Draws that help both teams may become more common

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees That didn’t work Tuesday as word spread that Peru was beating Australia , meaning Denmark and France were safe even if the game ended 0-0.No great Danes here, even though Denmark earned a berth in the round of 16 against Croatia.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 crownVive la France? Hardly, despite Les Bleus winning their group for the second straight World Cup and advancing to a second-round matchup versus Argentina.“It was a shame,” said Alison Elias, a 34-year-old from Puebla, Mexico, who watched from the upper deck. “We were actually expecting a nice game. They knew that Peru was winning, so there wasn’t much at stake. Well, it was fun to be there. And let’s see what happens in the next round.” MOST READ “At the end, when it 10 minutes left, of course, you’re going to keep on your feet and just avoid in the air really dangerous things,” star Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen said. “Yeah, we got what we wanted. Probably from the fans, it was a bit disappointing, of course. But I’ll make sure if they come to the next game it will be much more exciting.”Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel — a son of former Denmark and Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel — held the ball under his foot and tapped in between his cleats like a school kid waiting for his tardy friends to arrive.When right back Henrik Dalsgaard made a long clearance that freed Kasper Dolberg for a breakaway about 75 minutes in, Dolberg passed the ball back to the midfield.“We did what we had to do, and we got the result we came to get,” Dalsgaard said. “From a fan perspective, yeah, definitely a bit boring, but football can be boring sometimes. They got the result they wanted and us the same, so I think we can both say job well done.”Denmark extended its unbeaten streak to 18 matches dating to October 2016. Coach Age Hareide admitted his strategy was play for a draw.“We were up against one of the best teams in the world doing counter-attacks, so we would have been stupid to open a lot of space for the French team,” he said through a translator. “So we stayed back whenever we could. We were playing hard to get the result we needed. It was a nil-nil. We are very pleased with that.”Denmark, population 5.7 million, plays above its weight. It was a surprise winner of the 1992 European Championship and reached the World Cup quarterfinals in 1998. France won at home that year and hopes 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, one of the few players who attacked after he entered in the match in the 78th minute, can spark Les Bleus to a second championship.“We didn’t need to take any risk given that they wanted this result,” said French coach Didier Deschamps, a member of the 1998 champions.FIFA should worry that mindset becomes more common. LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina World Cup thriller Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial FIFA decided to expand the World Cup from 32 nations to 48 starting in 2026, when the tournament will be hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.Adding a dozen weaker teams will likely produce more group-stage blowouts. And the expansion forces a format switch making collusion more likely in a sport known for shenanigans.In 2026, two teams will advance from each of 16-three nation groups. One country will be done with group play before the other two meet in the finale. If neither team needs a win, well, you know what to expect.World Cup group-stage finales have been played simultaneously since 1986, a change instituted after West Germany and Austria played listlessly four years earlier, knowing a German win by one or two goals would advance both countries and eliminate Algeria, which had beaten Chile the day before. Horst Hrubesch scored in the 10th minute, and attackers pretty much took a siesta for the rest of the evening. West Germany’s 1-0 win caused a protest by Algeria, which FIFA dismissed.A similar mindset was in place Tuesday. France began the day with six points, Denmark four, Australia one and Peru none. Australia needed to win and overcome a minus-two disadvantage in goal difference. Andre Carillo put Peru ahead in the 18th minute, and when Paolo Guerrero doubled the lead in the 50th, Denmark’s offense vanished like the ghost of Hamlet’s father.ADVERTISEMENT France’s Antoine Griezmann applauds to supporters at the end of the group C match between Denmark and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Match ended 0-0. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MOSCOW — Fans hated the battle of backpasses that the Denmark-France World Cup match devolved into, and they likely will watch more teams collude when soccer’s showcase expands to 48 teams.The sellout crowd at Luzhniki Stadium started booing early in the second half, angry that two talented teams were passing the ball back to goalkeepers and refusing to go on the attack. It was a throwback to the 1982 “Disgrace of Gijon,” which pushed FIFA to run group finales at the same time so teams wouldn’t know what they needed to do to advance.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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China Commits to Support Liberia’s Reconstruction

