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May 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgBy Shravanth VijayakumarLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola about the Premier League’s packed fixture list, and the weather, if he goes ahead with his plan to join an English club.Guardiola has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City since the former Barcelona manager confirmed that he was leaving Bayern at the end of the season and was keen to work in England.The German team are enjoying the Bundesliga winter break and have not played a competitive game since Dec. 19. Liverpool will have played nine games during that period by the time the German champions resume their league campaign on Jan. 22.“That’s the thing, it’s the number of games, football, football, football. With a perfect pre-season you are prepared for a long, long journey,” Klopp told reporters.After Friday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw with fourth-tier Exeter City, Liverpool, who are eighth in the Premier League, host leaders Arsenal on Wednesday and bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday.Klopp, who has had to cope with a number of injuries to key players recently, is confident Guardiola will be able to deal with the workload and enjoy the experience of living in England.“What I can say about here is very positive, great country, great people, the food is much better than everybody said,” Klopp joked.“OK, the weather is not great – like everyone said!”last_img read more

January 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgMOST READ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Panama hosts Honduras on Tuesday, when Costa Rica is home against T&T.Mexico was trying to sweep the Americans in a qualifying cycle for the first time 1972. The U.S. was 0-19-1 in Mexico City — getting outscored 81-14 — before a 1-0 exhibition win in 2012. The U.S. held Mexico to 0-0 in qualifiers at Azteca in 1997 and 2013,With Estadio Azteca at 7,820 feet above sea level and just two off days between games, Arena paid close attention to recovery time and tested his roster’s depth.Bradley, one of just four holdovers in the U.S. starting lineup from Thursday night’s 2-0 home win over Trinidad, stunned the boisterous crowd of about 81,000. Hector Moreno passed to Hernandez, who passed back for Herrera in the center circle.Reading the play, Bradley quickly stepped up and knocked the ball toward Mexico’s goal. Bradley sprinted to catch up with the ball, and when he reached it lofted a right-footed shot from about 40 yards over goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa’s outstretched left arm and under the crossbar. An exuberant Bradley ran to the endline and raised the badge on his jersey to the several thousand red-white-and-blue-clad fans.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Carlos Vela tied the score in the 23rd minute with a 23-yard shot that beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan to the near post, and Hector Herrera nearly put El Tri ahead in the 71st with a 30-yard free kick that rebounded off the crossbar.With its second draw in three road qualifiers, the U.S. continued to recover from its awful 0-2 start last fall and prompted chants of “U-S-A!” from the American Outlaws section in the upper deck.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“It’s a shame to give away the goal that we did,” Bradley said. “Any time you can get a point here it’s great. … Now we can move ourselves forward.”Mexico leads the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region with 14 points, followed by Costa Rica (eight), the U.S. (seven), Panama (six), Honduras (four) and Trinidad and Tobago three. The top three advance to next year’s World Cup in Russia, and the fourth-place team faces Asia’s No. 5 nation in a playoff. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig incenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 He became just the fifth American to score at Azteca, joining Michael Orozco (2012), Charlie Davies (2009), Eddie Lewis (2005), Ricky Davis (1980), Willy Roy (1972).Bobby Wood failed in to knock in an open shot from close range that could have made it 2-0, and Vela scored on a counterattack. Ochoa made a long outlet throw to Hernandez, who passed to Vela on the right flank. He dribbled around DaMarcus Beasley and across the top of the penalty area, and from the arc beat Guzan.Fans booed and whistled “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as usual when the Americans play in Mexico, and there was an occasional T-shirt disparaging U.S. President Donald Trump.A downpour began during second-half injury time.Guzan took over in goal from Tim Howard, and Beasley, Tim Ream and Omar Gonzalez joined the back line in a 5-4-1 formation. Kellyn Acosta and Paul Arriola were in midfield and Wood at forward. In addition to Bradley, 18-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic remained in the lineup along with right back DeAndre Yedlin and center back Geoff Cameron.Beasley at 35 became the first American to appear in qualifiers of five World Cup cycles. He had not started for the U.S. since the October 2015 loss to Mexico in a playoff for a Confederations Cup berth..Mexico was trying to sweep the Americans in a qualifying cycle for the first time 1972.Bradley is encouraged by the Americans’ progress under Arena.“Look, we were pretty honest with ourselves and we had let a lot of little things drop,” he said. LATEST STORIES LeBron says he’d want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates United States’ Michael Bradley celebrates after scoring against Mexico during a World Cup soccer qualifying match at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY — Michael Bradley scored a stunning early goal from about 40 yards and the U.S. hung on for a 1-1 tie against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday night, gaining only its third point at Azteca Stadium as coach Bruce Arena changed seven starters and used a five-man defense to overcome the thin air and short recovery time.Bradley put the U.S. ahead in the sixth minute when he deflected a poor backpass by Mexican star Javier Hernandez and created his own breakaway.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

