Atletico beat Sevilla to stay in front in Spain

first_img “We are improving little by little,” Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said. “Possibly, this was one of the best matches we’ve played in a very long time.” Koke opened the scoring with a strike from near the penalty spot in the 35th minute; Gabi added to the lead with a shot that deflected off the back of a defender in the 78th; and Martinez came off the bench to seal the win with a well-placed left-footed shot from the top of the area in the 85th. It was the first Spanish league goal for the Colombian forward, who transferred from FC Porto. “We are thrilled to win in such a difficult environment,” Koke said. “Sevilla is one of our main rivals.” MADRID (AP): Jorge “Koke” Resurrecciun, Gabi Fernandez and substitute forward Jackson Martinez scored a goal each as Atletico Madrid defeated Sevilla 3-0 yesterday to win their second game in a row and keep pace with Barcelona atop the Spanish league. Atletico and Barcelona are among the only four teams to have won both matches to start the season, along with Celta Vigo and surprising Basque club Eibar. Celta and Eibar finished the second round atop the standings with six points and the same goal difference. Each team scored five goals and conceded one. Celta defeated Rayo Vallecano 3-0 on Saturday, while Eibar beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in their home opener yesterday. Real Madrid rebounded from a scoreless draw against newly promoted Sporting Gijon with a 5-0 rout of Real Betis in their first match at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, while Barcelona edged Malaga 1-0 at the Camp Nou yesterday. After struggling in their opener at home, Atletico picked up a convincing win at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla, showing that they have the strength to be considered an early contender for the title. Little improvementlast_img read more

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Female Locomotive Operator Asks for Support

first_imgThough there are jobs that are considered to be for men only, the current competition among workers is reducing that gap, and women are taking on many more demanding professions in the job market.Ms. Marion M. Teah, 43, has a career that is usually reserved for men in Liberia. She is a locomotive operator with China Union. It is a job that she enjoys, and hopes that with an increased salary from her employers, she would have less trouble taking care of the needs of her two daughters.“I operate the locomotive consisting of 25 wagons for each trip,” she told the Daily Observer in a recent interview. “Each trip I carry a total of about 63tons.”The train, moving from Monrovia to Bong Mines with Operator Marion in charge, also has a ‘breakman’ on board.“He helps to change the track for the train to change course during the journey,” she said, with a smile. “The train rumbles on at 40 miles per hour, and it takes me nearly two and half hours to reach my destination.”Her daughters are Marion Konneh, 25, presently a student at the Zion University, and Marionlyn Konneh, 20, who is about to enter college. They need financial support that can not necessarily be generated by their mother’s job to realize their dreams.Marion Konneh is studying Criminal Justice and hopes to help the country’s justice system; but her desires can only become reality if her mother earns enough.Operator Marion Teah’s husband died several years ago, leaving the care of her children squarely on her shoulders. She said the journey has not been easy.“I am an independent woman,” she told the Daily Observer, “and as such, I’m sometimes confronted with challenges that concern the education of my girls.”This is why she is appealing to good Liberians and companies to come to her aid.  “I want my children to complete their education and I can only do it when I obtain the necessary financial support for them,” she said.Thankfully, she does not pay rent since she built a home for her family in Sinkor, Monrovia.Before arriving at her current job in 2012, she worked for Amlib Mineral United as a mechanic. She trained with Geo Services until the company was closed in 2011. She then went to Buchanan Renewables (BRE) and and on to ArcelorMittal.Marion Teah graduated from the Accelerated Vocational Training Center, located on 12th Street in Monrovia in 2002.“It’s tough being a single mother with two girls,” she admitted, “but they are my own and I must sacrifice for them.”She is always at home with the children, except when she is on the night shift. “I am not afraid when I am traveling at night, and I am always confident doing my job,” she said.Though the money from the job is not enough to keep her children at school, it does not mean that they are facing immediate problems.“In spite of my relative stability, some financial help from well meaning Liberians will be a blessing to my kids,” she appealed to readers.It is an appeal that would go a long way to communicate to her children the concept of Liberians being their brothers’ keeper.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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IBEX, FED Train Village Saving Loan Members

