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Barcelona wins at Bernabeu again to end Real Madrid title hopes

first_imgBarcelona won 3-0 the last time the teams met in the league at the Bernabeu, and routed Madrid 5-1 at Camp Nou Stadium in their first league game this season.After dominating in the first half on Wednesday only to collapse in the second, Madrid never looked in control on Saturday.Barcelona created most of the chances and struck in the 26th minute. Sergi Roberto sent a pass behind the Madrid defenders for Rakitic and the midfielder chipped the ball over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from inside the area.Madrid pressed forward after conceding and came close to scoring a few times, but Barcelona kept threatening on the counter.Lionel Messi was quiet for Barca. His most notable moment came when he and Sergio Ramos squared up before halftime, with the Argentina forward upset at the Madrid captain for leaving his arm high and hitting his face in a challenge.It was the third meeting between the teams in less than a month. They also drew 1-1 in the first leg of the Copa semifinals at Camp Nou. They can only meet again this season in the Champions League. Barca drew with Lyon 1-1 in its first-leg match in the round of 16.OTHER RESULTSJapanese midfielder Takashi Inui scored a second-half winner as Alaves defeated relegation-threatened Villarreal 2-1 to move into fourth spot, the final Champions League position.Sevilla wasted a chance to go fourth by losing 2-1 at bottom club Huesca after conceding eight minutes into second-half stoppage time. Defeat extended Sevilla’s winless streak to five league games, dropping it to sixth place.Wu Lei became the first Chinese player to score in the Spanish league when he struck in Espanyol’s 3-1 win against Valladolid. Three days after winning 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, Barcelona followed up by defeating Madrid 1-0 to virtually end its hopes of winning the Spanish league title.Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half and Barcelona held on for its third straight victory at the Bernabeu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBarcelona, which has also now become the first team to win four in a row at the Bernabeu in the league, is 12 points ahead of Madrid with 12 matches left. The defending champions are 10 points in front of second-place Atletico Madrid, which visits Real Sociedad on Sunday.Winning coach Ernesto Valverde remained cautious, though. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES “We are not yet considering Madrid out of the title race,” he said. “Atletico is not our only rival, absolutely not. We all know Madrid is capable of winning several matches in a row and getting back in contention.”Madrid is in crisis, with the Champions League the only trophy it can win this season. Coach Santiago Solari will be under pressure when his side hosts Ajax on Tuesday to defend a 2-1 first-leg lead in the round of 16.“We have to see how we can improve,” Solari said. “There is no doubt it’s a significant distance to the lead in the league, but we are not going to give up. We will keep fighting until the end, in the Spanish league and Champions League.”Barcelona is gunning for three titles — the league, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League — and its players celebrated in front of the away fans after the match, while some Madrid supporters jeered their side at the end.Madrid is winless against Barcelona in six matches in all competitions, and has lost 11 of 18 matches played against its rival in the Spanish capital.ADVERTISEMENT Barcelona players celebrate after winning the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)MADRID — With Real Madrid on the ropes in front of its own fans, Barcelona showed no mercy.The Catalan club threw the knockout punch on Saturday, leaving Madrid reeling from a second consecutive demoralizing home loss by its biggest rival in less than a week.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Events Happening this Saturday

first_img08:30 AM-12:30 PM Dawson Creek Farmer’s MarketAll Day Event Dinosaur Trackway Tours All Day Event Northern Lights Space & Science CentreAll Day Event Peace Music FestivalAll Day Event WAC Bennett and Peace Canyon Dam ToursFor more upcoming events visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/events- Advertisement – Here is a list of events happening today in and around the Energetic City.09:00 AM-04:00 PM Farmer’s Market09:00 AM-06:00 PM Jackfish Dundees Slowpitch Tournament09:00 AM NEBC Midget Tracker Flyers Tryouts09:00 AM Sub Zero Running Club – Group RunAll Day Event 10th Annual Rivers Day Photo ContestEvents from around the rest of the Peace Region – courtesy of Hello Northlast_img read more