January 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgView comments MOST READ “We came in search of medal,” said Gretter, a 5-foot-1 (1.65-meter) point guard who has been called the Lionel Messi of Argentina’s basketball.“That hope for us is gone. It’s a tough situation…but we’re going to end this championship in the best possible way.”Coach Leonardo Costa said he was proud of the grit shown by his team. “We’re still hurting. We hope that tomorrow it can heal, but it was difficult,” he said. “We understood in the locker room that the best we could aim for is the fifth place and we’re aiming for that like the responsible team that we are. The girls are competing like it is back to day one.”Argentina team leader Hernan Amaya had resigned hours earlier, calling it “one of the saddest moments of his career” and taking responsibility for the mistake. But no one was pointing fingers at each other after Thursday’s game.“I’m not going to talk about Hernán…he’s like a dad to me,” said Débora González, who scored nine points against the USVI. “Everyone knows what they did and what they must do. We have to continue doing more so that Argentina’s basketball can be a winner… even if a thousand things happened to us, we love to wear this jersey.”ADVERTISEMENT No one knows exactly what went wrong. The Argentines were supposed to wear white jerseys as the away team but came onto the court in the Peruvian capital in blue, the same color as Colombia. They had 15 minutes to correct the mistake but couldn’t get the right shirts in time, leading to Colombia being awarded a walkover 20-0 victory.The embarrassing blunder prompted two senior team officials to resign and became a sad end to the medal hopes of a promising team. But “The Giants,” as they are best-known, grew even bigger with adversity and recovered with a resounding, even if symbolic triumph.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It was a very emotional game. We needed to show that we were going to fight until the end,” said Melissa Gretter, who scored eight points. “It was tough yesterday, but we knew we needed to change the chip. We knew that we had a game to play, and we wanted the victory.”Gretter tried to hold back tears in front of journalists until she broke down when she remembered the joy of her teammates when they flew on a plane from Buenos Aires to Lima for the beginning of the tournament. Argentina’s players watch the women’s basketball match against the Virgin Islands from the bench, at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Argentina’s women’s basketball team had to forfeit its match against Colombia at the Pan American Games on Wednesday for wearing the wrong uniform color. Argentina won today’s match against the Virgin Islands but is out of the medal rounds because of the uniform blunder. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)LIMA, Peru— After the final buzzer, the members of Argentina’s women’s basketball team huddled near the edge of the center circle and cried — even when they won.Their 73-59 victory over the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Pan American Games on Thursday was bittersweet. A day earlier, they had walked into the same court wearing the wrong uniform color and had been forced to forfeit their match against Colombia, and blocked from advancing to the medal rounds.ADVERTISEMENT Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogoncenter_img LATEST STORIES ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Rosie Ruiz, the infamous Boston Marathon course-cutter, dies at 66last_img read more

January 13, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Natural Resources Ministry is collaborating with the New Petroleum Producers Group to host a seminar on “Governance of the Petroleum Sector: Preparing for First Oil.”The group is organised by Chatham House – the Royal Institute of International Affairs, with support of the Commonwealth Secretariat, and Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI).The seminar is being held from November 17 to 18, 2016, and aims to enhance the capacity of Guyana as an emerging oil and gas producer to establish context-appropriate rules and institutions for good governance in its petroleum sector. This is a key component of Guyana’s efforts as it prepares for the impending oil production.The first day of the seminar is being geared to assist Government Ministries and Agencies with responsibility for various aspects of the petroleum sector, regulatory and development regime. Discussions will cover: Introduction to Oil and Gas, Good Governance; Petroleum Fiscal Systems design, and the establishment of a National Oil Company.The second day is designed specifically for Certified Accountants and Attorneys to provide insight on key elements of the oil and gas sector in relation to their areas of practice. Legal Frameworks, Contract Negotiation, Financial Risk Management, and Internal Controls for the oil and gas sector are among the topics for discussion.Sessions will be facilitated by a team of international experts and local participation will be enhanced by contributions from new and experienced petroleum producers and advisors from Ghana, Uganda, Suriname, Trinidad, Liberia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.The Natural Resources Ministry has since extended an invitation to Certified Accountants and Attorneys to attend the seminar that begins next Friday.last_img read more

