Vietnamese bundle out gritty Malditas

first_imgBREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community The Malditas were limited to half-chances late on when they chased an equalizer as their historic campaign ended in heartbreak.Still, a first semifinal appearance in the competition augurs well for Dimzon’s team as it bids to win the first medal in 34 years in the women’s football tournament of the Southeast Asian Games in Manila late this year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu PLAY LIST 03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake02:44Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her Read Next Chasing shadows for almost the entire match, the Philippines absorbed a 2-1 defeat to powerhouse Vietnam on Sunday and bowed out of the AFF Women’s Championship in Chonburi, Thailand.The Malditas took the lead in the 34th minute thanks to an own goal, but they were left overwhelmed by the two-time AFF champions, who proved quicker and technically superior.ADVERTISEMENT Tougher World Cup stint for Gilas Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgendercenter_img Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ Coach Let Dimzon’s side absorbed the pressure for most of the match, sitting deep in their own half and allowing the Vietnamese to easily knock the ball around.Unfortunately for the Malditas, they were caught napping on the counterattack in one of the rare moments when they had possession at a promising position.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsA perfectly executed counter set the stage for Vietnamese skipper Huynh Nhu to finish past Filipino goalkeeper Inna Palacios in the 41st minute.Vietnam remained in the ascendancy to start the second half before Thi Tuyet Dung’s persistence finally paid off in the 58th minute as she found space on the left before curling the ball past Palacios. LATEST STORIES Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery MOST READ View comments OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solonlast_img read more


first_img Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Laurentian University 1/19/2019 | 3:00 p.m. Erica Fryer put up a 20 save shutout to help the University Toronto Varsity Blues women’s hockey team take down the Queen’s Gaels 1-0 on Saturday (Jan. 12) afternoon at Varsity Arena.HOW IT HAPPENED: It was a very tight and defensive battle, but the Blues were able to get on the board early. Brenna Berndsen’s shot took a favourable bounce off the boards and Avery Henry potted in the opening goal at 13:46 into the first period. It was the first-year forward’s second goal of the weekend and season. Toronto held on to the lead the rest of the way.WHKY: Avery Henry cleaned up the garbage to hand the Blues the 1-0 lead over the @queensgaels! That was the first-year forward’s second goal of the season! WE ALL #BLEEDBLUE #WeAreTO— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Matchup Historylast_img read more

