first_img“I think this throws a bit of a shadow, it shows an overly individualistic side. If other situations like this happen the situation could degrade,” he told AFP.Globoesporte.com went further, calling it a “war of egos.”“It’s clear these two players don’t get on,” the site said. Share on: WhatsApp Cavani and Neymar on the penalty spotRio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Brazil’s media on Monday dubbed the spat between Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Edinson Cavani over who should take a penalty kick during their victory against Lyon “a war of egos.”Newspapers in Brazil, always hungry for Neymar news, dived into the tussle in which the recently signed PSG superstar tried to take the ball from his Uruguayan teammate on Sunday. Cavani kept the ball but had his shot saved in what was ultimately a 2-0 win.“Neymar and Cavani argue again,” O Dia’s headline read, referring to another penalty incident during PSG’s 6-2 win over Toulouse on August 20 — Neymar’s first home game with the French side after transferring from Barcelona.“The result allowed Neymar’s team to remain leaders but what caught the attention was the poor understanding between the Brazilian and Cavani,” O Globo daily said.Ledio Carmona, a commentator for Sport TV, which broadcasts Ligue 1 games, said Neymar risks estranging himself from his new teammates if he keeps “playing selfishly.”last_img read more

first_imgThis club of billionaires is closed by Chelsea, with 1008 million, and Manchester United, with a total of 1007 million euros. Paris Saint-Germain is the one on the brink of entering the club of the wealthy, surprisingly, with 979 million euros followed by Atlético de Madrid, with 836 million euros.Calcium does not provide its first member until position 10, where Juventus appears with 783 million euros and the Bundesliga until 12, with Borussia Dortmund, which has a staff value of 756 million.What are the ‘cheapest’ equipment?The upper part is as interesting as the lower part to check who has the least valued assets in the market. The red lantern goes to Paderborn, with 37 million euros, followed by Lecce (38), Union Berlin (46) and Leganés (51). Toulouse marks the club of 100 million worth of which Granada, Osasuna, Metz, Genoa, Alavés, Eibar, SPAL, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Mallorca, Nimes, Stade Brestois, Hellas Verona, Amiens and Dijon are left out. Liverpool dominated Europe last season and this one, was heading towards the Premier League until the coronavirus pandemic has forced to stop the competitions. Atlético was able to prevent them from revalidating the European title but even so, their good level has made their players revalue themselves and become, according to a CIES study, the Most expensive squad in the world beating giants like Real Madrid or Barcelona, ​​who usually occupy the top of these classifications.According to CIES, Liverpool’s squad is valued at € 1405 million, being the most valuable team in England and the top five European leagues. In second place is Manchester City with 1.361 billion euros followed by Barcelona, ​​with 1.17 billion euros and Real Madrid, which stays just at 1100.last_img read more

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Mbala back to his old dominant self in Game 2 win READ: Mbala back to his old dominant self in Game 2 winThe opposite happened to La Salle as the Green Archers improved their 16-of-38 first half shooting to 16-of-28.La Salle also doubled its free throws from eight conversions in the first half to 16 in the latter part of the match.“We have to credit La Salle’s defense, credit also goes to the changes [Aldin] Ayo made,” said Baldwin. “He went big, that didn’t work then he went small and that began to work.”Ayo employed three big men in the first half with Ben Mbala, Abu Tratter, and Santi Santillan all sharing the floor but the Green Archers switched to a four-guard lineup come the second half.“His [Ayo] pressure then started to take the toll and the momentum swung. We just didn’t play as well once the momentum swung.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We won’t think about Game 2. La Salle didn’t think about Game 1 and they came out and played, we won’t think about Game 2,” said Baldwin at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “It’s winner take all now.”READ: La Salle rallies to stun Ateneo, forces UAAP title decider FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAteneo built a massive 21-point lead in the second quarter after Thirdy Ravena made two free throws, 45-24, and was poised to run away to the title.But La Salle slowly chipped away at the lead and mounted a 40-10 run that spanned the middle quarters to take a 68-59 lead heading into the fourth. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “It was tough because we had a big lead and I’m a coach that hates big leads,” said Baldwin. “That may sound ironic but in today’s world I think young people don’t have a killer instinct. And I see it over and over in basketball leagues around the world.”READ: Rivero fights off tears to spark La Salle comeback “Big leads just seem to drain and momentum swings the other way, and it’s always tough to swing the momentum back. Once La Salle found its feet, we lost ours and we really couldn’t have it back.”After shooting 48.5 percent from the field, 16-of-33, in the first half, the Blue Eagles hit cold air and bungled to a 12-of-40 shooting clip.Ateneo’s free throw shooting also dipped in the second half after going 13-of-15 in the first half, the Blue Eagles managed just 7-of-9 in third and fourth quarters.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo head coach Tab Baldwin is not the one to look at the past and instead would choose to look at what’s ahead.After Ateneo’s gut-wrenching 92-83 loss to De La Salle in the second game of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball finals, Baldwin instilled in his players that what happened Wednesday is already on the wayside.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

first_imgThe governments of Liberia and the United States of America on November 2 signed a landmark agreement through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to support key energy and road infrastructure projects totaling US$257 million.The MCC grant constitutes the single largest bilateral infrastructure grant to the country over several years, a Ministry of Finance and Development Planning dispatch stated.At a ceremony marking the signing of the compact at the State Department in Washington DC, Vice President Joseph Boakai praised the U.S. government for the gesture while reflecting on the longstanding traditional ties between the two countries.According to the dispatch, V.P. Boakai said Liberia’s MCC success showed that the country was making progress in strengthening its governance system, further demonstrating the government’s commitment to developing its democracy and improving the living standards of its citizens.Liberia passed the MCC scorecard for the first time in FY13, after several years of improving economic governance and strengthening democraticinstitutions.The scores are determined by third party monitoring reports such as Transparency International Corruption index, US States Department Human Rights Report, Report on Human Trafficking, etc.Liberia’s path to the MCC signing has not been easy, having commenced the program in 2008 and winning a threshold grant subsequently. But due toLiberia’s efforts to combat corruption as recognized in numerous assessments, including on the Control of Corruption Indicator, and together with improvements to macroeconomic management in recent years, these were indicative of the steps undertaken by the country to advance to the compact stage, the dispatch noted.The MCC agreement will fund projects including the largest contribution to the rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee Hydro Power Plant, rehabilitation of the water intake and pipeline from Mt. Coffee to Millsburg, construction of regional road maintenance centers in River Gee and Tubmanburg, and construction of a LEC Training Center.The Roads Project aims to improve the quality of Liberia’s road network by supporting the piloting of a new maintenance regime and building capacitywithin the sector. Improved management of the road sector is expected to decrease vehicle operating costs and provide time savings for road users.In 2010, the MCC and the government of Liberia signed a US$15 million threshold program grant agreement that focused on improving land rights and access, increasing girls’ primary education enrollment and retention, and improving Liberia’s trade policy and practices.“Growing at an annual rate of 7 percent, Liberia was well on course to fix its shattered economy, until the Ebola virus outbreak reversed the progress made during periods of sustained economic stability,” said Finance and Development Planning Minister, Amara Konneh, when he signed the agreement.Konneh said that despite the constraints to inclusive growth, the country was on course to unlocking its growth potential through an ambitious development agenda, with the acceleration of development projects particularly in the road and energy sectors.“The planned investment in electricity and road maintenance will significantly contribute to our development agenda, thus helping us achieveour central goal of poverty reduction. Energy is fundamental to our growth strategy and together with roads, is critical to our goal of unlocking thegrowth potential of our economy.