first_imgThe USAID-sponsored Investing for Business Expansion  (IBEX) in collaboration with USAID Food and Enterprsie Development (FED) has completed a two-day training for several Village Savings and Loan Associations in Monrovia.The training was held recently at the Crown Hotel in Paynesvillie, outside Monrovia and was jointly facilitated by Food and Enterprise Development (FED) and IBEX.The participants were taught in business management, record keeping, cash-flow, budgeting and financial projections as well as requirements for accessing finance through commercial banks and non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) with emphasis on business registration, writing business plans, effective business management and proper record keeping.The training according to facilitators, was an eye opener for VSLAs to prepare themselves for future financial opportunities to expand and grow.  “The goal of any business is to make profit and expand”, they said.The IBEX  facilitators in separate statements  added that besides collaterals which banks also request for to gurantee loan repayments, financial institutions are more interested in business performance that is shown by the financial statement and track records, including cash-flow, balance sheet and income statement which indicate profitability or loss.“If you have not been in the practice of keeping your business and financial records, begin to do so after here”, one facilitator noted.They encouraged them (VSLAs) to open their accounts and deposit their money in the banks “because no bank or any financial institution will take the risk by lending to strangers”.  In another presentation, facilitators said  VSLA is an integral mechanism to providing much needed capital to value chain stakeholders such as farmers, processors, and traders, who are not traditionally eligible for bank loans as individuals.Farmers can use small loans from their VSLA to hire labor in their communities to help with farming activities and to invest in improved inputs and technology such as seed, fertilizer and irrigation.They challenged VSLA members to use loans to help members invest in value-added ventures such as processing and storage to further improve the competitiveness of their food crops.Established VSLAs with good record keeping systems and history of good financial management can be used as a platform for receiving larger loans as a group from the Central Bank, Micro-Finance Institutions, and traditional banks. To date, the USAID FED program has formed 122 VSLA groups, providing assistance to over 3,000 farmers.In separate remarks, the participants said the training afforded them  the opportunity to acquire more useful  knowledge and learn new skills, and they thanked USAID IBEX and USAID FED for the initiative.The participants were drawn from the leadership of five established VSLAs, including Pulukpeh, MOWEDE, Yarnwellie Agricultural Project, In God’s Hands, Kweigpa, and New Generational Women  in  Montserrado and Margibi Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Juventus too good for Utd on Ronaldo’s return

first_imgJose Mourinho’s men were handed a break before kick-off as Valencia’s 1-1 draw away to Young Boys means United still hold a two-point lead over the Spaniards, but a fourth defeat of the season will see speculation over Mourinho’s future increase once more.But for a series of excellent saves from David de Gea, the margin of defeat could have been far greater too as any momentum United gained from fightbacks against Newcastle and Chelsea in recent weeks in the Premier League faded away against one of the favourites to win the Champions League.Ronaldo was given a hero’s welcome on his previous visit to Old Trafford with Real Madrid in 2013 after scoring 118 goals for United in six seasons between 2003 and 2009 to help the Red Devils win three Premier League titles and the first of his five Champions Leagues.The Portuguese’s early days as Juventus player since making the move to Italy from Madrid this summer have been overshadowed by a rape allegation made against him in the United States.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has strongly denied the allegation and been backed by his new club, who paid 112 million euros ($129 million) for the 33-year-old in July.Cristiano Ronaldo has won on both his returns to Old Trafford with Real Madrid and Juventus after six seasons with Manchester United© AFP Oli SCARFFBut the reception he received from the United faithful this time was far more muted with only a mild cheer raised when his name in the Juventus line-up was announced.Ronaldo scored the winner in a contentious Champions League last-16 tie for Madrid five years ago, but this time played the role of provider for Dybala to be the match-winner.His cross intended for Juan Cuadrado ricocheted kindly off Chris Smalling into the path of Dybala to sweep the ball past De Gea for his fourth goal in two Champions League games.As Juventus dominated the rest of the first half, only De Gea stood in their way of killing the game off before the break.The Spaniard flew to his right to save Joao Cancelo’s fiercely-struck shot then produced a fine double save to parry Ronaldo’s free-kick and swat away Blaise Matuidi’s follow-up effort.Top scorer in this competition for the past six seasons, Ronaldo is still searching for his first Champions League goal for Juventus having been sent off after just 30 minutes of his European debut against Valencia and subsequently banned for a 3-0 victory over Young Boys.He couldn’t have done much more with an effort that soared towards De Gea’s top corner seven minutes into the second half only to see the United ‘keeper produce a miraculous right-handed save.Going behind brought out the best in Mourinho’s side against Newcastle and Chelsea to help ease the pressure on the manager.But the hosts failed to threaten until Paul Pogba’s curling shot from outside the box hit the post 15 minutes from time.Anthony Martial also tested Wojciech Szczesny late on but Juventus held out for a deserved victory.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo set up Paulo Dybala for Juventus’ winner in a 1-0 victory at Manchester United© AFP Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 24 – Cristiano Ronaldo emerged victorious again on his second return to Old Trafford, but this time did not get on the scoresheet as Juventus outclassed Manchester United to win 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.Instead Ronaldo played a supporting role by helping set up Paulo Dybala’s winner on 17 minutes as the Italian champions opened up a five-point lead over United at the top of Group H.last_img read more

