Costa Rica clinches World Cup berth on Waston’s late goal

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Waston has three international goals, including a 4-yard header from Christian Bolanos’ 68th-minute corner kick on March 28 that gave Costa Rica a 1-1 draw in qualifier at Honduras.Costa Rica has 16 points and is second in the final round of North and Central American and Caribbean region behind Mexico, which has 21 points and clinched last month.The U.S. is at 12 points following its 4-0 win Friday over Panama and would qualify with a win at Trinidad on the final night of the hexagonal. Panama and Honduras have 10 points each.Goal difference has become key: the U.S. is plus-five, Panama minus-two and Honduras minus-seven.A draw would be enough for the U.S. to qualify unless Honduras defeats visiting Mexico by at least 12 goals or Panama beats visiting Costa Rica by at least seven or eight goals, the needed margin depending on whether it overcomes its deficit to the U.S. in total goals, currently nine.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Costa Rica’s Kendall Waston, left, celebrates after scoring his team’s equalizer against Honduras during a World Cup qualifying soccer match at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica, Saturday, Oct 7, 2017. The draw allows Costa Rica to advance to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)Kendall Waston scored in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time, giving Costa Rica a 1-1 tie against visiting Honduras on Saturday at San Jose and clinching the Ticos’ second straight World Cup berth and fifth overall.The dramatic late goal means the United States likely needs at most a draw at Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night to qualify for its eighth straight World Cup berth.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Cubs’ bullpen implodes in Game 2 loss to Nationals In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ In a match postponed a day because of a tropical storm, Eddie Hernandez’s header from Romell Quioto’s cross put Honduras ahead in the 66th minute.In the fifth of a minimum six minutes of stoppage time, a long ball from deep in Costa Rica’s end following a throw-in was headed from about 23 yards out by Hernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGiancarlo Gonzalez headed the ball toward the right flank. Bryan Ruiz flicked the ball ahead to Rodney Wallace who, marked by Bryan Acosta and Emilio Izaguirre, played it back to Ruiz.Ruiz played the ball from his left foot to his right to fake his way past Acosta, dribbled past Izaguirre and crossed to Waston. The Vancouver Whitecaps defender outjumped Maynor Figueroa and Johnny Palacios to head the ball past Donis Escober to the goalkeeper’s left from 8 yards. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In addition, the U.S. could qualify with a loss if Panama and Honduras both fail to win Tuesday.The fourth-place nation advances to a home-and-home playoff next month against Australia or Syria.The Americans would be eliminated only if they lose and Panama and Honduras both win.At the 2014 tournament in Brazil, Costa Rica opened with wins over Uruguay and Italy, then tied England. They beat Greece on penalty kicks to reach the quarterfinals, where they lost to the Netherlands in a shootout.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

Kwakehdor Farmer Group Embarks on Cassava, Rice Project

first_imgThe Kwakehdor Farmer Group in Kpain Nimba County is embarking on cassava and rice project this season in an effort to revamp agricultural activities, which have been down for over two decades.Speaking at the project site in Kpain Tuesday, April 29, the head of the group, Mr. Landra Diagor, said as they endeavor to revamp some of the agricultural activities at the Kpain Agricultural Project Site, his group will be cultivating cassava and rice this year. Diagor disclosed that they intend on covering more than five hectares of land and then would expand gradually as support comes in.Kpain Agricultural Project site is one of the oldest agriculture sites in Liberia. In began operational in the 1950s and it was only into vegetable production.The project site used to cover at most 600 hectares of land before to the civil war. But our Nimba County Correspondent as the result of the war, agriculture activities collapsed, land became vacant and all of site’s facilities were vandalized. He stated that the land has also been encroached upon.In 2007, the UNMIL Bangladeshi Contingent known as Banbatt 7 supported the farming group in Kpain and they produced several tons of seeds rice.But the project died down upon the departure of Banbatt 7 along with all their equipment, including tractors.As they revamp the site, one challenge now facing the farming group, are livestock that are being raised by Guineans, who crossed the border to find grazing land for their animals.They told the Daily Observer that their young cassava crops have been destroyed by cows which are managed by Fulini herdsmen.“We are experiencing a great set back here from the cows, which roam this land. We want intervention before all our efforts go in vain,” said Esther Mehn, the woman leader.“If this cassava farm comes up well, we will be able to harvest over 400 ‘balawalah’ bags of cassava, said James Mulbal, one of the group’s heads.However, the Zone Chief and the Township Commissioner of Kpain, William T. Whener and William S. Belleh have assured the Kwakehdor that they will do everything possible to stop the livestock/cattle from destroying their crops.The two elders also called on the national government to extend help to the farmers in Kpain by providing them with tractors and other farming machineries so as to help them produce more food for the nation.“A nation should not depend on foreign country for its staple food when its staple food can be produced by itself. The only thing we need is government support,” said Township Commissioner Wehner.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Scotiabank staff stand to lose their jobs – financial analyst

