“White collapse in the Bernabéu”

first_imgL’Équipe: “Real Madrid won’t win the 20th Copa del Rey this season”The French newspaper highlights the end of the 21-game losing streak of whites in the Copera defeat against Real: “Real Madrid will not win the 20th Copa del Rey this season. The partners of Karim Benzema and Alphonse Areola fell defeated this Thursday in the quarterfinals against Real Sociedad (3-4) after a vertiginous match. A defeat with which he ends his course in the competition and a series of 21 games without defeat in all competitions. “La Gazzetta dello Sport: “White collapse in the Bernabéu”The Italian media emphasized the defensive errors that cost Madrid the elimination against Real: “A strong blow for Real Madrid, who says goodbye to the first title by receiving four goals against a stunned Bernabéu. The Madrid wrecked due to too many defensive mistakes and the couple’s particularly inspired night ORdegaard-Isak, authors of two goals and two assists in total. The Basques took to the field on an afternoon seasoned with seven seven goals, in addition to repeated emotions and controversy with many clubs (one, picked up by Ramos), two goals voided (one on each side) thanks to the intervention of the VAR and a expulsion. Marcelo, Rodrygo and Nacho’s goals were not enough for whites. “Olé: “Batacazo Real”The Argentine newspaper is blunt in its headline: “Real hit” and highlights the elimination of whites: “Another surprise in the Copa del Rey. Real Sociedad won Real Madrid 3-4 and left it out of the semifinals. In an incredible game, which could be for either of them, the Basques got into the top four. ORDegaard, Isak twice and Mikel Merino scored Real goals. While Marcelo, Rodrygo and Nacho scored for Madrid. “ The world press includes in its headings the elimination of the Real Madrid Cup against the Real Sociedad in the Bernabéu. So, Olé title with “Real hit“, The Gazzetta talk about “white collapse” Y L’Equipe The end of the 21-game losing streak stands out in the elimination of whites. Bild: “Two former Borussia Dortmund players take down Madrid”The German newspaper highlights the goals of two former Dortmund players such as Isak and Mikel Merino: “The followers of Borussia Dortmund will be amazed … Alexander Isak and Mikel Merino eliminated Real Madrid from the Cup. The Real Sociedad won 3-4 in Bernabéu and goes to the semifinals. “The media recalls that Zidane has not won the Cup as coach of Madrid: “Former Madrid star Martin Ødegaard scored 1-0 against his former club, while Marcelo shortened to 1-3. The league leader had a Defensive role in the Copa show and the goals were late through Rodrygo and Nacho for 3-4. The Copa del Rey is not and will not be the Copa Real: Madrid has only won it twice since 2000 and never with Coach Zidane “.A Bola: “Madrid eliminated in a crazy game”The Portuguese newspaper extols the party of ORDegaard and ownership of Militão: “Real Madrid was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey in Santiago Bernabéu by losing 3-4 against Real Sociedad. Éder Militão, a former defender of Porto was chosen by Zidane in the initial eleven of Real Madrid. Martin Ødegaard, a Norwegian midfielder on loan to the Basque team for meringues, opened the scoring on 22 ‘ Y a double from Swedish Isak (54 ‘and 56’) shocked the result in the Spanish capital. Marcelo reduced (59 ‘) before Merino (69’) made the 1-4. In the last ten minutes, Brazil’s Rodrygo signed 2-4 and Nacho (93 ‘) reduced the difference to a minimum, but Real could no longer get the tie. “Globoesporte: “The classification of the Real is more than deserved”The Brazilian medium thus summarizes the Real Sociedad pass against Madrid: “Real Madrid and Real Sociedad had a simply exciting game this Thursday at the Santiago Bernabéu. Madrid lost 1-4, but showed the power of reaction in the last minutes and almost equals the encounter. Anyway, the classification of the Royal Society for the semifinals of the Copa del Rey is more than deserved. The score of 3-4 was fair. It’s Real Madrid’s first defeat at home this season and the end of an unbeaten streak of 21 games. “last_img read more

