Pre-Getafe session with the 23 available plus Ramos

first_imgThe first Real Madrid squad completed the last pre-match training against Getafe with 24 players. The injured Hazard and Asensio were the only absences of a session developed under the cold and fog surrounding the sports city of Real Madrid in Valdebebas. News Statistics Real MadridSpain Marcelo and Lucas Vázquez completed their third training with the group. The Brazilian and Galician have gradually joined the collective work this week once recovered from their ailments. Zidane will have to make five discards to make the final summoned list to face Getafe tomorrow Saturday (16:00, Movistar LaLiga) in the encounter with which Madrid closes the first round of LaLiga Santander. A call in which Sergio Ramos, who saw the fifth yellow against Athletic, will not be able to serve a penalty in the Coliseum.The white coach will concentrate his players on the afternoon of this Friday for the first game that Real Madrid will play in this 2020. Then there will be the opportunity for whites to get their first title of the season with the dispute of the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.last_img read more

Braithwaite says goodbye waiting to sign for Barça

first_imgIn sports, training has been carried out without the presence of Tarin. The defense suffered an overload last week and is still out. Cuellar has done work on the lawn apart from the rest of his teammates and is doubtful to play against Celta. In addition, Ruibal has withdrawn from the session accompanied by doctors and points to physical problems. This Wednesday has started making an act of timely presence, like the rest of the group. At 11:30 he has stepped on the lawn and has always been accompanied by the Portuguese Kevin Rodriguez, with whom he maintains one of the best relations in the locker room. Later, he has participated normally in the different works that Javier Aguirre has proposed.Smiling and without signs of nervousness. Like one more day at the office. Of course, he has gone without stretching before the rest of his teammates before the eyes of Txema Indias, the sports director of Leganés, and Felipe Moreno Pavón, the technical secretary. An hour and a quarter later he left the enclosure in his car. Martin Braithwaite has already said goodbye to the Leganés costumes, after training, waiting to close his signing for Barcelona. The Catalans rush the decision to pay their clause, between 18 and 20 million. Braithwaite arrived at about 10 a.m. at the Butarque Sports Facility and left it at about 2:18 p.m. after he was seen filling the trunk with several packages. The player has left without making statements after being the first to leave the training. In the privacy of the locker room he has said goodbye to his teammates in case the signing closed in the next few hours, but still without knowing if, indeed, it will be today the final day of his goodbye. In addition, the Danish has taken all his belongings from the locker room, which confirms his departure. In the Leganés they give up Braithwaite, but they will not move from their position of not selling the player. Either the clause is paid or there will be no option for the ram to leave Butarque. If the player finally stays at Leganés in the next few hours, Aguirre will continue with all normality, as if nothing had happened. Braithwaite is Leganés’ top scorer with six goals in the League and two in the Cup. But the roads lead to an exit … The session has been executed in full open door despite the media attention that could provoke the presence of the striker in the session. Despite this, it has not been one of the premieres with more journalists. Barely half a dozen media have attended this day, the first that Leganés prepares thinking about Saturday’s final against Celta.last_img read more

Shelter dogs take centre stage

first_imgSAO PAULO (AP):Four trained shelter dogs that once roamed the streets of Sao Paulo found themselves centre stage at the Brazil Open tournament.In an exhibition with players, Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain and Gastao Elias of Portugal, the canines Frida, Costela, Mel, and Isabelle engaged onlookers on Thursday night by picking up balls that went out of bounds. Not long ago, the same dogs had run abandoned in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city.The shelter dogs, wearing orange ribbons and trained for months, spent almost a half-hour tracking down balls often intentionally missed by the 122nd- and 140th-ranked players. Baena and Elias played for real yesterday in the ATP tournament’s quarter-finals.At the command of their trainer, Andrea Beckert, the dogs retrieved the balls with their teeth and ran off the court to their trainer. The unusual initiative was made to promote the adoption of abandoned street animals.Beckert said that the biggest difficulty was to make the animals more confident and playful.”These are dogs that were mistreated. We have to make them adapt, feel the environment, the court, the noise of the balls, and the noise of the people. Some are doing well; others are still a little scared,” she told journalists.The basic commands that the dogs learnt were “pick the ball”, “let it go”, “stay” and “come”.The organiser of the ball-dog initiative, Marli Scaramella, said that all four still live in shelters.”The idea is to show people that a well-fed and well-treated animal can be very happy. We have more than 1,000 dogs in our care,” she said.last_img read more

