Man U crash out of Champions League

first_imgWOLFSBURG, Germany (AP):Three-time winners Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League yesterday losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg who advanced to the round of 16 for the first time.Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 10th, but Naldo volleyed in the equaliser in the 14th. Vieirinha regained the lead for Wolfsburg in the 29th, before an own goal by Joshua Guilavogui in the 82nd tied the score. But two minutes later, Naldo scored his second with a header to seal Wolfsburg’s victory.The loss, coupled with PSV Eindhoven’s 2-1 home victory over CSKA Moscow, dropped United to third place in Group B, meaning that they will now play in the Europa League.Wolfsburg won the group with 12 points and PSV also advanced with 10 points, two more than United.Manchester United’s neighbours, Manchester, advanced as winners of their group with a 4-2 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.Raheem Sterling netted in the 80th and 81st minutes and Wilfried Bony scored in the 85th to spark City’s turnaround after a listless first-half performance at Etihad Stadium, where ‘Gladbach recovered from conceding early to David Silva.To qualify in first place, City also needed Juventus to lose in Sevilla. The Italian champions obliged for City, losing 1-0 in Group D.8-0 BEATING FOR MALMOIn Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 10 goals or more in the group stage of the Champions League, claiming four. Real Madrid whipped Malmo 8-0.The Portuguese striker reached 11 goals in six games, surpassing nine scored by Luiz Adriano with Shakhtar Donetsk last season. Ronaldo also scored nine times in the 2013-14 season.Ronaldo also set up two goals by Karim Benzema, who scored a hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.The game meant little for Madrid because they had already secured first place in Group A.Other results: Benfica 1 Atletico Madrid 2; Paris Saint-Germain 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 0; Galatasaray 1 FC Astana 1; PSV Eindhoven 2 CSKA Moscow 1.last_img read more

UK Based Charitable Organization to Support Needy Communities

first_imgMr. Aihtsham Rashid.The head of the globally acclaimed Philanthropist and Charitable Organization based in the UK, The Akhirah Team, Aihtsham Rashid with another delegate from his team, will visit Liberia to assist some of the most needy communities.Rashid, who is the Chairman of the Akhirah Team, will be in Liberia as guest of another charitable organization, Vision for Liberia. They will together, from Friday, April 12-18, 2019, assess the needs of over 20 facilities, including orphanages, schools, mosques and clinics in six of Liberia’s 15 counties.During the Akhirah Team’s visit, they will assess orphanages, vulnerable schools and clinics in Montserrado, Margibi, Bong, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Grand Bassa counties. Vision for Liberia has already attended to many of the facilities that the Akhiran Team will visit.As part of the team’s itinerary, they will meet with key stakeholders to include the ministers of Gender, Health and educational stakeholders.Mr. Rashid told reporters that his reasons for taking an interest in working with vulnerable children and families in Liberia is inspired by the legacy of President George Weah, who he said reminds him of his football playing days, and the way Weah has inspired and helped the world’s population through sports and his many humanitarian works.“I followed his career for many years, and saw you at the FA Cup Final 1999-200; (Chelsea Vs Aston Villa); and who can forget that goal you scored for AC Milan where you practically ran the whole length of the pitch. How you used football as a way to bring happiness to millions of people and to promote education for the children; inspired me the most,’’ Mr. Rashid said of President Weah.The Akhirah Team has worked in some of the most difficult environments around the world providing aid and helping the vulnerable populations.The Team has projects in The Gambia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and has provided basic social services and food to the homeless in the United Kingdom.A dispatch said Mr. Rashid and team are coming to undertake life impacting projects that would meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable members of the population such as the orphans. There will also be feeding program for each of the visiting centers.Approximately 100,000 children in Liberia are orphans, and many more less fortunate children live in rural communities.Most of the vulnerability exists due to the 14 years of civil crisis, and the emergence of the deadly disease outbreak, the Ebola virus, that resulted in the deaths of many adults, and left many children as orphans.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp blocks Origi sale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp blocks Origi saleby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp has blocked Divock Origi’s departure from Liverpool. The Belgian striker is wanted by Wolves, West Ham and Fulham.However, following Dominic Solanke’s transfer to Bournemouth, Klopp is not keen on losing any more of his attacking options, according to the Liverpool Echo.Liverpool had been open to selling the 23-year-old, who they value at £20million.Origi has scored 23 goals in 81 appearances for the Merseyside club. last_img

Video Here Is the Worlds Largest LEGO Ship

first_imgHong Kong-based cruise line company Dream Cruises has built a huge replica of its World Dream cruise ship out of LEGOs to mark the delivery of the ship.The large-scale replica was built by over 1,000 cruise guests and members of the public under the guidance of Greater China’s first LEGO certified professional, Andy Hung.The ship was constructed using more than 2.5 million LEGO blocks. The ship model weighs over 2,800 kg and measures 8.44 m (27.7 ft) in length, 1.33 m (4.36 ft) in width and 1.53 m (5 ft) in height, according to the information shared on Guinness World Record webpage.The model was officially unveiled at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal after two months of the construction process.Following the final measuring, the endeavor was declared successful, ensuring the company official Guinness World Records certificate.The new 18-deck, 151,695-ton cruise ship, was delivered to Dream Cruises, a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, in October 2017.The ship can accommodate 3,376 passengers and is 335 meters long, 39.7 meters wide and can reach a speed of more than 23 knots. This cruise ship also carries a small deep-sea submarine that can take guests down to a depth of up to 200 metres.Video courtesy: Guinness World Recordlast_img read more

