Samu Saiz: “We must make good the point against Albacete”

first_imgGirona missed a golden opportunity last Sunday to place third in the table and continue to shorten the distance with the second classified, Zaragoza. In spite of this, the rojiblanco costumes are satisfied with the point harvested before the Mirandés in Anduva (1-1) because it allows them to continue with the good dynamics (they already accumulate six games without falling) and outside they have found more regularity because It is necessary to go back until January 19 to see the last setback at home, on day 24 against Tenerife (1-0). The sensations are good and morale increases in the face of an end of course that seems exciting.Pep Lluís Martí is satisfied with the response of the team in Anduva because he disrupted his starting block to give the alternative to players with less prominence in the last duels and although not all responded in the best way, in general they complied. And it is important to highlight Samu Saiz and Jonás Ramalho. Occupied the posts of Borja García, substitute, and Alcalá, sanctioned, respectively, and left good feelings. Saiz was happy for the work done, but could not hide that “we left annoyed because with the 0-1 I think we had the game on track. But we must continue working, be calm and make good point against Albacete in Montilivi. team is prepared and looking forward to doing so, “he started and then explained that “The wind, especially in the first part, did not let play. Although we endure well, strong.” Of course, it was not enough to maintain the result because in the second half, “in an isolated play they tied us.” The two goals of the match came from the penalty spot and the fact of not having managed to endure the 0-1 also left some bitter feeling in Ramalho: “I think we had the game under control and it was a shame that we missed two points. Although it is always positive to add visitors. We thought that the team that scored first was going to take all three points, but it wasn’t like that and now it’s time to prepare the duel against Albacete. “ Girona enjoys a rest day on Monday and it will not be until Tuesday when it returns to work, in La Vinya, to start preparing the game against Albacete. Martí will recover Pedro Alcalá for the axis of the defense, but he will not be able to count on Pablo Maffeo, That will cycle. Montilivi must remain a fortress (in 2020, Girona has not lost at home) to continue dreaming of direct ascent.last_img read more

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Watford confirms that Deulofeu will go through the operating room

first_imgJürgen Klopp’s men conceded their first defeat so far in the league, receiving a blunt 3-0 against a Watford who got three important points in order to achieve permanence. The ‘reds’ were frustrated thus the possibility of finishing the season undefeated in the league and match the Arsenal deed, which in the 2003/04 campaign he became the only team to get it. Gerard Deulofeu must undergo surgery on his right knee after being injured last Saturday in the match against Liverpool. In his official Twitter account, Watford has confirmed that the attacker undergoes a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and a tear in the meniscus. Therefore, and as Pearson announced in the post-match press conference, the Spanish will miss the rest of the season.The action in which Deulofeu was injured occurred during the first part of the game that Watford on Vicarage Road against the Premier League leader, Liverpool. At half an hour of play, the Catalan end collided with the Dutch central Virgil Van Dijk, producing a sharp turn in his right knee. The player of the ‘hornets’ could not get up and had to leave the field on a stretcher and with oxygen.last_img read more

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Pjanic’s last train

first_imgThe Argentine wants players who are at the zenith to help them in the final stretch of their career. That is the case of Pjanic, who with just turned 30 years is a mature player but still in full swing. Positional player, intelligent and capable of moving his team at a leisurely pace as Messi soccer now requires, He has an exquisite touch and a spectacular hit in the direct free kick, although at Barça he would not have too many opportunities to show off with Messi out there.Pjanic was already close to Barça. Luis Enrique wanted to incorporate it in 2016. I knew him from Rome, where they arrived together. In the 2011-12 season, Pjanic had already played 30 Serie A games in which he had scored three goals and had nine assists. Luis Enrique continued his evolution with the giallorossi, but Juventus finally anticipated Barça, who signed André Gomes with the result already known. Barça has approached Pjanic a couple of times (Mundo Deportivo published last week that it came to tell Jordi Mestre, former sports vice president, that wearing Barça was “a dream”, but by then it was untouchable at Juventus This summer things can change.Juventus is interested in Arthur and his sports policy has always prioritized the incorporation of younger players who reach their maximum market price in Juventus, and the departure of footballers who can start the downward curve. Juventus and Barça’s interests could converge. Pjanic likes and is willing to say yes to Barça. Surely, you know it is your last train. As Ace learned, Miralem Pjanic (2-4-1990), a Bosnian midfielder from Juventus Turin, likes Barcelona coaches a lot, who seriously think of him as one of the reinforcements for next season. Logically, for that option to be viable, Operation Arthur would have to move forward. For now, the Brazilian said in a statement that he wants to continue at Barça, but the Barça club has hung the transfer poster and Sarri considers him a talented footballer with more professional career than the former player of Roma and Olympique de Lyon. If Arthur opens up to negotiate with Juventus, the Pjanic option wins integers.The Bosnian, who has played 32 games this season at Juventus (three goals and four assists) has not only been an old dream for Barça. He is considered an elite footballer, reliable and who would offer immediate performance, a fundamental aspect in this Barça that is in the throes of the Messi era.last_img read more

