San Miguel ends 3-game slump, defeats Phoenix

first_imgSan Miguel Beer ended its winless start after beating Phoenix, 106-94, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christian Standhardinger, Arwind Santos and Cabagnot all came off the bench and finished in double-digit scoring.Standhardinger had 18 points and seven rebounds while Cabagnot and Santos added 13 apiece.Cabagnot also collected six rebounds and seven assists. His last feed that led to a short jumper by Standhardinger moved him into 10th place in the all-time PBA assists leaders passing Francis Arnaiz.Eugene Phelps paced Phoenix (3-3) with a near triple-double effort of 33 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 Renaldo Balkman led the way with 35 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks for the Beermen, who won their first game after dropping their first three.A 3-pointer by Alex Cabagnot and inside basket by June Mar Fajardo capped 15-0 run by the Beermen, who took a 101-88 lead with 1:01 remaining after trailing by two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“First of all, we’re so lucky that we’re able to snatch this game. in the first half were really struggling and good thing, after the break we realized that this was a very important game and our players stepped up,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.The Beermen erased a 13-point third quarter deficit in a matter of minutes as they entered the Fuel Masters ahead, 72-70. Balkman fired 14 points in the third period alone. PVL: Tacloban trips Iriga-Navy, forces three-way tie for 4th Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

UN Envoy Calls For Consolidated Support

first_imgThe United Nations Secretary -General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, has emphasized the need for the international community to remain fully engaged in its support to boost Liberia’s recovery efforts, while praising the government’s efforts in tackling the deadly Ebola virus disease for the second time being declared “Ebola free”. He said particular attention should now be paid to key areas such as food security, health systems, and non-Ebola related health services. According to a dispatch from New York, the UN Envoy made the observation over the weekend when he addressed the business community recently at the US- Liberia Trade and Investment Forum which took place in New York, U.S.A. He said that the momentum built during the International Ebola Recovery Conference recently which generated tremendous international support for national recovery plans of the affected countries should be taken forward.“There is a need to build up the public health systems and improve primary care in Liberia and the region,” Dr. Nabarro stressed, adding, “Ebola exploits fragile and overstretched health systems with limited public health capabilities; therefore, we must prioritize strengthening the health institutions, develop their infrastructure and support the training of the necessary personnel.” Dr. Nabarro, who has worked for over fifteen years with the World Health Organization and the U.N. Secretariat respectively, said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest and most complex epidemic, posing challenges of epic proportions to the region and the global community. He, however, acknowledged that there has been significant progress to end the Ebola outbreak; but was quick to stress that getting to and staying at zero remains a challenge in the other affected countries. “Transmission is on-going and the risk of reintroduction due to virus persistence has emerged as real threat.”The UN expert intimated that the focus of this last phase of the Ebola response is aimed at reaching a sustainable end and preparedness to respond to any future outbreak. He explained that the world must focus on understanding the risks especially viral persistence in survivors, maintain surveillance and putting in place a rapid response capacity that can quickly contain any future flare-up of the virus.On the impact of Ebola on economies of the affected countries, Dr. Nabarro said the Ebola outbreak took a significant economic and social tool on West African nations. He said beyond human death and illness, the widespread and intense transmission of Ebola has had grave health, social and economic consequences; noting that it has devastated families and communities, compromised essential services including health and education, weakened economies and isolated affected communities.Speaking on the role of the private sector towards the long term development of post-Ebola, Dr. Nabarro said that aside from the significant social and economic impact that Ebola has had on many West African countries, the epidemic has also triggered a range of innovative and flexible partnerships with the private sector, civil society actors, as well as local governments, regional organizations and international actors. He stressed that the private sector continues to have a critical role to support and augment the traditional public sector-led response.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Five more years

