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The Super Cup rearms Atlético to face Liverpool

first_imgAthletic he faced the two greats of Spanish and world football and planted them face. He won, although almost miraculously, to Barcelona and tied, with chances to win, against Real Madrid. Atletico did not take the Super Cup of Spain but left very rearmed for the future. And there is a team that appears on the horizon: Liverpool. All European football takes the Simeone team out in this Champions League qualifier, but Simeone has reasons for him optimism If the team competes as against Barcelona and Real Madrid. Atlético’s reading of this Super Cup is positive. If the team can perform like this against Barça and Madrid, it can also do it before anyone. Atlético without Diego Costa, Lemar and practically Koke stood up to their two rivals. Madrid, in a great state of form, could not mark Oblak, and even the best opportunities were for the Cholo team. Oblak, after a few games in which he lowered his level, he has returned to Be the same as always. And the defense faced two important revalidations and complied. It is true that he had a bad time with Messi and company, but he knew how to rebuild. And before Madrid left the goal to zero. In the center of the field, Thomas and Saul carried the weight of the team. RunHe left again great feelings and Morata emptied in every action of the two matches. On the positive side is also the return of Savic, an important player but with problems due to injuries. The Atlético squad is not very wide and any high is positive. Also the Marcos Llorente’s contribution It has been good in this Super Cup. He did not participate much, but his participation was noted. After a month of November with many doubts, the Athletic chain Now several games at a high level. Won the Lokomotiv in Champions, defeated Betis, Osasuna and Levante, won Barcelona and drew against Real Madrid. The line of the team is ascending, although it will be necessary to look ahead to the league game in front of Eibar if the recovery from the physical point of view is positive. It is the only doubt about the immediate future.last_img read more


Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgAFC BOURNEMOUTH 3NORWICH CITY 0GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: GOSLING 10th; DANIELS PEN 54th; AFOBE 75th.Bournemouth pushed relegation rivals Norwich City nearly the bottom three with an easy victory. Dan Gosling headed in Marc Pugh’s cross before Vadis Odjidja brought down Pugh to allow Charlie Daniels to score from the spot. And record signing Benik Afobe rounded off the win by scoring in only his second game for the Cherries.ASTON VILLA 1LEICESTER CITY 1GOALS:- VILLA: GESTEDE 75th. LEICESTER: OKAZAKI 28th.Leicester City returned to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a draw on Saturday but basement club Aston Villa stole a valuable point. Shinji Okazaki opened the scoring for Leicester. Riyad Mahrez missed a chance to double the lead after Leicester were awarded a controversial penalty for handball. But Villa striker Rudy Gestede.CHELSEA 3 EVERTON 3GOALS:- CHELSEA: COSTA 64th; FABREGAS 66th; TERRY 90th. EVERTON: TERRY OG 50th; MIRALLAS 56th; FUNES MORI 90th.John Terry was both hero and villain as Chelsea stole a valuable point with a controversial 98th-minute equaliser. Everton took the lead when Terry put through his own net before Kevin Mirallas put the visitors 2-0 up. Diego Costa reduced the margin and Cesc Fabregas’s deflected shot made it 2-2. Ramiro Funes Mori restored Everton’s lead in the 90th minute only for Terry to back-heel in from close range – although he appeared a yard offside.MANCHESTER CITY 4 CRYSTAL PALACE 0GOALS:- CITY: DELPH 22nd; AGUERO 41st, 68th; SILVA 84th.Sergio Ag¸ero scored twice as Manchester City closed the gap at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Midfielder Fabian Delph gave City the lead with a long-range drive. Aguero doubled the advantage with an effort that deflected in off the head of Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann. Ag¸ero finished off a wonderful team move and David Silva added a fourth, with Palace winless in five league games.NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 WEST HAM UNITED 1GOALS:- NEWCASTLE: PEREZ 6th; WIJNALDUM 15th. WEST HAM: JELAVIC 49th.Jonjo Shelvey made an impressive debut for Newcastle as he helped his side move out of the relegation zone with a win over West Ham. Shelvey had a hand in both goals as Ayoze Perez curled in a low shot before Georginio Wijnaldum side-footed in from six yards to make it 2-0.A poor back-pass by Chancel Mbemba let NikicaJelavic score for the Hammers.SOUTHAMPTON 3 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0GOALS:- SOUTHAMPTON: WARD-PROWSE 5th, PEN 35th; TADIC 72nd.Southampton rose to 10th in the Barclays Premier League thanks to a brace from James Ward-Prowse, who scored a brilliant 25-yard curled free-kick and a penalty for his first goals of the season. Serbian forward Dusan Tadic sealed the three points from a tight angle after a clever pass from Matt Targett.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 4 SUNDERLAND 1GOALS:- SPURS: ERIKSEN 42nd, 67th; DEMBELE 59th; KANE PEN 79th. SUNDERLAND: VAN AANHOLT 40th.Christian Eriksen scored twice as deepened Sunderland’s relegation worries.Patrick van Aanholt gave the Black Cats the lead but Eriksen levelled as Lee Cattermole failed to clear on the goalline.Mousa Dembele fired Spurs ahead before Eriksen’s 25-yard shot deflected in off Sunderland debutant Jan Kirchhoff.Harry Kane then converted a penalty after Kirchhoff fouled Danny Rose.last_img read more