January 10, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — A new executive director is at the helm of the Dawson Creek Art Gallery.Marsha Stewart, who is a native of Ontario and originally went to school to become a nurse, was announced as the gallery’s new director. Before arriving at the gallery, Stewart resided in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut and Finland, where she taught Kindergarten at an International School before heading back to Canada.While working a complex care children’s hospital, Stewart said she discovered Art Therapy and became captivated by the philosophy and benefits that art could offer. In 2011, Stewart and her husband were looking for a place to settle that included access to wilderness, hunting, and camping. She says that the opportunities for employment and unparalleled outdoor adventures offered in Northeast BC were irresistible and they have now made Doe River their home.- Advertisement -“The Executive Director role at the Art Gallery is truly a dream job for me,” said Stewart. “I’m so excited about the future of the Gallery and becoming part of the incredible – and growing! – art world that is so unique to Dawson Creek and the area.”last_img read more

January 6, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img For up-to-date news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PACOIMA – A parolee and suspected Pacoima gangster wanted in connection with a narcotics case was in custody today after his attempt to steal a car was foiled when he couldn’t shift it into gear, police said. After he failed to steal the car, police said, Hugo Guillen, 25, took off, then returned with a baseball bat and smashed out the windows of the 2007 Audi A4, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Mitzi Grasso. Police say the drama began just before 2 a.m. Sunday in the 9800 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Pacoima, police said. Guillen allegedly confronted a couple who were in their 20s and asked them where they were from, before hopping into the woman’s idling car, Grasso said. He was arrested nearby, after hiding nearby in a house, whose residents called 911. He was wanted in connection with a $50,000 warrant for a narcotics violation, Grasso said. Guillen has served four years in state prison on burglary, receiving a stolen car and grand theft convictions, according to records from the California Department of Corrections.last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSchool and some city officials, however, said they want police to first have “probable cause,” or a search warrant, before interviewing tagging suspects on school grounds. The difference between the two involves evidence. To meet the probable cause requirement, officers must have hard evidence against a student who has been tagging, but reasonable suspicion requires only that police have some evidence in order to search the person. “If your kid isn’t involved in any criminal element, we’re not going to search them,” said Navarro. “But if we do have things that constitute reasonable suspicion,” officers would want to search them, he said. Montebello Mayor Bob Bagwell said he worries about police having too great a presence on campuses. “I don’t like witch hunts,” said Bagwell. “I think that’s an infringement on everyone’s civil rights.” He said he believes officers should first get a search warrant before contacting students on campus. Martha Hernandez, 53, lives near Montebello High School and said she believes the police should be able to come onto the campus to pursue taggers. “Graffiti is all down this alley. They graffiti the people on the street right next to the school,” Hernandez said. “I’ve lived here all my life and it’s getting worse. “I think police should go in the schools and arrest them and make the parents liable. How else are the students going to learn?” Former Montebello High School student Caesar Cervin, 18, said police should not arrest taggers on campus. “School is the only environment they feel comfortable in,” said Cervin. “They’re going to feel like they are pursued by cops everywhere they go.” Bagwell said he plans to meet with both school and police officials this week to try to come to an agreement on the issue. “The district is looking at being cooperative in the areas of intervention and prevention,” said Henke. “Montebello police are looking at suppression,” he added. “The Police Department has their role, and therein lies the challenge – to meld those together to make the most effective method to a common goal, which is eradicating graffiti.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – Police and school officials are at odds over how best to combat teenage graffiti taggers. Montebello Unified School District officials said they want to focus on education programs to dissuade taggers. Police officials want school administrators’ permission to search hallways and lockers. Generally, they are seeking a stronger police presence on campuses. Both sides, however, said they hope to come to an agreement soon. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“We are concentrating on the areas of intervention and prevention,” said Robert Henke, assistant superintendent for pupil and community services for Montebello Unified, adding officials are providing counseling and after-school programs aimed at deterring graffiti. He said officials “would prefer” police not go onto campuses to make arrests “unless they have to.” Montebello police Detective Ismael Navarro said many taggers attend city schools, and police want to make it clear to them that they cannot bring spray paint and graffiti markers to class. “The schools are like a safe haven for taggers,” he said. “They’re in possession of graffiti implements and narcotics while they’re in school. This is where they hide. They know they can keep it in there.” Navarro said he believes the schools would benefit by allowing occasional searches by drug-sniffing dogs and letting officers interview students if they have a “reasonable suspicion” that a student is a tagger. last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In preparation for the 2008 presidential election, CNN hit Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday with its “Election Express” – a portable soapbox from which voters are encouraged to speak out on issues facing the nation. The van and CNN crew began in Seattle and are making their way across the country offering voter registration services and surveying people on their views, said CNN Board Ambassador Tony Paske. Plans call for broadcasting the segments as promotional spots and as part of regular CNN programming. The cross-country effort ends Nov. 7 in Washington, D.C. To offer some encouragement, the company is providing refreshments, T-shirts and campaign buttons with any phrase people can come up with. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsOn Tuesday, the CNN crew parked outside of Los Angeles City Hall was aided by students from Roosevelt and Wilson high schools and some local officials. Time Warner Cable also served as a co-sponsor. Among those urging increased voter participation were City Council members Wendy Greuel, Janice Hahn and Ed Reyes. “It was fun,” Hahn said after her brief segment. “I urged people to vote and said we could solve all our problems with a woman president.” (213) 978-0390last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has proposed reducing its budget and cutting jobs, while merging several committees to streamline its work. The bishops are considering eliminating 28 jobs and leaving unfilled 35 already vacant positions from the conference’s 225-member staff. Employees who remain would contribute more toward their health insurance. The restructuring would also reduce by half the 68 committees, subcommittees and task forces that carry out the conference’s work. The changes would reduce the conference’s financial dependency on the nation’s dioceses, which provide about 10 percent of the conference’s budget. The nation’s bishops are scheduled to vote on the proposal at their assembly in November in Baltimore. At previous national meetings, several bishops had asked for relief from annual conference payments for their financially struggling dioceses. Some bishops also demanded greater efficiency in conference projects. The proposed priorities for the conference include an initiative supporting marriage, attracting candidates to the priesthood and religious life, faith and sacraments, and human life and dignity.last_img read more

December 25, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgWASHINGTON – So much for the Republican charm offensive toward minorities. Black voters are far less likely to approve of the way President George W. Bush is doing his job than voters generally and they are more likely to feel that the country is on the wrong track, disheartening news for a Republican Party that has been trying to curry favor with minority voters in recent years. In what could be a particularly bad sign for Republicans in next week’s midterm elections, black voters also are more likely to say that the Iraq war was a mistake and that recent disclosures of scandal and corruption in Congress will be very important to their vote, according to an Associated Press-AOL Black Voices poll conducted Oct.23 through Monday. Black voters have historically voted Democratic, and their votes are critical to Democratic hopes to win tight Senate contests in Tennessee, Missouri and Virginia. On the issues, black voters were most likely to rate the economy and health care as extremely or very important to them personally. The AP-AOL Black Voices telephone poll of 900 black adults, 361 of whom are likely voters, was conducted by Ipsos. The margin of error for the full sample is plus or minus 3.5percentage points, 5percentage points for the black likely voters. The overall likely voter results are from an AP-AOL poll released last week. About nine of 10 black voters have gone for the Democrats in recent elections. Republicans, particularly party chairman Ken Mehlman, have tried to reach out to minority voters in recent years. Bush’s draw on the black vote inched up to a still-anemic 11percent in 2004. But since then the party has taken a hit because of widespread dissatisfaction with how the Bush administration responded to Hurricane Katrina last year. Only 38percent of blacks are confident the federal government would help them in a major disaster, according to the poll. And while the Republican Party has strongly pushed the candidacies of black Republicans in the coming elections, the survey offers little hope that black GOP candidates hold special appeal for minority voters. More than eight in 10 black likely voters say the race of the candidate makes no difference to them. “It just depends on their platform,” said Kassandra Williamson-Moore, a black Democrat from Indianapolis. “You can’t just vote strictly by race.”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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Unhappiness among black voters is reflected by L.C. Washington, a 41-year-old Democratic graduate student from Montgomery, Ala., who says Bush is “the worst president in history,” not to mention “the dumbest president I’ve ever seen – he’s the devil.” Washington lays blame for a laundry list of ills at the Republican Party’s doorstep. “Republicans are trying to win over black voters,” Washington said, but “not doing a good job. Doing a poor job – the war, gas prices, job losses and the layoffs.” Even among black Republicans, there clearly still is work for the GOP to do. “I don’t think Republicans are doing any kind of reaching out to African-Americans,” said 71-year-old L.D. Harper of Springfield Gardens, N.Y., who’s been a Republican since he was 18. While black voters say Republicans have done a poor job of representing their interests, they also have misgivings about the Democratic Party. Almost half of black voters said the Democratic Party takes their vote for granted; about one-third said the party has done a poor job of representing their interests. About a fourth of blacks said they weren’t confident their votes would be counted accurately. last_img read more