Real Madrid clings to Casemiro to break Sevilla

first_imgCasemiro scored the two goals of Real MadridThe meeting was marked by arbitration controversy Casemiro and Jovic celebrate the first goal of Real Madrid. Image: EFE Real Madrid won three important points this Saturday by winning Sevilla 2-1 in the match played at the Santiago Bernabéu and corresponding to the twentieth day of LaLiga Santander. Casemiro, with two goals, scored the two goals of the Zidane, leaders waiting for the meeting of Barcelona this Sunday.Zidane opted for a trident formed by Lucas Vázquez, Jovic and Rodrygo, leaving Benzema or Isco on the bench. Real Madrid, which has shown that it plays better with four midfielders, was slow to enter the match as a result of the eleven lined up by its coach. Instead, Sevilla, true to his style, missed the presence of his best player Ocampos. center_img The first half was marked by a controversial play that had Gudelj and Militao as protagonists. The sevillista blocked the path of the Real Madrid and De Jong, free of brand, scored with an imperial header. The referee scored a goal, but after seeing him on the monitor, he was canceled due to the lack of Sevilla midfielder.After the break, Real Madrid found the goal through Casemiro, who took advantage of an assist from Jovic’s heel to chop the ball before Vaclik left. Little did the joy last for the whites, since seven minutes later De Jong tied in a play that could be annulled by Munir’s previous hand.But Real Madrid had Casemiro who, five minutes later, put his team ahead with a header behind a Lucas center from the right. In the last minutes Madrid could sentence the game, but neither Kroos nor Vinicius, who revolutionized the final stretch, could do so. Also yours is Sevilla, but in Nesyri he was not successful and sent the ball out. DATA SHEETREAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Militão, Marcelo (Mendy, min. 70); Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Lucas Vázquez, Rodrygo (Vinicius, min. 61) and Jovic (Benzema, min. 61).SEVILLA: Vaclik; Navas, Koundé, Diego Carlos, Reguilón; Banega (Rony Lopes, min. 80), Fernando, Gudelj; Vázquez (Óliver Torres, min. 75), De Jong and Munir (En-Nesyri, min. 65).–GOALS:1-0, min. 57: Casemiro.1-1, min. 64: From Jong.2-1, min. 69: Casemiro.–REFEREE: Martínez Munuera (C. Valencian). Yellow card Modric (min. 37) and Carvajal (min. 87) by Real Madrid; and Banega (min. 54) in Seville.–STADIUM: Santiago Bernabéu, 72,512 spectators.–INCIDENCES: In the prolegomena of the match, the Sevilla soccer players made the champion’s hall to those of Real Madrid, on the occasion of their recent title of the Spanish Super Cup conquered in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).last_img read more

Come out in droves to vote – GECOM Chairman

first_img– urges Guyanese to peacefully exercise franchiseAs Local Government Elections (LGE) approaches, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is urging every eligible person to come out and exercise their right to vote, even as it promises to do everything to ensure a free and fair process.According to GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, the elections mark an opportunity for citizens to take the political initiative. He was adamant that GECOM had learnt from the past and would implement an effective system.“We have learnt from errors in the past and we are building on that. Come out in droves,” Patterson encouraged citizens. “You have the right to exercise your franchise peacefully. We want to have free and fair elections here. Which way theyGECOM Chairman James Patterson at Critchlow Labour College for Nomination Daygo is no concern of ours.”Asked what GECOM is doing to ensure free and fair elections, Patterson described it as a subjective topic. But he was adamant that GECOM is doing whatever is within its power to facilitate the process.“We will do everything in our power to have it free and fair. But I have no jurisdiction in shouting at anybody when they say anything to the contrary. That’s their perspective. And that’s where subjectivity comes in.”With just over 50 days to go before Local Government Elections, GECOM said symbols it received from the seven political parties was an increase compared to the three from 2016. If the list is considered defective, the representative/deputy representative will be notified by the Returning Officer.If the party, group or individual is not satisfied with the reasons provided by the Returning Officer, they can file an appeal against refusal of approval no later than the 45th day before elections day to a Magistrate of the magisterial district.In the 2016 election, the voter turnout was 47.10 per cent. Cane Grove in Region Four saw the highest turnout with 63.56 per cent while Linden, a stronghold of the APNU, recorded the lowest, whereby out of 23,880 people eligible to vote, only 8395 cast their ballots and 116 were rejected.Georgetown, another APNU stronghold, saw 37.66 per cent with 42,313 out of the 112,364 voting. In the end, the PPP/C recorded victories in 48 out the 71 LAAs. However, the PPP/C and APNU/AFC coalition tied in Mabaruma, Region One.last_img read more

