Bruno Fernandes, best player in the Premier League in February

first_imgPremier League* Data updated as of March 16, 2020 Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United midfielder, was voted the best player in the Premier League in February. The Portuguese, who came to United in the winter market from Sporting of Portugal, has played in February three meetings with the ‘Red Devils’. “Since I was a child it has been a dream to play for Manchester United and being at Old Trafford is the biggest dream of my career”Fernandes explained in statements to the Premier League.“When you come to a new club you always want to score, the first goal is special. No matter how the goal is, the important thing is that it be worth something. I am happy with my start, but from now on I have to give more”he added. Fernandes has been chosen above Marcos Alonso, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Matt Doherty Y Nick pope. 18 He debuted in the zero draw against him Wolverhampton Wanderers, playing 55 minutes, to then start against Chelsea giving an assistance, and against the Watford, scoring a goal and giving other assistance.last_img read more

James Rodríguez, the Premier League and Serie A await you

first_imgJames Rodríguez is very close to finishing his second stage at Real Madrid. Zidane does not have the Colombian for his next project (Odegaard has advanced his preferences in every way) and 10 of the coffee selection You already know that in summer, once you know how this course ends, you have free access to find equipment. There are two powerful markets waiting for you with open arms: Italy and England.In Serie A he has two teams that especially like James’ exquisite left foot. Napoli, who almost signed him last season (Madrid asked for a transfer and the Neapolitans wanted a transfer with the right to buy), and Juventus. There is his friend and ex-partner Cristiano, with whom he also shares an agent (Jorge Mendes). James has a football in the three-quarter line that the bianconeri could use very well and the Portuguese crack, if he is finally still in Turin, would help him in his adaptation to make him feel at home. The Colombian also has a market in the Premier, which will turn 29 on July 12. Manchester United has already been interested in his situationGiven that Old Trafford’s players cannot continue accumulating failures and they need two or three renowned signings that provide their main deficiency: quality and touch football. Curiously, Pogba could exchange his destination route with the left-hander from Cúcuta. Also in the Premier Everton asked about his situation, given that just with Ancelotti James had in Madrid his best football year (2014-15).Madrid know they are in a good position, given that even though James only has one year left on his contract (it ends in 2021), his listing at Transfermarkt remains at an acceptable figure: 40 million. It, added to his annual record (7 net) would allow the club to get good money for the Colombian knowing that if he stayed he would hardly count for Zidane and on January 1 he could negotiate with any club to leave for free within a yearor. An option that right now neither the entity nor the player himself values. James reaches his final point with Madrid, which he reached in the summer of 2014 as the Golden Boot of the World Cup in Brazil (6 goals).last_img read more

All is not well at FC Reno

first_imgWestern Bureau:Following their narrow escape from relegation in the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League, FC Reno head coach Michael Graham fired some stinging criticism at the attitude of club officials, which he says is the reason for the former champions yearly struggle to maintain a presence in the nation’s top league.Graham told The Gleaner, after his team’s 2-1 to UWI FC on Sunday, that the plan to return to being a force in local football circles and to once again battle for the title must never begin with the coach or the players.”That conversation must begin with the club’s executive. That winning mentality must start with those at the top and filter down to the coaches and the players,” he said.Reno struggleFC Reno have been in a state of flux over the past five seasons, creating a situation where they are either relegated from the league or struggling to avoid the drop, something they have successfully managed twice in successive seasons.But for Graham and Wendell Downswell, the club’s technical director, not much will change come next season if matters having to do with the club’s well-being are not addressed in the boardroom.”How can a club survive when there are no serious plans on how to do so? This is the current state of affairs at FC Reno. If it weren’t for Mr Downswell and I, we would all be thinking about the lower leagues, if any, at the moment,” stated Graham.He said acquisition of gears boots and ball, among other needed pieces of equipment necessary for the club to carry out training and match-day necessities, are all being sourced by him and Downswell, noting that they receive no help from those who hold “positions” in the club.”Yet these are some of our fiercest critics when the team fails to win. The fact is, unless issues at the executive level are fixed, the club is doomed to failure,” Graham said.”This is a case in which it shows how a club should not be managed,” added Graham.FC Reno were the first club to win three Premier League titles, the last of which came in the 1995 season during a period of dominance. They also won titles in 1990 and again in 1991.The Westmoreland-based club are also winners of three national knockout titles, Winning the now named Flow Champions Cup in 2014. But since then, they have endured two seasons of utter chaos, resulting in near relegation.last_img read more

