Use flood gates to control storm water

first_imgWithout any prior drawdown, all of it simply flowed over the Gilboa Dam and surged northward down the Schoharie Valley. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 20 bil-gal, sufficient for controlling the 1996 flood. Its influence on controlling larger floods remains to be studied.In August 2011, the flood input was perhaps 48 bil-gal. Again, the Gilboa Dam was overwhelmed, while the water level in the Schoharie Reservoir rose to a record height, about 1,137 feet above sea level.With the progress of changing climate and the prospect of even larger floods, it seems that flood gates become a necessity for assuring the survival of the Gilboa Dam.Apart from any flood-control advantage, flood gates can nullify the potential overpressure of a super flood by simply allowing excess storm water to pass through the dam without increasing the level of the Schoharie Reservoir.William AlbersGalwayMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI found Richard Moody’s Nov. 6 letter correct with regard to the missed benefit of flood gates in the Gilboa Dam during the January 1996 flood.My evaluation of the same situation also assumed a prior drawdown of 12 billion gallons, roughly the average drawdown Moody suggested.Allowing a steady 20,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) discharge to exit through flood gates, I found that the remainder of the flood input to the Schoharie Reservoir merely refilled the void left by the drawdown and never topped the dam.I believe that with only a 24 billion-gallon (bil-gal) drawdown from the Schoharie Reservoir, the Schoharie Creek would have remained within its banks. Downstream communities like Middleburgh and the village of Schoharie would have escaped serious flooding. The total flood input to the Schoharie Reservoir in 1996 was 24 bil-gal.last_img read more

Petr Cech pays tribute to Arsenal and Chelsea as he saves crucial penalty on ice hockey debut

first_imgChelsea and Arsenal fans will love the customised helmet which Cech had made for his debut on the ice. Petr Cech paid tribute to Arsenal and Chelsea during a dream ice hockey debut (Picture: Getty)Petr Cech made sure to pay tribute to former clubs Arsenal and Chelsea during a dream ice hockey debut for Guildford Phoenix this weekend.The Phoenix – reserve side of the British National League outfit Guilford Flames – announced Cech’s arrival last week and the 37-year-old received messages of support from the footballing world as he embarked on his new journey.Cech looked at home on the ice as Phoenix’s clash with Swindon Wildcats went to overtime on Sunday evening, with the sides tied at 2-2 after 60 minutes.Incredibly, the veteran Czech was Phoenix’s hero in a nail-biting penalty shootout, sealing the win for the home team with a crucial save at the death.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter being mobbed by his new team-mates in jubilant scenes at the Guildford Spectrum, Cech was named man of the match for his outstanding performance.You simply couldn’t write this stuff…A dream ice hockey debut for Petr Cech 🏒🙌He produced the crucial save in a nail-biting penalty shootout to secure the win for Guildford Phoenix— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) October 13, 2019 Comment Advertisement Cech wore the crests of both London clubs on his helmet (Picture: Getty)Last week, Chelsea ensured supporters that Cech’s new ice hockey career would not affect his role as technical and performance advisor at Stamford Bridge.[Cech] will play as goalie for Guildford Phoenix, which is located close to where he lives,’ Chelsea explained on their website.‘When his Chelsea Football Club schedule allows, he is ready to help them in their league games.’ Cech was repping both Chelsea and Arsenal on the ice (Picture: Getty) Petr Cech pays tribute to Arsenal and Chelsea as he saves crucial penalty on ice hockey debut Metro Sport ReporterSunday 13 Oct 2019 8:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Cech impressed after swapping the football pitch for the ice rink (Picture: Getty)On his move into ice hockey, Cech said: ‘I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Phoenix to get the match experience.‘I hope I can help this young team to achieve their goals for the season and try to win as many games as possible when I have the chance to play.‘After 20 years of professional football this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesPhoenix head coach Andy Hemmings added: ‘The signing of Petr is massive for the Phoenix.‘He is a great guy who trains hard and I cannot wait to see him make his debut.’MORE: Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner ridiculed over comedy free-kick routine Advertisement Still got it @chelseayouth @ChelseaFC @PetrCech— bloooo (@bloooo26) October 13, 2019last_img read more

