Phil penalty shot sends Meralco back on top

first_imgFilipinos 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 The Sparks also got a superb effort from goalkeeper Jun Badelic, who stopped Josh Reyes’ effort in the 84th minute, preserving the victory for Meralco.The victory puts the Sparks two points clear of JPV Marikina, which can regain top spot with a win over Davao Aguilas in a match scheduled Sunday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Over at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City, Ceres Negros whipped Stallion Laguna, 5-2, for its third straight victory.Flaunting their attacking firepower, the Busmen had five different players scoring in front of the home crowd with Stephan Schrock setting the tone for the rout with his 12th minute strike. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMB dynasty in the offing LATEST STORIES Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Phil Younghusband struck from the penalty spot and FC Meralco Manila came away with a gutsy 1-0 victory over Ilocos United as the Sparks regained top spot in the Philippines Football League on Saturday at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.Under a heavy downpour, Younghusband cooly sent his spot kick past Ilocos goalkeeper Baba Sampana in the 54th minute for his fifth goal of the season after a handball infraction on Ilocos inside the box as the Sparks upped their haul to 20 points from eight matches.ADVERTISEMENT Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavscenter_img Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LSU title parade draws massive crowds McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Goals from Jeffrey Christiaens, Iain Ramsay, OJ Porteria and Bienvenido Maranon highlighted a strong performance by coach Risto Vidakovic’s men.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Rooney set for new United deal

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, March 10 – Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United want to offer Wayne Rooney an extension to his current contract after a torrid week for the England striker.Ferguson sparked speculation over Rooney’s future by surprisingly dropping the star for Tuesday’s Champions League defeat against Real Madrid. Reports claimed Ferguson’s relationship with Rooney had deteriorated over the former Everton forward’s failure to look after his fitness.But the United manager insisted on Friday that Rooney, linked with Bayern Munich over the weekend, wouldn’t be allowed to leave and he has stressed the club see him in their long-term plans.Rooney, who is reported to earn £220,000-a-week, is tied to United until the end of the 2014-15 season, so there is no need to sit down for talks immediately, but Ferguson suggested the club were willing to discuss a new deal.“There’s no issue with his contract, when it has to be renegotiated it will be. We don’t want players to leave,” Ferguson told several Sunday newspapers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hiddink voices Hazard concerns ahead of FA Cup tie

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink, pictured on March 1, 2016, has set the target of over-taking Manchester United by the end of the Premier League campaignLONDON, March 11 – Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink revealed Friday he had concerns regarding Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard’s form and fitness.Hazard was booed by a small number of Chelsea fans when substituted during Wednesday’s 2-1 home defeat and 4-2 aggregate reverse against Paris Saint-Germain that saw the Blues crash out of the Champions League, having angered supporters at Stamford Bridge by swapping shirts with PSG’s Angel di Maria at half-time. Hazard’s father was quoted as saying in the Belgian press this week that his son’s injury problems dated back four months to when former manager Jose Mourinho was in charge of Chelsea but that he had been obliged to play on.“His father made a fair judgement. He is not absent of injury,” Hiddink said ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final away to Everton.“What is an injury? You can have an injury where you cannot play, or where you can play when you are not fully fit,” the Dutchman added.“I have my concerns about him as well: whether he should play, when he’s not top, top fit, an hour at full intensity or another part of the game (as a substitute). We’re trying to help him.“He will be available (against Everton). He’s desperate to participate in a team performance.”The root cause of Hazard’s injury problems remains something of a mystery and Hiddink said: “I try to exclude a lot of emotion in that and see whether his working radius is okay. The intention he is doing in training and in the game, it’s not what you think. You think sometimes ‘oh, he’s not doing enough’. That’s not true.“We have to find another entrance to get him on this level. Working harder is possible, but not with stupidity. Or maybe one or two days off might help.“Every now and then I see that he (Hazard) is capable of doing beautiful things, very efficient things. We try to help him and find a path where he can grow and it’s a different approach for everyone.”Chelsea captain John Terry is back in contention for this weekend’s trip to Merseyside after six matches out with a hamstring problem.“He worked rather well the past days. I would like him to travel to Liverpool,” said Hiddink.Terry scored an equaliser in the eighth minute of stoppage time to earn a 3-3 draw with Everton in a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge in January.The central defender won the FA Cup in 2009 during Hiddink’s first spell as Chelsea caretaker manager and the Blues boss is keen to lift the trophy again, although ensuring last season’s Premier League champions continue to climb up the table from their position of 10th place remains the priority.“It’s a very important cup to go for,” Hiddink said. “But you have to focus also on the Premier League and not neglect that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ahmadinejad claims the nuclear issue is closed

