Liverpool thrashes Maribor 7-0 in Champions League

first_imgLiverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, left, celebrates with Philippe Coutinho after scoring during the Champions League soccer match between Maribor and Liverpool at the Ljudski vrt stadium, in Maribor, Slovenia, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)MARIBOR, Slovenia — Liverpool rediscovered its potency by thrashing Maribor 7-0, matching the biggest away win in Champions League history and emphatically securing its first win in Group E on Tuesday.Mohamed Salah scored twice to follow up goals from Roberto Firmino, in the fourth minute, and Philippe Coutinho as Liverpool took a 4-0 lead at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “We had bad luck in the last three or four games,” Salah said. “Everyone was confident a good result was coming.”It was the biggest margin of victory for an English club away from home in the European Cup or Champions League.Two other teams have also won 7-0 in the Champions League: Marseille over MSK Zilina in 2010 and Shakhtar Donetsk over BATE Borisov in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Firmino added a second goal before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain — his first for Liverpool — and Trent Alexander-Arnold completed the rout for Maribor’s heaviest loss in the competition.“Our attitude was outstanding — we were spot on from the first second,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLiverpool started off with draws against Sevilla and Spartak Moscow, but this win lifted the English team to the top of the group on goal difference from Spartak, which thrashed Sevilla 5-1.Liverpool has struggled to turn chances into goals in recent games, notably draws in the English Premier League against Burnley and Manchester United that have dropped Klopp’s team off the title pace. View comments 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 Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors returnlast_img read more

Leo Austria expects Terrence Romeo to rally behind Beermen’s cause: ‘He wants to win a championship’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. June Mar Fajardo sad to see Brian Heruela go, but hopes pal gets longer minutes at TNT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Austria is well aware of Romeo’s individual awards but as far as team trophies are concerned the polarizing gunner still has nothing to show for it.“He has a lot of achievements, individually, but as a team I think he hasn’t won a championship yet,” said Austria in Filipino after the team’s practice Wednesday at Acropolis Clubhouse. “That’s the first thing he has to do, and I think he wants to win a championship.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Every time there are new players on the team, the incumbent ones will have to size him up and he too has to size his new teammates up. It will take a few days to be familiarized with the team.”San Miguel has been nothing short of successful during Austria’s reign winning six of the possible 12 titles across four seasons including four straight Philippine Cups. MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel head coach Leo Austria made it clear that even with his caliber, Terrence Romeo still has to prove himself when he officially joins the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Austria is also aware of Romeo’s reputation for being a problematic player.In a report by Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Musong Castillo, Romeo was shipped out of TNT at the request of several players after the star guard “ruined” the team’s chemistry, according to sources.A couple of Beermen also had run-ins with Romeo on the court in the past season.But Austria remains positive that these issues will be resolved once Romeo starts practicing with the team on Thursday.Austria did fix San Miguel after its tumultuous “Petronovela” phase when the team had to change its coaches several times and won just one championship in a span of three years.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES “Ever since Petron there was the novella and there were a lot of intrigues within the team but still the players stayed together and because of that in the last four years we started winning championships,” said Austria who took over as head coach at the start of the 2014-15 season.“There were a lot of ups and downs and the players matured because of that. These guys are professionals and they should exercise your attitude because this is not any one’s team. Anyone of us can be let go any time, The loyalty should remain to the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Paying severance to sugar workers is not a favour; it is the law

