Remiro and Oyarzabal did not remember the date of the final

first_imgAlex Remiro and Mikel Oyarzabal acknowledge that they did not remember that this Saturday, April 18, the great final of the Copa del Rey should have been played between their Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao, that Basque derby as unprecedented as it is historical, and that all the fans are already remembering on their balconies. “If I tell you the truth, I had not even remembered that the final was this Saturday, because right now it is not essential, football is in the background and focus on getting this back to normal, because this is a very serious thing, a lot of people are dying and, When everything ends and we achieve it, we will find a date so that everyone can enjoy the final, “says the Eibarrés forward.” Well, I hadn’t remembered either, “added the Cascante goalkeeper. Both shared confidences in the talk with which Real recalled the last game they have played in this Cup, the return of the semifinal in Anduva, from which it has already been a month and 14 days.Oyarzabal couldn’t help but remember Miranda’s game. “The team, the people, the club, the way everyone took it, made us think that we were 90 minutes away from reaching a final, from doing something historic. We had already seen in the first leg the illusion that there was and it was a beautiful game to play, and we faced it with the seriousness and professionalism that it deserved and needed, the same as in the Bernabéu, giving credit to what Mirandés did, “he points out. the eibarrés, who also did not forget the pressure they had in the semifinals. “Being two games away from the end gives you a responsibility and a weight in your body that there are times when you notice. And, after the reception and the good start, it may still weigh you a little more, but it was more not having our day, not being 100% correct. “ That Miranda semifinal is so far the most important game in the realistic captain’s career. “As for what it means, yes. Perhaps personally, in the sense, the debut, the first goal, the first derby, you give them a different significance, but it is obvious that being 90 minutes from playing a final makes you to be in front of a special game. And it was nice, to see how people had turned to us. ” For Remiro the key to the final, when he arrives, is to leave with the same concentration as that day in Miranda. “In a match like that you have to go to death, to leave everything in the field, because that is a matter of attitude and predisposition, so with the quality that we have above having to take advantage of the occasions “. Both remember the anecdote that happened to them with the shirts of that day against Mirandés. “I threw both of that day, of the first and second part. I hope I can save the one for the final, then win it. Hopefully!“Oyarzabal dreamed out loud. The Cascante goalkeeper doesn’t have the semifinal jerseys either.” One I kept and the other I gave to my father. “I’m sure he also dreams of keeping the one for the final that should have been played today. It would be a good sign.last_img read more

Clarkson ‘terribly disappointed,’ vows to support PH in ‘heart and spirit’

first_imgOn Sunday, the NBA released a statement that it did not allow the Cleveland Cavaliers guard to play for the Philippines in the Asiad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The possibility of Clarkson playing for the Philippine team came up in August 2015 when the Cleveland Cavaliers guard even joined Gilas Pilipinas in practice before the team flew to Taiwan for the 2015 William Jones Cup.Three years later, it remains to be just an idea as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas tried but have come up short in tapping the services of Clarkson for several times after either failing to meet the requirements set by Fiba or get clearance from the NBA. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson reaffirmed his commitment to represent the Philippines after failing to get the green light to wear the country’s colors in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.In a Facebook post on Monday, Clarkson vowed to show his support for the Philippine team and stressed his intentions to suit up for the national team in the future.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clarkson was part of the final 12-man lineup but is expected to be replaced by TNT swingman Don Trollano, who joined the national team’s flight to Indonesia Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

