Madrid stunned by Leganes at home, eliminated from Copa

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Alaves forward Ruben Sobrino, who scored in both matches, missed the decisive penalty by sending the ball over the crossbar at Mendizorroza Stadium.Rodrigo, Santi Mina and Jose Luis Gaya all converted from the spot for the visitors, with their only miss coming from midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia after a save by goalkeeper Antonio Sivera. Alaves’ goals in the shootout were scored by Tomas Pina and Munir El Haddadi.El Haddadi put Alaves in front with a header into the top corner after a long cross by Rodrigo Ely in the 73rd, and Santi Mina equalized in a breakaway four minutes later after a making a run from near the halfway line.Sobrino netted the winner from close range following a free kick into the area.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The visitors provided the bigger threat at the Bernabeu, opening the scoring with Javi Eraso’s curling shot into the top corner of the net. Eraso picked up the loose ball just outside the area after a bad exchange of passes between Madrid defenders Achraf Hakimi and Nacho Fernandez. Hakimi’s pass was too short and Fernandez couldn’t control the ball under pressure from Eraso.After being jeered at halftime, Madrid came back strongly after the break, with Karim Benzema scoring early with a close-range shot over the goalkeeper after a through ball by Lucas Vazquez. The goal ended Benzema’s six-match scoreless streak that dated back to November.However, Leganes stunned the home crowd again less than 10 minutes later, when Gabriel Pires scored with a header from a corner taken by Eraso.Benzema nearly scored an equalizer that would have allowed Madrid to advance in the 81st, but his shot from inside the area was saved by goalkeeper Nereo Champagne. The goalkeeper also stopped Sergio Ramos from scoring with a header in the 85th.Madrid, which won the Spanish Super Cup and the Club World Cup earlier this season, endured a three-match winless streak at home before trouncing Deportivo in Sunday’s league match.On Tuesday, Sevilla advanced to the semifinals after eliminating Atletico Madrid 5-2 on aggregate. Three-time defending champion Barcelona hosts city rival Espanyol on Thursday to try to overcome a 1-0 first-leg loss.WIN ON PENALTIESTwo penalty saves by goalkeeper Jaume Domenech helped Valencia defeat Alaves 3-2 in a shootout.A 2-1 win by Alaves in regulation time of the second leg evened the series at 3-3 on aggregate. Domenech then stopped shots by Alfonso Pedraza and forward Hernan Perez to send Valencia through to the last four for the second time in three seasons. Leganes’ players celebrate their victory against Real Madrid at the end of the Spanish Copa del Rey quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Leganes won 2-1. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Real Madrid followed its biggest win of the season with its most embarrassing defeat on Wednesday, and the pressure is back on for coach Zinedine Zidane and his players.After routing Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 to give fans a glimmer of hope after a series of poor results, Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey with a shock 2-1 loss to Leganes at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew San Miguel Beer still unscathed; Meralco defense junks KIA MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Playing without Cristiano Ronaldo and other regular starters, Madrid was unable to defend its 1-0 win from the first leg, being eliminated on away goals after a 2-2 draw on aggregate.“We were not supposed to be eliminated like this after having won the first leg,” said Zidane, calling the defeat the worst moment of his coaching career with Madrid. “I’m upset. It’s a big disappointment. I know it’s a difficult night for the fans.”It’s the second consecutive year Madrid has been eliminated in the Copa quarterfinals, having lost to Celta Vigo last season.Leganes, based just south of Madrid, was playing in the last eight of the Copa for the first time in the team’s 89-year history.“The key was that we believed we could achieve this, even after the loss last week,” Leganes coach Asier Garitano said. “We played a great match and everything went well.”ADVERTISEMENT The elimination in the Copa quarterfinals was the latest setback for Madrid in what has been a disappointing season.It is fourth in the Spanish league, trailing leader Barcelona by 19 points with a game in hand, and its only realistic chance of a title the rest of the season will be in the Champions League, where it faces Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16.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 folkThe Bernabeu crowd loudly jeered Madrid after the loss, with Zidane among those criticized the most after fielding second-stringers despite the big gap to Barcelona in La Liga.“We clearly failed,” Zidane said. “And I’m the one responsible for it.” Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Indian Heritage Expo set for May 26 at Leonora

