LaLiga Santander co-leaders Barcelona and Madrid back in action along with Valencia city derby

first_imgAdvertisement bsk3hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsw3e5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elz7bz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7b8mmWould you ever consider trying this?😱7ogCan your students do this? 🌚cxr90Roller skating! Powered by Firework LaLiga co-leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid headline another round of intriguing fixtures including Valencia city derby and relegation six pointer at Butarque.Advertisement  Third-placed Sevilla remain right in a historically tight title race with Basque side Athletic Club and Real Sociedad also showing championship form through recent weeks, while this weekend’s games should also help clarify the situation towards the bottom as we move towards the winter break.Advertisement  The action begins with Villarreal hosting Atletico de Madrid and both teams looking for a lift after disappointing defeats last weekend. This has traditionally been a tricky fixture for Diego Simeone’s men, with two draws and two Villarreal wins over the last four seasons.Advertisement  Saturday’s action begins as Real Madrid host RCD Espanyol with the two teams currently in very contrasting form. Los Blancos’ current LaLiga topscorer Karim Benzema has six goals in his last six games against Los Periquitos, including a superbly taken double last January. Granada’s form has faded recently after their fine start and they now sit 10th, with equal number of wins as defeats [six] and goals scored and conceded [20]. Saturday’s visitors to Los Carmenes are D. Alaves, whose strike pair Lucas Perez and Joselu are both in excellent form. Saturday’s city derby between Levante and Valencia should be a cracker, with the teams currently separated by just three points and three places in the LaLiga table. Los Granotas are strong at home with four wins and just one loss in seven outings, while Los Che are formidable on the road, so a match in the spirit of last season’s entertaining 2-2 draw looks a distinct possibility. Newly crowned Ballon d’Or 2019 winner Lionel Messi will lead Barcelona out at the Camp Nou against RCD Mallorca, having either scored or assisted 10 of his team’s last 13 LaLiga goals. The Balearic Islanders have yet to pick up a point away in 2019/20 but did pick up a creditable 1-1 in this fixture in 2010 when Messi also scored. Sunday features Eibar team looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone after three straight defeats hosting a Getafe side dreaming of Champions League qualification after 11 points from their last five games. In even better form are Athletic Club who have taken 13 from the last 15 points available to climb to fourth in LaLiga, ahead of their trip to Real Betis where Los Verdiblancos have been specialising in grabbing late winners in recent weeks. Real Valladolid have slipped downwards while not scoring across their last three LaLiga fixtures, and now host Real Sociedad who have found the net in all but one of their 15 games so far. History suggests the points might be shared however following four consecutive draws in this fixture. Leganes at home to RC Celta is a huge game at the bottom of the table. Both teams have improved recently under new coaches Javier Aguirre (Leganes) and Oscar Garcia (Celta), but still remain in the drop zone with just one win each across their last six LaLiga outings. The final game sees Osasuna back at El Sadar where their historic 31 game unbeaten run ended a fortnight ago, with the visitors being a Sevilla team who remain right in the title race having a LaLiga-high 16 points already away from home this season. Watch LaLiga Santander this weekend live on Facebook Watch. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Wild ride for Murdoch teams as division rivals skate to a pair of draws

