Bale: It hurts to see him roam the countryside. His first part was dismal, without overflow or danger, but also without attitude, oblivious to what was happening on the grass. It worsened every ball that came to him. Something Zidane must have told him at the break, as he improved ostensibly, pressing much harder on Celta’s possessions and looking for Benzema with more zeal. Even so, very little of the Welshman, who took the yellow for an ugly entry over Rafinha. He left in 84 ’for Mendy to enter. The Bernabéu fired him with a mixture of whistles and applause, showing the division between the fans: between those who believe there is still a player to rescue and those who believe he has lost all credit.Benzema: little danger of the French during the 90 minutes, which still showed good chemistry with Hazard on the left side. Out of his boots came the ball that ended in the penalty that Ramos would make 2-1. But the center forward of Madrid must contribute more in attack, left no notable shots saved in the prolongation, when he had two occasions: on one, he riveted horrible after a good chest control; in the other, his left-footed shot was cleared by Rubén.Hazard: the best white attacker, despite leading without playing since he was injured against PSG on November 26. Its ownership surprised by premature, but proved justified. The Belgian wore rhythm, overflow and quite daring, well above the level with which the course began. He lacked release more at the auction, had chances and did not take advantage of them. But he provoked the 2-1 penalty, taking advantage of a somewhat brownish Ruben. He left his place to Vinicius in 74 ‘and the Bernabéu recognized his great game, which anticipates much more on his part.Vinicius: it came out in 74 ’by Hazard. On the left, he sought to extend the white game with starts, although without much luck. Zidane corrected him more than once. He left to the right, where he could not shine either.Modric: entered 82 ’instead of Kroos. Something was wrong with their snatching in dangerous areas, the party asked for pause and touch when it came out.Mendy: entered 84 ’by Bale. He left to finish tying the triumph and found himself face to face with Mina’s draw. He tried on the left in the short time he had. Courtois: Little can be blamed on Smolov 0-1, it was sold and covered as the Russian’s shot could. He saved Madrid in the first half with a stop at the top of Aidoo that would have meant 0-2. Mina’s 2-2 also caught him sold, with no room for maneuver.Carvajal: as usual, omnipresent in attack, although little harmful, failing the centers. Although Bale helped him very little to appear in attack in advantageous positions. Mina got away in 2-2, he had to close it with more fortitude.Varane: serious error in the 0-1 of Smolov, that pass was his thing and he measured badly, it happened close and did not cut the assistance of Aspas. He suffered to contain Moaña and the Russian, although he gained security over the minutes. Well at the start of the ball, especially when Madrid launched into the attack in the second half. In 2-2 it also gave the feeling that that pass line was his, although only Denis Suarez imagined that pass.Bouquets: The 0-1 also caught him off-site, with the rear open, although the major responsibility went to Varane. In the second half he scored two goals, although only one went up to the scoreboard: first he was knocked out for offside, well marked; Then he scored the 2-1 penalty, a luck in which he has been infallible. He claimed a penalty in the extension that Alberola Rojas did not grant.Marcelo: surprising its alignment, with Mendy with four yellow and the Classic two days away. Celta’s goal came by his flank, although he cannot be blamed for great responsibilities. He improved the tone of the last matches in attack, combining well with Hazard and Benzema. He served Kroos 1-1 with a good pass to the front of the area. Green sprouts for the Brazilian.Valverde: discreet Uruguayan party in attack, did not show much his deployment or his arrival, although the back of five Celtic men did not help him in that regard. In defense, as always, very intense to raise the pressure.Casemiro: something heavy with a ball, although with a lot of security. Far from his best version, he tested his good shot in the first half and he had little to score a goal, but his shot went high.Kroos: the German was the best white midfielder, long. Very safe with the ball, rising to the first white pressure and venting with your changes of direction. To this he added his good punch to score the 1-1, despite doing it with his bad leg, the left. His hit was excellent. Good commitment in defense. He left by Modric, cheered by the Bernabéu.
