Messi nets 2 as Barca beats Celta 5-0 to reach Copa quarters

first_imgView comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey round of 16 second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored twice in the space of three minutes to help Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Celta Vigo on Thursday as the holders advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.Messi, who also created Barcelona’s third goal for Jordi Alba, set his team on its way to a 6-1 aggregate victory with his 21st and 22nd goals in all competitions this season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Messi quickly quashed any chance of Celta springing an upset.Barcelona’s all-time scoring leader swept Alba’s cross past Sergio Alvarez despite the goalkeeper getting a hand to the ball, and he followed up by firing home after another exchange of passes with Alba.Messi then turned provider, lobbing a perfect pass behind Celta’s back line to meet the run by Alba, who chipped Alvarez to score.“The connection between Messi and Alba is nothing new, it has been working for years,” Valverde said. “They look for each other and are happy to do so, because it is not just Alba assisting Messi. Messi also creates goals for Alba.”Suarez netted in the 31st after pouncing on a poor pass by Pione Sisto, before Rakitic nodded home at the end.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Alba had provided the assists for Messi’s strikes in the 13th and 15th minutes, and the Barcelona star returned the favor by setting up the left back to score in the 28th.Luis Suarez made it 4-0 before halftime, while Messi was replaced by Ousmane Dembele before the hour mark. Ivan Rakitic headed in a corner kick by Dembele in the final minutes to complete the rout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNew signing Philippe Coutinho watched from the Camp Nou stands following his club-record transfer from Liverpool earlier this week. The Brazil midfielder will make his debut after he recovers from a right leg muscle injury.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde took no chances after the 1-1 draw in the first leg, starting Messi in his first appearance in the competition this season after resting the Argentina forward for the first three cup games. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensecenter_img Barcelona extended its unbeaten run this season to 28 straight matches, dating back to its losses to Real Madrid in both legs of the Spanish Super Cup in August.Celta had drawn 2-2 at Barcelona in La Liga last month and had gone into Thursday’s match after holding Madrid to a 2-2 draw in the league last weekend.SEVILLA ADVANCESSevilla beat Cadiz 2-1 with goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and Joaquin Correa to advance 4-1 on aggregate.Making the last eight will take some of the pressure off new coach Vincenzo Montella following Sevilla’s painful 5-3 home loss to crosstown rival Real Betis in his Spanish league debut on Saturday.Ben Yedder scored from a rebound after a shot by Correa to give Sevilla the lead in the 32nd. Correa then headed in from a corner taken by Pablo Sarabia in the 54th.Alvaro Garcia got second-division Cadiz’s consolation goal in the 86th, leading to jeers from Sevilla’s home fans for the team’s shaky finish to the match.“It was a complicated match. We are all suffering from the derby loss,” Correa said. “We are sad, but we will get through this together.”ESPANYOL COMEBACKGoals by forwards Leo Baptistao and Gerard Moreno helped Espanyol to a 2-0 victory at Levante, sending the Barcelona-based team through 3-2 on aggregate.Moreno set up Baptistao in the 14th minute, before scoring his goal in the 34th. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Curry, James lead fan voting for NBA All-Star game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Women should not work ‘night shifts’ – Minister Scott

first_img… calls for policy change for female security personnelMinister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott said with goals for national development in the private security service sector, his Ministry is committed to the development of a ‘decent work country programme’.The seminar for security service providers on Thursday, focused on private security services within the area of national development; the role of the security services in safety and the economy; the impact of security services on single mothers and the elderly, as well as the social impact of the security services on men, among other topics.Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith ScottMinister Scott noted that his Ministry is extremely concerned with the work arrangement for female security personnel in the field and the effect it has on single mothers.“Many days when I report for duty, I am pained and grieved to be greeted at 7:30am by a female security officer who had worked the night before.”He continued, “I’m unsure whether or not the private security industry has carefully examined the impact which night work has had and continues to have on women…”“I wish to submit without fear of contradiction that the level of danger to which the family is exposed increases astronomically when that family is headed by one parent only, who happens to be the mother and has to work all night while her children are left unprotected, unsupervised and to the mercies of possible predators,” the Minister stated.Scott believes these are the kinds of danger family members are exposed to when single parents work at night.According to the Department of Public Information, the Minister is calling for the development and implementation of policies to completely prevent women from working night shifts.“We should not wait for indisputable evidence before we seek to minimise or control the level of night work to which our women… are exposed,” he said.last_img read more

