financial public sector, from $11 billion in the first half of 2015 to $2.7 billion in the first half of 2016, reflecting the slow pace of implementation of foreign-funded projects.Revenue collections upThe finance minister did however report that revenue collection for government at the half year was 10 per cent higher than the same period in 2015.According to the information provided, revenue collected from the payment of taxes increased by 6.1 per cent, reaching $75 billion during the first half of 2016, compared with $71 billion during the same period in 2015. The finance ministry has since reported that internal revenue collection increased by $5 billion reaching $36.5 billion in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. “This half year achievement reflected 57 per cent of the annual target.” It was noted that of this increase, almost $3 billion was related to arrears and advance payments while the remainder was primarily attributed to increased collections from the telecommunications, manufacturing, and construction sectors, and significant payments made by a new company from the architectural and engineering sector.PAYEAccording to the mid-year report, Company tax collections grew by $2.6 billion of which $675 million related to a significant increase by one major company in the oil industry and $921 million attributed to arrears collections.As of June 2016, a total of 292 companies made payments compared with 276 during the same period in 2015, representing a 5.8 per cent increase.It was observed too that similarly, a total of 925 individuals, including self-employed, made payments during the first half of 2016 compared with 887 during the same period in 2015.Personal income taxes paid grew by $922.3 million during the first half of2016 compared to the same period in 2015.According to the finance minister, the main drivers of this growth is as a result of a $553 million increase in personal income tax often referred to as PAYE – Pay As You Earn—and a $340 million increase in income tax from the self-employed.The ministry has since credited the growth in PAYE as mainly due to increases in wages and salaries awarded to public servants in the second half of 2015, while the increase in self-employed taxes was due to increased compliance, from 8,167 to 10,488 individuals, as a result of measures undertaken by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).Meanwhile, it was reported that Customs and trade tax collections rose to $6.5 billion in the first half of 2016, $0.6 billion more than for the same period in 2015.Of note is the fact that while the value of imports declined, import duties grew by $928.6 million or 17.3 per cent above the first half of 2015. This was due in part to a decrease in tax exemptions and a change in the composition of imports.
Solicitor General Cllr. Betty Lamin Blamo yesterday refuted an allegation by Cllr. Alfred Brownell, an environmental lawyer and lead campaigner of Green Advocates that plainclothes police officers, believed to have acted on an order of the government, attempted to arrest him, forcing him to go into hiding.Cllr. Blamo, in her clarification, said Cllr. Brownell was contacted by the Government of the Kingdom of Netherlands in 2004 to collate (gather) deposition (testimony) from Liberians to support their case against Gus Van Kouwenhoven, the former head of the Oriental Timber Company (OTC) working in Liberia during the regime of former President Charles Taylor.She explained that Brownell was successful to have collected depositions from several Liberians, including Brownell himself, on whose testimonies Kouwenhoven was arrested on March 18, 2005, in The Netherlands.In July 2011, following Brownell’s presentation of the depositions, Cllr. Blamo said the government of The Netherlands, relying on a treaty signed between the two governments in 1895, asked the Liberian government to help facilitate the deposition process.According to her, since the treaty expressly mandates and requires that a request for taking deposition in Liberia must fully comply with the laws of Liberia, they chose to ask those whose depositions Brownell took to appear at the Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice to provide their testimonies.Before that, Cllr. Blamo said, on February 16, 2012, the government filed a petition to the court to take the deposition of Brownell and other would-be witnesses.“That request was granted and the first deposition was done in 2012 and the second one was also done in 2013,” the Solicitor General said.She said in October of this year, the court began to take the third deposition, of which Brownell would have been among 14 persons to have testified.According to Cllr. Blamo, during the exercise, which should have lasted for a week, one of the prospective witnesses, Cllr. Powo C. Hilton, who was one of Brownell’s associates, gave his deposition.Unfortunately, she said, when it was time for Brownell to provide his deposition, he was nowhere to be found, meaning that he had escaped the process.“The most frustrating part was that the prosecutors from the Government of The Kingdom of The Netherlands were in the country to take back those depositions, especially from Brownell,” Cllr. Lamin said.“Since the process was expected to have ended last Friday and Brownell could not show-up, it was then that the court decided to issue a writ of arrest for contempt of court against Brownell,” the Solicitor General clarified Brownell’s allegation arrest.“Why should we look for Brownell when the process has been completed and those who willingly gave their testimonies were taken and given to the prosecutors from The Netherlands? Nobody is hunting to arrest him and therefore he should not make to appear that the government is hunting for him, which is a big lie,” she said.The writ of contempt issued to arrest Brownell from Judge Roosevelt Z. Willie read, “Brownell and the others named should be brought forthwith to show cause why they cannot be held in contempt of court for their failure and refusal to attend court and subsequently obstruct court’s precepts.”Cllr. Hilton’s deposition, a copy of which is with the Daily Observer, quoted him as saying, “In 2004, I associated with the Green Advocates with Cllr. Alfred Brownell as executive director who called me and two other persons, one Silas, and he introduced me to Silas at that time.“Silas is from the Sustainable Development Institute and he asked that both of us must go to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and talk to residents on the operations of OTC.