first_img– Advises BoG to put pause in transaction regarding acquisitionWith the recent announcement that the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) plans to sell out its operations here and in eight other Caribbean countries, there have been several rigorous debates about what this could mean for the country’s local financial sector.Washington DC-based Financial Analyst Sasenarine Singh said there is a possibility that if Republic Bank does acquire Scotiabank, it could lead to staff at the latter becoming jobless, and it would indeed have negative implications for the local financial sector.Singh told Guyana Times on Tuesday that it is a known fact that Republic Bank is already the largest player in the financial sector and the buyout will be making them even larger.“And what are they buying? They wouldn’t buy new locations. They are basically buying a loan portfolio and a deposit base. It’s easy for Republic Bank to get rid of most of the properties owned by Scotiabank and merge their portfolios,” heFinancial analyst Sasenarine Singhexplained.The financial analyst said too that “Scotiabank staff may lose their jobs. Because it’s very easy for one bank to integrate their loan portfolio and the deposit base into their current network or system and once that happens they don’t need the real estate.”Singh noted that Government is already struggling to create employment and this would only compound the issue. As such, he said they should consider this because “as a Government, you have the responsibility to the people of Guyana first. And you should not be seen as a Government that is facilitating your people being put out of employment.”But one of the bigger risks in this issue is allowing one bank having too great a market share of the banking sector. “That is the bigger risk because they will dictate pricing of financial instruments in Guyana. But Singh believes there are more than adequate regulations to evaluate those risks from the Bank of Guyana (BoG) Act and the Financial Institutions Act.“Because you don’t want to be seen as anti-business but it must not be at the risk of domination of the financial sector by one player. So, I think it is very important that the BoG evaluate the takeover bid and before granting their approval and take into deep consideration the financial impact on the market and the implications for things such as pricing of products, service outlays to the market,” he added.Pause transactionFurther, Singh told Guyana Times that there was already a severe amount of complaints at the retail base and people were complaining about services offered by some of the banks, in particular the one that seems to be in the driver’s seat in this transaction. “So there are all kinds of benchmarks that the BoG should consider and I would ask that they ask for a pause in the transaction as they evaluate properly whether to give their blessing or not.”He said in any country, as a regulator, the primary focus should be to make sure that the people who are being regulated are best serving the market place.Singh also pitched the idea of consulting with the local Private Sector to see who was willing to take over the assets from Scotiabank and run it as a new and independent indigenous bank. He said consideration should also be given to other banks operating in the Caribbean.“But it is important that we watch that anti-trust issue and the possibility of monopolistic domination of the market by one player. I have nothing against Republic Bank but as a Guyanese it is important to me and many others that we get the most competitive pricing for our financial products,” he added.Several groups and individuals have raised similar concerns urging that the BoG not allow the sale of Scotiabank’s assets to fall in the hands of Republic Bank.Government, on the other hand, has said the agreement “raises a number of issues for the banking sector in Guyana and for the public which the Finance Ministry, the Bank of Guyana and the Government of Guyana will need to carefully consider”.The Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) said recently that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in nine Caribbean countries.It said banks being acquired were located in Guyana, St Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Further, the purchase price is US$123 million, which represents US$25 million consideration for total shareholding of Scotiabank Anguilla Limited; and a premium of US$98 million over net asset value for operations in the remaining eight countries. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

Four youths won’t be charged in stabbing

first_imgJane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, said no charges were filed against the four because none carried weapons. “The victim allegedly started a fight,” she said. “We did reject charge against the four because there was insufficient evidence to file any charges.” Police had reports of several men running from the pier just after the stabbing. The group was found in a parking lot in the 1100 block of Pacific Coast Highway, police said. In all, six persons were arrested in connection with the incident. They were identified as Andrew Alvarado, 18, Kenneth Scialpi, 21, Gabriel Fernandez, 18, and Daniel Fernandez, 21, all from West Covina. Michael Tejada, 20, of Temple City was also arrested. A 17-year-old, who was not identified, was released to his parents, authorities said. Prosecutors have filed one count of assault with a deadly weapon against Scialpi. Bail was set at $80,000. He is due in court on June 21 for a preliminary hearing. (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – Four of five men arrested in connection with a Santa Monica Pier stabbing have been released without charges being filed against them, prosecutors said Thursday. A fifth man was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was released on bail, according to court records. The men, from West Covina and Temple City, were visiting the pier May 17, when they were involved in an altercation with a homeless man, said Mitchell Alvarado, father of Andrew Alvarado, 18. “Basically the boys went down there, and they were hanging out when a homeless gang member confronts one of the boys,” Mitchell Alvarado said. “The gang member swings at him. It ended up being a big fight and they think one of the kids stabbed the homeless guy.” last_img read more

