Leon turns with the Cup … but the goal is promotion

first_imgAira was saved from the sieve, although he was initially fired after not entering the playoff. However, when other options fall, The Berciano coach, endorsed by the manager, Felipe Llamazares, was returned to his position. And time plays in his favor. The numbers (42 points and 38 goals) have few precedents in the team, full of Throne names like Héctor Rodas, in his day Captain of the Levant, or the attackers Dioni (ten goals) and Kawaya, willing to return to the foreground.We speak, however, of an attractive team. In this five years, Cultural has scored 273 goals and in national football only Barça (467) and Madrid (411) are exceeded, that in two of those years exceeded one hundred. Lions look from the podium to Atlético (268) and Bilbao Athletic (260)The need for promotion permeates the daily work at the Cultural headquarters, which still takes advantage of its passage through Second. Since that May 28, 2017 there is an unknown devotion to the city team. One more year the social mass is around 7,000 subscribers. The Cup has two speeds for the Cultural. While Leon has turned over and will fill the stadium, the League looks sideways at the white house. In the next days he will see his direct rivals for the title (Logroñés and Bilbao Athletic, first and third) in group 2 of a Second B who tries to leave the fast track after the traumatic decline two years ago.Professional football escaped between his fingers and the first change doubting the project with which the Aspire Academy made its landing in Spain. The Qatari entity has not lifted the foot of the accelerator, but its visible head, Iván Bravo, key in the acquisition of the club, turned his gaze to Alcorcón.There are no palpable fissures, but, in case the flies, injections like the one tonight will receive their coffers are intended to be a nod to the property to partially compensate for their effort. This season, The budget is around three million invested, to a greater extent, in undoing past mistakes. Of the staff that came down from Second and then failed in the Bronze Division, only a handful of players remain. Three of them, Leandro, Antonio Martínez and Iván González, direct witnesses of the ascent.last_img read more

Barça players would accept a salary cut

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 22, 2020 At the board of directors held earlier in the week, club executives informed managers that these losses were “unrecoverable” and that it was necessary to begin to rethink the budget that in September was approved in the assembly of 1,047 million compromisarios, which was the historical record of the Catalan entity.It must be remembered that the players themselves, in this case Gerard Piqué, They already confirmed that last summer they were willing to postpone the entry of their wages so that the club could face the economic effort involved in facing the operation of the return of Neymar. from Parías Saint-Germain in a transfer that was desired by the squad, but that the club did not have the financial muscle to assume.The talks are at an early stage, but availability on both sides is adequate. Now what agree once the landscape that has caused the coronavirus crisis is clarified. That is, to know if the competitions are going to resume, when and under what conditions.In addition, Barcelona, ​​like most teams advocates a collegiate action sponsored by the European football association (ECA) that on Monday should discuss this issue at a meeting to be held by videoconference The FC Barcelona squad is not going to put up insurmountable difficulties if the situation triggered by the coronavirus forces to rethink economic policy of the club on the downside impacting on the salaries of the players.The contacts between the president of the entity, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and the captains of the team in this sense they are on the right track since from the locker room it is understood the difficult situation that they are going through, not only Barcelona, ​​but all the European teams that are already seeing their income substantially reduced due to the closure of activities .A suspension that not only affects sports activity depriving the entities of receiving money for box office or television rights, but it affects in many areas of the club fundamental to maintain the economy of these companies such as the money that is collected in schools spread around the world, by sponsorship campaigns , sale of material in stores that are now closed or visits to the museum or the stadium in addition to the events that are organized in the club facilities at all levels.last_img read more

Senate immigration bill promised

first_img“Obviously, if it doesn’t happen, it isn’t going to be for lack of effort,” Nuñez said. Kennedy had hoped to introduce the bill last week, but movement stalled amid concerns from McCain and other Republicans about labor provisions Democrats may include. The White House has been holding discussions with Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, both of whom opposed citizenship measures last year. Nuñez also met Monday with Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, on climate change and Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, on immigration issues. He is expected to meet with Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and other members of the California delegation later this week. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731 WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Kennedy vowed Monday that immigration reform – including citizenship for undocumented workers – will hit the Senate floor by June, despite attempts by the White House and other opponents to massage the bill. With California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez by his side, the Massachusetts Democrat said he and presidential contender Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are negotiating the measure and that he hopes to introduce legislation “in the very near future.” “California bears a disproportionate amount of the burden” of illegal immigration, affecting its health-care and education systems, Kennedy said. The problem, he contended, is “because we have not had an effective national program.” Nuñez met privately with Kennedy about immigration reform as part of a three-day California lobbying blitz with other state legislators. He said Kennedy called the bill “a top priority.” last_img read more

