Doorstep Robbery in Kew Town

first_img#MagneticMediaNews #Doorsteprobbery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – The front porch of a home in Kew Town was the scene of the crime for a family returning home and it was a frightening experience.  A report to Magnetic Media of another family being traumatized at their home; an unmasked and unarmed man, approached them on Saturday night on their doorstep in Kew Town.  Neatly dressed and seemingly nonthreatening at first, the man violently grabbed the purse off of the shoulder of the older woman; so forcefully that the woman fell to the floor and hit her face.That lady is bruised but thankful that no real physical harm was done to her or her granddaughter.  The woman sharing the story says her mother is shaken, her daughter, who was with her grandmother, is terrified. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:#Doorsteprobbery, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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US Govt donates supplies to SE Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Generators, cots, water and fuel containers, blankets even a pallet stacker were among the items loaded onto the HMBS Lawrence Major, which is the Defence Force’s roll on, roll off vessel.  Recommended for you Captain Stephen Russell, NEMA Director explained that the US donates $600k in disaster supplies to its three emergency sites in The Bahamas –  the other two warehouses are located in Nassau and Freeport. By Deandrea Hamilton Related Items:#HurricaneAid, #HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews, #USAid August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Bahamas, September 4th, 2017 – Nassau – Despite what is happening in Houston, the US government has donated to its Emergency Relief Warehouse which is located in Matthew Town, Inagua and those supplies were this weekend shipped out by NEMA.  Hurricane Irma will first be felt by islands in South Eastern Bahamas – Inagua, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, and southern Long Island and now they will have supplies nearby if needed.  New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passedlast_img read more

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Earthquake Awareness Week 2018

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 5, 2017 – Providenciales – The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) will be observing it annual Earthquake Awareness Week for 8th – 12th January, 2018 under the Theme “Shake It Out”.To mark this event, the DDME will be hosting a number of activities during the week which include:Radio Show on ExpressionsQuestion and Answer Session on Radio Turks and CaicosPublication of Messages in the local NewspapersShake Out Drill/Drop Cover Hold (DCH) with Government Offices and Business CommunityAs the department continues to enhance the preparedness and readiness levels of the Turks and Caicos Islands through its Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy­, it is important to note that a critical and essential component of the Country’s preparedness efforts are focused on infrequent, but high impact event such as earthquakes.The Turks and Caicos Islands lie on the North American plate, approximately 150 kilometres to the north of the Puerto Rico Trench; an active plate boundary that marks the boundary between the North American and Caribbean Plates.   As a result, this region has experienced major earthquakes in the past such as the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, 1991 Costa Rica Earthquake and 1692 Jamaica earthquake.   Based on a seismic analysis undertaken as part of the of the TCI Building Code under the Hurricane Ike Recovery and Rehabilitation Project in 2013, the USGS’ Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Programme (GSHAP) stated that there is a low to moderate level of susceptibility in the Turks and Caicos Islands to seismic activity.Did you know that the 2010 Haiti Earthquake was felt in Cockburn Town (Grand Turk) and Cockburn Harbour (South Caicos), resulting in the Turks and Caicos Islands being placed on a tsunami watch?As we reflect on the Earthquake which devastated Haiti eight years ago, we here in TCI likewise need to ensure that we implementing preparedness and mitigation measures to protect lives and property.   Though their occurrence might be infrequent, the level of devastation that they tend to leave in their wake is substantial and oftentimes deadly.  One of the most important lesson to learn from the Haiti 2010 Earthquake is that adequate preparation for the known earthquake hazard can mean the difference between continuing as usually in a short time, or total disaster, with development halt for decades.   The event has also highlighted the importance or proper building codes and the construction of earthquake resistant buildings in areas vulnerable to earthquakes.For further information please Contact:  Andrea BeenEmail Address:  ASBeen@gov.tcTelephone #:   649 338 3672Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TCI.DDMETwitter:  https://twitter.com/DDMETCISkype: ddmegt Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Rangers midfielder calls for a better stadium atmosphere

