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Alcacer shines in Messi’s 600th game for Barcelona

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Defending champion Real Madrid, 11 points behind Barcelona in fourth place, hosts Las Palmas on Sunday.LATE TRIUMPHAtletico Madrid avoided another poor result with a hard-fought win against Deportivo thanks to Thomas Partey’s late free kick.Atletico’s second win in nine matches ended a streak of three consecutive 1-1 draws in the league and Copa del Rey.“We knew how to suffer,” said Partey, who also scored on Tuesday in the draw with Qarabag in the Champions League. “In the end we deserved these three points. This win will give us a boost.”The victory at Riazor Stadium moved Atletico to four points behind Valencia.It was the sixth loss for Deportivo, which stayed in 16th place.WINNING STREAKValencia’s attack keeps impressing, having outscored opponents 28-8 in its run of eight straight wins in all competitions.“We are not getting too excited, we know it’s difficult to maintain this,” Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia said. Messi attracted a little extra attention by becoming the third Barcelona player to reach the 600-match milestone, behind captain Andres Iniesta (643) and Xavi Hernandez (767).Meanwhile, Alcacer, who hadn’t been getting much playing time, scored the winner by redirecting a right-side cross by Ivan Rakitic on a rainy night at Camp Nou.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We have to take advantage of the chances we get as a starter,” Alcacer said. “I got my chance.”He opened the scoring from inside the area after a long pass by Luis Suarez from near the midfield line in the first half. Dani Parejo scored the first against Leganes from a free kick, Rodrigo added a header in the second, and Santi Mina converted a late penalty.Italian striker Simone Zaza, who entered the game at Mestalla Stadium with eight goals in six games, was visibly upset when he was substituted near the end. He refused to greet his teammates or coach Garcia and went straight into the locker room. Zaza has nine goals for the season, three fewer than league-leader Lionel Messi.“He wanted to play 90 minutes and got upset, but we already talked about it,” Garcia said.Leganes, in its second season in the first division, had won three of its last five league games. It is eighth in the standings.HOME VICTORYAlaves beat Espanyol 1-0 for its first home win of the season.Christian Santos scored the winner one minute into the match, ending Alaves’ five-game losing streak at Mendizorroza Stadium.Espanyol played a man down from the 39th because of a red card to defender Mario Hermoso. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FC Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer, right, celebrates after scoring with his teammate Lionel Messi during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. APMADRID — On the day Lionel Messi played his 600th match for Barcelona, Paco Alcacer got the job done for the Spanish league leaders, scoring in each half to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Barcelona’s 10th win in 11 matches kept the Catalan club four points in front of Valencia, which defeated Leganes for its seventh straight league victory.ADVERTISEMENT Alcacer had scored only once in five games this season.“I hope they will help give him more confidence,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.Guido Pizarro equalized for fifth-place Sevilla early in the second half with a firm header that bounced in front of the goal.Messi, who made his club debut in 2004, had an average night by his standards. He had a goal called off for offside, and was uncommonly issued a yellow card in injury time.Third-place Atletico Madrid, eight points off the lead, needed an injury-time goal to earn a win at Deportivo La Coruna 1-0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Email concerning Northern Gateway obtained through FOI ‘suspicious’, says local First Nation

first_img“When people are talking to me about conspiracy theories about Canada is going to push this thing through, with or without us – it didn’t matter, I didn’t want to believe that but now I’m starting to think, ‘maybe there is some truth to that,’” says Chief Sam.The group now claim to have proof federal authorities knew the review process of the project was flawed and approved it anyway.“We could have used this to confirm what we’ve been saying for the past four years – that Canada’s process is nowhere near what the courts have been saying should be in place,” explains Chief Sam.- Advertisement -He says e-mails obtained through a freedom of information request show concerns raised by Environment Canada employees about the consultation process being seriously flawed were ignored.“Their staff people, they’re tasked with doing the actual on-the-ground work are telling them, ‘Look, we don’t think this is right – we think there’s going to be problems here,” says Chief Sam.The pipeline opponents are still hoping they can introduce the four-year-old documents in a pending court battle this October, but the Chief concedes that may not be the case.Advertisement It received federal government approval last June, albeit subject to more than 200 conditions, as recommended by the National Energy Board’s Join Review Panel.At that time, Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer issued a statement saying, “Our government based this decision on independent scientific analysis, which demonstrated that this project is a net benefit to Canada.” “We did miss the deadline for submissions and affidavits regarding it,” Chief Sam goes on to explain. “Four years; we could have used it in the joint review panel itself and now that it’s too late to use it in court, it’s just – that’s why I think the timing of it is suspicious.”He suspects the release of the documents was deliberately delayed until the multi-billion dollar Enbridge project had already been approved.Federal officials have yet to comment, saying the matter is before the courts.The controversial twin pipeline would run from Bruderheim, northeast of Edmonton, to Kitimat and across the Alberta-B.C. border on a line south of Grande Prairie and Tumbler Ridge – north of Prince George.Advertisementlast_img read more