“Both of us went to Buchanan, we stayed a week and gathered those statements from those we spoke with.“We came back to Monrovia and delivered the documents to Brownell. Alfred did not tell us, and we had no information as to the reasons behind the work that he sanctioned us to do.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Grammy award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Joss Stone is expected to arrive in Liberia today as part of her ‘Total World Tour’ concert. Stone, a British singer and songwriter, is a versatile vocalist in the genres of soul, R&B, blues and reggae.The concert, which will be held today at the RLJ Kendeja Resort, is part of the artist’s ambition to visit all countries in the world.Songs from her 2003 multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, and her second album, Mind Body & Soul, which topped the UK albums chart for one week, are expected to be performed during the concert.She is expected to bring her unique brand of soulful acoustic blues to thrill the local audience, as well as collaborate with local musicians on stage to provide a perfect combination of British pop music and unique Liberian rhythms.“Joss Stone Live in Concert” will be a five-hour outdoor event and will feature some of the leading artists in the local music industry, whose names have not yet been revealed.Although the Total World Tour, which started about three years ago, is Stone’s most ambitious project to date, it aims to afford the British singer the chance to explore and understand the universal language of music in every country on the planet.In addition, Stone will use her visit for good causes like learning about important humanitarian and environmental issues.Born Jocelyn Stoker, and nicknamed Joss Stone, according to Wikipedia, the artist rose to fame in the late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, and has earned numerous accolades, including two Brit Awards and one Grammy Award out of five nominations.She has sold 14 million albums worldwide throughout her career as well as establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time, best-selling soul artists of the 2000s, and one of the best-selling British artists.Her first three albums have sold over 2,722,000 copies in the US, while her first two albums sold over 2,000,000 copies in the UK.Lastly in 2015, Joss released her seventh album, Water for Your Soul, which many critics regard as her best work to date. The album comprises a set of meaningful songs weaving together reggae, hip hop and R&B with tones and nuances drawn from world music. It led to Joss being named Billboard’s top reggae artist of 2015.So far since the tour started, she has toured more than 80 countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Mozambique, and Sudan.The concert ticket prices at the RJL Kendeja Resort range from US$5, for students, US$10 regulars and US$20 for VIP. Doors open at 7 p.m.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Pres. Weah says meeting with the oppositions will strengthen peace and unity.President George Weah has proposed a one-day national forum between the government and opposition parties with the hope of advancing ideas that promote the spirit of national unity, and political tolerance in the country, an Executive Mansion release has said.According to the release, the President strongly believes that a government, and political parties collaboration is a sine-qua-non for the enhancement of national cohesion, and development as it affords them greater opportunity to inject practical ideas that drive a positive change towards overall social, political and economic transformation.President Weah made the proposal on Monday, August 13, when he received a report from the National Independence Day Celebrations Committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.According to President Weah, such a forum is an opportunity that sets the stage in which all opposition political leaders gather together to discuss the future of the country.He told the over 25-member Committee that it was high time Liberians chart a new course in national leadership.He said that the proposed one-day national forum with opposition political parties will provide the space for his government to have clearer and better understanding of opposition political parties’ position about his administration.“For me, I see it very good for us as Liberians, especially opposition political parties to come together in a one-day forum to share ideas and discuss the future of the country; that the meeting will allow opposition leaders to freely speak their minds about the government and make suggestions. You see, that is why I want this meeting to be held at a venue where opposition political parties and the government will interact freely,” the President said.President Weah emphasized that his government is open to contributions from opposition political parties, including any Liberian or a group of individuals, regardless of their position and status.He said, “the government and those in leadership must do all in their power to exhibit the passion of working in the interest of the country if they are to achieve goals laid out by his administration for the general interest of the Liberian people.”President Weah has meanwhile praised the National Independence Day Committee for working with the little that they had. He then described this year’s event as the best celebration that ushered the beginning of his administration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Newhall developed its Patriot Blend coffee four years ago at the start of the war. Volunteers from McMullen’s church helped package the coffee and Newhall Coffee’s shipping company is donating most of the shipping costs to get it to soldiers and Marines. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee whether it’s in a suburban coffeehouse or in a desert mess hall across the globe. To that end, the Newhall Coffee Roasting Co., tucked in a corner of the Valencia Industrial Center, will send six tons of coffee Wednesday to the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. The load translates to 1.28 million cups of coffee for servicemen and -women deployed across the Middle East. “We first sent coffee to Iraq in May of 2003 and the response from Marines was overwhelming,” said Mitch McMullen, the company’s co-founder. “We sent only 50,000 cups then, and we are now sending over a million cups of coffee to show our support to the troops.”