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Work on KC track to begin on Monday

first_img GRATEFUL FOR TRACK Kingston College is following in the path of history by breaking ground for its new synthetic running track at the Melbourne campus on Elletson Road yesterday. They will become the second local high school to do so in one year following in the footstep of Calabar High, which opened its track last January. The new track is being facilitated by Bachelor’s family-headed RuJohn Foundation, which has contributed 75 per cent of the US$400,000 estimated cost of construction. Yesterday’s ceremony was well attended by past and current students, as well as political representatives. Work on the track will begin on Monday and is expected to be completed in late February. Byron Bachelor handed over the initial contribution to Byron Ingleton of Pavecom, the company responsible to start the early work on the project. The track will have a full 100m straight, but will measure 350m in complete length, along with international standard curves. This is not the first contribution from the Bachelors, who a year ago helped in building one of two new basketball courts for the North Street-based institution and Byron, along with wife Ingrid and daughter Christine, were all present yesterday. Byron, who represented Kingston College at the Boys Athletics Championships as a part of the successful medley relay team in 1979, where he ran in the preliminary round spoke about his love for Kingston College and giving back. “While at Kingston College, I was encouraged by George Thompson, then coach, that once you give, you will receive and it is not only when you are wealthy you are to give, as whatever you can give early in your life, it will add up big time after a while; and because of my love for the institution I had no problem to give back,” said Byron, who stated that his daughter, Christina played a great part as she had a secret meeting with Principal Dave Myrie, making it known that she wanted to help. The young Bachelor was very ecstatic about her family’s contribution. “I think this is a great project, and it gives us an opportunity from the RuJohn Foundation to touch a lot of lives. I think there is so much talent in Jamaica in track and field and this gives the kids the proper tools to be able to excel to their full potential,” she said. Myrie was thankful in his address. “I must thank RuJohn Foundation for its major role here, along with all others who have contributed. Special thanks to the Florida Old Boys Chapter, led by Audley Hewitt and all the other Old boys locally and overseas. This will definitely go a far way with the preparation of the track team, as this will guarantee less injuries and definitely will result in optimum performance.” he said Also present yesterday were JAAA president Dr Warren Blake; Juliet Campbell representing Puma; Denzil Wilks – chairman of the Sports Development Foundation; and Michael Vaccianna, board chairman of Kingston College.last_img read more

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Disabled Females Educate Members on Ebola’s Danger

first_imgThe leadership of the Association of Disabled Females International (ADFI) with offices in Slipway, Monrovia, has embarked on awareness and or education for her members on the effect of Ebola virus disease (EVD) across the country.ADFI is not doing the education alone, but in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Gender and Development, Women none-governmental organization Secretariat by creating awareness on Ebola with focus on persons with various forms of disabilities, especially the women.The Association teaching program is spear-headed by its education focal person, Ms. Nancy Tewah Saa. During the exercise, she is to among other things, teach disabled females with simple versions of messages such like, “The Ebola virus knows no one, prevent yourself and your family. Remember the most vulnerable people in our drive to stop Ebola and kick it out.”Other messages include, “Prevent yourself and family members; help to prevent Ebola from persons living with disabilities, because the disabled community is the most vulnerable group in the dreadful epidemic.”Nancy will then break down those messages, signs and or symptoms of Ebola to say, for example, “Des Ebola na wan tu know, so be careful before a do you wok, etc.”“She will also teach the disable women how to measure the chlorine or Clorox (drop) into a particular bucket of water before it becomes usable for the household. This prevention is necessary to avoid overdose of any quantity of anti Ebola materials specifically the liquid type,” ADFI National Executive Director, Meima Hoff, has said.Ms. Hoff is herself visually impaired. She says in their organization drive to work with the females disabled colleagues in the field, they will give out anti-Ebola detergents, antiseptic Clorox, powder soaps as well as variety of food items valued at US$2, 500.The entire education or awareness campaign, according to her, is being sponsored by Funds Global Human Rights (FGHR) for which the ADFI remained grateful.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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UN Campaigns for More Support

