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Arturo Vidal does not shoot with Setién

first_imgVidal made his debut as a scorer in his first game of the year, Barcelona-Betis (5-2), taking advantage of the 16 minutes he played and initiating the win with the fifth goal. From here on, his offensive performance was unstoppable: he scored the second goal in the scoring before Sevilla (4-0), also the second in the victory against Valladolid (5-1) and the winning goal against Leganés (1- 2), to end up scoring the second against Alavés (4-1) and again the second in the derby (2-2).With both Valverde and Setién, his record for consecutive games as a starter this year is three. With Txingurri, he was back on track against Valladolid, Leganés and Slavia from Prague, while with Setién he managed it against Eibar, Naples and Real Madrid.Vidal still struggles to be bench meat, although he has improved with the arrival of the new coach: with Valverde he was a substitute in 14 of the 21 games he played (69%), while with Setién he has four out of ten games (40%) . Another thing is if we look at his balance complete matches: with Valverde he only played 90 minutes in 5 matches of 21 (24%) while with Setien he could only complete the one he played against Eibar at Camp Nou (10%). And it is that bad luck has also accompanied the Chilean, since an expulsion in the 89th minute against Napoli in the first leg of the knockout stage of the Champions League prevented his second game of the Setien era from ending. Arturo Vidal was leaving this season in his scoring facet. With his six goals, he was the most accomplished midfielder in the squad and the fourth player with the most goalscoring vocation, second only to attacking trident: Leo Messi (19), Luis Suárez (11) and Antoine Griezmann (8). However, this offensive drive has been frustrated since Quique Setién’s arrival on the bench. In the ten games the Cantabrian coach has led, Vidal has been drier than the Mojama. Specifically, he has added 513 blank minutes, when with Valverde he accumulated an average of somewhat every 149 minutes.That does not mean that the Chilean international has not contributed his bit in the offensive aspect -Siene has brought him closer than ever to the area-, since he has added two assists to Messi: Granada (1-0) and Eibar (5- 0). On the other hand, with Valverde he was more selfish in this facet, since in the 21 games he had played, he only gave one assist: Luis Suárez in the match against Inter Champions at the Camp Nou (2-1).last_img read more

Kim Collins to retire after World Champs

first_img Distinguished career BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, (CMC): Kim Collins said he will retire from track and field following this year’s IAAF World Championships in London. The evergreen former World sprint champion said he was proud of his longevity in the sport, but the time was now right to bring his career to an end. “I think London will be my last,” said the 41-year-old Collins. “My oldest son is now 19. The kids are growing. But it’s been great for the younger generation as it shows that if you take care of your body, you can have a long-lasting career. “I’m making sure my body is healthy, I’m eating right and getting a lot stronger in the gym which many years ago I didn’t do. My body is getting a lot stronger and more flexible which helps me perform to the best of my ability and not get injured.” Collins added: “My first appearance was in 1995 when I was on the relay. In 1997 when I came back, I had a small injury. I ended up running 21 seconds for the 100 metres. It’s the slowest 100m ever run! “I also have the slowest winning time ever run at a World Championships (10.07). And I’m the oldest man ever to medal in the 100 at the World Championships. Now I’m looking for another.” Collins, whose name adorns a thoroughfare in his home country St. Kitts & Nevis, has had a distinguished career. He has won five medals in 10 appearances at the World Championships including a gold medal in the 100 in 2003. He said there was no better place to bow out of the sport than the British capital, where fans of the sport are knowledgeable and very appreciative of good performances. “The crowd is deafening sometimes,” he said. “Especially when they announce Usain Bolt, you hear the fans screaming and shouting. It’s amazing. “That’s the thing about track and field. The fans come out to show their love and support. I personally appreciate that. When the fans come and show love and they’re rooting for you, you want to make sure you do right by them.” The World Championships are scheduled from August 4 to 13.last_img read more

