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Also, a month of seizures

first_imgCarles Pérez 68 ‘ 90 ‘net Ter Stegen 540 minutes A quick review of the numbers of the players with Setién allows us to establish some conclusions. The first is that, in addition to Messi, there is an untouchable for the Cantabrian. Busquets, one of the players hurt with Valverde for that substitution in the first League match in San Mamés, has gained weight. The tweaks that the Cantabrian has established in the game plan benefit him and he knows that he has all the confidence of his new coach.One of those who has won the site is Lenglet. Sethien opted for Umtiti in his first game, as if he wanted one of his first decisions to bet on the world champion ahead of the former Sevilla player. Lenglet has eaten Umtiti and is already untouchable, more after the card festival and some physical problem of Piqué. Semedo He has also won points but not to the detriment of Sergi Roberto, which is still a good wild card. Another revolution has been Ansu Fati, who had lost prominence in the last matches with Valverde and to which Setién has believed himself, among other things, almost by obligation. Without Luis Suarez, Dembélé or Carles Pérez, there are no more strikers. So much that he begins to alternate with Griezmann on the team for Setien’s fear of running out of one more point.Next to Busquets, From Jong He is the most used midfielder. Rakitic and Vidal alternate ownership and substitutions according to the characteristics of the rival and Arthur, which is not at a good physical level, has barely become a resource to close games with ball possession. In Bilbao and the Villamarín It was in a better tone. The last novelty that Setién has implemented is that of Alba as revulsive. The side is a regular starter, but in Ibiza and Seville, his fresh out of legs had an impact on the game and is also a way to protect him so he doesn’t have to play so many minutes.Setién is not yet loved or hated by the fans of Barça. It is simply analyzed. He announced that he can only promise his teams that they will play well and, for now, that has not been achieved with continuity. The results are not for rocket fire either. Five victories (Granada, Ibiza, Leganés, Levante, Sevilla) and two defeats (Valencia and Bilbao) that meant the loss of the leadership in LaLiga and goodbye to the Cup. The Villamarín has allowed him to prevent his qualification in the first month from being suspended. And it has opened a door to the hope of recovery. We will see how the north wind blows for the Cantabrian from now on.Thus he has distributed the minutes Setién Messi 540 ‘ Alba 488 ‘ Umtiti 280 ‘ Sergi Roberto 470 ‘ Piqué 350 ‘ Rakitic 347 ‘ Busquets 540 ‘ Riqui Puig 93 ‘ Arthur 166 ‘center_img Junior 174 ‘ 5 ‘pass Quique Setién celebrates a month as coach of Barça this Thursday. The north wind moves him, he has already advanced on arrival. But maybe I didn’t expect so many convulsions, so fast, on the trip. So far, Setién has not complied. Your team has already been removed from the Copa del Rey and has lost the lead in The league which he inherited from Ernesto Valverde. However, the Cantabrian saved a match-ball on Sunday in the Villamarín and showed that, like his players, he knows how to stand up and is alive. It can be said, in fact, that Setien lives his first quiet days this week since he arrived in Barcelona. A week of field and offices, because the signing of the nine is dispatched after the operation of Ousmane Dembélé. But with less wobbles. Vidal 243 ‘ On January 13, it was learned that Quique Setién would coach Barça and, a day later, he was introduced. He announced to the four winds his love for Cruyffism. His debut was already controversial. Barça won a Pomegranate with ten by 1-0. A sector of critics celebrated the return to style. And certainly, Barça broke the record for possession of a LaLiga match this course (82.5 percent), but of the 1,005 passes it took, only 203 (20.2 percent) went forward. From the premiere, Barça jumped to Ibiza in the middle of the storm Gloria. There, he saved what might have been a historical ridicule. After losing 1-0 and not throwing in 70 minutes, Griezmann He saved the ballot. That night, between Net (29), Lenglet (114), Sergi Roberto (105) and Junior (82) gave 330 of the 718 passes of a team, 46 percent. The debate was more, and Barça, despite a good second, crashed in Mestalla.Something had to be done and Setien made an intelligent decision. He moved the system and returned to Valverde 4-3-3, in which the players had more automated machining. From those concepts already learned it would be easier to give a personal touch. Barça improved. Ransacked the Leganés in the Cup and played a good first half against Levante. But progress was not enough in Bilbao. Despite deserving more, he fell 1-0. Setien’s speech proved too self-complacent for the demand of a great. “I am satisfied”, he said after losing at the last minute the opportunity to approach a title from which that afternoon he had picked up the Madrid, his eternal rival.As if Setién didn’t have enough to try to pack a weakened team since Cornellá’s night, when Valverde’s figure began to be questioned, the club has filled up with fires in the market. The decision to send to Rome to Carles Pérez Before knowing if Dembélé was able or not to return, it was completely strange. He also admitted the error days later. Injuries Suarez and Dembélé have still unsolved the question of nine. But in the worst that happened in this month of Setién, the Cantabrian had absolutely nothing to do. Abidal slipped a criticism of bad taste to Valverde and dropped that some players complained about working little and not being comfortable with the Txingurri. Messi came out as a steamroller to bust the Frenchman on Instagram and the fire, For a moment, it seemed that it would get out of hand and affect all levels of the entity. Bilbao’s post-match was well controlled from within. Aware that everyone was in the eye of the hurricane, from players to managers through the coach, the speech was one of unity. That “We already have enough with the shit that they throw us from outside to throw us more on us” It worked as a general anesthetic. Barça calmed down and Setién closed his first full month as coach of Barça with a restorative victory in Heliopolis which allows him to continue in the race for LaLiga and look with some optimism the knockout stages of the Champions League. In this last game, in addition, Setién used his third system as such. From the first 3-5-2, or 3-1-4-2 as preferred, he went to 4-3-3 in the match against the Leganés and, in Heliopolis, he played with a 4-4-2 with Vidal at the apex of the rhombus of the center of the field and Messi Y Griezmann playing inside as strikers. Again, without extremes. From Jong 525 ‘ Semedo 450 ‘ Griezmann 532 ‘ 540 ‘tongue LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 11, 2020 Ansu 489 ‘last_img read more

