Koke and Giménez will not be in Eibar; Felipe was low for fever

first_imgSimeone will not be able to count on Koke or Giménez next Saturday to visit Eibar. Atlético has reported that both are injured. Today they have had diagnostic tests and the club has provided a medical part in which the withdrawal time is not specified, but both are discarded for the next game and are doubtful for the clash of the Cup against the Cultural Leonesa. Koke forced to play in the Super Cup and the captain again has problems in his right thigh. He suffers a myotendinous lesion in that area. Giménez, on the other hand, did not play the semifinal against Barcelona and He had to retire touched during the final against Real Madrid.Still having problems. The tests have evidenced a muscular edema in the left leg. Neither of them exercised with the group on their return to work after the Super Cup. Atlético trained in Majadahonda in the first work session of the week also with Felipe’s absence, with pharyngitis. The defense had a few tenths of fever and went home. There are still several days left for the game and, in principle, the defender will be available for the match against the Basque team. Oblak and Trippier also did alternative work and did not go down to the pitch. The two worked out in the gym. Nor will there be problems for them to play next Saturday in Eibar. Simeone has several injured for this meeting. It does not have Diego Costa or Lemar or the aforementioned Koke and Giménez. The Argentine coach will have to pull the quarry to complete the call.last_img read more


first_imgA wise man sits in the company of kingsA slow talker checks his words for follyA greedy eats careless with both handsA spirited edge the valleys still makes itA dugout canoe that rivals might yachtsA snail that drags endlessly but wins allA will too be made novelty by the worldA dare to take the bull by the horn nowDynamic… Be It The Chance Is YoursShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Challenges for VP Boakai as New UP Standard Bearer

first_imgIt is a crowning moment for any political party anywhere to elect a new standard bearer to lead the party through the next presidential and general elections. It is—or is supposed to be—a moment of celebration for two reasons: first, the triumphant crowning of a new leader, who will lead the party in the 2017 presidential and general elections.Secondly is the challenge of doing his homework—healing and reuniting the party. This challenge is probably more difficult than the first because this is what VP Boakai must do before he steps out to make his first campaign speech tomorrow. Why? Because the party is in disarray, as openly exhibited at its convention last weekend in Gbarnga, Bong County. The reports portrayed an open conflict between the outgoing standard bearer, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and outgoing UP chairman, Senator Varney Sherman. The feud burst into the open on the stage of the Gbarnga Administration Building when the two leaders engaged in very heated exchanges. Only the civility embedded in each other’s hearts and the realization of their leadership roles prevented things from turning worse.That was a sad commentary on a political party that twice carried its standard bearer through two successive presidential victories. The moment of spectacular celebration was lost when the longstanding feud between the two party leaders burst into the open as Chairman Varney Sherman delivered his report—a report that was rejected by the standard bearer, President Sirleaf, as being “undemocratic,” or a campaign spree. She demanded that the report be rewritten. As the tension grew more intense, the convention committee chairman, Representative Prince Moye, had to stop the deliberations, while he respectfully asked the media and all observers, including diplomats and other foreign nationals, to leave the hall so that the convention could take care of some urgent and pressing internal business. But it was probably already too late. For the press, observers and the partisans themselves witnessed this most unfortunate spectacle of division between the two top party leaders—a display no one wants to see as a ruling party faces the next presidential and general elections.That in itself is a harbinger of woe, landing VP Boakai his first and most serious challenge—to heal the wounds, reunite the party and ready it for the real battle, the 2017 elections.Most people who know the Vice President as a calm, even gentle, compassionate and seasoned politician, believe he can reunite the party. His first task will be to heal the rift between the President and UP former chairman. For despite the fact they are no longer in the driving seat, she is still President ofLiberia and he, still a wealthy and powerful lawyer, politician and Liberian Senator from Grand Cape Mount County. Both are esteemed and influential and could play major roles in the party’s 2017 campaign. But if they must stand together with VP Boakai on the campaign trail, they have to be seen smiling at and being congenial toward each other to show the partisans, voters and the public in general that they are truly united behind the UP candidate for President, Mr. Boakai. Moreover, each has respective followings within the party and these, too, have to be brought aboard the unity train to ensure there will be no behind the scene intraparty bickering.It remains to be seen whether Mr. Boakai has the faith, optimism and sagacity to make this happen. The reason we mention faith is because with God, all things are possible.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bill would open saving accounts for newborns