first_imgDear Editor,Thursday, October 18, was another day of shame, disgrace and infamy for Guyana. The President, the Prime Minister, and the APNU+AFC Ministers and MPs treated sugar workers as if they were not part of Guyana, while embracing a small group of counter-protesters organised by APNU/AFC to intimidate and harass peaceful sugar workers.They also ignored a group of Rastafarians protesting for the decriminalisation of marijuana.APNU/AFC’s dishonesty and hypocrisy know no bounds. It has been almost a year since more than 4,500 sugar workers were fired when three estates were closed. The Government paid them just about half their severance some four months later. Now, coming up to almost a year since they were retrenched, APNU/AFC has still not paid them the other half.There are also another 2,500 workers who were retrenched earlier, after Wales Estate was closed. Some of those are yet to be paid their severance, two years later. Last week, confronted in person, and under pressure from protesting sugar workers, President Granger promised them they would be paid as soon as Parliament meets again. Parliament met on Thursday, October 18. There was a notice of a Supplementary Budget to be considered by Parliament on October 30. That Supplementary Budget is for $7.5 billion, about $2.4billion of which is intended to pay the sugar workers who are owed severance.Thursday, October 18, also revealed huge advertisements in the daily newspapers, costing millions of dollars, with the Finance Minister gloating that APNU+AFC is doing a favour by paying sugar workers their severance. It is gross dishonesty for APNU+AFC to beat their chest and huff and puff as if they are doing the sugar workers a favour. Paying the severance is neither a favour to sugar workers nor is it any sort of generosity. Paying the severance will end the egregious violation of the law. In fact, the payment should now include interest owed on the late payments.If an advertisement costing millions had to be made, it should have been to apologise to the workers and their families. Hopefully, the Opposition would insist that the President and his ministers apologise to the workers.Many of those workers were on Thursday present in front of Parliament. The President came to speechify in Parliament, but ignored the workers, drove past them, never acknowledging them. The Prime Minister, too, walked past the workers, never even signalling that he had noticed them. This is the man who, not so long ago, had deemed himself the “champion of sugar workers”.Not a single APNU+AFC Minister, not a single APNUAFC MP, chose to acknowledge the sugar workers. They were invisible at the least, and less than human at worst.But, disgustingly, several of Granger’s Ministers and MPs graced the presence of a loud and intimidating group organised by APNU/AFC to harass and intimidate the sugar workers. They even infiltrated a group of Rastafarians who were there to peacefully advocate for the decriminalisation of marijuana.The Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, and his MPs acknowledged the presence of both the sugar workers and the Rastafarians. They engaged them in discussion, and offered their solidarity. These Jagdeo-led PPP MPs showed their humanity, identifying with their Guyanese sisters and brothers of different races, different political affiliations and ideas. In contrast, Granger, Nagamootoo, and the APNU/AFC MPs ignored sugar workers and Rastafarians, only acknowledging their own organised APNU/AFC protesters.Worse, on the day that the President came to speechify in Parliament, his Ministers and his MPs, aided and abetted by the Speaker, refused to treat the severance for sugar workers as an urgent matter. The Leader of the Opposition and his PPP MPs wanted to consider the severance issue, and to go through all the stages for the Supplementary Budget, so that the workers could be paid without further delays. This would have been the morally right thing to do, ending the breach of the law.Nagamootoo was the one who moved that the Parliament suspend business to accommodate the speech by the President, while further delaying payment for the workers.Now we learn that, while APNU/AFC are playing games with another stupid election gimmick, the payments cannot be made until the Parliament meets again, on October 30, to pass the Supplementary Budget. This means that the severance payment is not likely until closer to year-end. If they are honest and care much about these sugar workers, there is no need to wait until Parliament meets again. Further, not all workers will receive their severance payments. The workers from Wales, many among the protesters, will not be paid the long-overdue severance.The law has been breached. The violation continues in spite of the President’s promise to end the breach this week. Shamefully, APNU/AFC is forcing poor workers and their families to wait a little longer.It is even more shameful because the President today boasted that he and his Government are keeping the promise of the “Good Life” for every Guyanese.Respectfully,DrLeslie Ramsammylast_img read more