Rudisha, Van Niekerk to join Bolt at JN Racers Grand Prix

first_imgAndre Lowe, Sports Editor  David Rudisha, world record holder in the 800m and 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk will join 100m and 200m world record holder Usain Bolt as headliners for this year’s JN Racers Grand Prix.  Kenyan star Rudisha, a two-time Olympic and world champion in the two-lap event holds the current mark after his 1:40.91 run on his way to winning gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Rudisha also won gold at the Rio 2016 Games as well as gold medals at the Beijing and Daegu World Championships in 2015 and 2011 respectively.  World champion Van Niekerk produced what is regarded by many as the best athletics performance at last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a record-breaking 43.03 run in the 400m final and will be making his second trip to the island for the meet as part of a South African group that also includes fast-rising sprinter Akani Simbine, a 100m finalist in Rio.  Simbine has already gone sub-10 seconds and sub-20 seconds this season with efforts of 9.93 and 19.95in the 100m and 200m recently. In fact, both times were registered on the same day at a South African meet.  Rudisha and Van Niekerk will join Bolt as the main draw for a meet that has already established itself as a leading event in the region.  This year’s JN Racers Grand Prix, which is set for the National Stadium on June 10, will be used to celebrate the career of the retiring Bolt with several features, such as a farewell 100m set to be announced by organisers today.  A number of other top named athletes are also expected to be confirmed but local stars such as Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell, Warren Weir and Kemar Bailey-Cole are said to be among those already booked.  Meet organiser and president and head coach of the Racers Track Club Glen Mills a few weeks ago underlined plans to focus on a wider range of top level competitors at the meet. “We have a wider span of stars in events that were not previously, and we have the top stars in the world, record holders, world championship … those events, even (jumpers) coming to participate in the triple jump,” Mills outlined at a recent meeting.last_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 2

