Silva: “From Madrid I would sign Sergio Ramos, he is a leader”

first_imgHow UEFA sanctions influence: “I have responded to that now in Spanish. It is not up to us, we have to focus on playing. The club is busy. We have nothing to do with it.”The key of the City for the Bernabéu: “If I tell you, then we cannot do it. Continue as in recent years, aggressive in attack, have possession, control the game …”.The costume reaction after the draw: “Normal. We know that the Champions League is difficult and all the teams are here because they deserve it, so it was normal.”The level of the Premier and the League: “They are different. It is clear that in the Premier there are many teams that can win it, in Spain maybe there is less. Every game outside, if you are not one hundred percent, they can beat you, even if they do not play well, in any ball stopped or action, and in Spain I see that a little more difficult. “Thorn nailed for not signing for Madrid: “No, my career has been something I did not think when I started and I think it has gone perfectly, both in the first teams, Celta, Valencia and Eibar, as now in the City, being out of my country, adapting and winning a lot of things in a team that I hadn’t won in a long time. I can’t complain and I’m very happy with everything that has happened. “ twenty-one The role of Bravo: “That question is better for him. The partners are here to support him as much he plays as when he doesn’t.” Key night: “They are very important matches, tomorrow is a big day. We want to win the Champions League and any match, against Madrid or against anyone, is very important.”Bernabéu factor: “Always playing around at home is better because we are with our people and we know the first leg, but for that we need to make a good game and get a good result first.”Which Madrid player would sign: “I am not going to get wet because there are many, and many teammates with whom I have shared many things. I am going to tell Sergio (Ramos) a little because I have known him for a long time, he is a leader and we could use him” .The position in the Premier and the UEFA penalty: “We have to be aware of ours, to play. It is an incentive to play against Madrid in the Champions League. We have won the Premier two years in a row, which is very difficult. This year Liverpool is intractable, so we have to focus more in other competitions. “ Win the Champions: “It’s very important, not only this season, but all of them. We want to win this competition and we haven’t done it yet. They are very important matches.”last_img read more

San Beda targets Final 4 bonus

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra ends SMB Grand Slam dream Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Defending champion San Beda shoots for the second twice-to-beat bonus when it clashes with Arellano University on Thursday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Cañete exploded for a season-high 27 points to lead the Chiefs past the Generals and Codiñera is hoping for more of the same from the power forward.“He has to be aggressive,” said Codiñera.The Lions are actually gunning for a 12th straight victory that will put them closer to the Pirates. But while the Lions overcame Jose Rizal U, 65-60, last Friday, coach Boyet Fernandez remains concerned over his team’s turnover total in the last two games.“We have to learn to take good care of our basketball so that one way or another we’ll have a good chance to be consistent in our game,” said Fernandez, whose team has committed 50 turnovers in the last two games.Bottom teams St. Benilde and Mapua clash at 2 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Holding a 12-1 record, the Red Lions can become the second team after Lyceum that will be armed with an advantage in the Final Four with a victory in the 4 p.m. clash.After disputing the title last season, both San Beda and Arellano have gone on opposite directions this season with the Chiefs in the lower half of the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith a 5-8 record, the Chiefs are in danger of missing out on the Final Four for the first time in three seasons.But Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera hopes his team was able to gather momentum from the 84-79 conquest of Emilio Aguinaldo College last Friday.last_img read more