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Durant, Green lead Warriors past Spurs into second round

first_imgCarpio 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 Spurs assistant Ettore Messina coached San Antonio for a third straight playoff game.“Pop, if you’re watching out there, we love you,” Kerr said. “Our whole team and coaching staff has been thinking about you every day. Your team reflected who you are tonight.”CURRY STATUSKerr didn’t want to guess when Curry might be cleared. The two-time MVP is scheduled to be re-evaluated later this week as he works back from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee that he injured March 23 the same night he returned from a six-game absence with his latest right ankle injury.“We’ll see. We are locked in on tonight. Steph has been coming into the gym every day working and he’s doing his thing and we are doing ours,” Kerr said. “We are just hoping for the best. Not making any predictions.”TIP-INSSpurs: Danny Green was 0 for 5. … San Antonio is 2-8 all-time on Golden State’s home floor in the postseason. The Spurs were swept in the Western Conference Finals by the Warriors last year. … The Spurs shot 37.2 percent, going 7 for 30 from 3-point range.Warriors: Thompson joined Rick Barry (699) and Curry (652) as the Warriors with 600 postseason field goals. … … Durant (3,189) passed Paul Pierce (3,180) for 20th and Kevin McHale (3,182) for 19th place on the career NBA postseason scoring list. … Golden State is 18-2 in postseason Game 5s at home. … Green notched his 38th postseason game with 10 or more rebounds. Thompson swished a turnaround fadeaway as the halftime buzzer sounded and scurried for the tunnel hands raised high in triumph as Curry celebrated alongside his Splash Brother. Thompson hit 11 of 22 shots, his fourth time shooting at least 50 percent in the series.Thompson became the third Warriors player ever to make 600 field goals in the postseason, and Golden State won its 12th straight playoff game at Oracle Arena.Coach Steve Kerr challenged the Warriors to make “simpler passes” — or “keep hitting singles” as he put it in baseball terms — to avoid silly miscues after a sloppy showing in Sunday’s 103-90 loss that forced the series back to the Bay Area.After Golden State committed 16 turnovers and managed only 19 assists in the defeat, the Warriors were far better taking care of the ball with just 10 turnovers while dishing out 25 assists.They used a 13-3 burst in the second quarter to take a 35-26 lead.Green followed up an 18-rebound outing Sunday with another brilliant night on the boards.“One thing we spoke about coming into this series was trying to control the glass,” Green said.THOUGHTS WITH POPThe Warriors congratulated the Spurs for their efforts under the difficult circumstances as Popovich mourns.“What they were going through the last week was awful,” Thompson said. “I can’t imagine how hard it is to go out there and perform under those circumstances.” Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant celebrates a score against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson has rediscovered his shooting touch at the perfect time for the playoffs, Draymond Green is crashing the boards and doing it all on both ends as usual, while Kevin Durant is piling up the points even when not shooting at his most efficient.Now, this All-Star cast might welcome back two-time MVP Stephen Curry soon from a knee injury as the Warriors charge ahead toward the goal of a repeat championship.ADVERTISEMENT The Warriors will face New Orleans in the West semifinals with Game 1 Saturday at Oracle Arena, having smoothly eliminated the Spurs aside from a brief Game 4 blip Sunday at San Antonio. New Orleans, coached by former Golden State top assistant Alvin Gentry, swept Portland in the first round.Durant didn’t have his usual steady shooting night, going 8 for 19 and missing his initial six 3-point tries. That hardly mattered. After a rebound late in the first half, the reigning Finals MVP drove coast-to-coast for a huge two-handed slam that helped Golden State grab momentum.Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and Patty Mills added 18 points with four 3-pointers for cold-shooting San Antonio. Manu Ginobili had 10 points and seven assists in what might have been the 16th-year pro’s final game at age 40.The Spurs fought for and without coach Gregg Popovich, away from the team following the death of his wife, Erin, last week following a long illness.“I think it speaks highly of the character and spirit of this team, of never giving up, of competing until the very end,” Pau Gasol said. “And it was a game and a situation where we easily could have just thrown the towel at different points. But we didn’t. So that’s something that we can be proud of.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Durant scored 25 points, Green led a smothering Golden State defense, and the Warriors held off the late-charging San Antonio Spurs 99-91 on Tuesday night to win Game 5 and advance to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.Thompson had another stellar shooting performance with 24 points, and Green contributed all over with 17 points, a career-playoff high 19 rebounds and seven assists. Golden State looked dominant until the fourth quarter even without Curry — and he could be back soon from a left knee injury.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“Draymond can literally do everything. So these last two games, he’s been rebounding like a beast,” Thompson said. “And his ability to take the ball from the rim and push the break is what sparks the offense so much.”LaMarcus Aldridge converted a three-point play with 1:31 left that pulled the Spurs within 93-89, and then a pair of free throws at 57.2 to make it a two-point game. Green responded with a long jumper at the top of the key then made two free throws with 9.1 seconds remaining. 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MESSENGERS OF PEACE

