1×1 of Madrid: Courtois, Valverde and Ramos, desert titans

first_imgVALVERDE: Attached to the right wing by Zidane’s tactical mandate, he was still the best in Madrid in the first half hour. It shattered Lodi. He had the best chance in 67 ’to head a Jovic center at pleasure but the shot, which is not his thing, was horrific. His grand finale ended when he had to hit Morata in 118 ’to avoid the rojiblanco goal. A fair red.KROOS: Very uncomfortable and barely present in the actions with the ball stopped. Even the extension did not find a crack through which to cast a distant shot. In 102 ‘he left Vinicius.MODRIC: He was the first to seriously test Oblak’s gloves. The red was played with a strong iron and at the wrong time to Trippier’s ankle. Less bright than against Valencia, but he gave a lesson of pundonor with 34 years.ISCO: He could barely take advantage of his ability between the lines because Madrid could not play between the lines. It was the sacrifice of Zidane, in the 60 ’, to thin the number of midfielders.JOVIC: Like the semifinal against Valencia, he was a castaway. Neither his companions sought him nor the Serbian knew how to find life for himself. But the second part was another movie. Suddenly, in two actions in five minutes, it became a fire that the Atleti did not know how to contain … until it died out on its own. Madrid has a problem in the role of substitute for Benzema.RODRYGO: Zizou used him to open the field and spark a fierce white attack. It was noticed and on his right was the Super Cup in 92 ’but the right was flat and focused on more power. He showed threw asking for a penalty and nailed it through the squad.MARIANO: From fallow footballer throughout the season to Zidane’s surprise element. He left in 82 ’to be a torment. He was and even had a header in the 87 ’he looked for but did not finish finding the Oblak squad. In the second part of the extension he threatened again with the same method and then a rejection forced the Slovenian goalkeeper to show off. The Hispanic-Dominican was a storm in the desert.VINICIUS: Zidane gave way thinking about the second part of the extension, but it was inconsequential. Madrid takes the Super Cup of Yeda appealing this time not to the symphony of the semifinal football against Valencia, in the Arabian derby he resorted to the scimitar and resilience. Off Isco and Kroos, but clinging to Courtois, that inexhaustible source of gasoline that is Valverde and Rodrygo’s insolence, Ramos once again stabbed a dagger into an athletic heart. This time, on penalty, the last.COURTOIS: Follow sweet and play against Atlético does not provoke sentimentality. He did not sting in the trap of Morata, who dropped into one hand at a time, and in the second half he won the game of the athletic striker again with a mitten on a shot near the corner, the best red and white chance. He also appeared in extra time, especially with an incredible hand of pure reflections in a poisoned rejection of Mendy that went inside … In the batch, it was the wall of Jeddah. First to Thomas.CARVAJAL: More pending not to miss anything back, especially after the entrance of Vitolo. He missed the move that cost Valverde the red and took the yellow for engaging in an argument with Savic. Of course, he took responsibility for the first penalty and converted it.VARANE: Much of the fight against Morata fell behind his partner. There was no opportunity to take advantage of the recent success of the French ball.RAMOS: It started with a clamorous failure. In the 13th minute he wanted to play a ball in the white area and left the free ball to Joao Felix, who luckily for Madrid fired out. But history had reserved another hole for him to put his name: this time not head first in the minute ‘Ninety and Ramos’, it was a penalty. With pause, with care, a penalty that was a dagger and gave the Super Cup to Madrid.MENDY: One of his best games, if not the best, as a Real Madrid player. He had his best play in a good dribble trippier stuck to the lime near the break. But the British still looks for him. Much more loose in attack (and accurate) than usual. He saw the yellow one by a blow to Morata.CASEMIRO: He was the only one who posed a threat to a stopped ball, with a very good header on the edge of the break that went over the Oblak crossbar by millimeters.last_img read more

