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Azkals name ex-England World Cup skipper as new head coach

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Butcher, who played 77 matches for England in a 10-year span that included three World Cup tournaments, last coached for English League Two side Newport County three years ago. He also served as assistant coach to the Scottish National team.Although he only moved to Asia five years ago after coaching English side Leicester’s youth team, Cooper has already gained plenty of experience, having steered Thailand League powerhouse Buriram United to the league title in his first season and the knockout phase of the prestigious AFC Champions League.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 crownAmong the highlights of Cooper’s stint in Thailand was leading Ubon UMT United to back-to-back promotion from the third division to the top-flight from 2015 to 2017.“I see this as a big challenge,” said Butcher in a video call from Moscow, Russia, where is currently based, covering the World Cup for BBC. “I see a lot of work ahead of us. But it will be fun work. It will be exciting work.” Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Terry Butcher (right1), a former national team player for England, is the new Azkals head coach. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP PHOTO / Andy BuchananTerry Butcher, a tough, hard-nosed defender during his international career for England, who embarked on a coaching career that took him to Scotland and Australia, has been appointed coach of the Philippine national team that is set to see action in the AFC Asian Cup for the first time next year.The 59-year-old Butcher’s role with the Azkals will be announced on Thursday night along with the appointment of former Irish coach Scott Cooper as senior football adviser of the national team as Azkals manager Dan Palami took the lead in strengthening the back room staff in preparation for major tournaments in the next seven months.ADVERTISEMENT Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell set for PH visit LATEST STORIEScenter_img “Playing for the country should be an honor and a privilege and a pleasure,” said Butcher.“But I want to be challenged. The players have to be challenged. I’m not coming there for a holiday and enjoy the weather. There’s a whole country that your responsibility for. I want to work hard for the team and strive to be the best. There’s no point of going there if you don’t want to be successful. With success comes pressure so we can’t rest on our laurels. There’s no reason why we can’t get high as we possibly can.”Butcher said he will be out to erase the misconception that English coaches only play direct, long-ball football.“We want to win games with a bit of style, with a bit of finesse,” said Butcher, who visited Manila in 2016 to watch the AFF Suzuki Cup.“Let’s make it fun. Let’s make people love watching good football. That’s our aim and our ambition.” Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Butcher acknowledged the efforts of former Azkals coach Thomas Dooley and the players for reaching the Asian Cup and achieving the country’s highest FIFA ranking.“I have to say a big thank you to Thomas Dooley for getting the Azkals that far and for improving the team and believing in the team,” he said. “I think with another team, behind the team, these are exciting times for the Philippines.”Sources said Cooper will play an active role in assisting Butcher as the England legend treads unchartered territory in Asian football.Goalkeeping coach Steve Marcells and Chris Greatwich, who assisted Dooley in the match against Tajikistan last March, complete the Azkals’ brain trust.Butcher said his reign will be “friendly and instructive”, pointing out that he wants players to enjoy representing the country.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

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China to Construct Coastal Highway for Liberia

first_imgThe poor road networks in Liberia that usually brings the country to a standstill during the rainy season will soon be a thing of the past as the Government of the People’s Republic of China has promised to construct a modern coastal highway that will connect Cape Mount to Cape Palmas.The 350 miles (560 kilometers) coastal belt stretches from Robertsport in Grand Cape Mount County to Cape Palmas, in Maryland County.Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan said the Chinese Government and its Liberian counterpart are working out modalities to commence feasibility studies that will see the project commence the soonest possible time.He made the disclosure at a joint press stakeout with Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia over the weekend.The Chinese diplomat, who arrived in country on Saturday for a two day official visit, held discussions with several high-level government officials, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Addressing the press in the foyer of the Ministry, Ngafuan said the two held discussions on various issues including health, infrastructure and human resource development.“Another highlight of the discussion was road construction and this has to do with the construction of the country’s coastline,” he said.He noted that talks have already commenced about the project, but the two countries will be discussing the modalities for accessing funds through the China Fund to Africa to do the feasibility studies for the project. He also confirmed that the coastal highway will be constructed in collaboration with other partners.Minister Ngafuan lauded the bilateral ties that exist between Liberia and China and thanked his Chinese counterpart for the visit.He said Minister Wang’s visit to Liberia was meant to demonstrate China’s continuous solidarity with Liberia and to access China’s cooperation and support to Ebola affected countries; to also see “first hand progress achieved thus far in the post-Ebola recovery efforts.”Minister Ngafuan said President Sirleaf has described Minister Wang’s visit “as an authentication of the strength of the mutually beneficial relationship between our two countries.”He added that the visit has given a new stimulus to both nations’ already strong relationship.“China came to Liberia when we were bedridden as a result of the Ebola crisis and they helped us to get back to our feet and they are helping us now to run faster and catch up,” he added.He stated that the post-conflict and development story of Liberia would be incomplete if the tremendous contributions of China are not given significant chapters.He said China has committed itself to expediting the already agreed projects, including the US$60 million Ministerial Complex which, when completed, will house not less than 10 ministries, an annex to the National Legislature and other projects. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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EPA, UNDP Create Early Warning System

