Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Not only was Osako instrumental in both goals, he sprawled to block a close-range shot by Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez in the waning minutes.Not a bad way to provide joy to a country recovering from a deadly earthquake in Osaka a day earlier. The result also brought a smile to Japanese princess Takamdo, who attended the match.Colombia soundly defeated Japan 4-1 when the sides met in group play in Brazil four years ago, and the Japanese also began the game without Okazaki, a Leicester forward who has been trying to overcome a sore calf and was replaced in the starting lineup by Osako. Okazaki did get in the game, but not until the 85th minute.But it was apparent within minutes that the rematch would not go so smoothly for Colombia, much to the chagrin of entire sections of the Mordovia Arena bathed in yellow.In the third minute, Osako won a bouncing ball from defender Davinson Sanchez and broke in alone toward goal. Goalkeeper David Ospina blocked Osako’s shot, but Kagawa pounced on the rebound and quickly got off a shot on goal that drew Sanchez’s red card and the penalty.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japan’s Shinji Kagawa, left, scores the opening goal during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)SARANSK, Russia— Yuya Osako had a surprise in store for those who gave Japan little chance of competing with Colombia at the World Cup.Osako’s gritty determination to set up one goal and his 73rd-minute header from Keisuke Honda’s corner kick lifted Japan to a surprising 2-1 victory over the Colombians on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Osako won a bouncing ball to begin an early sequence that led to a penalty, put Colombia a man down and gave Japan a 1-0 lead when Shinji Kagawa converted from the spot.Colombia had to play all but the opening minutes with 10 men after Carlos Sanchez received a red card for blocking Kagawa’s shot on goal with his extended right arm.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 crownColombia equalized late in the first half on Juan Quintero’s rolling but accurate free kick, which sneaked inside the right post.Japan became the latest side to pull off an upset at the World Cup, joining Mexico, Switzerland and Iceland in earning surprising results. This score line was particularly unexpected in light of the fact that Japan had changed coaches shortly before the tournament, and because no Asian team had ever previously defeated a South American side in 17 World Cup meetings. Kagawa converted by directing his shot inside the right post.Colombia began the game without Rodriguez, a Bayern Munich midfielder who was the leading scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. But Rodriguez had been laboring with a sore left calf recently, casting doubt over his readiness to play.He came on to join captain Radamel Falcao in the 59th minute, but his best chances were thwarted by Japan’s desperate defending near the goal.BIZARRE BEGINNINGWorld Cup games are known for starting on time. But not this one.When the game was due to officially start, Falcao walked across to Japan’s side of the field and spoke to referee Damir Skomina in a discussion that lasted beyond the official countdown to kickoff.When fans let out the customary cheer to mark the beginning of the match, the teams were still standing still. Moments later, Skomina ordered both teams to change sides and the match commenced shortly after.Only minutes later came the wild sequence which set up the opening goal. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlaska’s suspension of forward Calvin Abueva is still in effect but that didn’t stop head coach Alex Compton from showing love to his player who is in Taipei with Gilas.Abueva’s time with the national team is the first time that the beleaguered forward appeared in public after going off the grid for weeks, which prompted the Aces to suspend him indefinitely.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Compton said he’s proud of what Abueva’s done with the national team and he’s also equally happy for all the PBA players that are in the team.“I’m always happy for anyone who plays in Gilas and of course Calvin because that’s an honor that’s afforded upon very few individuals to get to put ‘Pilipinas’ across their chest,” said Compton who was once an assistant coach for Gilas.“I’m always happy for anybody who can make it and of course I’m happy for Calvin because he’s one of our players.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “Hopefully he’s doing a great job, I’ve been with Calvin to Taipei before with Gilas so hopefully he’s enjoying his time there, there are a lot of Pinoys dun,” said Compton Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center.Gilas is set to play against Chinese-Taipei in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers in third window of the group stages.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 crown“Hopefully we can come away with a win, it’d be nice to beat Taipei on their home because Australia will be an adventure and that’s a tough one,” added Compton.The Philippines are at the second place of Group B with a 3-1 record and have already beaten Chinese-Taipei 90-83 at Smart Araneta Coliseum. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Compton, Aces not focusing on standings after back-to-back losses Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
GPSU President Patrick Yarde and other union representativesPresident David GrangerGPSU wage/salary debacleThe Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has not yet begun talks of arbitration, although the option is openly available for it to thrash out the wages and salaries impasse it has with Government, a source close to the GPSU said on Monday.While Government is still zigzagging around the demands and ultimatum put forward by the workers’ Union, the GPSU has not yet taken any steps in the direction of arbitration to have the matter settled by a third party.The two bodies are deadlocked over Government’s final offer of a mere 10 per cent increase for public servants – an offer the GPSU has rejected outright.President David Granger has said that the 10 per cent increase was all Government was able to offer at this time.The GPSU had come over very strongly at the weekend, warning Government that it needed to be guided by the 1999 strike, which lasted for 57 days and led to arbitration over deadlocked salary talks.GPSU President Patrick Yarde, over the weekend, accused Government of horse-trading over its publicly stated position that it would go ahead and make an arbitrary award in the face of the Union’s refusal of the differentiated 1 percent-10 percent salary increase for public servants.The GPSU President had also reminded Government that it was the very parties that make up the Administration, which on the campaign trail, had made very bold promises to pay public servants decent wages/salaries. However, what was done instead was a turnaround and self-serving act of paying themselves hefty salary increases.