It would have taken nothing less than a highly motivated team, with some very inspired players, a great tactical plan and perfect game-time execution for Jamaica College (JC) to turn the tables on St George’s College the way they did in the Manning Cup final. This is the kind of dynamic convergence that generally occurs when a team with superior individual talent gets beaten by a team with less individual quality. It was a lesson in tactical brilliance by coach Miguel Coley and the rest of the JC coaching staff. After getting clobbered by an embarrassing four goals to nil in the FLOW Super Cup final, JC could have easily lost confidence and surrendered the psychological advantage. Instead, their emphatic response was commensurate with their status as champions. I did an interview on radio with Coley on the eve of the final and asked him if he had a specific plan for the St George’s number 11? Coley, I thought, pretended not to hear the question, so I asked him again, do you have a plan for the highly rated Alex Marshall, who basically destroyed JC in the Super Cup final? Coley, this time, was deliberately evasive and expertly stuck to generalities while refusing to answer the question directly. It was obvious from then that a plan was indeed in place. Marshall shut down To nullify a dangerous striker, coaches generally employ one of two approaches: designate a man marker or cut off the supply line to the danger man. JC opted for the latter, and they did it brilliantly. Outside of the overall defensive discipline of the champions, as reflected in their tenacious tackling, marking and pressuring of the ball, the likes of captain Shevon Stewart and Gregory Messam Jr, the season-long supply line for the consistently brilliant Marshall, were rendered ineffective by the high-energy and aggressive JC ball-pressing in midfield, which left Marshall out of service and a mere spectator. At one point in the game, Stewart came over to coach Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell and the television microphone picked up the conversation as the skipper quietly complained to the coach about the effort of some of his teammates. Coach Bell responded by saying, talk to them, but don’t quarrel, just talk to them. Crucially, for the entire 90 minutes, St George’s were unable to conjure up any significant tactical response to the relentless aggression and efficiency of the JC approach. During coach Miguel Coley’s 100 per cent three-peat Manning Cup run at JC, one thing that they have done consistently is to peak and play their best football at the business end of the season. I have been cautiously sending out my warnings all year long that the wagon-filled STGC clan had better be wary of JC. On the STGC side, I did detect an uncharacteristic touch of overconfidence from a couple of the television interviews, and who could blame them really, after St George’s had so emphatically demolished JC two weeks before? Certainly, for the first time that I can remember in his illustrious coaching career, Bell was outcoached in a Manning Cup final. That picture of him kneeling to congratulate Coley said more than a thousand words, as one of the oldest lessons in sport was reinforced in the 2015 Manning Cup final: Never underestimate the heart of a champion.
Western Bureau:Arnett Gardens FC swept into third place in the Red Stripe Premier League, on the back of a Marcelino Blackburn double at the Frome Sports Complex yesterday.The defending champions came from behind to clip Reno 2-1 after Tyshan Hill had fired Reno into the lead in the 21st minute. Blackburn levelled the score with a header in the 47th minute then struck again in added time with a dipping left-footed free kick.The victory takes them to third in the table, joining Humble Lion on 26 points, and left the home team in mid-table with 22 points.”I am very pleased with the win, because we have been having trouble scoring lately. These are two wonderful goals from Blackburn, and the team definitely deserves the win,” stated Arnett Gardens coach Jerome Waite.The result has left Reno coach Michael Graham struggling for words, as he was clearly upset.”This was a game we should have won, but for the lack of concentration in the second half,” Graham said.”After scoring first, we were looking to get all three points but we faltered and they scored an unfortunate goal,” he said.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has vowed to personally intervene and ensure that justice is done concerning the rape and subsequent death of 12-year-old Ma Musu Fofana, which occurred on Sunday, January 18. Joined on Friday, January 23 by the Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, the President paid a special visit to the family of the girl at their Moulton Corner residence in Brewerville, outside Monrovia, to sympathize with them.