Ronaldo gets to landmark as Madrid win 2-1

first_imgMUNICH, Germany (AP): Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final yesterday, ending the German side’s tournament record of 16 straight wins at home. Ronaldo’s second-half goals saw him become the first player to score 100 goals in European club competition. The Portuguese star ensured Madrid came from behind – after Arturo Vidal’s 25th-minute header for Bayern – to put the defending champions on course to reach the semi-finals for a seventh successive year. “We are still alive,” said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti after losing to his former side. Bayern were without club top-scorer Robert Lewandowski after he failed to recover from a knock to his right shoulder. But they had not been beaten at home in the competition since April 2014, when they lost 4-0 to Ancelotti’s Madrid in the semi-finals. Ancelotti’s successor at Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, is bidding to become the first coach to lead a side to back-to-back titles in the Champions League era. Bayern should have been 2-0 up at the break, but Vidal sent his penalty well over the bar after Dani Carvajal was adjudged to have handled the ball. The Madrid defender was booked though TV replays showed Ribery’s shot had hit his upper body. Other quarter-final results: Atletico Madrid 1 Leicester 0; Borussia Dortmund 2 Monaco 3.last_img read more

Castro back for Gilas Pilipinas in crucial duel vs Iran

first_imgLATEST STORIES The 32-year-old Castro, one of the best point guards in Asia, missed Gilas’ last three games due to a three-game suspension for his involvement in the ugly brawl against Australia at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan five months ago.Forward Troy Rosario is also making his return to the national team after serving his three-game suspension and so is Arwind Santos, who is donning the Philippines’ colors for the first time since 2009.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced the 12-man roster Sunday afternoon.Joining the three returnees are Japeth Aguilar, Beau Belga, June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter, Gabe Norwood, Christian Standhardinger, LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson and Matthew Wright. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe Philippine team gets a shot in the arm with the return of Jayson Castro against Iran on Monday night in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers at Mall of Asia Arena.Castro’s comeback couldn’t be more timely with Gilas Pilipinas in a must-win situation against a mighty Iran side following a stunning loss to Kazakhstan on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Barriga loses to Licona in world title fight Standhardinger, the Fil-German big man, will be the Philippines’ naturalized player this time after guard Stanley Pringle led the team against the Kazakhs.Castro, Rosario and Santos meanwhile, replaced Alex Cabagnot, Greg Slaughter and Poy Erram.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Court Orders Late Hage’s Assets Audited

first_imgThe Supreme Court has ordered the lower court to conduct an immediate audit of the late Milard Hage’s Estate assets.Delivering the High Court’s opinion on January 24, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor declared that “the Court order for a comprehensive audit to be conducted for both the period the executor administered the Hage estate and the period Ecobank collected proceeds of the Estate to cover loans given by the bank to the late Hage, to ensure that no legal or irregular acts were perpetrated on the Estate.”He said, “This case has been in court for a long time without final determination; the Monthly Probate Court is mandated to give first priority handling.”The late Hage was one of the leading Lebanese businessmen in the country, leaving behind extensive properties.After his death another Lebanese citizen, Bassam H. Jawhary, became the executor of his estate.However, one of the late Hage’s wives, Madam Oumou Sirleaf  Hage, a Liberian, filed a motion to the Monthly and Probate Court praying the court to exclude certain properties said to be owned by her, from the testate estate of the late Milard Hage.She also requested the court to have Bassam H. Jawhary audited in respect of the administration of said estate.But, Judge Vinton J. Holder denied Mrs. Sirleaf Hage’s request asking for what she claims are her properties to be excluded from the estate of her late husband.He agreed for Bassam to undertake an audit of his stewardship of the estate and make a report to the court.That ruling did not go down well with Bassam who later announced an appeal to the High Court.Chief Justice Korkpor later declared “the audit shall include recommendations of steps and actions to be taken in the event of any findings of improper collectors or use of all estate’s funds by any of the fiduciaries.”He continued: “The foregoing acts shall be without prejudice to any actions commenced or pending in any courts of the Republic by or between any of the parties named herein.”He instructed Judge Holder: “You are to order Jawhary to furnish a detailed statement of the status of the loan facility the Hage Estate has with Ecobank.”“Ensure that he establishes an account, if such account is not already established, into which all monies belonging to the Hage Estate are deposited,” the Chief Justice declared.“Operation of the account shall be with the approval of the Monthly and Probate Court for Montserrado County.”He further instructed the lower court, “Investigate the allegations of malpractices alleged to have been committed by Jawhary in his handling of the Hage Estate’s properties including the Estate loans.” “Revoke his letters of testament in the event that the investigation conducted reveals that he has engaged in misconduct or mismanagement of the affairs of the Hage Estate,” the head of the Supreme Court further insisted.“Determine whether or not the lease agreement executed by and between Oumou Sirleaf-Hage and Milard Hage has expired, in accordance with its terms and conditions,” ordered Justice Korkpor.He continued “In the event that said lease agreement is determined to have expired rent all properties covered by the agreement with Oumou Sirleaf Hage.”He again instructed the court to “determine whether or not the property or properties covered by the lease agreement include properties owned by the children of Milard Hage and Oumou Sirleaf Hage.And, if so, render void the lease agreement by and between Oumou and Milard Hage, in so far as it covers and relates to the properties owned by said children,” the Chief Justice concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘U.S. Gives Hope in Ebola Fight’

