Xavi’s Al Sadd rejoins the League

first_imgA little over a month ago it looked almost like an entelechy revalidating the League title, since Al Sadd came to be eleven points behind the leader, Al Duhail, although it is true that Xavi’s team had two aces in the sleeve by having two games postponed. They were difficult times for Al Sadd, since they coincided with his participation in the Club World Cup, where he was certainly scalded, especially after losing 2-6 to the African champion, the Tunisians of Espérance.Nevertheless, Xavi has managed to rebuild the team and place it again on the wave of victories and successes. After conquering the Prince Cup, defeating precisely in the final to Al Duhail (4-0) – defeat that incidentally precipitated the dismissal of coach Rui Faria-, the team has chained a total of four consecutive victories in the League that have served him to get in the disparadero. Precisely This Saturday was a very favorable day for Xavi’s interests: Al Sadd defeated Al-Sailiya (3-0) thanks to an Al Afif hat trick, while Al Duhail lost his home against Al Rayyan (1 -0). These two results have helped Xavi’s team to position itself just three points from the current leader, Al Duhail, and more importantly: relying on himself to win the championship. And fate has prepared a heart attack game on the last day, Al Sadd-Al Duhail, where a title could be at stake.But ahead there are still six days left, so there may still be more than one surprise. In fact, Al Rayyan is also invited in this pulse for the championship. In fact, it is second, two points from Al Duhail. Al Sadd, which occupies third place, also has to face Al Rayyan, in a match that promises to be high voltage.In any case, Al Sadd of Xavi, which adds two titles already this season, has not yet said his last word in the League and less in the Asian Champions League where on Tuesday, February 11, it opens in the group of groups in front of Saudi Al Nassr.last_img read more

Troy Rosario rejoins Gilas Pilipinas practice

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Andray Blatche participated in his second session with the team and was joined by veterans Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, and Gabe Norwood.Also present were Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Calvin Abueva.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 folkMac Belo also attended but remained in the sidelines, nursing a leg injury.Kiefer Ravena was also present, but sat out due to flu-like symptoms. Cadet Robert Bolick was also inactive due to a minor knee injury. LATEST STORIES Alejandro responds to the challenge in Go for Gold win View comments Other cadet pool members CJ Perez, Arvin Tolentino, Abu Tratter, and Kenneth Tuffin gave the seniors squad a hand in this session.The Philippines is preparing for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers. Gilas plays Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena before taking on Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.The Nationals will fly to Melbourne on February 19.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTroy Rosario was a pleasant surprise on Tuesday as he rejoined Gilas Pilipinas in practice at Meralco Gym.Still recovering from his awkward spill in TNT’s game against Phoenix on Wednesday,  the versatile forward was up and about as coach Chot Reyes enjoyed a full attendance for the session.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

CPCE upgraded

first_img…with better access to potable water, facilitiesThe Education Ministry says that it has upgraded the conditions under which students learn and live at the nation’s premier teachers’ college, the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE).The improvements include the acquisition of a Fumes Cupboard, the increased supply of water to the dormitories, the provision of meals to non-resident studentsImprovements at CPCE include the acquisition of a Fumes Cupboardand the implementation of the Pastoral Care Initiative.“The Fumes Cupboard was acquired through funding that was given to the institution by President David Granger back in 2016. This is the first time in the stint of the current Principal of the CPCE that the institution was able to procure a Fumes Cupboard,” a statement from the Ministry said.The purpose of the Cupboard is to capture all the chemical fumes that are toxic within the science laboratories. This will ensure the safety of the students while they are using the laboratory facilities. The CPCE has three laboratories, and steps are being taken to acquire two more Fumes Cupboards to properly outfit the remaining laboratories.The Ministry also noted that the CPCE, having listened to the concerns of its students, has improved the volume of water that serves the dormitories.“The need for additional water being supplied to the dormitories was raised at a fact-finding session held with President David Granger and Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry,” the Ministry said.Previously, only 2000 gallons of water was available to the dormitories which house roughly 250 students. The Ministry explained that the institution could now supply 8000 gallons of water to the dormitories. During the fact-finding session, students also raised issues related to other dormitory facilities. The dormitories have been repainted with 80 per cent of the work completed. Work was also done inside the dormitories in the form of servicing and replacing windows so as to improve living conditions among other necessary repairs.“Moreover, the CPCE’s Student Development Centre has implemented the Pastoral Care Initiative. This programme was introduced in December 2015. The students are afforded a one-on-one interaction with lecturers and volunteers to discuss whatever issues each student may want to ventilate, whether it be academic or personal so that they can receive help,” the statement read. This Initiative is being executed with the understanding that the institution, including administrative and academic staff, cannot appear nor operate in a mechanical manner by not acknowledging that hundreds of students may need additional support.last_img read more

