In any case, these certainly soulless tickets can still be considered acceptable if we take into account the one recorded in the 2014/15 season in a match against Elche where only 27,099 fans attended. And if we go a little further, in 2013/14 before Levante there was an entry of 25,551 followers.What seems like a reality is that the Copa competition does not raise precisely an enthusiasm among the Catalans, as evidenced by the fact that the two worst entries of recent years have coincided with the knockout of the round of 16 of the Cup. The worst entry of the season and one of the worst in recent years. The Camp Nou on Thursday registered a poor entry to get together only 43,216 fans for the round of 16 Cup match against Leganés. In fact, to see a worse entry you have to go back just a year ago – January 17, 2019 – and interestingly also in an eighth Cup qualifier. On that occasion, the Camp Nou registered an entry of 42,838 fans to watch the game against Levante that also came with a favorable 2-1 result in the Ciutat de Valencia, so the Blaugrana needed to come back, just as they did when they got 3-0 and move on to quarters.
LONDON (AP):Jermain Defoe was recalled to the England squad at the age of 34 yesterday, more than three years after last playing for the national team.The Sunderland striker is among 26 players selected for England’s upcoming matches after captain Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane were ruled out because of injury.Defoe has scored 19 goals in 55 England appearances but last played in 2013. Although Sunderland are last in the Premier League, Defoe has 14 goals from 27 appearances.”Year after year he’s phenomenal, but this year in particular, in a team that aren’t creating as many chances as other teams, his strike rate is outstanding,” England coach Gareth Southgate said ahead of games against Germany and Lithuania.Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has also been called up by Southgate, whose side plays a friendly in Germany on Wednesday before hosting Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier on March 26.
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “But now, the real Kevin Belingon, the explosive striker, the guy who has a killer instinct, he’s back,” Sityodtong added.Belingon showed the methodical madness that had become his trademark as he systematically displayed his offense against Chung throughout the 15-minute fight.Chung repeatedly found the mat and was unable to use his ground game against the aggressive Belingon who pelted the American with constant leg kicks.“I think it wasn’t yet my time when I first faced Bibiano, that wasn’t the time for me to get the belt,” said Belingon. “So I really had to improve my jiu-jitsu because that’s the area I felt I need to improve on. I hope I keep winning until I get the belt.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Belingon (17-5) felt he has proved that he is back at the top tier of the bantamweight division, and he is eager to book another fight with the iconic Fernandes.“I think this is my time to face the champ,” said Belingon boldly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd Belingon is not the only person who believes he deserves another crack at the bantamweight belt as ONE Championship Chairman Chatri Sityodtong echoed his notion.“I thought he deserves a title shot, I mean, Belingon is back,” said Sityodtong. “I think a couple of years ago he was too conservative, he was too cautious, he wasn’t Kevin Belingon.” Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s been more than a year since Kevin Belingon suffered his last defeat in ONE Championship when he tapped out to bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes back in January of 2016.The 30-year-old Team Lakay member has since racked up four straight victories, with the last one coming in the Legends of the World card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena when Belingon dominated Kevin Chung (4-1) for a unanimous decision win.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ WATCH: Christian Standhardinger launches new vlog Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Waiters was going after a loose ball, then dove awkwardly into Gobert’s leg. He later tweeted, “Dove for the ball right…” with video of the play.Waiters told the Sun-Sentinel on Sunday that he’s never been a dirty player and, “Tell him to get out of his feelings and that’s what it is, just like that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“It’s not my feelings, it’s my knee,” Gobert said Monday. “That’s a little more important.“I like to play basketball. Sometimes if someone takes that away from you, you’ve got to get in your feelings for a reason.” Gobert woke up Saturday with unexpected stiffness and swelling in the leg. An MRI revealed a bruised right tibia. The 2016-17 second-team All-NBA center said it could have been worse and he’s happy to know he’ll fully recover with no ligament or structural damage. The rehab process is basically to get the swelling down and stay strong and in shape.Playoff aspirations and individual goals remain intact, though they will be much more difficult for Utah to achieve. The Jazz have now lost Gobert for a month, Joe Johnson (wrist) has yet to return and was expected to miss a month, and Dante Exum is out for the season after shoulder surgery. All this after the team lost its top two scorers, Gordon Hayward and George Hill, during offseason free agency.