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first_imgItalians Andrea Poli, Riccardo Orsolini and Marco Di Vaio and Brazilian Angelo Da Costa, members of Bologna, called the club’s fans by surprise on Wednesday who live alone to show their closeness at this time of coronavirus emergency. “Andrea Poli, Angelo Da Costa, Riccardo Orsolini and Marco Di Vaio called some of our fans who live alone. A little surprise to feel closer in this difficult period,” reads the statement published by Bologna, which attaches a video of the calls.After more than two weeks without soccer due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans subscribed to the Renato Dall’Ara stadium were surprised with the call of some of their idols, with those who were talking for a few minutes to tell how they are doing. Bologna chose some of the leaders of the squad, such as Orsolini and Poli, and the head of talent recruitment, Di Vaio, former player of Valencia who played 148 games and scored 66 goals in Serie A with the Bolognese team shirt. Italy has so far registered more than 6,800 deaths and more than 69,000 infected by coronavirus and the government has ordered the closure of all businesses except pharmacies and supermarkets in an attempt to contain the emergency.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo is slowly building up its credentials for another Final Four run and the Lady Eagles had one thing in their agenda when they took on National University in the second round of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Eagles were on the losing side of the spectrum when they faced the Lady Bulldogs, 25-19, 25-19 20-25, 12-25, 15-7, in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. De Leon, who had five of total points coming off blocks, denied Santiago in the net to give Ateneo a 21-17 lead and she blocked Audrey Paran two times to seal the Lady Eagles’ victory.Kat Tolentino, Madayag’s co-captain, said Ateneo learned to compose itself throughout the season after losing its first two games.“The mentality on the second round is that we’re a lot more comfortable, because the first two games we’re really new and we’re still adjusting with each other,” said Tolentino who had eight points in the win. “Now we’re really gelling here in the second round.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carlos says UP coach Okumu didn’t speak Lady Maroons after loss to UST 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 MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback That setback infuriated the team’s seniors and Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, and Maddie Madayag all wanted to get one back from NU.And that’s what they eventually did when they walloped the Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“This was a really huge boost for our confidence because we knew we could get back at the teams who beat us before,” said De Leon whose team climbed to the second seed, from fourth, with a 6-3 record.“This was big because not only did we get even with NU but we also bounced in the standings,” added De Leon who had nine points in the win. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Captain Madayag said the team had adjusted from the lessons they learned in their previous game against NU, and that was going back up immediately after a mistake.“Everybody adjusted well because we all played really well today, and if someone made an error they immediately corrected it the next play,” said Madayag who led the team in scoring with 13 points.And the mistake the Lady Eagles corrected was letting Jaja Santiago have her way against them.Santiago had 26 points in their first match but was limited to just 16 in the second meeting.And a big part of that was De Leon’s relentless defense.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phoenix import Eugene Phelps thinks San Miguel Beer is just a “regular team” minus June Mar Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Fajardo has been sidelined since August with a leg injury and San Miguel, despite its star power and depth even without the four-time MVP, has won only two out of its first six games.And while the Beermen are reeling, the Fuel Masters, on the other hand, are rolling with a 6-2 record.Phoenix’s latest win came on Wednesday night at the expense of NLEX in a game where the Fuel Masters led by as much as 41 points.Phelps was at the forefront of the 123-97 demolition as he scored at will to finish with 51 points on 21-of-31 shooting from the field on top of 20 rebounds.“Like I said, we got the win but I don’t care about the 50-ball cause if I would’ve scored 50 and we lost, it don’t matter so we got the win and that’s all that matters,” said Phelps, who recorded his fourth 50-point game in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phelps, who is making a case for Best Import of the Conference, may have a point considering how bad the Beermen have been playing so far in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.In fact, if the playoffs started today, San Miguel would be the eighth seed facing two-time defending champion Barangay Ginebra in an early quarterfinals matchup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNormally, San Miguel and Ginebra cross paths in the semifinals at the earliest but the Beermen’s struggles, due in large part to the absence of Fajardo, have sent them into a free fall.“They’re a great team but honestly, without June Mar, they’re a regular team so we just gotta play our game and we’ll be fine,” Phelps told reporters when asked about Phoenix’s impending duel against San Miguel on Friday night. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption NCAA: Lyceum gets twice to beat, dooms St. Benilde View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe charred remains of two Chinese nationals was on Sunday morning removed by undertakers following a massive fire which broke out in the wee hours of Sunday at the main commercial area at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD).The rubbleThe ruins of the buildingsOwner of the Mobile Guru and employees inspecting damageThe fire, which reportedly started at about 01:50h, also flatted at least five other businesses in the area, resulting in millions of dollars in loses.The blaze reportedly started in a Chinese supermarket following a fluctuation of electricity supply in the area. Among the businesses destroyed are the Chow Singh Chinese Restaurant, Wishful Supermarket, a multipurpose complex which housed Nauth’s Fashion, Robin’s Bookstore and a mobile store along with Mobile Guru.Based on information received, at the time of the fire, the two now dead men were asleep aback the supermarket which was heavily secured by an electric door.Guyana Timeswas informed that the men might have been unable to exit the building since there was no electricity in the area at the time to open the door.However, the fire, according to an eyewitness, broke out at the supermarket and quickly spread to the other building.“Dem building deh here years, many many years, I know the man that used to own it before so by the time the fire start, the place burnt quickly” the man told Guyana Times.As the fire was spotted, the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was summoned but according to residents, its efforts to save the buildings were fruitless due to the lack of sufficient water. After some time, the firefighters started to pump water from a canal to put out the blaze.In addition to the GFS, Pooran Brothers also rendered assistance in putting out the blaze. After hours of battling with the heat and fire, the firemen eventually put out the blaze. When Guyana Times arrived at the scene at about 11:00h on Sunday, small pockets of fire were still being put out by firefighters.As the fire came under control, the charred remains of the Chinese nationals, which were huddled together, were removed as family members who had gathered, looked on.Speaking to this publication, owner of Nauth’s Fashion store expressed disappointment with the work of the fire service.According to the woman, she would have lost millions of dollars since nothing was saved from her business place.The destroyed Chow Singh Chinese RestaurantAnother section of her business was, however, saved as firefighters worked quickly to soak the building with water to prevent the flames from spreading across. The owner expressed great joy that her life was saved.Owner of Mobile Guru, Rajaran Suknanan told this newspaper that he would have lost about $30 million due to the fire.According to one of his employees, he was called to the scene but by the time he arrived, the buildings were already engulfed in flames.“When I came, everything was already on fire, nobody couldn’t have saved anything, everything was already gone” the teen lamented.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, curious onlookers had gathered.Workers from Guyana Power and Light (GPL) along with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) were assessing the damage and more so, replacing those facilities that were destroyed by the fire.An investigation is presently ongoing. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img read more

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Lionel Messi was considering a shock move to Arsenal last season before penning a new contract at Barcelona. The Argentine superstar asked Cesc Fabregas to talk to his agent Darren Dein about a move to the Gunners but eventually penned an extension in May. (Daily Mail)Manchester City are monitoring Isco’s situation at Real Madrid after the European champions completed the signing of James Rodriguez from Monaco. (Daily Mail)Manchester City have had enquiries from Inter Milan and Roma for Matija Nastasic, who they want to sell as they look to make room for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala. Arsenal are also monitoring the Serbian centre-back. (Daily Mail)Monaco have joined Atletico Madrid in the pursuit of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres. The 30-year-old Spanish international is looking to fight for his place but Chelsea will listen to suitable offers. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham are being handed the chance to sign talented Shakhtar Donetsk forward Douglas Costa because of the crisis in Ukraine. (Daily Mirror)Divock Origi is on his way to America to seal his £10million move to Liverpool. But the 19-year-old will return to Lille for another season before moving to Merseyside. (Daily Express)Juventus will ask Chelsea to let them have Romelu Lukaku on loan this season. (Daily Mirror)Southampton will have to increase their bid for Fraser Forster after Celtic dismissed their opening bid as ‘derisory’. (Daily Mail)Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed the club are looking to sell record signing Dani Osvaldo after he failed to arrive back for pre-season. (Daily Mail)Alan Pardew wants to sign Arsenal starlet Serge Gnabry on a season-long loan. Newcastle boss Pardew, along with Southampton and Sunderland, have approached the Gunners about signing the 19-year-old winger. (Daily Mirror)Inter Milan are keen on a