Morata dries

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgMorata is the Atlético reference forward. Sin Costa, operated in November of a cervical disc herniation and who returned to Liverpool but will follow a specific plan not to force, so that when he returns he will do it well, in real conditions, to be able to contribute and add, in plan Beast and not Cute kitty, the weight of the goals falls on him. And Madrid is currently Atlético’s top scorer, with 10 goals, seven in the League, two in the Champions League and one in the Super Cup, but almost all concentrated in 2019, not in 2020. That was the face, at this moment the cross lives. Because right now Álvaro Morata is dry: he has only scored a goal in 2020, a goal in nine games (Atlético has played eleven in this period but he did not dispute it due to injury, Granada, and another, against Cultural, for technical decision). It was against Barcelona, ​​in the Saudi Super Cup, on January 9. And of penalty. A drought that seems to torment the footballer himself. The photo is his reaction last Sunday, on the bench, after being exchanged for Cholo Simeone in the 82nd minute. As soon as he arrived he threw an angry bottle at the floor, then put his hands to his face and thus remained a few instants Sore, annoyed. His match was all fight, like everyone else, but little success. The striker, who arrived a year ago, has earned the love and respect of a hobby of which, a part, awaited him to the shout of “Less Morata and more Borja Garcés” for his Real Madrid past. His commitment is impeccable, his work dark every game, fascinating, fighting. But since he returned last February 14 after having suffered a muscle injury in the twin, grade I, in the derby against Real Madrid (February 2) he is slower, with less unchecking. Correa takes the witnessHis return came 16 days after having suffered that puncture in the leg. He had minutes against Valencia and started against Liverpool, the game marked in red on the team’s calendar, the season was going through that round of eighths (as will happen through the lap in Anfield) but only contributed fight, not goals. Correa, second scorer of the team, is currently three from Morata, but while the Argentine has participated in 15 goals (the one with the most team, 7 and 8 assists), the Madrid player has done it in 12 (10 and 2 assists). Taking his witness. While everyone waits for the rain to return to their boots.last_img read more


Richard Manuba Sets for SWAL Presidential Debate

Posted On Jan 15 2020 by

first_imgThe Sports Writers Association of Liberia’s presidential candidate, Richard Manuba was ecstatic about this afternoon’s double debate.First, Manuba will be on Lux FM to expound his vision for the association from 10-11a.m.Second, he will be at the offices of the PUL on Clay Street, Monrovia at 2p.m. where other candidates, including Leroy Sonpon, lll, Martina Brooks and Roland Mulbah will also assemble to debate to convince the members why they think they are capable to run the association for the next two years.At a private gathering yesterday afternoon on 3rd Street, Sinkor in Monrovia, Candidate Manuba officially launched his campaign drive for the presidency.The elections are set for Jan. 24.Yesterday, Candidate Manuba re-echoed his three key areas that he said he is passionate to change SWAL.“I want to make SWAL an institution,” he said, “then seek corporate sponsorship for SWAL.”Candidate Manuba further said his third target will be SWAL members’ welfare.“We (SWAL) must be able to develop its members to get the needed support in times of need.“At the same time I will make SWAL relevance to get its national recognition,” he said.The debate is set at 2.p.m. today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Exceptional turnout at Berbice e-agriculture forum – Min Hughes

