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Mane scores hat trick as Liverpool routs Porto, 5-0

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Liverpool’s Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring his side’s fifth goal during the Champions League round of sixteen first leg soccer match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)PORTO, Portugal — Liverpool put one foot in the Champions League quarterfinals with a 5-0 away rout of Porto in the first leg of their last-16 match on Wednesday.Sadio Mane scored a hat trick and Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino provided the other two goals to give the Premier League side a huge advantage ahead of the second leg at Anfield on March 6.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ 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 “It was hard work, but in the end the boys enjoyed it,” Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said after the club’s first appearance in the knockout stage of the Champions League for almost nine years.“I saw a lot of fantastic performances tonight and a result like this is only possible if everyone is really at the top of their game,” Klopp said. “They did it well and that’s the only way to be successful.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLiverpool is the top-scoring side in the competition with 28 goals.“We knew we were facing a great team but we weren’t expecting this,” said Porto defender Alex Telles, whose team was without injured midfielders Danilo Pereira and Andre Andre. Striker Vincent Aboubakar was also out with a muscle problem. A mistake from Porto goalkeeper Jose Sa allowed Mane’s shot to squirm under his body after a slow start from the visitors, and Salah displayed all his class to make it 2-0 four minutes later inside the first half-hour.James Milner hit the post but Salah was well-placed to take the rebound, lift it with his left foot and then head it past Sa before slotting into the empty net without letting it touch the ground.It was the African player of the year’s sixth goal in the competition, and his ninth in eight games across all competitions.The home side showed promise after the break but was caught on a counterattack when Sa saved Firmino’s effort, only to push the ball toward Mane’s feet. The Senegal striker needed no second invitation for his second goal.Sa was playing in place of Iker Casillas, dropped earlier this season after falling out of favor with Porto coach Sergio Conceicao, who must have been reconsidering his decision after a shaky performance from the 24-year-old Sa.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City At the other end, Virgil van Dijk marshaled Liverpool’s defense on his Champions League debut for the club following his winter switch from Southampton.Firmino got the goal his performance deserved with a simple finish inside the left post from Milner’s cross with 20 minutes remaining, and Mane took advantage of some lax defending to seal the win with a fine strike from distance late on.“We needed to play as a team and that’s what we did,” Mane said after his first hat trick for Liverpool. “We played great football, created great chances and scored five goals. I enjoyed the fifth goal the most.”Casillas’ former side, Real Madrid, came from behind to beat visiting Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the other Champions League game on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ronaldo scores 2 as PSG learns Champions League lesson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View commentslast_img read more

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Liberia to Get New EU Ambassador Soon

first_imgNow that EU Ambassador Attilio Pacifici has bidden farewell to Liberia and left, a new Ambassador has been named to continue the diplomatic relations between Liberia and the European Community.She is Tiina Intelmann , 51, an Estonian, who is coming to take the place of Attilio Pacifici whom President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf extolled as a “great European diplomat who had accomplished a lot for Liberia,” during a farewell reception in his honor last week.Pacifici on many occasions defended government and attributed the cause of poverty in Liberia to all parties and not just the governing body.His administration brought about the signing of agreements between Liberia and EU to include the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in the Forest Sector and Sanitation and Hygiene projects in three slum communities in Monrovia.Under the leadership of Ambassador Pacifici, EU committed millions of Euros to the health and education sectors and to the fight against Ebola.Tiina INTELMANN also has vast experience in diplomacy.From November 1, 2011 to present, Ms Tiina INTELMANN served as the president of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC, Ambassador-at-large for the International Criminal Court, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn, Estonia.She also served as an Ambassador of Estonia to the state of Israel and non-resident Ambassador to Montenegro from October 1, 2010 to November 1, 2011.From February 1, 2005 to October 1, 2010, Ms INTELMANN served as an Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.While at the UN, she co-facilitated the General Assembly Intergovernmental Consultations on Systems-wide Coherence from November 2009 to July 2010.Ms INTELMANN also served as Vice President for the Economic and Social Council of the UN from January 2009 to January 2010, co-facilitator of the 10-11 June 2008 high level meeting on the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, and Chairperson of the Consultative Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) from January 2007 to January 2009.In education and training, Ms Tiina INTELMANN earned the Master of Arts and Bachelor of Art degrees in Italian Language and Literature, teacher and interpreter in Leningrad State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.She is also trained in Italian and French language Literature and Political Science.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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LEC, World Bank Break Ground for 10 Megawatt HFO Power Project