“Many efforts to encourage private investment in the light manufacturing sector have been frustrated by the lack of electricity and good roads. Your intervention in these areas will go a long way in encouraging investment, thus bringing in much needed capital, skills, and technology to Liberia,”Konneh stated.The signing of the MCC grant would provide Liberia additional resources to fund its signature Mount Coffee Hydro project, delayed as a result of theEbola outbreak. The grant would be used to also spend on other critical roads and energy infrastructure projects over the duration of the program.Before the signing ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer of MCC, Dana J. Hyde said her institution was delighted to celebrate and open what shecalled “a new chapter” in the longstanding partnership between the U.S. and Liberia.“We know and have known that Liberia is an emerging champion for development and trade and investment in West Africa. The agreement that we are about to sign creates the funding that we can help take that to a new level,” she said whilst indicating that the MCC can help unlock the economic potential that exists in the West African nation.The MCC is an independent, bilateral U.S. government foreign aid agency established by Congress. It is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance and economic prosperity. The MCC applies a set of innovative philosophy to foreign aid administration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Alliance for Women Advancement (ALWA), an all-girl empowerment project (GEP), on Thursday held its first graduation ceremony for 26 adolescent girls, who completed three-months of intensive training in soap making and baking.Thursday’s ceremony was held at the entity’s Girls Resource Center in the ELWA Kpelleh Town Community, Paynesville.Of the 26 graduates, 12 studied soap making, while 14 completed courses in baking a variety of breads.ALWA is funded by the Swiss government through the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.Prior to the graduation, the project also conducted separate classes for 30 other adolescent girls and teen parents on topics including life skills education for adolescents, as well as provided technical skills for girls ranging from ages 15 to 19.Two of the 30 girls who attended the education section, Ruth Woloquellie and Angeline Benson, expressed gratitude to ALWA for teaching them lessons such as gender-based violence, puberty stage, decision-making, good communication with adults, as well as how to prevent teenage pregnancy and the male and female reproductive systems.Two other graduates, Vickie R. Tobey, 19, and Massage Joe, 19, obtained certificates in soap-making and baking. For them, like their fellow graduates, the project prepared them not only for the job market, but to secure grants to establish their own enterprises. Earlier, the keynote speaker, Mrs. Gertrude M. Garway, a social worker, encouraged the graduates to compete with their male counterparts by developing their enterprises beyond soap making and baking.“We are not suggesting that boys and girls are not the same; no, but we want the girls to see themselves as equal to the boys especially in any given academic terrain,” Mrs. Garway added.She spoke on the topic, “Girls’ Empowerment; Nation Empowerment.”She called on parents not to overwork the girl child with home assignments, but to challenge the girls to get quality learning so they can play equal roles with their male counterparts.ALWA was established in 2012 by women-rights activists to contribute to women empowerment and gender equality. ALWA’s motto is: “Empowering Women; Building Resilient Communities,”As for the Girls Empowerment Project, according to the 2013 Liberia Demographic Health Survey, by age 20, about nine out of ten Liberian women have had sexual intercourse, and 31 percent of all 15-19 years old have been pregnant or had a child. Therefore, they believe, adolescent girls in the country face a range of risks and vulnerabilities, for which the training program became a necessity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAnalysts polled by Thomson Financial expected a loss of 72 cents per share. Those estimates typically exclude one-time charges and gains. KB shares rose 30 cents to $24.39 Thursday, though shares had already fallen around 4 percent on Wednesday. Third-quarter revenue fell 32 percent to $1.54 billion from $2.28 billion last year. That surpassed Wall Street’s estimate of $1.5 billion. KB also said it was able to use the proceeds from the sale of its French operations to pay off $650 million in debt. However, unit deliveries fell 28 percent to 5,699 and the average selling price dropped 7 percent to $267,700. The third-quarter cancellation rate of 50 percent was lower than the 60 percent rate in the prior year third quarter, but well above the 34 percent rate in the second quarter of this year. KB’s financial results were released the same day the Commerce Department reported dismal figures for new home sales. New-homes in August fell to the lowest level in seven years, a stark sign that the sudden scarcity of credit is aggravating an already painful housing slump. Sales of new homes dropped by 8.3 percent in August from July, the Commerce Department reported, driving