“I look better coach than the three Champions”

first_imgHe left because he said that same group of players could not win titles. How it has changed so much.What changed was my eight months out. The team is more or less the same. There are beautiful moments and accept criticism after having won a lot. To regain success I only believe in work and patience. We want to give the fans another joy.There is no talk about the flower of Zidane. Better coach than the three Champions?Yes, I look better. I see myself progressing. In life too, as a person. You learn from situations, from people around you. I listen a lot to the people who are with me, which is very valid. My goal is to progress. The flower thing… I don’t know, everyone… That won’t change. You can think one thing from me and next to another that thinks totally different. I accept it. I like what I do, my work, I give my heart, the rest I can’t control. I remain convinced.The other semifinal and the future of Valverde.Valverde is what happens to all coaches. I don’t want to get into that. That match was like that. For a moment I thought that Barcelona was going to win the match, Atlético competes until the end.Does winning or losing affect signings or exits?It is a trophy, we think only of a trophy. I only worry about that.Does the athletic rush make you more dangerous?I don `t believe. It is a team that defends well, but also attacks well. We may think that it is a different game from Barcelona, ​​but it is a strong team and we are prepared.Many tactical changes. What do you think of what they called aligner?It’s not like that. We prepare the matches. We always look good, good, good rival. We look at the offensive and defensive phase. It is important to know the rival, how they play. But the important thing is us. Zidane appeared before the press to analyze the Spanish Super Cup final between Atlético and Real Madrid which will be played this Sunday in the Saudi city of Jeddah (8:00 pm Spanish time).Despite the casualties, new final. The message.We know what we are going to play. We come for that. We are prepared to make a great match.Final NinthNothing changes for us. It’s the DNA of this club, it’s a big club. Players live to play these games. There is no more pressure. It is important because there is a trophy.Joao Felix.I have no doubt that he is a player of the present and the future. I don’t know if among the top three in the world. Everyone can comment. He is a very good player. Atlético has signed him because he is a soccer player of the future.Five midfieldersI will not say how we are going to play. We know that the important thing is what is done in the offensive phase, not so much the drawing. Everyone can interpret it differently. Like a 4-4-2 when it’s a 4-3-3 … We know we have good things. It is what matters to us.Its continuity was questioned a few months ago. What is your secret formula.There is no secret formula. If we lose two games, the same thing will happen. We can only work, and work well. I believe a lot in this template. We have the best and always have to prove it.The Super Cup is no longer a residual trophy. New format.I don’t know, I don’t have much opinion. The Federation has put it that way and we have come. We take the opportunity given by the competition. And all of us who play are here to win them. I’m glad to be in Spain, where they like football and life.last_img

Drunken man stabs grill man

first_imgStephen McLeod, 29, a grill man employed at Polo Tropical, is now in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after he was attacked and stabbed about his body by a drunken man on Sunday at about 15:30hrs.McLeod was reportedly standing in front of a popular bar on Lamaha Street, Georgetown when he was approached by an unknown man who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. The man began to verbally abuse McLeod, and a scuffle reportedly ensued, during which the man pulled out a knife and dealt McLeod three stabs to his body — to his right shoulder, the right side of his upper back, and to the left side of his chest.McLeod fell to the ground, and was quickly picked up and rushed by public-spirited persons to the GPHC’s Emergency Unit, where he remains a patient.The attacker fled the scene, but is being sought by Police. The knife which he used to commit the act was found at the scene.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Trailer Fire

first_imgresidential trailer fire yesterday afternoon in Fort St. John, in the City Centre trailer park… This is Deputy Fire Chief Curtis Redpath….. [asset|aid=43|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Curtis Redpath – Trailer Fire_1_Pub.mp3] Take Clip: Redpath “no injuries were reported” .14 There is no dollars-and-cents estimate but, Curtis says there was considerable damage to the trailer itself. He also confirmed the fire did not spread to the contents.- Advertisement –last_img read more

