It paid off in the end with sparingly-used senior Jeramer Cabanag rising to the occasion with a career-high 16 points to help San Beda beat University of Perpetual Help, 80-72, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament.“It’s seniors day for us today. that’s why we started the seniors who are graduating this year and I credit them for starting really well and it carried over in the second quarter,” said Fernandez.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“I just did my part and rewarded coach’s trust in me,” Cabanag, who went 4-of-8 from the field and had five rebounds and a steal in 20 minutes of action, said in Filipino. “It’s also our last playing year and we have to play well to really inspire our rookies and holdovers for next year.” Fernandez was all praise for Cabanag, who was never discouraged despite riding the bench most of the time this season playing behind star guard Robert Bolick. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. With the top seeding already in the bag, San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez started his graduating players in the Red Lions’ final game in the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT “I was the one he recruited him and I do believe in his talent,” Fernandez said of Cabanag. “I really do appreciate his work ethic. He comes to practice and takes his shots and his game today was the product of it. He’s also a good defender.”“Playing alongside Robert is really tough and I’m happy with the way he responded today and how he accepted his role with the team. Hopefully, other pro leagues see how he reacts and plays off the bench and how we will be an asset to them.”Donald Tankoua led the surging Red Lions with 23 points and 10 rebounds while Bolick, who is also in his final year, added 12 points and five rebounds.Javee Mocon, another key senior, almost had a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds.San Beda (17-1) heads into the Final Four with an 11-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT North’s anthem played for South Korea at U19 football tournament Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As it stands, the Lions and fourth-running Altas are set to meet in the Final Four, which begins on Friday, after the league released its schedule following the game.College of St. Benilde, which is in fifth, recently filed a letter urging the NCAA to look into four Altas players in Edgar Charcos, Kim Aurin, Kyt Jimenez and Rey Peralta, who allegedly playing in other leagues during their residency period last year.If proven, the Altas’ 11 wins will be forfeited, which would pave way for the Blazers to make the Final Four.Aurin paced Perpetual Help with 18 points, Edgar Charcos had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists while Prince Eze finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
An Ebola task force unit (ETFU) which arrived in the Caldwell community, north of Monrovia last Monday to remove a corps abandoned the body and fled when an intense crowd began to close in on their operation. They took off in their vehicle bearing license plate number GSA MIA RL 3303 without the unidentified body and without carrying out the usual decontamination spraying of the area.It is unclear what gave the ETFU a sense of threat from the crowd. Before their departure, however, one of the volunteers declared toour reporter on the scene: “That’s the problem with Liberian people, we don’t believe the truth, and that’s why Ebola has spread like this.”According to theETF worker, who did not give his identity,another case involving the late former Miss Liberia 2009/2010,Shu-rina Wiah and her family, was not taken seriously until it was too late. “Look at the family now, the whole family is seriously sick, and even her mother is fighting for her life” the health worker revealed before leaving. He allowed our reporter to copy the plate number of their vehicle.Meanwhile news spread on Facebook the same day of the death of the late Toose’s (Shu-rina’s elder sister) son, Kelvin Kels Toure. He is said to have died at ELWA 3 MSF Ebola Treatment Center last Sunday, September 21along with his uncle, Oxford Wiah, a brother of Shu-rina.Toose was reportedly the very first in the family to die, only because, it is alleged, that the family did not take the Ebola Virus seriously. So she (Toose) was given a normal burial. Then her sister, Shu-rina, the former Miss Liberia, took ill and died two weeks later. And now it is reported that many relatives of the family are under quarantine at the ELWA center.There is yet no medical report confirmingthat Oxford, brother of