Real Madrid reaches 3rd straight Champions League final

first_imgWimbledon singles champions to get more than $3 million LATEST STORIES View comments Bayern unsuccessfully appealed for a handball by Marcelo just before halftime, when the Madrid defender appeared to be just inside the area.“I’d be lying if I said the ball didn’t touch my hand,” the Brazilian left back said. “And if it touched my hand, I think it was (a penalty).”Meanwhile Robert Lewandowski continued to struggle up front, as he went a fifth straight Champions League game without a goal for the first time in his career.Madrid, playing in its 250th Champions League match, is the first team to make it to three European finals in a row since Juventus from 1996-98.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Bayern went within a goal of eliminating the European champions when former Madrid player James Rodriguez scored in the 63rd, and it pressured the hosts until the end, but it was not enough to avoid a third straight elimination against the Spanish club.“We were the best team in both games but we were not able to reach the final,” Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said. “We dominated. They should thank (goalkeeper Keylor) Navas for his performance, especially toward the end of the match.”The German club, which has now been knocked out in the Champions League semifinals in four of the last five seasons, had several good chances in the final minutes but was unable to capitalize.By successfully defending its 2-1 win from last week, Madrid stayed on track for a third consecutive European title, and fourth in five seasons.Europe’s most successful club with 12 trophies, Madrid will play the final against either Liverpool or Roma, which were playing Wednesday in Italy. Liverpool won the first leg 5-2 at home.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It was a crazy match,” Zidane said. “We struggled in the beginning, conceding early and not being able to play our game. But it was a lot better in the second half. We pressed up front and got the second goal.”Bayern started well and easily created scoring chances, while Madrid tried to control possession but only threatened on counterattacks with the speed of Ronaldo and Marco Asensio up front.Kimmich netted from inside the area after Madrid captain Sergio Ramos failed to clear a ball crossed into the area by Corentin Tolisso.It was an eerily similar start to Madrid’s match against Juventus, when it conceded in the second minute while trying to protect a 3-0 first-leg advantage. Madrid conceded twice more in that game but eventually advanced thanks to Ronaldo’s injury-time penalty.This time, Madrid reacted a lot more quickly, with Benzema equalizing in the 11th with a firm header after a well-placed cross from the left by Marcelo.Benzema hasn’t been playing regularly as a starter and was a surprise addition to the lineup by Zidane. He had scored only once in his last 12 appearances in all competitions.“It was a perfect night for me and for everyone,” Benzema said.The French striker gave Madrid a 2-1 lead after Ulreich’s howler. The goalkeeper appeared to lose his footing while trying to get to the ball and seemed to hesitate to stop it with his hands before missing it entirely as he went to the ground. That allowed Benzema to run onto the ball for an easy finish into an open net.“It was tough to concede that goal so early in the second half,” Heynckes said. “It was a gift.”Bayern wasn’t done yet and Rodriguez equalized with a low shot from inside the area. The Colombian playmaker didn’t celebrate, instead raising his hands in an almost apologetic gesture to the home fans.center_img Real Madrid’s goalkeeper Keylor Navas celebrates after Madrid reached its third straight Champions League final 4-3 on aggregate at the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)MADRID — Last time, it was a late penalty. This time, a goalkeeping blunder.Real Madrid keeps finding ways to get out of trouble in the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Madrid conceded early again at home and barely held on for a draw 2-2 against Bayern in Tuesday’s semifinal match, advancing 4-3 on aggregate to stay on track for a third consecutive European title. But with Cristiano Ronaldo held scoreless for the second time in as many games, Madrid needed a blunder from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich to gift them their second — and crucial — goal on the night.“It’s a Champions League semifinal. You will always suffer,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “Nothing is easy. Football is like that, you have to suffer. And when you win, it feels even better, although it’s not too good for your heart.”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 crownJoshua Kimmich scored for Bayern in the third minute to set the stage for another comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu, like the one Juventus nearly pulled off in the quarterfinals before Ronaldo converted an injury-time penalty.But the hosts reacted quicker this time, with Karim Benzema equalizing early in the first half and scoring again just after halftime after an embarrassing mistake by Ulreich when he allowed a back pass into the area to go underneath him.last_img read more

