Young Azkals try to stay in medal running; Malditas shoot for first win

first_imgWith only a point to show from their first two matches, the Young Azkals are hard pressed to win their remaining two games starting with their 8 p.m. clash with the heavily favored Malaysian side at 8 p.m. at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Over at Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna, the Malditas, just two days removed from their goalless stalemate with Myanmar, are aiming for a semifinal spot as they battle Malaysia also at 8 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4But while the Young Azkals are the heavy underdogs, the same could not be said of the Malditas, who encountered little trouble in beating Malaysia, 3-0, in their previous encounter during the AFF Women’s Championship in Thailand early this year.Women’s team coach Let Dimzon warned her team of complacency even as she stressed the importance of securing a victory for the country. “We want to deliver some positive news for the country, that’s why the team is more motivated against Malaysia,” said Dimzon, who noted the Malditas’ improved defense in the draw with Myanmar.The Young Azkals were left undone by a quick Myanmar counterattack on Wednesday that resulted in a 2-1 loss.Nineteen-year-old defender Justin Baas, who scored on a sweetly struck volley to make it 1-1 at halftime, feels the Young Azkals are improving with every game.But performances would need to be backed up by winning results in the next couple of matches, including against Timor Leste on Dec. 3.Malaysia, the silver medalist two years ago in Kuala Lumpur, enters the match with a four-day rest after drawing against Myanmar, 1-1, on Monday. It will be a question of fitness for the Young Azkals, who will be playing their third match in five days. Captain Stephan Schrock and Baas are also playing in their fifth match in 14 days, including two games with the senior team in the World Cup Qualifiers early this month.ADVERTISEMENT Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China MOST READ The Philippine men’s and women’s football teams set out to stay in medal contention on Friday when the Young Azkals and the Malditas take on their Malaysian counterparts in group play of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominationscenter_img No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist “We just have to leave everything on the field,” said Schrock.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee For flag and countrymen NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areaslast_img read more

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Ferdinand backs England despite snub

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, June 5- Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand insists he will support England’s Euro 2012 challenge despite suffering another snub from Roy Hodgson.Ferdinand reacted angrily on Sunday when he learned he had been over-looked again by England manager Hodgson, who called up Liverpool’s inexperienced Martin Kelly instead of the United centre-back after Gary Cahill was forced to withdraw from the squad with a fractured jaw. Hodgson claims he left Ferdinand out of his original Euro squad for “footballing reasons” even though it was widely believed the 33-year-old’s absence was due to the presence in the group of John Terry.Chelsea captain Terry will stand trial in July on charges of racially abusing Ferdinand’s brother Anton during an match against QPR in October and many reports said Hodgson was keen not to select Rio to avoid a potential dressing room rift over the issue.Jamie Moralee, Ferdinand’s long-time friend and business partner, accused Hodgson of “a total lack of respect”, while Ferdinand tweeted “What reasons?????!!!” in a clear reference to the England manager’s attempt to dismiss the issue.But Ferdinand, who had already seen Everton defender Phil Jagielka called up ahead of him after an injury to Gareth Barry, has moved to calm a potentially explosive issue by insisting he will still support England at the finals.On Monday, he tweeted: “Just so we dont get it twisted ere….i’ll be in a pub somewhere supporting England this summer! Love the lads!”For Hodgson, though, the issue will not go away and he is likely to face more questions at the first opportunity after England arrive at their Krakow base on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Wenger plans ahead but won’t reveal future

