On 9/11 and 11M there was soccer

first_imgThere is no one who does not remember what he was doing, where he was and how he found out about the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. A tragedy that changed the world. The impact of March 11, 2004 was similar for Madrid. A society that was totally paralyzed that morning. Far from acting accordingly, sports institutions forgot that soccer is made by people and appealed to the social work that makes entertainment to continue playing.September 11thThat Tuesday the group stage of the 2001-02 Champions League edition began. Such an attack caught everyone on the wrong foot and UEFA did not react in the best way. ORn minute of silence before each match seemed sufficient given the situation. Madrid won in Rome and Mallorca debuted in the competition beating Arsenal at Son Moix.“That dramatic day we ended up playing a soccer game, despite the doubts that accompanied the celebration of the game throughout the afternoon. We were caught falling in the concentration hotel. The players’ nap was forgotten this time, everyone watching the screen. The feeling was one of uncertainty. An hour before, just at the moment of giving the line-ups, the doubts were still going on. The journalists asked and also our relatives. Was he finally going to play? “Wrote Vicente del Bosque, Real Madrid coach, in 2016. The seriousness of the matter made the top organization of European football back down, which postponed the other half of the day, which had to be played on Wednesday (Barça and Depor played), and UEFA (Valencia, Celta and Zaragoza) the following week. Javier Irureta confessed that they were “more aware of the news than of the party” and Captain Mauro Silva admitted: “Many of us have slept very little because we spent the whole night in front of the television”. How could it be otherwise, all sporting events in the USA? USA were suspended.March 11In another shameful decision by Lennart Johansson, he also did not suspend the first leg of the UEFA Round of 16. Although there was no Madrid team, Barcelona, ​​Villarreal, Valencia and Mallorca did play. The minute of silence seemed enough again. “I think they were wrong not to postpone the matches of the Spanish teams”Camacho said, then Benfica technical.Two days later there was a League matchday. Spanish soccer also chose the most controversial option and played soccer since Saturday, opening with a game at the Vallecas Stadium, less than three kilometers from one of the bombs. “We are going to try to make Carousel as always, not as if nothing had happened; because that would be stupid to try and it would also be inhuman”, Paco González began his program in the SER chain.11M left everyone frozen, but even more so for the millions of people who use public transport every day to go to workr. One of many was Roberto, current goalkeeper for West Ham. The Atlético youth squad used to take a train in Vicálvaro and change at Atocha to go to his school in Alcorcón. Luckily for him, he was late for the train number 21713 that would explode in a few minutes at the Santa Eugenia station.last_img read more

Principal Stresses Moral Discipline in Education Standards

first_imgSome of the students of the Mary Sharp Mission School.By Jallah AmosonThe principal of Mary Sharp Memorial Mission School in the Water Side community on UN Drive, Monrovia, Rev. Josiah W. Nimely, has pledged to provide a solid education foundation for students at the school.He said the school’s standards will include moral discipline to prepare students to withstand academic challenges and to uphold societal norms.In an exclusive interview at the school’s campus recently, Nimely said Sharp Memorial was established in 1980 in support of government’s effort to provide Liberian children with quality education and moral discipline.He said he is working closely with parents and guardians of the students to ensure that they monitor their children’s performance and behavior at home and make a report to the school for assistance, if necessary.He said with the quality of administrators and teaching staff  of the school who are also caring and committed, he is hopeful that his school will be able to produce good and disciplined students.Nimely said such students would in the future meaningfully contribute to Liberia’s development. The school was founded by an American evangelist, Mary Sharp, to help prepare children academically and to support Liberia’s education sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taxi driver busted with “ganga” remanded to prison

first_imgBen Cumberbatch, a 38-year-old taxi driver who was busted with a quantity of cannabis in his possession at Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was on Monday remanded to prison by Magistrate Faith McGusty.The accused, of Westminster, La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, denied the charge, which alleges that on December 13, 2018, at little Diamond Public Road, EBD, he had in his possession 12 pounds of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The defendant was represented by Attorney-at-law Melville Duke, who in a bail application told the court that his client had rented his car to someone, and was unaware of the presence of the drug therein.Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman objected to the defendant being placed on bail based on the seriousness of the charge and the amount of cannabis the accused allegedly had in his possession.After considering the submissions, the Magistrate remanded Cumberbatch to prison until January 7, 2019, and the matter has been transferred before the Providence Magistrate.last_img read more