Omollo, who has steered the club to second position in the Kenyan Premier League standings having lost only a single game so far, is worried with the absence of the duo who have contributed immensely to their success.He conceded that it is a big blow to the team especially this time when he is facing his former employer.“It will be an interesting game but having been there it’s not going to be easy especially with the absence of some of my great players. Ochieng and Matasi have never missed any march and with their leadership we have been playing well,” Omollo told Capital Sport on Friday after the team’s training at their Jahmhuri Show Ground base.“Matasi has six clean sheets, so if you are going for a big game like Tusker yes it is a big blow. Never the less Faruk Shikhalo is there, he is experienced and it’s time for him to prove himself to me. If he plays well on Sunday then he will be getting regular starts and the completion in the team will be a good one for the club’s growth,” the coach added.In the absence of Matasi, Pamzo will be looking to start with Faruk Shikhalo in goal while Simon Mbugua will fill the void left by Ochieng in defence.Matasi and Mbugua woll be back in action on Thursday when Posta entertain Sony Sugar.“Mbugua does not just defend he is very positive in going forward and it is really helping the team by him going forward. I think he has learned a lot. He is more experienced after coming back from Spain with the SportPesa All stars team. If he will be fit tomorrow he will be a very important asset in that game on the Sunday,” Omollo disclosed.On his part assistant captain Joseph Mbugi said that the team is prepared to face off with the Brewers revealing that they are going to approach the game cautiously.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Posta Rangers head coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo Sammy watching his team during training.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 – Posta Rangers head coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo has acknowledged that they will miss the services of first choice shot-stopper Patrick Matasi and defender Luke Ochieng when his side play away to defending champions Tusker FC in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kinoru Stadium on Sunday.Both Matasi and Ochieng are suspended after picking straight red cards in their previous match.
25 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Who will win the Championship this season? 25 25 2. Derby County (automatic promotion) 20. Hull City REPLY 25 19. Queens Park Rangers 1. Stoke City (champions) Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place 13. Sheffield United ROUND-UP Orient chief gives update on manager search after ‘unfortunate’ Fletcher sacking goalless Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Of course, no one knows for sure what the final table will look like, but it is fun to speculate. 11. Norwich City GREAT NEWS 18. Ipswich Town ‘close’ 25 CONFUSION Latest EFL News 16. Wigan Athletic 10. Swansea City 25 25 Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off 25 8. Brentford 7. Preston North End Macclesfield set for further EFL sanctions after Plymouth match is called off EFL result It’s one of a number of thrilling narratives set to enthral us all season.Meanwhile, over the rest of the opening weekend you can also hear Sunderland v Charlton in League One and West Brom v Bolton back in the Championship on Saturday, while on Sunday you can listen to Leeds United v Stoke City.Everyone is having their bet on who will win the title, promotion to the Premier League, and who will get relegated, but what does talkSPORT’s famous Super Computer make of it? Find out below. 25 9. Aston Villa 25 Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues 25 14. Millwall 25 25 21. Sheffield Wednesday Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 24. Rotherham United (relegated) 25 23. Bolton Wanderers (relegated) 12. Bristol City 25 25 The Championship season kicks off tonight as Reading play Derby live on talkSPORT 2.Many eyes will be on the match as Frank Lampard begins his managerial career after an incredible time as a player. stalemate 25 6. West Bromwich Albion (play-offs) 25 25 4. Nottingham Forest (play-offs) 5. Leeds United (play-offs) 25 17. Blackburn Rovers Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 22. Reading (relegated) 25 25 15. Birmingham City 3. Middlesbrough (play-offs) talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next two seasons. impact 25 25 25
DONEGAL’S Shane McLaughlin will go head-to-head with Cork teenager Kelly Mongan on The Voice on Sunday – and will perform The Zutons number ‘Valerie’, RTE has announced.McFly will be the special musical guests on the night, performing Shine a Light and Love is Easy.The show will again be broadcast on Sunday, April 7 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with the results included in the two-hour programme. Sunday’s show will see two singers from each team perform. Their final scores will be a combination of viewers’ votes and coaches’ marks. However, the coaches cannot mark their own acts.The four highest placed acts (votes and marks combined) will go through to the next round, with the singer with the most votes from the remaining four also making it through.The singers and songs for Sunday are:Team Jamelia Dylan Powell, (19), Galway – Bastille PompeiiKeith Hanley, (19), Cork – Mary Mary ShacklesTeam KianShane McLaughlin, (28), Donegal – The Zutons ValerieKelly Mongan, (18), Cork – Elton John Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word Team SharonTammy Browne, (30), Kildare – Katy Perry I Kissed a GirlAoife McLoughlin, (29), Limerick – Alicia Keys Girl on FireTeam Bressie Katy Anna Mohan, (18), Louth – Muse StarlightAndrew Mann, (33), Dublin – INXS Never Tear Us ApartSHANE READY TO TAKE ON KELLY ON THE VOICE OF IRELAND was last modified: April 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)