Amid criticism of theatrics, Klopp defends ‘smart’ Neymar

first_imgBrazil forward Neymar, right, dribbles over El Salvador defender Roberto Dominguez in the second half of a soccer match, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Landover, Md. Brazil won 5-0. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)LIVERPOOL, England — Facing fresh vilification for his diving, Neymar should find a more sympathetic audience in the Champions League this week, even admiration.“I don’t think he is a person who wants to act,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said ahead of Tuesday’s game against Paris Saint-Germain, “because if you are like that you cannot play the football he plays.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “He obviously gets kicked a lot,” said Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who was at the World Cup with England. “So he needs to try and use it as best he can.”Neymar was booked for going down easily under minimal contact in a friendly last week against El Salvador. That incident came despite a post-World Cup apology for some of his exaggerated reactions after being fouled in Russia, where he rushed back into action three months after breaking a foot.“We don’t go for him against us,” Klopp said. “We play football and we want to win the ball. We don’t try to act in these kind of things; we try to avoid passes to him, try to avoid him winning challenges which is a big job to do.“I am not sure if it is 100 percent possible to avoid his qualities. I am pretty sure it is not. He is a fantastic footballer, an outstanding player.”Neymar is also well rested for PSG’s group-stage opener in the Champions League. PSG’s squad is so strong that Neymar — and Kylian Mbappe — were left out of the team last Friday and Saint-Etienne was still beaten 4-0.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 LATEST STORIES “He will be 100 percent fresh for us,” Klopp said. “He is not injured anymore, so we will see the full Neymar football package.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Potential end of Russia anti-doping suspension sparks outcry Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Given how the Brazil forward can be targeted by opponents, Klopp understands why he might go down too easily.“When I saw a few games at the World Cup I know people were talking about that when it looked like he made more of a situation than it was,” Klopp said on Monday. “That is a completely normal reaction because players were really going for him and he wants to protect himself and I understand that as well.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 Chriss“If an opponent gets a yellow card then he is much closer to a red card so I see if from that perspective. I thought it is smart that he saves himself.”Neymar is making the trip to Anfield for his most high-profile game since the World Cup, where he was ridiculed for some playacting. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more


