Jehovah’s Witnesses Holding “Don’t Give Up” Convention

first_imgJehovah’s Witnesses have been holding their annual conventions at the Mount Barclay Assembly Hall since October 13, and have extended an open invitation to the public to attend through December 31. The theme of this year’s convention is, “Don’t Give Up!”The November 17 convention in Mount Barclay is a three-day event expected to be attended by an estimated 3,000 people.A highlight of the Bible-based program will be the keynote address entitled, “What Can Help Christians Cultivate the Qualities Necessary to Endure Difficulties?”The program will include talks and interviews to show how God “supplies endurance” to all sorts of people, even today.  It will include multimedia that will describe how the Bible and even nature teach lessons about how to endure, and feature films that will be shown each afternoon, follow the story of a family who learned why Jesus said, “Remember the wife of Lot.”Wayne Ward, a convention spokesman, states; “Challenges in life can rob us of peace and even cause some to think about giving up.” Mr. Ward added, “Our convention this year will benefit both Witnesses and non-Witnesses, because it promises to empower individuals not only to keep enduring, but also cope with challenges productively.”Through December 31, Jehovah’s Witnesses are extending personal invitations to everyone in Monrovia from Bushrod Island, Sinkor, Old Road, SK Doe Boulevard and other parts of the country to attend the convention.  “There is no admission fee,” a JW statement said, because the convention is supported entirely by voluntary donations.Jehovah’s Witnesses in Liberia have organized 19 conventions – in two languages to be held in eight cities across the country. Worldwide, there are over 8,000,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in more than 115,000 congregations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Updated property register will create greater self-sufficiency – Bulkan

first_img…capital allocations increased for all administrative regions for 2018As part of plans to expand the participation of all local organs in decision making to enable the regions to be effective in keeping with the policy of decentralisation, the Government has moved to increase capital allocations for all the administrative regions by some eight per cent in 2018.Communities Minister Ronald BulkanCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkan recently revealed that the proposed capital allocations in 2018 for the regions have been increased, with the highest allocation of $544 million, which will go to the East Berbice-Corentyne Region and the lowest of $226 million to the Potaro-Siparuni Region.Bulkan said all hinterland regions have enjoyed a 10 per cent or more increase in allocations. In addition to that, the proposed recurrent allocations stand at $33.8 billion, an increase of more than $2 billion.He noted that in 2017 the Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) had received Government funding of approximately $35.5 billion; recurrent appropriations – $31.6 billion and capital investments – $3.9 billion.Meanwhile, to address the question of sluggish implementation of the Public Sector Investment Programmes (PSIP), in the latter half of 2017, the regions have been strengthened with the addition of Planning Units and a Planning Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO), to support this critical area. These capital investments are expected to fund: investment in regional economic projects, regional social services, and in democratic governance.“The backbone of the local Government system is our towns and villages or the municipalities and [Neighbourhood Democratic Councils] NDCs that have responsibility for managing and developing their respective areas. The democratic renewal though a prerequisite is not sufficient for the restoration of functionality within these organs. For that, the need for institutional strengthening, capacity building and their revenue base need to be addressed,” he added.Bulkan said in 2017, the Ministry produced an important training manual or handbook for Councillors. This document extracts the key sections of the two pieces of principal legislation, namely Chapter 28:01 and 28:02, and presents them in a user friendly manner to inform and guide Councillors on their authority, role and responsibilities. It has been distributed to each of the approximately 1170 councillors.Aside from this, Bulkan said the transformation and modernisation of the property assessment framework remains a priority of Government. “It is a constitutional prescription that local Government areas be economically viable and have an adequate resource base for the management and development of their area as per Article 72,” he added.Updated registerThe Minister said an updated property register was, therefore, key to Councils’ empowerment to be effective in the discharge of their functions and ensure financial autonomy and viability. In addition to that, accurate and current property valuations are a prerequisite for informed decision-making by Councils.“This is not an exercise in taxation, as was erroneously referred to by the other side. This is an exercise in empowerment; this is an exercise in making resources available in the various communities, to elected representatives to do the work required, thereby insulating them from the whims and fancies of politicians and agencies fixated with control,” he further added.In some NDCs, this subvention reliance meant that Central Government represented over two-thirds of their actual expenditures. In municipalities, the Government subvention represents close to one- third of actual expenditure.“It is the Government’s wish to have our Councils liberated of such central political control, to be guided by established norms and good governance practice; to be accountable to relevant institutions and their constituencies,” he asserted.In 2018, work will be advanced to realise the long-overdue update of property registers in municipalities and NDCs. New local councils in 2019 should have an updated register to make equitable decisions on the rate percentages they want to utilise.“Higher rates will result in higher local investment and delivery of services. Lower rates may mean more money in the constituent’s pockets, but may result in a lower overall quality of service. Ultimately, this will be a decision for individual Councils to make. Our responsibility is to provide them with accurate information to allow for equity and responsibility in decision-making. It is called good governance and responsible government,” Bulkan explained.The Minister said the Budget recognised the importance of building such self-sufficiency of the local government system, both in addressing the outdated land values and in the institutional strengthening activities that must surround such an action. This will be a significant step in equipping these institutions.The National Regional Development Consultative Committee (NRDCC), he reminded, the Opposition boycotted and declared that “this time we do not expect a repeat of the boycott and we look forward to engaging the regional leadership in issues critical to the development of their respective regions”.Regarding the Local Government Commission (LGC) and the Guyana Association of Municipalities (GAM), Minister Bulkan indicated that Budget 2018 provides $110 million and $10 million respectively.last_img read more

