“Ramos penalizes Correa”

first_imgHowever, the collegiate of AS and the SER, Iturralde González, did see this action as punishable. “That’s a penalty because Ramos lifts his right leg and knocks down Correa foolishly,” He explained in The Carousel. In the 22nd minute of the meeting, there was the first controversial play of the final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atlético. It was starred by Sergio Ramos and Ángel Correa. By the 22nd minute, the Argentine striker tried to overcome the Madrid captain and he knocked him into the area. Sánchez Martínez said nothing. Nor did the VAR consider this action a penalty.last_img read more

Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are the leading scorers.Is it a case of business as usual in this Champions League?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 ChrissMaybe not.While there seems to be an ever-widening gap between the biggest, richest clubs and the rest, there also appears to be more potential winners than ever in a last-16 lineup that sets up what could be a thrilling knockout stage. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Napoli had the most points — nine — of any team failing to advance after getting drawn in a group with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool.Napoli kicked off at Anfield on top of its group on Tuesday. After a 1-0 loss, Napoli had fallen to third, edged by Liverpool on a head-to-head tiebreaker of goals scored.Five seasons ago, Napoli had 12 points yet didn’t advance because Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal also had 12 and better tiebreaker statistics.With 30 minutes to play on Wednesday, Shakhtar was on course for the round of 16. Lyon tied the game and advanced instead.The game was moved to Kiev, after Shakhtar’s previous two home games were in Kharkiv, due to martial law being imposed during the latest Russian aggression affecting Ukraine.Shakhtar has also played in Lviv since last hosting a Champions League in its modern Donbass Arena in November 2013. Weeks later, Russian annexed Crimea and the Donbass region was affected by conflict between government forces and pro-Russia separatists that continues.SURPRISE TEAMThey are young. They are fearless. They have a point to prove. It would be some story if Borussia Dortmund manages to go all the way.Like Liverpool last season and Monaco the year before, the Champions League likes to throw up a surprise story and Dortmund might be the new darling of Europe this time round.Top of the German league by seven points, Dortmund also won its Champions League group and conceded a competition-low two goals in six matches. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No eastern European team advanced. The most eastern team in Monday’s draw? Bayern Munich. Even the final is being played in Madrid, rather than Kiev last season.The Champions League seems truly a western affair. Teams not challenging for their national title, like Manchester United and Schalke, advanced with a game to spare. Russia is the sixth-ranked league by club performances in UEFA competitions yet for the third straight year its top-seeded champion — Lokomotiv Moscow — failed to advance.The round-of-16 lineup looks ever more like a Super League in waiting.PRIZE MONEY SKEWThe on-field domination of the richest teams comes in the first year of a near-40 percent hike in UEFA prize money, with more designed to go to them.UEFA and the European Club Association designed a format to distribute 1.95 billion euros ($2.22 billion) among 32 teams with a new element rewarding teams for past titles.It ensured preventing what happened two seasons ago when Leicester, a newcomer banking lucrative British television money, earned more than eventual winner Real Madrid.This season, Madrid was sure to earn 50 million euros ($57 million) from UEFA before kicking a ball.UNLUCKIEST TEAMSNapoli is due a lucky break, and Shakhtar Donetsk is long overdue a home game. In this Dec. 8, 2018 photo Dortmund players celebrate after scoring during the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Saturday’s 2-1 win at Schalke was Dortmund’s first Ruhr derby win in three years. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)The usual pretenders topped their groups.Nearly all of the top teams advanced.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Yet, Lucien Favre’s side is better known for its attacking flair, with players like Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho — bought from Barcelona and Man City — particularly standing out.Dortmund has had to rebuild after selling star players such as Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and it has been done wisely and boldly.Five years after last reaching the final, Dortmund is a team to fear in the Champions League once again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It would be the 13-time European champion’s biggest achievement yet if it can pull through again.ENGLISH REVIVALAll four of England’s representatives have advanced for the second straight season, even if two of them — Liverpool and Tottenham — left it to their final matches.They have deep squads, increasingly the best and most sought-after coaches, and a sheer force of numbers — 25 percent of the remaining field.Manchester City and Liverpool, in particular, should be among the favorites for the title.Can City manager Pep Guardiola, the outstanding coach of his generation, end what will be an eight-year personal wait to win Europe’s top prize, and for the first time away from Barcelona?Can Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp juggle contending in the Premier League with trying to reach a second straight Champions League final?MIND THE GAPThe most successful leagues in (western) Europe are becoming more successful in the Champions League.The big four leagues — England, Spain, Italy and Germany — have 12 representatives, or 75 percent of the total. Two more come from fifth-ranked Ligue 1 in France, plus there is Porto from the seventh-ranked Portuguese league. Ajax is a relative outlier from the 11th-ranked Eredivisie in Netherlands. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk A look at some things that stood out in group play:MADRID ON THE WANEThe most dominant team in the 27-season Champions League era might be on the wane.Real Madrid advanced as a group winner but lost home and away to CSKA Moscow and doesn’t have the same aura without Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Juventus. The team is on its second coach of the season — a rookie in Santiago Solari — and is fourth in La Liga.Madrid’s players have won four of the last five Champions Leagues and usually come into their own in the knockout stage in terms of game management and handling the pressure. That was when they had Ronaldo to rescue them, though.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ASEAN University Games: NU barges into men’s volleyball finals No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

