Firmino arrives early for Brazil training in London

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls New import feels right at home at PetroGazz Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img “I had two more days to stay home, but I decided to come early and start now,” Firmino told the Brazilian football confederation’s website.Firmino was excused from training until Wednesday after losing the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownEuropean champions Casemiro and Marcelo plan to arrive in London on Wednesday as scheduled.Firmino has challenged Manchester City’s Jesus for a place in the team after a strong season with Liverpool. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino jumps for the ball next to Real Madrid’s Casemiro during the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)LONDON — Striker Roberto Firmino has decided to join Brazil’s squad earlier in London for pre-World Cup training, in a sign he is keen to challenge Gabriel Jesus for a place in the team’s starting lineup.The Liverpool player arrived at Tottenham’s training center late on Monday and took fitness tests on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Jesus is returning from injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

It’s now or never for Hotshots

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum With six-tenths of a second left in Game 3, Paul Lee gathered the rest of the Magnolia Hotshots on the floor, apologizing for a missed triple just seconds ago which would have given his team a sweep of their PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinal series against Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday night.It was Lee practically telling his teammates that they’ll get the job done next time.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Great talent, big burden The Kings have all the tools they need to thwart that bid though, and coach Tim Cone gave some sort of an inkling what to expect for the rest of the series after he found a way to counter Magnolia’s speed in Game 3.Tip-off is at 7 p.m. with the Hotshots certain to feel a lot of pressure with Cone telling the Inquirer that he would be willing to ground twin towers Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter if that would mean winning the series.“Their guards are winning the matchups with their speed,” Tim Cone told the Inquirer when asked why Slaughter and Aguilar rode the bench majority of the second half. “It’s important that we figure out how to win the matchups. And Japeth and Greg know that.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES They have to because they wouldn’t want to be facing the Gin Kings in a deciding match.Magnolia again sets out to end Ginebra’s season—and dethrone the Kings as the season-ending conference champions—while still licking the wounds of a 107-103 loss two nights before where it blew a 19-point first-half lead and allowed Ginebra to stay alive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“This loss is on me,” Lee told reporters after emerging from the Magnolia dugout after Game 3, where he missed a triple badly after throwing an errant pass to Mark Barroca in an earlier play.“I just took my chance and missed it,” he went on as the Hotshots brace for another rough battle with the Kings to make a second title playoff appearance this season and win a first title in the Chito Victolero era. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

President Granger hopes Inquiry answers lingering questions

first_imgDeadly Drop-in Centre firePresident David Granger is hoping that the recently-established Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the deadly Hadfield Street Drop-in Centre fire on Friday, July 8, would provide answers to some lingering questions and give recommendations that would improve operations at the facility.What remains of the Drop-in CentreThe Head of State was at the time speaking to Journalists on his recent weekly televised programme “The Public Interest”, where he also said he hoped that another incident of this nature never happened again.“I would like to be satisfied that the children were properly looked after, that there was no misadventure. The important thing now is to prevent a recurrence, to find out what happened and we need to ensure that an answer is provided to the question in order to prevent a recurrence. That is what we are trying to do. Find out what the facts are and hope that something like this does not happen again,” the President told Journalists.Granger described the incident as “quite a tragedy”. He said he expected to at least receive the preliminary report of the CoI, at earliest, next Friday, July 22, and the final report hopefully by the end of the month.“There are several aspects. Because we know that there was a previous fire there and some corrective work was done, but the building seemed not to be ready for occupancy and in the areas of 103 to 106, they might not have been trained in responding to emergencies such as a fire. So, on the one hand, you have the physical aspects such as the wiring and training, and, on the other hand, you have the psychological effects….and the conditions under which those young persons were separated from their families and under which they were living as wards of the State.”President Granger said questions have to be answered, including if the building and electrical wiring were safe, and whether the “people were trained to respond to that emergency”. The question of whether the procedures were complied with for the safety of those children will also have to be answered.Meanwhile, addressing the issue of the children being at the institution, President Granger made it clear that the State was not in the business of separating children from the comfort of their families, in fact he said that the safest place for a child to be was with his or her parents. However, investigations have proven that the case of the two children was different, as they were living under difficult conditions.“My understanding is that the parents did consent because they have been living under difficult circumstances. So there seems to be no irregularities with the children ending up in that institution. My belief is that the best place for a child is with their parents, but there are indications that they were living under difficult circumstances.”Last Friday, just after midnight, two young brothers perished in the fire which occurred at the Drop-in Centre on Hadfield Street, Georgetown.It was reported that the elder brother, six-old-year Antonio, was asleep in the dormitory when the fire started.When the younger brother, two-year-old Joshua, who was being taken out of the building by caregivers, realised his brother was not with him, he managed to escape the grip of the caregiver and run back into the burning building.The two brothers were then trapped in the building and their charred remains were subsequently recovered.last_img read more