first_imgLiberia and the People’s Republic of China have reached agreements in addition to existing ones to enhance development in the country.Agreements reached between Foreign Ministers Wang Yi of China and Augustine Ngafuan took into consideration increasing the number of scholarships for Liberians from 15 to 40, the establishment of a steel plant, coastal highway construction and training of health personnel to tackle disease outbreaks.Furthermore, Minister Ngafuan said the Chinese Government has committed to donate US$320,000 for the construction of a diplomatic lounge at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County.He disclosed further that the Chinese Government is still committed to constructing the promised US$60 million ministerial complex expected to host about 10 ministries and agencies.Additionally, construction of annexes of the National Legislature and renovation of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex are some undertakings the Chinese Government has on hand for Liberia.He also disclosed that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Minister Wang discussed the One-China Policy, and there are indications that Liberia-China bilateral cooperation will continue to produce more positive results.Minister Ngafuan acknowledged the role of China in the Ebola crisis and stressed that, “One who comes by your bedside when sick, is a true friend and not people who show up at festivals.”He said besides the quick response from China during the health crisis in Liberia, the country continues to help in the post-Ebola crisis.Following discussions with President Sirleaf and Minister Ngafuan, Foreign Minister Wang Yi assured Liberia that China will meet up with Liberia’s development needs with a balanced approach to sustainable development in line with President Xi Jinping’s plan about relations with Africa.Minister Wang said China’s focus is on infrastructure and human development, and processing capacity needed to sustain development and create jobs in Liberia.In response to a question about Liberia’s relations with the United States, the Minister indicated that the choice lies with Liberia to adapt multi-cooperation with other countries in accordance with its development needs.He said the presence of Chinese companies in Liberia, constructing roads and implementing other projects, can attest that China is interested in developing and helping Liberians get out poverty.He also indicated that China and the United States are working hand in hand, noting, “The Foreign Ministry building of Liberia was built by the U.S. Government, but refurbished by China.He added that as demonstrated during the heat of the health crisis, China was the first to come in with support and was also able to send medical supplies and built solid Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) before others came and did likewise.This, according to him, was meant to save lives and not to wait till people died in their numbers before assistance could come in to rescue affected persons.Minister Wang identified poverty and underdevelopment as factors to the prevalence of diseases in least developed countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Disunity Retards Development’

first_imgNimba County Senator, Thomas Grupee has urged citizens of the county residing in Bomi, Cape Mount and Gbarpolu counties to unite their efforts to help develop the country.“Disunity breeds division and retards the development of any nation. Good leadership and programs depend on the strength and cooperation of the citizens to improve their own lives,” Grupee told the citizens.He made the call recently in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, where he celebrated the ushering in of the New Year with Nimba citizens residing in that part of the country. Senator Grupee chairs the Senate Committee on Internal Affairs. He reminded his kinsmen to forge unity, adding, “What makes you strong as a people everywhere is the unity that exists among you.”According to him, since he was elected Senator in 2011, his message has always focused on unity.He told the gathering that he is a Senator for the entire citizenry of Nimba County irrespective of where they reside, noting, “This is one of the reasons that necessitated my trip to Western Liberia.” Grupee then dispelled rumors that divisions exist within his county’s Legislative Caucus. He said the county Legislative Caucus is holding together with Senator Prince Y. Johnson leading the way for development in the county.“Our leader, Prince Y. Johnson, is inseparable from the rest of the Caucus in terms of political and social development to the extent that we compliment each others’ efforts,” Grupee said.Gbarma District Commissioner, Ciafa Konneh, in welcome remarks, also called for unity among the Golas and Nimbaians residing in Western Liberia. Senator Grupee was accompanied to that part of the country by former Nimba lawmaker Benedict Bartuah; the county’s Governor in Monrovia, James Zokpoah; and a few members of his office staff. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Last flu clinic next week in Fort St. John

first_imgIn the meantime, the Ministry of Health has another reminder for visitors to any health care facility in the province that they are now required to have a current flu shot or wear a mask.The masks are available free of charge, and  the visitors are being asked to join health care workers, volunteers and contractors in supporting the ministry’s comprehensive, honour system influenza prevention strategy. – Advertisement –last_img

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Civilian death toll in Iraq drops for Eid feast

