View comments France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal against Argentina in the World Cup Round of 16. APKAZAN, Russia — What Lionel Messi has never done, 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe did twice.The quick-footed French teenager scored two goals in a five-minute span of the second half to help his team rally for a 4-3 victory over Argentina. Saturday’s victory gave France a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT He became the second teenager to score multiple goals in a knockout match at the World Cup. Pele was the other, doing it twice at 17 at the 1958 World Cup.“It is flattering to be the second one after Pele but let’s put things in context. Pele is another category,” Mbappe said. “But it’s good to be among the players to score in knockout matches.”With the score 2-2, Mbappe got his first goal with a cool finish from a tight angle in the 64th minute, his low shot going under Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani. Four minutes later, he slotted past Armani again after he was put through on goal by a deft pass from Oliver Giroud.Mbappe also helped France to its first goal. Following a sustained period of early pressure, he won a penalty after a 40-meter burst of speed that ended with him being brought down by Marcos Rojo. Antoine Griezmann then scored from the spot in the 13th minute, sending Armani the wrong way.“Our team is much younger, but we are there. We answered the call,” France coach Didier Deschamps said. “It was not easy because we were leading and then there was an equalizer. Then they led 2-1, but we kept fighting. There is an excellent mentality in this group and we did everything to go further. We couldn’t miss it and we did win it.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For Messi, it means he still has never won a major international title with Argentina.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES Mbappe was born a few months after France won the 1998 World Cup at home, its only title at the tournament. Deschamps was the captain of that team and Zinedine Zidane scored two goals in the final.“People remember more the World Cup victory than the year I was born,” Mbappe said. “It is normal (because) it was the time we were World Cup winners, so that is obviously what they remember.”France, which has reached the quarterfinals at consecutive World Cups for the first time, will next face either Portugal or Uruguay on Friday in Nizhny Novgorod. Blaise Matuidi will miss the match after receiving a second yellow card of the tournament.Argentina briefly took the lead in the 48th minute at Kazan Arena, but France defender Benjamin Pavard equalized nine minutes later with a superb strike from outside the area.“It is too soon to analyze concrete mistakes we might have made,” Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said. “I am sure there might have been mistakes.”Argentina got its goals from Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Mercado and late substitute Sergio Aguero. Messi set up the latter two, first sending a shot on goal that Mercado deflected into the net in the 48th.With time winding down, Messi gave Argentina a bit of hope with a cross to the left that Aguero headed into goal in stoppage time.Di Maria’s goal was one of the best of the tournament. Following a throw-in, he hit a hard shot from 30 yards that curled into the top right corner, beyond the dive of France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.“We played against a team that was very, very fast in transitions,” Sampaoli said. “We were able to turn around the match but after a very short time during a very strange play, we lost our advantage.”For Argentina, it was the first time the team has scored three goals in a competitive match and lost. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Messi, who turned 31 during his fourth and possibly final World Cup, set up a pair of goals but again failed to score in a knockout match at the biggest event in soccer.Mbappe got his two in his first attempt.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 crown“Of course, as I’ve already and always said, in the World Cup you have all the top level players so it is an opportunity to show what you can do and what your abilities are,” said Mbappe, who now has three goals in Russia. “There is no better place than a World Cup.”Mbappe was a constant threat to Argentina’s creaking defense with his speed and skill and was at the heart of France’s often-breathtaking display, particularly in the middle of the second half. After departure from UST, Sta. 