“This act is unpardonable in this society… for the Government to believe that their decision will be easily forgotten, much more has to be done at the bargaining table for workers not to believe that the increases paid to the Cabinet and MPs were not self-serving,” he said.Yarde, in his public missive over the weekend, said the outcome of any negotiation that was considered just was one where the results were agreed upon by the parties involved.Seeking to draw reference to history and precedence, Yarde stated, “Industrial relations are not about gut feelings… they are guided by a body of knowledge grounded in conventions, time-honoured principles, established rules and laws.”According to Yarde, “representatives of this Government are advised of the importance of arming themselves with an understanding of these tenets or they will continue lurching from one crisis to another on matters pertaining to workers’ welfare… there are precedents in this society which can serve as guides as against the present big stick method being pursued.”He pointed to the fact that in 1999, the Janet Jagan Government had decided that it would respond negatively to the Public Sector unions’ demand for an increase in wages/salaries, on the pretext that the International Monetary Fund’s Structural Adjustment Programme prevented offering a decent increase.He said the Government felt the trade unions were weak, but underestimated the workers who were enraged by their treatment, and mobilised among themselves to proceed on strike action and the union leadership had to comply.The GPSU head recalled that the 1999 strike lasted 57 days and the parties had to resort to arbitration to have the matter resolved.He also referred to the similar salary talks breakdowns in 1979 and 1964 and said, “One would have expected that these experiences would serve as lessons to guide negotiations with the Government and the GPSU ? and the GTU [Guyana Teachers Union].”
0Shares0000Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group H.NICOSIA, Cyprus, Nov 21 – Holders Real Madrid powered into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday as Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice in a 6-0 rout of APOEL in Nicosia.Karim Benzema also scored a brace alongside goals from Luka Modric and Nacho, although Real will advance as runners-up of Group H after Tottenham Hotspur secured top spot with a win 2-1 at Borussia Dortmund. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Here, AFP Sports looks at five conclusions to draw from El Clasico:Title decidedThe day before Santa Claus comes to Spain, Barca already have what they most wanted for Christmas.Not only did they leave Madrid trailing, but defeats for Atletico Madrid and Valencia this weekend mean they now lead La Liga by nine points.Ernesto Valverde’s men are unbeaten in 25 games, stretching back to their previous visit to the Santiago Bernabeu when they were outclassed as Real wrapped up a 5-1 aggregate win in the Spanish Super Cup.Back then, Real seemed all-conquering after a first La Liga and Champions League double for 59 years, whilst Barca were reeeling from the loss of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.However, thanks to Valverde’s shrewd management, the Catalans have bounced back in incredible style, dropping only six points in their opening 17 league games while their rivals have floundered.Madrid need fresh legsReal have paid a heavy price for not building from a position of strength as they cashed in rather than splashing out in the transfer market in the summer.Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo runs with the ball © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOAlvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Pepe all left, whilst Real failed to get their premier target as Kylian Mbappe chose to join Neymar at PSG.Missing out on Mbappe could prove even more costly when Madrid face PSG in the last 16 of the Champions League.However, Real don’t just need a refreshment up front to offer back up to the ageing duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, now both in their ninth season in Madrid.The hosts faded physically in the second half as the toil of playing in six competitions this season has become increasingly apparent in recent months.Barca defence for realThe key to Valverde’s rejuvenation of Barca has been an unusual one for the Catalans.Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane’s judgement is finally beginning to be questioned © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOUnlike the sparkling football shown by Pep Guardiola or Luis Enrique’s treble winning sides in the past decade, Barca have built from the back.Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been in outstanding form, but Neymar’s departure has also allowed Valverde to play an extra midfielder to offer more protection to the back four.Barca have conceded just eight goals in their 25-game unbeaten run, registering 18 clean sheets.Spotlight finally falls on Zidane“Tomorrow they are going to hammer me,” recognised Zidane after his decision to surprisingly start Mateo Kovacic instead of a host of other attacking options such as Gareth Bale, Isco or Marco Asensio backfired.Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring © AFP / CURTO DE LA TORREZidane has enjoyed an almost flawless record during his first two years in charge, winning eight trophies including back-to-back Champions Leagues.However, his heaviest defeat as a senior coach means his judgement is finally beginning to be questioned.And that pressure will only intensify unless he can mastermind a way past free-spending PSG come the new year.A very Messi ChristmasRonaldo has hogged the headlines in the past month after picking up his fifth Ballon d’Or to move level with Messi in their personal battle to be declared the best player of their generation.The Portuguese was rewarded for his remarkable goalscoring streak towards the end of last season’s Champions League with 10 goals from the quarter-finals on as Madrid were crowned champions of Spain and Europe.However, in terms of consistent performances in 2017, Messi has been in a world of his own and rounded off the year with another goal and assist.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s forward Luis Suarez celebrates © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Dec 23 – Barcelona further tightened their vice-like grip on the La Liga title by sweeping aside eternal rivals Real Madrid 3-0 on Saturday to leave the European champions 14 points adrift down in fourth place.Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal were on target for the visitors in the second half as Madrid paid for not taking their chances when on top before the break.
