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Meralco overcomes Phoenix twice-to-beat edge to enter PBA semis

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “Phoenix wouldn’t give up and those guys fought through the end,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black. “It’s just the desire of my players to continue winning, this is a conference where we’ve actually done well for the past two years.”Black added that everything started with import Allen Durham who has led the team to two straight runners-up finishes and those strong campaigns were always at the back of the Bolts’ minds.“With Allen Durham with us, it would be pretty bad for us if we’re eliminated immediately and that’s why everybody’s been fighting,” said Black. “We have a really good import and all we have to do is step up and support him.”Meralco was down 91-84 with 3:29 left in the game but went on a spirited 10-0 run to take a 94-91 lead after Reynel Hugnatan’s free throws with 19 seconds left.Jason Perkins, however, forced overtime after hitting a big three-pointer with 7.4 seconds left to tie the game at 94.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts, who started the conference at 1-6, were riding a five-game winning streak heading into the decider against the Fuel Masters and will now face Alaska in the semifinals. All of their last victories were do-or-die games.Baser Amer caught fire at the start of the extra period hitting back-to-back threes to give Meralco a 102-94 lead with 3:28 left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMeralco wasn’t just hitting its shots early in overtime as it also prevented the Fuel Masters from achieving any form of offensive rhythm.The Fuel Masters’ first field goal in overtime came more than three minutes into the period after Calvin Abueva drove for an and-one layup with 1:56 left to play cutting Meralco’s lead to four, 102-98. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco erased a twice-to-beat disadvantage and dropped Phoenix in heart-stopping fashion, 108-103, in overtime in the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Dejdamrong back on track, submits Indian foe in ONE: Heart of Lion LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Durham powered Meralco with 32 points, 21 rebounds, and nine assists while Amer had 26 points, five rebounds, and four assists.Perkins led Phoenix with 24 points and six rebounds while Eugene Phelps put up 18 points, 23 boards, and seven assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 awardlast_img read more

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ECOWAS: “FRR Must Be Cleaned within Confines of Supreme Court Ruling”

first_imgECOWAS Country Representative, Amb. Ajisomo said the regional body (ECOWAS) is poised to help in the process, of cleaning up the FRRThe Special Representative of the President of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission to Liberia, Ambassador Babatunde Olanrewaju Ajisomo, has disclosed that modalities are being worked out to ensure that the regional body is involved in the cleanup of the controversial Final Registration Roll (FRR), ahead of the expected runoff election. The Supreme Court did not fix a date for the runoff, but legal experts say that decision lies squarely within the purview of the NEC.It can be recalled that the integrity of the FRR and its violability was called into question by the parties in their complaint to the Supreme Court. Although the Supreme Court did not concur with the political parties’ prayer to annul the entire results based on the alleged widespread fraud and irregularities, the Court nevertheless opined that the Final Registration Roll in its present form was problematic and therefore ordered NEC to cleanup the FRR as a necessary prerequisite to the holding of the runoff election.Meanwhile, ECOWAS Ambassador Ajisomo said the regional body (ECOWAS) is poised to help in this process, adding that the regional body, the NEC, and other stakeholders are collaborating to ensure the speedy return of its team of experts to Liberia to assist the NEC with the cleanup of the FRR.He spoke recently at an interactive forum with media practitioners in Monrovia where findings and recommendations of the leaked report were officially disclosed.The outspoken diplomat said cleaning up the FRR needs to be accomplished within the confines of the Supreme Court ruling. He, however, dispelled rumors that the technical team met with the Supreme Court while here. “I can tell you for a fact that they didn’t meet with the Supreme Court. The team’s mandate was to engage with the NEC officials and not necessarily other national stakeholders,” he added.Ambassador Ajisomo stressed that ECOWAS is of the opinion that there is a need for a return of the technical team in order to ensure transparency, openness, and fairness from the public’s perspective. “In as much as the NEC has identified the problems, they also have professed solutions to the problems. So we are working hard to ensure that the technical team comes back to finish the task they have started,” he said.The four-man ECOWAS team of election and IT experts, headed by Kwadwa Afari-Gyan, former Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, were in the country recently to assess conditions that may have contributed to the disputed October 10 election results and make recommendations to address the problem.The team was headed by Chidi Nwafor, an IT specialist, system integrator (SI) and electrical engineer with advanced certificate in data management. He was assisted by two IT technicians, including a data architect. The team was in the country at the behest of ECOWAS.While in Monrovia the team met with NEC officials, including its Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya, Commissioners Samuel Joe and Boakai Dukuly, and Executive Director Lamin Lighe. It also met with the staff of the NEC data center, the warehouse, a team of election magistrates and the SMS consultant.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Brown to sit another month