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Despite attracting about US$16 billion in foreign direct investment into the economy, the Government of Liberia faces the disturbing, embarrassing reality that a majority of its population battles daily against extreme poverty, forcing thousands to fetch food and things to sell from dumpsites around the main cities.For many months now, an entire community called, Own Your Own, located on the periphery of the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, have been surviving on “trash” dumped in an open area closely situated opposite the newly constructed U.S. military Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU).Own Your Own (OYO), a community in the township of Harlandsville, comes to a standstill most mornings and afternoons when garbage collected from other parts of the city are transported there for disposal.Interestingly, a bulk of the trash disposed in that locality is being generated by ArcelorMittal, an acclaimed international steel giant that has an investment of US$800 million for phase 1 and US$1.7 billion for phase 2 projects in Buchanan and other parts of Liberia.The residents say that trucks from Mittal’s facility, the U.S. military stationed in the county and other sites arrive daily to dump their garbage at OYO. The arrival of these garbage trucks brings hundreds of people to the site in search of food and any items they can salvage to sell for their survival.Grand Bassa County Superintendent Etweda Cooper confirmed what is taking place at the OYO dumpsite, saying, “that has been going on for a very long time now.” She expressed disappointment over the situation, but maintained that so many people including women and their children scavenging (searching) daily in the dumpsite to survive does not show extreme poverty in the county.According to one of the consumers of the items from the dumpsite who declined to be named, they search the garbage to collect food for their households and also take other materials they collect to sell at the general market in Buchanan City.An aging lady believed to be in her late 70s, proudly said; “Sometimes we take good, good things from here and sell them in the market and use the money for other things to keep our families up.”The lady is quoted as saying, “When the trucks come, my children and I get here soon so we can be able to get something for ourselves.”Asked what items she and her children collect, the lady said plastic water bottles, food, cooking utensils and dishes, among others.Another able bodied young man standing by, joined the conversation saying; “The place is not packed today because since last night, no truck has dumped.”According to another man who wants to be called Two Face, “most often when trucks are coming here, the dumpsite giants gather here first and collect whatever they want before others, including women and children, can get closer to join the forage.“Buchanan City Cooperation (BCC) trucks bring the garbage with sometimes human waste and just dump them here with no regard to environmental laws. There are families whose lives are tied to this dumpsite and for that reason, they go looking for no job because they use proceeds from here to care for their families. I’m a motorcyclist and stop by at times to get something for myself,” Two Face said with simile.Even though ArcelorMittal has promised a “brighter future for Liberians” through its motto: “Transforming Tomorrow,” yet many people come here fighting for food and other materials to survive, James Mayougo, a commuter between the township and Buchanan City told the Daily Observer.However, the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf campaigned on the platform of reducing poverty by fighting corruption. Many political commentators blamed this tragic state of affairs on poor governance.Though President Sirleaf introduced the famous “Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS)” years ago with the aim of alleviating poverty, a political scientist said; “There remains thousands of Liberians who at the moment are still living below US$1 a day, according to the United Nations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 19-year-old footballer, Jobe Caesar, who was in January remanded for allegedly attacking and robbing his ex-girlfriend, but was later granted bail, had his bail revoked by Magistrate Faith McGusty on Wednesday.Jobe CaesarAccording to reports, Caesar, who was ordered to stay away from the Virtual Complainant (VC), Jennifer Valdium, breached the said protective order. He reportedly attacked the young woman. The court heard on Wednesday that the defendant, who was previously granted $150,000 bail, also failed to comply with a stipulation attached to bail – that he report to the Police Station once per week until the completion of the case. Based on his failure to comply with both conditions of his bail, he was remanded to prison. The case will continue on April 3, 2019.The charge against Caesar, of Albouystown, Georgetown, stated that he on November 25, 2018 at Albert and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, unlawfully and maliciously damaged a motor car valued $3.5 million, property of Valdium.On the same day at the said location, Caesar, while being armed with a gun, robbed the woman of her cellphone valued $30,000. The teen is a player attached to the Fruta Conquerors football team.