first_imgUnited Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is in the vanguard of campaigning and adequately engaging world leaders, on behalf of countries affected by the Ebola virus for more resources and support that will help bring an end to the scourge.Disclosing this last week, United Nations Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous stated that “Currently, the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki- moon, has taken advantage of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly to engage different levels of world leaders and is committed to doing all he can to stop the epidemic.”The UN is also affected by the outbreak due to the presence of UN peacekeepers on mission here,” Mr. Ladsous noted. Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Affairs Ministry’s office last week, Mr. Ladsous said he was in the country to discuss with stakeholders as to how the UN could help in the situation. “I am here to sit with you and the Government on how we can more effectively help the situation,” Mr. Ladsous told President Sirleaf.On behalf of SG Ban, Mr. Ladsous conveyed what he termed as deep feelings of the UN about the current Ebola epidemic in Liberia and other countries in the sub-region, adding that his visit is also intended to express the solidarity of the Secretary-General and to assure President Sirleaf of the UN system’s commitment to help mitigate the risk placed on the hard won gains made in Liberia so far.He reiterated that there is a general agreement that the outbreak is a threat to peace and security in the sub-region and therefore noted that the current mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia may not change because this is not the appropriate time. He assured President Sirleaf that the UN remains on the side of Liberia in the wake of the Ebola epidemic and is prepared to support ongoing international efforts led by WHO and others to contain the virus.He reiterated that the Organization has taken the initiative to mobilize the entire UN system and beyond, effectively to respond to the outbreak with the aim of containing its further spread in the sub-region. President Sirleaf thanked Mr. Ladsous for his visit and recounted previous visits including that of the UN Systems Coordinator on Ebola, David Nabarro and others to help respond to the outbreak. The Liberian leader described the Ebola virus disease as an unknown enemy to the Liberian setting, making it critical to the respond efforts.“Our collective response is yet to catch up with the acceleration rate of the virus thus far, but concrete efforts in strategic partnership with the international community and international responders are now in place to mitigate the situation,” President Sirleaf pointed out. President Sirleaf briefed Mr. Ladsous about several initial measures taken by the Government including the closure of schools, entertainment centers, video club, etc. and noted that cultural and traditional practices also remain at the heart of efforts to break the transmission of the disease.She, however, expressed hope that the end will come soon as there are so many success stories associated with the release of more survivors from the treatment centers across the country. “Our regular healthcare system was hard hit by the outbreak and needs support and attention to be able to respond to the growing number of non-Ebola cases that are also adding to the death rate in the country. We are working with our partners to fully restore regular healthcare, and the UN’s involvement is encouraged,” President Sirleaf urged.She further pointed out that the Ebola outbreak is having serious consequences on the country’s economy. She gave assurance that the government is working with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and others to mitigate the situation now and the post-Ebola period. She informed Mr. Ladsous that the security situation in the country so far remains calm. She pointed out that the desire of training more personnel in the security sector, particularly the police, was on course but now restrained by the Ebola outbreak.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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Prep games to watch

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Boys basketball: Mater Dei vs. Compton at Dominguez High, 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s other I-AA semifinal pits the Monarchs’ Taylor King, a McDonald’s All-American who’s going to Duke, against the Tarbabes’ Demar Derozan, who’s averaging 22 points a game. Girls basketball: Poly vs. Bishop Amat at Damien High, 7 p.m. The Jackrabbits won’t have to face rival Lynwood in the semifinal matchup. But the Lancers are a worthy opponent with 6-foot-3 Candice Brown, one of the top players in the country. Boys soccer: Loyola vs. Wilson at Long Beach City College, 3 p.m. The top-seeded Bruins are just one victory from reaching the Division I final Saturday. Girls soccer: La Habra vs. Mayfair at Bellflower High, 3:15 p.m. The Monsoons, seeded second in Division III, can defend their 2006 co-championship with a triumph. Girls soccer: North Torrance at Valley Christian, 3 p.m. This Division V semifinal will be a homecoming of sorts for Saxons coach Dave Christensen, who coach the Valley Christian boys last year. center_img TODAY Boys basketball: Dominguez vs. Artesia at Gahr High, 7:30 p.m. Two of the best programs in Southern California will square off tonight with the trip to the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA finals on the line. last_img read more

