Klay Thompson apologizes to low-energy Warriors fans

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 I love DubNation. We have the greatest fan base in sports. We feed greatly off their energy in Oracle and I meant no disrespect. #timetogotowork #roadwarriors— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) March 13, 2019 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES That drew criticism from fans and the 3-point sharpshooter turned to Twitter on Wednesday to try and ease hurt feelings.“I love DubNation. We have the greatest fan base in sports,” Thompson tweeted. “We feed greatly off their energy in Oracle and I meant no disrespect.”The Warriors (45-21) lead Denver by one game atop the Western Conference as they bid for a fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals and seek their fourth crown in five seasons.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he was called for a foul against the New Orleans Pelicans at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson apologized Wednesday to fans of the reigning NBA champions after ripping supporters for a lack of energy in a home loss to struggling Phoenix.With a 115-111 defeat Sunday at Oakland, the Warriors fell to 24-10 this season at Oracle Arena in their final campaign at the venue before moving to a new San Francisco arena in September.ADVERTISEMENT “I expect our crowd to be little more into it,” Thompson said after the loss. “I know it’s not the playoffs, but it is our last go-around at Oracle.“Least you can stand up or something when we make a good play, especially in the beginning. We need that energy, especially this time of the year. It’s hard to conjure up energy every single night ’cause you’re looking forward to the playoffs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon to reach Champions League quarters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

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MESSENGERS OF PEACE

first_imgEvery day is a challenge and as young people we need to prepare for it, train for it and test for it. With the advent of the digital media and other emerging technology, the world is becoming smaller, young people are interacting more and understanding what is specific to our culture, what is universal and making peace a choice becomes important.The first half of this year has been hectic and has revealed the importance of traveling to various countries as well as interacting with groups of young people from diverse cultural groups. A thing which stands out when interacting with people is the natural default to terrifying, violent and chaotic state. According to Andrew Solomon a Professor of Clinical Psychology and an author of the book “Far and Away”, Travel is both a window and a mirror. The need for multiculturalism and the promotion of fundamental human rights, freedom, equity and justice is a choice that our new global development agenda should pursue. As young people, we need to do extra in order to conquer dispassionate quest for violence and violent extremism. In Liberia, given the outpouring of support for a violent free elections campaign and elections in 2017 as well as the growing number of civil societies engaging in peace programmes, we have an inspired, talented and diverse youth workforce eager to work on peace and security projects. While the potential for violence remains given the potent mix of poverty, high level corruption, ritualistic killings, mob violence and pursuit of religious ideology and young people around the country do not have access to building blocks for sustainable peace; making peace a choice for young people becomes critical. There is an urgent need to reach young people with facilities and resources that would support their engagement and subsequent commitment to sustainable peace in Liberia.Conflicts, violence and violent extremism in societies are inevitable- it is the result of choices that we make as individuals, as a society and as a nation that makes all the difference. Peace to us at Messengers of Peace-Liberia is a choice and one that everyone should make.The blue print to sustainable peace is clear, everyone-including Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, International Donor Community and the Private Sector should make strong commitment to a set of guiding principles that promote peace. First is the investment in human social security, the meaningful involvement, engagement and active participation of young people in peace and security programmes. We need to put in place systems for early warning and support outreach programmes for peace.While in The Hague, I met with several groups of young people who agreed to making peace a choice and advancing the cause of global peace. It was a privilege to learn from them and to share my experience on peace advocacy in Liberia and across the world. The momentum for global peace has gained a new urgency as the world grapple with airport bombings and insurgency. We must play our part to ensure peace. The choice is ours as young people to make.Until next week, when we continue our dialogue among Peace Messengers-What young people say is their recipe for peace, it is Peace First, Peace above all else. May Peace prevail on earth!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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The National Christian Council of Liberia—A Compromising ‘Prophesy’

first_imgJust last Thursday, on the heels of our Editorial calling on Liberian churches to undertake the prophetic ministry against the growing, widespread corruption in government, the National Christian Council of Liberia showed up at the House of Representatives to pray for the Speaker and anoint him with holy oil.First question: how much theology (the Study of God) or church history do these bishops and pastors who showed up at the Capitol know?Second question: What did the prophet Nathan do when God sent him to confront King David with his sins of murder and adultery – the treachery of having Uriah, one of his elite warriors, killed in battle in order to take the soldier’s wife? Third question: What did Prophet Elijah do in the face of the wicked King Ahab and his equally wicked wife Jezebel, who served Baal, in violation of the very first commandment? Did Elijah anoint the king and his wife with holy oil, or did he do as God had instructed: confront them with their sins of coveting, murder and idolatry?The only rebuke (reprimand) we heard from the so-called prophets at the Capitol last week was against the masks displayed on its walls, which the prophets described as “demonic.” What did the prophets prefer to see, works of Picasso, the Spanish painter? Do they realize they were rebuking Liberian art and culture?No, the so-called prophets had nothing to say against the legislators’ blatant corruption, selfishness and failure to seek the interest of the Liberian people; rather, the “demonic” masks. How hypocritical and cowardly can the so-called Christian Council be?Did any of them ask any of the legislators to