Oblak: “We are desperate; we made a complete game”

first_imgOblak, captain of Atlético, attended the microphone of Movistar to assess the final of the Super Cup:What feeling does this defeat leave?Well, we are desperate. We have lost by penalties, we have made a complete match, that we could win during the 90 minutes but it did not come out and in the lottery of the penalties they have scored and we have not. You have to raise your head and be positive.How have you lived the 120 minutes of the encounter?In the first part we were controlling well, there were moments when we were pressured and have had more possession, but against it we were dangerous and, as I said, although we have not had many very clear occasions, we were close and we have little left to mark a goal.The penalties. You study them, you look at them, they work but the throwing player decides where and by bad luck they have scored and we fail two. It’s football, it’s a lottery and we haven’t had a fortune.The red of Valverde. Do you understand her?It is difficult to comment. It is not nice to see it, but it has done so that we do not mark. It is a trick of light red, he has decided so and we did not have that occasion that we could have had.Have you congratulated Courtois?I congratulated Courtois and everyone. We are disappointed and have wanted to win, but unfortunately we were not lucky enough.Will it affect this defeat?Should not. It is losing by penalties, not that we have made a bad game. It has been good, like Barça, very good sections, others less … You have to take those moments and think that there are three more titles.last_img read more

G. Bassa Community College May Collapse, If…

first_imgThe Grand Bassa Community College, the only hope for higher learning in the county, is said to be on the verge of collapse if the numerous problems hindering its existence are not addressed.The president of the college, Dr. Levi B. Zangai, confirmed and sounded an SOS call for a remedy to the problems when he spoke at a special faculty and student assembly last week at the Bassa High School Auditorium in Buchanan.Dr. Zangai named the problems as the lack of adequate support and scholarships for training more professors in the priority areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), Nursing, TVET, ICT, Teachers’ Education, Business and Entrepreneurship.Other problems cited by Dr. Zangai include the lack of collaborating partnership with other colleges and universities and the absence of a science building, science laboratories, computer labs, Internet services and equipment.The lack of equipment for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and equipment for the new buildings on GBCC’s Paynesberry Campus outside Buchanan City were also outlined as some of the problems. He disclosed that the lack of solar energy electrification for the Paynesberry Campus, buses to transport students, faculty, staff and visiting professors to the Campus were also a hindrance to the proper functioning of the institution.Dr. Zangai named the rest of the problems as the lack of housing facilities, residential halls for students, faculty, visiting professors and buildings for Gender Studies and a Women’s Resource Center, text and library books, e-books and other instructional materials.He added that any building(s) constructed by a company or individuals on the Paynesberry Campus will be named in honor of that donor.During the colorful program, Dr. Zangai appealed to the South African Government through its Ambassador, H.E. Masilo E. Mabeta, for potential capacity building-partnerships between GBCC and South African Colleges and universities, and the provision of scholarships for GBCC’s graduates and faculty to study in South African universities and colleges.He also appealed to the South African Government to help solve some of GBCC’s problems so it can provide excellent academic and vocational education for the students to become resourceful and enable them to contribute their collective and individual quota towards the socio-economic and infrastructural development of post-war Liberia. He said 1240 students are enrolled at the college.Ambassador and Mrs. Mabeta were gowned and presented gifts by the co-chair of the Board of Trustees of GBCC, Rev. Nelly W. Wright,  on behalf of the college as tokens of the Ambassador’s dignity and services in Liberia and for their visit to the college.Responding, Ambassador Mabeta commended GBCC family for the rousing reception accorded him and his wife.He promised to respond to the appeal after studying it thoroughly.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Top Cop revokes licence for Saddiqi Rasul’s security company