first_imgIran insists the program is purely peaceful, aimed solely at using nuclear reactors to generate electricity. But the United States and key European nations think the program is a cover for an Iranian attempt to produce nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad has defied two Security Council resolutions demanding Iran suspend enrichment and imposing escalating sanctions on key figures and organizations involved in the nuclear program. He made clear in his speech that Iran did not intend to comply with them now. “In the last two years, abusing the Security Council, the arrogant powers have repeatedly accused Iran and even made military threats and imposed illegal sanctions against it,” he said. “Previously, they illegally insisted on politicizing the Iranian nation’s nuclear case, but today, because of the resistance of the Iranian nation, the issue is back to the agency, and I officially announce that in our opinion the nuclear issue of Iran is now closed and has turned into an ordinary agency matter,” Ahmadinejad said. Iran has decided “to pursue the issue through its appropriate legal path … and to disregard unlawful and political impositions by the arrogant powers,” he said. UNITED NATIONS – Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared Tuesday that Iran’s disputed nuclear program is closed as a political issue and said Tehran will ignore a U.N. Security Council demand imposed by “arrogant powers” to curb its nuclear program. Instead, he told world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly that Iran has decided to pursue the monitoring of its nuclear program “through its appropriate legal path,” the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency. When Ahmadinejad was ushered to the podium, the U.S. delegation walked out, leaving only a low-ranking note-taker to listen to his speech, which indirectly accused the United States and Israel of major human-rights violations. State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos said the United States wanted “to send him a powerful message.” The Iranian president spoke hours after French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned the assembly that allowing Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons would be an “unacceptable risk to stability in the region and in the world.” In her talk, German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened tougher sanctions against Iran. IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei and Iranian officials agreed in July that Tehran would answer questions from agency experts by December on more than two decades of nuclear activity – most of it secret until revealed more than four years ago. This week, IAEA technical officials returned to Tehran to start probing outstanding questions, some with possible weapons applications. But while Iran is allowing the IAEA to inspect its known nuclear facilities, it no longer allows inspectors freedom to look elsewhere for suspicious activities on short notice as it once did. The U.S. initially opposed the plan, fearing it could draw attention away from Iran’s defiance of the Security Council demand for a halt to Iranian uranium enrichment. It later endorsed the plan while emphasizing that it must obey the council. Speaking to reporters after his speech, Ahmadinejad sought to clarify Tehran’s stance on the nuclear standoff, which he blamed on “certain big powers” that have sought “to turn a simple legal issue into a very loud, controversial political issue.” He said Tehran’s stance is that the matter involves only legal issues for the IAEA to handle, alluding to the Iranian regime’s insistence that it is following its commitments under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to use nuclear power only for peaceful purposes. A third Security Council resolution, with tougher sanctions, is being discussed, although there is no agreement on it. President George W. Bush has refused to take military action off the table if Iran does not comply. “There will not be peace in the world if the international community falters in the face of the proliferation of nuclear arms,” Sarkozy said in his speech Tuesday. The Iranian crisis “will only be resolved if firmness and dialogue go hand-in-hand.” Iran was not without allies. Nicaragua’s leftist President Daniel Ortega angrily chastised the United States for seeking to stop other countries from enriching uranium, which is allowed under the Nonproliferation Treaty.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

Nicolas Otamendi dropped by Valencia as Manchester City close in on €45m deal

first_img Nicolas Otamendi 1 Nicolas Otamendi has been dropped by Valencia for Wednesday’s Champions League play-off first leg against Monaco as the defender nears a switch to Manchester City.City are understood to have agreed a deal to sign the Argentina international and he is reportedly set to undergo a medical at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.According to Spanish sports newspaper Marca, the Premier League club will pay Valencia around 45million euros for the 27-year-old.Both clubs are keeping quiet over the deal but Valencia coach Nuno has revealed that the former Porto star will not be considered for Wednesday’s match with Monaco at the Mestalla stadium.He told the Spanish press: “I understand and it’s logical that you want to ask me about Otamendi’s situation as he is in the news.“But I ask to respect this press conference as there is nothing more important that tomorrow’s game against Monaco. “For a few days now we have prepared for this game without the option of using Otamendi and tomorrow’s game is crucial for us. We have confidence in those that are here.“Once everything is resolved, we will make decisions and the club will announce everything.”last_img read more


