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Real Madrid in final again

first_imgMADRID (AP): Defending champion Real Madrid withstood an early onslaught by Atletico Madrid to reach a third Champions League final in four years despite a 2-1 loss to their city rivals yesterday. Atletico, who trailed 3-0 after the first leg, scored twice in the first 16 minutes at the Vicente Calderon Stadium to move within a goal of sending the semi-final, second-leg into extra time. But Francisco “Isco” Alarcon netted a crucial away goal for Real Madrid before halftime to secure a 4-2 victory on aggregate and a spot in the final against Juventus on June 3 in Cardiff. Madrid will try to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the competition’s new format was created in 1992. Madrid will be the first team to have a chance to defend their title since Manchester United made it to consecutive finals in 2008-09. Atletico end their Champions League campaign without a shot at the title and with their fourth straight elimination by their powerful Spanish rivals. Madrid defeated Atletico in the final last year and in 2014, and also eliminated the crosstown opponents in the quarterfinals in 2015. Atletico kept their hopes alive yesterday by scoring two early goals to ignite the crowd at the packed Calderon. Saul Niguez netted the first goal with a header off a corner in the 12th minute, and Antoine Griezmann added to the lead four minutes later by converting a penalty after Fernando Torres was tripped by defender Raphael Varane.last_img read more

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Parks-powered El Tigre debut vs Munti Cagers

first_imgNewcomers Marikina and General Santos City square off shortly after the 7 p.m. opening ceremony.The Shoemakers are pinning their hopes on veterans Warren Ybañez and Erwin Sta. Maria as well as former Navotas gunner Yves Sazon. Actor Gerald Anderson will also suit up for the Elvis Tolentino-coached squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Interestingly, Muntinlupa was also in the running to acquire Parks’ services before Mandaluyong won the race to sign up the 6-foot-3 ace, who will join forces with college teammate Jeff Javillonar, Jay-R Alabanza and former Valenzuela center Mark Andaya.The Cagers retained the services of Chito Jaime, Allan Mangahs and Dave Moralde and added power forward Chester Saldua to their lineup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ LATEST STORIES PSC highlights women’s role in sports through conference Ray Parks sets out for a new challenge as he banners the Mandaluyong El Tigre who are making their debut in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) on Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Winner of Most Valuable Player awards with National U in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), Parks shifts his focus on the El Tigre as they tackle the Muntinlupa Cagers at 9:30 p.m. in the opening night of the Anta-Datu Cup.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe MPBL may be Parks’ final stop before he signs up for the PBA Draft late this year.Parks, who also saw action in the NBA Developmental League two years ago, is coming off an impressive stint in the ABL, where he helped Alab Pilipinas to the crown.A losing finalist in the inaugural staging of the league, the Cagers begin their quest for redemption in the community-based league, which has expanded to 26 teams.last_img read more

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MESSENGERS OF PEACE

first_imgThis week, we conclude our series on women in power. The central theme to this discourse is on three observations; first is how women in power empower other women, peer approach to growth and behavior of younger women to development. We have observed and noted in our column that women in power need to improve and support other women to grow and develop. Most often, not enough is done for the other women; these women see other women as challenging their positions and therefore undermine them. We also dialogued that as peers, the crab in the barrel syndrome prevails. As cohorts, we tend to pull each other down rather than carry each other along. The younger generations of women are rather confused with the way we treat one another and they find it difficult to imbibe the fundamental values that make us women of substance.The key message is not to give in to pessimism but to remain stable and look forward to the growth of Liberia in 2030. Polarization is not going to solve anyone’s problem. We need to maintain our core values of respect for self, trust in others and accountability to society.Another important point worth noting; is that we are not doing enough for ourselves and for each other. This is one missing piece that we need to bridge. Any society with a cohesive women movement is not only peaceful but it is always thriving. Faith in other women is like a boomerang, which Charles L. Allen said, “begin using what you have and it comes back to you in greater measures.”Liberian women in power should draw examples from the Nordic culture where women in power support younger women even from other cultures. Their support to others can be liken to the words of Os Guinness, “Infinite and yet personal, personal and yet infinite…”In earlier cultures, women leadership and women in power is like family where women generally are responsible for the growth of others. They feed, clothe and discipline children even children from other families. According to Sara Wenger Shenn, “There is nothing quite so deeply satisfying as the solidarity of a family united across the generations and miles by a common faith and history.”My mentor tells me, we need swan (group) behavior in Liberia to help sustain peace as no one individual can do this. The quest for peace requires swan behavior to be effective. Therefore, we need to learn this behavior and apply it to peace. Our older women have demonstrated the importance of this approach in several spheres and it is incumbent on young women to draw from this wealth of knowledge and experience.Young women need to put aside their personal interest and volunteer for peace. Government and the international community need to involve youth led organizations for peace. By involvement, they (Government and International Donor Community) need to establish a trust fund for youth based organizations and fund peace activities.Until next week when we come to you with another of our series on Adolescent and Peace, let peace be your watch work, peace first, peace above all else. May peace prevail on earth!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Pork-knocker nabbed with ammo

