Brazil scores late goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

January 18, 2020

first_imgTNT still on track for playoff bonus after tough win over Meralco Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding SERIOUS STATSWith his 56th international goal, Neymar is now one ahead of Romario — which could be a useful omen for Brazil. Romario was the team’s top striker when Brazil won the 1994 World Cup.Neymar is third on Brazil’s all-time scorers’ list, behind Pele (77) and Ronaldo (62).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Brazil’s Neymar reacts at the end of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — After more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica’s smothering defense.Philippe Coutinho scored in the first minute of stoppage time, and Neymar followed six minutes later to give Brazil a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments In Brazil’s opening 1-1 draw against Switzerland, Neymar had been fouled 10 times, sometimes harshly. But he was also in theatrical mode against Costa Rica, tumbling over dramatically when touched.Referee Bjorn Kuipers twice waved away Neymar’s claims for fouls in the first half. He also ignored a Brazilian claim for a penalty after midfielder Paulinho bounced off defender Oscar Duarte contesting a high ball.Several players, including Neymar and Marcelo, complained to Kuipers at the end of the first half. Once again, he just waved them away.GROUP DYNAMICSThe match between Brazil and Serbia in Moscow on Wednesday could yet determine which teams finish in first and second place in Group E.Costa Rica will play Switzerland on Wednesday in Nizhny Novgorod in its final group match.KEY TO SUCCESSWith Neymar still short of his best level following a foot injury, Brazil once again turned to Coutinho for inspiration.He was at the heart of Brazil’s best moves and kept the tempo going with his crisp passing and darting runs.Although left back Marcelo had an average game in defense, his constant runs down the flanks ultimately paid off when his dangerous cross led to the opening goal.center_img Coutinho was first to get the ball past goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Rising superbly to meet a header from Marcelo’s cross, Roberto Firmino nodded the ball down to striker Gabriel Jesus, who then flicked it to a sprinting Coutinho in the penalty area.In the seventh minute of injury time, Douglas Costa whipped in a cross from the right and Neymar deftly tapped it into the net.Both Firmino and Costa had come on as substitutes in the second half.Brazil has four points in Group E and plays Serbia in its final match in Moscow on Wednesday. Costa Rica has zero points and cannot advance.After a drab and scrappy first half at St. Petersburg Stadium, Brazil came out energized and the chances piled up. Jesus put a header onto the crossbar, and Neymar’s hurried shot curled wide.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Unlike Argentina and Lionel Messi, Brazil is still in a good position to advance to the round of 16. Costa Rica has been eliminated.Neymar dropped to his knees after the final whistle, sobbing in his hands as his teammates surrounded him and then lifted him off the ground.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA few minutes earlier, Neymar had flopped backward to initially earn a penalty, but the contact was so exaggerated that the referee reversed the call after using video review. Neymar then angrily punched the ball a short time later as Costa Rica’s players tried to waste time. It earned Brazil’s biggest star a yellow card.Neymar seemed panicked for most of the second half as his shots sailed over the bar or simply missed the mark, and he complained over nearly every call. In danger of ending in a draw, Brazil seemed nervous but composed itself through the seven minutes of injury time. 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UVic soccer club hosts camp in FSJ

January 12, 2020

first_imgA university soccer team is holding a five day long development camp in Fort St. John.The University of Victoria Vikings Soccer Camp program is currently being hosted at the Fort St. John Soccer Club, which began Monday and will run until Friday, July 29.- Advertisement -The team, as well as head coach Bruce Wilson are teaching 77 youth between the ages of 9-17 the skills necessary to succeed in the game of soccer.The camp is being held at Dr. Kerney Middle School and the Surerus soccer fields, taking place every day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.The development camp has split each day into two programs, with all participants taking part in drills from 9-11:45 a.m., then the older group of students scrimmaging for the latter portion of the day.It’s been an eventful week for sports in Fort St. John, as the city is also currently hosting a group of top tier speed skaters, who have been training in town for the past week. Advertisementlast_img read more