Eager to move on from finals loss, Standhardinger grateful to be playing for PH anew

first_imgAfter the ballyhoo that surrounded him entering the league, his first title series ended in disappointment when San Miguel bowed to Barangay Ginebra in six games in the Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday.“Of course, it was very tough. I was thinking that when I signed a contract with the PBA it was one of the best things and the most accomplished thing in my life,” said Standhardinger after the Philippine national basketball team’s practice Thursday at Meralco Gym.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It wasn’t a great finals performance for Standhardinger, who averaged just 12.6 points in the finals series and was held to three points combined in the final two losses.The Fil-German center, though, has a venue to release his frustrations, and this time it’s for a much bigger cause, in the upcoming Asian Games. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “Not winning the championship, it’s harder, so all I can do now is go on the court and play hard, sprint up and down, and I really hope we can make something happen in the Asian Games.”Standhardinger has been chosen to represent the Philippines in the continental meet starting August 18 in a PBA-laden team mentored by NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, and he is nothing but grateful.“I think it does help me get a little distracted and to move forward with it and keep it in the past, so I’m very grateful,” said Standhardinger.Standhardinger, a former MVP in a second-tier league in Germany, already represented the country in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur and the Fiba 3×3 World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Women’s volleyball captain Zhu leads China into Asian Games Christian Standhardinger’s early run in the PBA isn’t off to the greatest of starts.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

$108M rehab for MD Steve N

first_imgMotor Dredge Steve N is expected to undergo some major rehabilitation works over the coming months.This was revealed by State Minister Joseph Harmon, who said Cabinet has approved awarding of the $108.1 million contract to the Guyana National Industrial Company Incorporated (GNIC Inc) for docking and rehabilitation of the dredge.The Steve N dredge, reputedly the largest vessel owned by the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), had last undergone rehabilitation in 2016.Reportedly in critical need of repair, the dredge had then been out of operation for some eight weeks after it had been dry-docked, and repair works took close to a month before completion.After some two months in the shipyard, it had been fully repaired and brought up to specification.The scope of works carried out on the Steve N two years ago included: fabrication works to the hull, hopper and ballast tanks; repairs to propulsion system: propeller shafts, propellers, bushes and rudder; sandblasting and painting of hull, hopper and main decks; electrical works, including installation of three 35,000 BTU air conditioning units; removal and installation of 2 generators; installing an echo sounder system; and mechanical repairs to hopper doors, suction drag head pipe, dredge pump pipe, and valves in engine room and pump room.Those works back then were also carried out by the GNIC.last_img read more

UEFA charges Atalanta over fans’ Batshuayi racist abuse

first_img0Shares0000Michy Batshuayi has hit out at fans on Twitter over racist abuse © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZPARIS, France, Feb 26 – European football’s governing body UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Atalanta on Monday over monkey chants directed at Borussia Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi.Belgian international forward Batshuayi accused some Atalanta fans of targeting him with racist abuse during Dortmund’s Europa League clash against the Italians last week. The 24-year-old, on loan from Chelsea, wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “2018 and still racists monkey noises in the stands… really?!”UEFA said its Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body would deal with the case on March 22.It’s not the first time Atalanta fans have been accused of dishing out racist abuse to an opposition player.In January, the club was hit with a suspended one-match partial stand closure after Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to such abuse.Following the Dortmund game, Atalanta president Antonio Percassi had said: “I’ll be honest, I didn’t hear them. If they did happen, then I am very sad and absolutely apologise to Batshuayi. This should never happen.”Italian football has long had a problem with racist chanting from supporters.In January, Juventus’s France international midfielder Blaise Matuidi was targeted by fans in a match against Cagliari.Both Atalanta and Dortmund have also been charged by UEFA over their fans’ setting off fireworks and throwing objects onto the pitch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

BC Coroners Service releases updated data on illicit drug overdoses for March 2019

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service has released reports looking at illicit drug overdose deaths and fentanyl-detected deaths for March 2019.According to the report, in March there were 104 suspected drug overdose deaths from across the Province.Within the Northeast, so far this year, there have been five reported drug overdose deaths.- Advertisement -When it comes to fentanyl-detected deaths, across the Province there were 82 deaths in March.Within Northeastern B.C., during the month of March, there were five reported fentanyl-detected deaths.According to the Coroners Service, the report excludes deaths if the fentanyl was known to be prescribed or the death was suspected to be due to intentional self-harm.Advertisement The BCCS says the data was compiled to better understand overall illicit drug overdose trends in B.C. and to inform other agencies’ public safety strategies in a timely manner.Since the 2019 data reported is for only up until March 31, data should be interpreted with caution and is subject to change as investigations conclude.For more information on these reports, you can visit the Government of B.C.’s website.last_img read more