MLA Pimm appointed new role in B.C. Legislature

first_img“It’s an important part of our democratic process,” Pimm said. “I am really looking forward to the honour of serving as Deputy Chair.”At the start of every Session, the Legislature appoints an MLA to be Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole.The role of the Committee of the Whole is to provide a final opportunity for MLAs to ask questions in the final stages of a bill before it is put to an official vote in the Legislature.- Advertisement –last_img

‘Doping not a problem in football’ as World Cup draw takes place

first_img0Shares0000FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks prior to the start of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow on December 1, 2017 © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Dec 1 – FIFA President Gianni Infantino denied Friday that doping was a problem in football shortly before the draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia took place in the Kremlin.President Vladimir Putin is expected to address the footballing world that has descended upon Moscow, in the midst of a freezing winter, to find out who will play who, when and where at the competition next year. Putin and Russia will hope to make the draw itself a memorable occasion and turn the focus to football, and the setting, by Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral, could scarcely be grander.But with Russia’s participation at next year’s Winter Olympics in serious doubt over doping allegations, Infantino sought to distance football and the World Cup hosts from any suspicion.Russia have been stripped of a third of the medals they won as hosts of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and last week a ban on the country taking part in international athletics was upheld by the sport’s governing body the IAAF.But Infantino claimed that the level of testing in football is sufficient to show that the game is largely clean.“I don’t think there are many other international sports organisations who are doing as many anti-doping tests as football is doing,” Infantino told a press conference.“If you would have a serious doping issue in football this would be known by now, whether in Russia or any other country of the world.”The build-up to the Russia World Cup has been overshadowed by talk of the controversial awarding of the tournament in the first place, of the friction between Putin’s regime and the West, and of fears over terrorism and hooliganism.But now football’s biggest superstars, from Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, will find out who stands between them and World Cup glory as the draw takes place in the State Kremlin Palace.The moment has come for Joachim Loew’s Germany side to discover who they will meet as they look to become the first nation to successfully defend the title since Brazil in 1962.Messi and Ronaldo, the two players who have dominated the game’s biggest individual accolades over the last decade, will hope to avoid tough draws for Argentina and Portugal respectively in what will surely be those players’ final opportunity to lift the trophy.– Heavyweight contests? –Germany, Brazil and Argentina are all in the first pot along with France, European champions Portugal, Belgium, Poland and the hosts.Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup final draw at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 1, 2017 © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVBut if those nations are certain of avoiding each other, danger lurks in pot two, where the Spanish — the 2010 winners rebuilt into a formidable force by Julen Lopetegui — lie along with England.“Whatever happens we will accept it gladly and sportingly. I don’t waste energy thinking about who I prefer and who I don’t,” said Lopetegui, but Spain and England will be crossing their fingers in the hope of being paired with Poland or the Russians.FIFA will keep apart sides from the same continent with the exception of Europe, which has 14 representatives to go into eight groups.Most sections will therefore contain two European nations, raising the prospect of England or Spain meeting Germany or France in heavyweight contests right away.France and Spain were even drawn together during one practice run of the draw, while alternatively, there is the possibility of England being drawn with Iceland, who humiliated them at Euro 2016.“Our mindset has to be that every opponent at this tournament is a team that can beat you. Equally, every opponent is a team we can beat,” England manager Southgate said Thursday.– Maradona and Lineker –The build-up to the Russia World Cup has been overshadowed by talk of the controversial awarding of the tournament in the first place, of the friction between Putin’s regime and the West, and of fears over terrorism and hooliganism © AFP / Yuri KADOBNOV“Before the draw, there is nothing you can do. You just wait. You need some luck to win the World Cup and it begins here with the draw,” added former France coach Laurent Blanc, who won the World Cup as a player in 1998.Blanc is in Moscow to act as an assistant, along with fellow former trophy winners such as Gordon Banks, Fabio Cannavaro, Carles Puyol and a certain Diego Maradona.Germany’s Miroslav Klose, the leading scorer in tournament history, will bring out the trophy, while former England striker-turned TV presenter Gary Lineker will conduct the ceremony along with the Russian journalist Maria Komandnaya.Looking forward to the occasion more than most will be Iceland, the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists making their World Cup debut, and Central American outsiders Panama.Peru and Egypt make long-awaited returns too, and those nations will add something new to a tournament that will be deprived, among others, of four-time winners Italy, the Netherlands and the United States.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Championship round-up: Watford vanquish Millwall to go top