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgFarmers, businesspersons and other citizens of East Berbice- Corentyne (Region Six) turned out in their numbers Saturday at an e-agriculture forum hosted as part of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) roadshow.Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the forum achieved its objective of opening the minds of the citizens, particularly farmers on the benefits of incorporating the use of ICTs in their activities.“What we wanted to do was sit with farmers in communities and give them an idea of where the technology is going, what e-Agriculture is about and in a very practical way talk about some of the things that can help them, “she noted.During her interaction with the farmers, Minister Hughes said e-Agriculture will change the way farming is done and will also attract the interest of young people to pursue this field, pointing to drone technology for pest control and crop monitoring.Minister Hughes said the turnout was exceptional and the enthusiasm to learn more about the technology was overwhelming.Secretary-General of the CTU, Bernadette Lewis encouraged farmers to use ICTs to add value to their produce. She also urged the older persons to educate themselves on the new and emerging technologies by visiting the ICT hubs in their communities.Lewis said there are many creative ways of enhancing produce from new packaging ideas to finding non-traditional uses of particular items.There were presentations from representatives of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and WHYFARM- “We Help Youth Farm,” with a special appearance by “Agri-Man.”Agri-Man is a superhero created to promote the benefits e-agriculture and small-scale agriculture practices at the roadshow with the catchphrase, “Plant a tree, Live for free.”Three students of the Bygeval Secondary also demonstrated a technique they invented which shows how to conduct soil testing using microbits. The students, Phyllis Viera, Supriya Jagdeo and Kirti Budgat have plans of developing an automatic sprinkler system that will water plants when low moisture content is detected.A pilot project will soon be conducted with a group of farmers on the use of a marketing app created by local technology company Innosys. The app allows farmers to find suitable and nearby markets for their produce.The East Berbice-Corentyne, e-Agriculture Forum marked the culmination of the six-day inaugural CTU, ICT roadshow and according to both Minister Hughes and the CTU Secretary-General, the event exceeded expectations.last_img read more


Western provinces supporting grain producer bid

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgB.C. has joined Saskatchewan and Alberta in supporting producers in their bid to market their products wherever they choose.If changed, the new regulations would allow producers to decide how they want to market their wheat, durum and barley.Other farmers across Canada and internationally have the ability to choose and B.C.’s Agriculture Minister Don McRae says the Province is standing behind its producers.- Advertisement -The Canadian Wheat Board currently has a monopoly over the sales and following the May 2 election, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz had announced a commitment to ending that monopoly.So far, Manitoba is the only western province against the proposal, citing the potential for job losses and grain farmers being pitted against one another.last_img read more


Long-standing private school to close in June due to hardship

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgThis is the second time in a year that parents have received notification that the school, which is located at 15518 E. Gale Ave., would close. Last year, however, parents were able to raise close to $4,000. The money was to be used to help increase enrollment numbers. It appeared that the school was saved at the point, Lehotan said. But in November, the school announced it was letting go of a teacher as a means to stop the “downward spiral of the financial situation that the school is presently in,” according a letter Landon wrote to parents at the time. Some parents took that as a warning sign of what was to come. “If I would have know that the school was closing, I would have enrolled my child somewhere else at the start of the school year,” said Catherine Distefano, whose 5-year-old son has been enrolled in the school for two years. But they are not going to let the school close without a fight. Parents and staff members have signed a petition, and calls have been made to other churches in search of their support and prayers. Lehotan said it breaks her heart thinking that her children will have to leave their friends and teachers. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Principal Gary Landon declined to comment. The closure will impact 17 preschool children, and 52 students, as well as leave 12 staff members out of a job. “Hacienda Christian School is needed in the community and in the lives of every child who is enrolled,” said first and second grade teacher, Jacqueline Smith. Parents said they haven’t been given an opportunity to adequately respond or help keep the school open. “My daughter asked me that if she told the principal she liked the school, if they would keep it open,” said Jennie Lehotan of 5-year-old daughter, Alyssa. HACIENDA HEIGHTS – Financial strain is forcing a private school that has been in the community for nearly 40 years to permanently shut its doors. Hacienda Christian School announced March 2 that it will no longer offer its preschool through 8th grade services, and it will close on June 15. Parents say they are upset at what seems like an abrupt closure, but administrators say that New Heights Church just can’t afford to keep the school open anymore. “With all the financial circumstances in front of us we have tried many ways to help the school recover financially,” according to a letter administrators sent to parents. “Unfortunately, despite all the efforts the school is not economically viable.” last_img read more


