Rapatona secures second win in NSL

first_imgThey defeated Huawei PS United 3-1 today at Bisini Soccer Grounds in round four of the Southern Conference despite trailing at half time 1-0.The boys in red struggled in the first half and were scoreless but made an amazing turnaround in the second half to score three goals.The first goal was scored through  Joshua Oscar 13 minutes into the second half.Huawei PS made simple mistakes with plenty of missed passes.Their weak defence gave the opportunity to Rapatona to score their second goal  and make it 2-1,  headed into the net by Patrick Aisa 87 minutes into the game. Despite making several attempts, Huawei struggled to score as Rapatona beefed up attack,scoring their third goal  to make it 3-1 through Peterson Elijah right in front of the net minutes to full time.Francis Tulem scored  Huawei’s only goal 23 minutes into the first half.  In other matches played yesterday (Saturday 12 Dec), Pom FC lost to competition leader Hekari United FC 2-0 and Erema FC beat Gigira Laitepo 3-1.In the Northern Conference, Goroka Gosiha FC thrashed Admiralty FC 3-0, Lae City Dwellers beat Besta United FC 3-0 and Madang FC drew with Welgris Morobe United 2-2.last_img read more

Trump’s hate campaign

first_imgDear Editor,Republican Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign of race hate against minorities and immigrants should be cause for concern to Guyanese and other immigrant groups in the United States as well as Guyanese in general looking forward to migrate to America. The Republican nominee has been running a narrow ethnic appeal campaign, first for the party’s nomination which he won, and now for the Presidency, appealing almost exclusively to white voters based on racial bigotry, ethnic divisiveness and hate. He appeals to white basal instincts or white nationalism that has not been seen in decades in American politics.Fair minded people must speak out in every way possible, whether in Guyana or America or wherever, against the politics of hate from Trump or from anyone else for that matter in any country. There must be no place for race hate and certainly not white nationalism in multi-ethnic America. History is replete of examples of what happens to countries and people when politicians appeal on hate or discriminate against others.This is not the Trump people grew up admiring. It is inexplicable why he would run such a narrow race hate campaign. Trump must be convinced by his election strategists that white voters alone will be sufficient to give him the Presidency. It is possible but is a long shot as his competitor, Democrat Hillary Clinton, who runs on national unity has the edge.Trump’s calculations could very well be wrong as winning an election on white votes alone is almost impossible, and even if possible it is wrong for a candidate to direct his campaign towards only one race in a developed multi-ethnic nation like America.One can understand ethnic electoral appeals in Africa or Guyana or Trinidad where there is stiff competition for ethnic control of the state, but there should be no place for ethnic appeals in America the way Trump has been campaigning.Trump increasingly depends on whites to win the general elections in November. Currently, Trump trails Hillary 50 to 42 per cent in national polls overall. But opinion polls show him leading Hillary Clinton among white males by 58 to 38 per cent. However, he trails Hillary among white women 60 to 38 per cent. The only way Trump can win is if he maximises white turnout and if minority turnout is minimised.The electorate is 68 per cent white to 32 per cent non-white. Trump needs to get over 60 per cent of the white votes in order to win; right now, he is running well below that. He is doing very badly among minorities – 5 per cent among blacks, 15 per cent among Asians and Indian-Americans, 2 per cent among (native) American-Indians; and 10 per cent among Hispanics.Minority turnout is usually lower than whites but this election could see the highest minority turnout since 2008 when minorities, blacks in particular, came out in record number to vote in the first minority President.Trump runs a disgusting campaign that represents exclusion and hate and is Islamophobic and xenophobic. He has become the champion of white interests in America. He has been preying on white ignorance of life in America, blaming minorities for their economic problems.Over the last nine months, the world has witnessed Trump inciting hatred against Muslims, immigrants, women, and minorities of all stripes (Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, Indian-Americans, American-Indians, etc), handicapped, poor, food stamp recipients, and anyone who critiques or opposes him. If you don’t support him, he attacks you.Early on during the campaign for the Republican nomination, Trump appealed on race attacking minorities and immigrants to cement the Republican nomination as most primary voters tend to be nationalistic. As he recognized he would not get much minority and immigrant support, he went on a campaign of race hate and xenophobia that has been condemned by fellow republicans as “racist”.Although he appeals to race, this was not the Trump people knew just a few years ago. As Asians, Hispanics and Indian-American attest, Trump was warm towards minorities and immigrants, advocating for an open immigration policy. All of his (former) wives, except one were/are immigrants. It is inexplicable why a man who became wealthy employing or doing business with immigrants and minorities, who contributed significantly to his becoming a billionaire, would attack them.Some of Trump’s proposals are impractical, but they appeal to the anger and frustration of working class whites who have seen their standard of living decline or remained stagnant.Trump has threatened to deport all undocumented immigrants and to build a wall on the US-Mexico border to keep out Hispanics. He plans to close down Mosques and expel some Muslims. He also said he would expel Muslim refugees.None of these proposals is workable and will never happen even if Trump wins the Presidency. He has refused to condemn white supremacy. His supporters beat up Hispanics and threatened Muslims (Arabs) and many a times, Indians like myself, have been misidentified as Arab and pounced upon by bigots. His supporters spat on immigrants like me, and they have also accosted blacks in rallies relating to “Black Lives Matter”.There should be no place for a Trump Presidency unless he shows he has changed and is willing to embrace people of all ethnicities and immigration status. His fear-mongering and ethnic bullying should be rejected and Guyanese-Americans should work towards that objective.Yours faithfully,Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Hart’s dreams stall out

