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Wales hold Serbia to 1-1 draw in tense qualifier

Wales and Serbia kept alive their hopes of reaching next year’s World Cup finals in Russia after battling out a tense 1-1 draw in an absorbing Group D qualifier on Sunday.Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic equalised late on with a close-range finish after Wales, without suspended talisman Gareth Bale and several other regulars, took the lead through Aaron Ramsey’s first-half penalty in a hostile atmosphere.Tempers briefly flared on the terraces after the Wales midfielder converted his dinked ‘Panenka’ spot kick, as a dozen Serbian supporters ripped a Welsh flag off the railings and forced riot police to move in and separate the rival sections.The result left Serbia top on 12 points from six games, ahead of Ireland on goal difference. Third-placed Wales and Austria in fourth have eight points each with four rounds left.Wales manager Chris Coleman said he was happy with the outcome although he conceded his side needed to win all their remaining games to qualify for their second successive major tournament after reaching the Euro 2016 semi-finals.“I think there are mixed emotions because we took the lead and this is such a tough place to play in,” he told a news conference.“You can’t come here and play open football for 90 minutes.“We will be happier with the point than Serbia although we need four wins out of four to qualify directly. Three wins and a draw would probably see us clinch a playoff spot.”SUCKER PUNCHSerbia had pressed to no effect in the first half and were floored by a sucker punch after goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic committed what turned out to be a costly mistake.He misjudged a long ball and fouled Ramsey just outside the area as the midfielder, who had a superb game, got to it first.The resulting free kick was floated into the box and Serbia midfielder Luka Milivojevic completed a comedy of errors when he pulled back Sam Vokes, leaving Ramsey to beat Stojkovic with a dinked penalty in the 35th minute amid a chorus of jeers.Having praised Ramsey for an inspired display, Coleman was also delighted with his penalty, scored at the same end as Czech midfielder Antonin Panenka’s original dinked spot kick against Germany goalkeeper Sepp Maier in the Euro 1976 final.“I had no doubt Ramsey would score because he is playing with such confidence at the moment but I didn’t see that coming. His input tonight was immense.“The noise the supporters here make is incredible. It’s an old stadium but the atmosphere is fantastic and we thrived under the pressure. I told the players they must embrace the challenge and enjoy it.”RELENTLESS PRESSURESerbia had a penalty claim of their own waved away by Portuguese referee Manuel De Sousa when the ball struck a Welsh arm early in the second half as the home team struggled against a packed and well organised visiting defence.Serbia finally got their reward for relentless pressure after 73 minutes when Mitrovic, an aerial threat in the box throughout the contest, collected a loose ball and fired it past Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey from seven metres.Serbia looked more likely to grab a late winner but the Welsh, roared on by 1,000 away fans, held on for their fifth draw of the campaign.Sunday’s World Cup qualifying results:Israel 0Albania 3 Italy 5Liechtenstein 0 Macedonia 1Spain 2 Iceland 1Croatia 0 Kosovo 1Turkey 4 IrelandAustria Moldova 2Georgia 2 Finland 1Ukraine 2 read more

GALLERY: Pacquiao vs Vargas Grand Welcome

first_imgWe are young FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rousey says end is near ahead of comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas were given a grand welcome at the Wynn Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of their Sunday (Manila Time) fight at Thomas & Mack Center.Boxer Jessie Vargas makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Vargas is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Boxer Jessie Vargas signs an autograph as he makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Vargas is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Boxer Jessie Vargas makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Vargas is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Boxer Manny Pacquiao is interviewed during his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Jessie Vargas on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via APBoxer Jessie Vargas makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Vargas is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Boxer Manny Pacquiao makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Jessie Vargas on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Top Rank knockout girls before Tuesday’s Grand Arrival. Photo by Roy Luarca/INQUIRERADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more