Man United news: Star confirms he’s heading to Old Trafford, £20m deal plus more rumours

first_img 6 6 Man United ‘interest’ in PSG’s Marquinhos declared – get the full story below, then click the arrow to see which World Cup winner could be on his way to Old Trafford… – Manchester United are interested in the Brazilian 20-year-old, the player’s agent has confirmed. Giuliano Bertolucci told Le Parisien a move could be on the cards but admitted they may have to wait until the summer to complete the deal. Nani confirms he’s heading to Old Trafford: ‘United want me back’ – Click right to find out how much Van Gaal’s La Liga target will cost the Red Devils… – One man who could return to Old Trafford is winger Nani. The Portuguese star is currently on loan with Sporting Lisbon and has looked impressive in the Champions League, scoring four goals and claiming two assists in five appearances. And he has revealed Man United want him to join back up with them in the summer: “The club know my value and I know they want me to stay. It was me who made the choice to leave the club, and it was a good decision by me because I knew if I stayed one more season at Old Trafford it would be very hard for me. I just need someone to believe in me, trust me and my qualities and give me an opportunity to show them on the pitch” Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte – £31.4m to ward off Real Madrid? Click the arrow for the latest on a world class midfielder linked with United… – Real Madrid have entered the race to sign the French Under-21 star meaning Louis van Gaal may have a fight on his hands if he wants to land the centre-back. Either way, Manchester United will have to stump up a £31.4m – the player’s release clause – for Laporte. 6 6 6 Mats Hummels’ fee coming down? Read all about it below, then click right to find out the latest news on another defender the Red Devils are tipped to sign for £20m… – Manchester United’s hopes of signing the German star have been boosted by Arsenal’s move for Gabriel Paulista, according to the Daily Express. Without the Gunners in the mix for Hummels, Dortmund will not be able to use them as a bargaining chip, potentially allowing the Red Devils to snare their man for a lower fee, although the 26-year-old is still reportedly going to cost them around £35m. 6 £20m deal for Nathaniel Clyne – Find out which Portugal international is set to return to Old Trafford by clicking right – The England right-back has been a long-term target for Manchester United and they could have landed him when Clyne moved from Crystal Palace to the Saints in 2012. Now the Red Devils are trying to tempt the 23-year-old for £20m, according to the Daily Star. No go for Sergio Busquets – United had been linked with a move for the experienced Busquets, but may have to look elsewhere as they look to strengthen their midfield options after it was revealed by the Daily Star that Sergio Busquets is set for contract talks at the Nou Camp. There are only seven days left in the transfer window and Manchester United are still yet to do any business – but that could all be about to change.Over the weekend mooted deals appeared to have edged closer to completion while others have been either rejected or been given the green light.Either way it looks like the Red Devils are going to be busy over the next week, so here at talkSPORT we’ve rounded up all the news and rumours.Click the arrows above to find out the latest reports…last_img read more

Cardiff ‘shocked’ by Sala pilot report

first_img0Shares0000The row over Emiliano Sala’s tragic death rumbles on © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCELONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 31 – Cardiff claim they are shocked by a report that the pilot in the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala was not qualified to fly at night.The Premier League club said they remain “deeply concerned” that the pilot David Ibbotson and those who arranged the flight “seemingly completely disregarded the rules of flying and put Mr Sala’s life in such danger”. Sala died when the Piper Malibu aircraft they were travelling in came down in the English Channel on January 21, two days after Cardiff had signed the Argentinian striker from French club Nantes.The BBC on Saturday reported Ibbotson was thought to have been colour-blind and that his licence restricted him to flying in daytime hours only.Cardiff said in a statement: “Cardiff City is shocked to hear the pilot, David Ibbotson, may not have been permitted to fly at night.“The club remains deeply concerned that the pilot, and those who arranged the flight, seemingly completely disregarded the rules of flying and put Mr Sala’s life in such danger.“We believe those who are responsible should be held fully accountable for their actions.“We reiterate our support for the Air Charter Association’s call for more awareness of and better enforcement against illegal flights.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Thursday, May 7

