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Real Madrid in draw for 7-team Club World Cup

first_imgCarpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LOOK: Jia Morado gets game-worn jersey from longtime volleyball idol LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The Copa Libertadores champion will represent South America in the semifinals against the African champion or the winner of a preliminary-round game between Al Ain and Oceania champion Team Wellington. Al Ain will enter as the host nation’s champion, joining the six continental champions.FIFA wants to launch a 24-team Club World Cup in 2021.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ The FIFA Club World Cup Original Trophy is displayed during the Official Draw for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)ZURICH — Real Madrid will face either the champions of Asia or Mexican club Guadalajara in the Club World Cup semifinals.FIFA made the draw Tuesday for the seven-team tournament, which will be played from Dec. 12-22 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Your Service to Your Country Is Invaluable

first_imgSince 1957, February 11 each year is celebrated as Armed Forces of Liberia’s Day, set aside by an act of the Legislature to be celebrated as a national holiday. But for Montserrado Electoral District #2 Lawmaker, the AFL deserves being celebrated everyday of the year, even if such celebration means just a line in every day’s prayer.Representative Sekou S. Kanneh made the assertion over the weekend in Monrovia in a brief chat with journalists. The chat was meant to express his appreciation for the appointment and taking over of Liberia’s first post-conflict citizen-Chief of Staff for the AFL; describing the move by the Liberian government as a single most significant strive in recent times towards empowering Liberians to take over their own governance.Brigadier General Daniel Dee Ziankhan was appointed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and took over the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) as Chief of Staff from Nigerian Army Major General Suraj A. Abdurrahman, who served that post since June, 2007.According to Rep. Kanneh, the appointment of a Liberian- Army Chief of Staff will serve as a serious motivator to AFL soldiers’ current state of mind in the defense of their country and people. “Now, the soldiers see a friend, a brother and a comrade whom they’ve known and trained with during the years. The soldiers know him and believe in him. That is what is most needed in any organization. This is a plus for all men and women in arms,” the Honorable Lawmaker said.“Although I couldn’t make it at the official celebrations, seeing the soldiers do what they did, no one has to guess it. Liberia truly now has an army it can rely on. They are discipline, they are trained and they are our own; and that is what we as Liberians need to understand and accept most: ‘that the army is what we’ve got and that it is what we must build to be what it ought to be; to be that force for good; to be that force that dares to defend,” the Montserrado Lawmaker emphasized as he watched local television stations relay AFL soldiers parade the streets of Monrovia.“All that I can say to these men and women in arms is that their service to their country is invaluable. Nothing is compared to their service. We love them and we appreciate them,” the lawmaker ended.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Off field drama won’t affect us, says Kerr