first_imgTop Cop Seelall Persaud has written to embattled gold dealer, Saddiqi Rasul informing him that the licence of his security company has been revoked with effect from June 30, 2017.The business, which is located at Lot 23 Gordon Street, Kitty, Georgetown, hasTop Cop Seelall Persaudbeen in existence for a number of years and has allegedly provided security services to several mining companies but more so, to provide protection for Rasul himself, who is presently on bail following his arraignment on several counts of fraud committed on the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI).In a letter addressed to Rasul and dated June 23, 2017, the Top Cop ordered that the businessman hand over to the Guyana Police Force all the weapons owned by the security company. Guyana Times understands these amounted to 45 high-powered rifles.The letter also instructed Rasul to inform his clients of the licence revocation and urged that members of the firm desist from wearing the uniform.In addition, the security firm was ordered to cease the training of personnel and to desist from using any logo that may have been associated with the security company.When contacted, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud confirmed that he hadSaddiqi Rasulwritten to Rasul informing him of the revocation of the licence and more so, instructed him via letter that he had up to June 30 to hand over all weapons and ammunition to the Force.Persaud further stated that he had also written to A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Marlon Chapman to follow through with the order. However, the Top Cop was unable to verify whether or not Rasul was in compliance with the letter and promised to check on the status of the issue.When contacted, Chapman told Guyana Times that he was not aware of any attempts to revoke the license of Saddiqi Rasul Security Company and at no point in time was he instructed to sieze any fireman and ammunition belonging to the embattled businessman.However, in a letter seen by this newspaper addressed to the Commander, it instructed that the letter informing Rasul of intention to revoke his licence be delivered and when that is done, the Commander is to make sure that all properties issued to him be handed over by June 30.Sources told this newspaper that Rasul has not compiled with the letter. The source also explained that members of the security firm only protect Rasul.Rasul, of Prashad Nagar, Greater Georgetown and of First Avenue, Bartica, the owner of SSS Minerals Trading Inc, had allegedly deposited six cheques in the bank between March 21 and 24, 2017. The cheques were for the sums of $290 million, $96 million, $138 million, $89 million, $298 million and $45 million. He was charged and placed on $6 million bail. However, the Bank Manager reportedly colluded with Rasul to change the cheques before clearing them with Citizens Bank, from where they had allegedly originated.As investigations continued into the alleged fraud committed by Rasul, a search was conducted at the Sandy Babb Street, Kitty home of his close associate, and it was reported that after several hours of search, SOCU agents removed from those premises three CBR motorcycles, a Jet ski and a bag containing a quantity of ammunition. Prior to that raid, a black 2013 Hilux belonging to Rasul was seized by SOCU after it was discovered it bore false number plates. It is believed that the vehicle was imported from Brazil without the necessary paperwork and taxes paid.Days after the vehicle was seized, GRA officials swooped down on another of Rasul’s locations and found a fully armoured vehicle that was not registered with the Revenue Authority.last_img read more