“Just frustrating that I’ll miss some time,” Gobert said. “At the same time I’m feeling lucky because when I look at the video, if I don’t lift my foot up in the air at the same moment, it’d be way worse. Good and bad.”The Frenchman is averaging 13.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Derrick Favors started atcenter Saturday and had 24 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.The Jazz plan to re-evaluate Gobert after four weeks and the general timeline for his return is four to six weeks. Utah’s top player is optimistic it will be sooner than that.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:48Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS01:20Marcos on Leonen being part of VP poll case: He’s never been sympathetic to me or my family02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert grabs his knee after being injured in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert believes he has every right to be upset after sustaining a leg injury that’s expected to keep him out at least four weeks.The Utah Jazz big man went down Friday when Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters crashed into his leg, causing Gobert’s knee to buckle. The 7-foot-1 center initially called it a dirty play.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “Usually, I heal very fast,” Gobert said. “We’re not going to rush it or do anything stupid. But I’m pretty confident that I can be back before that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Azkals held to a draw anew as Asian Cup berth remained elusive View comments
MOST READ Cleveland is trying to become the 20th team — out of 300 — to overcome a 2-0 deficit and James, who has already orchestrated two such rallies, is a step closer to a third.But to do it again the Cavs will have to win in Boston, where the Celtics are 9-0 this postseason.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 crownGame 5 is Wednesday night at TD Center.Kyle Korver added 14 points with several hustle plays, and Tristan Thompson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland. Jaylen Brown scored 25 and Boston had all five scorers in double figures, but the Celtics fell behind by 19 in the first half and didn’t have enough to catch Cleveland.And, of course, they didn’t have James, who moved past Jabbar (2,356) for the most field goals in playoff history. James also recorded his 25th career postseason game with at least 40 points — his sixth in this postseason.The Celtics hung around in the second half and pulled within 100-93 on Marcus Smart’s basket with 4:29 left. But Thompson got free for a dunk, and after a miss by Boston, James recovered after making his seventh turnover by making a steal and layup.Moments later, James drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing to finally put away the young Celtics, who will now feel the immense pressure of trying to hold off the three-time champion.Celtics coach Brad Stevens considered changing his starting lineup, but decided to stick with the same first five — Brown, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, Al Horford, and Terry Rozier — as the first three games.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Brazil wants to lower Neymar’s expectations for World Cup Boston’s starters held their own, but none of them was able to match James when it mattered most.The Celtics couldn’t afford another slow start and that’s exactly what happened.Boston got some open looks in the first quarter, but the Celtics shot just 27 percent (7 of 26) and both Tatum and Brown missed dunks. Also, Morris picked up three fouls and his teammates all seemed tentative as the Cavs pushed their lead to 15 at halftime.TIP-INSCeltics: Stevens was deliberately evasive about his starting lineup during his pregame news conference, not wanting to give the Cavs any advance notice. “We will start five people. I promise,” he said, drawing laughs from media members. … Injured stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving are not traveling with the team so they can continue their respective rehabs. Both have been sitting on the bench with their teammates in Boston.Cavaliers: Won their seventh straight playoff game at home. … James also recorded his 106th 30-point game in the postseason. Only Michael Jordan (109) has more. … Love threw one of his patented “touchdown” passes in the first quarter to James, who outmaneuvered Smart and Brown like a wide receiver to make the catch and score. … Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in last month’s NFL draft, attended the game. Improved to 9-3 vs. Boston in the playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.BLOWOUT CITYLike most fans, Lue has been stunned — but not necessarily disappointed — by the number of lopsided wins in the playoffs, especially in the semifinals.The first six games between Boston-Cleveland and Houston-Golden State were decided by an average of 24 points. The Warriors won Game 3 on Sunday night by 41, the largest margin of victory in franchise history.“It does surprise me,” he said. “All four teams are really good. But the home court has shown it’s been a factor.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 UP NEXTGame 5 is Wednesday in Boston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives past Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, in the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, who are looking forward to getting home.Pushed by a raucous crowd that wasn’t so confident a few days ago, the Cavs held off Boston’s comeback in the fourth quarter and squared a series that is now a best-of-three.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments
More than 500 artisan fishermen comprising Liberians and Ghanaians want stakeholders in the fisheries sector of the country to empower them with preservation facilities at the Greenville port in Sinoe County.The artisan fishermen and women specifically appealed for mounted boat machines, nets, cold-storage, spare-parts’ stores and above all capacity building in the form of training.They further appealed to the Bureau of National Fisheries (BNF), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), West Africa Regional Fisheries Project (WARFP) Liberia for the exposure of Liberian fishermen to foreign training.The fishermen and women expressed their desire to be trained in the areas of preservation, cold-management, canoe repairs, business skills, project proposal writing, administrative and leadership skills and basic accounting skills.Due to the gross lack of modern preservation facilities at the Greenville port, profit margins on the sales of the various kinds of fishes have not lifted them from the poverty lines in Sinoe County.The fishermen also pointed out that the costs associated with the importation of materials such as nets and spare-parts, are daunting challenges and constraints being encountered by them at the port city Greenville in Sinoe County.They explained that fishing materials intended to enhance the work of the canoes and make them effective are brought in the country from the West African state of Ghana and other countries in the sub-region.The fishermen and women also underscored the need for the construction of a modern fishing landing facility that would help preserve the fish for a longer period in Greenville, Sinoe County.On the current effect of the method being used to preserve (dry) the fish, the fishermen and women intimated that the continuous use of the dry red wood has long-term medical implications on the eyes and some parts of the body. Throwing light on other challenges and constraints, the fishermen and women spoke of poor preservation methods (using dry red wood), poorly constructed canoes and sanitation crisis prone environment.The fishermen and women asserted that they lack adequate latrine and bath room facilities at the port city of Greenville in Sinoe County. “We work so hard to catch the fish in large quantities and gain very little profits, owing to the general lack of modern preservation facilities that could keep our fish for a longer period of time at the port of Greenville in Sinoe County,” fishermen Andrew B. Doe asserted.Asked about foreign vessels that sometimes venture into Liberian territorial waters, Mr. Doe, who is also the Coordinator of the Sinoe Fishermen Association, noted that such condition does not exist at the moment at the Greenville port.Coordinator Doe also disclosed that during the high peak of the Dry Season, strange fishing vessels with inscription ‘Senegal’ are often spotted at the Greenville Port.Commenting on when fishermen normally catch more fish in the Atlantic Ocean, Coordinator Doe indicated that from the month of October to December of each year, they generate more profits on the sales of fish.“Our area at the Greenville port contains steep and large solid rocks that sometimes damage the foreign vessels that on some occasions come to fish in the Liberian territorial waters in Sinoe County,” Coordinator Doe indicated.For his part, fisherman Jeremiah Brooks told the Daily Observer that current place of habitation is plagued with insurmountable sanitation crisis that needs external support from partners in the fisheries sector of the country.“Our environment is contaminated with multiple air and water borne diseases owing to the wanton disposal of garbage and other hazardous waste products,” fisherman Brooks lamented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…organisation raising funds for National Library’s BookmobileIn light of Basic Education and Literacy being one of the six areas of focus of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Georgetown partnering with the Education Ministry to set up book clubs across Guyana hosted a raffle to raise funds for the venture.On Saturday, the organisation hosted its grand drawing of a Kia vehicle along with six months of free auto insurance, compliments of the GTM Group of Insurance Companies.Minister within the Education Ministry with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport Nicolette Henry performed the honours of drawing the winner’s name at Courts, Main Street.When winner Mohan Narine’s name was called, he displayed amazement that he won the grand prize after only purchasing one ticket. Additionally, a number of other household items were up for grabs as consolation prizes.Speaking with this publication, immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Georgetown Lisa Cox stated that the funds raised will go towards the purchasing of a Bookmobile for the National Library.The National Library has been offering the Bookmobile service for 31 years with the first Book Mobile service offered to the public on 25 April, 1984.The mobile service is an asset in the provision of library service since it allows the young and elderly to have access to books. The Book Mobile membership stands at 3000.Rotary Club of Georgetown launched their vehicle raffle on Thursday 22 October, 2015 at the National Library.