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Cappry U12’s earn brilliant win over Drumkeen United

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTES  24/10/2016 CAPPRY LOTTO The numbers drawn Last weeks Cappry lotto were 3, 4, 9, 22.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Siobhan McCauley, Conkers. The numbers drawn in the Cappry lotto were 14, 18, 20, 23.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Liam Doherty, Corraine.Next weeks jackpot is €6250.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win. CAPPRY ROVERS Cappry Rovers are hosting a very important fundraiser next Sunday 30th October. Red Hughes are going to be the visitors and the 1st half will be soccer and the 2nd half will be Gaelic. All proceeds are going towards the Caolan Melaugh Fund. There are going to be special guest players in attendance and it promises to be an evening not to be missed. Kick off is at 6.30pm and tickets are €5. Donations are also accepted at the gate. The match will be followed by an auction in the Roadhouse Bar.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’s Cappry Rovers were away to Lifford Celtic on Saturday and claimed a narrow 1-0 win with Evan McBride scoring the only goal of the game. They are still unbeaten and are grinding out results which is a sign of a good team.CAPPRY ROVERS U14’s Cappry Rovers dropped their 1st points in the league when they were held scoreless away to Convoy Arsenal on Thursday evening. They are still unbeaten however and are still top of the league.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U14sCappry Crusaders U14’s welcomed Glencar to Cappry Park on 22/10/16 at 11am. In perfect conditions we had a lively start to the game with an early strike from distance by Keelan Browne cancelled out shortly afterwards by an equally good strike by Glencar. Our boys have been playing well as a unit of late, solid at the back, industrious in midfield, and creative going forward. Browne scored an individual goal of quality with a lob from distance and a third finished by Liam Thomas after a great cross from the corner by Jason McElchar left Cappry in front 3-1 at the break. The second half saw all 17 Cappry players play their part with Kyle O’Donnell working hard in the wing and Oisin Doherty, Sean McGroary, Nathan Clohessy and Declan Slevin bringing energy on the pitch! Jason McElchar saw another raking cross from wide deceive the keeper and go in off the far post to make it 4-1 Cappry! Both keepers had great games, the Glencar keeper making 4 quality saves with Daniel Crawford making an outstanding save in the dying minutes to see it end 4-1 to Cappry. Thanks to Martin Hunter and Glencar for a great game!CAPPRY ROVERS U12’s Our under 12’s were back in action this evening (Monday) when Drumkeen Utd visited Cappry Park. Cappry dominated from start to finish and ran out comprehensive 8-0 winners with Josh McMenamin (3), Andrew Murray (2),Luke McGlynn, Shaun McMenamin and Shaun Ward scoring the goals and continuing their great run.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U12’s The Crusaders were back in action when they welcomed Ballybofey Utd Colts to Cappry Park. Cappry were dominant in the 1st half but couldn’t get the break through goal. Ballybofey scored with what was their only shot on goal in the 1st half. Cappry upped the pressure in the 2nd half and were back on level terms when Martin Mbuli scored his 1st of the match. They were soon ahead after Martin scored his 2nd of the day. Cappry were unable to score again and the game ended 2-1.CAPPRY ROVERS MEGA DRAWCappry are holding a mega draw where you could win a Skoda Octavia Ambition along with some more great prizes. Also included with each ticket is a 20% off voucher for McElhinney’s Store which should come in handy coming up to Christmas. The draw will take place 29th December. Tickets are priced at €20 and all funds raised will go towards an Astro turf pitch. If you’re interested in a ticket contact Danny 087 7797581.Cappry U12’s earn brilliant win over Drumkeen United was last modified: October 25th, 2016 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:Cappry Rovers FCsoccerSportlast_img read more

