What started as a promising campaign in the 2017 AFC Cup ended in heartbreak for Global Cebu Tuesday night at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.Reduced to 10 men in the second half, Global conceded twice in the final four minutes in a 2-3 defeat to S-League side Home United in the second leg of their Asean zonal semifinal tie.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Pocari shoots for outright semis slot LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak The result meant Global crashed out of the competition, 4-5, on aggregate, as another red card on a key player cost the Cebu side its slim advantage.Global had led for most of the two-legged affair and looked poised to claim a finals berth when Shu Sasaki’s header in the 49th minute put them on top, 2-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundBut Home United capitalized on the 71st minute dismissal of Dennis Villanueva to tie the count in the 89th minute, when Stipe Plazibat stabbed home at close range past Patrick Deyto. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Swing Out Sister back to PH this April 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 Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead View comments More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions
1 An Arsenal fan looks sad It’s always funny when your rivals miss out on the top target they have been getting excited about.Chelsea fans have taken great pleasure in mocking Manchester United’s supporters after hijacking their move for Pedro.Now Tottenham, Chelsea and Man United fans are turning on Gooners after Karim Benzema brutally snubbed a move to Arsenal on Twitter.After months of speculation he tweeted a picture of him by his current Real Madrid shirt in a changing room, and said: “For all those clowns who want to make believe things at my fans. Here this is my home !” [sic]You can see how rival fans reacted below…
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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 WITH all that the city of Los Angeles has done for Browning-Ferris Industries in abetting the operations of the country’s largest urban dump, it doesn’t seem like much to ask that the company pay its bills on time. According to city officials, the operator of Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Granada Hills owes the city more than $800,000 for two years of oversight and inspection. BFI disputes the charges, saying it shouldn’t have to pay because part of the time the dump wasn’t open and operating. Perhaps this is payback for the efforts the city has taken, meager though they may be, to divert trash from BFI while pledging to end dumping altogether in upcoming years. If so, BFI must see the writing on the wall that dumping trash is not the wave of the future, and not begrudge the city’s trying to make itself a healthier place to live. For a company that just gave $65 million to the county of Los Angeles in exchange for a very profitable merger deal, these fees are just chump change. BFI has played hardball a long time and always had its way over the public interest. The least it could do is pay its bills to the public on time.
Ronald Koeman Ronald Koeman has been sacked as manager of Everton.The Merseyside club confirmed the Dutchman’s departure on Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after a 5-2 defeat at home to Arsenal saw them drop into the Premier League relegation zone.Koeman left Southampton to take charge of Everton in July 2016 and led the club to a seventh place finish in the top-flight in his first season at the helm, resulting in Europa League qualification.He spent more than £135million on signings in the summer and there was much optimism around Goodison Park ahead of the new campaign, despite the departure of striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.There was talk of a potential challenge for a top four spot, with Koeman claiming the Champions League is the ‘next step’ for Everton.But the Toffees have endured a miserable start to the season.They have picked up just two wins from nine league games and a 5-2 defeat at home to Arsenal on Sunday saw them drop to 18th in the table.They have also struggled in the Europa League, losing two and drawing one of their three group stage games so far.Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and the club’s board have now decided a managerial change is needed to turn around their fortunes.“Everton Football Club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the Club,” read a statement from Everton.“Chairman Bill Kenwright, the Board of Directors and Major Shareholder Farhad Moshiri would all like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the Club over the past 16 months and for guiding the Club to seventh place in last season’s Premier League campaign.”Under-21 boss David Unsworth is expected to take charge of the Everton team for their Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea on Wednesday night – a match you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT 2. 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The original videos, taken directly from the moon and beamed to deep-space network observatories in Australia, have never been seen by the general public or even NASA officials. The entire world watched fuzzy, ghostlike images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon. But only a handful of technicians viewed the good stuff live, sharp enough to see Armstrong’s reflection in Aldrin’s faceplate, said Stan Lebar, the retired Apollo television camera manager. “The quality … is two, three or four times better than we ever saw,” said Richard Nafzger, a senior engineer at Goddard, who on Tuesday was put in charge of the search effort. The original tapes played 10 frames per second in Australia, Nafzger said. But television needed 60 frames per second, so each picture was repeated six times and “you’d see ghosting,” he said. Until Tuesday, the search for the tapes was a spare-time deal and retirement hobby for Nafzger and 81-year-old Lebar – not anything organized. Now with news reports of the lost tapes and NASA wanting data for its new lunar missions, the agency ordered a search of its cosmic attics. WASHINGTON – Red-faced because the best pictures of its glory days are missing, NASA said Tuesday it was launching an official search for more than 13,000 original tapes of the historic Apollo moon missions. The never-before-broadcast clear original videos – not the grainy converted copies the world watched on television more than three decades ago – are missing. The tapes aren’t lost, insists the NASA official put in charge of the search. But he doesn’t know where they are. Most likely they are somewhere at the sprawling Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., which misplaced the tapes originally. But they also could be stored somewhere else. Nafzger hopes the hunt can be wrapped up within six months with five workers and a bit of travel. Stored in more than 2,000 boxes, each tape lasts only 15 minutes. Everything from all 11 missions – from launch to splashdown – is on the videos, Lebar said. There are 15 reels – three boxes – for just Apollo 11’s stay on the moon, Lebar said. “It’s the whole history of the entire mission, of everything that went on,” Lebar said. And they’re somewhere, but no one knows where.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
