Germany flex muscles, Scotland’s hopes hit by defeat

first_imgBy Karolos Grohmann and Ken FerrisMario Goetze struck twice as world champions Germany beat rivals Poland 3-1 in an entertaining Euro 2016 qualifying encounter on Friday to take over top spot in Group D and avenge last year’s defeat.Thomas Mueller put the hosts in front after 12 minutes and Goetze added a second with a fine solo effort seven minutes later before a third Bayern Munich player, Poland captain Robert Lewandowski, cut the deficit with a diving header from Kamil Grosicki’s superb left-wing cross with the outside of his right foot.Goetze, struggling for first team action in the Bundesliga over the past two seasons, sealed Germany’s win eight minutes from time on the rebound.Both teams had plenty more chances in a flowing, attacking game but Germany, who had lost 2-0 in Warsaw last year, proved more efficient and took over at the top of Group D on 16 points from seven games, two ahead of Poland.Germany next play Scotland, who lost 1-0 away to Georgia earlier on Friday, in Glasgow on Monday.“We did more than enough not to get beat but not enough to win. We are still there (with a chance to qualify),” Scotland manager Gordon Strachan told Sky Sports.“Georgia put in a great defensive show and were ready to hit on the break. We didn’t have the physical presence to fight them for a goal. Our lads were brave but it wasn’t to be.”Results from Euro 2016 qualifying on Friday:Germany 3 Poland 1Gibraltar 0 Ireland 4Greece 0 Finland 1Hungary 0 Romania 0Faroe Islands 1 Northern Ireland 3Denmark 0 Albania 0Serbia 2 Armenia 0Georgia 1 Scotland 0Next Fixtures (GMT)Saturday, September 5:Luxembourg v Macedonia (1600)Ukraine v Belarus (1600)Spain v Slovakia (1845)Estonia v Lithuania (1600)San Marino v England (1600)Switzerland v Slovenia (1845)Russia v Sweden (1600)Austria v Moldova (1845)Montenegro v Liechtenstein (1845) Sunday, September 6:Latvia v Czech Republic (1600)Turkey v Netherlands (1600)Iceland v Kazakhstan (1845)Wales v Israel (1600)Bosnia v Andorra (1845)Cyprus v Belgium (1845)Malta v Azerbaijan (1600)Norway v Croatia (1600)Italy v Bulgaria (1845) Monday, September 7: Poland v Gibraltar (1845)Ireland v Georgia (1845)Scotland v Germany (1845)Finland v Faroe Islands (1845)Northern Ireland v Hungary (1845)Romania v Greece (1845)Armenia v Denmark (1600)Albania v Portugal (1845)last_img read more

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England have learned a big lesson, says Dawson

first_imgDefeat by South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final will be a lesson England’s players remember for the rest of their careers, according to England’s former scrumhalf Matt Dawson.After beating Australia and New Zealand to reach the final, England were favourites to claim the trophy for the first time since 2003, but were overwhelmed in a 32-12 defeat.“England have learned a big lesson,” Dawson, part of the side to beat Australia in the 2003 showpiece, told the BBC.“Those players are going to remember that for the rest of their lives and hopefully store it up to say they are never going to feel like that again, never going to make those mistakes under that sort of pressure again and they will come back as better players.”England’s scrum fell apart against the intensity of the Springboks and only during a period midway through the first half did they seriously threaten to score a try.Dawson said that impressive as England coach Eddie Jones’s tactics had been throughout the tournament, he was out-thought by South Africa’s Rassie Erasmus in the final.“We have been praising Jones and waxing lyrical about how perfect England’s build-up and preparation has been,” Dawson said. “But ironically they lost because they looked like they did not have the ability to adapt on the field when South Africa were not playing the way that England expected.“It is very difficult to change on the field, but it has been a fairly common trait of England sides over the past 10 years of not being able to adapt under that type of pressure.“The senior England players should have stood up and realised what they were doing what was not working.”Despite the crushing disappointment, Dawson said people should remember how far England have progressed since failing to get out of their pool at their home World Cup in 2015.“People are going to be after Jones now but you cannot get away from the fact that he has done a magnificent job with that England team,” Dawson said.“He has taken them to the brink of world domination. They have had a bad day at the office. But one bad day compared to the many weeks of success he has brought to this England side.“A lot of those players are going to be around in four years’ time. Hopefully, Jones will stick around and help in some way so England can progress even further.”last_img read more