first_imgThe  official ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) power plant has taken place in Monrovia.The project is expected to cost US$13 million dollars and is under the supervision of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).Initially, executives of LEC and MLME had disclosed that there are three major energy projects under construction in the country.The Liberian Government and partners funded power projects, according to Lands, Mines & Energy Minister and LEC Board Chairman Patrick Sendolo, include World Bank’s US$13.1 million project and Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). in the neighborhood of US$26,000,000, all expected to be completed by December 2015.The third power project is funded by the Liberian Government it cost US$25.5 million.  It is also expected to be completed by June 2015.The LEC’s power project is implemented by China National Technical Import and Export Corporation (CINTIC).Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony held at the LEC’s Bushrod Island power plant, World Bank Country Manager Inguna Dobraja said energy is the foundation and engine for many income generating activities that could bring changes in Liberia.Manager Dobraja added that the World Bank group has invested about US$225,000,000 in the Liberian energy during the period under-review.She also disclosed that the current 10 mega-watt power plant will increase  electricity supply to Liberians and foreign residents up to fifty percent in the country.Madam Dobraja further disclosed that the initiative will reduce electricity tariff on Liberians and foreign residents in the country which has posed obstacles to private/public sector growth and development.The World Bank Country Manager also noted that the power initiatives in Liberia will assist the urban and rural populations.Manager Dobraja urged all collaborating partners and Liberians to work together and accelerate the successes achieved in energy.The World Bank Country Manager congratulated those involved in the different energy sectors that are ensuring the successful implementation of projects across the country.The Chief Executive Officer of the LEC, Mr. Gregg Sylvestre extended thanks and appreciation to the Minister and officials of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy for the collaboration demonstrated over the years.He also admonished support partners and the LEC family to muster the courage and determination aimed at ensuring the successful implementation of the power project in Monrovia.In a special statement, the Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy {MLME} Patrick Sendolo said the World Bank has been a strong support partner in Liberia’s many energy projects.Minister Sendolo also urged all parties connected the HFO/LEC power project to work together as a team in order to ensure the speedy implementation of the energy project in Monrovia.He also added that the LEC management has demonstrated cooperation with the MLME in ensuring that work in Liberia’s energy sectors is effectively done to meet the citizens’ need.Minister Sendolo also disclosed that a lot is happening in the energy sector in terms of generation, distribution and expansion, urging that Liberians should continue to exhibit tolerance and patience as the ministry and LEC carry on their work.He further added that all of these energy and infrastructural initiatives are intended to enhance and ensure that many Liberians afford the cost associated with the provision of quality power supply in the country.In closing, Minister Sendolo also lauded the current efforts of the CINTIC for the fast pace at which the 10-mega-watt HFO power project is being executed in Monrovia.Earlier, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the LEC, Mr. Joseph T. Mayah reminded Liberians and foreign residents that the LEC power initiatives are geared towards making energy services affordable and sustainable in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Boxing: Archie Weah Wants to Represent Liberia