Dutch institutions launch Sustainable Development Goals investing agenda

first_imgRepresentatives of the SDGI Agenda signatories with minister PloumenThe report acknowledges questions around the “investability” of the SDGs, and that research into this is limited.However, therein the financial institutions state that “we assert that a lot more can be done to ‘crowd in’ additional investment across asset classes and across the societal and environmental themes that are incorporated by the Sustainable Development agenda”.The Dutch initiative can be seen as a further sign of the rise of the impact investing, or at least the alignment of finance with societal and environmental goals, among some parts of the institutional investment world.  In September, Dutch pension investors PGGM and APG were already among European investors that put their name to a commitment to increasingly align their investing with the SDGs.Finnish pensions insurer Ilmarinen recently said it was aiming to double the volume of its direct equity investment related to solutions for sustainable development by 2020; this is focused on environmental aspects.Also, the European Commission recently announced plans for the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to be more orientated towards financing clean energy and other green economy projects, which has a degree of overlap with the SDGs.The EFSI is part of an attempt to mobilise more private sector capital for investment in the EU economy – which the Commission believes it is doing. The group of Dutch financial institutions said $5trn (€4.7trn) to $7trn in financing is needed each year to achieve the SDGs for 2030 but that “a ‘crowding in’ of private and institutional SDG investment … is not happening at the right pace and scale yet”.  In a statement, the group said it “believes it is not only of societal importance but also in the interest of their investors and business relations to consider the largest social and environmental challenges of our time in their work and investments”.The institutions’ stance on investing to achieve the SDGs and concrete recommendations for “SDGI action” are formulated in a report presented to the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, at a Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) conference last week.The government has been involved in the process leading up to this report, however, which, according to a statement, is the outcome of six months of consultation with more than 70 investors, government representatives and “expert practitioners”.The report was also presented to Frank Elderson, executive director of the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch central bank and pensions regulator; a “cross-sectoral consultation” meeting is due to take place at DNB on Wednesday.Carolien de Bruin, chief executive at social enterprise C-Change, co-facilitator of the SDGI agenda initiative, told IPE 30 representatives from Dutch financial institutions would be involved in the meeting on Wednesday in addition to government and DNB officials.“After the more celebratory launch at the GIIN conference last week, the meeting is about getting to action,” she said. “We will be discussing the agenda recommendations in working groups and jointly plan for the year ahead.”The group’s SDGI Investing Agenda is about maximising investing in the Netherlands and abroad to meet the SDGs.It calls on – “invites” – the Dutch government and DNB to take action in four priority areas alongside the finance industry, and made recommendations for each of these.The goals for the four areas are, in the words of the consortium:1. Catalyse significant SDG investment through the systematic deployment of blended finance instruments2. Make SDG investment the ‘new normal’ by encouraging and enabling all Dutch retail investors to invest with impact3. Establish an enabling SDGI data environment by stimulating the uptake of sustainability indicators and standards4. Identify and address actual and perceived regulatory barriers and incentives to SDG investmentRecommendations to achieve the first goal include pooling institutional funds and resources to enable economies of scale and further adoption among smaller institutions like pension funds – a recommendation aimed jointly at the government and financial sector – and setting targets for SDG investing where feasible – a step for the finance industry to take of its own accord.‘Investability’ questions#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Major Dutch financial institutions, including the country’s largest pension investors, have committed to an investment agenda pivoting around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.The 18-strong group* includes the asset managers for the €179bn healthcare pension fund PFZW and €372bn civil service pension scheme ABP, and insurance companies and banks.It has developed what they call an agenda for “SDG investing (SDGI)”, based around increasing the amount of institutional and private capital allocated toward financing the SDGs.Set out by the UN in 2015, the SDGs are goals relating to poverty, healthcare, education, climate and other societal challenges.last_img read more