first_imgRangers Football Club midfielder Ryan Jack has asked the fans for an improvement among fans atmosphere following the poor atmosphere during the team’s 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock.There was a subdued atmosphere in the stands on Wednesday as nervousness and tension crept from the stands onto the pitch, as a result of the team’s recent poor run of results, after failing to win any of their last three games in all competitions.Jack said, according to EveningTimes: “That’s expected after the disappointment of losing a massive semi-final to one of our rivals.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“There is going to be an effect with the players and fans. We weren’t good enough on Sunday, we never won the game.”“So we knew there would be a wee bit of a hangover. Wednesday was just another frustrating night.”“We are a team. We win together, draw together, lose together. There no pointing fingers in our dressing room, saying ‘it’s your fault’. Collectively, we are all together.”“If we win, we celebrate together. If we lose, we move on together. The last two games have been frustrating but I’m sure everything will be alright if we stick together.”last_img read more

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Leno hails incredible Lucas

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has praised teammate Lucas Torreira after the Uruguayan midfielder put in a stellar performance in their 4-2 win against Spurs.Torreira scored the fourth goal as Arsenal came back from 2-1 down at half-time to win 4-2, and Leno was happy with the midfielder’s contribution.“Torreira is incredible,” Leno told the club’s website.“He’s a fighter and he’s so important for our game, for the whole defense. He produced another perfect game today”Leno, who joined Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen experienced his first North London derby and revealed they are aiming for the top four this season.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It was my first derby and the atmosphere was incredible. It was an important game for our fans and for us as well,” he said.“We want to finish the season in the top four and now we’re in front of Tottenham. It was very important.“It’s not just an important game for a manager to win against a team from the top six, it’s important for us as a team.“We lost the first two games against Chelsea and Manchester City but against Liverpool, we played very well.“We didn’t win that one but today we won against a good team and showed a very good performance.”last_img read more

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Luis Suarez ruled out of Tottenham clash

first_imgBarcelona striker Luis Suarez has been ruled out of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Tottenham.The Uruguayan striker sustained a knee injury, which required stem cell treatment and is expected to be out for two weeks.Suarez had previously missed Barcelona’s Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven but returned and scored for Barcelona in their 4-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday. However, manager Ernesto Valverde confirmed on Monday that the 31-year-old will not feature against Tottenham in their final group game in the Champions League, according to Sky Sports.samuel umtiti, barcelonaBarca’s Umtiti out for weeks with broken bone George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken bone in his foot.Last week, Samuel Umtiti withdrew from…Barca are already through to the knockout stages but their match against Tottenham on Tuesday could help decide who finishes second in Group B between Tottenham and Inter Milan.Mauricio Pochettino’s side go to the Nou Camp knowing victory would seal a spot in the last 16.Both Inter Milan and Tottenham are level on seven points but Tottenham boast a better head-to-head record courtesy of their away goal in the 2-1 defeat in the San Siro on matchday one.last_img read more

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Police investigating truck fire gun shots in Ocean Beach

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 5, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A pickup truck was set ablaze Thursday morning in Ocean Beach, gunshots were reported nearby about 30 minutes later and police and fire investigators were working to determine if the incidents were related.The flames from the pickup truck were reported just before 1 a.m. in the 2300 block of Etiwanda Street, according to a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department incident log.Firefighters quickly doused the fire, but about 30 minutes later, a shooting was reported about three-tenths of a mile away in the 4600 block of Muir Avenue, San Diego police Officer Sam Rodriguez said. It was believed someone fired at a vehicle in the area, but no injuries were immediately reported.Police detained at least one person, Rodriguez said.Investigators from the fire department’s Metro Arson Strike Team were on scene of the pickup truck fire for several hours this morning and police were working to determine whether the fire and shooting were in anyway related. April 5, 2018 Police investigating truck fire, gun shots in Ocean Beach Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Hazardous wave conditions expected at San Diego Beaches

