“Before the goal I told Nacho to finish off the first stick …”

first_imgZinedine Zidane appeared in the flash interview to assess the hard-earned victory in Zorrilla (0-1) that gives the leadership to Madrid. The technician, however, maintains a cautionary speech. “There is still a lot,” he repeated.Sensations: “In the end it is a very fought match. Before a team that made it difficult in the first part. They entered the game well and are three important points before a team that has not lowered their arms. We play better in the second part, with another dynamic and we were better with possession. “Leadership: “There is a lot left for all the teams and we are happy with the possession and keeping the goal to zero and this is a strength that we are doing well. There are 16 games left and it will be difficult until the end. Nothing changes.”Nacho’s goal: “I told him to go to finish off the first stick and I’m happy for him and his goal because he doesn’t usually do it. He was very happy.”Match streak without losing: “Working hard and believing in what we do, knowing that things are difficult. We have made a serious and compact game defensively. In the second part we made it phenomenal.”Match balance: “It was known that it was a complicated game. They lost only one game at home and playing very well. It is a very competitive team. In the end it was complicated but they are three important points. ”Importance of regaining leadership: “Nothing changes. We continue with what we are doing well. We know that every game we have to show our best version because this is long, complicated for everyone. ” What the team lacked in the first half: “I don’t know, maybe his drawing has complicated things for us, with rhombus. We were better in the second, we got more speed with the ball and we did better. In the first part it cost us. ”Kobe Bryant’s death: “Terrible, it’s terrible news that affects everyone. I can’t tell you anything, it’s very ugly news. We are very sorry. ”Then, the Real Madrid coach spoke in the press room.Nacho: “He is very professional, when he has to compete he does it and very well, it is from the quarry. I am glad for his goal.”Importance of leadership: “Nothing changes, we are happy for the victory, for having fought until the end but nothing changes. There are 16 games left and we will have to fight until the end if we want something. But nothing changes. We will have to fight until the end”.Do you see your team champion team wood? “No, because there is still a lot. We will see. At the moment there are 16 games left. There is a lot, a lot of League.”The goal of Nacho and the fact of not fitting stage this leader Madrid: “Defensively what we are doing we are doing very well, it is our strength. We are strong and we all defend. When we lose the ball we recover the ball very high, with pressure after loss … If we do not fit, we have many chances to score a goal and that’s what happened to us today. “The importance of the stopped ball: “Kroos, Isco, Rodrygo, Lucas when he enters … A stationary ball and in the game, when we center we know that we have auctioneers. It’s what happened in the corner. It’s part of football and we know that in this aspect we can score.”last_img read more

M&CC to implement billboard policy

first_imgThe Mayor and City Council (M&CC) have signalled their implementation of a billboard policy within the city of Georgetown for the year 2020.The City HallOn Wednesday, the M&CC expressed grave concern for the number of unlicensed billboards, banners, and posters erected around the City. The Council is particularly concerned for the utilisation of City spaces without their consent and further disregarding the current protocol to carry out such activities.According to the entity, the City Engineers Department will commence an audit “to determine the number of signs erected, the nature of the information, duration of publication and persons responsible for erecting the signs”.Currently, the Council is undergoing plans and proposing strategies to further elevate the infrastructural decor of the city.In addition, the Council is set to meet with representatives from the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) in relation to the authority of the leasing of land to citizens. This is a current conflict, since both organisations claim to have the right to lease.“With reference to the ‘Municipal and Districts Councils Act’ Chapter 28:01, part VIII, section 239 which says “A council may let any land which it possesses,” the Council strongly believes that they possess this authority. According to the ‘Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission Act 1999’ Part II: 4.1, the function of the commission is; (A) “to have charge of and act as guardian over all public lands, rivers and creeks of Guyana,” the Council stated.last_img read more

Peace River Regional District gets a seat at the Caribou Leaders Table.