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou to have Tottenham medical TODAY as £10m deal agreed

first_img1 Georges-Kevin Nkoudou in action for Marseille Marseille star Georges-Kevin N’Koudou will undergo a medical at Tottenham on Tuesday ahead of a £10m switch, according to reports in France.L’Equipe has revealed that the two sides have reached an agreement on the sale of the exciting 21-year-old winger, which will be finalised once he completes his medical in the London sunshine.The swoop is something of a coup for Spurs given interest from Manchester United, Everton and a long list of other clubs from outside England.But it appears as though Mauricio Pochettino has beaten all of those to the punch by persuading the young talent to head to north London.It has been reported that Versailles-born N’Koudou will likely pen a five-year deal at White Hart Lane.last_img read more


first_imgIt’s a year since Bri Carr and Foireann Bri represented Ireland to come second in the international pan Celtic song contest with Arranmhor, and Donegal’s Eve Belle came second this weekend with her song, Craiceann is Cnamha (Skin and Bones) – a tremendous double run for Donegal. However, it’s 10 years since the Donegal flag flew for Ireland with Seolfaidh me abhaile, also by Bri Carr, with assistance on lyrics by Glenswilly teacher, Geraldine Galligan. The group featured on BBC World, RTE’s Ardan and went on to win the international title in 2006, a first for Donegal.The group consisted of Bri and Geraldine, with Celine Quigley (Carndonagh) on strings, Frances Boyle (Dungloe) on bodhran and the multi talented young Fiona Barron on flute.The group released a tribute to the anniversary of winning the title in loving memory of their youngest member, Fiona Barron, who sadly passed away due to SADS at only 21 years of age just four years ago.Fiona was a wonderful girl with many awards for flute, whistle, singing and even lilting at National level, Fiona was exceptional. May she rest in peace. With all the fabulous songs emerging over the centenary, we felt it apt and fitting to share this special poignant song – and video- with you.Seolfaidh me abhaile, I will sail home.DDTV: REMEMBERING FIONA BARRON FOUR YEARS ON was last modified: April 4th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Manchester United 10/11 favourites to secure Europa League glory – Coral DD

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Manchester United will travel to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday night.United are 10/11 favourites to win the competition, with Celta Vigo priced at 11/2 and the other semi-finalists, Lyon and Ajax, 13/5 and 5/1 respectively.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img


first_imgMOVILLE GAA CURRY NIGHTWill you be having a Micheal Murphy Madras? A Colm McFadden Korma? Or perhaps Paul Durcan Dopiaza???Moville GAA will be hosting a curry night to raise funds for the Official Donegal GAA training fund. Last year this event premiered with great success and we hope to build on last year’s event.There will be delicious food and traditional music with Irish Dancing as entertainment. Moville GAA currently have 2 players, Tony McClenaghan and Ciaran Diver, involved in the All Ireland Minor Championship Semi Final, and this event goes towards helping these county teams. This year there will be Chicken Curry, Vegetarian Curry, Thai Green Curry and also Chilli for non curry eaters.  Tickets are available from Liam Skelly, Bridget Harkin, Centra Moville, Eamonn Gillen’s Supermarket and Eddie Kelly’s, Greencastle.​GAA NEWS: MOVILLE GAA CURRY NIGHT PROMISES TO BE A ‘SPICY’ AFFAIR was last modified: August 5th, 2014 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S Geraldine McLaughlin was the star of the show as Donegal Ladies beat Dublin by a six point margin today.The Termon player bagged all three goals for her team as Donegal beat the Dubs on a scoreline of 3-10 to 2-07.Dublin had led early in the game when Denise McKenna scored a goal for Dublin, but it was all Donegal after that in a real team performance. McLaughlin bagged the goals but there were great scores over the bar from Lorraine Molloy and a superb point from centre half back Deirdre Foley.It was a great result in very wet conditions in Coolock, and after the disappointment of defeat last week, sets the Donegal ladies back on track. GAELIC GAMES: McLAUGHLIN STAR OF THE SHOW AS DONEGAL LADIES BEAT DUBLIN was last modified: February 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAELIC GAMES: McLAUGHLIN STAR OF THE SHOW AS DONEGAL LADIES BEAT DUBLINlast_img read more

Vandals strike church building

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The one-story building is all but obscured behind trees on a quiet residential street. It shares space with the Korean-language Evergreen Church. Besides the graffiti, the vandals ripped off a wooden door leading to the roof and threw it into a nearby drainage basin, removed a window screen and wrapped it around a wooden cross on the church roof at the back of the property and disconnected a green slide from the church playground. Pearson said he suspects that the vandals struck late Saturday. The church started suffering more minor acts of vandalism shortly before Thanksgiving. “It’s gotten the attention of the hate crime task force,” said Detective Daniel Zumer of the county Sheriff’s Department. “It can be interpreted as a crime against religion.” Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Department Hate Crimes Division at (310) 603-3100. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA CRESCENTA – What began around Thanksgiving with broken sprinkler heads at a local church escalated Tuesday into a full-blown vandalism case that could qualify as a hate crime, sparking a local politician to offer a $10,000 reward. Members of Gethsemane Lutheran Church found “GOD IS GAY” and satanic symbols spray-painted on the roof of the building at 2723 Orange Ave. The vandals also broke playground equipment, a door and two screens. “My own personal feeling is that it was probably just kids thinking they’re funny or having fun or something,” the Rev. Charles Pearson said. “But there are instances in history where people thought they were just having fun and it was acts of hate.” In response to the vandalism, county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Investigators are treating the vandalism as a hate crime. last_img read more