give an account of their stewardship as the people’s representatives? Did the so-called prophets ask the Speaker where he got the money from to build his mansions in Margibi? Did they ask him any questions about his alleged involvement in the Global Witness allegations, or the US$75,000 he allegedly received in bribes to circumvent Liberian law?No! The “prophets” had no concern about the corruption, misuse and abuse of power and the failure of these so-called “people’s representatives” to truly do the people’s business. Instead, the “prophets” proceeded to anoint the Speaker with holy oil, with absolutely no concern for his misdeeds.When, on the other hand, the prophet Nathan confronted David, the king immediately confessed his sin and went into sackcloth and ashes as a mark of penitence. How much penance did Speaker Tyler do?In the Western world, particularly England, where the Magna Carter gave birth to parliamentary democracy, the immediate thing for a public official found in or even suspected of corruption or failure of policy is to resign. That is what British Prime Minister David Cameron did immediately after he lost his referendum on Britain remaining in the European Union recently. That was the most honorable thing for Speaker Alex Tyler and all the other sitting officials mentioned in the report, including Senator Varney Sherman, to have done immediately after they were indicted following the allegations in the GW report. If not resignation, then at least a temporary leave of absence until their names were cleared of wrongdoing. Pray tell us, what have these Representatives and Senators done for the Liberian people since 2006 but enrich themselves, many of them building big houses that they had never built before? They did this with money collected from approving agreements, bills and treaties, submitted by an equally corrupt Executive, and other illicit gains.Our legislators, members of the first branch of government, have totally ignored the sacred principle of separation of powers enshrined in the Liberian Constitution. They have instead entered an unholy alliance with the Executive, doing its bidding at almost every turn in return for financial gain.Even the Judiciary has to be careful, lest it falls into the claws of the overweening (haughty, presumptuous) Executive. See what happened last week when the Supreme Court remained silent on an Act of Legislature, prompted by the Executive, that the High Court KNOWS to be unconstitutional. In an earlier Editorial, this newspaper asked whether Chief Justice Francis Korkpor had the courage to stand up to the Executive, as did Chief Justice Louis Arthur Grimes in 1934 in the case Republic of Liberia vs. P.G. Wolo.It was only two Justices, Phillip Banks and Jamesetta Wolokollie, who issued a profound Dissenting Opinion against the majority, led by the Chief Justice, with his colleagues Kabineh Jan’eh and Sie-A-Nene Youh. This seemingly audacious attempt by the Executive to control the Legislature AND the Judiciary takes us squarely back to the Tubman days, and True Whig Party (TWP) dictatorship.Why does Ellen want to leave such a legacy? Has she forgotten Lord Acton’s immortal dictum, that “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely?” Has she also forgotten the lesson the TWP learned the hard way?Which enlightened leader would want to leave such a legacy? We know of only a few.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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Consider as a National Priority, the Reorganization of the National Cultural Troupe and the…

first_imgIt was once touted as a shining example of US investments in Liberia and the willingness of foreign businesses to invest in Liberia. Moreover, it was purported to be an investment by famous black entrepreneur and millionaire, Bob Johnson, and, for this reason, according to the government of the day, there was virtually nothing worth more its weight in gold than the Bob Johnson investment.It promised jobs for Liberians, a healthy infusion of cash into the Liberian economy and above all, the opening of new windows of opportunity for local investors. In this scheme of things, there was nothing so sacrosanct that could not be sacrificed to accommodate Bob Johnson’s investment. Soon it became known that the government of President Sirleaf had selected no other spot other than the site hosting the National Cultural Center, home of Liberia’s National Cultural Troupe consigned by former President Sirleaf to a most unkind fate.There were promises, lofty promises indeed that the National Cultural Center would have been relocated to a choice spot reflecting a truly rural setting, epitomizing the total of our cultural diversity. But that was not to be and those lofty promises would remain promises only. But, the National Cultural Center was destroyed to make way for the Bob Johnson hotel and with it, the death of the National Cultural Troupe, an institution that had made Liberia proud, winning a medal at the 1966 All African Arts and Cultural Festival in Algiers, Algeria as well as the 1978 Festival of African Arts and Culture(FESTAC) held in Lagos, Nigeria.There was hardly any official foreign visitor to Liberia who was not treated to a full menu of traditional Liberian arts and culture. Thanks to the farsighted wisdom of President William V.S. Tubman the National Cultural Center was erected and a National Cultural Troupe organized. President Tolbert had continued in his stead and stood out in this regard as a genuine promoter of Liberian culture. This newspaper holds the view that never in the wildest imagination of President Sirleaf’s predecessors had they ever pondered the destruction of the National Cultural Center to make way for a hotel.Whatever may have motivated former President Sirleaf to destroy the National Cultural Center to accommodate a hotel remains a subject of much speculation. Suggestions were at the time rife about the involvement of the former President in the Bob Johnson hotel investment. According to sources, the sister of the former President, at a point in time, exercised a lot of leverage at the hotel which according to them was highlighted during investigations surrounding the mysterious killing of Harry Greaves.Whatever the case may have been, it is clearly obvious that the destruction of the National Cultural Center and the relegation of its artists, dancers, folklorists, traditional drummers etc., to a status of virtual oblivion has rendered immeasurable harm to the national psyche. Attempts by the past government to mitigate the harm by substituting the National Cultural Dance Troupe with that of the privately owned Cultural Ambassadors had only added insult to injury.President Sirleaf is now history but the damage she inflicted continues to haunt the nation; for a people without culture is like a tree without roots. Her actions spoke of contempt, utter contempt for traditional Liberian values and culture. No sooner had she left the Presidency, she returned to sporting chic western style outfits