first_imgBrown already has missed 18games since he suffered the injury Dec. 31 against Philadelphia. The loss of Brown has forced 19-year-old Andrew Bynum into the starting lineup, a spot he will hold for the foreseeable future. The Lakers had hoped Brown might be able to return on this eight-game trip. The team has been burdened by injuries all season – Smush Parker is the only starter not to miss a game – and is waiting for Luke Walton to return from a sprained ankle as well. Palace guard: Before his team hit the road last week, Lakers coach Phil Jackson joked about still hearing the echoes of the Detroit fans who kept him awake into the night at the 2004 NBA Finals. They stood atop the parking garage opposite Jackson’s hotel room and left his ears ringing at 2 a.m. with chants of “L.A. Sucks.” Little wonder that Jackson opted to spend an extra off night in Atlanta this week instead of the Detroit suburbs. The Lakers dropped all three games of those Finals at the Palace and have not won in that arena since Jan. 8, 2002, a span of seven games that has led to more than a few nights of lost sleep. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Lakers center Kwame Brown flew back Wednesday to Los Angeles after seeing a specialist in Indianapolis for a second opinion on his severely sprained left ankle and is expected to be out at least another month. The Lakers said the doctor confirmed that Brown is suffering a severe sprain and a bone bruise. They declined to set a timetable for his return but a source said Brown was told he will be out another four to sixweeks. center_img Maybe it’s only fitting that the arena will be the site for the pivotal game tonight on the Lakers’ longest trip since December 1989. “I think a win here would be big for us just from a confidence perspective,” Kobe Bryant said, “because Detroit is such an experienced team, extremely savvy and they play well together. “For us, we’re trying to get to that point as well, and for us to come into this building and come out of here with a `W,’ I think that would do wonders for our confidence.” If the Lakers can win tonight, they would keep alive their chances of a successful 6-2 trip. If they lose, the Lakers would have to win one of their final two games to head home with a 4-4 split. In the meantime, the questions will keep coming back to the 2004 Finals. The Lakers were overhauled in the weeks afterward, with Shaquille O’Neal traded to Miami and Jackson not brought back as coach. “You’ve got to let those things go,” Jackson said. “That’s one of the things where you can’t rue that fact. The thing that we were most happy about is that we had never lost in the Finals. “We’d always won the Finals situation. It’s had always been like, `We’re going to go win these Finals and we’re going to make an effort to do this no matter what.’ “We just got taken right out of it. Letting that go was part of being off for a year and understanding that it’s important to move on and move ahead and not go back.” There also were hard feelings for Jackson over how the Lakers played the last time they faced the Pistons. They had few answers for the zone defense Detroit played for three-plus quarters in losing 97-83 on Nov.10 at Staples Center. “Their zone, it was weak,” Jackson said. “That was probably the worst performance I’ve seen a Lakers team play in their building. We’ve had some stinkers on the road, but it was a poor performance. We couldn’t hit outside shots. Guys had no direction.” ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3610 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Mayor’s budget may not balance