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and has yet to sign a new deal © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 25 – Arsene Wenger insists he is working on Arsenal’s future even though he still won’t reveal whether he plans to remain in charge after this season.Wenger is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and has yet to sign a new deal amid calls for his resignation from Arsenal fans frustrated at their team’s disappointing form in recent years. Asked on Tuesday if there was any news on his future, the Frenchman told reporters: “No, no”, and repeated the response when pressed on whether he had any idea when an announcement will be made.And as for whether any decision would be based around how Arsenal perform over the final few weeks of the season, the answer once again was “no”.The 67-year-old gave himself a little breathing space by leading Arsenal to the FA Cup final against Chelsea thanks to Sunday’s 2-1 semi-final win over Manchester City at Wembley.But, with Arsenal struggling to qualify for the Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League, Wenger knows it would only take a loss against Leicester on Wednesday to spark renewed criticism of his reign.Even so, reports suggest he is leaning towards staying and he seemed to validate those suggestions when he talked about looking at transfer targets for next season.“I work until the last day of the season for the future,” he said.“Transfer targets are important for the future of the club. That (my future) is secondary, the future of the club is important.”Wenger’s side host Leicester knowing a victory would move them back up to sixth, three points behind Manchester United and four behind Manchester City, who play each other on Thursday.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be involved against the Foxes despite leaving Wembley on crutches.The England midfielder took a kick to his foot against City and will be assessed before Wenger names his squad.“It was precautionary. It is not a bad injury and we will test him today (Tuesday). Nobody was really injured after the game,” Wenger said.“Overall that win will give us a bit more confidence, I think it will convince everybody that with the right energy level, the right fighting spirit and the right togetherness we can beat everybody.“For morale, yes for sure, for confidence as well. Big games give you the confidence that you can win and that is the most important thing in our job.”Wenger admits Arsenal are likely to have to win all of their remaining games to stand a chance of breaking back into the top four.“It looks like we will, that has to be the target and to achieve that we have to win the next one,” he said.“We have to take the energy level we showed on Sunday into the Premier League.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Soldier’s family given his dog tag, 63 years after he died in fighting on Omaha Beach

first_img“It’s in pretty remarkable condition, considering it was buried in the sand for 58 years,” said National D-Day Memorial Foundation development director Jeff Fulgham, who presented the tag to Clark’s surviving family members. The D-Day Memorial, based in Bedford, Va., keeps records of nearly every American and Allied soldier killed during the invasion, and it helped locate Clark’s family in Huntingdon. “I remember the day the soldiers came and told his mother (that Clark had died),” Park said. “They never accepted it because there was no proof, no body.” The family has only a few personal effects from Clark: two yellowing photos, a couple of letters written during his short service and his Purple Heart. His remains were buried in a cemetery for American soldiers in France. The return of a small piece of metal has reconnected his family to the young soldier’s life that was cut short. “We were just like brother and sister,” said another first cousin, Ava Smothers, 84. Bill Santora said the dog tag was the most cherished piece in his World War II collection, but he was happy to give it up when the memorial officials told him it could be returned to the soldier’s family. HUNTINGDON, Tenn. – The family of Pvt. William Bernice Clark never had a funeral for him, never got to say goodbye and never really accepted his fate among the fallen during the Normandy D-Day landings in World War II. That was until the young soldier’s dog tag, recently discovered in the sands of Omaha Beach in France, was returned to his native Tennessee on Wednesday – exactly 63 years after that tragic day. “This feels like an ending,” said the soldier’s first cousin, 79-year-old Lota Park, who along with another cousin accepted the dog tag at a ceremony in the small town of Huntingdon, about 90 miles west of Nashville. The tag has blackened with age, but his name, identification number, religion (Protestant) and blood type (Type O) are all clearly visible. It remained out of sight for more than five decades until a collector from England found it five years ago while combing the beach for D-Day artifacts, likely near the very spot where the 20-year-old Clark was killed. The collector gave the dog tag to a World War II buff from New Jersey, who turned it over to the National D-Day Memorial. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Cool water lures kids, parents to preview of area pool’s opening