rather than the traditional style outfits including her trademark larger than life headgear which the public had grown accustomed to seeing.Chapter II, Article 5 b of the Constitution under the caption, “General Principles of National Policy” states “The Republic shall preserve, protect and promote positive Liberian culture, ensuring that traditional values which are compatible with public policy and national progress are adopted and developed as an integral part of the growing needs of the Liberian Society.” That the past government miserably failed to respect and in fact disrespected this provision of the Constitution is plain and clear.The destruction of the National Cultural Center is a clear example of such disrespect to the Constitution. Few and just a few would for example argue against the fact that the National Cultural Center served as a great repository as well as a disseminator of our diverse cultural values and heritage. The onus is now on President Weah to correct this anomalous situation. The restoration of the National Cultural Center or the erection of a National Center for Arts and Culture should be considered an exigency.The negative effects of the prolonged civil conflict have had a devastating impact on traditional values and culture. Disrespect for elders, hardly known in traditional society is gradually becoming a norm amongst the nation’s youth today. This is indeed a disturbing trend that needs to be checked and one way in which it can be done is to impart new values through arts and culture and through activities people can more easily identify with. As many have observed, today’s youths tend to have easily frayed nerves and are prone to very violent tendencies.Many grow up in environments plagued by violence and crime and infested with dangerous drugs where unemployment is rife. But, as hopeless as the situation may appear, we must yet remain hopeful as a people. Our forward march into history will be meaningless without a sense of history of who we are and from where we come. Culture is one vehicle and perhaps remains the most viable tool to undergird, guide and enhance the growth and development of the requisite national social consciousness required for nation building.The reconstruction of a National Arts and Cultural Center together with the reformation of the National Cultural Dance Troupe should be considered a national priority. President Sirleaf, miserably failed in this regard as such matters, it appeared, concerned her in the least. President Weah, unlike his predecessor, has his roots in the ordinary people. He also has their unflinching support and will sure stand by him if demonstrates he is worthy of such implicit trust and confidence. This is why he must rebuild the National Cultural Center and reorganize the Liberian National Cultural Troupe.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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PICTURES OF THE WINNERS: COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA 2011

first_imgPICTURES OF THE WINNERS: COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA 2011 was last modified: June 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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:PICTURES OF THE WINNERS: COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA 2011 Comórtas peile na Gaeltachta 2011 i gCloich Cheann Fhaola:Naomh Mhuire from Annagry were crowned Junior Champions and CLG Chlioch Cheann Fhaola Senior Champions after a superb weekend tournament.Also the Bridin Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh from Gaoth Dobhair won the Cailin Caelach. last_img read more

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RESULTS: FINN VALLEY AC SPRING SERIES RACE 3

first_imgFinn Valley AC Spring Series 2015 Race 3: 08/03/2015Position Race No. Finish TimeName Club/Group1 955 16.52 MARK MCPAUL FVAC 2 332 17.39 DERMOT MCELCHAR FVAC3 367 17.46 RYAN PORTER FVAC4 915 17.51 JOHNNY CANNING FOYLE VALLEY5 944 18.25 ANTHONY DOHERTY MILFORD AC 6 971 18.26 PAT HEGARTY FVAC7 902 18.56 EUGENE GALLEN AGHYARAN ATHLETIC8 331 19.10 GERARD DEVINE INDIVIDUAL9 972 19.16 SEAN CROSSAN FVAC10 341 19.18 COLM MCELWAINE INDIVIDUAL 11 322 19.29 MANUS MCBRIDE INDIVIDUAL12 301 19.33 PETER MCMENAMIN INDIVIDUAL13 930 19.40 GARVAN BOYCE FVAC14 933 19.42 ADRIAN GILL INDIVIDUAL 15 958 19.48 RUAIRI MCLAUGHLIN KCR16 335 19.53 MICHAEL GALLAGHER KCR17 912 20.00 SARAH DOHERTY INDIVIDUAL18 357 20.10 SHAUN BOYCE INDIVIDUAL19 945 20.16 RITCHIE DUNCAN CASTLEFINN RUNNING20 371 20.33 MARK MCCAFFERTY FINN VALLEY LEISURE21 313 20.41 ADRIAN DEVINE CASTLEFINN RUNNING22 959 20.46 EAMONN CONNOLLY AGHYARAN ATHLETIC23 997 20.55 STEPHEN LONG CONVOY AC24 344 20.56 KEVIN MCGUIRE AGHYARAN ATHLETIC25 404 20.59 GARY NEELEY SWANLINGS26 347 21.09 LEE SMYTH CONVOY AC27 920 21.17 MARK CONNOLLY INDIVIDUAL28 408 21.23 CONOR GLACKIN INDIVIDUAL29 351 21.31 BRIAN ODONNELL INDIVIDUAL30 401 21.37 DECLAN MCHUGH INDIVIDUAL31 391 21.42 SEAN TONER CONVOY AC32 986 21.46 AIDAN KELLY SWANLINGS33 407 21.47 CORMAC GLACKIN INDIVIDUAL34 950 21.49 SHANE DEERY CASTLEFINN RUNNING35 960 21.51 SEAN MCMENAMIN AGHYARAN ATHLETIC36 951 21.58 DARRELL BROGAN AGHYARAN ATHLETIC37 982 22.00 NOLEEN SCANLAN INDIVIDUAL38 321 22.06 FINTAN OHAGAN CASTLEFINN RUNNING39 990 22.09 KARIN DUFFNER FV FIT4LIFE40 402 22.16 EVAN LONG INDIVIDUAL41 304 22.17 CARMEL MCBRIDE KCR42 314 22.18 GERARD GALLAGHER FVAC43 355 22.24 RYAN GALVIN FVAC44 928 22.29 ELLEN KEEGAN INDIVIDUAL45 943 22.30 SEAMUS FALLS AGHYARAN ATHLETIC46 395 22.31 BRYAN MCMULLIN TIRCONNAIL AC47 366 22.32 DECLAN CARLIN CASTLEFINN RUNNING48 389 22.34 PATRICK GLACKIN INDIVIDUAL49 949 22.34 AMANDA MCBREARTY CASTLEFINN RUNNING50 316 22.35 JAMES LAIRD CASTLEFINN RUNNING51 356 22.36 SHAUN ODONNELL SWANLINGS52 911 22.40 MARIA BOYLE FV FIT4LIFE53 940 22.45 IMELDA GALLAGHER INDIVIDUAL54 376 22.49 DAVID BLAIR KCR55 343 22.51 JAMES MCGUIRE AGHYARAN ATHLETIC56 375 22.54 LISA PATTERSON KCR57 337 22.59 WESLEY MCKANE FVAC58 974 23.00 PAUL GALLEN KCR59 919 23.00 CARL HOUSTON CASTLEFINN RUNNING60 324 23.11 SAMANTHA WILSKINSON AGHYARAN ATHLETIC61 306 23.12 LIAM MCMULLIN INDIVIDUAL62 939 23.16 MARY GALLAGHER INDIVIDUAL63 938 23.16 SEAN MCDEVITT INDIVIDUAL64 970 23.18 EUGENE BOYLE CASTLEFINN RUNNING65 901 23.20 EAMONN DIVER INDIVIDUAL66 963 23.22 SINEAD MCCONNELL CASTLEFINN RUNNING67 315 23.26 STEPHEN MCCRORY INDIVIDUAL68 334 23.30 CAROLINE MCGUIRE FVAC69 983 23.36 MICHAEL MCMENAMIN FVAC70 305 23.37 CLARA CARROLL FV FIT4LIFE71 987 23.39 JOEY OLEARY CASTLEFINN RUNNING72 992 23.40 SHARON HAMILTON AGHYARAN ATHLETIC73 948 23.42 ELAINE MCGOLDRICK CASTLEFINN RUNNING74 962 23.43 ANTHONY GALLAGHER CASTLEFINN RUNNING75 374 23.48 PAT BYRNE KILLYBEGS AC76 333 23.49 AINE MCELCHAR FV FIT4LIFE77 981 23.52 MICHAEL DOHERTY AGHYARAN ATHLETIC78 922 23.53 RAMONA GALAGHER FV FIT4LIFE79 394 23.57 GARETH DOHERTY INDIVIDUAL80 956 24.00 PADDY DOHERTY INDIVIDUAL81 370 24.02 JOHN MCELWAINE LIFFORD AC82 913 24.03 GLENDA KELLY KCR83 993 24.05 JAMIE LOGUE AGHYARAN ATHLETIC JNR84 910 24.06 JOSEPH CASEY INDIVIDUAL85 