first_imgIt is very contradictory what has happened in Barça. The dismissal of Valverde and the signing of Setién generated enormous expectations among the fans, which maintains their faith in the Cantabrian. Nevertheless, the costumes already admit that there is a lack of depth in the game and the coach’s statements after the Valencia game liked little.Barça have a relatively affordable calendar next month before facing the knockout stages of the Champions League against Naples. He will play in the Cup against Leganés and in the League against Levante at Camp Nou. Then he could face the quarterfinals of the Cup and a League match at Villamarín. Finally, and before Naples and the Bernabéu, Eibar will be measured. The team is on time (less and less) to rebuild. But Setién and the costumes are required. “Likewise, the players do not interpret some things well,” Quique Setién said in the Mestalla press room after losing his first game as Barça coach. It was not a haughty phrase. Quique also admitted that “we are not explaining them well”. But yes It was the first demonstration that the message of the Cantabrian technician is not coming clearly to the dressing room. And that is a giant problem. Much more when we are in the second week of Quique on the bench of Barça. Any wardrobe is usually receptive to the message transmitted by a new coach in the first few days. The arrival of a new boss is a stimulus. It was important that the first two or three ideas collapse. And it is costing.It is also surprising the radicality with which Setién has arrived at the Barça dressing room. Where everyone imagined a coach who followed in the footsteps of cruising, with a fast, fun, electric and risky football, open at the ends, has found a conservative team. Barça does not risk the ball but, there is more, he has turned the drawing around like a sock. Of the 4-3-3 of Valverde that became 4-4-2 when the Catalans defended, the team has reinvented itself with a 3-1-4-2 in which 50 percent of the passes are given by three behind and the midfielder and in which, above all, the team has lost the oremus in the defensive balance. Valencia scored two goals but could do much more.last_img read more

first_imgLNHA president Saweler, Assistant Minister Toe and LNHA secretary general GayeThe Liberia National Handball Association is waiting for plane tickets from the International Handball Federation to make its trip to Niamey, Niger to participate in the IHF Zone 3 Trophy competition.According to LNHA president, J. Mason Saweler a representative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports is working along with the LNHA to write the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue passports to the National Handball delegation for their departure on Saturday, April 7.He said the International Handball Federation (IHF) has promised to provide tickets for two delegations of Liberia (the youth and the junior teams, along with their coaches) to participate in the tournament.Countries expected to participate in the tournament are the host nation, Niger, Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Benin, and Liberia. The tournament is scheduled from 9-14.The International Handball Federation decided to underwrite the cost of traveling by air instead of traveling by road following an appeal by the Liberia National Handball Association, President Saweler said.Meanwhile, LNHA is appealing to Chief Patron of Sports President George Manneh Weah and all philanthropists to aid the teams in their preparation to represent Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has handed Bastian Schweinsteiger his first Premier League start as they take on Newcastle at Old Trafford.The World Cup winner, 31, has been limited to substitute appearances so far as he improves his fitness, but Van Gaal has now seen fit to put him in the team.Michael Carrick is the man to drop out of the starting XI, while Adnan Januzaj continues in the side after two impressive displays.Misfiring Wayne Rooney is also kept in the team, with Memphis Depay looking to net his first Premier League goal, following his Champions League strikes in midweek.Manchester United team to face Newcastle: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Januzaj, Depay, Rooney. 1last_img read more

