Kane double gives England victory over Tunisia

first_imgA stoppage-time header from two-goal Harry Kane gave England a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday.A 35th minute Ferjani Sassi penalty had cancelled out Kane’s 11th minute opener.After the break, England, who had wasted several good chances in the first half, struggled to break down the deep defending African side.But from a Kieran Trippier corner, a glancing header from Harry Maguire found Kane at the back post and he nodded home to give England a winning start.last_img

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Leaving it late – last-gasp goals light up World Cup

first_imgIf you like late goals that turn soccer matches on their head, this is the World Cup for you.Players like Marcos Rojo, whose dramatic 86th minute volley against Nigeria kept Argentina’s hopes alive, have scored many more vital late goals in the group matches than at the same stage of the previous two World Cups.The thrilling finales have included the one that saw the shock exit of champions Germany on Wednesday.As the first stage of the World Cup closed on Thursday, figures show how consequential much of the late action has been.In the group matches, 26 goals were scored after the 80th minute, of which 13 – or 50 per cent – have been winners or equalisers, according to an analysis by Reuters of data provided by sports data firm Opta.The total does not include other late goals which added to the drama of games but did not change their outcome, such as the second of Brazil’s stoppage time goals against Costa Rica or South Korea’s second goal against Germany in the dying seconds.By comparison, during the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, 26 goals were also scored after the 80th minute but only eight — or 31 percent — were decisive.In 2010, in South Africa, five of 20 similarly late goals – or 25 percent – settled group stage matches.“There are so many late goals being scored that you need some luck as well,” Germany’s Marco Reus said after his team’s win over Sweden in Group F on June 23, which was clinched by a Toni Kroos strike just seconds before the final whistle.While Germany were stunningly knocked out a few days later, after the nerve-wrecking climax of their game against modest South Korea, the late goal drama has mostly favoured the bigger teams competing in Russia.Harry Kane scored in injury time to secure England’s 2-1 over Tunisia in their first match of the tournament while Uruguay left it late to beat Egypt with an 89th-minute goal from Jose Gimenez.But the underdogs have had their fun too. Iran slotted home a penalty in the 93rd minute of their match against Portugal which ended 1-1 and Morocco went ahead against Spain in the 81st minute, only for the Spaniards to level in stoppage time.The profusion of so many late and important goals in Russia seems to be connected with the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee system.Alex Olshansky, an independent soccer analyst based in New York, said matches were tending to run a bit longer because of the use of VAR during games, adding to the amount of stoppage time being played and increasing the chances of late goals.“Defenders also get tired,” he said. “It’s easy for us to watch on our couches and not realise that these guys have just run six miles over the last two hours. Sometimes, teams lose their shape towards the very end.”last_img read more

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Roces rues lack of teamwork as BanKo Perlas remains winless

first_imgTrump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit “We haven’t been complete since the start of the conference,” said Roces who had 12 points in the loss. “We really lack the players so we really can’t rotate our pieces, and we still lack the teamwork.”“Just a little more, but we still need to be complete as a team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’BanKo started its campaign in the Open Conference without Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, who were on vacation after graduating from University of the Philippines, and Rysabelle Devandero.Roces said they’re able to practice but some players have day jobs and they couldn’t organize off-court activities where the players can bond outside of volleyball. LSU title parade draws massive crowds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img View comments “We’re able to practice every day but some of us are working, some are only able to join us at night,” said Roces. “We don’t have any time to bond so I guess that’s another thing we have to work out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos MOST READ Beermen celebrate with fans as Grand Slam talks continue LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBanKo Perlas skipper Sue Roces said Wednesday it’s her team’s lack of teamwork that’s been the major factor in their skid at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.The Perlas Spikers started the tournament 0-2 and their latest defeat was at the hands of Pocari Sweat in four sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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“Dedication to Daddy” for NCC on Sunday

