Man City sends out another statement with 4-0 win at Basel

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases St. Jakob-Park hasn’t been a happy ground for English teams, with Liverpool, Chelsea and — in this season’s group stage — Manchester United all losing at Basel’s atmospheric home in recent seasons in the Champions League.Basel had its moments against City, especially early on when the visitors looked susceptible to a long ball behind center backs Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi. Oberlin could also have earned a penalty, after tumbling under a challenge from Otamendi.“After 10 minutes, we could have been 2-0 down,” Guardiola said. “After 20 minutes, we were 3-0 in the lead. We were clinical today.”It was a stroll for City from the moment Gundogan, playing in front of Germany coach Joachim Loew, met a corner by De Bruyne with a header that flew in at the near post. It was De Bruyne’s 19th assist of a stunning season.Four minutes later, Sterling crossed from the left, Silva chested the ball down and sent a dipping volley beyond the goalkeeper, who could only get his fingertips to the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, front, celebrates his team’s third goal, as Basel’s Marek Suchy, left, and goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik watch, during the Champions League round of sixteen first leg soccer match between Switzerland’s FC Basel 1893 and England’s Manchester City FC in the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)BASEL, Switzerland — Manchester City sent out another statement to the rest of Europe by thrashing Basel 4-0 away in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match on Tuesday, with Ilkay Gundogan scoring two of the goals.The Premier League’s runaway leaders scored three times between the 14th and 23 minutes — through Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero — before Gundogan added a fourth goal from long range in the 53rd minute.ADVERTISEMENT City, which enjoyed 74 percent possession, scored four goals away from home for the third time in this season’s Champions League and has only lost two games in all competitions, one of them against Shakhtar Donetsk when qualification for the last 16 was already guaranteed.This is the best chance City has had to win Europe’s biggest prize, especially with one of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain sure to be eliminated this round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCity didn’t even have to be at its best on a bobbly pitch and near-freezing conditions to see off the Swiss champions, whose striker Dimitri Oberlin wasted chances either side of the visitors’ flurry of goals. With his team still trying to win a quadruple of trophies, Guardiola had the luxury of substituting Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling around the hour mark for fit-again pair David Silva and Leroy Sane.The return match is on March 7, when Juventus and Tottenham will also play their second leg after drawing 2-2 in Turin on Tuesday. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Viva Arianna: Italy’s Fontana wins 500 meters in short track MOST READ LATEST STORIES Aguero came into the match with 13 goals from 10 games in 2018 — four coming in one half against Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday — and naturally he got involved in the scoring.Fernandinho was tackled 30 meters out but the ball fell to Aguero, who took one touch and shot low into the corner for his 198th goal for City.Gundogan saved the best goal for last and it was another long-ranger that curled into the top corner from 25 meters.That margin of victory gives Guardiola the option to rest key players for the second leg at Etihad Stadium, by which time City might have won the English League Cup — it plays Arsenal in the final on Feb. 25 — extended its 16-point lead in the Premier League, and advanced to the FA Cup quarterfinals.“If we play like we did today and in the past few weeks,” Gundogan said, “we will be successful, for sure.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

‘Young’ Iran tries to cope with absence of veteran stars vs PH

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college What lurks underneath that win-loss mark, however, is a turmoil that prevented stars Hammed Haddadi, Nikkhah Bahrami, and Arsalan Kazemi to suit up for Iran at this stage of the qualifiers.Iran head coach Mehran Shahintab said Bahrami is in the United States and couldn’t join the team in time for its game against the Philippines on Monday at Mall of Asia Arena while Haddadi “has a personal reason” for not playing.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 ChrissShahintab knows he doesn’t have the star power the team usually has during Fiba competitions.“We have a young team, we have some motivated players and they will try their best,” said Shahintab Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena after the team’s practice. “We didn’t play well against Australia (losing 76-47) but we’ll try to compensate tomorrow.” Haddadi played just one minute against the Philippines in the two teams’ first meeting in Iran in the second round due to injury and this was the reason why the 7-foot-2 center didn’t suit up for Team Melli in this window.According to the South China Morning Post, Haddadi was unhappy with the support he received from Iran during the time he was injured.Haddadi instead signed with Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the CBA, as per Shahintab.“I heard that he signed with Xinjiang in China because he was engaged with the club.”Haddadi has been Iran’s star for the past decade, leading the team to three gold medals in the Fiba Asia Championship with Bahrami as his trusted sidekick.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from Fiba.comIran’s 6-3 record in Group F of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers appears a stable one on paper.Team Melli, after all, is in second place of the group and the top three teams from Groups E and F are assured of advancing to the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in China.ADVERTISEMENT 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PH cagers in must-win game vs Iran ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

