Ronaldo scores 2 as PSG learns Champions League lesson

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Ronaldo increased his Champions League tally with Madrid to 101 goals in 95 matches, a record for a player with the same club. He has 11 goals in seven Champions League matches this season, the most of any player.“It’s always special when you score and the team wins,” Ronaldo said. “It was an important victory. It’s not over yet but we have a good advantage for the second leg.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRonaldo has scored in each of the first seven Champions League matches this season, also a record. He has netted at least 10 goals in the tournament for seven straight seasons.“We always end up saying the same things about him,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said of Ronaldo. “He always makes the difference in important games and that’s what he did tonight.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0 in Portugal in Wednesday’s other Champions League match.PSG struck first with a goal by Adrien Rabiot, but Ronaldo equalized by converting a penalty kick just before halftime and added to the lead in the 83rd. Marcelo sealed the victory three minutes later.Madrid, which has won the Champions League in three of the last four seasons, had appeared in control but PSG opened the scoring in the 33rd with Rabiot’s shot from inside the area on a play that involved all three PSG forwards. Kylian Mbappe started it with a run on the right side, then Edinson Cavani smartly let the ball through after Mbappe’s cross into the area and it ended with Rabiot after Neymar’s attempt was deflected by a defender.Not long before the goal, Ronaldo squandered one of the game’s best chances in a one-on-one situation with Alphonse Areola, his shot hitting the goalkeeper’s face. Ronaldo also missed soon after, sending a close-range shot over the crossbar.But he was perfect from the penalty spot just before halftime after Toni Kroos was gently pulled inside the area by Giovani Lo Celso, the young midfielder who was a surprise addition to the starting lineup in place of Lassana Diarra.Areola dived the correct way — to his right — but wasn’t able to stop Ronaldo’s firm shot. Areola had just made a brilliant save on Karim Benzema’s well-placed strike from just outside the area.It was PSG which was in command in the second half, creating most of the significant chances, but Ronaldo struck again by scoring the go-ahead and slightly chaotic goal with his knee after Areola parried a low cross by substitute Marco Asensio.It only got better for Madrid when Marcelo scored from inside the area after another cross from Asensio from the left side.“In the end we always get beaten the same way,” Rabiot said. “It’s annoying and I’m very disappointed. It’s easy to score eight past Dijon and score four or five in the (French) league, but we have to be decisive in games like this.”The match had to be briefly stopped in the second half after a cross by Neymar hit the face of referee Gianluca Rocchi, who continued after receiving medical assistance. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side’s 2nd goal during the Champions League soccer match, round of 16, 1st leg between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)MADRID — Paris Saint-Germain showed its strength against the European champions, but it wasn’t enough to stop Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo scored a goal in each half as Real Madrid came from behind to defeat PSG 3-1 in their first-leg match in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday, taking a commanding lead into the second leg in Paris on March 6.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Bolts keep hopes alive Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed On a mission to become a major force in European soccer, PSG played well from the start in an exciting back-and-forth match against the two-time defending champions, but the late goals significantly hurt their chances of finally succeeding in the Champions League.This was PSG’s first significant test since the Qatari-funded club spent a record 222 million euros to sign Neymar from Barcelona in a bid to break into the continent’s elite.“Our team played a great game, we showed a lot of personality,” PSG coach Unai Emery said. “We deserved a better result.”Triumph against PSG could help Madrid turn its fortunes around in what has been an up-and-down season for the Spanish powerhouse. Zidane’s job has been in doubt after a series of poor results in the Spanish league and the Copa del Rey.“This club has 12 Champions League titles and there’s a reason for that,” Zidane said. “The players know how important this competition is. We showed our worth for the whole 90 minutes.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Judicial Reporters to Benefit from Security Info Training

first_imgTwelve members of the Association of Judicial Reporters (AJUR), an auxiliary of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) assigned at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, are expected to benefit from a two-day training workshop to equip them with the skills to report on classified security operations.The training, which begins on Friday, December 16, is organized by the National Law Enforcement Association (LINEA), and will be held at the Center for Criminal Justice Research and Education on Camp Johnson Road in Monrovia.LINEA’s president, Cecil B. Griffiths, said his entity’s intent is to resolve some of the difficulties encountered by journalists in accessing what he considered as “classified security documents.” He said the workshop is designed to help explain the unique process of obtaining information from court documents as well.Participating journalists were drawn from those assigned to cover security and justice.Facilitators will come from the Liberia National Police (LNP), the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), and Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA).Topics to be discussed are, “The Best Way to Accessing Information from Security Institutions,” “Basic Terminologies related to justice administration and information considered as classified.” The training comes ahead of the 2017 presidential and representative elections, which many legal experts consider as a “test of the peace and stability in the country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