Exxon, Tullow find more oil offshore Guyana

first_img…after drilling Tripletail, Jethro wellsBy Jarryl BryanOil companies ExxonMobil and Tullow have made their 14th and 2nd oil finds respectively offshore Guyana, bringing the tally of wells that have struck oil to 16 and increasing the prospects that Guyana is sitting on more than six billion barrels of oil.The Noble Tom Madden drilled Exxon’s Tripletail wellIn the case of Exxon, it announced on Monday that it encountered 108 feet of oil reservoir in its Tripletail well, boosting its estimated recoverable barrels of oil. The announcement was made by way of a press release early Monday morning. According to the press release, the Noble Tom Madden drillship made the well in 6572 feet of water.The Tripletail-1 well, according to Exxon, is located in the Turbot area just three miles from the previous discovery. The company noted that after work is finished at Tripletail, the drillship will next drill the Uaru-1 well.The release also featured comments from Senior Vice President of exploration at Exxon, Mike Cousins. According to the Vice President, with this discovery Exxon would be working along with its partners on the further development of the area.“This discovery helps to further inform the development of the Turbot area. Together with our partners, ExxonMobil is (seeking) to identify projects that can be developed efficiently and in a cost-effective way.The Stena Forth drilled Tullow’s wellMeanwhile, Exxon’s country manager, Rod Henson noted that more evaluations were necessary before their resource numbers are updated. At the same time, Henson was upbeat about the discovery in Tripletail.“This is more good news for Guyana. We would have to do some more research work before we update any resource numbers. (But) this is good news for Guyana. We’re very pleased to be working here. Before you drill the first well, you never know. You have to drill, which is indicated by a couple of the unsuccessful wells,” Henson said on the sidelines of an event on Monday.Previously, Exxon had made its 13th oil discovery at the Yellowtail well in April of this year. Monday’s announcement means that there is now well in excess of six billion oil equivalent barrels of oil in Stabroek.TullowOn the same day that ExxonMobil announced an oil find, Tullow also revealed that it has made its second oil find in just a matter of weeks; this time the British company is celebrating the discovery of 14 metres of oil reservoirs.According to the oil company in a statement, the well was drilled by the Stena Forth drillship. The company revealed that evaluations of the logging and sampling data confirmed that the well had 14 metres of net oil potential.According to Tullow, it will now evaluate data from this and its recent discovery in Jethro well, as well as wait for the results from its Carapa well to determine the way forward. The Carapa well, which is on the Kanuku licence, will be drilled later in the month.In the release, Tullow’s Exploration Director, Angus McCoss noted that the discovery increased the potential in the Orinduik Block. He also alluded to the block having multibillion-barrel potential.The fact that two oil finds were announced on the same day was a prevailing topic at a seminar on Monday for capacity building in the oil sector. At the event, Department of Energy Head, Dr Mark Bynoe noted the importance of Tullow’s and Exxon’s discoveries.The energy czar also assured that his department is working to build its capacity. Dr Bynoe warned, however, that there was still a long road ahead before actual production begins in the most recent finds.“The average rate from discovery to appraisal to development to production is between four to five years. So again, it’s important that we temper expectations. Because it’s not as soon as you discover, you move to production.“These wells will now have to be appraised, in terms of their commerciality, expected projected resource flow, then developed, before you move into production… we now have to do further tests to determine potential; barrel equivalency before we make that projection,” Dr Bynoe added.Tullow Guyana BV is the operator of the Orinduik Block, with a 60 per cent stake. Total E&P Guyana BV holds 25 per cent with the remaining 15 per cent being held by Eco (Atlantic) Guyana Inc.It was announced in July that Qatar’s State oil company is looking to enter into Guyana’s oil market with a farm-in deal through Total that could see them obtaining stakes in both the Orinduik and Kanuku Blocks.last_img read more