Police Force donates school supplies to Baramita students

first_imgIn an effort to boost school attendance among children in the North West District community of Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini), ranks of F Division (Interior Locations) under the command of Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram, donated a quantity of school supplies to a group of underprivileged children.The donation was made as part of the Guyana Police Force’s Social Crime Prevention Programme. According to the Force’s Public Relations Office Ivelaw Whittaker, ranks of the Baramita Police Station in continuing with their community outreach interventions under the programme and during routine visits to the village of Baramita, NWD, discovered that due to a lack of school supplies, some children were not attending school.This situation saw the intervention of the Police Commissioner through the Divisional Commander and on May 4, some 50 children received donations of school supplies, included school uniforms. In addition, 15 of the beneficiaries were placed into school.Ranks of Baramita Police Station along with students from the community who benefited from the donation of school suppliesMeanwhile, in the community of Annai in Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) on April 24, a meeting was held between the residents of Annai, Surama, and Wowetta and the Police. During the engagement, a number of topics including domestic violence were discussed and a community policing group was formed in the village.The social crime prevention programme focuses on the empowerment of youths by developing skills and moral values, in order to mould them into productive and meaningful contributors to society and to enhance Police community relations.On the other hand, a Canadian-based Guyanese businessman on Monday donated a professional document laminator to the Guyana Police Force. Dr Roberto Jacgobin has had a working relationship with the Force’s Cops and Faith Community Network. The presentation was made at the Office of the Assistant Commissioner (Administration) at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown.In brief remarks during the presentation, Jacgobin said it was a pleasure for him to be of some assistance to the Guyana Police Force and expressed his readiness to be of further assistance with other initiatives.Additionally, Assistant Commissioner David Ramnarine who received the laminating machine expressed sincere appreciation on behalf of the Police Commissioner and the Force for the piece of equipment, noting that it will assist in the production of identification cards for members of the Force.Also present during the simple presentation ceremony were Senior Superintendent Maxine Graham, Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Christopher Griffith and the Force’s Chaplain, Pastor Patrick Doolichand.last_img read more

Chinese Medical Team Donate to MOH, JFK

first_imgThe Chinese medical team officially operating in Liberia yesterday donated consignments of assorted medicines and medical equipment to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia.Medicines the Chinese donated included conventional antibiotics, medicines for heart diseases, endocrine and or medicines for gas as well as drugs for hepatitis ‘B’ (yellow jaundice) and HIV/AIDS. Among the instruments donated are those for the eyes, pregnant women and bone operations. The cost of the items is estimated at RMB Yuan 280,000 (about US$41,791). Yesterday’s donation is in consonance with a protocol signed between the governments of Liberia and the People’s Republic of China to assist Liberia’s health sector every year.The protocol also calls for yearly services by a group of medical personnel from China that specializes in various medical areas including women’s health, internal medicine, bone surgery, eyes, acupuncture and specialized medical diagnosis (ultrasound). The current Chinese Team that took over in October 2015 is the ninth group operating at the JFK.At a brief ceremony marking the donation, the leader of the Chinese Medical Team, Sun Lijuan, said since her 9-member team started operation in the country last October, they have actively carried out services in the spirit of humanity and strictly performed the sacred duty of saving lives.“We carried out medical work smoothly and provided convenient and proper medication for the local people,” Ms. Sun said.She added that in this year, members of the Chinese Medical Team, regardless of the condition, will continue to meaningfully save lives with “boundless love.” “We will live up to expectations, dedicate ourselves and make every effort for the restoration of Liberia’s health care delivery system to substantiate China-Liberia friendship,” she said. Shortly after the donation ceremony, the Chief Medical Officer of JFK, Dr. Billy Johnson, told reporters that if help from the Chinese Medical Team and other partners were not forthcoming, there would have been a gap in the country’s healthcare delivery system.He said besides the materials and medicines, staff at JFK are immensely benefiting from their Chinese counterparts “because there is knowledge exchange and students are leaving Liberia to learn in China, and will return to provide services.” Dr. Samson A. Arzoaquoi, Assistant Minister of Health for Preventive Services, commended the Chinese Medical Team and stressed that assistance from China and other partners enables Liberian health practitioners to tackle any outbreak, including the just ended Ebola epidemic.Earlier in her welcoming statement, JFK Chief Administrator, Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott McDonald, expressed gratitude to the Chinese Medical Team for their assistance to the hospital.She commended the Chinese government and the medical team for the role played in helping to improve Liberia’s healthcare system.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man Vomits to Death at ELWA Junction

first_imgThe man was covered with a white cloth and left on the side of the roadAn unidentified man on Sunday afternoon vomited blood while sitting at a nearby corner at the ELWA Junction. The Daily Observer later learned that the man died as a result.Eyewitnesses said the man seemed to have some trouble making a phone call when suddenly, they saw blood oozing out of his mouth. The scene drew the attention of people who gathered nearby watching the man violently cough up blood repeatedly.“I just saw him sitting there trying to make a phone call on his mobile phone,” an eyewitness said. “Then the next minute, he was throwing up blood like water coming out from a tap.”After considerable minutes throwing out blood, the man relaxed and there was fear that he was dead, though there was no official confirmation of his death.However, there was a Liberia National Police (LNP) ambulance that came on the scene, but there was no paramedic to attend to the victim. The LNP ambulance, with two persons in it, which included the driver, was parked close by.It was reported later that the victim’s family was on the way to assist the police with their investigations into the man’s death.Many eyewitnesses said the man’s condition could be tuberculosis. According to, symptoms of active tuberculosis include coughing that lasts three or more weeks, coughing up blood (as in this case), chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing, unintentional weight loss, fatigue, fever, night sweats, chills, loss of appetite.It was later reported that the corpse was transported to the victim’s family in a chartered vehicle.“What country is this that a man needing medical help is left to die?” asked an eyewitness at the scene.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Breaking: Over 300,000 ganja plants destroyed during raid