“I am shocked that someone could be so wicked and devilish to the extent of raping and killing an innocent child in such brutal manner,” the President told the bereaved family. “I thought it was very important to come here and see the family myself. I am truly sorry and extend sympathy to the bereaved family for this loss.”Justice, in this case, according to the Liberian President, is not only against the perpetrator, but all those who one way or the other contributed to the death of the rape victim. These include various health facilities where she was refused treatment and some LNP officers who denied passage at a check-point of the vehicle that was conveying the victim for treatment.Ma Musu Fofana, the little girl, who many described as resourceful and full of potential, was on Sunday, January 18, brutally raped by 49-year-old Musa Kanneh, a man who many now described as a barbaric and evil minded.President Sirleaf assured the family that her government takes rape seriously and will leave no stone unturned in bringing perpetrators of rape – especially Kanneh – to justice. “I am awaiting the outcome of the investigation, which is ongoing. We will allow the police and the Justice Ministry to do their job, but let me assure you that the perpetrator of this wicked act will pay dearly in keeping with law,” she assured the family members.She pointed out that government is concerned about the roles played by different actors following the raping of the child and has requested the Ministry of Justice to probe the situation to facilitate informed actions. “We want to know why she was reportedly rejected by some health centers, and how it got difficult to get her to the John F. Kennedy Hospital in time. We want to know if other factors contributed to her death and who was responsible for those actions,” she indicated.The Liberian President also used the opportunity to sound a strong warning to would-be rapists that government is fed-up with their wicked behavior and would come strongly after rapists who are bent on destroying children young enough to be their own children. She then encouraged all citizens to see the fight against rape as everyone’s business and join in stopping the victimization of the many innocent children who are being abused and harmed.The biological mother, Massa Morris and stepfather, Emmanuel Morris, and several of the victim’s family members were on hand to receive the Liberian leader during the visit.The late Ma Musu’s aunt, Fatu Morris, who the child was staying with prior to her demise, briefed President Sirleaf on the circumstances that led to the raping and subsequent death of little girl and the difficulties encountered in trying to save her life.She informed President Sirleaf that both Redemption Hospital and Faith Clinic turned the patient away when she was taken there for treatment. She also highlighted the difficulty in getting the raped child to the JFK Hospital. “She is gone and we are now looking up to the government to give us justice,” Fatu Morris stressed.Other family members thanked President Sirleaf for her interest and visit and expressed the hope that justice will be done to the one who took the life of their young daughter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Protesters demanding the immediate resignations of the Minister of Education and the Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) stormed the grounds at the Ministry of Education yesterday.The protestors were teachers who told journalists that they are demanding the resignations of Minister George K. Werner and Superintendent Benjamin Jacobs because Werner’s educational reform has failed, besides his dismissing teachers and that Jacobs’s educational qualifications are questionable.Spokesman Cyrus T. Kortu said the protesting teachers were from the Monrovia Consolidated School System Teachers Association, the National Teachers Association of Liberia, and other local teachers’ unions.Mr. Kortu said they are demanding Minister Werners’ resignation because of his role in bringing the Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the introduction of the Bridge Academies that he said lacks what it takes to reform the Liberian school system.‘’The Public Private Partnership is now collecting over L$3000 per student in the primary level and there are many unqualified teachers teaching our children,” Mr. Kortu said.According to him, Bridge Academies, the foreign private education company the government has outsourced the education system to, has no success story in all the countries it has served.Mr. Kortu is the president of the MoE Scholarship Program at the William V. S. Tubman College of the University of Liberia. He said Minister Werner lacks leadership skills and Supt. Jacobs lacks quality academic credentials to manage education in the country.Ms. Susan P. Nagbeh, a member of the MCSS Teachers Association, said once there is no satisfaction for everyone in all the sectors, including education, there will be no peace.‘’We will make sure that all government school teachers lay their chalk down until Werner and Jacobs resign,’’ Nagbeh said. “Many children are not going to school due to Bridge Academies’ policies which is a great violation of their human rights.”Responding to the teachers concern, acting Communications Director at the Ministry of Education, Mr. J. Shannor Goe, said the teachers are at liberty to express their feelings but should understand that Minister Werner is not the problem in the education reform process.