Manchester City boss adamant his defender will not feature on international duty

first_img1 Vincent Kompany Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced Vincent Kompany will not be fit enough for Belgium’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers.Kompany has been named in the Belgium squad for their upcoming fixtures against Andorra and Israel despite missing City’s last four games with a calf injury.The 29-year-old will not feature for City against Newcastle this weekend and Pellegrini does not expect him to be fit for at least another fortnight.Pellegrini said: “I can’t ask him not to travel – if the national team call him, he must go. He is an important player, he must be with his mates and Belgium are playing important games for the next European Championship.“It is not a problem for him to go to the national squad but he cannot play, so I don’t think he will play.“In the same way when you don’t play for your national team you cannot play after for your club, it must be the same in the other sense. If you cannot play for your squad you cannot play for your national squad.”“I hope that Vincent can return after the international break but I am not sure. I hope that after 15 days he will be able to play but the calf is a difficult muscle. We must see in the way he improves.“It is not normal what we have had in the last few weeks. Against Sunderland we had 11 players injured. Since then we have had an average of six, seven or eight (out). I think it is too much and I hope in this international break most of them will be fit.”last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 13

first_imgThis Wednesday morning on Sportsday we looked back on last night’s Champions League action as Celtic were beaten 1-0 by Gibraltarian part-timers Lincoln Red Imps in the second qualifying round.We also bring you the latest on who will be the new England manager as Sam Allardyce meets with FA chiefs.We also looked ahead to The Open which gets underway tomorrow and reviewed yesterday’s Tour de France action.last_img

