Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 “If you hold on to the past, that holds you. You try to think what could I have done, maybe after the game. Yes, it’s nice to review that, but during the course of the game where the next game happens immediately, you can’t allow something to let that hinder you from the way you play and think.”Go added that moments like this should serve as a lesson for him to become a better player.“I’m a young player, but that can’t be the excuse,” he said. “You let emotion overcome you, you don’t think, you just act. That is something that I still have to learn. Those are the things that make great players, because they are able to take the mistakes out of the game, the emotion, the next mistake, the next game. That is how I think I still have to grow as a player.”Go has now his eyes set on the Final Four, where the top-seeded Blue Eagles will take on Far Eastern University on Sunday.“They’re a tough team. Coach Olsen (Racela) knows how we play because a lot of us played for the Philippine team. We have to prepare and that’s what we’re gonna do,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I think I just tried to make the best basketball play I could at that time. That’s what I just did,” Go, who was found open by Anton Asistio, said after the Blue Eagles’ 76-79 loss to the Green Archers.That play was reminiscent of Ateneo’s playbook in 2006 designed by then Ateneo mentor Norman Black with Macky Escalona and Doug Kramer conspiring in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 69 Finals. The difference, then, was that Kramer made the shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGo hopes to quickly put his costly miss behind him“Coach Tab (Baldwin) has always been preaching to try to play without the emotion, next play mentality. But I think I still have to learn how to take out the emotion in my game,” he admitted. “Veteran players will just shake it off then next game. But I think my emotion overcame and I still held to the past. I wasn’t focusing on the next play or the next game.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIsaac Go took the blame for Ateneo’s first loss in UAAP Season 80 when it fell to defending champion La Salle on Sunday night.With the Blue Eagles trailing by one, Go blew a gimme—a short hook—off a sideline inbound play in the final 10 seconds of the game.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny This time, Montalbo plays hero for La Salle vs Ateneo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Russell Westbrook stars, Hamidou Diallo hurt as Thunder send Warriors reeling The Raptors led 55-44 at halftime.Toronto stretched the lead to 20 points for the first time at 100-80 on Danny Green’s 3-pointer midway through the final period.Carter’s milestone was popular with players for both teams.“I would love for him to do it tonight but Vince is going to play the game the right way and do what he’s supposed to do and he’s going to worry about that as it happens,” said Hawks coach Lloyd Price before the game. “… I know this is his former team. I know it would have another added boost to it, being against Toronto, adding a milestone that is a great accomplishment and a testament to his 21 years.”Lowry left the game with a bloody nose with 4:09 remaining. No foul was called, despite his protests to officials as he held a towel to his face.The Raptors rested top scorer Kawhi Leonard on the second day of back-to-back games. That has been the standard practice with Leonard, but coach Nick Nurse said “we’re getting closer” to Leonard playing in consecutive days.TIP-INSRaptors: OG Anunoby (sprained right wrist) and C.J. Miles (right adductor strain) did not play. … The Raptors improved to 8-2 on the road.Hawks: Alex Len (sore back) and Omari Spellman (right hip adductor) did not play. … Atlanta’s bench outscored the starters 16-8 in the first period.UP NEXT Raptors: Host Washington on Friday night.Hawks: Host Boston on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter (15) celebrates after scoring over his 25,000th career point, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Atlanta. Toronto won 124-108. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Kyle Lowry scored 21 points during his first triple-double of the season and the Toronto Raptors never trailed while beating the reeling Atlanta Hawks 124-108 on Wednesday night despite a career milestone from Vince Carter.Lowry had 17 assists and 12 rebounds for his 13th career triple-double.ADVERTISEMENT A jam by Carter with less than a second remaining pushed him past 25,000 career points. He became the 22nd NBA player to reach the milestone.Carter began the night 13 points shy of the mark. The Hawks were pulling for Carter, in his 21st season, to reach the milestone against his former Toronto team. He sank a 3-pointer with less than two minutes remaining and, clearly aiming for the milestone, missed two more 3s before being fouled with 33.9 seconds.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 ChrissCarter pulled with one point of 25,000 when he sank two free throws after a video review overruled the original call he was fouled on a 3-pointer. On Atlanta’s final possession, he missed a jumper before scoring the game’s final basket on a jam, giving him 14 points for the game and 25,001 for his career.Players from both teams hugged Carter at midcourt. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Jonas Valanciunas had season-high totals of 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors (15-4). Pascal Siakam had 22 points.Jeremy Lin scored 26 points off the bench for the Hawks (3-15), who have lost nine straight since their last win against Miami on Nov. 3.Atlanta’s only starter to score in double figures was Taurean Prince with 12 points.The teams combined to miss 14 straight shots from the field to open the game before Lowry finally sank a jumper. He followed up with a 3-pointer, and the Raptors never lost the lead.Toronto led 29-14 before Atlanta closed the first period with a 10-0 run, including two jumpers from Lin. Atlanta pulled to within two points at 31-29 on Kent Bazemore’s jam early in the second period but could never pull even.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