Birmingham to be named 2022 Commonwealth Games hosts

first_img0Shares0000Flagbearers of the Commonwealth Games Federation display the flag during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow on July 23, 2014 © AFP/File / ANDREJ ISAKOVICLondon, United Kingdom, Dec 20 – Birmingham is set to be announced as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games after Durban was stripped of the event in March, according to reports Wednesday.The Games were originally awarded to Durban in 2015 but the South African city had the event taken away for financial reasons. That led to a shortened bidding contest that came down to a race for British government funding between Birmingham and Liverpool, which was won by the central English city in September.Despite being the only city to submit a bid by the Commonwealth Games Federation’s (CGF) deadline of the end of September, Birmingham has had to wait nearly three months to have its victory confirmed.The city’s initial proposal was judged to be not “fully compliant” with a further delay as the CGF sought further guarantees over funding from Birmingham and the British government.Confirmation of Birmingham as 2022 hosts is due to be made at a press conference in the city on Thursday morning.The Games are open to countries that are members of the Commonwealth, a collection of nations and territories that were mainly once part of the British empire.The 2018 Games will be staged on Australia’s Gold Coast.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Classic Transfer: Arsenal sign Juventus star for £11million

first_img Thierry Henry and Ray Parlour celebrate as Arsenal defeat Inter Milan 5-1 – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… Thierry Henry celebrates winning the Premier League title in 2004 – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… Thierry Henry celebrates scoring at the Emirates during his final season – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… 15 Henry chews the fat with Gunnersaurus and Ashley Cole – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… 15 15 15 15 John Terry struggled to stop Thierry Henry – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… And so did Fabian Barthez – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… Thierry Henry completes a hat-trick against Leicester City – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… Thierry Henry and Arsene Wenger were a match made in heaven – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… 15 Arsenal stars celebrate winning the Premier League in 2002 – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… 15 Thierry Henry celebrates scoring for the club against Leeds United in the FA Cup as he made a brief return to north London – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… Thierry Henry celebrates in Arsenal’s final season at Highbury – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… 15 15 Winning the Champions League just wasn’t meant to happen – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… 15 15 Thierry Henry applauds the Arsenal fans at the Emirates 15 15 15 On August 3, 1999 Arsenal swooped to sign Juventus misfit Thierry Henry for £11million.Highly-rated but unable to make an impact during an eight month stay in Serie A after a move from Monaco, Arsene Wenger was happy to take a punt on a player he’d given a debut to at his former club.The outlay was worth every penny.Signed as the Gunners needed a replacement for Nicolas Anelka, the man who had struggled on the left wing in Turin, was moved into a central role by Wenger but no goals in his first eight games set alarm bells off.Even Henry knew something had to be done. “I’ve literally had to go back to school and be re-taught everything about the art of striking,” he revealed.But he was a player who knew where the back of the net was as he showed at the 1998 World Cup, top scoring with three for France, who won the tournament on home soil.Once his abilities in front of goal had been awoken there was nothing to stop the lithe and long-limbed 22-year-old, with his electric pace and sleight of foot.He ended his debut season with 17 Premier League goals, with the Gunners finishing second in the table behind Manchester United, while they were to lose to Galatasaray in the UEFA Cup final and the next campaign was again tinged with disappointment as they finished as runners-up once more and lost another final – this time the FA Cup to Liverpool.But in 2001/02 everything changed, Henry took his displays up a notch, firing the Gunners to a Premier League and FA Cup double. His goalscoring continued and so did the silverware with another FA Cup the next season.Henry’s biggest achievement though, was his part in Arsenal’s unbeaten campaign in 2003/04, where he netted 30 Premier League strikes – 39 across all competitions – and was at his imperious best, gliding past defenders with ease.A third FA Cup in 2005 was to be his last silverware with the club although the Gunners came agonisingly close to winning the Champions League in 2005/06, as Barcelona defeated them in the final.After the 2-1 defeat, the Catalan giants failed with a huge bid for the Frenchman but, just a year later, he would join them in a £16.1million deal, at a time when Arsenal were slipping behind Chelsea and Man United in the title race, hampered by the financial strain of moving to the new Emirates Stadium.Henry went with the begrudging blessing of the Arsenal faithful and Arsene Wenger having become the club’s all-time record goalscorer, won two titles, three FA Cups and a vast array of individual awards.He was a success at Barcelona too, claiming his sought-after Champions League winners’ medal when the Spanish side beat Manchester United in Rome back in 2009, while also claiming the La Liga title and Copa del Rey to complete a historic treble.Henry saw out his career in America with New York Red Bulls, but in 2012 he did spend a brief loan spell back in north London, playing seven matches and scoring twice to take his tally with the club to 228 goals.Gooners everywhere regard the Frenchman as a living legend and it’s not hard to see why.Click the right arrow above for more classic pictures of Thierry Henry… Thierry Henry was rewarded with a statue outside the Emirates in 2011 – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… 15 Thierry Henry and a host of Arsenal heroes celebrate at White Hart Lane in 2004 – Click the right arrow for more classic Thierry Henry pictures… last_img read more