The resort-style Gold Coast property offering a two-for-one deal

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to split your rental costs fairly00:39 It also has a villa to ensure everyone is accommodated for. The double block has a whole lot to offer with astute buyers sure to see value in the packaged deal. The main house and detached villa are joined by a central entertainment area with pool. There’s plenty of space for a big family.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe main light-filled, three-bedroom house sits alongside a two-bedroom villa, which will provide ample options for guests and extended family, or it could be used as a rental. A solar heated pool with a water feature and multiple outdoor entertainment areas connect the two abodes. Highlights of the main residence include a wine cellar, living room with open fireplace and a large gourmet kitchen, which features a huge island bench, two fridge spaces, two dishwashers and a servery window. The detached villa was recently renovated and offers a kitchen, living room, laundry, two bedrooms, a courtyard and carport. MORE NEWS: Inside luxury floodproof floating homes MORE NEWS: NRL star may line up for second shot at Coast propertycenter_img Harcourts Coastal agent Campbell Moore said the property, which stretches across 118 Savoy Drive and 3 Karina Cres, was a standout. “You won’t get anything else like it on the Gold Coast,” he said. “The main home is like a resort and the villa unit at the back is totally independent and perfect for in-laws, outlaws, parents, teenagers, as an Airbnb or rental.“It’s a class act — you won’t be able to get something like this again.” The double delight will go under the hammer at an onsite auction on May 11 at 11am. It has a dream kitchen for the home chef. The Broadbeach Waters property occupies two blocks at 118 Savoy Drive and 3 Karina Cres.A RESORT-style house with a home chef’s dream kitchen is just the start of this Broadbeach Waters property. last_img read more

Trump Reinstates Key Pro-Life Policy Abroad

first_imgTrump Reinstates Policy Protecting Taxpayer Dollars From International Abortion ActivityThe Daily Signal 23 January 2017Family First Comment: Rather than the NZ Herald’s slanted report, here’s the real facts…“Since Reagan introduced the policy in 1984, the policy has been enforced by every Republican president and suspended by every Democratic president shortly after being inaugurated. Bill Clinton rescinded the policy on Jan. 22, 1993; George W. Bush reinstated it on Jan. 22, 2001; and Barack Obama rescinded it again on Jan. 23, 2009. It is long-standing policy for the United States to prohibit funding abortion in international programs.” #GreatStartForTrump   In one of his first official actions, President Donald Trump reinstated the life-affirming Mexico City policy, ensuring that American taxpayers do not fund international organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas.The news comes just after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on demand across the country.Pro-life Americans are undoubtedly encouraged by Trump’s actions, not because reinstating the Mexico City policy was a particularly heavy lift, but because they see this as the first sign of the new administration’s commitment to protect life.Ronald Reagan first announced this policy at the second U.N. International Conference on Population in Mexico City (hence the name) back in August of 1984.Since then, the policy has been enforced by every Republican president and suspended by every Democratic president shortly after being inaugurated. Bill Clinton rescinded the policy on Jan. 22, 1993; George W. Bush reinstated it on Jan. 22, 2001; and Barack Obama rescinded it again on Jan. 23, 2009.It is long-standing policy for the United States to prohibit funding abortion in international programs.READ MORE: read more

Shots fired by North Korea ‘accidental’

first_imgSecretary of State Mike Pompeo says the initial reports on the shots fired from North Korea into South Korea on Sunday morning indicate they were “accidental.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the initial reports on the shots fired from North Korea into South Korea on Sunday morning indicate they were “accidental.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the initial reports on the shots fired from North Korea into South Korea on Sunday morning indicate they were “accidental.” REUTERS WASHINGTON – Shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely “accidental,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday as speculation continues to swirl about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North and South Korea on Saturday exchanged gunfire around a rural guard post, raising tension a day after North Korean state media showed Kim visiting a factory, the first report of him making a public appearance since April 11.center_img South Korea responded to shots fired from across the DMZ but no casualties were reported. (Reuters)last_img read more

Versailles man leads police on 2 hour pursuit

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. –A Versailles man was arrested after a 2-hour long pursuit through Ripley, Dearborn, and Franklin Counties Thursday night.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says that a reserve deputy attempted to stop Jesse Gabbard, 23, in Sunman for his car being too loud.Instead of stopping, he fled in excess of 80 miles per hour.Officers used stop sticks to stop Gabbard’s about 30 minutes into the pursuit, but police say he still refused to stop and led police on a slower pursuit (25 – 45 MPH) for around 90 minutes.Gabbard’s car eventually stopped south of Osgood on US 421 when it ran out of gas.Gabbard was arrested on the charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.It took the fleeing vehicle running out of gas to end a two-hour police chase in Ripley County Thursday night.last_img read more

