first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 crown Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img LATEST STORIES Trump not inviting NBA champions to White House Tacloban, which narrowly missed the automatic semifinals slot and embattled defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force lead the scramble for the final two tickets to the next round starting Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Fighting Warays clash at 2 p.m. with dangerous BanKo Perlas, which has the distinction of having beaten Creamline. Pocari Sweat, meanwhile, faces newcomer PetroGazz at 6 p.m. —MARC REYESADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew England’s Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)SAMARA, Russia — So often the source of letdowns and embarrassments, England’s soccer team is a unifying force among players and the nation.At least in some sections of the country riven by economic, political and social divisions that led to Brexit, reaching the World Cup semifinals is a welcome distraction from the charged atmosphere. It’s a chance to clamber onto traffic lights, fling beer in the air and toast the success of the footballers in an outpouring of delirium not witnessed across England since the last century.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names “Under pressure they suffered,” Southgate said. “They will have days when they are not able to cope with things.”But experiencing the misery at Euro 2016 as players — or as a fan in the stadium like Maguire —helped a Harry Kane-led England advance relatively serenely to its first World Cup semifinal since 1990, according to Southgate. England even managed to beat Colombia in the round of 16 on penalties, halting a run of five successive shootout losses at tournaments.The victories in Russia are also reversing an anomaly. England hosts the world’s richest soccer competition — the Premier League — but hasn’t been able to produce a national team to match. Southgate was on the last England side to reach a semifinal, at the 1996 European Championship, when the team anthem was “Three Lions.” The “football’s coming home” lyric is back in vogue in Russia, ringing out from stadiums to bars among the few thousand fans who defied the logistical challenges to follow the team.“We have a good balance and the team are together,” 53-year-old England fan Andrew Court said outside the stadium in Samara where Maguire and Dele Alli scored the goals against Sweden.Southgate, though, is looking beyond the hollow “Football’s coming home” concept.Reflecting a studious approach, the platform gained from his greatest day in soccer was used to deliver several powerful messages on Saturday. Above all, Southgate wants more Englishmen playing alongside the Premier League imports.“The more remarkable thing is that we’re in a semifinal,” Southgate said. “We only have 33 percent of the league to pick from. So that is still a huge problem for us, and we’re playing some young players who are barely established at their clubs, never mind international careers.“But we feel that they’re able to play the way we want to play, playing huge pride, playing with no lack of quality, showing the sort of mentality to work for the group,” he said.And it’s a group that, Southgate emphasizes, reflects the diversity of England and cuts through the economic divide in England where so much wealth is centered in the south.Southgate has singled out the less affluent northern towns where players like Maguire are from. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West For the first time since the 1990s, England is in the last four of a major tournament. England will play Croatia on Wednesday for a place in the final after beating Sweden 2-0 Saturday.“The chance to connect everybody through football and to make a difference to how people feel,” England coach Gareth Southgate said, “that is even more powerful than what we are doing with our results. That is very special. I would imagine there is a big party at home. Not for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’There is still much work to do if England is to reach its first World Cup final since lifting the trophy on home soil at Wembley in 1966.But Southgate believes he has instilled the humble mentality in the dressing room that is required to keep the journey going all the way to Luzhniki Stadium next Sunday. Humility has replaced the hubris that defined the celebrity-obsessed David Beckham-era where the furthest the team reached was the quarterfinal stage of any tournament. Just look back on how Harry Maguire, who headed in Saturday’s first goal, reported for England duty for the first time last year with his clothing in a black trash bag rather than designer luggage. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Djokovic slams Wimbledon crowd after being booed In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ambitions appeared to be thwarted for so long by a culture of entitlement as England gloried in the hype and status of being the birthplace of soccer without backing it up with results. And as players started to collect millions in salaries from their clubs, commitment to the national team was called into question.