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Chelsea face horror CL clash with Bayern while City land glamour tie with Madrid

first_imgCHELSEA have been drawn to face five-time Champions League winners Bayern Munich in the last 16.In the other pick of the ties, Manchester City will play Spanish giants Real Madrid.1 English clubs haven’t got it easy in the last 16 of the Champions LeagueCredit: AFPTottenham might be somewhat happier than their two Prem rivals as they will play RB Leipzig in the knockout phase.They avoided drawing many people’s favourites to win this year’s competition, Barcelona.And Liverpool will be confident of progressing as the defending champs take on Atletico Madrid.The other games see Atalanta face Valencia, Lyon versus Juventus and Napoli against Barcelona.The first legs will take place on February 18/19 and 25/26.The second legs will be March 10/11 and 17/18.BLUES’ FOND MEMORIESLampard and the Blues return to the scene of their greatest day, when Drogba scored THAT spot-kick to down Bayern on their home turf back in 2012.In doing so the Blues became the first London club to win the silverware.It’s a similar story for Mo Salah and the European champs at Atletico.They’ll head to the Wanda Metropolitano for the first time since they lifted Old Big Ears for the sixth time in June.This time they’ll face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side and not London rivals Spurs.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticFULL DRAWBorussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-GermainReal Madrid vs Manchester CityAtalanta vs ValenciaAtletico Madrid vs LiverpoolChelsea vs Bayern MunichLyon vs JuventusTottenham vs RB LeipzigNapoli vs BarcelonaLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man City vs Leicester, Watford vs Man Utd and Spurs vs Chelsea scores this coming weekend and win £100last_img read more

Josep Maria Bartomeu, in crisis with Eric Abidal and Planes

first_imgIt is hard to hide that he Barça is in a pre-crisis situation. Even more. Pre-fire The rumors of distancing in all the estates Club begin to be insistent. Of certain cracks in the locker room that go up to the offices. The last, which advanced Sports world this Friday, it has to do with a crisis situation between president and vice president of sportsJosep Maria Bartomeu, and members of the sports management. Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes They have not felt completely backed by the club’s leadership in this market, which has not ended well for their interests. Abidal and Planes were determined to sign a replacement for Suárez. Nevertheless, Bartomeu It was lying down one after the other your proposals to the point of compromising the future of Barça this season. Barça risk a lot not signing No striker A Griezmann or Messi injury would leave the team orphan definitely the Gol.Abidal and Plans they want to have a conversation with Bartomeu to clarify if you trust your work and, above all, even where do they get their responsibilities The president, in this case, has seemed to hear more the voice of managers and external advisors than of specialists in the field. So much Abidal how Plans, In addition, they have been in bad place with Setién, who promised a reinforcement in the front that has not finally come. It exists in the sports direction the belief that Bartomeu doesn’t trust one hundred percent of your criteria, the worst thing that can happen in a team of 1 billion budget in which every decision counts. That’s why they are pending a meeting with the president, to know exactly at what point Bartomeu’s trust towards them is. It’s hard to know what can happen in the next few days, but the technical team of Barça considered important to talkThe market has closed of a way somewhat outlandish for Barça, which has signed two players that at least they will not wear Barça until July 1. They are Trincao Y Matheus But what it really was urgent in Barça was incorporate to a tip, more after the decision to part with Carles Pérez. The hole has not been covered by anyone. The technicians feel naked because a lower down in the lead can question the planning. And it was not in his plans not to sign. Communication with Bartomeu has failed. That is why they believe that “we must speak.”last_img read more

