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CRU grand final underway with U19s Harlies beating Hunters 10-7

first_imgIn the results from this morning’s U19 men’s grand final, Harlequins held on to beat Valley Hunters 10-7.The women’s exhibition match was a one-sided affair with Harlequins again coming out victors beating Juggernauts 50-0.The Harlies girls ran in three tries in the first half and then another five tries in the second half of play.In the women’s grand final, Spartans were the better side defeating Wanderers 29-17.The last two grand finals will be the men’s A Reserve encounter between University and Wanderers.Following this will be the main game of the afternoon- the men’s Premier grand final that will see University clash with Defence.More to to come.last_img read more

A record attack for Espanyol

first_imgIn fact, against Granada, the parakeet team broke the season’s auction record. Up to 22 times they tested Rui Silva. To date, the premiere of Pablo Machín against Villarreal had brought the previous record, with 18. The operation of the team is more natural with Abelardo, although we must add the effect of Tomás, a player who goes to one goal per game and that in Los Cármenes summed up in 90 minutes everything it can offer: a penalty caused by him that he scored, a header to the post and another clear shot that cleared the Nasrid goal. With him, in the four games that Abelardo has been, the average number of shots per game is 13.5. The figure exceeds 11.6 that were registered with Machín and 11 with David Gallego, two stages in which the offensive operation was a problem recognized above all by the Soriano coach, who openly asked for a striker within a few weeks of Take charge. In the second half, with a Granada crouched after making 2-1, De Tomás himself crashed a ball to the post in a center of Embarba, while the game by bands brought shots from inside the area or from outside to those who lacked precision. A bombardment from all angles, the new seal of a Espanyol with more resources in attack.Last year, the average number of auctions was 12.4. Now with Abelardo is superior. Goals give salvation. Other positive conclusions can be drawn from the Espanyol auctions. While only four of the 22 were among the three suits, there was a wide variety in the attacks. In the first half, Espanyol was lethal to the backlash. Up to three times he could beat the Nasrid goal. First, in the penalty caused by De Tomás after receiving an in-depth pass from Darder. 0-1 Then, in another action of Calleri whose center Darder finishes him only with the left over the goal. And, the last one, one against one of De Tomás’ choice that Rui Silva clears. That 0-2 could have been definitive.center_img “We have to congratulate our strikers,” started Leandro Cabrera, who has only been in Espanyol for three weeks. “We have to leave the goal to zero,” he finished. With the arrival of Raúl de Tomás and Adrián Embarba, plus the plus provided by players such as Jonathan Calleri, Sergi Darder, Wu Lei or Matías Vargas, Abelardo Fernández’s team is very clear about the recipe. After the winter market, and as a platform to achieve salvation, the parakeet group must simplify their game, defend without committing the mistakes of Los Cármenes and trust that their attackers will see the door. Goals are no longer a problem.last_img read more