first_imgThe United States of America has given hope to the Liberian people in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and the world, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, has declared.In his remarks Monday during the official opening of the newly constructed Ebola Treatment Unit in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Speaker Tyler said he was thankful to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai for the extraordinary leadership they continue to demonstrate in Liberia.Expressing thanks to the people of the United States of America and other international partners, Speaker Tyler said, “The United States Government has given hope to the people of Liberia through the enormous assistance provided.“A few months ago, we had people coming down with the deadly Ebola virus in our county, and we had no place to take our suffering people. You have given us hope just in case the county experiences a further outbreak.”The Speaker noted that the county’s residents are continuing to observe the guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.   He expressed the hope that Liberia will be free of the epidemic in the very near future.   Speaker Tyler expressed thanks and appreciation to members of the Armed Forces of Liberia, the U.S. security forces, partners in the fight against Ebola, chiefs and elders of the county for their support in the fight against Ebola.  He called on all Bomi residents to continue in the fight to ensure that Bomi is free of the disease.Also speaking during the occasion, the Head of the Incidence Management Team, Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, described the ETU as a milestone for the county and Liberia in the fight against the deadly disease.More Ebola Treatment Units are to be constructed around the country, including Sinje, in Grand Cape Mount, Ganta, Nimba and Buchanan, Grand Bassa, in support of the fight against the epidemic, he said.Minister Nyenswah emphasized that Liberia continues to experience a considerable reduction of Ebola cases but called on Liberians to be even more robust in containing the virus.Meanwhile, the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai, has promised that the government will work at the various border points around the country to ensure that Liberia does not have any further outbreak of the virus from the borders.He called on communities to cooperate in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, acknowledging that, “The various communities have been very helpful in the fight.”The Vice President said government will work with the bordering countries of Sierra Leone and Guinea to ensure that they control their border areas in order to keep the people of the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus safe from the further spread of the disease.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arsenal could miss out on defensive recruit as Roma join race

first_img Matija Nastasic Roma have lined up Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic as a replacement for Mehdi Benatia – which could be a blow to Arsenal.As reported by talkSPORT, Roma look set to sell Benatia to Bayern Munich and they now need new defensive recruits.And, according to sources in Italy, 21-year-old Nastasic is high on their wanted list.The Italian club will have money to spend once they sell their Moroccan centre-back and City boss Manuel Pellegrini has already suggested Nastasic will leave.Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Serbia international and Arsene Wenger has stepped up his efforts to land a new centre-half following the sale of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona.But the Gunners boss could miss out on Nastasic with Roma ready to make their move. 1last_img read more

