MOST READ Real Madrid was on the verge of a second consecutive league draw when Isco drilled a right-footed shot from just outside the area between goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar and his post to score a 3-2 victory over Sporting Gijon.Isco’s outstanding performance saved coach Zinedine Zidane from paying a heavy price for resting almost all his first-choice players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, for Madrid’s big week ahead.“Isco deserved this,” said Marcelo, who went on as a second-half substitute for Madrid. “It was a relief to score at the end and take the three points. There is little time to rest and those who played today were phenomenal. They don’t have many minutes, but that’s what makes a team great. We need everyone and everyone responds.”Isco’s first goal was a superb solo effort in the 17th to cancel out Duje Cop’s opener. The Spain midfielder avoided three defenders before lashing a left-footed strike just inside the top corner of the goal frame.Zidane said it was Isco’s best match with Madrid, adding “you have to have character to do what he did.”Sporting went back ahead through a header by Mikel Vesga, who had already set up Cop’s opener.But Alvaro Morata headed Madrid level again in the 59th, and the pacesetters kept pushing until Isco netted the winner.After the match, Isco tried to quash rumors he’s unhappy at the club.“I want to stay at Real Madrid for many years,” Isco said. “I don’t know why people are surprised when I say I want to play more.”Atletico Madrid rested Antoine Griezmann ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League match at Leicester, when it will defend a 1-0 first-leg victory. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Madrid needed two goals from Francisco “Isco” Alarcon, including his 90th-minute winner, to stay three points ahead of Barcelona at the top of the table after prevailing 3-2 at Sporting Gijon. Madrid also has a match in hand.Before the fierce rivals meet next round, both will play the return legs of their Champions League quarterfinals. Madrid welcomes Bayern on Tuesday after winning the first leg 2-1, while Barcelona must overturn a 3-0 first-leg defeat to Juventus on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Today was very important, considering where we were coming from. We were able to pull out a win against a very difficult rival,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. “I’m more than satisfied with my players’ ability to deal with their frustration after what happened in the Champions League.”Sociedad started strongly but it was Messi who struck first in the 17th with a sharply taken blast from outside the area that streaked into the lower corner of the net. Messi then scrambled in a rebound of Luis Suarez’s shot in the 37th, taking his league-leading tally to 29 goals.Sociedad, however, got a goal back when Inigo Martinez’s shot took deflections off Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and defender Samuel Umtiti before going in.Messi passed for Paco Alcacer, starting for the suspended Neymar, to make it 3-1, only for Xabi Prieto to steer home Willian Jose’s pass in first-half injury time.Sociedad was the more aggressive side in the second half, which doesn’t look good for Barcelona’s chances of another stunning comeback in the Champions League against Juventus. In the Round of 16, Barcelona routed Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 to overhaul a 4-0 loss.“It’s obvious that we are in a phase in which rivals can hurt us easily,” Luis Enrique said. “We have to improve that. My players need to keep up their confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, second right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. APBARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored twice on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) to help Barcelona rebound from back-to-back losses and go into the next round at Real Madrid within striking distance of the Spanish league leader.Messi added an assist as Barcelona saw off a dangerous Real Sociedad side 3-2 at Camp Nou, with the defending champions struggling to end a run of defeats at Malaga in the league and Juventus in the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Yannick Carrasco struck twice and Filipe Luis added another goal as third-placed Atletico eased past bottom-side Osasuna, 3-0.Osasuna’s Salvatore Sirigu saved two late penalties by Carrasco and Thomas Partey.Deportivo moved away from the drop zone with its first win in five rounds with a 2-0 victory over Malaga. 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Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has urged business institutions in the United States partnering with Liberia to give first preference to agriculture and agri-businesses to enhance sustainable progress.Speaking to a cross section of Liberians and American entrepreneurs on September 16 in New York at the US-Liberia Trade and Investment Forum, VP Boakai said, “We come to seek strategic partnership especially in areas of agri-business and agriculture value chains.”He said intervention in agriculture and agri-business will engender diversification of Liberia’s economy from overreliance on and extractive sector that has made the country susceptible to “exogenous shocks” such as fluctuation in global commodity prices.He stressed that Liberia is interested in natural resource development, mainly in areas of mining, oil and gas, as well as manufacturing and processing.He added that Liberia is also seeking collaboration in other non-trade sectors, such as infrastructure development in energy, road construction, seaport development, health, education and Information Communication Technology (ICT), noting that strategic public-private partnerships in such areas will have the greatest impact in raising the living standard of the people.“Liberia’s resilience in building democratic institutions and ensuring peace and stability over the last decade is the greatest guarantee for the security of foreign direct investment and capital flow,” the VP said.