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Cops: Suspects in chase had master key

first_imgROSAMOND – A high-speed chase in Rosamond ended with the arrest of two suspected gang members allegedly driving a stolen car and in possession of a Honda master key, a Kern County sheriff’s official said. Deputies arrested Victor Talamantez, 19, of Rosamond and a 16-year-old boy whose name was not released. The duo allegedly attempted to evade arrest by driving as fast as 80mph through residential neighborhoods Wednesday night, a sheriff’s sergeant said. The two were arrested after crashing the stolen Honda Civic in an open desert field near 25th Street West and Starbrite Avenue, said Sgt. Ron Maniord. A resident near Knox and Toby avenues reported suspicious activity and called deputies, who noticed the two suspects run from a nearby home. Talamantez was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges, including grand theft auto, unauthorized possession of a master key, evading a peace officer and possession of burglary tools. The juvenile faces multiple charges, including possession of stolen property and attempted grand theft auto. Car theft is a common crime throughout Kern County, Maniord said, but possession of a master key is highly unusual. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802 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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L.A. Marathon changes route

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The marathoners no longer will be running in circles. In its 22nd year, the Los Angeles Marathon has undergone its most dramatic change in an effort to boost the race’s international profile and feature some of the more historic parts of the city. With the new course comes a major elevation change. The first half of the race will be almost entirely downhill, which should lead to dramatically lower times. That’s good news for race officials, who know that the potential for lower times attracts better athletes, which raises the profile of the event. Dr. William Burke, the race’s founder and president, has long sought to elevate Los Angeles’ marathon to the level of New York and Boston and believes lowering first-place times is a step in that direction. “We’re on the way,” Burke said. “This is something we’ve been working on for seven years, and our staff has gone through a lot of trials and tribulations. But in the long term it’s going to be good for the race and the city. It’s going to give us better times and bigger numbers, and that’s the big thing.” An estimated 26,000 runners will take to the 26.2-mile course, but only a handful have a realistic chance to finish first and claim the prize money, which is the other big factor in attracting top-level runners. To that end, the race has taken a step backward. The first-place prize for men and women has decreased from $35,000 to $20,000 – plus a new car – but the race’s “challenge” competition remains in place. The race, which begins Sunday at 8:15 a.m., will be run in more of a straight line, beginning near Universal Studios and then finishing at its downtown location near the Central Library. That’s a major change from previous years, when the course consisted of a loop around downtown and Hollywood. Runners will pass the Hollywood Bowl, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Staples Center and some of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, and race organizers hope the pace will be faster than ever. center_img Because of the “challenge,” the elite women will get a 19-minute, 51-second head start over the elite men. The first runner to cross the line will get a $100,000 bonus. Last year, there was a margin of 16:30 between the top man, Benson Cherono, and woman, Lidiya Grigoryeva, who claimed the bonus. “It all comes down to money,” said Larry Barthlow, the race’s elite athlete coordinator. “How deep are your pockets? The deeper your pockets, the better your athletes are going to be.” Cherono, who finished in 2hours, 8minutes, 40seconds, and Grigoryeva (2:25:10) both set course records last year, but neither runner is back to seek a repeat win on the new course. The favorites among the men are, not surprisingly, three Kenyans: Wilson Komen, Moses Kororia and Fred Mogaka. Among them, Mogaka’s time of 2:12:03 in Melbourne last year is the best personal record in the field, so none of them seem likely to threaten Paul Tergat’s world-record time of 2:04:55. “It’s a smaller (elite) field and there are a couple good unknown guys,” Barthlow said. Among the women, Lydia Kurgat (Kenya), Ramilia Burangolova (Russia), Abebe Tola (Ethiopia) and Alena Vinitskaya (Belarus) are the favorites, but the real drama in the race is back in the pack. Because the start and finish lines are now so far apart, race participants will be able to ride MTA trains that serve the area free of charge. But don’t get too comfortable with the new course. As part of his constant tinkering with the course, Burke has already identified changes he will make next year, and some thought has been given to starting the race deeper in the San Fernando Valley. But first, there’s this year’s race to run. Burke is confident that the new course will be a success, but still admits to moments of anxiety as the start time draws near. “I have two nightmares,” Burke joked. “One is that it’s race time, TV is ready to go and there are still hundreds of people streaming out of the subway tunnel. I know that’s not going to happen. “The other is that we get lost on the route and everybody ends up at my house.” 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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Man Utd face daunting task to recover former glories