Schwarzenegger to sign bill that shifts money from Iran

January 3, 2020

first_imgThe divestments could potentially lower the state’s long-term return on investment in its pension funds, meaning state taxpayers might have to contribute more through the state general fund, according to analyses by staffers at the funds. If the bill had been in place over the past five years, CalPERS estimates it would have reduced investment returns by at least $725 million. In the past, state pension funds have been required to divest from South Africa in the 1980s and from the Sudan in a bill that took effect this year. Citing financial risk, CalPERS on its own decided to divest from tobacco companies. (916)446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “California has a long history of leadership and doing what’s right with our investment portfolio,” Schwarzenegger said in a written statement. “Last year, I was proud to sign legislation to divest from the Sudan to take a powerful stand against genocide. I look forward to signing legislation to divest from Iran to take an equally powerful stand against terrorism.” Schwarzenegger was in New York on Monday speaking to the United Nations about global warming. Coincidentally, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is also in New York this week to address the U.N. The boards of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System opposed the bill, saying it could prevent them from making the best investments in the financial interest of state employees and government agencies. CalPERS spokesman Clark McKinley added that the agency believes it can be more effective in persuading corporations to change their policies by exerting influence as a major stockholder, rather than giving up that leverage by divesting from those companies. “Once we sell our stock, we no longer have leverage with the company, so we’ve lost our voice essentially.” Taking a stand against Iran’s ties to terrorism, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday that he intends to sign a bill requiring the state’s pension funds to divest from companies that do business with the country’s energy and defense sectors. Estimates vary on how much money state funds have invested in companies that do business with Iran, but it could run as high as $24 billion. Also, divesting that much stock could cost more than $120 million in expenses such as taxes and commissions. The state’s two major pension funds have vigorously opposed the bill, arguing that it runs counter to their constitutionally mandated financial responsibility to state employees and government agencies. But Schwarzenegger said the state should make a strong statement against terrorism by exerting the financial influence of the nation’s two largest public pension funds. last_img read more


December 27, 2019

first_imgDDTV: Watch this news report from Eileen Magnier on the visit to Arranmore Island by the FAI delegation including boss John Delaney and former Irish international Ray Houghton. The report includes details of a penalty shoot-out between the two….Watch to find out who won!Footage courtesy of RTE News  DDTV VIDEO: WATCH WHO WON ARRANMORE ISLAND SHOOT-OUT BETWEEN HOUGHTON AND DELANEY! was last modified: July 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV VIDEO: WATCH WHO WON ARRANMORE ISLAND SHOOT-OUT BETWEEN HOUGHTON AND DELANEY!last_img read more

Fantasy football

December 25, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Kevin Jones is one of the biggest busts among first-round picks at this point, but he has the potential to be one of the key players for championship fantasy football teams. The Detroit Lions running back is averaging a paltry 2.9 yards per carry. However, three of his four games have come against some of the league’s top run defenses in Tampa Bay (1), Chicago (4) and Baltimore (9). Owners who have been patient with Jones will be rewarded in the second half of the season. Over the next 10 weeks, Jones faces seven defenses ranked in the bottom 30 percent of the NFL against the run, culminating with No. 28 New Orleans during the all-important Week 16 that is most leagues’ Super Bowl. Jones also will get a boost from the return of Cory Schlesinger, regarded as one of football’s best blocking fullbacks. Schlesinger, out all of season with a broken leg, is listed as questionable for this week’s game. This is the last week to acquire Jones cheaply. Get him before next week’s game against Cleveland, the No. 30 run defense. QUICK TIPS Time to hit up the Deuce McAllister owner with a trade offer if you have a running back to spare. McAllister’s injury might make the owner needy enough for a runner to give up a top-flight quarterback or receiver. Try something like Willie Parker and Reggie Wayne for Chad Johnson. Speaking of Parker, with Jerome Bettis back to vulture his touchdowns and Duce Staley around to take away carries, it’s time to sell, sell, sell. You should have dropped him while he was hot. Though it looks as though Antowain Smith will take over for McAllister with the Saints, stash Aaron Steckler or Jesse Chatman on your bench. It’s doubtful, but they could be key additions if they end up starting down the road. Tyson Thompson appears to be the backup to Julius Jones in Dallas, not Anthony Thomas. Thompson has looked speedy and purposeful in his running when spelling Jones this year. If Jones is unable to go this week, Thompson would be a good start in the flex position. Pick him up if he’s available. Alex Smith regressed in his first start for the 49ers, only once getting the ball out to a receiver. Brandon Lloyd must stay on your bench until Smith shows improvement. However, keep Lloyd on your roster in case Tim Rattay gets back his starting job. Don’t trust Kevan Barlow’s one-week appearance. The 49ers offensive line didn’t suddenly become good. Use this as an opportunity to get something for him if you can. Jon Gruden says Michael Clayton will receive more looks this week. That would make sense since the Tampa Bay receiver had just one ball thrown his way and went without a catch last game. Take a wait-and-see approach with Clayton. FANTASY ISLAND A look at the week ahead for fantasy football owners: Player to start: For all the patient owners, it’s finally time to dust off Cedric Benson. With Thomas Jones injured, Benson will get the bulk of the carries for Chicago this week. It couldn’t come at a better time with the Vikings, the worst defense in the NFL, coming to town. Minnesota allows 178 rushing yards per game. It’s time for the Bears to show why they invested a high first-round pick in Benson. Player to sit: Regardless of if the reinstated Ricky Williams takes carries away, Ronnie Brown isn’t worth a start against the stingy Tampa Bay defense that ranks No. 1 in the league against the run. Stay away from the Miami run game this week. Player to pick up: With Stephen Davis and DeShaun Foster listed as questionable this week for Carolina, it’s not a bad idea to stash Nick Goings on your bench and see what happens. Goings had five 100-yard games when given a chance last year. Matthew Kredell, (818) 713-3607 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


