Another showcase for João Félix

first_imgEI Atlético needs João Félix, who before Barcelona went practically unnoticed. The Portuguese was more news for his encounter with Messi and Jordi Alba than for his game. Before Real Madrid he will have a new opportunity to prove his worth. A good game against the Madrid team would raise their morale for the second part of the season. Precisely the Portuguese lived before Madrid one of his great joys with the Atlético shirt. It was in summer, in the friendly played in New Jersey. On July 27 last year Atlético defeated Real Madrid 3-7 in a match in which the Portuguese played on the right wing. He scored a goal and it was a nightmare for the Madrid defense.João Félix has played 20 official meetings with Atlético: fifteen of the league championship, four of Champions and one of Supercopa of Spain. He has scored four goals, two in LaLiga and two in ChampIons. And gave an assist in the league championship. A somewhat poor baggage for a player of his quality and his talent. João Félix needs to make a great game in the derby. Your position could vary somewhat and start playing on the right wing, just as it happened in the summer game. That day Costa and Morata played on top, Koke and Saúl did it in the center of the field and João Félix and Lemar acted in band. Now Correa could play on tip and João Felix arrive at the attack starting from the right.Simeone believes that from now on Portuguese will begin to improve its performance. For the Atlético player it will be the first opportunity to win a title with his new team. With a contract until 2026 and with 20 years, João Félix has the opportunity to start putting his name in the rojiblanca history. Atlético signed him so that the player appears in big matches. And no one doubts him: he is prepared to perform fully. It’s time for João Félix.last_img read more

Beal’s 39 points lead Wizards to win over Bulls

first_img“He’s able to stay aggressive and still be hot and also make the right reads at the right times,” Wall said.Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said it was frustrating trying to defend Beal.“We were trying to get it out of his hands there for a stretch,” Hoiberg said. “But they did a good job finding him, seeking him out.”Nikola Mirotic scored 21 points to lead Chicago, which had won 10 of its previous 12. Kris Dunn had 19 points and 11 assists.David Nwaba’s two free throws with 1:26 to play gave Chicago a 108-107 lead, and Dunn hit a jumper with 54 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Irving scores 28 in Celtics win over Nets MOST READ Beal scored 15 straight points in the fourth as the Wizards rallied from an eight-point deficit early in the period. He also had nine rebounds and tied a career high with nine assists.“I didn’t even know that,” Beal said when asked about his spurt. “That’s just being in the zone, being locked in.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBeal became the second player this year to have at least 39 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had 40 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists on Dec. 29.Beal has shown signs of taking his game to a new level this season. When backcourt mate John Wall was out with a knee injury, Beal had a career-high 51 points at Portland on Dec. 5, a night after the Wizards suffered a 47-point loss at Utah. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) shoots a three-point basket between Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44), from Montenegro, guard Kris Dunn (32) and guard David Nwaba (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Washington. Beal had 39 points, and the Wizards won 114-110. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal delivered when the Wizards needed him most.Beal scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter to lead Washington to a 114-110 win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Wall’s three-point play with 29.4 seconds left put the Wizards up 112-110. After Beal missed two free throws, Washington got the rebound and Wall added two free throws with 9.1 seconds to play.Wall had 21 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four blocked shots.The difference was 3-point shooting. Washington was 16 for 36 (44.4 percent) while Chicago was 8 for 35 (22.9 percent). The Bulls missed 17 of 20 3-point attempts in the first half.TIP-INSBulls: Dunn returned after missing a game with left patella tendinitis. … G Zach LaVine, who has yet to play this season following left knee surgery, is rehabbing for the next few days with G-League Windy City. Hoiberg said LaVine is essentially starting training camp. “If he does well through this stretch, we’ll all get in a room and put a plan together as far as when we want to see him back on the floor,” Hoiberg said.Wizards: F Mike Scott returned after missing a game following the birth of his daughter. Scott scored 17 points. F Markieff Morris had a season-high 11 rebounds. Washington is now 10-10 against sub-.500 teams.BEAL AN ALL-STAR?Beal has never been an All-Star in his five NBA seasons, and coach Scott Brooks thinks he’s deserving of the honor.“Brad’s an All-Star. I thought he was an All-Star last year,” Brooks said. “If you win games and you play for each other, the individual awards come. If you focus on that, you focus on the wrong things. I’ve talked to Brad many times, and he’s not one time mentioned All-Star to me.”DON’T SELL BULLS SHORT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mirotic thinks many Bulls fans should believe in the team’s recent improvement.“I don’t know what’s going on with people. I don’t know if they want us to lose,” Mirotic said. “Or if everybody is thinking, ‘OK, they’re going to start losing, everything is going to be like before.’ No.”UP NEXTBulls: Host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.Wizards: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Cocolife pounces on error-prone Cherrylume in PSL Invitational