Teachers, Students Urged to End ‘Sex for Grades’

first_imgThe appalling condition of the educational sector due to mass failure of Liberian students in regional and university exams has sparked a debate on who is responsible.  Some blame students, while others hold teachers and the Liberian government responsible.The debate was recently fueled when over 10,000 students were placed under probation at the University of Liberia for scoring low grades.Mr. Nathaniel Gbaba, Chief Operating Officer of the New Millennium Oil and Gas Company, the only Liberian company which has leased Oil Blocl 16, said teachers should not condone or practice “sex for grades.”Gbaba said such a practice contributes to the shamed educational sector as well as the health sector, to the extent of having bad nurses.He made the statement on Saturday, May 16 during the 16th Pinning and Acceptance of graduates from the First Aid Department of the Helthon Community Health Training Institute in Nyanfor Town, Gardnersville, outside Monrovia.Gbaba, also a lecturer at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), said the exploitation of students using sex for grades should be shunned by all teachers as their way of making them to study to earn their achievement.He cautioned students not to engage in such practice because it can spoil their integrity and ruin their honest learning.“This has to stop; the Education Ministry has beefed up her mechanism,” Mr. Gbaba said.He urged administrators, parents and guardians to play their respective roles to change the situation for the better.The Helthon Community Health Training Institute was founded in 2004 by the late Dr. Anthony Jota and over 500 students have graduated from the health school.Prior to his current position, Gbaba served as National Program Officer of the UNDP, Special Assistant to the Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and the Deputy Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Eden Hazard eyes Wembley springboard to another Chelsea glory season

