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PH women booters open Asian Cup bid with rousing win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town A brace from Eva Madarag and goals from Irish Navaja and Sara Castaneda in the second half boosted the Filipinos to maximum points in their Group A opener.It wasn’t just the scoreline that was impressive, but the quality of the goals as well as coach Leticia Bautista’s charges served notice of their bid to nail one of two spots at take in their group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe California-based Madarag set the tone with a sublime first-time finish inside the box in the 14th minute, before doubling his tally with an even better volley with the outside of his right foot a minute into first half stoppage time.PHILIPPINES. Photo from the-afc.comBut the goal of the game belonged to Navaja, who curled home from a tight angle in the 49th minute after the Filipinas broke in numbers on the counter attack. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government LATEST STORIES Pingris tells new Gilas: Take advantage of this opportunity Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte The Philippines got its campaign in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers off to a rousing start with a 4-0 drubbing of the United Arab Emirates at Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Castaneda pounced on a Navaja cross from the left to put the ball past UAE goalkeeper Noura Saif in the 54th minute.The Filipinas gun for their second win against Iraq on Wednesday. Iraq lost to Tajikistan, 0-1, while Jordan whipped Bahrain, 6-0, in other matches last Thursday.As host of the 2018 Asian Cup, Jordan has already qualified for the eight-team tournament, which means only one team will advance from Group A. China, Japan and Australia have also qualified being the Top 3 teams based on the Fifa rankings.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more

Manchester titans kept apart in League Cup

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, December 19-This season’s English League Cup final could be an all-Manchester affair after cross-town rivals Manchester United and Manchester City avoided each other in Wednesday’s semi-final draw.Four-time winners United, who beat Stoke City 2-0 in the quarter-finals, will play Sunderland, who shocked Chelsea 2-1 on Tuesday. “It’s a cup game. It shows you how well Sunderland played — they beat Chelsea last night and they played well to get that result,” said United manager David Moyes after his side’s victory over Stoke.“They’ve got a new manager (Gus Poyet) as well, so a lot of things can happen between now and then, but obviously we’re just really pleased that we got ourselves into the semi-final.”City, meanwhile, were drawn against West Ham United, having booked their place in the last four on Tuesday when they defeated second-tier Leicester City 3-1.League Cup semi-final draw:Sunderland v Manchester UnitedManchester City v West Ham UnitedFirst legs to be played during the week commencing January 6; second legs during week commencing January 200Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

New Gor officials adopted on interim basis

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia chairmanship aspirant Dan Oketch confers with his lawyer Omondi Omollo during thehearing of their case at the Sports Disputes Tribunal on December 13, 2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 14 – The newly elected Gor Mahia officials led by chairman Ambrose Rachier will be adopted on interim basis until a case filed at the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) challenging the striking off of some 1,577 voters from the register pre-election is heard and determined.The case had been brought to the SDT’s attention before the elections by chairmanship aspirant Dan Oketch and was heard on Tuesday afternoon. He argued that the voters, most of who he claims are his supporters were struck off the register unlawfully in a bid to influence the outcome of the election and wants them to be included and given an opportunity to vote.Consensus was reached after Gor, through Rachier argued that failure to have a new office in place would jeopardise the club’s ambition to beat the FIFA/CAF club licensing deadline which is on Friday December 16.“It would be my wish that this matter be determined as soon as possible because there are club licensing requirements which we need to comply with before December 16 or we risk not playing in the league or any CAF tournament next year,” Rachier told the tribunal.The SDT had instructed that the elections which were held last Sunday would go on, but the results would not be taken as conclusive pending the determination of the case over the omitted list of voters.Rachier’s lawyer Geoffrey Obura had presented three options for the petitioners through their lawyer Omondi Omollo to ensure both sides’ interests were taken into consideration.Dan Oketch’s lawyer Omondi Omollo confers with Ambrose rachier’s lawyer Geoffrey Obura at teh Sports Disputes Tribunal on December 13, 2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIt was either the old officials be registered as the bonafide club officials pending the outcome of the case, the new officials to be listed as permanent officials or the newly elected officials to be presented as interim officials pending the decision by the tribunal.“I think we were short-changed because when we discussed that outside, he (Obura) only mentioned the third option. I would have preferred the old officials remain as we solve this issue,” Oketch told Capital Sport after SDT chair John Ohaga adopted the recommendation.Omollo, appearing for the petitioners asked the tribunal to fastrack the process, to ensure it is resolved before the new season begins to avoid creating unnecessary tension that might affect the performance of the team.The matter will be heard on January 12, 2017 by a three-member panel led by chair Ohaga, his deputy Elina Shiveka and Njeri Onyango. A member of the committee, GMT Ottieno disqualified himself from the panel due to conflict of interest.Rachier was re-elected as Gor chair for a fourth term on Sunday with 579 votes against Oketch who got 220 while former Secretary General Chris Omondi, managed 157 votes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