move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. The Serie A giants are desperate to land a new forward and have been told their top target, Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic, is not for sale. (The Sun)Everton are closing in on the signing of Belgian wonderkid David Henen from Anderlecht. (Liverpool Echo)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Hummels to Man United can’t be ruled out just yet, claims McGuinnessLewis: Tottenham’s interest in Vorm hints to a likely Lloris exitNo bids yet from Man United or Chelsea for Galatasaray star, claims club presidentBoost for Arsenal and Liverpool! Marseille star’s agent rubbishes Dynamo Moscow linkKlopp rubbishes claims Hummels and Reus will leave Borussia Dortmund this summerReports – Juventus enter race for Liverpool targetMonaco eye Arsenal and Tottenham target as Rodriguez replacementReports – Liverpool beat Arsenal to Atletico Madrid starReports – Manchester United table £27.5m bid for Juan CuadradoWolfsburg line up second bid for Chelsea targetWatford eye former Arsenal midfielderlast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka midfielder Mike Oduor vies for the ball against Ulinzi Stars defender Oliver Rutto. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Dec 29 – John Avire scored for Sofapaka with seven minutes left on the clock as Sofapaka bounced back from a slump to draw 2-2 with Ulinzi Stars at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday evening.Sofapaka had gone ahead via a first half Dennis Odhiambo goal, but two quickfire goals from Enosh Ochieng saw Ulinzi grab the lead before Avire headed Sofapaka level to grab a point. In other matches played on Saturday, defending champions Gor Mahia were stunned by Kariobangi Sharks for the second time, the holders losing by a similar 1-0 margin to the one they suffered early this month in the KPL Super Cup.At the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, AFCF leopards’ search for a first league victory continued in vain as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Vihiga United while in the early kick off, KCB also remained winless after being blanked 3-1 by Tusker FC.Mount Kenya United also continued in their struggle after losing 2-0 to Chemelil Sugar while in Mombasa, Bandari and Western Stima remained unbeaten after drawing 1-1.But it was at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru where the weekend’s most intense action was left at with Ulinzi and Sofapaka clashing.Batotoba Mungu who have won only one match this season looked a hugely improved side in the opening half of the game bossing possession and passing the ball comfortably.Odhiambo broke the deadlock on the half hour mark with a delightful finish, a first time volley unmarked on the left when he raced to a Cliff Kasuti cross from the right which found the Ulinzi defense sleeping.Prior to the goal, Sofapoaka had chances to score but once again, what has hampered them entire season, finishing, seems to have stuck on their backs like a tick.Sofapaka FC midfielder Cornelius Juma vies for the ball with Ulinzi Stars left back Oliver Rutto during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAfter a quiet opening 10 minutes, Sofapaka knocked on the door in the 12th minute of the game when Odhiambo rose at the edge of the six yard box to link up to a Cornelius Juma cross, but the header went over.Five minutes later, Titus Achesa clipped the upside of the crossbar with his freekick from the right curling over the wall.The visitors had two brilliant back to back chances that should have otherwise been planted inside the net.In the 22nd minute, Mike Oduor broke into the box from a deep cross and controlled it well with keeper James Saruni off his line. However, the midfielder could not lift the ball beyond the shot stopper. Six minutes later, Avire had a chance.The striker off a swiftly executed counter attack broke into the box but his shot was saved by Saruni. He raced on to the rebound and appeared to have been clipped as he tried to execute a second shot but the ref waved play on.A minute later, Stephen Waruru had a chance to claw his former employers when a cross from Elli Asieche found him at the edge of the six yard box, but he couldn’t get a strong impact on the shot.The blushes were wiped though when Odhiambo broke the deadlock.Five minutes to the break, Avire should have surely had a goal of his own when he broke the offside trap to race to a Kasuti cross, but his first control let him down as it took him off target and the defense raced back to cover.Batoto ba Mungu had a flurry of chances in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, but once again, they could not hit the target with Asieche and Juma delivering dicey crosses that were not executed.The misses seemed to have inspired Ulinzi as they began to attack more and in the 55th minute, Richard Aimo produced a brilliant one-handed save to turn behind Daniel Waweru’s freekick for a corner.Sofapaka FC midfielder Stephen Waruru vies for the ball with Ulinzi Stars left back Oliver Rutto and midfielder Bernard Ongoma during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSofapaka head coach Melis Medo then made a change, pulling out Waruru for defender Willis Ouma. With this change, Ouma slotted into right back while Kasuti moved up to right wing.And just like it has happened in all their other previous three matches, Sofapaka conceded just after making this particular change. Enosh Ochieng scored the first of his two with a header inside the box off a cross from the left.Four minutes later, he doubled his tally with a brilliant volley inside the box after being picked out by a Waweru corner.The tide had suddenly changed for Batoto ba Mungu. Medo made another change bringing on youngster Telvin Omutere for his debut while he rested goal scorer OdhiamboSofapaka pushed in the final minutes to get their lead back and they had some hope in the 83rd minute when Avire beautifully looped a header over Saruuni.Twice, Avire should have won the game for Sofapaka but he wasted brilliant chances. Just two minutes after scoring, he controlled a cross well at the edge of the six yard box and with two of the chasing defenders down, he failed to beat the keeper blasting the ball over.He had another chance again when he burst into the box, but his low shot with the keeper at his mercy went wide.