MMDA to public: Be patient and cool this Christmas weekend

  The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) calls on the public to be more patient and cool on the road especially as the Christmas weekend approaches when an additional 60,000 cars are estimated to clog up the streets particularly Edsa. Jojo Garcia, the MMDA's assistant general manager for planning, said on Tuesday that because of the expected congestion, motorists should exercise discipline on the road and not be hot-headed to avoid causing road crashes which may further aggravate the traffic situation. Due to the Christmas rush, an additional 20 percent of cars from nearby provinces will be on the road this season, he said. This means that another 60,00...Keep on reading: MMDA to public: Be patient and cool this Christmas weekend.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 19th, 2017

Northern Mindanao journalists undergo safety training

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) – Tucked away in a camp away from the Christmas merry making, a group of 15 journalists learned to drop to the ground during an “ambush” scenario over the weekend. Capt. Patrick Martinez, public information officer of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, said the journalists from Butuan, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

DepEd cool to implement early school Christmas break

MANILA, Philippines – Education Secretary Leonor Briones expressed reluctance to enforce an early Christmas break in public schools in a bid to help reduce t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2016

Warriors keep evolving in rivalry with Cavs

By Steve Aschburner, CLEVELAND -- You might expect, given the familiarity from what’s gone on for four years now, that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have worked up some serious mutual contempt. They both covet what the other wants -- in fact, the Warriors or the Cavs could make a persuasive case that, if not for the other guys, one already would have notched a three-peat and be chasing Bill Russell’s Celtics in pursuit of a fourth consecutive championship. They both have poured buckets of blood, sweat, tears, money, Gatorade and offseason counter moves into their nouveau NBA rivalry. And they both, well, as Golden State coach Steve Kerr phrased it to the San Jose Mercury News Sunday (Monday, PHL time), “We just want to kick each other’s ass.” And yet the Warriors and the Cavaliers -- who play again Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) at Quicken Loans Arena in the NBA’s prime-time MLK showdown -- have more in common with each other than they do with any of the league’s other 28 teams. Playing 100 games or so every year. Locking in mentally and surviving physically longer than anyone else. Showing up each night targeted as a measuring stick, even a season maker, by the opponents. While trying like heck to keep things fresh. Renew. Find and tap into a new source of energy, because old ones wane over time. “It’s the biggest challenge of this whole season,” Kerr told late last week, with the Warriors starting a back-to-back in Milwaukee and Toronto on their way back to The Land. Even if it were possible -- and it realistically is not, given free agency, injuries, trades, the salary cap, luxury taxes, hirings and firings each NBA offseason -- playing a pat hand from one championship-level season to the next isn’t desirable. Voices, locker rooms, relationships get stale. Rivals adjust and escalate in the arms race. Some players ebb in the pecking order, others flow. It’s important to inject new faces, add skills and even find fresh themes to fend off monotony, even boredom, through the 82-game slogs. The Warriors, in winning 20 of 23 games over the past seven weeks, largely have managed to do that. The Cavaliers, at 26-15 after 2-7 stretch that started at Golden State on Christmas (Dec. 26, PHL time)? Not so much. Golden State shifts gears after each season It’s easy to think of Golden State’s success since Kerr’s hiring before the 2014-15 season as one uninterrupted run of excellence. Three-pointers, “death lineups,” and the rest. But the differences from one year to the next have been fairly pronounced. “In Year 1, we were trying to prove ourselves to the world,” Kerr said. “Then we win the championship -- it was all so fresh. There were no letdowns at all that year. It was the most exciting, it was the most energized, it was the most refreshing. It was brand new to all of us. It felt like we were riding this wave all year -- we were all giddy, like, ‘Oh my God, we’re really good!’ We didn’t know we could be like that. And for me, it was my first year coaching.” Steph Curry won his first MVP award. He and Klay Thompson generated considerable conversation about the best shooting backcourts in league history. Draymond Green forever changed the old NBA notion of “’tweeners.” The Warriors finished 67-15, ranked second in the league in offense (111.6) and first in defense (101.4) and beat Cleveland in the Finals in six games. “It was maybe like the first stages when you fall in love,” Kerr said. “You’re just on Cloud 9 and she can’t do anything wrong. There’s infatuation and then you truly fall in love, and it’s amazing. “The second year, we sort of rode that wave of euphoria of being the best team in the league and having won the title. The next thing you know, we’re 24-0 and we’ve got a chance to set an all-time record. That 73-win mark carried us all year. We were going to prove that, not only were we the champs but we were one of the best teams ever.” The Warriors were -- by regular season standards. Curry won his second MVP award. Kerr missed the first 43 games due to health issues but assistant coach Luke Walton