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was shared at the Council Meeting on Monday that Electoral Area E Director Dan Rose was put forward for the seat to the Caribou Leaders table discussions. Notice 20.1 goes on to state that a letter of support was no longer required. After a closed meeting on November 12th, 2019, Council released to the public that the Peace River Regional District requested a letter of support to Premier Horgan regarding the Province’s inaction to be apart of the Caribou Leader’s Table.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ronaldo looks to pick up where he left off amid the turmoil

first_imgThe allegations made by 34-year-old American Kathryn Mayorga, that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, threaten to engulf the Portuguese superstar in a lengthy legal battle.Ronaldo, 33, issued a statement to “firmly deny the accusations” but was left out of Portugal’s squad for this month’s 3-1 friendly win over Scotland, and 3-2 Nations League victory against Poland.Juventus have stood behind their star signing and he will look to help the reigning champions maintain their six-point lead on second-placed Napoli, ahead of next week’s visit to Old Trafford where he became a star.“Goals, pains, tears and the case in the USA — the first 100 days at Juventus,” wrote Gazzetta dello Sport.“With Juventus it’s a honeymoon,” the newspaper added of the former Real Madrid player’s three months in Turin, “but the Mayorga case…”It was business as usual at training for Ronaldo who posted a photo of himself listening to coach Massimiliano Allegri’s instructions on social media Thursday with the ‘thumb up’ emoji.Their rivals are Genoa, in 11th, but with Europe’s top scorer this season in Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek.The 23-year-old Pole has scored nine goals in seven games for Genoa, who have a match in hand, compared to Ronaldo’s four.The young player, who arrived from Cracovia for four million euros in the summer, was relishing coming up against the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.“Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world right now and in my view the greatest there has ever been,” said Piatek.Genoa’s weapon is Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piatek © AFP/File / Janek SKARZYNSKI“I’d like to give my jersey to Ronaldo and maybe get his.”Genoa also switched coaches during the break with Ivan Juric replacing Davide Ballardini.“Genoa have changed coach and they will want to make a good impression here in Turin,” said Juventus full-back Mattia De Sciglio.“Against the Rossoblu (Genoa) it’s always a tough game, and after the international break it’s even harder to start again.”Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli visit Udinese ahead of their trip Wednesday to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.Inter Milan, third, two points adrift of Napoli, face city rivals AC Milan in the first derby of the season in the San Siro, before travelling to Barcelona three days later.“It’s the game the city most looks forward to,” said Inter captain Mauro Icardi. “The goal for Inter remains to reduce the gap with Juventus and Napoli.”Roma host SPAL looking to stretch their run to four league wins in a row before welcoming CSKA Moscow in the Stadio Olimpico, as city rivals Lazio, in fourth, travel to Parma.Meanwhile, ex-Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura returns to coaching bidding to guide tailenders Chievo to their first win of the season.It will be Ventura’s first match since being sacked last November after Italy failed to reach the World Cup finals.“I’m experiencing this new beginning with the enthusiasm of a child,” said Ventura, 70, who replaced Lorenzo D’Anna.SaturdayAS Roma v SPAL (4pm), Juventus v Genoa (7pm), Udinese v Napoli (9:30pm)SundayFrosinone v Empoli (1:30pm), Bologna v Torino (4pm), Chievo v Atalanta, Parma v Lazio, Fiorentina v Cagliari (1600), Inter Milan v AC Milan (9:30pm)MondaySampdoria v Sassuolo (9:30pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Embattled Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lenghty legal battle © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Oct 19 – Engulfed in turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo will look to pick up where he left off on the pitch as Juventus host Genoa in Serie A on Saturday before next week’s trip to his former club Manchester United in the Champions League.Ronaldo shrugged off explosive rape allegations to score for the champions in their last Serie A game against Udinese before the international break on October 6 to keep Juventus’s 100 percent record after eight games.last_img read more

Crystal Palace v Manchester City preview: Will Pellegrini make this huge call?

first_img1 Sergio Aguero Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini faces a huge decision this evening as he bids to keep his side’s Premier League title hopes alive.The Chilean takes his team to Crystal Palace knowing nothing less than victory will suffice, with Chelsea now nine points ahead of the Citizens, who have dropped to fourth in the table behind the in-form duo of Arsenal and Manchester United.And Pellegrini must now decide who should lead the line in the must-win match at Selhurst Park.When fit, Sergio Aguero has been an automatic choice, but he has not scored a Premier League from open play since February 11 in a 4-1 win at Stoke.He did net his 22nd international goal for Argentina against Ecuador last week, but has not been at his scintillating best on domestic duty in recent weeks.And Pellegrini may be tempted to pick a more powerful attacking line-up against a Palace side that has shown an increased resilience since Alan Pardew returned to south-east London as manager in January.Edin Dzeko, who looks set to leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season, sent a timely reminder to Pellegrini last week with a hat-trick for Bosnia against Andorra.Wilfried Bony, meanwhile, scored his first goal for the club following his move from Swansea in City’s 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion immediately before the international break, and his confidence will be high.Will that tempt Pellegrini into leaving Aguero on the sidelines? It would be a brave call, but maybe the right one?last_img read more