first_imgHowever, before the period ended Dylan Tappe scored his second in as many nights beating Cody Boeckman in the Leaf nets.Greg Nickel increased Nelson’s lead with a power play goal in the second.But Tyler Peltram and Sean Collins scored three minutes apart late in the third to force overtime.In the extra frames Nelson struggled to get going after starting the period down two players due to rash of penalties.Once Nelson resumed full strength, the offence took over out shooting the Braves 16-7 for a game advantage of 67-38.MURDOCH NOTES: Nelson lost captain Colton Schell after the Leaf forward was hit with a five-minute high sticking major followed by a game misconduct. Schell leads the Leafs in penalty minutes with 110. The next Leaf is injured center Matthew Naka with 75. . . . Nelson lost the services of Blake Arcuri in the third when the Leaf defenseman left the game with a concussion. The Leafs also lost the services of defenseman Cam Weir, who was forced to leave the game after being cut. . . .Nelson returns to action New Year’s Eve when the Beaver Valley Nitehawks visit the NDCC Arena for a 2:30 p.m. start. . . .In Castlegar, Diego Bartlett scored a power play goal with 3:17 left in the third period to spark the Rebels to the 2-2 tie. Aaron Petten scored the other goal for Castlegar in the second while Kurt Black and Riley Brandt replied for Beaver Valley. The Hawks out shot the Rebels 44-37. Zach Perehudoff for the Hawks and Jordan Gluck for the Rebels were in goal. In the wild, wild Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, anything is possible — like two ties on the same night.Nelson Leafs played most of the overtime shorthanded, but still managed to hold onto a 3-3 tie against the Braves Saturday night in the Lilac City in a game that had more twists and turns than a drive to Ainsworth Hot Springs.Meanwhile, three hours to the north the Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were battling to a 2-2 draw in the Sunflower City.The result means no change in the Murdoch standings allowing the Leafs to maintain a four-point advantage over the Rebels and remain six in front of the surging Nitehawks following weekend action.In the Lilac City the Leafs looked to improve on a lackluster win Friday against the Braves and got the start they needed scoring twice in the opening 13 minutes.Carsen Willans opened the scoring on the power play before Kyle Wilkinson scored his first of the season.Wilkinson’s goal forced Spokane coach Mike Bay to switch goalies, substituting Matt Zenzola for starter Julian DiFilippo.last_img read more

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Sister Laurene Memorializes Angie Brooks with a Biography

first_imgSister Mary Laurene Brown, President of Stella Maris Polytechnic – a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning, and author of many textbooks and other publications, is already one of the nation’s most outstanding daughters.True to form, she has done it again by writing and publishing a book about another eminent Liberian woman, Madam Angie Brooks, the first African woman to be elected President of the United Nations General Assembly. Entitled Dr. Angie Brooks-Randolph, Liberia’s Phenomenal National and International Servant, the book traces Angie Brooks’ upbringing in her native Brewerville, Montserrado County to her graduation from Brewerville’s Lott Carey Baptist Mission. Methodist at birth, she became a Baptist because of her connection with Lott Carey. She returned to Lott Carey to teach, then to become its consultant and later its Superintendent.She was born on August 24, 1916, the second of 10 children of Thomas Joseph and Theresa Ellen Brooks, a Vai-Mandingo-Gola woman. Angie married Counselor Richard A. Henries and bore him three sons before the marriage ended in divorce. President Tubman awarded her a scholarship to enter Shaw University, North Carolina, United States of America, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Social Science in 1949. She later matriculated to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she studied Law, earning a Bachelor’s in 1952. She returned to Shaw 10 years later for her Doctorate in Law, and later did graduate work at the Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the University of London.Returning to Liberia, Angie was appointed Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice. She also became professor of law at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia.In 1954 President W.V.S. Tubman appointed her on the Liberian delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. With her distinguished background in law, she soon began to prove her mettle, not merely as a member of the Liberian delegation. Her colleagues in the UN international family soon began calling her “our Miss Brooks.” Soon, she was elected Vice Chairman of the Fourth Committee, Trust and Non-self-Governing Territories, nominated by her predecessor from Iraq, seconded by the United States. The Committee took care of the affairs in 79 dependent territories.In 1962 Ms. Brooks was elected Chairperson of the UN Commission for Ruanda-Urundi. Two years later, in 1964, she was chosen as Chairperson of the UN Visiting Mission to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. In 1965 she was elected Vice President of the Trusteeship Council and elected its President the following year, the first African, during which she oversaw the independence of Togo, Cameroon and other countries.In September 1969 she attained the pinnacle of her stature at the UN, when she was elected President of the UN General Assembly, the second woman and so far the first and only African woman to hold that position. According to Sister Laurene, “Angie Brooks received the coveted gavel as President of the United Nations General Assembly on September 16, 1969.”There are three reasons why we accord this Editorial space to Angie Brooks. The first is in recognition of her outstanding service and achievements in this most important world body, the United Nations—the first and so far the only African woman to do so.Second, we wish to join Sister Laurene in highlighting Angie Brooks’ phenomenal story to Liberians, in particular young Liberian women, and help inspire them to take seriously their studies and everything they do in life and aim high and push for the moon.Thirdly, we write this Editorial as a sincere commendation and thanks to Sister Laurene for writing and publishing this book on this outstanding Liberian woman, Angie Elizabeth Brooks-Randolph. It is our hope that Sister Laurene’s effort in giving us this book will inspire other Liberians to look around Liberia, observe people, developments and events, past and present, and muster the foresight, courage and determination to write their own books about them.Sister Laurene has shown us that there is a serious and urgent need for Liberians to write and tell their stories to the world. Our Monday Editorial, which dwelt on the theme of History, articulated the urgent need for Liberians to write on their history, their culture and everything Liberian and African.In this bold attempt, Sister Laurene has proven that it can be done. We pray that her work will inspire other educators, other women, other scholars and other Liberians to write, write, write and help our people better understand themselves, their people, their country, its institutions and things Liberian and African.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Public called on to review spill prepareness documents

