Real Madrid resorts to Courtois and Varane to add their first victory of 2020

first_imgMadrid placed on his overalls and tailored to the necessities of Getafe Varane, key in two of his crew’s three objectives in stationary ball performsCourtois saved his crew and goes by his finest second as a white participant Real Madrid had to face an advanced recreation towards Getafe within the first recreation of the 12 months and thanks to the success of Courtois and Varane, the Zidane crew has been ready to add the three factors (0-3) that place the chief of the classification to Ready for the Barcelona match towards Espanyol within the Catalan derby.The sport for Real Madrid was not simple in any respect. These of Zidane, as already anticipated, had been uncomfortable through the first half as a result of of Getafe. These of Bordalás, devoted to their fashion, went out for all and didn’t let whites apply their soccer with gamers like Kroos, Modric or Isco, who nearly by no means took the ball simply.After twenty minutes of dispute got here the first shot on objective by Getafe. Arambarri related the ball with energy from the entrance, however considerably targeted and nonetheless compelled to stretch Courtois. Ten minutes later it was Varane who bothered Soria, who with a foul begin ended up placing the objective in his personal door. It was the first arrival of Zidane’s and first objective. The most effective minutes of Bordalás got here after the objective of Varane. Fajr, with two pictures, was about to draw, particularly within the second, which compelled Courtois to throw reflexes. Higher nonetheless was the one which Cabrera had with a header that the Belgian took out exhibiting that he’s going by his finest second as a Real Madrid goalkeeper. The Belgian presents safety and was important to the ultimate victory of his crew.The second half of the assembly had little crumb. These of Zidane had been extra comfy and the central pair fashioned by Varane and Militao grew with the passing of the minutes, giving a defensive safety that prevented the pictures of the rival from inside the space. The whites modified their technique within the face of stress from Getafe and appeared for their males upstairs with lengthy balls.The second objective of Real Madrid got here in minute 52, the work of Varane. The Frenchman, blunt within the air recreation, headed the measured heart of Kroos to overtake Soria. The match of the French central was enormous, which not solely left no gaps behind, but additionally threw effectivity within the assault.The Getafe stored insisting. Bordalás examined with three strikers on the courtroom, however this time the Zidane crew realized the lesson from the first half and didn’t let the blue-headed rams maneuver. Madrid might sentence, however neither Bale nor Vinicius took benefit of their clear probabilities.A number of seconds to go, Valverde was left alone towards Soria and gave the objective to Luka Modric to rating at pleasure earlier than the beginning of the blue objective. With this victory, the Zidane crew begins the 12 months with a victory labored towards, probably, the crew that finest competes in LaLiga, and places an finish to the disaster initially of the 12 months.DATA SHEETGETAFE: Soria; Damián, Djené, Cabrera, Nyom (Portillo, min. 81); Fajr, (Molina, min. 60), Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella; Angel and Jaime Mata (Amath, min. 81).REAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Militao, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos (Valverde, min. 70), Isco (Vinicius, min. 70); Bale and Benzema (Jovic, min. 81).–GOALS:0-1, min. 34: David Soria, in personal door.0-2, min.53: Varane.0-3, min. 96: Modric.–REFEREE: Munuera Montero (C. Andalusia). He admonished Nyom (min.34), Damián Suárez (min.39) to Portillo (min.95) by Getafe and Jovic (min.82) and Mendy (min.95) by Real Madrid.–STADIUM: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.center_img Picture: EFElast_img

Fowler-Reid back for Sunshine Girls

first_imgAfter dismal performances in their past two overseas assignments in New Zealand and Australia, Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls will be hoping to redeem themselves when they depart the island later this month to take on world No. 3 England in a three-Test series in England. Ranked at No. 4, the Sunshine Girls will be hoping for better performances on this trip, and yesterday, Netball Jamaica released the names of 12 players, headed by the very experienced Jhaniele Fowler-Reid. Fowler-Reid, who missed the past two overseas assignments, has been drafted to shore up the shooting area. Accompanying her will be Shantal Slater, Shanice Beckford, and Hasana Williams. Veteran Paula Thompson has been called out of retirement to strengthen the centre court, where she will be supported by Khadijah Williams, Adean Thomas, and Carlalee Tingling. In defence, there will be the vastly experienced duo of Malysha Kelly and Vangelee Williams, alongside Stacian Facey and Shamera Sterling. Jamaica Netball Association President Dr Paula Daley-Morris has expressed her satisfaction with the squad selected. “We do have a stronger and well-rounded unit from that which went to New Zealand. We are happy to have Fowler-Reid back in the squad, and with her experience, we expect better coordination with Slater and Beckford. We had some problems in the centre court, and this time around we expect better results than in New Zealand,” said Daley-Morris. The squad will depart the island on November 23 and will return on December 5.last_img