first_imgWith gradual victory over the Ebola Virus Disease in the country, it’s time for Liberians everywhere announce to the world that we are part of the comity of nations.And in far away Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, Archiebald Weah, 20, a Liberian who recently turned Professional wants to represent the country in the 2016 Olympic Games.Weah has two most prestigious United States Golden Gloves awards to his credit and in a dispatch to the Daily Observer wants nothing better to do with his skills than to represent the country at the Olympics.For starters, the Liberian has been getting inspiration from the world’s best boxers, including five times World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, American Evander Holyfield.Weah, born in Liberia, was taken to the United States at age five.“I left Liberia at age 5. Almost 20 years ago. It would give me no greater feeling than to bring home the 1st Olympic medal to my country,” he told the Daily Observer.He said besides the two Golden Gloves awards, he has won countless competitions and recently turned ‘professional’ meaning he can now fight for money.Like his mentor Holyfield, research indicates though the American as a young boy grew up in poverty in Atmore, Alabama, he didn’t know it at the time. There was always food on the table and while his older siblings worked to help support the family, Evander spent every waking non-school hour playing (American) football, racking up both offensive and defensive MVP trophies despite his small size. It was that undersized stature that would eventually dash his hopes of playing for the Atlanta Falcons, but a Plan B had emerged as a fateful replacement. Evander had discovered boxing at the age of eight, and didn’t lose a match until he was eleven. By the time he graduated high school he was one of the highest-ranked amateurs in the country and earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team, according to Lee Gruenfeld co-author of Evander’s autobiography, Becoming Holyfield: A Fighter’s Journey looks back over the champ’s life.Archie has set his eyes on the 2016 Olympic Games and wants the Liberia National Olympic Committee and the Liberia Boxing Association to be aware of his progress and wish.According to Lee Gruenfeld, “The Los Angeles (Olympic) Games of 1984 provided the first opportunity for Evander Holyfield to demonstrate his special brand of grace and poise on an international stage. After thoroughly decimating every opponent on his way to the semi-finals and establishing himself as his country’s surest bet for a gold medal, he was disqualified for a late punch. The stunned crowd was on the edge of riot over the patently unfair call, and it was only Evander’s calm demeanor and refusal to give open vent to his emotions that averted total chaos. The International Olympic Committee declined to reverse the ref’s decision but took the unprecedented step of overturning the rules that would have deprived Evander of a bronze medal.”Concerning his readiness to fight for Liberia, Weah said he came across an article about the struggle Liberian boxing was going through in the online edition of the Daily Observer and decided to make a difference with his readiness.To improve his career, a shot at the Olympic Games, like Holyfield, could give him all the chance necessary for him to make it big in the boxing world and just maybe he could turn the future of Liberian boxing around for the better.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Honda dealer to open natural gas station

first_imgPALMDALE – Imagine seeing gas prices rolled back to 22 cents a gallon and your daily Los Angeles commute reduced by about an hour, while at the same time cutting greenhouse gasses. It’s no science fiction according to Robertson’s Palmdale Honda representatives, who on Tuesday broke ground on a natural gas station they say will make environmentally friendly natural gas vehicles (NGVs) a more viable option for Antelope Valley residents. Robertson general manager Ron Emard said the groundbreaking completed an 18-month approval process. “We chose to take the green road,” Emard said. “We think it’s important to protect the environment, so now we’re walking the walk.” The filling station is the nation’s first to be built at a Honda dealership and is thought to be the first at any U.S. auto dealership. The station is expected to be fully operational within a month. It will be the third such area natural gas service station available to the public. The others are at the Gas Co. on Division Street, just north of Avenue J, and at the Lancaster bus yard on 7th Street West north of Avenue L-14. Emard said the station will make filling NGVs a more customer-friendly experience, noting that some customers have complained they feel out of place amid trucks and buses in institutional settings. There are approximately 200 natural gas filling stations open to the public statewide, but few full service gas stations offer natural gas. “There are incentives and grants out there for anyone who puts a public (natural gas) station in, but gas stations aren’t focused on that. They’re locked into their oil paradigm,” Robertson’s alternative fuels specialist Curtis Martin said. Martin said he believes natural gas will become more widely available as public awareness grows, as has been the case in Europe. There are approximately 5 million natural gas-powered vehicles worldwide, just 150,000 of which are in the U.S. Natural gas sells for about two-thirds the cost of gasoline in retail settings, but customers can pay a fraction of that amount by purchasing separate home filling equipment that taps into existing gas lines in their homes. Customers purchasing a separate electric home filling unit would have the option of paying a flat rate of about $1.10 per gallon for all home gas usage, or adding a separate meter for fueling their vehicle, which would drop the cost to the 22-cent per gallon wholesale rate. Martin said customers could be eligible for as much as $10,000 in federal and state grants and incentives towards the purchase of a natural gas vehicle. Honda’s natural gas-powered Civic GX sells for about $25,000 before grants and incentives, or about $7,000 more than a similarly equipment gasoline Civic LX model. Single-occupancy natural gas vehicles are eligible to drive in car-pool lanes, meaning the typical High Desert commuter could reduce his or her commute by about an hour a day. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want 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