Rodgers looking for more from Allen

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful a rejuvenated Joe Allen can help his side challenge for the top four this season. Press Association “If we do I can assure everyone that we will compete. There might be one or two new faces to add to that as well (a bid has been made to Atletico Madrid for striker Diego Costa) – we’ll have to wait and see. “I’m really pleased with the boys so far – we haven’t conceded a goal (in five pre-season friendlies) and we’re creating bundles of chances. With the right people in the forward areas, we’ll get lots of goals.” Gerrard signed a new contract last month which keeps him at the club for a further two years and Rodgers has not ruled out the midfielder extending that further. “For me he still has a number of years left yet,” he said. “You gauge players on their hunger, no matter how old or young they are, and Steven is 33 but from the first day I walked in here he struck me with his determination and hunger to succeed. “He is very much hungry for the club to do well. The quality of his movement, his passes and leadership – he knows there is added responsibility with a number of players moving on (Jamie Carragher has retired and Jose Reina loaned to Napoli) – and he is a real talisman and gentleman.” Rodgers also thought the friendly against Olympiacos proved doubly useful. “It was a great day. This was a day which was really about him but he wanted it to be about everyone bar him,” he said. “He has made many friends throughout his career but he wanted this to be a game in preparation for our season. “It was a great send off for him to have won the game and it was great for the supporters to pay homage to an iconic player for this club and who will continue to be so.” Twelve months ago he began well, albeit playing in a deeper role, but his performances tailed off as a shoulder problem became more troublesome and eventually forced him to end the campaign prematurely in order to have surgery. “The first three month of last season Joe was our best player by a mile but he had a problem with his shoulder which curtailed his season,” said the Reds boss. “It meant he could not have that aggressive streak which is part of his game. “Joe has been terrific over the course of pre-season and he did very well. “It is important we have a real strong competitive group as we are trying to build the depth of the group so that I can change the team in games and when we go to play against certain teams I can change the team about.” Substitute Jordan Henderson scored Liverpool’s other goal just seconds after coming off the bench as Gerrard saw two of his fellow midfielders take up the goalscoring responsibility. The Reds captain, celebrating 15 years in the first team, has had to shoulder the responsibility for driving the team forward for years but he is looking forward to being able to share the load in the latter years of his career. “We’ve got some wonderful youngsters coming through and I think everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that we can keep important players at the club,” said the 33-year-old, in reference to unsettled striker Luis Suarez who has been the subject of two failed bids from Arsenal. The Wales international was the Reds’ best player in the first half of Steven Gerrard’s 2-0 testimonial win at Anfield against Olympiacos and could have had a hat-trick in the first half. In the end he had to settle for one, sliding home Iago Aspas’ low cross from five yards, but he displayed some of the desire to get into attacking areas which persuaded Rodgers to spend £15million in order to get former club Swansea to release him last summer. last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli Says MS Dhoni ‘Made Me Run Like In A Fitness Test’, Social Media Fuels Retirement Rumours

first_imghighlights India eliminated Australia from the 2016 World T20.Virat Kohli hit 82 and shared a partnership of 68 with MS Dhoni.Virat Kohli will have a stand named after him at Arun Jaitley Stadium. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli is gearing up for fresh challenges after the disappointing semi-final exit in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and a dominant performance in the West Indies. The Delhi Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) is naming a stand after the current Indian skipper and he is all set to resume battle against South Africa in three Twenty20 Internationals and three Tests. However, on social media, he shared a special photo with MS Dhoni and hailed him by stating, “A game I can never forget. Special night. This man, made me run like in a fitness test @msdhoni.”The picture which Kohli shared was during the clash against Australia in the 2016 World T20 at Mohali. India had just survived elimination in their previous game against Bangladesh as they won the match in Bangalore by one run. In the clash against Australia, a win would see them enter the semi-finals. Australia chose to bat and they notched up 160/6 in 20 overs with Aaron Finch slamming 43 and some decent contributions down the order.In response, India lost Rohit Sharma (12), Shikhar Dhawan (13) and Suresh Raina (10) cheaply as they were struggling at 49/3. Virat Kohli held the key in the chase and he found a able ally in Yuvraj Singh as the duo strung a 45-run stand. Yuvraj was plagued by an ankle injury but managed to hit 21 off 18 balls but once he fell, the pressure was back on India.After Yuvraj’s wicket, Kohli found the boundaries and notched up a fifty but India needed 39 off 18 balls. However, the next two overs saw Kohli at his peak. He blasted two fours and a six off James Faulkner. In between, he ran hard with Dhoni and stole a couple of braces as India clawed back. Kohli sealed the deal in the next over bowled by Nathan Coulter-Nile by hammering four boundaries. Dhoni won the match by hammering a four off Faulkner. India won the match by six wickets to qualify for the semi-final and the relief was evident on Kohli as he sank to his knees and acknowledged the magnitude of the knock.Also Read | ‘Owe My Hat-Trick To The Captain’ – Jasprit Bumrah Thanks Virat Kohli For Record FeatAfter the match, Kohli would remark, “Probably the top right now, because I’m a bit emotional, so I would like to put this on top. Against Australia, a world-class side, literally a quarter-final for us, we had to go over the line. There’s a lot riding on us in this World Cup, we are playing at home and the crowds want to see us and we just want to give them as much entertainment and fun as possible.”Also Read | September 1 Becomes Golden Duck Day In Cricket – Check This Amazing Stat HereHowever, the post from Kohli also increased speculation that Dhoni was going to announce his retirement soon. Social media users started trending #Dhoni and it fuelled rumours that the former Indian skipper was stepping down from all forms of cricket.last_img read more