Dr. Blama and Kim Rahel Schultze, at the signing ceremony.Authorities at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia and Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the control and environmental monitoring of mining operations in Liberia.EPA Executive Director, Dr. Nathaniel T. Blama, and Kim Rahel Schultze, GIZ Regional Resource Governance Program Project Manager, signed the MOU for the respective institutions at a ceremony held at EPA office in Sinkor.According to the MOU, GIZ Regional Resource Governance Program will initiate a support program for the EPA to effectively monitor mining operations in the country, to ensure that they are in compliance with the environmental laws.It was also agreed that GIZ supports the EPA in understanding and planning the reasonable distribution of responsibilities and the improvement of regulations and environmental monitoring and enforcement of mining activities in Liberia.The implementation of the program would be done in three phases, including preparation and desk review and conceptual framework development, data collection/analysis, development of capacity baseline and development of capacity development plans and validation workshops with partners.According to the MOU, the implementation of the program activities will contribute to EPA’s increased collaboration with GIZ in capacity building to identify areas for collaboration between EPA and GIZ following the initial support program.As part of the project, GIZ will conduct a capacity assessment of the EPA to monitor and regulate the environmental aspects of mining projects in Liberia.The GIZ will also conduct a comparative analysis with regard to international best practices and analyze the gaps and needs of the EPA. It will also develop an Institutional Capacity Development Plan (CDP) for the EPA in order to ensure an improvement of the regulation and environmental monitoring of mining projects.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Residents on the Low Coastal Plain of Guyana may experience heavy rains form the remnants of Tropical Storm Kirk and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Monday assured that the country was “well-prepared”.Kirk will be passing close to the Low Coastal Plain of Guyana on Wednesday“We are very, very well prepared, I can say that to you that even when these storms do not affect us here in Guyana that the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) prepares for them,” he told media operatives on Monday.Harmon gave the assurance at a press conference hours after the CDC warned that the storm remnants would be passing close to the coastal region on Wednesday bringing heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and high winds.The CDC further noted that it, along with the Hydrometeorological Service, would be tracking the storm system and would be providing updates as they became available.Harmon indicated that additional preparatory measures were being implemented.The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) as late as Monday evening noted that it has stopped issuing advisories on Kirk, which had been downgraded into a tropical depression. US media entity CBS News reported that the remnants of Kirk dissipated into a tropical wave moving westward over the tropical Atlantic.The tropical wave is located about 1400 miles east of the Windward Islands. “This system is producing showers and thunderstorms along with winds to gale force over the northern portion of the wave. Redevelopment of this system is possible over the next few days until it encounters highly unfavourable upper-level winds while it approaches the Caribbean Sea,” the NHC said.“Environmental conditions are expected to become slightly more conducive for development during the next day or so while the system moves west-northwestward to northwestward. By Tuesday night and Wednesday, upper-level winds are expected to increase, limiting the chances for additional development while the system moves northward near the south-eastern United States coast…a non-tropical low-pressure system is expected to form north of Subtropical Storm Leslie along a cold front over the central Atlantic by Wednesday. Leslie and the non-tropical low are expected to merge over the central Atlantic, where conditions appear conducive for the low to acquire tropical or subtropical characteristics by the end of the week,” it added.Kirk had initially developed from a tropical depression to a tropical storm.A tropical depression forms when a low-pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 miles per hour (mph). An upgrade to a tropical storm occurs when cyclonic circulation becomes more organised and maximum sustained winds gust between 39 mph and 73 mph.In addition to Guyana, Kirk was also likely to make land fall in Trinidad.It reported that the NHC dubbed the storm “Kirk” after it developed last Saturday at the recent peak of the 2018 hurricane season.Kirk, which had developed at a very southerly latitude, was moving west of Cabo Verde island packing winds of 40 miles (65 km) per hour.
