Last-gasp Ba goal sees Chelsea join Real in last four

first_imgChelsea substitute Demba Ba struck a dramatic late goal to seal a 2-0 home victory over Paris St Germain and a place in the Champions League semi-finals on the away goals rule on Tuesday.PSG were heading for a first appearance in the last four since 1995 when Ba bundled in a loose ball after 87 minutes to clinch the tie, which ended 3-3 on aggregate.Chelsea went ahead in a tense end-to-end battle at Stamford Bridge with a superbly-taken goal from substitute Andre Schuerrle after 32 minutes and they also hit the bar twice in two minutes early in the second half.PSG, who won the first leg 3-1, dominated early on and Edinson Cavani missed two good chances in the closing stages which added to the almost unbearable tension on the night.Chelsea, despite losing playmaker Eden Hazard to injury after 17 minutes when Schuerrle came on, finished strongly and were worthy winners on another memorable European night in west London.In the night’s other match, lacklustre Real Madrid edged past Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on aggregate after slumping to a 2-0 defeat on Tuesday to advance to the Champions League semi-finals and stay on track for their tenth crown.Two first half goals by Marco Reus, both coming from Real mistakes, gave Dortmund a deserved lead as the Spaniards, who had a penalty saved in the 17th minute, were left mesmerised by the Germans’ frantic pace.Real, with top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo left on the bench due a minor knee injury, saw their 3-0 advantage from the first leg in Madrid almost evaporate in a disastrous first half for them.Real, who twice lost to Dortmund in Germany in last season’s competition including a 4-1 thrashing in the first leg of their semi-final, briefly recovered in the second half before the Germans, last season’s runners-up, again surged forward, missing half a dozen clear scoring chances and also hitting the post.last_img read more

Moresby South’s 400 girls involved in FIFA games

first_imgThe countries under the care of the electorate will be Spain, Nigeria, Brazil, and France.Minister for Sports, APEC, and National Events, Justin Tkatchenko, said shirts will be printed with the flags of each country and given to the girls to wear as chaperones for each country.He said the teams will have about two to three days between matches and will have time to visit the city and so will be looked after by the girls.Selected communities have been tasked with each country and they are:Kone, Vanama, Ranuguri, Newtown (Spain)Rabuagnini, Kaugere, Badili, (Brazil)Wanigela, Koki, (Nigeria)Sabama, (France)Moresby North East and Moresby North West have also been allocated countries.last_img

SEA Games: Paalam gets back at 2017 tormentor, enters light flyweight final

first_imgLeonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down SEA Games: PH assured of silver in esports as Starcraft II bet advances Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With vengeance in mind, Paalam showcased his fire early on in their semifinals match, knocking down Redzuan in the early part of the first round.Paalam’s offense slowed down a bit in the second round but his defense was still impenetrable as he dodged and blocked whatever Redzuan mustered.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Yes, I was pumped up for this fight because I wanted to avenge my loss,” said Paalam in Filipino. “But we don’t hold the judges’ decision so what I did was do my part and train hard for this fight.”“I just implemented our game plan wisely because he beat me in Malaysia in my first SEA Games. The result was cooked up so I wanted to get back at him.” NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas MOST READ Carlos Paalam hurdles his first assignment in the Southeast Asian Games boxing. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Carlo Paalam found his retribution after scoring a unanimous decision win over Malaysia’s Muhamad Redzuan, 5-0, to barge into boxing men’s light flyweight final in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Friday at PICC Forum.Redzuan was the same boxer who eliminated Paalam in the 2017 SEA Games and relegated the 21-year-old Filipino to a bronze medal finish.ADVERTISEMENT Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) In the first fight of the day’s matches, the Philippines’ Aira Villegas lost to Thailand’s Nilawan Techasuep in the women’s bantamweight semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Personal vendetta by Ruel Johnson