Golf roundup: Westlake grad Wi stands out

first_img“My caddie overheard one of the spectators saying, `Oh, that’s Michelle Wie’s dad. He got a sponsor invite, too,”‘ said Wi, who – like Wie – missed the cut at the John Deere in July2005. “I thought that was hilarious.” If Wi – a Westlake High graduate – continues to play the way he did Thursday, more people will know who he really is. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bolstered by a birdie-birdie finish, Wi shot a 5-under 65 in windy conditions at PGA National, giving him a one-shot lead over Bernhard Langer after one round of the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He missed only two fairways, connected on 17 of 20 putts inside 25 feet, and made a 40-footer for birdie at the par-4 13th. “Today was definitely my day hitting the ball,” said Wi, who has made only 14 cuts in 30previous PGA Tour starts but finished tied for ninth earlier this year at the Buick Invitational to make a career-best $130,000. “And I’m really happy that when you have the opportunity, you capitalize on it. That’s really important to me.” John Daly had it tough, and that had nothing to do with windy conditions on the course. Daly withdrew after suffering what was announced as a rib injury on the 12th tee, his third hole of the day. He tried to stop his swing when he heard a fan’s camera clicking, tried to hit another tee ball, said he couldn’t handle the pain and went off to seek treatment in the tour’s medical trailer. Also: Brad Kennedy shot a 7-under 65 and held a one-shot lead over Mike Weir and three others after the first round of the Johnnie Walker Classic at Phuket, Thailand. … The Masters will have one hour of coverage on its Web site before the telecast begins. The Masters will be held April 5-8 at Augusta National. center_img Charlie Wi was playing in the John Deere Classic two years ago when some fans recognized him. That is, they thought they recognized him. last_img

Arrests made in separate incidents of men impersonating law enforcement

first_imgGLENDALE – Two men are in custody for allegedly impersonating law enforcement officers, Glendale police reported today. The most recent arrest occurred early this morning, where a man pointed a replica handgun at people standing outside a 7-Eleven store at Montrose and La Crescenta avenues, said Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. Lowell Rottenberg, 28, of Glendale, pulled up in a silver Mercedes-Benz equipped with flashing lights on the dashboard similar to those used by law enforcement officers, Lorenz said. “He was wearing an FBI hat, and a (protective) vest, and had a badge,” Lorenz said. “He pulled out a replica handgun, dropped it, and then picked it up and aimed it at the victims and ordered them over to his car.” He was released after posting bail, according to the sheriff’s department. These cases follow that of two other similar ones. Officials announced Nov. 7 the arrests of two people accused of posing as sheriff’s deputies – complete with khaki colored clothing, “Sheriff’s” cap, realistic-looking badges and replica gun – who allegedly detained day laborers this summer in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County and made off with cash. Steve Leo, 34, and Sabrina John, 32, were arrested in October, and have been charged with three counts of robbery and two counts of attempted robbery, officials said. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Someone called police, and officers arrived and arrested Rottenberg without incident, Lorenz said. Police seized a number of items, including handcuffs, that were in his possession, the sergeant said. Rottenberg was booked on suspicion of impersonating a law enforcement officer, kidnapping and robbery, Lorenz said. He was held on $150,000 bail, according to the sheriff’s department. Kenneth Vanorden, 47, of Los Angeles, was arrested about 2:40 p.m. yesterday in the 3400 block of Montrose Avenue, where he allegedly pulled over a vehicle and displayed a badge. The motorist did not believe Vanorden was a police officer and called 911, Lorenz said. Officers went to the scene and booked him on suspicion of impersonating a police officer. last_img read more