down sales to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 795,000 units. That was the lowest level since June 2000, when sales clocked in at a pace of 793,000. The company said it expects the market to worsen through 2008 as rising foreclosure rates increase the supply of homes on the market, leading to lower prices. “At this time, we see no signs that the housing market is stabilizing and believe it will be some time before a recovery begins,” said President and Chief Executive Jeffrey Mezger in a statement. “The oversupply of unsold new and resale homes and downward pressure on new home values has worsened in many of our markets.” The company’s backlog, or homes under contract yet to be delivered, fell during the quarter. As of Aug. 31, the figure stood at 11,880 units, down from 17,198 units in the year-ago quarter. Diminished backlog reflects a negative year-over-year net order comparison during the past several quarters and also lower average selling prices, the company said. Net orders for the third quarter fell 6 percent to 3,907, compared with last year’s orders during the same period. At the close of the quarter, KB had $646 million in cash and a ratio of debt to capital of 45 percent, the company said. KB was the latest builder to report sagging sales and earnings during the third quarter. On Tuesday, Miami-based Lennar Corp. reported a third-quarter loss of more than $510 million due to falling sale prices and home deliveries. The company also said it had cut its work force by 35 percent and warned it expected further job cuts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles-based builder KB Home swung to a loss in the third quarter and warned Thursday that the beleaguered housing market is likely to worsen next year. The Los Angeles-based company, one of the nation’s biggest home sellers, reported a loss of $35.6 million, or 46 cents per share, for the period ended Aug. 31, compared with profits of $153.2 million, or $1.90 per share, in the year-ago period. KB took pretax charges of $690.1 million and $107.9 million to write down the value of unsold inventory and joint-venture holdings. Those were partially offset by a gain of $438.1 million from the sale of KB’s stake in its French subsidiary. Excluding the French operations, the company reported a loss of $478.6 million, or $6.19 per share, from continuing operations. last_img read more

first_imgIrish cyber security watchdog ESET have issued a warning following the circulation of an email scam.The harmless looking email titled ‘Netflix cancellation’ may read something such as; “We’re sorry to say goodbye. We’ve cancelled your Netflix Account. This change will be effective . If you’ve changed your mind and you would like to continue, simply click here: to enjoy TV shows & movies without interruption. We hope you enjoyed the service – and we’d love to have you back someday.”The provided link will ask you to fill in your personal details, including bank details. Phishing, the act of attempting to obtain sensitive information, has become popular in Ireland, with scammers pretending to be the Revenue Commission, iTunes, and even AIB throughout this year.If you encounter a suspicious email, you should ignore, delete, and report the email.For more information on how to recognise phishing you can check out ESET’s guide.Irish Netflix users warned of ‘phishing’ scam was last modified: November 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

first_imgA total of €150,000 in Government funding has been released to help re-build Newtowncunningham Orange Hall.Minister Joe McHugh confirmed the money will go towards Floor Finishes, Internal wall, External wall and ceiling finishes, decoration, new stairs and internal doors as well as new piping and electrical work.The hall was destroyed in an arson attack on September 14, 2014 which was condemned by political leaders north and south of the border. “Today’s funding is being delivered through the LEADER programme and I am delighted for the hall committee that work can be completed,” said Minister McHugh.“I want to thank Minister for Communities and Rural Affairs Michael Ring for this funding.“In our Republic, represented by the colours of our national flag, it is important once again to emphasise that the vast majority of people live in peace and harmony with people from all backgrounds and none.“I know this funding is a sign of this Government’s commitment to all communities and in this case to the people of Newtowncunningham who lost their hall in such a senseless attack. “I also want to thank Donegal County Council and its officials who have helped enormously over the past couple of years.”The Department of Foreign Affairs has also assisted the project with a €60,000 contribution. That followed a meeting between then Minister Charlie Flanagan and members of the local community.McHugh welcomes €150,000 for re-build of Newtoncunningham Orange Hall was last modified: December 4th, 2017 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:donegalNewtowncunningham Orange Hallrebuildlast_img read more

