Cavani scores 2 as leader PSG coasts to 3-0 win against Nice

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Cavani’s cushioned header from left back Yuri Berchiche’s cross caused confusion and Nice center half Dante turned the ball into his own net in the 52nd — under pressure from Di Maria and right back Dani Alves.Defending champion Monaco has a tough match away to Bordeaux on Saturday and must cope without Radamel Falcao, the league’s top scorer with 13 goals in nine games. The Colombia striker has muscle fatigue.Keita Balde, who joined from Lazio and scored his first Monaco goal last weekend, is expected to lead the attack.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But this current side is bereft of confidence, and this loss was Nice’s seventh so far — four more than all last season.Apart from one snapshot from striker Mario Balotelli, Nice made no impact at all in Paris.While Favre’s side is drifting toward the relegation zone, PSG’s win moved it seven points clear of second-placed Monaco.Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale pulled out before kickoff and was replaced by Argentine Walter Benitez, who conceded after only three minutes. Di Maria whipped in a free kick from the left and Cavani met it with a diving header that Benitez fumbled at the near post.Benitez made another mistake when he mistimed his run off his line as he tried to intercept Di Maria’s quick pass over the top, and Cavani poked the ball around him before tapping home.ADVERTISEMENT Bulls exercise options on Portis, 4 other players Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Having netted a career-high 49 goals in all competitions last season, Cavani already has 11 league goals in 10 games and 15 in 13 overall.PSG coach Unai Emery recalled Argentina winger Angel Di Maria and he set up Cavani’s goals, the second witha clever pass over the top of a static defense that is leaking goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCoach Lucien Favre’s side was the last team to beat PSG in the league, winning 3-1 at home on April 30, and also drew 2-2 away.Nice finished third last season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSG’s Edinson Cavani celebrates the opening goal during a French League One soccer match Paris-Saint-Germain against Nice at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Edinson Cavani continued his remarkable scoring form with two goals as unbeaten league leader Paris Saint-Germain beat lackluster Nice 3-0 on Friday.Brazil star Neymar was suspended after being sent off in last Sunday’s 2-2 draw away to Marseille. It made little difference, especially with Cavani further underlining his importance.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

UBA Gives Additional US$300K to Help Eradicate Ebola

first_imgIn fulfillment of a promise made to government and in furtherance of its corporate social responsibility to the country, the United Bank of Africa (UBA) Liberia has donated an additional US$300,000.00 to the national Ebola Task Force headed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The bank, through its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Madam Chioma Mang, said that the fund was intended to help eradicate the Ebola virus from the country.CEO Mang made the presentation to President Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia yesterday.  Also in attendance were Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie and scores of UBA officials.The CEO reassured President Sirleaf and Liberians that UBA is here to stay, no matter what the country is going through. “We will support the well-meaning efforts of your administration in rebuilding and repositioning Liberia. We will stand with you.”As an indigenous Pan African Bank, UBA has shown strong commitment to the countries of the Ebola “hot spots” where they do business. The bank has also remained open for business in the respective countries including Liberia, even at the peak of the crisis.UBA made an initial donation of a brand new truck to support the logistics of the Ebola Response Team. The Chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, through his foundation, in August also made a donation of US$600,000.00 to affected countries. This came as one of the earliest responses from any private sector organization or individual to the crisis.“It is our belief in UBA, driven by the strong passion of the Chairman of the UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, that Africans should lead the way for solution to Africa’s problems.“Commitment to Africa’s long-term progress is engraved in the UBA’s DNA and is irrevocable,” Madam Mang said during the presentation ceremony.