Bali Pure sets aside distractions after car trouble to forge Finals decider

first_imgBaliPure ties Pocari at 1-1 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Soltones took over in the fifth set and dropped 11 points, while Malabanan herself made her mark with 10 in the victory.“Jerilli’s mind was on another place. That’s why I didn’t put her on our first six. But thankfully, she recovered for us,” said Gorayeb.The Fil-Am spiker said that all the hassle she went through was all worth it thanks to the conquest.“It was a crazy day; getting into that accident and playing in that game. But it was all worth it,” she said.As for her car, Malabanan said that everything was settled thanks to a little help from his uncle.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ “My tito has the car and they’re fixing it. They should have it settled by tonight,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer “She was driving and she bumped a car. She was with Grethcel and my players in San Sebastian. That’s why they were late because of the traffic. Thankfully, the battle for third went to a fourth set and they were able to make it here,” said  Gorayeb in Filipino.Malabanan was with Grethcel Soltones, Iris Oliveros, and Alyssa Eroa when the accident occurred. She asked her teammates leave her so they could make it to the venue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“We didn’t know what to do. We were freaking out. But I told them to go ahead and they just took a Grab and I just stayed with the car,” said Malabanan.Though the FEU hitter came it late for the game, the minor distraction didn’t really change the outcome for the Water Defenders as they extended the series to a deciding Game 3 with a tough five-set triumph, 25-15, 26-24, 24-26, 24-26, 15-13. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Swing Out Sister back to PH this April China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure coach Roger Gorayeb almost didn’t have a number of players for Game 2 of the 2017 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference women’s division on Tuesday.The multi-titled mentor bared that the vehicle driven by Jerrili Malabanan figured in a minor accident in EDSA on her way to the Philsports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Real Madrid star to be handed new contract after Man United move collapsed

first_img Keylor Navas 1 Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is to be rewarded with a new contract after his move to Manchester United fell through.The 28-year-old was on the cusp of heading to Old Trafford in the summer as part of a deal which would have seen David De Gea go the other way.However, the transfer collapsed in the final hours of the window and Navas remained at Madrid.And now, according to Marca, the Costa Rica international will be rewarded with a new deal after staying put in Spain.United have already extended De Gea’s contract at Old Trafford and Madrid are now to follow suit with their own number one.last_img read more

Suspect sought in Long Beach machete attack

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“We ultimately activated SWAT,” she said. “The suspect was not located.” The victim was treated and released from an area hospital. Pratt would only describe the suspect as a man in his 60s. “He has been identified. It’s just a matter of time before we catch up with him,” she said. By City News Service Police on Sunday said it is only “a matter of time” before they apprehend a man who reportedly attacked and wounded another man with a machete during a dispute at a Long Beach home. Police were dispatched to the scene in the 1600 block of West Pacific Coast Highway at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, said Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt. After one man attacked the other with a machete, the victim ran out of a home and called police, Pratt said. last_img read more

MILFORD TO HOST HEALTHY CLUB DAY THIS SATURDAY

first_imgCLG Baile na nGalloglach Club is hosting a ‘Healthy Club Day’ on Saturday the 1st of Febraury in the Public Health Centre.The Milford club is aiming to place health and wellbeing at the heart of the community and people the club serves.Promoting positive lifestyles and approaches to health, the innovative free event brings together a broad and varied array of service providers and specialists offering guidance, advice and even health checks to assist those in attendance enabling them to better take control of their health and wellbeing. “We hear a lot about the problems facing Irish society today but we tend not to focus on the increasing number of the population keen to invest in their health,” explains Pat Curley Club Chairman. “We hope this event offers everyone in the community an opportunity to explore how they can do just that.”While arranged by CLG BnaG and open to all club members, players, parents, and supporters, the organisers are keen to stress that a warm invitation is extended those all neighbouring GAA and sports clubs and members of the general public.There will be information on a range of topics with practical health checks also available, including blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring by qualified nurses, weight/BMI checks with the local HSE Community Dietician who will also offer advice on diet and nutrition, with a physical therapist offering tips on the treatment of sports injuries and general information and advice on fitness. A local ‘Couch to 5k’ group will also outline how this transformation from sedentary couch potato to running enthusiast can be achieved.The following services will be in attendance: • Jigsaw – Information and support on mental health for 16-25 year olds• North West Alcohol Forum – Advice and information on alcohol and drug misuse• HSE Smoking Cessation – Information on harmful effects of smoking and advice on smoking cessation• Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – Regulatory/accrediting body in Ireland for Counselling• Bodywhys – Information on eating disorders • Milford Library – Information on social prescribing• Citizens Information Service – Information on services available locally and nationally• Donegal sports Partnership – Active Sports, Active Schools, Active Communities and Active Partnerships in Donegal.• Conall McFadden Physiotherapy – Recovering from, and preventing, injury • Crossfit LK – Exercise and fitness advice• Community Dietician – Weight check/BMI and diet and nutrition advice• Couchto5K – Getting started – From couch potato to running 5K• Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Checks – Performed by qualified nursesThe CLG BnaG Club will also have extensive information on its senior men’s and ladies teams, all youth and juvenile teams, and its popular ‘Gaelic for Mothers and Others’ and many cultural activities.The event on Saturday, February 1, in the Public Services Centre Milford, runs from 11am-2pm, is free of charge and welcome to all. For more information please contact: Marian McNulty 086/8506405MILFORD TO HOST HEALTHY CLUB DAY THIS SATURDAY was last modified: January 27th, 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:MILFORD TO HOST HEALTHY CLUB DAY THIS SATURDAYlast_img read more