first_imgH&T Theatre Arts Group will be staging its Father’s Day Cultural Extravaganza titled “Dedication to Daddy” at the National Cultural Centre on June 18, at 20:00h.The production will be staged under the directorship of Sheron Cadogan-Taylor, Playwright/Director/Producer, who promises that it will be a night to remember.The musical-drama depicts the trials and triumphs of our male folk, young and old, and will see performances by award-winning dramatists Mark Luke-Edwards, Nathaya Whaul, Sean Thompson, Simone Dowding, Sonia Yarde, and Paul Budnah. Colin Ambrose, Barbara Lee, Keon Heywood, and Cleveland Hutson will be serenading the audience with their melodious voices, while Makini Harry-Thompson will lend her voice in poetry.In addition, the show will feature dance performances from Free Souls Dance Theatre and Jennifer Ramdeo.The producers have indicated that a few fathers will be given special honours during the show.The programme starts at 20:00h sharp and tickets costs $1500. The producers promise a spectacular show with treats for all fathers in attendance. It is entertainment for the entire family.last_img read more

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Guyana may lose doctors – Opposition MP

first_imgGratuity to pension…Public Health Ministry extends olive branchThe country’s health care system will face further difficulties with the administration’s decision to switch doctors to the pension scheme, as many doctors are likely to migrate in search of better opportunities.Dr Vindhya PersaudThis is the firm view of People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament (MP) the outspoken Dr Vindhya Persaud, who told Guyana Times that she is disappointed by Government’s move. She said that doctors are very important and many of them work above and beyond the call of duty. Taking them off contract would lead to a reduction in their earnings, and they do not deserve to be so treated; they neither desire nor deserve to be placed in a pension scheme. Doctors employed by the Public Health Ministry earn less than some other doctors, and if they were to be transferred to the pension scheme, it would mean their losing not only their gratuity, but their on-call earnings.“They have families to raise and have expenses like everyone. They are working long hours and have been part of the public health system. I know what those hours can do to you. And now you are telling them that this is an imposition, and you are just severing them with no severance pay and you are not giving them the percentage back on their salaries. So they are losing all the way round,” Dr Persaud said.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceAccording to her, doctors at most major public hospitals have complained about the sudden imposition of this new policy. “They feel it’s an attack on them because they are working, they are giving back and contributing, and yet they are being penalised.The opposition MP raised concerns that some doctors, particularly those who have completed their first degree in medicine at the University of Guyana, may opt to find employment overseas.“The conditions (overseas) and the salary are much better. So, if they have an opportunity to stay (overseas), they will. So, we will lose resources from Guyana. Those who have contracts or were under contracts, they have no choice, but the others will opt for a better salary,” she reasoned.This change, according to Dr Persaud, does not auger well for the country’s health care system, which is currently under-resourced, especially in specialist areas.“The problem of shortages will just get worse because, if you lose key resource people, then you are creating a burden on the economy in terms of health care. What we want is the doctors who have earned their first-degree, we want to encourage them to stay and specialise and expand the delivery of health care by delivery of specialist services,” Dr. Persaud told Guyana Times.Temporary and contract workers whose emoluments fall within the GS3 to GS14 salary scales will be affected by the change that Government plans to implement through the Public Service Commission. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has also criticised Government, stating that by forcing doctors to accept the unpopular pension scheme, doctors who joined with expectations of gratuity will exit the public service as soon as their contract comes up for renewal.Olive branchMeanwhile, following much criticism for the decision, the Public Health Ministry has extended the olive branch to local doctors. A notice originating from the Public Health Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Collette Adams, was sent out inviting all contracted medical doctors in the Government’s employ to a meeting with Ministry officials.According to the stated agenda in the notice, the doctors would be meeting to discuss the removal of the doctors from their gratuity arrangement. The meeting is set for April 10 at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) from 09:00hrs.But while the Ministry’s conciliatory approach will be a welcome sign to the disaffected doctors, Guyana Times understands that the notice was sent out only after some disaffected doctors procured the services of an attorney-at-law. A letter was then dispatched warning of legal action. According to sources, the letter had demanded that an explanation for the switch be made to the doctors, whom this publication understands were not consulted in the first place.The lawyer’s letter was sent to the MoPH on March 31, and had also included a seven day deadline for a response from the Ministry, failing which legal proceedings would be initiated.Guyana Times first broke the story, revealing that as of March 24, temporary and contract workers within the GS3 and GS14 salary scales (including doctors) would be switched from gratuity benefits to pension. The Ministry of Public Health and Government officials have since maintained a carefully guarded silence on the matter, despite outcries from the Guyana Medical Association (GMA) and other groups.The GMA had also joined the voices calling on the Government to reverse the measures it had taken against benefits medical doctors formerly enjoyed.last_img read more

