The force of Los Cármenes

first_imgThe Pomegranate is 90 minutes, which may well be 120, after all those of Diego Martínez have already three extensions throughout the tournament (L’Hospitalet, Badalona and Badajoz), of reach for the fourth time in its history the Cup semifinals (follow the match live on As.com). The Nasrid club doesn’t get that far from 1969, when he lived his most glorious time. His forte in this tie lies in the field factor The draw was benevolent in this regard and The Carmens will roar in favor of his people, who have earned the respect of his people. Valencia knows that it will fight against the environment and against Martínez’s jabatos. But the ché too there are plenty of reasons to want to get into semifinals, which would reach for the fourth time in five years and with special dedication to Ezekiel Garay An old man known as Soldier it will be the one who tests the black and white defense after the blow of Garay Obviously it is not the first game without the Argentine, but it will be the first of many without him. Martinez knows that what feeds him is the League and will rotate. So, Aaron will return to the goal and Vallejo, Ismail or Azeez will start. The big news will be the Portuguese Gil Dias. Celades feel that their soccer players Put the cup. Most became champions of something for the first time in it and proudly assume the role of title advocates. Hence its rotations will be for need (Gayà walks in spite of himself) or common sense (Wass is sanctioned in Liga and Soler accumulates fatigue).last_img read more

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PBA fines San Miguel, Ginebra players for Game 2 spat

first_imgView comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA on Tuesday meted out fines following a heated Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between defending champion San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra.Beermen forwards Renaldo Balkman and Arwind Santos were each slapped P5000 for their flagrant fouls.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel guard Chris Ross was also fined P2600 for his pair of technical fouls during his verbal spat with Ginebra’s Joe Devance, who was also slapped with a P1000 fine for second motion.Devance’s teammate, Kevin Ferrer also received a P1000 for second motion.Game 3 is on Wednesday night at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil READ: Beermen get back at Gin Kings with blowout win in Game 2 of PBA Santos was ejected at the 5:18 mark of the fourth quarter after being initially called for a flagrant foul penalty 2 after elbowing Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson in the midsection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Upon review, the league downgraded the call on Santos as a flagrant foul penalty 1.READ: Cone expects rest of PBA Finals to be ‘chippier’ after testy Game 2  Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 NCAA: St. Benilde dumps JRU for 2nd win After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img read more

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‘Business Operators Face Tough Times with Customers’

first_imgThe Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel M. Addy, said despite the stringent measures  put into place at various ports of entries to mitigate any risk of infection, business operators in the country are facing tough times in finding customers for their goods and services.Minister Addy made the assertion at a one-day business development forum held between the United States  Department of Defense and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) over the weekend in Monrovia.The forum was intended to address some of the issue that Liberian own-businesses are facing and how foreign partners who are helping us to eradicate Ebola out of Liberia would buy and promote locally produced commodities to boost the country’s economy, affected seriously due to the Ebola epidemic.Minister Addy noted that insurance premiums are on an increase for imported commodities and there has been a drop in commercial air traffic in the country.He said that Ebola is a virus menace that thrives on human kindness, and it will take a global response of human kindness to defeat it.“Our cultural norms, how we greet each other, how we take care of our sick, how we value the sanctity and dignity of death, now serve as a super highway for the spread of this disease,” the Minister lamented.According to him, the World Bank has predicted that the impact of Ebola on the country’s economy will be catastrophic if the epidemic is not contained soon.He reiterated that the country’s GDP is falling dramatically and could be negative by 2015 if Ebola is not contained.“The short-term impact on the national revenues is a $116 million dollars loss. Government is the biggest spender in town, and thus this has had a dramatic impact on the private sector. Steady inflation affects food prices due to shortages, panic buying and speculation,” he added. “This initiative—the attempt to patronize Liberian-owned businesses—shows US Government’s commitment to contributing to our country’s economic recovery by making every effort to buy locally, because when you do, you create jobs for Liberians,” he said.Min. Addy assured Liberian businesses that Commerce will work with the development partners in whatever way possible to ensure that Liberian business operators will be successful in their dealings with the partners. “To the team, we will continue working with you to encourage you to buy locally within your standards,” Addy added.For his part, the Deputy Commander General of US Army Africa, Peter Corey, said Liberia is like a home because he has travelled all around the country and has friends; so it is a great pleasure and it touches his heart to help at this time where the country is in an Ebola crisis.Brigadier General Corey stated that their primary focus is to determine how best they could support military men and women working in those counties while promoting businesses of the country in which they have their operations.One of their primary objectives in Africa, he said, is to build cardinal capacity.  At the same time, they are looking for ways to save the US tax payers’ dollars.The US Army Africa Commander General said if goods or services are purchased locally and they do not have to send for goods from the US or and any part of the globe, then they can help save their tax payers’ money.They had already done the same in Niger and Djibouti and they have had great success.Brigadier General Corey added that they will have a wide presence in Liberia for some months to come, which depends on how well they go after the epidemic and how quickly they can deflect Ebola.He added that as they are here they see it as a global mission because Ebola is a serious threat to the entire international   community.“We are here to work with you as Liberian brothers and sisters to get after this epidemic. We believe working collaboratively we will have success in defeating this disease and while we are here we believe that there are great business opportunities which will help the Liberia’s economy that has been affected due to the Ebola outbreak,” he asserted.Brigadier General Corey concluded that the group of experts from the US Defense Logistics Agency will take Liberian business operators through every process and procedures that the United States has and to help to understand how to do business with the US Government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Youth & Sports to Mandate LNOC

