England’s Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title

first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West England’s Harry Kane reacts at the end of the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)MOSCOW — Harry Kane will likely come home from the World Cup with the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer and a burnished reputation as a feared forward.Had Kane added to his six goals in Russia with either of his back-to-back chances in the first half against Croatia on Wednesday, when England was dominating and led 1-0, he could yet be lifting the trophy on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Finished with a hug: Nadal edges del Potro in 5 at Wimbledon, faces Djokovic Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Kane would not get another such opportunity with the ball at his feet. And Croatia would never let England get so close again.Mario Mandzukic shot past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 109th minute and Croatia closed out a 2-1 victory to reach its first World Cup final.It meant another World Cup semifinal heartbreaker for England, only this time the game was under control before it was lost.In 1990, three years before Kane was born, England also fell short at the semifinal stage — on penalties against West Germany. That team also exceeded expectations and won the adulation of fans at home with a beloved center forward who played for Tottenham.History in Turin had its echo in Moscow on Wednesday, and England’s scorer 28 years ago, Gary Lineker, was at the Luzhniki Stadium to see it.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ At this year’s World Cup, teams can pay a heavy price for not getting a second goal to reward itself for a dominating period of play.England learned that lesson in its opening 2-1 win over Tunisia in Volgograd. An energetic first 30 minutes reaped only a single goal from Kane. The North Africans then leveled with a penalty. The team needed Kane to use his head in stoppage time to get the winner.“We were really comfortable in the game,” said England defender Harry Maguire, who twice rose highest at corners in the first 15 minutes to send headers wide of Croatia’s goal. “The only disappointment was that we were 1-0 up, and we should have been more.”Against Croatia, when the late chance came again, Kane could only guide it wide.“I’m sure we lacked in some areas, there are things we could’ve done better,” Kane said. “We restored some pride back into the shirt, which was an important thing for us to do.”England coach Gareth Southgate praised Kane, who is two goals ahead of Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku for the Golden Boot. Their pursuit will continue in the third-place game on Saturday in St. Petersburg.“He’s captained the team brilliantly,” Southgate said of Kane. “I can’t ask more of him as a captain or as a man over the last three weeks.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Or the header in stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes when the score was 1-1 and a goal would likely have brought England back to Moscow for the final against France.Rising high at the back post to meet another precise free kick from Kieran Trippier, Kane misconnected and the ball bounced wide of the goal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s been great to get to this stage but we wanted to keep going. We wanted to win it all,” Kane said. “It hurts. I don’t know what else to say. It just hurts.”When Kane got his best chances in the 30th minute against Croatia, his first shot was saved by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. The ball rebounded almost out of play, then sat up for Kane to take another shot from less than two yards at a tight angle. The ball hit the post, ricocheted off Subasic and somehow looped up to safety.last_img read more