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Diputado keeping the faith amid Bulldogs’ latest struggles

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThings haven’t really been that great for National University in the past games.Falling for the fourth straight time, the once promising Bulldogs now find themselves out of the top four with 4-6 card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter MOST READ 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town But Rev Diputado is keeping the faith that NU can barge back into the Final 4.“Siguro may chance pa rin kami,” he said. “Focus na lang kami sa next game versus Ateneo.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentFinishing with a season-best 23 points and five assists in NU’s 113-88 defeat to La Salle last Wednesday, Diputado said that the team is doing its best to break out of this funk heading into the crucial stretch of the elimiation round.But it’s not easy, with the Bulldogs not getting any breaks for their already shallow frontline.center_img That weakness was put in the spotlight against MVP frontrunner Ben Mbala and the Green Archers. They were outrebounded by La Salle (51-24) as Alfred Aroga struggled and fouled out with only two points, two rebounds, and five assists to boot.“Na-foul trouble si Alfred, tapos yung mga kapalitan nya, maliliit na,” said Diputado.Not helping coach Eric Altamirano’s already thin frontline was Matthew Aquino ineligibility with finality, and the sorry news of Josh Sinclair season-ending ACL surgery.The diminutive Diputado even had to box out the towering Mbala once, but as expected, it was to no avail.“Sobrang lakas ng katawan nya. Sinubukan ko ibox-out pero hindi ko kaya,” the third-year point guard said.But that game is done, and the main focus for the Bulldogs is to end the slide, and it starts on Sunday against the Blue Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PBA Coach of the Year award an inspiration to Austria Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young “Move on na lang kami and focus sa next game. Stay positive and stay together,” said Diputado.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 FUNDlast_img read more

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Foton brushes off newcomer Cherrylume

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ View comments New addition CJ Rosario made six points to serve as pillar for the Tornadoes while main players Santiago and Maica Ortiz were rested the whole of the first set.But Santiago and Ortiz, coming from stint with the national team to the Asian Club Championships in Kazakhstan, were briefly sent in the second set when Foton’s skeletal force were dragged to a 15-15 deadlock.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“Our game [is] not yet 100 percent, we need more from the players,” said Foton coach Moro Branislav.Santiago scored three straight points as Foton quickly regained the driver’s seat. Ababa upbeat as Calatagan golf tourney rolls off LATEST STORIES Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Swing Out Sister back to PH this April MOST READ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig incenter_img Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Foton hardly felt the need for Jaja Santiago in disposing of newcomer Cherrylume Tuesday night.The Tornadoes used most of their new recruits to flatten the Iron Ladies, 25-21, 25-16, 25-17, at the start of the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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American Airlines will bring healthy competition