first_img1 Watford players celebrate Watford may have had four managers this season but that hasn’t stopped them storming to the top of the Championship with a 3-1 victory over Millwall.The Hornets went a goal down after just 12 minutes at Vicarage Road as Martyn Woolford struck for the visitors but current manager Slavisa Jokanovic inspired his troops who hit back through Matej Vydra, Daniel Tozser and Gianni Munari to claim pole position in the table ahead of Derby County.The Rams, led by Steve McClaren, looked like claiming a win over Brentford at Griffin Park when Chris Martin scored after 27 minutes but the Bees produced a comeback of their own as Andre Gray scored just after the restart and Stuart Dallas notched four minutes into added time.In the day’s late kick off, Bournemouth surged up to second as they defeated Brighton 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at Dean Court.Gordon Greer’s header for the hosts was cancelled out swiftly by Adriano Colunga, before Marc Pugh acrobatically restored the Cherries’ lead only for Sam Baldock to net his first goal for Albion.However, Bournemouth refused to give up and when Lewis Dunk brought down Callum Wilson in the box, substitute Yann Kermorgant made no mistake from the spot.Meanwhile, Middlesbrough climbed from sixth to third as the Championship remains as tight as ever.Boro dispatched Rotherham with relative ease as Patrick Bamford and Yanic Wildschut put them 2-0 up in 20 minutes.Jordan Bowery was sent off for the Millers after kicking out at George Friend ten minutes later and Lee Tomlin put a gloss on the scoreline for Aitor Karanka’s side, making it 3-0 late on.Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest’s abysmal run of form continued as Huddersfield beat them by the same score at the John Smith’s Stadium, Joel Lynch, Nakhi Wells and Grant Holt grabbed the goals for Chris Powell’s team.Ipswich Town boosted their promotion hopes with a 2-0 triumph over Blackpool as David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy notched and Blackburn did similar as they defeated Reading 3-1 at Ewood Park.Prior to kick off Leeds United named Neil Redfearn as their new head coach but he couldn’t stop them falling to a 3-1 loss away at Cardiff City.There was a six-goal thriller at the DW Stadium as Wigan and Fulham drew 3-3 with Bryan Ruiz hitting home a penalty two minutes from time to stun the Latics on home soil.Goals from Royston Drenthe and Igor Vetokele saw Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton share the spoils at The Valley in a 1-1 draw.Meanwhile, in the day’s early clash, Birmingham City’s new boss Gary Rowett started life in the St Andrews hotseat with a 0-0 draw against Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.last_img read more


first_imgChampionshipSenior Championship:Preliminary Round: 13th July and 20th July Milford v St. Eunan’s Semi finals:Dates: 1st leg: 3rd August or 10th August2nd Leg: 17th August or 24th August Moville v TermonGlenfin v Milford/St Eunan’s Final: 31st August or 7th September*********************Intermediate Championship: Preliminary Round: 13th July and 20th JulyAodh Ruadh v Ardara Semi finals:Dates: 1st leg: 3rd August or 10th August 2nd Leg: 17th August or 24th AugustFour Masters v ConvoyGaoth Dobhair v Aodh Ruadh/Ardara Final: 31st August or 7th September***********************Junior Championship:Quarter Finals: 13th July and 20th JulyBuncrana v St NaulsN.Conaill v N.ColumbaCarndonagh v CloughaneelySemi finals:1st leg: 3rd August or 10th August2nd Leg: 17th August or 24th AugustBuncrana/St Nauls v N.Conaill/N.ColumbaCarndonagh/Cloughaneely v DungloeFinal: 30th/31st August or 6th/7th September******************Junior B Championship:Preliminary Round: 13th July and 20th JulyKillybegs v KilcarGlenswilly v N.MuireQuarter Finals:Dates: 1st leg: 3rd August or 10th August2nd Leg: 17th August or 24th AugustConvoy B v Red HughsGlenswilly/N.Muire v Termon BKillybegs/Kilcar v LiffordMalin v UrrisSemi finals: 30th/31st August or 6th/7th SeptemberKillybegs/Kilcar/Lifford v Glenswilly/N.Muire/Termon BConvoy B/Red Hughs v Malin/UrrisFinal: TbcDONEGAL LGFA: CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS IN FULL was last modified: June 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spotlight on Raheem: How Sterling responded to his critics at Wembley

