Slovakia stun Germany

first_imgAUGSBURG, Germany (AP):Germany’s European Championship preparations had a setback yesterday in a 3-1 thunderstorm-interrupted defeat to Slovakia.Goals at the end of the first half from Marek Hamsik and Michal Duris gave Slovakia a 2-1 lead at the interval in the Euro 2016 warm-up before the storm peppered the pitch with large hailstones and heavy rain.Play resumed almost 40 minutes later on the water-sodden pitch, but ball control proved difficult for both sides.The unmarked Juraj Kucka, who earlier conceded the penalty from which Mario Gomez opened the scoring, made up for it in the 52nd minute with a volley to Patrik Hrosovsky’s corner, sending the wet ball through the unfortunate Marc-AndrÈ ter Stegen’s hands and legs.”I’ve never experienced anything like it. It’s unique that the half-time break lasted so long. Thankfully, nothing happened,” Germany coach Joachim Lˆw said of the conditions. “We weren’t good at the back and we were too open in midfield.”Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich and Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno both started for their Germany debuts, while Leverkusen midfielder Julian Brandt and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl came on later to make theirs. Schalke midfielder Leroy Sane also started for his second cap.Regular No. 1 goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was rested, as were Mesut Ozil, Thomas Mueller, Lukas Podolski and Toni Kroos. Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and Karim Bellarabi were all injured.Gomez opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 13th after Kucka fouled Goetze.Goetze, who scored Germany’s World Cup-winning goal in 2014, was making a rare start after a frustrating season at Bayern.Germany dropped intensity as Slovakia improved. Napoli star Hamsik duly equalised with a brilliant strike to the top far corner in the 41st, three minutes before Duris stunned the home fans with a header from a corner.There was some whistling from fans at half-time, though supporters were quickly sent running when the thunderstorm struck.Other results yesterday in friendly matches: Albania 3 Qatar 1; Spain 3 Bosnia & Herzegovina 1; Romania 3 Ukraien 4; Turkey 1 Montenegro 0.last_img read more

GALLERY: Players, coaches hype up new season with PBA Media Day

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? PBA players, coaches, team officials, and media alike came down to Solaire to hype up the start of the 2019 season with the PBA media day.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ A first in the PBA’s 42 years, the league gave chance to media to talk to players in a much more relaxed setting to talk about their careers and the upcoming season, which is opening on Sunday.Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net 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 Chrisscenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Govt to borrow more money

first_img…to facilitate road works on Soesdyke/LindenThe Government is seeking to borrow more money as it makes efforts to do major road works on the Soesdyke Linden Highway, the primary gateway to the mining town of Linden. It will, however, be pursuing this project through another loan from a multinational development bank.The Soesdyke/Linden HighwayThis is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who on Friday revealed that the funding for a pre-feasibility study for the Soesdyke/Linden Highway was being sought from alternative means.This comes after reports earlier this year that the study would have to be stalled because of the reformulation of a loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).“The previous loan had studies earmarked. What is the new thinking? Studies for the Linden/Soesdyke Highway are now being earmarked to be done with alternative resources,” Jordan informed the National Assembly.“I can tell you that we are working assiduously with an international development partner, a multinational development bank, to get a fast disbursing loan that will be targeted to the resurfacing of the Linden Highway.”According to Jordan, the Linden-Ituni Road is currently under discussion. While the Government hasn’t identified a source of financing, Jordan said the subject was flagged as a matter of priority in discussions with the multinational bank.At a press conference in October, Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland had said that the Public Infrastructure Ministry is set to undertake development projects on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway as early as next year.Finance Minister Winston JordanThe mayor said the promise was made public during a recent visit by Minister David Patterson, where it was noted that some $40 million would be allocated for repairs, upgrade and lighting of the highway, which has been dubbed “dangerous” by commuters.The upgrade of the highway was initially expected to be carried out in 2017, but this was not done.DebtBut if secured, this disbursement is likely to see Guyana‘s public debt rise. The Ministry of Finance’s recent Public Debt Annual Report had showed that, since 2015, there has been a 4.1 per cent rise in Guyana’s indebtedness to international lenders.The report details that Guyana’s total debt, inclusive of external and domestic, increased to $330 billion as at December 2016. The Ministry attributed this to disbursements from the Export/Import Bank of China towards the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, as well as monies from multilateral creditors.A breakdown of the figures shows that total external debt amounted to $240 billion, a 72.6 per cent bite out of the total public debt. On the other hand, domestic debt stood at $90.6 billion, or 27.4 per cent of the total.The report notes that Guyana’s four main external creditors are the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the state-owned Export-Import Bank of China (China EXIM Bank), and Venezuela state owned oil company (PDVSA).Together, they constitute some 77.7 per cent of Guyana’s public external debt stock as at end-December 2016, with the IDB being the most dominant creditor. According to the report, the IDB has an average share of 42.0 per cent of the debt portfolio.The CDB is Guyana’s second largest creditor, accounting for 12.6 per cent of total public external debt. The Export-Import Bank of China follows closely behind the CDB, with a 12.5 per cent share of external debt, while Venezuela’s PDVSA accounted for 10.6 per cent. Important to note is PDVSA has recently been declared to be in default of its debts by a trade group in the US.last_img read more