first_imgDear Editor,It is good that American Airlines (AA) will operate in Guyana from December, and break the stranglehold Caribbean Airways (CAL) has on our necks.American Airlines’ flights will be a tremendous boost for local businesses. More competition among airlines means we will get better service for our hard-earned dollars.For example, Caribbean Airlines allows passengers only one free suitcase of 50 lbs, and bills them US$30 for every additional suitcase. But AA’s baggage allowance will be two free pieces of checked luggage of 50 lbs each.AA will be using modern Airbus A319 planes for Guyana flights. These planes have wide leather seats, in-flight entertainment, WIFI access and USB ports.Make no mistake: American Airlines’ flying to Guyana will be a beautiful thing. I support it, I bless the thought. In fact, I hope AA will soon start flying the Guyana-New York route, or from here to London and Europe via Barbados or some other Caribbean territory.American Airlines’ flying here in December is a smart move, because that is when the new airport is slated to open. Our oil-and-gas industry will begin to accelerate, and obviously there will be more travellers to and from Guyana.Some uninformed people are cursing the thought of AA flying to Guyana. They do not understand the airline business, and discuss it without understanding the issue at hand.They are bawling that Caribbean Airlines served Guyana in good times and bad, and we should be grateful.I have nothing personal against Caribbean Airlines. I am a frequent flyer, and I have enjoyed the service of Caribbean Airlines’ cabin crews; but, for a long time now, the airline’s management has been treating us with contempt, and it is good that AA will shake them up big time.CAL stuck with us when other airlines left, but they also took advantage of us. Don’t forget that Caribbean Airlines jacked up air fares and made us pay through our noses when our economy was almost dead; which affected our mentality, our self-esteem and our livelihoods.I would like to compliment Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin; Minister of Tourism, Cathy Hughes; and Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, for working to get American Airlines to fly to Guyana. But why was American Airlines able to announce flights to Guyana before getting permission? It looks like AA is calling the shots. This makes Guyana look bad and weak. Guyana is an independent nation with sovereign rights over its airspace. We cannot accept any big company coming from outside to make policies for our country.It was presumptuous of American Airlines to announce flights to Guyana before getting the go-ahead from Government. Guyanese have to get their act together and take control. No one has a right to make policies for the Government and people of Guyana without our involvement.I am a maniac for Guyana’s development, regardless of which administration rules. We have to demand respect when we do business. That is the way we have to deal with American Airlines and any foreign corporation or airline. I don’t like the fact that American Airlines announced flights to Guyana before getting permission, but I still support AA flying here.It is also good that Government is welcoming AA, whether or not it knew up front that the airline had decided to fly here. May this be the dawn of a bright new day for air travel in Guyana.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Snrlast_img read more

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Media barred again from CoI

first_imgMembers of the public and the media fraternity were once again barred from the hearings into the deadly Camp Street Prison riot on Friday.While it was not clear who testified on Friday, the non-admission of the press and public has once again raised questions of transparency as the hearing into the events of March 3 when 17 inmates lost their lives after a period of rioting in a fire was meant to be public. The media was advised that public observation of the hearings will resume as normal on Monday, the proposed final date for testimonies.It has been opined that Chairman of the CoI, Retired Justice James Patterson has the prerogative to decide whether or not proceedings should be held “in-camera” or be open to the public.This view was related by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan who when questioned by the media over the closed-door setting and concerns about lack of transparency with the process, posited that it was within the authority of the Chairman to allow such a move.“The CoI is controlled by the CoI members…he has authority to do that I suppose under the terms of reference and if he thinks it is a matter for security reasons, why not?” the Minister had noted.On April 18, members of the media had been barred from hearing the testimonies of members of the Prison Service.One of the key witnesses who testified was Prison Officer Lyken who was reportedly ordered by his superiors to take video footage of the prison riots. Justice Patterson had raised concerns over the way in which the video footage of the events was released to the public. In the footage, which was shown to media operatives on April 4, prisoner Collis Collison and members of a riot force were shown to be engaged in an altercation.Attorneys representing the Guyana Bar Association had later raised concerns over lack of transparency regarding the non-disclosure of the Standard Operating Procedures which govern the Joint Services operations at the Camp Street Prison. The Guyana Bar Association later withdrew from the proceedings citing time constraints in cross-examination of witnesses.last_img read more