Shootout hero Caballero feels he justified his League Cup final selection

first_imgGoalkeeper Willy Caballero welled up on the Wembley turf after winning the Capital One Cup for Manchester City.The Argentinian’s place in City’s starting line-up came under scrutiny after some unconvincing performances in the competition, with regular stopper Joe Hart waiting in the wings.But boss Manuel Pellegrini stuck by Caballero for the final and was repaid as the 34-year-old saved three shoot-out penalties for a 3-1 win after the tie had ended 1-1 after extra-time.“It’s a shame we conceded a goal because we defended really well today,” said Caballero.“It was really important that we won this trophy, for the team and for myself.“I watched all the penalties last night but I talked with my goalkeeper coach and with Joe [Hart] now but I like to make my decision when I’m in goal.“It was a really hard week for me with the decision [to not play Hart] for the coach but now I don’t have to say anything, I just have to enjoy and feel great in this moment.”Victorious City manager Pellegrini added: I think we deserved to win the game, we missed too many chances, played better than Liverpool.”On sticking with Caballero, he added: “I prefer to win it this way, because I was pleased to win the title for the players, fans, the staff but for Willy.“I preferred to lose the title than lose the word (of picking him). We are working hard, in the middle of the season, it is important for us to keep fighting now.“I was concerned about the amount of chances we missed. After that we played better in extra-time.“It’s a very important moment, and it’s always very special to win a title at Wembley.”last_img read more

