first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours That night, Rostov pulled off a surprise 3-2 win over Bayern, the kind of upset Iran will be looking for when it takes on Spain at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday at the World Cup following a 1-0 win against Morocco in its opening game. Spain drew its opening Group B match 3-3 with Portugal last week.With his excellent dribbling skills, the 23-year-old Azmoun has all the qualities required to become a big star of the game. Already regarded as one of the best players in the Russian Premier League, Azmoun was impressive during Iran’s unbeaten qualifying campaign for the World Cup, scoring 11 goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWith 23 goals in 33 international matches, Azmoun is already fifth on Iran’s all-time list, following in the footsteps of the great Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals in 149 appearances with Iran.“As a child, I used to look up at players like Ali Daei, or Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” Azmoun said. “Watching and studying them told me a lot as a player.” MOST READ Brazil in an unusual spot after a draw to open World Cup ___NO DOUBTS ABOUT DE GEADespite his blunder against Portugal, when he let a shot from Cristiano Ronaldo slip through his fingers, David De Gea remains first-choice goalkeepers.The Manchester United player has received marks of support and affection from his coach and teammates, leaving no doubts he will start against Iran.“De Gea is feeling fine. Obviously he knows he made a mistake,” Spain defender Nacho Fernandez said. “The most important thing is that the team protects him, supports him to death.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Azmoun has been nicknamed the “Iranian Messi” although he takes his inspiration from the former Sweden international.“Ibrahimovic is a great player, and as a fellow forward, he probably is the player I most want to play like.”Of course, Azmoun is lagging well behind Messi and Ibrahimovic in the soccer greats’ hierarchy, but his potential is huge. At 6 feet 4 inches tall (1.86 meters), Azmoun has excellent qualities in the air, but he is also a top goal poacher with finishing skills. His talent hasn’t gone unnoticed and Azmoun has been linked for a move with several big European teams.The son of a former Iran volleyball player, he has been playing in Russia since he turned professional. Now with Rubin Kazan, he will feel at home against Spain as the game has been scheduled at the Kazan Arena in the capital of the Tatarstan region.___ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Iran’s Sardar Azmoun, left, and Morocco’s Noureddine Amrabat, right, compete for the ball during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)KAZAN, Russia — It was on a cold night of November two years ago that Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun displayed his class to the world.Playing against Bayern Munich in the Champions League with his Russian Premier League club Rostov, Azmoun collected a pass from a teammate on the edge of the area. He continued his run into the box, sent defender Jerome Boateng to the ground with a fine dribble and showed the composure of a seasoned veteran to slot the ball home with a calm finish.ADVERTISEMENT DIFFERENT GOALSAlthough Iran is attacking more than at the last World Cup, coach Carlos Queiroz’s team can now focus on defending well as a draw would keep it ahead of the 2010 champions in their quest for a knockout round spot.Spain’s priority will be not only to win after being held to a 3-3 draw by Portugal, but also to score as many goals as possible in a group where top spot is likely to be decided on goal difference if Spain and Portugal win their last two remaining matches.Iran has proved to be very difficult to break. The Persian side was able to produce a clean sheet against Morocco after staying unbeaten in 10 qualifiers. It didn’t concede a single goal in their first nine qualifying games.“Everybody knows that Spain is one of the greatest teams in football history, and one thing that we can guarantee is that the Spanish team will not have an easy time against us,” Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand said. “Everybody knows that our boys are fighters, and we will fight and we will keep our concentration until the very last second of the match.”___STILL FAVORITESSpanish players have shown against Portugal they have quickly digested the unexpected firing of coach Julen Lopetegui.They failed to win against Portugal, but were far better than their Iberian rivals during a fine display of collective strength and beautiful football. Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets impressed in midfield and center forward Diego Costa is in sensational form.“When one has players like these, who collaborate and work hard, life is so much easier,” new Spain coach Fernando Hierro said. “One is grateful when one has folks who are so committed.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Chief of Party (COP) of the infamous World Council Credit Union (WCCU), Patrick Muriuki, has underscored the importance of a clean water supply to all communities across Africa. Mr. Muriuki’s comment was contained in speech he delivered recently at a ceremony marking  the official launch of Liberian Village Water and Sanitation training program Held in Bellemue Town, Panta District, Bong county-central Liberia.The program was launched under the theme, “Water is Life.” The ceremony was held in partnership with the RC Gridley – USA, Rotary Club Sinkor, and the Liberian Children’s school project in collaboration with the Bong County Health Team. According to Mr. Muriuki, the launch of the project gave him great pleasure. He said to be with residents of the district and to join hands with the Rotary Club International in addressing the challenges facing water and sanitation was a good way to serve his country. He said that challenges affecting the water sector affected all Liberians irrespective of status. “We all know that access to clean drinking water has been our dream for many years. When we drink unsafe water we get sick and have no energy to attend to our day to day duties or take care of our families,” Mr. Muriuki said.The Liberian Villages Water and Sanitation program will begin drilling wells as deep as 100 feet in areas with clean water. Mr. Muriuki said he believes this would make sure that anyone who drinks water from the new bore holes would not get sick, “because when we get sick, we will not have the strength to go to the farm.”During the launch, the participants were taught proper sanitation practices such as washing hands with soap before meals so that they would remain protected from water-borne diseases. The program also witnessed the installation of a new pump.To maintain the pump installations, every house will contribute L$5 per month.Meanwhile, Mr. Muriuki has called upon other like-minded groups, such as the WCCU and other institutions or individuals to follow the example of Rotary International and support programs that improve the livelihood of rural dwellers.last_img read more

