“It is normal for Courtois to think like this, there are many games left to cut two points”

first_imgRivaldo refers to the statements through which Courtois stated that it could be “unfair” for Barça to be champion, with 2 factors margin over Actual Madrid, when within the Classics this season there was a draw and a white win. “We’ve confirmed to be a greater workforce than them,” he stated. “Courtois’s phrases don’t appear controversial to me as a result of they are completely normal feedback coming from a footballer who is combating for the title and who is aware of that, underneath normal circumstancesHe would have quite a lot of games forward of him to cut the two-point distinction, “stated the Betfair ambassador. On this sense, the Brazilian stated he didn’t know “any membership” that is not ready to overcome their positions and that he didn’t really feel unhealthy a couple of cancellation of the League earlier than the hour. “One of the best factor is that the championship will be completed and solely thus crown the brand new champion,” he stated.However, requested the Barça coach, Quique Setién, to take a look at La Masía within the occasion of a resumption of the championship to alleviate the quick squad at his command. “Barcelona determined to promote some gamers in January, which, with the accidents suffered by Suárez or Dembélé, has left a brief squad. Setién is going to have to rigorously handle his sources at this stage and can certainly have to pull folks from the quarry, “he stated.The previous participant was involved about having to play behind closed doorways, one thing that he understands is inevitable and dangerous for Barça. “Barça have gained 13 games and have solely conceded a draw, in opposition to Actual Madrid, at their stadium. I think that taking part in behind closed doorways can be an issue for them to obtain the title“, he claimed.Lastly, on the dangers from the coronavirus, he was optimistic. “I think that within the elite groups have good medical groups and sufficient measures to nearly get rid of any danger to the well being of the gamers. They may take all the required care. The whole lot will end up effectively,” he concluded.center_img The previous participant of FC Barcelona Rivaldo has normalized the statements of Actual Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on the potential early closure of the season and champion Barça, as a result of he believes he is proper that there are too many games left to overcome the two factors of drawback.last_img read more

