Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Coach Thomas Tuchel, hired after predecessor Unai Emery went out in the last 16 two years running, clung hopefully to the idea his side played better over the two legs in what he describe as a “crazy” match.“It’s very hard to lose and very hard to accept,” he said. “We didn’t deserve to go out after 180 minutes.”Referee Damir Skomina awarded United’s penalty after a lengthy video review that showed defender Presnel Kimpembe jumping up to block Diogo Dalot’s shot with his elbow.Rashford kept his nerve for the spot kick, blasting the ball past Gianluigi Buffon to send the United fans to his left into raptures.“The kid is fearless. He’s got no doubt. Slotted it in. Brilliant,” Solskjaer said. “I hope (the penalty) was the right decision.”ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Porto beats Roma 3-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals Tuchel refused to blame VAR.“I’m a big supporter of VAR and I stay a big supporter. With the hand it’s a super difficult thing because there are too many points: do we punish it or not punish it?” he said. “I think it’s a 50-50 decision, it’s difficult. There are reasons why you can give this penalty.”Neymar, who is recovering from injury and watched on in horror from the sideline as the penalty was taken, disagreed. He blasted the officials angrily on his Instagram account.“This is a disgrace!” he wrote. “And they put four guys that do not understand football to watch it in slow motion.”Neymar also aimed an expletive at the officials.United’s players were far happier after a ninth straight away win.As they sprinted to celebrate with their fans at the final whistle, Kimpembe lay flat on the ground for several moments as a stunned Parc des Princes crowd looked on in disbelief.VAR played a key part in the night’s other match, too. Alex Telles scored a penalty in extra time to send Porto into the quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over Roma, overturning a one-goal deficit from the first leg. He converted the spot kick after Alessandro Florenzi had been penalized following a review.United were only given a slim chance going into the game, with Solskjaer’s task made even harder by the fact that 10 of his players were either injured or suspended. That included midfielder Paul Pogba, who was sent off at Old Trafford.“Everything seemed to be against us, but we’re used to that,” Rashford said. “We showed what we’re about today and got the result we needed.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ ManU’s Marcus Rashford, left, celebrates after scoring his side’s third goalduring the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, March. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS, France—Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed he’s still a specialist in delivering last-minute victories for Manchester United in the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain, though, remains a specialist in failure on Europe’s biggest stage.Marcus Rashford’s injury-time penalty sent Solskjaer’s revitalized side through to the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, securing a 3-1 win at PSG to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg.ADVERTISEMENT United was handed an immediate lifeline when PSG gifted United striker Romelu Lukaku a second-minute opening goal. The burly Belgium striker intercepted a back pass from Thilo Kehrer, rounded Buffon and slid the ball in from a tight angle.Left back Juan Bernat equalized for PSG in the 12th, turning in a cross at the back post after Kylian Mbappe got behind United’s static defense.Then, the hugely experienced Buffon spilled a low shot from Rashford and Lukaku turned in the rebound.“We agreed that when Marcus steps out on the press that I would follow,” Lukaku said. “I told him every time he shoots I’ll follow the ball.”Sensing Buffon’s uncertainty, Rashford fired another shot just wide as United finished the first half strongly.PSG’s defense was having another one of its bad nights, a recurring theme during the knockout stages of a competition it has never won.Therefore PSG played tentatively during the second half, knowing United needed only one goal to qualify on the away goals rule.PSG winger Angel Di Maria scored with a delightful clip over the advancing De Gea after being put though by Mbappe’s clever flick in the 56th. But it was ruled out for offside.Mbappe remained PSG’s biggest threat, and his pace took him clear through on goal with six minutes left only for the France star to stumble and for Bernat to smack the loose ball against the post. View comments Solskjaer, who scored an injury-time winner in the final to cap a late comeback for United in 1999, oversaw more late drama 20 years later. It was the first time in Champions League history that a team lost the first leg at home by a two-goal margin and still went through.United has yet to confirm whether Solskjaer will get the job on a full-time basis, despite the former Norway striker having completely transformed the side after replacing Jose Mourinho. This win, though, will have strengthened his chances considerably — although Solskjaer isn’t taking anything for granted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s been a fantastic time with the players and the staff I’ve got,” Solskjaer said. “I’m going to enjoy my job as long as I’ve got it. … I’m going to smile.”For PSG, there was only reason for despair. The big-spending French club once again fell apart in a favorable position, two years after also making history in the last 16 by throwing away a 4-0 lead against Barcelona and losing 6-1 in the return leg. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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December 29, 2019
Juventus are leading Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for teen sensation Gabriel Jesus.The 19-year-old, who has been dubbed ‘the new Neymar’, has been wowing scouts in Brazil with his performances for Palmeiras.Arsenal and Manchester United have been watching the forward, as have Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, it is Juventus who are currently winning the race for Jesus.The Italian champions have opened talks with Palmeiras and negotiations are progressing well ahead of a £20m move.Arsenal and Manchester United still have a chance to snap up Jesus – but they have been urged to move quickly by the player’s agent. Gabriel Jesus in action for Palmeiras 1
December 29, 2019
Listen back to some of the highlights of another top week on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.The Moose sets Alan and Quinny a musical challenge, Ray Wilkins hails John Terry’s new Chelsea deal, while Olly Murs talks Soccer Aid and Manchester United.