327 24.07 MARIE MCATEER INDIVIDUAL86 326 24.07 CAROLINE MCELWAINE INDIVIDUAL87 946 24.07 LISA DOHERTY FV FIT4LIFE88 937 24.08 EVELYN MCGEEHAN FV FIT4LIFE89 329 24.20 MARTINA CARR INDIVIDUAL90 328 24.21 PATRICK CARR INDIVIDUAL91 312 24.27 MARIE MCCOLGAN FV FIT4LIFE92 954 24.28 BERNIE CROSSAN FVAC93 924 24.31 ADRIENA MCGLINCHEY CASTLEFINN RUNNING94 350 24.33 DAVID MCHUGH AGHYARAN ATHLETIC95 961 24.36 SABRINA SPRATT CASTLEFINN RUNNING96 921 24.37 MARCELLA MCBRIDE CASTLEFINN RUNNING97 941 24.39 LAURA WHITEDUNCAN CASTLEFINN RUNNING98 908 24.40 FRANCES CAIRNS CASTLEFINN RUNNING99 964 24.41 EAMONN MCCONNELL CASTLEFINN RUNNING100 397 24.43 SARAH BYRNE FVAC101 957 24.49 GORETTI MARLEY FV FIT4LIFE102 380 24.50 BERNIE MCGUIRE AGHYARAN ATHLETIC103 345 24.51 MARTIN ANDERSON AGHYARAN ATHLETIC104 932 24.51 BARRY GALLAGHER FVAC105 330 24.59 ALISON STODDART INDIVIDUAL106 399 25.00 SEAMUS LYONS INDIVIDUAL107 994 25.06 EMMA LAWRENCE CASTLEFINN RUNNING108 354 25.11 SEAN BONNER CONVOY AC109 926 25.13 BRENDAN MARTIN KCR110 372 25.16 BILLY BRODERICK KILLYBEGS AC111 303 25.18 CORA HARVEY FV FIT4LIFE112 387 25.19 EMMA SPEIGHT FV FIT4LIFE113 925 25.19 NATASHA WHITE CASTLEFINN RUNNING114 346 25.20 ROBERT BUCHANAN CONVOY AC115 931 25.22 GAYNOR HINDLEY AGHYARAN ATHLETIC116 923 25.23 HELENE MCMENAMIN FV FIT4LIFE117 390 25.27 LAWRENCE CHAMBERS INDIVIDUAL118 999 25.33 MARY HARPER CONVOY AC119 323 25.34 MARIE DUFFY FV FIT4LIFE120 336 25.39 SEAN GORMLEY AGHYARAN ATHLETIC121 984 25.42 SINEAD MCMENAMIN-COLLINS CASTLEFINN RUNNING122 979 25.42 SHANE COLLINS INDIVIDUAL123 318 25.49 MARTIN TEMPLE INDIVIDUAL124 965 26.02 LISA FERGUSON FV FIT4LIFE125 325 26.04 SIOBHAN MURRAY BRADY FV FIT4LIFE126 985 26.11 SEAN DOHERTY MELVIN127 369 26.26 CATRIONA MCGEE FV FIT4LIFE128 385 26.32 CONOR MURPHY FVAC129 942 26.33 SONYA ODONNELL FV FIT4LIFE130 403 26.35 MARTIN LANGAN CONVOY AC131 953 26.45 DECLAN LYNCH CASTLEFINN RUNNING132 384 26.51 PATRICK MURPHY FVAC133 975 27.00 AIDEN GALLEN INDIVIDUAL134 914 27.09 DANIEL GALLEN INDIVIDUAL135 381 27.20 KERRY ROWAN FV FIT4LIFE136 365 27.35 PETER MACKEY INDIVIDUAL137 352 27.49 ROISIN BROGAN CONVOY AC138 317 27.57 CHRISTINE BARRON FV FIT4LIFE139 310 28.00 SIOBHAN FRIEL CASTLEFINN RUNNING140 980 28.03 MARGARET DOHERTY AGHYARAN ATHLETIC141 309 28.06 GARY FRIEL CASTLEFINN RUNNING142 359 28.12 ELIN GALLEN AGHYARAN ATHLETIC JNR143 935 28.29 SELINA RUSSELL FV FIT4LIFE144 393 28.33 MAUREEN MCBREARTY RUN FOR FUN145 392 28.33 MARY MCBREARTY RUN FOR FUN146 989 28.41 NICOLA KEE KCR147 988 28.49 TRACEY MATTHEWSON CASTLEFINN RUNNING148 934 28.50 PAULETTE OLEARY CASTLEFINN RUNNING149 320 28.55 BERNADETTE MCMENAMIN AGHYARAN ATHLETIC150 349 28.57 RONAN MCHUGH AGHYARAN ATHLETIC151 342 28.59 CHANTELLE MCELHINNEY FV FIT4LIFE152 917 29.06 ANNEMARIE MCMENAMIN CASTLEFINN RUNNING153 916 29.09 EMMA CONAGHAN CASTLEFINN RUNNING154 339 29.20 YVONNE WAUCHOPE MELVIN155 991 29.23 DENISE MOSS AGHYARAN ATHLETIC156 973 29.26 SINEAD MCGRANAGHAN KCR157 363 29.28 SAMANTHA REID AGHYARAN ATHLETIC158 379 29.34 BARRY DUFFY AGHYARAN ATHLETIC159 995 29.52 NOREEN MCKELVEY KCR160 368 29.52 CHARLIE DOHERTY KCR161 361 29.59 EAMONN GRIFFIN INDIVIDUAL162 353 30.00 KEVIN MCHUGH AGHYARAN ATHLETIC163 378 30.00 AMANDA DUFFY AGHYARAN ATHLETIC164 977 30.14 CONOR COLLINS AGHYARAN ATHLETIC165 906 30.14 CATHERINE MORRIS CASTLEFINN RUNNING166 302 30.17 CLEMENT CLARKE LIFFORD FIT4LIFE167 976 30.20 SINEAD COLLINS AGHYARAN ATHLETIC168 307 30.30 LAURA HEGARTY CASTLEFINN RUNNING169 998 30.31 ANN STRAIN CONVOY AC170 360 30.41 BETTY GALLEN AGHYARAN ATHLETIC171 978 30.42 MATTHEW COLLINS AGHYARAN ATHLETIC172 382 30.43 JIMMY GILDEA LAC173 952 30.53 TRACEY MCMENAMIN AGHYARAN ATHLETIC174 348 30.54 AVRIL LARKIN INDIVIDUAL175 308 30.55 LAWRENCE DOHERTY CASTLEFINN RUNNING176 936 31.00 EDEL NEELY FV FIT4LIFE177 966 31.07 DENISE FERGUSON FV FIT4LIFE178 927 31.10 SIOBHAN KEEGAN INDIVIDUAL179 929 31.15 MARY GRIFFIN INDIVIDUAL180 362 31.20 KAREN BURKE AGHYARAN ATHLETIC181 918 31.41 YVONNE BOYLE FVAC182 400 31.53 SHAUNA LYONS INDIVIDUAL183 364 31.54 HEATHER MONTGOMERY AGHYARAN ATHLETIC184 903 31.59 KATE MCCORKELL CASTLEFINN RUNNING185 338 32.01 GEMMA PATTON MELVIN186 383 32.04 EMMA MURPHY FVAC187 905 32.05 MICHELLE MORRIS CASTLEFINN RUNNING188 386 32.06 AISHLIN MURPHY FVAC189 358 32.54 BRID GALLEN FVAC190 907 33.28 NIAMH QUINN CASTLEFINN RUNNING191 909 33.33 OONAGH QUINN CASTLEFINN RUNNING192 377 34.10 PATRICIA OBRIEN KCR193 373 34.10 FRANCES WILSON KCR194 319 34.45 JONATHAN MITCHELL INDIVIDUAL195 405 35.10 CILLIAN GLACKIN INDIVIDUAL196 904 35.16 ELAINE LANGAN CASTLEFINN RUNNING197 969 35.17 MAGS GILLESPIE FV FIT4LIFE198 968 35.17 EIMEAR BYRNE FV FIT4LIFE199 406 36.12 TINA GLACKIN FV FIT4LIFE200 340 36.24 WANDA PATTON MELVIN201 388 37.55 MARY PENROSE AGHYARAN ATHLETIC202 396 37.56 PATRICIA LUCAS FVAC203 967 39.12 ROSEMARY CONNOLLY AGHYARAN ATHLETIC204 996 40.18 EDDIE MCHUGH INDIVIDUAL205 398 41.10 RONAN RODDY FVACNo. Finishers 205Finn Valley AC Spring Series 2015 Team Challenge(Women first 10 to score, Men first 8 to score)TEAMS (women) Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 TotalFV Fit4Life 1102 1093 793 2988Castlefinn Running 1207 1082 887 3176Aghyaran Athletic 1677 1429 1280 4386KCR 1597 1299 1500 4396TEAMS (men) Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 TotalCastlefinn Running 376 367 332 1075Aghyaran Athletic 1000 390 301 1691KCR 957 1000 1000 2957RESULTS: FINN VALLEY AC SPRING SERIES RACE 3 was last modified: March 8th, 2015 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 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Man, oh, manager, it’s a mess

first_imgSo, if we’ve got it straight, and if the McCourts can still say it with a straight face: This is Dodger baseball? How, without even thinking of asking for FEMA’s help, do loyal fans sit and watch a kid with a wi-fi laptop single-handedly muck up a storied franchise while its current MLB-approved caretaker is scurrying to find Gary Coleman in hopes of having him float a loan? Are we to assume that the bottom line to this whole mess was that Jim Tracy simply wasted too much time actually trying to win games with Hee-Seop Choi, Yhency Brazoban, Jason Phillips and some “Think Blue” essay winner named Brian Myrow instead of focusing all his efforts studying the philosophical ways of Plato DePodesta? After being told by DePodesta that he wasn’t up to speed on everything, do you think Tracy regrets not having upgraded from dial-up to DSL? What efforts will the Angels make, sooner than later, about getting that Rally Monkey off their back? So how’d you grade that offseason version of shortstop musical chairs with Eckstein, Cabrera and Renteria switching from the Angels, Red Sox and Cardinals? How much does Pete Rose have down on the Black … er, White Sox going all the way now? Does it make any sense for the Cardinals and Padres to even battle for a possible Game 4 Sunday at 1 p.m. when their Game 3 tonight doesn’t start until 8 p.m.? Did Vlade Divac fall over in surprise when he found out the Lakers cut him? Where were the TV cameras when Kenny Rogers was cleaning