Hierve Ibiza: a match for history

first_imgA gray Wednesday dawned in Ibiza, but calm. The stormy Gloria seems already far from the area of ​​the island (although at the time of the game there is a 55% chance of rain) and that allows the front pages of local newspapers to tip over at Ibiza-Barça this afternoon (7:00 p.m. DAZN) and coincide in the headline: “A date for history.” Diario de Ibiza dedicates nine pages to his party, from 29 to 32. “Without complexes against Barça”, he titled his sports cover. Detailed information of the match, interview with Amadeo Salvo included: “The most beautiful thing is the illusion, football is illusion. Miguel Núñez, midfielder of Ibiza, gives an interview to this medium in which he warns: “That we are going to bite and bother you, that’s for sure.” The institutions have also turned to a historic party. Ibiza Town Hall has installed seats and a giant screen five meters long and three meters high in the Es Pratet pavilion. About a thousand people will be able to follow the event at the venue. Barça clubs will also meet at the Sa Nansa restaurant after 2:30 pm, while the directors will eat at the Sa Calma restaurant.Newspaper of Ibiza gives opening news category to Ibiza-Barça and carries the information of the match between pages 4 and 17. Amadeo Salvo gives another interview in which he says that they could fill two stadiums and that it is “unlikely but possible” to beat Barça. Javi Pérez, midfielder of Ibiza, also gives an interview in which he is excited (“hopefully a magical night”) and does not expect “a team B at Barça”. Comprehensive analysis of the templates and preparations surrounding the meeting. Boil Ibiza and you can get excited Can Misses. Eye that the island believes in miracles.last_img read more

Beijing Debate: Hejnová repeats, injuries hamper Spencer

first_imgKC Graham: Are we going to see a repeat in the women’s 400-metre hurdles like we had in the men’s event where the howling favourite failed to advance from the preliminary round? Andre Lowe: Bershawn Jackson’s disaster is the first big shocker of the championships but some US officials said he wasn’t healthy so who knows? Unlikely that we will see a repeat among the women though. KC: By the way, who do you think is the favourite here as any of the big three, in Zuzana Hejnová, Kaliese Spencer and Shamier Little look like a possible winner here. Andre: That’s a tough question. Eight weeks ago I would have said Spencer without doubt but several things have happened since then. Hejnová is again looking like the champion she is, Little has shown she can run against the big girls and run fast and Spencer has had a few injury setbacks and that is key for me. I’d say that Hejnová is now the favourite because she looks fit and has the experience. KC: I have a very sneaky feeling that Sara Slott Petersen from Denmark could be a big spoiler here as she looked extremely good in Paris when finishing second behind Hejnová. Andre: It’s the World Champs, there is almost always a spoiler and she looks like as good a bet as any to mess up the party for the favourites. I certainly think Spencer breaks her duck and wins her first ever medal at the World Championships here. KC: Despite being unbeaten so far and being the world leader with 53.74 seconds I do not see Little winning here. I know she wouldn’t mind taking the Oregon track with her around the world as she has been unbeaten there for the past two seasons, including her World Junior win last year. I definitely think this occasion though will be too big for her but she has youth in her favour and she looks a future World and Olympic champion. Andre: Hejnová for the win. This Beijing track is bouncing, look for a fast time here, 53.1 or high 52 seconds with Spencer taking the silver and her first individual medal at a major global outdoor championships with a time of 53.5. She would have won here had she not suffered those two setbacks over the past month and a half. Third to Little but she’ll be back for more in the years to come. KC: The hurdles are about rhythm so the more you compete in this event it helps you and I am a bit concerned that Spencer has not competed in a while and she has a few flaws in the latter part of the race. Hejnová is the only sub-53 seconds athlete among the top athletes here and with her great finish she will win in around 52.96. It is going to be a bang up finish for the silver and bronze among Spencer, Little and Petersen.last_img read more

St. Martin’s celebrates its 80th anniversary

first_imgAs the church began to deteriorate, it was moved to the old Fort to be part of a park. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by fire by vandals in 1970 before it could be repaired. An open house will be held on North Peace Museum grounds on Saturday, September 17th from 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and local artists will perform. Attendees can also check out old photos of the museum. The event is intended to be a celebration of the community that sprung up around the church. It became a community center, where meetings. potluck suppers, and bazaars were held.- Advertisement –last_img

