By Toby DavisFor those who questioned Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers for allowing winger Raheem Sterling to take a mid-season break, the answer came in one emphatic burst of pace in Tuesday night’s League Cup semi-final draw with Chelsea.Sterling had returned from a trip to Jamaica for Saturday’s Premier League clash at Aston Villa, and was reinstated to his role as a makeshift centre forward for the first leg against league leaders Chelsea at Anfield.With Liverpool a goal down in the second half, after Eden Hazard’s early penalty, and becoming increasingly frustrated, the 20-year-old received the ball in Chelsea’s half.Sterling powered away from the chasing John Obi Mikel and Nemanja Matic and showed a clean pair of heels to Gary Cahill before finishing expertly into the corner with his left foot.The goal was straight from the top drawer and, with his pace and movement, the England forward was a nuisance to Chelsea’s back four for the whole 90 minutes of the 1-1 draw at Anfield.It was the sort of performance that made a mockery of those who claimed his manager should not have let him take a break from the stress and strain of football to rest and recuperate.“This is about the boy’s life and his career,” Rodgers said on Sky Sports. “People will talk about it but I’m only worried about the kid.“You could see he was probably fresher, not so much physically but mentally. He’s had so much put on him so early in his career. There is no doubt he is an exceptional young talent.”The result was disappointing for Rodgers after his side dominated the game and they will go into the return leg next week as underdogs to reach the final at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur or third tier Sheffield United.The Liverpool boss put a positive spin on the result, however, choosing to focus on the improvement in his side’s performance level from earlier in the season.“We’re getting better with every game, you can see the confidence returning,” said Rodgers.“We were very unfortunate not to win the game. We went behind against the run of play but we created opportunities.“You’ve seen the return of the aggression in our intensity. The only thing which was missing was more than one goal…“It felt like a big game and the performance was big.”
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East ended University of the Philippines’ campaign with an 80-67 rout in the UAAP Season 79 seniors’ basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Fighting Maroons, who put up a fight for a Final Four spot late in the second round, fizzled out as they wrapped up their season with a 5-9 record while the Red Warriors improved to 3-10.ADVERTISEMENT 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. We are young McGregor KOs Alvarez to take second UFC belt As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Pasaol also produced double-digit points finishing with 11 for the Red Warriors.Jett Manuel and Dave Moralde, who played their last game in a UP jersey, combined for 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Fighting Maroons. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND UE went berserk midway through the game with a 17-2 run throughout the second and third quarters as Alvin Pasaol capped it off with a fastbreak layup to put the boards at 48-28 at the 8:14 mark of the penultimate period.Red Warriors head coach Derrick Pumaren said they wanted to end their Season 79 campaign in respectable fashion and he was satisfied with how his team played despite their poor record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“We really played to our full potential today, and even though UP made a run late we kept our poise,” said Pumaren whose team has the chance to take the seventh spot if they win against Far Eastern University on Wednesday. “The energy was there, we know that we played to our potential.”UE enjoyed a three-pronged offense courtesy of Philip Manalang, Renz Palma, and Bonbon Batiller who all had 14 points apiece. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Dear Editor,Government and Finance Minister Winston Jordan were last year roasted for introducing dozens of new taxes in the 2017 Budget, ranging from one on private education to a tax on miners. A significant amount of rage was pointed to the Minister, but from all appearances this time around, the 2018 edition might be the first indication of measures aimed at simply winning votes. After all, it is mid- term and Local Government Elections are scheduled for next year.After much picketing and lobbying, the education services tax has been lifted and Cabinet has also seen it fit to reduce the tributors tax by 10 per cent. The mining community has already signalled that it is happy with the reduction.Despite what the Cabinet and the coalition might wish to say, the 2018 Budget is clearly intended to win hearts and minds. For instance, delinquent taxpayers will benefit from an amnesty both for not filing any taxes at all, or by fudging the figures to pay less to the State. Again, this is an olive branch to voters, designed to bring in billions in additional revenues and to change the view, of maybe too many Guyanese, that Government was simply hell-bent on piling on too many taxes, rules and regulations on them.There are numerous other goodies that could be mentioned from the budget. The PPP might find it much harder this year to hurl criticism at this document than last year as there are so many points to which parliamentarians and Government supporters can point to and defend. But as I often tell my friends, Government is doing a horrible job in creating opportunities for youth in keeping with promises prior to 2015. This has to be addressed or the coalition might well pay dearly for this in 2020, oil or no oil.Sincerely,Peter JosephNazeema MohamedRoy Mason
‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far “It’s like everyone wanted us to win,” she said.The Lady Bulldogs improved to 4-9, while inflicting on the Lady Maroons their seventh loss in 13 matches.That meant UST can now focus on a last-gasp bid for a twice-to-beat berth after the Tigresses turned back the Lady Tamaraws in the second game, 25-23, 25-18, 25-23.UST’s victory avenged a first-round loss to FEU in a game where the Tigresses lost star sophomore Milena Alessandrini due to injury.“We have a better ranking now,” said UST coach Kungfu Reyes in Filipino. “I think we are assured of Final Four, but we want to finish the eliminations on a high note.”ADVERTISEMENT Audrey Paran noticed a major change of colors in the National University cheering section.“We were shocked that fans wearing green and yellow were cheering for us,” Paran said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption PH heads to world group on winning note P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ MOST READ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs View comments Sisi Rondina fired 21 points for UST, which hiked its record to 9-4, just half a game behind La Salle in the final footrace for the second twice-to-beat incentive.But to tab that semifinal bonus, UST must beat NU in its last game and hope that FEU defeats La Salle.“Hopefully we can get a better ranking in the semis so we can really do our best,” added Reyes, whose charges were left out of Final Four the past two seasons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Out of the title race and with little to fight for, Paran and the Lady Bulldogs fought like a trophy was at stake and doomed University of the Philippines’ season with a 25-21, 26-24,17-25, 23-25, 17-15 victory Sunday in UAAP women’s volleyball at Mall of Asia Arena.Paran scored 15 points for NU, backstopping star Princess Robles, who fired 20 points as the Lady Bulldogs crushed the Lady Maroons’ Final Four hopes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat meant free passes for University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern U, whose supporters were the ones cheering on NU knowing that a win by the Lady Bulldogs would have their school joining league-leading Ateneo and defending champion La Salle in the semifinals.NU libero Jennifer Nierva, who accounted for 30 excellent digs and 27 excellent receptions, said the crowd support “hyped” them up.
… has five psychiatristsThe level of mental health care offered by the Ministry of Public Health will be improved and the Mental Health Unit will seek to further decentralise its service to the community level.Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, speaking on the issue of decentralisation said that the ministry has already commenced the process of conducting an hunman resources review that will lead to an HR strategic Plan after which the ministry and its partners will identify, train, and allocate additional resources to boost the mental health services particularly at the community level.The Public Health Ministry’s Mental Health UnitMinister Cummings also identified the need for a review of the current mental health legislation that does not allow for extensive mental health care and is outdated. It has also been recognised that persons with mental disorders are more prone to become victims of suicide.“Several risk factors contribute to the high suicide rates in Guyana. The most common risk factors identified are acute emotional distress and depression. This factor accounts for 36.6 per cent of all cases. The care of the mentally ill is provided under the legislative framework of the Mental Health Ordinance of 1930, which is antiquated and fails to make provision for the protection of the rights of people with mental disorders.”Meanwhile, Director of the Mental Health Unit, Dr Meenawattie Rajkumar, in an invited telephone comment with Government Information Agency (GINA), stated that the unit had not been properly structured to cater to mentally ill patients prior to May 2016.Dr Rajkumar added that the unit can now offer counselling and occupational therapy to these patients in a refurbished environment. She said that the unit is equipped with five psychiatrists, eight Social Workers and a pharmacy for the patients to have easier access to treatment.She remarked that the aim of the Metal Health Unit is to break the stigma that is attached to mental illness in Guyana. Located at 252 Quamina Street, South Cummingsburg, the unit caters for patients with mental disorders on an out-patient basis.The unit’s Director said that the Public Health Ministry intends to upgrade the GPHC’s psychiatric department as a specialised in-patient unit, housing patients according to their level of diagnosis.The organisation of mental health services, beds and professionals in Guyana is currently centralised, responding to persons with mental disorders and concentrating them at the National Psychiatric Hospital at Canje, Berbice and the Georgetown Public Hospital Psychiatric ward.Persons with mental disorders are reported to suffer discrimination in their communities, workplaces, educational institutions, judicial services and the health care system.