first_imgAt long last, the Ministry of Youth & Sports has decided to do something about the leadership crisis in the Liberia Basketball Federation.Deputy Minister Henry Yonton told the Daily Observer in a telephone interview yesterday that the Liberia National Olympic Committee is to be mandated to find a way forward for the leadership of the LBF.“The Ministry has decided, with the support of Minister Nagbe to authorize the mother of all local sports, LNOC to find a way forward,” Minister Yonton said.He said the LNOC will receive a mandate, (was expected to deliver it yesterday), including terms of reference, (TOR).Information reaching the Daily Observer said on two occasions, meetings called by the Ministry to resolve the leadership crisis was ignored by outgoing president Rufus Anderson.“That was pure disrespect to the ministry,” said someone close to Minister Nagbe.LNOC President Phillibert Brown confirmed to the Daily Observer that he was aware of the Ministry’s decision to let the LNOC handle the leadership crisis with the full support of Minister Nagbe.“I’m waiting for the letter from the ministry,” Brown told the Daily Observer yesterday, “once the authorization is received, we will begin to work.”Brown would not explain if an interim administration would be the way forward, by saying, “With the authority in our hands we will begin to take some decisions.”He hoped the LNOC’s final involvement in the crisis could bring some relief to ensure that basketball begins to go the way it should go.Several club presidents expressed interest in the pending authorization to the LNOC to handle the crisis.One said since the LNOC is one of the most dependable material and financial sponsors of sports, including basketball, “It would be foolish for any of the contending parties not to put their houses in order.”Though LNOC President Brown would not admit it, another official said, “Anyone who will not agree to the next decision to move basketball forward may be sanctioned by the LNOC.”Without the LNOC and the Liberian government’s support, another club president said, “Basketball will remain backward.”Brown was president of the Liberia Basketball Federation for nearly ten years and the sport grew and gained more respect, a long time basketball follower said, adding, “so they better listen to him.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Women face court for assault, abusive language

first_imgA 45-year-old vendor and a teen were on Monday granted bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after they were both slapped with charges of assault and abusive language.Shontel Williams, of Lot 11 A Public Road, Kitty, Georgetown, admitted that on October 23, 2018 at Lombard Street, Georgetown, she unlawfully assaulted Tiffany Hamilton. Another charge stated that on the said date and location, she made use of abusive language towards Hamilton.Meanwhile, the 19-year-old Hamilton, of Lot 1120 B Field, Sophia, was charged for unlawfully assaulting Williams with intent to cause her actual bodily harm and using abusive language towards her, on the aforementioned date and location.Hamilton denied both charges.Williams, in an explanation to the court, said that she did not assault nor used abusive language towards Hamilton. After listening to her explanation Magistrate Latchman entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris made no objections to bail being granted.Both Williams and Hamilton were granted $50,000 bail. The cases will continue on November 9, 2018.last_img read more