Eastern athletes ready to shine

first_imgArch-rivals St Mary High and Buff Bay High are again expected to fight for the title at the second meet of the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Series, the Eastern Championships, at the UWI-Usain Bolt Track tomorrow.The head coach of Titchfield High, Julian Ivy, welcomes the Digicel Grand Prix initiative, calling it “a wonderful idea.”Most of the schools in the Eastern region are really strapped for cash,” he said.”The eastern region is looked upon as the least in track and field in Jamaica. However, we’ve produced a lot of top athletes who have gone on to excel at the highest international level; and we’ve to understand that before they got to that stage, these coaches aided their development,” Ivy added.Some of the most notable include Morant Bay High alumnus Juliet Cuthbert, who won sprint double silver at the Barcelona Olympics; and another Morant Bay High star – who later transferred to Kingston College – sprint hurdler Hansle Parchment. Parchment won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics and silver at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.Competition away from their training grounds this season has been sparse for most schools participating at the Eastern Championships, but St Mary High’s boys and girls have shown all-round strength at some of the development meets.These include The Queen’s Grace Jackson Invitational and Camperdown Classic, with Class Two girls Keresa Richardson, Janaeli Campbell and Kay-ann James looking dominant among the Eastern Championship entrants, along with Class Two boy Lenard Hall.PARTICULARLY STRONGThe latter is particularly strong in the 800m, where his female colleagues also appear quite strong in Classes One and Two, with Tameria Howell (Class Two) and Shanice Panton (Class One) headlining their charge.Among the boys’ sprinters, Morant Bay’s Jaheim Henry and Annotto Bay’s Kenoy Francis have done fairly well and should be among the Class Two front-runners, with St Mary High’s Travis Henry and Nicardo Vincent also expected to shine.Among Class One girls, Morant Bay’s Tishelle Fulcott and Nneka Francis, along with Oberlin High’s Latoya Graham, should feature.Though Buff Bay High have not shown their hand, they have gone toe to toe with St Mary High for the championship in recent years and are expected to feature big time again.”Right now, it’s between Buff Bay and St Mary High,” Ivy predicted. “Morant Bay will be coming strong as well.”We (Titchfield) are not expecting to be in the top three, as we’ve a fairly young team.”Nonetheless, Ivy said his Class One boys, Kai Chang and Moses Parkinson, will place high in the Class One Digicel Grand Prix Championship events, the high jump and discus.The Digicel Grand Prix Championship events are the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump, high jump, discus and 4x400m relays for Classes One and Two boys’ and girls.The series consists of five meets and the top two athletes from each of the Digicel Grand Prix Championship events will advance to the final, the G.C. Foster Classics, which will be held at the National Stadium on March 11.Each athlete can only participate in one individual event at the final, which carries a grand prize of $1 million dollars in gym equipment for the top boys’ and girls’ schools, $500,000 for second, and $250,000 for third.last_img read more

Lee catches fire as Magnolia torches NLEX to level semis series

first_img 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 LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “We just only tied the series,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero, who downplayed his team’s blowout victory.“Credit to my players because of the team effort on both ends. We adjusted a little bit on our defense, and on offense, we just tried to move the ball and looked for the good shots which is what we didn’t do in Game 1. We did a good job on defense on their guards, especially the guards who are creating for them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMagnolia seized control of the game early and built a 12-point lead, 32-20, in the first half.Kiefer Ravena rallied the Road Warriors to within four, 66-62, with 1:14 to play in the third frame, but it was Magnolia’s night for the taking with Aldrech Ramos drilling a three to douse NLEX’s comeback, before Peter June Simon secured the victory in the payoff period where he dropped all of his eight markers. MOST READ Ian Sangalang added 18 points and eight rebounds, while Mark Barroca shook off a sprained ankle to tally 11 markers and six boards for Magnolia.Jio Jalalon flirted with a triple-double with nine points, 10 assists, and six rebounds, while also helping in limiting super rookie Ravena, who had seven assists, to just nine markers.Alex Mallari and JR Quiñahan both had 13 points to lead the Road Warriors in scoring.The scores:MAGNOLIA 99 — Lee 27, Sangalang 18, Barroca 11, Dela Rosa 10, Ramos 10, Jalalon 9, Simon 8, Reavis 4, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 0, Mendoza 0.ADVERTISEMENT Desiderio cites lack of familiarity with Go for Gold despite solid debut Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPaul Lee went berserk and led Magnolia to a 99-84 win over NLEX to even their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series at 1-1 Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Lee dropped 10 of his 25 points in the first quarter before putting on the finishing touches to bounce back from his forgettable eight-point showing in Game 1.ADVERTISEMENT NLEX 84 — Mallari 13, Quiñahan 13, Al-Hussaini 10, Ravena 9, Miranda 8, Alas 6, Fonacier 6, Tiongson 6, Soyud 5, Baguio 4, Taulava 4, Ighalo 0, Monfort 0.Quarters: 27-20, 48-39, 70-62, 99-84.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