Edmonton youth killer faces sentencing in Dawson Creek today

first_imgKreye claims that he didn’t witnesses the stabbing, but says he punched the suspect at least once.When police arrived, Drouin was pressing a towel against the girl’s neck.The suspect later admitted to police that he had stabbed the girl after the pair got into a fight.For Calgary Herald’s story, Click HereAdvertisement An Edmonton youth is in the Dawson Creek court house today, as he awaits his sentencing for murdering his 17-year old girlfriend in Fort St. John.The incident happened on May 18th of last year. The male cannot be named under the Youth  Criminal Justice Act.Now, the Calgary Herald reports that last year, Lance Kreye was a member of a gang called the Crazy Dragons. He had asked the young victim for a ride to Fort St. John. The killer, who was the girl’s boyfriend at the time, also came along for the ride.- Advertisement -Police believe the gang is in the drug business.The trio went to an apartment rented by Cody Bogogofski. His girlfriend, Jessica Drouin was also there. The Calgary Herald also reports that sometime around 3:15 p.m. that day, the victim was sitting on the arm of the couch beside Kreye.Then, the suspect took a knife from the kitchen, walked to the girl and stabbed her twice in the neck.Advertisementlast_img read more

Bucking belt law asking for trouble

first_img“They’re just travelling a short distance or it wrinkles their clothes. It scratches their neck,” Cohen said. “Sometimes a ticket creates a behavior change.” pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – About 92 percent of drivers in Santa Clarita wear their seat belts. The remaining 8 percent better look out, starting today. Statewide, police agencies are kicking off the annual Click It or Ticket campaign, an aggressive effort to enforce California’s mandatory seat belt law. Local sheriff’s and Highway Patrol officials are taking part – and won’t hold back when it comes to issuing citations to drivers, or passengers, who forgo belts. The campaign, which runs through June 3, is coordinated by the state using federal funding. Ticket fines range from $80 to $91, but go up if it isn’t a first-time violation, said Sgt. Richard Cohen of the sheriff’s traffic division. Cohen points out a less than obvious hazard in failing to buckle up. In newer cars, seat belts are electronically linked with air bags, which might or might not deploy in a crash. If they do go off, they can cause severe injury – even death. If they don’t, it’s anyone’s guess. “The obvious reason for wearing seat belts is that it’s going to keep you from severe injury,” Cohen said “The seat belt is what keeps you in your seat. “It really doesn’t take much without one to keep you from being ejected from your car if you hit an object. People who are ejected from their car, more often than not, are killed.” It isn’t unusual, he said, for deputies to spot motorists hurriedly click their seat belts on when they see a squad car. Scofflaws who are stopped use a range of excuses. last_img read more

Adebayor blasts Spurs fans as striker admits: We’d rather play away!

