Etxeita: “Coming to Getafe is one of the best decisions I have made”

first_imgThe course began as a central room and ended as an indisputable starter next to Djené after Cabrera’s departure. Xavi Etxeita responds from home and tells how he is carrying this month of confinement and his desire to return: “The return to training will be progressive and there will be a protocol with guarantees.” And of course play again soon: “We want this season to end. There is a lot of work behind, a lot of games have been played and it would be fair to finish and continue enjoying this beautiful campaign. The experts will decide and we will abide by their decision. ”The days are shorter with the tasks Bordalás sends: “It is not the same as training on the field of play, but we have weekly plans for hard work and we must take advantage of it. We try to plan as if there were competition. There is no need to think beyond the day to day and train as well as possible. CHow this will affect performance is a mystery to all teams. The objective is to return to the good dynamics that we had ”. His adaptation has been very fast and has a simple explanation: “This is a family club where you have daily contact with the workers. The atmosphere in the dressing room is very good and the results accompany it, so I am very happy. The coach knew me and for me coming to Getafe has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’m very hopeful. I feel like an eighteen-year-old boy who was debuting. We are achieving very important things and we are all very excited. “It’s time to talk about his career. Who has been the most difficult striker to stop ?: “I have played against the best. I could say Messi, but I stay with Neymar. I faced him in one of his best moments and he was unstoppable. He had an incredible facility to haggle and go one-on-one. I suffered a lot ”. And his best teammate behind ?: “Maybe Laporte who is now in a top team and is a great player.”last_img read more

JC back to basics

first_imgONCE the school of choice for some of Jamaica’s brightest minds and a bastion of sporting prowess, it saw a period of decline in the 1980s and 1990s. But over the last decade, Jamaica College (JC) has moved to recapture its glory days.The school last week won the 2015 Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Olivier Shield title, a week after winning the Manning Cup – their fifth since 2007 – not long after the school started to make a turnaround.In 2011, the school won the ISSA Boys’ Championship title, 100 years after it first won a Boys’ Champs.The school has also been successful in hockey and cricket and are three-time defending Under-19 Manning Cup football champions.Academically, the school, which has produced three political heads of states, was ranked 34th among Jamaican schools in the 2015 Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council (CSEC) results, with 59 percent of its grade-11 cohort passing five or more subjects.Chairman of the school’s sports committee, Ian Forbes, told The Gleaner that just around 10 years ago a decision was taken to change things.”Stakeholders came together and determined that it could not be business as usual. That was spearheaded by R Danny Williams, who became chairman of the board in 2006,” he said, adding that the strategy has been maintained by board chairman Michael Bernard.”He (Williams) led from the front in the constitution of the board and the strategic direction that we wanted to go. We had the commitment at the highest level, which filtered to the other areas of the school,” said Forbes, adding that Ruel Reid was hired as principal as part of the strategy.Forbes, who represented the school in track and field, football and was a captain of the Sunlight Cup cricket team, as well as a former coach, said the breakdown in the family structure in the wider society had helped in the demise of the school.”What was happening in the wider society would have impacted that. There was a period when things were not as we had hoped it to be.”Forbes, who attended JC between 1969 and 1977, said hundreds of millions of dollars had been spent on improving the school’s environment.”Physically, it had deteriorated somewhat so we revitalised the environment. Lots of infrastructural work was done to make the surroundings as aesthetical pleasing as possible and you know the impact environment can have on behaviour,” he noted.Among the improvements was the building of the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, a museum, the Frank Hall Gym and refurbishing of Heritage Trust-listed buildings on campus.Plans for boardingThe school was founded as a boarding institution. There is a plans to re-establish the boarding aspect, with a dormitory to accommodate approximately 100 students – now in the final stages of construction.A sticking point for some may be the balance between sport and education for student-athletes, but Forbes said the school has also been offering academic support.”It’s not that they are left. We offer support programmes; that continues to be a work in progress. We have seen major improvement in that area where our student-athletes are improving. A number of them in football, track and field and basketball have received scholarships for local and overseas.”We are striving for (balance) and we think we are on the right path. We have tremendous focus on improving the academics and we think we are getting there. That is trending in the right direction,” he said.JC, he added, is once again becoming a school of preference for boys around the country.”We have far more applications than we have space. Places at JC are highly sought after,” he said.last_img read more

