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NCD Governor’s Cup enters day two

first_imgTournament coordinator, Sengelo Skonga, said the tournament has run smoothly so far since it started yesterday.In the results today from Ipi Park at Hohola, Erima Wanderers forfeited NCC Carpets, D8 Mosquito Reds drew with Megusa Brothers 8-8, 2 Mile United def. Bandicoots 14-0, City Redbacks def. Marane Stoneville 12-0, JV Panthers drew with Southern Stars 10-10 and Urban Vikings def. Gordon Lizards 4-2.The finals for the National Capital District Governor’s Christmas Cup will be played on December 31.last_img read more

Calleja: “I expect an Atleti with a lot of energy, the one that sometimes seems to play with twelve”

first_imgGreat streak of results of your team: “We came from a great run, since the game with Valencia we already gave it a spin, but it is true that with Atlético we already made a very serious game, and we already did things well. It was a matched match, a match in which anybody could win, but we already gave a very good level. From there we no longer grow, and as a result of that match we have already made very good matches and we achieved good results. We are going to Wanda to win, since we have not done so never. It is a field in which we have competed, so we want to continue like this, but this time winning. “It is a beautiful challenge: “We face the game with a lot of motivation, it is a challenge and the truth is that we want to continue with our good streak and keep it in a field like that, keep it with a rival of so much level. We aspire to be among the best, we go game by game, but this would be a great victory. “Champions numbers: “We do not make numbers, since it is difficult to know how things will be at the end. The key is to reach the end involved in this fight, with options to reach those places and, from there, we will see. We only focus on the match next, and in the end we’ll see if we have options. “Expect an Athletic with a lot of energy: “I do not expect an Atlético to be locked up, I wait for them with a lot of energy and with everything they have in the field, which sometimes seems to play with twelve. They will go to the opposite field, they will press very hard and they will seek to take advantage of our mistakes. We know that they are lethal and they take advantage of any mistake we have. I do not see them behind, it is a brave team and in their field they will go all out. “What Villarreal expects: “I want us to have personality and not lose our identity. I want a team that has the ball, since that is the best way to defend that we have. We have to face the game from possession, we must have the ball and long possessions, since then we are better. “Win in the Wanda: “The Wanda is a very complicated game, a game that if lost would not mean a stumble, since it would be much ahead. Winning a large team and in that field would be a psychic blow and an important step, but not definitive.”Champions options: “Being in the Champions League is very complicated, you have to be very strong, you have to be very regular, you must be lucky and the rivals are not at their best. It is very difficult to reach those places, but it is a challenge that excites us and a challenge we face and we want to achieve. “ Javier Calleja, Villarreal coach, faces the match with Atlético with “much hope to do something big in a field like Wanda”, and against a “great team like Atlético de Madrid”. A rival who expects “very motivated and euphoric after what they achieved this week”, that energy that ensures “makes it seem that they play with twelve in the field.” He praises those of Cholo Simeone for “his defensive strength, his work as a team and his strength,” but he says they go to the game “convinced that he can win.”Recover injured: “We are almost all, Bruno and Ramiro Guerra would be missing, but we have already recovered those who were touched and who can count on everyone is a great joy.”Alberto Moreno: “Alberto can be one hundred percent, since he has worked very well throughout the week. We were in doubt to see his evolution throughout the week, and it has been good, so if you have to play he will do it at a good level and to which we are accustomed. “They arrive euphoric: “After the victory of the other day against the most fit team in Europe and the one who is best playing, with what it means to win this match and how they did it, it is clear that it is a great mood blow for them and it is a sure plus It was a complicated game and they knew how to play it very well. They demonstrated what they are capable of and therefore I imagine they arrive with the utmost confidence. “Very strong in defense: “The other day they demonstrated all their qualities. It is a team that is very well worked, that in block they do an extraordinary defensive work; a very difficult defensive work. It is a team that is very difficult to score goals, a team that defends with a lot of authority and who has great players for it, which adds that in attack they always have moments and sparks that allow them to be very close to the goal.The individual quality and the ability to generate attack game makes them very dangerous. It is a team that knows how to handle the very tight result and not get nervous, since they know they always have options to win and unbalance the games.last_img read more