Region 9 children participate in Children’s Mash parade

first_imgThe streets of Lethem came alive on Friday when some 356 primary and secondary school students tramped along the main street, from the airport junction into the Lethem Wadapna Community Ground for the Region’s Children’s Mash Competition.Kumu Primary School’s float display at Region Nine’s Children’s Mashramani Float paradeEarlier that day, persons were entertained by students from the nursery level who paraded from the Republic Bank junction to the Takutu Gas Station Square. One of the organisers, Region Nine’s School Welfare Officer, Mattias Thomas told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the annual event was one of the mainstays of the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region’s Mashramani activities.The primary schools participating in this year’s event were Annai, Arapaima, St Ignatius, Parikwaranau, and Potarinau. Meanwhile, at the secondary level, Parikwaranau, Sand Creek, North Annai and St Ignatius participated.The schools competed for trophies provided by the Education Ministry and the Region’s business community. St Ignatius and Annai Nurseries took first and second place in their category. At the primary level, St Ignatius, Arapaima, Annai, and Kumu placed first, second, third and fourth respectively. In the secondary school category, St Ignatius prevailed taking the first prize while Annai came second and Sand Creek third.Other competitions are slated for the latter part of February, including a Spelling Bee and General Knowledge Quiz, Thomas stated.last_img read more

Region 2 impresses at STEAM fair

first_imgDuring the past week, students across the country ranging from nursery to secondary schools showcased numerous projects which captivated fellow students and onlookers as part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) fair. Students of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were not left out as they presented a series of witty projects at the biennial event.The competition which was held at the Cotton Field Secondary School on March 7 and 8, garnered participation from 26 schools resulting in excess of 50 projects being presented. The event which was held under the theme ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics; Paving the way for a green and sustainable society’ was declared open by Regional Chairman of Region Two, Devanand Ramdatt. Many of the projects focused on sustainable development, oil and gas, and promoting a greener society.Students from Region Two highlighting the sections of a rice factoryAmongst the impressive presentations was Abram Zuil Secondary which showcased a neem, garlic and pepper project, and Wakapoa Secondary innovated a way to rid the Pomeroon River of debris. Abram Zuil’s neem, garlic and pepper project was aimed at eradicating pest infestations and reducing air, water and land pollution. Meanwhile, Wakapoa Secondary, which is located in the Pomeroon riverine area, opted to work on a project that hits close to home. The inventive students have thought up a way to systematically clean the Pomeroon River and by extension any river in the country. Students noted that they selected this project due to the massive amounts of pollution in the river, causing it to be clogged on occasions. The ‘Marine cleaner’ is powered by a renewable energy source.Lima Nursery came out on top of the Nursery category, while CV Nunes took away the first prize in the Primary category for their Mathematics project. In the Secondary category, Anna Regina Multilateral, Abram Zuil Secondary and Wakapoa Secondary copped the top spots. There was also an open category in which Essequibo Technical Institute presented two projects.Speaking with the Coordinator of the event, Deodat Singh, Guyana Times was told that the fair ran smoothly and was a success. “Yes, it was a success. The theme was paving the way for a green society and all our projects were focused on the theme,” Singh stated. The enthusiastic man highlighted that he was very proud of the work that the students in the region had done, noting that they are ready and rearing to journey to Georgetown for the National STEAM Competition in April. “We are ready; we are hoping to take at least 10 projects to Georgetown for the national competition.”As a part of the STEAM fair, the Suddie Public Hospital hosted what Singh described as a ‘mini career fair’.Aside from services such as blood pressure and weight checks, patrons were able to donate blood on site and students had access to a wealth of information on Science related careers.last_img read more