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Arsenal blow! World class striker rubbishes links by claiming Real Madrid is his ‘home’

first_imgFor all those clowns who want to make believe things at my fans. Here this is my home ! #HalaMadridYNadaMas pic.twitter.com/og6tMZKoft— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) August 24, 2015//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema looks to have ended any speculation regarding his future in the Spanish capital by taking to Twitter to confess Madrid is his ‘home’.The prolific French forward has been linked with a move to Arsenal over the summer as the Gunners look to strengthen their attacking options.But, despite new Los Blancos manager Rafael Benitez considering moving Cristiano Ronaldo into the number nine role, the former Lyon forward has no intention of leaving.Benzema didn’t feature in Real’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Gijon on Sunday in their opening La Liga fixture after being sidelined with a thigh injury.Here is the 27-year-old’s tweet from earlier: Karim Benzema center_img 1last_img read more

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Ronald Koeman denies Southampton interest in £16m-rated South American star

first_img Juan Quintero 1 Ronald Koeman has insisted Southampton are not trying to sign Porto winger Juan Quintero.Southampton have been linked with a £16million January move for the 22-year-old, currently on loan at Rennes.Arsenal are also said to be tracking the Colombia star, but Koeman ruled out chasing any midfield recruits in the January window.“We don’t need midfielders, so no,” said Koeman, when asked if Quintero is a target.“I’m very happy with the players we have.“I can’t say it’s 100 per cent because it’s football, but it’s unlikely that we’ll have new players in January.“It’s an important line in your team, to have good ball possession.“And I’m happy with the balance there in our squad.“It’s always the most difficult decision, who plays in midfield.”last_img read more

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IT’S BACK TO THE 1940s AS FINN VALLEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES 75 YEARS!

first_imgFINN VALLEY College is stepping back in time next week to celebrate 75 years serving the people of the Finn Valley.Staff and students will don 1940s-style clothes for a parade through Stranorlar next Friday the 16th October.But the party would stop there – the 75th anniversary Winter Ball is set for the Villa Rose Hotel on December 27! The parade next Friday will go down Stranorlar Main Street to the old school, now know as Finn Valley Centre for Education, where guests will stay to look around the old building.And they will parade back to new school where old photos and a pop up museum will be on display. Open to public between 6-8 pm that night!Tickets are selling out fast for the Winter Ball (Music by Cufflinks) so organisers at the VEC are recommending anyone who wants to go should get their tickets as soon as possible from the school.IT’S BACK TO THE 1940s AS FINN VALLEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES 75 YEARS! was last modified: October 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:75th birthdayFinn Valley CollegeStranorlarlast_img read more

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TEARS AND HEARTACHE AS SISTERS LAID TO REST

first_imgJody BroganTHERE were heartbreaking scenes today at the funeral for tragic fire victims Jody and Anngeline Brogan.Family and friends wept as their coffins were taken to the graveyard at St Columba’s Church in Drumoghill after Requiem Mass where Father Brian Quinn urged mourners to remember the girls and the joy they had brought to the world.Mum-of-one Jodie, 28, and her sister Anngie, who was a 27-year-old mother of three died after fire engulfed their home in Ceannan View, Letterkenny, last Friday morning. Today at their funeral, there heartbroken parents Frankie and Mary and their six brothers and sisters were comforted by a wide circle of family and friends. Hundreds and hundreds of people were there, many forced to stand outside the chapel which was crammed inside.Parish Priest of the Church of the Irish Martyrs Father Brian Quinn said today: “I ask you today to remember Jody and Anngie in your own lives. Remember them as a daughter, a sister, a mother and a friend.“Remember them as people who made a difference. Remember them not in the absolute hell of the housefire in Ceannan View but as they are now in heaven in peace and joy.”Fr Quinn asked mourners to pray for the young women’s parents Frankie and Mary and for their brothers and sisters Frankie, Conor, Christopher, Natasha, Kirsty and Orla. The family followed to coffins to the graveyard for the burial. TEARS AND HEARTACHE AS SISTERS LAID TO REST was last modified: January 7th, 2014 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)last_img read more