first_img The Blues are looking to complete a Premier League and FA Cup double Eden Hazard believes Chelsea can lay down the challenge to their rivals for next season by completing a Premier League and FA Cup double on Saturday.Antonio Conte will be seeking a double in his first season as head coach when the Premier League winners face Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.A six-way battle for the Premier League was anticipated this season but did not materialise as resurgent Chelsea dominated, winning by seven points from Tottenham. Chelsea’s rivals will be eager to overtake them next season.Arsenal won six of their final seven Premier League games since beating Manchester City to advance to the final. But the Gunners missed out on the top four and have a host of injury concerns ahead of the Wembley clash.Hazard hopes Chelsea will be ruthless and send a message that the Blues are the team to beat next season, with a new generation ready to rival Chelsea’s serial winners of old.“It’s always important against Arsenal,” Hazard said.“We just want to win games, we know that every year they have some injuries in Arsenal.“Even for the next season, I think Saturday is a good opportunity to put pressure on them and to all the opponents also.“The last 10 years in Chelsea it was great. (But) Lampard is finished, Didier Drogba is finished, Ashley Cole, John Terry now.“They won a lot of trophies, now it’s like a new generation.“We want to prove that the club is one of the best in the world. So we have to be ready for that.“We have this new manager, we have a couple of young players, so everything is ready to build something.”Hazard joined Chelsea in 2012, after the Champions League triumph.The 26-year-old has won two Premier League titles, the League Cup and Europa League during his five years at Stamford Bridge.He is pleased with his silverware haul, but is keen to win with the same regularity as Terry, who would claim a 16th and final major trophy of his Chelsea career with victory at Wembley.“It’s not bad – but it can be better,” Hazard said.“I didn’t win a lot – I won a couple of titles, but him? Everything. I hope to have the same opportunities.“The FA Cup and Champions League, why not?”It was a 3-0 loss at Arsenal which served as a spur for Chelsea’s season, with Conte reacting by introducing the 3-4-3 formation which has served them so well.And Hazard scored one of the goals of the season with a solo run in Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge in February.Arsene Wenger may have looked on ruefully. He has previously said he wanted to sign Hazard, who instead moved from Lille to Chelsea for £32million five years ago.“They were talking a little bit, but not with me personally,” Hazard added.Hazard was compared to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for his scintillating showings in Chelsea’s 2014-15 title triumph before a drop in form as the Blues finished 10th last term.Chelsea, and Hazard, have been rejuvenated under Conte, but the Belgian is not concerned over his place in the global pecking order.“This is football, sometimes you are at the top and sometimes not,” Hazard added.“People are always talking, I don’t care about that. I try to be the best I can.“I don’t know if I am top five, top 10, top 20. It’s not my target. I just want to enjoy my football.”Hazard, the Belgium captain, is confident Chelsea can fill the leadership void created by Terry’s imminent departure after 22 years at Stamford Bridge.Terry made his 717th appearance and last Stamford Bridge outing as a Chelsea player in last Sunday’s win over Sunderland, and at Wembley he could turn out for a 718th time. He is likely to be a substitute.Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cesc Fabregas and Hazard all lead in different ways.“Some of the guys are ready to take this opportunity,” Hazard added.“We have a couple of leaders – I try to be one on the pitch. We have a lot of guys who can do that.” 1last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal man is to literally watch over rugby’s World Cup Final in New Zealand.The New Zealand rugby authorities last week erected an imposing 2.7 metre statute of Ramelton-born David Gallaher on a concrete plinth outside the Auckland stadium that will host the event’s opening and closing ceremonies. The sportsman, whose imposing likeness was unveiled at Eden Park on Friday last (15th July), emigrated to New Zealand as a five-year-old along with his entire family in 1878 form the tiny village of Ramelton.Gallaher is considered to be one the most important figures in the history of the game.The unveiling of his memorial coincided with an announcement by the International Rugby Board that the Donegal man has been inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame. Just thirty figures in the history of world rugby have been accorded the accolade.David Gallaher, known as Dave, is revered in New Zealand as the captain of ‘The Originals’, the first All Blacks rugby team. He led the side on a groundbreaking tour of Britain, Ireland and France in 1905 which resulted in 34 wins in 35 matches.The team’s performance turned world rugby on its head, established more than a century of All Blacks dominance of the sport and made rugby the national game of New Zealand.Gallaher died four weeks short of his 44th birthday in 1917 fighting with a New Zealand regiment in the First World War and is buried in France.The Gallaher Shield, Auckland’s primary club tournament, is named in his honour whilst in 2000 the Dave Gallaher Trophy was inaugurated for international tests between New Zealand and France.In 2005, Letterkenny Rugby Club, with the assistance of the Dave Gallaher Memorial Society, brought a party of All Blacks to Donegal on the centenary of the sportsman’s greatest achievement to officially name the club’s Dave Gallaher Memorial Park and to unveil a plaque at his birthplace in Ramelton.The statue at Eden Park was erected by Gallaher’s local rugby club in Auckland, Ponsonby. The club’s Director of Rugby Bryan Williams is also President of the New Zealand Rugby Union. Speaking at the unveiling, Mr Williams paid tribute to the pioneering role of Letterkenny Rugby Club and their efforts to commemorate Gallaher’s life and achievements.He said he was delighted that close links had been established between Ponsonby and Letterkenny RFC, which have resulted in a number of player exchanges between County Donegal and New Zealand since the events of 2005.Letterkenny Rugby Club Chairman, Mr Mark Bundschu, said everyone from Ireland should be proud of the tributes that continued to be paid to Donegal-born Dave Gallaher.“Rugby is a truly global game and 4 billion people will watch the World Cup Finals in New Zealand, which will start and conclude under the gaze of Gallaher’s statue. It is astonishing and humbling to see the influence that a locally-born man has had on the sport. “It’s not just that his likeness will now be seen by those attending the opening ceremony and the final. It’s the fact that his name is revered in New Zealand, in France, and since the All Backs visit to Donegal in 2005, also in Ireland. When one considers that just 30 players have been entered into the IRB Hall of Fame – and one of them is from County Donegal – it’s clear to see that this county has forever been linked to the very heart of the game of rugby.”The statue was unveiled by New Zealand’s oldest living All Black, 91-year-old Sir Fred Allen.In his accompanying speech, the former All Black coach spoke movingly about Dave Gallaher’s Donegal roots and the great courage the pioneer family had displayed when faced by hardship on their arrival in the wild New Zealand outback more than a century ago.“Captain Cook had named the area they arrived in ‘the Bay of Plenty’. It was anything but!” he added. Sir Fred noted that it was in order to support his family after the death of his teacher mother that the teenage Dave Gallaher moved to Auckland to work and started playing the game that would take him to worldwide fame.The man responsible for Gallaher’s likeness is sculptor Malcolm Evans, who details Gallaher’s links to Letterkenny Rugby Club and Ramelton on the website he created to help publicise the statue. He revealed that a limited number of smaller replica bronzes of the famous rugby player would also be created. “At this stage, we are taking enquiries and anyone interested can visit the website and register their interest. It certainly would be nice to see one of these make its way back to the land of his birth,” he added.EndsDONEGAL MAN TO WATCH OVER RUGBY’S WORLD CUP was last modified: July 20th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DAVE GALLAHERRUGBY WORLD CUPlast_img read more


