Soldier arrives at Wanda at his best moment of the season

first_imgThe striker already has six goals this season in 21 games. He has scored two in First in 19 games and four in just three games of the KO tournament. In the domestic competition, the striker scored on the first day before his former team, the Villarreal, and it took to see door again until four months later, when it marked against the Alaves before the Christmas break. In Copa, the striker has been more prolific. He has scored in all three matches he has participated. Before L’Hospitalet, his goal forced the extension and against Badajoz It served to put the Nasrids ahead. Although, his great game was against Valencia. In front of his former team he scored two goals that gave the semifinals pass to those of Diego Martínez to become the hero of The Carmenes.He scored Atlético. Roberto Soldado already knows what it is to mark Atlético. He has done it four times and whenever he has seen a door against the mattresses, his team has won. He got it with him Getafe in the Vicente Calderón with a double that was worth the three points (0-3) in the 2009-10 season. He also scored in two seasons in a row with Valencia. In 2011-12 he achieved the only goal with Valencia (1-0) that was worth the three points. A season later, he also scored the first goal of 2-0. Now he wants to repeat with Granada. Roberto Soldado threatens the Wanda Metropolitano. The Valencian comes to his duel against him Athletic at the best time of the season and with the spotlight very well calibrated. His last two goals, against Valencia, they gave the Pomegranate The pass to the semifinals. A rejuvenated Soldier through whom the years do not pass.last_img read more

Another controversial loss has Abap belting out familiar refrain

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nesthy Petecio feels she won the match against her Chinese foe. —PH ASIAN GAMES MEDIA POOLJAKARTA—Two Filipino pugs hit the showers after the first round in the 18th Asian Games on Friday night, and due to the nature of the second loss, Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap) officials are singing a familiar tune and are batting for the exclusion of three judges in future fights.Nesthy Petecio, the seasoned featherweight, took a 3-2 loss at the hands of Yin Junhua of China at Jakarta International Expo’s Hall B that got Abap executive director Ed Picson furious and asking world governing Aiba that the judges “not be assigned in the coming Philippine fights [for the rest of the Asian Games].”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frenchman Johany Maden scored it even, 28-all, despite the deduction on Yin and made the split decision when he chose Yin as winner since there are no draws in amateur boxing.Boxing is fighting for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, “and something like this happens,” Picson said. “It’s simply heartbreaking.”Petecio felt she had done enough to merit a win over her rival, who she had already beaten before, and wept after stepping off the ring.The Philippines has been caught in the raw end of several controversial decisions in the past, in major tournaments like the Asiad, the Southeast Asian Games and the Olympics, something local boxing officials hope will change.ADVERTISEMENT Petecio was among the bright medal prospects of the eight-strong PH contingent here, and fought bravely by pressing the action right from the opening bell against the Chinese, who was warned repeatedly for holding and was even deducted a point for head-butting.At times, when under pressure from the Filipino, Yin would resort to turning her back to escape the onslaught.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Japan’s Katsunori Hanabusa was so impressed with Petecio that he gave all three rounds to the Filipino, 30-28, counting a 10-8 round, according to Picson.Turkmenistan’s Ishanguly Meretnyazov also had Petecio winning, 29-27, with the other judges, Korea’s Kim Jong-gin and Bulgaria’s Pavel Pavlov scoring it 29-27 for the Chinese. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Benilde fans semifinal hopes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Body of pilot flown to City