Travesty to Democracy, Opposition Terms FLY Election

first_imgA candidate “denied” for not participating in the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) just-ended election has described it an act of “lawlessness and a serious travesty to democracy.”Mr. Maxwell Grigsby ll, wanted to contest in the election, which has brought a new crops of officer for the youth umbrella organization.FLY conducted her 8th General Assembly over the weekend and elected officials to lead the federation despite an injunction from the Civil Law Court of Monrovia on the process.Prior to the rally, Maxwell Grigsby was denied from participating in the process by the outgoing leadership in consultation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, which has direct oversight of FLY.In protest to his denial, Grigsby filed a lawsuit before the Civil Law Court, a move that prompted the Court to issue an injunction on the process in Kakata, Margibi County, but it is reported that the was  ignored by the Federation’s outgoing leadership.Addressing a news conference Wednesday, April 30, in Monrovia, Grigsby termed FLY’s action as “complete disobedience to the court,” an action, he claimed, displays a negative image of young people in Liberia.Grigsby said: “I would like to address the refusal of Mr. Mohammed Ali Nasser to receive the Writ of Preliminary Injunction from the Civil Law Court and his defiance to the court by carrying out the controversial FLY election. It is no secret that Mr. Nasser successfully completed his mission in profiteering from FLY’s meager budgetary support and other immunities. These acts include a misuse of duty free privilege as well as his deliberate refusal to adhere to the laws of the Federation of Liberian Youth constitution. What is astonishing is that his disobedience has extended to the Civil Law Court of our country.It can be recalled that in an email exchange between Mr. Nasser and one of the executives of the Federation in the person of Ms. Daintowon Paye-bayee, Mr. Nasser is quoted by Ms. Payebaye is saying, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has absolutely no jurisdiction over him as president of FLY. He became even more demonstrative of his comments in the conduct of the just ended controversial election.“Our country’s laws came under attack on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Not necessarily because Nasser and his collaborators refused to accept the Writ of Preliminary Injunction from the court, but because a senior member of the security sector sanctioned his approval for the gross disrespect of the court order by speaking at the occasion after a constructive notice of the court was served,” he disclosed.When contacted, Deputy Minister for Youth Development at the Youth Ministry, Charles N’tow, released this sms message as the official response of the Ministry.Minister N’tow said: “The Ministry believes, trusts in, and completely submits to the wisdom of the court on this matter. Disputes ending up before the court are not a good sign for youth development. Since this matter involves the court, we can only yield to the wisdom and guidance of the court.”The Civil Law Court is yet to take action against FLY since the Writ was issued and subsequently ignored by FLY leadership.When contacted, Mr. Nasser told the Daily Observer that the case is now before the court so he could not comment on it. “I respect the court, since the case now before it, I have been advised by my lawyer to refrain from commenting on it in the media,” Nasser said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘ETU Workers’ Demonstration Forces MSF to Postpone Handing over Ceremony

first_imgAt least 300 protesting Ebola treatment unit (ETU) workers over the weekend forced Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) ELWA-3 ETU facilities handing over ceremony to the Ministry of Health to be postponed indefinitely.The former Ebola health workers were contending that the GOL owns them six months of unpaid wages — hazard pay, they claim — that the government promised every health worker directly working in the frontline of the Ebola virus crisis in the country.According to Amara U.G. Sambola, leader of the protestors, the affected health workers are about 700 and they comprised both workers from the GOL-run ELWA-2 and MSF-run ELWA-3 ETUs. Sambola, however, clarified to the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview Friday, April 17, that they don’t have any problem with MSF. “MSF paid all the salaries to those of us, who worked with them,” he added.Giving reasons why they decided to disrupt the handing over ceremony, Sambola stated: “This is the best day to peacefully demonstrate because all the major health stakeholders, including the officials of the Incident Management System (IMS), are going to come here for this program. They need to know that the government still owes us our hazard pay.” He told this newspaper that they had long since made their claims known to the Ministry of Health but there was nothing being done to address them.Even though he said they were assembled peacefully, protesters were visibly seen blocking entrances to the MSF’s ELWA-3 run facilities.Representatives of foreign missions and international humanitarian organizations, including a Chinese delegation, were forced to turn back when the demonstrators could not back down to allow them enter the fence. When the dust had settled a bit, MSF’s Emergency Coordinator in Liberia, Mariateresa Cacciapuoti told the remaining guests and staff, who braved the storm and stuck around, that she was very sorry for the incident and that the turning over ceremony was postponed to an undisclosed date. She, however, encouraged the guests to take a tour of the remaining facilities.Still around was a former Ministry of Health official, outgoing Minister for Administration, Mr. Matthew Flomo, and Dr. Saye Dahn Bawo, Assistant Minister for Curative Services and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Republic of Liberia.Following Madam Cacciapuoti’s remarks, Dr. Bawo, who was the only senior government official there, also expressed his regrets to the guests for the incident. He told the audience that the claims by the protesters were “something new” to him. He promised to put their concerns to higher-ups at the Ministry.About the MSF ETUIf the facilities had been turned over to the Ministry of Health, it would have run them as a temporary Ebola management center.The ETU, which was closed and subsequently decontaminated on March 25 by MSF, presently has 30 beds with a capacity to increase to 60 beds if needed.ELWA-3 has been the symbol of a long and incredibly difficult battle against Ebola for the aid agency.At the height of the Ebola crisis in September and October 2014, the facility had a 250-bed capacity. According to some sources, ELWA-3 was the largest Ebola management center ever built.Since MSF opened the facility on August 17, 2014 until March 10, 2015, a total of 1917 patients were admitted. Of that number, 1234 tested positive for Ebola; 801 confirmed patients died while 512 recovered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Neymar wants Barcelona return – Spanish reports