Barcelona puts on the work overalls to overcome Betis

first_imgThe Frenchman stole Semedo and left everyone to force a penalty by Lenglet, with the VAR notice to the referee (1-0). Messi and De Jong teamed up for the Dutchman to tie immediately, even though Betis did not give away in defense. The step in front of the former Ajax is how little Setién can celebrate, who took another twist on his idea with Vidal’s false nine.The Chilean however lost the ball that Fekir took until 2-1. The French wore in rabbits, footsteps, but also left his tacos on the ankle of Sergi Roberto and in the second part disappeared like the rest of Betis. Barça suffered without being able to leave their field but again saw the light with a goal from Busquets on the verge of rest in a foul that Messi put in the area.The ’10’ focused on his facet as an assistant seeing Joel stop him two clear chances at the start of the second half, a very similar to the goal that made him cheer from Villamarín last year. Betis stopped Barça as he could, many fouls and little pace, without a clear dominator. Griezmann did not offer solutions and again Messi put the goal assist, at the head of Lenglet.With 20 minutes ahead and Barça’s ease of throwing matches could still happen, but this time the Setién knew how to play with the ball. When Betis had to propose already below on the scoreboard he ran out of Fekir, expelled for protesting a yellow, while Lenglet also saw the second. Messi left again without a goal but his club won.DATA SHEET.– RESULTS: REAL BETIS, 2 – FC BARCELONA, 3. (2-2, at rest).– ALIGNMENTS.REAL BETIS: Joel Robles; Emerson, Mandi, Bartra, Álex Moreno; Carvalho (Joaquín, min. 70), Guido (Tello, min. 86), Canales, Aleñá, Fekir and Borja Iglesias (Loren, min. 62).FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Lenglet, Umtiti, Junior Firpo (Alba, min. 57); Busquets, Vidal (Arthur, min. 57), Sergi Roberto, De Jong; Messi and Griezmann (Rakitic, min. 89).– GOALS: 1 – 0, min. 6, Channels (penalty).1 – 1, min. 9, De Jong.2 – 1, min. 26, Fekir.2 – 2, min. 45 + 3, Busquets.2 – 3, min. 72, Lenglet.– ARBITRATOR: Sánchez Martínez (C. Murciano). He admonished Emerson (min. 36), Mandi (min. 45 + 2), Guido (min. 73) and Fekir (min. 76) from Betis. And to Lenglet (min.5), Sergi Roberto (min.29), Vidal (min.32) and Busquets (min.57) in Barça. He drove Fekir (min.76) and Lenglet (min.79) for a second yellow.–ESTADIO: Benito Villamarín, 54,526 spectators. Channels ahead of the Verdiblancos and De Jong tied nextFekir rounded off his excellent first half before the equalizer of BusquetsIn the second part, the Frenchman was ejected and Lenglet scored and saw the red Barcelona took a vital victory against Real Betis (2-3) of Benito Villamarín this Sunday to follow three points from the Real Madrid leader on the 23rd day of LaLiga Santander, another day suffered for the quique Setién project in distress, rescued with goals from De Jong, Busquets and Lenglet.The Barça team did not find Messi’s goals for the sixth game but the ’10’ amended it as an assistant in all three goals. Barça thus brought forward a game that they carried twice below, in a feud that tightens. In 72 ‘, a header from the French defender left the final 2-3 despite the expulsions after Fekir and Lenglet himself.After the elimination in Copa del Rey, in the discount in San Mamés, and the internal war for the words of Abidal, Barça saved the league pulse and avoided another week of crisis. Setién does not have a quiet day at Barça, as could also be expected for the discreet level that the team was dragging and the ability that involves a change of technician. His return to Villamarín, where they barely accepted his style, he wanted to turn it into a nightmare Fekir, at least in the first part, but Barca was remade as he could.center_img Photo: EFElast_img read more

The 2017 Election: What Can We Learn from the Process?

