Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Reus scored in the 48th minute to pull Germany even after Ola Toivonen’s goal in the 32nd put the Swedes in front. Germany finished with 10-men after Jerome Boateng was sent off following a second yellow card with about 10 minutes remaining.Mexico has six points in Group F, while Germany and Sweden both have three entering their final matches.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 Sweden’s Viktor Claesson, left, challenges Germany’s Toni Kroos during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)SOCHI, Russia — Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area, and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 on Saturday to stay alive at the World Cup.Kroos’ goal came off a set play after a foul in the closing minutes of stoppage time. Kroos tapped the ball to Marco Reus, who set it up for Kroos to curl the right-footed shot to the far post. Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen couldn’t get his hand on it.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Eustaquio shocks Moraes to unify ONE flyweight belts LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

New Wood Processing Equipment Enters Liberian Market

first_imgXylopia Equipment, a Liberian owned company near the Bong Mines Bridge on the Bushrod Island, has begun bringing in modern wood processing equipment.The machine known as the “Wood Mizer,” saws wood in an easy manner with low risk; unlike other existing equipment currently being used.The Wood Mizer is a heavy yet portable piece of equipment on which a log is placed where the wood is sawed through the control of an operator.Heavy wood processing equipment used in the past was usually owned by multilateral companies that operated saw mills.  In the case of the Wood Mizer, it is possible to be owned by an individual or a business as is the case with regular chain saws.Speaking at the launch of the equipment at the Xylopia business center on January 31, Mr. Frantz Sawyer, who partners with the company, acknowledged that Wood Mizer produces equipment for the world’s most reliable sawmills.According to Mr. Sawyer, the equipment comes with accessories that make its operation easy at sawmill.In his brief speech during the launching witnessed by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Commerce & Industry Minister Axel Addy, Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Managing Director Harrison Karnwea, Stella Maris Polytechnic OSF Sister Mary Lauren-Brown, Chamber of Commerce President, Francis A. Dennis and other invited guests, Mr. Sawyer recalled the administration of President Sirleaf reviewed the Forestry Law of Liberia in order to strengthen value addition that would reduce the export of round logs.He added the review serves as a reminder that it did not make sense to produce round logs for export while importing construction materials and furniture for use in schools, offices, and other places.He stressed that Xylopia thought of the need for wood processing in dealing high quality and efficient Wood Mizer Equipment. Equally so, WoodMizer, having produced one of the best pieces of equipment for lumber, decided to bring it to the Liberian market to make sawing wood easier.He assured Government and the business community that their products meet all Liberian business criteria, and that they meet quality standards that sawmill operators can rely on to give them the needed services.Mr. Sawyer also acknowledged that they were deeply involved with the Forestry Training School in Bomi County and training young Liberians to operate the machines. This knowledge would prepare them for job opportunities with companies operating in the Forestry Sector.Vice President Joseph Boakai in his remarks stressed that under no condition can the impact of the economy be felt if Liberian owned businesses are not prioritized.He described the venture of bringing the Wood Mizer equipment to Liberia by some Liberians as a ‘welcoming’ and commended the group for engaging in such a business initiative.Vice President Boakai also indicated that wood is exported from Liberia, but the products are not produced here; something he hoped a Liberian owned company would engage in to make forest resources more beneficial to Liberians.He expressed hope that the business would extend to producing timber products  on the market to reduce their prices.Identifying customers with the financial potency to purchase goods and services is one marketing strategy that entrepreneurs carry out if they can be successful in their undertaking.Johnee Hammond, the General Manager of Xylopia, said in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer, before establishing the business in Liberia they did their feasibility studies and found out that there are potential Liberian customers to purchase the machine.Ms Hammond said depending on the type of machine the prices range from US$15,000 to US$16,000; amounts she believes Liberians who have been identified as clients can afford to pay for the machines.Meanwhile, prior to the arrival of WoodMizer equipment to Liberia, local lumberjacks relied heavily on hand and chainsaws to cut timber.The chainsaw (power saw) is used to cut down trees with the operator sawing at the same spot with a chain motor powered blade.It puts the operator and those assisting him at a high risk of being injured when not handled with care.With the hand saw, operators are usually two, one on the ground while another stands on top of the log they lay on a scaffold to saw.The risk is also high for the operator below; because if he is not adequately protected he could develop an eye problem from sawdust that may drop in his eye. Both operators could also be badly harmed when the scaffold breaks.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Killbillies look to maintain streak over Quesnel to close out season

