Bayern Munich edge past Benfica into semi-finals with 3-2 aggregate win

first_imgBayern Munich drew 2-2 with Benfica to edge into the semi-finals of the Champions League.Bayern went into the second leg at the Estadio da Luz knowing that they were in control of the tie after denying Benfica an away goal in the first leg, but were stunned when Raul Jimenez scored with Benfica’s first meaningful attack in the 27th minute.The famously passionate home crowd roared on their side to look for a second and turn the tie on its head, but were silenced when Phillip Lahm’s pull-back found its way to Arturo Vidal on the edge of the box, who leathered the ball in.Thomas Muller added another from a corner after the break to put Bayern in the driving seat, with Benfica needing three goals in the final half an hour to escape elimination from the competition.But there was still time for Anderson Talisca to set up a tense finish with a superb free-kick strike 15 minutes from the end – and feat that he almost repeated with another set-piece effort a short time later.Bayern held on relatively comfortably for the draw on the night and the 3-2 win on aggregate, and will now face one of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Pep Guardiola’s next side Manchester City in the semi-finals.   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Woman injured in Three Miles stampede loyal to Portia

first_img The Whitfield Town resident suffered a broken leg on Tuesday night at Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew after gunshots were discharged at a mass People’s National Party (PNP) meeting, causing a stampede. More than two dozen persons received varying degrees of injury, among them Forbes. “I told ‘Sister P’ that whatever happens me still coming fi vote fi her,” Folkes told The Gleaner as she made her way to the polling station at Whitfield Town Primary School, the same place PNP president Portia Simpson Miller voted. Simpson Miller, who has been member of parliament since 1976, is being challenged for the seat by Victor Hyde of the Jamaica Labour Party. “Me naah let her down. She is a strong black woman and we want to give her the support. We nuh waah to gi Labourite nuttin caah dem naah deal aid nuttin,” Forbes said. The PNP supporter, who had to be assisted to the polling station, complained of tremendous pain in her foot. She said that the incident was horrifying. “Dem push me down and dem trample me and I get up running again and the crowd come down and my foot slide in a metal drain,” she said. Forbes said she also suffered the misfortune of having a pot of soup overturn on her. Luckily, the soup was not hot, which meant she escaped serious burns. Forbes expects to celebrate a PNP victory later today. She will return to the Kingston Public Hospital on Tuesday for the doctors to put her leg in plaster. Fifty-five year-old Greta Forbes’ right foot is heavily bandaged and swollen. ST ANDREW SOUTH WESTERN CANDIDATES PNP: Portia Simpson Miller JLP: Victor Hydelast_img read more

H-DNL football: Fortuna falls 35-20 to Foothill

first_imgLevi Nyberg had a trio of rushing touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies fell 35-20 on homecoming to visiting Foothill—Palo Cedro, Friday night at Husky Field.Nyberg kept the Huskies close in the first half with a pair of gritty touchdown runs.The junior put Fortuna on the board early in the second quarter with a 4-yard run. Kobe Letter punched it in from two yards out on the ensuing 2-point conversion to put the Huskies ahead 8-7. The scoring opportunity was furnished by a blocked …last_img read more

Replant, patience and seed availability

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This spring has been nothing short of frustrating for farmers who planted a large number of acres before heavy rains that caused ponding, drown-outs and crusting on those newly sewn fields. The season has been equally as taxing on seed companies working with their customers to navigate the difficult scenarios of 2017. Daniel Call, General Manager with Seed Consultants, tells Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that he hasn’t seen a spring like this in some time.Listen to their conversation below.Seed Consultants Daniel Calllast_img read more

Ohio FFA’ers staying busy with delegate duties at National Convention

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 91st National FFA Convention continues Thursday in Indianapolis. Wednesday officially kicked off the convention with Garth Brooks performing a special concert for FFA members Wednesday night.Mallary Caudill is an Ohio FFA State Officer staying busy at convention. She has also worked with our team in the past as an Ohio Ag Net student reporter. She said she’s enjoying seeing the wave of blue corduroy jackets in Indy.“It’s an awesome opportunity to see 65,000 of your closest friends,” she said. “I attended National Convention as a member three years in high school and I’m just really excited for the opportunity to see a different perspective and a different avenue of it as a delegate this year.”FFA truly is a student-led organization, with student representatives in each state showing up early at convention to take part in the governance and bylaw changes of the organization.Caudill said it is an honor to work as an FFA delegate.“As a delegate, we have the unique opportunity to actually vote and decide on issues that can affect the organization as a whole. One of the really neat things is seeing the different perspectives from different states and how different things mean more to them and just their viewpoints on it then being able to make history essentially and deciding some of those things in FFA,” she said.The National FFA Convention will see several Ohioans compete with their proficiency projects Thursday, perennially one of the top-represented states in the nation in the competition.last_img read more

10 months ago​Leeds boss Bielsa: I will not panic buy

first_img​Leeds boss Bielsa: I will not panic buyby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is not in the mood to panic.The veteran coach believes they can get promotion with the players at his disposal.Leeds are top of the Championship by two points from Norwich City, with 26 games played.But Bielsa does admit it is tough to be without as many as seven players due to injuries and suspensions.”We are lacking players,” Bielsa is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror. “If the club can bring in players, it will be only if they are better than the players that we have.”In the next few weeks, we will have Dallas, Berardi, Phillips, Brown, Bamford and Douglas with us, so among the absences, we will have a reduction.”That’s why I clearly say that if nobody comes, we will solve the problems anyway.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

New Japanese Ambassador says he Will Work to Strengthen Relationship

first_imgThe new Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, says he will work to strengthen the relationship between both countries.During his call on the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, at the Ministry on Hagley Park Road in Kingston on January 25, the Ambassador said he is pleased about several aspects of his country’s assistance to Jamaica.He pointed to the Grassroots Human Security Project and its impact in the various sectors, including education and health.The Ambassador said before being appointed, he was involved in the investment sector in Japan, and he would seek to use his knowledge and expertise to further strengthen that aspect of the relationship.“I would like to be a bit more active in this area, to be a bridge of the investment side between Jamaica and Japan,” he added.Ambassador Yamazaki said he is eagerly looking forward to working with Minister McKenzie and the team from the Local Government Ministry.Meanwhile, Mr. McKenzie said the relationship with Japan is one that he warmly welcomes and will strive to maintain and strengthen.“I welcome the new Ambassador, and we will continue the relationship that has developed over many years. Discussions have been held about the possibility of us obtaining some fire trucks.  There are a number of fire trucks that have already been donated to Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth,” he said.The Minister further noted that the Ministry has also been successful in negotiating two trucks from Japan to boost the fleet of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).last_img read more