first_imgThe 2017 election has many things to consider. In one of our Editorials during the campaign, we emphasized that crowds were not a determining factor for winning an election.This happened at the time when pulling huge crowds was giving politicians the feeling that they had already won the election. It may be recalled that during the launch of the Liberty Party (LP) campaign, the political leader, Charles Walker Brumskine, was so optimistic as to admit, “By all means, we must win this election.”Provisional results coming in, however, are showing that Brumskine may or may not win third place. The huge crowds had deceived him by receiving his T-shirts and maybe money.There were overwhelming endorsements here for Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, to the extent that he urged partisans of the Unity Party (UP) and other sympathizers to vote and have a one round victory to save money for other things instead of a runoff.Again, results are giving George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) the lead, thus giving CDC partisans the hope that they have already won the election.In fact, when UP launched in September, the entire Monrovia was locked, prompting Boakai to shed tears of joy. With the huge crowds seen at that time, UP partisans and sympathizers are becoming frustrated that instead of “Think Liberia, Love Liberia and Build Liberia” to win the minds of Liberians, “Change for Hope” is rising high in the results so far.Presidential candidates are not the only contestants facing disappointment from voters in this election. Representative candidates seeking reelection and wanting to be elected are also in the game.Liberians are becoming very skeptical in electing candidates. A candidate is nowadays x-rayed on the basis of his/her past performance. After purchasing T-shirts, bags of rice and other things to convince voters, many candidates especially those seeking reelection, have been voted out for what voters consider “Poor performance” on their part.Some who felt their education and experiences could take them through are now thrown out and replaced by the least educated ones.Since politicians have become adaptable to giving out cash for votes; voters use the money and disappoint the candidates in the end.Cash for votes is also dangerous for voters. After spending his/her money, remember, a victorious candidate who ascends to the Legislature will reimburse whatever was used to win, and development fund will not be accounted for.Trucking voters from one place to the other on Registration and Election days has become customary in our electoral system. During the voter registration exercise in February, aspirants went about transporting people here and there, and this caused people to leave their constituencies to go to another area, thus leaving their districts sparsely populated.This does not only lead to victory for a candidate that the residents in that district may not prefer; it also causes reduction in the voter turn-out in the event of a runoff, eclipsing the chances of one presidential candidate or the other.Now that both politicians and voters have developed the techniques to deceive each other, let our politicians improve by living tomorrow’s life today.Be honest and sincere to tell voters what your job requires and how well you will do it, instead of making promises that you do not have the means to fulfill.Keep voters’ expectations reasonable. Fulfill promises you make and explain to voters the workings of government instead of keeping them in suspense.Voters, on the other hand, should properly evaluate candidates on the basis of their knowledge of the job and the potential they have to do it well, instead of looking up to politicians for money and T-shirts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Galatasaray make approach for ex-Arsenal forward

first_img Former Arsenal forward Gervinho 1 Galatasaray have made an approach to sign former Arsenal forward Gervinho.The Ivory Coast star, who is currently plying his trade with Roma in Serie A, was set to move to Abu Dhabi-based Al Jazira earlier this month but the deal collapsed at the last minute.And now the Turkish giants are looking to step in and strengthen their squad with the acquisition of the 28-year-old, who spent two seasons at the Gunners from 2011 to 2013.It has been revealed by Italian news outlet Corriere della Sera that Galatasaray are able to meet the former Lille striker’s 2.5m salary requirements and offer a fee of around 5m for his services.Gervinho, who has a contract at the Stadio Olimpico club until 2018, made 34 apperances in all competitions last term – scoring seven goals.last_img read more


first_imgAway games x-if necessary160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityHOCKEY 4 p.m.Carolina at TorontoVersus Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: KCAL (Ch. 9); RADIO INDEX: KLAC (570 AM); KSPN (710 AM). ——— Home games ——— TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO PRO BASKETBALL 6 p.m.Exhibition: Clippers at Denver710 10 p.m.Exhibition: Lakers vs. Golden St., at HawaiiCh. 9570 last_img read more

Reaction to Arsenal defeats is ‘a farce’ says Wenger after losing 2-1 to Watford

first_imgArsene Wenger has described the reaction to Arsenal defeats as “becoming a farce”.Speaking after the Gunners were knocked out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 home defeat to Watford in the quarter-finals, the Arsenal manager maintained calm heads are needed in the aftermath of this latest setback.Wenger has previously guided the club to success in the competition on a record six occasions, including the last two finals, but faces missing out on silverware this season.Arsenal’s next match is the away leg of their Champions League last 16 tie with Barcelona, having lost 2-0 at home to the same, formidable opposition, while they currently trail Premier League leaders Leicester by eight points. Wenger’s team have lost four of their last six matches in all competitions to leave them staring at failure on all fronts, but the Frenchman dismissed his critics.“You’re always in the middle of a drama,” he explained of the reaction to Arsenal’s defeats. “It’s becoming a farce.“We have lost a game, we are sad, and we want to focus on the next game.“You know Arsenal have lost games in their history and we lose again in the future, and we have to stick together and cope with it and prepare for the next one with a complete belief.”last_img read more