first_imgThe event brought together over 60 participants representing various stakeholders from Montserrado, River Cess, Bomi,Grand Bassa and Margibi counties.Authorities of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport (MoT), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) under the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), and its international partners on August 27-30, 2018, conducted a three-day awareness workshop on climate change aimed at creating public consciousness on the Early Warning System (EWS).The awareness workshop, which was held with national stakeholders, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the media on the benefits and sustainability of EWS, began in Tubmanburg, Bomi Country, under the theme, “Taking Climate Information to the End-Users.”The event brought together over 60 participants representing various stakeholders from Montserrado, River Cess, Bomi,Grand Bassa and Margibi counties respectively.The training was intended to educate local people on how to use the “WeatherBug” mobile app to forecast the weather condition within 10 or more days.According to EPA, there are 11 weather stations in 10 counties that collect information from the 15 sub-political division of the country.In a presentation, Jeremiah G. Sonkan, NCSS National Coordinator, said the term “Early warning” as used in many fields, is to describe the  provision of information on an emerging dangerous hazard that enables advance action to reduce the associated risks. Sonkan said EWS exists for natural geophysical and biological hazards, complex socio-political emergencies, industrial hazards and personal health risks.He said EWS can be set up to avoid or reduce the impact of hazards such as floods, landslides, storms and forest fires.Sonkan indicated that early action can also prevent a hazard turning into a human disaster by preventing loss of life, and reducing the economic and material impact.He described climate change as a threat to human development, and has economic implications for poor countries, leaving them more vulnerable.“It is safe to say that our livelihood activities are climate sensitive, and therefore, in need of EWS as a first step to adaptation,” Mr. Sonkan said.A participant, Ruth Varney, said the training has helped her understand the importance of taking preventive measures to stop the embarrassment that is associated with climate change.Madam Varney said the issue of climate change is everybody’s business. As such, it needs both national, and local attention by creating constant awareness.She said human activities have impacted the world so much that it is creating hardship on the environment.Madam Varney said with the EWS training, the participants are able to forecast the weather and prepare themselves for rain and sun.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Exclusive: Gareth Southgate ‘loathed’ to include England players not involved in Under-21 qualifying campaign

first_img1 Raheem Sterling England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate has revealed he is ‘loathe’ to take anyone to the European Championship in Prague this summer who wasn’t involved in the qualifying campaign.England have a number of players, such as Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere, who are eligible for selection but are more recognised senior internationals and haven’t been involved with Southgate’s setup.Southgate’s young lions remained unbeaten in their qualifying group and beat Germany last night, and the England Under-21s boss would be reluctant to include players who didn’t have a regular connection with the squad.“With the group mentality and dynamic and the way they work together, I’d be loathed to take people who hadn’t had an attachment to the team in the summer,” said Southgate.“There is great character in the team and also great quality and we displayed both of those things to go on and win the game [against Germany last night].”Southgate also reiterated the necessity for clubs and countries to share the load with developing young players, rather than tussling over selection rights.The 44-year-old cited the German case study as a model for England’s development, with many of the opposition players involved on Monday night, like Liverpool’s Emre Can, competing at Champions League level this season.“It can’t just be the national teams that develop the players – some of their [Germany’s] players have played Champions League football this year. Our players need that at club level,” said Southgate.“It just shows, whether it’s club or international, players need opportunities to show what they can do. We need that depth – it’s a squad thing.”Southgate also praised the work of his staff for ensuring the relationship with clubs over player fitness has remained harmonious throughout his tenure.“We haven’t had one muscular injury in training in two years. We do look after the players but we also want to expose our players to the very best situations and tournaments,” said Southgate.last_img read more