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Governor vetoes bill on local schools

first_imgRichardson, a Democrat elected last month to fill out Millender-McDonald’s term in Congress, drafted a bill that would have made it clear that Carson parents do not need to reapply year after year for admittance to L.A. Unified. Carson officials, including Mayor Jim Dear, had hoped that she would introduce a bill redrawing the boundary. The agreement between the two districts already stipulates that parents need not apply for a transfer every year, but some parents say that L.A. Unified administrators are not abiding by it. Though the bill passed with wide margins in both houses of the Legislature, Schwarzenegger vetoed it because it restates the existing agreement. “This bill is unnecessary,” he wrote in a brief veto message. Richardson, who touted the bill during her congressional campaign as a component of her experience on education issues, could not be reached for comment Monday evening. Carson Councilman Mike Gipson, who lives in the affected area and transfers his son into an L.A. Unified elementary school, said he was disappointed by Schwarzenegger’s veto. “There is no enforcement” of the existing agreement, he said. “L.A. Unified is saying you have to get the release from Compton.” Gipson is running to replace Richardson in the Assembly. If elected, he said he hoped to work with Compton to redraw the boundary lines. Schwarzenegger signed two other bills Monday written by Richardson. One will allow the L.A. County Fair in Pomona to operate a satellite wagering facility, while the other will allow officers enforcing illegal-dumping regulations to obtain criminal background information. Both of those measures also passed the Legislature with broad support. gene.maddaus@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! month stint in the state Assembly. The bill, AB 1465, addressed the issue of Carson residents who want to transfer their children out of the Compton Unified School District. Carson residents who live north of University Drive are within the boundaries of Compton Unified. But few parents send their students there. The rest of the city is in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The late Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald authored a bill while she was in the Assembly in the 1990s that allowed Carson parents to transfer their children into L.A. Unified. At the time, Compton Unified was in receivership due to financial mismanagement. But many parents in the area remain frustrated that their tax dollars go to Compton Unified, and that they must annually reapply for their children to attend L.A. Unified schools. Many residents of north Carson want the district boundary redrawn so that they will be within L.A. Unified, though Compton strongly opposes such a move and several attempts at redrawing the line over the past 40 years have failed. CARSON: Proposal from ex-assemblywoman would have eased rules on district transfers. By Gene Maddaus STAFF WRITER Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday vetoed one of the bills written by South Bay Rep. Laura Richardson during her eight- last_img read more

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DDTV: MICHAEL MURPHY TALKS OF HIS HOPES FOR THE ULSTER SENIOR CLUB FINAL

first_imgGLENSWILLY forward Michael Murphy has spoken of the pride in his parish ahead of tomorrow’s senior club Ulster championship final with Ballinderry in Omagh.“It’s going to be tough,” says Murphy in this AIB Club Championship video.Click Play to Watch  DDTV: MICHAEL MURPHY TALKS OF HIS HOPES FOR THE ULSTER SENIOR CLUB FINAL was last modified: November 30th, 2013 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) Tags:Michael Murphyvideolast_img read more

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DONEGAL BOY LEFT DEVASTATED AFTER DREAM HOLIDAY FALLS THROUGH

first_imgA 13-year-old Buncrana boy has been left devastated after a dream holiday was ruined when he wasn’t able to acquire tickets to a comic convention in America. Lochláinn Kelly from Buncrana had been planning his ‘dream’ holiday to San Diego since he was 11.Lochláinn suffers from Aspergers Syndrome but is a highly functioning child with an incredible talent in animation. Lochláinn along with his older brother Rory, a former Finn Harps and Derry City goalkeeper, excitedly logged on at 5pm for the start of the sale.However, after countless attempts to book the ‘Golden’ tickets to Comic Con and frenetic refreshing of the page, their heart sank when they quickly discovered Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the preview day had all sold out in record time.Lochláinn was left absolutely devastated and didn’t want to speak to anyone, who couldn’t hide his disappointment.The holiday he had planned for two years was now ruined. His brother Rory has started an online campaign to create awareness of what happened Lochláinn in the hope that somebody somewhere reads his history and gives him a pass to the event.Rory posted the following on his Facebook account, “Last week I posted a status about my 13-year old brother and a trip he had been planning towards for the last two years.Each of his Birthdays, he asked for just dollars towards going to Comic Con in San Diego in 2015.“For my brother, Lochláinn, this was the be-all and end-all. Go to Comic Con, meet his heroes, see LA during that time and come home ready to take on the world.“As many of you may be aware, Lochláinn is a highly functioning kid with Aspergers Syndrome, and you could imagine how important such an event would be. “Who else would put two years of preparation into a trip at the ages of 11, 12 and 13? His talents in animation are gob-smacking, and similar to other kids putting hours of work into playing a sport or an instrument, this is his game.“But last week, his dreams came crashing down with nothing but a drawn-out fall.“Having woken excitedly earlier in the morning, he ensured that everything was ready so he would get his hands on the holy grail.“He sat awaiting the screen which allowed him into the waiting room for the sale. Once it hit 5pm, the sale began. With the refresh nature of the page, 120 seconds would elapse before refreshing automatically. “In short, we waited for 30 of these cycles. Saturday sold out. Friday sold out. Sunday sold out. And finally, the preview day sold out. Not one word was said.“He abruptly closed his laptop, and walked upstairs with sheer disappointment covering every single millimetre of his face.“For all the reassuring we had done during this process, he was one, of many, that wasn’t successful in his quest for tickets. What would be a trip of a lifetime to most people, he deterred the idea of even bothering to go to LA for holiday, calling it ‘pointless’.“I am fully aware that there are thousands of others in the same boat – no doubt about that.“But I am sure that the disappointment he is feeling will last ten times longer than anyone else’s. Everyone tastes disappointment and has to get over it at some stage.“But spare a thought for my brother – his dreams have been taken away from him as quick as a candle being blown out.“What we’re hoping to do now is try and generate a bit of online interest and somehow get our hands on a pass for him to attend this event.“There is no financial issue or anything like that, more just getting a pass which would help Lochláinn dreams come true.“Please like and share and hopefully in a few days, we might be able to get something sorted. Thanks x #‎LochlainnCon‬.”DONEGAL BOY LEFT DEVASTATED AFTER DREAM HOLIDAY FALLS THROUGH was last modified: March 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Comic ConDreamFeaturesholidayLochlainn KellynewsRuinedlast_img read more