Takeaways: here’s the Sharks team everyone expected to see

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — Pete DeBoer received everything he asked for during the Sharks two-game homestand this week.The Sharks (4-3-1) found some finish around the net, scoring nine goals. Martin Jones came up with the big save, stopping 48 pucks on 50 shots. In addition, the group found a way to come out on the right side of the special teams ledger as the power play went 3 for 9 and the penalty kill posted a perfect 6 for 6 …last_img read more

Dr Ncumisa Jilata: Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon

first_imgAt the age of 29, Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata has become Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon following her Fellowship graduation in Durban on 18 May 2017. Her milestone achievement was highlighted by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in an address to the National Assembly on 31 May.South African neurosurgeon Dr Ncumisa Jilata (left) with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa made special mention of Jilata becoming Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon in an address to Parliament on 31 May 2017. (Image: Ncumisa Jilata Facebook)CD AndersonDr Ncumisa Jilata completed her Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree at Mthatha’s Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in 2009. Her completed fellowship for the Council of Neurosurgeons of South Africa in 2017 means she is now the youngest neurosurgeon in Africa, and one of only five black female brain surgeons in South Africa.Jilata joins 150 other female doctors and medical residents working in the neurosurgical field across Africa, according to the most recent survey by the World Federation of Neurological Societies.She hopes that her landmark achievement will inspire more female medical students to add to much-needed surgical expertise on the continent. Jilata was inspired while still in high school to follow her dream of becoming a brain surgeon.“I was already in Grade 11 [at Mthatha High School] when I decided I wanted to be a doctor, but at the time I wasn’t doing biology, so when I got to matric I had to do three years of biology in one year, in addition to the subjects I had already selected from Grade 10,” Jilata told the Eastern Cape Daily Dispatch newspaper following her graduation.“During that period I discovered the concept of a neuron, which is amazing. The fact that society as a whole was influenced and controlled solely by the existence of this structure, intrigued me… that’s when I knew I wanted to be a neurosurgeon.”She had to work hard to prove herself in the male-dominated field of medicine, Jilata said. “It was common to be second-guessed as a woman, but one’s work ethic will always speak volumes.” She hopes to become a worthy standard for young girls, to give them the courage to “break through the barriers of patriarchy” in medical science.Another pioneering female and Eastern Cape-born neurosurgeon, Dr Coceka Mfundisi, inspired Jilata. “[My mentor] Dr Mfundisi… broke most of the barriers for me [to get where I am today].”Born in rural Engcobo, Mfundisi was one of the first black South African woman to qualify in the neurology field.“[Jilata] had heard about me because I had worked in Mthatha for about a year while I was still training as a neurosurgeon at the University of Pretoria,” Mfundisi told the Daily Dispatch. “I was the only woman among men and when she told me she wanted to be a neurosurgeon I could already see her working with me at the University of Pretoria, where she later joined me… [Her] success is a proud moment for the impoverished community of the Eastern Cape and a victory for every woman, especially because she did everything in record time, at a very young age.”WSU spokesperson Yonela Tukwayo said the university was proud of Jilata’s accomplishment. “She and many other WSU alumni, who are leaders across different fields of medicine and other professions, represent the true spirit of our university namesake, Walter Sisulu.”During his address at the Presidency Budget Vote in Parliament’s National Assembly on 31 May 2017, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa made special mention of Jilata’s achievement. Including her story in an overview of several South African women breaking barriers in a number of social development and medical fields, Ramaphosa thanked Jilata “for inspiring us, motivating us and challenging us with your [life] and your determination… demonstrating what is possible with perseverance, courage, collaboration and partnership”.Source: Daily Dispatch, South African Government website Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