first_imgWhile Bratton can boast that the streets are safer, the city keeps losing good jobs, traffic congestion gets worse, overdevelopment keeps on ruining the quality of life, and City Hall keeps spending more than it has, robbing the public of vital services. Unlike the city’s elected officials, Bratton isn’t trying to win a popularity contest. He’s trying to make the LAPD a better police department, and provide security for nearly 4 million people, not tiptoe around the tender sensitivities of do-nothing politicians. But with the chance to confirm or deny Bratton a second term as chief, we challenge the council to stand up to him in public because he had the temerity to suggest last summer that some of its members “don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.” Instead of confronting the chief directly, the council went over his head to his bosses, whining in writing to the Police Commission to investigate his unseemly conduct. Well, it’s taken nine months or so, but the commission has finally ruled that Bratton did nothing wrong, suggesting that “ideally” he should choose his words more carefully when insulting the council. A better suggestion might be for the council to take lessons in straight talk rather than engaging in the kind of obfuscation that is the hallmark of its public pronouncements. WHEN William Bratton agreed to head the Los Angeles Police Department in 2002, many speculated about whether the celebrity cop would stay for his full first term. After leading the New York Police Department, the LAPD – barely one-fourth the size – might seem like small potatoes. There was also some question about whether the New Englander’s brash style would get him in trouble with the community or elected officials. But here it is, 4 1/2 years later, and Bratton wants another five-year term. And he has no intention of changing his style. He has the support of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and he ought to get the full support of the city’s elected leaders – even if he steps on their toes from time to time. The reason for that is simple: Bratton is doing a good job. That’s something few at City Hall can claim, and certainly not the City Council, which has done so little to face L.A.’s real issues. Well, now is members’ chance to make a stand, but the odds favor their ducking a fight and signing off quickly on giving Bratton another five years to fix the LAPD. But in doing so, they would be doing what’s right for the city, and that in itself would be progress.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

Arsenal’s Cazorla suffers fresh injury setback

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla has suffered another injury setback. (REUTERS)LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 28 – Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been forced to have another operation on his Achilles, prolonging his long injury nightmare and delaying his return to action.Cazorla has not played for the Gunners since October last year and said earlier this month he almost lost his foot due to a serious infection. Arsene Wenger had expressed hope Cazorla might recover in time to feature again in January but the 32-year-old has suffered a fresh setback.“Due to some discomfort in the tendon the last few days, I have had to undergo surgery,” Cazorla tweeted on Wednesday.“It is delaying the date of my return to the field. I maintain my hope and motivation to enjoy my great passion, football.”The message was accompanied by a picture of Cazorla making a gesture of prayer while in action for Arsenal.Wenger has admitted Cazorla’s injury is the worst he has ever known, with the player’s foot requiring a series of operations, as well as a skin graft from his arm.Cazorla joined Arsenal in 2012 from Malaga and has made more than 150 appearances for the club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Swansea reported over Vorm’s Tottenham switch

first_imgSwansea City have been reported to FIFA by Dutch club FC Utrecht in relation to former goalkeeper Michel Vorm’s transfer to Tottenham.Vorm completed his move from Wales to White Hart Lane last month for around £3.5million, but Utrecht claim they are yet to receive the 30 per cent of the fee that was allegedly part of the deal that saw the 30-year-old stopper leave for Swansea in 2011.A FIFA spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we’ve received a complaint from the club FC Utrecht against the club Swansea City in connection with the transfer of the player Michel Vorm.“At this stage we cannot make any further comment.”Swansea last week issued a statement to say the transfer was “conducted and concluded correctly under Premier League rules”.A Swansea spokesman said: “It was approved by the Premier League and also FIFA via their TMS [Transfer Matching] system.“While we have been in contact with Utrecht as a matter of courtesy, we will continue to conduct our business in the best interest of our football club and our supporters, and not based on the views of other clubs.” Dutch goalkeeper Michel Vorm secured a move from Swansea to Tottenham this summer 1last_img read more

DDTV: JEROME QUINN’S VIDEO PREVIEW OF COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS

first_imgVideo Preview – Donegal SFC Semi-finals from Jerome Quinn on Vimeo.Watch a preview of the 2011 Radio na Gaeltachta Donegal SFC Semi-finals, showing match action from three of the Quarter-finals – Kilcar beating Ardara, Glenswilly beating St Eunan’s, and St Michael’s beating Gaoth Dobhair. Glenfin will play St Michael’s while Glenswilly take on Kilcar.For more go to www.jeromequinnmedia.com.DDTV: JEROME QUINN’S VIDEO PREVIEW OF COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS was last modified: September 8th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:kilcar glenswilly st michael’s glenfin jerome quinnlast_img read more