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a huge job on his hands to revive the fortunes of the club © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 13 – Manchester City jetted back to the Etihad to celebrate their stunning Premier League title triumph but across town at Manchester United the lights had long gone out.Pep Guardiola’s champions partied late into the night on Sunday in front of thousands of ecstatic fans after beating Brighton to win their second consecutive league crown, the first side to achieve the feat since United in 2009. In that year Alex Ferguson’s side celebrated a third straight title as the undisputed kings of English football while City, less than a year after their Abu Dhabi takeover, finished a lowly 10th.It is difficult to overstate the dramatic nature of United’s demise in recent years, which culminated in an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford at the hands of relegated Cardiff on Sunday.United have finished outside the top four in four of the six seasons since Ferguson retired. This season the scarcely credible 32-point gap to their cross-town rivals left them as close to the relegation zone as the top of the table.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a prolonged bounce after taking over the reins from Jose Mourinho in December, winning 14 of his first 17 games in all competitions.Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial © AFP / Oli SCARFFBut, following an extraordinary comeback against Paris Saint-German to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, the wheels came off, with United winning just two and losing eight out of their final 12 games.United ended up in sixth position — exactly where they were when Mourinho was sacked — and have had to watch as City were crowned champions, Liverpool and Tottenham reached the Champions League final and Chelsea and Arsenal set up a Europa League final meeting.“We’re not a club which should end up sixth,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “That’s where we are at the moment, but we’re ready for it, the fans, supporters today too.“It’s near embarrassing when you walk off the pitch clapping them and get the support we have. That’s the base of this club, the foundation is so great, we’ll come back again.”– Bitter end –Juan Mata is one of many who many United players who may have played his last game for the club.“The feeling in the end is very bitter,” the out-of-contract Spanish midfielder said in his weekly blog on his website.“None of us are satisfied with the general performance levels that we have offered, for one reason or another.”United, with a bloated, underperforming squad, face a monumental challenge over the summer transfer window as Solskjaer plots how to turn around their fortunes and compete with City and Liverpool.The wisdom of giving the relatively inexperienced Norwegian a three-year contract just over six weeks ago, a move that was followed by a dramatic decline in form, has been widely questioned by pundits.Solskjaer’s squad needs a radical overhaul after years of poor spending and drift.However, they also face a battle just to keep hold of some of those who could make a positive contribution going forward with David de Gea, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba all out of contract in the next two years and holding out on signing new deals.Hamstrung by their absence from the Champions League, United are reliant on their financial muscle to recruit new players and risk overspending in their desperation once more.Alexis Sanchez, who apologised to fans for United’s season of underachievement, is a symbol of the club’s wasted millions.The Chilean signed reportedly the most lucrative contract in Premier League history in January 2018 when joining from Arsenal, but United will struggle to get him off their books after another disappointing season, while the future of £75 million ($98 million) striker Romelu Lukaku also appears uncertain.The clearout has begun with Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia leaving on free transfers, but Solskjaer admitted on Friday it would be “miraculous” for United to be challenging City and Liverpool for the title next season.“For ourselves, the short-term focus in the league will be getting into the top four,” Solskjaer told BBC Radio 5 Live.That limited ambition alone shows how far United have fallen since the days City lived in the Red Devils’ shadow.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Mukasey critical of Justice policies

first_imgLikewise, on politics, Mukasey said he would discourage his prosecutors from bringing charges against political candidates shortly before elections and would not let party loyalty be a consideration for people applying for Justice Department jobs. “That’s the standard I’m going to make very clear, very precise, and I’m going to enforce,” Mukasey said. An internal Justice Department investigation is looking into whether Gonzales lied to lawmakers about the administration’s terror programs and illegally let politics influence hiring and firing of prosecutors. Gonzales, a close friend of President Bush and a former Texas Supreme Court justice, has denied any wrongdoing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HEARING: Attorney general nominee calls defense of torture techniques “worse than a sin.” By Lara Jakes Jordan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey told senators Tuesday he will reject the White House meddling and overstepping its authority in terrorism cases if he is approved to run the Justice Department. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.He said he would resign if his legal or ethical doubts about administration policy are ignored. Mukasey’s plans for the scandal-scarred Justice Department starkly contrast with how it operated under the man who would be his immediate predecessor – former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Mukasey, a retired federal judge, said he also would review opinions issued by the department’s Office of Legal Counsel to make sure they are legally sound. He described as “defective” a 2002 memo that defended the Bush administration’s use of torture techniques against terrorism suspects. That opinion “was worse than a sin, it was a mistake,” Mukasey told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “It purported to justify measures based on broad grants of authority that were unnecessary.” last_img read more

