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Saul is reunited

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first_imgSaul is the field player with more minutes in Atlético (3,210) and see how only Oblak surpasses him (3,156). The fourth mattress captain is one of the untouchables of Simeone with Thomas, Koke, Lodi and currently Felipe and Correa. Although his performance has not been optimal during the course, his work is basic in the Cholo scheme, which moves him between the double pivot and the band according to the rival.Against Liverpool he formed the rojiblanco safety belt in the middle with Thomas, while against Villarreal he started on the left wing so that Koke and Thomas were the midfielders. With the goal of Alcácer returned to form a couple in the middle with the Ghanaian, and was key in the pressure to end up taking the victory. Finished with 13 recoveries and a physical job that only he can give. Saul had lost his punch, one of its main features, but has recovered the goal at a fundamental moment of the course. It seems that in the last matches He no longer suffers from the dizziness of playing in up to four positions different in the same game and has focused on his role as a recuperator and team starter, where he is a top player. In addition, Saul added somewhat precious in the visit to the RCDE Stadium to rescue a point against Espanyol. The mattress squad hitched a volley from outside the area without dropping the ball after the clearance of the blue and white back and released an impossible zambombazo for Diego López. The ‘8’ got your fourth both of the course, the third in the League after those against Athletic on the tenth day and against Osasuna in the 17th. But beyond the goals, Saul is a fundamental player for Simeone. The joker of the Cholo, has rebounded from face to door focused on contributing playing in the middle, his natural position. From Mestalla, when he was the third left side of the match against Valencia after Lodi and Arias and saw how Ferrán Torres made a marinade by his side, he has not had to move back to a place where he plays when he plays, but he does not feel comfortable. center_img Atlético has lived of the goal of their midfielders during the last fortnight. The rojiblanco team has seen how in the last four games their media they have made five of the team’s seven goals. While the offensive trident formed by João Félix, Morata and Diego Costa is not fit, the second line has assumed the scoring responsibility so as not to get out of the fight for the Champions League and to get ahead in the tie against Liverpool 1-0. Y Saul Ñíguez has been A capital player for those goals. The ‘8’ achieved the victory goal against the reds, being the smartest in the area and taking advantage of a loose ball after a corner that ended with the right leg to overcome Alisson. Somewhat capital for travel to Anfield with the moral intact before the current champion of the Champions League and to visit one of the most complicated stadiums in the world in full results crisis as a visitor.last_img read more

Kjos wins long-go at Ponoka

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first_imgFort St. John’s Delano Kjos has won the long-go event at the Ponoka stampede. 85 of the top Bronc Riders in the world competed in this event, with a $40,000 prize pool up for grabs. Kjos earned the win with a first-place ride last Friday (June 26) on “Shady Cat”, and then an 82 point ride on Wednesday (July 1st) on “Lexicon Rocket”.- Advertisement –last_img

Denny Morrison 2nd in 1k

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first_imgDenny Morrison has earned his second consecutive second-place finish at the Canadian Single-Distance Speed-skating championships. Morrison finished Tuesday’s 1,000 metres in a time of 1:07.94, to finish 37 100ths of a second behind Jeremy Wotherspoon.  Morrison had already prequalified for the Olympics in the event, while Wotherspoon is trying to get back into Olympic contention, after missing most of the 2008/09 season with a broken arm. Kyle Parrott finished third in the 1,000, while Fort St. John’s Jay Morrison also raced, finishing in 28th. – Advertisement -On the women’s side, Kristina Groves won Tuesday’s 1,000 metres, with Shannon Rempel in second, and Brittany Schussler in third.  Cindy Klassen finished in fourth, with Fort St. John’s Elyce Henry in 18th.last_img read more