0Shares0000Former English football star David Beckham with wife Victoria © AFP/File / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLOS ANGELES, United States, Feb 8 – A statue of former England and Manchester United star David Beckham will be unveiled next month by the Los Angeles Galaxy at the club’s home stadium, the team announced Friday.The iconic midfielder — who also had stints at Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain before retiring in 2013 — will receive the honor before the Galaxy’s March 2 Major League Soccer opener against Chicago. Beckham moved to MLS with the Galaxy in 2007 and played six seasons with the team, winning MLS titles in 2011 and 2012 and expanding the sport’s popularity in America.The 43-year-old Englishman remains involved with MLS as a co-owner of future expansion club Inter Miami, which is set to take the field in 2020.Inter Miami is looking for a temporary home stadium until construction on its new venue is completed, with co-owner Jorge Mas telling the Miami Herald they have ruled out the retractable roof stadium of baseball’s Miami Marlins and a venue for next year’s home games will be announced in late February or early March.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000CAF Champions League leading scorer Karim Aribi (L) scored twice for Etoile Sahel of Tunisia in a 3-0 away win over Platinum of Zimbabwe © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec 8 – Karim Aribi raised his goal haul to nine from six matches in the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League with a brace as Group B pacesetters Etoile Sahel outplayed Platinum 3-0 in Zimbabwe Saturday.The 1.92-metre Algerian headed Tunisian outfit Etoile in front midway through the first half in southern city Bulawayo and struck again a minute after half-time with a close-range shot. A Hazem Haj-Hassen tap-in one minute into stoppage time ensured the club from Mediterranean resort Sousse a maximum six points after two matchdays.Aribi scored four goals in one match and netted twice in two others as he eyes overtaking the 13-goal Champions League record set by Nigerian Stephen Worgu in 2008.Etoile have four more mini-league fixtures to play and, almost certainly, at least two knockout matches, giving Aribi ample opportunities to bolster his tally.In the same section, record eight-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt were more decisive winners over Al Hilal of Sudan in Cairo than the 2-1 scoreline suggests.Goals from Hussein el Shahat and Ramadan Sobhy gave the hosts a two-goal lead they retained until Althar el Tahir reduced arrears eight minutes into stoppage time.Etoile, the only club to win all five present and past CAF competitions, have six points, Ahly and Hilal three each and Platinum are pointless.Elsewhere, Jackson Muleka and Achraf Bencharki also scored twice to ensure TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zamalek of Egypt of victories in the same section.Muleka netted in each half as five-time champions Mazembe won 2-1 away to Zesco United of Zambia in Lubumbashi and kept a perfect Group A record.Moroccan Bencharki also scored either side of half-time as Zamalek, the other club to win the elite African club competition five times, overcame Primeiro Agosto of Angola 2-0 in Cairo.– Perfect start –The result gave new Zamalek coach Patrice Carteron from France a perfect start after Serb Milutin Sredojevic was fired following a three-goal hiding at Mazembe last weekend.Mazembe have six points, Zamalek three and Zesco and Primeiro, both former Champions League semi-finalists, one each.Defending champions Esperance of Tunisia are the third team with a two-win record in the group stage thanks to a 1-0 home victory over JS Kabylie of Algeria in Rades near Tunis.The Group D encounter was settled by a 73rd-minute penalty which Anice Badri converted, while Hamza Banouh squandered a late chance to equalise.Raja Casablanca, who have invested heavily in new players as they seek a first Champions League title since 1999, got back into contention with a 1-0 win over V Club in DR Congo.Soufiane Rahimi struck the only goal three minutes into the second half to lift the Moroccan outfit to third, three points adrift of Esperance and behind Kabylie on goal difference.Former champions V Club share with Platinum the unwanted record of two losses and it is difficult to imagine either side achieving a top-two finish and reaching the quarter-finals.In Group C, leaders Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa ended a run of four away losses to Wydad Casablanca of Morocco during the past three seasons by forcing a 0-0 draw.The other match in the section was also drawn with Zakaria Benchaa giving USM Alger of Algeria a second-half lead over Petro Luanda in Luanda and Antonio ‘Tony’ Ribeiro equalising.Sundowns, the 2016 champions, have four points, twice trophy-holders Wydad and USM two each and Petro one.The third series of matches in a competition worth $2.5 million to the winners will be staged on December 27 and 28.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)