December 26, 2019
SURE there’s a smile to the warm the heart of a proud mother.Rory Gallagher and Senegal Jimmy made sure Rory’s mum got the warmest of welcomes in Lanzarote this week.And they’ll all be cheering on Donegal from Rory’s pub on the island this Sunday. Suspect a certain song might get a good airing? MAMMY’S WINNING MATCHES! RORY LAYS ON LANZAROTE WELCOME (AND JIMMY) FOR MUM was last modified: July 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
December 21, 2019
Brentford beat QPR at Griffin Park earlier this seasonKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 12 March 2016Referee: Fred Graham (Stanford-le-Hope, Essex)Match in a nutshell: The first QPR-Bees derby at Loftus Road since 2003 sees Rangers looking to build on successive home wins against an out-of-form Brentford.Five key battles: Including Matt Phillips v Jake BidwellInjuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Grant Hall (foot), Ben Gladwin (knee).BRENTFORDRuled out: Maxime Colin (groin), Lewis MacLeod (knee), Andreas Bjelland (knee), Scott Hogan (knee). Possible line-upsQPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Hill, Angella, Perch; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Chery, Hoilett; Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Konchesky, Kpekawa, Tozser, Diakite, Luongo, Petrasso, Grego-Cox, El Khayati, Mackie, Washington.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, Dean, Barbet, Bidwell; McCormack, Woods; Saunders, Judge, Swift; Vibe Subs from: Bonham, Clarke, O’Connell, Onariase, Kerschbaumer, McEachran, Gogia, Canos, Hofmann, Djuricin. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: W L W D D (8 points)Home: W W L W D (10 points)Brentford total: L L W L L (3 points)Away: L L L W L (3 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 10; Chery 7, Phillips 7; Emmanuel-Thomas 5, Hoilett 5, Polter 5; Onuoha 3; Angella 1, Fer 1, Hill 1, Tozser 1.Brentford: Judge 14; Vibe 7; Swift 6; Canos 4, Djuricin 4, Hofmann 4; Bidwell 2, Gray 2; Barbet 1, O’Connell 1, Saunders 1, Tarkowski 1, Woods 1.Last five meetings30 October 2015: Brentford 1 QPR 013 February 2004: Brentford 1 QPR 110 November 2003: QPR 1 Brentford 018 April 2003: Brentford 1 QPR 220 December 2002: QPR 1 Brentford 1QPR 2 wins, Brentford 1 win, 2 drawsSee also:Bees boss Smith targets loan signingsQPR’s Luongo expected to be fit for derbyQPR v Brentford: five key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
December 18, 2019
Eskom electricity pylons march across thelandscape in KwaZulu-Natal. The gameSave It! is part of the government’snational energy efficiency campaign,launched in 2008.(Image: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS • Bheki KhumaloHead of Communications, Dep’t of Energy+27 12 679 9037 or +27 82 773 2388• Laura HallamInternational Brand Manager and PR, MXit+27 21 888 7024 or +27 84 575 5127 USEFUL LINKS• Department of Minerals and Energy• Save It! – energy efficiency campaign• MXit• AirgamesJanine ErasmusSouth African children are learning early about the benefits of saving electricity, and having fun at the same time, thanks to a new internet- and mobile-based game distributed and promoted by the national Department of Energy.Save It! – which teaches children about energy efficiency in the home – was launched by Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters at the Tygerkloof Combined School in Vryburg, North West province, during August 2009.The game, designed and developed by Johannesburg-based Airgames, is part of government’s national energy efficiency campaign implemented in 2008 to deal with energy supply problems in the wake of the power crisis of late 2007 and early 2008.The campaign centres on energy demand management, which is driven by national power utility Eskom and seeks to influence the pattern of end-usage, thereby helping consumers to use their energy more efficiently and save costs.Pushing their buttonsThe energy department has taken the logical step of reaching out to youngsters on a platform they can easily access and relate to – gaming and social media.At the Vryburg launch Peters said her department was excited with the development, as it used new media to connect with today’s techno-savvy generation.“Reaching the hearts and minds of South Africans starts with reaching the youth,” she said. “We hope that they will take what they have learnt into their homes, their schools and, ultimately, into the future.”Young gamers can play Save It! on their mobile phones or computers. A web browser is all that’s needed for the computer. On phones, users must first install the MXit instant messaging and chat application – although given MXit’s popularity among South African teenagers, chances are good they will have it already.MXit was developed in South Africa and is now used in over 120 countries around the world. It currently has over 14-million users, most of them in South Africa. With 25 000 users signing up every day, MXit is one of the largest mobile communities in the world.MXit is keen to demonstrate its usefulness as more than just a chat room and messaging service. The company has come in for some criticism especially with regard to the safety of its young users, but has recently made a number of improvements, such as implementing stricter rules with regard to personal behaviour, profanity filers and moderation in chat rooms, and a facility that enables users to ban others they consider troublesome.MXit also actively engages with schoolchildren to raise their awareness of staying safe online.Media analyst Arthur Goldstuck applauded the Save It! idea, but added the department was missing out on a large portion of its target audience because primary schoolchildren do not use MXit as extensively as their high school fellows.