first_img0Shares0000Neymar (R), with his doctor Rodrigo Lasmar (L), in Brazil last week © AFP/File / NELSON ALMEIDAMADRID, Spain, Mar 9 – Neymar already regrets moving to Paris Saint-Germain and is seeking a shock return to Barcelona, according to reports in the Spanish media on Friday.In the same week that PSG crashed out of the Champions League, and only seven months after he joined the club for a world record Sh26bn ($264 million, Neymar´s future has become uncertain. Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo claims the Brazilian, recovering from surgery on a broken foot in Brazil, has made contact with Barca to ask how he can engineer a return.The article adds Neymar has explained he made a mistake in leaving the club, was wrong to want independence from Lionel Messi and has been disappointed by the standard of opposition in Ligue 1.Barca, however, is not the only club Neymar is reportedly targeting as a potential way out of PSG.Madrid-based newspaper AS reports Neymar´s father has met with Real Madrid, who are ready to pay 400million euros to sign the striker.Asked about the speculation on Friday, Real coach Zinedine Zidane said: “Neymar could play in all the clubs because he is very good, like many players.“I´m not going to talk about a player that is not mine. On the 400 million, they paid 220 million and when they bought me they paid 72.“It seemed crazy to me and 10 years later they are paying 220 million. It can be that in the next 10 years someone will pay 400m, or sooner, I do not know.”Mundo Deportivo concedes Neymar´s courting of Barcelona may even be a tactic to justify a move to Real, given the Catalan club are likely to reject any chance to re-sign the 26-year-old.Barcelona are still embroiled in a financial dispute over a bonus due to Neymar last summer, which the club cancelled when they believe it became clear he was moving to PSG.Neymar missed PSG’s last 16 loss to Real on Tuesday after undergoing surgery on a broken foot in Brazil last week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Porto draw eases Liverpool into Champions League quarters

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s attentions will now turn to the weekend’s Premier League clash with arch rivals Manchester United © AFP / PAUL ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Mar 7 – Liverpool cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in nine years 5-0 on aggregate over Porto, despite settling for a goalless draw in an uninspiring last 16, second leg at Anfield on Tuesday.Sadio Mane inflicted most of the first-leg damage on the Portuguese league leaders with a hat-trick and came closest to breaking the deadlock with a first-half effort that came back off the post. With the job done three weeks ago, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could even afford the luxury of starting top-scorer Mohamed Salah and club-record signing Virgil van Dijk on the bench with one eye on Saturday’s vital visit to Manchester United in the Premier League.Klopp’s men have made a habit of fast starts in Europe this season, but took time to warm to their task with the German having made five changes in all from the side that beat Newcastle at the weekend.It took 17 minutes for the hosts to threaten when Joe Gomez’s cross was acrobatically flicked towards goal by Mane, but looped just over the bar.Porto coach Sergio Conceicao made 10 changes from the first leg, but top-scorer Vincent Aboubakar was one of those to come back into the side having missed the first leg through injury.And the Cameroonian showed what Porto missed in their heaviest-ever European home defeat as he got in behind the Liverpool defence only to be denied by Loris Karius rushing off his line to mop up the danger.Mane was inches away from his fourth goal of the tie on the half-hour mark when he controlled James Milner’s lofted pass on his chest before smashing the inside of Iker Casillas’s far post.Dejan Lovren then headed narrowly over as Liverpool threatened to raise the pulse of an understandably more subdued Anfield than is customary on a European night.Casillas was given a standing ovation by the Liverpool fans in the Kop end as he took to the field after the break on his record 167th and possible farewell appearance in the Champions League.However, that was one of few moments that got the home fans off their feet as Liverpool settled on their substantial lead.Milner sliced a good opening wide just two minutes into the second half, whilst at the other end Karius was stretched to turn Majeed Waris’s shot behind.Roberto Firmino had one clear chance to add to his seven Champions League goals this season when his shot was blocked by Porto captain Felipe before the Brazilian was protected by Klopp for the weekend as Danny Ings was introduced for the final half hour.Salah was given 15 minutes to find the winner when he replaced Mane.The Egyptian had one opportunity to extend his scoring streak to eight straight games, but Casillas smothered his low effort.And the Spanish veteran made his best stop of the night two minutes from time to deny Ings and hold onto his clean sheet.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kane reveals his protective mask as he leads Tottenham out