Falcao latest: God will decide where Man United striker plays next season

first_img1 Radamel Falcao Radamel Falcao’s mother claims only God will decide where her son plays football – and believes the striker is hoping for “bigger and better things”.The Manchester United forward, who joined the club on loan from Monaco in September last year, has made just 28 appearances, 12 of them from the bench, and scored four goals.Those statistics indicate it is unlikely that United boss Van Gaal will exercise an option to purchase the Colombian on a permanent deal.Now Falcao’s mother Carmenza Zarate has admitted it has been a difficult time for her son and hinted his future could lie away from Old Trafford as he looks to resurrect his career.She told Colombian newspaper El Espectador: “Not everything has been easy in Falcao’s life. He has had some difficult moments in his career.“They slowed his progress and prevented him from participating in important competitions like the World Cup, or have confined him to the bench, like in Manchester.“I often remind him that after a test or a difficulty, blessings arrive. We hope for bigger and better things. God hasn’t abandoned us and my son will become again what he has been, a goalscorer.“Even if he’s unhappy not to be in the starting XI, he has to accept the coach’s decisions. It’s not a normal situation given what he has experienced in his career, but it happens in football.“If God shows him a new path, he’ll leave Manchester; if not, he’ll stay.”Despite her son’s problems, Zarate refused to blame Van Gaal and his management style, insisting his treatment of other big-name players suggests he has nothing against the South American.She said: “I believe what he (Van Gaal) does with Falcao is not personal because the same thing happens with Angel Di Maria and Robin Van Persie. It’s his way of working, and you have to respect that.“He (Falcao) has to prove results for the Manchester United executives, and we will see how he achieves that.”Falcao made his debut for United as a substitute in a 4-0 league victory over QPR on September 14 and started for the first time in the 5-3 defeat at Leicester a week later, opening his goalscoring account in a 2-1 win against Everton on October 5.last_img read more

Trail’s cost goes up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Greenway Trail – an asphalt walking and bicycle path – was budgeted at $14.2 million. The biggest increase – $345,000 – is the result of problems with the design of the Pickering Avenue bridge. An existing storm drain was discovered underneath the footings of the bridge, said David Pelser, public works director. That required a redesign of the bridge. In addition, two retaining walls had to be constructed along the slope. Another $100,000 was needed to make sure that naturally occurring arsenic in rock underneath the trail remains covered. The health threat is low, but state regulations require treatment, Pelser said. “You’d have to be practically heating or breathing the rock for 100 years,” he said when asked about health concerns. The city also has about $218,360 in what were called “miscellaneous charges.” Those were payments for numerous things, such as removing graffiti from the trail, cleaning the mess left behind when a homeless camp was removed, some charges by Southern California Edison and additional money needed for design, environmental and survey services. The council also extended a contract with ACS Group to manage the construction contract with Del Terra. The cost is an estimated $60,000. Councilman Greg Nordbak said he is pleased the shortfall is being paid with non-General Fund money. “That’s a real plus,” Nordbak said. However, Councilman Joe Vinatieri said he is concerned about the increased expense. “I’m concerned that we will get too many change orders and this thing becomes bigger than anybody anticipated,” Vinatieri said. Henderson said that while it’s annoying to get change orders, every project has them. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Construction costs of the 4.5-mile Greenway Trail have increased by about $1.1 million thanks to change orders and other miscellaneous charges. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to use nearly $900,000 of Proposition C money and other sources to fill the gap. The measure is a half-cent Los Angeles County sales tax that is available for transit-related projects. “We all knew there would be changes and contingencies that would pop up,” Councilman Bob Henderson said. “The amount we are talking about is a low percentage of the project,” Henderson said. “Overall, staff is working hard at reducing the change orders. We seem to have gotten good compromises.” last_img read more