14-year-old Spanish motorbike rider dies after crash

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Del Conca Gresini Moto3 Spain’s rider Jorge Martin (C) leads the pack at the start of the Moto3 race of the Italian Moto Grand Prix at the Mugello track on June 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEBARCELONA, Spain — A 14-year-old Spanish motorbike rider has died from injuries sustained while competing in a Moto3 junior world championship race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday.His team FIM CEV Repsol says that Andreas Perez died on Monday in a hospital where he was taken after the accident.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Serbia gets 3-peat in men’s, Italy rules women’s Fiba 3×3 World Cupcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Spanish news agency Europa Press says that Perez was run over by several bikes after he fell during the race.The same track will host a MotoGP race next weekend.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

KRUDF-ELDYE Program Graduates 58

first_imgThe Kpodo Rural Development Foundation – Education Life Skills Development for Youth Endowment Program on December 5, graduated about 58 students after 10 months of vocational skills training.The Chief Executive Officer of the KRUDF, Mr. Joseph Menlor, outlined four vital pillars, including agriculture, education, preventive health and community development, as concern activities to serve humanity in this post-war reconstruction process.Mr. Menlor said, as part of their education component of the program, they have been involved in many academic activities since their establishment in 1996.He said the vocational skills training program was established in 2010 in order to prepare the youth for the job market in the post-war reconstruction process.He added that over 100 youths early during the registration process, registered for the program and about 70 of them successfully went through the 10-month training exercise. But out the 70, 58 were able to come for the closing ceremony because of the long break due to Ebola epidemic.The skills training program covered two basic areas including agriculture — covering vegetable and cash crop farming — and building construction with the focus on masonry, carpentry and household wiring.The Kpodo Rural Development Foundation is based in Bahn City, Zoe Geh District with the population of over 120,000, most of whom are young people, who had never had any vocational training opportunity.Zoe Geh District covers Buutuo, where Liberia 14-year civil crisis began in 1989. Majority of the youth are engaged into commercial motorcycling for their livelihood due to lack access to acquire skills training.“We are very happy to be part of this program today, because we have been yarning for area to acquire skills in order to sustain ourselves,” said a 22-year-old lady, who received a certificate in masonry.“We prayed that there be funding for the program to continue so to help our friends gain knowledge, because our parents do not have the money to send us to Monrovia or elsewhere for higher education,” she said.The program is supported by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Swedish International Development Aid (SIDA).The orator of the closing ceremony, Nimba County Education officer, Mr. Wleh Silah, told the graduates to utilize what they have learned for self employment and empowerment.Speaking on the topic, “discipline”, he urged them to be self-disciplined by selling themselves in order to be recognized on the job market.“As you are leaving from here today, sell yourselves first, don’t put money in front, because if you are known for doing good job, the more chances you will have for more jobs then more money will flow,” he added.Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of the Organization, Mr. Joseph Menlor, is appealing to the government to subsidize the vocational aspect of the program.“We have constructed a four-classroom building with offices attached with sole purpose of the vocational education, but we do not have the funding to run this program,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Father arrested for killing son

first_img…says act was “unintentional”An 18-year-old construction worker succumbed to injuries sustained during a confrontation with his father, after he was reportedly struck to the head. Dead is Azeem Khan, called “Orlando”, of Lot 8 Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD).The young construction worker died on Friday while receiving medical care at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Dead: Azeem Orlando KhanAccording to reports, on Thursday last, the teenager and his 40-year-old father were involved in an argument during which the man dealt his son a blow to the head with a piece of wood causing him to collapse. The young man was subsequently rushed to the Hospital, where doctors were told he fell from a ladder.Guyana Times visited the home of the now deceased only to discover that the relatives present had faint knowledge of what exactly transpired. Nonetheless, they did indicate that the matter stemmed from an incident between the now dead teenager and his younger sister, but were tight-lipped about any further details.However, this newspaper spoke with neighbours, who told Guyana Times that the 18-year-old had confronted his sister about the clothes she was wearing after which the father stepped in and the matter escalated. The neighbour went on to say that the teenager was ordered to leave the yard and while on his way out, the confrontation ensured and the teen was hit to the head.A post-mortem examination conducted on Monday revealed that the teenager died as a result of haemorrhaging caused by blunt trauma.Both parents of the now dead teenager were taken into Police custody on Monday and during interrogation, the father confessed to hitting the teenager, claiming it was unintentional. Investigations are continuing.last_img read more