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Pogba, Zlatan return to training ahead of Sevilla clash

first_img0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba took part in training ahead of Manchester United’s game against SevillaLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 20 -Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have returned to Manchester United training ahead of their trip to Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday.They were joined by Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford and Antonio Valencia – who were also absent for United’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round win over Huddersfield on Saturday. United boss Jose Mourinho had previously cast doubt over whether Pogba would be available for the trip to Spain after he missed Saturday’s game with illness.Ibrahimovic has not featured for United since coming off at half-time during their 2-2 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford on Boxing Day due to injury.Eric Bailly, who made his return to first-team action against Huddersfield from the bench, was present at Carrington and could feature in Spain despite not having started since the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in November at Stamford Bridge.Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jones are expected to miss Wednesday’s fixture through injury.United will get their first taste of the Champions League knockout phases since 2014, when they were defeated by Bayern Munich over two legs in the round of 16 under David Moyes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS – ST.MARY’S, CONVOY CLUB NOTES

first_imgBingo continues in the hall at 8.30pm on Tuesdays. Lotto results 5 people Match 2 counties AM,DN,WD,WX D.Young ,J.Young, L.O.Keefe PJ.Bonar Convoy ,JP.Coyle Fanad Next week’s JP €3350Training for Senior Ladies Wed from 7 -8.15 Fri from 7.30 and Sun at 12.30pm. New Players are always welcome.Junior team were beaten away to Red Hughs 0-9 to 0-5 with some great points from Gabrielle Gallagher but it wasn’t to be with too many wides on the day. Best wishes to all our girls and boys starting exams this week.Gaelic for mothers and others takes place on Wed at 8.30pm new players always welcome Well done to all who took part in the fundraiser at Finn Park .Training for Underage continues on Fri evening from 6-7pm.  New players welcome.U 8 were away to St eunans for a blitz well done to all who took part. Next Blitz is at home on June 15th. U10 are away this Sat 8th to Newtown. Details will be given out at training Friday evening.U14 Girls Training Sat Morning at 10am. New players are welcome come along. This is a great way to keep fit and meet new friends.Your Games will over the next week.Reserves won 3-11 to Milford 1-6Seniors were Beaten 0-7 to Milford 1-16GAA NEWS – ST.MARY’S, CONVOY CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 2nd, 2013 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:CLUB NOTESconvoySt Marylast_img read more

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GAELTACHT WHACKED AS GRANTS TO TRAINEE TEACHERS AXED

first_imgTHE DONEGAL Gaeltacht could lose out again as the Government plans to abolish grants for trainee teachers attending Irish language courses.Dozens of trainee teachers have placements in west Donegal each year, bringing valuable income to the area.Conradh na Gaeilge and Guth na Gaeltachta have slammed the decision of the Department of Education to scrap grants awarded to those attending Irish-language immersion courses in the Gaeltacht. The three-week courses in the Gaeltacht summer colleges are paid for on behalf of the student teachers that attend them to improve their Irish-language skills as an essential part of their education degree.Julian de Spáinn, General Secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge, said that the proposed cuts will hit the future teaching of Irish in schools.He fumed: “With schools throughout the country already struggling with serious problems in the teaching of Irish, the Government took a huge step forward in addressing these issues in The 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010 – 2030 by recommending that student teachers should follow a defined programme of language teaching in the Gaeltacht, and indeed that the tuition time and attendance of student teachers who attend such Gaeltacht courses should be increased.”The Teaching Council says the courses should be followed. Mr de Spáinn said: “These recommendations to foster better language awareness and Irish-language skills in our teachers were a huge step forward, but the Department of Education and Skills will take two steps backwards again if they abolish the grant for students attending Gaeltacht courses.”Éamonn Mac Niallas from Guth na Gaeltachta and said that if the Government is looking to save money by abolishing the grants for Gaeltacht courses, the result will be the complete opposite.“The longterm effects of this short-sighted decision will cost the State even more money to put right when future teachers no longer have the standard of Irish to teach the language in our schools,” he said.“Under present circumstances, it is hard to see how trainee teachers will have the means to pay for Gaeltacht courses themselves. Furthermore, these courses contribute greatly to the Gaeltacht economies through the added business for local shops and the employment of Mná Tí, teachers and other workers in the Irish colleges.”Mr Mac Niallas said that it was “particularly disappointing” to see a “total lack of co-ordination” between the various divisions of Government when it comes to the promotion of the Irish language. He added: “This short-sighted cost-cutting measure by the Department of Education and Skills is simultaneously undermining all the good work that they are doing. We thought the Strategy would provide clear direction for the various different State departments and their working partners, but it is obviously not functioning as such at present.”GAELTACHT WHACKED AS GRANTS TO TRAINEE TEACHERS AXED was last modified: February 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Gaeltachtteacher traininglast_img read more

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