Tir Chonaill Gaels to host memorial day for Andy Duffy

first_imgCondolencesTir Chonaill Gaels wishes to express its condolences to husband Gerry, bothers Jackie & Bernie Green Life Presidents of TCG, family and friends of Ellie Corley who passed away recently.May she Rest in Peace Andy Duffy Memorial Day – Saturday 5th NovemberA final reminder that the club are holding a memorial day this coming weekend to mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of our former chairman, Andy Duffy. Mass in the clubhouse at 1pm will be followed by a challenge match between TCG Juniors and TCG Seniors. Refreshments will follow in the clubhouse, and we look forward to seeing you on the day.Wedding BellsCongratulations to Grace Cunningham & Anthony O’Callaghan who got married in Kilcar last weekend and wish them both all the very best for the future. LotteryNo lottery draw 27th OctoberNext draw 3rd November – £3,000 JackpotPlay online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comTir Chonaill Gaels to host memorial day for Andy Duffy was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Andy DuffyGAATir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal truck company boss has warned other drivers to be vigilant after €1,500 worth of diesel was syphoned out of one of his trucks while the driver slept.Haulage company boss John McLaughlin of JML Transport in Convoy said gangs of fuel thieves are now targeting trucks both in Ireland and England.Mr McLaughlin’s truck was emptied of almost 1,200 litres of fuel in just seven minutes as the driver slept in a lay-by in Derbyshire in England last week. The trucking boss has an anti-theft device which alerts his phone went fuel is being emptied out of any of his vehicles very quickly.But unfortunately for Mr McLaughlin he was at a wake and his phone was on silent.“I got the calls but never heard my phone. My driver was sleeping and didn’t hear a sound.“That is how professional these gangs are. They are roaming both Ireland and England and making a fortune out of it. “I was able to tell from my anti-syphoning monitor that it took these guys just seven minutes to empty my tank.“Because of the increasing price of fuel, this kind of thing is big business now.“If they hit a few trucks in a night with a store tanker then they could easily clear up to €10,000 a night,” he claimed.Mr McLaughlin, who is well-known in Irish trucking circles, also revealed that Irish drivers are being gassed in their cabs while abroad.“Gassing is becoming more and more common. The drivers wake up with headaches and the next thing they know is that their load has been stolen. “Thankfully that hasn’t happened to me but I have spoken to two drivers who it has happened to,” he said.And the Donegal businessman said he calculates that the situation is only going to get worse predicting that diesel will push up to €2 a litre before Christmas.“If it’s lucrative for gangs to do this now, you can imagine the profit then.“Many people have stopped driving altogether but people in the haulage industry have to keep driving to try and make a living. “It’s going to get to the stage that it simply won’t be worth it,” he said.WARNING AFTER TRUCK EMPTIED OF €1,500 OF DIESEL AS DRIVER SLEPT was last modified: September 13th, 2012 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:convoydiesel stolenJohn McLaughlintrucklast_img read more

Men’s Soccer Blanks Northern Illinois, 4-0, in Final Exhibition

first_img“We are delighted with the performance and result today,” said head coach Gareth Smith. “It is always great to see the work from the training field transfer over to our game day performance, which is a credit to the guys for their application. We were purposeful and intentional with our possession and very dynamic in our movement in the final third.” Junior Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.), freshman Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa), sophomore Antonio Sanchez (Iowa City, Iowa) and freshman Alex Andersen (Iowa City, Iowa) all scored for Drake. It is the third goal of the preseason for Enzugusi and the first for each of the other three Bulldogs. Jaimes’ goal was the game’s first as it came off a nice corner kick play. Redshirt sophomore Alex Peterson (St. Cloud, Minn.) headed the corner by freshman Erik Sigman (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jaimes then headed the ball past the NIU goalkeeper, Drew Donnally, in the 23rd minute (23:04). It remained 1-0 until Enzugusi stole ball from the Huskies in the 54th minute (54:38) and blasted it past new NIU goalkeeper Konrad Dziedzic. Later, Enzugusi assited Sanchez in the 70th minute (70:46). Andersen’s goal came late in the match in the 87th minute (87:14). “Great to see a number of different players get on the score sheet and from all areas of the field, Smith said. “Also, delighted for young Caden as this was his first clean sheet in college soccer. We are in good form and looking forward to use this next week to prepare for a tough game on the road to Xavier.”DRAKEPrint Friendly Version As a team, Drake tallied 15 shots to 11 by NIU. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Cade McCullough (Evansville, Ind.) played the whole game and recorded five saves. DES MOINES, Iowa – Four different players scored goals for the Drake University men’s soccer team in a 4-0 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday afternoon at the Cownie Soccer Complex. The shutout over the Huskies is the final exhibition for the Bulldogs who will open the regular season at Xavier on Aug. 27 at 4 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgFirefighters battling the Gorse Fire that broke earlier this afternoon in Kincasslagh,FIRE crews are this afternoon battling to stem the flames of a huge gorse fire.It is understood that fire broke out at ‘The Glen’ in Kincasslagh. Local firemen are being assisted in trying stamp out the gorse fire with the help of locals.The fire is believed to be in a dense area not far from the Viking House Hotel, formerly owned by singer Daniel O’Donnell and his family.There are no further details at present.BREAKING NEWS….HUGE GORSE FIRE IN KINCASSLAGH was last modified: April 8th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BREAKING NEWS….HUGE GORSE FIRE IN KINCASSLAGHlast_img read more

