Fuel prices to decrease

first_img28 June 2011South African motorists struggling to keep up with rising costs will be pleased to know that the price of fuel will decrease from next week.Consumers will pay between 20 and 30 cents less for their petrol from the 6th July.Diesel is also set to drop by around six to ten cents a litre.In May, petrol prices reached their highest level since 2008.The South African Petroleum Retailer’s Association’s Peter Noke said: “We can certainly expect some relief for motorists. We need more relief than this, but this is good. We will take it. We will take what we can.”Sapalast_img

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas suffers heart attack while training

first_imgSpain’s World Cup winning captain Iker Casillas, 37, suffered a heart attack while training with his team Porto on Wednesday and was taken to hospital, the Portuguese club said in a statement, adding that the goalkeeper’s life was not in danger.Iker Casillas suffered an acute heart attack during this Wednesday’s training session, Porto said in a statement on their official website.The session was quickly halted so medical assistance could be provided to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently in the CUF Porto Hospital. Casillas is ok, stable and the heart problem has been resolved.Casillas played 167 times for Spain, famously captaining his country to their first and only World Cup win in 2010 as well as the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.Born in Mostoles, Madrid, Casillas came through Real Madrid’s academy and spent the majority of his career there until joining Porto in July 2015.He is Real’s second all-time appearance maker, playing 725 matches between 1999 and 2015, winning five La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns with the club. His former team mate Raul made 741 appearances for Real.last_img read more

Wallsend Touch Football Clinic

first_imgThe representatives will be sharing what they’ve learnt throughout their time in Touch Football on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 when they run a Touch Football Clinic at Wallsend Touch Fields. The clinic will run from 9.00am until 3.00pm.For more information, please click on the following attachment. Related Fileswallsend_-_world_cup_touch_clinic_2011_1__01-pdflast_img

10 months agoSolskjaer: What I’d do with Pogba as Man Utd manager

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer: What I’d do with Pogba as Man Utd managerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can get the best from Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Solskjaer is expected to be named United caretaker boss after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.Before the start of the season, the United legend, who worked in the club’s academy, was asked about Pogba: “I would [build the team around him], absolutely no doubt. I had him with David [Gray] and Etzaz [Hussain] who is playing for me tomorrow.”That just shows how far the kid has come. Paul is a fantastic kid so hopefully we can build the team around him and keep him.”On his own managerial skills, Solskjaer added: “Sir Alex [Ferguson] taught me how not to become complacent and always keep the standards up.”Everything I know about managing top footballers I learned from him.” last_img read more

Disgraced former priest sentenced again for sex crimes against children

first_imgAPTN National NewsFormer priest Eric Dejaeger was back in Nunavut court Thursday where he was sentenced to four counts of sex crimes against Edmonton youth between 1974 and 1978.They’ll be served concurrently with the 11 years he was already serving for attacking Nunavut children while in the position of a priest.APTN’s Kent Driscoll reports it won’t be the last time he’s in Nunavut court.last_img

Guardiola says Aguero will be ready for the World Cup

first_imgManchester City star striker Sergio Aguero’s recovery process has been going really well after undergoing a knee surgery and he will most likely be joining his team for the World Cup, according to Guardiola.Aguero underwent a keyhole surgery on his right knee after sustaining an injury, which stopped him from participating in his team’s final games of the Premier League season. However, he will be fit enough to help his teammates in the Argentina international team in the World Cup in Russia during the summer.Even though the injury stopped him from playing in the last bit of the campaign, Aguero still managed to score 30 goals across all tournaments for the Citizens and helped them win the Premier League.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Yes, he will arrive okay [for the World Cup],” Guardiola said prior to their game with Huddersfield, according to FourFourTwo.“I have the information from Dr Cugat in Barcelona and Sergio’s recovery is doing great.”last_img read more