Everton confirm £6million man to leave on a free transfer

first_img1 Arouna Kone is leaving Everton Everton have confirmed that £6m flop Arouna Kone will leave the club this month.The 33-year-old was signed by Roberto Martinez back in 2013 after the pair worked well together at Wigan.But Kone never really found his feet on Merseyside after suffering a serious knee injury and he managed just 23 Premier League starts in four seasons with the club – scoring just six goals.His contract is up at the end of this month and Everton have now confirmed that he will not be staying on, leaving him free to find a new club.Crystal Palace almost landed Kone on loan during January but it is unclear whether the south London club will go back for him now he’s available for nothing.last_img


first_imgGardai have launched a full investigation after a break-in to a confidential medical records facility at St Conal’s in Letterkenny.St Conals (Pic courtesy of donegalimages.com)Thieves scaled a building and managed to get into the third floor which is part of the overall Letterkenny General Hospital Campus, Donegal Daily can reveal.It is not known if the archived records were the specific target of the burglars. Many files taken during the raid were scattered in the car park grounds of the facility.Some of the confidential files were found by passers-by.A spokesman for the HSE West confirmed they have updated their security measures at the building since the break-in on Wednesday.“Once this issue was brought to our attention, the HSE immediately notified the Gardai who are currently investigating the matter. “It would appear that the offender’s scaled the building and broke in through a window on the third floor. Additional security measures are currently being put in place in the building,” said a spokesman.The spokesman added that the hospital is now working with the Data Protection Commissioner and the Gardai in relation to the confidential security breach.“The HSE has very clear policies in place for the storage and disposal of confidential documents and takes any potential breach of these policies extremely seriously.“The Hospital Management deeply regrets that this unacceptable vandalism resulted in some patient physiotherapy records being dumped in the adjacent area,” added the HSE spokesman.The HSE is also examining the extent of any missing files. A Garda spokesman has appealed for anyone who may have information on the break-in to contact them at Letterkenny Garda station.A Garda spokesman said it did not know at this stage if the medical files were the target of the break-in.BURGLARS SCALE ST CONAL’S AND STEAL CONFIDENTIAL PATIENT FILES was last modified: June 21st, 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:burglaryfilesHSELetterkenny General HospitalSt Conalsstolenlast_img read more

Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig hopes co-operation with Rathlin will boost tourism on islands

first_imgNewly elected Chairperson of Donegal County Council Islands Committee, Councillor Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig, reached out to the Rathlin Island development committee to join the next Island meeting.Rathlin Island lies off of County Antrim, to the East of the Inishowen Peninsula and south of the Scottish Islay in the Hebrides.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig visited and formally invited them to collaborate, alongside Cllr Padraig Mc Shane and Cllr Gary Donnelly from Derry. They discussed a number of possible areas of cooperation, with tourism and the environment being two key points of discussion.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig explains: “There is a long history between Rathlin Island and Anagaire village going back nearly 40 years if not more. It was great meeting Rathlin islanders asking about locals from around home. It’s only this week alone that there was a family from Anagaire on the island for a few days break!“A big thank you to the Rathlin community that gave us a really warm and friendly welcome and showed us around their beautiful island,” he concluded.  Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig hopes co-operation with Rathlin will boost tourism on islands was last modified: October 13th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:AntrimDonegal County CouncilMichael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuigrathlin islandtourismlast_img read more