Southampton set price tag for struggling forward

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Manolo Gabbiadini has struggled for form in a Southampton shirt Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY shining It is understood the Premier League club want to recuperate the £14million fee they paid Napoli for him in January 2017.Italian publication Calciomercato claim the 26-year-old is likely to return to Serie A with Lazio, Fiorentina, Sampdoria and AC Milan all understood to be interested in his services.Gabbiadini made a flying start to his Southampton career, scoring six goals in his first four appearances. Two of those strikes came in the EFL Cup final, which the Saints lost 3-2 to Manchester United at Wembley.But he failed to replicate that stunning form and is set to depart St Mary’s in the forthcoming months. no dice ADVICE Most Popular Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow MONEY Southampton are preparing to sell out-of-favour striker Manolo Gabbiadini in January, according to reports.The Italian has scored just twice in 2018 and is behind Danny Ings and Charlie Austin in the Saints pecking order. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more


first_imgBeo – let the battle begin!Beo will be holding a battle of the bands for secondary school students in the Greenroom, Letterkenny on Friday September 20th at 7:30pm. All sorts of acts are welcome – solo, bands, R’n’B, DJ etc. Each act will be required to perform 3 songs in total, and one song must be an original.The winning act will be chosen based on a combination of crowd votes and a panel of guest judges. The overall winners will be announced following a special performance by Mojo GoGo.The winning act will be given the chance to perform live at the opening of the national Beo competition 2013/14 in Limerick in front of a crowd of over 200.For more information or to apply, email beogigs@gmail.com.  BEO LAUNCHES BATTLE OF THE BANDS FOR DONEGAL SCHOOLS was last modified: August 30th, 2013 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:Battle of the BandsBeolast_img read more

No. 22 Wichita State Tops Women’s Tennis

first_img Wichita State 20-3, 3-0 MVC; National ranking #22  Print Friendly Version 3. Abby Stevens/Giulia Guidetti (WSU) vs. Brills, Summer/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 4-5, unfinished Match Notes 2. Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) vs. Johnson, Maddie (DU) 6-1, 3-3, unfinished 3. Julia Schiller (WSU) vs. Herder, Tess (DU) 6-4, 1-1, unfinished 1. #76 Gabriela Porubin/Julia Schiller (WSU) def. Ante, Mariel/Herder, Tess (DU) 6-2 Drake 11-10, 1-2 MVC Doubles competition 5. Aleks Trifunovic (WSU) def. Lomas, Joely (DU) 6-1, 6-2center_img 2. Rebecca Pedrazzi/Aleks Trifunovic (WSU) def. Lomas, Joely/Johnson, Maddie (DU) 6-3 6. Abby Stevens (WSU) def. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-1, 6-0 1. Gabriela Porubin (WSU) vs. Ante, Mariel (DU) 4-6, 4-1, unfinished 4. Giulia Guidetti (WSU) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 6-0, 6-1 WICHITA, Kan. – The 22nd-ranked Wichita State Shockers swept the Drake University women’s tennis team, 4-0, on Sunday at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.The Shockers won No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take a 1-0 lead.Wichita State continued its momentum from doubles into singles, winning the first set in five of the six courts. Drake’s Mariel Ante was the only Bulldog to win a set as she went unfinished with Gabriela Porubin, 4-6, 4-1 at No. 1. WSU’ Abby Stevens defeated Mela Jaglarz, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6, while Giulia Guidetti beat Summer Brills, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 to put the Shockers up 3-0. Aleks Trifunovic clinched the match for the Shockers with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Joely Lomas at No. 5.The Bulldogs return to action on Saturday, April 16 at Evansville.  #22 Wichita State 4, Drake 04/10/2016 at Wichita, Kan. (Sheldon Coleman TC)  Official: 1:36 A-27 Singles competition Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,4,5)last_img read more