Toose and sister Shu-rina, and Kelvin, son of Toose, died from Ebola. But what is evident is the fact that four members of the family, including mother and son, have all died within a short span of time.Meanwhile, the beautiful house said to have been built by the late Shu-rina in the Iron Gate community sits still, with doors and windows firmly locked. There is not a single movement within or around the house, nor can any animals be seen around the yard.Sad neighbors glance at the house as they pass by. One neighbor, Ma Bendu, who says she lives close by, is “stunned at the news of the death of the four family members”.It is said that Sieanyene Toose Yuoh- Katty, who died two weeks before her sister Shu-rina, was buried the traditional way with a funeral held on September 11, 2014 at the 1st Baptist Church Cemetery, Congo Town Back Road. Apparently no question was raised at the time concerning whether her death could have been caused by Ebola.According to news reports, there has been no Ebola occurrence at the Stryker Funeral Home, which handled Toose’s remains. Meanwhile, the sight of the Ebola team running away and abandoning an unidentified body in Caldwell the same day the news of Kel’s death was reported, has heightened the tension in the Caldwell community. It is a clear that many people are still in denial about the Ebola Virus and that the Government and all participants in the fight to eradicate Ebola have much more work to do to convince Liberians of the serious impact of the Ebola Virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Editor-in-Chief of China Internet Information Center, Wang Xiaohui has emphasized that the Chinese Government has a strong law for doing business in China and other parts of the world where his country’s presence is felt.Making the emphasis on business practice through the internet and other commodities, Mr. Wang said the government, being the watch dog for everything in China, keenly watches out for plagiarism or copyright breach and other illegal business practices.He said though there are still those who circumvent the law to copy others’ products on the market, they are severely punished when caught in the act.“There are people who go into people’s mail boxes to get their telephone numbers and email links as a way of falsely collecting money,” he said, “but when they are caught by the government, they face harsh punishment under the law.”Mr. Wang said the Chinese Government stance against illegal business practices, especially in the technology industry, is meant to protect those branding their products so that piracy will not discourage their ventures.Mr. Wang’s remarks were made in response to concerns raised by African journalists participating in an ongoing seminar organized by the Chinese Government. The journalists raised questions about many China-made consumer technology products, such as mobile phones and digital cameras, that are imitations of well established brands and sold at a fraction of the price of the authentic items.Besides, the participants noted that some authentic products that used to be made in China are no longer on the market, but ones that are not durable.Mr. Wang also stressed that China was conscious of introducing itself to the world and the world to China, and as such the government does everything to maintain its business image since part of its objective is enhancing economic cooperation between China and the rest of the world.As an internet expert, he also said Government has a ban on Facebook, Twitter and parts of Google for the purpose of controlling the unnecessary flow of unwanted information that has the propensity to stir up conflict.He, however, disclosed that China has developed its own “web”, known as “WeChat” which allows millions of Chinese and foreigners to subscribe to, but it is closely monitored so that unwanted information will not be used on it.According to him, monitoring is done to increase protection for those engaged in creation of websites and privacy of all users.On government’s control of the economy, social and political rights for which Beijing is receiving criticism from the west, Mr. Wang said “Internet governance is sovereignty and not something another has to agree before others do.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