first_imgThe Guyanese of Indian Ancestry Association (GIAA) on Wednesday evening launched the Indian Heritage Expo 2018 at the Indian Monument Gardens, under the theme “Embracing Our History – Regaining Our Cultural Identity”.The keynote speaker, Dr Seeta Shah Roath told the gathering that the expo is a celebration of the many ancestors from which unique cultures were birthed, and more so, a reflection of what has been accomplished over the years in every sector.“We hear a lot about agents of change but we are the agents of continuity for future generations and we have to continue to do this or as in some other countries, our legacy will go downward instead of being celebrated, expanded and enjoyed by future generations”, Dr Roath stated.Additionally, one of the coordinators of the event, Praem Rambharak, explained that the event was planned with the intention of seeking to highlight all aspects of Indian culture and the need for Guyanese to embrace their cultural identity, as mentioned in the theme.The expo is expected to attract some 5000 persons and will feature a variety of Indian food, fashion, dances, craft, and music. The popular Guyanese cricketer, Veerasammy Permaul will also be in attendance.While the organisers have promised to have an entertaining exhibition, they have called on corporate Guyana to support the event. The exhibition will be held at the Leonora Synthetic Track, West Coast Demerara on May 26.last_img read more

Tallawahs blast redemption score

first_imgHERO Caribbean Premier League 2018…An excellent batting display by the Jamaica Tallawahs top order pushed them to a total beyond 200 runs when they took on the hapless St Lucia Stars on Friday night at the Darren Sammy Stadium.Tallawahs, recovering from three consecutive defeats in Florida posted 204-5 batting first. They were led by Rovman Powell’s exciting innings of 64, which featured in a 100-run partnership with Kennar Lewis (33) to set a challenging target for the home side.Glen Phillips (17) and Johnson Charles (34) scored at a high strike rate to get the Tallawahs started before the former was dismissed. After hitting five fours and a maximum in 23 balls, Charles held out to Fletcher off a Qais Ahmad-delivery and Tallawahs were 56-2.Lewis scored at a run-a-ball up until his dismissal to give Kesrick Williams his second wicket. Williams then added Andre Russell’s (5) wicket to his collection, which started with Phillips.The Jamaicans were not out of fire power yet, as the runs continued to flow with the arrival of David Miller who had a disappointing show in the final over against the Tridents in the previous match. He slammed three sixes and two fours in his 13-ball 32.Even though Powell didn’t last to the end, his contribution of five sixes and two boundaries from 37 balls had already sustained the pace toward a terrific total to defend.Williams had 3 – 34 while Ahmad and Obed McCoy claimed a wicket each.In reply, Stars got off to a shaky start losing opener Mark Chapman (4) and Rahkeem Cornwall (2) quite quickly. Andre Fletcher (21) was the next to fall with the score on 52 while the experienced David Warner went hard at the Tallawahs’ attack scoring 42 from 26, stitched up with five fours and a six.Up to press time, the Stars need 98 from 45 balls with the skipper Kieron Pollard in the middle on 20 along with Ross Taylor (4).last_img read more

