Real forward Mariano Diaz, front, celebrates with teammate after scoring his side’s third goal during a Group G Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Roma at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID— In a familiar scene, Real Madrid fans jumped to their feet and cheered loudly after a superb goal by the No. 7.Only this time it wasn’t Cristiano Ronaldo. The player being celebrated on Wednesday was Mariano Diaz, a 25-year-old forward from the Dominican Republic who had just scored with a beautiful long-range shot in the team’s 3-0 win over Roma in the Champions LeagueADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The defense remained the same, led by veterans Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, and the midfield was still anchored by Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. The only player who was not in the starting lineup in the final in Ukraine was Gareth Bale, who so far has shown he can be a worthy replacement to Ronaldo. The Wales forward scored his 10th goal in as many matches this season.“I have a lot of very good players and they have been playing with great attitude,” Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said. “That helps the team keep improving.”ABUNDANT OPTIONSMadrid did not make any major signings after Ronaldo left but the squad remained filled with talent.Bale and Diaz are not the only players helping fans forget the Portugal forward. Karim Benzema has also played well this season, scoring with ease and being crucial for the team’s new attacking front.Lopetegui’s biggest headache is deciding which Spain attacking midfielder to leave on the bench — Francisco “Isco” Alarcon or Marco Asensio. Both have impressed when they played but only one is getting to start under Lopetegui’s tactical formation.Isco’s superb opening goal from a set piece on Wednesday was reminiscent of Ronaldo’s remarkable free kicks.Lopetegui also has Lucas Vazquez as an attacking option, and in goal he is keeping Keylor Navas as a starter even though the club signed Thibaut Courtois, voted the World Cup’s best goalkeeper with Belgium.MODRIC’S FORMDiaz and Bale weren’t the only players loudly cheered in Wednesday’s match. Modric also got a standing ovation when he came off near the end, with the crowd calling him the best in the world, just like they often called Ronaldo when he was at the Bernabeu. 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Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The fans started to get excited the moment Diaz was asked to warm up on the sidelines, and it soon got much louder.“I’m incredibly grateful for how I’ve been welcomed to the Bernabeu,” Diaz said. “I have a lot of respect for all the players who wore the No. 7 jersey in the past. It’s not a burden for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDiaz, a promising talent from Madrid’s youth squad, was re-signed by the club without much fanfare after a season with Lyon. His impressive performance in the few minutes he played in his first match back gave fans plenty of reason to believe Ronaldo won’t be missed as much as initially feared.That was the impression Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco got after seeing his team get dominated by Madrid. “I’m feeling better after having gone through the physical and mental strain of the World Cup,” said Modric, who led Croatia to the final in Russia. “I hope to soon be back at the level I was playing last season.”FUTURE STARSLopetegui still has the option of bringing up talented Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior, who has been thriving with the “B” team after being bought for nearly 45 million euros ($52 million) from Brazilian club Flamengo.And next year Madrid will likely be able to use another promising Brazilian forward, Rodrygo, who was acquired for nearly the same price as Vinicius from Brazilian team Santos.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES MOST READ “This team has a lot of quality. If I were a Madrid fan I wouldn’t worry too much about not having Ronaldo,” Di Francesco said. “They lost a great champion, but they have many other champions in the squad who can compensate his departure.”There were indeed many signs in Madrid’s comfortable win to show that Di Francesco could be right.Here’s a look at why Madrid fans are optimistic about their team’s chances of winning a fourth straight European title despite Ronaldo’s absence:SOLID BASEDespite losing Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane, Madrid faced Roma with 10 starters from the Champions League final against Liverpool.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
An inspiring young Liberian and international artist, Skylett White, has dropped a hit single for her upcoming project. This single, called ‘Balance’, is a laid back, very chill song, with a little bit of funk to it. ‘Balance’ is an Afro Hip pop/Reggae Type and it has attracted more than 1600 viewers on YouTube.This young female artist was born in Liberia, grew up in Ghana and currently lives in the United States of America, Providence Rhode Island. According to Skylett White’s biography on Facebook, her style of flow is rap/hip-pop and Afro beats. Skylett began singing at age seven in her church choir. Going solo years later, She started off with American Rap/Hip hop and dropped her first mixtape, titled “Crown Me Queen”, in 2009. Her previous stage name was “La Reality (Queen of LIB)” but she later changed it to Skylett White.