first_imgDreams of the PONY World Series ended on a muggy Monday night as the William S. Hart Bronco team lost 8-3 to host Simi Valley in the North Coast Regional baseball semifinals. After advancing through the district and sectional tournaments, the 12-year-olds – most of whom have remained together since participating two years ago in the Mustang World Series in Texas – were hoping to make another national impact. The North Coast Regional winner advances to the West Zone tournament in Whitter, the last stop before the Bronco World Series in Monterey. “It was a tough loss, a very tough loss,” assistant coach Ray Rodriguez said. “We made some errors and mistakes that cost us some runs and gave it away. I still think we’re the better team, but I don’t mind losing to a classy team like Simi Valley.” Also a top basketball player, Montgomery has been “tearing it up in summer league,” according to Slam Jam tournament organizer Jack Pollon. “I think Montgomery is going to turn into a basketball stud, but baseball is going to be his ticket,” Pollon said. Montgomery’s father, Dave, is a former head varsity basketball coach at Hart. He remains on staff as a teacher. Pollon also is high on Golden Valley, which joins the Foothill League this season after a sub-.500 freelance season in 2005-06. Among Golden Valley’s key players are Jermel Patterson, a 6-foot-7 senior, along with John Tarver and Kyle McAtee. Former Valencia High running back Manuel White’s new agent is a familiar face, Chuck Price, who’s relatively new in the world of NFL negotiating. Nevertheless, Price, a former event organizer for the Daily News’ All-Star football games, should prove an asset based on his dynamic personality and business savvy. A former high school assistant football coach, Price has worked closely with Steve Clarkson, who runs the CaliFlorida All-Star Games, and is considered among the nation’s top private coaches. His prodigies include former Valencia quarterback Michael Herrick and current Oaks Christian of Westlake Village QB Jimmy Clausen. Saugus athletic director Kevin Miner has found a good way to beat the heat wave this week, vacationing in San Diego instead of trudging through 100-plus degree temperatures in Santa Clarita. “When it was 118 degrees on Saturday in Santa Clarita, it was 85 degrees here in San Diego,” Miner said. The annual Saugus Hall of Fame ceremony has been switched to the Valencia Country Club on Oct. 26. “It’s really nice there, and it’s good to be back because years back we used to have the ceremony at Valencia Country Club,” Miner said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Hart (10-2) committed five errors and left several runners in scoring position in key situations. Dallas Bacon had two hits and an RBI, Justin Sanford had two hits and an RBI, and Tyler Glasnow drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. “We played at the bigger field, the PONY field, and we lost two or three home runs because of that, but I think Simi Valley lost a couple of home runs, too,” Rodriguez said. This is the first Hart Bronco team in 10 years to advance past the sectionals. Most of the players play travel ball together throughout the year, and now it’s time for a break from baseball because eight players participate in youth football. Among the football players are Austin Rodriguez, a promising running back who scored 12 touchdowns last year, along with Ryan Gorman, a top linebacker. Mike Montgomery, a 6-foot-3 Hart High baseball sophomore who’s considered one of the Foothill League’s brightest young pitching prospects, could eventually develop into the school’s lastest two-sport standout along the lines of Matt Valaika, Ryan Wolfe, Kevin Ciconne and Cody Kase. last_img read more