“The initiative is visionary in that it tries to talk to children where they are, rather than trying to attract them to a government portal, which would seem an alien environment to them,” Goldstuck said.Superhero teamIn the game children play as one of three superheroes – Captain Watt and his trusty sidekicks Dyna-Mo and Miss X-Static – to fight against the evil Energy Guzzler, the monster that is using all the electricity in their homes. Their mission is to save as much electricity as they can in the home while outmanoeuvring the wasteful Guzzler, who is bent on undoing the hard work.After each action, for example, switching off a light, players get a pop-up explanation of the benefit to the environment and the electricity bill. In this way the eco-friendly message is reinforced. At the end of the game they can submit their score via e-mail and compare themselves with other players.Save It! is available as a free download through MXit Tradepost, the application’s e-commerce section. Users can also play online for free on the national energy efficiency campaign’s website.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 18, 2019
The Intel International Science andEngineering Fair held in California thismonth saw two South African studentswalk away with top awards.(Image: Intel)MEDIA CONTACTS• Gail DundasIntel Corporation+503 816 2382RELATED ARTICLES• Top award for Rhodes scientist• SA biologist wins thesis award• SA scientists win AU award• SA hosts world science meetNosimilo RamelaSouth African students Danielle Boer and Alessio Giuricich were awarded top prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in California on 13 May 2011.The two received awards for their innovative, independent research on dealing with social challenges through science.The ISEF is the world’s largest international high school science competition, which provides a platform for grade nine to 12 students from around the world to present their independent research. Awards are made in the form of bursaries, scholarships and prize money.Boer, from St Dominic’s Academy in Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal, received a special nod in the sociology subcategory for her study on how to increase the productivity of factory workers by using music. She received a bursary worth R42 000 (US$6 063) to fund her tertiary education.Giuricich from Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town received R7 000 ($1 010) in prize money for winning the special award in the behavioural sciences subcategory for a project that studied sugar dependence among adolescents. He also came second in the Intel Grand Awards, taking home an additional R10 500 ($1 516).Supporting innovationThe competition is jointly funded by Intel and the Intel Foundation, with additional awards and support from corporate, academic, and government organisations.“We champion the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair because we believe that math and science are imperative for innovation,” said Shelly Esque, vice-president of Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group. “This global competition features youth trying to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through science.”The two South African students beat over 7-million of their peers who competed in local science fairs with the hope of reaching the ISEF. Only 1 500 youngsters from around the world were invited to the ISEF to share their ideas and present their cutting-edge research, thereby standing a chance to win awards and scholarships.“This global competition features youth trying to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through science, and we’re very proud of the South African learners who excelled in the international stage of the competition,” said Parthy Chetty, head of Intel SA.Chetty credited hard work and gruelling hours of research on their projects as key to the students’ achievements.ISEF chose their finalists from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions, and territories, including, for the first time, France, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and China. The number of finalists was whittled down through a tough assessment process.The research was evaluate by hundreds of judges from a range of scientific disciplines, each with a PhD or the equivalent of six years of related professional experience in one of the scientific disciplines.In addition to their prizes, the Intel Foundation also awarded a R6 921 ($1 000) grant to each winner’s school and the Intel ISEF-affiliated fair they represent.ISEF is owned and administered by the Society for Science and the Public, a non-profit organisation dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education.“We congratulate the top winners for having the drive and curiosity to tackle these significant scientific questions,” said Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science and the Public.“Their work, and the work of all of the finalists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, demonstrates what students can accomplish when they are inspired to pursue inquiry-based research.”
