Braithwaite, the burning nail

first_imgMeanwhile, in Sport he talked about the Camp Nou reception: “I don’t feel like my soccer looks like Larsson’s, To be honest. But we are similar in one thing: he was a tremendously intelligent player. I don’t know what his mentality was and his way of being, because I haven’t met him personally, but he’s a legend. When I entered the Camp Nou I felt amazing because the atmosphere was fantastic. But I don’t know if that environment is normal here. “ Martin Braithwaite, Last minute signing at Barça after the long-lasting injury of Dembélé, appears as great animator and hope azulgrana for the last twelve days of the League. As oblivious to the pessimism surrounding the club and the messes that arise every day around the team, Braithwaite lives in a bubble and claims to be “one hundred by one hundred” convinced that Barça will win LaLiga. This Friday is the cover of sports newspapers in Barcelona. In the interview with Sports world, it falls apart in praise Messi: “He’s a great boy, He is waiting to help the players. It is helping me to join the team and in the countryside, of course, it’s amazing, it’s nice to see you. I’m sure that as we get to know more and play more time together, Our connection will improve. If it is amazing to see him play in games, enjoy him in training every day, it is even more incredible. I try to learn from him. “last_img read more

Betis change face with Pier

first_imgThe Betis not the same since the arrival of the coach Pier Luigi Cherubino, who replaced in office Antonio Contreras. The former Verdiblanco player has managed to change the direction of the team, which was in decline, to get it out of the red zone and change the feelings completely. “This team is trained to be higher. You have to keep squeezing the girls because they have room for improvement, “Pier said in a recent interview with the Betis media. The numbers speak for themselves. Under Contreras’ mandate, the Andalusian team added eight points in thirteen games played in the League, with seven defeats, five draws and only one victory. Figures that have improved substantially under Pier’s orders. After eight league games since joining the coaching staff, the Andalusian team accumulates twelve points, with three wins, three draws and two defeats. It is worth noting the important points added against direct rivals such as Espanyol (2-1) or Valencia (2-2) and the team’s great participation in the Cup: they eliminated Atlético on penalties and brushed the semis, falling in the quarterfinals against Logroño (1-0). The Verdiblanco coach was very satisfied with his work on the team, which has returned to work after a few days off due to the team break. The Bacon and a derby await the Baetics against their great rival, Sevilla, in the next days of the First Iberdrola. “The work we are doing is being received well. It is improving. The important thing now comes in the final stretch, which is where you have to press the most and improve those numbers. I am convinced since I arrived. I’m not satisfied with saving ourselves and that’s it and more seeing the players out there. We have to aspire to win games, “said PierThe former Betis player stressed that upon arrival he saw that “there was a lack of joy” in the team and has tried to recover that essence, which was also characteristic of Betis de María Pry. “When I arrived, what I did was change my mind and I wanted them to come to train with joy. If you don’t get inside and you know what they feel, you can’t get all their football out, “ Pier stressed, who also confessed to having been forced to change the way he played to get the most out of his players. The Canarian coach seems to have found his ideal system at Betis at 4-1-4-1. “My way of playing is different. I like to play more vertically. I tried it in the first games … But I think that to be a coach you also have to be smart and you should not be closed in a style of play and a way of playing football. You have to focus on what you have and the characteristics of each player, “he said.last_img read more