“This assumption has been backed by critical reforms of Liberia’s public institutions, including reform in the security apparatus and judiciary; the passage of critical legislations such as the Freedom of Information Act, Anti-Corruption Act; and Land Reform.”The Vice President encouraged American and Liberian private sectors to become catalysts for stimulating and spreading entrepreneurial spirit of Liberia and join in helping to open opportunities for job skills development and youth employment. “I need not remind anyone that Liberia is always a welcome place for Americans. Our people will be waiting with outstretched arms to warmly welcome and embrace you,” VP Boakai assured.For her part, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Bisa Williams, delivering a special statement, urged American investors to be a part of Liberia’s prosperous future by investing in the country. She said now is the time to be thinking about Liberia, grow American businesses in Liberia and by extension grow Liberia and its people; indicating that the American Government and people believe in Liberia, its leaders and people and the prosperity of the country. Other speakers at the forum were UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Ebola David Nabarro; Riva Levinson of the Ebola Private Sector mobilization Group; NIC’s Executive Director Gyude Wisner; Henry Saamoi of the International Bank Liberia Limited; and Anna Rogers of GROW Liberia, among others. Several panel discussions and roundtable meetings focused on Liberia’s economic outlook; agriculture and agribusiness; investment in infrastructure; investing in extractives, amongst others, were held. The forum, organized by the Liberia’s National Investment Commission in collaboration with the America-based Developing Markets Associates (DMA), was sponsored by several groups including ExxonMobil, APM Terminals, Firestone-Liberia, Dawnus, KOSMOS, SunERGY, SoENERGY, International Bank Liberia Limited, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000HULL, April 29- Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is refusing to write off their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League after their 1-0 defeat at Hull City.However, it is significant that he is already planning how to strengthen his team ahead of next season. Rodgers is realistic enough to know that their Champions League ambitions are surely over as they lie seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with an inferior goal difference and only four games to play.A place in the Europa League is also far from assured, underlining why Rodgers is under pressure after a season when they have not been able to cope with the sale of Luis Suarez and injuries to Daniel Sturridge, the two men whose goals were so important to Liverpool last season.“You can’t hide the fact we’ve lost over 50 goals,” said Rodgers.“Even with those players we weren’t tipped to get in the top four and we haven’t got those players now. We have to work with what we’ve got.“Now we have to look to improve the squad and it’s always great if you can get marquee players to come in and help you. The owners will support that.“We want to be in the top four, but that was always going to be difficult because we were playing catch up for a lot of the season.“We lost a couple of big games which dented our confidence a bit. I need to build a team that can get through the rough waters as well. We need a team that can get through the smooth and the rough.“That will be my challenge – to rebuild a group that can get through the rough waters.”Whether they will be able to lure them to Anfield without the attraction of the Champions League is debatable, but the fact that Liverpool require at least two of those ‘marquee men’ was obvious in their latest setback at the KC Stadium where Michael Dawson scored the 37th minute winner for Hull.Dawson’s goal was his first in 16 months and Hull manager Steve Bruce insisted that it earned them a success that their performance warranted.“We deserved it because of the way we played,” said Bruce, who has had a tough season a year after guiding them to the FA Cup final.“We caused a threat all night and defended well, which you have to do against Liverpool,” he said.“We have 34 points but I don’t think 34 is enough, so we still need a couple of results, but we are certainly in a better position that four days ago. The job isn’t done and got to stay resilient for the next four games.”Dawson said: “We really needed this win because back-to-back wins are so hard to get in this league and we’ve done it against a top team.“If you give Liverpool too much respect, they will hurt you because they have good players, but the commitment from back to front was great,” added the former Spurs captain.Steve Harper, the Hull goalkeeper who was 40 last month, was also a key influence on the outcome as he made several excellent saves.“He was coolness personified. You could tell he wanted to keep a clean sheet,” Bruce said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The auto parts supplier announced over the weekend that it had reached an agreement with the IUE-CWA and General Motors to offer buyouts to hourly workers. The deal was similar to the one reached earlier with the United Auto Workers, the largest union representing Delphi employees. The judge said the matter would be considered in a June 29 meeting. Under the plan, about 8,000 hourly workers represented by the IUE-CWA are eligible to participate. Some might be offered a lump-sum payment of $35,000 to retire, Delphi said, while eligible employees could decide to accept buyout packages ranging from $40,000 to $140,000. The plan also permits the transition of up to 3,200 Delphi workers represented by the IUE-CWA to GM for retirement purposes, Delphi said. Also on Monday, the court set at $5 million the maximum value of creditors’ claims Delphi can settle without court approval. Delphi’s motion had asked the judge to set that at $20 million. NEW YORK – A bankruptcy judge on Monday approved a motion by Delphi Corp. to extend the auto supplier’s deadline to exclusively file its reorganization plan before creditors can weigh in with alternate proposals. The new deadline for the company is Feb. 1, 2007, and the deadline for responses to the plan is April 2. Judge Robert Drain approved the extension, which is the company’s second and moves the filing deadline from Aug. 5. The company reserved the right to file for other extensions if needed. An attorney for Delphi, John W. Butler, also said the company planned to file a motion to seek the court’s approval of a new concessions deal with Delphi’s second-largest union, the International Union of Electronic Workers-Communications Workers of America.