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Championship: Burnley stay top, back-to-back wins for Leeds, defeat for Boro

first_img Burnley edged Fulham in a five-goal thriller 1 Burnley took pole position in the race to win automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship while Middlesbrough suffered an unexpected setback on Tuesday night.The Clarets are now four points clear of Boro in first place after rallying from behind to beat Fulham 3-2 at Craven Cottage.Sam Vokes’ early opener was cancelled out by Ross McCormack and the Cottagers soon took the lead through Moussa Dembele.Wales striker Vokes levelled the tie from the penalty spot four minutes after half-time, leaving Andre Gray to snatch all three points with a 61st-minute winner.Boro were beaten 1-0 by Neil Warnock’s resurgent Rotherham as Lee Frecklington’s 88th-minute strike brought the Millers to within a point of 21st-placed MK Dons and safety. Karl Robinson’s men kept their heads just above water, for the time being, by taking a point from a goalless draw at Charlton.Brighton also drew a blank against Sheffield Wednesday at the Amex Stadium but their share of the spoils saw them rise to third, where they are two points behind Middlesbrough.With Hull facing Arsenal in the FA Cup instead of participating in league action, the opportunity was there for fifth-placed Derby to make up ground on the Tigers, who were busy losing 4-0 at home to Arsene Wenger’s Barclays Premier League giants.It was a bad night for the Rams, too. Tjaronn Chery continued his good run of form in front of goal by opening the scoring as QPR downed Derby 2-0 at Loftus Road, with Gabriele Angella rubber-stamping victory for the Londoners at the death.Leeds damaged 10-man Cardiff’s bid to reach the play-off places by completing a double over the Bluebirds thanks to goals from Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci. Fabio was dismissed after an hour’s play in Glamorgan.First-half efforts from Tony Watt and Danny Graham fired Blackburn to a 2-0 home victory over Birmingham while Ipswich were held to a 2-2 draw at Bolton.Kevin Bru and Christophe Berra put the Tractor Boys in control but Lawrie Wilson’s response ensured there would be a tense finale at the Macron Stadium. Then, seven minutes into time added on, substitute Stephen Dobbie scored from the penalty spot to check Ipswich’s rise up the table.Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest and Wolves earned good wins to consolidate their status as mid-table battlers. Nelson Oliveira’s 37th-minute goal was all that separated Forest and Preston in a 1-0 home win at the City Ground and Wolves left it late to edge Bristol City 2-1 in the West Midlands.Nathan Byrne put Wolves ahead just after half-time but an Aden Flint equaliser looked like dividing the points at Molineux – at least until Matt Doherty headed home a stoppage-time winner to make it back-to-back home wins for Kenny Jackett’s side.Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Birmingham City Brighton and Hove Albion 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday Cardiff City 0-2 Leeds United Charlton Athletic0-0 MK Dons Fulham 2-3 Burnley Huddersfield Town 3-1 Reading Nottingham Forest 1-0 Preston North End Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Derby County Rotherham United 1-0 Middlesbrough Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Bristol City Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Ipswich Townlast_img read more

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DDTV: VIDEO OF MICHAEL MURPHY LIFTING THE ANGLO-CELT!

first_imgTHERE might be a few jars sunk in the county tonight after Donegal won the Ulster Senior Football Championship final against Derry in Clones.But for the players, it will be back to training on the beach tomorrow! Watch the video of Michael Murphy lifting the Anglo-Celt.DDTV: VIDEO OF MICHAEL MURPHY LIFTING THE ANGLO-CELT! was last modified: July 17th, 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) Tags:DDTVDonegal CaptainDonegal v Derrydonegaldaily.com Donegal’s BIGGEST WEBSITEMichael Murphyvideolast_img read more

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Masterclass from McBrearty helps book Donegal’s Quarter final berth

first_imgA kicking masterclass from Paddy McBrearty spurred Donegal on to an All-Ireland quarter final date with Dublin at Croke Park today.The Kilcar man notched up a superb 11 points of his side’s tally as Donegal eventually overcame Cork by 0-21 to 1-15 at GAA headquarters.It took Rory Gallagher’s side a while to get a stranglehold on the game and midway through the opening half found themselves five points behind thanks partly to a goal from Kerrigan. Indeed but for the boot of McBrearty, who scored seven first half points, it could well have been curtains for Donegal by the interval.Donegal stuck to their task in the second half and scored seven lethal scores without reply as Cork failed to score for more than 20 minutes in the second half.The teams matched eachother point for point after that as both tried to break away.It was Donegal who raced in front as they latched on two points to go 0-19 to 1-14 ahead with ten minutes to go. At that stage you felt Donegal wee getting the upper hand but Cork won a lot of Mark Anthony McKinley’s kick-outs when he chose to go long (how Big Neil Gallagher would have helped us!).But they were patient.They played the ball back and forth and, unlike against Tyrone, they managed to find the holes and punch through.Scores from Ryan McHugh, a hard-working Michael Murphy and the sweet boot of McNeilas gave them the cushion that was needed to see out the game.The afternoon belonged to McBrearty whom the Dubs will no doubt single out for extra attention next Saturday. Masterclass from McBrearty helps book Donegal’s Quarter final berth was last modified: July 31st, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Datebook