Colon could make April return

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – Bartolo Colon is progressing so fast that manager Mike Scioscia on Monday dared to say the right-hander might be pitching for the Angels in late April. Colon is expected to pitch from a mound today for the first time since throwing one inning July 26 at Tampa Bay. He will throw an eight-minute bullpen session using exclusively fastballs. Jered Weaver, meanwhile, isn’t expected to have his first bullpen session until later in the week. But that timetable does not mean his return to the rotation will come after Colon, even though he currently lags behind his teammate during recovery. Since Weaver’s biceps tendinitis is not as damaging as Colon’s rotator-cuff injury, Weaver’s recovery window is expected to be shorter. Scioscia still insists there is a chance Weaver could make his first start on April 6. “If you look realistically, if you can get on the mound here in the next week, it’s going to be close to see if he’s going to make that first start or not,” Scioscia said. “If he can, great. If he doesn’t, we’ll push him back.” John Lackey, who lost between seven and eight pounds over the last six days after a bout of bronchitis, threw a bullpen session. It was his first time on a mound since last week’s intrasquad game. Scioscia was impressed with the session and said his right-hander still is in line to start Thursday at Tucson against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the Angels facing Oakland left-hander Brad Halsey on Monday, Scioscia’s lineup had Vladimir Guerrero batting third, Shea Hillenbrand batting fourth and the left-handed hitting Garret Anderson fifth. “Right now, I think it would help us against lefties to get a right-handed bat behind Vlad,” Scioscia said. “But Garret’s going to have to hit lefties whether he’s hitting fourth or fifth. We’ll adjust when we have to. When Garret’s healthy he can hit against anybody and that’s what we’re anticipating.” Ervin Santana breezed through three innings against the A’s and allowed no runs on three hits. The outing was so easy he ended up throwing 10 more pitches in the bullpen just to make sure he had enough work. Santana threw 40 pitches and has not allowed a run in five Cactus League innings over two starts. “I just have to finish a little bit more in front (on the slider); the same with my changeup,” Santana, the projected No. 3 starter, said. “Every time when I go on the mound I feel more comfortable.” doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Colon threw on flat ground from 180 feet on Sunday and the session was deemed impressive. “We’re pleasantly surprised, although I think knowing Bart and how hard he works we anticipated him on a mound some time in the middle of March,” Scioscia said. “Was it going to be March 6 or 7 or March 15? You don’t really know when you’re that far out. We anticipated some time in March and he’s at the early end of it, so he’s moved along very well.” Where Scioscia recently said there was an outside chance Colon would pitch in a Cactus League game this spring, it now is looking like more of a reality. At the very least, Colon now looks aimed for a simulated game, intrasquad game or minor-league game before camp breaks. Since Colon typically is quiet and hard-working, Scioscia was asked if the team is staying on top of its right-hander to make sure he is honest about how his arm feels. “His arm stroke is clean, he feels good, his ball is coming out of his hand as well as it ever has,” Scioscia said. “I think those indicators, along with him saying `You know what, I feel good,’ gives you the confidence that he’s ready for the mound.” center_img “I think it’s certainly a possibility that we’re going to see him pitching for us some time in April if there are no setbacks,” Scioscia said. “If not, (he could pitch) shortly after we make the turn into May, based on where he is right now and how he feels. “It’s contingent on how he comes out of his throwing session, how his body responds. As you get on a mound, you start stressing your body and testing it. If he keeps passing it, he’s going to come quickly.” last_img

