Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Croatia qualify for Euro 2020

By Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Croatia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Saturday. Germany advanced with a 4-0 win over Belarus on Saturday, with Toni Kroos scoring twice and steering the side top of Group C. Second-place Netherlands also qualified despite a 0-0 draw with Northern Ireland in Belfast. Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis missed a penalty in the first half. Austria joined already qualified Poland from Group G with a 2-1 win over visiting North Macedonia. Poland won 2-1 for its first win in Israel since 1988. Croatia booked its place as Group E winner with a 3-1 win at home over Slovakia. IMPRESSIVE GERMANY Injury-hit Germany started with an unfamiliar central defensive pair of Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Matthias Ginter and Freiburg’s Robin Koch, the latter making only his second appearance and his first in a competitive game for Germany. There was little sign of inexperience against defensively minded Belarus, however, with Joachim Löw’s team dominating with good chances early on for Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry and Kroos. Manuel Neuer pulled off a brilliant flying save to deny Igor Stasevich with the visitors’ first chance, just before Matthias Ginter made the breakthrough in the 41st minute. Leon Goretzka scored four minutes after the break, and Ginter set up Kroos to mark his 95th game for Germany with the third goal in the 55th. That set off fans’ celebrations with Mexican waves going around the stadium. Stasevich had a chance to pull one back from the penalty spot after a clumsy challenge from Koch, but Neuer guessed the right way. Kroos wrapped up the scoring with a fine second goal in the 83rd, turning with a left-right combination to elude two defenders before shooting with his left boot inside the post. WALES HAILS BALE Gareth Bale returned from injury and helped Wales keep its automatic qualification hopes alive with a 2-0 win at Azerbaijan in Group E. Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson scored in the first half to give Wales its first away win in more than a year. Third in Group E with 11 points, Wales can secure automatic qualification with a win in its final game on Tuesday over second-place Hungary on 12 points. Bale hadn’t played for a month due to a calf injury, but the Real Madrid winger played just under an hour in Baku before being taken off by coach Ryan Giggs to safeguard his availability for the Hungary showdown in Cardiff. Bale was a booking away from suspension. BELGIUM PERFECT Eden Hazard scored twice and younger brother Thorgan Hazard also grabbed a goal as already qualified Belgium beat already qualified Russia 4-1 in St. Petersburg. The Belgians’ ninth win from nine qualifying games ensure they top Group I and join Italy as one of the six seeded teams in the finals’ draw on Nov. 30. Scotland defeated Cyprus 2-1 in Nicosia to move third in the group, and Kazakhstan won 3-1 at San Marino. Also, Slovenia beat Latvia 1-0 in Group G......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 17th, 2019Related News

MVP Oftana lets loose in clutch bounce-back

    MANILA, Philippines – With his back against the wall, Calvin Oftana finally let loose.  In a must-win Game 2 of the NCAA Season 95 finals against streaking archrival Letran Knights, the San Beda Red Lions’ newly crowned MVP bounced back with 17 points, including a clutch go-ahead and-one, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2019Related News

Retorika ng ‘bandalismo’

Binabatikos ang patagong pagpipinta pero tahimik sa mga mensaheng nananawagan ng pagbabago. Pinagpipilitang bandalismo ang tamang salita kahit na mayroong higit na mas akma. Graffiti. Hindi hamak na mas patas ang kahulugan nito: “pictures or words painted or drawn on a wall, building, etc.” at “unusually unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface.” (Merriam-Webster app) Ito ang magpapaliwanag kung bakit Graffiesta ang tawag sa aktibidad ng Panday Sining. Para sa mga tagapagtaguod ng “disenteng pamumuhay,” madaling singilin ang Panday Sining sa hindi nito paghingi ng permiso sa lokal na pamahalaan. Kung normal ang kalakaran ng lipunan, may punto sila. Pero sa panahon ng panlipunang krisis na basta-basta na lang kinikitil ang buhay, at basta-basta na lang ibinebenta ng mismong Pangulo ang soberanya ng bansa, ano pa ang puwedeng gawin ng Panday Sining? Inaasahan ba itong tumalima sa burukrasya sa sitwasyong ang mismong burukrasya ang problema? “Simpleng permit lang, hindi pa magawa!” Puwedeng ito ang sagot ng iba. Simple rin naman ang sagot dito: May permit o wala, hindi dapat na pinipigilan ng mga tunay na makataong opisyal ng gobyerno ang pagrerehistro ng dapat ay katanggap-tanggap na mensahe......»»