first_imgDear Editor,My client, Coen Jackson, who is currently on Ministry of Education-sanctioned administrative leave, welcomes the referral to the Guyana Police Force of the allegation levelled against him by Ruel Johnson, Cultural Advisor to the Ministry of Social Cohesion.It is unfortunate that while this decision was made, and the matter now subject to investigation, Ruel Johnson continues to use social media and the mainstream media to peddle, poison, distort, accuse, try, convict, sentence, and condemn Mr Jackson, who is very much circumscribed by what he can say.In a letter in the media on November 25, 2017 under the imprimatur of Ruel Johnson, Johnson repeats against Mr Jackson certain allegations which are now under Police investigation.It is clear that the intention of Mr Johnson is to further influence and sway the Guyana Police Force’s investigation in a certain direction, in which Johnson has placed himself as the main actor/star boy in a developing plot.Johnson’s behaviour was well-calculated, organized, engineered, and promoted in social media to create a certain caricature of Mr Coen Jackson without any investigation. Again, this was a denial of due process, and it poisons the environment in which the police now has to investigate.Johnson has stated in his letter that he wants Mr Jackson to be charged under the Sexual Offences Act. Again, this is without any investigation being started or completed. Clearly, this is another example of Johnson’s disregarded and disrespect for natural justice, due process, and the rule of law.Mr Johnson opens himself to be questioned on whether or not he has bestowed upon himself the powers of an Emperor/Pharaoh/King, as he states in his letter that “a few trusted and properly vetted social workers and legal professionals ought to be recruited to investigate this matter.”If Mr. Johnson simply meant to launch a complaint, he could have done so in two or three paragraphs; but by inserting recommendations on how an investigation should be handled has tainted the process, denied Mr Coen Jackson due process, his natural justice rights, and has made a conclusion of the outcome; that is, Coen Jackson must be charged under the Sexual Offences Act.We welcome the statement of the GTU General Secretary Ms Coretta McDonald, who stated that it is too early to pronounce on the allegations made against Mr Coen Jackson, and she has criticised the very public manner in the reporting of the claim.We endorse as well Ms McDonald’s opinion/statement that the right approach had not been taken in addressing the allegation. Despite Ms McDonald’s public statement, Mr Johnson continues to operate unhinged, showing absolutely no respect or regard for due process and the rule of law.We also wish to highlight the comments made by Mr Mark Lyte of the Guyana Teachers’ Union, who stated that the GTU has never been tasked with defending Mr Coen Jackson on any report to them. It was pointed out at the press conference held by us on November 21, 2017 that there has never been a report of misconduct of any nature across all the teaching institutions he has been associated with, nor has he been ever dismissed for wrongdoing covering a 20-year period.Mr Jackson remains ready to cooperate fully with the Guyana Police Force, despite his grave concerns that the environment in which the police are now asked to operate has been poisoned and tainted by Mr Johnson’s continued campaign against him, for reasons which are very personal in nature.Sincerely,Attorneys at LawJerome Khan and Debra Khan, partnerslast_img read more


first_imgThe Rams evened the score though as Lucas Froese finished off a cross-crease pass from Steven Harland seven minutes later. Toronto sealed the victory just 20 seconds into overtime as Campagna went end to end, skated the puck into the crease but Rams netminder Taylor Dupuis poke checked it right to second-year defenceman Willy Paul, who buried it to seal the win.WATCH Matt Campagna goes end-to-end and Willy Paul finishes it off as MHKY defeats Ryerson 4-3 in OT! #WeAreTO @OUAsport @USPORTSca @UofT— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) January 28, 2018 With the win, Toronto’s fifth in their past seven games, the Blues improve to 9-14-1 and even the season series with Ryerson at 2-2. The Rams drop to 14-7-3 with four games remaining in the regular season. The game was tied at 1-1 at the first intermission. The Blues opened the scoring on their first powerplay opportunity of the game as Aidan Wallace tipped in a Matt Campagna point shot 8:56 into the first frame. Ryerson scored two goals 48 seconds apart, both off of turnovers in the Toronto zone, as Cavin Leth and Aaron Armstrong put the visitors up 3-1. The Rams were up 3-2 heading into the final frame. Story Linkscenter_img Box Score Third-year forward Matthew Campagna tallied four assists in leading the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Ryerson Rams on Saturday night (Jan. 27) at Varsity Arena. U of T would cut the deficit before the period ended. Third-year defenceman Matt Heffernan buried a long rebound off of a Casey Knight shot for his first goal of the season. Toronto evened the score midway through the third period as second-year defenceman Justin Brand finished off a nice tic-tac-toe passing play with Campagna and Max Lindsay. Rookie netminder Frederic Foulem made 13 saves before leaving the game due to injury. Veteran Andrew Hunt came in to finish the game and ended the night with 12 saves in the win. The Varsity Blues are back in action next Friday, February 2 as they head to Waterloo to take on the Laurier Golden Hawks. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m.  For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Peace Country River Rats raise $26,000 for new playground