Euro2016: Portugal Beats Poland to Reach S’final

first_imgPortugal’s semi-final opponent will be either Wales or Belgium.Remarkably, Portugal have reached the last four without winning a game in normal time following three draws in a group in which they finished third and an extra-time win over Croatia in the last 16.No side has ever got this far in a European Championship without winning a match inside 90 minutes.Portugal have also only led a match for 22 minutes during the whole tournament, while Poland have not trailed for a single minute of normal time.However, for a second dour and conservative knockout game running, Fernando Santos’ side did what was required when it mattered.Neither goalkeeper came close to saving the first three penalties from either side.Cristiano Ronaldo, Sanches and Joao Moutinho all scored excellent penalties for Portugal, with Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik and Kamil Glik following suit for Poland.However, after Nani had put Portugal 4-3 ahead, Patricio dived full length to his left to palm away Blaszczykowski’s effort with one hand.Lukasz Fabianski got his fingertips to Quaresma’s decisive effort but could not prevent it finding the roof of the net.For much of the game, the overriding image of Ronaldo was of him slapping his thigh and screaming towards the French sky in frustration.Barring a few exceptional moments – his two goals against Hungary and assisting Quaresma’s winner to see off Croatia – this has been a disappointing tournament for the finest European player of his generation.He was barely recognisable from the figure who has terrorised defences across the continent for more than a decade as a series of scuffed and miscued strikes took him from 31 to 36 efforts for the tournament without an addition to his two group-stage goals.Worst of all was a couple of air shots – one from a low Nani cross, the other following a chipped ball over the defence and into the box by substitute Joao Moutinho.He should have had a first-half penalty, when he was clumsily shoved in the back in the box by Michal Pazdan, but his anguished appeals were waved away by referee Felix Brych.However, he led from the front in the shootout, firing home the first penalty with aplomb and remains in the tournament, unlike Poland’s own star man.Having scored 13 goals in qualifying and 42 in 51 appearances for club Bayern Munich in 2015-16, Lewandowski had spent much of Poland’s four games prior to Thursday being frustrated, through both fair and foul means from opponents – he is the most fouled man in the tournament.It was only a matter of time, though, before a striker of his class made an impression on the tournament, although few would have imagined Portugal to be so accommodating so early in Marseille.Southampton full-back Cedric Soares was at fault, allowing a cross-field ball to evade him and reach Kamil Grosicki, whose low cross was struck home first-time by his captain with just one minute and 40 seconds on the clock.It is the second fastest goal in Euros history – beaten only by Dmitri Kirichenko’s 65-second strike for Russia against Greece in 2004 – and ends a 645-minute goal-drought for Lewandowski in the finals of this competition.Now brimming with confidence, the 27-year-old then beat Pepe to the ball in the box but saw his low shot saved by Patricio as Poland took the game to their opponents in the first 25 minutes.Unfortunately, they were unable to build on this, offering precious little in attack and relying instead on a resolute defence that has conceded just twice in five games (two of which have gone to extra-time) to see give them through to the shoot-out.EURO2016(Result)Portugal 1-1 Poland(Portugal wins 5-3 on penalties)TODAYWales v BelgiumSATURDAYGermany v ItalySUNDAYFrance v IcelandShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Portugal reached the semi-finals of the European Championship for the fourth time in five tournaments with a penalty shootout victory over Poland last night.Ricardo Quaresma scored the winning spot-kick after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s effort was saved by Rui Patricio.Robert Lewandowski had fired Poland ahead in the second minute with teenager Renato Sanches equalising via a deflected strike.last_img read more