first_img“This is the essence of equal opportunity. Every child, every person ought to get a head start,” said Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, who introduced the bill with Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga. About 566,000 children are expected to be born in California next year. If families added $50 a month to the state’s initial contribution, the savings account would grow to nearly $17,500 at 5 percent interest over 18 years. Steinberg said that would promote saving money in a culture that now is carrying record levels of debt and has the lowest savings rate since the Great Depression. “It sounds like another give-away with other people’s money – `a chicken in every pot,”‘ said Jim Uhler, spokesman for The National Tax Limitation Committee in Roseville, a Sacramento suburb. “With the budget in the red again … we have other pressing issues.” Dutton said the money would be “an investment in the child’s future,” said his spokesman, Larry Venus. “He looks at this as a hand up, not a hand out.” SACRAMENTO – Every child born in California would get a $500 savings account to start building a nest egg for college or down payment for a home, under a bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in the state Senate. The proposal would cost taxpayers about $285 million a year. A similar program has increased savings in Great Britain since 2002, but California would be the first state in the nation to enact it, said David Lesher, California program director for the nonprofit New America Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. A national savings program has been pending in Congress since 2005. Under the bill, every child born in California after Jan. 1, 2008, would receive the money, regardless of their parents’ income or immigration status. Recipients would repay the state’s initial $500 investment once they turn 18. Steinberg said the state’s $131 billion annual budget spends taxpayers’ money on far more dubious programs. “There’s no question these are significant dollars,” Steinberg said. “But look, we spend so much more on things that don’t have nearly as much significant value.” The bill does not address what happens to the account if a child dies before turning 18.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Soldado tried to kick the ball into the crowd at his unveiling in Spain, then this happened…

first_img Roberto Soldado misses the Villarreal fans when kicking balls into the crowd 1 https://twitter.com/VillarrealCF/status/633357803357343744//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jscenter_img It looks like Roberto Soldado still hasn’t found his shooting boots.Having left Tottenham for Villarreal after two unsuccessful seasons, the striker was greeting his new fans and attempting to give them a couple of footballs.Except he appears to miss his targets.SOLDADO: ‘I LOST MY CONFIDENCE AT TOTTENHAM’It will be a familiar sight to Spurs fans, with the striker scoring just one Premier League goal last season. However, many supporters were actually sad to see the 30-year-old leave as most could see his obvious quality and if there was one player the White Hart Lane faithful wanted to come good, it was the Spaniard.Sadly, goals were not regular enough.last_img read more

Grants to aid refugees with English skills

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Getting a good education will help these refugees become self-sufficient and establish a new life filled with dignity and the liberties that the rest of us enjoy,” he added. The United States allows certain individuals who have been persecuted in their home countries to resettle in America as refugees. California houses 6,749 of the 73,851 refugees who arrived in the United States in 2004 – more than any other state, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement. NORWALK – More than $350,000 has been awarded to three Los Angeles County school districts – including the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District – to help refugee students with their English skills, a state education official announced Friday. The California Department of Education and the state Department of Social Services are administering the $1.3 million federal grant for the Refugee Students Assistance Program. Ten school districts received a portion of the federal funding, including $144,870 for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, $150,000 for the Glendale Unified School District and about $59,300 for the Los Angeles Unified School District. “These grants will help students who have had more than their share of hardships at such a young age,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell. 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

Donegal ETB part of new National website!