VIDEO: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba hits bullseye on giant dartboard

first_imgFor your chance to win £100K, sign up to play Dream Team Europe Fantasy FootballPaul Pogba has been a target for criticism this season.The world’s most expensive footballer has struggled to live up to his hefty £90million price tag since returning to Manchester United in the summer.But Pogba showed he could hit a bullseye on a giant dartboard.School children watched their hero make light work of the game and were clearly impressed.Watch Pogba’s strike below….. 1 The French international has been a target for criticism this season last_img

VIDEO: Paul Pogba suffers PAINFUL return to action in Manchester United warm up

first_imgPaul Pogba has taken plenty of stick this season.The Manchester United star has largely failed to live up his £90million price tag and has struggled with injuries in recent weeks.But his teammates were taking no prisoners as the 24-year-old made his return to action last night.Pogba was warming up ahead of his side’s clash with Everton when he was struck in a ‘sensitive’ area.The midfielder immediately fell to the floor – much to the amusement of his fellow Red Devils.Watch the video above….last_img

Antonio Conte attacks new VAR system following ‘big mistake’

first_imgChelsea manager Antonio Conte said the video assistant referee system must be improved after his side’s controversial penalty shoot-out win over Norwich in their FA Cup third-round replay.Chelsea prevailed 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, but finished the match with nine men having had three players booked for simulation, with Pedro and Alvaro Morata subsequently receiving second yellow cards, Morata for his furious response to being booked.The decision to book Willian provoked the most controversy as he was clearly clipped by Timm Klose, but there was no apparent referral to the VAR, with referee Graham Scott appearing to rule Willian was already on his way down when the contact occurred.Conte said: “I think that we need to improve if you want to use this new system. Today in this game there is a situation very clear, the situation is with Willian at the start of the first half of extra-time.“I think the situation was very clear. I watched and this is a penalty, very clear. This is not because I’m not happy for a referee decision. The referee took quickly a decision to book Willian. It means you don’t have doubts. If you do this quickly it means you don’t have doubt.“Instead, if you want to improve, it’s only to try to improve this new system. You have to wait, to check with the person watching the game. Then if this person is sure 100 per cent then ‘OK, this is simulation, book him’. Then book Willian.“At least you must have a doubt because there is a kick to Willian. In this case you have to call the referee and to say there is a doubt.”Conte felt Jones should have suggested Scott, who as on-field referee has the final say, review the incident on the pitchside monitor.“The Willian penalty was a big, big mistake,” Conte said.“I hope this wasn’t a referee (as VAR). If you don’t see this when you’re watching TV, maybe when you’re on the pitch it would be impossible to see this type of situation.“I watched it in the changing room and I think it was very clear.“It was a big mistake. To avoid a big mistake you have to call the referee and to say: ‘Oh look, maybe this situation this is a doubt. It’s better if you go to watch’.“Otherwise we cut the power to the referee on the pitch, and that is not right.“If we want to improve – it’s only to try and improve the system – we have to wait to check with the person who is watching the game and then, if this person is sure 100 per cent that it is simulation, go and book Willian.” 1last_img read more