WHITTIER – Patricia (Patsy) Bird, who moved to Whittier 77 years ago at the age of 5, died Saturday in a local hospice, according to her daughter, Nancy. Patsy Bird was born in 1924 in Huntington Beach. In her early years, Bird moved frequently because her father, who was employed by Halliburton Oil Co., was transferred from place to place. She graduated from Whittier High School in 1942 and married Robert Bird in 1944. After World War II, they moved into a house on the corner of Penn Street and Washington Avenue. 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsPatsy Bird worked at her parents’ West Penn Market and her husband worked at a family service station on the corner of Mar Vista and Greenleaf avenues. After raising their three children, Patsy worked for the former Uptown Bank of America. She is survived by daughters Nancy Bird of Whittier and Karen Bird of South Royalton, Vt., and son David Bird of North Falmouth, Mass. A private funeral will be held. Memorial contributions can be made in Patricia Bird’s name to the Year Around Garden Club, addressed to Treasurer Beverly Risse, 15921 Rio Florida Drive, Whittier, CA 90603.
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has apologised for a “totally unacceptable” tweet sent from his account while he was at a service at Old Trafford on the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.The 25-year-old was present as United players past and present marked the occasion, while manager Jose Mourinho and captain Michael Carrick laid wreaths after a minute’s silence at 3.04pm, the time of the 1958 crash.At 3.07pm, a post was sent from Lingard’s Twitter account replying to a message about a game of FIFA. The message has since been deleted.Lingard apologised on Tuesday evening, insisting the message was sent by a member of his media team.He said: “I was unaware as I was attending the service at the time, and don’t condone the post or the timing in anyway.“The post has now been deleted, and I’d like to apologise for any upset caused, this is totally unacceptable and does not reflect my personality or views on this emotional day.” Jesse Lingard was in attendance at Old Trafford for a remembrance service on the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster 1
As you know, the Pilgrims disembarked from the Mayflower in December 1620. They built their homes, farmed the land, and by the end of the first year, 1621, they had built many houses, had a wonderful harvest, and had the first Thanksgiving. (Although it was not called Thanksgiving at that time). One of the colonists, Edward Winslow, wrote: “Our harvest being gotten, our governour sent foure men on fowling, that so we might after a speciall manner rejoyce together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labours; they foure in one day killed as much fowle, as with a little helpe beside, served the Company almost a weeke, at which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Armes, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoyt, with some ninetie men, whom for three dayes we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five Deere, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governour, and upon the Captaine and others.” Happy Thanksgiving … – Charles Dusheck Reseda You’re lucky Re “Mayor vetoes hazing payoff” (Nov. 21): I was so happy to see the mayor of Los Angeles veto the settlement of $2.7 million for two bites of dog food. It seems to me Tennie Pierce is going to eat a little crow. How’s that taste? Pierce should be ashamed of himself for making this lawsuit against the city in the first place. You’re lucky to have the job as a highly respected firefighter with great pay and retirement benefits. – Randy E. Aldridge Palmdale Silly settlement Re “Mayor vetoes hazing payoff” (Nov. 21): I am amazed and even proud of Mayor Tony for vetoing that silly settlement to the “traumatized” fireman. I am even more amazed at the attitudes expressed by our City Council. Since when did we the people become too stupid to figure out when someone was running a con job? They had to protect us from ourselves? Racial discrimination is one thing and a horrible thing at that. But a man who participated in hazing and pranking throughout his career suddenly decides he is a victim? I think even the lowly public sector can figure that one, boys. Don’t count us out and, even more important, don’t hand over our money without a fight. – Kim Greene Studio City Odds are … Re “Pepper spraying of suspect seen in a new video” (Nov. 15): If you got past the hit piece on Page 1, and “fast-forwarded” to Page 14, you would have read the dispassionate statistics on why out-of-policy arrests are negligible under Chief Bratton’s helmsmanship. Granted, my chances of being involved in an out-of-policy apprehension are greater (159,985 to 1) than any single pull on a four-reel slot machine, with 20 stops per reel (159,991 to 1); but that’s a