Jovic would have skipped the Madrid quarantine to go to Serbia “on prescription”

first_imgSerbian Prime Minister Ane Brnabic has been one of the first people to criticize her: “You have all seen it. The examples of our soccer players, who come from abroad. There he has millionaire contracts. They come here, they ignore the self-isolation when they get home and that is something that our authorities have to study” Brnabic and other leaders have urged all Serbian citizens to refrain from returning home if possible to limit the spread of the virus. However, more than 45,000 people have returned and many have ignored the isolation orders, prompting local authorities to investigate.He too Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, ruled on the matter and, although he did not give specific names, he did assure that all those who are shown to have failed to comply with the quarantine will have to answer to justice: “We have written criminal reports against some of the famous athletes. These people will respond when the court determines that the time has come for that.“he assured. Luka Jovic (22 years old) has gotten into trouble. And quite serious. The Madrid striker has skipped the quarantine and gone to Belgrade, where he has been seen on the streets of the Serbian capital celebrating the birthday of his girlfriend, the model Sofija Milojevic. This attitude would lead him to face harsh consequences in his country and He has received harsh criticism for his behavior. According to the medium Telegraf, Serbian authorities are investigating the behavior of the Real Madrid player. Another Serbian medium, Blic, “Instead of isolating himself, the striker had fun all over Belgrade”, which has motivated the tracking of the striker’s movements through the streets of the Balkan capital.Last week, the Whites declared quarantine status after basketball player Trey Thompkins tested positive.. All the players had to be in their homes and pending the news that the white club indicated. But according to his father, Milan Jovic, in statements he collects Blic, the player arrived in Belgrade earlier in the week. According to another medium, Informer, and also in the words of his father, He explains that Jovic was tested on the Covid-19 and it was negative.The president, Florentino Pérez, and Zidane, the coach, would have given him permission like other foreign players from Real Madrid. That information was explained in the Cope and by Europa Press: the head of the white medical services had granted him permission, by personal medical prescription, to travel on a private flight to Serbia to quarantine at home. What is striking is that the majority of Madrid’s foreign players remain in the capital of Spain …last_img read more

Rafael Nadal, master of the impossible

first_imgSpain’s Rafael Nadal poses with the Mousquetaires Cup (The Musketeers) after his victory in the men’s singles final match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem, on day fifteen of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTIf Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he’d have to amend his belief that death and taxes are life’s only certainties and add a third — Rafael Nadal winning the French Open.The Spaniard secured an 11th title at Roland Garros on Sunday and 17th major of his career.ADVERTISEMENT Nadal wins 11th French Open title, beats Thiem in 3 sets Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Injury miseryHis idiosyncracies are just as charming to his supporters.His picking at the rear of his shorts and mopping of his brow, aligned with his obsessive devotion to lining up his water bottles, are parts of the Nadal DNA.Victory on Sunday moved Nadal to just three Slams behind his great rival Roger Federer who, at 36, is more than four years older.It also reignited the debate over who is actually the greatest player of all time even though the two men have shared the last six majors between them.Nadal’s Grand Slam CV boasts 11 French Opens, three US Open titles, two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open.He has now also joined Federer and Novak Djokovic in passing the $100 million prize money barrier.Tennis has been good for Nadal but he has been just as influential as a key driver of the sport’s growth.He won an under-12 regional crown at age eight and by 12 had captured Spanish and European age-group junior titles.By 15, he had turned professional and, two years later, won his first match against Federer. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ 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’ 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 At 19, he won the 2005 French Open on his debut.It was early in his career when Nadal began his habit of biting the championship trophies he wins.Nadal added Wimbledon crowns in 2008 and 2010, an Australian Open title in 2009 and completed the career Grand Slam in 2010 by defeating Djokovic in the US Open final, becoming the youngest in the Open era (since 1967) to complete the four-event career sweep.And only Nadal and Andre Agassi can say they have a career Grand Slam and an Olympic men’s singles gold medal, Nadal having claimed his in 2008 at Beijing.Nadal added another US Open crown at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York in 2013 and a third last year.Knee injuries have taken a toll throughout his career, costing him nine Slam appearances, and after he failed to even reach a Slam semi-final in 2015 and 2016 some figured his greatest moments were behind him.But Nadal roared into the 2017 Australian Open final, losing to Federer, then captured his record 10th French Open crown in June last year, setting the stage for another title run in the Flushing Meadows fortnight at the US Open in September.Only Nadal, Pete Sampras and Ken Rosewall have managed the feat of winning Grand Slam titles in their teens, 20s and 30s. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “I have doubts every day but that’s good as it makes me work hard with more intensity,” said Nadal last year when he captured his 10th French Open, a year after his latest battle with a wrist injury forced him to withdraw from the tournament after two rounds.That shock exit prompted speculation that Nadal was finished as a heavyweight of the sport.“You have to be humble and accept that you have to work to improve things,” added Nadal.“Life is never clear. If you have no doubts, then you are very arrogant. I am not an arrogant person.”It is that forthright modesty which endears Nadal to his legion of fans as is his respect for opponents, never forgetting to applaud every vanquished foe off court.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced He now has 86 match wins on Paris’ famous crushed red brick against just two defeats in 13 years.Juan Martin del Potro, who was run ragged by the world number one on Court Philippe Chatrier in this year’s semi-finals, was right to state that it’s almost impossible to beat Nadal on clay.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 crownHowever, you will never hear Nadal echo similar brash confidence despite his straight-sets win over Dominic Thiem in the final.Just as happy fishing or playing golf in Mallorca, Nadal is ruthless on the tennis court but disarmingly humble off it. View commentslast_img read more

