first_imgCoquelin: Insurance. The usual midfielder exhibited good qualities as a central, taking into account especially the attack in front of him. To this is added that when his team attacked he climbed almost to a three-quarter zone to support his teammates.Wass: He had to dance one more day with Papu Gómez and did not let him shine as much as in the first game. It was noted that the Danish had studied the Italian attacker and did not give him excessive spaces.Kondogbia: Extraordinary cutting balls in the center of the field and with trade as central. The Central African international knew when and how to exercise to reduce the intentions of the rival. In the second half he left his team unprotected behind because he climbed desperately in search of the goal. Equal: He taught a lesson in the midfield, both in attack and defense. He barely made mistakes in the ball out even though the pressure of Gasperini’s was more than intense. He gave the goal pass to Ferran Torres with a 20-meter low level service.To usually do: Good physical work of the midfielder. His was the steal of the ball that led to Gameiro’s first goal and also defensive aids to prevent his team from fitting more. He left a spout for the memory of GosensFerran: Woke up. After a loose first half, his second 45 minutes were in line with what his season is going on. He put the center of Kevin Gameiro’s second goal on a plate and scored a petroleum jelly that gave his team hope. Rodrigo: His team appreciated his return. He was very active during the 75 minutes he played, searched Gameiro between the lines in the play that was the first goal. In addition, he tried from outside the area a couple of times, but in both he ran into the Italian goal.Gameiro: Goal scorer. Smell returned him on the best possible day, but his goals were of little use. In the first goal he showed the quality to cut the goal and turn on himself, in the second power forward to head the net a good center of Ferran.ChangesGuedes: He changed the face of the game. Like the day of Betis, its electricity came from pearls to a team which helped it to get ahead. But when Atalanta scored the third, Guedes and Valencia went out.Cheryshev: His claw helped the team, but he was not able to wake him from the lethargy he entered when he received the third goal.Florenzi: He barely participated.center_img Cillessen: Little could do in the four goals of Ilicic. He was intelligent when it came to taking the ball, because he realized that the pressure besieged the centrals and went on to make all the long throws.Gayà: Physically he was overcome by Ilicic and Hateboer, however, he knew how to stop the second, whom he already knew from the first leg. His attack arrivals were not as decisive as other days.Diakhaby: Out of it. Celades said after Garay was injured that it was time for the French to take a step forward, however, today in Mestalla one of his worst performances of the year was set. When the minute of play had not been fulfilled, he committed a penalty on Ilicic after falling into the Slovenian player’s cut. And when his team looked for 2-1 before leaving for the break, he extended his hand incomprehensibly to commit, again, another penalty. He went to the sunken rest.last_img read more

first_imgWhoever said the weekend starts on Friday is still on Western Time… In LIB, y’all know, Thursday is the “eve of the weekend”. And tonight, it’s a ‘Nubian Throwback’ at the new Lila Brown in Sinkor, beach side. Lila Brown just moved to the area from Mamba Point and, if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I beheld it just the other day. My Sunday was dull. But that was until a buddy of mine called me to join him on 19th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. “Come down to the beach side and look for Lila Brown,” he said.I was there in less than 20 minutes from ELWA Junction. Then it hit me. All brown deco, spacious seating, woven rattan chairs, international menu, a curved bar enclosed in a glassed section fully separated from the sitting hall, and the icing on the cake…a greenhouse.But that is not all. Around the perimeter of the restaurant’s sitting area are seedlings and trees of pepper, watermelon, gardenia, papaya from Liberia, Nigeria and South Africa, cinnamon, pineapple, coffee, passion fruit, plantains, bananas, and other fruits, mango, tomatoes, cocoa, vegetables and so much more which, very soon, matured clients will be able pick and have prepared right there at the restaurant. A real organic experience!Welcome to Lila Brown. Yes, the same Lila Brown that was located at Mamba Point is now located on 19th Street in Sinkor, a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean. According proprietor Tarek Ghosn, Lila is Hindi for beauty. For me, the brown deco completed the name, Lila Brown, romantically: Brown Beauty. Wanting something Liberian, hence African, Tarek, after consulting with his father, decided on a name that speaks to his spiritual and physical: aBuddhist of Lebanese ancestry living in Liberia – Lila (Hindi); Brown (symbolic color of Africa); and the Mediterranean themed menu (reminding him of Lebanon). “Come here in six months’ time and you will see the vision of the greenhouse and all the fruits and vegetables growing around here. Then the vision of the lover’s area will be enhanced and apparent,” said Tarek.Lila Brown is ideal for dining alone, with friends, on dates, for corporate lunches and dinners, entertaining your clients, and the like. The bar is fully stocked. And when Tarek decides on having a live band play there every now and then, it would fast become a popular hangout for hip, up and coming and established universal people.But don’t take my word for it; tonight, Lila Brown is doing the Nubian Throwback, in partnership with Nubian 96.7 FM. The event will feature DJ Eddie F, doing Hip-Hop, African, Reggae, and Pop hits from the 70’s to today. Meanwhile, I am gonna chill on the hammock in the lover’s zone. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay have said that the septic tank registration system has become “another disaster” for the government on the scale of the Household Charge ‘fiasco’ and have called on rural homeowners to maintain a strong boycott of the process. “Once again Minister Phil Hogan is massaging the registration figures to cover up the effectiveness of the boycott campaign.” said spokesperson Micheàl Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig.“In Donegal it is being claimed that over half have registered, based on the census returns of 30,000 septic tanks. “But we know that these figures do not include various categories of unoccupied dwellings. When these are included there at least 49,000 septic tanks in the county, leading to a non-registration level of 69%. The figure is even higher in some other parts of the country, in Limerick and Galway city. This is a disaster for Minister Hogan and the government as the scale of the boycott in many areas is on the same level as the hated Household Charge.”The west Donegal man claimed: “Despite the threat of huge fines and withdrawal of any grant support, rural homeowners have refused to be made scapegoats for the decades of official neglect and incompetence which has created this mess.“Still the scandal of official incompetence continues – every day since December 19th this government has been racking up a €12,000 fine to Europe for it’s failure to publish the new standards applicable for septic tanks.“Until there is full grant support for septic tank owners, we call on everyone to maintain the boycott. It is the only thing the government will listen to. Anyone who is threatened with legal proceedings should immediately contact our campaign. We are fully prepared to meet the local authority in court.” Can’t Pay Won’t Pay are participating in the ICTU regional demonstration in Sligo this Saturday 9th February, ‘Lift the Burden – Jobs not Debt’. Anyone wishing to book a place on the bus, please contact 085 8042050.  SEPTIC TANK REGISTRATION IS A ‘DISASTER’ FOR HOGAN, SAY DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS was last modified: February 6th, 2013 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:SAY DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERSSEPTIC TANK REGISTRATION IS A ‘DISASTER’ FOR HOGANlast_img read more

