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Vinicius clings to the post

first_imgHe does not hide his secret: he is in a peak shape. “I have reached my best level of last season, which was between January and February”, he explained in the flash-interview after the copera elimination. La Real was the best example. He tried thirteen dribbles, his greatest number of the season, and successfully completed ten. An electricity generated from the left band, its comfort space. Zidane knows it and tried to organize a transition to the right wing from the preseason and in games like 2-2 against Bruges and 0-0 with Betis, in which Vini failed to stand out. “It costs me more,” the attacker himself confirmed in mid-September, when he left with the canarinha. With everything, He said he asked his coach to put him “on the right.” One more proof of willingness to play as if it were of real intention to adapt to a band in which he is still seen strange. On the other side of the decision, Hazard. Zizou smelled the problems that Real could generate and preferred to delay the return of the Belgian, who is already 73 days away, but is training with the rest of the team since the beginning of the week. On Sunday, Pamplona, ​​against Osasuna, the eighth least scored first team (28 goals conceded). A challenge for this Madrid to which the Cup has unexpectedly cut the pace. A rhythm that Vinicius has left over and Hazard still lacks. Zidane is usually of the opinion that, what works, better not to touch it. But that philosophy is complicated to sustain when he is about to enjoy Hazard again and reintegrate the Belgian in his favorite position implies … to take Vinicius out of eleven. Vini, the agitator of the derby (in his boots was born the goal of Benzema) and the engine of the attempt of white comeback against the Real in Cup (3-4). It was Vinicius against everyone. A state of form that places Zidane in a tricky dilemma. Send the Brazilian to the right wing where he has never been comfortable? Vinicius has become the most reliable attacker, in terms of football generated, along with Benzema. His status right now places him ahead of Rodrygo, Lucas Vázquez and this defenestrated Bale. In La Romareda he scored his best goal, gave the derby another air and against Real was a nightmare, with an assist to Rodrygo, a goal voided and his explosiveness ended up causing two yellow Gorosabel … last_img read more

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Ateneo bounces back, brushes off Lyceum for 2nd win

first_imgFILE — Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo got back to its winning ways in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after dumping Lyceum in three sets, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Eagles, who lost to Far Eastern University in four sets, improved to 2-1 and claimed sole possession of the second spot in Group A while the Lady Pirates slipped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Beermen hold off Picanto behind Fajardo’s 41 points Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Winning start Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settledcenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ 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 Rocelyn Hongria had a game-high 12 points for Lyceum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled “Definitely we’re happy about the win and it’s always good to win,” said Lady Eagles captain Bea De Leon. “I think we started out really slow, really poorly and the energy on the court on the second set was very slow but we picked it up.”“The third set was still close but I knew my teammates were alive so I knew we could hold on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMaddie Madayag led all Ateneo with nine points while De Leon, Pauline Gaston, and Jules Samonte had eight points apiece.Although Ateneo trailed, 36-26, in scoring spikes, it made up for the lost points with 12 service aces and enjoyed the 31 errors committed by the Lady Pirates. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Petron repulses Sta. Lucia

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Stalzer accounted for 28 kills and an ace for 29 points, while Hurley wreaked havoc with 25 kills, a block and an ace for 27 points as they conspired for more than half of Petron’s 70-point production off spikes.Mika Reyes was the lone local who finished in double figures for Petron with 11 points laced with three blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPetron coach Shaq Delos Santos said that while credit should be given to their imports, it was still a team effort as his wards maintained their composure to weather a furious rally from the Lady Realtors, who welcomed their new import in Bohdana Anisova of Ukraine.“Sta. Lucia played really well. It was obvious that they really wanted to bounce back,” said Delos Santos, who steered the Blaze Spikers to the All-Filipino Conference crown early this year. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Solid Bright outing lifts Maroons; DOMC stuns Knights LATEST STORIES 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We survived even if our game is not what we wanted it to be. Good thing we controlled it and we were able to pull off the victory.”Delos Santos noted that their sluggish reception and poor services as well as the Lady Realtors’ solid blocking hounded them in the third set, allowing Sta. Lucia to stretch the match to fourth set.“We struggled in our services and receives in the third set,” he said. “Their blocking was also solid and quality, especially their imports. We really had a hard time matching their intensity.”ADVERTISEMENT Lindsay Stalzer of Petron is block by Shirley Salamagos and Rebecca Rivera of Sta. Lucia. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZPetron woke up from a third-set slumber to pull off a 27-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14 victory over Sta. Lucia Realty in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Thursday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.American imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley took up the cudgels for at the attack zone once more to lead the Blaze Spikers to their second straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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Huge ‘Counterfeit Drugs’ Seized at Ganta Border