first_imgAn Innovation Café facilitated by Michael Meaney where Lego and lateral thinking is an effective combination. Leading industry speakers and experts are regularly featured at postgraduate programmes at LYIT. Mac’s Deli boss Eunan McIntyre must be getting ideas for some new forms of pastries!A new groundbreaking Masters programme that combines a six month internship and equips graduates with the latest techniques in innovation, is now on offer at Letterkenny IT.The MSc in Innovation Management with Applied Research is a 16-month taught, Masters degree programme. It is suitable for graduates primarily with a strong technology/science base and includes a ‘live’ research project which they will conduct during a 6-month internship with a successful NW company. The course is win-win for all involved. Graduates can immediately turn their academic knowledge into real experience while companies can tackle actual research issues in their industry.The Masters’ students will work closely with the managers and founders of companies in the Northwest, developing innovative products for national and international markets.Vicky O’Rourke, Programme Lecturer, outlines, “This new Masters programme aims to develop the next generation of innovative thinkers and practitioners. It will be an exciting journey for both students and companies, it’s a tremendous opportunity for a graduate to work close-up with the managers and founders of these innovative companies.”So far, 10 NW companies from software to food to engineering, with many winning awards for their products and business, have signed up to be part of this Masters. All have a strong track record in driving innovation. They are: Gartan Technologies: Specialists in staff availability, payroll and roster software, Errigal Food: Seafood producers, Green Pastures: Dairy Food Manufacturer, SL Controls: Global Manufacturing Systems Provider, Macs Deli: Bakery/Food production, Multi-national Financial Services Organisation, SendMode: Mobile Marketing, Uppidee: Process Software and 3D Issue: Developers of bespoke software for the digital publishing industry. Graduates will conduct and develop a research project during their internship, where they will proactively troubleshoot a particular challenge. Each company has identified a specific research project ranging from new product development, market expansion and using new platforms.Referring to the Masters programme, Head of School of Business Michael Margey is very optimistic.“The aim of this course is to enhance the innovation and research capability of graduates and to support participating firms in the North West region by developing additional innovation capacity. It provides a unique opportunity for graduates to build excellent experience whilst the companies benefit from latest thinking in Innovation management. It represents genuine innovation in developing trans-disciplinary skills and practice and there’s no other course like it.”John Andy Bonar, Head of Development explains, “This programme also has particular benefits and synergies for enterprise development in the greater Northwest area, where interns from this programme can significantly add value and enhance the innovation and research capacity of local firms, it’s a key component and link in developing regional innovation and learning ecosystems”Applications are invited from graduates primarily with a strong technology/science base who would like to translate their academic knowledge into practical experience. The deadline is Friday 31 May, 2013, visit for a full list of companies and research project descriptions or contact Rory McMorrow School of Business Administrator at 074 91 86210. ‘LEGO’ HELPING GRADUATES TO BUILD FOR NEW INNOVATIVE MASTERS PROGRAMME! was last modified: May 15th, 2013 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:LYITMasters Programmelast_img read more

Mourinho’s woes prove I was unfairly judged during Man United reign, says Moyes

first_imgFormer Manchester United manager David Moyes feels Jose Mourinho’s struggles in the Old Trafford hotseat have put his ill-fated tenure in perspective.Moyes latest just eight months in charge at Old Trafford after being handpicked by Sir Alex Ferguson to replace him at the helm back in 2013.The Scot was slammed by supporters and the media following the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions league, but little has changed since Moyes’ departure despite two world class coaches taking the reins.Former Holland boss Louis van Gaal was sacked after two underwhelming campaigns, while Mourinho is struggling to get results – and purely scoring goals – in the early stages of his United career.Moyes has called for the club should stick with Mourinho despite his teething problems, insisting they need stability if they are to move out of their post-Fergie slump.But he is pleased people are finally starting to realise that the Reds Devils’ decline following Sir Alex’s retirement was not purely down to him.“Do Mourinho and Van Gaal’s struggles put my reign in context? I am glad you are saying that, because I have always felt that,” said the Sunderland manager.“In some ways it does show that it maybe was not just down to David Moyes.“The Manchester United job will be tough for anybody who takes it, whether it be Mourinho, Van Gaal or Moyes. It is always going to be a tough job, because you are following probably the finest manager in our time.“Manchester United need stability, and it is a football club that has always trusted itself, trusted its managers, believed in their managers, and certainly given their managers time to do the right job. It is a great club.“I had my time there, and it has passed on to somebody else. I am just saying it is a great job. Jose is a top manager, as was LVG, but it is difficult for whoever goes to Manchester United.“I felt that it would take time, but it is football.” 1 David Moyes feel he was unfairly judged during his spell as Man United manager last_img read more