out his Rangers’ locker for the last time? What are the odds that the NFL has strongly discouraged any network from airing commercials for the Al Pacino/Matthew McConaughey flick “Two For The Money” during their broadcasts this weekend? What is Mitsubishi thinking by forcing a new mid-sized truck on the public called the Raider? Did you happen to read the review of this thing in Consumer Reports, about how it stalls every time you try to put it into drive because the “Check Quarterback” light keeps flashing? Will Vinny Testaverde be listening to instructions in his helmet Sunday from the Jets’ coaching staff or his health care provider? How much more rope does Phoenix Coyotes owner Wayne Gretzky give this rookie coach who can’t even fill out a lineup card? Tom Hoffarth is at (818) 713-3661 and thomas.hoffarth@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Would it be Wallace or Gromit who best fits DePodesta’s list of requirements for the next Dodger yes-man? What does Eric Gagne know about running a team anyway? And can you give us that address again to send in the $250 non-refundable deposit for 2006 Dodger season seats? By the way, did you know our Los Angeles Angels also charge $250 for their seat deposits – but they make it fully refundable? Wouldn’t that just be the capper to Dodgers fan frustration if the Angels scooped up Mike Piazza as their DH for 2006? Any critique on the way Garret Anderson cruised around the bases during his triple against Randy Johnson? Was it as slow as his home-run trot a couple of innings earlier? last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – A nearly hourlong search Thursday for a man seen tossing a shotgun to the ground ended with the arrest of a man, police said.Police pursued the suspect, whose name was not released, in the area of Mar Vista Street and College Avenue, after he ran from them and threw a shotgun on the ground, Officer Jason Zuhlkesaid.Officers made the arrest when the suspect attempted to casually walk by them and evade their attention, authorities said. Rape suspects appear in court NORWALK – Four defendants accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in a Pico Rivera park restroom this summer appeared in Norwalk Court on Thursday and were ordered to return Jan. 27 for their preliminary hearing.Gilbert Anthony Viera, 19, of Whittier, Ricardo Gonzalez and Nathan Edward Red, both 16, of Pico Rivera, and Ruben Marquez Jr., 17, also of Pico Rivera are charged with 21 felony counts. The three juveniles are charged as adults. Greenhouse blaze erupts in Whittier WHITTIER – A fire broke out Thursday morning at a greenhouse in Whittier, authorities said.The fire at 6342 S. Pioneer Blvd. was reported around 1:20 a.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Andrea Hawkins.About 20 firefighters knocked down the blaze around 1:35 a.m., Hawkins said.There were no injuries as a result of the fire, the cause of which was not immediately determined, Hawkins said. Detectives probe fatal shooting PICO RIVERA – Detectives were investigating a fatal shooting – the second in this city this week – in which a 36-year-old man died.Authorities identified the victim as Antonio Bravo. Bravo was shot inside his home in the 9000 block of Union Street at around 1:10 a.m. Thursday and later died at a hospital, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Don Manumaleuna.There were no immediate arrests, Manumaleuna said.On Saturday night, detectives said, Ernesto Colon, 24, of Montebello was shot to death inside a van, after someone inside the vehicle shot into a group of people standing on a street. Someone in the crowd fired into the van, killing Colon. Investigators believe the shooting may have been gang related. Council cancels regular meeting WHITTIER – The Whittier City Council’s meeting scheduled Tuesday has been canceled.The next regular council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in the council’s chambers at City Hall, 13230 Penn St.For more information, call (562) 945-8200.Lab provides placefor kids to studyLA MIRADA – La Mirada’s computer lab provides a place for children to do research and homework.A one-year youth membership, for children 17 and under, to the computer lab is only $20. Membership includes computer use during hours of operation, use of the reference section and printing services.For more information, call the Family Resource Center, (562) 902-3155. From Staff Reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Sevilla out to halt Barca title charge as La Liga heads into Match-Day 25

first_img Tags: La Ligatop Getafe vs Rayo VallecanoColiseum Alfonso Perez, GetafeSaturday, 23-02-2019 @03:00pmThis is the latest in a long list of Madrid derbies this season in La Liga. Getafe and Rayo Vallecano have very different priorities heading into this Saturday’s match. The hosts are making a strong push for European football, while the only objective for Rayo is to stay in the top flight in their first season back at this level.This is Rayo’s 3rd derby clash in the space of 4 matches. The other two were both at home and both ended in agonising defeats, with Atletico and Leganes scoring late goals to seal narrow wins at Vallecas. Rayo weren’t terrible at all against Atletico Madrid last time out but they have slipped back down to 19th and this is the time in the season when results are far more important than performances.Getafe are certainly in the results business. Their fairly direct and often aggressive style doesn’t win them many friends in Spain but it has been very effective for Jose Bordalas and his side ever since they won promotion to the Primera Division in 2017. Victory here would see them move into the Champions League places for a few hours at least and with 4th placed Sevilla up against Barcelona, there’s a good chance they would stay there.Overall, a home victory looks the most likely outcome here. Rayo hit some real form in January but all the momentum has gone after 3 straight defeats. It’s not quite back to square one as they are in touching distance of safety still but they’ve been losing tight games of late. They have also lost 64% of their away league matches this season and that figure could well increase here.Getafe are a side that is perhaps now reaping the benefits of their dramatic late Copa del Rey exit to Valencia in the Quarter-Finals. They wouldn’t have felt like that at the time after conceding twice in Stoppage Time to go out and they really lost their rag at the end, with two players sent off for the second match running. It was always going to be interesting to see their response to that and it has been good, despite a few suspensions. They are unbeaten in 3 outings in La Liga since that crazy cup tie at the Mestalla and they’ve been going very well at home of late.Sevilla vs BarcelonaEstadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, SevilleSaturday, 23-02-2019 @6:15pmThis is the standout fixture this Saturday in La Liga. Barcelona’s trip to Sevilla represents one of their biggest remaining tests as they seek