Croatian master Modric schools Nigeria’s young guns

first_imgWith rivals Argentina and Iceland only managing a 1-1 draw earlier Saturday in Saransk, both sides had a chance to take control of Group D.Nigeria, knowing they were always likely to struggle for possession against a central one-two of Modric and Ivan Rakitic, were content to sit back and allow Croatia to come to them.But they were rigid and well-organised, and largely restricted Modric’s distribution to the flanks, where Croatia’s final ball was poor.After 10 minutes, Juventus target man Mario Mandzukic teed up Ivan Perisic at the edge of the area only for the Inter Milan forward to blaze over.© AFPNigeria’s defender William Troost-Ekong heads the ball over Croatia’s forward Mario Mandzukic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018© AFP Attila KISBENEDEKCroatia, semi-finalists at France ’98, have struggled to live up to the lofty expectations borne of an embarrassment of midfield riches, and meekly lost their World Cup opener 3-1 to hosts Brazil four years ago.There is a sense of now-or-never for the Balkans nation at this tournament, in stark contrast to Nigeria, who brought the competition’s youngest squad to Russia.Coach Gernot Rohr kept faith in 19-year-old keeper Francis Uzoho but the Deportivo stopper’s first real action was picking the ball out of the net.Just after the half-hour mark, Mandzukic, industrious in his hold-up play, chested a Andrej Kramaric cross back to Ante Rebic, whose fizzing shot was blocked. The resulting corner saw Rebic return the favour with a near-post flick on met by a diving Mandzukic.Etebo was wrong-footed and bundled into his own net.Nigeria responded well, with Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi’s shot from a cleared free kick blocked on 45 minutes and his Premier League colleague Victor Moses shooting wide from 30 yards on the stroke of half time.The Super Eagles had the best of the start of the second period, forcing Croatia to bat away three corners in succession, before Moses again snatched a shot wide of Danjiel Subasic’s left upright.© AFPCroatia’s defender Domagoj Vida (R) fights for the ball with Nigeria’s forward Kelechi Iheanacho during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018© AFP Attila KISBENEDEKBut just as Nigeria showed some signs of life, William Ekong held down Mandzukic from a cross in the area and referee Sandro did not hesitate to point to the spot.Modric’s gilded right foot guided it to Uzoho’s right side.The Real Madrid maestro was not at his best for much of the night, but in truth he did not need to be as Nigeria looked ponderous on the ball and crucially short of big-game experience.Despite fears pre-match, there was no reports of any racist chanting from among the near-capacity crowd.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018© AFP Patrick HERTZOGKALININGRAD, Russia, June 16 – Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018In Russia’s sleepy European exclave of Kaliningrad — perhaps best known for its nuclear missile sites — the much-hyped youngsters of Nigeria struggled to ignite against Croatia’s midfield technicians.last_img read more

Alex makes his way through Buncrana during amazing trek for RNLI

first_imgPaul from Inish Pharmacy and Cathal from Pixcam bumped into the friendly young man.A young man from Kent who is walking around Ireland and England fundraising for the R.N.L.I. was spotted in Buncrana yesterday. Alex Ellis Roswell has been walking along the coastline of Britain and Ireland since the 3rd of August 2014, and has already raised almost £20,000 for the R.N.L.I.He hopes to complete the circumnavigation by 2018. Alex said that he has been astounded by the hospitality the people of Donegal have shown him, and we are sure he will get a big Donegal welcome as he makes his way towards Inishowen in the coming days.If you spot Alex make sure to say hello and show him some support.If you would like to donate to the R.N.L.I. you can do so by visiting Alex’s fundraising page.Alex makes his way through Buncrana during amazing trek for RNLI was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:alex ellis roswellcharity walkdonegalRNLIlast_img read more