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heroics like this will be the ones to solidify Salado’s lore in Legarda, as he was quick to make up for his crucial free throw misses in regulation and take charge in extra period.Coach Jerry Codiñera may still miss Jio Jalalon from time-to-time, but having Salado in his corner is not too bad of a replacement.(2) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals Last Week: 1Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week’s top performer suffered a slight dip in the rankings, thanks largely to his eight turnovers in Lyceum’s 78-73 win against San Sebastian compared to Salado’s six.But as coach Topex Robinson said, CJ Perez is going to win some and lose some for Lyceum this season.Fortunately, the losing part has yet to happen through three games as the Pirates stand as the lone unbeaten team in the league so far.It will be an interesting tiff, though, next Tuesday, with Perez and Salado set to cross paths when Lyceum takes on Arellano.(3) Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists Last Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJRU is still Tey Teodoro’s team, but it won’t hurt if it finds its cornerstone for the future.Jed Mendoza has come out of nowhere for the Heavy Bombers, inserting himself as a reliable cog for coach Vergel Meneses. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets The 21-year-old rising star has definitely made his imprint this past week, drilling the game-tying three with two-tenths of a second remaining in regulation to force overtime against Arellano.Though the game ended in a loss, Mendoza made sure that it would no longer be the case when the Heavy Bombers faced Letran, firing 17 points to lead his side to the W.(4) Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions 9.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.5 steals Last Week: 3Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda may have went 2-0 this past week, but Robert Bolick’s campaign took a hit because of the caliber of his team’s opponents.Blowing away St. Benilde and Emilio Aguinaldo College, the senior guard has allowed his other teammates to take the limelight as he prospers in doing the dirty work for the Red Lions.Bolick may not lead his team in scoring, but his impact for San Beda is undeniable as his veteran leadership keeps the engine going for the Mendiola crew.As the old saying goes, numbers don’t lie.(5) AJ Coronel – F, Perpetual Altas 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist Last Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith its season-opening victory being forfeited, Perpetual had to go to Intramuros just to make that first victory official.And the one to shine when it mattered the most? AJ Coronel. The swingman came through in the last two minutes, stringing five straight points to overturn a close 56-55 deficit to a four-point advantage, 60-56.Coronel’s efforts allowed the Altas to pull off the 63-60 conquest, with his near double-double showing enough to hush the raucous Mapua crowd.(6) Jeo Ambohot – C, Letran Knights 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal Last Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSpotlight may be on Rey Nambatac and Bong Quinto, but don’t turn your back on Letran’s frontline, especially Jeo Ambohot.The 20-year-old big man has slowly found his niche in coach Jeff Napa’s system, finishing off the Knights’ pick-and-roll plays to solidify the team’s inside-out attack.Expect more from this 6-foot-5 slotman going forward as he’s bound to gain more confidence with his impressive showing this past week.(7) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags 28 points, 12 rebounds Last Week: 5Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian may have lost its lone game this week, a tight 78-73 defeat at the hands of league-leader Lyceum, but that will not overshadow Michael Calisaan’s standout performance.Firing a season-best 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds is no joke, especially with Calisaan being guarded by Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu.The statline becomes more impressive if you account Calisaan doing most of the damage for the undersized Golden Stags against a relentless crew like the Pirates. With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact on the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Most of the commotion was in the middle, with teams jostling for position this early as they acknowledge the impact one win can play at the end of the tourney.But as always, the spotlight is on the players and here’s our list for the week’s top seven performers.(1) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs 25 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals Last Week: 7Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there are still any doubters on Kent Salado’s status as Arellano’s main man, the speedy playmaker just basically silenced them for good.The Cagayan de Oro native drained the gutsy game-winner in overtime to lift the Chiefs to a tight 73-72 victory over Jose Rizal University.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Guidicelli thinks Filipino triathletes slowly catching up with foreign competitors Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returncenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Calisaan may have gotten those numbers, but for sure, the senior forward wants nothing more but to rack up wins in the games to come. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Parity was in full view this week in the NCAA.All 10 teams are now in the win column, assuring that there won’t be any records of futility set this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’League pacesetter Lyceum had to sweat it out against fellow preseason favorite San Sebastian, while San Beda went 2-0 in its considerably light schedule this week.READ: NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 1 LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2012 investigated and exposed a doping system used by Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service teams when Bruyneel was manager. Armstrong was later stripped of his Tour de France wins.Bruyneel’s letter struck simultaneous tones of regret and defiance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I want to stress that I acknowledge and fully accept that a lot of mistakes have been made in the past. There are a lot of things I wish I could have done differently, and there are certain actions I now deeply regret,” Bruyneel wrote, adding “We were children of our era … we didn’t always make the best choices.”But he also insisted the legal process against him was unfair, arguing that as a Belgian living in Europe, USADA had no jurisdiction to open a case against him or issue sanctions. USADA initiated the original 10-year ban, which the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to make it longer. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Chief Executive Travis Tygart welcomed the lifetime ban. He also noted CAS gave former U.S. Postal Service team doctor Pedro Celaya a lifetime ban and extended a ban for former team trainer Jose “Pepe” Marti.“While it’s been an arduous effort to fully expose the truth, our job is to pursue justice even when the road is long and winding, because that’s exactly what clean athletes expect and deserve,” Tygart said.WADA General Director Olivier Niggli said the decision was important “for athletes and all others around the world who care for clean sport and the integrity of cycling. It is the result of a long process, which was resisted at every turn by these men, who by their actions did a great deal of damage to their sport.”Earlier this year, Bruyneel also was ordered by a U.S. Court to pay $1.2 million in damages in a federal civil lawsuit related to the doping program. Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the government.That lawsuit was brought by former U.S. Postal Service team member Floyd Landis who helped expose the doping program that included using performance-enhancing drugs and blood doping. Landis also was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France victory for steroid use.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fight regulators extend Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspensions MOST READ FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, file photo, U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong, right, talks to Astana team director Johan Bruyneel during a training session near Los Cristianos, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, Bruyneel, Lance Armstrona g’s former team manager, said he’s been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez, File)Lance Armstrong’s former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times.Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport had extended the ban for life.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Sanitation Crisis Worsens in Monrovia’s Suburbs