Wall Street remains a very rocky road

first_imgThe dollar was higher against other major currencies except for the yen. Gold, though traditionally a safe-haven investment, continued its slide. Oil prices dropped sharply on the possibility that stocks’ decline could dampen demand, but they lifted from earlier lows below $60 a barrel to finish down $1.57 at $60.07 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The market saw the bulk of its drop right before the close, in a similar pattern to Friday, when the Dow flirted with gains only to drop 120 points late in the day. Going forward, market participants won’t be ruling out the possibility of a large, late-day swing. “Probably it’s better to save any judgment on this market today until the last half hour,” said Philip S. Dow, managing director of equity strategy at RBC Dain Rauscher in Minneapolis, before the markets closed Monday. He noted that little has changed in terms of economic fundamentals, but that the market is very volatile. Stock investors appeared to have been somewhat consoled by comments attributed to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson by Japan’s finance minister, Koji Omi. Neither Omi nor Paulson, who began a three-nation Asian tour in Tokyo on Monday, were concerned by the swings in regional stock markets, Omi told reporters in Tokyo. Both men contend the market mechanism was functioning well, Omi said. Still, Asian and European stocks closed lower, keeping U.S. investors on edge. The Nikkei fell for the fifth straight session to close down 3.3 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 4 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index, which has been volatile in recent weeks, fell 1.6 percent. In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.94 percent, Germany’s DAX index fell 1.04 percent, and France’s CAC-40 declined 0.73 percent. The Institute for Supply Management’s report on the services sector failed to inject much confidence in the market. The index registered at 54.3 for February, lower than analysts’ forecast of 57.5 and January’s reading of 59.0. Still, the reading above 50 indicates that U.S. service industries continue to grow, albeit at a modest pace. Market participants are bracing for a rocky week, especially as investors await the Labor Department’s jobs report Friday. So far, economic data have been coming in mixed, suggesting a moderating growth but not recession.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Wall Street seesawed through an erratic session Monday, trying to stabilize but ultimately finishing near its lows of the day amid worries about mortgage defaults, a strengthening yen and tumbling stock markets abroad. The major indexes fluctuated throughout the session, with the Dow Jones industrials bobbing between positive and negative territory as investors tried to size up where the market was headed after last week’s big decline. The Dow finished 63 points lower, having fallen in eight of the past nine sessions. The market remained jittery about losses over soured subprime loans, or loans to customers with poor credit ratings. HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe’s largest bank, said its 2006 earnings rose 5 percent but that it suffered $10.6 billion in losses on bad loans from its U.S. subprime mortgage operations. Also pushing stocks down, a rising yen added to concerns about an erosion of the yen carry trade, which is the process of borrowing the low-yielding yen to acquire assets in other currencies with greater yields. A slowdown could hurt liquidity worldwide. By late in the day, the U.S. dollar was at 116 yen, trading near three-month lows after falling from above 120 yen less than a week ago. Though the markets were uneasy Monday, they were hardly out of control as the Dow traded within a 150-point range and stayed above the 12,000 mark, which it had surpassed for the first time in October last year. “Stability is a good sign,” said Todd Salamone, senior vice president of research at Schaeffer’s Investment Research in Cincinnati. He noted that stocks could see volatility for months, but that over the long term, the market looks poised to climb. “Expectations for economic data, earnings data – both have been ratcheted lower. Markets tend to do better when expectations are low, because they have better odds for positive surprises.” The Dow fell 63.69, or 0.53 percent, to 12,050.41, having swung 75 points lower and 75 higher than Friday’s close in earlier trading. The blue chips have now fallen 581 points, or 4.6 percent, from their closing price last Monday, the day before the market’s plunge. Broader stock indicators also fell. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 13.05, or 0.94 percent, at 1,374.12, and the Nasdaq composite index – which is dominated by riskier technology and small-cap stocks – dropped 27.32, or 1.15 percent, to 2,340.68. Bond prices fell, nudging the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note to 4.51 percent from 4.50 percent late Friday, as the stock market’s tolerable performance earlier in the day kept investors from rushing to Treasurys. last_img read more