“While we commend all previous donors, both local and international, we call strongly on corporate Africa not to relent, but continue their donations in the fight against the ‘unwanted visitor to West Africa’,” said Madam Mang.President Sirleaf commended the Bank and said that Liberia could not have achieved the level of progress now without support and partnership, “especially from our African brothers and sisters like UBA.”She said the bank’s chairman, Tony Elumelu, has been of great help to Liberia through his partnership and has for a long time expressed interest in Liberia’s growth and potentials.She used the opportunity to remind the UBA’s top management of the post-Ebola reconstruction era as financial institutions partnering with Liberia will be greatly needed in this direction.President Sirleaf encouraged the bank and other financial institutions to begin planning for the post-Ebola economic revitalization which she said will focus on agriculture and macro-finance.The Liberian leader acknowledged President Good-Luck Jonathan of Nigeria, who she said was the first to commit support to affected countries, an initiative she said corporate Nigeria began to emulate.Ambassador Chigozie Obi-Nnagozie commended the Liberian government for being committed to the process of saving lives. She said, “I’m pleased to see what has happened here, which is in support of your tenacious leadership, Madam President. Nigeria is with Liberia.”Ambassador Nnagozie indicated that whatever affects Liberia also affects Nigeria, and as such the latter will also be in the position to help the former.Meanwhile, UBA has offered its Unique Payment Solution (UPS), the UBA Africard Powered by VISA Prepaid Card to the government of Liberia. This, the bank said, would help to alleviate the problems encountered in making payments of salaries and allowances to the numerous healthcare workers in the country.The new UPS allows the salaries and allowances to be uploaded to the Prepaid Salary Card which the beneficiaries can use to access cash from the bank’s Automatic Transfer Machines (ATMs) and Point of Sale (POS) machines deployed strategically in Monrovia and around the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SA motorists urged to Think Pedestrian

first_img16 April 2012 A new campaign, driven by the United Nations and backed by local companies, has been launched to improve safety on South Africa’s roads by changing the behaviour of both motorists and pedestrians. The “Think Pedestrian” campaign is expected to run for a decade, and hopes are high that it will curb the high number of road deaths in South Africa. In South Africa, Think Pedestrian is endorsed by logistics company Eqstra and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, in support of Nelson Mandela Day. It will be piloted in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga province.40% of road deaths pedestrians Speaking at the launch in Johannesburg last week, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said pedestrians accounted for more than 40% of deaths on South Africa’s roads. It is estimated that there are around 40 vehicle accidents a day and 14 000 a year countrywide. Ndebele said South Africa was seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. The number of road crashes over the Easter weekend, traditionally a dangerous time to be out and about, dropped to 181 from last year’s 215, according to preliminary statistics released by the Road Traffic Management Corporation.Community road safety councils However, he warned that there was still a long way to go, and urged South Africans to help the government achieve its 2020 goal of cutting road fatalities by half. Ndebele called on community members to join the road safety councils set up by the Department of Transport in their area. “They aim to work with communities in inculcating a culture of responsibility with regard to the use of the road.” The community councils were also tasked with identifying local road safety hazards, and getting people interested in helping to resolve them. Eqstra MD Murray Price said the Think Pedestrian campaign would consist of a range of campaigns designed to change road user behaviour.‘Attitude is the problem’ “The problem is not about how good or bad drivers and pedestrians are,” Price said “Attitude is the problem. We have to educate our people about the importance of observing the rules of the road. We can save lives by doing so.” Price said a task team would identify accident hotspots across the country’s roads as the campaign spread to other provinces. “We will be guided by the Department of Transport in identifying these places. From there we can evaluate the root cause of the problem.” The campaign would also include installing road signs and speed bumps and patching potholes in line with each area’s needs. A golf tournament would soon be launched to raise funds for the campaign. “It will be played annually until the 10-year period lapses,” Price said. Collins Letsoalo, acting manager of the Road Traffic Management Corporation, said road safety awareness campaigns run on an annual basis were already under way to support the Think Pedestrian campaign. One of the was Think Bike, an NGO run entirely by volunteers, that encouraged motorists to be considerate and tolerant of two-wheeled road users. Dr Francis Kasolo, representing the UN, said South Africa was setting the pace by launching the campaign a year earlier than many other countries. Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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first_imgManaging editor Molly Dill, publisher Dan Meyer, editor Andrew Weiland and director of sales Linda Crawford.Last updated on July 1st, 2019 at 03:28 pmBizTimes Milwaukee won seven business journalism awards in the Alliance of Area Business Publishers 2019 Editorial Excellence Awards competition.The annual AABP Editorial Excellence competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design achieved by regional business publications. The competition was judged by 24 members of the University of Missouri School of Journalism faculty. There were 511 entries in the competition submitted by 41 business publications in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Click here to see the full list of winners and comments from the judges.The awards were presented Saturday at the AABP’s annual summer conference, held this year in Atlanta. BizTimes Milwaukee received the following awards:A Gold (first place) award in the Best Newspaper – Medium Tabloids category. The award recognizes overall excellence for a printed publication. The judges’ comments on BizTimes Milwaukee were: “The photography is solid. The design is clean and places attention on the content itself. Illustrations are used throughout very effectively. The overall architecture makes it easy to navigate through the entire publication. Front of the book sections include little nuggets for everyone. The cover stories are well reported and very people-focused.” BizTimes Milwaukee art director Shelly Tabor and graphic designer Alex Schneider won a Gold Award in the Best Overall Design – Medium Tabloids category. Judges’ comments: “The overall design is neat and controlled. There’s a well-regulated and consistently good design style throughout. Well-placed, metered elements of creativity like the creative headlines used in the ‘Ransomware’ story add to the reader experience without taking away, and demonstrate the close attention that is given to the layout of each article in the publication. Covers like ‘Guac is Good’ grab attention and add a nice element of newsstand appeal.”BizTimes Milwaukee won a Silver Award in the Best Website category. This category is not broken down by size. The Gold Award for Best Website went to Crain’s Chicago Business. Judges’ comments about “Clean design helps the audience to take in a lot of solid content about the local and regional economy. Dropdown navigation – including a prominent place for Foxconn News — effectively enables readers to find stories of specific interest to them and their industry.”BizTimes Milwaukee managing editor Molly Dill won a Silver award in the Best Recurring Feature – Medium Tabloids category for Rev Up, which regularly profiles an area second-stage startup company. Judges’ comments: “What makes a second-stage startup different from a first? Less of a reliance on hope. That’s what makes ‘Rev Up’ so compelling: It’s not about a new company that has a great idea. It’s about a company that had a great idea and is making it work. The feature replaces the starry-eyed dream talk of first-stage startups with practical, interesting information from those who did, in fact, start up and get going.”BizTimes Milwaukee reporter Lauren Anderson won a Silver award in the Best Feature – Medium Tabloids category for her April 30, 2018 cover story: “Survivorship is the goal.” The story is about a promising new cancer treatment practiced at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and the incredible success experienced by one cancer patient. Judges’ comments: “Following the journey of one cancer patient is the thread that holds this story together as it deftly explores life-saving medical technologies and the research investment that makes them possible. Well-told and thoroughly reported, the story never loses its heart.” Tabor won a Silver award in the Best Feature Layout – Newspaper category for the design for the Oct. 15, 2018 cover story: “Wisconsin’s Health Care Squeeze.” Judges’ comments: “The illustrations are fun and use the same consistent tone throughout. Unity is created by the color palette and the red strip identifying the package as the cover story. Clever use of condensed type on the headline plays off the idea of a ‘squeeze.’”BizTimes Milwaukee won a Silver award in the Best Auxiliary Publication – Medium Tabloids category for “STUFF Made and Built in Southeastern Wisconsin.” Judges’ comments: “An excellent resource for residents of southeastern Wisconsin on the hunt for jobs. It offers sound advice for how to find a career that fits and employment that’s rewarding. There’s a good mix of short stories, longer features, quizzes and graphics that pace the reader.”In 2018, BizTimes Milwaukee won five awards in the AABP’s annual business journalism competition. In 2017, BizTimes Milwaukee won six awards in the AABP contest.  Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more