steered them to a 39-4 mark. They bought into the chase for 73 victories fairly late, but instead of a 16-5 playoff run like the previous spring’s, the Warriors went 15-9 -- coming up one victory short when the Cavaliers became the first team to claw back from a 3-1 deficit. That led directly to Golden State’s next new wrinkle, a reconfiguration that came close to buckling the league’s knees. “We got KD,” Kerr said. “Now we’re changing our team, right? Last year was about incorporating KD, welcoming this incredible player into our organization and our roster. Figuring how to do it, how we were going to adjust. I felt like there were times last year that were tiring, where our guys were done a little bit. But it was ‘new’ again.” Even the challenges were fresh, like counting Curry’s or Klay Thompson’s touches relative to Durant’s or closing ranks around Golden State’s thin man as his reputation took blows for the first time in his NBA career. Not interested in shooting for 74 victories, the Warriors simply took care of business and stayed coiled for the postseason. Then it was a 16-1 dash to title No. 2, Durant snagging the Finals MVP trophy after the five-game dispatching of the Cavs. All of which just set the Warriors’ bar higher, requiring them to search for something new, somebody borrowed, presumably nothing blue. “This year it’s just survive and advance,” Kerr said. “It’s ‘let’s get to April, May, June in one piece.’ There’s a reason we’ve lost six home games already. We don’t have the driving force that we had the last few years. We’re dealing with what any team in NBA history that’s tried to do this has dealt with. The Lakers (1982-85), the Celtics (1984-87, 1957-66)... It’s just really hard and you need that driving force.” Said Warriors vet Andre Iguodala: “Your body is mindful of it, because it hurts.” A couple of young guys -- Patrick McCaw, Kevon Looney -- have taken on bigger roles. Nick Young brings some sort of buzz into any locker room that will have him. Still, as veteran guard Shaun Livingston said: “We’re not chasing any records. We’re not adding another All Star. We’re just trying to make it through the marathon.” Cavs' challenges mount during 2017-18 The Cavaliers are just trying to make it through the marathon, too. But if they could, they might do it like Rosie Ruiz, the 1980 women’s “winner” of the Boston Marathon who perpetrated a hoax by hopping the subway and running only the final mile of Beantown’s famous race. The 2017-18 has been anything but fun for Cleveland so far. It began with the departure of All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, a not-so-funhouse mirror image of Durant’s arrival a year earlier in the Bay Area. Irving, for reasons still not quite explained, made it known in the offseason that he wanted out. He wanted to be the man on his own team. Or he didn’t want to be left in the lurch if (when?) LeBron James took his talents elsewhere again. Or both. Or neither. Regardless, once the Cavaliers made his request come true by dealing him to Boston for All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas and Brooklyn’s coveted first-round pick this June, their task got tougher and their season longer. Losing one of the league’s best ball handlers and shot makers doesn’t qualify as “renewal” any more than what went on in Oklahoma City when Durant packed up. There’s been more. Shooting guard J.R. Smith seemingly got old overnight. Jae Crowder, who came from the Celtics in the Irving deal, hasn’t meshed with the Cavs’ style. Kevin Love has been moved to center but hasn’t done anything to satisfy the Cavs’ need for rim protection. Thomas only returned to action from a hip injury as the calendar turned to 2018 and has played only four games in these two weeks. Even with so many new faces -- seven of the top 12 in coach Tyronn Lue’s rotation weren’t here 12 months ago -- it’s a group heavy on veterans, players a little too established or mature to naturally instill raw energy. James said recently that none of this is new, it’s another case of the Cavs biding their time for the “second” season that means everything. But Lue also introduced the topic of “agendas,” suggesting that some of his guys were looking out for their own responsibilities and performances -- particularly on defense -- rather than the group’s. At best, this is another dose of the midseason blahs, the Cavs in their doldrums in need of an All-Star break. At worst, though, they might be honing some bad habits that won’t be so easy to break in May or June. Especially if East rivals such as Toronto, Boston or Washington are emboldened after witnessing or administering some of the Cavs’ more embarrassing beat downs this season. Will any of this matter come spring? It will if the switch each team is minding stubbornly decides not to flip. “That’s the key. You’ve got to find that balance,” Kerr said. “Are you flipping the switch or are you navigating? The idea is, don’t let bad habits slip in. Right now, this moment, we’re into some bad habits. Our defensive efforts  the last five, six games [before the weekend] were awful. We got away with it because Steph was going nuts.” The Cavaliers repeatedly have not gotten away with bad defensive habits, even on nights when James has been dominant. “It’s tough,” Livingston said. “They’re a team that’s built for the playoffs. But our core guys still are in there prime. Their core guys are still good. But we’re talking about ‘prime.’” Most still would pick both Golden State and Cleveland to advance all the way to a “Finals Four” (after last year’s “Rubber Match” series). But one of these years, most will be wrong -- about one or both. That alone might be motivation enough. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