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – The civilian death toll in Iraq fell to its lowest level in recent memory Saturday, with only four people killed or found dead nationwide, according to reports from police, morgue officials and credible witnesses. Saturday marked the beginning of the Eid al-Fitr feast for Shiites, the three-day capstone closing out the Ramadan month of fasting. Sunnis begin celebrating the holiday today. The daily number of civilians killed, not including those on days when there were massive casualties from car bombs, had climbed above 100 at the end of last year and the beginning of 2007. Saturday’s decline in deaths was in line with a sharp drop in September of both Iraqi civilian and U.S. military fatalities. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The four dead included three death squad victims found in Baghdad and the bodyguard of the Kirkuk police commander who was killed in a roadside bombing.last_img read more

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Musharraf resistant to U.S. pressure as envoy visits

first_imgBut there were also some ominous signs, with the broadcasts of two major independent television news stations – Geo and ARY, both of which transmit from nearby Dubai – being cut. Both stations said Dubai took action in response to pressure from Musharraf. GEO broadcast a continuous video of a thunderstorm at sea, with its logo floating on the choppy waves. “The pressure was so intense from Gen. Musharraf,” Shahid Massood, Geo Group executive director, said from Dubai.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan’s military ruler faced intense U.S. pressure Saturday to end emergency rule and restore democracy, with Washington’s No. 2 diplomat personally delivering what many here see as a sharp warning from a once staunch ally. Whether President Gen. Pervez Musharraf was ready to listen was the question. He says the two-week long emergency – which has seen opponents jailed, judges purged and independent TV stations muffled – is needed to hold a peaceful vote in the country beset by an increasingly potent Islamic insurgency. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte’s trip was seen as a last best chance to persuade him and avoid political turmoil in Pakistan, a key front in the War on Terror. The diplomat was expected to make his only public comment at a news conference scheduled for early today, just ahead of his departure. Negroponte met for more than two hours with Musharraf and Pakistan’s deputy army commander, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, said an official in the president’s office, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk with the media. Kayani is widely expected to take over the powerful role of military chief in the coming weeks when Musharraf sheds his uniform and starts his second term as president in the coming weeks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The official said Musharraf told Negroponte the emergency was needed to hold a successful vote. He wouldn’t say what Negroponte had told Musharraf, and U.S. officials weren’t talking. But going into the meeting, senior Bush administration officials were clear on what they wanted: an end to the emergency, a date set for legislative elections in January, the release of opposition leaders and that Musharraf step down as army chief. “We want to work with the government and people of Pakistan and the political actors in Pakistan to put the political process back on track as soon as possible,” Negroponte said Friday during a stop in Africa. He arrived in Pakistan a few hours later and phoned former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the highest-level U.S. contact with the Pakistani opposition leader since the emergency began. In their discussion, Negroponte underscored Washington’s opposition to the emergency and its desire to see her and other opposition figures free to peacefully take part in Pakistani politics, said U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack. The conversation came just hours after Bhutto was released from house arrest, one of a number of face-saving measures the government took ahead of the senior American diplomat’s arrival. A prominent human rights activist was also released, and several opposition television news stations were allowed back on the air. last_img read more

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SALLY HAS THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS CRAFT GIFT FOR HORSE LOVERS

first_imgTHEY’RE a unique gift horse lovers everywhere will love.When Sally Shiels lost her prize-winning horse two years ago she went into mourning.Like the loss of any family pet, she took it very badly. But now she has turned the loss of Blaze (pictured below) into something special.“The friendship between a horse and its owner is a very special one and losing a horse can be a heart-breaking time for any horse owner,” said Sally (BELOW) from Deenystown, Letterkenny.“My current horse Ellie battled cancer earlier this year as well but thankfully she has survived“I was thinking of ways in which I could capture my memories in ways other than through faded photographs and so I created Seirendipity Equine to produce bespoke Horsehair jewellery, a contemporary twist on Victorian mourning jewellery,” she said. Hand-crafted from the tail hair of horses, the bracelets are a timeless reminder of a special friendship.“Every piece is unique and is tailored from the hair of an owner’s own horse or pony, finished in solid silver and hand-crafted in here in Donegal,” said Sally.And since she started making them, she has had orders from all over Europe.“We get heartwarming stories from the owners and that makes each piece more special,” said Sally.“But we also get customers who don’t have horses themselves but just love the jewellery.” She added: “If you don’t have a horse, I have plenty in items in stock for people to choose from.”Donegal Daily readers can get 15% off all orders placed by quoting “DD47”.Orders on 087 2249998, email seirendipity@gmail.com or via www.facebook.com/seirendipityequineThe bracelets are on sale at the Letterkenny Craft & Design Studio, Port Road, Letterkenny.FOR MORE great Christmas craft gifts visit:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Letterkenny-crafts-design-studio/387595217971856 SALLY HAS THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS CRAFT GIFT FOR HORSE LOVERS was last modified: November 27th, 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:SALLY HAS THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS CRAFT GIFT FOR HORSE LOVERSSeirendipity Equine to produce bespoke Horsehair jewellerylast_img read more