“My song is about the everyday life, not only based on my life, but something that others can relate to as well,” says Skylett. “When I write my songs I like to think beyond; I’m not only writing it for myself.“I listen to different genres of music: from African to Reggae, from Hip-hop to pop, and so on. Like how all my other songs come about, I was in the studio listening to some instrumentals and the lyrics just came to my head.”Told dem dey go, Balance Balance Me making noise leh say I, Siren Siren We are not equal my Pekin, Balance Balance, We are not equal my Pekin Balance.“I’m giving my fans and supporters what they want to hear,” she says. “Think of it as a job if the customer is happy they’ll come back and buy. Liberian music needed a push to let others know that there are really great Liberian Artists abroad who are doing it not for the fame, but because music is their life. The only way for folks to start taking us seriously is [for us] to first set the bar high and I feel that’s exactly what I did.”According to her, the Balance video “may be released around the middle of February, perhaps. My Team and I have yet to decide but the video is looking amazing. I can’t wait for the world to see it, as well as all my fans and supporters out here in America and back home. “I pray that one day I can come out there and give you all a concert In Liberia. That would be the greatest moment of my life. I love you all and appreciate the love shown me. Special thanks goes to my producer, Abdul, (aka Soupman). Like they say, ‘Behind every Great Artist there’s a Great Producer.’ He cooked the beat and I ate!”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Wayne Anthony Chester, known as ‘Sharkie’, was sentenced to 14 years and six months behind bars after he was found guilty on a series of robbery charges.The 22-year-old of Lot 236 Section C, Block Y, Diamond Housing Scheme had his cases tried by Georgetown Magistrate Rondel Weever.The facts of the matter are as follows: on January 6, 2019, at Conciliation Drive, Tucville, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and being armed with an unlicensed gun, Chester robbed Bowen Cromwell of $512,600 in cash and jewellery.On the same date and place, he damaged two parts of the victim’s car and, without being the holder a firearm licence, discharged a loaded firearm at Cromwell with intent to wound him.Chester had denied all the charges when he had appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, but his matters were on Thursday tried by Magistrate Weever, who ruled that the prosecutor had presented sufficient evidence to convict him for the offences.Chester is also before the courts for the 2017 murder of Purcell Moore, committed at Craig Village, East Bank Demerara. The preliminary inquiry (PI) into that murder is ongoing.
Renteria said at his Valencia aerospace company several co-workers and friends were participating in the boycott. “I’ll try anything that will get the prices down,” Amanda Pittario said, as she left the gas station convenience store on Newhall Ranch Road and Dickason Drive with chips and a drink but no gas in her $80-a-tank truck. Ben Monsod, a registered nurse, said he was aware of the boycott but had no choice. He needed to gas up to get to work – but would avoid any extra driving. The first reported gas boycott day was in 1999, according to several news articles and Web sites, but most reports claim that the boycotts have been unsuccessful and have received little attention. While most experts agree that the one-day boycott is not enough to affect oil companies, some say the message could create a buzz among politicians and oil tycoons. “A one-day boycott will probably not make any difference in a weekly or monthly average as people divert to other days of the week. But if enough people actually abstain from gas it could capture media attention, and whatever’s in the media gets politicians’ attention,” said Daniel Blake, professor of economics at California State University, Northridge, and director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center. But Blake said overall, the boycott message is built under a false premise. He said gas prices have been driven upward by a number of uncontrollable factors, such as the addition of India and China into the global market for oil and the closures of oil refineries in the U.S. Blake also said laws have permitted mergers of major oil companies nationwide, which also have increased pump prices. “The thing is people get upset over the pump increases but you feel the increase every time you shop because it affects everything that has to be delivered,” Blake said. Blake suggested people monitor their car trips and look into public transportation if they really want to help out their pocketbooks. But on the same note, Blake admitted he wouldn’t buy gas on Tuesday. “I’m running low on gas but I’ll fill up tomorrow.” firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Adolfo Renteria made his routine stop Tuesday at his favorite gas station. He picked up his usual energy drink at the convenience store and took a glance at the day’s paper, business as usual minus one thing: He didn’t buy gas. Chain messages by text and e-mail went out as early as two months ago promoting gasoline abstinence on May 15. The message quickly traveled by word-of-mouth and online sites like MySpace, promising boycotters a 40 cent drop in gasoline prices if they didn’t pump the entire day. The message claimed the day’s boycott could cost oil companies billions. At one Valencia gas station it seemed several customers were heeding the message.