first_imgHUNDREDS of campaigners will meet in Glenties this Sunday evening to discuss their next step after another windfarm for the county was given the go-ahead.Residents and environmentalists were angry after their letters of objection were ruled inadmissible by county council planners.The group will meet at the Highlands Hotel. The proposal to construct a 25-turbine wind farm just 1.5km outside the vibrant tourist town has angered many and led to a large number of objections from concerned local residents.A spokesman for the group told that Donegal County Council had last week begun the process of returning objections made by local residents, conservation groups and local tourist businesses to the windfarm.It appears there is a row over how the objections were made.Most of the objections complained that the 325-ft structures would destroy the natural beauty and amenity of the area and negatively impact on Glenties’ tourist potential. A large number complained of the impact that the proposal would have on the red grouse and Golden Eagles that frequent the area and on a nearby Special Area of Conservation home to the protected Freshwater Pearl Mussel.Donegal County Council had requested further information from Straboy Wind Energy Limited regarding the ecological impacts of the project.Residents are now consulting lawyers on how to prevent the project going ahead.It would take the number of turbines in the Glenties area to more than 100.However the projects do have their supporters, with some people saying they have no objection to them at all. LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comANGER AS ANOTHER DONEGAL WINDFARM GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD was last modified: January 21st, 2012 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)Tags:Glentieswind farmlast_img read more


first_imgCathie pictured with her beloved brother BarryTHE town of Carndonagh will say a sad farewell to Barry Doherty today.Barry, who was 25, died in tragic circumstances in Paisley, Scotland, last week after a 10-day search for him.A former member of the town’s GAA club, Barry was well-liked and loved in Carndonagh. His body discovered on July 24 in the water in Thornley Dam in Paisley not far from where he was last seen nine days earlier.Mr Doherty’s 27-year-old sister Cathie had launched a social media campaign to find him.Scottish police also confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.His funeral Mass is taking place at 11am in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. “Táim chroíbhriste” Cathie had written after Barry’s death. CARNDONAGH SAYS SAD FAREWELL TO TRAGIC BARRY was last modified: August 1st, 2013 by John2Share 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