Belgium seal World Cup place, France held by Luxembourg

Posted On Jan 10 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring against Greece on September 3, 2017 © AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKIParis, France, Sep 3 – Romelu Lukaku’s goal allowed Belgium to become the first European nation to clinch qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday as much-fancied France were held to an embarrassing goalless draw by Luxembourg.Manchester United striker Lukaku headed in a Thomas Meunier cross in the 74th minute in Piraeus for the decisive goal in a 2-1 Belgium win that guaranteed them top spot in European qualifying Group H. All the goals came in a frantic five-minute spell, with a low drive by Jan Vertonghen putting Roberto Martinez’s side ahead in the 70th minute.Portuguese-born midfielder Zeca equalised for Greece only for Lukaku to grab the decisive goal — his 10th in seven qualifiers — a minute later.With just two matches remaining, Belgium enjoy an unassailable eight-point lead over second-placed Bosnia and Herzegovina, for whom Edin Dzeko netted twice in a 4-0 win over Gibraltar.Belgium join Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico and hosts Russia in guaranteeing a place at next year’s finals.France’s forward Antoine Griezmann reacts after missing a shot against Luxembourg on September 3, 2017 © AFP / FRANCK FIFEIn the battle for second and a spot in November’s play-offs, Bosnia are now a point ahead of Greece and four clear of Cyprus, beaten 1-0 in Estonia.Three days after a 4-0 destruction of the Netherlands in which they showcased their frightening array of attacking talent, France proved themselves unable to break down minnows Luxembourg, the nation lying 136th in the world rankings.Didier Deschamps’ side, with Kylian Mbappe starting after coming off the bench to score against the Dutch, had more than 70 percent possession and over 30 attempts on goal in Toulouse but failed to find a way through and the final whistle was greeted with a chorus of boos.Antoine Griezmann smacked a 30-yard free-kick off the bar five minutes before half-time while Paul Pogba saw a header rebound off the frame of the goal late on.It could have been worse for Les Bleus, though, as Luxembourg substitute Gerson Rodrigues outpaced Laurent Koscielny in the 79th minute before seeing his shot strike an upright.It is the first time France have failed to win against Luxembourg since 1914 and the only consolation for the French is that they remain a point clear of Sweden at the top of Group A with two games remaining.Netherlands midfielder Davy Propper scores during a FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match against Bulgaria in Amsterdam on September 3 , 2017 © AFP / JOHN THYS“Thursday’s result was important but so was getting three points today, so we’ll need to fight to the end,” Deschamps told TF1.“The last two games will be decisive. We are in a better situation than we were in June, although we are disappointed tonight.”Sweden, who beat France 2-1 in June, are second after a resounding 4-0 win in Belarus with goals from Emil Forsberg, Christoffer Nyman, Marcus Berg and an Andreas Granqvist penalty.– Portugal chase Swiss –Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic (L) and Domagoj Vida go for a header during a FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match against Kosovo in Zagreb on September 3, 2017 © AFP / STRINGERMeanwhile, the Netherlands boosted their qualification hopes with a 3-1 win over Bulgaria in Amsterdam.Davy Propper scored twice either side of an Arjen Robben effort as the Dutch climbed above Bulgaria into third, three points behind Sweden who visit Amsterdam next month.In Group B Switzerland are still on top after making it eight wins from eight with a 3-0 victory in Latvia with Haris Seferovic and Blerim Dzemaili scoring before Ricardo Rodriguez netted a penalty.European champions Portugal are still three points behind the Swiss in second following a 1-0 victory against 10-man Hungary in Budapest as the AC Milan striker Andre Silva netted the only goal.Portugal still harbour hopes of winning the group and qualifying automatically as Cristiano Ronaldo’s side host Switzerland in Lisbon next month.Also on Sunday, Domagoj Vida’s goal gave Croatia a crucial 1-0 victory over Kosovo in a match that had been stopped on Saturday due to heavy rain in Zagreb.The Group I encounter resumed in the 21st minute on Sunday with Vida scoring 16 minutes from the end. The win took Croatia back above Ukraine to the top of the table.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL, LETTERKENNY