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate included Raheem Sterling in his team to face Nigeria after the player had been in the public eye for the last week following two controversies on the eve of the World Cup.The Harlesden-raised Manchester City star came in for criticism after having a gun tattoo on his right leg before it was revealed he arrived a day late for the England training camp.Sterling’s inclusion in the World Cup warm-up match showed Southgate’s faith in the forward, who repaid him with a lively display – but it was not without more controversy.ReceptionThe social media response towards Sterling in the last week has been largely supportive and – with the spotlight firmly on him at Wembley – it was a similar reaction.His name was cheered by the home fans and, while he was jeered by the Nigeria supporters, he was not on his own in that aspect.Those jeers did intensify, however, when he was booked for a clear dive while looking to win a second-half penalty – an incident likely to see him come in for more stick in the coming days.Embed from Getty ImagesAttacking threatSterling’s finishing vastly improved at Manchester City in the last year but it remains to be seen if that is natural development or the fact Pep Guardiola’s side created so many chances to begin with.He lifted an early chance wide of goal as he looked to add to his two previous international strikes.Sterling later broke the offside trap but could not find a colleague with a low cross before firing narrowly over when picked out by Jesse Lingard towards the end of the first half.Work-rateSterling always puts in a shift and his running caused problems for the Nigeria defence, particularly in the first half when he had the Super Eagles chasing shadows on a couple of occasions.He was taken off for Marcus Rashford late on having grafted to little success after the interval.Embed from Getty ImagesTeamworkLingard said on Friday that the England squad had reassured Sterling following the media outcry over his tattoo.He looked to repay that by providing for his team-mates at Wembley and a great interchange with Ashley Young almost presented the Manchester United man with a goal.Sterling also laid on Harry Kane’s goal, a strike which proved to be the match winner, and played his part when required.An important responseSterling is all-but a confirmed starter for Southgate in England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia and he showed that he can do his talking on the pitch.He needs to bring his City finishing to the international stage to add to his measly goal return and the silly dive in the second half will be something Southgate will not want to see moving forward.Sterling clearly has the support of the majority of the football-watching public and he will be hoping to repay that in kind over the coming month. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Mandela still uniting South Africa: Tutu

first_img2 July 2013 Former president Nelson Mandela continues to unite South Africa, even from his hospital bed, says Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. “Even stricken as he is in hospital, Madiba is uniting the nation again – this time in prayer,” Tutu said at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Sunday. Messages of support and prayers have been pouring in since the elder statesman was admitted to hospital in Pretoria on 8 June with a recurring lung infection. His doctors say his condition is stable but critical. Tutu said: “We come here not to lament … but to remember some of our most precious moments. We come here to honour.” Thanking God for the incredible person that Nelson Mandela is, Tutu said: “We pray for his comfort and dignity.” Also present at Sunday’s opening was National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel, who served as finance minister during Mandela’s administration from 1994 to 1999. Manuel recalled the times when Mandela called in members of his Cabinet for a talk. The experience, he said, was not like that of a president disciplining a minister, but more like a father talking to a son or daughter. Manuel told the gathering that he did not want to go down memory lane, but would rather talk about some of Mandela’s trademark characteristics: being cool, calm and collected; caring about people; nation-building; understanding leadership; and being a loyal and dedicated member of the African National Congress. “Nation-building is what he woke up to and spoke of every day,” Manuel said. On the cool and calm Mandela, Manuel recalled the day of Mandela’s release from Victor Verster Prison, 11 February 1990, and how the newly released political prisoner had become separated from his convoy. Somehow they had “fetched and lost” Madiba, Manuel said, until the police told them where he was having tea. When Mandela saw them, he said: “I was getting worried about you chaps. What took you so long?” Sunday’s opening was attended by a cross-section of politicians and civil society activists. Manuel, Tutu and other speakers made a special point of thanking Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and the City of Cape Town for conceiving and holding the exhibition, which they said represented Mandela’s vision of unity in diversity. De Lille said that South Africans were free today because “of the strong sense of freedom that lives so freely in him”. She said she wanted to celebrate Mandela in his lifetime, adding: “There is a reason we are here today: it is because Madiba is part of all of us and he gave a part of himself to all of us.” On 18 July, Mandela’s 95th birthday, South Africa and the rest of the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day, which encourages people to spend 67 minutes doing something of benefit to others. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Former child soldier turns his story into a graphic novel