Nonstarving artists region’s bread-and-butter

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first_imgHe forecast job growth of 1.1 percent this year and 1.5 percent in 2008 across the five-county Southern California region. The Otis report is the first to focus so comprehensively on the creative industry, Kyser said. Over six months, he compiled state employment records and data from the U.S. Labor Bureau and Census Bureau, and he conducted informal research. He also found that the L.A. area leads New York as a creative economic center, with 47 percent more jobs. The creative industry includes jobs as diverse as apparel manufacturer, jewelry designer and violinist. Otis commissioned the $40,000 study to “confirm the impact of the creative economy,” said Samuel Hoi, the school’s president. The findings will also help convince students and parents just how viable an arts education can be, Hoi said. “There is that general myth in society of the starving artist, and at Otis we have never subscribed to that idea,” Hoi said. “The new MBA is the MFA.” To further fuel the creative industry, Kyser recommended stronger arts education in kindergarten through 12th grade and more classes in the industrial arts, like woodworking. “There is a huge irony here because, at the college and university level, the creative-education assets of the Los Angeles area are unparalleled,” Kyser wrote in the report. julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Creative-industry jobs in the Los Angeles area are a top driver in the local economy, surpassing tourism and international trade, according to a report released today by the Otis College of Art and Design. In 2005, the creative economy – in fields ranging from architecture to fashion to entertainment – generated $140.5 billion in sales receipts and $3.4 billion in state tax revenue, and it directly or indirectly accounted for 894,000 jobs, the report says. “This is an industry, or an activity, where we have almost an overwhelming advantage,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “But we’ve never used it. We can create jobs. We can create tax revenue.” In the long term, the creative economy has potential, but it may be in for some bumps this year. In a separate report that Kyser released last week, he gave the Southern California economy a “B” grade because of factors including the risk of strikes in the entertainment industry. last_img read more

PSAC predicts another down year for drilling in 2016

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first_imgWhile its forecast New Year drilling activity numbers are down again, the President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada says there could be some improved oil and gas industry economic news near the end of next year.PSAC forecasts the number of wells drilled next year in the four western provinces to be slightly less than this year, and down more than 50% over the previous five-year average of 11,670.We spoke with Mark Salkeld following the PSAC Annual General Meeting this week, in Calgary.- Advertisement -It should be noted that CAPP is the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, but  Mr. Salkeld also talked to us about the results of last month’s federal election, noting the new Liberal government is likely to take a couple of years to get up to speed and make any major decisions, which would impact the industry.When commenting specifically on the 23rd Prime Minister, he referenced Justin Trudeau’s election campaign commitments.The most unpopular issue in Western Canada caused by his father’s government was the National Energy Program created in 1980.Advertisement It was widely viewed in this part of the country — especially Alberta — as among the most unfair federal policies ever implemented.In the early 1980’s, the global economy deepened into the worse economic downtown since the dirty thirties, and the country experienced higher jobless, inflation, and interest rates, with the Bank of Canada rate hitting a whopping 21% in August of 1981.The much-maligned NEP has been calculated to have cost Alberta between $50 – 100 billion. Nationwide, in 1982, there were over 30,000 consumer bankruptcies, a year-over-year increase of 33%.For many who experienced the mess, avoiding a repeat is an economic must, and here in BC, most view LNG industry development as the best defence against it.Advertisement Of particular concern is a forecast drop of 28% of the number of wells drilled in BC, and Salkeld says, that’s all about the delay in getting a final investment decision, on the Pacific Northwest LNG project.With the price of crude oil still well below $50-a-barrel, the speculation continues about the major oil and gas companies moving more vigorously into the development of clean energy.Now speaking of best returns, it should be noted the major oil and gas companies are a long way from dire straits, and last year six of them — half of them state-owned — occupied the top seven spots behind Walmart, on the list of the world’s largest public, state-owned and private businesses by consolidated revenue — and those revenues ranged, from 461 to 359 billion US dollars.last_img read more

Morata return boosts spluttering Chelsea

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first_imgThat led to Conte being forced to defend his decision not to replace the Spaniard with a conventional target man.Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was among those who appeared to question Conte’s approach after a result that, combined with Manchester City’s defeat of Bournemouth, left them 16 points behind the leaders at the halfway stage of the season.“I think we could have had more shots on target but we didn’t have a big guy up front despite lots of crosses into the box,” said Courtois, after a game in which Chelsea failed to turn their territorial dominance into goals.The onus will again be on third placed Chelsea to take the initiative against a Brighton side who ended a run of seven games without a win with a timely victory over Watford.Morata’s return will undoubtedly help, but Conte’s decision to overlook Michy Batshuayi until late in the game at Everton will be taken as another indicator of the coach’s lack of trust in the Belgium international.Forward reinforcements will clearly be at the top of Conte’s wish-list for the January transfer window, with Chelsea still involved in three over competitions, even if their Premier League challenge has been reduced to ensuring a top four finish.– Testing campaign –Conte had predicted this would be a testing campaign even before the start of the season because of the club’s return to European football.And the evidence of the opening half of the campaign has justified Conte’s standpoint, even if his side have shown flashes of the outstanding form that took them to the title last year.Brighton will travel to London with renewed belief after moving towards mid-table following the win against Watford.Pascal Gross’s second half goal – Brighton’s first from open play in over 10 and a half hours – secured the points at a time when it looked as though the newly promoted side were set for another afternoon of frustration.Seagulls manager Chris Hughton admitted the result was exactly what his side needed before facing the champions.“It’s one that we needed,” he said. “We’ve got Chelsea on Boxing Day and there won’t be too many that fancy us or expect us to get anything there.“With that being the case in particular, it was important that we picked up something and that allows us to go into that Chelsea game with a little bit more confidence.“We need to make sure that in the games where we know we have a better chance of getting something, that we put in performances like we did today.“It was a good all-round performance and we certainly need to take that on.”Shane Duffy sat out the Watford game while serving a one-match suspension but is expected to return to the starting line-up in place of Connor Goldson.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata was forced to sit out the visit to Everton on December 23, 2014 while he served a one-match suspension © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 25 – Alvaro Morata’s return will be welcomed by Antonio Conte but the Chelsea manager knows his side face Brighton at Stamford Bridge with their Premier League title defence all but over.Morata was forced to sit out the visit to Everton on Saturday while he served a one-match suspension and in his absence, the Blues lacked the firepower to break down Sam Allardyce’s side in a goalless draw.last_img read more