Gor vs AFC: Mother of all derbies is here

first_imgAs the refurbished Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani prepares to host the latest instalment of the Nairobi or Kenya derby on Saturday the latest clash of the shemeji (in-laws) teams as K’Ogalo and Ingwe style themselves has assumed the lustre of old.Leopards and Gor find themselves back to the summit of the Kenyan club competition for the first time in over a decade having recovered the mojo that made them the envy of the entire East Africa region, let alone the nation.It is a throwback to their heydays in the 1970s and 80s where matches between them used to decide local and regional honours year in, year out.Of course, both are aiming to eclipse a common foe of yore, defending champions Tusker FC who then known as Kenya Breweries, shattered the duopoly enjoyed by the foremost community clubs during their glory years.The current Tusker Premier League table reads Tusker 45, AFC 45 and Gor 43 with 24 matches played, six shy of the season end where the winner on Saturday will nose ahead in the frenetic race to the crown that echoes days gone by.From yore, Leopards versus Gor has been a gripping cocktail of intense football, underworld connotations as well as mythical tales that have sometimes blurred fact and fiction.To illustrate the significance the Shemeji derby has had in the legend of Kenyan football, here are some of the clashes that sealed the legend of both clubs. 1975 SECOND LEAGUE LEG and 1979 KENYATTA DAY CUP FINALS Black magic has never been far away from this fixture especially in the early days when ever peculiar incident was viewed from the lenses of witch craft.In the 1975 decisive league match at City Stadium, a dove later nick named Otieno Ndege, hovered around the Gor goal area during the first half with K’Ogalo supporters suggesting it was a football fan but most Ingwe fans believed it was a product of witchcraft as their team who dominated the tie failed to score.A police inspector was forced to ‘arrest’ the bird and when the dove was locked up, Aggrey Lukoye settled the match 1-0 in favour of AFC in the 87th minute.On October 20, 1979, Gor won the Kenyatta Day Cup 1-0 against AFC when on 32 minutes; winger Sammy Onyango bamboozled Patrick Shilasi before unleashed a powerful shot that whizzed past national keeper, Mahmoud Abbas who did not even move.Abbas was later quoted claiming he saw two serpents with their heads shaped as footballs approach his goal and was undecided which way to dive. 1980 CECAFA CUP FINALGor Mahia won their first regional trophy in a 3-2 thriller that marked the start of the Kenyan stranglehold on the annual tournament.Tusker’s first round exit in the 2012 edition in Tanzania may have signalled the plummeting of fortunes of Kenyan clubs but back in the day, Gor and AFC possessed the cream of the country’s talent.In the all-Kenyan final in Blantyre, Malawi, Ingwe flew in their revered striker Joe Masiga from Nairobi immediately after completing his university exams.He duly scored the first goal as Leopards went to halftime a goal to the good, managing to weave his way past a Gor midfield that had the mercurial trio of Tim Ayieko, Sammy ‘Kempes’ Owino and Maurice ‘Ole Tunda’ Ouma.Gor equalised when Nahashon ‘Lule’ Oluoch left Washington Wabwire for dead on the left before finding George’ Best’ Yoga who finished past the legendary Mahmoud Abbas five minutes after the breather.Masiga was at it again, restoring Ingwe’s lead as he outsmarted K’Ogalo defender Duncan Migan but with 15 left, Gor equalisede when John Chore got ahead of Abbas to convert a Paul ‘Cobra’ Oduwo delivery.With the tie evenly poised and time running out, Lule entered Gor’s legend when he took substitute Gideon Hamisi’s pass to beat Abbas for the final score with five minutes left on the clock as K’Ogalo celebrated the trophy.Leopards stuffed Gor 3-1 to end their reign as regional champions and gain their revenge a year later.1984 CECAFA FINALIngwe completed their hat-trick of regional titles when they got one over the old enemy at the newly constructed Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi that was full to its seams.At the time, Gor were more superior and were playing the better football attested by the fact they beat Ingwe to the national title with a lot to spare.However, to this day, Gor fans aver the new stadium was cursed by their AFC counterparts since the Cecafa decider was the third time Leopards clawed K’Ogalo in that season.Under English coach Lens Julians, Gor were playing the kind of football that can only be called tiki-taka in modern day parlance, passing their opponents to death as they easily topped their Cecafa group based in Nairobi and stopped Malawi’s Berec Power 1-0 in the semis.Ingwe laboured to edge out group B that was set in Mombasa and endured the long journey to Nairobi to face their archrivals in the final after beating Uganda’s KCC 1-0 in the last four in a match watched by President Daniel Moi and his cabinet.K’Ogalo were stunned by fleet-footed winger Mike Amwayi in the fourth minute but it took only five for Sammy Onyango to equalise.It took none less than Masiga to decide the contest as Leopards weathered dizzying spells of K’Ogalo possession to become the first Kenyan three-peat winner of the CECAFA trophy.With black magic at the centre of any match the duo played, Leopards keeper, Abbas, was accused to consulting the legendary ‘Kenya number 1’ witchdoctor Kajiwe for the concoction that saw them beat their rivals thrice at Nyayo that season.No one spared a thought that AFC’s direct play as opposed to Gor’s showboating had cost the favourites defeat but a year later, a depleted K’Ogalo without their suspended coach Julians beat Leopards 2-0 in Khartoum to end their hold on the trophy.FIRST LEG 1986 KFF NATIONAL LEAGUEComing in as defending champions, Gor were destined to continue their supremacy the following season and in their first leg league encounter against their archrivals, they raced to a 2-0 lead to set the tone.Sammy ‘Onyango’ Jogoo had netted the double in the first to shred Ingwe but football is a game of two halves they say as Leopards roared back in the second with three goals to seal the contest.The outcome was inexplicable for Gor fans with the then Voice of Kenya national broadcaster reporting that a K’Ogalo supporter had taken his own life with defeat too bitter to swallow.An inquest into to what was a scandalous result led to claims that Leopards then chairman and now MP, Alfred Sambu, had opened his wallet and compromised Gor players to throw the match somewhere in the bowels of Nyayo Stadium during the break. Gor pair John ‘Zangi’ Okello and Tirus Omondi were suspended in the probe as Jogoo wept uncontrollably as some fans spread the myth that whenever he scored against Ingwe, no one else could do so in addition to the alleged betrayal by his teammates.Needless to say, Ingwe went on to be crowned Kenya champions after Gor failed to recover from the mortal blow of losing the first encounter to mount a successful defence.SECOND LEG KENYAN PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH 2009By this time, Gor and AFC had fallen out of grace as the country’s clubs owing to lack of finances as self-supporting clubs and management wrangles.But with the league back in groove thanks to broadcast sponsorship by SuperSport, their second leg encounter brought out the fans in their numbers to Nyayo National Stadium.AFC lying in bottom place were in serious danger of relegation while Gor, fielding a young side under James Sianga were yet to find their feet as they were placed in 11th coming to the game.Their fall from grace was evident as both teams failed to muster any meaningful scoring chances until the 60th minute when an Obadiah Ndege corner was turned in to his own net by Gor’s Solomon Nasio.To say AFC fans went delirious is an understatement and at the final whistle, the old times were relived when they poured out to the streets in raptures.The win inspired Ingwe’s dogged fight from the axe and they managed to do so at the end of the campaign under Nick Yakhama while stung by the defeat, Gor embarked on a mazy run that saw them finish fifth with some of the most entertaining football.This was the game that inspired their climb-up to the top echelons of club football now under the management of Croat Zradvko Logarusic in Gor and Dutchman Jan Koops.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, September 21- Throughout the sands of time in Kenyan football history, the Gor Mahia versus AFC Leopards fixture has defined the complexity, passion and sometimes the tragedy that is the local version of the game.It is a match that can be placed on the same billing of intense club rivalries in world football such as Rangers vs Celtic (Scotland), River Plate vs Boca Juniors (Argentina), Al Ahly vs Zamalek (Egypt) and Nacional vs Penarol (Uruguay) among others.In these games, football is usually a subset of community bragging rights, political supremacy and on occasion a matter of life and death that has led to fatalities, injuries and hooliganism in the stands and outside the stadium.last_img read more