Makeover, not takeover

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Moreover, L.A.’s educational woes are hardly unique. According to a recent report by the National Assessment of Education Progress, students in nine of the nation’s 11 big city school districts fell below national achievement levels. That includes students in Chicago, New York, and Cleveland, where mayors call the shots. The school districts bomb in part because there are too many lousy teachers, wasteful administrators and moribund school boards. But they bomb in bigger part because of poverty, immigration, language difficulties and gross under-funding. These are big-ticket, intractable social problems that a mayor can’t wave a magic wand and solve. In the mayor-run school districts in New York and Chicago that Villaraigosa touts as examples of the educational miracles mayors can work if given a free hand, test scores have marginally inched up, while nearly half of fourth-graders fall below basic reading levels. New York has gone through four chancellors in two years, and teachers, administrators, parents and community leaders complain that they have been shut out of school policy decisions. In Chicago, Mayor Richard Daley doesn’t rule the schools with an iron fist. Local school councils make many of the key school policy decisions. The councils include parents and community members, principals and teachers. Under state law each council can hire and evaluate the principals and have the final say over a school’s discretionary budget and improvement plan. In Cleveland, the schools had a nightmare debt and dropout rate, and wallowed at the bottom in achievement scores. There was absolutely nowhere for them to go but up. Though debt is now down, and student achievement has slightly improved since the mayor took over, the majority of students in Cleveland still test on a par with or below those in L.A. schools. Then there is Baltimore. That’s the one mayor-run district that takeover backers don’t talk about. The Baltimore schools were an educational disaster when the mayor took them over in 1997. Several years later, they still were. It took a state-city partnership before significant improvements were finally attainted. Boston is the one school district where the mayor has received consistently high marks for turning the schools around. But even that’s not a good comparison. The district is much smaller, more manageable, less diverse and not as poverty-strapped. Despite its arguable success, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino bluntly told a forum at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2002 that mayors are not a panacea for failing urban school districts. He fingered poverty, lack of funding and deteriorating school facilities as the prime culprits in why schools grossly under-perform. But even if students in the mayor-run districts made the quantum leap in performance that Villaraigosa claims they have, these districts would still be bad models for what could happen in L.A.’s schools. The mayors took over these districts because the schools were not just failures, but were racked by corruption, inefficiency and political infighting. The takeovers were a last-ditch, desperation measure, but they were also political win-wins for the mayors. The mayors knew that any improvement they brought would burnish the luster on their political star. This is not to say that Villaraigosa’s takeover bid is a crass political grab, or that he shouldn’t have a voice in school direction. Trained, educated, and skilled professionals are crucial to the economic growth, well-being and quality of life in Los Angeles. However, he can have that voice by doing what Mayor Richard Riordan did. Riordan turned the Mayor’s Office into a bully pulpit to prod and cajole LAUSD officials to do even more to reverse the district’s low student achievement level. He put his political muscle and money behind school board candidates committed to education reform, and aggressively lobbied state and federal officials for more money for school improvements. Villaraigosa can urge the board to copy the dozens of innovative programs in other school districts nationally that have boosted achievement levels among poor and minority students – without a mayor directly calling the shots. In these districts, teachers, administrators and parents work together and challenge the students to learn by setting specific goals, requiring mandatory participation of the students and parents, stressing clarity of class and homework assignments, providing positive reinforcement to students and continually monitoring classroom progress. They believe that poor and minority students can learn and achieve like students in well-heeled suburban schools, and they push them hard to be the best students they can be. Villaraigosa has barely completed a half-year at City Hall. He still must put the final touch on police reform, come up with a workable plan for LAX expansion, deal with a looming city budget shortfall, strengthen neighborhood councils, battle the gang and homeless crisis, jump-start business development in South L.A., and tackle the city’s horrendous transportation problem. That’s more than enough to keep him busy. Running the L.A. schools shouldn’t be on his list. Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a political analyst, social-issues commentator and frequent contributor to the Daily News.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Longtime education activist, former Los Angeles school board member, and chairwoman of the state Assembly Committee on Education Jackie Goldberg flatly says that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hasn’t said or done anything to show that he can run the schools any better than the L.A. board of education. Not that her words mean much – Villaraigosa’s determined to barge ahead with his plan to take over the school district. Though L.A. City Controller Laura Chick would probably deny it, she recently aided and abetted the mayor’s takeover plot by demanding that the LAUSD turn over all its financial records. That’s a thinly disguised effort to show that the district is the abysmal failure Villaraigosa claims it is. The move will make it even easier to sell his takeover notion to the public and the California Legislature. Villaraigosa has loudly touted the supposed success that mayors in Chicago, Cleveland and New York have had in turning their miserably failing schools around to back his claim that he can do the same in L.A. But have they? And are L.A.’s schools as far gone as Villaraigosa insists? There are few who dispute that L.A. public schools can do better, much better. The dropout rate is still way too high, graduation rates are still way too low, and too many students still can’t read properly or do basic math. Still, the LAUSD has made some improvement. It has stepped up the pace of school construction, decentralized operations, encouraged more parent involvement and – most importantly – bumped up math and reading test scores for fourth- and eighth-graders. last_img read more

LUCKY DONEGAL COUPLE WIN AMAZING FREE WEDDING!