RALLY SHOCK AS JENNINGS FORCED TO QUIT AFTER ENGINE FAILURE

first_imgRALLY legend Garry Jennings is out of this year’s International rally.His Subaru suffered engine failure on the first stages today.Jennings and co-driver Rory Kennedy are a huge draw for rally fans and were many people’s favourites to land the 2016 Joule-sponsored title.  RALLY SHOCK AS JENNINGS FORCED TO QUIT AFTER ENGINE FAILURE was last modified: June 17th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Spooktacular events this Halloween at Pinehill Studios

first_imgWith the kid’s mid-term Halloween break fast approaching, Pinehill Studios wants to help…!Pinehill Studios have lots of fun activities lined up to entertain small children, teenagers, & the entire family over this Halloween holiday.Friday 25th of October – Halloween Family Disco Join us this Halloween for our Fancy Dress DISCO!!Music, Games, face painting, and more…Dress up in your best costume for a chance to win prizes. Great fun for the whole family…. Children must be accompanied€5 per ticketTea/Coffee/refreshments servedhttps://www.facebook.com/events/367854557434393/3 Day Halloween Dance WorkshopHalloween DANCE WORKSHOP Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st OCTOBER9-12yrs – 3-5pmActivities includeThemed DancesFacepaint workshopCostume designThemed GamesHalloween Parade, Letterkenny Main StreetBOOK TODAY… Only 20 spaces are available. https://www.facebook.com/pinehillstudioss/AND FOR THE LITTLE ONESHALLOWEEN WORKSHOPS FOR KIDSHalloween workshops are full of fun activities for children 4-8yrs.Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st October – 10am-2pm3-day workshopActivities includeHalloween inspired dance routinesThemed gamesFacepaintingHalloween arts & craftsHalloween parade on Letterkenny Main Street (Thurs 31st)BOOK NOW – Only 20 spaces availablehttps://www.facebook.com/pinehillstudioss/With all these fun activities, the Halloween break promises to be filled with spooky adventures.Join our Pinehill Studios community, build friendships & create memories with us.Spooktacular events this Halloween at Pinehill Studios was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Kingspan Kooltherm Phenolic Foam Rigid Insulation