Alab + Puso

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But his new role as head coach of the country’s lone representative in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) has opened another set of challenges.“For so long, you’re playing on the court and you’re trying to make the big shots, you’re trying to give the correct assists. Now, being on the sideline, the focus is how can I put the team in the best position possible to be successful,” says the six-time PBA champion.“It’s almost like you’re back in school. You study how you can help the team, study your next opponent. But I don’t think there’s anything I didn’t expect. I think just in terms of planning, a lot of time goes into it.”But then, there’s a bit of worry: Remember when they said great athletes make horrible coaches?ADVERTISEMENT No basketball-loving Pinoy fan, for sure, wants that to happen to Alapag. Not to this smallest guy with the biggest heart who unleashed dagger triples against long-time nemesis South Korea. Not to this captain who personified the Gilas Pilipinas team chant puso (heart) when he carried the country to its first World Cup victory in 40 years.Coaching perilsAlapag, though, knows the perils of coaching. He’s not too nervous, he says, since he tries to equip himself as much as he can.“It’s about the same as playing, or maybe a little harder just because your perspective of the game is much broader when you’re a coach,” says the 39-year-old Alapag. “You’re not on the court so you’re able to see what’s happening. And you have to do your best to break it all down and teach it to the team.”So maybe Alapag does know better, never mind the horror coaching stories. And perhaps, as some would think, isn’t there a Phil Jackson for every Magic Johnson?“It depends on the person, the player’s transition to coaching,” Alapag points out. “My approach going to this first head coaching job is leaning on the coaches that I played for, especially coach Chot (Reyes) and coach Norman (Black).”“A lot of my coaching influence is between the two of them—just picking their brains, their knowledge of the game,” he says. “I just feel very fortunate that in the last 14 years of my playing career, I’ve been able to be near them, learn from them and win with them. Hopefully, I can apply their advice this coming season.”As much as he has picked up pointers from Reyes, his coach in Gilas Pilipinas and Talk ’N Text, and Black, his mentor in Meralco, Alapag has also put in a lot of himself in formulating his own Xs and Os.“I’ve learned from them, and at the same time, I’m going by my experience—what made the teams I played for successful in terms of culture, environment. And of course, just working hard. Throughout my career that was really something I held on to very strongly—my work ethic,” says the former PBA Most Valuable Player.Sustain edge Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Alapag thinks how he is as a coach is pretty much how he was as a player—the kind that drops by early in the gym and stays late “to sustain that edge.”“Every year there are new players always wanting to prove themselves. And as you get older, you want to keep that edge. And the only way to do that is to continue putting in the work, continue to be consistent with your work ethic. I want to apply that same thing in terms of coaching,” he says. “But now, instead of doing the shooting, the ball handling, it’s now watching videos, now it’s studying. Again, it’s like I’m back in school, learning.”And Alapag can get meticulous in learning. His passion for perfecting that stroke from beyond the arc—which, by the way, led to a PBA record for most number of career three-point shots made—runs similar to his current passion of wanting all coaching bases covered.Clearly, it’s one reason he tapped another PBA great, Danny Seigle, as one of his deputies.A different perspective“He’s one of the best players who ever played in the PBA. His basketball mind is very, very helpful to me,” says Alapag. “He’s another set of eyes. He might see something that I don’t, especially because he was a big guy in his career and I was never really much down there in the post in my career. It’s just a different perspective.”Alapag also doesn’t mind having around Mac Cuan, last year’s coach who slid down as assistant after steering Alab to a third-place finish.“His experience with the team last year is so important because this is my first time,” he says. “I’m leaning on him a lot in terms of his experience with the team.”Alapag, too, wants his relationship with his players—from young guns like Ray Parks to veterans like Dondon Hontiveros—to be just as smooth.“I want to establish relationships with these guys so that it’s not just a player-coach,” says Alapag. “I really want it to be a family environment. When you can create that environment, and then there are tough times later on, you can get through it. Just like any family that deals with hardship or any struggle.” Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s a whiteboard in the gym that neatly lists the team’s task for the day. Below the date, there’s an outline that starts with a warm up and goes down to the drills and different plays—pinky, zipper side, shirt.It’s a detailed to-do list crafted by a leader so meticulous but at the same time creative.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I’m definitely very detailed, but at the same time, I want to give these guys the freedom to play,” says Jimmy Alapag, the new coach of Tanduay Alab Pilipinas. “I want them to play to their strengths.”“I feel like the best basketball players are focused and disciplined, but there’s also the freedom to let them do what they do best,” he adds. “That’s what I encourage the guys [to] just play and do what [they] feel will make our team successful. I don’t want to give any limitations to what they can do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFor some, it might take some getting used to seeing Alapag orchestrating plays from the sidelines instead of the hardcourt where his leadership, on-court vision and incredible will to win made him a Philippine basketball legend.New role OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson As the day’s practice wraps up, Alapag notes it’s all about fine-tuning, now that it’s only a week away before Alab opens its campaign versus Hong Kong Eastern.“Anytime you get an opportunity to play the defending champion on opening night, it’s going to be a challenge,” he says. “It will give us a great barometer of where we are as a team. Whatever happens, it’s a long season.”Definitely, there’s still time for Alapag to learn. But hopefully, it won’t take long for him to start listing those wins.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson First-timers, Soguilon make their marklast_img read more

Union secures 6.5 % salary increase for GPL staff

first_imgAfter about six months, negotiations between the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) and management of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) concluded on Friday with the parties signing off on salary increases for the power company’s staff who come under the purview of the union.The salary increase will be retroactive to January 1, 2017. General Secretary of NAACIE, Dawchan Nagasar told the Department of Public Information (DPI) thatChief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle hands over agreement to General Secretary of NAACIE, Dawchan Nagasarapart from increases on the actual salaries, there are a number of other incentives that will boost staffers’ finances paid.“The company and the union has agreed to a 3 percent in scale increments and a 3.5 percent across the board which total 6.5… (There are also increases in) meal allowances, commuters’ allowance for meter readers, night shift premiums and other incentives for persons climbing poles, towers … Also increases and over-time for those working the sick shift and also an agreement for annual performance incentive”, the General Secretary is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.It was disclosed that another cycle of negotiations will commence soon. Chief Labour Officer of the Social Protection Ministry, Charles Ogle said, “Don’t let us sign one-year agreements because as you are signing here now, it’s time to start the negotiations. We should look at two years or probably three years. Most people have been going that way, even five years is considered.”He added that salary negotiations for the GPL staff should begin “the latest, in the second quarter.” Further, it has been noted that throughout the negotiations there has been much back and forth amidst disagreements however both sides were satisfied with the outcome.Chief Executive Officer (ag) of GPL, Renford Homer added that the level of professionalism that was maintained throughout the negotiations has resulted in both parties coming to an agreement, with hopes of improvement in the coming year.“With the recognition that we needed to be quite prudent in our deliberation as to what we considered to be a reasonable increase in salaries, and I think that level of maturity and understanding came out of these engagements,” Homer said.last_img read more