to defend their Primera Division crown. After Real Madrid lost last weekend, Barca have a 7 point advantage again at the top and they will have one hand on the trophy if they can come through this next week relatively unscathed, with the clasico to come next weekend.Both clubs were involved in European action on Wednesday night. Sevilla saw off Lazio with a comfortable 3-0 aggregate win to lay the foundations for another strong push in that competition. They have a real battle on their hands for 4th in La Liga now though with just 1 win in their last 8 Primera Division outings. Talk of a possible title challenge already seems like a very distant memory now and they find themselves jostling with the likes of Alaves and Getafe for that final Champions League place.Barcelona haven’t been setting the world on fire of late either but they would probably have been content to draw 0-0 away to Lyon in the Champions League on Wednesday night. They have been nursing one or two injury problems so they will be keen to just keep churning out results in this tough phase in their season of four straight away games and back-to-back clasicos following this.Ernesto Valverde rested several key players including Leo Messi and Luis Suarez when they played here a few weeks back in the Copa del Rey Quarter-Finals. They were beaten 2-0 by Sevilla that night and this will be another tough game. Barca have only won 1 of their last 5 in all competitions, scoring just 4 goals in those matches, so it’s pretty clear they aren’t at their best right now.With those two games against Real Madrid coming up next week, there may be fresh temptation to rest legs and Sevilla are capable of taking advantage, to some extent at least. Their home form is basically holding their season together as they’ve been dreadful on the road. Their excellent home support is always a factor though and a record of just 1 defeat in 16 competitive home games suggests they are good enough to frustrate a Barcelona side that isn’t firing in the final third as much as they might like.Deportivo Alaves vs Celta VigoEstadio de Mendizorroza, Vitoria-GastiezSaturday, 23-02-2019 @8:30pmThis game features what is certainly La Liga’s most under-pressure coach in the form of Celta Vigo’s Miguel Cardoso and the Portuguese boss will be desperate for a result here against high-flying Alaves. The hosts are making a surprise push for Europe and are favourites to pick up the win that could fire them into the top four positions if other results go in their favour this Saturday.Alaves’ success this season has been one of the great surprises of this campaign. Even after a difficult January and some notable departures, they have managed to largely keep on track with 4 points from their last 2 league outings keeping them in the frame for European qualification. That would be a remarkable achievement as they certainly don’t have as much quality as other sides but they continue to operate effectively as a team.That’s not something you could say about Celta Vigo right now. They had what could only be described as a nightmare weekend last time around. Not only were they hammered 4-1 at home by Levante in surprising circumstances but star striker Iago Aspas suffered a fresh injury that will rule him out again here. Many expected Cardoso to be sacked in the week but he has perhaps surprisingly kept his job.Celta have picked up just 10 points from 12 games under him. By note of contrast they picked up 14 from their opening 12 matches this season under Antonio Mohamed, a run which ended with the Argentine being sacked. Defensively in particular they have been very poor with an average of 1.79 goals per game conceded, the joint worst record in the division. Meanwhile so much of their creative and goal threat at the other end goes through Aspas and you seriously have to worry for their future in this league unless he can get back to full fitness soon.Alaves look well capable of winning this match. Takashi Inui has impressed since his return from the Asian Cup and the man brought in to replace Ibai Gomez offers them a bit more threat out wide again which was missing during their tough run in January. Striker Jonathan Calleri may not be a prolific scorer but he has enough physical qualities to unsettle one of the worst defences in the division and Alaves look capable of improving on an excellent 55% home win ratio this term.Athletic Bilbao vs EibarSan Mames Barria, BilbaoSaturday, 23-02-2019 @10:45pmThe final game this Saturday in La Liga is a Basque derby from San Mames. The region’s biggest club Athletic Bilbao takes on its smallest top flight outfit Eibar. However it is the visitors who are currently a point and a place better off heading into their short trip to Bilbao and they will be stern opponents here for their more illustrious neighbours.Athletic were 1-0 winners at Huesca on Monday night to ease any lingering relegation concerns. If they could win again here, they’d really start to fancy a late push for European action. They are only 4 points off 7th placed Real Sociedad with that position likely to be enough for European football depending on the winner of the Copa del Rey. Gaizka Garitano has done a terrific job since he came in, particularly in making them tougher to break down defensively.José Luis Mendilibar continues to work wonders at Eibar meanwhile. They are also in the European mix-up and qualification would be the latest chapter in the remarkable rise of this tiny club from obscurity to the top flight. One thing they haven’t managed since reaching the Primera Division, is a victory at San Mames and this would be as good a time as any to break that particular duck.Overall though, this is a game that has all the makings of a close contest and there is plenty of reason to think it could end up all square. Only Valencia have drawn more times in La Liga this term than Athletic Bilbao. The Basque giants have seen 50% of their matches this term finish level and all their recent games have been tight affairs with their last 6 matches in all competitions producing just 8 goals in total.Eibar games have been a bit more open but they’ve also developed a real drawing habit. 