bet that I can live with. – Doug Aitken La Crescenta Taxpayers’ subsidy Re “Green light for Grand” (Nov. 21): The political and special interests chatter and promotion of the Grand Avenue project is an attempt to deceive the public and justify millions of dollars of taxpayers’ subsidy for a private boondoggle project. These self-serving interests and their political allies boast the “great benefits” from the creation of thousands of jobs and the millions of tax revenue dollars. The same project will generate the equivalent number of jobs and tax revenues if it is completed without any taxpayer subsidy. The politicians and special interests intentionally conceal these facts from the public in a clear attempt to dupe us again. – Mort Arditti Los Angeles160Want 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Chatsworth What about us? Re “County’s pay giveaway” (Nov.18): Does the county’s Board of Supervisors have no regard for the burden to taxpayers to pay the increased $341 million for lucrative salary/benefits to workers? – Martha Akin
Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship City were a shambles at the back at Carrow Road as they badly missed top centre-back Laporte, who is facing more than FOUR MONTHS out with a serious knee injury.And Holloway believes the Frenchman’s absence has swung the title race so far in Liverpool’s favour that he can’t see any other outcome than the Reds lifting their first league trophy in 30 years. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti ON FIRE – Liverpool have won their opening five matches of the 2019/20 Premier League season Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Premier League manager said: “Liverpool are phenomenal.“Can you see them slipping up? I just can’t see it.“Their back line with Van Dijk, he’s like a Rolls Royce. Even Joel Matip looks magnificent next to him.“Whoever you put next to Van Dijk is sensational and I think that could be the bearing on this year. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP AFP or licensors statement Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more on target rookie error What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Watch a clip of Ian Holloway on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above targets Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte has been ruled out until the new year through injury Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Ian Holloway has told talkSPORT he ‘can’t see Liverpool slipping up’ this season and believes the Reds will finally end their wait for the Premier League title.Why? Because of two men – Liverpool’s ‘Rolls Royce’ centre-back Virgil van Dijk and Manchester City’s injured Aymeric Laporte.Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten side went five points clear at the top of the table after five games following this weekend’s action, which saw Liverpool beat Newcastle and title rivals City suffer a shock defeat at Norwich. 2 AFP or licensors deals stalemate 2 LATEST FOOTBALL HEADLINES Napoli vs Liverpool (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTBorussia Dortmund vs Barcelona (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Olympiakos vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORTShakhtar Donetsk vs Man City (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTPSG vs Real Madrid (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWest Brom vs Huddersfield (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 “Pep Guardiola said Laporte was outstanding last season, and maybe we’re now seeing the fact that Man City’s wonderful team is missing one key element at the back.“That might [decide] the whole thing.” LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ latest
JASON QUIGLEY fans have been left disappointed with the news that the Ballybofey man’s latest professional fight won’t be televised.With the bout not making the television schedule Stateside and the fact that RingTVlive.com – who have shown some of Quigley’s contests so far – won’t be covering the event, it means that a stream of the fight is also unlikely.However, Quigley’s publicist, Rachel Charles, has promised to do her best to show the fight on her Facebook page, something that will be confirmed closer to the time. Quigley faces the experienced Puerto Rican Melendez (30-7-1) on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins’ farewell bout against Joe Smith Junior at The Forum in Inglewood, Los Angeles.Quigley hasn’t fought since a decision win against James De La Rosa in May, having beaten Freddy Lopez inside the opening round in March.A planned bout in September was cancelled after Quigley sprained a wrist, but the Golden Boy Promotions prospect is itching to get back in action on Saturday. Quigley fans disappointed with TV blackout for latest bout was last modified: December 12th, 2016 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)