first_imgAs Los Angeles braces for one of its tightest budgets in years, city officials warned Wednesday that they may have to cut even more because revised projections show as much as a $30 million shortfall. A chief legislative analyst review found that several fee hikes might not kick in by July1 – the start of the budget year – leaving the mayor and council with less to spend. There also is some concern that the mayor’s revenue projections could be too optimistic and that he may have underestimated by nearly $30 million how much employee pay raises and police and fire overtime will cost. “There is a great deal of risk in the proposed budget due to uncertainties in the economy, threats to major revenue sources and other assumptions,” according to the chief legislative analyst’s review. The City Council is scheduled to begin its review today of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s $6.78billion budget, up just 2percent over last year. While most city departments were asked to cut spending, there has been surprisingly little dissent, and most council members appeared Wednesday to be in lock step with the austerity. “This is the tightest budget we’ve had in the last four or five years, and it’s going to be difficult for everyone in the city,” said Councilman Bernard Parks, who heads the council’s Budget and Finance Committee, which will review the proposed spending plan. “I want to make sure we are taking care of the basics, and the only area we will see an increase is public safety.” In releasing the spending plan last week, Villaraigosa said the city is concerned about a slowing real-estate market that is sapping property and documentary transfer-tax revenues. The city also is closely watching a lawsuit that could jeopardize up to $270million coming from the utility-users tax on telephones. While the mayor’s budget increases spending for the City Council by 3percent, it leaves little room for members to fund their own priorities or special projects. Council President Eric Garcetti said most council members agree with Villaraigosa’s efforts to eliminate the structural deficit – estimated at $143million. Garcetti also noted that trims might be needed to deal with the shortfall if the new fees are not enacted by July1. “Since the mayor developed his budget, new figures have come in on the expected loss of revenu. The mayor and the council are committed to making sure we eliminate the deficit, and that will mean cuts everywhere.” Parks said the council is working with the Mayor’s Office to determine how to incorporate the lower revenue projections. Villaraigosa has proposed increasing fees for several items including brush clearance and city response to burglar alarms. Chief Administrative Officer Karen Sisson said she’s confident the new fees can be implemented quickly. “The assessment we have is that if the council acts and the mayor doesn’t veto them, we could get action taken by July 1,” she said. As he has in previous years, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo is complaining the loudest about cuts to his budget. Delgadillo said the $3.7million he is being asked to trim will affect everything from anti-gang efforts to after-school programs. But Villaraigosa aides said some of the programs – including Operation Bright Future and Kid Watch – are simply being shifted to the Department of Children, Youth and Families, which has lower salary costs. Meanwhile, the Department of Animal Services has said it will seek to get $300,000 restored to maintain an administrative-hearing program dealing with barking and nuisance dogs. Most department heads, however, have accepted the proposed reductions.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT eBAY IN DONEGAL BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK!

first_imgThe Local Enterprise Office, formerly Donegal County Enterprise Board, is running a series of eBay training events for businesses and business start ups within the county.Now the Donegal public can find out all about eBay – and how to make cash or track down an item!Michael Hughes, Ireland’s leading eBay trainer will deliver a three hour illustrated “Introduction to eBay “ in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 1 May.His presentation will feature live demonstrations on how to search for an item on eBay, place a bid, buy and pay for an item using PayPal and how to list an item for sale on eBay. He will also identify eBay’s top sellers worldwide, share insider tips and tricks, point out the latest trends, best-selling categories etc.Michael Hughes was the first eBay trained and approved Education Specialist on the island of Ireland and the first 5 star Instructor (the highest ranking possible) in the UK or Ireland. He has helped individual companies drive export sales on eBay of over €1 million per year.Michael Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise, says “We have run a series eBay programmes in the past as a result of which a number of local companies have been recognised as eBay Top Rated Sellers. Given the challenges facing indigenous entrepreneurs I would encourage as many local business people as possible to attend.”Prospective attendees must pre-register by emailing danny.mceleney@leo.donegalcoco.ie by phoning 074 9160735. Further high level eBay training events are planned as a follow up to this event. ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT eBAY IN DONEGAL BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK! was last modified: April 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clanree hotelcourseDonegal Enterprise BoardeBAYLEOlast_img read more