Weekend weather causes small power outages

first_imgThe weekend weather also played a part in a series of local area power outages, although BC Hydro indicates in each of them, the number of impacted customers was less than ten.The longest outage, blamed on adverse weather, was in an area North of Hudson’s Hope and it began about 4pm Friday afternoon.Hydro’s last update, late yesterday afternoon, indicated power would be restored early this morning, to rural customers along both sides of Highway 29.- Advertisement -Another outage, Hydro said was due to a tree down across power lines, was reported from about 9:15 Saturday morning to 6pm last night on the South Moberly road.There were two disruptions, from roughly from 7pm to to 11pm last night in Dawson Creek and Rolla…and at least one of those was again due to a tree down across Hydro wires.Finally, a lightning strike was given as the cause of an outage north of Fort St. John, from just before 5.30 yesterday afternoon to about 8.30 last night, in the Wonowon area.Advertisementlast_img read more

Juventus top MLS All-Stars on penalties

first_imgAfter Wright-Phillips’ effort bounced off the post to leave Juventus up 4-3 — Mattia De Sciglio fired into the upper left corner past Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen to settle it.Andrea Favilli had put Juventus ahead in the 21st minute, heading in a curling cross by Matheus Pereira.The MLS All-Stars, selected from around the league through fan voting, pulled level in the 26th minute through Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez — the Venezuela star and former Torino forward who leads MLS with 24 goals in 23 matches.Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny saved an initial effort, but after a scramble in the area, Martinez bundled the ball in to score in front of his home crowd.Diego Valeri of the MLS All-Stars scores the third penality kick against Juventus during their 2018 MLS All-Star Game, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 1 © GETTY/AFP / Kevin C. Cox“It’s been a moving week here,” Martinez said. “I have to thank all the fans in Atlanta for the way they support us all the time and the wonderful experience in this game.”He added, however, that there was “a lot of pressure” on the All-Star team.“Beyond the fact that we had a very good opponent, it was an important game, especially a team of this caliber. We had never played together before. We only had three days to meet, but I think we looked good despite that.”It marked the second straight year that the All-Star Game ended in a 1-1 draw to go to a shoot-out. Last year, Real Madrid beat the All-Stars 4-2 on penalties at Soldier Field in Chicago.The crowd was the largest ever for the MLS All-Star game, surpassing the 70,728 for the 2010 edition in Houston.The game was one of four matches for Juventus on their North American tour, but they haven’t brought off-season acquisition Cristiano Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner whose 100 million-euro ($117 million) move from European champions Real Madrid was announced in July.With three wins from three matches, Juventus will look to make it a clean sweep of the tour on Saturday night against Real Madrid at FedEx Field in Washington, DC.“It was really a wonderful game, and it was a good preparation for us,” said Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, who said he was “very pleasantly surprised” by the atmosphere in Atlanta.“You know it’s not easy to put 70,000 people in a stadium like today,” he said.The All-Stars were without Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was voted into the contest against his former club by fans but would have been playing in his third game in seven days.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Goalkeeper Zack Steffen of the MLS All-Stars fails to block a penalty shot by Mattia De Sciglio of Juventus during their 2018 MLS All-Star Game, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 1 © GETTY/AFP / Kevin C. CoxWASHINGTON, United States, Aug 2 – Serie A champions Juventus got the best of Major League Soccer’s All-Stars in a penalty shootout on Wednesday after an entertaining 1-1 draw in the North American league’s mid-season exhibition.Before a crowd of 72,317 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium — home of MLS’s Atlanta United — Juventus prevailed 5-3 in the shoot-out after New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips missed his penalty attempt.last_img read more

