Mr. Braithwaite Express – AS.com

first_imgLast week ended with Barça, presumably happy, cutting two points to the Madrid in The league. But the current one did not begin with illusion, but with the scandal in the social networks of I3 Ventures, which has coexisted in parallel with the negotiation to sign Braithwaite and explanations of Messi in Sports world. That, and not another, is the reality of Barça, a club that is filled with candidates who already paste electoral posters but, in the meantime, is obliged to defend their status as champion. Survive the tsunami of sweeping scandals Can Barça it seems impossible, but in it is Setien, which brought a survival manual that should be falling short. The Eibar appears in the Camp Nou after fifteen days off by the postponement of the match against the Real and some uncertainty (follow the match live on As.com). Squeeze from below and the gunsmiths are required to add. Balance, the man who defined clairvoyantly to Messi (“park well”), has passed to the disqualification affectionate (“the bastard rests playing”); and has defined the game as “nightmare.” He knows that Barça’s escape route when he is in institutional and costume trouble is usually in the grass. Its players, experts, isolate and respond to prevent the partner’s focus from pointing at them.There are three points of interest in Barça code. First, the possible express debut of Braithwaite, which will not be the owner but must download minutes to Griezmann before the Naples. Then, the strange streak of Messi, who had six years without being four days of unmarked League. The Argentine has just admitted not feeling able to lift the Champions. Message of certain resignation that is only understood if it is a strategy in a furious winner like him. The Golden Ball He has discomfort, although in principle he will play.Finally, and although Setién ensures not to look at Naples, the match is three days away and the lineup will be conditioned by Tuesday’s game. Or for him Classic, for which Umtiti Y Lenglet you’re warned. A victory will not put out the fires in the boardroom. But a stumble would directly result in a bomb on the eve of two decisive parties.last_img read more

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Mikaela Shiffrin prevails despite distractions over her choices

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin poses after winning the women’s slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)ARE, Sweden (AP) — Maybe Alpine skiing won’t be so lost without Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal after all.One week after Vonn and Svindal retired by claiming medals in their final races, Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher both showed true grit by fighting through debilitating sickness to claim the slalom titles at the world championships that everyone expected them to win.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Amazon Peladao: a soccer tournament unlike any other Vonn also responded to Shiffrin’s message.“What we said was a compliment, that you are capable of winning medals in all events,” Vonn wrote. “No one said it’s easy, Bode and I both know that, as winners in all 5 disciplines. So stick with your decision and go be you. You don’t have to justify anything to anyone.”Shiffrin should have a great opportunity to expand her program at the next worlds, with parallel slalom added to the schedule for the 2021 championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. So will she ever entertain the possibility of competing in every event at a worlds or Olympics?“Perhaps. It’s entirely up to her and how she feels and the schedule obviously dictates a lot of that,” Jeff Lackie, one of Shiffrin’s coaches, said. “Her core events are still slalom and giant slalom. The speed, as successful as she’s been in the past, is still kind of a new thing and she’s taking the opportunities when they present themselves to be conducive to slalom and GS.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Svindal left with two overall titles and 13 medals at Olympics and worlds.Shiffrin also won the super-G — her first major title in a speed event — and bronze in giant slalom.The slalom victory meant Shiffrin became the first skier, male or female, to win the same event at four straight worlds.Still, it was a challenging championships for Shiffrin after Vonn and Bode Miller, her childhood idols, questioned her decision to skip the Alpine combined — an event she would have been the overwhelming favorite to win. Shiffrin then didn’t show up at Vonn’s retirement race.There were also accusations from the coaching staff of Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova that they were denied a chance to train with Shiffrin when many of the slalom specialists went over to Trysil, Norway, midway through worlds — even though it’s common for top skiers to practice side by side.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ When Vlhova won the giant slalom and Shiffrin claimed the slalom, the pair of racers embraced both times and appeared to exchange heartfelt words.“In two weeks of time a lot of stuff can happen. It’s life. Life happens,” Shiffrin said. “There’s a lot of things that happened. It’s just too many things to explain to everybody right now. It would take much too long. But in the moments that it counted, my team and I were able to focus on the true task and the reason we’re here. That’s something special.”Vlhova would not reveal what she and Shiffrin said to each other.“It’s crazy, everybody is asking me what I say to Mikaela. It’s between us, so it’s secret,” Vlhova said with a smile.Add Ted Ligety, the only other American skier besides Shiffrin to win five world titles, to the list of U.S. greats urging Shiffrin to do more and be less calculating with her decisions.“I understand that need or desire to take some time away but I always felt like you got to strike while the iron is hot,” Ligety told The Associated Press. “If you asked me in 2015 if I would only win one more World Cup I would have laughed in your face. You blow out your knee, then you throw your back a couple times and you have back surgery and next thing you know you’re struggling to stay in it.”Ligety, who was unbeatable in giant slalom for a long stretch of his career, has achieved only one podium result in the last three seasons while he’s been slowed by injuries. But back in 2013 when he was at the height of his powers, Ligety swept gold in super-G, combined and giant slalom at the 2013 worlds in Schladming, Austria.“So I’m of the belief that you got to take advantage while you’re healthy and when you’re good, because it goes away pretty fast,” the 34-year-old Ligety said. Shiffrin “seems to have herself under control and have that going so you have to commend her for that. But you never really know. It’s not a sport where you can control every variable.”Julia Mancuso, another well-decorated U.S. skier who ended her career last year because of persistent hip pain, came to Shiffrin’s defense after she posted a long Instagram message explaining her decisions midway through the championships.“Most people forget that it’s actually more difficult to make the decision to skip a race than to enter it. Routine is easy. Going against the grain is tough!” Mancuso wrote. “As we say in the country we come from, ‘Long live the king’ and there will be a new one,” said International Ski Federation secretary general Sarah Lewis, who is British. “There is no question that Marcel Hirscher is wearing that loud and proud at the moment, and Mikaela Shiffrin as well.”Shiffrin and Hirscher are both on course to become the most successful skiers ever in their respective genders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAt age 23, Shiffrin already has 56 World Cup wins, and 29-year-old Hirscher, the seven-time defending overall World Cup champion , has 68.Vonn retired with 82 wins, the best among women and four short of the overall record of 86 held by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.last_img read more

