Croatia reaches World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

first_imgMOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cebuano KO artist looks to end fight early vs Mexican foe In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)MOSCOW — When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their exuberant fans, jumping in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys.Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England 2-1 Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West But football will not be coming home, and there will be no title to match the 1966 triumph at Wembley Stadium. Harry Kane & Co. will deal with the same disappointment that felled Shearer and Platt, Gazza and Wazza, Beckham and Gerrard.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Croatia, the first team in 28 years to come from behind to win a World Cup semifinal match, will play France for the title on Sunday in its biggest sporting moment since becoming an independent nation in 1991.France, which won its only title at home in 1998, will have an extra day of rest after beating Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday. Croatia will be coming off its third straight extra-time match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Croatia’s Ivan Strinic, right, challenges for the ball England’s Jesse Lingard, left, during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)Defender Sime Vrsaljko kept the score even by heading a shot off the goal line about 10 minutes before Mandzukic scored.Kevin Trippier curled in a free kick for England in the fifth minute. Ivan Perisic tied the score in the 68th minute. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img read more

NFL picks, Week 10: Home sweet home for Raiders, 49ers

first_imgLong story short, Week 10 of the NFL season begins and ends under the Bay Area lights, and look for the Raiders and 49ers to win on their respective prime-time stage in this week’s picks:Raiders 23, Chargers 17: To paraphrase the Chargers owner this week: they’re not going to London and they’re not going anywhere, other than to Oakland to lose in their final visit. Line: Raiders +149ers 26, Seahawks 16: Jimmy Garoppolo becomes only the second quarterback to lead a team to a 9-0 start after …last_img

South African designer David Tlale hits the big time at NY Fashion Week

first_imgBrand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “New York Fashion Week is a significant platform in the global world of fashion, on which designers profile their collections for the forthcoming season. Brand South Africa congratulates David Tlale on his successful showing at the 2013 New York Fashion Week and we are proud of him for flying our national flag in New York.”“In addition to being an inspirational South African, David is part of new a South African movement as a Play Your Part Ambassador. The campaign encourages South Africans to actively participate in creating the country we would all like to live in, a country of which we can be proud. We invite other outstanding South Africans who do ordinary things, extraordinarily, to join this movement for social change,” concluded Matola.David Tlale “Plays his Part” for our economy by utilising only South African materials in his designs. All his creations are also made in South Africa – creating jobs and opportunities in the process.David will be available for interviews following his return from the United States next week.Play Your PartDavid Tlale’s Play Your Part video can be viewed at:http://www.brandsouthafrica.com/tvc/profiles/2-david-tlale.htmlAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Requests for further information and interviews can be directed to:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: nadias@brandsouthafrica.comVisit www.brandsouthafrica.com and www.southafrica.infoFollow us on Twitter: @Brand_SAEndslast_img read more

LJP confident of getting fairshare of seats in Bihar, U.P.

first_imgWith the Narendra Modi government fighting the perception of being anti-Dalit, leaving the BJP vulnerable, key NDA ally from Bihar Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP), headed by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, is confident of getting more seats to contest in Bihar during the 2019 Lok Sabha poll. The LJP is also lobbying for seats in Uttar Pradesh. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who heads the Janata Dal(U) and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, have staked claim for a fair share of the 40 seats. The BJP holds 22 seats, LJP has six and JD(U) four. Mr. Kushwaha’s party has the lone seat that he himself represents. The BJP has indicated that it is not willing to fight the poll on fewer than 20 seats. The remaining 20 has to be shared among the three allies. “The government is not in a position to discount us if it wants to ensure that its pro-Dalit credentials are not questioned. We contested seven seats in the last election and lost only one, that too by a very small margin. So there is no question of us accepting fewer than seven,” a top LJP leader said.The party said that if its services are to be utilised in Uttar Pradesh, then it should be rewarded. “There is a huge population of the Passi caste in eastern Uttar Pradesh and also in Rae Bareli and Amethi. It is obvious that the BJP would want LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag to be involved in campaigning. The BJP will do well to at least give us three or four seats in the State,” the leader added.Mr. Paswan has been maintaining a studied silence. “We have had no discussions on seats. It will be done at the due time,” th Minister told The Hindu.last_img read more