first_imgThe Fort St. John Killbillies will be putting the finishing touches on their season tomorrow evening. The team will be in Quesnel for a game against the Gold Pain, a team the Killbillies have handled rather easily in their past few encounters.Despite that, coach Ashley Large isn’t taking anything for granted especially as the local derby girls will be fielding a younger line-up than usual.“This game we’re going with a little bit of a different team. Several of our key players are not able to make the trip, but we’re lucky enough to have several filling in the roster spots. We’ve got three new girls heading down to Quesnel. This will be their first full game with our team.”- Advertisement -The roster changes will force Large to tweak what he does in coaching the team a bit, as he wants to make sure the new derby girls have a positive experience in their first game on the track.“The biggest thing for me will be to try to coach actively more some of the newer skaters. The last couple of games because it’s been the same roster over and over I’ve been able to move more into a general strategy for the whole group and focus less on individuals and what individuals bring to the game. Your first roller derby game playing with a team that’s been playing for several years can be intimidating. I want to make sure that those girls ultimately have a really good time and feel like they’re a part of the team.”In their previous outing the Killbillies got a big win over Grande Prairie by a score of 116-85.Advertisementlast_img read more

Midget Predators win game five of Midget Female Provincial Championships

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Midget Predators took on Kamloops in game four of the 2019 Midget Female Provincial Championships.After a loss of 4-0 on Friday to Richmond, the Predators bounced on Saturday with a strong win of 5-0 over Kamloops.The Predators have now won two out of the four games played.- Advertisement -Up next, the Predators will be taking on South Island tomorrow, Sunday, at 1:15 p.m. at the North Peace Arena in game five of the 2019 Midget Female Provincial Championships.For up-to-date scores and results, you can visit the B.C. Hockey website.last_img read more

Water shut-off rules weighed

first_imgArmenta said at the time of the incident that he turned off the water because Herrera was behind on her rent. However, California law prohibits landlords from turning off any utilities as a way of evicting a tenant, even if they are behind with their rent, according to officials at the nonprofit Housing Rights Center. “The \ said I asked for the water to be shut off, but I didn’t,” Armenta told the council. “I just took it out of my name. The city turned it off. Is this just another smear campaign by Beilke? By using the tenant?” Finance Director Bob Ridley said Armenta called the city last week asking that the water at the residence be disconnected. Armenta told water department employees that he was evicting a tenant, Ridley said. Currently, city employees do not require proof that the tenant has been legally evicted before they turn off the water. Ridley said normally after an account is cancelled, a courtesy tag is placed on the door with a 24-hour notice telling the new tenant they must open their own account, Ridley said. If Beilke’s request for a new policy does come to the council for a vote, Armenta said he would vote for it. “I have no problem with such a policy at all,” Armenta said after the meeting. “If they are the owner or manager of the property, they should be able to prove it.” Herrera addressed the council during public comments, saying she had lived in Armenta’s rental house for three years but had fallen behind on rent when her husband left in January. “He threatened to turn off my water if I didn’t pay and, true to his threat, my water was turned off – even though I paid it that day,” Herrera said. Several other residents spoke in support of Herrera, but one, Virginia Aguirre, said she supported and believed Armenta “100 percent.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Mayor Ron Beilke called on staff Tuesday to look into tightening rules regarding how homeowners order water service shut off on their properties. Specifically, he asked if the city can find a way to identify someone as a landlord before they are allowed to request their water service stopped, and if so, to prove they have a new tenant. Beilke’s move came in response to an incident last week in which Councilman David Armenta asked for water service to be taken out of his name at a property he owns, saying he was in the process of evicting his tenant, Lily Herrera. “I want to know if we need to identify if someone is a landlord and if they really have a new tenant,” Beilke said Tuesday. “An abuse was allowed to happen that was never intended – the chance for a landlord to harass and evict a tenant illegally.” last_img read more