first_imgCocolife disposed of an error-plagued Cherrylume side in four sets, 22-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-19, in the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga Invitational on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Asset Managers used a blistering 10-2 start in the fourth frame to seal the outcome.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial CEU routs Marinerong Pilipino in heated duel MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “This was an important win for us because we just finished our tryouts three or four days before the PSL press conference,” Cocolife head coach Moro Branislav said.Down, 15-23, in the third set, Cherrylume threatened to comeback by scoring seven straight points before an error and a through the block hit by Cocolife’s Alex Tan stopped the bleeding for the Asset Managers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCherrylume shot itself in the foot with 36 errors in the game.Asset Managers had 46 attack points while the Iron Lady Warriors tallied only 28. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Gyra Barroga scored 17 points in her debut for Cocolife while Tan added 15.Judith Abil and Mary Mendrez combined for 23 markers for Cherrylume.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Siblings injured in ECD accident

first_imgA brother and sister are hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital after they slammed into a minibus at Foulis Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Injured are 18-year-old Bisson Suedatt and 17-year-old Seermattie Suedatt, both of Lot 175 Fourth Street, Foulis, ECD. Police reports state that at about 16:45h, a minibus bearing registration plates BTT 4262 and driven by a 55-year-old Golden Grove, ECD resident, was travelling East along the northern side of the Foulis Public Road. As the bus was passing another minibus which was stationary on same side of the road, it collided with Bisson Suedatt, who rode a motorcycle out of a street on the northern side of the road, in front of the stationary minibus.The front of the minibus on the left hand side collided with the motorcyclist, causing Bisson as well as the pillion rider, Seermattie, to be flung from the motorcycle and onto the road, some feet away.Public spirited persons rushed to the siblings’ assistance and took them to hospital where they were admitted. Bisson suffered a broken jaw while his sister sustained head and neck injuries.The driver of the minibus is in Police custody assisting with investigations.last_img read more

Terror, hooligan threats cast shadow over Russia’s World Cup

first_imgFans travelling to Russia are required to register with the police on their arrival in one of the 12 host cities and even riverboat traffic is being curtailed to make it easier for the authorities to keep track of everything that moves.At least 30,000 security personnel will fan out across Moscow by the time the hosts kick off against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.Squadrons of fighter jets will be on standby near the capital and air defences will be on the alert for suspicious aircraft.“After long years of preparations we have created a clear security plan,” said FSB domestic security service deputy chief Alexei Lavrishchev. “We are ready to avert and overcome any security threat.”– Tempting target –The 64 matches beamed around the globe will give President Vladimir Putin the chance to project Russia as a modern state that has regained the superpower status of its Soviet past.But Putin is not the only one trying to take advantage of the unrivalled platform of a World Cup.Russia is mounting a huge security operation for the World Cup © AFP/File / OLGA MALTSEVASecurity experts noticed the Islamic State (IS) group threatening to make its presence felt in Russia.The IS propaganda arm began posting social media pictures at the end of last year showing superstars such as Lionel Messi and Neymar dressed in the orange suits used for videotaped executions.The message accompanying the images was explicit: “You will not enjoy security until we live it in Muslim countries.”Analysts said the sheer size of the World Cup would have made it a target even if Russia had not launched a bombing campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015.But Russia’s role in fighting IS and other militant groups in Chechnya and other parts of the mostly Muslim north Caucasus has made it a prime target.In the months leading up to the tournament, Russian state TV regularly broadcast images of combat operations against purported militants that end either with suspects lying in pools of blood or mouthing confessions.Russia has also witnessed a spate of suicide bombings claimed by Islamists that has killed dozens on public transport over the past eight years.“There have been numerous successful terror attacks or thwarted plots in Russia by terrorists linked to or inspired by the Islamic State,” the US Military Academy at West Point wrote in a report prepared by its anti-terrorism centre last month.“This suggests the group may have the capacity to launch attacks in Russia during the World Cup.”– Hardened hooligans –Hooliganism was a brutally violent but largely overlooked problem in Russia until 150 of the team’s supporters — most of them shaven-headed and muscle-bound — pounced on the English in the French port of Marseille during Euro 2016.The bloody scenes that followed shocked Europe and saw the Russian fans proclaim themselves kings of the football underworld.“It was like winning against Brazil in football,” a fan who took part named Andrei told AFP.“It was our last chance to show ourselves before the World Cup because we knew Putin would crack down hard to make sure nothing like that happens in Russia.”Andrei and dozens of others who battled the English have since either spent time in Russian prisons or been forced to sign police promises not to cause any trouble in the weeks to come.Few expect Russian thugs to risk embarrassing Putin with the world watching.Organisers have also tried to keep out undesirable elements by introducing fan ID cards that everyone must acquire along with a ticket.Russian police conduct background checks with the help of their foreign counterparts and weed out potential troublemakers.Nearly 500 people have already been denied entry.Yet little can keep patriotically minded groups of boozed-up fans from getting into fights with each other or the locals that could get out of control.British football’s top police officer may have had that in mind when he warned the 10,000 or so travelling England supporters against displaying the St George flag.“I think people need to be really careful with flags,” Mark Roberts said. “It can come across as almost imperialistic.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Russian riot police take part in exercises in Saint Petersburg © AFP/File / OLGA MALTSEVAMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 12 – Russia has deployed air defence systems and stringent fan background checks in a sweeping security operation to counter the twin threats of terror attacks and hooliganism at the World Cup.The country was already intensely policed when it was controversially awarded the right to host the event in 2010 but the clampdown that followed saw hardened hooligans seek cover and business barons wind down the operations of factories that process hazardous materials for fear they might be attacked.last_img read more


first_imgMichael Coll from has just opened an office on the Port Road in Letterkenny Co. Donegal and says he has been inundated with queries from people.Michael will be writing a serious of articles exclusively for over the next few weeks.“For the years 2010 and before, if you received a Full Medical Card, you were exempt from having to pay The Income Levy and Health Levy. “Make sure you check if you had been receiving your exemptions from Income levy and Health Levy in your pay for 2007,2008,2009 & 2010. Income Levy is straightforward to check – if you were charged income levy in your payslips, you are due a refund of this if you had a FULL MEDICAL CARD.“It’s harder to identify if you were charged the Health Levy incorrectly, as this is wrapped into the Employee PRSI amount. However, if you can see your PRSI class as A1 (private sector) or B1 (public Sector), on your P60 then you were being charged Health Levy.“Many people are confused about what they are entitled to, but come see myself or any of my colleagues at our new offices at 40 The Port Road Letterkenny.”Contact Michael – 086 3862370 FULL MEDICAL CARD HOLDER?…. YOU MAY BE DUE A REFUND SAYS TAX CLINIC was last modified: October 18th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Medical cardThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more

Pitting a big six ‘super team’ against a rest of the Premier League XI

first_img huge blow smart causal Arsenal are the only ‘big six’ team not represented here REVEALED Is the gulf in class between the Premier League ‘big six’ and the rest of the division that great?Here, looks at two sides using players from Tottenham, Manchester United and City, Chelsea and Liverpool to form a supposed ‘super team’ and pit them against one formed of players from the rest of the league. shining England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won DEFENCEMaguire was one of the defenders of the World Cup and was heavily tipped to join Man United in the summer. Thankfully, for Leicester fans, he remained. Ricardo Pereira joined Leicester from Porto in the summer and has started brightly in his four appearances, while James Tarkowski has earned himself a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad. Nathan Ake, though, a centre-back usually, can play on the left. There could easily have been another Leicester defender in Ben Chilwell, though.MIDFIELDThis was tough considering the talent out there. Jean Michael Seri has shone for Fulham since joining from Nice and Abdoulaye Doucoure is reliable in the centre. It meant no Lewis Cook or Wilfred Ndidi.ATTACKWilfried Zaha and Ruben Neves are stand out names, both of whom are dangerous and could play in any big side and not look out of place. Roberto Pereyra, meanwhile, is performing well for high flying Watford with three goals in four games. Until recently, Jamie Vardy was a full England international and someone who scored 20 goals last season. 4 Pickford was the star of the show during England’s win on penalties against Colombia Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MIDFIELDSay what you want about Paul Pogba, but the man is a winner and one of the best midfielders around. N’Golo Kante is the engine room – the man never tires – and Kevin De Bruyne is one of Europe’s best playmakers.ATTACKImagine a team where Harry Kane – one of the best strikers in the world – was having balls delivered to him from Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah, both of whom score and create goals for fun anyway. It’s a deadly mixture.Best players outside the Premier League ‘big six’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings Most popular Premier League newscenter_img silverware Van Dijk joined Liverpool for £75m in January GOALKEEPERDe Gea might still be considered the best in the world, but Jordan Pickford showed him up at the World Cup when England reached the semi-final. The Everton goalkeeper has cemented his place as his country’s no.1 no dice GOALKEEPERDavid De Gea is the world’s best goalkeeper and has rescued Manchester United points on many occasions since first arriving in 2011.DEFENCEWith Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker on the flanks, both attack and defence is covered, while composure and steel is added in Virgil van Dijk and Toby Alderweireld. 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card This side would give any team a run for their money, right? 4 gameday cracker Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

Texas seeks some respect with win over rival OU

first_img And they know it. “People are questioning if this team is going to go out and win the game,’ Longhorns defensive tackle Rod Wright said. “I’m thinking, `How will the world feel if they … see Texas go out and totally dominate OU?’ That will shock the world. That will make a statement and look like the No. 2 team in the nation trying to get to No. 1.’ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The 100th meeting between the Red River rivals will be held today in its traditional setting of the Cotton Bowl, about a 3 1/2-hour drive from both campuses, with fans turning the stands half-burnt orange, half-crimson, and the State Fair of Texas roaring all around the stadium. Sooners fans have been the ones whooping it up on the midway in recent years, thanks to five consecutive victories by a combined score of 189-54. One more and Oklahoma would tie its longest streak in the series, set from 1952-57 by the Bud Wilkinson-coached teams that also won an unprecedented 47 consecutive games. All summer, there was talk about this finally being Texas’ year, that the Longhorns would be peaking and the Sooners might be vulnerable. Well, it didn’t take until the second Saturday in October for both angles to play out. Oklahoma has lost twice and is out of the Top 25, and Texas has been No. 2 since the beginning of the season. The Longhorns (4-0) come in with the higher ranking for the first time since 1999, which also was the last time they beat the Sooners. They’ve won 11 consecutive since their last loss to Oklahoma, with quarterback Vince Young blossoming into one of the most exciting players in college football along the way. Young says he was too uptight against the Sooners last year. It showed, too, as he fumbled twice and threw for just 86 yards. Now he’s playing with the confidence of someone who has come through with his feet against the Wolverines and his arm against the Buckeyes. “When the guys walk up on the sideline and say, `Vince, go out there and get `em,’ that just helps me play better and helps me be me,’ he said. “Right now, that is the difference with our team right now, our chemistry and just having a good time.’ The Sooners (2-2) are breaking in all sorts of new players, most notably freshman quarterback Rhett Bomar. With defenses focusing more on running back Adrian Peterson, he hasn’t looked like the guy who blistered Texas for 225 yards last year and now he’s hobbled by a sprained ankle. Despite all of Oklahoma’s problems, the Sooners have one intangible that could go a long way: No one on the roster has ever lost to the Longhorns. “We’re going in there to win,’ defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek said. “We think we can.’ Oddsmakers don’t. The point spread has grown to 14 and some folks who swore they’d never pick the Longhorns until the year after they beat the Sooners are having second thoughts. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img DALLAS — Beating Michigan in the Rose Bowl was great. Winning at Ohio State was a big thrill. Yet for the second-ranked Texas Longhorns, their national reputation still hinges on one thing: Whether they can finally beat Oklahoma. last_img


first_imgThe co-founder of Oideas Geal Gleanncholmcille, Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, has been named Donegal Person of the Year for 2013.The announcement was made at a function at the Mansion House in Dublin tonight.A native of Glencolmcille, Liam has been a huge advocate and promoter of the Irish language over the years. He follows in the footsteps of last year’s winner Jim McGuinness who was the choice of the Donegal Association in Dublin for 2012.Liam will be inaugurated as The Donegal Person of the Year 2013 at the Annual Gala Ball on Saturday 1st March in the Regency Hotel in Dublin. IRISH LANGUAGE ADVOCATE NAMED ‘DONEGAL PERSON OF YEAR’ was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by StephenShare 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 Person of the YearGlencolmcilleLiam O’Cuinneagainlast_img read more

EU, SADC in joint investment drive

first_img18 April 2006The European Union (EU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) have launched a new drive to facilitate European investor funding in 100 mining projects in the southern African region.According to Mining Weekly, this is the third mining initiative launched by the EU-SADC Investment Promotion Programme (Esipp), following similar initiatives in 1994 and 2000.Esipp, a joint EU-SADC programme designed to attract foreign investment in the region, brings together European and southern African entrepreneurs in five targeted sectors: construction and building materials, tourism, light engineering, agro-industry and mining.According to Mining Weekly, Esipp has begun the process of identifying mining projects in 12 of the SADC’s 14 member countries, with regional workshops having already taken place in Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.Once identified and validated, the projects will be presented to potential EU investors at a meeting – dubbed Mines 2006 – in Lusaka, Zambia in November.In November 2005, Esipp hosted a similar investment promotion conference for the building materials and construction sector, followed by a conference for the light engineering sector in February 2006.Tourism 2006, an event taking place in Namibia in October, will bring together potential EU and SADC business partners in tourism, while projects and investors in the agro-industry sector will be catered for in reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more