MADRID (AP):With a late equaliser by substitute Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund drew 2-2 with defending champions Real Madrid yesterday to win Group F and set a scoring record of 21 goals in the group stage of the Champions League.Karim Benzema netted in each half at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to give Madrid a 2-0 lead, but forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled the German side closer in the 61st, and Reus struck the equaliser in the 88th.Madrid were left with the consolation prize of matching the club’s 34-game unbeaten streak that had stood since the late 1980s.Dortmund finished the group with 14 points, two more than Madrid. Legia Warsaw, which defeated Sporting Lisbon 1-0 in Poland, finished third with four points to qualify for the Europa League.Cristiano Ronaldo was held scoreless for the fourth straight time in the Champions League, again missing the chance to become the first player to score 100 goals in European competitions. His total remains at 98.Benzema opened the scoring from close range in the 28th, completing a low cross by Dani Carvajal from the right flank. The Frenchman added to the lead in the 53rd with a firm header after a well-placed cross by James Rodriguez.Aubameyang scored from inside the area and then set up Reus’ equaliser after a quick counter-attack.Aubameyang’s goal helped Dortmund match the previous record of 20 group-stage goals, a mark that had been achieved by three other clubs: Barcelona, this season and in 2011-12; Madrid in 2013-14; and Manchester United in 1998-99.Dortmund’s campaign this season included 6-0 and 8-4 routs against Legia.The draw allowed Zinedine Zidane’s team to match Madrid’s unbeaten run set under coach Leo Beenhakker in the 1988-89. Madrid haven’t been defeated since April at Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals of last season’s Champions League.CLOSE CHANCESRonaldo’s best chance on Wednesday was a close-range shot that struck the far post in the 78th minute. He had also come close 10 minutes earlier with a right-foot strike that forced a difficult cross-handed save by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller.He remains the competition’s all-time leading scorer with 95 goals, two more than Lionel Messi, who netted his 93rd in Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday. It was Messi’s 10th goal in the group stage, one short of Ronaldo’s record of 11 achieved last year.Ronaldo only scored two goals in this season’s group stage, his worst mark since joining the Spanish club in 2009.ScoresBayer Leverkusen 3 – 0 MonacoClub Brugge 0 – 2 CopenhagenPorto 5 – 0 LeicesterJuventus 2 – 0 Dinamo ZagrebLegia 1 – 0 SportingLyon 0 – 0 SevillaReal Madrid 2 – 2 Borussia DortmundTottenham 3 – 1 CSKA
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James goes up to dunk against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James has tied one of Michael Jordan’s most impressive records with his 866th consecutive game with at least 10 points.James matched Jordan’s 17-year-old mark Wednesday night against the Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets when he scored on a powerful alley-oop dunk on a pass from J.R. Smith in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas to have hip surgery, ending season 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The 33-year-old James began his streak on Jan. 6, 2007. He can break Jordan’s record Friday night when the Cavaliers host the New Orleans Pelicans.James’ accomplishments are often compared to those of Jordan, who many still believe is the greatest NBA player ever.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCavaliers associate head coach Larry Drew said before the game that it is a “phenomenal accomplishment,” but added “there will be more records down the road that he will be breaking. … if he continues to produce the numbers that he has been producing.”Jordan set his streak from 1986-2001. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Junjie Aban will be taking over the head coaching duties on an interim capacity for the remainder of the Chiefs’ campaign in Season 94.Codiñera was the architect of the most fruitful seasons Arellano had in its nine-year stay in the NCAA.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 ChrissThe former PBA great led the Chiefs to runner-up finishes in Season 90, his first with Arellano, and Season 92 with both years ending in title losses to San Beda.Codiñera tallied a cumulative 52-41 record as the Chiefs’ head mentor. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jerry Codiñera has resigned from his post as the head coach of Arellano University’s men’s basketball team, the school announced on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Rafael Nadal to miss Asian tournaments due to knee injury Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Chiefs, though, have been inconsistent so far in Season 94, sitting at the sixth seed with a 4-7 record. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown While San Beda’s 83-72 pummelling of fourth seed Perpetual showcased the Red Lions’ readiness for the finals, their multititled coach could not help but marvel at their next foe’s form.Robert Bolick shot 23 points, including 16 in the second half, while AC Soberano found his range in the third period to lift the Red Lions to a roaring finish.