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Cassano: “Madrid is my biggest regret”

first_imgCassano arrived at Real Madrid in January 2006 from Roma and stayed with Madrid until the summer of 2007, when he returned to Italy to sign for Sampdoria.His Madrid stage ended with 29 games, four goals, and a Spanish League.Cassano: “Cristiano is manufactured talent; Messi will never be seen again in life”Cassano, who played a season and a half at Real Madrid, has no doubts in the comparison between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, assuring that the Portuguese is “a manufactured talent” and the Argentine is a player that “we will never see again in life “, a” Federer, Jordan or Maradona “. “Cristiano Ronaldo is a manufactured talentYou also notice it on social networks where you see him doing sit-ups with his children. There is a lot of talk about him, less about Messi. But in soccer they are two completely different things. CR7 is very strong, but has built talent“He indicated in an interview with Sky Sports that Europa Press collects.“Messi, on the other hand, is Federer, Jordan, Maradona, something we will never see again in life, he has immense talent as a gift from nature. I often hear that Messi played with phenomena in Barcelona. I only remember Xavi and Iniesta, then at the beginning there was also Ronaldinho. But Messi also made players like Pedro, Dani Alves, Mascherano and others become champions.“he stressed.“He made many players grow with his talent. Ronaldo’s objective is to score goals, he does not give a damn about the team or the assists. Messi, on the other hand, makes you grow the whole team and he is my idol, “he added about the ’10’ of Barça, who gave his name to his second son born seven years ago. The former Italian player Antonio Cassano He assured this Wednesday that the biggest remorse of his career is “not having taken the opportunity to play for Real Madrid”, in which he spent a year and a half between 2006 and 2007, and acknowledged that it is his fault if he did not succeed in the Madrid team.“My great regret is not having taken the opportunity to play with 23 years at Real Madrid, the greatest team in history, with the best players in the world, such as (the French, Zinedine) Zidane, (the Brazilian) Ronaldo (Nazario) and the others, “Cassano said in an interview on Italian television” Sky Sport ” .“In Madrid I could play a spot in eleven with (Brazilian Robson de Souza) Robinho, and I also replaced (the Portuguese Luis) Figo and (English Michael) Owen. That means I was one of the best, but I did a lot of ‘disasters’, “he acknowledged.After scoring in his Copa del Rey debut against Real Betis, Cassano accumulated 17 games in his first six months in Madrid, but lost prominence the following year due to altercations with his compatriot coach Fabio Capello.“In athletic training I lost 16 kilos and scored two goals in the first three games, but then I was left out of the team. I lost my mind and when you disrespect Capello, he leaves you out. Then he gave me another chance, he did a lot for me and I did little for him, “he admitted.last_img read more

Carifta homecoming! – Swimmers, track and field athletes lauded for achievements at regional championships