Labour Department launches investigation – source

first_imgNon-payment to West Demerara guardsBy Shemuel FanfairSeveral guards in the West Demerara area are struggling to provide for themselves and families, since they have not been paid their salaries in almost three months. Guyana Times however, has learnt that the Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department has launched an investigation into the matter of these guards’ payment.Region Three REO, Denis JaikarranThese guards are attached to the Sentinel Security Inc., which provides guard services to many schools and medical facilities in Region Three (Essequibo-Islands/West Demerara).According to a source familiar with the probe, the Labour Department has been meeting with some of the workers across the Region in response to their request for Government’s intervention, since they have been owed over an extended period of time.It is understood that after several meetings, some of the guards on the West Coast of Demerara received payments.Many of the guards were former workers of the Wales Sugar Estate, where operations ended in December 2016. These ex-Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) employees were already facing a situation wherein they could barely make ends meet.Some of the dismissed sugar workers were able to secure permanent jobs only as guards, and only earlier this year. However, after enduring months of not being remunerated for their services, they are opting against going public with their identities because they fear victimisation. Nevertheless, on condition of anonymity, one of the guards who are owed claimed that his water service has recently been disconnected because he could not afford to pay for the facility.“Every day hard! We deh pon we bearings here, because we ain’t got nothing coming in. We really depend on it (being paid what is owed). My water cut off here now. We can’t pay the bill, it’s $5,000. We tell them man we ain’t get pay, and them say them ain’t business with that. Is good thing we getting some showers,” a former sugar worker turned guard told Guyana Times.“The supervisor tell us he ain’t know when we would get pay. Them say Friday, but when you ask back, he say them ain’t get through with nothing as yet, and we going into three months now,” the worker, who expressed great frustration, added.When the stalled payments were first revealed, this newspaper contacted Sentinel, but the guard service said it was up to the Region Three Administration to effect payments. As such, Guyana Times called the Region Three Regional Executive Officer (REO) late last month, and he gave assurances that the matter would have been shortly resolved. REO Jaikarran also related that the region was in discussion with the Finance Ministry to end the non-payment.“It is not a shortage of money, but there were some difficulties and challenges we faced in terms of the releases… That matter is going to be resolved in quick time,” Jaikarran told this newspaper in late August.Guyana Times recently reported on some unpaid guards saying that their supervisor informed them that they would be paid by Friday, August 31, 2018. However, that was almost 2 weeks ago. To date, most of those workers are having to cope without their due salaries.last_img read more


Ruimveldt resident remanded on multiple counts of armed robbery

first_imgA 26-year-old man was remanded to prison on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with multiple counts of armed robbery and escaping lawful custody.Remanded: Travis PayneTravis Payne of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.The first four charges stated that during the month of October 2018, at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Rawle Ramnarine, Mohamed Ishmael and Colin Edwards of phones and articles valuing $428,000. He also escaped from the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost while in custody for robbery under arms.It is also alleged that on May 23, 2019, at Tucville, Georgetown, he discharged a firearm at Roxcell Nepal with intent to maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm.Additionally, it was alleged that on April 12, 2019, at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Faith Desouza of a phone valued $48,000.It was further alleged that on January 21, 2019, at Castello Housing Scheme, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Angela Caesar of a purse valued $13,000.The last four charges stated that on January 30, 2019, at Kitty, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Randy Simons, Michael Agrica, Terrence Parke and Ronaldo Etwaro of phones and cash totalling $632,000.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris made serious objections to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the penalties the charges attract and the prevalence of the offences.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus remanded the man to prison, where he will make his next court appearance on July 15, 2019.last_img read more


N. Korea OKs disabling of main reactor

first_imgThe North said it would allow the U.S. to lead a group of experts to Pyongyang within two weeks “to prepare for disablement” of its nuclear facilities, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei said in Beijing. The U.S. wants the dismantling process to be so thorough that a nuclear facility could not be made operational for at least 12 months. President Bush hailed the nuclear deal and said it reflected the “common commitment” of the talks to shut down North Korea’s atomic weapons program. But the United States was secretive about what it promised in return. The U.S. has agreed to lead disablement activities and provide the initial funding for them. Washington also reiterated its willingness to remove North Korea from a list of countries that sponsor terrorism, a key demand of Pyongyang. No timetable was set for this action, but a joint statement said it will happen “in parallel with” the North Korean government following through on its commitment. “The two sides will increase bilateral exchanges and enhance mutual trust,” the statement says. Besides the U.S. and China, three other countries – Russia, South Korea and Japan – participated in the talks with the North. The five countries reiterated a commitment to deliver aid under the February disarmament deal granting the North the equivalent of 1 million tons of fuel oil. On Friday, in anticipation of the new agreement, the United States also announced it would spend up to $25 million to pay for 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil for North Korea. This is not the first nuclear deal Washington has struck with the reclusive, communist regime. In a previous U.S. attempt to halt the North’s nuclear weapons development, Pyongyang simply froze its arms programs under a 1994 deal. The latest nuclear standoff began in 2002, after Washington accused the North of a secret uranium enrichment program – in addition to its known plutonium-based facilities. Either material enriched to a sufficient extent can be used to make bombs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEGOTIATIONS: Leaders also agree to cooperation between the North and South. By Burt Herman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea pledged to detail its nuclear programs and disable all activities at its main reactor complex by year’s end, then signed a wide-ranging reconciliation pact with South Korea today promising to work for peace on the divided peninsula. North and South Korea pledged to seek a permanent peace agreement replacing the 54-year-old cease-fire that ended the Korean War. The pledge came a day after the North made its firmest commitment yet to nuclear disarmament. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun also promised to boost economic ties – opening regular cargo railway service along restored tracks crossing their heavily armed border and creating a joint fishing zone on their disputed sea frontier. The two leaders signed the wide-ranging agreement promising cooperation for peace after three days of summit meetings in Pyongyang, the second such meeting between the countries. Under a separate multination agreement reached in February, Pyongyang was required to shut down and seal its sole operating reactor at its main nuclear complex, which it did in July after the U.S. reversed its hard-line policy against the regime. The second phase required it to disable the reactor and provide a full description of all its nuclear programs. Wednesday’s agreement at talks in China called for that to happen by the end of the year. last_img read more