Things to Do

first_imgCrop for a Cause scrapbooking event will raise money for the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, Suite B, Valencia. Call Stacie at (661) 510-9098 or visit www.cropforacause.org. American Association of University Women membership brunch, 10 a.m. Saturday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Rose Romeka at (661) 297-7705 or Jacque Snyder at (661) 251-6967. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids will feature carnival rides, water slides, games, crafts and entertainment, noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 286-4079. Potluck barbecue and pool party for mentally disabled adults, 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday at an off-site location in Santa Clarita. Call LETMESAIL at (661) 702-8555 for directions. Canyon High School dance team will present “Reaching for the Stars,” 6 p.m. Saturday at 23804 Grandview Drive, Valencia. The fundraiser will feature dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Call (661) 252-6713. Under the Turtle Moon fundraiser for The Painted Turtle camp for children with chronic illnesses, 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Agua Dulce Vineyards, 9640 Sierra Highway, Agua Dulce. Tickets: $125. Call (310) 451-1353, Ext. 101. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Sierra Club hike through Elsmere Canyon, 9 a.m. Sunday at the south end of San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Henry Schultz at (661) 284-5613. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. LARC Ranch fundraiser will feature music by Fantastic Diamond, lunch and refreshments, 1 p.m. Sunday at LARC Ranch, 29890 N. Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Tickets: $125 for adults and $50 for children. Call (661) 296-8636, Ext. 219. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe Angels of Dawn will perform pop and alternative rock, 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-2276. Majesty will present a program of sacred music, 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Recital Hall at The Master’s College, near the corner of Quigley Canyon Road and Placeritos Boulevard in Newhall. Admission is free. Call (661) 259-3540. Blast from the Past dance will feature The Taylor Made Band, 7:30-11 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Admission: $7; or $5 for seniors. Call Linda at (661) 993-3969. Lee Greenwood will perform, 8 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-5304. Moonlight hike, 8-9 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Castaic Chamber of Commerce summer mixer will feature food and fun, 5-9 p.m. today at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (661) 295-8303. Movies to Talk About will present “30 Days: Living on Minimum Wage,” 6:30 p.m. today at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-7866 or visit www.uuofscv.org. SCVSingles will hold a mixer, 7 p.m. today at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. 62nd annual barbecue fiesta, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-2276. last_img read more