first_img “I was really passionate. I was there with you in spirit, and I just want to say the Carifta Games has been our stamping ground over the last 45 years so it is not surprising that we dominated the competition, equalling last year’s medal haul in the process,” Grange underlined of the track and field stars. In lauding the swimmers, she said: “You have done exceptionally well. You have come back from Martinique with 25 medals and you have made us exceptionally proud.” Jamaica hold the record for the most medals at the track and field championships, 88 overall. The record-breakers on the track and field team were Zico Campbell (U18 boys’ shot put), Warren Barrett Jr. (U20 boys’ shot put), female Under-20 400m hurdler, Shannon Kalawan, who replaced a 13-year-old record, Shian Salmon (U18 400m hurdles) and the boys’ Under-18 4×100 metres relay team of Michael Stephens, Christopher Taylor, Jhevaughn Matherson and Dejour Russell. “We feel really excited,” said head coach Reynaldo Walcott. “To be fair, it was a conservative effort; we have to ensure the safety of our athletes first and foremost, so we feel good team Jamaica did well, and I’d like to just encourage the kids to keep doing their best.” In the pool, Keanan Dols set a new 15-17 age group record of 2:07.80 minutes in the 15-17 boys’ 200-metre individual medley. In the preliminaries of the event, he lowered the 2004 record of 2:08.15 by Barbadian Olympian Bradley Ally. Emily McDonald broke Olympian Alia Atkinson’s 50m freestyle record (28.23) with a time of 28.15 seconds. The swimmers, who were experiencing financial challenges, received a $1 million boost from the Sports Development Foundation. ASAJ president, Handel Lamey, thanked the minister, sponsors, parents, stakeholders and the supporters on behalf of his team. “On behalf of the swimming fraternity, aquatics in Jamaica, we would like to say a big thank you and continue to support us,” said Daley. The sports minister said celebrations would soon be announced for both teams. Jamaica’s junior athletes in swimming and track and field were recognised for their achievements at the Carifta Championships at a function hosted by Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange at the Norman Manley International Airport’s VIP Lounge. Jamaica won 86 medals – 42 gold, 28 silver and 16 bronze – at the Carifta Games in St Georges, Grenada. The total accumulated by the team of 80 boys and girls was the second highest number won by Jamaica at the regional showpiece. This year 20 swimmers swept 25 medals – eight gold, nine silver and eight bronze. The team also had 12 other swimmers making finals along, with 25 personal bests. MEDAL HAULlast_img read more

Huskies raise over $1,000 for Fort St John Hospital Foundation during special game on Saturday

first_imgAccording to Sabrina Trobak, of the Fort St. John Huskies, they were able to raise a total of $1,060.75 for the Hospital Foundation. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies held their Men’s Health and Teddy Bear Toss game on Saturday, November 30, at the North Peace Arena. The Huskies had won Saturday night’s game with a score of 7-4 over the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks. Advertisement This special game was in support of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation and the Fort St. John Salvation Army. center_img For the Teddy Bear Toss, which was taken over from the Fort St. John Senior Flyers, Trobak says the Huskies were able to donate 94 Teddy Bears to the Salvation Army. – Advertisement -The money was raised through the gate admission, 50/50 draw, various games, and beverage sales from Mighty Peace Brewing.last_img read more

Gym work pays off for Lee

first_imgLANCASTER – Jennifer Lee spent a significant portion of her summer in Antelope Valley College’ gym refining basketball skills she did not know she would get a chance to put to use. After riding the bench most of her freshman year on AVC’s women’s team, Lee had every reason to be discouraged. The former Palmdale High 3-point shooting specialist kept on AVC coach John Taylor to allow her to use the gym, where she spent hours practicing her shooting and doing ballhandling drills by herself around cones. “She was a pest,” Taylor said, “but a good pest.” Lee’s efforts have paid big dividends for her and the Marauders. Injuries to several players opened up a starting position at shooting guard, and Lee has taken advantage. On Saturday, she scored a career-high 18 points and added seven assists in a 71-42 Foothill Conference victory over San Bernardino Valley. After seeing just 15-20 minutes of playing all of last season in the Marauders’ state semifinal run, she has become the team’s feel-good story of this year. “This is one of the hardest working kids I’ve ever coached, and I couldn’t be happier about the success she’s having,” Taylor said. “She’s one of reasons why I stay in coaching.” Lee also is a big reason defending conference champion AVC (15-7 overall, 5-0 Foothill) is on course to defend its title. The Marauders look to complete the first round of conference play unbeaten when they play Barstow today at 5 p.m. “She was a big part of our success last season, too, and I’m not sure she even realizes it,” Taylor said. “She never complained, and she never even thought about quitting. She just went out and outworked everybody.” An excellent all-around athlete, Lee was a second-team all-conference women’s volleyball selection as a libero in first year of eligibility at AVC last fall. “She might be one of our best athletes and she could still have a future in basketball,” Taylor said. Redshirt: Injured sophomore guard/forward Rebecca Maessen, who has been sidelined all season with foot injury, received medical clearance to start jogging, but her status with AVC remains questionable. Maessen, a former Netherlands national team star who transferred to AVC from Trinity Valley College (Athens, Texas), has already accepted a scholarship offer from UC Irvine. A decision on her status is expected within a few days, Taylor said. “Odds are she’s probably going to redshirt,” Taylor said. “At this point, it’s hard to justify just playing 10 games for us.” Losing streak: The men’s basketball team (9-14, 2-4) reached new lows in an 84-49 loss Saturday to San Bernardino Valley. AVC lost its fourth consecutive conference game for the first time in coach Newton Chelette’s 17 years in charge. It was the most lopsided loss a Chelette-coached AVC team has experienced. Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want 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

