Ronaldo leads Madrid past Bilbao

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP): Cristiano Ronaldo turned into Real Madrid’s playmaker by setting up two goals to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 yesterday and keep on track to reclaim the Spanish league title. Ronaldo passed for Karim Benzema to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. Bilbao equalised through Aritz Aduriz’s header in the 65th, but three minutes later Ronaldo flicked on a corner kick for Casemiro to finish off. “We won at a very difficult ground. We had to dig in but we played with real character,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. Madrid, which have not won the league since 2012, lead second-placed Barcelona by five points. Barcelona host Valencia today. The loss ended Bilbao’s unbeaten home streak at 13 games in the league, one short of the club record in 1992. Madrid spent long stretches in their half absorbing Bilbao’s pressure brought by wingers Inaki Williams and Inigo Leque. But Madrid’s efficiency proved the difference. As Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde put it: “They beat us with two moments of brilliance.” Midfielder Casemiro played a part in Benzema’s goal when he spotted Ronaldo breaking down the left. Ronaldo received his long pass and squared the ball for Benzema to slot in.last_img read more

Head of U.S Health Experts Arrives in Liberia to Ebola Fight

first_imgThe head of a team of 50 U.S health experts promised by the U.S. Government arrived over the weekend in Liberia.The US government, through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recently announced plans to send 50 public health experts to West Africa to help fight the deadly Ebola Virus.In fulfillment of that pronouncement, Timothy M. Callaghan, head of the team of health experts assigned to Liberia arrived in Monrovia over the weekend.According to an Internal Affairs Ministry release, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Madam Sheila Paskman said, the team was deployed to support the Liberian government’s efforts toward eradicating the Ebola virus from Liberia.The team, she said, will provide support in Technical areas of coordination and cooperation as well as ensure Center for Disease Control (CDC) step up its response.Timothy, accompanied by US Embassy officials, immediately visited Internal Affairs Minister Morris M. Dukuly, who is Co-chair of the National Task Force on Ebola.During his visit over the weekend at the Internal Affairs Ministry, Timothy M. Callaghan disclosed that additional 15 health experts are expected in Liberia.He said the team is expected to collaborate with other U.S. government agencies that are already operating in Liberia such as the CDC and USAID, among others.In response, Minister Dukuly expressed his delight and lauded the United States government on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who chairs the National Task Force on Ebola for fulfilling a significant promise in a timely manner.He described the United States as a historical traditional partner who has always stood by Liberians and the nation as a whole.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Watch: Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea target scores stunning free-kick

first_img Miralem Pjanic scores a free-kick for Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 In recent weeks, Manchester United and Chelsea have both been taking a look at Miralem Pjanic, according to reports.The Roma midfielder, also coveted by Liverpool, has admitted he’s happy with the Italian club but also suggested that transfer deals can happen quickly.And if the Red Devils and the Blues are keen on Pjanic then no doubt they will have been left impressed by his sumptuous free-kick for Bosnia and Herzegovina as they beat Switzerland 2-0 in an international friendly.So, put all your puns involving a song by The Smiths to one side, sit back, and appreciate this beauty below…last_img read more