NCAA: Lyceum demolishes winless JRU

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Pirates used a huge 24-7 second frame to break away from the Heavy Bombers at halftime, 45-23, en route to their third straight win.“I told the team that we should not fall into the trap that we are a good offensive team and not repeat the things that we did last game,” Pirates head coach Topex Robinson said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Lyceum, the last year’s finalist, made 30 points off the Heavy Bombers’ 34 errors.Mike Nzeusseu displayed his three-point shooting prowess with three conversions and finished with 21 points, 10 boards, and two blocks. Cj Perez added 12 markers and five assists while Kim Cinco poured in 11 points all in the third frame.Jed Mendoza had 14 markers for JRU, which slid to 0-2. Justin Robert Valencia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Lyceum continued its hot start and pulverized Jose Rizal University, 88-56, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img read more

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Gbowee Foundation Launches Free Education for Girls, Others

first_imgThe Gbowee Peace Foundation (Africa) has launched a technical institute program in the country for women and girls. The Foundation also included ex-combatants of all the former warring factions into their plan.Their  aim is to reduce the illiteracy rate in the country, while empowering women and girls, locally.The launch was done at during its 2nd anniversary fundraising gala, under the theme: “Advancing Girls’ Education & Entrepreneurships.”The fundraising gala, which intended to raise at least three million United States dollars, was held at the Executive Pavilion on Broad Street, with a lot of national and international partners in attendance.Launching the Abigail Technical Institute and High School for Girls, Madam Leymah R. Gbowee, in whose honor the Foundation is named, said the foundation would focus on empowering women and girls in the country through internship, mentorship, and career development.According to Madam Gbowee, the Foundation has given many of its scholars international scholarships. Recipients were: Georgia Genoway, Korto Johnson, Ernestine Vulue, Yamah Lavelah and others; some will be traveling abroad for studies this year. She further explained that the building of the technical institute for women and girls was a way of starting something for girls. “The hope is that those that do not go to college can learn something else and still remain on course,” she added. Madam Gbowee, who is co-recipient of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, said the scholarships for women and girls have been extended to supporting ex-combatants as a way of telling their own story.She explained that contributions were made towards the Foundation, after she had won Peace Prize, by some of her partners, who all around the world, including the United States.  The fundraising gala included honoring a number of individuals for their role in empowering women and girls, including Abigail Disney, a donor and partner of the Gbowee Peace Foundation, close friend of Leymah’s and producer of the movie Pray the Devil Back to Hell.  One of the scholars of the Gbowee Peace Foundation, Africa, Ma-Hawa Ngaim, of the University of Liberia, said the Gbowee Scholarship was the best in the country, giving full support to women and girls in Africa.She explained that Gbowee Peace Foundation was the only program in the country that gives stipends, school supplies, internships, and many others opportunities including workshops, academic development, and summer student exchange.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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JURY FAILS TO REACH VERDICT IN DONEGAL ‘HEADCASE’ LIBEL ACTION

first_imgA JURY has failed to reach a verdict in a defamation action brought by a Donegal man over an article by Sunday Times columnist Brenda Power.The jury was discharged and the case will now be relisted for another hearing before a new High Court jury unless a settlement is reached in the meantime.John McCauley (46), a property consultant originally from Donegal but now based in Dubai and Lithuania, had sued over a article in which Ms Power criticised him for taking a midwife to court over the interruption of him filming the birth of his first child. After a second day of deliberations, the jury said it was unable to reach a unanimous or majority verdict in relation to one of two questions they were asked. It had reached a verdict on a question of whether the words used in the article were true or false insofar as they allege facts.However, it was unable to reach either a unanimous or majority verdict in relation to a second question over whether the words constituted honest comment on a matter of public interest.The foreman told Mr Justice Eamon deValera the jury felt that they would not reach a majority decision.Mr Justice deValera said in those circumstances he would discharge the jury which comprised seven women and four men as one juror was excused last Friday due to a prior holiday commitment. The judge, who said it was the longest time a jury had been out in his experience, thanked them and excused them from jury service for ten years.The case, which lasted five days, centred on a March 2009 article written following publicity surrounding another case brought by Mr McCauley against midwife Irish Halbach and Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin. Mr McCauley claimed Ms Halbach had acted unreasonably by stopping him filming just after his daughter Simone’s birth by C-section in 2006. That case was dismissed in the Circuit Court.He claimed Ms Power’s subsequent column about that case portrayed him as having no consideration or care for his partner or his baby.It showed him as “some kind of head case running around with a camera”, he told the court.JURY FAILS TO REACH VERDICT IN DONEGAL ‘HEADCASE’ LIBEL ACTION was last modified: July 17th, 2013 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:JURY FAILS TO REACH VERDICT IN DONEGAL ‘HEADCASE’ LIBEL ACTIONlast_img read more

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Jack Rodwell on trial with Premier League club after Sunderland exit

first_img possible standings How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? He has been invited to train with Javi Gracia’s Watford squad this week at their pre-season training camp in Austria in a bid to earn a contract.Rodwell came through Everton’s academy and sealed a big-money move to Manchester City in 2012.But injuries and a loss of form saw his career take a downward turn. predicted Jack Rodwell has linked up with Watford on trial.The midfielder is a free agent having recently agreed to terminate his contract with Sunderland. Once regarded as one of English football’s brightest talents, Rodwell joined the Black Cats from Manchester City in a £10m deal in 2014.But his stay on Wearside proved to be disastrous.He struggled as Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League in 2016/17 and barely featured at all last term as the club were relegated for the second successive season, despite picking up a staggering £73,000-a-week wages.Rodwell’s last appearance for the Wearsiders came in September 2017 and he ended the campaign training with the Under-23 squad.Sunderland fans were delighted to see the back of the 27-year-old this summer, but he could now get another shot at Premier League football. Latest Premier League News possible xi How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes smart causal How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? center_img Jack Rodwell has not played a senior match since September 2017 1 who plays? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener NEW ERA How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? gameday ALTERED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more

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Save our Strands update on proposed Oyster Farms

first_imgFollowing the decision of Mr Manus Bonner to withdraw his application for an aquaculture license for foreshore at Keadue Strand, the local Save our Strands Group have released the following statement;“The Save our Strands Group gratefully welcome the decision by Manus Bonner to withdraw his application for the granting of a license for an Oyster Farm at Keadue Strand and wish to express their gratitude to Mr Bonner for taking this decision for the reasons outlined by his solicitor on the radio this afternoon.”“Obviously, the Group will now seek formal confirmation via the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to confirm that this application is no longer being considered and wish to make no further comment regarding this application at this time.” The Save our Strands Group are keen to stress that Mr Bonner’s announcement only relates to the application for Keadue Strand and does not relate to the application for Cruit Island Strand which is still due for consideration and decision by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine shortly.“Following some misinformation, the Save our Strands Group wish to reiterate that the application for granting a license for an Oyster Farm at Cruit Island is still under consideration and ask that everybody with an interest in this application makes their submission to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine before the deadline of Monday 17th of October. We ask for your continued support in this regard.”Save our Strands update on proposed Oyster Farms was last modified: October 14th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more

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Traffic lights a ‘short-sighted’ solution to traffic issue at new Letterkenny road