first_imgWith an unending solution in sight in practically addressing the sanitation challenges of Monrovia, several rural settlements’ sanitation problems continue to worsen.In most of Monrovia’s suburbs in recent times, stink garbage continues to swallow the drainages and other designated dumpsites.Visibly at the Duala General Market on the Bushrod Island, volumes of stink garbage was observed spreading beyond the dumpsites established by the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC).On top of that garbage bins posted at the various authorized dumpsites by the Municipal Governments of Monrovia and Paynesville are piles of new dirt.Many Liberians and private business owners have attributed the sanitation challenges of Monrovia and Paynesville cities to poor planning, coordination, execution, implementation and collection.Some urban planners who spoke to the Daily Observer Monday pointed out that, majority of the drainages in Monrovia and its environs have outlived their usefulness.The urban planners also intimated that the extensive depreciation of the decades- old drainages in several parts  of Monrovia continue to contribute to the perennial flooding.Correspondingly, until urban planners and municipal governments of Monrovia can come to the realization that the sanitation challenges of Monrovia must be tackled at all fronts, things will get worse.Primarily, support partners and central government must begin to design new and practical strategies about the unending sanitation crisis in  Monrovia and its environs.Principally, support partners, stakeholders, municipal governments, business entities and residents must be active partakers in the overall cleaning of Monrovia and its immediate environs.Understandably, too much funds have been invested into the Urban Waste management Projects (UWMP) by major donors such as the World Bank and environmental institutions that have had no significant impact on the Liberian environmental and sanitation crisis.Besides, some concerned environmental groups are also blaming public institutions established by statutes to shoulder the responsibility for the sanitation challenges and stressful Liberian environment.The environmental groups have stressed the urgent need for those institutions to be made to shoulder their statutory responsibilities and collaborate with support partners to practically address the huge sanitation challenges of Monrovia and its environs.Sadly, the onslaught by the deadly Ebola virus in the country has compounded the grave sanitation challenges in  Monrovia and its environs.During an hour-long tour of poor sanitation-prone communities, it was observed that authorized dumpsites were established by sanitation companies that continue to get fabulous contracts from the World Bank for the Urban Waste Management Projects.Businesspeople and pharmacy operators at the Duala General Market expressed grave concern about the unsanitary conditions of the business center.With the Dry Season is at the door steps of Monrovia residents and business entities, the offensive and unpleasant odors from the volumes of stink garbage are some of expected to worsen.“We are discouraged to the extent that we are operating at a serious loss as customers’ attendance for the past few months has diminished,”  businessman Thomas Kollie Ballah lamented.Besides, Mr. Kollie explained that due to the poor planning and execution of dirt collection and disposal by sanitation companies and partners, sanitation challenges remain serious environmental problems in Monrovia.Businessman Kollie pointed out that owing to the huge Ebola virus spread, worsened by fear, small businesses are encountering serious socio-economic constraints and plenty of challenges in obtaining the kind of goods and services.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Political situation causing unease in our society