The women were part of a surfing group that arrived in the islands last Sunday for a weeklong vacation, said Italy’s honorary consul in Cape Verde, Luigi Zirpoli. The survivor – whom Italian news reports identified as a 17-year-old named Agnese – suffered fractures and needed 18 stitches in her head, Zirpoli said. Speaking with Italy’s Sky TG24 TV from a hospital Saturday, Agnese recounted how she and the two other women had been invited to dinner by one of their attackers – a man who apparently had had a relationship with one of the victims. She said the attackers sprayed the women with something and immobilized them before taking them to the woods where a hole had been dug in the ground. Speaking in a stunned voice, she said they were pelted with stones and she blacked out. When she awoke, she climbed out of the hole and walked down a road until she found help. “I don’t know how I managed to recover after he threw a stone at my head,” she told Sky. The story of the attack has shocked Italians, many of whom consider the archipelago a paradise for beachgoers and windsurfers. ROME – Three Italian women were brutally attacked while vacationing on a resort island off the coast of West Africa, dragged into the woods, pelted with stones and left for dead at the bottom of a hole, the sole survivor said Saturday. The bodies of two of the women were found half-buried near a beach Friday in the Cape Verde islands, police officer Vladmir Silva said. Preliminary autopsy results found the victims, ages 28 and 33, had died as a result of head injuries from blunt and sharp objects, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported. Cape Verde police said official autopsy results were expected to be released today. Police Chief Oscar Tavares said three local men had been arrested and would soon appear in court, Lusa reported. The Italian Foreign Ministry said the two women had been “barbarously murdered” and dispatched a diplomat from its embassy in Senegal “to ensure that those responsible for this tragic aggression are brought swiftly to justice.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Bakar Djmel’s effort with 20 minutes left saw the islanders take a 2-1 lead, but Kenya left it late before Miheso beat the Comoros keeper one on one with nine minutes left on the clock.Okumbi made several alterations to his starting team, the returning Ismail Gonzalez starting out on the right side of defense while David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng partnered David Owino at the heart of defense.Captain Victor Wanyama started in midfield alongside Johannah Omollo with Francis Kahata, Jesse Were and Michael Olunga leading the front three in attack.Kenya had a brilliant start to the game when they won a penalty inside the first five minutes, skipper Wanyama stepping up to send Comoros keeper Ahamada early the wrong way for the opening goal of the tie.Olunga should have doubled Kenya’s tally barely a minute later when he did well to find shooting space but his shot came off the crossbar.However, Comoros responded almost immediately when M’Changama pulled a decent effort from distance catching Kenya keeper Patrick Matasi off his guard.The goal seemingly lifted Comoros’ spirits as they kept possession more, but Kenya nearly caught them on the counter but Francis Kahata could not maximize on a lucky rebound off the Comoros keeper after he failed to hold on to Eric Johannah’s shot.With the scores tied at par as at half time, the second stanza was always set to be interesting.Okumbi threw in his first card, pulling out Kahata for Paul Were, a like for like change that would inject some fresh pace into the game.In the 67th minute, Okumbi made another change, bringing in the returning MacDonald Mariga and Miheso for Omollo and Jesse Were.However, it was Comoros who looked to be hungrier as they went ahead just four minutes later, Djemel unleashing a ferocious shot that Matasi could only watch as it hit the net.It was a text-book goal from the islanders with Djemel having come to the end of a team move that involved all the 11 players, including the goalkeeper touching the ball before it was rifled into the net from inside the box.Despite going down, the Kenyans gave a spirited fight and Olunga had a header collected by the keeper at the back-post after rising unmarked to meet up a Miheso freekick.Paul Were also had an effort on his favorite left foot from the edge of the box but it was blocked by a forest of legs.Stars finally equalized with nine minutes left when Miheso kept his calm after racing onto a long ball to beat the Comoros keeper easily one on one. Almost immediately, Olunga came close with a stinging left footer that went inches over.Stars will now shift their attention to their second friendly match in Marrakech where they will face the Central African Republic on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players hurdle for a prayer after a training session in Marrakech. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24- Substitute Clifton Miheso scored a late equalizer as Harambee Stars were held to a 2-2 draw by Comoros in a friendly match in Marakech, Morocco on Saturday evening.Under stand-in coach Stanley Okumbi, Stars had gone ahead via a third minute penalty from captain Victor Wanyama, but Comoros, ranked 132nd in the World roared back to equalize through Youssof M’Mchangama.
The two dogs left in squalid conditions at the house in Raphoe.BREAKING NEWS: A Raphoe woman has been banned from keeping dogs for two years after two dogs were found in horrific conditions in her back garden.Louise Gallagher appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with two cases of cruelty to dogs.The dogs, named Mitch and Samson, were found in their own excrement, were covered in sores and were drastically underweight. Feeding bowls found in the yard were empty.Ms Gallagher claimed the two boxer dogs had belonged to her former partner Dean Kelly.MItch and Samson were close to death according to ISPCA staff.However Kelly moved out in September, 2013 and the dogs were found by ISPCA officers in horrific conditions four months later.ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley said had the dogs been left in the yard at 2 Meadow Hill, Raphoe, and longer, they may well have died. “The dogs were in horrific condition and had they had been left at this address any longer, they could have died from neglect,” he said.Ms Gallagher pleaded guilty to two charges of cruelty to dogs through her solicitor Frank Dorrian.Mr Dorrian said Ms Gallagher did not have the financial means to keep the dogs and had no plans to get any dogs in the future.A vet who inspected the dog revealed that in her 27 years of practice, she had rarely seen young dogs in such an emaciated state.Mitch was vastly underweight and covered in sores when found.The ISPCA applied to the court for the €652 vet and rehabilitation costs for the two dogs. Judge Kelly adjourned the case until June 18th to allow for the costs to be paid and banned Ms Gallagher from keeping dogs for two years.ISPCA Inspector McGinley appealed to people to contact animal welfare agencies if they cannot cope with the upkeep of dogs or any other animals.“We appreciate that with the current financial downturn some people are finding it difficult to look after animals.“We would appeal to those people to contact the relevant agencies at an early stage so we can assist them,” he said. Mitch and Samson have made a full recovery since their ordeal and have now been re-homed in Co. Meath.Samson was also underweight and neglected.DONEGAL WOMAN BANNED FROM KEEPING DOGS AFTER PETS FOUND IN HORRIFIC CONDITIONS was last modified: February 7th, 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:Dean KellydogsInspector Kevin McGInleyISPCALaouise GallagherRaphoe
1 Alexis Sanchez Arsenal legend Martin Keown has insisted Alexis Sanchez is not the sort of player who would “down tools” if he ends up staying at the Emirates Stadium this season.With the Chilean star entering the final 12 months of his contract, Arsene Wenger has a decision to make regarding whether to cash in this summer or gaining his services for another season and allowing him to leave for free next year.Arsenal have already moved to strengthen their squad with the addition of France forward Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record deal from Lyon, following the free transfer of left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke.Monaco’s Thomas Lemar is said to now top Wenger’s wanted list, but departures are also expected before any more new arrivals, with Olivier Giroud a reported target for both Everton and West Ham.The futures of key men Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, though, also remain uncertain, with Sanchez strongly linked with a move to Manchester City, who are said to be ready to offer wages of some £400,000 per week.But Keown sees no reason why his old boss would be want to cash in on the 28-eyar-old, signed from Barcelona in a £30million transfer during the summer of 2014.