Source: Pinoyweekly PinoyweeklyCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2019Related News

Asian equities swing amid HK unrest

Asian markets fluctuated Thursday with investors shifting cautiously following another Wall Street record as Donald Trump hailed progress in the China trade talks, while eyes are also on Hong Kong after another night of violent protests. Trading floors were edgy as a volatile week continued, with very few details from Washington and Beijing on negotiations […] The post Asian equities swing amid HK unrest appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2019Related News

Leading German university launches Filipino language course

The Embassy of the Philippines in Berlin, Germany recently announced that one of the leading German universities, Humboldt University, would be offering a Filipino language course for the first time......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2019Related News

Sparkling wine, giant party as Germany marks Wall fall

BERLIN, Germany – Just as every year since November 9, 1989, Kaethe Struebing was waiting for her family at a former East Berlin checkpoint to pop open a bottle in celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall . "I'm waiting for my daughter-in-law, who's from the Netherlands. We'd never have met her if ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 10th, 2019Related News

Messi hat trick helps Barcelona halt winless sequence

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — After a rare bad foul that led to a yellow card and a Celta Vigo goal, Lionel Messi made up for his error with two perfectly struck free kicks to claim a hat trick and lead Barcelona to another victory. It was the 34th Spanish league treble for Messi, tying former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo for the most in the competition. Messi's hat trick gave Barcelona a 4-1 win over Celta on Saturday, ending the team's two-game winless sequence and leaving it joint top with Real Madrid, which routed Eibar 4-0 with two goals by Karim Benzema. Sergio Busquets also scored for Barcelona, which was coming off a league loss at Levante and a home draw against Slavia Prague in the Champions League. "We needed this victory," coach Ernesto Valverde said. "A team like Barcelona has to rebound quickly after a setback." Barcelona and Madrid have 25 points, two more than Real Sociedad. The Spanish powerhouses have a game in hand because their "clásico" match was postponed until December due to last month's separatist rally in the Catalan capital. Messi put Barcelona ahead with a penalty in the first half, but his foul near halftime prompted a yellow card, and Celta's equalizer from a free kick by Lucas Olaza. Messi made up for his blunder with two excellent free kicks, one in first-half stoppage time and the other a few minutes after the break. Both times he sent a curling shot over the wall and into the top corner. "With Leo, anything is possible," Valverde said. "He is an expert with free kicks. Our opponents are always wary of fouling near the area." Messi has netted nine goals in his last seven matches in all competitions. He has eight league goals this season, one less than leading scorer Benzema. "You can't control Messi," Celta coach Óscar García said. "Without him, things would have been different." MADRID'S GOOD START Madrid scored three goals in the first 30 minutes to sweep Eibar aside. Madrid was up 2-0 by the 20th minute after goals by Benzema and Sergio Ramos. Benzema added another in the 29th and Federico Valverde netted in the 61st. The victory came three days after Madrid took a three-goal lead by the 14th minute of a 6-0 rout of Galatasaray in the group stage of the Champions League. Benzema's second goal and the strike by Ramos came from penalties after fouls on Eden Hazard and Lucas Vázquez. It was only the third away win by Madrid in 11 league matches since coach Zinedine Zidane returned to the club late last season. The team has kept a clean sheet in five straight matches in all competitions, since a 1-0 loss at Mallorca in the league. Eibar, which was coming off two straight wins, dropped to 15th place, staying six points clear of the relegation zone. VALENCIA WINS LATE Valencia bagged two late goals to beat Granada 2-0 and move closer to the top. Daniel Wass scored from close range in the 74th and Ferrán Torres struck in stoppage time to give Valencia its third straight victory. Valencia has the same 20-point haul as Granada, which got off to a great start in its return to the first division but has lost three consecutive matches. Valencia was coming off wins over Lille in the Champions League and Espanyol in the league. RED-HOT PÉREZ Lucas Pérez scored his seventh goal in as many matches as Alavés defeated Valladolid 3-0 to move further away from the relegation zone. Pérez converted a 75th-minute penalty for Alavés, which jumped to 14th with 15 points. The former West Ham striker has scored in each of his last seven matches, surpassing his overall goal tally for last season. Joselu and Tomás Pina had scored the first two goals for the hosts in the opening half. Valladolid, which is 13th, had lost only one of its last seven league matches......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2019Related News