Sam Vokes grabs vital away goal in Europa League ‘Battle of Britain’

first_img Vokes strikes late to break Aberdeen hearts highlights predicted 2 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible xi who plays? Sam Vokes struck a vital late equaliser to hand Burnley a vital away goal in their Europa League tie against Aberdeen.The Dons had taken the lead through Gary Mackay-Steven’s well-taken penalty in the first half, but could not hold on. gameday How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener NEW ERA 2 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more The hosts weathered a brief storm before threatening again. Cosgrove had a shot saved as a break caught Burnley wide open and Mackay-Steven forced a flying save from Lindegaard with a header from eight yards.Shinnie dropped into a back five after Johann Berg Gudmundsson and substitute Vokes had efforts off target for the visitors and Aberdeen again came close when McGinn fired just wide.But the tie turned when Vokes brought down a knockdown eight yards out and gave the 2,000 away fans cause for celebration and optimism ahead of next week’s second leg at Turf Moor. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Aberdeen were pressed in for much of the rest of the half but they soaked up the pressure and looked purposeful in attack. The half-time situation could have been worse for Sean Dyche’s side but Graeme Shinnie shot weakly at Lindegaard after robbing Ashley Westwood and driving to the edge of the box.Aberdeen had two players in defence who were making their debuts after missing the whole of last season with knee injuries, but former Hamilton captain Michael Devlin was hugely impressive while Tommie Hoban just about emerged unscathed from a difficult night against Aaron Lennon after joining on loan from Watford on Wednesday.They protected Joe Lewis until the 49th minute, when the goalkeeper produced a brilliant point-blank stop from Jack Cork’s diving header before getting a crucial touch to Lennon’s driven cross. The Clarets will welcome a reverse fixture at Turf Moor on August 2 where they know the onus will be on the Scottish Premier League side to score.Finances suggested the game should have been a mismatch – Burnley raked in £120million for finishing seventh in the Premier League while their hosts collected £2.3million for a fourth consecutive runners-up spot in Scotland.But Aberdeen had more than an edge in European experience, not just from their 1980s heyday which saw them win the European Cup Winners’ Cup and Super Cup. The Dons are well used to competing in the summer months in recent years while Burnley were making their return to European competition after a 51-year absence. However, both teams will be well aware of the significance of the away goal.The visitors suffered an early blow when they lost England goalkeeper Nick Pope to a shoulder injury. His replacement, Anders Lindegaard, was soon picking the ball out of the net after well-placed German referee Daniel Siebert spotted an illegal challenge with the arm by James Tarkowski, which left Cosgrove clutching his face. Mackay-Steven sent the Danish substitute the wrong way from the spot. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Latest Football news Mackay-Steven celebrates his penalty How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? ALTERED last_img read more


first_imgDonegal author Michael McMonagle brings the reader on an epic journey across America in his new book which is to be launched at An tSean Bheairic, Falcarragh on Friday evening.Inspired by the adventures of nineteenth-century Irish emigrant to America, Micí Mac Gabhann, who detailed his exploits in the book,Rotha Mór an tSaoil, Michael McMonagle travels across the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains of Montana, and the vast Alaskan wilderness giving his insights into two very different eras in America.A seasonal labourer, Mac Gabhann worked on farms in ‘The Laggan’ and Scotland before emigrating to the United States to seek his fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush, however, unlike many of his contemporaries, he returned to Ireland. Footprints Across America by Michael McMonagle weaves the two journeys together and highlights the strong links between both eras.The reader is brought to historic places like Butte and Dawson City, mining ghost towns, Native American reservations, ranch houses and isolated Alaskan villages.The author drags the reader up mountains and down rivers. In these out-of-the-way places, the voices of cowboys, shamans, exotic dancers, soldiers, chancer miners and Native Americans emerge to paint an insightful picture of life in America today, while the author also paints a compelling picture of the life of an emigrant caught up in the excitement of the Gold Rush.Special guests at the launch include Noel Ó Gallchóir, Aogán Ó Fearghail, President-elect of the GAA, and Cathal Mac Suibhne (ex regional manager with Údarás na Gaeltachta) who will give a lecture on “Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhainn” .  FROM DONEGAL TO THE KLONDIKE – A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:An tSean BheairicFalcarraghlast_img read more