Matano calls his charges to step up after Homeboyz loss

first_img“We did not play well today. We need players who can carry this team and not players who the team carries. We need players who can make a difference, we played badly and we have to do something. We need a keeper who can rescue the team, midfielders who can command. We need strikers who are clinical. Things have to change we cannot continue this way,” Matano told Futaa.com.Tusker FC’s Edwin Lavatsa beats Homeboyz Estone Esiye and Moses Chikati. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThis is the third back-to-back defeat for Tusker since the re-appointment of Matano.Esiye netted from a set-piece to beat Tusker custodian and keeper Duncan Ochieng. Wanga almost punished his former side after he collected a long pass from Collins Smith in midfield but Marlon Tangauzi did not allow time to collect himself and shoot from what seemed to have been a promising opportunity to score.Wanga will actually blame himself for a failure to put the ball at the back of the net despite finding himself in acres of space and only Okello to beat in goal. The former Harambee Stars striker just shot wide from the left post.Wanga amended his faulty finishings all along by heading in the second goal for Homeboyz from an Esiye’s fine cross from the right wing.-Additional reporting from Futaa.com- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz striker Allan Wanga celebrates his goal with team-mates. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – After succumbing to a 2-0 loss to Kakamega Homboyz, Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano has called on his charges to step up and show they are worth playing for the team.Midfielder Eston Esiye send Kakamega Homeboyz ahead in the 27th minute before striker Allan Wanga returned to haunt his former side, scoring in the 83rd minute to see Tusker sink to 13th on the table with 19 points while Homeboyz climbed to 7th in the standings with 24 points.last_img read more

DONEGAL WOMEN GET DOWN TO BUSINESS BEFORE BREAKFAST!

first_imgBusinesswomen from Donegal and Derry gathered in Derry for the breakfast meeting.It was evident from the huge turnover last Wednesday morning at a Breakfast Conference in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, that businesswomen from all over the Donegal and Northern Ireland are eager and enterprise is coming to the fore in Donegal and Derry and it’s being led by women. The Donegal Women in Business Network and Derry Women in Enterprise hosted the event and succeeded in inspiring many business women throughout the area.The line up of guest speakers were non other than Wexford’s Samantha Kelly, “Ireland’s Tweeting Goddess”, and boy did she inspire every lady in the room with her own true life story and the need to ‘tweet’. Samantha’s success is down to her passion about assisting others to get on and how to use Twitter as a fantastic marketing tool for business.Samantha won the Tweet Inspire award on 2 October at the Inaugural Rabo Tweetie awards and was winner of the Bank of Ireland Start Up Hero Award in 2014, as well as appearing on Dragon’s Den and other TV programmes. Samantha has a knack for getting brands trending on Twitter.Award winning leader in her field, Samantha’s customer service skills and sprinkling of Twitter magic will enhance any brand image and brand awareness and even get you direct sales from Twitter. Her story was not only interesting but once again, hugely inspirational.Other guest speakers were Leona Kane, owner of Broighter Gold from Limavady in Co. Derry. Leona told her story about how she founded Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil after deciding to try the oil from the seed grown on her husband’s farm when she ran out of olive oil for cooking one evening. She spoke about how much easier it is to sell a product that you are passionate about, and it means so much to be able to sell a product that is grown, processed and marketed direct from your own farm. Leonas company was recently awarded the Économusée (Artisans at Work) for NI through the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust. Leona was hugely inspirational and she is very much more than just a ‘farmer’s wife’. She is a mother, wife, business woman and a hugely inspirational role model.Kathy Donaghy a local award winning journalist, from Inishowen, Co. Donegal who has worked for several national newspapers including the Irish Independent where she was public affairs correspondent before leaving to work in the RTE newsroom, told us about her career and how she relocated to Inishowen with her husband Richard and their two young sons.She now works as a freelance journalist and is also a qualified pilates and children’s yoga teacher. She also runs creative writing courses for children. Kathy told her amazing true life story about how and why she moved from a busy high profile media life in Dublin back to her native Donegal.Her belief in signs confirmed that the family move was right when she came upon the quote, “jump and the net will appear”. Finishing her talk today with these words was very inspiring for the many ladies who are considering the move to self-employment and new lives for themselves.Denise Devlin from Positive Parties finished the event with her party pieces, getting all the ladies in the room dancing and laughing & networking through good vibes. This was a little unconventional for many but it got strangers talking and was a hugely successful exercise to end the event with.A number of representatives from the local Donegal and Derry Enterprise organisations also spoke and encouraged more women to take the leap into self-employment. A number of schemes are available to assist and information was provided. The ladies all succeeded in connecting, sharing and inspiring each other throughout the morning.And what better to leave an inspiring event knowing that after listening to Ireland’s Tweeting goddess Samantha Kelly she had #womenbeyondborders trending in Ireland & the event & tweeters were live on Tweet Beam throughout the event and and all the ladies left feeling that they too can take their business or their business idea and know that networks like Donegal Women in Business and Women in Enterprise Derry can help them succeed through networking.DONEGAL WOMEN GET DOWN TO BUSINESS BEFORE BREAKFAST! was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 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)last_img read more