0Shares0000Zanzibar Heroes midfielder Abdul Aziz Makame in action for the side during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 11- Former Kenyan Premier League champions Sofapaka will complete the signing of Zanzibar midfielder Abdul Aziz Makame in the next one week with the clubs already having agreed terms.Batoto ba Mungu Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel Kayoyi has revealed to Capital Sport that only a few details of the transfer remain to be completed but the Jang’ombe FC player will don the blue and white of Sofapaka in the coming season. “We have been talking to the club for a while now and we are almost coming to an agreement. The talks are positive and I am certain we will land the player. He will be our final signing of the January window,” Kayoyi said on Thursday.Head coach Sam Ssimbwa also acknowledges he has been informed of the pending arrival of the 21-year old, though he admits he doesn’t know much about him.Sofapaka FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa issues instructions during a training session at te Eastleigh High School on January 11, 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“I didn’t have the privilege of watching CECAFA and so I didn’t see much of him. But my fellow coaches did watch him and the report I get is that he is a very good player and will be a very good addition to the team,” Ssimbwa said.Makame mesmerized during the recently concluding CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup where he played a starring role in Zanzibar’s run to the final, where they lost 3-1 on post-match penalties to Kenya’s Harambee Stars. He was however injured after 21 minutes of the final.Several KPL clubs were said to be trailing his services with Gor Mahia having expressed a concrete desire to land his services, but were slowed down by the lack of opportunity within their foreign player quota. AFC Leopards had also shown interest.Sofapaka, the 2009 league champions have already snapped up one outstanding player from the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, having tied down Burundian centre back Mousa Omar to a two-year contract.Sofapaka FC players gather after a training session at the Eastleigh High School on January 11, 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe club has also signed Western Stima utility Vitalis Akumu, left-back Yussuf Mohammed from Muhoroni Youth, former AFC Leopards keeper Ian Otieno, Kariobangi Sharks duo of Ibrahim Kitawi and Elli Asieche, Jackson Saleh, strikers Stephen Waruru and Kepha Aswani as well as midfielder Teddy Osok on loan from Gor Mahia.Meanwhile, the club has released Ugandan defender Jonathan Mugabi, Sam Mutiria, Hansel Ochieng and George Opiyo while forward Morven Otinya has been shipped out on a season-long loan deal to Nzoia Sugar.“It is a good team, but I can’t say it is the strongest. The one I had in 2010/2011 was one of the best. In this one, we only have one national team player. In 2010 we had up to nine players. But we are working during the pre-season to gel and hopefully we can compete,” head coach Ssimbwa said.Batoto ba Mungu kicks-off their 2018 KPL campaign at home against Bandari FC on February 4 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“I was appalled that someone articulating that point of view would be invited by the regents,” Stanton said. “This is a symbolic invitation and a symbolic measure that I believe sends the wrong message about the University of California and its cultural principles.” UC spokesman Trey Davis said Summers and regents’ Chairman Richard Blum agreed the former Harvard president wouldn’t speak. He will be replaced by Susan Kennedy, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief of staff. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DAVIS – University of California regents rescinded a speaking invitation to former Harvard University President Larry Summers after female faculty members protested. Summers, who resigned as Harvard’s president last year after a stormy five-year tenure, was set to speak to a regents’ dinner Wednesday during the board’s meeting at the UC Davis campus. In 2005, Summers was widely criticized for suggesting that innate ability may partly explain why few women reach top posts in science, math and engineering. Shortly after he took office, a handful of prominent black studies professors, including Cornel West, left the university after a dispute with him. UC Davis professor Maureen Stanton helped organize a petition drive that in two days collected more than 150 signatures from several UC campuses.