By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER BALTIMORE – Wednesday’s game was a perfect example of what happens when a team going places meets one about to go on vacation. The Angels poured it on the Baltimore Orioles early and kept up their relentless offensive pressure throughout in an 18-6 victory that raised just about everybody’s offensive numbers while reducing the team’s magic number to single digits. Any combination of Angels victories and Seattle Mariners defeats that total nine will give the Angels the AL West title and a champagne party to celebrate a playoff berth. At this rate, the festivities should go down sometime next week at Angel Stadium when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Mariners visit for a seven-game homestand. The Angels moved to 27 games over .500 by kicking around an Orioles club that is now 22 games under .500 and has been known to cough up runs in bunches lately. The Angels’ 18 runs go up alongside the 17 the Tampa Bay Devil Rays scored against Baltimore on Sept. 5 and the 30 the Texas Rangers posted against the Orioles on Aug. 22 in the first game of a doubleheader. “I liked the way we pressured every inning both (Tuesday) night and tonight,” Manager Mike Scioscia said as the Angels have scored 28 runs in the first two games of the series. “This is something we really need to do. We want to finish strong on the offensive side.” It hardly mattered that Angels starter Kelvim Escobar hit a rough patch in the fourth inning. He still walked away with a team-leading 17th victory. The Orioles didn’t get their first hit until Escobar gave up a lead-off home run in the fourth to Tike Redman. They added four more runs in the inning after that. And in a sign of just how frustrating it is to be wearing orange and black these days, Orioles manager Dave Trembley was ejected during his team’s run-scoring outburst when he objected to a call at second base. Not even progress is enough to keep things positive in Baltimore. It was just as well that Trembley was not around to see the end of this one. After cutting the Angels’ lead to 8-5, the Angels added three in the fifth, five in the eighth and two more in the ninth on Brandon Wood’s first career home run. The 18 runs tied an Angels season high, also done Aug. 21 against the New York Yankees the night Garret Anderson had 10 RBIs. Escobar pitched that night as well. The Angels also received 13 walks, one short of the club record. Told after the game how many walks they had, Chone Figgins’ eyes lit up. “Wow … and we don’t walk,” Figgins said of the Angels, who entered 11th in the AL in bases on balls. “It was hard for them to find the zone and we laid off some good pitches. I don’t think we are trying to open up another part of our game by walking a lot because we like to swing the bats, but it was just one of those nights.” As for the Orioles, they have been outscored by 100 runs (196-96) while losing 18 of their last 21 games. At least their fans – 15,136 of whom actually turned out Wednesday – have a nice ballpark to look at. Orioles starter Daniel Cabrera (9-16), who entered with the AL lead in walks, gave up eight earned runs and 10 hits in 4
Leicester went seven points clear at the top of the Premier League, as Wes Morgan scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Southampton.The centre-back headed past Fraser Forster after 38 minutes to hand the Foxes a tight lead, which they held onto for the rest of the game.Leicester were in control of the game straight after taking kick-off, taking advantage of Ronald Koeman’s decision to field a back-three.With the wing-backs pressed high up the pitch, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton constantly moved into the wide positions, playing a number of crosses into the box. Shinji Okazaki was tasked with getting on the end of the deliveries, but he failed to put any of his attempts on target.The visitors from the South Coast were completely outplayed in the opening stages, failing to get out of their half for the first 15 minutes.However, they held firm, and managed to have their first real attack on the 20 minute mark. Graziano Pelle broke down the right, but his cross was put behind by Morgan for Southampton’s first corner of the game. It was a sign that the Saints were growing into the game – and they should have taken the lead.Pelle once again was involved in the build-up, setting up Sadio Mane with a perfectly timed through ball. The pacy forward took the ball around Kasper Schmeichel, but he rushed with his finish and hit the ball straight at the covering Danny Simpson.There were shouts for a penalty, as the ball hit Simpson on the arm, but referee Michael Oliver turned down appeals from the visitors.Jose Fonte had the next attempt. The centre-back picked the ball up 25 yards from goal, and his powerful attempt was flying into the back of the net. However, Schmeichel was up to the challenge, pushing the shot behind for a corner.It appeared as if Koeman’s men were taking control of the game, and Jordy Clasie also went close with an attempt from outside the box, but it was Morgan who popped up to hand the Foxes the lead.Christian Fuchs picked up the ball on the left-wing, and his perfect cross was met by an excellent header by the Leicester captain.The 32-year-old has played every minute of this Premier League season, establishing himself as one of the best defenders in the division, and he was well deserving of his first goal of the campaign. 