first_imgBERKELEY – A new line of wines saucily named Cleavage Creek and featuring models sporting discreet decolletage on the label has a surprising back story: The wines are part of a fundraising campaign to fight breast cancer; the models are survivors of that disease. “My goal was to honor their courage and inspire them,” said winery owner Budge Brown, who was moved to start the campaign after his wife of 48 years died of breast cancer. Cleavage Creek wines, which cost $18 to $50 a bottle, made their debut this month, with a first release of 2,000 cases. “It’s a win-win,” said the 75-year-old Brown. “You make a contribution. You get a beautiful bottle of wine.” Caruso has seen those studies, but says, “If we pick up a magazine or turn on TV, there will be someone saying something about all the things that we drink except maybe water. I personally think that a couple of glasses of red wine are very good for you. I try to be very cautious and do the right thing, but red wine to me is, if not medicinal, pretty wonderful.” Cleavage Creek joins a number of wineries raising money for causes that strike close to home. At Lookout Ridge Winery in Sonoma County, founder Gordon Holmes, whose wife has multiple sclerosis, donates wheelchairs to the Blackhawk-based Wheelchair Foundation. The program, which began with a chair donated for every case of Holmes’ wine sold, has accelerated to a chair for every bottle, with several hundred donated so far, said spokesman Michael Coats. Staglin Family Vineyard co-owners Shari and Garen Staglin, whose son has schizophrenia, are longtime fundraisers for research to fight that disease. They’ve raised more than $35 million through annual music festivals at their Napa Valley winery and donate a portion of proceeds from their Salus wines. Brown is promising to donate 10 percent of gross sales of Cleavage Creek wines, meaning wine donated to charity as well as sold. One of his first donations was $5,000 to the Breast Care Center of Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. The money will go toward buying a MRI machine with superior detection technology for evaluating the size and extent of breast cancer. “We are absolutely thrilled,” said Lisa Amador, center executive director. The name Cleavage Creek isn’t new. Wines were sold under that name by a different owner some years ago, although that campaign, which included marketing copy laced with double entendres, ran into criticism from some. After the name went up for sale – winery labels are routinely bought and sold – Brown’s daughter suggested buying it. “I looked at it and I thought about it for a while,” Brown said. “I liked the name and it fit the property I had in Napa. It just kind of came together.” The new version of Cleavage Creek emphasizes the seven survivors featured on the labels and their stories, Eventually, Brown hopes to be able to pinpoint “out-of-the-box people in need who are doing something that appears to be successful for a cure. That’s my goal, to try and find a cure somewhere. I may not make it, but it won’t be because I didn’t try.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Among the models featured is Pattie Daly Caruso, the face of the cabernet sauvignon label as well as a reserve chardonnay. Caruso, a breast cancer survivor who is active in fundraising and awareness efforts, thinks the new campaign is a clever way to draw attention to the wine and the cause it supports. “The truth is that this was just a natural,” she said, noting that Brown’s Napa Valley property has two hills with a creek running through, evocative of the name in a literal sense. “It’s just been wonderful because he is giving 10 percent of the money right off the top to breast cancer research, and that, to me, is incredible.” At least some of the wine has been sold already. Caruso’s daughter Quinn, an ad agency executive in Santa Monica, and son Carson, host of NBC TV’s “Last Call with Carson Daly,” have already put in orders. The issue of wine and cancer has been in the news lately, with a recent study finding that all types of alcohol, including wine, add to the risk of developing breast cancer in women. last_img read more

first_imgA 5K fun walk/run will take place tomorrow in aid of Sliabh Liag Dyslexia Group.Participants will start at Colaiste na Carraige at 1pm and finish up in the Aislann Centre in Kilcar where there will be light refreshments and a bouncy castle for the children!As a special treat, children who complete the 5K will receive an easter egg! Entry costs €10 for adults and €5 for children, with special rates for families. All proceeds will go towards Sliabh Liag Dyslexia Group.A draw will also take place in which you have the chance to win an all signed Irish rugby jersey and an Ireland soccer jersey signed by Seamus Coleman, along with other raffle prizes!5K fun run in aid of Sliabh Liag Dyslexia Group to take place tomorrow was last modified: April 8th, 2017 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:5kkilcarsliabh liagsliabh liag dyslexia grouplast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The GUSD, with a total enrollment of about 28,000 students, lost 800 this year and expects to lose at least 500 next year, mostly because of increasing housing costs. That means less money for the schools, since the state will pay the district $5,510 per pupil per year beginning next school year. To fight declining enrollment, officials want to make it easier for students from outside district boundaries to attend Glendale schools. And they have an eye on a host of condo projects planned for downtown, hoping that could mean more students, despite city officials’ assessment that the luxury condos would be bought by empty nesters or young professionals. “Back in the ’40s or before, when they laid out the city, they didn’t anticipate any kids living in apartments at all,” school board member Pam Ellis said. “And we found in the ’70s and ’80s kids lived in apartments. … So will kids live in high-rises? They say they won’t – I mean they’re million-dollar condos – but they do in New York.” GLENDALE – The Glendale Unified School District’s declining enrollment will force it to eliminate 20 teacher positions under a $260 million budget presented to the school board Tuesday. Ballooning costs for utilities and employee health care are forcing the district to cut back in other ways as well. But on the upside, the district will receive more money from the state than it got for the current fiscal year. “I just think that in next year’s budget there’s a lot more sunshine than there is rain,” said Stephen Hodgson, chief business and financial officer. “The rain on our parade, unfortunately, is our declining enrollment.” The 20 teacher positions out of its pool of about 1,300 would be eliminated by simply not hiring to replace teachers who quit or retire, instead of through layoffs. Some temporary teachers – those hired on a year-to-year basis – could be let go, Hodgson said. The district’s general fund budget, the part of the budget the school board has the most control over, is about $205 million for fiscal year 2006-07. The total budget, including items like construction costs and cafeteria food, is about $260 million. Despite the declining enrollment, the state is increasing the GUSD’s general fund budget by about $7 million from the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. But the district still needs to cut back because costs are increasing more than revenue. District officials will continue working on methods to save on utility bills, and they could eliminate four custodial positions. Even as enrollment is declining, school board member Greg Krikorian has a long-term goal of seeing class sizes reduced from the current average of 32 students to about 28 – even though that would cost millions of dollars. “Not only it would help the kids,” Krikorian said, “it would help the teachers.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want 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

first_imgCONGRATULATIONS to Finn Valley BC schoolboy Leon Gallagher who is back home this weekend with a European Schoolboys Boxing bronze medal.He is pictured here with fellow club member and a man who knows something about winning medals – Jason Quigley.  SUPER LEON WINS EUROPEAN SCHOOLBOYS BOXING BRONZE! was last modified: August 3rd, 2013 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:finn valley boxing clubLeon Gallagherlast_img read more