Pelicans’ preferred pace presents dilemma vs. Warriors

first_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry calls from the bench in the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Sunday, May 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — The Pelicans’ penchant for pushing the pace looks more and more like a quixotic mission to out-Warrior the Warriors.That’s been the dilemma for Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry as New Orleans has slid into a 3-1 hole in its Western Conference semifinal playoff series against defending champion Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Although there’d be logic to slowing the game down to limit shooting opportunities for Golden State’s prolific perimeter players, Gentry never saw that option as practical enough to pull off in the playoffs.“We’re going to play at a fast pace,” Gentry says. “I know some would say, ’You’re kind of playing into Golden State’s hands. But this is the way we’ve played the whole season, so we’re not going to all of a sudden try to adjust and do something completely different, because the success we’ve had has been based on playing at a fast pace and being a team that has played the fastest pace in the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We don’t have the ability to all of a sudden change that and become a walk-it-up-the-court team,” Gentry continued. “We’re just going to continue to attack.”The Pelicans found a measure of vindication in Game 3, when the Warriors had an off night shooting and New Orleans won by 19 points. But in Game 4 on Sunday, the Warriors ramped up their defensive intensity, shot better and beat New Orleans by 20-plus points for the second time in the series. Now Golden State can close out the series at home in Game 5 on Tuesday night. LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:14Carpio 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Mayweather arrives in Manila to continue ‘country hop’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Even when the Pelicans’ had DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins playing alongside fellow All-Star big man Anthony Davis in a lineup that revolved around that imposing front-court tandem, New Orleans played relatively fast. They averaged 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, which ranked sixth in the NBA.After Cousins went out for the season with a left Achilles tear in late January, the Pelicans picked up the pace even more. During their final 34 games, they averaged 104.5 possessions per 48 minutes — a faster pace of play than any other team during that span.If Cousins remained healthy, slowing the pace somewhat, and punishing the smaller lineups the Warriors use to greatest effect, would be a more realistic option for New Orleans. But Cousins is not expected back on the court until after next season begins. And whether he’s still with the Pelicans remains to be seen; New Orleans wants him back, but he’ll be a free agent this summer.The Pelicans’ current lineup features relatively young, versatile players who move well and can score from various spots on the floor, such as Davis, guard Jrue Holiday and forward Nikola Mirotic. They also have a point guard in Rajon Rondo who thrives when pushing the pace and quickly identifying favorable matchups in transition, or early in possessions.“After we lost Boogie, we became the No. 1 team in pace and we’re going to continue to be that same team,” Pelicans veteran small forward Solomon Hill said. “For us to change with all the chips on the table would basically be defeating the purpose. If we’re good at something, we’re going to stay with it and if anything, we’re going to try to perfect it.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “If we had Boogie out there, it would be different. We’d slow it down and execute some stuff,” Hill added. “But we’re not going to change for anybody. The way we feel like we can compete at the highest level is to continue to be who we are.”Gentry has always known what he’s up against in this round of the playoffs. He was a lead assistant coach for Golden State’s 2015 championship team before taking the top job in New Orleans.During the 2017-18 regular season, the Warriors ranked fifth in pace, averaging 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, so an up-tempo game was going to take the defending champs out of their comfort zone.Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who was Gentry’s boss back in 2015, doesn’t see the Pelicans’ refusal to slow the pace as stubborn. Kerr sees Gentry doing the best he can with the personnel he has.“You’ve got to do what’s best for your team. You can’t go against your team’s character and change strategy in the playoffs,” Kerr said. “You’ve got to be who you are.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Understanding the Dichotomy in “Being in the Photo” and “Being in the Album”