By Andrew CarmichaelRice farmers on the Corentyne in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) who have been affected by the paddy bug infestation are calling on Government to provide some form of assistance to enable them to go into the next crop.Some of the farmers have had to dump their paddy after millers rejected it because of the poor quality resulted from the paddy bug infestation; the worst in decades according to some farmers.Some of the dumped paddyWhen the crop started, farmers were forced to pump water after the regional administration lacked fuel to operate the four pumps in the Black Bush Polder. This was followed by the blockage of the Seaforth Canal, which created more difficulty for some farmers.Mahindra Singh of Number 46 Village, who cultivated 35 acres of rice, said his loses are about 60 per cent of his crop. “We had a massive infestation of paddy bugs and the paddy was rejected by the mill and some was left in the field.”He added that what the mill rejected, he had to dump, adding that as it stands there is no alternative. “I can’t go back into the next crop.”The quality of rice being produced by the poor quality paddySingh is considered a small-scale farmer but his loses are estimated at $1.5 million owing to the fact that extra funds were used to supply insecticides for the paddy sucking bugs.Meanwhile, another farmer, Chatterpaul Balram, who cultivated 120 acres at Bushlot Corentyne, explained that the problems commenced shortly after the sewing of the paddy.He explained that 20 acres were destroys after applying the first application of fertiliser. “No water, all the water dry up,” the farmer said. At that time, he said he contacted officials from the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB).“Since then I haven’t seen them back… Now harvesting time is paddy bug. I cut one truck load paddy and had to dump it.”Chatterpaul Balram cultivated 120 acresIn an effort to protect his rice crop from the destructive bugs, Balram said he applied insecticides more than 20 times, causing an additional burden on his financing.“All the type of drugs you could think of I use; still yet 60 per cent damage.”According to Balram, he invested $7 million into the crop. Counting by the truck load, he was hoping to collect about $500,000 per load but in fact because of the poor grading of his paddy, he was only paid at an average of $150,000 per truck load.However, this has not stopped him from going into the next crop. He has already commenced plowing the land, preparing it for the next crop.Mahindra Singh had to dump all his paddy“I am not giving up,” the 56-year-old rice farmer who has been farming since the age of 11, said.“I just waiting to see what the GRDB will do… If they will assist us with seed paddy or fertiliser or something,” he added.Another farmer, Julius Singh, who cultivated 100 acres at Cromarty and 60 acres at Kilmarnock, told Guyana Times that the bugs had a feast on his rice despite all of the extra efforts he put in to keep them out.Now he has not been able to clear expenses from the last crop.Julius Singh does not know if he will be able to get into the next crop“Onto now, I owe some people. People feel that you don’t want to pay them,” the farmer said. Singh is not sure if he will be able to go into the next crop. “You don’t have the money, how you gon turn over,” he said.Singh showed this publication grading slips from a local mill which indicated that his rice was graded as substandard.“Forty per cent, 60 per cent, 80 per cent damaged; the paddy not good and rice costing real money to plant. I don’t know what farmers will do this crop. If we could get some assistance from anywhere, we will be grateful,” he lamented.According to Singh, he is hoping that the authorities at the GRDB will step in and assist the farmers with fertiliser and seed paddy so that they can go back into the next crop.He noted that as rice farmers they provide foreign exchange for the country and in times like these, the Government should step in and provide assistance.“I never experience nothing like this with paddy bug. We would see paddy bug which we call “Gandi” but not this much. When you in the field, they hold on on your clothes like if Africanised bees take you over,” he explained.Farmers have reported that the yield was good considering they reaped between 35-40 bags per acre. However, this is subjected to the high percentage loss as a result of the paddy bug infestation.“When you feel that the rice bear good this crop, you can’t get no money off of it because when you go to the other side and reach the mill and they grade your rice is nothing; you stand up right there and see the paddy grade,” one farmer noted.Rice Producers Association Field Officer, Ramlagan Singh, said more than 30 farmers in the region had all of their paddy rejected and they were forced to dump it; some on the roadside and others on the beach.He added that most of the paddy was not even fit for birds or animals.