first_imgA Letterkenny-based Councillor says that the new Joe Bonnar Road could add to the town’s already-congested traffic issues.Councillor Dessie Shiels says the new road, which will join the Port Road with the Neil T Blaney Road, that a roundabout should be constructed.“The Council should consider the proper layout and road markings of this section of the Neil T Blaney Road leading to the Polestar Roundabout in order that traffic tailbacks can be better health with and traffic movements improved,” Councillor Shiels said. The Council has confirmed that traffic lights will be installed at the junction of the Neil T Blaney Road/Joe Bonnar Road to regulate traffic movements.“The Polestar Roundabout is above capacity at present and any solution to this will be outside the remit of the Joe Bonnar Project,” the Council said.“The Council is currently reviewing options with respect to improving the junction layout at Polestar Roundabout and solutions shall be disced once same are sufficiently developed.”Councillor Shiels said that a roundabout was the only solution to the issue at the Neil T Blaney Road/Joe Bonnar Road junction and that traffic lights were a ‘short-sighted’ solution. Traffic lights a ‘short-sighted’ solution to traffic issue at new Letterkenny road was last modified: April 17th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Councillor Dessie ShielsJoe Bonnar RoadletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal DistrictNeil T Blaney RoadPolestarPOrt Roadtrafficlast_img read more

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ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 29 May 2010