Connector plans still on course

first_imgLANCASTER – A $126.6 million construction project to add car-pool lanes between the Antelope Valley Freeway and Interstate 5 will stay on schedule, despite a $45.6 million increase in expected costs. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Thursday to include that project and several others in a plan that shifts $618 million in state and federal funds to keep work moving forward despite hefty price increases. “We’re so pleased with that,” Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts, an MTA board member, said of the project’s inclusion in the plan. “That’ll take care of us.” Adding car-pool lanes through the I5-14 interchange is the “main mission” for north Los Angeles County, Roberts said. Roberts said the new lanes are vital for serving Antelope and Santa Clarita valley commuters, tens of thousands of whom crowd the interchange daily. 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The connector project is in the design stage. Transportation officials are trying to expedite it for a tentative completion date of mid-2009. The connector would make commutes easier for residents of the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys by easing congestion and providing continuity of the car-pool lanes on both freeways. The connector is among seven major highway projects planned for this decade for which MTA officials say costs have collectively increased by more than $1.15 billion from original estimates. MTA officials said rising costs of construction materials, blamed on booming global construction, and real estate are among the reasons for the increase. Southern California’s construction boom also has kept contractors busy and prompted fewer of them to bid competitively on major highway projects. Recently, construction projects over $5 million have averaged fewer than two bids each, officials said. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 last_img read more

Gladbach test Dortmund resilience

first_imgDortmund lost 2-1 to Dusseldorf on Tuesday (Photo by Agency)Borussia Dortmund’s power of recovery comes under scrutiny when the Bundesliga leaders welcome Borussia Moenchengladbach to Signal Iduna Park.On Tuesday night Lucien Favre’s stylists were ambushed 2-1 by newcomers Fortuna Dusseldorf, which reduced their advantage atop the league table to six points.Dieter Klaus Hecking’s go getters were the principal beneficiaries along with Niko Kovac’s Bayern Munich, as both sides won home rubbers with Nuremberg and RB Leipzig to crank up the pressure on the previously unbeaten Dortmund.No holds barred action is anticipated in Dortmund as the two sides boast some of the division’s leading marksmen.Favre fully expects tag team partners Paco Alcacer and Marco Reus who have plundered 23 goals between them to restore the Black and Yellow’s battered pride, whereas Frenchman Alassane Plea and Belgian Thorgan Hazard will carry Gladbach’s goal threat.In Germany’s financial capital, Kovac will demand that Bayern Munich retain their new found defensive discipline when they confront an Eintracht Frankfurt side he coached to cup success last season.The champions star studded back line of Manuel Neuer, Matt Hummels and Jerome Boateng must maintain maximum concentration if they are to contain Eintracht Frankfurt’s lethal attacking triumvirate of Luka Jovic, Sebastian Haller and Ante Rebic.A goals deluge is also expected at the Bayer Arena where Heikko Herrlich’s improving Bayer Leverkusen confront Hertha Berlin.The hosts suffered an indifferent start to the campaign but moved into the top half of the division following Wednesday’s gutsy 2-1 win away to Schalke.FIXTURESFRIDAY:-Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Moenchengladbach @10:30pmSATURDAY:-Nuremberg v Freiburg @05:30-Bayer Leverkusen v Hertha Berlin @05:30-Hannover v Fortuna Dusseldorf @05:30-Red Bull Leipzig v Werder Bremen @05:30-Stuttgart v Schalke @05:30-Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern Munich @08:30pmSUNDAY: -Hoffenheim v Mainz @05:30pm-Augsburg v Wolfsburg @08:00pmComments Tags: Germany Bundesligalast_img read more