If Gor want me, I am ready to come – Rutanga

first_img“If Gor Mahia want me, I can come. But, they have to talk to the club and pay the money required. I am ready to come here any day. Gor Mahia is a good team with good players and huge fan base. It would be great to come here,” Rutanga told Capital Sport on Sunday night.Rutanga still has one year to run on his Rayon contract and with the transfer window of both countries already closed, the two clubs might engage in talks for a possible move in January.Gor’s lack of a trusted left back was hugely exposed in their loss to rayon on Sunday with regular right back Philemon Otieno pushed to the left while Wellington Ochieng, yet to hit full match fitness after returning from injury started on the right.Rayon Sport left back Eric Rutanga celebrates his goal against Gor Mahia during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluK’Ogalo were left with a void at left back after Walusimbi left in a huff to South Africa where he engaged in talks with Kaizer Chiefs. Gor boss Dylan Kerr says he feels betrayed by the player but maintains life will move on even if he is gone.“What he did was selfish. He left us without caring of the club, without caring of our league campaign, without caring about the Confederations Cup. It was selfish from him on his teammates and the club. He doesn’t care about the club; only the money,” an agitated Kerr said.But Rutanga’s arrival might spell some new lease of life to Gor especially with his performance against them on Sunday where he scored a sublime set piece. He also scored the equalizer when the two sides played in the first leg in Kigali.And his hope that both Gor and Rayon proceed into the Quarters of the Confederations Cup might even make him more loveable to the Gor faithful.Gor Mahia midfielder Humphrey Mieno vies for the ball with Rayon Sport left back Eric Rutanga in a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am very happy that we came to Kenya and won. The focus now is on the final game against Yanga which we will treat as a final and I know we will win. I also pray for Gor to beat USM in Algeria so that we can go through to the quarters together,” the left back said.He added; “It will be good for two teams from East Africa to go through. I believe if Yanga can beat USM, then Gor too can get a win in Algeria.”Rutanga has heaped praise on his teammates for their performance against Gor, saying they came in determined to go all out and get a win.“It was a blow for us to be here without four of our first team players but I am grateful we could win. We worked hard as a team and Gor too did not make it easy for us,” Rutanga further explained.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“Hello Gor? Is that you?” – Rayon Sport left back Eric Rutanga says he is ready to come to Gor Mahia if they come to an agreement with his club. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – Rayon Sport left back Eric Rutanga has opened the door for a possible move to Kenyan champions Gor Mahia, a statement that would be music to K’Ogalo fans’ ears coming at a time when Ugandan Godfrey Walusimbi is edging closer to the exit.On Sunday night, Rutanga might have scored the goal that potentially puts Gor on the verge of exiting the CAF Confederations Cup and his celebration infront of the K’Ogalo faithful did not help matters much, but he might soon be their answer to left back problems.last_img read more

Mourinho’s transfer wish-list? Chelsea’s top five possible summer targets assessed

first_img 5 5 4. Kenedy (Fluminense) – Scroll on to see which international defender is on Mourinho’s wishlist – Chelsea, through former star Deco who is the player’s agent, have been in touch with the forward. Manchester United are also believed to be keen on the 19-year-old Brazilian but the Blues are in pole position for the £9.2m-rated starlet. 5. Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk) – Click right to see Chelsea’s top transfer targets this summer – The Brazil star, it seems, is desperate to join his friend Willian at Stamford Bridge having issued a come-and-get-me plea, admitting he wants to play for the club and admires Jose Mourinho. Should the Blues agree a fee with the Ukrainians, it should be a simple deal to conclude. 5 Chelsea have had a strong season so far, and it looks increasingly likely that they will claim a fifth top-flight crown (fourth in the Premier League era), but that isn’t stopping Jose Mourinho from plotting his summer business.With the Blues exiting the Champions League at the last-16 stage, the Portuguese will already be planning his European assault for next year, with his thirst for glory driving him on.Juan Cuadrado was a January signing who, once settled, should add a little extra dynamism to the Chelsea midfield, but the real building will happen in the summer.With that in mind, talkSPORT looks at some of the players who might make a switch to Stamford Bridge.Click the right arrow to see their possible top targets… 2. Paul Pogba (Juventus) – Click right to find out the man who could be Jose Mourinho’s top transfer target – The midfield superstar is set to be the most wanted player this summer following his exceptional displays for the Old Lady. Chelsea could, thanks to Pogba having already spent time at Manchester United, now be favourites for his signature but they will have to shell out £55m for him. 3. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) – Find out which £55m-rated man could head to Stamford Bridge next – With John Terry not getting any younger and Gary Cahill’s form showing signs of dipping, it’s understandable Chelsea are looking at possible new defenders. Mourinho signed the France star for Real Madrid and could now take him to Stamford Bridge and pair him with starlet Kurt Zouma. 5 5 1. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – With the Welshman’s time at the Bernabeu seemingly turning sour, an opportunity to land Bale could present itself and it has been reported Chelsea could land him in an incredible £150m double swoop in the summer. UEFA’s financial fair play rules could scupper such a move though.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: NORTHERN LIGHTS TURN DONEGAL SKIES GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