HJ Golakai One of Africa’s Top 39 Writers under 40

first_imgHawa Jande Golakai, Liberia’s award-winning crime fiction writer and author of The Lazarus Effect (Kwela Books, 2011), has been selected as one of Africa’s top 39 writers under the age of 40 from Africa and the Diaspora.  The selection was made at the London Book Fair (LBF) breakfast press conference in London on Tuesday April 8th.The ‘Africa 39’, as the select group is called, is an initiative of the UK-Based Hay Festival which it carries out with World Book Capitals – with Bogota in 2007 and Beirut in 2010. This project comprises the selection and celebration of 39 writers under the age of 40 who have the potential to define the literature of an area or language. ‘Africa 39’ features writers from Africa, South of the Sahara.The list of the 39 was unveiled at the Port Harcourt World Book Capital stand at the London Book Fair (8th April) and would be announced again during the opening ceremonies of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital programme (22 to 26 April).Golakai, who made her debut as an author just three years ago with The Lazarus Effect, wowed the industry when she scored the coveted Sunday Times (South Africa) 2012 Literary Award for outstanding suspense and best fiction novel of the year. The Lazarus Effect was also shortlisted for the 2012 University of Johannesburg Debut Prize for Creative Writing as well as the prestigious Wole Soyinka African Fiction prize.By profession, Golakai is a clinical immunologist and holds a BSc in Molecular and Cell Biology (2004-2005) from the University of Cape Town with honors.  However, the success of her first novel has clearly infused confidence to continue in her literary pursuits.  Her 2nd title – yet undisclosed – is almost complete. “It means a lot to me because that’s what most authors look out for: recognition,” says Golakai. “It adds up to your credentials and I think that’s a good start for me especially with The Lazarus Effect being my first novel, that’s where your fame comes in. So for me, I’m very excited as an author and also a Liberian knowing that I was able to make my country proud. I’m also very humbled about all this, I’m not going to let it get to my head and I’m really looking forward to networking with other writers in Port Harcourt.”The 39 writers have been commissioned to write for an anthology to be published by Bloomsbury with foreword by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. Ellah Allfree will edit the Africa 39 anthology.The research to arrive at the names of the authors was carried out by Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainana. A long list of about 100 names emerged from screening of the over 200 entries from Africa and the diaspora responded to a call that drew participation from authors, publishers, academics, libraries, readers, etc. around Africa and the diaspora. The panel of judges, who selected the final 39 were- Elechi Amadi, Margaret Busby and Tess Onwueme.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UL Associate VP Dies

first_imgThe late Prince Sumo Tolbert, I,The University of Liberia (UL) administration has announced that Prince Sumo Tolbert, I, who was recently appointed as the associate vice president for Enrollment Services, has died.Mr. Tolbert, according to a release, died on Saturday, March 18, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital following a period of illness.The news of Mr. Tolbert’s death was announced to the UL family by Dr. Ophelia I. Weeks, vice president for academic affairs.In a short message to the university, Dr. Weeks wrote: “Dear UL family, it is with great sorrow and sadness that I inform you of the death of Mr. Tolbert. He died this morning at the JFK Memorial Hospital. His death has left us all stunned! Please keep his family in your prayers; and may his soul rest in peace.”The message sent immediate shockwaves across the corridors of the university and elsewhere, with many paying tribute to Tolbert, including former students.As expected, UL president Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, who appointed Mr. Tolbert to the position, was the first to express sympathy and remember his death.“Let us all come together and express our deepest sympathy to his family,” Dr. Dennis said, adding, “When something like this happens to a young, brilliant, friendly and progressive individual, it breeds the deepest kind of grief there is; and this is that which the UL Community should reflect.”Dr. William Allen, Dean of Liberia College, also paid tribute to Mr. Tolbert, underscoring how Tolbert’s death was certainly a serious loss to his family and the UL, especially to Weeks, who together with Mr. Tolbert had put together a plan to reform the Office of Enrollment Services (OES).“The positive impact that VP Tolbert made during his brief tenure in OES is proof of his unique qualification. His loss must be particularly hard for you who worked closely with him as Dean of the Science College and as VPAA,” Dr. Allen wrote. “On behalf of myself and Liberia College, I extend heartfelt sympathy to you and the university family for his sudden death.”In 2014, Dr. Weeks recommended Mr. Tolbert for appointment to the position of chair for the Department of Mathematics, saying, “Mr. Tolbert has the requisite credentials for the position. As well, his expressed vision and strong commitment to the responsibilities add value to his credentials.”Mr. Tolbert graduated from the UL on May 28, 2003 with a B.Sc. in Mathematics. He served as a part-time faculty in 2005 and was granted full-time status in the Mathematics Department in 2006.In January 2012, he was awarded a study leave to attain an MSc Degree in Mathematics Education at Makerere University in Uganda, becoming one of 66 faculty members who were sent abroad by Dr. Dennis for advanced studies. He successfully completed his studies and returned to Liberia in November 2013.As news of Mr. Tolbert’s death hit home on late Saturday evening, many, including his former students, rushed to his Facebook page to express shock and pay tribute.D. Nelson Tweh posted on Mr. Tolbert’s wall, saying: “Death again!!!!! RIP Prince Tolbert, an academician, mathematician and a person, who contributed to my mathematical intuition!!!!”A former student, G. Presley P. Wagee Jr., remembered the late Tolbert as “one of the greatest branches from the tree of Mathematics in Liberia has fallen, rest in peace.”But for Justin Curtis, a one-liner summed it up for him: “What a brain and a humble character.”Mr. Tolbert fell ill on March 15 and died on March 18, 2017 at 4 a.m. He will be buried on March 30, 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