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She has promises to keep, miles to go

first_imgLladro Gallery on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills sits on some of the world’s most expensive real estate. The Mawella refugee camp in Sri Lanka sits on some of its poorest. In a few weeks, the two worlds will come together, thanks to the humanitarian efforts of Dr. Martina Fuchs, a 44-year-old pediatrician from Studio City. Her mission started in December 2004, as she watched the news broadcasts of the devastating tsunami that killed an estimated 300,000 people. Together, they opened a clinic in the Mawella refugee camp in southern Sri Lanka – a place so impoverished that people couldn’t even afford the 10 cents to take the bus to the hospital five miles away. “There were two small, empty rooms in the back of a building for people to stay who had lost everything,” she said. “With 45,000 people killed, just about everyone in Sri Lanka had lost someone. “The rooms had no doors or windows. We put them in, painted the walls, built an examination table, hung curtains for privacy, and ran electricity in. “Within a few days, the line outside the clinic stretched through the camp. Not just children – everyone came. Old people, pregnant women. “It soon became evident we needed to give them more than medical help. They needed emotional and psychological support, as well. “One poor woman had to choose which of her children’s hands to let go of when the waters washed over them. She let go of her 8-year-old daughter, who drowned, and held onto her 6-year-old son, who survived. No amount of medicine is going to fix that. “We tried to ease the fear in the kids by having them paint us a picture of the tsunami in exchange for a tennis ball. We gave out more than 100 tennis balls.” Before she left six weeks later, Fuchs found a doctor willing to keep her clinic going three days a week. “I made them a promise I would not forget them,” she said. “And I do not break my promises.” Back at home, Fuchs turned to her friends and colleagues to help her start the Real Medicine Foundation, a nonprofit network of doctors and individuals who, like her, just wanted to help. In two years, the Real Medicine Foundation has grown to 80 professionals, in and out of the medical field, working in nine countries. With clinics and other health projects in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Mozambique, they’re able to respond to both natural disasters and human tragedies. Fuchs herself returned to Sri Lanka last year to open two preschools for kids who lost their parents in the tsunami. “We’ve got people from all walks of life now, offering us not only medical but economic and social support so we can grow and help even more people,” she said Monday. Which brings us back to Beverly Hills. At 6 p.m. Aug. 16, a fundraiser for the Real Medicine Foundation will be held at the Lladro Gallery, 408 N. Rodeo Drive. There will be entertainment and an auction of artwork from Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Jean Michel Basquiat, Dennis Hopper and many other well-known artists and actors. For more information, see www.realmedicinefoundation.org. All because a Studio City pediatrician made a promise to the kids in the Mawella refugee camp. And she does not break a promise. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Looking at all those children who had lost everything was the first time in my life something touched me that deeply,” she said. Deeply enough that she dropped everything and traveled alone to Sri Lanka to offer her medical skills. She could have waited and gone through the months-long process of signing on and traveling with a relief agency, but Fuchs didn’t think the homeless orphans she saw on TV had time to wait. “My friends said I was crazy, that I couldn’t go alone. I was scared, sure, but this was too important for me not to go.” Fuchs filled two suitcases with medicine and one with clothes, and caught the next flight out. Along the way she met a carpenter from Australia and a plumber from Scotland who were on their way to help, too. last_img read more

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Man United fans ‘shocked’ as Ander Herrera is left out of Champions League squad

first_img1 Herrera is said to be fully fit but has still been overlooked Ander Herrera will be feeling a little sorry for himself right now.The Manchester United midfielder has been left out of the squad to face Basel in the Champions League tonight.Herrera is said to be fully fit but has still been overlooked by boss Jose Mourinho as the Red Devils make their return to European football’s elite competition.Paul Pogba, who has been made captain, and Nemanja Matic will play in the centre of the park at Old Trafford against the Swiss outfit.And it’s safe to say fans are feeling a little sorry for one of their terrace favourites.talkSPORT takes a look at the best reactions from fans online…center_img [View the story “‘You’d have put money on Herrera being captain’ ” on Storify]last_img