Bus Crash Update

first_imgThe RCMP has now confirmed it will not be laying charges in connection with last November’s Greyhound bus crash in the Alberta Peace.Police believe weather and road conditions were the primary factors in the Highway 43 crash, about 30 kms east of Grande Prairie. The bus spun off the highway and rolled onto its side, trapping some of its 28 passengers in the wreckage. An elderly woman, along with a mother and her infant son, died in the accident. The crash has raised concerns about bus safety, particularly among truckers. They note the bus was pulling a small cargo trailer and they argue that when that occurs it can destabilize the vehicle, especially on slippery roads. However, a Greyhound spokesperson says she’s not aware of any changes in company policy regarding the cargo trailers.- Advertisement –last_img read more

City Council working out Application for Peace River Agreement

first_imgThe categories are:Transportation, roads, sidewalks, streetlights, etc. 35%Facilities, buildings, etc. 10%Equipment, vehicles, machinery, information technology, etc. 15%Operating costs (including staff) to support capital projects; research and studies, etc. 10%Other capital, one-time projects, debt servicing, etc. 30%“We are being very vigilant that this goes in the direction that we understood,” Hunter said. She said there is ‘wiggle room’ in the target percentages – For example, operating costs are listed at 10% maximum, but for the city, Hunter says they are only at 2-3%.The long term plan for Fort St. John’s funding in regard to the Peace River Agreement is due by the end of the month. The City Council has worked with the Province to further iron out details of the Peace River Agreement – a deal struck in May of this year to allocate funding from the provincial government to different municipalities in the Peace Region.The 20-year agreement is meant to help provide funding for these municipalities because of industries that happen outside of their borders, but still use their resources heavily.It has set $50 million in annual payments, that will be given starting in 2016. Over the 20 years it is set to provide funding, it’s estimated to have a value of $1.1 billion dollars.- Advertisement -“This is our first year in implementing the Peace River agreement and coming to a clear understanding of the role this application process and what the province will be requiring,” said City Manager Dianne Hunter.“We developed this application form regionally – done in house, with the support and consent of the other municipalities. They all vetted it and they’ve all looked at it.”The applications have been developed to keep autonomy at a municipal level in mind, but also make sure projects fit within the bounds of what the funding is intended for.Advertisementlast_img read more