Shandon Hotel & Spa: The ultimate wedding venue for 2018 and 2019

first_imgShandon Hotel & Spa has released their key wedding dates for 2018 & 2019!The Shandon Hotel & Spa in Portnablagh has had a busy winter creating a brand new restaurant, leading off their new cocktail bar on level 2 of the property.The Restaurant will be launched early 2018 which has resulted in key dates being freed up in the Shandon Ballroom. Prior to the launch of the new restaurant the hotel would only do one wedding per weekend and they would never allow a wedding on a Saturday because the demand was so high for their restaurant and the original restaurant was where the weddings would be hosted. The resort is also introducing an additional 18 bedrooms early spring which brings the total amount of rooms to 68 with the majority having an unrivalled view over Sheephaven Bay.Carolynne Harrison, Resort General Manager said she is delighted to be able to accommodate more weddings with the introduction of their new restaurant and a dedicated ballroom, all of which boast a spectacular view over the bay.“It broke my heart,” she says, “to turn away dozens of weddings every year because we had vowed not to have a wedding on a Saturday or in the summer because it would mean we had no restaurant facility for our leisure guests.”“We identified that we had super demand from the leisure, spa and wedding markets, so in order to meet this demand and to ensure that each market had a fabulous experience, we knew that we had to create a cocktail bar and new restaurant on the second level, which allows our wedding guests exclusivity on the ground level incorporating the hotel lobby and our leisure and spa guests can enjoy their own space on level two, which each group not knowing the others where even in the building!” Carolynne stated that wedding bookings for 2018 are already up 68% on last year, however, she still has some key dates available in 2018 and 2019 but they are getting snapped up super quick!Saturdays in the summer and some coveted dates between Christmas and New Year are now open, where previously, they wouldn’t have been available.The Shandon Wedding package offer bespoke (Sparkling, Prosecco & Champagne) packages ranging from just €55 per person, even the most basic package has everything you will need at the venue level, décor comprising chair covers & table centres, drinks reception, 3 course meal with a choice on main and dessert, wine with the meal and an evening buffet.Once a bride & groom book with the Shandon they will be invited for a consultation with Ultimate touches to choose their décor from a wide range of the latest trends.Food at the Shandon is not a ‘typical’ Donegal function meal. The bride & groom design their own menu following an extensive tasting with the Executive Chef and will have full creative control over how each dish is presented and tastes. Everything is made fresh in-house so anything is possible. The review of the food at Shandon events has been unprecedented because the team have promised that the standard of food & presentation will be consistent with their fine dining restaurant.Carolynne also highlighted that discount is available for bridal parties in their luxury spa pre or post the wedding celebrations, she indicated that many of her bride & grooms have extended their wedding party with the following afternoon spent in the spa followed by a barbeque on the terrace overlooking the bay.For more information or to book a viewing, please contact Elaine or Gert at the Shandon who will be delighted to showcase the facilities and explain the flexibility in each wedding package.Tel: 074-9136137 or email sales@shandonhotelspa.com Shandon Hotel & Spa: The ultimate wedding venue for 2018 and 2019 was last modified: January 13th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:donegalShandon Hotel and SpaVenueweddinglast_img read more