Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The five-time Ballon d’Or winner joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in a 100-million-euro deal.Juve have now won their opening two games after last weekend’s 3-2 success against Chievo in Verona.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“The danger today was getting swept up in the enthusiasm of the stadium for Ronaldo’s first game at the stadium,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.“We went from being frenetic at times to falling asleep at others. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments (From L) Juventus’ French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, Juventus’ Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic, Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus’ Brazilian forward Douglas Costa celebrate after Mandzukic scored during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Lazio on August 25, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / Marco BERTORELLOCristiano Ronaldo is still waiting for his first competitive goal in Italy but the Portuguese superstar made a 2-0 winning home debut with Juventus as Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli came from two goals down to beat AC Milan 3-2 in the second round of Serie A action.Ronaldo, 33, unintentionally played a role in Mario Mandzukic’s second goal of the night on 75 minutes after Miralem Pjanic put the hosts in front at the Allianz Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT “We did not expect this start, we wanted a different calendar,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi blaming “basic errors” after defeats against the top two teams.Lazio had ended Juventus’s two-year unbeaten home Serie A run last year, but apart from a Luis Alberto shot after an hour they failed to threaten.In the first home game for the seven-time defending champions, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa started on the bench, with Allegri opting for Federico Bernardeschi and Mandzukic to spearhead the frontline with Ronaldo.World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi set up Ronaldo for the champions’ first chance after 19 minutes but it was Germany international Sami Khedira who rattled the woodwork with Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha diving to clear a Bernardeschi angled drive.But the hosts broke through on the half-hour when Mandzukic knocked down a cross for Pjanic to power a half-volley into the corner.Ronaldo came close after 63 minutes but headed just wide after connecting with a Joao Cancelo cross and again threatened on 71 minutes but Strakosha tipped over.Cancelo then set up Ronaldo for what looked destined to be his first goal for his new club, but the Portuguese star failed to control the ball directly in front of goal with Mandzukic taking advantage to finish off.“He is the the best player in the world. For us it is something exceptional, we are very happy to play with him,” said Matuidi of Ronaldo. “Of course we’re going to help him, we’re going to help him score goals..“We will learn from his game. Juventus is another culture. For him, for us, to understand his game. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rejuvenated Djokovic eyes US Open as ‘Big Four’ reunited Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “He is someone who goes forward very quickly, who is very mobile, we need to understand each other better. We will improve in that sense and I know he will score an enormous amount of goals.”In Saturday’s second Serie A game, Ancelotti got his first home win as Napoli coach as the southerners fought back from two goals down to edge AC Milan.Giacomo Bonaventura sensationally opened for Milan after 15 minutes in the San Paulo Stadium with a Davide Calabria half-volley giving the visitors a two-goal advantage four minutes after the break.But last season’s runners-up turned it around in a second half with Piotr Zielinski bagging a brace and Dries Mertens sealing victory.Ancelotti spent most of his career at AC Milan with the 59-year-old winning three Serie A and four European titles as a player and coach with the northern giants.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m happy with the performance, it was our first head-to-head with one of the other big clubs and it went well.“Cristiano has been with us for 15 days, he worked well in the defensive phase and proved to be a smart lad. “He understood that the Italian championship is completely different from the Spanish one and he has understood the DNA of Juventus.“Then everyone is waiting for his goal, but I’m happy with what he did and how he is settling in because he is a very humble guy.”Lazio — fifth last season — have had their worst start in over a decade following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at home against Napoli.ADVERTISEMENT
GTT’s recently-introduced Brand Ambassadors Saiku, Poonam Singh and Drew Thoven teamed up with the company to take the message of hope to several schools across Guyana by sharing their stories of faith and persistence in achieving success.GTT’s Brand Ambassadors Saiku, Poonam Singh interacting with students on their recent outreachThe Brand Ambassadors highlighted that the platform given them as representatives provided the opportunity to reach out and inspire young people, a role which is perfectly aligned with GTT’s mission to connect and impact communities all across Guyana in a positive way.The first round of the tour started last Friday at the New Silver City Secondary and Mackenzie High Schools with positive and resounding responses from the teachers and students. They sang along to the popular songs “G.U.Y.A.N.A.”, “You” and “Pillow Could Speak”, by Singh and Saiku respectively.The Brand Ambassadors have been major acts on GTT’s “Million Dollar Smile” campaign, which has already visited several parts of the country, including Georgetown, Mon Repos and Linden.The campaign moves to Bartica on November 24, when someone from that community would be given a chance to become a GTT “Million Dollar Smile” winner.The Ambassadors will at the same time visit the Bartica Secondary and John Baptise Schools to continue sharing their positive messages, inspiring youths to follow their dreams to do more.