University Center makes top grades

first_imgU.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, expressed his desire to move the University Center concept forward, citing high construction costs in the state that limit the ability of higher education institutions to expand. “With the trend in California, this is really the only practical approach,” McKeon said. Students such as Caryn Serian, who will graduate this month with a bachelor’s degree in child development from the University of La Verne taking all her classes in Santa Clarita, said the University Center motivates them to continue their education. “My professors tell me not to forget my doctorate degree, and I tell them I won’t,” Serian said. Serian, who works part time as a preschool teacher, said she couldn’t have completed her degree without the local program. SANTA CLARITA – Impressive and inspiring is how the nation’s Secretary of Education described College of the Canyon’s University Center on Friday morning as administrators and students touted the program’s benefits. The five-year-old center, one of the few in the nation and the first in California, offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs at the two-year community college campus providing increased access for those who can’t travel to four-year colleges. “I am impressed with the collaboration this has brought to bear on a state, federal and local level,” Margaret Spellings said. “This is definitely a national model.” The college is operating its university center out of temporary facilities of less than 10,000 square feet, with a permanent facility under construction. Since 2002, about 1,300 students have enrolled in four-year programs there and 724 degrees and certifications have been awarded. “I am a big advocate for this program,” she said. The new $36 million permanent university center will be named after college President Dianne Van Hook when it opens in fall 2008. It will expand from 26 degree programs to 70, including courses for a doctoral degree in education. “The University Center stands for what education stands for – the breaking of barriers, opportunity, believing you can do it and then doing it,” Van Hook said Friday. Creating this progressive collaborative model wasn’t easy, she said, noting that state and federal funding was slim. Texas and Virginia had similar university centers, but College of the Canyons’ was the first in California. Van Hook remembered how she had to ask state legislators to “get progressive.” As of 2004, the state changed its rules to add a category for shared-use projects, and awarded College of the Canyons $21 million from voter approved bond money for education. Secretary Spellings was also impressed with the college’s collaborative efforts with the nearby Hart Union High School District. About 180 juniors and seniors from the Hart district attend Academy of the Canyons on the college campus, taking up to six college units a semester while finishing their high school requirements. In September the college’s Canyon Country satellite campus, now under construction, will house one of California’s eight Early College High Schools, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Students in the Early College program will take college courses concurrently with high school beginning in the ninth grade with the goal of graduating from high school with at least a year’s worth of college credits. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Breakdown in trust

first_imgWhether there was illegal backroom dealing or collusion in this we will probably never know. But the single most important project ever in the Valley ought to start out without a cloud of suspicion hanging over it. The lottery did not erase the conflicts of interest. People who serve on boards such as the Metro board, with billions of dollars riding on its decisions, should be so far removed from the political dirty-money game that conflicts would be rare. This revelation of so many conflicts calls into question the NoHo project decision – and very likely every other decision from such a conflicted body. Clearly, there are needs for: a thorough and independent investigation of the NoHo project process, a repeal of the random-lottery law and a new system created to make sure Metro board members are not – in appearance or in reality – owned by the companies they contract with.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Only two members – former state Assemblyman Richard Katz and Duarte City Councilman John Fasana – did not have conflicts of interest and were qualified to vote. Why anyone – let alone nearly everyone – on the Metro board would be taking money from people doing business with the transportation agency surpasses all understanding. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so symptomatic of our local political reality. Since a majority of the board is needed to approve contracts, the fact that only two could vote should have caused a serious problem. But always deft at skirting the spirit of ethics laws, the politicians passed legislation years ago that allows the Metro board members to get around conflicts of interest. Under that legislation, the Metro board chose five of its conflicted members in a random lottery and restored their right to vote, as if they already weren’t conflicted. The five plus Katz and Fasana were “miraculously” unanimous in agreeing to give the lucrative deal to NoHo Art Wave from Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based real estate company with strong political connections. IT had to happen eventually. The logical conclusion of the ever-growing intersection of financial and political interests is that officials would become so compromised that nothing they do would have any credibility. That is what happened Thursday when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board finally decided which of three bidders would get to develop the nearly 16 acres of prime real estate at the North Hollywood subway station – a $1 billion deal. Showing their contempt for the public, 11 of the 13 board members initially had to disqualify themselves from voting because they had taken campaign contributions from people or companies with a financial stake in the venture, or they were otherwise tied to those companies or their representatives. last_img read more