Sex offenders violating residency rules

first_imgThe department began reviewing the addresses after the co-author of Jessica’s Law, state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, asked about the initiative’s implementation. “I’m disappointed they did not seem to have an orderly plan in place from the very start,” he said. Runner said he doubted that the law would force sex offenders onto the street but said he is willing to amend it if housing becomes a problem. To illustrate the difficulties inherent in the law, Tilton said that in Sylmar the creation of a new park this year forced paroled sex offenders to move from a nearby motel. Tilton also defended the department’s actions since the law took effect. He said officials had to wait for the outcome of legal challenges over which parolees were affected by Jessica’s Law. Courts have ruled that it applies only to inmates freed after the measure was approved. A spokesman for the union representing California parole agents said corrections officials told agents in January not to cite sex offenders if they were found to be in violation of Jessica’s Law. “Their policy wanted to ignore the violation of the law,” said Scott Johnson, president of the Parole Agents Association of California. He said parole agents were told Tuesday that the new policy would be to immediately detain parole violators, which he said made no sense either. “They weren’t going to give anybody any waiting time to move,” Johnson said. “They were trying to figure out how they were going to arrest all those people and where they were going to put them, because there’s no room.” The state’s prison system is so severely overcrowded that federal judges have threatened to cap the inmate population or release some prisoners before they have served their full sentences. Johnson said his union supports the policy of giving sex offenders 45 days to find new homes. “It is a process that we’re working through,” corrections department spokesman Oscar Hidalgo said. “There had been discussions about immediate violation. The secretary does want to make sure they have proper notification.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – As many as 2,100 newly paroled sex offenders are living illegally near schools and parks under the tough residency requirements passed overwhelmingly by California voters last fall, the state corrections secretary said Wednesday. The department will give the parolees 45 days to find new homes, a move that could spark renewed conflicts in communities throughout the state as sex offenders seek to comply with the law. “We want to be public that we have some people who are out of compliance but … we are fully committed, and the governor is fully committed, to complying with the housing component of Jessica’s Law,” James Tilton, director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, told The Associated Press late Wednesday. Tilton said the moves could leave some parolees homeless or force them to live in substandard housing. Voters passed the Jessica’s Law ballot initiative last November with 70 percent approval. It prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park. Opponents had warned that it would push sex offenders out of towns and cities, disproportionately affecting rural areas that would become a refuge for parolees. Corrections officials previously warned that the residency restrictions effectively prevent parolees from living in many California’s cities. The department recently completed a review of the registered addresses of sex offenders who have been paroled since the November election. Late last month, it adopted the emergency regulation requiring parolees to move within 45 days if they violate the residency requirement. Parolees who refuse face the possibility of being sent back to prison for violation of their parole. Tilton said corrections officials will begin going through the list “case by case” to determine whether all the 2,100 parolees who appear to be in violation of the residency provisions are indeed living too close to parks and schools. last_img read more