Derbyshire end pursuit of batsman Samuels

first_imgLONDON (CMC):English County club Derbyshire have abruptly ended their pursuit of West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels ahead of the upcoming season.In a statement, the East Midlands outfit said that their decision had been reached “in view of recent events”. The club did not elaborate further.”Derbyshire can confirm it has been in contact with West Indies international Marlon Samuels and his agent regarding opportunities at the club,” the statement said.”The club remains committed to exploring all options to strengthen the side ahead of the 2017 season.”However, we have a number of routes available and, in view of recent events, the club is no longer pursuing Marlon Samuels.”The 36-year-old Samuels revealed earlier this week that he was pondering a three-year deal offered him by Derbyshire, worth up to £135,000 per year.He said, at the time, that he was undecided as it meant that he would have to sign a Kolpak deal – an arrangement in which he would be considered a non-overseas player and give up playing for West Indies.Samuels’s international career is now in doubt after he was ruled ineligible for selection for the three-match one-day series against England in the Caribbean next month.last_img

UG bomb threat suspect gets High Court bail

first_imgTwenty-five-year-old Sheliza Jafferally, who is accused of threatening to bomb the University of Guyana, was earlier today (Friday) released on $10,000 bail by High Court Judge, Navindra Singh.This is following a successful application by her attorney, Latchmie Rahamat, who argued that the State could not provide any evidence that the accused is a threat to public safety, or would tamper with witnesses.Jafferally made her first court appearance on February 11, 2019 before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts; where she was charged with the misuse of a telecommunication device and remanded to prison.She was, on February 18, further remanded until February 25, 2019 by Magistrate Rushell Liverpool at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court. Jafferally has pleaded not guilty to the charge before her.She has been charged under the Telecommunications Act of Guyana, and if found guilty, could face a fine of not less than $250,000 nor more than two million dollars, and a jail term of no more than six months.last_img

Husband crashes, dies after dropping wife to airport

first_imgA man of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is now dead following an accident on the Soesdyke Public Road, as he was returning home from dropping his wife off at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri.Dead is 33-year-old Herman David of Lot 1538 Section B Diamond.Herman DavidAccording to reports, the accident occurred around 05:00h on Tuesday.Guyana Times understands that David was proceeding north in his motor car, PPP 9168, when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the back of a motor lorry, GKK 2143, which was parked a short distance away.As a result of the impact, David was flung out of his vehicle through the front windscreen. He was rushed to the Diamond hospital by public-spirited citizens and was pronounced dead on arrival.The wrecked car after the accidentHis motor car split into two as a result of the impact.It is unclear whether David was speeding at the time or had fallen asleep at the wheel.Reports are that his wife was able to cancel her flight upon receiving word of the accident.This publication visited the dead man’s home; however, no one was at home at the time.last_img

Kerr left frustrated by Match Com in Hull tie

first_img“I’m angry with the match commissioner because he said we could only field six subs. Hull City said we could play all 24 players but the match com was adamant. It’s a friendly and not a FIFA game so we can field as many players as possible,” an agitated Kerr told Capital Sport.He added; “I’ve now got to go and pick up the lads and explain to them why they couldn’t play because I promised them to play. I hope the match com goes home and has a good look at himself and he comes back to explain to these players why they didn’t play. I am frustrated.”Last year while Gor played Everton in Tanzania, they changed almost the entire team save for defender Joachim Oluoch and striker Jeconiah Uyoga while the Merseyside club fielded two different teams in either half.On Sunday, the only subs he used were Cersidy Okeyo, Samuel Onyango, Kevin Omondi, Meddie Kagere, Wesley Onguso and Lawrence Juma.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr salutes his players before the penalty shoot out against Hull City on May 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaKerr was further agitated that he was blocked from rotating his squad while he tried to keep all his players fresh ahead of Wednesday’s CAF Confederation Cup game against Algeria’s USM Alger.Nonetheless, the tactician was impressed with the performance of the team despite the loss on penalties, saying they showed they could match any opponent and hopes the show at Kasarani spurs them on against Alger.“We were brilliant today. We created chances and dominated the game and the only shame is that we couldn’t get the chances converted. We should have won the game even on penalties but even despite that, I am proud of the players,” added the British tactician.He has called on fans to turn out in large numbers on Wednesday and create a similar atmosphere against the Algerian side as they eye success in continental football.“I know that possibly we can’t have 60,000 fans because it is a weekday and many fans who came on Sunday had travelled from far and wide, but we could at least make sure we have good numbers to create an atmosphere,” the coach added.He hopes the show on Sunday can attract bigger football powerhouses from around the world to make a stop in Kenya, saying fans showed that there is massive passion for the game in the country.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr gestures during his side’s friendly match against Hull City on May 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 14- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr voiced his frustration at the match commissioner in their international friendly match against Hull on Sunday evening on his insistence that they should field only six substitutes while he wanted all his players to have a taste of the action.Kerr had hinted pre-match that he would use all his players for the tie just like he did last year in Tanzania against Everton, but on Sunday, he was informed that only six of his substitutes would be allowed to play.last_img