Nature Praises Iran President, Criticizes Religious West

first_imgThe lead Editorial in Nature this week,1 “Revival in Iran,” had mostly praise for the repressive regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran for his alleged support of “science”:Perhaps the rise of science relates to the importance that Iran’s government attaches to the development of nuclear technology.  Many regard Iran’s interest in these technologies with extreme suspicion.  Nonetheless, Iran’s embrace of science should be welcomed.That’s the closest the article got to admitting that Ahmadinejad is seeking to build nuclear weapons; though many may regard it with “extreme” suspicion, apparently the editors of Nature do not.  In fact, they praised his efforts to remove debt at Iranian universities, to prepare for an expansion of student numbers, and to avoid cutting research funds.  Presumably, Ahmadinejad has the noblest of scientific motivations for these initiatives.    On the other hand, the editors spoke of “the many problems caused by US sanctions.”  The article praised Iran for becoming “the most scientifically productive country in the Middle East apart from Israel” but failed to mention that this same Iranian president seeks to destroy Israel, and denies the Holocaust.    What is it that Nature admires so much about Iran, and Muslim science in general?  The editorial described a glorious scientific heritage of Islam (but see 12/16/2004 and 11/21/2004).  Most revealing was the following paragraph, which portrayed a liberated East in stark contrast to a repressive West – and notice the specific examples:One practical advantage for science in Muslim countries is the lack of direct interference of religious doctrine, such as exists in many Christian countries.  There has never, for example, been a debate about darwinian evolution, and human embryonic stem-cell research is constrained by humanistic rather than religious ethics. The Royan Institute in Iran was the first in the Middle East to develop a human embryonic stem-cell line, using spare embryos from its in vitro fertilization programme.The Editorial ends with a line from medieval Muslim poet-scientist Omar Khayyam, whom they insinuate should have gotten the credit for the triangle named for Pascal (a European Christian).  Criticism of the West in this editorial was, therefore, both overt and subtle, while criticism of the Muslim East and its most dangerous dictator was muted and overcompensated with blessing.  “Whatever its motivation,” the subtitle reads, “Iran’s support for education and science is to be welcomed.”1Editorial, “Revival in Iran,” Nature 442, 719-720(17 August 2006) | doi:10.1038/442719b; published online 16 August 2006.But what if its motivation is to wipe out Israel and destroy Europe and America?    It’s time to awaken Nature from its drunken stupor and dowse the editors with a splash of sobering letters.  If you aren’t fed up enough with the utterly illogical pro-totalitarian, anti-Western, ultra-liberal leadership of the Big Science elitists, go find a breathalyzer.  It’s incredible that Nature could write such a piece, especially now, right after Iran was exposed guilty as a demon for supplying Hezbollah, one of the worst terrorist groups on earth, with thousands of rockets to rain on Israel, along with money and soldiers in its offensive war against the tiny strip of land that actually is, despite its diminutive size and population, the #1 most scientifically productive country in the Middle East.    The editors did not address their love letter to the many Iranians yearning to breathe free in a modern, civilized country instead of a 7th-century tribal warrior theocracy, but to the Ahmadinejad regime itself, which many believe used the Hezbollah war to distract attention from its nuclear ambitions.  Why not praise the other end of the Axis of Evil in North Korea while you’re at it, guys?    Many worthy scientists contribute their research results faithfully to this rag, hoping for the prestige and publicity it carries; they are not responsible for what the editorial board thinks.  It would be one thing if Nature were pressuring Iranian scientists to push for democratic reforms in their country, so that Iran could join the community of nations in a spirit of rational diplomacy and scientific openness.  The whole editorial, by contrast, reeks of a blame-the-West attitude, while praising one of the most dangerous and irrational regimes in the world today for – what? – uncontested Darwinism and unrestricted stem cells.  Unbelievable.    Big Science may be infested with ultra-liberal bias (12/02/2004), but this is too far and over the top.  It’s time to clean house.  Along with Eric Pianka and Ward Churchill and the profs blaming Bush for 9/11, these guys are completely out of touch with reality, and should get an earful from Christian and Jewish scientists and citizens, to say nothing of moderate Muslims (who, incidentally, usually believe in intelligent design), and whichever scientists, educators, politicians have any sense left.  Outrageous positions deserve a broad-based and cogent response.    