‘’It is unfortunate that the teachers are demanding the resignation of the Minister. Minister Werner is working with specific mandates and if he should go it must be based on his violation of those mandates,’’ he said.Mr. Goe further said that reform is not a unilateral decision of Werner but the government in line with plans within the international best practices.He admitted that Bridge Academies failed in Kenya and Uganda but said “it does not mean they can also fail in Liberia.”On students not enrolled in school due to Bridge’s policy of having a minimum size of students in a classroom, Mr. Goe said the choice is for parents to send their children to other schools.The aggrieved teachers, who termed yesterday as day one of their peaceful protest vowed not to stop until Werner and Jacobs resign from their jobs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – UCLA starting junior center Lorenzo Mata limped toward the team bus. He wore a heavy jacket to combat the frigid temperatures and had an ice bag taped to his left hip. Bruins sophomore starting point guard Darren Collison sported a similar ice bag on his left shoulder, then explained why he didn’t play in No. 2 UCLA’s 70-65 loss to West Virginia on Saturday at the WVU Coliseum. With Collison out, freshman Russell Westbrook played a career-high 32 minutes. He went 1 of 11 from the field and scored four points. With Mata out, seldom-used sophomore center Ryan Wright saw action. Backup sophomore center Alfred Aboya played 26 minutes. “I want to play every game, but the best thing is to try and stay healthy for the near future,” Collison said. “I’m going to continue to do my rehab and treatment. I think the best thing was to stay out for this game.” Collison injured his shoulder in the second half Wednesday against USC. He tried to warm up Saturday but was scratched before the game. Mata said he awakened with a sore hip. It loosened up during pregame warumps, but tightened during the first half. Both players talked about heading back to UCLA to be treated for their injuries, and neither knew if they would be ready for this week’s trip to Arizona State and Arizona. The absence of both players put pressure on UCLA’s youth. West Virginia has a notoriously volatile crowd, led by the student section. During a mid-week game against rival Pittsburgh, the crowd taunted Panthers center Aaron Gray by chanting a term that is derogatory toward gay men. So, 80 minutes before Saturday’s tip-off, Mountaineers coach John Beilein addressed the students. He told them the school has made positive strides in changing its reputation the past few years and asked them to represent the school in a positive fashion. When the Bruins took the court for pregame layups, there was a quick chant of “U-S-A, U-S-A,” an obvious reference to a UCLA team with four foreigners. Alfred Aboya and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute are from Cameroon, Ryan Wright is from Canada and Nikola Dragovic hails from Serbia. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
I was driving my two oldest daughters to school in Whittier when the quake struck. I was traveling down Magnolia Avenue when all of a sudden, the trees on both sides of the street started bending as if they were made of rubber. The car was shaking as well. Then I remembered that my youngest daughter, age 10, was home alone. When I arrived home, she was shaken and crying. She told me that she was on the toilet when the house began shaking. Quite a day for all of us. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Maple group in Milford are looking to recruit a full-time administrative assistant with preferably one-year experience in the role. Location: Milford, Co DonegalReporting to: Office Manager:Job Summary Job Title: Administration AssistantAnswer, screen and forward incoming phone callsProvide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/emailsKeep updated records.Inputting and checking delivery dockets against purchase invoices & processing queries with shop and suppliersHelp to maintain all relevant databasesPerform other clerical duties such as filing, photocopying and transcribingThe Ideal Candidate will have:Excellent communication skillsStrong computer skills to include MS Word, & ExcelThe ability to work as part of a team, have an organised approach to tasks and be able to on their own initiativeBenefitsFull training with be provided for this roleProgression within this growing companyFlexible working hours. Job Type Full-time – PermanentExperienceAdministrative: 1 year (Preferred)Salary: NegotiableHow to apply Send your C.V. to:Office Manager, Maple, Main Street, Milford, Co. Donegal, F92 YCP7, Ireland.Or Email: email@example.comJob Vacancy: Maple group seek Administration Assistant in Milford was last modified: January 18th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Administration AssistantJob VacancyjobsMaple group