President Sirleaf Initiates Farm Jobs for 100 Youth

first_imgAbout 100 young people recruited from various communities in Paynesville have been hired to work as contractors at the Community Hope Agriculture Project (CHAP) in Zubah Town, Paynesville.CHAP hired the youths a month ago, to empower them earn incomes through the initiative of Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.It may be recalled that in April of this year, the Liberian president visited the CHAP project and promised to underwrite the cost for labor in an effort to expand CHAP’s works and help some interested young people in Paynesville get little cash to solve domestic problems.“I am impressed that some of the citizens are working to till the soil in the Monrovia and so I stand to support their efforts,” President Sirleaf stated during her visit at the urban agriculture project.CHAP was founded in 2008 aimed at prioritizing urban agriculture to enhance food security in Liberia. The farm land covered about 75 acres but just a very little portion is cultivated with rice and vegetables, due to the damage of the irrigation structures.Speaking to the Daily Observer  Farmer Desk recently in Zubah Town, the youths expressed delight for the opportunity created to work as laborers on the farm.“I am glad that there is job for me here that I find to do for a  living. I am very thankful to Mama Sirleaf for this  opportunity,” said Elijah Yoursee, age 23.Yoursee, a high school dropout, earned his living by crushing rocks in his community prior to the CHAP’s farm work. He said that it is his plan to get more money to enable him further his education in the near future.“We want the President Sirleaf to continue to support the initiative for us to remain here and work,” he said.Farming work is not an interest for many of Liberians youths, especially the young people residing in Monrovia. Many of the youths prefer motorcycling for quick income. But Yoursee said working on the farm will lead him to acquire skills in agriculture to make him a farmer.“Before then, I did not know how to plant rice in the swamp. But it is now that I have learned such a skill,” he added.As for Jonah Brown,   agriculture is important for   young people because it enhances self-employment. “We cannot always expect to get imported food from   Europe and Asia because our country has rich soil to feed itself. It would be good for many of us youths to venture into agriculture,”According to Brown, young Liberians going into farming will help reduce the level of unemployment facing them.Meanwhile, the farm technician of the CHAP project, John Koffeh, said that the president’s initiative has brought some level of relief to  the project.About 25 plots planted with NERICA rice were harvested through the practice of the system of rice intensification (SRI). SRI is a new technology for growing lowland rice,  where less seeds are sown to get more yield.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AFC considering breakaway from APNU for LGE