first_imgOn Thursday afternoon, it returned to life to herald its formal summer reopening Saturday, along with nearly three dozen other Los Angeles public pools. Dozens of children in swimsuits splashed and laughed in the pool, easing the more than 85-degree temperatures on the first day of summer. The 60-foot by 120-foot pool has lifeguards on duty and hosts swimming lessons, among other programs. More than 360 people can swim safely in the pool’s 47,000 cubic feet of water. For Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, who spearheaded the effort to replace the damaged pool, five years of frustration were over. At the end of a short reopening ceremony, a fully clothed Zine dived in – with help. “There have been so many hurdles,” Zine said, still dripping after his impromptu swim. Funding had been among the largest obstacles. The cost for the project had originally been estimated at about $2.5 million. It turned out to be $6.5 million. While construction continues to delay the opening of the Northridge pool – also damaged during the 1994 earthquake – Lanark pool opened on schedule. Zine celebrated the reopening as a benefit for the entire community. “Every youngster in the pool could be a youngster out on the streets,” Zine said. Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Michel Moore said the pool is another weapon in the war on gangs in a struggling area. The poverty level in the surrounding area is about 20 percent. But Moore said gang crime has dropped in the area as participation in park programs has jumped. “As I’ve seen personally, the kids don’t want to be involved in criminal nor gang activity, and they go out of their way to avoid the older kids who are involved in gangs,” said Officer Alex Padron, the LAPD’s lead officer for northern Canoga Park. “(The pool) is another place to go to avoid it.” It’s also a place to avoid the heat. And this weekend may get hotter. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the 90s in the region through Sunday. To keep cool Thursday, Fabiola Flores, 35, sat in the shade near Lanark pool and watched her children swim. She smiled, but said she would have been much happier if she had brought her own swimsuit. “It’s weird to see a park that’s a park and a community at the same time,” Flores said of Lanark Park. “Everybody knows everybody.” When Flores heard rumors that the pool might reopen, she didn’t put much stock in them at first. “I started believing it when they started fixing the grass” outside the pool area, she said. Rick Rodriguez grinned as he watched his son and daughter play in the busy pool. He said he hopes it keeps his kids involved in something positive. “This pool is nice, you know?” Rodriguez said. “We need it.” brandon.lowrey@dailynews.com (818) 713-3634 Keeping it cool The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is scheduled to officially open more than 30 seasonal pools citywide at 1p.m. Saturday. At the same time, more than a dozen year-round pools will begin longer, summer hours. Children 17 or younger, seniors 65 and older, and the disabled can swim for free. Adults 18 to 64 pay $1.50. Pools scheduled to open in the San Fernando Valley include: Fernangeles pool at 8851 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley. Granada Hills pool at 16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. North Hollywood pool at 5301 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. Reseda Park pool at 18411 Victory Blvd., Reseda. Ritchie Valens Recreation Center pool at 10731 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima. Sepulveda pool at 8737 Kester Ave., Panorama City. Sun Valley pool at 8123 Vineland Ave., Sun Valley. Sylmar pool at 13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar. Valley Plaza pool at 6715 Laurelgrove Ave., North Hollywood. Verdugo Hills pool at 10654 Irma Ave., Tujunga. Woodland Hills pool at 5858 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills. For more information, call the nearest pool or the city’s Aquatics Division at (323) 906-7953. – Daily News160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANOGA PARK – Twelve-year- old Andrew Payes got ready to fling himself off the diving board yet again Thursday, straight into a brand new and bright blue Lanark Park pool. The ceremonial opening of the long-closed pool offered Andrew and others a sneak preview of the reconstructed facility – and it sure beat the little apartment pools he and his friends had gotten used to. “It’s bigger,” he said as he climbed onto the diving board. “It’s good, because it’s fun to swim, and it coolsyou off.” Shut down in 2001 after being damaged in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the pool at the heart of this community had remained empty and cracked as officials struggled to fund repairs. last_img read more

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They’re sniffing-out animal abusers