President’s interpretation CCJ ruling “warped”, “disingenuous” – PPP

first_imgAppointment of GECOM Chairman…says Jagdeo has no obligation to include Granger’s suggestions The People’s Progressive Party has rejected President David Granger’s insistence in submitting names to himself for the appointment of a new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman.In a televised programme on Friday, the Head of State said he foresees a gridlock in the ongoing hammering out process if the Opposition does not accept that he has to be a part of the informal stage.“It is a recipe for gridlock. The important thing which the CCJ aimed at is to ensure consensualism. That is to say, there must be a spirit of compromise; there must be acceptance of the role of the President in hammering out the list and similarly, we are to aim – both sides – at having a list of candidates which are not unacceptable to the President. Unless we accept that principle, we will end up in gridlock and that is what we’re heading for if the Opposition continues to deny the President a role in hammering out that list,” President Granger stated.However, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party in a statement on Saturday said that this “flip-flopping” by the Head of State forces questioning of his “sincerity, good faith, honour, and integrity in the discharge of his constitutional role and function”.The party reminded that the President had previously acknowledged that he could not recommend nominees for the final list of 6 names to be submitted to him for the selection of a new GECOM Chair.“…as I discussed with the Leader of the Opposition – he is open to nominations or recommendations on my part but I cannot recommend to myself. The recommendation must come from him to me. And I will make a selection. But the CCJ ruling – and this might have caused some confusion in the media over the last couple of weeks – allows to two sides to hammer out, that is the word they used, hammer out suitable persons for the list. But it means, yes, I could make submissions, but in the final analysis, that submission has to come to me from the Leader of the Opposition, the CCJ has not taken away that role from the Leader of the Opposition and it has not taken away my prerogative to make a selection. Those have been preserved by the CCJ,” President Granger had said at a July 4 press conference after meeting with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.According to the PPP in Saturday’s missive, the President’s interpretation of the CCJ ruling is both warped and disingenuous.“…the President misinterpreted the CCJ judgement in casting an enlarged role for himself in insisting that the names he suggests must find themselves on the final list to be submitted to him by the Leader of the Opposition, while at the same time, completely ignoring the gravamen of the decisions in the No-Confidence Motion cases…,” the PPP said.Further, the Opposition went on to question the Head of State’s utterances on “gridlock” in the hammering out stage, saying that the process is still ongoing.“We are awaiting an indication of whether the President finds them not unacceptable. (By speaking about a “gridlock”) does it now mean that the informal engagement has been aborted? If so, the President is obliged to invite the Leader of the Opposition to formally submit six names for the appointment of a Chairman of GECOM in light of the CCJ’s judgement quashing the appointment of Justice (rtd) James Patterson,” the Party said in its missive.Currently, the Opposition is awaiting the President’s feedback on four new names that were presented on Wednesday for consideration.Already, the President has found four of the Opposition’s names “not unacceptable” to him, meaning they will potentially end up on the final list of six nominees to be submitted to the President for the selection of a new GECOM Chair.Initially, the Opposition Leader had presented 11 names to be “hammered out” by a working group comprising of representatives from both Government and the Opposition. These nominees were among the 18 rejected back in 2017 by President Granger, who had gone ahead and unilaterally appointed Justice Patterson as the GECOM Chair.However, the CCJ on June 18, 2019, ruled that Justice Patterson’s appointment was flawed and unconstitutional. Days later, he stepped down, opening up the process for a new chairman to be appointed.The Court had also urged that there be consensus between the two leaders in this process, resulting in the establishment of the working group. However, during a series of meetings last week, the President’s representatives shortlisted only five of the Opposition’s 11 nominees.This resulted in a breakdown in those talks after the Government’s side could not say definitively whether those names shortlisted, as well as those suggested by President, are not objectionable to him.The process was then referred back to the two political leaders, who met last Tuesday and agreed to continue the hammering out process with a smaller team.That team met on Wednesday, during which the four of the Opposition’s new names were tabled. Additionally, the Opposition, at the meeting, indicated that the President’s two suggestions of Attorney Kesaundra Alves and Justice Claudette La Bennet did not find favour with the Opposition Leader.The two sides were supposed to meet the following day but that meeting is yet to happen.Nevertheless, with two more spots available to complete a list of six nominees ‘not unacceptable” to the President, the PPP said they are willing to continue the hammering out process – something which the Head of State also committed to during the televised programme.last_img read more