first_imgA pork-knocker of the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is now in Police custody after he was nabbed with ammunition and a firearm magazine on Friday.The 42-year-old man was apprehended by Police at around 15:00h at Port Kaituma, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini).According to reports, the suspect was stopped and searched by ranks when the 25 rounds of various calibres of ammunition and a small arm magazine were found.He was arrested and is said to be cooperating with Police as they continue their investigation.last_img

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Sterling to pay for funeral of teenager who ‘touched his life’

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is to pay for the funeral of Damary Dawkins © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – England star Raheem Sterling is to pay for the funeral of former Crystal Palace youth player Damary Dawkins who he says was an “example to us all”.Dawkins died aged 13 of leukaemia in March — Sterling had supported a campaign to find a suitable stem cell donor for him. According to an appeal page, Dawkins did receive a stem cell match a few days before Christmas but he relapsed in February.His family had set up a GoFundMe page to raise £15,000 ($19,400) to give Dawkins the “best send off and celebration of life” — but Sterling has assumed all the costs himself.“Damary was a special young man who touched a lot of lives, including my own. Positive until the end, he was an example to us all,” said Sterling, who will attend the funeral on Friday.Sterling paid tribute to Damary by lifting his England shirt to reveal a picture of the two of them together following his second goal in the 5-0 win over the Czech Republic in their Euro 2020 qualifier in March.Their close relationship echoes that of former England international Jermain Defoe and Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, who died of a rare form of cancer aged just six in 2017.Defoe, who was playing for Sunderland at the time, forged a close bond with the youngster — he has his name tattooed on his right arm — and carried the boy he described as his “best friend” onto the pitch at Wembley for an England international with Lithuania.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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CHP officer accused of stealing drugs

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A California Highway Patrol officer was charged Wednesday with stealing more than $1 million worth of cocaine that was in his agency’s custody. Authorities allege that Joshua Blackburn broke into an evidence room at the CHP office in Santa Ana before dawn Friday and took the drugs. The six-year department veteran was arrested later that day and is being held in lieu of $4 million bail at the Orange County Jail. Blackburn was charged with burglary, possession for sale of cocaine and transportation of cocaine. The charge alleges the amount exceeded 40 kilograms. On Wednesday, Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Cheryl Leininger postponed Blackburn’s arraignment until Jan. 9 at the request of Blackburn’s lawyer, John Barnett, who said he hadn’t received all the police reports associated with the case. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarksonlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN WHO SET UP DIY CANNABIS FACTORY GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE

first_imgA DISABLED man who developed a DIY cannabis factory at his home in Bundoran using tools he bought at a garden centre has been given suspended prison sentences.Kevin Granaghan, who is 55, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today, a year after Judge John O’Hagan delayed sentencing in the case.Gardai raided his home and found an elaborate drug-cultivation centre there. Granaghan had to walk with the use of a walking stick in court and was said by his lawyer to be in “extremely poor health.”Gardai had kept him under surveillance for some time before raiding his home.When they eventually swooped on 16 St Bridget’s Terrace, they discovered almost €30,000 worth of cannabis plants and seeds in sheds and in the home of Granaghan.The court heard that Granaghan’s home and sheds were set up to grow the plants in special conditions.The windows had been specially sealed to keep out natural sunlight and the electricity supply had been bypassed using special copper wire.In the garden of sheds at the rear of his home, a total of 67 cannabis plants and other materials with a total value of €29,800 were found.There were extractor fans as well as power packs, timers, switches and special watering systems to produce both make and female cannabis plants.Gardai said they did not believe that Granaghan was capable of carrying out such an operation alone but was taking the rap for others.When Gardai raided the house under the Misuse of Drugs Act on December 1st, 2010, the front door of the house was open.Judge John O’Hagan said such behaviour had to be punished.He jailed Granaghan, who pleaded guilty, for two years on two counts of cultivating and supplying cannabis.He suspended both sentences, which are to run concurrently, for a period of two years.DONEGAL MAN WHO SET UP DIY CANNABIS FACTORY GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE was last modified: July 17th, 2013 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)last_img read more