first_img Updated: 2:05 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter , 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsHazardous wave conditions are expected at San Diego Beaches through Tuesday evening. Dani Ruberti was live at Ocean Beach to report on the weather conditions.The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Small Craft Advisory which is in effect from 3 PM Saturday afternoon to 9 PM PDT Saturday evening. A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.The National Weather service has also announced a High Surf Advisory, effective from 11AM PDT Sunday the 10th to 8PM Tuesday the 12th. A Southern Hemisphere swell will arrive Sunday bringing high surf, dangerous rip currents and longshore currents to the Southern California beaches. This means dangerous swimming conditions, strong rip currents, and large breaking waves. Hazardous wave conditions expected at San Diego Beachescenter_img PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:Swim near a lifeguard.If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t swim against the current.If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline to escape the current.If unable to escape, face the shore and call and wave for help. June 9, 2018 Posted: June 9, 2018last_img
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Young Man Shot Killed in Chollas Creek Neighborhood

first_imgYoung Man Shot, Killed in Chollas Creek Neighborhood Posted: August 29, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Homicide detectives Thursday were investigating the death of a young man who was fatally shot in the Chollas Creek neighborhood.Dispatchers received a call shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday from someone who reported that a person was down near the intersection of Ogden and Shiloh streets, San Diego police Lt. Martha Sainz said.Officers responded to the area, but were notified that a witness had found the victim in an alley off Ogden Street — suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his body — and paramedics had already taken the man to a hospital, Sainz said.The unidentified victim, a man believed to be in his late teens to early 20s, was later pronounced dead at the hospital, the lieutenant said.Witnesses told police they saw a light-colored sedan leaving the area shortly after the shooting, Sainz said.No description of the shooter was immediately available.Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the San Diego Police Department’s homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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ASAWISHH Open Office in Ghana to Support Region Activities

first_imgThe American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program opened a field office in Accra, Ghana to support WISHH’s activities in sub-Saharan Africa on Nov. 14, 2014. The office will serve as a regional hub for current and future programming.WISHH’s Regional Manager for Africa Josh Neiderman relocated to Accra during the first week of November. The office hosted representatives from USAPEEC’s International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP) and USDA’s Regional Agricultural Counselor Kurt Seifarth for meetings concerning the development of the poultry and feed sectors in Ghana shortly after opening.Support for the regional office comes from various stakeholders, including USDA and several Qualified State Soybean Boards.last_img

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ASA BASF Award Minnesota Student with 2019 Soy Scholarship

first_imgJessica Olson of Warren, Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2019-20 Soy Scholarship award, sponsored by BASF and the American Soybean Association (ASA).The scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an exceptional high school senior who excels in both academics and in leadership roles, and plans to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university.Olson has been involved in 4-H on the local, county and state level and was named Marshall County’s Outstanding 4-H Youth Leader in 2018. She’s also involved in FFA and active in basketball, volleyball, track, choir and band. Olson volunteers with her church and in various community outreach activities in her free time.ASA President Davie Stephens (right) presents the 2019 Soy Scholarship to Jessica Olson (left) during ASA’s annual Awards Banquet in Orlando during Commodity Classic.Described as “good example” and someone who is “not afraid to step outside the box and explore new adventures,” Olson also started a business selling fresh produce and canned goods on the family farm. She raises soybeans and wheat on 320 acres she rents from her Dad. Olson plans to attend the University of Minnesota Crookston in the fall.“I will continue to be a conscientious farmer. I hope I will bring the newest innovation and scientific ways to my farming industry and community,” Jessica states in her application essay. “I will be an activist when it comes to fair crop prices, agriculture and farm regulations, markets, trades, talking with legislators about the needs and concerns of farming. I also want to be a person that helps out fellow neighbors when they are struggling or needing a helping hand.”BASF and ASA presented the ASA Soy Scholarship to Olson during the annual ASA Awards Banquet on March 1, 2019.“ASA is proud partner with BASF and to invest in future agricultural leaders,” ASA President Davie Stephens said. “The Soy Scholarship ensures that the next generation has the training and education needed to move the industry forward. Jessica’s efforts are impressive. She has an outstanding resume and we look forward to her future contributions to the agricultural industry.”last_img read more