Malin U16’s face Termon in Division Two semi-final

first_imgMalin GAA News: Mr & MrsWe are delighted to announce that we are SOLD OUT for our Mr & Mrs Event on Saturday 29th October. We would like to wish our couples and all involved the very best of luck (they’re going to need it). Reminder doors open at 8.30pm and the show starts at 9pm SHARP. The event is SOLD OUT and entry will be by ticket ONLY, there will be NO paid admission option on the door. NO TICKET NO ENTRY! There is limited seating, so we advise you to come early to avoid disappointment. We hope you all enjoy what is a bit of craic and light entertainment and a great little fundraiser for our Club. Malin minorsMalin lost out in the division 3 county final against Glenfin on a scoreline of Malin 2-06 Glenfin 1-13. Patrick Collins had to deal with the absence of Tiarnan Stephens, who had been injured in the semi-final and their cause was dealt a further blow with the black card given to Joseph Doherty on the stroke of halftime. Patrick and his backroom team of Terence McLaughlin, Paul Gallagher, Martin Conlan and Colleen Feeney deserve great credit getting this far with the team and the work done this year has already seen Ryan Doherty and Connor McColgan play for the seniors and no doubt many more will follow. Glenfin took the lead with a point before Malin got their first goal when Connor McColgan scored. Glenfin replied with a pointed free from Stephen Carr. Josh Conlan then got Malin’s second goal after a good team move up the field saw Conor Bambrick pass across the square and Conlan coolly slotted low into the goal. Oisin McGonagle then drove over for Malin after a great ball in from Ciaran Doherty. Karl McGlynn hit a score from the left in reply. Glenfin then had a great spell hitting three points and a goal just before the break, Carr hit a second free, Matthew McGinley scored a free and burly full forward Adam Marley swung over before they hit a fortunate goal. Carr’s angled free dropped just below the bar and the Malin keeper did well to keep it out onto the bar but it rebounded back kindly for Karl McGlynn who was on hand to palm it in from close range, which left the halftime score Malin 2-01 Glenfin 1-06. Malin were dealt a further blow before halftime with the black card awarded against Joseph Doherty (PM). Glenfin opened the second half scoring with Matthew McGinley before Malin hit four scores without reply to move ahead, Connor McColgan hit over from 30 yards, Ciaran Doherty put over a 45′ and Conor McGeogeghan hit over a free before Doherty hit an excellent score from the outside of the boot out on the right. Glenfin came back again with a free from Carr and the same player hit a good score down the left hand side from play to edge ahead. Glenfin then pushed for home with Stephen Carr to the fore, he scored from play after working a short 45′ and he hit another free as well as a free from McGinley, which had been moved in for dissent. Conor McGeogeghan’s lobbed effort into the square to try and rescue a Malin goal went all the way over and it was left to Adam Marley to swing over the final point and win it for Glenfin on a scoreline of Malin 2-06 Glenfin 1-13. The minor management would like to thank the players for their effort, commitment and dedication throughout the year.Malin team and scorers: Ronan Lafferty, Robert Boggs, Cormac Cullinan, Conor Kelly, Conor Quigley, Ryan Doherty, Connor McColgan (1-01), Conor Bambrick, Ciaran Doherty (0-02), Oisin McGonagle (1-01), Joseph Doherty, Conor McGeogeghan (0-02), Josh Conlan (1-00), Joseph Doherty (PM), and Conor Gallagher. Subs used Seán O’Neill for Joseph Doherty (PM)(halftime- black card), Seán Byrne for Robert Boggs (42 mins), Matthew Mullarkey for Conor Bambrick (55mins) and Kealan White for Ciaran Doherty (60 mins). Glenfin team and scorers: Luke Reder, Darren Marley, Shane O’Donnell, Jack Marley, Odhran McGlynn, Thomas Walsh, Keelan McMonagle, Stephen Carr (0-06), Karl McGlynn (1-01), Kyle O’Meara, Matthew McGinley (0-04), Kaine McGlynn, John Harkin, Adam Marley (0-02) and Charlie Herron. Subs used: Martin Doherty for John Harkin (35 mins), Jason Gallagher for Charlie Heron (35 mins).UnderageThe boys under 16’s play Termon in Buncrana on Tuesday night in the Northern Board Division 2 semi-final. The Sean Farren and Packie McGonagle parish leagues started on Sunday with about 100 children playing and these leagues will continue for another two weeks. The boys under 6 training continues every Sunday at 10:00-11:00am, new members welcome. The under 12 girls continue training every Wednesday  from 4:00 – 5:00pm, All girls are reminded to bring runners, football boots, €2 and a gum shield, new members welcome. There will be no training for the girls under 6, 8 and 10 teams this weekend because of the Bank holiday weekend.Club Pool RoomThe pool room is now open every Saturday and Sunday evenings from 8:00pm to 11:00pm in the clubhouse for anyone looking to play a game of pool.Irish Dancing There will be Irish dancing lessons upstairs in the clubhouse every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:15pm and every Friday 4:00 to 5:30 for boys and girls from age 3 and upwards. All beginners welcome, competitive and non-competitive dancers. Contact Donna for more details 0862615755.Club ShopOur Club Shop is open every Saturday from 12.00pm to 2pm and Sunday from 11.20am to 2pm or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242. The shop stocks a great range of in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, gear bags and much more club merchandise. The club facebook page has a picture of some of the many items available along with a pricelist.Malin U16’s face Termon in Division Two semi-final was last modified: October 24th, 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:GAAMalinSportlast_img read more