1 Jonathan de Guzman Jonathan de Guzman’s agent has revealed that his client could leave Napoli to join Sunderland on loan.The 27-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move away from Naples just one year after arriving at the San Paolo stadium.The Holland international made just 12 Serie A starts for Napoli last season and is also a reported target of Marseille.De Guzman’s representative, Fabian Parisi, has now confirmed that while the transfer to Sunderland has not yet been completed, an agreement is close.When asked about Sunderland’s interest in De Guzman, Parisi told Italian radio Kiss Kiss: “It’s true there’s an agreement for the player to go on loan with a purchase option included for the English club, but we are all working towards finding a solution for De Guzman, who is not in the plans of [Napoli coach Maurizi] Sarri for this season.“Sunderland is there and so is Marseille and there are other options.“We will choose the best option for us and for Napoli.“Jonathan is an attractive player in the transfer market and we will need a few more days to decide.”De Guzman joined Napoli from Villarreal last summer in a reported €6million (£4.4million) deal after spending the two previous seasons on loan at Swansea.He is under contract with the Serie A outfit for another three seasons.
CAPPRY ROVERS NEWS:CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOThe numbers drawn in last week’s draw were 2, 7, 10, 24.There was no jackpot winner. The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Seamus Doherty, Dooish.The numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 2, 8, 9, 16.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Cora Harvey, Sessiaghoneill.Next weeks jackpot is €2700.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!CAPPRY ROVERS U14The under 14’s play in the Champions League Final on Saturday in Finn Park with kick off time to be confirmed. Bonagee United are the opposition on the day who will be trying to spoil the party for Cappry.Best of luck to the players and management.CAPPRY ROVERS U12Cappry Rovers under 12’s are through to the semi-finals in the Champions League and are due to play Bonagee United with a date still to be confirmed.CAPPRY CRUSADERS AND COLTS U12The Colts and Crusaders season came to a close on Saturday evening past. The match was played in great spirit and all 28 kids got plenty football on the night. The Crusaders were just that bit stronger on the night but the young Colts never gave up. We would like to thank the club for organising food on the night and all the ladies who served tea and refreshments also. We will take a break now during the summer before we get back again in August/September time. Thanks to all coaches who gave up their time during the year and new coaches/helpers are always welcome.CAPPRY ROVERS BLITZ’SCappry Rovers under 10’s and under 8’s continue to represent the club so well in the way they are taking part in their games. They are improving with every game that they play with some great passing and goals.JOE HOUSTON MEMORIAL 5KCappry Rovers Annual Joe Houston Memorial 5k takes place on Friday 5th June 2015 @ 7.30pm. Registrations from 5pm in the clubhouse. Entry fee €8 per single adult, U18 €5, Family price is €20 for 3 or more.Why not come out and stretch those legs?Enjoy the tea and chat afterwards in the clubhouse.You can walk, run or crawl. Just do it and feel good.CAPPRY SPORTS DAYCappry Rovers Annual Sports Day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 1st June.Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS FACE BONAGEE UNITED IN U14 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL was last modified: May 26th, 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSport
NEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 17th 9.00am St. Patrick’s Day11.30am Aggie Mc Daid – Anniversary6.00pmSunday 18th 9.00am Intention for the Sick11.30am Tessie Mc Groarty – AnniversaryMonday 19th 9.30amTuesday 20th 9.30am Tommy Hegarty – AnniversaryThursday 22nd 9.30am Bridget Stewart -1st AnniversaryFriday 23rd 9.30am Special IntentionSaturday 24th 6.00pm Mai Mc Callion – Months MindSunday 25th 9.00am Kathleen Mc Glanaghey – Anniversary11.30am Nora Mc Ginley – AnniversaryHAPPY MOTHERS DAY: A Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers at this time. CongratulationsPREPARATION FOR EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS24 hour Eucharistic Adoration will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town beginning after 6pm Mass on Saturday, 24th March and finishing at 8pm on Sunday 25th March. It is hoped that as many parishioners as possible will take part in honoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Sheets will be left at the back of the Church for signatures. Please sign as soon as possible so that it can be checked that all hours are covered.EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – St. Patrick’s Church on Thursdays, from 10.00am –9.00pm. All Welcome!PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDESThis tour departs on July 16th ex Belfast, 5 nights Hotel Panorama – €709.00 per person sharing. For further details contact – Bob/Annie Faulkner – 0749721071or 087 4036252, Maura Caldwell – 0749723103 or 086 8875787, Patricia Ward -0749721737or 086 8855165, Joe Quinn – 0749722119 or 087 8362727, Fr. Peoples – 0749721026FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – 2012 – St. Patrick’s Church.GaelScoil Na gCeithre Maistri – 28th April, 11.00am Mass. – Scoil Aodh Rua Agus Nuala – 5th May, 11.00am Mass St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 17th 10.30am ST PATRICK’S DAY – James Hilley and Sr Valentia Hilley – Anniversary6.30pm Cassie and Christie Meehan and the deceased members of the Meehan family – AnniversarySunday 18th 10.30am Brede Hyland – AnniversaryWednesday 21st 7.00pm Bernard Callaghan – AnniversarySaturday 24th 6.30pm James and Margaret Cassidy, Kathleen Daly – AnniversarySunday 25th 10.30am John Patrick Callaghan, Brigid Mc Garrigle – AnniversaryPRAYERS REQUESTED FOR Mary and Peter Brogan – Drumenny Upper – AnniversaryEXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT -Tuesday from 3pm -7pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.CEMETERY SUNDAY MASS Sunday 8th July at 10.30am, in St Agatha’s, Church, Clar. Please tell your family and friends.CONFIRMATION for the children of the parish will be in St Agatha’s Church, Clar next Saturday, 24th March 2012 at 11.00am Mass.FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will be in St Agatha’s Church, Clar on Saturday, 19th May 2012 at 11.00am Mass.ABBEY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PLAY “REMAIN SEATED”A thrilling Murder Mystery will take place in the School on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 20th, 21st and 22nd of March at 7.30pm. Admission €8.00 and €5.00 your support would be greatly appreciated. TOWNAWILLY COMMUNITY CENTREA Dance will be held in the Centre on Wednesday 21st March, Music by Kiarn Mc Gree, admission €5.00 proceeds on the night to Donegal Community Hospital Day Centre.COMMUNITY GAMES COMPETITIONSArt U8-U16, model making U10-U16 and handwriting U10 for boys and girls is on Wednesday March 21st in the Central Hotel. Registration 4.30pm and competition 5-8pm. Quiz for U14 Boys and girls is on Thursday 22nd March in the Central Hotel at 7.00pm, registration 6.30pm. Registration fee €5.00 per child or €10.00 for two or more children per family.ACCORDWe are inviting graduate counsellors to apply to train in Marriage and Relationship Counselling. Application forms can be downloaded at www.accord.ie or ring 074 9723944 applications to be returned by March 31stH.S.E.RETIRED PERSONS GROUPWe are going on a Five Day, 4 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast, Coach Trip on Monday 16th April to Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Early booking advisable. Contact Peggy at 97 35018 as soon as possible. Non Members Welcome.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: March 17th, 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 TownLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S
SAN JOSE — We’re a quarter of the way through the Sharks’ season. Perfect time to dig into the mailbag with the Sharks preparing to face the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday.What is the Sharks’ biggest trade need right now? (@ChekhovichCalde)I see the Sharks’ two biggest needs as being at right wing and backup goalie — two issues the Sharks did not address in the offseason. Adding an experienced winger that can move up or down the lineup, or even play a bit at center, and …