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‘Putu Remains Committed to MDA’

first_imgThe management of the Putu Iron Ore Mining Company (PIOM) has reassured the government and people of Liberia that it remains committed to the implementation of the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) it signed with government.The PIOM management stated that although in the last few months its activities were reduced it did not close down its operations, as had been rumored, according to a press release issued yesterday.The scale down in operations, according to the company’s CEO Christian Masurenko, was attributed to the Ebola outbreak. He pledged that PIOM will continue to meet its obligations to government and the communities within its concession area.Mr. Masurenko said he was giving the assurance because the scale-down in the company’s operations in the last few months has been “misinterpreted as closure.”The PIOM CEO stressed that unforeseen circumstances have negatively impacted the company’s operations resulting in delays in the implementation of its ventures.The press release made specific reference to the Ebola outbreak which it said continues to hamper normal working activities in the country, and also the steep decline in the world market price for iron ore which is impacting iron ore investments not only in Liberia but worldwide.With the level of progress attained in combating the EVD, coupled with the Liberian government’s efforts to stimulate the economy in particular, the mining sector, PIOM anticipates resuming operations in the shortest possible time, said the press statement.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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Our lives have not improved

first_imgDear Editor,During the previous Administration’s tenure, many abuses were meted out to the working class of people and because of the scarcity of jobs, lots of the workers were forced to accept these skullduggeries that are being meted out to them. With much fanfare and promises, this Administration was given the opportunity to help make living here better. Instead, this nation witnesses mostly pensioners/retirees, mostly friends/associates of the President getting high-paying jobs. Now this is a President who is already receiving a huge pension and now has a high-paying job that entitles him to free house allowances, transportation etc, the full works but still see the needs to award himself and his Ministers a huge increase in allowances.Meanwhile, the average working man has to survive on less than 10 per cent of the President’s salary. Visit a particular pharmacy at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, and you will hear that the staff there has to work on weekends and from 08:00h to 18:30h for a measly $10,000 a week.It is compulsory for them to work on Sundays without double pay for that day.Go to the popular lumber yard at Stewartville and you will hear that the staff there have to work for $2500 a day starting from 07:30h to 17:30h and if they work until 18:30h, they will then receive $3000. One staff I spoke with told me he worked for over seven years there and that is his salary and any new person comes, they working for the same.The sad part about it is that he never got annual leave for the seven years he working there, neither any payment for not getting his leave. As I said before, these things have been happening for a while and with the promises by this Administration running up to election, everyone was expecting great changes for the better.Ironically you have to be an associate/close friend or relative to the President or some of his Ministers to enjoy the betterment.Editor, during the end of last month, the Regional Democratic Council of Region Six was in the news for a disturbance of a meeting addressing the plight of security guards that are working for Integrated Security Service that gets the contract for providing security to most Government schools, hospitals etc.Now this firm started during the previous Administration’s term in office and since it’s formation, the media is always publishing the security guards cries for their salaries and the victimisation they are facing.Under this new Administration, it seems to have gotten worse.Why is this blatant abuse still taking place under a new Administration? Is someone getting kickbacks when they ignore these ordinary people?Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