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Peace Country River Rats held their annual Mother’s Day Dinner and Dance fundraiser two weeks ago.The River Rats raised a total of $26,000 to put towards a new playground at the Peace Island Park Pavilion.The event, which sold over 140 tickets, included dinner, dancing, a live auction, and entertainment performed by the Montney Coulees.- Advertisement – Second proposed design for the playground at Peace Island Park Pavilion. Photo by the Peace River Rats Facebook page.last_img

Jack Wilshere would be a PERFECT FIT for Man City or Man United, talkSPORT told

first_imgJack Wilshere would be a top signing for any of the Premier League’s top six sides, but would be a ‘perfect fit’ for Manchester City or Manchester United, Micky Gray has told talkSPORT.It remains uncertain whether the England international will have a future at Arsenal when he returns from a season-long loan spell at Bournemouth.Cherries boss Eddie Howe said only in February that he was keen for the out-of-favour Gunners man to remain at the south coast club on a permanent basis, but that interest has supposedly cooled in recent weeks with the midfielder being left out of their last two starting line-ups.Wilshere’s current Arsenal deal is due to expire in 2018, and it has been claimed he is considering his future at the Emirates after a promising season with Bournemouth which has seen him stay injury-free.Gray believes Manchester would be the perfect destination for the fit-again midfielder, and that signing him for £30m would still represent a bargain for a player who still has bags of potential.“Jack Wilshere is good enough to play in any of those top six sides,” Gray told talkSPORT host Jim White.“He’s played at the highest level internationally, he’s played Champions League football and he doesn’t ever really let anyone down when he plays.“If you want to buy English this summer, where else do you go? I think he’s the perfect fit for one of the Manchester sides.“You’re buying a 25-year-old player, who had experience but still has his best years ahead of him. He’s still got another seven or eight years.“I think he’d be at a decent price. If you have to go and pay £25m or £30m for Jack Wilshere, that’s still a bargain!”last_img read more

Fingerprint nails illegal migrant

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’But now, as part of a post-Sept. 11, 2001, crackdown, the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department are working to give local authorities rapid access to fingerprint data that can help determine if suspects under arrest are in this country illegally. “It has been a tremendous advantage to local law enforcement,” said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Larry Bryant, who manages the database. “There would be a very good chance these people would be undetected and be released if we didn’t have this capability.” The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and nearly 50 other Southern California police and law enforcement agencies have been given rapid access to federal records on criminal immigrants. So have the police in Boston and Dallas. The U.S. government intends to make information available to all local law enforcement agencies in the nation within two years to help catch criminal immigrants, people with ties to terrorist groups, and others who pose a threat. “We need more people on the ground with information who can act,” said Robert Mocny, acting director of the Home Security visitor-technology program. Civil-rights advocates worry that enlisting local authorities could chill relations in communities where police rely on immigrants to come forward with information about crimes without fearing their own status will be checked. “The No. 1 tool law enforcement uses to solve crimes is law enforcement-community cooperation,” said John Trasvi Ina, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. In Los Angeles County, Bryant said there is no indication officers have arrested people just to check their immigration status. “We’ve got better things to do,” he said. This year, federal authorities have placed immigration holds on more than 6,700 inmates in jails operated by the Sheriff’s Department, according to the government. Since police in Los Angeles County started using the database in September, they have identified and detained about 130 illegal immigrants with criminal records. Among them were: A 31-year-old Mexican national deported in 1999 after being convicted of attempted extortion. He was arrested in East Los Angeles in September on suspicion of the same crime. A 36-year-old Mexican man with convictions for burglary and taking a car without consent. He was twice deported, and caught once attempting to cross the border. In September, he was arrested by the Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of carrying a concealed or loaded firearm registered to someone else. In most cases, local authorities cannot legally hold suspects longer than four hours before releasing them on bail or with a citation, Bryant said. However, it often took the FBI and state agencies longer than that to check a suspect’s fingerprints and return results, he said. The new database – housed in the Sheriff’s Department and accessible to other law enforcement agencies in the county – cuts that time to minutes. If there is a match, the agency contacts a federal law enforcement center in Burlington, Vt., to request an immigration hold. The suspect is turned over to federal authorities only after the local case has been resolved. Palacios faces charges of failing to register as a sex offender and using fake citizenship papers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jesus F. Palacios was arrested last month after sheriff’s deputies spotted him trying to jimmy a car door. Using newly acquired access to federal immigration files, they scanned his fingerprints into a database at the police station and instantly determined the 30-year-old Mexican was a previously deported illegal immigrant with a criminal record. Deputies alerted federal authorities and got an order to hold Palacios on suspicion of immigration violations. He had been removed from the U.S. at least three times after being convicted of child molestation and grand theft auto. In the past, suspects like Palacios may have been freed on bail as deputies waited for hours for federal and state officials to do a background check. last_img read more