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Pogba hailed as ‘best midfielder in the world’ by Solskjaer

first_imgHe could be in the starting team against Newcastle on Thursday as Solskjaer desperately seeks the creativity the team needs to break down stubborn opposition defences.“Let’s see how he reacts to this, how he feels,” said Solskjaer. “He did really well when he came on. Big, big plus and it might be that we do get him in from the start.”Pogba, who had only played twice since the end of August due to an ankle injury, was introduced on Sunday with United already trailing by two goals and went close to scoring during a late attacking flurry from the visitors.“He can play anywhere, he can play the whole midfield,” said Solskjaer.“He’s a box-to-box midfielder. He can drop deep, get it, play long passes. He can get it higher up and combine like he did today.”“That’s the beauty of having Paul, because he is the best all-round midfielder in the world,” added the United boss, who has said the 26-year-old will not be leaving in the January transfer window despite links with Real Madrid.– Reaction –Solskjaer said he was looking for a reaction from his players against Newcastle after United again failed to turn dominance of possession into a positive result at Watford.“One of the good things about the team this year, we have reacted after bad results,” he said.“We haven’t kept the consistency as we would have liked the other way but we’ve never gone on a big (bad) run like we did towards the end of last season so there will be a reaction, definitely.”United are struggling in eighth place in the Premier League, seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea despite recent morale-boosting wins against Tottenham and Manchester City.Solskjaer admitted progress had been slower than expected but said he was focused on developing a team that could dominate and break sides down.“It’s taken Liverpool a few years to get to that stage and we need to keep on building because that’s what we want to get to,” he said.“Yes, we’re good at counter-attacking. Yes, we’ve got pace and fast players. We should always keep that because that’s in our tradition. Now we need to be better at breaking lower blocks.”0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba warms up before the Premier League against Watford © AFP/File / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 24 – Paul Pogba has been hailed as the “best midfielder in the world” by Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Frenchman returned from a long injury lay-off.The World Cup winner was in action for United for the first time since late September as a substitute in their chastening 2-0 defeat at Watford on Sunday.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK GFC CLUB NEWS

first_imgDonegal NY’s Intermediate team continues to sit atop the table after a solid 2-14 to 0-6 demolition of plucky Roscommon Wednesday evening. With one battle remaining, Sunday, against a Monaghan squad sitting in a three-way second place with Kerry and Rangers, the Tir Conaill lads will be taking on one of that trio Sunday 2 September in a Semi-Final contest.CJ Molloy provided the scoring punch against The Rossies, backed up by sparkling football from Ciaran Tavey and PJ Flanagan, leaving supremo Pat McGill with a smile on his Ardara face.GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK GFC CLUB NEWS was last modified: August 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: DONEGAL NEW YORK GFC CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: HEROES’ WELCOME HOME TO LEITIR FOR RALLY CHAMPS

first_imgDONEGAL International Rally Champions Declan and Brian Boyle got a wonderful welcome home to Lettermacaward tonight.The cousins led throughout last weekend to bring their Subaru Impreza into Letterkenny the worthy winners of the three-day event, the first all local crew to take victory since 1983.  PICTURE SPECIAL: HEROES’ WELCOME HOME TO LEITIR FOR RALLY CHAMPS was last modified: June 28th, 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:Brian BoyleDeclan Boyledonegal rallyLettermacawardlast_img read more

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Humboldt State softball suffers first doubleheader loss since 2015 season

first_imgSt. Patrick’s Day turned out to be a day the No. 1-ranked Humboldt State softball team would like to forget.Probably in a hurry, too.For the first time since the regular-season finale in 2015, Humboldt State was on the wrong end of a doubleheader sweep. The best pitching staff in the California Collegiate Athletic Association saw Cal State San Bernardino explode for a pair of huge innings and rack up 27 hits as Humboldt fell 9-1 in six innings and 8-5 on Friday afternoon.The opening-game …last_img

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Visual Aid: Chance or Design?

first_imgA TV commercial for the Honda Accord has been circulating around the net as a popular download (see Steel City’s Finest).  It shows the parts of a car, without human intervention, interacting in strange ways like a Rube Goldberg device, resulting in a finished car rolling off the ramp.  Garrison Keillor adds the punch line, “Isn’t it nice when things just work?”If you teach science or Sunday School, this could be a great visual aid to stimulate thinking about intelligent design.  It is fun to watch and quite amazing to think about how the production team had to spend $6 million and perform 606 takes to get it right.  Applying William Dembski’s explanatory filter, how could you rigorously conclude that the sequence was designed, and not the result of chance?  Contrast this scene with the familiar analogy of a tornado in a junkyard producing a 747, popularized by the late Fred Hoyle.  What’s the difference?  Put even a micro-tornado on the Honda set and the whole sequence would fail.  That’s irreducible complexity – a picture is worth a thousand words.  Life is like that.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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