The Christmas gift of Train

There were still some more friends we had to meet up with over the weekend as part of our Christmas activities. My kids continued to receive gifts and they were ecstatic; apparently there is no such thing as gift-opening fatigue. I was reminded of a child-rearing debate I had with my wife. I’d argued that [...] The post The Christmas gift of Train appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Negros Occidental vice mayor, husband released from police detention

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – The vice mayor of Moises Padilla and her husband, who were arrested by the police before Christmas 2017  for alleged possession of firearms, grenades and illegal drugs, were released from custody over the weekend due to insufficient evidence. Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo and husband Felix Yulo III came home to their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Modernization drive: Gov’t starts crackdown on dilapidated PUVs

MMDA (I-ACT) apprehend the unworthy vehicles along Quezon Boulevard in Quezon City.EDWIN BACASMAS Over 250 drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) are expected to report to the Land Transportation O.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018


Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres THE Iloilo Realtors Board Incorporated (IRBI) officers and members recently their induction of the new set of officers in a dinner Christmas celebration at the cool Golden Salakot Hall of Hotel Del Rio. The officers who will lead IRBI in 2018-2019 are President-elect Ma. Alice Alojado, Vice President Patricia Tamayo, Secretary […] The post ILOILO REALTORS BOARD INDUCTION AND HOLIDAY SOIREE appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Rules on window tints for public, private vehicles to be finalized

Traffic officials and car manufacturers’ representatives are set to have a consultative meeting on January 12 on the government plan to regulate window tints for public utility and private vehicles, said an official of the MMDA. #BeFullyInformed Rules on window tints for public, private vehicles to be finalized Traffic officials and car manufacturers’ representatives are… link: Rules on window tints for public, private vehicles to be finalized.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Stars come out for 2017 drama awards ceremonies

Several drama awards ceremonies were held over the weekend, recognizing the the stars thatshone in 2017. Every year, the three main television networks in Korea -- KBS, MBC and SBS -- each host an awards ceremony to honor the best TV shows of the year. At MBC's awards ceremony on Saturday, Kim Sang-joong won the grand prize for his role in "Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People." This year, the winners were chosen by entertainment industry professionals in response to criticism that the awards show was a popularity contest as the public was invited to vote. Over at the SBS awards show on Sunday, Jisung received the grand prize for his role in "Defendant." The series was also sel...Keep on reading: Stars come out for 2017 drama awards ceremonies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

LOOK: 2018 revelry leaves mounds of garbage in Metro

A total of 48 trucks of garbage were collected by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) around the metro after the country welcomed the year 2018 last Monday. The traffic agency was able to immediately fill three garbage trucks at the Rizal Park alone after about 90,000 people celebrated the New Year's Eve, Radyo Inquirer 990 AM reported on Tuesday. Manila City Hall Department of Public Services Lilybelle Borromeo-David asked the National Parks Development Committee to help in cleaning the park due to the huge volume of garbage. Meanwhile, 45 other trucks were also filled after the MMDA went around Divisoria and other public markets in the Metro. The EcoWas...Keep on reading: LOOK: 2018 revelry leaves mounds of garbage in Metro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Sacred space is a home where the heart and soul are nurtured

This weekend we celebrate back-to-back occasions---the Feast of the Holy Family today, Dec. 31, and the Feast of Mary, Mother of God, on New Year's Day. My initial thoughts centered on threats to the family, the absence of many mothers who leave the country to seek work abroad as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Without setting aside these threats that are real and which must be addressed, let us reflect on the gifts that the feasts remind us of. Begin with the end in mind: The goal of a family is to provide an environment where its members can discover and discern their mission (their "deep gladness" that meets "a hunger of the world"). Our work with public schools has twin go...Keep on reading: Sacred space is a home where the heart and soul are nurtured.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

MMDA lifts coding scheme on Jan. 2

The number coding scheme will be lifted on Jan. 2 for both private and public utility vehicles, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Friday. In an advisory, MMDA public information officer Sharon Gentalian said the suspension of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program covers the whoe of Metro Manila. The MMDA earlier issued an advisory lifting the number coding scheme on Jan. 1, New Year's Day. /atm...Keep on reading: MMDA lifts coding scheme on Jan. 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Priest says it’s OK not to give alms; there are other ways to be charitable

