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Atletico Madrid player ratings: Real benefit from Arda red card

first_img Gabi 6: The Madrid tide continued and the captain couldn’t do much to stop it.  22/04/2015 Jesus Gamez 6: Found things harder against Ronaldo than Juanfran and  Miranda 7: Did a decent job repelling Real Madrid’s attacks, although was all at sea, like his colleagues, for the eventual winner. Rik Sharma Saul 5: The youngster couldn’t add to the game much, with Atletico under the Madrid cosh before he was taken off at half-time. SUBS Jan Oblak 9: Was their hero in the first leg and made a brilliant save from Cristiano Ronaldo as Atletico lived dangerously. Another sublime stop from Javier Hernandez followed, before he was finally beaten by the Mexican. Raul Garcia 6: Booked for running his studs down Varane’s leg with a bit of a needless challenge. Offered more presence than any of the other Atletico forwards though.  Diego Godin 7: Lucky not to concede a penalty for dragging down Javier Hernandez in the box.  Upd. at 23:06 Mario Mandzukic 5: In the first leg he was able to hold the ball up and trouble Madrid’s defence, but rarely accomplished the same here.  Jose Gimenez N/A Antoine Griezmann 5: Has been fantastic this season but sadly couldn’t show it here. Taken off midway through the second half.  CEST Arda Turan 6: Booked for a cynical trip on Toni Kroos. Worked hard and should have set up the opening goal, but for a poor header from Koke. Sent off, somewhat harshly, for a high tackle which clipped Ramos. Juanfran 7: The full-back did a decent job against Cristiano Ronaldo, so much so that the Real Madrid man switched flanks and tried to attack from the right.   Tiago 6: Worked extremely hard and Simeone appreciated the veteran midfielder’s efforts to keep his side afloat.  Koke 5: A great chance in the second half, but couldn’t get any power in his header and it was an easy catch for Casillas. last_img read more

Reports: Man City to rival Man Utd for Barça star Neymar

first_img CET 06/02/2016 Remember that the 24-year-old recently said that he would like to play under Pep Guardiola one day, while his father recently revealed that Manchester United, City’s big rivals, are also doing all they can to try and sign the player. Sport EN Neymar remains one of the objectives for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.  Despite the fact Guardiola wants to avoid institutional conflict by not moving for any Barça players, the British press continue to suggest City will make a move for Neymar, who is currently in talks about renewing his contract at the Catalan Club.  This is what English newspaper the Daily Mirror are reporting about  Barcelona’s Brazilian, with Guardiola set to take over at the Premier League club next summer.  Manchester City would pay Neymar’s release clause, they say, to make him Guardiola’s first big signing. “They can pay what other clubs can’t,” a source close to the club said.  Upd. at 13:10 last_img read more

Kumar Gangah from Dublin wins a new house in Dublin worth €425,000 while the…

first_imgClub Rossie ChairmanPat Compton 8th Prize: A pair of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final TicketsTom McGuire Dublin 7th Prize: A pair of All-Ireland Senior Football Final TicketsPaul Kearns Sligo TeamBrian Carroll, John Mee, Eugene Hanley, Thomas Carthy, Nuala Diffley and Philip Martin 3rd Prize: A Mediterranean Cruise, in association with Brady Travel, Carrick on ShannonMichael Dinlly and Larry Keenahan Kildare Congratulations to Kumar Gangah from Dublin who won a new house in Ashtown, Dublin 15 worth €425,000 courtesy of Club Rossie, the commercial arm of Roscommon GAA and our partner Ballymore. The Draw was held in the Hodson Bay Hotel, was independently observed by PWC and broadcast live on Facebook (see 5th Prize: A Two Night Hotel Break, in association with the Hodson Bay Hotel GroupFrancis Finneran Roscommon Key Stats:€1,403,400 raised in 111 days (10 Sept to 30 Dec)€12,643 per day or €527 for every hour the campaign was live84 % of ticket sale online – €1,183,200Top selling counties were Dublin, Roscommon, Kildare, Meath, GalwayTop selling countries were Ireland, USA, UKOver 750k people marketed to on FacebookThe volunteer team of Club Rossie who executed this campaign comprised of: Digital Team / MarketingColm Beirne, Clara Hester, David Leydon The net contribution to Roscommon GAA is €943,400. This will be used to implement the strategic plan of Roscommon GAA including the development of the Dermot Earley Centre of Excellence and work on Dr. Hyde Park.David O Connor, Treasurer of Roscommon GAA and founder of Club Rossie, “Running the finances of a county like Roscommon is challenging. We’ve the 6th smallest population in Ireland, we don’t have an abundance of industry but we have high ambition for Gaelic games in the county. We want all our players to be the best they can be on the field and we need to develop the Dermot Earley Centre of Excellent for all the players, both men and women, in Roscommon. This fundraiser will make a tremendous difference and we’d like to particularly thank Sean Mulryan of Ballymore who has been exceptionally generous to Roscommon for many many years”.Pat Compton, Chairman of Club Rossie, “This campaign which lasted 111 days has certainly brought fundraising in Roscommon to new levels and we look forward to building on this work in the future. We were delighted to be able to donate €10,000 to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice as part of the campaign. The Club Rossie team are all volunteers who don’t receive expenses or payments for their work. They are a pleasure to deal with and just get on with the job!”.Aidan Brady, who project managed the #WinAHouseInDublin campaign, “Our campaign to raise over €1,400,000 was based on a running a comprehensive sales and marketing effort which included out of home advertising as well as executing a very significant digital advertising campaign across the key social platforms of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn as well as Google. We’re delighted that our campaign will make such a significant difference to Roscommon GAA. We’d really like to thank all the people who bought a ticket and entered our Draw”.Finally, Chairman of Roscommon GAA Seamus Sweeney commented, “This is a game changer for Roscommon GAA financially. It sets us up for the future and I’d like to pay tribute to the Club Rossie team who since their launch in 2014 have professionalised fundraising in Roscommon and made an exceptional contribution to the county”. Many people helped us along the way including:Aidan Greene of Tarmonfeckin, Hodson Bay Hotel, all Clubs in the county, many volunteers in Roscommon GAA, County senior footballers and management, local media, Dermot and Dave, Cian O’Connell,   Niamh Towey, Enda Newton of AMOSS Solicitors, Helen Smyth and her team in Facebook, Conor Jones, Simon Clarke and the team in Google, Therese Ahern photographer, Alan Keogh designer, Bank of Ireland Roscommon, AIB Roscommon , Supervalu Roscommon, Brady Travel, , Liffey Valley, Whitewater Centre Newbridge, Athlone Town Centre, Pavilion Shopping Centre Swords, Casey’s Roscommon, Fleming’s Supervalu Roscommon, Abbey Hotel Roscommon.We thank them all sincerely.To all Roscommon GAA people – onwards and upwards from here.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 2nd Prize: €5,000 CashMaire Allen Roscommon In addition Roscommon GAA staff, Diane Dennehy and Stephen Ormsby, went above and beyond the call of duty. Many officers of the county board in particular Seamus Sweeney, Hugh Lynn, Christy McDermott, Valerie Murray & Tom Murray made a significant contribution. Colm Hanratty of Six Two Digital played a vital role throughout and was of immense help.A special thank you to Tom Hunt in San Francisco who has been steadfast in his support of Club Rossie over the past 4 years and also to Mary, Paul and all the Earley family who have also being very supportive through the years.Other prize winners: County TreasurerDavid O’Connor RoleTeam member 6th Prize: A Two Night Hotel Break, in association with The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co. GalwayLinda Mc Cauley Dublin Project ManagerAidan Brady (Club Rossie Project Manager for Win a House in Dublin campaign) #WinAHouseInDublin was the most ambitious fundraiser ever undertaken by Roscommon GAA. The fundraiser organised by Club Rossie grossed €1,403,400 based on sales of 14,034 tickets at €100 per ticket. The cost to run the event was €460,000 with the cost of the house accounting for €350,000. The remaining cost was comprised of paying stamp duty and legal fees, out of home advertising which included digital signage at the IFSC and a number of other central Dublin locations, radio advertising and particularly investment in digital platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google. 4th Prize: A 49″ Ultra HD 4K LG TV, in association with King and Moffatt Euronics Electrical Store, Carrick on ShannonRuth Kelly Roscommonlast_img read more

Spurs to extend Vertonghen’s contract with deal running out in 2019

first_img Session ID: 2020-08-02:db24c06d92f6d89379a6fc04 Player Element ID: video_5829960104001_5067014667001 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. PlayMuteCurrent Time 00:00/Duration 00:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -00:00 1xPlayback RateFullscreenWatford 2-1 Tottenham: Hornets pull off great result by beating Spurs for first time in 31 years 3 Jan Vertonghen’s current deal expires at the end of the season but he is expected to agree a one-year extensionCredit: Getty3 When fit, Jan Vertonghen is undoubtedly one of the first names on the Tottenham team-sheetCredit: Getty Images – GettyWatch all ten Premier League games from Saturday and Sunday in our Weekend Round-upVertonghen shows no signs of letting standards slip, starring for Belgium in their World Cup campaign this summer.He also became the first player to reach 100 caps for Belgium.Most Read In FootballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordAnd the man himself is adamant he will continue to play a the highest level until his late 30s.Speaking back in the winter of 2016, Vertonghen said: “It’s very hard to finish your career at this level as it demands a lot of your body.”But I will try and I’m doing everything I can to stay as fit as possible to compete for as long as I can at this level.”Not a lot of players can play here until they’re 36 or 37 but I will do my best to play here as long as I can.”Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen gets in row with ball boy, who is later spoken to by a steward TOTTENHAM defender Jan Vertonghen is poised to agree a new contract with the club.The 31-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season, but a one-year extension will be offered.3 Jan Vertonghen is poised to stick around Spurs for a little while longer yetCredit: GettySince joining from Ajax back in the summer of 2012, Vertonghen has been one of the first names on the team-sheet.His current terms were agreed in December 2016.Speaking about his future, the Belgian centre-half said: “My contract is expiring at the end of the season, but Tottenham have an option to extend it with one year.”I think they will take up the option. We’ll see what happens.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video is not playable. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_NOT_PLAYABLElast_img read more

Guyanese Diaspora?

first_imgThe University of Guyana (UG) announced that it will host its inaugural “Diaspora Engagement Conference” from July 23-28, 2017, under the theme ‘Dreaming Diaspora Engagement, Doing Diaspora Engagement’.More specifically, it claims the Conference would provide the platform to develop a diaspora engagement strategy that would inform the work of the first “Caribbean Diaspora Engagement Centre” which will be launched during the conference.But in that statement, there are several ambiguities that need to be clarified. While the conference claims to be an “inaugural” one, it followed several engagements initiated by the new Vice Chancellor (VC) Ivelaw Griffith that also invoked the ‘diaspora’ theme. One of these was a “Renaissance Weekend” last September in New York City, to which the VC flew up with a large delegation of 13 from UG to represent the “UG Renaissance” in order to “friend and fund raise”.It would appear the idea of a “diaspora engagement” was already in the air since in the UG Magazine “Renaissance”, following the inaugural one, it was reported: “One of the bold objectives of this Renaissance project was to facilitate tangible Diaspora Support Engagement in four critical academic areas: Technology (Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering), Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Medical Technology), Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics), and Law.”On the team’s return, the VC dubbed the trip to the diaspora a “success”, especially as it related to the above mentioned assistance and what it foreshadowed: “The Renaissance weekend in New York has set the stage for considerable financial, human capital and technical assistance to our university by providing structure to Guyanese and other nationals in the diaspora to support critical areas of need.” However, when the financial details were revealed, it turned out that while $2,019,950 was secured through contributions from the diaspora, $4,366,024 was spent on the expenses of the team. There were cries of protests from some staff, especially against the background of an increase in student fees and the presentation of UG’s largest budget ever – $5.2 billion for financial year 2017, of which $3.0 billion was earmarked for recurrent expenditure, versus $2.2 billion for capital works. The main reason for mentioning the previous expensive engagement to stimulate engagement with the diaspora is that the present “inaugural” Conference seems to have completely ignored the achievements mentioned above from the September 2016 engagement, since they relate to the core raison d’etre of UG. The attention of the VC appears to have expanded without consolidating the initial claimed gains: “the Conference will contribute to the development of diaspora policy and a framework to effectively attract direct diaspora investment and engage the diaspora in nation building.” If the “success” of the first foray into “diaspora engagement” is anything to go by, one must be concerned about this expanded initiative with three components – an academic symposium, a business forum and community engagement.This concern is heightened by the further ambiguity about exactly which “diaspora” the organisers have in mind, since the announcement speaks of establishing a “Caribbean Diaspora Engagement Centre”. The word “diaspora” means “to scatter about” and refers to people who leave their homeland and maintain some sort of identification with that homeland when they migrate, voluntarily or as in the paradigmatic Jewish instance, involuntarily to other lands.The question that arises is whether UG and its VC are targeting the “Caribbean diaspora” or the “Guyanese diaspora”. If it is the former, is it the entire Caribbean diaspora as represented, say, by the nations of Caricom, or only the Anglophone Caribbean. And even if it is the latter, is it realistic to expect Jamaicans or Bajans to become part of a group intended to spur “engagement” in, for instance, the “community engagement” component of the Conference. This, the release claimed will, “focus on building relationships with key stakeholders, such as diaspora community leaders, governments and hometown associations.”If we are not clear about our destination how will we ever get there?last_img read more

An Ice Cream Fail, and a Success, at Animal Kingdom

first_imgShare This!Dino-Bite Snacks at Animal Kingdom (located near the Restaurantosaurus in Dinoland) is currently offering two speciality ice cream treats. One is among the best Disney treats we’ve had in a while, and the other is among the worst.Let’s start with the bad.Scrooge McDuck’s Billionaire Bacon Caramel Sundae, advertised as containing “golden coins of chocolate, golden crispy pearls, swirls of caramel, bits of bacon and whipped cream topping,” seems like it would be a good idea. We love a good salty/sweet combo. However, rather than containing tiny crumbles of bacon, or a nice crispy strip of caramelized bacon, this sundae includes large, chewy, chunks of meat, with a meat flavor that permeated everything else. We can’t recall every having thrown out Disney ice cream before, but this went right in the trash. Have you tried either of these treats? Do you agree with our views? Let us know in the comments. Photos: Christina Harrison The good news is that the Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich is fantastic. This is “strawberry ice cream served between sugar cookies, rolled in strawberry and vanilla cake crumbs.” It’s like a grown-up version of the strawberry shortcake pop they serve on Good Humor trucks, but with higher quality ingredients. The ice cream is Haagen-Dazs strawberry. The cookie was soft and lovely. The cake crumbles on the side are toasted and give a bit of crunch for textural interest. The shortcake is hefty and can easily be split between two, or even three, people.last_img read more

Jamie Bailey, CFI named Director of Loss Prevention at Scrubs & Beyond, LLC.

first_imgJamie Bailey, CFI was appointed Director of Loss Prevention for St. Louis based Scrubs & More, LLC. Jaimie is the former Claire’s Manager of Investigations for North America and has also held leadership roles with The Children’s Place as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Gordmans as District Manager/Manager of Investigations, The Home Depot as a District Loss Prevention Manager and Kmart as a District Loss Prevention Manager.Scrubs & Beyond, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is the leader in the healthcare apparel industry. With a multi-channel presence including over 150 retail stores nationwide.Congratulations Jamie!- Sponsor –  Information Provided By Our Partners at Loss Prevention Recruiters Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

World Cup School Holiday Clinic A Success

first_imgThe clinic was a great way to raise awareness of the Australian player’s success at Wallsend Touch, as well as helping them raise some much needed funds to get over to Scotland for the World Cup, in June this year.From start to finish the children in attendance at the clinic were shown some fantastic drills, skills and game plays for them to take back to their own teams. This proved to be a well-structured clinic as each of the kids put their new skills into practice when they all competed against the Australian players, at the end of the day.To some, this game would have seemed like a no brainer, but we all know kids these days pick things up much faster than us old folks.The Australian players were in a world of their own, down two touchdowns just before the final buzzer, and it was a controversial touchdown in the corner, that was awarded by the so called ‘International Referee’ that sealed the deal for these future stars of the game.The final score was Kids (3) – Aussie Players (0). If I was one of those Aussie players I’d be watching my back at the next World Cup selections!In the end it was a brilliant day. To top it off, the local news crew from Channel 9 NBN got some great footage, with an informative interview with Australian player, Amy Smith, and Australian referee, Beau Newell. The story was broadcasted on the Wednesday night news, and a copy of that interview should be available on Wolves Web in the coming days.With just under nine weeks until the World Cup, each of our reps are training hard and preparing for the event.Be sure to bring the family along to next Wednesday night’s games (Wednesday, 27 April) from 6pm till 8.30pm, where the Australian representatives are holding a fundraising barbeque and cake stall, in addition to some fun and giveaways. So please support our representatives and help them out.Thanks to Wallsend Touch Association for providing the article content.last_img read more

10 months agoConte makes clear to Man Utd he wants job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Conte makes clear to Man Utd he wants jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAntonio Conte has told Manchester United chief Ed Woodward he wants the manager’s job.The former Chelsea boss, reports TMW, has turned down AS Roma and Real Madrid convinced the United job would soon become available.And after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, Conte’s minders have assured Woodward his ambition hasn’t changed.The two parties have been in contact for the past two months, with Conte keeping himself available for the United post.However, working against Conte is Woodward’s priority, who remains Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. last_img

a month agoBarcelona finance chief Tombas: Two different Neymar offers tabled

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona finance chief Tombas: Two different Neymar offers tabledby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona finance chief Enrique Tombas has confirmed they made two offers for PSG star Neymar.Tombas also insisted they had enough cash reserves to reach a deal with Barca.He revealed, “With the conditions we offered, the recruitment of Neymar was perfectly viable.”We made two proposals, one with players included in the transaction, one without. But they refused both.”After his return to action last week for victory over Strasbourg, Neymar admitted: “Everyone knows that I wanted to leave, I have always been clear. I will not go into details, because it would affect other people.” last_img read more