Juan Mata admits Man United players reeling from Champions League failure

first_img1 Juan Mata admits Manchester United go into their rearranged final Premier League game with a bad taste in their mouths after missing out on a top four spot.United needed neighbours City to lose their last game at Swansea on Sunday to have any hope of claiming a spot in the Champions League.But City drew 1-1 at the Liberty Stadium meaning that, barring a improbable 19-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Tuesday, United will have to make do with a place in the Europa LeagueConsequently the Bournemouth clash, which was called off on Sunday because of a bomb scare, now has little riding on it for United.They could still climb above Southampton from sixth to fifth but the players’ attention may already been turning to Saturday’s FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.Midfielder Mata wrote in his blog for manutd.com: “We will have to close the Premier League season on Tuesday. It’s going to be a bittersweet farewell to Old Trafford, now that we know we won’t be playing the Champions League next season.“It leaves us with a bad taste because, even if we enjoyed good moments together throughout the season, we weren’t consistent enough to qualify for the top European competition.“It’s true that we found many difficulties along the way, especially if we talk about injuries (up to 15 players in several weeks, as far as I remember), but Manchester United must be ambitious and always fight for everything.”Events at Old Trafford on Sunday, which saw the stadium evacuated in a full-scale security alert, took attention away from speculation over United manager Louis van Gaal’s future.Van Gaal has been under heavy scrutiny for most of the season and there have been reports his position was dependent on whether United reached the top four or not. It remains to be seen whether Tuesday now proves to be his final game at Old Trafford or whether he continues, or if the FA Cup final may yet have a bearing.Victory for Bournemouth, whose first season in the top flight has been a success, would lift them two places to 14th.Van Gaal may now field a different side from that intended as he prepares for Wembley, but midfielder Marouane Fellaini is suspended.Fans who were at OId Trafford for the original game on Sunday have been offered a refund and free entry to the rescheduled fixture, a gesture that it is estimated will cost the club £3million. Juan Mata in action for Manchester United last_img read more

GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA TO HOLD ITS ANNUAL DINNER DANCE THIS WEEKEND

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 16th February 2014Donegal Ladies Football Congratulations to Club players Doreen McGee who started for the County against Tyrone today and Claire Doherty who was on the bench. Doreen is the first player from our club to play for the County so well done!Scor na nOg Only a couple of weeks to go! It will soon be the big day for our talented team from the the club! Anyone who would like to order tickets for the Scor na nOg National Final in Castlebar on March 1st should contact Grainne the Club Secretary at secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie or 0864650200. Tickets cost €20 each. A bus will be travelling on Saturday 1st March and some places are available but you should book ASAP otherwise they will be gone. Good luck to the kids and their director Patricia Tinney Doherty. Seniors, Minors, Under 21’s and Reserves Hurling & Football training this week, Wednesday 7.30pm and Friday 7.30pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Senior Ladies training every Wednesday at 7.30 in Buncrana Youth Club. New members always welcome. Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pm Friday Crana CollegeU8 Football 4-5pm Saturday Buncrana Youth ClubU8 Hurling 5-6pm Saturday Buncrana Youth ClubU10 Football 6-7pm Friday Buncrana Youth ClubU10/U12 Hurling 7-8pm Wednesday Crana CollegeU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday Scarvey U14 Football 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Friday ScarveyU14 Hurling 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday ScarveyU12/U14/U16 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyMembership registration Important information for parents and children intending to play for the Club. If you or your child is a player/coach it is of upmost importance that you are registered for insurance purposes. If you are not a playing member but wish to be considered for Donegal tickets throughout the season you must be registered by March.NB:- Membership does not guarantee match tickets and only adult members can be considered for ticket allocation. Please see our Facebook page, Website and notices in The Clubhouse for membership fees, or contact secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie if you have any further queries or contact Claire (0863340965) or Grainne (0864650200).A hurling foundation course will take place on Friday, 21st and Saturday, 22nd February in McCumhaill Park. If you are over 18 and interested in taking part in this Course, please email Club Secretary on secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ieGAA Dinner Dance Takes place on Saturday night. Don’t mind the New Year diets and resolutions, get out and enjoy yourselves! Remember, the real training and games will be starting soon so enjoy yourselves while you can! Time to start saving for one last big night out before Lent…it’s the Club Annual Dinner Dance. Tickets on sale now, contact any committee member. Dancing to Off the Rails, eating to you’re fit to bust and drinking in moderation, if at all! Set the date in your diary, Saturday 22nd February in the Inishowen Gateway.Eamon McMenamin Fundraisers The Club is hosting a Coffee Morning in memory of Eamon McMenamin on Friday 28th February from 10am-2pm in O’Flahertys bar. All money raised will go towards the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny General Hospital. Please note that the Coffee Morning is on the same day as the quiz organised by the McLaughlin family in the Malin Hotel later that night, 9pm startt. It would be a nice way to mark Eamon’s passing if you could call into O’Flaherty’s that morning and have a wee coffee in his memory.Buncrana GAA Lotto Members of the club would like to thank Angela and Brendan Ryan for collecting the lotto last Saturday night. All patrons are asked to support the Lotto next Saturday night. We will ensure to have a full report on the Lotto from next week onwards.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA TO HOLD ITS ANNUAL DINNER DANCE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: February 16th, 2014 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more