Army Chief Denies Claims against AFL

first_imgThe Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Brigadier/General Daniel Ziankahn, has denied rumors that officers of the AFL are engaged in rape, harassment and armed robbery activities in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Since the imposition of the 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew (now 11 p.m. to 6a.m.) by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, rumors emanating from Buchanan have alleged that uniformed, armed AFL soldiers were engaging in rape, harassment and armed robbery during curfew hours.A similar situation is also being reported in Monrovia, where the issue of armed robbery is on the increase. In Monrovia, it is being reported that the robbers are dressed in Army and Police uniforms and usually carry arms.But speaking on a local radio station, Magic FM, in Buchanan last week, when he was asked about the alleged situation in that county, General Ziankahn, refuted such claims. He said officers of the AFL would not be engaged in such acts. They are also stationed too far from Buchanan to surface at night to engage in such activities.The AFL Chief was speaking upon his return from the Timbo River Bridge between Grand Bassa and Rivercess counties, where AFL soldiers are deployed to protect that border after it was ordered closed by the government few months ago.He said the soldiers are operating with only one vehicle and that the distance from Timbo River Bridge is far from Buchanan for such acts. He further indicated that all of the officers assigned at the bridge are on duty together.  “So it is hard to believe that the soldiers could be in that city at night raping and robbing people,” he said.General Ziankahn suggested that people who might have been involved in such acts are those that have access to camouflage and other security uniforms and not necessary the soldiers.“What the public should know is that people are masquerading wearing camouflage and other security uniforms on our streets, and there is no law against this in our country,” he said.Gen. Ziankahn then reminded citizens of Buchanan that every soldier of the AFL is identifiable by the rank insignias worn on their uniforms.  He called on the citizens not to be afraid of the AFL.The purpose of his visit was to inspect the operations of the Joint Security Task Force at the Timbo River Bridge, which includes the AFL, Police, Immigration and the Drug Enforcement Agency.  He warned citizens to respect the curfew imposed by government to contain the Ebola virus.According to the Liberia News Agency (LiNA), in the past weeks, four houses in central Buchanan and Biafra communities have been reportedly terrorized by armed men during curfew, leading to a 27-year-old woman being raped.The most recent report came from Biafra community, accusing men dressed in military uniform of flogging residents during curfew, all of which Gen. Ziankahn said are untrue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WE-CARE Library Marks Liberia’s 169th Independence Day

first_imgWE-CARE Foundation, a local non-governmental educational organization, recently hosted a weeklong celebration marking Liberia’s 169th Independence Day. The activities, which started from July 11 to July 25, were held at the Foundation’s head offices on Carey Street in Monrovia. The program included the identification of the flags of each of the 15 counties; showing documentaries on Liberia and an essay contest among participating students. “Identifying our flags was an exercise where the flags of the 15 counties were displayed for participants to identify. Five of the participants won a book. The documentaries were shown on the 18, 19, and July 25, and featured Firestone and the Warlords (How Big Corporations Influence National Policies); “BlackMarks on White Paper” (The story of former Vice President Bennie D. Warner); “Liberian History from the rule of President Tubman to President Doe”; “Liberia’s Presidents”; “Liberia from 1964-1966”; and “Liberia’s First Female President” (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf). Ending the documentaries was a presentation on‘Liberians who have contributed to the Liberian state by Prof. James Emmanuel Roberts, educator and author, a WE-CARE statement said. The essay contest, the statement said, was for students from grade 7 to grade 12. The topic was, “Liberia’s 169th Independence: What Does It Mean to You?” The first winner was Ansumana M. M. Konneh of James Doe Young High School in Clara Town, who walked away with US$100. The second placer, Lassana A. Jawaraka of Salafiya Grammar School of Front Street, won US$75 while the third place student, Clinton Freeman of Matilda Newport Junior High School of Newport Street, won US$50. The prizes were presented by Mrs. Sia Barbara Kamara of Friends of Liberia. For identifying the county flags, 35 winners walked away with sets of books. WE-CARE Executive Director, T. Michael Weah, said the activities were aimed at joining in Liberia’s Independence Day celebration by educating Liberians about their history, building patriotism in Liberians while promoting literacy, a key component of democracy and WE-CARE’s focus in its educational endeavors.These Independence Day activities, Mr. Weah said, provided the public and the library members with an opportunity to participate in the library as a home to promote literacy and provide access to books and information thus fostering and supporting a reading culture for a well informed society. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea right to let De Bruyne go? Six players that clubs regret letting leave