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 18- Despite a tough three-weeks with off the pitch shenanigans threatening to derail their otherwise brilliant season, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says the team’s focus will not be deterred ahead of Wednesday evening’s CAF Confederation Cup Group D clash with Tanzania’s Yanga at Kasarani.Before departing for Tanzania for the CECAFA Kagame Cup, Gor Mahia players had staged a go slow demanding unpaid allowances and the drama followed them all the way through to Tanzania where they were ultimately suspended from the tournament after refusing to pick their third placed team medals. But on Wednesday, the team switches its attention to a competition that has the potential to re-write their club history.“Whatever happened in the past is in the past and we have to concentrate on the job at hand. We have had our issues off the field which have psychologically affected the players, but we need to look at what’s ahead of us and keep working for it,” the tactician noted.Captain Harun Shakava affirmed that the players have their eyes fixed on the prize and have put the woes that wobbled their ship over the past month behind their back.Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava trains at the Kasarani Stadium on July 17, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We met the chairman on Monday evening and he talked to us as players and he assured us that our grievances will be addressed. We hope it comes into action but for us, our focus is on this game and getting the three points,” the captain noted.Gor Mahia are pegged second in the standings with two points off back to back draws against leaders USM Alger and Rayon Sport and a win on Wednesday will be a huge step towards qualifying for the quarter finals of the competition.“It is a very important game to both teams because everyone wants the three points. But I believe my players are motivated as they go into this game and they are focused and in the right mentality,” the tactician noted.He expects a tough challenge from Yanga who have vowed to give their all for three points in Nairobi and has cautioned his players to ensure they start the game early and make use of the chances they create.“We have always created chances, we have dominated games. Against Rayon we should have won, at home against USM we should have also won looking at the chances we had. We have worked on a few things in training and hopefully they show on the pitch,” the coach noted.Gor Mahia’s Ephraim Guikan vies for the ball with USM Alger’s Mohammed Bekhenmassa during a CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe is however wary that their tough fixture line up might come to bite as they will be playing their seventh game in less than three weeks.“Sometimes it is very difficult to work on things because you have to play, recover, then play again. But we gave the players some two days off just after CECAFA and we hope it helped them relax and they will be fresher coming into this game,” the coach noted.The team will be without defender Joash Onyango who is suspended having picked up a red card against USM Alger and Kerr is expected to fill his void with Charles Momanyi.“Shakava and Joash have been fantastic; Charles has been outstanding with his attitude and professionalism. He has not held his head down when we needed him. Joash is devastated he is not playing but Charles can fill that gap,” the coach said.Meanwhile, the tactician says he is pleased with the playing surface at Kasarani which will be hosting it’s first game since the tie against USM Alger in May.The pitch had been closed down so the grass grows well after being hurriedly opened for the Hull City friendly match.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Reports – Newcastle and PSV Eindhoven in advanced talks over midfielder

first_imgNewcastle are closing in on PSV Eindhoven captain Georginho Wijnaldum with the two clubs in advanced talks over the Dutchman’s transfer, according to reports.PSV are demanding a fee of around £14m and Newcastle are the only club to come close to matching their valuation of the player – although no bid has been made yet.New Magpies boss Steve McClaren is keen to make a player he knows well from his time in Holland his first signing since taking over at St. James’ Park.Wijnaldum scored 16 goals for the Dutch champions last season. He has also been capped 19 times by Holland.The 24-year-old would join compatriots Tim Krul, Darryl Janmaat, Vurnon Anita and Siem de Jong on Tyneside should he move to Tyneside. 1 PSV Eindhoven captain Georginio Wijnaldum last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 24

first_imgThis Sunday morning on Sportsday we looked back on day two of the Second Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford. We also reviewed yesterday’s Tour de France action as Chris Froome is set to become the first Briton to win three Tour de France titles after safely negotiating a rain-soaked penultimate stage in the Alps.And we also look back on the Anniversary Games as Mo Farah ran the fastest 5,000m of 2016 to storm to victory in his last race before the Rio Olympics.All brought to you by Dan Windle and the team.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp plays down Sakho rift and hints defender will STAY at Liverpool

first_img1 Mamadou Sakho in action for Liverpool Jurgen Klopp has offered Mamadou Sakho some reassurances over his Liverpool future after the defender was sent home from the tour of the United States.The centre-back was ordered to return to Melwood to continue his rehabilitation from an Achilles injury after being late on three separate occasions, which caused the Reds boss to question his attitude.However, Klopp said the France international’s punishment would not be extended beyond his exile from the pre-season trip and there was no question of him being sold.“Come on, it’s not (like that). Three times late, do you think I should (sell him)?” he said when asked what the future held for the 26-year-old.“No, it’s an issue – it’s not the biggest thing, it’s not the smallest thing – it’s how football works.“We have a few rules; a few from me, a few from the team.“When you want a great team then you have to do some things – if you don’t do it then I have to react.“I reacted – but nothing else. He missed three things he should not have missed, that is all, and that is why I sent him home.”Klopp added on Sky Sports: “Mama is not a bad guy, he’s a good person.“He’s not happy about the situation but it was my decision in this moment.“You can believe I didn’t want to do things like this, I like to be a nice guy until I can’t be a nice guy any more.“So he’s at home, we are here; we train here, he trains there. When we come to Liverpool again, then we’ll have a talk and we’ll see.”last_img read more