Patrimony via patronage is remnant act of old Guyana hustle

first_imgDear Editor,I have noted with distaste the application for oil blocks by the African Business Roundtable (ABR). The ABR is also known as the African Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), a group founded by the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) in 2016 “to create business opportunities for people of African descent, facilitate access to markets, openings to financing and stimulate opportunities for self-development and the transformation of villages into viable economic centres” Stabroek News (19.11.2016). Interestingly, the persons listed as beneficial owners of ABR are Eric Phillips, Charles Ceres, Violet Smith, and Osafo George. It would seem this is a very small table and aimed at ‘opportunities for self-development’ of a few politically favoured elitists.The policy of the Granger Administration to fund and facilitate the creation of organisations for the advancement of ‘Afro-Guyanese’ to the exclusion of other races was ill-conceived and the result has been the funnelling of hundreds of millions in State funds to a select few to the exclusion of people of any descent, Afro or otherwise. There are no barriers to the advancement of persons of any ethnicity in Guyana, the two largest business organisations – Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the Berbice Chamber – do not have ethnic requirements, there was no obvious gap filled by the ABR/ABCC. Similarly, the other Granger cash cow International Decade for People of African Descent-Guyana has done nothing but provide events where persons were offered access to Government services such as house lot application and birth certificate registration, services which are available five days a week (for free) at Government offices.Eric Phillips is President of African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), in this capacity he is well equipped to advance the cause of people of African descent. It is sad to see he has instead used his position and influence to acquire large tracts of land and oil blocks.Head of the Project Management Office of the Ministry of the Presidency, Marlon Bristol would have us believe that land allocation is done in a manner of “pin the tail on the donkey” as he said that he never had any insider information and it is for the GL&SC to say why they gave him lands suitable for a deep water harbour. Marlon Bristol offers no details on the stated purpose of his application and his silence speaks volumes.Guyana does not need ethnocentricity at this point in our history, we need selfless leaders who are willing to serve the country for the betterment of all Guyanese; Leaders who understand Guyana is a multi-racial state. Guyanese are struggling to throw off a socialist past and embrace a capitalist future. Empowerment begins with education; with investing capital in each other’s plans, projects and businesses. Our past is a story of survival and hustle, the future must bring a change to order and adherence to the rule of law. Eric Phillips and his cohorts’ attempt to secure our patrimony via patronage are remnant acts of the old Guyana hustle, we must condemn them to our opaque past and move to a transparent future; anything less is unacceptable.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Uprok Announces All Liberian Music Festival

first_imgT. Mark Korpu, the Chief Executive Office of Uprok Event Entertainment event organizer Uprok Events has announced a music festival which is intended to ensure the monetization of Liberia’s rising music industry.The All Liberian Music Festival, according to T. Mark Korpu, the Chief Executive Office of Uprok Events will be held on March 14 at the famous Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) featuring several A-list and emerging artists and will bring together top producers and record label scouts in search of new artists.“The festival is predicated upon the need to sow neatly and tightly the loose intra-cultural relationship in Liberia by using music as a potent weapon of intercultural understanding, and medium of appreciation for the country’s arts and culture,” says Korpu.He added: “This year’s festival, like any one of our past events, will leave fans mesmerized with a lot of an unforgettable triple-treat experience.”The Uprok CEO added that, being the first of its kind in Liberia, the festival is also aimed at promoting unity among the players in the Liberia music industry—something which has been lacking over the years.“We will also like to announce that certain percentage of the total revenue generated will go to a development project to aid the industry, and this will be an entertainment arena that will host not least than 8,000 people, “he said.The Uprok CEO added that this festival is in line with Pillar one of President George M. Weah Pro- poor Agenda to empower Liberians with the tools to gain control of their lives through more equitable provision of opportunities in education, health, youth and development.Meanwhile, Mr. Korpu has called on the Government, business owners, small and large companies, influential individuals to join the company’s efforts to make the festival a success.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