Seniors passing state exam

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – All but roughly 10 percent of California high school seniors who are required to take the state’s graduation exam have passed it, but failure rates are higher among African Americans, Latinos, the poor and those who are learning English, state officials said Tuesday. About 89 percent of the 430,894 members of the class of 2006 that must pass the exam to receive a diploma had done so as of November, said Jack O’Connell, the state’s superintendent of public instruction. That left nearly 48,000 seniors who hadn’t passed both sections of the test, which measures students’ skills in math and English. Those figures don’t take into consideration seniors who might have passed the test in February or March or the 22,327 special education students who don’t have to pass the test to graduate this year, O’Connell said. Results from the February and March exams will be available in six or seven weeks, officials said. The test also will be given in May, but those results won’t be known in time for students to receive a diploma in June. This year’s seniors are the first who must pass the test to graduate. Ninety-six percent of white students and 94 percent of Asians had passed the test after the November results were calculated. The figure was 82 percent for Latinos and students classified as “economically disadvantaged,” O’Connell said. The pass rate was lowest for African-American students – 80 percent – and those learning English – 69 percent. O’Connell, a former state senator who is the author of the bill that set up the test, said the pass rate was steadily improving and that the exam was ensuring high school graduates have a minimum level of proficiency. “The skills measured by the exam are the least we must expect by our students if we expect them to survive in the competitive world beyond high school,” he said. But Arturo Gonzalez, a San Francisco attorney representing students who are challenging the test in court, said the latest exam results were “not anything to celebrate.” “This simply confirms that if we don’t get relief through the courts, tens of thousands of kids are going to be deprived of a diploma,” he said.last_img read more

DUNGLOE MAN WINS VAN CRASH CASE AGAINST ESB

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first_imgA High Court judge has ruled a Donegal farmer has established negligence against the Electricity Supply Board over serious leg and other injuries suffered after his van was hit by an ESB pick-up truck. Damages will be decided later.Mr Justice John Quirke accepted the account of Patrick Campbell (64), with an address near Dungloe of how the accident occurred in June 2005, including his claim the ESB truck was driven at an excessive speed.Mr Campbell was a careful and conscientious witness and much, although not all, of his evidence was corroborated by circumstantial and other evidence, the judge said. Mr Campbell had proven, on the evidence and balance of probabilities, the collision and his injuries were caused by the ESB’s negligence, he found. The ESB had denied Mr Campbell’s claims the pick-up truck was being driven in a negligent manner by an ESB employee when it collided with Mr Campbell’s white transit van at Croaghnashallog, Dungloe on the afternoon of June 30th 2005. The ESB alleged the accident was caused or contributed to by Mr Campbell’s alleged negligent driving.Mr Campbell had claimed he was approaching a turn known as Sweeney’s Corner near his home when he saw a yellow ESB truck approaching him in the opposite direction at speed.He said he pulled into the grass verge on his left-hand side and stopped his van but the ESB truck came onto its incorrect side of the road and appeared to “sway”.A protrusion at the rear of the truck struck his windscreen, caught him on the shoulder and caused his van to be pulled around while the ESB truck flipped over, he claimed.The driver of the ESB truck denied that account and claimed he was approaching Sweeney’s Corner when he saw Mr Campbell’s van travelling towards him. He claimed the van seemed to lose control, travelled onto the wrong side of the road and the driver “jammed on the brakes”, struck his truck and propelled it to its left.Having analysed the evidence, Mr Justice Quirke noted both sides accepted Mr Campbell was not driving at a speed of more than 25mph when the accident occurred.Tyre marks photographed immediately after the accident were consistent with the presence of Mr Campbell’s van at the location where he said he had stopped while debris from his van was also clearly visible at that location, he said. He also accepted Mr Campbell’s evidence the ESB truck was being driven at excessive speed.These matters were not conclusive but he believed Mr Campbell’s account was probably correct, the judge ruled.DUNGLOE MAN WINS VAN CRASH CASE AGAINST ESB was last modified: July 8th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Liverpool’s Marco Asensio pursuit receives major boost