INTERNATIONAL DANCE TEACHER TAKING HER UNIQUE ‘DANCEPL3Y’ CLASSES TO DONEGAL

first_imgA world renowned international Dance Teacher is taking her exciting, fun, dynamic and exclusively unique dance classes to a whole host of venues in Donegal. Teresa Donohoe is an international Dancepl3y Master trainer, instructor and a professional Irish dancer. Teresa contains a glittering dance CV and brings with her a wealth of experience across a wide range of different dance genres.When Teresa is not touring all over the world with various dance troops she uses her expertise to run local dance classes and instructor training weekends all across Ireland.And she’s now bring those classes to Donegal!Teresa also has an MA Dance Performance and a BA Irish Music and Dance from the University of Limerick. Teresa told Donegal Daily, I’ve always had a passion for dance, and always wanted to pass on the skills I’ve acquired onto others.“Watching people succeed with it gives me great satisfaction.“Dancepl3y has given me the ideal platform to help people to experience dance in a fun and energetic way, while also allowing people to focus on bringing out the best in themselves.About Dancepl3y:Dancepl3y is the worlds most playful and positive dance program.It is an interactive high-energy dance program for kids, teens and adults. Each class has a variety of different dance styles from hip-hop, Bollywood, lyrical, dancehall, Latin and even breakdancing.Teresa added, “The program focuses on fundamental movement skills, physical literacy, personal fitness, dance movement vocabulary and musicality in children and adults.Its positive culture promotes healthy, active and vibrant lives for its participants.“Each class is implemented by our 3 Rules of Pl3y; Be Positive. Be Fun. Be yourself. Dancepl3y originated in Canada and is now in Australia and Ireland.Teresa was the FIRST Irish Dancepl3y Instructor and is the ONLY European based Master trainer for the course.The first weekly dancepl3y classes in Ireland took place in Milford and Rossnakill.Dancepl3y is an internationally accredited and awards winning program, voted the best program by over 30,000 kids on the Discovery Education Channel 2012.Teresa works with girls active groups and primary schools around the Letterkenny area.Teresa also worked with the Girls Active group from Errigal College who recently won best Youth Group in the St Patrick’s Day Parade Letterkenny.Kids, teens and adults classes are now available in Letterkenny, Milford and Rossnakill.Details on the classes are outlined below.Local Class timetable starting April 13thMondays:6.30 pm – Dancepl3y Teens, Pinehill Studios, Letterkenny7.30 pm – Dancepl3y Adults, Pinehill Studios, Letterkenny.Tuesdays:10 am – Dancepl3y Adults, Milford Parochial Hall3.30 pm – Dancepl3y Kids Age 4-7, Rossnakill Tourism and Activity Centre4 pm – Dancepl3y Kids Age 8- 12, Rossnakill Tourism and Activity Centre8 pm – Dancepl3y Adults, Rossnakill Tourism and Activity CentreWednesdays: 10 am – Dancepl3y Adults, Pinehill Studios, Letterkenny3.30 pm – Dancepl3y Kids Age 4-7, Pinehill Studios, Letterkenny4 pm – Dancepl3y Kids Age 8- 12, Pinehill Studios, LetterkennyThursdays:10 am – Dancepl3y Adults, Rossnakill Tourism and Activity Centre3.30 pm – Dancepl3y Kids Age 4-7, Milford Parochial Hall4 pm – Dancepl3y Kids Age 8- 12, Milford Parochial Hall5.30 pm – Dancepl3y Teens, Milford Parochial Hall6.30 pm – Dancepl3y Adults, Milford Parochial HallSocial Media:Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/teresadancepl3y?fref=tsTwitter:@teresa_donohoe@dancepl3y_irlWebsite:www.dancepl3y.comINTERNATIONAL DANCE TEACHER TAKING HER UNIQUE ‘DANCEPL3Y’ CLASSES TO DONEGAL was last modified: March 25th, 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:FeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