Africa, EU Lag in ATT Implementation

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that African leaders and their European counterparts are not doing much about implementing the Arms Trade Treaty, (ATT) since its adoption by the United Nations (UN).Speaking at the opening of the 4th Europe-Africa Summit in Brussels, Belgium, President Sirleaf said that though the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty is a giant achievement, both the EU and Africa are lagging in the robust implementation of the treaty; that, she said, calls for more effective EU-Africa cooperation to achieve the objective of the treaty.The Liberian leader was speaking as one of 54 African and 28 European leaders attending the two-day summit on Arms Trade.According to a dispatch from the Belgium and European Union (EU) Capital, Brussels, during the working session on peace and security, the Liberian leader used the opportunity to call for more robust, honest, and concerted efforts to stop the proliferation of small arms in Africa—a situation that the Arms Trade Treaty will definitely address upon coming into force.The 193-members UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the ATT in New York, about a year ago. The treaty aims to regulate the $85 billion arms-industry and to keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers and criminals. It also aims to set a standards for all cross-border transfers of conventional weapons ranging from small firearms to tanks and attack helicopters.The Liberian leader emphasized that while conflict resolution efforts are worth commending, both the EU and Africa need to focus more attention on conflict prevention, highlighting the Liberian experience during its years of crisis and the huge negative toll it had on the society.President Sirleaf also spoke about unemployment as a challenge on both continents; urging that youth unemployment be put on the front burner. “Youth unemployment is a threat to peace and security, especially in states that are post-conflict fragile,” she pointed out.She said the sub-region is very grateful for the initiatives of the regional institutions, ECOWAS and the African Union, supported by the European Union and the United Nations to restore constitutional order in several African countries as “conflict in one country is conflict in all; conversely peace in one country engenders peace in all.”Meanwhile when entered into force, the ATT would create binding requirements for states to review cross-border contracts, to ensure that weapons will not be used in human rights abuses, terrorism, violations of humanitarian law, or organized crime.It took a major step forward on its eventual entry into force on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, as 18 countries, including five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters, delivered proof of its ratification to the UN.The treaty will enter into force once 50 countries have presented proof of ratification to the United Nations. With the latest 18 countries, there are now 31 ratifications out of 118 signatories, or 19 short of the number needed for the treaty to take effect.Also speaking at the summit, Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is the current president of the African Union, (AU) stressed the need for reinforcing the economic and commercial cooperation between the two continents, while calling for more coordination in the security field, notably in the region of the Sahel so to reduce terrorist threat.UN Secretary General Ban Kin Moon, for his part, said that Europe and Africa share proximity and history,” Mr. Ban said, “ideas and ideals, trade and technology,” adding, “You are tied together by the ebb and flow of people.The UN Boss noted that migration presents policy challenges, but also represents an opportunity to enhance human development. Promote decent work and strengthen collaboration.He urged both continents to stay true to universal values and not to succumb to opportunists who seek to divide societies and exploit fears for political gain. “Across the range of challenges, solidarity must be our guide. Let us draw on the collective force of the people of Africa, Europe and the world–and build a life of dignity for all.”The European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy noted that as the theme “Investing in people, prosperity, and peace” suggests, it relates to people’s everyday concerns – safety and security, job prospects, and their future, as families and individuals.“All should be able to live free from fear and all should share the possibility of prospering where they live,” he emphasized, warning that it is now for leaders to signal the strategic direction for the partnership, to set priorities for the future, and to confirm its commitment to delivering them.President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barraso, reiterated that the EU partnership with Africa is a partnership based on mutual respect and a partnership of equals. “Our partnership with Africa, like with any other partner, is constructed as a bridge and not as a barrier to more global cooperation. For us the era of spheres of influence should be over. We need to replace it by wider circles of convergence,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local roller derby girls preparing for five new bouts

first_imgBout number one will be held May 11 on the road, taking on Grimshaw.Following the season opener versus Grimshaw, the girls will battle against Prince George May 25, once again on the road, followed by their first home game, welcoming Quesnel on June 15.The roller girls will then hit the road once again on June 19, when they conclude the home-and-home series with Quesnel.- Advertisement -After the home-and-home series, the team will compete on their home track, taking on their season opening foes, Grimshaw. The rematch versus Grimshaw will go down on August 11.According to the team’s Facebook page, the squad is shaping up nicely, and is looking forward to strapping on the roller skates versus their foes from Grimshaw.last_img read more