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Delight as over €11,000 raised for Irish Motor Neuron Disease and Donegal Good & New Cancer Bus

first_imgLocal fundraisers raised a whopping €11,000 for Irish Motor Neuron Disease and The Good & New Cancer Bus.Carol Mc Carron and Alma O Donnell, each received cheques for €5,535.00 on behalf of Irish Motor Neuron Disease and The Good & New Cancer Bus respectively. The funds were raised by the Robin Cannon Tractor Run which was held in memory of in memory of Davie Duncan, Tubber; and Carrigans Cycle Group’s massive 320 mile Easter Cycle Challenge from Galway to Carrigans!Delight as over €11,000 raised for Irish Motor Neuron Disease and Donegal Good & New Cancer Bus was last modified: June 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:carrigans cycle groupgood & new cancer busirish motor neuron diseaserobin cannon tractor runlast_img read more

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Disneyland Merchandise Report

first_imgMy guess is that the not-so-common character line will eventually come to all the parks, but it was neat to see characters like Oliver, Figaro, and Timothy Mouse on merchandise.And yeah, I don’t need another purse, but isn’t Figaro adorable?I have to admit, this creeps me out a bit. I’ve never been a fan of Operation, but the idea of operating on Buzz Lightyear? Does anyone think this is a good idea?But by far, the favorite merchandise I saw was in the shop near it’s a small world. I may have teared up a bit seeing this magnet set, because my daughter has aged out of playing with these kind of things. But if she hadn’t, this would have been an automatic purchase.I’m not a fan of nutcrackers, but this one tests my resolve — isn’t it adorable? And it’s musical, too!Long-sleeved shirts aren’t a good purchase for life in Florida, but I love the characters.And yeah, see note above about not needing another purse. Disney is truly stepping up their adorable purse game.They also had some wallets that I found cute, although not practical for my style, like this World Traveler suitcase…… or this one designed to look like a Small World passport. (Disney? If you want my money, make this into an RFID-blocking actual passport case, and I’ll take three.)Also in the category of “gee, I have too many” are fridge magnets. Thankfully, I wasn’t as thrilled with this magnet set.And, in the “How cute to look at on the shelf” was this tsum tsum set.What type of merchandise do you like to buy most of all when you’re on vacation? Would any of these have come home with you? Let us know in the comments. Share This!Vacations are a time to do the kind of things you don’t do at home. Living as close as I do to Walt Disney World, I do a lot of window shopping, but I don’t buy much in the way of merchandise because a trip to Walt Disney World isn’t a “vacation”. Going to Disneyland, however? Time to bring an empty suitcase.Overall, I was surprised how little unique merchandise Disneyland has–most of the items I saw were the same as their WDW counterparts, just with “Disneyland” instead of “Walt Disney World” on them. (And for items that didn’t specify a park name, the merchandise was identical.)I did find some unique merchandise in my visit, however, and did come back needing that suitcase after all. Here’s some of the more unique items that I found. First up, the requisite Disneyland t-shirts (these with a retro vibe).last_img read more

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Photo of the Week: First Presbyterian Church Courtyard Fountain

first_imgIt’s always a peaceful time when I visit our church courtyard on a summer evening. I stop in for a quiet time, sit on the wrought iron benches to read, or simply enjoy the sound of the running water in the fountain and the beauty of the flowers. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: First Presbyterian Church of PlymouthAfter taking so many photos of other churches in the past few months, I realized I’ve taken few pictures of my own church, First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth. Our family’s been a member of First Presbyterian for over ten years. After being a member of Moravian and Methodist churches in…In “Michigan”What Is Boxing Day? How Do You Celebrate?When I saw Julie’s question about Boxing Day this morning: https://twitter.com/juliedutch/status/548459235357757441 I smiled. I’ve got you covered, Julie. My friend James has a wonderful post about Boxing Day, and all things Christmas on his Why Christmas site. Here’s a few takeaways, but read the post to get the full background:…In “Miscellaneous”Photo of the Week: Plymouth Community Christmas Carol Sing-AlongThough it was a gray afternoon, the clouds didn’t chase away families and friends from joining the 2015 Plymouth Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along today in downtown Plymouth, Michigan at Kellogg Park. Led by Dr. Jerry Smith, the music director at my church, First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, I joined dozens…In “Michigan”last_img read more

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