first_imgDear Editor,The Muslim Youth Organization, in the context of the no-confidence motion and subsequent decision of the CCJ, calls on the Government to adhere to the Constitution of our country and proceed to national and regional elections.The current political situation is causing unease in our society. Our country needs to settle, and the only way this can occur is if the current political situation is brought to an end with the holding of elections.We also urge GECOM to move towards preparation for those elections which are constitutionally due. All efforts must be employed in the preparation for free and fair elections in the shortest possible time.We also urge all Guyanese to conduct themselves responsibly during the election period, and to accept the results of a free and fair election.Yours sincerely,Imran AllyPresident (ag)last_img read more

District of Taylor Nominees

first_imgThe District of Taylor has announced there nominations for the 2008 Municipal Election. Mayor (1 to be elected) Fred Jarvis (re-elected by acclamation) Council (4 to be elected) Tony Vonholland David Big Charles Betty Ponto Brad Filmer George Barber- Advertisement –last_img

Taxi rates go up in Fort St. John

first_imgA taxi ride in Fort St. John will now cost a bit more.Effective September 23rd, Fort St. John Cabs Ltd. and Teco Taxi increased their rates to $2.32 per kilometre. The new rates are a 27% increase over both company’s previous rates.In its submission to the Passenger Transportation Board, Teco Taxi said it’s been losing money for 10 years and has had to import employees from overseas.- Advertisement -The Passenger Transportation Board says the new rates fall within industry standards in comparable areas.last_img read more

Cards, Lancers all tied up, 0-0

first_imgLa Serna keeper Steven Goetzinger turned in two of his three saves during the overtime, but his most critical save came early in the second half. In the 46th minute, Whittier forward Jesus Lazaro was tripped from behind while in the penalty box. On the ensuing penalty kick, Goetzinger scooped up the low shot to maintain the scoreless tie. “Our defense is incredible,” said Cardinals first-year coach Saul Mendoza, splitting the coaching duties with Rafael Mendoza. “We didn’t finish some goals we should have. We had opportunities, but our defense kept us in the game.” The Cardinals (2-5-1, 0-0-1) pressured La Serna throughout the game, sending forwards Lazaro and sophomore Mario Esquer after long balls from Anaya and Sanabria. Led by a pair of juniors – sweeper Michael Ellison and defender Luis Perez – the Lancers’ defense met the challenge, limiting Whittier to nine shot attempts. “We hustled – we’re in good shape, probably in better shape than (Whittier) – and we’re aggressive,” Savala said. “We were utilizing the whole field. At halftime we said that we (had to) use the outside, and we started moving the ball well.” Said Saul Mendoza: “We’re rebuilding this year. We only have four seniors in our starting lineup so we’re looking to the future, but this year we will compete in league.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAfter a somewhat sloppy first half in which both teams seemed content to put the ball in open space and let a teammate run to it, the Lancers (2-8-1, 0-0-1) took control of midfield behind the play of freshman Travis Davila. The Cardinals’ defense, led by junior sweeper Albert Sanabria, senior Jorge Mora, sophomore midfielder Jonathan Quezada and keeper Gustavo Anaya, consistently turned La Serna away. “That’s been our problem all year,” Lancers coach Jerrod Savala said. “We’re good between the two 18s (penalty boxes) but can’t put the ball in the goal. “We didn’t have trouble controlling the game, but if you don’t score, you don’t win.” La Serna created 18 shot attempts for the game, forcing Anaya to turn in seven saves. center_img WHITTIER – Whittier High School’s boys soccer team, hosting La Serna on Thursday, provided the necessary defense to earn a 0-0 tie in overtime in a Del Rio League opener. Both teams had scoring opportunities in regulation and in the two 10-minute periods that constituted the overtime, but the respective defenses denied the opposition. last_img read more