Let creativity shine again in kids’ lives

first_imgFOR an entire generation, the arts have been absent from California public schools. Teachers who attended public schools in California during the 1980s and ’90s are victims of this malady. If their parents didn’t step up to make sure that their children were exposed to music, art and culture, then they grew up void of the wonders that are the mark of a civilized society. And when members of this generation became teachers themselves, they were confronted with the statewide reality of how they were going to pay for basic supplies such as pencils and books. An adequate arts program? Forget about it. What has been lost as a result is not just the occasional treasured, handmade Mother’s Day gifts or refrigerator art, but the ability to think critically, freedom to express one’s understanding of school lessons creatively, and allowances for different learning styles and abilities. For a generation, the California public-education system has failed to educate the whole child. Students who don’t perform well to narrow standards are either labeled as learning-disabled or socially deficient. By denying artistic and creative children access to an arts education, we keep them locked in the dark of “the box.” They can’t breathe. They can’t see. And nobody can see them, either. I asked a number of fellow artists to give me a list of words describing creative people. As expected, the list matched the profile for ADD. As a society, we don’t even know what creativity looks like any more. For the month of March, in celebration of Youth Art Month, I’d like to challenge parents, educators and other adults to look at their kids in our lives in a new light. Rethink what you have accepted (without question) about public education. Take your kids to museums, galleries, concerts and plays. Make art, music and drama at home. Visit with an artist or musician and ask them about their life. Open up those windows and doors. Let some air and light in to your children’s lives. Spike Dolomite Ward is the founder and executive director of Arts in Education Aid Council Inc., local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles Unified School District has recognized this problem and implemented a 10-year plan several years ago to address it. The challenge now is how to maintain the change given the district’s own ongoing challenges and the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002. If teachers are lucky enough to have support for any arts program in their classroom, they still must prepare their kids for the federally mandated standardized tests in the spring. There is no time for anything except test preparation. Back to life without art. Kids are all starting to think and behave alike. Is this what we really want for our children? Where is the imagination? Where is the enthusiasm for learning? Where is the humanity in teaching? Ten years ago, when my son and his friends were all preschoolers, my mom friends and I would joke about which one of us would be told that our child had attention-deficient disorder first. It stopped being funny when one by one, every single one of us, at some point or another, was told that our kids might have ADD. Every one of us. After it was suggested that my son might have ADD, I got mad. Mad like a mother, but mad for all of the wonderfully creative, incredibly intelligent and alive kids that are being labeled as having ADD every day. last_img read more

Injured Aguero faces World Cup fitness race

first_imgAguero is City’s top scorer with 30 goals in all competitions this season. The injury, suffered in training on March 10, does not appear to rule him out of Argentina’s World Cup campaign.Asked if the striker’s season was over, Guardiola said: “Here, yeah. He will be out for four or five weeks. He is in Barcelona right now. We are going to fight to get him to the World Cup.”The World Cup starts in mid-June, with Argentina due to play their opening match against Iceland in Moscow on June 16.“Recovering from an arthroscopy on my knee,” Aguero tweeted on Tuesday. “Fully motivated to get back soon to the field.”Aguero, who has 199 goals for the club, has not started a game since City’s victory over Chelsea on March 4.Following a month-long lay-off he returned to action as a late substitute in the derby defeat to Manchester United on April 7, when he was hurt in a controversial challenge from Ashley Young that went unpunished.After that he was unable to train fully in the build-up to the second leg of City’s Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool on April 10. Again, he was only able to appear as a second-half substitute.With the issue still bothering him, he was ruled out of last Saturday’s 3-1 win at TottenhamThe striker was this week named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year.In November, he became City all-time leading record goalscorer, surpassing the longstanding mark of 177 goals set by Eric Brook that had stood since 1939, when he was on target in a 4-2 Champions League group game away to Italian side Napoli.Aguero had already assured himself of a prized place in the Manchester club’s history by scoring the dramatic extra-time winner on the final day of the 2011/12 season that saw City to a 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers as they snatched the Premier League title from under the noses of local rivals Manchester United.This season’s success means Aguero has now won the English title three times with City, having also starred in their 2013/14 triumph.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Season over but not World Cup hopes: Manchester City’s Argentine striker Sergio Aguero © AFP/File / Anthony DevlinLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 20 – Argentina international striker Sergio Aguero faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup in Russia after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said Friday his club season was over.Guardiola, whose side secured the Premier League title last Sunday, said the 29-year-old would be sidelined for four to five weeks following minor knee surgery.last_img read more