A cautionary tale of workplace safety delivered to industry workers in Fort St. John

first_imgJohnson concludes by explaining the trickle effect a person’s life and death can have on family members and loved ones.“Basically your injury does not just affect you; it affects everyone around you and that’s the biggest thing I’ve ever learned.” However Johnson says industrial employees don’t necessarily need to sit through his presentation to become safety leaders, but rather an individual just needs to understand that they’re not Superman.“It really is just a general ideology,” Johnson goes on to say. “[When] I grew up, my exact attitude towards things [was] ‘I’m invincible and I’ll never going to get hurt’ and I was 21 – the statistical age where everyone thinks they’re invincible.”Johnson again speaks to the importance of having a focused mind when in an environment that demands it.“It was the first week back on night shift,” Johnson remembers. “We did two-weeks of days and two-week nights, and first day back on night shift I’m not really thinking about my job. I’m thinking about the baseball I’m missing, I’m thinking about my friends; I’m not thinking about my job.”Advertisement “I was cleaning up scraps too close to the conveyor belt underneath a chipper, and I was wearing a rubber glove [when] the rubber part of the conveyor belt actually pulled me in and broke my forearm in half and wrapped me around the roller,” Johnson explains after making a presentation on workplace safety to LP Peace Valley OSB employees in Fort St. John. “I lost all feeling in my left arm right away; it pulled my left arm against the belt, and it pulled my back against the belt, and it actually ripped all the skin off my back.”Johnson adds, “For me to lock-out a machine and stop the machine, and clean-up properly; it would have taken me an extra five minutes. Now I have zero use of my left arm; it just hangs off my body and does nothing.’Johnson’s injury –which resulted in very limited wrist and shoulder function on his left arm – had created a downwards spiral of depression for him.- Advertisement -“I figured, you know I have to make the best of something, otherwise I’d just die.”This realization led Johnson to seek out avenues in which he could share his story with others in an effort to prevent this type of workplace accident from occurring in the future.“I called Workplace B.C. and said, ‘hey I want to do something positive, I want to go around and talk to places and I hope you guys are ok with that,” and they’re like ‘actually Mark, we have a program for that and we’ll cover you expenses’,” Johnson recalls.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ronaldo looks to pick up where he left off amid the turmoil

first_imgThe allegations made by 34-year-old American Kathryn Mayorga, that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, threaten to engulf the Portuguese superstar in a lengthy legal battle.Ronaldo, 33, issued a statement to “firmly deny the accusations” but was left out of Portugal’s squad for this month’s 3-1 friendly win over Scotland, and 3-2 Nations League victory against Poland.Juventus have stood behind their star signing and he will look to help the reigning champions maintain their six-point lead on second-placed Napoli, ahead of next week’s visit to Old Trafford where he became a star.“Goals, pains, tears and the case in the USA — the first 100 days at Juventus,” wrote Gazzetta dello Sport.“With Juventus it’s a honeymoon,” the newspaper added of the former Real Madrid player’s three months in Turin, “but the Mayorga case…”It was business as usual at training for Ronaldo who posted a photo of himself listening to coach Massimiliano Allegri’s instructions on social media Thursday with the ‘thumb up’ emoji.Their rivals are Genoa, in 11th, but with Europe’s top scorer this season in Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek.The 23-year-old Pole has scored nine goals in seven games for Genoa, who have a match in hand, compared to Ronaldo’s four.The young player, who arrived from Cracovia for four million euros in the summer, was relishing coming up against the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.“Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world right now and in my view the greatest there has ever been,” said Piatek.Genoa’s weapon is Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piatek © AFP/File / Janek SKARZYNSKI“I’d like to give my jersey to Ronaldo and maybe get his.”Genoa also switched coaches during the break with Ivan Juric replacing Davide Ballardini.“Genoa have changed coach and they will want to make a good impression here in Turin,” said Juventus full-back Mattia De Sciglio.“Against the Rossoblu (Genoa) it’s always a tough game, and after the international break it’s even harder to start again.”Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli visit Udinese ahead of their trip Wednesday to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.Inter Milan, third, two points adrift of Napoli, face city rivals AC Milan in the first derby of the season in the San Siro, before travelling to Barcelona three days later.“It’s the game the city most looks forward to,” said Inter captain Mauro Icardi. “The goal for Inter remains to reduce the gap with Juventus and Napoli.”Roma host SPAL looking to stretch their run to four league wins in a row before welcoming CSKA Moscow in the Stadio Olimpico, as city rivals Lazio, in fourth, travel to Parma.Meanwhile, ex-Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura returns to coaching bidding to guide tailenders Chievo to their first win of the season.It will be Ventura’s first match since being sacked last November after Italy failed to reach the World Cup finals.“I’m experiencing this new beginning with the enthusiasm of a child,” said Ventura, 70, who replaced Lorenzo D’Anna.SaturdayAS Roma v SPAL (4pm), Juventus v Genoa (7pm), Udinese v Napoli (9:30pm)SundayFrosinone v Empoli (1:30pm), Bologna v Torino (4pm), Chievo v Atalanta, Parma v Lazio, Fiorentina v Cagliari (1600), Inter Milan v AC Milan (9:30pm)MondaySampdoria v Sassuolo (9:30pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Embattled Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lenghty legal battle © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Oct 19 – Engulfed in turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo will look to pick up where he left off on the pitch as Juventus host Genoa in Serie A on Saturday before next week’s trip to his former club Manchester United in the Champions League.Ronaldo shrugged off explosive rape allegations to score for the champions in their last Serie A game against Udinese before the international break on October 6 to keep Juventus’s 100 percent record after eight games.last_img read more