Feeling emotionally blackmailed by beggars gnawing at your Christmas spirit on the streets and in public transportation?   Worry not, said an official of the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), it's OK not to give alms and there are other ways to be charitable.   "I think it is safer to give to institutions because you know very well that your donation would be taken care of," said Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the CBCP's permanent committee on public affairs.   The priest noted that many people from religious or charitable groups often solicit alms on the streets and on jeepneys or buses.   The sight becomes mo...Keep on reading: Priest says it’s OK not to give alms; there are other ways to be charitable.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Mess Macho Gay 2017 highlights DPWH-6 Christmas party

THE Christmas celebration of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office VI was highlighted by the “Search for DPWH Mess Macho Gay 2017” on Dec 19, 2017. The activity was spearheaded by Regional Director Wenceslao M. Leaño Jr., and Assistant Regional Director Jose Al V. Fruto, who is also the over-all chairman […] The post Mess Macho Gay 2017 highlights DPWH-6 Christmas party appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Chit Reodica’s Christmas village brings out the child in everyone

Christmas is the favorite time of the year for former Health Secretary Carmencita "Chit" Reodica and others who have seen her Christmas village at home. For Reodica's relatives, friends and colleagues, a visit to her Christmas village has become a holiday tradition. Her heart is filled with joy that she brings happiness to people who have seen it. "Christmas is really about giving, rather than receiving," said Reodica, who has spent more than half her life as a public health worker and government administrator. In 1996, then President Fidel Ramos named her Health Secretary, the first woman to hold the portfolio. "I don't want people to forget why we are celebrating Christ...Keep on reading: Chit Reodica’s Christmas village brings out the child in everyone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Nat’l transport safety board pushed

Sen. Grace Poe on Tuesday renewed her pitch for the creation of a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the wake of a road crash on Christmas Day in Agoo, La Union, that killed 20 people and injured 26 others. Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, said the country needed more than ever an independent government agency that would investigate and closely monitor civil transportation accidents in order to address flaws that result in so much loss of lives. She also urged authorities to conduct an exhaustive investigation on the Agoo accident and ensure that the injured and the families of those who were killed were given full assistance. Extreme precau...Keep on reading: Nat’l transport safety board pushed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Tagle appeals to faithful for assistance to storm survivors

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle called on the faithful to extend assistance to the survivors of Tropical Storms "Urduja" and "Vinta" in the Visayas and Mindanao that left more than 200 dead and scores missing. The international community has also offered assistance to the Philippines. Japan has joined the United Nations and the European Union in expressing willingness to help the survivors. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said his country was ready to send emergency relief goods "to the maximum extent possible" for the tens of thousands affected by Vinta. On Church-run Radio Veritas, Tagle appealed to the public's generosity, especially during the Christmas se...Keep on reading: Tagle appeals to faithful for assistance to storm survivors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

‘The Last Jedi’ tops Christmas box office in North America

WASHINGTON, United States --- The force was with Disney as the latest Star Wars movie "The Last Jedi" beat out the competition to top the Christmas weekend box office, according to updated industry estimates released Tuesday. The eighth installment of the blockbuster space saga topped the charts in North America for a second week, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations, pulling in $99 million from Friday through Monday to rack up total earnings of $395.6 million since it opened last weekend. Christmas week is traditionally a time when studios flood the screens with new releases, and the Star Wars epic was trailed by three new films. In second place was the Dwayn...Keep on reading: ‘The Last Jedi’ tops Christmas box office in North America.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Bethlehem hotels teem with tourists, defying tensions over Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — In the West Bank town revered as Jesus’s birthplace, hotels were at full capacity for Christmas despite simmering Israeli-Palestinian tensions over President Donald Trump’s labeling of nearby Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We have not witnessed any cancellation since the Trump announcement and are 100% booked for Christmas Eve,” said Palestinian Tourism Ministry public […] The post Bethlehem hotels teem with tourists, defying tensions over Jerusalem appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Matter of when Man City wins title and how many records fall