Foden may have to follow Sancho’s lead and leave Man City, says Ferdinand

first_img latest Ferdinand is not convinced Phil Foden will get the game time he needs at Manchester City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Phil Foden may have to leave Manchester City for the sake of his career, former England star Rio Ferdinand has told talkSPORT.The 18-year-old midfielder has become an important part of Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad but is yet to start a Premier League match for the reigning champions. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 “To be fair he’s fully vindicated that decision – he’s a £100m+ player now.”Six-time Premier League winner Ferdinand feels there are too many players ahead of Foden in the pecking order at the Etihad in order for him to establish himself as a first-team star.“If there’s an injury in midfield and they’ve got a big game I don’t see him being the man to come in and fill the gap,” he explained.“For instance if David Silva was out then [Ilkay] Gundogan plays there or Bernando Silva replaces him. And Ferdinand, the former Manchester United defender and BT Sport pundit, believes the time may come when Foden, whose current deal runs until the summer of 2024, has to evaluate his options if he isn’t getting regular football.In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, he said: “He’s got great potential, but at the end of the day he needs game time.“He’s not going to get that at Manchester City. Jadon Sancho didn’t, so that’s why he left.“He demanded regular football and decided to go to Borussia Dortmund. 2 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury SORRY revealed Rio Ferdinand spoke exclusively to talkSPORT on a wide range of topics tense MOST READ IN FOOTBALL whoops Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “There’s no doubt Foden will improve by training with a squad of that quality, but there will come a time when he thinks to himself I want to play first-team football.“Every footballer has that competitive nature in them and wants to be one of the first names on the teamsheet – Foden will be no different.“I hope he gets the opportunity do that at Manchester City because it will be great for English football, but the circumstances would need to change.”BT Sport brings you the moments that matter this season, with exclusively live coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Watch live on TV and via the award winning BT Sport App. For more info visit read more

West Ham ace facing lengthy spell on sidelines with torn thigh muscle

first_img LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekLeeds vs West Brom (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Lille vs Chelsea (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Swansea (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2AZ Alkmaar vs Man United (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Birmingham vs Middlesbrough (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTFulham vs Charlton (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Burnley vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 The 34-year-old was replaced by second-choice glovesman Roberto, who looked far from convincing in last week’s 4-0 Carabo Cup defeat to League One Oxford United, but Manuel Pellegrini is backing the understudy to impress for as long as he must deputise.“Lukasz felt a problem in a muscle in his hip when he tried to kick the ball,” Pellegrini told “We need to know more about it with a medical examination on Sunday.” West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is facing a lengthy spell in the treatment table center_img West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski could be out for around three months with a torn thigh muscle.Fabianski limped off during the Hammers’ 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday and is definitely unavailable for their clash with Crystal Palace this weekend, which will be brought to you LIVE by talkSPORT. “Goalkeeper is an important player, but I trust a lot in Roberto also. Roberto played well, he’s a very good goalkeeper and we will see what will happen with Lukasz’s injury and how many weeks he will be out.”It will be a major blow to West Ham, as Fabianski, who was named the club’s player of the season for 2018/19, played every minute of last season’s league campaign and has started all seven fixtures this campaign.talkSPORT will bring you full LIVE commentary of West Ham vs Crystal Palace as part of our brilliant GameDay coverage. Click below to tune in… Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

The Quest For School Bus Safety Continues For An Indiana State Trooper

first_imgOver the past couple of years Master Trooper Jim Zeser has successfully lobbied to have signs alerting drivers to stop for school buses installed along US 33 in Dunlap, Hively Avenue between Benham Avenue and Main Street in Elkhart, and just last year along US 20, between CR 17 and SR 15.  Zeser did this, with the help of Dirk Schmidt from INDOT, after seeing that these areas had consistent issues with drivers not stopping for school buses. This year Zeser has noticed the amount of traffic increase on US 20 between CR 17 and SR 15 so he came up with the idea to be proactive and have temporary dynamic message boards installed in this area.  Zeser went to Dirk Schmidt with his idea and INDOT had the signs put up along US 20, one for eastbound traffic and one for westbound traffic. The message reads the same as the permanent signs that were installed last year, “all lanes must stop when school bus stops.”  The hope is that these signs grab the attention of the daily drivers in this area and remind them that all lanes must stop when a school bus stops.   Zeser said, “School safety is very important.  Hopefully these signs stick out and prepare motorists that school buses will be on the road so be prepared to stop.” As a reminder Indiana law states that all lanes in both directions most stop for a school bus arm except when the highway is divided by a physical barrier such as a curb or undeveloped median.last_img read more