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Rosses CDP to host wellbeing summer camp for kids

first_imgRosses CDP are to host a wellbeing summer camp in the Rosses CDP, Chapel Road, Dungloe from Monday the 17th July to Friday the 21st July 10am to 1pm each day for children aged 4 – 8 yrs. This summer camp is to develop self esteem, a positive mindset in a fun and interactive way activities through physical exercise and games etc. This will be run bilingually (beidh Gaelige labhartha sa campa) which give a opportunity for children to develop their language. Cost €25 euro per child and each child will need to bring a packed lunch. This will run depending on numbers. To book contact 074 95 61686/0879615775.Walk on Wednesdays for the month July, meet Breege at Lidl carpark at 10am. This is a fun social walk followed by a cuppa at the shed on Dungloe riverwalk. Flat surface suitable for all abilities. Tel the Rosses CDP 074 9561686 for further information. Chair Aerobics every Thursday from 12 pm to 1pm in the Rosses CDP. This exercise is for men and women and suitable for all abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. €5 per class.Social Bridge has discontinued for the summer in the Rosses CDP until September.Siopa Pobal na Rosann thank you for all your donations into the shop, but unfortunately we cannot except electrical goods.Rosses CDP to host wellbeing summer camp for kids was last modified: July 7th, 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:Rosses CDPsummer campwellbeinglast_img read more

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Redknapp keen to cause City problems

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp is hopeful his side can maintain their recent improved form when they face champions Manchester City at Loftus Road on Saturday.Having been woeful in 4-0 losses at Tottenham and Manchester United earlier in the season, Rangers were much more competitive in recent narrow defeats against Liverpool and Chelsea.And the battling display at Stamford Bridge has convinced Redknapp that a corner has been turned following the dreadful start to the campaign.Chelsea v QPR player ratingsHe said: “I think it gives us encouragement. To come away from home and be hard to beat is important.“I felt we got it all wrong when we went to Tottenham early in the season and stood off them, let them have the ball and didn’t make a tackle.“We can’t play like that. You can’t play football that way. That’s been the difference.“We’ve got a big game next week, a good game – Man City at home. Hopefully we can give them a real tough game as well.”Rangers hope to have former City players Joey Barton and Nedum Onuoha back from injury along with Jordon Mutch.All three players have been out with hamstring problems but have been pencilled in for a return to training this week.See also:Injured QPR men could return against CityChelsea v QPR player ratingsRangers boss hails ‘outstanding’ DunneAustin has proven himself, says QPR bossRangers trio look set to rejoin squadZamora in line for Rangers recall Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Mo and Mo lead Alumni to victory

first_imgMo Charlo said the rims inside Jay Willard Gymnasium felt the same as they did 17 years ago, in 2001, when he last took the floor as a Eureka Logger. On Saturday night, the Nevada Wolf Pack star turned international professional basketball player dropped 14 points including a couple of thunderous dunks as his team of Logger alumni overcame an 18 point halftime deficit to defeat the Loggers varsity team 88-78 Saturday night at Eureka High.“It was fun to come back,” Charlo said. “I haven’t been …last_img read more

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