40 win Princess ‘escape’ cruises

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Princess Cruises has awarded 40 people from across the nation free cruises in the “Help Someone Escape Completely” contest, which drew entries from more than 12,000 who nominated someone they believe deserves some rest and relaxation, the company said Monday. The contest was inspired by a national consumer survey commissioned by the Valencia-based cruise line to mark its 40th anniversary in May. It sought opinions about people’s need to “escape,” officials said. It found that homemakers, nurses and teachers are among the most overworked professions in America. For the contest, respondents were asked to nominate people they felt most deserved a getaway. The prize is a seven-night cruise vacation for two to the Caribbean or Mexican Rivera. “Naturally, teachers, nurses and homemakers factored prominently among the winners, but the heartening, and sometimes heart-wrenching, stories of dozens of selfless individuals kept entry-readers enthralled,” Jan Swartz, senior vice president of customer service and sales, said in a statement. “The contest gave us an opportunity to recognize some truly remarkable individuals.” The 40 winners came from around the United States in professions ranging from law and law enforcement to medicine and social work. Gavin MacLeod, who played Capt. Stubing on the television classic “The Love Boat,” was on deck to surprise the winners at their homes. The company’s ships were featured in the 1970s series about a luxury cruise ship and its crew and passengers. Princess Cruises, a part of Carnival Corp., operates a fleet of 14 modern ships, with sailings to all seven continents.last_img read more


first_imgCllr. Dessie Larkin said he would take part in feeder events at a possible Letterkenny Marathon, but his “football knees” wouldn’t manage a full race.The Fianna Fail councillor proposed a motion last night at Letterkenny Town Council’s monthly meeting to stage a marathon in Letterkenny in 2014.Cllr. Larkin said he would definitely like to take part in other smaller events that might go along with the marathon, like a 5k or 10k. There were over 2,000 participants in Derry’s Walled City Marathon, because it was so close by, a large number of runners were from Donegal.The tourist attraction and facilities are already present in Letterkenny, Cllr. Larkin stated. The expertise of Letterkenny Athletic Club could help with the planning, and the town’s hotels are of a high standard to cope with the crowds.Cllr. Gerry McMonagle recognised the importance of sponsorship for a possible marathon. He said that the logistics that need to be worked out may take longer than a year. Such a race would involve a year-long commitment for participants also, he said. A half-marathon could be a more achievable event.Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh said there may be an opportunity to involve The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital, as the recent flooding disaster had national coverage. Cllr. Larkin told Donegal Daily that he believes that this could be Letterkenny’s iconic event, the enthusiasm for running is prevalent in the town at the moment.The area has some of the most beautiful scenery for such an event, such as Glenveagh Castle or Gartan Lake. It would be most apt for it to end at the Danny McDaid athletics track, because of his Olymipc success in running, Cllr. Larkin said.He acknowledged that it would be a top priority not to interfere with the Rockhill 10K. The organisers  of the 10K would be vital in providing expertise on how to plan such an event.The national marathon calendar would need to be looked at to see if there is a suitable date that Letterkenny could cater for.By Rachel McLaughlin FOOTBALL KNEES WILL BLOCK MY MARATHON EFFORTS – COUNCILLOR was last modified: September 10th, 2013 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:athleticsletterkennyLetterkenny Town Council meetingMarathonlast_img read more

Building, whaling and drawing in Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter for Heritage Week

first_imgLetterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter has been one of the most innovative and exciting projects launched in Donegal in recent years.It has proved a runaway success in that after years of neglect the town’s historic Church Lane is now not only buzzing with new businesses but there is also a marked increase in visitor numbers.As part of their events for Heritage Week, the Cathedral Quarter team has announced they will be holding a Traditional Buildings Skills project, a talk on whales and dolphins that visit our native shores, and a drawing course with a difference. All three aim to be both informative and enjoyable! With many of the buildings on the Church Lane more than 100 years old it is hardly surprising that there is great interest in preserving the traditional building skills.With this in mind Sean Brogan, of Tir Conaill Conservations, will be leading the traditional building skills Training days on two successive Saturdays, the 18th and 25th of August between 10 am and 2pmCathedral Quarter Secretary, Donnan Harvey, explains that he sees these Traditional Building Skills Training Days as an integral part of Heritage Week, and a great opportunity to educate whilst implementing the Conservation Plan.He commented: “We are building upon the success of last year workshops and introducing new skills. In the first of the training days, weather permitting, Sean will be demonstrating the repair of an old stone wall outside No. 2 Church Lane. On the second training day, he will lead participants as the set about restructuring a traditional outside drain and restore a sash window.” This event is free and everyone is welcome to come along.In recent years Donegal has hit the headlines as a place rich in marine life. Images of whales and dolphins off Malin Head have gone viral on social media. The odd thing is that few of us know anything about the wonderful creatures who visit our shores, or how our lives and actions affect the ocean.If you want to learn more why not go along to ‘A Talk on Whales and Dolphins’ at Dillon’s Hotel on Letterkenny’s Main Street on Sunday, August 26. It will be held for an hour, between 11 am -12noon.What should prove a fascinating talk will be given by leading marine biology expert Michael Marrinan. Admission is free.John D Ruddy is an artist, actor, YouTuber and author of the Manny Man Does History series. He’s a man of many talents and loves to share them. He will be giving a drawing workshop based on his illustration style of Manny Man.Through the drawing of an historic battle participants can explore the details of the history and the weapons used. It’s a great way of bringing the past to life. This workshop, which should prove a great way to spend an afternoon, will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd in Dillon’s Hotel from 2pm til 3.30pm.Bookings are advised. Adult: €5. Child: €2. Family: €10If you wish to check out what’s happening at the Cathedral Quarter check out their Facebook page facebook.com/LkennyCathedralQuarter/ and twitter.com/LkennyCathQtrBuilding, whaling and drawing in Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter for Heritage Week was last modified: August 11th, 2018 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:Cathedral QuarterHeritage Weekletterkennylast_img read more