first_imgKillybegs GAA News:This week’s Kilotto numbers were 1,3,9,13 and there was no winner. Next weeksKilotto Jackpot will be €3,400! There were 4 match 3 winners this week, Lana Scullion, Annie Byrne, Linda Rawdon and Peter Sweeney, each winning €15! Kilotto sellers for the month of January are the ladies football team.Bingo Snowball wasn’t won tonight. Next weeks Jackpot will be at €1,200 on 45 numbers.The monthly Minor Board meeting is on Friday, 30th of January at 8.30 in the club rooms, Fintra.Club Membership for 2015 is as follows: Juvenile membership (U16) 15 euroStudent membership (U21-U18) 20 euroAdult membership 40 euroFamily membership 70 euro (2 adults and unlimited children U16)Membership is also available to purchase online: https://www.myclubfinances.com/memberships_cart.asp?LL_ID=467&intMF_ID=1388If you attend regular club games within the county of Donegal (league and championship – including the county final) – you could gain free admission if you purchase Club Donegal. Club Donegal is a card that enables you to enter all adult games within the county of Donegal. The card can be purchased in various ways:Adult membership + club Donegal card = 170 euroFamily membership + club Donegal card = 200 euro Family membership + 2 club Donegal cards = 330 euroThe club Donegal is a great way to save money, whilst supporting your local GAA club. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself, Susan or Carmel if you have any further queries on this.Membership is now available from the Club Registrar, Susan McGing on 0863935968Please vote for Killybegs Gaa to win a Netting Direct €6,000 make over! You can vote once every 24 hours http://a.pgtb.me/wngkxN/hbqxJ?w=31280937&e=82117753Thank you to everyone who supported the sale of the recent National Club Draw tickets in the Killybegs area. All money raised will remain within the club. The support of the local people was fantastic once again. THANK YOU.PITCH CLOSED! Pairc Eamonn O Beirne is closed for all training, matches and shooting, with NO exceptions, until further notice, due to pitch renovations! Signed – Parks CommitteeCongratulations to St.Catherine’s Voc. School U16 boys who won the small schools County Final today in Machaire Gathlán, Gweedore, by the minimum! Final score was St.Catherine’s 2-9 Colaiste Ailigh (Letterkenny) 2-8! They now go through to Ulster!! Well done lads and best of luck going forward!GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS MONTHLY MINOR BOARD MEETING THIS FRIDAY was last modified: January 27th, 2015 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:GAAKillybegsNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_img 2 Mesut Ozil throws his wrist band away in disgust 2 He will have to shake the disappointment off and prepare for Arsenal’s first pre-season game against Boreham Wood on July 14. “What went wrong for #GER?” 🤔“Mesut Ozil!” 😡Germany fans in Russia blame the Arsenal man for World Cup exit.#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/0JPQQndqmV— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 27, 2018Despite creating seven chances in the game against South Korea (the most in a single game at the tournament in Russia), the Arsenal midfielder was powerless to stop the holder’s crashing to a 2-0 defeat.The result meant they finished bottom of Group F as Sweden and Mexico progressed to the last-16, with Ozil and Sami Khedira coming in for criticism in particular by the legendary Oliver Kahn.After the game, the Arsenal man appeared to clash with sections of the German support by the tunnel and the reason for the bust-up has finally been revealed.center_img According to Germany goalkeeper coach Andreas Kopke, a fan insulted the playmaker as he tried to give his shirt to a fan.“A fan insulted him. That’s why I immediately moved Mesut away from there,” Kopke told Bild.“And I put my hand over my mouth and said: ‘he [the fan] should hold his beak.”The 29-year-old arrived in Frankfurt with the rest of his teammates on Thursday morning. Mesut Ozil was involved in a furious bust-up with his own fans after being personally insulted by a supporter.The Germany midfielder has received lots of criticism for his role in Germany’s shock exit at the group stages of the World Cup. The Arsenal man was pictured looking sheepish arriving back in his homeland last_img read more

first_imgDonegal was hit by showers of hail and sleet today as wacky weather struck the county once more.It may be the height of the summer but that didn’t stop freezing sheets of ice from falling from the sky.Donegal Daily readers from Clonmany to Convoy contacted us to say their areas were hit by showers of ice. One reader from Mindoran sent us this picture (right).And she told us “The sky went very dark and suddenly the ground began to be pelted with hailstones.“They were up to about 5 mms in diameter and the shower lasted for about fifteen minutes.“It was mad to see this kind of thing in the middle of July when we should be enjoying some of out best weather,” she said. Another reader from Dunfanaghy revealed how several parts of Horn head was covered in sheets of heavy hail.If you have any pictures of the freaky weather in your area then send them to info@donegaldaily.comWe’re just looking forward to getting the suntan lotion and shorts ready for January!    WACKY WEATHER! HAIL AND SLEET HITS DONEGAL AS SUMMER ARRIVES! was last modified: July 30th, 2012 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:donegalhailJulysleetlast_img read more