A Mad Swim from Mozambique to Madagascar

first_imgBoth swimmers are training for three hours a day now, five days a week, in preparation for the Mad Swim. Jonno Proudfoot and Thane Williams will be donating around R500 000 to Miles for Smiles.(Images: Damien Schumann)MEDIA CONTACTS• Simon GoodPR consultant, Mad Swim+27 74 763 0680Lucille DavieThe shortest distance between Mozambique and Madagascar is about 500 kilometres – a long way. But not long enough to deter two South Africans from swimming the distance over a month in March, in what will be a world first.No-one has swum this stretch of the Indian Ocean, and no-one has swum this distance before. It is to be called the Mad Swim, an abbreviation of the Madagascar Swim. They will set off from Nacala, a port town in northern Mozambique, and land south of a small town, Mahajanga, on the west coast of Madagascar.Capetonians Thane Williams and Jonno Proudfoot will fight fatigue, sharks and jellyfish on their adventure. They will have a support boat, with a doctor on board, and plan to swim for about six hours each day, averaging 20 kilometres a day. “The biggest danger is jellyfish, but also the elements: the sun, dehydration and the currents,” says Williams. He explains that inevitably some sea water will be swallowed – this is a concern as it can add to the dehydration. The men plan to swim for three hours at first light, when the sea is calmest, then again in the afternoon for another three hours.“I am feeling good at the moment,” says Williams, “the training is going well. I am not worried about the physical side, but I have a bit of nerves, as this has never been done before. I feel more excitement than nerves.”Proudfoot says he feels “very confident”, and is more concerned about the sponsorship needed for the trip, than the training.Swimming since schoolWilliams has been swimming since school, when he represented the Western Cape. He has done triathlons and has represented South Africa as a masters swimmer. Both have done the three-leg Iron Man endurance race three times, and both have swum the 7.5 kilometres from Robben Island to Cape Town, a tough swim in strong currents and the cold Atlantic Ocean.“I do a lot of open water swimming,” says Williams. In fact, it was after driving back from the Iron Man in East London together that they decided to do “something absolutely epic”, says Proudfoot. They considered swimming Lake Malawi, but then thought the open ocean would be a better challenge.“Swimming and the ocean have been such a huge part of my life. I’ve been swimming for myself and competitively for over 15 years and it has taken me places and given me great memories, friendships and opportunities,” says Williams.Proudfoot did water polo at school but “did terribly at school and sport”, otherwise. The two met when they were training for the Robben Island swim. Now, for the Mad Swim, they are training for three hours a day, five days a week. “This will be our swansong,” says Proudfoot.“I’ve always thought of myself as someone who is very generous and charitable,” he says. But after completing a degree last year, he realised that he had “given almost nothing to a real cause since school”. “My degree was one of the longest, painful and frustrating things I’ve ever done, but the feeling of finishing lit the fire for some more punishment.”He had to go back to school and pass Grade 12 maths before he could complete his BComm degree, in the process teaching himself accounting, tax and finance, all while managing a large catering company. “I failed a few subjects but never gave up. It took me four years and six months to complete my degree and I worked full time throughout. I lost those years of my twenties to work and studies but I gained the ability and determination to plough through anything to achieve a goal.”He plans to give talks after the Mad Swim, focusing on the youth, telling them about achieving their potential. He describes himself as “a low-carb chef”, and has collaborated with University of Cape Town sports science professor Tim Noakes, chef and athlete David Grier, and nutritional therapist Sally-Ann Creed, in publishing a cook book called The Real Meal Revolution, with a focus on low-carb, high fat recipes.Grier is an extraordinary athlete too. He has run the Great Wall of China (4 200km in 93 days), and the entire coastline of South Africa (3 300km in 80 days), paddled from Africa to Madagascar (500km in 12 days), run the length of Madagascar south to north (2 700km in 67 days), and run the entire length of India (4 008km in 93 days). Each event was a fundraising drive, to raise money for his charity, Miles for Smiles, which raises funds for corrective surgery for children born with cleft lips. So far, over 1 000 children have had the surgery. An amount of R5 500 is sufficient for the 45-minute operation.Williams and Proudfoot, both 29 years old, are also swimming for the Cipla Miles for Smiles initiative. Miles for Smiles challenges extreme sportsmen and women to undertake extreme adventures, awakening in the athletes “the realisation that the journey is bigger than the individual”. Cipla is a pharmaceutical company based in Mumbai, India, that makes drugs to treat cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, weight control, depression, and other conditions.“Now it’s time to swim for others. I want to give something back to children. With my passion for the ocean, swimming, adventure, and a touch of madness, I can’t imagine a better way to help make a difference!” says Williams.Staged swimIt will be a staged swim, which means that GPS co-ordinates are taken when the swimmers climb into the boat, to eat and rest. They will then enter the water again at exactly the same point. A staged swim also requires that they enter the water every day, whatever the weather. If there is a storm, they will have to get in the water and swim, even if they jump in and out of the water periodically.The swim will be entirely unassisted, with no shark nets, no wetsuits, no cage to swim in, no flippers or breathing apparatus. They will swim in Speedos and goggles. Although the warmer Indian Ocean is not as draining as swimming in the cold Atlantic Ocean, where the body has to fight hypothermia, Williams says that swimming in warmer water can also be tiring, as the body temperature is raised and a swimmer can suffer from heat exhaustion.They will swim a hundred kilometres a week, the distance they will be swimming while training in January, for three weeks. This will allow them a month of easier swimming and recovery before they begin their epic swim in March. The total distance of the Mad Swim is between 460km and 500km, depending on how strong the currents are.They expect to be at sea for 35 days, and will swim ashore 200km south-west of Mahajanga in Madagascar, where they will place a South African flag in the sand, before getting in the boat and returning to Mozambique, and eventually Cape Town.Although the training is going well, the two athletes are concerned about their fundraising for the swim. They still need to raise at least R450 000 for the boat and crew. Miles for Smiles expects athletes to donate to the foundation an equal amount spent on their endeavour. In their case it will be about R500 000. Proudfoot says that for every copy of The Real Meal Revolution sold, R5 goes to Miles for Smiles. He hopes that by the end of the year, 100 000 copies will have been sold. So far, 10 000 books have been sold, since its launch in late 2013.Proudfoot describes himself as a “low-carb chef”, while Williams runs a frozen food logistics company. They are among several South African extreme sportsmen. In 2009, Riaan Manser paddled 5 000km alone and unassisted around Madagascar, in 11 months. He has also cycled around the edge of Africa, a journey of 37 000km through 34 countries. It took him over two years to complete his solo ride. In 2001, together with Dan Skinstad, he paddled around Iceland, a journey of 2 300km, completed in five months.last_img read more

