Arsenal stun Bayern Munich

first_imgLONDON (AP):Goals from Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil helped Arsenal end a run of two consecutive defeats in the Champions League with a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich yesterday.Arsenal knew that victory in at least one of their next two matches against Bayern would be vital for advancing from Group F, and they managed to inflict a first defeat of the season on Pep Guardiola’s side.Arsenal now have three points in the group and are third after three matches, with Bayern staying top on six points. Olympiakos are second on goal difference with six points after beating Dinamo Zagreb 1-0.Substitute Giroud gave Arsenal the lead when he bundled the ball into the net in the 77th minute, after Manuel Neuer rushed off his line and failed to claim a free-kick into the penalty area from Santi Cazorla.Ozil sealed the win in stoppage time, converting a cross at the byline from Hector Bellerin. Neuer hooked the ball away, but only after it had crossed the line.Bayern controlled possession throughout the first half at the Emirates Stadium and Arsenal relied on saves from Petr Cech to deny Thiago Alcantara and Douglas Costa.Yet for all the German side’s dominance, it was Arsenal who went closest to taking the lead before halftime.Nacho Monreal delivered a precise cross from the left in the 33rd minute, finding Theo Walcott unmarked on the six-yard line.The striker flicked a header at goal, only for Neuer to make an astounding one-handed save to claw the ball off the line.Cech came to Arsenal’s rescue again in the second half, making an opening one-handed save when Robert Lewandowski was through on goal in the 75th minute. It was a particularly vital block as Arsenal got the free-kick, which resulted in the first goal in their next foray forward.Other results: BATE 0 Barcelona 2; Bayer Leverkusen 4 Roma 4; Dinamo Zagreb 0 Olympiakos 1; Dynamo Kiev 0 Chelsea 0; Porto 2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 0; Valencia 2 Gent 1; Zenit Petersburg 3 Lyon 1.last_img read more

LeBron puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans, vows to come back

first_imgNBA superstar LeBron James soars for a dunk as PBA player Ranidel de Ocampo attempts a chasedown block in an exhibition game featuring former and current national team players at Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe King was back in Manila like he never left his throne.Returning to the city known for its unparalleled love for hoops, LeBron James thrilled Filipino fans for the third time in five years.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “I said it two years ago that I was coming back. Last year, some unfortunate event happened but I’m back,” James told the packed crowd at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday night.“I’m happy spending this time with you guys throughout my busy schedule, but there’s no way I wasn’t going to be back here in Manila this year and I’m happy I’m celebrating this time with you,” added the NBA superstar of the Cleveland Cavaliers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 32-year-old James had the fans on the edge of their seats with his electrifying dunks when he entered at the five-minute mark of the exhibition game pitting the young guns of Gilas Pilipinas against the former and veteran national team players.center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LeBron thanks ‘patient’ Philippines for welcoming him back Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles The three-time NBA champion drew a thunderous roar from the crowd after shaking the rim with his patented Statue of Liberty dunk wherein his arm is stretched in the air and as far back behind his head before emphatically putting it through the hoop.James was just warming up.The four-time MVP delivered another one-handed throwdown, but this time, taking off farther than the first. James fittingly closed the show with a windmill to beat the final buzzer before he was mobbed by Ravena and company, who beat Jayson Castro and the rest of the OG team, 91-72.“You guys are unbelievable and I thank you so much for being part of the LeBron James Tour 2017 and I hope you guys continue to welcome me because I would love to come back.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James, who, arguably, has been the best basketball player for the past decade, gave the fans what they were waiting for as he teamed up with the likes of Kiefer Ravena, Ray Parks and Baser Amer for the Youngbloods and left them wanting more.last_img read more