first_imgBy Senyon Kieh, Sr. (seyon kieh@gmail.com)Musicians, in their entertaining realm, do introduce librettos, which are often appreciated by humankind from divergent perspectives.Admiring a musician’s production is sometimes from the craftiness in wordings or sound beat that generates good dancing. No wonder musicians enthrall hundreds, including leaders around the world.Liberian musicians are not on the sideline in this exploit. New on the ‘block’ and attracting multiple interpretations is Color 4’s “Posed for the photo and don’t see myself in the photo.” Music, bearing largely a literary dimension, is often complex in meaning.So, until the crafters give the meaning, which they often don’t, the audience assigns meanings—and usually from ways each draws a logical conclusion. That is precisely why former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took to “African Soldier’s” music, “Everybody Get Their Area” released during her tenure. Madam Sirleaf and her lieutenants would always pass time from “African Soldier’s” lyrics. Her likeness for the music she extended: “To build roads; that my area. To build schools; that my area,” and so forth. The former President and her group were not, and could not be wrong. That is music.Surely, like Color 4, thousands of Liberians posed for the photo, and can’t see themselves in the photo. He is not wrong either. Here is why.Firstly, what is that photo? Posing for the photo came from a long way—since 2005. It is our leader, our cross bearer, now President George Weah, who bears the camera. We thronged behind him; stood with him and many of us are still concretely connected to him. Our support, our votes and our belief in him got us captured.Many of us are tight in there. But where the difference lies is our leader, the nation’s president, also holds an album in which those from his lenses and others are collectively inserted. So those on the scene and were never captured by his lenses are just in the album, while the rest of us are stored as images and remain tight in the camera’s memory.Those featured from his personal camera shots and others included in the public album combined, unveil our uniqueness as a people.Rightly so, not being in the album is not having your image in the data of the camera. We are there. It depends how one perceives things momentarily.Back to the music, not being in the photo is not a wrong observation, since many other images are not developed for placement in the album. Let it be noted, however, that all images, as stored, can’t be printed and inserted even if we were to delete all visible inside currently.Long since, before president Weah took charge of the public album, while holding firmly the camera, there are those who deleted themselves. They betrayed. Some took to invectives against the camera bearer. If some are in today, it is in the album, with their photos not from the camera they deleted their images. These defectors then and now, know it; like the rest of us.As it is, our collective focus requires watching the scene thoroughly and examining the performance scale of those inserted in the album. Be it from our own camera president Weah possesses or those inserted from other lenses, our evaluation of them all must come from the angle of Liberia first.This is why both our camera bearer and album holder must keep cognizant of the public trust. It takes robustness and vigilance on his part to double-check the works and utterances of the lieutenants to ensure that it is their outputs, not anything else, that keep them on board.Thus, where necessary, as is a routine of any government, swapping of officials and replacement of others must be executed once deemed appropriate from thorough appraisal. And so, being in the album should not be a perpetual placement.Truly stated, it is the multitude who are stocked in the memory of the camera that can better defend, protect and keep it effective, not the few in the album. It was for them and through their blood and sweat the camera got to the point of being the custodian of the album.No personal effort by any of those in the album, at the exclusion of the masses’ unwavering support and resolve, that got us to this magnificent stage. Any thought otherwise manifests the greatest of deception. There is a prevailing scenario that draws us to a clergy man’s recent assertion.Sounding loudly from the pulpit, Reverend George Mombo, Pastor of the Georgia Patten United Methodist Church, openly declared that people in the president’s cabinet are leaking sensitive information to the public. He could be wrong or right. Yet, there seem to be an antecedent in the clergyman’s declaration.Many times, sensitive documents are made public knowledge the soonest of their preparation in government circle. There is something amiss. This is not a statement to take lightly, as reasons abound to surmise there are tainted photos blurring the album.Rev. Mombo’s statement corroborates many other incidents in public places. Unlike in previous governments, the Weah government is the only government in contemporary time that is the object of condemnation, and insults of the presidency during office hours in public offices.Few months ago, it took many hours to beg an employee to delete the recordings of his workmate who reigned insults on the Liberian leader, while in a public office amongst colleagues. These acts are common place in many offices in government. Without support and reliance on people in high places, ordinary civil servants would not engage in these unwarranted acts.Yes, this is unwarranted because while we respect the right to free speech, the abuse thereof is punishable. In fact, there is no law that guarantees anyone to engage in slander, against anyone, including our national leaders.Again, this brings us to the need —an urgent need for adjustment of placement in the album.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Port Kaituma miner stabbed to death at Puruni Landing

first_imgA miner was in the wee hours of this morning stabbed to death while imbibing at the Puruni Landing, Mazaruni River, Region Seven.The dead man has been identified as 22-year-old Errol ‘Glasgow’ Thomas of Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD).Based on reports received, between midnight and 2:30h, the victim and a group of men were imbibing alcohol at Puruni Landing when and argument broke out between him and the suspect. The argument escalated into a scuffle during which the suspect allegedly armed himself with a broken bottle and stabbed Thomas several time to his throat and neck.More details in the Wednesday, July 10, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