Bongekile Radebe tells us why representation matters

first_imgBongekile Radebe tells us why it’s important to have positive role models to inspire young South Africans to pursue their dreams.Bongekile Radebe is a social entrepreneur and founder of Her Destiny. Her leadership potential has been recognised through her inclusion in the One Day Leader programme. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Bongekile RadebeFor a young, black, woman like myself, raised in a township, representation has not only mattered but has also been my saving grace in believing and achieving my dreams.Representation has allowed me to believe, with no permission needed, that my place is anywhere in the world I want it to be. When spaces of leadership are not gender sensitive, gender inclusive, and gender deliberate, it perpetuates a silent discouraging message that “women don’t matter”. One thing though that representation has also taught me is that gender and merit are not mutually exclusive; at least not for me.Growing up, I found myself fascinated by smart and successful women. I remember seeing this beautiful woman who would appear in every issue of my mother’s favourite magazine, True Love. Perhaps as a little girl I loved her beauty more than I could make sense of her words, but I guess I just admired her a lot.Khanyi Dhlomo was an inspiration to many of us and I wasn’t the only one who considered her as a role model. Perhaps, because back then you could literally count the number of popular black business women. She made us want to work in media and advertising spaces.For some reason, this aspirational outlook on life never left me; I saw it with my friends and other women I would interact with.No matter our age, we had people we looked up to who gave us hope for our own journeys, that we too could be significant in the world and definitely succeed at it.Representation also played its role in my own unique destiny. From losing my dad as I was about to become a teenager, to painfully experiencing how his death would impact my family and our lives, and involuntarily fighting throughout life and its hardships. If it wasn’t for representation, I wouldn’t have known why the fight is worth it.Our Constitution, from the rights and issues it defends on education, gender equality, health, religion, justice and all the way to trade has not only afforded me the ability to live out my dreams globally, but it has inspired me to be brave enough in this life that still demands us to fight, to master our own destinies. To create, to build, to believe, to serve and most importantly to love.I love who I am, I love what I do, and I love that I can give and share it with you!My clan name was right about me, as a Radebe: ngiwuBhungane oyenza ngakuningi! uMthi wami uMkhulu ngempela, meaning, “I am Bhungane and prepare everything in abundance. My majestic tree towers over all those around.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more