Barcelona’s defensive problems fester despite healthy Liga lead

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona on a positive run says Gerard Pique © AFP / JOSE JORDANMADRID, Spain, Dec 21 – Barcelona’s title charge has been riddled with defensive problems and just as they looked to have found stability, another one landed at their feet.Their 5-0 win over Levante last weekend may have been a triumph for attacking fluency, not to mention Lionel Messi, who scored a hat-trick, but more surprising was the clean sheet, their third in a row in the league for the first time since March. “We are on a positive run,” Gerard Pique said. “We are playing better, conceding less and scoring goals, it’s all very positive.”But after Thomas Vermaelen, their fourth-choice central defender, hobbled off with a calf strain, the Barca board moved on Thursday to sign on loan Colombian international Jeison Murillo despite the 26-year-old having played only one La Liga match all season.Ernesto Valverde had already switched to three at the back after Nelson Semedo withdrew last-minute due to pain in his knee.And now Vermaelen is expected out for at least a month while Samuel Umtiti, Pique’s principal partner, is in Qatar, hoping to find a solution to his own niggling injury to his knee. The Frenchman’s return date is unknown.That leaves Clement Lenglet, who is experiencing a predictably up-and-down debut season, and Pique, who has improved in recent weeks, but started the season off the pace, like a 31-year-old with his sharpest days behind him.“It can’t be that we concede every game,” Messi said in October. “We have to be stronger defensively. We are following a year when it was very hard to score against us.”Barca are still three points clear at the top of the table, although 11th in terms of goals conceded and, given Real Madrid have changed coach and Atletico Madrid won just one away game all season, they might have hoped for a heftier cushion.In the past, Valverde could have looked within for cover but Barca’s youth ranks are not as prolific as they once were. Oscar Mingueza, Chumi Brandariz, Jorge Cuenca and Ronald Araujo are all defenders for the club’s B team but none, seemingly, are deemed ready to step up.Instead, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive, with a replacement sought in January ahead of the start of the knock-out stages of the Champions League.– Defensive leaks-Lyon were the opponents drawn for the round of 16 on Monday and the French side have already proven themselves dangerous against Manchester City in the group stages. Memories remain fresh too of the four goals Barca conceded against Roma on their way out of the quarter-finals in April.Valencia’s Jeison Murillo, the 26-year-old Colombian, appears most likely to come in but he will do well to find his feet straight away. The demands on playing style at Barcelona are unique and most recruits need time to adapt.The defensive leaks have other sources too, namely in midfield, where Sergio Busquets has sometimes looked sluggish, particularly when team-mates have been caught upfield and opponents pour forward on the counter-attack.Adrien Rabiot is expected to join from Paris Saint-Germain, where his contract expires next summer, but his arrival would likely come in June not January.Celta Vigo could prove generous opponents on Saturday, given their tendency is to retain possession and attack. Ninth in the table, they boast the third most goals scored, as well as the fourth most conceded.There is also Messi, who tends to make light of deficiencies at the back. He scored three and set up two more against Levante to take the Ballon d’Or’s fifth best player to 20 goals in 19 games this season. His 34 in 68 last season saw him collect Europe’s Golden Shoe award on Tuesday.“The truth is I had no idea that all this would happen when I started,” Messi said.Real Madrid’s involvement in the Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi offers Barcelona, and the chasing pack, a chance to extend the gap before the winter break.Atletico and Sevilla are both two points ahead of Real and three off the lead. Diego Simeone’s side face Espanyol, who could have gone top last month but have lost five games in a row since. Sevilla travel to 16th-placed Leganes on Sunday.Fixtures (all times GMT)FridayGirona v Getafe (1830), Real Sociedad v Deportivo Alaves (2000)SaturdayReal Betis v Eibar (1200), Atletico Madrid v Espanyol (1515), Barcelona v Celta Vigo (1730), Athletic Bilbao v Real Valladolid (1945)SundayValencia v Huesca (1100), Leganes v Sevilla (1515), Rayo Vallecano v Levante (1730)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Higher risk has lenders wary