Suarez’s reaction after Mascherano scores first goal in SEVEN years is superb

first_img Javier Mascherano celebrates his first ever goal for Barcelona 2 History was made at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night, as Javier Mascherano scored his first goal for Barcelona seven years after joining.The last time he scored was when he was playing for Liverpool against Unirea Urziceni in a Europa League game in 2010. In 2017, though, Barca were ruthless as they hammered Osasuna 7-1, with Lionel Messi, Paco Alcacer and Andre Gomes all scoring twice, while Mascherano’s effort came from the spot – the 500th goal scored during Luis Enrique’s time as manager.center_img Four of the club’s goals came within 10 minutes, while they also surpassed 150 goals for the season in all competitions. Watch Mascherano’s penalty and the reaction from the Barca bench here. 2last_img read more

Trade you a paper clip for a house

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“This is such a cool community project. It feels right,” MacDonald said. “And now that I think about it, I can’t believe that another small town didn’t think of it. It will literally put them on the map.” What’s in it for the town? The answer requires a quick MacDonald recap, featuring a menagerie of friendly folks, radio talk show hosts and aging celebrities, all bound together by the Internet. It began when MacDonald, an aspiring writer, doer of odd jobs and apartment dweller, advertised in the barter section of the Craigslist Web site that he wanted something bigger or better for one red paper clip. He traded it for a fish-shape pen, and posted on Craigslist again and again. Roaming Canada and the United States, he exchanged the pen for a ceramic knob, and in turn: a camping stove, a generator, a beer keg and Budweiser sign, a snowmobile, a trip to the Canadian Rockies, a supply truck and a recording contract. Next, in April, he got himself really close, obtaining a year’s rent in Phoenix. His adventure became an Internet blockbuster. He did Canadian and Japanese TV and “Good Morning America.” He made dozens of local radio appearances – one of which, in Los Angeles, was heard by a man who ended up as a pivotal figure. Taking a paper clip and turning it into a house sounds like a cheesy magic trick or a phony instance of resourcefulness on the 1980s TV show “MacGyver.” Kyle MacDonald, however, has pulled it off. One year ago, the 26-year-old blogger from Montreal set out to barter one red paper clip for something and that thing for something else, over and over again until he had a house. On Wednesday the quest is ending as envisioned: MacDonald is due to become the proud owner of a three-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot home provided by the town of Kipling, Saskatchewan. MacDonald and his girlfriend, Dominique Dupuis, expect to move there in early September. That man is Corbin Bernsen. You may remember him from his roles in “L.A. Law” and “Major League.” Hip to the publicity-generating machine that is Kyle MacDonald, Bernsen contacted him to say he was writing and directing a movie and would offer a paid speaking role as an item available for trade. MacDonald was thrilled. But he feared that the integrity of his journey would be compromised if he accepted the role without trading Bernsen something he really could use. Say what you want about “Major League 3,” but Bernsen has done well enough that he doesn’t need a free apartment in Phoenix. So MacDonald kept Bernsen’s offer off his blog, but plowed ahead with an eye to finding something Bernsen would legitimately want. Seemingly disregarding good economic sense, MacDonald traded the year’s rent for an afternoon with rocker Alice Cooper. (MacDonald’s response: “Alice Cooper is a gold mine of awesomeness and fun.”) Then in a move that really confused his blog readers, MacDonald bartered time with Cooper for a snow globe depicting the band Kiss. Re-enter Corbin Bernsen. You see, since the days when he’d get free stuff on promotional tours for “L.A. Law,” Bernsen has amassed a collection of 6,500 snow globes. “One off, they look sort of goofy,” Bernsen said. “Put them all together and they sort of look like pop art.” So MacDonald gave Bernsen the Kiss model and encouraged his blog readers to send the actor even more globes in exchange for autographed pictures. All this delighted the elders in Kipling, a town of 1,140 believed to have been named in honor of author Rudyard Kipling. Like many rural towns, Kipling is eager to stave off the perils of dwindling population by attracting new businesses, tourism and above all, attention. When the local development coordinator, Bert Roach, heard about MacDonald’s odyssey, he suggested at the next council meeting that Kipling lure him. Quickly the town purchased an unoccupied rental house on Main Street and offered it to MacDonald. Roach won’t disclose the price because MacDonald says he doesn’t want to know. But Roach says it was well under the going rate in Kipling, which is about $50,000 Canadian ($45,000 U.S.). The town also pledged to put a giant red paper clip at a highway rest stop and hold an “American Idol”-style competition for the movie role. Participants will have to make a donation to the town’s parks department and a charity. When MacDonald agreed last week, “I was holding back tears, I was so bloody happy,” Roach said. “It’s going to be such a great project for our community.”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