Wolmer’s runner beats books with eight ones at CSEC

first_imgBrains, and not all brawn, in a big way describes Wolmer’s Boys’ School student athlete, Damani Sulph, who though yet to medal on the sporting stage, has achieved an academic high of eight Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council (CSEC) subjects – all Grade Ones – in the recently concluded exam sitting. Young Sulph got distinctions in seven of his subjects – chemistry, physics, technical drawing, English literature, English language, mathematics and, visual arts, all with straight-‘A’ profiles. For mechanical technology, he got an AAB profile. The teen started Wolmer’s five years ago with much sporting potential, having clinched gold and bronze in the 100 and 200 metres, respectively, at the JISA/Seprod Prep Schools’ Champs. In 2011, as an eighth-grader, Sulph struck double gold in the 4×100 and 4×200 metres, while anchoring at the Gibson/McCook Relays. It wasn’t always smooth sailing, however, as Sulph has been slowed by injury. But as the youngster saw his track progression held back due to persistent injuries, he surged for the ultimate balance with academics. “Once I balance tracks and any sport with my schoolwork it will put me in pole position to get scholarships,” Sulph, who intends to be a top graphic designer, told The Gleaner. “I pay very keen attention, so that when I plan to study after school I have already retained much of the information,” he said, describing his method of balancing school and athletics. Due to injuries, his career hasn’t quite taken off in the way he hopes to at Champs, as he has not yet made it to an individual final. At Wolmer’s, though, he has peers of proven success and notes that 110m World Junior champion hurdler, Jaheel Hyde, serves as inspiration. “I want to achieve a final, at least at Champs, before I leave Wolmer’s, and go through a season injury-free,” he continued. “There were high hopes for me from second form after I got those two medals, and I want at least to live up to the expectations,” he stressed. Sulph will head to sixth form, then college, here in Jamaica or overseas. In the meantime, Wolmer’s Boys’ track coach, Christopher Harley, said he is proud of Sulph’s academic achievements and noted that it speaks well of Wolmer’s sporting and academic philosophy. Outside the classroom, Harley believes Sulph has not maxed out his potential and remains confident that if he overcomes injuries, he can achieve big things. “I don’t get a chance to see Damani at his best on the track side of things, but where discipline and academics are concerned, I have no complaints,” said Harley. “He (Sulph) didn’t get a chance to really showcase himself and to really show how far track and field could have taken him. He has another two years in school, so if he decides to put some work in (athletics), anything is possible,” Harley stressed. The student’s parents, Dwight and Marcia Sulph, are proud of their son’s straight-‘A’ profiles. “We are supportive parents; we always trusted his judgement from prep school days, I support him and I support every student athlete,” Dwight explained. His father describes himself as part of a fraternity that goes to all the track meets. “We support student athletes to ensure they go to class, get to training, and when I go to Stadium East training field to pick up my son after training I pack eight or nine of them (students) into my car to take to Wolmer’s,” he explained.last_img read more

Alleged gun brandishing lands man on remand

first_imgA motorcycle mechanic was remanded to prison on Wednesday by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Providence Magistrates’ Court on a charge of illegal possession of a high powered weapon.Devon AtkinsonDevon Atkinson, also known as “Wild Buck”, of Kitty, Georgetown denied the charge which stated that on July 14, 2019 at Linden-Soesdyke Highway, he had a Bushmaster Carbon 15 AR 15 Pistol in his possession while not being the holder of a firearm license.Atkinson was represented by Attorney-at-Law Siand Dhurjon, who made a bail application on behalf of his client. The prosecution is contending that on July 14, Atkinson was observed by Police officers pulling out the weapon from his backpack at an event outside a popular resort on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. It is also alleged that Atkinson discharged several rounds in the air.Magistrate Latchman remanded the man to prison and the case will continue on August 6.last_img read more

Full Day Kindergarten in S.D. 60 begins this year

first_imgFull Day Kindergarten will be implemented in ten District 60 schools this year.The Ministry of Education made the announcement this week. It is offering 250 Full Day Kindergarten seats in the local school district beginning this September.Seats were determined based on the district’s proposal and its share of total Half Day Kindergarten enrolment as of September 2009.- Advertisement -Schools that will be designated Full Day Kindergarten in September include: Alwin Holland, C.M. Finch, Ecole Central English Program, Duncan Cran, Robert Ogilvie, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Upper Halfway, Buick Creek and Wonowon.Meanwhile, Full Day Kindergarten will be implemented over two years to allow some school districts and independent schools time to plan programs, recruit and train additional teachers, and accommodate expanded kindergarten in classrooms.So, the following schools will continue with Half Day Kindergarten for one more year, and then transition to Full Day Kindergarten in September 2011; Baldonnel, Bert Ambrose, Ecole Central French Immersion Program, Charlie Lake, Clearview, Prespatou and Upper Pine.Advertisement Parents who would like more information about kindergarten programs are encouraged to speak with the Principal at their local school or to call the School District 60 Board Office at 250-262-6000.You can also download the attached form from School District 60.last_img read more

Exclusive – Warnock lost backing from fans, claims former Crystal Palace striker

first_imgFormer Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright believes the sacking of Neil Warnock as manager has come at the right time because he had lost the backing of the club’s supporters.The 66-year-old former Sheffield United boss is the first manager to be dismissed in the Premier League this season, while Palace’s co-chairman Steve Parish is hoping to appoint a replacement “as soon as possible.”Tim Sherwood, former boss Tony Pulis and Tony Popovic are among the front-runners to be named as the club’s new boss.The Eagles last enjoyed a win in November, a 3-1 victory over Liverpool, but have since recorded just two points from their previous six Premier League matches.And Bright, a club ambassador at Crystal Palace, said their Boxing Day defeat to the hands of Southampton at Selhurst Park highlighted the lack of support Warnock received from the stands, claiming the atmosphere was like a “silent protest.”Speaking to talkSPORT, Bright said: “It’s been a long time since someone escaped the month of November without losing their job and yesterday there was just a different feel at the game. We’ve got a noisy set of fans in block B and block C, but it was like a silent protest in the second half.“They [the fans] just went quiet. The drums stopped, the flag waving stopped, the chanting to get behind the team stopped and I thought the silence was deafening.”He added: “You have to give the manager as much support and as much time as you can [but] as you’ve seen the results have been going against Palace.“You need 20 points at the turn [of the season]. Last year Tony [Pulis] had 19 at the turn and he wanted backing in January which Steve Parish and the board gave him.“Five wins in a row catapulted the team to halfway in the table and I think that’s what you’re hoping for this time. Can somebody come in and get everything going?”With just three wins in the league all season Palace have slipped into the relegation zone, but Bright believes the fans’ support can help improve the team’s fortunes.“The timing is right for the fans because you can’t have the fans not getting behind the team and it was evident yesterday when the fans just went quiet and stopped.“You need the fans behind the team [to succeed]. They are a rock, they’ve been sensational.”last_img read more

Real lose to Eibar, day after Ramos hit by anti-doping allegations

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and defender Marcelo could not stop Eibar© AFP ANDER GILLENEAEIBAR, Spain, Nov 25 – Santiago Solari proved the perfect caretaker but his debut as permanent coach of Real Madrid on Saturday ended in a disastrous 3-0 defeat at Eibar. Four wins while in temporary charge earned Solari a contract until 2021 over the international break, only for Real to revert to the kind of chaotic display that cost his predecessor, Julen Lopetegui, his job. The defeat also brought into focus the mindset of Madrid’s players, after their captain Sergio Ramos faced allegations of an anti-doping violation on Friday night from German magazine Der Spiegel. The club denied any breach.Eibar were stronger, more aggressive and, worryingly for Solari, appeared clearer about the plan they wanted to carry out. Marc Cucurella, brilliant down the left, teed up all three goals, scored by Gonzalo Escalante, Sergi Enrich and Kike Garcia.Real’s loss halts their revival under Solari and cost them a golden opportunity to make up ground on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, before the pair face each other at the Wanda Metropolitano later on Saturday.Eibar shoot up to seventh, a reward for their first ever victory over Real Madrid at the 11th attempt.Ramos was not noticeably below par at Ipurua, but perhaps allegations that he failed to list the correct medication after the Champions League final in 2017, proved enough of a distraction for his teammates.Solari, meanwhile, must now reset his team ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Roma, which is likely to decide the winner of Group G.Real started well enough and Gareth Bale looked in the mood when he swivelled and sent a stunning shot into the top corner from 25 yards, only to be ruled offside.Karim Benzema went close, his finish cleared off the line by Jose Cote, but after surviving the early pressure, Eibar grew in confidence.Kike made the woodwork shake with a drive from 25 yards, with replays showing the dipping shot had been diverted by an excellent finger-tip save from Thibaut Courtois.Madrid’s goalkeeper came to their rescue again in the 16th minute, denying Enrich from Cucurella’s cross, but this time Escalante was on hand to bundle in the rebound ahead of the stumbling Dani Ceballos.Referee Juan Martinez consulted the video assistant referee but the delay only earned a repeat of home fans’ cheers.Bale’s free-kick was pushed wide and then he was booked for dissent as Madrid looked to be running out of ideas. Solari gave his first half-time team talk with his team behind, but their situation deteriorated in the second half.Toni Kroos’ misjudged and misdirected crossfield pass exposed  the unfortunate recipient Alvaro Odriozola. Cucurella pounced, pushing Odriozola off the ball and delivering for Enrich to score.Odriozola was forced off injuredFive minutes later it was three, this time Raphael Varane was at fault, allowing Kike to nip in and convert another whipped Cucurella cross.Madrid had more than half an hour to respond but it was Eibar who looked more likely. Fabian Orellana nutmegged Ceballos and drew a smart save from Courtois, before Charles Dias flicked an audacious volley, again blocked by the Belgian. By the end, Madrid were thankful it was only three.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Tottenham star eyes Euro 2015 Under-21s tournament despite expected senior team call-up