After barely escaping semis sweep, Ginebra prepares for another do-or-die game

first_imgView comments MOST READ After all, the moment the final buzzer sounded and the roaring crowd had already left Araneta Coliseum, the Kings had barely just kept themselves alive and another do-or-die comes less than 48 hours from now.“We only got one game, inside the locker room after the game it was nothing, we moved on right away and are thinking about Friday’s game right away,” said Game 3 hero LA Tenorio, who buried the game-winning floater with 14.9 seconds left and sank two free throws with sixth tenths of a second remaining.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 ChrissGinebra avoided a sweep but not after having to come back from 18 points down and weathering an endgame rally from Magnolia, which rose from 11 points down late and even regained the lead with 53 ticks to go.Tenorio fired 11 points alone in the final frame while Justin Brownlee tied his career-high 46 points while also collecting 19 rebounds and three blocks. 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 Barangay Ginebra pulled off a dramatic win in Game 3 of its semifinals series against Magnolia on Wednesday night but the Gin Kings were hardly in a celebratory mood.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Actually, I was struggling the whole game. I’m just feeling a bit different today but that’s not an excuse. I think the whole team was really focused today but I cannot say that we really played well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Paul Lee takes blame for letting Game 3 slip away from Magnolia Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Co-Defendant, Turned State Witness, Fails to Testify

first_imgDrama unfolded in the ongoing mercenary case at Criminal Court ‘D’ when one of 18 defendants accused of being mercenaries, unexpectedly turned state witness, failed to show up on Friday, April 25, to testify against his colleagues.All 18 of the men on trial were alleged members of a defunct rebel faction, blamed for going on a violent, murderous rampage around the country, between 1990 and 2003.They were also accused of launching cross-border raids into neighboring La Côte d’Ivoire during 2010 to 2011. Several human rights violations were attributed to them, including the killing of seven members of a United Nations peacekeeping mission (UNOCL) in the same neighboring country.The human rights violations were linked to clashes between the Defense and Security Forces (FFS) militias and mercenaries of former Ivorien president Laurent Gbagbo, on one hand, and the Republican Forces of La Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI) and traditional hunters loyal to President Alassane Ouattara, on the other.They were arrested between 2010 and 2012, in Grand Gedeh County by a joint-security team. Grand Gedeh is a bordering county with La Côte d’Ivoire. One of the 18, Prince Barclay, was later exonerated and freed, reportedly after agreeing to turn state-witness.In court on Friday, state-witness Barclay was expected to appear and testify against the other 17 defendants; but when the appointed time came, Barclay could not be found anywhere in the courtroom.Barclay’s absence prompted a request to the court to suspend hearing on that day, (Friday) stating that prosecution’s witness had suffered a severe bout of diarrhea. They did not say which hospital had treated him, or show any medical reports related to Barclay’s sudden illness.One of the lawyers for the defense prayed that the court denied the request, arguing that it was an attempt to delay the case, and prolong his clients’ detention.Cllr. Dempster Brown argued that prosecution’s failure to produce its witness’ medical records, clearly demonstrated the prosecution’s un-readiness to continue the trial.After arguments, however, Judge Emery Paye granted the prosecution’s request to suspend the hearing until Monday, April 28.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former GuySuCo chairman’s son appointed new CEO