8 of their last 11 matches have finished all square, including their two most recent league outings against Sevilla and Getafe. They only lost one of those 11 games, away to Barcelona, so they certainly look to be playing well enough to get a result from this one.Leganes vs ValenciaEstadio Municipal de Bertaque, LeganesSunday, 24-02-2019 @2:00pmLeganes played hot and cold throughout the entire season and they continued in the same fashion in the last couple of weeks.A brilliant display in the 3-0 thumping of Real Betis was followed by a tough 3-0 loss away at Real Sociedad last weekend.The Legionaries thus quickly returned to the old habits after snatching back-to-back wins over Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis. Their main problems are connected to the lack to defensive meticulousness.Mauricio Pellegrino’s men now hold the 13th place in the Primera Division standings. They are still on a safe six-point distance from the danger area but a potential thread of losses might out their top flight status in jeopardize.Can Leganes stay unbeaten on Sunday when they host Valencia in the first la Liga match of the day?Valencia can rely heavily on the head to head tradition here.The Bats won six and drew one of seven meetings with Leganes.The lone draw, however, came in this term of Primera Division as the Legionaries held Valencia to a 1-1 draw in mid-October at Mestalla.Atletico Madrid vs VillarealEstadio Wanda Metropolitano, MadridSunday, 24-02-2019 @6:15pmThis Sunday’s match sees the 2nd placed team host a team that is currently in the drop-zone but if history is anything to go by, this one is no foregone conclusion. Villarreal have a terrific record against Atletico Madrid, not losing any of the last 7 meetings between the sides. Rarely have they needed the points more than this though with their very future in the Primera Division on the line.Villarreal picked up a vital win last weekend, seeing off Sevilla 3-0 at home, a result that suggests they may just have found some form in time to save themselves from a shock relegation. They are now unbeaten in 5 matches since the return of Javi Calleja and at least have a platform from which to build from.Atletico Madrid also come into this one on a real high. They’ve flattered to deceive for much of this season but pulled a huge performance out of the bag on Wednesday night, beating much fancied Juventus 2-0 in the Champions League. Diego Simeone will certainly back his side to defend that lead in Turin but will be less confident about their chances of catching Barcelona in La Liga, with the Catalans currently 7 points clear.It’s certainly hard to see many goals in this one. Villarreal haven’t been great defensively this term but they have tightened up of late with just 1 goal conceded in their last 4 matches. They’ve also only conceded 1 goal in the space of 4 league visits to Atletico Madrid, which is outstanding when you consider what a force Atleti have been over that period.It almost goes without saying now that Atletico Madrid have the best defensive record in La Liga again with just 0.71 goals per game conceded. They are only the 6th highest scorers though and it’s telling that it was their two centre-backs who delivered the goals to down Juve with Alvaro Morata yet to open his account since joining Atletico Madrid despite having two strikes chalked off by VAR.Real Valladolid vs Real BetisEstadio Municipal Jose ZorrillaSunday, 24-02-2019 @08:30pmThis Sunday’s clash in La Liga sees Real Valladolid and Real Betis meet at the Jose Zorrilla. There is plenty riding on it for both clubs with the home team battling against relegation while Betis are targeting European qualification for the second year running. Neither side is in great form though so a lack of confidence may be a factor in both camps.It has been a really poor couple of weeks for Betis. Their league form has dipped with a heavy defeat at Leganes and a draw at home to Alaves. Quique Setien has made a real point of targeting the cups which was fine until they were surprisingly knocked out by Rennes on Thursday night in the Europa League. They have the 2nd Leg of their Copa del Rey Semi-Final against Valencia also to come this week so Setien really has a decision to make as to whether or not to rest players here and throw all his eggs in that basket.Some rotation certainly seems likely but that shouldn’t change the fact that they have more quality than Valladolid. However the hosts are stubborn characters who won 1-0 at the Benito Villamarin in the reverse fixture. They were only beaten 1-0 at Barcelona last weekend but they are only 3 points above the drop-zone heading into this weekend so they have plenty of work to do before they can start planning for another season at this level.The bookies are struggling to call this one and it is likely to be a tight game but Valladolid are the sort of side that are capable of frustrating Betis. They will defend deep and be content to let Setien’s men have the ball and too often Betis struggle to break teams down who play like that. Worryingly for Betis, they’ve been leaking goals at the other end with 3 conceded in 3 of their last 4 matches in all competitions and the opposition hasn’t exactly been of the highest calibre either with mid-table French side Rennes and lowly Leganes exposing their frailties.Valladolid are organised and have only suffered 3 defeats in their last 11 at home. They are a bit short on creativity but they can unsettle Betis by going direct and should take confidence from that victory in Seville earlier this term.The visitors are desperate to reach the Copa del Rey Final, mainly because it will be in their own stadium and that trip to the Mestalla on Thursday is a big focus for them. They look like a team that is now struggling a bit to deal with the volume of games having played two games per week throughout 2019 so far. Against a team battling the drop, who are sure to play in an intense fashion.Levante vs Real MadridEstadio Cuiadad de ValenciaSunday, 24-02-2019 @10:45pmReal Madrid’s bid to get back into the title race came to a shuddering halt last weekend with a shock home defeat. They head to Levante this Sunday hoping to respond ahead of a crunch week with two clasicos in the space of four days. The hosts though are hoping to complete a historic league double over Los Blancos.They are actually unbeaten in 3 games against Real Madrid having won 2-1 at the Bernabeu earlier in the season. They were also impressive 4-1 winners away to a woeful Celta Vigo side last weekend so Santi Solari’s men certainly can’t afford to take this one lightly.That said Los Blancos may already be in a position where the cups are of increasing importance with a comeback from a 9 point deficit in La Liga unlikely now given there are only 14 games to play and Barcelona will almost certainly end the season with the superior head-to-head record. Real’s 2-1 defeat to Girona last time out ended a sequence of 7 wins from 8 in all competitions.We’ve certainly got plenty of reason to expect goals in this one. Levante are having a good season overall but they still have La Liga’s joint worst defensive record with 1.79 goals per game conceded. They’ve actually conceded more at home than they have away so there should be plenty of space for Real’s frontline to exploit. 73% of Levante home matches this term have produced over 2.5 goals while 45% have produced 4 or more.Half of Real Madrid’s away games have done likewise and they have looked sharper in the final third over the past few months although clean sheets haven’t been all too regular. 