$250B National Budget for 2017 passed

first_imgAfter more than two weeks of gruelling debates and examination of estimates, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) proposed 0 billion 2017 National Budget was passed in the National Assembly.Finance Minister Winston Jordan presenting Budget 2017 to the HouseOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo shakes the hand of Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland at the conclusion of the Budget debatesThis comes even as the Private Sector Commission (PSC) joined forces with two chief labour movements – the Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) – in calling for an imperative multistakeholder forum on some of the worrying contents in Budget 2017. However, despite similar calls by the Opposition, both Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo disregarded continuous calls by major stakeholders for an urgent meeting on Budget 2017.Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira had described the development as “phenomenally important” and lambasted the Government for ignoring the public’s concerns.Meanwhile, the examination of the 2017 Estimates and Expenditures for the various Ministries concluded, where the sum of $24.940 billion was considered and approved by the Committee of Supply for the Finance Ministry.Over the past two weeks, all Government agencies’ budgets were examined by the Opposition Members of Parliament, who questioned each Minister intensely on how the monies will be spent.Key sectors include education, which was allocated $43.1 billion or 17 per cent of the National Budget; agriculture with an allocation of $20.6 billion; and public health with an allocation of $31.2 billion.Coming under scrutiny from the Opposition were the allocations for Office of the Prime Minister – $882 million; Parliament – $1.5 billion; Office of the Auditor General – $755 million; the Guyana Elections Commission – $2.030 billion; Ministry of the Presidency – $6.004 billion; Social Cohesion Ministry – $90.1 million; Business Ministry – $1.7 billion; Communities Ministry – $5.9 billion (regional allocations not included); Finance Ministry – $24.9 billion; Foreign Affairs Ministry– $5.164 billion; Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry – $2.463 billion; Natural Resources Ministry – $798 million; Public Infrastructure Ministry – $34.6 billion, Social Protection Ministry – $16.6 billion; and Telecommunications Ministry – $2.3 billion.The reading of the Appropriation Bill 2016, Bill Number 24 of 2016, by the Clerk of the National Assembly was facilitated three times so as to have all Budget Estimates approved and passed as printed by the Parliament Committee of Supply.Throughout the Budget debates, the Opposition maintained that the measures highlighted in Budget 2017 will create hardships for Guyanese, pointing to the reduction on Value Added Tax (VAT) and then the swift announcement on the extension of VAT payments on water and electricity bills. Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo had remarked that the Budget will kill the Private Sector and unleash untold hardships on the nation, describing it as the “worst budget” in the history of budgets.Meanwhile, on Wednesday, before the National Assembly was adjourned, Leader of Government business, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Member of Parliament Juan Edghill along with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland all culminated the session by wishing each other, the media and the Guyanese public best wishes for the season.Opposition MP Edghill said, “On behalf of the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, and all of our MPs of this side of the House, the PPP/C and all of our supporters countrywide to extend to you, Sir (Speaker), the staff of the Parliament Office, and to our colleagues on the other side of the House, the media and by extension all of Guyana ‘Merry Christmas’.”The Speaker in closing the session said, “Christmas is a time for giving and loving, a time for togetherness and not separation. It is a time for appreciating what we have, giving thanks for it, and be willing to share it with others, that’s my humble appreciation of Christmas and so I wish that for all of us.”The National Assembly is expected to have its next sitting on January 5, 2017.last_img read more

EVERY goal and assist of attacker Man United are ready to splash £26m on

first_imgHenrikh Mkhitaryan is on the verge of joining Man United from Borussia Dortmund.The 27-year-old, who has a year left on his contract, could cost the club around £26m with personal terms between both parties reportedly agreed.Last season Mkhitaryan scored 11 Bundesliga goals and created 15 and you can see every one of those in the video above.He has been a Dortmund player since 2013 after joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in a £24m deal and rejecting the likes of Liverpool in the process.last_img read more