first_imgChildren’s rights activist Michel Chikwanine was kidnapped as a five-year-old and used as a child soldier in Democratic Republic of Congo. Now he has turned his story into a graphic novel. It is aimed at children from 10 years old and up. He wants to educate that age group about the issue. At the age of five, Michel Chikwanine was kidnapped and forced to become a child soldier. He has turned his story into a graphic novel. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube) Priya PitamberWhen Michel Chikwanine was just five years old his life changed irrevocably during a soccer game near his school in Democratic Republic of Congo. Rebel militiamen kidnapped him and the other children and forced them to become child soldiers.In a drug-infused daze, he was blindfolded and told to shoot. His victim was his best friend. “I was forced literally to kill my best friend as an initiation process into the army,” Chikwanine told US news website The World Post. “That’s something I will never forget, and I still fight with every single day.”He was one of the lucky ones who managed to escape after a few weeks and find his family again. They eventually fled to Uganda, and in 2004 made it to Canada as refugees. His father, a human rights activist, was killed in the conflict at home.But his experiences have led him to raise awareness about the issue of child soldiers, and he has become a children’s rights activist.Chikwanine wrote a graphic novel, Child Soldiers: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War, with co-author Jessica Dee Humphreys and illustrator Claudia Davila. It’s aimed at children aged 10 to 14.“It chronicles my experience in escaping this deal and ending up in a refugee camp with my family and escaping a war that affected so many people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,” he said.More than just a graphic novelChikwanine said illustrator Davila did a great job of depicting the story “in a very real way but also not making it too violent for young people”. Michel Chikwanine commended the illustrations by Claudia Davila in his book, Child Soldiers: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube)There was an educational resource at the end of the book to help young people figure out how they could get back to their communities, should they find themselves being used as child soldiers, Chikwanine said. “It’s one of the most important parts of the book because as much as my story is so important, taking action and ending the problem is just as important.”Another educational aspect of the book is that it provides a wider view of the conditions that led to the conflict in his country.“When we talk about Africa, or any other part of the world, it’s always talked about in headlines,” he told The World Post. “Africa has a very stereotypical mention of being very violent and poor, but we forget to mention the context of the conflict and the poverty. It leads people to conclude the very stereotypical idea of what Africa is, and that’s not what it is.”Worldwide problemUsing children as soldiers in conflict is not isolated to Africa. According to Canada’s Toronto Public Library, “an estimated 250 000 children in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, 40% of which include girls, have been kidnapped, stolen, forced and brainwashed to do the dirty deeds of violent captors in countries where political, economic, and humanitarian disputes have turned into lengthy and bloody wars”. Children are used as soldiers across the world, according to the United Nations. (Image: Human Rights)“Young people have to understand the complexities of what’s happening in the world,” Chikwanine told Toronto’s CBC Radio. “We can’t hide it from them — because whether we like it or not, it’s happening to five-year-olds in the Congo, in South America, in the Middle East and there are gangs here [in Canada] as well.”last_img read more