DONEGAL KNITTERS SOUGHT FOR COMMEMORATION OF WOMEN WHO DIED IN MATERNITY SERVICES

first_imgDonegal knitters are being sought to participate in a project commemorating women who’ve died under the care of maternity services at hospitals throughout the island of Ireland.They include eight women deemed to have suffered death through medical misadventure since 2006 while under maternity service care: Jennifer Crean, Evelyn Flanagan, Savita Halappanavar, Nora Hyland, Dhara Kivlehan, Tania McCabe, Bimbo Onanuga, and Sally Rowlette.Also commemorated will be women who’ve lost their lives in maternity services but who were either not accorded an inquest or whose inquest returned an open verdict. “At some point our services broke down irretrievably and what should have been avoidable maternity death became unavoidable,” said Jo Murphy-Lawless of Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, an organiser of the event.The knitted commemorative wall hanging will include 9 x 30cm. squares for each of the women named above as well as a border made of elephants, “those natural midwives that form a circle around the labouring cow to protect and support her,” Ms. Murphy-Lawless said.Anyone who wishes to help with any aspect of this project is asked to contact Jo Murphy-Lawless at jlawless@tcd.ie or Julika Hudson at hudsonj@tcd.ie.DONEGAL KNITTERS SOUGHT FOR COMMEMORATION OF WOMEN WHO DIED IN MATERNITY SERVICES was last modified: March 26th, 2015 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)last_img read more

The earliest Premier League title wins ever revealed and ranked

first_img =7. Leicester City completed their miracle season by winning the 2015/16 title with two matches left =14. Manchester United won the 2010/11 title in their penultimate game of the season =18. Manchester City won the 2011/12 title on the final day =7. Arsenal won their first Premier League title in 1997/98 with two games to spare =18. Manchester United won the 1995/96 title on the final day 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 =14. Arsenal won the 2001/02 title in their penultimate game of the season 24 24 =18. Manchester United won the 2007/08 title on the final day =7. Manchester United won the 1996/97 title with two games to play 24 =7. Manchester United won the 1993/94 title with two games remaining 24 24 =18. Chelsea won the 2009/10 title on the final day 24 =7. Manchester United won the first ever Premier League title in 1992/93 with two games to spare 24 24 24 =18. Manchester United won the 1998/99 title on the final day =7. Manchester United won the 2006/07 title with two games of the season remaining Man City have gone 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League table thanks to their win against Man United.It was the club’s 14th consecutive win and they are just so much better than everyone else.Their streak began with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth and they don’t look like stopping. So how early do you think the title can be wrapped up?REVEALED: The 30 biggest football clubs in BritainHere, talkSPORT looks at how early other teams have won the title. 24 =14. Manchester United won the 2008/09 title with one game to spare =7. Chelsea won the second of their Premier League titles in 2005/06 with two games still to play. They did the same in the 2016/17 season 24 24 =14. Manchester United won the 2002/03 title with one game left to play 24 =5. Chelsea won the 2014/15 title with three matches left to play =18. Manchester City won the 2013/14 title on the final day =18. Blackburn Rovers won the 1994/95 title on the final day 24 24 =5. Chelsea won their first Premier League title in the 2004/05 season with three games to spare =2. Arsenal’s Invincibles won the 2003/04 title with four matches remaining, going undefeated for the entire season 24 =2. Sir Alex Ferguson won the 2012/13 Premier League in his last season as Manchester United manager, doing so with four games still to be played =2. Manchester United were the first team to win the title with four games to spare, doing so in the 1999/00 season 1. Manchester United won the 2000/01 season with five matches still to be played. This remains the earliest ever title win since the start of the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Man pleads guilty to using hammer during burglary at Burt home