Pogba urged to carry on WCup form to UTD

first_imgUnited’s record £89millon signing demonstrated his full potential in the World Cup by helping France to glory in Russia with a series of dominant performances.But Mourinho believes Pogba now needs to concentrate on what he can offer United, and claims the World Cup proved what he can achieve when he focuses on football.READ: Jose Mourinho challenges Paul Pogba to recreate World Cup form with Manchester United: ‘It’s not about us getting the best out of him, it’s about him giving the best he has to give’Paul Pogba with his Manchester manager Jose MourinhoSome at United feel that the former Juventus star becomes too preoccupied with social media and his liking for flamboyant haircuts and dance moves.“I don’t think it’s about us getting the best out of him, it’s about him giving the best he has to give,” Mourinho told ESPN.“I think the World Cup is the perfect habitat for a player like him to give the best. Why? Because it’s closed for a month, where he can only think about football. Where he’s with his team on the training camp, completely isolated from the external world, where they focus just on football, where the dimensions of the game can only motivate.”Pogba celebrates his second goal to inspire an famous Man Utd fightback.“During a season, you can have a big match then a smaller match, then one even smaller, then you can lose your focus, you can lose your concentration, then comes a big match again. In the World Cup, the direction of the emotion, of the responsibility, of the big decisions is always growing up. You are in the group phase, you go to the last 16, to the quarterfinals, to the semi-finals, to the finals.”“This feeds the motivation. This feeds the concentration of a player. So I think it was the perfect environment for him. At the same time, I think players in the World Cup, they really feel that extra commitment with a country, with the people, that extra responsibility that makes them – by the emotional point of view – to be sometimes even over-committed.”“So they play for the team, and only for the team, and the team is the most important thing, and they do everything to try to succeed. So I think it’s the perfect environment for a talented player like him to focus, to full focus on the job.”–By Daily Mail- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba World Cup winner. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdon, July 24 – Jose Mourinho has told Paul Pogba to focus on what he can give to Manchester United, not the other way around.Pogba was known to want a free role in Mourinho’s team on the left-hand side of a 4-3-3 formation last season as the relationship between the two men grew strained.last_img read more

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston’s foul-mouthed rant at fan disclosed by the FA

first_img Bloomfield Road The full details of Karl Oyston’s foul-mouthed text exchange with a supporter were disclosed by the Football Association on Friday, with a spokesperson for a disability charity describing the language the Blackpool chairman used as “shocking”.Earlier this month the FA punished Oyston with a suspended six-week ban – due to begin on July 8 – fined him £40,000 and ordered him to take an education course following the abusive comments he made to supporter Stephen Smith in a text message conversation back in November.On Friday the written reasons for Oyston’s charges were made public by the governing body, along with the messages which landed the 47-year-old in hot water.They included: “Well I am doing pretty well for someone so clueless. You on the other hand clearly haven’t a lot of any worth in your life so take to sending retarded texts to people you don’t know judging them …“… Sorry your life is so s*** but that’s only your fault not mine. Enjoy the rest of your special needs day out.“Are you sure we have met, I would have remembered such a massive retard. Business is great thanks and awash with money…“… Impossible to have a meaningful conversation with such a f*ctard as you. The day you ever advise me about anything other than paint colour will not come.“I do ask for help just not from an intellectual cripple like you. When and if I need it. You are hilariously stupid as your type always are. Done f*** all, got f*** all, full of ideas how other people should spend their money. Get real you thick t***.”Oyston admitted five breaches of FA rules and apologised for the messages in the unseemly exchange. 1last_img read more

Stoke 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners reclaim top spot but miss the chance to take a two-point lead

first_img Stoke 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners return to the top but miss the chance to take a two-point lead Arsenal squandered the chance to move two points clear at the top of the Premier League when they drew 0-0 at Stoke.With all that said it was a good point at the Britannia, considering it is a ground where they have had little luck in previous years, but Arsene Wenger may see it as a failure to capitalise on a good chance to edge ahead of Claudio Ranieri’s second-placed Leicester.Goalkeepers Jack Butland and Petr Cech were the star players, as they made excellent saves at both ends to ensure clean sheets for their team.The point did see the visitors return to the top on goal difference, while Stoke remain seventh.The Potters were without one of their star men in the form of summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri (hamstring), while Arsenal were dealt a cruel blow as Mesut Ozil was missing with a foot problem.  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaced the German assister, with new signing Mohamed Elneny taking a place on the bench.With the Foxes dropping points in the Midlands derby at strugglers Aston Villa, Wenger’s men will have known the task at hand – to take advantage of this season’s surprise side dropping points.That task was not so easy as they were up at a ground where they have not enjoyed recent trips.Since the Potters were promoted to the Premier League in 2008, Arsenal have won just one of eight matches in all competitions in Staffordshire, with that solitary success coming in February 2010.Mark Hughes’ men started the livelier of the two, with few chances for either side in the opening quarter. Marko Arnautovic blasted over after shooting on the turn, while Dutchman Ibrahim Afellay soon slid an 18-yard shot past Petr Cech’s post.The best chance of the half fell for the north Londoners though, when the ball was laid on a plate for Olivier Giroud on the right of the box. The Frenchman opened up his body and tried to shape a left-footed effort into the far corner and England’s deputy Jack Butland reacted brilliantly to get a palm to the ball.The 22-year-old shot-stopper made another superb save to deny Oxlade-Chamberlain minutes later, tipping the midfielder’s curling effort over the crossbar.Arnautovic should have got a head to the ball as Glen Johnson’s powerful cross fizzed across the face of goal and City were thankful early in the second half as Butland was on hand again.With the Gunners pressing for an opener within minutes of the restart, Aaron Ramsey’s corner was headed towards goal and Butland was ever-present to get the ball away from danger again.Arsenal desperately claimed for a penalty when Philipp Wollscheid dragged the on-running Theo Walcott back, but referee Craig Pawson waved away their appeals.As the game opened up, Cech made a stunning double save to deny Joselu before Bojan Krkic attempted to follow up from a tight angle.Stoke grew into the contest and Wenger made the first move, introducing Alex Iwobi in place of Walcott.Few shots were spurned in the final 15 minutes as Hughes’ men battled on.Glenn Whelan had a long-range shot cleared en route to goal late on and Nacho Monreal cleared the ball off the line minutes later.It was a tale of two solid goalkeeping performances as Stoke settled for a hard-earned point against the league leaders. 1last_img read more