‘Next United manager hopefully!’ – Fans react to Gary Neville’s Valencia sacking

first_imgGary Neville has been sacked by Valencia after only four months in charge.The former Manchester United and England star took his first steps into management by taking control of the La Liga side in December, but he failed to replace outgoing boss Nuno adequately.Neville took charge of 28 games, overseeing only 10 victories, and he managed to pick up just 14 points from 16 La Liga fixtures.The 41-year-old only had a contract until the end of the season, and it was expected that he would leave in the summer anyway, but owner Peter Lim has decided to cut Neville loose with eight games of the campaign left.Fans took to Twitter to react to the news that Neville had been sacked, with people calling for him to either be named Manchester United manager, or return to his punditry role with Sky Sports.We collect some of the best responses below… Gary Neville has been sacked by Valencia 1last_img read more


first_imgPSNI officers are investigating a road traffic accident in Co Fermanagh this evening after a collision between Donegal fans and a local driver.A Donegal motorist drove straight on at a set of lights in Enniskillen, instead of taking a mandatory left turn – and crashed into the side of another car.The front of the Donegal fan’s saloon was completely destroyed; whilst there was severe damage to the side of the other car. The incident happened just after 6pm.PSNI officers were quickly on the scene – the crash happened just 100 metres from the town’s police station.“The crash was at a junction where you can only turn left in that lane; and in the other lane you have to turn right,” said one eye-witness.“The Donegal fan went straight across the junction and ploughed into the side of another car. “There was an almighty bang.”No-one was seriously injured in the incident. DONEGAL FANS IN CO FERMANAGH ROAD CRASH was last modified: June 23rd, 2013 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 FANS IN CO FERMANAGH ROAD CRASHEnniskillenlast_img read more


first_imgFifth and sixth class students of Scoil Bhríde in Convoy have some fun dressing in 1960s clothes as preprations continue for the school’s 50th anniversary on the weekend of June 6th and 7th.The village of Convoy is getting set for a huge weekend of celebrations next month with the local National School, Scoil Bhríde Convoy celebrates its 50th anniversary on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of June.The weekend celebrations include a thanksgiving Mass on Friday evening followed by dedication of Garden of Remembrance for past pupils and teachers.School Principal Donal Coyle said the weekend will be one of great celebration in the local community and he urged everyone with links to the school to come along and join in the festivities. “This is a huge celebration for the school, but also for the community and it is one that everyone is invited to attend. We have had so many students through the doors over the past fifty years and it would be great to see people making a huge effort to come bck to Convoy for the celebrations.”The local principal said that the students at the school have been working on some terrific projects to mark the celebration weekend.“There has been great excitement among the present students about this big landmark for the school and we’re hoping that people living locally who have families living further afield will get the message out that everyone is welcome back for what should be a very special weekend.”Mr Coyle explained that a new Scoil Bhríde Facebook page has been set up to carry details of the weekend’s events and he asked people to log on and get more information there. “Among the fantastic events we have lined up is a fun day on Saturday and that will be followed by a Dinner Dance in Jacksons. All are welcome and tickets available in the school. More details are available on the Scoil Bhríde Facebook page and we are hoping to see lots of familiar faces back in Convoy for the celebrations,” Mr Coyle concluded.  CaptionFifth and sixth class students of Scoil Bhríde in Convoy have some fun dressing in 1960s clothes as preprations continue for the school’s 50th anniversary on the weekend of June 6th and 7th. CONVOY GEARS UP FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SCOIL BHRÍDE was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 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:anniversaryconvoydonegalSCOIL BHRIDElast_img read more