Same ol’ song

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Same ol’ song Re: “Mayor backs trash fee” (April 13): What do the following politicians have in common: Samuel W. Yorty, Thomas Bradley, Richard J. Riordan, James K. Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa? If you said they were all mayors of Los Angeles, you get a C. If you also said they each promised 1,000 new police, you’d get a B. If you said they raised taxes to do it but never produced, you get an A and go to the head of the class. Promise them anything, but make sure you get higher taxes and fees whatever you do. Oh, and be sure you point out the concern you have for the safety of the people to justify the need for more money. Bob Driscoll Woodland Hills Forget restraint Re: “Mayor backs trash fee” (April 13): What a brilliant idea increase our city trash fees from $11 to $28 a month over the next four years. This would let Mayor Villaraigosa hire 1,000 new police officers. So much for trying to curb rampant wage and pension increases for our city unions. It seems it’s much easier to find this funding through tax loopholes. What’s coming next? Will it be a sanitation tax increase to pay for the cost of repairing our broken sidewalks? Ron Tremain Valley Glen Cut it out Re: “Mayor backs trash fee” (April 13): Our mayor needs to start cutting waste rather than charging homeowners more to haul it away. The hard work of budget cutting and fiscal responsibility simply is not appealing to our publicity-hound mayor. Instead of marching in protest for the rights of illegal aliens, how about working for the taxpaying citizens who elected you? Cut the perks, cut the benefits, cut the crud, Mr. Mayor. Kevin Teller Woodland Hills Don’t walk run Re: “Crosswalk ticket stirs world anger” (April 14): It’s not just 82-year-old senior-citizen pedestrians who have difficulty crossing our public streets on the “walk” light. It’s mothers with babies in strollers and toddlers by the hand; citizens on crutches or a mobile chair; citizens who need seeing-eye dogs; just anyone trying to make it across on walk signals that were progressively shortened by bureaucratic big brains to “ease area traffic congestion.” That means keep the streets open for televised police chases and impaired drivers running amok and mowing down pedestrians, property and other drivers. If you’re not behind the wheel and participating in the traffic havoc expect a fine from our finest. Severn Day Moorpark It’s not seniors Re: “Officer cites 82-year-old woman for being too slow to negotiate busy street.” (April 10): Shame on Officer Kelly, he should have just helped the little old lady cross the street. I think he could have chosen to help solve a problem in our community by bringing it to the attention of community leaders. Just a couple of months ago a senior woman was hit and killed on the same street just two blocks down at Foothill Boulevard and McVine Avenue in Sunland. There is definitely a problem but it’s not the senior citizens of our community and citing them with $114 tickets is not going to solve anything. Kathryn Wesley Tujunga Jaywalking senior Re: “Crosswalk ticket stirs world anger” (April 14): Our LAPD officers are shot at and assaulted by suspects all the time and they don’t get this much media coverage. The LAPD traffic officer who cited the 82-year-old woman most likely saved her life by making her think twice the next time she wants to cross against a traffic light. If she had been hit by a car, then people would be complaining why the traffic officer didn’t do more to protect her. Just four days prior a senior citizen was killed in the same area for exactly the same violation this 82-year-old was cited for. Where was the outrage and why didn’t Councilwoman Greuel say anything about that? Monica Harmon Los Angeles Hope for justice My first traffic ticket ever was when I was an 18-year-old college student who couldn’t see a stop sign on a residential street due to the ivy and foliage obscuring it from view. I took color photos of the stop sign and went to traffic court, where the judge (very pro-police) grudgingly dismissed my ticket. I have nothing but sympathy for Mayvis Coyle, cited for not crossing the street in time. At age 82, a $114 ticket really hurts. Let’s hope justice rules in favor of that senior citizen. Eddie Cress Sylmar We just pay taxes Re: “Hikers’ cars irk park’s neighbors” (April 12): I would like to wish them good luck; we tried and were told that you need six square blocks for permit parking when only two city blocks are affected. It is sad that a city this big, that prides itself with its manicured lawns, let our neighborhood be someone else’s parking lot because employees can’t park in the store parking lot, so they come to our street to park, eat lunch, then use our street as trash cans for us to clean up after them. But it is up to the Department of Transportation and City Hall to make the changes that best fit our neighborhoods, but in my eyes they cater to businesses and money and we are just lowly taxpayers and voters; we don’t count. Reymundo Rodriguez Van Nuys Zoo director responds The Daily News’ April 12 editorial “White Elephant” missed several points. Fortunately for the zoo, the combined City Council committees that approved the proposal understand that the zoo does provide a vital service to nearly 1.5 million visitors each year with 250,000 of them being students in school programs. It is an appropriate investment for them. They understand that on any given day visitors to the zoo reflect the diversity of Los Angeles. They understand that the people of Los Angeles want and deserve the best we can give them … not just enough to get by. They understand that the proposed exhibit was developed by professionals that are not only concerned about the elephants but have years of experience successfully caring for elephants. And they understand that this exhibit is designed for many, hopefully, generations of elephants and is not just a dressed-up improvement for our current three elephants. John Lewis, director Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Humps, bumps, holes Re: “Billion sought to fix streets” (April 13): So the Los Angeles City Council wants another $1.5 billion to repair our decaying streets. Within 2 miles of our home, we must have over 100 bumps and humps that were recently installed. But, our streets have huge sinkholes and cracks that never get repaired. How much does it cost to install the bump/hump driving obstacles, including painting, markers, signage, and maintenance? Barry Dorfman Woodland Hills Keeping our cops Devon Brown was shot and killed by an L.A. police officer who fired when Brown tried to run him over with a stolen vehicle. The shooting was within policy at the time. The leftist, police-hating Los Angeles Police Commission has discarded that policy and replaced it with an unrealistic new policy that says under similar circumstances officers shouldn’t shoot but should jump out of the way of a speeding vehicle bearing down on them. The city has decided to give Devon Brown’s mother $1.4 million based on the shooting not being within a policy that didn’t even exist at the time of the shooting. With decisions like these, it is obvious why the LAPD can’t retain veteran officers and recruit new ones. John R. Schlank Granada Hillslast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny schoolgirl Gráinne Ní Dhomhnaill sang her heart out to win second place at Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2015 in Dublin at the weekend.It was a huge achievement for the 12-year-old in the 12-15 Seán Nós category.Proud mum Sineád said she was delighted that Gráinne was representing Donegal in the competition. She said: “It was a competitive category and there were a lot of very talented singers from all parts of the country.”Diana Ní Chanáinn from Gortahork won the Womens Sean-Nós singing competition at this years Oireachtas na Samhna festival in the Citywest Hotel. Diane will go on to represent Ireland in the Pan Celtic festival in 2016.Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Teelin came in second place in the ‘Dreas Cainte’ competition. GRÁINNE DOES DONEGAL PROUD AT OIREACHTAS NA GAEILGE was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 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:Gráinne Ní DhomhnaillOireachtas na Gaeilgelast_img read more