first_imgPlane crash over Mahdia… family members hold private memorial serviceDespite rough weather and harsh terrain, the body of Captain Imran Khan was recovered and flown to the city at around 08:00hrs on Tuesday. His family indicated that they would be having a private memorial service on Tuesday afternoon, and that details of his burial are yet to be sorted out.Captain Imran KhanThe body departed Mahdia by an Air Services Limited Caravan for Ogle, and arrived at around 08:00hrs.The GDF explained that, after feverish attempts, the rescue pilots were unable to have a visual of the extraction point, and the mission was put on hold late Monday afternoon.An autopsy is expected to be performed to determine whether Captain Khan died on impact.41-year-old Captain Imran Khan, a resident of the Essequibo Coast, Region 2, had been attached to Air Services Limited (ASL), and had been flying from Chi-Chi to Mahdia when the Cessna 206 (8R-GFM) aircraft went down on Sunday.Flying solo, Captain Khan had reportedly been expected to arrive at Mahdia at 08:47hrs, but had been a ‘no show’. An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal being emitted from the crashed aircraft and picked up at 09:08hrs was identified as coming from an area west of Mahdia.A rescue operation involving the Guyana Defence Force’s 31 Special Forces Squadron was immediately mounted, but because of the mountainous terrain, search-and-rescue (SAR) operators had to trek to the crash site, where they found the lifeless body of Captain Imran Khan.Preliminary reports suggest that the aircraft may have crashed into a mountain before diving into the heavy jungle. The aircraft is badly mangled, and it is believed that Captain Khan may have been pitched from the plane following the impact.Due to the conditions of the terrain, the rescue team had to trek for approximately 3 hours, cutting through thick vegetation to reach the crash site from the landing zone.The investigation by the Accident and Incident Investigation Group (AIG) will examine all possible circumstances that could have contributed to the occurrence of this latest accident, including weather conditions, pilot’s flight and duty hours, and the type of operations the pilot was conducting.The Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lt. Col. (ret’d) Egbert Field, has said that surveillance and inspection of air operators, aircraft and other aspects of aviation operations will continue with more frequency. He added that they would be meeting with domestic operators today to discuss safety among other issues. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more

Gail Teixeira, Adrian Anamayah resign as MPs over dual citizenship status

first_imgIn keeping with the Constitution, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira and fellow People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament (MP) Adrian Anamayah have resigned as members of the National Assembly.This was announced by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who also noted that MP Odinga Lumumba is expected to follow suit shortly. The parliamentarians resigned in keeping with the Constitution which dictates that persons with dual citizenship are ineligible to serve as MPs.Jagdeo expressed regret that Teixeira would have to take this step after so long in public office. However, he noted that she will be relinquishing her citizenship and so will be on the next candidate list.“It’s a sad thing. Teixeira, I know how agonising this must be for her, having served the country for over 25 years in Parliament. And you know the passion with which she has done so. She was our chief whip,” Jagdeo said. “Her contributions to Parliament [and she was] one of the most knowledgeable persons in Parliament.”“And then to have to resign, but from a principled position. It must be heart-wrenching, but she is a principled person. But she will be on our list in the future. She will renounce her [dual] citizenship. This is not the end of her career in the National Assembly.”In the meantime, Jagdeo criticised the Government for the uncertainty regarding their dual citizen MPs. From press reports, only Dr Rupert Roopnarine has claimed that he resigned. But Jagdeo contended that Dr Roopnarine is still going on outreaches as a Minister of the Government despite the constitutional provisions.Asked if his party has had a change of heart over not attending Parliament while the no-confidence cases are ongoing, Jagdeo made it clear that they had not. This is in light of April 26 being named as the next sitting.Article 183 of the Constitution says “the office of any Minister shall become vacant if that person ceases to be a member of the National Assembly for any cause other than the dissolution of Parliament.”In February, acting Chief Justice Roxanne George had ruled on the case filed by Compton Reid over the dual citizenship of former AFC Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud.In the case it brought to the Chief Justice, Government had argued that Persaud’s dual citizenship status invalidated his vote in support of the No-Confidence Motion that brought the Government down last year.This argument also formed part of the opinions presented to Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland in the hopes that he would reverse the ruling, something the Speaker ultimately refused to do.The Court of Appeal later upheld the January High Court ruling that it is illegal for persons holding dual citizenship status to be sitting in the National Assembly. Government has been under increasing criticism, even from its own supporters, for stating that dual citizens will return to the National Assembly despite these two rulings.On April 2, the Ministry of the Presidency had announced that effective from April 1, Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Government side that have dual citizenship had resigned.These MP’s were Minister of State Joseph Harmon (United States citizenship), Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin and Public Service Minister Dr Rupert Roopnarine (all British citizenships).In a statement afterwards, Government had said that the vacated ministerial posts will be occupied by the former Ministers’ Cabinet colleagues. According to a statement, Ministers who acted in the past for them will once more fill in.But in another statement the next day, the Ministry of the Presidency had announced that the resignation of four Ministers would not take immediate effect. Further, the statement had said that three of the four parliamentarians who had indicated their intention to resign, planned on renouncing their foreign citizenship.But in another twist, it emerged that Dr Roopnarine had resigned with immediate effect. It would not be the first time, having tendered his resignation back in 2017 citing health reasons.last_img read more