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World Cup permutations: All the teams England could face in knockout stages

first_imgAfter a 6-1 demolition of Panama on Sunday, England are into the World Cup knockout rounds.The Three Lions have not won a tournament knockout game since 2006, but with Harry Kane on fire and Gareth Southgate leading a new brand of confident, dynamic football, could 2018 be the year they go all the way? IF ENGLAND FINISH SECOND IN GROUP G (possible opponents):Round of 16: Japan, Senegal or Colombia (July 3, 7pm, Moscow)Quarter-final: Mexico or Switzerland (July 7, 3pm, Samara)Semi-final: Croatia, Portugal or Spain (July 11, 7pm, Moscow)Final: France or Spain (July 15, 4pm, Moscow)Finishing second, due to Germany’s slip-up against Mexico, brings by far the easiest route to the final.Should Croatia beat one of Portugal or Spain in their quarter-final, England’s path to Moscow could get even easier.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Topping Group G could mean a quarter-final date with Neymar and Brazil for Gareth Southgate’s side West Ham’s Javier Hernandez could face England in the quarter-finals if they top Group F and England finish second 3 Harry Kane’s hat-trick set England on their way to their biggest win in tournament history center_img England and Belgium sit on identical records in Group G after two games, each with six points, eight goals scored and two conceded.If they draw in the final game in Kaliningrad on Thursday, the teams will have to be separated by disciplinary points, with England currently sneaking ahead by two yellow cards to Belgium’s three.Due to upsets in other groups involving big hitters, the team finishing second in Group G could in fact have the easier route to the final – although both Southgate and Belgium counterpart Roberto Martinez were keen to stress they would not be throwing the final game.Finishing top could mean a potential quarter-final against Brazil or Germany, while the team coming second would likely be handed a tie against Mexico or Switzerland in the last eight – a considerably more favourable proposition even with the big teams’ stuttering starts.So while there are of course ‘no easy games in international football’, what would be the best way for England to reach the final in Moscow on July 15? 3 IF ENGLAND FINISH TOP OF GROUP G (possible opponents):Round of 16: Japan, Senegal or Colombia (July 2, 7pm, Kazan)Quarter-final: Brazil or Germany (July 6, 7pm, Kazan)Semi-final: France, Portugal or Spain (July 10, 7pm, St Petersburg)Final: Portugal or Spain (July 15, 4pm, Moscow)Winning the group would maintain momentum and demonstrate England’s ability to beat the big teams, but the Three Lions are in Russia to win the World Cup, not just Group G, and a pragmatic approach may be required.While no-one in the England camp would admit that they are deliberately trying to finish below Belgium, do not be surprised if Southgate rings the changes against Belgium, under the disguise of resting his key players. 3last_img read more

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WOMEN’S RBS 6 NATIONS: DONEGAL DUO DO IRELAND PROUD IN PARIS BATTLE

first_imgLarissa in actionFRANCE 19, IRELAND, 15: DONEGAL duo Nora Stapleton and Larissa Muldoon put in a stunning second half performance to almost deny France the grand slam tonight.Tries from Marion Lievre, Elodie Portaries and Shanon Izar had France seemingly home and dry before a superb second-half rally from defending champions Ireland.Gillian Bourke went over for two tries off rolling mauls, the first of which was the first try France have conceded all tourmament, and the boot of Niamh Briggs brought the women in green right back into it. But it was not to be in the end and to the delight of the crowd in the south of France Les Bleus held on to complete the cleansweep.The hosts got off to an ideal start when Lievre went over in only the fourth minute, good hands down the right putting the winger over in the corner, although fly-half Sandrine Agricole missed the conversion.reland managed to hold out in the face of incessant French attacks in the first period, No.8 Safi N’Diaye leading the charge but unable to make a breakthrough and it was 5-0 at the break.But their hard work was undone straight after the interval when prop Portaries crashed over from close range and with Agricole’s conversion France led 12-0. A Briggs penalty reduced the gap to nine points but no sooner had Ireland established a foothold than they were punished, Izar picking a great line to go in under the posts after a fine pass from Agricole, who also added the extras.Ireland refused to buckle though and when Bourke burrowed over at the back of a rolling maul on the hour mark the tide appeared to be turning – despite Briggs missing with the extras.And the driving maul proved too much for France with Bourke again emerging with the ball to grab her second but it proved to be just too little too late. WOMEN’S RBS 6 NATIONS: DONEGAL DUO DO IRELAND PROUD IN PARIS BATTLE was last modified: March 14th, 2014 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:6 nationsfranceIrelandLarissa MuldoonNora StapletonRUGBYlast_img read more

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