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PROSTITUTE BOASTED SHE WAS SO BUSY SHE HAD SPENT €200 ON PERFUMES

first_imgA prostitute boasted to Gardai how she had spent €200 on perfume just hours before they busted her brothel.The two prostitutes were working in Letterkenny.Ann Antonia Ramirez Bueno, 41, was one of two prostitutes who had arrived in Letterkenny, during the recent busy Donegal International Rally weekend. The two women, from the Dominican Republic and Equador, had set up the brothel at an apartment at Larkin’s Lane.When Gardai raided the brothel at 9.05pm on June 20th, they found one man in a state of undress.The women admitted they were using the apartment as a brothel and said they were not being trafficked but were there of their own free will.When Gardai searched the premises, they found €2,000 in cash as well as 300 Krona.“They have been around,” commented Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan referring to the foreign currency.Inspector Sheridan added that Ms Ramirez Bueno from the Dominican Republic, had revealed she had spent €200 on perfumes that “saying how great it was how much she was making.”Another woman Melaie De La Torre, 30, from Equador, also appeared before the court charged with knowingly allowing her premises to be used as a brothel.Defense solicitor Gordon Curley told Letterkenny District Court that both women now simply wanted to leave Ireland.He added that the women were working as prostitutes to raise money for their families back in Spain.Judge Paul Kelly asked what the women had been living on since being released on bail since June 21st.Mr Curley said the women had returned to Spain since being initially arrested but had returned to Ireland because they wanted to face the charges.Judge Kelly gave each woman €250 to travel to Dublin and to get a flight to Spain within 72 hours.He also ordered them to keep the peace for 12 months on their own bonds of €250 each.PROSTITUTE BOASTED SHE WAS SO BUSY SHE HAD SPENT €200 ON PERFUMES was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:brothelcourtdonegalletterkennyprostitutessexlast_img read more

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AMAZING PICTURES OF COUNTY DONEGAL FROM 1959

first_imgHorn Head, 1959THEY are snaps which have evoked a lot of memories since we shared them on our Facebook page over Christmas.A family picture at Cnoc Fola, Gaoth Dobhair, in 1959.Well here’s some more from around the county taken by Scottish photographer Douglas Campbell. When he died in 2007 at the age of 94, his son Duncan inherited his photographic collection.This contained 35,000 colour slides, assembled over half a century, documenting his travels and observations. By June 2012, Duncan had brilliantly digitized his fathers transparencies and made them available to the world via Flickr. This included two visits to Ireland by Douglas, his wife Kathleen and their children in 1958 and 1959 which you will find at http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedouglascampbellshow/collections/72157608241465536/ …Enjoy….and if you have old snaps you want to share, email them to info@donegaldaily.com. Include as much information as possible. That snap from Bloody Foreland in 1959 Derrybeg, Gaoth Dobhair in 1959A thatched cottage in Killybegs in 1959Another snap from Horn Head by Douglas Campbell. Taken in 1959 Working in the fields of north Sligo in 1959Shipquay Street in Derry in 1959The Foyle, Derry City, 1959 AMAZING PICTURES OF COUNTY DONEGAL FROM 1959 was last modified: December 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:1959Bloody ForelandDerryDouglas CampbellDuncan CampbellHorn HeadKillybegspictures of Donegalsligolast_img read more

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Animals in Need may be forced to close down – but you can help