Bash to highlight anniversary

first_imgThe anniversary will include events for each month of 2008. According to City Manager Charles Fuentes, some existing events will be incorporated into the larger celebration. “Some of our events will be `branded’ with the 50th anniversary,” Fuentes said. Other existing events will be enlarged or combined for the year to create larger celebrations. New events have also been planned to commemorate the anniversary. Among these are a day of history at Pio Pico Mansion in January, a health fair in September at the San Gabriel River Spreading Grounds, an anniversary parade to coincide with Veterans Day in November and a 50th anniversary ball to end the year in December. A yearlong birthday party for the city of Pico Rivera will include carnivals, movie premieres, art exhibits and a black-tie soiree for residents. The city unveiled plans on Tuesday to celebrate the anniversary of the city’s incorporation in 1958. Celebrations will occur throughout 2008 to recognize and honor Pico Rivera’s history. “This is something I think is going to be great to unite our community,” said Mayor Ron Beilke. Information about the city’s heritage will also be incorporated into school curriculum, and students will be able to participate in art and essay contests throughout the year. In addition, each household and business in the city will be given a DVD that chronicles the history of the city, with interactive features to be used on a computer. According to Bob Spencer, senior manager of public information, the city has budgeted $150,000 in special funds to finance the yearlong bash. Spencer said the city will also rely on corporate sponsorship to ease the burden of paying for the festivities. He said businesses approached so far have been open to sponsoring the anniversary. “The response so far to the opportunities we’ve presented, the response has been more than favorable,” Spencer said. Local businesses will be asked to sponsor either the 50th anniversary as a whole, or to sponsor specific events. Sponsorship benefits include listing on posters and schedules, recognition on the city Web site and on the City Hall lobby’s recognition board and in other ways throughout the year. Businesses can choose to become bronze, silver, gold or platinum partners. A bronze partnership begins at $1,000 and includes a recognition plaque for the sponsor and a listing on a 50th anniversary banner. Partners at each level will enjoy further benefits, like VIP tickets to some events, bulletin announcements on the city’s public channel, CTV3, and more. Platinum partners who donate $25,000 or more will earn naming rights for premier events. Many details of the celebration are still to be decided. Events may be added to the current schedule. Even the name of the anniversary celebrations, “Fifty Years of Pride and Progress,” is still up for debate. “I would prefer something more homey,” Beilke said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgThey have faces to melt the meanest heart.But that didnt stop someone from dumping these two little pups at the side of the road between Cranford and Carrigart.Thankfully someone with a kind heart found them, called Gardai in Milford and thanks to them they were taken in by a vet to be checked. Donegal Pet Rescue now have the adorable pups.“We estimate that are between 7-9 weeks old.. They are in quite good health but were thin and had worms,” said a DPR spokesman.If anyone has any information on who owns these pups please call our helpline on 0862222006 or email  CRUEL! HOW COULD ANYONE DUMP THESE POOR PUPPIES AT THE SIDE OF A ROAD? was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:CranfordDonegal Pet RescueDPRdumpedMilfordpuppieslast_img read more


first_imgThe Swilly Seals had eight young swimmers compete in the Templemore minor meet in Lisburn on Saturday 19th March. This meet saw the top Ulster swimmers aged twelve and under compete across the four strokes in three distances.Sean Pascaul won Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke and Silver in the 50m Freestyle. He also placed 4th in the 100m Breaststroke.Brian Sukevics placed lifted Bronze in the 25m Freestyle and 25 Backstroke.Molly Nulty won Bronze in the 100m Backstroke, Silver in the 100m Individual Medley and lifted a further two Golds in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke.Oran Nulty placed 4th in the 100m Individual Medley and won Silver in the 25m Breaststroke.Johnny Lambe took two Bronze Medals in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly and placed 4th in the 50m Backstroke.Cody Dunnion won Silver in the 50m Butterfly and 100m Breaststroke and went on to win Gold in the 50m Breaststroke.Noah du Plessis had a busy day swimming eight events and lifted Bronze in the 25m Breaststroke and 25m Freestyle.Isabel du Plessis had a busy day lined up but only managed one swim as a viral infection took hold, however she did manage to place 4th in the 50m Freestyle.A massive well done to all swimmers on their achievements in such a high level of competition.This weekend the Swilly Seals are hosting the Swim Ulster P.T.L time trial where swimmers will be hopeful of qualifying for a place on the North Ulster team who will take on the South Ulster team in April. Warm up starts at 6pm.DELIGHT AS SWILLY SEAL SEAN PASCAUL WINS SILVER MEDAL IN 50M FREESTYLE was last modified: March 14th, 2016 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:SportSwilly SealsSWIMMINGlast_img read more