Leopards squeeze Chemelil to end winless run

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards players line up before their Kenyan Premier League clash.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17 – AFC Leopards found their groove back to pick second win of the season following a 2-1 win over Chemelil Sugar in a mid-week Kenyan Premier League match played on Thursday at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.The win lifted Ingwe up to 7th on the log on 10 points from 13th place after going two matches winless. AFC will now take a break from the league to head to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where thet will compete in the SportPesa Super Cup scheduled to run January 21- 27.In other results, Hassan Abdalla netted the lone goal as Bandari FC leapfrogged Mathare United to the top of the table to sit on 18 points after handing Posta Rangers 1-0 beating while Kariobangi Sharks had to rally from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Zoo FC.At the Kisumu Stadium, AFC Leopards had an upper hand and they could have taken an early lead two minutes to the quarter hour mark only if Yusuf Mainge had converted Brian Marita’s pass into the back of the net.Ingwe found the opener at the half hour mark through Jaffery Owiti when the forward maximized on Chemelil keeper Kevin Otieno blunder who had a miscommunication with his defender Crispin Opondo to easily find the back of the empty net and hand AFC a 1-0 lead at the interval.On resumption, Chemelil chasing the equalizer, head coach Francis Baraza bolstered his front line by introducing Felix Oluoch and withdrawing Tindi Biko, but the change could not be effective as Leopards doubled the lead thanks to a Eugene Mukangula shabby shot in the 57th minute after a goalmouth melee into the Chemelil’s box.A never say die Chemelil pulled one back in the 77th minute from the spot after AFC defender Robinson Kamura handled the ball inside the box for veteran Francis Ochola to step up and convert.The last chance of the game fell on AFC when Mukangula’s drive hit the bar before midfielder Wyvone Isuza seeing his rebound saved by the Chemelil custodian.The loss meant struggling Chemelil picked their fifth loss of the season to occupy 14th place on 7 points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

BABY DELIGHT FOR GOALKEEPER SHAY!

first_imgShay and Becky are expecting their first baby together.Donegal soccer sensation Shay Given is celebrating after announcing he is to become a dad again.The Lifford man, 39, announced he is to be a father again for the third time.The Stoke City star’s agent confirmed that Shay and girlfriend Becky Gibson are expecting their first child together. The Irish shot-stopper already has two children, Shay Jnr, 9, and Sienna, 6, with estranged wife Jane.His agent Mark Devlin confirmed “Shay and Becky are extremely happy together and are very excited about becoming their new arrival int the world.“From my point of view, I’ve never seen Shay as happy as this and I wish them all the happiness in the world.”After coming out of international retirement, the Stoke City player has been named on Martin O’Neill’s Euro 2016 panel. Shay regularly returns to Donegal and it is understood that his dad Seamus and the rest of his family have met Becky.BABY DELIGHT FOR GOALKEEPER SHAY! was last modified: August 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:babydonegalLiffordShay GivenStoke Citylast_img read more

DR MCKENNA CUP: DONEGAL TEAM TO FACE QUEENS UNIVERSITY ON SUNDAY ANNOUNCED

first_imgChristy Toye has been named in the Donegal team which will face Queen’s University Belfast on Sunday afternoon.The Donegal team to face Queen’s University in Belfast on Sunday at Mac Cumhaill Park has been announced.Donegal host QUB on Sunday afternoon and will be confident of recording a victory after Sunday’s comprehensive defeat to neighbours Derry.An experimental Donegal side featured several players who made their first competitive appearances for Donegal. Despite a decent opening period, Donegal were picked off easily in the second-half by their more experienced counterparts.Donegal have selected a stronger looking side for this Sunday’s clash with the students of QUB.However, as we know these provisional teams are usually subject to change prior to throw-in.Rory Gallagher is using the competition to try different systems and personnel in attempt to improve his squad ahead of the National Allianz League and Championship campaigns in 2015. The Donegal team to face Queen’s University Belfast is:1 Michael Boyle An Tearmann 2 Conor Parke Naomh Adhamhnáin 3 Éamonn Doherty Naomh Adhamhnáin 4 Paddy McGrath Ard an Ratha 5 Ciarán McGinley Cill Chartha 6 Declan Walsh Málainn 7 Frank McGlynn Ghleann Fhinne 8 Martin McElhinney Naomh Mícheál 9 Christy Toye Naomh Mícheál 10 Corey Gallagher An Clochán Liath 11 Odhrán Mac Niallais Gaoth Dobhair 12 Eoin McHugh Cill Chartha 13 Daniel McLaughlin Naomh Mícheál 14 Hugh McFadden Na Cealla Beaga 15 Martin O’Reilly Seán MacCumhaill 16 Mark Anthony McGinley Naomh Mícheál 17 Joe Gibbons Gleann Súilí 18 Sean Hensey Naomh Adhmhnáin 19 Éamonn Ward Gleann Súilí 20 Eunan Doherty Naomh Conaill 21 Ciaran McCaughey Realt na Mara BunDobhrain 22 Gary McFadden Gleann Súilí 23 Dermot Molloy Naomh Conaill 24 Ryan Melley Ard an Ratha 25 Malachy McDermott Bun an Phobail 26 Willie Gillespie Naomh Colmcille DR MCKENNA CUP: DONEGAL TEAM TO FACE QUEENS UNIVERSITY ON SUNDAY ANNOUNCED was last modified: January 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AnnounceddonegalDr McKenna CupGAAnewsQUBSportteamlast_img read more