first_imgThe Alliance For Change (AFC) has announced that there is a possibility that the party may break away from the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for this year’s Local Government Elections.This announcement was made on Monday by AFC Leader Raphael Trotman during a press conference at the party’s head office, where several updates were provided to the media regarding its work.Trotman said, “There is a strong opinion of body within the party that we should go alone.” However, in the same breath, he said that there was another view that the AFC should seek to enter a new accord.AFC Leader Raphael TrotmanThe party leader explained that the Cummingsburg Accord that was signed between the AFC and APNU in 2015 was just to facilitate the General Election and did not include local elections.“We are currently assessing the views of the various party leaders here in Guyana and outside of Guyana, and we would have met with the APNU and other parties to get a sense…and make a decision well before the date is announced for Local Government Elections,” he added.The AFC has, of recent, come under fire for the perceived submissive role it played when it joined forces with APNU. In mid-November 2017, the top leadership of the AFC had decided to revise its governing agreement with its coalition partner. This decision was taken after the AFC – the smaller of the two groups forming the Government – was accused of being coerced by its large partner.Speaking about the discussions surrounding the review of this Accord, Trotman said that it was still on the party’s agenda and it has sought to get some other views to begin the process.“We have, in fact, identified a team that will represent us in upcoming talks, because, like I said, the Accord has a lifespan of a minimum of three years and a maximum of five. And it was geared primarily towards national elections. It was very silent on Local Government Elections,” he explained.The Cummingsburg Accord Review Committee (CARC) has eight members: Dr Vincent Adams, Dr Rohan Somar, Marlon Williams, David Patterson, Joel Edmond, Sherod Duncan and one representative each from the party’s Women for Change and Youth for Change arms.The AFC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has mandated the party leadership to formally write to APNU with regard to the review and revision of the Cummingsburg Accord.Trotman had committed to write to meet with APNU to initiate discussions with regard to the revision of the Accord, which was signed before the last General Election.But several months have passed and Trotman is yet to write APNU. This was made clear by APNU Secretary Joseph Harmon, who said recently that to date, no correspondence was received.This process must be completed by the third anniversary of the signing of the Accord, February 14, 2018.There have been reports that the AFC was not too comfortable with the current Cummingsburg Accord which sets out how the two coalition partners would divide up the Ministries.Under the current configuration of the Government, the AFC received the portfolios of the Prime Minister, Public Security, Public Infrastructure, and the Agriculture Ministries, among others.Commenting on whether the coalition between the AFC and APNU was working well, Trotman noted that the Cummingsburg Accord pact was working well. The AFC leader declined to discuss the contrary aspects of the coalition’s mechanisms, but said the AFC saw areas that should be strengthened.Trotman said despite repeated concerns, the AFC’s membership has been growing and the party would be relying on both new media and face-to-face community outreaches.The AFC is also in the process of raising funds to assist with its run for Local Government Elections.last_img read more

Liverpool star Gomez’s difficult week ends on low note

first_imgGomez was booed when he came on as a substitute in the 7-0 mauling of Montenegro, while Henderson missed it due to a one-match ban.Victory assured England of a place at the finals.“Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez will miss England’s final UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier in Kosovo on Sunday,” read a statement from the Football Association (FA).“Henderson arrived in camp with a viral infection that has not fully cleared.“Meanwhile, his Liverpool team-mate Gomez sustained a knock to the knee in training on Friday and has not recovered sufficiently enough to travel.“The pair have returned to their club meaning the Three Lions will head to Pristina on Saturday with a 23-man squad.”England may have assured themselves of a place in the finals but Southgate wants a win on Sunday to ensure they are seeded in the top six.Sterling is expected to play a role after being dropped for the Montenegro game due to the Gomez incident, for which he apologised.Kosovo will be in the play-offs next March having progressed through the Nations League, so their dream of reaching a first major tournament finals is still alive.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Joe Gomez was booed when he came on in England’s 7-0 thrashing of Montenegro © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 16 – Liverpool full-back Joe Gomez’s rollercoaster week, from the high of beating Manchester City last Sunday to being booed at Wembley on Thursday, ended with him missing England’s final Euro 2020 qualifier in Kosovo due to a sore knee.The 22-year-old — whose Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson also misses the trip to Kosovo with a viral infection — featured in the headlines earlier in the week after City striker Raheem Sterling confronted him at England’s training centre on Monday, the day after Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over City.last_img read more