Arsenal will fight for second place finish, insists Wenger

first_imgArsene Wenger admits the Premier League title is in Chelsea’s hands but insists his Arsenal side will fight tooth and nail for second spot following the Gunners’ 2-1 victory away at Newcastle.A double from in-form frontman Olivier Giroud, netting his ninth goal in nine games, handed the north Londoners all three points, leaving Arsenal third and one point behind second-place Manchester City.A hard fought victory at St James’ Park was their ninth win in ten games, and while admitting top flight leaders Chelsea are undoubtedly the favourites, Wenger believes the Gunners can compete for the runners-up place.The Frenchman said: “Look mathematically we can’t win the league if Chelsea win all their games.“All we can do is give our best till the end of the season.“Chelsea have a good cushion, a good security, I don’t feel they are under threat.“Manchester City are not far in front of us but it’s very tight behind us as well so we just have to win all of our games.”last_img read more

20 reasons to be excited about the new Premier League season

first_imgIt’s that time of year again, the Premier League season is just around the corner!If you weren’t as excited as we are already, you can watch this video to find out why you should be.We’ve assembled 20 reasons why you should be champing at the bit for the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season, from the new faces you can expect to see, to the old foes ready to do battle across the next ten months.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Experienced bookkeeper required

first_imgJob Vacancy: Our client, based in S.W. Donegal, wishes to recruit an experienced Bookkeeper.Minimum of 3 years’ experience of “The Big Red Book” and Payroll software would be essential.Duties include preparation of monthly accounts, VAT returns and PAYE/PRSI returns. This a full-time position.To apply, please send completed CV to: Noel O’Donnell & Co.,Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors,Main Street Killybegs,Co. Donegalor email: All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.Job Vacancy: Experienced bookkeeper required was last modified: June 22nd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:accountsBookkeeperjobVacancylast_img read more

Shakira, Smits take home ALMAs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsActress Eva Mendes, actor Clifton Collins Jr. and director Fernando Meirelles were recognized for achievement.Sunday’s ALMA’s, which stands for American Latino Media Arts and also means “soul” in Spanish, will air June 5 on ABC. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sunday’s 2006 ALMA Awards celebrated positive portrayals and outstanding achievements by Hispanic artists from the media.Actor Andy Garcia took home the Anthony Quinn Award for Excellence in Motion Pictures. Marc Anthony received the Celia Cruz Award for Excellence in Music.Colombian songstress Shakira and reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee were named outstanding musical performers. Shakira also won the Best Spanish Album award.“Lost” stars Michelle Rodriguez and Jorge Garcia were each recognized for their supporting roles on the popular ABC television drama. “The West Wing” and series star Jimmy Smits also won awards.last_img read more