first_imgCorentyne carpenter murderOne day after the Police issued a wanted bulletin for Marcus Brian Bisram, the alleged mastermind in the murder of Corentyne carpenter Fayez Narinedatt, they have contacted Interpol to locate the suspect.Wanted alleged mastermind: Marcus BisramCrime Chief Wendell Blanhum, when contacted, related that they have started the process to publish a Red Notice for Bisram. He added that based on preliminary investigations, the suspect has left the country.He noted that the Police would do everything in their powers to have the young man extradited to Guyana to assist in the investigations. The Police on Wednesday issued a wanted bulletin for Bisram, one day after six persons were charged with the carpenter’s murder. A seventh person was on Thursday arraigned with the murder. It was reported that Narinedatt was beaten unconscious by the suspects, placed in the trunk of a car and taken to the public road where he was run over by a car to stage the crime as a road accident and not a homicide. The wanted man reportedly made sexual advances to the now dead man, but was rejected. Out of embarrassment, Bisram allegedly instructed two villagers to “get rid” of the father of two. The carpenter’s body was discovered about 03:45h at a scene which appeared to be that of a hit-and-run accident. From the inception, relatives of the dead man thought something was amiss. Several people were taken into custody and interrogated; two of them then confessed to the murder and implicated several others, including the businessman.last_img read more

first_imgUp next for the Huskies is a road tilt against the North Peace Navigators. A win by the Huskies would give them a three point cushion on the Navs while keeping the pressure on the Grande Prairie JDA Kings.  The contest can be heard live on Moose FM with the pregame show starting at 7:45, and the opening faceoff at 8 p.m. Head Coach Gary Alexander says that when you have games where the outcome is never in doubt, they provide a good opportunity to brush up on systems but it is hard to play like that throughout the entire contest.“It progressively gets to be more of a one man show out there as it goes along because everyone wants to get in on all of the points,” he explains. “They have a tendency to forget the fact that they got the points started by being a team. It’s not fun playing these games because a lot of concentration is lost as the game goes on.”Alexander says the team has been playing well lately but is well aware that stumbles will happen as the season progresses.- Advertisement -“We’re gaining every day I think. We’re bound to have a relapse sooner or later but you have to have a high and a low and we are hoping to ride a high through Peace River tomorrow,” he says. “If everybody sticks to what we’ve been doing in the last month we have a pretty good chance at going into Peace River and coming out with a win.”Scoring goals in order for the Huskies tonight were Cayle Bell, Dylan Houle, Jordan Gies, Cayle Bell, Pierce Layne, Brighton Campbell, Owen Barker, Owen Barker, Brighton Campbell, Cayle Bell, Dylan Houle, and Pierce Layne.Shots on the night were well in favour of Fort St. John 45-27. Getting the win in goal was Daimon Derouin.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe University of Guyana cricket team, the UG Trojans, will be departing these shores on September 20 to participate in the 2nd Cyril Bonar Memorial T/20 Cricket Competition, to be held at the DR Snelle Park in Paramaribo, Suriname between September 22nd and 23rd.The University of Guyana Cricket team (Trojans) competing in the upcoming tournamentThe matches are scheduled to be played on September 22, 2018 from 9:30 am to midnight; and September 23, 2018 from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm. Guyana’s very own Tremayne Smartt, part of the current West Indies Women’s T/20 World Championship Team, is expected to be there. Smartt, a right-arm medium bowler, has an impressive economy rate of 5.51, and best bowling figures of 3/9 at the T/20 level.Speaking with Guyana Times Sport, Coach of the UG Trojans, Kenroy Joseph, said, “The team is expected to win the tournament, simply because we have been doing commendably in all formats of cricket at present, plus the team spirit is high”.Joseph warned that the Trojans should not be taken for granted, although it is known that the other teams have made them a study.He said the recent GCA first division tournament, in which the Trojans had participated up to the semi-final stage before being defeated by the DCC because of Christopher Barnwell’s heroics, produced players that should definitely be feared in the upcoming tournament. Those outstanding players are Omesh Danhram, Ershad Ali and Linden Austin, all of whom are valuable all-rounders who have performed well in the GCA cricket.He said the most impressive characteristic of his feared players is their pace lineup, which can claim wickets early in the power play overs with the likes of Ray Newton and Suresh Danhia leading the charge from the front.The squad participating in the 2nd Cyril Bonar Memorial T/20 Cricket competition is made up of D Dodson (Capt) L Austin, O Danhram, E Ali, D George, S Dhania, R Newton, D Heywood, G Matthew, P Persaud, M Persaud, N Bollers and K Greene.last_img read more

