1×1 Barcelona: Messi idling is still the best

first_imgTer Stegen: The truth is that he had more work than expected, especially in the first part where Leganés was an ambitious team that was able to reach the Blaugrana area five times, with a ball even touching the post. The German goalkeeper lived up to the circumstances and did not allow any neglect of duties in the defense.Semedo: notable Portuguese match that fulfilled the script playing as a lane. In fact, in his first notable action, he assisted Griezmann to open the scoring. The truth is that with its speed it was left over to stop the rival. He was applauded by the stands for some individual action on the ball.Pique: game without much history for the Catalan center that needed to provide its dose of tactical intelligence and clairvoyance to control the rise of the rival. He suffered a little more in the first than in the second part.Lenglet: The French made it clear that he is light years away from Umtiti. Well in the coverage, correct at the start of the ball and attentive to recovery, a match to claim and regain ownership in the face of upcoming meetings.Sunrise: the left back played again as a lane, improving his performance a lot. He was accompanied by a stimulating Ansu Fati and willing to offer himself in toppings and unchecks. He tried a center with a lot of intention that almost ended up in the goal.Sergio Busquets: Badia’s was not particularly fine, accounting for more than one unforced error. However, we must also recognize their ability to generate game when the team is stuck. It is still the absolute reference of the game in the midfield, although this time it sometimes sinned from an excess of confidence.From Jong: The Dutchman is not well. And not even the excellent assistance he gave Messi to score the third goal serves to tarnish a very mediocre game. He is so unknown in his game that even with spaces he is not able to move forward and seek to break lines. We need De Jong at the beginning of the season because right now to be in full football blockade. Arturo vidal: his spirited spirit and testiculina in abundance make him one of the players most loved by fans. The Chilean continues to show that it fits into any system, especially because of the intensity that it puts on each action. Do not be afraid when you have to play at the first touch or look for combinations. Today he has won the game for Arthur and Rakitic in the midfield.Messi: The Argentine crack does not need to put all the meat on the grill to stand out from the rest. On this occasion he played practically at idle, but still he was able to score a goal after a great assist from Rakitic, score another one, although the ball ended up being deflected by Rodri Tarin and hit the door, he assisted Lenglet in a corner kick and was a necessary partner for Arthur to score. And, we repeat, all this playing at medium gas.Griezmann: French is still vital when it comes to breaking the can. With his early goal he managed to appease the spirits that were certainly warm since the defeat against Valencia in LaLiga. The most dynamic of the strikers, always tried to look for positions of advantage with unchecks, although the teammates did not always see him. He was close to taking the goal from Lenglet when he tried to touch the ball ultimately.Ansu Fati: He placed himself on the left wing, starring in more than interesting plays, but that did not end up in the end in goal. He is not the explosive player at the beginning of the season, but he has a commendable attitude and never hides. With the deficit of strikers that the team has is called to play an important role this season. He has to believe it a little more to finish being the player who is glimpsed.Changes:Rakitic: cheered from the minute he jumped into the field for a hobby delivered, gave a great assistance to Messi to complete the win.Junior: with Valverde it was breaded and with Setién it goes the same way.Arthur: scored a goal, taking advantage of a clearance in extremis of a shot from Messi. Let’s see if it serves to give a boost in his game, somewhat smoothed this season.last_img read more

Inter flying high in Italy

first_imgMILAN (AP):Inter Milan moved provisionally clear at the top of the Serie A table with a 1-0 win at Torino yesterday, while Roma kept up the pressure with a 2-0 victory over Lazio in the capital derby.Napoli remained two points behind Inter after Gonzalo Higuain scored his ninth league goal of the season to help them beat Udinese 1-0.Geoffrey Kondogbia scored his first Serie A goal to leave Inter one point clear of Roma and three ahead of Fiorentina, which was scheduled to play Sampdoria later. Key saves by Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic were also decisive in preserving his side’s lead.”These are three fundamental points because we get to the international break at the top,” Handanovic said. “At the end we were clinical and we got what we deserved. … We have to be humble, things might not go well all the time. Only a third of the season has gone, it would be pointless to think of the title now.”There was a controversial penalty for Roma’s opener, while both teams hit the woodwork in an entertaining match. But unusually few spectators watched the match amid a boycott to protest new security measures.Elsewhere, Juventus came back from a goal down to win 3-1 at Empoli and move above Lazio on goal difference, with the capital side having lost four of their past five matches.High-flying Sassuolo beat relegation-threatened Carpi 1-0, while Genoa rescued a 2-2 draw at fellow struggler Frosinone despite playing more than 50 minutes with 10 men after Sebastian De Maio was sent off for two bookings. Palermo beat Chievo Verona 1-0.Inter were top of the table and hadn’t lost at Torino in 21 years but was almost behind 30 minutes in when Marco Benassi’s strike from distance crashed off the crossbar.The visitors took the lead moments later when Rodrigo Palacio nodded on Yuto Nagatomo’s free kick for Kondogbia to volley in at the back post.Inter, which had two shots on target all match, held out for a third successive 1-0 victory. The last time Inter won by more than one goal was April 11 — a 3-0 win at Hellas Verona.Juventus, which needed a last-gasp goal to win last week’s derby, was still struggling to find form and found themselves behind in the 19th minute when Massimo Maccarone drove into the bottom left corner against the run of play.However, they turned the match around shortly after with two goals in six minutes from Mario Mandzukic and Patrice Evra.Substitute Paulo Dybala sealed the match six minutes from time.last_img read more

Adult learning centres needed in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana has poor education standards in comparison to the developed democracies which is compounded by “the brain-drain” as many Guyanese seek to escape Guyana to live abroad.This education problem (the lack of education) needs urgent attention as an investment in education normally pays off in the medium to long-term.As a start, the Government should consider investing in some adult education centres to facilitate the re-education of the adult population to meet the current and future demand. Investing in adult education is a worthwhile endeavour as it not only educates the adult population but this will also bolster parents to help and encourage their children in their educational pursuits. Everyone accepts that parents should spend more time helping to educate their children. However, how can this be achieved when many of the parents themselves are uneducated?Fifty adult education centres throughout Guyana would cost about $10 billion (estimated cost). The bonus is that an educated workforce would encourage investment into Guyana. I accept that the money may not be there for this investment and that more urgent problems need to be prioritised. However, it is a long-term investment that will pay dividends in the future.Sincerely,Sean Orilast_img read more

Compelling, Demanding Need for HR Professionals in Liberia

first_imgAn organization calling itself the Association of Liberian Human Resource Professionals (ALHRP), which launched over the weekend, is on a mission to demonstrate what it calls a “compelling and demanding need” for their kind in public and private organizations across Liberia. Established well over two years ago by a number of young and influential Liberians, mostly from the private sector, the association is introducing itself first and foremost as a network of HR professionals through which the human resource needs public and private entities could be addressed. HR supports management by insuraing tha tits most valuable assets — its human resource — is managed and utilized properly. By properly advising management and implementing effective employee relations programs, advising on numerous labor regulations, HR helps management avoid potential expensive lawsuits. “There is a compelling and demanding need for Human Resources Professionals in Liberia in both Public and Private Organizations that want to maintain excellence,” said Jonah Kortee, president of ALHRP. “The ALHRP will be engaged in providing services that include workforce training, performance management systems, labor relations, retirement plan, decent wage, work force planning, and any other issues relating to Human Resource.“Our aim is to create an interactive platform for all HR professionals in Liberia to have the opportunity of networking, support and boost our national government’s efforts through the Civil Service Agency, Ministry of Labor, Liberia’s Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) and other private and public intuitions,” he said. Over the next year, the association will focus on capacity building and manpower development. “Our focus is to first improve the quality and standard of our members,” Kortee said. “We will also be working with the Liberia Institute of Public Administration, LIPA, Universities, Colleges, Vocational and Professional Institutions across the Country in order to introduce Human Resources Management as a Professional career course.” As a professional association, ALHRP has obtained membership to the African Human Resources Confederation (AHRC), World People Management Association (WPMA), and is currently finalizing arrangements to partner with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) in administering HR and other training certifications in Liberia. Speaking on behalf of the Vice President of Liberia, Mr. Joseph N. Boakai, Mr. Varney Slekon encouraged ALHRP, saying that it “should be a significant partner to the Government, and form a strong partnership with the the Government of Liberia’s own HR machine, the Civil Service Agency. They are expected to take on a major responsibility in driving the growth and development of the Liberian workforce.” Slekon, who is also the HR manager for the Vice President’s office, said “No country or organization can build a good team of working professionals without good human resources,” he said. He then challenged executives of the association to develop programs that will promote standardized human resource practices, centers for accreditation of HR professionals and provide training and scholarship opportunities for members.Swearing in ALHRP’s executive team and serving as keynote speaker at the occasion, Mr. J. Levi Demmah, Deputy Minister of Labor for Human Resource and Development, disclosed that the Ministry is working in close consultation with the Ministry of Education to establish a career path in school were students will learn about career options upon graduation from high school.“The reason we are facing problem in this country is because most companies, when they arrive, they need expertise in certain jobs and when we check our database we cannot see Liberians qualifying. The ALHRP induction took place on Saturday evening, June 20, at the Monrovia City Hall. The Association has established a website to help disseminate workforce information, provide support to public and private sectors HR professionals, and members. Those elected include Jonah S. Kotee, President & Secretary to the Board; Brenda Brewer Moore, VP, Membership; Klade Neufville, VP, Professional Development; Fobay Dorbor, VP, Programming; Frederick Wollor, VP, Finance and Administration; Harold S. Golafale, VP, Communication; Tamia Harris, VP, Marketing; and Alfred Tamba V, Volunteer Engagement. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 jailed for robbery-under-arms

first_imgArraigned in Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman’s court on a joint charge of robbery-under-arms committed on May 15 at Hadfield Street, Georgetown, 21-year-old Donovan Richardson of Lot 12 River View, Ruimveldt and 18-year-old Anthony Prince (address unknown) both pleaded guilty as charged.The charge stated that the duo, on May 15, 2018 at Hadfield Street, while being in the company of each other and being armed with a knife, robbed Osafo Hale of his cell phone, bag, and $15,000, all to a total value of $56,000.Richardson told the court that he saw Hale being robbed, and he intervened by snatching the virtual complainant’s (VC’s) phone away from one of the perpetrators who were attacking him. However, instead of giving the phone back to Hale, Richardson made off with it.This prompted Magistrate Latchman to ask Richardson, “So it was a case of thieving from the thief?” and Richardson concurred.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, however, disclosed that the duo approached the VC while he was heading home and dealt him a cuff to his face. They then snatched his bag, which contained the cash and phone, before they made good their escape.An alarm was raised, and Police on patrol in the area responded. The two suspects were later apprehended with the articles in their possession.Magistrate Latchman told the duo that in order to deter them and others from committing similar offences in the future, she would be sentencing them to spend the next four years and six months in prison.Richardson and 25-year-old Denzel Wilson of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) were also jointly arraigned for a robbery committed on Robert James.The charge against them allege that on May 9, 2018 at Brickdam, while being in the company of others and being armed, they robbed James of two cell phones, one battery pack, and $78,000.They denied the allegation, and were both remanded to prison.Additionally, Wilson was charged for escaping from Police custody while he had been detained for questioning on a robbery offence. He pleaded guilty with explanation to the offence of escaping from lawful custody.Wilson told the court that an officer had told him to leave after he had willingly reported to the Police Station, having witnessed a robbery. He said that after giving his statement, he was told to leave; but while doing so, he was recalled and arrested for the same robbery.Wilson told Magistrate Latchman that in the sight of several officers he was leaving, and none of them had objected to him doing so. As such, the Magistrate entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.Both Wilson and Richardson will return to Court on June 11.last_img read more

DONEGAL DOLL MAKER ARKLU WINS MAJOR GOOGLE STARTUP AWARD

first_imgImages of Ian Harkin (Lottie Dolls MD) and Katrina mcBride (Digital Marketing Lottie Dolls) both Ballybofey, at Google HQ (attached).Donegal company Arklu has been named the winner of the Google Adopt a Startup 2016 Spring Programme following a dragon’s den style final held in the Foundry at Google’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin.Arklu are makers of Lottie and Finn dolls which are based on characters who are 9 years of age and created to be positive role models for children, stimulate their imaginations, and inspire learning and fun through play.The company’s founder, Ballybofey man Ian Harkin, told Donegal Daily he was “overwhelmed” by the win.Each of the eight finalists had to present a seven minute pitch on their business strategies and the results of taking part in the Adopt a Start Up programme, to a panel of judges which included Patrick Walsh Dogpatch Labs and David Grunwald, EMEA head of Global Partnerships for Google for Entrepreneurs. The winners will receive €10,000 in Adwords credit, and will become eligible for the Google Cloud Platform for Startup program which comes with $20,000 Google Cloud credits.Speaking at the final, Paddy Flynn, Head of Google Ireland’s Startup programme said, “Now in its fourth year our Adopt a Startup programme is unique to Ireland and it allows us to support the local startup community in a significant way. Over 150 Startups applied for one of the 30 places on offer on the Spring programme and over 90 Googlers from across all functions at Google Ireland shared their expertise with them to develop a holistic business strategy to scale their business and enjoy further success.”He added, “Arklu was selected by the judges because they made a lot of progress throughout the programme and committed 150% to the process investing a lot of time and effort to develop their business strategy.”Mayo’s Truckscience placed 2nd, and received €5,000 in Adwords credit while Dublin’s Beutifi.com placed 3rd and accepted a cheque for €3,000 in Adwords credit. 30 leading Startups were selected to participate in the 90 day programme of mentoring sessions with a dedicated Google Ireland support team assigned to each Startup to work on their business growth strategies.These 30 Startups were then shortlisted to eight finalists who were given the opportunity to pitch their developed strategies to a panel of judges which included: Joe Healy, High Potential Startup Unit, Enterprise Ireland; Patrick Walsh, Managing Director, DogPatch Labs; Paddy Flynn, Director and Head of Google Ireland’s Startup programmes, Liz Cunningham, Director, Google and David Grunwald, Global Head of Partnerships, Google for Entrepreneurs.Winner of the Adopt a Startup Autumn 2015 programme Ciara Clancy, CEO Beats Medical said, “The Google Adopt a Startup program was really valuable for our business in so many ways it enabled us to impact more people with Parkinson’s worldwide and helped us scale our impact globally.”DONEGAL DOLL MAKER ARKLU WINS MAJOR GOOGLE STARTUP AWARD was last modified: July 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ARKLUdonegalGoogleLottielast_img read more

A WARDROBE FULL OF CLOTHES BUT NOTHING TO WEAR… ‘STYLEFISH’ CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

first_imgLadies, wonder why an outfit you bought has been worn only once or twice? Stylefish has the answer.Take a Body Styling class or a Creative Colour Class to change the way you think about shopping and help you develop your personal style. A Stylefish class gives you the confidence you need to put an outfit together – we call it the Stylefish Rule of 3.Find out which Style Personality you are and let Stylefish help you create a wardrobe to suit YOU.To find out more information contact Barbara – barbarajbonner@icloud.com  A WARDROBE FULL OF CLOTHES BUT NOTHING TO WEAR… ‘STYLEFISH’ CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL STYLE was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsStylefishlast_img read more

DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: RELEGATED, BUT SENIOR LADIES SHOW TRUE GRIT

first_imgDONEGAL Ladies Senior squad will be playing Division Two football next year.But it may well be a blessing in disguise for the county, giving this group of players a chance to re-group and grow again.The team travelled to Kerry on Sunday to face a side heading for the semi-finals of the Tesco Homegrown Championship. And once again Donegal showed they can hold their own against the top teams in the country.The Kingdom rounded off their group campaign with a 3-12 to 3-6 victory against already-relegated Donegal.Patrice Dennehy, Louise Galvin and Sarah Jane Joy netted for Kerry, who led by 1-8 to 1-1 at half-time, as Aisling Cunningham scored a hat-trick of goals for Donegal.  DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: RELEGATED, BUT SENIOR LADIES SHOW TRUE GRIT was last modified: April 7th, 2014 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 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:donegaldonegal ladiesKerryLGFAlast_img read more

COLDER, SHOWERS & SUNSHINE: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgIT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50.2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. Today’s Weather: Starting blustery today with strong westerly winds ands passing showers,some of them heavy.Showers will become less frequent as the day goes on – and there will be a lot more sunshine, especially in the afternoon and early evening.However temperatures are back to normal for this time of year, around 10C or 11C – feeling warmer in sheltered areas when the sun is out.Generally dry overnight. IT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50.2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.COLDER, SHOWERS & SUNSHINE: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 8th, 2014 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 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:donegal daily weatherletterkennyMount Errigal HotelTuesday April 8last_img read more

George Mason Rallies to Defeat Women’s Basketball, 87-75

first_imgDrake (2-3) was led in scoring by sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) with 20 points while redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) scored 17 points and redshirt junior Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) added a season-high 13 points. Hittner has recorded double figures in all five games this season and just missed her career-high by two points while Rhine has hit the mark in four games. Preview Next Game: PDF Box Score Full Schedule Roster The Patriots added seven more points to start the second quarter before freshman Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) ended the 12-0 run with a layup at the 7:29 mark. However, George Mason answered the basket with its own on the next possession. Drake struggled to score in the quarter with just nine points as the Patriots scored 23 points to lead 41-40 at halftime. vs. Mississippi Valley State 11/25/2017 – 1 PM Listen Live Story Linkscenter_img Graduate transfer Natalie Butler led the Patriots with a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds. The 6-5 UConn transfer recorded her sixth-straight double-double. Jacy Bolton and Nicole Cardano-Hillary each scored 21 points. Drake closes the Rocky Mountain Hoops Classic against Mississippi Valley State (0-3) on Saturday at 1 p.m. CST in the consolation game. Saturday will be the first-ever meeting between the teams. The action will be broadcast on 1350 ESPN Des Moines with Hunter Phillips and Randy Mauro on the call. George Mason will play host Colorado (4-1) in the title game after the consolation game. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs led 31-18 after the first quarter behind six three-pointers and a 61.1 percent shooting clip (11-of-18) as a team. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.), Dean and Hittner each knocked down two threes. Bachrodt made a three with 56 seconds left that put Drake up 18, but George Mason (6-1) ended the period on a 5-0 run. BOULDER, Colo. – George Mason rallied for an 87-75 win over the Drake University women’s basketball team on Friday in the opening round of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Hoops Classic at the Coors Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado. Out of halftime, the teams traded baskets as the Patriots led 46-44, after a layup by Rhine. George Mason went on an 11-4 run to lead, 59-48, with 3:41 left. The Patriots led by 10 points at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs ripped off five consecutive points to cut their deficit in half. Bachrodt made a tough jumper in the lane and Dean nailed a deep three to trail 67-62. However, George Mason responded with a 7-0 run and later Drake could only pull back to within seven points as the Patriots won their second game in the all-time series to lead 2-0. HTML Box Score Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moineslast_img read more