first_imgAnimals in Need may be faced with no other alternative but closure due to transportation issues, according to a spokesperson for the animal rescue group.This is due to their van being on its last legs, and the lack of funding available to them to replace the vehicle.The van is essential for transporting and rescuing animals, and without a van the charity will not be able to operate. Last year AIN rescued over 700 animals in Donegal; including 410 dogs who came from the pound or were surrendered by their owners. This year the figures are skyrocketing, with the number of animals rescued approaching 1,000 for 2017 so far.The van that AIN have at present is on its last legs with over 200,000 miles on the clock.It is constantly on the road rescuing dogs from all around the county and beyond. The van collects dogs from the Letterkenny Pound, and delivers dogs to various sanctuaries such as the Dog’s Trust in Dublin, and the Dog’s Trust Hub in Leitrim. The van is also used to collect unwanted doggies and pups from their owners.An AIN Spokesperson said; “Without a van it will be impossible to continue our rescue work and we will have no alternative but to cease as a rescue which is something nobody wants to happen.”“The van that AIN require will have to be registered with the Department of Agriculture for authorisation to transport live animals and be customised with travel cages, air-conditioning and lighting.“All this is going to cost AIN in the region of €25,000 which we simply cannot afford.”AIN are the only Rescue in Donegal who save dog from the Letterkenny Pound. A volunteer drives to the Pound every Saturday to rescue unwanted dogs and sometimes twice a week if young pups are left there.They are also the only registered charity in the County that rescues both cats and dogs. AIN said; “When we formed 11 years ago, over a thousand dogs were put down in the Pound annually as there was nowhere for them to go.“If we don’t take them, who will? Please don’t let the situation in Donegal go back to those dark days.“The abandoned animals of Donegal face a bleak future if we have to close.”One of AIN’s rescues was a poor matted collieThe spokesperson added; “It is with great sadness that we find ourselves in this position, but without the van we cannot continue to rescue the animals, which also includes the annual rescue of hundreds of cats and kittens, neutering feral cat colonies plus rescuing the occasional duck, rabbit, goat, tortoise, rooster or any other animal in need.’” AIN are a totally voluntary organisation and no-one is paid – ever. Every last cent goes directly into the care of the animals.AIN also helps people in need; the elderly, the bereaved, those with special needs, single parents, prisoners, victims of domestic violence, those who have lost their homes or had to emigrate in search of work and couldn’t bring their animals with them.Animals in Need this morning issued an urgent appeal asking the animal lovers of Donegal to assist them in buying a new van so as they can continue their vital animal rescue work across the county.“Please help us reach our target by donating whatever you can for the new AIN van. Help us to keep on helping the animals of Donegal,” the spokesperson concluded.Can you help out?If you would like to donate you can do so by following this link:www.gofundme.com/save-animals-in-need-from-closureAIN’s van is on its last legs*Animals in Need C.L.G have been in operation since 2006 as a totally voluntary registered organisation  C.H.Y No 17864/20067304 rescuing abandoned dogs and cats in County Donegal and beyond.Animals in Need may be forced to close down – but you can help was last modified: July 20th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:animal in needappealcharitydonegalfundraisingPoundrescuelast_img read more

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Public anger sparks meeting after plans for new cinema refused

first_imgA public meeting is to be held after plans to build a cinema in Donegal Town were refused planning permission.Plans for the five-screen cinema along with public parking and a shop and restaurant were refused over traffic concerns.However, an online campaign has sparked a huge outpouring of support backing plans for the cinema. Local woman Yvonne Callaghan launched the campaign just a little more than 24 hours ago and already has 2,000 signatures supporting her campaign.Now a public meeting calling for permission to be granted for the cinema will be held in the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town on Monday, November 27th at 8pm.For further details see https://www.facebook.com/Save-Our-Cinema-Plans-542668476086622/Public anger sparks meeting after plans for new cinema refused was last modified: November 19th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AngercinemaDonegal ownmeetinglast_img read more

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Mourinho hails ‘fantastic’ Blues as Liverpool boss bemoans penalty decision

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho hailed his players after their 2-1 victory against Liverpool at Anfield.The Premier League leaders came from behind, with Gary Cahill equalising before Diego Costa struck in the second half – his 10th goal of the season – to secure a deserved win.“It was a fantastic performance. The players as individuals all had a great performance and as team they were in control,” Mourinho told BT Sport.“One point at Anfield, most teams would accept that as a great result. This team did not accept that and I am really, really pleased.Costa’s goal secured all three points for Chelsea at Anfield“I was on the bench in the second half and for me it did not look the normal pressure you feel at Anfield, because my team is fantastic.“I thought Liverpool tried everything, they did well, but Chelsea was the best team.”He added: “This is a new team, a new era for Chelsea. We are obviously happy with the squad and the quality of football but no team gets into history without trophies and, at the moment, this team has no trophies.”Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, meanwhile, was disappointed after his team were denied a late penalty despite what looked like a handball by Gary Cahill.Rodgers said: “We worked so hard in the game but we need those decisions that are obvious, it was a clear, clear penalty.“I was very disappointed, because the players gave everything in the game. We deserved at least a point for sure.“You need that wee bit of luck going for you and it isn’t at the moment.”More reaction from Anfield to follow later. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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