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgNEWSLETTERSunday 24th June 2012Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time REPENT AND BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWSSUNDAY 24TH JUNEAn afternoon of Prayer and Healing with EDDIE STONES will take place in the Cathedral this afternoon from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.THE WORD WAS MADE FLESHSATURDAY 30TH JUNE (from 3 pm – 6 pm),You are invited to an afternoon of PRAYER, PRAISE, REFLECTION AND CHALLENGE in the Cathedral with JOYEL a married, full-time Catholic Evangelist.A HEALING AND RENEWAL RETREATA Healing and Renewal Retreat will take place at Ards Friary from Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July. It is an opportunity to be healed from wounds. The retreat is given by John Pridmore and St. Patrick’s Community. You are invited to experience a more personal relationship with God.DRIVERS WANTED! Would you be willing to give a neighbour a lift to Sunday Mass? The Parish Pastoral Council would like to set up a pool of volunteer drivers to help parishioners, who might otherwise not have the opportunity to attend Mass. If interested, please give your name, address and telephone number to the Parochial House. Please state which Mass you normally attend. Your help is appreciated. Parish Notice-boardPhone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200Email: steunanscathedral@eircom.netSUNDAY ~ 17th JuneMasses: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm and 6.30 pmBaptisms: 1.30 pm in the CathedralSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 7 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAY8 am ~ Ann Sweeney10 am Mass ~ ®No 7.30pm MassSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmTUESDAY8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~ ®No 7.30 pm MassSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openBaptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at 8 pm on Tuesday 26th JuneLegion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am MassLegion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School –7 pmDivine Mercy Prayer in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmWEDNESDAY8 am Mass ~10 am Mass ~ Johnny GallagherPius X Adoration Chapel is openMother’s Prayer Meeting in Loreto Convent – 8 pmCathedral Choir Practice in the Conference Centre – 8 pmNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pm THURSDAY8 am Mass ~10 am Mass ~ ®St Pius X Adoration Chapel is openCharismatic Prayer Meeting in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmFRIDAY8 am Mass ~10 am Mass ~7.30 pm Mass ~ See Mass Intentions belowSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmSATURDAY10 am Mass ~ John Saddler (Month’s Mind Mass)7.30 pm Mass ~ Vigil for SundayConfessions: 12 noon to 1 pm and after 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSt. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366 MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAYNellie Peoples ~ Jim Collins and the deceased members of the Collins familyALTAR SOCIETY ROTA FOR JULY6th July ~ M. Doherty, M. O’Donnell, E. Gallagher, Sr. Elizabeth13th July ~ C. O’Donnell, A. Scanlon20th July ~ S. Gillen, R. Foley, S. Daly, K. McBride27th July ~ M. Bonner, K. Gallagher, H. Ferry, C. PattonSanctuary Cleaning on Monday 2nd July at 2 pm. Your attendance would be appreciated.If you would like to catch up with what happened in the 50TH INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS which took place in Dublin last week, watch the liturgies, listen to the music, read the homilies, hear the personal testimonies that were given, then log on to http:/saltandlighttv.org/iecTo fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances;to seek Him the greatest adventure;to find Him, the greatest human achievement St. AugustineSt. Gabriel’s Pre-school, Convent Road, Letterkenny (below Scoil Colmcille) are holding their ANNUAL GARDEN FETE on the pre-school grounds on Tuesday 26th of June from 3pm to 5pm. Bouncy castle, Face painting, Raffle, BBQ & much more. Everyone welcome.An Interdenominational Service for the YOUNG AT HEART CLUB will be held in the Social Centre, Oliver Plunkett Road on Tuesday 26th June at 8 pm.. A Social evening hosted by the Committee will take place after the Service.The next meeting of ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY is on Friday 29th June at 8 pm in the Pastoral Centre. Everyone welcome.A few seats have become available on the DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA from 10th – 17th July. For further details contact Mena on 9121748.BE A VOICE FOR THE UNBORN – This year’s All Ireland Pro-life rally will take place in Belfast on Saturday 7th July. A bus will leave Cathedral Car Park. To book contact Michael on 087 29222499 or Tony on 91 22559.CATHOLIC LITERATURE ~ Catholic values are not offered by the secular media. The answer is a Catholic paper in every home. Papers and Booklets are available from the bookstand at the back of the Cathedral.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL, LETTERKENNY was last modified: June 22nd, 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:letterkennyLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRALlast_img read more


TRAGIC INISHOWEN PENSIONER TO BE BURIED TODAY

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgThe last person to be killed on Donegal’s roads in 2013 will be buried today.Tragic pensioner Maura Porter died just before midnight last Monday hours after she was struck by a car just 150 yards from her home in Churchtown, Carndonagh.Ms Porter will be buried following 11am funeral mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Carndonagh. A man in his 40s, the driver of the car which struck Ms Porter, was not hurt.The Inishowen pensioner, who was 7o, was the 13th person to be killed on Donegal roads in 2013.TD Charlie McConalogue paid tribute to Mrs Porter whom he knew well.“She was one of life’s wonderful people,” said Deputy McConalogue. “Her death is a huge tragedy for her family and the entire community.” TRAGIC INISHOWEN PENSIONER TO BE BURIED TODAY was last modified: January 3rd, 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:CarndonaghkilledMaura Porterroad deathslast_img read more