first_imgNorthern Lights over Donegal tonight. Pic by Adam Porter for Donegal DailyTHE NORTHERN Lights have made another sensational return to the skies above County Donegal tonight.Experts had predicted that the conditions would be great.And top snapper Adam Porter was out for Donegal Daily in Inishowen….and they were right. Said Adam: “I took this photo of the Northern Lights from Fahan Hill in Buncrana, Inishowen this evening.“The KP levels were 7 and it was wonderful to see with the naked eye! Hope your readers enjoy my picture.“And if you are out and about tonight, they could get even better.”  BREAKING NEWS: NORTHERN LIGHTS TURN DONEGAL SKIES GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY was last modified: March 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BREAKING NEWS: NORTHERN LIGHTS TURN DONEGAL SKIES GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAYlast_img read more

RYANAIR FORCE DONEGAL WOMAN TO CHECK IN HER OXYGEN MASK!

first_imgRyanair tried to force an elderly Donegal woman to check in her oxygen mask during the return leg of her journey to Ireland.Bridie O’Donnell, 70, was told by Ryanair check-in staff at Stansted Airport in London that she could not bring her life-saving breathing equipment on board a flight to Derry.“The treatment was absolutely ridiculous. There was no compassion,” said the Buncrana woman. Despite presenting a medical letter to Ryanair staff, the grandmother, who suffers from a range of health problems, was told the oxygen constituted a second piece of carry-on baggage.O’Donnell was instructed to check in the medical device, which resembles a small laptop, despite having no issue during her outbound flight.“I had a letter from the hospital saying that I have the condition and need it, but when we got to the gate I was told I couldn’t bring it on,” she said.“I said it was medical equipment and tried to show her the document, but she asked for a letter from Ryanair. “She said I had to check it in — but I was totally out of breath, feeling terrible and there was no way I could have done that with my health.”After some deliberation, which the elderly woman described as “embarrassing”, she managed to squeeze the breathing apparatus into her friend’s carry-on bag.“I handed in the boarding pass and told her how upset I was, but there was no response.“With my high blood pressure and asthma I felt so ill, I was exhausted and nearly in tears.“I think if they had dealt with it better I wouldn’t have been half as angry,” she added. “But I thought the treatment was absolutely ridiculous.”“I said to my friend, never again as long as I live will I fly with them,” she told the Belfast Telegraph.Defending the move, the airline said O’Donnell had failed to inform the airline of her “special requirement.”“Unfortunately this passenger failed to contact Ryanair’s low-call special assistance line ahead of her flight to inform us of her special requirement,” the airline said in a statement. “Therefore, our handling agent asked her to accommodate all items in her one free 10kg carry-on bag, which she did before boarding the aircraft.”RYANAIR FORCE DONEGAL WOMAN TO CHECK IN HER OXYGEN MASK! was last modified: September 28th, 2012 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:Bridie O’Donnellbuncranaryanairlast_img read more

Saturn’s Moons Are Bustin’ Out All Over

first_imgAdd Tethys and Dione to the party blowers around Saturn.  Cassini found that these two moons are active, like Enceladus and Titan, though on a lesser scale.  Cassini scientists discovered the effects of outbound particles from these moons by studying the plasma fields with the Cassini plasma spectrometer (CAPS) instrument.  The results suggest surface activity, possibly even volcanic, on the two icy bodies that lie between Enceladus and Rhea.    The story, based on a paper in Nature,1 was picked up by Space.com, MSNBC and Science Daily.1Burch et al, “Tethys and Dione as sources of outward-flowing plasma in Saturn’s magnetosphere,” Nature 447, 833-835 (14 June 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature05906.This compounds the mystery of why these icy moons, so distant from the sun (and assumed to be so very, very old), should be active today when we can observe them up close.  Cassini has been worth every penny just to see the surprised look on the scientists’ faces.    Stay tuned for the super-closeup flyby of Iapetus (03/01/2006, 01/07/2005) on September 10.  More wonders are sure to be in the wings of the rings.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more