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HAVE YOU WON A FREE BOTTLE OF WINE AND A CHEESEBOARD? HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM is one of the classiest establishments for a night out in Donegal.HOUSE is ideal for those of you who want to kick back and relax after a tough week at work in a more chilled out environment than that of your normal bar or club. With a selection of sensational wines to choose from HOUSE is the perfect location to unwind, converse and socialise with your friends.Donegal Daily in conjunction with the management staff at HOUSE are teaming up to give away ONE lucky person pictured at HOUSE over the weekend the chance to win FREE wine and a CHEESEBOARD.If you’re circled in one of the pictures above then contact HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM via Facebook NOW and claim you prize!!  HAVE YOU WON A FREE BOTTLE OF WINE AND A CHEESEBOARD? HOUSE WINE BAR AND TAP ROOM – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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McBREARTY CALLS FOR ROAD CHARTER FOR DONEGAL

first_imgIndependent councillor Frank McBrearty has called for a new road charter for Donegal.The Raphoe councillor made the call in the wake of 13 people losing their lives on the county’s roads in 2013.Cllr McBrearty said “In my 4 years and 7 months representing the people of Donegal on Donegal County Council I have seen the great work that has been done at local level promoting road safety. “In my year as Mayor I had the honour and privilege in helping the council promote road safety right across the county. I am deeply sadden to see the trend from previous years has been reversed.”He sadi he was alarmed to read that 10 people a week have been arrested for drunk driving and is concerned about the many complaints made to him about the alleged behaviour of the gardai not implementing the full rigours of law concerning drunk drivers.“I am calling on a zero tolerance to be introduced concerning drug and drink driving and that all RTA accidents where the Gardai attend are ordered by Senior Garda management to compulsory test for drugs and drink driving as our neighbours do in Northern Ireland.“I am calling on all county Cllr’s, town Cllr’s, TD’s and Senator’s in Donegal to sign up to a new road safety charter to promote road safety and drug and drink driving campaign.” He acknowledged the great work done by the charity organisations in the county, in particular Mary Clinton of ACEART and Susan Gray of PARC.“I hope that they continue to highlight the dangers on our roads and the effects on the families who have suffered at the hands of Drugs and Drunk drivers.“I am going to try to ensure that we all sign up to a new road safety charter in 2014 in order to eradicate the road carnage in our county and in particular the pain and suffering caused to families by drug and drunk drivers.“My deepest sympathy goes to all the families that have lost loves ones in 2013 to the road carnage in the county. We must ensure that we reverse this trend in 2014,” he added. McBREARTY CALLS FOR ROAD CHARTER FOR DONEGAL was last modified: January 11th, 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:Cllr Frank McBreartyDEATHSdonegalroad charterlast_img read more

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JKL Dolphins sign former NBL MVP

first_img Tags: Bernard OkumuJKL DolphinsKCCA LeopardstopVegetarians BC Okumu (left) was the League MVP in 2013 (Agency Photo)KAMPALA – JKL Dolphins have completed the signing of UPDF Tomahawks forward Bernard Okumu.The former National Basketball League (NBL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) is understood to have put pen to paper on a two year deal that will see him feature for the Dolphins up to 2021.Speaking after his signing, Okumu said that JKL’s organisation, ambitions and structure was key to joining them.“I think JKL Dolphins are an organized team with clear structure and plan, said Okumu.“I, like any other player, would like to win the championship again and this looks like a team that is work8ng towards that goal.Okumu won his first and only NBL title back in 2008 when he was still featuring for Betway Power.He has gone on to feature for several clubs including Vegetarians, Ndejje University, Falcons and UPDF.While at Vegetarians in 2013, Okumu won the NBL MVP award for his performances in 2013 that saw him top the scoring charts with 340 points while also out rebounding everyone with 214 Rebounds.The 6ft 4in forward was a key player for UPDF last season, scoring 198 points and Rebounding 112 times.Okumu started playing Basketball at Primary school level with Rev. John Foundation School before joining St. Mary’s College, Kisubi (SMACK) where he played all throughout his High School, featuring in the Sprite Basketball Championships.At University level, he captained the Makerere University Business School team in several tournaments including the inter-university games.Okumu becomes the first addition to the JKL Dolphins roster this off-season.The dolphins tip off the upcoming season on Sunday 14th-April against Our Saviour at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.Comments last_img read more

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Mercy High football begins training camp Monday

first_imgRed Bluff >> Mercy High will open training camp Monday beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish School on Monroe Street.The Warriors, one of two 8-man teams in the area, begin the day with a boot camp team-building session at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart, followed by opening day of camp from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Athletes are advised to prepare for the conditions, which will run around 100 degrees on Monday. Through the next two weeks, conditions are expected in the triple digits for 10 of the …last_img

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