13 January 2015South Africa has joined the international community in condemning “in the strongest possible terms the inhumane and barbaric attacks by Boko Haram against at least 16 towns and villages in the north and north east of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) released a statement in the wake of last week’s massacres, in which 2 000 people were reportedly killed and thousands more fled into neighbouring countries.“Deliberate attacks against innocent civilians are contraventions of well-established international human rights and humanitarian law and constitute a crime against humanity,” Dirco said.“In this regard, the South African government reiterates its stance that terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned and South Africa stands firmly with the international community in condemning all forms of terrorism, and these acts in particular. South Africa will continue to support regional and international efforts to address the scourge of terrorism in all its forms.”South Africa extended its condolences to the Nigeria, especially to the families of the deceased.Boko Haram attacked the town of Baga and surrounding villages in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria last week in what Amnesty International has said is possibly the deadliest in the group’s history.“The attack on Baga and surrounding towns looks as if it could be Boko Haram’s deadliest act in a catalogue of increasingly heinous attacks carried out by the group,” said Daniel Eyre, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International.“If reports that the town was largely razed to the ground and that hundreds or even as many as 2 000 civilians were killed are true, this marks a disturbing and bloody escalation of Boko Haram’s ongoing onslaught against the civilian population.”The attack reiterated “the urgent need for Boko Haram to stop the senseless killing of civilians and for the Nigerian government to take measures to protect a population who live in constant fear of such attacks”, he said.UN secretary-general added his voice to the growing condemnation of the attack, saying the UN was “ready to assist the Nigerian government and all affected neighbouring states in bringing an end to the violence and to alleviate the suffering of civilians with all available means and resources”.Other nations that have condemned the attack and spoken of their support for the people of Nigeria, are France, itself suffering terrorist attacks last week; Canada; and the United States.“The perpetrators of these heinous attacks must be held accountable. Together with its African and international partners, France stands resolutely alongside Nigeria in the fight against terrorism,” said France’s ministry of foreign affairs.Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said: “This ongoing brutality against civilians is despicable. I am appalled by these reports of entire towns burnt to the ground and the violent slaughter of entire communities.“Canada, in solidarity with the international community, will continue to support the people of Nigeria.”Washington issued a statement condemning “the recent escalation of attacks on civilians carried out by Boko Haram, which shows no regard for human life. All those responsible for these recurring terrorist attacks must be held accountable”.The US said it was committed to working with Nigeria and its neighbours to end the scourge of Boko Haram.SAinfo reporter
Enough already. Five different teams of physicists have now independently verified that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos do not travel faster than light. New results, announced today in Japan, contradict those announced last September by a 170-member crew working with the OPERA particle detector in Italy’s subterranean Gran Sasso National Laboratory. The OPERA team made headlines after they suggested neutrinos traveled 0.002% faster than light, thus violating Einstein’s theory of special relativity. The OPERA results were debunked months ago, however. So instead of the nail in the coffin of faster-than-light neutrinos, the new suite of results is more like the sod planted atop their grave. The OPERA team had timed neutrinos fired through Earth from the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, and found that they made the 730-kilometer trip to Gran Sasso 60 nanosecond faster than they would traveling at light speed. But in February, the OPERA team also discovered that a loose fiber optic cable had introduced a delay in their timing system that explained the effect. A month later, researchers working with the ICARUS particle detector, also housed in Gran Sasso, measured the speed of neutrinos fired from CERN and found that they travel at light speed, as predicted. By that point, most physicists deemed faster-than-light neutrinos really most sincerely dead. Some OPERA team members thought the whole episode had besmirched the collaboration’s reputation, and in March, two of the team’s elected leaders lost a vote of no confidence and tendered their resignations. Nevertheless, researchers kept at their efforts to test the result. Gran Sasso houses four particle detectors capable of timing neutrinos fired from CERN: OPERA, ICARUS, BOREXINO, and LVD. All four have now found that the neutrino’s speed is consistent with the speed of light, as Sergio Bertolucci, research director at CERN, reported at the 25th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics in Kyoto, Japan. The speed of neutrinos was also measured by researchers working with the MINOS experiment, which shoots neutrinos 735 kilometers from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, to a detector in the Soudan mine in northern Minnesota. The MINOS team has also found that neutrinos travel at light speed, as Fermilab’s Phil Adamson reported at the meeting. 