Homeless transitional housing opens in Fort St. John

first_imgThe newly renovated, $6 million, two-storey building, located at 9824 99 Avenue, also provides both on site and off site support services, including addiction and anger management programs, as well as a drop in meal centre 6 days a week for people in need.“The opening of The Salvation Army’s Northern Centre of Hope helps people in our growing city by increasing access to the housing and support services they need in Fort St. John,” MLA for Peace River North, Pat Pimm said. “These beds represent a key step in breaking the cycle of homelessness for people to rebuild their lives.”There’s also a chapel, fully functioning kitchen, on site laundry, and bathroom facilities equipped with a shower for those looking for some extra support.- Advertisement -“We’re pleased to expand our range of support services offered in the North Peace region for those at-risk,”” Salvation Army Divisional Commander, Lt. Colonel Larry R. Martin said. “This opening represents another step forward in our fight to end poverty and to provide hope to our neighbours in crisis. Thank you to all our partners for making The Salvation Army Northern Centre of Hope a reality.”Public figures that were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony includes Mayor Lori Ackerman, MP for Prince George – Peace River, Bob Zimmer, MLA for Peace River North, Pat Pimm, and Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army, Lt. Colonel Larry Martin.The Salvation Army is an international Christian non-profit organization dedicated to providing social services and assistance to those that are marginalized and overlooked in over 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries across the globe.Advertisementlast_img read more

Blow for Arsenal and Tottenham! Benfica ace agrees Valencia deal

first_img Rodrigo Moreno in action for Benfica Arsenal and Tottenham have received a transfer blow after Benfica ace Rodrigo Moreno opted to join Valencia on loan for a season.The bitter London rivals were both interested in Rodrigo and have been linked with summer moves for the rapid striker, who was made available for loan by Benfica.But they have both missed out on the 23-year-old Spanish youth international, who spent the 2010/11 season on loan at Bolton, after he sealed a move to Valencia.Rodrigo is still under contract until 2019 but Benfica hope a successful season in La Liga will drive his price up – and Arsenal and Spurs may go back for him this time next year. 1last_img

Coral Daily Download – Falcao tipped to be a hit at Manchester United

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral PR spokesperson claims new Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao will be a hit at Old Trafford, and tells the boys why the Colombian is 12/1 to be top Premier League goalscorer.There’s also the latest odds on the relegation fight, along with a preview of the Ryder Cup.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

New kid on the block as BetLion roars in Kenyan market

first_img0Shares0000Peter Stagle operations Director Betlion,Musa Otieno (R),former Harambee Stars Captain Musa Otieno (C) and Spencer Okach Managing Director Betlion.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 13 – BetLion, a leading African betting brand, on Thursday launched its Kenyan operations at a colorful event Nairobi.A first-of-its-kind, interactive and innovative platform that will provide an unrivalled personalized customer service whilst remaining commitment to its principle of “Sport Just Got Better”. “The platform can be accessed via web, android application, SMS and USSD, in the spirit of building an all-inclusive platform,” stated Spencer Okach, BetLion Kenya Managing Director. “BetLion will be offering sportsbook (both live and pre-match) and virtual sports at the onset,” Spencer Okach continued.To join BetLion one simply sends the keyword JOIN to 40418 or visits On registration a customer is allocated an account manager who offers them personalized customer service. “Our platform is low on data usage, without compromising on the amount of markets, with games getting in excess of 40 markets,” said Spencer Okach at the media launch.“BetLion remains socially responsible corporate citizen like has been in the case in its other jurisdictions. You shall see a strong commitment to developing sport all around be it through sponsorships, equipment provision or technical training, “noted Spencer Okach.“BetLion is led and run by an all Kenyan team, in addition, all our offers and promotions are chosen by customers.” For example, BetLion runs a weekly special where customers choose 6 games they want to bet on and the odds are boosted by 30%.”0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Finally Tottenham have signed a top player for top money’

first_img Son scored the winner for Tottenham against Crystal Palace talkSPORT is proving to be something of a lucky charm for Tottenham.After four games without a Premier League win, Spurs have won back-to-back games, both live and exclusive UK national radio commentaries on talkSPORT!But much as we’d like to take the credit, Tottenham fans have a more considered opinion on the reason why they’ve seen their side claim three points two Sundays running.Take a look at some of the reaction to Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. 1last_img