first_imgThe Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collaboration with other security agencies at the Ganta border in Nimba County on Friday, August 28, seized a huge consignment of medicines from a truck belonging to a Guinean identified as Suah Bility.The consignment was immediately turned over to the Liberia Medical and Dentist Council (LMDC), who has sole responsibility to scrutinize any medical-related supplies to determine whether the items are counterfeits or not.At the turning over, the Regional Director of the LMDC, Joseph Coleman, described all of the drugs as “counterfeits.”The ‘counterfeit drugs’, Director Coleman said, lacked many things, including trademarks, manufacture dates, and expiration dates, etc.“Besides the Roberts International Airport and Freeport of Monrovia, drugs entering through any other port of entry will be checked or validated,” he said.Mr. Coleman said before any drug enters the country, the importer has to present a document that will give the name of the pharmaceutical company that manufactured them, whether the company is accredited by legitimate government or authority to manufacture such items or whether such medicial items are also accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO).He continued, “If it is done, sample of the drugs will be sent to the Liberia Medical Board for testing before the decision to allow or not to allow such product is taken by Ministry of Health.”He said it is only at the two locations (RIA/Freeport) that the necessary equipment to test drugs, but said drugs entering outside of these two facilities are considered counterfeits or contrabands.“Liberia has equipment that can check all medical drugs entering the country and these equipment will establish the quality, the country in which the drugs were produced, and the trade marks as well as the pharmaceutical company that produced the drugs,” he added.“If we find out that the drugs are not valuable for human comsuption or has any side effect on patients, we will be able to trace the manufacturer, but in the case of these drugs, we do not have documentation to trace if they cause any harm,” he explained.The drugs seized included, tablets of various kinds, eye drops, suspensions of all kinds, cough candies, etc.The owners of the drugs were not present during the press conference.However, the consignment was turned over to Mr. Coleman, who later loaded them onboard a Health Ministry pickup for delivery in Monrovia.Some residents meanwhile expressed reservations as to why the seized drugs should leave Nimba County for Monrovia under the guise of investigation when the alleged crime was committed in the county.In reaction, Mr. Coleman said to charge those allegedly connected to the importation of the drugs is the responsibility of the security, not the MOH.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test

first_img“We have three points… but it was very difficult and complex game. Both halves were very tough,” said Hierro.“We started well, with good pace, but Iran are a very tough team, it’s very difficult to score against them.”Costa, who scored twice in a 3-3 opening draw with Portugal in Sochi, courted controversy early in the Group B encounter when he stepped on the toes of Iran ‘keeper Ali Beiranvand.His gesture went unpunished, and the Atletico Madrid striker required another stroke of luck on 54 minutes when his shot came off Ramin Rezaeian to beat Beiranvand after he had been sent through by Andres Iniesta.Just before the hour mark, the entire Iranian bench poured onto the pitch when Saeid Ezatolahi fired an equaliser for Iran.But the thousands of Iranian supporters that filled the stadium with the sound of vuvuzelas throughout were left disappointed when it was ruled out for offside.With three points from two matches, Iran still have a chance of qualifying if they can get a result against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on Monday.– ‘Can be proud’ –Iran coach Carlos Queiroz hailed the bravery of his side and pledged they would fight to make the last 16.“We left the pitch 1-0 down, but we won respect. I’m sure the fans are proud of our team,” said Queiroz.“Our players can go home and sit with their family and friends and be proud of themselves.“People gave us no chance, but we still have chances to qualify for the second round. We’ll fight for our dreams.”Hierro welcomed Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal back into the starting line-up following his recovery from a hamstring injury suffered in the Champions League final win over Liverpool.With Lucas Vazquez replacing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, it gave La Roja a distinctively Real Madrid feel.Costa got so frustrated with Iran’s defensive tactics that he approached Beiranvand and provocatively stepped on his toes, leaving the ‘keeper in visible pain.It went unpunished by Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha, who had awarded France a historic first VAR-assisted penalty to France in their 2-1 win over Australia.Spain resumed in more positive fashion after the break, Beiranvand forced to produce heroics twice in the space of four minutes.But Iran refused to buckle, coming close in the final minutes when midfielder Mehdi Taremi headed just over.Shortly after the restart an Isco corner was flicked on by Costa to Gerard Pique but his effort was cleared off the line.Sergio Busquets’ drive from 20 yards was then parried by Beiranvand, who palmed the rebound away before Lucas Vazquez could pounce.Some great vision from Iniesta, and a slice of luck, broke Iranian hearts when Costa spun and latched on to the ball before seeing his shot rebound off Ramin Rezaeian and into the net.Spain, however, were still flattering to deceive.On a rare Iranian counter-attack, goalkeeper David De Gea was left irate when Taremi was left to head a metre wide.Moments later, the stadium erupted when Ezatolahi fired through a packed Spain area to beat De Gea, but the assistant referee’s flag was up.In the final quarter hour Iran battled for a late equaliser, but after Vahid Amiri nutmegged Pique and fired over an inviting cross, Taremi’s thundering header flew just over the bar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Diego Costa scored Spain’s only goal © AFP / Roman KruchininKAZAN ARENA, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – Spain coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup on Wednesday as dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset.The victory in Kazan puts the 2010 winners on course for the last 16, but Iran had an equaliser disallowed for a narrow offside.last_img read more