first_imgThe Asthma Society of Ireland are calling on people with asthma in Donegal to use their free Asthma and COPD Adviceline to help them to better manage their conditions.12,408 people in Donegal have asthma, while 17,511 have COPD. However, just one call was made from the county to the Asthma Society helpline during the month of August.“We want people in Donegal to know about the free Adviceline service and to use the service so that we can help people with asthma and/or COPD feel well, keep their asthma under control, and live full lives, symptom-free,” said Sarah O’Connor, CEO of the Asthma Society. “Our asthma specialist nurses work through every aspect of life with asthma: what to do in the event of an asthma attack, answering questions after a GP or consultant appointment, dealing with triggers that may be causing asthma to escalate, and helping you put together an Asthma Action Plan to self-manage your condition. After speaking to one of our nurses, you’ll be fully equipped with the information and skills you need to improve your health.”The free Asthma and COPD Adviceline is available on 1800 44 54 64.Callers can book an appointment by calling the free phone number between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. A call-back appointment with an experienced specialist respiratory nurse specialist will be scheduled for a time and day that suits the caller.Only one call from Donegal to free Asthma and COPD helpline was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:asthmacopdlast_img read more

first_imgGardaí are investigating the theft of three electrical poles from the roadside in Dungloe last week.Thieves ripped three large poles from the ground at Croaghnashallog, Dungloe, sometime between 29th November and 2nd December.One structure measured 12m and two larger 14m poles were taken in the incident. Gardaí are appealing to the public to report any suspicious activity they may have seen during this time. If anyone saw the poles being removed or being transported, or they have any more information, please contact Milford Garda Station on 074 91 53060. Garda probe after thieves ripped ESB poles from roadside was last modified: December 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgMumbai, Aug 20 (PTI) Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal today underwent a knee surgery at a city hospital here after suffering the injury early this month, which got aggravated during the Rio Olympics. “Saina Nehwal has sustained an intra-articular injury (inside the joint) to her right knee. A small fragment of bone has separated from her patella (knee cap bone),” said Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head Centre for Sports Medicine, Director Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. “This displaced fragment is causing her impingement and pain. Saina has undergone arthroscopic surgery this morning and is back in her room,” he added. Saina had lost in the Group stage after suffering a straight game defeat against Ukraines Marija Ulitina in the second match. She later revealed that she had an inflammation on her right knee. Saina had to be administered a dexamethasone injection after the opening round match to curb the pain but it didnt have desired results. PTI ATK CM AHlast_img read more