first_imgCo-located with CloudCamp LondonCo-located with Green IT conferenceFree-to-attend exhibition with seminar and scenario theatreFree-to-attend evening awards presentationHear from leading case studies on how they have integrated cloud computing and SaaS into their working practicesLearn from the key players offering cloud and SaaS servicesEvening networking party for all attendees5 – 7 July 2010: Marseilles, FranceLift France ’10Lift France gathers pioneers from all over the world to explore how the technologies and concepts of the Web are changing the real world. Through a combination of workshops, inspiring talks, and innovative demos, Lift offers a chance to anticipate the major shifts ahead, and meet the people who drive them. People Hacks”, Distributing Control and Knowledge Together we will explore 4 major topics:“Web Squared”, Making Sense of the World through Shared Data “Privacy Revisited”, Protect and ProjectSpeakers include Sam Pitroda, advisor to India’s PM on innovation; Alma Whitten, Google’s privacy lead; Haakon Karlsen, Fab Labs Foundation; Michael Cross, FreeOurData.org; Amit Zoran, MIT Smart Cities Lab; Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French minister for the Digital Economy; Geoff Mulgan, the Young Foundation.7 July 2010: Melbourne, AustraliaDigital Sport SummitDigital Sport Summit is Australia’s premier sport and digital media event. Hear from social media pioneers who are changing the face of Australian sport. Learn how social media and mobile technology is taking fan engagement to a whole new level.Speakers on the day will cover a variety of topics including:iPhone application development for sportConvincing management of the case for social mediaHow to monetize social mediaFantasy sportsSocial media from an athlete’s perspectiveWith speakers representing Essendon Football Club, Cricket Victoria, Herald Sun, Football Federation Australia and more. Digital Sport Summit will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.22 – 23 September 2010: SingaporeSocial Media World Forum AsiaSocial Media World Forum Asia is back for 2010. The event will be taking place at the larger venue – The Suntec Conference Centre – before the F1 Singapore night race. Two days of interactive and engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking. Speakers include: “Fab Labs”, Reinventing Manufacturing Our first East Coast event – the ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit – just around the corning. It’s happening on June 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, and will be our second Summit on the Real-Time Web. If you’re a long-time reader, you know that’s a topic that we’ve written extensively about. We hope you can join us.How do you like your events guide? You can import individual events into Google Calendar using the link beside each entry, or download the entire thing as an iCal (and Google Calendar-importable) file, or even view it as a world map. Know of something cool taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.4 – 6 June 2010: Chicago, ILBlogs with Balls 3 The bright future of sports media gathers for Blogs with Balls 3 in Chicago at the legendary Wrigley Field. This third installment of the conference focuses on sports and local media, the ever-changing face of traditional media, as well as all the ways that mobile and emerging technologies are changing the world of the sports fan (and the companies trying to reach him or her) today. Feature speakers from established players like ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo! Sports & The Sporting News and emerging blogging/podcasting personalities and sports new media entrepreneurs, not to mention former professional athletes who are bolstering their brand through digital.Register before May 15 and save more than $50 off the full ticket price at blogswithballs3.eventbrite.com. Use discount code RWWxBWB11 June 2010: New York City Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Blake Chandlee, VP & Commercial Director, EMEA, FacebookNicki Kenyon, Vice President, Digital Marketing APMEA, MasterCardReynold D’Silva, Global Brand Marketing Manager, UnileverPooja Arora, Brand Manager, P&GThomas Crampton, Asia-Pacific Director, 360 Digital Influence, Ogilvy Public Relations WorldwideLito S. German, Marketing Director, BMW Group AsiaRanjeet-Shandu Singh, Digital Project Manager, Ogilvy One SingaporeDerek Yeo, Head of Marketing, Tiger Airways Tags:#Events Guide#web 5 October 2010: New York CityFinovateFallFinovateFall will return to Manhattan on Tuesday, October 5 to showcase dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking technology from established leaders and hot young companies. The Fall event is the original and largest Finovate and features a single day packed with our special blend of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) and intimate networking time with top executives from the innovative demoing companies.FinovateFall is a unique chance to see the future of finance and banking before your competition and find the edge you need in today’s market. Early bird registration rates are available.29 – 30 March 2011: LondonSocial Media World Forum EuropeSocial Media World Forum Europe: Two days of interactive & engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking.Social Media World Forum Europe is