first_imgAgainst the backdrop of UNMIL imminent departure, the country is once again pressure for peace. Rightly so, opinions are divided among the young people of Liberia, who are rather apprehensive of what the future holds post UNMIL; given the lack of a tangible education, training and empowerment programme.Young people dialogue on the issue of corruption in high places, the lack of trust among elected leaders, others argue that our airport is rather embarrassing, electricity is still a far reach for the poor, water and sanitation for all remains a long distant goal. Another mentioned that the minimum wage is still too low for those fortunate to be employed and there is a high statutory rape. Much more is needed to be done. This is our reality and our cross to carry. According to Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe, during the speech delivered at the closing programme of Rick’s Institute in Virginia, Montserrado County, “Keeping the promise of maintaining peace is an obligation of all Liberians”.UNMIL’s imminent departure provides a new narrative for dialogue on the need to bridge gaps in gender parity and equality. Our reality is a tall order wrapped against an enormous history. The true grit of all security and peace systems would be tested as we finalize preparation for the next Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2017.Young people need to confront the future with courage and commitment to sustainable peace and freedom. Freedom means no fear. And no fear means that we can go to sleep knowing our border frontiers are protected and the doors to our living rooms would not be knockdown by midnight marauders looking to satisfy their greed on the sweats and blood of citizens that our justice and security system is designed to protect.As young people pressure for peace, we should be determined to make a difference for peace. We can start to do this by addressing our value gaps and habits. We can also do this by getting involved. The Country needs to take the rudder from UNMIL and bring the ship ashore. No one is interested in the storms ahead, but getting the ship ashore should be our priority. We would deceive ourselves if we remain blindsided to teething pains or trouble ahead.There is an opportunity for young people to get involved in the next Presidential elections and support core issues around human social security. The pressure for peace is on all of us and the unique challenges following “UNMEXIT” should not and will not deter Liberians from ensuring its stability and security.To promote peace and harmony in Liberia, we should examine the legacy that UNMIL would leave behind and learn from our past mistakes. I would leave this aspect to our experts. The best silver lining and hope for development in Liberia is to grow the youth. We need stronger social and economic growth. Let me take this opportunity to encourage the engagement of young people in holiday programmes. As part of efforts in place to promote peace and the implementation of the UNSCR #2250, Messengers of Peace-Liberia is organizing a month Peace Summer Camp in Monrovia for fifty young people from next week Monday 18 July to 12 August 2016. Until next week, when we continue our dialogue among Peace Messengers-What young people say is their recipe for peace, it is Peace First, Peace above all else. May Peace prevail on earth!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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High school students contest robotics competition

first_imgFour secondary schools on Thursday put their robotics skills to the test in an exhilarating competition to demonstrate what they would have grasped from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) training over the past five weeks.One participant testing his robot before the final presentationRobotics education sessions are offered continuously by the Volunteer Youth Corps (VYC) with 11 secondary schools, but for this initiative, six institutions were specifically targeted.According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation Goldie Scott, robotics education was only added one year ago to their agenda, but there has been an overwhelming response.“The organisation specialises in STEM education, working with high school students and teachers at 11 high schools in Georgetown…This event is another component of our work under STEM and VYC has been working for the last year or so because robotics education has been a relatively new component added. While we work with the 11 high schools, six are ones we had targeted to do robotics education,” Scott indicated.Students interacting during the competitionWith assistance from ExxonMobil, the competition featured students from four institutions – including Tucville Secondary, Dolphin Secondary, Richard Ishmael Secondary and Central High School – who are all from the Grades Nine and 10. They were placed in pairs to produce a practical robot that could perform some exceptional function.For the continuous school programme, the organisation is seeking to source adequate robots and additional components, enabling students to create intricate machines.“This coming year, we’re looking to see that we’re able to strengthen that programme, ensuring that the schools have adequate robots to work with the students. It’s a sign for each school to work with a minimum of 15 students and this programme is continuous,” the CEO related.Scott positioned that such initiatives build innovation and create opportunities in the fields of science. She believes informational communication technology is the way forward in an advanced world.“Our goal is that we can create or build innovation and creativity among our young people and it’s also to help them in choices of career, whether its information technology, engineering or just ICT. The world as we know it today needs students to become scientist, engineers and problem-solving leaders of tomorrow”.Participants were eager to bring their robots to life and compete for a chance to be placed first. They were judged based on four criteria by experienced personnel from the mathematics and engineering fields.Earlier this year, students from a number of schools were given a chance to partake in a country-wide robotics competition, battling among the best to produce an outstanding mechanical creation.last_img read more

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Indian plans to increase scholarships offered to Guyanese – New High Commissioner

first_imgOver the past years, Guyanese have significantly benefitted from several scholarships’ programs offered by the Indian Government but the New Indian High Commissioner, Dr. K. J. Srinivasa has plans to increase the numbers drastically.According His Excellence Dr. K. J. Srinivasa, these scholarships will be provided in various fields, with the hope that more Guyanese grasp the opportunities to benefit from quality education from India.Recently appointed Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr. S. J. Srinivasa“So, we have as you know excellent experts, professionals in Information Technology, in medicine, you name it, in all the various branches. This is as part of our international co-operation programme. We have something called the ITECH –the Indian Technological and Educational Co-operation Programme wherein we give scholarships, short term scholarships fully paid for young students and graduates in this country in various fields in IT, geology, in mining, in agriculture, you name it, there are various courses.”The Indian High Commissioner stated that the scholarship initiative is executed in good faith by strengthening the bi-lateral relations that it already shares with Guyana.He noted that education is a vital part of propelling any nation forward and it is with this in mind that his country is positioning itself to assist more Guyanese students with the chances of securing this much needed form of development.“We are ready to extend that co-operation and we are trying to increase the slots for Guyana. Secondly, we are also going to work on the culture front wherein we can give people to go to India and learn the rich heritage and culture…. we have to work to build the skills and education for the youth of this country. As you know, India is progressing tremendously and it is growing at a rate of 7 percent annually at the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) level, this is all thanks to the impetus that the forefathers of Indian nation gave to education.”Dr. Srinivasa added that this is just the beginning of a series of opportunities that India will be providing to countries such as Guyana, as his country aims to provide assistance in various areas for countries that are in need of it.“You know India and Guyana have been great friends throughout all these years and my brief in Guyana is to further strengthen the bi-lateral relations between India and Guyana. Also to work through the CARICOM Secretariat to strengthen the relationship with the Caribbean nations, the Caribbean Community and India.”last_img read more

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Driving Force gets top award

first_imgFor the fifth consecutive year, one Fort St. John business has received a significant honour.On Tuesday morning, Driving Force was named one of Canada’s 50 best managed companies.- Advertisement -The company provides vehicle rentals, sales, and vehicle leases.Since its creation, it took just two years for the Fort St. John branch to make the top 50 list and has been there every year since.The company was established in 1978 in Spruce Grove, Alta. and now has 10 locations, including the one in Fort St. John, which opened in 2004.Canada’s Best Managed was established in 1993 and is one of the countries’ leading business awards programs. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete in an independent process, which evaluates management practice quality.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hoop du jour with the Running Rebels

first_imgThe Running Rebels Basketball Club of the West San Gabriel Valley are seeking players for their following teams: boys 11 and under, boys 10 and under, girls 11 and under, and developmental division coed ages 6-8. The registration fee is $35. For information call (626) 393-0991 or visit leaguelineup.com/RunningRebelsBasketball. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Video: Arsenal beware! Anderlecht starlet’s top five goals

first_imgAleksandar Mitrovic has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past and Arsene Wenger could regret not snapping him up when his side come up against the Serbian striker on Wednesday.The Anderlecht ace has a prolific scoring record, and this compilation of the 20-year-old’s top five goals should act as a warning to the Gunners ahead of the Champions League tie.last_img