AJ Mandani relishes playing in PH with family in attendance

first_imgAJ Mandani. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor AJ Mandani, playing in Philippine soil is as special as it gets.After last playing for Kia in the PBA, Mandani made his return to the Philippines as a member of the Singapore Slingers in the ASEAN Basketball League Wednesday night and he made sure his homecoming was memorable.ADVERTISEMENT Mandani drilled the dagger triple with 1:52 left in the game to give Slingers an 85-76 lead en route to the 90-80 win over Alab Pilipinas in front of a large home crowd.The 5-foot-11 guard said it’s the feeling of home that allowed him to make the shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s great man,” said Mandani. “There’s something about the environment, something about the air that just helps me make my shots.”“I knew the crowd was going to be crazy, and we knew that we didn’t want to let the atmosphere shake us up. We just had to stick together.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Djokovic seeded 14th for Australian Open, Nadal top Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson And there were other people besides Mandani’s teammates that helped him ease his nerves.Mandani’s family and girlfriend were in attendance in San Juan and so was Globalport forward Kelly Nabong.“I have my girlfriend with me, my girlfriend’s mother flew in from Canada, and I got my brother Kelly, and all my relatives from Tanay,” said Mandani. “Of course they were a factor in my inspired play. It’s just good to have family here to support.”In the two games that Mandani played in the Philippines, he has averaged 20 points on 50 percent shooting.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more


first_imgOh was the time our many sins were in multitudeOh was the moment our lost soul was redeemedOh was the instant our dark heart sought solaceOh such was the time when we felt our redemptionOh this wonderful Sunday morning he roseMajestically for mankind to live everlastinglyOh was the time the malice of man stunned GodOh was the moment our souls descended furtherOh was the instant our lives fought its true purposeOh such was the time when we felt God’s empathyOh this wonderful Sunday morning he resurrectedMarvelously to gift man infinity after deathOh was the time when we knew not the meaningsOh was the moment we dwell happily in iniquityOh was the circumstance that calls for such featOh such was it that JESUS knew that final sacrificeOh this wonderful Sunday morning promise fulfillWith grandness JESUS rose from his graveShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

E Division records increase in robbery under arms, burglary

first_img…decrease in other crimesE Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Fazil Karimbaksh has lauded efforts by ranks and the working relationship with members of the community, in achieving several successes and reductions in serious crimes in 2017.However, despite the recorded decrease in serious crime, there was an increase in robbery under arms and burglary. According to Karimbaksh, there was an increase in offences such as robbery under arms by 20 per cent and burglary by 33 per cent in 2017 so far when compared to the same period in 2016.Fazil KarimbakshOn Monday, the Divisional Commander presented the Division’s report in the presence of regional and policing officials at the Linmine Constabulary Hall in Linden. In delivering the crime and traffic statistics’ comparative figures for January 1-November 15, 2016 and January 1-November 15, 2017, Karimbaksh noted that there were major successes for 2017. For this year, he noted that there were only 50 reports of serious crime, as compared to 85 last year.According to the statistics, there was a 41.1 per cent decrease in serious crimes in 2017 as compared to a 40 per cent decrease in 2016, signalling a 1.1 per cent decrease in 2017, compared to 2016. So far, the Division has recorded one murder, which was committed on Shenika Elliot London on May 19, at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden. The Commander praised the “hard work and dedication” of Police which saw the accused, Michael London, being arrested on the same day, following intense Police cordon-and-search operations in the backlands at Moblissa, Linden Highway.There were six serious accidents in the Division so far for 2017, as compared to 12 around this time last year, a decline of 50 per cent. Overall, there was a 33.3 per cent decrease in traffic accidents.Also for 2017, Karimbaksh said, 57 persons were arrested for trafficking of narcotics totalling 41 pounds. There were six robberies, and all were solved, with eight persons being prosecuted. He further highlighted that intelligence-led operations also resulted in the recapture of Kendall Skeet and Uree Varswyck (deceased) who had escaped from the Camp Street Prison.Karimbaksh also reported that drug eradication exercises were conducted at Rockstone, Wisroc Back Road, Kwakwani, Linden Highway and the Coomacka Mines area resulting in over 15 acres of approximately 9130 cannabis plants being destroyed. Stop-and-search exercises, the Commander emphasised, were also conducted at the Mabura Police checkpoint, which resulted in the seizure of 200 grams of cocaine, 26.4 kilograms of cannabis, a .32 pistol and several rounds of matching ammunition. The Commander also indicated that four more anti-crime motorcycle patrols were introduced in the Division in 2017, along with two additional four-wheel vehicle patrols and a motor car traffic highway patrol along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