Didier Drogba carried off by Chelsea team-mates after final game for the club

first_img Didier Drogba 1 Didier Drogba was given a bizarre but fitting send off by his Chelsea team-mates on his last Blues appearance.The Ivorian striker announced before the Premier League champions’ final game of the season with Sunderland that he would be departing the club for the second time, and he duly started against the Black Cats.But after the away side took a surprised lead through Steven Fletcher, Jose Mourinho had seen enough and introduced hitman Diego Costa at the expense of the ailing Drogba.As the striker made his way off, his team-mates grouped together to carry the big forward off the pitch, and he was given a rapturous response by the Stamford Bridge faithful.last_img

Ibrahimovic looked like scoring a stunning free-kick until Schmeichel did this!

first_imgLeicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel produced a superb save while playing for his country this weekend. The Denmark goalkeeper showed glimpses of Schmeichel senior’s playing days when he dived across goal to get a hand to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s free-kick in a Euro 2016 qualifying play off in Stockholm. The Paris Saint-Germain forward, voted as his country’s footballer of the year for the past nine years, drove a 19-yard set piece that was rising across goal and into the top corner. Ibrahimovic did bag a customary goal later in Saturday’s match, scoring a penalty, while also having another effort disallowed, leaving Sweden with a narrow 2-1 advantage going into the return leg in Copenhagen. See below! Ibrahimovic was denied a brilliant goal thanks to a world class save by Schmeichel 1last_img read more


first_imgAlan, Adam and Oisin pictured with their new pet kitten Catster.A kind-hearted Donegal family have adopted a little kitten who was cruelly abandoned by the roadside just outside their home.Alan Rodgers and Trio McGonagle from Dungloe found the little cat in a dishevelled state outside their home.The little kitten was extremely hungry and it looked like it hadn’t been fed for days. The family decided to take the kitten in and give it food and shelter until it got stronger.The couple’s young children Oisin and Adam grew very fond of the little kitten and asked their parents could they keep the cat.Trio told Donegal Daily, “We found the kitten in a terrible state and it looked like it had been abandoned.“He was very, very timid and frightened, we gave him food and water and he started to get stronger. “After a few days he was less timid and the boys were able to pet him and they grew very fond of him and named him ‘Catster’.“They asked us to keep him, and I was unsure but when I looked at the cat’s cute little face I knew it was the right decision to keep him and the boys were delighted.   LITTLE KITTEN CRUELLY ABANDONED SAVED BY KIND HEARTED DONEGAL FAMILY was last modified: September 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

DD Fitness: Fail to win!