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Peterhansel closes gap to leader Sainz

first_imgSpaniard Sainz, himself the Dakar winner in 2010, rode a conservative stage as he started with a lead of almost an hour over 2015 champion Nasser Al-Attiyah.The Qatari Toyota driver faced mechanical problems and lost significant time, dropping to third overall at 1hr 12min 46sec.In the bike category, Frenchman Adrien Van Beveren’s hopes of victory disappeared after he crashed 3km from the end of the 373km special from Salta to Belen in Argentina.He was evacuated by helicopter after feeling “groggy”.He suffered a broken collarbone, alongside chest and back injuries.It meant Austria’s Matthias Walkner took over the category lead with an 11min 35sec lead over Chile’s Pablo Quintanilla.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Peugeot’s driver Stephane Peterhansel and his co-driver Jean Paul Cottret of France compete during Stage 10 of the Dakar 2018 between Salta and Belen, Argentina, on January 16, 2018 © AFP / FRANCK FIFEBELEN, Argentina, Jan 17 – Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel moved up to second overall by winning the 10th special at the Dakar Rally on Tuesday.The 52-year-old Frenchman — the record 13-time race winner across car and motorbike categories — cut Peugeot team-mate Carlos Sainz’s lead to 50 minutes 35 seconds.last_img read more

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Around Whittier
first_imgThe fall semester begins Aug. 13. For more information about the new online theory course, visit www.cerritos.edu/courtreporting and click “online classes,” or call (562)860-2451 Ext. 2746, or e-mail mengland@cerritos.edu. `Stuart Little’ to be performed LA HABRA – The La Habra Depot Theatre’s youth summer program begins Friday with “Stuart Little.” The play about a mouse who lives with a family is at 8p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and 2:30 p.m. Sundays . Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and children. A family of four discount is available for $52. The performers are youths ages 8 to 18 and the play is suitable for the entire family. The theatre is located at 311 S. Euclid St. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (562) 905-9625 or log onto www.lhdepottheatre.org. Senior Center to hold health events through June 30 NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Dr., will celebrate Green Tea Week June 25 through 29 with a variety of programs exploring health and wellness. Participants will learn a variety of ways to improve their quality of life. Activities are open to those 50 years old and older and are free. For more information, call (562) 929-5580. Genealogy group to meet June 16 WHITTIER – The Whittier Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 1p.m. at the Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave. Guest Speaker Nancy Carlberg will discuss “Understanding Cemetery and Mortuary Records,” which is a vital area for a genealogist to learn to research fully and completely. She will present insight and how-to secrets on death records. Visitors are welcome to the group’s monthly meetings. For more information, call (562) 941-8184 or (562) 695-5431. You can also log onto www.cagenweb.com/kr/wags. Veterans Council selects leaders June 16 PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Veterans Council elected Jess Elias its president last month. Elias, who was the group’s vice president and represents American Legion Post 341, replaced Raymond Morales, who held the office for three years. Don Bergen from American Legion Post 411 was elected vice president, Rachel Duran was re-elected secretary, and Angie Santana of VFW 6315 Ladies Auxiliary was re-elected treasurer. Andy Duran and Richard Briones of VFW Post 7734 and Chris Olives of the Rivera American Legion Unit 411 will serve as trustees to the organization. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Cerritos College’s court-reporting program will offer online theory classes for the first time ever this fall at the campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd. This entry-level set of classes provides an overview of the court reporting stenotype machine and is open to anyone wishing to pursue a career in court reporting or captioning. Per-unit fees at Cerritos College are $20 for state residents, $160 for out-of-state residents and $186 for international students. Students will also need to provide their own steno machine (purchased or rented) and buy their own books for the course. last_img
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Newbury Park cleaver attack kills 6-year-old