first_imgA team of law enforcement officers conducted a drug-eradication operation at Ebini, Upper Berbice River. The operation which lasted in excess of fifteen hours saw an estimated 300,000 cannabis plants ranging between 6 inches to 5 feet in height, 150,000 kilograms of dried cannabis, a number of nurseries with about 100,000 seedlings and four camps being destroyed by fire.A single barrel shotgun, three live cartridges, a water pump and a chain saw which were found during the operation, have been seized and lodged.More details in Friday, February 9th edition of Guyana Times.last_img read more

Fisherman dies in boat accident

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice fisherman died on Friday after a boat collision at sea.Dead is Rudra Persaud, 51, of Number 77 Housing Scheme, Corentyne, Berbice.Reports are Persaud was the captain of the vessel Rosanna 1. The incident reportedly took place in the Atlantic Ocean at a place called “Long Pole” in Surinamese waters.This newspaper was told that the incident occurred just around midnight. Reports are the crew of five was awakened by a loud crashing sound on their boat. According to information, another vessel was in the water but Rosanna 1 began to sink. The men then cut their seine and started the engine, hoping to make it to shore but the boat continued to take in water. The others in the boat were Premdat Sohan of Number 55 Village, who is currently hospitalised with a broken rib and burns from gasoline, which had spilt on him; Sukhpaul Kaiso, 26, of Number 77 Housing Scheme; Ravindra Persaud, 23 (son of the dead man), and Shazad Ally, 17. Kaiso told this publication that they tried to use the ice box to float to no avail.“We nah see nothing but the boat was leaking and within three minutes, the boat gone down. We hold on the icebox and float on it for hours until 03:00 this morning (Friday) then we get rescue,” the man said.According to the father of one, Persaud told them that he was not going to make it. “When we already near fuh reach the boat he make two blow and that was it. Is the cramp and he does suffer from high pressure and was heavy rain…” The rescue boat, he said, pulled up the front half of a wooden speed boat in its seine.Meanwhile, the dead man’s wife referred to him as a very kind person who always took care of the family. The fishermen were expected back in Guyana on Saturday.Persaud leaves to mourn his wife and two children. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

DaimlerChrysler Q1 profit up

first_imgFRANKFURT, Germany – DaimlerChrysler AG said Tuesday its first-quarter profit rose even as the loss widened at the U.S. Chrysler Group it has agreed to sell to a private equity firm. The German-American automaker earned 1.97 billion euros ($2.67 billion) in the January-March period, compared with 718 million euros a year earlier. Analysts polled by Dow Jones Newswires had expected a profit $1.88 billion. Sales fell to 35.4 billion euros ($47.96 billion) from 37.4 billion euros, below the 36.63 billion euros ($49.63 billion) analysts had forecast. The Chrysler Group, which is being sold to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP in a 5.5 billion euros ($7.45 billion) deal announced Monday, lost $1.98 billion before interest and taxes, compared with a profit of $857 million a year earlier. The loss was the result of $1.2 billion in restructuring charges. 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

Planned Power Outages To Occur This Week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, BC – The Peace Region will have some upcoming planned power outages from June 7th to June 13th.BC Hydro as well as Whitecap Resources will be executing the outages.They are in the following areas:June 7th –  Goodlow/Boundary Lake –  7 am to 7 pm (12 hours)June 8th – Goodlow/Boundary Lake  –    7 am to 7 pm (12 hours)June 8th  –     Tomslake  – 10 am to 11 am (1 hour)June 10th –  Cecil Lake, Doig  – 9 am to 3 pm (6 hours)- Advertisement -Osborne, FlatrockGolata Creek, ClayhurstJune 13th – Goodlow/Boundary Lake – 7 am to 1 pm (6 hours)last_img read more

Chelsea want £35m defender in January (and it’s not John Stones]

first_img Jose Luis Gaya 1 Chelsea are lining up a January swoop for Valencia left-back Jose Gaya.Jose Mourinho wants to add another left-sided defender to his ranks with Cesar Azpilicueta expected to be shifted to right-back to replace the out-of-form Branislav Ivanovic.Chelsea did sign full-back Baba Rahman in the summer but it is understood that Mourinho is still not completely satisfied with his defensive options.According to Sport, Chelsea will have to pay £35m to trigger the player’s release clause and could face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester City.The 20-year-old was subject to interest from a number of top European clubs in the summer but decided to stay at the Mestalla to compete in the Champions League with Valencia.last_img read more