This is not the first time Nature (and Science, too, for that matter) have cast America and Israel in a bad light, and have polished the image of the Holocaust-deniers.  But this piece shows their true colors.  If they hate the democratic West and its Judeo-Christian, Darwin-doubting heritage so much, let them move to the Muslim utopias.  Let their women scientists don burqas and enjoy the time-honored traditions, like honor killings.  Let them subject themselves to daily disruption of peace and quiet from minaret loudspeakers blaring wails of men who can’t sing any better than crybabies.  Let them experience for themselves the torture prisons reserved for those who say a word against Allah or the tyrant in power.  Let them watch their little boys trained to hate from their earliest years, and taught to view, as the noblest ideal, the suicide bombing of as many Jews as possible on a bus or in a shopping mall.  Let them witness their science subverted to the goal of destroying the one small democratic safe haven in the Middle East that grants freedom to all scientists.     These minor inconveniences would apparently be tolerable to the editors of Nature in exchange for the sheer ecstasy of envisioning a Beulah land with uninhibited Darwinist preaching and unencumbered access to embryonic stem cells (08/13/2006).  If they long for such a promised land, it’s all there waiting for them in Tehran.  Let them kiss the face of Mahmoud, their favored patron of science, who is certainly relishing this vote of confidence from the leading scientific journal in the world.  How did it ever come to this?Update 09/20/2006: Nature got an earful from readers in three letters to the editor in the Sept. 20 issue.  The president of Tel Aviv university was “horrified” at the editorial.  He quickly reminded Nature of Iran’s abuses of human rights, denial of the Holocaust, and support of terrorism at home and abroad.  A scientist at the National Cancer Institute corrected the editorial’s mischaracterization of Iran as second in scientific productivity in the Middle East; in reality, it is sixth, when weighted for population.  A third letter from Oxford thought the editorial was an April Fool joke.  Speaking of Iran’s nuclear program, he quipped, “Perhaps when the fruit of this programme explodes in London, you will be writing an explanation of the humanistic ethics involved.”(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — July 24, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We can see another damp feeling type of day today, as clouds hold over all of Ohio, and we have another day of light precipitation to deal with. Today’s action favors better rain totals over the eastern half of the state, but we will not rule out action anywhere. In the east, we can see a tenth to half an  inch, and in the west a sprinkle to a few hundredths are possible. Still, there is likely less moisture around over a good 60% of the state than we saw yesterday.WE will even see some additional moisture for early Wednesday in east and northeast Ohio, although the rest of the state should be drying out and getting more sun there.Drying continues through Thursday, as humidity values fall.We still have a weak cold front sagging into the northern part of the state overnight Thursday night into early Friday, but moisture held by the wave is significantly lower. This will bring scattered showers totaling no more than a few hundredths to a tenth or two to 40% of the state north of I-70 in the overnight Thursday early Friday period. That forecast is lower on moisture totals and lower on coverage than our previous look and we would not be surprised to see the front wither to nearly nothing by the time we get there. We see nothing south of I-70.Dry weather back for the balance of Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday. We should see temps climb a bit over the weekend as south flow develops ahead of our next system.Monday we see our next storm complex moving into the state. The map at right shows a possible set up for just after sunrise Monday morning. Models have started to have a bit more disagreement on timing and duration, along with strength. We are seeing signs of the track and speed mimicking our last system this past weekend, moving slowly across the eastern corn belt due to a strong upper level ridge and high-pressure dome off the Atlantic coast. However, we are not making any changes to our forecast at this time, except to pull back on moisture for the Sunday night and Monday period. Right now, we are looking at a half to 1.5” and will pull coverage back to 70%. We are going to leave Tuesday and Wednesday dry this morning and challenge mother nature to give us a little more data. We will revisit the system tomorrow morning. We should be dry the remainder of the week.We are leaving the extended period alone this morning. We have dry weather through the 4th, and then have a system coming together in the western belt that will take a few days to push east. This will likely bring some half to 1-inch moisture potential back to the eastern corn belt for the 5th and 6th. High pressure returns on the backside of that system.last_img read more