SIX YEARS JAIL FOR MAN WHO STALKED AND RAPED DONEGAL WOMAN

first_imgA Co Meath man who pleaded guilty to raping a Donegal woman in her home after meeting her for the first time the previous day was jailed today for six years.Sean Finn of Colehill, Kinnegad, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape on May 15th, 2010.The judge said the 42 year old had insinuated his way into the woman’s home and the case had involved an element of stalking.Finn met the then 26-year-old woman the previous night after he joined a group she was in who were drinking in a hotel in Donegal.He stayed with the group when they had breakfast the following morning and went back to the woman’s house when she and her companion got a taxi there.The court heard last week that Finn later got a taxi with the woman and her friend who were going on to another pub but he got dropped off at hospital to attend for an appointment.He then turned up at the pub the woman and her companion were in and arrived back at her house later that afternoon.Detective Sergeant Michael Carroll told Ms Mary Ellen Ring SC, prosecuting, that the woman ordered food to be delivered to her house that afternoon and thought a knock to the door was the delivery man. She saw it was Finn and refused to answer the door.When the food arrived a short time later Finn was still there and invited himself into her home. He had bought food himself and the two ate together before he leaned in to kiss the woman.She pushed him away but he kissed her again, more aggressively and she bit his tongue causing him to bleed.Det Sgt Carroll said Finn was on top of the woman on the couch but she managed to slide out from under him onto the floor.He grabbed for her and pulled her bottoms down and she banged her head off the wall in the resulting struggle.Det Sgt Carroll said the woman then grabbed a nearby photo frame and hit Finn with it twice on the head, again causing him to bleed.He then raped her.Det Sgt Carroll said when Finn was finished he wiped the blood from his face and told the woman not to tell the gardai. He left the house leaving his bloodied shirt behind.The woman called gardaí who then contacted the hotel the group had been in the night previously.They viewed CCTV footage and arrested Finn at his ex-wife’s home later that day.Det Sgt Carroll said the woman was examined and found to have bruising to both her elbows and knee caps which was consistent with the struggle as she had described it.Finn later showed gardaí where he had discarded the clothes he had been wearing and made full admissions to them in the subsequent interview.Det Sgt Carroll said he had no previous convictions.Ms Ring read the woman’s victim impact report into court in which she described being “very disturbed” by the event.She stated that she had always been “outgoing, independent and very trusting” but added “he came to my home, took advantage of my trusting nature and raped me”.She said her personality has since changed and she now “has a short fuse, is irritable and easily upset”. She said she now has no sense of fun and is withdrawn and wants to be left alone.“The most personal part of my human life has been degraded and demeaned,” the woman stated before she added that she now feels vulnerable and weak.“It is always on my mind. My whole world has been invaded and it constantly comes into my mind that people know,” she said.The woman described how she had been attacked in her own home which she said had “previously felt like a safe place”.“I have had a heinous crime committed against me and now I will always be seen as a victim. I will always have the shadow of this assault over my life,” the woman said.EndsSIX YEARS JAIL FOR MAN WHO STALKED AND RAPED DONEGAL WOMAN was last modified: April 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegalrapist jailedsix yearsvictimlast_img read more

Atalanta want ex-Arsenal starlet on a free transfer

first_img REVEALED LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade And, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they are also making a play for ex-Gunners starlet Dragomir to firm up their options in the middle of the pitch.The Romanian didn’t play a single first-team game for the Gunners prior to his release this summer, but was rated by staff and the player’s agent claimed the club were trying to re-sign him.But now Atalanta are making moves to snap up the 19-year-old, who could be their ninth signing of the summer if Pasalic does indeed join. IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM Former Arsenal starlet Vlad Dragomir in action. targets Latest Transfer News RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 1 Former Arsenal starlet Vlad Dragomir is wanted by Atalanta as they strengthen ahead of the new season.The Serie A side lost key midfielder Bryan Cristante to Roma this summer and are set to land Chelsea man Mario Pasalic on loan.last_img read more

DONEGAL GIRL JUMPS ON THE ‘BAND’ WAGON TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY

first_imgA young Donegal girl is doing her bit to raise funds for charity after she watched a TV programme highlighting the plight of kids with cancer.Aine with one of her pink ribbon loom bands.Áine O’Leary aged 10 from St Johnston is a 5th class student from St Baithin’s NS.Áine decided to make these ribbons from loom bands after she watched “Stand Up To Cancer” programme on television last week. She was touched by the stories she saw especially from the young people who are battling cancer.Her parents Seamus and Julie O’Leary supported her in her decision and are extremely proud of her.To date Áine has made and sold over 20 in her local village to date and she has received a few donations also. She is donating all money raised to the Donegal Hospice.The ribbons are €2 each. She has raised over €100 so far. She is making pink and yellow ribbons for this worthy cause. Aine’s story appears on the Donegal Hospice Facebook page where there is also a donate button. DONEGAL GIRL JUMPS ON THE ‘BAND’ WAGON TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY was last modified: October 27th, 2014 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:AINE O’LEARYdonegal hospiceLOOM BANDSSt Johnstonlast_img read more