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BCCI disciplinary committee head Arun Jaitley indicted Lalit Modi in 2013 and kept him away from cricket administration. Today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will take the case to its logical conclusion. The ED-the economic fraud investigation agency of his ministry-is believed to have completed inquires into most of the 16,BCCI disciplinary committee head Arun Jaitley indicted Lalit Modi in 2013 and kept him away from cricket administration. Today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will take the case to its logical conclusion. The ED-the economic fraud investigation agency of his ministry-is believed to have completed inquires into most of the 16 FEMA-related violations against Modi. The former IPL commissioner will soon be served notices with penalty and tax demands.ED sleuths are probing financial irregularities and evasion worth Rs 1,681 crore by Modi along with former BCCI chief N. Srinivasan, IPL COO Sundar Raman, MSM CEO Manjit Singh and others. The maximum penalty under FEMA rules is three times penalty, but what must worry the former cricket tsar is the cases related to a $1.02-billion broadcast deal with Sony-MSM. ED officials are discussing the procedure to issue a red-corner notice against Modi. Earlier this year, sleuths started probing this case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), which also allows for criminal charges, arrest and even extradition.Jaitley has clarified at a press conference that a light blue notice (where the immigration agencies are alerted to detain Modi if he enters India and inform ED officials) issued by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is still active. Under the red corner notice, Interpol will be obliged to arrest him anywhere in the world.Since 2010, ED officials have probed Modi’s role and issued him notices in three cases. But investigations gathered momentum only after Jaitley was appointed minister in the new NDA government. In the case of alleged money laundering, the ED started investigations earlier this year under provisions of PMLA based on an FIR lodged in October 2010. A special team of ED in Mumbai is investigating this case of money laundering, and is expected to send him a notice charging him with laundering Rs 1,206 crore.advertisementThe FIR was filed on the complaint of N. Srinivasan in Chennai. On his complaint, police booked Modi and seven others for cheating, falsification of accounts, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy. Amongst others, Modi’s dealings in this broadcast deal was under prime suspicion. The investigating agency of Chennai Police, Central Crime Branch, is still awaiting a green signal to take the investigation further. Had Chennai police been diligent, they could have slapped provisions under Section 172 of the IPC to book Modi as an absconder. This would allow law enforcement authorities to move court to attach his property or seek extradition.Since 2010, Modi has been living in England, and his lawyers maintain that there is a constant threat to his life in India. In fact, they offered to communicate via a video link or at the Indian High Commission in London. However, ED officials say that the FEMA Act doesn’t permit this, hence they want Modi to return and join the probe.On June 22, Modi uploaded his responses to the ED’s showcause notices, and maintained that he has responded to all its notices. But ED officials maintain that they still have several questions to ask him-about his links with companies formed in tax havens and the transactions made through them. Officials say that they want to know his relationship with investment companies owning equity in franchises such as Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. There are allegations of FEMA violation in accepting the Rs 20-crore bid from Britain-based Emerging Media. The ED also suspects forex-related discrepancies in remittances made by the BCCI to International Management Group UK Ltd towards consultancy fees for IPL from 2008 to 2010.In February this year, Modi along with Srinivasan, Sundar Raman, Manjit Singh and others were accused of allegedly violating FEMA rules in concluding broadcast deal worth Rs 425 crore in Mauritius to evade tax. There are also allegations that Modi made IPL pay a facilitation fee of $80 million to World Sports Group (Mauritius) to withdraw from the global TV rights of IPL. WSG won the contract in 2008 for $918 million for 10 years. The deal was annulled and a fresh contract was signed with Sony-MSM. ED officials suspect that Modi could be one of the beneficiaries of the Rs 125 crore transacted between these two entities.To go deeper into the transaction and collect more evidence, ED officials say that they will send a letter rogatory-a formal request to a foreign court requesting assistance-to Mauritius. Officials say they are seeking details of funds that were transferred via Mauritius. This can open up options of seeking a red corner notice to enable the ED to bring Modi back. But securing the notice, or pursuing the cases against a man who is flaunting his connections globally, could prove to be an uphill task.advertisement
ATK edged past Pune City FC with the goal of Gerson at the 82nd minute of the match. Jayesh Rane provided a beautiful ball towards Gerson and he did not commit a mistake to head it towards the Goal. With this win, ATK moved to the sixth position in the League Table of Indian Super League with 10 points from 7 encounters so far. Pune City’s poor run continued and they remained at the bottom of the Table after seven matches. Advertisement AdvertisementMohun Bagan thrashed Indian Arrows with a margin of 2-0 in Cuttack. Dipanda Dicka scored a brace within the first half of the match including a penalty goal. The victory was very much needed for the Mariners as they moved to the third position in the League Table with 5 points in three matches so far. On the other hand, Indian Arrows failed to keep the momentum after their win against Shillong Lajong in the previous match. Floyd Pinto’s side remained at the sixth position in the League Table with three points in three matches so far. Minerva Punjab are also back to winning ways as they beat Aizawl FC with a margin of 2-1. Lancine Toure’s brace at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizawl gave them the lead within the 58th minute of the match. Leonce Dodoz pulled one back from the penalty spot for Aizawl; but they failed to find an equaliser till the end of the match. With this win, Minerva Punjab moved to fifth position in the League Table while Aizawl went to the last position in the League Table of I League.