continuing to evolve and deliver an event which is second to none, ensuring our audience receive the maximum potential from attending our shows. New for 2011 we have introduced interactive panel discussions, live streamed debate sessions, collaborative learning, break-out group discussions, open Q&A portions in every session, open workshops, with group discussions and interactive zones within the exhibition hall. We have introduced the Online Marketing Toolbox Workshops, educating in all elements of the online marketing mix, such as SEO, Paid Search, Affiliate, Mobile & Apps. The perfect toolbox to complete your online marketing strategy.Download this entire events calendar in iCal format.center_img Practical and relevant insights from peers who have already used social media successfully20-plus corporate speakers (including PepsiCo, Whole Foods, Dell, McDonald’s, General Motors, Citi, Johnson & Johnson),Best practice, benchmarks and practical next steps you can use to take advantage of social media in your businessA tightly-focused agenda with 14 in-depth, practical workshops giving you knowledge on only the most critical business issues surrounding corporate use of social mediaSave $400 if you quote RWW400 when booking. Book here.21 – 25 June 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaSemTech 2010SemTech 2010 is the world’s largest, most authoritative conference on semantic technology. The programs covers semantics in enterprise computing, consumer applications, search, Linked Data and social networking. SemTech is the place where the entire community gathers to do business – entrepreneurs and investors, researchers and product developers, marketers and customers.This year we have in-depth focus on industry applications in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Open Government, Publishing, Finance and Advertising. Case studies will be provided by early adopters including Best Buy, Biogen, Blue Cross, Boeing, Cleveland Clinic, DoD, Group M, Merck, Nokia, Pearson, Pfizer, Salesforce.com, US Air Force, University of Texas and the World Bank. The conference hashtag is #SemTech.22 – 24 June 2010: Santa Clara, CaliforniaVelocity Now in its third year, Velocity – the Web Performance and Operations Conference from O’Reilly Media – is dedicated to helping people build a better Internet that is Fast by Default. Join hundreds of web developers and experts under one roof from June 22-24, 2010 in Santa Clara, CA Velocity packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and connections into three concentrated days. You’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned immediately for high impact results and you’ll come away prepared for what’s ahead. O’Reilly Velocity 2010 is the premier conference dedicated to building industrial strength sites, at internet speed. Velocity”>Register Now and save 25% with discount code “vel10rww”. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market You’re invited to join ReadWriteWeb for our third event and our first on the East Coast: the ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit, on June 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This is our second Summit on the Real-Time Web, following on from our successful debut event in Mountain View last October. It will follow the same unconference format, which we have gotten a lot of great feedback on.The Real-Time Web is a set of technologies that impacts almost every service, activity and application on the Web. We were one of the first news outlets to analyze the Real-Time Web and we’ve since written extensively about it. Come to the summit to understand how it impacts you, your business and your next development.The ReadWriteWeb team is excited about our first New York event and we look forward to seeing you there!12 – 13 June 2010: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts2010 H+ Summit The focus of 2010’s H+ Summit is on the “Rise of the Citizen Scientist” and will feature 60 renowned speakers who are leaders and champions of global movements involving transformative science and technology. These thought-leaders will provide an early look at the trends and technologies that attendees will be writing, speaking and communicating about for the next twenty years.Three of the Summit‘s featured speakers include Ray Kurzweil, noted futurist, Stephen Wolfram, creator of Wolfram|Alpha, and Andrew Hessel, an outspoken advocate and champion of DNA technology. The visionary thinking of Kurzweil, Wolfram and Hessel is representative of the level of trend-setting talks that will be featured in the 2010 H+ Summit.15 – 16 June 2010: New York CityCorporate Social Media Summit The Corporate Social Media Summit is a two day conference focused exclusively on how big businesses can take advantage of social media to enhance their marketing/comms strategy. Featuring: Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 29 – 30 June 2010: LondonCloud Computing World Forum The 2nd annual Cloud Computing World Forum is the perfect event to learn and discuss the development, integration, adoption and future of cloud computing and SaaS. Building on the success of the 2009 show, this two day conference and free-to-attend exhibition will provide a focused platform for the global cloud and SaaS industry. Show highlights include: ReadWrite Sponsorslast_img read more