6 of Real’s last 8 games have seen over 2.5 goals and both teams score. They will be without Sergio Ramos here too after his 20th La Liga red card last weekend which could have a slightly unsettling effect on the defence.Levante have plenty of pace and a fair bit of quality too in attack with Jose Luis Morales, Roger Marti and Borja Mayoral competing for starts. The latter is on loan from Los Blancos and won’t feature here as a result so top scorer Marti should return to the team.Girona vs Real SociedadEstadio Municipal de MontiliviMonday, 25-01-2010 @11:00pmThe Monday night game this week in La Liga comes from Catalonia where Girona take on Real Sociedad. The home team are still in a bit of trouble despite a fine win at the Bernabeu last time out. They could do with backing that up here and Girona boss Eusebio will be keen to land a blow against the team that sacked him last season.Girona were really starting to get that sinking feeling with 6 straight defeats in all competitions before their away game against Real Madrid, the form team of 2019 in La Liga. Therefore Girona’s 2-1 victory was an enormous shock but it was a 2nd Half performance full of quality as the Catalans came back to seal a famous win. They still have plenty of work to do in order to extend their top flight stay into a 3rd season though and could do with turning their home form around.Real Sociedad have been going along very nicely under Imanol. He replaced Eusebio as boss of La Real on an interim basis at the end of last season. He did well but not well enough to land the job permanently in the summer. However Asier Garitano’s failure handed him another chance and again Sociedad have impressed under the 47 year old. They’ve not lost any of the 9 matches since he was appointed.They look well capable of extending that run here. Girona are a bit of a peculiar side and they’ve struggled for any real consistency this term so we probably shouldn’t read an enormous amount into their win over Real Madrid. Their most recent home game after all saw them lose to bottom club Huesca and their overall home form has been very poor for a long time now.The Catalans have won just 2 of their last 17 home matches in La Liga. That’s a really poor return and only Huesca have picked up fewer home points than them this term. By contrast Sociedad are away specialists. Only Real Madrid and Barcelona have picked up more points on their travels in La Liga this season than the Basques and their unbeaten record in 2019 in all competitions.Friday’s result:-Espanyol 1-1 HuescaBET ON ALL THESE GAMES AND MANY MORE @Bunga BetComments last_img read more

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Nobel Prizes Foment Ignoble Ends

first_imgIt’s Nobel Prize time, and debates are stewing again about whether Alfred Nobel did a good thing by giving a few winners lots of money.Science journals and news media love Nobel Prizes. It gives reporters instant fodder for their writing. They get to show pictures of the winners, tell their biographies, and explain why their winning subjects were significant. Few are the reporters stepping back and asking whether million-dollar prizes belong in science in the first place.James Prescott Joule, 1818-1889Whatever happened to science as a search for the truth because of the pure love of nature? James Joule tinkered with his own inventions in his father’s brewery because he wanted to understand how heat and work are related. Most scientists study for years to get a degree that many of them have to pay for. If they do that because they hope to win a Swedish lottery some day, they’re into science for the wrong reasons.This is not to discount the prestige of this year’s winners, who undoubtedly worked hard and in some cases changed the world – like today’s winners of the Chemistry prize for two men who invented the lithium-ion battery. But every winner leaves behind scores of other scientists who worked just as hard and got nothing.Now, with some in the media speculating that the Nobel committee may award the Peace Prize to the 16-year-old Swedish crybaby Greta Thunberg, instead of a man who has arguably done far more for the cause of peace in the world than her (like initiating talks with North Korea to dismantle their nuclear program, defeating ISIS, drastically cutting back on human trafficking, supporting religious freedom and seeking fair trade between nations), onlookers could rightly question the judgment of those on the Nobel committee (which had also awarded the Peace Prize to his predecessor before he had done anything in office, just because of the color of his skin). Who are these unaccountable decision makers to dispense millions of dollars from Alfred Nobel’s bequest from his invention of dynamite to a select few people, including a young misguided propaganda victim whose only accomplishment was to cry on camera about problems too complex for her to comprehend?A few reporters understand the ignoble results of the prizes. Meghan Bartels at Live Science writes today about “Why the Science Community Is Upset About Who Won a Nobel — and Who Didn’t.” Her writing, though, smells of gender politics, complaining primarily about why so many white males have been winners. The statistics do show a bias. Only three women have ever received the prize, and those had to share it with male partners. But gender and race are not supposed to matter in science; what should matter are significant scientific findings, no matter who discovers them. Why is that issue even being considered?Caltech c. 1950Nature today included a recounting of the discovery of DNA’s structure by Watson and Crick. The story illustrates the political shenanigans and competitions between teams eyeing a prize. As a result, Crick and his racist partner Watson are forever enshrined as Nobel Laureates, while Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins, Max Perutz, Linus Pauling and others, who were hot on their heels and might have found the structure independently in time, missed out. Is science like a horse race where one person, who isn’t running himself, can win by a nose and win the Belmont Stakes, while the real champion (the horse) gets hay and oats?The Nobel Prizes also stink because only three winners are allowed per prize per year. These days, some discoveries are made by large teams of dozens or hundreds of scientists. This three-slot rule led to an unusual award this year in Physics, where Peebles got it for cosmology and two others got it for exoplanets. Will this lead to divvying up prizes to three-and-only-three people regardless of subject matter, instead of by teams who actually shared similar research? Peebles gets it for dark matter that has never been discovered, and for big bang theories that some argue are fraught with problems. And the categories set up at the beginning – Chemistry, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine – leave out numerous other scientific fields that have sprung up since Alfred Nobel died.The whole concept of the Nobel Prize stinks to high academia. Let scientists pursue truth humbly, and be glad for discoveries made regardless of who got there first. Leave Academy Awards to Hollyweird.Just be glad there’s no Nobel Prize for evolutionary biology. Wait — there is: the Darwin Awards.(Visited 269 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

"Nobel Prizes Foment Ignoble Ends"