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Ronaldo the sole survivor of Real’s ‘BBC’

first_img“It’s impossible to completely stifle Ronaldo, we can only stop him as a team,” Bayern defender Jerome Boateng said on Monday.“An attacker can not be more complete than him — left foot, right foot, head, he controls everything and in front of the goal, he’s a machine”.But while Ronaldo has enjoyed a fresh spurt in his new role of predatorial centre-forward, his two partners have found their responsiblities reduced ahead of the first leg at the Allianz Arena.Bale’s decline began first. After returning from injury earlier this year, he was on the bench for both legs against Paris Saint-Germain and the first leg against Juventus.In the second leg, he did start, only to endure the humiliation of being taken off at half-time.Benzema’s fall has been more surprising given the striker had been Zinedine Zidane’s preferred partner for Ronaldo, his work rate and supply highly valued despite the Frenchman’s lack of goals.But Benzema’s link-up play has slackened, thrusting that dry patch — one goal in 10 games and only four in 24 — more clearly into view.– ‘A little blip’ –“He does suffer a little bit, when he misses chances he suffers but the solution is easy,” Zidane said. “He has to keep working. It is just a little blip he is in at the moment.”Bale and Benzema’s dip has coincided with Ronaldo’s golden run, a parallel that may not be entirely coincidental.Ronaldo in a Real team centred on playing to his strengths is nothing new, but as the Portugese has grown narrower in his scope, perhaps his team-mates have had to sharpen their focus in providing service to him.Zidane has often deployed 4-4-2 in the biggest games this season, with Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio preferred on the flanks for their defensive discipline and willingness to send crosses into the box.Bale is not viewed as conscientious enough in the wide midfielder role while Benzema’s key selling point was his link-up play. When that broke down, his appeal diminished.“I don’t see anyone looking sad,” Zidane said. “I said to the pair of them the other day, they would both like to score more goals but everyone is working well.“It is always going to happen in a side like ours, there are players in good form and in the team and playing well.”Even if Isco is selected, it means Real are likely to line up with one of their more modest-looking attacks for a crunch Champions League tie.“I’m not worried,” Zidane said last week. “It’s true that in the last two games we have had chances and we have not taken them but now we are going to have a game on Wednesday away from home.“We are going to try to score and what we have to do is to think positively and realise that this is football anything can happen, no matter who is playing on the pitch.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Goal glut: Cristiano Ronaldo © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Apr 24 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were once the untouchable trio, but only one of Real Madrid’s feted “BBC” can be sure of their place against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.Ronaldo has dragged Real into the Champions League semi-finals with, even by his standards, an astonishing goal glut that includes 22 in 12 games, and at least one in each of his last 11 matches in Europe.last_img read more

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Norway advance to World Cup knockouts as France top group