Marseille and Inter Milan meet at Griffin Park

first_imgTwo of Europe’s biggest clubs go head-to-head in the second semi-final of the NextGen Series at Brentford’s Griffin Park on Wednesday night.The academy sides of Inter Milan and Marseille are competing for a place in the final of a new tournament which has been dubbed ‘the Champions League of youth football’.Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for under 16s.Sixteen of the continent’s top clubs took part in the group phase which began back in August, with Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur representing England.Of those clubs, Liverpool went the furthest, getting knocked out in the first semi-final by Ajax.The winners of tonight’s game will face the Dutch team in Sunday’s final at Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road ground.last_img read more

Scuba-diving South Africa

first_imgThe mecca of South African divers is Sodwana Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal, where extensive tropical reefs lie parallel to the shore. RELATED ARTICLES • The adventure starts here • Garden Route’s new national park • Spoilt for adventure choice • Big fish, big teeth, big bucks • Sharkspotting keeps seas safeFiona McIntoshSouth Africa is underrated as a diving destination. Sure, cage diving off Gansbaai is an international crowd puller, and KwaZulu-Natal province’s Protea Banks is on the map of any diver serious about scuba diving with sharks.But there is so much more, a wealth and variety of marine life in the reefs along the country’s coastline. That said, diving in South Africa is not for the faint-hearted. The water can be cold, the visibility poor, the launches wild and the currents fast. But on a good day diving here is as good as it gets. So go on – take the plunge.The mecca of South African divers is Sodwana Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The warm waters brought down by the Mozambique Current favour coral development, and extensive tropical reefs lie parallel to the shore. These are unimaginatively named for their distance from the launch site at Jesser Point – Quarter-Mile, Two-Mile, Five-Mile, Seven-Mile and Nine-Mile.This is where most local divers do their first open-water dives, so there’s a multitude of resident dive schools. If you’ve never dived the KwaZulu-Natal coast expect a fairly hair-raising first boat trip. After you’ve pushed the rigid inflatable boat into the shallows it’s all aboard, life jackets on and feet in the straps ready for an exciting ride through the surf.You can spend hours searching for unusual specimens such as leaf fish and tiny crustaceans on Stringer Reef, admiring the beautiful table corals and shoals of flame goatfish at Coral Gardens or photographing the wonderful rock and coral topography of Arches.Anton’s Reef is known for its dense shoals of fish while pregnant ragged-tooth sharks often descend on Quarter Mile between May and December, so you can literally sit on the sand and watch these magnificent creatures cruise overhead.The further reefs are even more spectacular. At Seven-Mile you’ll see dense, colourful shoals of snapper and baitfish, and at Nine-Mile dramatic green tree coral and resident potato and brindle bass.When conditions are right, “Breaking Waters” on Nine-Mile is outstanding – you shoot over the shallow reef, though caves and pitch-black tunnels until you see a shaft of light that you fin up to. Keep your eyes peeled for the smaller treasures which the dive masters love to locate – beautiful paperfish, frogfish and nudibranchs. You’ll often see dolphins surfing in the backline on the way to these sites, and more than once we’ve seen whale sharks and manta rays.There are some specialised courses on offer, including Gypsea Centre’s whale shark programme where you learn about the habits of these gentle giants then head out to sea guided by a spotter plane to snorkel with them. Then there’s Reefteach’s environmental specialties course and Sodwana Bay Lodge’s photographic courses.Further up the coast Rocktail Bay Dive Centre and Thonga Beach Lodge are the only concession holders on a long and pristine section of reef, so they are able to offer boutique diving at its best.The second most popular dive venue is Aliwal Shoal, five kilometres off Umkomaas. The shoal is famous for its fast drift dives, awesome topography, colourful tropical fish, beautiful corals and ragged tooth sharks. There are also two great shipwrecks, the Produce and the Nebo, where the stars are turtles and big game fish.My favourite site is the appropriately named Cathedral, with its magnificent arch and ledges under which all manner of tiny critters hide. Between July and November Cathedral is a popular hangout for ragged tooth sharks, so watch for beady eyes in the shadows.If you want a really close encounter with sharks join African Watersports on one of their specialised, baited tiger shark dives. Drifting along eyeballing tiger and black-tip sharks is an amazing, almost surreal experience.Protea Banks is for serious adrenalin junkies and advanced divers only. This rocky reef, eight kilometres off the coast at Shelley Beach, has wonderful arches, caves and pinnacles to explore as well as pretty corals and fish life.But it’s the sharks that most divers come to see. In winter scores of ragged tooth sharks lurk under the overhangs, while Zambezi sharks are regular visitors between October and May, tigers between April and November, and hammerheads are usually in the area in November and December. Of course, like any animal encounter, it’s hit and miss – particularly as the strong current means viewing is at speed.The Sardine Run is a major marine attraction all along the south coast during June and July, when visiting dive charters join with local dive schools and operators offering surface viewing for non-divers.The event, cleverly marketed as the Greatest Shoal on Earth, is a spectacle of diving gannets, leaping dolphins and big predators chasing and munching the oily, silver slicks of sardines that move into the shallow waters at this time. If you’re lucky you might be in the water to experience a baitball, a pocket of sardines rounded up by predators into a clustered group near the surface and then greedily devoured. But be careful out there!The Western Cape coastline offers a range of dive options from wrecks to kelp forests, seals to tiny nudibranchs, many accessible as shore dives.The water on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula is warmer, and dives on the beautiful boulders reveal wonderful small critters that have macro-photographers snapping away until their lips turn blue. The most famous sites are probably the Smits wrecks, which lie in the picturesque Smitswinkel Bay just outside the Cape Point Reserve. Five vessels, two navy frigates, the SAS Transvaal and SAS Good Hope, a diamond dredger, the Rockeater, and two fishing trawlers the Princess Elizabeth and the Oratava, were scuttled in the 1970s to form artificial reefs covered with psychedelic soft corals, sponges and gorgonian fans.On the Atlantic side Coral Gardens and Justin’s Caves – underwater wonderlands of bright corals – are great shore dives when conditions are right, while the wreck of the Maori and Vulcan Rock are popular boat dives from Hout Bay.Diving operators African Watersports Blue Wilderness Safaris Aliwal Dive Centre African Dive Adventures Bubble Blowers Dive Action Orca Industries Pisces Divers Triton Dive ChartersReefteachGypsea Centrelast_img read more