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Snowpack levels threaten B.C.’s reservoirs

first_img [asset|aid=2754|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=47d37e8c958e239828c694c861127112-Gammer 1_1_Pub.mp3] B.C. Hydro measures the difference between the elevation of the reservoir, and where the generating units are in the power house at the Bennett Dam.Gammer says whenever snowpack levels are higher, the reservoir is higher, resulting in more efficient hydro production. [asset|aid=2755|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=47d37e8c958e239828c694c861127112-Gammer 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement By Christine Rumleskie and Jon Zacks In a report released on April 8th, Penner said conditions as of April 1st indicated a low risk for freshet flooding in B.C.’s major river basins including the Peace River. However, the report finds that spring weather has a large influence on water supply levels. It says rainfall during April, May and June will need to be at or above normal levels to counteract the low snowpack levels.center_img B.C.’s Environment Minister says the province has experienced an unusually warm and dry winter this year. Barry Penner says, as a result, snowpack levels are below normal levels, which could cause serious water-supply challenges to develop this summer, including lower-than-normal reservoir levels. – Advertisement -B.C. Hydro echoes the findings, and says they also apply in the North. Spokesperson Bob Gammer says the snowpack surrounding the Williston Reservoir currently sits at around 89% of the normal rate. However, Gammer says there is a back-up plan for when reservoir levels are low, including a multi-year storage reservoir integrated within the Williston Lake.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Reno-Tahoe coalition builds support for 2018 Olympic bid

first_imgBobsled and luge runs, a ski jump and at least one indoor venue would have to be built, he said. SACRAMENTO – A Reno-Tahoe coalition has begun building support for a possible 2018 Winter Olympics bid around Lake Tahoe, the site of the 1960 games. A group of business leaders and politicians known as the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition on Tuesday won unanimous support from the Placer County Board of Supervisors to pursue the plan. On Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office signaled he would consider supporting a bid if the U.S. Olympic Committee pursues the 2018 games. Jim Vanden Heuvel, the coalition’s chief executive officer, estimates that the region would need $1.6billion in improvements to host the 2018 games. 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

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Mayo enlist help of Jim McGuinness ahead of All-Ireland final

first_imgMayo GAA bosses have enlisted the help of Jim McGuinness ahead of their All-Ireland SFC final with Dublin on Sunday at Croke Park. McGuinness is the last manager to inflict defeat on Jim Gavin’s Dublin side, defeating them in an epic semi-final in 2014.Dublin are looking for back-to-back All-Ireland crowns, while Mayo are looking to bring the Sam Maguire cup back to the county for the first time in 65 years. However, in order to do so, Stephen Rochford has enlisted the help and expertise of McGuinness to nullify the attacking threat of Dublin.Former Donegal and Mayo player Martin Carney announced the revelation on Matt Cooper’s Today FM show.While Carney wasn’t exactly sure what McGuinness told the team, he guessed that he wasn’t brought ‘down to talk about forward play’.“You can’t play Dublin in toe-to-toe from the word go,” Carney told Matt Cooper on the Last Word this evening. “They will have to have a sweeper system that they brought into place in the Fermanagh game and have added incrementally since then, primarily with Kevin McLoughlin in the role.“I think they will try that again but they might even have a double sweeper.“It is interesting, in their last weekend in Limerick they had Jim McGuinness down speaking to them. Now, Jim McGuinness isn’t coming down to talk to them about forward play. It has to be to look at defence.” Advertisement Mayo enlist help of Jim McGuinness ahead of All-Ireland final was last modified: September 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:dublinHome-page NewsJim McGuinnessMayoSportSystemslast_img read more