December 24, 2019

first_imgDeputy Padraig Mac LochlainnDonegal Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has tonight made representations to the Manager of Letterkenny General Hospital Sean Murphy seeking clarification on concerns that LGH may soon have to refer patients requiring the services of the oncology department to other hospitals. “I have also asked Sean Murphy if he is satisfied that Letterkenny General Hospital has the requisite numbers of medical registrars, NCHDs and consultants across the various departments to provide the required service to the people of Donegal at this moment and moving forward,” Deputy Mac Lochlainn told Donegal Daily.He said his queries follow recent developments at the hospital including the flood and patients being diverted to Sligo due to a lack of staff. The hospital has limped from crisis to crisis in recent weeks; with insiders telling us there aren’t enough frontline staff to cope.The Sinn Fein TD released the contents of his emailed letter sent to Sean Murphy tonight.It reads:Dear Sean, I am seeking clarification on the provision of oncology services at Letterkenny General Hospital. Concerns have been conveyed to me that LGH may soon have to refer patients requiring the services of the oncology department to other hospitals.Can you confirm that these concerns are unwarranted and that there are no such plans?Further can you confirm that you are satisfied that LGH has the requisite numbers of medical registrars, NCHDs and consultants across the various departments to provide the required service to the people of Donegal at this moment and moving forward. Further, are you satisfied that the numbers permit LGH to comply with the European Working Time Directive of an average working week of 48 hours over a period of time?Thank you,Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD Donegal North EastFEARS GROW THAT ONCOLOGY SERVICES TO LEAVE LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL – TD was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:cutbacksletterkenny hospitaloncology servicesPadraig Mac LochlainnSean MurphyTDlast_img read more

Community devastated by loss of popular boy Jamie, 14

December 22, 2019

first_imgThis is the face of the tragic 14-year-old boy who was killed when the car he was driving spun out of control on a dirt road in Co Donegal.Handsome teen Jamie Doherty had just finished his second year at Moville Community School and was looking forward to a long summer of holidays.However, the teenager, the eldest of a young family of three boys, died instantly when the car crashed at Tullyally at Upper Clar. It is understood Jamie had taken the old car from his home outside Moville, a couple of miles away, and driven it up to the dirt road on Friday just before 5pm.But between 5pm and 6pm, Jamie lost control of the vehicle and was killed instantly.Jamie was the only person in the car at the time and no other vehicle was involved.Pictures of the car show it turned over on its side. Garda forensic examiners were at the scene at first light this morning (Sat) trying to establish exactly what happened in the moments before the popular lad lost his life.A neighbour close to the scene where Jamie perished said that the roadway was often used by young lads driving old cars.The man, who asked not to be identified said “It’s a terrible shame that a young lad was killed like this.“I see them on this road quite often. It must be a place where they come just to drive around.“It’s tragic. In fairness to the lad, he was doing nobody any harm but adults more than children know how dangerous cars can be.” Jamie’s remains were taken to Letterkenny University Hospital last night (Fri) and a post-mortem is expected to take place later today on his remains.His mother and father, Shane and Evelyn were today being comforted by their many neighbours and friends still in shock by the tragedy.The tragic teenager also leaves behind two younger brothers whom a family friend said he just “doted on.”Jamie Doherty, RIPSocial media sites show pictures of the three brothers all in happier times including heartbreaking pictures of Jamie making his confirmation three years ago. Local county councillor Martin Farren said this was just a “terrible accident.”“This was just a terrible accident and I would like to offer my sympathy to the Doherty family.“This is every parent’s worst nightmare and I know that the Doherty family are such a decent family and so well respected in our community.“There is an eerie feeling in the town today and people simply cannot get over that something like this has happened,” he said.Principal of Moville Community School, Anthony Duggan, said the ‘Critical Incident Team’ from the school are meeting at 2.30pm today to put a plan in place for the entire school community.He added that after that a statement on behalf of the school may be issued.Community devastated by loss of popular boy Jamie, 14 was last modified: June 12th, 2018 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:jamie dohertymovilleredcastleRIProad crashlast_img read more