Officials back `Three Strikes’ reform

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A proposed change to the Three Strikes law is receiving broad support because it mandates that sentences of 25 years to life be restricted, in most cases, to situations where the third offense is a serious or violent felony, according to law enforcement officials and defense attorneys. The proposed Three Strikes Reform Act of 2006 is being backed by police, prosecutors and defense attorneys. It was submitted with the Attorney General’s Office in early January by Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley and Brian T. Dunn of the Cochran law firm in Los Angeles. If it garners enough support, the measure could appear on the November ballot. “I think it’s long overdue,” Pasadena police Chief Bernard Melekian said of the proposed reform. “I’ve always thought Three Strikes was an excellent concept in public policy that was very flawed in its execution.” Proposition 184, the “Three Strikes” law, was passed in 1994 out of frustration with repeat violent offenders who seemed to be on a “revolving door” in and out of prison, Melekian said. A common criticism of the law is that it’s unfair and too expensive, because some repeat offenders receive 25-to-life sentences for minor third offenses that are classified as felonies because of prior convictions. Lael Rubin, head deputy for the District Attorney’s Office’s appellate division, said the inequities of the current Three Strikes law are well known. Some defendants received 25-to-life sentences for minor infractions like possession of a single cocaine rock, or theft of food or diapers, Rubin said. Previous attempts to reform Three Strikes, including Proposition 66 in November 2004, have been too severe, Rubin said. Only 47 percent of voters favored Proposition 66, which Rubin said eliminated some serious and violent offenses from the list of possible strikes, and would have triggered “massive resentencing.” With the defeat of Proposition 66, it became clear to Cooley that meaningful reform was necessary to save Three Strikes as an important tool for prosecutors, Rubin said. The current proposal would require that the third strike be serious or violent, Rubin said. A relatively minor offense could still be classified as a third strike if it involved elements like large quantities of drugs, certain sex offenses or a defendant armed with a firearm, Rubin said. Robert Kalunian, chief deputy public defender for Los Angeles County, called the latest proposed change to the Three Strikes law “excellent.” “The current Three Strikes law is overly broad and basically has the capability of encompassing a whole lot of individuals that one wouldn’t think should be sentenced to 25-to-life in prison,” he said. The new proposal also requires that defendants who received 25-to-life sentences for minor third offenses be resentenced according to the new provisions. marshall.allen@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461last_img read more

Watford ‘ready to go toe to toe’ with Serie A giants for Torino midfielder

first_img Mirko Valdifiori: The Italian midfielder has made 25 appearances this season 1 Watford and Fiorentina are battling it out for Torino midfielder Mirko Valdifiori, according to reports.The 31-year-old Italian has managed to get his career back on track this season in Turin after joining from Napoli last summer.Valdifiori has made 25 appearances in Serie A, helping Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side guarantee a top-half finish.The two clubs, according to Italian outlet La Nazione, are now tracking Valdifiori and they are ready to go toe to toe for him this summer.Both clubs have reportedly expressed an interest in Valdifiori and Torino have been notified ahead of the upcoming transfer window.The midfielder, whose sole cap for Italy came in 2015 during a friendly against England, has two years to run on his current contract.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal is to receive €34 million investment in social housing.More than 500 social housing units will be built across Donegal in next 3 years.The money will be seen as a huge investment for those on housing waiting lists and will come in over the next three years.It will provide 507 units of 30% of housing for those on Donegal’s housing waiting list. The Donegal investment is part of a national €1.5 billion package of building, buy and leasing schemes for local authorities.The announcement of the housing package has been welcomed by Minister of State Joe McHugh.“Today’s announcement to allocate over €34 million to address the housing situation in Donegal is a highly significant development for people on the housing list and is the first major investment in local authority housing in Donegal for some years.“Housing is a key priority for this Government and what has been announced today are ambitious targets for each local authority right throughout the country. This will have a major impact for those on the housing waiting lists with a national reduction of 25% targeted over the period from these schemes alone. The recovering economy is allowing us to invest in vital public services such as housing and we are doing that. “Today’s announcement shows the commitment of this government to tackle the issue of housing lists across the country. The Social Housing Strategy is a key action under the Construction 2020 Strategy and I am pleased to see it being progressed so that priority housing projects can be delivered in the years 2015-2017.” DONEGAL HOUSING LIST TO BE CUT BY 30% IN THREE YEARS WITH €34M FUNDING PACKAGE was last modified: April 1st, 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) Tags:donegalhousingJoe McHughlast_img read more