Brand South Africa launches Play Your Part School Activations

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgTshwane, Atteridgeville, 15 May 2018 –  Inspired by the need to promote active citizenry amongst South African Youth, Brand South Africa – the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s Nation Brand reputation, is launching nationwide school activations.Brand South Africa in collaboration with the renowned comedians Goliath and Goliath, who are also Play Your Part ambassadors, will be running a series of masterclasses aimed at grade 11 and 12 learners. The objective is to promote innovation and entrepreneurial culture under the theme “Play Your Part, turn your ideas into currency”.The Play Your Part masterclass will promote entrepreneurship in order to culminate a spirit of business minds at an early stage. Commenting on this initiative, Brand South Africa’s General Manager of Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela said: “This initiative comes at a time when the citizens are hopeful of a new dawn, when a spirit of contribution is the new song, particularly post the state of the nation address speech by the honourable President Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, now known for its call to action #Thumamina which means send me”.The county’s vision articulated in the National Development Plan speaks of a South Africa we have remade, a South Africa that is economically prosperous and, a South Africa that is admired globally. This vision will come to life when each and every one of us play our part especially the youth, who are future active custodians and contributors to economic growth.The digital campaign launch will take place on 15 May 2018 and the actual activation will take place at Dr WF Nkomo Secondary School in Atteridgeville, 16 May 2018 from 12- 3 pm.Follow the conversation on #PlayYourPart #GetInvolvedlast_img read more


No need for pink ball to draw spectators for Test matches: Sehwag

Posted On Nov 21 2019 by

first_imgFormer India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday said there was no need for innovations like introduction of the pink ball to draw the spectators for Test matches as people will automatically come to the ground when good teams take the field. (Anurag Thakur rules out 15-day window between IPL and domestic calendar)Averring that it was every young cricketer’s dream to represent his country in Tests, Sehwag said the longest format of the game poses the real test for a player.”The Test format is very good. There is no need to change. You don’t need to introduce the pink ball to draw the spectators. (India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4: Saha fifty helps India set NZ a target of 376 runs)”If good teams like Pakistan, Australia and England come, people will come to the ground automatically and support,” Sehwag said while participating at a panel discussion on the occasion of the Sportstar’s book launch on India’s 500 Tests. (Watch: Kohli, Thakur set an example for Swachh BHarat Abhiyan)He said the future was bright for Test cricket in India. “This I can say, looking at the coach and the Indian team.”The real test for any cricketer lies in Test cricket. It is every young cricketer’s dream to play Test matches . The future is good,” he said.India head coach Anil Kumble, who also took part in the panel discussion, called upon cricket buffs, and stakeholders to desist from discussing the “death” of Test cricket.GLOBALISATION OF TEST CRICKETadvertisement”I’ll urge every cricket lover, opinion makers and various stakeholders to stop discussing the death of Test cricket. I’m sure people would have spoken about the death of Test cricket probably even during the times of Kerry Packer,” he said.The legendary leg spinner said though the Test format is facing challenges with youngsters now growing up watching T20, the present bunch of players love Test cricket.In this context, he spoke for the need of globalisation of Test cricket.He said though the match attendance might have gone down in Tests, its supporters has gone up with the arrival of the social media.”The social media is a great platform to promote Test cricket. You don’t need to sit through six hours. There’s notification on smartphones through which you can follow Test cricket,” ehs aid, exuding his conviction that Test cricket would survive.”if all of us keep on talking about the death of Test cricket, then ultimately it would happen,” he said.The Sportstar also announced a Dream Team of 15 led by Anil Kumble.The team: Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Vijay Hazare, V.V.S. Laxman, Kapil Dev, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Anil Kumble (captain), Zaheer Khan, Vinoo Mankad, Bishan Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna, Javagal Srinath and Virat Kohli.last_img read more