St. Eunan’s College come fourth in All Ireland Team Maths Competition

first_imgSt. Eunan’s College were delighted with their performance in the All Ireland Team Maths competition. This competition is based on the Higher Level Mathematics Curriculum. In a very competitive final of 20 schools who all qualified in first place from their regions, it was Cork CBS who were crowned All Ireland Champions with Blackrock College, Dublin in second place, Gonzago College, Dublin in third, and our boys from The College who put in a very strong fight in the final 2 rounds to take fourth place.Overall The College kept up their proud record in Mathematics intact. Although they were disappointed having been so close, they have secured eight top 5 finishes in Ireland over the last 10 years, and this is a great record, ranking them as one of the best in Ireland. Well done boys!Getting ready to compete in the All Ireland Team Maths in NUI Maynooth were: (l-r)Zaid Muhammad, Donal Farren, Sean Halvey and Patrick Curran (Team Captain) St. Eunan’s College come fourth in All Ireland Team Maths Competition was last modified: March 7th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:mathsSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more


first_imgA forgotten Donegal Medal of Honor winner and Civil War hero finally had his heroism acknowledged with a military ceremony and a 21 gun salute in a pre Memorial Day event in America.A crowd of nearly 300 attended and full military honors were given at the installation of a headstone at the grave of Donegal native Martin McHugh in Danville, about 120 miles from Chicago.Ceremony Committee Co-Chairman Larry Weatherford stated that McHugh had lain in an unmarked grave for 117 years. “We are here to change that,” Weatherford said.Ray Johnston a researcher with the Medal of Honor military committee stated “I am proud and humble of what you have done here today.”The US Navy band a church choir and the Knights of Columbus also took part after a procession from McHugh’s former home to the graveyard..Ralph Zoccolillo, chairman of the Indiana Blue Star Salute, told the crowd, “The phrase — We shall never forget — is epitomized in Danville for the way you have gone out of your way to honor Seaman McHugh.” A headstone along with a plaque now marks the site of Seaman McHugh and his wife Catherine.McHugh, who was an Irish immigrant, made his way to Danville after he, his mother and sister arrived in Boston from Ireland.The discovery of McHugh’s unmarked grave came about after the determined efforts of local Irish American woman Machelle Long, according to Commercial News.The Medal of Honor is the only U.S. military award that is worn from a ribbon hung around the neck and the only award presented by the president in the name of Congress. It is the greatest award given to American fighting heroes. More Medal of Honor recipients have been from Ireland than from any other foreign country.McHugh was born in Ireland in 1837 just before the famine and came to America after the the Great Hunger drove him out. He joined the Union side in the civil war and served on board the USS Cincinnati.His medal of honor citation, which mistakenly stated he was born in Ohio, reads: “The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Seaman Martin McHugh, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg (Mississippi) batteries and at the time of her sinking, 27 May 1863.“Engaging the enemy in a fierce battle, the Cincinnati amidst, an incessant fire of shot and shell, continued to fire her guns to the last, though so penetrated by shellfire that her fate was sealed. Serving bravely during this action, Seaman McHugh was conspicuously cool under the fire of the enemy, never ceasing to fire until this proud ship went down, ‘her colors nailed to the mast.’FORGOTTEN DONEGAL WAR HERO GETS 21 GUN SALUTE was last modified: May 28th, 2012 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:DanvilleMartin McHughwar gerolast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S senior ladies will play the Kingdom in the second qualifying round of this year’s All-Ireland. (Monday, August 4, Birr, Co Offaly, 4pm)The Tir Chonaill girls got a bye through the first round.And they now face a tough assignment against 2103 Munster champions Kerry. It is a tough draw; but Davy McLaughlin’s team won’t fear their opponents.There is little doubt Donegal have progressed under the Moville coach and his back room team.And they are continuing to focus on this part of the championship, with a good win over Armagh in a challenge game midweek.Cavan, who beat Meath today 1-15 to 0-13 in the televised TG4 game, were drawn to play Laois in the 2nd round qualifier. Tyrone will play Monaghan and Westmeath will take on Mayo.#TG4 #LGFA #bethediff DONEGAL LFGA: DONEGAL SENIOR LADIES DRAW KERRY IN CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:all-irelanddonegal ladiesSenior championshiplast_img read more