Nunavik designer Victoria Okpiks latest creation is out of this world

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsVictoria Okpik has a sure fire way of relieving the pressures of work at the end of the day – she takes a moment to stare up into the night sky.“It’s kind of a nice thing to know that, this thing is in the space…somewhere!” she said with a laugh.The thing that Okpik is talking about is a bracelet…A sealskin bracelet to be exact, one that she crafted recently in her Montreal studio and is now on the International Space Station.“I’m proud that this bracelet is somewhere in the space, and Inuit should be proud of that as well,” said the 50 year old Okpik, who is originally from the small Nunavik community of Quaqtaq, QC.Earlier this month, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques rode a Soyuz booster rocket all the way from a launch pad in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station.But before he was blasting off into space, Saint-Jacques was a physician in Puvirnituq, QC, an Inuit community of about 1,700 people in the subarctic Nunavik region.(The bracelet that Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques took into space. Photo courtesy: Victoria Okpik)Okpik said Saint-Jacques reached out to her this past summer on the recommendation of a mutual friend.“David wanted to bring something that was meaningful to Inuit,” recalled Okpik, “I think because he was a doctor up north, so I think that he feels he has a connection.”Saint-Jacques will spend about six and half months in space conducting science experiments and operating robotics on the space station.In a press conference held remotely from the space station, he emphasized that he wants to share his experiences with the world as much as possible.“It was nighttime, and then there was our first sunrise, on orbit and that was quite an emotional moment as I looked out the window and a little blue crescent started to get brighter and brighter, and I was like, ‘wow, this is actually the curve of the Earth.’ So that first sunrise in orbit I will never forget,” said a floating Saint-Jacques, approximately 400 kilometers above the Earth’s surface.But these days Okpik is a little too preoccupied to keep track of Saint-Jacques’s exploits in space.The holidays are a busy time of year when her hand crafted Inuit style mittens are in the most demand.Now, along with balancing her usual orders and a full time day job, she finds herself with a plethora of requests for seal skin bracelets ever since she posted about Saint-Jacques’s purchase on social media.“I hope I can finish them all before Christmas,” she said, a hint of worry creeping into her [email protected]@tfennariolast_img read more

Fulham vicechairman tells a fan to go to hell

first_imgTony Khan attacked a fan on Twitter after the supporter asked him to step down from his position as Fulham lost against Burnley.Fulham FC was defeated 2-1 by Burnley in yesterday’s English Premier League fixture.And fans are angry as their team lay in the 19th position in the table, just three points ahead of the last place.One Fulham supporter took his frustration to Twitter, where he asked the team’s vice-chairman Tony Khan to step down from his position.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“Never. I’ll die at this club. Go to hell,” replied Khan.“To squad, staff, and supporters, some people are waving the white flag and saying we should surrender, people said the same when we were 6 & 4 points behind the past 2 seasons; we closed the gap both times,” he was quoted as saying by The Independent.“Our squad has great moments, but they’ve shown their abilities more often than they’ve gotten the points we need. But we can close this gap.”“As with last January we’ll make multiple signings to improve the squad, but it’s on our players now to fight, finish & win. Come on Fulham!” he concluded.last_img read more

Legislature Sends SB 91 Repeal To Governors Desk

first_imgSenator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “HB 49 is headed for the governor’s desk, and he has told me it far exceeds his expectations. Through HB 49 we are prioritizing public safety, protecting Alaskans, and the law abiding first.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Legislature on Tuesday voted to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91, strengthen the state’s sex crime laws, and provide police and prosecutors with new tools to fight crime. House Bill 49 is the product of a compromise reached by a House-Senate conference committee that repeals the harmful portions of Senate Bill 91 and takes crucial steps to improve public safety. House Bill 49 passed the Senate 18-0 and the House 36-2, for a combined vote of 54-2. The bill is now on its way to Governor Mike Dunleavy’s desk for his signature.center_img The governor posted to Facebook shortly following the vote: “I am pleased that the Senate today joined the House in passing House Bill 49 – this legislation repeals the failed SB 91 and replaces it with common sense crime laws that all Alaskans can trust. During my State of the State I urged legislators to join me in making public safety a priority, and with the passage of HB 49 we have done just that. Thanks to the actions of Legislators and my public safety team we are turning the corner to a safer tomorrow.” The crime package is seen as a further rollback of a 2016 criminal justice overhaul that could swell the state prison population and lead to the re-opening of the prison in Palmer.last_img read more