For lack of temporary learning shelters, no classes yet in 31 Kidapawan public schools

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 November) — Classes are still suspended in at least 31 public schools here after city engineers and the building official found cracks on their beams, columns, and wall following a series of earthquakes last month, including four above Magnitude 6. Seventeen of the 31 are elementary schools, and 14 are secondary […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2019Related News

On Wall anniversary, Merkel urges Europe to defend freedom

BERLIN, Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday, November 9, urged Europe to defend democracy and freedom as Germany marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, warning that such gains must not be taken for granted. At a solemn ceremony in a church standing on the former "death ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2019Related News

Angelica Panganiban apologizes for ‘disrespectful Holocaust Memorial OOTD post

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Angelica Panganiban apologized via Twitter on Friday, November 8, over an OOTD photo she took the day before in the middle of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.  "While there is no malice and intention to malign and disrespect the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2019Related News

Pompeo warns against China, Russia on eve of Berlin Wall anniversary

BERLIN, Germany – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a stark warning against China and Russia on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, urging Western allies to defend hard-won freedoms. "Western, free nations have a responsibility to deter threats to our ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2019Related News

PLDT eyes sale of remaining stake in Rocket Internet

PLDT Inc. is looking at next year to monetize its remaining stake in Berlin-based Rocket Internet currently valued at about P2.5 billion......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2019Related News

2 workers injured after Baguio bridge’s wall collapses

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The retaining wall being put up for a bridge across the Bued River at Camp 7 here in Baguio crumbled Thursday noon, November 7, injuring two construction workers.   Neil John Patacsil, 25, and Glenn Velez Fontanos were rescued from the collapsed wall ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2019Related News

2 Filipino doctors join Young Physician Leaders program in Berlin

2 Filipino doctors join Young Physician Leaders program in Berlin Manila Bulletin.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 6th, 2019Related News

PSEi returns to 8,000 level on US jobs report

The local bourse tracked the positive movement in Wall Street on Monday, returning to the 8,000 level again. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) surged by 1.03 percent or 82.53 points to finish at 8,059.65 while the wider All Shares climbed by 0.92 percent or 44.25 points to close at 4,831.70. “Philippine shares rose […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 4th, 2019Related News

2 Filipino doctors chosen among next generation of IAP Young Physician Leaders

This is a press release from the Department of Science and Technology. The next generation of physician leaders has already been selected for this year's InterAcademy Partnership's (IAP) Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Programme. Two Filipino physicians made the cut and will join 20 other outstanding early career physicians in Berlin, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 4th, 2019Related News

American employers add 128K new jobs

The news sent Wall Street higher, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq finishing at records, while Trump hailed the news on Twitter, calling it a “blowout” number. The post American employers add 128K new jobs appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2019Related News

Stocks soar over US jobs surge

NEW YORK (AFP) — Strong US jobs data and positive signals from the US and China on trade talks lifted most global stock markets Friday, with Wall Street ending at record highs. US employers added 128,000 net new jobs last month, the Labor Department reported, much better than the 80,000 projected by analysts and in […] The post Stocks soar over US jobs surge appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2019Related News

We were screaming.... Everyone was crying : Tulunan residents recall earthquake

COTABATO, Philippines – It was a scene of total chaos in Tulunan, Cotabato, when a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck at 9:04 am Tuesday, October 29. The old municipal hall's wall totally collapsed, while at the current municipal hall, the ceilings collapsed and concrete pieces fell from the third floor to the lower ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2019Related News

Berlin, Paris want to create a European digital cloud

FRANKFURT, Germany – Germany unveiled Tuesday, October 29, a plan backed by France to establish a secure data infrastructure that would reduce Europe's dependence on US "cloud" networks. Dubbed "Gaia-X", the project "aims at setting up a secure and trustworthy data infrastructure for Europe," a statement released ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2019Related News