Parents who are hesitant for their children to be injected with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can now choose to opt out – a new provision offered by the Public Health Ministry.Chief Medical Officer Shamdeo PersaudSpeaking on the sidelines at an event held at the Marriott Hotel on Tuesday, Chief Medical Officer, Shamdeo Persaud revealed that the Public Health Ministry, following recent discussions, has decided to implement the “opt out” process.Parents can uplift the “opt out” forms from the school which their children attend. The form will become available to schools once the HPV vaccine has been delivered.“Initially we had started the process of having consent for the HPV. But an assessment of that when we revised the program a few years ago back, we found that receiving the consent was a challenge,” he noted.He added that once the vaccine is to be delivered at a particular school, the health personnel will meet with the PTA and inform them of the vaccine. After the explanation, they can choose to “opt out” Persaud explained.However, if this form is not signed by a parent, then that would give the assumption that consent is given for the child to receive the HPV vaccine.“So it is not a case where these [parents] have to give consent for the vaccine but you can decide in your best opinion or informed decision that you don’t want the child to have the vaccine, you will then sign off otherwise we will assume that you have agreed to have the child immunised against the HPV” Persaud explained.The HPV is administered to children, both boys and girls between the ages of 9 to 16.The immunisation of children is part of schools’ Immunisation Act of Parliament and as such, is mandatory.However, previously, parents have complained about the adverse effects associated with the HPV vaccine and have since protested against same being administered to their children.Just recently, several parents, who have opted out of the process have taken to their Facebook pages to allege that their children were forced to take the vaccine.These claims were denied by Persaud who stated: “I have not had any reports of anyone else given a vaccine an HPV vaccine without proper procedures applied”.Cervical cancer has been listed among the leading cancer deaths in this country, thus the Ministry’s desire to bolster its fight against cancer with the vaccination campaign.
Miller claimed that Dole chose to spray the pesticide rather than injecting it into the soil or mixing it with groundwater as its manufacturer recommended on the product’s label. Dole attorney Rick McKnight, meanwhile, said that the pesticide was only applied once or twice a year. He said the chemical was diluted with water, sprayed at night for 15 minutes and then the plants were washed with 56,000 gallons of water for more than an hour afterward. Dole wanted the chemical on the roots, not the leaves, he said. Legal experts have said the case was significant because it raised the issue of whether multinational companies should be held accountable in the country where they are based or in the countries where they employ workers. The lawsuit could open the door for others to file similar claims in this country, where juries are known for awarding bigger judgments, experts said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The six plaintiffs – whose awards ranged from $311,200 to $834,000 – were among 12 workers suing Dole and Dow. Jurors in the Los Angeles County Superior Court trial found that the two companies were a substantial factor in causing them harm. Members of the seven-man, five-woman jury awarded the other six plaintiffs nothing after ruling that the companies did not substantially harm them. The jury decided that Dole would be held responsible for the bulk of the payments. The case is the first of five lawsuits involving at least 5,000 agricultural workers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama, who claim they were left sterile after being exposed to the pesticide. Other growers and manufacturers are named as defendants. Duane Miller, the workers’ attorney, had accused Dole of improperly applying the pesticide in amounts far exceeding guidelines. WESTLAKE VILLAGE – A jury awarded $3.3 million to six workers Monday who claimed they were left sterile by a pesticide used at a banana plantation in Nicaragua operated by Dole Fresh Fruit Co. The workers’ lawsuit accused Westlake Village-based Dole and Standard Fruit Co., now part of Dole, of negligence and fraudulent concealment while using the pesticide DBCP in the 1970s. The chemical was used to kill microscopic worms on the roots of the banana plants. The suit also alleged that Dow Chemical Co. and Amvac Chemical Corp., manufacturers of the pesticide, “actively suppressed information about DBCP’s reproductive toxicity,” according to the lawsuit. Amvac reached a $300,000 settlement in the case before the trial, according to spokeswoman Kelly Kozuma.
One of Donegal’s best known actors and directors has died.The late Tomas Mac Giolla Bhride died today. Pic by Eoin McGarvey.Tomas Mac Giolla Bhride passed away this morning.The 90 year old was renowned in West Donegal and was a director of Aisteoiri Ghaoth Dobhair. He worked on numerous dramas, pantomimes and plays as well as having many roles in Tg4 comedies such as Gleann Ceo.In 2005 he was awarded an honorary degree from NUI Galway for his work with the arts and language.He was also one of the founders of the Ghaoth Dobhair Industrial estate.He is survived by his wife and eight children. ONE OF DONEGAL’S BEST-KNOWN ACTORS DIES was last modified: December 9th, 2013 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:ACTORGOATH DOBHAIRTOMAS MAC GIOLLA BHRIDE