December 12, 2019
For MFLN VC2019: Relationships for Readiness, we have created a printable IDEA-CATCHER journal you can download and print and use during each session of the conference. The IDEA-CATCHER journal is a holder of doodles, a container of thoughts, and a catcher of ideas for MFLN VC2019: Relationships For Readiness.Doodles are a great way to capture ideas and concepts and visually represent relationships and connections. We encourage you to capture your ideas and thoughts by doodling and drawing in the IDEA-CATCHER during the conference.Using a tool like the IDEA-CATCHER journal to take notes and capture thoughts may be something new for you and that’s great! Doing new things is good for the brain, and note-taking in a new and creative way might help you process the ideas presented in the conference in a new and creative way too.Each MFLN VC2019 session has its own page to catch ideas, and there are instructions and tips on doodling auditory content in real time to get you started. You’ll find extra blank pages for notes and a page to color as well.We encourage you to be creative and make the IDEA-CATCHER your own. Make it pretty or not, draw a little or a lot, and make it messy or keep it neat. Do whatever helps you understand, absorb, and retain what’s presented!Get out all of your colored pencils, pens, and highlighters and fill your IDEA-CATCHER with scribbles and notes and ideas in the order and format that makes the most sense to you.We hope you will share what you doodle during the conference, and if you do we may share it with other participants.Remember, doodling is NOT art! If what you create is more like scribbling than drawing your creation is still fabulous and worthy of sharing.Just snap a picture and tweet @MilFamLn to share! #MFLNVCIf you don’t tweet you can snap a pic and email it to us at email@example.com Download and print the IDEA-CATCHER journal (PDF) so you’re ready to doodle! And if you haven’t already- RSVP now for MFLN VC2019: Relationships for Readiness!
December 3, 2019
Nagaland Director General of Police (DGP) Rupin Sharma has initiated a move to shut moneylenders out of the department.In an order on Wednesday, Mr. Sharma set up a seven-member committee for exploring the possibility of providing short-term loans to police personnel from the Nagaland Police Risk Insurance Scheme (NPRIS).This was primarily to dissuade constables, officers of lower ranks and other staff from taking loans from private moneylenders.“From interactions with police personnel across all units of Nagaland police, we came to know that taking loans from private moneylenders at exorbitant interest rates of up to 25% has become a habit for many,” Mr. Sharma said.It was also learnt that unit commanders and drawing and disbursing offers had sometimes been deducting the principal amount and interest money in cash before demitting the salaries to the bank accounts of the police personnel, his order said.“The degree of financial literacy was not up to the mark and this has created not only financial problems but also fostered other ills in the management of the force,” the order said. The Nagaland police department had about 26,000 employees. Each employee contributed a specific amount – currently ₹150 – every month to NPRIS. The monthly deposit in the scheme from regular contributors works out to an average ₹24,500.“The short-term loan mechanism was being worked out since NPRIS has a system of payouts on retirement or death. This is just the beginning of the process with detailed recommendations expected soon,” Mr. Sharma told The Hindu.The committee headed by ADG (law and order) Renchamo P Kikon has been asked to submit report by April 25.
November 29, 2019
UE, Ateneo clash in UAAP lawn tennis finals LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico And although the Lady Tamaraws have staked ownership of the second seed in the tournament, skipper Bernadeth Pons knows they have to stay grounded if they plan to sustain their scorching play into the latter half of the season.“I’m always reminding my teammates that even though we are winning, we should not let up because the season is still a long way from being over,” said Pons in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia arena after blasting University of Santo Tomas in straight sets, 25-16, 25-22, 25-20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe victory propelled the Lady Tamaraws to a 5-2 record, tied with La Salle at second place.Pons said the team was in an elated mood after winning their last game before the second round, but she knows being complacent is not an option for them. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus “It was a nice finish in the first round, we have five wins against two losses, and we played really well today,” said Pons whose team committed 17 errors against the Golden Tigresses, their best outcome this season after averaging 33.33 miscues per game.“We have to work even harder if we want to replicate in the second round what we did in the first round.”FEU also limited Cherry Rondina who, prior to facing the Lady Tamaraws averaged 23.33 points per game, to just 11 points.“It all began in our training sessions where we talked on how we would stop Sisi,” said Pons who finished with eight points against UST. “Sis likes to hit crosscourt kills so we just have to put blockers on her way and it became effective for us.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Far Eastern University is the hottest team in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament right now after ending its first round campaign on a four-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments