Atlético will play without Felipe on defense four months later

first_imgFelipe began the month of October with only 181 minutes on his legs after practically a month and a half of competition. The Brazilian had started the season as the team’s fourth quarter, with Giménez and Savic as headlines and Hermoso de first alternative, although with his performances before Celta and Mallorca It was already beginning to emerge and make it clear that its role was going to be more.His good work, combined with Savic and Giménez’s injuries, he was taken head to eleven and currently he has become the boss of the rear, an untouchable player who has not moved with the Cholo scheme. Moreover, Felipe has not lost a moment since the match against Valencia on October 19 (he had not played the week before against Valladolid after completing the match against Lokomotiv). The Brazilian has played each and every one of the 1,950 minutes of the team from that day to the che team until becoming one of the great signings of the season in Europe and only a penalty for card accumulation will make him stop against Granada. In total, he is the fourth player with the most minutes in the entire squad (2,221), only surpassed by Saul (2,760), Oblak (2,706) and Thomas (2,289). Simeone will not be able to count on his new bulwark behind, although luckily for the coach in his case it will not be due to injury. Felipe saw the fifth yellow in the league during the last match against Real Madrid and may not be in the return of the team to the Wanda Metropolitano. In its 21 consecutive games, with two extensions included (Real Madrid and Cultural), the Brazilian has shared downtown behind with Savic, acting as central left, Beautiful and Giménez, with them two on the right profile, where he feels most comfortable.A mature player, experienced, very difficult to overcome in hand to hand and that stands out for its fantastic aerial game. In addition, Felipe has a good ball out and is a danger spot for a stopped ball, adding two goals, against Lokomotiv volley and Levante with a very complicated header. Although at the beginning of the course his participation was residual, one minute in Butarque in the first four days, he has now earned his place and is already one of the untouchables of Simeone.last_img read more

Higuain powers Juve to home record

first_imgROME (AP):It’s no coincidence that Juventus have won Serie A every season since the Juventus Stadium opened in September 2011.The Bianconeri have been virtually unbeatable in the Italian league’s only major club-owned stadium and improved on their own Serie A record with a 26th consecutive home win yesterday.Gonzalo Higuain scored his fourth brace of the season as Juventus beat Bologna 3-0.Juventus held the previous record of 25 straight home wins, established at the stadium between 2013 and 2015.The current streak began against Bologna on Oct. 24, 2015, and Bologna never really had a chance to prevent the latest record.Higuain opened the scoring with a volley from a lobbed pass from Miralem Pjanic seven minutes in, Paulo Dybala added a penalty before the break and then Higuain headed in another early in the second half.Juventus, which still have a game in hand, restored their four-point lead over Roma, which beat Genoa 1-0 earlier.Lazio also won 1-0, over struggling Crotone with a last-minute goal from Ciro Immobile after Lucas Biglia hit the crossbar with a penalty in the first half.Lazio are fourth, one point behind third-placed Napoli, which beat Sampdoria 2-1 on Saturday.Fresh off their Italian Super Cup win over Juventus, fifth-placed AC Milan needed a late goal to beat visiting Cagliari 1-0.Carlos Bacca scored from close range two minutes from the end after being set up by Gianluca Lapadula.Cagliari ended with 10 men when Bruno Alves was sent off for pulling down Bacca just outside the area to prevent a clear scoring opportunity in added time.FREE KICKEarlier, Ivan Perisic scored twice and seventh-placed Inter Milan came from a goal down to beat Udinese 2-1 and win their fourth straight game.Perisic equalised in first-half added time, slotting a shot inside the near post after receiving a pass from Mauro Icardi, then headed in from a free kick three minutes from the end.It was the first brace in Serie A for Perisic, a Croatia international who joined Inter from Wolfsburg in 2015.Jakub Jankto, a 20-year-old Czech midfielder, had put Udinese ahead early in the first half after being set up by French talent Seko Fofana.Atalanta revived their chances of finishing in the Europa League spots with a convincing 4-1 win at Chievo Verona.Domenico Berardi returned from a long injury layoff for Sassuolo in a 0-0 draw with Torino.The Pescara-Fiorentina match was postponed due to too much snow and ice inside and around the Stadio Adriatico.last_img read more

Collision partially closes Alaska Highway near Charlie Lake

first_imgUPDATE: This story has been updated, a link can be found here: LAKE, B.C. – There are reports of a collision in Charlie Lake that is blocking traffic on the Alaska Highway this morning.The collision occurred on the highway near the Charlie Lake Store, approximately 10.5 kilometres north of Fort St. John. Drive BC says that the collision is affecting traffic in both directions with a lane closure in effect. Reports say that there is a detour is in place for northbound traffic.- Advertisement -This is a developing story, and we will have updates as they become available. If you have any further information about this incident, please send an email to: read more

How Associations voted for 2026 W. Cup hosts

first_img0Shares0000North American bid leaders Carlos Cordeiro (centre) and the president of the Mexican Football Association Decio de Maria Serrano (2nd L) celebrate after they won the right to host the 2026 World CupNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13- Hopes of the World Cup coming to the African continent for the second time in history were dashed when Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 games failed after losing to a joint bid by the United States, Canada and Morocco in the voting process at FIFA’s Congress on Wednesday.Morocco garnered only 65 of the 203 votes cast while the ‘United Bid’ gathered 134 votes, 67pc of the total cast. A total of 203 associations voted with the four bidding nations exempted. Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands did not enter to vote. And just like president Gianni Infantino had promised in his quest for transparency and accountability, how each association voted was made public.Kenya which had promised beforehand that they will be backing Morocco did not go back on their word with Nick Mwendwa pressing his vote in favor of the North Africans.Kenya has been one of the beneficiaries of Morocco’s generosity, having hosted the Harambee Starlets in a 10-day camp prior to their participation at the African Women’s Cup of Nations in 2016 and most recently hosted Harambee Stars for two friendly matches against central Africa Republic and Comoros.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) presents the Morocco 2026 World Cup bid book to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAfrica was expected to vote as a bloc and it was almost so, save for 10 countries of the 51 that cast their votes. The entire CECAFA region backed Morocco, but the varieties came with the West and Southern Africans.Interestingly, South Africa which hosted Africa’s first ever World Cup in 2010 did not vote for Morocco, instead opting for the United Bid.Guinea, Liberia, Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Botswana all did not vote for the Moroccans.Most of Europe went in favor of the United Bid, but interestingly, giants like Italy, Turkey, Netherlands, Belgium and Serbia voted in favor of Morocco. Brazil who hosted the 2014 showpiece also went for the North Africans.Arabian countries were hugely in favor of Morocco’s bidding including 2022 hosts Qatar. However, Saudi Arabia voted in favor of the American bid.Here is a breakdown of how each of the 203 Associations voted.FIFA WORLD CUP 2026 VOTE0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

City of neighborhoods

first_imgThe new director of the Planning Department hired by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, S. Gail Goldberg, could be just what Los Angeles needs. The 62-year-old comes from San Diego, where she shepherded California’s second-largest city through a tough growth spurt with a neighborhood-focused strategy called the “City of Villages.” Like every other city in California, San Diego over the past 15 years – while Goldberg was either a planner or the director of planning – saw tremendous growth and the challenges that comes with it. As well as just figuring out how to accommodate and serve more and more houses, city officials in the once-sleepy Navy town worked to keep the entire city livable. Part of that was seen in the stunning transformation of a seedy and half-abandoned downtown into a gleaming entertainment center in the late 1980s and 1990s. But what should be most notable to Angelenos is the success that Goldberg’s department had in developing specific growth plans that helped the city’s sprawling neighborhoods (sound familiar?) each retain their own unique flavors as they absorbed new growth. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Already Goldberg is speaking music to the ears of Los Angeles neighborhood activists. “In order to increase density or do smart growth you need to work with the neighborhood groups,” Goldberg told the Daily News. That’s exactly what they have been asking for over the years. On the face of it, Goldberg appears a wise choice to head the expanding planning department. Perhaps under her stewardship Los Angeles can finally realize its tremendous potential as the “City of Neighborhoods.” For that to happen, City Hall will have to give the residents of the neighborhoods first crack at approving developments before council members sell them out to the developers. 160Want 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

It’s a tax

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “DWP wants new rate hikes” (March 30): The city needs to learn that this kind of “taxing” action must be done with full disclosure to the power and water users of DWP. Each and every DWP invoice carries a 10 percent city utility tax. Plus, the elected leaders of the city of Los Angeles continue to take even more funds from DWP revenue with the additional 5 percent on water and 7 percent on power. The so-called one-time-transfer requests have come as many as three times in a year and garnered hundreds of millions of dollars from the DWP piggy bank to balance the city budget. Someone needs to take a look at the “power” chart of city government before we go any further with this story. Louise Clarke Stone Sunland Brain trauma I was so moved by “A bullet nearly killed him then led to a new life” (March 21). I commend Sgt. Jesus Vidana for turning his life around amidst the immense difficulty he faced recovering from brain surgery and recuperating from the emotional trauma he suffered from being deployed in Baghdad. As a physical therapist, I am exposed to the scores of limitations and difficulties suffered by a person recovering from traumatic brain injury. It takes a willpower of steel, motivation, conviction, and faith to go through and overcome the remarkable experience of Vidana. Surely, it was not an easy and smooth road for him, but he proved to himself and everyone else that disability cannot and should not dictate how life should be lived. Thank you, Sgt. Vidana. Josephine Isip Burbank Too little, too late Re: “Return to class, mayor advises” (March 28): Actions taken now by Mayor Antonio “Photo-op” Villaraigosa, Police Chief William Bratton and Sheriff Lee Baca, to crack down on truant student protesters are too little, too late. For these students to not have been arrested and fined for truancy and breaking the law by impeding traffic and marching without proper permits was gross dereliction of duty. All three should be censured, recalled and thrown out of office. Compounding his unconscionable behavior, by standing on the steps of City Hall, condoning and approving illegal immigration and promoting L.A. as a sanctuary city, the mayor insulted every “legal” resident and once again proved why he failed the California State Bar Exam several times. He has no understanding of the difference between “illegal” and “legal.” Sandy Sand West Hills Incoherent statements Re: “Immigration debate heats up” (March 28): My mother and her parents came to America over 50 years ago. They did it legally even though they had to stay in Canada until all their paperwork was complete so they could have legal status. Whether white, brown, black or yellow and no matter what country a person comes from, if they did not enter legally, then you get to be arrested and sent home. It infuriates me to see Mexican flags being waved while incompetent people make incoherent statements. The Mexican flag has come to symbolize what the confederate flag did in the 60s, which is a sign of racism. James Edwards Santa Clarita It’s a scam Re: “500,000 rally in L.A.” (March 26): George Bush is the president of the United States, not the alcalde of North America. He is responsible to the citizens of the United States, not to the corporate interests in the United States who want to hire cheap, union-breaking, illegal labor, and certainly not to the illegal labor itself. The scam has long since been exposed, but the “emperor” still parades down the street in his naked finery. Build the border fence first, and man the machine guns, and then and only then ask the voters about guest workers. I think you will discover by then that the labor market has sorted itself out without the need for immigrant labor. William O. Felsman Woodland Hills Nowhere to go With all the usual fanfare surrounding immigration, one issue is being left out. There are thousands of children who are brought to the U.S. from myriad countries illegally, grow up here, go to school here, get jobs and become part of the community, but do not have papers to stay. Where should these kids go? I have known many Mexican-American undocumented immigrants who do not remember Mexico, and barely speak any Spanish. Please do not forget these kids: Their home is here, so let us make it so they can stay. Robert Davis Tarzana Yankee imperialism Re: “Latinos: It’s way overdue” (Their Opinions, March 29): If Rodolfo Acuna reads his opinion article, he should be celebrating that the U.S. “illegally” (his words) took California from Mexico. He wrote, “Today, the only thing sustaining Mexico and Central America is the remittances sent back annually by hard-working compatriots. If not … those economies would crash …” Imagine California in the hands of Mexico. A horrific thought. Based on Acuna’s analysis, we would be sustained by remittances of our illegal immigrants to the other 49 states rather being than the sixth-largest economy in the world. Acuna, when will the celebration of Yankee imperialism take place? I will be there flying Old Glory with you. Patrick Henry Lake Balboa American first Re: “Latinos: It’s way overdue” (Their Opinions, March 28): I was absolutely amazed, terrified and dismayed by this guest column. How can a professor, paid by the state of California, state that territory that is now in the United States was illegally taken from their ancestors. The professor states that “they are illegal because the border was moved.” Is he saying that the United States should not have California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico because it was stolen from the Mexican government? What kind of nonsense is he teaching? If illegals want legal status, let them do exactly what my Italian ancestors did, become Americans first and Italians second. I am an American of Italian descent, not an Italian first and an American second. Mario Sottile Northridge Crunchy conservatives Re: “It’s not easy being ‘crunchy,’” (Viewpoint, March 26): Thanks to Chris Weinkopf for addressing the conservative social responsibility movement and its support for animal welfare. Conservatives like George Will and Pat Buchanan oppose factory farms on ethical grounds, with Will commenting that “refraining from cruelty is an objective obligation.” Even the pope is concerned about farm animals, explaining, “This degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relationship of mutuality that comes across in the Bible.” Refraining from supporting the cruelty involved in most farm-animal production today is part of upholding conservative values. Erin Williams The Humane Society of the United States Washington, D.C. Who’s that? I know this is a trivial matter in the scope of all that is going on in the world, but this could be so easily remedied. I miss the names on the Dodgers players’ uniforms. With all of the new members last year and again this year I hear (and voice) “who’s that” very frequently. I’m still a fan and supporter with or without the identifications. Marvin Witt Granada Hills A modest trade I would like to propose a trade with Mexico. How about we trade their 9 million illegal immigrants for 9 million good-for-nothing, out-of-work, collecting-unemployment American citizens … and Barry Bonds? Tim Barker Sherman Oakslast_img read more

Felines featured for tour visitors

first_imgROSAMOND – The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Feline Conservation Center will open its doors at twilight June 17 for a “Fathers at the Summer” tour. Among the animals visitors can see will be the center’s two newest fathers, Gigant, an Amur leopard, and Kangji, a North Chinese leopard. Center officials also hope to show off the Amur leopard cub, Dimitri, and two North Chinese leopard cubs, Yanna and Li Ming. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. Only visitors age 18 and older will be admitted. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2People who pay in advance can enter at 5 p.m. Both the Amur leopard and North Chinese leopard subspecies are rare and endangered, with worldwide populations in the hundreds only. The EFBC breeds them and other feline species. Center officials say they house one of the world’s most genetically diverse collections of both the Amur and North Chinese leopards. Felines not ordinarily on exhibit to the general public will be available for viewing, including rare African sand cats, margays and Pallas’ cats. Also included in the evening’s festivities is an opportunity to be photographed with one of the center’s feline residents (conditions permitting), a bake sale put on by the center’s volunteer staff, and a barbecue provided by the Lancaster Rotary Club, with all profits being donated to the center. Twilight Tours are given three times a year to raise money for the center and to let visitors see rare wild felines during the time of day when they are most active. Proceeds will go to expand breeding areas, construct new enclosures and landscaping needs. The center is at 3718 60th St. W., off Rosamond Boulevard west of Rosamond. For more information, directions and ticket purchases, call (661) 256-3793 or log on to 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

The most wanted young centre-backs currently being watched Premier League sides

first_img 7 7 Alfie Mawson (Swansea City) – After joining from Barnsley last summer, the 23-year-old took his time getting into the Swans’ first XI. Once he made the breakthrough, though, Mawson proved an excellent addition, shoring up the defence and weighing in with some goals, too. Tottenham are reportedly keen on the youngster, who seems ambitious and keen on continuing his ascent to the top. 7 7 7 7 Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) – After a successful two-year stint with Borussia Monchengladbach, Christensen did look set to return to Stamford Bridge this summer. But rather than finally break into the first-team, he could be set for another switch away from the club with Inter heading the queue for his signature. Southampton have also held interest in the past, while Monchengladbach could return for him, too. Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao) – Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, and Manchester City are all teams who have recently been linked with a move for the Frenchman, who is still just 23. He bounced back well from a broken leg and dislocated ankle, and a transfer could emerge as the summer goes on. 7 Jorge Mere (Sporting Gijon) – He might only be 20, but Mere, with his fairly imposing figure despite being just six foot tall, has already got plenty of senior football under his belt. Sporting’s relegation paves the way for a move, either on loan or permanently. His displays at the European Under-21 Championship has seen an increase in interest with Chelsea, Malaga, Valencia, Real Betis, Barcelona, Fiorentina, and Sampdoria all keeping an eye on his future. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) – Being a left-footed English centre-back, and a player at a relegated side, means Gibson is certain to have admirers. That he was also in a team that was less leaky than you would imagine, also boosts his ratings. Tottenham are being linked with him, while his name has also be mentioned in connection with Chelsea, Arsenal, Stoke, and Leicester City. Issa Diop (Toulouse) – Two campaigns into his senior career, 20-year-old centre-back Diop is beginning to make a real impact in Ligue 1. He pairs the traditional physical attributes of a defender with a simple short-passing game, which allows his team to build from the back. Tottenham and Arsenal have held an interest in the player, according to media speculation, while Chelsea have been linked with him, too. Manchester United have already moved in the transfer market to land one of Europe’s most highly-rated and young centre-backs.Victor Lindelof, 22, joined the club in a £30m deal from Benfica, as Jose Mourinho adds strength and depth to his squad.And it’s unlikely the Swede will be the only defensive starlet to move teams this summer.A number of bright young things are drawing interest form clubs across the continents, but who the most wanted men?Cluck the right arrow above to see which young centre-backs are hot property this summer… Emanuel Mammana (Lyon) – Argentine star Mammana has gone from strength-to-strength in France, having joined the Ligue 1 side last summer. He may have only managed 17 Ligue 1 appearances so far, but already cuts an impressive figure at 21 years old. Tottenham have reportedly held an interest in the player, while current speculation suggests Liverpool have made a £15m bid to sign the player as they look to add depth to their squad ahead of their Champions League campaign. last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:The seniors got a vital home win against Urris on Saturday evening. They extended their half time advantage in the second half to win on a Naomh Colmcille 1-9 2-3 Urris full time score-line.The reserves also got back to winning ways after successive away defeats. The lads had a six point winning margin at the final whistle, Naomh Colmcille 1-13 1-7 Urris. The U16s were defeated at home to Termon on Wednesday evening.The U14s challenge match at home to Burt on Tuesday evening was called off.The Naomh Colmcille U12 girls match against Buncrana was cancelled. The girls instead took on Steelstown in a challenge match under extremely testing conditions on a wet and windy Saturday morning. Very well done to all the players who took part and to the parents who came along to support the girls. Naomh Colmcille emerged victorious after a hard fought match. Thanks to Steelstown for the match. The Naomh Colmcille squad was Chelsea Dowds, Niamh Monaghan, Aine Marie McBride, Una O’Donnell, Lucy Clarke, Teagan Coyle Carberry, Orla McGrath, Rachel McDaid, Clodagh Sheerin, Savannah Whoriskey, Eimear McBrearty, Niamh McAleese. If anyone needs to do a child protection course please contact Breda on 0876393503 ASAP.There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP to get numbers for a course in the coming weeks.The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club. Tuesday (5th) is the last day the vouchers can be acquired. Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches. Seniors / Reserves. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Training with reserves. See Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Home match against Cloughaneely scheduled for Monday (4th) at 7:15 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U14s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U12s. Training next Friday (8th) at 7:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Training next Friday (8th) at 6:30 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Training next Friday (8th) at 6:00 pm Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. Training Monday (4th) at 6:00 pm (all age groups).Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE EARN VITAL WIN OVER URRIS was last modified: May 5th, 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more