“Sanchez will be the one now which everyone talks about – and let’s see how Arsene Wenger handles that. He [Wenger] has his contract [extension], and I don’t think Wenger will be in any rush, he will want to keep the player,” Keown – part of Wenger’s squad which won the Double in both 1997/98 and 2001/02 – told Press Association Sport.“I think he [Sanchez] is going to play, wherever he is, I don’t think he is the sort of lad who will down tools.“Wenger has two years to go now on his contract at Arsenal, and he will want that time spent with the best possible players – Sanchez is one of Europe’s best players.“Arsene Wenger is a little bit different to a lot of the managers I played under, and he does have a special bond with his players. [Robin] van Persie had a heart-to-heart with Wenger, and he let him go.“I feel this time around, he will not be letting him [Sanchez] or any of his other players go that he does not want to let go, and that is all time-linked to how long he has got left with Arsenal.”
ROSAPENNA NOTESThe Starters Cup held over the Old Tom Morris Linkson Sunday the 25th was won by Michael Gallagher Jnr 7 with 41 pts. Runner up was Garvin Toye 20 with 39 pts, the gross winner was Seimi Connor 6 with 34 gross pts. Third place was Shane Doherty 19 with 38 pts. Congratulations to Shane Doherty who won the 2011 Golfer of the Year with a total of 228 pts from Michael Gallagher Jnr on 226 pts. This was the best six rounds returned during the main playing season and proved to be a very close contest.Well done to Frank Casey Jnr 4 and Seamus Herraghty 13 who won the 2011 Club Doubles Matchplay on Monday evening beating Patrick Doherty 16 & Danny Gallagher 17 in the final 4&3 over the Old Tom Morris Links.Good Luck to our Donegal League team who travel to Portsalon this Sunday the 2nd Oct for the second leg of the 2011 Donegal League Final.Rosapenna lead 4-1 going into the return leg with the first match teeing off at 11.30am this Sunday. All members of the panel are asked to travel on the day to support the Rosapenna team. Members must book a tee time on a Saturday & Sunday to avoid disappointment and to allow the first tee to operate efficiently.Cutting in at the 10th tee on the Old Links is strictly not permitted at any time at weekends.Tee times can be booked via the Pavilion Golf Shop between 8am & 4pm everyday.The Sandy Hills Links is strictly green fee only and all players must check in with the Pavilion Golf Shop before play.The Pavilion Restaurant is open every Saturday & Sunday night. A new Sunday night set menu will be available from this Sunday from 4.30pm – 8.00pm with two courses for 20e, three courses for 25e.Contact 074-915-5000 for reservations.The annual golf classic in Aid of Niall Mellon Township Trust will take place on the Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna this Saturday October 1st at €100 per Team.The format is 4-Ball Scramble (any combination). Time sheet in operation. Please contact Garvin Toye on 087-2256-592. There will be a club presentation of all outstanding prizes this Saturday night at 7.30pm in the Pavilion, all prizes winners are encoraged to attend.There will be a regular club competition on the Old Tom Morris Links on Sunday the 2nd & Sunday 9th of October.The Gents Captains Weekend to Ballyliffin G.C will take place on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October.The weekend includes one round of golf on each links on Sat & Sun with dinner, bed & breakfast in the Ballyliffin Hotel. The total cost to include prizes for both days is 120e per player.Names are being taken by Frank Jnr in the Pavilion Golf Shop secured with a deposit of 50e per player. The 70e balance must be paid on Saturday the 8th before the golf.Tee times – Saturday 8th Glashedy Links from 12.50, Sunday 9th Old Links from 13.00.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground every Thursday and selected other days by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.ENDS.ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 27th, 2011 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:Rosapenna Golf club notes
Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings Tavernier’s penalty early in the second-half gave Rangers a 2-1 lead impact Amir Derisevic was at the heart of everything Maribor created and it took an impressive McGregor block to prevent the beanpole midfielder scoring as strode onto a Marcos Tavares through-ball before Tavernier blocked Luka Zahovic’s rebound.Tavernier’s timing had to be perfect again as another superb ball from Derisevic sent Denis Klinar sprinting in behind Jon Flanagan, with the captain making it just in time to deny Gregor Bajde a tap-in.Then came a two-minute spell that Rangers may yet come to regret. First on 38 minutes, in a staggering display of thoughtlessness, Morelos allowed himself to be caught offside after Handanovic fired the ball straight to Candeias, whose quick-thinking should have led to a second goal as he squared to his team-mate to bundle into an empty net.That blunder was punished in devastating fashion as Derisevic fired a perfect cross-field pass from deep to Viler, who lashed first-time past McGregor.After a Gerrard earbashing at the break, Rangers came back out with their concentration levels restored. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 🎵 ALFREDO, ALFREDO, ALFREDO! 🎵 pic.twitter.com/cwWkmjtUv9— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 9, 2018They almost got an immediate reward as Coulibaly’s spin and shot forced Handanovic to push over.But Morelos made swift amends on 49 minutes. Twisting one way then another, he lured Ivkovic into a trip that had Israeli referee Roi Reinshereiber pointing straight to the spot.Tavernier stroked home from 12 yards to restore Rangers’ lead before forcing Handanovic into a brilliant fingertip save as he fired towards the top corner from 20 yards out.Coulibaly then ensured Rangers will take a two-goal lead to the Stadion Ljudski next week as he nodded home from Murphy’s cross with five minutes left. possible xi NEW ERA 1 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Latest Football News Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 😁@James_Tavernier & @morelos2106 enjoyed tonight. pic.twitter.com/K7UoTevqCv— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 9, 2018And it was the Colombian who gave Rangers the dream start with the opener inside five minutes.Daniel Candeias and Scott Arfield’s pressing pinned the Slovenians into the far corner as Marko Suler was stripped of possession.Arfield quickly fed the ball to Ryan Kent and while the Liverpool youngster’s side-footed effort was stopped by Jasmin Handanovic, the Maribor keeper could do nothing as Morelos jumped on the rebound.But rather than build on that opening, it was a ragged Rangers which emerged.A drop in focus seemed to sweep through the Light Blues, and even the usually dependable Allan McGregor had to be bailed out by Connor Goldson when he spilled a speculative strike from Aleks Pihler. smart causal highlights Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack And it was the captain who took on the responsibility of firing the Light Blues back in front after their sluggish first-half display had threaten to hand the visitors the first-leg momentum.Alfredo Morelos was back in the side following his Pittodrie dismissal but and was again at the thick of the drama, first putting Rangers ahead, then wasting a golden opportunity by getting himself caught offside before eventually winning the spot-kick that nudged the hosts back in front.Lassana Coulibaly’s late header put daylight between the teams but Mitja Viler’s strike for Maribor means there is still work to be done in next Thursday’s return fixture.Gerrard’s squad was a little lighter ahead of kick-off after Josh Windass and Declan John were allowed to seal deadline-day moves to Wigan and Swansea respectively, while Ryan Jack missed out due to the concussion he sustained at Aberdeen.But with Tavernier leading the team out and Morelos restored to his starting slot following the red card – subsequently downgraded to yellow – that he received against the Dons, the hosts started with confidence. ALTERED James Tavernier showed just why Steven Gerrard batted away interest from West Brom as the Rangers captain’s penalty helped them towards a 3-1 win over Maribor at Ibrox.Gers rejected an approach by the Championship club earlier this week ahead of the Scottish side’s clash with the Slovenians. gameday How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures