Ramalho and Juanpe, irreplaceable this course in Girona

first_imgAnd if Ramalho and Juanpe are the face in this aspect of never being replaced when they are incumbents, it could be said that Álex Gallar and Borja García are the cross. They are the Girona players who have been changed the most after being chosen to appear at the start. Gallar is the leader because he has suffered in 11 duels. He was one of the star signings in summer and his lack of continuity is surprising because, in addition, another fact that drags is that he has only completed three games (Las Palmas, Tenerife and Ponferradina) of the 26 he has played as a rojiblanco. Borja follows closely. He has been a starter 24 times and has been changed ten times before the end of the duel. Having a large and quality workforce allows Pep Lluís Martí (it happened to Unzué in the first meetings of the course) to have the possibility of moving the team at will without hardly resenting it. But it is being verified that in the rojiblanco group there are, without counting the goalkeepers Juan Carlos and Asier Riesgo, two players who are irreplaceable: Jonás Ramalho and Juanpe Ramírez. The data indicates that are the only two footballers of the Girona team who, after being the starters, have never been changed. And this is something that vital players like Cristhian Stuani and Borja García cannot say or that more minutes like Àlex Granell or Pedro Alcalá add up.Ramalho and Juanpe, both defenders, have not experienced the sensation, this season in the League, of seeing their number on the lineup to go to the bench. And they have had possibilities because the two go through the ten games played. Of course, the one with the most merit is Juanpe because he has played 23 duels and in only one of them was a substitute. On day 17, in Fuenlabrada. The rest of the matches, 22, have started. Although there is something that prevents us from commenting that he played them all complete because on matchday 6, against Almería, he was sent off in 81 ‘. As to Ramalho, of his 14 League appearances, has been a substitute in only three. Which means that 11 duels have been played in full.last_img

Defending champs Milex Eagles post first round win

first_imgKINGSTON:Defending champions, the Milex Eagles, got off to a winning start in 2016 KPMG Squash League which kicked off on Tuesday at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston.The tournament will see 16 teams vying for top honours. However, the competition’s handicap format adds an element of unpredictability to the proceedings as it creates a level playing field among players, regardless of experience and skill levels.Milex Eagles look like a good bet for two in a row as they beat Lemons Aide 3-0 in the first round of play. The team now includes two decorated junior champions; All Jamaica Under-17 Boys Champion, Tahjia Lumley who beat Don Nemhard 20/21, 21/18, 21/17, 21/18; and Caribbean Under-19 Girls Champion, Akelia Wiltshire from Guyana, who defeated Raymond Donaldson 21/17, 17/21, 21/19, 21/19. Alex Jordan sealed the deal for the Eagles when she beat Stewart Maxwell 21/12, 21/18, 23/20.In contrast, the Transformers, another highly touted team, had a rocky start losing 0-2 to Lemons Black & Tan. Former All Jamaica Ladies Champion, Alyssa Mullings, was beaten 21/19, 18/21, 20/22, 21/12, 15/21 by veteran Bobby Vaughan and rising star Mia Lake went down 19/21, 21/19, 9/21, 20/23 to Anthony Ayoub.New entrants, Levy Tax headlined by 13-time All Jamaica Men’s Champion, Wayne Burrowes, beat UTech Saints 2-1. Burrowes beat Mario O’Connor 11/21, 21/19, 21/18, 21/19 to give his team the lead; then Luke Roberts followed on by defeating Mike Fennel 21/17, 21/13, 21/11. Sebastian Levy lost to Sean Flynn 21/10, 21/11, 21/6; but Levy Tax had already secured the overall win.Similarly, debutantes, the Dream Team beat the Screaming Eagles 2-1. Nicholas Benjamin beat Stewart Murray 21/11, 17/21, 19/21, 21/9, 21/19 to put the Dream Team ahead but then Shane Murray beat Richard Ardito 21/16, 23/21, 21/14. However, Adam Ardito defeated Rajeev Venugopal 21/20,23/20, 21/14 and the Dream Team emerged victorious.The tournament, which will also enjoys support from associate sponsors, JN General Insurance, is scheduled to run for eight weeks. The first stage will feature round robin matches in groups of four, and the top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals.last_img

Chan finally ends drought with Ginebra: ‘I’m now comfortable with my team’

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West His first five games with the Gin Kings have been abysmal with Chan making just one three-pointer after 13 attempts and scoring just 28 total points.Chan found got himself into the proverbial desert with nary any sign of precipitation, that was until the Gin Kings marched into the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’As if a switched was flicked on, Chan seemed to have found his scoring groove and put up 21 points, on 6-of-10 shooting, to help Ginebra to a 102-89 win over Rain or Shine in Game 1.READ: Ginebra trumps Rain or Shine for 1-0 semis lead Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ “I can say that I’m now more comfortable with my team and I feel I have found my rhythm,” said Chan in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I talked with coach Tim [Cone] the other day regarding my role in the team and it shone a light on me.”Chan was averaging 5.6 points in his first five games and that was until Cone showed him that he does not have to force himself into situations but allow the offense to come to him.Cone said Chan would thrive in a free-flowing offense that will naturally give him the space to work in the perimeter.“Jeff is a really great weapon when he’s got good players around him,” said Cone, whose team is on an eighth-game winning streak. “When he’s got really good players around him who can create openings for him, he is really dynamic and Jeff showed that to us tonight.”Chan was the sparkplug of Ginebra’s game-defining 23-4 run in the fourth quarter when he faked Jay Washington and drilled the three-pointer for the 79-70 Gin King lead.ADVERTISEMENT Jeff Chan hasn’t had the smoothest of rides since Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He then made another triple and got to the basket on a transition layup for Ginebra’s 97-78 lead, and all these buckets were just precursors to the Gin Kings’ 102-78 lead with 3:25 left in the game.“I now know when to shoot and when not to shoot,” said Chan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img

“Inspiring Their Creativity”

first_imgBaba Shabu (rear) with art students at the Foundation for Recreation and Children Education (FORCE) in Gbarnga, Bong County. The children always greet Baba with a “Karibu Wazee” (“Welcome elders” in Kiswahili) and he salutes them too with a fist up.The visual arts departments of three schools are coming together to present their students’ work in the gallery of the Liberia National Museum. The three schools are Foundation for Recreation and Children Education (FORCE) in Gbarnga, Bong County, founded by S. Tornorlah Varpilah; Women and Children Education Art Gallery in Oldest Congotown, founded by Abu Fofana; and Haweh Academy, in New Georgia, founded by Mrs. Marinda Freeman-Badio.The exhibition is coordinated by Baba and Mama Shabu who have been curating National Museum exhibitions since 2011 including the first exhibition after the museum’s reopening in 2017. The Shabus have also been working with school children and their teachers for years, helping the kids develop their sense of creativity and helping their teachers to observe and nurture creativity in their students.“Our national museum is like our mirror,” say the Shabus. “It shows who we are – our history.  And the 3rd floor gallery of the museum mirrors the beauty we can become – our future. And so, for our future, our children’s art exhibition, ‘Inspiring Their Creativity’ should be the next exhibition in that gallery.”And they would know, having practiced, produced and had taught creative arts at the elementary, tertiary and professional levels for well over 50 years, across Africa and in the United States of America.There’s an old maxim, “The media is the mirror of society”, which many people tend to relate purely to what is considered ‘mainstream media’ – newspapers, magazines, radio, television. And though the mainstream media is derived from the creative solutions that make media attractive, relevant and marketable, such creative solutions are often identified more in terms of the technological tools used to bring them about, and less in terms of the creative vision – the big ideas that get the ball rolling. The reality, however, is that creative media – and the tools that make them – cannot be produced without the cultural context to give it relevance.The children’s art exhibition is the first event of the Shabu @ 90 art exhibition, slated for December 2018.The Shabus agree. “The whole idea is that we need to increase our creativity and our trust in our creativity. Instead of just doing things because the establishment has set it up a certain way… we have to be creative to figure out what works best for us. It’s got to start with the children – if they are taught to be creative and allowed to be creative; not always told to draw and what to draw but, just by explaining it, let them draw it. Instructors need to learn to see and hear and nurture creativity in children.“We want people to see that creativity starts from the youngest and, if we start them off now (allowing and nurturing creativity), then when they are capable of contributing to society, they will be able to use that creativity to move Liberia forward,” they say.The children’s art exhibition opens Tuesday, December 11, 2018 on the third floor of the Liberia National Museum on Broad Street, Monrovia. The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings and some textile designs from kids ages 6-15 years old.This is actually the first event of a larger exhibition, titled: “Shabu @ 90”, featuring Baba’s latest works.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Rainfall below normal in June

first_imgEnvironment Canada says we received 14 millimeters of rain on Tuesday, unofficially putting the June total at 41.2.That’s about 30 less than average for the month…but it is significantly more than what was expected just two weeks ago. We received all but a trace of the June total in the last half of the month and 80 percent of it, in the last week.The-year-to-date total through June was 180 millimeters, which is only about 20 less than the norm…and was slightly better than the 178 received in the first six months of last year.- Advertisement -However, it is still likely to take, another significant amount, in the next two weeks, to dodge the area’s second consecutive drought year…and the third one of the last four years.We got off to a slow start with only 0.8 millimillters yesterday…the first day of the what is traditionally the area’s high moisture month of the year. With a norm of 83.2 millimeters…July put the drought stamp on 2008, with a pitiful total of only 20.6.last_img

Exclusive – Hasselbaink insists: I want to be the next manager of Leeds United

first_imgJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has told talkSPORT he wants to be the next manager of Leeds United.The Elland Road club is on the look-out for a new boss following the dismissal of David Hockaday last month and Hasselbaink, whose only previous management experience was a season in charge of Belgian Second Division side Royal Antwerp, has thrown his hat into the ring.The Dutch striker, who had a spell as a coach at Nottingham Forest, began his career in England with the Yorkshire giants in the late 1990s and he insists he would relish a return.“Leeds United is a wonderful big club where I had two great years. If they want to talk to me, of course I would talk [to them],” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I’ve got experience, I know I could take the club forward and I know I can take the club back to where they need to go.“But what do Leeds United themselves want? That’s the most important question. How do they see things? At the moment there are so many things going on they need to sort out first, or maybe they have already.“But if they want to talk to me, of course I would be interested. Who doesn’t want to manage Leeds United? It’s one of the ten biggest jobs in the country.”last_img

Everton win stifles Chelsea boss Sarri’s top-four hopes

first_img0Shares0000Tough day – Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri saw his side well-beaten by Everton at Goodison Park © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Mar 17 – Maurizio Sarri endured a frustrating afternoon as his Chelsea side’s second-half collapse saw them suffer a 2-0 Premier League defeat at mid-table Everton.Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson, converting after his own saved penalty, scored the goals at Goodison Park on Sunday that halted Chelsea’s recent good run and weakened their bid to secure a top-four finish. Brazilian Richarlison struck in the 49th minute, after Sigurdsson’s right-wing corner had been met by a powerful header from Dominic Calvert-Lewin which Kepa Arrizabalaga saved well on his goal-line.But the Everton forward reacted first to force the rebound over the line from close range, a goal that came largely against the run of play.Arrizabalaga had saved a good effort from Andre Gomes seconds earlier and did likewise in keeping out Sigurdsson’s 71st-minute penalty, awarded after Marcos Alonso stood on the foot of Richarlison.But the Iceland international kept his composure from the rebound, completing the routine task of tapping the ball into the open goal.It was a major turnaround following a first half of almost complete Chelsea domination.Eden Hazard was unfortunate not to give the visitors an early lead in a dominant opening 45 minutes against an Everton side who have struggled for form and results in recent weeks.After six minutes, Ross Barkley and Gonzalo Higuain combined neatly to set up the chance which Hazard curled against the right-hand post, with the ball rebounding to safety.– Dominant Chelsea –When Higuain was presented with another glorious opportunity just seconds later, denied by Everton centre-back Yerry Mina making a late move to put off his opponent, Chelsea looked well in control.It remained that way for the majority of the opening half with Barkley, booed lustily by Everton supporters every time he touched the ball, clearly relishing a return to his former club.Barkley’s protracted departure from Merseyside, and his refusal to sign a new contract as a move to Chelsea neared, has clearly tarnished the England midfielder’s reputation with Everton fans.But his influential first-half display, and Chelsea’s initial superiority, suggested he would enjoy a successful return, for half the game at least.Hazard had already drawn a solid stop from Jordan Pickford inside the opening few moments and Higuain and Barkley both forced the England goalkeeper into routine saves before Pedro ended the half by sending a shot just wide.The second half, however, quickly became a different story with Chelsea forced to respond to the game’s first goal and Pedro’s cross soon picking out Alonso who drove the ball into the side-netting.Everton, showing far more belief than in the opening period, almost scored a second goal when Calvert-Lewin came within inches of meeting Lucas Digne’s left-wing cross but Chelsea still had the firepower to threaten an equaliser.David Luiz’s 59th-minute pass was cushioned by N’Golo Kante for Higuain whose crisp 25-yard strike forced Pickford into an excellent, one-handed diving save.Sarri rang the changes, taking off Barkley among others — much to the delight of the home supporters — although Everton still looked the more likely scorers.Substitute Theo Walcott found himself clear but saw his angled shot well saved once more by Arrizabalaga before opposite number Pickford continued an excellent display by tipping over a powerful shot from Chelsea replacement Callum Hudson-Odoi.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img

Timbe must work with my philosophy-Migne

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe wheels away from a Madagascar opponent during their African Cup of Nations build up match at the Stade Robert Boban in Paris, France, on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, June 8 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has fired a warning to China-based winger Ayub Timbe that he has to conform to his philosophy or else he risks falling out of favor in the squad.Timbe started his first match for the national team under Migne during Friday night’s friendly match against Madagascar in Paris but despite being one of the most lively players in the team, the French tactician says he did not play much to his style. “Ayub needs to understand my philosophy; the philosophy which we have built for one year. But, I am not worried because I know he will understand. Of course if it is not the case it will be a problem for him, but I know he will understand,” Migne said after the game.He added; “He is a talented player and he wanted to show me his quality but maybe he wanted to show it too much. But we have time to work and improve the level of the team.”Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe reacts during their African Cup of Nations build up match at the Stade Robert Boban in Paris, France, on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, the tactician said he was proud of the team’s young guns, including debutant John Avire who played the first 45 minutes and Joseph Okumu who came on as a substitute for Musa Mohammed at the beginning of the second 45.“I was happy and almost ready to let him (Avire) go on with Olunga, but Olunga is Olunga. In the beginning I didn’t want to put him from the start because he only arrived yesterday (Thursday). But Avire showed some good things. He will be interesting for the future. He is here to learn during this period but we didn’t help him in first half he was alone. We reduced the space with Olunga in the second half and played better,” the tactician said.On Okumu’s calm and composed performance at the heart of defense, Migne was also pleased saying Kenya’s defense is in safe hands now and in the future.“If you don’t put the player on the field you can’t have the answer. I am not afraid to have confidence in my players; even the young players. He showed me during the last training session that he deserves to have a chance,”Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne consults with members of his backroom staff during their African Cup of Nations build up match at the Stade Robert Boban in Paris, France, on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“He will be the future of Harambee stars soon; soon maybe next week, maybe after AFCON; we will see he has the quality and behavior. I am a happy coach because I have options in central defense. If you look at Mandela (Brian), Musa (Mohammed), Joash (Onyango) and Bernard (Ochieng), they are not very old,” he further stated.Despite nit being pleased with how the first half panned out, Migne says he was happy with victory saying it has boosted their confidence heading into the final two weeks of training before the Cup of Nations kicks off in Egypt.“It is always good to win in football. The good thing is that we didn’t concede a goal and that means we are strong defensively even under the storm like was the case in the first half. It was difficult sometimes but we were there and at the end it is a victory and it is fantastic,”“Victory brings confidence but we need to continue to be humble. Without humility in football it is tough. When you don’t respect football, football will kill you like it was almost the case in the first half but fortunately we had a good reaction in the second half,” stated the Frenchman.Stars had a free day on Sunday where they were given permission to tour the city of Paris, but will be back hard at work at their base in Marcoussis with two sessions on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img

Nasdaq on hunt for global partner

first_imgNEW YORK – With two of its rivals set to combine into the world’s first trans-Atlantic securities market, Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. Chief Executive Bob Greifeld is expected to come under increasing pressure to pursue his own transformative deal. It’s not that he hasn’t been trying – last month, Greifeld must have been dreaming that he would be the man to stand on a stage in Britain to introduce the creation of the world’s largest stock exchange. But, the Nasdaq’s offer to buy the venerable London Stock Exchange was soundly rejected. That moment in time instead went to NYSE Group Inc. CEO John Thain on Friday. He was the one who mounted the dais at the 19th-century Paris Bourse to unveil the $9.96 billion deal to acquire Europe’s second-largest exchange – Euronext NV. The race to become the first truly global stock exchange appears to have been won by the NYSE, but Wall Street isn’t counting Greifeld out. The fierce rivalry between the Big Board and Nasdaq is expected to continue. 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“The Nasdaq signaled their desire and belief in a trans-Atlantic entity first, but that’s not the way it played out,” said Bill Cline, managing director of the capital markets practice at the consulting firm Accenture. Greifeld, who declined to comment about the exchange’s future after the NYSE/Euronext deal was announced, is said to be eyeing a number of chairs. First and foremost, the prize continues to be the U.K.’s biggest stock market. The 300-year-old London Stock Exchange has been no stranger to takeover attempts. Nasdaq entered the fray with a $4.5 billion bid, and the deal’s rejection motivated Greifeld to snap up a 25.1 percent stake in the exchange to become its biggest shareholder.last_img

Fulham midfielder signs new two-year deal

first_img possible xi We’re delighted to confirm that Kevin McDonald has agreed a new two-year deal with Fulham Football Club.📝: https://t.co/JVRg5EJ9Ka#KMAC 👊 pic.twitter.com/TFjAQDXGD6— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) July 27, 2018 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures McDonald played a key role in Fulham’s promotion-winning season and featured prominently in the club’s 23-game unbeaten streak.Speaking to fulhamfctv, McDonald said: “Obviously I’m delighted. I feel settled here, it’s a great place to play, it’s got everything needed for a Premier League club, and thankfully that’s what we are.“Hopefully we can kick on this season, it’s been a great couple of years and – having extended my contract – I couldn’t be happier.” who plays? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gameday How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Club co-owner Tony Khan added: “Kevin’s presence within our squad and the positive effect he has on his teammates cannot be underestimated.“Of course, Kevin made important contributions to our great success last season, so now it’s fitting that he will be contributing to our future successes as well! Come on Fulham!” Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? possible standings ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald has signed a new two-year deal with the club.The 29-year-old has committed his future to Craven Cottage until 2020 with the option to extend by a further 12 months. smart causal NEW ERA McDonald was a key man for Slavisa Jokanovic last season highlights last_img