first_imgA lucky Donegal couple are over the moon after winning an incredible FREE wedding courtesy of the fabulous Mulroy Woods Hotel.David Connors and Edel Bradley will have the wedding of their dreams – and it’s all for FREE. There were thousands of entrants for the competition – but it was David and Edel who won the amazing giveaway.The amazing prize consists of a fully inclusive Wedding Reception for up to 250 guests from the Hotel plus the following from local wedding suppliers:Wedding Video from Arthur Lynch Wedding Services, stylish Suits from Evolve Menswear, €500 voucher for a Bridal Gown from Elite Brides, Bridal Bouquet from Ballybofey Florist, Wedding Car from Charlie Mc Laughlin Wedding Cars, Room Décor from Eventful Wedding Professionals.We look forward to planning and organising Edel & David’s special day in the future. The new management team at Mulroy Woods Hotel also hosted their first Wedding Fayre and it was a huge success.They were delighted to see such a great crowd – and they received positive and encouraging feedback.The Hotel is now firmly back on the map as a first choice Wedding Venue in Donegal.Huge thanks to Donegal’s top Wedding suppliers for supporting us on the day, our new Wedding Packages are very popular and enquiries are flying in.LUCKY DONEGAL COUPLE WIN AMAZING FREE WEDDING! was last modified: November 6th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN SET TO PUT THE CLUB WEBSITE LIVE

first_imgNaomh Ultan Dunkineely NewsClothes Bank –A reminder to all in the parish there is clothes bank just outside the grounds of the clubhouse and it can be used anytime. All proceeds made goes back to the club so please try your best to support. Underage Football –Our Under 14 side’s County Final took place last Friday evening in O’Donnell Park Letterkenny and after a thriller neither team could be separated in game that finished 1-7 a piece. Both teams will have to do in all over again in a reply, no time, date or venue has been fixed as of yet.Adult Football – Our senior side yet again played out a draw, their third in succession, against a Robert Emmetts side picking up some momentum after a poor start to the season on Saturday evening last. The game finished 2-11 to 3-8 and scores came from Colin McNicholas (1-4), Joe Alvey (1-0), Alan Lyons (0-3), Shane McWhinnie (0-2), Declan Murrin and Peter Alvey (0-1 each). They are now fixed to play away to Milford on Saturday evening in their first leg of the Junior A Championship at 7:30pm.Monthly Meeting – The club’s next monthly meeting will take place on Monday July 8th at 8:30pm upstairs in the clubhouse, all members welcome. New Club Website – Over the past year a club website has been designed and will be ready to launch in a couple of weeks. Anyone who has rare photo’s, written pieces etc regarding the club and think they are of importance please feel free to forward them via email to pro.naomhultandunkinneely.donegal@gaa.ie. GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN SET TO PUT THE CLUB WEBSITE LIVE was last modified: June 25th, 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:GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN SET TO PUT THE CLUB WEBSITE LIVElast_img read more

West Ham star Jack Wilshere ‘very upset’ by fresh injury setback

first_imgWilshere arrived at the London Stadium in July after ending his 17-year association with Arsenal, and having been omitted from Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad.The former Gunners midfielder, who signed a three-year deal at West Ham, started the opening four matches of the season, but, following a complication with a screw in his ankle from a previous operation, missed their first league win of the campaign last Sunday. West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has said Jack Wilshere has been left “very upset” by his latest injury setback.The Hammers midfielder is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after surgery on a troublesome ankle problem. 3 3 Pellegrini will be without summer signing Jack Wilshere for a number of weeks Jack Wilshere has suffered a fresh injury blow center_img 3 The 26-year-old went under the knife on Monday in London, after missing last weekend’s 3-1 victory over Everton.Wilshere’s career has been punctuated by a series of injuries, and Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini revealed that his latest problem has been tough for the player to accept – having seen past injures come back to bite him.“He was working so well that of course he was very upset about what happened,” Pellegrini said in his press conference ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea.“I spoke with him before he started the week. He felt the pain in his ankle.“He is a player, who is maybe not too old, but he has a lot of experience with injuries. I hope he will know what is the best way to recover as soon as he can.” Wilshere has suffered another injury blow just four games into his West Ham career And Pellegrini added he is unsure on the exact timeframe of Wilshere’s spell out of action.“The club doctor can say more about it than me, but he has a screw in his ankle from surgery he had some years ago,” said the boss.“The screw has maybe made some movements so he had to take it out and now we will see how many weeks he will take to recover.”last_img read more