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 ChrissBefore their match, Fernandez watched in awe as the Lyceum Pirates destroyed the Letran Knights, 109-85.San Beda swept Lyceum in last season’s finals, but there’s no guarantee of a repeat, particularly with the way the Pirates turned a close game into a blowout in the second half against the in-form Knights. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ “It will be tough to repeat,” said Fernandez.Both teams will have more than a week to prepare before they go to battle in Game 1 on Nov. 6 at Mall of Asia Arena.San Beda will gun for a third straight title and an 11th crown in 13 years, while Lyceum will aim anew for its first crown.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda overcame a tough Perpetual Help squad to clinch a 13th straight NCAA championship appearance, but it wasn’t the Red Lions’ stellar performance that played in the mind of coach Boyet Fernandez as he left the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tio’s next stops: Tokyo, Paris Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Walter Rodney CoI reportThe widow and family members of slain historian and founder leader of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA),Dr Walter RodneyDr Walter Rodney have commenced a worldwide petition, calling on Government to make the findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into his death public and the recommendation therein acted upon.The widow is continuing to fight for justice for the death of her husband, who died in a bomb blast some 36 years ago. She, along with her children, friends and supporters, began circulating a petition throughout the Caribbean and around the world, calling for justice for the renowned scholar.The petition is also calling for a change in the manner of death stated on Rodney’s death certificate, from “death by misadventure” to “murder”, for the change of his profession from “unemployed” to “Historian/Professor”, for the overturning of the conviction of his younger brother Donald Rodney, and to expunge any related criminal history.The petition has also fired at Government, stating that its celebration of the life of former Prime Minster and People’s National Congress (PNC) Leader Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham during the celebration of Guyana’s 50th independence anniversary was a revisionist account of Guyana’s history. The findings of the CoI report have fingered the former Prime Minister as the mastermind behind Rodney’s death.The statement said “enough is enough”, speaking to those who have continued to cover-up what it said are theDr Patricia Rodneystaggering facts and findings in the CoI Report.Details coming out of the 18-month investigation – heard evidence from numerous witnesses – revealed that the Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham regime of the 1980s had been very forceful and had used its political power to injure smaller and defenceless political parties. Rodney, a world respected political and social activist, died in June 1980, after a communication device he was examining exploded in his lap.It was the theory of those close to the founding Leader of the WPA that the man he had somewhat come to trust; a then Guyana Defence Force Sergeant and communications expert William Gregory Smith, had implanted the explosive in the device Rodney was expected to test.The theory claimed too that the Government of the day, the People’s National Congress and its leader, Prime Minister Forbes Burnham, had used Smith to carry out the attack.In the report, the three Commissioners – Barbados Queen’s Counsel Richard Cheltenham, Jamaican Queen’s Counsel Jacqueline Samuels-Brown and Trinidad-based Guyanese Senior Counsel SeenathJairam – concluded that given all the relevant facts, events and circumstances set out in the report, they could do nothing else but establish that William Gregory Smith was not acting alone but had the active and full support, participation and encouragement of, and/or was aided and abetted by the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) – both agencies of the State – and the political directorate including Prime Minister Forbes Burnham in the killing of Dr Rodney. The Working People’s Alliance on Monday issued another call to Government to allow the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report to be laid in the National Assembly.Executive member, Dr David Hinds, called on Government to fulfil its promise and have the report properly laid before Parliament and debated.“I hope that such a debate avoids the political finger-pointing and instead focus on the big lessons, in particular the banishment of the use of the State and para-State institutions as a tool of violence against political opponents and the citizenry in general,” the political commentator stated.He also urged Government, of which the WPA is part of, to honour Dr Rodney in the most non-partisan manner by re-naming the University of Guyana “the Walter Rodney University of Guyana”.
PREVAIL, the Ebola trial vaccine team in Monrovia, has admitted that it failed to provide adequate public awareness before beginning to dispense the two trial vaccines early this week.Called Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccine in Liberia, PREVAIL is a Liberia-U.S. Joint Clinical Research Partnership aimed at studying common infectious diseases in Liberia and developing Liberian clinical research capacity. The vaccine study began in October last year when Liberia and the United States formed the partnership with the objective of learning more about Ebola, finding the vaccines to prevent it and accelerate their development as well as discovery of treatments to heal people who become infected with the deadly virus.The trial vaccines were first administered on Monday to only twelve of the initial 600 expected volunteers at the newly renovated clinical research unit of the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town.The two Ebola trial vaccines, ChAd-3 and Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (rVSV), being administered in the country received limited public awareness, many people have observed. The lack of widespread, effective promotion of the vaccine trials has triggered rumors, fears and suspicions about them.The vaccines ChAd3-ZEBOV, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, a British pharmaceutical company, and the rVSV-ZEBOV by Merck/NewLink in Canada, have both been recognized by a panel of the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite the much desired objective of the vaccines to prevent future outbreaks of the Ebola virus and its devastation, the Liberian public has raised serious concerns about the trials. In reaction, the Liberian co-principal Investigator for PREVAIL, Dr. Stephen B. Kennedy, admitted at a press conference in Monrovia Wednesday that several actions were missed along the way before the trials commenced.“We missed many steps along the way,” Dr. Kennedy said. “We failed to carry out (comprehensive) consultations. For example, we left out the media, the Legislature, women and other important groups in our consultation process during the planning stage.”“We are not politicians; we are medical people and so we were not sensitive enough to these procedures. We only took into consideration the medical community during the initial process. However, we will do all we can to meet those concerns that are being raised.” Dr. Kennedy, who is also the coordinator for the Ministry of Health’s Ebola Research, Incident Management System (NIMS) for the National Ebola Response, said despite the mistakes in promoting public awareness and dispelling doubts, the protocol being followed in trying the vaccines is internationally and scientifically acceptable. He meanwhile appealed to the general public to volunteer for the vaccine trials “because it will protect them from any future outbreak of the virus.” He also called on Liberians to remain calm because, said Dr. Kennedy, the international community’s eyes are on the country to learn the outcome of the trials. Dr. Kennedy pointed out that a successful implementation of the trials will be Liberia’s major contribution to global public health. He refuted what he claimed to be widespread news that the trials have been halted. What has been halted is a clinical therapeutic drug called Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), an experimental drug for the management of Ebola-positive patients, he said. He said the drug was halted because the US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) withdrew PCR’s license as an Ebola trial drug. He did not say why PCR’s license was retracted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The late Francis Burns Dunbar. – Advertisement – The funeral service of Mr. Francis Burns Dunbar, Sr. will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the S.T. Nagbe United Methodist Church at 13th and 14th Streets, Tubman Boulevard, Monrovia, beginning at 10 o’clock a.m.The body will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Home on Tubman Boulevard at 09:00 o’clock the same Friday morning and taken to the S.T. Nagbe Church.On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10 o’clock a.m., the cortege will depart the S.T. Nagbe Church for the Dunbar farm in Palala, Bong County, where interment will take place.Francis Burns Dunbar, Sr., a prominent son of the legendary agriculturist, builder and father, George Augustus Dunbar III, died on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the SOS Clinic on Tubman Boulevard in Sinkor following a period of illness. He was in his 71st year.Mr. Dunbar served the Liberian government in several capacities, including former deputy minister at Finance and former managing director, respectively of the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) and National Port Authority (NPA).Francis Burns Dunbar was born in Monrovia on December 26, 1948 to the union of Mr. George A. Dunbar III and Madam Kau Quelu Boayue Dunbar of Ganta, Nimba County.He was a graduate of the College of West Africa (CWA). He spent a year at Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), before traveling to the United States. There he obtained the Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Queens College, and the Master’s in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York (NSSRNY). He later commenced the doctoral program at the NSSRNY, completing all his course work, but for the dissertation.Family sources said he was employed at several companies, including an import/export company in New York.In 1978, he married Ms. Rita Davis and the union was blessed with two sons, Francis Davis Dunbar, and Jason Burns Dunbar. The marriage was dissolved in 1988.He returned to Liberia in the Summer of 1981, and joined the government. During the Liberian civil war, Francis returned to the USA in 1990, and was employed as general manager of New Jersey Transit, a position he held for many years.Francis also married Ms. Shadrene Howard in 1989, and this union was blessed with a son, Stephan Burns Dunbar. This marriage was dissolved in 1993.Mr. Francis Dunbar fathered four other children—Sei Newon, mother Ms. Betty Dokie; Dekonti Putu S., mother Dr. Antoinette Sayeh, former Minister of Finance; Francine, mother, Ms. Frances Mitchel; and Francia Dunbar, mother, Ms. Edwina G. Allison.Survivors include his former wives, Rita Davis and Shadrene Howard; his children, Francis Davis, Jason Burns, Dekonti Putu, Sei Newon, Fancine, Francia and Stephen Burns Dunbar; his grandchildren, Noah and Sara; the Dunbar family; numerous siblings; nieces; nephews; cousins; the Boayue family; other relatives; friends; and business associates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Three Guyanese match officials will be among those officiating at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games being held in Barranquilla, Colombia from July 18 to 31.Among the officials are Referees Gladwyn Johnson and Maurees Skeete and Assistant Referee Kevin Stephens.According to the Head of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Refereeing Department, Stanley Lancaster, this is an achievement for the CONCACAF Tier Two Referees, whose participation signals an opportunity for further technical assessment and development.“This is the second time, if my memory serves me correctly, that match officials from Guyana have been invited to participate in the CAC Games. This is certainly encouraging and shows the confidence bestowed on the match officials from Guyana to sustain the rigors of competition. This opportunity will also contribute to enhanced technical development considering the expected networking and level of competition,” he said.Johnson is also part of the CONCACAF’s Targeted Advanced Referee Programme (TARP), which seeks to foster the technical growth and development of select referees.The female leg of the CAC Games began on July 18 and will conclude on July 30, while the male competition runs July 19-31.This year’s CAC Games have 38 participating countries involved in 40 disciplines, including athletics, field hockey, football, cycling, swimming and beach volleyball.