first_img The mask Harry Kane will wear against Swansea 1 He’s a Premier League player, so it was about time Harry Kane had a protective mask to wear.The Tottenham striker underwent surgery on a broken nose, which forced him to miss the Europa League match against Fiorentina, but will play against Swansea with his face covered.CONFIRMED TOTTENHAM AND SWANSEA TEAMSHe is the latest player this season to wear one, following the likes of Diego Costa, Cesar Azpilicueta and Nemanja Matic.center_img .@HKane (sporting a protective mask) leads the lads out to warm up at White Hart Lane. #COYS pic.twitter.com/GVjOt2gBgE— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 28, 2016last_img read more


first_imgWizzy Brown Bookmakers has been found guilty of operating without a Bookmakers License in several of his betting shops across Donegal at a recent sitting at Letterkenny District Court. Shane Browne, 10 Ard Na Mela, St. Johnston, owner of Wizzy Brown LTD was found guilty of operating without a license in his betting outlets in Bunbeg, St. Johnston and Killyclug.The D.P.P. at the suit of the Revenue Commissioners brought the case against Mr Browne. Judge Paul Kelly fined Mr Browne €2,500 for operating without a license at Wizzy Brown Bookmakers, in Bunbeg.Judge Paul Kelly also fined Mr Browne €2,500 for operating without a license at Wizzy Brown Bookmakers in St. Johnston and Killyclug.Mr Browne also had a number of summonises issued against him in four of his other betting outlets in Ardara, Muff, Convoy and Newtoncuningham which Judge Paul Kelly took into consideration.Solicitor Donough Cleary, was representing Mr Browne in court, and said that negotiations are on-going between Mr Browne’s accountant and representatives from the Revenue Commission.Mr Clearly stated that Mr Browne has been involved in the business for over a decade, and wants to get this issue resolved as soon as possible, as he employs a significant number of people across all his shops in Donegal.WELL-KNOWN BOOKMAKER FINED FOR OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE was last modified: June 4th, 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:courtsHome-page NewsWizzy Brownlast_img read more


first_imgPreparations are being made for the funeral of John Ward, father of John “Frog” Ward who was shot dead by farmer Pádraig Nally while trespassing on his land in 2004.No funeral details have been released after 74-year-old Mr Ward’s death at Sligo General Hospital yesterday.Several hundred relatives are expected for the funeral. Mr Ward lived in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. He had 14 children. FUNERAL PLANS BEING MADE AFTER DEATH OF JOHN WARD was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyshannonfuneraljohn frog wardjohn wardlast_img read more