U.S. plans for Castro regime’s demise

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Bush administration dismissed Raul Castro, suddenly the acting leader in Cuba, as no more than a “prison-keeper” Tuesday as officials reviewed long-standing plans for the post-Fidel Castro era. “The fact that you have an autocrat handing power off to his brother does not mark an end to autocracy,” White House spokesman Tony Snow said of the Castro brothers. U.S. officials tried to evaluate the meaning of Monday’s announcement that Fidel Castro had temporarily relinquished power to Raul because of an intestinal illness. Fidel Castro will be 80 in less than two weeks; Raul is 75. One concern is possible post-Castro instability in Cuba, leading to large-scale migration by Cubans to South Florida, similar to what happened in 1980 and 1995. Another worry is that Castro’s friends in the hemisphere, notably Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, might intervene to ensure that Castroite rule survives the aging leader’s death. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, who was born in Cuba, addressed that issue at a news briefing without referring specifically to Venezuela. He said the U.S. does not want to see anyone – “any third party – stand in the way of the rights of the Cuban people to elect their government.” He also rejected the Cuban government’s suggestions that once the Castro era ends, Cuban-Americans will return to the island, reclaim the homes they abandoned and expel the current occupants. “We are telling the Cuban people that that is just not true,” Gutierrez said. Meanwhile, the U.S. Coast Guard, which has long had plans to deal with mass migrations from Cuba and other destinations by sea, has not activated them in light of Castro’s illness, Cmdr. Jeff Carter said. “We’re monitoring the situation in Cuba, but we have not moved any cutters, aircraft or personnel, nor have we executed any plans,” Carter said. The administration has labored since the fall of 2003 on ways to hasten a transition to democratic rule in Cuba and to assist the island in recovering from what U.S. officials regard as 47 years of communist misrule. Fidel Castro rejects the notion that the system he has put in place will give way to a democratic transition. “We had our transition in 1959,” Castro has said, referring to the year when, at age 32, he led a rebel band to victory over a rightist military dictator. No country’s succession has received more attention from the U.S. government than has Cuba. A presidential commission issued a report in 2004 that mapped plans to provide 100,000 tons of food to Cuba in short order after Castro’s demise. U.S. charities would be encouraged to create and contribute to a foundation to aid a “Free Cuba.” American government officials would carry out a “needs assessment” as soon as possible. There are detailed plans for upgrading health and education systems. The report also discusses ways to modernize Cuba’s aviation, railroad and maritime infrastructure. According to the report, none of these actions would occur without Cuba’s consent. An updated commission report, released three weeks ago, recommended that the U.S. provide $80 million to support dissidents and nongovernmental organizations on the island.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

Arsenal defender makes bold Mesut Ozil claim

first_img Mesut Ozil has fallen out of favour with Arsenal boss Unai Emery 2 It was Ozil’s first start since featuring in a 2-1 win against Cardiff last month. He has missed 20 games in all competitions this owing to illness, form and injury.The 30-year-old has also been told by Arsenal boss Unai Emery that he needs to shake off minor injuries and illness if he is to command a regular place in his side.Defender Sokratis believes that Ozil improves the team when included.The Greece international said: ”He played very good. Mesut is a fantastic player and when he is fit he is one of the most important players in the team. Mesut Ozil is one of Arsenal’s most important players, according to team-mate Sokratis Papastathopoulos.The German midfielder played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Bate Borisov on Thursday as they progressed to the last-16 of the Europa League. REVEALED shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Of course when something is not going good, everybody is there to criticise but we have to see also what Mesut did in the last years for this team.“All the team, all the players are behind him and we need a good Mesut to go (forward) because we know that he is very important for us.”Sokratis scored on his injury comeback against the Belarusian champions after being sidelined with an ankle issue for almost a month.He has defended Ozil’s injury record and insists the former Real Madrid man is still training with a smile on his face. no dice BEST OF RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow REPLY ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Sokratis (right) was full of praise for the German playmaker LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Sokratis, 30, said: ”He was sick, he had some problems but after he came back for training.“Now, he is good. He did well yesterday and I hope in the next games he will go forward like this.“He enjoys (himself) and we enjoy that he is with us.“But when you are injured, it is difficult. Mesut is very important, he is a very good guy and we need him.” 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ last_img read more

Blue Milk Pricing Revealed

first_imgShare This!©Disney ParksThe Orange Country Register is out with a story this morning that reveals the pricing for the Blue Milk at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland. The story notes that Blue Milk will be priced at $7.99. This is more than the signature drink of Universal Studios’ Wizarding World’s signature drink, Butterbeer. Currently, all version of Butterbeer cost $7.49 at Universal Studios Hollywood. Blue Milk, really a frozen blend of coconut milk and rice milk, will be sold at Kat Saka’s Kettle. Blue Milk will have dragon fruit, pineapple, lime, and watermelon flavors. A companion drink, Green Milk, will have orange, passion fruit, and grapefruit flavors.last_img