DONEGAL TOWN TO TAKE PART IN UNIQUE ‘RELAY’ TONIGHT

first_imgAn information night for those interested in participating in Relay for Life Donegal 2014 will be held at the Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Town tonight, Wednesday, 12th February 2014 at 7:30 pm.The Relay for Life event.But why should we give up our free time to consider joining the Relay for Life cause?20 people each week are diagnosed with cancer in Donegal; that’s 1000 people every year, hence why we say there’s “1000 REASONS TO RELAY”. Relay gives individuals the opportunity to CELEBRATE the lives of people that have overcome cancer, to show SUPPORT to those currently undergoing treatment, to REMEMBER people lost to the disease, to offer support and strength to families that have lost their loved ones and to FIGHT BACK through inspiring people to take action against a disease that has taken too much.Relay for Life Donegal allows participants to develop friendships and support networks (e.g.) the Survivors Choir. It provides the opportunity to contribute and give something back to the local community. It reminds us how kind people can be and restores our faith in humanity.Schools participate in Relay for Life Donegal to highlight to their students the importance of contributing to society and to allow students to develop their skills and qualities.Businesses and organisations get involved with Relay for Life, Donegal in order to develop delegation, empowerment and co – operative relationships within the workplace. Families, friends and colleagues relay together to CELEBRATE, REMEMBER and FIGHT BACK (as previously mentioned).Hence why Relay for Life is suitable for everyone to participate at. DONEGAL TOWN TO TAKE PART IN UNIQUE ‘RELAY’ TONIGHT was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal TownRelay for Lifelast_img read more

SINN FEIN TO TABLE MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN TAOISEACH – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty has today announced that his party will table a motion of no confidence in An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to be debated and voted on next week.Pearse Doherty TDThe motion will coincide with the Rigth2Water Rally at the Dáil next Wednesday and will reference the Taoiseach’s failure to listen to citizens on the issue of water charges.Teachta Doherty made his comments at today’s Right2Water press conference in Buswells Hotel where he called for a huge turnout at next week’s rally to deliver the message once again that water charges must be scrapped. Deputy Doherty said “Sinn Fein is totally opposed to water charges in any shape or form and feel the introduction of such charges, as announced by Government two weeks ago, is a road to yet more hardship for families across Ireland.“Enda Kenny is still not listening to the core message being conveyed at the water protests, which is that water charge must be scrapped. He is determined to force these charge through against the will of the people. My party will therefore table a motion of no confidence in An Taoiseach which will be debate and voted on next week.“We know that once these charges are set in motion prices can only go one way, and that is up. Merely capping charges for a short number of years will be of little comfort to people, the length and breadth of the country, who simply cannot afford to pay.“Sinn Féin will be asking people to make every effort possible to attend next Wednesday’s Dáil rally. The Government’s water charges must be resisted, defeated and scrapped immediately. “The Government’s parties are on the ropes on this issue. They are punch drunk and I firmly believe next Wednesday’s rally could be the sucker punch.“Right2Water will be maintaining the family friendly, celebratory atmosphere which had become the hallmark of the demonstrations so far. If next Wednesday’s rally does not deliver the victory we want then we will continue to campaign right up to and including the next election whenever that happens.“One way or the other Sinn Féin will continue to play a central role in the Right2Water campaign until these unfair and unacceptable water charges are scrapped.”SINN FEIN TO TABLE MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN TAOISEACH – DOHERTY was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more