0Shares0000Mourinho faces the media in Rostov. PHOTO/SKY.YAROSLAVL OBLAST, Russia, Mar 8 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the pitch in Rostov is so poor he is surprised Thursday’s Europa League game is going ahead.United face FK Rostov in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie and the Russian side’s manager Ivan Daniliants had already warned that United might find the pitch “a problem”. Having inspected the playing surface, Mourinho agreed with that assessment and compared it to the pitch at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium, which was meant to host United’s pre-season friendly against Manchester City before it was called off.“It’s still hard for me to believe that we are going to play,” said Mourinho.“I know that we have to, but it is hard for me to believe we are going to play on that field – if you can call it a field.“And I don’t know what team to play, really. I don’t know if Henrikh Mkhitaryan is going to play, I don’t know.“I have now a lot to think, because I was expecting something more playable.“In a very similar pitch in the summer in China, we and Manchester City decided not to play. But it looks like we have to play.”Mourinho added that he has raised his concerns with a UEFA official.“I just had a quick contact with one gentleman from UEFA when I was looking at the pitch,” he reported.“And, when I told him about my concerns, the gentleman just told me, ‘The players are insured, if something happens no problem’.”Despite the state of the pitch, United’s top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic appears set to feature on Thursday night.The Swede has been handed a three-game domestic ban after admitting an FA charge of violent conduct, a turn of events Mourinho refused to comment on.“No reaction, he plays tomorrow,” said Mourinho. “I don’t comment about the domestic decision.”By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The arraignment hearing for a man accused of murdering a Blueberry River First Nations woman nearly four years ago has once again been delayed because not all evidence compiled by investigators has been disclosed to his lawyer.Leon Wokeley is accused of murdering Pamela Napoleon in the summer of 2014 before allegedly burning her body inside a cabin near Buick, and appeared once again via video link at the Fort St. John courthouse this afternoon. Napoleon’s body was discovered August 4th of that year, nearly a month after she was last seen with Wokeley on July 8th. He is facing charges of second degree murder, indecency to human remains, and arson in connection with Napoleon’s death.At today’s hearing, Wokeley’s lawyer Georges Rivard said that he has not received all disclosure of the Crown’s case against his client, and asked the judge to delay the arraignment hearing. Prosecutor Joseph Temple explained that the Crown is currently going through thousands of documents that have bene compiled by the RCMP during their more than three-year investigation, and that all of those documents are being reviewed before they are given to Rivard. Temple hinted that further delays could be likely after telling the judge that the Crown had just received more evidence from police.- Advertisement -Madame Justice Rita Bowry expressed visible frustration about the lack of disclosure, and asked Temple for an estimate about how much longer it would take for the Crown to provide disclosure. Temple said he was not able to provide an estimate off the top of head. Madame Justice Bowry did grant permission for the arraignment hearing to be pushed back until May 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in Fort St. John. Rivard said that unlike all other past four hearings except at his initial appearance, Wokeley would be appearing in person at the next hearing.
Yaya Sanogo 1 Arsene Wenger has confirmed Hull’s interest in Yaya Sanogo and says he expects the Arsenal striker to join another Premier League club in the January transfer window.Wenger is keen for his young striker to get some first-team football under his belt and reveals he held talks with Steve Bruce last week over a possible deal which could see the 21-year-old move to the KC Stadium until the end of the season.Sanogo has also been linked with a move to Bordeaux, but the Arsenal manager would prefer him to stay in England and hopes a switch can be finalised in the near future.Wenger said: “Yaya Sanogo will go out on loan. My option is preferably in England and he will certainly go to a Premier League club.“Hull are one of the options and I spoke to Steve (Bruce) last week who is interested, but they have not come back to me about it.”Wenger could also allow Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell to also go out on loan, with Real Sociedad and Villarreal leading the chase to sign him.But the Arsenal boss has ruled out the possibility of the talented forward securing a permanent move away from Emirates Stadium.Wenger added: “I want Joel Campbell to stay here.”
1 Diego Costa: The 27-year-old netted 16 goals in 44 appearances for club and country last term Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid hope they can still lure Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club this summer.Costa’s future at Stamford Bridge remains up in the air after he lost his place in the Spain squad as a result of a difficult campaign with the Blues, who recently signed Michy Batshuayi for a reported £33million.New boss Antonio Conte will hold talks with the controversial forward when he takes over this week in a bid to reassure him about his role as the club’s main striker. He scored 16 goals in 44 appearances for club and country last term and 21 in the previous season – his first in England. But, according to Marca, Champions League finalists Atletico believe they can still complete a deal before the transfer window shuts on August 31.The absence of Champions League football at Chelsea next season could also be a factor behind Costa’s possible desire to return to the Spanish capital.Chelsea are unlikely to sell the 27-year-old unless the LaLiga side stump up a fee in the region of the £32m fee which took Costa to Stamford Bridge in 2014.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – George Johnson, considered California’s oldest living person at 112 and the state’s last surviving World War I veteran, had experts shaking their heads over his junk food diet. “He had terrible bad habits. He had a diet largely of sausages and waffles,” Dr. L. Stephen Coles, founder of the Gerontology Research Group at the University of California, Los Angeles, said Friday. The 5-foot-7, 140-pound Johnson died of pneumonia Wednesday at his Richmond home in Northern California. “A lot of people think or imagine that your good habits and bad habits contribute to your longevity,” Coles said. “But we often find it is in the genes rather than lifestyle.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesJohnson, who was blind and living alone until his 110th birthday when a caregiver began helping him, built the Richmond house by hand in 1935. He got around using a walker in recent years. Johnson was the only living Californian considered a “supercentenarian,” a designation for those ages 110 or older, Coles said. His group is now in the process of validating a Los Angeles candidate who claims to be 112 years old. Coles participated in an autopsy Thursday that was designed to study Johnson’s health. “All of his organs were extremely youthful. They could have been the organs of someone who was 50 or 60, not 112. Clearly his genes had some secrets,” Coles said. “Everything in his body that we looked at was clean as a whistle,” Coles said.