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — Citizens, stakeholders and First Nations are asked to share their thoughts on a new intentions paper around the Province’s spill preparedness and response.“We recently introduced amendments to the Environmental Management Act that will, if passed, establish the basis for our world-leading spill preparedness and response regime to move ahead,” said Mary Polak, Minister of Environment. “Now is the right time to re-engage all British Columbians as we build a new path to best prepare and respond to spills.”The document poses a series of questions on topics such as spill reporting, response times, sampling and monitoring, spill contingency planning, geographic and area response plans and recovery.- Advertisement -It builds on previous public consultation on two other spill intentions papers, released in 2012 and 2014. The previous consultations helped the Province amend the Environmental Management Act – which is before the Legislature right now.British Columbians can share their thoughts on the proposed requirements for spill planning and preparedness online until the end of June.last_img read more

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AC Milan turn to Gattuso to bring back glory days

first_img0Shares0000Fallen Italian giants AC Milan named combative former player Gennaro Gattuso as their new boss on Monday after sacking Vincenzo Montella, the Chinese-owned club said © AFP/File / FABRICE COFFRINIMILAN, Italy, Nov 27 – Fallen Italian giants AC Milan made combative former player Gennaro Gattuso their new boss on Monday after sacking Vincenzo Montella following a disappointing start to the season.The seven-time European champions released Montella after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday left them seventh in Serie A, 18 points behind leaders Napoli. In 39-year-old Gattuso, the Chinese-owned club have turned to a member of one of their most successful sides, but he has little coaching pedigree.Milan thanked Montella for his efforts and said in a statement: “Management of the first team is entrusted to Gennaro Gattuso.”Gattuso made a total of 468 appearances for AC Milan between 1999 and 2012, winning a reputation as a rugged defensive midfielder and earning the nickname “Rino”, on account of his verbal raging and rampaging playing style.He won the Serie A title twice and helped Milan to Champions League glory on two occasions.Gattuso was such an integral part of Marcello Lippi’s line-up when Italy clinched the 2006 World Cup in Germany that he was named in FIFA’s team of the tournament.AC Milan have not finished higher than sixth in any of the last four seasons in Serie A but new Chinese owner Li Yonghong funded a 230-million-euro ($270 million) signing spree in the summer.Leonardo Bonucci arrived from Juventus for 38 million euros in an eye-catching move, while Portuguese player Andre Silva came for a similar sum from FC Porto and Hakan Calhanoglu was signed from Bayer Leverkusen.But even with those reinforcements, Montella failed to put the club that was once the jewel in former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s business empire in contention for a Champions League place. He leaves after 17 months at the San Siro.– Slapped Ibrahimovic –There will be heavy pressure on Gattuso, who has always had a controversial edge — he once slapped the then Ajax striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the back of his hand.On another occasion that his temper spilled over, he infamously grabbed Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan — greying and 26 years Gattuso’s senior — by the throat before head-butting him, picking up a heavy UEFA ban.Gattuso spent a season at Walter Smith’s Rangers before joining AC Milan and won the Scottish double alongside English midfielder Paul Gascoigne.Since retiring as a player he has been working within the AC Milan structure as youth team coach after a stuttering coaching career elsewhere, with short stints at Sion in Switzerland, at Palermo and Pisa in Italy and at Greek minnows OFI Crete.With Juventus now the main force in Italian football and Barcelona and Real Madrid dominating Europe in recent years, Gattuso faces a huge task to restore Milan to their former heights.He was a key cog in the team featuring Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo and Filippo Inzaghi which won the 2003 Champions League by beating Juventus on penalties.He was on the losing side in the dramatic 2005 final in Istanbul when AC Milan blew a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Liverpool and then lost in the penalty shootout, but he got his revenge two years later when Milan beat Liverpool in Athens.He made 72 international appearances for Italy.Milan also face a fight to convince UEFA that they comply with financial fairplay regulations designed to prevent clubs from overspending.In order to meet the criteria, Milan are gambling on making a sharp increase in profits in China. For that, they need to qualify for the Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Everton and Southampton keeping tabs on unsettled Juventus ace