first_imgIt was Ashley Chase who, glancing into her neighbor’s Sherman Oaks apartment Monday, saw him drowning his shih tzu in the bathtub for defecating on his carpet. So she grabbed the dog and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while she and her sister Courtney raced him to the Sherman Oaks Veterinary Clinic, where she sprinted the last few blocks to save Toby’s life. The task force filed felony charges of animal cruelty Thursday against Casey Purser, 19, who faces up to three years in prison. “He looked dead, his eyes looked dead, he looked like the devil,” Chase, 24, said of Purser, a tear rolling down her left cheek as she held Toby at a news conference Thursday. “We just want justice.” “I’m thrilled with the task force, beyond thrilled,” said Melya Kaplan, founder of Voice for the Animals, an early task force supporter and proponent of animal education for law enforcement. “The beauty of this thing is the officers are committed to the animals.” Last spring, the task force doubled in size to 14 Los Angeles police and Animal Services officers and an equal number of city and district prosecutors. dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com A pharmacist who beat his schnauzer to death, then stuffed him in the freezer. A drunk who dragged his German shepherd behind his pickup. A teen who tried to drown his shih tzu for soiling the carpet. Animal cruelty cases that once fell through the cracks are now pursued by the Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force – the first in the nation to team up prosecutors, police and animal-control officers. Two years old this month, the force has doubled its officers since April. Since its creation, it has bumped up criminal investigations from a handful a year to more than 200 this year alone, most of them felonies. “We are putting a dent in animal cruelty in the city of Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles police Lt. Tony Lomedico, head of daily operations for the task force. “We are putting people in jail.” After decades of lax enforcement of animal-cruelty laws, Los Angeles now leads the nation in cracking down on dogfighting, cockfighting and animal abuse. The task force combines the gumshoe powers of police, the expertise of animal control and the prosecutorial hammer of city and district attorneys. Its goal: to prevent animals from being hurt at home or killed in bloody contests and to discourage a culture of human and domestic violence that can stem from animal abuse. “For decades, we always protected people from animals,” said City Councilman Tony C rdenas, a co-creator of the task force. “But now, we protect animals from people. “A neighbor who now sees his neighbor beat his dog with a stick now calls us.” last_img read more

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Manchester United fans bemoan Solskjaer after 4-0 Everton thrashing

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 I’d revoke his license #OlesAtTheWheel— Lee Benecke (@leebenecke) April 21, 2019 He then masterminded the historic second-leg comeback at Paris Saint-Germain, having lost the first match 2-0 to send United into the quarter-finals.However, since that night, United have suffered six defeats in their last eight matches, including losing 3-0 at Barcelona on Wednesday and most recently a 4-0 defeat at Everton.Goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson gave the Toffees a deserved half-time lead, with further strikes following after the break from Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott to pile on the misery.Fans were far from impressed with what they have seen from the Red Devils at Goodison Park and took to social media to vent their disgust… Welcome back @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/au0B1g5QAg— Sid (@Sxne19V2) April 21, 2019 tense Not seen the hashtag #OlesAtTheWheel for a while… Could this be the worst managerial appointment of all time…??Feel good factor has well and truly gone… Odds on him being replaced by the start of next season ??? 🤔— Jimmy McNeil (@jimmymac0110) April 21, 2019 Scammer of the year. He fooled United board into thinking that he’s a capable coach.He got the job in long term and also got back to being an average coach.loooooooooooool#olesatthewheel pic.twitter.com/eYShwHeoQ0— uǝıqɐʌno⊥ lnɐԀ (@pedouardlouis) April 21, 2019 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED shining The Bus is clearly not being well driven since Ole’s at the wheel with a job security and fat paycheck.#manUTD are playing like early ’19 #Everton and vice versa 😂Doubting whether it was a good decision to be so eager and too early to give him the contract.#OlesAtTheWheel— Atit (@atitLongThreads) April 21, 2019 LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watches on at Goodison Park after another miserable afternoon for Manchester United 2 Haven’t tweeted for a while but today I’m saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a scam. Which wheel is he really on??? pic.twitter.com/z6dkTR4J2Q— Unknown👑 (@Afodinyene) April 21, 2019center_img gameday cracker huge blow Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson were on target as Everton thrashed Manchester United Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Take a look at some of the reaction on social media below Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had something of a reality check in recent weeks since being appointed permanently as Manchester United’s manager.Solskjaer’s first 18 games in charge of United following his arrival in December, saw the club notch 14 wins and he was credited with lifting the mood, while getting the best out of players such as Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. no dice Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Manchester United should sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and reappoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim boss— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) April 21, 2019 REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ole Gunnar Solskjaer trying to rejuvenate this United side pic.twitter.com/HYgCKcjl1a— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) April 21, 2019 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars deals Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