Ride and Drive Event at the Covington Apple Farm Service

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The MANI-TOUR is coming to Apple Farm Service’s Covington location on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The MANI-TOUR is a ride and drive event featuring the latest agricultural handling solutions from Manitou and Gehl, including telehandlers, skid loaders, articulated loaders and track loaders. Join us anytime from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for an open house, lunch and plenty of opportunities to get behind the wheel and try out the equipment yourself.“We’re excited to bring back the Mani-Tour,” said Bill Apple, president of Apple Farm Service. “This will be the third year we’ve hosted this event. We’ve been a Gehl dealership since our origins in 1956, and one of the first Manitou dealerships in the area. However, we find that a vast amount of operators in the area don’t understand the full versatility of these machines. The Mani-Tour is a great opportunity for any operator, farmer, or contractor to try out these efficient machines.”The MANI-TOUR includes a range of Manitou MLT telescopic loaders and attachments. These multi-taskers can reach up to 31 feet 7 inches with maximum lift capacities ranging from 4,400 to 13,000 pounds. Manitou MLT telescopic loaders take digging, lifting, hauling and loading applications to the next level with features catered specifically to the agriculture industry. In addition, Manitou offers a full spectrum of attachments designed for ultimate efficiency on the farm, including attachments for hay handling, manure scraping, animal feeding and sweeping.The MANI-TOUR also provides an opportunity to ride and drive the latest Gehl skid, track and articulated loaders. These compact loaders are a must-have for jobs that require high performance and maximum versatility. Rated operating capacities for Gehl skid loaders range up to 4,200 pounds, and the IdealTrax automatic track tensioning system on Gehl track loaders is an exclusive feature that saves on time and maintenance.“We are thrilled to bring the MANI-TOUR to Apple Farm Service,” said Lou D’Alesio, fleet and key account specialist, Manitou Group. “This event provides a great opportunity to meet directly with Manitou and Gehl representative and demo a variety of telescopic loaders, skid and track loaders, articulated loaders, and attachments.”The MANI-TOUR is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Apple Farm Service’s Covington location at 10120 W. Versailles Rd. in Covington. The events run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and includes an open house, free lunch, prize giveaways, and coupons for up to $1,500 off their next Manitou purchase. For more information about the MANI-TOUR or Apple Farm Service, visit or call 937-526-4851.last_img read more