Win a Copy of ‘Build Your Own Body’ by Kelly Donegan

first_imgFitness blogger and competitive bodybuilder Kelly Donegan has left the days of TV3’s Tallafornia behind her and launched a successful career as a competitive bodybuilder.In her new book, Build Your Own Body, she tells how working out and fitness has helped battle her demons and how exercise can help everyone.She writes of how she turned to fitness to cope with her crippling depression and how exercise helped her change her life. The book is split into two parts – the basics of fitness and the plans aimed at beginners, intermediate and more advanced.It is not a bikini bodybuilding manual but it does offer advice and encouragement on how to drop a couple of pounds ahead of your holidays or make long term changes.She covers fitness for all levels and debunks diet myths and the media’s obsession with unrealistic images of women. There are tips on the best foods to eat, how to curb sugar cravings and how to build exercise into your daily routine.In all, the book sends a positive, pro-active message to women about staying fit and healthy for themselves and building and maintaining a healthy relationship with food. It is an easy read for people starting their fitness journey and promotes a healthy body image as well as promoting exercise as a way to benefit mental health. Her message is simple “enjoy getting fit and staying healthy”.She emphasises that the plans in the book are guidelines only and it’s about finding a routine that suits you and that you can build into your daily life.A lot of the tips are common sense but sometimes just reading them in a different way, in a different mindset can change your outlook and help you take that first step to try and get fit.After reading the book, the one thing that is clear, fitness is open to everyone and you can start your journey anytime.Build Your Own Body by Kelly Donegan, published by Gill Books €16.99YOU can win one of two copies of the book by midnight tomorrow (Monday, July 25) by simply sending an email with your ADDRESS and contact PHONE number please to Win a Copy of ‘Build Your Own Body’ by Kelly Donegan was last modified: July 24th, 2016 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:bookBuild Your Own BodycompetitiondonegalKelly Doneganwinlast_img read more


Chelsea v PSG: Blues trio start, Oscar and Matic on bench

first_imgDiego Costa returns to the Chelsea side after being passed fit for the Champions League last-16 second leg at Stamford Bridge, as do Pedro and Kenedy.Cesc Fabregas also returns to the starting line-up. The Spaniard partners John Mikel Obi in midfield, with Nemanja Matic dropping to the bench along with Oscar.Paris St-Germain, whose line-up includes former Chelsea man David Luiz, lead 2-1 from the first leg.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Traore, Remy.PSG: Trapp, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Maxwell, Thiago Motta, Rabiot, Matuidi, Di Maria, Moura, Ibrahimovic.Subs: Sirigu, Augustin, Van Der Wiel, Stambouli, Kurzawa, Pastore, Cavani.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Darwin as Canary in a Coal Mine