Oktay not worried by New Star away goal

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay gestures on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 9, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – Gor Mahia would have been playing Champions League group stage football this weekend, had they avoided conceding a sticky away goal in their home leg tie against Nigeria’s Lobi Stars in the first round last month.Gor won the first leg 3-1 in Nairobi, but ended up losing 2-0 in the return tie played in Enugu a week later, thus bowing out on the away goal rule. The record Kenyan champions find themselves in an almost similar situation as they travelled to Cameroon Friday morning for the return leg of their CAFG Confederations Cup play-off round against New Star de Douala in Limbe.Gor won the first leg 2-1 in Nairobi, but with a loss as slim as 1-0 in Limbe, their dream of making a second group stage appearance in the competition will be stifled.But, head coach Hassan Oktay is not worried.“I am not worried at all. I know we will go there and play good football and we can win. I believe we are going to dominate the game there. The team is coming up strongly, getting better and better. I have no worries,” the tactician said of his team’s readiness for the Sunday evening tie.Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Mustafa wheels away from New Star de Douala’s Orian Jores during their CAF Confederations Cup play-off round at the Kasarani Stadium on January 13, 2019.If Gor can avoid defeat in Cameroon, then they will guarantee themselves a slot for Monday’s group stage draw, and they are more encouraged by New Star’s poor record at home.Oktay says he expects a tough duel, but maintains his charges are focused on getting the job done.Gor picked up a healthy 4-1 win over Mount Kenya in midweek, despute the fact that he had to heavily rotate his squad and preserve most of his first team players for Sunday’s assignment. The tactician believes they are mentally and physical ready.This even as the tactician has complained of the team’s lack of good pre-season preparations and has launched a tirade against former head coach Dylan Kerr claiming he did not develop the team.“Pre-season for players is very important. It takes them through 15, 16 games but our players didn’t do pre-season. Last year’s style of training didn’t help develop the players; small sided games are not good. What the Brazilians did before was a great job, but last year they didn’t develop. They went backwards,” Oktay claimed.Former Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr gives his tam some pep talk in the dressing room during their historic SportPesa Trophy friendly match at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, United Kingdom on November 6, 2018.Despite his claims though, Gor had a hugely successful 2018 where they reached the group stages of the Confederations Cup for the first time ever and successfully defended their title with six games to spare despite a terrible fixture pile up.Gor also defended their SportPesa Super Cup title and reached the semis of the CECAFA Kagame Cup where they clinched bronze.Their pre-season wasn’t all that successful as most of their post-season was concentrated on preparing for the trip to England where they played a friendly match against Premier League side Everton FC.Just like all teams due to the transitional season, there wasn’t enough time for rest and recovery as well as a good pre-season period.At the same time, the tactician has warned striker Ephraim Guikan to work harder or risk losing his place in the team. The striker was substituted after 41 minutes against Mount Kenya and headed straight to the dressing room, a reaction that wasn’t pleasing to the Cypriot coach.“He knows he needs to work harder. One of my philosophies is that everyone has to work. We gonna talk about this, first time I saw this, we will address it and I can manage it easily, this is not a big problem for me,” the tactician stated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Martial can take inspiration from Ronaldo, says Solskjaer

first_imgMartial, who is expected to recover from a minor training injury to play at Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday, has scored 10 goals this season, although he had gone more than a month without one before striking in the 3-1 FA Cup win at Arsenal on January 25.Solskjaer, United’s caretaker-manager, witnessed Ronaldo’s transformation from raw teenager to world-class talent while at Old Trafford.The Juventus forward, who joined United from Sporting Lisbon as an 18-year-old in 2003, spent six years with the club before joining Real Madrid.Martial moved to Old Trafford from Monaco in 2015, aged 19, and has shown flashes of talent, without ever establishing himself as a consistent goalscorer.Solskjaer believes the France forward has plenty of room for improvement and has urged him to look at the way Ronaldo developed.“Cristiano was the best, the way he’s changed to now, that’s part of any player’s development,” said the interim United boss.“You’ve got to model yourself on someone and you’ve got to have more challenges ahead of you. You can’t just rely on what you do now.“I speak about my experience at this club with Cristiano and what Anthony can achieve. I talk about Cristiano’s career, what he’s made, how he’s got there.”Martial scored 17 goals in his first season with United, but has not matched that total since.He endured a difficult campaign under Jose Mourinho last season, missing out on France’s World Cup squad, and it seemed at one stage as if he might leave Old Trafford.– Martial confidence –He appears to be playing with more confidence now, and Solskjaer sees the new contract as a sign of the club’s faith in the forward.“He’s had some ups and downs at the club, he’s been top scorer, he’s been developing,” said Solskjaer.“Of course as a young lad moving abroad it’s not easy but now he knows he’s going to stay here for the coming future and I believe in him, I certainly believe in him.“He’s a fantastic finisher, with great ability. He’s young, but he’s intelligent, knows his football.”Solskjaer, a prolific striker for United between 1996 and 2007, is certain that Martial has the ability to become a 20-goal-a-season striker.“He has the capability but I’d like him to make a few more runs in behind because he doesn’t miss chances,” he said.“When he gets chances, he’s a fantastic finisher, so he needs to get more chances. That’s one of the things I keep telling him — you’ve got to read and sniff wherever there’s going to be a chance, and maybe some scruffy goals at times.”Solskjaer hopes that goalkeeper David de Gea will follow Martial in signing a new contract.“The club are working on a few players,” he said. “I don’t know how far we are, but it’s a statement from the club we want to keep our best players.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Anthony Martial has signed a new long-term deal at Manchester United © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Anthony Martial to fulfil his potential at Manchester United by following Cristiano Ronaldo’s example.United announced on Thursday that the France striker had signed a new contract that commits him to the club until at least June 2024, with the option for a further year.last_img read more