“We don’t have renowned world-class players yet,” Southgate said, “but lots of good young players who are showing on the world stage that they’re prepared to be brave with the ball, try to play the right way, have shown some mental resilience now.”At the start of his tenure in 2016, Southgate realized he had to deliver an important message to his players: Any success with England will be greater than anything achieved with their clubs.“They have been prepared to park their club rivalries at the door,” Southgate said. “We’ve talked about how important it is to have that spirit.”Also, how to recover from adversity. One of the lowest points for English soccer came two years ago — days after that European Union referendum in Britain — when a team coached by Roy Hodgson was humiliated by Iceland.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “All of these players come from different parts of the country,” Southgate said, “and they’ll be youngsters watching at home from the areas that they come from. They’ll be inspiring.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

first_imgA sophisticated network of stolen electricity was yesterday dismantled when crews of the Energy Monitoring Section of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) raided the Township of West Point that resulted to over 250 homes being disconnected and huge bundles of illegal wire confiscated. According to a release from the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), the crew discovered several cables hooked to a high voltage line supplying the Township before distributing the illegal power to several homes.The LEC team disconnected the illegal cable from a light pole, which was the main source, before moving from house to house to unstring a tangled mess of wires used for the exercise.Residents disconnected said they pay US$40 monthly per household for the illegal connections in addition to purchasing wires.Owen Richards, head of the Energy Monitoring Section, said the Township was one of the hotspots of electricity theft in the country. “We have raided this Township several times before. This is in continuation of our regular monitoring exercise in West Point. West Point is one of the hotbeds of power theft, so we have made it our duty to regularly move into the community to inspect our lines to ensure that they are not being tempered with,” Richards said.He said Thursday’s raid yielded tremendous success, saying that due to the frequency of previous operations, the crew was astonished to discover that the illegal network has become more complex, sophisticated and larger in scope. “They are now running their lines in the community conspicuously. These criminals are demonstrating total disregard for the rule of law. We will onwards increase our monitoring operations in West Point,” he said.He vowed that the operation in the Township will continue until electricity theft becomes unprofitable for the suppliers and end users.Electricity theft is widespread throughout the network areas of the Liberia Electricity Corporation. The phenomenon, which is causing huge revenue losses for the LEC, is an ongoing challenge and has taken many forms. The company says it has lost well over US$1 million to power theft just this year alone. Not only are there many incidents of residents in the network area stealing electricity through illegal connections, but a significant number of subscribers are bypassing meters and using the utility without paying bills.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgNGSA examinationThe NEW Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC) on Wednesday distributed several bursary awards to its employees’ children who would have written the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations.Among those in attendance at this ceremony were the awardees, summer attachments of the company, staff members, and representatives from the Guyana Labour Union (GLU) and the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU).The six bursary awardees, Narendra Maraj, Menakshi Singh, Kelly Singh, Darryle David, Reshma Seemangal and Alaycie Datson, were also given school supplies.Meanwhile, recognition was also given to three work study students, Shaqueon Scott, Shelleeza Mohamad and Neveash Kumar.Company Secretary Zulfikar Ally charged the students to work towards excellenceRecipients of the bursaries along with NEW GPC Human Resources Manager Faye Scott; Company Secretary Zulfikar Ally; Executive Assistant Jonnellor Bowen; GLU General Secretary Carvil Duncan, and a CCWU representative on Wednesdayas he renewed the company’s commitment towards assisting the students in their academics.“The NEW GPC Inc once again is proud to continue this tradition of handing out bursary awards to students and children of our employees,” said Ally.“We have been doing this for a very long time, and we will continue to do this as long as we have bright young kids who continue to excel. Your whole future is ahead of you, and we would like to support you in your quest to become whatever you would like to be,” he said to the students.General Secretary of the Guyana Labour Union, Carvil Duncan, in his remarks, told the young students, “It is not where you are that is important, but where you want to be. Everything you want to achieve in life you’ll have to work for it.”He noted that for all students to excel, preparations must be made from the time they commence their academic journey.“You must programme yourselves from now for what you want to become in the next ten, fifteen years; and once you programme your thoughts and you are conscious of what you want to become, then the responsibility lies with you.”Additionally, Jonathan Motieram of Covent Garden Secondary was also named the top bursary graduate for securing eight subjects at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination.last_img read more