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Dungloe U16’s face Killybegs in championship second-leg

first_imgCLG An Clóchan Liath Club News: B’iad  10, 11, 12 agus 23 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.  Beidh €1600 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Breege O’Donnell – Kerrytown, Bernie Boyle – C/O S.W.O, Hugh Gallagher – Narin Rd Glenties, Hugh Gallagher – Crucknageragh agus Pat Gallagher.The club will host a Child Protection Course on Friday the 14th of October in the clubhouse. Time to be confirmed. The U16s played on Saturday in the 1st round of Championship V Killybegs at home. They lost out on a scoreline of 1-18 to 1-14.  The second leg is on Friday evening at 5.15pm away in Killybegs.The U16 Division 1 County Hurling semi-final is fixed for Dungloe at 3pm on Saturday V Burt. All support welcome!Dungloe U16’s face Killybegs in championship second-leg was last modified: October 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:dungloeGAASportlast_img read more

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DONEGAL CHILDREN’S STRING ORCHESTRA TO PLAY IN FALCARRAGH ON FRIDAY EVENING

first_imgA FEAST of classical music will be on show in Falcarragh this Friday.The Szabó-Yélamo String Duo, supported by the Donegal Children’s String Orchestra, play at The Auditorium in the town at 7.30pm.It features the best of classical music with renowned Hungarian violinist, Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo, accompanied by the expert Spanish cellist Víctor Yélamo. Programme includes Beethoven, Haydn, Gliére and Bartok. Support is by the Donegal Children’s String Orchestra. Café facilities available on the evening – Ticéad: €6; Páistí/Children: €4Scoth den cheol clasaiceach le Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo ón Ungáir ar veidhlín, agus Víctor Yélamo ón Spáinn ar an cello. Seinnfear rogha ceoil le Beethoven, Haydn, Bartok, Gliére agus eile. Seinnfidh an Donegal Children’s String Orchestra fosta. Bia, fíon agus caifé ar fáil. DONEGAL CHILDREN’S STRING ORCHESTRA TO PLAY IN FALCARRAGH ON FRIDAY EVENING was last modified: June 26th, 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:DONEGAL CHILDREN’S STRING ORCHESTRA TO PLAY IN FALCARRAGH ON FRIDAY EVENINGlast_img read more

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MINISTER MCHUGH WELCOMES AGREEMENT REACHED IN BEEF TALKS

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has welcomed the progress made between the IFA and the Minister of Agriculture Simon Coveney.Deliberations between beef farmers and the meat processing industry have ended positively after lengthy discussions last night. A nine-hour meeting took place between the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney , who claimed good progress had been mande on a number of contentious issues.The groups met yesterday evening in Celbridge, Co Kildare for a Beef Forum, chaired by former civil servant Michael Dowling. Commenting on the agreement announced overnight, Minister of State Joe McHugh TD told Donegal Daily, “I welcome confirmation overnight that an agreement has been reached between beef farmers and the meat processors.“I understand that both sides will remain within the Quality Assurance Scheme, that weight limits for cattle are to be lifted until January 2016.“There will be a united front from all involved, including the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, where appropriate, to review age specification of cattle, movement restrictions and residency periods.“There is no doubt the role our beef industry plays in the Irish economy and the agreement announced this morning should lead to an improved situation for beef farmers and in turn, an improved beef market for Ireland.  MINISTER MCHUGH WELCOMES AGREEMENT REACHED IN BEEF TALKS was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Beef TalksIFAJoe McHughnewsPoliticssimon coveneylast_img read more

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