first_imgTHURSDAY: Los Angeles County flu-shot clinics, 9-11 a.m., East Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 5000 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood; 9 a.m.-noon, Merrill Gardens, 43051 15th St. West, Lancaster. Haven Hills Inc., which serves domestic violence victims in the San Fernando Valley, will honor Avon Corp. at 6 p.m. at the 28th Anniversary Horizon Dinner at the Hilton Hotel, 6360 Canoga Avenue, Woodland Hills. For more information, call 818-887-7481. The Devonshire Police Activity League Supporters will discuss its new youth center project at 5:30 p.m. at the site for the new center on the corner of Wilbur Avenue and Parthenia Street. Rwanda’s King Kigeli will speak on his life and the future of his country at 2 p.m. in the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street. The speech is part of CSUN’s African Studies’ “Celebrate Africa Week.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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BUSINESS: EVOLVE MENSWEAR LAUNCH NEW STORE IN DERRY

first_imgBUSINESS: Donegal entrepreneurs, JP and Mark McCloskey, who are well-known brothers from Letterkenny, opened the doors of their second men’s fashion store this week on Foyle Street in Derry, bringing a new and exciting facelift to men’s fashion in Derry.JP and Mark have seen their dreams realised with the opening of their flagship store in 2008, located in Letterkenny’s busy retail park. Both stores house top brands such as Farah Vintage, Fred Perry, Toms, Lyle & Scott, Selected, Jack & Jones, Lloyd & Pryce footwear, Goodwin Smith, Vans and many more.With seven years under their belt in Letterkenny working with customers to ensure they are getting the best in service, fashion, quality and price, the time was right for a new challenge to expand.JP told Donegal Daily, “It was an opportunity which presented itself once again for us, and after weighing up the pro’s and con’s, we decided to go for it.“We are very fortunate to have strong customer base from Northern Ireland and we hope we can build on these relationships with the opening of our new Derry store.” Delivering the absolute best in customer service is really important to JP & Mark and knowing that their team in Letterkenny and Derry can deliver this is what sets Evolve apart from competitors.Mark McCloskey added, “Derry is a great city, we have always enjoyed coming here, there is just something about it that’s special and we are looking forward to getting to know more of our customers from Derry and all around Northern Ireland.”“You can be assured of top quality service with that all important personal touch when you shop at Evolve Menswear.Evolve Menswear Derry is open SIX days a week with opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-6pm; Thursday and Friday 9am-7pm; Saturday 9am-6pm.BUSINESS: EVOLVE MENSWEAR LAUNCH NEW STORE IN DERRY was last modified: October 16th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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Mutebi hails club backing

first_imgBy Pius MagalaFOOTBALL. KCCA coach Mike Mutebi believes the difference between his side and the rest of the Ugandan teams is the liberty the club’s board has accorded his coaching staff. KCCA completed a remarkable season by clinching a historic double in Arua yesterday.The Lugogo-based side became only the third team in Ugandan football to achieve the feat popularly referred to as “Salongo” following an easy 2-0 win over Paidha Black Angels at Betway Stadium in Arua.“Giving people liberty for people who know what they do like me to do what I do best. That is what the chairman Julius [Kabugo] has done for not only me but the whole structure ” an overjoyed Mutebi said after the game.The Kampala Capital City Authority backed club had executive director Jennifer Musisi and Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago attended the game with the former flying in as they sought to erase the 2015 memories of the FA Cup final loss to SC Villa.And they were not disappointed as KCCA showed the gulf in class against their Big League opponents Paidha Black Angels the second team from West Nile to reach the final in successive years.With only 10 minutes on the clock midfielder Stephen Mwaka lost possession while facing his goal just outside the box.He was duly punished by striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma, who took two touches before toe pocking home with his left foot for his 26th goal of what has been a fruitful campaign.They should have doubled their lead shortly before half time only for referee to wave play on after Derrick Nsibambi appeared to be shoved in the box as he leapt to head a Sserunkuma cross.As the two teams went for the break there was a certain inevitability about KCCA adding a second and it duly arrived 11 minutes after recess.A long ball from Dennis Okot found Nsibambi one on one with Saidi Data with the striker lobbing the Paidha goalkeeper to all but end the game as a contest and silence the capacity crowd at the Betway Greenlight Ground that was rooting for the latter.KCCA received further good news as organisers Fufa surprisingly awarded the player of the tournament accolade to young midfielder Lawrence Bukenya after a stellar performance.Comments Tags: KCCAMike MutebiUganda Cuplast_img read more

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