Drogba hails ‘nice guy’ Peter Crouch following news of his retirement

first_imgCongratulations on a fantastic career, @petercrouch, and thank you for spending some of it with us! 💙#Pompey— Portsmouth FC (@Pompey) July 12, 2019 Congratulations on a great career & the next one should be fun 👌— Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) July 12, 2019 getty The striker, who featured at the 2006 World Cup, also spent time with Southampton, Portsmouth and Stoke before finishing with a brief spell at Burnley last season.Announcing his decision in the Daily Mail, Crouch wrote: “I have had 23 years to prepare for this moment but, now it is here, you realise nothing can prepare you at all. “The time has come refer to myself as a ‘former footballer’; this incredible journey I have been on since I was 16 is over.”Drogba, who shared the pitch numerous times with Crouch during his time in the Premier League said on Twitter: “Quality player and a nice guy his finishing was on (target) Enjoy it” @petercrouch. 2 latest Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Drogba hailed Crouch on Twitter deals That’s a shame Peter, could’ve seen you nodding in from a last minute Charlie Adam corner to give Steve Bruce’s Newcastle a consolation goal in their 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United but all the best.— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 12, 2019 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa getty images – getty TROPHY JIBE The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Chelsea legend Didier Drogba led the tributes to Peter Crouch following his retirement from football.Crouch, who played for a number of clubs including Tottenham and Liverpool, called time on a playing career that spanned more than two decades.It also saw him win 42 caps for England, netting 22 times to make him their tenth highest scorer. LATEST Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea center_img 468 #PL apps108 #PL goals58 #PL assists7 #PL clubs1 Robot celeb 🤖Thank you, @petercrouch! 👏— Premier League (@premierleague) July 12, 2019 REVEALED Quality player and a nice guy his finishing was on 🎯Enjoy it @petercrouch 👌🏾— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) July 12, 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ punished Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Congrats on a beautiful career @petercrouch. Though we didn’t play a lot against each other, I’ll cherish our photos together.— Marten de Roon (@Dirono) July 12, 2019 Peter Crouch has retired from football Congratulations from everyone at the club. We’ll always remember your short time with us fondly. No excuse to not pay us a visit now!#DHFC💖💙— Dulwich Hamlet FC (@DulwichHamletFC) July 12, 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Congratulations on a brilliant career, Peter! All the very best in retirement 👏— England (@England) July 12, 2019 🔴 134 games⚽ 42 goals Thanks for the memories, @petercrouch ❤️All the best in your retirement 🙌— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 12, 2019 Among the farewell messages, former Middlesbrough player Martin de Roon posted a hilarious picture of himself and Crouch, who has had his height exaggerated for the purpose of the joke, despite already standing 6ft 7.Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara sent a good luck post, while Liverpool and Portsmouth both wished their former player all the best.Here are some of the best messages sent to Crouch on social media. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Congratulations on a top career, Peter. Have a good retirement.— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) July 12, 2019 2 boost— Sharon Davidovitch (@sDavidovitch) July 12, 2019last_img read more

Man City ‘consider Bayern Munich star as Leroy Sane replacement’

first_imgMan City could sign Kingsley Coman as a replacement for Leroy Sane next summer, according to reports.Sane continues to be heavily linked with a big-money move to Bayern, despite being sidelined with a serious knee injury. update Getty Images – Getty Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti statement Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future stalemate During his time as Bayern manager, Pep Guardiola signed Coman on a two-year loan from Juventus in 2015, before his move was made permanent two years later.Sane was left out of big games by Guardiola last season, and often found himself behind Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez in the pecking order.A move back to Germany could appeal to Sane, who joined City in a £37million deal from Schalke in 2017. rookie error Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ The Germany winger tore his anterior cruciate ligament in City’s Community Shield win over Liverpool in August, just days before the start of the Premier League season.But his injury has not appeared to cool Bayern’s interest.Sky Sports claim City are considering a move for Coman if Sane moves to the Bundesliga champions. Coman has been a mainstay in the Bavarians’ team this season, but has just two goals and assists each to his name so far. Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule on target targets Getty – Contributor Kingsley Coman worked with Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich LATEST Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff latest appointed PEP TALK Leroy Sane is expected to return to action before the end of the season Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS last_img read more