Shaun Barker 1 Shaun Barker has targeted a return to Championship football after his release by Derby County.The injury-plagued midfielder left the Rams on Wednesday having not played for the club since March 13, 2012.In that game, the derby against Nottingham Forest, Barker dislocated his knee and ruptured his ligaments 14 minutes from time.But, now back to full fitness, is hoping he can find a new club in the second tier of English football.He wrote on Twitter: “After 6 years at the club, 4 of those years as the captain + the last 3 years recovering from a horrendous injury, my time at DCFC is over!“I’ve been hoping that I’d get the opportunity to prove I’m capable of playing at this level but unfortunately that’s not the case“I’d like to thanks all of those that have supported me throughout my time here and that kept the faith I’d return to playing football again.“I’ve met some great people at DCFC since my arrival including players, staff and fans. I wish u all the best for the future.“I’ve been ready to step up to 1st team football for a few weeks now and with a pre season under my belt The Championship is my target.”Despite chasing promotion all season, Derby ended the campaign eighth, a point outside the play-off spots.Barker added: “You never know maybe I’ll get a proper send off playing at the Ipro next season!”
Paul Parker joined the Weekend Sports Breakfast to look back on England’s defeat to West Germany at Italia 90 on the 25th anniversary of that fateful night in Turin.The ex-Manchester United defender discusses the key moments of the game and his memories of the tournament as whole and talks about the public reaction upon the Three Lions’ return to Blighty.And Parker reveals all about Paul Gascoigne’s affect on the match, his tears and his brilliance, which formed a crucial part of the incredible story as the Bobby Robson’s side lost 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.
Dec. 15 and 16: Descanso Gardens sale of designer containers, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Boddycq House Terrace. Dozens of inspired plantings can be purchased during the event, with proceeds going to garden operations; 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca?ada Flintridge. For information, call (818) 949-4200.Dec. 19: Bird walk, 8 a.m. South Coast Botanic Garden. Free with gate admission. For information, call (310) 544-1948.checklistHoliday plants: Put them outside occasionally for watering to give them a break from interior heaters. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champGift ideas: Check nurseries for pots, pruners, seeds, bulbs, gloves and plants.Roses: Time to start dreaming. Check nurseries for catalogs and photos of new introductions for January bare-root planting. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Technology does not necessarily mean progress…. The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system is intended to revolutionise football as we know it.But it would seem the technology still needs some work if it is to thrive on the global stage.In the closing stages of Mexico’s 2-1 win over Zealand, Michael Boxall of the All Blacks had his shirt pulled, which saw a mass brawl ensue – queue the need for VAR.Referee Bakary Gassama waited patiently for the relevant information in his ear, but he was forced to use his own pair of eyes to watch a nearby monitor after a lengthy delay.Surprisingly, no red cards were issued as VAR failed to deliver with the world watching.
DDTV: Donegal Ladies manager Davy McLaughlin is optimistic that star forward Geraldine McLaughlin will be fit for his side’s crucial clash with Armagh on Sunday.Donegal face their Ulster rivals in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Clones but have been sweating on the fitness of McLaughlin since last weekend. She sustained a knee injury while playing for her club Termon in the Donegal Ladies Championship against St Eunan’s last Sunday.Davy McLaughlin believes she has injured her kneecap and she hasn’t trained all week but he says that’s precautionary and she should be ready to go come Sunday.To hear the full interview by Charlie Collins and Donegal TV simply click play on the video above.DDTV: DAVY MCLAUGHLIN – ‘WE’RE OPTIMISTIC GERALDINE WILL BE OK FOR THE WEEKEND’ was last modified: August 18th, 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:newsSport
A Donegal motorist was arrested for drug driving while they were on the way to the gym in Letterkenny, it has been revealed.The driver, who tested positive for cannabis, turned away from a checkpoint on Sunday afternoon.Gardai from Roads Policing Unit in Letterkenny nabbed the driver and they tested positive for the class-C drug after a roadside breath test. A garda tweet said: “Driver did not want to talk to our RPU in Letterkenny ‘in early afternoon’ so he turned from a checkpoint, was on the way to the gym and was positive for cannabis.“Gardaí wish to remind all drivers to be safe on the roads at all times, drink and drug driving is not just a night time issue.”Donegal motorist caught drug driving while ‘on way to the gym’ was last modified: May 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Area:1.2 million sq kmPopulation (Mid-2009 estimates):49.3 millionCurrency:1 Rand = 100centsTime:GMT + 2 hrsOfficial Name:Republic of South AfricaCapitals:Cape Town (legislative), Pretoria (administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial)Head of State:President Jacob ZumaMain Languages:11 Official languages. English preferred language of businessReligion:Predominantly Christian. Freedom of worship guaranteed by the ConstitutionForm of State:Federal, comprising a central government and nine provincial governmentsLegal System:Based on Roman Dutch law and 1996 ConstitutionNational Legislature:Bi-cameral parliament, elected every five years, comprising a 400- seat National Assembly and a 90- seat Council of ProvincesElectoral System:List-system with proportional representation based on universal adult suffrageTotal GDP 2009:R2,450 bn (at current prices)GDP per Capita:R49,696Real GDP Growth:-1.8%Inflation 2009 (year-on-year) : CPI: 6.3% PPI: 0.7%Exports:Gold, minerals, diamonds, metals and metal products, foods, automotive componentsImports:Machinery, transport equipment, manufactured goods, chemicals, oilMain Trading Partners:Germany, USA, UK, China, Japan, FranceInternational dialing code:+27