A New Kind of Stress

first_imgThe recession is taking its toll not only on businesses and unemployed Americans—it’s also affecting the employees still reporting to work, day in and day out. In fact, the stresses have grown so great that workers are starting crack under the pressure. Employees are reporting thoughts of suicide, violence against co-workers and mental breakdowns at the highest rates seen in three years, according to Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI), a provider of employee assistance program (EAP) services. As companies try to do more with fewer workers, employees are stretching themselves thin to meet the demands at the workplace, with their families and for themselves, said Julie LeBlanc, HRI’s associate director of clinical services, in an interviewwith SHRM Online. “This is a new kind of stress. Before, when people were worried, they could take time off. Now they are scared of losing their jobs and can’t take off,” LeBlanc said. “They are not taking vacations, they are always in the office, they aren’t taking lunch. People try to ‘white-knuckle’ it through, and then one stressor too many happens and they fall apart. When work/life balance is not a priority, HRI said in a press statement, employees skimp on sleep, exercise, therapy and family time—to their extreme detriment. “Employees don’t realize why they are stressed and they forget about self care,” LeBlanc told SHRM Online. “Think it through—take a 30-minute lunch break by yourself, walk around the building, eat and sleep well. Don’t use substances [such as alcohol or drugs]. Drink enough water. People don’t think of those things, but you can only do this so long before your body gives out.” Supervisors, too, need to be in tune with their employees’ needs. Follow these tips from HRI to help spot and address worrisome employee behavior: *Address concerning behaviors you see in employees early on, linking them to mental health resources like their EAP and to work/life programs. *Encourage the use of your company’s time off and sick leave policies, as well as other benefits that will help the wellness of employees. *Train mangers on recognizing the signs of mental health and substance abuse distress, and give them tools for helping their direct reports. *Offer mental health screenings in employee health and benefits fairs. *Incorporate wellness, resilience and morale-enhancing events into the workplace, such as social gatherings, teambuilding exercises, and yoga/fitness/nutrition clubs or services. *Promote company benefits often so employees make use of the resources available to them. Beth Mirza is senior editor for HR News. She reports on Business Leadership, Safety & Security and other HR issues. Prior to coming to SHRM in 2001, Beth worked for community newspapers in Northern Virginia. Follow her on Twitter @BethMirza.last_img read more

Grovo, a Better Way to Do Online Training

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… If you are looking for a way to do extensive online training on online topics, then consider what Grovo.com has to offer. There are dozens of topics ranging from email etiquette to setting up Facebook ads to using Yammer, Stumble Upon, Google Analytics, Twitter and LinkedIn. While I didn’t try out very many courses, it does seem well thought out. Many large Fortune 1000 companies are using the service, too. In this era where training budgets are being slashed and where keeping up with the latest online technology is difficult, this is worth a closer look. They claim there are more than a thousand individual lessons and there are more than 40 different social media courses, to give you an idea of how much content is available. The Twitter for Business collection alone has 22 different tutorial screencasts, all less than two minutes long, covering what is a hashtag, how to use the Twitter location services, and other details. This makes them easily digestible, although it can be tedious to consume a lot of this content in one sitting. Each lesson collection has a quiz, a list of key takeaways, and a glossary, so the courseware is fairly complete and thorough. I took the overall unit quiz and got a respectable 82% after watching one lesson, which given that I was doing this in a noisy airport I though was pretty good. But that is the point here: you can go get your training on your time, when you have a spare few minutes (or hours, given what air travel delays are these days). Every action is tracked on your own dashboard, so you can see at a glance which lessons you watched and any notes that you wanted to take as you go along (see screenshot below). Related Posts david strom Having done my own screencast tutorials, I think their collection is well done (apart from the background music), clear and easily understood, and packed with tons of insight and information about the various online services that they focus on. Starting tomorrow, they will offer their business customers some new features. They will be able to create a company wide group, ensure people sign up, assign courses to cover, track their progress and manage their activities. You can get started with a free personal account, which gives you access to non-premium content mostly centered on consumer technology. The premium accounts, appropriate for business-oriented content, start at $9 per month per user. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Neymar leads PSG past Bayern, Batshuayi stuns Atletico