Mabel has big plans for the expansion of The Tax Clinic

first_imgThere is no stopping this Kilcar woman with her ambitious plans for expansion.From Kilcar originally and now living in Ardara, Mabel McHugh is excited about the future of The Tax Clinic a business she founded along with Michael Coll nearly ten years ago.The Tax Clinic is the only practice in the northwest that focuses on completing Tax Returns for small businesses and PAYE workers with additional income. She says “You can’t build a house without a strong foundation and we have spent the last 10 years laying a solid foundation as we have invested heavily in all aspects of the business”.“We have our five-year plan in place and for me, it’s all about expansion and growing our client base and looking after our existing clients. We have the systems and processes well refined and most importantly we have the people and expertise to keep delivering a first class service.“Service is something we have really focused on over the past number of years and like any 5 star hotel, we are leaving no stone unturned. Every year we take all staff and management to a full day workshop were we critically analyse our own service levels and discuss where we can make improvements.“Our staff, without doubt, is our most valued asset and training and continuous professional development is critical to the environment we work in. Currently, we have members of our team training to become Chartered Tax Advisors and Chartered Accountants.” Mabel adds that like any expanding business there have been a few bumps in the road which is normal.But she says “I have always had a very positive mental attitude to life and work from a young age and always believe if there is a problem we can find a solution and the right attitude is half the battle.”You can tell Mabel isn’t just saying so when she declares that she loves her job.“I have been working in the accountancy and taxation sector for over 25 years and I am looking forward to next 25 years. No day is the same and the work is challenging but the job satisfaction is incredible.“We have just launched our new website and next year we will be the first tax practice in Ireland to have a mobile office which will be fully kitted out with a meeting room that will be travelling the length and breadth of the country as part of our expansion plans.” The Tax Clinic Killybegs – 074 9732055The Tax Clinic Letterkenny – 074 9160550Mabel has big plans for the expansion of The Tax Clinic was last modified: September 26th, 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:KillybegsletterkennyMabel McHughThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more

Stage set for Lay, Skilling to testify

first_imgHOUSTON – Defense witnesses in the fraud and conspiracy trial of former Enron Corp. top executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling picked away at parts of the government’s allegations Tuesday, disputing earlier testimony that partnerships run by the company’s former finance chief got special treatment for buying problem assets. Other witnesses also countered prosecution testimony that layoffs were disguised as reassigned jobs and that a troubled power project in India helped spell financial disaster. While no defense witness so far has launched an encompassing attack on the government’s case, all were called to counter portions of prosecution testimony as a run-up to the main event: the defendants on the witness stand. Lead Skilling lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said Tuesday his client likely will begin testifying Thursday, a day later than he originally expected, because two witnesses are expected to be on the stand all day today. Testimony continued without Lay’s lead lawyer, Michael Ramsey, who was undergoing tests in advance of surgery at a Houston hospital to unclog the carotid artery in his neck. A stent was placed in an artery in his heart last month. Lay said he and the rest of his legal team would carry on without seeking to interrupt or postpone the trial, and they were confident Ramsey would return to court before the case ends. “Certainly he will be out of pocket for a few days,” Lay said, noting that Ramsey was communicating regularly with the team. “I fully expect him to be back before the trial is over. We’re going to proceed ahead.” In court on Tuesday, Mark Metts, a former top executive in mergers and acquisitions for Enron, sought to counter testimony from former Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow that Skilling knew Fastow used personally lucrative partnerships to help the energy company hide losses and manufacture earnings. Fastow told jurors last month that the second of the partnerships, LJM2, was created to warehouse failing Enron assets and investments so the energy company could book income and rid its ledgers of debt. In return, Enron ensured LJM2 didn’t lose money, the ex-CFO said. Metts testified Tuesday that in April 2001 he was trying to sell an Enron wind-power business to UBS Warburg when Fastow said LJM2 wanted to bid, but balked when asked to go through the same process as UBS. Metts said he’d never had the impression Skilling favored LJM2 over other asset buyers, although Fastow screamed. 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!last_img read more