first_imgA man has pleaded guilty to a burglary in Burt during which a hammer was produced.The accused, 24-year-old Adam Doherty, pleaded guilty to a number of charges when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court. Doherty, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to burglary on May 16th last year at Lower Moness, Burt.Doherty also pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Linda McCafferty during the incident.Other charges of criminal damage to two cars belonging to Ms McCafferty as well as damage to an exterior door were also put to Doherty. He also pleaded guilty to these.Doherty indicated through his barrister Mr Peter Nolan, instructed by solicitor Rory O’Brien, that he did not want a probation report undertaken.Mr Nolan added that his client wanted the matter dealt with as quickly as possible.The court was told that a victim impact statement would have to be sought from the injured party.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the case until next Tuesday.Man pleads guilty to using hammer during burglary at Burt home was last modified: January 30th, 2019 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:Adam DohertyburglarydonegalHAMMERInishowenlast_img read more

SOCCER: LYIT MAKE IT TO SEMI-FINALS

first_imgLiam Doherty beats his IT Tallaght opponent in Letterkenny IT in teh Quarter Final of the Colleges & Universities Football League Division 1. LyIT went on to win 1-0 with a Paul McVeigh goal, (Photo Paddy Gallagher)Paul McVeigh’s 27th minute goal proved the difference in the CUFL Quarter Final played out on a good surface at Letterkenny IT on Wednesday. Their opponents, IT Tallaght got to the Quarter Final spot having reached 3rd position in the Division 1 South section of the league.The Tallaght men travelled in the hope of at least a draw thinking that the extra time set down for this decider would favour their more experienced side, which included a compliment of League of Ireland players. A concentrated 15 minutes in the opening half saw Tallaght press the Letterkenny defence many times, Peter Doherty and Feargal Harkin in particular can be credited with taking the pressure and eventually creating good set up play for Darragh McDaid in the middle of the park to find Larkin and McVeigh in the front line of attack.Credit must be given to McVeigh in particular who shipped a lot of tackles from Tallaght’s Dan Devine, a member of the CFAI International from last year and a player of considerable ability. Mc Veigh won the battle outright as the afternoon progressed.Lyit: Peter Burke, Michael Kusigbagbe, Feargal Harkin, Peter Doherty, Caolan McDaid, Daire McDaid, Liam Doherty, Darren Gallagher, pau McVeigh, Dean larkin, Anthony Appiah, Keelan McElwaine, Ross Coughlan, Ryan Connolly, Brian McVeigh, Mark McElhinney, Daniel Doherty, Cian Mullighan, Subs used Ryan Connolly, Cian Mulligan, Keelan McElwaine.Tallaght: Darren Brennan, Cranny Ola, Mark O Hagan, Karl Malone, Dan Devine, Eddie Eibno, Ruari Rotane, Abrem Crossai, Rob Meers, Jamie Mulhall, Ian Fowley, Dean Doyle, Ciaran Rafter, Phil Abinasde, SOCCER: LYIT MAKE IT TO SEMI-FINALS was last modified: November 26th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Injunctions curbing gangs said `quick fix’