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Former fire chief appointed to District 6 board

first_imgBrad Lothspeich, a former fire chief, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Clark County Fire District 6 board of commissioners.Lothspeich was sworn in at Tuesday night’s board meeting. He joins Casey Collins and Dean Bloemke, who appointed Lothspeich to the three-member board. Lothspeich fills the seat vacated by Dick Spring, who resigned on April 19 for personal reasons.The appointment runs through the general election in November; the person who is elected will fill out the term, which expires at the end of the year, and also will serve a full six-year term.“The fire service and community involvement have always been important to me,” Lothspeich said in a news release, “and this opportunity lets me be further involved in both.”Doug Yager and Mike McGraw also applied for the position.Commissioners don’t receive salaries. State law provides for a stipend of $104 per 24-hour period on days in which commissioners participate in district business. Lothspeich was District 6 fire chief from 1994-2003, after three years as assistant fire chief. He also served as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain and battalion chief from 1974-1991.last_img read more

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Chivas USA tops Timbers 21

first_imgPORTLAND — Nick LaBrocca’s goal in the 82nd minute lifted Chivas USA to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.Captain Alejandro Moreno evened the match with a header off a perfectly placed cross from sub Ryan Smith in the 48th minute for Chivas USA (2-3-0), which had come into the game with only one goal this season.LaBrocca’s header for the victory also came off a cross from Smith.The Timbers (1-3-1) failed to hold on to a lead for the second straight game. Portland allowed Western Conference-leading Real Salt Lake to score twice in the final minutes for a 3-2 victory last Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field.Scottish striker Kris Boyd got his second goal of the season in the 17th minute, when Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and defender James Riley collided in front of the goal. Boyd calmly took advantage with a boot into the net, putting the Timbers up 1-0.Cesar Romero, making his first start of the season for Chivas, had a header that went just wide in the 32nd minute. The Goats’ second half would prove much more productive against Portland goalkeeper Troy Perkins.last_img read more

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What do you think is top local story of 12

first_imgAnother year is coming to an end and you know what that means. It’s time to reflect and select the top 10 stories of 2012. As we’ve done in years past, we’ll publish our top 10 list but we also want to hear from you.Visit http://columbian.com/bestof2012 and vote for what you think is the top local story of the past year.Is it the economy, privatized liquor sales, the CRC, the fires at the Sikh temple and Thunderbird Inn, same-sex marriages, the legalization of marijuana or one of many other events or issues to crop up in the news? We want to hear from you.last_img

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Pearson solution in holding pattern

first_img Strong language, finger-pointing, community outrage and even congressional action has surrounded the operations of Pearson Air Museum since its management switched from the Fort Vancouver National Trust to the National Park Service earlier this year.Talks between the groups to create a new joint management strategy for the museum failed dramatically, resulting in the trust moving out and taking the exhibits with it.But the relationship between the parties may not be as irreparably broken as it seems. The two still have partnerships in place and continue to work together on other projects.The trust runs the bookstore at the historic site’s visitor center, and it is working together with the Park Service on the annual Independence Day at Fort Vancouver celebration.Of those arrangements, Tracy Fortmann, superintendent of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, said, “I believe they’re working fine.”And even as legislation moves ahead to transfer the museum and surrounding 7 acres from the Park Service to the city of Vancouver, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who authored the bill, says there’s still time for compromise. Click to enlargelast_img read more

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Home rule given county approval

first_imgThe process to potentially redraft Clark County’s form of government — to home rule — is under way.Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with a November election of 15 partisan freeholder positions, five each from the three commissioner districts.Those freeholders will then undertake the process of drafting new rules for how the county operates, and, within the next two years, is expected to present voters with the option of adopting those rules.Voters can grant themselves the power of initiative and referendum authority within the county, expand the number of commissioners serving on the board, choose to separate legislative and executive powers by electing a county executive, make elected officials nonpartisan or change some elected positions to appointed roles.County commissioners voted to move forward with a home rule charter after hearing from 25 individuals testifying on the matter. The vast majority of public comment was in favor of undertaking home rule, with 18 commenters saying they’d like commissioners to proceed.Several elected officials spoke in favor of a new county charter including state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, county Auditor Greg Kimsey, county Assessor Peter Van Nortwick and county Clerk Scott Weber, all Republicans. Former county commissioner Vern Veysey, also a Republican, also spoke in favor of home rule.last_img read more