Monkey See, Monkey Rationalize

first_imgIt’s a quirk of English that rational and rationalize have opposite meanings.  Be that as it may, the latter may have evolved into to the former, according to a story in the New York Times.  A monkey study using children as control subjects seems to indicate that Capuchin monkeys, like us, occasionally rationalize bad choices.    Expecting animals to exhibit subsets of human behaviors may be one thing, but the article transformed the monkeyshines into a tale of human evolution:For half a century, social psychologists have been trying to figure out the human gift for rationalizing irrational behavior.  Why did we evolve with brains that salute our shrewdness for buying the neon yellow car with bad gas mileage?The results of experiments with the monkeys were equivocal.  Nevertheless, reporter John Tierney chose the interpretation that rationalizing bad choices, also called cognitive dissonance, has positive evolutionary value; it conserves energy that would be spent second-guessing our bad decisions.  But then, how would we know this is not his own sour grapes for dismissing intelligent design? The compulsion to justify decisions may seem irrational, and maybe petty, too, like the fox in Aesop’s fable who stopped trying for the grapes and promptly told himself they were sour anyway.  But perhaps Aesop didn’t appreciate the evolutionary utility of this behavior for humans as well as animals.For assuming evolution, for promoting a monkey’s wisdom over Aesop’s, and for elevating cognitive dissonance as a Darwinian virtue, we award Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week to Mr. John Tierney.  Congratulations; enjoy your trip.No sour grapes here.  We love it when the Darwinists make fools of themselves.  As for us, we try to ration our rashness.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South Africa calls for passenger rail bids

first_img20 April 2012 The South African government has formally invited local and international manufacturers to submit bids to build 7 224 commuter rail coaches worth an estimated R123-billion, as the country pushes for a complete overhaul of its passenger rail service. The 20-year fleet renewal programme of the state-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is expected to create around 65 000 jobs as a new generation of South African railway artisans and engineers come to the fore. Speaking to journalists in Johannesburg on Thursday, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said these would be modern trains “defined by greater passenger mobility, automatic train protection and a high quality of crashworthiness … carrying capacity is high, they are energy-efficient and very light, largely based on aluminum rather than heavy steel.”Comprehensive passenger rail programme The investment would, over time, achieve significant economic benefits for the country as well as the benefits of an efficient transport system, while serving as the catalyst for a comprehensive passenger rail programme over the next 30 years. Over the next decade, the government would be implementing “a number of rail interventions aimed at making rail the backbone of our passenger transport system”. The revitalisation of passenger rail travel in the country will run parallel with a massive push to shift the transport of freight in the country from road to rail. Earlier this month, state company Transnet announced details of a R300-billion investment in infrastructure aimed at creating over half-a-million new jobs while making its freight rail division the fifth-largest in the world. Both programmes are in line with South Africa’s new multi-billion rand infrastructure drive, announced by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation address in February.65% localisation target Piet Sebola, head of Prasa’s rolling stock acquisition, told Business Day on Thursday that the fleet renewal programme came with a 65% localisation target, requiring manufacturers to invest in production and skills transfer in South Africa and to establish a manufacturing base in the country by at least 2016. In addition, Prasa will be spending around R15.5-billion on new rail signaling and train depots. According to Business Day, Prasa has also begun work on a parallel, three-year, R25.9-billion investment in high-density commuter stations. Prasa is the operator of commuter rail service Metrorail. SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

Baragwanath revamps admissions ward

first_img24 July 2013Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, South Africa’s biggest hospital and one of the biggest in the world, has opened a revamped medical admissions ward that will help the Soweto, Johannesburg facility cope better with its heavy patient load.Gauteng Health MEC Hope Papo, speaking at an opening ceremony on Tuesday, said the hospital needed to have a fully functional admissions ward as it was one of the busiest hospitals in the country.Papo said the opening of the revamped Medical Admissions Ward 20 would go a long way towards boosting staff morale.“The relatives of patients who are treated at this hospital leave this facility with a clear impression of how their loved ones will be treated. In other words, their experience is guided by the care that their relatives receive.”The Department of Internal Medicine at Chris Hani Baragwanath is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere, with 700 beds.Papo said that despite the fact that Bara was an academic hospital, they continued to experience a large number of Level One patients coming to the hospital.“For historical reasons, patients who are supposed to be seen at clinics continue flocking to this hospital.“We are steadily moving away from that era. We have come up with an enhancement plan, which will be implemented at 20 of our hospitals,” he said, describing the plan as a blueprint to stabilise hospital services in the province.Clinical managers, Papo said, had to ensure that clinicians took more responsibility and accountability for clinical decisions, and for the effective and efficient management and availability of resources. It was important to have reliable, up-to-date and credible information on each of the clinical and other service units in order to make informed service delivery decisions.Papo said Gauteng hade prioritised strengthening management and leadership through increased delegation and authority to hospital CEOs. This would be achieved by empowering CEOs through providing a contingency budget for emergency procurement and delivery of non-negotiable items on an urgent basis to ensure that there were no shortages of critical items.Source: read more