…says critical to tourism sector, stakeholdersPresidential Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Dr Irfaan Ali said that the party will re-establish a national airline when it gets back into power.This comment was made at the Opposition party’s end-of-year press brief where he explained that this will undoubtedly boost Guyana’s tourism sector and more so, provide for the needs Guyanese.PPP/C Presidential Candidate, Dr Irfaan Ali“Definitely we would have to examine this issue in its totality. We have not discounted any solution as yet but it will be based on the numbers and in terms of a national airline, you could have a national carrier that is not managed by Government…that is managed independently; you can have a public-private partnership. All of these are possible solutions because it is indeed very critical for the tourism sector,” Ali said.He reflected on the situation in Guyana when airfares had skyrocketed while noting that the situation remains the same.“You would recall that when I was holding responsibility for tourism, we had a situation in Guyana at that time where the fares went up very, very high. And we had called in the executive of Caribbean Airlines for a meeting at that time with our stakeholders. And we were able to iron out a number of issues including the ease of travel and what was taking place in Trinidad. I’ve seen now the fares back at that level that we were fighting then, and even higher, especially if you look at the Canadian route,” he reminded.However, recognising the challenges, Dr Ali expressed his commitment to revamping the tourism sector which would involve examining various solutions as well as reassessing existing policies in order to ensure that all stakeholders are able to benefit.“We cannot sustain the sector, we cannot build the sector on the present cost structure, not only for international travel but for local travel. The local travel, you know VAT has been added on local air ticket[s], the cost of fuel has gone up, there were certain exemptions for example in Region One that benefited people there that have been removed, the investment in the transportation network in the hinterland has been really neglected”, he added.Nevertheless, Dr Ali further added that the purpose of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project is yet to be achieved and that the change in vision has served as a hindrance to the progress of our tourism industry, all of which, he said, must be readdressed in order to transform Guyana’s tourism arena.“If we look at the sector, we can’t look at the sector only as a Guyana destination. The objective of the expansion of the airport was to make us a transit location so that more traffic would be coming in from different airlines going on to other destinations. We have not achieved that, so that is still an important aspect because of our geographic location that we must capitalise on. So, if we become an in-transit location for different carriers, then it gives us the ability and a longer reach in terms of more airlines coming in. So, it’s looking at it from this holistic perspective and definitely, we’ll be analysing this,” Dr Ali asserted.In March of 2019, Guyana was awarded in Berlin after being named the number one “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world from among the top 100 destinations selected by a panel of experts who reviewed sustainability success stories submitted by destinations worldwide. The newly-created “Best of Ecotourism” category was added in 2019 and put Guyana up against very well-known and experienced ecotourism destinations like Sierra Gorda in Mexico, Tmatboey in Cambodia, and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) President Brian Mullis had said: “Guyana has expended considerable effort in recent years not only to develop new and innovative eco-friendly tourism products as a part of the national Green State Development Strategy but also to incorporate sustainable tourism best practices into all aspects of its strategy, planning and programming while educating the world about its deep commitment to maximising the positive socio-economic and conservation outcomes from tourism”.Further, Guyana was also honoured at the “Golden City Gate” Film Awards held in Berlin as the winner of the ‘Destinations’ category. Destination Guyana took first place for its nature destination video in the worldwide video competition that has been running for 19 years.