first_imgIn addition to acting as GBA’s technical director, Peter Yost is the Vice President for Technical Services at BuildingGreen in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than twenty years. An experienced trainer and consultant, he’s been recognized as NAHB Educator of the Year. Do you have a building science puzzle? Contact Pete here. You can also sign up for BuildingGreen’s email newsletter to get a free report on insulation, as well as regular posts from Peter. Intertek_Report.pdf He continued, “This approach got us to the right total R-value, highest level of airtightness, and excellent drying potential to the exterior.” The exterior layers of the roof assembly include sheathing boards, building paper, and slates. Gould added, “And the clincher for the attic was that the foil-faced Kootherm up there does not need any ignition barrier.”Candace Pearson, a former editor and research analyst for BuildingGreen, explained, “Initially, we were hoping to find a wood fiberboard insulation that could be installed to the interior [of the rafters], but when we did the modeling we found out we needed a higher R-value.”Candace said, “We became interested in Kooltherm because, unlike XPS, Kooltherm did not use a high global warming potential (GWP) blowing agent and, unlike conventional polyiso, it did not contain added chemical flame retardants. That’s what initially prompted me to suggest the product. Plus, it is a recommended product in the latest BG insulation guide.” Improving the thermal performance of an existing attic is often challenging: workers are faced with narrow cavities, low clearances, and cladding systems that make it hard to achieve desired R-values while still maintaining the necessary drying potential of the assembly.The house at 81 Chapin Street in Brattleboro, Vermont, is no exception. It’s a 100-year-old wood-framed two-story home that Alex Beck and Candace Pearson are determined to comprehensively retrofit to high performance.That’s where Eli Gould, owner and founder of Ironwood Brands, comes in. Eli is an architect and builder responsible for projects like the Lemon’s “Almost” Passive House and Alex and Jerelyn Wilson’s Leonard Farm retrofit (see multiple GBA Energy Solutions blogs on the Wilson project). The Brattleboro project has no shortage of challenges; for example, in subsequent blogs we will discuss the basement. Here, we’ll focus on the attic, which needed careful hygrothermal consideration.Eli Gould lays out the roofing configuration used at 81 Chapin Street: “We decided to cavity fill with dense-packed cellulose and then — on the underside of the rafters — to run two staggered-seam, taped layers of 30 mm foil-faced rigid foam insulation.” Gould specified Kingspan Kooltherm rigid foam. (Kingspan is an international corporation headquartered in Ireland. Kingspan’s U.S. office is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Kooltherm is a type of rigid foam called phenolic foam.)[Editor’s note: Phenolic foam rigid insulation was introduced in the U.S. in the 1980s and sold by Beazer East and Johns Manville. Serious corrosion problems of fasteners and steel decks that were in contact with the foam resulted in legal action, and both companies ceased production of phenolic foam in 1992. For more information on the history of phenolic foam marketing in the U.S., see Phenolic Foam Insulation Revisited.] RELATED ARTICLES FlammabilityI have the most trouble with the flammability performance claimed for Kooltherm. After all, it’s a petroleum-based polymer matrix with a hydrocarbon blowing agent. It seems as though we are getting burned, not the insulation!When I asked Kingspan about this, they stated that phenolic foam is “inherently flame-resistant.” That seemed like restatement, not an explanation. I was then referred to one of Kingspan’s chemists, who explained it this way: “It [comes] down to the highly cross-linked thermoset PF [phenol formaldehyde] material. [With] a phenolic matrix, unlike U-F chemistry, once cured the polymeric thermoset material is irreversible. Phenolic resins … have a highly cross-linked, high carbon (char), and aromaticity level which lends itself to excellent FST (fire, smoke, and toxicity) properties. The material is stable to well over 200°C.”That seems to address the fire properties of the phenolic foam matrix, but what about the pentane blowing agent? Craig Lynch, commercial technical director at Kingspan, responded, “The Kooltherm blowing agent is not pentane, but pentane-based. The actual blowing agent is a proprietary mix, with constituents added to — among other things — reduce the flammability of the blowing agent.”That makes some sense to me as well, but is not wholly convincing. Being an empirical sort of guy, I decided to torch some Kooltherm.Using a grill starter flame source, the test yields no flame, very little smoke, and only charring.Using a propane torch, the test yields no flame, very little smoke, and only charring.That’s pretty impressive fire resistance with both the low-temperature grill starter and the higher temperature propane torch. Kooltherm characteristics and propertiesAlex Wilson of BuildingGreen has already published a great article on Kooltherm. The details are really a bit hard to believe:R-6.2 per inch for 1-inch samples, and R-8.2 per inch for 3-inch samples — R-values that are third-party-certified per IECC Section C402;No flame retardants yet exceptional smoke development and flame development numbers;Zero ozone depletion potential (ODP);Low global warming potential (GWP).Let’s go after the first two of these (the most difficult to accept, frankly). Test resultsTo be completely fair, here is a list of fire performance standardized tests from the laboratory certification for NFPA 286: “Tested Wall Assemblies Using Kingspan Kooltherm Insulation Boards in Attics, Crawlspaces, Basements, and other Interior Applications.”The NFPA 286 test is the “corner” test for interior applications (for example, see this video). The NFPA 285 test is the exterior assembly test (for example, see this video).Performance in accordance with ASTM E84/UL 723 for smoke and flame development: Flame Spread Index <25; Smoke Developed Index <450Performance for use without a thermal barrier in accordance with IBC Section 2603.4 and 2603.5.2: Approved.Performance with regard to vertical and lateral fire propagation in accordance with IBC Section 2603.5.5: Approved.Performance with regard to ignition in accordance with IBC Section 2603.5.7: Approved.Clearly Kooltherm — notwithstanding that it is a directly derived petroleum-based rigid insulation — has solid high-performance credentials.Gould concludes, “Kooltherm is now my interior rigid insulation material of choice for this type of deep energy retrofit.” R-value claimsYou get R-6.2 or R-6.3 per inch for 1-inch samples, and R-8.2 per inch for 3-inch samples, according to the manufacturer, because of two properties of Kooltherm:The insulation includes really tiny gas pockets (the smaller the pockets, the less heat flow); andThe insulation has a high percentage of closed cells (98% are truly trapped gas pockets).Here is a link to a good technical reference from Kooltherm. Phenolic Foam Insulation RevisitedChoosing Rigid FoamGBA Encyclopedia: Rigid Foam InsulationHow to Install Rigid Foam Sheathing Calculating the Minimum Thickness of Rigid Foam SheathingThermal Drift of Polyiso and XPSHow to Install Rigid Foam On Top of Roof SheathingAvoiding the Global Warming Impact of InsulationCalculating the Global Warming Impact of InsulationMaking Healthier, Greener Foam InsulationIn Cold Climates, R-5 Foam Beats R-6Cold-Weather Performance of PolyisocyanurateUsing Rigid Foam As a Water-Resistive Barrier Intertek Code Compliance Report for Kingspan Kooltherm insulationlast_img read more