first_imgSelf-doubt plays a huge factor on people’s ability to reach their goals.It is natural to question yourself whenever you try and change your current situation.One of the doubts that people have is failure. “What will happen if I fail?”One of the biggest fears that people have when it comes to failure is how they will look to others.• They worry about what other people will say if they fail.• The embarrassment they will feel if it were to happen.• The feeling of being under scrutiny and a topic of negative conversations.These are all things that can stop people from starting, as it is easier and more comfortable to stay the same. If what you are trying to do, will change you and your situation for the better, you have to ask yourself;‘Who are you trying to please?’I have had this conversation many times with clients and members.Worrying about what others will think about you is pointless.Especially if those people would take pleasure in your failures. Why worry about someone who would take pleasure in you failing at your goal?• That person isn’t your friend• That person isn’t there to help you.• That person isn’t going to give you any support in your journey• That person needs to be removed from your life.Here’s the thing. It doesn’t matter whether that person is a family member or a friend, if they only live to put you down and to belittle you, it’s time for them to go.Harsh, but believe me, you will feel a thousand times better when they are gone.One thing that you will have to decipher though, is whether you are getting constructive criticism or if the person is being negative. Not all criticism will be negative, you may have someone who has been down your path before and has made some of the mistakes that comes with the journey to your goals.This can be invaluable feedback and could prevent you from making mistakes that could cost you time and effort.However, if you feel that the person is being negative because you are progressing faster than they are, or maybe you have gotten further down the road than they have in the past, you may need to disengage yourself from what they are saying.Give neutral responses to them that are positive in nature as they won’t expect that kind of response and if they see that their negative comments are not deterring you from your goal, they will eventually get fed up and move on.From time to time you will get someone who is persistent, simply because they get some sort of weird pleasure from knocking others down.With someone like this, if the neutral responses do not work, you may need to get assertive and a bit blunt with them, and tell them to kindly mind their own business. (get blunter if that doesn’t work).The main thing that you must do, is start.Sounds simple?Why haven’t you done it yet?It’s very easy to get bogged down in ‘paralysis by analysis’.You spend so much time thinking about what you should do and all the possible pitfalls that may come along the way, that you never actually act on this and start.Whatever your goal – start!Do it now.Don’t wait until the start of the week, as this will give you more time to talk yourself out of it.It doesn’t matter what others think, and yes, that is easy for me to say.One of the reasons that it is easy, is because I’ve been there and done that numerous times in both my training and business.If I stopped every time someone gave me some ‘concerned’ advice, I wouldn’t be in business right now.If I gave up every time I failed at something, I’d still be working for other people.If I hadn’t travelled to Dublin to do my course, I’d still be a statistic of the housing crash and another number on the live register.Do I still get the same anxieties when I start something new?Of course, I do.But I have learned to use this as motivation and it drives me forward.If you are currently stuck, use the tips below to help you to get ‘unstuck’.1. Think about the problem. (is there actually a problem?)2. Ask For help (talk to people who have been here already)3. Find easy solutions (is there an easier way to do this?)4. Turn a negative into a positive (don’t dwell on the negatives, how many positive can you find in your journey so far?)5. Change your environment (do you need to change where you are to progress?)6. Give yourself time (don’t set unrealistic goals. Have a main goal and steps in place to take you there)I’ll leave you with a quote from Gary Vee (follow him of you don’t already)“All your ideas may be solid or even good .. But you have to Actually EXECUTE on them for them to matter.” – Gary VaynerchukFor more information, contact me through the link below. * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: Fail to win! was last modified: April 13th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rushefitnesslast_img read more

‘Probably all over’ for Ferdinand – Marsh

first_imgQPR legend Rodney Marsh has told Talksport he believes Rio Ferdinand “has had one year too many” and described the team’s performance in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham as “embarrassing”.Marsh also criticised recent signings Leroy Fer and Sandro and said manager Harry Redknapp “has made some mistakes”.The loss at Upton Park left Redknapp’s side bottom of the table with only four points from their opening seven matches.“The players had a lot to answer for on Sunday but, for me, Rio Ferdinand looked like he played in diver’s boots.Poll: Is it time for Redknappp to go? Click here to vote“He’s had one year too many for me. If he carries on like this for the next 10 games it won’t salvage his season.“It’s probably all over for Rio. He’s a great, great player but at the moment he’s really, really struggling.“There needs to be changes. I look at the players like Leroy Fer, is he capable of pulling you out of a relegation battle?“Sandro was bought in to show some fight but isn’t. To me he looks like a red card waiting to happen every time he plays.“Who can they sign to change the team? The only person you look at and think ‘well he’ll have a go’ is Joey Barton and he’s not playing.”And Marsh believes the current Rangers team looks alarmingly similar to the one which was widely criticised when relegated from the top flight the season before last.He said: “I look at the team back when Mark Hughes was manager and they had a team of ageing players who didn’t look committed to the cause.“I look at this team now. I can’t name a player where you think ‘oh my goodness he’s going to go into a game, sort out a few people, make a few tackles and upset a few people’.“I’m very disappointed in QPR. It’s my club. I can’t see how they’re going to dug themselves out of this hole.”See also:West Ham v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers vs. Panthers: 5 keys to winning on ‘National Tight End Day’

first_imgSANTA CLARA — National Tight End Day certainly has a devoted frontman in the 49ers’ George Kittle for Sunday’s league-wide, affably unofficial celebration.After all, this pseudo-holiday started as friendly banter among a mic’d-up Kittle and Jimmy Garoppolo before last year’s season opener. Garoppolo merely tried firing up the 49ers’ tight ends, and now he marvels how it blew up into a NFL-promoted gag.“It might not get as much spotlight, but the things the tight end position can do and what …last_img