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgTHE  cast of the Moville Drama Group are busy in rehearsals for their production of this year’s play “The Maiden Aunt”.The play runs from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th of November and again from Tues 2nd to Saturday 6th of December starting at 8pm sharp.The play is about Gertie O’Grady, a retired teacher and spinster, who comes to stay with her niece after a spell in hospital. Wills, death and money all play a part in what happens next! MOVILLE DRAMA GROUP RETURNS WITH ‘THE MAIDEN AUNT’ was last modified: November 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Maiden AuntMoville Drama Grouplast_img read more

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The Rugby World Cup is starting to warm-up and at Sister Sara’s we’ve got everything you need to enjoy all the action.We’ll have LIVE action from every game all weekend on our multiple screens all over the bar – including the crunch clash between Ireland and Romania on Sunday. What better way to kick-off your weekend after a tough week at work than relaxing with a cold pint and a nice slice of pizza.Management at Sister Sara’s have teamed up with Four Star Pizza to give patrons some cracking offers.We’ve got all the ‘bases’ covered for our punters at Letterkenny’s No.1 super-pub Sister Sara’s.Tonight, we’ve got karaoke and that will get you in the party mood for the weekend. On Saturday, we’ve got LIVE sport from the Rugby World Cup and the Barclays Premier League.Later that night we’ll have the super-pub disco with the one and only Marty Curran.Then on Sunday, we’ll have drink promotions on offer for Ireland’s clash with Romania as the boys in the green look to build on their impressive opening day win over Canada.If you’re out and about this weekend – make sure and drop into Sister Sara’s and get the party started!ENTERTAINMENT: KICKSTART YOUR WEEKEND WITH A PINT AND PIZZA AT SISTER SARA’S was last modified: September 25th, 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

first_imgMajella O’Donnell has spoken about her refusal to accept that she had cancer.The 55 year old was speaking to DonegalTV before she was guest of honour at the North West Cancer Ball in the Silver Tassie Hotel. In a hugely revealing interview, Majella saus she is convinced a ‘higher power’ encouraged her to go on the Late Late Show and raise money to help others fight the disease.Simply click on the video to see the interview.DDTV: MAJELLA SAYS A ‘HIGHER POWER’ HELPED HER BATTLE CANCER was last modified: November 29th, 2015 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:Cancer BallDDTVdonegal tvMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more

first_img A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Arsenal star Xhaka is sent off in October 2016 against Swansea City. Meanwhile, ex-Manchester City striker John Guidetti added: “If he receives a booking early on, he will have to decide in each and every duel whether he will withdraw his legs.”But Xhaka was unshaken by the comments: “Friends have been telling me what the player had said – no problem for me,” he said.“It is part of the pre-match provocations. This is not my first match. I have learnt quite a few things in my playing life and I’m confident I won’t be squeezed out of the game. I sleep all right.” Pure class 2 Good times Fallon d’Floor Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football diamond geezer ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Sweden stars are going to try and get Arsenal and Switzerland star Granit Xhaka sent off in their World Cup 2018 last 16 clash.In what seems to be an even contest between the two sides, they will be seeking any advantage possible and it appears the Swedes believe targeting Xhaka could be their best chance of glory. You’re the one SUPERSTITION Latest World Cup 2018 news 2 Xhaka had a reputation for poor discipline in Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach and was sent off five times across two season before joining the Gunners.Upon moving to the Premier League he was sent off twice in his debut campaign but hasn’t received his marching orders since January 2017.Still, his reputation has got the Swedes plotting to provoke him, with the Scandinavians reportedly even mocking him in training.Celtic right-back Mikael Lustig said: “We have heard that he has received many red cards in the Premier League. We have to keep cool – and try to get him sent off the pitch.” misery Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? LU BEAUTY Shy guy Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup NO JOY Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka speaking to Costa Rica players after their World Cup clash. Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more