first_img‒ Govt says PWC valuation to conclude by SeptemberAfter a long hiatus, Government is optimistic that a new board for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will be appointed soon, even as it has emerged that a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has already been appointed.New GuySuCo CEO, Dr Harold Davis JrThis revelation was made during a post-Cabinet press briefing hosted by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Monday. According to Harmon, the new CEO is Dr Harold Davis Jr, who is the son of late former Chairman of GuySuCo, Harold Davis and the entity’s Director of agricultural services.According to the Minister, Dr Davis was appointed last week and will be taking up his duties from Monday. He will take over from acting CEO Paul Bhim, who had held the reins of director of finance.Bhim himself took over from former CEO Errol Hanoman, who parted ways with the Corporation last year when his contract came to an end. “The consideration for a Board of the entity is well advanced and I believe that by the end of this week or early next week, we will have the announcement of a Board of Directors for GuySuCo,” Harmon said.When it comes to the divestment itself, Harmon revealed that English firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) was likely to complete its evaluation by the end of September. He also revealed that there have been numerous expressions of interest (EoIs) from investors.“Those estates are up for divestment. The divestment process has taken some time, because it’s a requirement for us to have a careful assessment of the value of these assets,” Harmon explained. “The fact that the estates were never independent entities of themselves, it means that the entity, apart from a valuation, will require a separation of them from the whole. So every estate will have to have a demarcation of what the assets are.“In the meantime, based on the work that has already been done, there are some advertisements with respect to expressions of interest. We have some very exciting EoIs. Not only for the four estates up for divestment. We have proposals for the entire industry, including the three estates that remain in GuySuCo. There’s a lot of interest and we want to take our time to make sure we get it right.”The previous GuySuCo board expired since February of this year and a new board with Special Purpose Unit (SPU) Head Colvin-Heath London was gazetted. It subsequently emerged, however, that the old board was still in effect amid reports of a split at Cabinet over the new board’s composition. Since then, there has been much confusion over the matter.It has been recently reported that, through the Chamber of Commerce in Delhi, India, several Indian companies have indicated interest in investing in the local sugar industry, or acquiring assets therein.The SPU has also been able to secure a syndicated bond worth $30 billion to assist with the revitalisation of GuySuCo. Heath-London said the loan has been acquired at good rates, with several banks participating.The idea behind the borrowing of this syndicated bond is to assist the SPU with the reopening of the estates, to facilitate providing proof to potential investors that the estates are viable.Over 5000 sugar workers from Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon were dismissed from their jobs following the downsizing of the sugar industry, which began to take effect in late 2017.last_img read more

Sophia CSEC night school welcomes new students

first_img…aimed at qualifying vulnerable persons of all agesThe Sophia Community Development Association (SOCDA) on Saturday welcomed over 30 individuals to their night school programme, which will provide classes for them to write the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination next year.The new batch of individuals and past students from SOCDA’s CSEC night school programmeThe programme was established by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) in 2016 for persons who never had a chance to write the examinations, or those who would have done so but failed to achieve satisfactory results. To date, over 450 persons have registered from ages 14 to 50.Subjects offered presently during the evening classes are: Mathematics, English, Electronic Documentation and Preparation Management, Social Studies, Principle of Business, Principle of Accounts, Integrated Science, Human and Social Biology and Agricultural Science.Speaking at the orientation ceremony, Treasurer Sidney Nelson explained that SOCDA was created to reduce the prevalence of crime and violence within the community. The objectives are “to foster a sense of community identity by providing resources and opportunities to promote self-determination through educational and vocational training”.Operations Manager Morgana Bethune-Adolphus emphasised the need to educate persons with the relevant skills to make valuable contributions to their own lives and society.“The mission of SOCDA is to educate, empower and develop innovative leaders with the skills, competencies and predisposition, which will contribute to the nation’s development. And that is exactly what we do,” Bethune-Adolphus said.Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton was present at the gathering, as he lobbies for a foreign language to be introduced in the curriculum. He made promises to assist the organisation with a subvention to continue their work.“In congratulating the night school for the increase in subjects which they would have offered in such short period of time, I would ask that they make every effort to get a foreign language involved, whether it is Spanish, Portuguese, or French,” Norton suggested.Teachers of the evening sessions raised some challenges they would have faced in the past, relating to the availability of textbooks and educational materials. In some cases, the classroom space is limited and can barely accommodate the students.On their student’s end, it was highlighted that many of them are challenged with financial problems, causing some to drop out. Others travel from far distances to take advantage of the free classes.In 2019, 26 individuals wrote the examination and achieved outstanding results. Some have opted to pursue tertiary studies while others have gained employment. For the 2020 batch, over 30 students will be taking the classes.last_img read more