first_imgA WOMAN who took a case for constructive dismissal against Donegal County Council has lost her case.Ann Gallagher had worked for the council from the 15th of February 1999. She felt that she was constructively dismissed by way of forced retirement as of the 7th of June 2013.The claimant was on sick leave from December 2007, said the Employment Appeals Tribunal in its judgement. Due to her continued absence the claimant was asked by letter of the 1st of October 2012 to undertake a medical assessment. Following the results of the independent assessment the claimant wanted to seek her own Consultant’s opinion on the findings of the medical report and informed the respondent of this by letter dated the 12th of December 2012.In a letter of the 21st of January 2013 the council acknowledged this request and was awaiting further correspondence in relation to same. In March 2013 the council received the consultant’s report which suggested the claimant “probably would be able to carry on in her work” and required further medical investigation.The council informed Ms Gallagher by letter dated the 21st of January 2013, ‘as you are aware, the independent medical opinion received by the Council has indicated that you will not be able to return to work with the Council at any future date.’The claimant was informed that according to policy they could no longer continue to pay her the pension rate of pay. A Management Order dated the 8th of February 2013 implemented this decision.By letter of the 21st of January 2013 the council again put forward the option of the claimant’s retirement on medical grounds (initially put forward in December 2012), the pension and lump sum calculations were provided to her.The claimant was declared “permanently unfit for work” by her GP in April 2013 and the GP also requested that the claimant be offered early retirement; this letter was unsolicited by the council and the claimant denies requesting her GP to write this letter to the council.The claimant signed the application form for early retirement on the 20th of May 2013. She then decided it would be better for her to take a career break rather than early retirement; and that this option should have been offered to her by the respondent.Ms Gallagher applied in writing for the career break on the 5th of June 2013. The claimant maintains that to avoid this situation a part-time position should have been found to accommodate her working less hours. The staff welfare officer was not helpful, in the claimant’s opinion, and witnessed her unfair treatment.The respondent was aware only post retirement that the claimant was unhappy with the situation. The claimant’s early retirement application was accepted and processed and a Management Order affecting the retirement was signed on the 7th of June 2013. Further correspondence ensued between the parties.In its determination the Tribunal panel said it had “carefully considered all of the evidence adduced at the hearing”.It went on: “The claimant was on long term sick-leave from 2007. By 2012 the respondent had no option but to invoke the sick leave policy and seek an independent medical assessment.“Although the respondent endeavoured to get the claimant back to work, all of the medical evidence provided indicated she was unfit for work and finally that she needed further medical investigations. The Pension related pay was discretionary and had to be stopped as there was no indication that the claimant would ever be in a position to return to work.“While the Tribunal has sympathy for the claimant’s situation, the claim under the Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 2007 is dismissed.“The Tribunal note that the respondent agreed at the hearing to provide the claimant with an employment reference.”WOMAN ON LONG-TERM SICK LEAVE LOSES TRIBUNAL CASE AGAINST DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL was last modified: December 18th, 2015 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:Donegal County CouncilUnfair Dismissallast_img

Transfer report: Monaco BLOCKING Thomas Lemar and Benjamin Mendy exits

first_img1 Monaco starlet’s Thomas Lemar and Benjamin Mendy will be staying put this summer Monaco are blocking Benjamin Mendy’s move to Manchester City and Arsenal’s pursuit of Thomas Lemar.The French club have lost some of their key players already this summer after toppling Paris Saint-Germain last season to win Ligue 1.Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is close to joining Chelsea for £35million, while Bernardo Silva has gone to Manchester City for £43m.Star striker Kylian Mbappe is also a target for all of Europe’s top clubs and he could leave as a part of a world record deal.But, according to L’Equipe, Monaco are putting their foot down when it comes to Lemar and Mendy.Winger Lemar is wanted by Arsenal, while full-back Mendy is high on Manchester City’s summer shortlist.However, Monaco are reportedly no longer willing to part with any more of their star players after losing Silva and being on the cusp of Bakayoko going too.As a result, the French club have told Arsenal and Manchester City they should look elsewhere for reinforcements as neither Lemar or Mendy will leave this summer.last_img

Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica: Philippe Coutinho and Neymar win it for the Selecao

first_img You’re the one 6 Los Ticos had defended manfully for 90 minutes but couldn’t hold out with Coutinho renewing an old partnership by scurrying onto Roberto Firmino’s knockdown, which also got a flick from Gabriel Jesus.Neymar, who endured a frustrating game and was left in tears at the final whistle, ensured his team the three points by nudging in a Douglas Costa pass from close range.The result eliminates Costa Rica who also lost 1-0 to Serbia in their first Group E game. Fallon d’Floor LINE-UPSBrazil: Alisson, Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Casemiro, Paulinho (Firmino 68’), Willian (Douglas Costa 46’), Coutinho, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus (Fernandinho 90+2’).Subs not used: Cassio, Pedro Geromel, Filipe Luis, Renato Augusto, Marquinhos, Fernandinho, Fred, Taison, Danilo, Ederson.Costa Rica: Navas, Gamboa (Calvo 75’), Gonzalez, Acosta, Duarte, Oviedo, Venegas, Guzman (Tejeda 83’), Borges, Ruiz, Urena (Bolanos 54’).Subs not used: Pemberton, Smith, Colindres, Campbell, Wallace, Azofeifa, Waston, Gutierrez, Moreira.GROUP E TABLE Costa Rica defended well but weren’t too effective on the counter. Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup The Group E table after Brazil’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica. Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings diamond geezer Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football 6 In the second half, though, their resilience was given a real examination. Gabriel Jesus hit the bar with a header, while Coutinho and Neymar baffled their markers with their control in the penalty, with the former’s shot deflected wide.Costa Rica remained a threat on the counter but Miranda was able to repel two attacks as he formed a formidable pairing with Thiago Silva.Neymar should have scored the first goal of the game with 72 minutes gone but after capitalising on a defensive error he fired a fierce shot, from 18 yards, just wide.And the Paris Saint-Germain star thought he had a penalty but after a slight tug from Giancarlo Gonzalez but VAR allowed referee Björn Kuipers to overturn the decision he had made. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup misery He salvaged two situations which looked set to pass Brazil by as they battered Costa Rica early in the second half and showed a tiger-ish will to force the issue but Tite decided to remove him after 68 minutes.Luckily for all concerned his nation managed to claim victory.MOMENT OF THE MATCHAfter 77 minutes it appeared Brazil would have the chance to score from the penalty spot but thanks to VAR the opportunity was rescinded. Video clearly showed Neymar exaggerating some slight contact and allowed Costa Rica to hold on for a share of the spoils. 6 6 Good times Shy guy In an enthralling fixture, the first clear-cut chance of the first half came for Costa Rica, with a surge down the left flank, but Celso Borges scuffed a Cristian Gamboa shot wide of the upright when he should have at least hit the target.Brazilian trickery allowed plenty of set-piece opportunities when fouls were drawn from the enthusiastic but clumsy Los Ticos tackles. Unfortunately, delivery from Neymar left a lot to be desired.After 26 minutes Brazil picked up the tempo, Gabriel Jesus hammered home a shot beyond Keylor Navas but the Manchester City man but sadly for the serviced-starved striker he was offside from Marcelo’s original shot.Brazil had Costa Rica on the ropes as the half progressed but their long-range shots were barely a test for their opponents. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Neymar sits on the floor as Bjorn Kuipers gives a later-rescinded penalty. LU BEAUTY Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches 6 Latest World Cup news SUPERSTITION Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Brazil star Neymar celebrates scoring their second goal of the game. As his frustration grew, the 26-year-old was booked for dissent, punching the ball into the turf after another decision went against him.But in the end he had the last laugh as he and Coutinho claimed late goals in breath-taking fashion.STAR MANNeymar and Phillipe Coutinho may have won them the match but their best player on the day was hauled off early as Tite changed his tactics to a front-two.Barcelona star Paulinho not only passed the ball to his team-mates with verve and creativity but his movement and skill on and off the ball was delightful. Philippe Coutinho and Neymar struck in injury time to hand Brazil their first victory of World Cup 2018 as they beat Costa Rica 2-0.Barcelona midfielder Coutinho’s run from the edge of the box saw him sneakily fire past the unlucky Keylor Navas read more


first_imgThey brought us the hilarious stand-off between Donegal and Dublin fans before the All-Ireland semi-final which was watched by more than 100,000 people.And now madcap video bloggers Giddyupskits have done it again pitting Donegal fans against their Kerry rivals. The team behind the side-splitting comedy-team have just released their epic video ‘The Battle For Sham’ ahead of next week’s All-Ireland Final.Simply click on the video to play.DDTV – COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – IT’S THE BATTLE FOR SHAM! was last modified: September 13th, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALdonegalGiddyupSkitsKerrylast_img