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League of Nations returns

first_imgBut Luis Enrique is League of Nations yet it is too far. Because first we will have to dispute the Eurocup, tournament for which Spain will prepare thoroughly from the end of this month. The coach will give the list of the summoned for the friendly versus Germany (Thursday 26, Wanda Metropolitano) and Holland (Sunday 29, Amsterdam Arena) on Friday 20. It will be the last call before the definitive with the 23 chosen for the Eurocup, which will arrive in May. That is why it is very possible, sure, that Luis Enrique speaks today in Holland more about the immediate than about the League of Nations, for which there will be plenty of time.What now occupies the coach is to solve the enigma in the goal, with Kepa ignored, From Gea pointed out and Pau deteriorated. In addition, Luis Enrique has to decide what to do with the plants, where only Sergio Ramos is fixed, whether or not you keep your bet with Cazorla and if it is worth the Villarreal front (Gerard Moreno and Alcácer) as spearhead of the National Team in the European Championship.Then, if you have a while, you will start thinking about the League of Nations, in which Spain will debut in September. The LIGA A drums of the Nations League.ACE Luis Enrique reappears this tuesday in Amsterdam to attend to the draw for the second edition of the League of Nations, a tournament that Spain went through without penalty or glory in its debut, which coincided precisely with that of the Spaniard in his first stage as coach. A hundred Eurocup days, which is what mainly occupies and worries Luis Enrique, the only thing that restless of the League of Nations is el possible crossing with Cristiano Ronaldo, potential rival of La Roja. Holland, England and Sweden They are also possible rivals of the drum 1.Spain too will share group with a selection between Bosnia, Ukraine, Denmark and Sweden (those of hype 3), and another country between Croatia, Iceland, Poland and Germany, which won the downgrade in the first edition of the League of Nations but to which the UEFA has recalled with a timely change of format.last_img read more

Historic sweep by trainer DaCosta

first_imgSEEKING MY DREAM, who won five races and a record $14.2 million in stakes in 2015, was earlier this week voted ‘Horse of the Year’ by a 17-man selection panel comprising representatives of the press and CTL officials.Winner of the Cal’s Jamaica derby and the inaugural running of the $13.5 million SVL Diamond Mile on December 5 – the two richest races on the calendar – SEEKING MY DREAM, a chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 :Horse of the Year’ and Triple Crown winner Alsafra, spearheaded a historic sweep by 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, whose horses won all the major awards.Owned by Member of Parliament Derrick Smith and bred by Sherman Clachar and Norman Gordon, SEEKING MY DREAM not only won five races from 10 starts, but was never worse than second in the others, including the 2000 Guineas, St Leger and Caymanas Invitational Mile on Superstakes Day.SEEKING MY DREAM was also named Champion 3-Y-O, Champion Middle Distance Performer and Champion Local Bred Horse, among other major awards. He received 14 votes from the committee members and PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, two.DaCosta also swept the board with PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, who was named first runner-up to the ‘Horse of the Year’ as well as Champion Stayer and Champion 4-y-o and up, while stable-companions POKER STAR copped the Champion Sprinter award for owner Alexander Haber and FUTURE KING the Champion 2-Y-O award for co-owners Alfred Lee and Jeffrey Mordecai, who also came good with their grade one campaigner, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR.The ‘Horse of the Year’ Committee also named Harry Parsard (30 wins) as the Most Improved Trainer, ahead of Donovan Plummer (19 wins), Neive Graham, and Marlon Anderson (17 each), and Robert Halledeen the Most Improved Rider after finishing second to Shane Ellis in the jockeys’ standings with 72 winners.The other champions of 2015, determined by statistics, are as follows: DaCosta (champion trainer); Shane Ellis (champion jockey); Elite Bloodstock Limited (champion owner); Linton Steadman (champion apprentice); Kharim Hall (champion groom); HAM Stables Limited (champion breeder); Traditional (champion sire); and Alsafra (champion broodmare).last_img read more

Pacers-Pelicans postponed over concerns about roof leak

first_imgWorkers mop the court during a delay for the start of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. The game was under a delay due to moisture falling from the rafters onto the court. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed after nearly two-hour delay because of a roof leak that briefly allowed rain water to puddle near one of the foul linesWhile Smoothie King Center crews fashioned a fabric catch basin in the rafters to stop water from dripping on the court, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said coaches and players on both teams didn’t want to risk an injury in the event the make-shift fix didn’t hold up for the duration of Wednesday night’s game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Pyeongchang Olympics begin with mixed doubles curling 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Officials have not yet announced when the game will be made up.Rain fell on and off throughout the day in New Orleans, but water on the court did not appear to be an issue during warmups.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentscenter_img Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

‘Competitive Spirit Compromised by Corruption’, Says Baptist Prelate

first_img“The educational crisis in Liberia is becoming a crisis for the entire economy, thus endangering our country’s ability for a brighter future. As such, there has to be critical awareness of our social reality through reflection and actions where we have observed that people nowadays use their connection to acquire higher positions rather than worth (value) the merit,” the president of Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention (LBMEC), Rev/Dr. Olu Q. Menjay has observed.According to Dr. Menjay, a fundamental problem in the Liberian culture today is that too many people want to bypass the small assignments and are attracted right to the big jobs—jobs with the influence and prestige; jobs with huge budget and massive financial benefits.Dr. Menjay is also the vice president of Baptist World Alliance and Principal/Chief Administrative officer, Ricks Institute and Assistant Professor at Mercer University, Macon Georgia, USA. He spoke recently on the theme; “The Emergency for Relevant Education in Liberia,” when he delivered a keynote address at the 25th Commencement Convocation of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEZU) held on their Vincent Town campus along the Bomi highway.During the ceremony, inadequate sitting capacity compelled both the parents and some of the graduates to scramble for a single seat. This situation detracted graduates and most of their invited guests’ attention from the keynote address and other important parts of the program.The 890 graduates have over the years studied and completed various academic disciplines including Management, Sociology, Accounting, Economics, Public Administration and or Religious Study, among others.For Dr. Menjay, there is the need for the government to institute radical actions with urgency to bring back the merit system rather than relying on connectivity, “because we have no time to play around, else, we will die or the future of our existence as a country will be miserable.”“We cannot build this country on incompetency or on weak footing; we cannot build our country from the top by strengthening only higher education, because we need to widen our definition of education—to see it as a process that starts before kindergarten and takes place outside of school as well as inside.”The Baptist Prelate added that the essential value of education is to prepare today’s people to be not only tomorrow’s servants, “but also to be the caretakers of our environment, the tenders of our global relationships, the creator of our arts, and the innovators of enterprise.”He believes that the key to bringing educational reform to reality in Liberia is allowing competition to thrive amongst the students and schools.“Today, completion is not encouraged, because the competitive spirit that used to exist in our learning culture has been compromised by corrupt educational practices to include buying and selling of grades, nepotism, and laziness.” According to him, Liberians are being driven more so by receiving certificates and degrees, and not on the ability to perform.RecommendationsNevertheless, Rev. Menjay recommended that incentives for performance must be encouraged among students and schools, where one should not be penalized for not doing well or achieving higher marks.“Regardless of one’s background, tribe, county of origin, the political connection, economic status,” Rev. Menjay opined that one should be rewarded according to performance.In his mind, the significance of merit-based system in the Liberian educational system has diminished, and in its place, people paved their way up by getting connected through other means, whereby successful societies in the world embraced competiveness.“If we must advance to a brighter future in this country, we must create space for competition and merit-based rewards, politics must take a back seat when we select persons to lead our schools or our educational system. Competence, effectiveness, accountability, vision and energy should be the criteria,” Dr. Menjay suggested.He said, Liberia must get away from compromising her educational standards and offerings for any gimmick (attention-grabber), but must strive for excellence.The global economy now, he said, is first and foremost established on creative knowledge and technology, where critical thinking and problem-solving skills are paramount as are abilities to innovate and to collaborate with others.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taylor: Break, Enter and Theft Case

first_imgBy Dwight FordThe local RCMP is looking for public information regarding a Monday morning break, enter and theft incident in Taylor. – Advertisement -A police news release says, it occurred at a residence at the south end of 100th street, between 6 and 9 o’clock, and entry was gained to the home, by breaking the front door window.Several items were stolen including, a 42 inch LCD television set, a photo printer, a DVD player, two guitars, speakers, and golf clubs.The release does not attach an estimated value to the stolen goods, but says police are taking public information assistance calls at the usual Fort St. John detachment and crimestoppers numbers…250-787-8140 and 1-800-222-8477.last_img

Mourinho warns Man Utd that top four isn’t safe yet

first_img0Shares0000Jose Mourinho walks off after his team’s defeat to West Brom handed the Premier League title to Man City © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 17 – Jose Mourinho has warned that Manchester United still face a battle to secure a top-four place in the Premier League despite their ambition to finish second.Manchester City wrapped up the title without kicking a ball, thanks to rock-bottom West Brom’s shock 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Sunday. United were a shadow of the side that stormed back to win the Manchester derby the previous weekend, with manager Mourinho saying he would drop floundering stars for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.Before that trip to Wembley comes Wednesday’s league match at Bournemouth, which takes on extra significance following the loss to the beleaguered Baggies.United can use their game in hand to stretch their lead over third-place Liverpool to four points and all but seal Champions League qualification, which Mourinho believes is up in the air as fifth-placed Chelsea look to build on their victory against Southampton.“We lost three points,” Mourinho said of the defeat to West Brom. “We lost three points that could give us great stability for the second position.“Now we still have the fourth position to fight for because Chelsea won and we lost, so we still have to fight for top four.”Mourinho’s former club are 11 points behind United with five matches to play — the same number as United have heading to Bournemouth, where the composition of the Portuguese’s starting line-up and squad will be closely watched.Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera performed poorly against the Baggies, so may well be anxious after Mourinho’s cutting post-match remarks.Juan Mata was another player unable to make an impact on Sunday and is looking for a response.“Second position was not done before the game,” Mata told MUTV. “It was not done even if we won, so losing — it’s even more important the next game. We know that we have to compete until the last week.“It has been a long season but we need to make sure we can compete until the end and keep that second position and we fight for being in another FA Cup final and try to win it.“Plenty (to play for this season). One trophy, FA Cup final. We all know how important it is and then get second in the league, which is not the ideal position, but it is a position we want to finish now.”Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Scott McTominay were unused substitutes in Sunday’s loss and will hope to be involved on the south coast.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

No time to visit the garage? Check out Ulster Tyres’ convenient Call and Collect Service

first_imgHaving to wait until your next day off to get the car into the garage for tyre replacements can be inconvenient and your time can be put to better use doing other things – but Ulster Tyres can help!So, with this in mind Ulster Tyres offer a call and collect service at no extra charge.You simply give Ulster Tyres a call. They’ll give you a price and arrange a time and place to collect the vehicle. They will then pick the vehicle up and take it back to the depot to carry out the work required.When the work is completed, you vehicle will be dropped back to you again.Ulster Tyres are happy to collect and deliver your vehicle from your place of work or home within a five mile radius of Letterkenny or Ballybofey/Stranorlar.You can contact Ulster Tyres, Letterkenny on 074 9121784, Ballybofey on 074 9131385/9131222 or check out their website http://ulstertyres.com No time to visit the garage? Check out Ulster Tyres’ convenient Call and Collect Service was last modified: August 18th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:garageServicestyreULSTER TYRESlast_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgResults of last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Deerpark Jenny 4/6 fav; 2, Mullrook Danaher 9/4. Time: 19.02. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 2 (350 yards): 1, Deerpark Youngin 5/4 fav; 2, Monacetta 5/1. Time: 19.19. Distance: 2.5 lengths. Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Topless Bus 4/1; 2, Loyal Lamp 6/1. Favourite: Tober Scolari 4/6. Time: 19.33. Distance: half a length.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Mongys Flyer 4/6 fav; 2, Take Cover 4/1. Time: 28.77. Distance: 4.5 lengths.Race 5 (525 yards); 1, Hather If 3/1; 2, Ballybun Glen 3/1. Favourite: Seagrave Bolt 6/4. Time: 29.36. Distance: a neck.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Uncle Lez 4/1; 2 Fridays Berlin. Time: 19.05. Distance: 2.25 lengths. Race 7 (350 yard): 1, Golden Pearl 5/2 fav; 2, So So 6/1. Time: 18.97. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Crashball 3/1; 2, Drumsna Lilly 7/2. Favourite: Collins 5/4. Time: 29.37. Distance: a short head.Race 9 (350 yards): 1, Fridays Prague 6/4 fav; 2, Ross Jack 3/1. Time: 19.11. Distance: 1.5 lengths.Race 10 (525 yards); 1, Sunrise Belle 7/2; 2, Drumsna Castle 3/1. Favourite: Fridays Brett 5/4. Time: 29.34. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 11 (525 yards): —- —- —- Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Psycho Bob 6/4 fav; 2, Ballinclare May 4/1. Time: 29.53. Distance: a length.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: June 29th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordResultslast_img read more

Pranks, stolen candy no treat for crime fighters

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “You tend to get more strong- arm robberies, kids taking other kids’ candy,’ said Sgt. Bob Skudlarski of the sheriff’s Walnut Station. “And you always get those suspicious-person calls, kids knocking on the door and then running away.’ Areas patrolled by the sheriff’s Temple City Station saw a 31- percent spike in calls for service on Halloween compared to the same day the previous week. And in West Covina, crime jumped 18 percent. Souls residing in Baldwin Park have relatively little to fear, according to data from the Baldwin Park Police. Police actually received 19 more calls on Oct. 24, a week before Halloween, than they received on fright night. “I don’t see anything really big here,’ Sgt. Melissa Stehly said of the 147 calls the department received on Halloween last year. “Most of it was routine stuff.’ With all the ghouls lurking about on Halloween night, one might think there would be enough mischief and mayhem to send a chill down the spine of even the San Gabriel Valley’s bravest souls. A survey of statistics from three area police agencies show there were 11-percent more calls placed to police agencies on Halloween 2004 than Oct. 24, 2004, seven days earlier. In the Walnut/Diamond Bar area, things can get a little freaky, according to the statistics. On Oct. 24 of last year, 203 people in called sheriff’s deputies. But, on Halloween, 238 people called. In Azusa and areas patrolled by the sheriff’s Industry station, the number of crimes were steady on Halloween, compared to the same day the previous week. Other police agencies contact for this story did not provide statistics. Ben Baeder can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at ben.baeder@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more