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Weather Eye Strong winds from east brush edge of area Monday

first_imgMonday afternoon, I sit and look out the window writing this column and see hazy sunshine and calm winds. A typical uneventful late autumn day, wouldn’t you say?In contrast, a few miles to my east in the Columbia River Gorge, wind sensors at Crown Point registered winds of more than 70 mph Monday. And you didn’t have to go that far to notice the strong east winds; there were gusts of more than 30 mph as far west as Camas/Washougal on the Washington side of the river.Those were our strongest east winds of the season, although they didn’t make many ripples on the west side of I-205. It was enough to blow away that dense morning fog we had in the western parts of the county. The winds will slowly subside today as a weak system moves inland and brings a little rain and relaxes the pressure gradients.Beyond that, the rest of the week looks rather benign. What looked like a great start to the snow season a week ago has fizzled. With just two weeks or so until Thanksgiving, I am holding my breath that things turn around and we start to build up our snow pack.OK, I am breathing now, but still edgy about that one. Of course, if you have lived here long enough, you know it only takes a couple of good storms to dump on the mountain and we are off and running.last_img read more

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Lakeside man accused of punching 13yearold

first_imgLAKESIDE, Ore. — A 34-year-old Lakeside man who was looking for the boy who elbowed his 10-year-old son in a football game is accused of punching a 13-year-old in the head.Coos County investigators arrested Mark Andrew Colton on Saturday on a charge of second-degree assault.KVAL reports the incident happened in October when Colton’s son was playing football in a Lakeside park. He was elbowed in the face during a play and went home and told his dad.Deputies say Colton went to the field and demanded to know had hit his son. Deputies say the 13-year-old — who had not struck the boy — spoke up. They say Colton struck him in the temple, knocking him unconscious. He was treated at a hospital for a concussion.last_img

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Last stop Texas for country star George Strait

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — Known for his easygoing manner and everyman’s appeal, country music legend George Strait strolled from the floor of the Dallas Cowboys’ lavish stadium onto the custom-built stage Saturday night in a blue plaid shirt, Wrangler jeans, a silver belt buckle and a black cowboy hat, facing the largest crowd for an indoor concert in North American history.About 105,000 people packed in for the last concert of Strait’s final tour –exceeding the stadium’s official capacity by 5,000– and shattering the previous record set by The Rolling Stones at The Louisiana Superdome in 1981.“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here tonight. It’s just been on my mind since we started this tour two years ago, and finally it’s here tonight,” Strait said. “We broke a record for the most people, ever. Really? Why wouldn’t we, huh?”Pickup trucks full of tailgaters started to pull into a parking lot across the street from the stadium hours before show time. Fans exchanged stories about seeing the legendary country star over his lengthy career and belted along to hits playing on a car stereo. The show Saturday brings an end to nearly 40 years on the road for Strait, which started in 1975 with the Ace in the Hole Band. And he is doing it in style, having invited several of country’s biggest stars, including Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church.last_img read more

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US just misses victory ties Portugal 22

first_imgWith Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, a one-goal lead is never safe.The world player of the year rarely sparkled on a hot and humid night in the jungle, but his inch-perfect stoppage-time cross set up Varela for the equalizing goal Sunday in Portugal’s 2-2 draw against the United States at the World Cup.The Real Madrid winger, who has been playing despite a left knee injury, showed flashes of his best, but his impact was minimal until the final seconds of the match. He curled the ball in to a diving Varela, who headed past Tim Howard to give the Portuguese team a slim hope of advancing to the second round and deny the Americans instant advancement.“He made a great cross,” said Howard, Ronaldo’s former teammate from their days at Manchester United. “Football’s cruel sometimes.”The United States now has four points in Group G, the same as Germany. Both Portugal and Ghana have one point. The Americans will face Germany on Thursday in Recife, while Portugal takes on Ghana at the same time in Brasilia.“Obviously we’re disappointed, but at the end of the day you’ve got to look at the positives, we got a point,” said United States captain Clint Dempsey, who scored to give the Americans a 2-1 lead in the 81st. “It’s going down to the last game and hopefully we get the job done.”Nani scored first for Portugal, shooting past a sprawling Howard in the fifth minute. But the Americans responded in the second half as Portugal seemed to wilt in the stifling heat.last_img read more

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