Varsha Bhosle suicide case: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle to be questioned

November 28, 2019

first_imgEven as the last rites of Varsha Bhosle, daughter of playback singer Asha Bhosle, were performed on Tuesday, police remained clueless about the reasons behind her suicide.Police officers investigating the case said they would record statements of Asha, who might be able to reveal the reason behind her 56-year-old daughter’s suicide.A police official said they had recorded statements of Asha’s sister Usha Mangeshkar, maid Dipali Mane and driver Vijay. “Close family members have not been questioned yet since they are still in a state of shock,” the police official said.The officer said police would soon record the statements of Asha, her elder sister and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and Varsha’s former husband Hemant Kenkre. Police officials, however, said the Belgian pistol, with which Varsha allegedly killed herself, was registered in the name of Anand, Asha’s youngest son and it was kept safely in the house.On Monday, Varsha was found dead with two bullet injuries in her head. She was the second of the three children of Asha and Ganpatrao Bhosle and stayed mostly with her mother in the posh Prabhu Kunj building at Pedder Road in Mumbai.Police suspect that she committed suicide Sunday night, but also said that the neighbours did not hear any gunshot. Varsha’s viscera sample has been sent for test. Police sources said the woman’s post-mortem report confirmed she died of haemorrhagic shock due to bullet injuries.Three loaded cartridges were found in the pistol. Varsha, who used to work as a freelance journalist, was divorced from sports journalist Hemant Kenkre. She had also sung songs for some Hindi and Marathi films and performed in some concerts with her mother.She was depressed for many years and had tried to commit suicide in 2008 and 2010 by consuming sleeping pills. advertisementlast_img read more

IPL betting scam: CBI arrests ex-ED Joint Director J P Singh,IPL betting scam: CBI arrests ex-ED Joint Director J P Singh

November 26, 2019

first_img COMMENT SHARE February 21, 2017 corruption & bribery Nearly 18 months after lodging a case, the CBI today arrested former Enforcement Directorate Joint Director J P Singh for allegedly receiving bribe for favouring an accused in the IPL cricket-betting scam.Singh, a 2000-batch Indian Revenue Service officer of the Customs and Excise wing, was arrested along with three others — Sanjay (enforcement officer), Vimal Aggarwal and Chandresh Patel.Immediately after registering a case in September 2015, the CBI had carried out searches at various places in Mumbai and registered a case against Singh in Ahmedabad. Singh was later repatriated to his parent cadre and is at present posted as Additional Commissioner (Customs and Excise Department) in Northeast.All the four were arrested here and produced before a designated court which granted them a transit remand till February 23 so that they can be produced before the CBI court in Ahmedabad.The CBI had earlier said it its FIR that “it has been alleged that certain officers of Enforcement Directorate while investigating the cases of money laundering in betting and other such activities have allegedly demanded and accepted huge illegal gratification from the accused and suspect persons in the cases.”The ED’s Ahmedabad unit was probing the Rs 2,000-crore IPL betting scandal, and the Rs 5,000-crore money laundering case against alleged hawala operator Afroz Fatta, in which the suspects allegedly sought favours, official sources said.CBI claimed that huge bribe amount was allegedly taken by these officers as quid pro quo for various acts of omission and commission.The case against Singh and others has been registered under the provisions of criminal conspiracy under Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act.Sources said the ED Director had received multiple complaints from various quarters about the alleged demand for bribe by the senior officials of its Ahmedabad unit.The complaints were forwarded to the CBI. cricket SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on IPL spot-fixing scam economic offence COMMENTSlast_img read more


November 26, 2019

first_img“By tomorrow or the day after, I will prepare a list and submit it to the Governor, after which they will take oath,” the chief minister said. Siddaramaiah, however, declined to comment on namesand number of Ministers who would be dropped.With 34 ministers, the Karnataka ministry is up to its full strength.Indicating ministry reshuffle before the Assembly session next month, Siddaramaiah on Wednesday had sought cooperation from his council of Ministers. Signalling that some ministers would have to take up party responsibility, he had said that the cabinet reshuffle would be done keeping the next Assembly elections in mind. The talk about the ministry reshuffle had been doing the rounds for long but various reasons like drought andelections to local bodies, Council and Rajya Sabha have been cited for its deferment.Siddaramaiah had earlier said that reshuffle would involve “dropping a few and inducting a few”, and yardstick for it is giving opportunity for new people.Several “like-minded” Congress MLAs have held meetings and demanded reshuffle. They had also sought dropping of”non-performing” ministers from the cabinet. PTI KSU RA APR RTlast_img read more