first_imgThe Barcelona attacker had to watch while she received treatment on the sidelines as Isabell Herlovsen just squeezed home Norway’s second to secure the points from a nervy encounter and seal second place in Group A, despite Yeo Min-ji’s poked finish 12 minutes from time.They also survived a late scare from the impressive Koreans when Min-ji headed a fraction wide in stoppage time.In the next round Martin Sjogren’s side will take on one of Italy, Brazil and Australia, who go into the last round of matches in Group C on Tuesday with first place and a potential two further last 16 places up for grabs.Outsiders Italy need just a point against Brazil to top the group while the Australians can snatch second place if they beat point-less bottom side Jamaica and the Brazilians — in second level on three points with the Aussies — fail to win.France meanwhile will take on one of the four best third-placed finishers following their 1-0 win, but face the prospect of tackling defending champions the USA in the quarter finals should the Americans as expected top Group F and win their subsequent last 16 tie.The French needed a point to take first place in the group but Renard gave them all three from the spot at the second attempt, after Nigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie was judged to have encroached for Renard’s first effort, which hit the post.Germany meanwhile ensured they missed the Americans in the next round after they topped Group B with a perfect nine points following a comprehensive 4-0 win over South Africa earlier on Monday.It could instead be Spain, who qualify for the next round in second place behind the Germans after a goalless draw with also-through China, to play the world’s best team.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Isabell Herlovsen scored the penalty that ensured Norway finished second in Group A © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTUREREIMS, France, Jun 18 – Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Monday after beating South Korea 2-1 with two penalties, while Wendie Renard confirmed top spot in Group A for France after downing Nigeria with a spot-kick of her own.Caroline Graham Hansen gave Norway an early lead from the spot after Cho So-hyun was judged to have grabbed Maria Thorisdottir in the third minute, before winning the decisive second penalty shortly after the break when she was chopped down by Kang Chae-rim.last_img read more

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DDTV: TINNEYS TOYS SET THE WHEELS IN MOTION WITH CLEVER VIDEO

first_imgDDTV: Management at Tinneys Toys Letterkenny have created the perfect video for young farming enthusiasts in Donegal with their clever video. Tinneys Toys have specialized in providing toy tractors for years and their latest range of toy tractors are attracting massive interest. Their vast range of products will make the perfect gift this Christmas.With so many fantastic products to choose from make sure you stop in and avail of some of their stunning offers.To watch the video above simply click play and enjoy.For more info on Tinneys Toys check out their website or Facebook page for details. DDTV: TINNEYS TOYS SET THE WHEELS IN MOTION WITH CLEVER VIDEO was last modified: December 14th, 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:BusinessDDTVFeaturesnewsTinney’s Toyslast_img read more

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Radja Nainggolan confirms Chelsea snub, insists he wants to stay at Roma

first_imgChelsea target Radja Nainggolan insists he has no intention of leaving Roma this summer.The Belgian midfield general has been on Antonio Conte’s radar ever since he took over at Stamford Bridge last year.But, having snubbed a move to west London last summer, Nainggolan has reiterated his desire to remain in the Italian capital.The 29-year-old was recently linked with a move to Inter Milan, who have appointed his former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti.But, talking to Centro Suono Sport, Nainggolan says that will have no impact on his future.He said: “I want to stay at Roma, I’ve always said that. For me it’s simple, and I’ve always demonstrated it.“I rejected Chelsea last year.“I don’t know anything about Spalletti at Inter, I try to read as little as possible. We’ll see.” Radja Nainggolan celebrates scoring for Roma 1last_img read more

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Wolves news: Carl Ikeme retires from football after acute leukaemia battle

first_img 3 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won SORRY Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes silverware Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update smart causal 3 latest Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has retired from football, the Premier League club has announced.The shot-stopper, 32, came to the decision after consultation with medical experts following his 12-month battle with acute leukaemia. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Most Popular Premier League News BIG PRESENTS UP TOP NEW ERA Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Carl Ikeme is set to spend time with his family before embarking on life after football. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 ALTERED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme is congratulated for saving a penalty against Burton Albion. revealed Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas predicted Nigeria international Ikeme is in complete remission after treatment but now is set to spend time with his family before embarking on life after football.Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi said: “Having been at the club since the age of 14, Carl is far more than just a player in our eyes – he is our brother and an important part of our family.“When Carl came to tell us his news, yes there was sadness, but also great happiness to see him so healthy and hungry for the opportunities that lay ahead of him.“Carl is strong, a fighter, something he has proven in his playing career and also during what has been a very challenging time for him, so I have no doubt he will be a success in whatever he does next.“We wish Carl all the very best for the future, but remind him he will always remain a part of the Wolves family.” Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple said: “While this news will undoubtedly leave the Wolves family feeling sadness for someone they care about deeply, it also gives us the opportunity to celebrate an exceptional career and a true servant of this football club. “A brilliant goalkeeper who deservedly earned promotions and international caps, Carl’s exemplary application on the pitch was matched off it by tireless hard work and a positive attitude that will continue to be an inspiration for young players coming through our Academy for many years to come.“I have been in touch with Carl regularly during a very difficult year for him and his family, and I have been constantly in awe of his strength, positivity and heart at a time of great adversity.“Carl will, without doubt, be a permanent member of the Wolves family, and I am certain he has a very bright future ahead of him in whatever path he chooses to take.” Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has retired from professional football. last_img read more

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