Wayne Rooney gives surprise response when asked to settle Messi vs Ronaldo debate

first_img 2 targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 FAREWELL Wayne Rooney believes Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time, not Cristiano Ronaldo.The 32-year-old played alongside CR7 for five years at Manchester United, but stated that he was simply not quite as good as the man they both faced in the 2009 Champions League final. silverware deals RANKED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND boost Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “Messi a bit of everything – you see him scoring goals from playing probably a deep midfield role at times, and where I’m probably still walking on the pitch he’s scoring.“So he is probably the best,” Rooney concluded. The English veteran, now playing in MLS with DC United, stood firm by his decision when comparing the Argentinian and Portuguese superstars.“Ronaldo has gone from a winger to a striker and a goalscorer,” he continued.“Rather than taking players on all the time, he has gone more one or two touch, getting in the box and scoring goals. Latest Manchester United News Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested gameday cracker REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Rooney also suffered a second defeat to Messi’s Barcelona in the 2011 final, explaining: “In both games [finals], if we had been against any other team but Barcelona you would have fancied us to win.“In my eyes they are the best team ever and Messi is the best player ever.“What he gets to do is incredible. Messi has just got a bit of everything.”last_img read more

BOXING: BRAVE McLAUGHLIN FALLS JUST SHORT IN ELITE FINAL CLASH WITH NOLAN

first_imgILLIES Golden Gloves boxer Willie McLaughlin just fell short of an elite Irish title at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.Champion Adam Nolan retained his title in the 69kg category.Nolan was ahead 7-3 after the first round, to boos from the Donegal contingent in the crowd who believed McLaughlin had pointed better. The Inishowen man was under the cosh in the second round and was behind 16-5 at the second round, again the crowd wasn’t happy with that either.McLaughlin came out fighting in the third round knowing he needed a knock-out to win the title and he put in a storming performance.He landed some cracking shots on Nolan in a superb round and with 40 seconds to go McLaughlin had Nolan bouncing off the ropes.The Leinster man clinged on to win but the 23-12 scoreline seemed much wider than most fans thought. There were boos from the Donegal crowd – there was a feeling that there was no way the Olympian Nolan had won by that margin.Nolan paid tribute to McLaughlin afterwards describing him as a great champion. BOXING: BRAVE McLAUGHLIN FALLS JUST SHORT IN ELITE FINAL CLASH WITH NOLAN was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 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:boxingBOXING: McLAUGHLIN FALLS JUST SHORT IN ELITE FINAL CLASH WITH NOLANbuncranadonegal daily sportlast_img read more

Heath center helps out kids

first_imgNEWHALL – Children in need of physicals, immunizations and preventive care can get treatment at a new health center inside Newhall Elementary School. The Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, a nonprofit organization that focuses on health care services for those with little or no insurance, opened for business at the school Thursday. This is the third clinic for the nonprofit that began serving the Santa Clarita area 20 years ago. The center brings health care services to the heart of an area where many live without medical insurance, said Cheryl Laymon, executive director of the center. Laymon said that in addition to low income, location plays a significant role with access to health care. Many without transportation avoid visits to the doctor simply because they can’t get there. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “If it’s hard to do and if there’s limited income, people will put their health care last,” she said. The facility was able to open through a grant and for now only includes services for children under 18. Laymon said they hope to serve adults in the future. The center now sits inside two rooms in the elementary school that were once used as a Healthy Start clinic. The federally funded program offered physicals and health screenings to children and is more common in low socioeconomic neighborhoods. But when funding ran out, the clinic closed, said Newhall Superintendent Marc Winger. The new clinic now resides at the school rent-free. The entrance is not inside the school where students are, but instead in a room that faces Ninth Street. “What we’re doing is bringing it into the neighborhood for people,” Winger said. “That’s what it’s all about.” The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Hours are expected to expand in the future to Saturdays and evenings. Some services at the facility are free based on income and family situation. However, it’s not a free clinic and patients pay what they can afford. Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bulls present trophy to sponsors

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff Bulls baseball team paid tribute to its sponsoring organization, American Legion Post 167, prior to Friday evening’s match up against the Chico Suns Red team.The 16U team won the All World Father’s Day Classic in Elk Grove over the weekend and Friday Nolan Stacy presented the trophy from the tournament to Legionnaire Joe Gomez.Gomez was joined by Legionnaires Doug England and Bill Peterson and the trio presented the colors prior to the national anthem being played.E …last_img