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first_img Asensio came off the bench against Liverpool in their 3-1 defeat to Madrid in last season’s Champions League final 2 Neymar scored his 56th international goal as Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup last Friday And Liverpool, who have reportedly already had a £130m bid turned down for Asensio, could be first in line to benefit, according to Spanish outlet Sport.The Spanish wonderkid’s release clause is an eye-watering £617m (€700m), but Madrid would likely sell for around £150m to raise the money for a Neymar bid.Neymar, 26, could be on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain after just 12 months with the French champions, having joined in a world record £198m deal from Real’s fierce rivals Barcelona last summer.The Brazil captain scored 28 times in 30 games for the Parisians in 2017/18 but after yet another failure for the club in the Champions League, Real could now pounce. 2 Real Madrid’s move for Brazil star Neymar could be very good news for Liverpool in their pursuit of Marco Asensio.The Champions League winners may need to stump up £300million for the former Barcelona man, which will force them to find funds from their current squad. Neymar won the Champions League with Barca in 2015, but has not come close to repeating the trick in the three following seasons, with each year ending in a Real triumph.The forward admitted ahead of this summer’s World Cup that he is ‘not proud’ of being the world’s most expensive player, but could be set to smash the record yet again.Liverpool meanwhile will be keen to wrap up a deal for Asensio as soon as possible, with the 22-year-old likely to be courted by every top European club this summer if Real are willing to sell.Asensio has made 91 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 21 times, and made his World Cup debut for Spain as a substitute against Iran in the group stage.last_img read more

ULSTER X-COUNTRY PICTURE SPECIAL: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY ATHLETICS REPORT

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first_imgKilbroney Park, Rostrevor: A picturesque setting for the Ulster even age Championships and -while it was short of being one of Finn Valleys better days-  5 teams qualify for nationals.  The winning under 10 age group team don’t progress, so the one really positive exciting team performance on the day was a win against a strong Cranford squad scoring 32 -46, led by Jack Gillespie who has made remarkable progress in 12 months.Also on board: Shane Mc Monagle, John Reid and Adam Mc Crudden, with a healthy support grouping of Alex Mc Gehin and Adrian Mc Laughlin.  A few of these lads under 11 so another challenge awaits  take a bow coach Dermot Mc Granaghan.  The corresponding girls team 2nd, led by a gutsy Aoife Mc Grath. The 14 boys didnt ignite as a group and went down to Burren scoring 47 -62.It will be interesting to note how they respond both at individual and team level . There is only one correct answer in this case head down and go for it in every respect national medals can be garnered . The distance of the various races is now a key element and preparation accordingly so the 14 girls despite a solid return from Aoibhinn Mc Hugh werent competitive despite a valiant positive effort . The 16  boys qualified and good to see Oisin Gallen 3rd as he is a focused attentive young man who will continue to impress. The 16 boys arent a million miles away from being competitive at a higher level indeed they are all under 17 so bring on Killybegs Sunday week.  The sixteen girls again not able to cope with the distance but gave it their all and medalled a special word for Aine Mc Grath who produced a never say die attitude.  This squad can improve.  Scoring: Lagan Valley 68, Omagh 86 , Finn Valley 99.Finally Paddy Penrose is on the Ulster 18 team a reward for consistent training . And thats it, a beautiful day enjoyed by athletes, parents, coachs alike to whom we are once again most grateful . The 10 girls team are Ulster champions and are a talented enthusiastic group led by Andrea Browne and newcomer Chloe Coyle.  There are many other talented girls on board Amy Mc Menamin,Cara Mc Connell, Brenda Carr and Cara WilkinsonWell done Mark Bonner now employed at Mc Elhinneys stores winner of the Finn Harps 5k and remember Sunday evening 7pm the annual presentation get together parents and athletes with the reminder that young and old should now have attended to their annual membership .The Donegal senior cross country champs returns to a Letterkenny venue after many years on Sunday with Letterkenny and Finn Valley defending their respective titles.                  ULSTER X-COUNTRY PICTURE SPECIAL: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY ATHLETICS REPORT was last modified: November 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ULSTER X-COUNTRY PICTURE SPECIAL: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY ATHLETICS REPORTlast_img read more