first_img 3. Mats Hummels: Bayern Munich to Borussia Dortmund – The World Cup winner came through Bayern’s youth academy, playing just one Bundesliga game before joining Borussia Dortmund – initially on loan. The defender went from strength to strength, leading Jurgen Klopp’s side to back-to-back titles from 2010-2012 and he was a pivotal part of the Germany squad that lifted the World Cup in Brazil last year. 6 6 6. Eric Cantona: Leeds United to Manchester United Click the arrow to see more players clubs are likely to have regretted selling – Leeds inexplicably allowed the Frenchman to leave Elland Road for Man United in November 1992. Leeds chairman Bill Fotherby phoned United to enquire about the availability of Denis Irwin, but ended up selling their star performer. Despite some questionable off-the-pitch antics, Cantona enjoyed great success at Old Trafford – winning four league titles and two FA cups. 2. Daniel Sturridge: Chelsea to Liverpool – The Englishman was inexplicably allowed to leave twice, first from Man City to Chelsea on a free transfer. But after struggling to hold down a first-team place – often played out-wide – Sturridge moved to Liverpool in 2013 for just £12m. And the 25-year-old has been in sensational form ever since, bagging 37 goals in just 55 matches in all competitions – including a career-high 24 goals last season as the Reds came agonisingly close to winning the Premier League. 4. Arjen Robben: Real Madrid to Bayern Munich – The Netherlands international never quite found his top form at the Santiago Bernebeu – scoring just 11 league goals in 50 appearances. Robben joined the German champions in 2009 for around €25m and has gone on to establish himself as one of the world’s elite wingers, scoring 68 times in 122 games and winning 11 major honours. 5. Frank Lampard: Chelsea to New York City FC (via Manchester City) – Chelsea’s decision to release their all-time leading goalscorer last summer after 13 years took many by surprise, especially with the Englishman revealing he was to move to the MLS with New York City FC. However, Lampard eventually joined NYC parent club and Chelsea’s domestic rivals, Manchester City, for the season and the midfielder has become a valuable player for the Citizens, even scoring against the Blues at the Etihad earlier this season. 6 Wolfsburg general manager Klaus Allofs believes Chelsea regret letting Kevin De Bruyne leave, after the Belgian’s brilliant form this season.The 23-year-old Belgium international made just three Premier League appearances at Stamford Bridge before being sold to the Bundesliga side in January 2014.A fee of £18m represented good business for the Blues, but with eight league goals and 12 assists already this season, will the decision to let a talented young player who is thriving this season, come back to haunt them.Notable mentions:Gary Cahill: Aston Villa to Bolton to Chelsea – Cahill was never able to establish himself as a regular at Aston Villa and was eventually sold to Bolton in 2007. He moved to Chelsea in 2011, where the central defender has won medals and become a regular for the England national side. How Villa could use him now!Gerard Pique: Manchester United to Barcelona – The Spaniard made just 12 league appearances at Old Trafford before moving back to Barcelona in 2008. He has since gone to lead club and country to unrivalled success.Nemanja Matic: Chelsea to Benfica – Although back at Chelsea now, the Blues let the Serbian leave in 2009 as part of the deal that brought David Luiz to Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho eventually saw the midfielder’s worth and re-signed Matic for £21million last season, and he has established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.Click the arrow to see a list of six current and former players that clubs are likely to have regretted selling or allowing to leave on free transfers and let us know which player you regret your club getting rid of? 6 6 6 1. Paul Pogba: Manchester United to Juventus – The France international managed just three Premier League appearances for United before joining Juventus on a free transfer in July 2012. Sir Alex Ferguson was reportedly unhappy with Pogba’s wage demands at the time, but the Scot’s decision may be one of the worst of his Old Trafford tenure, as Pogba has since established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world. The Frenchman is energetic and powerful and exactly what United’s midfield is missing and a world record fee is being mooted to tempt Pogba away from Turin.last_img read more

Sharks can challenge for KPL title, says Abege

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks forward George Abege celebrates his goal against Sofapaka in the FKF Shield final on October 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – Kariobangi Sharks striker George Abege believes the side can challenge for next season’s Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title after bagging their first ever major crown last weekend in beating Sofapaka to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield.Abege who scored the opening goal and the winner in the 3-2 conquest at the Kasarani Stadium says the team has shown pedigree this season and with a bit of improvement, they can challenge the big boys for the KPL crown. “Always as players you want to move out of your comfort zone and challenge for another thing. That is my target now and for the team as well. We have shown that we can do it and if we keep the same momentum we have had over the last 10 games, we will be a force to reckon with,” the Ugandan forward said.Abege joined Sharks in mid-season from Sony Sugar scoring a few goals for the club in the league but his most important was on Saturday when they won the Shield.This is the second title for the former Nairobi City Stars man who also won the same piece of silverware with Bandari in 2015.“It was a very good achievement because from the beginning of the season that was the team’s target to win something. It was the same thing I was told when I joined and we have worked as a team to achieve this,” noted Abege.Kariobangi Sharks forward GHeorge Abege leads his teammates in celebrating his goal against Sofapaka during the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield final on October 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSharks will now find themselves playing in the ‘big boys’ league’, their Shield conquest earning them a ticket to next season’s CAF Confederations Cup which kicks off on November 27.They will have no time to rest with the league kicking off less than 10 days later while they also have the season opening Charity Cup against league champions Gor Mahia a week to the league’s kick off.Abege though is confident despite having a packed fixture calendar, they will be able to compete in all fronts and most importantly do well in the Confederations Cup with a shot at the group stages.“It is a huge challenge for us but I believe with the kind of technical bench we have and a good team, we will be able to manage through it. This will be my second time playing CAF games and I know what it takes and looking at the team, we will do well,” Abege affirmed.He added; “The most important thing though is picking the necessary experience because we are a young team which is developing.”Sharks are scheduled to return to training within the next one week in preparation for the busy season ahead.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CONFUSION AS TOP HOTEL WEBSITE LISTS ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE AS TOP PLACE TO STAY!

first_imgOne of the world’s biggest hotel websites has mixed up its rooms with its classrooms for Co Donegal.The advert for Letterkenny hotels which pictures St Eunans College!Trivago is a hotel website which receives more than 45 million users each month.It compares prices for more than 730,700 hotels from more than 200 booking sites including booking.com and Expedia. But an advertisement for Letterkenny hotels has mistakenly shown a picture of St Eunans College, the biggest boys’ secondary school in the town.The advert boasts that it has rates for 36 hotels in the Letterkenny area with rooms from €73.Readers are then allowed to compare the prices and guides for the various local hotels.Not surprisingly, St Eunans College is not included on the list of hotels despite its castle-like appearance from the outside. The closest the school came to being a hotel was when it catered for boarders at least three decades ago. CONFUSION AS TOP HOTEL WEBSITE LISTS ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE AS TOP PLACE TO STAY! was last modified: August 20th, 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:donegalhotel websiteSt.Eunan’s CollegeTrivagolast_img read more