Ex-Master’s star gets chance

first_imgJerry Owens discovered a route to the major leagues that he didn’t know existed, one that ended up being rather anticlimactic. Within seconds of being told he had been called up by the Chicago White Sox, Owens was informed he had been placed on the disabled list and sent to the minors for a rehab assignment, meaning he’d stay right where he was in Triple-A until that team was eliminated from its playoffs. “It was interesting,” Owens said of the late-August move made to make him eligible for the postseason. “When my agent told me, I was like, `Is that legal?”‘ The transaction was only fitting for Owens, whose path to the major leagues has been anything but typical. Owens was so sure that football was his future that he’d given up baseball during his days at Hart High of Newhall, where he was a star receiver for current NFL quarterback Kyle Boller. Owens then went to UCLA on a football scholarship, but when persistent injuries prompted him to re-evaluate his plans, Owens turned to baseball, not with the Bruins, but back home in Santa Clarita in the NAIA program at The Master’s College. He was switched from a pitcher to an outfielder and by the end of his second season with the Mustangs became the highest draft pick ever from The Master’s, being taken in the second round by the Montreal Expos in 2003. Those at The Master’s remember being high on Owens for different reasons. His work ethic, coachability and religious devotion made him a favorite at the Christian school where he still keeps in touch with coaches and returns for offseason alumni games. However, his lengthy time away from the diamond was evident, and recovery from a broken ankle only slowed the progress. “I don’t have any second thoughts about my decision,” Owens said. “I’m really happy where I’m at.” (818) 713-3607160Want 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 PhillipsOwens made his big-league debut Sept. 11 as a pinch-runner against the Angels and has been used several times since as a late-inning replacement. He made his first start Wednesday and got his first two major-league hits. Owens is believed to be the first player drafted out of The Master’s to reach the majors (Kansas City Royals pitcher Mark Redman spent his freshman year at The Master’s but transferred to Oklahoma). “If you would have asked me where I’d be in five years five years ago, I probably would have said, `I hope in the NFL,”‘ Owens said. “But I’m glad I’m where I’m at and went through everything I went through at UCLA and the whole football thing. It made me the person I am today, so I don’t regret one bit of that.” Owens, traded to the White Sox in February 2005, went to spring training this year as a candidate for the vacant center-field job after having won last year’s Double-A Southern League batting title and following that up with an impressive .356 average in the Venezuelan winter league. A rough start this spring left Owens with a career-low .262 average this season at Triple-A Charlotte – an experience Owens calls a valuable character builder – but the White Sox say he remains a prospect for next year’s major-league lineup. “He wouldn’t be here right now if I didn’t feel that way,” White Sox general manager Ken Williams said. “He’s got a chance to be a high average hitter. … We are extremely high on him.” last_img

The players who made most Premier League appearances after turning 30 revealed

first_img 9. Teddy Sheringham (Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Portsmouth, West Ham United) made 284 Premier League appearances after turning 30 21 21 8. Nigel Martyn (Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Everton) made 293 Premier League appearances after turning 30 =20. Gareth Barry (Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton, West Bromwich Albion) has made 223 Premier League appearances after turning 30 21 21 21 5. Nigel Winterburn (Arsenal, West Ham United) made 305 Premier League appearances after turning 30 Gareth McAuley set a quite remarkable personal record on Saturday afternoon by appearing in West Brom’s 2-0 victory over Brighton.It was McAuley’s 200th Premier League appearance, and he reached that impressive total at the age of 38.A number of players have appeared in at least 200 Premier League matches, meaning McAuley’s total is not that impressive on its own merits.But what makes the defender’s record quite brilliant is the fact he has reached 200 appearances despite not making his Premier League debut until five months short of his 32nd birthday!All 200 Premier League appearances McAuley has made have come post-30, but he still does not make the top 20 of players with most appearances made after their 30th birthdays.So, who are those players? Click the right arrow, above, to find out…*All data correct as of 15/01/2018 21 =17. Tugay (Blackburn Rovers) made 233 Premier League appearances after turning 30 21 21 21 14. Lee Dixon (Arsenal) made 253 Premier League appearances after turning 30 – Lee Dixon is beloved by Arsenal fans 21 21 7. Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United) made 295 Premier League appearances after turning 30 21 21 10. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) made 278 Premier League appearances after turning 30 6. David Seaman (Arsenal, Manchester City) made 298 Premier League appearances after turning 30 center_img 16. Mark Hughes (Manchester United, Chelsea, Southampton, Everton, Blackburn Rovers) made 245 Premier League appearances after turning 30 19. Gianfranco Zola (Chelsea) made 229 Premier League appearances after turning 30 =12. Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United, Aston Villa, Manchester City) made 254 Premier League appearances after turning 30 2. Mark Schwarzer (Middlesbrough, Fulham, Chelsea, Leicester City) made 375 Premier League appearances after turning 30 21 21 =12. Tim Howard (Manchester United, Everton) made 254 Premier League appearances after turning 30 21 3. David James (Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City, Portsmouth) made 329 Premier League appearances after turning 30 21 =17. Gary McAllister (Leeds United, Coventry City, Liverpool) made 233 Premier League appearances after turning 30 21 21 21 15. Sylvain Distin (Newcastle United, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Everton, Bournemouth) made 246 Premier League appearances after turning 30 21 =20. Dave Watson (Everton) made 223 Premier League appearances after turning 30 – click the right arrow to see the players with most 30+ Premier League appearances 4. Edwin van der Sar (Fulham, Manchester United) made 313 Premier League appearances after turning 30 11. Gary Speed (Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers) made 277 Premier League appearances after turning 30 Getty 1. Brad Friedel (Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur) made 425 Premier League appearances after turning 30last_img read more