first_imgDonegal ETB recently participated in the formal launch of a new website (fetchcourses.ie) which captures all the Further Education and Training provision nationally in one web location.The new website will allow learners to access information about Further Education and Training opportunities throughout the county and also nationally. This provision includes Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, the latest Traineeships, Back to Education Initiatives and many more courses. The programmes are delivered nationally by a network of Further Education and Training providers, and there is an online option through SOLAS eCollege. However, within Co Donegal, Donegal ETB is the main provider and at present there are 175 courses uploaded on the website with locations right throughout the county.Ms Anne McHugh, Chief Executive Donegal ETB said, “This is a very exciting development for the Further Education and Training (FET) Sector as we now have a one stop shop which contains information on all the FET provision at a local, regional and national level. The FET sector offers a wide range of accredited courses at a local level which enable individuals to progress and develop their skills for employment, career progression, progression into other FET courses or third-level as well as providing fundamental literacy and numeracy and other essential skills.” Donegal ETB has an extensive network of Further Education and Training Centres located throughout the county. There are two dedicated training centres in Letterkenny and Gaoth Dobhair and a further nine FET Centres in Ballyshannon, Donegal Town (2), Stranorlar, Gort a’Choirce, Letterkenny (2), Milford and Buncrana.Donegal ETB also has a number of outreach locations and works very closely with the network of Community Education providers across the county.Four of the centres have childcare facilities available on site. The Adult Learner Guidance Service is also available to provide guidance, advice, help and support for learners embarking on their learning journey. Learners considering an apprenticeship route can contact Donegal ETB directly for information on www.donegaletb.ie Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton TD speaking about the new website noted that, “As our economy comes out of a very difficult period, many new opportunities have opened up for young people, in the further education and training sector, including traineeships and apprenticeships. I believe that we must build a bridge between education and enterprise which is stronger than what we have ever seen before in Ireland. I am delighted that over 4,000 Further Education and Training courses can now be found in one place – fetchcourses.ie.”Donegal ETB part of new National website! was last modified: August 31st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Donegal ETBeducationfetchcourses.ieThird levellast_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 4th March 2012  CLG Bun Crannach Dinner Dance 2012 A thoroughly enjoyable night was had by all who attended the annual dinner dance in the Inishowen Gateway on Saturday night. Congratulations must go to the player award winners including Diarmuid Porter (Minor Player of the Year), Philip Scott (Reserve Player of the Year) and Calvin Jones (Senior Player of the Year). It was a special night in particular for the club legend John Porter who received recognition for his selfless voluntary work for the club, and also for Francis Porter who was the recipient of the first Community Award to be presented by Buncrana GAA. Francis’ contribution to the community, charity fundraising and to his beloved Buncrana Hearts is second to none and he is thoroughly deserving of the award. The recipient of the Clubman of the Year award went to Owen McDaid, who’s contribution to the club for many years has been priceless. As Chairman Paul McGonigle rightly stated in his address, over the years Owen has not only provided transport but has often acted as physio, selector, umpire and even goalkeeper! The highlight on the night was the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Sean Masterson. The award is a fitting tribute to the years of service Sean has given to GAA in Buncrana and the county. Congratulations to Sean, Helen and the Masterson family. Congratulations to all the awards winners, the organising committee and special thanks to guests Andrew Wallace and Jim McGuinness.Gaelic4AllThis iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme continues each Monday at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome. Gaelic4GirlsGaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.U6 FUNdamentalsFUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays from 11.00am until 11.45am.U8 FootballU8 Football Training continues every Friday at Crana College from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out.U10 Football Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 FootballBoys U14 Football training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Gaelic Football please feel free to come along.Boys U16 Football The team continued their preparation for the season with a challenge game against Doire Cholmcille on Sunday morning. A committed performance resulted in a 5 point victory and the team will be hoping to carry this form into the league in the next few weeks. Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Fitness ClassesA number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.LottoThe winning numbers in the €2,520 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 21st February in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 6-9-22-32There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:Mary Breslin, Grianan ParkSean Ferguson, DunreeMary J. McLaughlin, ClamperlandSean Noonan, TullyarvanSiobhan Fullerton, UmricamCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Use Of FacilitiesUse of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).Club NotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notesshould email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 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:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgNaomh Naille Club NotesSlotto: There was no winner of this week’s jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6 5 2 7 3 4 1. The consolation prize of €80 went to John Sheerin, Mountcharles. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1280. Slotto Rota: The rota for this week is Stephen Griffin & Andrew Gallagher – Mountcharles & O Neills, Paul McGroarty & Mark Ward – Inver & Frosses. The draw will take place in the Shamrock Bar.Donegal v Tyrone: Last few days for orders for tickets for Donegal v Tyrone game to be made through club mobile no. 0877034777. All orders to be made before or on May 16th. No orders will be taken after this date. Only one ticket per member can be ordered, and as there is a limited supply we cannot guarantee each member a ticket. Only members of Naomh Naille GAA club may apply. The draw for the tickets will take place in the club house this Sunday 19th directly after the senior match. So come out and support your club first against Red Hughs and then you will be there for the draw afterwards also. The club is also holding a raffle ticket draw; tickets are now on sale at €3 per ticket or a book of 4 for €10. The 1st prize is 2 tickets to the Donegal v Tyrone Game & an overnight stay in the Villa Rose, 2nd prise is a meal for 2 in the Village Tavern, 3rd prize is a Voucher for All Sports. This draw will take place in the clubhouse on Thursday 24th at 8pm. Please contact Cieran 0872450505 for further details.Courses: The defibrillator course will take place this Saturday 18th in the club house from 9am to aprox. 3pm. This course is compulsory for all managers & coaches, who have not yet done a defibrillator course.Games: The U14s had a great victory over dungloe last Wednesday evening from being well behind at half time they showed great fighting spirit in the 2nd half coming back out, working as a team and never giving up to win well in the end. All players showed some great displays of football. Well done boys!The U10s had a great evening of football down at the pitch on Thursday evening, well done to all the boys and girls and their coaches. Brian would like to thank all the people that helped out in anyway the refs, people who made food and helped in the kitchen. The U10’s will play Four masters this Thursday evening at 6.30. The Senior Ladies had another great victory at home on Sunday, beating Buncrana 5.12 to 0.5. The girls have a great team spirit and are worth coming out to support. Game for this weekend is yet to be confirmed. Training this Tuesday will be in Frosses ladies to rest the pitch after a busy weekend.The Reserve men also had a great win on Sunday at home to Carndonagh which is a great start to the championship for them so keep it up lads.The senior men drew there match against Carndonagh. St Nauls lead 1.9 to 0.9 after the 60 minutes where up but injury time seen Carndonagh get 2 goals leaving St. Nauls 1 goal behind but a penalty taken by Stephen Griffin seen the boys finish off with a draw. They will need to pull their socks up now and make sure of a win next time round as the game is never over to the final whistle. Good luck to both Seniors and reserves this weekend against Red Hughs at home, Reserves at 1.30pm and Seniors at 3pm. All support and help in the new kitchen is greatly appreciated.   GAA: ST NAUL’S GAA CLUB NEWS – SENIOR LADIES WIN AGAIN was last modified: May 14th, 2013 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:GAA: ST NAUL’S GAA CLUB NEWS – SENIOR LADIES WIN AGAINlast_img read more