Portugal v Morocco: Preview, line-ups and radio commentary

first_img Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Spain on Friday 2 Portugal will look to Cristiano Ronaldo to produce another scintillating World Cup performance when they face Morocco in Group B at Wednesday lunchtime.The Real Madrid superstar was on fire in his team’s opening clash, firing a hat-trick in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain. 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada Morocco are fighting to keep their World Cup dream alive, however, and will be no pushovers.They lost their opening game against Iran 1-0 after an own goal from substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz in injury time.When is Portugal v Morocco?The match will take place on Wednesday, June 20th and will kick off at 1pm UK time.The match will be at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, which hosted the opening ceremony and has a capacity of 81,000.How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT. Morocco lost their opening match against Iran center_img UNITED ‘THEY FAILED’ German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit Latest World Cup News 2 Who are the key players?No one but Cristiano Ronaldo could be named Portugal’s key player, even though the nation’s greatest ever international success – winning the Euro 2016 final – occurred with him on the pitch for just 25 minutes.Santos’ cautious approach means Ronaldo must take on a majority of Selecao’s attacking play, and goals will be hard to come by if he is not playing.He netted 15 times in qualifying, almost 50 per cent of Portugal’s entire goal haul, and scored all three goals in the dramatic draw against Spain in their opening game of the World Cup.For Morocco, Netherlands-born Hakim Ziyech caused a stir when he declared he would represent Morocco despite playing for the Dutch at every youth level from Under-19 up.The playmaker made the decision in 2015, and he has since won 19 caps and scored an impressive eight goals in that time frame.The 25-year-old is one of the best attacking players in the Eredivise, and the 15 assists he recorded in 2017/18 made him the league’s top creator for the season.Formerly of Heerenveen then Twente, Ziyech has played for Ajax since the summer of 2016, but his form has seen him linked with a move to one of Europe’s bigger leagues.Ziyech has not always got on well with Morocco boss Renard, and he declared he would never play for the coach again after a bust-up concerning selection for the AFCON.However, the two patched up their relationship and Ziyech is a shoo-in to start in Russia, though he is generally selected out wide rather than in the central position he plays for Ajax.What’s the team news?Portugal XI: Rui Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; Moutinho, William Carvalho, Joao Mario; Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, GuedesSubstitutes: To follow…Morocco XI: El Kajoui; Hakimi, Da Costa, Benatia, Dirar; Ziyech, El Ahmadi, Belhanda, Boussoufa, N. Ambrabat; BoutaibSubstitutes: To follow…last_img read more


first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: At least two gangs of travelling burglars are operating again in Co Donegal after daylight raids today.A woman had her home ransacked by thieves in Ballyarr, 2kms from Ramelton, shortly after 9am while she was in the town.A neighbour raised the alarm after spotting one of the thieves exiting the house via a window. Money and a number of personal items were taken. The incident in Ballyarr is a few hundreds metres from woods where a teenage girl was punched by a hooded man three weeks ago.A car registration and make was taken and passed to Gardaí.Around an hour later two homes in Castlefinn were targeted.Again they were broken into and items of jewellery and money was taken. Gardaí are once again appealing to home and business owners to step up security around their properties. COMMUNITY ALERT: BURGLARS IN DAYLIGHT RAIDS ON HOMES IN RAMELTON AND CASTLEFINN was last modified: June 27th, 2014 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:BallyarrburglarscastlefinnraidsRameltonlast_img read more