Robben, Ribery playing for new Bayern deals

first_imgThey are part of a group of four players, alongside goalkeeper Sven Ulreich and defender Rafinha, whose contracts expire in June.“We need some time, then we will make decisions,” Rummenigge told Sky.“What is required of us is to create a gentle transition.“We have already made a first (round of talks), when the second will follow, we will see.”According to daily newspaper Bild, a decision will be made by the end of March at the earliest, leaving the quartet with just a few months to convince the German champions — currently 18 points clear in the Bundesliga — of their continued worth.Dubbed ‘Robb-ery’, Robben and Ribery have been stalwarts at Bayern for a decade © AFP / KARIM JAAFARBetween them Robben and Ribery — part of the team that won the 2013 treble of Champions League, German Cup and Bundesliga — have made nearly 650 appearances for Bayern and scored exactly 250 goals.However, both are injury prone, especially Ribery, who tore a knee ligament last October.Yet, when fit, they continue to perform.Robben scored two late goals in Tuesday’s 6-0 thrashing of minnows Paderborn in the quarter-finals of the German Cup.Ribery netted a rare Bundesliga goal in Bayern’s 2-0 win at Mainz last Saturday.Bayern will not want to leave themselves light on the flanks and Kingsley Coman is the only other winger in the squad, although Germany forward Thomas Mueller can play out wide.Bayern host Schalke in a crunch Bundesliga match on Saturday and face Besiktas in the last 16 of the Champions League in a fortnight.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arjen Robben is playing for his Bayern future alongside Franck Ribery © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZBERLIN, Germany, Feb 8 – Veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are effectively playing for new contracts after Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted the club are in no rush to extend their deals.Robben and Ribery, both 34, are out of contract at the end of the season and a primary round of extension negotiations has already begun.last_img read more