first_imgTottenham striker Harry Kane insists he DOES want to play for the England Under-21s at the European Championship this summer.The Spurs forward has been in superb form this season, and is widely expected to be called into Roy Hodgson’s senior squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier with Lithuania, along with the friendly against Italy.But Kane has also impressed for the Under-21s in their successful qualifying campaign for the Euro 2015 tournament in the Czech Republic at the end of the season.And the White Hart Lane favourite has declared himself available for selection if Gareth Southgate comes calling.“Playing for England means the world to me,” he told Drivetime. “It’s something I dreamt of as a kid. I want to win things with my country.“We’ve got Euro 2015 [an Under-21 tournament] this summer and it’s a great opportunity to bring a trophy home for the country, albeit with the under-21s.“Then we can take that into some major tournaments with the senior side. That’s hopefully something I will be able to do.“It’s something I’ve been looking forward to. We’ve had a great campaign, we’ve got a great squad and it would be a great experience.“You see other countries taking it very seriously and we need to do the same thing. If we can win – we can show the others that we have some great players coming through.”last_img read more


first_imgBonners Bar – Mullaghduff.FEATURES: TWO Donegal pubs have been named in a list of Ireland’s cosiest pubs!Bonner’s Bar, which is located in the heartland of Mullaghduff, and Nancy’s Bar which is located in the bustling village of Ardara – were named in the list which was compiled by The Daily Edge. The Daily Edge named their TOP 21 cosiest boozers in Ireland.The popular Donegal public houses actually made the top twelve with Nancy’s placing in seventh and Bonner’s Bar in twelfth.The area in which Bonner’s Bar is situated has been decimated due to immigration with many of the locals that used to frequent the bar now scattered all over the globe.However, the pub has endured the tough times and is one of the most respected and most revered bars in the Rosses locality. A spokesman for Bonner’s Bar said, “As a small traditional family run pub, we are delighted to be recognized as one of Ireland’s 21 cosiest pubs in the national media.“Having been in Bonner’s since 1999 our aim was to keep the unique character of the bar which dates back to 1830, and we wanted to provide good food, good beer, good music and a lovely roaring fire to create the atmosphere of, home from home for the local community, who are the life and soul of any pub.“Although the last 6 years have been very challenging in our industry, we have always remained focused and determined to provide the hospitality that the customer deserves.“We also recently got nominated for Best Chef, Best Casual Dining and Best Customer Service from the Restaurant Association of Ireland so to add one of the cosiest pubs to the list pretty much sums up Bonner’s Bar and as the old saying goes, “keep the home fires burning.”TWO DONEGAL BARS NAMED IN IRELAND’S COSIEST PUB COUNTDOWN! was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Businessmannewslast_img read more