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Celtic record £17.4m profit after first half of season

first_imgThe first half of the 2017/18 campaign saw Celtic qualify for the group stages of the Champions League for the second successive season.They retained the League Cup and set a record-breaking 69-game unbeaten domestic run, picking up on the previous year’s form.Chairman Ian Bankier highlighted in a statement on the Celtic website that it was also during this period the club secured Olivier Ntcham and Kundai Benyu on permanent deals while Partrick Roberts rejoined.“We are delighted with the sustained period of success on the pitch, as Brendan Rodgers, his backroom team and the players have built on their achievements of last season,” Bankier said. “Our profit on disposal of intangible assets of £0.5m (2016: £2.0m) largely reflects the transfer of the registrations of Gary Mackay Steven and Saidy Janko.“The board is also pursuing initiatives to enhance the club’s assets at Celtic Park, so as to aid our playing competitiveness, as in the case of the recent pitch improvements, and to develop and commercialise the space we occupy, as in the case of our recent planning application for a hotel, retail store and museum.“The board’s investment policy, nonetheless, recognises the uncertainty inherent in football, and our long held strategy of operating a self-sustaining financial model.”Looking forward to the next six months, Bankier continued: “At the time of writing, we sit eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership and, as we continue to progress in the Scottish Cup, we retain the prospect of winning an historic back to back domestic treble.“Subsequently, during the January 2018 transfer window, we have invested further by acquiring the permanent registrations of experienced German Bundesliga defender Marvin Compper, exciting young Scottish talents Lewis Morgan and Jack Hendry and the temporary registrations of sought after midfielder Charly Musonda and goalkeeper Scott Bain.“The board is committed to a course of investment in the playing squad so as to be as competitive as we can be within the structure of Scottish football and on the European stage.”Bankier doesn’t expect such high results the next time Celtic hold their six-month review though.“In this period we will play fewer home fixtures and revenue from European competition will be lower,” he continued. “Our key objectives for the remainder of the year are to win the Premiership, secure the Scottish Cup and build towards the European qualifiers in the summer. “The club will also continue to look at ways in which to develop Celtic Park and the surrounding area to create a destination and match day experience that all Celtic fans can be proud of.” Celtic made a post-tax profit of £17.4m in the final six months of 2017, according to the club’s interim report.The figure is slightly down on the same period in 2016 but revenue increased by 17 per cent to £71.5m.The club reported they had £30.9m net cash in the bank at the end of the year – more than £12m up from a year earlier.Revenue from football and stadium operations was up more than £4million to £26.8million while multi-media and commercial income experienced a similar rise to £34million. last_img read more

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Two-Lane Highway Closed in Graham County

first_imgAt 1 a.m., this morning, the N.C. Department of Transportation was forced to close N.C. 28 in Graham County due to debris in the road.The closure is about 13 miles from the Tennessee state line and one mile east of Cable Cove Road on the south side of Lake Fontana.A crew cleared mud, rocks and boulders from the highway when a small slide occurred  yesterday morning. More debris tumbled down last night.Drivers will need to detour around the slide utilizing N.C. 143 and N.C. 129 when heading in either direction, a distance of 26 miles for through traffic. The detour will remain in place until NCDOT clears the road and deems the hill stable. An average of 940 vehicles travel the road daily based on the last traffic count in 2016.NCDOT reminds motorists to obey all posted signs, follow directions of flaggers, and be aware of unexpected obstacles.last_img read more

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Use Dropbox for Project Collaboration with Chatbox

first_imgTags:#cloud#saas Chatbox is a free OSX application that adds project collaboration features to Dropbox. It adds the ability to leave comments on or chat in real-time about about particular files and folders in Dropbox. Everything is stored in Dropbox, so you don’t need to register an account with Chatbox.Chatbox was created by the team at PandaDesk, which offers a more featured collaboration platform, including status updates and tasks and milestones. PandaDesk integrates with Dropbox.If you need something more cross-platform and business ready, Box and Huddle are enterprise-grade file storage and document collaboration services. Huddle has a special emphasis on project management. You can read our story on AKQA’s Huddle deployment here.Also, Google Docs recently revamped its comments to improve collaboration. klint finley A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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