Bristol dump Man Utd out of League Cup

first_imgBut as the match appeared to be drifting towards extra time with the score at 1-1, unfancied Bristol dug deep to fashion one last chance and Korey Smith’s strike sparked scenes of wild celebration at Ashton Gate.Bristol, third in the Championship, have now beaten four Premier League sides on their march to the last four of the League Cup and their reward is an even-more daunting-looking two-legged tie against runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.The other semi-final next month sees an all-London clash between Chelsea and Arsenal.“It’s an overwhelming feeling of pride, to beat Manchester United is incredible,” said manager Lee Johnson. “They are a special group. It has been a long time since we had a result like that at Ashton Gate.“The lads didn’t want to go into extra time and the scenes that winner set off were unbelievable. My dad always says he’s the most successful Bristol City manager so I have maybe pushed him close tonight.”The home side took the lead after an even first half, Joe Bryan firing the home side ahead in the 51st minute with a left-foot shot that arrowed into the net past the despairing dive of Sergio Romero.United were only behind for a few minutes before Ibrahimovic blasted the ball through the wall after a softish-looking free-kick awarded for a foul on Paul Pogba in a central position.Manager Jose Mourinho threw on even more attackers as he pushed for victory, with Romelu Lukaku replacing Daley Blind while Henrikh Mkhitaryan came on for Ibrahimovic.But despite pressure from the away side, Bristol held their nerve, taking advantage of some sloppy defensive play from United to score deep into injury time through Smith, who burst into the area, chested the ball down and finished coolly with his left foot.United surged forward for one last push but it was too late and at the final whistle joyous fans streamed onto the pitch.– ‘Unbelievable’ –Bristol City’s Korey Smith (R) celebrates scoring the second goal past Manchester United’s Sergio Romero (L) during their match in Bristol, southwest England on December 20, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICK“Unbelievable, I don’t know what to say,” said matchwinner Smith. “We played brilliantly like we have all season. I wasn’t being tracked when I made the runs forward, I was gutted with the one in the first half but it was a great tackle to be fair.“I joined when we were in League One with three stands. We have been brilliant this season.”United welcomed midfield general Pogba back into the side after the three-match suspension he picked up against Arsenal earlier this month and Ibrahimovic, 36, made his first start since damaging knee ligaments in April.Mourinho said Bristol were lucky but praised them for their performance.“They played brilliantly, they fought like it was the game of their lives which probably it was,” he said. “A beautiful day for football. A team from the lower division won. A big day for them.“In the first half we lacked the intensity that they had. Physically and mentally. It was one more day in the office for my players, a day that some of them didn’t even want to come to the office.”At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea took an early lead through Willian and looked set to coast over the line before a late leveller from Dan Gosling threatened to take the tie into extra time.But within seconds the home side were back in front as substitute Alvaro Morata sealed their place in the semi-finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bristol City players celebrate their victory after their quarter-final match against Manchester United in Bristol, southwest England on December 20, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 21 – English Championship side Bristol City dumped Manchester United out of the League Cup on Wednesday, scoring with seconds remaining to beat the holders 2-1 as Chelsea also progressed to the semi-finals after late drama of their own.United, second in the Premier League, made 10 changes from their weekend victory against West Brom but still boasted a star-studded line-up including a fearsome front three of Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial against the second-division high-flyers.last_img read more

Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open

first_img0Shares0000Novak Djokovic broke his racquet and then bowed out in Qatar Open semi-final © AFP / Karim JAAFARDOHA, Qatar, Jan 4 – Novak Djokovic lost surprisingly in Doha on Friday, beaten in the Qatar Open semi-final by world number 24, Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-3, 6-7 (8/6), 6-4.The Serb fell to his first defeat of the season in a high-quality contest lasting more than two-and-a-half hours, which saw the Spaniard lose his first set of the week but come back to beat the world number one. “What happened? I lost the match. That’s it,” a clearly frustrated Djokovic said in his post-match press conference.Agut took Djokovic’s serve in the second game of the final set for the decisive break and secured victory on his first match point.“I will remember this match for [the rest] of my life,” said the 30-year-old Spaniard.He will play the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych in Saturday’s final.“I can’t be more happy than I am now.”It is the second time he has beaten Djokovic in his career and both victories occurred in a semi-final.The first came in October 2016 in Shanghai. Djokovic was also world number one at that stage.Bautista Agut said Friday’s victory was the better of the two.“I think today the match was better, the level of the tennis today was very high,” he said.“We both played very good tennis and it was also more tight on the score and more emotions and today was a really good match.”A fired-up Djokovic smashed his racquet after dropping his serve in the eighth game of the second set.“I thought I was pretty much in control of the match, set and a break, serving 4-3,” Djokovic said.“He played a good game. I missed some easy balls and that’s what you get as a result of losing the focus in the most important moments and it happens, it happens.”Questions may be asked about how tired the Serb was, as he played two matches each day for three days in singles and doubles, prior to Friday’s defeat.Including the meeting with Bautista Agut, Djokovic spent almost 10 hours on court in three days and played 11 sets in singles’ matches.Asked if he had done too much through the week, he replied: “I wasn’t the freshest, you know.“This is what I was looking forward to, to get from this tournament, as many matches as possible, to get ready for the Australian Open, so I’m very pleased.‘I can’t be more happy than I am now,’ said Roberto Bautista Agut after his victory © AFP / KARIM JAAFAR“Obviously, I’m not pleased that I lost the match today, but I lost to a better player in the end.”The second semi-final proved a much tamer affair.Berdych eased through to his second Doha final in straight sets, beating Italy’s Marco Cecchinato 7-6 (8/6), 6-3.Currently the world number 73, Berdych was once ranked number four.His previous Qatar Open final, in 2015, was also against a Spaniard, David Ferrer. It ended in a straight sets defeat.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThis photo shows Aoife Nic Uait, Danielle Ni Chonghaile and Aoife Ni Chonchar with their display award. Their project investigated whether certain surfaces should be avoided at certain times of day tominimise the exposure to UVA rays.STUDENTS from Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny picked up four awards at the BY Young Scientist of the Year exhibition in Dublin.Principal Michael Gibbons said he was delighted for all the students who took part.Colaiste Ailigh students Eoghan O Brollachain, Ultan Farrell and Conor O Luadhog and their teacher Shane O Breacan with their highly commended award.Their project isolated and tested different pigments for the best electrical output on a Ti20 dye-sensitised solar cell.  Colaiste Ailigh students Aoibhinn Murray and Shannon Mc Laughlin with their highly commended award. Their project title was ‘Ag tomhais taisleach ithir le leictreas’ Colaiste Ailigh students Odhran Mac Fhionnghae, Padraig O Riain and Caoimhin Mac Lochlainn who were award winners at BT Young Scientist Exhibition.Their project looked at drivers attitude towards motorcyclists PICTURE SPECIAL: COLAISTE AILIGH STUDENTS GET GONGS AT BT YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:letterkennyPICTURE SPECIAL: COLAISTE AILIGH STUDENTS GET GONGS AT BT YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDSlast_img read more

Man United secure Champions League qualification thanks to Fellaini’s strike

first_img on target BOOST Aiming high Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 3 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho boots over a collection of water bottles. Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available 3 Fellaini’s late strike won it at the death 3 Latest Champions League News Fellaini wheels away in celebration Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Jose Mourinho’s men looked devoid of ides as they huffed and puffed, but could not find a precious strike.David De Gea made a wonderful save with the game scoreless to deny the plucky visitors what would have been a famous goal. However, with the clock running down, the Premier League side began to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at the minnows.Valencia’s result with Juventus in Turin means progress to the knockout stages is secured for United, but they surely have to perform far better than this to truly harbour any ambitions of progressing to the latter stages. Mourinho had challenged his younger players before the game and looked decidedly angered by their performance on Tuesday night.The United manager’s frustration had been growing throughout the match and his angry celebration said it all as he kicked one water bottle carrier and threw another into the floor.Victory meant United head to Valencia next month with progress assured, but Tuesday’s performance raises more questions than answers given their tepid response to Saturday’s goalless draw with struggling Crystal Palace.Mourinho called into question some of his players’ “heart” and desire after that match, so his decision to drop Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba to the bench raised eyebrows almost as much as his decision to omit Alexis Sanchez entirely. He then bristled when quizzed about that selection before kick-off and pointed to onlookers “always asking” him to play Marcus Rashford – a player who missed a fine chance in the opening minutes and numerous more over the course of the night.The United manager’s exasperation was clear and only increased as the match wore on, with Fellaini eventually securing a late win much to the relief of his manager and the Old Trafford faithful. ready? Marouane Fellaini secured Champions League qualification for Manchester United after he popped up with a stoppage-time strike at the Stretford End to secure a 1-0 win over Young Boys.The giant Belgium midfielder was deployed as a target man in the dying stages of the game after the Swiss opposition held their own at Old Trafford, largely frustrating the home fans.last_img read more