first_imgNigerian surfer and instructor Godpower Pekipuma was born in Tarkwa Bay, the small beach community close to Lagos harbour, where man-made shipping inlets have helped to create naturalistic swells, perfect for surfing.pic.twitter.com/IDLxEDUib6— Godpower Pekipuma (@alloy_92938) February 3, 2016While surfing may not be the most popular sport in Nigeria, the young surfers Pekipuma teaches in the bay are discovering the natural thrill of the sport. He teaches 15 students, some as young as five, to tame the waves of Tarkwa, using borrowed, donated and makeshift boards.Young boys practice #surfing at the #tarkwa bay #lagos #nigeria #snapitoga #everydayafrica pic.twitter.com/8Qo2rtENjh— Snap It Oga (@snapitoga) July 8, 2016“It’s hard to practise more, because we don’t want to break our boards,” Pekipuma told BBC News. It’s the reason he wants to build a small local industry around the sport and the community, teaching residents to build boards. He is also planning on opening a surf shop where surfers can get advice and encouragement.Here’s What Beach Surfing On The Beaches Of Tarkwa Bay In Lagos Lokks Likehttps://t.co/P8dN8K8Pv9 pic.twitter.com/4DssuEjQ8D— Farabale (@FarabaleNow) April 28, 2016Together with Italian-born surf-tourist John Micheletti, Pekipuma also wants to spread the word to the international surfing community, both amateur and professional, inviting them to discover surfing, the Nigerian way.Tarkwa Bay local, John Michelleti, sent us a postcard update from Nigeria. Read it here – http://t.co/uUYDWF5aRd pic.twitter.com/v0qgAuDByB— Zigzag – SA Surf Mag (@Zigzagsurf) August 20, 2015Micheletti, who divides his time between the waves of Cape Town and Lagos, spreading the gospel of Tarkwa Bay to his fellow surfing journeymen, is determined to get the surfing world to experience the unique African surf culture. He told BBC News: “We want the world to see what we are doing, in our own humble way.”The sport is becoming popular enough that even the local film industry, known as Nollywood, is getting in on the action – recruiting Pekipuma, Micheletti and their students to make a surfing-themed movie titled The Ghost of Tarkwa Bay in 2017.Watch the BBC interview with Godpower Pekipuma and John Micheletti about surfing at Tarkwa Bay:Watch a CNN interview with Godpower Pekipuma about life as a surfer in Nigeria:Watch a short film about surfing Tarkwa Bay by surf tourist Armando Abraham, featuring John Micheletti and a great afro-funk soundtrack:Be inspired by a collection of Tarkwa surfing photos, courtesy of Godpower Pekipuma’s Facebook page:Source: BBC NewsSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Domestic ethanol expansion has slowed,  but the U.S. exported $2.1 billion in ethanol in 2014, replacing Brazil as the world’s largest ethanol exporter. The 2015 data is expected to show 850 million gallons of exported ethanol, second only to a record year in 2011 and up from the 835 million gallons exported the previous year.In addition, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) made a very public statement in support of ethanol and maintaining the Renewable Fuels Standard during an Ag Executive Outlook Panel during the opening day of the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. AEM named the RFS one of their top issues for 2016.In addition, this month there were two recent research reports supported by USDA focused on ethanol and other renewable fuels — one published by USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist and another published by the University of Missouri.“U.S. farmers continue to improve their efficiency in the production of corn for ethanol while the impact of ethanol production on corn production has become marginal. Between 1991 and 2010, direct energy use in corn production has dropped by 46% per bushel of corn produced and total energy use per bushel of corn by 35%,” said Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary. “Moreover, between 2005 and 2010, direct energy use fell by 25% and the total energy use by 8.2% per bushel — meaning that between 2005 and 2010, the energy required per bushel of corn produced dropped by about 5%. The bottom line is, today, more energy is being produced from ethanol than is used to produce it, by factors of 2 to 1 nationally and by factors of 4 to 1 in the Midwest. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of the bio-economy and the role biofuels and advanced biofuels will play in that future, and I am confident this administration has acted aggressively to expand the groundwork to support that brighter future.”To learn more about the reports referenced by Secretary Vilsack, please visit:http://www.usda.gov/oce/reports/energy/2015EnergyBalanceCornEthanol.pdfwww.fapri.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/FAPRI-Report-01-16.pdf.last_img read more