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TOURISM BOOST HOPE AS HOTEL STAFF UNVEIL SANTA’S LODGE

first_imgSOME people just know how to do Christmas – and one County Donegal hotel is hoping its superb line-up will give a seasonal tourism boost to the county. “This Christmas sees the Ballyliffin Lodge transform into Santa’s Lodge – Donegals very own Lapland,” said Breda McGonigle from the top Inishowen hotel.Guests over the next month will be greeted by Santa’s elves. And there will be an on-site Christmas show as well as Santa’s village, complete with story-telling.All washed down with hot chocolate, Christmas gifts and of course Santa, the hotel hopes the massive transformation will be a huge tourism boost for Ballyliffin and Inishowen.TOURISM BOOST HOPE AS HOTEL STAFF UNVEIL SANTA’S LODGE was last modified: November 24th, 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:BALLYLIFFIN LODGE HOTELTOURISM BOOST HOPE AS HOTEL STAFF UNVEIL SANTA’S LODGElast_img read more

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Will insurgency die with al-Zarqawi?

first_imgThe death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may provide a much-needed morale boost to Iraq’s new government. But it is unlikely to end the country’s brutal insurgency. Instead, the death of the most visible and feared terror leader in Iraq simply may give the United States and its Iraqi allies another brief chance to build some momentum toward stability and away from violence. If the effort stumbles, then al-Zarqawi’s death may in the end have no more impact on the insurgency than the capture of Saddam Hussein. The White House seemed mindful of that Thursday, refraining from calling the killing a breakthrough but also moving quickly to try to capitalize on a clear victory after weeks of mounting death tolls. Yet that may exaggerate al-Zarqawi’s relative importance, leading to an impression, deemed incorrect by most experts, that the entire insurgency was orchestrated and directed by a single figure. In fact, more than a dozen Sunni Arab insurgent groups are believed to be operating in Iraq. Several employ tactics just as ruthless as al-Zarqawi but do not share his goal of re-establishing the ancient Islamic caliphate. Whether these organizations operate entirely on their own or take direction from a central leader has long been the subject of intense debate. “Most of the insurgency will not be affected, because al-Qaida is a highly visible and extraordinarily brutal cadre within a much larger group of different insurgent movements,” said former Pentagon analyst Anthony Cordesman. “These groups will not be directly affected by Zarqawi’s death and could be strengthened if his death weakens al-Qaida,” he said. French terrorism expert Dominique Thomas speculated that al-Qaida might actually step up the pace of attacks just to prove it has survived its leader. “While Zarqawi’s death is a symbolic gain for the Americans, I don’t think we’ll see a real change on the ground,” Thomas said. Yet most agree the death could prompt another U.S. and Iraqi effort to try to lure Sunni tribal leaders in Iraq’s Anbar province toward a political compromise and away from the insurgency. Last November, the Americans achieved a breakthrough by persuading those tribal leaders to establish a dialogue with U.S. and Iraqi government officials. As a first step, community leaders dropped their objection to allowing Sunnis to join the police and army. But those moves were undermined by al-Qaida in Iraq, which assassinated key sheiks. If another effort is now made – with al-Zarqawi out of the way – much will depend on the new Iraqi government’s ability to live up to its promises to build a political system that includes all groups, including disaffected Sunnis. The release of about 2,500 detainees, which began this week, appears aimed at bolstering Sunni confidence in the new government, as does the appointment of new defense and interior ministers. “Zarqawi’s death will not in itself end the violence in Iraq,” said the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad. “But it is an important step in the right direction.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2President Bush warned “we can expect sectarian violence to continue,” but he also announced that top U.S. officials would meet at Camp David to map out America’s next steps. Of the militants, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said al-Zarqawi’s death would only “slow them down.” There is no question that al-Zarqawi’s killing was a huge symbolic gain. Because of that, it could provide the Bush administration and the new Iraqi government with an opportunity to seize the initiative from suicide bombers, sectarian killers and other extremists. With al-Zarqawi out of the way and the new government finally in place, some Sunni Arab leaders may be emboldened to resume a dialogue they started last fall – a dialogue that was sunk by al-Zarqawi’s al-Qaida in Iraq. One reason it’s so hard to predict what might happen is that it’s never been clear what role the Jordanian-born terrorist actually played. U.S. officials were quick to draw attention to the brutality of al-Zarqawi and his followers – from their slaughter of Shiite civilians to their beheading of foreign hostages, captured on video. last_img read more

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