Luka Modric bemoans the referee’s performance at the World Cup final

first_img Getty Images “I’m proud to receive this nice award but what I wanted to achieve was a trophy for Croatia but unfortunately it didn’t happen.However, Modric was optimistic for the future, suggesting the team could use this performance to build on for future tournaments.Modric said: “This is certainly a big thing for us. We need to build on this because it’s been a great tournament and this should be the way we perform.“Somehow we need to enjoy it because this has been the most successful tournament in Croatian football history and one of the biggest in Croatian sport overall.” 4 Pogba’s goal effectively killed the game France’s Kylian Mbappe poses with the World Cup trophy 4 France took the lead when Mario Mandzukic diverted Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick into his own net but replays suggest the French perhaps should not have been given the set piece in the first place.Ivan Perisic levelled the game with a great strike from the edge of the box before the winger was adjudged to have handled the ball in his own box after referee Nestor Pitana’s lengthy VAR check. Griezmann slotted home the resulting penalty to leave the Croatian camp incensed.Manchester United fans rave about Ivan PerisicModric and Co. were chasing the game from that point and Paul Pogba rounded off a swift French counter-attack to give them a two-goal cushion. Kylian Mbappe made it 4-1 before Mandzukic pulled one back but it was not enough to prevent Croatia from losing their first appearance at a World Cup final.And Modric questioned the thinking behind awarding France their opening two goals in a game he felt Croatia were unlucky to lose.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams after the game, Modric said: “The second goal was a turning point. We were surprised it [the penalty] was given because of the free-kick the referee gave for the first goal which wasn’t a free-kick in my opinion.“We recovered after the first goal and when we played our best football he gave a penalty and it kills you.center_img 4 Luka Modric claimed France were fortunate to have their first two goals awarded during Croatia’s 4-2 defeat to Les Bleus at the World Cup final.It was an enthralling match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow with both teams playing very high standards of football, but the contest was not short of controversy. “I think we were unlucky to lose. We played well and I think we were the better team but sometimes better teams don’t win.“We have to be proud with how we played but it wasn’t enough to win it.The Real Madrid midfielder was awarded the World Cup Golden Ball at the final whistle but Modric suggested this was scant consolation at losing the World Cup final.He added: “Winning player of the tournament is not that big a comfort because we lost in the end. Croatia were adamant the penalty should not have been given Modric won the 2018 World Cup Golden Ball 4last_img read more

Richard Ashcroft: I’d rather see Man United relegated playing the right way

first_img 2 Ashcroft says Ferguson’s departure left a ‘gaping hole’ in the club He believes the Welshman could have been United’s answer to Pep Guardiola had he been given time to develop as a coach at Old Trafford, and believes changing managers three times in three years after Ferguson’s departure has destroyed the spirit of the club.“A gaping hole was left when Sir Alex retired and over the last few years, somewhere along the line the spirit of the club [has been lost],” Ashcroft told talkSPORT.“Fans expect to see flair, they expect to see creativity, they expect us to play any team in the world at Old Trafford and never start with a mentality that we’re trying to build a wall.“We’re attack, attack, attack!“In my opinion, it was all set up for Ryan Giggs to go through a few difficult years but have a tremendous team around him and let that man grow in the job.“Like Pep, look where Pep is now. Someone at Barcelona gave Pep that opportunity where I’m sure someone else was saying, ‘no, we need this guy who has done this and done that’. 2 Getty Images – Getty center_img Diehard Manchester United fan and singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft believes the ‘spirit of the club’ has been lost since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson as manager.The former Verve frontman has told talkSPORT he would rather the club ‘be relegated and play the right way with a bunch of local lads’ than see the misery at Old Trafford continue.Ashcroft joined Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to react to United’s home Champions League defeat to Juventus, which has heaped more pressure on Jose Mourinho.It appears Red Devils supporters are split in their support of the Portuguese coach, with some running out of patience and calling from him to be sacked, while others are confident he can turn it around.And in a passionate rant, the Bittersweet Symphony singer defended the boss, insisting the problems at the club started long before he arrived – beginning with the decision not to stick with Ryan Giggs as head coach. Richard Ashcroft believes Ryan Giggs could have been Manchester United’s answer to Pep Guardiola “By not doing that [sticking with Giggs], that’s where we started severing ties and it’s a big problem.“It’s not a Jose Mourinho problem, it’s root and branch.“I’ll be really brutal; I would rather do down, I would rather be relegated and play the right way with a bunch of lads who live in a 30 mile radius of Old Trafford, that’s how I feel right now.“It’s not all Jose’s fault, he’s got an almost impossible task.“Potentially if he had come straight away after Sir Alex, and there had been that handing over the baton, and if there had not have been this nonsense in between, then maybe we wouldn’t be in this situation.”Listen to Richard Ashcroft as he talks Manchester United and new album ‘Natural Rebel’ IN FULL above!last_img read more