Lionel Messi left bloodied as Man United gets physical in loss to Barcelona

first_imgLATEST STORIES But as Barcelona became sloppy and error-strewn, the early passing rhythm faded.“We lost the ball in our own half a few times too often,” Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo said. “But shutting down those errors gave us this big victory.”While the Spanish champions ended a six-game winless run on the road in European knockout games stretching back to 2016, this quarterfinal is very much still in play heading into the second leg on Tuesday.So is the quarterfinal between Juventus and Ajax after the sides drew 1-1 in Amsterdam on Wednesday.United only fleetingly imposed itself on Barcelona, but did so with force when Smalling escaped punishment for the foul which left Messi needing to clean up the blood on the touchline.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte How safe is running a marathon? Heart doctors say it depends Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Barcelona’s Lionel Messi receives medical assistance during the Champions League quarterfinal, first leg, soccer match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)MANCHESTER, England — Lionel Messi first felt the thud of Chris Smalling’s shoulder into his back. Then the Manchester United defender’s flailing right arm swiped across Messi’s face, and blood poured from the Barcelona forward’s nose.Already trailing against a dominating Barcelona side, United had to resort to physicality after 30 minutes to try to thwart the five-time European champions on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The teams will have contrasting preparations for the second leg when Shaw will be suspended after being booked for tugging at Messi.Barcelona on Saturday heads to Huesca holding an 11-point lead at the top of the Spanish league, but Manchester United hosts West Ham in the Premier League trying to climb up from sixth place to the four Champions League qualification places.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It helped prevent any further damage to the scoreline, as Barcelona won the first leg of their quarterfinal 1-0 after United defender Luke Shaw unwittingly helped Luis Suarez’s header into the net in the 12th minute.An equalizer never looked likely, though, with United failing to register a shot on goal in a Champions League game at Old Trafford for the first time since 2005.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBarcelona’s goal — initially flagged for offside before being awarded via a video review — came during an exhilarating spell when the visitors’ possession exceeded 80 percent.“It was a great header from Luis,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “He was fighting for every cause. He was getting stuck into the defenders, trying to work really hard.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “This was a tough, complicated contest,” Valverde said. “We dominated in spells but their pressure was high and difficult to break.”The closest Messi came to his first goal at Old Trafford was in the 83rd minute when the sting was taken out of a low free kick and it was easily gathered by David de Gea.The United goalkeeper also denied Philippe Coutinho a chance to double Barcelona’s lead in the first half when his left leg kept out the shot.De Gea was also equal to Jordi Alba’s strike in the second half to limit the damage.United already came back from a heavier first-leg deficit to reach this stage, losing 2-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 before winning 3-1 in the French capital last month to help Solskjaer secure the manager’s job on a three-year contract.“The PSG performance away gives us hope and belief we can do it,” Solskjaer said after United’s fourth loss in five games in all competitions. “But we know we are playing against probably the favorites in the tournament.”In that first leg against PSG, United only managed one shot on target. Against Barcelona, the three-time European champions couldn’t even hit the target once — the first time that has happened for them in the Champions League since 2005.“For large spells we made it difficult for them but unfortunately we couldn’t get the goal because we created a lot of good chances,” Smalling said. “We had a little spell in the first half where we went after them but then we started to look a little bit nervy.“I think from halftime we got at them, really pressed them and to be honest we caused them so many problems.”But now United will have to be the first team to win at Barcelona in 30 matches stretching back to 2013 if it is to advance to the semifinals. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more