first_imgATHENS – There’s a change of guard in the boardroom at Panathinaikos FC. Manos Mavrokoukoulakis takes over the “greens” presidency, replacing outgoing club executive and former Panathinaikos player, Vasilis Konstantinou.“Panathinaikos FC is pleased to announce that Mr. Manos Mavrokoukoulakis, as of today, takes his post as President of the Board of Directors and and the CEO of the club, in the place of resigned President Vasilis Constantinou, “the official Panathinaikos FC announcement says and continues:” Panathinaikos FC thanks Mr. Konstantinou for his multifaceted contributions to the management of the team over the last seven years. The outgoing president of the club has faithfully served from many management posts the club, during a time when the club has experienced many joys but also some hardships. Vasilis Konstantinou’s relationship with Panathinaikos started decades ago and his resignation today from the Board of Directors completes results in an amicable end to an administrative cycle in his career. The administration of Panathinaikos FC wishes Mr. Konstantinou joy and success in the future in whatever his next chapter may be” the announcement  concludes.The outgoing president and CEO of the “greens”, said: “After 1.5 years as President of the Board of Directors, of Panathinaikos FC and after serving for a few months as CEO of the club, I would like to inform you that I have resigned my position as chairman of the board and CEO of the club effective immediately. The reasons for my resignation are purely personal and have to do with my decision to seek election as a municipal councilor in the Municipality of Maroussi “, he says and continues,” The positions I held at Panathinaikos FC until today require a full time commitment and total dedication, so given my desire to test my abilities in the political arena, I could not dutifully fulfill my obligations to Panathinaikos. I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, club owner, Mr. Giannis Alafouzos, for the trust and support he has shown me over the years on the Board of Directors of the club. Moreover, I thank all the current and past members of the board for the cooperation we have had. Panathinaikos is going through a difficult period, but I am convinced that the club will return to its rightful place, at the top,” he concluded.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgWest Ham captain Noble has no regrets leaving Arsenalby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham captain Mark Noble says he’s never regretted turning down an offer from Arsenal.The midfielder revealed that he decided not to extend his contract as a boy with Arsenal.“If things had gone differently for me, I could have actually ended up an Arsenal player,” he wrote in his column with the London Evening Standard.“I was nine years old, playing for my local junior side and already a West Ham fan when a scout, Ronnie Joyce, took me over to Arsenal.“Liam Brady was there, overseeing their academy, and I really enjoyed it. The facilities were great, but from my house in Canning Town over to north London was a nightmare journey for my dad.”I’ve never regretted (leaving) that decision for a moment, but the one thing I would say about Arsenal are a club I have always admired,” he said.“They are a class act, even down to small details like the away changing room, and their business model is also incredible.“Compared to the other London clubs, I do feel they have an advantage in attracting players, especially from abroad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_img Projected SEC East champion Georgia comes in third, followed by Michigan, which Athlon has edging out Ohio State. The Buckeyes come in at No. 5.Athlon takes Alabama over Clemson, in part due to college football history proving how hard it is to go back-to-back.From the Top 25, on the Crimson Tide and Clemson:Although Clemson is one of the favorites to win it all in 2019, history isn’t on their side. Only one team (Alabama) has won back-to-back national titles since the start of the BCS era. But with Lawrence and a talented cast of playmakers in place on offense, along with a standout defense, the Tigers have all of the necessary pieces to reverse that trend.[…]The last image of Alabama in the 2018 college football season was a blowout loss at the hands of Clemson in the national championship. Defeats like the one the Crimson Tide suffered in Santa Clara simply don’t happen under coach Nick Saban’s watch. But after another offseason of coaching changes, Alabama is poised for another run at the national championship – the sixth during Saban’s tenure.Here is the Top 25 list:AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaMichiganOhio StateOklahomaLSUFloridaNotre DameTexas A&MTexasWashingtonUtahPenn StateOregonMichigan StateNebraskaIowaWisconsinAuburnSyracuseUCFMizzouIowa StateVirginiaFor the full write-ups, head over to Athlon Sports. A closeup of Alabama quarterback Tua TagovailoaTUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 17: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in action against the Citadel Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We still have the entire summer to go before the 2019 college football season kicks off. The preseason rankings continue to roll in from various outlets.This week, famed preseason magazine Athlon Sports unveiled its rankings. They put together a detailed Top 25, along with predictions for the major conference winners.The top two programs, per Athlon, look very familiar. This year, it has Alabama coming in at No. 1, followed by Clemson.Athlon has the Crimson Tide once again winning the SEC, followed by another national title for Nick Saban.last_img read more

first_imgAs thousands throughout the province prepare for another season of lobstering, I want to urge them to keep safety top of mind. Fishing generates thousands of good jobs in the province, but it is physically demanding and sometimes dangerous work. Boats are often loaded with traps and other gear. As the people working these boats know, space can be very limited on deck and crew need to work around the piled-high gear. It is crucial to ensure the load is stable and properly secured. While I understand wearing personal flotation devices (PFD) may not always be comfortable for doing the job, the newer PFD vests are more comfortable, and wearing one is a good habit to get into, especially on Dumping Day. As a former lobster fisherman, safety was extremely important to me. As PFD technology improved, I requested that my crewmembers always wore one, especially on Dumping Day. It is not enough to have thousands of dollars of safety gear onboard. Sometimes things happen without warning and wearing a life vest can prevent a tragedy. New technology has resulted in life preservers that are specially designed for fishing crews to wear while working. They are light-weight vests that automatically inflate and upright a person when they hit the water. Nova Scotia has a long history of making a living on the water and as a result we’ve had our share of tragedies. One tragedy is one too many. For more information on fishing safety initiatives, visit the Fisheries Safety Association website at www.fisheriessafety.ca. -30-last_img read more