FAA urges airlines to reduce flight schedules to nip congestion, delays

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Dogged by record flight delays, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday said airlines need to shrink their schedules or potentially face government action. “The airlines need to take a step back on scheduling practices that are at times out of line with reality,” FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said in prepared remarks at an industry luncheon. Blakey said the agency is particularly concerned about overcrowded skies and airports along the East Coast, saying “if the airlines don’t address this voluntarily, don’t be surprised when the government steps in.” Blakey finishes a five-year stint at the agency Thursday. The airline industry’s on-time performance in the first seven months of 2007 was its worst since comparable data began being collected in 1995, according to government data. U.S. carriers reported an on-time arrival rate of 69.8 percent in July, the most recent statistics available, down from 73.7 percent a year ago, according to the Department of Transportation. David Castelveter, a spokesman for the Air Transport Association, an industry group, said that any effort to reduce crowding in the Northeast should involve international airlines and corporate jets, as well as U.S. airlines.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, April 9

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Manchester City have made Philippe Coutinho their THIRD transfer target from Premier League rivals Liverpool. The Blues have also been linked with England stars Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson. (Daily Star)Chelsea are considering rivalling Arsenal and Manchester United in the pursuit of Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne this summer as they prepare to add to their options in the transfer window. (The Guardian)West Brom boss Tony Pulis wants to bag Marseille’s Andre-Pierre Gignac. The French ace is available on a free transfer this summer. (The Sun)Valencia star and reported Manchester United target Andre Gomes has denied talks that he will join Chelsea at the end of the season. (Daily Express)Barcelona are trying to persuade Xavi Hernández to see out his contract at the Camp Nou, which expires in 2016. The club has realised, seemingly belatedly, that losing players this summer would be folly when it cannot replace them because of its transfer ban. (Marca)Dick Advocaat will be handed a new Sunderland contract – but only if he keeps the Black Cats in the Premier League this season. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Liverpool are trying to bully Raheem Sterling into signing a new deal, talkSPORT toldExclusive – Liverpool are ‘not playing in the same league’ as big boys, claims former RedExclusive – Manchester United set for striker clearout, claims former Red DevilExclusive – Paul McGrath: Christian Benteke can keep Aston Villa in the Premier LeagueManchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool set sights on England Under-19 starLiverpool and Manchester United to reignite interest in Real Madrid starlet?Hull City offer young forward new contractlast_img read more

Arsenal set to lose out in race to land ‘new Nesta’

first_img1 Alessio Romagnoli Napoli have made a £21m offer for Arsenal target Alessio Romagnoli, according to reports in Italy.talkSPORT told you earlier this month about the Gunners’ interest in the Roma defender, who has been dubbed the ‘new Alessandro Nesta’.But, according to La Repubblica, Arsenal have now been blown out of the water after Napoli submitted a £21m bid.The Italian side are desperate to land the 20-year-old and are hoping their new offer will deter any interest from other clubs.AC Milan still remain keen, while Chelsea have also scouted the Italian on several occasions.Roma are hoping to maximise the money from Romagnoli to finance a move for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.last_img