first_imgALL-COUNTY JUNIOR LEAGUE Termon  5-08   St  Patrick’s  Muff  1-06BY JAMES TREARTY: Termon  Junior  Ladies  had  a hard  earned  victory  over  St  Patrick’s  Muff  at  the  Burn  Road  on Sunday.Played  in  very  difficult  conditions  with a swirling  cold wind  that  blew from  the  North  it  was  not  a  day for  the  faint  hearted.Muff  lost  the  toss  and  Termon  played  with the  wind  that blew  straight  down  the  field.Termon  got  off  to  an  ideal  start  with  points from Fiona  Mc Laughlin, Lisa  Mc Glynn  and  Aisling  Ryan  before  Dara  Kelly,and  Sharon Mc Laughlin  had  goals  to  put  the  Burnroad  side  in  the  driving  seat  after fifteen  minutes. Indeed   the  Mc  Laughlin  sisters Sharon   and Fiona   with  Tara  Mc  Daid   were  thorns in  Muff’s  side. Aoife Ryan,Holly  Mc  Daid and    Lisa  Mc Glynn  all  were  to  the  fore  when  experience  was  needed. Muffs  woes were  compounded  when several  scoring  opportunities  went a begging for the  Foylesiders and  indeed it  was no  surprise when  Termon  went further  ahead Lisa  Mc  Glynn  and Tara Mc Daid   added  to  Termon’s  tally   to  leave  Halftime Termon  4–7  Muff  0–00As  the  second  half  got  underway  Harry  Mc Glynn made  what  turned  out  to be  a  very  tactical  move  when  he played into  the  strong  wind. He  placed  Dara  Kelly  in  goals  with  Caroline  Gallagher at  midfield.Kelly  had  an  outstanding  30  minutes  minding  the  house  while the two  Kelly  sisters Maura, Martina  and Orla  Trearty  played a very  supporting  role.With  two  minutes  gone  Lorraine  MC Colgan  opened  Muffs  account  and  with  County  panellist  Aine  Mc  Laughlin  added another but for stout  defending  by  Termon particularly Anne  Mc  Glynn, Niamh  Callaghan, Shauna Kelly  Muff  would  have  more  scores. In  a  counter  attack  Termon  added  to  Muffs  woes   when  Lisa  Mc  Glynn  received  an  inch  perfect  pass  to  give Carla  Mc  Closkey no chance  in  the  Muff  goals. This was  a  killer  score as Muff  were  in  the  ascendency and  had laid  siege  to the  Termon  goals  without  any  great results.But  the  fighting  Muff  spirit  was  alive  and  well  and Aine  Breslin with a  wonderful  goal  after  Termon  failed  to  clear  the  lines to  cut  the  deficit. Breslin  added  another  points before Lorraine  Mc  Closkey raised the  last  white  flag  for  Muff. Final  score Termon  5–8  Muff  1–6This  score  did  not  truly  reflect Muffs  contribution  to  this  game  and in particular  Aine  Breslin  and  Aine  Mc  Laughlin  who  covered   a lot  of  ground. Up  front  Muff had  good  performances from  Lorraine  Mc  Colgan, Rachel  mc  Laughlin and  Aine Mc  Callion .Termon  manager Harry  Mc Glynn could  afford  the  luxury  of trying  out  several  positional  changes and  substitutes where  he  called  on the  services  Celine  Mc  Daid, Molly  Callaghan, Debra  Mc  Daid, Roseleen Gallagher  and  Christine  Coyle . A few  of  these panellist will no  doubt  have  staked a claim for  further  consideration.Termon  team  was . Caroline  Gallagher, Martina  Kelly, Orlaith  Trearty, Maura  Kelly, Aine  Mc Glynn,  Niamh  Callaghan, Shauna  Kelly,  Dara  Kelly,,Sharon  Mc  Laughlin, Aileen  Mc Glynn Tara  Mc Daid, Fiona  Mc  Laughlin, Aoife  Ryan,Lisa  Mc Glynn, Holly  Mc Daid,Muff  team  was Carla  Mc  Closkey, Shannon  Lynch, Fiona  Grant, Emer Grant, Andrea Mc  Laughlin, Catriona  Grant,  Aine  Breslin, Aine  Mc  Laughlin,  Caroline  Margy, Dypna  Molloy,Rachel  Mc  Laughlin. Lorraine  Mc Colgan, Niamh  Mc  Colgan, Patrica  Margey. LADIES GAA MATCH REPORT: TERMON OVERCOME MUFF was last modified: April 29th, 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:LADIES GAA MATCH REPORT: TERMON OVERCOME MUFFlast_img read more