THIS is stark end facing Irish seals – if some Donegal fishermen get their way.In recent weeks there has been a growing number of calls for a seal cull along the Irish coast, with some fishermen in Killybegs claiming there are now too many of them.But environmental campaigners have now hit back, saying any change in the law should be opposed. And one tour operator in Kerry says Donegal should cherish the mammals as they can attract tourists to the county.Captain Raymond Ross has been running eco cruises and seal-watching trips in Kenmare Bay, Co Kerry, since 1993.He is furious at the very suggestion that there should be a seal cull.Raymond told us: “I am against this and people who care about our wildlife will be against this. “Every time there is a drop in the number of fish being caught by fishermen, the seals get the blame. They always get the blame.“No-one questions the fishermen themselves or other factors. No-one looks at over-fishing.”The Kerry man, who takes up to 100 tourists at a time on his two-hour trips aboard his Seafari cruiser, revealed that seals are already being killed off along our coasts.“I have heard of incidents where people go out and shoot seals just for the craic,” he revealed.“The real shame is that they do attract tourists and we should be protecting our seal population. They should be used a lot more,” he said. His words will not be lost on the operators of the Donegal Bay waterbus – where tourists look forward to seeing seals in the bay.The Irish Seal Sanctuary actively campaigns to save our seal population – last estimated at less than 10,000.The Co Wexford based organisation says it has studied all government reports and data since 1960 and there is no scientific support for culls.“The problem and challenge to fisheries scientists, politicians and the fishing community is to face up to the internationally acknowledged problem of over-fishing,” said a spokesman. “The take over of the fishing industry by large business corporations and the displacement and systematic depopulation of previously sustainable fishing communities is the issue.“This policy is E.U. driven, assisted by our own National and local politicians, and divisions within the ranks of the fishing community itself, where larger more unscrupulous operators are fishing smaller operators out of business.”The ISS also claimed that while quotas were set at €700M, Irish fisheries take more than twice that from the waters off the Irish coasts.One of those leading the debate for a possible cull is Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh from Donegal.He claimed a review of legislation protecting seals was required in addition to an investigation into possible breeding controls.“If we have humane annual deer culls on this island, we should open a debate on having a humane seal cull,” he said in an interview.CONSERVATIONIST HITS OUT AT CALLS FOR DONEGAL SEAL CULL was last modified: February 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
Alexandre Lacazette is wanted by Arsenal 1 Lyon have confirmed that Arsenal offered £29.4m for striker Alexandre Lacazette but dimissed reports that the Gunners had returned with a £40.3m bid.The north London club have been heavily linked with a move for the French hotshot, who has scored 48 Ligue 1 goals in his last 67 appearances.But Lyon have reacted angrily to a report in the Le Progres newspaper that claimed Arsenal had upped their initial offer, just shy of £30m, by a further £10m in a bid to get a deal over the line.And the French club have also insisted that they have no intention of selling the 25-year-old, who remains under contract until 2019.The official statement, released via Twitter, read: “Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies having received a €48m offer from Arsenal for Alexandre Lacazette like Le Progrès claims in their edition this morning.“The club regrets yet again that Le Progrès did not decide to contact us before publishing this false information that has created confusion on the day where the Group, on the stock exchange, publishes its annual accounts showing €218.1m, a progression of 111% from 2014/15.“The reality is that the club Arsenal made an offer worth €35m, which Lyon did not follow up on for one reason: OL will keep Alexandre Lacazette who is irreplaceable and who is one of the main leaders in Bruno Genesio’s squad.”