By Steve Douglas and Rob Harris, Associated Press English soccer has never seen a team so utterly dominant as Manchester City entering the packed Christmas program. There seems little doubt Pep Guardiola will be raising the Premier League trophy for the first time in May. It is just a question of when City will wrap up its third title since 2014, and how many records will tumble on the way. City has already reeled off the most consecutive English top-flight wins — a record extended at the weekend to 17 games. Manchester United's record Premier League title-winning margin of 18 points from 2000 could also be under threat. And England could be looking at its third unbeaten "Invincibles" team after Preston in 1888-89 and Arsenal in 2003-04. So it doesn't bode well for a compelling second half of the Premier League season? Think again. The chase for the other three Champions League spots should be fierce with eight points separating second-place Manchester United and Arsenal in sixth. Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are in the mix among them. Two leading sides will fall by the wayside and be denied a place among the European elite. The battle to stay in the world's richest soccer league is also intense. No team is stranded at the bottom, with Swansea in 20th place only six points behind Southampton in 13th. A closer look at the first half of the season: ___ TITLE RACE City leads by 13 points at the halfway stage after winning 18 of its 19 games and drawing one in the best ever start to a Premier League season. The only dropped points came at home to Everton in the second game on Aug. 21, when City played more than a half with 10 men following Kyle Walker's sending-off. Guardiola won the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich in late March in 2014 — aided by a winning streak of 19 games never before seen in a major European league. It will be tough for Guardiola to win the title that early in England as he chases a quadruple after finishing his first season at the club without a trophy. City is already through to the League Cup semifinals, into the Champions League last 16 and begins its FA Cup campaign in two weeks. Man United is in second place, with defending champion Chelsea three points further back in third. United manager Jose Mourinho says the title race is still on, but the rest of his peers among the chasing pack don't see City faltering now. It will be intriguing how Mourinho reacts to be seeing his title ambitions further fade in his second season at United, having already opted to publicly call out his "childish" players after a draw at Leicester on Saturday. ___ PICK OF THE PLAYERS Kevin De Bruyne is playing in a deeper role for City this season, virtually as a center midfielder, and it is bringing the best of out the Belgium midfielder. He has provided many of this season's wow moments, from scoring the winning goal at former club Chelsea in September with a fierce left-footed strike from outside the area to the assists for goals by Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling in the 7-2 win over Stoke in October Dovetailing perfectly with fellow playmaker David Silva, De Bruyne has six goals and eight assists but it's more than just his statistics. His prodigious work rate, range of passing and crossing ability — arguably the best in the Premier League since the days of David Beckham — that make him a strong contender for the player of the season awards. No wonder City is determined to nail down the 26-year-old De Bruyne to an improved, longer contract. ___ EMERGING TALENT Amid an offseason of record spending in English soccer, little was made of Watford signing Richarlison from Brazilian team Fluminense for 13 million pounds ($17 million). Yet the 20-year-old forward is proving a bargain, settling in quickly to the pace and intensity of the Premier League and being one of the key factors in Watford's impressive start to the season that, at one stage, saw them challenging around the top four. Direct, skilful and quick, Richarlison already has five goals and keeps getting himself in great positions to score more, with his finishing sometimes letting him down. Opponents have cottoned on to his impact, with Richarlison telling ESPN Brazil this month: "Teams are already marking me individually, they are putting two players there on my side." Chelsea and Tottenham have been linked with the Brazil under-20s player, who has yet to earn a call-up to the senior squad. That appears only a matter of time. Other players to break through this season are Chelsea's Andreas Christensen, the Danish center back who has ousted David Luiz, and Liverpool's Joe Gomez, the right back who has ensured long-term injury absentee Nathaniel Clyne hasn't been missed. ___ SURPRISE TEAM An unfashionable club is mixing it with the heavyweights of the Premier League against all the odds. We've heard this before, right? Two years ago, it was Leicester delivering a soccer fairy tale by somehow winning the league. Now it's Burnley's turn to provide the feel-good story of the season. Widely regarded as a relegation candidate at the start of the season, Burnley is currently seventh. Don't rule Burnley out of staying in the tussle for the Champions League qualification places, with Liverpool only three points better off in fourth. The northwest team hasn't finished a season higher than sixth place in the top flight since 1974. Burnley, which has conceded just 15 goals in 19 games, has already beaten Chelsea away and drawn at Tottenham and Liverpool. Not bad for a team that returned a profit of about $20 million in summer player sales when most of the rest of the Premier League was spending freely. ___ POINTS TO PROVE Alexis Sanchez is a superstar performing well below expectations this season, perhaps as a result of failing to secure a move to Man City from Arsenal during the summer. That transfer could be revived in January — Guardiola cut an awkward figure recently when asked about making a new bid for the Chile forward — to potentially leave City with an even greater wealth of attacking riches. Sanchez has five league goals. By this stage last season, he had already scored 12 on his way to career-high haul of 24 for a single league campaign. In the dugout, these are testing times for two British managers: Alan Pardew and Mark Hughes. Pardew succeeded Tony Pulis a month ago with a mission to keep West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League. Then the Baggies were two points above the bottom three. Now they are next-from-bottom after collecting only two points from Pardew's first five games. Hughes' future appears on a knife-edge at Stoke despite a pressure-relieving victory over West Brom on Saturday that hauled the team three points from the danger zone......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017