2 2 Wes Morgan celebrates scoring for Leicester The first-half ended with just three shots on target, despite a wealth of attacking football, and the Saints ruing Mane’s missed chance as they found themselves behind to the league leaders.The second period started much more evenly than the opening of the game, although Southampton were lucky to not find themselves a man down after just seconds.Victor Wanyama lost possession of the ball straight from kick-off, and as Jamie Vardy broke through the centre, the Kenyan midfielder brought him down. He was the last man, but escaped a dismissal, coming away from the incident with only a yellow card.The Foxes almost went two ahead after 60 minutes, with Fonte’s clearance flying into the back of Forster’s net. However, the England international made a flying save to push the ball away from the corner.Koeman’s half-time substitution of replacing Matt Targett with Dusan Tadic made the Saints much more solid defensively, and allowed the Serbian midfielder to break down the left-wing. He put in a number of threatening crosses, but Morgan and his defensive partner Robert Huth stood firm.It was from the left-side that Southampton had their best chance of the second half. Ryan Bertrand broke into the box, but his low shot only found its way into the side netting, as they looked to get back into the game.Leicester had another great chance to grab a second, but Simpson’s close-range attempt was somehow kept out by Forster. The full-back found himself just yards out following a cut-back from Vardy, but he placed his shot in the middle of the goal as the stopper dived back that way to pull off a fantastic save.The game became increasingly frenetic as the 80 minute mark passed, with Leicester’s defensive line sitting deep and the Saints dominating possession.They were putting in a number of crosses for Charlie Austin – who came on after 73 minutes – but Morgan and Huth continued to clear, and Ranieri’s men broke with pace time-and-time again.Leonardo Ulloa and Vardy had chances with five minutes left, as Southampton’s defence was pulled apart, whilst Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante were driving forward with the ball whenever they won possession.Koeman’s men continued to press as the game entered injury time, but they failed to find the back of the net, as the Midlands side picked up their fifth 1-0 win in their last six games to move seven points clear of Spurs in the Premier League.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We are pleased about this broadband distribution opportunity which allows Buena Vista Home Entertainment to provide viewers with more flexibility in viewing their favorite new releases and catalog movies on this emerging distribution platform,” said Pat Fitzgerald, CinemaNow’s executive vice president of sales, distribution and trade marketing. Disney declined to comment on the deal Tuesday. CinemaNow, based in Marina del Rey, announced similar deals in April with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Lionsgate. Such films as “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Saw II,” “Fun With Dick and Jane” and the horror film “Hostel” have been offered. Eisen said so far the number of downloads “has not gone through the roof but is in line with our expectations.” He declined to give any specific figures. The movies sell for $19.99 per download, which Eisen acknowledges is a “a little higher than it should be.” He said the company is experimenting with some discount pricing for the future. CinemaNow Inc. will announce today a partnership with Disney’s Buena Vista Home Entertainment that will enable consumers to legally download certain movie titles they can own instead of rent. The movies – beginning with the basketball drama “Glory Road” on Tuesday – will be available for downloading the same day they debut on DVD. While they can be moved from computer to certain portable devices for unlimited play, they will not be able to be played on a regular DVD player. “Disney picked us to be the first company to launch with. It’s a real nice vote of confidence and we take it real seriously,” CinemaNow President Bruce Eisen said Tuesday. “We are very nimble, very flexible, and able to move fast and make things happen.” Disney and CinemaNow, which had already been partners in the on-demand rental market, will also be offering recent releases “Eight Below” on June 20 and “Annapolis” on June 27 on a download-to-own basis as well as last year’s Jodie Foster hit “Flightplan” and such catalog favorites as “The Insider.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!