first_img Emmanuel Adebayor Emmanuel Adebayor has launched an amazing attack on Tottenham supporters at White Hart Lane.The Togo striker feels fans have created a negative atmosphere around their own stadium and claims it is affecting the players so badly that they would rather play away.Spurs have lost at home in the Premier League four times already this season, with Stoke the latest team to leave north London with three points.“Will it help playing away from home? To be honest, I think so,” Adebayor said.“At least you know I am going to be having the majority of opposition fans booing me rather than our own fans booing me. And I am not just talking about me, I am speaking on behalf of all the players.“I think it might be better to play away from home at the moment because at least we know beforehand we are guaranteed to be booed because they want their home club to win.“But when you are playing at home and your own fans start booing you after a few minutes then it is harder.”Adebayor, a late substitute against Stoke, added: “When you are playing in front of your own crowd you want them to support you.“But now it is like going through a sad moment and your family not welcoming you home – that’s the worst thing ever because you have nowhere to go.“Obviously I was on the bench against Stoke and, though I could not see everything as clear as night, I could see that nobody wanted the ball.“It’s hard for the players. It’s not their fault and it’s not the fans’ fault either because the fans want to see a result, the fans want to see a response and things are not going our way at the moment. We just have to fight as a team and as a club to find a solution – the quicker the better.”Adebayor has been heavily criticised for his role in Spurs’ struggles this season, having scored just twice in 12 appearances.But he has defended his performances and rubbished suggestions he is lazy.“For 13 years now I’ve been a professional and I’ve had to deal with that stick everywhere I’ve been to,” he said.“If I make a mistake it doesn’t mean I’m lazy, I will always try my best, but the funny thing in football is, when you score two goals everyone is like ‘Wow, he’s back on form and back to his best’.“But that’s not the point. Even when things aren’t going my way I am still trying the same, running around, wanting the ball, jumping to head it and looking to play my football.“But now because I have missed a couple of chances, people are like ‘Whoa, he is not trying and shouldn’t be in the first team.’ As a footballer you have to deal with those things, but it does make you laugh.”The defeat at Stoke has left Tottenham sitting 12th in the Premier League and with five defeats to their name already.Their poor start inevitably means manager Mauricio Pochettino is coming under pressure, but Adebayor insists the Argentine is not to blame for their problems.“Obviously all managers bring their own philosophies, the way they see football, the way they see games,” Adebayor said.“But come on, this the third or fourth manager in two or three years so we just have to stop it now being about the manager.“He’s a good manager and we just have to find a way so that we can try to understand what he wants to tell us and how he wants us to play and put that on the pitch.“If every player could do what the manager wants then we would win the Champions League but at the moment we are not getting the message.“To me, he is a good manager and a good man – we just have to get what he is telling us.” 1last_img read more

Rashford strike lifts surging Man Utd to fifth

first_imgA 2-2 draw at home to Burnley in midweek is the only match Solskjaer has failed to win and another victory lifts United a point above Arsenal and to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea in the fight for Champions League football next season.However, as is often the case on the road, United relied on goalkeeper David de Gea for all three points as a Leicester side that have often troubled the top six this season improved after half-time.Twice the Spaniard stood tall to deny Jamie Vardy, but De Gea’s best save came from Rachid Ghezzal’s free-kick that arrowed towards the top corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Rashford cushioned Paul Pogba’s through ball into his path before blasting home his sixth goal in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 10 games in charge just nine minutes in.LEICESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 3 – Manchester United closed in once more on a top-four Premier League finish as Marcus Rashford’s fine form continued with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Leicester to move up to fifth.Rashford cushioned Paul Pogba’s through ball into his path before blasting home his sixth goal in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 10 games in charge just nine minutes in.last_img read more