first_imgAssertion: Evolution is a canary in the coal mine for the state of science education.  Analysis: Analogy mixed with non-sequitur.  Most of biology and medicine gets along fine without evolutionary storytelling tacked on.  Biology was doing fine for centuries before Darwin created the Great Society for Storytellers and liberated biology from empiricism (12/22/2003 commentary).  The research of Linnaeus, Jenner, Mendel, Pasteur, Lister, Carver, Watson and Crick and many other giants of biology and medicine owed nothing to Darwin.  If anything, Darwinism represents dead weight – a useless requirement to fit uncooperative data into a predetermined story line.  It wasted decades of effort on now discarded ideas like vestigial organs and junk DNA.  Nevertheless, Carroll’s badly-scrambled metaphor can be salvaged with a few alterations.  The canary represents morality and a vibrant altruistic society (not evolution).  The coal mine is the descent into secularism.  Evolution is the poison gas belching upward from the depths.  Now the analogy fits the state of our country’s decline perfectly.Assertion: There’s so much propaganda against evolution.  Analysis: Anyone can hide behind a broad brush, unsupported claim intended to generate fear.  Some examples, Dr. Carroll?  We’ll supply one going the other direction – yours.Assertion: You see the same sort of techniques being used against climate science or stem cells or whatever it might be.  Analysis: Generalities, no specifics, blanket accusations: “whatever it might be”.  Let’s take him up on it and include “tenure” in the unspecified category “whatever it might be.”  Insert any issue Dr. Carroll feels passionate about.  Go ahead; he left the door wide open.  And he revealed by his short list that he’s not really motivated by science education, but by the leftist political agenda.  Perhaps he feels that high school science teachers should teach the modern scientific method: you know, hide the decline, falsify data, collude in your emails, get unelected judges to give you what the public won’t vote for, etc.When Dr. Carroll is not reasoning in a circle (source), pushing against the Humvee (source), shushing the co-conspirators (source), reassuring the fearful (source), or practicing his intolerance (source), he’s telling high school science teachers how to teach science.  You notice that Science gives this guy the open mike with no challengers.  From his platform at HHMI, let him explain to science teachers how Howard Hughes tinkered blindfolded with accidents in a hangar without a plan while drinking, and a Spruce Goose “emerged”.  No wonder home schooling is big.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The state of evolution teaching is like the fabled canary in a coal mine, Sean Carroll told Science.1  That’s why the molecular biologist from the University of Wisconsin, Madison is cutting back on his research and undergraduate teaching to concentrate on his new appointment: vice president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Asked by Elizabeth Pennisi in a Newsmaker interview about the concerns of high school teachers he has contacted, he said:Well, we probably were brought together over the teaching of evolution.  That was issue [number] one, …  because biology without evolution is kind of like physics without gravity.  It’s also sort of a canary in the coal mine for the state of science education.  There’s so much propaganda against evolution, but you see the same sort of techniques being used against climate science or stem cells or whatever it might be.Note: This is Sean B. Carroll, not the cosmologist Sean M. Carroll of Caltech; far enough back, though, they probably had a common ancestor.1.  Elisabeth Pennisi, “Newsmaker Interview: Sean Carroll and the Evolution of an Education Maven,” Science, 16 April 2010: Vol. 328. no. 5976, p. 294, DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5976.294.Let’s see if years of research and teaching has elevated Dr Carroll above the lot of mortals so that he can lecture the rest of us on how not to engage in propaganda.  First of all, since he is keen to protect Saint Darwin from the Neanderthals, has he in his own research demonstrated the innovative power of evolution?  Pennisi’s article would certainly have produced the best example of his PhD expertise to impress the would-be challengers to the title of “pioneer in the field of evolutionary development.”  Here it is.  Ready?  “His most recent paper describes how the polka dots on a fruit fly wing were patterned according to the distribution of a molecule involved earlier in the fly’s development.”  Well, Whoopie View with a polka-dot dress.  He starts with fruit flies, he ends with fruit flies; but not one polka dot developed into a canary.  It sounds, therefore, like we are at liberty to parse his paragraph for possible propaganda.  Baloney Detectors, ON!Assertion: Teaching of evolution is issue number one.  Analysis: The popularity of an issue is not necessarily relevant to its importance.  Undoubtedly teacher lounge time is popular as well.  And how scientific was his sample?  Did he include Christian schools?  Well, guess what!  What were the questions?  Maybe the issue they were concerned about was how dogmatic the textbooks are about evolution.  Don’t assume they were all pro-NCSE.Assertion: Biology without evolution is kind of like physics without gravity.  Analysis: This is the old canard in a cold mind known as association and analogy.  Try ours instead: Biology without evolution is kind of like Russia without Stalin.  See?  Anyone can do it.  It’s fun.  Achieves the desired result; no evidence or argument required.  Here are some more analogies submitted by a regular reader: Biology without evolution is like:Africa without malariaFood without botulismLincoln without BoothMiddle Ages without the Black PlagueMexico without drug warsWashington DC without lying politiciansCBS without the BSChristmas without atheistslast_img read more