first_img1 Everton and Southampton could offer a home to unsettled Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah.The versatile Ghana international can play on the left-side of defence and has played for club and country in the centre of midfield too.The 25-year-old has made three Serie A appearances so far this season but it is the three league matches he has spent glued to the subs bench that have edged him toward a move away from Turin.Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring his situation, according to reports in Italy.Everton have had a harsh start to the season with injuries hitting midfielders Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas and James McCarthy while Southampton are still rebuilding after a number of players left in the summer. Kwadwo Asamoah last_img

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CONFIRMED: Rafa Benitez to leave Napoli as Spaniard set for Real Madrid

first_img1 Rafael Benitez has confirmed he will leave Napoli at the end of the season – paving the way for the Spaniard to become Real Madrid’s new manager.Benitez has been heavily linked with the Bernabeu post following Carlo Ancelotti’s departure earlier this week.Former Real president Ramon Calderon told talkSPORT on Tuesday that the 55-year-old is “99 per cent certain” to take charge of the club.There has been no oficial confirmation from Real yet, but Benitez’s announcement he is to leave Napoli after this weekend’s clash with Lazio points to a deal being done.Madrid-born Benitez spoke in a press conference alongside Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Thursday, and said: “My contract with Napoli was a two-year deal. A contract that will end on Sunday after the game against Lazio.“I want to thank the club, its president and the fans for what you have done for me. I want to say goodbye to this club and I want to end my cycle here with a victory and a place in the qualifying round of the Champions League.”Benitez, who began his coaching career with Real Madrid’s B team, has been away from Spain since 2004, when he left Valencia to take the helm at Liverpool.“The first thing is the distance from my family,” the 55-year-old said.Benitez considered remaining for a third year at Napoli, however.“A few weeks ago I spoke to my wife to try to convince her, but then I told (Napoli president) Aurelio (De Laurentiis) that it would not have been an easy task,” he said.“He had to look ahead and so did I, we will try to win until the end.”Napoli won the Coppa Italia under Benitez in his first season but the current campaign got off to a rocky start when the club lost to Athletic Bilbao in the qualifying stages for the Champions League.The Naples outfit still have a chance to achieve a top-three finish with a victory at home to Lazio on Sunday night and that would put them back into the Champions League qualifying round.Benitez has been one of the biggest coaching names in football for more than a decade as he led Valencia to two Primera Division titles, back-to-back appearances in the Champions League final and a UEFA Cup crown.He also steered Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2005, where his team staged a major comeback in the final to stun an Ancelotti-led AC Milan.Benitez also won the FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup while at Liverpool.The veteran has never been short of work opportunities.He coached Inter Milan in 2010 but was sacked three months into the Serie A season.Benitez also led Chelsea to the Europa League title in the 2012/13 campaign before joining Napoli.De Laurentiis is not surprised that Benitez is leaving.“Rafa told me immediately after he agreed to stay on last summer that this would be his last campaign because his family wanted him nearby,” he said. “I want to thank Rafa, a coach that I really wanted two years ago.”Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced the club will appoint a new coach next week and that the priority would be to hire a Spanish-speaking manager.Landing Real’s top job would be the biggest challenge of Benitez’s career. Rafael Benitez last_img read more