Live updates: 49ers beat Panthers 51-13 to stay undefeated

first_imgGAME ESSENTIALS: 49ers (6-0) vs. Panthers (4-2) at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. (PT)TV: Fox-TV (Ch. 2), Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), Jennifer Hale (reporter).ODDS: 49ers -5.5 (opened at 49ers -6). OVER/UNDER: 41.5 (opened at 41.5). Follow along Sunday at 1:05 p.m. for in-game insights and analysis when the 6-0 49ers take on the Cam Newton-less Carolina Panthers at Levi’s. SERIES: Panthers lead all-time series 13-8. LAST MEETING: …last_img

Favorites to win, PH triathletes reminded not to be complacent

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alcantara eyes revenge, men’s doubles gold vs Thai twins LATEST STORIES Nikko Huelgas.KUALA LUMPUR — Let’s not get over confident.That’s the stern reminder of triathlon top boss Tom Carrasco to the four Filipino triathletes who will try to retain the country’s double golds Monday in Putrajaya.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Last SEA Games’ champions Nikko Huelgas and Ma. Claire Adorna will once again suit up along with John Leerams Chicano and Marion Kim Mangrobang, who won silver in 2015.“We are the favorites, everything is looking good, but I told the players, let’s not put our guards down,” said Carrasco after a lunch meeting with his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingField reports said the waters of Putrajaya is 31 degrees, which is hotter than usual.“We need to get used to it, so they had a swimming work out today (Saturday),” Carrasco added.center_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Huelgas and Chicano have been competing and training in Johore Bahru since June 29 and getting acclimatised should not be a big problem to them.Carrasco said the pair competed in Palembang, Indonesia and finished five minutes ahead of the Indonesians.Adorna and Mangrobang have been training in Portugal and competing around Europe, according to Carrasco.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Liverpool F.C. set to avoid sanction over Virgil Van Dijk approach

first_imgLiverpool F.C. ended their interest in the Dutch centre back and publicly apologised to Southampton F.C. earlier this month after British media reported that the south coast club had complained to the Premier League about their attempt to sign him.Both the Times and the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday that the league had conducted a preliminary investigation into the dispute and concluded there was not enough evidence to launch formal disciplinary proceedings.The Premier League declined to comment on the matter, but a source told Reuters that the situation was unlikely to change given that no new information has come to light.Strict rules govern transfers, with clubs able to negotiate terms with players only if they are out of contract or once a fee has been agreed with the seller. The laws also govern indirect approaches via an intermediary.Southampton F.C. have consistently said they do not intend to sell Van Dijk, who joined from Celtic for 13 million pounds (16.57 million U.S. Dollars) in September 2015 and signed a new six-year contract in 2016.The south coast club’s complaint was made after British media reported that the player had told Liverpool F.C. manager Juergen Klopp’s side he wanted to join his team.Liverpool F.C. have regularly plundered Southampton F.C. over recent seasons with former Saints players Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Sadio Mane and Nathaniel Clyne all currently playing at Anfield.The Merseyside club have already fallen foul of transfer rules this year and were banned in April from signing Academy players from other English clubs for two years after an illegal approach for a 12-year-old attached to Stoke City F.C.advertisementlast_img read more