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Grey steps up anew with career-high for GlobalPort

first_img“I’m just thankful to the coaches and the management for the confidence they’re giving me. I struggled in the beginning, but their trust never waned,” Grey said.Grey continued to repay that faith on Sunday as he fired a career-high 24 points, on top of five rebounds and two assists in the team’s 107-88 decimation of the Bolts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith his good games coming at the expense of Meralco, the team that drafted him seventh in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, a few couldn’t help but wonder if the former St. Benilde standout is spurred by revenge against his old crew.Grey, however, said that it’s not the case, noting his stellar showing versus the Bolts is just pure coincidence. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img PBA IMAGESNo Terrence Romeo, no problem for GlobalPort.With the super scorer still injure, the Batang Pier found an able replacement in Jonathan Grey as the sophomore has been having a tear so far in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “Nothing personal. It just so happens that when we face them, I have a good game,” he said.With Romeo yet to suit up for GlobalPort in the foreseeable future due to his knee contusion injury, Grey said that he’s just willing to stay the course and give it his all whenever his number gets called.“Every time I play, I always give my 100-percent to win for the team. That’s all. Sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes you’re not. But I always try to give everything for the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

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Firmino fires Liverpool to last-gasp victory

first_imgRoberto Firmino came off the bench to fire in a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool downed Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in a Champions League classic at Anfield.Kylian Mbappe appeared to have salvaged a draw for PSG after levelling the scores in the 83rd minute, but the World Cup winner then gave away possession 25 yards out from his own goal.And Firmino, who started on the bench due to an eye injury suffered against Tottenham on Saturday, rifled across Alphonse Areola to ensure last season’s beaten finalists got off to a victorious start in Group C on Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! PSG had fought back from 2-0 down, Liverpool leading thanks to a Daniel Sturridge header and James Milner’s penalty, but Jurgen Klopp’s men deserved to come out on top.Virgil van Dijk and Milner forced early saves from Alphonse Areola, with the visitors having to defend a barrage of corners, and Liverpool took the lead on the half-hour mark.Trent Alexander-Arnold’s delivery from the right was slightly too deep but Andrew Robertson arrived to deliver a brilliant first-time cross that Sturridge firmly headed past Areola.The Liverpool lead was soon doubled, Milner beating Areola from 12 yards after Juan Bernat clumsily tripped Georginio Wijnaldum in the penalty area, but Thomas Meunier gave PSG an immediate lifeline with a low volley.Liverpool thought they had restored their two-goal cushion after the break when Mohamed Salah tapped in from close range, but it was rightly ruled out for Sturridge’s challenge on Areola.Mbappe, who had barely had a sniff of goal, seized on a loose ball after Neymar’s driving run to slam home past Alisson and seemingly earn PSG a point with only seven minutes to go.However, the France international crucially had an impact at the opposite end of the field in added time, giving up possession to allow Van Dijk to feed Firmino, who arrowed in a shot to settle a pulsating contest.pic.twitter.com/v37bOb5n1R — Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2018 What does it mean: Liverpool in ominous form With six wins out of six this season, Liverpool are sending a message to the Premier League – and now the rest of Europe. Having reached the final last season, where they were undone by Salah’s injury and Loris Karius’ errors, they look in good shape for another extended run in 2018-19, although they left it extremely late after showing familiar defensive frailties.Pat on the back: Firmino makes the difference Only fit for the bench due to the painful eye injury sustained at Wembley, Firmino had not even trained the day before the match. But he showed there was nothing wrong with his radar to make sure the Reds collected the three points their performance undoubtedly deserved. Sturridge may have scored in deputising for the Brazilian, but Firmino demonstrated his huge importance to this Liverpool side.Boot up the backside: Salah lacks influence Salah was perhaps slightly unfortunate to have his goal ruled out, but the Egypt forward lacked his usual snap and sparkle and seemed a touch off the pace. And he was fortunate Firmino bailed him out after he had cheaply coughed up possession prior to Mbappe’s leveller.Key Opta stats: 3 – Kylian Mbappe has scored in his third Champions League season – he is only one of nine players to have scored in 3+ seasons aged under 21. Prodigy. #LIVPSG pic.twitter.com/QIP5FzQOz0— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 18, 2018- Liverpool have won their opening six competitive matches of a season for the first time since 1961-62.- PSG are winless in their last five Champions League matches against English sides (D3 L2) and have only kept one clean sheet in their previous 13 such games, a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge during the 2004/05 group stages.- Since he joined Liverpool in the summer of 2015, only Sergio Aguero (17) and Harry Kane (15) have scored more penalties in all competitions for a Premier League club than Milner (13).- Sturridge has been directly involved in a goal in each of his last four Champions League appearances for Liverpool (2 goals, 2 assists).- Since the start of last season, Liverpool have scored 44 Champions League goals; 11 more than any other team in the competition in this period.What’s next?Liverpool and PSG put their perfect domestic records on the line against Southampton and Rennes respectively at the weekend. When the Champions League returns, PSG host Red Star Belgrade with Liverpool travelling to Napoli. read morelast_img read more

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Manchester United FC’s Paul Pogba ruled out of derby clash vs Manchester City FC

first_imgMidfielder Paul Pogba is unfit to start in the Manchester derby on April 28, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said in a press conference on Wednesday.Manchester United are gearing up to play against Manchester City in the 33rd Premier League match for both the teams. Mourinho’s United are currently at the 5th spot with 63 points while Pep Guardiola’s City are just above them with 64 points.Mourinho also confirmed that Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera are fit to return.Speaking more on the much-anticipated match, the coach said it would mean a lot if they manage to break into the top-four with this match.Manchester United are already missing Juan Mata and their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has been ruled out for the season after he sustained an injury in United’s Europa League quarter-final victory against Anderlecht.On Ibrahimovic’s status, Mourinho said, “The future is big surgery and a long period of recovering. But the future is also in the hands of a guy who is mentally very strong, who wrote immediately on social media that he will stop when he wants, not when people think.””It looks to me that he’s not going to give up and he’s going to fight – I’m really pleased with that because this is the Zlatan I know. I told him, ‘You have fought all your life since you were born.’ I don’t see a reason not to fight now,” he added.Manchester United will be facing Celta Vigo in the first leg of Europa League semi-final on May 5 while after their Premier League match with Manchester City, they will host Swansea City on April 30.advertisementlast_img read more

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