Orange Line hastens mass-transit embrace

first_imgNORTH HOLLYWOOD – On a recent morning, commuters packed a busy Orange Line hub, some with skateboards tucked under their arms, others with children in tow. While the scene may be common in Chicago or New York, where riding mass transit is second nature, it was an extraordinary sight in the San Fernando Valley – especially on a Sunday morning. “I love (riding the bus) because it relieves me of stress of driving downtown, and I don’t have to worry about parking,” said Jeanne Polak-Recht, a retired educator who’s able to transfer from the busway to the Red Line subway for a trip over the hill. “It’s a substitute subway.” And the idea of a bus that works like a train on wheels has been the real selling point during the Orange Line’s inaugural year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“What we have tried to prove in the case of the Orange Line is if it walks like a train and talks like a train but has rubber tires, people will still respond to it like it’s a train,” said Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board and an early busway proponent. The $330 million bus line sees more riders each weekday than the 3-year-old Gold Line, a light-rail system between Pasadena and downtown that was built at more than double the cost. The initial route has been so successful that MTA officials are planning for a six-mile extension of the western terminus to the Metrolink station in Chatsworth, which would provide the first-ever link between Metrolink and the Red Line. The Orange Line’s speed, cleanliness and reliability have proven a boon, not only to longtime users of mass transit, but to those like Polak-Recht who otherwise wouldn’t ride the bus. “In the industry, everyone is happy it performed so well and that it has performed so rail-like,” said Dennis Hinebaugh, director of the Bus Rapid Transit Institute at the University of South Florida in Tampa, a national clearinghouse on mass transit. “The dollars aren’t there to build light-rail systems. And if you can build a half-dozen bus/rapid-transit systems in your community instead of one light-rail transit, you can serve a whole region instead of a whole corridor.” The nation’s first busway debuted in the Los Angeles area back in 1974, when the El Monte busway zoomed past lines of bumper-to-bumper traffic on the San Bernadino Freeway. Two years later, officials converted the bus-only route to a car-pool lane, which today is used by about 1,400 cars and buses each hour. Many in the transit world now foresee busways as the wave of the future. The Federal Transportation Authority has set aside millions of dollars to fund busway projects in Las Vegas and Eugene, Ore. The Orange Line was built along a former rail line, connecting Warner Center, one of the region’s largest job centers, and the subway system in North Hollywood. Traveling the 14-mile length of the route takes an average of 40 minutes – longer than a subway trip would take, but much shorter than traveling surface streets or even the freeway during rush hour. Taft High School student Aja Washington, 16, used to take three buses to travel from her home in Van Nuys to the Woodland Hills campus, a trek that could take two hours if she missed her connection. With a ride on a Rapid bus and the Orange Line, her one-way travel time has been cut by more than half. “I am impressed with it … You can get anywhere quick.” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Jackson County Inmate Roster – 1-5-18

first_imgEwing, Brandon C Release Date:01-04-2018 – 11:08 am Bond:No Bond Moffatt, Sean E Bond:$3005 Bond:No Bond Charges:35-44-3-3 Resisting Officer35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth9-21-8-52 (A1) Reckless Driving-High Speed9-24-19-2 DWS- Prior Unrelated Violation35-48-4-3.3 Poss of Para , non prior9-21-8-52 (A1) Reckless Driving-High Speed Release Date:01-04-2018 – 11:08 am View Profile >>> Booking Date:01-04-2018 – 8:49 pm Charges:16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe Booking #:96639 Booking #:98340 Williams, Logan P Booking Date:10-07-2017 – 8:07 pm Bond:No Bond Owens, Jason M Booking Date:01-04-2018 – 3:55 pm Booking Date:01-01-2018 – 10:16 pm Gay, Brittany M Charges:0 Serve Time Superior Court Booking Date:01-05-2018 – 1:39 am Charges:35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant Booking #:98324 Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. View Profile >>> Booking #:98337 Booking Date:01-04-2018 – 11:38 am View Profile >>> Release Date:01-04-2018 – 8:38 am Charges:3 Out of County Hold3 Out of County Holdcenter_img Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. View Profile >>> Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear Booking #:97315 Booking Date:07-27-2017 – 5:18 pm Booking Date:01-04-2018 – 4:18 pm Pride, Dylan E Walker, Justin D Booking #:97806 Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear View Profile >>> Wetter, Staci R View Profile >>> Bond:No Bond Barger, Lisa K Booking #:98341 Bond:$1005 Release Date:01-04-2018 – 11:08 am Bond:$1505 Charges:1 Serve Time Circut Court Booking #:98339 Bond:$2505 Booking Date:04-05-2017 – 10:23 am Charges:7 DOC Hold35-42-2-1 (2E) Battery w/injury,domesticPRIOR35-45-2-1 Intimidation Booking #:98338last_img read more