My Donegal – with PR guru Marie Shields!

first_imgGlen woman Marie Shields is well-known in media and marketing circles across Donegal. Formerly the marketing director with Letterkenny company Arklu (Lottie Dolls), she now runs her own PR company Moss Marketing. This is her Donegal! 1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Dooey – located on the Atlantic Drive and Glen Village, Carrigart. Two of the most stunning places on earth. (2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?Find it hard to choose one, my parents really because through everything they put us first and are kind, selfless, positive, good humoured and supportive always.(4) What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal? The annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Glen, visiting Santa and watching the legend that was ‘Peter Up’ light the tree, playing and fighting with siblings and cousins afterwards about which toys we got!(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The ‘Coolest Place on Earth’ title from National Geographic seemed to really lift spirits and instill pride in us all!(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, whatwould it be?Running the risk of sounding like a Rose of Tralee here, but I wish I could eliminate homelessness facing so many families, it’s heartbreaking to think 3000 children in Ireland will be homeless this Christmas, everyone deserves shelter, it makes me sad to think of their Christmas mornings. (7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Love so many Donegal made and designed products! Bogman beanie hats, Modern Eire prints, mcNutts throws, Edel mcBride and Bernie Murphy pieces. Donegal designed; Lottie Dolls and the Bababou Hugg crib!(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?We, the people of Donegal, are all amazing ambassadors, this I learned from being away from home. Irish and especially Donegal people, promote our county with true pride – we love it, and it shows! (9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?When I recently went self employed, the compliments that my family, friends, and colleagues both in Lottie Dolls and in Co Lab gave me, were so kind and gave me much needed confidence. Someone once said to me, ‘It’s always a joy to talk to you, because you care what I have to say.” – granted, I worked behind the bar at the time so this wasn’t always easy (lol!) but that stuck with me, listening is very powerful I enjoy talking to people but prefer listening!(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Michael Murphy. Oh, and I found the story last year about rapper M.I.A wearing a Packie Bonner World Cup ‘94 jersey pretty mad, and cool!!(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Olde Glen restaurant, Cormac and the team are excellent at what they do, great food, locally sourced. I don’t get in enough. And, Logues Carrigart for pizza.(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“You wouldn’t see a peat in your tay!”(13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Connectivity. In order to retain the workforce we have and grow it, as well as grow the tourism trade up this end of the county -infrastructure; connectivity in terms of rural broadband, and of course – the roads, needs to seriously improve. Donegal offers a fantastic quality of life, and is full of skilled, talented people as well as many who desperately want to move back home, a few things need to change in order for this to happen on a wider level.(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Hardly a local cuisine (!) but, the food in Burrito Loco, Port Road, is my favourite thing to eat in LK!(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?That we say ‘like’ so much, it is a punctuation mark for us, I know I say it way too much – wish I had an app that tracked it or zapped me when I say it out of context!(16) Do you have a favourite local band?The Icebreakers(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Challenges mentioned aside, there are people working on opening Wellness Hubs in the county which would offer mental health services that are more inviting and less stigmatised, and will also create employment, as well as phenomenal work being done via Pieta House, I would contribute to those initiatives that are all to often dismissed nationwide, not just in Donegal.(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?God only knows, I go to Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman a few times a day so could be anywhere (..that has decent broadband!)(19) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?(example: our culture/language)Our sense of humour and our scenery, I love being outdoors and taking photographs (with my Mum @geraldine.shields on Instagram!) and am so proud of the beautiful landscape around us.(20) What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?I get the chance to regularly listen to the passionate stories from mostly Donegal business people, on how and why they’ve set up their companies and what their dreams are, and I am then privileged to help them share their stories far and wide, and work on marketing and growing their business. Independent businesses need our custom and being in a position to work closely with these hardworking and creative people is very rewarding! I am lucky to get to do that for a living!My Donegal – with PR guru Marie Shields! was last modified: January 2nd, 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:Marie ShieldsMY DONEGALlast_img read more