first_imgMotorists in Letterkenny are being asked to be vigilant for a new traffic system in the town today.The LYIT campusA new set of traffic lights will come into action outside the entrance to the LYIT on the town’s Port Road at 10am.The traffic lights are part of an overall system which has come into action to cater for the additional of a new car park opposite the campus. Parking has always been a problem for students and staff at LYIT but the new car park should help with this traffic congestion.MOTORISTS ASKED TO STUDY NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM AT LYIT was last modified: September 12th, 2013 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:LYITtraffic lightslast_img read more


first_imgST Eunan’s GAA club has received the backing of the GAA in its boundary dispute with Letterkenny Gaels, it was announced tonight.It brings to an end the proposal by the Gaels which would have divided the town.The Gaels had insisted they cannot grow without exclusive access to players in the parish of Aughaninshin part of the town declared as their club’s catchment area. The clubs in the county voted to back the Gaels, but this was overturned by the Ulster Council which backed Eunan’s.However the GAA’s Dispute Resolution Authority has ruled that the town should not be divided.St Eunan’s insisted there was an agreement with the Gaels when the latter club was founded that there would be no division in the parishes of the town.The DRA had already overseen three hearings on the matter and has now ruled to keep the situation as it is – allowing players and members to choose which club they wish to join.  GAA BACK ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB IN LETTERKENNY GAELS BOUNDARY DISPUTE was last modified: March 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA BACK ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB IN LETTERKENNY GAELS BOUNDARY DISPUTElast_img read more


first_imgJoanne Irwin, a Killygordon based teacher employed with Donegal ETB is a candidate to become the next Vice-President of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI).Joanne IrwinPreviously a Chairperson of the Co. Donegal Teachers’ Union of Ireland Branch (with almost 500 members), she has taken many successful cases for individual members.Ms. Irwin is currently a member of TUI’s Executive Committee. She is Chairperson of the TUI’s Further Education Sub-Committee and a former Chairperson of TUI’s Post-Primary/Further Education Advisory Council. TUI has almost 15,000 members at second and third level in the Irish education sector. The Union is made up of 59 branches in 19 areas. Ms. Irwin has taught in all TUI sectors including second and third level and in further and adult Education such as Youthreach, Back to Education Initiative (BTEI), VTOS and Community Education.She has been nominated by 32 branches including the three Donegal Branches – Donegal Community and Comprehensive schools, Co. Donegal ETB Schools and Centres and at third-level, the Donegal Colleges Branch.Commenting on her campaign, Ms. Irwin stated “It has been an enjoyable experience meeting TUI members all over the country. A huge concern among our second level members is the reform of the Junior Cycle. There seems to be a lack of information among members as to how the new Junior Cycle Student Award will work in practical terms. There has been no meaningful engagement or consultation with teachers by the Department or the Minister.“The unilateral decision by the Minister for Education and Skills to abolish state certification for the Junior Cert, in my opinion, has the potential to further divide an unequal education system and urgently needs to be challenged. Having worked in a DEIS school, I am very well aware of the challenges teachers face on a daily basis. Schools trying to compete with neighbouring more affluent schools will be further divided, both in the educational system and by extension in society in general”. TUI will ballot members shortly for industrial action in relation to the Junior Cert Reform. The decision to ballot members was arrived at in order to ensure that teachers’ concerns are addressed and that standards, fairness and quality are safeguarded. The industrial action may include non-cooperation with the Junior Cycle Framework activities.One issue of major concern in the third level sector is the proposed restructuring of Higher Education. This proposal involves the creation of the Connacht Ulster Alliance, which envisions a number of Institutes of Technology coming together.Ms. Irwin states “TUI has a number of concerns relating to the consultation process adopted. It is very important, in my opinion, and bearing in mind the impact of such a decision, that we get it right”.Balloting for the Vice-President of TUI is currently taking place with a closing date of Thursday 13 March.Further information on Joanne and her Vice Presidential campaign can be found on her Facebook page: DONEGAL WOMAN IN HUNT TO BECOME NEXT VICE-PRESIDENT OF TUI was last modified: February 27th, 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)last_img read more