Leitrim make one change for Wexford tie, as Roscommon name side for Donegal game

first_img4Fionn CarneyFíonn Ó CearnaighNaomh Sailbheastar BAC 7Oisín MaddenOisín O MaidínMaothail 10Mark PlunkettMarcas PluincéidAchadh an Mhuilinn 2Matthew MurphyMaitiú  Mac MurchaidhSeán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir 11Gary PlunkettGearóid PluincéidAchadh an Mhuilinn 12Ryan O RourkeRian Ó RuaircNaomh Caillin, Fíonach 14Damien MoranDamien Ó MóráinBarr na Cúile 6Donal Wrynn (c)Dónall Mac BhroinNaomh Caillin, Fíonach 1Philip FarrellyPilib Ó FaircheallaighSeán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir 3Alan ArmstrongAiléin TréanlámhachMaothailcenter_img 15Brendan GallagherBreandán Ó GallchóirNa Sairséalaigh Leamhcáin BAC 13Emlyn MulliganEmlyn Ó MaolagáinNaom Bríd BAC Leitrim have made one change to their starting team for Sunday’s Allianz National Football League Division Four tie with Wexford.Bornacoola’s Damien Moran has come into the team at full forward in place of Keith Beirne.Moran hit three points after coming off the bench in last weekend’s opening round defeat of Wicklow.Dean McGovern, who was a late inclusion in the starting team because of the absence through injury of Wayne McKeon, retains his place in the starting side, and is named in midfield alongside Shane Moran.McKeon misses out once again.Wexford beat Limerick in their opening round tie last weekend and are one of the favourites for promotion from Division Four this year.Only one point separated the sides when they clashed in Wexford Park in the league last season, with Leitrim – then managed by Shane Ward – desperately unlucky not to get something from that game.Sunday’s game throws-in at 2pm in Carrick-on-Shannon’s Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada and there will be regular updates from the match on Ocean FM. 9Dean McGovernDean Mac SamhrainSeán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir Ainm(Béarla)Ainm(Gaeilge)Club 5James RooneySéamas Ó RuanaidhGleann an Chairthe/Cluainín 8Shane MoranSeán Ó MóráinSeán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir Meanwhile, Roscommon manager Kevin McStay has made a number of changes to his side for Sunday’s Division One meeting with Donegal.After picking up an injury playing for DCU yesterday, Ultan Harney drops out replaced by Fintan Cregg.Sean McDermott starts at corner-back in place of the injured David Murray.John McManus is in at wing back, with Conor Devaney moved to corner forward.Elphin’s Shane Killoran comes into the half forward line for Niall Daly.Donegal are expected to release their team on Friday.Sunday’s game is live on Ocean FM from throw-in at 2.30pm in Dr Hyde Park, with thanks to Donegal Plumbing & Bathroom Supplies.The team in full is1 Colm Lavin                     Éire Óg2 Sean McDermott          Western Gaels3 Thomas Featherston   Oran4 Niall McInerney            St Brigids5 Ronan Stack                  St Brigids6 Sean Mullooly               Strokestown7 John McManus              Roscommon Gaels8 Kevin Higgins                 Western Gaels9 Tadgh O’Rourke            Tulsk10 Shane Killoran             Elphin11 Ciaráin Murtagh (C)    St Faithleachs12 Enda Smith                   Boyle13 Donie Smith                 Boyle14 Fintan Cregg                 Elphin15 Conor Devaney            KilbrideSubs16 Darren O’Malley             Michael Glaveys17 Paddy Brogan                Strokestown18 Ciaran Cafferkey            Western Gaels19 Cian Connolly                 Roscommon Gaels20 Tom Corcoran                Strokestown21 Hubert Darcy                  Padraig Pearses22 Niall Daly                         Padraig Pearses23 Niall Kilroy                       Fuerty24 Aengus Lyons                 Fuerty25 Gary Patterson               Michael Glaveys26. Brian Stack                     St Brigidslast_img read more

Disney Announces New Beauty and the Beast Inspired Bar at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

first_imgShare This!There are big changes in store for the former Mizner’s Lounge and shop, Commander Porter’s at Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort & Spa. The two spaces will be combined to form a brand new Beauty and the Beast inspired lounge. Themed after the live action movie, not the animated classic, this new bar will feature four different spaces that Guests will be able to enjoy.The main signature bar at this Deluxe Resort will feature a large chandelier that is reminiscent of Beast’s Magical Rose, but is colored to look like Belle’s gold dress. The next area will be a formal library that showcases that traditional baroque design that is prominent in the film. There will also be the garden room, which draws its inspiration from the forest around Beast’s castle. Finally, there will be an outdoor patio that will be themed around Beast’s garden’s terrace, sure to be a romantic spot for Guests.This bar will be the place to visit when it reopens later this fall.last_img read more