first_imgThe contract gives workers raises of 2 percent in the first, third and fifth year of the contract. In the second and fourth years, workers each would receive a $1,000 lump sum bonus. Pensions would increase above previous rates. Workers at nine Rexam plants across the country have been on strike since talks broke down April 9. The contract expired Feb. 24 but was extended twice. The strike hurt Rexam’s can production and forced the company to make a good offer, Warner said. A Rexam spokesman said the company was able to fill all its orders even though production was not at 100 percent. “We think we’ve reached a tentative agreement that is fair to our employees and the future viability of the company,” said Rexam spokesman Greg Brooke. He declined to share details of the contract. CHATSWORTH – Union workers striking at a soda can-making plant are expected to approve a new contract that would give them better wages and pensions. A vote on a five-year contract with Rexam Beverage Can North America Co. that would cover 105 United Steelworkers at the Chatsworth plant plus 800 other members nationwide is slated for today and Saturday. If it passes, workers will return to work Sunday. The union has already voted down two contracts, but some say this time may be different. “I have a good feeling it’s going to go through this time,” said Mike Warner, president of USW Local 8433. Rexam makes more than 50 billion cans each year at 49 plants across the globe. (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img“Also I want to share with you the birth of my son Mateo, who was born extremely preterm and is fighting day by day with the help of the medical team,” he tweeted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City midfielder David Silva pictured during their English Premier League match against Watford at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on January 2, 2018 © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 3 – Manchester City’s Spanish international forward David Silva missed four matches recently because his prematurely-born baby son is fighting for his life, he revealed on Wednesday.The 31-year-old — who returned to the runaway Premier League leaders starting line-up for Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Watford — thanked everyone for their support on his twitter account @21LVA.last_img read more

first_imgHere’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Tuesday’s newspapers and online…Arsenal are set to hold talks with Marouane Fellaini, the Manchester United midfielder, on Wednesday. Fellaini’s contract with the Old Trafford club expires at the end of the month. (Mirror)Leicester will ask for Patrick Roberts in exchange for Riyad Mahrez, with Manchester City hoping to bring the 27-year-old Algeria winger to the Etihad this summer. (Telegraph)Zinedine Zidane’s departure as Real Madrid manager has improved Chelsea’s chances of keeping hold of Eden Hazard this summer. (Evening Standard)Tottenham Hotspur are not in talks with Manchester United over the transfer of Toby Alderweireld, the Belgium defender, to Old Trafford. (Football.London)Southampton will bid £12m for Xherdan Shaqiri to trigger the release clause in the Switzerland winger’s Stoke contract. (Mirror)West Ham have seen their £33m bid for Felipe Anderson, the Brazil midfielder, rejected by Lazio. (Express)Real Madrid had agreed a deal to sign Liverpool forward Sadio Mane prior to Zinedine Zidane resigning as the Bernabeu club’s manager. (France Football)And here are the top stories:Everton FC transfer news: Marco Silva eyeing summer swoop for Jamaal Lascelles as future looks uncertain at Newcastle UnitedManchester United FC transfer news: Inter Milan reject the chance to sign Daley Blind – reportsManchester City FC transfer news: Pep Guardiola boosted in bid to sign Joao Cancelo from ValenciaTransfer news: Barcelona and Manchester United to miss out on Antoine Griezmann who will stay at Atletico Madrid this summerChelsea FC transfer news: Blues change tune over Alvaro Morata sale as Juventus lurk 1last_img read more

first_imgDrake University junior Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced Wednesday, Sept. 6.Earlier in the week, Yeager was named the MVC Male Cross Country Athlete of the Week. Yeager and his teammates return to competition Friday, Sept. 8, at the annual Oz Memorial hosted by the University of Minnesota.  Print Friendly Version Yeager, a member of the men’s cross country team, led the Bulldogs in their season opener at the Hawkeye Invitational Sept. 1 with a 12th place finish on the 6-kilometer course in 18:14.0. Yeager raced against competitors from Iowa, Iowa State, UNI and Illinois State and was the top finisher among student-athletes form the MVC. Additionally, his 6k time was the fastest in the Valley during the opening week of competition. Academically, Yeager maintains a 3.86 grade point average while studying rhetoric, media and social change and sociology.last_img read more

first_imgThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors congratulates the Oakland A’s on a great season that showcased exciting new talent. The winning spirit the A’s displayed on the field must now be matched by local leaders in working with the team to find a way to keep the A’s in Oakland for the long haul.Alameda County Supervisor Wilma ChanAs joint owner with the city of Oakland of the Coliseum properties where the A’s have played since 1968, Alameda County is unwavering in its strong support for …last_img read more