Sweden captain hints at retirement

first_imgSweden captain Andreas Granqvist has hinted that he will be retiring from international football at the end of the World Cup after suggesting that their game against Mexico today may be his “last”Janne Andersson’s side were denied a draw against Germany last weekend after Toni Kroos’ injury-time winner secured the defending champions all three points and demoted Sweden to third place in Group F.Heading into today’s game against group leaders Mexico, the Blue-Yellow need a victory to retain any hope of securing a spot in the knockout stages with Germany currently ahead on a head-to-head basis in the remaining qualification spot.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…Granqvist, who will earn his 74th cap for Sweden today, has now hinted that the encounter at the Central Stadium may be the final time he dons the blue and yellow shirt.“This could be my last match for the national team, but right now we only think about the upcoming game and we’ll discuss everything else later,” said the 33-year-old, according to the New Indian Express.Granqvist is currently playing in his first ever World Cup tournament for Sweden and has already announced his return to Swedish club Helsingborgs from Russian side Krasnodar as he enters the twilight phase of his playing career.last_img read more

Messi loves competition in La Liga

first_imgAccording to the Argentinean superstar, the Spanish tournament is now more competitive than ever and he loves thatLionel Messi just collected the Trofeo Di Stefano for La Liga’s best player in 2017-2018.And after that, the Argentinean superstar talked to the press and praised the competition in the Spanish tournament.“It’s good that the league is like this,” Messi was quoted by Goal.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“It’s more competitive than ever, anyone beats anybody, it’s good for the spectators.”“I hope it stays that way for a long time,” he added.“At the beginning, I was a bit scared, because I had not had much contact,” he admitted about playing after his injury.“I let go a little more as the game went on and I was fine.”last_img read more

California governor wants to end tax on diapers

first_img May 7, 2019 California governor wants to end tax on diapers AP Categories: California News, KUSI, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: May 7, 2019center_img SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to end the sales tax on tampons and diapers and use revenue from legal marijuana sales toward enhancing child care programs.Those items are part of a “parents’ agenda” Newsom will announce Tuesday in a preview of the revised state budget he’ll present later this week.“As anyone who takes care of kids can tell you, these costs add up,” Newsom will say, according to excerpts of his remarks released by his office. “From diapers to child care, raising kids is expensive wherever you live. But when you factor in the cost of living here in California, it is close to impossible.”Cutting the diaper and tampon tax would eliminate about $55 million in revenue from the budget, according to legislative estimates. His child care proposals, meanwhile, would cost about $130 million, with about $80 million coming from taxes on legalized marijuana. Newsom also wants to give families with children under 6 a tax credit of $1,000, but his office did not say how much that would cost.Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who has proposed a bill to eliminate the tampon tax several times, praised Newsom for including it in his budget. She said her proposal is about creating “menstrual equity,” meaning that women don’t face taxes for products their biology requires them to buy.The proposal is about “having a tax code that’s gender neutral (and) a tax code that represents our values,” she said.Several other states including New York have already eliminated the tax on tampons. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown rebuffed eliminating the tax on menstrual products and diapers in 2016. He vetoed the proposals alongside five other tax-related bills, suggesting that such issues should be considered as part of the budget. But he included neither proposal in any of his future budgets.“Tax breaks are the same as new spending – they both cost the General Fund money,” he wrote in his veto message. “This is even more important when the state’s budget remains precariously balanced. Therefore, I cannot sign these measures.”Newsom has said he plans to maintain Brown’s reserved approach to budgeting by limiting new ongoing spending in favor of using extra money to pay down debts and bank away for the next recession. On Thursday, he’ll offer an updated budget that will show whether he’s maintaining that approach. He and lawmakers must agree on a one-year spending plan by June 30.In January, he proposed a $209 billion budget with a $21.5 billion surplus, the state’s largest in at least 20 years. His plan increased spending by about 4% but pledged more than $13 billion to build the state’s reserves and pay down debt. He proposed several billion dollars’ worth of new spending on child care, education and housing, and also called for a new tax to pay for improvements to drinking water.On child care, Newsom would spend an additional $54 million on county-run child care programs through CalWORKS, the state’s public assistance program. Newsom also wants to spend $80 million in tax revenue from legalized marijuana to pay for child care programs, though his staff didn’t offer specifics ahead of the press conference.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Updated: 12:36 PM AP, last_img read more