Vacationland at home

first_imgFrom history buff to nature lover to thrill seeker, everyone can find plenty to do in the Santa Clarita Valley, which boasts sprawling parks, bicycle trails, three amusement parks and other attractions. Here’s a sampling of some of the places to go and things to do across the valley. Amusement parks Six Flags California , Valencia, is the Santa Clarita Valley’s landmark. When inviting out-of-towners to the community, it’s not uncommon for local residents to explain that they live near Magic Mountain, one of two parks at Six Flags California. Magic Mountain is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays during the winter and will be open daily beginning March 18. Entry is $59.99 general admission and $29.99 for children under 48 inches tall and adults age 55 and older. Hurricane Harbor, the water park next door to Magic Mountain, is open seasonally. Price is $29.99 general admission and $20.99 for children under 48 inches tall and adults 55 and older. Call (661) 255-4100. Mountasia Family Fun Center , 21516 Golden Triangle Road, boasts an action-packed entertainment complex that includes a video game and redemption arcade, grand prix go-kart racing, miniature golf, bumper boats, laser tag and an indoor play area. Call (661) 253-4386. Festivals The city will put on its 13th annual Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival , which draws thousands to celebrate the Old West. Festivities will kick off on April 26 and feature popular country-western musicians and poets, as well as on-stage stage performances, at venues across the valley. Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio will offer guests the opportunity to kick up their heels and dance, browse a variety of shops or chow down on some genuine cowboy grub. Tickets are available. Call (661) 286-4021. The Santa Clarita Independent Film Festival will take place this spring at various venues across the Santa Clarita Valley. Films are entered from all over the world. Visit sciffestival.com. The International Family Film Festival is the first and only one of its kind, dedicated to films and screenplays for a family audience, and it takes place each fall at the Edwards Theatre in Valencia. For tickets, log on to iffilmfest.org. or call (661) 257-3131. The Santa Clarita Street Art Festival is a two-day event that takes place the first weekend of each October in downtown Newhall. Activities include chalk drawings, a carnival and an arts-and-crafts marketplace. Visit StreetArtFest.com. Other entertainment venues Old Town Newhall is home to two live-theater venues. The Canyon Theatre Guild , at 24242 San Fernando Road, offers community theater with plays for adults and children showing throughout the year. Call (661) 799-2702. Right down the street is the valley’s only professional theater, the Repertory East Playhouse at 24266 San Fernando Road. Call (661) 222-7278. J.R.’s Comedy Club , operated by comedian Randy Lubas and featuring well-known comics from the Los Angeles area, including some local jokesters, is inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 258-2291. Golf courses Santa Clarita offers full-size courses and a unique miniature course for golf enthusiasts. Robinson Ranch Golf Course , at 27734 Sand Canyon Road in Canyon Country, features two 18-hole championship courses, a clubhouse, a bar and a pro shop. Call (661) 252-8484. Vista Valencia Golf Course , at 25700 Trevino Drive in Valencia, has a midlength golf course, par-three golf course and a night-lighted driving range. Call (661) 253-1870. Tournament Players Club at Valencia , 26550 Heritage View Lane in Valencia, is the valley’s newest, with an 18-hole championship course, a clubhouse, a restaurant, a bar and a pro shop. Call (661) 288-1024. The Greens , at 26501 McBean Parkway in Valencia, is more like golf in miniature than miniature golf. Situated on real grass and featuring water hazards, sand bunkers and island greens, The Greens also has a simulator that allows golfers to play courses around the world without leaving Santa Clarita. Call (661) 222-2900. Skating rinks Ice Station Valencia offers public ice skating, figure skating, youth hockey, instruction, parties and more at 27745 N. Smyth Drive in Valencia. Call (661) 775-8686. For an outdoor in-line skating and skateboard experience featuring ramps and jumps, skaters can visit the Santa Clarita Skatepark at 20880 Centre Point Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 250-3758. Paintball Rambo wannabes can don a set of camouflage and participate in fast-paced, simulated warfare with Close Encounters & Paintball USA , 22400 The Old Road, Newhall. Camps and target practice are also available for those who want to practice or learn tactics. Call (661) 255-5332. City parks/trails Preserving open space is a priority in Santa Clarita, and city parks are conveniently located for most residents, with more being developed. Central Park , at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, is the crown jewel of the city’s park system, featuring eight multiuse ball fields, a playground, jogging paths, shade trees and ample parking. The city also boasts a new aquatic center at the growing Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Whether you walk, jog, bike or skate, the Santa Clarita trail system provides miles of hassle-free pathways from one end of town to the other. Valencia’s paseos wind their way through quiet neighborhoods, connecting with the city trails at several points. Historical parks Named after the famous silent movie star who owned the property, William S. Hart Regional Park and Museum offers a historic house full of Hollywood memorabilia and western art, as well as expansive grounds with picnic areas, hiking and equestrian trails and penned animals. Hart Park is at 24151 N. San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-4584. Next door to Hart Park and maintained by the Santa Clarita Historical Society, Heritage Junction Historical Park offers a glimpse into the 1800s and early 1900s in Santa Clarita Valley. Historic buildings have been moved to the site and made available to public view. Call (661) 254-1275. The historic town of Mentryville at 27201 Pico Canyon Road is the site of the first commercially productive oil well in the western United States and the longest-operating oil well in the world. Mentryville is located inside a state park, and the grounds are open to the public from 9 a.m. to sundown daily. For tours of the historic buildings, call (661) 259-2701. Nature/recreational parks Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center , 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, offers 350 acres of hiking trails, picnic grounds and a California state historical site, The Oak of the Golden Dream. The nature center displays live animals, preserved specimens and ecological exhibits. Docent-led hikes and animal shows are offered every Saturday. Call (661) 259-7721. The unique rock formations of Vasquez Rocks Natural Area are a familiar sight, having been used as a backdrop for many films and television shows and commercials. The park, at 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce, offers a challenge for rock climbers, or, for a less perilous workout, hikers can explore the many trails winding through the rocky terrain. Call (661) 268-0840. Santa Clarita Woodlands, The Old Road, south of Calgrove Boulevard in Newhall, offers hiking in Rice, East and Towsley canyons. These secluded canyons offer 20 miles of trails, year-round streams, majestic oaks, rocky outcroppings, tar pits, abundant wildlife and an old oil field. The Tataviam Indians used the naturally occurring asphalt for healing purposes and to seal their basketry. Call (661) 255-3606. Castaic Lake Recreation Area is just up Interstate 5 from Santa Clarita in the town of Castaic. The upper reservoir offers fishing, boating and water skiing, with personal watercraft and boat rentals. The lower lake has swim beaches, fishing, sailing and nongas-powered boat use. Call (661) 257-4050. On a hot day, the wave pool at Hurricane Harbor fills with cooling-off fun lovers at Six Flags California, Valencia, where Magic Mountain is a landmark. Photo by David Crane / Staff Photographer AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea: Blues rated and slated in third-straight victory

first_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Hazard put the Blues ahead from the spot It was a frustrating afternoon for Kovacic gameday impact Chelsea made it three wins in three Premier League games under Maurizio Sarri with a hard-fought victory over Newcastle.The Blues enjoyed plenty of possession but failed to break through until the 76th minute, when Eden Hazard converted a controversially-awarded penalty. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 5 Newcastle, who barely threatened all game, somehow found themselves level through Joselu’s 83rd minute header, but DeAndre Yedlin turned Marcos Alonso’s shot into his own net late-on to deny the home side an unlikely point.How did talkSPORT rate the victorious men in blue? Scroll down to find out.Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6Very little to do, but still didn’t manage a clean sheet. Not much he could do about the goal, although he did get a hand to it. Oohs and ahs followed a nervous pass in the first-half.Cesar Azpilicueta – 6His delivery let him down. Azpilicueta’s role was an attacking one today and he failed to supply quality crosses to Alvaro Morata. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 5 Antonio Rudiger – 7Thundered an outrageous effort against the crossbar from distance. A mistake-free afternoon for the German.David Luiz – 5Chelsea’s central defenders have more to do under Sarri and Luiz defended sensibly for much of the game, but he was static for the Newcastle goal and failed to attack the ball.Marcos Alonso – 7Fantastic first touch to force the controversial penalty and it was his right-footed volley which led to the winner, however his attacking exploits will leave Chelsea stretched at the back as the season goes on. Willian (Sub) – 6Provided some much-needed energy in attack and stretched Newcastle in the latter stages.Ross Barkley (Sub) – 6Could’ve had a tap-in if Yedlin didn’t turn the ball into his own net.Olivier Giroud (Sub) – 5Should’ve played to the referee’s whistle when he felt he was elbowed in the build up to Newcastle’s equaliser. Alonso wins the penalty N’Golo Kante – 6So rarely less than an eight-out-of-ten, Kante was unusually sloppy at times. He appears to be adjusting to his new attacking role under Sarri.Jorginho – 8Chelsea’s deepest-lying midfielder was their most creative and incisive. Never wastes a pass.Matteo Kovacic – 5It’s clear Kovacic wants to go forward at every opportunity, but he was crowded out by Newcastle today. Still showed plenty of promise. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings Rudiger kept Salomon Rondon quiet Pedro – 6Started over Willian and just-about justified his inclusion with his never-ending movement and clever touches.Alvaro Morata – 5Signs of improvement from the Spaniard, who made more runs today, but his touch let him down in the crucial moments.Eden Hazard – 9Outstanding throughout. Frustrated by some cynical defending from Newcastle, but didn’t moan and carried on probing. A fantastic penalty, too. 5 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 5 ALTERED 5 highlights silverware Hazard was exceptional MONEY smart causal last_img read more