Chelsea, Spurs off to winning starts, Richarlison shines for Everton

first_imgRicharlison struck twice on debut for 10-man Everton to show he may justify his £50 million price tag and hold highly-fancied Wolves 2-2 on their return to the top flight.And Watford, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace picked up 2-0 wins on the opening weekend of the season.Maurizio Sarri got off to a winning start on his Premier League debut © AFP / Oli SCARFFChelsea have endured a turbulent pre-season with Sarri replacing fellow Italian Antonio Conte less than a month before the campaign got underway.The Londoners also smashed their transfer record and set a new world-record fee for a goalkeeper in splashing 80 million euros  on Kepa Arrizbalaga this week after Thibaut Courtois departed for Real Madrid.“The situation until now has been very difficult. On Monday four players from the World Cup arrived and then on Tuesday another two, so it’s not been easy for me at the moment,” said Sarri, who believes it will take two months for his side to be at their best.But Kepa was rarely troubled in recording a clean sheet as the visitors’ greater quality told at the John Smith’s Stadium after a slow start.“The game was more difficult than the result. If you see the result you think it was a very easy match but in the first half it was very difficult against physical opponents,” said Sarri.Crucially Chelsea have held onto Eden Hazard, but while the Belgian was only deemed fit enough for a place on the bench following his World Cup exertions, N’Golo Kante was thrown straight into the side after starring in Russia for world champions France.Kante has been deployed in a more advanced role due to Jorginho’s arrival and was on the end of Willian’s cross to open the scoring 11 minutes before half-time.Moments later Marcos Alonso was upended inside the area and Jorginho cheekily slotted home after a hop in his run up wrong-footed Ben Hamer.Hazard was introduced for the final 15 minutes and looked keen to make up for lost time as he teed up Pedro Rodriguez to round off the scoring.– Pochettino pleads for unity –Dele Alli got the winner for Tottenham at Newcastle © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYTottenham have had a much quieter summer after becoming the first Premier League side since the transfer window was introduced in 2003 to not make a single signing.But manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he is happy just to have retained a host of players who excelled at the World Cup and it was two of them who handed Spurs all three points at Newcastle.Vertonghen and Alli struck either side of Joselu’s equaliser for the Magpies with all three goals coming in the first 18 minutes.“It is important to be strong from the beginning and have belief and convey a positive message,” Pochettino said.“It is important the fans know the players need their help.”– Promoted sides struggle –Debut double: Richarlison struck twice for Everton in a 2-2 draw at Wolves © AFP / Geoff CADDICKAt Molineux, Richarlison quietened criticism of Everton’s splurge to reunite him with former Watford boss Marco Silva as the Brazilian twice put Everton in front.The visitors were reduced to 10 men five minutes before half-time when Phil Jagielka was shown a straight red card and Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez hit back to salvage a point for the hosts.Like Wolves, Fulham earned rave reviews for their summer business, outspending United and City, in signing 12 new players.But there was no instant return on that investment as Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha scored either side of half-time to give Palace a 2-0 win at Craven Cottage.Roberto Pereyra scored twice as Watford were too good for Brighton.Bournemouth were also comfortable victors over promoted Cardiff thanks to goals from Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Off to a flyer: Jorginho scored on his Premier League debut © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 11 – Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri got off to a winning Premier League start as new signing Jorginho slotted home coolly from the penalty spot in a 3-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday.Tottenham also made light of discontent over their lack of summer transfer activity by resisting a late Newcastle onslaught to win 2-1 at St James’ Park thanks to goals from Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli.last_img read more

One dead in Lancaster shooting

first_imgLANCASTER – Someone shot a man to death early Sunday, sheriff’s deputies reported. Shortly after midnight, an African American man died in the 3800 block of 15th Street East from a gunshot wound. Deputy Anthony Moore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said homicide investigators are at the scene trying to identify the victim and circumstances of his death. For more cops and crime news, check out It’s a Crime. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Can Musharraf claim his victory?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityOpposition parties that snubbed the vote claimed it was undemocratic and unconstitutional for the U.S.-backed general, who seized power in a 1999 coup, to run while still army chief. The Supreme Court is weighing that argument before permitting the release of official results, though analysts question whether it would dare deny him victory and potentially throw the country into chaos. In total, Musharraf won 671 votes, while the retired judge who was his main rival received just eight. Six ballots were invalid, election officials said. In all, 1,170 federal and provincial lawmakers were eligible to vote. Musharraf dismissed criticism that the boycott had undermined the legitimacy of the election. “Democracy means majority, whether there is opposition or no opposition,” Musharraf, dressed casually in a gray jacket, told reporters on the lawn of his official residence. “A majority – a vast majority – have voted for me and therefore that result is the result.” Speculation persists that if Musharraf is blocked, he might declare martial law, and the army chief appeared annoyed when asked if he would step down as president if the Supreme Court ruled against him. “Let the decision come and then we will decide,” he said. Musharraf’s key international backer, the United States, gave an upbeat response on the conduct of the election, although the State Department stressed that the results were unofficial until the court verdict. “Pakistan is an important partner and ally to the United States and we congratulate them for today’s election. We look forward to the electoral commission’s announcement and to working with all of Pakistan’s leaders on important bilateral, regional and counterterrorism issues,” Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council, said in Washington. The ruling party celebrated Saturday’s vote with fireworks and said it looked forward to parliamentary elections due by January, but their enthusiasm was not shared by a public cynical of Pakistan’s elitist politics and the military’s long domination of the country. “We have a saying that `He who owns the stick, owns the buffalo,”‘ said Ijaz Shah, a grocer relaxing on the lawns in front of the federal Parliament. “If the government really had support, there would have been thousands of people here to cheer it.” Musharraf’s popularity has plummeted since a failed bid to oust the country’s top judge in March and is struggling to contain a surge in Islamic militancy. He has promised to give up his powerful army post if he wins the election and restore civilian rule. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the official results can be declared only after it rules on complaints lodged by Musharraf’s opponents on his eligibility. Hearings on those petitions will resume on Oct. 17. Musharraf’s current presidential term expires Nov. 15. Although the court this year has issued rulings that have shaken Musharraf’s dominance, analysts doubted it would overturn the result. “It will be extremely difficult for the Supreme Court to undo what has been done today, although that possibility remains,” said Rasul Bakhsh Rais, professor of political science at Lahore University of Management Sciences. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PAKISTAN: Court will decide if president, who won Saturday’s vote, is eligible to keep his job. By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Gen. Pervez Musharraf won an overwhemingly majority in a presidential election boycotted by nearly the entire opposition Saturday, and attention shifted to Supreme Court deliberations on whether he can claim victory. last_img

