Goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino earned Liverpool a 2-0 win over Porto on Tuesday as Juergen Klopp’s side took the upper hand in their Champions League quarter-final tie without killing off their Portuguese opponents.There remains plenty of work to do for the Premier League leaders, who will be disappointed they were unable to gain a bigger advantage for next week’s second leg.On a bitterly cold night at Anfield, Liverpool were well below their best and Porto deserve credit for a determined performance after going two goals down in 26 minutes.”We lost a little bit of direction in the second half, but there’s nothing to criticise, 2-0 is a very, very good result,” said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp.”We knew we had to play the second game and we cannot decide the tie tonight, so now we have to go there and fight again,” he added.The visitors fired an early warning shot with Moussa Marega blasting narrowly wide in the second minute but the home side took the lead three minutes later through a Keita shot which deflected off Porto midfielder Oliver Torres and beat the helpless Iker Casillas.Mohamed Salah then forced Casillas into a low save with a sharp shot on the turn, but the Egyptian should have done better in the 22nd minute when he placed the ball wide when through on goal, after being played in by a sloppy Porto pass.Liverpool miss chances to extend leadLiverpool had their second four minutes later — Jordan Henderson split the Porto defence with a superb pass to Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose low cross was tapped in from close range by FirminoadvertisementThe Brazilian should have added to his tally, but blasted over after a good cross from Henderson, who was again enjoying a more advanced midfield role.Porto though showed they were not about to roll over — the dangerous Marega had a low drive well saved by the legs of Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker.The visitors also felt they should have had a penalty when the ball struck Alexander-Arnold’s arm as he shepherded it out but after a VAR review the appeal was rejected.Sadio Mane had an effort ruled out for offside three minutes after the interval, but apart from another Marega chance in the 69th minute there were few clear-cut opportunities in the second half.The Portuguese side fought well to stay in the game in a scrappy second half to give themselves a chance of a comeback at home in next week’s second leg.They will, however, be angered when they see television replays of Salah’s over the top, raised studs challenge on Porto’s Danilo Pereira five minutes from the end for which he could easily have been dismissed.Although Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz gave a foul Salah did not even receive a yellow card.Also Read | Champions League quarters: Guardiola upbeat despite Man City setback at Tottenham
Celebrity activist couple, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed, were presented with the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Award on Thursday, November 9, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville as part of the 7th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival.Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Receive the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Tribute at the Napa Valley Film FestivalJARR Co-founders, Monica and David Stevens presented an etched Robert Foley Vineyards, Howell Mountain Cabernet 3Liter, 2013 on stage with a special guest, a pig called Mr Moo who clearly stole the show.The Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Award celebrates those individuals who have shown outstanding compassion, advocacy and dedication to animal protection issues. The recipients, actors Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries, Lost) and Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga, Twilight, Thirteen), exemplify JARR’s mission to show compassion to all animals in need and by using their unique platform to bring a spotlight to animal welfare issues help further the work to end animal cruelty in all it’s forms.“Ian and Nikki are changing lives with their outstanding humanitarian and environmental work and we are honored to present them with the award for their incredible work through the Ian Somerhalder Foundation,” said Monica Stevens, Co-founder Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch, “They are a beacon of light in a challenging world and we look forward to collaborating with them more in the future. It is the hope of JARR and ISF that we inspire humans to show compassion, reverence and gratitude toward all living creatures.”Visit the JARR website here for more info on their work with companion and farmed animals in need.
Share Tags: Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line Posted by As a result of the continued relationship with the cruise company, Miami-Dade County will invest US$100 million to build the new terminal dedicated to Norwegian Cruise Line, with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. augmenting the county’s allocated funds with its own contribution.“Investing in PortMiami’s infrastructure positions Miami as a global destination for visitors,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The construction of a new cruise terminal with the capacity to berth an additional 5,000-passenger cruise ship represents thousands of jobs and increased opportunities for our community. We are grateful for Norwegian Cruise Line’s continued partnership.”More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perks << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, March 12, 2018 Upon completion, the multi-level, 166,500 square-foot terminal will boast indoor and outdoor waiting areas, a dedicated lounge and service area for large groups and charters, a new parking garage, and a valet parking area with direct access to the terminal and lounge. It will be able to accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers, and feature new technology to support faster embarkation and disembarkation processes, as well as expedited security screening and luggage check-in.More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“Norwegian has been sailing from Miami for over 50 years, longer than any other cruise line, and we are honoured to be partnering with PortMiami and Miami-Dade County to construct an iconic terminal that will contribute to Miami’s world famous skyline and strengthen its position as the Cruise Capital of the World,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. Travelweek Group MIAMI — The first images of Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new terminal at PortMiami have just been released, depicting a facility that’s ultra-modern, sleek and spacious.Pending the final approval by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, the project will commence in May 2018. It is scheduled for completion by fall 2019, just in time for Norwegian Encore – the newest ship of the Breakaway Plus class – to make its debut in Miami with seasonal cruises to the Caribbean. Here’s your first look at Norwegian’s new terminal at PortMiami, coming in 2019