first_img1 Manchester City target Mateo Kovacic Barcelona’s international sporting director Ariedo Braida has admitted Manchester City target Mateo Kovacic has the quality to play for the Catalan giants.The Croatian has been one of Inter Milan’s star performers this season in a campaign which has failed to take off.The Italian side are set to miss out on qualification for European football and that has led to reports Kovacic could be off.Manchester City have shown an interest in the attacking midfielder and now Barcelona’s international sporting director Braida has also praised the 21-year-old.“Kovacic? For the moment I can’t speak about him, so far there’s nothing concrete. Of course, there’s no denying he’s a player we like, and he has quality,” Braida told FC Inter News.“Barcelona cannot make moves or hold official talks during the summer, but it absolutely does not forbid us from making verbal agreements for January. That is, of course, allowed.”last_img read more

first_img 2 Jordi Alba is the only natural left-back in the first team and manager Ernesto Valverde has prioritised another left-back as cover for the Spaniard.Barcelona are now reportedly hoping to tempt Monreal or Moreno to come back to their native country Spain and be a part of the squad.Arsenal’s first choice left-back Monreal is entering the final year of his contract.He has kept his place in the side following the arrival of new boss Unai Emery.The uncertainty around Arsenal not qualifying for the Champions League on a consistent basis may tempt the 32-year-old to move on from London when his contract expires.Barca may take advantage of the situation as they almost certainly will be able to offer Champions League football. Moreno’s future at Anfield is uncertain 2 Barcelona are interested in Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal and Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno, according to reports.The Spanish giants are looking for a new left-back after selling Lucas Digne to Everton for £18m in the transfer window. Moreno has been at Anfield for five years, but has lost his place in Jurgen Klopp’s side, with Andrew Robertson now ahead of him.The 26-year-old has failed to feature so far this season for the Reds and it looks unlikely that he’ll force his way back into the starting line-up.He is a free agent next summer and Liverpool haven’t offered the Spaniard a new contract. Will Monreal go back to Spain? last_img read more

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Arsenal players react with horror after Aaron Ramsey breaks his leg at Stoke Most Read In Football Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos “He was desperate to beat the big teams to prove himself but this one had an added spice because of the way we played, the way Arsenal played and the way we felt we were perceived by Arsenal and unfortunately in that particular game that passion to win manifested itself in the worst possible way. We were overly aggressive.“Teams are a reflection of the manager. Tony was desperate to win that game, we were desperate to win that game and we crossed the line in that particular game.“We crossed the line because we went hell for leather to try and win that game and be aggressive which was a reflection of the way Tony wanted us to play. We didn’t go out to break anyone’s leg. We did go out to be physical and in that game we crossed the line. SORRY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Expanding on his controversial column when speaking on talkSPORT 2 on Friday, Kitson said: “Tony was very good at motivating players. He was very keen to beat Arsenal. We all were.“They were the antithesis of what we were as a team. I certainly thought Wenger looked at us like we weren’t fit to be on the same pitch and I definitely felt that they were looking down their noses at us whenever they played Stoke, which angered me, angered a lot of the players and angered Tony. latest Dave Kitson has given a fascinating insight into Stoke City’s mentality under Tony Pulis.The former Stoke striker, writing in his column for The Sun, claimed that former Potters boss Pulis wound up his players so much that it contributed to Ryan Shawcross breaking Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s leg in an infamous incident in February 2010. scrap Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ PAYBACK LATEST BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade revealed REPLY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 RANKED 2 gameday cracker ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Dave Kitson admits Stoke crossed the line against Arsenal “We were wound up trying to beat Arsenal which was a reflection of where Tony was.“He wanted to win that game desperately and he made us want to win it even more, which is a talent, getting your team to rally round you.“Unfortunately it came out wrong. We got it all wrong that game.”last_img read more

first_imgA 19-year-old kayaker has been treated for hypothermia after being rescued from the water at Lough Swilly today.Two lifeboats and the Sligo rescue helicopter were launched after the man got into difficulty while taking part in a kayak race this afternoon.The man spent two hours in the water before being taken ashore at Rathmullan Pier. An eye-witness told donegaldaily.com: “The conditions were dreadful all day with high winds and lots of heavy downpours.“There was a real worry after the teenager got into difficulty. The conditions didn’t help.”The 19-year-old was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was treated for hypothermia.He did not suffer any other injuries. A source said: “Hopefully he will make a full recovery and should be able to go home later or tomorrow.”DONEGALDAILY.COM – FIRST AGAIN WITH ALL THE NEWS ACROSS DONEGALBREAKING NEWS: CANOE MAN RESCUED FROM LOUGH SWILLY was last modified: October 22nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lough SwillyRathmullanrescuelast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As holiday shoppers scramble to buy last-minute gifts today, Cal Poly Pomona senior Amir Mertaban is spending the day at Magic Mountain. It’s almost a tradition, Mertaban said, around the end of December for he and his Muslim friends to take advantage of the admission discounts and small crowds at the amusement park. Because Muslims do not celebrate Christmas, many of them use the holiday to read the Quran, hang out and recharge for the next year, said Mertaban, an international business and marketing major. It’s no coincidence, then, that two major Muslim conferences are taking place this weekend – one at the Fairplex in Pomona and another at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach. They’re addressing family, faith and becoming better citizens of their communities. “People will take advantage of holiday to reacquaint themselves with their own faith and deepen their spirituality,” said Edina Lekovic, communications director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Mertaban said he’ll be attending Tarbiyah camp in Santa Barbara from Sunday through Saturday to learn more about Islamic manners, education, brotherhood and sisterhood. “We just take this time for personal development because we don’t have anything to do. It’s a lot of contemplation and reflection throughout the whole year and how we can be a better person,” he said. However, Christmas is not ignored by the Muslim community. Nisar Hai, the imam at Masjid Gibrael in San Gabriel, said he wishes the joys of Christmas to all his Christian friends. “We wish every Christian Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” Hai said. “We really do mean it because this is an important occasion for them.” In fact, Hai said he may devote an entire sermon to Jesus, whom Muslims respect as a prophet, and his spiritual messages of peace, understanding and compassion. Shakeel Syed, executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, said he’ll be attending a Christmas Eve service at All Saints Church in Pasadena as a respectful observant. There’s nothing wrong with wishing people a Merry Christmas, he said. “There is no theological exclusion to not wish others. What is not expected from Muslims is to observe the religious rites and rituals that take place,” Syed said. “The values of Jesus of love and compassion are embedded principals within the Islamic value system. That is a very profound common denominator between Islam and Christianity. “Instead of clash of civilizations, we call it convergence of civilization,” Syed said. esther.chou@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2513last_img read more

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Saturday, July 8. Ronnie MILLERThe death has occurred of Ronnie Miller, Drimgorman, Mountcharles, Donegal. Removal from Gallagher’s Funeral Home, Station Road, Mountcharles, today, Friday 7th July at 4pm going to the residence of his sister Georgina Armstrong, at Meenawillaghan, Inver. Removal on Saturday 8th July to St. John’s Church, Inver for service at 2pm followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only.A one way system will operate at the wake, entry on the Ardaghey/Ardara Road at Keelogs and exit at Altcor. John (Hughie) FRIELThe death has occurred of John (Hughie) Friel, Ballure, Araheera, Fanad, Donegal. Removal from the Nursing Unit at Ramelton Community Hospital today, Friday, 7th July, at 4pm going to his late residence in Ballure, Fanad. Removal on Sunday, 9th July at 12.15pm going to St. Mary’s Church for 1pm Funeral Mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Ramelton Community Hospital Comfort Fund. Family time from 11pm till 10am. Marguerite FOY (née Thomas)The death has occurred of Marguerite Foy (née Thomas), Dublin 4, Dublin / Donegal Town, Donegal in her 90th year (peacefully) in St. Vincent’s University Hospital surrounded by her family after a short illness. Predeceased by her husband William (Bill). Will be deeply missed by her family.Funeral Mass on Monday, the 10th of July, at 11 am in the Holy Family Residence, Roebuck Road followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: July 8th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal death noticesobituarieslast_img read more