Football Falls In Season Opener

first_imgAnother big play led to another touchdown for the Hawks early in the fourth-quarter, taking a 38-28 lead. The Hawks responded with nine unanswered points and took advantage of Bulldog interception to take 9-7 lead into the second-quarter. Sophmore Drew Lauer led the Bulldogs with 79 rushing yards, while Wilkins capped off his day with 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Hawks recovered the ensueing on-side kick and with no timeouts left for the Bulldogs, Quincy ran out the final ticks for the 38-35 victory.Quincy’s Jaylan James paced the Hawks as he led all rushers with 178 yards and two touchdowns. On the first play of the second-quarter, Thibault put the Bulldogs back ahead by completing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Eric Saubert, 14-9. Saubert went on to finish the game with a team-best seven receptions for 95 yards. Box Score DES MOINES, Iowa — Drake University fell to Quincy, 35-38, in the Bulldogs 2016 season opener Saturday evening at Drake Stadium. The Bulldogs managed to cut into their deficit as Menard caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Thibault to make it 28-21 at halftime. The Bulldogs brought it back to a three-point game after one-yard touchdown run by Conley with just 1:27 left in the game.center_img Juinor transfer Grant Kraemer came off the bench to lead the Bulldogs to their only points of the third quarter. Kraemer completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Keegan Gallery to put the Bulldogs within three, 31-28. Quincy extended its lead on the Hawks first possession of the second-half when Grant Huelsmann made a 22-yard field goal to put the Hawks up 31-21. Drake came out of the gates playing aggressive by successfully converting an on-side kick to open the game. Conley Wilkins then bursted for a 24-yard run to ignite the Bulldog offense. Three plays after a 20-yard pass from Cody Thibault to Grant Menard, Wilkins dove into the end zone to score the game’s first points. Quincy didn’t waste anytime responding as Robbie Kelley completed a 67-yard touchdown pass to Eric Poindexter, who led all receivers 165 yards and two touchdowns. The Hawks went on to score in their next two drives to take a 28-14 lead. The Bulldogs travel to Brookings, S.D. to face South Dakota State University on Sept. 10. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SCULPTURE IN HONOUR OF 91 LETTERKENNY MEN KILLED IN WW1 TO BE UNVEILED

first_imgThe Letterkenny Community Heritage Group will unveil a sculpture on the Tuesday evening at 7.30pm at the Cathedral Square to the ninety one men from the Letterkenny area who were killed in WW1.Redmond Herrity who made the sculpture.The sculpture is a work of art by local man Redmond Herrity who himself has a keen interest in the subject and has volunteered his time to the project.Redmond’s Great Grandfather Barney Sweeney fought in the war. The sculpture will be unveiled by Donegal WW1 historian Paddy Harte and local man Johnny Keys from Sentry Hill who lost three Granduncles in the conflict, while a fourth brother was sent home a story similar to that of the Movie “Saving Pte Ryan” .All of the soldiers killed are interred in foreign countries and include the youngest man Albert Mills Knipe, age 17 from Main St and the oldest Jermiah McDaid 46 came from Crieve.The men are buried in France, Belgium, Turkey and what we call today the Middle East.A speech on the war and its effects locally will be delivered by former Army Commandant and military Historian Declan O’Carroll while a list of the men’s names to date will be read out by Kieran Kelly.Brian Walsh formerly of Mount Southwell Place will perform MC for the evening.L.C.H.G. would like to thank all of those who have helped and assisted in the project including the local Churches and former Town Council. The Group also extends a warm welcome to everyone from the town and its local environs and in particular relatives of all those who were involved in the war.SCULPTURE IN HONOUR OF 91 LETTERKENNY MEN KILLED IN WW1 TO BE UNVEILED was last modified: August 18th, 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:Letterkenny Heritage Grouppaddy harteREdmond HerritysculptureWW1last_img read more

For Better Workouts, Head for the Hills

first_imgScience News1 reported on a study by the American Heart Association that shows hiking in the mountains is good for you.  Experiments on people hiking in the Austrian Alps showed that going uphill, the body improves the processing of fats called triglycerides, and walking downhill improves the processing of glucose sugar.  45 volunteers who were “healthy but generally inactive” took part in the study by hiking up a 30-degree slope in Austria 3 to 5 hours per week and riding the cable car down.  After two months, they switched and rode up and walked down.  Each hike was preceded by intake of fats and glucose, and after each hike their blood level concentrations of the substances were measured.1Ben Harder, “Up and down make different workouts,” Science News, Week of Dec. 11, 2004; Vol. 166, No. 24, p. 380.Running on level treadmills is for mice.  Get out and breathe the fresh air and tackle a mountain.  Here’s a picture to inspire you, and here’s an encore.  For more benefits, join the club.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more