McCain likely keynote speaker at conference

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week McCain, an Arizona Republican who ran for president in 2000 and is being talked about as a likely presidential contender in 2008, was suggested by conference sponsors as someone they’d like to hear, Anderson said. Anderson, developer of the Rancho Vista master-planned community in Palmdale, and his wife, Janice, flew to Washington, D.C., last week to invite McCain. In a meeting at the senator’s office, they handed over a DVD invitation that told about the Antelope Valley and began with a clip of SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan asking McCain to be the conference’s keynote speaker. McCain’s press secretary didn’t return telephone calls Tuesday. The Business Outlook conference will run from 7:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds’ Poppy Pavilion. Speakers are expected to come from government and industry. Admission is $150 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Reservations can be made at the Board of Trade office at (661) 942-9581. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Board of Trade officials have invited Sen. John McCain to be keynote speaker at the organization’s Feb. 24 Business Outlook Conference. McCain told conference organizers he is “95 percent” certain he will make it, they said. “We’ve got our fingers crossed,” said Antelope Valley Board of Trade director Gregg Anderson. Organizers hope to have confirmation within two weeks, Anderson said. last_img read more

Why one fitness crew has been making shapes all over Donegal and beyond!

first_imgThe members of one Donegal gym community have been in a hot competition this summer to win a €1,000 holiday – and the winner is due to be revealed this weekend.You may have noticed people doing peculiar poses around famous Donegal sites or tagging #summershapeup on Facebook over the last 8 weeks, and it was all down to Rushe Fitness.#SummerShapeUpThe Summer Shape Up Challenge was an 8 week fitness challenge created by Emmet Rushe at Rushe Fitness. The personal trainer from Lifford wanted to create a summer challenge for his members that was about more than simply training in the gym. As an added incentive to keep his members motivated over the summer months, Emmet offered a €1000 holiday to the winner. Over 200 members jumped on the challenge with such enthusiasm and determination , that what started out as a challenge, turned into a great summer craze. The weekly challenges have inspired the Rushe Fitness members to travel all over Donegal (and further afield!) to see who could complete their challenge in the most original location or in the most original way.The result? Hundreds of photographs of the members doing planks, handstands and pull-ups in the most beautiful parts of our county. As the weeks progressed, the challenges became more complicated, often requiring groups of people to complete them.While many of the members joined up during the fitness classes in Emmet’s gym, others got their families and friends involved. Some even had their children and dogs join in the fun. One of the most talked about has been the 6am crew who completed their fan challenge at the Polestar roundabout. The Bicycle videos have been seen by thousands in the past week, as much for their soundtracks as the visual! Emmet has even had photographs sent in from the Bolivian Salt Plains and by one of the members from her honeymoon in Bali.Emmet was determined to put the fun back into fitness during what is usually a quiet time in the fitness industry. As well as eating healthy and losing weight, the members have had fun.Emmet devised a point based challenge where members logged their food, exercise, extra activities and challenge pics using the hashtag #summershapeup.The challenge quickly became a team effort as momentum picked up and the competitive streaks became obvious, with many ideas for recent challenges being suggested by members themselves.“With the kids off school and holidays planned, many people use the summer as a time to take a break from their training. I wanted to create a plan that would allow my members to include their families and keep on track, even if they were away on holiday. The classes have been bursting all summer, but it’s not just been about the gym.” said Rushe Fitness founder Emmet.Emmet Rushe“We’ve had members checking in and completing challenge from Spain, Portugal and even from weddings. I’m delighted with how my members have embraced this challenge, many realising that fitness is not just about signing up to sessions of classes, it’s about lifestyle and consistency. “I love seeing the members doing the challenges with their families. We’ve really put the fun back into fitness this summer and the members have shown Donegal in all its glory. It’s been amazing,” Emmet said.The Summer Shape Up comes to a conclusion this Saturday, with the overall prize being presented in Backstage Bar and Grill at Century Letterkenny.Why one fitness crew has been making shapes all over Donegal and beyond! was last modified: August 21st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:challengeemmet rushegymrushe fitnesslast_img read more