first_imgTOURISM: The Wild Atlantic Way Passports are now available to purchase from Post Offices in Donegal. The scheme designed at encouraging visitors to return to Ireland by visiting the 188 destinations on The Wild Atlantic Way passport have been welcomed by rural Post Offices. The idea was proposed by Fáilte Ireland, An Post is confident it will drive tourists into rural Post Offices all over Ireland.The hardback booklet (see gallery above) can be stamped at 188 Discovery Points along The Wild Atlantic Way providing a unique souvenir of Ireland. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan told The Irish Independent, “We want to deepen visitor engagement and encourage those who travel along the route to slow down, dwell longer and immerse themselves in the local towns and villages of the west coast.“The local Post Office is at the heart of these communities,” he added. The passports cost just €10 Visitors and who those who purchase a passport are also entered into a draw for “a holiday of a lifetime along The Wild Atlantic Way!WILD ATLANTIC WAY PASSPORTS NOW AVAILABLE AT POST OFFICES was last modified: June 1st, 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:An PostBusinessFailte IrelandFeaturesnewsPassportspost officesruralThe Wild Atlantic Waytourismlast_img read more


first_imgPioneer DanceThere will be a Pioneer dance in St. Patrick’s hall this Fri 02nd May from 10 pm-1 am. Music by Tory Sound and admission including refreshments is only €7. All welcome. Titanic DanceA love story set on the Titanic’s first and final fateful voyage.The locally produced show is coming to the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Sat 10th of May. The show was created by Drumkeen’s Raymond Sweeney and Louise Hayden, both former Lord of the Dance principle dancers.We are hoping to take a bus to the show in Belfast leaving early on the Sat morning to allow for a little shopping/sightseeing in the city centre before attending the show at 8 pm. The bus will return home immediately after the event. (Bus only, concert ticket not included) Phone Bridget on 074 9134069 or Maeve on 086 3940761 for further details. Drumkeen Youth ClubNo youth club this Fri 02nd May. Business as usual on Fri 09th May. Thanks to Sarah the R.Y.O. from Foroige who paid us a visit last week.AB FitnessBoot camp starting Mon 05th May. 3 mornings a week for 4 weeks, cost is €50, 6:30 am start with loads of exercises and fun activities for everyone and all types of fitness.Spinning classes also continue mornings and evenings, also circuit training and Boxercise? There is something to suit everyone just give Benny a call on 086 4562271 for details or check out our Facebook page AB Fitness.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 23rd Apr 05,15,22,23. No jackpot winner. 1 winner €100 Eileen Doherty Buncrana. Next week’s jackpot €2,300. Go raibh maith agat.Jiving ClassesJiving classes continue in the parish hall every Monday from 9pm-10pm. For more information contact Aaron on 086 2431359.Parish Hall Anyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL – PIONEER DANCE SET FOR DRUMKEEN was last modified: April 26th, 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

White House to screen Donegal woman’s controversial film

first_imgAn anti-abortion film co-created by Donegal woman Ann McElhinney is to be shown by the Trump administration in the White House today.The movie, titled Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, is about US doctor Kermit Gosnell, who ran a secret abortion clinic.Journalist Ann McElhinney, who is from Bundoran and her husband, Tyrone man Phelim McAleer, crowd-funded the true crime drama film. The film has been noted for its graphic depiction of second- and third-trimester abortions. Dr Gosnell was prosecuted in 2013 for illegal late-term abortions and for first-degree murder of three babies that were born alive at his clinic. The film has come under fire by some critics, who see it as a pro-life statement against all legal reports that Gosnell is to be screened in the White House on Friday and around 150 guests from various anti-abortion and faith groups are invited to the event. President Trump is not expected to attend the screening.White House to screen Donegal woman’s controversial film was last modified: April 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more