Haidara’s stunner sends Mali into the last 16

first_img Tags: Amadou HaidaraAngolaGroup EMALIMauritaniaTunisia Haidara (right) celebrates after scoring the winner againat Angola on Tuesday. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Angola 0-1 MaliIsmailia Stadium, IsmailiaTuesday, 02-07-2019Mali progressed to the last 16 as group E winners with a 1-0 win over Angola on Tuesday 2nd July.Angola just needed a point to advance as one of the best four third placed teams but were consequently shown the exit.Amadou Haidara’s sensational strike was enough to send Mali into the next round of the Africa Cup of Nations while Angola were consequently shown the exit.Srdjan Vasiljevic’s side nearly took an early lead in the fourth minute but Gelson Dala’s tame shot was comfortably gathered by Mali goalkeeper Djigui Diarra.At the half hour mark, Kalifa Coulibaly had a decent chance to give the Malians the lead but his header went wideIn the 37th minute, the RB Leipzig midfielder Haidara fired a stunning 20 yard strike past Angola custodian Tony Cabaca in the first period and it was enough to see Mali set up a knockout meeting with two time champions Ivory Coast.In the second period, Angola tried to threaten but Wilson Eduardo was unable to find the target from the chances that came his way.In the closing stages, Adama Traore nearly doubled Mali’s lead but was denied by goalkeeper Cabaca.At the end of proceedings, Mali was able to saw out the win in routine fashion while Angola’s campaign ended in disappointment. They last won an AFCON game in 2012.In the other group E contest, Tunisia played out to a goalless draw with tournament debutants Mauritania which was enough to send them through to the knockout phase.Mali finished top of the group with 7 points, followed by the Tunisians on 3 points, Mali in third place with 2 points. Mauritania who were making their first ever appearance at the continental showpiece finished bottom on two points.The full round of 16 fixtures-Egypt Vs South Africa-Madagascar Vs DR Congo-Nigeria Vs Cameroon-Senegal Vs Uganda-Algeria Vs guinea-Morocco Vs Benin-Mali Vs Ivory Coast-Ghana vs TunisiaComments last_img read more

After being cut, Kevin Pillar sends Giants, fans a note of gratitude

first_imgKevin Pillar sent a heartfelt message of appreciation to the Giants and their fans on Tuesday, one day after the team angered many in its fan base by cutting the center fielder loose.In an Instagram post, Pillar expressed his gratitude for be being able to spend nearly all of the 2019 season with the Giants, but he also said he’s looking forward to his first shot at free agency after not being tendered a contract by Monday’s deadline.“Thank you @sfgiants and the fans for welcoming my family …last_img read more

Look Out, Twitpic: Flickr Now Tweeting Images

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… And here’s a tweet I sent about an image and design from another user, ThisIsStar. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Sadly, the resultant tweet doesn’t indicate that the image is from another user; we can see this causing some confusion, especially when users are in a hurry. Hopefully, the generator of the tweet will edit the included text to reflect ownership accurately, e.g., “Check out this awesome design from @thisisstar.”So, what will this mean for other services designed to post images to Twitter? While the new Twitter-posting capabilities at Flickr are exciting, they do present a few conflicts and redundancies. If Flickr wanted to kill other image-tweeting services, they should have allowed users to choose to auto-tweet about new batches of photos without having to select each pic individually after the fact. As it stands, only Flickr’s mobile upload function truly replaces services such as Twitpic and yFrog.With regard to services such as FriendFeed or PixelPipe that have been shuffling links to our newly posted Flickr photos over to our Twitter accounts automatically, the new Flickr function doesn’t really help consolidate users’ efforts or save their time. Auto-tweets from third-party aggregators such as these are still the only way to tweet new images from the web without taking extra steps.However, the redundancy issue will rear its ugly head for mobile uploads to the 2Twitter addresses. For example, if I uploaded from my device right now using a 2Twitter address, it would post to Flickr and Twitter first. Then a FriendFeed post would be generated automatically. That FriendFeed note would then get pushed to Twitter. This is clearly too much noise, but Flickr doesn’t give me the necessary incentive to completely turn off FriendFeed’s Flickr integration.Although these issues mean, from our point of view, that the feature still needs improvement, it’s a great way to share already uploaded content from a wide range of sources. Related Posts center_img jolie odell Tags:#Photo Sharing Services#twitter#web According to an announcement today on the Flickr blog, it’s open season for image-sharing via Twitter on the gargantuan photo site.Users can now share posted content on their Twitter accounts using a simple web-based sharing button or via email/mobile using a unique “2Twitter” email address. Although all uploaded content is tweetable, new content uploaded via the web is not auto-tweeted. Mobile uploads are only sent to Twitter if the user’s 2Twitter email address is used.Also, users can tweet images from accounts other than their own.Once a Twitter account is added to a Flickr user’s account as a blog, the “Blog This” function will allow that user to tweet about any image with a short URL and a 116 character limit. The title of the image is automatically included in the tweet. The “Blog This” icon is located on the Flickr photo page and doesn’t appear in a user’s photo stream.Here’s what the function and resultant tweet looks liked when I posted a photo from my own account: A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more