first_img“It’s totally unusual,” said Xochitil Dominguez, 35, who’s lived there for five years. “Not even gangs… you won’t see that in this area.” On Monday, bloody stains and clumps of Ruiz’s hair marred the courtyard where Sev’n once played. Neighbors brought stuffed animals, candles, rose bouquets and religious cards, silently mourning the little boy cut down only a few feet away. Neighbor David Crawford, 21, said he’d seen Sharp around and that he seemed friendly enough. Around 9 p.m. Sunday night, he saw Sharp in a back alley, smoking something alone in his van. “He was pretty cool but there were a couple of times he was way out of it,” Crawford said. “I guess he was way out of it last night.” It’s unclear whether Sharp lived at the complex with Ruiz. A MySpace.com profile that apparently belongs to him lists Sharp as a straight man in a relationship, 5-foot-8-inches tall, with a slim build who enjoys smoking and drinking. The profile pictures him with dreadlocks, smoking in front of palm trees. It calls him a proud parent with some college education who works as a taxi driver. He worked for Yellow Cab of Thousand Oaks for more than a year before leaving on good terms in late May. “He was just like anyone, he had his issues every now and then, but he seemed like a regular guy,” said Leonard Locher, the company’s operations manager. “We’re all surprised by this. There was nothing here that would lead to something like this.” Ruiz worked not far away in the marketing department of biotech company Amgen. Spokeswoman Mary Klem said the entire company was in mourning over the attack. “It’s just senseless and tragic,” Klem said. “Everyone at Amgen is just in shock and dismayed. Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with Sandra and her family.” Ruiz doted on Sev’n, who friends and neighbors said had a fondness for video games and martial arts. Michael Brandon, a photographer-editor for KCAL-9, knew her for the past couple years and described Sev’n as “her most precious possession.” He said she’d had bad luck with men and lived in fear. “She didn’t deserve to have this tragedy happen to her,” said an angry, distraught Brandon, who rushed to the hospital when he realized the injured woman was his friend. “She won’t want to live after this, I can tell you that right now. … This alone will kill her, knowing her son is dead. … He was all she had.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 53-year-old woman who lives nearby rushed out and fought with the man, sustaining a cut to the face before knocking the butcher’s tool from his hands. Another man pounced on him and knocked him to the ground. The pair struggled with him for several minutes until Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived and shot the alleged killer with Tasers. On Monday, the boy was dead, Ruiz was critically injured in the hospital and deputies identified 27-year-old Calvin Leonard Sharp as the alleged killer. He was charged on suspicion of one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and remained in jail with $1 million bail. “This is just really bad,” said Sgt. Patti Salas of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. “You use simple words because you just can’t describe it. There are just no words for how bad it is.” Ruiz is in critical condition at Los Robles Medical Center, recovering from surgery all through the early morning Monday. The Good Samaritan who rushed to her aid was treated for the cut to her face and released. The killing took place in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Thousand Oaks, which is routinely one of the nation’s safest cities. Salas described the apartment complex as “just a quiet, nice place with nice people living there.” NEWBURY PARK – As the cleaver-wielding killer chased Sandra Ruiz into her quiet apartment complex, she screamed for her 6-year-old son to run. Sev’n Molina never made it. Apparently enraged over the boy playing video games, the man bellowed “Die! Die!” as he hacked at the child’s head. When Ruiz stepped between them to save her dying son, the man turned the blade on her, forcing her to the ground and falling on top of her prone body. Ruiz struggled to reach for Sev’n as her attacker chopped down, nearly severing her arm and hand, witnesses said. last_img read more

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Deceiving the public

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles FOR those who still believe that Los Angeles’ leaders have any real desire to help the city’s homeless, the lost report from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority should change that. LAHSA finished a comprehensive, long-term plan for fighting homelessness in Los Angeles County two years ago. But the report was not released to the public, nor were all of the recommendations included in the report that was released with much manufactured fanfare in April. If anything exposes the “Bring LA Home” program as the self-serving fraud it is, it’s this sad tale of politics scuttling an earnest attempt at humane public policy. The real goal is, and always has been, clearing the destitute out of Skid Row so they won’t lower property values for downtown developers. The report, along with the city’s upcoming housing bond, now looks ever more like official cover for the largest homeless-dumping operation ever attempted. 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

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