Global demographic trends have shifted in recent years as life expectancy has increased and birth rates decreased, said Professor Sarah Harper, director of the institute. Contrary to the commonly held belief that older people are draining state resources, the study indicates they are more independent and active in social and economic life than previously thought. “People in their 50s and 70s are very different now than they were before. They are making a tremendous contribution to society,” Harper said. Older people volunteer for more than 13 million hours per year, which in Britain alone amounts to $3.1 billion worth of unpaid work. Older people in the U.S. have reported being healthier than the global average, with 72 percent of 70- to 79-year-olds reporting feeling in good health. One-fifth of people in this age group continue to work. LONDON – Senior citizens are important engines of society, not dependent burdens, according to an international study on aging released Tuesday that shows that one in 10 people in their 70s still works. People in their 60s and 70s continue to play a vital role in the economy as many report feeling healthier and choosing to reject a quiet retirement, the study from Oxford University’s Institute of Aging shows. “The future of old people is not penury or dependence. They have become turbos rather than the brakes of our community,” said Clive Bannister, managing director of HSBC Insurance, which asked the institute to conduct the study so it could learn about consumer behavior. Researchers interviewed more than 21,000 people between the ages of 40 and 79 in about 20 countries for the largest study of its kind. The aim was to explore attitudes about life in the elder years and retirement. Seniors who postpone retirement also boost tax revenues. Nearly half of individuals in their 40s and 50s surveyed said they would work for as long as possible and more than one-third of people in their 60s are still working now. Eleven percent of people in their 70s still work.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An online casino has a piece of Capt. Kirk. Actor William Shatner has sold his kidney stone for $25,000, with the money going to a housing charity, it was announced Tuesday. Shatner reached agreement Monday to sell the stone to GoldenPalace.com. “This takes organ donors to a new height – to a new low, maybe. How much is a piece of me worth?” he said in a telephone interview. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card GoldenPalace.com is noted for its collection of oddities, which includes a partially eaten cheese sandwich thought to contain the image of the Virgin Mary. “This is a bold new addition to our fleet,” GoldenPalace.com Chief Executive Officer Richard Rowe said in a statement. The money will go to Habitat for Humanity, which builds houses for the needy. “This would be the first Habitat for Humanity house built out of stone,” joked Darren Julien, president of Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions, which handled the sale. Shatner, who played Kirk on the original “Star Trek” TV show and won an Emmy for his role on “Boston Legal,” passed the stone last fall. The stone was so big, Shatner said, “you’d want to wear it on your finger.” “If you subjected it to extreme heat, it might turn out to be a diamond,” he added. Shatner said the idea of selling the stone came up after “Boston Legal” raised $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity. With the money for the stone, Shatner said, there is about enough funding to build half a house. GoldenPalace.com originally offered $15,000 for the stone, but Shatner turned it down, noting that his “Star Trek” tunics have commanded more than $100,000. His counteroffer was accepted.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
GAA Bingo- In St Mary’s Hall every Thursday Evening at 9.00pm Everyone Welcome.Club Iorras February: €50 – James B Kelly Dunaff, €30 – Gerard Friel Dunaff, €20 – Michael Farren Ballyliffen/Letterkenny.Match & Win for 28/02/2013 No’s Drawn 5,6,16,21 No Jackpot Winner, Next Weeks Jackpot Is €1,180.00, €15 Consolation Winners Were Paddy Harkin Annagh, Philip Porter Rooskey, Lexie & Ann c/o Bingo, Sally Mooney Tullagh,Ben Harkin Malin Head. Senior & Reserves Training In Straid On Tuesday and Friday Evenings contact Danny Kelly 0868780893.UNDERAGE TRAINING TIMES:Under 8’s – Saturday’s at 11am – €1 per person – Main Coach is Nicola Lagan 0866030736 Under 10’s – Friday from 5-6pm – €2 per child – this will be outside on the Astro turf pitch at the back of the Youth Club – Main Coach is Susan McCarron 0863945954Under 12’s – Thursday’s at 4pm in Straid – Main Coach is John Canny 0863782646.Under 13,14’s – There will be training in the Youth Club on Fridays please be there at 6.30pm sharp and ready to start €2.00 a head to cover costs Contact David Hession 0860538537 for further information.Under 16’s – Tuesday’s at 5pm in Straid – Main Coach John Friel 0860523550.Club Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Donal Kelly 0876461707.Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie. Any items for the notes please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 4th, 2013 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:Urris GAA club notes
Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Football News Claudio Ranieri has been appointed the new manager of Fulham following Slavisa Jokanovic’s sacking, the Premier League club have confirmed.Jokanovic leaves with the Craven Cottage club bottom of the Premier League table having won just a single of their 12 matches to date. shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Claudio Ranieri’s Premier League Record BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED REPLY huge blow Matches: 209Wins: 104Draws: 55Losses: 50Goals for: 354Goals against: 221 ADVICE REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Jokanovic was widely tipped to get the sack with Fulham in dire straits Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice “The objective at Fulham should never be to merely survive in the Premier League. We must at all times be a difficult opponent and should expect to succeed.“This Fulham squad has exceptional talent that is contrary to its position in the table. I know this team is very capable of better performances, which we will work on straight away as we prepare for Southampton at the Cottage.”The match against fellow relegation battlers Saints is in a week-and-a-half, on Saturday, November 24.Shahid Khan, the Fulham chairman, added: “I wasn’t anticipating having to make this announcement related to Slavisa and wish the circumstances were such that I didn’t have to, but our path this season has led me to make what I know is the correct decision, at the right time, for our players, the Club and our supporters. “Slavisa will always have my appreciation and respect for everything he did to return Fulham to top-flight football. I am hoping everyone in the Fulham Family shares my heartfelt sentiments for Slavisa and joins me in wishing him success and good fortune, wherever his next stop may be.”Jokanovic leaves Craven Cottage one month shy of his three-year anniversary with the club, with a record that reads 64 wins, 36 draws and 45 defeats in 145 matches.The highlight of his spell with Fulham was undoubtedly securing their return to the Premier League with a play-off defeat of Aston Villa in May. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1 Shahid Khan today announced that he has appointed Claudio Ranieri as Manager of Fulham Football Club, replacing Slaviša Jokanović.👉 https://t.co/BUE1vNnvaO pic.twitter.com/pfxS97ONPG— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) November 14, 2018His final game was Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield, which left the Cottagers three points off safety.Ranieri, 67, has been handed a multi-year contract. This is his first job in English football since guiding Leicester to the Premier League title in 2015/16 before being sacked in February 2017.The Italian said: “It is an honour to accept Mr. Khan’s invitation and opportunity to lead Fulham, a fantastic club with tradition and history. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY Ranieri’s first taste of English football came with Chelsea between 2000 and 2004, when he guided the club to a Champions League semi-final and an FA Cup final.Prior to his spell at Stamford Bridge, he masterminded successive promotions with Italian club Cagliari, reaching Serie A in 1989.Then after time spent with Napoli and Fiorentina, the Italian moved to Spain where he won the UEFA Intertoto Cup and Copa del Rey with Valencia and briefly took charge of Atletico Madrid.His four years at Stamford Bridge were followed by spells in Italy with Parma, Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan, before success in France with Monaco.Ranieri won Ligue 2 with the French club in 2012/13 and then finished second in Ligue 1 the following year.Either side of his famous time with Leicester, Ranieri briefly coached Greece and French club Nantes.