Donegal had highest amount of sunshine last month

first_imgDonegal had the highest number of hours of sunshine last month across Ireland.Met Eireann says the highest number of daily sunshine hours recorded last month was 16 at Malin Head in Donegal on May 29.The month of May was hotter and drier than usual for Ireland, with highs of 26.3 degrees recorded in county Clare. Parts of Dublin had the lowest rainfall for the month since 1991, where just 16.8 millimetres came down at Casement Aerodrome.The forecaster also reported that Dublin Airport recorded the most hours of sunshine during the whole month, 224, which works out at just over seven hours per day.Donegal had highest amount of sunshine last month was last modified: June 6th, 2018 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:donegalMet Eireannsunlast_img read more

Kerrykeel girl undergoes successful life-saving transplant

first_imgAs 14 years old Niamh Toland from Kerrykeel underwent her life-saving bone marrow transplant in Crumlin Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, her classmates in third year at Loreto College in Milford staged a fundraiser ‘Neon for Niamh’.24 hours after the transplant Niamh’s mother, Brigid reported that the recovery period is going well and the coming days will be important in the first stage of the rehabilitation programme as the medical team monitors the situation, minute by minute.The Tirconaill Tribune reports the procedure on Tuesday morning began at 9.00am when Niamh’s 12 years old brother, Niall was brought to theatre to allow the surgeons to extract one litre of bone marrow along with the stem cells. As Niall remained under anaesthetic, Niamh was already in theatre awaiting the transplant. All went well and with her family and friends urging her to get well, Niamh and indeed Niall have been in everyone’s prayers and thoughts in Kerrykeel throughout the weekend as the deadline approached.Niamh had been admitted to the hospital last Sunday week to undergo five days of chemotherapy and experienced trauma over the weekend. But the planned procedure was completed successfully with Niamh under intense observations in case of any adverse reaction.This has been a very tough time for the Toland and McGinley families and they’ve been highly appreciative of the support of the local community.Niall is big into football and on Tuesday night his biggest concern was that he will have recovered enough to play for the Mulroy Academy at the weekend. So far he has played 25 games for them and has scored 29 goals… but he is real hero having donated his life-saving bone marrow to save his sister’s life on Tuesday.Fundraising events As Niamh recovers from her transplant she faces a lengthy period of recovery and return visits to Crumlin Hospital for another year.  She will remain in hospital for up to eight weeks. After being discharged, she will have to return to  Crumlin twice weekly for the following ten weeks and this will continue for  a year on a reduced basis.A fundraiser acccount towards Niamh’s rehabilitation is to be opened in the Swilly Mulroy Office at the Bridge in Kerrykeel and a committee will be set up trustees on Monday night.A number of fundraisers have been organised locally. Her third year class of students at Loreto Convent, Milford had a sponsored ‘Neon for Niamh’ on Tuesday and on Friday week (October 11th) in Ripple’s Restaurant in Kerrykeel there is a supper night at eight o’clock and your support will be very much appreciated. Please come early and while there is no door charge, donations are welcomed. Your donation will see you included in a spot prize draw. The music is by Shane McLaughlin and the House Band and it will be a great way of supporting the fundraising.John Og Friel is organising a 25 card drive in the Mulroy Woods Hotel on Friday night, October 25th at 8.00pm and you are asked to contact John Friel for details on 086 3838795.On Saturday October 26th there is a vintage tractor run in aid of Niamh’s fund. This event is in the Church Grounds in Kerrykeel with registration at 11.00am.The man to contact for details is John Ward on 087 7771655. Please support all these events and keep contributing to the gofundme. Niamh Toland  Rehabilitation Fund page to help reach the target figure of €20,000.Kerrykeel girl undergoes successful life-saving transplant was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 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:donegalKERRYKEELNimah Tolandtransplantlast_img read more

Body of 10-year-old boy found in J-K

first_imgA 10-year-old boy, who had gone missing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara, was found dead, police said on Friday. Umar Farooq, a resident of Gulgam area, had gone missing on July 16 and his disappearance triggered protests in the area. The police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the matter, an official said. The body of Umar was found last evening, he said.“A SIT, to be headed by the additional superintendent of police (ASP) Kupwara and supervised by the district senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kupwara, has been constituted to investigate the matter, the official said. He said the police have sought cooperation of the residents for completion of the investigation.last_img