PICO RIVERA – Fearing Pico Rivera could get caught with no regulations in place for medical marijuana dispensaries, the City Council has unanimously moved to put a temporary ban on any such facilities until it can establish rules for them. Already, the city has received several inquiries from parties interested in opening medical marijuana collectives, said City Manager Chuck Fuentes. Officials said they wanted to avoid a repeat of what happened three years ago, when an all-nude strip club opened for business within a small shopping center on Slauson Avenue near a McDonald’s restaurant, a school and a neighborhood of homes. At the time, the city’s zoning ordinances governing adult businesses prohibited strip clubs from opening anywhere in Pico Rivera except in areas zoned for commercial and manufacturing uses. City officials moved to shut down the club, but the owners of Imperial Showgirls sued Pico Rivera and won, arguing that the 23-year-old zoning restrictions were outdated and provided no place in the city where a strip club could open. “We want to be on more solid ground this time,” Fuentes said Wednesday, “with a zoning ordinance in place so \ can only open in certain parts of the city.” The council also is following the lead of Whittier’s council, which approved an ordinance in January that allows medical marijuana dispensaries but only in commercial and industrial zones, Pico Rivera City Councilman Ron Beilke said. Before approving the ordinance, the Whittier council adopted a moratorium on the dispensaries while the city’s attorney and planning staffers worked out details of the new regulations. “Given that Whittier has already walked this path, we want to do the same,” Beilke said. However, in Whittier’s case, its ordinance was adopted after a medical marijuana collective already had moved into a medical center, without the city’s knowledge. Because of that, the city had no choice but to allow the Whittier Collective to continue operating in the medical center location. Increasingly, smaller cities are finding themselves caught between the proverbial rock and hard place, having to choose whether to observe a state law that allows marijuana to be used for medical reasons – and with a doctor’s prescription – and federal law that makes its possession and use illegal. Some cities that have banned marijuana dispensaries based on federal law have found themselves facing lawsuits. Fuentes said, as far as he knows, no marijuana dispensaries now exist in Pico Rivera. According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws’ Web site, dispensaries exist in Whittier, Hacienda Heights, Long Beach and Anaheim, but there are none in Pico Rivera. With Tuesday’s directive from the council, officials now have 45 days to come up with zoning rules and other regulations for marijuana dispensaries. “We are going to come up with an appropriate policy using all the tools at our disposal to regulate such a facility, if it was allowed to exist,” said Fuentes. But Bill Britt, a member of the Whittier Collective and executive director of the Association of Patient Advocates, said the council’s action showed no compassion for patients who rely on marijuana for pain relief. “It seems like a last-ditch effort so they don’t have to comply with state law,” he said. “They know if they did an out-and-out ban, they could be sued.” Fuentes insisted that wasn’t the case. “We just want to do the right thing,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
McElhinneys receive their award in London!McElhinneys Department Store has been awarded Independent Department Store of the Year UK and Ireland at the Drapers Independents Awards.Martin McElhinney collected the prize at a prestigious event held in the Brewery Hotel in London this evening, Wednesday 17th September. It was the last award of the event as it is the most coveted and sought after award at the event.The Drapers awards winners are chosen by a panel of judges, most of whom are former winners, so the best fashion retailers in the country select the next generation of the best fashion retailers in UK and Ireland making it all the more special. The Oscars of the fashion retailing sector, the annual awards recognise the best fashion retailers in the UK and Ireland. McElhinneys beat off tough competition from many large retailers to be nominated as finalists, throughout the UK and Ireland.McElhinneys ability to continually adapt and react to the fast changing world of retail and fashion has ensured the success of McElhinneys Department Store. The launch of the website www.mcelhinneys.com in November 2012 has cemented their reputation as a true innovative and forward thinking retailer on a global scale.A lot has changed since the store won the award back in 2003, but a few things remain the same – like the exceptional customer service, the teams commitment to bring the people of the North West the most diverse and unique collection of Irish and International brands with exceptional value.John, Eileen and Martin McElhinney have expressed their sincere joy and excitement at winning the award. John says “It is testament to the team that has worked at the store over the last 43 years, this award is dedicated to them and all the hard work and dedication. A huge thank you to all our customers for their support and best wishes.” OWNERS PAY TRIBUTE TO STAFF AS McELHINNEYS SCOOP TOP FASHION AWARD was last modified: September 18th, 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)