Get time-off requests early to cut friction

first_imgNEW YORK – Small-business owners are starting to deal with an annual headache: Everyone wants the day after Thanksgiving off. And the week after Christmas. Any owner who’s suffering through the annual holiday vacation crunch – which can mean either too few staffers on hand or a business populated by disgruntled workers – needs to rethink the company’s policy on time off or, if there isn’t a policy, to create one. The vacation problem is often twofold: a lack of planning on the owner’s part and a lack of communication with employees. “More often than not, we think of it when we are right up against the holidays,” said Mary Massad, director of corporate recruiting services for Administaff, a Houston-based human resources firm. “Most employees have already started thinking about their plans long ago.” Massad said many business owners postpone dealing with the issue because they don’t want to have to tell a staffer no. But the fact is, if you set expectations well in advance, your employees will be prepared. You might also find that they’re willing to negotiate among themselves. Someone who was off last Christmas week might be willing to forgo the week off this year. “If you appeal to their sense of teamwork, some employees will think about it and say, ‘You know, I don’t have to do that,”‘ said Leigh Branham, a human-resources consultant in Overland Park, Kan. If you’re planning to put a vacation policy together, you can find plenty of resources online or in the business section of bookstores or libraries. Online, you can find sample vacation policies at sites including the CCH Business Owner’s Toolkit, and, l. Talking to other business owners can help you decide what policy works for you. Another resource is the Service Corps of Retired Executive, whose members give free counseling to small-business owners. You can reach SCORE on the Internet at, or call 1-800-634-0245. But even if you don’t formulate a written policy, you can avoid the angst of the holiday season by communicating with employees. You can start by posting a vacation sign-up sheet in January and letting the staff know how many people are allowed to be off on the same days. You also need to discuss vacations as the year progresses. Branham suggested reminding employees quarterly that they need to let you know their vacation plans. One reason why it’s important to monitor your employees’ vacation plans is so you can be sure they’re taking their allotted time off. Massad noted that employees need to take a break. Having some time off helps them do their work better. It might be tempting to let an employee just keep working, since less vacation time means fewer disruptions in the company routine. But don’t fall victim to that idea. And while we’re on the topic, be sure you take some time off yourself. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The best way to keep disappointment and strife to a minimum is to formulate a vacation policy, detailing how much time off each staffer gets, how far in advance they need to request it and how conflicts will be resolved – for example, by seniority or on a first-come, first-served basis. Another very important issue: what happens to time off that isn’t used during the year. You’ll also want to include the holidays on which the company will be closed. There’s much at stake in creating a vacation policy. You need to be sure you have enough staffers to get the work done. A lack of planning can lead to a lot of hard feelings among co-workers and hurt morale in general. Nobody wants to find out at the last minute that he or she won’t be able to go home for the holidays, and the ones who get time off don’t wants to feel the resentment of their angry colleagues. But planning for vacations or creating a time-off policy tends to be one of those tasks that gets put aside once the crisis has passed. “They get through the hectic time, they swear they’re never going to do it again, and they find themselves back there the next year,” Massad said. If that sounds like your modus operandi, be forewarned: You’ll likely face a similar crunch well before the 2006 holiday season. For example, July 4 falls on a Tuesday next year, and you can bet right now that most of your staff will want July 3 off as well. last_img read more