Why we celebrate B.C. Day

first_img“B.C. Day is a time to celebrate all of the things that are most important in our lives – the friends, families and neighbours who mean so much to us, the many blessings and privileges that we enjoy and the very special nature of this place that we call home. It is also a time to consider how we can continue to strengthen the future for our children and our communities.- Advertisement -“As British Columbians, we are fortunate to enjoy multiculturalism, which enriches us all. People from across the world have immigrated to B.C. and along with our First Nations, have worked hard to build a strong and vibrant province in an embrace of cross-cultural acceptance. This has made B.C. a shining beacon throughout the world, and it reflects who we are as a province.”In 1858 Queen Victoria named a rough and lonely outpost of her empire ‘British Columbia’. Today we reflect on those humble beginnings and the impressive record of achievement that created the province we know today.”Ours is a province of promise and opportunity where we live together in mutual respect and inclusiveness. We enjoy peace, security and freedom, and a healthy environment of unparalleled natural beauty. None of these things can be taken for granted. They are privileges  that we must protect and celebrate.”I encourage you to enjoy time with family and participate in some of the many festivals and events taking place across B.C. this weekend. On behalf of the government of British Columbia, I extend my best wishes for a safe and fun B.C. Day.”last_img read more

Manchester United icon agrees with Sir Alex Ferguson’s assessment that he wasn’t ‘world class’

first_img Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham David Beckham agrees with Sir Alex Ferguson’s assessment that he was not a “world-class” player.The former Manchester United manager’s latest autobiography includes a claim that he managed only four players deserving of that description during his long Old Trafford reign.Former England captain Beckham was a notable absentee from a list which comprised of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona.But asked if he was “insulted” by his omission, Beckham told BBC News: “Not at all.“I played for the greatest manager of all time for the amount of time that I did, I was lucky to play with the players I did and be successful with the club that I loved and still love.“I tend to agree with the manager. There’s certain players that you can call world-class, thankfully I played with many of them.“I’m proud as a Manchester United player that we were successful and I’m proud as a Manchester United player that we have the best players come to our team.” 1last_img read more

GAA NOTES: KILLYBEGS

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 5, 10, 15 and 29. There were six winners of Match 3 Numbers. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €2,900 and Match 3 is €60. Ladies A Team is selling Killotto this Saturday 10th and Jimmy White’s team is selling on the 17th of December.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Christopher McKinney, Kilcar, and Sally McHugh, Ardara. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,800 on 48 calls.There is a club meeting on Thursday 8th of December in clubhouse at 8.30. The A.G.M. is fixed for the 30th of December in the Tara Hotel at 6p.m. Tickets are available for the club Dinner Dance in the Tara Hotel on the 28th of Dec. Tickets are priced at €25, contact Rita or Andrew to purchase tickets. 0872054772 or 0872977907 GAA NOTES: KILLYBEGS was last modified: December 6th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more

JOIN EVEREST HERO JASON ON GLENVEAGH WALK AND HELP OTHERS THIS CHRISTMAS

first_imgEVEREST hero Jason Black is hoping YOU will join him on his latest expedition….in Glenveagh National Park!The Letterkenny businessman will be out on Sunday from noon as part of a family fun and walk day, hoping to raise much-needed funds for St Vincent de Paul in the county.The walk leaves the castle at 12 and makes its way down the Bridle Path to Santa’s Grotto. Said Jason: “Christmas is in just over two weeks and while the majority of us can look forward to it, there are many many families in Donegal who won’t be because of the economic times we live in.“I would love it if as many people as possible could come out this Sunday and join my family and I on this walk and make a donation if they can at the end of it.“I know the wonderful work done by St Vincent de Paul and they will help to make this Christmas that bit more easy for families.“This isn’t Everest; this is a nice family Sunday dander but if we can together help out the less well off this Christmas then it would be like conquering another Everest.” Jason added: “Everyone should wrap up warm – but it’s going to be worth it.“We might even see Rudolf there!”People should be at the Castle from noon; buses leave the national park reception centre every 15 minutes.JOIN EVEREST HERO JASON ON GLENVEAGH WALK AND HELP OTHERS THIS CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 8th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Glenveagh WalkJason BlackST VINCENT DE PAULlast_img read more