first_imgLough Foyle Christmas Eve SunsetSunset over Lough Foyle photographed from Carnagarve beach between Moville and Greencastle at 4PM Christmas Eve.Pictures by Enda Craig.You can send your pictures to Lough Foyle Christmas Eve Sunset2 – Enda CraigSUNSET OVER LOUGH FOYLE ON CHRISTMAS EVE was last modified: December 25th, 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:SUNSET OVER LOUGH FOYLE ON CHRISTMAS EVElast_img read more

How Donegal ETB gave Emma the skills to launch into marketing

first_imgDonegal ETB are now enrolling for September 2018 courses and one area that is generating a lot of interest is Digital Skills and Marketing.Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service run a range of courses in this field, where learners develop in-demand skills for business and promotions, including digital imaging, sales, web creation and digital skills for tourism. There are two full-time courses available in Letterkenny and Donegal Town and part-time and evening courses available in many of Donegal’s main towns across the county.Emma Murray (25) from Letterkenny completed the full-time Career Traineeship in Digital Sales and Marketing this year. Best-known as the blogger behind The Fashion Chair, Emma attributes many of her new digital skills to the course. During the one year course, Emma got the opportunity to work directly in the sector on work placements, as well as studying for the City & Guilds Qualification and the Preparing for Business Enterprise Cert.Emma MurrayWhy Donegal ETB? Emma said she already knew the quality of the teaching and programmes at the learning centres, having completed a Training and Development course with them in 2016.She had been working as a Personal Shopper and Store Trainer in Galway before moving home to further her education in 2017.Emma tells Donegal Daily: “I was at a crossroads when I decided to come home. I always had an interest in social media and market, but the course surpassed all my expectations. “We learned so much and covered so many modules including image editing, website design and creation, Microsoft Excel, video making, SEO and blogging. There was something for everyone.“It was an intense course but it was so well laid out that we were never under pressure. We had plenty of time to complete assignments and prepare for exams,” she said.The course provides three work experience opportunities, which Emma completed with McElhinneys of Ballybofey, and dividing the second placement period between both Solis Lough Eske Castle and Stevens Jewellers Letterkenny.“I liked the combination of studying and work because we could put everything into practice. Working directly in businesses’ marketing departments means we can bring what we’ve learned back into class discussions.”There was a mix of team work and individual assignments which were practical and based on real businesses, which Emma enjoyed. As part of their course work, the class worked together to create a promotional video of the course, enabling them to showcase their skills to a wider audience through Donegal ETB’s social media platforms. “We got on so well as a class and with the tutors. There were 4-5 tutors for different modules throughout the year. They were fantastic, they were always approachable and you could always send them an email or talk to them in class if you had a question,” Emma said.The programme is very focused on developing skills for employment, where learners can focus on working for existing companies or setting up their own businesses.Emma MurrayEmma is set to launch her own social media management company this summer, using the skills she gained from the Preparing for Business Enterprise Cert within her Traineeship to put the plan into action. This module teaches learners about taxation, Revenue, support for start-ups and more.“I wouldn’t be setting up a business if it wasn’t for the course,” Emma said. Emma now manages the Letterkenny Shopping Centre Instagram account and is looking forward to taking advantage of the prosperous local digital industry.“I think there is a shortage of people doing digital marketing in Donegal. As long as there are social media and the internet there will be jobs,” Emma said.Emma MurrayVisit to find more information about Digital Skills/Marketing/Sales/Imaging programmes with Donegal ETB starting in September 2018 throughout Donegal or email with course inquiries.Many of Donegal ETB’s FET courses are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.How Donegal ETB gave Emma the skills to launch into marketing was last modified: July 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:careerscoursesdigital skillsDonegal ETBeducationemma murrayEmploymentMarketinglast_img read more