first_imgWinter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Basel’s biggest ever win in the Champions League was sealed by teenager Blas Riveros.Last season’s runners-up Juventus struggled for long periods at home to Olympiakos, but eventually saw off their stubborn visitors 2-0 as Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench to score.A brave effort from Olympiakos was in vain as Mario Mandzukic bundled in a second.Barcelona overcame a stuttering display to edge out Sporting 1-0 in the Portuguese capital.Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both wasted excellent chances in the opening 45 minutes, but Ernesto Valverde’s side were fortunate to score a 49th-minute winner through Sebastian Coates’ own goal.Barca lead Juve and Sporting by three points at the top of Group D.Celtic cruised past Anderlecht 3-0 in what looks to be a fight for third place behind PSG and Bayern in Group B.Leigh Griffiths grabbed the first goal shortly before half-time in Brussels and the Glaswegians wrapped it up in the second period as Serigne Kara put through his own net and Scott Sinclair rifled home. PSG’s Neymar clenches his fist after scoring his side’s third goal as PSG’s Dani Alves, left, runs to hug Neymar during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Neymar starred as Paris Saint-Germain sent out a statement of intent with an impressive 3-0 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday, while Michy Batshuayi grabbed an injury-time winner as Chelsea won 2-1 at Atletico Madrid.It took PSG less than two minutes to break the deadlock in the Group B clash against Bayern, as world-record signing Neymar teed up fellow Brazilian Dani Alves to hammer home.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors San Miguel aims for All-Filipino Cup history after failed Grand Slam bid Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Atletico were handed the opener against English champions Chelsea when David Luiz needlessly gave away a penalty and Antoine Griezmann slotted past keeper Thibaut Courtois.But the Wanda Metropolitano — as well as the watching Diego Costa, signed this week from Chelsea — was silenced as former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata headed in an excellent Eden Hazard cross.Antonio Conte’s men deserved all three points and snatched the win in the fourth minute of added time as Belgian subsitute Batshuayi picked out the bottom corner.“Michy scores every time he’s on the field! He can score every time. I’m so happy for him,” said winger Hazard.“We want to play games like these. We play for Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world and we want to win everything.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bayern piled on the pressure but failed to take their chances, before Edinson Cavani finished a sweeping counter-attack with an exquisite strike into the top corner.Unai Emery’s men finished off their visitors in the 63rd minute when Neymar pounced after Kylian Mbappe had bamboozled the Bayern defence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“The main thing is the three points, but it’s also important for me that the fans enjoy the match and seeing us win against a top-level side,” said Spanish coach Emery.PSG now lead the five-time champions by three points in the race to finish top of Group B. LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH View comments Chelsea are now clear of Roma at the top of Group C by two points, after the Italians held on to beat Qarabag 2-1 in the early kick-off in Baku.Kostas Manolas and Edin Dzeko put the visitors two goals to the good inside quarter of an hour, and although Pedro Henrique pulled one back for Qarabag, the home side couldn’t find a maiden Champions League point.United outclass CSKAThree-time winners Manchester United brushed aside CSKA Moscow 4-1 to maintain their unbeaten record in the Russian capital, with Romelu Lukaku continuing his extraordinary start to life at the club with a brace.The Belgian striker headed Jose Mourinho’s visitors in front, before Anthony Martial made it two from the penalty spot.Lukaku tapped in his 10th goal of the season before half-time and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the fourth before a late consolation from teenager Konstantin Kuchaev.“It is a great achievement (Lukaku’s goals), but it’s only possible with a good team,” said Mourinho.“But for Romelu, these are incredible numbers. He is humble, he wants to learn, he is ambitious.”The other game in Group A saw Basel make it back-to-back defeats for 10-man Benfica, with a stunning 5-0 thrashing in Switzerland.Michael Lang slotted into an empty net and Dimitri Oberlin finished off a breakaway to get Basel off to a brilliant start.Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s penalty ended the game as a contest and Andre Almeida was sent off for a horrendous tackle, with the 19-year-old Oberlin completing a brace.last_img read more