‘A cross breed of Carroll and Balotelli’ – Liverpool fans on possible new striker

first_img1 Christian Benteke Liverpool are on the verge of completing the signing of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, according to talkSPORT’s man on Merseyside.The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for the powerful Belgium international in recent weeks and our Anfield insider Graham Beecroft claims a deal is now imminent.However, due to the striker’s injury concerns, reported price tag and direct style – some believe the Reds could do better, although there are some who are excited by the transfer and have promised to get behind the 24-year-old immediately.Where do Reds fans stand? talkSPORT takes a look…last_img read more

Only a few survive

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Pilo was at his brother’s house when they felt the ground shake just before 10 a.m. “Then the landslides struck,” he recalled. “I ran out in the street, but I fell to the ground, along with my brother. There were big boulders – bigger than a house – and logs which rushed down.” The fate of loved ones was clear. “We left the bodies there because it was dangerous to stay there,” Pilo said. Survivor Dario Libatan said he believed his wife and three children were killed. “It sounded like the mountain exploded, and the whole thing crumbled,” Libatan told Manila radio DZMM. “I could not see any house standing anymore.” TV footage of the scene showed Guinsaugon was simply gone, with few signs the village of 2,500 people had ever existed. The landslide also swamped two nearby villages. Rescue workers, dwarfed by a vast brown landscape that sharply contrasted with the bright green of nearby rice paddies, were seen desperately seeking signs of life beneath three stories of mud. Sometimes they were lucky. They pulled a dazed child from the suffocating mud, then a woman. But as the day ended, only 57 survivors had been reported. “We did not find injured people,” said Ricky Estela, a crewman on a helicopter that flew a politician to the scene. “Most of them are dead and beneath the mud.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MANILA, Philippines – Eugene Pilo’s wife and children are gone. So are almost all of his friends and neighbors. In seconds, the mountain that loomed over his village took them in a rush of mud and boulders that smashed and covered everything in its path with 30 feet of earth. At least 23 people were killed, and 1,800 were missing and feared dead. “What happened was horrendous,” Pilo told GMA television Friday, hours after the landslide engulfed Guinsaugon village on Leyte Island, 420 miles southeast of Manila. “So many died. Our village is gone, everything was buried in mud. All the people are gone.” last_img read more


first_imgA funding call has gone out by a charity who has recently acquired a house in Letterkenny to treat people with Acquired Brain Injury.Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Ireland is an Organisation that provides services for victims of a Brain Injury nationwide.It started in Donegal in 2005 with the opening of a residential rehabilitation service which cares for 4 people. In 2006 the home and community rehabilitation started where they support people in their own homes with everyday things that we take for granted i.e. Washing/dressing practice, learning to read/write, community integration, shopping, cooking, social outings etc.Each person is assisted to develop their own rehabilitation plan and each plan is individual to the person.ABI run day rehabilitation groups where clients can go once a week for a couple of hours to develop their skills, the groups are very much focused on rehabilitation and they try to re-learn and adapt skills that may have been lost when the brain injury was sustained.ABI are dependant on private fundraising just like the coffee morning in The An Craoibhin, Termon on the 4th of October (11am-4pm). This will help them to expand their services within Donegal, like the development of the new Acquired Brain Injury house in Letterkenny.People that sustain or are affected by Brain Injury are quite vulnerable and rely heavily on the support of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland to be able to live life again, whether they stay in the ABI house or get care at home.It is a vital service within Donegal to many people and this is why we need to rally behind them and drum up as much support and funds as possible to aid the development of the new ABI house.FUNDING DRIVE IN PLACE FOR NEW ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY HOUSE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: September 29th, 2014 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:Acquired Brain Injurycoffee morningdonegalletterkennylast_img read more