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DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – COACH RORY WARNS OF MAYO’S ATTACK

first_imgDDTV: He’s he most popular Fermanagh man in Co Donegal ever. And that’s not just because he moved here – it’s because as No2 to Jim McGuinness he has been part of the team which has taken our county to only its second ever All-Ireland final.But Rory Gallagher knows a tough battle lies ahead.And he warns of the serious threats Mayo pose to Donegal in the final this Sunday.Click to play   DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – COACH RORY WARNS OF MAYO’S ATTACK was last modified: September 19th, 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:DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – COACH RORY WARNS OF MAYO’S ATTACKlast_img read more

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Liverpool accept bid for Pedro Chirivella

first_imgLiverpool youngster Pedro Chirivella is set to leave the club after it emerged the Reds have accepted a bid from Norwegian side Rosenborg for the player.Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce claimed the two clubs have agreed a fee of £2.4million with a potential rising to £3.5m for Chirivella. huge blow REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware 1 The win over Manchester United appears to be Chirivella’s final game as a Liverpool player possible standings LATEST LIVERPOOL NEWS RANKED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won #LFC accept a fee of £2.4m potential rising to £3.5m from Rosenborg for Pedro Chirivella.— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) July 29, 2018Chirivella, 21, was signed by the Reds as a youth player in 2013 but only made a handful of first-team appearances.He has featured in Liverpool’s pre-season tour of America this summer, including their 4-1 victory over Manchester United in Michigan on Saturday night. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

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DONEGAL WOMAN ON MISSION TO TELL NEW ZEALAND ABOUT OUR SPECIAL ‘SECRET’

first_imgA Ramelton rugby fan has become a one-woman tourist machine to promote the links of one of the world’s most famous sportsmen and her home village.Marie Sweeney has armed herself with 5,000 brochures to tell all of New Zealand about the links between the Donegal and All Blacks legend Dave Gallaher.The well-known Ramelton woman is a bit of an expert on Dave Gallaher and his connection with Donegal. And she is hoping the brochures will encourage tourists from New Zealand to flock to Donegal thanks to the informative brochure.The brochure, which was co-ordinated by Sharp Design, tells the entire story of the boy who left Donegal as a five year old to become the first captain of the world’s most famous rugby team.The brochure also includes a list of well-known Donegal companies and sporting organisations including McDaid’s Football Special and The Bridge Bar.Marie said “There is such a great story to be told and I think the people of New Zealand, where Dave is a real hero, will want to know all about Ramelton. “I plan to go out there and tell as many people about the connections between the two countries as possible,” she said.DONEGAL WOMAN ON MISSION TO TELL NEW ZEALAND ABOUT OUR SPECIAL ‘SECRET’ was last modified: September 28th, 2011 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:DAVE GALLAHERMARIE SWEENEYRAMLETONlast_img read more

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