Bournemouth have had a generally good season so far 2 Bournemouth defender Adam Smith could be out for up to three months after picking up a knee injury against Newcastle earlier this month.The full-back was stretchered off after receiving eight minutes of treatment during the Cherries’ 2-1 defeat at St James’ Park. huge blow 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice Latest Football News BEST OF And despite Smith’s injury and the Newcastle defeat it’s been a very good season for Bournemouth so far, who lie sixth in the Premier League table.Their next game sees them host fifth-placed Arsenal on Sunday. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED ADVICE Manager Eddie Howe was initially very concerned, admitting Smith’s injury looked serious.But after undergoing extensive medical assessment the damage to Smith’s knee did not appear as serious as first feared.The club announced Smith, 27, underwent a procedure to repair a cartilage tear in his right knee on Saturday. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY The injury is not as bad as first feared Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card
Two employees of a Donegal car dealership have refused to accept a compensation cheque from a former county councillor who attacked them – because the cheque is from their own employer.Former county councillor Gareth ReidBusinessman Gareth Reid was before Letterkenny District Court today after previously pleading guilty to assault. The 31 year old attacked the two men after he was fired from his grandfather JJ Reid’s car dealership in November, 2012.Reid waited outside the Letterkenny offices after he was fired and attacked company directors Patrick McGinty and Alan Stoddard.Mr McGinty was left with a bloody nose, a cut eyebrow and a sore jaw after being punched by Reid while Mr Stoddard was kicked during the attack and ended up on the ground.The case was adjourned until today to allow Reid to pay compensation of €500 to Mr McGinty and a further €250 to Mr Stoddard.However the court was told that the two victims in the case would not accept the cheque as it is a business cheque in the name of JJ Reid – the accused man’s grandfather.Inspector Michael Harrison said the men are annoyed and feel that Gareth Reid has “not been held accountable for his actions.”Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said the cheques had ben signed for but they were not now being accepted.“My client got a loan off the money and that is a matter for himself and his grandfather. They have taken cheques but they have not accepted them. It is an internal issue,” said Mr Dillon.The court heard the victims now planned to go and see Mr Reid’s grandfather who had signed the compensation cheques.Judge Paul Kelly said there was obviously an issue for the victims in relation to the compensation cheque.He added that the cheque can be cancelled and adjourned the matter until May 19th.“There is a very simple way of dealing with this,” added Judge Kelly.* Gareth Reid arrived back in court this evening after securing €750 in cash to pay his victims.His solicitor Kieran Dillon said he had a receipt which sowed he had withdrawn the cash from his own bank account.Mr Dillon said as Gardai did not accept cash, he would write the two victims two cheques which he hoped they would accept.Judge Paul Kelly then bound Reid to keep the peace for a period of two years.He adjourned the case for mention on May 17th.MEN REFUSE COMPENSATION CHEQUE FROM FORMER COUNTY COUNCILLOR WHO ATTACKED THEM was last modified: February 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultattackcompensation chequeGareth ReidJJ ReidLetterkenny District Court
WASHINGTON – The government has decided to maintain the testing and ratings system it uses to help consumers evaluate new automobiles in head-on collisions despite complaints that the program needs an upgrade. The decision, to be published today in the Federal Register, calls for keeping the current 35-mph test in frontal crashes for the ratings system “until we have established the sound science necessary to provide a basis for revising the program.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducts frontal and side crash tests on vehicles, which are then rated on a scale of one star to five stars to help consumers judge how a vehicle handles a crash or a rollover. Five stars represents the top score. Authors of a Government Accountability Office report in April wrote that, because of the growth in popularity of sport utility vehicles and light trucks, the government’s crash test program, started in 1978, needs upgrades to remain relevant. Not upgrading the system “defeats the whole purpose” of having a consumer program that tests above the compliance level, she said, since recent changes to the minimum safety standards will require vehicles to be tested at 35 mph, an increase of 5 mph. Eron Shosteck, a spokesman for the Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers, said the industry supported more research and analysis of the data to find ways of improving the system. 160Want 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The report noted that most vehicles receive four or five stars, making it difficult for consumers to compare safety attributes in vehicles. The authors also questioned whether the system gives automakers enough incentives to improve vehicle safety. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials – in retaining the current consumer program of full-frontal barrier test procedure, test speed of 35 mph, crash-test dummies and rating system – said more research would be needed to establish a new frontal system. In a joint written report, they said such a system needs to complement safety standards and drive “the market toward improved safety for frontal occupant protection without unintended consequences.” Potential changes had included increasing the testing speed to 40 mph, adding an offset test that focuses the impact on one side of the vehicle’s front end and adding a variety of dummies to include ones simulating a petite woman and children. Officials also considered changing the rating system to make it more difficult to earn five stars. Jacqueline Gillan, vice president for Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, which had supported upgrades to the program, said the consumer program had always “set the bar a little higher” than the federal safety standard cars must meet to be sold.