‘I want to sign for West Ham’, says starlet linked with Spurs and Chelsea

first_imgDeclan Rice intends to sign a new West Ham contract despite Chelsea and Tottenham showing interest in the teenage midfielder.Rice, 19, has been in talks with the east Londoners for a couple of months now as they seek to reward him for his ascent from unknown youth player to important first-team player. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings predicted LATEST Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Amid the ongoing contract saga, Rice is also centre of a tug-of-war between England and Ireland over his international allegiance. The teenager has represent the Republic on three occasions, but Gareth Southgate hopes to tempt him over to the Three Lions moving forward. 2 He currently earns just £3,000-a-week on a deal that runs until 2021, and West Ham made an offer to raise his salary to a reported £15,000-a-week – though that was knocked back by Rice.A new and improved offer is now believed to have been tabled that will see Rice earn £21,000-a-week, while he’ll also be paid £20,000 for every Premier League start with a £5,000 wage increase after every 15 league appearances.Despite reports claiming the improved offer was submitted over a month ago, Rice remains on his original deal as talks have reached an impasse. Rices rise to prominence has been remarkable This has led to rival interest in Rice, with Tottenham and Chelsea – the club with whom Rice began his career – said to be keen on swooping for the teenager.However, Rice insists he remains committed to West Ham, and signing a new deal with the Hammers should be on the cards.“I want to sign for West Ham and I think it is going to happen,” Rice told The Times. “Playing every week is what is best for me at the moment and hopefully the contract can come soon.” latest SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Most Read In Football Rice started his career at Chelsea but was released aged 14 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion BEST OF gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 RANKED revealed scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos last_img read more


first_imgThe owners of a house at the epicenter of this week’s earthquake in Co Donegal have been swamped with calls from thrill-seekers wanting to rent it.Knockalla Coastguard Cottages overlooking scenic Lough Swilly – near Portsalon – were shook to their foundations when the 2.2 quake hit just after 1am on Thursday morning.The quant cottages also offer a stunning view of the Northern Lights which have appeared on the Peninsula. Owner Anne Hewett said the huge bang which accompanied the earthquake took her back to her younger days growing up in Belfast.“It was like two bombs going off one after another, the whole house shook & vibrated. I haven’t heard anything like it since living in Belfast when I was younger.“It was a surreal feeling, we looked out our windows front & back but didn’t see anything, we thought it may have been bad thunder but after checking the news the morning it came to light it was a earthquake!”Since the ‘quake, Anne has been flooded with calls from people wanting to rent the property next to her own house. “I guess it’s a combination of the earthquake and the Northern Lights. Donegal really does have a lot to offer people. It’s true what they say in the TV advert – up here it really is different,” she laughed.Despite the earthquake, the 150 cottages on the banks of Lough Swilly have remained completely intact.Go to www.knockalla.comLEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on TO RENT! HOUSE AT EPICENTRE OF DONEGAL EARTHQUAKE was last modified: January 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegaldonegal earthquake latestearthquakeknockalla holiday cottageslough swillunorthern lightslast_img read more