first_img “This is a violent street gang responsible for crimes over the years ranging from vandalism to murder,” said Vuncanon. “We needed a tool to fight them. The injunction is a great tool because it tells gang members that there are certain crimes that would normally be lawful are now unlawful.” Police say calls for service have gone down dramatically since the injunction. Residents say they feel safer. “It’s way better now,” said Esparanza Navarro, 21, who lives near Chet Holifield Park. “Back then, it was real bad. You couldn’t walk the streets. Now, I see the cops more – especially the gang unit.” Citywide, all crimes but rape decreased slightly in the first six months of 2005, compared with the first six months of 2004, according to arrest reports. However, juvenile crimes have increased this year, according to Couso-Vasquez. UC Irvine and USC researchers found that gang injunctions offer positive short-term results, but are less effective for longer-term remediation, according to a study, “It’s Getting Crazy Out There: Can a Civil Gang Injunction Change a Community?” Released in September, the report focused on the city of San Bernardino. “What we found was that people reported being less intimidated in the streets and less hassled,” said its co-author, Karen Hennigan. “What we didn’t find was any increase in community cohesiveness, such as trusting your neighbors and having a sense of community.” The report recommended that, to prevent things from eventually going back to the way they were, community programs such as job training and education should supplement the injunction. Probation Officer Billy Pope works with gang members in Santa Fe Springs. “Kids need something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to. Gangs can provide that,” he said. “The gang fulfills basic needs of children. But we need to provide that for them instead of gangs, with a collaboration between schools, residents and city officials.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – A year after the city imposed an injunction against its most active gang, crime has decreased and residents say they feel safer. However, some officials and researchers caution that the immediate results of the injunction could be deceptive. The injunction restricts gang members from congregating in the greater Montebello area, particularly the southern portion of the city and Chet Holifield Park. If caught by deputies in those areas, gang members can be served with the injunction and arrested on a misdemeanor charge, which can carry a sentence such as jail time or community service. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We find their turf – where they congregate – and designate it a safe area,” said Montebello Police Department Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez. “If we catch two gang members walking down the street, they are served with the injunction and arrested if they violate that injunction. The feedback I get is that residents feel safer now.” The area designated by the injunction is determined by police and courts and based on crime reports. While gang injunctions are common in Los Angeles, they are unusual in the Whittier area. Montebello is one of the first local cities to impose the restriction, though its popularity is spreading. Hawaiian Gardens, Florence and Compton will soon adopt similar measures. In Montebello, the injunction can be served to gang members who are outside after the 10 p.m. curfew without a legitimate reason and if they are intimidating residents, among other things. So far, about 25 arrests have been made through the injunction, said Montebello police Detective Andy Vuncanon. Those arrests included charges involving narcotics, being outside after curfew and carrying graffiti implements. last_img read more

Delight as Coillte withdraw plans to put road through squirrel habitat

first_imgA Donegal community is celebrating after Coillte agreed to back out of a plan to put a road through a forest which is home to a colony of red squirrels.Locals living close to Lis na Gra woods in Muff on the Inishowen Peninsula had feared the plans would drive away the animals.The group were supported in their campaign by RTE’s ‘Living With Wildlife’ presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson. The state forestry agency had plans to put a road through theforest to access a crop of Sitka Spruce trees which they planned toharvest.But today campaigners were left delighted when Coillte revealed they will be using a different entry to the woods.A current planning application will be withdrawn and plans for a new access road away from the squirrels’ habitat will be submitted.The 100-acre forest is home to a family of dozens of the red squirrelsand has become a visiting point for thousands of families hoping tocatch a glimpse of the animals. Emmy Award-winning film-maker Stafford was one of more than 2,500people who have signed a petition to save the squirrels.Local businessman and environmentalist, Bren Whelan, says the campaign has been a huge success.“I’m delighted that there has been a positive outcome to our discussions with Coillte representatives at Lis Na Gra last week”.“A withdrawal of their planning application to build a forest road is the best possible outcome for the woodlands and its wildlife”“The amount of support from both the public and media, for the woodland at Lis Na Gra, is reflective of Lis na Gra’s unique status in not only Donegal, but also on the island of Ireland as a sanctuary for the native red squirrels, plus many other wildlife species “ “This has been a collective community effort, which caught the attention of people and the media all across Ireland and the UK.“Going forward I am encouraged that Coillte’s plans for the future of Lis na Gra look positive for the woodlands and wildlife within”“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank John Murray and Colin Stafford-Johnston of the award winning wildlife documentary Wild Ireland, who assisted greatly in supporting this campaign.”Delight as Coillte withdraw plans to put road through squirrel habitat was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 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:Colin Stafford-Johnsondonegalsquirrelslast_img read more