Top 10

first_imgTeam Record LW 1. Hart 14-41 Indians back with a vengeance after loss to Burroughs. 2. Canyon 16-32 Nine-game winning streak snapped by Burbank. 3. Newbury Park 12-65 LMU-bound Kavita Goss leads Panthers to 6-0 Marmonte start. 4. Notre Dame 9-44 Div. I prospect C.J. Hill among area’s best point guards. 5. La Canada 12-43 Rebounded from Monrovia loss to rout Blair of Pasadena. 10. Burbank 11-9NR Upset Canyon to move into four-way tie for Foothill lead. THEY SAID IT “Right after I got off the phone, I thought, ‘Good for Burroughs (of Burbank), bad for Valencia.’ ” – Valencia coach Jerry Mike after congratulating Burroughs coach Vicky Oganyan on the Indians’ upset of No. 1 Hart, which responded with a 47-point rout of Valencia. SEVEN-DAY FORECAST POTENTIAL HERO Knight of Palmdale junior forward Jahne Williams looks to lead the Hawks in Tuesday’s Golden League showdown against Lancaster. Williams is averaging 16.6 points and 11.5 rebounds for Knight (10-10, 3-2), a third-year, seniorless program that needs a victory over the Eagles (10-4, 3-1) to bolster its hopes for a second-place finish. POTENTIAL UPSET Defense could be the decisive factor for No. 8 Simi Valley (13-5, 4-2) in tonight’s Marmonte League clash with No. 3 Newbury Park (12-6, 6-0). The Pioneers lead the league in team defense, surrendering only 42.9 points per game, but it’ll tough trying to contain Newbury Park star Kavita Goss, who is averaging 18.3 points per game. GAME OF THE WEEK Hart of Newhall at Canyon of Canyon Country, Friday, 5 p.m. It’s No. 1 (Hart) against No. 2 (Canyon), and both are coming off upset losses in Foothill League play. Hart rebounded from its 54-53 loss to Burroughs of Burbank by beating Valencia and Oaks Christian of Westlake Village by a combined 63 points. Junior forward Nicole Leon averages 14.5 points and 7.3 rebounds for Canyon, which won nine in a row before a 38-35 defeat to Burbank. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Records through Monday 6. Chatsworth 11-78 Chancellors seek sole possession of first tonight vs. Cleveland. 7. Burroughs 11-8NR Toppled No. 1 Hart and then-No. 8 Saugus. 8. Simi Valley 13-510 Marmonte showdown tonight vs. Newbury Park. 9. Palmdale 9-9NR Closing in on fourth straight Golden title. last_img read more

LISTEN: Andy Gray on why Aston Villa’s losing start may not be a bad thing

first_imgAston Villa have endured a terrible start to the season – but Andy Gray believes that could be a GOOD thing for his old club.After last season’s relegation from the Premier League, a change in owner and manager has yet to bring about a change in fortunes.The Midlands side lost their opening Championship game to Sheffield Wednesday and they were humbled by League Two outfit Luton Town in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.But Gray insists Villa fans shouldn’t be too downhearted, as he feels Roberto Di Matteo’s side can learn valuable lessons from their early struggles.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Holte End favourite said: “If there was any player at that club that thought that dropping down a league and then attempting to come back with new staff and a new coach would be easy, Roberto Di Matteo has got all the evidence he needs to drop it in front of them and say: ‘you’ve got to work as hard as you’ve ever worked in your life’.“I often think if you start as bad as that, then there is only one place you can go and that is up. “It’s not the worst thing in the world to start the season the way they’ve done, as long as the players and coaching staff learn from it.“Confidence is so important and they were absolutely shot last season and I never ever thought they would turn up in that league and start winning football matches.“It would be too arrogant and too easy to say that and I think they have had a very cold shower in the opening four days of this league.”last_img read more

ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE THROUGH TO ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL

first_imgST EUNAN’S College are through to the All-Ireland B semi-final after victory today over a brave Coláiste na Carraige side.The winners of the MacLarnon and Markey Cups went head-t0-head for the right to the post primary schools last four berth, with the Letterkenny side seven points to the good at the end 1-11 to 0-07.Eunan’s played against a strong breeze in the first half in Ballyshannon but a superb display from Niall O’Donnell with a goal and two points saw the Letterkenny boys two ahead at half-time, Shaun Hume and Daire McDaid with the other scores to leave it 1-04 to 0-05, Philip McNern, Conor Doherty, Padraig Byrne and Aodhan McGinley pointing for Coláiste na Carraige. Hume hit some monster frees with the aid of the wind in the second half, with O’Donnell again on the scoresheet.St Eunan’s will now play Scoil Aodháin from Glasnevin in the All-Ireland semi-final.Mountbellew of Galway face Ballincollig from Cork in the other last four game.  ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE THROUGH TO ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL was last modified: March 22nd, 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:Colaiste Na CarraigeGAASt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more