SA, Brazilian airlines in codeshare plan

first_img30 August 2013 South African Airways (SAA) and Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement to increase access to destinations in both countries for both leisure and business travellers. Destinations in Brazil that will be accessible through the agreement are from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Brasilia, Salvador, Florianopolis, Iguaçu Falls, Recife and Belo Horizonte. Brazilian passengers flying to South Africa will have access to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth. “Alliances and partnerships of this nature form a crucial part of modern airline management, which is about providing convenient connection for customers to as many destinations as possible without necessarily using your own resources,” SAA’s commercial acting general manager, Manoj Papa, said in a statement on Thursday. “This codeshare provides a platform to tap into the potential that lies in both carriers’ respective markets in a manner that would significantly enhance benefits for passengers of both airlines.” The collaboration will also offer leisure travellers a variety of holiday options, as well as business travellers access to multiple business centres. “This codeshare operation is vital in that customers travelling to and from various parts of Africa, South America and countries in the east are able to use SAA’s Johannesburg hub as a convenient connection point to various parts of the world,” Papa said. Members of SAA’s loyalty programme, Voyager, will continue to earn miles and obtain tier status when travelling on TAM flights, and members of the TAM Fidelidade programme will also continue to earn and redeem points when they travel on SAA flights. “We are seeking partnerships like this to offer our customers flights to all over the world,” said LATAM Airlines Group senior vice president of strategic alliances, Soledad Berrios. “Together with South African Airways we will make travelling between Brazil and South Africa easier, and the countries will be the gateways of the South American and African continents.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Households with electricity up by 50%

first_imgHouseholds spend on average R2 494 a month on electricity, gas and other fuels.In all, 18% of rural households and 8.4% of urban dwellers use candles and paraffin for lighting.57% of households said it was acceptable to protest about electricity prices, while 97% reported that it was never acceptable to steal electricity. Source: SAnews.gov.za 15 November 2013 The number of South African households with electricity has increased by almost 50% over the last 10 years, according to Statistics South Africa’s latest survey on household energy. Releasing the survey in Pretoria on Thursday, Statistician-General Pali Lehohla said the number of South African households with legal electricity connections had increased by 49% between 2002 and 2012, from 8.3-million to 12.4-million households. Lehohla said the gap had been closed with the addition of 4.1-million connections over the 10-year period, despite 3.8-million new households being added over the same period, bringing the total number of households to 14.6-million in 2012. In all, 85.3% of households were connected to the electricity grid in 2012, up from 77.1% in 2002. Of the 15% still not connected by last year, four percent had no electricity access, while 11% were connected to electricity but not via the mains, with many of these being illegal connections. He said that since the introduction of free basic electricity in 2005, the number of households that qualified for the provision had steadily declined, from 45.8% to 27.5% last year, because of the sharpening of the criteria to qualify for the provision. Lehohla said it was concerning that 12.6% of South Africans, mainly in the country’s rural areas, still used wood for cooking. He recommended that the country provide more off-grid power solutions and renewable energy sources for poor households, particularly in rural areas where provision of electricity from the grid was not cost-effective. South Africa should also introduce effective and efficient technologies to reduce the hazards of using solid fuels for heating, cooking and lighting, Lehohla said. Statistics SA’s survey also revealed that among households with a per capita income of under R390 a month, just 79% had electricity connections, compared to 94% for those with monthly incomes of R4 000 or more. While 94% of formal homes and 91% of state-subsidised homes were connected to the grid, just 54% of households in informal areas and 63% in traditional areas had connections to the grid. Over three-quarters of South Africans use the pre-paid method to pay for their electricity, with just 21% opting to pay for their electricity by way of monthly bills – ranging from six percent in rural areas to 27% in urban areas. Nationally, only 4.6% of households do not pay for their electricity, according to the survey. In all, 3.4% of households reported that their electricity had been cut off in the 30 days prior to the survey because of non-payment. The survey also revealed that households consume 13% of South Africa’s electricity, with manufacturing industry the country’s biggest user, consuming 49%. Other findings from the survey include:last_img read more