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ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB PRESENTATION NIGHT – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgLadies Masters Team with their Donegal Masters Bronze medalsRosses AC held their Adult presentation night on Friday night last with a large turnout. Ita Gallagher adressed the crowd and updated that we have grown our adult end of the club by 60% with membership now standing at 87 senior athletes.She acknowledged the many successes during the year noting the mens bronze medal in the Donegal novice and the womens silver medals in Donegal and Ulster Novice and rounded of with fine performances at the All Irelands in Waterford recently. The Fit For Life section of the club has really taken off and Elise Gillespie and Sinead Diver were noted for their efforts.Sean McGinley continues to lead the club and his efforts were especially noted and a special surprise birthday cake for Sean added to the occasion.Special mention was made to Aidan Gillespie and his achievements throughout the year where he won medals at the All Ireland Indoors, Donegal Track and Field, All Ireland Track and Field for Senior and Masters and travelled to the European Masters, Our club athletes continue to grow and our footprint is being felt across athletics and races across Donegal.A great night was had by all and a special thanks to all club members for their efforts during the year. The following were the awards made on the night: Edward Harkin – Male Athlete of the Year, Noreen McGee – Female Athlete of the Year, Aidan Gillespie – Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Cathy Breslin – Most Determined Female Athlete of the Year, Noel Boyd – Most Determined Male Athlete of the Year, Elise Gillespie – Fit for Life CoOrdinator, Sinead Diver – Most Improved Female Athlete of the Year, Michael McElroy – Most Improved Male Athlete of the Year, Fit For Life Awards – Margaret Ann Ferry, Sean P. O Fearaigh and Marie Boyle, Notable Performances ward – Noel Diver and Pacer Athlete Charlie Doherty.Cathy Breslin – Most Determined Female Athlete of the Year Aidan Gillespie – Track and Field Athlete of the Year Michael McElroy – Most Improved Male Athlete of the Year Elise Gillespie – Fit for Life CoOrdinator Edward Harkin – Male Athlete of the Year Noreen McGee – Female Athlete of the Year Noel Boyd – Most Determined Male Athlete of the Year Sinead Diver – Most Improved Female Athlete of the Year ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB PRESENTATION NIGHT – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 21st, 2013 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:Presentation nightROSSES AClast_img read more

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MAN ESCAPES FROM HOUSEFIRE UNINJURED

first_imgA man was rescued from a housefire in St Johnston this evening.The fire broke out at a house in the townland of Transallagh after 5pm.The lone occupant of the house escaped without any injuries. The fire service were still at the scene at 7.45pm.A full investigation into the cause of the fire has now been launched. MAN ESCAPES FROM HOUSEFIRE UNINJURED was last modified: November 24th, 2013 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:housefireSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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JOURNALIST JOHN WATERS VISITS MOVILLE TO SEE SITE OF PLANNED SEWAGE PIPE

first_imgResidents meet John WatersThe renowned Irish Times journalist John Waters has travelled to Donegal to visit the site of the proposed controversial Waste Water Treatment Plant and it’s associated discharge pipe in the town land of Carnagarve midway between Moville and Greencastle.He was provided with details of the sewage plant and pipe by members of the Campaign for a Clean Estuary Group and local residents.Said Enda Craig, from the campaign group: “Mr Waters was highly impressed with the beauty of the area and it’s surroundings. “He has stated that he will make a return journey at some point in the future and will also study in detail the information provided to him.”Last week the European Commission launched an investigation into Donegal County Council’s handling of the dispute, which has been running since 1989. JOURNALIST JOHN WATERS VISITS MOVILLE TO SEE SITE OF PLANNED SEWAGE PIPE was last modified: January 19th, 2014 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) Tags:CarnagarveGreencastleIrish TimesJohn Watersmovillelast_img read more

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