Photo: Fire and Police were still on scene Tuesday morning after the fire at the Econo Lodge – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThe Fort St. John Fire Department and the Fort St. John RCMP responded to a fire early Tuesday morning at the Econo Lodge.- Advertisement -The Fire Department received the call at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. Fire Chief Fred Burrows says the fire broke out in the basement in the laundry room of the hotel. Burrows says the hotel quickly filled with smoke and one customer had to be rescued by fire crews.Police and fire crews will be investigating the fire as they say it appears to be suspicious.Burrows says they don’t know how the fire started, but it lasted for nearly three hours.All 16 people staying at the hotel were evacuated and taken to another hotel in the city. No one was injured in the blaze.Advertisement If you have any photos or video of the fire, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Broncos tied it with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Greg Johnston reached on an error to start the inning and took third on a single by John Leonard. He then scored on a double-play ball to make it 4-2. The Broncos later tied the game when a grounder by Cal State L.A.’s Dave Navarro was misplayed, allowing two runs to score. Cal Poly Pomona took a 6-4 lead in the eighth. Anthony Dominguez singled in the go-ahead run and A.J. Cavaletto singled in the other run. The Golden Eagles, though, scored eight runs in the ninth to win. CHAFFEY BASEBALL Cal Poly Pomona dropped both ends of a CCAA doubleheader to Cal State L.A., 12-6 and 5-0 on Saturday. The Golden Eagles rallied for eight runs in the ninth inning to stun the Broncos (7-11, 1-7) in opener and then rode the sensational pitching by Isaac Morales in the nightcap. The Panthers continued their hot start in Foothill Conference play with a sweep over host Barstow 6-4 and 15-0. Ryan Delgado hit a solo home run to pace the Panthers in the opener. Pitcher David MacCarthy (2-0) had four strikeouts to shut down Barstow (0-3 in conference). In the second game, catcher Mike Surina hit a grand slam as the Panthers scored six runs in the fifth inning to break the game open. Pitcher Bryan Lewis (3-2) had four strikeouts for Chaffey, which hosts San Bernardino Valley at 2 p.m. Thursday. (11-8, 3-0) CAL POLY TENNIS Cal Poly Pomona’s women’s tennis team lost 7-2 loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Broncos (2-5) won two of the three doubles contests, but then lost all six singles matches in the loss. Jenny Tsai teamed with Renee Paquillo to post a win at No. 1 doubles, 8-3, for the Broncos, while Ellyn Caprara teamed with Erica Lin for an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles to give the Broncos a 2-1 advantage. MT. SAC BASEBALL Scott Lyons went 3-for-4 and Danny Vargas added two hits but it wasn’t enough as the host Mounties (11-10, 1-2) lost 9-2 to Long Beach City College. CHAFFEY SWIMMING Freshman Akbar Nasution won three events and set two meet records to lead Chaffey College’s men’s team to a third-place finish at the Mt. SAC Invitational in Walnut. Chaffey earned 321 points, third behind Orange Coast College (636) and Ventura College (422). Nasution won the 1650 freestyle in 15:51.07, a new pool and meet record; the 100 breaststroke in 57.18, a new pool and meet record; and the 100 backstroke in 53.62. Freshman Ryan Larson, an Alta Loma High School graduate, scored victories in the 200 individual medley in 1:58.41 and the 400 individual medley in 4:12.65. Nasution and Larson also teamed with freshmen Frank Scaturro and Benny Respati to win the 400 medley relay win 3:37.16, a new pool and meet record. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kyle Boggio had a pair of hits and scored three runs on the day for the Broncos. The Broncos took an early 1-0 lead on a run-scoring single by Manuel Navarro in the second inning.
WHITTIER – Locally and across the nation, Americans will honor the men and women who have died in military service on Monday with observances, parades and other special events. Whittier, Pico Rivera and Montebello are some of the local cities holding tributes to fallen service men and women on Memorial Day, which began as “Decoration Day” to honor Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. After the Southern states refused to recognize the holiday, an alternative name, “Memorial Day” sprang into being in 1882. But the holiday did not become commonly recognized until after World War II. However, the day was not declared by its official name until 1967, when a federal law was passed declaring Memorial Day a day of observance for the nation’s war dead. Carrillo also fought in the Battle of Inchon in 1950 in Korea. “Veterans Day is more recognized, which is good,” he said. “But Memorial Day is important, too, because we honor the dead.”165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The following year, in 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill and moved Memorial Day to the last Monday in May in order to create a convenient three-day weekend. Sitting in the recreation room of the Whittier Senior Center on Wednesday, Whittier resident Joe Carrillo, 84, lamented that the day now is seen by some as simply the beginning of summer, rather than a special a day to honor those who died in combat and to reflect on their sacrifices. “It’s just another day off from work,” said the veteran of World War II and Korea. Carrillo, a former Navy gunnery mate first class, lost 59 of his shipmates on Jan. 23, 1942, when his ship was attacked by a Japanese submarine 350 miles out of Pearl Harbor. “I can remember it so vividly,” he said.