Kassumba strikes late as Sofapaka go top

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks defender Nixon Omondi makes a brilliant tackle to deny Sofapaka’s John Avire a chance to progress during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 18 –Umaru Kassumba struck at the stroke of 90 minutes as Sofapaka moved to the top of the Kenyan Premier League standings despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Kariobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday afternoon.Ugandan George Abege had given Sharks the lead in the first half before Kassumba drew Sofapaka level at the stroke of 90 minutes, though their title ambitions remain under serious threat. Had they won, Batoto ba Mungu would have moved to 47 points, two ahead of second placed Bandari and three ahead of defending champions Gor Mahia.But with the point, Sofapaka went top with 45 points same as second placed Bandari who have an inferior goal difference and one ahead of holders Gor Mahia who have a five-game deficit.Sofapaka striker Umaru Kassumba vies for the ball with Kariobangi Sharks’ Nixon Omondi and Tom Teka during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAbege scored the all important goal on the half hour mark when he tapped into an empty net after Geoffrey Shiveka nodded back the ball across the face of goal from a Duke Abuya freekick, keeper Justin Ndikumana caught off position.Prior to that, Sharks who lost 2-0 to Sofapaka in the first leg had good chances to score. In the 18th minute, Sidney Lokale had an opportunity when he was picked out by an Abuya cross from the right but his shot went wide.In the 22nd minute, Abege forced a decent save off Ndikumana when he twisted and turned away from Mousa Omar releasing a stinging shot that the Burundian keeper turned behind for a corner.At the start of the second half, Sofapaka coach John Baraza made changes to his midfield, Mohammed Kilume and Ibrahim Kitawi coming off for Elli Asieche and Stephen Waruru.The two got into the thick of things quick enough and Sofapaka started creating danger.Nine minutes from the restart, Waruru floated in a brilliant cross from the left with Kepha Aswani rushing to it, but the veteran striker could not hit the ball on target from close range.Three minutes later Aswani had another chance when Asieche’s corner landed on his head at the backpost, but the striker’s header with Sharks keeper John Oyemba beaten to the ball going wide.Sofapaka striker John Avire wheels away from Kariobangi Sharks’ Nixon Omondi during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBaraza made more changes with striker Mike Oduor coming in for Aswani. Sharks were forced into a change when defender Shiveka had to be stretchered out after a collision with John Avire.Sofapaka camped in the Sharks half to try and create something and came close twice, first Willis Ouma’s tap from a Waruru delivery rolling across the face of goal before Titus Achesa’s shot on his weaker right foot went just inches over the bar.Kassumba however drew them level with a header after Ouma had tapped back Achesa’s cross into the box. They would have won the game in dramatic fashion but Sharks keeper John Oyemba pulled a great save to deny Avire off a free-kick.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Five Bulldogs Earn All-MVC Women’s Tennis Honors

first_imgThe Bulldogs will face off against the winner of Bradley and Missouri State on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the semifinals of the MVC Championship at Springfield, Mo. Drake head coach Mai-Ly Tran was named MVC Coach of the Year and became the first Bulldog coach to receive the league honor since 1993. She guided the Bulldogs to a 15-5 record and led Drake to its first MVC regular season title since 2005. ST. LOUIS – The Drake University women’s tennis team earned a league leading five Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis All-Conference honors and received two specialty awards, the league office announced Thursday night.  Print Friendly Version Summer Brills and Megan Webb earned all-conference No. 2 doubles too round out the team’s All-MVC selection. Brills was also a MVC All-Select Team honoree as she posted a 14-4 singles record. Senior Mela Jaglarz was selected All-MVC at No. 6 singles as she went 5-0 in league play including a victory at No. 5. Freshman Liza Petushkova led the Valley with 19 singles wins to be named Freshman of the Year and All-MVC at No. 2 singles. The Moscow, Russia native is currently on a 13-match winning streak with nine of those victories coming in straight sets. Petushkova and doubles partner Tess Herder were tabbed all-conference No. 1 doubles after leading the league with 17 wins. Herder also earned All-MVC honors at No. 3 singles after going 4-0 in conference and posting 14 wins.last_img read more

FUNERAL OF PENSIONER WHO DIED IN FIRE TAKES PLACE FRIDAY

first_imgThe funeral of a Donegal pensioner who died in a housefire is to take place on Friday.Josephine Higgs, 76, died, when fire swept through her home in Creeslough in the early hours of Tuesday morning.Neighbours managed to pull the well-known widow form her home but she died at the scene a short time later She will be laid to rest after 11am Requiem Mass in St Michaels Church, Creeslough.A widowed woman, she is survived by her two sons Brian and Colin and ran a hairdressing salon in the village for many years.A full investigation is now underway to establish the cause of the fire.  FUNERAL OF PENSIONER WHO DIED IN FIRE TAKES PLACE FRIDAY was last modified: December 31st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CreesloughdeathdonegalfirefuneralJosephine Higgslast_img read more