first_imgRaphoe 1st XI Ladies made the two hour trip to Belfast yesterday to take on Victorians 1st XI Ladies at Queens playing fields.They started the brighter of the two teams with Raphoe exerting a lot of pressure on Victorians in the opening 10 minutes.However Victorains were first to break the deadlock, when a long hit out from the Vics defender, broke through Raphoes high press, giving the Victorains forward a one on one with Raphoe keeper Denise Mc Elhinney. She rounded the keeper and passed to the oncoming forward who calmly slotted the ball into the open net.The momentum switched to the home team but Raphoe dug deep and continued to plug away and with dogged determination won themselves numerous short corners and well placed frees but to no avail. Leanne Patterson was awarded a 2minute sinbin for not retreating the 5 yards and with 10 players Raphoe sat back allowing Victorains into the game but they were unable to break the defence of Victoria Wray, Lyndsey Tinney, Sarah Boal and Arlyne Kilpatrick. The half ended 1-0 to Victorains. After a strongly worded and motivational team talk from coach Richard Tinney, Raphoe started the stronger of the 2 teams.They had great inter-locking play from the back line through to the front putting the pressure on the Vic’s keeper, but she was on form and made some fine saves with the defenders sweeping the ball clear from the incoming danger of the Raphoe sticks.The Victorains captain made some driving runs at the Raphoe defence but with the help from the midfield of Rachel Buchanan, Esther Hume, Sarah Patterson, Leanne Patterson and Shannon Porter they stood strong and the Raphoe keeper was not tested throughout the second half.The equaliser came in the 24th minute, when Esther Hume passed square to Lyndsey Tinney who drilled the ball into the D, where Kimberly Porter met the ball and fired home. Raphoe continued to press with some fine runs down both the left and right hand sides, with the Raphoe forwards of Sabrina Barnett, Kimberly Porter, Katy Love running into space to create holes for their teammates. Vics were rattled and a few players were sin binned for various offences including mouthing at the umpires. The winning goal came 7 minutes from time, when Sarah B passed down the left line to Rachel B who found Shannon Porter open high in the Victorains half. Porter drove the back line and passed to S Barnett who reversed the ball into the net.With Raphoe 2-1 up & Vic’s tiring, Raphoe continued to press, hitting the post and shooting just wide on a few occasions. The last few minutes saw both sides breaking but the game ended 2-1 to Raphoe.Players: Denise Mc Elhinney, Victoria Wray, Lyndsey Tinney, Arlyne Kilpatrick, Sarah Boal, Louise Moran, Shannon Porter, Esther Hume, Sarah Patterson, Rachel Buchanan, Kimberly Porter, Sabrina Barnett, Leanne Patterson, Wendy Patterson.Coach: Richard Tinney.Elsewhere, Raphoe 2nd XI Ladies played Derg valley 2nds at home on the grit at the Royal and Prior. The local derby saw Raphoe come out on top, winning 2-0. Goals game from Helen Lecky during a well worked short corner and from Liffey Mckinney in the dying moments of the game.Next week Raphoe 1st entertain Ballyclare at the Royal and Prior.Elsewhere, Raphoe 2nd XI Ladies played Derg valley 2nds at home on the grit at the Royal and Prior. The local derby saw Raphoe come out on top, winning 2-0. Goals game from Helen Lecky during a well worked short corner and from Liffey Mckinney in the dying moments of the game.Next week Raphoe 1st entertain Ballyclare at the Royal and Prior. HOCKEY: RAPHOE LADIES OVERCOME VICTORIANS IN TIGHT CONTEST was last modified: January 24th, 2016 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:donegalhockeyLadiesRaphoelast_img read more


first_imgEmergency services are appealing to road users to be extremely careful due to icy conditions again today.Roads in many parts of Co Donegal are affected.Motorists using all routes are warned to take care – even major routes gritted overnight. The outside lane at Drumkeen is very slippy as is the Letterkenny to Lifford Road.Met Éireann says an overnight frost saw temperatures in some areas drop to -5C.Many secondary routes and back roads are slippy in places.The cold snap will be over soon, said Met Eireann. An Atlantic front over Ireland this evening will bring rain – and some sleet – but will take temperatures back up. WEATHER WARNING: ICE CAUSES PROBLEMS ON THE ROADS was last modified: February 3rd, 2012 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:donegal weather warninglast_img read more


first_imgA Co Donegal bridge estimated to be almost 150 years old has been torn down and replaced.The bridge at Letterbrick, Cloghan was demolished on Friday and replaced with a new steel structure yesterday. Our pictures show the bridge just hours before it was replaced.The bridge was originally built to take just animals and foot pedestrians but vehicles soon began to use the bridge.Donegal County Council decided the bridge was too dangerous and replaced the bridge.   HISTORIC BRIDGE TORN DOWN AND REPLACED – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: November 11th, 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:bridgeCloghanLetterbricklast_img read more