DONEGAL LIGHTHOUSE NAMED SECOND MOST BEAUTIFUL IN WORLD

first_imgFanad Lighthouse – picture by Flickr: my heimuA Donegal lighthouse has been named as the SECOND most beautiful lighthouse in the world.Fanad Lighthouse beat lighthouses from around the globe in a poll of stunning coastline structures.The building came second only to Lindau Lighthouse in Germany in the online poll carried in renowned website Mental Floss. The 90ft lighthouse was built in 1818 after a large ship sank off waters in Fanad in 1804.The lighthouse was manned by up to three lighthouse keepers and was electrified in 1975.More recently an allocation of €500,000 has been made towards the renovation of the lighthouse.It is hoped that a coffee and craft shop as well as accommodation can be provided for visitors.  DONEGAL LIGHTHOUSE NAMED SECOND MOST BEAUTIFUL IN WORLD was last modified: September 24th, 2013 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)last_img read more

Fatah cancels primary amid gunfire

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals At some of the roughly 190 Fatah polling stations that did open across Gaza, many voters found their names were not on registration lists or that they had been mistakenly registered at the wrong station. Fatah officials said it was their first experience holding a primary and that they had only a short amount of time to compile lists of the 200,000 eligible voters in Gaza. Fatah officials held an emergency meeting Monday afternoon and decided to cancel the primary, nullifying the votes already cast, according to a party statement. The primary would have to be rescheduled, possibly for Friday, Fatah spokesman Deab Allouh said, adding that the party’s candidates would have to be chosen by Saturday. It was unclear how officials could ensure that a new round of voting would go any smoother. KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip – The ruling Fatah Party canceled its primary in Gaza at the end of a full day of voting Monday after gunmen disrupted at least a dozen polling places, firing in the air and stealing some ballot boxes. The violence underscored Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ inability to maintain order in the Gaza Strip, or even in his own party, as Fatah tries to fight off a strong challenge from the Islamic Hamas group in the Jan. 25 parliamentary elections. The vote Monday was part of the first-ever primary held by Fatah, a democratic reform considered crucial to removing the taint of corruption from the party. Many young Fatah activists, long frozen out of power by entrenched party leaders, have insisted that transparent primaries – rather than secret back-room negotiations – determine the party’s legislative slate. Even before the voting began Monday, problems emerged. Technical glitches forced voting in the southern Gaza town of Rafah and areas of central Gaza to be postponed until Wednesday, Fatah officials said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man in serious condition following quad accident in Mountcharles

first_imgOne person has been hospitalised following a crash in Mountcharles on Sunday evening.The quad accident happened at 7pm on a local road at Mullanboys near Mountcharles.A man in his 40s sustained serious head injuries before being transferred to Letterkenny Hospital by emergency services. Gardai said they are treating the incident as a single vehicle collision while the area has been preserved for further examination.Man in serious condition following quad accident in Mountcharles was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Dark Energy May Be an Optical Illusion

first_imgCosmologists can get rid of the burden of their worst imponderable substance, dark energy, if they are willing to jettison the Copernican Principle.  Science Daily reported thinking by a team of Oxford physicists who make the apparent acceleration of the universe an artifact of our viewing position.  When distant galaxies are viewed without the assumption that earth occupies no privileged position, dark energy becomes unnecessary.    How radical is this suggestion?  It replaces one outrageous belief with one even more so: “Although dark energy may seem a bit contrived to some, the Oxford theorists are proposing an even more outrageous alternative,” the article said.  “They point out that it’s possible that we simply live in a very special place in the universe – specifically, we’re in a huge void where the density of matter is particularly low.  The suggestion flies in the face of the Copernican Principle, which is one of the most useful and widely held tenets in physics.”  This suggestion may “shock many scientists.”  The Oxford team hopes to test the idea.  See also the 03/15/2008 story about another team that called the Copernican Principle into question.It’s always error-prone to try to rescue a theory with ad hoc appeals to imponderable substances.  The Oxford team may be off the wall, but their off-the-wallness is only a matter of degree from the consensus theory of dark energy.  This article also points out that astronomers don’t know as much as they claim they do.  The uniform distribution of matter and the Copernican Principle are shown to be assumptions – not observations.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more