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WAR MEDAL FOR DONEGAL MAN – 70 YEARS ON

first_imgHugh McCrea of Ramelton finally gets his medal.A 91 year old Ramelton veteran of the Second World War has been honoured this week with medals of bravery from Russia for his part in the legendary Arctic Convoys.Hugh McCrea of Aughnish Road in Ramelton has been honoured 70 years after he was part of the legendary Arctic convoys that delivered essential supplies to the Soviet Union at the height of the Second World War.By John McAteer, editor of the Tirconail Tribune The Russian Embassy said the Ushakov Medal awarded to Hugh McCrea is according to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin – “For personal courage and bravery shown during the World War II with the participation in the Northern Convoys”.The Medal was awarded on behalf of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Ireland H.E. Maxim A. Peshkov by the Defence Attache to the Embassy of the Russian Federation Colonel Alexey Y. Korkach and Assistant Defence Attache Major Victor E. Milyutin.The medal commemorates Admiral Fyodor Ushakov who never lost a battle and was proclaimed patron saint of the Russian Navy.Hugh joined the Royal Navy in Liverpool in 1943 and served for three years in the service during the darkest days of the conflict. More than 3,400 seamen died over four years from 1941 on missions to keep open supply lines to Soviet ports, travelling what Winston Churchill dubbed the “worst journey in the world”.Hugh served in the Royal Navy for three years at the height of the war as part of the Artic Convoy Protection Patrols.Now seventy years on, he’s been presented with the medal for his contribution to the patrols that guarded cargo vessels from German bombers and U-boats as the war raged across Europe.Hugh is one three surviving Irishmen to be presented with the honour this year. He has described the presentation as a very emotional and proud occasion and said he was one of the very lucky ones to survive.“I feel very honoured and very humbled and I’m lucky to have survived a shocking period in our history,” he adds. He also recalls meeting his future wife, Renee Corry while home on shore leave from the Navy. They later married and had a family of four. Renee, who was one of stalwarts of the Ramelton Pantomime for a generation passed away ten years ago.Hugh served as a telegraphist with the British Navy between 1943 and ’46 and was part of the huge war effort to protect commercial shipping on the North Atlantic routes and to the port of Murmansk in Russia. Hugh recalls ‘celebrating’ his 21st birthday aboard a British escort sloop HMS Magpie on escort duty off the Russian port in 1944.He received the medals from officials of the Russian Embassy on Tuesday morning when they visited his home.With naval escorts, around 1400 merchant vessels sailed from Britain, Iceland and North America to the Soviet ports of Archangel and Murmansk. Sailors braved freezing conditions to deliver essential food and munitions to the Soviet Union and Hugh McCrea has the most vivid recollections of the hardships, the bravery, the loss of lives and ships and the freezing conditions they had to endure.The convoys carried food, munitions, weapons and vehicles donated under the Allies’ lend-lease agreement. These supplies were vital to Russian troops on the Eastern Front, particularly those resisting the siege of Leningrad.85 merchant vessels and 16 Royal Navy warships were lost over the course of the campaign. 3000 lives were lost and Hugh pays tribute to the bravery of all his colleagues whose contributions defeated the forces of Hitler in what was the darkest period of the Second World War.The crewmen of the convoys endured constant threat of attack by enemy submarines, aircraft and surface ships as well as atrocious polar weather conditions. If ships were sunk, sailors died in minutes in freezing waters.Of the many who served in the Arctic convoys, it is thought that between 200 and 400 sailors, all now at least in their late 80s, are still alive.Hugh McCrea is proud to be among them as he prepares to celebrate Christmas with his daughter and family.Hugh trained as a telegraphist in Belfast and Portsmouth before joining the Royal Navy and later came home to Ramelton to help run the family auctioneering business on the Mall. Basil McCrea’s firm was among Donegal’s most important selling agents and shortly after coming back, Hugh took over the business and also began importing coal when RJ Gamble’s opted out of the fuel services.Hugh McCrea says his brother, Bill who is now 93 served for over 20 years in the Royal Airforce and was also highly decorated for his bravery and services to th war effort.Hugh McCrea’s son, Basil is currently an MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly.WAR MEDAL FOR DONEGAL MAN – 70 YEARS ON was last modified: December 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)Tags:donegalHugh McCreamedalRameltonRussialast_img read more

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