Stats reveal the correct result of every Premier League gameweek seven fixture

first_img 5 5 predicted changes Most read in Premier League Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Harry Kane returned to scoring ways by netting twice at Huddersfield Everton vs FulhamReal result: 3-0xG result: 2.3-0.5Newcastle vs LeicesterReal result: 0-2xG result: 0.4-1.5Man City vs BrightonReal result: 2-0xG result: 3.1-0.3Arsenal vs WatfordReal result: 2-0xG result: 1.7-2.3 SORRY Elsewhere, there were wins for Man City, Arsenal and Tottenham, while the three teams in the relegation places – Huddersfield, Newcastle and Cardiff – all suffered defeat.It was, as always, a thrilling weekend of top flight action, but were the results backed up by the performances?‘Expected goals’ is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match, with every shot taken given an ‘expected goal’ value based on the difficulty of the attempt. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 5 Wolves vs SouthamptonReal result: 2-0xG result: 1.5-0.9Huddersfield vs TottenhamReal result: 0-2xG result: 0.4-2.2Chelsea vs LiverpoolReal result: 1-1xG result: 1.8-2.1 West Ham made light work of Man United tense latest Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool’s equaliser with an incredibly low xG shot Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Bernd Leno helped keep Watford at bay after replacing the injured Petr Cech Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 whoops Another excellent matchday of Premier League football has been played, and we saw some incredible games.The biggest shock of the weekend was Man United’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham which leaves Jose Mourinho facing the axe at Old Trafford. The best viewing was to be found at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea and Liverpool played out a superb 1-1 draw that had two teams playing entertaining attacking football and scoring one high quality goal apiece. Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 5 Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence.So, how did every team perform compared to their xG in the seventh round of Premier League matches? Find out below thanks to shot-based expected goals statistics from FiveThirtyEight.com…West Ham vs Man UnitedReal result: 3-1xG result: 1.4-0.7 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 5 Cardiff vs BurnleyReal result: 1-2xG result: 1.6-0.2 revealed Liverpool came from behind to secure a share of the spoils at Chelsea REVEALED gameday cracker last_img read more