first_img The stressed areas are the ones where buyers are stretching their finances the most to get into a house. Stepped-up scrutiny means lenders could be asking for more financial information from borrowers and seeking more detailed appraisals of property. Ela says it also means consumers now need to do more homework to find out whether they might be buying in a stressed area. The company’s site offers free education information and sells other information such as valuation reports. John Karevoll, an analyst at La Jolla-based DataQuick Information Systems, said this does not signal a major market turn. “This just means that more loans are now being flagged for further scrutiny than was the case six or nine months ago,” he said. “The loan applications may go through just fine.” Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The risk is based on a scale of 1, the lowest, to 100, the highest. At 6.72 the risk is highest in the Hanford and Corcoran area. The lowest is 0.80 in Orange County and San Diego. The risk factor in the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale area is 1.44, and in Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Ventura it is 1.12. The biggest jumps came in the Salinas and Santa Cruz-Watsonville areas, while the trend was down in rural areas north of Sacramento such as Chico and Yuba City, the company said. “While the levels may not look excessive, you have some markets where the risk is on the rise,” Ela said. Mortgage lenders in California are more critically scrutinizing loan applications now because of higher default risk resulting from a shift in sales patterns as the real estate market nears the end of its boom cycle, an industry tracker said Monday. During the second half of 2005, risk levels for new mortgages statewide increased 28.6 percent across California from the prior six months, said San Juan Capistrano-based The risk factor is lowest in coastal Southern California and the Bay Area, the company said. The highest risk factor is in rural Central Valley communities. This is the first time the company issued a risk report, so a historical comparison is not available, said company President Mike Ela. Previously, this information was only available to the industry. last_img read more


first_imgAllegations of sex abuse were made against pervert school caretaker Michael Ferry as far back as 1986 – almost 16 years before he was finally prosecuted.Gardai have confirmed complaints were made against Ferry by a boy when the pervert was working for youth group Foroige.It was not until 2002 that Ferry was first found guilty of sex crimes against young boys in the Gaoth Dobhair area. His then accuser decided not to name Ferry as the monster’s mother was very ill at the time and he did not want bring her further pain.A Garda in the area has now confirmed that a complaint was made against Ferry back in 1986.The Garda revealed how a number of children were interviewed about the complaint, but the complaint was then withdrawn, leaving them without their key witness.Meanwhile a local Garda familiar with the case said he was convinced Ferry was part of a paedophile ring operating in the area at the time.He pointed to the fact that Ferry photographed his victims while they were naked – a hallmark of paedophile rings.The man who first came out against Ferry and brought him to court in 2002 recently told of his trauma at the hand’s of the evil caretaker.The man, who now lives in the south of the country, revealed how Ferry used to teach him karate and got him into holds which he could not get free from.The man, who was just 15 at the time, said Ferry did not rape him but he was sexually molested at least 30 times.The man also revealed how he regularly saw convicted sex offender Fr Eugene Greene at Colaiste Cholmcille when Ferry worked there.Ferry was jailed for 18 years recently when he admitted to 38 sample charges against four boys including rape and charges of production of child pornography.EndsPERVERT FERRY WAS INVESTIGATED BY GARDAI AS FAR BACK AS 1986 was last modified: August 1st, 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:colaiste cholmcilleMichael Ferrylast_img read more