The Fort St. John North Peace Museum is now hosting a Hockey Exhibit, along with their many other historical showcases.With the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, they decided now was the perfect time for the exhibit.“We went to research what our earliest hockey history is, and found all sorts of stories from people playing hockey on rinks at rural schools, people playing hockey on the Fort Nelson Trail,” said Curator and Manager of the Museum Heather Sjoblom. “Then we delved into the Alaska Highway News to look at Fort St. John Flyers and investigate how their first season went.”- Advertisement -The exhibit opened on Saturday, and will continue until at least December 5th, said Sjoblom – depending on the availability of the next exhibit.Artifacts on display include hockey equipment, trophies, clippings from the Alaska Highway News, pucks, and a hockey stick that a farmer turned into a rake.The clippings from the newspaper focus mostly on the Flyers, but some of the trophies and equipment featured are from small teams.Advertisement “They’re mostly from teams that played in the Taylor area,” said Sjoblom.Regular admission to go see all the exhibits, including this hockey exhibit, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors over 65, and $4 for students. Children 5 and under have free admission.Sjoblom says the exhibit hasn’t been visited too much yet – but she’s not too surprised as this is “not our busy time of year.”However, she hopes as the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge takes off, it will pick up more museum-goers.Advertisement
10 10 2. Barcelona – 76,227 – Click right to find out which team has the highest average attendance in Europe… – They may not be used to second spot following their success in recent years but when it comes to average attendance they cant quite hit top spot. The Camp Nou is still a magnificent stadium in an incredible city. Sun, sea, sangria It might just be the perfect place to watch football. 10 9. Marseille – 51,966 – Click right to find out which team has the highest average attendance in Europe… – The French side are currently fourth in the Ligue 1 table but they have the highest attendance across the Channel and the ninth best in the whole of Europe thanks to their fine Stade Velodrome. 10 10 5. Bayern Munich – 72,600 – Click right to find out which team has the highest average attendance in Europe… – Just a short U6 train ride from the centre of Munich, the Allianz Arena is the third biggest stadium in Germany and has the second highest attendance as supporters flock to see Pep Guardiolas goliaths demolish their opponents. 10 10. Newcastle United’s average attendance so far* this season has been 50,402 – To find out which nine clubs have the highest average attendances in Europe, click the yellow arrow above, right… – Things have been tough for the Toon Army this season and despite several protests and understandable apathy with their sides performances they still manage to sneak into the top ten. 3. Manchester United – 75,336 – Click right to find out which team has the highest average attendance in Europe… – Its been a nightmare couple of campaigns for the Red Devils but supporters from around the globe still pour into the turnstiles at the Theatre of Dreams. 10 10 10 4. Real Madrid – 73,227 – Click right to find out which team has the highest average attendance in Europe… – Named after the legendary club president, the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, is fine stadium to view the world-class talent of Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos. 10 1. Borussia Dortmund – 80,436 – So, the team with the highest average attendance in Europe is the Bundesliga giants. The huge Westfalenstadion has been packed to the rafters again this year even though Jurgen Klopps side have struggled for form throughout. And with a view like the one above you can see why! 8. Hamburg – 52,752 – Click right to find out which team has the highest average attendance in Europe… – Like Newcastle, the Bundesliga side have been basement battlers this season but the fans still flock to the Imtech Arena. They will be hoping Bruno Labbadias good start to life as their manager continues and ensures they will spend another campaign in the German top flight. Around Europe there are some truly magnificent stadia but with ticket prices constantly rising it’s tough to afford to go to games every week.Even so, football mad punters are spending all the pennies they’ve saved up to make sure they get to see their favourite teams.Supporters also follow their team through thick and thin, through relegation battles and title tilts.But which club has the highest average attendance this season? talkSPORT takes a look at the top ten.Click the right arrow to find out…*All stats correct up to 6 May 2015 6. Schalke – 61,553 – Click right to find out which team has the highest average attendance in Europe… – The Royal Blues arent the most exciting team over in the Bundesliga, especially now Roberto Di Matteo is at the helm, but that isnt stopping their avid supporters filling up the Veltins-Arena, which was built in 2001. 7. Arsenal – 59,996 – Click right to find out which team has the highest average attendance in Europe… – One of the Premier Leagues newest stadiums, the Emirates has allowed the Gunners to maintain their position in the top four and given their season tickets cost an arm and a leg you have to give credit to their fans for returning every week, even when Arsene Wenger isnt flavour of the month.