Mojave Unified workers get raise

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – Mojave Unified School District employees are getting an 8 percent raise covering the school year just past and the upcoming school year. Teachers, nonteaching employees and staff not represented by unions received a 2 percent raise for the 2005-06 school year and a 6 percent pay hike for the 2006-07 school year. “We wouldn’t have been able to last year, but COLA (cost-of-living-adjustment funding from the state) is higher this year, and we counted in additional ADA (average daily attendance),” Superintendent Larry Phelps said. “We’ve been growing. We are counting on more students coming.” The Mojave board approved the raises for all employees at Tuesday night’s board meeting. School officials and negotiators for the Mojave Faculty Association had been at impasse in contract talks for the 2005-06 school year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesBoth sides met with a mediator but were able to come up with a settlement on their own that covered both years, officials said. “We are all pleased to see that the parties worked closely together in good-faith bargaining to resolve the impasse and come up with an agreement that’s good and fair for all parties concerned,” said Dave Aponik, chapter services consultant with the California Teachers Association. The employees’ 2 percent raise is retroactive to July 1, 2005, and the 6 percent raise is retroactive to July 1 of this year, officials said. While Mojave and its teachers have settled their differences, negotiators for the Antelope Valley Union High School District and its teachers union are at impasse and will meet with a state mediator for a second time in September. The high school district is offering teachers a 4 percent pay hike while its union seeks a 6 percent raise for its members in the 2006-07 year.last_img read more

Harry Redknapp wants West Ham to ‘groom’ Mark Noble for manager’s job

first_img 2 2 Mark Noble is a fans’ favourite at the London Stadium Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow REPLY “Why not promote from within in the future when you’ve got somebody like that? Why do you have to go and get another foreign manager?“There’s a lad there who knows the game and knows the club inside out, why shouldn’t you groom him, put him on the staff and let him come through and eventually become manager?“It would be great for West Ham.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF And it appears fellow former Hammers boss Sam Allardyce agrees, as he replied: “Absolutely right, I’m 100 per cent behind that one.” Noble will be 34 when his current contract finishes, and Redknapp has insisted he should not be allowed to leave his boyhood club.Instead, the former West Ham boss believes he should be given a coaching role to prepare him for the top job ‘one day’.Speaking on Tuesday’s Sports Breakfast, Redknapp said: “I think one day down the line, why not?”“Mark a great lad, he’s been an excellent captain and he’s a leader in the dressing room.“He’s the type of lad I can see one day [becoming West Ham manager]. Harry Redknapp has urged West Ham to ‘groom’ club captain Mark Noble to become a future Hammers manager.Noble is the east London club’s longest-serving player by a mile, having first joined their youth academy in 2000, and has been dubbed ‘Mr West Ham’.And, despite playing under eight managers during his Hammers career, he has remained a constant in the heart of the side.center_img REVEALED getty A fresh-faced Noble celebrates West Ham’s Championship play-off victory in 2005 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more